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PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction VOLUME 14, NUMBER 18, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2006 Education Minister Views School ConstructionMany Schools Have Construction Projects UnderwaySchool Opening Brings Record Number of StudentsBy Luzena Over $6 million was spent on hurricane repairs, upgrades and modernization of physical infrastructure of government schools on Abaco over the past four years. According to the Hon. Alfred M. Sears, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the Abaco District has more than 150 teachers and a student population in excess of 2,200 accommodated in 15 government schools. He stated that 14 of those schools are being upgraded by competent contractors, craftsmen and artisans from each community. On August 24 Min. Sears and the Hon. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Works and Utilities, came to Abaco to sign a contract for an extension of the James A. Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point. The contract was awarded to Mr. Elijah Mills of Fox Town for the building of two new classrooms totaling 2098 square feet, a tuck shop, administrators block, student restrooms, lunch vendor stalls, a 1400 square foot covered lunch area and covered walkways as well as a boundary wall. This construction along with work that has already been completed will cost $860,000. The work at the school will be completed in 20 weeks, and Please see School Page 2 Sandy Point School Repair Contract Is SignedConstruction on additional classrooms and other amenities are already underway at the J.A. Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point. A contract was signed on August 24 with Elijah Mills of Fox Town, who was awarded the work. Shown here are the Hon. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Works; the Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Education; J.A. Pinder Principal Burnell Clarke; Mr. Mills; Chief Councillor for South Abaco, Rovel Roker; Mr. Gary Sawyer, an interested citizen. Marsh Harbour Airport Upgrades Are OutlinedThe Hon. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Works, held a breakfast meeting in Dundas Town to announce governments plans for upgrading the Marsh Harbour International Airport. The project will include repaving the existing runway, constructing a taxiway, increasing the size of the terminal to approximately 20,000 square feet, building a 60foot control tower and building a fire station to house a new fire truck. See story on page 4. The Abaco Chamber of Commerce Encourages You to Attend theAbaco Business OutlookSeptember 20 Abaco Beach ResortMost school opened on September 4. These students are eager to begin another school year at Central Abaco Primary School, the largest school on Abaco with an enrollment of about 680 students. It is the only government school on Abaco that has a kinderga rten class. The school serves Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town.

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Page 2 The Abaconian September 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 HighwayBroadwayMart i 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 it is hoped that by Easter of next year the students and teachers can come back to a newly renovated school. The first school in Sandy Point opened in 1924 and was recently named after Mr. James A. Pinder, who served as principal in the school system for 43 years, which included Sandy Point. The principal there today is Ms. Brenell Clarke. Mr. Sears, on his trip to Abaco, wanted to see the progress of work being done on several other government schools on Abaco, and so he visited Crossing Rocks Primary, Hope Town Primary, Central Abaco Primary and Abaco Central High School. Mr. Sears wants to make school campuses friendly for students, inviting social interaction. He is developing comfortable multi-purpose lunch pavilions to encourage students to socialize. All new schools will have playgrounds and sporting facilities. He wants to establish preventative maintenance for school buildings as he felt the schools were poorly maintained and much damage was due to vandalism. He mentioned the fact that students attending schools that were well maintained had higher grades. Mr. Sears visited the Hope Town School to view the progress in the expansion that is underway there. The main building there Please see School Page 16 SchoolFrom Page 1Sears Goal Is Education ImprovementOne condemned building at the J.A. Pinder Primary School has already been demolished and work has begun preparing the foundation for a new block containing two new classrooms and other rooms. However, some classrooms will not be able to accommodate classes during construction. Those classes will be meeing in the Anglican Hall and Baptist Hall. The Hon. Alfred Sears with members of his group discuss the J. A. PInder Primary School construction with Local Government representatives and other local people on August 24 when he toured several Abaco schools. The Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Education, toured several Abaco schools to view the construction being done. He is shown here in Crossing Rocks talking with Jeffery Cooper of Fire Road. Principal Frank Hepburn is with them. Behind them is the new tuck shop and lunch area. Restrooms are also under construction. Remember: Register to Vote

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 f 242.366.0164 Jane Patterson t 242.366.0035 c 242.375.8117 Laurie Schreiner t. 242.367.5046 h. 242.366.3143 c: 242.359.6216 Stan Sawyer t 242.365.8198 c 242.477.5821BB BB B AHAMA PAHAMA P AHAMA PAHAMA P AHAMA P ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES ALM SHORES SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $40,000. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 TILLTILL TILLTILL TILL OO OO O O CAO CA O CAO CA O CA YY YY Y TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION #1836 Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $150,000. Oceanfront lot #3120 Docking on the Sea of Abaco Spectacular Sunrise! 100x190. $248,000. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 LL LL L UBBERS QUBBERS Q UBBERS QUBBERS Q UBBERS Q UU UU U ARAR ARAR AR TERSTERS TERSTERS TERS INTERIOR LOTS from $52,500. LARGE LOT #1589 with dock. $105,000. Lot 20 AOC #3164 Waterfront. $365,000. LOT 17 AOC #3346 Waterfront. $215,000. BEACHFRONT LOT #3357North end of Lubbers. 208 feet of beachfront, over 1 acre. $349,900. Contact Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 BAHAMA PALM SHORES #2853 TRANQUIL BREEZESBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT 4 bed, 4 bath home on 1 acre+ with 100 feet of sandy beach. Solid CBS construction. Price Reduced. $995,000.LaurieSchreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3126 RUSSELL TRACT109 109 109 109 109 FTFT FTFT FT.. .. ON ON ON ON ON THETHE THETHE THE S S S S SEAEA EAEA EA OFOF OFOF OF AA AA ABB BB B AA AA A COCO COCO CO total area 39,190 sq.ft. Good elevation. Build your dream house with private dock. $750,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3317 AUNT PATS BAYPP PP PANORAMIC ANORAMIC ANORAMIC ANORAMIC ANORAMIC WW WW WAA AA A TERTER TERTER TER VV VV VIEWSIEWS IEWSIEWS IEWS, deeded dock slip in White Sound Harbour, 1/3 acre building site. $590,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2893 BORN AGAINSS SS SEAEA EAEA EA OFOF OFOF OF AA AA ABB BB B AA AA A COCO COCO CO in Lucayos, 2,076 sq. ft. excellent elevation, 3bed 3bath with apartment, shared dock. $1,175,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2681 RUDYS PLACETT TT TURNKEYURNKEY URNKEYURNKEY URNKEY B B B B BARAR ARAR AR ANDAND ANDAND AND R R R R RESTEST ESTEST EST AA AA A URANTURANT URANTURANT URANT or renovate into single or multi-family dwelling. Opportunity Knocks. $ $ $ $ $ 325,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2989 ELBOW ROOM110 110 110 110 110 FTFT FTFT FT.. .. ONON ONON ON THETHE THETHE THE OCEANOCEAN OCEANOCEAN OCEAN, deeded dock slip in Mar nies Landing, three master suites, swimming pool, absolutely turn key. $1,875,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2509 GAZEBO VILLASTT TT TWW WW W OO OO O H H H H HARBOURARBOUR ARBOURARBOUR ARBOUR FRFR FRFR FR ONTONT ONTONT ONT VV VV VILLASILLAS ILLASILLAS ILLAS, each with 2bed 2 bath, close to sandy beach, excellent rental history. Both for $1,590,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l WHITE SOUND #3312TT TT TWW WW W OO OO O B B B B BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT LOLO LOLO LO TSTS TSTS TS south of Abaco Inn. 120 ft. on the ocean. Deeded dock access in White Sound. $800,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l WHITE SOUND #3450WW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT elevated 3.1 acres just south of Sea Spray with 100 feet on the Sea of Abaco. $1,600,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2638 WINDOVERGG GG GORGEOUSORGEOUS ORGEOUSORGEOUS ORGEOUS S S S S SEAEA EAEA EA VV VV VIEWSIEWS IEWSIEWS IEWS with tranquil gardens, immaculately kept 3 bed, 2.5 bath home, nicely furnished. $975,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.comwww.SIRbahamas.com CC CC CONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ONTINUED ININ ININ IN S S S S SECTIONECTION ECTIONECTION ECTION B B B B B ,, ,, P P P P PAA AA A GEGE GEGE GE 3 3 3 3 309-15-06 GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208 TURTLES NESTHH HH HARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT estate, cottage, dock, pool, 2.7 acres. $3,800,000. HH HH HARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT 2 bed 2 bath, 100 ft. dock permit. $950,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.comELBELB ELBELB ELB OO OO O W CAW CA W CAW CA W CA YY YY Y l l l l l HOPE THOPE T HOPE THOPE T HOPE T OO OO O WNWN WNWN WN BIG POINT #2969 acre beachfront property with 90 ft. beach, 1 mile south of town, just south of a scenic rock cliff with oceanfront cave. US$595,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 DORROS COVE #3448 One block off the ocean, Lot #15, clear view of the Atlantic, and shared dock. New Listing. $225,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 WHITE SOUND #2866 Oceanfront lot with 100 ft on the water and 300 feet deep. A beautiful waterfront building site just steps away from the public dock and sandy beach. Excellent elevation. $600,000. Contact Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2813 BLUE HORIZONBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT on pink powder sand close to Hope Town village, 4bed 2bath, attached garage. New Listing. $1,500,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com GREEN TURTLE CAY # 3031 WATERFRONT COCO BAYHH HH HARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT 115 ft, dredged channel, 40 ft dock. Close proximity to resorts and beach. Perfect home site. $650,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2279NN NN NOROR OROR OR THTH THTH TH E E E E ENDND NDND ND B B B B BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT L L L L LOO OO O TT TT T with 120 linear ft. of pink sand. Excellent swimming beach. Build y our dream home! $675,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3376 COCONUT COTTAGEOO OO OCEANCEAN CEANCEAN CEAN VV VV VIEWIEW IEWIEW IEW on Breezy Hill, 4 bed 3 bath with guest house, excellent elevation, close to sandy beach. $635,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com LUBBERS QUARTERS #1851 FLIP FLOPSBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT Very private beach house on 1.19 acres of lush, tropical foilage, sleeps 4 with a private dock and beach.$499,900.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com

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Page 4 The Abaconian September 15, 2006The Hon. Bradley B. Roberts, Minister of Works and Utilities, addressed about 50 invited guests at a breakfast meeting on August 31. His topic was to update the community on the status of the Marsh Harbour airport improvement project. The meeting was held at Back Street Caf in Dundas Town. Mr. Roberts stated, The primary purpose of this mornings brief gathering is to inform you that the government will proceed with the Marsh Harbour airport improvements as was originally proposed.The improvements will include An improved runway in compliance with international standards. A 60-foot-high air traffic control tower with an anticipated cost of $2.5 million A fire station building to house the new fire truck at a cost of $250,000 The terminal building will be expanded from its current size of 4000 square feet to 20,000 square feet A new access road and adequate parking The construction of the terminal building, access road and parking area is estimated to cost $5.5 million. The total cost of the work will be in excess of $10 million. Last March a contract was signed between the government and Bahamas Hot Mix for re-paving the existing runway and apron, with improvements to the drainage and construction of a parallel taxiway to the north side of the existing runway. At that time Mr. Roberts announced that the runway would be extended by an additional 1000 feet to accommodate larger aircraft. However, at the breakfast meeting he informed the group that government decided not to extend the runway for two reasons. The extension would go beyond the budgetary allocation for this year and it would have necessitated the closing of the runway at times. Mr. Roberts assured the group that the airport will remain open which will necessitate construction work on the runway to be done at night. He suggested that aircraft requiring a longer runway could land at Treasure Cay that has a length of 7000 feet. The runway at Marsh Harbour is 5000 feet. Mr. Roberts brought with him the architects plan of the new terminal building, which has an attractive appearance. It has three food service areas, staff rooms, ticket counters for 10 airlines, several offices for the larger airlines and a 150-seat departure lounge for those who have passed security. This will be for all passengers as all domestic and international passengers must pass stringent security check points. The domestic arrival area is much more straight forward than the international arrival area as international passengers arriving must be screened by Immigration and luggage mus be inspected by Customs. Bahamas Hot Mix was the winning bidder for work on the runway and work in that area will commence within 15 days. Invitations to contractors to submit tenders for the construction of the expanded terminal will go out within 10 days and Mr. Roberts expects that the winning contractor will be named by the end of October or early November. Mr. Roberts commented on the very unpleasant roller coaster rides regarding the need to expand the Marsh Harbour airport But he assured the group that the undertaking given by the Christie administration will materialize.Airport Improvements Will Begin in 15 DaysThis is the architects drawing of the new terminal building scheduled to be constructed at the Marsh Harbour International Air port. The Hon. Bradley Roberts expects that invitations for contractors to submit tenders will go out soon and a contractor will be named by late October or early November. The middle peak is above the existing building. SELECTED APPLIANCES SELECTED GRILLS & COOLERS SELECTED POT SETS SELECTED POWER TOOLSSale continues while supplies lastSELECTED LINENS25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFF25% OFFAbaco HardwareCome and Celebrate with Us... 25% OFF25% OFFON SHOTGUN SHELLSWith the purchase of TENCases or moreDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, AbacoTel : 367 -2 2 170 A breakfast meeting held at Back Street Cafe in Dundas Town was the venue for the Hon. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Works, to announce governments plans for improving the Marsh Harbour International Airport. Although Abaco will not be getting a longer runway to allow larger planes to come in, a greatly expanded terminal will better accommodate the large number of passengers who go through that airport.

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 Active hurricane seasons are forecasted for at least the next decade, but you can still have the peace of mind that comes with knowing youre prepared. You never know when a watch will become a warning, but with help from our agents youll have the right coverage to weather any storm.Nassau: Collins Ave 322 2341 Thompson Blvd 325 8776 Mall at Marathon 393 6286 Family Islands: Freeport 242 352 7119 Abaco 242 367 2688 Exuma 242 336 2420 2006 ADWORKS 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 ON SHOTGUN SHELLSDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, AbacoTel : 3672170 Central Abaco NewsMarsh Harbour Hosted DJ CompetitionBy Luzena On August 26 the first ever DJ competition on Abaco was held at Club Solid Gold. Four DJs participated for the prize of $500, round-trip tickets to Nassau, hotel accommodation and a limousine ride to and from the Lynden International Airport. The winner was DJ Slick, and he will be representing Abaco in the Finals in Nassau. The finals will be winners from Freeport, Abaco and Nassau, and they will battle it out for a chance to represent The Bahamas in the Caribbean competition which will be held in St. Lucia with all expenses paid. This competition will be aired live on Tempo! The competition was sponsored by Heineken and the whole place was decorated with Heineken memorabilia. Abacos representative for Heineken (Burns House) was Peter Pratt; who was on hand to make sure everything was running smoothly. This event went off without a hitch, and all who attend had a great time. The Abaco competition was aired on Cable 12 on September 1.Pilot Club of Abaco Holds InstallationBy Luzena The Pilot Club of Abaco installed its Executive Board during a special meeting held on August 29 at the Central Abaco Primary School. Eight members pledged to dedicate their time and efforts to improve the Pilot Club and to make each project a success. The new Director of Projects is Mr. Claudius Rolle, who is the outgoing president. Mrs. Neulissa Major is the incoming president. Other positions are President-Elect, Mr. Cecil Simon; VicePresident, Mr. Bernard Haynes; Director of Projects, Ms. Coral Johnson; Director of Youth, Ms. Luzena Dumercy; Recording Secretary, Mrs. Rosalie Stubbs; and Treasurer, Ms. Vanria Lightbourne. The Pilot International theme is Pilot is Great! Friendship, Service, Fun, and Laughter! The Pilot Club of Abaco plans are to carry that theme out in all activities for the upcoming year. The club has an exciting and fun-filled project plan for its calendar year 200607. The Pilot Club is appealing to all Anchor members that have graduated to become Pilots, and any other persons that are interested are encouraged in joining a service club that is fun and exciting. At about 10:30 p.m. on September 1 two masked men, each with a handgun, robbed the Marsh Harbour Service Station in Marsh Harbour. They entered the shop demanding cash from the woman attendant. After the men were given the cash, they also stole the cash drawer. Before they left, they fired a shot randomly that hit a hot dog machine. The attendant was lying on the floor so was unable to see whether the men left the scene in a vehicle or on foot. The woman said that the men spoke with a foreign accent. The service station will now close at 8 p.m. instead of remaining open until midnight.

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Page 6 The Abaconian September 15, 2006 By Mirella Santillo Abaco taking part in International Coastal Cleanup organized by the Ocean Conservancy On the third Saturday of September, hundreds of thousands of people from 123 countries will descend on beaches, lakes and streams all over the world to clean trash and debris -on land and under water. With hundreds of miles of sea coasts, Abaco will participate in that effort for the whole month of September. Friends of the Environment and the Ministry of Tourism have joined forces to raise the consciousness of Abaconians into taking care of their marine resources by participating in the cleanup. On September 4th Radio Abaco hosted a live show with Mrs. Bernadette Harding with the Ministry of Tourism in charge of that project, Mr. Michael Albury, President of Friends of The Environment and Mr. Tim Higgs with Bahamas Dive Adventures, an expert on reefs and marine life. The three guests took turns to explain the reason behind this world wide cleanup and the goals to be achieved. With the increase in population, the increase in boating, it is natural to see a trash increase, explained Mr. Albury. We are trying to get the trash picked up, monitored and analyzed to find out where it is coming from. Not all the trash recovered from the ocean is a result of hurricanes destruction, possibly wood and construction material, but what about toilet seats, tires, batteries, clothes, cans, bottles, plastic garbage bags which take hundreds of years to disintegrate and much more? The purpose of today, explained Mrs. Harding, is to get people involved. Choose the area you want to clean, and when you want to do it. Form a group and clean in your neighborhood. Come to Friends office or to the Ministry of Tourisms office to pick up your kit:: gloves, garbage bags, explanatory brochure and even T-shirts. Several groups have already registered. A group from Central Pines is listed for September 16, a landscaping group from the Abaco Beach Resort has registered to clean in Bahama Palm Shore, Auskell Clinic will be picking up in Dundas Town, mentioned Mrs. Harding, but we are a little disappointed with the churches so far. Why are we picking up garbage? Dumping garbage on the shore or in the ocean creates pollution which affects and destroys sea life. We have seen major changes in sea life in the last few years. Mr. Higgs said that there was hardly any sea life left in Jamaica or in the Florida Keys. We are in between, he said. Our sea life, our reefs are being destroyed, they have become very vulnerable. Over-fishing is one reason and our culture: the tourists like to see seafood on the table and sea life in the ocean. Mr. Mills raised the issue of monitoring the sea parks, in particular Fowl Cay Preserve. How does it look today compared to five years ago? Mr. Albury explained that the Bahamas National Trust is in charge of the sea parks and no monitoring has been done so far. Mr. Higgs, who as a dive tour operator is constantly observing the coral reefs, was asked if he had noticed any changes. There are still some fish in the park but not as many varieties as before, he answered. But he had observed the slow disappearance of elk and staghorn corals. The only staghorn coral to be found now is around Sandy Point. Plastic bags and fishing nets falling on the reefs suffocate the corals. Do you know that 60 percent of our oxygen comes from the reef? he said. Mrs. Harding explained that thanks to Friends of the Environment, who will organize trash pick up, all people have to do is to fill the garbage bags provided and notify them of the location. Take a day to leave a legacy, she said. What is one day to leave a legacy to our children and grandchildren? Other threats to the oceans were discussed such as over-fishing or collecting small conchs. Our system is right at the brink, said Mr. Higgs. He mentioned that algae has become a problem. Until recently sea urchins used to keep the reefs clean, their spines acting as a cleaning brush. Now it seems that 90 percent of the sea urchins have died and algae which is a threat to the reefs is proliferating. You mess up with one link of the food chain and everything get messed up, commented Mr. Mills. Mr. Albury mentioned that an education officers is being considered by Friends of the Environment to educate school children. Older generations remember it the way it was, it is time that school age children start taking care of their inheritance, he said. I hope that all the communities come together. We have to do it as a team. Thanks, Abaco, for participating concluded Mrs. Harding. Mr. Mills ended up the session by reminding everybody, It is all of our problem, from Crown Haven to Walkers Cay to Sandy Point.Abaco Will Participate in Coastal CleanupThis shows people cleaning up the Marsh Harbour shore line in a previous coastal cleanup. Garbage collects ashore from people tossing away their garbage improperly and from the tides depositing debris that was tossed at sea. Friends of the Environment and the Abaco Tourist Office urge everyone to help clean up our shores. Get with others from your business, church or other organization and sign up to do your share to clean-up our shoreline.

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Page 8 The Abaconian September 15, 2006 Dave RalphThe Editor Says . The Airport Begins AgainThe 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: Luzena, Portia Jonsson, Vernique Russell, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Jo-Ann Bradley, Stephanie Downs, Lee Pinder, Peggy Thompson 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 By Stephanie Downs Many of our readers will be pleased to once again read a column written by Stephanie Humblestone, who finds humor in everyday life on Abaco. She is now married to Dr. Jay Downs and is happily living in Virginia. She returns to Abaco frequently to see her daughter who lives here and to her house in Hope Town. Her columns were always delightful, and we hope that she will consider writing more for us in the future. I had to stand on a stool to get a tighter grip on the plunger so that I could shove it a little deeper and with a little more force into the kitchen sink which had now been blocked up for almost 24 hours. I looked longingly into the plughole for the tiniest eddy but the waters were still. The kitchen floor was strewn with tools, misshapen coat hangers and empty bottles of Draino. A stray broken chopstick lay close to the faucet and not far away was a barbeque skewer which I had only just stopped myself from butchering. There was even a twisted pair of tweezersa frustrating last but unsuccessful resort. I had tried everything and was at the end of my tether. Whats the big deal? Why didnt you just call a 24-hour plumber, a friend said on my return to the States You will have to visit me in Hope Town one day, I laughed and left it at that. It was Sunday morning and where was I going to get a plumber on Elbow Cay offering any hour of the day service, especially an around the clock one. Come to think of it the day had nothing to do with it nor did the number of hours not offered! It is just a little more desperate on a Sunday when the stores are closed. I knew by the end of the day I would be jonesing for a drop of Draino. On a five-mile-long island there are no 24-hour emergency service plumbers with radio dispatched trucks claiming to do it all with no sweat to the customer and in record time like in Nassau or Florida. There is no Dr. Drain offering a television camera inspection of your internal pipes and a certified Back-Flow Test. If you are lucky, you may bump into aThe Ups and Downs of ParadiseMinister Bradley Roberts brought good news on August 31 to approximately 50 invited persons when he announced that construction on the Marsh Harbour airport improvements and renovations would begin in 15 days. One disappointment was governments cancellation of the 1,000-foot runway extension. The next day several calls from Nassau came from persons who heard on the Nassaus ZNS radio that the project had been canceled. This was partially correct in that reference was being made to the 1000-foot extension as being cancelled but not other aspects of the project. Restricting the runway to the present 5,000 feet will exclude larger corporate and commercial aircraft from arriving in Marsh Harbour. Min. Roberts said those persons with larger aircraft were welcome to use the longer runway at Treasure Cay. A few persons might use that airstrip and commute to Marsh Harbour, but it is more likely that they will stay home or go elsewhere. Many persons here feel that keeping the runway to its present 5,000-foot length will deter our high end visitors and keep our economy from growing to its potential. Perhaps this is a government attempt to slow Abacos phenomenal growth. Maybe the reasoning is that if the big planes are excluded, the boys with bigger toys can be coaxed to other Bahamian destinations. It is a fact that Abaco in general and central Abaco in particular is attracting big investment money. Private aircraft owners as well as commercial air carriers were looking forward to the extra 1000 feet on the runway. The larger business jets that are taking their chance with the present shorter and rough runway are not visible on the apron at the terminal as they use the Cherokee Aviation facilities further west. But on weekends, if you drive beyond the terminal to Cherokee Aviations fixed base operation, you can see some impressive aircraft sitting on the tarmac. Many other observations and suggestions have been made by concerned persons who want to see Abaco improve in a logical and orderly way. However, there has been no organized method for these ideas to be presented to government. Years ago during the planning stages of the Marsh Harbour commercial port facility, it was initially presented at its present location, then was considered for Snake Cay or a Murphy Town site before it was decided to build it in Marsh Harbour. All the various ideas had merit and in the final analysis, the present location was chosen. Businesses directly involved with the dock such as customs, freight companies and brokers were consulted during the planning stages and their suggestions were considered in the final plans. Now, comments on the street about the airport improvements are varied but generally express dismay. Expenses for the various components are not generally disclosed so the costs of the new taxiway or the repaving are not individually known. Neither was an overall plan of the airport shown so the position of the taxiway in relation to the existing fixed base operators is not known. Earlier surveys suggested that in order to meet International Civil Aviation Organization rules, ICOA, a taxiway to the north would create havoc with the Abaco Air ramp area and the parking apron at the main terminal. Perhaps the 500-foot required separation between a runway and a taxiway mentioned in July or August was incorrect, and the taxiway will not interfere with the Abaco Air FBO. There are many complaints about the proposed terminal building. Although Abaco residents are pleased to finally get an adequate terminal, they feel that local input could improve it. One suggestion concerns the number of ticket counters. The plan shows ten small counters, all of equal size. At present 13 airlines serve Marsh Harbour with the larger three having more counter space. We expect that our national carrier would not be satisfied with only one small counter, equal in size to the others. Those interested are invited to go into the Back Street Caf in Dundas Town and review the terminal plans which were left posted on the wall. A small traffic loop is shown in front of the expanded building for cars and taxis picking up incoming passengers. The traffic pattern for vehicles picking up passengers coming from Nassau and abroad does not appear to be adequate for present traffic, much less for future growth. This would seem to be a bottleneck to anyone familiar with the present Saturday traffic congestion at the terminal. Taxis and family members now jockey for space. During busy periods, traffic often has the road bottled up so no one can pass to either of the FBOs situated beyond the terminal. There must be a clearly defined through lane to facilitate traffic to the other air services. The chief architect for the Ministry of Works and a consultant remained after Min. Roberts presentation and attempted to answer questions but their answers seemed vague. For example, they were unable to give satisfactory details on the taxiway in relation to existing airport facilities. As far as we are aware, very little local input has been requested on the airport. Many suggestions have been made through letters in this paper and by callers on Radio Abaco, but those comments would not normally be seen or heard by those responsible for the design and improvements at the airport. Neither has government been open about their decisions and the various costs of the different elements of the facil ity. Complications also arise from new and changing security rules which may mandate design elements which the public would not be aware of. There have been several references to town meetings where the design would be presented and open for discussion from interested parties. This was done in 1999 when a new terminal was under consideration. Many ideas came from the audience some of which were found to be valid and were incorporated into the design. Another town session like this would dispel some of the antagonism felt in the community that local knowledge is inferior to that of the foreign consultants. Under the circumstances, Nassau counts as foreign. Perhaps the consultants got it right with the plan as submitted, but it would be comforting to hear governments reasons before $10 million is cast in concrete. Government officials often mention the desirability of partnering with individuals, companies or organizations to get more value from government funds. An area where government could partner successfully for the benefit of the community is with volunteer fire services. Rules prohibit the purchase of used equipment by government. Therefore, new fire engines are bought, often costing upwards of half a million dollars or more. This puts them beyond the reach of our island communities. However, volunteer fire departments often get access to older fire engines phased out of service elsewhere for nominal amounts ranging from free to several thousand dollars. Viewed another way if your house were on fire, would you rather have a new engine arrive with 1,000 gallons of water or five used engines showing up with 5,000 gallons? Even when money is raised by interested and committed volunteers and a used engine is acquired, there are additional costs in getting the equipment on the ground here. Government could assist by eliminating the duty and stamp tax on this equipment in a straight forward manner. Presently, the volunteers beg, cajole and enlist the help of their representative, administrator or political allies to get exempted from these taxes. The duty is often waived but getting the stamp tax waived is often an arduous procedure and many times is not successful. This is a shame as the money paid to government for the stamp tax is money that the volunteers could use to further equip their organization for the protection of the town. They are providing a service that central government would normally provide and doing it for a fraction of the amount it would cost if done as a government service with new equipment and salaried employees. Unlike other commercial endeavors, the service is provided with no thought of a financial return, no pay for the volunteers and no reimbursement for supplies used, yet government asks for seven 7 percent stamp duty on the supplies and equipment needed. This is probably an area that government policy makers have not thought about. Eliminating the duty and stamp tax would not cost government anything and would assist in providing a valuable community service. Abaco leads the country in providing volunteer fire services and government should look at Abacos success in this area and see how it could be applied to encourage a similar service on other islands.Encourage Volunteer Fire Services Please see Pipe Dreams Page 26Pipe Dreams

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 Order 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 governmentLetters to the EditorRequesting Assistance from the Hon. Bradley RobertsDear Editor, Could you kindly include this letter in your paper. Mr. Bradley Roberts, M. P. Dear Sir: Re: Central Pines Estates, Dundas Town, Abaco The residents of the newly developed government subdivision Central Pines, located in the Dundas Town area of Marsh Harbour, are very concerned about the lack of assistance or attention being given most notably in the areas of maintenance and upkeep of our community. To date there are approximately 72 inhabited homes, 26 partially completed homes and some 16 or more under construction, not to mention the 20 or more lots that have already been cleared in preparation for construction to begin. The residents have formed an association to address concerns of the residents and to assist government in the maintenance of the subdivision so that it can be an area of pride for its residents. To date the association has written and spoken to a number of different local representatives; however, our concerns are still not addressed. These are the main issues that we would like to bring to your attention and hopefully have addressed: l. The roads were dug up by Batelco last year (2005) and never repaired. 2. Currently there are two sink holes in our streets that need to be repaired and are growing in size. Please see the attached photo published in the local paper. 3. A request to the Department of Housing to assist with the installation of the stop signs, street signs and entrance signs seems to have fallen on deaf ears, even with dangerous accidents occurring at our intersections. According to the local Ministry of Works Department, they are waiting on instructions from the Department of Housing. 4. Local Government has still not been able to secure garbage collection for the 100 or more homes and soon an adjacent subdivision with another 400 lots will be sold and inhabited. 5. The local area dump, which was to be relocated last December, continues to endanger our lives with toxic fumes which The Central Pines Estates Home Owners Association has requested help from the Minister of Works, Mr. Bradley Roberts, for amenities that are normal in other areas of town. These would include garbage collection and better phone service and cable service. Shown here are Augustine Williams, Dundas Town Committee Chairman, Benita Altidor, Treasurer, Leazona Richard, Secretary of the association, and Bernadette Hall, President of the association. On Friday, September 1, at about 10:30 p.m., two masked men, reportedly of Haitian descent, robbed the Shell Convenience Store in Marsh Harbour at gunpoint. Two female clerks were present, one of who was on her first night of work at the station. Two guns were pointed at her head, and the men demanded the money from the drawer. After the money and the cash drawer were handed over to the armed men, they shot the hot dog machine on the way out. The poor clerk was so terrified that she had to be taken to the clinic and is still suffering from the effects at this writing. A short time ago, I extended the hours of operation at the station to midnight to provide people with a place to shop late. It was very well received; in fact, people were still coming in at midnight. We looked forward to soon being open 24 hours a day. Now, we must close at 8 once again until we can create a bulletproof enclosure to provide a safe place for our employees to work. AND WE WILL! What in the world is going on in Abaco? How did it get this out of control? Have we become Little Nassau? What has happened to our beautiful, peaceful island home? And more importantly, what is being done about it? Some of the answers are obvious. Uncontrolled illegal population, undesirables from Nassau and Freeport coming to Abaco because it is an easy mark and our very own complacency, thinking it will never happen here. But it has. Homes and businesses are being robbed, some repeatedly. And some at gunpoint. The police investigate crime here to the best of their ability and were on the scene soon after this robbery. But the fact remains that with their limited resources, unless someone turns in the offenders, they are unlikely to be captured unless a nearby security camera turns up their images. That is why I would like to announce a $2000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of these two men. That is the first thing I am going to do to protect my business. Next, I will install bulletproof glass around my store and create a bulletproof clerks station inside. I will install a night buzzer so that at night all customers must be buzzed in AND out by the clerk. Criminals, be on notice; IF YOU TRY TO ROB SHELL AGAIN YOU WILL BE TRAPPED LIKE A RAT IN A BULLETPROOF CAGE. Then, the police will come and take you away to Fox Hill where YOU WILL ROT. I will have created a cutting-edge fortress for my employees whose safety is the most important thing there is to me in business. I will have an impenetrable, inescapable trap for any criminal that dares try to terrorize my employees. I will spend whatever it takes to provide a safe working environment and a safe shopping environment for our good customers. It will be as good as the best security in Nassau or New York City. That is what we have come to. We will be open 24-7 soon to better serve our customers. The criminals will not beat us. Heath Higgs, Proprietor Shell Marsh Harbour Convenience StoreAn Open Letter to All Citizens of Abaco An Reward is Offered Please see Letters Page 25Support Citizens Against Crime

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Page 10 The Abaconian September 15, 2006 Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAILBy Luzena The amount of money that government has to spend on repairs and maintenance of government schools in The Bahamas and right here on Abaco is very high. During the recent trip of Min. Bradley Roberts and Min. Alfred Sears to Abaco, they were concerned about the vandalism that they saw at several of our schools. Several factors can be taken into consideration, in my humble opinion to answer these questions. The major reason for the degradation of government schools is the students. There are students that take it upon themselves to write on the walls, desks, chairs, and other school property. These walls have to be repainted, and the following school year the same thing happens. Students need to take pride in their schools. Mr. Sears commented that private schools do not suffer the same destruction of the school premises as government schools. He felt that one reason was that with private schools if students do not behave, the school does not have to keep that students. Government schools do not have that advantage. He also mentioned that students attending schools that are well maintained tend to excel academically. Mr. Sears would like to see communi-Deterioration of Schools Is a Concernties more pride in their schools. Government cannot do it alone but he feels that the schools need more support from parents. He also suggested that part of the problem is poor leadership of the school administration. In the last three years Central Abaco Primary School has received $700,000 from the government for general maintenance. The court yard at Central Abaco Primary School floods with every rain so students cannot use the area. There is no playground or ball field for sports. This student is using a desk at the Central Abaco Primary School as a scooter. Recycle Aluminum CansBins Located at Abaco Shopping Centre(By the Vets office)& at the corner near Maxwells Supermarket

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayIn 2005 close to 500 couples from around the world selected Abaco as the destination of choice to exchange their wedding vows. This sector of the tourism industry has generated a substantial amount of revenue into the Abaco economy and has provided business opportunities for local people and propri-Tourism Will Host Bridal Extravaganzaetors. Kendy Anderson, Weddings and Honeymoons Executive for the Abaco Tourist Office, has monitored the constant growth in destination weddings and found it appropriate to introduce workshops such as the Second Annual Bridal Extravaganza to educate and certify persons who desire to professionally capitalize on this opportunity. Last years three-day event brought many destination wedding gurus from the Association of Bridal Consultants International and Weddings Beautiful Bahamas & Caribbean, all involved in presenting to wedding consultants from Abaco and representatives from other islands of The Bahamas; local hoteliers, caterers, florists, seamstresses, photographers and general wedding vendors. The second event will feature Ms. Doris Nixon as its guest speaker. She holds an impressive resume in her area of expertise including President of Weddings Beautiful Worldwide, Director of Educational ServicesNational Bride Services and author of 18 Certified Wedding Specialist courses. She has been featured in many wedding/bridal magazine articles, internationally. In addition, there will be a trade show, a wedding scene fashion show, visitation to popular wedding sites and other informative presentations. This years Bridal Extravaganza will once again be held at the Pavilion at Abaco Beach Resort on October 19th-21st and will depict the Abaco Signature Wedding theme, A Message in a Conch Shell Individuals or businesses who may wish to participate in this event should contact the Abaco Tourist Office at 242-367-3067 for further information. For the past 11 years the Ministry of Tourism has hosted the Cacique Awards, which recognize Bahamians throughout The Bahamas for their exemplary service within the tourism and hospitality industry. Residents of Abaco have done very well in several categories in receiving this prestigious award and are the proud recipients of 13 to date. The Abaco Tourist Office wishes to increase this count and is appealing to the mainland and surrounding cays to submit names of persons or employees who epitomize the meaning of the word Cacique Tribal Chief in a steady contribution of excellent performance related to tourism over the years. The nomination categories for the Cacique Awards are: Transportation, Human Resources Development, Sports, Leisure & Events, Creative Arts, Handicraft, Sustainable Tourism Award, The Clement T. Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award and The Ministers Award. Eligibility requires the nominees to be residents of The Bahamas whose products and performance have a positive impact on the quality development of Bahamian tourism. In addition, nominations within the hotel sector must be a member of the Bahamas Hotel Association and meet BHA criteria. If you know of any persons or have employees who meet the necessary requirements and will be a strong candidate in the categories listed, please contact the Abaco Tourist Office at 242-367-3067 before October 16th, 2006. 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 Cacique Nominations Are Requested

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Page 12 The Abaconian September 15, 2006 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderBye, Bye ErnestoSo far this season we have been very fortunate and have only had the one threat of a hurricane this year and we are happy that Ernesto decided to pass us by.School OpensSchool Principal Michelle Lowe tells me she is all ready for the new school year. She is expecting 17 students to attend the government primary facility. This is a loss of one student over last years total numbers in the two classrooms. She reminded me that work on the new decking, fence and steps has not yet been done, but the funds raised for this purpose are still being held. It seems that there are no available workers to do the work right now; she is hoping to get it started soon though. This walkway has been the site of more than a few accidents and hopefully the new railing will put a stop to these. As yet the PTA and Michelles overall schedule is still in the planning stages for the upcoming school year, but she assures me that they will definitely be having a student talent night, which has always proved to be an evening of entertainment and fun for everyone.Potable Water Is on Its WayAbout 20 years back a local publication described Cherokee as Coming Up From The Doldrums. Well, since that time we have received an access road into the settlement so that we no longer have to commute by boat to the mainland, telephones in every home keep us in touch, electricity came to us for more comfortable living, cable for our entertainment and DSL for our computers to keep us better connected to the rest of the world. But water, the very essence of our existence, eluded us. It had been promised, but was very slow in coming. Now, it seems it is about to become a reality. The Hon. Bradley R. Roberts, Minister of Works and Utilities, visited Cherokee Sound to sign the official documents that will bring potable, pure water right into our homes. He told the residents of Cherokee South Abaco NewsAn agreement has been reached between the Water and Sewerage Corporation and The Abaco Club on Winding Bay for the installation of a water transmission main system to the settlement. Water and Sewerage will install a distribution system to connect about 100 homes in the settlement and 16 homes in the nearby settlement of Yellow Wood. Shown above is the Hon. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Works, left, with Mr. Mark Scott, Resident Director at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Looking on is Mr. Chistopher Sherman, Acting General Manager at Water and Sewerage Corporation. Please see South Page 13 The W.W. Sands Community Center was packed with Cherokee Sound residents eager to hear about the agreement between government and the Abaco Club on Winding Bay that will provide them with water. They were told that they will have running water in their homes by Christmas. The Abaco Club will put in the main supply line and Water and Sewerage Corporation will run the lines to the homes throughout the settlement. SMALL OFFICE HOME OFICEStarting up your own business can be exhilarating and provide a freedom and sense of satisfaction like no other. But owning and operating your own business can also be challenging. Establishing business connections with suppliers and clients requires a good communications system, but keeping in touch can be expensive. BTC knows how important those communications are and we have the perfect solution to assist you in keeping in touch with your clients and suppliers. With ViBe, BTCs Internet phone solution, you can talk as often and for as long as you want and all for a low fixed rate! All you need is a telephone, a computer, a broadband connection and ViBe! Phone your clients and/or have them call you and stay connected without having to worry about the cost! POWERED BY NOWAVAILABLETHE BAHAMAS INTERNET PHONE REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN!Legal VOIP now available in The Bahamas. Make calls to the U.S. & Canada, Switzerland & the U.K. FOR LESS!Available at Batelnet, Mall At Marathon or JFK.FREE Modem & ActivationSign up today and get yourFREE Prepaid Visa C ard! CALL TODAY AND START TALKING FOR LESS!225-5282Questions or Comments?vibe@btcbahamas.com

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA 50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Fresh Water Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS One, two & three bedroom units On the ocean & harbour Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : seasprayres@abacoinet.com www.seasprayresort.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 Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously Maintained35% off all rentals through February 11 W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount$1295 23 Albury Bros$1015 22 Boston Whaler$ 945 20 Albury/Hydra$ 910 18 Privateer$ 665 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com that this service would cost each resident about $100 for the initial set-up and meter, which is the normal rate for the Family Islands. He pointed out that this same set-up would run approximately $600 in Nassau. He stated that there was a reduced rate applicable for the monthly supply of water for us, also less than Nassau rates. This, according to Mr. Anderson of the Marsh Harbour Water and Sewerage Office is $6 for the first 11,000 gallons. From 11,001 to 13,000 gallons it will be $6.40 and anything over 13,000 gallons per month will run $8.40. Mr. Roberts stated that no one would be forced to be hook up to the government water supply, but that because water must pass a certain standard of purity, it would be much better for our well being according to the World Health Organization that they take their standards from. Just like the persons who owned generators or had propane or kerosene refrigerators and didnt feel that it would be necessary to hook up to electricity when it came to Cherokee in 1997, some are saying that they have good water and see no need to hook up. As with power, there were a few who held out for awhile, but, of course, now everyone has electricity in their homes. The Minister said that no one would be forced to hook up, but asked the question, If it is going to be better for you and the health of your family, why wouldnt you want to have better water? This service is being provided to the people of Cherokee Sound because of an agreement between the Christie government and the Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Three years ago when Mr. Peter de Savary requested the use of government land to proMore South Abaco News SouthFrom Page 12 vide a source of water for their irrigating needs the government felt this was an excellent opportunity to bring water to nearby Cherokee Sound. The Abaco Club has a desalination plant that produces reverse osmosis water for its own needs, and they agreed to make this water available to us. This is not to say that our residents didnt see the necessity for better water long ago and made our feelings known to government officials, because we did. It seems the original agreement with the Abaco Club that, for the use of government land to obtain water, they would pay a royalty to the Water and Sewerage Corporation. This payment or fee would go towards the cost of monitoring the water resources of this sector of Abaco in maintaining a certain high quality and the cost of providing a water supply to nearby Yellow Wood and Cherokee Sound. Mr. Roberts came to Cherokee Sound on August 30 to proclaim that negotiations for this water supply have now been concluded and to let the people of our community witness the signing of this contract. He stated that costs for this project will run around $700,000 and that the Abaco Club has agreed to advance several years of royalty fees to underwrite this cost. The break down is $400,000 for the transmission mains to Cherokee and $300,000 for the distribution lines within Cherokee. When the project is completed, the transmission and distribution system will be turned over to the Water and Sewerage Corporation and once the testing is comPlease see South Page 20 The Capt. Gurth Dean is the mail boat that serves Sandy Point and Moores Island. It is shown here lying at the government dock in Sandy Point. A solid-filled ramp is in the foreground. It was after the ramp was constructed that the beach began to move dramatically.

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Page 16 The Abaconian September 15, 2006 is 113 years old and is undergoing renovations. Construction should be completed by the end of the year on an additional two classrooms, a principals office and staff room. Mr. Sears spoke highly of the school and its outstanding exemplary record of environmental achievements. He felt that the students should be proud of their school A special place of interest for Mr. Sears was Every Child Counts, a private learning center for children with special needs. The PLP government has a great deal of interest in special education and pre-school education. It is the governments belief that all students have the right to quality education, that is, the SchoolFrom Page 2 same or roughly equivalent wherever possible, stated Mr. Sears. ECC began in 1996 with 16 children who had disabilities keeping them from attending regular classrooms. Last year their enrolment was 63 and the school is expecting 70 this year. He has promised to aid ECC with teachers salaries, one of their biggest expenses. The government has taken it upon itself to help in whatever capacity that it is able to. The Nassau delegation toured Central Abaco Primary School and saw the result of a lack of upkeep and maintenance including vandalism. This included one new bathroom block that has not been operational since 1999. Mr. Sears was dismayed that in seven years it had not been attended to. Concepts for a new building for Abaco Central High School were revealed. A twostory administration building will be constructed to replace the burned-out building. It will contain administrative offices, staff facilities, a computer lab and a library. Mr. Sears regrets that parents are not more involved with the school. He would like them to take pride in the schools and see that they are maintained better. He mentioned that teachers may receive additional training so they can be rotated to other subject areas to avoid burnout. Mr. Sears mentioned some of the initiatives that the Ministry of Education is developing to improve the educational system. The Ministry in conjunction with the College of The Bahamas is establishing a National Training Institute to improve the leadership of administrators. This will include working the principals to improve their leadership qualities. The Ministry is expanding the Extended Learning Programme for high school students who have difficulty making the required standards. The Ministry is going to conduct a major review of the curriculum. The Ministry will focus on adult education through launching a 24-hour television learning channel with Cable Bahamas to teach languages, trades and culture. The International Development Bank project will improve technical and vocation training and pre-school education. The Ministry will implement a national Renovations and a two-classroom block have been under construction for several months at the Hope Town Primary School. Mr. Sears visited this school on his tour of Abaco schools. Construction also includes a principals office and staff room. 14 Government Schools Are Being Upgraded Please see School Page 17 Minister Sears, left, is discussing the problems of Abaco Central High School with Mrs. Nadeen Beneby, Head Mistress, and PTA President, Pastor Stephen Knowles, on his tour ot Abaco schools on August 24. 8 PM

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 2,3,4&5Bedroom BeachfrontRentalsTreasure Cay, Abaco, BahamasPhone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501www.BahamaBeachClub.comTollFreeReservations:800-563-0014 18HoleGolf Course,Tennis,BoatRentals, Scuba,IslandTours,Shopping&More!One of the10Best Beaches in the WorldNational Geographic LUXURYCONDOMINIUMS Tbh high school equivalency certificate The Ministry will institute a national high school diploma. Mr. Sears wants the school system to prepare students so they can avail themselves of opportunities that are presenting themselves with the new developments that are underway on the islands. Accompanying Mr. Roberts and Mr. Sears to Abaco were Ms. Anita Bernard, Permanent Secretary, Mr. Cecil Thompson Director of Education, and Mr. Livingston Forbes, Chief Architect with Works. principals office and staff room. Total expense is $416,385. Moores Island All Age School has an enrolment of 67 students. Leonard Knowles completed emergency and hurricane electrical repairs in 2004 and R. Davis and Sons Construction built a three classroom block, covered walkways and made other repairs in 2005. Total expense will be $375,790. Abaco Central High School has an enrolment of 490 students. Many repairs have been carried out by Bill Swain Construction and Leonard Knowles from 2002 until 2005. Total expense was $692,017. Great Guana Primary School has nine students. Cyril Archer made repairs in 2005 Mr. Sears was very interested in the Every Child Counts Learning Center, a private school for students with special needs. The government is interested in providing better learning situations for children with problems and was impressed with ECC which is privately funded. Mr. Sears is hoping to provide government funding for teacher pay. The schools founder and director, Mrs. Lyn Major, is showing Mr. Sears around. $6 Million Is for School Repairs and Upgrades SchoolFrom Page 16 totaling $31,387. Fox Town Primary School has an enrolment of 110 students. Contractor Elijah Mills of Fox Town carried out general repairs, hurricane repairs, a two classroom extension and covered walkway from 2002 until 2005 for a total cost of $380,000. Central Abaco Primary has an enrolment of 680 students. General repairs were done in 2002, 2004 and 2006 by Everett Archer Construction and Lynden Archer Construction totaling $349,000. Sherlin Bootle High School in Coopers Town had extensive repairs and renovations Please see School Page 18 The Hon. Alfred Sears detailed the construction work that has been ongoing to the to the government schools on Abaco giving a few details about each one. Sandy Point Primary School has an enrolment of 70 students. He detailed the work being done there, listed earlier. Hope Town Primary School has an enrolment of 42 students. Mr. Lynden Archer completed repairs to the teachers residence in March 2006. Mr. Bill Swain is constructing a two classroom building,Min. Sears Details School Repairs

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Page 18 The Abaconian September 15, 2006 10 years in the out islandsby Under the Palms(203) 389-3304outislands@underthepalms.com visit our site at underthepalms.comabaconian.com abacoislandrentals.com pineapplesbar.com louiesseasidevillas.comvisit some of our clients sites:abacotranquility.com baystreetrentals.com waterwaysrentals.com schoonerslanding.comWeb sites starting at$600 We contacted Under the Palms to develop a new web site for us within 3 months it was up and running. With over 50 pages and close to 300 pictures, that was a lot of work to accomplish in a short period of time. We are extremely happy with the result, they know and love the Abacos and that comes across in their work. Julie Farrington, Island Property Management, Green Turtle Cay visit our site at abacoislandrentals.com made in 2004 and 2005 that totaled $891,000. Grand Cay All Age School has an enrolment of 124 students. The Hamilton Russell Construction company constructed a four classroom block, pre-school and toilet block in 2004. Expense totaled $821,151. Crossing Rock Primary School has an enrolment of 18 students. Repairs were made in 2005 by L.V. Construction to the teachers residence and the school as well as new restrooms, tuck shop and vendors booth. Expenses totaled $230,098 Coopers Town Primary School has an enrolment of 128 students. Odell Cox Construction repaired the school in 2002, 2004 and 2006 totaling $329,821 Treasure Cay Primary School has an enrolment of 156 students. Robert Edgecombe carried out an extension and made repairs in 2005 that totaled $426,975. Man-O-War Primary School has an enrolment of 20 students. The William Albury Construction company repaired the roof for a cost of $11,211. The Amy Roberts Primary School in Green Turtle Cay has an enrollment of 53 students. The Jonathan Curry Construction company made general repairs to the school that cost $190,683. Cherokee Sound Primary School had no work done. Minister Sears, right, toured Central Abaco Primary and later talked with Lynden Archer, left, to find out if repairs would be completed in time for the opening of school on September 4. Others in the photo are Ms. Eunice Mills, Principal; Gary Sawyer, interested citizen; and Fritz Bootle from Coopers Town. SchoolFrom Page 17Schools Are Receiving Funding for RenovationsThe funeral service for Daisymae Russell Jones, 44, formerly of Fox Town was held on September 2 at New Hope Baptist Church, Mount Hope. Rev. Allan J. Mills officiated assisted by Rev. Burnell Parker. Interment followed in the Public Cemetery, Fox Town. She is survived by her husband Frederick Jones; mother Agnes McIntosh; father Ralph Russell; stepmother Evelyn Russell; step-daughters Ada McGregor, Jestina Burrows, Sandra Ferguson, Kathy Jones, Ettajane Bain, Deborah Williams, Julie Russell and Roselyn Thompson; stepsons Zyandell and Frederick Jones Jr.; adopted son Geno Simmons; sisters Maxine Simmons, Rapunzel Pinder, Florina, Bridgette, Shavandi, Shamayell, Shaquinta and Mariska Russell; brothers Jeffery Thompson, Otis Thomas, Clint and Clyde Russell; brothers-in-law Paul, Richard, Simon and Lincoln Jones, Axcel Simmons and Marcus Pinder; sisters-in-law Rena Adderley, Anita Roberts, Rocelia Abriam, Violet Thompson, Patrice Thomas, Gwendolyn and Melonie Jones; step-sistersin-law Sheva, Ruth, Susan and Idamae Jones; step-sons-in-law Dudley McGregor, Eddison Burrows, Errol Ferguson, Hansel Bain, Llewlyn Willians, Dave Russell and Benjamin Thompson; step-daughter-in-law Doris Jones; nieces Deanya, Eloneika, Candalea, Carnell, Tavara, Whitney, Britney, Elva, Destiny, Treasure, Angel and Crystal; nephews Okeyno, Valentino, Renardo, Clint Jr., Rashad, Geno, Aricko, Axcel Jr., Marquis and Tarano; grandniece Keyerra; aunts Rosalee, Cecelia, Birdie, Joycelyn, Patricia McIntosh, Rafeletta Russell, Shanamae Ambrister, Eleanor Bowleg, Florence Thompson and Pearl Clay; uncles Lousine Pinder, Jeremiah and Ednal McIntosh; godchildren Tamia Wells and Rosa Alexis; godparents Ulrica McIntosh, Preston Thompson and Charlie Mills; and many other relatives and friends.Obituaries of Family and Friends Abaco Print Shop Flyers Tickets Brochures Certificates NCR Forms Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Laminations Envelopes Menus Labels ...More Open 9am 5pm Mon. Fri. Abaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 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 Portia Jonsson Marsh Harbour continues to consolidate its status as the commercial center of Abaco as more and more retail outlets and businesses open. The latest are Fun Kids Daycare Centre, Marys Take-Away and Island Grocers. As the population continues to grow so does the demand for more schools, learning centers and daycare facilities. Fun Kids Daycare Centre has opened its doors to help meet the need. Located in a green and yellow building in Murphy Town, the center cares for children ages 6 months to one year. Rates are $50 per week or $12 per day and daycare hours are 6:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Arrangements for babysitting services on Saturdays and Sundays, at a rate of $13 per day, must be made in advance. For your daycare needs, please call Lynette who is fully certified at 375-9868 or 559-9640. Marys Take-Away is located in the same building as Fun Kids in Murphy Town serving lobster, shrimp, grouper and other favorite Bahamian deliBusiness Briefs cacies such as their famous guava duff. Marys Take-Away serves food seven days a week from 12 noon until 12 midnight. Give Shorette a call today at 375-9868 or 559-9640. Located on Forest Drive opposite Central Pines Estates is Island Grocers specializing in a large variety of snacks, every day food items, cleaning products and health and beauty products. Island Grocers is offering many back to school specials and in two months meat products will be added to their increasing inventory. Store hours are 7 a.m. 10 p.m. seven days a week (Sunday to Saturday). J & J Electric Limited has moved its office and is now located in the old Western Auto Parts Building opposite the Anglican Church. J & J Electric specializes in commercial electrical contract work and has been in business for six years. Business hours are 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For all your electrical needs give them a call at 367-5145. Abaco Beach Resort and HMY Yachts made a donation to Every Child Counts and two volunteer organization of Marsh Harbour. Michelle Key is presenting checks to Colin Albury, left, of Crash and Rescue and Brent Key, right, of Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. Missing from the photo is Mrs/ Lynn Major of ECC. The money was raised through the billfish tournament that is held annually sponsored by HMY and hosted by Abaco Beach Resort.Billfish Tournament Donates to ECC and Volunteer Services 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

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Page 20 The Abaconian September 15, 2006 pleted the service will be turned on and we will then become customers of the corporation, just like other residents of mainland Abaco. Their target date for all this to materialize is December 2006. After Mr. Roberts speech was concluded, he took questions from the audience and appeared to thoroughly address their enquiries. There was a general feeling of relief and satisfaction that finally we were actually going to get the water and that it was going to happen soon. Mr. Roberts reminded us that the quality of water we drink is of paramount importance to our health. Television and radio news media, journalists and photographers were present along with many other government dignitaries for this long awaited contract signing. In fact, the W.W. Sands Community Center was almost full. The only other persons to speak were Mr. Robert Sweeting, Member of Parliament for South Abaco, who gave greetings, and Mr. Mark Scott, who was acting on behalf of Mr. de Savary and the Abaco Club to sign the contract. He spoke briefly confirming the close relationship they have enjoyed with Cherokee residents and said how happy they were that final arrangements have been reached and that the plan to bring water to us was now in the works. The meetings moderator was the Administrator for Central Abaco, Mr. Revis Rolle, who made all the necessary introductions while Pastor Silbert Mills gave the invocation. In addition, Mr. Roberts brought up the name of Mr. Gary More South Abaco News SouthFrom Page 13 Sawyer, whom he credited with raising the cry to get us the much needed water. He was also present. Even though this is a major change for the residents of Cherokee (and as seems to be the norm these days) out of about 180 residents very few actual persons from the settlement were present and only three homeowners from Yellow Wood came to witness this all-important event. Refreshments were prepared by local women so the entourage could have something to hold them over for their long trip to Coopers Town where they were booked to appear later that evening. Cherokee didnt get where it is today by itself. Apathy does not do anything, we all need to be more interested and get more involved if we want to keep Cherokee Sound Up from the Doldrums because unemployment and hard times werent the only criteria that brought about the downfall of Rome. Cherokee, its the people that make the difference.Lightning Sets Boat AfireBy Jo-Ann Bradley It really was a dark and stormy night. People who have lived in Cherokee Sound all of their lives say they never experienced as violent a storm as the one that developed about 1 a.m. on September 2nd. The electricity had gone off an hour earlier and every home was pitch black except for the occasional lantern flickering in the darkness. Cold rain was sheeting down. Marina Albury was the first to raise the This is the beach in front of Nancys Restaurant in Sandy Point taken in 2002 before a ramp was built in 2003. This is the same beach now. The sand has been eroded away so the water now laps under the porch of Nancys Restaurant and will soon threaten the public toilet, the white building in the forground. However, the beach is building up on the other side of the ramp. Please see South Page 21

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 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 alarm. Her home is on the waterfront overlooking the docks and boats anchored there. She was awake because the thunder was blasting away with lightning following microseconds later she knew that the storm was right on top of them, and she was concerned for her two grandchildren sleeping in the next room. She gathered them up and resettled them in the relative safety of her own bedroom. Still restless, she headed for the kitchen and a glass of water. Thats when she saw that her living room was lit up with a yellow-red glow, and she remembered thinking that the glow was strange because there was no electricity. She looked out the window and saw a 28-foot fishing boat fully engulfed in flames. The Wild Bill tied to Trevor Sawyers dock, was on fire. Next to the Wild Bill several other expensive boats were in danger. Marina urged her husband, Garth, to wake up and get up. He threw on some clothes and both ran out in the pounding rain, he to the right, she to the left, to rouse the neighbors. Word travels quickly in Cherokee and within minutes a crowd had gathered. The great fear was that the boat, loaded with gasoline, would explode. Ricky Sawyer, SouthFrom Page 20 Jeff Williams, Andrew Roberts and Melissa Williams raced home, grabbed a brand new generator, a pump and a hose and quickly returned to a nearby dock to place a stream of water on the flames. The effort was valiant, but too far away to make a difference. The water didnt reach. As the crowd watched through the curtain of rain, they saw the dock catch fire. The pride of settlement, the Cherokee Sound Fire Truck, arrived half an hour into the conflagration it had been unable to move because vehicles had been parked around it and the owners of those cars had to be awakened and urged to move them. When it finally did arrive, with lights flashing, the truck couldnt get close enough to the fire to put water where it was needed on the boat, although it did reach the dock and helped save that structure. Among the onlookers was Michael Bethel, captain of the Duke of Topsail, and his son, 18-year-old Michael Bethel, Jr. or Mikey as he is known. Douglas Sands, Garth and Marinas son-in-law, was there, too. They discussed what should be done. Michael said that his training as a captain emphasized safety first, but, he added, There are certain times when you do have to take a risk. Despite the rain, the fire worsened, leaping 20 feet into the air, and the threat of an explosion increased. All the boats at the dock were at risk, not to mention the homes on the waterfront. If even one home caught fire, there was a serious possibility that the settlement could go up in flames as had happened in Cherokee with the great fire in the 20s. Michael, Mikey, and Douglas decided to get the blazing boat away from the dock and out into open water. Despite their fear and facing real danger from flames and explosion, Michael and Mikey jumped into their 14-foot Carolina Skiff and Douglas into his 18-foot Man-OWar-built boat and, working as a team, attacked the fire. Douglas, displaying awesome seamanship, backed his boat close to the raging fire and, tilting his motor, repeatedly juiced the engine causing large waves of water to fall onto the deck. The Rt. Hon. Perry Christie does his famous shuffle while attending the home coming at Moores Island. He has been a keen competitior in Junkanoo competitions in Nassau in earlier days. The home coming was held on August 25-27. Many people from Nassau visited the island for the occasion and enjoyed the festivities. More South Abaco News Please see South Page 26

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Page 22 The Abaconian September 15, 2006 Youth Blaze Concert Attracts Hundreds of YouthBy Samantha V. Evans Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: A Warning from Hell was the topic for this years Youth Blaze held at Change Ministries International. On August 26th hundreds of young people packed the hall to be entertained by local and visiting Christian singers, dancers, steppers and rappers. Some of the performers that night were the Changed Ministries Praise Team, The Messenger, a new male singing trio called Trinity, Preacher Boy, Solid Rock, Youth Vibe Rappers, Sister Penn, Grace Bible Fellowship Steppers and Drama Team from Freeport, Grand Bahama. The young people were wild with excitement as each entertainer hit the stage. But the main attraction for the night was rapper Romeo Butler AKA JHUG from Freeport who rocked the church with his stellar performance. The 25-year-old rapper stated that his life changed four years ago after he was in a car accident. Even though his car was cut in half, he walked away without a scratch. He stated that after this he became saved and saw the fullness of God. He said that looking at the car he doesnt know how he came out of it alive. All he remembers is seeing bright lights and then waking in the hospital. He stated that now he knows that the bright lights were angels protecting him. Romeo has been rapping since he was a young boy. However, he never saw himself rapping for God. He used to rap about violence and women but now music is his life. He now lives what he writes. He works with Message in da Music in Freeport. He is happy that his music impacts adults as well as the youth. Many adults tell him that they love his music and how it has positively affected their lives. He sees many of the youth on the wrong path.Since music is the most influential thing right now, he will present music to them in the right form. His album My testimony will be released in October. Jhug stated that he takes his relationship will God very seriously and will not do anything that will scar his relationship with God. He is competitive and believes that with God he can do all things. He stated that he had many addictions: drugs, sex and alcohol and God delivered him from them and He can do the same for anyone.Rap Sessions Held for YouthBy Samantha V. Evans On August 26th, young people gathered at Changed Ministries Chapel for rap sessions lead by Deacon Henry Seymour and Mrs. Nancy Seymour from Grace Bible Fellowship in Freeport, Grand Bahamas. They addressed topics of dating, finances, sex, drugs and the like but from Gods point of view. The young people asked a lot of questions and voiced their concerns in a safe environment. Sister Nancy met with the females and Deacon Henry met with the males separately. Lunch was served at the end of these sessions. Later on Saturday, Detective Constable #352 Boyd spoke to over 100 young people about gang violence and crimes committed by young people. He told them that a gang is defined as three or more persons who identify with a common name and engage in crime on a regular basis. Over the last decade, he stated that there has been an increase in gang activities including attacks on buses, at Junkanoo and at the Red Cross Fair. However, gangs began back in the 1980s with the territorial fights on Kemp Road in Nassau. He told the young people that gangs are everywhere even in prisons. Detective Boyd told the young people that it is still against the law to smoke marijuana. If they are caught with it, they will have a record. Once they have record, it will ruin their chances of going off to college, and they will no longer be able to travel abroad. He told the group that people take drugs because of curiosity, boredom, peer pressure or because of their personality. He encouraged the young people to focus on their education and refrain from sexual activities. The power of consent is on each of them, he stated. He concluded by telling them to involve themselves in positive activities so they can fly like eagles.Abaco Women of God MinistryBy Samantha V. Evans The Abaco Women of God Ministry was founded nine years ago by Mrs. Nathalie Knowles, who had a passion for the youth, felt the burden that they were carrying and wanted to do something to help them cope. There are eight to ten members on the committee who come from various settlements on Abaco. The main event held every year is a conference. The speaker for this years conference was Bishop Neil Ellis from Mt. Tabor in Nassau. The conference began on Wednesday night with a consecration night which brought women and men together for fellowship including singing and praying. On Thursday night, Bishop Ellis spoke on The year of freedom in every area of your life He stated that sometimes we will have to help people come out of their slums so that they can walk in victory. Church News Please see Church Page 23

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W October 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 (EST) 30 (EST) 31 (EST) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 3:02a 2.4 9:02a 0.8 3:36p 3.0 10:21p 0.8 4:13a 2.5 10:16a 0.7 4:44p 3.1 11:20p 0.6 5:20a 2.8 11:27a 0.5 5:47p 3.2 12:13a 0.3 6:19a 3.1 12:30p 0.3 6:43p 3.3 1:01a 0.1 7:13a 3.4 1:28p 0.1 7:36p 3.3 1:48a -0.1 8:04a 3.6 2:23p -0.1 8:26p 3.3 2:34a -0.2 8:53a 3.8 3:16p -0.1 9:15p 3.3 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 3:19a -0.2 9:41a 3.8 4:07p -0.1 10:03p 3.1 4:05a -0.2 10:30a 3.8 4:59p 0.0 10:52p 3.0 4:52a 0.0 11:20a 3.6 5:52p 0.2 11:42p 2.8 5:42a 0.1 12:13p 3.4 6:47p 0.4 12:36a 2.6 6:35a 0.4 1:09p 3.2 7:47p 0.6 1:35a 2.5 7:34a 0.5 2:11p 3.0 8:49p 0.7 2:40a 2.4 8:39a 0.7 3:16p 2.8 9:52p 0.7 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 3:47a 2.4 9:48a 0.8 4:20p 2.8 10:49p 0.7 4:50a 2.5 10:53a 0.8 5:16p 2.7 11:38p 0.7 5:45a 2.6 11:50a 0.7 6:04p 2.8 12:20a 0.6 6:31a 2.8 12:40p 0.6 6:46p 2.8 12:57a 0.5 7:12a 2.9 1:25p 0.6 7:25p 2.8 1:32a 0.5 7:49a 3.1 2:06p 0.5 8:02p 2.8 2:06a 0.4 8:24a 3.2 2:44p 0.5 8:37p 2.8 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:39a 0.4 8:58a 3.2 3:22p 0.5 9:12p 2.8 3:11a 0.4 9:31a 3.2 3:59p 0.5 9:48p 2.7 3:44a 0.4 10:06a 3.2 4:37p 0.6 10:24p 2.6 4:19a 0.5 10:42a 3.2 5:17p 0.6 11:03p 2.5 4:57a 0.5 11:23a 3.2 6:02p 0.7 11:47p 2.4 5:41a 0.6 12:10p 3.1 6:52p 0.7 12:38a 2.4 6:34a 0.6 1:04p 3.0 7:49p 0.7 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:39a 2.4 6:37a 0.7 1:06p 2.9 7:50p 0.7 1:46a 2.4 7:49a 0.6 2:13p 2.9 8:50p 0.5 2:55a 2.6 9:04a 0.5 3:19p 2.9 9:47p 0.3 Monthly High & Low High October 8, 9:41a 3.8 ft Low October 8, 3:19a -0.2 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows by Nobeltec Corporation. (503) 579-1414 www.tides.com 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 Texaco fuel station Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar ChannelOctober 2006 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. CatamaranThe next event held under this umbrella was Youth Blaze. This is the second year this event was held and it has been deemed a great success once again. The Youth Ministry is a sub-ministry of Abaco Women of God Ministry. The chairperson of this committee is Jackie Robins assisted by her husband and Mrs. Nancy Seymour. The purpose of Youth Blaze is to bring youth together from all local churches for the purpose of worship, evangelism, ministry and fellowship. One area they would like to see improvement in next year is the increase in the involvement of local churches.Church Sponsors a Basketball TournamentAs part of the of the Youth Conference, The Abaco Women of God sponsored a basketball tournament on August 25, open for all who wanted to participate. From early morning to midafternoon, neighborhood children gathered at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town, to watch or participate in several games under the supervision of Mr. Stretch Morley, the Youth CoordinaChurchFrom Page 22 More Church Newstor for Abaco. In spite of a threatening weather, it was a very successful event.Rev. Dorsette Travels to the Holy LandBy Mirella Santillo What could be more inspiring or rewarding for a pastor but to visit Israel, Christs birth place and the Holy sites mentioned in the Bible? Rev. Carlton Dorsette had the opportunity to take this trip not once but twice. In 1994 he was sent by the Assemblies of God as part of his ministerial initiation and this last June, again under the umbrella of the Assemblies of God that organized a trip for its members from The Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos. On June 8th a group of 18 people from Abaco, Nassau, Grand Bahama and Turks and Caicos met in Nassau to fly to Tel Aviv via New York and Vienna. The trip, organized through a travel agency, was aimed at familiarizing the travelers to the land of the Bible and the Biblical sites. From Tel Aviv they went to Northern Israel to the Galilee region, Nazareth, the Jordan River, Capernium, a fishing village, birth place of Peter, Cana where Jesus performed his first miracle and the city of Jericho which was the first city the Jews invaded when they came to the Promise Land from the Jordan River. They visited the home of Jesus in Nazareth and the historical churches that are now all property owned by the Catholic Church. As we talked about the trip, Reverend Dorsette explained local culture and beliefs. There are four main religions that co-exist in Israel: Christians, Muslims, Orthodox and Jewish. To Jews and Islamics, Catholics are perceived as being idolatrous because they pray to images, representations of God Jesus, Mary or of saints. From Northern Israel they went to the south of the country where they visited Bethlehem which is now controlled by the Palestinians and has become very economically depressed compared to what it was in 1994. We were submitted to many security check points there, said Rev. Dorsette. You could feel the tremendous tension that pervades that area. Just outside Bethlehem is Shepherds Field where the shepherds announced the birth of Jesus. Then, of course, we went to Jerusalem which, in my opinion, said the Pastor, is the most breathtaking, most beautiful city I have ever visited. It is fascinating, because of its atmosphere, its history, its architecture. If I could, I would definitely moved there! he stated. In Jerusalem the group went to the Wailing Wall, where I prayed for The Bahamas, he said, to The Dome of the Rock built on Mount Mariah where Islam built its mosque on top of the Judaic temple. As we talked about the trip, Rev. Dorsette explained some peculiarities of the two cultures, Jewish and Islamic, which have clashed since the beginning of time. In Islamic faith, he said, if you ever invade a land, this land is yours to claim for ever. By building on top of the Jewish temple, Muslims were establishing their supremacy over the Jews. Leaving Jerusalem, we visited Mt. Olive and the Gardens of Gethsemane where Jesus spent his last evening and the garden tomb where Jesus was buried. The tomb is built in a rock. Jerusalem is built on solid rock. I have never seen so much rock as there, commented Rev. Dorsette. But there is no city that has inspired me as much as Jerusalem. Back in Tel Aviv, it was time to leave Israel to visit Egypt. They traveled from Tel Aviv to Cairo and were not prepared for the heavy armed reception they received in Cairo. The plane was completely surPlease see Church Page 26

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The players representing Abaco were Ross Thompson (Capt.), Anthony Cumberbatch (Admiral), Astor Grant (Vice Admiral), Valerie George (Hon. Capt.), and George Bethel (Petty Officer). The rest of the team was Roscoe Thompson III, Jeffrey Thompson, Keith Evans, Robert Pinder, Billy Albury (Big Bill), Duke Shahem, Jim Stopper, Ken Gargialo, John Neophytou and Steve McComb. Richardo Lightbourn was unable to play because of work. Bill Thompson and David Smith of Marsh Harbour were unable to make the trip. Linda Key, the other lady member, was also unable to play due to a travel commitment. Four net scores counted for each island. Scores were as follows: Jeffrey Thompson, 69, Duke Shaham, 71, Ross Thompson, 73, and Keith Evans, 74, posted a total of 287 net to win the trophy for Abaco.Man-O-War Team Competes in CanadaBy Mirella Santillo This year the International Softball Congress World Tournament took place in Kitchener, Ontario, from August 10th to August 19th, and one of our local teams, the Man-O-War Texaco Pirates, comprised of players from Man-O-War, two players from Exuma, one from Marsh Harbour and two pitchers from Florida, participated. It was fun and a great experience, commented right field player, Andrew Albury, but we were eliminated after three games. We were playing against teams at a much higher level than us. Team manager, Haziel McDonald, agreed, saying: We did not do too well in the first game, facing the worlds fourth best team, we improved in the second game and in the third game we nearly upset a powerful team from Ontario. Thirty-two teams entered this years ISC World Tournament. Teams were accepted by qualification or invitation. The Texaco Pirates were invited to compete. It was a great experience, recalled Mr. McDonald, to watch the best in the world play, the American and Canadian national teams and the New Zealanders, twice world champions. We also saw in action the best pitchers from Argentina, Australia and Europe. This year the first and second place went to US teams and a Canadian team from Orillia, Ontario, placed third. The Texaco Pirates, who have been playing as a team for five years, played in Montgomery, Alabama, a couple of years ago and four years in a row in Orlando, Florida, mentioned, Mr. McDonald. We are looking forward to our next trip to Orlando next January for the AAU Fast Pitch Tournament, he said. The Texaco Pirates already hold an invitation for next years ISC World Tournament which will be played again in Kitchener, Canada. The Texaco Pirates would like to give special thanks to Andrew Albury for helping them with the travel expenses of the trip to Canada. Sports NewsThe Man-O-War Texaco Pirates competed in the International Softball Congress World Tournament in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, last month and gained quite a bit of experience. The team is shown here. Standing are Daron Rogers, Nathaniel Malone, Fred Sweeting, Edney Bethel, Grant Albury, Haziel McDonald, Greg Gardner and Jeff Rogers. In front are Dan Wingard, Doug Sleep, Dewey Dyck, Andrew Albury, Lyle Sawyer and William Weatherford.

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 completely engulf the subdivision and our homes (with fires spreading from the dump right into our yards). Many residents feel the dump is keeping them prisoners in their homes. We realize that there are budgetary constraints; however, weve been given that excuse since last year. We feel that our representatives have had enough time to include our concerns in the present budget. We write to you as our last resort. We would appreciate your attention to the areas that fall under your Ministry as well as any assistance that can be given to bring attention to the other areas that are proving detrimental to the well being of the residents. Your sincerely, Leazona Richard, Secretary Pines Estates AssociationThere Must Be a MistakeTo the Editor. Dear sir, I would like to respond to a letter written to you in the September 1st issue of The Abaconian titled Ripped off by a taxi driver In the above-mentioned letter the gentleman complained of being overcharged by Taxi #132. I know that taxi and it is owned and operated exclusively by Mr. Joe Abaco Joe Sawyer. I have personally known Mr. Sawyer for over 20 years and have found him to be of impeccable character. I also use his taxi service almost weekly and have never experienced anything of that nature. I would like to suggest to the gentleman that if were not the case of Mr Sawyer performing other services or stops during his ride, then he must be mistaken as to the number of the taxi that transported him. There may be a couple of unscrupulous taxi drivers on Abaco, no different than anywhere else you may travel in the world, but Abaco Joe is not one of them. Thank you for allowing me space in your newspaper. Donald K SandsWants to Clear His NameDear Mr. Dave Ralph, In reference to the September 1, 2006, issue of The Abaconians Letters to the Editor, Ripped off by a Taxi Driver by Mr. Roderick Loss, I would like to correct this gross error. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Roderick Loss nor driven him or his colleagues to Eastern Shores. He certainly has used another cab and given my taxi number by mistake, Taxi #132. I am not a part of any legalized theft in my island and I hope this matter will be dealt with immediately. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. Yours sincerely, Joseph Sawyer, Taxi #132 LettersFrom Page 9More Letters to the Editor 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. Restaurant & Bar INNOVATIVE ISLAND CUISINE Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner OPEN 7 DAYS LIVE MUSIC THURConch Out Happy Hour FRI 5pmcurlytails@batelnet.bs@ The Conch Inn Marsh Harbour Ph 367 4444 VHF 16

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Page 26 The Abaconian September 15, 2006Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseIsland-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages5 cottages366-2075Grand 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 rm366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse365-0083Treasure 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. May 06 Restaurants ClosedThe following restaurants will be temporarily closed for staff vacations or renovationsGreen Turtle Club Closed Sep 5 28Guana Cay Orchid Bay closed until NovHope Town Abaco Inn closed Sept 5 Oct 19 Capt Jack closed Harbours Edge closedMarsh Harb. Curly Tail closed Sep mid Oct Jib Room closed Aug 19 Mid Nov Mangoes closed Sapodillys closed Aug 19 Sept 8 Wallys closed Sept 2 Oct 30Treasure Cay Coconuts closed until Oct Note: Hummingbird Restaurant will not be closed. rounded by soldiers armed to the teeth. Immigration was easy though, except that nobody knew where The Bahamas was located! They stayed only a short while in Egypt, but the hotel was magnificent and the reception most friendly. We received excellent service. The Egyptians were very gracious ChurchFrom Page 23 Michael said that every time he did that you could see the wave knock down the fire. As Douglas kept up the water pressure, Mikey threw an anchor onto the deck of the burning boat to try to pull it away from the dock. But the boat lines still secured it. The fire was so hot that it burned the rope holding the anchor and the skiff pulled back. Undaunted, another small boat skippered by Tommy Sawyer, arrived to help. Tommy gave Mikey a ride to the dock where it was hoped he could get close enough to cut the lines holding the boat, but the heat was too intense and they had to back off. Just then the fire burned through the lines holding the boat to the dock, and Michael roared in close enough to drop a loop around the lower end of one of the engines and begin the effort to tow the Wild Bill into the wild blue yonder. The fire was so hot that it melted the radar, fixtures and fittings of the boat in the next slip. Thanks to the fire truck, that boat and the dock were charred but not structurally weakened. As the storm raged on, the boat was set adrift among the mangroves and allowed to burn itself out. The owner, absent from the island, would be informed the next day of his loss. Cherokee Sound has a reputation as a seafaring place where great boats were built, where seamen are born and raised, where courage is commonplace, and where everyone pulls together in the face of adversity. That reputation is well earned. SouthFrom Page 21 plumber on the island or locate him on the VHF but the chances of actually bringing him anywhere near the house on a Sunday or any other day of the week are slim. Leaks and blockages need to be scheduled to coincide with his timetable. I am not complaining. It is one of the many joys of living on an island! The bottom line is plumbers are in short supply and plumbing jobs are not. I am not bashful in soliciting suggestions from the community. When they dont know something, they employ lateral thinking. I like that. I started with my neighbour in the heart of the settlement. Oh! what you need is a plumbers snake he said confidently. Theres nothing lateral about that. It is curved to my understanding. A plumbers snake, I echoed. Graphically, it seemed to be the exact tool for the job. Like its namesake it would be slithery and flexible and able to get around corners. It was certainly one up on the plunger, several up on the mutilated chopstick and tweezers didnt rate. However, I didnt get too excited. Experience has taught me there is a wide gap between knowing the required tool and getting it on an island However, I felt certain someone would have one. I was disappointed when my neighbour said he had no idea who did. I moved on through the village stopping everyone I met and enquiring after a a plumbers snake. Most of them returned my question with a blank stare. By the time I had circled the settlement three times I was ready to take anyones snake plumbers or otherwise. Another neighbour passed me on his bike. He was pedaling furiously despite the scorching sun and high humidity. Hes from England. Mad Dogs and Englishmen.and all that! Hey Ralph do you know where I can get a plumbers snake? He screeched to a stop and breathlessly replied that he knew just the person who was sure to have one and he was on his way to his house in the North End. He cycled off into the distance leaving me wondering where he would put it as he Pipe DreamsFrom Page 9 had no carrier on his bike. Maybe he would show up later with heat stroke bearing the sinuous beast around his neck like a metal scarf. I went home and sang the praises of a small community where people care and are willing to go the extra mile especially in his case. The warm fuzzy feeling temporarily took my mind off the sink which showed no signs of movement in my absence. Ralph returned about an hour later full of apologies at not being able to locate either his friend or a snake. Meanwhile all members of the family and visiting friends had taken a turn under the sink. Some had elbowed their way in to have a go and then sauntered off in disgust. My mind strayed globally to the Yellow Pages of telephone directories where there are dozens of plumbing services. What a price we pay for living in Paradise! However, the outcome of the saga was a positive one and the joys of Paradise prevailed. We did employ lateral thinking. We rerouted the water, used one sink and caught the overflow of the dishwasher in a bucket. Scrambling to answer the phone, I missed it once and the kitchen turned into a swimming pool. On Monday morning I set off for the hardware store in White Sound to get the appropriate plumbing parts. On the way I met one of the islands only plumbers. If you sneeze on Elbow Cay everyone knows. I hear you had a blocked sink over the weekend, Stephanie, he said. Before I could answer he offered his professional opinion. What you needed was a plumbers snake Duh! (I learnt that from teenage children many moons ago.) The water is now flowing freely. Theres that lovely baby gurgling sound. Sweet music to the ears. Now what might be more challenging than the snake and the 24-hour plumber put together is replacing the chopsticks on Elbow Cay! hosts. Our first stop was at the Pyramid of Giza, a magnificent site in the Sahara Desert, recalled Rev. Dorsette, and then the Sphynx. In spite of the grandeur of the sites, the group was disturbed by the extreme poverty they encountered. They visited a rug factory where children were employed to make rugs by hands, which left the group with a disturbing feeling. Egypt is poor, commented Rev. Dorsette. The wealth of the world is very unevenly distributed. Another highlight of the trip was bathing in the Dead Sea. It is so salty that you cannot drown. You become buoyant as soon as you enter the water, he explained. Masada, the city built by Eric the Great, was another attraction. It is an unbelievable city, very beautiful and a major tourist attraction. From Egypt, it was Frankfurt, then New York and back to Nassau, an uneventful trip except for the fact that the pastor nearly missed making it home from Germany because of the misspelling of his name! It was a very inspiring trip, he commented, one I would do again if the opportunity presented itself.

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 Dive Shops Above & Below...........................................367-0350 Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour...................... 367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harb.........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 Loggerhead Boat Rental....................365-5461 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 J Rs Cart Rental...............................366-0361 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 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30 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 $9 (Children $5) Round trip $14 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 or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucksIslander 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 ........365-6059 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell ...........3 66-3259Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Randy Sawyer .........366-2284 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ............366-3058 Budy Pinder .............366-2165 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.........................$$$.............367-2158 Curly Tails.........................$.............367-4444 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken....................367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............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 Mother Merles................$$ Back Street Cafe............$$ 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 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..............$$$.............365-8195 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............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 Nancys............................... Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 www.abacochamber.org 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 5 Sep 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 Har. 367-2936 Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350 Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024 Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 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 .......................................... 367-3450 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 dock.....................................$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 Harb. Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road H Cafe Open Nights OnlyTo Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay Area code 242

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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 18, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2006 The Mud Continues to ExpandThis is the immigrant community of The Mud, located in the center of Marsh Harbour. It got its name from the fact that it is built in the spoil from where the channel into the Marsh Harbour frieght dock was dredeged in the mid-1960s. It is low and prone to flooding during heavy rains or a hurricane surge. The community contineus to expand despite government warnings. The light colored area in the upper center is where a fire destroyed more than 60 houses in November 2005. Building in that area has been forbidded but new construction is encroaching on the area. The road in the lower right hand corner is Queen Elizabeth drive as it is approaching the freight dock. The road in the upper right area is the new bypass road from the dock to Forest Drive.This is a nother photo that was supplied to us by Colyn Rees and we thank him for letting us use it. Sandy Point Accepts Fire TruckCasuarina Point Volunteer Fire Department Donates Fire TruckThrough the courtesy of Fire Chief Jay Sizemore of the St Lucie Fire Department in Florida, Sandy Point received a fire truck. It is a 1978 Ford F600 in good condition with a water tank holding 250 gallons. Facilitating the donation were members of the Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores Volunteer Fire and Rescue, who were able to locate and arrange for the truck to be sent to The Bahamas. Working on the project locally were Bro. Bob Cornea and Mr. Rex Albury of Casuarina Point. Assisting on the Florida side was Darrell Brown, who often visits Rex Albury and is a retired Florida fireman. The Casuarina Point firemen will assist Sandy Point in forming a volunteer fire department and give training to volunteers on the use of the truck and general techniques on fire fighting. The Casuarina Point volunteers are working with Mr. Brown to secure a fire engine for Moores Island. This fire truck was donated to Sandy Point in a ceremony on September 1. Sitting on the truck are Administrator Roderick Bowe, Bro. Bob Cornea, Rusty, Darrell Brown and Paul Pinder. During theceremony plaques in appreaciation were given to Mr. Jay Sizemore, FIre Chief of St Lucie, Fort Pierce, Florida, and Brol Bob.

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Page 2 B The Abaconian September 15, 2006 www.grahamrealestate.comEkali by The SeaVilla 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. The existing 60ft dock is included with this property.$1,600,000 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. $1,300,000 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. $1,400,000 Ekali by The Seas a magnificent commercial property consisting of 5 upscale villas & 1 cozy cottage. 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 these unique existing homes. 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 FOR SALEPatti LoveOffice: (242) 366-0601 Cell: (242) 554-9429 Fax: (242) 366-0602Regional Offices: Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 335-5464Email: patti@grahamrealestate.comEkali by The Sea Showing Integrity Every Day 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 pm Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKESGreen Turtle CayTown Will Get WaterWhile the Hon. Bradley Roberts, Ministers of Works, was visiting Abaco on August 28, he made an announcement about a water system for Green Turtle Cay. His government is finalizing plans for the construction of desalination plants for several Family Island areas including Green Turtle Cay. In the mid 1990s piping for a town water system was put in place before the roads in the settlement of New Plymouth were replaced. A new well field was constructed and government considered piping water from the mainland to Green Turtle Cay. However, after consideration of the risks of maintaining an underwater pipe, it was decided that a desalination plant would be better. Water produced by these plants has a purity level of 97 percent. This plant should be operational within the next six months. At this time the water system will extend only to those served by the installed mains.Musician Teaches Band MembersBy Mirella Santillo Approximately one year ago in August, the Green Turtle Cay Club and Marina hired a new house keeping supervisor, Mr. Raymond Campbell. Soon after his moving to the cay, the Green Turtle Cay Community Marching Band was formed, in September 2005. A native of Marsh Harbour, Raymond Campbell learnt music at Abaco Central High School where he graduated in 1986. After graduation, he moved to Freeport where he taught music and computer science for several years. Music and computers have always been my favorite subjects, he said. Club Manager Lynn Johnson knew of his proficiency in music which she communicated to the bands organizers who soon approached him to become the bands music teacher. He started in November of 2005. Mr. Campbell, who can play many instruments with a preference for keyboard, has a gift for music. I hear something and I can play it, he explained, but, I teach the children not only to play, but also to read music. Practice takes place three times a week, Tuesday and Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for music and Saturday morning for marching. Mr. Curry and Mr. Johnson oversee that part and soon a local Police Officer, Mr. Bridgewater, will also help. The Marching Band comprises 36 children, a large group for one person to handle alone. They are not as disciplined as I would like them to be. Sometimes I spend too much time on discipline, he explained, but I feel it is my responsibility to not only teach them music but also to form them for life and teach them how to behave. To facilitate the discipline problem, Mr. Campbell would like to split them into two groups: a smaller group comprising the younger children who could be taught how to play recorder, a flute like instrument which is easy for beginners. What about the tuba which was just given to the Band? It is great, he said. But I am lobbying for an older person in the comNews of the Caysmunity to play it. Mr. Floyd Johnson, one of the band organizers, is practicing it, but it would be nice to have more young adults and parents as part of the band. A community band is not only for children but for the whole community. Mr. Campbell teaches the band as a volunteer. My main goal is to help bring awareness and love of music to the children with the understanding that music has the ability to touch lives around the world. In his spare time Raymond also writes gospel songs. Hints for Helping Our Environment Do Your Part! Organize a coastal clean-up group at your place of work, church or civic club.Friends of the Environment Presents

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 B MARSH HARBOUR #3100WW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT Ten acre pennisula perfect for a marina or small development. Deep water with a dredged canal. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com TILLOO CAY #2723 TILLOO DREAMWW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT on the Sea of Abaco 1 bed 1 bath cottage, 1.33 acre of land, access to the Atlantic, shared dock. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #2516 CROSSWINDSSS SS SEAEA EAEA EA VV VV VIEWSIEWS IEWSIEWS IEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 sq.ft. furnished family home with apartment, central A/C, generator, fresh water well. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #3071CC CC CANALFRANALFR ANALFRANALFR ANALFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT lot on the northern side of Galleon Bay Drive overlooking Carleton Point Development. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com MARSH HARBOUR #2818 HARBOUR HOUSEHH HH HARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFRARBOURFR ARBOURFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT 2 acres, 200+ of protected deep water. 2,800 sq. ft. 4 bed, 3.5 bath home with excellent elevation. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #1660 SERENITY HOUSEBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT E E E E ESTST STST ST AA AA A TETE TETE TE 290 ft. of sandy beach, modern 2storey, 4 bed 4.5 bath 5,600 sq.ft. home on 2 expansive lots. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com NORTH OF TREASURE CAY #2115 HILLTOP ESTATESWW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT 3 bed 2 bath home plus cottage, 60 ft. above sea level, 6 acres with hundreds of fruits trees. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com MARSH HARBOUR #1669II II INVESTMENT NVESTMENT NVESTMENT NVESTMENT NVESTMENT O O O O OPPURPPUR PPURPPUR PPUR TUNITYTUNITY TUNITYTUNITY TUNITY 3 duplexes, each with 2 bed 2 bath and 750 sq.ft. Separate furnished 1 bed cottage.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0569 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #2887 SEAGRAPESBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT residence, professionally decorated 3 bed, 3.5 bath home enclosed beautifully landscaped property. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #3079WW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT prime development. 4 acres, four 2 bed 2 bath cottages, pool. Potential as a marina /fishing lodge. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817 PARROT POINTWW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT unique 4.96 acres, private marina, 2 bed 2 bath plus 1 bed 1 bath cottage. Electricity from mainland. George.Damianos@SothebysRealty.com 242.362.4211 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #2934 SANDY SHORESBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT well-kept 3 bed, 2.5 bath home, elevator, panoramic views, spacious verandahs, with serene ambience. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #3076 BEACH VILLA 715 BB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT cozy 2 bed, 2 bath villa Magnificent beach, marina, golf and tennis nearby. Great vacation home or rental. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.comwww.SIRbahamas.com TILLOO CAY #2724 HUNKALOOSS SS SEAEA EAEA EA TT TT T OO OO O S S S S SEAEA EAEA EA with dock on the Sea of Abaco with a 2 bed 2 bath home plus guest cottage on 2+ acres. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #3073 MY ISLAND RETREATBB BB BEAEA EAEA EA CHFRCHFR CHFRCHFR CHFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT 4 bed, 3 bath retreat, cathedral ceilings, wrap-around screened-in verandahs. Great views, great price. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #3032 HOME SWEET HOMESS SS SPP PP P AA AA A CIOUSCIOUS CIOUSCIOUS CIOUS 2 bed 2 bath home with family room, fully furnished with A/C. Plus additional vacant lot. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com TREASURE CAY #3028 RUBYS LOVECC CC COMFOROMFOR OMFOROMFOR OMFOR TT TT T ABLEABLE ABLEABLE ABLE 3 bed 2 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home, converted garage close to the beach, needs TLC, furnished. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.comc 242.477.5821 t 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0163 t 242.366.056909-15-06GREEN TURTLE CAYWATERFRONT LOT overlooking Coco Bays harbour. with a dredged channel to an exisiting dock. #3031 $650,000. Contact Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821BAHAMA CORAL ISLANDLot 58, Block 11, Subdivision 1. #3351 $24,000.Contact Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY #3070 TRANQUILITYPP PP PEAEA EAEA EA CEFULCEFUL CEFULCEFUL CEFUL N N N N NEIGHBORHOOD EIGHBORHOOD EIGHBORHOOD EIGHBORHOOD EIGHBORHOOD very clean CBS 3 bed 3 bath with central A/C. Mature fruit trees in backyard. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.477.5821 www.SIRbahamas.com CONTINUED IN SECTION A, PAGE 3 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3361 SUMMER VIEWWW WW WAA AA A TERFRTERFR TERFRTERFR TERFR ONTONT ONTONT ONT lot with dockage, 100 feet on the water with high elevation, eastside of Lubbers across from Tahiti Beach. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com MARSH HARBOUR #3248 VILLA ESPANOLATT TT TRR RR R OPICOPIC OPICOPIC OPIC ALAL ALAL AL 4 bed, 3 bath island home. Extreme privacy, yet close to town. Spacious formal dining room and kitchen. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 www.SIRbahamas.com

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Page 4 B The Abaconian September 15, 2006 P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 www.landandsearealty.com E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.com Leslie Pinder Little Orchard Lovely 3 bed / 2 bath home, furnished, split air a/c units with effiency apt. on the side, great neighbourhood for kids. EXCLUSIVE $300,000 Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed downstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. EXCLUSIVE $290,000 High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $710,000 Pelican Shores 2 Prestigious WATERFRONT lots on Pelican shores with deep water frontage and street frontage, already cleared with high and flat elevation. Lots can be sold individually Lot 1 approx 10,000 sq. ft. $569,000 Lot 2 approx. 12000 sq. ft. This lot includes an inground swimming pool with landscaped area. $699,000 Exclusive, Call for Additional 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 Casurina Point Lot $80,000.00 Bahama Palm Shores Lot in Section I Price $41,000 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: les liepinder@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 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 North Abaco Newsby Vernique RussellSurprise!On August 19th Chief Councillor for North Abaco, Stephen Pedican, was honored at a surprise birthday party. Hundreds of well wishes gathered to celebrate with Mr. Pedican. The party was held at Coconuts in Treasure Cay and was hosted by his wife. The party was a treat allowing those in attendance to wine and dine in style. The very attractive buffet allowed well wishers to experience the world with delicious and scrumptious dishes. A belated Happy Birthday is extended to Mr. Pedican.Thank YouA special thank you is extended to Mr. Vogel Williams for the time he has rendered here in North Abaco as the physical education instructor at the Green Turtle Cay Primary School, Treasure Cay Primary School, and the Coopers Town Primary School. Your presence here among us has left footprints in the hearts of all you came into contact with. The concern you displayed for the children of North Abaco has helped them to strive for excellence regardless of their background. The communities of North Abaco say thank you for going beyond the call of duty and inspiring this countrys future to be all that they can be.Wedding BellsThe year of 2006 thus far has really been a year to declare publicly love and commitment in North Abaco. Each month couples made declaration of their love to each other in beautiful ceremonies. This wedding fever that has flooded the island is not quite over yet. On October 7th Ms. Lathera McKinney and Mr. Alpachaino Kemp will be joined in holy matrimony at the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in Treasure Cay. The ceremony will be followed by a sunset reception on the park in Treasure Cay. Lathera is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simpson McKinney and Alpachaino is the son of Mrs. Judyann Mills. As you prepare to join hearts and hands, may each jitter be comforted by the passionate love that bonds you together. Wishing you all the best on your wedding day!Sherlin Bootle School NewsThe school year for 2006-2007 has begun at the Sherlin Bootle High school, and there are some new faces circulating the campus including a new principal. Mr. Lesile Rolle, who has served as principal at the school for the last 10 years, has been replaced by Mr. Huel Moss. Mr. Moss is no stranger to Abaco as he taught at the Abaco Central High School and was also Teacher of the Year. In addition to a new principal the school has also received two new teachers and anticipates the arrival of two or three more teachers. Students will not return to a newly renovated school as promised at the gradation ceremony in June because the renovations have not been completed. A new security booth was constructed and work was done to the tuck shop. However, the contractor is still awaiting the arrival of the windows, which is causing great concern among the teaching faculty and parents as classes will have to be interrupted for the installation of the windows. Despite the visible setbacks, teachers are still prepared to give their best and make this school as successful as possible. New and returning students are anxious to experience this school year under the guidance of the new principal and are looking forward to great things this year. They are confident that no matter what happens their teachers will always give 110 percent to ensuring they receive the best. Sherlin Bootle is only high school in North Abaco and is home of the Dolphins.North Abaco Student Excels in National ExaminationsIn June of this year hundreds of students sat the Bahamas Junior Certificate examinations. The top student among those who sat the exams is from Treasure Cay. Taj Anderson, a student of Forest Heights Academy, sat the BJCs examination in Mathematics, English Language, Religion, Social Studies, General Science & Health Science achieving Distinction (A) in all of the subjects. Taj is the only student in The Bahamas to achieve this accomplishment. Congratulations on a job on a job well done. You are really an example that hard pays off. We are all so proud of you. Taj is the son of extremely proud mother, Marcia Roberts.Happy AnniversaryA man appointed, anointed and called for this year. A man of integrity, a man of wise counsel and a man who stands on nothing less than Gods promises. One who came a mighty long way by faith and declares loudly the unadulterated Word of God. A pastor, husband, father, grandfather and a friend, the man who fits all of these portfolios exists in the person of Rev. John McIntosh. He has been a minister of the gospel for quite some time and has served as under-shepherd of New Hope Baptist Church in Mount Hope for the last 10 years. On August 30th September 2nd members, well wishers and friends gathered at New Hope to celebrate with Rev. John McIntosh his 10th Pastoral Anniversary. Under the theme Let God Be Your Sword services were held that revived, challenged North Abaco News Please see North Page 6 AbacoAgentBill Thorndycraft & Sandra EvansPhone: (242) 367-0365 lCell: (242) 357-6638 Abaco, Bahamaswww.AbacoAgent.comSandra Evans Real Estate Sales Bahama Coral Island: lots $15,000 & $23,500. Bahama Palm Shores: undeveloped lot $19,950. Dundas Town: Sea view lot, near park $29,000. Great Cistern Cay: 3/2, waterfront w/dock $575,000. Guana Cay: 7 acres Sea to Sea. Sale Pending Guana Cay: 2/2 cottage Sea to Sea access $345,000. Sand Bank Creek: 3/2, new build, dock $375,000. Sand Bank Creek: one acre waterfront $125,000. Turtle Rocks: view lot, beach access $58,800. Turtle Rocks: 2 one acre beachfront $208,500@ Leisure Lee: Canal property, $150,000.00. Best Value For Rent: 3/2, central, waterfront $3,250./month

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 B www.erabahamas.com YELLOWOODExtraordinary hilltop property offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean, creeks and the Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Motivated Seller. #13474Price: $93,000www.erabahamas.com CHEROKEE HILLTOPExtraordinary property boasting scenic ocean views, located in a quiet private area with 1/2 acre lots available. #3035 Price: $189,000 SAND BAR AT CHEROKEEGreat potential for expansion, 2 acres of pristine waterfront property small villa & restaurant buildings. Spectacular views. #13088$2,455,000Visit our website today! Dupuch R R eal E E state Marsh Harbour Office POBox AB 20340, Abaco, The Bahamas Tel.: (242) 367-0288 Fax: (242) 367-0289 e-mail: jamesanddonna@erabahamas.com CASUARINA POINT Canal front lot with ocean access in quiet community. Water, electricity, cable and phone ready. Price $80,000 WATCHING BAY New development near Cherokee Sound and Winding Bay. Ocean access with all lots, utilities available. Price $45,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Beautiful seaside community interior lots available with electricity/phones. Starting from $27,000 SAND BAR Lots with spectacular views of ocean and sound. 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 BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND Nice homesite in growing community just North of Marsh Harbour. Starting from $16,000 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 15 September 06 GREEN TURTLE CAY1.5 acres on gorgeous ocean beach with 135 feet of frontage and great elevations. This is the last available peice in this area. #2809Price: $850,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES BEACHFRONTComfortable island style 3 bed, 3 bath home on one acre of property. Enjoy an afternoon on the deck overlooking the azure blue Atlantic Ocean.100 of gorgeous beachfront. Come relax & enjoy the Bahamian lifestyle at its best. #13180 Price: $580,000 CASUARINA POINTTwo storey waterfront 4 bed, 2 bath home situated on 120 of sea walled property. Boaters dream. Boat/car storage, boat ramp. #13312 Price: $590,000 LITTLE HARBOUR HOMEComfortable CBS 2 bed, 2 bath home situated on approximately 4 acres with 135 beachfront and 70 elevations. Nicely landscaped with fruit trees. Enjoy sitting on the deck views the ocean sunrise/sunsets or Yellowood Creeks. Garage, generator house, cabana with BBQ deck. #13495 Price: $1,450,000 LITTLE HARBOURLovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath home overlooking the harbour and channel entrance of Little Harbour. Small private dock. Walking distance to beaches, fishing and dining. Steps from Petes Pub and the Museum. #13494 Price: $870,000REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE WATCHING BAYSituated on 8 acres offering 250 feet of Watching Bay beachfront. 90 foot elevations and 35 fot dunes. One of a kind. #13482Price: $2,185,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESLovely 4 bed, 4 bath furnished home sitting on 1/2 an acre in a quiet safe community. #13403Price: $435,000 CASUARINA POINTNice 4 bed, 4 bath furnished on gorgeous beachfront with views of the Atlantic. Generator, cable, phone, fenced, deck, turnkey! #2818 Price: $580,000 MURPHY TOWN HOMECute 2 bedroom, 1 bath home sits on a large parcel of land that can be subdivided and developed with multi family zoning. Nicely landscaped yard. Plenty of room for expansion. This size property is hard to find! #13475 Price: $350,000REDUCED PRICE NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

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Page 6 B The Abaconian September 15, 2006 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 Frank Knowles Hope Town 242-366-0024 Donna Darville Marsh Harbour 242-367-SOLD (7653)Find Your Paradise withThe Abaco Real Estate Specialists! donna@paradisebahamas.com frank@paradisebahamas.comFeatured Properties Marsh Harbour triplex in town, walking distance to restaurants, shops. Immaculate condition. All units rented. $465,000 MOTIVATED SELLER! Restaurant for sale Great location on main road with sea views! Property for sale as well. Call today for details. Waterfront acreage overlooking Winding Bay Breath-taking views of the Atlantic. $625,000 Lubbers Quarters Hilltop seaview lots starting from $45,000 Great investment! Bahama Coral Island Interior lot $18,000 Shop our lisings online atwww.ParadiseBahamas.comNew Exclusives and encouraged those in attendance. On Wednesday the guest speaker was Pastor Tyrone Mills of End Time Harvest in Crown Haven. On Thursday night the guest speaker was Pastor Ronald McIntosh of Bahamas Evangelical Ministries in Coopers Town. On Friday Pastor Collie of Temple of Praise Ministries in Nassau was guest speaker. At the climax service on Sunday afternoon guest minister was Pastor Anthony Campbell, President of the Abaco Christian Council and Pastor of the Church of God in Dundas Town. Congratulations are extended to Rev. John McIntosh and Mother Enid McIntosh from the communities in North Abaco.Happy BirthdayFamily and friends gathered at the Cox residence in Coopers Town to celebrate with Mrs. Chantell and Odesha Cox the blessings of another year. Chantell and Odesha both celebrated their birthdays and were host to an evening of fun, food and entertainment as they celebrated in grand style. How old are they? Well, little Odesha is 8 and Madame Chantell, lets say she is still looking 18. Happy birthday! A birthday greeting is also extended to Princess AJaya Sands who celebrated her second birthday on September 7th. Princess AJaya is the daughter of proud parents Mackell Hall and Jason Sands.Voter Registration Is OngoingPersons in North Abaco who are eligible to vote in the next upcoming general election are urged to register at the local facilities. The general election will be called before May 2nd, 2007, and in order to make your presence felt and voice heard you have to register before the register is closed. Once again, if you are eligible to vote in the next election please register today to help make tomorrow brighter for all.Coopers Town Primary Is Ready to GoThe school year has begun at Coopers Town Primary school and Principal Michael Rolle is excited and is looking forward to great things. There are some new faces at the school and some expected new changes to the facility. At the end of the school year Coopers Town primary lost their grade 5 teacher, Spanish teacher and physical education teacher and they have all been replaced already. Mrs. Sheena McIntosh, Mr. Oscar Hernandez and Mr. Vogel Williams have all been transferred to other institutes of education. However, despite their transfer Coopers Town Primary still boasts a full line of staff. New faces on the campus include Mrs. Iva McIntosh, who came from Treasure Cay Primary and Mr. Charles Poiter with responsibility for physical education. The Spanish teacher who has not yet arrived will be Mr. Carlos Hernandez. Principal Rolle is extremely grateful that provisions have been made to replace his teachers who were transferred. As far as renovations are concerned work began last week to the building. Renovations include an enlargement to the office area and new restrooms for the administrative staff. Principal Rolle is confident that the ongoing construction will have little effect on the teachers and students and they will be able to work around the contractor. Twenty-seven first graders entered the school for the first time and this brings the school enrollment to 130 students. Principal Rolle and his teaching staff are ready to take this year by storm with great anticipation to making this the best school year possible.Ministry of Works Held a Town MeetingOn August 30th the Ministry of Works held a Town Meeting in Coopers Town at the Sherlin Bootle High School to acquaint the general public on the government decision to provide quality potable water for all residing in The Bahamas. The keynote address was delivered by Hon. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Work and Utilities. Realizing that water is a national security concern, the government plans to make potable available in two areas of Coopers Town which will relieve the burden of supplying their own water to some 56 home-owners in both neighborhoods. Mr. Roberts stated in his opening address that he came with long overdue good news for the people in West Coopers Town and Seven Hills. In 1980 the Waugh Construction Limited developed roads and water pipes were installed but never connected. Residents in these to rely were forced to rely on private water facilities which in many cases posed More North Abaco News 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: NorthFrom Page 4 Please see North Page 8 Mrs. Chantell and Odesha Cox

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September 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. Charming Bahamian Cottage sleeps 8 people. This property is a boaters delight within mins of Elbow Cay, w/ own large dock, Green Bananas is situated on a magnificant beach overlooking The fishing cut of Tilloo. It has 1 master bed, & a 10ft area that sleeps 6 & a smaller day bed in the living area. Fully furnished. Enjoy the Grand covered deck that situated on the beach with a built in bar for entertaining. #2147 $833,000Green Bananas Cottage Lubbers Quarters14 +/acres. 330 feet of secluded beach front, 70 ft elevations, fruit trees, lush landscaping, small cottage with separate "snore box", a stones throw away from the world famous "Abaco Club". Winding roads throughout the property. Little Harbour 2 miles to the north. A developers paradise.NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! 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 $462,000Spectacular ocean views from this choice hilltop location. Ideal for a subdivision, on rapidly growing Lubbers Quarters, 15,190 sq. ft of lush terrain, this immense acreage will give a great return on investment. A must see, as this location is in great demand. Ocean View Subdivision Lubbers Quarters #1946 $300,000 #1955 $7,500,000Little Harbour Winding BayCall 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, RealtorKashmir 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 $1,300,000Breathtaking 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 September 15, 2006 Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco 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 Aviationa hazard to their health. The residents cries were heard and help is on the way. Work is expected to begin six weeks after the receipt of the pipes at a cost of $244,098.00. Presently, there is a shortage of pipe worldwide but Min. Roberts is confident that the installation and connection of pipe will be completed before Christmas 2006. Mr. Roberts stated that a reverse osmosis plant will be installed shortly in Green Turtle to provide high quality water for residents there and he is confident that it will be installed by Christmas 2006. This project will be funded by the International Development Bank and Odells Construction Limited is most likely to be contracted. Residents in attendance were very grateful to the government for coming to their rescue and are looking forward to potable water for Christmas. Mr. Roberts stated that a brand new power station is on the way for Abaco and is hopeful that it will definitely eliminate the power outages. On hand for the meeting with Mr. Roberts were Under Secretary Calvin Balfour; Chief Architect Livingston Forbes; Acting General Manager Chris Sherman and Assistant GenTwo areas of Coopers Town will be connected to the town water system, according to an announcement by the Hon. Bradley Roberts, Minister of Works, who held a Town Meeting to make the announcement. He is shown on the right. Speaking to the head table is Mr. Jackson McIntosh, who thanked government for providing this service. Also at the head table are Assistant General Manager Robert Deal and Acting General Manager Chris Sherman, both with the Water and Sewerage Corporation. NorthFrom Page 6 Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 More North Abaco Newseral Manager Robert Deal, both with Water & Sewerage; Dr. Kant, Consultant; Marcia PerPaul, Keith Thompson, Anthony Bostwick, Sidney Wilkinson and local government officials.BAIC GraduationThe graduation ceremony for person who completed the Straw Craft Course offered by BAIC will take place on September 14th at the Church of God in Dundas Town. The ceremony will began at 7 p.m. and the minister with responsibility for BAIC is expected to be present at the graduation. Recently, BAIC offered a course in shell craft and the graduation for those completing that course will be held on September 15. Cancer Society Thrift ShopOpen Third Saturday 9 a.m. -12 Noon Remember to Buckle Up 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 Yellowwood hillside 1208 Hillside lot with great views of Cherokee and the mainland beaches and ocean looking south and views of Winding Bay. 1226 Two waterfront lots available in desirable harbourfront community in the heart of Marsh Harbour. Call for details15 Sep 06Tilloo 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 Based on TRUST and HONESTYWatching Bay near Cherokee Sound offering lots starting at $45,000 Beach access for all lots. 1256 -New price on this fabulous 3/2 beachfront home. Great rental history and great views. 1248 Great Cistern hillside lot with great views of the Sea of Abaco. 28,000+ square feet. $65,000 1258 Scotland Cay beach lot Half acre beach lot ready for dream home. Over 100' of pristine beach1272-Bahama Palm Shores Beachfront Lot. Best beachfront buy in Abaco $250,0001189 Great Abaco Club home with dock and great views. Also has pool. 1278 Bahama Palm Lots starting at $14,000 in fast growing community. Beach access. Under Ccontract Under Ccontract

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 B Abaco Real Estate AgencyAbacos Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate AgencyTelephone : (242) 367-2719Contact Bill Thompson 477-5712 Lil Bill Albury or Elaine ThompsonABACO REAL ESTATEP.O.Box AB20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-2719 lFax: (242) 367-2359 www.abacobahamas.com This amazing GUANACAY 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home is built on a 50,730 sq. ft. lot with 130 ft of protected waterfront. Located on the water between the settlement & Blue Water Grill. Construction & finish work are of the highest quality. Beautifully landscaped, manicured gardens. Generator house w/ 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$ 2,150,000 SEASHORE 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 furnished. l Gift Shop l Laundry l Storage l Marina Exclusive Listing by Appointment only. B$ 2,900,000 HARBOUR VIEW HAVENTop floor; 2 bd w/ Queen Beds, 1 bathroom, one single room with futon, full kitchen, living room, Dining room, full balcony. One single unit with 1 bd, 1 bath & futon. These 2 units open into one. Central A/C, T.V. Satellite, VCR, & CD Player, Ground floor; 1 bd w/ Queen bed, 1 bath, ground floor office, Cistern 48,000 gallon.SUNRISE COTTAGE2 Bedroom 2 bath, fully equipped kitchen, Central A/C., Satellite TV., CD Player For more information on this business please see www.guanacayvillas.comCONTACT : BILL THOMPSON: 367-2719P.O.Box AB20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-2719 lFax: (242) 367-2359 l www.abacobahamas.comGUANACAY GUANABEACH FRONT Large beach front lot 300 yards NE of Nippers $525,000 gross 2 / 2 HOUSE IN SETTLEMENT Great location 150 yards to beach Next to Batelco & School, 21,000+ lot nice 2 / 2 house, $585,000 gross 3 VACANT LOTS Located in settlement next to Batelco 1) 8251 sq. ft. 2) 7922 sq. ft. $160,000 each 3) 7593 sq. ft. 1 VACANT LOT NEW PRICE 10,400+ sq. ft. great views, near Boat Harbour, $119,000 HOPE TOWN / LUBBERS HOPE TOWN 50waterfront 300deep in Hope Town Harbour on Back Creek $570,000 gross LUBBERS 2 acres 115waterfront $600,000 gross New Abaco Ocean Club LUBBERS Lots 39 & 40 $99,000 gross each CHEROKEE WATCHING BAY, CHEROKEE New Subdivision, limited number of investor lots available. Interior lots from $50,000, Ocean view lots from $190,000 gross YELLOW WOOD CREEK 1.17 Acre Hilltop lot Winding Bay Oceanviews $300,000 Gross SOUTH ABACO OLDKERR 2 miles south of Bahama Palm Shores 10.8 acres, Great elevations $165,000 gross BAHAMAPALM SHORES 4 Interior lots from $25,000 LONG BEACH Interior Lots from $55,000 Lots with Great Ocean views from $79,900 MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIALLOT near Spooners Dept. Store $150,000 REGATTAS OF ABACO 4 2/2 fully furnished Units 203, 302, 303 & 503 $315,000 each SUNRISE BAY only 6 lots remain in this beautiful subdivision from $184,000 CROSSING BEACH AREA 3/4 acre 138waterfront $365,000 BUSTIC BAY 5 minutes north of Marsh Harbour Two 1/2 acre lots w/ 100waterfront each $109,000 each CENTRALPINES Lot #227 $30,000 EASTERN SHORES LOOKOUTHOUSE $1,750,00015 September 2006 Exclusive Listing by Appointment only : B$1,500,000 Every Child Counts Goes Back to SchoolBy Portia Jonsson The school bell rings for classes at Every Child Counts on September 4th with a record number of 70 students enrolled, and other potential applications are still being processed. For the past two weeks teachers, parents and volunteers have rallied to put the finishing touches on the new building. Only the classrooms in the downstairs will be complete but the upstairs will be used without being finished. The buzz of activity and enthusiasm resonates throughout the school grounds as they anticipate yet another year of achievement and growth for these very special children. Theater, art, word processing, farming, music, sewing and food and nutrition are this years electives. In addition to providing independent living skills, the objective of these vocational classes is to support the aim of the school to increase the number of children placed in vocational slots within the community. This aspect of the Every Child Counts program, thanks to the support of local businesses and volunteers, has proved to be invaluable as this years graduation ceremony saw two students receiving Life In an effort to meet the demands of a growing population at Every Child Counts, seven new classrooms were built by contractor Liann Kaighin, who assists free of charge. Some materials for the construction of the additional classrooms were donated. It is a pleasure to assist because my son attends school here and they helped him tremendously. The biggest challenge thus far was receiving funding to help build the school, Mrs. Kaighin said. Mrs. Kaighin is the first woman contractor on Abaco and could be the first for the coutnry. Skills diplomas ready to enter the job market. In addition to an expanded facility to house the children, they will also welcome new members of staff Amanda Pennell and Virginia Hale. Ms. Pennell has a degree in the Fine Arts with a concentration in art therapy and experience and training with more severely disabled students and Mrs. Hale, who has degrees in Primary Education and Guidance and experience with special needs children including her own high functioning autistic 25-year-old son. She is the wife of Abacos new Methodist minister from Oklahoma. Another goal for the school this year is to further train their Bahamian assistants so that they will be able to work more independently with special needs students. Despite the constant and most generous support of their donors and the community, funding is always a challenge and this year is proving to be no different. In fact, they are starting their new school year even more financially challenged due to the new building costs exceeding donations.Ms. Lynn Major, principle of Every Child Counts, said funds for the day to day functioning of the school are raised privately. The school currently operates on an annual budget of $240,000. The families of one-third of the students that attend the school cannot afford to pay the school fee of $1,600 dollars per semester. The challenge of continuing their work School Newseach year is daunting but necessary for Every Child Counts to continue. Helping children live successful and productive lives gives them the strength to persevere. Please know that they are making a difference, one by one.Abaco Central HighFifteen Students to be CongratulatedBy Samantha V. Evans Students all over the Bahamas anxiously awaited the results of their BGCSE and BJC exams taken in June of this year. They do not have to wait any longer as all results are out. Several teachers of Abaco Central High School were so excited by the improvement in the overall rating of the school this year that they wanted to congratulate the students who did well. The following students are to be commended for performing extremely well on their national exams. The first group of students passed four or more BGCSEs with C or better: Cenario Cunningham, DAndra Johnson, Nickesia Jones, Lathera Lightbourne, Lunique Lightbourne, Samantha Pinder, Javal Thompson and Jude Vilma. The second group of students to perform extremely well on the BJCs passing four or more exams with C or better are Kenward Pinder, Shalna Blanc, Georgia Cornish, Edmilderia Curry, Chase Please see School Page 10

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Page 10 B The Abaconian September 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 Call 225-5282 and get connected today!Unlimited access Unlimited file size Static IP No slow time One bill to pay Uses existing phone line SPAM Blocking Webmail Cable TV NOT required NOWAVAILABLE Available at Batelnet, Mall At Marathon or Batelnet, JFK.FREE Modem & Activation ... 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 WARRANTYRussell and Eronique Williams. Ms. Cindy Ambrister, one of the English Language teachers, stated that she is proud of her students especially since all but two of the students to obtain a C or better on the BJC exam were her students. Agatha Simms is also proud of her Home Economics and Clothing Construction students who made her very happy to have taught them. Both teachers encourage them to continue pressing forward to obtain greatness.Students Are Encouraged to Set GoalsBy Samantha V. Evans With the national average grade being a D and Abaco government high school students still struggling to survive national exams, students are encouraged to set realistic goals and to set them at the beginning of the school year. A goal is an objective, a purpose or a burning desire one hopes to achieve. The goals you set will keep you on track to reach your target. To reach your goal, you need a step by step method. This is where goal setting comes into play. Decide what you want to achieve right away (short term goals) and what you want to achieve in the next year to five years (long term goals), decide what needs to be done to do this, when you will start, then write them down. Make it a practice to review your plan monthly. This practice will help you to update your plan and make necessary changes. Be creative in setting and achieving your goals. Start a reward system for yourself. If you achieve your goal, reward yourself with something special. Setting goals early is very important so that you can have a much smoother ride getting to the finished line. Waiting for the last minute to decide what you want to do with your life can result in you becoming burnt out, stressed or simply lagging behind everyone else. To accomplish the goals you set, you have to make sure that your life is in order mentally, spiritually, physically, and financially. When you set priorities you will be on your way to total prosperity. More School News SchoolFrom Page 9Damianos Opens New OfficeDamianos Sothebys International Realty, a distinguished real estate firm in The Bahamas, today announced that it has opened a second office in Hope Town on Elbow Cay. The affiliation with the prestigious Sothebys International Realty Network has provided greater global exposure for their Bahamian property listings, thus enabling the company to sePeople in the News cure the best possible value for their clients. This expansion reflects the companys commitment to provide quality service to their clients and to meet the demand for second homes and unique island real estate. Damianos Sothebys International Realty is headquartered in Nassau with an office Marsh Harbour, two offices in Hope Town and an associate in Treasure Cay. Drive Safely Watch for School Children

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 B Casuarina Pointvacant lot in quiet community, 10,000 sq.ft and situated across from the canal.-$80,000 *Lubbers -lot comprises 10,094 sq.ft and is one lot in from the Sea of Abaco. $110,000.00 *SweetingsVillage.Interior lot now available in fast gr owing community. Wont lastlong. $60,000 *Sand Banks -Canal property, small home, with mature fruit trees. Very private. Lots also available Call for details. *Bahama Coral Islandvacant property in Bahama Coral Island, financing available-Call for details. August 15th, 2006Green Turtle Cay-#5191 Luxurious home located on a 2.5 mile sandy beach. Consisting 5 bed, 4 baths with wrap around verandas. Offered at $2,500,000Call Chris .NEW LISTING Bahama Palm Shores -#5670 3 bedroom, 4,876 sq ft island home on 2 acre lot with 220 of beachfront, generator and pool. $995,000.00-Call Mailin .Green Turtle Cay-#5532-2 bed/2 bath beach house on Bita Bay. Central A/C, fully equipped kitchen, water maker and more. Great rental history Call Chris Yellowwood -#5427Incomplete 1bed/1bath home comprises 24,621 sq ft. Built of wood & durable cement siding. $150,000.00-Call Mailin Yellowwood-2H-# 548437,368 sq.ft., featuring 184 on the Atlantic rocky shoreline, minutes away from Cherokee Sound and Winding Bay. $275,000.00 Call Mailin Green Turtle Cay-1.6 Acre beachfront lot located on the most beautiful beach on the island. Approx. 130 on the beach and 560 deep. $850,000 Call Chris NEW LISTING Galleon Bay, Treasure Cay #5701-Canal front, 122 sea walled, 20,000 sq.ft. $305,000.00 -Call Claudius . NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Guana Cay-#5734 Vacant beachfront property running 78 on the Atlantic & comprises approx. 18,350 sq.ft. This wont last long. $350,000 Call Mailin NEW EXCLUSIVEMAGNIFICENT ACREAGE"Pascoe HouseThis 4.673 acre property comprises approx. 600 ft of harbour front in the prestigious Pelican Shores area, Marsh Harbour, Abaco and features a deep water dock. The 2-bed, 1.5-bath Pascoe House has 2,500 sq ft of living space with the living room and patio commanding gorgeous harbour views.The property includes a 2 bed/2 bath guest cottage with porch, a 1 bed/1 bath cottage, dock house, one car garage and generator house.Beautifully landscaped yard. US$4,500,000-Call Mailin .ManjackCay -10 acres with beautiful beachfront at both ends. Protected anchorage on west side.. Great development property $2,000,000.00 Call one of our agents today. .Man-O-War Cay # 5509 3 bed/3bath, two story home near Atlantic Ocean. Upstairs loft, 17.5 KW generator, outdoor patios, basement,manicured lawn. $750,000.00-Call Mailin .Leisure Lee-#5366 -3bd, 2bth home 1,600 sq ft, in quiet neighborhood with extensive wrap around screened in porch and central A/C. Beach access. $295,000.00 Call Mailin Man-O-War Cay-#5451-Two cottages, both with 2 bds/2 bths, on 16,000 sq. ft. of waterfront property. 60,000 gallon cistern, and 15KW generator. $1,100,000.00 Call Mailin .Green Turtle Cay -#5347 -An island dream! 2 bed/2 bath beachfront home has a private dock and dredged channel. Offered at $2,300,000.00Call Chris www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Chris Farrington, BRI Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Ph# 242-365-4695 chris@coldwellbankerbahamas.com Claudius Rolle Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph# 242-367-2992 claudius@coldwellbankerbahamas.com Lee Pinder Cherokee Sound, Abaco Ph# 242-366-2053 lee@coldwellbankerbahamas.com 100 Years. Millions of Dreams.Find Yours Here NEW LISTING Leisure Lee-#5739 A lovely 3 bed, 2 bath canal front home. Features 57 dock and over 17,000 sq.ft of property. A boaters delight.-$950,000-Call Mailin .New Exclusive ListingsYellowwood Creek Lot 19K -1.470 acre parcel, runs approx. 365 on the Atlantic rocky shoreline. -$399,000 Lot 19L and 19M -both lots comprise 1.171 acres and feature stunning views of the Atlantic.-$299,000 each All three of these lots boasts great elevations. Yellowwood is a few minutes away from Cherokee Sound, Little Harbour and Winding Bay.-Call Mailin Turtle Rocks-Multi family lot, 27,507 sq.ft., power & cable to boundary, beach access, $85,000.00 Call Claudius .Bahama Palm Shores -#5742This beachfront lot comprises 83,842sq.ft-200 stretches across a powder white sand beach. Electricity in place. $550,000.00-Call Mailin .NEW LISTING Treasure Cay-Listing #5740 Beachfront two bedroom, two bathroom villa with a "Lagoon" style swimming pool. Offered at $636,000 Call Chris. MailinSands Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph.# 242-367-2992 mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comREDUCED .NEW LISTING Green Turtle#5777-2 bed/2 bath beach house w/ loft.1 bed/1 bath apart. Below, wrap around porches, standby gen., water maker, central A/C. Offered at $1,850,000.00 -Call Chris NEW LISTING Green Turtle#5777-2 bed/2 bath beach house w/ loft.1 bed/1 bath apart. Below, wrap around porches, standby gen., water maker, central A/C. Offered at $1,850,000.00 -Call Chris

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 B YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN BAHAMIAN REAL ESTATE GUANA CAY CASUARINA POINT BAHAMA PALM SHORES LYNYARD CAY GUANA CAY LEISURE LEE CROSSING ROCKS BAKERS HEIGHTS BAHAMA PALM SHORES PELICAN SHORES PINEHURST BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND MARSH HARBOUR 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. $925,000#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 guest bedroom, abth, laundry room and storage. Enjoy panoramic views from the widows walk and porches. $375,000. #562299. Bright and sunny, lovely new 3/2 family home just steps to the beach. 1,472 s.f. of living space, tile floors, crown moulding, sturdy concrete construction. Perfectly suited for family or retirement home $375,000. #10202: Gorgeous, generously-sized home site on Eight Mile Bay beach. Approx. .85 acres of nicely elevated land thickly treed with native hardwoods and coconut palms. Wonderful views, wide sugar sand beach. Bahama Palm Shores offers underground utilities, telephone and high speed Internet access. Also available adjoining .85 acre parcel for a grand total of 1.7 acres of prime beach front! $350,000. #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. #562105. NEW! Prime development property located just 11 miles North of Marsh Harbour on Queens Highway. The property features lovely wooded rolling terrain with hills of up to 30in elevation. The convenient location midway between the hub of Abaco, Marsh Harbour and the resort at Treasure Cay, presents great potential for development. $1,360,000. #562332. Executive rental. Spacious family home located on prestigious Pelican Shores. Three bedroom, three bath, exercise room, deck overlooking Fanny Bay. 2 car garage, openbeam ceilings. Long-term lease only, references, first, last and security required. Lease pricing on request. #562126.NEW! Lovely wooded home site in the Pinehurst subdivision located adjacent to Bahama Palm Shores and within just a few minutes of beautiful Eight Mile Bay. Convenient to the Queens highway and only 20 minutes into the main settlement of Marsh Harbour. Invest in Abacos future! $13,500. #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! $28,500. #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 or rental cottage. Situated in heart of the settlement, the cottage is just steps from ferry dock, amenities and attractions $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 #562133: NEW! 3 bed 2 bath, solid well built house, fully furnished with all new appliances and cabinets. Country Cottage has decking off master bed with walk in closets, and covered back porch. Ideally located on quiet road, but close to amenitities of Marsh Harbour. Excellent investment for rental or permanent family home. $347,000. #562174: Green Cay is a nature lovers paradise. Situated just 1/2 mile off the west coast of Great Abaco Island, this tropical island offers seclustion, wildlife, fishing and all the beauty of island living. Perfectly suited for private retreat, bonefishing resort, etc $1,500,000.www.bahamasrealty.bs UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW PRICE BUSTIC BIGHT Email : abaco@bahamasrealty.bsTelephone: (242) 367-3262 lFax (242) 367-3260These offerings are subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawn without notice15 September 2006 o THE BAHAMAS E INTERNET PHONE REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN!Legal VOIP now available in The Bahamas. Make calls to the U.S. & Canada, Switzerland & the U.K. FOR LESS! T G! G!

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Page 14 B The Abaconian September 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 TrucksLoaders Low Boy Rollers Tractor Heads Graders Trenchers Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-3956 367-3957 Fax: (242) 367-3959 BAHAMAS HOT MIX For FREE estimates contact Harlin Johnson 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 informationBy Peggy Thompson The first annual Remember Nicole youth soccer clinic was held at Taylor Park in Hope Town on last winter, introducing a soccer program on the island for the first time. Not only did the 35 participants receive professional soccer training, the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation donated 24 soccer balls and colored net bibs that will be used in future eventsto identify the team players. Supporters of the foundation, Mitch and Judi Milesi, contributed bleachers, soccer goals, orange cones and goals with nets to the event as well. It was great fun seeing these kids improve so quickly with the professional coaching, exclaimed Peggy Thompson, mom of two of the participants and official water girl. The family and friends of Nicole have promised to share her love of soccer with the island children again and they are really excited about learning more. The children were so anxious to learn and quickly absorbed the techniques for dribbling, head passes and the all-important kicking in the goals. Nicoles step dad, Coach Thomas Rongen and Nicoles brother, Chris Megaloudis, joined with other family and friends who ran the skills and techniques side of the clinic while Nicoles Mom, Gail Megaloudis-Rongen, invited all children via All Are Welcome posters on every coconut tree on the island as well as provided cold water for the participants. At the end of the clinic the children gathered around Nicoles family and learned a little about her dedication to the game and her inspiration in life. The winning team of the impromptu game was awarded with prize t-shirts. A local mom also donated chocolate covered soccer ball candies. Special remembrance bracelets were given to each of the children. Nicoles own words, MAKE IT HAPPEN inscribed on each one. Nicole believed that anything was possible you just had to find a way to make it happen! Nicole vacationed here with her family and fell in love with the island and the children. It was a natural extension of her love of Hope Town and soccer that inspired this event. The children left empowered by their new skills and influenced by the make it happen and all things are possible words of Nicoles family. The children did express one complaint, why couldnt Coach Thomas and Coach Chris hold the soccer clinic every day? The coaches assured them they would be back and in the meantime encouraged them to utilize the new equipment and keep practicing. The Hope Town School has kept the promise to the coaches by incorporating soccer into their weekly physical education program run by Coach Patrick Stewart. The Nicole Megaloudis Foundation has changed the path of the youth of this island forever. Who knows which children may excel and go on to win scholarships to continue their education, not to mention the obvious of Please see Hope T Soccer Page 15 Visitors to Hope Town made a donation of $1000 of soccer equipment to Hope Town and held a soccer clinic to teach the basic skills of the game. Although the clinic was scheduled for only one day, the youth enjoyed the game so much that they practiced with the coaches every day they were in town. Pictured, left to right, Mire Adams, 15-year-old Cecily Considine, Anna Albury of the Hope Town PTA, Christy Douglas and John Otto. Visitors Donate Soccer Equipment, Hold Clinic Royal P P alm 3 BR, 3 BA furnished $553,500 UNDER C C ONTRACT Steiner H H ouse, T T reasure C C ay R R oad 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA $809,000. U U NDER C C ONTRACT. Royal P P alm 2 BR, 2 B A Marina front condo, fully furnished, with boat slip. Tropical decor $575,000 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 Homesite overlooking Treasure Cay Marina $405,000 Atlantis 2BR, 2BA Canal front condo with 14 wide boat slip. Completely redone with furnishings. $549,000 Beach V V illa 6 6 85 2 BR, 2 B A, steps away from pool and beach $275,000 N N EW L L ISTING Razzall H H ouse, T T reasure C C ay B B each 4BR, 3BA Oceanfront, fully furnished with excellent rental history. $1,735,000.00. N N EW L L ISTING Parker P P lace, G G alleon B B ay, spacious 4BR W aterfront home with beautiful Sea of Abaco views. $995,000.000 NEWLISTING Treasure H H ouse Oceanfront 2 BR, 2 BA Island decor top-sider villa overlooking gigantic lagoon pool $579,000.00 N N EWLISTING. Marina P P oint, Canalfront home, 3 Br, 3 BA w/ loft, 3 car garage, and boat dock, view of Treasure Cay Marina $1,100,000.00 S S OLD.

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B & : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 Wednesday, September 20 Abaco Beach Resort Featuring Hon. Glenys Hannah MartinMinister of Transport and AviationDavid Johnson Senior Deputy Director General, Ministry of Tourism Paul Major Keith Major Antonio Stubbs Earl DeveauxContact Anita Knowles 367-2721 to register $85 per person including lunchThe AbacoChamber of CommerceInvites you to the Third AnnualAbaco Business Outlook just keeping the youth busy and actively healthy. Of course, all of the participants will be positively influenced anytime they glance at the blue bands across their wristHope Town Youth Join the Soccer Craze Hope T. SoccerFrom Page 14 being a kid is not always easy and Nicole will help them MAKE IT HAPPEN! It helps the students master the game when they have proper equipment and the bleachers are movable and have already been utilized for swimming, soccer and basketball competitions at Taylor Park. We appreciate the foundation and the Milesis for their generosity, said Coach Stewart who works with the studnets in the school. According to Gail Rongen, Nicoles mom, the dates for the 2nd annual Remember Nicole Soccer Clinic will be announced soon. For more information on the foundation go to Taylor Park in Hope Town is the location for swimming, softball, fund raising events and now soccer. Since several visitors supplied the community with equipment and held a soccer clinic to teach basic skills, the youth of the town enjoy the new sport.

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Page 16 B The Abaconian September 15, 2006WINDWARD BEACH ROAD Darnell House REAL PACKAGE DEAL Canal front home fully furnished, vacant beach front lot, car / golf cart / 23 boat. Well planned home has 3 bedrooms / 3 bath, including master suite with 2 guest bed rooms, den, open livingroom, dining, kitchen, utility room, screened-in porch on canal side, large garage and covered carporte/breezeway, landscaping with fenced section. MUST SEE $1,284,000 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. $1,160,000 + 7.5 closing 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 stuff. Starting at $25,000 CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity Canal 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 Phase One SOLD OUT Phase Two COMING SOON 3. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront development on Treasure Cay beach com prising individual luxury units Starting at $725,000 + 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 TREASURE HOUSE Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool/ waterfall Unit #7 Octagonal two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home. Good rental potential. $636,000 + 7/ 5% closing BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Resale condo available in first project. Ready to go. Never rennted but definite potential Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / optional 4th bed. Completely furnished with many extra features including garage and Jeep Renegade. MUST SEE $900,000 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 $500,000 Bldg 4 Downstaris end unit 2 bed / 2 bath, totally redone, 12 wide slip $435,600 VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE Ocean front properties Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. Sand Piper Beach Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 Canal Front Beginning at $264,500 Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded Beginning at $267,000 Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $50,000 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 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 2 bed / 2 bath, end unit, extra features, never rented $212,000 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Special garden location near pool, 2 bed / 2 bath. Great rental unit with many repeat guests $369,000 Second row beach with direct ocean access. Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special features. MUST SEE $553,500 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 Goombay House 2 storey canal front octagon home located on 2 lots (fenced in). Upstairs includes master bed with ensuite bath, den / optional bedroom, guest bedroom, bath, open kitchen / dining / living room, wrap around deck with screened porch. Downstairs storage, parking, workshop / utility. Dock with boat lift. $922,500 UNDER CONTRACT SOLDThe Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd, (BTC) will be introducing several new products at its Open House on September 18-19 at its Marsh Harbour office. At that time it will announce the launch of VIBE, Voice Internet Bahamas Electronic which will allow customers to use a regular telephone and an internet connection to make and receive international phone calls at a low flat monthly rate. Users will be able to make calls to the States, Canada, the UK and Switzerland. Customers will have unlimited time for the one base payment. This service will give you a US phone number. Another new product that will be introduced on Abaco at that time is I-Connect which is a faster internet system. It will replace the present DSL to provide a secure and dependable internet connection and will have a lower monthly rate than the present DSL. If customers sign up for both VIBE and I-Connect they will receive a free I-Connect prepaid Visa card. When residents signed up for these two services at the launch in Nassau, they received a prepaid Visa card with a $250 spending limit redeemable at BTC. At this time BTC cannot say whether Abaco residents will receive this same perk. Both these services will be available at the rate of $44.98. If you want only the VIBE service and sign up during BTCs introduction, the introductory rate will be $24.99 monthly plus a modem free and activation free. BTC is preparing to launch the GSM cell phone service. This is a system used worldwide and will eventually replace the TOMA which is in use now. There will be a period of a few years before the TOMA will be obsolete. GSM has one billion users in 209 countries. This means that anyone with a GSM cell phone can use that phone anywhere in the world where GSM service is available. GSM phones come with a microchip called a SIM card. This means that the SIM card can be put in any GSM phone and you keep the same number. Blackberries will soon be available for Abaco also. These devices combine a mobile phone, web browser, e-mail device and organizer.Talking for Less Is BTCs Latest Motto Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe to The Abaconian Today

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 B "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.Rock Point Waterfront Lot(Ref # 586) Located on Rock Point Dr. 90 ft on Sea of Abaco at entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 11,818 s/f enjoys cool south-easterly summer ocean breezes & also overlooks the bonefish flats of Gun Powder Creek to the west. Price: $299,500Waterfront 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."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.Joes Creek Vicinity Lot 15(Ref# 567) Offering 2.139 acres with a 50 ft elevated ridge, 956ft deep from highway to Coromont Pond, ideal for private residence or small subdivision, electricity & telephone at highway, easy access to Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay. Price: $149,700"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 & furnishin gs, customs cabinetry, terracotta tile floor, lots of amenities. Rental potential Price $185,000.Flamingo Drive Lot 66(Ref #558) Large residential lot situated on a quiet Flamingo Drive cul-de-sac, an ideal home building site, all utilities, including electricity, water, telephone, Cable TV & DSL access available at the lot line. Price: $46,785Residential 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. Golf Course Area Corner Lot(Ref #559) Oversized corner lot # 7 offering paved street frontage on two sides, plus all utilities at lot line, enjoy the solitude & greenery of the golf course, just a few hundred feet away. Price: $35,100LEISURE 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.Canal Corner Lot"(Ref #602) Cleared large corner lot 15,344 s/f with 197ft on protected canal with seawall, ready for building. $334,000.Canal Lot 206(Ref #597) Cleared 11,242 s/f lot with 171 feet of bullheaded seawall, views of Treasure Cay and the Sea of Abaco. All utilities available. Price $265,000. 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. $608,000. Reduced!!!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.MARSH HARBOUR:Sea View Lot with Dockage(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 reduced$395,000. 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. $4,900,000.Tradewinds(Ref # 589) Luxurious 1 acre beachfront estate 4 bedroom 3.5 bath main house on T.C. point beach plus 3 bedroom 3 bath 2 storey guest house. Spectacular views, superior architectural design and finishes throughout, fully furnished Price: $4,575,000"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."Final Approach"(Ref #601) Canal front 2 storey 5,500 s/f 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bath private home on large property, 100 private dock, 6 depth. Recently renovated, fully furnished, four car garage. Price $2,497,000Oceana(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. Beach Lot (Ref # 590) Located on Leeward Beach near the T.C. Point with 136 of fabulous beach frontage, views of Green Turtle Cay, total of 28,700 s/f, ready for construction, all utilities available, quiet & secluded Cul de saq. Price: $1,330,000Ocean Blvd. Beach Lot(Ref # 585) Prime location with 140ft on magnificent beach, total of 1.37 acres, partially cleared, all amenities at lot line. Price: $1,215,000"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.Pilot House(Ref #568) Waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bath 2 storey home overlooking Sea of Abaco on narrow peninsula for superior water views, drive through carport with private boat ramp, perfect house for bone-fishing enthusiast. Price: $1,160,000Treasure Landings(Ref #600) Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,300s/f luxury condominiums, close to beach, marina, restaurants & shops. Superior finished, fully furnished. Price: $495,000. Financing available."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 $462,500."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 (Ref #556) Well situated residential canal front parcel overlooking the wide expanse of the protected waters of Brigantine Bay. 15,306 s/f & 91 feet of bulkhead, cleared & leveled, ready for construction $363,000.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.Canal Lot on Galleon Bay(Ref #569) Protected canal lot near Galleon Bay entrance for quick access to Sea of Abaco, utilities at lot line, very well priced. Price: $331,500We 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 September 2006UNDERCONTRACT REDUCED On August 8 The Islands Of The Bahamas co-starred in an international multimedia treasure hunt for a buried piratethemed Volvo XC90 V8 SUV, valued at $82,000. There were eight finalists from around world competing for the coveted vehicle, but the real star of The Hunt was picturesque Abaco. The Hunt is live in a series of webisodes documenting the various stages of the months-long contest. You can visit the contest web page, www.volvocars.us/thehunt. You can follow the hunt, trying to solve each puzzle, although the competition is over. Or you can click on The Final Leg at the top of the page and then the red journal marked Video. and view the final episodes of the competition that all took place on Abaco from the finalists arriving by helicopter to the winner driving his car. The first webisode launches with a map of The Bahamas and includes many Bahamians who participated in the final leg of the race on Abaco. Part two and the concluding part three of the series takes viewers through the finish of the competition. Very few people on Abaco knew about the commercial shoot on Abaco and those involved signed non-disclosure agreements. This program was a result of The Bahamas partnership with Disneys production of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest The Bahamas served as the film location for the summer blockbuster, and there was a huge effort to ensure that the islands were linked to the franchise in the eyes of consumers. The Hunt has brought great exposure to Abaco.Volvo Promotion Brings Publicity to Abaco

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Page 18 B The Abaconian September 15, 2006 Minimize storm damage to your home. Our Lexan or aluminum shutters protect your home. Make your own custom ply-wood shutters.MarMar MarMar Mar sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or sh Harbour Or der ader a der ader a der a t 367-2660 367-2811 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2811 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2811 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2811 367-2820 t 367-2660 367-2811 367-2820 PAINT Transparent Storm Shuttersof bullet-proof LEXAN Full Storm Protection AND Daylight Dont be in the dark Top quality & Performance Storm shutters are one of the most cost effective steps you can take to protect your home. Keep the wind and water outside while you are safe inside. Dont wait until the last minute. Order custom shutters today!2500 Watt Gas GeneratorsNow in stockSpecial Purchase Special Price Be ReadyBuy NowStock up on tarps, flashlights, coolers and batteries. UseVisqueen plastic to protect furniture and bedding.June 2005Aluminum shutter kits pre-cut to fit each door or window 8 1600 KW BroadCrown Standby Diesel Generators Powered by John Deere engines Your TV, refrigeration, water pump and air conditioning can operate during power outages. By Michael Lightbourne Courtesy of FRIENDS of the Environment If asked about common native trees of The Bahamas, names given by most Bahamians might perhaps be Pigeon Plum, Madeira, Poisonwood, Sea Grape and so forth. Many, too, would call off the names of trees which were not native here at all, being introduced by man in the last two or three centuries, like Sapodilla, Guineppe, Coconut and Casuarina. Yet among the most important trees to be naturally occurring in theses islands, the mangroves are usually ignored. They seem no benefit to people and are overlooked, or scorned, and considered as nothing more than useless, mosquito inhabited swamp. But The Bahamas would be a very different and poorer place without them. Mangroves are widespread and some of the more fascinating trees on these islands yet so poorly understood!What exactly is a mangrove? A tree which grows with its roots in water at least part of the day. They grow in salt, brackish or even fresh water. They can form pure stands of the same tree, not mixed with others. They have the ability to limit the intake of salt at its roots (Exclusion), and some also have glands which can eliminate excess salts from their systems (Excretion). They are adapted to live in water, making it difficult for it to survive on dry land. Currents in the sea disperse mangrove seedlings. There are many different kinds of mangrove trees in the world, most of them found on the tropical coasts of Southeast Asia or the Indo Pacific region. Some places have 20 or 30 different kinds of mangroves. In the tropical Atlantic, only four or five are found. Some other trees can tolerate salt in the air or soil but live behind the true mangroves on the shore. They are recognized as members of a seashore plant community, lately being called the Mangal by botanists. (Mangal was the Arawak Indian word for swamp.) In The Bahamas we have only three true mangrove trees: 1. The Red Mangrove is the most common here by far. It grows on shores on the coasts of Central America, the West Indies, The Bahamas, and the coasts of West Africa. It is easily recognized by its stilt or prop roots which grow out from the trunk of the tree, then down into the sand or mud, to anchor it in position, and get water and nourishment from the soil. As the tree grows, it continues to put out more roots, down but away from the original stem. It is recognized, too, by having its seeds germinate and its seedlings grow eight to 12 inches in length, while still attached to the parent tree. These seedlings (call propagules) then fall into the water, already prepared to put out roots and grow. In The Bahamas the Red Mangrove can grow at most about 30 feet tall, but many are small, scrubby plants. In shallow water these form extensive areas of what Bahamians call swash. The Bahamas are near the Northern limit of mangrove growth. Further sound, in suitable locations, the Red Mangrove can grow up to 90 feet tall. 2. The White Mangrove is of a different biological family from the red mangrove. Its roots grow normally into the ground, holding the tree upright and in place. It is usually found growing on the landward side of the Red Mangrove, on the edge of high tide. Its leaves have tiny glands which get rid of excess salt. 3. The Black Mangrove, commonly known in The Bahamas as Blackwood. This is easily recognized, growing in sand and mud in shallow water. It has secondary roots growing up from its main roots, out of the water, into the air called pneumatophores. (It also has other anchor roots growing down to hold the tree in position.) It can grow to about 35 feet tall here. The Black Mangrove can get rid of the excess salt it takes in through its roots by excreting it through glands in tiny pits in the upper surface of the leaf. If you taste the upper side of the leaves, they are salty!Is Buttonwood a Mangrove?Another tree, called Buttonwood or Button Mangrove, suggesting it is a member of this group, is, indeed, in the same family as the white mangrove. It is found in marshy areas and along seacoasts and it is tolerant of salt but it can live inland and lacks features of true mangroves. It has green leaves, although a variety of Buttonwood with silver-grayish leaves is often planted in gardens as an ornamental.What good are mangroves?In the Eastern Tropics, other mangroves grow bigger (and there are many more kinds.) Some were used for timber. Before the days of modern chemistry others yielded tanning materials, dyes and so on. Some are still used as cooking fuel or made into charcoal. In The Bahamas, dry Buttonwood was used for cooking fires in the old days. Otherwise, they yield no product directly useable by us here, and until recently mangrove lined creeks were considered good only as places to hide our boats during approaching storms. Mangroves cannot grow on rocky coasts. Yet, on more protected shores, where there is calmer, shallow water, mangroves and their roots hold sand and mud together, and over the years they help to build land and protect it from being washed away by tides or storms. In The Bahamas we still have over 1,000 miles of mangrove coastline. Protection from storm waves is most important to the people of our island nation!Mangroves Are Important in Our Environment

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 B 1. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Marsh Harbour, Administrative Office and Marsh Harbour Power Station (including bathrooms and kitchens). Services will be required five (5) days per week Monday Friday. 2. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Green Turtle Cay Office. Services will be required two (2) days per week Tuesday and Thursday. 3. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and up-keep of the Green Turtle Cay Power Station. 4. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and upkeep of the Guana Cay sub station. 5. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Treasure Cay Office. Services will be required five (5) days per week Monday Friday. 6. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Hope Town Office and light landscaping & cleaning of the B.E.C. Hope Town grounds. Services will be required one (1) day per week (Wednesday) and twice per month for light lanscaping & cleaning of the grounds. 7. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and upkeep of the Man-O-War sub-station. 8. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and upkeep of the Man-O-War sub-station. 9. Proposals are requested for the cleaning, landscaping and up-keep of the following Bahamas Eelectricity Corporation stations or substations: Crossing Rocks Bahama Palm Shores Casuarina Point Cherokee Sound Fox Town Green Turtle Cay, ferry dock location Leisure Lee Marsh Harbour managers residence Marsh Harbour Power Station Marsh Harbour Government Dock Marsh Harbour Stores Compound Murphy/Dundas Town, across from Grace Baptist Church O.P.S. sub-station, Opposite Island Breezes PWD, Public Works Department Treasure CayBahamas Electricity Corporation Abaco OperationsCleaning and Landscaping Invitation For Proposals 2006-2007 The Corporation Reserves The Right To Reject Any Or All Proposals. Interested persons should present a monthly cost for cleaning the premises in writing, accompanied by a valid business license and proof of citizenship, in a sealed envelope with the word "TENDER" clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. Bids should of sent to B.E.C. Marsh Harbour, Abaco, to the Attention of Mr. Benjamin R Beneby, Manager, B.E.C. Abaco on or before September 22, 2006 Bird lovers were busy this summer looking for rare and unusual bird sightings. If you are interested in reporting any unusual birds you have sighted, you can at The fall is a good time to observe birds as many migrants pass through Abaco or come to spend the winter with us. Bruce Halletts long-awaited book Birds of The Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands (Macmillan Caribbean, 245 pp.) is finally out. This field guide covers all the regular species both resi-Bird Watchers, Take Notedents and migrants and is illustrated by numerous photos showing a range of plumages. It is a must have reference for anyone interested in the birds of our area. It is time to start planning for the Christmas Bird Counts. The dates for three bird counts in the Bahamas have been announced including the count for Abaco which will be on December 16. Interested person can contact Anita Knowles at Marsh Harbour Continues to Improve Its ImageLandscaping the the center of Marsh Harbour has changed the look of the town, making it much more attractive. Randy Key has taken on much of the work himself and he maintains it regularly. Mrs. Yvonne Key supervises the crew that picks up trash and maintains the verges. Our thanks to both of them for their consistent efforts in making the town attractive.

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Page 20 B The Abaconian September 15, 2006 Special Summer/Fall Air Fare for Bahamian Residents All travel on these tickets must be completed by 12/15/2006. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket counters or through the Ft Lauderdale office and must be paid in full at time of purchase. Purchaser must present valid Bahamian passport with US visa, or valid passport of another country with valid Bahamian work permit and valid US visa at time of purchase. Tickets are non-refundable. Baggage allowance of 50 lbs including carry-on. Excess baggage traveling with you is $0.70 per pound and travels on a space available basis. All freight and excess luggage checked in at departure will travel within one week at the rate of $0.45 per pound.Abaco Price $190 plus US taxes of $38.65 and Bahamian departure tax ($15)Eleuthera Price $240 plus US and Bahamian taxesSPECIAL FREIGHT RATEDeliveries Thru October 31, 2006$0.45 per pound (DIM Weight Pricing) Marsh Harbour 367-0140 Treasure Cay 365-8660 Ft. Lauderdale 954-359-8266 North Eleuthera 335-1696 Governors Harbour 332-3340 Rock Sound 334-2795 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 The beaches at Bakers Bay on Great Guana Cay are some of the most beautiful on Abaco. They are wide expanses of fine white sand and have been a popular area for both local residents and visitors for many years. Although the Discovery Lands project will develop the area, the beaches up to high water are public and are for anyone to use. The high water mark is the highest area where the sea ever flows and is not the daily high tide mark. This gives everyone the right to enjoy this beach. All development will be required to be behind the first sand dune ridge to protect the beaches from washing away during storm surges. This project is mostly residential which as been the trademark of development on Abaco. Two stakes are visible in the photo and these denote the high water mark. A large service dock has been started at Bakers Bay which will serve the developers for their construction work as well as the entire island of Guana. Work was stopped on it when the Privy Council in London placed an injunction against any construction work until the court in Freeport makes its decision concerning a law suit brought against the government. Bakers Bay Is a Very Special Place Do You Know Student Away at School?We want to know about them.October 1 issue will feature these students. Call 367-2677 or 367-3202 with info Well Done Drilling ServicesCall us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation! Call us today for a free consultation!Ph: (242) 367-4842 ll ll l Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Trenching: Trenching for underground utility services Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles planted Excavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator DiggingRoad Safety Is Everyones Responsibility

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 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 Houses and Land For Rent and For SaleClassified Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSCherokee Sound, Yellow Wood, for sale by owner, 1/2 acre lot, 2 bed / 1 bath layout, needs interior work to finish. Call 367-0111 Dundas Town hillside lot with ocean view, 27,060 sq. ft. and 20 ft. private access from main road. Call 242-324-3916, 242-557-9282, fax 242-393-9964 Elbow 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 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALENE Florida Brand new intracoastal condos and lots with full service marina, tennis, dinning & more. Incl membership to Yacht & Beach Club. The Selby Group 866-439-3759 or selbygroup@bellsouth.net. Enjoy 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 Prime Land on Bustick Bay Two 1-acre tracts of land on the bay with 100 ft. frontage each. Properties are located adjacent to the Abaco Highway and 6 miles north of Marsh Harbour. Treasure Cay is 15 miles north. Electricity on site. Price: $185,000 each. Phone: 1-242-324-1476. Elbow Cay lot, Dorros Cove deeded dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Panaramic views. $386,000 Call Steve 678-416-2214 Guana Cay 3 bed/2 bath, 500 yards to beach, good rental history, Priced reduced $239,000. Call Danny 404-256-9626 Man-O-War 5 acres sea to sea or will divide. Contact 242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613 Sweeting Tract, Marsh Harbour. For rent or for sale. New 2 bed 2 bath triplex. For more info call 367-2289 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 BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Cherokee Sound Vacation resort. For rent by day or week. Call 242-323-4416 or 366-2075 Guana Cay 2 bed apt. $1000/ mo, furnished, no pets. Also new vacation rental $900/ wk. Long term rate available. Call 904-982-2762 or www.wardslanding.com Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Marsh Harbour, fully furnished 2 bed 1 bath, central A/C. Available Nov 1. Call 5-10 p.m. 367-3295 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 Joshua Lowe graduted on July 18, 2006, from Robert Morgan Vocational Technical Institute of Miami, Florida, with the highest honors in Diesel Technology. Upon completing the 1440 hour course he was recognized and awarded for his outstanding achievement. He is now a certified diesel technician in the following: Diesel Engine Tune Up, Troubleshooting, and Run In on Dyno; Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems; Diesel Engine Theory Operation, Disassembly and Assembly; Fuel Injection Systems; Diesel Engine Overhaul; Electrical and Electronic Systems. Joshua will be returning home to work as a captain and mechanic for the Green Turtle Cay Ferry Service. He also plans to perform other diesel maintenance in Abaco. Joshua is the son of Larry and Una Lowe of Green Turtle Cay. Do You Have a Student Away at School?We want to include them in our list of students. With phone service disrupted, we may not be able to contact you. Fill out this sheet and get it to our office with a photo. Or phone us at 367-3202 or fax us at 367-3201 Name of student __________________________________ Name of school ___________________________________ Location of school ________________________________ What year in school _______________________________ Name of parents or guardians _______________________ Phone number of parents ___________________________ Home town of student ______________________________ High school attended _______________________________ 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 By Portia Jonsson The brutal stabbing death of Erica Fowler, a mother of five, by her childrens father last month in Nassau brings to light the need for us to speak up and put an end to domestic violence in our communities and throughout The Bahamas. Domestic violence is a widespread problem and Abaco, like other places, faces a major challenge in an effort to put an end to it. Abaco police officers have become increasingly concerned by the significant number of reports on sexual offences and domestic violence throughout our community. There is a need to bring about awareness to the community and curtail this problem. Domestic violence or spousal abuse is physically or emotionally harmful acts between husbands and wives or between other individuals in intimate relationships. Domestic violence is sometimes referred to as intimate violence. It includes violence that occurs in dating and courtship relationships, between former spouses and between gay and lesbian partners. Abuse between intimate partners can take many forms. It may include emotional or verbal abuse, denial of access to resources or money, restraint of normal activities or freedom including isolation from friends and family, sexual coercion or assault, threats to kill or harm and physical intimidation or attacks. In extreme cases domestic violence may result in the death of a partner. Domestic violence cuts across lines of race, nationality, language, cultural, economics, sexual orientation, physical ability and religion to affect people from all walks of life. Domestic violence is serious wherever and whenever it happens. No single factor explains why men and women assault and abuse their partners. The factors most closely related to spouse abuse are low self-esteem, economic pressure, learnt behavior, peer group behavior, alcohol or substance abuse or sexual difficulties. Some societies in the past condoned it. The batterer uses violence to solve problems and it works batterer gets what he or she wants. Domestic violence can affect children in many ways. Young people may witness terrible acts of violence against their parents or care givers. Some children may never see the violence but they may feel the tension, hear the fighting and see the injuries left behind. Young people may be physically injured themselves if they try to intervene to stop the violence. Children may be asked to call the police or to keep a family secret. No matter the details of a familys situation, children and young people bear the burden of domestic violence, too. In the past people sometimes blamed victims for failing to leave abusive relationships. However, research indicates that most victims are not passive in response to abuse. Victims call the police, they go to social workers, they flee to the homes of friends or parents and they fight back physically. However, there are many factors like love, security, religious belief, children, shame, belief that the batterer will change and finance that prevent victims from leaving violent relationships. People who are dependent on their partners emotionally and economically learn to endure abuse and remain in unhealthy relationships. Women who believe that the end of a relationshipWe Need to End Domestic Violence Please see Abuse Page 22

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Page 22 B The Abaconian September 15, 2006 Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs 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 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 BAHAMA TILELICENSED INSURED Office : 367-7072Larry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire Home 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 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 Well Drilling ServicesServing All of AbacoAndrew MajorMarsh Harbour Abaco, BahamasTel: 551-7375 367-4659(leave a message) DRA NAGE SOLUTIONS The Exterminators LtdPest Control & Tent FumigationsPh: 367-3021Serving Abaco for the past 15 years with over 45 years experience. Open 24/7 No Employees Huge Cash FlowEmail us for information regarding business development meetings on Abaco Fresh filtered ice is instantly available in bags or in bulk Ph: 561.719.9140 www.ezicehouse.com greatdamefilms,@msn.com SELL ICE IN THECARIBBEANwith an Ice Vending Unit!! Church Listing If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677 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 Sendor of a marriage represents a personal failure are less likely to leave abusive relationships. Domestic violence is a multi-faceted task and cannot be dealt with in isolation. It is a community project. Intervention is key to resolving domestic violence. Intervention is an emergency measure intended to stop violence, restore peace and, if necessary, arrest persons in violation of the law. If you are a victim, please know that you are not alone, it is not your fault and help is available. Tell a friend, family member, pastor, social worker or the police and get a protection order. AbuseFrom Page 21Abaco Central High Begins New School YearAbaco Central High School is beginning a new school year with a new principal and new guidelines. Mr. Kenris Hield, a principal who was transferred here from Freeport, has begun the year by adhering to the rules. He expects to see the students accomplish great things this year. Principal Kenris Hield

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September 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service Driver / Salesperson, 25 yrs older, Chelseas Choice. Courteous, responsible. Phone 3674842. Call for further information Abaco Aviation Centre at Marsh Harbour International Airport is taking applications for the following positions: 1. Receptionist / reservations clerk / point of sale cashier Applicant must possess good organizational skills, be fully computer literate and have experience in dealing with the public. High school diploma required and a minimum of five BGCSEs including English and maths. 2. Accountant / Administrative Assistant Applicant should have a minimum of five years experience in the areas of public accounting, internal auditing and business administration with the ability to thrive in an environment of pressing deadlines and constantly changing conditions. Applicant must possess excellent written and oral communication skills as well as computer proficiency. Interested person should fax resumes and references to 242-367-3256 or call 242-367-2266 for further information. 225 HP Mercury Outboard 30 shaft, less than 75 hr. since new. DUTY PAID. $9000. May be seen at National Marine. Call Tom Wheeler 440-477-1904 20 Sail Fish, 90 HP Mercury engine, 70 gal. gas tank, depth finder, Garmin 160 Blue, new VHF, outriggers, fish finder. Looking for new owner to fish with. Call 366-2047, 359-6565, 359-6042 21.1 Mako, Deep-V hull, new 225 Mercury, less than 40 hrs. New steering/ cables/ instruments/ trim tabs/ pump/ upholstery/ covers/ rocket launcher and more. Beach or fish. $30,000 Call 242-364-6585 Nassau 22 Abaco-built fiberglass boat, 200 HP Evinrude motor, float-on trailer, Garmin colour map GPS, VHF, fishfinder. Asking $20,000 OBO Contact Earl 367-2289 or 357-6813 22 Grady White Seafarer w/200 HP Johnson, cuddy cabin. DUTY PAID. Asking $17,000. At Outboard Shop. Call 367-2703 or 781-631-0643 COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats28 Bertram FB w/ twin Volvo 130 HP turbo diesels, excellent deep sea fishing boat with rod holders and outriggers. 165 gal fuel. Two Bimini tops, three burner stove, shower, head, 75 gal fresh water, saltwater wash down, sleeps 4. Fresh bottom, sides cleaned and waxed. New stuffing boxes, Engines/ two new exhaust risers, new turbo, new injector pump. Ready for fishing or weekend trips. Asking $38,500 OBO Call 366-2065 or 434-3908 31' Hydrocat, with twin 200 HP Evinrude engines. DUTY PAID Asking $55,000 OBO. Please contact Mark @ 242-366-0342 for futher information. 32 Island Gypsy Sportfish 175 Ford Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke, air conditioned, etc. $44,000 Call 365-4120 35 Sea Ray Sundancer cabin cruiser New Yanmar diesel. Cruises at 20 knots. New 6.5 KW diesel generator, new air conditioning, fridge, stove, ice maker, TV/VCR, hot & cold running water. Custom hard top with new side curtains and much, much more. New bottom paint. Must sell. DUTY PAID Appraised at $135,000. Will sell for $75,000 OBO Dinghy included. Truly turn key. Phone 366-0684, cell 477-5877 34 Catalina 1988 shoal draft sailboat, DUTY PAID, 27 HP Yanmar, 12 v. refrig, many upgrades. Lying Abacos. $41,500. Call 828-6690828 Fax 828-664-1710 38 Gulfstar Trawler 1983 with 6 cyl Perkins Diesel. Asking $45,000 will consider offers Tel: 242-366-0351 or 407-384-7301 45 #1 Hull Crawfishing Boat with stabilizers. Fully equipped. $70,000 OBO Serious inquiries call 366-0430 45 #1 hull, fiberglass crawfishing boat with stabilizers. Call 367-2707 or 375-3830 BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE23 Proline, center console, T-top, like new w/ brand new 250 HP E Tech. Less than 100 hr. on boat, less than 15 hr. on motor. New trailer. DUTY PAID. $60,000. May be seen at Andys Auto, Treasure Cay. Call Tom Wheeeler 440-477-1904 24 Boston Whaler, w/2 Yamahas 200 HP, Furuno GPS,Furuno depth sounder,auto pilot. Surveyed 8/05 @ $45,000. DUTY PAID $40,000 OBO 367-4479 24 Sea Fox Bayfisher, 2004, 225 HP 4 stroke (60 hrs total) trailer, VHF, CD, 55 mph. DUTY PAID. $22,000 359-6376 or 321-759-5554 25 Grady White Sailfish, w/ 2 225 HP Evinrudes, cuddy cabin, depth sounder, DUTY PAID, good condition. Asking US $16,000 At Green Turtle Shipyard. Call 365-4648 or 215256-9990 or 25 Seacraft, 2 engines. $16,000. New trailer $6000. Contact 457-3907 26 Regulator Hope Town. DUTY PAID. Needs repair. $30K as is. 242-366-0662 MERCHANDISE FOR SALEAbove ground swimming pool 24 round and 4 ft deep. Brand new, still in the box. $3,000 OBO please call 365-4359 GE water softening system, never used. Duty paid. $450 OBO Call 367-0558 A Dish Network 500 satellite system with receiver for $350. Also an office sized, 24x18 Kenmore refrigerator for $50. Call Philip at 359-6734 99 Chevy Lumina, gold, excellent shape, tape deck, A/C, etc. $4500 OBO. Call 365-2401 Harley Davidson XR Sportster, 2003, 6000 mi. Factory race bike, 1200 ccs. $14,000 OBO Call 242-424-0345 or 394-6248 Parts Special Dodge Caravan all work, wiring gone. See at Get-a-Fix or call 367-4805. Make offer Sanitary Land Fill Should Be Complete by End of YearThe Site by Snake Cay Will Accept Garbage from Entire Island Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201

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