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PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction VOLUME 14, NUMBER 2, JANUARY 15th, 2006 Sawmill Sink Yields FossilsExtinct Tortoise and Crocodile Skeletons Are FoundSawmill Sink, a blue hole in south central Abaco, has produced skeletons of several extinct animals that once roamed Abaco. Complete skeletons of tortoises have been brought up and preserved for further testing along with skeletal remains of crocodiles, birds of prey and snakes. The first skeleton was discovered there by accident in April 2005 and diving since has produced bones of many species of animals, all in excellent condition. Some will be sent to the States for carbon dating to ascertain the age of the bones and DNA testing to verify the species. Only a very small area of the blue hole has been explored. Diving there is very dangerous and requires sophisticated equipment and specially trained divers. Shown is a group watching a diver prepare for a dive. They are on a field trip as part of the Abaco Science Con ference held on January 5-8.Ambassador Rood Visited ECCU.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas, Mr. John Rood, right, toured the Every Child Counts school in Marsh Harbour on January 6. The school works with children who have problems that keep them from attending regular classrooms. Showing him the school was Mrs. Lynn Major, founder and principal of the school. Please see story on page 22.Antique Show Drew CrowdsThe Cherokee Roadshow was a first for Abaco. The show featured a display of antiques in the W.W. Sands Community Center and under a tent appraisals by experts of antiques brought by the public. Shown here are Mitty and Charles Courtoy, appraisers from Maggie Valley, North Carolina, who brought their reference books to assist in valuing antiques. They were joined by Mr. Derek Albury, who appraised antique clocks and watches, and Mr. Peter Bradley, who appraised antique jewelry. Games, competitions and a silent auction provided additional entertainment while booths offered games, food and drink. See page 16 for story. By Lindsey Delaplaine Fossils recovered last year in a blue hole in south Abaco were found to be extinct crocodile and tortoise skeletons not known previously to have inhabited this area. Scientists are very excited about this discovery which has opened a new window on Abaco’s past. The discovery was highlighted at the second annual Science Alliance Conference held in Marsh Harbour on January 5-8. The conference brought together 21 scientists who made presentations on a variety of topics. The Friends of the Environment’s second annual Science Alliance Conference was a success on a number of fronts: it was well attended, educational and a forum for connections between scientists in various disciplines be made. One of the most exciting facets of the conference was the attendance of local Abaco students. Thanks to support by the Royal Bank of Canada, Friends was able to invite local students and teachers to attend the conference for free. Several local schools took advantage of the offer Please see Sawmill Page 2Abaco Arts FestivalAbaco Beach Resort • January 27-29

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Page 2 The Abaconian January 15, 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 and over 100 students were able to attend. The event opened with a Cocktail Reception at the new Curly Tails Restaurant located at the Conch Inn. Minister of Health and Environmental Services, the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, gave the welcome address. The bulk of the conference was held at New Visions Ministries, made possible with the support of Pastor Derek Benjamin. Kitty Donnan, a former Board member of Friends, served as the moderator and did an excellent job keeping the event running on time. Friday’s highlights included an opening visit from the US Ambassador to The Bahamas, Mr. John Rood, who supported the work of the conference and spoke to the importance of environmental awareness in assuring the future success of the Bahamas. Over 200 people were in attendance, the crowd a mix of local Bahamians, scientists, students and visitors. SawmillFrom Page 1 The Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health and Environmental Services, gave the welcome address at the cocktail reception opening the Abaco Science Conference. He is shown here on the right giving a book by the BEST Commission to Michael Albury, President of Friends of the Envrionment which sponsored the conference. Dr. Bethel was looking forward to their studies which will assist government in establishing appropriate environmental policies. Sawmill Sink Is Providing Information about Abaco’s PastFossil Is Found During ConferenceThis segment of the conference was introduced by Nancy Albury of Man-O-War, who has been a major player in the discovery and preservation of crocodile and tortoise skeletons that were found. Dr. Richard Franz of the University of Florida, who specializes in West Indian natural history, has been involved with the identification of the species found there, continued the discussion. A blue hole in south Abaco was the site of a lumbering camp early in the 20th CenPlease see Sawmill Sink Page 4 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

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January 15, 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. $1,350,000. #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 TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Beachfront lot 100x190 with community dock. $248,000. #3120. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 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 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 PRICE REDUCED UNDER CONTRACTABACO AGENTS

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Page 4 The Abaconian January 15, 2006 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 All GE Appliances 15% off Closed for Inventory January 26 31Thursday TuesdayRe-opens February 1, 2006 We were closed January 7 to honour the memory ofRae, Robin, Nicholas and Caitlin Albury tury. The site known as Sawmill Sink provided fresh water for the camp and water for the steam locomotive that hauled the lumber to the dock for shipping to Nassau, Cuba and the United States. It was also where much debris was dumped. There are many indications of a past settlement foundations, stone paths and locomotive parts. Thirteen years ago two crocodile skeletons were discovered in an underwater cave but were not preserved adequately and subsequently disintegrated. They were identified as being Cuban crocodiles, not the crocodile found in Florida today. By accident similar bones were discovered in Sawmill Sink last year. Sawmill Sink is actually a blue hole, about 95 feet deep, that has a rock cone in the middle covered with organic debris. The first 30 feet is fresh water, salt water and a layer of hydro-sulfide. Divers have to go below this to access the cone. The bones are very well preserved, probably due to the lack of oxygen in the water in the lower part of the hole. They have only begun to explore the sink and all the bones have come from a very small area, four square meters in a blue hole with a 500 foot circumference. So far the divers have recovered six tortoise shells, bones of at least eight crocodiles including an entire skull complete with lower jaw and teeth, an owl, a very large extinct raptorial bird, passerine birds, snake vertebra and lizard jaws. They have retrieved seeds from one of the female tortoises which had presumable been its last meal and have retrieved white organic material which turned out to be crocodile excrement. Some of the animals are still found in our environment but many are extinct or are found only in other countries. The tortoise skeletons are almost complete with skull, vertebra and all the small leg bones. They have gotten male female and juvenile tortoise shells. However, there are bones which they exBlue 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 pected to find but so far are missing. These include bats, iguanas and hutias. The group applied to the Bahamas government to take material to the States for carbon dating and for DNA testing and has recently been granted permission. This will tell how old the skeletons are and verify the precise relationship of these animals with others in the Caribbean.Diving Requires Special EquipmentBrian Kakuk, one of the divers who has Nancy Albury showed the fossilized shell of a tortoise that was found in the Sawmill Sink last year. It was very well preserved and included most of the vertebrae, skull and leg bones. Sawmill SinkFrom Page 2 brought up many of the skeletons at Sawmill Sink, gave a presentation on the diffiThe U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas, Mr. John Rood, was at the opening ceremony of the Abaco Science Conference held in Marsh Harbour. He is shown here talking with Mrs. Anita Knowles, secretary of the Friends of the Environment that sponsored the conference. Mrs. Knowles was one of the principal organizers of the conference. Please see Sawmill Sink Page 9Abaco’s Past Is a Mystery

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January 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 visit our our latest designs:www.abaconian.comwww.abacotranquility.com (203) 389-3304www.underthepalms.comLive Support Monday-Friday!Just call for immediate assistance 8:30am-4:30pm M-FWeb Design & Hosting10 years in the out islands Is your website more than 3 or 4 years old? Chances are its time to update the look. Dont lose viewers to the competition with an old or outdated site. Keep ahead of the competition, keep them coming back! "They completely understand what Abaco is all about, what should have been a huge time-consuming project for me ended up so easy. I didn't have to do anything, and they got it right the first time. So professional, a delightful team to work with."Nancy McDanielwww.blueberryhilllanding.comHas your website been out in the sun too long! Central Abaco NewsArt Show Promises VarietyAbaco Beach Resort will be holding its Ninth Annual Abaco Arts Festival on January 27-29. The resort will host this unique event that features artists from the Caribbean, The Bahamas as well as a few artists from the United States. This event not only includes beautiful artwork, but a host of events as well. Enjoy a private welcome reception on Thursday, a Wine and Cheese Party on Friday as well as a Gala Dinner on Saturday evening for guests and artists to mingle and discuss art. Other planned events include a scenic boat ride through the beautiful cays, a visit to Pete’s Little Harbour Museum and Pete Johnson’s Sculpture workshop where guests will hear a talk about his sculptures. Ann Ray will speak at a clinic regarding her work with watercolors and how she portrays the beauty of the islands in her paintings. Many different types of art will be represented at the art festival including • Sculpture art and carved art • Fabric art • Jewelry art • Stained glass art • Ceramic art • Photography artBringing in the New YearBy Mirella Santillo The end of a new year is always accompanied by questions: what will the new year bring? Will it be better or worse than the one ending? These questions are often accompanied by feelings of incertitude, wonder, unease or sometimes even fear of the future. So people deal with this transition in different ways. Some like to go to church to pray. Some see it as just another day and go to sleep at the usual time. Some put the unease out of their minds by celebrating either at home with friends or by joining a crowd, burying the past and welcoming the new dawn amidst a group of people with food, drinks, music and dance. For the party goers, what did Marsh Harbour offer on December 31st? All the bars and restaurants around the harbour had prepared for a crowd, from the Jib Room to Snappas, not forgetting Abaco Beach Resort on the east shore. All offered special menus, live music, party favors and even fireworks and Junkanoo. There were choices for all. Price-wise, Jib Room offered the most economical menu at $45 per person including a free glass of Champagne and music by A J the DJ. Steve Petersen said that they had a good dinner The Magnificent Seven will once again be performing in Marsh Harbour at the marquee at Abaco Beach Resort. They will be on Abaco on April 8 to sing their unique style of Country and Western music. Tickets will go on sale on March 1 for $45 which will include a buffet dinner and the concert. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Please see Central Page 6 Located in Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-3006 Fax: 367-3387 wireless@abacoinet.comHigh-Speed Wireless Internet Dial-up Internet Access Coffee Bar Internet Cafe Our coffee bar will be opening on February 1 st, 2006! Come and enjoy a cup of coffee with us

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Page 6 The Abaconian January 15, 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 Caycrowd of approximately 100 people who stayed until 1:30 a.m. Winding our way back around the harbour, we stopped at Abaco Beach Resort which offered an international buffet set up in the Pavilion. For $125 the diner could eat Chinese, Italian, French and Bahamian dishes while being entertained by KB & Colin McDonald, and later dancing to the meringue rhythms of the Impact band till well after midnight. Mrs. Kevie Thomas mentioned that they catered for “over 130 people, locals and guests of the resort.” Next on the way through town, echoes of Stone McEwan & Thunder’s Bahamian songs drew the passers-by through the parking lot of the Conch Inn into the recently open Curly Tails Restaurant and Bar. A few local people were dancing. Diners were leaving after enjoying their $65 meal as newcomers climbed the stairs to patronize the bar. Out on the road again, one’s ears were assailed by the mingling of the three bands from Sapodilly’s, sitting at the bar or finishing a $70 dinner that included a free glass of Champagne, while Full Force and Clint Sawyer played the night away. According to Mrs. Carol Sweeting, this year they catered more to a drinking crowd than diners. Across the street at Mangoes, the diners had lingered after a fourchoice, three-course dinner priced at $60 to listen to Brown Tip’s Rake and Scrape Band and take a turn at limbo or simply watch Desmond Cartwright clear less than a foot under the limbo bar. There was a happy atmosphere; everyone seemed to have a good time. At Snappas, the celebrations had started with nine o’clock fireworks followed by a bagpipe song while the newly rebuilt bar was slowly filling up. Only few partook of the $75 set menu. However, as the New Year was brought in with another fireworks display over the harbour and Junkanoo parading in and out of the popular hang-out, the place was soon crowded with boisterous late comers entertained by Jarred Cooper and his band until the wee hours of the morning. Wally’s was closed, so owner Ms. Maureen Smith enjoyed the evening at Mangoes. All the local eateries and bars seemed to have had a fair share of customers that evening with no incidents reported. The party goers were well behaved and the New Year entered in a joyful but subdued atmosphereConch Crawl Reopens as Curly TailsBy Mirella Santillo The restaurant at the Conch Inn, renamed Curly Tails opened in mid-December unMore Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 5 Commonwealth Bank made a donation of $600 to the Basketball Association of Abaco on December 2. Ms. Jacquelyn Estevez, Manager, is shown here presenting the check to Mr. Cay Mills. On January 5th the Department of Urban Renewal distributed baby items, clothing, Pampers, shoes and blankets to six families from the Mud and four from Pigeon Peas which were donated from residents throughout the community. The Urban Renewal initiative which began in New Providence in 2002 has been in operation on Abaco since September 1st last year and addresses the needs of the country. Cpl. Remy Minnis and PC Kevin Ellis are the two officers shown. Please see Central Page 7

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January 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 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 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@abacoinet.com 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 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 BIKESder new management. It has been completely rebuilt after being extensively damaged by the hurricanes of 2004. The Conch Inn has been a popular landmark in Marsh Harbour since the late 1960s when it was transformed from a vacation home to a restaurant and marina by then owner, Mr. Wally Smith. His daughter, Ms. Maureen Smith, owner/ manager of the popular Wally’s Restaurant remembers the time when she and her sister, Barbara, managed the bar/restaurant from1968 to 1982. “The small resort included 30 boat slips and a bar and was called the Conch Crawl.” In 1974 the place was destroyed by a fire, and Mr. Smith used the occasion to enlarge the resort by buying the adjacent property which belonged to Capt. Leonard CentralFrom Page 6 More Central Abaco NewsCurly Tails, originally known as Conch Crawl, repopened in December featuring a twostory restaurant and bar and a large decked area used as an extension of the restuarant. Thompson as well as the land across the road comprising 20 acres and two cottages. The Captain’s house was transformed into a restaurant which was subsequently to become Mangoes and an informal bar was rebuilt where the present Curly Tails restaurant stands. Ten rooms were added and it was renamed the Conch Inn The Smith family managed it until 1982 when they sold it to a partnership from Hong Kong, called Ching Ling whose main shareholder was Mr. Jim Mosser. At that time the Conch Inn had grown to a 45-slip marina and included a ten-room motel and two rental cottages of two rooms each. Mr. Mosser re-divided the resort by selling the restaurant to Bo and Libby Roberts, who called it Mangoes He kept the land, the marina, the rooms and the bar. A few years later, in 1986, the group sold it to an other partnership, whose principal partner is the present owner, Mr. Michael Albury. Since that time the bar to which a small restaurant had been added, saw many changes. At one point a deck with restaurant tables was added to the bar, then the bar was moved to the deck area. The inside bar room, which was more protected, became a dining room. After Hurricane Floyd, which completely flooded the resort, the deck was extended and the bar was rebuilt outside. For the last 19 years many restaurant managers have leased the restaurant and bar. Mr. John Mosser, Jim Mosser’s brother, managed it in the 1980s until the business was sold to Mr. Albury, who then leased it to two partners, Kip Lacey and Michael Hinton. They left in 1996 and one of the employees, Ms. Louise Maury managed it for the owner until the end of 1997 when it became an Italian eatery, the Bistro Mezzomare managed by Mrs. Maria Silvester. In 2003 Mr. Albury resumed management it until the end of the year when it was operated by Mr. Howard Messell. He gave it back its original name of Conch Crawl With each different restaurant Please see Central Page 19

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Page 8 The Abaconian January 15, 2006The 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, Samantha Evans, Sue Holloway, Sandy Skees, Robert Wilson 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 Dave RalphLetters to the EditorThe Editor Says . Science Conference An Educational OpportunityThanks for Rescuing the TurtleDear Editor, Friends of the Environment would to thank the residents of Green Turtle Cay for their part in rescuing the Loggerhead turtle that was captured on Christmas Eve in Whale Cay Channel. When it was discovered that the captured turtle was tagged on its front flippers, the brothers that caught her, Dennis Roy Levarity and Willis Paul Levarity, contacted George Cross of Green Turtle. He, in turn, contacted Roy Boles, one of the owners of Black Sound Marina, who lives in Gainesville and has contacts with the University of Florida. The turtle was released into the sea on December 29th. A local Green Turtle real estate agent, Mr. Chris Plummer, donated $500 for the release of the turtle. Based on the tag information, the University of Florida was able to discover that the Loggerhead was originally tagged while nesting at Juno Beach, Florida, on May 22, 2003. Upon release, the turtle weighed 253 pounds, its top shell was 36 inches wide, 40 inches long and the turtle had a 9 1/2 inch wide neck. Thanks to all of the residents of Green Turtle Cay who took an interest in this turtle and helped secure its release. Sincerely, Board of Friends of the EnvironmentWe Love Our PotholesDear Editor: Would you kindly print this letter to the Hon. Bradley Roberts Attn: Ministry of Works. the Hon. Bradley Roberts I would first of all like to thank the Ministry of Works for so cleverly and artistically outlining the beautiful roadway potholes that we have come to know and love. Furthermore, I would like to add a few suggestions: First of all, I have noticed that after the beautiful neon pink spray paint had been applied, it does tend to fade after a few weeks, allowing our beautiful potholes to go unnoticed by our many locals and visitors. Secondly, while I am a great lover of anything pink, I would like to suggest perhaps a neon blue or green, as it would compliment our waters (which we all hold very dear to our hearts just as we do our potholes.) Thirdly, I would like to suggest investing in perhaps a glow-in-the-dark spray paint that would help us navigate our dear potholes during the many nights our electricity company feels we should be outside looking at the stars (without those nasty streetlights in the way) instead of inside reading, watching television, working or cooking for those of us with electric stoves. Finally, I would also like to thank the Ministry of Works for allowing my dream of becoming a professional stunt driver to become a reality. Every day I learn a new move on the road! In just a few weeks I have mastered swerving while barely missing the car in the next lane to stopping on very short notice as a giant pot hold looms in front of me. Finally, and most importantly, I have learned not to hit my head on the ceiling of my car when my mental navigation of our beautiful potholes fails, and I fall into a dark abyss of mud, water and roadside debris. I would like again to thank the Ministry of Works for not allowing these beautiful creatures to go unnoticed, and I look forward to seeing if any of my suggestions go to good use! Sincerely, TAPPA (The Abaco Pothole Pro tection Association) and BSDI (Bahama Stunt Drivers Incorporated)When Will We Have Justice?Dear Editor: Would you print the following letter. Bernard Turner Director of Public Prosecutions Nassau Dear Sir, Is Justice Delayed Justice Denied It has been approximately four years since my sister, Sheila Walker-Curtis, was brutally murdered on the island of Grand Bahama where she lived at that time. Her husband, Arlington “Alton” Curtis, was tried and convicted on the alternate of manslaughter. Subsequently, he appealed to the Court of Appeal and was granted a retrial. A new trial has been ordered since the appeal was heard and to date no new trial has begun. This month marks the fourth year that Sheila’s family has had to live and re-live this tragedy. Why has there not been a date set for retrial? What kind of message is the Judicial System sending to our family? A life is still of intrinsic value. Or are you saying to the family-get over it. Arlington Curtis has been released into the community and is carrying on with business as usual. Is it that the criminals are being treated like victims? I£ not, why is he allowed to leave the country? Sheila’s family has had no closure to this case simply because there has been the lame excuse that no judge was available or the defendant’s lawyer was not ready to proPlease see Letters Page 9 Over 30 scientists attended a weekend science conference in Marsh Harbour sponsored by Friends of the Environment. The well attended event gave scientists, who are studying different fields including geology, plants, animals and other features of Abaco, an opportunity to present a summary of their work to others studying Abaco, allowing diverse information to be better integrated into their studies. Scientists often attend conferences which focus on their specialty, attended by others interested in that specialty. It is rare that their findings are presented to the community which their studies relate to or to researchers working in other disciplines within the same environment. The scientists themselves enjoyed hearing from their diverse science-oriented colleagues about topics outside their field of interest but often containing information helpful to their specialized studies. They had opportunities to meet other scientists, exchange notes, ask questions and make plans for future exchange of relevant data. This was the second conference of this type and Friends wants to continue with this event every other year. Twenty-one scientists summarized their findings in 30 minute presentations, accompanied by pictures, graphs and supporting data projected on a large screen behind the stage. Peak attendance saw a little over 200 persons attending the Friday sessions. It was refreshing to see approximately 110 high school students and their teachers listening attentively to the presentations. The Saturday morning session saw a noticeable drop in students but there were still 20 30 who came on their off day to absorb the material. The presenters sometimes focused on the students and invited them to participate with them in future projects as assistants and helpers. The students got valuable glimpses into scientific material and research far beyond the material they are exposed to in the classroom. Many of the students talked with the researchers during the coffee breaks and at lunch which was served in-house, maintaining the continuity of the event. Three field trips let students and Abaco residents accompany the scientists and let their enthusiasm in the field show their love for their chosen work. Abaco geology was featured in a trip to Little Harbour on Saturday afternoon. A second simultaneous trip to an inland “sink” or blue hole allowed the group to watch a diver don his re-breathing apparatus and drop out of sight beneath the water without any bubbles disturbing the water. He returned an hour later with another crocodile jaw bone. Then an eleven-hour trip on Sunday to Hole-in-the-Wall and Cross Harbour took a substantial group which included students. Abaco’s crumbling heritage light station was visited in the morning, including the distinctive geologic feature of “hole-in-thewall.” A researcher working with bats took the students and others into a cave inhabited by bats. While in South Abaco the group went to Cross Harbour to see firsthand a railroad causeway dividing a coastal estuary which restricts marine development on the impounded side. Some of the students went into the water with the researcher to get an intimate glimpse of his work and methods. The scientists were on hand during these expeditions to answer questions and give more information on the studies they were conducting. The exposure and insights these students received to the scientific community was priceless. Our young people need to be exposed to broader ideas than those available in a classroom. They need many experiences so they know there is more out there than their limted life at home, church and school that most are accustomed to. They need exposure so they can be motivated to follow interests that may have been sparked in them by their experiences. The science conference had much that was too technical for their comprehension but the exposure may create interest in a topic they can persue. The interaction between the students and the science event brings to mind a similar opportunity in two weeks for students with artistic abilities. The Art Festival at Abaco Beach Hotel on January 27 is an opportunity for art teachers and artistic students to visit the show and talk to artists using many different types of media: acrylics, oils, water colors, sculpture, fabric, photography and other art forms. The students will be able to make the connection between the artist, his work and the price tag on the art. This should be an eye-opener for some students and may cause some to rethink their career options. Like the scientists, artists are generally willing to talk with students and offer encouragement to their potential ambitions. It is a wonderful opportunity for artistic students to expand their outlook and gain exposure to the world of art as a career. To encourage art students and their teachers to attend, the management of the Abaco Beach Hotel has offered to feature an economical student lunch and to give lunch to each high school art teacher who brings art students to the exhibit. The high numbers of visitors to Abaco provides a steady source of customers for our many boutiques and art galleries. With a little help and encouragement, the better art students could begin getting pocket money for their work. As they gain experience, their work will become more desirable, giving the student a better price. We would like to thank New Visions Ministry for assisting with the Science Alliance presentation. Their building is an ideal venue for a large group with their superb sound system coupled with a projector connected to a computer and seating for several hundred. Royal Bank should be commended for assisting with the student attendance. Having students at the presentations was the frosting on the cake for the Friends organizers. Finally, we want to thank Abaco Beach Hotel for their vision and encouragement to the high school art teachers and their students, hoping they will attend the show, interact with the artists and get a broader outlook for art. When events like these present themselves locally, the educational system should recognize the value they can have on students and make every effort to send appropriate students.

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January 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9Order The Abaconian Today Jun 2005Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $40 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 or: P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribeReceiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: • Resort & hotel development • Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc. • Phone and electric company changes • Fishing, boating & sporting activities • Immigration, taxes or duty changes • Changes to laws and regulations • Community events • New business ventures • Changes in airline service • Actions by local government ceed. How is it that the defense seems to be determining trial date? This matter needs to be resolved urgently, and I am requesting a quick response from your office. Sincerely, Sandy Edwards CC: Print mediaMy Viewpoint on PoliticsThe Editor I am writing a short letter to let people know how I feel about the PLP. I tell you the truth. It’s a good party. I am really a PLP all the way from almost 14 year ago. This is all I know about. I sweep it clean and PLP did the job and kept it for years till the former Prime Minister passed away. He was a good man to me, them days. I was a police for 4 and a half years and local guard two terms. I tell you I am satisfied with our party and I would recommend it for years. We do have a good man, Perry G. Christie, who loves people This is a party name that people love. As far as I see FNM is finished now, might get four or five seats. PLP got FNM and by the help of God we are going to stay PLP. This is a song I composed years ago. It still stands. Onward, the people are going to the poll vote for PLP with heart, voice and soul. We are not divided but all one body. We vote PLP all the way to victory. Evangelist Franklin Russell Hope TownPlease Note CorrectionThe Editor, I would be most grateful if you would print my response to Samuel D. Albury’s letter in your informative December 15 issue. Thank you. Mr. Samuel D. Albury made an incorrect assumption based on his political persuasion, and in so doing mislead the reading public when he said that, and I quote, “another gentleman called the Hon. Prime Minister, Mr. Perry Christie, an idiot and a jerk,” end of quote. The gentleman to whom he was referring was, I believe, Mr. Edison Key, a most honourable gentleman and I can say, without fear of contradiction, that Mr. Key most definitely did not call the Prime Minister’s name, NOT ONCE, and he certainly did not refer to him as an idiot. I was at that same rally and the only person Mr. Key referred to was George Smith, whom he termed an idiot for maliciously lambasting him on national radio and disparaging his good name. My advice to Mr. Albury (and others) who are so driven to expose truth is that perhaps, in future, they should check and re-check the fact before putting pen to paper. The truth is out there and can be easily established. M Bible also says that you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. Sincerely, A Keen ObserverThanks for Good ServiceDear Editor, Having just returned stateside after my sixth visit to the Hope Town, I would like to thank several people who went out of their way to assist me and to make our family’s visit to Abaco memorable. Donna Burrows, Taxi 157, spent an hour with me at the Marsh Harbour airport helping me locate a missing piece of carry-on luggage we left in the West Palm Beach airport. Thanks also to BahamaaAir for locating the missing luggage (our fault) and bringing it to Marsh Harbour the next day. Special thanks to Jeff Key, Taxi 11, for picking up the missing bag and bringing it to Hope Town for me. Jeff would not accept any compensation for this special favor. This saved me $45 for travel to the airport and back. Abaco has much to offer the visitor — sun, beaches, diving, sailing, fishing and more. However, the most important thing for me is the fine people who so freely offer help and friendship to the stranger. This will keep us coming back to Abaco. Best regards, Tom Kelly and family Suttons Bay, MichiganDump Is a Major ProblemDear Editor, My family and I reside in Central Pines Subdivision which borders the Central Abaco dump. I would like to plea for help with the dump situation and ask that any and all concerned would give their all to rectify the growing problem that is the Marsh Harbour dump. This site looks horrible when viewed from the road, not to mention the debris which litters every road leading from town to the gate (this presumably flies off the back of trucks). I am writing to express my concern for the health and welfare of the residents of Central Abaco. The nearest house in Central Pines is just a few hundred feet from the dump. Daily the dump is being burned, whether intentionally or 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 LettersFrom Page 8More Letters to the Editor culties of diving in the blue hole. Because of the need to keep the sediment from being disturbed, divers use a closed circuit re-breather which does not produce bubbles. Although the re-breather equipment allows the diver to stay down many hours longer, it is very elaborate and expensive. Its use requires special training and requires high maintenance after each use. The re-breather scrubs the carbon dioxide from the used air so it can be recycled. Diving is difficult because of the darkness under the hydro-sulfide layer and from the clouds of fine silt. Sawmill SinkFrom Page 4 unintentionally. Lately the smoke from the dump has made living in Central Pines unbearable, and we are forced to take refuge inside with the windows closed. We have already had one serious fire when the burning dump fire jumped the highway and burned through the subdivision endangering homes and lives. I believe my children should have the right to grow up breathing clean air and playing outside. I cry out for help for the long awaited relocation of the dump, and I beg that those who are in power, in whatever capacity, would evaluate the options and find a solution to the problem in short order. Sincerely, A concerned resident of Central Pines Subdivision Advertise in The Abaconian

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Page 10 The Abaconian January 15, 2006 Green Turtle Cay Clean Up CampaignBy Sandy Skees A post-Junkanoo clean-up of New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay, was carried out on January 7th, 2006. It was organized by Sandy Skees, a Reef Relief docent at the Captain Roland Roberts House Environmental Center in New Plymouth along with volunteers Julia LaRoche, Teresa Parrish, David and Joan Goldstein, Teacher Maria Schrack and 24 students from Amy Roberts Primary School. Everyone gathered at 1 p.m. at the Captain Roland Roberts House and divided into teams. Student intern Julia LaRoche had marked the trash bags with the team names to keep track of the team that gathered the most litter. Teams of four students each competed to see which group could collect the most trash. The teams set out from the top of the hill near the Amy Roberts School at about 1:30 p.m. and descended down through the town of New Plymouth, covering most of the major areas right up to the cargo dock. Julia La Roche, Maria Schreck and Sandy Skees supervised the teams. Julia had hidden four pieces of trash marked with Congratulations! You Have Won Treasure! along the way. “The students really enjoyed the competition and worked like crazy to pick up litter and find the “treasure” until 2:30 when time was up and we called them back to the house for refreshments,” noted Ms. Skees. “When we returned to the Captain Roberts House Environmental Center, volunteers David and Joan Goldstein had lemonade, cookies, brownies, apples, pretzels and chips waiting for the clean-up teams. After we washed our hands and had our treats, the kids piled up their bags and the adult “judges” went around and decided on the winning team. We gave out the team prize and the “treasure prizes” and all decided it was a really worthwhile day.” Twenty large bags of trash were collected, the aluminum cans were News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 11 The Reef Relief organization on Green Turtle Cay sponsored a clean-up afternoon on Jauary 7 to pick up litter after the Junkanoo rush. Twenty bags of trash were collected and aluminum cans were separated for recycling. Some of the students who picked up are shown here. A 253-pound loggerhead turtle was released back into the ocean after being kept in Green Turtle Cay for several days. The female turtle had been tagged by the University of Florida in 2003. To keep it from being killed Chris Plummer paid $500 for it to have it released. A 253-pound loggerhead turtle was cuaght in Whale Cay Channel separated for recycling, and the Nassau Grouper team was declared the winner. But actually, everyone in the community won that day, thanks to a cleaner environment as a result of the clean-up! Special thanks to Sid’s Grocery for providing the refreshments. The Captain Roland Roberts House Environmental Center in New Plymouth is operated by Reef Relief, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting coral reefs. To learn more about coral reefs, visit this free facility located in a historically restored

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January 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 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 circa 1840’s Bahamas home that is open Monday through Saturday. For more information, go to www.reefrelief.org or call (242)365-4014.Turtle Is Returned to Its HabitatBy Mirella Santillo Green Turtle Cay native, Dennis Levarity caught a 253-pound loggerhead turtle on December 24. Gathered on the dock, fishermen and curious residents were ready for the slaughter when they discovered that the turtle was tagged. The tag referred the animal to marine biologists from the University of Gainesville, Florida, and promised a reward to the finder. When town people contacted the biologists at the university, they asked that the turtle be kept for a few days until they could come and re-tag it. While waiting for its fate to be decided, the turtle was kept near the dock in a large tub, barely wide enough for it to turn around because of its large size. Mr. Levarity said that in the meantime, the animal was being fed fish. The scientists from Gainesville could not come immediately. However, a local resident of Green Turtle Cay, Mr. Christopher Plummer, paid $500 for the turtle so it could be released. Mr. Levarity also received the $100 reward. On December 29th the turtle was returned to the sea.Hope TownFirst Hope Town Chili Cookoff a SuccessBy Lindsey Delaplaine The Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue’s first annual Chili Cookoff was a smashing success with the chili sold out only an hour after the event started. Jarrett Park was full on December 27th as the crowd moved from booth to booth tasting the offerings of the chili entrants. But the event featured more than chili. All of the chili contestants had their own theme, many complete with theme music. The chili and entertainment made for a winning recipe and a good time was had by all. Judges Arnold Hall, Peggy Thompson, Patti Toler, and Patrick Stewart had their work cut out for the selecting a winner. They chose the Harbour Rats, the collective name for the Hope Town Harbour cruisers, led by Jim and Faye Mack, as the winners. The Hope Town Harbour Lodge’s entry was second and the Abaco Inn was third. The winners all donated their cash prizes back to the Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue. The crowd agreed with the judges and voted the Harbour Rats the People’s Choice Award. Raffle tickets were also on sale for a drawing to be held on February 25th. Event organizer Justin Noice was pleased with the outcome and is already planning for next year. The hope is for the event to grow each year, both in the number of competitors and in the diversity and heat of the chili.Catamarans Dominate Boxing Day RaceBy Lindsey Delaplaine Ten boats registered for the Hope Town Sailing Club’s Boxing Day race. Although the sun was shining, two boats dropped out once they left the Hope Town Harbour and found 20 knots of wind out on the race course. Of the eight boats that started another two, Firelight and the Abaco Rage had to drop out during the race due to ripped sails in winds that was as high as 28 knots. A third boat dropped out after a collision on the course. The Race Committee actually More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 10 Please see Cays Page 14 Hope Town held it first Chili Cookoff on December 26. It was so successful that all the chili was gone in an hour. It was a fund raising event for the Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue to help in building a new fire house. Shown here is one of the competing teams.

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January 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 Chris Thompson Real EstateOffering the Islands Most Exclusive Listings One Purple Porpoise Place, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas ph 242.366.0216 fax 242.366.0223 Chris Thompson Greg Roberts* Private Islands Waterfront Homes and Land* Investment Property Acreage Project/Property Management Complete Service from Sales to Construction ***** Exclusive Agents for Matt Lowes Cay ***** www.ChrisThompsonRealEstate.com Detached bedrooms, office, gym and library all feature ocean vistas, and a central pool with open decking. Generator, watermaker, dockage, lush landscaping. Excellent rental potential. View by appointment only $4,470,000.BLEST NESTHigh on ocean dune at North End. 3 bed / 3 bath (detached guest cottage) panoramic views, excellent rental history $1,525,000Exclusive Listings Exclusive Listings Exclusive Listings Exclusive Listings Exclusive ListingsCONCH QUEST Ocean front villa, 2 bedroom, 1 bath wth room to expand. Open deck overlooks excellent surfing location. Just steps from marina and restaurant, rental history available. $795,000 .SEA TO SEA ESTATE PROPERTY PARCEL4 last available lot on this lush estate property. On the Sea of Abaco, North End Elbow Cay, access to incredible beach, and perfect spot for a deep water dock $785,000 PARCEL 4 UNDER CONTRACT PARCELS 1, 2, 3 and 5 SOLDBREAKERS Ideal ocean and interior lot on surfers dream, Garbonzo Beach. Perfect for single family homes or villas, and just steps away from restaurants and marina facilities. Ocean front lot $499,000 and interior lot with beach access $249,000JOES CAY 3 acre private cay located in White Sound. Great elevations and surrounded by deep water perfect for dock $1,762,000 UNDER CONTRACTAUNT PATS BAY Rare opportunity, 5.18 acres located on the Sea of Abaco in White Sound. High elevation, white sand beach, deep water dockage. SOLDMARNIES LANDING Ocean Front Lots, private marina community, convenants permit main house and guest cottage on these large dock slip included: Lot #2 $895,000 Lot #6 $770,000 UNDER CONTRACTJACKS JUNGLE Lubbers Quarters Cay consists of 2 parcels, waterfront lot over 1/2 acre $240,000, and interior lot over 1 acre $120,000. Deeded dock slips for each lot included.Lubbers Quarters lots #113 & #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.MOMMAS 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 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) • CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs land Regatta is not long after, June 1st through the 5th. Serious about making 2006 a successful season, The Rage crew was out for practice during the Hope Town Sailing Club’s Boxing Day race. They were in contention for first until they had to quit due to a ripped mainsail. Although The Rage won a few races last year, they hope to improve upon their record and bring at least four trophies back to Hope Town.First Sailing Class Is a SuccessBy Sue Holloway The first Hope Town Junior Sailing classes were held on January 7th. Reporting for class were 26 eager students, 10 volunteers, and Head Instructor Matt McCoy. Hope Town’s Junior Sailors are Laura Albury, Christopher Albury, Luke Albury, Natasha Albury, Noah Albury, Tristan Albury, Aly Boyce, James Boyce, Erinlee Hull, Jacob Hull, James Hull, Jeffrey Hull, Maxson Joseph, Ashton Kemp, Eli Lowe, More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 14 Stony Lowe, Nicole Maltarp, Eric Mermard, Danielle Moss, Ben Patterson, Erin Patterson, Bronson Roberts, Lance Roberts, Dylan Thompson, Shannon Thompson and Candace Trembley. Matt gave the students an overview of the program, and an introduction to sailing terminology. He reminded them of the best clothing to wear while sailing and items to bring with them each week. The students were issued their brand new life jackets provided by the Stafford Patterson family along with Junior Sailing Program T-shirts, books, decals, and carrying bags. Volunteers for the first class were Monica Cook, Jeff Gale, Ann Gooding, Paul Gooding, Sue Holloway, Jim Mack, Doug Moody, Jane Patterson, Stafford Patterson and Bob Rogers. Due to the strong cold front, boat orientation and rigging exercises were held in the Gazebo of the Clubhouse. One of the Optimist dinghies was brought inside so that the junior sailors could learn the parts of the boat, practice rigging and de-rigging and folding the sail. Junior sailing classes will be held each Saturday during the winter and spring months. This program is organized by members of the Hope Town community and the Hope Town Sailing Club with lots of help from the parents of the junior sailors and cruising sailors. P.O.BoxAB22275 Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501 E-mail: Craig@bahamabeachclub.comBroker Participation Invitedwww.BahamaBeachClub.comFor more information, see your Real Estate Professional or contact: Toll Free 800-284-0382 "Best Beach in the Caribbean"Caribbean Travel &Life Magazine Visit Our On-Site Models Today! Phase1-4 SOLDOUT NowSellingonTreasureCay!BahamaBeachClubPhase5 3&4Bedroom/3BathLuxuryBeachfrontCondominiums €Private Gated Community€Two Freshwater Pools & Spa€Designer Interiors Available€Optional Detached Garages€Local Bank Financing€Terrific Rental Income potential Treasure Cay Resort Area Amenities include:€Spectacular 31/2mile White Sand Beach€150 slip Marina for Yachts to140 feet€18 hole Championship Golf Course€Tennis, Snorkeling & Scuba Diving€Restaurants, Grocers & Duty Free Shopping€International Airport (6,500 foot runway)Residences from $742,500 plus closing costs

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Page 18 The Abaconian January 15, 2006 BAHAMAS HOT MIX Civil Engineering Contractor Providing Abaco & surrounding cays with the following services for over 10 years: Site clearance Earthworks Water & Sewerage installation Road paving Car park & drive ways Airfields Asphalt related products Materials testingLarge Fleet of Heavy Equipment available for rent:D8 Dozer Excavator TrucksL oaders Low BoyRollers Tractor Heads Graders Trenchers Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-3956 367-3957 Fax: (242) 367-3959 BAHAMAS HOT MIX For FREE estimates contact Harlin Johnson Now Serving Abaco Most reliable delivery service 7 days a week 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 NIPPERS BEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday SouthFrom Page 17 few friends at the Pub in Little Harbour. Lil Bill, Drayton Pilcher, Adam Lawrence, Greg Johnston and the lovelies, Leigh Davis and Tania Duncombe celebrated their birthdays and more importantly raised funds for our local Cherokee Primary School. Feast, Boogie and Bid was the name of the game. Camille and Marsha donated their Saturday and baked five pies for auction. The Pub donated the pie ingredients. Jeep Byers donated a beautiful framed print of his Neptune. Pete Johnston donated two gold pieces and three bronze sculptures. Ms. Duncombe conducted the bidding while the bidders dug deep in their pockets. Bidding for the first three pies started at $30 each and went to $125 for Jeep Byers, Adam Laurence and Clint Adderly. Dave and Lenore Mulock of Little Harbour made a generous donation and were rewarded with a pie. Ms. Camille Lowe’s pies are delicious for dessert or throwing. Coconut Cream Pie, Banana Cream, Pumpkin, Key Lime and Chocolate are her specialties. They are available by order. In fact, a portion of every pie ordered throughout the year is added to the Cherokee School Fund. Please call or email to order ahead of time, 477-5487 or pete@petespub.com. Otherwise, don’t miss Pete’s 12th annual 50th Birthday Party on January 28th. Don’t forget your wallet. The Pie and Art Auction will be held on the deck. These funds will again go to the Cherokee school and to Katrina victims who still need our help. Peter Johnston and his fund raising crew have raised almost $10,000 in the past year. We graciously thank and truly appreciate the generous nature of our community. In other news, our 366-3503 phone is down. Please call and leave a message on our cell phone 477-5487. E-mail is really our most reliable form of communication, pete@petespub.com A birthday party at Pete’s Pub and Gallery on January 10 raised money for the Cherokee Sound Primary School. Here a group of party-goers are showing the art work that was auctioned along with several pies. More South Abaco News

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Page 20 The Abaconian January 15, 2006By Jennifer Hudson Forty-eight new Bahamahost graduates received their certificates at a ceremony held on December 13th in the Parish Hall of Saint John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour, placing them among the many others who have also achieved this honour over the past years. Graduates for the entire year were honoured during this ceremony; the 21st session having been held in May, the 22nd session in August and the 23rd session in November. Three persons, one from each session, were presented with special awards in recognition of their unique qualities of leadership. They were Indira Edwards, Jeffrey Key and Glender Knowles. While some of the graduates are full-time employees with the Ministry of Tourism, the majority represented the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Bahamas Telecommunications Company, public service drivers, airlines, Port Department, hotel employees as well as various other segments of the community. Lecturers came from all walks of life and covered such subjects as civics, customs and immigration, first aid, culture, tourism, geography and history. Ms. Agatha Marcelle, Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Tourism, stated in her keynote address that she would like to see Abaco as a model of exceptional service for The Bahamas. She told the graduates; “ Abaco is expanding and improving, providing new investments and opportunities so you cannot be what you were yesterday. When an attitude exceeds abilities then the impossible becomes possible and all you need to do it, is to want to do it. Tourists bring in money and you must give good service.” Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism for Abaco, reiterated Ms Marcelle’s message and encouraged the graduates to shine as the best who have ever graduated reminding them; “Our country is depending on you.” A graduate from each session spoke of their experiences with the Bahamas host program. Glenda Knowles remembered being plunged into ten days of intense knowledge, describing it as; “A journey into self-awareness; the first day of the rest of my life.” Yvette Nixon praised the enthusiastic and very informative lecturers for providing a program which every Bahamian would do well to take advantage of while Jexel Tinker implored all graduates to provide service in the Bahamas which is fit for kings, queens, princes and princesses. The graduates, smartly and colourfully dressed in Androsia fabric shirts, received their certificates from Dr Valerie Carpenter and Mrs Sherry Collie, Managers of Industry Training. Following the presentations the graduates proudly recited their mission statement and joined in the singing of ‘This land is our land’. Master of Ceremonies for the occasion was Mr Don Cornish, District Manager, Bahamas Tourist Office in Florida and opening and closing prayers were offered by Bishop Anthony Campbell, President of the Abaco Christian Council.Bahamahost Holds Graduation The graduation for three sessions of the Bahamahost program was held in Marsh Harbour on December 13. The Bahamahost program was developed by the Ministry of Tourism to give its participants a broad backgound of Bahamian knowledge and is designed for everyone involved directly with our visitors. The Moorings Yacht Charters• The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms on the harbour front Curly Tails restaurant and bar on the waterfront Dive Abaco a complete dive facilityThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: themoorings@batelnet.bswww.conchinn.com Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you.The Conch Inn Marina Full service docks with power Cable TV connections underway Texaco fuel station Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W February 2006 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EST) 2 (EST) 3 (EST) 4 (EST) 5 (EST) 6 (EST) 7 (EST) 8 (EST) 9 (EST) 10 (EST) 11 (EST) 12 (EST) 13 (EST) 14 (EST) 15 (EST) 16 (EST) 17 (EST) 18 (EST) 19 (EST) 20 (EST) 21 (EST) 22 (EST) 23 (EST) 24 (EST) 25 (EST) 26 (EST) 27 (EST) 28 (EST) -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 4:04a -0.7 10:16a 2.9 4:33p -0.6 10:44p 2.8 4:59a -0.5 11:06a 2.7 5:20p -0.6 11:37p 2.8 5:56a -0.4 11:57a 2.4 6:09p -0.4 12:32a 2.7 6:56a -0.2 12:51p 2.2 7:01p -0.3 -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:31a 2.6 8:00a 0.0 1:50p 2.0 7:57p -0.2 2:35a 2.5 9:07a 0.1 2:53p 1.9 8:58p 0.0 3:42a 2.4 10:14a 0.2 3:58p 1.8 10:00p 0.0 4:46a 2.4 11:15a 0.2 4:59p 1.8 11:00p 0.0 5:43a 2.5 12:09p 0.2 5:54p 1.9 11:54p 0.0 6:32a 2.5 12:55p 0.1 6:42p 2.0 12:43a -0.1 7:14a 2.6 1:34p 0.0 7:25p 2.1 -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:26a -0.1 7:52a 2.6 2:10p 0.0 8:04p 2.2 2:07a -0.1 8:26a 2.6 2:44p 0.0 8:41p 2.3 2:46a -0.1 8:59a 2.6 3:15p 0.0 9:15p 2.4 3:23a 0.0 9:30a 2.5 3:45p 0.0 9:49p 2.4 3:59a 0.0 10:03a 2.4 4:14p 0.0 10:22p 2.4 4:36a 0.1 10:36a 2.3 4:45p 0.1 10:56p 2.5 5:15a 0.2 11:12a 2.2 5:19p 0.1 11:35p 2.5 -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:59a 0.3 11:52a 2.1 5:58p 0.2 12:21a 2.4 6:51a 0.4 12:41p 2.0 6:46p 0.2 1:16a 2.5 7:54a 0.5 1:39p 1.9 7:45p 0.2 2:21a 2.5 9:04a 0.4 2:46p 1.9 8:52p 0.1 3:32a 2.6 10:14a 0.3 3:57p 2.0 10:03p 0.0 4:40a 2.7 11:16a 0.1 5:04p 2.2 11:10p -0.2 5:42a 2.9 12:12p -0.1 6:05p 2.4 -1.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:12a -0.4 6:38a 3.0 1:02p -0.3 7:00p 2.7 1:10a -0.5 7:30a 3.1 1:49p -0.5 7:52p 2.9 2:05a -0.7 8:20a 3.1 2:34p -0.6 8:42p 3.1 Monthly High & Low High February 28, 8:20a 3.1 ft Low February 28, 2:05a -0.7 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows’ by Nobeltec Corporation. (503) 579-1414 € www.tides.com Tide North Bar ChannelFebruary 2006 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats

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January 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage • Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina • Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13’ 15’ 17’ Now AvailableCall for informationinto the night ending around 9 p.m. Children of all ages enjoyed games like the wheel-barrel and egg and spoon races, Christmas gifts and bouncing castle which provided hours of entertainment. Throughout the day many lucky winners won prizes such as a DVD player, 19-inch color television and stereo system which were raffled off. Ham and turkey with all the fixings were served along with hamburgers and hotdogs for the kids. The fun day was well attended, enjoyed by all and a great way for everyone to come together to celebrate the festive time of the year. CentralFrom Page 19 The wheelbarrel race was just one of the many games played by the girls and boys at the Family Fun Day at Spring City Park on December 30th. The first and second place winners received prizes. The FUn Day was sponsored by Gary Sawyer of Man-O-War. By Robert Wilson, Publicity Chairman Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club Accessing healthcare services while visiting Abaco will be the subject of a seminar to be held at the marquee at Boat Harbour Marina on February 15th. The seminar is open to land-based visitors as well as visiting yachtsmen. The purpose of the seminar is to bring public attention to the available medicalSeminar Will Discuss Abaco’s Medical Servicesresources and services and how to access those services while on Abaco. The event is being sponsored by the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club, the Marsh Harbour Marina and Yacht Club, Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour, the Ministry of Tourism and The Abaconian newspaper. Interested parties should mark their calendars now. Additional announcements will be forthcoming.Support Citizens Against Crime

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Page 22 The Abaconian January 15, 2006Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseIsland-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053Grand CayRosie’s Place352-5458Green Turtle CayIsland Properties +34 hse365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties +30365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Donna Sands +12 hse365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott365-5106 Harbour View Haven365-5028 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Sea Shore Villas365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop +53 hse366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm366 0095 Hope T Hideaways +63 hse366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages +3 hse366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas366-0065 Tanny Key +43 hse366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121Hotels and House Rental AgentsMan-O-WarIsland Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 Schooner’s Landing 5 condos365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse367-2719 Alesia’s 3 rms367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms367-4000 D’s Guest House6 rms 3367-3980 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic367-2227Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm365-8111 Island Dreams + 45 hse365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms365-8801Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Informationhttp://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.abacos.com http://www.go-abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses Rev. 29 Aug 05 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 TRIPDaily Service Marsh Harbour Melbourne Treasure Cay Orlando Intl. Daytona Beach Jacksonville By Jennifer Hudson The students of Every Child Counts School were delighted when, on January 6, the American Ambassador, Mr John Rood, visited them. He was conducted on a tour of the school by Principal, Mrs Lynn Major, who showed him each class in session. Whilst the younger students were a little shy, the older students were very forthcoming and enjoyed interacting with him. Mrs. Major assured him that the little ones were not usually that quiet and Ms. Melanie’s class of four year olds obliged him with a Touch song and ABC song in which he happily joined, delighting the little ones. Emily, a dear little girl with Down’s Syndrome, gave him so many hugs it made his day. Mr Rood told the children that he loves coming to Marsh Harbour whenever he can and said that he had heard about the school from U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, who spoke very highly of the school and asked him to come by. His message to all the children was, “Reading is a gift to you to open up the door to the world.” He encouraged all the children to read as much as possible telling them that he himself loves to read. In Nassau he goes to schools every week and reads to the students; his favourite book to read to them is the story of Martin Luther King. The older classes sat attentively in their desks while Mr. Rood spoke to them and then invited questions. There was a great rapport between the Ambassador and the students as he answered their questions such as “How long have you been here?” “What do you do?” “Is your house bigger than the White House?” “Did you ever meet President Bush?” “What did you do for fun?” A group of older boys was in the kitchen helping to dry dishes under the guidance of their very patient teacher Mrs. Davies, who teaches other life skills such as cleaning and cooking. These young men greatly enjoyed having their photograph taken with Mr Rood, who told them that his wife is still trying to teach him those same skills. The oldest students in Mr. Mars class confidently introduced themselves and then presented Mr. Rood with a gift of cards designed by a student at the school and information about the school. Mr. Rood expressed admiration for the dedication of the teachers and the excellent work they are doing with the children whom he found to be very impressive and well behaved with an enthusiasm for learning. He noted the school’s need of financial assistance and vowed to try and help via private donors. After touring the facility, Mr. Rood was taken to see the new classroom block now under construction. This is to be a twostorey building which will house three classrooms as the school is not able to accept any additional students until more classroom space is available. The commencement of construction on this new block was made possible by a very sizeable donation from a benefactor of the school who wishes to remain anonymous and a donation from a gentleman and his wife who also toured the facility along with Mr. Rood. Principal, Mrs. Major, says that she is relying on faith for funds to complete the building. Michael Adams and his wife, Anyes, two American artists who arrived to take up residence in Guana Cay two months ago, enjoyed observing the students towards whose education they have donated money and stated that their desire is to make a difference on Abaco by contributing as much as they can. They selected the Every Child Counts School as they had heard such good things about its work with these special young people. Mr. Adams offered to assist any students who show talent and are especially interested and in painting or pottery. Mr. Mars stated that there are, in fact, several students who show artistic talent and one student who is currently an intern with sculptor Donny Woods. In a brief press interview after his visit Mr Rood highlighted some of his embassy’s achievements during his tenure such as work with hurricane relief, narcotics, immigration and HIV aids and stressed his goal of trying to build an atmosphere of mutual respect between our two countries since The Bahamas and United States share many common values which he is trying to build upon. He reiterated his emphasis on reading initiatives of which he has been an advocate all his life. “Without literacy,” he said,” one is doomed to a life of labour but literacy will open doors to any job.” Mr. Rood is concerned about the instability in Haiti and the large number of Haitians fleeing their country. He felt that thereUS Ambassador Visits Every Child Countswas much room for cooperation between The Bahamas and the United States in finding ways to stem the problem. These would probably include assistance to help secure stability in Haiti and improve the economic situation there. Ambassador Rood spoke to the students in each classroom of Every Child Counts emphasizing the importance of reading. He and the Embassy staff visit classrooms in Nassau regularly reading to the students there.

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January 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 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 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 www.abacochamber.org Abaco area code 242 unless listed otherwise Please bring errors & corrections to our attention Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteersFire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Cooper‘s Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................Rev 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 Lau d.......... 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 Lauderdale.......... ........... 954-359-0292 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air........................... ................ ............. ...... 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov’t dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer’s Market..........$10 + $2 Gov’t Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta ......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City............................. .................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Poin t........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally’s & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................$ 3 each Solomon’s Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov’t dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free • Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective July 2004Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$18 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$12 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock.....................................$6 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$16 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$20 + $5 Sand Banks............................................................$22 + $5 Joe’s Creek.............................................................$40 + $6 Black Wood............................................................$16 + $5 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town...................................$35 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$50 + $5 Wood Cay...............................................................$55 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $60 + $5 Fox Town................................................................$65 + $5 Crown Have n..........................................................$70 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$70 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $60 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry or Blue Hole ...............$14 + $ 6 T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles.................................$20 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek ........................................$30 + $6 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$14 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club.................................$6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $70 + $10 Points of InterestAlbert Lowe Museum...........................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibitsGreen Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden.............. Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum............Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station...............................Hope Town Walk to & swin onMermaid Reef off M Harbour Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road Open Nights OnlyTo Abaco by land and sea from Florida • Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) 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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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 2, JANUARY 15th, 2006 Holidays Were Highlighted by JunkanooGreen Turtle Cay’s Annual Rush Draws CrowdsDump May Stay Until FallNoxious fumes and smoke from the Central Abaco dump were a constant irritant to Central Pines residents over the three weeks of the Christmas holidays. This was the main topic for those homeowners who met on January 10 at the Central Abaco Primary School for their monthly meeting. Trash fires are burned at the dump most days, and there was no escape from the thick acrid smoke. Complaints to various authorities were unsuccessful as each person in authority pointed to someone else. The final discouraging word was that the dump may remain there until late fall or winter. Ms. Green of Environmental Health thought the new solid waste landfill might be operational by August while Mr. Cubel Davis, Chief Councillor for Central Abaco, thought December was a more likely date. Central Pines residents were unanimous in wanting the fires stopped to eliminate the smoke. They felt let down by government which built the subdivision across Please see Dump Page 17 Abaco realtor Anne Albury of Treasure Cay, Deputy Chairman of the Abaco Chapter of the Bahamas Real Estate Association, presented Capt. Leonard Thompson with a plaque acknowledging his contribution to the early development of Abaco. Capt. Thompson addressed the group, detailing the history of the Treasure Cay Resort. See story on page 2. January 1st is the traditional day for the Green Turtle Cay Junkanoo Group to perform on the streets of New Plymouth. This year the parade was on January 2, the official holiday. Their colorful costumes were glittering in the bright sunlight as the parade is held mid-afternoon. The event annually attracts hundreds of visitors to the small community. The narrow streets and picket fenc es keep the dancers and observers tightly packed in. The costumes of the dancers were particularly artistic and elaborate this yea r attesting to many hours of work to create them. Their group included many younger dancers and music makers.Developer Tells His StoryBy Mirella Santillo As early as 6 a.m. on December 14th a group of dedicated bird watchers met at the “Y,” one of the entrances of the Abaco National Park, forty miles south of Marsh Harbour, to perform the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count for Abaco. This year, because the count fell on a week day, there were only four teams, about 12 people all together, each armed with binoculars and one telescope per group, ready to spend a day in the wilderness, not only to record the number of birds, but in the hope sighting a rare species. The weather could not have been more perfect, mild and sunny, very comfortable for a day of driving and walking in the forest. It must have been also perfect for the birds, for plenty of them were sighted including many loud parrots and such rarity as a shy Key West Quail-Dove that took off in front of us in a flash of rufus. After covering their designated areasAnnual Bird Count Is Taken Please see Bird Count Page 8Central Abaco Held Junkanoo Competition Central Abaco rang with the sound of cowbells and drums as the rush of four Junaknoo groups competed for first place. This costume is a stinging insect, the theme of the Spring City Stingers. By Mirella Santillo Four groups participated in the December 26th Junkanoo Parade in Marsh Harbour: The Spring City Rockers, the Spring City Stingers, the Dundas Town Supreme Dancers and the Murphy Town Motown Shockers. The Green Turtle Cay Rockers cancelled as the event was too close to their annual New Year’s Day Parade. For the second year in a row, the first place went to the Spring City Rockers. Second place went to the Spring City Stingers, third went to the Supreme Dancers and the last, to the Mo-Town Shockers In spite of a very cold temperature that evening, a large crowd had assembled in front of Dove Plaza as early as 7 p.m, clad in sweat shirts and parPlease see Junkanoo Page 14

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Page 2 B The Abaconian January 15, 2006BREA Hears from Early Abaco Developer This 1963 aerial view of Treasure Cay shows the hotel, dredged channel and marina area. The original hotel burned in December 1960, shortly before it was scheduled to open. This is the second hotel to be built on the site. Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties • New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 • Fax 242-366-0434 On December 14th the Abaco Chapter of the Bahamas Real Estate Association held a Christmas luncheon in Treasure Cay at the Spinnaker Restaurant. The meeting was well attended and the guest speaker was Capt. Leonard Thompson who was introduced by Anne Albury, Deputy Chairman of the Association. The setting and speaker were quite appropriate as Capt. Leonard (or Cap as he is fondly known by many) was the original developer of Treasure Cay. Mrs. Albury established the history by referring to the data from Prof. Steve Dodge, who indicates the original name to be Lovel Island, then Sand Banks and now Treasure Cay. The 1783 landing place and first settlement of the Loyalists is actually near the north end of Treasure Cay Beach and is known as Carleton. Capt. Leonard in less than a half hour gave a very informative presentation on his first sighting of Sand Banks during a flight in 1945 and his dream of developing it. He had many obstacles including financial and political when he started bringing his dream to reality in the late 1950s. Eventually he moved from Treasure Cay but not before creating a subdivision and resort including a hotel, marina and golf course. This gentleman, now in his eighties, has so many memories of the “good old days.” He served his country during the war as a pilot, was involved in commercial aviation in the Bahamas, served as a Member of Parliament, the developer Treasure Cay, then the Great Abaco Beach Hotel and Boat Harbour Marina, now Abaco Beach Resort. All of this and he was always a family man with his wife Mary by his side with their six children. The group was intrigued to hear of his experience as a Bahamian developer and applauded him on his drive and determination when he had to work against many odds. Capt. Leonard was presented with a certificate from the Abaco chapter of BREA which read as follows: The Abaco Chapter of the Bahamas Real Estate Association hereby recognizes and salutes Captain Leonard M. Thompson as a Bahamian son for his vision in planning and developing the Resort Subdivision of Treasure Cay as well as his numerous contributions through the years in serving his country, especially his beloved Abaco and its people. The wording sums it up but to learn more about this Bahamian Legend we highly recommend reading the autobiography of Captain Leonard. A resident of Treasure Cay did not realize that his crime would be noticed by a very observant person. He broke into a house in Treasure Cay and stole the keys to the owner’s vehicle. He was taking the vehicle each night, returning it later that night which he did at least three times. However, another resident of Treasure Cay noticed new tire tracks on the ground each morning and reported it to the police. The man was arrested around 8:30 p.m. on October 13 as he was leaving Treasure Cay in the vehicle. He pled guilty to his crime in Magistrate’s Court in Marsh Harbour and was sentenced to 15 month in Fox Hill. He arrived in Nassau to begin his prison time just five days after his arrest. Alert Resident Leads to Burglar Arrest PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH BRI CRS CIPS BROKER (242) 357-8001peter@eradupuch.comDONNA REES DONNA REES DONNA REES DONNA REES DONNA REES 242-366-3088 (h) MARSH HARBOUR & OUTER CAYSjamesanddonna@ erabahamas.comwww.erabahamas.comJAMES REES JAMES REES JAMES REES JAMES REES JAMES REES Tel: 242-366-3088 MARSH HAROUR & NORTH & SOUTH ABACOjamesanddonna@ erabahamas.comP.O.Box AB-20340 P.O.Box AB-20340 P.O.Box AB-20340 P.O.Box AB-20340 P.O.Box AB-20340 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE or 367-0288 or 367-0288 or 367-0288 or 367-0288 or 367-0288 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289info@erabahamas.com info@erabahamas.com info@erabahamas.com info@erabahamas.com info@erabahamas.com DUPUCH REAL ESTATE 13359 CHEROKEE HOMECUTE 3 BEDROOM /1 BATH COTTAGE, IMMACULATELY KEPT & VERY COMFORTABLE OFFICEAT $166,000 TREASURE CAY TWO ADJACENT LOTS ON GOLF COURSE. PRICED AT $42,000 EACH .MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL ACREAGE. CALL FOR DETAILS LOTS AVAILABLE IN CASUARINA POINT AND BAHAMA PALM SHORES STARTING AT $25,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESBEACH LOT STARTING AT $110,00 REGATTA TIME SHARE FOR SALE STARTING AT $6,000 REGATTAS CONDO UNIT $290,000CHEROKEE HILLTOP 100’ ELEVATION, BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEW, 3 LOTS. STARTING AT $189,000. CHEROKEE SAND BAR LOTS STARTING AT $169,000. 13254 HARBOURFRONTON THE HARBOUR IN PELICAN SHORES, THIS ELEGANT, SPACIOUS, 5 BED,4.5 BATH HOME IS PERFECT FOR A FAMILY OR CORPORATE INVESTER. CALL FOR DETAILS.01/15/06 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. $2,455,000.SAND BAR LOTS $169,000. 2818 CASUARINA POINTSPACIOUS BEACH FRONT, 4 BED AND 4 BATH. GORGEOUS VIEW OF BAY AND ATLANTIC OCEANOFFERED AT $695,000 2840 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 $1,850 ,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 $189,000.RENTAL CASUARINA BEACHFRONT 2 BED 2 BATH @ $2,500 MONTH 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 CONTRACT www.erabahamas.com

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January 15, 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 LOVE” 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 ” 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 SHORES” 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 ROCK” 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 ESTATES” 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 HOME” 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 BEACHFRONT “SEAGRAPES” 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 WATER VIEWS “CROSSWINDS” 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 “CASA BELLA” Luxury 3 bed 3.5 bath home bordering white sand & 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 TILLOO CAY WATERFRONT “HUNKALOO” Beautiful waterfront property consists of 2 br. 2 ba home & a 1 br 1ba guest house. Tropical island foliage. Two plus acres that is Sea to Sea with protected docking on the Sea of Abaco. $995,000. #2724 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY WATER VIEWS “CLOUD NINE” Fractional ownership of 2 bed 2 bath cottage with lovely open floor plan. Located on Hope Town Point & two minute walk to beautiful white sand beach. $225,000. #2427 Kerry Sullivan: 242. 366.0163 BIMINI WATERFRONT “BIMINI BAY” Beachfront and brand new 3 bed 2 bath designer furnished home in resort community. Includes 60’ private dock slip. US$1,890,000. #3086 Virginia Damianos, 242.359.0145 TILLOO CAY WATERFRONT “TILLOO DREAM” Two parcels, 1 acre on the Sea of Abaco, & 1/3 acre with a 1 bed 1 bath cottage which has a spacious deck & access to the Atlantic Ocean with a shared dock. $597,000. #2723 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 SUGAR LOAF CAY WATERFRONT “Parrot Point” 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 TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT “SERENITY HOUSE” 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

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Page 4 B The Abaconian January 15, 2006 Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAILParadise Announces New Abaco RealtorParadise Real Estate Limited is proud to announce the newest member of our real estate family in Marsh Harbour, Ms. Donna Darville. Donna has enjoyed a diverse background of work experience, excelling in the insurance industry as an assistant underwriter and further with a leading retailer. She was promoted to Store Manager and relocated to Marsh Harbour where she consistently grew the company’s bottom line year after year. Her commitment to excellence and customer service, as well as her experience in real estate sales and rentals, has led her to become an welcomed part of the Paradise Real Estate team. Her warm and friendly personality, coupled with her commitment to customer satisfaction will continue to be an asset to the Bahamas real estate industry. To enjoy a truly rewarding real estate experience, whether buying, selling or renting, contact Donna at the Paradise Real Estate Marsh Harbour office at 242-367SOLD (7653) or at donna@paradisebahamas.com.Damianos Represents Prestigious FirmIn July Damianos Realty was awarded exclusive master franchise rights for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand for the Bahamas. The company has five offices in The Bahamas. George Damianos and Virginia DamianosPremock, owners of the firm, will operate four offices as Damianos Sothebv’s International Realty, and a fifth office as Lyford Cay Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “Joining the Sotheby’s laternational Realty network allows us to take our client service to an even higher level,” Mr. Damianos said. “In addition to the prestigious name, we can provide greater global exposure for our Bahamian property listings, thus securing the best possible value for our clients.. Being connected to such a strong and powerful real estate network is a tremendous benefit to our firm and, most importantly, to our clients. The properties listed by these offices will be marketed to a worldwide audience.” The firm was established in 1945 and specializes in the finest luxury properties the Bahamas has to offer, including waterfront estates, beach front condominiums, private islands and vacation homes. Damianos Sotheby’s’ International Realty has three offices in the Family Islands Marsh Harbour and Hope Town on Abaco and one on Eleuthera. Damianos vice president Virginia Damianos-Premock said, “A common misconception is that Sotheby’s International Realty brokerages handle only multi-million dollar properties. However, the mission of Sotheby’s International Realty is to provide unparalleled knowledge and service to all clients, regardless of price range.” One of Damianos’s top agents is Kerry Sullivan, Estate Agent, in Hope Town. Kerry Sullivan is recognized as the outstanding specialist for Hope Town and Elbow Cay. Kerry joined Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty in 2002 and has consistently held her status as a top producer among her company and colleagues. While attending u niversity in Canada, Kerry’s love for music and talent as a singer led her to perform internationally which helped to finance her through college. After graduation Kerry worked in sales and marketing for a Canadian company, moving on to become an account executive, then an ad advertising representative for print in conjunction with a Canada firm. In 1997 Kerry made a life altering decision by accepting a position in sales and marketing with a local internet company. A year later she met her future husband, Todd Cash, President of Abaco Construction Ltd. Todd’s sharing of knowledge in the construction industry has been extremely valuable and a contributor to Kerry’s overall success as a top producing realtor. Real Estate News Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250

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January 15, 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 15, 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. 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. EXCLUSIVE NEW PRICE $175,000 Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed downstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. EXCLUSIVE $290,000 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 lots available on Pelican Shores with beautiful views. 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 Explore the Golden Reef and find a delightful array of resortwear fashions, Abaco Gold jewellery and other fine gold jewellery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 National Debate Declares a WinnerBy Samantha Evans On January 5th the National Debate for the Abaco District was held at the Learning Resources Center. The two schools competing for the chance to represent Abaco in Nassau were Forest Heights Academy and S.C. Bootle High School. The topic being debate was Should school uniforms be abolished? School NewsThe debate got underway with a bang as S.C. Bootle presented as the opposing team. Some of the reasons given for schools wearing uniforms were: economical for parents, keeps schools safe by being able to identify students, limits choices for students and teaches them discipline. Forest Heights quickly sought to squash the opposition by presenting their reasons for abolishing uniforms. Some reasons given were: they are hideous, they make some students look like prisoners (stripes), Abaco Central High School students went on field trips during the Abaco Science Conference and enjoyed participating in the activites. They saw Abaco parrots, visited caves, saw bats, went to Hole-in-the-Wall, saw a fossilized crocodile skull recovered from a blue hole and explored a creek blocked by a causeway. Here the group is in a cave at Hole-inthe-Wall. they take away the freedom of choice and they do not consider the attire of other religious beliefs (ie. Muslims, Rastas). The rebuttal was fierce as each team realized the need to solidify its victory. However, only one school could win. S.C. Bootle ended up winning the debate with 1079 points. Forest Heights was close behind with 1029 points. The coordinator for this event was Mrs. Felamease Sawyer from the Department of Education, Marsh Harbour Office who praised the students for a job well done. She thanked the coaches for taking up the challenge and preparing the students. She encouraged S.C. Bootle to begin preparing for the National Debate in Nassau where they will go up against Cat Island. She stressed to them that we can not let Cat Island win again. Abaco must bring the victory home this time. Considering the talent in the room, S.C. Bootle has a good chance to win. The debate will be held in Nassau on January 20th, 2006. Both schools were critiqued by the four judges who gave individual as well as group strengthens and weaknesses. The students received certificates at the end of the debate.Abaco Central HighStudents Attend Science Alliance ConferenceBy Mirella Santillo A group of students from Abaco Central High School attended the three day Science Alliance Conference sponsored by Friends of the Environment from January 6th to January 9th. Thirty-five students attended the classroom session on Friday, while about half of them showed up for the Saturday lectures and the following field trips, which also took place on Sunday. Accompanied by Ms. Michelle Bailey, head of the science department on Saturday and by Mrs. Janet Wedgewood, a chemistry teacher, on Sunday, the group discovered parts of Abaco that they had not seen before. Four 11th graders, Matthew Wedgewood, Jonathan Simms, Andre Please see School Page 8

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January 15, 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 15, 2006 Singh, Juan Armbrister, and seven 12th graders, Javal Thompson, who studies biophysics and chemistry, Thomassina Stuart, who wants to be a teacher, Samantha Pinder, a future law student, Belinda Jacob, hoping to become a nurse, Andra Johnson, interested in law and twins Lunique and Lathera Lightbourn, all roughed it up in the back of pick up trucks for the trip to Sawmill Sink on Saturday and Hole-in-the-Wall the following day. They walked to the lighthouse, made their way down the narrow path overgrown with gnarled sea grapes to the cliff that held the blue hole and went down the ladder leading to the caves in hope of seeing a bat colony. Most of them were not prepared for the surprise discovery of another crocodile fossil at the Sawmill Sink and for all except for Lathera who was awed by the Hole-in-the-Wall, witnessing the recovery of the fossil, was the highlight of the field trip. On the way to the lighthouse, the convoy of trucks carrying the participants passed through several flocks of parrots, screeching and eating pine cones, unaware of the enthralled spectators inspecting them through binoculars or trying to take photographs. For some of the young people, it was the first time they had ever seen a Bahama parrot. Even though hardly any of them are interested in botany, paleontology or ornithology, all agree that they had a good time and were happy they went. SchoolFrom Page 6 ranging from northeast of the Y, southeast to Hole-in-the-Wall, south to The Crossing and west to Sandy Point, the four teams met back at the starting point at 4 p.m. to drive together to Sandy Point, where the counts were tallied and officially recorded while enjoying drinks and a well deserved dinner of lobster, fish or chicken at Nancy’s. There in the sunset, many more birds were seen: seagulls, cormorant and turnstones, not part of the count, but a graceful sight against the bright Abaco sunset. All together 87 different species were recorded and a total of 2,250 birds were sighted in the National Park on December 14th. “Far and away, the most successful count ever recorded on Abaco,” comBird CountFrom Page 1 mented Dr. Bracey, who is anxious to have more local birders become involved. The bird watchers had come from many different places to participate in the event. Some came from faraway places: from Maryland Mr. Niles Primrose, a frequent visitor to Little Harbour, who has a degree on water fowl study and used to conduct the Audubon count in Maryland; from Atlanta, Georgia., Mr. Bruce Hallett, a noted bird photographer, who is in the process of releasing a book Birds of The Bahamas ; from Inglewood, Florida, Mr. and Mrs. Duch, new to the Abaco project who will also participate in the Freeport and Nassau counts; Mr. Tony White, on the Bahamas National Trust Board of Directors and author of A birder’s guide to The Bahamas ; Mr. Lionel Levine, Ms. Denny Moore and Mr. Paul Dean who all came from Nassau. Locally we had the company of Dr. Elwood Bracey from Treasure Cay, the Chairman of this year’s Abaco bird count, and Mr. and Mrs. Ball from Little Harbour. One of the participants, Mr. Paul Dean, is one of The Bahamas’ most noted birder, (he was the first to spot the Kirtland’s Warbler on Abaco). He offers bird watching tours in Nassau and trained several individuals in bird watching on Inagua, Andros and Abaco in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism, to have them conduct guided tours on these islands. He hopes that one day young people will become more interested in that profession so they can share the richness of their country’s environments with many visitors. Most of the watchers were flying the following morning to Freeport for the Grand Bahama count which was to take place on December 16th, then on to Nassau on Saturday, for the New Providence count which took place on Sunday the 18th. The bird counters ended the day at Nancy’s Restaurant in Sandy Point. Dr. Bracey from Treasure Cay was one of the organizers and is seen here in the foreground tallying up the sightings. Sitting across from him are Bob and Allison Ball from Little Harbour.Abaco Participated in Audubon Bird Count Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerel’s Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort

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January 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 B By Jennifer Hudson Now that the “busyness” of the Christmas season is over, merchants, hoteliers and airlines have time to look back over the fruits of the season. All of the major airlines and charter companies contacted had recorded large amount of traffic during the Christmas season and extending well into the New Year with all flights coming in full. American Airlines was fully booked until after January 9, 2006. Some passengers travelling to Abaco on Christmas Day experienced delays owing to the extremely bad weather that day. One of Continental Airlines flights came in late as the plane was unable to land for some time owing to the torrential rain. One American Airlines flight, on arrival at Marsh Harbour from Miami, was unable to land at all and had to return to Miami with its passengers. Bahamasair was unaffected since it is the policy of that airline not to fly on Christmas Day. Vintage Props and Jets felt that this Christmas they were busier even than last year with six flights a day over the Christmas season with their 19 seater coming in twice a day in addition to all their nineseater flights. Yellow Air Taxi had eight flights in on Boxing Day and at least three on all other days and felt that they had also been busier this year than last. Abaco Air reported laying on several charter flights in addition to their regular scheduled flights while Cherokee Air stated that they had been “busier than busy.” Hotel owners did not record full occupancy over Christmas but were expecting a large influx of guests in time for the New Year. Abaco Inn, Hope Town Harbour Lodge and the Great Abaco Beach Hotel were all expecting full occupancy for New Year. Mr. John Neophytou, general manager of the Abaco Beach Hotel, remarked that last year his hotel experienced a higher occupancy over Christmas due to the large number of insurance adjusters who were still resident there dealing with the aftermath of Hurricanes Jeanne and Francis. This Christmas, however, he felt that there were less tourists on Abaco in general since the majority of our tourists come from Florida and many areas of Florida were still trying to regroup afterBusiness Owners Look Backthe ravages of Hurricane Wilma. Some of the gift shops both in Marsh Harbour and Hope Town reported a drop in business over Christmas this year but expected things to pick up after Christmas as a greater influx of tourists for New Years has been the trend for quite some time. It certainly promised to be a happy and successful New Year for all involved in the business of tourism by the arrivals already evident in the days following Christmas. Support the Cancer SocietyDonate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop • Call 367-3744 for info 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 $1,550,000."Harbours Edge"(Ref #191) 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,500 s/f harbour front home, 90 of bulkhead for dock with 8+/depth, waterfront views though large glass doors, open kitchen, interior decor includes hand painted tropical mural, 2 car garage, 1/3 acre lot with privacy walls, Mediterranean style pool, fully furnished. Price: $1,265,000."Four Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #454) Luxurious fully furnished 4 bedroom, 3 bath two level waterfront condominium overlooking both Treasure Cay Marina and poolside. Large kitchen for entertaining, master suite overlooks marina with sitting area and balcony. Price $485,000."Brigantine Beach Condo"(Ref #369) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath bath townhouse with ocean views just steps from the beach, furnished, rental history $458,000.Canal Lot on Brigantine Bay(Ref #321) Oversized, cleared, 130' canal frontage, deep water $365,000."Two Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #454) 2 bedroom, 1 bath fully furnished, two level poolside unit within view of Treasure Cay Marina and just a 5 minute walk from the Treasure Cay Beach. Can be combined with listing #455 to make a 3 bed/2bath with open living area. Price $317,900."One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #455) 1 bed, 1 bath fully furnished ground floor poolside unit. Mariners Cove offers pool, tennis courts, laundry facilities, on site management, good rental potential. Price $200,000.Canal Lot PackageŽ(Ref #396) Two adjoining canal lots sold together as a package for a total of 20,000 +/sq. ft. on Galleon Bay Drive and 168+ of bulkhead, cleared, possible ocean views $275,000 each or $540,000. Residential Inland LotŽ(Ref #442) Choice residential lot on paved Flamingo Drive, located just one block from Ocean Blvd. 10,000 s/f & 80 on the road. All utilities are available at the property boundary, including TV & DSL. Price $45,000. We Exceed Client Expectations!www.abacoestateservices.comPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. Phone: (242) 365.8752Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS15th January, 2006

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Page 10 B The Abaconian January 15, 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 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 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. $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 cul-de-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 12 B The Abaconian January 15, 2006 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 Horizontal storage tanks Cone bottom Pick-up truck tanksLow profile tanks Vertical tanks POLYETHYLENE TANKS Also: pumps, bladders, softeners, RO systems, desalinators, DI systems, filters, etc. .• Resilient Won’t crack UV stabilized Better than F G No bad smell No bad taste Inexpensive Ships easily Many sizes Many Shapes Lots in stock Bulkhead fittings installed Distributors wantedADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INC. Indian Harbour Beach, FL Ph: 321-777-4909 Fax 321-773-8338 E-mail: info@advancedwater.com For prices call or E-mail NOW 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: Marsh Harbour Office 367-SOLD (7653) Hope Town Office 375-8655 www.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.Beach front South Abaco Exclusive 2 lots 100’ x 140’ ea. $120,000 each Donna Darville Sales Agent Ph/Fax 367-SOLD (7653) donna@paradisebahamas.com A woman living in the Mud was arrested on December 12 and later released on bail for keeping an unlicensed shop. Confiscated were 15 cases of sodas, eight cases of Sonda juice, 10 cases of Mystic beverage, three cases of Gatorade, eight boxes of Roma detergent and two large bags of clothing and shoes. Six young men were arrested for gambling in a public place just before midnight on December 22. Three of the men were from Dundas Town, two were from Marsh Harbour and one was from Nassau. A resident of Moore’s Island had his house broken into during the night of December 22. Stolen were four cartons of cigarettes, one bottle of Compari, one bottle of Mr. Boston and a package of meat. A Cooper’s Town man was arrested on December 24 for using abusive language the previous day. At sundown on December 23 an Isuzu Rodeo SUV ran off the highway outside Sandy Point near the airstrip. Dead at the scene were Chantell Reckley and Maxine Swain, both of Dundas Town. The driver and her four-year-old daughter were treated in the Sandy Point clinic, then air-lifted to Nassau for further treatment. A four-yearold girl was treated and released. The Marsh Harbour Service Station was broken into during the night of December 24 or the next day. Stolen was a $60 toolbox. A resident of Hard Bargain, Moore’s Island, was hit in the head by a beer bottle during a fight at a local bar about 10 pm on December 26. A Murphy Town man was arrested on December 27 for shop breaking, stealing and receiving when found at a local bar there with $2850 worth of amplifiers, speakers and other sound equipment. The items had been reported stolen on December 4. A woman living in the Mud reported being beaten about her body with a hammer by her boyfriend who came home drunk about 9 p.m. on December 27. Her boyfriend was arrested about noon the next day. A resident of Pigeon Peas in Marsh Harbour was shot at while in the Sea Grape area of the Mud. This happened about 8:30 p.m. on January 2 by someone he identified.Police Crime Report By Jennifer Hudson On December 12 more than 200 people gathered at the Port Authority for an auction of unclaimed goods being held by the Customs Department. According to the Customs Management Act, goods remaining uncleared over a three-month period are eligible for auction. Normally these auctions are held once a year rather than every three months in order to allow people ample time to clear their merchandise. This, however, was the first such auction in Abaco for many years. It was an open auction which allowed the right to retain a reserve price or to reject all bids. The auctioneer is always appointed by the Minister of Finance. Monies raised are used to pay Customs charges including duty, stamp tax and storage charges. Once these charges have been covered, shipping companies have the right to file a claim on any residue. Beyond that owners can apply, though by this time there is not usually much left. Prior to the auction, a list of items is prepared at Customs and brokers are invited to view the lists with the right to clear any merchandise right up until the night before the auction. A large variety of goods was auctioned including 15 used cars, two boats, trailers, appliances, furniture, paint, auto parts, lumber, building materials, used engines, a bicycle, a satellite dish and even a Jacuzzi and two dental chairs. There was much excitement at this very competitive auction at which 99 percent of the merchandise was sold. People went home very happy with some extremely good buys and are already asking when the next auction will be.Customs Auctioned Unclaimed Goods Road Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

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January 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 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 COMMERCIAL DOCKSPRIVATE DOCKSSEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONBOAT LIFTSDOCK 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 Business NewsBy Portia Jonsson Marsh Harbour continues to consolidate its status as the commercial center of Abaco as more and more retail outlets and businesses open. The latest are Kids Will Be Kids Daycare, Gas Suppliers Limited and High Profile Beauty Salon. As the population of Abaco continues to grow so does the demand for more schools, learning centers and daycare facilities. Kids Will Be Kids Daycarehas opened its doors to help meet the need. Located behind the Memorial Plaza in the white and green trimmed house, the center cares for children ages 5 months to 4 years and after-schoolers ages 5 to 6. Kids Will Be Kids is fully air-conditioned with a fenced in playground and large playroom for children to enjoy toys, games and books. Rates are $5 hourly, $20 daily, $80 weekly (Monday through Friday) and $10 for after school care (3 p.m.-5 p.m.) This daycare has been the dream of Ms. Alanna Thompson for a long time seeing a need to accommodate working parents and mothers who need to run errands. For more information and an application form please call Alanna at 367-2583. High Profile Beauty Salon located in the B&L Plaza and owned and operated by International Stylist and Certified Cosmetologist and Barber, Ms. Malissa Parker, opened for business on November 10th last year. Ms. Parker, a hometown girl from Fox Town, has been a stylist for 15 years having worked in Orlando, Bermuda and Nassau as a Senior and VIP Stylist. High Profile’s main focus is hair care and specializes in relaxers, treatments, highlights, cuts, pinups, finger waves, braiding and ponytails using the complete line of Mizani products, specially formulated for women of color. Salon hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m.5 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.5 p.m. Earlier and later appointments are available and appointments are preferable but walk-ins are welcomed. Give them a call today at 367-0377. Located on East Bay Street next to Wally’s Restaurant is Gas Suppliers Limited specializing in propane gas sales, installation and the repair of stoves and grills. Business hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.2 p.m. Gas Suppliers, managed by Mr. Justin Kemp with over 17 years in this field, carries gas tanks in standard sizes, 20 pound and 100 pound, and provides service and delivery, free of charge, to North Abaco. Telephone them at 3670382 or fax 367-0383. Recycle Aluminum CansBins Located at Abaco Shopping Centre East of Solomon’s

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Page 14 B The Abaconian January 15, 2006 B & D MarineAbaco’s Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products• Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items• At the Traffic Light • P.O. Box AB 20461 • Marsh Harbour • Abaco • Tel: 242-367-2622 • Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKI SUZUKI SUZUKI SUZUKI SUZUKIkas. Some gathered around the fires that had been lit to tighten the drums heads while the participants were getting ready. They waited patiently until 8:30 for the new group from Spring City, the Stingers, to initiate the show. The Stingers, led by Roger Delancy and Charles Taylor, broke from the Spring City Rockers in October to form their own group. Mr. Delancy explained that he had been one of the founders of the Spring City Rockers. He thought it was time now to go on his own, follow his inspiration JunkanooFrom Page 1 and get recognition for his creativity. On that night they comprised approximately 20 people of all ages wearing bright costumes representing animals with stingers. The very intricate and colorful banner was composed of bees and bumble bees on flowers, illustrating the theme of Just a Sting ” followed by men dressed in scorpion and crab costumes dotted of huge stingers. Other participants danced around, flapping large wings. They took their time rushing on Don MacKay Boulevard and put on quite a good performance. The Spring City Rockers followed with an amusement castle as their banner, announcing the theme Everyone have fun tonight Seventeen dancers dressed in playing cards, and others illustrating fun activities paraded on the street, backed up by a 31 member band. Cowbells, drums and horns blasted music and rhythm as they made their way along the street where they went on playing. They would not have stopped playing if it was not time for the Supreme Dancers to make their appearance. The Dundas Town group had chosen Christianity as their theme. The banner in blue and white, represented a Bible under a large cross, open to a scripture about the death of Christ. Rushers wore hats resembling bishops’ tiaras. The small group put on a good show. Very young children were part of the group, even a six-year-old drummer, Julius Thompson, who gave it his best. Last came the acclaimed group from Murphy Town, the Mo-Town Shockers. Their music could be heard resounding from one end of the street to the other. They played various popular songs to the rhythm of Junkanoo. Their musical performance was impressive, unfortunately downplayed by the lack of costumes. The only pasted item was the banner, showing an assortment of fish. Fish of the Sea was the theme. It was finally time for the four judges, Ms. Joyce Riviere, Ms. Barbara Johnson, Mr. Cyril Bethel and Mr. Roy Adams to render their verdict. Mr. William Anthony Davis, leader of the Junkanoo Committee, commented. “There was a slight improvement on participation over last year. It was an OK performance,” he said. With organization and timeliness it will be improved.” He mentioned to possibly having “to penalized the late comers to keep the parade within the scheduled time.” He is hoping that a conclave of the committee members at the beginning of 2006 will help motivate the participants into starting their preparation at an earlier date. Junkanoo Pleases the CrowdsCentral Abaco residents and visitors look forward to the annual rush of Junaknoo groups during the holiday period. This is part of the Spring City Rockers’ group which had the theme Everyone Have Fun Tonight 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 CONTRACT

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January 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B 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.comWINDWARD 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 “Pilot House” special unique location with a commanding, enviable view of the Sea of Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/ frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths, large living/ dinning/ open kitchen; lower level 1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat garage. $1,230,000 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. 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 1 Lower unit 2 bed / 2 bath, 15’ wide boat slip, includes car. Newly decroated. MUST SEE $430,500 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 • Ocean front properties Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. Sand Piper Beach Sunrise Point 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 $742,500 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 BRIGANTINE 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 SOLD UNDER CONTRACT SOLDChandell Isabell Antionette Reckely 22, of Marsh Harbour died in an automobile accident on December 23. Her funeral service was held on December 31 at the Dundas Town Church of God with Bishop Anthony Campbell officiating assisted by Pastor Jerry Cornish. Iinterment was in the public cemetery in Marsh Harbour. She is survived by her mother Lovely; father Bradley; sister Cornelia; brother Anwar; adopted sister Elizabeth; grandfathers George Reckley and George Russell; step-grandmothers Barbara and Patriece; nieces Shawnelia, Lannekka and Chelsea; nephews K’Nahj, Chelshanno and Rahshad; adopted niece Brittany; adopted nephew Uriel Jr; aunts Dianna, Miquelle, Gretal, Nadine, Jackie, Martha, Rosemary, Pleasant, Donna, Bridget, Kim, Julie and Precious; uncles Joel, Wayne, Gilbert, Kevin, Randy, Willie, Dave, Brian, Wilfred, Micheal and Aaron; sister-in-law Lakeisha; brother-in-law Olando; god parents Alice Smith, Iris Henchell and Beulah Rutherford; god children Max Nesbit Jr, Neko Jones, Sheena Thervil; cousins Wayne, Dwayne, Danielle, Keran, Ariel, Rashad, Joel Jr, Javon, Jaiden, Latoya, Henry Jr, Hendernique, Vanessa, Marlon, Cordell, Daniella, Joseph, Juliean, Blake, Chase, Davonte, Willlicia, Munchie, Vashati, Brandysha, Brenika and BJ; many grand aunts and uncles; and many other relatives and friends. Maxine Sarel Archer Swain, 18 years of Dundas Town, passed away on December 23 in an automobile accident. Her funeral was held on Jan 11 at the Dundas Town Church of God. Pastor Samuel Cornish officiated assisted by Pastor A.B. Lewis. Interment was in the Murphy Town Cemetery. She is survived by her father Cyril Archer; brothers Perez, Renaldo, Carl, Alex and Oscar; sisters Lisa and Renee; daughters Jessica and Lawanya; grandparents Bradford and Firstina Swain; great-grandparents Sam and Leonnah Rolle; aunts Sandra, Leonnah, Gaylean, Sharon, Edith, Lashawn, Patrice, Yvette and Judy; uncles Kevin, Carlos, Ronald, Terrance Kippling, Gregon, Jeffrey and Dirk; sisters-in-law Brenda and Marva Archer; godparents Lelan and Sheila Simms, Carmen and Ema; cousins Bruno, Stacey, Quincy, Veronica, Carlos Jr., Kadesha, Joshua, Nathan, Ryan, Lavardo, Vashti, Jennifer, Warren, Shaquilla, Valincia, Keatra, K-shawn, Ajen, Ronald Jr., Samantha, Reiko, Laterah, Bianca, Thomas, Dirk Jr., Tenia, Tamara, Davannah, Shogar, Oniesha, Shannon, Eustace, Wendell, Kode, Kiano, Alecia and Gabriel; nieces; nephews; grandaunts; granduncles; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Baby Omarion Marco Davis 7 weeks of Crossing Rock was held on January 7th at the Crossing Rock Cemetery. Rev. Napoleon Roberts officiated assisted by Rev. Mervin Burrows. He is survived by his mother Opal Russell; father Marco Davis; brother Marco Davis Jr.; grandparents Brenda Russell, Joan Bethel and Marcus Davis; great-grandmother Viola Parker; aunts Opal Dawkins, Joyclin, and Judymae Russell, Vangy Williams, Talmeta Russell and Robyn Smith; uncles Omal, Geon, Kirklin, Willie, Roscoe, Peter and Albert Russell Sr., Theophilus Williams, Mario and Marius Davis, Daniel Berber Jr., and Mario Coakley; cousins Thelisa, Terran and Vanique Williams, Albert Jr., Aljavon, Richae, Roesha and Tamia Russell, Neoshie Mckinney, Elsie Bain and Mario Coakley Jr.; grandaunts; granduncles; and many other relatives and friends.CorrectionWe regret that we had the wrong name for the second-home owner who passed away on Man-O-War. He was Charles “Todd” Robinson Lee. We apologize to the family.Obituaries of Family and Friends Drive SafelyDon’t Be an Abaco Fatality

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Page 16 B The Abaconian January 15, 2006 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 By Nancy Russell For this issue I want to give special thanks to a wife, mother, grandmother, business owner, Town Committee Chairman and Deputy Chief Councillor: Yvonne Key. Even with all of the above mentioned responsibilities, Yvonne finds time to give. She is up very early every morning to drive around the Marsh Harbour area to see what some of the town’s needs are and what progress has been made on jobs underway. Yvonne decided nine years ago to dedicate herself to the beautification of the Marsh Harbour town area. She started at the airport round-about which looks so wonderful now for all visitors and locals alike who go by that way. Most of the visitors who come to Abaco come from the airport and the round-about is one of the first sights they see. Yvonne is a master extraordinaire at organizing these projects, getting businesses to donate supplies and government to pay its share for clean-up and new plantings. For instance, the mulch for the airport round-about is donated by Standard Hardware twice a year for new plantings. The Rotary Club will plant and clean up the new round-about on Crockett Drive. Mr. Randy Key has adapted the Queen Elizabeth Drive roadway and will maintain the plants, keep the grass cut and pick up garbage that collects along the sides of the road. Yvonne would love for more residents of Marsh Harbour to join the Adopt-aHighway program, meaning the person or business who adopts a roadway would plant plants, keep the highway clean, the grass mowed and be responsible for a good looking roadway. Government can’t do it all. Nor can one person. If anyone is interested, contact Yvonne at 367-2243 between 6 and7 a.m.; she will be most grateful for any help. Yvonne has shown her dedication and concern for the town just look around and see. This is not easy for her. But she decided to do it, and she will follow it through and see that it will continue. Her devotion to this work is endless, time consuming and a constant work in progress. How she has time for family, business and friends is beyond me, but she does. For her devotion to this beautification project, she has earned this Kudos Award. For many jobs well done with more to come, we thank you for caring and for your unselfish concern for the people of Marsh Harbour.Kudos Kor Kudos Kor Kudos Kor Kudos Kor Kudos Kor ner ner ner ner ner By Samantha V. Evans An observant principal can see when the energy level in a teacher has lessened by noticing the changes in his attitude and by the lack of love for the job. Hence, the spunk has got up and gone! At this point, a one-on-one with that teacher is in order, and if handled properly, can make a world of difference in the teacher’s attitude. This lets the teacher know that the principal is concerned about him personally and about his contribution to the school. The principal can remind the teacher that even though the work load may be heavy and the stress level high, that educating the children is still our number one priority. If the teacher is burnt out, the principal can refer him to a support group for counseling (and support) or assign him to a mentor (a master teacher) to help him through this difficult period. To reduce teaching effectiveness amongst staff, a principal can put a few simple practices in place: 1) Give teachers a forum to voice their concerns, state their problems and make recommendations for the betterment of the school. 2) Take teachers concerns seriously and act upon them immediately. 3) Be an inspiration to teachers by offering words of encouragement and praise for a job well done. 4) Be an example to the teachers by first loving what you do and express it outwardly. Be enthusiastic! Have finesse! Enjoy your work! 5) Encourage creativity in the classroom. Once there is a strong and effective leadership team in place who cares about the well-being as well of the productivity of the staff, you will find that teachers will be more committed to the school and ensure that the students who pass through their doors learn.Improving the Morale of Teachers

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January 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 B You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper AB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO Well Done Drilling ServicesSpecializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842the highway from the dump but made no provision for moving the dump in a timely manner. They were dismayed that no one was prepared to give answers on the dump situation. Other concerns related to Cable Bahamas’ refusal to provide cable service to residents until a large enough number of homes are there for this service. Residents are working with the Town Planning Board to ensure that no more triplexes and larger units are constructed as the deed restrictions allow only duplexes and then only in some areas. One resident thought that there was provision DumpFrom Page 1 for commercial property for convenience stores and the like but was unclear where this might be. Packs of dogs are a growing problem with one person counting 45 dogs running loose. An effort will be made to contact the volunteer animal control groups in the area for help. The final complaint was about the utility companies digging up the roads but not repairing them when they finished making their connections. Plans were discussed for a major fund raising event this spring, perhaps on Easter Monday, as the association needs money for various projects in the subdivision. 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 SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALECasuarina Point 1/4 acre lot only 400’ from a gorgeous beach. $50,000 Call 366-3010 Cherokee 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 Leisure Lee Lovely home site with views of canal system and Sea of Abaco. For sale by owner. $75,000 Call 242-362-1021 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. PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE 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 Abaco acreage south of Treasure Cay S.C. Bootle Hwy to water at Hill Creek. 140’ x 1500’ Beautiful view of Treasure Cay & Guana Cay. Great potential. By owner $200,000 nett. Call 242-356-7848 or evenings 242-324-1328Tilloo 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 Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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Page 18 B The Abaconian January 15, 2006 Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 • Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 • Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar macy macy macy macy macyPrescriptions • Testing Beauty Supplies • Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 p.m. Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph/Fax 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. Business Service Directory Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 Amelia Airways, Inc.Based in South Florida Serving Florida, the Keys, The Bahamas and other destinations throughout the US and CaribbeanPhone # 954-491-4942 Fax# 954-489-9126Fly with Us on Your Schedule ________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantSpecializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207Financial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training 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: Chris 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 Portia Jonsson The importance of literacy has long been recognized: it underpins all educational achievement and is central to economic advance; it helps develop human potential and raises self-esteem. In a world of television, computers and video games, getting kids to enjoy reading may seem impossible. But as parents, we can interest youngsters in all that books offer if we choose the right ones – and read with our children. You do not have to have a house overflowing with books to give your children this kind of experience. The Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay Community Libraries are home to an abundance of books, plus many other valuable resources. One of the most exciting areas in the library is the children’s section, which offers a wide variety of children’s books and magazines. Keep in mind too, that a visit to the library can help enrich your life as an adult. Whether you are seeking information or just a “good read”, the library has a lot to offer. Several other communities have libraries with children’s books. Helping our children to enjoy reading is one of the most important things we can do as a parent and well worth the investment of our time and energy. Kids will learn reading skills in school, but often they come to associate reading with work, not pleasure. As a result, they lose their desire to read. And it is that desire – the curiosity and interest – that is the cornerstone to using reading and related skills successfully. By far the most effective way to encourage our children to love books and reading is to read aloud to them, and the earlier we start, the better. Even a baby of a few months can see pictures, listen to your voice and turn cardboard pages. Make this time together a special time when we hold our kids and share the pleasure of a story without the distractions of television or telephones. You may be surprised to find that a well-written children’s book is often as big a delight to you as it is to the kids. And do not stop taking the time to read aloud once your children have learned to read for themselves. At this stage, encourage them to read to you some of the time. This shared enjoyment will continue to strengthen your children’s interest and appreciation. Simply having books, magazines, and newspapers around your home will help children to view them as part of daily life. And your example of reading frequently and enjoying it will reinforce that view. While your children are still very small, it is a good idea to start a home library for them, even if it is just a shelf or two. How you handle books will eventually influence how your kids treat them. Children imitate, so if they see that you enjoy reading and treat book gently and with respect, it is likely that they will do the same.Getting Children Interested in ReadingIf your children are school-aged, keep in mind that the school library is an excellent source for a wide variety of materials. Encourage your kids to bring home books from their school library for pleasure as well as for their studies. It is never too late to try to get children to catch the reading bug. Two rules for getting kids to read: Early and Often.Terminal Needs Through LaneAll lanes are blocked in this photo taken at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. The right hand lane should remain open for traffic going to the two fixed base operators located beyond the terminal.

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January 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 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 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 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.SIRbahamas.com to learn more about our company or contact Mr. George Damianos at 242-362-4211 email: George.Damianos@SothebysRealtycom 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. Westerbeke Marine Generator 4.5 Kil at 60 HZ, includes sound proof cover, 1400 hours. Call 365-6444 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 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, 225 Ocean Runners, split console, 6-man life raft, Furuno depth recorder. REDUCED $14,500 Duty paid.Ph: 321-7954577 email: peter.zabinski@mina.com COMMERCIAL SERVICES EQUIPMENT FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 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 & BoatsYamaha 80cc motor bike with helmet and cover. Like new. $1000 Call 366-2135 91 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. 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 The Administrator’s Office Marsh Harbour, Abaco 7th November, 2005FORMATION OF MARSH HARBOUR MANAGEMENT BOARDFor years now, the volume of household garbage and its collection in the Marsh Harbour City and suburbs has become very challenging to manage due to short falls in the annual budgetary estimates. The collection, site management and having to assume additional responsibility for the disposal of solid waste from all the surrounding cays has further exacerbated the problem. In order to arrest this spiraling challenge at the behest of the office of the Administrator, the Marsh Harbour/ Spring City Town Committee has agreed to and formed the captioned. Additionally, the expansion of the district through the opening of new sub divisions, present landscaping and verges managerial problems. Therefore, according to Regulations enacted by the Central Government, the garbage collection service that has been provided for all the Local Government Districts in the Family Islands was amended. It is stipulated that all businesses must make private arrangements to have their household garbage collected. To that end, all second homeowners, both Bahamian and foreign, who rent their homes, villas, or cottages are considered business operators and will no longer have their household refuse collected as it has been in the past. However, in order for it to be continually collected, you must pay for the service in advance. The yearly fee of $300 per rental home, villa, or cottage should be paid by cheque and made payable to the Marsh Harbour Management Board and mailed to Post Office Box AB 20049, Marsh Harbour. Please note, if a second homeowner who rents his/her home does not pay the required fee of $300, effective 1 January, 2006, it will be assumed that the homeowner does not require the community garbage collection service provided and will have made private arrangements to have the household garbage collected. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and contribution! Yours sincerely, Revis K. Rolle, J.P. Senior Island Administrator A management board has been formed in Marsh Harbour to take care of community needs and work on projects that will improve the town which are outside the scope of Local Government. Several towns on Abaco have had management boards which have taken on projects that the town needed. Sandy Point’s board has worked for quite a few years raising money to build a hurricane shelter and community center which is now completed and has been used. Hope Town and Man-O-War have had community committees for many years that have done clean up and repairs after hurricanes and have kept the communities clean. Road signs, plantings, a ramp at a medical clinic, road repairs and other improvements have been part of their projects. Marsh Harbour is following the examples of other communities in raising money by assessing rental units a fee for garbage collection. All rentals, whether weekly or monthly, are considered businesses and therefore do not come under the mandated residential garbage collection provided by Local Government. This has been quite successful in other communities and will mean that Marsh Harbour will have the funds to further enhance the town.Marsh H. Forms Improvement Board

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Page 20 B The Abaconian January 15, 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.