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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 9, MAY 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 Island Roots Entertains for Two DaysGenealogy, History, Skits, Games and Bands Were All FeaturedMarsh H. Airport Work Will Begin in Early JuneWork on the Marsh Harbour International Airport will begin the first week of June, according to the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation. Phase one of the project will consist of lengthening and resurfacing the airport runway and constructing a new parallel taxiway and is expected to cost $3.5 million. The work will revitalize the Marsh Harbour airport into a modern, fully functional facility that will meet all international civil aviation standards. The timing of the construction was arranged in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism and other stakeholders so as to minimize the disruption of the traveling public and the Abaco economy, according to the statement by Mrs. Hanna Martin. The project is expected to be completed by the end of November 2006. Phase two of the project is scheduled to begin in August 2006 with work on the construction of a new $4.5 million terminal.Two Ministers VisitMethodists Honour Lay Preachers The third annual Island Roots Heritage Festival was held on Green Turtle Cay on May 5-7. The event featured the Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band and the Royal Bahamas Police Pop Band as well as the Green Turtle Cay Marching Band which has recently been formed. In addition to music, the festival-goers were treated to booths featuring genealogy and conch farming, a conch tra in, the Key West, Florida, flagship, the S/V Wolf, and lots of competitions and games. St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town was the scene of a recognition service on April 30 honouring seven lay preachers who have served their churches from 22 to 47 years, holding services and taking on the duties of a minister for three Methodist churches on Abaco. Shown above are Mr. Craig Cornish; Mr. Vincent Higgs; Mr. Vernon Malone; Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart, Vice President of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church; Mrs. Veola Newbold; Mr. Delgarno Newbold; Mr. Patrick Bethel; Mr. Sidney Pinder receiving the plaque for his father, Mr. Whitney Pinder; and Ms. Carla Culmer, Ministerial Moderator for the Eastern Methodist Abaco Region. Three of the honourees were from Dundas Town, three from Cherokee Sound and one from Hope Town. Please see story on page 6. The Hon. Alison Maynard Gibson, Attorney General, and the Hon. Shane Gibson, Minister of Immigration, Labour and Training, spoke about the illegal immigrant problem while they were on Abaco on April 28. Please see story on page 18 By Mirella Santillo For the third consecutive year New Plymouth was the stage of the Island Roots Heritage Festival. This popular celebration meant to reinforce the ties between Key West and New Plymouth, as well as being a cultural event, always brings numerous visitors to the cay from all over Abaco as well as from The United States. And it was no different this year. By late morning on May 5th the festival grounds were filling up with people while vendors from as far as Nassau were unpacking their wares, such as Ms. Clarice Lloyd, who has two sisters living on Green Turtle Cay. She was selling straw hats and bags. It was a hot day and soon her stand was heavily frequented. By late afternoon, nearly everyone on the grounds was wearing a cowboy hat made of straw! A little further, Mr. Franklin Jollys artistic display of conch carvings also attracted a crowd and by the end of the festival his table was nearly empty. Further again, Mrs. Alice Albury had a colorful table of lucky bamboo plants, engraved glass and ceramics. As the park filled with people, the attractions started. By noon the flagship of the Conch Republic, the S/V Wolf was pulling Please see Island Roots Page 2

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Page 2 The Abaconian May 15, 2006Joint Venture ofMarsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co. NEW EXPANDED SERVICE 2 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 HighwayBroadwayMarti nLutherKing, Jr .Boulevard45thStreetAustralianAvenueAvenue R 1North Congress A v enue EXIT 76 ABACO SHIPPING II Heavy Lift Services Gulfstream Line EXIT 74 West 13th Street 2006 D.A. Lee Riviera Beach Port of Palm BeachLakeWorth 95 95 PeanutIsland ABACOSHIPPING ABACOSHIPPING 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-PORT FACILITY 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404When Shipping to Abaco Remember ABACO SHIPPING M/V TRITON EXPRESS M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL in to the public dock with her crew of four, an impressive sight domineering the shoreline with her height. Patterned after the blockade runners of the nineteen century, the vessel was built in the 1980s by Willis Ray and Finbar Gittelman, her Captain and the Vice Admiral and Second Sea Lord of the Conch Republic. The ship left Key West late Monday evening to arrive in The Bahamas on Thursday night. She came over from Key West especially for the festival. Daily sailing on the Sea of Abaco was scheduled during her visit to Green Turtle Cay. By early afternoon it was time for the Tiny Turtles, led by their teacher, Mrs. Annabelle Cross, to sing and perform and what a great show they put on! After them, Dynamite Daisy drew a captive audience with her comedy skit. For a good half an hour, she had everybody doubled up with laughter. While some Man-O-War and Green Turtle Cay school children entered a tug of war competition and others played at the game stands, parents visited the Genealogy Booth, discovering the origin of their names or helping identify people on old photographs displayed outside the booth. There to assist were Dr. Gail Saunders, Director General of Heritage for The Bahamas; Mrs. Joy Lowe Jossi, an expert on genealogy and a descendant of a New Plymouth family; and Mr. Philip Roberts. Information on popular names such as Curry, Saunders, Lowe, Roberts, Sands or Sawyer was available. Various musicians and singers, Garnell Stuart and Friends, Brian Petty, Kevin McIntoshs Island Spice and the Green Turtle Cay Marching Band kept the crowd entertained until the opening ceremony. Bahamian and Key West officials took the stage set against an incredible sunset. As usual, the Secretary General of the Conch Republic, Mr. Peter Anderson, blew the conch horn and invited the Bahamians to Key West next April for the anniversary of the Conch Republic. Administrator for North Abaco, Mr. Donald Cash, introduced Mr. John Carey, MP, representing the Ministry of Tourism. Member of Parliament for North Abaco, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham was present and complimented the Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee and Green Turtle Cay for their achievement in organizing the event. Please see Island Roots Page 4 Island RootsFrom Page 1Island Roots Festival Showcases Abaco CultureGames and competitions for adults as well as children entertained the people attending the Festival held on Green Turtle Cay on May 5-7. Shown are children sailing boats made of coconut husks with sea grape leaves used for sails. The sailors enjoyed being in the water while light breezes carried their boats toward the finish line. A conch salad eating competition proved to be popular with those attending the Island Roots Festival. While the ladies ate their salads in a normal tidy manner, the winner, Willis Lavarity, shown slurping his salad down rapidly, easily winning the competition. Junior Roberts is showing a coconut husk boat with its sea grape leaf for a sail. Other competitions included conch cracking, tugof-war and hoola-hoop endurance. Children also enjoyed stilts, hoop-la and other games.

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 HOPE TOWN ELBOW CAY MARSH HARBOUR TREASURE CAY HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY ELBOW ROOM #2989 Turnkey home with 3 master suites. 100 linear feet on the ocean and deeded dock slip in Marnies Landing. Expansive outdoor living area with swimming pool. Great rental history. $1,875,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 TREASURE CAY MY ISLAND RETREAT #3073 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. Stan Sawyer 242. 477.5821 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY WINDOVER #2638 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. Jane Patterson 242.366.0569 BAHAMA PALM SHORES TRANQUIL BREEZES 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 & air-conditioned bedrooms. $1,050,000. #2853. Laurie Schreiner: 242.366.3143 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY. BIG POINT Beachfront property with 90 feet on the Atlantic Ocean. Price Reduced US$595,000. #2969 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163. LOT 33 North End of Elbow Cay. .3642 acres. Ocean & bay sides beach nearby. US$270,000. # 3261 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569. NORTH END OF HOPE TOWN 109 ft. on the Sea of Abaco, 39,190 sq.ft. $750,000. # 3126 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569. WHITE SOUND Elevated oceanfront lot with 100 ft on the water x 300 feet deep. $600,000 #3207 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163.Two ocean front lots just south of Abaco Inn. Total 120ft. on the ocean. Total 29,000 sq.ft. $ 960,000 for both. #3312 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $85,000. #1836. Spectacular Sunrise! 100x190. $248,000. #3120. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 MARSH HARBOUR. COMMERCIAL Located in town near the Government Dock,6,525 sq. ft. lot. $75,000. #2513. PELICAN SHORES Waterfront lot, 8,000 sq. ft., beautiful sea views. $581,000. #2719 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $47,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 GUANA CAY Sea of Abaco Lotapproximately 1 mile west of the settlement. 6,560 sq.ft $250,000.00 #3206 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 LUBBERS QUARTERS. WATERFRONT LOTS from $300,000.. INTERIOR LOTS from $52,500.. AOC GREAT BUILDING SITES One lot off the Sea of Abaco.. LOT 82 AOC $118,000 LOT 83 AOC $106,000 #2857. LARGE LOT with dock #1589 Price reduced to $105,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY GAZEBO VILLAS #2509 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. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY HILL TOP #2855 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. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY SWEETINGS LANDING #2911 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. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY BORN AGAIN #2893 Spectacular island style 3 Bed 3 Bath home on the Sea of Abaco. 2,076 sq. ft. with 700 sq. ft. of deck with furnishings. Breathtaking waterfront views and sunsets. $1,175,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY SLEEPY HALLOW #3251 2 Bed, 2 Bath turn-key home with wrap-around deck & cool breezes from every direction. Dock with room for a run-about just 3 minutes walk away. Generator, golf cart, & garage on lower level. US $740,000 Jane Patterson 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY WHITE SOUND #2886 1/2 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. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 LUBBERS QUARTERS FLIP FLOPS #1851 Private beach bungalow that can sleep 4 on 1.19 acres. A/C, and many new upgrades. Lush tropical foilage and beautiful sunset view. $499,900. Laurie Schreiner 242.366.3143 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY RUDYS PLACE RESTAURANT 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 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY AUNT PATS BAY LOT 7 #3317 Fabulous 1/3 acre building site with excellent elevation, unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean & Sea of Abaco. Deeded use of a dock with deep water in protected White Sound Harbour. $590,000. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 MARSH HARBOUR HARBOUR HOUSE #2818 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. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163ABACO AGENTS Marsh Harbour Office: t 242.367.5046 SIRbahamas.com MARSH HARBOUR VILLA ESPANOLA #3248 Tropical 4 Bed, 3 Bath island home with Mediterranean flare. Extreme privacy, yet close to town. Spacious kitchen & formal dining room. Pool & verandah for outdoor entertaining. $1,200,000. Laurie Schreiner 242.367.5046 51506 TILLOO CAY TILLOO DREAM #2723 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. Laurie Schreiner 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY HOPE TOWN POINT #2279 Sandy ocean front lot with 120 feet of water frontage in a small cove. Swimming and snorkeling all year round. An excellent property for investment or to build your dream home. $675,000 Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 TILLOO CAY HUNKALOO 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 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY SIROCCO This 4 Bed, 3 Bath home overlooks the bluegreen Sea of Abaco to the east and beautiful gardens. Central A/C, tile throughout with cypress tongue & groove. US$1,850,000. #3125 Jane Patterson:242.366.0035 PRICE REDUCED NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING

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Page 4 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 Come & see our extensive line of Wide Selections! New Arrivals!15%offthru MayHand Tools Bath Linens & Towels lSheet Sets and much much more EXTENSIVE LINE OF HOUSEWARES You are an important community in our country. You are the home of many examples of good race relationships, he also commented. The ceremony was followed by a May Pole demonstration and a Loyalist fashion showcomical skit that drew a good round of applause. The Gully Roosters and the Brilanders ended the evening. The highlights of Saturday included the Royal Bahamas Marching Police Band, another performance by the Green Turtle Cay Marching Band and a Junkanoo parade. All through the weekend, children were kept busy with various games, egg and spoon race, thread and needle, hoolahoop contest or conch train rides. Conch is an integral part of the BahaIsland RootsFrom Page 2 mian diet, and it was the theme for the event. So one expected to find it prepared in many ways: conch salad, conch fritters, conch n rice, cracked conch, conch tingum. They were all deliciously prepared at the stands of Monica Williams, Elouise Cooper, Karen Curry and Ruth Jones. While people were devouring the succulent mollusk, marine biologist, Dr. Megan DavisHodgkins, was making a presentation on Strombus Gigas, the Queen Conch. Since The Bahamas is one of the worlds five largest exporters of conch, it is only fitting that we learn about this important item in our economy. I always wondered how there could still be so many conchs around after centuries of being consumed as a daily staple! My question was answered on Saturday by Dr. Davis during her presentation at the Captain Roland Roberts Environmental Center: the conch produces an egg mass containing approximately 300,000 eggs up to five times a year! Once released from the egg mass, the tiny veligers float on the surface of the sea, feeding on plankton until they are ready to drop to the sandy bottom where theyll graze on algae. The role of the conch is important in keeping the reef healthy: an over growth of algae would destroy it. In spite of producing such a large number of eggs, the conch still facesHistorical Photos and Genealogy Were FeaturedA new feature this year at the Festival was the Conch Train. A golf cart pulled a wagon through town, giving children a thrill. It was gaily decorated with colorful fabric. The rides were primarily for the youth. Beautiful Braids by Kimmy was busy with hair braiding. Kimmy Rolle showed her talent while maintaining the hair braiding tradition. A Junkanoo rush was part of the entertainment on the second day of the Island Roots Heritage Festival. The Green Turtle Junkanoo group is Abacos oldest group who performs annually on New Years Day on Green Turtle Cay. Please see Island Roots Page 25

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Page 6 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 Located at waterfront on Marsh Harbour strip Marsh Harbour, AbacoOpen 11 am until 7 days a weekHappHapp HappHapp Happ y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail yy yy yPhone: (242) 367-2278 By Jennifer Hudson God Still Calls was the theme for the Lay Preachers Recognition Service at St Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town on April 30. The service was held under the auspices of the Eastern Methodist Abaco Region of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. Liturgist for the service was Rev. L. Carla Culmer, Minister of St. Andrews Church and Ministerial Moderator for the Eastern Methodist Abaco Region. The seven honorees for long and devoted service as Lay Preachers were Mr. Whitney Pinder, Mr. Vincent Higgs, Mrs. Veola Newbold, Mr. Vernon Malone, Mr. Craig Cornish, Mr. Delgarno Newbold and Mr. Patrick Bethel. Mr Whitney Pinder of Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee Sound, the longest serving Methodist Lay Preacher, has served for 47 years. Owing to ill-health, his plaque was accepted by his son, Sydney. Mr. Vincent Higgs, also of Epworth Methodist Chapel, is the second longest serving Lay Preacher, having served for 45 years. He received a call to preach in 1955 while attending a youth camp with Trinity Methodist Church in Eleuthera and since his Recognition Service in 1961 he has served mostly as a lay preacher in the Nassau region but has since preached on Abaco, Harbour Island and Spanish Wells. Mr. Vernon Malone of the St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town actually had two stints of taking the Lay Preachers examination. The first time was in 1977/ 78, when, unfortunately, after he had taken the exams and they were sent into Nassau, they were lost at headquarters. A Lay Preachers recognition service was held for him in 1978, but Mr. Malone had to sit the exams a second time in the late 1980s when he was successful in passing. His official accreditation service then took place in 1996. Mr. Malone has served as a Methodist Lay Preacher for 35 years, In addition to preaching in all of the Methodist Churches on the island of Abaco and many in Nassau and Eleuthera, he has preached in St Petersburg, Florida, and at the Kirk of the Pines, Marsh Harbour. Mr. Delgarno Newbold of St Andrews Methodist Church has served as a Methodist Lay Preacher for 28 years and has preached in every Methodist Church in the Eastern Methodist Abaco Region and on Green Turtle Cay. His wife, Mrs. Veola Newbold, has also been a Lay Preacher for about 29 years and has preached in all the ChurchFrom Page 1 Church NewsMethodist Churches on Abaco. Veola and Delgarno are the parents of 12 children, six girls and six boys. Mrs. Newbold says, Many years ago I realised that living a moral life was not enough, I needed Gods help in the rearing of my children. Mr. Craig Cornish, also a member of St Andrews Methodist Church, began preaching in 1983 for Youth Services and was added to the preaching plan as a Lay Preacher in 1984. He has served as Lay Preacher in both Abaco and Grand Bahama for over 22 years. Mr. Patrick Bethel is a member of Epworth Methodist Chapel, but it was in the formation stages of the Aldersgate Methodist Church in Marsh Harbour that, while attending services at the homes of various members, Mr. Bethel became aware of the Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour AirportAirport AirportAirport Airport Please see Church Page 7 Several members of the Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church in Marsh Harbour dressed in costume to portray Biblical characters who are mentioned in the Scriptures at the time of Jesus crucifixion and resurrection. Rev. David Stapleton, left, the Kirks minister, has returned to retirement in England. Following the service to recognize seven Lay Preachers serving three of the Methodist churches on Abaco, the ladies served several hundred with a delicious hot dinner. Ladies from all three Methodist churches provided the food.

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 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 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 RR RR R eses eses es tt tt t auraur auraur aur antant antant 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 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 need for Lay Preachers. It was after he thought about serving his home church, Epworth Methodist Chapel, that he accepted his call to become Lay Preacher. His first service was held at Epworth in 1985 and he became a fully accredited Lay Preacher in 1986. During his 22 years as a Lay Preacher, Mr. Bethel has preached in all of the Methodist Churches on Abaco as well as the Methodist Churches of Bimini, Inagua, Harbour Island and Spanish Wells. He has also preached at the Kirk of the Pines in Marsh Harbour and at the Community Church in Treasure Cay. When presenting the seven Lay Preachers with their plaques, Rev. Culmer reminded them, Just because you are receiving a plaque, it does not mean that you are retired; it is just a spur to go on. Present from Nassau to preach the sermon for this special occasion was Rev. Dr Laverne Lockhart, Vice President of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. Before the closing hymn, each of the honorees went forward to give their response, thanking their congregations for their support over the years and thanking the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church for allowing them to minister in this way which they considered an honour.Kirk of the Pines Holds Special ServiceBy Jennifer Hudson Sunday, April 25, was a day of song and reflection at the Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church in Marsh Harbour. A special service was held for Low Sunday, the Sunday after Easter, when several members of the congregation dressed in costume to play More Church Newsthe part of certain Biblical characters to portray the feelings of these characters regarding the crucifixion of their Lord. Characters represented were Mary Magdalene, Peter, John, Mary Mother of Jesus, the woman of Samaria, and the centurion. There was a pensive atmosphere in the darkened room which was lit only by the storytellers candle during this moving service. Six items of song, presented by the choir, were interspersed throughout the program. The following Sunday, the church congregation was sad to say farewell to Rev. David Stapleton during another special serChurchFrom Page 6 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 vice. He has served the Kirk of the Pines as spiritual leader for the past nine years but will now be returning to the beautiful countryside of Norfolk, England, due to family commitments and to take up retirement that he postponed to come and serve the Kirk of the Pines. Cancer Society Thrift ShopOpen Third Saturday 9 a.m. -12 Noon

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Page 8 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 Dave RalphLetters to the EditorThe Editor Says . Random ObservationsThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Graphic Artist: Kelli-Ann Sands Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos 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 Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Haitian Problem?Dear Sir, Yesterday the police arrested a large number of illegal construction workers. Yet, I never hear about any attempt to arrest the employers who are giving the work to these illegal workers since they are also breaking the law. After all, the Bahamian businessman is the one that creates the job so thatAirport ImprovementsEveryone in central Abaco is delighted that government is finally going to improve the airport that has been woefully inadequate for years. Abaco people have been vocal in bringing out its shortcomings. Tourism staff have pressured to have it upgraded and expanded. So we are relieved that changes will soon be underway. As the countrys second busiest airport in terms of aircraft activity, it deserves attention. Its robust record in aircraft landings and take-offs is due to the attractive tourism product Abaco has cultivated. A recent press release from the office of the Ministry of Transport and Aviation states that construction on the improvements to the Marsh Harbour airport will begin the first week of June. It stated that this date was arranged in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism and other stakeholders so as to minimize the disruption to the traveling public and the Abaco economy. We are not sure how to interpret this as June, July and early August constitute our heaviest sustained tourism period. Our substantial summer tourism traffic has been the envy of many of the other Bahamian Family Islands which traditionally have a slow summer. The new taxiway and the 1000-foot extension are two items on the upgrade schedule that can be undertaken and not upset arrivals and departures. We believe that re-paving the runway with hot mix will require the runway to be closed. This process has not been explained to us, and there may be ways of applying this surface which will allow the runway to remain open during the process. Information has been very sketchy, but time will eventually tell us the story. Perhaps the taxiway and extension will keep the contractor busy until September when traffic is noticeably less. Shutting the runway down in September would be awkward but less disruptive than a summer closure. Some of our air carriers either skip days or schedule less daily flights in September and October due to the reduced demand. For the past year there has been no mention of a control tower which was a prominent feature of earlier presentations. The last reference we can recall indicated a portable control facility would be utilized, probably a ground level trailer-type facility that could be quickly put in place. It is not clear whether a control facility is being considered. A final sentence in the press release stated that work on the new $4.5 million terminal would begin this August. We are not sure if this is a wholly new building or expansion to the present building. Previous statements alluded to expanding the present building. Preliminary survey work is to begin any day now which we believe will lay out the taxiway. Recent airport stories in The Abaconian have brought more questions and comments from the public than any other topic we have presented in the past 13 years of publication.Pollution ExpenseIn the middle of a recent presentation on revenue collection by the Secretary of the Treasury, we were surprised to hear Mr. Ehurd Cunningham, make a plea for less pollution by the greater Bahamian society. We are unaware of his personal views on the environment, but his comment related to the large expense that ultimately falls on government to effect clean-up programs. His message in this respect was that a cleaner country would leave more funds to allocate to larger issues instead of the expense of cleaning up after messy people or from industrial accidents.Sanitary LandfillWork on the new garbage landfill site between Snake Cay and Spring City has come to a virtual standstill. The contractor is remaining quiet only saying that we will be told in due time what the schedule is for this facility. A year ago it was suggested that it would be in operation by the end of 2005. Massive amounts of rock have been moved in the cutting and leveling of hills at the site. Several cells or huge pits are to be constructed and given an impervious lining to prevent seepage into the water table. This sanitary land fill is badly needed as the dump site for central Abaco on the S.C. Bootle Highway near the BEC generating plant is overloaded and under-managed. The quantity of material deposited there has grown exponentially in the last couple of years. Besides accepting an increased amount of debris from the growing central Abaco area, it now must contend with trash from Winding Bay, Guana Cay, Man-OWar Cay and Elbow Cay. It was said that the new site will accept all the garbage and trash on Abaco proper from Sandy Point to Crown Haven. The logistics for this massive endeavor were not given.Central Pines Phase IIWithout fanfare, roads are being pushed in the eastern section of Central Pines Estates. This should make several hundred more house lots available in the affordable medium price range. Lots in the sold-out Phase I section went originally for approximately $14,000 depending on the size of the lot. Vacant Crown Land is available in central Abaco. Government must begin the process of opening up a low cost sub-division which is often talked about. A deadline has been given for removal of houses constructed in the Mud and Pigeon Peas since the fire in November 2005. Making low cost lots available would give some relief to those qualified and at the entry level of our economy. When this jet landed at the Marsh Harbour International Airport recently, its one tire blew out. This could have been as a result of potholes and the uneven surface of the airstrip. The airstrip is very dangerous for planes coming in at fast speeds. Pilots will be relieved to have the airstrip resurfaced. these people will risk breaking the law. If there was just one raid with some arrests and jail time for our Bahamian businessmen, the problem of illegal workers would cease overnight. Then our economy would come to a screeching halt as there would be no labour pool. The truth is we need these workers, and they are totally tied into our economy. The police should stop wasting the taxpayers money through arresting, jailing and deporting these people who will be immediately replaced by more illegals willing to risk hardships for the jobs that are being offered by our Bahamian businessmen. We dont have a Haitian Problem, we have a Bahamian Problem. A Bahamian By Samantha V. Evans Many parents give their children the key to a vehicle so that they can drive themselves to school and to just get around. However, teenagers are notorious for having accidents. Mrs. Belinda McIntosh from the Road Traffic Office in Marsh Harbour stated that statistics show that the majority of the accidents take place between the ages of 17-25. Just last month a teenager driving to school ran up behind one of the schools teachers, damaging her car and injuring her neck. To add to this, the car was not insured. It is now mandatory in The Bahamas for all drivers to wear seat belts. Obeying the speed limits in the area where you live is also the law. Motorists can be fined for breaking the speed limit laws. As a parent, you are responsible for your child, the car keys and the use of the car. Teens are at risk because they do not have the experience and judgment and drive faster which creates a dangerous situation. They also take the risks that older persons do not take. This can be due to peer pressure and distractions from passengers. Even worse, they may be under the influence of drugs such as alcohol. Road Traffic laws state that teenagers must by 17 to drive in The Bahamas. Learners permits can be obtained from the Road Traffic Office in Marsh Harbour or Coopers Town. Permits are good for six months. New drivers can purchase a driving handbook from the Road Traffic Office for $5. In it are answers to all of the questions you may have. Parents can reduce teenage risk by the following: Establishing specific ages at which their child can drive as a learner or drive unaccompanied Limiting the use of a car to certain times and having a curfew for car use Requiring use of seat belts for all occupants Limiting the number of passengers Banning the use of tobacco, drugs and alcohol Adult friends must also be responsible for teenage friends by not allowing them to drive their vehicles unless they will be operating it within the perimeters of the law.VV VV V iewpointiewpoint iewpointiewpoint iewpointThe Teenage Driver on Abaco Check out The Abaconian online atwww.abaconian.com

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 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 By Jennifer Hudson A celebration of Earth Day 2006, sponsored by Friends of the Environment, John Bull and the Ministry of Tourism, was held at New Vision Ministries on April 28 under the theme Protecting Our Childrens Health and Our Future Earth Day was observed as part of Coastal Awareness month when people were reminded, To preserve our natural resources, and admonished, If not now, when? If not us, who? Several booths were set up displaying the results of environmental studies that had been carried out by various schools. Amy Roberts Primary School took as their theme The Importance of Coastal Awareness in The Bahamas and included an interesting model in an aquarium showing levels from low water mark up to the sand dunes and displaying root systems and beach plants, even trash. Man-O-War Primary School students had obviously worked very hard on their very neat presentation. Grade 3 students portrayed The Importance of Mangroves to Bird Life in the Coastal Areas of The Bahamas Grades 4 and 5 portrayed The Importance of Mangroves to Aquatic Life in the Coastal Areas of The Bahamas The students went on three field trips to acquire their knowledge in addition to other research. In the high school division Forest Heights Academy Grade 8 students presented an excellent exhibit entitled Coral Reefs and Mangroves Protect our Shores This included some excellent models of coral reefs, mangrove forest, rocky shores and sandy beaches. Grade 11 had studied and presented on the Xanthoid Crab (Panopeus Herbstii). Students of Abaco Central High school made a study of marine turtles. Friends of the Environment manned a display entitled What am I? in which people were invited to identify various leaves and roots such as red and black mangrove leaves, white mangrove roots and buttonwood leaves. They also showed the movie Hanging in the Balance Judging of the students work took place and schools were presented with awards as follows: Primary: First Place Man-O-War School Second Place Amy Roberts Primary School Junior High: Forest Heights Academy, Grade 8. Senior High: First Place Forest Heights Academy, Grade 11 Second Place Abaco Central High School Follow the viewing of the exhibits, students and teachers gathered in the auditorium to listen to guest speaker, Dr. Craig Layman, who holds a PhD and is an Environmental Fellow in the Environmental Department of Yale University. Mr. Layman, whose subject was the Cross Harbour Creek Restoration Project, began by encouraging the students to get involved in these types of projects because it is the way to carve out a career in science. That is the way he got his start. In the past roads were built across the wetlands system, blocking natural water flow thus allowing too much silt buildup and causing the growth of too many mangroves. There is then no way for fish and other animals to pass through the creek. A group of approximately 200 Abaconians have been working with Mr. Layman to open up the wetlands at Cross Harbour in the southwest of Abaco to restore the tidal flow, thus making the system more healthy. Mr. Layman has been working along with the Friends of the Environment, which he described as the best organisation he has worked with. Friends of the EnvironmentStudents Display Science Exhibits for Earth Dayplays a very critical role in the preservation of natural resources here, and he encouraged students to work along with them. The Cross Harbour project was carried out in two phases. 1. Breaking up the road and putting in culverts to help the flow. 2. Taking out mangroves that were blocking the tidal flow. There is much more work to be done, said Mr Layman. In order to find out if the changes have been successful there are several steps which are being taken. 1. Fish are tagged with plastic tags. 2. Surveys are carried out on the bottom 3. Telemetry tags are inserted into the stomach cavities of the fish.(this is normal surgery done under anaesthetic and does not hurt or harm the fish). The object of this experiment is to see whether the fish eventually move back out to the ocean. If it can be proved that fish have moved back down, it shows how important the wetland systems are. Receivers are placed all the way down the creek to track the movement of the fish. Mr Layman encouraged an Adopt a fish, Adopt a school program whereby donors will donate tags and students will help tag fish which will then become their fish to follow. Scholarship presentations were made by Friends of the Environment and the Rotary Club to two Abaco teachers. Kelly James from the Man-O-War School and Laura Davies from S.C.Boodle were selected to attend the Island School in Eleuthera for one week this summer. Brittany Symonette was awarded a full scholarship to work with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey in Students from several schools on Abaco participated in activities for Earth Day on April 28 at New Vision Ministries. Friends of the Environment organized the event with Dr. Craig Layman as special speaker. Dr. Layman had worked with many of the students on the Cross Harbour project and spoke to them about the work there. Some of the fish were tagged with colored markers with the location and school recorded that tagged the fish. The fish will be traced to see their movement now that the creek has been opened for water to flow throughout the entire creek area. Please see Earth Day Page 26

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NUMBER OF PHOTOS ENTERED.................(maximum of 5)Return with photos to: Calendar Contest, Family Guardian Corporate Centre, Village & Eastern Road Roundabout, Nassau, BahamasENTRY DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2006Photo by Ronald Lightbourn, Family Guardians 2006 Calendar.Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. 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 Abaco ExpressProviding U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 561-689-1010 www.cherokeeair.com News of the CaysHope TownJunior Sailing One Year OverviewBy Sue Holloway In March of 2005 a group of Hope Town Sailing Club members, local parents and business people organized a Junior Sailing Program for Hope Town. In just over a year, the program grew from concept to reality. From the initial fund raising and purchase of six sailboats to student enrollment and actual classes, we now have 26 children in Hope Town who have learned to sail! Every Saturday since January, students have learned to launch, rig, sail, capsize and recover, de-rig, clean and put away their Optimist dinghies. Classes will continue through May. Head Instructor, Matt McCoy, will use the last two Saturdays as a round-robin Junior Sailing Regatta. The winner will be awarded the Derek Lee Trophy, which was awarded to Junior Sunfish Sailors of Hope Town in the 60s and 70s. We hope the tradition will continue for many years to come. Thanks to the many volunteers who gave their time, the donors who funded the program, the businesses which donated services, all of whom made Hope Town Junior Sailing possible.Hope Town Association MeetsBy Lindsey Delaplaine The Hope Town Association has had an active quarter, having completed two major projects, continued village maintenance and worked on ongoing projects. None of these plans would have come to fruition without the help of all of those who volunteered their time and those who donated to the association. The second annual Harbour Clean Up was a huge success. Sponsored by the association and organized by Winky and Cindy Merrill, 38 people showed up on March 28th to participate, including many of the local Harbour Rats and spontaneous tourists. Sixty-eight bags of trash were collected, along with pieces of wood, old boat parts and discarded batteries. Town Councilman Roy Cash arranged for his son, Todd Cash, to use his truck to clear the debris out of town. Afterwards there were refreshments and hot dogs for everybody. The family Merridith, staying at Crews Nest, could not make the morning event but did not want to be left out. So they took the initiative and cleaned up the ocean side beach from the Methodist Church to North End Beach. The association organized, with financial donations from the Hope Town Sailing Club, the repair of 36 feet of Queens Highway (more of a walkway really) between the Sailing Club and the dingy dock. The walkway had deteriorated and the steps had been the cause of many accidents. Dan Please see Cays Page 11 Remember to Buckle UpHope Town students are learning to sail the Optimist sail boats the Hope Town Sailing Club has purchased for their training program. Here they are launching their boats. The Hope Town young people are enjoying their sailing as they learn to maneuver their Optimist sail boats.

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 Our Comprehensive Private Car Policy protects your No Claims Discount. Youll enjoy peace of mind, knowing that when you claim up to $10,000, your No-Claims Discount will not be reduced. Our No Fault Benefit protects you if an accident is not your fault. Well provide for a rental car up to $500 and waive your deductible up to $500. It even provides free Personal Accident Benefit up to $5,000. So call one of our agents today.Visit us online at www.jsjohnson.com 2003 ADWORKSNASSAU Collins Ave 242-322-2341 Thompson Blvd 242-325-8776 Marathon Mall 242-393-6286 ABACO 367-2688FREEPOR T 242-352-7119 Home & Office FurnitureOffice & School SuppliesOPEN MONDAYTHRU FRIDAY 8:00AM 4:00PMP.O.Box AB-20192, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : 367-3186 lFax 367-3469 lEmail : marcoac@batelnet.bs P.O.Box AB-20192, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : 367-3186 lFax 367-3469 lEmail : marcoac@batelnet.bs More News of the CaysMcCully chaired the project and hired Kenny Maltarp, for a reasonable price, to convert the steps to a ramp and repair the cement path. The project was completed successfully in one day. Throughout the year, the association has many ongoing projects to keep Hope Town clean and maintained. This includes everything from keeping the streets swept to maintaining the buoys at the harbour entrance. The group coordinates with other organizations like the Volunteer Fire and Rescue team, Wyannie Malone Historical Museum and Friends of the Environment and helps with the medical clinic. The association fostered the dune restoration after the 2004 hurricanes and planted sea oats and coconut seedlings to strengthen its structure. As this hurricane season is forecast to be busy and intense, this will serve the settlement well. One of the biggest ongoing projects is the restoration of the ball field at Taylor Park. This is a huge project requiring the reactivation of the sprinkler system, finding enough water to grow the field, replacing the seating and building the backstop. The Hope Town Association board met on April 18th at Cap n Jacks with new board members Katy Cash, Mary Balzac and Matthew McCoy to discuss the staCaysFrom Page 10 Please see Cays Page 12 Thirty-eight people showed up to volunteer in a campaign to clean up Hope Town harbour on March 28. They collected 68 bags of debris along with a lot of other larger pieces of trash. The program was the second annual harbour clean-up organized by the Hope Town Association.

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Page 12 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 tus of projects and to get everybody up to date. With so many projects ongoing and upcoming and the scope of the ball field project, the association is always looking for volunteers or donations. If you are interested in helping you can contact Mary Balzac at 366-0655. Contributions are welcome. Make the check out to Hope Town Association and mail to Hope Town Association, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas. US Donations over $250 are tax deductible through PERC.36th Annual Abaco Anglers Fishing Tournament ResultsBy Karen Huff Lowe This year the Abaco Anglers Fishing Tournament celebrated its 36th successful year of anglers fishing our pristine Abaco waters on April 20 -27. All the anglers enjoyed socializing at the awards banquet and partaking of the delicious food provided by Petes Pub in Little Harbour on April 28th. We were pleased with the number of entries the junior anglers submitted this year, and we continue to encourage young people to sign up each year and enjoy the sport of fishing in this family fishing tournament. Once again the tournament awarded the winners beautiful handmade trophies from our local Little Harbour artist, Mr. Pete Johnston. Persons receiving awards this year are as follows:Junior/Junior Class(12 and under) Boys: First place: tie Peter Michelli and Dylan Thompson (billfish) Second: Eli Lowe, 28 lb. kingfish on 20 lb. test line Third: Jimmy Magee, 6 lb. cuda on 8 lb. test line Stony Lowe also entered a nice fish. Girls: First place Kayla Magee, 9 lb. cuda on 8 lb. test lineJunior Class (13 to 16 years) Boys: First: Stephen Johnson, 28 lb. dolphin, 30 lb. test Second: Parker Lecorgne, 18 lb. dolphin, 30 lb. test Girls: First place tie Ashley Knowles and Erica Pinder, 26 lb. dolphin, 30 lb. test line. More News of the Cays Kaylen Malone participated. Mens Division: Roscoe Thompson III received awards for his dolphin entries in the 4#, 8#, 12#, 20#, 130#, and hand line class. Bob Sheffield and Ryan Higgs tied in the 30# test line class for their 35 pound dolphin and wahoo caught, respectively. Shane Carroll took home the trophy for the 50# test category for a 375 pound released blue marlin and Larry Peachy was awarded for the 80# test line class for a 30 pound dolphin. Sydney Roberts and Roscoe ThompCaysFrom Page 1 At a recent meeting of the Hope Town Association members selected a new board shown above. They are, left to right, Dan McCully, Katy Cash, Mary Balzac, Lory Kenyon, Matthew McCoy and Michael Myers. Please see Cays Page 26

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 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 Abacos and that comes across in their work. Julie Farrington, Island Property Management, Green Turtle Cay visit our site at abacoislandrentals.com B B est styles, and the Best prices in TownIf you are looking for unique fine furnishings and home decor stop in and give us a visit. IF WE DONT STOCK IT, WE WILL ORDER IT102B Royal Harbour Village Marsh Harbour next to Java Coffee House Ph/Fax : 367-0329Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-6pm Wednesday & Saturday 10am 2pmlFurniture traditional and contemporaryl Lamps lMirrors l Framed art lNatural Area Rugs l CandleslInterior Decorating Services lLayawayTurning Houses into Homes is our BusinessClip and Save 10% Off All Furniture NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday By Hugh Cottis National Family Island Regatta Committee The annual National Family Island Regatta was held the end of April in the waters of Elizabeth Harbour at George Town, Exuma as it has been for the past 53 years with the exception of 1973 when it was moved to Nassau as part of the Independence celebrations. Fifty-five boats in four different classes competed for well over $50,000 of prize money. Abaco was represented in two classes, Abaco Rage in Class A and Lonesome Dove in Class B. On April 25 Abaco Rage secured a fourth place in the cup race for the Prime Ministers Trophy. The Rage had won this in 2005, 2003,1982 and 1981. Their chances of retaining the cup this year were marred by being entangled on the starting line, but they sailed brilliantly against a very competitive fleet to finish in the prize money. In the three-race series that make up the major prize of the regatta, Tida Wave sailed by Brooks Miller of Staniel Cay came out on top with a total of 34 points. In second place was Good News with 31 points, New Courageous with 30 points and Abaco Rage with 25 points. Twelve boats competed in this class. Abaco should be especially proud of the performance of Lonesome Dove She won all three races in the B series and very convincingly! In one race she finished ahead of her greatest rival, the New Susan Chase by an incredible nine minutes! With three wins to her credit she amassed 39 points. In second place was New Susan Chase with 30 points, In third place was Rowdy Boys, also with 30 points. Thirteen boats were entered in this class. Both Abaco boats were skippered by Jeff Gale. Great credit is due Jeff and his equally proficient crew from Hope Town. Their performance was nothing short of sloop sailing at its best. Congratulations to both boats long may you continue to compete!Abaco Boats Sail Well in Family Island RegattaJeff Gale skippered Lonesome Dove to a spectacular first place in the 53rd Family Island Regatta held in George Town, Exuma, the end of last month. Two Abaco boats competed, the Lonesome Dove in Class B and the Abaco Rage in Class A that also did very well. The Hope Town crew enjoyed the competition and are ready to go again.

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 ChrisThompson Real Estate Offering the Islands Most Exclusive Listings One Purple Porpoise Place, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamasph 242.366.0216 fax 242.366.0223Exclusive Listings Private Islands Waterfront Homes and Land* Investment Property Acreage Project/Property Management ***** Exclusive Agents for Matt Lowes Cay ***** www.ChrisThompsonRealEstate.comChris Thompson Greg Roberts BREAKERS Ideal ocean and interior lot on surfers dream, Garbonzo Beach. Perfect for single family homes or villas, and just steps away from restaurants and marina facilities. Ocean front lot $499,000 and interior lot with beach access $249,000 CONCH QUEST Ocean front villa, 2 bedroom, 1 bath wth room to expand. Open deck overlooks excellent surfing location. Just steps from marina and restaurant, rental history available. $795,000. JACKS JUNGLE Lubbers Quarters Cay consists of 2 parcels, waterfront lot over 1/2 acre $240,000, and interior lot over 1 acre $120,000. Deeded dock slips for each lot included. WHITE SOUND Rare Ocean front find in White Sound, large lot with Dock on White Sound Bay. 150on the ocean and White Sound Bay, 129on North Boundary, and 94on South Boundary. Ideal spot to build second home, or income producing rental $899,000. OCEAN FRONT WHITE SOUND Lots 13 & 14 with dockage on White Sound Bay $499,000 each. FAR NIENTE4 bed / 4 bath on the Sea of Abaco North End, Elbow Cay. Large open floor plan, fully furnished, beautiful beach $3,900,000 THIRD SUNRISE -Turnkey oceanfront home, great rental potential, pool, detached bedrooms, gym, dock, panoramic water views$4,470,000. MARNIES LANDING Private waterfront community of 1/2 acre lots with Sea of Abaco and Atlantic Ocean viewsstarting at $570,000 Ocean front lot #2 permits main house and guest cottage $895,000. MAGNUSON HOUSEQuiet North End Elbow Cay, 3 bed/3 bath (detached master efficiency) overlooking white sandy beach, large wrap deck, sold fully furnished, great art work, boat, golf cart included $1,485,000 HIGH HOPESAtlantic Ocean, North End Elbow Cay 3 bed 3 bed bath, large ocean side deck, excellent history $1,450,000 BLEST NESTHigh on ocean dune at North End. 3 bed / 3 bath (detached guest cottage) panoramic views, excellent rental history $1,425,000 CROWS NESTOcean front North End Elbow Cay large 1.5 acre property, 2 bed / 2bath villa, generator room, can be subdivided $4,460,000 FINDERS KEEPERSGreat rental cottage one lot from ocean, 2 bed 1.5 bath, excellent rental history $465,000 KIWI HOUSENewly custom built Bahamian style home, 2story, 3 bed, 2.5 bath. Expansive decking Pool, central AC, generator. Spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean $897,000 PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSEOceanfront home with POOL, 4 bed / 3 bath, open kitchen on top floor Efficiency cottage adjacent to main house, rental history $1,800,000

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Page 16 The Abaconian May 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 BIKESStolen license plates A visitor at Boat Harbour had the license plates stolen on April 13 or 14 from two scooters parked there. Rape attempt About 9 p.m. on April 12 while in the vicinity of the Treasure Cay Primary School, a Treasure Cay man was beaten in the face and the assailant then attempted to rape him. Stealing from unlocked auto A Spring City man had $1300 stolen from his unlocked car in the evening of April 13 while parked at the Conch Inn in Marsh Harbour. Dangerous Drugs A Marsh Harbour resident was arrested about 5 p.m. on April 13 when discovered by the police with marijuana. Assault While at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town, a Dundas woman was beaten about her body at sunset on April 13 by her uncle. Death threat A Murphy Town woman was given death threats before midnight on April 19 while at her sisters house in the Mud, Marsh Harbour. Obscene language A Marsh Harbour resident may face prosecution for using obscene language to the annoyance of a police officer about 1 a.m. on April 20 at Sapodillys Bar in Marsh Harbour. Disorderly Behaviour A police officer was threatened mid-morning on April 22 with obscene language while near the Royal Palm gas station in Dundas Town. The assailant was warned of his behavior and possible prosecution. Death threat About 2:30 a.m. on April 23, a known patron of Tardys Night Club on the S.C. Bootle Highway threatened to shoot the doorman after refusing to be searched before entering. Shop Breaking The Special Touch Beauty Salon in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the weekend night of April 22. Break-in The Central Abaco Primary School was broken into during the weekend of April 23. Nothing appeared to have been taken. Assault While at a fish fry at the Sandy Point Regatta site, a resident was attacked about 10 p.m. on April 23 by three men he recognized as being from Crossing Rocks. Bottles and rocks were thrown at him causing minor injuries to his face. House fire A new home in Central PinesPolice Crime Report Estates in Dundas Town was partially destroyed by fire at 7 a.m. on April 25. The home was insured and suffered extensive damage from the fire which began in a childs bedroom. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department responded with three engines and extinguished the blaze. Breaking and entering St. Francis de Sales school office was broken into during the night of April 24 and $124 was stolen. This house in Central Pines Estates in Dundas Town burned on April 25. The fire began in a bedroom which was occupied by a young girl. The house belongs to Patrick and Camell Huyler. The damage was extensive, destroying all their belongings and inflicting heavy damage to the house itself. Periodically the police officers do a traffic check looking for expired licenses, inspections and insurance.They occasionally vehicles which are not licensed or insured at all. Please see Police Page 17 Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Malcolm Rae William Johnson Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody Photography by TuppyLocal ArtistsBeth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Dion Lewis Colyn ReesLocated Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579GALLERYOriginal Art lPrints lFramingBlue Sky

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May 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 CaribbeanCaribbean Travel &Life Magazine Visit Our On-Site Models Today! Phase1-4 SOLDOUT NowSellingonTreasureCay!BahamaBeachClubPhase5 3&4Bedroom/3BathLuxuryBeachfrontCondominiums Private Gated CommunityTwo Freshwater Pools & SpaDesigner Interiors AvailableOptional Detached GaragesLocal Bank FinancingTerrific Rental Income potential Treasure Cay Resort Area Amenities include:Spectacular 31/2mile White Sand Beach150 slip Marina for Yachts to140 feet18 hole Championship Golf CourseTennis, Snorkeling & Scuba DivingRestaurants, Grocers & Duty Free ShoppingInternational Airport (6,500 foot runway)Residences from $742,500 plus closing costs Indecent Assault A 12-year-old school student reported on April 25 that her stepfather had molested her. Indecent Assault A resident of the S.C. Bootle Highway reported on April 25 that a man from Crossing Rocks fon dled her 17year-old daughter, then exposed himself. Leslie Cornish, Sq., Police Officer R335, was given the distinction of being named Officer of the Year for Abaco. He always dreamed of becoming an police officer and in 1997 the dream became a reality when he became a reserve officer. He was born in Pine Ridge, Grand Bahama, in 1947 and has been married to Ruth Cornish for 38 years. He is the father of 11 children and grandfather of 16. I love my family and my country. Serving both of them is not only a duty but also an honor and a blessing. I thank God for my life and what it brings. Jennifer Rolle, Police Officer Cpl. 2202, received the Officer of the Year Award 2005. After high school she worked in several fields for six years before enlisting in the Royal Bahamas Police Force. She feels fulfilled and has gained vast amounts of knowledge. She is a Certified Photographer and Fingerprint Specialist with training in the Automated Fingerprint Identification System. She has served on Grand Bahama where she was awarded the Scenes of Crime Officer 2003-2004. After being promoted to corporal in 2003, she was transferred to Abaco. She works as community officer, investigator and school policing officer. She is committed to serving her country through the Royal Bahamas Police Force. School burglary The Every Child Counts school was broken into during a fiveday break beginning on April 14. Stolen were a 32-inch Toshiba television worth $800, a radio, headphones and food items valued at $120 and $20 in cash. Causing Harm A Murphy Town woman was beaten and injured by her husband about 9 p.m. on April 24. Her husband was arrested about an hour later. Attempted armed robbery A Marsh Harbour woman closed her business and got home about 9:30 p.m. on April 24. On arrival she was accosted by a man wearing a mask, armed with a shotgun and demanded cash. She pushed him away causing him to flee into a waiting car and escape. Outstanding Service Is AwardedPolice Crime Report PoliceFrom Page 16

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Page 18 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 ARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It All Open an account with Commonwealth Bank Today and Choose from:Chequing Accounts Minimum opening balance $100Savings AccountsMinimum opening balance $25Certificate of Deposit AccountsMinimum opening balance $1,000 Flexible interest paymentsIt all adds up to a secureFUTURE.COMMONWEALTH BANK Leader in Personal Banking Services www.combankltd.comSAFETYSECURITY &GROWTH 2006 CreativeRelations.net By Robert Wilson Safety at sea is a worldwide concern. With the advent of new technologies, marine communications has undergone numerous changes beneficial to boaters. The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) has been designed to improve emergency message handling between commercial ships and the various coast guard facilities worldwide. The system has now expanded to permit routine communications, such as vessel to vessel and vessel to shore safety information. GMDSS, while mandatory for all commercial vessels, remains voluntary for those classified as recreational. Compliance with the commercial guidelines requires each vessel to have DSC (digital selective calling), satellite communications, NAVTEX weather and navigation abilities, a Search and Rescue Radar Transponder (SARTS) and satellite identifiers (EPIRB) aboard each ship. While the system appears to be complex, it is similar to todays cellular technology. Much like a telephone number, a Maritime Mobile Service Identifier (MMSI) is issued to commercial vessels. The assigned number provides first responders with information specific to the distressed vessel. Recreational vessels may request these numbers by following instructions provided by the VHF radio manufacturer. Digital Selective Calling, DSC, an important part of the GMDSS service, can be particularly useful for recreational boaters and operates much like a paging system to automate the sending of distress signals. Where mariners have traditionally relied upon direct radio communication with coastal monitoring stations, the new technology provides excellent signal processing and increased range. VHF radios now being sold are required to be compatible with the DSC features. The radios can be programmed to issue Distress, Urgent, Safety or Routine messages automatically at the press of a single button. If the radio has been interfaced with a GPS or global positioning device, the DSC activation provides the ships identification, position and the nature of any distress and all messages would continue automatically every four minutes until the coast guard or a ship within radio range acknowledges the distress signal. It is believed that digital selective calling w ill enhance the handling of distress and safety response as the service is more easily understood. DSC may also become a valuable tool for routine message handling as those messages can be sent automatically simply by inputting the MMSI number of the vessel being called, selecting a working channel and pushing a button. All recreational boaters are being encouraged to become familiar with the DSC features of their radios and refer to the manufacturers guidelines when programming their VHF radios.New Radio Technology Makes Boating SaferThe Marsh Harbour Marina offers a weekly workshop for boaters during the peak visitor months that covers many topics of interest to boaters. One topic this spring was the explanation by Forest Golden of new system for sending emergency messages. VHF radios now come equpped with Digital Selective Calling which allows an easy way to communicate distress. The system automatically gives out important information such as the boats identification, postion and the nature of the distress. The messages continue automatically every four minutes until answered. The group here is configuring the DSC features for their VHF radios into their laptop computers. This new feature allows calls to specific radios, similar to cell phone technology. Check Outwww.abaconian.comThe Abaconians New Web SiteMost Recent Issue Archive Issues Maps Business Listing Pictures Located: Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: 242-367-3007 Fax: 242-367-3839 Email: wireless@abacoinet.com -Wireless Internet Access Dial-up Internet Access -Internet Caf (use your own computer or ours ) -Coffee Bar! WWW.ABACOINET.COM

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 GOLF & OCEAN CLUBThe Project: Ambition: Goal 1: Goal 2: Biggest Challenge: Proudest Moment: Our Most Important Asset: Inspiration: Country Attraction: Significant Accomplishment:

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Page 20 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 Central Abaco NewsRecycling Moves ForwardBy Lindsey Delaplaine Friends of the Environment has recently formed an exciting new relationship with Everett Rolle of Caribbean Recycling in Nassau. Caribbean Recycling is now the location where Abaco aluminum cans are shipped for recycling. FRIENDS has hired Jeff Harding, who is overseeing the collection and shipment of the cans. Can sites are located in Hope Town, Man-O-War and at four sites in Marsh Harbour: the corner near the Every Child Counts school, Abaco Shopping Centre (where Kentucky Fried Chicken is located), and two new sites that were recently established at New Vision Ministries and Forest Heights Academy. Shipping the cans to Nassau has been made possible by the generous assistance of Mr. Ernest Dean, owner of the M/V Legacy The first shipment of cans filled a 20-foot container, and two more shipments have been scheduled for the last week of April and the first week in May to unload the backlog of cans that were stored while Friends researched recycling options in The Bahamas. That means 3,450 cubic feet of cans will be recycled and reused instead of taking up precious space in Abacos landfills. FRIENDS has exciting plans for the future of its recycling program. As the relationship with Caribbean Recycling grows, there are a number of items that are options for recycling including abandoned vehicles, batteries, engine blocks and scrap metal.Dog Show and Fun DayBy Jennifer Hudson April 22 was a day of fun for pooches and their parents. Kim Roberts of the Abaco Dog Training Club, who was one of the organizers, was pleased with the turnout of 12 to 15 dogs. Judge for the event, which was held on the ground opposite Standard Hardware, was Candace Key, Principal of the Hope Town School, who is a great dog lover and owner of championship dogs. All types of dog showed up from potcakes to purebreds and both the four-legged and two legged participants seemed to thoroughly enjoy all the fun and games. There were prizes for the prettiest eyes, prettiest ears and the waggiest tail which was won by Hershey, a chocolate lab, owned by David Burke from Treasure Cay. Indie, a potcake with motley black and tan markings owned by Amanda Darville, won the wonderful title of Mixed Up Potcake, while the Most Friendly Dog title went to Janie Thompsons German shepherd. Many of the dogs arrived dressed in fancy outfits, and the Best Dressed award went to a dog sporting a swimsuit. The favourite event of the day, however, was a weenie bobbing race in which each dog had to run to a bowl of water in which floated pieces of hotdog. The first to eat all the pieces was the winner and that title went to potcake Shandy. (I dont think the pure breds would stand a chance in an eating contest with a potcake). The aim of the fun day was not just to The Abaco Dog Training Club held a fun day for dogs and their owners. Competitions were casual and fun. Here the dogs are required to eat pieces of hot dog that were in bowls of water. Watching over one dog is Rebecca Higgs but that dog was not the winner. The prize went to a potcake. Please see Central Page 21 The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms on the harbour front Curly Tails restaurant and bar on the waterfront See their ad Dive Abaco a complete dive facilityThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: themoorings@batelnet.bswww.conchinn.com Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you.The Conch Inn Marina Full service docks with power Cable TV connections underway Texaco fuel station Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W June 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 (EDT) 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 12:28a 2.6 6:58a 0.3 12:57p 2.3 6:59p 0.4 1:15a 2.5 7:43a 0.4 1:47p 2.3 7:54p 0.6 2:03a 2.3 8:27a 0.5 2:39p 2.3 8:52p 0.6 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:53a 2.2 9:12a 0.5 3:31p 2.4 9:50p 0.6 3:45a 2.2 9:58a 0.5 4:22p 2.5 10:47p 0.6 4:38a 2.2 10:44a 0.5 5:10p 2.6 11:41p 0.5 5:29a 2.2 11:30a 0.4 5:57p 2.8 12:31a 0.4 6:19a 2.2 12:15p 0.3 6:42p 2.9 1:18a 0.3 7:07a 2.3 1:00p 0.3 7:27p 3.0 2:04a 0.2 7:53a 2.4 1:46p 0.2 8:12p 3.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:49a 0.1 8:39a 2.4 2:32p 0.1 8:57p 3.2 3:34a 0.0 9:25a 2.5 3:19p 0.0 9:44p 3.2 4:20a 0.0 10:12a 2.5 4:08p 0.0 10:31p 3.2 5:06a 0.0 11:02a 2.5 5:00p 0.0 11:21p 3.1 5:54a 0.0 11:54a 2.6 5:56p 0.1 12:13a 3.0 6:43a 0.0 12:49p 2.6 6:56p 0.1 1:08a 2.8 7:34a 0.0 1:47p 2.7 8:01p 0.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:06a 2.6 8:26a 0.0 2:47p 2.8 9:08p 0.2 3:08a 2.5 9:21a 0.0 3:48p 2.9 10:16p 0.1 4:10a 2.4 10:17a 0.0 4:49p 3.0 11:21p 0.1 5:12a 2.3 11:13a 0.0 5:47p 3.0 12:21a 0.0 6:11a 2.3 12:08p 0.0 6:43p 3.1 1:17a 0.0 7:07a 2.3 1:01p -0.1 7:35p 3.1 2:08a -0.1 7:59a 2.3 1:52p -0.1 8:24p 3.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:56a -0.1 8:47a 2.3 2:41p 0.0 9:11p 3.0 3:41a 0.0 9:33a 2.4 3:28p 0.0 9:54p 3.0 4:24a 0.0 10:17a 2.4 4:13p 0.1 10:36p 2.9 5:04a 0.1 11:00a 2.4 4:58p 0.2 11:15p 2.7 5:42a 0.2 11:42a 2.4 5:42p 0.3 11:54p 2.6 6:19a 0.3 12:24p 2.4 6:28p 0.4 Monthly High & Low High June 12, 9:44p 3.2 ft Low June 24, 2:08a -0.1 ft Tide North Bar ChannelJune 2006 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. 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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 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 Potters 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 More Central Abaco News The Marsh Harbour Town Committee is now cleaning S.C. Bootle Highway as far as the dump on a regular schedule. Although it is not the duty of that committee, the members want to see a clean roadway. Garbage falls off vehicles headed for the dump and many careless people toss garbage out of vehicle windows. Two men, one on each side of the road, fill up bags that are later picked up by a truck that also picks up larger items such as the box in the lower left. have fun but to raise funds for the first Bahamas Kennel Club sanctioned show to be held on Abaco the weekend of May 20th. A husband and wife team of judges will be here from Savannah, Georgia, and the show will be strictly obedience training and trials; there will be no conformation classes. The show will take place across from Stan dard Hardware and will be held all day on the Saturday and most likely on the Sunday morning also. Participants are expected from Nassau and possibly Florida. Information on the show may be obtained from Kim Roberts 3674648, Maureen Koepp 3672597 or Amanda Darville 367-4949. A six-week beginners class in obedience training has just been completed, taught by Maureen Koepp. This was attended by 12 dogs, who learned to sit, down, stay and walk on a leash. Every Child Counts, the school for special needs students, was burglarized twice within ten days recently. The teachers and children returned from their Easter break to discover that burglars had gained entrance to the school through a second floor window. Fingerprinting by the police revealed that a child most probably had crawled through the window and then unlocked one of the entrance doors for adult accomplices. The largest, and most expensive, item stolen was a Toshiba 32-inch flat screen television that had recently been donated CentralFrom Page 20 to the school by The Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Also taken were DVD players, a VCR, a cell phone, $50 in petty cash, a sleeping bag and blankets from the primary classroom and $200 worth of food that the students use to prepare their lunches during their Life Skills class. Desks and offices were also ransacked. It is estimated that the thieves broke in sometime on April 17 or 18. Then, just two days following the police investigation on April 24, thieves broke in again, this time into the senior classroom building, stealing four cases of juice and another DVD player. Mrs. Lyn Major, the founder and principal of the school, said she was thankful for the helpful and sympathetic attention of the police but commented that the break-ins, vandalism and thefts were very distressing Please see Central Page 22

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Page 22 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 to the students and staff. The school is funded completely by donations and the items stolen, like the television, were given to the school to aid classroom instruction by local businesses and residents. The police reported that there had been similar break-ins at other schools following the thefts at Every Child Counts and suspect that the items are being sold locally. [ECC was broken into a third time on May 7. A television and other minor items were stolen, then dumped in a nearby lot. However, the office was ransacked.]AID ExpandsBy Mirella Santillo In August 2005 Automotive and Industrial Distributor, a branch of the popular automobile supply shop from Nassau, More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 21 opened the doors to an 8400-square-foot addition. Adjacent and connected to the old shop, the new premises houses a car service center and a household department store. Now, a few months later, the service center is fully operational. There you can buy and change tires, have them aligned with the latest technology or rotated, purchase new batteries or have a full service tune-up, explained AID manager, Mr. Frankie Russell. As for the rest of the store, it offers everything for a home. From light bulbs and electrical fixtures to pet supplies and food, from hardware to bedding, from cleaning products to patio furniture, small appliances, Rubbermaid products, bookshelves and carpeting, you can find it all in one convenient location. The store even offers a choice of bicycles and bicycles Heavy rains for a few hours on April 27 flooded some streets of Marsh Harbour. Stratton Drive was under water but the primary drain installed under Don MacKay Boulevard in the mid 1990s keeps that road clear. parts and seasonal items, Christmas decorations and toys in December, fans, grills and lawn mowers in summer. And more is coming, said Mr. Russell, pointing to some empty shelves which have been reorganized to make space for new items. Since the expansion AID employed five more people, three in the service center and two in the store and one more will be needed soon when the second cash register opens, explained Mr. Russell. Twenty-four illegal immigrants were apprehended on May 2 as they alighted from the workers ferry as it returned from Guana Cay. Officers from Immigration, Defence Force and Police Force waited on the dock for the evening ferry to come in and immediately rounded up the immigrants whom they took to the Port Authority building where they were processed to separate the legal ones from the illegals and spent the night. A crowd of relatives quickly gathered in front of the building waiting for news of family and friends. Seventeen of those persons apprehended were taken into Nassau on a charter flight the following day while the remaining seven left by Bahamasair on Thursday. Ms. Donita Russell, a long time cashier at AID, said that the store was busier since the expansion and had received very positive comments from customers who like the diversity of the merchandise offered. However, the new selection of goods does not prevent AID from remaining a full automobile parts store and you can still find there everything for your car.

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has opened its new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-3673450 Fax.# 242-3673451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee Aviation APPLIANCE CENTREAIR-CONDITIONING REFRIGERATION ELECTRICALCONTRACTING & SUPPLIES APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICEP.O.Box AB-20192, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : 367-3186 lFax 367-3469 lEmail : marcoac@batelnet.bs Open 7 daysat the Conch InnCurlytails@batelnet.bs 367-4444Breakfast Daily 7 a.m.Waterfront Patio Dining or Inside A/C Innovative Island CuisineExpresso Drinks Sunset BarWireless Internet Access Restaurant and BarBy Jennifer Hudson A two day Leadership Seminar, led by Zhivago Laing was held on May 3 -4 at the Abaco Beach Resort. Since leaving the field of politics, Mr. Lang has devoted his time to developing courses to help professionals improve their business life. He is now President of Pro-Life Development Systems which offers courses in motivational speaking, human resource training and business consulting. He provides leadership for new and emerging managers during open seminars in an area where he found there to be a critical need. Many people aspire to be managers and are even appointed as managers and thus find themselves promoted to positions of great responsibility but have been given no preparation for the post, says Mr. Laing. Thus, he offered the open seminar in Abaco to involve managers and others in positions of leadership in gearing to provide them with a proper framework in which to perform as managers and leaders. Participants were given help in understanding how to deal with organisation, structure, human resource features and political and cultural dimensions. A strategic plan was set out for dealing with issues, decisionmaking, problem-solving and effective communication. The seminar was interactive with audience participation in scenarios to draw out their knowledge Appropriate instructions then followed. Mr. Laing was very impressed with the 29 persons who attended the seminar, feeling that this was a very good turnout for a Family Island. This is the first time Mr Laing has held an open seminar outside of Nassau, apart from Freeport. The seminar was intended for persons in supervisory, middle or upper management positions. Participants included 10 employees from Bakers Bay, government employees, business owners, bankers and resort personnel. Mr. Laing says that he has been asked to come back to conduct another such seminar in the off-season since many persons who had expressed a desire to attend the seminar were unable to take the time off work to attend during what is now the height of the season. He states, Leadership sets the pace in organisational development and value within organisations, He is of the firm belief that if a company, private or public, is going to move further, it must do a better job of Mr. Zhivago Laing conducted a Leadership Seminar in Marsh Harbour on May 3-4. Ten of the particpants were employees of Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club. Some of them are shown here. They are Mr. Perry Thomas, Mr. George Smith, Ms. Lydia Williams, Mr. Garnet Dean, Mr. Laing, Mr. Eban Hanna, Ms. Indira Edwards, Mr. Ricardo Johnson and Mr. Terrience Edgecombe. Missing from the photo are Gelita Sawyer and Alfredo Cornish. preparing its leadership so that competence and skill can be obtained for the execution of responsibility.Leadership Seminar Motivated Professionals

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Page 24 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 By Jennifer Hudson Guest speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Abaco on May 2 was Frank F. RiveraMilan, Ph.D., who gave an update on the status of the Abaco parrot. Mr. Rivera-Milan has been doing research with the parrots on Abaco since 2002 and has worked for three years with the larger parrot population on Inagua. This year he was here from April 29 to May 7, working closely with the Friends of the Environment through a grant obtained by the Bahamas National Trust from the Disney wildlife Conservation Fund. His aim is to compare data which he is currently collecting with that collected in previous years before the recent disasters. The geographically isolated parrot populations of Abaco and Inagua are the only two in The Bahamas. Each is very different but both run the risk of extinction. Their reproduction and survival is affected by hurricanes, drought, fires, availability of food, predators and human disturbance. The arrival of raccoons to the island of Abaco in the mid 1990s has been bad news for parrots. Though the raccoons proliferate in the north of the island, they have now moved south into the parrot colonies. Feral cats are also a great threat to the parrots which nest in holes in the limestone rock. In 2004 there were two bad hurricanes in a row, Francis and Jeanne, and last year 2,000 hectares of land in the south were destroyed by fire. Data on the parrot population is now being collected and is being compared with the data collected before these devastating events to determine their impact on parrot numbers. The Abaco parrot population is the only species of parrot in which the hens nest in the limestone rock in the ground. In Inagua where, although there is limestone, no parrot nests have been found in the rock. Instead, they nest in tree cavities or in tree stumps. The objectives of the research are: 1.Estimate density, population size and rate of change over time. 2.Make recommendations for the longterm monitoring, 10 to 20 years. A simple and practical method is required for cost effectiveness, and Mr. Rivera-Milan is looking forward to children being able to assist in fieldwork after they receive training. This was a good time to come, he stated, as the parrots are pairing and ready to nest. During his stay of one week, he has worked with the parrot population from early morning to late evening. He uses a laser beam to obtain distance measurements from the parrots. His estimation of the density of parrots on Abaco is .09 animals per hectare, with an average of between 2,000 and 3,000 parrots on the island. The parrots are very concentrated in the south and central parts of the island. Nobody knows why and what factors caused this but they are now moving out of the pine forest to Sandy Point and Bahama Palm Shores. Parrots are hardy and are good survivors and even began to move north for a while after the hurricanes looking for food. Their most important source of nutrition is the poison wood berry. Mr. Rivera-Milan is attempting to survey 222 points and made the following recommendations: 1. Train volunteers to survey 200 to 300 points per year before and after reproduction. 2. Include other birds in surveys, e.g. white crowned pigeon, the Abaco population of which is very important 3. Collect weather, fire, habitat and development data. 4. Add data layers to GIS map. (GIS maps will be available at the end of June).An Update on the Status of the Abaco ParrotMr. Frank F. RiveraMilan spoke to the Rotary Club of Abaco about the Abaco parrots. He has been studying them since 2002 and came now to see how they survived hurricanes in 2004 and a diastrous fire. They are very hardy and seem to be doing well. He is very concerned about the threat from raccoons and cats that are in the area. The Abaco parrot is unique in that it nests in holes in the ground. This makes the females, the eggs and the fledglings vulnerable to several dangers that tree nesting birds avoid. 5. Conserve pine and coppice beyond the National Park. 6. Integrate research better, have management objectives and involve school students. Objectives he felt should be considered: 1. Expand Abaco National Park boundaries. 2. Establish buffer zones. 3.Minimise habitat loss. 4.Remove mammalian predators. 5.Control invasive plants, some of which are fire prone. 6.Stop illegal fires and dumping of trash. 7.Involve local communities.Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility You name it, we can do it!Your Friendly and Professional Printing ServiceAbaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print ShopLocated in the Abaco Shopping Centre Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201Book Binding Yearbooks Photo Scanning Business Cards Laminating Certificates and much more . . Professional Graphic Services (Graphic Artist on Site) Carbonless Forms Envelopes Wedding Stationery Office Stationery Brochures Funeral Stationery Tickets Invitations Menus Calendars Labels Flyers

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 ... 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 DONT PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY Friends of the EnvironmentInvites you to aNative Plant ExpoFeaturing Special Guest SpeakersWhen:Saturday May 27, 2006 at 10:00 amWhere:Friends of the Environment (Above Dougs Place and Abacom in Marsh Harbour) Come and see what you can do to prevent plants like this invading YOUR Abaco Natural habitats. Each attendee will be give one native tree to plant or replace an invasive on your property.Martha Hanna-SmithBush Medicine in Bahamian Folk TraditionandKeith BradleyInstitute for Regional Conservation (IRC) South FloridaEnvironmentally Friendly LandscapingBrazilian pepper-tree Schinus terebinthifolius Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco quite a few dangers. It is food for the tulip shell, the sting ray and some turtles among other sea creatures and, of course, not the least of all man! Moreover, it takes the conch more than three years to reach the reproductive stage, so it should still be protected if we do not want to deplete our seas of this delicacy. Once again, the Island Roots Heritage Festival was a great success and a lot of family fun. There was culture, entertainment, music, music, and more music, great food and drinks and above all an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie. It was an occasion to revive old acquaintances and to make new friends while keeping grounded in our past. Island RootsFrom Page 4Festival Program Features Green Turtle History The hoola-hoop endurance competition had to finally be stopped. Two children continued so long that the officials asked them to stop. Hoola-hoops are once again popular toys. We should remember that the inventor of the hoola-hoop, Mr. Dixon Downey, owned Cornish Cay on Abaco for many years and loved Abaco as his second home. A fashion show drew a big crowd. The Green Turtle Cay residents dug deep into the past to have costumes that were typical of by-gone days. They drew applause from the audience as the women did their laundry, displaying undergarments, much to the delight of the crowd. It Pays to Advertise

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Page 26 The Abaconian May 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 CayRosies Place 352-5458Green 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 Wards Landing4 units 904-982-2762Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm366-0133 Club Soleil 6 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 Hill 4 villas366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse367-2719 Alesias 3 rms367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms367-4000 Ds 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 effic367-2227Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8500 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 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) 367-4842Sandy Point this coming summer. Friends of the Environment is inviting scholarship applications from students and teachers for next year. Following the presentation of scholarships and prizes, a vote of thanks was given by Mrs. Lindsay McCoy, Executive Director with Friends of the Environment. Earth DayFrom Page 9 By Dr. Elwood Bracey A class of birds known as Sulids (Gannets and Boobies) are distributed widely throughout the world. They are not common in the Bahamas but four species have been seen in the past four years, three of them off Abaco. Four years ago a Brown Booby (28"-30" wingspan) was observed while fishing several miles off Great Guana Cay, and just recently in almost the same location a Masked Booby (27" wingspan) was seen again while deep-sea fishing. These large seabirds plunge-dive headlong into the sea in pursuit of fish. The champion diver is the larger Northern Gannet (38" wingspan) which plunges vertically from as high as 90 feet and reportedly reaches depths of 75 feet underwater. They fold their wings back and take the shape of a large dart and are able to get much deeper than other species. Gannets breed on the Atlantic cliffs of Eastern Canada but move south in winter. They can sometimes be seen diving off the beach in Florida, but rarely get to The Bahamas. However, we spotted an immature gannet in the Sea of Abaco near Dont Rock on December 14, 2005. Red-footed Boobies (26"-30") breed in just one location in The Bahamas on White Cay north of San Salvador. We found three pair there on nests in June of last year. They have bright red feet as opposed to the bright blue feet of the Blue-footed Boobies found on the Galapagos Islands of the Pacific. Ive always enjoyed looking at boobies, but nowhere as much as in The Bahamas where there is such a variety. Only the Dry Tortugas off Key West has one up on The Bahamas having had an accidental Bluefooted Booby appear there years ago for a total of five species. If we look closely at every booby we can, we may see one of the blue-footed variety here too. son III tied for their 20 pound dolphin entries in the wire line class. Wayne Brown received the shark class trophy and Ron Anna received the fly rod trophy for catching and releasing a bonefish. In the billfish release category Sydney Roberts Jr. was awarded for his blue marlin and Brett Osborne for his sailfish.Womens Division:Sylvia Michelli received awards for her 19 pound dolphin in the 20# and her 24 pound dolphin in the 50# test line categories. Jane Thompson took home trophies for her 24 pound dolphin in the 50# and a 14 pound dolphin in the 80# test line class as well as a hand line trophy.Special Awards:The Kelly Vernis Memorial Trophy for the largest fish weighed in by a lady angler was awarded to Jane Thompson for landing a 26 pound dolphin. Mr. Sydney Roberts, owner of Nokomis received the award for the overall Best Boat Trophy. Immediately following the awards presentation, the Abaco Anglers Fishing Tourament Committee made several financial contributions to the community. Nancy McDaniel and Deon Curry accepted a gift on behalf of the Every Child Counts ProCaysFrom Page 12Boobies Are Seen off Abacogram and Justin Noice received a gift for the Hope Town Fire and Rescue Association. We encourage anyone who is interested in participating next year to make plans to visit our islands and sign up for the tournament on April 19 26, 2007. All are welcome! And we hope to continue having young anglers participate and bring their friends along for a wonderful water sportfishing. Several sea birds can sometimes be seen out over the ocean. Three of these are shown here. One a and 1 b are Red footed Boobies, 2 is a Brown Booby and 3 is a Mocked Booby. Fishermen sometimes can spot these. It Pays toAdvertise

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May 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 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay.......365-4411 Dive Guana..................................365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless notedAlburys 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 onlyGreen Turtle 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 destinationsAbaco 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 timePinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLeans Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.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 OWIslander Express Bus M Harbour & Sandy Point -call 366-4444 or 457-9958Enovahs 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 .........367-3941 Man-O-War David Albury ........365-6059Bonefish GuidesCrossing Rocks Tony Russell ...........366-3259 Cherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Junior Albury ............366-3058 Randy Sawyer .........366-2284 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .........366-0234 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh..477-5037 Pope McKenzie .......477-5894 Orthnell Russell .......365-0125 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120 Edward Rolle ...........365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer. .......365-4070 Jeff Survance ...........365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mother Merles................$$ Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Harbours Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Sea Spray.......................$$ .........366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar....................365-6501 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Harveys Island Grill.......$$.............365-4389 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant....$$.............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Nancys............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 www.abacochamber.org Use Abaco area code 242 unless listed otherwise Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................Rev 21 Apr 06Compliments of The Abaconianwww.abaconian.com Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay -................................. Closed Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 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 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 Laud .......... 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...................... .... 367-0169Majors Air Service Freeport ............................... 367-4826 Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ...................... 367-0140 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ...................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft 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 Govt dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyers Market..........$10 + $2 Govt Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City ..............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................ $ 3 each Solomons Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free 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 d ock.....................................$8 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$18 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$24 + $5 Sand Banks ............................................................$24 + $5 Joes Creek, Leisure Lee .....................................$44 + $10 Black Wood............................................................ $18 + $5 Fire Road & Coopers Town...................................$37 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$55 + $5 Wood Cay ...............................................................$60 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $65 + $5 Fox Town................................................................ $70 + $5 Crown Haven ..........................................................$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 Joes 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 & swim onMermaid Reef off M Harbour Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road Open Nights OnlyTo Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-4733779) from West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay

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Pathfinders Announces New Scholarship AwardeesTreasury Office Will Open Soon in Marsh Harbour Please see Revenue Page 2 The St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town had few empty seats as most government agencies with offices on Abaco were represented. A four-hour presentation by Treasury Department personnel held on May 3 to bring government managers and department heads up to date on changes to the revenue collection process. The Secretary for Revenue with the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Ehurd Cunningham, was the lead speaker. Others from the Ministry giving information were Mrs. Daphne Russell, Senior Financial Revenue Officer, and Ms. June Collie, Director of Systems and Programming. The delegates were told of the various up grades government is implementing. The goal is to eliminate the antiquated handwritten receipts now issued. Bank deposits are to be made within 24 hours. Revenue data will be forwarded to Nassau within 24 48 hours. Changes to the revenue system which is now heavily weighted to customs duties were briefly mentioned. However, the general feeling within government is that the present system must first be strengthened to collect at an optimum level the revenues now due government before any new taxaBy Kathy Weldon After another very successful auction, Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation is again able to continue the partial support of its previous recipients and to award scholarships to another 11 new students. After the application review process and the personal interviews, the Pathfinders scholarship committee made the following selections: Ovens Altidor, son of Marie L. Altidor, is a 2004 graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Ovens plans on getting a degree in international business and is currently applying to several colleges in Florida. Natasha Arthur, daughter of Siliane Arthur of Marsh Harbour, is presently attending Nova Southeastern University, majoring in biology. She plans on working in the medical field as a physiciansRevenue Collection Will Be EnforcedMr. Eric Carey, right, from the Bahamas National Trust led meetings with interested persons about the Abaco National Park. He is discussing an issue with Mr. David Knowles, Director on Agriculture on Abaco, and Mr. Stephen Knowles. See story on page 6. Staff from the Treasury Department held a seminar in Marsh Harbour to acquaint heads of government agencies about changes in record keeping and the handling of revenue. Some of those participating in the seminar were, left to right, Mr. Roderick Bowe, Administrator for South Abaco; Mr. Ehurd Cunningham, Secretary of Revenue; Ms. Karen Hepburn with the Treasury; Ms. June Collie, Director of Systems and Programming; Ms. Daphne Russell, Senior Financial and Revenue Officer; Mr. Revis Rolle, Administrator for Central Abaco; and Alexandros Collie with the Treasury. Please see Pathfinders Page 11 Tourism Director Visits Winding BayMeetings Discuss Plans for National ParkThe newly appointed Director General in the Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Vernice Walkine, visited Abaco with some of her staff to view first hand the tourism product offered on Abaco. She is going to all the Out Islands to meet people and learn about each island. She spent two days on Abaco visiting many of our resorts and hotels. She was impressed that our tourism is thriving very well. Unfortunately, the day she went to Hope Town was very rainy which limited her ability to see much of the town. Her group saw Sea Spray Resort, Abaco Inn and the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. They also went to the lighthouse. Another island she visited was Great Guana Cay where she saw Nippers, Dolphin Beach Resort and Blue Water Grill as well as a tour of Bakers Bay Golf and Beach Club. On the second day, Ms. Walkine toured Treasure Cay, visiting with the manager Please see Tourism Page 4 The newly appointed Director General of Tourism, Ms. Vernice Walkine, visited Abaco on April 27-28 to view first hand the tourism product. She is shown here, center, at The Abaco Club at Winding Bay with Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism for Abaco, Mr. Grant Noble, Club Director at The Abaco Club, Ms. Walkine, Ms. Angela Cleare with Tourism, Mr. Mr. Ellison Tommy Thompson, Deputy Director General of Tourism; and Ms. Geneva Cooper with Tourism. VOLUME 14, NUMBER 10, MAY 15th, 2006

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Page 2 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13 15 17 Now AvailableCall for information RevenueFrom Page 1 tion system is implemented. Mr. Cunningham and other officials recognize that the present system is inefficient and not collecting all the revenue due. The hotel room tax was given as an example where compliance is haphazard and enforcement is weak. His revenue target is to see 20 percent of the Bahamas gross domestic product collected. Government has recognized that technology must be implemented and the older systems phased out. To aid in the endeavor, an office of the Treasury is expected to open in Marsh Harbour in early July. A Revenue Compliance Unit is to be established on Abaco which will audit government agencies to ensure that each one is collecting to its full potential. Different departments are being given the software tools to cross-link their information. For example, Business License compliance will be reinforced by Customs requiring business license information from importers. Similarly, Immigration will require business license information when applications are submitted for work permits. Mr. Cunningham felt that there should be better coordination between the local government town planning boards and central government as property improvements and new construction begins at this level. He implied that the building permit approval could trigger an entry to the tax roll. A comment by Mr. Cunningham was that it is not governments intention to stagnate growth areas such as guest houses. He implied that this area of the economy contributes to the gross domestic product although government has been slow to recognize its potential. He did note that the property tax on rental homes was not being collected. Mr. Cunningham wants the property tax roll brought up to date before any new valuation exercise is carried out. He felt that there were many eligible properties that are not making annual tax payments. There are approximately 6,000 foreigners who own property on Abaco. A few of these people are not on the tax roll as they bought land in the 1960s and 1970s before property tax came into effect in the Family Islands Mr. Cunningham made the interesting observation that more must be done in the private and public sectors to avoid pollution of all types. Ultimately, government must clean up the accumulated trash and pollution which is allowed to happen. He said is an expensive exercise which should not be necessary ss it uses government funds that could be spent for better things. Airport landing fees and temporary business licenses were other areas to be monitored and strengthened. Foreign contractors working here must obtain a temporary business license which is one percent of their contract. To assist in cross indexing information, businesses will be assigned a Personal Identification Number or PIN. The present National Insurance number may be used which would assist with National Insurance compliance. Using the PIN is expected to speed up the entry process and allow easier cross reference by the different agencies. As rental houses are brought into the revenue system, consideration will have to be made for issuing them a PIN. The entire spectrum of government agencies is being networked together into a vast computer system with real time access to the data in Nassau. One of the current obstacles lies with Batelco, whose wires and fiber optic cables have been selected to tie the system together into one vast network but which apparently has software problems getting the Abaco link online. This is holding up the implementation of credit card payment to government agencies on Abaco. Computer generated receipts will replace the myriad receipt books now used. To further assist the public, all payments to government may be made with any of the popular credit cards now in circulation. Bahamian or U. S. dollar checks for taxes, fees and other obligations may be mailed to the relevant departments or, as a last resort, to the Administrators office until further notice. Payments by U.S. check are accepted without exchange fees since government maintains a U.S. dollar account and these payments are accepted at face value. Government wants to expand the use electronic data transmission and storage. Mr. Ehurd Cunningham explained new procedures to increase revenue collecting to heads of government agencies on Abaco. The required technology and software upgrades to the network are now being acquired and staff training is now underway for the use of this technology.. Those attending the meeting were treated to an extensive lunch at the conclusion of a question and answer period.Treasury Will Switch to New Technogy

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 B TREASURE CAY #2407 Prime 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. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY RUBYS LOVE #3028 Comfortable 3 Bed, 2 Bath family home 5 minutes from Treasure Cays world famous white powder sandy beach. Needs some TLC but is fully furnished. $205,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY BEACH VILLA 715 #3076 Cozy 2 Bed, 2 Bath villa on beautiful Treasure Cay beach. Great family home, or vacation rental. Magnificent sunrises & sunsets at your doorstep! Wont last long. $460,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY SERENITY HOUSE #1660 Modern 5,600 sq.ft. 2 storey 4 Bed 4.5 Bath CBS home. Incredible ocean views from every room. 2 expansive lots with 290 ft. oceanfront. Newly refurbished, turn-key estate $4,900,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY SANDY SHORES #2934 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 & serene ambience. $1,700,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY HILLTOP ESTATES #2115 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. Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY HOMESWEET HOME #3032 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. Stan Sawyer 242. 477.5821 TREASURE CAY CROSSWINDS #2516 4 Bed 3 Bath 2,800 sq. ft. family home and apartment. Located in multi-millionaire neighbour-hood. Family room, 2 central A/Cs, 2 generators, 2 fresh water wells and garden. $820,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TILLOO CAY HUNKALOO #2724 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. Laurie Schreiner 242.367.5046 TREASURECAY GARDEN VILLA 675 #3072 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. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 SUGAR LOAF CAY PARROT POINT 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 TREASURE CAY SEAGRAPES #2887 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. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY MARSH HARBOUR #3100 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. Laurie Schreiner 242.367.5046 SUGAR LOAF CAY Parrot Point #2817 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. George Damianos 242.362.4211 SIRbahamas.com51506 TREASURE CAY CARIBE #2841 With just a 3 minute walk to fabulous Treasure Cay beach, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features landscaped property and a spacious master bedroom $215,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY TRANQUILITY #3070 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. Stan Sawyer 242. 477.5821 TREASURE CAY MY ISLAND RETREAT #3073 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. Stan Sawyer 242. 477.5821 GREEN TURTLE CAY Turtles Nest #3075 This large, immaculately landscaped property with main house, guest cottage, dock & fresh water swimming pool. Many extras! Fantastic Views! $3,800,000. Adajcent property with house for $990,000. Stan Sawyer 242. 477.5821 BAHAMA PALM SHORES #2753 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. Laurie Schreiner 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN ELBOW CAY MARSH HARBOUR TREASURE CAY GREEN TURTLE CAY. Waterfront lot overlooking Coco Bays harbour. with a dredged channel to an exisiting dock.. $650,000. #3031 TREASURE CAY. Canal lot on the north side of Galleon Bay Drive overlooking Carleton Point Development. $310,000 #3071 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821

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Page 4 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006 & : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 of the resort, Mr. Patrick Fetsch, and with Mr. Craig Roberts, developer of the Bahama Beach Club. Mimi Rehor took the group to the wild horse preserve where they could see the horses. A trip to Green Turtle Cay included visits to Bluff House and Green Turtle Cay. Although Ms. Walkines trip was a whirlwind, she became acquainted with many of the places that draw our visitors. She was accompanied by Tourism staff members Mr. Ellison Thompson, Deputy Director General; Ms. Angela Cleare, Senior Director, Out Islands; Ms. Geneva Cooper, Senior Director, Product Development; and Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism on Abaco. TourismFrom Page 1 Abaco is doing exceptionally well in terms of name recognition, repeat visitors and new visitors, and Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Guana Cay has the potential to boost Abacos profile to even greater heights, according to Director General of Tourism Vernice Walkine. During a recent two-day tour of Abaco, Ms. Walkine made her first visit to Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club Cay. She was accompanied by senior Tourism staff. The Director General and her team were given a guided tour of the BakersTour of Abaco Included Many DestinationsThe new Director General of in the Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Vernice Walkine, was favorably impressed with the Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club after she toured the new development. She is the fourth from the left and is shown with others on the visit. They are Dr. Livingston Marshall with Bakers Bay; Mr. Wayne Hall, Chief Councillor of the Hope Town District Council; Ms. Geneva Cooper, Senior Director with Tourism; Mr. Ellison Thompson, Deputy Director General in Tourism; Ms. Angela Cleare, Senior Director, Out Islands; and Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism for Abaco.Tourisms Director Was Impressed With Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean ClubBay property by Dr. Livingston Marshall, Senior VP, Environmental and Community Affairs for Bakers Bay, who explained details of the project, particularly as they relate to the development schedule, employment opportunities for Bahamians, economic impacts at the local and national levels and the overall environmental efforts of the project. The Tourism team was transported to Guana Cay from Marsh Harbour on board the developments luxurious yacht, the Discovery Once on the island they boarded a fleet of Land Rovers and golf carts that took them past the Bakers Bay nursery, where thousands of native flowers and plants are being cultivated, to the main compound which comprises five plush wooden bungalows including a dining room adorned with Amos Ferguson paintings, a deluxe spa and opulent bed and bath facilities boasting all the latest electronic gadgets and amenities. The walking tour led the Director General along wooden pathways which were lushly fringed with restored native vegetation and concluded with an elegant seafood lunch that was prepared and served by the Bahamian culinary staff of Bakers Bay, overlooking a breathtaking view of the ocean. Following the tour the Director General said she was very impressed with the development, especially as it provides both an upscale and environmentally sensitive visitor experience. It Pays toAdvertise Please see Tourism Page 18

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 B www.erabahamas.com SAND BAR ATCHEROKEEGreat potential for expansion, 2 acres of pristine waterfront property,small villa & restaurant buildings. Spectacular view of ocean and sound. #13088Price: $ 2,455,000www.erabahamas.com TOM CURRYS POINT HOMEHome with 360 ocean/harbour views. Access to deep sea and bone fishing/dockage. Close to Petes Pub for food & drinks. #13469$850,0000 LITTLE HARBOUR LOTSWater front and interior lots in quaint Little Harbour. With great elevation, extraordinary views. #13001Harbour $500,000 #13002Interior $170,000 MURPHY TOWNThis cute 2 bed, 1 bath home is located on 7 lots. Landscaped property has ample room for expansion or subdivision. #13475Price: $350,000 CHEROKEE HILLTOPExtraordinary property boasting scenic ocean views, located in a quiet private area with 1/2 acre lots available. #3035Price: $189,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESGreat starter home still under construction. One bed, 1 bath located in a quiet area. #13415Price: $95,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESLarge 4 bed, 4 bath furnished home sitting on 1/2 an acre in the quiet, safe community of Bahama Palm Shores. #13403Price: $540,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESLovely island style 3 bed, 3 bath beachfront home on one acre of property. #13081Price: $580,000 CASUARINA POINTWaterfront 4 bed, 2 bath home situated on 120 of sea walled property. Boaters dream. #13312Price: $600,000 #13348Price: $86,000 TOM CURRYS POINT IN LITTLE HARBOURSea to sea 2.68 acres with elevations. One bed, 1 bath home still under construction with private boat basin. Unbeatable views plus privacy. Overlooking Little Harbour and ocean. Finish this home to your liking and bring your boat. Deep sea and bone fishing. Petes Pub across th e Harbour. This wont last long. #13003 Price: $1,050,000 TURTLE ROCKSFabulous 1 acre+/beachfront properties with mature coconut trees. Sea of Abaco frontage, peaceful area. #13424$295,000 D D u u p p u u c c h h R R e e a a l l E E s s t t a a t t e e Marsh Harbour Office POBox AB 20340, Abaco, The Bahamas Tel.: (242) 367-0288 Fax: (242) 367-0289 e-mail: jamesanddonna@erabahamas.com TREASURE CAY Vacant lots with all amenities close by and utilities in place. Interior and Golf Course lots available. Starting from$20,000 LEISURE LEE Interior lots available with great coppice growth and within easy walking distance of beautiful, peaceful beach. Price $49,950 TURTLE ROCKS Private and secluded, yet only minutes from both Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Lots available. Starting from $49,950 RED BAY Over 12 acres with deepwater, shoreline, great elevation and views of the Sea of Abaco and the outer Cays. Price $495,000 CASUARINA POINT Canal front lot with ocean access in quiet community. Water, electricity, cable and phone ready. Price $95,000 YELLOWOOD Extraordinary hilltop property offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean and creeks. Spectacular homesite. Price $120,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Beautiful seaside community interior lots available with electricity/phones. Starting from $25,000 SAND BAR Lots with spectacular views of ocean and sound in ideal location. Good value lots, fantastic potential for development. Price $169,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS Own a peice of paradise. Two lots located on beautiful, secluded island. Electric/phone available. Each $48,000 15 May 06 LITTLE HARBOUR HOMETwo bed, 2 bath offers 360 ocean/harbour views. Walk to the beach, Petes Pub and attractions. Island living at its best. #13013$185,000 WATCHING BAYNew development near Cherokee Sound and Winding Bay. Ocean access to all lots, utilities are available. #13231Starting at $3 7,500UNDER OFFER UNDER OFFER

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Page 6 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006 Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081Aisle of Palm RealtyBrent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco 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. $355,000 1216 NEW EXCLUSIVE 3/2 home upstairs with 2/1 and 1/1 apartments downstairs. All units fully and tastefully furnished. A must see!! Call for more info. Yellowwood hillside 1208 Hillside lot with great views of Cherokee and the mainland beaches and ocean looking south and views of Winding Bay. 1226 Royal Harbour waterfront Ideal protected dockage in Marsh Harbour. Close to town, all underground utilities. 1 Apr 061 234 Beach Walk is a 3/2 home in the settlement of Guana Cay. Just steps to the beach. $299,900 Tilloo Sea to Sea 1107 Great new price on over 3 acres of bay and oceanfront land. Unlimited possibilities. We are a small company, BIG on SERVICE, and based on TRUST and HONESTY Watching Bay near Cherokee Sound offering lots starting at $45,000 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. $65,000 1265 Marsh Harbour commercial One acre prime commercial with 60' x 36' building. Lots of room for expansion. Priced Right!! 1258 Scotland Cay beach lot Half acre beach lot ready for dream home. Over 100' of pristine beach 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 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 Regattas of Abaco CONDO upstairs SOLD 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 Bahama Palm Shores Lot section 3 UNDER CONTRACT Sweeting Tract Lot 90 x 100 SOLD Bahama Palm Shores 3 lots UNDER CONTRACT 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 15 May 06Jennifer Hudson A town meeting was held on April 24 at the courthouse in Marsh Harbour led by officials of the Bahamas National Trust to discuss management planning for the Abaco National Park. A disappointing number of persons turned out for this meeting on a subject which is very important for the people of Abaco. Facilitator for the evening was Eric Carey, Director of Parks with the Bahamas National Trust, assisted by Chara Moss, Community Liaison and Parks Planning Officer, and Chris Bergh, Director of the Florida Keys Program with the Nature Conservancy. Also with the Please see National Park Page 8 The Bahamas National Trust, which is entrusted with the administration of all Bahamian national parks, is developing a plan for the Abaco National Park. The park was officially established in 1994 with its primary goal of preserving the habitat for the Abaco parrots. The BNT staff held meetings in several towns on Abaco to get input from local people on what uses they would like for the park. The group here is in Marsh Harbour and is listening to Mr. Eric Carey, who chaired the meetings.Bahamas National Trust Seeks Local Inputteam was Tamiko Thompson, a stakeholder from Andros who is a fisherman and environmentalist. These people came to share their vision for a National Park System on Abaco with an Abaco National Park in the South extending from Crossing Rocks to Holein-the-Wall. The Bahamas National Trust is seeking to have all national parks effectively managed. Mr. Carey stated that during the late 80s and into the 90s it became clear that indigenous populations in such areas as the Amazon, Africa and Indonesia were being left out of decision-making, which affected their livelihood. The expert knowledge for change, they realised is within a local community and therefore people must be involved in the decision making process. Hence their meetings with communities within The Bahamas. It became clear many years ago that we needed to establish a national park on the mainland of Abaco and hundreds of letters were received by then Prime Minister, Sir Lyndon Pindling, from schoolchildren on Abaco as to why it was important to save their parrots. A park was created with local support, but then it was allowed tostagnate and become just a paper project, stated Mr. Carey. At a recent workshop in Nassau, groups from Abaco, Nassau and Andros identified targets to be protected in the national park along with threats to be considered. Daily meetings were held with targeted individuals such as police, customs, tourism, urban renewal and government officials. An invitation is now being extended for people to participate in the planning of a management plan for the Abaco National Park. It is hoped by December to have a first draft, with ensuing comments incorporated by February/March and a final draft agreement for a Management Plan to be finalised a year from now. Goals and objectives for the Abaco National Park were listed as: Maintain or increase the population of the Bahamian parrot. Promote more natural forest structure. Targets listed for protection were: parrots, pine forest, coppice, fresh wetlands, blue holes, game animals (wild boar), other birds, Atola butterfly, rocky shore/mangrove, beach, groundwater and land crabs. Some time was devoted to the discussion of hunting, and it was stated that there are various issues to be worked out regarding hunting, one of them being that hunting should take place when birds are not nesting. Mr. Carey stated that the Bahamas National Trust must work closely with the hunters as they have used this large area for years. He said that he understood that it will take time, and the plans are long-range. The hunters will have a lot of valuable input, and we must make them our allies.

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 B Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayOnly 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!Ekali lies in a lush tropical setting on the Sea of Abaco which offers breathtaking views of the ocean. Now you can be a part of this idyllic community by the sea. There are 6 available,1/2 Acre lots w/ own dock slip. All of these lovely homesites come with full access to the facilities of Ekali Estates. This includes, magnificent oceanfront, own dock slip in brand new marina, lush landscaped grounds and pool. Incredible 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. #2175 $1,200,000Tamarind Hill White Sound Casuarina PointEXCLUSIVE LISTINGS Ocean View Cottage Lubbers Quarters #1926 $518,000Ocean view Cottage is a one of a kind tree house secluded in Lubbers Quarters Cay. On the side of Ocean view Cottage is a hill that is 50ft above sea-level. The living room w/ hardwood floors & 6 French doors which open onto a screened porch is on the main floor. The porch wraps around on 3 sides w/ an enticing view from every door to window. This charming cottage is a must see! Sits 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 $1,200,000This 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 CayCall 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 Kashmir 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 1 storey, 3 bed, 2 bath very attractive, well built home is constructed w/ aluminum & hurricane proof glass. This home is spacious & can accommodate a very large family. The kitchen is ideal for entertaining, w/ lovely breakfast area. Kashmir HouseEkali by The Sea, Hope Town#1929 $1,100,000Breathtaking views await you once you are standing upon this lovely 10,000 square foot hill top property in Long Beach. Lot # 370 is a corner lot with great elevation and views of the open Atlantic Ocean. Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood about 30 minutes south of Marsh Harbour with quality neighbours to entertain once you build your dream home. Long Beach #2205 $75,500 Ekali by The Shore Hope Town #1927 $310,000

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Page 8 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006 COMMERCIAL DOCKSPRIVATE DOCKSSEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONBOAT LIFTSDOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564 P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine ConstrConstr ConstrConstr Constr uctionuction uctionuction uction Atlantic Water Front Exclusive over 2 acres, over 350 frontage, overlooking Winding Bay Beach, breathtaking view of Atlantic. Can be subdivided. $625,000 Business for Sale Exclusive excellent location, great income provider, Marsh Harbour area. Call for details. Boat Slip with Hill Top Lot, Near Aunt Pats Bay. Ocean and White Sound harbour views. $355,000 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 Hunters Are the Prime Users of the ParkIt was stated that on Abaco hunters will be allowed to hunt within the National Park with cooperation. This will be the only park like that in The Bahamas as all others are look but dont touch. Opportunity was given for the audience to share its vision of what needs to be included in the management plan to sustain it as a viable ecosystem. Points discussed were: Threats from feral cats and dogs, wild boar population, wild pigeon hunting areas, hunting procedures for game animals, replenishment areas of the game animals. Mr. Carey stated that parks have no real value unless people enjoy them, so access must be provided for people to come and enjoy nature. The objective is to get people into the national parks. A visitor centre with displays will be onsite and may be extended to Cross Harbour. Boardwalks, kayaking and possibly a campsite for school and church groupsBahamas National Trust Asks for Hunters inputThe management of the Bahamas National Trust held several public meetings in Marsh Harbour and towns south for ideas for managing the park in South Abaco. On April 27 hunters were invited to present their views as this is the only park in The Bahamas where hunters rights are recognized. Of the 15 persons attending the meeting, only three were hunters and the organizers were disappointed at the poor representation. Mr. Pericles Maillis undertook to schedule another meeting in early July and vowed to have a larger representation of hunters present. It turns out that the hunters are a vital element to ensure the parks success and input was wanted directly from them. Concerns were initially raised that the hunters would be at odds with the native parrot which was a prime reason the park was created. The season for the white crown pigeon is mid-October through March. The wild hogs can be hunted year-round but they are generally hunted in a similar season as the pigeons as the weather is cooler and more agreeable. Original concerns related to the hunters upsetting the parrots during their nesting season, but this is during the period when the hunting is minimal. The hogs are destructive, and keeping their numbers down is beneficial to the parks future. It was suggested that portions of the park could be designated as a no-take zone, allowing the hogs to reproduce unmolested National Trust From Page 6 are planned. Zoning plans will be very important as some areas, such as parrot nesting sites, will always have to be closed. The infrastructure will be a model of environmentally sensitive development. Funding is the big question, and a business plan must be developed. Funds must be in place for infrastructure and maintenance and could come from user fees from hunters, concessions, endowments and sponsors. The Bahamas National Trust is short on personnel, but through their efforts and collaboration with other groups such as Friends of the Environment, it is felt that this can be worked out. Persons present were encouraged to keep their eyes and ears open and tell others so that we can gather strength as we go forth. Further meetings were scheduled with the residents of Sandy Point, Cherokee Sound and finally close with a meeting with the hunters on Thursday at the courthouse in Marsh Harbour. and venture out into the open areas. The main concern of those hunters present was about potential conflict with bird watchers who might be roaming in the park at dawn. Early morning hours are the prime hunting times for the hogs. The two principle organizers from the Bahamas National Trust, Mr. Eric Carey and Mr. Pericles Maillis, were disappointed but felt that progress was being made. No conclusions were made, and it is hoped that the July meeting will give more input. The Abaco National Park

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 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. May 15th2006 NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACTNEW LISTING Green Turtle Cay#5532-Beach house on Bita Bay features 2beds/2bath and panoramic views of the turquoise ocean. Ideal spot for great snorkeling just off shore. Central A/C, fully equipped kitchen, water maker and more. Great rental 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. $750,000.00-Call Mailin ManjackCay-10 acres of property with beautiful beachfront at both ends. Protected anchorage on west side. Close to Green Turtle Cay. Great development property $2,000,000-Call one of our agents today! Green Turtle Cay#5191 Luxurious home located on a 2.5 mile sandy beach. Consists of five bedrooms, four bathrooms with wrap around verandas. Careful craftsmanship and attention to detail describes this villa. Offered at $2,300,000-Call Chris Green Turtle Cay-#5347 This island dream is a rare find for the discerning yachtsman whos looking for privacy and all the amenities the island has to offer. 2 bed/2bath home also has a private dock and dredged channel. Offered at $2,300,000.00-Call Chris 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. Vacant Lots Yellowwood 2H-# 5484-37,368 sq.ft., 184 on the Atlantic, $275,000.00 2B-#5492-33,690 sq.ft., $82,000.00 Close to The AbacoClub on Winding Bay and only minutes from Cherokee SoundCall 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 Leisure Lee-PRICE REDUCED#5366-3 bed, 2bath 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 Vacant Lots for Sale Green Turtle Cay Three lots situated on the Atlantic Ocean with over 90 ft. of beach front each lot. $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. $550,000 1/2 Acre lot on Blacksoundideal for a dock and home site. Owner financing available. $602 ,000.00 Building lot with a shared 100 dock on beautiful Blacksound. Just outside of the settlement and near to beaches at Gillam Bay. $550,000 Vacant Lots for Sale BahamaPalm Shores Several lots, approx. in size, $37,000.00 eachCall Ma ilin (NEW LISTING) Vacant Lot Long Beach Corner Lot, acre in size, access to powder white beach, $55,00 0.00-Call Mailin Vacant Lot Treasure Cay Galleon Bay -Canal front, 122 sea walled, 20,000 sq.ft. $305,000.00Call Claudius (NEW LISTING)NEW LISTINGDolphin Beach Estates, GuanaCay#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 $307,000.00-Call Mailin NEW LISTINGLubbers -#5617-Lubbers is a 25 minute boat ride from Marsh Harbour. This lot comprises 10,094 sq.ft and is one lot in from the Sea of Abaco. $110,000.00-Call one of our agents today NEW LISTING Mr. Claudius Rolle Marsh Harbour Office Ph. # 242-367-2992 Mrs. Lee Pinder Cherokee Sound Tel.# 242-366-2053 BahamaPalm Shores#5670This 2acre beachfrontparcel features approx. 4,876 sq.ft of living space. Boastingisland craftsmanship and architecture,this3 bedroom home is truly a must see. 220 of beachfront, generator and in ground pool. $1,150,000.00Call Mailin Yellowwood-#5427-This 1bed/1bath home is not yet completed. Constructed of wood & durable cement siding. Located on lot 19Q it comprises 24,621 sq.ft. $150,000.00Call Mailin BahamaPalm Shores#5667This beachfront lot comprises 83,842sq.ft 200 stretches across a powder white beach. The lot is 400 ft deep. Build your new home with a gazebo to enjoy the views of Atlantic Ocean. Electricity and water are in place. $600,000.00Call MailinNEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

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Page 10 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006 Regardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIPDaily Service Marsh Harbour Melbourne Treasure Cay Orlando Intl. Daytona Beach Jacksonville South Abaco NewsCherokee SoundSummer Has ArrivedBy Lee Pinder You know summer has arrived when you hear the children playing out by the Long Dock every afternoon. Parents and children alike enjoy our Long Dock as well as our many visitors. The Long Dock needed extensive repairs after the last hurricane. Volunteers have replaced most of the planking, many of the ground pins, extended the overall length, installed two new set of steps and expect to install a third set of steps at the end of the dock. All the repair work over the years has been done by volunteers with funding for materials paid for mostly by private donations. But, I truly believe this is a labour of love because the Long Dock is what Cherokeemen are most proud of.School NewsThanks to a few recent fund raisers the work on the school roof has finally been completed. The next project includes a railing for along the walkway with a set of steps in the center for easy access to the playground and gardening area. Even though all the sponsorship monies have not yet been collected, it is estimated that the Rock-A-Thon raised over $3,000, with another $6,000 from donations and fund raisers from Little Harbour and almost $800 from The Sea Shell Show. These added monies will first be applied to the school maintenance and improvements already in progress, but will help to pay for an up-coming field trip the students will be taking to Andros. On May 18 eight students and six adults will take a long awaited field trip to Fresh Creek on Andros. They hope to view the AUTEC Base where an Arts and Crafts exhibition will take place, take a visit to the Androsia Factory to see how the famous Bahamian batik fabric is made as well as visit some other points of interest. These field trips broaden the students education and give them a chance to see more of their own country and meet other children their own age. As a stopover, they will be spending a night in Nassau where they will receive free passes for Atlantis, which they always enjoy. A recent Fun Day was a big success with the kids enjoying all types of races and games, where the two school groups teamed up against each other for a day of competition with the Eagles beating out the Falcons 12 to 11, very close, indeed.Planning Meeting for the Abaco National ParkThe Bahamas National Trust held a meeting on April 26 in Cherokee Sound at the Community Center to discuss a proposed management plan for the Abaco National Park. A 22,000 acres natural preserve set aside about fifteen years ago by government primarily to protect the Abaco national parrot. One of the first things that was pointed out was that what was absolutely necessary to complete this project was community involvement, help from conservation groups, such as Friends of the Environment present at this meeting, and assistance from the Bahamian government to make it all happen. Through the auspices of the Bacardi Family Foundation, the Bahamas National Trust and the Nature Conservancy, worldwide conservation organization, together with a lot of hard work and concentrated effort by the local Friends organization are all trying to save the wildlife in our area. But, first and foremost, it is important that the people of Abaco want this to happen. Through a slide presentation Sharon Moss, Community Liaison and Planning Officer for The Bahama National Trust, explained to the audience of Cherokee, Little Harbour and Casuarina Point residents and hunters the importance of good management planning. She laid out rough proposals of what had already been put forward, asked what we expect and want from a national park and what our vision for the future of the park would be. She was backed up by Chris Bergh from The Nature Conservancy Director of the Florida Keys Program, now assisting with this project, who was able to answer many of the questions put forward by the audience. Together with maps and a handout sheet outlining the proposed targets and examples for the parks goals and objectives, they were able to pique additional interest and draft some new and important suggestions towards the outcome of the program. One of the main points brought out concerned the hunting of the white crown pigeon and wild boar. Mr. Bergh stated that he understood that this provision had already been addressed when the initial agreement for the land was set up. However, he did admit some trepidation with regard to the safety of the parrots and any tourists or visitors to the park as well as the surrounding flora and fauna and suggested certain hunting areas be set apart and well marked to avoid accidents. He did point out that a special meeting was being set aside to discuss the hunters position and that it would be taking place on the following evening in Marsh Harbour. He encouraged all hunters to attend. A marine park was proposed for an area around Cherokee Sound be set up to save what is left of the conch population. Mr. Bergh suggested that this meeting was only to address the goals of the already established park. Although the proposal was a very valid concern, it would, in fact, have to be set up as a completely new project. Even though this is a topic that is often brought up casually, it seems no one is willing to take that first step and do something about it, except talk. Similar type town meetings were held in Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point, all trying to spur public interest and community participation. The meeting in Cherokee kept up a lively interaction and brought out some new points of interest for consideration towards the final management agreement for the Abaco National Park. Everyone who attended the meeting seemed pleased with the progress that had already been made.

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 BWINDWARD 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 WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES Bahama Sunset Canal front two storey CBS home with 141 ft. water frontage with dock. Upper level has living / dining / kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite bath, den / optional bedroom and bath, and large covered dock. Downstaris 1 bed / 1 bath / living also large garage / workshop. Unique property with fantastic sunset view as well as sunrise ocean view. $1,107,000 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 STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and stufff. Starting at $25,000 CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity Ccanal front condo and cottage units with available boat slips Starting at $680,000 +14%closing 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 $650,000 + 14% closing 4. 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 ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool 3 bed / 3 bath upper end unit, 12 wide slip with boat lift, includes golf cart. $553,500 2 bed / 2 bath lower unit, 16 wide slip, includes golf cart and 22 boat $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 ROYAL POINCIANA Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and tennis 2 bed / 2 bath downstairs end unit with wrap-around deck. Never rented. Fully and tastefully furnished. Special must see unit. $738,000 VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE Ocean front properties Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. Sand Piper Beach Sunrise Point Beginning at $875,000 Canal Front Beginning at $264,500 Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded Beginning at $175,000 Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $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 SANDPIPER BEACH Lacey Daze Hard to beat the layout and location of this special CBS home. Ocean front with patio access are living / dining / kitchen / den (optional bedroom) / master bedroom with ensuite bath. Other rooms include guest bedroom and bath, powder room, double gargage and utility / workshop area in addition to private 1 bedroom efficiency apartment. Many features. MUST SEE. $2,337,000 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 widows 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 / Harbours 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 UNDER CONTRACT SOLD UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTassistant. Lanae Brown will graduate this year from Agape Christian School where she was awarded one of the Outstanding Students in Bahamian Schools Award. She plans to attend The College of the Bahamas and obtain a degree in secondary education in math. She is the daughter of Clyde and Charmaine Cornish of Blackwood. Kateca Dawkins, daughter of Audrey Dawkins of Murphy Town, is presently attending Florida Metropolitan University and is pursuing a degree in computer informations science. Kateca is a 2001 graduate of Abaco Central High School. Kezia Etienne, daughter of Lennie and Jerutha Etienne of Dundas Town, has been accepted at the College of The Bahamas. She graduated in 2005 from Long Bay School where she was awarded an Outstanding Students in Bahamian High Schools Academic Award for three years. Kezia plans on pursing a degree in medicine. Ervin Joseph attended Abaco Central High School, graduating in 2004. He is presently a freshman at Miami-Dade Community College where he is pursuing a degree in secondary vocational education. He is the son of Jeanise Pierre of Marsh Harbour. Wonsha Joseph, daughter of Abdoney and Marie Pubien of Marsh Harbour, graduated from Long Bay School in 2004. She has been accepted at Antellean Adventist University in Puerto Rico and will be studying psychology. Lathera Lightbourn is the daughter of Ellen and Lunsworth Lightbourn of Sandy Point and will graduate from Abaco Central High School this year. Lathera plans on attending the College of The Bahamas where she will be seeking a degree in business management. Rebecca Russell has been accepted at Western Kentucky University where she will be seeking a degree in nursing. She is the daughter of Charlene Russell of Marsh Harbour and is a 2002 graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Brittany Benjamin and Jessica Higgs were both awarded a one-time grant in recognition of their outstanding academic excellence. Brittany will graduate this June from Forest Heights Academy and plans on attending Florida Southern College where she will major in pre-medicine. Brittany is the daughter of Derek and Terry Benjamin of Marsh Harbour. Jessica Higgs is the daughter of Laurence and Monica Higgs of Marsh Harbour and is a 2005 graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She is currently a freshman at Valdosta State University in Georgia where she plans to obtain a degree in biology and go into the field of medicine. These students were selected from a field of 31 applicants. They were evaluated on their success in the academic subjects, on their motivation to succeed in their post high school education, on their maturity and personal investment in their own education and in the realistic goals they have set for themselves. They join the students from the past five years for whom Abaco Pathfinders has provided financial assistance. Applications for the 2007-2008 school year will be available on-line this coming November at: www.abacopathfinders.org.Pathfinders Gives 11 More Students Scholarships PathfindersFrom Page 1

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Page 12 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006Showing Integrity Every Day www.grahamrealestate.comEkali EstatesVilla San Paulo is a spacious, beautiful, 3 bed, 2 bath villa resembling a Swiss chalet. It also features wide, covered decks which are ideal for entertaining just 20ft from the sea. Only a step away from the villa is a beautiful 27ft swimming pool edging the sea with a cabana at one end which affords spectacular views to those relaxing within. Under contract. The Main House on 2 levels is Ekali, a beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath house that has a rich English flair. The Guest Quarters are on the ground level & boast another 2 bed, 2 bath with full kitchen, open dining & sitting room. Just outside the lovely French doors on the sea side is a spacious deck. $2,100,000 Set back on a hill Kashmir 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 very attractive, well built home sits at the center of the estate and is constructed with aluminum & hurricane proof glass. This home is spacious & can accommodate a very large family. $1,600,000 Alcantara I & Alcantara II are 2 identical 4 bed, 4 bath homes, built using the best craftsmanship. Alcantara I & 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 2 homes sit a large, spacious 35ft. pool. $1,750,000 LOTS for sale 1 available 1/4 Acre = $201,000 1 available 1/2 Acre with 1 bed cottage = $430,000 6 available 1/2 Acre = $301,000 All of these lovely homesites come with full access to the facilities of Ekali Estates. This includes, magnificent oceanfront, 60ft dock, lush landscaped grounds and pool. Ekali Estate is a magnificent commercial property consisting of 5 upscale villas, 1 cozy cottage & now 6 newly subdivided homesites. 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. Now you can be a part of this idyllic community by the sea. Choose from one of the unique existing homes or purchase a parcel on which to build your dream home. Call Patti Love at Graham Real Estate today to find out more about this exciting investment opportunity!NOW SUBDIVIDED INTO AN OCEANFRONT COMMUNITY WITH EXISTING HOMES & LOTS FOR SALEEkali EstatesPatti LoveOffice: (242) 366-0601 Cell: (242) 554-9429 Fax: (242) 366-0602Regional Offices: Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 335-5464Email: patti@grahamrealestate.com Cold BeersCold Beers Cold BeersCold Beers Cold Beers Cubed IceCubed Ice Cubed IceCubed Ice Cubed Ice Huge Wine Selection Huge Wine Selection Huge Wine Selection Huge Wine Selection Huge Wine SelectionWeekly Specials Quantity DiscountsFree Delivery Friendly ServiceConveniently LocatedWW WW W e offer a large selection of bar accessories e offer a large selection of bar accessories e offer a large selection of bar accessories e offer a large selection of bar accessories e offer a large selection of bar accessories OPEN MONDA OPEN MONDA OPEN MONDA OPEN MONDA OPEN MONDA Y SAY SA Y SAY SA Y SA TURDATURDA TURDATURDA TURDA Y 9am-6pm Y 9am-6pm Y 9am-6pm Y 9am-6pm Y 9am-6pmHope THope T Hope THope T Hope T ownown ownown own Abaco, Abaco Abaco, Abaco Abaco TT TT T el: 366-0567 F el: 366-0567 F el: 366-0567 F el: 366-0567 F el: 366-0567 F axax axax ax : 366-0157: 366-0157 : 366-0157: 366-0157 : 366-0157 Email:lighthouseliquors@hotmail Email:lighthouseliquors@hotmail Email:lighthouseliquors@hotmail Email:lighthouseliquors@hotmail Email:lighthouseliquors@hotmail .com.com .com.com .com The funeral for Thelma Cynthia Williams, 73, of Sandy Point was held on April 29th at the Zion Baptist Church in Sandy Point. Rev. Dr. Michael C. Symonette, Rev. Napolean Roberts and Rev. Dr. Carrington S. Pinder officiated. Interment was in the Sandy Point Public Cemetery. She is survived by her adopted daughters, Louise Robinson, Elise Aderley, Mavis Williams, Gardenia, Garnell and Sheila Grant, Louise Green, Keva Dean, Denise McKinney, Janet Saunders and Daphne Burrows; adopted sons, Hershel Davis, Joseph OBrian, Eric McKinney, Neron Green, Ulcan McKinney and Ricardo Brennen; brothers, Cornelius, Rio, Donald and Dashwell Williams; sisters, Willimae Duncombe, Beverly Storr, Ennis Pinder, Theresa Williams and Winifred Duncombe; sisters-in-law, Jackie Williams and Ettamae Williams; sons-in-law, Emenius Robinson, Bradley Fox Sr., Kyle Weech Sr., Charles Grant and Lonsworth Bain; many nieces and nephews; grandchildren including, Rodenia, Denrodo, Bradley Jr., Angelo, Cathlyn, Kyle Jr., Kyree, Kyra, Kadajiah, Domynyque; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends The funeral for Walter McIntosh 65, of Coopers Town was held on April 29th at the Church of God Cathedral in Coopers Town. Bishop Archilus Cooper officiated assisted by Pastor Jollian McIntosh and Rev. Hubert Edgecombe. Interment was in the Southside Cemetery in Coopers Town. He is survived by his wife, Alene McIntosh; sons, Michael (Ned), Jollian, Danny, Walter Jr., Canton and Elvis; daughters, Marjorie, Marilyn, Priscilla and Vokia; brothers, Fletcher, Leroy and Harrington; sisters, Geneieve and Arlene; adopted sisters, Celita Sawyer, Nathalie and Freda; father-in-law, Erskine Wells; mother-in-law, Ruth Wells; sons-in-law, Gordon, Garnett, Franrico; daughters-inlaw, Vivian, Coretta, Vangie, Pevan, Lavina and Tamara; uncle, Rollins McIntosh; sisters-in-law, Celeste Keva, Diane, Della, Shirley, Barbara, Valerie, Eleanor, Lilian, Eloise and Virginia; brothers-in-law, Jonathan, Fred Erskin Jr., Roosevelt, Toni, Charlie, Alphonso, Augustin, Witney and Wellington; grandchildren, Renesse, Regina, Reneka, Gordina, Geno, Prisca, Serrano, Phylicia, Madia, Michael, Algerio, Vanessa. Garvin, Garneth Shaniqua, Evalina, Cemie, Anqunique, Javal, Jacora, Thasi, Thaja, Jayden, Rashnae, Razheme, Raqusha, Lasha, Lashario, Angelo and Tamashia; great-grandchildren, Jerona, Kellin, Anthony, Anton Jr. and Montreal; nieces and nephews, Phillippa, Nerissa, McArthur, Alexander, Audley, Jerry, Christopher, Tamika, Marietta, Clara, Emmanuel, Pheon, Judy, Karen, Quincy, Kelly and Kristie; great-grandnieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe to The Abaconian Today

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 B Abaco Real Estate AgencyAbacos 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, CHEROKEENew Subdivision, limited number of investor lots available. Interior lots from $50,000 Ocean view lots from $190,000 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 GrossLONG BEACHInterior Lots from $55,000 Lots with Great Ocean views from $120,000 lGUANA CAY l lGUANA CAYUnique Business Opportunitiesl lHOPE TOWN lLUBBERS lTILLOO CAY lORCHID BAY1.07 acre lot 144waterfront 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., $315,000 each1 VACANT LOT10,400+ sq. ft. great views, near Boat Harbour, $135,000SEASHORE 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-key. Must be seen to be appreciated. By appointment only. B$2,875,000 Gross. (Exclusive of 1/2 Stamp Tax and Purchases own legal fees)EXCLUSIVE LISTING BYAPPOINTMENT ONLY@ 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 TOWN50waterfront 300deep in Hope Town Harbour on Back Creek $570,000 grossLUBBERS2 acres 115waterfront $600,000 grossNew Abaco Ocean Club LUBBERS Lots 39 & 40 $99,000 gross eachGREAT CISTERN3 bed 2 1/2 bath home 3,179sq. ft. plus 2/2 cottage 1000 sq. ft. both fully furnished and turn key. Located on a hill top with great views. Reduced to $670,000 grossCOMMERCIALLOTnear Spooners Dept. Store $150,000COMMERCIALBUILDINGacross from Golden Grouper $520,000REGATTAS OF ABACO4 2/2 fully furnished Units 203, 302, 303 & 503 $315,000 gross eachSUNRISE BAYonly 7 lots remain in this beautiful subdivision from $170,000CROSSING BEACH AREA3/4 acre 138waterfront $365,000CENTRALPINES ESTATESLarge Interior Lot 15,690 sq $35,000BUSTIC BAY5 minutes north of Marsh Harbour Two 1/2 acre lots w/ 100waterfront each $99,000GIFT SHOPCentral A/C, Ice Cream Freezer, soda cooler, chest freezer, bathroomLAUNDROMAT5 Washers & 5 Dryers, bathroomSTORAGE BUILDING22,000 Gallon Cistern, r/o water maker, Ice Maker, 3 Big Chest Freezers, Central A/C., 100kw GeneratorDOCK250 ft. x 8 ft wide dock & 2 beach 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 PELICAN SHORES HARBOURFront Lot located on exclusive Pelican Shores. This 26400+ sq. ft. Residential lot sits on an elevated hill top with 360 views of the Harbour & Sea of Abaco, property is landscaped with electricity & water installed. Utilities supplied at your private dock on the harbour. Waterfront is 162 +/and has a new dock that is 90x 8L shared with an additional 15x 15area that can have a roof installed to provide shade.B$1,225,000 Gross (Exclusive of 1/2 Stamp Tax and Purchases own legal fees)

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Page 14 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006 J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: abacobill@batelnet.bs Abaco Agent Hideaway, Great Cistern CayLike new 3/2 masterbuilt waterfront home with 40dock, covered terrace, wonderful elevation and views, great neighbourhood. $575,000Waterfront, Guana Cay3 1/2 acres Sea to Sea property just south of Orchid Bay. 215 of bay frontage with 15deeded easement to the beach. $895,000Waterway, Sand Bank CreekWaterfront home with private dock and dredged channel. 3/2 plus games room, conservatory dining room and deck. $375,000Beachview, Turtle RocksLovely 16,000 sq. ft. homesite in private community. Natural elevation, direct beach access and great Sea of Abaco views. $58,800Gumelemi House, Central PinesVery stylish 3/2 home with high ceilings, carport, laundry room and fenced yard, Borders conservation land, ready for occupancy. $205,000Summerwind, Guana CayThe perfect beach house! Simple, casual and carefree. 2/2 plus porches, access to two beaches. Short drive to settlement, rental history. $345,000Beachfront, Turtle RocksTwo one-acre properties each with 100 of beautiful Sea of Abaco frontage. Convenient, quality neighbourhood with protective covenants. $208,500Waterway, Sand Bank Creek1 acre with 95Sea of Abaco frontage, dredged channel and private boat ramp. Secluded but only minutes to cays, bonefish or blue water. $125,000Bill Thorndycraft & Sandra EvansPhone: (242) 367-0365 Cell: (242) 357-6638www.AbacoAgent.comSandra Evans Real Estate Sales By Robert Wilson In many ways the Lessings are no different from many of todays young professionals. Doug was actively involved in an up and coming dot.com type venture and his wife, Grace, having recently finished medical school, was establishing herself as an eye surgeon. They drove new cars, had started a family and could occasionally take time to vacation in and around Nantucket Sound. For most couples, any suggestion of a lengthy vacation would have been met with a host of excuses, but according to Doug, The challenges of our careers and the demands for our time had become so intense that we decided it was more important for us to focus on the family. While some would have considered their plan impractical, the Lessings disengaged themselves from a rather comfortable lifestyle on Long Island, New York, moved aboard their Acadia 32-foot cruiser and set out to enjoy the richness of family life while cruising the islands of The Bahamas. Lexie, Jillian and Lindsay gathered Bentley, the familys three-year old Springer Spaniel, and enthusiastically moved aboard Tide Pool with their parents in full control. The older sisters, Lexie and Jillian, would be home schooled during their sabbatical, and Lindsay, well, she was just a happy, energetic two-year-old. Everyone easily adjusted to the new lifestyle, and before long the crew was affectionately being referred to as the Lessing girls. Upon their arrival on Abaco, they visited Green Turtle Cay. The clear waters and sandy beaches provided a wonderful place for the family to explore, and several of Lexie and Jillians school projects centered on their beach combing experiences. Lindsay and Dad would take time to shuttle Bentley ashore while the others studied, and the dinghy trips provided an ideal opportunity for a little shell collection of their own. Weather permitting, Doug and Grace would relocate Tide Pool to experience and explore the unique characteristics of the various cays. Occasionally they would anchor out, but when possible they would take advantage of lower seasonal rates and secure dockage at one of the nearby marinas. During their initial visit to Marsh Harbour the family joined the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club and during their stay were able to take part in many of the clubs activities and enjoyed the beach side amenities of Boat Harbour Marina. A schedule soon developed two daily walks for Bentley, a morning classroom session, which became known as Tide Pool Academy, and the two to three hour individual study time sessions. Doug and Grace followed age appropriate study plans, teaching the girls subjects based upon their own strengths and interests. For anyone walking by the boat the morning sessions were intriguing; everyone was closely huddled around the table, reading or drawing intently; and everyone appeared focused on the project at hand. It was interesting to discover how a snorkeling trip or walk along the beach could so easily become a teaching session. We studied the fauna of The Bahamas, recalled Lexie, and tomorrow we will be studying the various fish while snorkeling down at Fowl Cay. The girls were encouraged to maintain a journal of their experiences, and each contributed poems to a family website regarding their experiences. Living aboard an Acadian 32 became rather tight quarters for this active famA cruising family found Abaco to be an ideal place to spend time on their 32-foot cruiser, Tide Pool. Two daughters of Grace and Doug Leesings did their school lessons daily aboard the boat while a younger daughter tended to their dog. 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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B 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 "One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #455) 1 bed, 1 bath fully furnished ground floor poolside unit. Mariners Cove offers pool, tennis courts, laundry facilities, on site management, good rental potential. Price $200,000."One Bedroom Mariners 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 Lot(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.Rocks Cleft(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 Property(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:Turtles Rock(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 Lots(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 Acreage(Ref#381) Two 1 acre parcels, featuring 150-200 feet of water front on protected Bustick Bight, located just 6 miles north of Marsh Harbour, open zoning, ideal location. Call for pricing.SPLIT ROCK:Waterfront Parcels(Ref#299) Large waterfront lot(s) in new Split Rocks 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.SCOTLAND CAY:Waterfront Lot(Ref#319) Large lot with 125 feet on Sea of Abaco, Private island with air strip, elevations up to 50+/$500,000.MARSH HARBOUR:Great Abaco Residential Lot(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."Peace & Plenty"(Ref #503) Splendid 7 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2 storey, fully furnished Ocean Blvd beachfront estate, situated on 1.453 superbly landscaped acres with 163 feet of spectacular beach frontage, magnificent views, covered balconies, superior finishes, guest cottage, ideal location with privacy. $3,800,000."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 House(Ref #350) Fabulous 2 storey 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath, fully furnished, plus efficiency, pool, 80' beach frontage, recently renovated $2,300,000.Oceana(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."Alexandre"(Ref #510) 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath harbour front residence, 3,000+s/f with loft, CBS construction with high ceilings, French doors overlooking harbour, 60 dock plus boat lift, landscaped double garage, screened patio, fully furnished, pool, Price $1,850,000."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 $1,200,000."Harbours 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 Mariners 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 Mariners 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. $350,000.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 VACATIONRENTALS15 May, 2006 ily of five. At times fellow cruisers, missing their own grandchildren, would volunteer to supervise. Carolyn entertained aboard Gypsy Common where the girls prepared a few art projects and read some books; Brant and Eleanor aboard the vessel Lazy Bones surprised the older daughter with a birthday party. The Lessing girls enjoyed the company of a several others among their age group Joey, who was visiting with his parents from Westport, Connecticut, and Katrina, who was living full-time with her parents aboard Escape Velocity. Managing and amusing three active daughters could become a challenge for anyone, but Grace seemed to thrive on the childrens energy and was able to find time to incorporate personal scuba diving into her busy schedule. Keith Rogers, a diving instructor for Dive Abaco, provided individual instruction for Grace, and during these sessions Doug and the girls snorkeled and took time to improve their underwater photography skills. When the cold fronts began to weaken and the early signs of spring approached, it was clear the time had come for the crew of Tide Pool to depart their new found paradise and begin their northern journey. Six-year-old Jillian had already been dreaming of pizza and Lexie, now nine, was anxious to share her poetry and pictures with friends back home. But as usual, two-year-old Lindsay remained flexible. You may ask yourself, why would anybody do this? There were three reasons Lexie, Jillian, and Lindsay, added Grace. How else can you explain it? We wanted our family to enjoy some quality time together, and we have had a wonderful time watching the girls as they enjoyed the wonders of the world around them. The Lessings sent us an email when they arrived home. Our bed was wonderful, my favorite chair is as comfortable as ever, he wrote. The girls have gone to bed, and Im thinking about writing an article, or maybe even a book. If you would like to experience The Bahamas as it has been so beautifully recorded by this most remarkable family, you will want to visit www.tidepooladventures.blogspot.com. CruisingFrom Page 14 The Board of Directors of Cable Bahamas will be repurchasing up to 200,000 Cable Bahamas shares beginning on May 8, 2006. The company is majority owned by about 2500 Bahamians and the government of The Bahamas. It has 280 employees to provide cable television services on 16 island and offers digital services on New Providence, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and Abaco.Cable Bahamas Will Buy-Back SharesIn March 2006 Cable Bahamas announced that its revenue for 2005 was $57 million, its operating profit before writeoffs was $26.7 million and its net income was $11.3 million. Shares in Cable Bahamas are traded on the Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX) under the symbol CAB.

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Page 16 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTC) has embarked on a new venture that will assist students in preparing to enter the business market. Each year the Junior Achievement programme only sends a limited number of junior achievers from each JA Company to participate in the National Junior Achievement (JA) Business and Industry Conference held in the United States. BTCs JA advisors saw a window of opportunity that allowed students who were members of the BTC Razrs and other JA companys to experience what they would have experienced had they attended the international conference, thus came about the BTC Business Youth Seminar. The two (2) day seminar which was held last week exposed the Junior Achievers to a plethora of information as provided by numerous business professionals. The speakers covered a number of topics ranging from preparing for the initial job interview to becoming entrepreneurs. Speakers at the seminar included Mr. Gregory Bethel Chairman of BTC who spoke on Globalization. He informed the students that there were six (6) fundamental keys to succeeding in a global village theoretical knowledge, practical skills in technology, spiritual awareness, networking, financial awareness and strong self esteem. Mr. Leon Williams Acting President & CEO for BTC also spoke on Challenging Yourself and the best ways to up lift The Bahamas. He advised the group of young minds to separate themselves from the pack by the use of professional seminars to gain knowledge, displaying a positive attitude and being the best that you can be at all times. Other speakers included Ms. Autherine Turnquest Director of Youth, Mr. Lambert Rahming Businessman (Esso Tiger Station & Convenient City Transit); Mrs. Yvette Johnson International Association of Administrative Assistants Bahamas Chapter; Ms. Stacie Williams Total Image Management & Communications, Ms. Norma Turnquest Student Affairs College of the Bahamas; Ms. Faye Cash, Mr. Antonio Stubbs Senior Vice President BTC; Daron Cash Financial Controller/Doctors Hospital and former BTC achiever and Mr. Felix Stubbs Executive Chairman of JA Bahamas who thanked BTC for their unwavering support for over a quarter of a century. Mr. Stubbs noted that BTC is not only the number one Junior Achiever corporate sponsor but also the longest serving corporate sponsor serving in that capacity since the programs inception in the Bahamas. Mr. Stubbs thanked the students for attending the two (2) day seminar and imparted to them that they have been given the tools to succeed but, they must now use them as a platform to build success. Finally, during the seminar the BTC Razrs and their Advisors presented the following awards: The Business Partnership Award which was presented to the Print Shop and the BTC JA Advisory Award which was presented to Helene Ferguson. The management and staff of BTC would like to thank all of the speakers who took time out of their busy schedules to address the achievers, the achievers who attended the seminar during their holiday break and the entire advisory team of BTC. BTC is committed to molding our Achievers and the youth of the country and we are striving towards the goal of partnering with our yout h as we give them the tool s that they will need to exce l in the business world.Photographs b y BIS Photographer Eric Ros e The Bahamas Telecommunications Company LimitedCALL BTC (225-5282) www.btcbahamas.comMay 15, 2006 Vol. One Issue ThreeQuestions? Comments? Let us know at pr@btcbahamas.com BTC FIRST ANNUAL BUSINESS YOUTH SEMINA R Soaring To Success

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 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. Southwind. One of the first homes built on the lovely peninsula of Pelican Shores. Encompassing just under one acre of land, fronting on Duck Pond. Comprised of 2 bedroom/2 bath, den/library, open living and dining area and galley style kitchen. Included is a guest cottage, pool, enclosed 12Kw generator and dock. Apromising property with superior land value and great potential for the discerning, imaginative buyer. #10181. Nestled in the heart of the settlement, this super home is surrounded by lush specimen foliage, a winter garden and well maintained lawns. The main living area on the second story encompasses a wide open living/dining space, 2 bedrooms and one bath. The ground floor features a spacious guest bedroom with its own bath, laundry room and storage area. Wonder panoramic view are awaiting from the widows walk and porches. Constant breezes keep the home cool during even the warmest months. $480,000. #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. Will consider subdividing $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 up. 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, two 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 up! 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. Motivated seller! $35,000. #10350: Located on Guana Cay this small cottage presents a multitude of opportunities for the imaginative buyer. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, this property could transition well into a vacation rental or second home. Situated in heart of the settlement, cottage is just steps from ferry dock and all amenities and attractions. Add a 2nd story for wonderful views! $160,000. #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 upfor Atlantic Ocean views and breezes. $41,000 each. #10195: One acre Atlantic Ocean front home site adjacent to Orchid Bay. Lovely high rock shore and nice 20plus elevations. Superb views of the coast to north and south and just 150from beach access. Densly vegetated, nature coppice and native trees. License to use area that has been set aside for dock-www.bahamasrealty.bs UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER OFFER UNDER CONTRACT REDUCED NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT GUANA CAY Email : abaco@bahamasrealty.bsTelephone: (242) 367-3262 lFax (242) 367-3260These offerings are subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawn without notice

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Page 18 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006 BAHAMAS HOT MIXCivil Engineering Contractor Providing Abaco & surrounding cays with the following services for over 10 years:Site clearance Earthworks Water & Sewerage installation Road paving Car park & drive ways Airfields Asphalt related products Materials testingLarge Fleet of Heavy Equipment available for rent:D8 Dozer Excavator TrucksL oaders Low BoyRollers Tractor Heads Graders Trenchers Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-3956 367-3957 Fax: (242) 367-3959 BAHAMAS HOT MIX For FREE estimates contact Harlin JohnsonBy Anita Rolle Nation Youth Month, observed throughout the Bahamas during the month of May, highlights the achievements and accomplishments of the nations youth, propelling them to the forefront as an encouragement to live positive lives and become great leaders. Here on Abaco, Youth Council Boards have been established in North, Central and South Abaco, placing emphasis on youths in their specific communities. These youth council boards liaise with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Housing and hold the responsibility of organizing youth activities within their communities. Currently serving board members for Central Abaco are Mr. Emory Curry, Chairman; Ms. Elaine Martinborough, Vice Chairman; Ms. Samantha Evans, Secretary; Ms. Barbara Johnson, Treasurer and Ms. Anita Rolle, Assistant Secretary and Public Relations officer. The board acts under the advice of Mr. Ishmael Stretch Morley, Ministry of Youth and Sports Coordinator for the island of Abaco. The group has over the last few weeks been finalizing plans for National Youth Month. This year the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Housing has chosen to function under the theme Empowering Youth for the Eradication of Poverty, HIV/AIDS and Crime The month will kick off with the Chairman and Youth Coordinator appearing on Radio Abaco on May 1st to give the Abaco community details on activities scheduled for the month. The annual church service was held on May 7th at Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town where the public can expect to see the youth of our community taking the lead role throughout the service. Special guest speaker for this event is Evangelist Jason Roberts, Minister of Music and Director of the Youth Department at Zion Baptist Church in Sandy Point. Several school assemblies are scheduled for May when local youth pastors will take their message, centered on the theme for this year, into the schools. Also planned during the month is a basketball jamboree where participants of the Abaco Youth in Action program, headed by Mr. Morley and volunteers, will be the youngsters showcasing their basketball skills. Several community service projects are also planned with emphasis to be placed on keeping a clean community. An essay competition is on-going. The winner of the competition will be announced as well as other awards will be presented during a Youth March and Rally slated for the afternoon of May 26th. Invitations have been extended for youth leaders to submit names of outstanding youth within their charge so that these persons may be recognized during the month. National Youth Month coincides with the Dundas Town Church of Gods annual Pulse Revival for Youth weekend as well as The Assemblies of God in the Abacos Youth Rally and Service slated for the weekend of May 27th. The Central Abaco Youth Council Board will be supporting these events and encourage the wider community to follow suit. With National Youth Month riding on the heels of Child Protection Month (April), residents of Abaco are being encouraged to show their full support to our youth, not only during the month of May, but every day beyond. Psalm 71:17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth; And hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works News of the YouthNational Youth Month Activities The Youth Council Board for Central Abaco held a radio show on Radio Abaco to inform the public about the activities the group planned to observe Youth Month. The Council is committed to organizing activites for the youth all year long, not just during Youth Month.

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 B Abaco Agent Well-situated waterfront home. Pleasant neighbourhood with other corporate families. 3 bedrooms,2 1/2baths, large living room, eat-in chefs kitchen, separate dining room plus family room and garage. Freshly painted, new appliances and completely refurbished. Privacy wall. References please. $3,250.00 monthBill Thorndycraft & Sandra EvansExecutive Homefor RentPhone: (242) 367-0365 Cell: (242) 357-6638 Abaco, Bahamaswww.AbacoAgent.comSandra Evans Real Estate Sales HGChristie.com abaco-realestate.com05/01/06Derek 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, BRI Broker -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 "Claire's Beach" Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Beachfront Building Site 30,920 s.f. 0.71 acres 117' Ocean Beach 35' Elevation Fabulous Ocean and Sea of AbacoViews #TS10565 $850,000. NEW SALES RENT ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES SALES RENTALS APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 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 $642,000. "Treasure View" NEW PRICE Sand Banks Creek near Treasure Cay 1 Acre plus Building Sites Wooded Lots 90' of Bay Frontage 80' of Road Frontage 3 Miles south of Treasure Cay #AB5071 from: $61,500. "Sand Banks Creek" Sea of Abaco near Leisure Lee 1.4 Acres 300' from mainland Excellent Elevation 8' water at western end 3 Miles south of Treasure Cay #AB51471 $375,000. "Carrington Cay" PRIVATE ISLAND "Conched Out" Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay 3.08 Acres -Total 225' On Atlantic Ocean 235' On Coco Bay 30' Elevation #TS10560 1 1/2 Acres $1,393,000. 3.08 Acres $2,600,000. NEW NEW Great Guana Cay Beachfront Building Site 16,500 s.f. 0.3787 Acre 100' Beach Frontage Over 200' of depth Good Elevation Superb Ocean Views Lush Native Vegetation #TS10564 $425,000. "Secret Beach" "Buttonwood" Elbow Cay Buttonwood Bay Lot # 28 18,000 s.f. 0.413 acres Hilltop Site Community Dock Access #PS10566 $183,000. 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 UNDER CONTRACT. "Eastern Harbour" Under Contract Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Beachfront Building Site 36,839 s.f. 0.845 Acre 65' Beach Frontage Good Elevation Superb Ocean Views Lush Native Vegetation #AS10575 $545,500. "Lost Shaker" NEW NEW WEBSITE Provided by Stone McEwan This place is absolutely impressive. In my opinion, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is the finest example of what the government of The Bahamas and we at the Ministry of Tourism expect to see happen in this country, as it relates to developments, Ms. Vernice Walkine, the Director General of Tourism, said during breakfast at The Abaco Club when she visited on April 27-28. Continually receiving positive reports on Mr. Peter de Savarys environmentally sound exquisite private retreat, the team of senior Tourism staff experienced this piece of paradise for themselves. The club is absolutely amazing. You have the ideal spot here; the landscaping is superb and the activities available are just what visitors are looking for nowadays. We are looking forward to the expansions and the partnering with the Ritz Carlton. The merge will add more excellence to the present existing product, Mr. Thompson said. Ms. Cleare commented, I was here before the construction commenced. At that time my thoughts were that this is one of the most picturesque locations in the world as I stood looking over the cliffs. I was amazed and astonished to realize that all I was viewing is in The Bahamas. Its outstanding how the cottages are designed to resemble Abaco and Family Islands style homes. Kudos to the club for the preservation and use of all the indigenous plants, trees, shrubberies and stones. Simply put, the entire atmosphere at The Abaco Club is out of this world.Tourism Director Visited Abaco Club Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerels Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism for Abaco, briefed the new Director General of Tourism, Ms. Verice Walkins, left, while the group was having breakfast at Curly Tails Restaurant in Marsh Harbour. Others in the photo are Mr. Ellison Thompson Deputy Director General, and Ms. Geneva Cooper, Senior Director, Product Development. Remember Register to Vote

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Page 20 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006 THE OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail: theoutboardshop@abacoinet.com THE OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail-outboardshop@abacoinet.com Full range of Johnson two stroke and four stroke Evinrude outboard engines from 2hp to 250hp at lower than US prices Up to three year warranty Extensive parts Inventory Factory trained mechanics Dry boat storageAssociated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Dolphin MarineGreen T urtle Cay 242.365.4262 Island MarineP arrot Cay 242.366.0282 Roberts MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4249 Sea Horse MarineHope Town 242.365.0023 Fishermans Marine L ong Island 242.337.6226 Minns Watersports Exuma 242.336.2604 OBS Marine Freeport 242.352-9246 Authorized Distributor By Jennifer Hudson Each year the National Arts Festival, as its name suggests, takes place throughout the whole of the Bahamas. Judging throughout the islands takes place between March and mid-May. This year auditions were held on Abaco from April 24-26 at the Resource Centre. Five adjudicators came from Nassau, accompanied by Keva Cartwright, Organizing Secretary, who is responsible for arranging auditions throughout the Family Islands. On the whole the judges were impressed with what they saw and heard from the Abaco contestants, but Ms. Cartwright commented, I felt that with more dedication, the standard could be raised yet higher, even reaching world class standards in some cases. Lekeisha Bostwick, herself a talented dancer and instructor at the National Dance School, was disappointed at the small number of entries in the Dance category. There were less than she had expected as several dropped out at the last minute. Her main criticism of the dancers was that they used only their upper body instead of their complete body, but she also felt that they need to use their minds to incorporate more creativity and use the entire space instead of dancing in a box. Ms. Bostwick said that what these dancers really need is to attend some workshops in order to get a proper concept of what they are doing, and she suggested they attend a four-week workshop at the National Dance School in Nassau. They have to be able to see it differently and know what they can do. Ms. Bostwick performed a demonstration for the students with which she said, They were elated. Classical pianist, Francis Fawkes, who judged the instrumental classes, was quite impressed with the students preparation. He thought that the Abaco Central High Schools Junkanoo band was very well rehearsed, performed well and deserved the high marks he awarded them. Though a little disappointed that none of the keyboard players performed any classical music, Mr. Fawkes felt that their contemporary Christian music was well rehearsed and contained complex rhythms. He noted that these performers are very gifted players by ear and had obviously gained a lot of experience from playing in church. In fact, Abaco leads the Bahamas in the National Arts Festival in improvisation of contemporary Christian music, said Mr. Fawkes who added, I would like to see more keyboard players exploring the classical realm in the future. Regarding other solo instruments, Mr. Fawkes felt that the entrants from Abaco were as good as those from any other island, but Freeport has the edge regarding number of instrumentalists. He was most impressed with the percussion players and felt that the drummers may even exceed those in Freeport. The participants responded well to encouragement and performed even better this year due to the encouragement they received last year, said Mr. Fawkes. Mrs. Joanne Callendar, a renowned vocalist both in The Bahamas and abroad, first judged on Abaco in 2002. She says, I look forward to hearing the singers on Abaco each year as they are some of the best in The Bahamas with exceptional voices. She classes Keyshara Adderley and Basil Bean as tops overall in The Bahamas. The 40 member choir of Abaco Central High School greatly impressed Mrs. Callendar and even more so since its director is a student of the school. Like Dance Judge, Lekeisha Bostwick, Ms. Callender, recommended workshops which she said are greatly needed for these young people as information is the key, and they need to receive good pointers. I have a passion to see the young people gain opportunities through sponsors and funding. They need to have more opportunities to perform within the community and need to be recorded for the greater Bahamas to hear. Some of these singers are ready to blow people away, she stated. She underscored the need for voice teachers and suggested that members of the business community bring in teachers for these talented young people. Unfortunately, the drama contestants left Drama Judge, Winston Saunders, without a job as, although he was expecting several entrants, they all pulled out at the last minute. This led to the comment that more commitment is needed. The prizewinners concert will be held in Nassau as part of the Independence Day celebrations and the judges agreed that several festival entrants from Abaco will be invited to perform in that concert. During their time on Abaco the judges also adjudicated at the Coopers Town Primary School and S.C. Bootle High School and were due later to travel to Moores Island to adjudicate there. Before coming to Abaco, they had already judged in Nassau, Grand Bahama, Central Andros and Cat Island and within the next few weeks they will be visiting Eleuthera, Long Island, Exuma, Inagua, San Salvador, Crooked Island, Acklins and Long Cay.National Arts Festival Held Auditions on AbacoAbaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Centre Monday Friday 9am 5pm Ph: (242) 367-3202 Fax: (242) 367-3201Key Rings, Pens, MugsPlastic Business CardsAdvertising Magnetic LabelsPP PP P ersonalized with Your ersonalized with Your ersonalized with Your ersonalized with Your ersonalized with Your Business Name Business Name Business Name Business Name Business NameT-Shirts, Caps, Mouse Pads Promotional Items! Come in and see our Catalogs! Recycle Aluminum CansBins Located at Abaco Shopping Centre & Sea Star Car Rental Forest Heights Academy New Vison Ministries

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 B TREASURE CAYSHOPPING CENTER OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 8AM-6PM & SUNDAY 9AM-1PM CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTEDMORE PRODUCTS NEWLY RENOVATED Come and see whats new at Solomons Treasure Cay (formerly Treasure Cay Mini-mart) ONE STOP SHOPyou can have it all More of what you need in Treasure Cay

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Page 22 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006 HELP WANTEDCOASTLINE CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD. ALeading Bahamian Residence CompanyNeeds Masons & Carpenters to work in Abaco3-5 years experience Interested persons should Call 367-0467evenings School NewsAgape Christian SchoolField Trip to the CapitalBy Portia Jonsson Earlier this month the grade six class of Agape Christian School traveled to Nassau and spent a fantastic four days and three nights. This was the second class to raise funds to go on such an active trip. While there the group enjoyed the history, adventure and beauty our nations capital holds. The students enjoyed an audience with the Governor General, His Excellency Arthur D. Hanna and the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie. They toured the House of Assembly and Senate with Mr. Morris Tynes as their guide as well as the forts. The evenings were spent going on every possible ride at Atlantis. Overall, the students brought home a new appreciation of their history and culture.Abaco Central HighTaachers Are HonouredBy Portia Jonsson There are few professionals in our society who touch the lives of so many people in a lasting way as teachers do. We are fortunate to have dedicated, caring teachers in our schools. There is no doubt that the teacher is the most important person in the classroom and that teaching is one of the most difficult and demanding jobs. To celebrate their hard work for our children, teachers are honored during National Teachers Appreciation Week, which takes place this month. May 5th was designated Teachers Appreciation Day at Abaco Central High, a time of honoring its teachers and recognizing the Please see School Page 23 May 1-5th was observed as Teacher Appreciation Week at Abaco Central High School. Principal Euthal Green stated that the purpose of Teacher Appreciation Week is to recognize teachers who have over the years given much of themselves through hard work and longevity. He was excited to honor teachers during this week for long service to the Bahamas and to the teaching profession. Art students along with their teacher, Mrs. Lori Thompson, honored teachers by drawing portraits of them to display around the school. Some pictures looked like their teachers while others missed the mark by a stroke of the brush. The teacher appreciation committee planned an assembly and luncheon to honor and celebrate teachers. The grade six class of Agape Christian School traveled to Nassau for its school trip. The group visited the Governor Genral, the Prime Minister, the House of Assembly and Senate. The students also enjoyed the fun things that Nassau offers including Atlantis.

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 BThe Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC) invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of ASSOCIATE in Moores Island, Abaco.JOB SUMMARY:This position is responsible for providing technical efforts in the network services and technical operations, affecting maintenance and support of switching equipment, transmission facilities, wireless facilities, outside plant network, network monitoring, Standby generator, installation and repair services in Moores Island. This position will also be responsible for directing initiatives required to co-ordinate and oversee the operations in Moores Island. This includes Staffing, Expenditure, Revenue Collections, Building & Grounds, Infrastructure, Vehicles, Maintenance and Installation of Telecommunication services and equipment.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Provide operations and maintenance on all network systems, inclusive of switching, transmission, cellular, wireless, data and outside plant. 2. Perform regularly scheduled network preventative maintenance testing to ensure that entire network performs at optimal level. 3. Provide installation and repair services on telephone lines. 4. Interfaces with the Integrated Customer Management Service (ICMS) to retrieve and close service orders and faults. 5. Monitor ICMS to ensure that service orders and faults are completed in accordance with BTCs standards. 6. Coordinate accounts activities to ensure, the management and collection of all accounts. 7. Review delinquent accounts; communicate with customers regarding settlement payment. Prepare financial and collection data for management. 8. Represent BTC in magistrate courts and prepare claims/ summons draft for all delinquent customers. 9. Prepare monthly account receivable analysis reports. 10. Provide proper administration and reconciliation of Imprest/ POSITION VACANCYPetty Cash Account. 11. Plan and participate in meetings with department to ensure compliance with established practices to implement policies and keep employees aware of changes and current standards. 12. Perform various personnel functions including, but not limited, to performance appraisals, vacation schedules, staff briefing and staff training. 13. Reconcile cashiers payment input, prior to daily posting 14. Ensure that BTCs revenue is colleted and banked in accordance with established policy. 15. Prepare reports reflecting activities in the department. 16. Supervise the overall Technical Department ensuring that customer complaints and faults are manned on a daily basis. 17. Perform other job related functions assigned by the Manager or Senior Associate.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:1. Bachelors Degree with three (3) years experience .. or 2. Associate Degree with four (4) years experience .... or 3. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and ICMS. 4. Strong Interpersonal and Communication skills. 5. Ability to make sound business decisions. All Application forms are to be received at BTCs Office, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, within (10) working days of this notice on or before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2006.PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIALHuman Resources Department The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. Second Floor Government Complex Bldg. The Mall Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama Re: Associate/Moores Island, Abaco lasting contributions they make to our lives, and to this end the school held a special assembly at the school followed by a luncheon. The teachers were showered with gifts of love and appreciation from their students as well as plaques from the school for their dedication to the teaching profession. Special guest speaker was the Director of Education, Mrs. Iris Pinder, who agrees that education is a painful and difficult work to be done in kindness. The days celebration, she said, was a great way to recognize our nations builders. She felt the students could have shown more enthusiasm and done a better job to celebrate their teachers. She was disappointed by the lack of parents present to strengthen the support and show respect for the teachers. Mrs. Pinder told the students that they only pass this way but once, and as students they must embrace the opportunity afforded them. If you do not have knowledge, education and skills, she said, then you cannot become a productive citizen. She congratulated the teachers for the splendid job they are doing at Abaco Central High and commended them for their resourcefulness. She encouraged them to continue to work against great odds. Mrs. Pinder extended sincerest thanks on behalf of the Department of Education for the contributions they make to our youth. As she reflected on her own teaching experience, she remarked that the dedication of Family Island teachers never cease to amaze her. In closing she reminded the teachers that the power they have to influence is treSchoolFrom Page 22 More School Newsmendous and encouraged them to recommit themselves to the teaching profession. In attendance were District Superintendent of Education, Mr. Rudolph Smith, and Bishop Anthony Campbell. Quality education is the best investment we can make for Abaco and our nations future. It all starts with the teacher. That is why we should honor teachers in May and throughout the year.Every Child CountsSchool Simulates a Television StudioJennifer Hudson Every Wednesday for the past three months from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Mr. Marsden Lawleys classroom at the Every Child Counts School has been turned into a television studio. Just before 11 students begin moving furniture, preparing backdrops and making sure each member in their group has his or her script ready. The students work in teams of four to five, in which they must all work together and each take a speaking part. Each group chooses an article to which they can relate to present on film. The Abaconian newspaper is used for the students to select current local news items some weeks and on alternate weeks, world news items are selected from the BBC. The day before the filming, the students choose their article, discuss it within their group and write a summary for homework that night. The aim of the programme is to enable students to present themselves, be Please see School Page 24 Students at Every Child Counts have a weekly television program giving local and worldwide news. This gives them practice in organizing material and presenting it to an audience. The student and teacher audience then critiques their presentations.

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Page 24 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006 If youd like to buy or sell a piece of property,Call Uncle BillTel : (242) 365-8061Madeira Park Plaza Suite1ll ll 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 Treasure Cay 4 bed 4 bath home on the beach. Ocean Blvd.$1.2 Million exclusiveBeach Town House, 3400 sq.ft. 2 Million Duplex Villa in Treasure Cay$385,000Garden Villa, screened porch, extra large living room$300,000 gross exclusive SchoolFrom Page 23 More School Newscreative, try something new and relate to the outside world. The goal is to present the programme well enough to send it out to all the other classes to watch. Following the filming the students discuss each others presentations, and the teachers critique and grade each on production, clarity and content, giving great encouragement to the students along the way. On April 5, the day I attended, the students presented segments on: Proposed Improvements to the Airport, for which Alonzo Williams had also prepared a diagram on the board to which he alluded; the WD 40 Seminar for Boaters; the National Track Meet and the Reef Ball. Other international topics that have been covered in previous weeks are Bird Flu, The Changing Culture of a Tribe in the Amazon, Hurricanes and the Greenland Ice situation. The students are sometimes quite innovative in the methods they choose to give impact to their presentations. For example, during the Greenland ice segment two students dressed as scientists, for the story on a mine collapsing in Mexico the group took people into the bush, and for the program on the Ministry of Tourisms People to People Reception one of the students did some drumming to replicate the youth band, who performed that night. It is quite clear how greatly the students enjoy their hour of television reporting each week. This venture is not only building their confidence, but also encouraging sensitivity and teamwork as the more able students quietly and sincerely help those who have problems with reading or are very shy. In fact, this weekly project of learning fun devised by special education teacher, Mr. Mars, as he is called by his students and who serves as cameraman, produces an abundance of far reaching benefits.Dance Classes BeginBy Samantha V. Evans On May 3rd the Marsh Harbour Academy of Dance began classes at St. Francis de Sales School with 16 female students from the primary school. The instructor for the dance program is Mrs. Elaine Pilon, who is a second homeowner in Marsh Harbour. She is a seasoned dancer and community activist. Since this was the first class, students were exposed to basic ballet skills. They learned how to spot, turn, twirl, and stretch properly. Later, they will learn how to do the splits. For some of them, being flexible will be a challenge but for others who have had some exposure to dance before now, it will be easier. Mrs. Pilon told them that it is important for them to be focused especially when they learn how to spot. As apart of this program, they will learn jazz and Junkanoo dance as well. They started learning ballet at the A level which is on their knees, the beginning stage. Mrs. Pilon told them that dancing is hard work but anything worth having will require commitment and hard work. Later in the lesson, they were exposed to leaping, hopping, jumping, and sliding. Mrs. Elaine Martinborough stated that the dance program is for children who need something to do while their parents are still at work so that they are not idle. The program will empower them, help with selfesteem, etiquette and cultural appreciation. They are working on a production called the Awakening which will be a cultural evening of dancing and drama. It is hoped that the production will be held in July. The motto of the school is to treat students with the utmost respect as they learn how to treat others the same way. The goal is to help students find joy, happiness and self-confidence as they learn the art of dance. The mission is to provide quality instruction while creating an environment that is positive and encouraging which enables each student to achieve their maximum potential. Mrs. Pilon was the Managing Director of Provo National School of Dance and was providing free lessons for the unfortunate Primary School Children and Welfare Clients. She was an acting Liaison Officer for the New Work Release Program for inmates at Northward Prison in the Cayman Islands. She believed that inmates must participate in Education and Social Skills classes. Presently, the dance program is held at Central Abaco Primary and St. Francis de Sales. She will focus on schools in the Marsh Harbour area initially and encourage students from neighboring schools who wish to join the dance program to attend on Wednesdays at St. Francis or at Central Abaco Primary on Thursday. Classes are from 3:00-4:15p.m. Please see School Page 25 Mrs. Elaine Pilon, who recently moved to Abaco, has begun teaching ballet to students in the Central Abaco area. She has classes at several schools after regular school hours. Students can attend classes even if their school does not have the program.

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 B Steiner H H ouse, T T reasure C C ay R R oad 4 BR,2 1/2 BA $809,000 Royal P P alm 2 BR, 2 BA Marina front condo, fully furnished, with boat slip. Tropical decor $599,000 Helen's P P oint, G G alleon B B ay Waterfront 4 BR,3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $1,388,000 Galleon B B ay R R oad Homesit e overlooking Treasure Cay Marina $405,000 Twin P P alms, B B rigantine C C ana l Home, 3 BR 2BA pool and dock $870,000 Early L L ight, R R oyal P P oinciana 2 BR, 2BA Condo on Treasure Cay beach $695,000 The Cyber Learning Centerinvites you to theirOPEN HOUSESaturday May 20th, 2006 at 9:00am 1:00pmArcher Building, Don Mackay BlvdCome see & experience the new and exciting Book Store and SchoolR.S.V.P at 367.5757 Leaders of Youth Program Attend a ConferenceBy Samantha V. Evans Leaders from all over The Bahamas met in Nassau to begin the Governor Generals Youth Awards Conference over the weekend of April 28th, 2006. The conference began with an Awards Ceremony at Government House Friday evening. Later the Leadership Conference went by boat to Eleuthera where the leaders had to give a status report on the program at their school and state the challenges faced. Presenters were from Nassau, Abaco, Freeport, Eleuthera, Andros and Cat Island. Approximately 35 leaders attended along with instructors. There is a need to market the Governor Generals program better so that more students can be a part of the program. Students need to be flexible which means that they should be able to function well in More School News SchoolFrom Page 24 school and at other activities. The leaders stated that more leadership conferences are needed so that goals can be communicated and to share experiences with others. It will motivate leaders so that they can keep the students motivated. Persons attending the conference from Abaco were Mr. Jim Richards, Abaco Governor Generals program coordinator; Mr. Simon, St. Francis de Sales leader; and Ms. Riviere, a Governor Generals program leader for many years. She now assists with the St. Francis group. Students of Central Abaco Primary who excelled in their studies were recognized and given certificates. They are shown here displaying their certificates. Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility

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Page 26 B The Abaconian May 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 Wont 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 SENSATIONAL,SENSATIONALDo you know how to prevent weight gain? What about maintaining weight loss? Are you concerned about a healthy way of living? (Healthy Life Style)?ON JUNE 3RD, 2006APresentation answering all of the above questions will be held at the COOPERS TOWN COMMUNITYCLINIC.Presenter : Dr. A. FrancoisSpace is LIMITED Make your reservations NOW Tickets only: $30.00DOOR PRIZES & SURPRISES LOTS OF FUN FOR EVERYONE!Please Call 365-3000/1 for further information No one has spoken about overweight & obesity and their consequences in its entirety. We think that this will be a great opportunity for you to attend the first ever presentation on overweight and obesity and their consequences for North Abaco. Preparing for ExamsBy Samantha V. EvansWhat is the BGCSE?The Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education, BGCSE, is a Bahamian examination which is the equivalent of a secondary school leaving examination and is taken by 85 percent of senior students. It ensures that the standard of the examination is both locally and internationally recognized. Prior to sitting the first BGCSE in 1993, Bahamian students sat exams set by overseas boards, the GCE. The only local exam was the Bahamas Junior Certificate, BJC. It was noted that the GCE exams did not cater to the culture, needs and characteristics of the growing Bahamas, and only a small portion of the senior students were being properly assessed. The exam uses a number of international techniques to assess the performance of candidates. The final exam can come in the form of multiple choice, essay and/or short story. Other methods of assessment are course work, projects and practical examinations. The difference between the GCE and the BGCSE are that the GCE tests the memorization of facts while the BGCSE tests the students understanding of what is being taught. It tests practical skills which makes it a more appropriate examination for todays Bahamas. Grades for this exam range from A to G. A grade of D represents an average performance. The examinations are prepared by specially trained teachers and lecturers, moderated by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. The entire marking process is confidential and secure as no one teacher marks an entire exam paper. There are approximately 25 subjects available for sitting at this time.How to Prepare for an ExamEveryone learns differently. There is no one method of learning that will work for everyone. A students needs to try a number of methods to determine what works best for him. However, there are a few general study tips that everyone can benefit from once applied: Prepare a schedule this will help you to properly organize your time. Be prepared have all of supplies in one place so that once you begin to study, you will have an easy flow (reference materials, pencils, calculator, and paper). Secure a regular study place with good lighting find a quiet place that allows you to think clearly and focus. Do not pick a place where there are a lot of distractions such as telephone calls or loud noises such as visitors, children playing or television. Take short breaks about 10 minutes for every hour you study. This is time to use the bathroom, stretch or get a snack. Do not study when you are hungry. Stop studying when you are tired. You will retain very little once your body and brain start to shut down. Be a good listener and take good notes. Make it a rule of thumb to study regularly and not just for exams. Review class notes frequently. This will eliminate stress, jitters and cramming usually associated with exam taking. Try to study at the same time everyday to develop a routine at least two to three hours a day. Use your time wisely. Do not party when you should be studying. Remain focused on your education. You will have a lot More School NewsBy Jennifer Hudson At the end of last year three classes of Bahamahost participants graduated in a ceremony held at the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. There was a great camaraderie between the graduates who had become like family during the time spent together in the courses. On May 22 another Bahamahost class will begin, providing an opportunity for a further group of people to benefit from this very interesting and profitable course. The course will run for two weeks and will be held each weeknight between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the new training room upstairs in the Ministry of Tourism office in Dove Plaza. There will be a nominal cost of $75 per person. Some employers pay the fee for their employees since Bahamahost graduates bring significant benefits to their jobs. People who do not really know about the aims of the Bahamahost program often have the impression that it is solely for people in front-line tourism, such as hotel workers and cab drivers, but this is not the case. While the program is of great benefit to those involved in tourism, it is also a programme which would be beneficial to everybody. It is an intense program in which participants learn a great deal about The Bahamas including such subjects as civics, first aid, flora, history and geography, special places of interest, and the island of Abaco in general. Ms. Bernadette Harding, Assistant Manager with the Ministry of Tourism, who is a recent Bahamahost graduate, feels that everybody should be interested in taking this course since we all come into contact with tourists, and we should be able to share information about our island and our country and be able to answer any questions visitors may have. It is easy for anyone, even for those not comfortable in a classroom setting, and is a personality-building experience, says Ms. Harding. People who are unable to read or have difficulty in reading can take this class as there will be assistance for them. The program is patterned after a program first begun in Jamaica in 1972 and was found to be so successful that it was brought to The Bahamas and developed to suit the needs of Bahamians. It will be co-ordinated on Abaco by Dushinka Roberts, who is the new Training Executive Officer with the Ministry of Tourism Office on Abaco. Everyone is encouraged to take this very intriguing and worthwhile course. Ms. Roberts can be contacted at 367-3067. She hopes to extend the number of Bahamahost courses offered on Abaco to five per year. In addition to Bahamahost programs, Ms. Roberts will be responsible for training within the tourist office and also tourism awareness in schools. She would like to get the message out to school students that there are thousands of jobs within the tourism industry in The Bahamas, not just as waitresses, bus boys or maids, but in many departments within the hotels such as web design and management positions. Ms. Roberts will also be talking to students about the foreign language program, whereby suitable students are selected to go to a foreign country to learn the language and come back to work within the Ministry of Tourism. Groups come to Abaco from many different countries, and it is necessary to have persons within the office who can assist these people in their language if necessary. Should resorts or businesses need training for their employees in such areas as customer care and attitudes towards the public, Ms. Roberts can assist with a program to suit the needs of any particular company.Bahamahost Programme Is a Wonderful Investment Please see School Page 27 Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 B CITIZENS AGAINST CRIMEKeeping your neighbourhood safe since 2001. We need your help to keep going. Donations can be sent to: Citizens Against Crime P.O.Box AB-20095 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas or call Randy Key at (242) 367-2674 FLORIDAS BEST KEPT SECRET FLORIDAS BEST KEPT SECRETIf youve been thinking about investing in Florida Real Estate (home, condo, land, etc.) Ill let you in on a little secret...MELBOURNE and FLORIDAS SPACECOAST is the Place To Be! Located on Floridas east coast between Vero Beach & Cocoa Beach, Melbourne is very accessible to Abaco with daily flights via Vintage Airways with connecting flights to anywhere youd like to go. Real estate prices are significantly LOWER than Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm or Palm Beach prices. We have great restaurants and shopping possibilities are excellent with all the major chains (Sams Club, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.) and large shopping malls in the area. Our beaches offer great surfing, swimming and the fishins good too! Were only minutes away from the Space center and Port Canaveral with cruise ships to all over the Caribbean and beyond. If youd like to chat about real estate opportunities in Floridas SECRET Community, call (TOLLFREE) or email me at your convenience. By the way, Im very familiar with your wonderful Family Islands, having cruised there on my sailboat from 1985 to 1988. Thank you!FRANK TUBITO, REALTOROffice : 1-321-725-9810 Toll Free : 1-800-486-2935 Cell : 1-321-537-0449 Email : franktubito@yahoo.com CongratulationsKendanique SmithSTUDENT OF THE MONTHOF APRIL 2006 FOREST HEIGHTS ACADEMY, Grade 7C From Parents; Ellen & Philip Strachan, family & friends. People in the NewsLocal Agent Earns Realtor e-Pro CertificationKathleen Albury of H.G. Christie Ltd. has successfully completed the Realtor e-Pro course to become one of a select few real estate professionals to earn the prestigious certification offered through the National Association of Realtors. The Realtor e-Pro certification course is an educational program unlike any other professional certification or designation course available, comprehensive and interactive. It is specifically designed to provide real estate professionals with the technology tools needed to assist consumers in the purchase or sale of a home. The exclusive Realtor e-Pro certification course is presented entirely online and certifies real estate agents and brokers as internet professionals. Once completed, the e-PRO certified real estate professional joins the ranks of a special community of highly skilled and continuously trained professionals who provide high quality and innovative online-based real estate services. Consumers can identify the e-PRO through the exclusive e-PRO Internet Professional logo. Kathleen Albury has become the very first agent in Abaco to achieve this designation and the second nationally. For more information, e-mail Kathleen Albury at kathleen@HGChristie.com or call (242) 366-0700Realtor Is Named Elite MemberUnique Homes Magazine, which presents the worlds most exclusive properties, is proud to announce that George Damianos of Damianos Sothebys International Realty in Nassau has been named an Elite member for 2006 and will be featured in the current issue of Unique Homes Elite. The Unique Homes Elite is published annually and offers information on top residential specialists as well as their most exclusive listings. The annual edition of Unique Homes Elite will be polybagged with select copies of the June/July issue of Unique Homes magazine due to hit newsstands in mid-June 2006. Elite members and their properties are also featured online at www.uniquehomeselite.com. Unique Homes magazine is recognized as the preeminent publication for promoting upscale real estate, reaching prospects who can buy and sell in 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide. The magazine reaches an affluent readership that currently owns more than $83 billion in luxury real estate and has an average total household net worth of more than $2,125,000. Kathleen Albury, BRI a professional Licensed Real Estate Appraiser who has performed work for most local financial institutions, many attorneys and private individuals. She also serves as a Broker with H.G. Christie, Ltd. with eight years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, six of these years in Abaco. She maintains licenses in both countries. She has completed many continuing education courses, having received her Bahamas Real Estate Institute designation, and can be considered one of the best trained realtors in Abaco. Kathleen serves all of Abaco and currently resides in Hope Town, Elbow Cay. HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 Hope Town, Elbow Cay Tel: (242) 366 0700 Fax: (242) 366 0701 Cell: (242) 477 5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.comWhen you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: of time to party later. Try studying with someone in your class at the library. Confirm with your teacher the material to be covered on the exam. Remember study SMART.not HARD! SchoolFrom Page 26 AA and Al Anon MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library. The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Please call 357-6511 for additional information.

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Page 28 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006 You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNONS GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMONS SUPERCENTER LOWES FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands Leading Newspaper ABAB ABAB AB AA AA A COCO COCO CO BAHAMAS DEVEL BAHAMAS DEVEL BAHAMAS DEVEL BAHAMAS DEVEL BAHAMAS DEVEL OPMENT BANK OPMENT BANK OPMENT BANK OPMENT BANK OPMENT BANK JOB V ACANCY Administrative ClerkA job vacancy exists for an Administrative Assistant at the Bahamas Develpment Bank, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Duties include, inter alia, the following: Performing the duties of a receptionist, filing, record keeping (log books), and assist with all administrative and clerical duties of the Branch. The applicant must be a high school graduate with a good command of the English language, very reliable and able to work with little supervision. Interested persons are to apply in writing to the Manager, Bahamas Development Bank P.O.Box AB-20956 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas no later than 9th June, 2006 By Mirella Santillo There are many fine, fully-appointed restaurants in Marsh Harbour where one can have lunch, enjoying leisurely gourmet food and waiter/ waitress service. But if one is in a hurry or without the necessary budget to eat in one of the above mentioned establishments, what are the alternatives? An easy choice is one of the local supermarkets, Solomons deli counter. There, according to the butcher, Mr. Yuri Millien, the delicatessen staff will prepare a sandwich with a variety of meats with your choice of bread. Cheese may be added and the side order is chips. For a little more, you can indulge in a piece of cake, choosing from an assortment of flavors. In the mood for hot food? Grab a box of hot or lemon pepper chicken wings. A drink from one of the coolers will complete the meal, not fancy but good enough to satisfy your appetite within a few minutes. Another well attended eatery is Subway. Located behind Island Bakery, Subway enjoys great popularity with many people working in Marsh Harbour. Subway offers a variety of sandwiches, from a variety of meats to tuna and crab-meat for the nonmeat eaters and veggie patties for the vegetarians. Subway opens at 8 a.m. for breakfast and for three hours you can enjoy a variety of egg, bacon, sausage combination dishes. Lunch is served between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. If you are in a hurry, the best time to come, said supervisor Tifaney Williams, is before noon or after 2 p.m. From 12 to 2 you may have to wait up to half an hour to be served. What makes Subway so popular? The location for one: it is right in the heart of town within walking distance of most shops, offices, resorts and marinas. But this small take-out also offers a variety of good sandwiches at affordable prices. You could come every day and not eat the same thing twice during a week period. As you enter the shop, the smell of warm bread opens your appetite. Choose between a six-inch or a foot-long sandwich on a variety of breads. Hard to make a choice of bread? The fillings are even more difficult to pick out. Subway offers a special value meal either in six-inch or foot-long, which includes two cookies or a pack of chips and a 21ounce soft drink. You may also order food for 10 to 15 people by calling in advance. The food that can be delivered to your shop or office within Marsh Harbour comes in platters of five-inch sandwiches or platters of seven-inch sandwiches. Contact supervisor, Tifaney Williams or one of the other women who will help you with a smile. In the mood for something Italian? Two blocks west of Solomons is Abaco Pizza, opened Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. A great lunch option is the individual pan pizza with a soda. If youve worked an appetite by walking around town, you may choose a small (6 slices), medium (8 slices) or large (12 slices) pizza with 11 possible toppings combination or even create your own. The meat lovers, the vegetarians, the cheese or fruit lovers will all find toppings that they will enjoy. Chicken wings are also available, either plain, hot or barbecued. Beverages are soft drinks. Ask for Jenny Francis, the person in charge who will help you make up you mind. Pizzas require approximately 30 minutes cooking time, but you can order in advance by calling 3674488. Pizzas range in price depending on the size and the toppings. Another great place to get a quick meal and one that offers a large choice, is the Bahamas Family Market operated by owner /manager Mrs. Ruthy Nedabylek. Located at the traffic light, it is within walking distance of the marinas and hotels, but it is Subway, in the central part of Marsh Harbour, is a popular place for a quick satisfying lunch. Freshly baked bread with a very large selection of sandwich ingredients make for a tasty lunch.Central Abaco Offers Fast Lunch Possibilities Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe to The Abaconian TodayBy Samantha V. Evans In November of 2005 a Behavior Modification Program began at Abaco Central High School under the direction of the Guidance Counselor. The program was started with four male students. To date, there are 18 males in the program. The program is assisted by leaders from Social Services, Ministry of Education, the Police Force and churches. Pastor Shawn Robbins, Cpl. Minnis and Const. Ellis came on board in January and March and committed themselves to work with the young men. Pastor Shawn accepted the invitation to work with the males by talking to them on masculine issues and life issues from a male prospective. When Cpl. Minnis came to the school, we discussed the need for a program here like on Andros or like the Police Cadet Corps Program because the boys need discipline training. After he spoke with the principal, the Saturday discipline classes began on March 4th also very popular with the locals, who patronize it as early as 6 a.m. to get coffee or breakfast on the way to work. In the morning youll find chicken souse and a large assortment of pastries, tea and coffee. The cakes are available throughout the day, but the chicken souse does not last long beyond breakfast. For lunch ask Francita Pinder to prepare you a deli sandwich of ham, turkey, roast beef, chicken salad, tuna salad or salami, with or without any of the cheeses, or Glen Newbold to help you with the front counter, where the cakes and the beef or chicken patties, a Bahamian speciality, are displayed. Once or twice weekly, conch or lobster salad is available. The deli doubles as grocery store, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, cookies and gourmet cheeses, only to mention a few items. The Family Market is open until 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Sunday hours are 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m and 12 noon to 5 p.m. Telephone: 3673714. under his direction. Saturday is when they have group fund raisers and perform their community service activities. The program has now evolved into the Boys Club. The boys have truly come a very long way. In fact, they will run the entire club next year because they are indeed becoming leaders. This is something they look forward to every Thursday and Saturday. We will continue to work on behavior issues and accept students who have challenges in this area because this is why the group was started. We want to see them grow from boys into young men and the only way to do that is by teaching them new skills beginning where they are. On June 4th the boys will be inducted into The Boys Club at a church service in Nassau. At that time they will receive their full uniform and pins which they will be required to wear at the once per week group sessions and on official outings.Male Students Benefit from Behavior Modification Program

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 29 B Explore the Golden RGolden R Golden RGolden R Golden R eefeef eefeef 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 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 Cherokee Sound 5 adorable new, Bahamian style cottages, tastefully decorated in bright island colors. Full kitchen, A/C, cable TV. Call 366-2075 or email kimdana@coralwave.com Dundas Town, Central Pines Estates, brand new 2 bed, 1 bath apartment, fully furnished, washer, dryer, central A/C. Inquires call 3596133 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 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 Treasure Cay 1/2 acre canal lot on Galleon Bay, with sea wall. $249,000. Call 366-3247 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 APARTMENTSElbow Cays 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 Guana Cay 5 bed/3 bath house on interior lot with ocean view. Shared dock. Call for info. 365-5181 Guana Cay 2 bed/2 bath on water, with dock, like new. Asking $725,000. Call 365-5181 for details Leisure Lee Lovely home site with views of canal system, beach and Sea of Abaco. For sale by owner. $75,000 Call 242-362-1021 Lubbers Quarter, beach front lot. 1 acre, dock and electric. $525,000 Call 375-8313 or info@watercolourscottages.comNEW 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 SALEGuana 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 Duplex for Short Term Rental in Nassau Located in Little Blair, 2 bed/ 1 bath, cable, laundry, facilities, no petes allowed. $100 pernight, $550 per week, monthly rate available. Please inquire at 242-393-1962 Florida Brand new intracoastal 2bd/2ba condos. Full service, 209 slip marina, 8 lighted tennis courts, Ship's Store, waterfront dining and more. Also avail direct intracoastal lot ready to build your new waterfront home. Membership to Yacht & Beach Club incl. The Selby Group 866-439-3159 or selbygroup@bellsouth.net Must have a good command of English, punctuation and word usage. Must be able to cover events during days, evenings and on weekends. Must be computer literate and be able able to supply typed material in Word or WordPerfect. Find and prepare several newspaper stories, then call 3672677 for an interview. Part time or full time. Must have transportation. The Abaconian Writer Wanted Sports NewsSoccer Season Is in Full SwingSoccer games are continuing under the organization of the Abaco Football Association. Six teams on Abaco include the Vitamalts Abacom United, the Island Care Wireless Showoffs, the Auskell Medics, the Bahama Beach Club Tigers, the Bahama Stars and the Stanley Steelers. The scores for the first month of games follows. March 26Showoffs 1, Stars 0 Medics 2, Steelers 1 April 2Abacom 5, Tigers 0 Medics 3, Stars 0 April 9Abacom 3, Showoffs 1 Tigers 1, Steelers 0 April 16Showoffs 1, Medics 0 Stars 1, Tigers 0 April 23Tigers 1, Medics 0 Abacom 3, Steelers 0 April 30Abacom 4, Stars 1 Showoffs 2, Steelers 1 Abacom is in first place, having won all the games that team has played. In second place is the Showoffs, third place is tied between the Medics and the Tigers. In fourth is the Stars and last place is the Steelers. The park in Murphy Town is the scene of soccer games every Sunday afternoon. 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Page 30 B The Abaconian May 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 Childrens Clothing and lots more ...Located in Simmons Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat 9 5 Phone: (242) 367-4822 Bs Sunrise Business Service Directory Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig 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 Fynes 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 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! Commercial & Residential Padding & all necessary accessories Installation and quotes availableDelivery within a week!! Carpet Carpet CarpetRoss Pinder477-5019For all your carpet needs, call Ross Pinder @ 477-5019. Serving all of Abaco with over 25 years experience. Lots of samples to choose from... FOR SALEIggy Biggy located in two prime tourist locations Sucessful long standing (16 yrs) Turnkey Retail Business, Serious Inquires Only Call 561.628.7946 ISLAND AIR FREIGHTP.O.Box F-44746 #5 Yellow Pine St. Suite #1 Freeport, Bahamas Office: 242-352-5401 Cell: 954-317-3552 Fax: 242-352-5422 Office: 954-492-0062 Cell: 561-702-0483 Fax: 954-492-0606 5520 NW 21st Terrace Hangar #7 Ft. Lauderdale Fl 33309 GIACO & CO.Gary ClarkeWest of Forest Drive Ph:(242) 367-4560 Cell :(242) 456-9705 We sell steel already put together for construction needs. We also do burgular bars. Specializing in Bending Fabrication of Rebar for Foundation Decks, Columns and Belt Course. AA AA A baco Island baco Island baco Island baco Island baco Island PharPhar PharPhar Phar macymacy macymacy macyPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 pm Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph. 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. Fax 367-6544 islanpharmacy@yahoo.com 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 Childrens 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 Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids Korner 9:30 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 SendAll construction in the Mud and Pigeon Peas subsequent to the November 17, 2005, fire in the Mud must be removed in ten working days beginning May 1, said Mr. Roland Bevins, Coordinator for the Ministry of Works on Abaco. He made this announcement to a group of 60 70 Haitians gathered on April 29 on the grounds in the Mud where the November fire destroyed about 70 houses. Within a week after the fire, a survey was taken of the remaining houses and each was given a prominent identification number. Each building with a roof was assigned a number irrespective of the number of units or apartments within the building. The voluntary demolition within the ten day period applies to all building and additions constructed after the numbering exercise was carried out last November. New houses constructed since November 17 remaining on May 12 are subject to demolition by government and the owners are subject to a $1,000 fine. The numbered houses must be owner-occupied and not occupied by renters. Houses found to be occupied by renters are to be demolished and the renters evicted. Cpl. Minnis of the Police Department has been assigned to patrol the Mud and Pigeon Peas area. He, Mr. Bevins and the staff from the Urban Renewal office are confident they know of virtually all new construction: four to five in the Mud and perhaps nine in Pigeon Peas. To ensure that the message was understood, Haitian Pastors Meme and Antoine translated the message into Creole. Questions were asked and issues were clarified. Several instances where residents felt authorities were in error were scheduled for immediate investigation so there would be no misunderstandings at the end of the ten days.Ten Days Were Given for Mud Demolition

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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 31 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service US Visa Services bring your info and we get your US Visa 242-392-4060. Ask for Mr. Wilson (Abaco) Sea Spray Resort Help Wanted Cook, general kitchen help, bartender, wait staff and marina assistant. Full time. Paid transportation. Experience with references required. Call for appointment. 366-0065 Harbour View Grocery, Hope Town, Teller/ Stock person wanted. Must be computer literate. Call Thomas 366-0033 for appointment. Energetic, sales-oriented female betweeen the ages of 18-25 to work in busy snack bar. Light cooking and cashing experience needed. Call 367-2178, leave message. Do You Enjoy Writing? The Abaconian is looking for a writer with a good command of English. The person must be able to write clearly and be willing to cover events during days, evenings and on weekends. If interested, write three newspaper stories on happenings or news in your community and call 367-2677 for an interview. Teachers Wanted Math/science high school, primary school. Applicants must apply by May 30. Cyber Learning Centre. Call 367-5757 Boat trailer for up to 20 boat, galvanized, tandem, new wheels and tires. $1200 OBO to see, contact Steve Albury at Abaco Outboard 367-2452 Quick Sale 2 boats 18.5 Wahoo just like new, 21 Chris Craft with cabin. Asking $15,500. Call 365-5181 Make an offer 12 Center Console Logic boat 2000, w/ 25 HP Mercury (recently serviced). Trailer included. DUTY PAID. Good condition. $3200 OBO Call 646-645-5181 12 Carolina skiff, new, with 15 HP Mariner, with or without trailer. For more information contact Buddy at 365-6152 COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats89 Honda CSI Runs great, with 5 speeds. $3800. Call 365-4138 96 Cutlass Cierra Oldsmobile, good condition, runs good. $5000 OBO 366-3067 34 Catalina 1988 shoal draft sailboat, DUTY PAID, 27 HP Yanmar, 12 v. refrig, many upgrades. Lying Abacos. $48,500. Call 828-6690828 Fax 828-664-1710 34 Walters custom sailboat, S.O.R.C. 1 ton race boat from the s, 3 cyl. Volvo, B&R rig, radar arch, 40 GPH watermaker & more. Currently in Black Sound, GTC. $25,000 Call Gray 386-527-1082 or grayh@convergenetinc.com 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 45 #1 Hull Crawfishing Boat with stabilizers. Fully equipped, one 115 Optimax 2004. For further info call 366-0430 45 #1 Hull Fiberglass Fishing Boat, 1980, single 8V71 engine, 6,000 lb freezer, 15 KW Isuzu generator, water maker, 300 gal fresh water tank, 1200 gal diesel tank. Sleeps 8. Excellent condition. Contact Arthur Lightbourne 366-4355/366-4430, cell 375-9644 45 #1 hull, fiberglass crawfishing boat with stabilizers. Call 367-2707 or 375-3830 MERCHANDISE FOR SALEPre-casting concrete molds for sale. Call for info. 559-8538 or 242-535-1492 or 242-3611857 I Pods for sale 30 GB, Mini I Pod 4 GB. Call Mr. Wilson 367-2266 8 am to 5 pm. Call CL 427-2308 Computer for sale. Microsoft Windows XP, Dell Dimension Dim 2400 Intel, Celeron, 640 MB of RAM, CD drive, CD-RW drive. Excellent condtion, barely two years old. Comes w/ monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers. $500. Call 367-4009, 367-0071 or 375-8090 BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE16.5 Malibu, 1984, w/ 2003 50 HP Mercury (3 hrs.) w/ trailer. $6950. Can be seen at National Marine. See Royce or call 242-367-2326 or 367-5960 22 Boston Whaler Outrage, w/twin Yamaha 90 HP motors, 254 hours use. DUTY PAID At Abaco Yacht Services. $19,000. Call 365-8430 or 847-438-8692 or email pregowtd@comcast.net 23 Carolina Outer Banks center console, Ttop, 150 HP Yahama 4 stroke, GPS, VHF, depth finder, stereo, 2 batteries, live well & wash down, less than 20 hrs., better than new, wife doesnt like the color, DUTY PAID. $55,000 Call 359-6376 25 Grady White Sailfish, w/ 2 225 HP Evinrudes, cuddy cabin, depth sounder, DUTY PAID, good condition. Asking US $18,000 At Green Turtle Shipyard. Call 365-4648 or 215256-9990 or 26 Mako, with 200 HP Yamaha 2 stroke, kept on lift, DUTY PAID. $15,000 Call 359-6376 32 Island Gypsy Sportfish 175 Ford Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke, air conditioned, etc. $44,000 Call 365-4120 34 Sailboat 1974, Volvo Penta diesel. Located on GTC. Asking $18,000 OBO Call 365-4119 BUSINESS FOR SALEDive Operation for sale, Treasure Cay marina. Contact James Sweeting 242-365-8582 EMPLOYMENT WANTEDHusband & wife team looking for job as caretakers. Call 636-0618 or call Dennis @ 3672660 New Houses Found May 12 Will Be Demolished Pastor Meme explained a point in Creole to the 50 plus persons gathered on April 29 in the Mud to hear of the demolition order. This will apply to houses constructed after the November 19 fire last year. The announcement was made by Mr. Roland Bevin, Abaco Coordinator for the Ministry of Works. Houses without numbers found on May 12 are subject to government demolition and the owner subject to a $1000 fine. After the notice was given on April 29, several persons felt that their construction was justified. The woman shown here claimed she had permission from Urban Renewal for a four-foot extension to house a stove and refrigerator. In the back right is Mr. Larry Williams, member of the Central Abaco Town Planning Board. In the lower right is Pastor Antoine assisting with translation. In the background can be seen an addition with the message Take Down New Addition which had been painted on during an earlier inspection tour. Remaining houses must be occupied by the owner and not by renters.

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Page 32 B The Abaconian May 15, 2006 SALES RENT ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES "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" HGChristie.com abaco-realestate.com5/15/06 Scotland Cay 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -1,300 s.f. Residence 300' of Ocean Beach 1 Bedroom, 1Bath Guest House Covered & Open Decks Fabulous Ocean Views Landing Rights Dockslip #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 Landing Rights #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, BRI Broker -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" "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 $399,500. 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" 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" 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. #AS10693 $2,000,000. "Viking" 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 $595,000. "Golden Palms" "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 RENTALS 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. Furnished 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" Man-O-War Cay The Creek 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. 974 s.f. Residence 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 268 s.f. -Dock House Land over 1/2 Acre Private 66' Dock. Superb Views Furnished. #AB122 $1,450,000. NEW "Lookout" 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 clientele 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 ? Man-O-War Cay Settlement 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,400 s.f. Residence. 330 s.f. Screen Porches Land 16,583 s.f. Parcel 25,000 gals Fresh Water Beautifully Landscaped Furnished #AS10596 $695,000. "British Colonial" NEW Man-O-War Cay 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath. 1,255 s.f. Residence 768 s.f. Covered Decks 812 s.f. Open Decks Rooftop Skydeck Land 17,792 s.f. Fabulous Views Furnished. #AS10609 $975,000. "Tip O' the Tail" NEW Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 2,300 s.f. Residence. On 2 Lots totaling 10,000 s.f. Swimming Pool 90' Of Private Dockage Fabulous Views #AB149 $1,525.000 "Jaffa" NEW NEW PRICE 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 $1,271,000. "Surfside" NEW PRICE Tilloo Cay 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths 800 s.f. Cottage 3.75 Acres Sea-to-sea 109' on Sea of Abaco 106' on Sea of Abaco Boat Basin Protected Dock Dock on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views #AB8118 $1,850,000. "Bountifully Blessed" NEW NEW WEBSITE