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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 5, MARCH 1st, 2006 Marsh H. Airport Upgrade Is ScheduledConstruction on Terminal and Taxiway Will Begin This SpringVisitors Learn About Available Medical ServicesA seminar was held on February 15 at the Abaco Beach Resort for boaters and land-based visitors to infrom them of the medical services available on Abaco. A team of professionals, both private and governmental, addressed the group of about 200 people wh o attended. Shown above are those who provided information. They are, back row, Dr. Johnson of Auskell Clinic, Wynsome Ferguson, Ministry of Tourism; Althea Cooper, EMT; Dr. Vitek. facilitator; Patti Toler, Cruiser’s Net; Matthew Key, Marsh Harbour Volunte er Fire Department; Dave Bluto, Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club; Bonnie Malone, Hope Town Fire and Rescue; Tom Leffler, Marsh Harbour Marina; Brian Faunte, BASRA; Prince with EMT; and Charmaine Claridge, Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. In the front row Angie Collie of Auskell Clinic; ASP Wayner Miller, Abaco’s Police Chief; Iris Fernander, Nurse; Jeritzan Outten, Director, Abaco Tourism; Colin Albury, Marsh Harbour Crash and Rescue; Mickey Lowe, Marsh Harbour Crash and Rescue; and Cpl. Johnson, Police Fireman. See story on page 4.Marsh Harbour Gets Fire Truck 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 A rebuilt fire truck is now at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. An identical truck is at the Treasure Cay International Airport. See story on page 2.Guana Cay Holds White Paper MeetingBy Jennifer Hudson The expansion of the Marsh Harbour International Airport terminal building is expected to begin sometime in March or April with a completion date anticipated for the end of 2006. The addition of 6,000 square feet to the terminal building will bring the total size of the terminal to 8,500 square feet. The project is being handled by Edwards and Kelcey, a company from Clearwater Florida. Once completed, the building will house a sterile lounge with the capacity to hold approximately 120 people, improved overall spaces, Customs and Immigration departments including offices, bond room and open areas for baggage belts in the inspection area. Offices will be assigned for the airport manager, police and security. Provision will be made for concession areas throughout all three spaces of the airport. Security screening will take place inside the new facility instead of outside, as is presently the case, and the whole new terminal will be more passenger friendly. Facilities presently in use will be updated and incorporated into the completed new facility. The new building will be completed first, then joined with the renovated facility, thus causing minimal disruption to business. On January 25 Airport Manager Bobby Jones attended a meeting in Nassau at the Ministry of Works for all principles involved in the construction of the new Marsh Harbour airport facility (government and private contractors) which was chaired by Please see Airport Page 2 The Hope Town District Council is holding a series of five meetings in each of the towns in that district, Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay, to discuss a White Paper which will provide guidelines for future development on the cays. The White Paper will be modified to reflect the wishes of the people attending the meetings before being voted on by the residents. This photo shows a discussion after the Guana Cay meeting. Shown are Roy Cash, Wayne Hall, Robert Malone, Troy Albury and Anthony Roberts. By Lindsey Delaplaine The second Hope Town meeting in the White Paper series was opened by Chief Councillor Wayne Hall with prayer. Please see White Paper Page 5

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Page 2 The Abaconian March 1, 2006 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 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 BIKESDirector of Works and Utilities, Melanie Roach. The design for the new facility was presented by Edwards and Kelcey and was open for discussion amongst persons present who were given the opportunity to move or add, wherever necessary. Regarding the airport runway, Mr Bobby Jones admits that complaints are fully justified. The job of resurfacing the existing runway and building a parallel taxiway has been awarded to a contractor, and it is planned to have this completed during the time frame of the airport expansion. “This will increase the safety of passengers and aircraft and facilitate arrival and departure.” he says. AirportFrom Page 1 By Jennifer Hudson On February 9 the Marsh Harbour International Airport received a reconditioned T 1500 series Osh Kosh fire engine, a type which is popular throughout the world. This will form an integral part of the airport crash, fire and rescue services and was acquired for the airport by the Department of Civil Aviation. Mr. Bobby Jones, Manager of the Marsh Harbour Airport, reported, “The new fire truck is state of the art and is completely refurbished with everything new except the chassis. It was built to the design of the Department of Civil Aviation and is a godsend as it replaces the old truck which has been deteriorating for years. This brings a much needed upgrade to the physical equipment and further upgrades will come regarding the human factor.” Firemen will receive additional cutting-edge training in firefighting and rescue methodologies some of which will take place nationally and some extra nationally. For the first phase of training, a representative of the manufacturer will be on Abaco with a mechanic from the Airport Authority in Nassau to conduct a one or two week programme relative to the complete operation and capacities of the truck and to impart a working and functional knowledge of the mechanics of the truck. This training will allow the firemen to fight all of the different types of fire – electrically based or fuel based, and to participate in stretcher operations in the event of an ill-fated plane. The truck was designed and built in Texas, with a 1500-gallon capacity water tank and the ability to fight fires from the truck itself from turrets on the front bumper and on the top of the cab without having to unreel hoses. The vehicle also contains an extension ladder and Jaws of Life equipment. Presently, three firemen are in place at the airport, but Mr. Jones states that this is insufficient staffing. So the process is underway of hiring additional personnel to reach an optimum of seven firemen in each shift. Mr. Jones stated that it is likely there will be two crews working in shifts instead of working overtime hours as before. In addition, they will be qualified in rescue and first aid. Another duty of the firemen is to observe all air traffic so that they can advise pilots of any problems such as, if landing gear is not engaged, as sometimes the pilot’s equipment may not notify him. The fire crew is expected to carry out mock exercises from time to time in order to maintain heightened awareness. An identical truck has already been in service at the Treasure Cay airport for the past five years In addition to the truck for Marsh Harbour, one was also sent to North Eleuthera and one to South Eleuthera. Additional people are now being sought to man the new state of the art fire trucks atMarsh Harbour Airport Has a New Fire Truckboth Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour airports. A minimum qualification of five BJC’s is required but higher qualifications would be welcomed. The current terminal at the Marsh Harbour International Airport shown here was inadequate from the time it was built in the 1980s. The airport is the second busiest in The Bahamas in terms of aircraft activity. The present state of the single runway is very dangerous with large potholes. Nearly all pilots complain of the damage caused to their undercarriage by the rough runway. A taxiway is badly need to relive the congestion.

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 Damianos Sothebys International RealtySIRbahamas.com Marsh Harbour Office: t 242.367.5046 f 242.367.5045 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 TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT MY ISLAND RETREATŽ Beautiful 4 Bed, 3 Bath 2 storey fishermans retreat. Cathedral wooden ceilings, Nicely detailed woodwork throughout. Wraparound screened-in porches with views from every room. $1,300,000. #3073 Stan Sawy er:242. 477.5821 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 Bed, 4 Bath home sits on just over 1 acre with 100 feet of oceanfront. Solid CBS construction, sprinkler system 15 KW generator and airconditioned bedrooms. $1,050,000. #2853. Laurie Schreiner: 242.366.3143 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Charming duplex in Section One of this peaceful community. 2 Bed 1 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 BIG POINT Lot #19 ocean view, 7798 sq.ft.. $140,000 #3201 Jane P atterson: 242.366.0569 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 $300,000 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 $125,000 LOT 83 AOC $112,500. #2857 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $85,000. #1836. MARSH HARBOUR TWO LOTS Quiet neighbourhood, 100 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 TEN ACRE PARCEL is perfect for a marina, small development or commercial endeavor. Deep water on the Sea of Abaco with a canal dredged on the backside of the parcel. $2,500,000. #3100 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 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 TREASURE CAY Wonderful canal lot is situated on the northern side of Galleon Bay Drive & overlooks the new Carleton Point Development. There are fabulous views of the canal waterways & other condominium complexes. $310,000 #3071 Stan Sawyer: 242. 477.5821 LUBBERS QUARTERS WATERFRONT HIDDEN JEWELŽ This exquisite property offers maximum privacy & is located on the northern end of Lubbers Quarters Cay. The 3 Bed 2 Bath home is situated on 2.5 acres of lush tropical landscape. $1,750,000. #2611 Laurie Schreiner: 242.366.3143 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 TILLOO CAY BEACHFRONTSpectacular Sunrise! Unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean. Beachfront Lot 100x190. Tropical landscape. Community dock for your boat. $248,000. #3120. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 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 SWEETINGSLANDINGŽ 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 Beautiful piece of property with 109 ft. on the Sea of Abaco approx 380 ft deep, total area 39,190 square feet. Build your own private dock. Easy access to the town of Hope Town. One of a kind. $750,000. #3126 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 3 minutes away. Great rental history. $400,000. #1945 Jane Patterson:242.366.0569 MARSH HARBOUR WALLYSŽ This perfectly situated restaurant, bar & boutique dazzles with its island ambience. It is in the hub of the tourist area & in the most charming section of town. Make this your MargaritavilleŽ. $2,800,000 #2768 Laurie Schreiner:242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY SEA VIEWS BLUE MOONŽ Quaint 2 Bed, 1 Bath home in White Sound, 1 minute walk to the ocean beach. Porch overlooks White Sound Harbour. Small detached garage, fully furnished, great rental history. $435,000. #3128 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 LUBBERS QUARTERS WATERFRONT FLIP FLOPSŽ Private beach bungalow with 1.19 acres. 1 Bed 1 Bath that can sleep 4. A/C, and many new upgrades. Lush tropical foilage and beautiful sunset view. This one wont last! $499,900. #1851 Laurie Schreiner: 242.366.3143 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY RUDYS PLACE RESTAURANTŽ Well established, fully licensed restaurant and bar. 1728 sq. ft. A/C, 75ft. by 125 ft. main road lot with dock access. Restaurant equipment and furniture included. Excellent business opportunity. $325,000 firm. #2681 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 TREASURE CAY TRANQUILITYŽ Very clean CBS inside and out central air conditioned 3 Bed 2 Bath home in peaceful neighbourhood in Treasure Cay. Mature fruit trees in backyard. $235,000. #3070 Stan Sawy er:242. 477.5821 MARSH HARBOUR HARBOURFRONT HARBOUR HOUSEŽ 2 acres with 200'+ of protected deep water, perfect for large vessel docking. Spacious 2800 sq. ft. home with 4Bed/ 3.5Bath & screened-in porch. Excellent for private estate or development. $2,298,000. #2818 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163ABACO AGENTS NEW LISTING NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING

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Page 4 The Abaconian March 1, 2006 Fine Dining Fine Dining Fine Dining Fine Dining Fine Dining Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed AtmosphereFor Reservations Call: (242) 367-2158 EVERY SUNDAY from 10:30am to 2:30pm $30.00 per person, Children under 12, 1/2 Price INCLUDES: All you can eat buffet, FREE Mimosa, FREE soft drinks, FREE ParkingSUNDAY BRUNCH 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 By Robert Wilson “Comprehensive” and “cooperation” were common among the terms used to describe Abaco’s healthcare and emergency services during a seminar held on February 15th at Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour. Of the approximately 200 attending, the majority were visitors to the area; however, a number of full-time residents from Marsh Harbour and surroundings cays were also present. The medical community was represented by Charlamae Fernander, RN, and Althia Cooper of the Government Clinic Services and Dr. Dan Johnson and Mrs. Angie Collie of the Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic in Marsh Harbour. Among the other distinguished participants were Marsh Harbour Chief of Police ASP Wayne Miller, Chris Prewitt representing BASRA, Cpl. Paul Johnson of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department and Colin Albury of Abaco Crash and Rescue. To the delight of many of those attending, Pattie Toler of the Abaco Cruiser’s Net and Tom Leffler of the Marsh Harbour Marina and Yacht Club were on hand to address the concerns of visiting yachtsmen based upon their on-going observations and their personal cruising experience. Dr. Johnson provided a comprehensive overview concerning the current “state of affairs” of medical services on Abaco and to the surprise of many expressed an opinion that, except for certain highly technical procedures, Abaco and the medical facilities in Nassau could deliver the quality of services similar to delivered in the United States and Canada. Being intimately familiar with the medical facilities in Nassau, he was able to provide an overview of the Nassau facilities in the absence of a representative from Doctor’s Hospital who was to participate in the seminar but was unfortunately involved in an automobile accident himself the previous day and was unable to attend. “Our 911 or 919 telephone access numbers can connect anyone with Police, Fire and Ambulance services,” according to ASP Miller as he discussed the coordination between the emergency services, “and we also monitor Channel 16 and Channel 80A on the VHF radios for those without telephones.” Of particular interest to visitors were the scenarios involving a variety of healthcare emergencies that would require services not readily available in Marsh Harbour. Several of the panelists commented on coordinated procedures that have been and that will remain in place to expedite critical care services, including the evacuation of patients to Nassau or to the United States. Following the seminar, attendees were invited to observe a variety of local emergency equipment. On display was a fire truck from the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department, an ambulance from the Government Clinic, a fully-equipped rescue unit from Abaco Crash and Rescue andMedical Access Seminar Was InformativeBASRA’s response vessel from Hope Town. The Abaco Medical Access Seminar originated at the suggestion of Dave Bluto, Commodore of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club and was part of this year’s 25th Year Anniversary Celebration. The sponsors, including the Abaco Beach Resort, The Abaconian Marsh Harbour Marina and Yacht Club, the Ministry of Tourism and the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club, were given high praise by everyone attending. BASRA’s Chris Prewitt concluded, “This may become the catalyst for something that will continue from year to year. It was very well done and most informative.” A Medical Access Seminar was held on February 15 for boaters and other visitors at Abaco Beach Resort, giving an overview of available medical services on Abaco.

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 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 The meeting covered four main areas: wetlands, coastal areas and open spaces, solid waste management, and wharves and waterways. The wetlands portion was specifically written to protect the vegetation that holds the island’s sand in place during storms. The main point is that no one is allowed to interfere with wetlands or the shoreline, up to 100 feet up the beach, without permission. As Councillor Hall explained, there have been instances on Elbow Cay when mangroves were there in the morning and gone in the afternoon. This is to make sure that doesn’t happen anymore. In controversial cases, Hall explained that Environmental Impact Assessments will be required, as well as interviews with all of the stakeholders, before any decisions are made. Exceptions will be made for work that needs to be done in the wake of hurricanes. The recurring theme of the problem of enforcement was raised at this point. Mr. Hall explained that all of the laws referenced in the White Paper were already in the penal codes. The White Paper is an attempt to put them all in one place so they could be enforced more effectively. The main topic of discussion in the coastal area section was the portion that addressed parties on the beach and on unimproved spaces on the island. The new language states that no such parties could occur without permission from the Council. There was some concern about overregulation on this issue, and whether or not some of the area’s youth, who have been known to throw beach parties, were being targeted. Previously, the policy was that the fire department was the only official body that had to be notified about beach bonfires. Mr. Hall explained that the regulations were not just to address the current situation, but they were also designed to look to the future as Elbow Cay continues to grow. There were concerns about illegal spearing and other violations that take place and the laws are not enforced. Hall encouraged people to put their concerns in writing and to send or email them to him. He can be reached through the Council’s website: www.hopetowncouncil.com. The solid waste management section contained a proposed schedule of voluntary fees that the Council would use to supplement the funds from Nassau for garbage collection. There was much discussion of the specific fees, including questions about the failure of Central Government to cover the entire expense related to garbage collection. The suggestion was made that as fines are collected locally the money should stay in the locality to help pay for government services. The White Paper included provisions for recycling, which is not yet available other than the aluminum can collection provided by Friends of the Environment, but Mr. Hall has hopes of working with Friends and others to expand the trash collection to include recycling, thus keeping more trash out of the landfills. The biggest outcry came during the wharves and waterways section: the provision that said boats could only be at the public dock for as long as it takes to load and unload was met with a great deal of unhappiness. Mr. Hall reminded everyone that the White Paper was only a draft and that the purpose of the meetings was to get feedback on the ideas. There was little doubt on the feelings about this particular provision. The White Paper also moved towards banning jet skis and other water bikes from specific areas. There was concern about the provision requiring boaters to use their holding tanks in the harbour, as currently there are no pump-out stations on Abaco. Mr. Hall explained that Hope Town Marina would soon have a pump-out station, and Boat Harbour and Man-O-War Marina are moving in that direction. When asked if older boats that do not have holding tanks would still be allowed, Mr. Hall said it would be on a case-by-case basis and would depend if people were living on the boats or not. Guana Cay Meeting Raises Same Concerns A similar meeting in the Guana Cay School on February 16 brought out 30 interested persons. The questions and interests of the residents were nearly identical to those of Hope Town residents several days earlier. Concerns were raised that a beach party with more than 10 would require a permit. It was pointed out that many families can muster 20 30 people without including nonfamily. It would further restrict gatherings under the famed “fig tree” which is used for informal town gatherings but is within the 100-foot water’s edge limit. As expected, garbage collection and handling were discussed at length with concerns about the proposed extra fees. A proposal that the public docks be kept free of boats after they have been loaded or unloaded did not sit well as many people have no where else to keep their small boats. Then there is the issue of visitors coming in for lunch or browsing in town and needing to use one of the two public docks. It was concluded that the ferry boats and freight boats have a designated sock areas, but others must share the space on a first-come basis. It was asked if the pilings left by Premier Cruise Lines at their turning basin and News of the Cays White PaperFrom Page 1 Please see Cays Page 10

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Page 6 The Abaconian March 1, 2006AUCTION SALE is proud to present its’4th AnnualFund Raising Auction Sale Join us for an evening of !" Cocktails !" Hors d’ourves!"Live Music!"Great things to buy!"Wayyy too much fun.....Admission by Invitation Only.......... Call us and we will send you an invite! 366-0334 Joan/JimAuction will be held at The Marquee (Tent) at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour on Saturday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m. To raise funds for the on going education of the students of Abaco. F F F F F er er er er er r r r r r ies lea ies lea ies lea ies lea ies lea v v v v v e Hope e Hope e Hope e Hope e Hope T T T T T o o o o o wn and Man-Own and Man-Own and Man-Own and Man-Own and Man-OW W W W W ar ar ar ar ar 5:30 PM SHARP 5:30 PM SHARP 5:30 PM SHARP 5:30 PM SHARP 5:30 PM SHARP March 11thGULFSTREAM CONTINENTAL CHEROKEE AIR10 round trip between Abaco and West Palm BeachABACO AIR10 round trip tickets between Abaco and Nassau ISLAND EXPRESS5 round trip tickets between Abaco and South FloridaPAINT YOUR BOTTOMEdwin’s Boat Yard in Man-O-War will professionally prepare and paint any previously painted boat bottom up to 23’best paint, best painters48 One way Sun-Pac tickets to be sold in groups of eightPARADISETwo (2) one week stays at the finest rental property in Hope Town. Use the pool, the deck, the beach, and listen for the music.BAKERS BAY GOLF & OCEAN CLUBA romantic interlude, one night for a couple with dinner and breakfastABACO INN1 week stay in a two bedroom bayside villasABACO BEACH RESORTOne week stay in one of their finest suitesHOPE TOWN HARBOUR LODGEOne week stay in a ocean side cabanaANTIQUES -FURNITURE -NAUTICAL STUFF -MIRRORS -CANNONS -PHONE BOOTHS -NET FLOATS -TIKI LAMPS -BRASS BITS -CLAY POTS SHIPS WHEEL -HAND PAINTED SURFBOARD BOAT RENTALSSeahorse Boat Rentals Rich’s Rentals GOLF CART RENTALSIsland Cart Rentals Hope Town Cart Rentals T & N Cart Rentals 3 day 2 night crewed sailing trip in the Abacos all ammenities and food A luxury day and night at the club. Massage, facial, manicure, whirlpool, cocktails on the beach and gourmet evening meal plus overnight stay Abaco Pathfinders

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Page 8 The Abaconian March 1, 2006Loves the Area but Has Some SuggestionsDear Editor: Mary Jane and I are celebrating ten years of visiting Abaco this year. A few observations: In 1996 our first trip was to rent a sailboat with our best friends from the Moorings in Marsh Harbour. At the indoctrination, the instructor was asked by our paranoid friend, “There are no locks for the cabins.” The reply was, “Now, you don’t need no locks. Dis is Abaco,” and so it was. However, is this still true? The police reports would say otherwise. You know after two years of boat rentals, we decided this is too great a place to spend exclusively on the boat and so we stayed on shore and used the ferries to go to the various cays. Mary Jane and I bicycle all over the island to really see all its facets. A little clean up here and there wouldn’t hurt and we would be glad to join in to help. We’ve found in the Florida Keys where we live that you can’t depend on the local government to do this. Citizens have got to do it themselves and the pride you feel is priceless. We have noticed a bit less friendliness in our dealings with the lcoals, perhaps due to “Hurricane Stress” of which we well know in the Keys. Your immigration problems seem to be unsolvable, balancing compassion with reality. Abaco would seem to have less space and infrastructure to deal with the impending population explosion sure to occur. My limited knowledge of Haiti would suggest an unhealthy, violent country which I would pray is not imported to Abaco. A note on the airport: The old Marathon airport in the Florida Keys was very much like it. When it was modernized, the “island feeling” was lost forever and the tourists didn’t like it. But safety must be maintained and replace the grumpy Customs folks with some with a welcoming attitude. Not to complain and not mention the good and special times we have had in your wonder country. Marsh Harbour and all the cays we visit, are irreplaceable in our eyes and ten years of coming back would attest to that. Our subscription to The Abaconian keeps us informed and longing to return. Thanks for listening. Respectfully, Bob and Mary Jane Paans Big Pine Key, FloridaPraises the White PaperTo the Editor, The Hope Town Council is to be applauded and congratulated for the White Paper and for the productive meetings held in Hope Town and adjoining cays. The proposals embodied in the White Paper, when fine tuned by the open process outlined by the Council, will make Elbow Cay and the Hope Town District a better place to live and enjoy in the years ahead. We realize that preparation of this document is both a high priority and very time-consuming task, but wish to call attention to a related matter which cries out for the Council’s attention. Whereas the White Paper addresses the regulationThe Editor Says . Studies Will Enhance Orderly GrowthThe 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: Samantha Evans, Lindsey McCoy, 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 of individuals and privately-owned property to assure that Hope Town will continue to be the wonderful place it is now, public land in White Sound, which is under the direct control of the current Council, continues to be an environmental and visual disaster zone. Located in a residential and tourist area, a small portion of this land was developed several years ago by a private individual as a freight depot. Dredge spoil was piped into a beautiful mangrove wetland, killing hundreds of them. If the regulations proposed in the White Paper had existed at that time, development of the freight depot would not have been permitted. Proper permits and the required leases for this operation were not obtained. We were pleased when the Hope Town Council gained control over the Crown land containing the freight depot and the surrounding area. We were told that the freight depot would be managed by the community rather than by individuals and that the adjacent area could be made into a park for the enjoyment all. We still have hopes that this will happen in the long term, but wish to call the Council’s attention to what has happened in the short term. The freight depot area has expanded way beyond the original 75 feet which was claimed in the non-existing lease. One individual dominates the area, has abandoned non-working equipment, and,Letters to the Editor Please see Letters Page 9 by Sandra G EldenChuckles Those persons interested in Abaco’s future and growth patterns are about to be presented with new tools to work with. Whether politicians, environmentalists, developers or amateurs looking into the future, Abaco will soon be able to be viewed in a different light. The Nature Conservancy, TNC, is a worldwide organization whose goal “is to preserve the plains, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.” TNC has an office in Nassau and often collaborates with our local Friends of the Environment organization for projects either of mutual benefit or where the one organization can assist the other. TNC works closely with the Bahamas Natural Trust and the BEST Commission. It recently contracted with Utah State University to apply GIS techniques and information to the topographic maps of Abaco. Graphical Information Systems, GIS, is a relative new discipline where a variety of data is added to maps in layers. With the right computer software, information on the layers can be accessed in relationship to the base map or to information on other layers. Two students from the Utah State University have been contracted to work for TNC in compiling this data. Abaco is the first of the Bahamas Islands to receive this study although TNC is making similar studies elsewhere in the Caribbean. Data is expected to be available to government in May or June with the data available to the general public sometime after that. Basic data is available from the maps which are normally made available on the Internet. Advanced data manipulation requires computer software specific to the Graphic Information System. If the students are successful at gathering data from government agencies and others, the following information should be available: • Water reserve areas • Pine forests, mixed broadleaf, coppice, scrub land • Agricultural land, either cleared and potential • Developed areas, cemeteries, schools, commercial areas • Parks, marine preserves, marinas, boat storage yards • Mangroves, swamps, shallow coastal areas • Roads, aerial and underwater power lines, water mains • Shoals, sandbars, coral reefs • Dumps, junkyards and industrial sites, quarries • Inland salt water areas • Blue holes, historic sites • Invasive Casuarina species • Areas of sand and mud • Beaches and rocky shores Once in local hands, this could be the beginning of an overall look at Abaco with an eye toward forming some long range concepts. Some of the future benefits that this GIS data will provide will relate to: • Water quality and quantity • Transportation • Growth management • Solid waste disposal • Wetland and urban interface • Landscape fragmentation • Tourism and real estate issues The Nature Conservancy and the Utah State University students are not presenting a program to tell us where we are headed. But rather they are giving us an overall plan telling us where we are now and giving us the option of figuring out where we would like to be in 10 or 20 years. To a large degree this is a complementary project to the White Paper being presented by Chief Councillor Wayne Hall to the three Hope Town District Townships. Mr. Hall is not going at it with maps but tryng to establish rules for the orderly growth of the three cays. The two projects will mesh with each other nicely. A North American land planning company, EDAW, completed studies on Eleuthera which has been favorably mentioned by Prime Minister Perry Christie. He said a year or two ago that the company would be contracted by government to make a similar study for Abaco. A recent newspaper article has indicated the firm has subsequently been hired to make a comprehensive study for Exuma as rapid growth on that island is presenting problems. Abaco has its share of growth problems, and there is little thought given to the concept of overall planning for the future. Perhaps this GIS study and the paper being formulated by Mr. Hall will bring issues to the forefront that can be reviewed to forestall future problems. Interested parties wanting more information on GIS mapping are invited to visit the Utah State University Bio-regional Planning Program website at: http://ella.gis.usu.edu/bioregionalplanning which will give some concept of the depth of information available when comprehensive data is assembled in one easy-to-view location.

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March 1, 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 as far as we know, continues to run a business there without paying fair rent for the use of public land. Expansion and mismanagement of the freight depot has destroyed even more native vegetation. Hurricanes have savaged the area as well. Caribbean Asphalt further damaged the area north of the freight depot and has not yet removed its rusting equipment even though the road building is completed. All this continues to happen on a piece of land directly controlled by the Council. We think it is important that the Council set an example for what it sees as the future of the district by admitting its responsibility and taking charge of this area before the any more destruction is done. By providing effective and fair control of the freight depot, funds could be generated that could be used to clean up, restore and beautify appropriate parts of the area. Friends of the Environment may be interested in re-planting and nurturing mangroves in the shallow areas. Picnic tables and the reintroduction of native plants would make the area an asset rather than a liability to the Abaco Inn and Sea Spray. All residents of the cay would be able to see and utilize this beautiful parcel of land which the Council controls for the benefit of everyone on the island. We feel that it is appropriate that government should do at least as much as it expects its constituents to do. We hope you agree and that the control, clean up and restoration of this once beautiful waterfront land at southeast White Sound will begin soon. The residents, home owners and property owners of south White Sound, Elbow Cay.Concerned About BeggarsDear Editor, Permit me some space in your paper to address what I feel is a concern for shop merchants and clerks in the center of Marsh Harbour. It seems like the number of vagrants, bums and beggars is increasing every day. These men spend their days walking up and down the sidewalks of Dove Plaza, Abaco Shopping Center and in front of the Chemist Shoppe and Snap Shop. I see quite a few week in and week out, but to me the worst is a guy that people refer to as “Cheeks.” This guy walks up and down the sidewalks of town chasing people begging for money. He is clearly unstable and often goes into businesses like the Chemist Shoppe, Snap Shop and Subway harassing their customers and being a real nuisance. Merchants in the area have questioned the police about him. Apparently, the guy has a psychological condition that prevents them from taking action against him unless he breaks a major law. Yet, the guy spends his days scaring customers looking to do some shopping, Bahamian and visitors alike. He grabs on to car doors and windows in an attempt to keep people from leaving when they try pull away from him. I’ve even seen him attack a woman and small child because when they passed him, the child accidentally touched his pack of cigarettes. Yet he is allowed to roam the streets without consequence. I understand if the police’s hands are legally tied, the law can be weird sometimes in these matters. However, I have seen on occasion this same guy in Royal Bank with a lady cashing his National Insurance cheque for him. I implore this lady and those others responsible for him, if you can take enough of an interest to take money from the government to give this guy, then please try and get him some help. At the very least, keep him off of the streets where he is a nuisance to so many people. Don’t wait until this guy goes too far and hurts himself or someone else before you do something about him. Alex McIntoshHouses Are on RoadwayThe Editor, On February 13 while passing along this intersection, I noticed a bulldozer clearing land opposite the Solomon’s Supermarket. This roadway is so narrow, it is hardly able for two vehicles to pass one another. The first thought that came to my mind was that the Old Road, according to Crown Lands map #78, was being reinstated 30 feet wide. Then I had other thoughts. Carroll’s house is built on the roadway and ten feet over on the Catholic property, now owned by Billy Lowe, Also Percy’s house is built on the crossroad leading down to the Lowe’s Pharmacy complex. Both these houses will have to be destroyed. Now, get a life size picture of that. Respectfully yours, Roy NewboldLetter Re: BTCMany people throughout the Bahamas, Abaconians included, now own a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) telephone. Word goes around that BTC is saying that it is illegal to own one of these phones. However, it has become a necessity to own such an instrument if one wants to be able to keep in touch with not only the rest of the world but even one’s own community on a continual basis. As we all know the phone system in the Bahamas and so called “customer service” is abysmal. When one’s telephone goes off, as is frequently the case, goodness only knows when service will be restored. We call the office in Marsh Harbour and the 914 number which, we are told, will see that the phone is repaired within 48 hours. But more often than not, one waits weeks and has to make repeated calls. Many people, in sheer frustration, resort to what is now becoming quite LettersFrom Page 8 a common practice of finding a BTC employee with a truck along the road and paying quite a large amount of money in order to entice them to their home to get the phone back on. While there may, hopefully, be some honest employees who will do a good day’s work for the wages they are paid, some openly admit that this handout system is how they make their money. It is expensive to have to use a cell phone for an extended period while one’s regular telephone is out of order, but the people beyond the bounds of Marsh Harbour cannot even do that. They are totally out of luck because they are unable to get a signal. Hopefully, the new GSM towers will make it possible for people all over Abaco to be able to use a cell phone. But one needs to be wealthy to be able to afford to use one for all calls, and it must be especially hard on businesses. Until BTC can get itself organised with a reliable telephone service, good customer representation and cheaper overseas telephone rates, they do not have the right to complain about people resorting to a more reliable (and cheaper!) system. Public Demands Better ServiceHad a Bad ExperienceSir: I recently returned from a week long yoga retreat at the charming Dolphin Beach Resort at Guana Cay. On February 10 with a small group of friends, I strolled along the beach at Baker’s Bay, an area at the north end of the cay where construction of a large new resort is underway. As I wandered down the beach, an employee of the resort marched up to me and challenged my right to walk on the beach. “You can’t walk on this beach,” he said. When I replied that the beach was public and I did in fact have the right to walk there, he then told me I could not take pictures of the resort! For a moment, I wondered whether I had somehow wandered into a military installation. I shrugged, he walked off and I continued my beach walk. But there was a bad taste in my mouth. If The Bahamas is allowing private corporations to intimidate visitors away from public beaches, it will certainly not “be better in the Bahamas” for long. Sincerely, Heather Gibb Chelsea, QuebecExplains Proposed Fowl Cay ParkDear Editor, We apologize for any confusion caused by the article entitled Friends Host Community Meetings Although a letter in the last issue of The Abaconian stated many local, native Man-O-War people are opposed to the idea of a park in their “backyard,” we do stand by the fact that most of the people who attended the meetings (so far held in Man-O-War and Hope Town) were in favor of the park. No one who attended the Hope Town meeting raised their hand in objection to the park, and many local Bahamians were there. Also, half of the Bahamians, while they may not be local, native Man-O-War Bahamians, who attended the Man-O-War meeting were in favor of the park. Even more important to correct is the statement by the author that Bahamian families will not be able to enjoy camping trips or cookouts anymore. There is nothing to say that if the land does become a park that people cannot continue to enjoy using the cays. It just means they will have to catch their fish on the other side of the boundaries. Also, the area that was originally proposed is only one and a quarter miles long. There are 90 miles of barrier reef that line the Out Islands of Abaco, which leaves plenty of area to fish and conch. This is not being done to punish anyone. It is an attempt to ensure that when our grandchildren want to go camping or fishing, there will be fish left for them to catch. Larger fish lay exponentially more eggs. Unless some of those large fish are protected, there will be nothing left for anyone. We also apologize for any inconvenience in the timing of the meeting; it was scheduled so that visiting scientists could attend and help to answer any questions that arose, not to ensure Man-O-War residents could not attend. It is our goal that everyone’s voice be heard as a part of this process. The final decision will be left up to the Bahamas National Trust and the Bahamian government. The meeting was held to capture the thoughts of residents, and those thoughts will be shared when the proposal is submitted. Friends of the EnvironmentLetters to the Editor A freight staging area in White Sound, Elbow Cay, has been turned into service yard for a local business where oil drums, heavy equipment, derelict vehicles and a variety of unsightly items spoil the view for residents and visitors. The area was intended to be a site for off-loading freight from Marsh Harbour and a park to enhance the area.

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Page 10 The Abaconian March 1, 2006 Phone: 367-2326 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: 367-5960 Marsh Harbour, Abaco3 YEAR WARRANTYRiveting Acceleration Digital Throttle & Shift Electro-Hydraulic Steering Smart Craft135-275 HPSUPERCHARGED POWER THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL 4-STROKE News of the Cayschannel could be removed as they are a hazard to night boating. Lights were mentioned, but it was concluded that removal would be the best solution as the water is deep enough for any normal boat using that area. Most of the items in the White Paper were taken at face value and accepted as beneficial to orderly growth. The next section of the white paper to be discussed will be the one dealing with zoning. The section will be over 70 pages, and, as it contains so much important information, the next two meetings will be devoted to the issue. That section can be downloaded from the Hope CaysFrom Page 5 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday • Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 477-5292 375-8833 Great Guana Cay Jimmie Lowe from Nassau, right, presented a cheque to Paul Gooding of the Hope Town Sailing Club. The cheque was from the Bahamas Sailing Association representing funds provided by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and is a refund of import duty on the Optimist sailboats bought by the Hope Town Sailing Club and imported into The Bahamas by the Hope Town Sailing Club earlier this year. The boats will be used for sailing lessons for the youth of Hope Town. Matthew McCoy is the instructor. Town Council website and should be available prior to the next scheduled meetings.Auskell Clinic Goes to Man-OWarBy Jennifer Hudson The Auskell Clinic which, since its inception a couple of years ago, has grown rapidly in both the number of specialists who now offer their services at the clinic and in the number of cutting edge diagnostic services now provided. On February 17 the clinic branched out even further by taking its services to ManO-War Cay. Dr. Biney, General Practioner, Nurse Angie Collie, Managing Director of the Auskell Clinic, and Nurse Siren Davis went over on the 12:15 ferry intending to return on the 3:15 ferry but were greeted by so many people needing their services that they stayed until the last ferry of the day. Residents had been begging Ms. Collie for some time to offer services on the cay as there are people there who are ageing or indisposed and unable to get into Marsh Harbour. Since Dr. Boyce, who used to visit the cay, had not done so for some time, people turned to Auskell for help. Nurse Collie said that so many people turned out and were so welcoming and relieved to see them that she had tears in her eyes. The medical team took plenty of equipment with them from the clinic and were able to treat nine patients during their visit. The Man-O-War clinic is not a government owned but was built as a community effort. All the equipment in the clinic is now rusty as a result of hurricanes and it is the intention of the Auskell clinic to donate a new set of baby scales. Nurse Collie said that the residents of the cay were so thrilled to have the medical team there and begged them to see various bedridden patients. However, there was not enough time, so for the next visit she plans that they will go first thing in the morning in order to have a full day and be able to accomplish more. Nurse Collie plans for a medical team from the clinic to visit Man-O-War Cay every two weeks. She has also been approached by Guana Cay.

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Page 12 The Abaconian March 1, 2006 TREASURE CAYSHOPPING CENTER € OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 8AM-6PM & SUNDAY 9AM-1PM € CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTEDMORE PRODUCTS NEWLY RENOVATED Come and see whats new at Solomons Treasure Cay (formerly Treasure Cay Mini-mart) ONE STOP SHOPyou can have it all More of what you need in Treasure Cay

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 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.com Boat 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 ant Come 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 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 North Abaco News Nearly one year after construction started in March 2005, Phase 5 of the Bahama Beach Club in Treasure Cay, “is very much on schedule,” according to developer, Mr. Craig Roberts. Thirty-seven of the planned 46 units have already been sold, explained Mr. Roberts. The $36 million project is expected to be complete by the end of this summer or early fall. At the beginning of January a security gate located at the entrance to Treasure Cay became operational. According to Security Officer, Ms. Madge Curry, who was on duty on February 13th, the gate is manned 24 hours a day by a team of four Security Officers. Before the construction of the gate, the security personnel was housed in a tent. This security measure is one of several that the residents of Treasure Cay have put in place after a rash of break-ins and other criminal activities during the past few months. This guard house was built by Craig Roberts. By Jennifer Hudson Persons travelling internationally by air from both the Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay airports will have noticed the addition of new procedures at the airports since the beginning of the year as passengers must now submit to security checks. For a few days after the instigation of the new measures on December 28, domestic passengers also were under the same scrutiny. However, these measures have since been relaxed for domestic passengers. The new measures have come about as a result in the increase of world terrorism and inherent threats to safe aviation. The Bahamas is a member of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) which is the global governing body of aviation activities throughout the world. This organization is a subsidiary body of the United Nations with power to standardise and universalise contemporary and cutting edge aviation practices with responsibility for all of its member states. It comprises various annexes and deals with certain elements in the aviation industry such as aerodromes, security and ground handling, securing international cooperation and uniformity in regulations and standards, procedures and organization regarding civil aviation matters. Security in Marsh Harbour comes under Annex 17 of the ICAO. Basic rules are set out regarding conduct of security, to whom measures apply and general purpose. The ICAO mandated that by January 1, 2006, all member states must have implemented security screening for the purpose of checking to ensure that passengers travelling and goods travelling on the person or in the cargo hold will enjoy safe and uninterrupted travel. Both the Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay airports officially implemented the system on December 28. Prior to this date, persons required to fill the new positions as screeners were selected on the basis of an application and submission of all the necessary documentation. Candidates were trained by an Israeli security company, International Security Defence Systems, in all aspects, which included screening (use of detection devices such as x-ray machines and magnetometers, both hand and walk through). They were also trained to be able to identify the profile of the would-be terrorist. This two-week programme was fully funded by the government. Two hundred people from throughout The Bahamas took part in the course. Initially, 25 people from Abaco began the course, but only 16 were able to pass the stringent daily and final examinations in order to graduate. A passing grade of 80 percent was required on each test. Bobby Jones, manager for both international airports on Abaco, has participated in several courses including a management security training course with TSA in 2005 and an Airport Terminal Operations course in Singapore in 2004. Security screeners will work two shifts in Marsh Harbour 6 a.m to 2 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. At Treasure Cay the first shift will be the same but the second shift will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The overlap of shifts ensures that during peak passenger times double the amount of screeners will be on duty. More screening personnel are required as there is a need for five persons per shift plus an observer. A manual search and screening with a hand wand only are the measures employed on Abaco as this is acceptable to the ICAO. The present screening does not relate to private planes or its passengers. The ICAO made these provisions, since Abaco does not have a sterile lounge but ALL international passengers MUST be screened. New Airport Security Measures Are in Place

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 Chris Thompson Real Estate“Offering the Islands Most Exclusive Listings” One Purple Porpoise Place, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas ph 242.366.0216 fax 242.366.0223 Chris Thompson Greg Roberts* Private Islands Waterfront Homes and Land* Investment Property Acreage Project/Property Management Complete Service from Sales to Construction ***** Exclusive Agents for Matt Lowe’s Cay ***** www.ChrisThompsonRealEstate.com THIRD SUNRISEUnique 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. Detached bedrooms, office, gym and library all feature ocean vistas, and a central pool with open decking. Generatore, 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 $1,425,000Exclusive Listings Exclusive Listings Exclusive Listings Exclusive Listings Exclusive ListingsFAR NIENTE 4 bed / 4 bath on the Sea of Abaco North End, Elbow Cay. Large open floor plan, fully furnished, beautiful beach $3,900,000 .CONCH 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 CONTRACT MARNIES 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 #2 Oceanfront with dock slip $895,000. Lot #2B Interior with oceanview and dock slip $570,000. JACKS 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. AUNT PATS BAY Rare opportunity, 5.18 acres located on the Sea of Abaco in White Sound. High elevation, white sand beach, deep water dockage. SOLDWHITE 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.KIWI HOUSENewly custom built Bahamian style home, 2-story, 3 bed, 2.5 bath. Expansive decking Pool, central AC, generator. Spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean $897,000. 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 $1,485,000

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Page 16 The Abaconian March 1, 2006 Open Monday Saturday : 9 am 6 pmPh: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay THE OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail: theoutboardshop@abacoinet.com THE OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail-theoutboardshop@abacoinet.comAuthorized Distributor Now In Stock Available 40 90 HP 200 250 HP Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Dolphin MarineGreen T urtle Cay 242.365.4262 Island MarineP arrot Cay 242.366.0282 Roberts MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4249 Sea Horse MarineHope Town242.365.0023 Fishermans MarineL ong Island 242.337.6226 Minns Watersports Exuma 242.336.2604 O.B.S. MarineF reeport 242.352.9246 Up to three year warranty extensive parts inventory and factory trained mechanics Central Abaco NewsBy Lindsey Delaplaine A fun time was had by all at the Wine Tasting Event hosted by Sapodilly’s Restaurant and Bar to benefit Friends of the Environment on February 16th. The wine tasting featured wines from the soon to open Tupps Fine Wine and Spirits and Burns House Limited. Cost Rite provided delicious food for the standing room only crowd. The purpose of the cocktail party was to update Marsh Harbour residents on the activities of Friends of the Environment and highlight the need for local support to address local issues. Friends is working in five different areas: the marine environment, which includes the mooring balls at the local reefs; working against the spread of invasive species; coordination of recycling programs; the management of Abaco’s National Park; and the education of children and adults about the importance of preserving the beauty, heritage and environs of Abaco. After the update, a raffle was held with a variety of wonderful prizes. Board President Michael Albury and Penny Turtle pulled the winning tickets and Friends’s auditor Ronnie Knowles selected the prizes. Monkey’s Uncle Unique Gifts, a new store which will be located in the building going up next to Sapodilly’s, donated a number of prizes, as did Kim Sands, the owner of Java Coffee House. Local artist StephenSapodilly’s Hosted Wine Tasting for FriendsKnowles donated one of his handcrafted wooden bowls, Kim Rody gave one of her prints as did artist Marjolein Scott, and the Conch Pearl Gallery contributed a beautiful necklace.Coffy Memorial Cemetery Gets a FaceliftBy Samantha V. Evans On February 4th Mr. Creswell Archer led a team of men to clean up the Coffy Memorial Cemetery in Marsh Harbour and to give the front wall a facelift. When asked how this site was chosen to restore, he stated that his father, the late Percy Archer, had been taking care of the cemetery for the past 40-50 years. He remembers his dad cleaning it since he was a boy, but he only started to get involved as he got older. The cemetery is named for Coffy Johnson, an early settler here, and the cemetery is more than 50 years old. Mr. Archer continued that this effort did not begin with his father but that his family has seen to the upkeep of this property for a long, long time even though they are not the owners of the site. The cemetery is cleaned regularly. On this day the plot for his late father was being prepared for his remains will be laid to rest in the cemetery that he cared for so dearly the Coffy Memorial Cemetery.Recycling Bottles in Marsh HarbourBy Mirella Santillo For over a year now Ms. Fillette Francois, a native Haitian but resident of The Bahamas since 1979, has been collecting bottles from the road sides in the Marsh Harbour area. Leaving her home sometimes as early as 7 a.m. Mrs. Francois drives around with a few empty boxes that she fills up as she picks empty bottles of Kalick, Heineken, Guiness and Vita Malt on her trips. Sometimes she just fills up the car in whatever containers she has with her. People bring them to her. Her yard is a sea of bottles, piled up in shopping carts, in large potato bags or just in mounds on pallets and on the ground. These bottles will have to be eventually packed in boxes to be shipped in a container to Nassau Coffy’s Memorial Cemetery in Marsh Harbour has been lovingly taken care of by the Archer family for many years. With the death of Mr. Percy Archer earlier this month, the responsibility now rests with his children who are happy to maintain the resting place of so many of their relatives. Shown here is Mr. Creswell Archer, Mr. Percy’s older son, who was sprucing up the cemetery prior to his father’s funeral. Please see Central Page 17

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 More Central Abaco Newsfor recycling. “It’s a lot of work,” she laments, “but it’s OK.” Mrs. Francois said that it takes her months to fill up the 40-foot container, rented from Abaco Shipping, that holds several thousand boxes. She receives $.75 per box from the brewery in Nassau for her efforts. In order to facilitate her work, she is planning to add a porch to her house where the bottles will be stored. Ms. Francois, who is now retired, worked in Nassau for four years before moving to Marsh Harbour, 22 years ago. Here, she worked for seven years as housekeeper and then opened a small grocery business in the Mud. As a long time resident of the Mud where she built a house, she would like to see a resolution of the Haitian housing problem on Abaco. She suggested that perhaps the government should impose stricter building codes in the Mud and collect rent from the people already living there so that they would not feel that their house is a temporary abode. She thinks that everybody would profit from that. “The Bahamian government needs money,” she said, “so it could collect revenues, and people would know that they will not be moved if they are paying.”Abaco Outboard ExpandsBy Mirella Santillo Construction of a new showroom for the Yamaha dealership started about one month ago. Located across from the present Abaco Outboard Engines in Marsh Harbour on approximately half an acre of land, the new building will house two separate businesses, Abaco Marine Propeller and Yamaha in 4000 square feet of showroom. The steel frame building is scheduled to be completed sometime in May, explained Mr. Stephen Albury, the owner of the dealership. He said that the company will keep the old building that will be used as a small parts and marine supply shop. CentralFrom Page 16 Ms. Fillette Francois, a resident of the Mud, recycles beer and Vita Malt bottles, shipping them to Nassau. She receives $.75 per box of empties, augmenting her income. Four pedestrian crossings have been added to the streets of Marsh Harbour one between Abaco Shopping Centre and D & S Shopping Center, one in front of the BEC office, one on Forest Drive near the Central Abaco Primary School and one not quite finished in front of Abaco Central High School. Marine ElectronicsCapt. Pat and Ann McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repair of: Web: www.merlinsmarine.com E-mail: merlin@abacoinet.com VHF CH 16 Mon Fri 8-5 F.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained Technician At the Jib Room. Marsh Harbour Marina Tel: 242-367-2163Fax 242-367-3388 SIMRAD 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 March 1, 2006 More Central Abaco NewsNew Residents at Spring City Have to Pay RentBy Jennifer Hudson Word spread on January 25 that some of the occupants of the new housing subdivision at Spring City which had been developed by the Ministry of Housing and National Insurance had been forcibly removed from their homes, causing much commotion and gathering of onlookers. When questioned about the situation, Mr. Neil Campbell, Deputy Administrator, stated that this was certainly not the case, and there was no action or unrest. All that, in fact, happened on that day was that four occupants who had failed to meet their obligations under the agreement with the Ministry of Housing were identified for eviction and quietly served with the requisite notice. Persons who have been rehoused at Spring City were those from the small community of families squatting on government owned land at Snake Cay whose homes were completely demolished or sustained irreparable damage during Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne. Following a series of meetings between the residents of Snake Cay and the Ministry of Housing and National Insurance, seven families were identified for resettlement and the Ministry proceeded with the development of the Spring City subdivision and the construction of five – 3-bedroom units, one – 2-bedroom unit and one – 1-bedroom unit. The cost of the houses ranged from $36,750 for a three-bedroom unit, $28,500 for a two-bedroom unit and $18,000 for a one-bedroom unit. The sale/occupancy agreements were signed by each occupant on June 10, 2005, and owners were required to pay the balance within 90 days and told to apply immediately to the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation or another approved lender for a mortgage loan. On September 26, 2005, homeowners who had failed to comply with these terms were reminded of their responsibilities and given a further 14 days to comply. On December 6, 2005, a final notice was sent to six delinquent occupants stating a final deadline of 24th of January to comply or face eviction. On 26th January, 2006, the Abaco Christian Council asked that the four occupants who had failed to meet their obligations and had been served with an eviction notice, be given a further extension of two weeks to February 9 to make proper arrangements for their mortgage loans. Later that day, Mr. Campbell was pleased to inform the Ministry that two of the occupants served with eviction notices had sought to secure mortgage loans with local banks in Abaco. On January 27 the Minister os Housing, the Hon. Shane Gibson, decided that all persons who were still in the process of securing a mortgage must begin paying rent at a rate of $250 for three-bedrooms, $200 for two-bedrooms and $25 for one-bedroom (this owner being handicapped). According to Mr. Campbell, on February 15 two occupants had still not paid any rent, and this information was sent to Nassau for a decision by the Ministry. The mangroves at the head of the harbour in Marsh Harbour appear to be dead or under severe stress. Last summer a diesel spill at the freight dock drifted into the mangroves by a west wind. Although there was a superficial effort to clean up the oil near the businesses that were affected, the oil penetrated the entire mangrove area killing plant and animal life. Some of the mangroves may grow back but the fish life is sparse. AffordableReliable200-800 GPD SC Compact1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0852 www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 THE SCURVY FEWWe have made every effort to recognize the many individuals and organizations who have helped us by supporting this endeavor. However, If we have inadvertently omitted a name, we sincerely apologize. Would like to express its gratitude to all of those who helped make our8th Annual T T T T T o o o o o y y y y y s f s f s f s f s f or T or T or T or T or T o o o o o ts ts ts ts ts Rallyon December 10th, 2005, a great success.MOTORCYCLE CLUB OF THE BAHAMAS “ABACO CHAPTER”Contributions from the following were essential in making this event successful:Abaco Flight Services Abaco Groceries Commonwealth Bank Computer Creations Hope Town School Ministry of Tourism Subway Royal Bank of Canada United Abaco Shipping Texaco Petroleum Distributors First Caribbean International Bank Marsh Harbour Police Department Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department United States Military Vets Motorcycle Club HAPPY NEW YEAR !! 2006Cindy Hayworth Adrien Lismore Frankie Russell Rick Hallem Euthal Green Oswald Hall Kala Gates Mike Latimer Kristin Cartwright David & Elizabeth Stone Brian & Kathleen FrederickToys were distributed al all needy children on Abaco from Sandy Point to Crown Haven, including Moore’s Island and Grand Cay. Town elders, local civic organizations or churches were selected to make the local distribution and ensure that the needy benefited, not the greedy.

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Page 22 The Abaconian March 1, 2006 Open Monday thru Saturday Breakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. ‘til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Music Wednesday and Friday Nights Satellite Sports TV • Ice for Sale Restaurant & Bar On the Hope Town Waterfront • Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16Specializing in Bahamian Foods Gerard “Gee” Lightbourne January 2006The funeral for Percival Gerald Archer, 78, of Marsh Harbour was held on February 11 at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. Rev. Charles Carey assisted by Rev. Dr. Colin Archer and Pastor Dansbury Hudson officiated. Interment was in the Coffy Memorial Cemetery in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Archer has been a leader on Abaco for many years. His construction company, P. Archer Construction, built many homes and public buildings including Abaco Central High School and Central Abaco Primary School. He built and operated the first supermarket on Abaco, Archer’s Supermarket, in Dundas Town.. He was involved in several other businesses including the Ambassador Inn, the Job Room, and Aero Coach Aviation. He served on the Board of Works which preceded Local Government and was an elected member when Local Government came into existence in 1996. He was a founding member of the Abaco Businessmen’s Association, the Abaco Regatta and the Marsh Harbour Junkanoo Committee. He was prominent in the Methodist Church. For his service to his community he was made a Member of the Most Distinguished Order of the british Empired and was a Justice of the Peace. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Evelyn; sons Creswell and Ivanhoe Archer; daughters Belinda McIntosh, Ancela Gay and Kamala Archer; sister Sybil Archer; brothers-in-law Barnabas and Cornelius Johnson; sisters-in-law Coreen Dean, Vernice, Rozena, Francis and LaVenia Johnson and Vyrona Archer; grandchildren Robert, Omarb, Christopher and Creswell Archer, Jamal McIntosh, Dexter and Denton Gay, Cara, Creslin, Ashnic and Paige Archer, Alexis Gay; adopted grandchildren, Rodney McIntosh, Cecil Grant, Natasha Gay, Tyree Gay and Chantell Smith; greatgrandchildren Kirshawn, Kiano and Kirrisa Bain; sons-in-law Roosevelt McIntosh and Wilfred Gay; daughter-inlaw Lisa Archer; nieces Sherrine Styles, Paulette Campbell, Pamela Robertson, Antoinette Hamilton, Guillima Archer, Gleander Knowles, Angie Collie, Dr. Denise and Renee Archer, Veronica and Deanne Archer and Joy Demeritte; nephews John, Joseph, Samuel, Cyril, Wayne, Ryan, Emmitt and Fabian Archer. Other relatives include Donald and Marina Moss, Andy, Earl, Howitt and Lillian Moss, Rosemary Williams, Gleaka Campbell, Lilla Strachan, Nadeen Beneby, Dr. and Mrs. Colin Archer, Patrick Roberts, Dansbury, John and David Hudson, Valderine Smith, Noel Thompson, Freddie Archer, the Campbell, Archer, Johnson, Roberts, Smith, Bethel, Hudson and Moss families; a host of friends including Rev. and Mrs. Charles Carey, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Joyce Smith, Garfield McPhee, William Mortimer, Sheila McDonald, Vernal and Jane Adderley, Administrator Everette Hart, Retired Administrator Clayton Stuart, George Riviere, Earnest and Jay Dean, Patrick Bethel, Pastor Lernis Cornish, Cay Mills, Esther Lewis, Patricia Gillmore, Annie McIntosh, Gloria Mikula, Fletcher McIntosh, the Aldersgate Methodist Church family. The funeral for Cecil Ingraham, 73, affectionately called “Papa Cec” of Dundas Town was held on February 4 at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Silbert Mills assisted by Pastor Kenneth Knowles officiated and interment was in the Public Cemetery in Dundas Town. He is survived by his wife Ona Ingraham; son Cecil Ingraham, Jr.; daughters Hyacinth Swann, Shirley Mills, Olga Delancy, Della Ingraham, Kevie Thomas, Lydia Williams, Licina Ingraham, Tammy Sabota, Catherine and Elvira; grandchildren Rex, Ricky, Natasha Hanchell, Nicholas, Nevin, Jamaal, Darryl, Tasia, Dayneth, Sierra, Javon, Howard, Summer, Payton, Hayley, Davonte, Savannah and Jenna; great-grandchildren Shakeem, Donte, Darryl Jr., Amaya, Rex Jr., Fantasia and Marcus; nieces Dionne, Elizabeth, Fredericka, Ruby and Dawn; nephews Daniel, George, Trevor, Mark, Dale, Natt, Livingston, Julius, Corner Gray, Chief Minister of Turks and Caicos Island Mike Missick, Paul Missick, Bew Martin and Clifford; daughter-in-law Jan Ingraham; sons-in-law Cecil Delancy, Perry Thomas, Raymond Saunders, Coby Williams, Thomas Swann and Paul Sabota; brothers-in-law including Thomas Gray; sisters-in-law including Alice Carter, Maryjane, Rosalee, Edith and Bernice; and many other relatives and friends. Dr. Keith Densel Albury, 43, passed away on January 24 after a long fight against cancer. He was the President of the Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day Adventists, a position he held since January 1996. He was born in Harbour Island but grew up in Nassau. He was in the ministry for 21 years. Before he was named President of the Bahamas Conference, he was pastor of several churches and held other offices in the church. He leaves his wife, Ann Marie; sons, Keith Anson, Alden and Brendon; and his mother Fanette Albury. The Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry G. Christie, acknowledged the contributions of Rev. Dr. Keith Albury during the funeral service in Freeport. He spoke of Dr. Albury’s “indomitable spirit,” of not giving up when being knocked down, of getting up, and moving forward toObituaries of Family and Friends Percy Archer Please see Obituaries Page 23 Dr. Keith Albury

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 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 is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has opened it’s new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-3673450 Fax.# 242-3673451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee Aviation 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 achieve his goals. William H. Kennison, 88 passed away on February 10 at his home in Tavernier, Florida, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Massachusetts and was one of the first settlers in Little harbour. He was a resident and visitor to the Bahamas for 40 years. For many Bahamian the Zephyr and Mr. Kennison’s girls were a familiar sight. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Jean; daughters Barbara, Dorothy, Ginny and Janet; seven grandchildren and five great–grandchildren. The funeral for William Keith Russell, 65, of Hope Town was held on February 5 at St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town. Rev. Carla Culmer and Lay Preacher Vernon Malone officiated and interment was in the Middle Town Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family wished donations to be sent to the Cancer Society, Marsh Harbour Branch. He is survived by one brother, Richard James Russell; one sister Suzanne Bethel; long time friend and business partner Rudy Moree; one sister-in-law Christine Russell; one brother-in-law Willard Bethel; two nieces, Cynthia Lynn Gittelmacher and Amanda Louise Bethel; two nephews, Phillip Richard Russell and Thomas Lester Bethel; one aunt Clara Louise Albury; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Patricia Lee Swain, 41, formerly of Murphy Town was held on February 11 in Nassau. Interment was also in Nassau. She is survived by her daughter Lashandra Coleby; granddaughter Verneka Cox; sister Stephanie Barnett; adopted sister Joycelyn Bootle; aunts Cynthia Curry, Louise and Firstina Swain; uncles Bradford and Raynoid Swain; nephew Ashjuan Barnett; brother-in-law John Barnett; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Sharmaine Jenova Russell, 35, of Crown Haven was held on February 11 at the Pentecostal Church of God in Crown Haven. Rev. Burnell Parker and Bishop Tyrone Mills officiated. She is survived by her husband Paul Russell; parents Violet and Wilton Bain Sr.; mother-in-law Lillian Russell; daughters Jaliza Albury, Sharlyn, Georgia and Linsay Russell; step-daughter Olandthia Russell; step-son Clarence Russell; sisters Daphenie Hall, Joan Barsett, Stephanie Hield and Jacqueline Bain; brothers Wilton Bain Jr., Hanford, Charles, Sylvan and Absalom, aunts Priscilla, Ella, Victoria Thompson and Gloria Bain; uncles Joseph and Preston Thompson and Marcell Bain; brothers-inlaw Dennis Hall, Nathaniel Hield, Wendell Barsett, Willis Munroe, John Albury, James and Wilfred Russell, Godfrey Greene and Jacqueline McIntosh; nieces; nephews; grandnephews; grandniece; aunts-in-law Gewndolyn Bain and Anna Thompson; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for W illiam Roderick “Rock” Archer 90, formerly of Marsh Harbour was held in Nassau. Interment was also in Nassau. He is survived by his sisters Brunetta Sherman, Veronica Gibbs, Christine Fountain and Louise Archer; brothers Norman, Oswald and Howard Archer; nieces Grace, Agatha, Beverley and Ernestine Sherman, Audrey Dean, Yvonne Bullard, Lisa and Janice Moss; nephews Edison and Winston Sherman and Eugene Gibbs; in-laws Hallet Fountain, Sylvia, Gloria and Sheila Archer; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Lottie Genevie Evarityi-Butler, 76, formerly of Green Turtle Cay was held on February 18 in Nassau. Interment was also in Nassau. She is survived by her children Eugene, Jr., Louise, Abraham, Paul, David, Nathaniel, Michael and Elizabeth; sons-inlaw Harry Simmons and Tyrone McMinns; daughters in-law Edith, Rosebud, Maxine, Rose, Jennifer and Katie; grandchildren Revaughn Simmons, Omar, Rose, Melissa Butler-Lesbot, Benjanique, Benique, Jennifer, Abraham Renaldo, Jr., Monique, Michelle, Paul, Jr., Daneisha, Denia, Nathaniel, Jr., Kirk, Edwin, Keziah, Michael Butler, Eugene and Matthew McMinns; brothers Nathaniel and Michael Levarity; sisters Mabel Levarity, Iris Miller and Adelaide Levarity-Pinder; adopted sisters Iteah Ritchie and Ruby Davis, Cametta Rahming, Jocelyn Hanna and Minerva Benson; nephews Rev. Dr. Ivan Butler, Jr., Wrensworth, Johnathan, Samuel, Nathan,More Obituaries of Family and Friend s ObituariesFrom Page 22 Emmanuel “Kevin” Butler, Earl Miller, Paul Butler, Steve Butler, James, Williard, Frank Ward, Anthony Boone, Rev. Clement Neely, Maxwell Bain, Arthur, Rudolph, Malcolm and Rev. Patrick Levarity, Ademian and Alexian “AP” Pinder, Lester, Bernardo, Dennis, Willis, Rontonio Levarity, Kirk Pedican and Andre Thorpe; nieces Marie Lyvonne Thorpe, Christine Neely, Theresa White, Joan Levarity-Smith, Ingrid Levarity-Bain, Virginia LevarityRolle, Tanya Levarity-Mackey, Una Delancy, Alelia Adderley, Carron Green, La Trese Torris, Breanne and Cindy Levarity; brothers-in-law Arlington Miller, Rev. Ivan Butler, Sr. and Adolphus Pincer; sisters-in-law Erma Levarity and Melrita Levarity and Victoria Levarity; and many other relatives and friends.

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 “A Unisex Salon”Ofra Cosmetics • Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday • 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza • 367-3623 Rotarian, as he can always be counted upon to be there to help. Mr Lawley replied by saying that he was humbled and shocked to have been awarded this honour, and he feels it a privilege to be able to serve an organisation where the motto is “Service Above Self.” The third award went to David Albury who, though actually a non-Rotarian, is married to Past President, Sandra Albury, and was described as very much a part of the family of Rotary who extends tremendous help to the club throughout every single event. In his speech to the club, District Governor, Tom Lightbourne, reminded members that Rotary Clubs exist in 168 countries throughout the world, spreading peace and goodwill. He encouraged the Rotarians to keep on doing what is right and continuing to serve their community. Earlier in the day the District Governor, Assistant District Governor and members of the board of the Rotary Club of Abaco visited Abaco Central High School and donated a bronze plaque in front of the entire student body. One such plaque is being presented to each of the government high schools throughout the ClubsFrom Page 24 Bahamas and President Jo-Ann Bradley will shortly bring a plaque back from Nassau to be presented to the S.C. Bootle High School. All students are being encouraged to be aware of the things they think, say or do and to follow the tenet of Rotary’s Four Way Test Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? naturalised persons or permanent residents, not just those from the Mud but anyone qualifying for a low cost lot.. While it is recognised that persons here on work permits should have adequate housing, they should not be granted the same privileges as for those here permanently. It has been suggested that funds be deducted from their salaries to pay for rental of adequate housing, stated Mr. Campbell. A deadline will be given and a grace period allowed after which time houses still remaining in the Mud and Pigeon Pea will be demolished. CentralFrom Page 21 Last week Friends of the Environment’s Office Manager, Mrs. Anita Knowles, accepted a check from Mrs. Joyce Coleby-Riviere, manager of the Royal Bank of Canada, for its sponsorship of January’s Abaco Science Alliance Conference. The sponsorship allowed Friends to invite all of the Abaco teachers and students to attend the conference for free. Over 100 students and teachers took Friends and Royal Bank up on the offer. Students and teachers from S.C. Bootle High School, the Man-O-War and Hope Town primary schools, Forest Heights Academy, Agape Christian School, St. Francis de Sales School, Abaco Central High and teachers from Abaco Primary all were in attendance. Both Friends and Royal Bank believed that having the students and teachers in attendance was an important part of making the conference a success. Both teachers and students learned a lot from the conference, and many of the students will now have the opportunity to work with the scientists in the future. Yale scientist, Craig Layman, has already taken students from Forest Heights Academy into the field as part of the preparation for the tidal creek restoration project he is working on with Friends. Many of the students who attended wrote thank you letters to Royal Bank, appreciative of the opportunity to attend and learn about the science that is happening in their own backyard.Friends and Royal Bank Partner to Provide Opportunity to Schools Heritage Day Hope TownMarch 3 • 10 1:30

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Page 26 The Abaconian March 1, 2006 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseIsland-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053Grand CayRosie’s Place352-5458Green Turtle CayCocobay Cottages6 cott365-5464 Island 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 Villas365-5028 Ward’s Landing4 units 904-982-2762Hope 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 villas366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121Man-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 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 People in the NewsBook on Bush Medicine Published by Local TeacherBy Portia Jonsson Bush Medicine in Bahamian Folk Tradition is a new book on bush medicine published by veteran teacher, Mrs. Martha Hanna-Smith of Abaco Central High School. The book helps to preserve the practice of using plants for medicinal purposes in Bahamian culture handed down from generation to generation. African slaves brought this tradition to The Bahamas, and it is still widely used today. Bahamians use herbs and plants to cure everything from sunburns to insomnia. Bush medicine gained importance in the Family Islands where doctors were rarely available. Mrs. Smith grew up in Delectable Bay, Acklins, drinking bush tea and aloe every morning. Her parents did not see the need in spending money for medicine while there were plants readily available, free and all natural. As a young girl growing up, she was always fascinated with bush medicine; but it was not until she came across a book on the subject by the late Leslie Higgs that it prompted her to delve further and learn more. She has worked on her book for over five years and the 66-page handbook features over 80 plants found throughout The Bahamas and their uses, a quick reference photo index – from Aloe to Wild Rice and an ailment index and its remedies – from Appetite (lack of) to Worms (In Children), which have all been tried and proven effective. Mrs. Smith says more and more doctors today are now turning to bush medicine to treat patients, like Dr. Michael Ingraham, who states in her book that he has been using bush medicine (herbs) for the last 20 years as an integral part of his practice. Mrs. Smith desires to carry out further research on this topic with one of the objectives being to see if Bahamians can arrive at standardized pharmaceutical formulas for at least some of the various plants. She is extremely pleased that she persevered and that her book Bush Medicine in Bahamian Folk Tradition ” is now a reality.Bottle Brings MessageA bottle with a message has been found, this time near Carlton Point. The message was written by a high school student from Tampa. He had thrown the bottle in the water at the mouth of Tampa Bay in a science experiment. He is now a student at University of Florida in Gainesville. The message did not have a date so it is probably between one and five years that it was floating. The bottle was found by Bill and Jackie Bowen and Merrill and Diana Givens, both couples second home owners of Treasure Cay.Sandy Point Man Records CDJason Roberts has just released a single of his music entitled I’ll Fly Away. This is his first solo recording although he has been part the group from Sandy Point that has produced two CD’s previously The group CD’s proved to be very popular and were even sold overseas.News of the TouchtonsBro. Kenneth Touchton recently had surgery to have one of his legs amputated. If anyone would like to send him cards of get well wishes, the address is Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Touchton, P.O. Box 60930, Palm Bay, FL 32906-0930. He and his wife, Joyce, devoted many years to the children of Marsh Harbour and surrounding towns. Many of those now grown-up will remember them both very fondly from their school days at the Touchton School.College Students Do WellSeveral of our college students have made outstanding records for themselves at Florida Southern College. Three Abaco students are on the Dean’s List for the fall semester. They have a GPA between 3.7 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale while carrying 12 or more credit hours. They are Amanda Meagan Sawyer, a senior and daughter of Trevor and Jennifer Sayer of Cherokee Sound; Jamie Jordan Benjamin, a senior and a daughter of Derek and Terry Benjamin of Marsh Harbour; and Jamal Roosevelt McIntosh, a senior and the son of Roosevelt and Belinda McIntosh of Marsh Harbour. Florida Southern College is a liberal arts college in Lakeland, Florida, offering majors in 38 undergraduate majors. Mrs. Martha Hanna-Smith of Abaco Central High School has published Bush Medicine In Bahamian Folk Tradition, a book about the historical use of natural plants used for medicinal purposes She has abeen interested in bush medicine since she was a child. She is the wife of the District Superintendent, Ministry of Education, Mr. Rudolph Smith. Barefoot Man ReturnsThe 5th annual Barefoot Man Beach Concert is slated for March 5th at Nippers. George (Barefoot Man) Nowak and his band of merry-makers will be performing all their popular Bahama tunes and, of course, songs from his latest CD. The event draws huge crowds and by the concert weekend most boat slips and rooms are sold out on Guana Cay. The Barefoot Man who makes his home on Grand Cayman, makes several trips here each year and considers Abaco his second home his daughter lives on Green Turtle Cay Performing with Barefoot will be Sea n’ B and Bahamian singer Stone McEwan. See you there. Remember to Buckle Up

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 Dive Shops Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour.........367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh H.367-2963 Froggies, Hope Town................... 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay....365-8465 Treasure C. Adventures................365-8111 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay.......365-4411 Dive Guana..................................365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Bikes & Scooters • Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4655 Donnie’s Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cas’s Carts........................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury’ s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 9+ 10:45+ Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:15 9:45+ 11:30+Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am 12:15 pm2:30* (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* (M-Sat) 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45am‡ 10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30Same day fare Adult oneway $15 / Round Trip $20 Kids 6-11 half fare Free under 6‡ From Union Jack Dock Except holidays + Hope Town late trips Fri & Sat only Green T urtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $12 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time Pinder ’ s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean’s Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLean’s Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Between Sandy Point & Nassau under 4 Hr. Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Call Sandy Point 366-4119 or Marsh H.367-5250 Vehicles & freight accepted 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 15 Feb 06Compliments 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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Page 28 The Abaconian March 1, 2006 #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. CROSSING ROCKS#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 upŽ. 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 upŽ! 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 CreekŽ, western boundry runs 120', eastern boundary 133'. Serious inquiries only, please.EASTERN SHORES #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.#10195: One acre Atlantic Ocean front home site adjacent to Orchid Bay. Lovely high rock shore and nice 20 plus elevations. Superb views of the coast to north and south and just 150 from beach access. Densly vegetated, nature coppice and native trees. License to use area that has been set aside for dockage on Sea of Abaco $641,000. GUANA CAY #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. $135,000.MURPHY TOWN BAHAMA PALM SHORES #9934. SouthwindŽ. 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.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.BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND SWEETINGS VILLAGE UNDER OFFER UNDER OFFER UNDER OFFER UNDER OFFER UNDER OFFER UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED REDUCEDGUANA CAY #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 NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! #10202: Gorgeous, generously-sized home site on Eight Mile Bay beach. Encompassing approx. 1.7. acres of nicely elevated land. Thickly treed with native hardwoods. Wonderful views, wide sugar sand beach and community offers underground utilities, telephone and internet access $615,000. BAHAMA PALM SHORES #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. $422,000 NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! NEW!! BAHAMA PALM SHORES#10181. Super Bahamian style two-story home on Guana Cay. Concrete block on the ground floor & frame above. An 8 wide wrap-around deck for great views! Main living area on second level with two bedrooms, full bath & shower, modern kitchen all amenities, open living, dining areas. Ground floor has bedroom & bath, a 13,000 gallon water cistern & utility/storage area. Includes 5500 watt gas backup generator, golf cart, tools $512,500. REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED #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.BAHAMA PALM SHORES UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT

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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 5, MARCH 1st, 2006 Hope T. Celebrates Heritage DaySeminar Focused on Forest HealthScientists Studied Results of Controlled Burn on Pine WoodsEarly in February a team composed of various U.S. and Bahamian government and NGO organizations worked together, first in Florida, then moved to Abaco on February 9 to review data on fires in the pine forest. Approximately 20 foresters, biologists and other scientists in allied fields converged in Marsh Harbour to share their data and spend some time in the woods. Forest fire strategies and results of recent controlled fire studies and practical applications in the forest were studied. Friends of the Environment gave logistical assistance and provided a base location for the program on Abaco. Morning presentations in Marsh Harbour were February 11 and 12 in classroom settings. Field trips were made in the afternoons. A Saturday trip went south to the prescribed burn area near the Abaco National Park and then into the Cross Harbour area. On Sunday afternoon the group visited the horse preserve in North Abaco and ventured into a near virgin woodland area. Fire is now understood to be a natural part of the health of the forest. Small fires on a regular basis are healthy. The fires keep the Please see Workshop Page 2 By Jennifer Hudson Road checks were carried out by the police on Don McKay Boulevard and Queen Elizabeth Drive at approximately 7 p.m. on February 17. A total of 20 persons were reprimanded for a variety of traffic offences, including having only one headlight, no brake lights, shattered windshields, unlicensed vehicles, uninspected vehicles, and an uninsured vehicle. These persons will be summonsed to appear before the Magistrates Court and required to pay a fine. There are no fixed penalty notices here as in Nassau, whereby an offender is given a ticket and can pay the fine without going to court. ASP Miller, Abaco’s Chief of Police, says that he is trying to get the fixed penalty notice system in place in Abaco.Police Conduct Traffic ChecksThe K & S corner in Marsh Harbour was the scene of a traffic check on February 17. Many infractions of the law were found with those people having to show up in court. A visit to the horse preserve in North Abaco interested a group of scientists and others who are studying the pine forests. Th ey walked to an area of nearly virgin woods where the trees were somewhat larger trees than normally seen. Water and Sewerage Corporation employees recently measured the roads in Cherokee Sound as part of the information needed for government to put in water pipes through the community. Cherokee Sound is dependant on wells which frequently have water of questionable quality. Mr. Peter de Savary has offered to supply water to the town when government puts in the necessary infrastructure which will involve digging up concrete roads. Extending water through the community of Cherokee will now depend the Ministry of Works but no schedule has been announced for this work. Repairing the roads will also have to be scheduled.Cherokee Gets Measured for WaterHope Town’s Heritage Day, a function of the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum, is always a treat with residents in authentic period costumes and activities to please everyone. Presentations include historical and interesting anecdotes from the past. It is a good occasion to meet friends seldom seen from other islands and make new ones. The Museum will be open with new exhibits and an extensive shell collection. It is a fun occasion to pick up a wealth of local history. This year Heritage Day will be celebrated on March 3 and will feature a talks on historic architecture, boat building and bush medicine. There will demonstations of May Pole plaiting and sculling and a beautifl knee contest. A wood carver will have a display of items many from local woods. Lunch and refreshments are available. The Barefoot Man Will Perform at Nippers March 5

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Page 2 B The Abaconian March 1, 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. 1 Feb 061 234 Beach Walk is a 3/2 home in the settlement of Guana Cay. Just steps to the beach. Call Today Tilloo Sea to Sea 1107 Great new price on over 3 acres of bay and oceanfront land. Unlimited possibilities. Guana hillside home 1251 Two bedroom home with spacious patios overlooking the Atlantic and The Sea of Abaco. Great price Call today We are a small ompany, big on service, and based on honesty and trust. Watching Bay near Cherokee Sound offering lots starting at $35,500. Beach access for all lots. underbrush in check and prevent the young hardwoods from expanding into the pine forest. Dead limbs and forest debris are eliminated by the regular fires which keep the fires to a smaller less-damaging size. It is the regular occurrence of the fires, on threeto seven-year cycles, that keep the pine forest intact. Without the fires, the coppice growth around the forest edges would encroach and become the dominant species. The pine forest would eventually disappear. Massive fires, as might be experienced after a severe hurricane with downed trees creating a huge fire load, can be very destructive to the forest. An interesting fact emerged that normal fires do not severely impact the nesting parrots. Instruments showed that the fire passing over the nest entrances did not raise the nest temperature of any consequence. In fact, carbon monoxide levels fell in the nest cavities as the fire passed above. Smoke samples were taken from the nesting cavities during the burn exercise and these samples will be analyzed in the lab. However, lab analysis will not resolve the parrots’ tolerance or annoyance level to the smoke. It was noted that the parrots and the fires have co-existed for centuries. It is possible that the below-ground nests offer more fire protection than conventional nests in trees. These studies are continuing with major players being the following: • Chris Bergh, The Nature Conservancy, Florida Keys • Joe O’Brien, Forest Service, US. Dept. of Agriculture • Frank Lowenstein, The Nature Conservancy, N.E. U.S. and Caribbean • Dr. Ronald Meyers, The Nature Conservancy, Senior Fire Ecologist • Dr. James Snyder, Fire Ecology Researcher, U.S. Geological Survey • Dale Wade, Fire Researcher, U.S. Forest Service • Christopher Russell, Senior Forest Officer, Bahamas Dept. of Lands and Surveys • David Knowles, Abaco Agriculture Officer, Bahamas Department of Agriculture • Randolph Burrows, Bahamas National Trust Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas About 20 scientists, foresters, government officials and environmentalists concluded a seminar on Abaco. The workshop had begun in Miami and followed up with field trips on Abaco. They were interested in the results of the controlled burns that have been done near the Abaco National Park. WorkshopFrom Page 1 Group Studied Fire Effects and Health of Pine Woods Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe to The Abaconian Today

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 B Nassau: 242.322.2305 Lyford Cay:242.362.4211 Marsh Harbour:242.367.5046 Hope To wn:242.366.0163 Treasure Cay:242.477.5821 Elbow Cay Properties:242.366.0569 Lubbers Quarters Cay:242.366.3143 Eleuthera & Harbour Is:242.332.2820Damianos Sothebys International RealtySIRbahamas.com Head Office, Nassau: t 242.322.2305 f 242.322.2033 George Damianos, CRS, CIPSgeorge.damianos@sothebysrealty.com TREASURE CAY WATERFRONTPrime development. Ten acre property with 460 feet waterfront, including a 120 foot beach. Four Bed 2 Bath cottages. Dev elopment potential as a marina, resort or fishing lodge. Price upon request. #2407 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY NEAR THE BEACH RUBYS LOVEŽ Comfortable 3 Bed, 2 Bath family home 5 minutes from Treasure Cays world famous white powder sandy beach. Needs some TLC but is fully furnished. $205,000. #3028 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 GREEN TURTLE CAY WATERFRONT Beautiful lot overlooking Coco Bays tranquil harbour. A dredged channel to an exisiting dock is a great bonus for the avid boater. Perfect for your future vacation home! $650,000. #3031 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY NEAR THE BEACH CARIBE Ž With just a 3 minute walk to fabulous Treasure Cay beach, this 3 Bed, 2 Bath home features landscaped property and a spacious master bedroom $215,000. #2841 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT SANDY SHORESŽ Beautifully laid out 3 Bed 2.5 Bath family home. This two storey home features an elevator and spacious living areas. Enjoy panoramic 360 degree views and serene ambience. $1,700,000. #2934 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT CASTLE ROCKŽ Nestled amid palm trees and tropical foliage is this 4 Bed 4 Bath home with heated fresh water swimming pool. World famous location. Excellent rental history. US$1,700,000. #3029 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY SEA VIEWS HILLTOP ESTATESŽ Hilltop 3 Bed 2 Bath home located 60 feet above sea level with scenic views. The five acre property features hundreds of fruit bearing trees, hillside cottage and double carport. $650,000. #2115 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY N N N N NEAR EAR EAR EAR EAR THE THE THE THE THE B B B B BEA EA EA EA EA CH CH CH CH CHHOMESWEETHOMEŽ Package deal with 2 deeded parcels of land. 1 vacant lot & a spacious 2 Bed, 2 Bath home on the other lot, together 1/2 acre. Fully furnished & with A/C, heating, & ceiling fans. $350,000. #3032 Stan Sawyer 242. 477.5821 TREASURE CAY WATER VIEWS CROSSWINDSŽ 4 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 TILLOO CAY WATERFRONT HUNKALOOŽ Beautiful waterfront property with 2 Bed 2 Bath home & a 1 bed 1bath guest house. Two + acres that are Sea to Sea with protected docking on the Sea of Abaco. $995,000. #2724 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 TREASURECAY WATER VIEWS GARDEN VILLA 675Ž Charming 2 beds 2 Bath villa on a corner lot, just one minute from beautiful Treasure Cay beach. Great rental oppurtunity or family retreat. Community pool. Very private. $300,000. #3072 Stan Sawyer 242. 477.5821 TILLOO CAY WATERFRONT TILLOO DREAMŽ 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 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY SEAVIEWS SIROCCOŽ This 4 Bed, 3 Bath home overlooks beautiful gardens with the bluegreen Sea of Abaco in the distance. Central A/C, tile throughout with cypress tongue & groove. US$1,850,000. #3125 Jane Patterson:242.366.0035 SUGAR LOAF CAY WATERFRONT PARROT POINTŽ Unique 4.96 acre property. Private marina with 278 lineal feet of dock space. 5 water cisterns, electricity, telephone, furnished main house & guest cottage. US$4,000,000. #2817 GeorgeDamianos: 242.362.4211 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY OCEAN VIEWS SILVER PLUMEŽ Charming 2 Bed, 2 Bath home with cozy pine interior & tiled floors throughout. .4098 acre property has lots of room for additions or garden. Dock & beach access steps away. $800,000. #2649 Jane Patterson:242.366.0035 TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT SEAGRAPESŽ World famous location. Beautiful residence with awesome ocean views. Professionally decorated featuring 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, open concept kitchen, & living rooms -ideal for entertaining. $3,500,000. #2887 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT SERENITY HOUSEŽ Modern 5,600 sq.ft. 2 storey 4 Bed 4.5 Bath CBS home. Incredible ocean views from every room. 2 expansive lots with 290 ft. oceanfront. Newly refurbished, immaculate turn-key estate. $4,900,000. #1660 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 SUGAR LOAF CAY WATERFRONT Parrot PointŽ Unique 4.96 acre property. Private marina with 278 linear 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 NEW LISTING

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Page 4 B The Abaconian March 1, 2006 A b a c o R e a l E s t a t e A g e n c yAbacos Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate AgencyContact Bill Thompson 477-5712 Lil Bill Albury or Elaine ThompsonABACO REAL ESTATEP.O.Box AB20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-2719 Fax: (242) 367-2359 www.abacobahamas.com lMARSH HARBOUR LISTINGS l lSOUTH ABACO LISTINGS l CONTACT :EDMUND PINDER: 365-5181 or BILL THOMPSON: 367-2719P.O.Box AB20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-2719 lFax: (242) 367-2359 l www.abacobahamas.comWATCHING BAY, CHEROKEENewŽ Subdivision, limited number of investor lots available. Interior lots from $48,000 Ocean view lots from $120,000 grossOLD KERR2 miles south of Bahama Palm Shores 10.8 acres, Great elevations $165,000 gross BAHAMAPALM SHORES6 Interior lots from $25,000LONG BEACH2 Interior lots from $55,000YELLOW WOOD CREEK1.6 Acre lot w/226on the ocean overlooking Winding Bay $450,000 GrossYELLOW WOOD CREEK1.17 Acre Hilltop lot Winding Bay $300,000 GrossSANDYPOINT5 Acres near airport $100,000 grossSANDYPOINT2 Beachfront Lots $89,900 each lGUANA CAY l lGUANA CAYUnique Business Opportunitiesl lHOPE TOWN lLUBBERS lTILLOO CAY lORCHID BAY1.07 acre lot 144waterfront on Sea of Abaco $849,000GUANABEACH FRONTLarge beach front lot 300 yards NE of Nippers $495,000 gross 2 / 2 HOUSE IN SETTLEMENTGreat location 150 yards to beach Next to Batelco & School 21,000+ lot nice 2 / 2 house $585,000 gross3 VACANT LOTSLocated in settlement next to Batelco 1) 8251 sq. ft. 2) 7922 sq. ft. $160,000 each 3) 7593 sq. ft.2 VACANT LOTSDolphin Beach Estates, side-by-side lots, Great Sea of Abaco views, each lot 33,500 sq. ft., $200,000 each1 VACANT LOT10,400+ sq. ft. great views, near Boat Harbour, $125,000SEASHORE VILLAS3 Town Houses, each 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, Living & Dining room, full kitchen, tv, vcr, cd player, satellite, all central a/c, fresh water swimming, pool, deck & Gazebo. Fully furnishedHARBOUR VIEW HAVENTop floor; 2 bedrooms with Queen Beds, 1 bathroon, one single room with futon, full kitchen, living room, Dining room, full balcony. One single unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bath & futon. These 2 units can open into one. Central A/C, T.V. Satellite, VCR, & CD Player, Ground floor; 1 bedroom with Queen bed, 1 bath, ground floor office, Cistern 48,000 gallon. Exclusive Listing by Appointment only @ B$1,750,000SUNRISE COTTAGE2 Bedroom 2 bath, fully equiped kitchen, Central A/C., Satellite TV., CD Player For more photos and information on this business please see www.guanacayvillas.comThis amazing Guana Cay 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home is built on a 50,730 sq. ft. lot with 130 ft of protected waterfront. Ideal spot to build your own private dock. Located on the water between the settlement & Blue Water Grill. Construction & finish work are of the highest quality available. Beautifully landscaped with manicured gardens and flowers. Generator house with standby generator and r/o water system. This home is beautifully furnished and is turn-keyŽ. Must be seen to be appreciated. By appointment only.Ž B$2,875,000 Gross. (Exclusive of 1/2 Stamp Tax and Purchases own legal fees)EXCLUSIVE LISTING BYAPPOINTMENT ONLYŽ@ B$3,600,000Located on the waterfront in the center of Guana Cay Harbour, Business comprises of:-For more photos and information on this business, please see www.guanacayvillas.comHOPE TOWN50waterfront 300deep in Hope Town Harbour on Back Creek $570,000 grossLUBBERS2 acres 115waterfront $600,000 grossCOMMERCIALLOTnear Spooners Dept. Store $150,000COMMERCIALBUILDINGacross from Golden Grouper $520,000REGATTAS OF ABACO2/2 fully furnished $276,000 2/2 fully furnished $286,000ROYALHARBOURLarge Interior Lot $165,000SUNRISE BAYonly 9 lots remain in this beautiful subdivision from $142,000CROSSING BEACH AREA3/4 acre 138waterfront $365,000CENTRALPINES ESTATESLarge Interior Lot 15,690 sq $29,500SINGLE FAMILYHOME2 bed 1 bath next to Abaco Hardware $120,000BUSTIC BAY5 minutes north of Marsh Harbour 2 1/2 acre lots w/ 100waterfront each $89,000GIFT SHOPCentral A/C, Ice Cream Freezer, soda cooler, chest freezer, bathroomLAUNDROMAT5 Washers & 5 Dryers, bathroomSTORAGE BUILDING22,000 Gallon Gistern, r/o water maker, Ice Maker, 3 Big Chest Freezers, Central A/C., 100kw GeneratorDOCK250 ft. x 8 ft wide dock & 2 beah cabanas, Great marina potential. TILLOO CAYHappy Cats, nestled on 3 acres of Sea to Sea property with private dock, Fresh water, swimming pool,4 bed 3 bath 3,380 sq. ft.Home, central a/c standby generator, Caretakers cottage, 5,500 gallon cisterns $1,650,000 gross U N D E R C C O N T R A C T

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 B Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayIncredible hilltop home named for the ancient Tamarind tree that stands proudly surrounded by the breezey wraparound verandah. Beautiful, fully furnished 2 bed 2 bath home with one bedroom apartment and one acre of land in very private Lucayos Subdivision. Awesome view of the Sea of Abaco. Community dock steps away. Only minutes from Marsh Harbour & Elbow Cay, there are two 80 x 125 choice lots available. Identical in size & price, both lots can boast picturesque sunsets, & views of the Sea of Abaco. There is soon to be dockage close by. Roads are in great condition, & this desirable location is walking distance from the local restaurant. Tahiti Beach is a skiff ride across. Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters #2200 & #2201 $70,0002 lots available each lot priced atNEW LISTING! FEATURED PROPERTY NEW LISTING! Casuarina PointEXCLUSIVE 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.$6,200,000Sits on a double lot with over 150' canal frontage. Hardy panel exterior, concrete base, Very well constructed. The interior needs to be completed to new the owners specifications. 10ft ceilings, large walk-in master closet. Decking out back, very private. 1 floor, no garage. brand new, never lived in. This is the "Bone Fishing Capital" of Abaco #2226 $462,000Beautiful 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 Ekali Estates is a magnificent commercial property, situated on 463 ft of beachfront, with a private 60 ft dock. This vast estate is home to 7 vacation rental properties including 5 upscale villas & 1 cozy cottage. With only 1/3 of the 7 available acres of property developed, the Estate offers lots of room to expand. An excellent investment property & is currently being operated with very little overhead, hence is strictly a profit making venture. Ekali lies in a lush tropical setting on the Sea of Abaco. Beautifully landscaped & laden with mature fruit trees, one can marvel at the spectacular views & sunsets from this choice location. You can find further details of each of the 6 properties that make up Ekali' at www.grahamrelestate.com choose by reference number, MLS #1883. This unique island estate is spectacular, must be seen to be appreciated!#1883 Ekali Estates' Elbow CayThis magnificent property is comprised of three lots. A gorgeous 2 bed, 2 bath cottage w/ all new quality furniture, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, computer, television & new laundry facilities. The house also has new septic, cistern, IPE decking, & new hurricane windows.The entire house has also been re-roofed. Must be seen to truly appreciate all of its wonderful features. Clifford Sawyer House' Hope Town #2147 $692,000

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Page 6 B The Abaconian March 1, 2006 Abaco ExpressProviding U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 • 561-689-1010 www.cherokeeair.com ARAWAK AGENCYC U S T O M S B R O K E R S Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It AllŽ School NewsSchool and Urban Renewal Challenge GirlsBy Portia Jonsson Central Abaco Primary School and Urban Renewal of Abaco have teamed up to challenge all the girls in grades 3-6 at the school to read as many books, magazines, stories and newspaper articles as they can and submit a report on each one. The challenge, spearheaded by Mrs. Coral Johnson, teacher and librarian at the school, began on February 1st and will continue until February 28th. Because February is known as the “Love Month” the girls were asked to read about love and the parents invited to get involved and encourage their daughters in this reading challenge. At the launch of the challenge on February 1st Ms. Elaine Martinborough, Officer In Charge-Department of Urban Renewal on Abaco, spoke to the students on the importance of reading. They heard that reading is the key to all learning, and children who are good readers get off to a good start in school. They were also told that children who are confident about reading have a positive attitude toward learning, and those who read with their families develop a love of reading that lasts a lifetime. Ms. Martinborough further advised that reading is important because it helps us speak and write properly. Before you can start speaking and writing English properly you have to learn how things are said in English. Reading is a good way to develop your English; and if you read a few books, you will see that your English would be much better. She warned them that if they only read when their teacher told them to, they would not make any progress. She challenged them to take charge of their reading and read on their own because reading will dramatically improve their English. Parents were also given the challenge to make reading fun, read everyday, set an example, talk about books, listen to their child read aloud, create their own library at home and know what their children like Ms. Elaine Martinborough, Officer in charge of Urban Renewal on Abaco, talked to students at Central Abaco Primary School on February 1st about the importance of reading. An All Girls Reading Challenge was launched at the school for the entire month of February. to read. Helping our children 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.Abaco Central High SchoolAbaco Central High School prepares for inter-house sports. The Arawaks, Caribs, Lucayans and Tainos are ready to go at it once again at Inter-house Sports scheduled Grade 5 students of St. Frances de Sales Catholic School spend time reading every day after lunch. The class teacher, Mrs. Diehl, believes that reading enhances every subject a child takes. It is evident when students reads regularly because they perform well in all subjects in school. She stated that students should read for at least 20 minutes each night. It will greatly enhance their performance. She encourages parents to read to their children from when they are young and to buy them books so that when they get older, they will love reading. Please see School Page 9

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 B LEISURE LEE:Canal Front Home"(Ref #214) 2 bedroom 2 bath single story CBS construction home, open living/kitchen on the end of a finger canal, tile floors, central A/C, low maintenance, 50 of bulkhead canal front with deep water and dock, fully furnished, includes vehicle. Close to beach access $465,000.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.Waterfront LotŽ(Ref #479) Large Lot, with a generous 16,345 sq. ft.., overlooking the flats of Bone Fish Creek, deep water channel and a 108 feet of frontage. Water, electricity, telephone & DSL available, beach access privileges. Price: $100,000LITTLE 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.BAHAMA 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.Great Abaco Residential LotŽ(Ref#493) Select residential lot in Great Abaco Club, 7,750 sq. ft. in size, fing4r dock for 25 vessel, direct access to Sea of Abaco, gated community, all utilities available, use of all resort amenities, close to restaurants, shops, etc $425,000.SOUTH ABACO:Long Beach Ocean ViewŽ(Ref#349) Two choice adjoing corner lots with great elevation, cleared with views of the Atlantic Ocean and the marls to the South, walking distance to beach, quiet neighborhood. Price $59,175 each. 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.Galleon Bay Canal Lot"(Ref #422) Prime Canal Front cleared lot totaling 10,295 s/f and 88+ feet of protected canal water frontage situated on the wide expanse of pictureque Galleon Bay, quick access to the Sea of Abaco. Great price. $275,000."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.Residential Inland LotŽ(Ref #442) Choice residential lot on paved Flamingo Drive, located just one block from Ocean Blvd. 10,000 s/f & 80 on the road. All utilities are available at the property boundary, including TV & DSL. Price $45,000. We Exceed Client Expectations!www.abacoestateservices.comPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. Phone: (242) 365.8752Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS1st March, 2006 for February 16th-17th at the school field. The Arawaks won house sports last year with the Caribs and Tainos close behind. However, Caribs predict that they will win by a landslide this year. Coaches at the school are Patrice Charles and Charles Poitier. Practice is held every day after school on the school grounds.Female Track and Field Star Wins GoldBy Samantha V. Evans Thirteen year old Zinnia Miller won a gold metal in the high jump at the Trackers Club Track and Field meet in Nassau over the weekend of January 28th, 2006. The record for this event is 1.52m and she jumped 1.50m, a mere smidgens away from breaking a record. A few weeks before this event, she won a bronze metal in the 400m at Neymour’s Classics in Freeport. Zinnia stated that she has been running since age six and remembers winning her first metal while in grade three at May Star in Freeport. So far she has won some 1213 metals ranging from gold to bronze. Besides high jump, which is her best event, she also runs the 400m and the 200m. Presently she is preparing for the Carifta Games which will be held over the summer of this year. Her aim is to win the gold in all of her events. She attributes her success to her hard work and determination, as well as the inspiration from her parents Robert and Sophia Miller. Her coach is Mr. Jerry Wisdom, who ran in the Olympic Games years ago. He ensures that she is physically as well as mentally prepared for each event. Besides being a great athlete, one of her teachers, Senora Brown, stated that she is an excellent student, kind, loving and pleasant. She makes mainly A’s in all of her classes. Zinnia wants to encourage other youth who are thinking about becoming a track star like she is that to win all of these metals, you must be prepared to work very hard and to keep up your training even when you do not win your event. She plans to continue her pursuit of track and field until she gets to college. She is looking to receive a scholarship to attend college so that she can make it to the Olympic Games one day. A grade 8 student at More School News SchoolFrom Page 6 Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour on Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Please see School Page 10 The first sporting event for Abaco Central High School, the road race, was held on February 10th beginning at Central Abaco Primary School. The race began at 9:45 a.m. with approximately 16 long distance runners. Twenty minutes after the race got started the first runner completed the road race and made one lap around the school track. The winner of this event was Arawak House.

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Page 10 B The Abaconian March 1, 2006WINDWARD 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: info@treasurecayrealestate.comMember 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 I 3 bed / 3 bath upper end unit, 12’ wide slip with boat lift, includes golf cart. $553,500 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 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB 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 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 $50,000 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Pool side / garden location 2 bed / 2 bath $369,000 Second row beach with direct ocean access. Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special features. MUST SEE $553,500 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 2 bed / 2 bath, end unit, extra features, never rented $212,000 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 UNDER CONTRACTSt. Frances de Sales, she has already started looking through college brochures to get an idea of what she needs to do to prepare to make her dream a reality. She would love to attend a Christian college because she lives in a Christian home and wants to maintain that standard of living in her life. Zinnia Miller is a great inspiration for young people all across Abaco.Two Schools Begin Award ProgramBy Samantha V. Evans Forest Heights Academy and St. Frances de Sales School have recently started their units of the Governor General’s Youth Award Program at their schools under the leadership of Mr. Richards and Mr. Simon respectively. Mr. Richards is also the Island Coordinator for the Governor General program. The only other school to have a unit is S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper’s Town. That unit got started four years ago, and the students have already received their bronze level pin. The unit leaders for this group are Ms. Simone Baptiste and Mr. Kawalram. They have had many expeditions and in 2002 12 students went to seven islands on a mailboat. They have hiked everywhere from Grand Bahama to Inagua. They presently have 10 students in their unit. This award program teaches personal development for young people ages 14-25 years of age. It is an international award program that was originally called the Duke of Edinburgh Award but was renamed so that students could identify with the name. The aim of the program is to provide worthwhile volunteer activities, assist youth with personal development, help them help themselves and provide equal opportunities for all. There are four components of the proMore School News SchoolFrom Page 9 Please see School Page 11 Zinnia Miller won a gold metal in the high jump at the Trackers Club Track and Field meet in Nassau over the weekend of January 28th, 2006. She has won many medals as is shown here. She is hoping to compete in the Carifta Games to be held in the summer of 2006. Grades 4, 5 and 6 of Agape Christian School held their annual bike-a-thon on February 16th. Students, teachers and parents rode their bikes through the Central Pines Subdivision. This is just one of the ways the school raises funds throughout the year. Pictured are some of grade 4 students eager to “hit the road.”

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 Bgram: skill, physical recreation, service and adventurous journey. There are three levels that persons could aim to reach: gold, silver and bronze. To achieve each pin, a certain number of hours must be put in as well as a certain number of expeditions. An interview with Ms. Lauren Riviere, who recently moved back to Abaco from Nassau, revealed her role and expectations for the program here on Abaco. She has been involved with GGYA for the past seven More School News SchoolFrom Page 10 Please see School Page 12 On the afternoon of February 17th Long Bay School had its County Road Race as students ran their hardest to win one of the top three coveted medals. Pictured above are all of the winners. Junior Boys medals went to Donnell Pubin, first; Timothy Clarke, second; Alfredo Cornish, third; Junior Girls medals went to Tenajh Wilson, first; Leann Albury, second; Donise Fleures, third; High School Boys medals went to Justin Nottage, first; Elvano Burrows, second; Dino Bain, third; Senior Girls medals went to Kristin McIntosh, first; Alda Pierre, second; Dezelene Garcon, third. They also had a teachers’ race and the medals for this went to Ed Solijon, first; Marlon Carby, second; Ednal Collie, third. and a half years at Aquinas College in Nassau. Now that she is back on Abaco, she will assist with the structuring of the unit at St. Frances de Sales. She stated that the kids work at their own pace because this is not a competition. Levels achieved are based on personal improvement and achievement. When they meet the goals, they receive their award. She is excited about the number of students to sign up at St. Frances and Forest Height Academy; especially the good showing of males. She stated that in Nassau the kids were excited initially about the adventurous journey and camping, but when the other components of the program were introduced, some dropped out. She recommended that students are introduced to all components around the same time so that they will be aware of what is expected. She continued that these hours can also be used towards graduation community service hours. There is no pay involved when they serve the community. They usually volunteer after school or on the weekends. Over the weekend of February 18-19th the groups from Forest Heights and St. Frances de Sales will go on their first expedition as they work towards achieving their bronze award. They will depart from Forest Heights to Bahama Palm Shores main entrance. Students will commence the hike at 1p.m. at the highway entrance to CrossThe Ministry of Education, Abaco District held its annual Grade 4 Spelling Bee Competition of the 2005/06 academic school year on February 10th at the Learning Resource Centre in Marsh Harbour. Vying for the title of Top Speller were 24 students from 12 schools. Like any other competition, there can only be one winner and emerging victorious was Leandra Rolle of Agape Christian School. Second place went to Virgil Bain of J.A. Pinder Primary and Axcel Simmons Jr. of Cooper’s Town Primary received third place. From left to right: Virgil Bain, Leandra Rolle, Miss Laura, Agape Christian School Spelling Coach, and Grade 4 teacher and Axcel Simmons Jr.

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Page 12 B The Abaconian March 1, 2006 GENERAL CONTRA GENERAL CONTRA GENERAL CONTRA GENERAL CONTRA GENERAL CONTRA CT CT CT CT CT ORS & ORS & ORS & ORS & ORS & CONSTR CONSTR CONSTR CONSTR CONSTR UCTION MAN UCTION MAN UCTION MAN UCTION MAN UCTION MAN A A A A A GEMENT GEMENT GEMENT GEMENT GEMENTProfessional care of all building needs from start to finish We currently have job openings in Abaco for: Steel Fixers A minimum of three years experience required Contact Mr. Bernard Haynes at (242) 557 2550 for job applicationsCavalier Abaco Office:(242) 367 0664Contact Niels Wiethuchter or Tom Wallace for more informationCavalier Construction Company Ltd. Crawford Street P.O. Box N-8170 Nassau, Bahamas www.cavalierbahamas.comBuilding The Bahamas since 1956! 100’ waterfront with dock and great 3/2 home $399,000 Great value in a 3/2 centrally located family home $205,000 139’ of waterfront with 40 dock and substantial home $575,000 1 acre of pristine dockage property with boat ramp $125,000 1 acre properties on secluded and beautiful beachfront $208,500 @. Abaco AgentBill Thorndycraft & Sandra EvansSandra Evans Real Estate SalesPhone: (242) 367-0365 l Cell: (242) 357-6638www.AbacoAgent.comRealtors You Know And TrustBay Street, Abaco Bahamas AGAPE FAMILY DENTAL CENTRECall today for an appointmentAll emergencies and walk-in are welcome!Proverbs 3:5-6Tel : 242-367-4355/4 Fax: 242-367-2193 P.O.Box AB 20676 Don MacKay Blvd.Email: agapedental @batelnet.bsThe Dental SpecialistsDr. Therese M. Bonamy (full time)General Dentistry (Aesthetic, Restorative & ZOOM (Bleaching)Dr. Munir Rashad (Mar 3)Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon (Wisdom teeth)Dr. Antoine Clarke (Mar 16-17)Periodontics (Gum disease & implants)Dr. Woodley ThompsonOrthodontic (Braces) (Mar 9-10)Dental Hygiene Available More School Newsing Rocks. The expedition is designed to expose students to various aspects of outdoor activities example hiking, camping, exploring the countryside and moreover, building a spirit of cooperation/cohesiveness in achieving goals together. Accompanying the students on this expedition are Mr. Richards, Mr. Simon, Ms. Riviere, Mr. Ajero and a Defence Force Officer who serves on GGYA expedition panel.It’s Academic Time at Central Abaco PrimaryBy Portia Jonsson In an effort to help Grade 6 students prepare for their final exams, both by the Ministry and the school, a series of “It’s Academic” competitions are going on at the Central Abaco Primary School. This event, organized by sixth grade teacher Mrs. McQueen, is a joint venture with and sponsored by FirstCaribbean International Bank, Marsh Harbour branch. The competition has divided the students into four groups or houses – Grouper, Marlin, Flamingo and Yellow Elder. Employees of FirstCaribbean are also placed into one of the four houses. Mr. Bartlett, Bank Manager is in house Flamingo, which is currently in last place. Every Wednesday the students are prepped with questions from the Ministry of Education’s curriculum in the subject areas: mathematics, social studies, science and general knowledge. There are over 1500 questions. The competition, which “kicked off” the first week in JanuPlease see School Page 13 SchoolFrom Page 11 ary will culminate in the grand finale on March 29th. The house that wins will receive a floating trophy. Mrs. McQueen is looking forward to having this competition continued throughout the school for years to come and is fortunate to have FirstCaribbean Bank sponsor the event. The bank has provided the school with t-shirts, trophies, folders, pencils, photo-copying and audio-visual equipment. Presently, the groups’ standings are: Grouper 150 points, Yellow Elder 140 points, Marlin 130 points and Flamingo 100 points.Boys Club President Met with Urban RenewalBy Samantha V. Evans On February 7th Mr. Samuel Rolle and Ms. Elaine Martinborough met to discuss the formation of the Boys Club in Abaco. Mr. Rolle has run the Boys Club of The Bahamas in Nassau since 1989 so he has a wealth of knowledge that he can share with the organizers of a Boys Club for Abaco. Ms. Martinborough heads the Urban Renewal office on Abaco.

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 B OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIES TIES TIES TIES TIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 • Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs • www.oceanblueproperties.comSales, Rentals and Property ManagementON GREEN TURTLE CAY: New Listing! Business project for sale! Four lots surveyed off with electricity already in. 3,670 to 5,016 sq. ft. parcels. Builidng plans already passed for a single family home on each lot. The first home on the fifth lot is already sold. Property is located close to two beaches and a major resort in an up and coming residential neighborhood. Trailer of building materials included. B$350,000 with all closing costs in. New listing! Striking furnished block construction, 3 1/2 bath 4 bedroom home on beautiful Coco Bay with private dock appointed with water, electricity and air. Large turning basin. Dredged designated channel. 6’ draft at low tide. 11,941 sq. ft. of land with 100’ on the water. Central A/C. 18,000 gallons cistern. Satellite TV. Telephone. Reverse Osmosis system. W/D, 2,300 sq. ft. of interior living space with 2,500 sq. ft. of screened porch and decks. Three minutes walk to beach. $1,740,000 with all closing costs in. New listing! 75’ x 181’ lot in Coco Bay just a few steps to the beach. Telephone and electric lines at site. Good elevation. Residential area near public dock and major resort. B$108,000 with all closing costs in. New listing! Seven lots for sale near two major beaches; a public dock and a major resort. 8,000 sq. ft to 14,134 sq, ft, B$158,600 to B$244,000. with all closing costs in. New listing! Five lots for sale in quiet high end residential Coco bay area within walking distance of three major beaches and a resort. Lush wooded land. 10,000 to 19,000 sq. ft. B$78,000 to $183,000 with all closing costs in. New listing! Family estate located on Gillam Bay and Black Sound consisting of one two story furnished house with three bedrooms; three baths; two kitchens and two living areas. Sits on rise of land with spectacular views of both Gillam Bay and Black Sound. 1.67 acres. Two vehicles. 2 car garage. Caretaker’s cottage with one bedroom and one bath. House has 120' dock on Black Sound in hurricane sheltered waters. 3.9 acres of property with 340' of beachfront on Gillam Bay. Estate can be sold as two parcels. $1.99 million for 2 story house. $3 million for beachfrout parcel. Viewing by appointment only. New listing! 118 feet of beachfront on north end of Bight O Bay. 174' deep. 1/3 acre. Gorgeous beach cove lot with stunning views of Atlantic Ocean. $620,000 (all closing costs included) New listing! Waterfront lot on Coco Bay. Dock to be decked over with 10' draft protected during storms. A few steps and you are on Coco Bay Beach. Outstanding water views. 12,000 sq. ft. $650,000 plus 7% to close. New listing! 90' of beachfront on south end of Bight O Bay. 560' deep. One acre of spectacular white sandy beach. $840,000 (all closing costs in) New listing! Two newly constructed three bedroom, two bath 40x36 furnished cottages plus porch on approximately one-half acre of land each on the Atlantic Ocean beach on the north end of the island. “Conch Shell” and “Conch Pearl” are landscaped and feature an 18’ vaulted living room ceiling; 9,000 gallon rain water tank; and a ground floor store room for golf cart storage. Use of shared private dock on Coco Bay included. Dock has 4 1/2 ft. draft at low tide. Just 75 yards off shore is an incredible snorkeling reef. Amenities include: Central A/C; W/D; hand painted cabinets by local artist; and storm shutters. $1.55 million each (closing costs included) For the discerning buyer seeking privacy and a secluded location. Two bedroom three bath furnished Bahamian style home overlooking Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Good elevation. 30,000 gallon cistern. Dock with sling on Bluff Harbour. 2 acres with over 1,000 feet of shoreline. Gazebo to watch the sunsets. $3 million gross. Four unit furnished income-producing building with views of Coco Bay and use of shared private dock. $700,000 plus 7% to close. Three bedroom two bath newly constructed home in residential area overlooking green space and pond. Jacuzzi. A/C throughout. Fully fitted out kitchen. Vaulted ceilings throughout. Large decks. Screened porch. Landscaped. 1/4 acre. Close to town and within walking distance of Ocean beach. B$660,000 North End: Stunning three bedroom two bath home block construction home with fireplace. Outstanding views of Atlantic Ocean. 35' high elevation. Spacious screened in porch. One acre. 125' on ocean. $1.32 million plus 7% to close. Under Contract: Wood building on lot in New Plymouth Deck House Lot 8A and 9 Coco Bay Gillam Bay House Sold: Getzaway Cottage Gillam Bay Lots H1 and H2 Three lots in Settlement Creek More School News SchoolFrom Page 12 Hope Town Fire and Rescue organization gave a very practical gift to their community for a Christmas present. Community members, hotel workers, visitors and school children in grades 5 and 6 were treated to a course in first aid and life saving techniques. Hope Town Fire and Rescue invited Mr. Don Ferris from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to instruct several classes over a one week period, offering the classes at various time to accommodate work schedules. The “present” was very well received and the Hope Town Sailing Club venue was full for every class. The members of the Fire and Rescue helped Mr. Ferris instruct and demonstrate. Our picture shows Hope Town students and their parents practicing CPR techniques on the models. Mr. Rolle agreed to assist with the formation of a chapter of the Boys Club on Abaco with Urban Renewal being responsible for the running of the club. They discussed many exciting plans for the blub which will begin in a matter of months. Meanwhile, Ms. Martinborough will get the ball rolling by presenting the plans to ASP Miller and the Hon. Shane Gibson, Min. of Housing.Fund Raising for Every Child Counts Was SuccessfulEvery Child Counts School’s recent fund raiser was a success, thanks to the sponsorship of businesses including Price Right, Bristol Wine and Spirits, Bahamas Palm Please see School Page 25 Grove, Froggies Out Island Adventures and Abaco Beach Resort. Guests gathered at the Below Deck’s Restaurant on February 18 for a wine and cheese tasting with music being provided through the generosity of Estin Sawyer. The highlights of the evening were the silent auction of various art works donated by local artists and the raffle drawing for a special BMX bicycle that was built by the country music performer, Aaron Tippin, and his band members during their 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 Little Orchard Lovely 3 bed / 2 bath home, furnished, split air a/c units with effiency apt. on the side, great neighbourhood for kids. EXCLUSIVE $315,000 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 (Beautiful views) Lots available on Pelican Shores. Can be made into 2 lots. Exclusive Call for Info Marsh Harbour 2 Bed, 1 Bath Home on large lot. Fully furnished. Old Ballpark Rd. EXCULSIVE NEW PRICE $175,000 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. Regattas Units Rentals Daily, Weekly, Monthly 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

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Page 14 B The Abaconian March 1, 2006 SAND BAR AT CHEROKEEPotential for expansion, 2 acres of pristine waterfront property, small villa & restaurant buildings. Spectacular view of ocean and sound. #13088Price:$2,455,000 www.erabahamas.com D u p u c h R R e a l E E s t a t ePOBox AB 20340 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-0288 Fax: (242) 367-0289 info@eradupuch.comOffices in Abaco, Eleuthera and New Providence. Covering the entire Bahamas.Browse thousands of online properties CHEROKEE HILLTOPExtraordinary oceanview property, located in a private area with 1/2 acre lots available. #3035Price:$189,000SAND BAR LOTSLots located next to the Sand Bar property. Secluded with access to Watching Beach. Spectacular views of ocean and sound. #13371Lots from $169,000 CHEROKEE HOUSECute 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage, immaculately kept and very comfortable. #13359UNDER CONTRACT CASUARINA POINTLovely 4 bed, 2 bath canal front home situated on 120' of sea walled property. Boater's dream. Relax with friends and family. #13312Price:$600,000 ISLAND DREAMThree and 3/4 acre sea to sea 2 bed, 1.5 bath cottage with protected boat basin including horseshoe dock. Bring your yacht. Motivated seller has reduced the price. #2840Reduced to $1,850,000CASUARINA POINTBeautiful building lot in the peacefull community of Casuarina Point. All utilities available with beach access. #13348Lots for $86,000 TOM CURRY'S POINTOn the ridge overlooking three bodies of water, prime building site, great elevation and views. #13003Price:$550,000 LITTLE HARBOUROne hundred and fourty feet on the water in quaint Little Harbour. Extraordinary views, great elevation. #13001Price:$500,000BAHAMA PALM SHORESLovely island style 3 bed, 3 bath beachfront home on one acre of property. #13081Price:$580,000 LITTLE HARBOURBuild the home of your dreams on this beautiful hillside lot overlooking the harbour. Offering 15,400 sq. ft. of property. #13002Price:$170,000BAHAMA PALM SHORESGreat starter home still under construction. One bed, 1 bath located in a quiet area. #13415Price:$105,000 HARBOUR FRONTOn the harbour in Pelican Shores this elegant 5 bed, 4.5 bath home is perfect for a family or corporate investor. #13254Call for DetailsGREAT ABACO BEACHTwo and 3 bedroom luxury waterfront residences. All the amenities that resort life has to offer with home comforts. #13420Call for Details BAHAMA PALM SHORESLovely 4 bed, 4 bath furnished home sitting on 1/2 an acre in the quiet, safe community of Bahama Palm Shores. #13403Price:$540,000

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B HGChristie.com abaco-realestate.com03/01/06Derek Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Res: (242) 365-6156 dlee@hgchristie.comChris Plummer BRIAssist. District Manager Estate Agent Green Turtle Cay (242) 365-4052 Cell: (242) 554-9451 chris@hgchristie.comKathleen Albury BRIEstate Agent -Appraiser Elbow Cay (242) 366-0700 Cell: (242) 477-5350 kathleen @hgchristie.comNeil Aberle BRIEstate Agent Marketing Specialist Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Cell:(242) 359-6274 neil@hgchristie.comChris AlburyEstate Agent Marine Specialist Man-O-War Cay (242) 365-6008 Cell: (242) 477-5245 calbury@hgchristie.comFaron SawyerEstate Agent Transportation Specialist Abaco (242) 367-3450 faron@hgchristie.comBill JohnstonEstate Agent Utility Specialist Little Harbour (242) 367-5454 Cell: (242-357-6674 bill@hgchristie.comRobbie BethelSales Assistant Photography Specialist Hope Town (242) 366-0700 (242) 375-8533 robbie@hgchristie.comRetta ThomasOffice Manager Support Services Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 retta@hgchristie.com Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasTelephone: (242) 367 5454 e.mail: abaco@hgchristie.comMargo SawyerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay I.T. Specialist (242) 365-4052 Cell: (242) 551-7976 msawyer @hgchristie.comSilbert MillsEstate Agent Media Specialist Abaco (242) 367-2935 Cell: (242) 375-8359 smills@hgchristie.com "Vista Mar" Great Guana Cay Orchid Bay Lot # 39 45,100 s.f. 1.035 acres 158.5' on Sea of Abaco 6,500 s.f. foundation in place 13,000 gal Cistern Building Plans Approved Fabulous Views #TS10552 $838,000. NEW Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Beachfront Building Site 36,839 s.f. 0.845 Acre 50' Beach Frontage Good Elevation Superb Ocean Views Lush Native Vegetation #AS10575 $545,500. "Lost Shaker" NEW Man-O-War Cay Eastern Harbour Rare 0.40 Acre Building Site Sea-to-sea 80' of Harbour Front Average Depth 200' Good elevation #AS10694 $830,500. "Eastern Harbour" NEW Treasure Cay 2 Lots offered as a single parcel 24,140 s.f.over 0.5 acre 174' of water frontage Overlooks entrance to Treasure Cay Marina Cleared and ready to build All utilities available #AS10592 $739,000. "Treasure View" NEW SALES RENT ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES SALES RENT ALS APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 5,207 s.f. Building Site. Semi-private dock. Dock rated for a 55' Vessel and a 25' Runabout. #AB5187 $520,000. "Lot # 30" NEW PRICE Sand Banks Creek near Treasure Cay 1 Acre plus Building Sites Wooded Lots 90' of Bay Frontage 80' of Road Frontage 3 Miles south of Treasure Cay #AB5071 from: $61,500. "Sand Banks Creek" Sea of Abaco near Leisure Lee 1.4 Acres 300' from mainland Excellent Elevation 8' water at western end 3 Miles south of Treasure Cay #AB51471 $375,000. "Carrington Cay" PRIVATE ISLAND The Bahamas oldest and most extensive real estate service The largest number of property listings in Abaco Global exposure combined with local expertise Over eighty years of happy clientelle Bahamas Largest Real Estate data base The most extensive geographically distributed and best trained active agent network in Abaco The most professional, best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas Agents' own vessels for convenient access to all areas. W H Y H G C ? "Conched Out" Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay 3.08 Acres 225' On Atlantic Ocean 235' On Coco Bay 30' Elevation Last Sea-to-sea parcel on Green Turtle Cay #TS10560 $2,600,000. NEW NEW WEBSITE By Jennifer Hudson I recently enjoyed reading the book, Abaco, The History of an Out Island and Its Cays by Steve Dodge and then had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Dodge about the interesting way in which he came to write both this book and several others. Mr. Dodge, Professor Emeritus of History at Milliken University in Decator, Illinois, is a yearly visitor to Abaco. Having built a residence at White Sound, Elbow Cay, in the late 1970s, he says, “I fell in love with the place the first time I was here and within two weeks had decided to buy land. I bought every book available on Abaco. I discovered early on that no one had done a comprehensive job with its history and decided that writing the history of Abaco would be fun. I wanted to write a history for the people; I did not become a historian to write for historians. I discovered Abaco five years after completing my PhD and realised that this would provide an opportunity to write for people. “I met author Michael Craton, who encouraged me, along with Dr. Gail Saunders, Chief Archivist of The Bahamas. I then put in for a sabbatical but postponed it for a year or so in order to build a small house in White Sound. I placed my two boys in school in Hope Town and sailed around Abaco in my 20foot sailboat, interviewing people assisted by Bill Reukauf. I would just go up and knock on the door and ask people about their life. I would also spend two to three weeks at a time in Nassau, spending entire days ,with no time for lunch, in the Bahamas National Archives where files cover everything from the 1650s to the 1970s.” The end result of all this research was the book, Abaco: The History of an Out Island and Its Cays first published in 1983 and updated in 1995. A third edition was published in 2005 and includes such up-to-date developments as the Abaco Club on Winding Bay and the Baker’s Bay Club on Great Guana Cay. “This most recent edition,” says Mr Dodge, “benefitted greatly from the back files of The Abaconian and the assistance of my wife Marjorie and sons John and Jeff. The book has been a family affair rather than an individual effort.” This interesting book spans all aspects of life in Abaco from its origin to the present day. Mr. Dodge’s first visit to Abaco was in January 1973 when he came with seven students from Milliken University for one week to experience nautical history and sailing in The Bahamas with an emphasis on the techniques of navigation and sailing. Mr. Dodge had previously taught for two years in the Virgin Islands, but immediately fell in love with Abaco. For his sailing exploits he used the existing cruiser’s guide, which was Harry Kline’s Yachtsman’s Guide to the Bahamas and also Julius Willensky’s Guide to the Northern Bahamas Then Mr. Dodge decided to write his own. The way it came about was one day, as he sat around the dinner table with his family, he bragged that he could write a better, more up to date cruiser’s guide than Mr. Kline’s which, by that time had not kept the content current with all the changes on Abaco. Though he thought about writing it, he could not get a sabbatical because it was non-academic. In January 1989 when he was alone with his older son Jon, Jon said, “Let’s do that cruising guide,” and although they had only eight days left on Abaco and knew it would cost them a lot in gasoline, Steve said “Yes.” The cruising guide began as a very small publication in black and white with only 28 pages. Priced at $2.95 and titled The Small Boat Sailors’ Guide to Abaco it was an instant success. The book was later given the title by which we know it Abaco Author Updates Cruising GuideSteve Dodge Please see Dodge Page 16 Open 7 daysat the Conch InnCurlytails@batelnet.bs 367-4444Breakfast Daily 7 a.m.Waterfront Patio Dining or Inside A/C Innovative Island CuisineExpresso Drinks in our Harbour View Sunset BarWireless Internet Access Restaurant and Bar

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Page 16 B The Abaconian March 1, 2006 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage • Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina • Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13’ 15’ 17’ Now AvailableCall for information Men’s, Women’s & Children’s Wear T-Shirts Infant’s Clothing Household Items LuggageQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh HarbourMon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pmTel: 367-2017 at Work at Play We’ve Got Something for Everyone We’ve Got Something for Everyonetoday, The Cruising Guide to Abaco, Bahamas Mr. Dodge felt that the success of this book had been helped by the fact that he had written a history book six years earlier, and people knew his name so he was able to get advice. The book included tide tables and up-to-date charts. After being reprinted the book price went up to $3.95. The response was great. In 1991 it received a colour cover, increased to 40 plus pages and sold for $6.95. At this point, West Marine, the largest marine retail chain in the United States, started selling it. At first Mr. Dodge took water depth measurements with a stick marked at onefoot intervals and a hand bearing compass. This he felt was easier than lead line and hand bearing compass, although it was very tedious. In 1992 his son Jeff told him about GPS (Global Positioning System). At that time Magellan was the only producer of the product. Mr. Dodge wrote to the company president and told him that he wanted to use his device to make charts of Abaco as there were currently no really accurate charts. The cost of the GPS was around $4,000 $5,000 at that time, which Mr Dodge could not afford and so he asked if they could make some kind of arrangement. The president of Magellan said he would love to have him do it and lent him a unit for one year. He later told Mr Dodge he could keep it. In 1992 his son Jeff suggested that his father buy a laptop on which they could automatically record data from the depth finder and the GPS. He bought a used laptop, and, although it weighed 17 pounds, it was a great boon to them. They were using GPS to make charts before most people here even knew what it was, working off a 20-foot Mako and then a 24-foot Rampage. The publication has increased to 184 pages for which Mr Dodge attributes much credit to his son Jeff, who did all the electronic work, and Jon, who critiqued and proofed all charts. Now between 9,000 10,000 books a year are sold, more than Mr. Dodge ever dreamed possible. The Cruising Guide to Abaco, Bahamas, 2006 is now in bookstores. This 17th edition of the only comprehensive updated cruising guide to Abaco includes summer 2005 re-surveys. “Accurate colour charts based on original hydro graphic research, colour aerial photographs of all principal harbours, a proven system of GPS waypoints, inclusion of local knowledge and excellent organisation with clear and concise cruising directions on charts make this book the choice of most cruisers and the best selling guide to Abaco.” Non-boaters find the Cruising Guide informative and interesting. The full color aerial photographs of many Abaco towns and harbours are a valuable enhancement to anyone’s visit here. For boaters, the aerial photos of channels and sand bars can be more helpful than numbers on a chart. In the late 1990s, inlets along the east coast of Florida had not been charted, yet they are some of the most treacherous areas that boats can encounter. They were the last uncharted navigable waters in the United States of America, and Mr. Dodge decided to chart them, using his son’s 17-foot outboard. Once in Florida, Mr Dodge realised that jetskis are very seaworthy; when they roll over, they can start up again and go on. Therefore, they could be a valuable research tool for these inlets. So he obtained a Kawasaki jetski and, armed with a laptop, he charted the area from Chesapeake Bay to Miami on the world’s “smallest hydrographic research vessel,” covering 34 inlets along 1,000 miles of coast. This resulted in the book Inlet Chart Book of South Eastern USA written by Steve, assisted by his sons Jon and Jeff. Mr. Dodge’s love of the sea began at a very early age when his grandparents retired from the Bronx to the Hamptons where he spent many happy summers. He was allowed the use of their 9-foot boat, then their 16foot outboard and received the first boat of his own at age 10. He was later taught to sail by a girlfriend’s mother and, although he later ended the relationship with the girlfriend, to this day he continues to sail with her mother. In addition to the aforementioned books, Mr. Dodge has also written A Guide and History of Hope Town coauthored with Vernon Malone; The Com-Historian Found Abaco’s First Loyalist Settlement DodgeFrom Page 15 plete Guide to Nassau and Christopher Columbus and the First Voyages to the New World. He has worked with Dean Collingwood in editing Modern Bahamian Society and has served as editorial adviser for The Bahamas Index and Yearbook He divides his time between White Sound, Elbow Cay, and New Smyrna Beach, Florida. A valuable guide for all boaters, this Cruising Guide to Abaco is also very useful for all visitors to Abaco. It is updated yearly, reflecting changes in navigational hazards as well as changes ashore.

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Church members and friends gathered to give thanks for its 10 years of service, but unfortunately, a group of church members and Elders from the mother church, St Andrew’s Kirk in Nassau, were not able to be present due to the cancellation of their flight owing to bad weather. The service was led by the church’s present pastor, Rev. David Stapleton, who gave an overview of the Kirk of the Pines’ early days. Messages were presented by church members John Hudson, Cathy Key and Hugh Cottis and special items were performed by the choir. The joyful service was followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. The church first began when Mrs. Veronica Saunders brought together a small group to worship each Sunday at the primary school with Joel Chinapen as its leader and preacher. Rev. Jim Berger and Rev. Gary Carson, ministers of the Nassau and Freeport Presbyterian Churches respectively, were great encouragers of this new group which became set up as a mission station of St. Andrew’s Kirk in Nassau. The congregation now holds services in the music room of Forest Heights Academy but is looking forward to the day when it will be able to build its own sanctuary. Following the service, ways were discussed to raise funds towards a church building.Singles Hold ConferenceBy Samantha V. Evans Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town held its first Single’s Conference on January 19th21st under the theme Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places The pastor saw a need to provide single Christian men and women with positive ways to date without compromising their integrity and dignity. Guest speakers for this life changing event were: Elder Shandlene Parker, Ms. Shirley Burrows and Min. Zendall Carey. The presenter for Thursday night was Elder Parker from Mount Tabor Full Gospel Baptist Church in Nassau. She serves as a full time Associate Producer of the Walking in Victory Broadcast as well as Praise and Worship Leader. Locally she serves as advisor to the Abaco Women of God Ministries. She was the opening speaker at the conference. On Friday night Ms. Shirley Burrows presented at the conference. She is presently employed with the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Local Government as a Senior Secretary at the Administrator’s Office in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera. She is the Founder of Living Word Ministries. She ministers the Word at conferences in The Bahamas and internationally. She has assisted in organizing crusades in Eleuthera for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Associate Team. Min. Zendal Carey was the keynote speaker for the conference. He is a long-serving member of the Zion Baptist Church in Freeport where the Rev. Peter Pinder is the pastor. For the past 27 years he has been actively engaged in evangelism throughout The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, South Eastern Caribbean and parts of the United States. The organizers of this event were Ms. Cindy Armbrister and Sister Emma Dawkins (Deacon in Training). Church News

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Julie Farrington, Island Property Management, Green Turtle Cay visit our site at abacoislandrentals.com Batelco reported a telephone was stolen from one of the phone booths at the Marsh Harbour phone station during the weekend of December 30, 2005. A Cooper’s Town man was arrested in the afternoon of January 3 with reference to causing harm, using obscene language, disorderly behaviour and making threats of death to two Marsh Harbour women on January 1. A Blackwood man was arrested on January 3 for using obscene language, disorderly behaviour and making threats of death while in Cooper’s Town. A 77-year-old resident of Murphy Town died on January 5 while at the Marsh Harbour clinic where he was under treatment for high blood pressure. He had an earlier history of strokes. The Marsh Harbour Business License office was broken into during the weekend of January 6 by the door being smashed. Stolen were checks valued at $8369 and $1220 in cash. A Dundas Town resident was hit in the head by a piece of wood and beaten about his body while in the Charlie Boo section of Marsh Harbour by a man he identified. The Marsh Harbour Service Station was broken into during the weekend of January 21. Stolen were two televisions, assorted tools and a pack of Backwoods. A Grand Cay resident was arrested on January 23 for an attempt on January 8 to take four pounds of marijuana to Freeport on a commuter airline. He escaped apprehension during the January 8 incident. Sacrilege was committed against the Seventh Day Adventist Church during the night of January 22 when someone broke into the building and stole a small generator. The K & Fee shop in Hard Bargain, Moore’s Island, was broken into during the night of January 22. One hundred dollars was taken from the register. Stewart Stratton was found dead in his home a little after midnight on January 25. He was 81 and known to have heart problems. Ten Haitian immigrants found in Marsh Harbour were taken into custody by the Immigration Department on January 25 and sent to Nassau. Abaco Pizza in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of January 24 and a small amount of coins was taken. BEC. reported a Murphy Town woman paid her electric bill with a counterfeit American Express Travellers cheque. A woman was subsequently arrested for obtaining credit by fraud. A 20year-old man of Bahama Coral Island was arrested on January 26 when found trespassing at Abaco Central High School and carrying arms, specifically a silver knife. A Treasure Cay woman was assaulted on January 26 about 5:30 p.m. while at Memorial Plaza in Marsh Harbour. She was sworn at and threatened to have herPolice Crime Report Please see Police Page 19 By Jennifer HudsonShooting in Marsh HarbourOn February 9 at approximately 1:33 a.m. the police at the Marsh Harbour Police Station received a report that a prowler was in the establishment of Marsh Harbour Auto Parts on Don MacKay Boulevard. A special duty team arrived at the scene within minutes and noticed a dark male inside the establishment. According to one of the officers upon arriving at the rear, he noticed the suspect exiting the building and shouted to him to stop, indicating that it was the police. The suspect looked at him and attempted to stab him with a sharp object, putting him in fear of his life. He states, “You will have to kill me.”As a result, the officer drew his service revolver and fired at the suspect, hitting him in the hand. The suspect then took off on foot and fled the area heading towards Don MacKay Boulevard, where the two officers arrested him. Upon searching the suspect, the officers found a small crowbar, a one and a half foot long sharp, shiny object with a pointed edge along with a pocket full of coins. The suspect, who gave his name as Lionel Thomas, a.k.a. Rasta, was taken to the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic where he was seen by Dr. Swarna, who recommended that he be flown to New Providence for further medical treatment. He was accompanied into Nassau by a police officer on board Abaco Air.Drug Arrests in Marsh HarbourOn February 18 at approximately 12:40 p.m. a team of police officers, acting on information received, searched a hotel room in Marsh Harbour and found a quantity of suspected dangerous drugs, namely cocaine. As a result, five persons were arrested in reference to Possession of Dangerous Drugs with Intent to Supply. Two males were from Grand Bahama, two females from Florida and one male from Spring City, Abaco. The total weight of cocaine found was 7 1/4 pounds and a homemade marijuana cigarette was also found in the purse of one of the women. Information received is that the two male suspects travelled from Grand Bahama to Crown Haven on the 7 a.m. ferry and may be part of an international drug ring to transport drugs through Abaco on to Florida via drug mules. The suspects were detained at the Marsh Harbour Police Station until arrangements were made to transport them and the drugs to New Providence for further inquiries.Intruder Is Shot and Captured

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 B Ekali Estate is a magnificent commercial property consisting of 5 upscale villas, 1 cozy cottage & a private 60 ft dock. With only 1/3 of the 7 available acres of property developed, the Estate offers lots of room to expand with a long list of potential. Ekali lies in a lush tropical setting with beautifully landscaped gardens on the Sea of Abaco which offers breathtaking views of the ocean during the day and unimaginable evening sunsets. It proves to be an excellent investment property & is currently being operated with very little overhead & hence is strictly a profit making venture. The Main House on 2 levels is "Ekali" a beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath house that has a rich English flair. The Guest Quarters is on the ground level & boasts another 2 bed, 2 bath with full kitchen, open dining & sitting room. Villa San Paulo is a spacious, beautiful, 3 bed, 2 bath villa resembling a Swiss chalet. Only a step away from the villa is a beautiful 27 ft swimming pool edging the sea with a cabana at one end which affords spectacular views to those relaxing within. Cashmere House is a unique home that offers a view of the ocean from every room as well as magnificent views of the nearby English gardens. This home is very spacious and can accommodate a very large family. Tucked away for privacy is The Cottage, a cozy 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom villa built with a richly woven Brazilian wood. The Cottage is only steps away from all of the other amenities that the property has to offer. Alcantara I and Alcantara II are two identical 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom homes, built using the best craftsmanship. Alcantara I and II sit on very high, solid concrete bases hence they stand above all the other cottages, overlooking the entire estate with an excellent view of the Bay of Abaco from the wrap around porch. Just below these two homes sit a large, spacious 35 ft. pool with nearby decking for your comfort and relaxation. Other features of this impressive estate include 463ft of beachfront, extensive wooden canopy style walkways to the beach, luscious landscaping w/ mature fruit trees, water purity filter & 2 diesel generators. Patti LoveOffice: (242) 366-0601 Cell: (242) 554-9429 Fax: (242) 366-0602 Email: patti@grahamrealestate.comNassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7611Web: www.grahamrealestate.comShowing Integrity Every Day EXCLUSIVETo view more details about Ekali Estates' go to www.grahamrealestate.comSince it's inception in 1990, Graham Real Estate has distinguished itself as one of the premier real estate and rental firms for exclusive and luxurious real estate properties in The Bahamas.$6,200,000 Web Ref#1883Ekali Estates, Hope Town Blue SkyGALLERYOriginal Art !" Prints !" Framing Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Malcolm Rae William Johnson Shula Raney Alvin Moss Photography by TuppyLocal Artists Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Dion Lewis Located Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579 head knocked off. She identified a local Marsh Harbour businessman. A Sandy Point woman discovered smoke coming out of her neighbour’s bedroom window about 7:30 a.m. on January 26. Neighbours confined the fire to a bedroom which was severely damaged. The house was not occupied at the time. A Dundas Town woman was home with her boyfriend on January 26 about 10 p.m. when an ex-boyfriend broke into the house brandishing a cutlass. Both occupants were injured with the current boyfriend being sent to Nassau for further medical attention. The assailant was arrested the next morning in Cooper’s Town. A resident of the Mud was beaten and robbed just after midnight on January 28 by four men he vaguely knew. Stolen were his $305 Motorola cell phone, a green cowboy hat and $400 in Bahamian cash. An American visitor had his rental van stolen on January 29 just after midnight while in the vicinity of Solomon’s Super Centre in Marsh Harbour. The van was taken by a dark male. The van was discovered the next morning in Cooper’s Town, having been involved in an accident. The driver was not located. While in the Central Pines Subdivision during the night of January 29, the police discovered a wooden construction shed on fire about 2:25 a.m. The fire department was called. The shed was destroyed but the nearby house was saved. A second pre-dawn fire consumed the Rebecca Bar and Restaurant in Murphy Town on January 29. A resident of the Mud had his house broken into during the night of January 28 by someone who stole three passports and a $300 Nokia cell phone. A resident of the Mud was arrested for throwing missiles January 29 about 3 a.m. in the vicinity of Club Jam Rock in Marsh Harbour. Two other men of the Mud and Pigeon Peas were under investigation at the same establishment for picking up rocks, using obscene language and acting in a disorderly manner. An 84-yeaold Murphy Town woman was discovered dead at her residence by an aunt on the morning of January 31. The aunt disclosed that the deceased had been paralyzed and suffered from a stroke. Marsh Harbour Electronics on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbor was broken into during the night of January 30 by someone who smashed the front door. A Treasure Cay man was arrested on January 31 about noon related to an armed robbery on December 6 A resident of Fire Road had a ladder stolen during the night of February 1 at a house he had under construction in Cooper’s Town. A Marsh Harbour resident was beaten by an unidentified assailant around 8 p.m. on January 31 while in the vicinity of Abaco Beach Resort. Head and stomach injuries required that he be flown to Nassau for further treatment. Responding to a disturbance at Debra’s Snack Bar in Murphy Town about 5 p.m. on February 4, a Murphy Town resident was arrested for disorderly behaviour, causing a disturbance, resisting arrest, using obscene language, assaulting a police officer and making threats of death. A man at his home February 5 about 7 a.m. in the Pigeon Peas section in Marsh Harbour was chopped on his arm by a cutlass wielded by his girlfriend. He was treated locally but required further treatment and flown to Nassau. The assailant was arrested about 2 hours later. A resident of Marsh Harbour’s Mud section had his house broken into during the morning of February 6. Stolen were $850 in cash, six came pants and two shirts valued at $350. A road check on the S.C. bootle Highway and the Treasure Cay turn-off about 6:30 p.m. on January 31 found nine illegal immigrants who were handed to Immigration and seven traffic violations. During the night of February 6 Abaco Pizza was broken into and a small amount of coins were stolen. A young man from Dundas Town was named February 7 as having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old underage girl. The incident was disclosed during a medical exam. Two Dundas Town persons were ar-Police Crime Report PoliceFrom Page 18 Please see Police Page 20

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Page 20 B The Abaconian March 1, 2006 L OCAL GO VERNMENT A UTHORITY HOPE TOWN DISTRICT TOWN MEETING ON PLANNING AND ZONINGEight weeks of open discussion within each community to gather comments and feedback on the White Paper on Town Planning and Zoning MEETING SCHEDULE GUANA CAY Location: All Age School Time: 6:30 8:30pm Day: Thursday Night Dates: February 2nd, 16th, 2006 March 2nd, 16th, 30th, 2006MAN-O-WAR Location: All Age School Time: 6:30 8:30pm Day: Monday Night Dates: January 30th, 2006 February 13th, 27th, 2006 March 13th, 27th, 2006 ELBOW CAY Location: St. James Methodist Church Time: 6:30 8:30pm Day: Wednesday Night Dates: February 1st, 15th, 2006 March 1st, 15th, 29th, 2006T OPICS T O BE DISCUSSED: Week One: Introduction Week Two: Waste Management and Wetland ProtectionWeek Three: Zoning Open Spaces and ResidentialWeek Four: Zoning Business and Commercial Week Five: ConclusionFor More Information visit us at: www.hopetowncouncil.com rested about 10 p.m. on February 7 related to earlier charges of causing harm. Two men living in Marsh Harbour’s Mud and Pigeon Peas areas were arrested on February 8, a little after midnight, related to a robbery committed with violence five days earlier. Three residents of Pigeon Peas area of Marsh Harbour were arrested on February 8 about 1 a.m. when marijuana was discovered in their house while a search warrant was being executed. About 1 a.m. on February 9, the police shot and captured an intruder at Marsh Harbour Auto Parts. See expanded details on page 18. Burns House in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of February 7 through a smashed window. An undetermined amount of product was stolen. The DNR Sports Bar in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of February 7 through a smashed window. An undetermined number of items were stolen. A resident of Marsh Harbour’s Mud section was arrested on February 9 as a result of a complaint made on January 28. An unsuccessful attempt was made to break into Lowe’s Pharmacy in Marsh Harbour during the night of February 8. Abaco Dickie’s store above Island Bakery in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of February 8. A motorcycle collided with a Jeep at the intersection of Crockett Drive and Charles W. Sawyer Boulevard, M & R Grocery corner about 4 p.m. February 9, resulting in the motorcyclist being taken to the clinic where he was treated and discharged. A Marsh Harbour couple renting an apartment on Eastern Shore reported that between the night of February 9 and February 12 someone stole $562 from the apartment and a likely culprit was named. At mid-afternoon on February 12 a Murphy Town man was arrested and found to have $300 in his possession, admitted to having spent the rest at a local night club. A woman living with her boyfriend in Marsh Harbour reported him early in the morning of February 14 for beating her about her body with his hands, then he left the house. Several hours later he physically assaulted her again, slapping her and twisting her hand. Sea Star Car Rentals at the Marsh Harbour airport was broken into between 2:50 p.m. 4 p.m. during the afternoon of February 14 and someone stole $1200. A suspect was named. A resident of Marsh Harbour watched his neighbour throw an empty gas tank through his front door on February 14, causing damages. This may have been the result of an altercation between the two on the previous day. At 6:30 a.m. on February 15at the Marsh Harbour ferry dock three immigrants were found without documents and turned over to Immigration.Police Report Cont. PoliceFrom Page 19 By Jack Lowe My father, T. Eldred Lowe, was a surveyor of land on Abaco. He was trained by Mr. William Aranha of Crown Lands in Nassau and he surveyed Crown Lands as well as private land. When I was a boy, steel and cement were not available on Abaco. So when land was surveyed, a pyramid of stones was built at each marker. My father also planted a piece of gumelami at each marker. After years passed, all you had to do was look for the gumelami trees. My father had surveyed the old Cherokee road for the government from the traffic light corner to Big Mangrove, on the mainland across the sound from Cherokee, a total of 16 miles. When J.B. Crockett came to Abaco, under Lucien and Stewart Stratton’s advice, he had his tractor open the road and grade it for traffic. My father had a track road done with cutlasses. By this time they had steel and cement to make markers. One day in later years, Marcel Albury (Carroll’s brother) came to my house and gave me the pillar with a number 3 on top and said someone had cleared land and pushed the marker from its place. He brought it to me knowing that my father had put it there. I have it at the corner of my driveway of my residence in High Rocks in Marsh Harbour. When I was about 13 years old, my father, Gladstone Russell, my brother Eric and myself left home early one morning to measure the first eight miles of the road. We went to the eight mile stake and measured from there back to Marsh Harbour. We used a survey chain approximately 66A Bit of Abaco History feet long to get the length of the road. I asked my father, “Why do we walk to the other end of the road to start measuring?” He said if we measured from Marsh Harbour, we would be tired when we reached the eight mile marker, and we would still have to come back to Marsh Harbour. The way we did it, we were back home in Marsh Harbour when we became tired. I still have the chain and land compass used to survey roads and measure distances. Edison Key told me that he bought a piece of Crown Land opposite Royal Bank which my father surveyed. When Edison sold the land years later, he had another surveyor do the job and found that all of my fathers stakes were right. Out of eight brothers, my brother Eric was the only son interested in surveying. I have written this because a lot of the young people do not know anything about the Old Cherokee Road. Jack Lowe with old land compass

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 B !COMMERCIAL DOCKS!PRIVATE DOCKS!SEA WALL CONSTRUCTION!BOAT LIFTS!DOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564 P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Constr Constr Constr Constr Constr uction uction uction uction uction Washers, Dryers Microwaves Stoves, Fridges Freezers Phones, Satellites Car Stereo Systems Flat Screen TV’s and much moreEvery Day Great Low PricesTons of Majo r Appliances Come and See Us TodayAbaco Distributors Ltd. Ph : (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-2128 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 a Broker with H.G. Christie, Ltd. with eight years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, six 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: Sid’s Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 By Portia Jonsson For three days last month, January 25th27th, Ms. Monique Hinsey, Coordinator Special Scholastic Assistance Search Program and Scholars Association with the Lyford Cay Foundation met with 10, 11 and 12 grade students from the island’s high schools to acquaint them with the Lyford Cay Foundation Scholarships and help prepare them for college. The Lyford Cay Foundation enhances the well being and progress of the Bahamian community by contributing generously in the area of education. They support the College of The Bahamas as well as administer their extensive academic, technical and vocational scholarship programs for Bahamians studying abroad and annually conduct the Special Scholastic Assistance Search. The Lyford Cay Foundation provides annual academic scholarships of $5,000 each year toward the tuition of Bahamian students enrolling in colleges/universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and the Caribbean at undergraduate and graduate levels. These scholarships are meritbased though other important considerations are taken into account. These include quality of college, field of study, personal character and financial need For academic scholarships the following fields of study are currently considered most valuable in serving the needs of The Bahamas: agriculture, arts, economics, education, engineering, environmental studies, foreign languages, health professions, hospitality management, quantity surveying, sciences and tourism. The Foundation also provides annual technical training scholarships of $5,000 each year towards the tuition of Bahamian students enrolling in career schools and colleges of technology outside the The Bahamas. These awards are directed primarily for students who seek to train or upgrade skills in areas where there is a shortage of well qualified Bahamians in the work force. Financial need among the applicants in this program is a particularly important consideration as well as the reputation of the school and personal qualities of commitment and interest. Important consideration for technical training scholarships will be given to the following fields of study which are currently considered most valuable in serving the needs of The Bahamas: agriculture and fisheries; air conditioning/refrigeration; automotive, marine and aviation mechanics; construction and related trades (electrical, carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry and welding); heavy equipment operation; machine shop; computer service technology; hospitality/tourism; education (technical Instruction) and health care technology. In addition to the academic and technical scholarship programs, the Foundation also administers a number of other scholarship programs.Special Search ProgramAt the beginning of every academic school year, Ms. Hinsey conducts the Special Scholastic Assistance Search and joins forces with the guidance counselors of local private and government high schools and the College of The Bahamas to identify the top graduating students who are academically and emotionally ready to study abroad. The aim is to assist high caliber students who will act as excellent ambassadors for The Bahamas and enrich life at the institutions they will attend through their academic prowess, cultural diversity and fine character. It is also to heighten local awareness of financial assistance available from colleges in North America for international students. The criteria to be a part of the Special Scholastic Assistance Search requires students to have a GPA of 3.5 or above (3.3 atLyford Cay Representative Met with Students Please see Lyford Page 23

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Page 22 B The Abaconian March 1, 2006 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 Claridge Golf CartsFREE delivery to your Treasure Cay Condo, Home or Villa. Call today 242-365-8248 or Email: golfcarts@abacoinet.com Rentals Sales Service Parts• 2 & 4 passenger rental carts • Explore Treasure Cay in style in our specialty carts Soccer Association Searches for soccer fieldBy Mirella Santillo The President of the Soccer Association, Mr. Malcom Spicer, said, “Although five teams have actually been formed, the league has not officially begun, waiting for a decision on the availability of the soccer field at Murphy Town park which might be used for the carnival.” Mr. Spicer hopes that a favorable decision for the Soccer Association will be reached since soccer is one of the sports played in the Bahama Games this summer and the Abaco players are planning to participate. However they need a field to play. Two of the teams are from Treasure Cay and the other three from the Marsh Harbour area. Mr. Spicer added that if the league is formed by the end of February, there will be four months of games, at the end of which the winning team will play the best team in Nassau and the best team on Grand Bahama to qualify for the National Championship, which will take place at the end of spring. Mr. Spicer commented, “Abaco has the best soccer players of The Bahamas. “I have made an application to the government to have the area of the Mud that burned last November granted to the Abaco Soccer Association, so it could be turned into a permanent official soccer field.” While waiting to find out whether the Murphy Town park will be used for the Carnival grounds, friendly soccer games resumed at the beginning of February and are taking place every Sunday at 3 p.m.Dart League Prepares for Gold CupBy Mirella Santillo Five dart teams, the Dragons, the Foundation, the Stars, the Widows and the Sixers, are preparing to participate in the Gold Cup on March 3rd and 4th in Nassau. The teams meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at either the D&R Sport Bar, Russell’s Sport Bar or Spring City Bar for the Gold Cup practice. On May 5th and 6th the National Masters will take place in Great Britain. The Championship Cup will be disputed on Abaco at the beginning of June and the Caribbean Cup is planned for the week of July 14th to 24th. So dart fans, mark your calendars.Basketball Game ResultsBy Mirella Santillo A good crowd gathered at the Ocean View Park basketball court on the evening of February 11th to watch three games. The first game was between the Treasure Cay Full Gospel Crusaders and the Sandy Point Royals, Sandy Point winning 62 to 60. The best players during the game were Royals Timmy Dean with 22 points and Terrence McDonald for Treasure Cay with 18 points. The second game between the Hope Town Ballers and the Marsh Harbour Frigid Ballers was won by Marsh Harbour 53 to 32. The best players were Pekito for the winning team with 14 points and Francis Charles for Hope Town with 12 points. The last game of the evening took place between Elvis McIntosh Construction and the Jam Rock Brawlers. Dwain Adderley scored 49 points and Jarred Douglas 22 points for Elvis McIntosh Construction who won 90 to 79, while Jamal Hepburn contributed 24 points to the losing team.Remote Control Sailing Boats Are RacedLaser sailing on February 11 brought the competitors, once again, to Snappas in Marsh Harbour. We sailed nine quick races in two hours. A large crowd of spectators and patrons observed the races on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Winds started out of the southwest at 15 mph and gusting to 20. The winds were expected to increase with the approaching cold front, but actually died to almost a flat calm by the last race. Jim Kaighin won seven of the nine races, so the rest of the sailors were left to fight it out for second place. Dave Muloch of Little Harbour had his best ever showing, finishing second, and Charlie “Bad Dog” Cooke dusted off his boat to finish third. The sailors were hampered by many breakdowns after most boats took on water during the first few heavy air races. Lenore Muloch of Little Harbour did a great job as race committee. We really appreciate the use of the facilities at Snappas. It is a great location for sailors and spectators. A few of the group stayed for dinner and watched the sunset at Snappas following the races. Sports NewsYouth in Action, attracting about 100 youth, teaches soccer, basketball and softball. It was started a few years ago by Mr. Lyndon Davis, Commonweathbank Bank manager who has since been transferred by to Freeport. Now it is only Mr. Stretch Morley and Mr. Patrice Charles, who continue the volunteer work. Some of the youth are seen here at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town at their practice on a Saturday morning. Please see Sports Page 23

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 B Well Done Drilling ServicesSpecializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 S t e i n e r H H o u s e T T r e a s u r e C C a y R R o a d 4 BR,2 1/2 BA $ 8 0 9 0 0 0 B a h a m a B B e a c h C C l u b 2039, Deluxe Beach-front Condo 3 BR,2 BA $ 8 5 0 0 0 0 S a n d D D o l l a r 2BR, 2B, Beach front Condo, under renovations S O L D $ 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 T w i n P P a l m s B B r i g a n t i n e C C a n a l Home, 3 BR 2BA pool and dock $ 8 7 0 0 0 0 E a r l y L L i g h t R R o y a l P P o i n c i a n a 2 BR, 2BA Condo on Treasure Cay beach $ 6 9 5 0 0 0 A t l a n t i s 2 2 2 0 2 2 BR, 2 BA Condo with 25' wide boat slip, including boat lift $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 S O L D 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 If you’d like to buy or sell a piece of property,Call Uncle BillTel : (242) 365-8061Madeira Park Plaza Suite1l l l l l P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamasemail : wfhertz@cocotels.netWilliam Hertz Limited l l l l l Tel. & Fax. 365-8061email : wfhertz@cocotels.net156 acres 3000ft Beach front Crossing Rock Ripe for development Treasure Beach Lot 155ft x 700ft deep Beach front Beach Town House, 3400 sq.ft.2 Mil.Duplex Villa in Treasure Cay$385,000 The next regatta is set for March 25. For more information, contact Jim Kaighin at 367-3086. Results of the Valentine’s Day Regatta sponsored by the Marsh Harbour Sailing Club are as follows: Jim Kaighin 9 Dave Muloch 18 Charlie Cooke 22 Chris Dingle 41 Vince Hampshire 47 Kellie Janes 48 Lynne Key 55 Kurt Key 65 Emmet Hampshire 71 Andrew Janes 80Volunteers Are Needed for Youth in ActionBy Samantha V. Evans Youth in Action sports club, with over 100 members, meets every Saturday at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town. The organizers of this club are Mr. Stretch Morley and Mr. Patrice Charles. This club has been operational for several years with much success, but they are in dire need of volunteers. Presently, only Mr. Morley and Mr. Charles manage this very large group of young people. So far, the club leaders have been able to teach them basketball and soccer skills with more of the children showing interest in basketball. Mr. Charles stated that they plan to introduce softball at the end of the basketball skills. On February 11th I spent some time observing the male members play basketball and they are very good. Everyone adhered to the rules and waited their turn. There were no conflicts, just a peaceful, fun game of basketball. Mr. Morley has provided a wonderful outlet for the students. However, both he and Mr. Charles volunteer their time to teach the students. It can be taxing for them but they love what they do. Hence, they need the support of the community not only in the form of adult volunteers but for persons to donate water, cups, ice and more basketballs for the club to continue to meet the demand. Last year they were able to take some of the club members to Freeport and New Providence to play other clubs but this takes money. They need businesses, banks and other agencies to make donations towards the youth. Many persons complain about the crime rate increasing and the lack of activities for the young people. Now that there is a club that teaches fundamental sporting skills to both males and females, they need your support. This is a way for you to help keep the youth involved in something positive that they enjoy. They invite you to come out every Saturday morning from 9:30-12 noon to help manage the youth or to call Mr. Morley at the Ministry of Youth to pledge your support. The Ministry of Youth is located in the Administrator’s Office in the Dove Plaza. More Sports News SportsFrom Page 22 COB), minimum SAT score of 1100 (critical reading and math must be included), eight BGCSE’s with at least 5 A’s and three or more advanced level subjects such as A Levels, AS or AP with grades A, B or C. Approximately 60 percent of the candidates interviewed are accepted into the program. Profiles based on interviews as well as from the detailed application form and essay, school reports and other relevant information are sent to institutions in which a student has expressed an interest, or to whose attention the Coordinator would like to bring a candidate in the hope of initiating mutually beneficial relationships. Over 100 institutions of higher education in North America annually await these profiles and work closely with the Special Scholastic Assistance Search to find financial assistance for Bahamian scholars. This group includes prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Beloit, Lehigh, Macalester, Vassar and Richmond. Since its inception in 1992, the Special Scholastic Assistance Search Program has helped over 200 Bahamian students secure more than $7 million in scholarships and financial aid from the colleges and universities they attend. The decision to attend college is a major one which requires the attention of the parent and the student alike. While college is an excellent choice for high school graduates, it should not be seen as the only immediate option. There are a number of options from which he or she may choose including finding employment right away, keeping busy by participating in various skill development projects or just taking time off to travel for a while. Whatever the choice, it should be made after careful review of the available alternatives and their contribution to the overall personal and vocational goals. LyfordFrom Page 21 Support the Cancer SocietyDonate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop • Call 367-3744 for info

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Page 24 B The Abaconian March 1, 2006 CITIZENS AGAINST CRIMEKeeping your neighbourhood safe since 2001. We need your help to keep going. Donations can be sent to: Citizens Against Crime P.O.Box AB-20095 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas or call Randy Key at (242) 367-2674 4140 NW 2nd CT BOCA RATON, FLORIDA 33431 TEL : 561-338-8738 FAX 561-338-8737 FOR INFO & PRICES GO TO www.aguapurausa.com or call our distributor in Abaco : MR. CLAY WILHOYTE : (242) 366-0087!"Corrosion free components for long service life!" Simple controls for trouble free operation!"Easy accessibility to all components!"Single phase units available to 14,400 GPD capacity!"Stainless steel triplex plunger pumps by CAT PUMPS!"All pumps close coupled to electric motor!"High rejection Reverse Osmosis membranes!"Unit frame of rustproof fiberglass structural channel! 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EQUIPMENT A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery CURRY’S FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Special ThanksThe family of the late William Keith Russell would like to say “Thank You” to the doctors and staff at Family Medicine, Nurse Warren Knowles and Dr. James Hull for their kindness during our time of sorrow. “Thank You” to all of our many friends for their prayers and support at this time. By Robert Wilson Sounds like fun…and it has to be exciting. As anyone that saw the movie Captain Ron can attest, there is a lot more to the decision than climbing aboard and setting sail. An enjoyable venture is dependent upon how well one is prepared. Our friends, Lynn and Lois Peck, whom we had met at Sunrise Cove many years ago, put the bug in our ear. They had sailed to Mexico, then on to the South Pacific and Hawaii. The stories they shared and the books they passed along started four years of planning and preparation prior to our maiden voyage. Cruising would be an exciting way to visit new places and meet a lot of people. We had always enjoyed sailing, but never considered ourselves as proficient and daring as the Pecks. However, we made ourselves a list, revised it many times and committed ourselves to adhere to the “five year plan.” I was the leader, and with few exceptions Carolyn followed it to a tee. She went along with buying a new boat and encouraged me as I enrolled in almost all of the courses offered by the US Power Squadron. Rarely did I have to justify purchasing a piece of equipment, especially if the purchase could be couched by me as being a comfort or safety “must have.” In no time we had set a target date, and I soon found myself caught up in a whirlwind of excitement. I was ready to sell the house, move on the boat and sail off into the sunset. That’s when her brakes went on. Thirty years worth of “precious memories” were stored in the house and promising her the moon would not change her conviction. “I am not giving up my house!” A course change would be necessary. The boat projects frantically continued, as did my nudging and persistence until one day she announced she had something to show me. She had seen it on the way home, and in her mind she had resolved what could have become a major issue. “Everything will fit in this new house. We can afford it if we sell ours, and then we can go sailing.” Instantly, she was given a nautical promotion. All I could say was “Welcome Home, Admiral!” With that out of the way, we focused on other matters of practicality. We would have bills to pay, provisioning to complete and have need of developing a means to stay in contact with family and friends. The recommendations of friends and reading volumes of books helped to establish a proper perspective and helped to solidify our plans. St. Brendan’s Isle in Florida was used as a mail service. Mail from home was forwarded to them, and upon our direction the mail would be mailed to us. Monthly utility bills were paid in advance and other financial matters were handled via internet or auto-pay. Soon into our trip we discovered having an ATM card was easy to access cash and the machines were available most places. Communications were handled using PocketMail, an email service used extensively by boaters and recreational vehicle enthusiasts. Internet access was unavailable, and while it was toll-free in the US, a paid telephone card was required elsewhere. When it was necessary to use the Internet, we found service available at internet cafs, marinas and libraries for an additional fee. Provisioning was the Admiral’s passion. For months she was sifting through newspapers and coupon stuffers to take advantage of discounts. The pantry was so full at one point there were boxes in the dining room. She re-packaged much of it in order to keep critters from coming aboard via the cardboard boxes. Carolyn had planned meals in mind and included a lot of nice snacks for the Captain in her shopping. There is always the unexpected. During our first year of sailing we had to replace two alternators and a regulator. Another year we ran aground three times, damaged a stanchion that needed replacing, rebuilt both heads and spent eleven days in a marina ($100 per day) due to weather. 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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 B Diamante Dental ClinicDr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S. Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6 P.O. Box AB 20579 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Website: www.diamantedental.com (appointments can be made online) Tel: 242-367-4968 • Fax: 242-367-3001 Emergency 242-554-8327 Email: dentalspecialistabaco@yahoo.com • Dr. Barry L. Russell March 24 of the Bahamas Orthodontic Center Orthodontics (Braces) • Dr. Kendal Major March 15 Periodontics (gum disease) Implants • Dr. J. Denise Archer Mondays Saturdays General Dentistry Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) available Rich’s Boat Rentals“Abaco’s Best Rental Fleet” At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21’ Paramount $170 $475 $790 26’ Paramount $225 $675 $1100 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco 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 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 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY2 bed, 1 bath, fully equipped, TV, DVD, all appliances, internet, wireless, cable, water, view of Sea of Abaco. $1500/ month. Call 477-5807 BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com 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 Little Harbour, High elevation w/panoramic views. Harbour water front plus protected water front on pond for small boat. 3B/2B home with wraparound decks & screened porch. Beautifully furnished and landscaped. Harbour mooring included. By owner. (242) 366-3509 or email: fineart@direcway.com Lubber’s Quarter, beachfront lot. 1 acre, dock and electric. $525,000 Call 375-8313 or info@watercolourscottages.com Tilloo Cay charming hideaway, 1 br/ 2 ba cottage, safe haven, tucked in cove with dock. Panoramic view of ocean in all directions from top of hill. On approx. 3.75 accres, sea to sea. Generator, battery and solar powered. Call 508-5403240 or e-mail jvlvworthington@adelphia.net Treasure Cay canal lot, Galleon Bay, almost 1/2 acre, 122’ water frontage with sea wall. $300,000 Call 366-3010 Marsh Harbour, commercial shop/ office spaces available in Royal Harbour Village shops. Great location, high traffic area. Please call for details. 242-367-3262 Guana Cay 2 bed apt. $1500/ mo, no pets. Also new vacation rental $900/ wk. Call for details. 904-982-2762 Guana Cay 2 bed, 1 1/2 bath cottage, furnished. Yearly rental. $1300/ month. Call 242-365-5040 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 Marsh Harbour 2 bed, 2 bath house, fully furnished, central A/C, fenced yard, ready to move in. on Nathan Key Drive. Call 367-3295 after 5 p.m. RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSHOME FOR SALELantana, Florida – 5 mi from PBIA 2/2/1 – pool – no HOA Just refurbished $299,000 R. Denkin, owner/agent 561-683-8810 M-F or 561-641-9080 lv. message on tape 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 242-362-1021NEW DELUXE CONDO FOR SALEThe Moorings at Lantana on Intracoastal 5 miles from PBIA 2/2 indoor park – Marina space available Call R. Denkin, owner/agent at 561-6838810 M-F 9-5 pm or 561-641-9080 Leave message on tape PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEgency flight home and having to rebuild a bilge pump and generator. What’s the old saying “Bring Out Another Thousand.” Well, that is a part of cruising, but all in all it is much less expensive than we originally anticipated. Our sailing ventures have taught us well. It requires a lot of preparation and planning, but it also involves a serious commitment on the part of everyone. The more detailed the planning and the stronger the commitment, the more enjoyable the experience. So often we hear, “I wish I could do that” or “I wish we had done that.” It can be done; and if you have the desire to go cruising, now is the time to start planning. We know not what the future holds, and it is much easier just to maintain the status quo. From my perspective, it has been an exciting time in our lives. Had it not been for Carolyn’s enthusiasm and tireless efforts my hopes and dreams of cruising would have quickly gone aground. Without the support and encouragement of our friends our travels would have been less fulfilling. Without the hopes and dreams of those that went before and allowing us an opportunity to share the dream with those that choose to follow, it would be somewhat meaningless. recent concert here. The bicycle was donated to Every Child Counts. Over 1100 raffle tickets were sold and the lucky winner is Ernest Pierre. The event raised approximately $5,000 which will go toward the expenses of the construction of badly needed classrooms at the expanding school. Lyn Major, the principal, thanked everyone for their on-going support of this school for special needs students. SchoolFrom Page 13 CruisingFrom Page 24Our Experiences Getting Started in Cruising AA and Al Anon MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library. The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Please call 357-6511 for additional information. Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results

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Page 26 B The Abaconian March 1, 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 Business Service Directory Guardian Angel Security CompanySecuring Life and Property • 24 Hr. Security Guards Body Guards Money Escort Mobile Patrol, etc. Servicing Abaco and the CaysP.O. Box AB 20156 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242-367-5187 Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 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 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. 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. Fax 367-6544 • islanpharmacy@yahoo.com Fyne’s Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 • Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay www.Fynes@msn.comCommercial, Residential, Pre-construction Treatment BAHAMA TILELICENSED INSURED Office : 367-7072Larry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire Home FOR SALESucessful long standing (16 yrs) Turnkey Retail Business, located in two prime Tourist locations Serious Inquires Only Call 561.628.7946 HELP WANTEDEnergetic person wanted for full time seasonal help (March-July). Must have basic computer skills and provide references Apply in person atIggy Biggy BoutiquesMon Friday 9:30-4:30 Amelia Airways, Inc. Private Air Charter Based in South Florida Serving Florida, the Keys, The Bahamas, Caribbean and other US Destinations Phone # 800-546-4648 Fax # 954-489-9126 Ask us about our Spring Discounts! 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 SendThe United States Embassy in Nassau announced that as of February 22 it will be introducing a new system for processing non-immigrant visa applications. According to a release from the embassy, the new system will help potential applicants get the information they need to prepare application materials and will eliminate the need for applicants to stand in long lines while waiting for a visa interview. “Beginning February 22, 2006, all potential non-immigrant visa applicants must first contact the embassy’s Visa Information Service before coming to the embassy in Nassau. “The service, based on similar models operating today in more than 25 countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia, provides timely and accurate information to the public regarding how to apply for a visa to visit the United States,” said the release. The embassy said callers to the Visa Information Service will be able to speak to operators who can provide information on the visa application process and its requirements and will be able to schedule an appointment for their visa interview, “working with the operator to find the most convenient time for an appointment.” The Visa Information Service will start accepting calls for appointments on February 16. US Ambassador John Rood said, “This new system will give applicants a guaranteed date and time for a visa interview. The certainty of having a confirmed appointment will help everyone, but it will be particularly useful for applicants from the Family Islands and the Turks and Caicos. Right now they must travel to Nassau without knowing exactly when they’ll be able to get in. That won’t be the case anymore. “Since our workflow will be spread more evenly through the day and applicants will know exactly what documents they need to bring, we expect we’ll be able to get people in and out in under one hour. That’s a better system for us and for the travelling public,” he said. Potential applicants will need to get a Personal Identification Number (PIN) before placing a call. A PIN can be bought at a local distribution center, where instructions will also be received on how to place a call to the Visa Information Service. A list of PIN distribution centers is available at , the embassy said.US Embassy Has New System for Visas Mark Your CalendarsHeritage DayHope Town March 3 • 10-1:30Reef BallAbaco Beach Resort March 4 7 p.m .Annual Yard SaleTreasure Cay March 4 MorningBarefoot Man ConcertNippers on Guana Cay March 5 NoonPathfindersAbaco Beach Resort March 11 6 p.m .

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March 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 B Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOA BOA BOA BOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@coralwave.com www.drillrig.i8.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, 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 Case Loader 6806, year unknown, Firestone 21L24 rear tires, runs good, looks bad, needs new hydraulic lines (we have) loaded. Scotland Cay. Call Curran 954-523-3344 4 50 John Deere Bulldozer with 6-way blade, detachable backhoe with 24” and 16” rock bucket. $10,000 ONO 477-5111 day or 3663504 evenings For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service No Nonsense Painting & Pressure Cleaning spray finish, pickling, staining, knock-down, glazing. Interior & exterior. Free quote. Professional, detail, custom work at reasonable prices. 561-319-8611 / email levarity4@adelphia.net 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.damianos.com to learn more about our company or contact Mr. George Damianos at 242-362-4211 email: george@damianos.com. Wanted Cashier with experience in hair and beauty supply products, nail technician, hair stylist. Call 367-2386. Full Time Help Wanted Front Desk Clerk Duties include answering phone, taking reservations, operating cash register for gift store. Applicant must possess excellent customer service skills, proper phone etiquette, computer literate, and able to work six days a week. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday off. Inte rested persons please apply in person at Sea Spray Resort Green Turtle Club multiple positions available. All applicants MUST possess an outgoing personality and have the ability to interact with upscale clientele. Pay commensurate with experience. Dock Master Boating and docking knowledge manatory. 48 hrs/wk House keeping 3-4 days a week Waitress 4-6 days a week, variable hours. Evening work required Host/ Hostess 4-6 days a week. Evening work required. Knowledge of wines a plus. Interested parties please call Ben @ 365-4271 for an appointment. Westerbeke Marine Generator 4.5 Kil at 60 HZ, includes sound proof cover, 1400 hours. Call 365-6444 16’2” long flats boat with trailer 2001 Scout bonefishing boat, poling platform, wired for trolling motor, two pedestal seats, center console, 90 HP Yamaha engine with 25 hrs. Asking $13,600. Call 359-6016 or 366-3511 17’ Wellcraft w/ 15 HP Johnson, center console, good condition. Asking $7500 OBO Phone 365-2401 20’ Shamrock Professionally restored, all new running gear. New Mercuiser 350. DUTY PAID. Must see to appreciate. In Marsh Harbour. Call 367-0409 20’ Albury Bros. 2006 BPR direct fuel injected Bombardier, 100 hrs., T-top, anchor, battery, rope, anchor light, bilge pump, rocket launcher, 30 gal fresh water tank, 55 gal. gas tank. Call 365-6035 and leave message or 551-4733 COMMERCIAL SERVICES EQUIPMENT FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats94 Ford Taurus, fully loaded, good running condition, needs front and back bumpers. Asking $3000. To view or make offer call 559-8656 98 Ford F-150 pick-up, Harley Davidson model, red, 4 wheel drive, loaded with all the toys, beautiful condition. Call 365-8188 00 Impala selling for parts only $3000 OBO Call 365-2401 27’ Catalina sailboat, 1976, 5 sails incl. spinnaker, diesel inboard, auto pilot, 3.5 draft. $7900 Call 375-8079 or 561-202-8532 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 30’ Hydrocat 300X 2004, fibreglass catamaran, twin 225 HP Yamaha, 4 stroke, 250 hours. Stable fishing machine and finest riding rough weather boat available. DUTY PAID $90,000 Located Man-O-War Cay. Enquire at 557-6856 32’ Island Gypsy Sportfish 175 Ford Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke, air conditioned, etc. $44,000 Call 365-4120 38’ Gulfstar Trawler 1983 with 6 cyl Perkins Diesel. Asking $45,000 Tel: 242-366-0351 or 407-384-7301 42” #1 Hull Crawfishing Boat. For further info call 366-0430 MERCHANDISE FOR SALEUtility Poles for sale Contact 367-4061 40’ container, good condition. $6000 OBO Call 365-8539 Retail fixtures and track head lighting systems For more info call 367-3596 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESAbaco Outboards Parts manager needed, 35 years experience. Fax resume to 367-2354. Do NOT apply in person EQUIPMENT FOR SALEForklift Hyster S40 XL 3-stage warehouse, used, well maintained, in use now. $10,000 OBO 367-2128 Call between 9-5 Earlier this year at the Abaco Science Conference, Diane Claridge of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey based in Sandy Point discussed the problem that beaked whales suffered when exposed to naval and seismic sounds emitted that military operations use. She has been studying marine mammals in Abaco waters since 1991 and was present at a major stranding of Balinville’s beaked whales in March 2001 when 14 whales were stranded on the Sandy Point beach. Blainville’s whales are a medium sized whale reaching 14 to 16 feet at maturity. During their years studying these whales Ms. Claridge and her associates they have determined that the whales associate into groups by age. They feed mostly on squid. The animals do not have teeth but the males have two tusks which are used in fighting other males. The males show many wounds from these fights. These mammals are capable of diving for very long periods, of over an hour, and at great depths, up to 1800 feet. The whales that Ms. Claridge has been studying were in the deep canyons between Abaco and Eleuthera and New Providence. Since the canyon walls have a greater concentration of food, the dominant whales claim that area leaving the less desirable feeding areas to the less mature whales. This could be a reason why more immature whales stranded on the beach as they would have been closer to the ships in the area testing the anti-submarine sonar equipment.The Effect of Seismic Operations on Beaked WhalesWhen the strandings occurred, Dr. Claridge froze the heads of the animals which were sent to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts for examination. It was determined that they died of hemorrhages in the brain and pressure in their ears. The Abaco Science Conference brought together many scientists from a veriety of disciplines who have done research on Abaco or in The Bahamas that are important to our environment. Ms. Claridge does research on marine mammals with her husband, Dr. Ken Balcombe. Ms. Diane Claridge is shown here at the Abaco Science Conference.

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Page 28 B The Abaconian March 1, 2006 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 2,300 s.f. Residence. On 2 Lots totaling 10,180 s.f. Swimming Pool 100' Of Private Dockage Fabulous Views #AB149 $1,750,000. SALES RENT ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES "Hope Town Apartments" Elbow Cay White Sound 7 Apartment Units Total of 3,800 s.f. 4 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartments 3 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartments Central A/C All fully Furnished Great Rental History #AB156 $925,000. "Watch Hill" Great Guana Cay 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 1,686 s.f. Residence 725 s.f. Open Decks. 80' of Prime Beachfront Over 1/4 Acre Superb Ocean Views Semi-private Dock Fully Furnished. Great Rental History #AB142 $1,380,000. Man-O-War Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,921 s.f. Residence. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath 400 s.f. Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front 1.189 Acres Beautifully Landscaped Semi-Private Dock Fabulous Views #AB150 $1,840,000. "Sunsplash" "Jaffa" HGChristie.com abaco-realestate.com03/01/06 Scotland Cay 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -1,300 s.f. Residence 300' of Ocean Beach 1 Bedroom, 1Bath Guest House "Playhouse" with Bar Covered & Open Decks Fabulous Ocean Views #AB160 $2,315,000. "Summer Camp" Scotland Cay 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,470 s.f. Residence 124' of Ocean Beach 2,000 s.f. of Decks Central A/C 30,000 gal Fresh Water Fabulous Views Furnished #AB161 $1,100,000. "Casa Bueno" Derek Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Res: (242) 365-6156 dlee@hgchristie.comChris Plummer BRIAssist. District Manager Estate Agent Green Turtle Cay (242) 365-4052 Cell: (242) 554-9451 chris@hgchristie.comKathleen Albury BRIEstate Agent -Appraiser Elbow Cay (242) 366-0700 Cell: (242) 477-5350 kathleen @hgchristie.comNeil Aberle BRIEstate Agent Marketing Specialist Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Cell:(242) 359-6274 neil@hgchristie.comChris AlburyEstate Agent Marine Specialist Man-O-War Cay (242) 365-6008 Cell: (242) 477-5245 calbury@hgchristie.comFaron SawyerEstate Agent Transportation Specialist Abaco (242) 367-3450 faron@hgchristie.comBill JohnstonEstate Agent Utility Specialist Little Harbour (242) 367-5454 Cell: (242-357-6674 bill@hgchristie.comRobbie BethelSales Assistant Photography Specialist Hope Town (242) 366-0700 (242) 375-8533 robbie@hgchristie.comRetta ThomasOffice Manager Support Services Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 retta@hgchristie.com Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasTelephone: (242) 367 5454 e.mail: abaco@hgchristie.comMargo SawyerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay I.T. Specialist (242) 365-4052 Cell: (242) 551-7976 msawyer @hgchristie.comSilbert MillsEstate Agent Media Specialist Abaco (242) 367-2935 Cell: (242) 375-8359 smills@hgchristie.com Elbow Cay Hope Town 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,300 s.f. Residence. 630 s.f. of open decks. 91' of Harbour Frontage Superb Views Great Rental History. Furnished. #PS10565 $1,190,000. "Aeolian" Elbow Cay Dorros Cove 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths. 3,600 s.f. Residence. 2 Connected Buildings Ocean Waterfront Amazing Views Swimming Pool Private Boat Slip Furnished. #AB112 $1,750,000. "Point of View" NEW NEW "Sea-esta" Great Cistern Abaco 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 1,680 s.f. Residence. 155' of Water Frontage 20,580 sq.ft 0.5 acre of land Great Views of the cays Private #TS10557 $483,000. NEW Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 3,000 s.f. Residence Open Decks. 100' of Beachfront Over 1/2 Acre Superb Ocean Views Fully Furnished. #AB123 $1,425,000. "Surfside" NEW Great Guana Cay 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 930 s.f. Residence 750 s.f. of Decks 250' on Sea of Abaco 47,930 s.f. 1.1 acres Ample space for additional Residences Great elevation Fabulous Views Dock Permit approved #TS10559 $1,385,000. "Coco Di Mama" NEW Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths. 2,100 s.f. Residence 670 s.f. Raised Decks. Over 1/2 Acre Great Views Beach & Dock Access Furnished. #AS10668 $838,000. "Pura Vida" NEW Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,150 s.f. Residence 760 s.f. Covered Porch 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 490 s.f. Apartment Workshop Great Views Near Settlement #AS10689 $640,000. "Junkanoo Splash" NEW Great Guana Cay 8 Rooms, 8 Baths 6,000 s.f. Hotel 365' of Water Frontage 60,027 s.f. 1.37 acres 300' plus Dock Commercial Corporate Retreat or convert to family estate. #TS10556 Price on Request "Guana Harbour Club" NEW Green Turtle Cay New Plymouth 10 Rooms 40 Seat Restaurant Pool Patio 12,723 s.f. of land 0.29 acre #AB27 Price on Request "New Plymouth Inn" NEW Man-O-War Dickies Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths. 3,360 s.f. Residence. 1,200 s.f. Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private 136' Dock. Auxiliary Generator Superb Harbour Views Furnished. #PS10693 $2,000,000. "Viking" NEW Man-O-War Cay Settlement 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,400 s.f. Residence. 330 s.f. Screen Porches Land 15,000 s.f. Parcel 25,000 gals Fresh Water Beautifully Landscaped Furnished #AS10596 $695,000. "British Colonial" NEW Man-O-War Cay Settlement 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. 1,270 s.f. Residence. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 400 s.f. Guest House Workshop Crow's Nest for great views. 0.373 Acre Beautifully Landscaped #AS10585 $650,000. "Golden Palms" NEW "Villa Gladys" Wood Cay Little Abaco 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,147 s.f. Residence 9,849 s.f. of land 12' easement to water to build dock. #AS10593 $211,000. NEW SALES RENT ALS APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL NEW Marsh Harbour Royal Harbour 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,900 sq.ft. Residence In-ground Swimming Pool and Patio Fenced Back Yard. Patio Immaculate Condition. #AS10604 $685,000. "Harbour View Villa" NEW Marsh Harbour Cove Estates 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 2,216 sq.ft. Residence -1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Downstairs Apartment 14,500 s.f. of Land Good Central Location #AS10598 $491,500. "Wings of the Dove" NEW Marsh Harbour Little Orchard 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,800 sq.ft. Residence Brick Patio Wooden Deck Pool 14,500 s.f. of Property Nicely Landscaped #AS10601 $375,800. "Heavenly Cove" H.G. Christe, Ltd. proudly announces that, in keeping with the company's commitment to career advancement,Kathleen M. Albury B.R.I. has successfully met the requirements of and been awarded the status of Brokerby the Bahamas Real Estate Association. H.G. Christe, Ltd. proudly announces, Neil G. Aberle. has successfully completed the requirements for and has been inducted into the Bahamas Real Estate Instituteand thus is entitled to use the designation ofB.R.I. NEW WEBSITE