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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 6, MARCH 15th, 2006 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Heritage Day Celebrates Hope Town’s Pas t Area School Children Have a Live History LessonHeritage Day is an annual event in Hope Town that draws a crowd from all over Abaco. It is organized by the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum and features special speakers, songs by school children, a Maypole dance, a sculling demonstration and new displays in the museum. The event raises funds for the buildings that have been constructed in the past few years. The second b uilding still has interior work to be finished. Shown above is a Maypole dance with school children plaiting the ribbons. Treasure Cay’s Tea by the Sea was held on February 21 to raise funds for the Treasure Cay Humane Society. This successful event is very popular and brings out English traditions of dainty sandwiches, scones, tea cakes and English teapots and china. The money will go toward the fund to establish a facility to house stray animals and provide a place for a veterinarian to work. By Mirella Santillo For approximately 20 years, according to Mrs. Debbie Patterson, treasurer of the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum Society, the settlement has celebrated the arrival on the cay of first settler, Wyannie Malone, with Hope Town Heritage Day. Wyannie Malone landed on the cay in 1785 with her children and all her possessions. The annual celebration, besides being a day of reminiscence and a getting together for Abaconians, is also a fund raising event for the local museum which opened in 1977 and was named in her honor. This year the event took place on March 3rd and was well attended not only by Elbow Cay’s residents but also by many Marsh Harbour school children and residents who came by ferry load as early as 9 a.m. to be present for the opening ceremony scheduled to start at 10:a.m. At that time, a table loaded with all kind of goodies, pies, cakes, brownies and cup cakes was already set up in the Please see Heritage Page 2 By Jennifer Hudson Treasure Cay’s second annual Tea by the Sea, held at the Bahama Beach Club on February 21, was a resounding success. The function was held in aid of the Treasure Cay Humane Society, and the funds raised far exceeded the amount raised last year thanks to a capacity attendance and a large silent auction. Business houses in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay were very generous in donating items for the silent auction and raffle. The weather was picture perfect for thisHumane Society Benefits from Tea Please see North Page 4 Nineteen Bahamians traveled to Lima, Peru, for a Pan American surfing competition. They did very well, coming in seventh among 14 countries. The bigger waves, the language barrier and a different culture were all challenges they faced. Pictured above are the surfers. They are, back row, Scott Patterson, Christian Wilhoyte, Joe Thompson, Robert McGinty, Pat McCully, Corey Engle, Nick Otton, Chris Chapman, Jeff Gale, Lou Kanitsch and Fred Smith from Freeport. In the front row are Brandon Sands, Bobby Vetta, Ashley Knowles, Christine McCully and Joshua Sands. See story on page 6.Surf Teams Competes InternationallyAbaco Shipping Company, the joint venture between Marsh Harbour Shipping Company and United Abaco Shipping Company, announces the expansion of service within their Florida warehousing and receiving facilities, and additional sailings on two of their existing routes as well as the addition of a new route. These routes will be serviced by the company’s vessels: M/V Duke of Topsail and M/V Triton Express The new warehousing facility is locatedAbaco Shipping Announces Expanded Service Please see Shipping Page 21

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Page 2 The Abaconian March 15, 2006 Joint Venture ofMarsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co.NEW EXP ANDED SER VICE2 Weekly Sailings to Marsh Harbour from West Palm Beach 2 Weekly Sailings to and from Nassau 1 Weekly Sailing from West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour to Spanish Wells Eleuthera NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area. General Cargo, 20' & 40' Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive-on Ramps, Special Charters available RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE 708 710BlueHeronBoulevardOld Dixie HighwayBroadwayMart i nLutherKing, Jr .Boulevard45thStreetAustralianAvenueAvenue R 1Nort h CongressA v enue EXIT 76 ABACO SHIPPING II Heavy Lift Services Gulfstream Line EXIT 74West 13th Street 2006 D.A. Lee Riviera Beac hPort of Palm BeachLakeWorth 95 95 95PeanutIslandABACOSHIPPINGABACOSHIPPING Bahamas Address:P.O. Box AB20737 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 Tel: 242-367-3341 Fax: 242-367-2235 Fax: 242-367-4885 e-mail: unitedabacoshippingco @coralwave.comU.S. Delivery & Receiving Address:Gulfstream Lines Heavy Lift Services 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact: Tina Diaz NEW OFF-POR T F A CILITY1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404When Shipping to Abaco Remember ABACO SHIPPING M/V TRITON EXPRESS M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL library and more goodies were being brought in by local residents who donated all the baked goods. Dressed in long skirts and coiffed with bonnets were Mrs. Shelley Malone, Mrs. Lucille Russell, Mrs. Debbie Patterson and Mrs. Marie McKehe helping with the bake sale. The ceremony started promptly at 10 a.m. with the Hope Town School Children singing the National Anthem followed by the presentations, prayer and more songs including one written 20 years ago by Hope Town resident, April Malone. Mrs. Suzanne Bethel welcomed the visitors and explained, “Today, we are celebrating Phase One of the museum’s construction; next March,” she added, “we’ll celebrate Phase Two.” The Museum was moved to its present location in 2000 and will ultimately occupy two buildings. A lot of interior details and furnishing still have to take place in the second building. These should be completed next year in time to celebrate the grand opening of the complex and the 30th anniversary of the museum’s opening. Mrs. Bethel was followed by Mrs. Martha Smith, who made a presentation on bush medicine. She is a home economics teacher at Abaco Central High School who brought eight students with her as well as several plants used in bush medicine. Her book on bush medicine, Bush Medicine in Bahamian Folk Tradition is on sale at Ebb Tide in Hope Town, the Chemist Shop, Natural You, Pinewoods Nursery and Abaco Treasures in Marsh Harbour. She was celebrated by three of her students, Sheldine Joseph, Sherline Philippe and Shanna Blunk, who sang Give thanks to Mrs. Smith a song that they wrote in her honor. The high school students were not the only ones. Agape Christian School was represented by 80 students and seven teachers. Two teachers from St. Francis de Sales came with 19 grade 9 students. Nineteen grade 11 students from Forest High School were present accompanied by two teachers. Mrs. Richards, history teacher, explained that she brought her students because they were studying the Loyalists this year. And, of course, all of Hope Town Primary School’s children participated in the function. Mr. Chester Thompson, a native of Hope Town, spoke and Mr. Llfitte Alcime made a presentation on Loyalist architecture. All through the day the weather was sunny and mild, perfect for an outdoor gathering, and the harbour was calm enough to accommodate sculling demonstrations and the boat parade. The 50/50 prize was won by a Man-OWar resident who in turn gave back half of the winnings to the museum. According to Mr. Tony Bennett, the Curator of the Museum, the event was a great success. The Museum Society is set up as a nonprofit organization operated only by volunteers. “The proceeds of the day are to go towards the mortgage on the new buildings, the finishing and beautifying of Balcony House and landscaping,” explained Mrs. Debbie Patterson. She added that donations from United States citizens are deductible when over $250. Mrs. Patterson is the daughter-in-law of Byrle Patterson, the founder of the museum. Homemade cakes and pies along with other delicious food was available at Heritage Day in Hope Town. These ladies, Debbie Patterson, Lucile Russell, Shelly Malone and Marie McKeag, are assisting at one of the tables in the library.Old Times Are Remembered Once Again Please see Heritage Page 1 The Hope Town School children entertained the crowds with songs and special speakers made presentations gaving details of life in the past. Please see Heritage Page 24

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 NEW EXPANDED SERVICE EXIT 76 EXIT 74Riviera Beach95 95ABACOSHIPPINGNEW OFF-PORT FACILITY 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 Turnkey 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. $1,875,000. #2989 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT MY ISLAND RETREATŽ Beautiful 4 Bed, 3 Bath 2 storey family retreat. Cathedral wooden ceilings, Nicely detailed woodwork throughout. Wr ap-around 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 Oceanfront lot with 100 ft on the water x 300 ft deep. Beautifully elevated waterfront building site,close to the public dock & sandy beach. $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 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $47,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY Wonderful canal lot on the northern side of Galleon Bay Drive & overlooking Carleton Point Development. Fabulous views of the canal waterways. $310,000 #3071 Stan Sawyer: 242. 477.5821 GUANA CAY Sea of Abaco Lotappro ximately 1 mile west of the settlement. 6,560 sq.ft with rising elevation & good water depth for future dock. $250,000.00 #3206 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 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 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 $118,000 LOT 83 AOC $106,000 #2857 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $85,000. #1836. Spectacular 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 GREEN TURTLE CAY Beautiful waterfront lot overlooking Coco Bays harbour. A dredged channel to an exisiting dock for the avid boater. $650,000. #3031 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 GREEN TURTLE CAY HARBOURFRONT Turtles NestŽ This large, immaculately landscaped property overlooks White Sound Harbour. Main house, guest cottage, dock & fresh water swimming pool. Many extras! Fantastic Views! $3,800,000. #3075 Stan Sawy er:242. 477.5821 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 HOPE TOWN,ELBOW CAY WATERFRONT WHITE SOUND1/2 acre vacant lot on excellent surfing beach in established neighborhood. Permitted architectural plans for a 1200 sq.ft. beach cottage. Steps from public dock, sandy beach, & all amenities. $590,000. #3207 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 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 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

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Page 4 The Abaconian March 15, 2006 elegant occasion when more than 100 ladies (and a few gentlemen) gathered to enjoy a real English tea of dainty sandwiches and delicious cakes. No proper English tea would be complete without fresh scones filled with cream and strawberry jam and tea served from traditional English teapots, and this tea party had it all. Not only was the food delightful to the palate but the table settings were a delight to the eye and added to the atmosphere of the occasion. Each table was designed by an individual hostess, who donated her beautiful set of china for the afternoon and designed a special centrepiece for the table. The centre pieces were varied and exquisite, and it was a delight to just walk around and enjoy the table settings. The person responsible for pulling this all together was Executive Director, Barbara Hadley, who thanked her co-chairs Christy Donahue and Ann Topper, Sandy Hamill who handled ticket sales, and her entire executive committee. Mr. Jerry Roberts, President of the Treasure Cay Humane Society since 1995, attributed the success of this fund raiser to the fact that people in Treasure Cay are really interested in the problem of stray animals; they want to handle the situation humanely and are very generous towards this end. He told the group that last year the society administered to 60 animals. “The solution to the problem of excess animals in the old days,” he said, “was to put out poison, but we hope we have put an end to this practice.” All funds raised will go towards the North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 1 The annual Treasure Cay Yard Sale is anticipated by people all over Abaco. Treasure Cay residents began years ago to have a sale to clear their homes of items no longer needed. It has grown over the years and now people from many towns set up a table and sella variety of items. Bargains are everywhere. The sale benefits the Treasure Cay Humane Society and the society asks each seller make a donation to their cause. Tea by the Sea was a benefit for the Treasure Cay Humane Society that is raising money for a compound to house stray animals and a building for a veterinarian to use while caring for animals in Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay and North Abaco. Shown above are Sandy Hamel in charge of ticket sales, Jerry Roberts, President of the Treasure Cay Humane Society, and Barbara Hadley, Chairperson of the society. Please see North Page 5

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA• 50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Fresh Water Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS One, two & three bedroom units On the ocean & harbour Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : seasprayres@abacoinet.com www.seasprayresort.comBoat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House R R R R R es es es es es t t t t t aur aur aur aur aur ant ant ant ant antCome for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.• Stew Fish Chicken Souse Cornbeef & Grits Steam Sausage & Grits Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town More North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 4 $35,000 $50,000 needed to build a Humane Society facility in Treasure Cay which will include pens and cages to house animals until a home is found for them and space for a vet to use on a regular basis for spraying and neutering. It is hoped that this facility will be a substation for Green Turtle Cay, Cooper’s Town and other neighbouring settlements. Mimi Rehor, director of the programme for the preservation of Abaco’s wild horses, brought with her a dog which she had found on the side of the road between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay and for which she wanted to find a home. The dog, which was sporting a little coat saying “Adopt Me” drew much loving attention. Also present as invited guests were Dr. Derrick Bailey, veterinarian from Marsh Harbour, who is very generous in assisting the Treasure Cay Humane Society, and Jeritzan Outten, Bernadette Harding and Kendy Anderson from the Ministry of Tourism, who assisted in sponsoring the event. Upcoming Treasure Cay Events. The next concert to be staged by The Treasure Cay Events Cultural Committee will be on March 22 and will feature talented jazz pianist, Elizabeth Woodbury, and her trio. On April 8 Doc Trudell (who sounds just like Bobby Short) will be featured. Both concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. and proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the community centre.Yard Sale Attracts Sellers and BuyersBy Mirella Santillo Wheeling and Dealing -That was the motto of a Treasure Cay Yard Sale vendor trying to coax people into buying her merchandise, and all for a just cause: to help maintain the local library. An annual event now for 16 years, the Treasure Cay Yard Sale attracts hundred of people from all over Abaco looking for bargains. This year’s event took place on March 4th. Although the sale did not officially start until 9 a.m., by 7 a.m. the place was already packed with eager buyers. Numerous tables were set up in the parking lot of the old hotel site next to the beach, and there was a treasure to be found by everybody. From furniture to china, from new to old and very old, from baked goods to art work, rugs, telephones, you name it, there it was! The vendors were mostly Treasure Cay second home owners, who were donating their time and merchandise to raise funds for the library. “We arrived at 8 a.m.,” said Lorna Firstbrook and Keates Whitcraft, who were taking care of a table loaded with bric-abrac, but there were already people before us.” On that stand, a lamp shade went for $2, so did an old leather briefcase, a small china ashtray or candle holder for less than a dollar. In front of Gretchen Balch and Anders Ljungholm, all sorts of electronic equipment was piled up: telephones, printers, fax machines, answering machines, not of the latest model, but supposedly in working order. For $5 you could go home with a fax or a phone. For $90 you could walk away with a dishwasher! Asked how was the sale proceeding, “We have had a very good day,” they commented. A little farther Tuppy Weatherford from Blue Sky Gallery was selling beautifully framed photographs of local birds; next to her, quilts and homemade wood items were on display. As the morning wore on, sofas, chairs, even doors and rugs were being loaded on the waiting vehicles. Up the road in front of the library were tables covered in books, mostly fiction; but one could find books in Spanish, Italian and German. For a few dollars you could buy enough reading material to occupy quite a few evenings. Inside the Community Center paintings by local artists were displayed. As the sale neared its end, rare was the visitor who left empty handed. The Treasure Cay Community Library, the outstnading library on Abaco, holds a book sale annually in conjuction with the Treasure Cay Yard Sale. The money raised goes toward buying new books and other material for the library. Book lovers from around Abaco look forward to acquiring hardback books and paperbacks at very cheap prices. While books are being sold outside the library, an art show was on display inside the Community Center with paintings by local artists. Check Out www.abaconian.comThe Abaconian’s New Web SiteMost Recent Issue Archive Issues Maps Business Listing Pictures

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Page 6 The Abaconian March 15, 2006 10 years in the out islandsby Under the Palms(203) 389-3304outislands@underthepalms.com visit our site at underthepalms.comabaconian.com abacoislandrentals.com pineapplesbar.com louiesseasidevillas.comvisit some of our clients sites:abacotranquility.com baystreetrentals.com waterwaysrentals.com schoonerslanding.comWeb sites starting at$600 We contacted Under the Palms to develop a new web site for us within 3 months it was up and running. With over 50 pages and close to 300 pictures, that was a lot of work to accomplish in a short period of time. We are extremely happy with the result, they know and love the Abacos and that comes across in their workŽ. Julie Farrington, Island Property Management, Green Turtle Cay visit our site at abacoislandrentals.com By Lindsey Delaplaine The Bahamas Surf Team returned from the Pan Am games in Peru wiser, more experienced, and with their heads held high with an overall seventh place finish out of the 14 countries that journeyed to Lima, Peru, to compete. Facing up to the mighty waves of the Pacific was a whole new challenge for this team, but they pulled together and supported each other all along the way. The opening ceremonies were held in a suburb of Lima called Miraflores. One of the more unique aspects took place when a representative from each team poured sand from their country’s beach into one container. It was the 5th Pan American Surfing Games and had the largest field of competitors yet. The competition got started at Punta Rocas, a beautiful beach where spectators had the option of watching contestants from the beach or taking a bird’s eye view from the stands set atop the cliffs that overlooked the beach. Christine McCully started things off right by winning her first heat but learned about fierce international competition the hard way when she was squeezed out by her competitors and was unable to catch a wave to get the two points she needed to advance to the next level. Corey Engle also scored high enough through some impressive, aggressive surfing to advance out of the first heat, but made it no further. Guana Cay resident Joshua Sands also advanced in the Open Mens division, but had some tough luck catching a wave that didn’t count during a fog delay, proving that one of the hardest things about competing outside of your own country is the language barrier. Joshua didn’t understand from the announcement in Spanish that a delay even existed. Christian Wilhoyte failed to move forward only by the slimmest of margins, 1.2 points, but had some great rides. Up and comer Joe Thompson did not advance, but in the words of Christine McCully, “proved himself the one to watch for the next event.” Ashley Knowles was awarded the team Medal of Courage for paddling out to face some of the biggest waves of the day. Brandon Sands didn’t have the opportunity to compete due to a flu he caught along the way in an unfortunate case of timing. Scott Patterson rode well, but couldn’t put together the points to advance. Jeff Gale caught a bad break, literally. Jeff injured his knee in a shore break repercharge round, eliminating him from the Longboard and Open Mens competitions. Lou Kanitsch, the other Longboard surfer, had some steep drops and long rides, but it the end it wasn’t enough to advance. Christine, Christian and Fred from Freeport, (who came as the team’s videographer,) charged the Bodyboard division on a shore break that “broke boards as well as spirits,” according to Christine. Trying to avoid doing damage to their bodies and their equipment Christine and Christian took it easy, saving their energy for the surfing competitions. Coach Chris Chapman gave valuable help by providing feedback and advice for the surfers, both on the wave conditions and on their competition. Lisa Wilhoyte provided an important service to the team by taking pictures of each surfer as they competed. As Christine explained, “It helps so much to see yourself surfing. By looking at the pictures and the videos we can each learn what we need to do to improve our surfing and increase our scores.” And one of only two English speaking teams at the Games they wouldn’t have gotten far without their translator/bodyguard Rudd McGinty, who was awarded the Team Spirit of Sportsmanship Award. Upon their return from Peru the Bahamas Surfing Association had a change in leadership with Scott Patterson being electedTeam Bahamas Takes Seventh in Pan Am SurfingA surfing team from the Bahamas, mostly from Abaco, traveled to Lima, Peru, to compete in the Pan Am games. Joshua Sands of Great Guana Cay charged hard to get the score he needed to move to the next heat in his Open Mens Surfing. Photo by Lisa Wilhoyte the new President. The BSA plans to focus on local and national surfing for a while and is investigating the possibilities of holding some intra-Bahamas competitions in the future. BSA would like to thank all of the sponsors and contributors who made the trip to the Pan Am Games possible. All who went agreed it was the experience of a lifetime. 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After opening the meeting with a prayer, Councillor Hall explained that there will be two meetings concerning this issue. This one was more of an overview; the next meeting, set for March 15th, will focus on specific zoning for Elbow Cay. He promised to bring a map and markers so residents could draw out their ideas for the way the island should be zoned. Mr. Hall explained the importance of zoning. As the three towns in the Hope Town District are some of the oldest communities in The Bahamas, it is important to protect them from thoughtless development that will rob them of their unique charm and character. As a part of this process Mr. Hall wants to designate all three settlements as Historic Districts. This will mean each island will have a Historic District Committee to address issues that will affect the look of the settlements. As he explained, this will not mean people cannot build new buildings; it just means the buildings will need to be built in a manner that is consistent with the look and feel of the historic community. In addition to the settlement, one area that will need to be considered at the next meeting is Centerline Road where many new businesses are establishing themselves. Mr. Hall said that residents may want to consider making that a commercial zone for businesses and light industry, although any zoning will have to take into account the residences that are already there and any covenants of the subdivisions that border the road. Mr. Hall hopes to address the need for more affordable housing in Hope Town so that the next generation of local residents will have a place to live and so all employees in Hope Town aren’t commuting in from other islands. Already, according to Mr. Hall, over 250 people commute into Hope Town each day to work. In the White Paper there is a provision that would allow people with adequate land to build a second dwelling on their premises which they can rent out. This will allow for more housing and provide income to those families. The White Paper suggests new, more flexible set backs for houses, based on the size of the lot and where the lot is located on the island. Set backs are important, not only for the appearance of buildings, but also for fire safety reasons. New height restrictions are covered in the White Paper. The new language states that a building may not be more than 35 feet above the median grade of the land to the highest part of the building. The new zoning regulations will affect only established structures if modifications are applied for that will change the footprint of the structure. Mr. Hall explained that neighbors of any new construction will be given opportunities to give comment before any permits are issued by the Council. One major proposal in the White Paper is the shift from Hope Town being a third schedule district to a second schedule district. This will mean that the three towns in Hope Town District will be able to appoint a separate town planning boards. Right now the Hope Town District Council is responsible for all town planning permits which is quite time consuming. This would mean that the town planning board will review all applications and make recommendations to the District Council. This would make the District Council the body to which appeals are brought, not the Ministry of Local Government, where appeals are currently directed. Any appeals from that point would have to go to either the Minister or the Supreme Court, depending on the appeal. The Council is considering restricting the size of vehicles that can drive through various portions of town based on the size of the road. When questions were raised about the problem of parking, Mr. Hall explained that part of the problem is the lack of public land to designate as parking. He asked for any ideas about how to alleviate the situation. Councillor Hall asked everyone to read the proposed zoning regulations which are available at the Council’s website: www.hopetowncouncil.com, and to send comments to him.Meetings in Man-O-War and Guana CayA similar meeting was held in the ManO-War Cay School on February 27. The 10 12 persons attending generally approved of the zoning attempt and asked fewMeetings Cover Zoning for Hope Town Districtquestions. Mr. Hall stressed the need for affordable housing as land values are precluding younger persons from buying land to build on. He and the audience discussed the merits of maintaining the historic look and feel of the town and how this could be perpetuated, perhaps through the creation of an architectural oversight committee and by requesting a historic designation for the town. He did not advocate a strict application of historical guidelines but some measures to ensure that the future of the town maintained its historic look. A Guana Cay presentation on this topic was attended by 10 15 persons who were much more vocal, although they generally felt the exercise was worthwhile. A recurring theme of their concerns related to their singular representation on the seven-person Council. This was mandated by Nassau when the Schedule Three Council was established giving Hope Town and Man-OWar three persons each and Guana Cay only one person to represent them. It was based on population figures for the three towns. Please see Town Meetings Page 24 MondayFriday : 9-5 Saturday: 9-3!" Ph (242) 367-2674 "!" 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Page 8 The Abaconian March 15, 2006 Dave RalphLetters to the EditorThe Editor Says . A Cultural Center Is Under ConsiderationThe 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, Leslie Kennedy, Lindsey McCoy, Ruthamae Rolle, Niels West, 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 Fowl Cay Will Not Be Made a PreserveDear Editor, First, I would like to thank you for allowing me a space in your paper to express my thoughts on a matter of controversy involving my community. The matter that I am referring to is the proposed Fowl Cay Park. I would be remiss if I would allow Friends of the Environment’s letter (in the last issue) to go unnoticed without a rebuttal. I now write this response, after the constant urging of many residents, of whom I have the privilege to represent on the Town Council. As I begin, I must say that I do believe in and support many objectives and principles that the Friends of the Environment organization stand for. I believe that we must protect the environment. I also believe we need to take measures to preserve our marine resources for future generations. I think as citizens, we must be good stewards of the land and sea that God has entrusted to us. But at the same time we need to respect certain areas that generations of Bahamians have always enjoyed and depended upon for fishing, conching, and other weekend leisure activities. The Fowl Cay area, in the unlikely event it is made a park, would affect Man-O-War residents more than it would any other community. Because of its close proximity to our island, we use it far more than most others, and decisions that are to be made regarding the proposal, should ultimately be decided by our residents. The vast majority of Bahamian residents in Man-O-War, without a doubt, are opposed to any move to make Fowl Cay a park. This area is not abused or used for commercial fishing purposes by Man-O-War residents, but rather as an ideal place for our families to get a few conch for a “Saturday Scorch,” or to spear a grouper or two for a meal. Reiterating the other letter writer, most families then use the beach while conch salad is being prepared, etc. Whilst we appreciate that Friends of the Environment acknowledged that the proposal would not affect the land use of Fowl Cay, we remain resolute and steadfast in declaring that we will not allow the land or sea of Fowl Cay to be snatched away from us. No one will deprive us of our way of life, and Fowl Cay is a place we have always enjoyed for many activities including moderate fishing. One of the greatest concerns conveyed to me by residents was the dictatorial sentiment felt at the meeting. Many felt that “outsiders” or foreigners that were associated with Friends of the Environment were “trying” to introduce fascism of some sort to our community in order to achieve their objectives. I and others take much umbrage in the fact that people who are not native of Man-O-War think that they can impose on us on what will happen in our community. Let me make one thing clear on behalf of most Bahamians in our community of like minds: We will not allow any outside person or entity to come and tell us what or how to run our affairs. We will decide how we will manage our land, sea, and marine resources. We in Man-O-War will continue Please see Letters Page 9 A two-story addition behind Sunset Souvenirs on the “Tourist Strip” in Marsh Harbour will add more density, increasing its size, with no additional parking. That area already has very limited parking. The attractive, versatile New Vision Ministry building is an example of a practical way for Marsh Harbour to have an auditorium/gymnasium which could be used in many ways. Abaco needs a large gathering place that could accommodate a variety of activities. At the close of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee meeting on March 1, Administrator Revis Rolle announced that government was investigating the purchase of the closed RND theater building for a cultural center for Abaco. This building is located by the Marsh Harbour airport round-about. As originally designed and occupied in July 1998, the 4500-square-foot building housed three movie theaters. Apparently the larger of the three theaters would be left as a theater for movies or the performing arts. The 170-seat capacity is somewhat restrictive but with approximately 2,000-square feet it is better than any public building presently available. A second theater would be converted into a conference room for meetings while the third theater would be converted into a recreational room for youth. These two units are each presumed to be about 1,300-square feet in size. Each of the two smaller theaters held seating for 100 persons. Modifying these for other uses would require that the sloping floors be leveled. It was mentioned that the asking price for the building may have been $1.2 million although it might be available for closer to $800,000. Other sources suggested the matter may have been concluded and announcements will be forthcoming. A facility of this nature is badly needed on Abaco. If the information is correct, we must applaud government for its recognition that a facility of this type is needed here. Several years ago, probably before 1999 when Hurricane Floyd changed government priorities, Abaco and Eleuthera were each promised an auditorium similar to the Kendal Issacs auditorium in Nassau. Hurricane reconstruction, the Nassau straw market fire and a dip in tourism due to the terrorism attack in the United States changed a lot of government programs. Our auditorium probably got lost in the economic realities of the day. Presently, the largest building in the area is the New Visions Ministry structure with a 7,000-square-foot auditorium. A 3,000square-foot addition on the front contains a kitchen, restrooms and offices. The building now comprises 10,000 square feet. A 2,000-square foot addition for classrooms is planned to add to the back of the building. The building serves the needs of the New Vision congregation nicely with movable chairs, allowing multi-function uses of the auditorium. The congregation built the structure to suit its needs, and it is large enough to accommodate an indoor basketball court. The building is rented occasionally when church activities permit and the use conforms to their standards. Requests to use the facility are often denied when schedules clash. However, the church elders are generous in allowing public functions to be held there. Church elders feel that the demands for their building would justify a similar building of this size, and that rental revenue would pay for its upkeep. A recent funeral held there had between 400 and 500 people seated in the auditorium. The Abaco Central High School and Forest Heights Academy have held their annual graduation exercises there with similar numbers present. It has held 800 people for a prominent funeral several years ago and could probably hold 1,000 with tight seating. It is understood that the New Vision Ministry building could be duplicated for under $500,000 exclusive of land. The Marsh Harbour Sporting Association just signed a lease for 18 acres of Crown Land between Forest Heights Academy and St. Francis de Sales High School. Long range plans by this group are for baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, a swimming pool and other sports facilities. They waited for over eight years for the lease to be approved. An arrangement between government and a private organization could put a multipurpose building in a large complex of ball fields and other sporting activities. Eighteen acres can be configured to hold many facilities with parking and landscaping interspersed throughout the area. Alternately, there is a lot of Crown Land in central Abaco which would be appropriate for a building of this type. In comparing the cost and usefulness of the two buildings, we must ask why not spend half a million dollars for a new building twice as big and with far more capacity and which is more versatile than the RND building. Using the largest room in the RND building would not come close to even accommodating a graduation exercise for Abaco Central High School. We find it hard to visualize the concept of a public function restricted to the first 170 persons to show up. The RND building will require extensive work to make it usable for anything but a theater. If government is serious about providing a cultural center for Abaco, this is the time to hold a public meeting, present ideas and concepts, then get local feedback. A 10,000 square foot multi-purpose building for $500,000 sounds like a better deal than a 4,500 square foot building for something approaching $1 million plus extensive renovations. It is interesting to note that Abaco has spent something over $1 million on several work boat regattas as a matter of perpetuating this aspect of the Bahamian heritage. We do not want to quarrel with the community donating more than $150,000 each year for this three-day event, but there is nothing left afterwards to show for the expenditure. We acknowledge that government contributes approximately $30,000 each year to augment local funds for the regatta event. Whether an auditorium could be build with government funds, private funds or a combination of the two, there would be a tangible building useful for years to come. As the demands grow, it could be expanded to be even more useful. But back to the present maybe the papers for the theater building have already been signed. In that case, we can thank government for their concerns for the cultural betterment of the greater Abaco community.

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9Order The Abaconian Today Jun 2005Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $40 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 or: P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribeReceiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: • Resort & hotel development • Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc. • Phone and electric company changes • Fishing, boating & sporting activities • Immigration, taxes or duty changes • Changes to laws and regulations • Community events • New business ventures • Changes in airline service • Actions by local government to be masters of our own house. This is what separates Man-O-War from most other communities. We do not allow outsiders to run our affairs. Many surrounding communities, not all, have let persons who are not native to their respective community have monumental influence on their affairs. To my friends who are secondhomeowners who reside on Man-O-War, I respect you, you are welcome here, and I am sure you know that. There are times when we will call on you for your thoughts, your counsel and your opinions on issues. But at the end of the day the overall decisions in the community will be driven by the Bahamian populace at large. As I stated in the beginning of this letter, I am all for protecting the environment, but Fowl Cay is not the location that would be best suited for this purpose. In the northern part of Abaco there are numerous uninhabited islands that are not adjacent to an inhabited cay. This would be a model territory for a park. Additionally, we have a park in the Central Abaco area already, the Pelican Cays Park. As I end, I would like to echo the letter writer of two issues ago on this matter. The meeting that was hosted by Friends of the Environment was held when two of our churches had services. I challenge them to hold a meeting in our community on a Monday night, and you will have a great turnout and will understand about the great opposition that I am referring to. But either way, whether you come back or not, our resolve is firm and we are clear on this issue. United with one voice, we overwhelmingly reject this proposal. No debate will be entertained by us. I would recommend that you begin working on an alternative location because it won’t happen here. Bahamians must be respected, and Fowl Cay is something we enjoy. It belongs to us, and it can’t be taken away. Finally, I encourage Bahamians everywhere to always take a stand in your community and never allow any group, entity, government, investor, foreigner or anyone take what belongs to us. Always remember, this land is OUR land. Thank you for your kind indulgence and courteous attention. Jeremy Sweeting Deputy Chief Councillor Hope Town District Council P.S. A copy of this letter along with a petition signed by over 90 percent of the voting population of Man-O-War will be sent to the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, and other Ministers whose portfolios fall in line with this matter.Open Letter to the Central Abaco Town Planning CommitteeDear Sir, The new construction next to Sapodilly’s Restaurant keeps growing bigger. There is no building this tall in Marsh Harbour. It is out of scale with all that surrounds it. This building has consumed all of Sapodilly’s parking lot which was already too small for their customer capacity, and now there will be no parking for both buildings. A new precedent has been set – that is a very serious matter. What are the regulations about a buildings size and the requirement for parking? I am told that there are eight parking spaces at the back of this building and yet there are six tenants. Four of the businesses must not need any customers. The eight spaces at the back will not be possible once the six air condensers as well as gas tanks and dumpsters are located, not to mention the problem of delivery and garbage trucks. Sunset Souvenirs a couple of doors down have tripled the size of their building but have not provided any additional parking. None is even possible. The two storey building next to the Abaco Pizza is huge and has virtually no parking. Why is the Town Planning Board so shortsighted? The members should all resign immediately for doing the community a disservice in failing to plan for future growth. The “tourist district” is fast becoming a mess and these problems will become more stifling with time. Ask those that live in Nassau how they feel about the stifled traffic. Perhaps the Council would be good enough to answer some questions. Did Marsh Harbour Town Committee give its approval to these projects? Was a building application made to Nassau as required for commercial buildings? Is there an architect involved in these projects as required by law? What are the requirements for parking? What is the height restriction in Marsh Harbour? The Hope Town Council is currently implementing an eight week discussion on Town Planning and Zoning before a White Paper is enacted into law. In The Bahamas our legislators are very busy making lots of new laws, but their value is zero if we pay no attention to upholding the existing law. Concerned ResidentHealth Hazard: Pressure Treated LumberDear Editor, How damaging to our health is PT (pressure treated wood) that is being extensively used in construction? As we all have noticed, construction is booming all over Abaco. On every street, road and water front lots are being cleared and new structures erected, most of these with the help of CCA treated wood, better known as “pressure treated.” We know that pressure treated wood is stronger than regular wood and is termite resistant so it is used in framing masonry, in building roofs, door jambs, decks, playground equipment, outside structures and more. What we do not know, or choose to ignore, is the hazard it poses to our health. What is CCA treated wood? The word “ pressure treated” seems innocent enough. One may assume that the process involves heavy pressurization. Not so. The process is, in fact, achieved by injecting it with CCA or copper chromium arsenate, a mixture of copper and arsenic bound together by chromium. An occasional user of pressure treated wood for various projects over the years, it was not until very recently that my attention was caught by a small sticker at the base of a 4 x 4. It read “This product contains arsenic. Do not burn. Wear gloves when handling. Wash contaminated clothes separately.” Countless times I had handled this material without observing most of these precautions. The first thought that came to my mind was the amount of pressure treated wood left over from construction sites taken to the dump every day to be burnt. And that, as residents of Marsh Harbour, we were all breathing the produced smoke on a regular basis at one time or another depending on the wind direction. But the seriousness of threat did not dawn on me until I actually read the label and subsequently went on line to obtain more information. Then I recalled that a fatality had already taken place on Abaco when a business owner burnt material from damaged buildings and docks after Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and later died of cancer caused by the arsenic. “The treating process, begun with good intentions, was invented by an Indian engineer in 1933 and saved the lives of countless miners in India.” explained a report by Dr. Sandra Steingraber. Since arsenic, a known poison since the beginning of time, kills wood eating insects and copper kills fungus, the engineer, Mr. Kamesam, thought of using the two substances, injecting them into wood and binding them to the fibers with chromium to build stronger roofs in the underground tunnels of mines. The invention not only extended the lives of miners, but also saved trees and money. His work quickly attracted attention in the United States and a patent was granted in 1938. Soon pressure treated wood was used to make telephone poles. “At this time arsenic was known to be an acute poison, but its ability to cause cancer at low dose was not generally understood,” continued Dr. Steingraber. For a couple of decades pressure treated wood was a specialty product. Decks, fences or boardwalks were built out of cedar, cypress, fir or other rot resistant species until the 1970s when the price of wood soared. And so it happened that cheap pine injected with a pesticidal formulation became the favorite home-owner’s construction material. Soon pressure treated wood found its way into picnic tables, decks, gazebos and children’s playgrounds. In 1978 the EPA began a special review, and ten years later decided to register CCA without restriction on the use of treated wood. This was done despite the fact that CCA treated wood exceeded the Agency’s risk criteria for carcinogenicity and that all the other uses for arsenical pesticides had been canceled. “At this point, almost no one in the general public was aware of the fact that pressure treated wood contained pesticides, nor that those handling it should wear gloves, masks or goggles, nor that food should ever touch it.” Then it was discover that chromium is not much of a binding agent and that the copper and the arsenic leached out, especially if the wood was rained on, adding a new aspect of the problem: water and soil contamination, soil around playgrounds where children often dug with their hands and water that we drank. While the production of pressure treated wood in the United States has been banned since December of 2003, and most of the playground equipment in the U.S. made of it has been destroyed, on Abaco we are still using pressure treated wood for our constructions without the least concern about the risks involved. As early as 2001, Stauffer’s Lumber, based in Pennsylvania and one of the largest producer of pressure treated lumber, had been preparing for the day that CCA would be banned by processing the wood with a new chemical, supposedly less toxic, called copper azole. “In 2002 about 15 to 20 percent of our sales were the new chemical, copper azole natural select. In 2003 I’d say about 60 percent was the new chemical,” said Rick Bare with Stauffer & Sons. Since 2004 all of that company’s wood has been treated with the new chemical. LettersFrom Page 8Letters to the Editor Many are critical of the Central Abaco’s Town Planning Board that approved a threestory building on the “Tourist Strip” that will not have adequate parking. The Town Planning Regulations specify clearly the parking requirements for normal businesses and are provided to assure that our towns develop in an orderly manner. However, these regulations were not followed. Please see Letters Page 26

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Page 10 The Abaconian March 15, 2006 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm • Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKES News of the CaysHope Town Fair Is a Rousing SuccessBy Lindsey Delaplaine Overcast skies and blustery winds proved to be a blessing for the Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad: It wasn’t too hot and it wasn’t too cool, and it seemed nearly everyone on Abaco made their way to Jarrett Park to enjoy the Hope Town Fair on February 15. There were lots of activity at the fair. One of the most popular booths was the NASCRAB races run by Kevin and Amy Poeppelman and Judy and Bill Marx from Lubbers. Crabs with names like Dale Hardshell, Jr. were urged on by eager fans towards the checkered line surrounding the track. Kids’ races were run for prizes and the adults bet on hermits crabs for a 50 percent of the pot. Hope Town Fire and Rescue shirts, cups and key chains were all selling like hot cakes. Local artist Christine McCully had her face paints out and a long line of clients, so Erika Russell joined in to help out. The town’s fire trucks and equipment were on display, as was an update on the new fire station being constructed on the south end of Elbow Cay. Fund raisers for the day included a 50/ 50 raffle, a highly successful auction hosted by auctioneer Jim Blumberg, who was not above asking people to top their own bid for such a good cause. The long awaited raffle finally took place around 3 p.m. with an ecstatic James Jocelin from the Harbour’s Edge going home with the grand prize, a Rolex watch. Other prizes were a vacation package, a $100 Bahamas gold coin, round trip tickets to West Palm Beach, gift certificates and dinners. It couldn’t have been a more successful day for a wonderful and very important group.A Mishap at Hope TownBy Jennifer Hudson One tends to think of Hope Town as a picture perfect little village, a tourist paradise, where everything is always hunky dory. However, on February 16 a little jinx arrived to slightly rattle its bones. I happened to be playing tourist for the day, escorting two of my former roommates from college days in England to see the sights of Hope Town. The first stop, of course, had to be the famous candy-striped lighthouse. After enjoying the wonderful views from the top, we made our way back to the ferry dock where the crew member had told us he would pick us up on his return at 11.30 a.m. to take us over to the other side of the harbour into town. After standing on the dock for a few minutes, we heard a loud crash and saw some commotion over on the lower dock. We could not see exactly what was going on, but it was obvious something noteworthy had happened. Shortly afterwards, an Abacays barge, which was tied at the dock, began to list badly over to one side, looking as if at any moment it was going to disappear under the water. While all this was taking place, the ferry left the Post Office dock to begin its return journey to Marsh Harbour and soon arrived at the lower dock. After a few minutes, all the passengers got off the ferry onto the dock, and we thought they were just viewing the situation. The eager crowd cheers on the NASCRAB racers. The races were part of the Hope Town Fair held on February 15 which benefits the Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue. The fair was well attended and added needed funds to go toward building a fire house in White Sound. Please see Cays Page 11

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 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 11:30am to 2:30pm $30 per person, Children under 12, 1/2 Price INCLUDES: All you can eat buffet, FREE Mimosa, FREE soft drinks, FREE ParkingSUNDAY BRUNCH More News of the CaysHowever, we waited and waited for the ferry to come across for us as promised, but it remained where it was. One gentleman standing on the dock with us who had been vacationing and needed to get into Marsh Harbour for his return flight to the United States was becoming increasingly agitated as time went on, as he feared he would miss his flight. He was relieved when a gentleman who was going across on a little boat, gave him a ride over to the stationary ferry. By that time, another ferry boat had been sent to take that gentleman and the other passengers on board to head full steam ahead for Marsh Harbour. Of course, they had no time to stop for us as they were already way behind schedule, and people had planes to catch. It looked as if we would have to remain on the lighthouse dock for quite a bit longer until another ferry came along. However, Captain Bob and his family from Cincinnati, some very kindly tourists who were vacationing on a beautiful catamaran, very kindly offered to take us and another couple across the harbour. The other couple was from the States and had been married by Vernon Malone on Tahiti Beach on Valentine’s Day. On arriving at the other side the first thing I did, since I always have an eye open for a story, was to investigate the commotion on the lower dock. The captain of the barge pointed out to me a gaping a hole in the dock about three feet square into which a truck had fallen and become lodged. The truck was being loaded with bags of cement from the Abacays barge when the weight of it caused several of the rotted dock planks to give way. Since it was impossible to drive or push the truck out of the hole, the barge was pressed into service, and its crane was attached to the truck which was eventually hauled out of the hole. This procedure is what had caused the barge to list precariously to one side. Once the truck was out of the hole, the barge returned to its normal equilibrium. Pallets were placed over the hole and, hopefully, the decking will soon be replaced before another such accident occurs. The Donny IX was at that time still anchored at the lower dock due to overheating problems (not, as we had thought, to allow the passengers to view the happenings). I learnt later in the day from one of the ferry boat captains that the water pump was not pumping the water, which caused the engine to overheat. The ferry boat was towed to the Albury’s Ferry Dock at Man O-War Cay, thoroughly inspected, the probCaysFrom Page 10 Please see Cays Page 13 The Lower Dock in Hope Town was the scene of an accident when a truck being loaded with cement broke through the decking of the dock. It took a crane on the Abacays freight boat to raise it out of the hole. Both government docks in Hope Town need work.

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 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 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 lem rectified and put back into service. The Donnie IX was at that time still dock at the lower dock due to an overheating problem, not, as we had thought, to allow the passengers to view the happenings. I learnt later in the day from one of the ferry captains that the water pump was not pumping water, which cased the engine to overheat. That ferry boat was towed to Albury’s Ferry dock at Man-O-War Cay, throughly inspected, the problem rectified and put back into service. More News of the CaysCay Topics Hosts Bush Medicine AuthorBy Lindsey Delaplaine Cay Topics, Hope Town’s luncheon series, hosted Mrs. Martha Hanna-Smith, author of Bush Medicine at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on February 28th. Mrs. Smith kept the audience’s attention throughout her talk with examples of a variety of local specimens and their uses. “This is real, not some fairy tale,” she assured her listeners as she passed plants around the room. “Over 80 percent of the world relies on herbal medicines.” Mrs. Smith has personally done two studies on the powers of bush medicine. She said that herbal remedies are less toxic that western medicines and have less risk of side effects. Mrs. Smith extolled the virtues of everyday plants and herbs like garlic, aloe, shepherd’s needle, dill seeds, castor tree, sailor’s cap and the leaf of life. She can eat up to 10 cloves of garlic a day between meals and adds crushed garlic to teas. Many of Mrs. Smith’s herbal prescriptions can be taken as teas. The plants are boiled in water, strained and then sugar can be added to taste. But it is important to note that not all plants are meant to be taken orally; some need to be made into a paste and applied to the body; others should be used in a bath or applied directly. It is important to use the book as a reference. CaysFrom Page 11 Bush Medicine author Martha Hanna-Smith keeps the attention of her audience at Hope Town’s Cay Topics luncheon with her knowledge of local plants and their uses. Work finally began at the Hope Town Primary School. The old building needs much work due to age and hurricanes. The students have been holding classes in three other locations in town which as proved to be very difficult and frustrating. Parents had planned a protest to vent their frustration when a consturction began work. Please see Cays Page 14 Blue SkyGALLERYOriginal Art !" Prints !" Framing Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Malcolm Rae William Johnson Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody Photography by TuppyLocal Artists Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Dion Lewis Colyn Rees Located Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579

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Page 14 The Abaconian March 15, 2006 95 708 710West 13th StreetBlueHeronBoulevardOld Dixie HighwayBroadwayMartinLutherKi ng, Jr.Bouleva r d45thStreetAustralianAvenueRiviera Beac hAvenue R 95 1NorthCongressA v e nue EXIT 76 EXIT 74 ABACO SHIPPING II Heavy Lift Services Gulfstream LinePortofPalmBeachLakeWorth 2006 D.A. Lee PeanutIsland ABACOSHIPPINGABACOSHIPPINGBahamas Address:P.O. Box AB20737 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 Tel: 242-367-3341 Fax: 242-367-2235 Fax: 242-367-4885 e-mail: unitedabacoshippingco @coralwave.comU.S. Delivery & Receiving Address:Gulfstream Lines Heavy Lift Services 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact: Tina DiazJoint Venture ofMarsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co.NEW EXPANDED SERVICE2 Weekly Sailings to Marsh Harbour from West Palm Beach 2 Weekly Sailings to and from Nassau 1 Weekly Sailing from West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area. General Cargo, 20' & 40' Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive-on Ramps, Special Charters available RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL M/V TRITON EXPRESS NEW OFF-POR T F A CILITY1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404When Shipping to Abaco, Remember ABACO SHIPPING Her book is available in Hope Town at Ebb Tide and in Marsh Harbour at the Chemist Shoppe and Abaco Treasures. Cay Topics’ next speaker will be Dr. Marc Binard, who will speak about his experiences in Haiti on March 21st. To make reservations call the Hope Town Harbour Lodge at 3660095.Protest Turns to CelebrationBy Lindsey Delaplaine A protest to express anger and frustration about delays on the reconstruction of the Hope Town School turned to a celebration when construction on the school finally started the day before the protest was scheduled. Although an article about the protest had been featured in the Nassau Tribune on February 25, officials say work started because contract negotiations with a new contractor were finally completed. The school has been in need of repairs for some time: the roof leaked, the school was infested with insects and the needs of the students had long outgrown the building. Protest organizer Tami Cash said that when she was helping to pack the school to move to their temporary headquarters, she could poke through the walls with her fingers. The reconstruction will include an expansion which will house a new preschool, high on the priority list for local parents. Instead of protesting, community residents met the workers with brownies to thank them for their efforts. Mrs. Cash CaysFrom Page 13 has suggested that, when residents have the time, it would be a nice gesture to take food or drink to the construction workers.Baker’s Bay Beaches Are Open to a LimitBy Robert Wilson “Boater’s are always welcome to anchor and enjoy the beaches in Baker’s Bay,” according to Carter Redd, General Manager of the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club. His comments came during an interview to “clear the air” and address apparent concerns that visitors were being chased away by the resort property’s security personnel. An account entitled Had A Bad Experience appeared in The Abaconian’s Letters to the Editor section, March 1st edition. “Our security guards are encouraged to be more like ambassadors than guards,” he added, “and Baker’s Bay is no different than anywhere in the Bahamas, where all beaches have public access.” When asked to comment on the company’s reported “off limits” policy, Redd said, “We would like for everyone to enjoy our beaches, and we encourage visitors to join with us in protecting the dune structures as well. To that end our personnel have instructions to welcome all visitors and encourage them to enjoy the beaches. However, we do ask that for everyone’s safety that any onshore activity be limited to those public areas at or below the high water mark.” “In response to the Letters report,” continued the general manager, “challenging anyone’s right to be on the beach is unacceptable and most regrettable. More News of the CaysNo Carnival This Year Timothy Roberts, local coordinator for the carnival, regrets that due to shipping problems the carnival is unable to come to Abaco. Various freight companies were contacted but no boats were available to bring the equipment from Grand Bahama. Mr. Roberts sincerely regrets the disappointment that Abaco residents may have over this cancellation.

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Page 16 The Abaconian March 15, 2006 An Evening Cruise on the LegacyBy Mirella Santillo On February 25th over 200 people gathered on the M/V Legacy for an evening of fun at sea, according to Mr. Stretch Morley, one of the organizers. Because it was very windy that evening, Captain Black kept the boat in water under 15 feet deep for a smoother ride. The ship left the government freight dock around 8 p.m returning about midnight. The price of the cruise was $20 and for an additional $8 the passengers enjoyed chicken souse prepared by Mrs. Greta Culmer of M & R Food Store. Mixed drinks for $5 and beer for $4 were available. Senior Administrator, Mr. Revis Rolle, was one of the passengers enjoying the evening. Mr. Morley said the event was a great success and another cruise on the M/ V Legacy might be planned in the near future. The proceeds of the event will go to funding for the All Abaco Regatta planned for July 19th to 22nd. The All Abaco Regatta is the Bahamian work boat regatta which has been held in previous years in the fall off Green Turtle Cay. This year the regatta races will take place in the Marsh Harbour area including Parker’s Landing in Dundas Town and the festivities will take place at the Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour. In the meantime Mr. Morley is planning another fund raising event, a musical festival at the Goombay Park on March 25. Bahamian celebrities including KB, Ronnie Butler and Basil, accompanied by a backup band will perform. Tickets for that evening will be $30. Mark your calendars.Auskell Clinic Holds Open HouseBy Jennifer Hudson Mrs. Angie Collie, Managing Director of the Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic, and her staff welcomed people to an open house at the clinic on February 28. Mrs. Collie stated that while the open house was for anyone in the community, it actually came about as a result of the Healthcare and Emergency Services Seminar held on February 15 at the Abaco Beach Resort at which various medical service providers Central Abaco NewsAbout 200 party-goers enjoyed a midnight cruise on the M/V Legacy on February 25. They enjoyed music, food and drink, all helping to fund the All Abaco Regatta scheduled for July 19-22. This regatta is for Bahamian work boats that come from other islands in the southern part of The Bahamas. Abaco boasts one of the boats, the Abaco Rage, which is based in Hope Town. It was constructed in Man-O-War in the 1970s. Mrs. Angie Collie, manager of the Auskell Clinic in Marsh Harbour, hosted land-based visitors, boaters and locals in an Open House to let everyone know what the clinic offers in medical health care. She was proud of the extensive equipment that the clinic has. The clinic brings in many doctors monthly, most are highly trained specialists. The specialists who come to Abaco add to the medical expertise available here. Please see Central Page 17

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 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 spoke of the many services offered. As a result of several requests from boaters and winter residents to view the clinic, Mrs. Collie offered the opportunity to find out more at an open house. In addition to bringing interested visitors up to date on all the facilities and services offered by the doctors and specialists, she also featured their newest equipment. A new Doppler Ultrasound machine is now in use in the physical therapy room. Sandra Watkins, an ultrasound technician from Fort Lauderdale, sees patients here once a month and uses this machine which is also used by the physiotherapists on Tuesdays and Fridays. Mrs. Collie says that it is a very useful test that uses sound waves to create images and sounds of your blood flow. This test can detect narrow or blocked arteries or blood clots in the veins. A handheld probe placed against the skin emits sound waves which bounce off the moving blood and echo back to the probe. The echo is translated into an image that appears on the screen; the test involves no radiation and is harm less. It is often used on diabetic patients and for patients with swelling in the legs (PAD). Abdominal ultrasound, pelvic ultrasound, and Transthoracic Echo for checking the heart are also offered. Laboratory services are now offering new additional blood tests and results can be obtained the same day. Urine tests are now available for drug screening: marijuana, cocaine and heroin. Mrs. Collie was pleased to point out the additional lines offered of Dr. Comfort shoes and boots, which she said are in great demand by diabetics, BEC employees and others who have to be on their feet all day. Anodyne therapy, another branch of foot care offered at the clinic, increases microcirculation and reduces pain. A line of popular Maui Jim shades (sun glasses) is now offered and several new lines of designer eyeglass frames. The Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic is located in the Garnet Archer Plaza, one block east of the traffic light. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The telephone number is 367-0020. Appointments are preferred, but walkins are welcome.And the winner is…We have our winner! Solomon’s SuperCenter was pleased to announce the winner of our Solomon’s Supersweeps in early 2006 was Mrs. Anne Albury of Treasure Cay. The Christmas season promotion ran for two months and at the end of it all, she was awarded a year’s worth More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 16 Solomon’s SuperCenter manager, Mr. Deano Duncombe, presented Mrs. Anne Albury of Treasure Cay a gift card worth $5200 during the course of a year. She had won the raffle that the store offered over the Christmas holidays. Please see Central Page 18 of FREE groceries. When we pulled up to Treasure Cay Real Estate Company, Mrs. Albury was at her desk probably negotiating another land deal as the Senior Broker for the company. She has been with Treasure Cay Ltd since 1976 and is a devout customer of Solomon’s Treasure Cay. Mrs. Albury jokingly said, “You must have pulled this alphabetically!” Surely this could be one explanation, but we tend to believe that it is Mrs. Albury’s charitable

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Page 18 The Abaconian March 15, 2006 More Central Abaco Newsnature which secured her this super prize. “I feel you’ve put in great effort to do this, and I feel very grateful and will put this to great use.” New Abaco General Manager for Solomon’s, Mr. Deano Duncombe, delivered the gift card which will be electronically filled with $100 “fresh” shopping dollars every week for the next year. Mr. Duncombe proudly presented this mother of three and grandmother of five her gift card and explained the benefits of having won this first ever Solomon’s Supersweeps. Ultimately, Mrs. Albury will win $5,200 Please see Central Page 17 in FREE groceries. Mrs. Albury enjoys taking care of family and will most likely keep doing what she has always been doing with the help of the bonus grocery dollars. “I’ll probably be cooking and spend it with family as well. I already spend $200 or more, so this comes in handy!” Shoppers who spent $50 or more were entered into the drawing which was held on January 31st, 2006.Planning for a New LibraryBy Mirella Santillo Librarian Mr. David Smith and Marsh Harbour Chief Councillor, Mrs. Yvonne Key, are making plans to build a new library. The present library is located on a parcel of Crown Land which was under a month to month agreement with the government until February 2006. Since the signing of a 99-year lease, more permanent plans can now be considered. “The new building will house not only the library, but also a museum which Marsh Harbour is badly lacking, a thrift shop for the Cancer Society, a meeting place for AA and a conference room,” explained Mrs. Key. This is an ambitious endeavor which will require a minimum of $200,000 dollars, according to Mrs. Key and Mr. Smith, the two people the most actively involved in the project. They are hoping for generous donations of the local residents and businesses to finance the enterprise, since no government funds are available. The first Marsh Harbour library was located on Soldier Road by the side of the present day Memorial Plaza in a building housing Batelco, the jail and the police station. For many years Mrs. Sylvia Cottis opened it regularly. When the old building was demolished in 1989, the library was moved to the District Education Officer’s office in Dove Plaza for a few years. However, the books were put into storage when the DEO needed to remodel his office to have more space for his staff sometime after 1992. From that time the town remained without a library until it was reopened on February 28th, 1998,” recalls Mrs. Key, who was instrumental in its reopening. Operated strictly by volunteers from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., four days a week, the library is housed in a building built by Owens-Illinois as a clinic for its Mr. David Smith of Eastern Shores is shown in the Marsh Harbour Community Libirry. He assists Mrs. Yvonne Key in managing the library. Plans are being made to construct a new building that will house the library and other community organizations. The Abaco Youth Police Marching Band is raising money that they need for uniforms, travel expense and instruments. On February 25 they orgnaized a car wash in the lot across from Memorial Plaza. They were pleased with the number of jobs they had. Car Wash Raises Money for Band Please see Central Page 19

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 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 More Central Abaco Newsresident doctor, Dr. Ejnar Gottlieb. It shares the space with the Cancer Society and the AA. Located in a flood zone, it weathered several hurricanes which have left it in disrepair. “The foundation sank, the roof leaks and we need a bigger space,”explained Mrs. Key. In spite of the decrepit state of the building, “The library is very well appointed with recent publications,” said Mr. Smith. “Most of them are donated by second home owners or tourists when they leave.” It has many sections set up according to the Dewey reference system. The main room, which doubles as reception and reading room, contains the hardbacks, reference books and encyclopedias. The second room is sectioned by book shelves packed with novels, classics, fiction and non fiction, and children books. The third room is the computer and internet room. It started with one computer donated by Abaco Wholesale. It now has eight computers and desks, all donated. Mr. Smith mentioned that 80 percent of the members are students who come after school to study and take advantage of the help provided by the adult on duty. A teacher from Abaco Central High School, Mrs. Isobel Sherman, volunteers three days a week in the computer room, familiarizing children with the internet. Membership for students is a minimal $4 per year; it allows them to borrow four books at a CentralFrom Page 18 The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club held its annual Commodore’s Ball on February 17th at Abaco Beach Resort. Commodore Dave Bluto welcomed over 90 members and their guests to an evening of dining and dancing which was the finale to an entire week of activities celebrating the club’s 25th Anniversary. He is shown here along with Mrs. Cathy Sales in charge of ticket sales and Mrs. Sue Vallerie, organizer. The club holds monthly socials for the members who are in the area. The club also has several satillite clubs in the U.S. for members when they are in their home area. The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club members enjoyed a dinner and dancing afterwards at the Commodore’s Ball held at Abaco Beach Resort.. Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Please see Central Page 20

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Page 20 The Abaconian March 15, 2006 ... the battery with the lightning bolt of life!!!Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries A/C Delco Marine Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V Truck / Tractor Diesel Marine Batteries DieselFULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!!(If an epic battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!) DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE WE DON’T PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY 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 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 844-5387 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 Entertainer Raises Funds for Anglican Church Womentime for two weeks without any extra charges. “The other 20 percent of members are adult females interested in the romantic section,” explained Mr. Smith. Membership for adults is $10 per year; they are also allowed to borrow up to four books for $.25 each for a twoweek period. Both Mrs. Key and Mr. Smith are very enthusiastic about the prospect of a new structure. Local architect, Mr. Tim Neal, has already provided preliminary sketches for the building which will be located on higher ground than the present one. A building similar to the New Vision Church’s is being considered, but no decision will be made until the amount of money available is known. Mr. Smith, a second home owner on Abaco since 1998 with a background in architecture has been appointed funds collector. “I will dedicate as much time as possible to fund raising,” he said. Mrs. Key commented, “The project is definitely in the making. We are very excited and anxious to move to a new location.” More Central Abaco NewsJessie Pearl, a Bahamian entertainer from Nassau, made her first visit to Abaco on February 25. She was brought to Abaco by the Anglican Chuch Women to raise money for their church which is undergoing repairs. She has been entertaining audiences since 1998 and made for a fun-filled evening attended by about 100. Also appearing at the Anglican Church Women’s program were several of Abaco’s beautiful young ladies modeling clothes of their choosing. They were under the direction of Taka, a local beautician. CentralFrom Page 19Moore’s IslandBy Ruthamae Rolle The following is an up-date on our Sports Competition. The competition was held on February 22 and 23 among three house groups Lobsters, Sharks, and Marlins. The students competed in both track and field events. The official opening was decreed by Mr. Rudolph Smith, District Superintendent. Mr. Frank Hepburn, President of Abaco Principals’ Association, was also in attendance and delivered remarks. The meet was officiated by parent volunteers led by Pastor Anthony Williams. The crowd was entertained by lively performances by the cheerleaders from the various “houses.” The students from the three preschools on the island also competed in the 50m dash. The Most Outstanding Female Athlete was Francheska McBride and the Most Outstanding Male Athlete was Antoin Davis. They are both athletes of Marlins house. The winning house was the Marlins, champions for the past three years, followed by Sharks, and Lobsters came in third. The two days were very exciting as was anticipated. Parents and sports enthusiasts on the island came out and supported the athletes. Students are now looking forward to the district and national competitions. We are also having a reading competition that is will be completed next week. South Abaco

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OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS!Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday 9am 5pm 9am 5pm 9am 5pm 9am 5pm 9am 5pmThe funeral for Firstina Simms 74, of Moore’s Island was held on March 4 at Zion Baptist Church in Hard Bargain, Moore’s Island. Pastor Nixon Simms officiated assisted by Pastor Preston Knowles and other ministers. Interment was in the Hard Bargain Public Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter Daisymae Stuart; sons Lealon and David Simms; step son-in-law Elmore Rolle; daughter-in-law Rosena Rolle; son-in-law Dudley Stuart Sr; grandchildren Masheva Davis, Dudley Jr, Melissa, Audley and Sharissa Stuart, Shawn, Shane, Jermaine and Sherise Simms, Debrah Stuart, Zelwin Smith Davincy, David, Leonardo, Ashron, Ashley, Davine and Shonere Simms; greatgrandchildren Sasha, Marsha and Manic Davis, Oneil Stephon and Jaquohn Stuart; granddaughter-in-law Matthew Davis; brothers-in-law Alfred Simms and Roland Stuart; sisters-in-law Martha and Manoyva Simms; nieces Bulahmae, Patsy, Lucinda, Evalyn, Meltina, Shanty, Carolyn, Evane, Hilda, Sybiline, Emily, Glorya, Genaive, Sherly, Ulease and Loretta; nephews Alfred, Simeon, Roland, Jeff, Nixon, Isreal, Linton and Randol; godchildren Audrey, Sonamae, Freeman, Ronald and Trevor; and many relatives and friends. The funeral for Elizabeth Saunders, 74, of Treasure Cay and formerly of Mangrove Cay, Andors, was held on March 4 in Nassau. Interment was in Nassau. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, John Saunders; sons, Edward, Johnny, Nathan and Bertram Saunders, Joseph Sweeting, Kent, and Terry Hodgkins; daughters Rudell Swain, Joan Knowles, Sandra Smith and Alice Higgs; brothers Allington and Hubert Morrison, Cardinal Green and Busta Morley; sisters Maria Cox, Paula Bell, Rosemary Dos Santos and Francais Rolle; brothers-in-law Erie Cox, Cliffton Rolle, Matias Dos Santos, Bertell Pratt, Harold, Ralph and Henry Saunders; sisters-in-law Ida Morrison, Pearlee, Ethel Green, Zelda Gray, Marian and Beauty Saunders; sons-in-law Adrian Smith, Johnnie Knowles and Jerome Higgs; daughters-in-law Joyclyn and Jennifer Saunders, Christine Swain, Katie Hodgkins and Melonie Hodgkins; grandchildren Stacey and Leanqusha Swain, Linke Pinder, Harriett Bain, Daniel Stuart, Edwin Greene, Sandra and Jill Sweeting, Terrell, T. J. and Timesha Russell, Deanglo, Denyel and Alicia Turnquest, J. J. Jayvado and Joniece Knowles, Oquendo and Sandrian Smith, Javoun and John Saunders, Bertrinique and B. J. Saunders, T J. Hodgkins, AJ, Chelson and Crashanda Swain and Andy Moxey; great-grandchildren Pria, Olivia, Darius, Jayquan, Kal Janea, Reineka, Bruce, Bre, L.J and Dandre; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives and friends. outside the port security area, giving ready and convenient access to both commercial and private customers. The new facility is located at 1210 West 13th Street in Riviera Beach, Florida, the northwest corner of West 13th Street and Australian Avenue. In an effort to best service the company’s constantly increasing customer base and meet the needs of the Abaco community, the company is adding an additional weekly sailing to Marsh Harbour from the Port of Palm Beach and an additional weekly sailing to and from Nassau. The new route will service North Eleuthera and will run from Marsh Harbour, Abaco, to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera. Although the additional sailings are now being implemented, regular schedules are being tuned to meet market requirements and vessel capabilities. Customers, shippers and consignees are requested to contact Abaco Shipping Company at (242) 367 2091 for schedules of current sailings and arrivals.Obituaries of Family and Friends Recycle Aluminum CansBins Located at Abaco Shopping Centre & Aisle of Palm Realty Shipping From Page 1Shipping Company Expands Service Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe to The Abaconian Today High Speed Wireless InternetOII367-3006

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Page 22 The Abaconian March 15, 2006 Boats equipped with:VHF • Bimini Top • Cooler Anchor & Lines • Compass Dive Ladder • Life Jackets Paddle • Flares • Flashlight Fire Extinguisher • First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously MaintainedOur Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26’ Paramount$1295 23’ Albury Bros$1015 22’ Boston Whaler$ 945 20’ Albury/Hydra$ 910 18’ Privateer$ 665 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 • Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com By Robert Wilson In Marsh Harbour many Abaconians and visitors get out of bed slowly with the morning light streaming in their windows or portholes. Some may even hit their snooze alarm for a few extra winks. This does not happen at Blue Dolphin, Pattie and Bob Toler’s villa and home of the Abaco Cruisers’ Net on VHF marine radio. Almost everyone who lives on Abaco or visits Abaco is familiar with Pattie and Bob Toler by name. However, very few can appreciate how orchestrated and demanding their morning routine has become. As hosts of the morning Abaco Cruisers’ Net, they rarely have time for a relaxing morning cup of coffee or enjoying the beauty of a sunrise as it quietly rises above the neighboring cays and Abaco Sound. Pattie says, “Everyday, it’s up at 5 a.m., opening the house and updating the website by 6 a.m. Bob is gathering the weather from a variety of sources and that has to be completed before we go on the air at 8:15. But people start calling or sending faxes with community announcements or upcoming events around 7.” According to Bob, “When we came to Abaco, we were looking for a place to retire; and now we usually have five hours of work in before ten o’clock, seven days a week!” Cruising Nets are not new to cruisers, but the Abaco Cruisers’ Net has a long standing reputation as being somewhat of a VHF-radio version of television’s popular Today Show or Good Morning America. It has excelled in integrating the needs of visitors and Abaconians with a welcoming spirit of the community, presenting weather, news, invitations to local events and restaurants, greetings of arrivals and departures and emergency communications. “It’s like from 8:15 until 9 in the morning everything stops or at least everybody is listening,” a first-time visitor recently commented. The first local net began in the mid1990s as a voluntary effort among those cruising the area. In fact, when Pattie and Bob ventured to Abaco from Solomons Island, Maryland, aboard their Ted Hood 38 Candide they volunteered to help out. That was the only thing she ever volunteered for, and since then the couple has been invited to get involved in one thing after another. Pattie’s avocation of community support was born. After years of world traveling and searching for an ideal spot to retire from the aerospace industry, where Bob and Pattie met, they decided Abaco deserved serious consideration. Like so many others, the Tolers felt that the area had everything they ever wanted. Pattie said, “At first, we were at Man-OWar Cay. English was the language, and we were in close proximity to the U.S. in case of an emergency. When we first arrived, the anchorage was so full you could literally walk from boat to boat across Eastern Harbour.” Cruising activities were then focused around Marsh Harbour and at night one of a variety of restaurants would feature an evening special. Pattie, operating aboard Candide would announce these specials and announce upcoming events of interest to cruisers on the Net. Marsh Harbour was, and still remains today, the hub for taking on provisions, commercial activities and the picking up of guests. The Tolers decided to dock the boat there. “I guess it was Christmas Eve day during the winter of 1997 that we began the Abaco Cruisers’ Net as it’s known today,” Bob explained. “I had tried my hand at doing the weather on Radio Abaco with my friend Silbert Mills, and it was there the name Barometer Bob was coined by an old military pal of mine, Sinclair Frederick. After a couple of broadcasts, it was decided that I didn’t have the radio voice they were looking for, and I was fired. About that time computers were becoming common place and Sinclair helped me put together my own website.” Thus BarometerBob.com was started. In 1994 their pet dog broke its back. Getting on and off the boat became a chore. Recognizing that Abaco had met their expectations of paradise, they purchased Blue Dolphin, a lovely and peaceful villa on the Eastern Shore overlooking the gorgeous aquamarine Abaco Sound to the north with Man-O-War and Elbow Cay to the east. Blue Dolphin is also the VHF call-sign used by the couple. Pattie and Bob Toler spend hours every day to produce the Cruisers’ Net. It is on the VHF every morning at 8:15 giving information, weather, announcements and news of interest. Boaters and landlubbers alike listen to it for information.The People Behind the Cruisers’ Net Please see Cruisers’ Net Page 23

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 “It wasn’t necessarily the extra room, but Blue Dolphin has enabled us to get better organized,” relates Pattie. They now have hi-speed internet access courtesy of OII.net and Cocotels.net which permits them to receive emergency email messages for cruisers 24-hours a day. According to Pattie, “We encourage cruisers to leave the or as an emergency email contact address for their friends and family should that become necessary.” Pattie said, “We can always reach them on the VHF radio during or after the Net or request the marinas to check their records and assist us in locating them.” Bob has been able to extend his weather gathering capabilities. For the 8:15 a.m. morning Cruisers’ Net he develops his forecasts from a variety of sources. Coupled with his personal knowledge and visual observations, he is then able to prepare a more detailed local forecast. Their website, provides local weather and updated forecasts based upon information gathered from various weather instruments and cameras remotely located on Man-O-War, Guana Cay and Elbow Cay. Cruisers are able to have 24-hour access to his reports which are updated throughout the day via the internet. Almost everyone on Abaco will tell you that the Tolers have “totally committed themselves” since retirement and have become a vital link to the communities outreach to visiting yachtsmen. In 1999 when Hurricane Floyd lingered for days over Abaco as a Category 3 storm, they housed a group of Ham radio operators and helped conduct an emergency net until communications were restored. Authorities in Nassau could not comprehend the barometric pressures Bob was reporting and, until his report, had no plans in the works to provide support on Abaco. Pattie made arrangements for local pet owners to take their animals to Cruisers’ NetFrom Page 22 By Mirella Santillo The Abaco Flyers Track Club was founded in October of 2005 by Mr. Jerry Wisdom for the purpose of training young people in Track and Field competition with the ulterior goal of acquiring college scholarships in UnitedNew Track Club Is Formed Cruisers’ Net Provides Community ServiceThe newly formed Abaco Flyers Track Club had a table at the Treasure Cay Yard Sale on March 4 to raise money for travel expense. The club is under the direction of Mr. Jerry Wisdom, who feels that there are quite a few very promising athletes on Abaco. He is hoping to train them so they will be able to earn scholarships to U.S. colleges and universities. States universities. “I started with one student,” said Mr. Wisdom, “Karem Parker, then came Zinnia Miller, now I have about ten athletes.” The group practices at St. Francis de Sales School every day after school. Mr. Wisdom, a Nassuvian by birth with strong family ties to Abaco, said, “I belonged to the Bain Town Flyers Club founded in the early 70s and was a coach there. Out of that club came several Olympian athletes such as Frank Ruhterford, Pauline Davis, Savetheda Fynes and Troy Kemp, the later to become world champion in high jump.” So far, the first two athletes participated in two meets. At the Neymour Classic in Freeport Zinnia placed third in the 400m and Karem second in his category. At the Star Trackers in Nassau on February 4th Zinnia won the high jump and placed fourth in the 400m. Karem placed sixth in the 400m and ninth in the 200m races which were held as open competition. He ran these two races with athletes older than he is and even some olympian participants. Mr. Wisdom is presently preparing them for the National High School Championship which will take place in Nassau on March 16th to 18th. He said that there are very promising new young athletes on Abaco, one of them is Daren Bethel in the under 20 category, and among the Haitian youth Nadaige Dumercy, Rosena Jonassaint and Edline Dumercy in the under 17. The club dues are $2 per month and members are looking for sponsors to cover traveling and other expenses. Blue Dolphin as there was no other safe haven. Pattie said, “I told them we prePlease see Cruisers’ Net Page 24

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Daytona Beach JacksonvilleThis year’s celebration was organized through a joint effort of the board members Curator and Vice president, Mr. Tony Bennett; Secretary Mrs. Elaine Bennett; Chairperson Mrs. Suzanne Bethel; Vice President of the museum’s functions Mrs. Candace Key; and Mrs. Debbie Patterson. The celebration was blessed with the brief presence of an unusual visitor, a brown pelican that flew majestically over the assembly. HeritageFrom Page 2 Hope Town native Chester Thompson demonstrates sculling to crowds watching on the dock during Heritage Day on March 3 Mr. Hall echoed each town’s desire to control its own affairs. The Guana Cay residents were generally satisfied with the representation of their one Councillor, Mr. Glen Laing. However, they felt that it was not fair representation when Man-O-War and Hope Town can control the affairs of Guana Cay. Mr. Hall suggested they lobby their politicians for changes to the Local Government Act. To Mr. Hall’s zoning proposals related to major developments, a Guana Cay native wanted large developments banned all together. He noted that the successful growth of the three cays has been based on slow small incremental investments. He wanted this proven economic model to continue rather than the huge “anchor resorts” which government seems to prefer for each island. Those present asked for measures to prevent the Baker’s construction workers from speeding through town at all hours of the night. They also alleged that most of these vehicles are unlicenced. At one point Mr. Hall was obliged to defend his position as Chief Councillor and justify the work he and the Council members had put into the White Paper. He explained that this exercise was an attempt to give the residents control of their affairs and that they were free to pursue other methods that they thought would be fruitful. They conceded that this attempt was worth continuing. They emphasized the need for local Town Planning decisions and either to have their own Council or to have equal representation on the existing council. The fourth meeting in each of the three towns will delve into proposed zoning and ask for suggestions from the residents of each town. Town MeetingsFrom Page 7 ferred those in cages, but for those that didn’t have them, we would make do.” And they did. Bob and Pattie were invited to actively involve themselves in the areas Emergency Preparedness Group, and they take these responsibilities most seriously. According to Bob, “With a hurricane you know it’s coming and you can make plans, but it’s the waterspouts and tornadoes that come up occasionally that scare me. We now know that our home and base of operations will withstand a Force Four storm, and that our generator will keep us up and let us do what we can to help others on Abaco.” Some may wonder why anyone would commit themselves to such a lifestyle. “Every morning something is funny, there’s a giggle everyday, and we’ve made a very long list of lifetime friends,” say Pattie. “From time to time visiting cruisers will volunteer to report sports scores, gather news headlines and will handle the entire Net when I lose my voice or need to sneak out of town for a day or two.” And speaking about the Net, she adds, “We’ve never missed a day – Never!” She offered an example. “One morning a lady called into the Net wanting to know what kind of paperwork she would need to fill out to get her pet chicken back to the U.S. My initial reaction was to tell her to call the Colonel.” On a more serious note, a sailor involved in a transatlantic offshore race telephoned Pattie very late one night using his cell phone. His boat was dismasted. Knowing that he could no longer continue in the race, he was attempting to make way to Abaco. He had heard of the Cruisers’ Net but had never visited Abaco. “Abaconians came out of the woodwork when I called them,” Pattie related. “The community enthusiastically responded with everything conceivable to assist the man. When he finally arrived and witnessed the community outpouring, he just broke down crying.” “We’ve seen a lot of changes in 20 years,” she adds, “And because we love what we do, we still sleep with the VHF on. Here on Abaco it is still possible to address things on a personal level. When you come here, you will find that it is the interaction the cruisers have with the community that can lead to some of life’s most important experiences. Bob and I enjoy watching it happen.” Cruisers’ NetFrom Page 23

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25We wish to advise that Goombay Park will be ready for the 2006 Goombay Summers Festival under the Management of the Marsh Harbour Management Board. The Board will further advise on clarification of Rental Agreements for all concession stands. Because of the numerous complaints lodged with the Town Committee concerning the traffic congestion of the roads along Queen Elizabeth Drive, it is our recommendation that the 2006 Christmas Festival be held at Goombay Park.Notice Concerning Goombay ParkBy Niels West on the West Wind The Marsh Harbour cruising fleet is being challenged to clean up the town waterfront. Someone must have observed how much “stuff” has accumulated along the shore line. Much of it remains from two hurricanes in 2004 and one in 2005. We think it would be a good contribution to the community and visitors alike. We have taken the liberty of speaking to the Ministry of Tourism representative in Marsh Harbour as well as Lindsey McCoy and Anita Knowles at the Friends of the Environment organization. The Ministry of Tourism has promised support in terms of plastic bags, gloves and a couple of chain saws. Friends is supporting the effort by mass producing a We also wish to inform that The All Abaco Regatta will be held at Goombay Park and July 19-22, 2006 and that consideration should be given to those dates in your planning for Goombay Summer. Also the July 4th Regatta Party that was previously held at the Crossing Beach will now be held at Goombay Park. Sincerely yours, Mrs. Yvonne Key, Chairperson, Marsh Harbour Town Committee The dock at Goombay Park will be used for the ferries that have been using the Union Jack dock to transport workmen to Guana Cay and Scotland Cay. The Union Jack dock area has become too congested to accommodate the traffic and parking. flyer. We propose that those willing to contribute a few hours meet at the government dock (Union Jack dock) at 9 a.m. With a little luck we should have the job done by noon. We hope to have support of the local community and in that regard plan to contact the manager of Marsh Harbour Marina, the editor of The Abaconian, community churches, Governor General’s Your Award organization and others. Please contact me if you have other ideas of possible contacts. You can reach me at the Marsh Harbour Marina and Jib Room or e-mail Hope to see you on April 1.Marsh Harbour Shore Line Clean-Up Challenge Is Set for April 1 Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W April 2006 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EST) 2 (EDT) 3 (EDT) 4 (EDT) 5 (EDT) 6 (EDT) 7 (EDT) 8 (EDT) 9 (EDT) 10 (EDT) 11 (EDT) 12 (EDT) 13 (EDT) 14 (EDT) 15 (EDT) 16 (EDT) 17 (EDT) 18 (EDT) 19 (EDT) 20 (EDT) 21 (EDT) 22 (EDT) 23 (EDT) 24 (EDT) 25 (EDT) 26 (EDT) 27 (EDT) 28 (EDT) 29 (EDT) 30 (EDT) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 4:23a -0.3 10:20a 2.7 4:21p -0.2 10:44p 3.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 6:13a -0.1 12:08p 2.5 6:09p 0.0 12:35a 2.9 7:07a 0.2 12:58p 2.3 7:00p 0.1 1:31a 2.7 8:04a 0.4 1:54p 2.2 7:57p 0.3 2:32a 2.5 9:05a 0.5 2:55p 2.1 9:01p 0.5 3:38a 2.4 10:07a 0.6 4:00p 2.1 10:08p 0.5 4:41a 2.4 11:05a 0.6 5:02p 2.2 11:11p 0.5 5:37a 2.4 11:54a 0.5 5:56p 2.3 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:07a 0.4 6:25a 2.5 12:37p 0.4 6:43p 2.5 12:55a 0.3 7:07a 2.5 1:15p 0.4 7:24p 2.6 1:39a 0.3 7:45a 2.6 1:50p 0.3 8:01p 2.8 2:20a 0.2 8:21a 2.6 2:24p 0.2 8:36p 2.9 2:58a 0.2 8:57a 2.6 2:57p 0.2 9:11p 3.0 3:36a 0.1 9:32a 2.6 3:30p 0.2 9:45p 3.0 4:13a 0.2 10:08a 2.6 4:05p 0.2 10:21p 3.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 4:52a 0.2 10:46a 2.5 4:41p 0.2 11:00p 3.0 5:34a 0.3 11:26a 2.4 5:22p 0.3 11:44p 2.9 6:21a 0.4 12:12p 2.3 6:10p 0.3 12:35a 2.9 7:14a 0.4 1:06p 2.3 7:06p 0.4 1:34a 2.8 8:14a 0.5 2:08p 2.3 8:13p 0.4 2:40a 2.7 9:18a 0.4 3:17p 2.4 9:27p 0.3 3:50a 2.7 10:20a 0.3 4:25p 2.5 10:40p 0.2 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 4:57a 2.7 11:18a 0.1 5:29p 2.8 11:47p 0.0 5:59a 2.8 12:12p 0.0 6:26p 3.0 12:48a -0.2 6:55a 2.8 1:02p -0.2 7:20p 3.2 1:44a -0.3 7:47a 2.8 1:50p -0.3 8:10p 3.4 2:37a -0.4 8:36a 2.8 2:36p -0.3 8:58p 3.4 3:27a -0.4 9:24a 2.8 3:23p -0.3 9:46p 3.4 4:15a -0.3 10:11a 2.7 4:08p -0.2 10:33p 3.3 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:03a -0.1 10:57a 2.6 4:55p 0.0 11:20p 3.1 Monthly High & Low High April 27, 8:58p 3.4 ft Low April 27, 2:37a -0.4 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows’ by Nobeltec Corporation. 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Page 26 The Abaconian March 15, 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 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.comAre we aware of these facts here on Abaco? Has our water been tasted for arsenic content? Or is the limestone a good enough filter? Should not there be stronger regulations about its importation in our country and its disposal? Unless disposed of in lined landfills, arsenic will leak into the ground and contaminate the water system. Our lives are endangered, the lives of our children are endangered, and we let it happen. Would it not be worth it on the long run to use safer woods, even if more expensive and maybe not as long lasting? Cancer has become rampant on the islands. Has anyone associated this fact with the mass importation of chemicals during the last decades: pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, genocides? While waiting for the government to ban the importation of wood treated with CCA, measures should be taken to dispose of it safely and not burn it. Construction workers who are exposed to it on a regular basis should wear gloves and breathing masks when handling, sawing or nailing the wood. Also keep in mind that the popular redand green-dyed wood chips used in landscaping mulch are made from salvaged arsenictreated lumber. The dye is used to cover up the greenish tint of treated lumber. A concerned AbaconianA Letter to BatelcoBahamas Telephone Company, Limited Attention: Mr. Leon Williams, President Dear Sir, Re: Internet Service Interruptions Once again, I find myself unable to access my Batelnet account. My efforts to log on over this entire weekend have been met with the message “unable to log on invalid user.” This is very curious, as my account is paid up to date. This is a recurring problem, and calls to your so-called 24hour customer service line have resulted in my being informed “There’s no one in that department now, please call back after 9:00 a.m. the next working day.” That is of little comfort to my preparing my lesson for the next school day or my son seeking to complete an assignment for school. On average, I find I am unable to access Batelnet 25 percent of the time a poor record by any standard. So far, letters to Batelco have gone unanswered not even the courtesy of an acknowledgment. As I use the Internet for personal and professional reasons, it is, indeed, greatly frustrating that this message is received much more frequently than it should, and the subsequent call for service is met with an equally decrepit response. Previous complaints to corporate management have never elicited a response. Regrettably, I live in Treasure Cay where we do not have access to Coralwave, or I would have changed my Internet service provider long ago. I should be most grateful, Sir, if this matter is investigated and the necessary corrections made at your earliest opportunity. Sincerely, Charles A. Carey cc The Public Utilities Commission, the Minister of Works and Utilities, the PressQuo vadis, Marsh Harbour?To the Editor: As we chug along into 2006, one cannot help but wonder just which direction we arc headed. At a quick guess it would seem that there are twice as many houses as in the Peas and Mud as there are in the rest of Marsh Harbour. Perhaps officialdom could supply the total number of houses and the number of persons living in these two areas. The reason for this is pretty obvious. If I were unfortunate enough to be in Haiti, I’d be on whatever means of transport was leaving for wherever. Anywhere would be preferable to there. Regardless of status on arrival things could only be better (even if by the smallest of margins). The “survive at any cost” would, of course, still apply just as it did in Haiti. Lessons learned in the school of Hard Knocks aren’t ever forgotten. • Somewhere these figures come lo mind. In its 200 plus years as an independent nation, Haiti has had some 40 governments. There have been more than 30 dictatorships and more than half of these have been dictators taking over from dictators! How can these people be expected to have any idea whatsoever about the rule of law? • The situation in the Peas, Mud, Sandbank and other areas have come about because these “survivors” have taken advantage of housing codes and land ownership not being enforced.. They have been allowed to do this by those elected to use the rule of laws, which they have passed to regulate housing, land ownership and employment laws. Also those who employ these “survivors,” with few exceptions, do not see that their employees have legal housing. • The Bahamas have never really had to “survive at any cost.” Yes, “tings tuff, “ but we have come from a colony to self government to independence without blood shed. We had Burma Road and the mace through the window (moments of political frustration) but by comparison to the socalled elections in Haiti, the Bahamas has always been a paradise. • So where do we go from here? Wherever it is, let’s get started. • How about an essay written by each prospective applicant for permanent residence, written in passable English of course! • Let’s get this subdivision going. Each lot could be leased to the proposed occupant and his or her employer for a period of five (or ten) years. Number of buildings and/or total square footage should be incorporated in the lease. There should be specified scheduled improvements. If these aren’t met, the lease would be cancelled right now. When the improvements have been made, the lessee and/or his employer could purchase the land. • How about odd surprise visits to work sites by immigration officials? A couple of substantial fines would get everybody’s attention particularly if this was in addition to a one way ticket to Haiti for both employee and employer! • This is by no means the total answer, but it’s a start. • The alternate lessons in Creole and a change in the language used in both of those houses on Bay Street. The facts there are 8,000,000 of them and less than a half million of us. That makes the odds 16/1. Not good if you are on the one side. A Concerned ResidentMore Letters to the Editor LettersFrom Page 9

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 Dive Shops Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour.........367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh H.367-2963 Froggies, Hope Town................... 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay....365-8465 Treasure C. Adventures................365-8111 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay.......365-4411 Dive Guana..................................365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4655 Donnie’s Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cas’s Carts........................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury’ s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 9+ 10:45+ Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:15 9:45+ 11:30+Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am 12:15 pm2:30* (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* (M-Sat) 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45am‡ 10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30Same day fare Adult oneway $15 / Round Trip $20 Kids 6-11 half fare Free under 6‡ From Union Jack Dock Except holidays + Hope Town late trips Fri & Sat only Green T urtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $12 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time Pinder ’ s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean’s Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLean’s Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Wednesday, Friday & Sunday Lv Sandy Point for Nassau Adults $90 RT, $50 OW Islander Express Bus M Harbour & Sandy Point -call 366-4444 or 457-9958 Enovahs Bus Service Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry dock. Spring City early morning & late afternoon. The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165 Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm, connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour From Freeport take cruise ship to Ft. Lauderdale or ferry to West Palm Beach Sandy Point Patrick Roberts .... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ....... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ..... 366-4175 Links Adderly ....... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ..... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury ......... 375-8068 Terrance Davis .... 367-4464 Buddy Pinder ....... 366-2163 Justin Sands ....... 367-3526 Danny Sawyer ..... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer ......... 367-3941Bonefish Guides Man-O-War David Albury ........ 365-6059 Cherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe............... 366-2107 Junior Albury ............ 366-3058 Randy Sawyer ......... 366-2284 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ......... 366-0234 North Abaco O’Donald McIntosh..477-5037 Pope McKenzie ....... 477-5894 Orthnell Russell ....... 365-0125 Alexander Rolle ....... 365-0120 Edward Rolle ........... 365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer ........ 365-4070 Jeff Survance ........... 365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ........... 365-4261Visitors’ GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only ‡ Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Gino’s ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamie’s Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pop’s Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodilly’s.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mother Merle’s................$$ Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Cap’n Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Harbour’s Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Sea Spray.......................$$ .....‡....366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar....................365-6501 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florence’s Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudson’s Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Traveller’s Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Laura’s Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntosh’s Restaurant......$.............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Rooster’s Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big J’s...............................$.............366-4020 Nancy’s............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 www.abacochamber.org Abaco area code 242 unless listed otherwise Please bring errors & corrections to our attention Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteersFire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Cooper‘s Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................Rev 11 Dec 05Compliments of The Abaconian www.abaconian.com Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walker’s Cay Walker’s Cay -................................. Closed Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................50......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour .......... 367-2936 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0024 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0431 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ....... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale .................................. 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale .............................. 367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Lau d.......... 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ........................ 367-3415 Fla Coastal Airlines Vero B & Ft Lauderdale..... 367-0179 Island Express Ft Lauderdale .......................... 367-0169Major’s Air Service Freeport ............................... 367-4826 Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ...................... 367-0140 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ...................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale.......... ........... 954-359-0292 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air........................... ................ ............. ...... 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov’t dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer’s Market..........$10 + $2 Gov’t Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta ......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City............................. .................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Poin t........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally’s & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................$ 3 each Solomon’s Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov’t dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free • Caged pets as people Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$20 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$14 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock.....................................$8 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$18 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$24 + $5 Sand Banks............................................................$24 + $5 Joe’s Creek, Leisure Lee .....................................$44 + $10 Black Wood............................................................$18 + $5 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town...................................$37 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$55 + $5 Wood Cay...............................................................$60 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $65 + $5 Fox Town................................................................$70 + $5 Crown Have n..........................................................$75 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$75 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $65 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24).........$18 + $ 5 T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles.................................$22 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek ........................................$35 + $5 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$16 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX........................... $6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $75 + $10 Points of InterestAlbert Lowe Museum...........................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibitsGreen Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden.............. Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum............Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station...............................Hope Town Walk to & swin onMermaid Reef off M Harbour Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road Open Nights OnlyTo Abaco by land and sea from Florida • Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from West Palm Beach to Freeport •Bus to McLeans Town • Ferry to Crown Haven • Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour •Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock • Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay

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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 6, MARCH 15th, 2006 Barefoot Man’s Concert Draws 2000George Novak Held His Tenth Concert at NippersThe Barefoot Man performs yearly at Nippers Beach Bar on Guana Cay to a very dedicated enthusiastic audience. This year’s concert was held on March 5 to a capacity crowd at the oceanfront restaurant and bar. He came with Sea n B and included local musician Stone McEwan in his concert. By Robert Wilson The much anticipated concert of George Novak, known as the Barefoot Man, was held at Nippers Beach Bar on Guana Cay. Johnny Roberts, owner of Nippers, had a smile on his face as party goers turned out in large numbers on March 5th to enjoy what has become the Annual Barefoot Man Concert at Nippers Beach Bar. The weatherman cooperated and the crowd estimated at more than 2000 had a beautiful day to enjoy the food, music and dancing along one of the most picturesque stretches of beach on Abaco. In the company of Sea n B’ (the Chuck and Barrie duo) and Abaco’s own Stone McEwan, the Barefoot Man created the momentum to keep many of the beach side revelers dancing into the late hours as he continued to demonstrate to his fans his fun-loving wit and humor and the calypsoreggae beat that got him started some 30 years ago. Two hits from his latest Gone Coconutz CD, Ivan and My Insurance Man were enthusiastically received. The songs focused on the songwriter’s personal experiences dealing with Hurricane Ivan in which he personally lost his home as the Category 5 storm slammed into Grand Please see Barefoot Man Page 17 By Jennifer Hudson The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Abaco Office hosted a People to People Reception for winter residents at the pool side of Regattas of Abaco on March 2. A capacity crowd enjoyed the occasion, which took on a different format from the People to People receptions previously held. Ms. Shelley Austin, M.C. for the evening, welcomed the guests encouraging them to have fun and telling them, “This occasion is for us to get to know you and your getting to know us.” Mrs.Visitors Were Welcomed at People to People ReceptionRegattas of Abaco in Marsh Harbour was a festive site as the Ministry of Tourism, Abaco office hosted visitors and second home owners at a reception on March 2. The crowd was entertained by special music, a fashion show and even a Junkanoo rush. Kendy Anderson, Executive People to People Co-ordinator, also welcomed the guests, thanking them for their contribution to our economic growth and saying, “Evenings like this enable visitors and Abaconians to share friendships and a lifetime of memories.” Mr. Revis Rolle, Senior Island Administrator, expressed gratitude to the winter residents saying.”Your interest in Abaco has caused it to become a model of tour ism throughout the world. You have Please see Reception Page 2 Don’t Miss These EventsAbaco Inn’s Annual Artists’ LuncheonMarch 18 Forest Heights Academy FlingMarch 25 All Abaco Regatta Concert Goombay ParkMarch 25Disaster Response Workshop Trained Volunteers By Portia Jonsson On February 23rd – 27th the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy held an intense and informative five-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Workshop at the Parish Hall with over 24 participants from all over Abaco including the cays. Opening remarks came from Navy A group of 24 volunteers from every part of Abaco took part in a five-day workshop to train them in responding to any disaster that could come to their community. Training included response to fires, rescue operations, basic medical training and hurricane disasters. Their training included a simulated hurricane disaster with injured persons. CERT From Page 4

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Page 2 B The Abaconian March 15, 2006 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 caused the growth of generational tourism, as many of your own investments come as a result of first coming with grandparents years ago, and the economic engine continues to be primed by your presence. Our economy remains stable and continues to grow because you come.” The guests enjoyed a varied programme which included the sounds of Gary McDonald, a talk on Bush Tea by Martha Smith, who has just published a book on the subject, and two short Island Theme fashion shows by Philippa Farrington. The first showcased ladies modelling Androsia fabric outfits by Agatha Simms accessorised by jewellery by Marlee Mason of Silver Moon Designs and sisal and straw bags by Lovely Reckley. Later in the evening the models revealed a selection of evening attire. The highlight of the programme, which was obvious from the applause of the audience, was the performance of several lively selections by the Abaco Youth Police Marching Band. These young people put on an amazing performance under the direction of their Assistant Director, DeA wide selection of Bahamian food was offered along with favorite drinks at the reception held to show Abaco’s appreciation of our winter visitors. This annual event brings together the visitors to showcase Bahamian fashion, culture, music and entertainment. Shown here are Wynsome Ferguson, Judy Johnston and Michelle Mikula preparing to one of the food tables. ReceptionFrom Page 1 The Abaco Youth Police Marching Band, just recently formed, performed for the winter visitors and were well received. They looked quite smart as they went through their maneuvers and showed their musical talent, particularly with their drums. tective Constable Smith. Though this band is still very young, their performance was of a very high standard, their instruments were well tuned, and they were extremely well disciplined. Ten of the 40 or more instrumentalists who performed were drummers who showcased their various drumming techniques in a special selection. One could feel the enthusiasm of these young people who were delighted to be showing off their new skills to the public, and they looked very smart in their navy blue pants, crisp white shirts and gold epaulettes.(Their well groomed appearance was, in fact, so impressive and their shirts so snow white that they would make an excellent advertisement for any top rate laundry detergent). A raffle for a large variety of excellent prizes donated by businesses in Marsh Harbour was held during the evening to raise funds for the band and was very well supported. The guests enjoyed a wonderful array of Bahamian appetizers including conch fritters, crack conch, lobster salad, conch chowder and johnnycake, guava duff and coconut pie. Cocktails were partially contributed by Burns House Ltd. It was obvious that the guests had a great time and were very appreciative of the efforts the Abaco Tourist Office had made to make them feel welcome and introduce them to life on Abaco. Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism on Abaco, returned from a business trip just in time to give a vote of thanks to all who had turned out to participate in this wonderful event and a Junkanoo rush out by the Stingers brought the festivities to a close. People to People Program Brings Visitors and Bahamians Together

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 B Nassau: 242.322.2305 Lyford Cay:242.362.4211 Marsh Harbour:242.367.5046 Hope To wn:242.366.0163 Treasure Cay:242.477.5821 Elbow Cay Properties:242.366.0569 Lubbers Quarters Cay:242.366.3143 Eleuthera & Harbour Is:242.332.2820Damianos Sothebys International RealtySIRbahamas.com Head Office, Nassau: t 242.322.2305 f 242.322.2033 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 TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT BEACH VILLA 715Ž Cozy 2 Bed, 2 Bath villa on beautiful Treasure Cay beach. Great family home, or vacation rental. Magnificent sunrises & sunsets at your doorstep! Wont last long. $460,000. #3076 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY BEACHFRONT SERENITY HOUSE Ž Modern 5,600sq.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, turn-key estate $4,900,000. #1660 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 neighbourhood. 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 MARSH HARBOUR WATERFRONT 10 ACRE PARCEL is perfect for a marina, small development or commercial endeavour. 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 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 15, 2006 Liaison Officer, LCDR Delong Bonner saying the Community Emergency Response Training is an outstanding concept and program because disaster response begins at the community level. The training from this workshop will better equip citizens of The Bahamas with the knowledge to assist family members, neighbors and the community with recovery, maintenance and survival skills until professional responders arrive. He added that due to the unique geography of The Bahamas response by professionals could be complicated and therefore delayed. In such situations, there could be no better comfort than knowing what to do when disaster strikes and having the training to do it. LCDR Bonner thanked Administrator Revis Rolle for his support of this project and challenged all to grasp all that is offered by the Community Emergency Response TeamTraining workshopThe CERT concept was developed and implemented by the City of Los Angeles Fire Department in 1985. They recognized that citizens would very likely be on their own during the early stages of a catastrophic disaster. T he training program that the Fire Department initiated proved to be so beneficial that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) felt that the concept and the program should be made available to communities nationwide. The Community Emergency Response Team program is designed to help communi-Community Emergency Response Team Training Held CERTFrom Page 1 A collapsed building had its share of victims, this time dummies. The participants learned how to extricate victims and practiced basic medical survival techniques. They worked in small teams as they would in a real disaster where fully trained personnel would not be easily or immediately available. ties prepare for effective disaster response through training and planning. Sessions for the five-day training workshop included Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression Techniques, After Action Report, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue Operations, Team Organization and Management, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism and CERT Response and the CERT Simulation Exercise. The CERT Simulation Exercise, which “wrapped up” the program, involved the staging of a Category 4 hurricane to hit the island, leaving many dead, stranded, injured and hysterical. The participants were divided into various groups and sent out to investigate reports of fire, persons trapped in homes, collapsed buildings and flooding. The response team was timed on how quickly they got to a scene once a report was given to them. With the help of primary and high school students made up with fake blood, bandages, wounds, cuts and the like, a very convincing disaster was staged causing many concerned motorists to stop and Please see CERT Page 6 The major test for the participants in the disaster response workshop was a simulated hurricane disaster with deaths, injuries and extensive damage. High school students were used in this dramatic realistic drama.

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 B 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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Page 6 B The Abaconian March 15, 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 CONTRACTThe volunteers were trained to respond to any disaster that might happen in their community. They were taught basics of fighting fires. They are shown here learning to use a fire extinguisher properly. inquire what happened. All CERT participants received certificates. With training and practice and by working as a team, each one will be able to do the greatest good for the greatest number of victims after a disaster, while protecting himself from becoming a victim. Training instructors were Jeremy Galloway – St. Croix Rescue Academy, Nancy Bennett – Navy Liaison US Southern Command-US Embassy, Gayle Outten-Moncur – Training Coordinator NEMA, Mike Stubbs – Chief Meteorology Office, Sgt. Charles Charlton – Royal Bahamas Fire Department and Sgt. Timothy Saunders – Prosecutor for Abaco(Royal Bahamas Police Force). CERTFrom Page 4 A Treasure Cay woman was arrested on February 16 for stealing from her employer. She was arrested and subsequently released on $20,000 bond. A elderly woman living in Hard Bargain, Moore’s Island, was found dead at her home in the morning of February 18. She was suffering from cancer and foul play is not suspected. Three Bahamians and two Americans were arrested shortly after noon on February 18 at their room in the Abaco Beach Hotel. While executing a search warrant, four bags of suspected cocaine were found. Someone stole ten pairs of Oakley sun shades when breaking into Rainbow Boat Rental in Marsh Harbour sometime between noon on February 18 and the morning of February 19. The St. Andrews Methodist Church office in Dundas Town was broken into sometime between Sunday night, February 26, and the evening of February 28 with approximately $2000 being stolen. An elderly resident of the Bahama Star Farm settlement was discovered dead around midnight during the night of February 28. He was believed to have died in his sleep. A boat docked at Little Harbour was burglarized during the afternoon or night of February 24. Stolen was a $1500 dive regulator, a $400 Pentax camera, sunglasses valued at $290 and a wallet containing $400 and credit cards. A clerk in a Dundas Town store reported on February 28 that someone entered the store during the noon hour while she was in the restroom and stole $100. A Treasure Cay resident reported he was held from behind by a dark male and the assailant took $150 from his pocket. This happened while he was out walking near the taxi stand area about 11 p.m. during the evening of February 28. A cashier at Solomon Brothers Wholesale was found to have taken $260 from a cash register about 5 p.m. on March 1. The cashier was arrested, charged and released on bail. A Marsh Harbour woman reported that her boyfriend took her ATM card out of her purse about 7 a.m. on February 25. He subsequently withdrew $1,000 from her account. A Central Pines Estates man was with his girlfriend at a night club on March 3 when a man he know pushed him twice from behind. A Ford truck owned by a police officer burst into flames outside his home in Great Cistern about 9 p.m. on March 4. It was parked at the time of the incident.Police Crime Repor t Disaster Training Participants Were Certified

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 B Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayIncredible hilltop home named for the ancient Tamarind tree that stands proudly surrounded by the breezey wraparound verandah. Beautiful, fully furnished 2 bed 2 bath home with one bedroom apartment and one acre of land in very private Lucayos Subdivision. Awesome view of the Sea of Abaco. Community dock steps away. Only minutes from Marsh Harbour & Elbow Cay, there are two 80 x 125 choice lots available. Identical in size & price, both lots can boast picturesque sunsets, & views of the Sea of Abaco. There is soon to be dockage close by. Roads are in great condition, & this desirable location is walking distance from the local restaurant. Tahiti Beach is a skiff ride across. Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters #2200 & #2201 $70,0002 lots available each lot priced atNEW LISTING! 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 8 B The Abaconian March 15, 2006 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 Dont Have It, We Will Find It!HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lubbers Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea level CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE School NewsInsurance Companies Support ECCEvery Child Counts was pleasantly surprised last month by not one but two donations from the local business community. Abaco Insurance Agency made a donation to ECC for its new school building. Royal Star Assurance (represented on Abaco by Abaco Insurance Agency) doubled that amount in an effort to assist Lyn Major and ECC in reaching their goal of raising enough funds to complete their new building. Both Abaco Insurance Agency and Royal Star are committed to Abaco and to improving our community. The donations will help ECC continue teaching challenged children so that they can become valuable members of our community. The new building is needed because as our Abaco community grows, so does ECC. We take this opportunity to salute Lyn and all the staff of ECC. Their dedication and care given to our youth is exceptional. We appreciate everything they do and encourage the rest of the Abaco business community to join in and pledge financial assistance to help ECC reach its goal.Forest Heights Honours StudentsThe past two months have been busy ones at Forest Heights Academy, producing honours for many students. On February 27th Britney McKenzie and Avery Thompson competed in the district portion of the National Spelling Bee. They made an excellent showing with Britney going 16 rounds into the unseen list and Avery tying for fourth place. Then on March 1st the Rotary Club held its annual Speech Competition. Taj Anderson and Nasasha Bootle represented the lower school with the topic of their Dreams for the Future of Abaco with Taj bringing home the third place trophy. Antonia Wright and Brittany Symonette dealt with the relevant topic of Conflict Resolution, How Anger and Violence Impede Learning Antonia came in first place and will go on to represent Abaco in Texacos National Speech Competition which will be held in Nassau in April. It must be said that competitors from all schools were eloquent speakers, and the Rotarian judges and spectators were amazed by the poise and maturity of these young speakers, recognizing them as future leaders of the Bahamas. It was announced in February that 10th grader, Gabrielle Manni, won 1st and 2nd place in the photography contest held by Royal Star Assurance, represented by Mrs. Victoria Albury, left, and Abaco Insurance Agency, represented by Mrs. Ginnie Sawyer, presented Mrs. Lyn Major with donations to assist with the construction of a new building for Every Child Counts. ECC depends entirely on donations from the public to continue its work with children who are unable to cope with normal classrooms. The school now has 45 students. Please see School Page 10 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 Email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.com Maria Silvester 1218 NEW EXCLUSIVE Two story home in Bahama Palm Shores offering two beds along with detached one bedroom guest cottage. A GREAT BUY!! 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. 15 Mar 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 company, BIG on SERVICE, and based on TRUST and HONESTY Watching Bay near Cherokee Sound offering lots starting at $35,500. Beach access for all lots. 1256 Guana Cay beachfront home on double lot. Home offers 3/2 on two levels. Excellent rental home. Priced Right to sell 1248 Great Cistern hillside lot with great views of the Sea of Abaco. 28,000+ square feet.

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 B 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 : 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 $50,000 Ocean view lots from $180,000 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 CREEK1.17 Acre Hilltop lot Winding Bay Oceanviews $300,000 GrossYELLOW WOOD CREEK1.6 Acre lot w/226on the ocean overlooking Winding Bay $450,000 GrossSANDYPOINT5 Acres near airport $150,000 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 equipped 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 $139,000BUSTIC BAY5 minutes north of Marsh Harbour Two 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 $1,750,000 gross U N D E R C C O N T R A C T U N D E R C C O N T R A C T

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Page 10 B The Abaconian March 15, 2006 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 J & J ELECTRIC BILL 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 More School News the Ministry of Tourism. Her photos may be seen at the Forest Heights Spring Fling which will be held on March 25th. This annual event will include a car wash, games, bouncing castle, great food and a raffle with wonderful prizes. Be sure to stop by! Finally, as a culmination of all their achievements, the Students of the Month were named for January and February. The Juniors are Donovan White and Faniella Gounga and Seniors, Shikita Deveaux and Kerri Sawyer, respectively. On January 5th the Science Department at S.C. Bootle Secondary School received a gift from the Ralph Moore Science Fund. Computers and a printer/scanner/copier machine were installed by Abacom. This was in response to a request from the Heads of Science in the school to “bring the Internet into the Science Department.” Mr. Malcolm Spicer of Abacom, center, is shown with Mr. L. Rolle, Principal of S.C. Bootle High School, Ms. P. Young (Head of Science), Ms. S. Baptiste, Mrs. K. Fletcher and several students. The Science Fund was created at the request of Dr. Ralph Moore of Treasure Cay. A chemist, Dr. Moore wanted to encourage and inspire the children of Abaco to explore and enjoy the world of science as much as he had during his life. The foundation is currently undertaking the purchase of calculators for the schools. SchoolFrom Page 8 Please see School Page 14 These students and their parents should be congratulated for all these accomplishments. Well done to all!National Spelling BeeBy Samantha V. Evans Twelve students from Moore’s Island, Forest Heights Academy, Abaco Central High, St. Frances de Sales, Cooper’s Town Primary and S.C. Bootle battled to become the National Spelling Bee Winner for the Abaco District. The competition began shortly after 10 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 finishCavalier Abaco Office: (242) 367 0664 Contact 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!

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 B Mailin Sands mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comPh# 242-3672992 P.O. Box AB 20403 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Chris Farrington, BRI chris@coldwellbankerbahamas.com Ph# 242-3654695 P.O. Box AB22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. March 15th 2006 NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACTNEW LISTING Where will y ou stretch You r hammock? Man-OWar#54392/bed/bath island home. 1,280s q,ft. Features generator, tool shed, wrap around covered porch. Partially furnished and awaiting its new owner-$399,000Call Mailin Green Turtle Cay#5532Beach house on Bita Bay features 2beds/2bath and panoramic views of the turquoise ocean. Ideal spot for great snorkeling just off shore. Central A/C, fully equipped kitchen, water maker and more. Great rental historyCall Chris Man-OWar Cay # 5509 3 bed/3bath, two story home. Short distance to the Atlantic Ocean. Features an upstairs loft, 17.5 KW generator, several outdoor patios, basement, manicured lawn. $750,000.00Call Mailin ManjackCay-10 acres of property with beautiful beachfront at both ends. Protected anchorage on west side. Close to Green Turtle Cay. Great development property $2,000,000Call one of our agents today! Green Turtle Cay#5191 Luxurious home located on a 2.5 mile sandy beach. Consists of five bedrooms, four bathrooms with wrap around verandas. Careful craftsmanship and attention to detail describes this villa. Offered at $2,300,000Call Chris Green Turtle Cay-#5347 –This island dream is a rare find for the discerning yachtsman who’s looking for privacy and all the amenities the island has to offer. 2 bed/2bath home also has a private dock and dredged channel. Offered at $2,300,000.00Call Chris Man-O-War Cay-#5451Two cottages, both with 2beds/2baths located on 16,000 sq. ft. of waterfront property. Features 60,000 gallon rain water cistern, generator house and 15KW generator. Endless views of the Atlantic Ocean. Great vacation getaway. Post card pretty view. $1,100,000.00 -Call one of our agents. Yellowwood#5484Large waterfront lot available. Comprising 37,368 sq.ft of property, this parcel commands endless ocean views and runs 184’ on the Atlantic. Great lot for your dream ocean front home. Close to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay and only minutes from Cherokee Sound$275,000Call Mailin Yellowwood-#5492Vacant property features elevations and views of Cherokee Sound. This 33,690 sq.ft. lot is in a great location for a home.. Close proximity to Cherokee Sound and Little Harbour-$82,000Call Mailin Yellowwood-#5263-2B/2B cottage newly built. on large lot -100’ x 150’. Features a laundry room, outside patios, and a hobby room.central A/C, and all appliances are included. Close to Cherokee Sound. A MUST SEE!$219,000 –Call Mailin Lubbers-#0350 -vacant lot in Abaco Ocean Club is available. This lot comprises 10,125 sq.ft. and is a great building lot. Quiet, and peaceful surroundings. Don’t delay -$70,000Call Mailin Long Beach#5520-Long Beach is a peaceful 40 minute drive from Marsh Harbour. Lot 115 is a corner lot and acre in size. All lots have access to a beautiful powder white beach. $55,000.00Call Mailin Leisure Lee-PRICE REDUCED#53663 bed, 2-bath home in quiet neighborhood. 1,600 sq.ft. living space, extensive wrap around screened in porch and central A/C. All lots have beach access. $325,000.00 – Call Mailin Man-OWar#5475-Vacant property from sea to sea on Eastern Harbour. Total of 160’ of waterfront. One can enjoy views of Sea of Abacoand surrounding cays as well as Man-OWar’s picturesque harbour. Rare offer. $830,500 – Call Mailin Vacant Lots for Sale Green Turtle Cay Three lots situated on the Atlantic Ocean with over 90 ft. of beach front each Offered at $440,000 each. Sea to Sea Lot on White Sound. Lot has a cottage already built, and is ideal for a dock with good depth at the shoreline. Offered at $550,000 1/2 Acre lot on Blacksound, ideal for a dock and home site. Owner financing available. Offered at $602,000 Building lot with a shared 100’ dock on beautiful Blacksound. Just outside of the settlement and near to beaches at Gillam Bay. Offered at $550,000NEW LISTINGDolphin Beach Estates-#5572-2 bed/2bath home,768 sq.ft This home is being sold fully furnished including appliances Hurricane shutters and a back up generator are also included $307,000.00Call Mailin NEW LISTING SMALL HOME, ACREAGE AND CANAL SLIP! Near Treasure Cay Property includes a 1b/1b home. Utility room, underground electricity and back up generator. $930,000.00 Call MailinUNDER CONTRACT

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Page 12 B The Abaconian March 15, 2006 COME SEE THE DIFFERENCE SERVICE, SELECTION, QUALITY & VALUE You can have it all US Choice meat Family packs Specialty cuts More choices. Better value. JUST IN: A/Cs FANS GRILLS REFRIGERATORS FREEZERS COMPUTER DESKS &MORE! Make it easy to go! Deli meat & cheese slices chicken wings, salads cakes & more.We cut it like you want it!Whether youre grilling, frying,baking or broiling, make one stop atour butcher shop for the best meat … cut your way! Solomons SuperCenter Marsh Harbour € Nathan Key Drive € 242-367-2601/2 Mon-Thur: 8am-7pm, Fri & Sat: 8am-8pm, Sun: 8am-2pm Check out our NEW organic products for healthy living

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 B YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN BAHAMIAN REAL ESTATE GUANA CAY TREASURE CAY BAHAMA PALM SHORES LYNYARD CAY GUANA CAY LEISURE LEE CROSSING ROCKS MURPHY TOWN BAHAMA PALM SHORES BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND SWEETINGS VILLAGE BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA PALM SHORES PELICAN 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. Apromising property with superior land value and great potential for the discerning, imaginative buyer. #10181. 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 2nd level with 2 bedrooms, full bath & shower, modern kitchen all amenities, dining areas. Ground floor has bedroom & bath, a 13,000 gal. water cistern & utility/storage area. Includes 5500 watt gas backup generator, golf cart, tools $512,500. #9601. Building site situated in Anchorage Estates, the perfect location for a small multifamily project. Located adjacent to the roundabout, this 14,000 sq.ft. lot is zoned muti-family and could be developed for a small boutique style resort. $69,500 #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. #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. #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. Agreenway borders one boundary making the site secluded and private. $68,500. #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 #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. #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. #9073.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 #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. #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 #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 #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.www.bahamasrealty.bs NEW! NEW! NEW! REDUCED UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT Email : abaco@bahamasrealty.bsTelephone: (242) 367-3262 lFax (242) 367-3260These offerings are subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawn without noticeŽ

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Page 14 B The Abaconian March 15, 2006 Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abacoa.m. on February 20th at the Learning Resources Center in Marsh Harbour. These students made it very clear at the onset that they were the best as only two of the twelve students were eliminated as they spelt from the Seen List of spelling words. The competition really began once words were called from the unseen list. The words were extremely hard even for adults so everyone was all on pins and needles as these students did their very best to make it to Nassau to represent Abaco. However, it was obvious that only the best of the best would indeed be declared the winner. The competition became fierce as S.C. Bottle High School and Cooper’s Town Primary battled it out for the winning trophy. In the end only one student could win. Charo Williams, a 7th grade student of S.C. Bootle High School, won the competition after a succession of spelling rounds. The second place trophy went to Antwanae Smith, a grade 6 student of Cooper’s Town Primary School. She is an excellent speller and the only primary school speller to make it this far. She is to be commented. The third place trophy was claimed by Santrecia Hield, a grade 8 student of Moore’s Island All Age School. Mrs. Felamease Sawyer commented that this was the longest competition yet and encouraged Charo to begin preparing right away for the National Spelling Bee Finals in Nassau because it will be fiercer than this one. She encouraged Antwanae to continue spelling because she did extremely well, out spelling the majority of the high school students there today. Trophies for the Spelling Bee were donated by the Ministry of Education, IBM and The Nassau Guardian. Special thanks go to all of the sponsors, judges, the announcer and other supporters of all competitions held.Abaco Central HighStudents Experience WorkBy Samantha V. Evans Over the week of February 20th-24th twelfth grade students of Abaco Central High School went on work experience at businesses on Abaco. Students were assigned at businesses where they had an interest so that they could get first hand experience of what it is they claim they want to become. Students were placed at the Police Station, the airport, Ministry of Education, Customs, Batelco, BEC and many other places. There was one student who aspires to become a dentist so he was placed at Agape Family Dental with Dr. Therese Bonamy. She had only great things to say about him. I am very pleased with the performance of the students. Over all, they represented themselves and their school very well. Some of them were even offered summer jobs as a result of their great performance. Planning and preparation do pay off. Finally, we wish to thank all of those business places that supported this program. Your support has made a great difference in the lives of these seniors. The majority of the students now know what they want to pursue and are making plans to make their dreams a reality.Catholics Attend Ash Wednesday ServiceBy Samantha V. Evans Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. An Ash Wednesday church service was held at St. Frances Catholic Church on March 1st attended by students of St. Frances School as well as devote Catholics. Catho lics all over the world observe 40 days of penance and sacrifice in preparation for holy week and More School News SchoolFrom Page 10 Winners of the Abaco competition for the National Spelling Bee are, left to right, Santrecia Hield, third place winner from Moore’s Island; Charo Williams, first place winner from S.C. Bootle High School; and Antwanie Smith, second place winner from Cooper’s Town Primary School. Ashley Simms assisted with security checks at the Marsh Harbour airport. Quintince Wiliams worked with Dr. Therese Bonamy at her dental office. Please see School Page 15

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March 15, 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" PRIV ATE 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 Abaco FSC Abaco FSC Abaco FSC Abaco FSC Abaco FSCA Bahamian Financial Service Corporation Investment Fund Administration! ! ! Fund Formation and Licensure ! ! Articles of Association and Offering Memorandums ! ! Shareholders registration, issuance and redemption of shares ! ! All accounting and administration including monthly financial statements, partner statements, and NAV calculations ! ! Government compliance Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider! ! ! International Business Companies (IBC’s) incorporation and registration ! ! Central Bank applications "! "! "! "! "! Registered agent services "! "! "! "! "! Custodial and local account administration "! "! "! "! "! Serve as director, nominee shareholder, officer, or local agent ! ! Government compliance Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting! ! ! Dedicated to e-commerce and client communication through the internet ! ! Data storage of all client documents (both hard and soft copies) ! ! Monthly, quarterly, or annual preparation of financial statements ! ! Bank reconciliations, Payroll, Accts Payable, and Accts ReceivableMemorial Plaza, Suite 202, P.O.Box AB-20763, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas Tel: 242-367-0220 Fax: 707-516-7765 SchoolFrom Page 14 More School Newsthe resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Ashes are placed on the forehead in the shape of a cross. Lent makes us aware that death will come and many people see Lent as a time to repent. Father Roger, who conducted the service, spoke about our becoming one with Christ through the cross. We must be prepared to make a change in our own life. A Christian who wants to go to the cross without going through Jesus is a Christian only in name. He concluded by encouraging all to make a decision to make Jesus the first choice in their life.Sports Day at St. FrancisBy Mirella Santillo For two days prior to the midterm break, St Francis de Sales School held an intra-school Governor General’s Youth Award groups from Forest Heights Academy and St. Francis de Sales School went on their first expedition to Bahama Palm Shores over the weekend of February 18th-19th. The students gathered at Forest Heights Academy parking lot where they were transported to the site. The students went hiking and camping, all a part of the requirements to earn their bronze award. They were accompanied by Mr. Simon, St. Francis Leader; Mr. Richards, Forest Heights Academy Leader; and Mr. Ajero from St. Francis de Sales. Other persons meeting them at the site were Ms. Riviere and a Defense Force Officer. One more expedition will be needed if they are to receive the bronze award by June 2006. sport competition. Divided into three houses: red for St. Paul, green for St. Patrick and blue for St. Peter, the students, wearing the colors of their house, ran potato races, jumped, threw balls, pulled tractors, sprinted and raced in relays. The weather was beautiful during the two days of the event and the children enjoyed being out of the class rooms supervised by teachers, parents and volunteers. February 21 was Primary Sport Day. The Please see School Page 16

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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: Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties • New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 • Fax 242-366-0434 Red team won on that day. On February 22 it was the turn of the high school students to defend their title. Again, the Red team won. The results were combined at the end of the second day, the winner being St. Paul’s house, followed by St. Patrick and St. Peter. The top athletes mentioned P.E. coach Mr. Dielh, were Sherman Kemp and Zinnia Miller among the jnior high students and Donald McIntosh, Semarja Baillou and Phylicia Bootle in the high school grades. Among the younger students the top boy was Kadeem Gibbs for the Green and the top girl was Sheila Martenez for the Red.Long Bay Gets on the TracksBy Samantha V. Evans Long Bay School broke out of the blocks on February 22nd, and it was unusual as there were no field events. Any passerby that day could see the house spirit displayed by the different colored house shirts proudly worn by the students. The day started at 10 a.m. as Blue Marlins, Yellow Barracudas, Red Sting Rays and Green Dolphins all ran around the field to gain as many points as they could to be named the winning team. Some parents showed up to support their favorite houses and their children by sitting on the side lines cheering them on. This was a hot day; perfect for outdoor activities. Races ran included the 1500m, 400m, egg and spoon race, sack race, shuttle race and the relays. There was a spirit of togetherness on this day as things ran very smoothly. As I looked at the motto on the Tshirts which read Working Together in Harmony it made it very clearer why the atmosphere was the way it was. Indeed, they live up to their motto. Leading up to the Sports Day events, the students were involved in inter-house games such as volleyball, basketball and cross country. The elementary school cross country was held on March 3rd.Abaco Central High SchoolBy Samantha V. EvansArawaks Win – Again!Arawaks, Caribs, Lucayans and Tainos battled for the winning post over a two-day period February 16-17th. Thursday was a very sunny day, a great day for the field events to begin and be completed. Friday began wet and cloudy. It was uncertain whether the final day of sports would take place especially since this was the day that all races would be run. Around 12 noon the weather cleared and students and staff made their way to the track. This was a hot race day. Caribs dominated the relays, leaving only smoke behind for the other teams to inhale. Even though the teams ran hard, a few hours still had to be used on Monday afternoon before the sports event could come to a close. In the end the scores were as follows: Arawaks win again with 913 points, Caribs come in a close second place with 841 points, Lucayans come third with 819 points and Tainos bring up the rear with 718 points. Congratulations go to all teams, especially the leaders who motivated their team to do the best they can. Special thanks and recogMore School News SchoolFrom Page 15 St. Francis de Sales held its Sports Day on February 22 for the younger students and February 23 for the high school students. The students participated in a variety of sports and games to determine which house would win top honors. The Red team was the final winner. nition go to the Leader of Carib House, Ms. Cindy Ambrister, who did a fabulous job ensuring that her team was in place. Coach Charles commented that sports day went very well especially since they got of to a late start on Friday due to rain. He continued that students performed well; especially the field events Under 15 boys. Two of the boys jumped over 16 feet in long jump. This gives him a great incentive to take them to the National High School Track and Field met in Nassau. He has one boy who can medal in the Under 20 category. The employees and management of Price Right Supermarket in Marsh Harbour raised money to donate to the Every Child Counts School. The school works with challenged students and has a new building under construction. More money is needed to finish it. Shown above are students of the school along with adults who are Mrs. Irene Wallace, a volunteer helper; Mrs. Lyn Major, Director of the school; Mrs. Rochelle Lightbourn and Mr. Andrew Evans from Price Right; and Mrs. Ellen Hardy, a teacher at the school.

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 B People in the News 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 Realtor Attended Education ConferenceLocal real estate agent Bill Thomdycraft, BRI, said he was excited about the opportunity to work with more than 1,000 of the nation’s top residential agents who recently attended the Council of Residential Specialists’ 2006 Sell-a-bration education conference in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to having extensive networking opportunities, Bill Thorndycraft of Sandra Evans Real Estate Sales participated in training sessions focused on website marketing, pricing strategies, referrals, global real estate opportunities, luxury properties, healthy competition and working with buyers. “In today’s changing real estate market, it is really important that we are aware of changes in our industry that can better serve Cayman Island. He has composed about 2000 songs of which about 500 have been recorded. He’s also a writer and a photographer. He continues to draw the crowds wherever he goes and along with Sea n B’, he is a regular at the Royal Reef Resort in Grand Cayman. “I love the fishing here Barefoot ManFrom Page 1 our clients,” says Bill. “Attending Sell-abration gave me the opportunity to learn new strategies and exchange ideas with many top-producing realtors.” The Council of Residential Specialists is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors with more than 46,000 members. This annual threeday event is one of the foremost education and networking programs for Realtors at all levels of experience. This was Bill’s first attendance at Sell-abration. “This conference is a great way to start off the year,” says Bill “I returned with renewed assurance that I can help my clients buy with confidence and sell with ease.” on Abaco,” the Munich-born balladeer related. “And we’ve been doing the concert here at Nippers for about 10 years now, and everyone seems to have a good time.” The Abaco Community Board has been buzzing for weeks with “news” relating to the concert. Hotels in Marsh Harbour were reportedly “sold-out,” and the marinas and anchorages in and around this normally quiet, seaside community had been reserved for weeks. It Pays to Advertise Give Your Friends, Relatives and Children a Subscription toThe Abaconian "One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #439) Fully furnished and meticulously maintained one bedroom, one bath ground level, poolside condominium, recently completely renovated, all new appliances & furnishings, customs cabinetry, terracotta tile floor, lots of amenities. Rental potential Price $185,000.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. 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 amenities includes vehicle and boat. Price: $986,000.LITTLE HARBOUR:Waterfront PropertyŽ(Ref #347) 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280' water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little Harbour, large natural cave. $910,000.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, lot#8 $299,000, lot#9 $349,000.00.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 desirable 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, finger 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. Prime Real Estate Listing Throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY:"Argyll House"(Ref #483) Elegant & luxurious 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath Ocean Blvd. Estate approx. 6,900 s/f, on 1.6 acres with 153 on the beach, landscaped, fully furnished, high ceilings, marble floors, 2 car garage, includes vehicles. $5,100,000."Trident House"(Ref #317) Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully furnished beach front home, 3,500 square feet, sensational beach & ocean views, many extras $2,500,000."Casuarina Beach HouseŽ(Ref #350) Fabulous 2 storey 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath, fully furnished, plus efficiency, pool, 80' beach frontage, recently renovated $2,300,000.OceanaŽ(Ref #498) Furnished 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath private home with open floor plan and British Colonial decor for elegant and comfortable living, located on Sandpiper Beach with magnificent views, garage, landscaped, beachside deck. $1,875,000."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.Waterfront Lots"(Ref #260) Four adjoining sea-walled waterfront lots on Galleon Bay Rd with spectacular views of the Sea of Abaco, cleared ready for construction, excellent value, Price $220,000 each.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.We Exceed Client Expectations!www.abacoestateservices.comPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. Phone: (242) 365.8752Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS15th March, 2006

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Page 18 B The Abaconian March 15, 2006 Near Winding Bay Exclusive Yellowood, two lots, 70’ x 170’, side-byside, near Winding Bay, spectacular ocean views and awesome views of Winding Bay beach and Cherokee Creek. $77,000 eachTreasure Cay Highway Exclusive 2.28 acres, open zoning, beaches nearby. Approximately 240’ x 600’ Asking $135,000Pelican Shores Exclusive Harbour front lots, prestigious neighbourhood, protected harbour frontage, side by side lots. $549,000 eachBeach Front Lots South Abaco 2 lots 100’ x 140’ ea. $120,000 each Interior half acre lots with deeded beach access starting from $35,000 Marsh Harbour Office 367-SOLD (7653) Hope Town Office 375-8655 www.paradisebahamas.com Frank Knowles Sales Agent Cell # 375-8655 frank@paradisebahamas.com Donna Darville Sales Agent Ph/Fax 367-SOLD (7653) donna@paradisebahamas.com Abaco Teens Attended JA ConferenceBy Samantha V. Evans Two Abaco teens attended the Junior Achievement (JA) Conference in Nassau over the weekend of February 23rd-27th. The conference was very exciting as students went on corporate tours, attended workshops and various fun activities. The students with their counselor arrived in Nassau and prepared for the welcome party that evening. The students from Abaco, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, Andros and Bimini all mixed and mingled. The JA team really made them feel welcomed. Friday was the first full day of events that began with a tour of the College of the Bahamas. Students were able to see the many changes being made to the campus as they work to achieve university status in a Youth Newsfew years. Later that morning the students were assigned to various business sites to tour their facilities. On Friday night a banquet was held for Family Island Delegates. Advisors, sponsors and island coordinators were recognized for their service to the youth of their island at this time. Saturday was the conference day at the Performing Arts Center. Mr. Felix Stubbs, President of IBM, congratulated JA for hosting there 27th Bahamajac Conference. He has visited most of the companies in Nassau and is convinced that these young people are ready to take over the leadership of the Bahamas. He continued that five areas are needed to have a productive life: contact with a caring adult on a regular basis, a safe place to learn, a healthy start and marketable future, and the opportunity to give back through their own service. JA provides all of those opportunities. The guest speaker for the morning was Mr. Leon Williams from Batelco. He told the group that the world is changing around us and it is important to manage their GPA. Graduating with a 2.0 GPA is no longer acceptable because they are competing with students with 4.0 GPA. At this rate they will be denied employment. Through JA they are learning to be employers. They must use this opportunity to become business owners. Later that day the students and advisors had workshop sessions, the judging of the company products, followed by the speech competition. Saturday night was exciting and very competitive as 14 companies showcased their talent in the Step Show. The conference ended on Sunday with a church service at Grace Community Church. Mr. Lionell Elliot is looking forward to having a training session for advisors on Abaco sometime in March. Once the advisors have been trained, a six-weeks training program will be held for the first 30 potential Junior Achievers of the first company slated to begin in September of the new school year.Anchors Attend District Convention in NassauBy Samantha V. Evans On February 25th members of the Anchor Club of Abaco Central High School traveled to New Providence for the first Anchor Clubs of the Bahamas District Convention. The district includes clubs from Abaco, Nassau and Grand Bahama. Under the guidance of club advisor, Ms. Phillipa Farrington, the Anchors have dedicated much of their time to serving their school and community. Their efforts did not go unnoticed. The Anchor Club of Abaco Central High entered all six of the District competitions and walked away with four trophies. Trophies they received were as follows: 1st Place in the Health and Safety Award 1st Place in the Anchor for Kids Award 2nd Place in the Year Book Competition 3rd Place in the Most Outstanding Anchor Competition which was won by Ms. Sherline Pierre, Club President. There are presently 18 active members in the Anchor Club of Abaco Central High and additional membership enrollment looks promising. Other Anchor Clubs attending the convention were Forest Heights Academy and St. Francis de Sales School.Anchor President Shares Convention ExperienceBy Samantha V. Evans Eden McIntosh, President Elect of St. Francis de Sales Anchor Club, gave a report of their Club’s experience at the first Anchor Club Convention. The event was held in Nassau on February 25th. The group was accompanied by chaperones Mr. Simon, Mrs. Major, Mrs. Rosalie Stubbs and Mrs. Cindy Charles. While in Nassau, they socialized with Anchors from others schools. They were educated on the importance of conflict resolution and abstaining from gang activities Two students from Abaco Central High School attended a Junior Achivement Conference in Nassau. They are shown here with Mr Lionel Elliott, the Executive Director of JA. They are Ashton Brown, left, and Henry Mareau. Mr. Elliott expects to train advisors so a JA group can be organized on Abaco by next fall. Please see Youth Page 23

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 B GOLF & OCEAN CLUB Baker’s Bay Ocean and Golf Club invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Land Surveyor Party ChiefVACANCYThe position requires that the candidate reside in the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. JOB SUMMARY: The Land Surveyor Party Chief is required to establish field survey control points, perform boundary staking, miscellaneous topographic surveys, generate topographic contour maps, miscellaneous construction staking, and field verifications and certifications of Contractors’ works. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of 10 years experience as a Survey Party Chief. Some office experience helpful for field support (i.e. AutoCADD, LDD) Construction staking, Boundary Survey and Control experience. Geodimeter/Trimble/GPS experience. Minimum of 5 years prior experience at a lead or supervisory level. SKILLS: Knowledge of surveying principles and practices, construction practices, and CAD/Survey Software programs, including spread sheets and word processing. Principles of statistics and mathematics as applied to surveying and mapping tasks. EDUCATION: High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED). Successful completion of 20 course units of land surveying courses at an accredited college or certified Land Surveying training. SALARY is negotiable. Forward completed applications by Friday, March 24th, 2006, to: Doug Shipman VP-Project Development Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club P.O. Box AB-20766 Front Street, Marsh Harbour, ABACO Tel: 1-242-367-0612 Email: dshipman@discoverylandco.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 !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 By Carolyn Wilson “Have you seen that tool I used in the cockpit?” barked “Captain Vague.” He had been up since 6 a.m. climbing all over the boat, opening and closing one cabinet after another in search of one of his precious tools. Visions of a variety of tools passed through my mind as my body, in a useless protest, grasped the bed covers for a few more minutes of needed sleep. Our daughters had affectionately come up with the name, and it was never more appropriate. “What tool? What is it used for?” And more importantly, “Where did you put it?” He finally found the tool, but today’s scenario had become almost a weekly occurrence. Gypsy Common our Island Packet 38, has plentiful storage, and before our departure each compartment had an assigned purpose. Bulk food stores were placed below the starboard settee. Paper products went in an area on the port side behind the most forward settee back. The Captain’s tools were on the port side with his spares in an out-of-the-way compartment. Everything had its place and everything was in its place when we left for Abaco. All the best made plans came to an endCaptain Vague and His Boat Projectswhen the fresh water pump quit pumping. The captain was certain he had the replacement parts, and it would only take a few minutes to repair. I knew from previous experiences that the only thing for certain is that it would take most of the day, and it would be a major ordeal. Our new settee cushions and the underlying compartment access lids were moved to the forward berth. Then he removed the two vacuum cleaners, trash bags, two oscillating fans, some paper towels and a small heater from the compartment in order to have better access to the water pump. “There’s water down here! Get me something!” I handed him a paper towel but soon learned it should have been a sponge, or better yet, a hand pump. “Get that green turkey thing,” he barked. “It’s in the orange box!” My mind is racing, what has a turkey got to do with the water pump and which of the three orange boxes – the one marked Electrical, Drill Bits or Misc. Parts. He managed to get the water cleaned up, but now the cabin sole was strewn with three opened orange boxes, a cordless grill, a rechargeable flashlight and two fishing tackle boxes full of electrical fittings and stainless steel bolts and screws. Parts were everywhere and the sponge, a multitude of soaking paper towels and a dripping turkey baster were now in the galley sink. On bent knees the Captain examined the pump and soon determined it had to be rebuilt. He climbed over the boxes stacked along the cabin sole looking for his tool bag, grabbed a screw driver and removed the pump. I had given up on the galley counters a long time ago, and with the assurance that towels be used to protect the counters, they had become the workshop. “Honey, get me that blue box, would you?” I removed two other cushions on the port side and added them to the stack on our bed. “Which one – there are three?” To save time I pulled them all out and added them to the stack of boxes on the floor. “Here’s one marked Spares,” I responded, just as one of the boxes on the floor tipped over emptying its contents. At that point I had had enough and the frustrated “engineering department” decided to work alone. You couldn’t walk on the floor. Boxes and tools were everywhere. With no room to sit down below, I grabbed my paper back, Angels and Demons and headed for the safety of the cockpit to join Maggie, our six-year-old border collie, who had long ago decided that down below was no place to be. “Speedy the Plumber” continued on for an hour or more.

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Page 20 B The Abaconian March 15, 2006 Horizontal storage tanks Cone bottom Pick-up truck tanksLow profile tanks Vertical tanks POLYETHYLENE TANKS Also: pumps, bladders, softeners, RO systems, desalinators, DI systems, filters, etc. .• Resilient Won’t crack UV stabilized Better than F G No bad smell No bad taste Inexpensive Ships easily Many sizes Many Shapes Lots in stock Bulkhead fittings installed Distributors wantedADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INC. Indian Harbour Beach, FL Ph: 321-777-4909 • Fax 321-773-8338 E-mail: info@advancedwater.com For prices call or E-mail NOW You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper AB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO CO CO CO COThe Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department acquired another fire engine. It was donated by the Sloop Point Volunteer Fire Department in Sloop Point, North Carolina, to the Hope Town Fire and Rescue but was too big to be on Elbow Cay’s roads. Those firemen gave the truck to Marsh Harbour. The donation was arranged by Betty and Charlie Schoonmaker, second home owners on Elbow Cay who are part of the fire department in Sloop Point, a volunteer service similar to the fire departments on Abaco. The truck is a 1973 gas-powered Ford truck with a 750 gallon tank. This brings the total number of engines in Marsh Harbour to five.Marsh Harbour Acquires a New Fire Engine Mr. Dwight Bradley King, Acting Deputy Building Control Officer from Nassau, held a meeting in Marsh Harbour on February 21 to discuss the handling, storage and safety issues related to liquid propane (LP) gas. Attending were persons in the business from Hope Town, Man-O-War, Green Turtle Cay, Marsh Harbour and other towns who store, distribute, install and otherwise deal with LP gas. Issues related to legal requirements, insurance and certificates of competency were discussed. Problems were brought out specific to the archipeligic nature of Abaco, that it is not realistic to requre dealers to handle every installation. However, safety issues were stressed with those present. Questions were raised about cylinders less than 100 pounds as used on boats, barbecue grills, and the like. It turned out that cylinders less than 100 pounds can be transported and installed by persons not licensed although the same hazards and safely issues are present. Shown above is Mr. King with the Ministry of Works chairing the meeting.Meeting with LP Dealers Discussed Safety Issues

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March 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 BRepresenting the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAILCorner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 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 PROPERTYBAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Guana Cay 2 bed apt. $1200/ mo, no pets. Also new vacation rental $900/ wk. Call for details. 904-982-2762 wardslanding 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 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 Man-O-War house for sale. For details call 367-4539 Scotland Cay deep waterfront lot, good elevation, outstanding Sea of Abaco views. Overlooks entrance to the Hurricane Hole private marina. 84’ of protected deep water dockage w/ electric and a second 60’ x 22’ boat slip. $595,000 net. Ocean view lot w/ excellent unobstructed panoramic ocean views. Good elevation. $295,000 net. Both properties are located on Scotland Cay, a pvt. island w/ airstrip, ferry svc, beautiful beaches, lagoon, marinas and upscale homes. 850-519-1990 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 Marsh Harbour, commercial shop/ office spaces available in Royal Harbour Village shops. Great location, high traffic area. Please call for details. 242-367-3262 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 SALEFlorida – Palm Coast. Brand new intracoastal 2bd/2ba condo. Full service marina, tennis, shopping and waterfront dining. Also avail. direct intracoastal lot ready to build your new waterfront home. Membership to Yacht Club & Beach Club incl. Call the Selby Group 866439-3159 or selbygroup@bellsouth.net. 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.The Marsh Harbour Marina Yacht Club and Bristol Cellars hosted a wine tasting February 6 for club members. There was a wonderful array of white and red wines for everyone’s palate. A raffle was held for items made by the students of Every Child Counts, and all monies received were donated back to the ECC school. Others made generous donation also. MHMYC would like to thank its members for their generous donations. Shown above are Marvin Dean, Chef, and Jason Davis, Dock Master, at the Marsh Harbour Marina.Yacht Club Donates to ECC Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe to The Abaconian Today Want to drive a fire engine? Now is your chance!Dedicated volunteers are wanted by the The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire DepartmentVisit the firemen at one of their Saturday afternoon trainng sessions in the yard A block east of Memorial Plaza look for the fire engines Special sessions for Mud and Pigeon Peas volunteers March 17 & 24, 6 to 8 pm at the Resource Center

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Page 22 B The Abaconian March 15, 2006 Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 • Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 • Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical SouvenirsSouvenirs • Cuban Cigars • Casual Clothing T-Shirts • Venus Swimwear • Jewelry Children’s Clothing and lots more ...Located in Simmon’s Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat • 9 5 • Phone: (242) 367-4822 B’s Sunrise 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 ________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantSpecializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207Financial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Well Drilling ServicesServicing All of AbacoAndrew MajorMarsh Harbour Abaco, BahamasTel: 551-7375 DRA NAGE SOLUTIONS Sick Copier?Call the Copier DoctorWe make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 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 Send The Magnificent Seven“The Finest in Country Music”Appearing in Concert Abaco Beach Resort April 8 • 6:30 p.m. Buffet and Concert • $45 Jib Room and MHMYC’sArts and Craft Show & Jumble SaleApril 1st • 10 a.m. 2 p.m. To benefit the Marsh Harbour Fire DepartmentCome and check out the great finds of AbacoYou don’t want to miss it!If interested in a table, call 367-3875

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March 15, 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 Explore the Golden R Golden R Golden R Golden R Golden R eef eef eef eef eef and find a delightful array of resort-wear fashions, Abaco Gold jewellery and other fine gold jewellery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 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 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 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. Abaco Outboards Parts manager needed, 35 years experience. Fax resume to 367-2354. Do NOT apply in person Wanted Cashier with experience in hair and beauty supply products, nail technician, hair stylist. Call 367-2386 Westerbeke Marine Generator 4.5 Kil at 60 HZ, includes sound proof cover, 1400 hours. Call 365-6444 COMMERCIAL SERVICES EQUIPMENT FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 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 $2000. 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 02 GMC Envoy SLE with only 50,708 miles, black, as is. $22,000. Please only serious inquires. Call 5-9 or send text to 375-9003 or call 367-2295 from 9 4:30 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 35’ Chris Craft, DUTY PAID A/C 6.5 Onan generator. Located at Marsh Harbour Marina. Great live aboard or island boat. Port engine runs fine. Starboard engine needs work $20,000 Call 367-0572 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. Fully equipped. For further info call 366-0430 40’ container, good condition. $6000 OBO Call 365-8539 Retail fixtures and track head lighting systems For more info call 367-3596 BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALEInflatable dinghy, Zodiak 4 man, inflatable floor, oars and air pump, in Treasure Cay. $250 Call 365-8679 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 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 YouthFrom Page 18 and sex. They participated in an open talent show and were taught some basic waltz dance steps. Prizes and trophies were won by the Anchors from Forest Heights Academy and Abaco Central High in the areas of the Anchor Year Book, Anchor Spirit, and the Health and Safety Award. On Sunday they attended church with their chaperones. Later, they visited the Children’s Ward at Princess Margaret Hospital where they distributed a teddy bear and a book to each child. While visiting the Ward, they realized how truly blessed they are to be completely healthy and how much they should appreciate their lives. Mr. McIntosh thanks all of the chaperones for a job well done. Sixteen Anchors made the trip to Nassau for the Convention.Work Is Progressing on Sanitary Landfil l No official statements have been made about the sanitary landfill that will replace dumps in most towns on Abaco. But many cubic yards of rock have been moved in preparation and the road has been paved to the site inland from Snake Cay. Thomas Lester Bethel was recognized for volunteering to assist with many projects of Friends of the Environment. Cha Boyce is presenting him with a plaque with a bronze sculpture at the recent Reef Ball.Volunteer Is Honored VEHICLES FOR SALE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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Page 24 B The Abaconian March 15, 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