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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1st, 2006 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 Four Schools Participated in Jr. JunkanooAbaco Central Won First PlaceThe banner of the Abaco Central High School was elaborate, colorful and brightly painted. The music and dancing were well done and earned the school first place in the Junior Junkanoo competition held in Marsh Harbour on December 17. Four schools participated with Green Turtle Cay winning second place followed by S.C. Bootle High School and Central Abaco Primary. Please see Junknaoo Page 4 Santa arrived in Cherokee on Christmas Eve in his sleigh but minus his reindeer. He always takes time to visit the children there each year. This was the 59th consecutive year for him to give every child a present from under the large Christmas tree in the Methodist Church yard. After he leaves, all guests are treated to a Christmas dinner, this year served in the W.W. Sands Community Center. See story on page 6.Santa Visits Cherokee Outdoor Christmas Service Draws VisitorsSilbert Mills, Pastor of Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town, held an outdoor Christmas church service on the Marsh Harbour waterfront for the benefit of our boating visitors and others. The service included the congregation singing of well loved Christmas carols, Scripture readings and a short sermon by Mr. Mills. The service was appreciated because many of them had no way to get to one of the area churches. By Mirella Santillo By late afternoon on December 17 Dove Plaza was bustling with the activity of the four Junior Junkanoo groups preparing for the evening parade. Make up was being applied, final touches were being added to the costumes and butterfly wings were fluttering next to the Abaco Central High school’s container that had been hired to transport all the bulky costumes. Some children were putting on their costumes while others were already practicing with their drums or trumpets. At nightfall a fire was lit at the back of the parking lot to warm up the drums and then the participants were lining up for the parade preceded by tall and brightly colored floats displaying the themes of their group. More than 200 children from two primary schools and two high schools paraded in the evening in front of a very large crowd of spectators packed on each side of Don MacKay Boulevard. First to perform was Central Abaco Primary presenting Wedding Time: Here Comes the Bride Sixth grader Wilkins Garcon, the groom, dressed in a tuxedo, and Trudy Dean, his fifth grade bride in a wedding dress, followed the banner representing a church, beautifully pasted and decoratedScience Conference Will Feature Research Done on AbacoThe second biennial science conference sponsored by Friends of the Environment will be held on January 5-7. It has scheduled a variety of scientists who will present their findings from their researched on Abaco. These will include details about the crocodile skeletons found in a Blue Hole, the effect of fire on the pine woods and an update on the status of the Abaco parrot plus many more topics. Call 367-2721 for details.

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Page 2 The Abaconian January 1, 2006 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 Junior Junknaoo Took Much PreparationThese butterflies were part of the Abaco Central High School’s Junkanoo group which had a theme All Things Bright and Beautiful. All groups that participated received money from the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Culture. Additionally, the Central Abaco schools were assisted financially by the Central Abaco District Council. 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 Second place winners, the Amy Roberts Primary School of Green Turtle Cay, has as its theme Love Garden. The group of 53 students did an excellent job with their musical instruments and dancing.

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January 1, 2006 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 property 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 x 149 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. Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 MARSH HARBOUR TWO LOTS Quiet neighbourhood, 100 x 200 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 x 165 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 in Great in Great in Great in Great in v v v v v estment oppor estment oppor estment oppor estment oppor estment oppor tunity! tunity! tunity! tunity! tunity! 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

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Page 4 The Abaconian January 1, 2006with flowers. Behind them came the wedding procession, the girls made up and the boys with top hats. Next came 35 students from Green Turtle Cay, most of them from Amy Roberts Primary School, parading their Love Garden Their costumes consisted mostly of artfully decorated head gears and white satin trousers. More than half of the rushers played a musical instruments and their dancing and the drummers’ performance drew cheers from the spectators. Their performance was impressive, downplayed only by the simplicity of the costumes. S.C. Bootle High School’s theme was WildlLife of Abaco A wild horse jumped half way out of the banner. About 50 children paraded wearing head gear of horses, JunkanooFrom Page 1 Please see Junkanoo Page 25Crowds Watched Jr. Junkanoo Groups RushThe theme of the Central Abaco Primary School’s Junkanoo group was Wedding Time. The bride and groom are shown here along with their attendants. Central Abaco Primary had many young gentlemen in party attire including top hats. This group was the music makers with their instruments. star fish, frogs, lizards, turtles and parrots, their steps matching the theme. Their procession was very wild and colorful. Last, but not the least as far as costumes were concerned, came the Abaco Central High School group. All Things Beautiful was the theme for their display. Their costumes were beautiful, the girls adorned with ethereal butterfly and ladybug wings. Their dancing was light and graceful. They put on a great show. It was a tough decision for the five judges who had come from Grand Bahama and Nassau as well as from Abaco to evaluate each group. Each performance showed the work and dedication the children and their group leaders had put to achieve the results S.C. Bootle High School had the theme Wildlife of Abaco which featured the wild horses along with turtles, parrots, lizards and frogs all depicted in their costumes. SelectedLinens 50-70% Off Christmas Decorations 25 50% Off SelectedToys 25% Off All Hardware 20% OffHurry while supplies last January 3 25, 2006Abaco HardwarePre-InventoryBlow-out SaleDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour • Phone 367-2170 Closed Monday, January 2 in Celebration of New Year’s dayAll GE Appliances 15% off Closed for Inventory January 26 31Thursday TuesdayRe-opens February 1, 2006 We will be closed January 7 to honour the memory ofRae, Robin, Nicholas and Caitlin Albury

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5AUCTION SALE is proud to present its’4th AnnualFund Raising Auction Sale Join us for an evening of !" Cocktails !" Hors d’ourves!"Live Music!"Great things to buy!"Wayyy too much fun.....Admission by Invitation Only.......... Call us and we will send you an invite! 366-0334 Joan/JimAuction will be held at The Marquee (Tent) at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour on Saturday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m. To raise funds for the on going education of the students of Abaco. CAPE COD CAPE COD CAPE COD CAPE COD CAPE CODOne week stay in a fabulous 4 BR, year-round home on the water in the Cape’s most exclusive area. (3 couples max)PARIS PARIS PARIS PARIS PARISLuxury apartment in the heart of Paris, France, for a one-week stay. (3 couples max)CHICAGO CHICAGO CHICAGO CHICAGO CHICAGOOne-week stay at a luxury 1BR condo in the heart of the loop; walk to shops, restaurants, museums, etc. (1 couple) THE AB THE AB THE AB THE AB THE AB A A A A A C C C C C O CL O CL O CL O CL O CL UB A UB A UB A UB A UB A T WINDIN T WINDIN T WINDIN T WINDIN T WINDIN G BA G BA G BA G BA G BA Y Y Y Y YGet a one year free membership with use of all the facilities FERR FERR FERR FERR FERR Y RIDES........ Y RIDES........ Y RIDES........ Y RIDES........ Y RIDES........ One year passes on Albury’s Ferry Service for use on any of their routes. Man Man Man Man Man y Mor y Mor y Mor y Mor y Mor e It e It e It e It e It ems............. Lo ems............. Lo ems............. Lo ems............. Lo ems............. Lo ts Mor ts Mor ts Mor ts Mor ts Mor e!!!! e!!!! e!!!! e!!!! e!!!! Abaco PathfindersIT IT IT IT IT AL AL AL AL AL Y Y Y Y YSpend 10 days in a magnificently restored Italian monastery in the hills of Umbria. Half way between Rome & Florence and a short distance to some of Italy’s most beautiful and historic sites. Be wined and dined by a professional staff who will see to your every need. A descriptive DVD is available upon request. (4 couples max)NEW YORK NEW YORK NEW YORK NEW YORK NEW YORKLocated at 2 Columbus Ave and 59th Street. This corner Penthouse is 2 blocks from Central Park and sits behind the New Time Warner & Trump International buildings. Floor to ceiling windows provide breath taking views of the Hudson River, lower Manhattan, Statue of Liberty and Central park. (1 couple)ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ANT ANT ANT ANT ANT A A A A A1 week stay in a two bedroom condo in the heart of Atlanta’s best shopping district. (2 couples max)AIRLINE TIC AIRLINE TIC AIRLINE TIC AIRLINE TIC AIRLINE TIC KET KET KET KET KET S........ S........ S........ S........ S........Free tickets for travel on Gulfstream Airlines, Cherokee Airlines, Island Express and more... As in years past we will also be offering a huge assortment of fishing trips, hotel stays, meals, antiques, furniture, local arts & crafts, boat rentals, golf cart rentals, advertising, and so much more we cannot list it here!HELP W HELP W HELP W HELP W HELP W ANTED ANTED ANTED ANTED ANTEDIf you have something of value, whether it be merchandise, art, or services which you are willing to donate to the upcoming Auction please contact Jim Blumberg at 366-0334 to discuss a way in which you can help us in the job of educating the young people of Abaco.ADVANCE NOTICE!!

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Page 6 The Abaconian January 1, 2006 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 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 South Abaco NewsCherokee SoundBy Lee Pinder Believe it or not, repairs on the Long Dock have commenced once more. Our town men got side tracked with repairs to their own homes, work and the holidays, but with a few extra hands to help from our second-home owners and friends, the famous landmark is inching its way out into the bay again. Cherokee just wouldn’t be the same without the Long Dock, and we are all grateful to the volunteers who constantly rebuild it so that we can all enjoy using it. Cherokee had its traditional Holiday Season starting off with the semi-annual Kids Kornor Recitation and Awards Night, then a lovely community-wide Candlelight Service which found many visitors in attendance from off the place. The threat of rain nearly hampered the carolers on their appointed rounds to visit the shut-ins but the 5:30 a.m. Fore Day Meetings were held as usual in the Methodist Church on the two mornings before Christmas as well as Watch Night Services to welcome in another New Year.Santa Visited Once AgainSome say it was one of the biggest and prettiest Christmas tree in the Methodist Church yard that Cherokee has ever had, and there was a record number of presents piled underneath. The usual large crowd gathered by the community tree waiting for Santa to arrive on his big red sleigh with all the lights flashing while people sat by the side of the church or gathered in groups on the street meeting and greeting family members and old friends. For many it was their first visit, but most of the same crowd come every year, even though they may now live someplace else. Most of the children sat in a semi-circle on the ground and waited for their names to be called while some of the very small ones were more rambunctious and tried to go up and pick out a gift for themselves. It was a clear and starry night with no bad weather in sight when Santa finally arrived after much anticipation. Santa’s right-hand man and general helper, Hartis Pinder, told the audience that this was the 59th consecutive year for the tree ceremony, and he thought a special thanks should be given to Ricky Sawyer, another of Santa’s Helpers, for making sure that Santa and his sleigh full of presents found their way to this exact spot year after year. Next, one of the local girls, Kirsty Albury, said she knew Santa always brought presents for other people but that this year she had a gift for him, so she was the first child to go up and give him a hug, sit on Santa’s lap and give him a present. Please see South Page 7 Although Santa took time to visit Cherokee Sound on Christmas Eve, he was in a hurry to get back to the North Pole. Ricky Sawyer worked to get Santa’s sleigh and the towing vehicle ready, and he is shown here taking Santa back to prepare for his midnight ride. Mr. Hartis Pinder, native son of Cherokee Sound, is one of Santa’s helpers at the Christmas party.

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 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 ARAWAK AGENCYC U S T O M S B R O K E R S Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It AllŽ Located in Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-3006 Fax: 367-3387 wireless@abacoinet.comHigh-Speed Wireless Internet Dial-up Internet Access Coffee Bar Internet CafeHappy New Years Our coffee bar will be opening on February 1 st, 2006! Come and enjoy a cup of coffee with us Open Monday thru Saturday Breakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. ‘til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Music Wednesday and Friday Nights Satellite Sports TV • Ice for Sale Restaurant & Bar On the Hope Town Waterfront • Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16Specializing in Bahamian Foods More South Abaco NewsAfter the gifts were all handed out, everyone headed across the street for the annual Christmas Eve feast while everyone was in still in a festive mood. As always, it was a night to remember.Antiques Roadshow Is AnticipatedOn December 29th Cherokee will hold its first ever exhibit of local antiques called the Antiques Roadshow. As this report is being written prior to that day, I cannot comment on the outcome of the event, but with the invaluable help and experience of the Tourism Office in Abaco and its very competent staff, some of us feel it will certainly be a big success. After a presentation of Growing Up in Cherokee the community and a group of old scholars will take this opportunity to present an award of appreciation to one of the last teachers to be stationed in their old school back in 1953, the recently restored W.W.Sands Community Center, to a man of renown and distinction, an avid volunteer, a lay-preacher in the Methodist Church, a retired and well known local businessman, a brother, a father, Margaret’s husband, everyone’s friend and “always in a hurry” Patrick Bethel, our very own native son. Always available to Cherokee folk (as he likes to call us), Patrick is an often seen face in the community and someone that everyone knows they can go to in a time of need. This token of appreciation has been a long time in coming but, none-the-less deserved, is a badge of honour to good friend and neighbour.Congratulations, PatrickThe first order of business in the New SouthFrom Page 6 The children of Cherokee Sound enjoyed their time with Santa seen peering over his glasses.. Year is the upcoming wedding nuptials on January 7th of Kellie Denise Sawyer, eldest daughter of Steve and Denise Sawyer presently employed at Buds and Blooms in Marsh Harbour, to Darrell Roger Pinder, the eldest son of Laurel and Roger Pinder and employed at Abaco Outboards. Engaged since last Christmas Eve, the happy young couple has a brand new home recently completed and ready for occupancy waiting for them to move into. We extend our best wishes for a long and fruitful marriage to the happy pair. NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday

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Page 8 The Abaconian January 1, 2006 Dave RalphThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lindsey Delaplaine, Leslie Kennedy, Lee Pinder, Nancy Russell 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 The Editor Says . Our Need to Advise Government Letters to the EditorCyclists Should Follow the RulesDear Sir,Has the law been changed with regard to “Keep Left” for cyclist road users? I am alarmed at the number of cyclists I pass each day who ride facing oncoming traffic. This was at one time restricted to visitors who, to be charitable, probably knew no better, but today it is commonplace. My copy of the Highway Code under Hints to Cyclists reads, “Always keep well to the left of the road.” Using the newly constructed sidewalks as cycle paths is another problem!Yours, Hugh CottisAppeal to Have Barge MovedDear Editor, Friends of the Environment has been asked about a response to the continuing situation of Liberty Oil’s drilling barge being hard aground on the reef to the northeast of Johnny’s Cay between Man-O-War and Hope Town. There have been a number of questions as to whether or not the barge has broken any laws. According to the OFFICIAL GAZETTE of The Bahamas, Published By Authority, Supplement Part II, 13th February 1986, regulation 12: (1) No person shall uproot, destroy, or without the written permission of the Minister, take or sell any hard or sort coral. The confusion about the law might be based on the fact that the Rules and Regulations pamphlet, published by the Department of Fisheries, only lists the taking of coral as prohibited. The fact that there is a law on the books means that there is an avenue available to make Liberty Oil, or any other company, responsible for the destruction, and to hold them accountable for repairs to the reef. If nothing is done, the damage to the reef’s framework will make it more susceptible to erosion and further damage from future storms and hurricanes. In the Cayman Islands it is illegal to damage coral with anchors or chains anywhere in Cayman waters. In the Turks and Caicos Islands it is illegal to break, remove, or cause any damage to any coral reef or marine plant within the fishery limits of the islands. Florida also has laws that protect the reef that lines its shores and those of the Keys. It is prohibited to operate a vessel in a manner to strike or otherwise injure coral. Also, anchoring on living coral in water less than 40 feet deep when you can see the bottom is illegal. In Florida enforcement officers have the discretion to judge whether or not incidents are accidental or the result of negligence. Based on their judgment, the penalties range from a written warning to a fine up to $5,000. In cases where large ships do significant damage, the insurance policies carried by those companies can be used to collect damage fees that can be used for reef restoration. In 1984 the M/V Wellwood a 122meter freighter registered in Cyprus, ran aground in 22 feet of water on Molassess Reef off Key Largo. It remained there for 12 days, destroying over 1,000 square meters of living coral, bottom dwelling organisms and displacing fish and other marine life. In December 1986 the Wellwood Shipping Company and the Hanseatic Shipping Company settled with the U.S. Federal Government for $6.275 million to be paid over 15 years. The funds were used to construct concrete and limestone rock modules that were used to restore the reef. The modules are designed to help rebuild the older spur and groove formation of the reef and provide maximum habitat for fish, corals, and marine organisms that live within the reef. Not only will it help the reef rebuild, it will prevent further erosion. This was only possible because the government enforced the laws that were on the books. The companies did not pay for the restoration out of the goodness of their heart. The Bahamas depends on its reefs for both tourism and to sustain the fishing industry. It might be time to consider whether there needs enforcement of this law to protect this precious resource. Sincerely, The Board of Directors Friends of the Environment This barge, the Louis J. Goulieu, went aground on the reef off Johnny’s Cay between Man-O-War and Hope Town during Hurricane Wilma. The owners claim they will be refloating the barge and tow it away. However, an underwater crack has to be repaired and other work done before this can happen. So far, not much has happened although large pumps have arrived. Central government in Nassau recently requested suggestions from the Central Abaco Council concerning suitable locations for a low cost subdivision. What will come of this remains to be seen, but it appears to be a step in solving the immigrant housing problem. There were some awkward moments as the Councillors chose, then rejected various locations. The request for a suitable location forced those present to think about area growth beyond immediate issues. They concluded that establishing a remote subdivision was not beneficial. In effect, a new town would be created of those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder. They were not comfortable with the concept of a new town in a remote location. On further thought, they were concerned with the potential size that a low cost subdivision might grow into. The area it is aimed at helping may contain as many as 1,000 houses, leaving one to wonder what size this new area will be in several years. This led to the idea of splitting the development into two smaller sites to keep the potential size within reason. It was concluded that a new residential area should not be far away, and Spring City was mentioned as a comfortable distance to the south if closer locations did not present themselves. The well field extending from the airport to Spring City removed a huge block of land from consideration closer to Marsh Harbour. The only other direction with available land and keeping within the parameter of greater Marsh Harbour is along the S.C. Bootle Highway west of the BEC plant. Political statements have been made to the effect that whatever solution is found for Central Abaco, a similar effort will be made in the north. We must now wait to see what steps government takes to alleviate the illegal housing in Marsh Harbour’s Mud and Pigeon Peas immigrant settlements and the companion settlement of Sand Banks near Treasure Cay. One of the more interesting elements of the debate on the subdivision location by Council members were their thoughts of the future of the area. It is not often that our future is given any attention. Parking is becoming more critical as the towns continue to grow. New shops and businesses are opening with minimal parking, and there is virtually no streetside parking on the narrow town streets. Traffic is becoming heavier and the roads are getting more congested. Some consideration will have to be given to making additional roads to facilitate the growing traffic. As the Sweeting Track becomes more developed, a second access road may be required. In fact, provision should be made for an access road to cross the hills south of St. Frances de Sales Church. The acreage behind the church will be developed some day, but we are not aware of any provision for access to this land. Anyone who has gotten caught in the 3 p.m. school traffic would wish for some alternate roads. Don MacKay Boulevard is the main road to the airport and all points south. All traffic to the airport, the Abaco Club, Cherokee, Crossing Rocks, Sandy Point; and the other areas to the south must use this one road, there is no other. However, with our unplanned development, we managed to have four schools on this main highway. This one stretch of road could be a real money maker for government if Road Traffic and the police decided to enforce the school zone speed limits. Forest Drive is a primary road through Dundas Town and Murphy Town. It managed to get three school zones. These schools were built on roadways years ago for easy access without thought to future traffic patterns or allowance for increased highway use. If this pattern continues with construction and reduced speed zones along the highway, what is now a one-hour trip to the end of the island will become a twohour journey. A dose of long range planning would pay dividends to society in future years. Marsh Harbour traffic going east from the traffic light is hampered by a narrow road, no shoulders and increased businesses with marginal parking, all of which slows traffic into an expanding section of town. Perhaps the Central Abaco Council needs a committee of concerned persons to make recommendations related to long term planning issues and advise government on problem areas and possible solutions. Local government does not have funds for capital projects such as new roads, but that does not lessen the need for them as time passes. Crowded roads, increasing traffic and inadequate parking are just a few of many issues that could benefit from long range planning. Central Abaco is expanding in all directions; the town is growing; construction is booming and more people are moving into the area. Central Government does not know of all our problems. Although we do not have the funds to implement solutions, we must have ideas to present to government for solutions to our growing problems. Council has responded to government’s recent request for advice on a low cost subdivision and made recommendations. Council’s recent recommendations on a new subdivision should be expanded to give suggestions on a broad range of social and developmental issues facing the community.

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 Regardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) • (386) 423-1773 • Fax (386) 423-1774E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com • www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP Daily Service Marsh Harbour Melbourne Treasure Cay Orlando Intl. Daytona Beach JacksonvilleOrder 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 subscribe Receiving 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 Light Impressions Tile Outlet New Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Today’s CeramicsSouth America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. .We stock: Spacers • Caps • Trims • and Accessories Thin-set • Mastic • Grouts • Saws & Blades• Free estimates • Free delivery for larger orders • Special pricing for builders and contractors • Installation also optionalAbaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display • Ceramic • Granite • Stone • Procelain • Vinyl • Wood CURRY’S FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour frontBy Mirella Santillo Several shops and businesses in town held open houses the week before Christmas to show customers their appreciation. Most of them had music, some live, all of them offered food and drinks and a souvenir to mark the occasion.Iggy Biggy Held Open HouseIggy Biggy, the well known clothes and gift boutique located across from Conch Inn, held its open house on December 17, one week before Christmas. From 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. food and drinks were offered to the patrons who enjoyed buying their favorite accessories, clothes or gift items at a 10 percent discount for that day. By 11 a.m. the shop was full of people browsing, buying or enjoying the quiches and bite sandwiches displayed with soft drinks and coffee while the CD of the Best of the Best was playing in the background. Shoppers came and went throughout the day. New merchandise had been put out for the occasion and lots of items were on sale. Every buyer left with a Christmas souvenir.Night of Alleluias! By Sandra G. Elden On December 11, just a few minutes before 7 p.m., the auditorium was rather noisy and very crowded, not a seat was left vacant in Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel. Ushers were doing their very best trying to find seats for latecomers. First congregational hymns were sung and the church rang out The Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel produces a Christmas cantata annually which is anticipated by many. This year it was Night of Allelulas directed by Kevin Sawyer. Please see Central Page 10 The Christmas Spirit Is Among Us! Central Abaco News Standard Hardware treated its customers to a buffet lunch in the store on December 15. A variety of food was available and some items were speciall priced that day.

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Page 10 The Abaconian January 1, 2006 More Central Abaco Newswith the old Christmas carols. It was time for the Cantata Night of Alleluias to begin. There was a feeling of excitement and expectation in the air. Then the strains of orchestral music began and the choir quietly filed in and took their places waiting for the Choir Director’s (Kevin Sawyer) signal. There was a hush and the audience waited expectantly for the Cantata to begin. Narrator Andrew Cartwright started the story of praise and alleluias from God’s people for His faithfulness. Throughout the Cantata the narrator told the story of God’s promise of His son coming to earth on that one holy night. Then with fanfare and trumpets, carols rang out joyously by the choir. In between the various solos and duets, the choir sang and the sound filled the chapel with joy and hope. The choir then ended with the song Night of Alleluias telling of the Christ Child’s birth and how the angels and shepherds proclaimed that He is holy and worthy. Then all too soon, it was over with a prayer of thanks and with grateful hearts to the One who was born in that humble place of long ago who is the Heavenly Light on Please see Central Page 11 CentralFrom Page 9 Abaco Block and Concrete, represented by Larry Albury from Freeport, gave food coupons for elderly and needy persons of Murphy Town. Names of the recipients had been provided which were different from those who received coupons last year. Cleveland Dawkins, President of the Murphy Town Association, assisted in organizing it. The coupons were redeemable at Price Right. Shown here are Glenn McDonald, member of the Murphy Town Committee, Mr. Albury, Mr. Leo Bethel, Manager of Abaco Block and Concrete, and Mr. Dawkins. Gifts for the children of Murphy Town were donated by the Great Abaco Port and Harbour and were distributed by Larry Albury, who came to Abaco for the occasion. Members of the Murphy Town Committee assisted in alerting children that the gifts were available. Each year Change Ministries, under the direction of Rev. Samuel Cornish, treats the youth of Central Abaco to a Christmas party held at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town. They enjoyed games, competitions, hamburgers and hot dogs, sodas and other goodies. Bicycles and other prizes were awarded to those who won the competitions.

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 More Central Abaco Newsthat Night of Alleluias!Standard Hardware: To share the joy of the season and to thank their customers for their patronage during the year, Standard Hardware held an open house on December 15th. Shoppers were greeted by Christmas carols played by renown musician Estin Sawyer and were invited to partake in food displayed in the front of the shop. Chicken wings, conch fritters and an assortment of sandwiches and soft drinks were offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Throughout the shop, staff members welcomed the customers and helped them with their shopping. Everyone present was handed a key chain and a pen. Paint was on sale that day, so it was a good time to buy if you were planning to repaint your house!Commonwealth Bank: From December 12th to the 16th Commonwealth Bank had an on-going customer appreciation week. The slogan was You’re a VIP at CB. Ms. Innocent, the Assistant Manager of Operations, handed out calenders for 2006, squeeze bottles, pencils, T shirts, caps and rulers as people entered. Special treats and drinks were offered on Thursday and the Gospel quartet Jus’ Us entertained the customers with Christmas carols for one hour. Mrs. Mavis Burrows came from Nassau’s Head Office to greet the customers. Commonwealth Bank’s Please see Central Page 13 CentralFrom Page 10 Abaco Hardware held a drawing for the“world’s biggest stocking.” The winner, Linda Pinesepp of Long Bay, was not able to claim her gift but sent a friend. A variety of sandwiches and sodas were given out by the staff of Abaco Hardware in appreciation of their customers. Many people enjoyed their hospitality. Blue SkyGALLERYOriginal Art !" Prints !" Framing Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Malcolm Rae William Johnson Shula Raney Alvin Moss Photography by TuppyLocal Artists Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Dion Lewis Located Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579

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Page 12 The Abaconian January 1, 2006 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 $1,762,000UNDER 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 & #115 Interior 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

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 Abaco Outboard EnginesFor further information Tel: 242-367-2452 Fax: 242-367-2354 yamahaabaco@hotmail.com Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club held a Christmas party for the children of Central Abaco at the Anglican Parish Hall. Lots of h ot dogs, sodas and other foods were available. Wrapped gifts suitable for each age group were given out. All children who went to the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club Christmas party were provided with food and were given a wrapped gift. Here Mr. Doug Shipman is giving a young girl her gift. He isVice-President of Discovery Land Company, the developers on Great Guana Cay, new policy is to take the bank to the people and to that effect, the new manager, Ms. Jacquelyn Estevez, hosted a booth at the Christmas Bazaar where Sun Cards and Master Cards were offered to new applicants free of membership fees for one year. This special offer was good only for that day though! Special student saving accounts were also offered. As young as eight years old, a child can manage his or hers account to save for later tuition. For a younger child the same type of account can be open with an adult. Ms. Estevez mentioned that on NovemMore Central Abaco NewsCustoms on Abaco held an auction on December 12 to clear unclaimed freight. Some of the freight moved quickly but dentists’ chairs did not find an owner. Some of the freight boxes were opened such as a pallet of paint and was auctioned in smaller quantities. Please see Central Page 24 CentralFrom Page 11

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Page 16 The Abaconian January 1, 2006 Fine Dining Fine Dining Fine Dining Fine Dining Fine Dining Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed AtmosphereFor Reservations Call: (242) 367-2158 EVERY SUNDAY from 10:30am to 2:30pm $30.00 per person, Children under 12, 1/2 Price INCLUDES: All you can eat buffet, FREE Mimosa, FREE soft drinks, FREE ParkingSUNDAY BRUNCH 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 Forest Heights Welcomes ECC for Christmas CelebrationBy Mrs. Leslie Kennedy On December 10th Forest Heights Academy opened its doors to students and teachers from Every Child Counts. All joined together to begin the Christmas season on this last day of school. The morning began with arts and crafts and cookie decorating, accompanied by Christmas music. During this time Santa and one of his elves made an appearance giving the children stockings full of candy. Two picnic tables were loaded with sweets of all kinds to add to the delight of everyone. To end the morning, the group assembled in the covered area for a Christmas service led by religious knowledge teacher, Mr. Bruce Stecker. Highlights of the event were Spanish Christmas carols sung by the Spanish class choir led by Mrs. Susan Parotti, a Spanish version of The Night before Christmas read by Brittany Benjamin and a liturgical dance performed by members of the Anchor Club. The service ended on a more traditional note with Jenny Rodriguez reading the story of the birth of Christ from the Bible and Deanna Stecker sharing her thoughts on the true meaning of Christmas. Principal Paul Vernall, who graciously organized the day’s events, dismissed the students for Christmas break and wished them all a Merry Christmas, or should we say, Feliz Navidad!St. Francis Term Ends with Celebrating and SingingBy Samantha V. Evans St. Frances de Sales Catholic School Christmas Concert was held on December 13th at the Parish Church under the theme Christmas Around the World The hall was packed to capacity with family, friends and well-wishers who weathered the cold windy night to support their loved ones. Moderators for the evening were: Elsie Bain and Barry MacKenzie. Students from all grade levels performed Christmas songs, skits or recitals and dances depicting Christmas in Costa Rica, Haiti, Nigeria, Canada, Phillipines, America, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and The Bahamas. The students did a fantastic job with their Christmas multi-cultural presentations. I’m sure their teachers, parents, friends and those in attendance were very proud.Abaco Central Holds Candlelight ServiceBy Samantha V. Evans Abaco Central High School held its Annual Christmas Carol/ Candlelight Service on December 13th at Aldersgate Methodist Church. The moderator for the evening was Father E. Hepburn, Priest at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. The church was filled with students, teachers and parents of Abaco Central High, Wesley College, St. Frances de Sales and Central Abaco Primary who came out to usher in the Christmas season. Mrs. Smith from the Department of Education in Marsh Harbour was in attendance. The service included carol singing, scripture readings, special selections from Wesley College Band, individual students, Abaco Central High School’s Recorder Group and a debut selection by Father Hepburn himself. It was great! The night ended with the candle lighting School News Please see School Page 17 The Central Abaco District Council donated $1000 to Central Abaco Primary School for its Junior Junkanoo expenses. Shown here are Roberta Lindsey, teacher on the Junaknoo committee; Geoffrey Victor, Junkanoo Committee Chairman; Augustine Williams, Dundas Town Committee Chairman and Councillor; and Neulissa Major, Committee member.

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 SUPPLIESLTD GASPropane Gas SuppliersOffice Phone : 367-0383 l367-0382P.O. Box AB2535 Front Street Opposite SnappasMarsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas We believe in Customer Service Abaco FSC Abaco FSC Abaco FSC Abaco FSC Abaco FSCA Bahamian Financial Service Corporation Investment Fund Administration! ! ! Fund Formation and Licensure ! ! Articles of Association and Offering Memorandums ! ! Shareholders registration, issuance and redemption of shares ! ! All accounting and administration including monthly financial statements, partner statements, and NAV calculations ! ! Government compliance Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider! ! ! International Business Companies (IBC’s) incorporation and registration ! ! Central Bank applications "! "! "! "! "! Registered agent services "! "! "! "! "! Custodial and local account administration "! "! "! "! "! Serve as director, nominee shareholder, officer, or local agent ! ! Government compliance Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting! ! ! Dedicated to e-commerce and client communication through the internet ! ! Data storage of all client documents (both hard and soft copies) ! ! Monthly, quarterly, or annual preparation of financial statements ! ! Bank reconciliations, Payroll, Accts Payable, and Accts ReceivableMemorial Plaza, Suite 202, P.O.Box AB-20763, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas Tel: 242-367-0220 Fax: 707-516-7765 ing to and surviving in a regular school environment. The program rescues them from negative, deviant behavior and teaches them new skills that will hopefully lead to a change in behavior. The program is a holistic one. It teaches academic and vocational skills as well as job training skills, has an apprenticeship program and a full time counselor and encourages parental support. Training sessions for parents are also available for parents. Parents must give consent for their child to attend the program. A brief interview on December 19th with Mrs. Autherine Turnquest-Strachan, Director of the Youth Division: Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, revealed that so far the program is a big success. To date, 52 young men have benefitted from the program and the third group will begin in January. She encouraged Abaconians to utilize this program. The young men will be on Andros for approximately three months. This next session is specifically for young men between the ages of 16-19. It will teach them discipline, responsibility and humility. The regular recruitment period for ages 12-19 is in August. Once the young men graduate from the program, they are enrolled in the Fresh Start Program of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture where they are prepared for the work place and learn survival skills. They are allowed to work at various businesses where they receive a stipend. Parents with a male child between the ages of 16-19 who can benefit from this program can contact Mrs. A. TurnquestStrachan at the Ministry of Youth in Nassau: 502-0600 thru 04. Let’s help our young men to find themselves and reclaim their position as leaders. Remember that we are educating boys but we are training men. Make that call TODAY! We cannot afford to lose any more of our young men to deviant behavior.The Boys Club of The BahamasBy Samantha V. Evans Have you ever heard the saying “Where have all the good men gone?” Well, of late many women are asking that same question. The answer is not an easy one to hear but it is the truth: they are right here. The difference now is that it is harder to see them because they have either allowed themselves to be superseded by the females or are in prison or are into “nothing.” The Bible states that God has called “the young men because they are strong and the older men because they know the way” but are they fulfilling the call on their lives? Min. Samuel Rolle, leader and founder of The Boys Club of The Bahamas, believes The Central Abaco District Council donated $1000 to the Junior Junkanoo Committee of Abaco Central High School. Shown here is Augustine Williams, Councillor, presenting the payment to Euthnol Green, school principal; Denise Gadsby, Junkanoo Committee Chairman; Lori Thompson, committee member; and Rockling Bootle, Dundas Town Committee member. In the back row are Joyce Champaigne, Henrique Brown, Erika Burrows and Shantill Miller, all committee members. Absent are committee members Colon Curry, Dolly Chu and Phillyspa Farrington. More School News SchoolFrom Page 17 Please see School Page 24

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Page 20 The Abaconian January 1, 2006January 5 8, 2006 New Vision Church, Marsh HarbourPartial List of Topics and PresentersSpectacular New Quaternary Fossils of the Cuban Crocodile and an Extinct Tortoise from a Flooded Cave on Abaco By Richard Franz, Gary Morgan, Shelley Franz, Nancy Albury, Brian Kakuk Restoration of Cross Harbour Sound Creek: A Model Project for Integration of Science and Education By Craig A. Layman Response of wintering Kirtland’s warblers to patch dynamics: An emerging view of Kirtland’s warbler winter habitat use in The Bahamas By Joseph Wunderle, Jr., Dave Currie and David Ewert Unexpected Karst Features in the Bahamas: Abaco’s High Level Caves and Cone Karsts By John Mylorie, Lindsay Walker, Adam Walker, Joan Mylroie Habitat Factors Affecting Breeding Bahama Parrots of Abaco By Gina Mori For more information contact Friends of the Environment 367-2721 Download Registration Form at www.friendsoftheeenvironment.org Register by December 16th 2005 • $90 Registration FeeAbaco Science Alliance A Conference to Share Scientific Knowledge of Abaco and the Bahamian Environment 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 Discipline and Your ChildBy Samantha V. Evans Parents have a critical impact on their children, helping them to develop a positive, jovial spirit without denying them the right to be curious about the world at large. At this stage of life, they are innocent, loving, curious, inventive and independent. Yet they are self-sufficient, logical thinkers, and out-spoken. However, they, too, are faced with many expectations and challenges at home, school and in the community that can lead to intense conflicts with parents. Even though parents are called to nurture their children by giving them love, guidance and support, parents must remember that rules and boundaries must be set so that children can realize that there is acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Parents need to realize that discipline is a process. This means that it will take several weeks rather than a onetime occurrence to see the change in your child’s behavior that you desire. Even though your first response may be that of frustration, it is advisable to remain steadfast and consistent.Discipline vs. PunishmentBy Samantha V. Evans Many parents think that discipline and punishment are the same. However, they are not. Discipline is a process that leads to order and control. Punishment is seen as negative and unpleasant. It is the result of doing or not doing something and is intended for unacceptable behavior to stop. Remember: punishment should not be the focal point of discipline. Effective discipline should take place all of the time, not just when the child misbehaves. Teaching children the skills they need to cope with life produces children who are secure and self-controlled. Children are more likely to behave when they are encouraged and praised rather than when they are humiliated. It is important for parents to realize that they must separate the child from the behavior. If the child doesn’t do his homework, calling him “lazy” or “dumb” won’t change the behavior. When children have a positive self-image (feel good about self) and know that they are loved and supported by their parents, they are more likely to listen and learn. On the flip side of this, the self-fulfilling prophecy will become that child’s reality. When a child misbehaves, it is usually because the child has not learned a rule or how to follow it, or because they don’t know a more appropriate response.Tips for Parents1) Decide on the specific behavior you want the child to learn i.e. cleaning her room, making friends etc. 2) Tell your child exactly what you want to be done and show him how to do it. Be aware of your child’s abilities and limitations. 3) Praise the child’s behavior when he reaches the goal. 4) Encourage your child constantly. 5) Give your child room to make decisions. 6) Make time for your child. 7) Don’t rehash old incidents. “Let sleeping dogs lie.” 8) Think before you speak. 9) Use compassion, warmth, understanding and love when disciplining your child. Don’t be rigid. 10) Pay attention to your child’s feelings. 11) Admit when you are wrong and see this as an opportunity to learn. In conclusion, I would like to encourage parents to lead by example. Practice modeling the kind of behavior you would like to see in your child. Children learn a lot about temper and self-control byTips for Parents on Disciplinewatching their parents and other adults in action. Even when your child’s behavior appears to be on track, remember that there will be times when your child will still challenge you because it is a part of growing up. Children are constantly learning how to behave within limits, and it is your responsibility as the parent to help them to understand these limits. By doing so, you can help your child to become respectful, well-rounded individuals who have a positive outlook on life. Youth Ministries Honours SeniorsYouth Ministries of Dundas Town held a special carol service to honour the senior citizens of Central Abaco. The church, under the leadership of Emmit and Beverly Archer, is a outreach ministry to work with the youth. Remember to Buckle Up

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 Washers, Dryers Microwaves Stoves, Fridges Freezers Phones, Satellites Car Stereo Systems Flat Screen TV’s and much moreEvery Day Great Low PricesNew Stock fo r the New Yea r Come and See Us TodayAbaco Distributors Ltd. Ph : (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-2128 is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has opened it’s new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-3673450 Fax.# 242-3673451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee AviationBy Jennifer Hudson Once again this year during the Advent season members of the Rotary Club of Abaco have been ringing bells outside grocery stores to collect money for their Christmas gift parcel project. The young people of the Interact Club, the youth club of the Rotary Club, raised over $100 at the Christmas Festival. Last year the Rotary Club donated 150 food parcels to the needy throughout Abaco, which was double the figure of the previous year. This year, they aim to donate 160 boxes. They would like to have been able to give more, but unfortunately, the price of groceries has gone up. They are very appreciative to Price Right for giving them an excellent deal on the goods. The parcels will include such staples as rice, flour, corned beef, tuna, pigeon peas, tomato paste, sugar and grits. Each box will also include two chickens. Packing boxes were donated by Bahamas Select. Social Services gave lists to the Rotary Club of the needy in each community. Parcels will be delivered to residents throughout all communities from Crown Haven in the north to Sandy Point in the south, including Hope Town and ManO-War Cay. If possible, the club would also like to deliver parcels to Moore’s Island with the help of services by volunteers offered by Chief of Police, ASP Miller, who is himself a Rotarian. According to Brian Thompson, Chairman of Community Services and President Elect of the Rotary Club of Abaco, the en-Rotary Club Prepares Christmas Parcels Rotarians were ringing their bells outside food stores again this week asking for donations for financing their gift baskets. They make up baskets for the needy which include basic foods plus a couple of chickens. Shown here is Jo-Ann Bradley, President of the Rotary Club of Abaco. She also served as cochairman of the Christmas Festival held in December. tire club was expected to assist in the packing and delivery of gift boxes. Members of the Interact Club, were also expected to take part. “The community has opened both their hearts and their pockets,” said Bill Schweizer, Rotarian in charge of bell ringing. “The amount collected is even better than last year, and we are very happy.” 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 Check out The Abaconian at www.abaconian.com

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Page 22 The Abaconian January 1, 2006 What makes you Review Account Information Pay Bills Make Credit Card Payments Transfer Funds Reorder Cheques Request Drafts & Wire TransfersImagine having your own Commonwealth Bank branch,wherever you are,whenever you need it. CB Online Banking,our newest service,offers you complete control,flexibility and convenience of 24 hour access to your financial information. www.combankltd.comVisit your home branch to Get Started Now! CLICK? BANKING 2005 CreativeRelations.net Free until March 31,2006 The Police Department of Abaco held an evening of entertainment for area youth. This outreach program was held at Central Abaco Primary School. These youth are practicing for the Junior Junkanoo Parade.Police Are Reaching Out to Area Youth The Police Department of Abaco held its second annual tree lighting ceremony on December 15 at the station in Dundas Town. The program included recitations, music, poetry, group singing and a performance by the Abaco Community Youth Band. The band is a special project of the Police Department and is helping to develop the musical talents of Abaco youth. The lights on the tree were lite by Moriah Wilkinson. After the ceremony Santa made an appearance, giving out gifts provided by the Police. The photo on the left shows Santa with his bag of toys while the photo on the right shows Moriah with Robert Sweeting, MP, and ASP Wayne Miller, Officer in Charge of Abaco.Road Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

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Page 24 The Abaconian January 1, 2006 Now Serving Abaco !" Most reliable delivery service 7 days a weekBIG SKY AIR FREIGHT BIG SKY AIR FREIGHT BIG SKY AIR FREIGHT BIG SKY AIR FREIGHT BIG SKY AIR FREIGHT Courier Service Letter Delivery Package Deliveries Freight Services3000 Southern Blvd Hangar D West Palm Beach, Fl 33406 (561) 228-8745 Tel (561) 615-3897 Fax www.bigskyairfreight.com We will recieve all internent and mail order deliverys Licensed and bonded freight agents ber 12 Commonwealth Bank donated $500 to the Marsh Harbour Police to help them buy “teezer” guns and musical instruments for the community youth band and $600 was handed to Mr. Cay Mills on December 8 for the Abaco Basketball Association.Chamge Ministires Holds Christmas PartyBy Mirella Santillo By noon on December 17th music was blasting at the Ocean View Park, Dundas Town’s basketball court, while wafts of charcoal smoke from the barbecue pits drifted to the road. The court was already full of children and parents ready to enjoy the party. The occasion was a toy and food give-away for the children of Dundas Town organized by Change Ministries under the direction of Rev. Samuel Cornish. Yellow Air Taxi contributed to the event. All through the day disk. jockeys Frankie Fleuridor and Denzel Pinder kept the music and the games going. Basketball competitions were organized with prizes to the winners. Everyone had a try at throwing the ball. At the grill Mrs. Beverley Cornish, Mrs. Santa Claus for the day, was cooking hamburgers. She was the one who distributed the stuffed animals and toys during the afternoon. Preparing sandwiches were Mrs. Keva Cornish, Mrs. Ivy DavisKelly and Ms. Charimica Curry, all three in a jolly mood. just that and in 1998 founded the club to help young men and boys in our nation. He stated that “boys are said to be too violent, too promiscuous, too destructive and are a lost generation.” He continued, “In many ways our boys have suffered from neglect and lack of direction, direct and indirect abuse from dysfunctional families and dysfunctional environments.” The enemy has been succeeding at his massive plan to seek, kill, and destroy all of our men with hopes of destroying God’s holy institution called the family. Mr. Rolle stated, “I have watched the gradual decline and recession of the male figure, especially in our communities, from the position of leadership that God has called him to fulfill.” He continued that as we look in the church, in the home and in the Bahamian community, our young males as a whole have taken a back seat and allowed women to take on the leadership role that God ordained for the male to have.” The vision of the Boys Club of The Bahamas came as he went before the Lord in prayer to seek a way to ease this heavy burden that perplexed him so much. The purpose of the club is to help the return of the young men from the world’s system to that of his true position in leadership as priest, protector and provider. As we are all aware, men are ordained leaders. They were divinely destined to be the head of the home and the church. Even though the club is headquartered in Nassau, it is committed to the development of the whole Bahamian male. It seeks to build and maintain a positive self-image through development in both spiritual and civic programs. These boys will one day develop into leaders of both the church and the state. To date the club has more than 2,000 male members from 18 primary and three junior high schools in New Providence. The ages of the boys range from 5-18. Mr. Rolle has plans to introduce the Boys Club to all of the Family Islands and Abaco is at the top of his list. He will be visiting Abaco during the later part of January to meet with the school principals in the area. To find out more information about the Boys Club of the Bahamas contact Mr. Samuel Rolle at 328-2948 or 395-9026. We need to save the next generation of young men. Too many of them have destroyed their lives and are taking their sons with them. With your help, support and commitment we all can make it happen. SchoolFrom Page 19 CentralFrom Page 13 “A Unisex Salon”Ofra Cosmetics • Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday • 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza • 367-3623

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs • 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery Diamente Dental ClinicDr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S. Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6 P.O. Box AB 20579 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Website: www.diamantedental.com (appointments can be made online) Tel: 242-367-4968 • Fax: 242-367-3001 Emergency 242-554-8327 Email: dentalspecialistabaco@yahoo.com • Dr. Barry L. Russell January 13 of the Bahamas Orthodontic Center Orthodontics (Braces) • Dr. Kendal Major January 18 Periodontics (gum disease) Implants • Dr. J. Denise Archer Mondays Saturdays General Dentistry Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) available Rich’s Boat Rentals“Abaco’s Best Rental Fleet” At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21’ Paramount $170 $475 $790 26’ Paramount $225 $675 $1100 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour of that evening. After nearly two hours of deliberations, a decision was finally reached and the first place went to Abaco Central High School. Second place went to Green Turtle Cay which had been moved to a high school category because of the older children in the group, followed by S.C. Bootle and Central Abaco Primary. It was an evening of fun for everyone. The MC kept the crowd interested and the DJ kept the music blasting between the parades. Mr. Dames, Assistant Director of Culture for The Bahamas, had come from Nassau to watch the event. He had been following all the Junior Junkanoo parades that took place on the various Family Islands. He was a little disappointed about the lack of participation from the other local schools. Youth coordinator for Abaco, Mr. “Stretch” Morley, hopes to get an early start next year to get most of the schools involved. Youth coordinator for Abaco, Mr. “Stretch” Morley, hopes to get an early start next year to get most of the schools involved. An itinerant vendor from Grand Cay, Mr. Charles Bodie, set up a tent to sell his wares that were very popular with the younger crowd. His business, Flashes, specializes in various electrical items, from spinning flashlights to lighted hats and laser lights. Mr. Jeffrey Victor, physical education teacher at Central Abaco Primary, was one of the first schools to start pasting the costumes this year. Mr. Floyd Johnson from New Plymouth, the leader of the adult group, the Green Turtle Cay Rockers, works year around with the children of Green Turtle Cay, teaching them how to JunkanooFrom Page 4 Musicians of the Junior Junkanoo group of Abaco Central High School were proficient with their brass instruments. They are part of the Abaco Community Marching Band, a youth program of the Police Department on Abaco make costumes and practice with their music. Mr. Leslie Rolle, the principal of S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper’s Town, was the leader of that school’s Junkanoo group, and Abaco Central High had the help of veteran Spring City group leader, Mr. Colon Curry, art teacher, Mrs. Lori Thompson and music teacher, Ms. Denise Gadsby, who is the leader of the high school group. They worked avidly after school hours for the last two months, making costumes in the art room and practicing their music on Saturday afternoons.Community Bands Made Music for Jr. Junkanoo

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Page 26 The Abaconian January 1, 2006 CITIZENS AGAINST CRIMEKeeping your neighbourhood safe since 2001. We need your help to keep going. 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A/C Delco Marine !""" Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V !""" Truck/Tractor Diesel !""" Marine Batteries Diesel !""" Automotive Batteries !"" Gel Batteries !""" High Reserve Capacity Batteries !""" UPS Computer Batteries WE DON’T PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY(If an Epic Battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!)Delivery Service AvailableFULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!Located in the Colina Building on Queen Elizabeth Dr. Ph: 367-3742 #" #" #" #" #" Fax: 367-0064How to Show Affection Without Having SexBy Samantha V. Evans Part I of this series discussed the benefits of abstinence. Part II helps teens who have made the decision to abstain. Many teens today have made a choice to not have sex. They decided that waiting until they are married or until they feel mature enough to handle that level of commitment is the way to go. This, however, does not delay the changes that occur in them emotionally. They still have feelings towards the opposite sex and a desire to get to know them better. But how can they get close to them without having sex? What should they do? Below are some tips on how to show affection to your boyfriend or girlfriend without “doing it.” • Flirt Try to make eye contact, give a quick kiss on the cheek, give a compliment, do something to make the person feel special or dedicate a song to him or her. • Get physical Hold hands, hug and/ or kiss, take a walk on the beach, play footsy. • Put partner first watch what your partner wants to watch, go where he wants to go, cook her favorite meal etc. • Go somewhere special Take a walk or go dancing, go to the park or fair. Find out what your mate likes to do and plan a special outing. • Buy a gift give him or her a rose, a nice card, a box of chocolates, a book or a piece of jewelry. • Plan for romantic prepare a candlelight dinner, plan a picnic, bake cookies or a cake, take a picture together, give partner a massage. • Write a love letter put your deepest thoughts of love and intimacy down on paper. You don’t have to use fancy words. Just tell him or her (in your own words) how much you care. Leave the letter or note in a place where you know your partner will find it. • Communicate feelings Tell your partner how you feel. Share your secrets, your fears, your future plans and more. • Humor each other Laugh and have a good time together. It is important that you enjoy each other’s company. Tickle each other, chase each other around the room or watch a good comedy movie together. • Let your hair down It is important that your partner knows that you truly care about him or her. Getting in a relationship is risky business so sharing your family, friends and personal space with your partner will let him know that you are serious.Straight T Straight T Straight T Straight T Straight T alk with Sam alk with Sam alk with Sam alk with Sam alk with Sam . Teens and Dating Give Your Friends, Relatives and Children a Subscription toThe Abaconian

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 Dive Shops Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour.........367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh H.367-2963 Froggies, Hope Town................... 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay....365-8465 Treasure C. Adventures................365-8111 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay.......365-4411 Dive Guana..................................365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Bikes & Scooters • Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4655 Donnie’s Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cas’s Carts........................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury’ s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 9+ 10:45+ Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:15 9:45+ 11:30+Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am 12:15 pm2:30* (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* (M-Sat) 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45am‡ 10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30Same day fare Adult oneway $15 / Round Trip $20 Kids 6-11 half fare Free under 6‡ From Union Jack Dock Except holidays + Hope Town late trips Fri & Sat only Green T urtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $12 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time Pinder ’ s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean’s Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLean’s Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call 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 O’Donald McIntosh..477-5037 Pope McKenzie ....... 477-5894 Orthnell Russell ....... 365-0125 Alexander Rolle ....... 365-0120 Edward Rolle ........... 365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer ........ 365-4070 Jeff Survance ........... 365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ........... 365-4261Visitors’ GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only ‡ Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Gino’s ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamie’s Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pop’s Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodilly’s.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mother Merle’s................$$ Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Cap’n Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Harbour’s Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Sea Spray.......................$$ .....‡....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.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florence’s Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudson’s Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Traveller’s Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Laura’s Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntosh’s Restaurant......$.............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Rooster’s Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big J’s...............................$.............366-4020 Nancy’s............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 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 Cooper‘s Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................Rev 11 Dec 05Compliments of The Abaconian www.abaconian.com Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walker’s Cay Walker’s Cay -................................. Closed Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 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 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ........................ 367-3415 Fla Coastal Airlines Vero B & Ft Lauderdale..... 367-0179 Island Express Ft Lauderdale .......................... 367-0169Major’s Air Service Freeport ............................... 367-4826 Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air 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 Gov’t dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer’s Market..........$10 + $2 Gov’t Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta ......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City........................... ...................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Poin t........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally’s & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................$ 3 each Solomon’s Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov’t dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free • Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective July 2004Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$18 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$12 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock.....................................$6 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$16 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$20 + $5 Sand Banks............................................................$22 + $5 Joe’s Creek.............................................................$40 + $6 Black Wood............................................................$16 + $5 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town...................................$35 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$50 + $5 Wood Cay...............................................................$55 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $60 + $5 Fox Town................................................................$65 + $5 Crown Have n..........................................................$70 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$70 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $60 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry or Blue Hole ...............$14 + $ 6 T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles.................................$20 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek ........................................$30 + $6 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$14 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club.................................$6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $70 + $10 Points of InterestAlbert Lowe Museum...........................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibitsGreen Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden.............. Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum............Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station...............................Hope Town Walk to & swin onMermaid Reef off M Harbour Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road 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

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Page 28 The Abaconian January 1, 2006 We the management and staff of Price Right would like to sayThank youto our valued customers for shopping with us throughout the year, we look forward to giving you better service in the year 2006.We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a joyous Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Sherilyn AlburyMarsh Harbour • Winner of the Suzuki SUVSandra ParkerFox Town • Winner of $500 of groceries There will be more opportunities for you to be a winner

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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1st, 2006 The play Meet Me at the Manger: Wise Men Still Follow Him Today was presented by Hope Town residents on December 15 and 16. The annual play performed each Christmas is so popular that tickets are required for entrance to St. James Methodist Church where the play is presented. There is no charge for the tickets but contoll the number of people in the church. The production is the effort of many Bahamians, second-home owners and visitors and is a very professional production with specially made costume s, hand painted backdrops, special lighting. The offering taken each night supports the church program for sending all children in Bahamian orphanages to summer camp for a week.Abaco Businesses Donate to Hurricane VictimsAbaco Hardware, Abaco Club of Winding Bay and Price Right all committed to assisting Hurricane Wilma victims on Grand Bahama. On December 21 Floyd Swain, Stone McEwan, Chad Sawyer and Mike Malone flew to Freeport to present the money to a NEMA representative, Mr. Alexander Williams. See story on page 14. Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club held its Christmas party at Abaco Beach Resort on December 13. Part of the entertainment was selections by the RMHYC choir which is pictured here. Its accompanist is Gaynel Stuart shown in the foreground.Its Annual Production Is Always a Highlight of the YearBy Lindsey Delaplaine Once again St. James Methodist Church put on a wonderful Christmas play that was enjoyed by all who attended. Tickets for the play were highly sought after and the actors played to a packed church both evenings. The title of this year’s play was. The play’s action was concerned with a number of relevant themes to the holiday season, as the opening narrator, Laura Albury pointed out. One of the early songs, What Is Christmas Without Christ? asked audience goers about the importance of giving cards and gifts if, in the madness of making sure the cards were sent and the gifts were bought, the meaning of the holiday was forgotten. Herod, the original villain, was cleverly symbolized by Mr. Herod, acted by Dylan Thompson, the owner of Herod’s Department Store who has forgotten the meaning of Christmas and has to be reminded by his employee; Miss O’Reilly, acted by Tatum Thompson, the operator of the Lighthouse Mission; Miss Ellie, played by Shannon Thompson; her dog Buddy, played by Luke Albury; and the kids of the St. James Children’s Choir: Brittany Sweeting, Justine Russell, Samantha Williams, Dana Malone, Miquelle Trembley and Aisha Lebrun, led by head shepherd Erin Patterson. The Children’s Choir even had its own Mary and Joseph: Kora Wilhoyte and Tristan Albury,Christmas Play Brings Season’s Joy Please see HT Play Page 2Choir Entertained at Christmas Party Cherokee Home Celebrates the SeasonBy Jennifer Hudson Since the recent fire in the Mud the government has indicated that there will be no new buildings constructed on the site. As a result a team of officers from the Urban Renewal section in Nassau has been stationed in the Mud and Pigeon Pea to ensure that no more building take place. Persons will be patrolling the area. The Ministry of Works has started numbering houses in the Mud. Social Services has begun working more intimately in these communities to ascertain how many persons reside in each home. Police are assisting to see that there will be no interference. Urban Renewal is looking for a better working relationship betweenUrban Renewal Checks for Construction Please see Construction Page 22

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Page 2 B The Abaconian January 1, 2006 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 $110,000 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.01/01/06 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. $2,455,000SAND 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 ISLAND DREAM3.75 ACRE SEA-TO-SEA 2 BED/1.5 BATH COTTAGE PROTECTED BOAT BASIN W/ HORSESHOE DOCK. BRING YOUR YACHT. MOTIVATED SELLER!!REDUCED PRICE $2,5 00,000 13180 BAHAMA PALM SHORESLOVELY ISLAND STYLE 3 BED, 3 BATH BEACHFRONT HOME ON ONE ACRE 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 PRIVATE MARINA. $2,200,000 3035 CHEROKEEHILLTOPEXTRAORDINARY OVEANVIEW PROPERTY. PRIVATE AREA. 1/2 ACRE LOTS AVAILABLE STARTING AT $189,000TWO 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 New Year from Era Dupuch Real Estate Family who wondered why there was no room at the Department Store when Mr. Herod threw them out to make room for more merchandise. The play featured a number of songs and showcased the singing talent of Hope Town. Tatum Thompson, Dylan Thompson, Candace Trembley, Aly Boyce and Nicole Maltarp and the other JOY singers: Tasha Albury, Kaylyn Malone and Madeline August; the three wise men: Aston Kemp, Sean Stephenson and Marcson Joseph; and the Old Ladies, Jane Engle, Rhiannon Thomas, Karen Huff-Lowe, Candace Key, Carla Culmer and Tricia Elden all displayed voices that soared in God’s praise to thunderous audience applause. Not to be outdone, the Heart of Gold HT PlayFrom Page 1 Dancers Ashley Knowles, Stephanie Sweeting, Jesica Joseph and Erica Pinder performed a wonderful flamenco that brought down the house. Chef Emerald, acted by Stone Lowe, and his waiter assistants, Ben Patterson, Eli Lowe and James Boyce, provided great comic relief, and more importantly, the Christmas dinner. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the little angels, Paige Lebrun, Chloe Sweeting Alexis Cook, Summer Aberle and Eloise Albury, turned out for the final few numbers and delighted audiences with their enthusiasm and sheer adorableness. The actors had worked for 10 weeks to pull off their masterpiece under the direction of Carrie Cash and Jane Engle. Jane also doubled as the choreographer. Larry Beachy and Ann Corbett did a remarkable job transforming St. James Church into Herod’s Department store and the Lighthouse Mission. Carol Beachy’s wonderful costumes, from turning the Hope Town ladies into the “Old Ladies” and outfitting the Heart of Gold dancers in flamenco wear, were perfection. Larry and Carol Beachy were also in charge of props. Craig Knowles and Clay Wilhoyte worked together on the very professional light and sound. Stage hands Don Cash, Ron Engle, Andy Franz, Lisa Wilhoyte, Dylan Thompson, Ashton Kemp, T.J. Baldwin, Tommy Baldwin, Jamie Williams, Clint Russell, and Justin Thompson made sure the players and directors had everything they needed. Happily, prompter Linda Knowles didn’t have too much work to do during the shows as everyone had worked hard on their lines. Peggy Thompson and Marjorie Chapman handled publicity. Make-up was the domain of Carrie Cash, Peggy Thompson, the Champagne Sisters, Jamie Sweeting, Rhiannon Thomas, Jane Engle and Tara Russell. Jane Patterson had the very important job of keeping the crew and actors fed. Corey Engle served as the videographer and together he and Tito Baldwin handled the cinematography. Noah Albury, Lisa Wilhoyte and Carrie Cash were the stage managers. The play is more than just a fun and educational activity; it is also a fund raiser for sending children from orphanages in Nassau to summer camps. As the St. James’s minister, Rev. Carla Culmer explained, for these children the summer camp is their only opportunity to take a vacation and see the world outside of Nassau and their orphanage. Donations towards this very worthy cause can be given to Rev. Culmer at any time. If you missed the play and would like to purchase a DVD or video to catch up on the fun, contact Elbow Cay Properties or Hope Town Hideaways. Members of the cast included many town people, adults and children. Here some of them are at Herod’s Department Store, the scene of much of the action. Hope Town Presented Its Annual Play News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 4

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January 1, 2006 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 WATERFRONTPrime development. Ten 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 NEAR THE BEACH RUBYS LOVEŽ Comfortable 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath family home 5 minutes from Treasure Cays world famous white powder sandy beach. Needs some TLC but is fully furnished. $205,000. #3028 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 GREEN TURTLE CAY WATERFRONT Beautiful lot overlooking Coco Bays tranquil harbour. A dredged channel to an exisiting dock is a great bonus for the avid boater. Perfect for your future vacation home! $650,000. #3031 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY NEAR THE BEACH CARIBE Ž With just a 3 minute walk to fabulous Treasure Cay beach, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features landscaped property and a spacious master bedroom $215,000. #2841 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 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 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 N N N N NEAR EAR EAR EAR EAR THE THE THE THE THE B B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CH CH CH CH CHHOME SWEET HOMEŽ is a spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with almost 1/2 an acre of backyard privacy. Fully furnished & in Turnkey condition with central A/C, heating, & ceiling fans. $350,000. #3032 Stan Sawy er 242.365.8198 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 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 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 SUGAR LOAF CAY WATERFRONT Parrot PointŽ Unique 4.96 acre property. Private marina with 278 lineal feet of dock space. Five water cisterns, electricity, telephone, furnished main house and guest cottage. US$4,000,000. #2817 George Damianos: 242.362.4211

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Page 4 B The Abaconian January 1, 2006 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 CONTRACTNew Moorings off North Guana Cay ReefBy Lindsey Delaplaine Friends of the Environment recently installed 13 new bright yellow mooring buoys adjacent to the reef at the north end of Guana Cay. The new moorings mean less damage to the reef since visitors can tie to the moorings instead of dropping an anchor and risk hitting coral or being dragged into coral if the anchor doesn’t hold. In addition to the new moorings, maintenance and repair work was done on the moorings at Sandy Cay Reef, Mermaid Reef and Fowl Cay Reef. Currently there are seven, four and 17 moorings at each reef, respectively, ready for the new year. According to Lory Kenyon, Board Member of Friends of the Environment (Friends), the moorings installation was possible only through a number of generous donations of a number of individuals and businesses, the first of which is JPS Divers. Owner, Joe Santamaria, and head diver, Karl Syfrett, took the time to come to Abaco and do the work themselves. “They are just angels that fell into our lap,” said Kenyon. “JPS Divers approached Friends a few years ago about putting moorings in at Sandy Cay, and they have been working with us ever since to make sure moorings were placed at all of the high traffic reefs in this area.” The two men have been trying to get to Abaco to place the new moorings all fall, but each time they were delayed by tropical storms and hurricanes. When they finally arrived in early December with pilot Jeff and volunteer Adam in tow, they went straight to work at the north end of Guana. Overcoming some equipment problems, the divers were able to drill 13 anchor posts into the sea floor. Mooring lines and marking buoys are attached to allow safe access to the reefs. The divers then walked the bottom around the reefs to locate buried anchor posts at Fowl Cay and Sandy Cay where the mooring lines were lost in the 2004 hurricanes. An important note to potential users of More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 2 the moorings: to tie on to the moorings, use the bow line to go through the loop at the end of the mooring, pick up line and then back to the cleat on the bow of the boat. A number of individuals and businesses made donations to Friends to make the mooring project possible. Friends’ Board Member Little Bill Albury transported the equipment from Florida to Abaco. Ossie Hall helped with a number of logistics including transporting the divers from the airport to the dock. Treasure Divers took the divers out for the original moorings placement survey. Troy Albury from Dive Guana donated his time and the Dive Guana boat to assist with placing the moorings off JPS Diver, Karl Syfrett, attaches a mooring line to an anchor post at Fowl Cay Reef. Friends of the Environment coordinated the efforts of a number of volunteers, like JPS Divers, to have moorings placed near area reefs to prevent accidental damage to coral from anchoring boats. Thanks to Friends there are moorings at Sandy Cay reef, Fowl Cay reef, Mermaid reef and, now, the north Guana Cay reef. Please see Cays Page 6

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 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

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Page 6 B The Abaconian January 1, 2006 Open Monday Saturday : 9 am 6 pmPh: 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 Guana Cay. Save Guana Cay Reef donated the diesel for the Dive Guana boat. Bronson from Froggies Out Island Adventures also spent time assisting the divers. JIC Boat Rentals in Treasure Cay donated a boat for the week so the divers could get to the other reefs in the area. Doug Dunsmore donated his home, Dreamkeeper, on Guana Cay and Elbow Cay Properties donated a home in Hope Town so the divers had a place to rest in between their exertions. While on Guana, Gary Higgins donated the Blue Moon golf cart to help them get around. To make sure the divers had something to eat, Abaco Grocery donated food, Blue Water Grill donated a dinner, Nippers donated two dinMore News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 4 ners, Richard Remmer, who wrote the original proposal for the moorings, donated a dinner. Sea Spray Marina and Resort and the Hope Town Harbour Lodge also donated dinners. If you would like to make a donation to Friends to support the moorings project and their on-going maintenance, please call 242367-2721 or visit the Friends website: www.friendsoftheenvironment.org.Green Turtle CayFirst Graders Learn About FireColdwell Banker Lightbourn Realty’s fire safety programme recently moved to Green Turtle Cay and ended with a cheque presentation to the volunteer fire department. About 30 Amy Roberts All Age School first graders learned what to do if their Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty made a donation to the Green Turtle Volunteer Fire Department. Shown above is Chris Farrington, a Coldwell Banker agent, presenting the donation to volunteers. The funds will go toward the new fire station. clothes caught fire – Stop, Drop and Roll – through a colouring contest. The students coloured sheets depicting three dogs, fur ablaze, rolling on the ground to extinguish the flames. The Green Turtle Cay Volunteer Fire Department, which conducted a fire demonstration, reinforced the lesson. Students were told not run if their clothes caught fire because oxygen would fan the flames. Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Sawyer, and volunteers Eugene Lowe, Perry Bodie and Matthew Lowe rolled out fire hoses and doused an imaginary fire. The children squealed in delight when Mr. Sawyer turned on the siren for a few moments. The grand finale was a ride through town for the three colouring contest winners with siren blaring. William Phillips, Katelyn Curry and Samantha Sawyer first, second and third place winners respectively also received gift certificates to the popular Harvey’s Island Grill. “It was an informative and exciting day for the entire staff and student body of the Amy Roberts All Age School,” said Chris Farrington of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty on Green Turtle Cay. Mr. Farrington presented the Green Turtle Volunteer Fire Department with a cheque on behalf of Coldwell Banker. The donation will be used to help build a new station. Construction is scheduled to start early next year. Mr. Farrington thanked Mrs. Anne Bootle, principal of the school, and teachers Sarah Roberts, Alex Sawyer and Maria Schrack for their support. Please see Cays Page 8

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 B Mailin Sands mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comPh# 242-367-2992 P.O. Box AB 20403 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Chris Farrington, BRI chris@coldwellbankerbahamas.com Ph# 242-365-4695 P.O. Box AB22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. Jan, 1st, 2006NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGUNDER CONTRACTNEW LISTING Where will you stretch Your hammock? Man-O-War-#5439-2/bed/bath island home. 1,280s q,ft. Features generator, tool shed, wrap around covered porch. Partially furnished and awaiting its new owner-$399,000-Call Mailin Marsh Harbour-#5464-2bed/ 2 bath home situate in SweetingsVillage, a fast growing neighbourhood. Furnished, central A/C, hobby room and outside patio space. $250,000-Call Mailin Green Turtle Cay-#5532-Beach house on Bita Bay features 2beds/2bath and panoramic views of the turquoise ocean. Ideal spot for great snorkeling just off shore. Central A/C, fully equipped kitchen, water maker and more. Great rental history-Call Chris 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. $750,000.00-Call Mailin ManjackCay-10 acres of property with beautiful beachfront at both ends. Protected anchorage on west side. Close to Green Turtle Cay. Great development property -$2,000,000-Call one of our agents today! 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-Call Chris Green Turtle Cay-#5347 …this island dream is a rare find for the discerning yachtsman whos looking for privacy and all the amenities the island has to offer. 2 bed/2bath home also has a private dock and dredged channel. Offered at $2,300,000.00-Call Chris Orchid Bay-#5428-Gorgeous bay front lot available in Orchid Bay. Over acre, and runs more than 100 on the Sea of Abaco. Picturesque views of the sea and surrounding cays. Best of both worlds-dockage and beach access. 705,000-Call Mailin Man-O-War Cay-#5451-Two cottages, both with 2beds/2baths located on 16,000 sq. ft. of waterfront property. Features 60,000 gallon rain water cistern, generator house and 15KW generator. Endless views of the Atlantic Ocean. Great vacation getaway. Post card pretty view. $1,100,000.00-Call one of our agents. Yellowwood-#5484-Large waterfront lot available. Comprising 37,368 sq.ft of property, this parcel commands endless ocean views and runs 184 on the Atlantic. Great lot for your dream ocean front home. Close to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay and only minutes from Cherokee Sound-$275,000-Call Mailin Yellowwood-#5492-Vacant property features elevations and views of Cherokee Sound. This 33,690 sq.ft. lot is in a great location for a home.. Close proximity to Cherokee Sound and Little Harbour-$82,000-Call Mailin 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 included. Close to Cherokee Sound. A MUST SEE!-$219,000 …Call Mailin Lubbers-#0350 -vacant lot in Abaco Ocean Club is available. This lot comprises 10,125 sq.ft. and is a great building lot. Quiet, and peaceful surroundings. Dont delay -$70,000-Call Mailin Long Beach-#5520-Long Beach is a peaceful 40 minute drive from Marsh Harbour. Lot 115 is a corner lot and acre in size. All lots have access to a beautiful powder white beach. $55,000.00-Call Mailin Marsh Harbour-#5106. Great Opportunity. Established commercial complex. Features several retail stores and two rental apartments. All currently rented. Ideally situated on main tourist strip. GREAT INVESTMENT …Call Mailin Leisure Lee-PRICE REDUCED#53663 bed, 2-bath 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. $325,000.00 … Call Mailin

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Page 8 B The Abaconian January 1, 2006 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Mike Lightbourn, president of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty, praised the Abaco fire volunteers for dedicated serMore News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 6 vice to their communities. “Every time a volunteer fireman is called upon to fight a major fire, he puts his life on the line. These people risk their lives and are not paid for their services, yet they don’t hesitate to go to the aid of others,” he said. Mr. Lightbourn, an Abaco home owner, also thanked the fire dispatchers and other volunteers for selflessly giving their free time to their communities. Mr. Lightbourn said the recent devastating fire in The Mud in Marsh Harbour underscored the need to teach people especially children what to do in the event of a fire. The fire left hundreds of people homeless in the Haitian ghetto known as The Mud. Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty kicked off its fire safety programme with a colouring contest at four Marsh Harbour Schools St. Francis De Sales, Long Bay School and Central Abaco Primary in November. A donation was made to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department at the time. Fire safety colouring contests also have been held at The winners of the coloring contest next to Chris Farrington of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty are Katelyn Curry, 2nd prize; Samantha Sawyer, 3rd prize and William Phillips, 1st prize. two inner city schools in Nassau.Hope TownLongTime Visitor Weds on Elbow Cay Jeff Dodge, son of Steve and Marjorie Dodge of Hope Town and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Jamie Gutierrez, daughter of Jim and Lorraine Gutierrez of San Diego, California, were married on November 12 in a small ceremony on the deck at Ocean Decks at White Sound, Elbow Cay, the original site of Steve and Marjorie’s Abaco home. Vernon Malone, a long-time family friend, officiated. The bride’s sister Laurie was the Maid of Honour, and D. J. Cooper, of Decatur, Illinois, was the Best Man. Three very cute flower girls—Katie Dodge, Bethany Please see Cays Page 9 Email : info@theabacoclub.comPhone (Toll free): 1 888 303 2765 Phone (Worldwide): 1 242 367 0077 Fax : 1 242 367 2930

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 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 Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour on Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Dodge and Alyssa Gutierrez— almost stole the show. The new couple live in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where Jeff runs JD Computer Services and Jamie is completing her education in preparation for a teaching career. Both are involved with White Sound Press, the family business. Jeff has helped his dad produce The Cruising Guide to Abaco, Bahamas for the past 17 years, and Jamie has recently done work to improve the visual quality of the charts in the book. The couple plan to return to Abaco frequently for vacations. Jeff Dodge watches as his new bride, Jamie Gutierrez Dodge, signs the official wedding documents on November 12, 2005. Vernon Malone, Justice of the Peace, presided at the ceremony. The bride’s sister Laurie is also observing and signed as one of the official witnesses. More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 8 AA and Al Anon MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town 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.

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Page 10 B The Abaconian January 1, 2006 TREASURE CAYSHOPPING CENTER € OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 8AM-6PM & SUNDAY 9AM-1PM € CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTEDMORE PRODUCTS NEWLY RENOVATED Come and see whats new at Solomons Treasure Cay (formerly Treasure Cay Mini-mart) ONE STOP SHOPyou can have it all More of what you need in Treasure Cay

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 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.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 VACATIONRENTALS1st January, 2006 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. By Portia Jonsson Less than three months after completing a ten-day Handicraft “Straw” Training Program staged by the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, Mrs. Lovely Reckley has opened a small boutique called Lovely Island Tings in the Percy Archer Building in Marsh Harbour and has been busy making unique straw handbags, place mats, passport holders and the like. Prior to the workshop Mrs. Reckley had no experience in straw work but says she was always interested in learning the craft and is happy she took the training program. The straw training program is designed to encourage and train persons to become self-employed in the art of producing Bahamian-made handicraft products. It teaches the participants to plait, stitch, decorate and finish products to a high standard. Visitors to Abaco wanting a taste of what is truly Bahamian will find an assortment of wonderful handmade items at Lovely Island Leroy Lambert Sands, 56, of Guana Cay passed away in Nassau on December 11, 2005. His funeral service was held on Great Guana Cay on December 14th with Pastor Robin Weatherford officiating. Burial was in the public cemetery on Guana Cay. He is survived by his wife Pat Sands; son Ryan Sands; brothers Vancy and Troy Sands; sisters Teresa Sands, Jenny Caron, Debra Lowe, Nancy Sands and Donna Faulk; brothers-in-law Junior Sands, Roland Caron, Andy Lowe, Steve Sands, Greg Faulk, Max Pinder, Chuck Ford, Billy Cargile and Eddie Cargile; sistersin-law Lenore Sands, Christine Sands and Irene Ford; mother-in-law Ethel Barnes; nieces; nephews; uncles; aunts; cousins and many other relatives and friends.Obituaries of Family and Friends Straw Work Graduate Opens BusinessTings including Bahamian dolls, potholders, floor-mats and hats. Mrs. Reckley brags that it now only takes her a couple of hours to complete a handbag compared to the six and a half hours when she first learned the craft. She is also proud that she designs and makes her own patterns. In addition to her store near the BAtelco office, these beautiful creations are available at Java Coffee Shop and the Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe to The Abaconian TodayMrs. Reckley displays some of her handiwork

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 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

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Page 14 B The Abaconian January 1, 2006 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 Hurricane Floyd) when we had a lot of help from outsiders, and on this occasion we feel good that we are able to help our brothers and sisters,” he stated. Mr. Albury of Abaco Hardware said it makes him feels good to be able to make the donation to the people on Grand Bahama. Representing The Abaco Club were Mr. Stone McEwan, public relations executive, and Mr. Floyd Swain, general manager. Mr. McEwan mentioned that immediately following the passing of Hurricane Wilma, the Club owner expressed concerned for the people affected by the storm and a desire to donate both $10,000 in building materials and $10,000 cash, which he has done. Mr. Swain said, “It is a joy for us to participate in this because we know of the devastation that has been brought on Grand Bahama and to some extent the rest of The Bahamas. We are just happy to be here, happy to be apart of it, happy to participate and to share with the wonderful folks on Grand Bahama. The wonderful folks on Abaco do feel your pain; and we want you to know that anything that we can do in addition to what is now being done, we will be more than happy to do so,” he said. Accepting the donation, Administrator Williams said, “Christmas is indeed a time for giving, and it is demonstrated here by the concerns, the benevolence of the business community of Abaco. We were fascinated by the kind gesture of the business community and on behalf of NEMA and the people of Grand Bahama, we want to thank those persons in Abaco for their kind consideration,” he said. Bahamas Information Services Three major firms on Abaco, Abaco Hardware, Abaco Club at Winding Bay and Price Right, teamed up to donate $25,000 worth of building materials to the National Emergency Management Agency for assisting victims of Hurricane Wilma. The materials were presented to Freeport Administrator, Mr. Alexander Williams, on December 21. The building materials were brought into Grand Bahama by Tropical Shipping Company which paid for freight charges. The donation from Abaco consisted of 1440 bundle of shingles, 175 rolls of felt and 240 sheets of roofing plywood. Abaco businessman, Mike Malone, explained that the idea to purchase the supplies came about as a result of a telethon by Radio Abaco. He noted that it was during that broadcast that Mr. Daron Albury from Abaco Hardware called in and donated $10,000 worth of building supplies. He added that shortly afterwards Mr. Peter de Savary, chairman of the Abaco Club on Winding Bay, matched Mr. Albury’s offer and donated $10,000 in cash. This was followed by a $5,000 donation from Mr. Chad Sawyer, owner of Price Right. Mr. Malone said it was his task to put the package together and find the best deals, taking into account the fact their main supplier in Florida was also busy finding materials for hurricane victims in that state. “But we are proud to be here. We are proud of helping our brothers and sisters in times of need. You know we went through quite a bit there in 1999 on Abaco (with MOW GIrl Wins $200 for EssayEight-year-old Cathy Weatherford won $200 for writing an essay on how she felt cruise passengers could be encouraged to return as land-based vacationers. Her school, Man-O-War Primary, entered her essay in an essay contest sponsored by the FloridaCaribbean Cruise Association. Cathy is shown here with Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Abaco’s Director of Tourism, her mother, Pamela Weatherford, and her teacher, Mr. Larry Elkins. Cathy is the daughter of Ray and Pamela Weatherford. Three Abaco Businesses Donate $25,000 to Wilma Victims

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B 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 Beautify Your Home & Garden With....!" Rose Bushes !" Orchids !" Bromeliads !" Flowering Shrubs Silk Flower Baskets !" Beautiful Gift Items !" Pets & Garden Supplies MondayFriday : 9-5 Saturday: 9-3! Ph (242) 367-2674 !" Fax (242) 367-4755 Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Airport Airport Airport Airport Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club has installed lights on the piling leading into Marsh Harbour freight dock. The lights are solar powered and have a life expectancy of five years. Poles number 3 and 4 are not in place at this time, seemingly they have been run over. The Discovery Land boat captains installed the lights.Baker’s Bay Installs Lights on Channel Piling By Jennifer Hudson Almost eight years to the very day that four school girls wrote their message, sealed it in a bottle and tossed it into the sea near their home over 4,000 miles away, the message was found washed up on a beach in Abaco. Artists Marjolein Scott and Don Woods were beachcombing at Bahama Palm Shores in December, as they frequently scour the beaches with a very keen eye for natural treasures which they can incorporate into their art and craft projects. On this particular day they were jokingly wondering if they would be lucky enough to find a message in a bottle. Lo and behold, a short while later Marjolein could not believe her eyes when she thought she saw just that lying partly obscured by the sand. After further inspection, it was discovered that this was indeed a message in a bottle. It was not possible to retrieve the message there and then as the bottle was so tightly sealed with a cork that it required a corkscrew to open it so their curiosity had to be curbed until they arrived home. The message was found to be in remarkably good condition for having travelled eight years across the entire Atlantic Ocean. It was written in French but Marjolein was able to translate it and ascertain that it had been written by four girls aged, she estimated, to have been approximately 8 or 9 years and who had also adorned it with illustrations. On investigating the address of the school given, it was discovered that the bottle was thrown into the sea bordering a small coastal village named Lampaul Plouarzel on the northern coast of France.Message Is Found in a Bottle Please see Message Page 22

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Page 16 B The Abaconian January 1, 2006 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 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! 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 Pinder Marsh Harbour 2 Bed, 1 Bath Home on large lot. Fully furnished. Old Ballpark Rd. EXCULSIVE NEW PRICE $175,000 Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed downstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. EXCLUSIVE $275,000 High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $710,000 Pelican Shores elevated lot on the harbour. One of the last (Beautiful views) lots available on Pelican Shores. Can be made into 2 lots. Exclusive Call for Info Regattas Units Rentals Daily, Weekly, Monthly 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 Elevated Lot on the Harbour. Great views Exclusive 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 Lots In Murphy Town Lots for sale approx. 90’ x 100’ $36,000 each Lots on Forest Drive Call for info. HIGH ROCK Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry 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 Don’t Have It, We Will Find It!HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lubber’s Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea level CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE Central Abaco Council20 Sept 05 [All meetings relate to Central Abaco unless specified otherwise] An earlier Council meeting on August 25 appointed members to the various statutory boards. This meeting on September 20 was the first working session for the fourth term of the Council. A letter was written to past Chief Councillor Cay Mills asking that mowers and a pickup truck be taken to the police station on behalf of Council. These items were purchased with Council funds and used in the maintenance of the district. Discussions then centered around portfolio assignments for Councillors for working contact with other government departments and agencies. The poor condition of Central Abaco Primary school was noted missing window louvers, toilets not functional, ceiling fans and air conditioning units not working. Councillor Tinker was concerned that the Abaco Central High School was unable to provide graduation documents to students due to the fire which destroyed the administration building last spring. He felt that there should be provision to provide the students with documents for jobs and further education. A lack of funding is preventing 94 households in Central Pines Estates subdivision from having their garbage collected or their road verges mowed and cleaned. Chief Councillor Cubel Davis scheduled a trip to Nassau to plead for more funding. Licensing 21 Sep 05 Inadequate parking was discussed but it was concluded that insufficient parking was not a condition for refusing a shop license. Members were disappointed that many applications were not accompanied by a report from the police as required. Many applications were deferred as the required inspections by either Works, Police or Health had not been returned by the relevant agencies. Council 27 Oct 05 Chief Councillor Cubel Davis and Administrator Revis Rolle presented an extensive report given to the Minister of Local Government with explicit details of the area’s growth. This was to document Council’s request for additional funds to properly maintain the area. Although the area has been acknowledged to have grown, the funding available to support garbage management and other maintenance items has remained the same for three years. The report was favorably accepted in Nassau, but it is not known if additional funding will be forthcoming. Some services may be terminated in the spring or early summer if the present funding runs out. It was pointed out that Central Pines subdivision, Sweeting’s Village, Great Cistern and other areas are expanding and putting additional burden on the trash collection and dump management. Additionally, all the garbage from Hope Town, Man-O-War, Guana Cay and the Abaco Club on Winding Bay now come to the Central Abaco dump site. The new sanitary land fill being constructed south of Spring City will change the dump management and possibly change town collection methods when it is completed early in 2006. It is not known if this facility will increase or decrease Council’s responsibility concerning trash management. During the meeting, reference was made to the $46,000 committed on credit for building supplies at a local hardware store. This was done by the previous Chief Councillor for residents of Murphy Town and Dundas Town without Council’s knowledge or authorization. Ostensibly, the items were either for hurricane preparation or restoration after storm’s passage. The bills were forwarded to NEMA and Local Government in Nassau, but they have not been resolved or paid at this time. The police were asked to reclaim a pick-up truck and three lawn mowers purchased by the previous Chief Councillor but presently not in the Council’s possession. The airport manager requested funding to improve the facilities for the celebrations scheduled for November 17. This is to prepare for the arrival of the inaugural direct flight from Fort Lauderdale. Councillors authorized $6000 which is the normal amount budgeted for July, August, September and October but not yet disbursed. Councillors were disappointed equally by the attitude of janitorial staff and students at Abaco Central High School. They felt that the employees at Central Abaco Primary School were not accountable for the jobs they were being paid for. Council 23 Nov 05 Discussions of old business centered on the lack of cooperation or action in retrieving a pickup truck and three lawn mowers in the possession of the previous Chief Councillor. Stronger measures Local Government at Work Please see Local Gov’t Page 17

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 B Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 840-9393 M/V Legacy c/o Palm Beach Steamship 158 B East Port Road Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potter’s Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach• Departing Palm Beach Weekly service* • Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297 S t e i n e r H H o u s e T T r e a s u r e C C a y R R o a d 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA $809 00 0 B a h a m a B B e a c h C C l u b 2039, Deluxe Beach-front Condo 3 BR, 2 BA $ 8 5 0 0 0 0 G a l l e o n B B a y C C a n a l Waterfront Homesite $ 3 0 3 0 0 0 S a n d D D o l l a r 2BR, 2B, Beach front Condo, under renovations U N D E R C C O N T R A C T $ 4 6 2 5 0 0 H e l e n s P P o i n t G G a l l e o n B B a y Waterfront 4 BR, 3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $ 1 3 8 8 0 0 0 G a l l e o n B B a y R R o a d Homesite overlooking Treasure Cay Marina $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 S a n d B B a n k s H H a r b o u r Up to 10 Acres Available. Pr ice upon request T w i n P P a l m s B B r i g a n t i n e C C a n a l Home, 3 BR 2BA pool and dock $ 8 7 0 0 0 0 E a r l y L L i g h t R R o y a l P P o i n c i a n a 2 BR, 2BA Condo on Treasure Cay beach $ 6 9 5 0 0 0 A t l a n t i s 2 2 2 0 2 2 BR, 2 BA Condo with 25' wide boat slip, includes boat lift $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 S O L D A t l a n t i s 2 2 0 3 2 BR, 2 BA Condo with 15' wide slip, shares private breezeway with 2202 $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 S O L D Marsh Harbour Office 367-SOLD (7653) Hope Town Office 375-8655 www.paradisebahamas.comMike Jones Sales Cell # 551-5545 mike@paradisebahamas.com Frank Knowles Sales Agent Cell # 375-8655 frank@paradisebahamas.comPelican Shores Exclusive Harbour front lots, prestigious neighbourhood, protected harbour frontage, side by side lots. $549,000 eachNear Winding Bay Exclusive Yellowood lots, spectacular ocean views overlooking Winding Bay beach. Call for further details. Donna Darville Sales Agent Ph/Fax 367-SOLD (7653) donna@paradisebahamas.comWe Wish Each of You a Happy and Prosperous New Year were requested to reclaim this equipment. Repairs to the toilet plumbing in the Central Abaco Primary school are ongoing and have been a problem since the school was built. As leaks are found and fixed, new problems appear. Repairs entail opening cement walls and floors to get access to the faults. Councillors were universally unhappy that Abaco Beach Resort received permission for extensive renovations by Nassau without any oversight by local Town Planning. They were told the project was too complex for their review. Concerns included condominiums being only a golf cart width apart and the apparent lack of fire separation. Further concerns were expressed about a $22,000 contract for a fence at Independence Park in Murphy Town. It was apparently awarded by Nassau without any local knowledge or review. Councillors asked for a joint meeting with those who authorize business licenses, shop licenses and vendor licenses. A variety of merchandise, food and other services are offered and seem to be permanent fixtures on town streets using a vendor’s or business license as their authority. Councillors felt that the present trend was detrimental to those operating established businesses with greater overhead expenses. It was felt that the proliferation of street vendors was detrimental to the orderly growth of the area. Furthermore, many of the services offered were not particularly desirable and those engaged were using the vendor’s license to circumvent town oversight. Council members were unanimous in their desire to be aware of the projects and business within their communities. The Police Department issues vendor licenses without needing recommendations by anyone else. Area building permits, contracts and licenses are often issued in Nassau without any local knowledge. Councillors felt that even if these permissions were done under proper authority, local authorities should at least be made aware to facilitate the orderly development of the area. Without comment, a letter was read from a teacher at Abaco Central High School asking that an armed guard be assigned to patrol the school grounds. Town Planning 28 Nov 05 Nine applications were tabled for review and recommended that building permits be issued. Seven were of a residential nature, One was for a warehouse structure and one was for a classroom addition to a church. The completed value of the nine applications was estimated to be $2.3 million. Council 30 Nov 05 A special meeting was held to consider government’s request that a low cost subdivision be considered for Bahamians and others who may qualify. Criteria would ensure that only those at the low end of the economic spectrum would be able to purchase one of these lots. Although directed to those Bahamians now living in the Mud and Pigeon Peas area, all Bahamians within the low income criteria would qualify. Although suggestions were requested, final decisions will rest with central government in Nassau. Councillors were not unanimous but seemed to conclude that a totally new community was not desirable and that any new subdivision should be in relation to existing development. Two sites agreed to by the Councillors were the south side of Spring City and on the S.C. Bootle Highway north of the BEC plant. Two smaller sites were preferred over one large development. Natural landscaped buffers could give any desirable separation. The extensive Central Abaco well field south of the airport took land off limits for development. A separate but similar site must be considered somewhere south of the Treasure Cay airport for that growing area. Since foreigners are not allowed to buy government land, consideration should be given to those here with permanent residence or on a work permit, perhaps through some arrangement with employers. Any new site must include provision for commercial, recreational and church development in keeping with the normal growth and expansion of communities. Deed restrictions or zoning must make provision for duplexes and apartments to accommodate those willing to relocate but unable to build their own house. It was felt that the landlord for any rental units must live on the property to ensure property cleanliness and maintenance. Councillors felt encouraged that their suggestions were being requested. That this may be the beginning of real action toward solving local immigrant housing problems. More Local Government at Work Local Gov’tFrom Page 16 It Pays toAdvertise

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Page 18 B The Abaconian January 1, 2006 !COMMERCIAL DOCKS!PRIVATE DOCKS!SEA WALL CONSTRUCTION!BOAT LIFTS!DOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564 P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Constr Constr Constr Constr Constr uction uction uction uction uction • NCR Forms • Office Stationary • Flyers • Certificates • Tickets • Brochures • Photo Scanning • Wedding/Funeral Programs • Business Cards • Envelopes • Menus • Labels • Laminations • ...MoreAbaco P Abaco P Abaco P Abaco P Abaco P rint Shop rint Shop rint Shop rint Shop rint ShopFriendly and Professional Printing Services Friendly and Professional Printing Services Friendly and Professional Printing Services Friendly and Professional Printing Services Friendly and Professional Printing ServicesLocated in the Abaco Shopping Center Located in the Abaco Shopping Center Located in the Abaco Shopping Center Located in the Abaco Shopping Center Located in the Abaco Shopping Center Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-3202 Ph : (242) 367-3202 Ph : (242) 367-3202 Ph : (242) 367-3202 Ph : (242) 367-3202 Fax : (242) 367-3201 Fax : (242) 367-3201 Fax : (242) 367-3201 Fax : (242) 367-3201 Fax : (242) 367-3201FOR ALL Y FOR ALL Y FOR ALL Y FOR ALL Y FOR ALL Y OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS!Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday 9am 5pm 9am 5pm 9am 5pm 9am 5pm 9am 5pmThe Treasure Cay fuel station was broken into sometime during the night of December 8 by way of a smashed window causing damages estimated at $868. Stolen were 188 gallons of fuel and six gallons of motor oil valued at $868. A Treasure Cay residence was found to have a smashed window and was broken into during the night of December 8. Nothing appeared to have been stolen. A 34-foot Ventura boat was stolen from a resident’s dock during the night of December 8 at Treasure Cay. Tools were left at the dock which were used to cut the cables securing the boat. A 35-foot Contender boat was stolen from a resident’s boat lift at a dock in Treasure Cay during the night of December 8. The switch box was broken into so the boat could be lowered into the water. A third Treasure Cay house was broken into during the night of December 8. An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a 29-foot Century boat from the owner’s dock. A cooler with food and drinks for the culprit’s escape was left on the dock. A vacant house near Fire Road was broken into sometime between December 8 and 10. Various household items were taken and the owner’s car was tampered with. A second house nearby was also broken into with household goods stolen. Bethany Gospel Chapel in Murphy Town was broken into during the week of December 4. Stolen were two JVC speakers, an 1800-watt amplifier, a CD player and connecting wiring valued at $2780. A resident of the Mud was injured when hit across his head by a 2 x 4 on Sunday morning, December 11. Another resident there was subsequently arrested. A Man-O-War resident had his daughter’s $200 cell phone stolen by someone from Dundas Town visiting at their house. This happened November 6 or 7. The owner of a mechanic’s shop on Don MacKay Boulevard reported on December 13 that gasoline was being syphoned out of customers’ vehicles left for repair. An underage girl in Cooper’s Town was reported on December 13 by her mother as being three months pregnant as a result of being sexually active. A Cooper’s Town man was arrested December 13 for a theft reported on December 1. Five pails of joint compound were recovered. A Hope Town resident reported an assault December 13 when he was pushed in the chest by another property owner. An anonymous caller reported an armed robbery at Dis We Style takeaway on Crockett Drive in Marsh Harbour about 11 p.m. on December 13. Approximately $1600 was taken by a masked man with a chrome pistol who then fled in the direction of the Mud. A Dundas town man was arrested on December 13 about 3:30 a.m. for possession of dangerous drugs Two Marsh Harbour men were arrested on December 17 about 7:30 p.m. after an attempted robbery at Abaco Groceries 45 minutes earlier. Wearing ski masks and brandishing what appeared to be a flare gun, they attempted to rob the cashier as she closed the store. They fled into nearby bushes when frightened away when a male employee approached. About 8 p.m., while searching the residence of one of the men arrested, a quantity of marijuana seeds was discovered. The next afternoon the man led a police team to the Crossing Rocks area where six pots containing marijuana plants were found and confiscated. A customer at a pub in Sandy Point was assaulted by another resident there and stabbed multiple times. He was treated at the clinic there, then flown to Nassau for further treatment. The assailant was arrested about an hour later and charged with causing grievous harm. A Marsh Harbour resident was punched in the face just before midnightPolice Crime Report on December 15 while at a bar in Marsh Harbour. The assailant was identified. A Dundas Town woman reported at 4:20 a.m. on December 18 that her house had been broken into sometime between 12:45 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. that same night. Stolen was $1600 from her purse in her bedroom. Late in the afternoon of December 19 a Murphy Town man was observed by a police patrol tossing a plastic package in the bushes. The man was arrested when the package was found to contain a small amount marijuana. Twenty dollars was stolen from the Sands Savon shop on Stratton Drive in Marsh Harbour when it was broken into sometime during the night of December 19. The police raided a shop in the Mud on December 21 which was operating illegally. They confiscated the above merchandise.

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Most competitve prices in the industryAGUAPURA U.S.A. = BEST VALUE IN SEA WATER R.O. EQUIPMENT If you’d like to buy or sell a piece of property,Call Uncle BillTel : (242) 365-8061Madeira Park Plaza Suite1l l l l l P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamasemail : wfhertz@cocotels.net156 acres 3000ft Beach front Crossing Rock Treasure Beach Lot 155ft x 700ft deep Beach front Ask me about a Duplex Villa in Treasure CayTreasure Cay has had several break-ins and several boats stolen during the past few weeks. In addition there were two attempted armed robberies this past summer. The writer of a letter from the prison in Nassau which was intercepted by the police identified Treasure Cay as a good place to commit crime as there were many unoccupied homes and very little security. Under the leadership of Jos Konsten of Treasure Cay Ltd. and Craig Roberts of Bahama Beach Club much has been accomplished to make Treasure Cay more secure in the future. • A Gate House at the entrance to Treasure Cay has been built at the Haste Ye Back entrance. • Sergeant Bullard, currently the Officerin-Charge at Sandy Point, is retiring from the Royal Bahamas Police Force at year’s end and has been hired by Treasure Cay Ltd. to be the head of security starting onTreasure Cay Is Increasing SecurityTreasure Cay Limited and the Treasure Cay Property Owners Association are putting into place regulations controlling the traffic into Treasure Cay. The main purpose is to monitor all inbound and outbound traffic. It is not meant to block traffic but merely stop traffic; hence the speed bump and not a gate. Each vehicle/driver intending to enter is requested to stop and identify himself, his passengers and destination. Vehicles registered with Treasure Cay Police may be waived through after slowing down when coming down or leaving. Those who live in Treasure Cay and do not have decals/stickers may go to Treasure Cay Police Station for registration – simple and free of charge. All other traffic is to stop and will be requested to state the nature of their visit. Vehicles delivering goods such as sand or building materials are to identify to whom or what construction site they are going to. Taxis are freely allowed passage as it is presumed essential and legitimate transportation for those who come to Treasure Cay and do not have their own transportation. All construction workers and Treasure Cay employees, home owner’s employees and other workers are to be issued with an identification badge with their name and contractor who employs them. Issuing of ID badges will commence in January 2006. Once in place, no entry into Treasure Cay will be permitted unless in compliance with the above rules.New Regulations Will Control TrafficJanuary 7. Many will remember him from the early 90’s as the most effective policeman to serve in Treasure Cay. • Four additional uniformed and armed Royal Bahamas Police will be hired with an emphasis on night patrol at Treasure Cay. Treasure Cay is providing accommodations at the Madeira Park staff apartments. • The Gate House will be manned 24/7 by civilian employees who will have three additional cameras and telephone/walkietalkie communication with the police. • Reflective stickers for the front and rear of Treasure Cay cars are available for no charge at the Police station. They will help to identify cars, particularly at night, that might require investigation. • A camera with motion-activated lights will be installed at the fuel dock to cover the entrance to the marina and canals. • Fifty new street lights have been ordered by Treasure Cay Ltd. • Photo ID’s and police record checks will be required for all non-local workmen. The ultimate annual cost is estimated to be $250,000 to $300,000. By Jennifer Hudson On December 16 the residence of a second homeowner in Treasure Cay was broken into and a 29-feet Sea-swirl boat was stolen. A team of three police officers from Marsh Harbour, assisted by a Fisheries officer and a local resident, searched the waters to the north of Treasure Cay. After observing the suspected stolen vessel, a chase ensued. As the vessel was approached, three males jumped overboard and were later arrested by the team of officers. A search of the vessel revealed a number of items including 14 boat keys, which, it is suspected, were stolen from homes in the Treasure Cay area. Also found were a number of jewellery items which were positively identified by a second homeowner in Treasure Cay as being his property. ASP Wayne Miller, Chief of Police for Abaco, commended the phenomenal teamwork describing it as a fine piece of police work. “The phenomenal teamwork and excellent communications paid big dividends,” he stated. Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday • Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 477-5292 375-8833 Great Guana Cay Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOA BOA BOA BOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@coralwave.com www.drillrig.i8.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote,Police Recover Stolen Boat

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Page 20 B The Abaconian January 1, 2006 You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper AB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO By Nancy Russell This Kudos Korner will continue with the tribute to Norwel Gordon that was inadvertently shortened in a previous issue. Mr. Gordon arrived on Abaco in the early 1960s. He was concerned that there was no one trained in firefighting on the island. He had been involved with a volunteer fire service in California and felt there was a need for a similar organization in Marsh Harbour. When he organized the original volunteer group, the only available vehicle was a Volkswagon van with a small tank truck used to haul fresh drinking water to the original Great Abaco Beach Hotel; they would go to Breakfast Hole out on the airport road for water. The group did not want to pump salt water as it is so damaging to the equipment and caused too much trouble to maintain the pumps. If they did pump salt water it only as a last resort to save property Mr. Gordon got his nickname “Chief, You Got?” because of the many tools available in his shop and the parts and hardware available from his electronics shop that he collected over the years. All the firefighters would ask “Chief, you got a drill?” or “Chief, you got some wire?” or other similar request to use them while doing repairs. The fire department received its second truck, a VW bus with a four-man portable pump and hose but no water carrying ability. They received £5 a month from the government. At that time the government also provided £10 ($28.00) per month for expenses. Through the years the fire department has had a variety of well used fire trucks. These have required constant maintenance and repairs which have been done by the volunteer firemen. They have training sessions every Saturday which include fire fighting techniques and truck repairs. Most often the financing for parts and repairs was donated by the volunteer fire fighters themselves with Mr. Gordon giving his money and time. in recent years the community has supported the group and donations have come from visitors to Abaco. Much of the expenses were paid by Mr. Gordon and he has maintained the building and grounds to keep the trucks in. As it has been said, out of the bad comes some good. In 1965 when Hurricane Betsy came through Abaco, Mr. Carl Long had a boat repair shop where his son, Kenny, has Long’s Landing today. Carl lost his building, and it ended up over the road near at the present day location of the fire department. Mr. Long did not want to rebuild so he sold the wood for £5 to Mr. Gordon for the fire department roof so the trucks could be covered. After that was constructed, he and his wife added a small apartment which they still live in today. The fire department now has five trucks still housed there. Mr Gordon still does much work on the trucks, routine maintenance andKudos Kor Kudos Kor Kudos Kor Kudos Kor Kudos Kor ner ner ner ner nerFiremen have a lot of work to do maintaining the equipment. Here they are washing the hoses and cleaning equipment after the big fire in the Mud. Everything has to be made ready for the next emergency. Please see Kudos Page 21 Kathleen Albury, BRI a professional Licensed Real Estate Appraiser who has performed work for most local financial institutions, many attorneys and private individuals. She also serves as Estate Agent with H.G. Christie, Ltd. with seven years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, five of these years in Abaco. She maintains licenses in both countries. She has completed many continuing education courses, having received her Bahamas Real Estate Institute designation, and can be considered one of the best trained realtors in Abaco. Kathleen serves all of Abaco and currently resides in Hope Town, Elbow Cay. HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 Hope Town, Elbow Cay Tel: (242) 366 0700 Fax: (242) 366 0701 Cell: (242) 477 5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.comWhen you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call:

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 B AffordableReliable200-800 GPD SC Compact1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0852 www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town still has Saturday training sessions. His devotion to this community service has taken much of his time and energy for all these years. Because he cares so much about the community he lives in, I see no The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department was given this truck by the Friends of the Island, Scotland Cay property owners. That group felt that other equipment would be more suitable for their situation so donated the truck to Marsh Harbour.Fire Dept. Acquires Another Truck KudosFrom Page 20 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 Marsh Harbour, commercial shop /office spaces available in Royal Harbour Village shops. Great location, high traffic area. 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 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 Property in Sweeting’s Village and Guana Cay Call 367-0890 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 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 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 or E-mail fineart@direcway.com Tilloo Cay charming hideaway, 1 br/ 2 ba cottage, safe haven, tucked in cove with dock. Panoramic view of ocean in all directions from top of hill. On approx. 3.75 accres, sea to sea. Generator, battery and solar powered. Call 508-5403240 or e-mail jvlvworthington@adelphia.net PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEJust 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 By Portia Jonsson On New Year’s Day when the singing, fireworks and champagne toasts are over, many of us become more serious about life. We take stock and plan new courses of action to better our lives. This is best seen in one of the most popular customs and the key to the meaning of New Years: making resolutions. We promise to make hugs and small changes so we do not have the same regrets or disappointments as the years past. Most of us do not have a clue how to make a reasonable resolution, which is why most of us fail to keep the ones we make. We set high goals for ourselves and then wonder why we never attain them. So either we stop setting goals or make resolutions that are ridiculously easy to keep. I reign as the undisputed queen of the broken resolutions: Lose Weight, Exercise and of course, I Must Relax More. They all failed, and not because I was not sincere when I made them. I would say it, I would mean it and then I did… absolutely nothing. Oh, sure, the resolution stood firm for a few weeks, and its memory returned throughout the year, mostly to make me feel guilty. But I never did anything about it. This year is going to be different. Only this time, my resolution is to figure out a way to keep resolutions. So every day, fill your champagne glass of life to the brim with values – and drink deep to your life and the joy that it can and should be. Happy New Year and Happy LifeViewpointMaking New Year’s Resolutions slowing down on Mr. Gordon’s part; he will continue as long as he is physically capable of doing so. For a job well done for all these years real big Kudos go to the “Chief, you got?” Mr. Norwel Gordon. Thank you for all you have done and for all you still do for the people of Abaco.Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center • Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri.Raffle Tickets Event TicketsPlain, numbered or with stubs PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE

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Page 22 B The Abaconian January 1, 2006Marjolein has replied to this message and, though it is now eight years since these young students sent their message and they have most likely moved on to another school, it is very probable that their previous school will be able to contact them. They will possibly by now even have forgotten about the message they tossed into the sea with high hopes on December 18, 1997, so will surely be very surprised and delighted to receive a reply from The Bahamas. Who knows, perhaps they will even visit Abaco to see where their message in the bottle washed up. MessageFrom Page 15 themselves, the residents and the police. As one of the first goodwill gestures after the fire, the police gave out clothing items and toys to residents and children who had suffered loss during the fire. These were warmly and graciously received by members of the community. An Urban Renewal team is forming a boys’ and girls’ club to help them address the social issues and deviant behaviours of many children in the area. ConstructionFrom Page 1 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 SouvenirsSouvenirs • Cuban Cigars • Casual Clothing T-Shirts • Venus Swimwear • Jewelry Children’s Clothing and lots more ...Located in Simmon’s Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat • 9 5 • Phone: (242) 367-4822 B’s Sunrise 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 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 Well Drilling ServicesServicing All of AbacoAndrew MajorMarsh Harbour Abaco, BahamasTel: 551-7375 DRA NAGE SOLUTIONS Sick Copier?Call the Copier DoctorWe make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 Want More Business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast results Call 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 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 of Jesus Christ ”Sunday Worship11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids’ Korner9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time12:10 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Friday Youth Night (high school & up)7:30 p.m. Pastors/Leaders Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe Youth Pastor: Andrew Pinder For Directions call 242-367-3324 derekbenjamin@coralwave.com www.nvministries.com Dundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!Sunday Prayer Meeting6:00 a.m. Sunday School9:45 a.m. Morning Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship6:00 p.m. Weekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday5:00 a.m. Monday Night7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H.7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night7:00 p.m. Tuesday, ThursdayFamily Night For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457 or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565 Bishop Anthony Campbell242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 • Dtcog@coralwave.comJesus Saves We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and SendBy Samantha V. Evans “What is a man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels and hast crowned him with glory and honor.” Psalm 8:4-5 What does self-esteem have to do with this? Self-esteem is your opinion of yourself and your abilities. It is believing and caring about yourself as much as you do others. This determines your self-concept. Selfconcept is your overall view of yourself. ItUnderstanding the Need for High Self-Esteembegins to develop at birth and continues throughout life. Do you realize how much of an honor and a blessing it is to be classified so highly? “… a little lower than the angels.” Wow! God views you as worthy! What will it take for you to view yourself as highly as God views you? Some people care about the perception and exceptions others have of them rather than their own view of self. They usually make remarks like “What will my friends think?” or “How will my family see me?” They give their freedom away to others by allowing them to make choices for them or plan their life. Even though they may feel that they are being taken advantage of, they often feel unable to speak out or to say no. The way in which you are raised greatly affects your self-esteem. If you were disciplined harshly for every wrong done rather than talked to in order to help understand your behavior or called names such as “stupid,” “dumb,” “retarded” or “ugly,” you might have learned to not believe in yourself. You might even find it difficult to express your thoughts, needs and opinions easily. This can lead to low self-esteem. It is important for you to maintain a healthy balance in your life so that your self-esteem can remain unaffected. What does high self-esteem look like? A person who has high self-esteem is confident, assertive, involved in school, church and community activities, well-groomed, has good interpersonal skills, and good manners. Hence, this person believes in self and abilities. What does low self-esteem look like? A person who has low self-esteem is insecure, passive, non-participant, untidy, not well behaved, has bad manners and poor inter-personal skills. Hence, this person has little or no faith in self or abilities. In fact, a person with low self-esteem may have no clue what he wants to become in life. He/ she can not see life outside of the box they now live in. Here are a few things you can do to raise your self-esteem: Think positively about yourself. Realize that you are beautiful in the sight of God regardless of your flaws or weaknesses. Take care of your self. Treat yourself by doing something that you enjoy. Accept the things in your past, personality or family history that you cannot change. Some people have a problem with anger, others biting their nails, some are always late, others look at everyone negatively, some have had behavior problems and so on. Concentrate on the things you can change and work at improving them. Leave the rest to God. Focus on your strengthens, special abilities and talents. Involve yourself in classes, clubs and other activities that will help you to develop your skills. Learn to say “no” when saying “yes” is Please see Self Esteem Page 23

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January 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 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 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 Seeking a clerical/accounting position Qualifications include: Degree (bachelors) in business administration, computer skills, communication skills and six CXC subjects along with honour roll certificates. Willing to work Mondays Saturdays. Anytime. Call 559-9261 Wanted Cashier with experience in hair and beauty supply products, nail technician, hair stylist. Call 367-2386. Mooring in Man-O-War 4.5 ft. at low water, long term rate, for boats to 30’ Call 365-6433 Sails and parts, Dacron mains and jibs. In good shape, in Man-O-War. Call 365-6433 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 28’ Mako, 1987, 96’ 225 Ocean Runners, full tower, NEW Rupp riggers, Furuno depth recorder, split console. DUTY PAID Reduced $16,900. MUST MOVE Ph: 321-795-4577 email: peter.zabinski@mina.com COMMERCIAL SERVICES EQUIPMENT FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT PPORTUNITIES VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY 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 & Boats91 GMC Jimmy Brand new paint job & serviced on Nov 8th, 2005. $4500 OBO Call 4775422 or 801-413-2864. 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 32’ 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 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’ Gulfstar Trawler 1983 with 6 cyl Perkins Diesel. Asking $45,000 Tel: 242-366-0351 or 407-384-7301 By Portia Jonsson Let us look back at the news stories of 2005 to see which had the greatest impact. I have compiled a list of my choices for the top stories in Abaco for 2005. Citrus Canker is Discovered on Abaco Farm – The confirmation of the discovery at the Bahama Star Farm in North Abaco resulted in the suspension of fresh fruit shipments from Abaco and the closure of the farm, laying off 120. Subsequently all citrus groves on Abaco had to be destroyed. Three Abaconians Win Cacique Awards – On January 28th Mr. Joe Albury, boat builder from Man-O-War Cay in the Handicraft category, Ms. Lynn Johnson from the Green Turtle Club, Manager of the Year and The Abaconian’s very own Dave and Kathy Ralph in the Sports, Leisure and Events category were Cacique winners presented by the Ministry of Tourism “To Honor Tourism’s Finest.” Passerine Project Receives Approval – On March 1st a Heads of Agreement was signed by government agents and the principals of the Discovery Land Company, who are the developers of the Passerine project for the north end of Guana Cay. Save Guana Cay Reef Protest – Guana Cay residents go forward to stop the proposed $500 million development planned for the Baker’s Bay area on Great Guana Cay. Fire destroys Administration Block at School – On April 27th fire destroyed the administration building, students’ records, computers, office equipment, teachers’ lounge and bathrooms at Abaco Central High resulting in the suspension of classes until the beginning of May. Shipping Companies Merge – Marsh Harbour Shipping and United Abaco Shipping merge to provide expanded service and better serve its customers. Hurricane Wilma Slams Grand Cay – Eight residences were destroyed and others damaged when Hurricane Wilma hit the tiny community of Grand Cay on October 24th. Fire Destroyed 60 plus Houses in the Mud – On November 17th a major fire began in the Mud and spread quickly through the area where houses are built in close proximity, leaving one dead and hundreds homeless.Top News Stories of 2005 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) 367-4842not in your best interest. Giving in to peer pressure can ruin your life so only make decisions that will better your life. Get involved in social or community groups. This will allow you to help your community as well as develop (or discover) valuable skills. You can develop friendships with people who have similar interests and are positive thinkers. Cherish these relationships and yourself. Practice Positive Self Talk even when others encourage you. You should be your #1 cheer leader. Learn to believe in and motivate yourself. Learn to turn negative talk into positive ones by re-directing your behavior. You should learn from everything you do. Concentrate on succeeding and not failing. When you make a mistake, ask yourself what you can do to not make that mistake again. Commit yourself to making a change. Learn to accept compliments. This is very hard for many persons to do especially when they have gotten so accustomed to hearing the negative. As you build your selfconfidence, it will become easier to not only accept the praises of others but to know that you are worthy of being praised. Eventually, you will believe the positive statements made towards you. Remind yourself that you are a good person and that you have a lot of good to offer. Ask for help when you need it. No man is an island. We all need the help and support of others as we travel through this life. Whether it is a family member, a friend, teacher, pastor or counselor, call upon them to help you to get through and to cope with your problems and challenges. Change conflicting behavior. As you make steps towards building your self-esteem, you will find it necessary to discontinue some practices you once enjoyed. You may have to change your friends or the places you once went. Don’t try to change everything at once. Some things will happen automatically. Others you may have to work on one at a time. Everyone has limitations and challenges. Once you are honest with yourself and accept the things you cannot change and focus on the things you can change, you will realize that you are a unique person who was fearfully and wonderfully made by God and worthy of achieving great things. Self EsteemFrom Page 22Positive Self Esteem Can Be Developed

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Page 24 B The Abaconian January 1, 2006 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.