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N. Abaco Teacher Is Bahamas' Best

Drill Team Honours Kenneth Roamer An appreciationermonywas held on
May 6th at S.C. Bootle in Cooper's
Town to honour Kenneth Romer who
S. .... was named Teacher of the Year for the
.* . entire Bahamas.
Mr. Romer was chosen by the teachers
of S.C. Bootle because of his dedicated
.. commitment to the students. He is in
S.^., charge of the business program at the
school. Part of the program is an annual
Strip to Nassau for the students to broaden
S ; > them and expose them to diverse business
I ._situations. He began his teaching career
ST at S.C. Bootle four years ago after
graduating with an Associate degree from
vthe College of the Bahamas.
D0 A .J Although he is one of the youngest
teachers, he has worked diligently to
bring about beneficial changes at the
school both in morale, behaviour and
academics. He spends time with the
students and knows their needs and
problems. He is very active in providing
e c activities for the students which help with
these specific problems.
Mr. Romer is a very busy person.
Besides his regular classes, he is the
Senior Master at S.C. Bootle, is in
.charge of organizing all the assemblies
-: I Trt' and works with the activities of the
graduating class.

The S.C. Boodle High School Drill Team proudly stand with their leader and the Bahamas' Teocher of the Year. PLEASE SEE Romer Page 19

Administrator Patck Rots Quarter Million Dollars

Leaves Abaco Is Champion
On April 27th Abaco said farewell toSrcshF
Deputy Administrator Jack Thompson,Scholarship Fund
who is being transferred to Nassau. The
Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert A.
Ingraham, was in attendance as well as
Sen. Ronald Knowles, Minister of
Health. Well wishers numbered into the
hundreds as students and adults
entertained the crowd with a well planned
Mr. Thompson will be sorely missed
in many areas. In addition to his formal
duties, he participated in every facet of
life on Abaco. He was very popular as
an MC. He spoke frequently at events ,
and participated in services in every
church in the North Abaco area. He was
prominent in the activities of the All .
Abaco Regatta, One Bahamas,
Independence celebrations and he was j
PLEASE SEE Thompson Page 34 A banquet at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay on April 22nd launched the
Parick Roberts holds a bonefish which fund raising efforts of the Abaco Scholarship Fund. The event raised approximately
are. pleRoniet in the Abaco shallows. SI0,000 alter expenses and was e/tec 've in bringing the program to the public's aen-
Sstion. The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, addressed the audience.
Roberts of Sandy Point twenty-five Pictured are some of the guests at the head table, (7. to r.) Mr. and Mrs. Ron Jackson,
poin to claim the Championship Mr. Hubert .4 hngrahanam. Mr. and Mrs. John Bahen, Mr. Everette Hart, Island Admin-
bonefish title for Abaco. For his istrator and Mr. Bill Bulger. See story on page 2
marathon day on the flats averaging a
fish every 28 minutes, Mr. Roberts took
bome a $500 cash prize. He will now The Abaconian BULK RATE
represent Abaco on July 13 and 14 at 7571 N.W. 78th Street US POSTAGE
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PLEASE SEE Bonefish Page 34

Page 2 The Ahaeonian May 199

Nearly 200 at Abaco Scholarship Fund Dinner

On April 22nd under the patronage of
the Rt. Hon Hubert A. Ingraham, Prime
Minister of The Bahamas, a $100 a plate
dinner was held at the Spinnaker
Restaurant in Treasure Cay to benefit the
Abaco Scholarship Fund. A near capacity
crowd was enthusiastic in their support of
the fund.
The Prime Minister stated that he was
pleased to participate in the launch of the
scholarship program. In the Prime
Minister's speech he emphasized, "The
importance of a good education cannot be
over stated. It is the key to the future.As
the key out of ignorance, it is frequently
the key out of poverty." He felt that this
was a historic moment for Abaco as this
fund fills an unmet need for talented
young people of Abaco. "It is critically
important that our youth be prepared to
meet the challenges and benefit from the
opportunities at this point in our
The Prime Minister is strongly
committed to good education for all
Bahamians. This includes improving
student-teacher ratios in the schools,
expanding teacher training, upgrading
educational facilities and better materials
and equipment in all government
operated schools. An even greater per
cent of the next budget will go toward
Mr. Ingraham was pleased that the
Abaco Scholarship Fund is in association
with the Lyford Cay Foundation which
has a credible track record for integrity
and commitment. He felt that they were
investing in the most valuable resource of
the country.
Guests at the dinner came from many
communities on Abaco and demonstrated
the wide support for this worthy project.
They enjoyed a delicious meal prepared
by Chef Elliot Sawyer.
Quarter Million Dollars
The Abaco Scholarship Fund proudly
announces that it has commitments for
more than a quarter of a million dollars
toward its goal of one million dollars.
One of the first contributions was a very
generous gift of $100,000. Two other
individuals have each donated $50,000.
Additionally, the trustees of the Hubert A
Ingraham Scholarship Fund have very
kindly transferred the monies in their
fund to the Abaco Scholarship Fund to be
used in perpetuity.
The Hubert A. Ingraham Scholarship
Fund was begun several years ago with a
benefit dinner in Treasure Cay and
another one held on Green Turtle Cay.
The money was being held until it could

be put to use. Their contribution to the
Abaco Scholarship Fund has been most
helpful. Other donations continue to
come in.
The Abaco Scholarship Fund will be
seeking support from every community
on Abaco. Each community will decide
on its own way of raising funds and
asking for contributions.
Management of the
Abaco Scholarship Fund
The successful dinner launched an
island wide campaign to raise one million
dollars for the Abaco Scholarship Fund.
This Fund is an endowed fund which will
be managed by the Lyford Cay
Foundation of Nassau at no cost to the
local fund. The money contributed will
be invested and only the money earned
from that investment will be used for the
scholarships. In this way, the funds'
assets work forever. The scholarships
will be given yearly and continue to the
individual students for the length of their
program so long as they maintain the
necessary grades.
Lyford Cay Foundation has been very

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education both at the College of the
Bahamas and at overseas schools. They
have $12.5 million invested and from this
give hundreds of scholarships yearly.
The Lyford Cay Foundation has agreed
to manage the Abaco Scholarship Fund at
no expense to the Fund as they have an
endowment specifically for administrative
Their investments are professionally
managed and have done exceptionally
well. Last year their earnings were 16

per cent of which they used ten per cent
for scholarships. The remainder of the
earnings were reinvested to maintain the
fund's value. The Foundation will also
advise the Abaco Scholarship Fund in all
areas, will assist in the student screening
process and will make the final award
decisions. Additionally, they will provide
much information about other available
scholarships and grants offered by
schools and other foundations.
The Abaco scholarships will be

PLEASE SEE Scholarship

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Page 4 The Abaconian May 1998

News of the Cays

Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
It seems that spring has finally sprung.
Of course, all Mondays will be glorious
warm days now that Easter Monday has
passed. For many people Easter Monday
is the first picnic day of the year. Cool,
windy weather discouraged a lot of
picnickers again this Easter Monday.
The Architectural Preservation
Foundation hosted a wine tasting fund
raiser on March 28 at New Plymouth
Inn. It was a huge success with a
selection of wines and champagnes and
even non-alcoholic wines for the
teetotallers. The delicious hors d'oeuvres
made the buffet line as popular as the
bar! Curator Grace Turner's talk on the
importance of preservation was
interesting and inspiring.
The Architectural Preservation
Foundation has undertaken the
preservation and repair of the old jail
buildings. The beams, which were rotted
and would eventually cause the roof to
collapse, hlve been replaced. New
appropriate style doors were hung with
authentic style hinges and door handles.
The old stone latrine, estimated to be 200
years old, is next to be repaired. For
more information on the Architectural
Preservation Foundation and their goals,
call 365-4234 or 365-4105 in Green
Turtle Cay.
The Amy Roberts All Age School's
Talent Show was held on April 4th. A
karate demonstration by Sensei Toote and
students from Marsh Harbour and Green
Turtle Cay was a crowd pleaser. Songs,
poems, dances and skits performed by

students were also entertaining. Joshua
Lowe did a wonderful job as emcee. The
teachers deserve a lot of praise for their
hard work, as does the PTA for
organizing the sale of dinners and
Our community has finally received a
response from Commissioner of Police
B.K. Bonamy. The letter dated April 9th
states that the matter of the death of
Jeannie Pinder will be investigated, very
soon, by the coroner to determine the
cause of death and who may be
responsible. This response give hope to
those concerned that this awful crime
will not go unpunished.
Congratulations to Brent and Ramona
Curry, who were married on March 28th
at St. Peter's Anglican Church. A
reception followed at the Rooster's Rest.
Brent is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Curry and Ramona the daughter of Mrs.
Martha Johnson.
The newest member of our community
is Christa Laurianna, who was born on
April 23rd in Florida. Congratulations to
new mommy Tracey and proud
grandparents, Laura and Peter Sawyer.
By Samantha Albury
Congratulations go to the newlyweds
Rich and Netica Roberts who were joined
in holy matrimony on April 18th at the
Seaside Gospel Chapel on Guana Cay.
Netica is the daughter of Randy and
Veola Roberts of Guana Cay and Rich is
the son of Richard and Martha Roberts
of Man-O-War Cay. The couple will
reside on Man-O-War Cay. We wish you
both lots of happiness as you begin your


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Weatherford. He was born on April 4th
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Mr. and Mrs. Brent Albury of Man-O-
War Cay would like to announce the
adoption of their son, Michael Bradley
Albury, aged two years. He was born on
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North Abaco

S.C. Bootle Celebrates
S.C. Bootle celebrated the return of
their favourite teacher, Mr. Kenneth
Romer, on his return from Nassau where
he was named Teacher of the Year for
the entire Bahamas. On May 6th the
Drill Squad formed an honour guard for
him as he proceeded to the platform.
Music and dance, singing and speeches
all entertained the students as they
honoured him.
The program at S.C. Bootle was
carried out entirely by the students. The
only participation by teachers was one
song which delighted the students.
Otherwise, teachers were on the sideline.
The students were orderly, well behaved,
attentive, quiet and respectful, all with no
prompting from the staff. The program
moved along nicely under the leadership
of the two MC students, Rashida Murray
and Angelo Hardeen. Some classes from
the Cooper's Town Primary also attended
the ceremony. They were also very
orderly and well behaved.
During his speech Mr. Romer made to
the assembly, he commented that he
wants to be a role model for the students.
Additionally, he wants to be a role model
for teachers, especially male teachers. He
wants to be an example of one who goes
the extra mile, who gives of himself to
help others.
His efforts, along with the
administration and many teachers, are
very evident in the school. The students
carried themselves with pride and
displayed an excellent attitude.
Educators Honoured
Two educators of North Abaco, Mrs.
Shannalee Snrds and Mr. Charles
Poitier, were honoured at a banquet for
their long and dedicated service.
Mrs. Shannalee Sands, a native of
Cooper's Town, has taught school for 26
years, most of them in the Cooper's
Town Primary School. She is the
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Eulin
McIntosh and is married to Mr. Leonard
Sands. She is the mother of six children
and now has two grand children. She
received her training at the College of
the Bahamas.
Mrs. Sands has served her community
in many ways besides teaching. She has
always been active in church work, has
worked with children during summers
and has held night classes to help slow
students. She has been honoured by the
Ministry of Youth, by the Bahamas
Union of Teachers and by Abaco Zion
Youth Council.

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Mr. Kenneth Romer is flanked by the two MC's who very capably directed the program
in his honour after he was named Teacher of the Year for the entire Bahamas. They are
Rachida Murray on the right and Angelo Hardeen on the left.
Mr. Charles C. Poitier is also a native grandchild.
of Cooper's Town, the son of Harold and He has been honoured for his service
Muriel Poitier. He has given 30 years of to edcuation on Abaco and was named
service to teaching and is presently at Teacher of the Year for Cooper's Town
Abaco Central High School. He is Primary School in,1995. He introduced
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were charged with six violations.
Treasure Cay Mini Market is part of
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Markets, Ltd. Recently another of their
store, Golden Harvest in Marsh Harbour,
pleaded guilty to several counts of over
pricing. They were fined $500 per count
which amounted to a total fine of $2000.
In this most recent instance the owners
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Page 8 The Abaconilan May 1998

School News

Abaco Central High first time it was observed in April. Out students and chaperons will leave on June Teacher of the Year
of the class of fifty students only twenty 25th and return on July 6th. By Royann Swain
School attended the prom. Everyone looked Other countries participating in this Mr. Peter Sexton was selected as
By Lawanda Bootle fantastic in their dressy outfits. The festival are Mali, Zaire, Somalia, Teacher of the Year at Abaco Central
During the long Easter break, Abaco winner for Prom Queen was Crystal Cameroon, Romania, China/Canada, High School. The school set aside March
Central High School held its Senior Malone and Prom King was Nicholas Brazil/Canada, Cuba, Native America, 31st to celebrate Peter Sexton Day in his
Prom. It was on the 18th of April, the Albury. The prom was held at Club Syria/Greece/Canada and Turkey. honour.
Soleil in Hope Town. Parents and students have been very Mr. Sexton, originally from England,
On the 20th of April, students went busy raising funds. They have had a has taught at Abaco Central High School
back to school. At Abaco Central High cook-out, sold lunches at the school and since 1990. He and Mrs. Sexton arrived
School there are many activities that the had two bake sales. A Fashion/Talent in Marsh Harbour one week after they
students can get involved in. Some are a Show is being planned for May 15th at were married and he claims to be "still
Savings Club, boys and girls Scout the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour. on honeymoon." He teaches geography
troops, a Language Art Club, Interact Tickets are now on sale for $6.00, but but has become involved in many school
Club, basketball, volleyball and softball. they will be $10.00 at the door.
( On the 25th of April the Scouts had The educational value of this enriching PLEASE SEESchool Page 25
sports fun das at the Murphy Town park. experience cannot be denied. Twenty-
They played games such as the egg and eight Junior Junkanoo students will be
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- Must we put up with it?

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For those of you who have visited the
Marsh Harbour Primary School within
the past couple of weeks, you won't be
surprised by this editorial. For most of
you we have to report that the vandalism
at the old school is extensive and is
really a disgrace. The damage began
before the school had moved to its new
location off Forest Drive. Windows were
broken, people have defecated on books
and left used condoms scattered about in
the first, second and third grade
classrooms, even before the school was
Within a week of the move to the new
campus, the old school was damaged
even more with many windows broken,
toilets ripped off the walls, graffiti
smeared across walls and the strong odor
of urine permeating the area. The graffiti
includes frequent references to Mud
Dogs, which is a gang operating out of
the Mud and Pigeon Pea areas of Marsh
The residents of the Mud and Pigeon
Peas benefit greatly from living on
Abaco. They have all the protection and
benefits of Bahamians, police protection,
health care at really minimal prices,
social services and a peaceful
environment free of violence. Their
children acquire a quality education at no
cost to them which enables them to
compete with Bahamians later on in the
workplace. The government spends
millions of dollars to ensure that all
residents of the islands have equal care
and consideration.
One of the basic tenants of civilization
is that we learn to respect other people's
rights and property. Until we learn this,
we have anarchy, a state of lawlessness.
This applies to government properties
also. We cannot allow a few offenders to
ruin our towns. The residents of those
areas close to the school should know
who the perpetrators are. They have a
responsibility to control the members of
their own community. They should put
pressure on them to stop their despicable
If the residents cannot do this, they

The Abaconian
David & Kathleen Ralph, Editors & Publishers
P 0 Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, Bahamas

can anonymously notify authorities. The
police or the Administrator would be
happy to work with them to bring these
culprits to justice.
The Pigeon Pea and Mud residents are
very unhappy when other Marsh Harbour
residents talk about relocating them to
proper residences on property they can
own legally with proper sanitation and
buildings constructed to building code
specifications. But they do not want to
spend money as others must to have
suitable house plans drawn for approval,
for proper septic systems, for legally
building their residences, for having
proper electrical wiring and inspections,
However, if the behaviour of some of
their own people is so despicable, it will
just hasten the day when Marsh Harbour
residents become outraged and want them
out of there so they can live normal lives
without this vandalism. The more
irritated Marsh Harbour becomes, the
more pressure will be exerted to move
them completely away from Marsh
Harbour, out in the woods.
We strongly urge the residents of these
areas to speak up. All of them will be
classified with the culprits if they allow
these actions to continue, the innocent
suffering because of the detestable

actions of the few. This is a chance for
the law abiding residents there to show
that they can help build a better
community, that they will cooperate, that
they are responsible people. What
Marsh Harbour wants is to identify the
offenders in order to stop the vandalism
and for the Pigeon Pea and Mud
communities to show some responsibility.

If the culprits are not from the Mud
and the Pigeon Peas, then those residents
should speak up about who is committing
these crimes. The damage being done
cannot be done in silence, people know
who is doing it. We need to work
together to bring order and decency to
our town.

Incessant vandalsm incrciasd as oion Oa the lMar/sh H/ but Piemarn School ii a. iacaitd.
Toilets have been removed, windows are smashed and Mud Dog graffiti adorns the walls.

n My -mle Opinion. . .The slings and arrows...

By Stephanie Humblestone
"How much do you weigh?" she
I looked around to make sure no one
was in ear shot and mouthed my reply.
I was relieved that technology at
Marsh Harbour Airport had not advanced
to check-in automatons who speak out the
weight. (Only once have I wished the
ground would engulf me and that was at
Kings Cross Station, London, after
stepping on a speaking weight machine.
I suppress the memory but do recall
fumbling for the exit through a sea of
scrutinising faces.)
Just imagine if you weighed more than
the permitted baggage weight of the
entire plane and all the airport is
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information. The public humiliation
would be heavier than the excess pounds
of unwanted blubber.
"You know," whispered the Island
Express representative conspiratorially,
"every woman lies about her weight."
The poor lady probably has to add a
few pounds for good measure to ensure
take-off. I pictured a plane laden with
lying weight conscious females struggling
to get off the ground the plane, that is.
It's only a nine-seater, after all.
Feeling a little uncomfortable with the
figure I gave her and Abaco's great
conch fritters have given me, I hastily
added that those three numbers included
the plaster cast encasing my right arm.
She was too kind to query the cast
weighing ten pounds. What excuse can I
use when it is taken off!
After almost a month of carrying it
around, I was more than ready to check
it in as unaccompanied baggage and
hopefully lose it in transit.
It has been an interesting four weeks,
an insight into humanity. People's
reactions are fascinating. For some it's
been an opportunity for creative punning.
I've had literary puns, "The slings and
arrows of outrageous fortunes,"
philosophical puns, "Cast your fate to the
wind," and just plain corny puns, "You
look "armless,"' (which anyway is only
50% correct!)
I have tried to laugh politely at them
all, happy that my temporary affliction
should move someone to humour. I
suppose that when it comes in inducing
laughter, the means justifies the ends.
For others it has been the source of
good-humoured merriment. "Aren't you
a writer? Writer's cramp? Ha! Ha!"
some ask, rhetorically. I assume they
know full well what my profession is.
"Are you amphibious?" one little boy
asked, with an innocent malapropism.
"No, but I am learning to use my left
hand," I replied, not having the heart to
correct him.
On my way to board the Island
Express plane to Fort Lauderdale, I

passed a first-time tourist to Abaco. "It's
my first time in the Bahamas. Did you
do that here?" she inquired, more out of
self interest than concern for me.
"Yes," I answered.
"Oh, God," she murmured.
"But I live here," I called after her but
she didn't hear me. I saw her approach
the terminal and imagined her
misgivings. She probably envisaged a
jungle outside the safe confines of the
After all, it is a bit incongruous. There
are no major ski slopes on Abaco from
which people leave like soldiers returning
from the bloody battlefields of northern
However, being incapacitated has its
uses. It has been a ready made
conversation piece. I haven't had to
prepare dinner party material. I carry it
with me. It's been a prompt for people to
share anecdotes of their recent surgery,
the bones broken and Great Aunt Hilda's
bursitis for which "they may have to
operate." This is information I may never
have been party to had I not "been
When asked how I did it, I should
have avoided the mundane and given a
daredevil account of my first parachute
jump into the pine barrens of Abaco. The
best I have done so far is to say I did it
arm wrestling with my best friend.
Everyone knows he's the prefect
gentleman so I've lost all credibility.
Having this appendage has totally
blown my cover. No more anonymity. I
stick out like a sore thumb or rather
arm. I am wondering if, after the cast is
off, it will be like the man who goes
walking one day without his dog, to be
unrecognised by the neighbours.
Now that's 'disarming' I am surely
allowed one pun.
That's 'armless.' I snuck in another.
I am, however, feeling very literal at
the moment.
If you say, "I would give my right
arm to be able to help you," I would
graciously accept it! Thank you.


Edfor S/ . .

May 1998 The Abaconlan Page 11

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for Hospitality
Dear Editor,
We want to thank the wonderful
people of Abaco who have been so
friendly and helpful: The lady at
Cherokee Food Fair for a great room,
Alice Williams at Crossing Rocks, Ruth
Flowers at Sandy Point and especially
Bernis Pinder for the ride back to Marsh
Harbour. Gladys Saunders, Tangelo Inn
in Wood Cay rescued us from starvation
with a wonderful breakfast on a
moment's notice. We can't thank her
enough for her kindness.
It was sad to see so many bottles and
cans along the road. Trash blew out of
pickup beds and was tossed out by
drivers of company trucks. It's a shame.
Touring bicyclists love to ride. While
not putting money into the taxi cab
drivers' pockets, they do spend in excess
of a $100 a day for rooms, food and
We thank the Abaco taxi drivers and
other drivers for being considerate and
giving us space on the road.
We hope our book Biking the Bahamas
is a success and a new source of income
for Abaco.
Carlene and Vic Danart
Thanks to Fire
To the Editor:
We want to thank the Marsh Harbour
Volunteer Fire Department for their
prompt response and great help with a
recent fire in our neighborhood. A
construction trash fire got out of control
and seriously threatened two houses. The
Fire Department's community spirit and
energy certainly prevented a lot of
The experience reminded us of several
lessons. Open fires are an invitation to
major property damage, especially when
there is no water supply on site during
construction. And fires among casuarinas
are a particular threat, in this case the
fire next door rekindled itself twice in the
next two days.
But all is safe now and we want to
encourage everyone to support the Fire
Department's spirit of readiness.
Anita Cohen and Daniel
The Cottage, Turtle Rocks
Complaint About Internet
Dear Editor,
We would like to express our
continued dissatisfaction with Internet by
having you print the following letter.

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Please note that it often takes us five
to ten attempts to get online with Batelnet
in the morning between 8 and 9 a.m. and
is nearly impossible to get on line after
that for the rest of the day. It takes a lot
of employees' time to try and try again,
over and over again, to get on line to
first receive e-mails and then to send
them as well. This time costs money to a
business, besides being very frustrating.
And when and if we are able to get on
line, you always have the fear that you
are going to get cut off at any moment.
Although we have the Internet, we
rarely use it because by the time a web
site comes up, we are usually cut off and
have to start the process all over again -
again very frustrating and a waste of time
and money.
There must be something that can be
done about this.
Please fix this problem so that we will
be able to answer our very important
customers when they expect to be
answered, not a few days later, when we
are finally able to get on line!
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Turtle Cay, Abaco, my e-mail address is
and my phone

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number is 242-365-4489. I would like to
bring to your attention some of the
frustrations that I have suffered in the
past several months. There have been
days when I could not get online at all. A
lot of the time if I get online, I am
disconnected after a few minutes, or it
takes between five and 10 minutes just to
download my sign on page, e.g. "excite"
"Yahoo" "infoseek" etc. then trying to
download anything else is usually mind
boggling. I spend as much as an hour at
a time just to get online, what with busy
signals, getting disconnected, etc.
If you ever get this fixed, which at the
moment I have serious doubts, I think
that all of us on Abaco should be given
at least one year of free service for all
the aggravation we have suffered.
Your comments will be greatly
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Abaco Scouts Say
Dear Editor,
The First Abaco Cub and Scout Troop
would like to thank the following people
and organizations for their generous
support: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Albury,
Mr. Reg Patterson, St. John the Baptist
Anglican Church, John's Work Centre,
Nassau, Mr. Oliver Ferguson, Mr. Ken
Curry, Bellevue Business Depot, Abaco
Hardware, Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian
Mission, Abaco Central High School,
Mr. and Mrs. Evans Hall, Abaco
Wholesale. Thanks also to everyone who
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Yours in Scouting,
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South Abaco News

By Lee Pinder
If you haven't seen them, I know
you've heard them...The Parrots. It's
that time of the year, the fruit is ripe and
they swoop down on Cherokee for a
morning or afternoon snack. They love
the sapodilly and are extremely noisy in
their comings and goings. With their
bright blue wings outstretched they take
off and land at the next tree-top stop
within a few minutes. seemingly afraid to
stay in one spot for very long. We are
the caretakers of the future and must do
all we can to protect these beautiful birds
so that they will be around for our
children and grandchildren to appreciate
when the time comes.
Congratulations to Marsha Lowe and
Cedric Albury on attaining their official
Bird Guide certificates. We are sure they
will be keeping an eye out for our
beloved parrots.
A Town Meeting was held on March
17th at the schoolhouse. The Town
Committee reported that it has submitted
a provision to the budget to find and
open a new dump site. The chairman
stated that all playground equipment and
accessories for the new
basketball/volleyball court are to be
provided by the school. She further
informed the townspeople that a bulletin-
board will soon be provided to post ads
and community notices and it will be
placed near the food store. Also, quarry
fill has been added to the creek front
road and should do away with the many
mud puddles. Though few in number,
those in attendance voted to demolish the
old school building with a view to
constructing a Community Centre in its
Almost everyone who lives in
Cherokee, and even a few who don't,
agree that something must be done about
the old school house. However, because
of the age of the building, plus the desire
of many who do not wish to lose our old
landmarks, it is hoped that a new
structure will be in the same architectural
design and style as the original building.
A Fun Day was held at the end of
March after a few postponements because
of incessant rains. When it finally did
arrive, fun and games were the order of
the day with a cookout that was enjoyed
by all. The Primary Track and Field
Meet was held in Marsh Harbour on
April 3rd and two of our students came
home with trophies. Danielle Lowe won
a third place for the Long Jump and

Mr. and Mrs. Shane Sawyer

Amanda Sawyer got another third in
Softball Throw. Congratulations girls,
where were the boys? An all-school
Spelling Bee was held during the first
week in April and the winners are as
follows: Grade Three, Samantha Sawyer;
Grade Four, Edward Trip Fessenden;
Grade Six, Mikey Bethel; Grade
Seven/Eight; a tie between Amanda
Sawyer and Kimberly Lowe; Grade
Nine, Becky Sawyer. Grade Two had to
be re-scheduled for a later date.
The third annual Easter Egg
Decorating Contest was held on the 7th
of April at the school house. Danielle
Lowe won first place in the lower
grade's competition. Her egg depicted a
scene with a fisherman catching a
bonefish (which just happens to be what
her father does for a living) and it was
very neatly drawn with magic marker
pens. First place in the higher grades was
won by Jeromy Roberts whose egg was
dressed as a Bunny Bride, complete with
veil and bouquet. The children all did
outstanding jobs of decorating their eggs,
unfortunately, not everyone can win, but
don't be discouraged, better luck next
Long Dock habitues, including visitors
from England, were treated to an
exciting spectacle on April 16th. Captain
Marty Sawyer and boat owner, Ezra
Wolcott, brought in a nearly 200 pound
Blue Marlin. Measuring 89 inches from
bill to tail fork, the "fish" became a
major occupant of the 16 foot Malibu.
Caught by Marty on his own rod and
brand new reel, it took 48 minutes to
land after sounding at least 1500 feet of
50 pound test monofilament line which
was "hot and smoking, says Mr. Ezra,
who helped with the landing.
Seas were described as very sloppy,
15 knots with seven to nine foot waves.
The Blue Marlin rod and reel record
seems to be 1300 pounds and giants of
2000 pounds have been reported. The
fish is of world wide occurrence in warm
and temperate sea and ranges on the
Atlantic coast from Georges Bank off the
Gulf of Maine to Uruguay. Captain Wil

PLEASE SEE South Page 22

Wheelbarrow race Fun Day at Cherokee Photo by Kay Wolcott

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band, dedicated Father and true Friend. Special thanks
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Johns the Baptist Anglican church, Rev. & Mrs. Mervin
Burrows and the members of St. Marks Baptist church,
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Central Abaco

Marsh Harbour since the developed areas tend to run
together. As the towns continue to grow,
Ai a presidential, commercial and industrial areas
Airport Boasts New Brochure r fth must be defined for orderly growth.
Rack .. More announcements are expected on
The Customs area of Marsh Harbour zoning issues.
International Airport has a new clear orest
plastic rack for brochures. There are Coroner's Inquest Finds
compartments for 40 brochures which nd Corporations Guilty
holds them neatly so arriving visitors can Information Supplied by Silbert Mills
pick out the ones they are interested in. The Coroner's Inquest into the cause
Mrs. Judy Johnston purchased the rack of the death of Godfrey Cassius Williams
with funds left over from the committee on July 11th, 1997, has found three
which did the first airport renovations. corporations guilty of negligence.
Mrs. Johnston explained, "Brochures Bahamas Electricity Corporation had the
will be put in the rack on a 'first come' most evidence against it. Also found
basis and brochures may have to be Two pilots, a resident and a visitor try the new hospitality stand outside the customs area n e g i g e n t w e r e B a h a m a s
rotated so that everyone can have a at the Marsh Harbour airport staffed initially by Sherry Parker of the Ministry ofTourism. Telecommunications and Cable Bahamas.
chance to advertise. However, funds can tioThe accident occurred at the comer of
be donated to purchase an additional Zoning Suggestions Forest Drive and Bootle Drive while Mr.
stand which cost around $250 from the Wanted Williams was tracing a faulty telephone
United States." Business will be allowed Zoning for the Central Abaco area may line. He was electrocuted and was
only one space in the rack as the spaces be on the way. Chief Councillor Mike declared dead on arrival at the local
are in demand. Brochures can be left at Malone will be putting a committee doctor's office where his wife Sherry
the Ministry of Tourism's office or at together to study and make zoning worked at the time.
Classic Coin Wash, both in Marsh recommendations for this area. The general The verdict was handed down by a
Harbour. public is urged to make recommendations of seven, three female and four
Mrs. Johnston is a one woman and leave suggestions at the Council office male, under the guidance of Coroner
committee working constantly to improve in Dove Plaza. Winston Saunders. The inquest began
the looks and cleanliness of the airport. Suggestions are wanted relative to this past January.
Murals were painted on the walls by ""present and future residential, commercial
Susan Parotti at the time of the first *, and industrial needs. The study will The site of the accident was the same
renovations. Mrs. Johnston has protected encompass future growth needs, site where a previous Batelco employee
these with plexiglas which was also paid Town Committees for Hope Town, had received a serious electrical shock
for from the left over funds. Bishop Cfford Henfield makes the pledge Man-O-War and Guana Cay should make during 1989 and was subsequently
n.B Ciffd Henetheir own zoning plans after consulting airlifted to Nassau.
Fund are always welcome to help of office as a Justice of the Peace before with their residents. These suggestions Evidence showed that the BEC power
maintain the Customs/Immigration area. Administrator Everette Hart in the Marsh should then be submitted to the Council as lines at that site were below the
"This is the tourist's first impression of Harbour court room. each town's growth pattern will be quite minimum separation of 24 inches as
our island," said Mrs. Johnston. different from the Marsh Harbour area. required by the law. The lines were
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Three Council Budgets Sent to Nassau

The Hon. Vernon Symonette, Minister
of State for Family Island Affairs, met
with Council members for North, Central
and South Abaco on April 20th to discuss
the suggested recurrent budgets prepared
for presenting to central government for
*the 1998/1999 year. With him were Mr.
Ronald Thompson, Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Works, Mr. Harrison

* Silbert Mills of Radio Abaco was one
of 87 meteorologists who were invited to
Nassau by the Ministry of Tourism to a
two-day conference about weather and
specifically about hurricanes. The top
meteorologists from the network
television channels such as CNN, from
the Weather Channel and the chief
meteorologist from BBC were all there.
Brian Norcross presented a synopsis on
hurricanes. He was the meteorologist in
Miami who became well known for his
coverage throughout Hurricane Andrew
in 1992.
The purpose of the conference was to
inform the weathermen about the
Bahamas and to bring about more
awareness that coverage of hurricanes
needs more information than just where
the eye is. Residents need to know the
extent of the dangerous winds and other
specifics. The Ministry wanted to
Impress on the weathermen that the
Bahamas covers a very large area and to
be more specific in mentioning which
areas of the Bahamas are affected so as
not to discourage tourists who might be
scheduled to visit a different area of the

Thompson, Under-secretary, Local
Government and Mrs. Edith McKinney,
Accounts, Local Government.
The result of the reviews was the
recommendation that the overall Council
budgets be reduced and the group made
specific recommendations for the
reductions. The Nassau group will defend
the revised budgets based on the

On display for the weathermen to
explore was one of NOAH's hurricane
hunter aircraft which fly into the
hurricane to get accurate wind velocities
and pressure. The conference included
talks, graphical displays of storm surges
on Eleuthera and actual videos showing
animated progression of a hurricane. The
conference went into how to deploy
emergency people and how to get
information out to the population and
how to prepare in areas such as South
One objective of the conference is to
alert the weathermen that they frequently
stand in a way that covers the Bahamas
on their maps. The Ministry hopes to
change this so viewers can see the islands
They guests enjoyed entertainment at
night with shows and limbo contests and
their visit even included a visit to
Mr. Mills was named along with Ken
Lightboume as one of the official
Bahamian contacts who could be
contacted by United States weathermen
for accurate details of any storm system
in our area.

justifications provided by the various
townships and councils during their visit.
The following figures will be
forwarded to the Ministry of Finance for
further review and then to Parliament for
final approval.
The revised budget figures for Central
Abaco are as follows:
Council $938,529
Dundas Town $ 56,540
Hope Town $ 87,700
Man-O-War $116,860
Murphy Town $ 40,700
Marsh Harbour/Spring City $108,432
Total for Central Abaco $1,348,761
The North Abaco budget figures to be

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presented are the following:
Council $601,815
Grand Cay $ 26,200
Little Abaco $ 30,600
Cooper's Town $ 42,000
Treasure Cay $ 30,100
Green Turtle Cay $ 31,700
Total for North Abaco $762,415
The South Abaco budget figures to be
presented are the following:
Council $132,580
Cherokee $ 48,820
Sandy Point $ 92,900
Crossing Rocks $ 34,700
Moore's Island $ 66,000
Total for South Abaco $375,000

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Sports News

Sailing Club Hosts
By Liann Key Kaighin
The Eighth Annual Homer Lowe
Memorial Regatta was held in Marsh
Harbour, Abaco on April 24th and 25th.
This regatta was honoured to have sailors
from near and far participate as Florida,
Nassau, Hope Town, and Marsh Harbour
were represented. Thirteen boats in all
registered and sailed in the event. The
overall winner was the son of Homer
Lowe, Mr. Jimmie Lowe of Nassau. It is
a great tribute to his father that Jimmie
Lowe won.

The first day of racing saw winds out
of the NNW, 16-18 with lots of chop and
rollers. The Race Committee did a great
job of keeping the course square. Much
thanks to Lucien and Astrid Stratton and
Lilly Kaighin. They had the best seats in
the house for the close finishes
throughout the fleet. Also, we will all
need to chip in for some new boots and
gloves for Philip Hall. They mysteriously
disappeared out of his cockpit prior to
the first race,
Day two dawned with hardly a puff of
breeze. Now Mr. Hall was really


Page 17

Jimmy Lowe, George Damianos, Robert Dunkley and Jim Kaighin all headed for the
leeward mark at the Eighth Annual Home Lowe Memorial Regatta, 1998.
Photo by Charlie Cooke

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The two top teams from last year's pool tournament started the new season on April 25 at
the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour. Shown are the Poinciana Destroyers from Blackwood
and the B. J. Hustlers from Mt. Hope. Gilby's Gin will sponsor the National Tournament
which is to be held at the Touch of Class restaurant at Treasure Cay on July 25 and 26 of
this year.

FamGuard Share Offer Successful

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FNM Hold Installation Banquet

On April 25th the Free National
Movement Women's Association of
South Abaco held an installation banquet
to honour their newly elected officers.
Keynote speaker was the Hon. Teresa
Moxey Ingraham who encouraged the
women to commit themselves fully to
helping the FNM. Their prime objective
is keep the party in power and this can
be accomplished through increasing
membership, raising funds and becoming
more active in the political world.

Mrs. Moxey-Ingraham emphasized
that there are many more roles for
women now and these will help them
develop leadership qualities. She urged
the women to include everyone, to reach
out, to know the needs of everyone. She
feels that women can play a more
important role in the party than in the
past. She advised that they "hold the
family together," referring to the FNM

Keynote speaker the Hon. Theresa Moxey Sen. the Hon. Geneva Rutherford
Ingraham gave a highly motivational talk renewing her friendship with Ann Parrot
to the FNM Women's Association. of Casuarina Point.

Abaco is faced with a very serious
problem with the introduction of
raccoons in the northern parts of the
island. It is a conservation and
agricultural problem which has the
Bahamas National Trust and the Ministry
of Agriculture and Fisheries very
concerned. "It is a horrifying shame that
nothing is being done about it at this
time," according to Pericles Maillus of
the Bahamas National Trust.
Raccoons are very clever animals and
adapt themselves to a wide variety of
environments. On Abaco it is a
dangerous problem which will devastate
the Abaco parrot population as well as
the land crab population, the Bahamas
pin tail duck and farmers' crops.
Additionally they carry a worm in their
stools which can cause death in children.
Raccoons were introduced on
Strangers Cay from Grand Bahama and
from there they have been carried to the

mainland of Abaco. They are in Little
Abaco and as far south as Black Wood.
People have brought them to Abaco as
pets but they eventually free themselves
and are able to travel many miles to
populate new areas.
Raccoons are not native to the
Bahamas. They were introduced to Grand
Bahama in the 1940s and have
subsequently populated the island.
Because they are an introduced species,
they have no natural enemies to keep
their populations in check. They are a
very destructive animal and can also be
quite dangerous.
There will soon be a series of town
meetings to acquaint the people with the
seriousness of the problem and to focus
on ways to eradicate them. Under
consideration also is emergency
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Giving the charge was Sen. Hon.
Geneva Rutherford and carrying out the
installation ceremony was Ms. Ludel
Theophlis, President of the FNM
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The newly elected officers are as
follows: President, Maria Bethel; Vice-

Presidents, Alice Williams and Linda
Albury; Secretary, Sandra Albury;
Assistant Secretary, Val Lightboume;
Treasurer, Lee Pinder; Assistant
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Isadora Pinder; Assistant Chaplin, Annie
Darville; Trustees, Mailin Sands, Bernita
Walker and Christina Cartwright.

Regatta Time in Abaco will be
celebrating their 23rd year of sail boat
races. The schedule will again this year
include five races each at a different
town. Included will be parties and fun
activities at each destination.
The races will begin at Green Turtle
Cay on July 4th and will continue with
the second race on July 6th at Guana
Cay, the third race on July 8th off Man-
O-War, the fourth race off July 10th at
Hope Town and the final race on July
11th culminating at Marsh Harbour.
Awards will be presented for the first
race on July 4th at Green Turtle Cay, for
s the second and third races on July 8th at
ti Crossing Beach, with the final and

overall awards party on July 11th at the
Jib Room.
Social events are planned in various
towns to provide shore entertainment.
The popular party of this event is the
street party held at Crossing Beach which
includes a live band and vendors
presenting Bahamian foods. This year it
will be held on July 8th.
Regatta Time in Abaco has drawn
hundreds of people over the years who
have enjoyed these summer festivities.
The Regatta has contributed greatly to
the increase of tourism during the
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Sports Reports continued

Sports FROM Page 15
laughing, but we all knew that his knees
were telling the tale. Dr. and Mrs.
Gooding and Mr. and Mrs. Kline, all of
Hope Town, were managing the races on
Saturday. The first race was postponed as
Dr. Gooding attempted to maintain the
course relative to the oscillating wind. At

Race Results
Sailor Race 1 2 3 4 5 6 PI
Jimmie Lowe 1 4 1 2 1 2 1
George Damianos 4 1 3 3 2 4 2
Jim Kaighin 3 2 2 4 3 3 3
Robert Dunkley 2 3 4 1 6 5 4
Philip Hall 10 10 8 5 4 1 5
Van Stratton 5 5 6 8 7 9 6
Dave Kaighin 6 6 5 10 10 8 7
LoriLowe 7 7 7 9 8 6 8
Clay Wilhoyte 14 14 14 7 5 7 9
Liann Kaighin 9 9 1011 9 1410
Andrew Wilhoytel2 14 14 6 11 10 11
Charley Cooke 8 8 9 14 14 14 12
Thomas Bethel 11 14 14 12 12 12 13

Radio Abaco made two significant
upgrades to their radio station and effective
May 2nd can be heard in all Abaco
communities from Crown Haven to Sandy
Point and Moores Island.
Mr. Silbert Mills, the station manager,
says they increased the power to 2,500
watts and added new antenna components

last, we were under way in light wind, 8-
12, and flat water, The sun was baking,
and it felt like the middle of September.
Thank God for zinc oxide and long
sleeve shirts. After racing was over,
lunch was a welcome respite from the
heat, held under the cool casuarinas at
Pond Bay beach.
The awards dinner was held at Anglers
Restaurant in Marsh Harbour. Hand-
made ceramic participation awards, as
well as first, second and third place
finishers, top woman and top junior were
presented. Commodore Philip Hall
presented Mr. Jimmie Lowe with the
hand-crafted floating trophy to carry back
to Nassau for the umpteenth time in a
row. Next year, we will tell Jimmie to
leave the floater on his wall and save him
bringing it all the way to Abaco.
The Marsh Harbour Sailing Club
would be remiss if we did not give a
huge thank-you to all who helped the
Race Committee. Also, thanks to
Rainbow Rentals for their sponsorship of
the chase boat used during the regatta.

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Harbour Sailing Club will hold its
Annual Discovery Day Regatta,
tentatively scheduled for October 10th
-and llth, 1998.

Mr. Don Cornish (on left), President of the Abaco VolleyballAassociation, met with Anthony
Roach, President of the Bahamas Volleyball Association in Nassau, at Bayview Restaurant
on April 25, 1998. The associations are hoping to raise $25,000 to hire a world caliber
volleyball coach to train local coaches. Mr. Roach stated that "five to twenty Bahamians
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Rotary Holds Speech Contest

By Stephanie Humblestone
The Rotary Club of Abaco once more
hosted the Annual Speech Contest, open
to both primary and secondary schools of
Abaco, at the Great Abaco Beach Hotel
on the 24th of March. The competition
was judged by four Rotarians, Bill
Schweizer, Sandra Albury, Jim Bacon
and Sylvia Cottis. Criteria for judging the
merit of each contestant were delivery,
eye contact, content, time and overall
Entrants chose from given subjects and
were required to speak from 5-7 minutes.
A maximum of three entries per school
per division was allowed. The competing
schools were, in the junior section:
Abaco Central High, Forest Heights
Academy, S.C. Bootle and Man-O-War
All Age, and in the senior section: Abaco
Central High, Forest Heights Academy,
and S.C. Bootle.
Subjects in the junior section covered
a wide variety of far reaching issues,
from how the Bahamas has changed since
Independence 25 years ago, its heroes
during that time and the changes in
education predicted for the next 25 years.

Pilot Club Members
Visit Abaco
A group of 28 Pilot Club sisters
visited Abaco for the purpose of
beginning a chapter of the Pilot Club
here. Their visit included a trip to Hope
Town on April 18th, a dinner/meeting at
Bayview Restaurant in Dundas Town on
April 19th and a culminating church
service at St. Francis de Sales on April
20th. About 60 prospective Pilot Sisters
attended the Saturday night program and
showed interest in setting up a club on
Pilot Clubs are a women's service club
affiliated with Pilot International which
was founded in 1974. In the Bahamas
they support various charities such as
homes for children, the aged and infirm
as well as the Cancer Society and health
facilities. They also sponsor a deserving
student at the College of the Bahamas.

AA Meetings
The AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets
Monday and Thursdays on 6:30
p.m. at New Visions Church in
Abaco Shopping Centre.
The AA group in Hope Town
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her delivery and confidence. Second
place was awarded to another student
from the same school, Austine Mills.
Third place went to Marsha Sands from
Man-O-War All Age School.
For the second year in a row, Jaimie
Cash, a senior from Forest Heights
Academy, gained first place with her
speech on Precious Pearls and how we
should learn from their knowledge and
experience. Second place went to Shivani
Lachman from S.C. Bootle and third to
Leanne Russell from Forest Heights
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the 'laid back' mood of the Bahamas in
a technological era and the development
of Bahamian culture over the next 25
The successful candidates and their
parents will be invited to present the
winning speeches at a Rotary meeting.

On May 2nd David Wallace, MP for West End and Bimini, brought a delegation from
West End to get support for their August Monday power boat race. They are hoping that
several Abaco power boats will make the trip to Grand Bahama for the races. The
weekend will be scheduled with sporting activities and a fishing tournament.

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School students entertained the crowd at Mr. Jack Thompson's Farewell Tribute. Here
the Cooper's Town Primary School Choir voice their sentiments in song.

Romer FROM Page 1
There are many more activities he is
involved with. He has developed a.
Farmer's Club encouraging the students
to grow vegetables on a plot in the
school yard. He has organized a Drill
Squad, a group of girls resplendent in
white uniforms with red tams and trim
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Mr. Romer is a sincere Christian and
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This program has helped bring about
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rebellious students.
After he was selected as the Teacher
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Teacher of the Year for Abaco, receiving
one point more than Peter Sexton,
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High School. He spent ten days in
Nassau with the other 12 finalists with a
busy schedule. Then on the night of May
3rd he was surprised and shocked when
it was announced that he was chosen as
Teacher of the Year for the entire
During his speech at the appreciation
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of pride to the school as they develop
better attitudes and study to get better
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Mr. Neil McKinney, President of the
Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and
Manager of the John S. George Hardware
Store in Nassau, spoke to about 20
concerned Abaco businessmen at Bayview
Restaurant. He spoke on his recent trip to
Costa Rica to attend an FTAA conference
with the Bahamas delegation. Five basic
areas of concern being studied are
wholesale & retail business, the service
industry, transportation, manufacturing
and agriculture. He stated "There is a lot
to be concerned about but specific
information is not available yet." He
emphasized the need for the private sector
and government to work together on this
issue. He said "Five countries produce
90% of all goods in the Western
Hemisphere: US., Canada, Mexico, Brazil
and Argentina.

Mr. Romer told the students that he
was like a lot of them. He was born to a
single parent, never knew a father in the
home, went to government schools,
never had money for lunch. Yet he
determined to do well. He lived his faith
in Jesus Christ and desired always to do
his best. Now that he has received this
honour, he hopes to be a good role
model to other young men to enter the
teaching profession and help young
He will receive $8000 and plans to
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April Rainfall Was Very Low

Information from Reginald Patterson
The rainfall recorded for the month of
April by Reginald Patterson was a scant
.14 inches. This is the least amount he
has ever recorded for any month and
indicates a drought. However, Mr.
Patterson pointed out that weathermen
consider November 1st until April 30 as
winter months. During this six-month
period his records show that the Marsh
Harbour area received just under 40
inches of rain which is exceptionally
high. So the drought during April is not
really serious matter, perhaps even
beneficial for the environment. It is a
problem for farmers and for firemen but

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FROM Page 12

churches. Services will begin a 11 a.m.
at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, St. Martins
Anglican Church and the Assemblies of
A very special Mother's Day greeting
goes out to all the mothers of Sandy
Point from their families.
The Government Clinic will be getting
a new look soon as preparations are now

being made by the local government
officials to have the clinic painted. Mrs.
Estelle Pinder, resident nurse, said that
she is excited about all the changes that's
taking place at the clinic.
Mr. Eno Bain died May 4th in
Nassau. Sympathy goes out to the Bain
family from all the residents of Sandy

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Gary Warren Albury, 34, passed
away on April 14th on a medical flight to
Nassau. His funeral was at the Marsh
Harbour Gospel Chapel on April 19th
with Pastor David Cartwright officiating.
Interment was in the Marsh Harbour
Mr. Albury is survived by his parents
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Albury; brothers
Derek and Jerrod; sister Angelita Bethel;
grandparents Bernell and Marjorie
McDonald; brother-in-law Randolph
Bethel; sister-in-law Annie Pinder aunts
and uncles, family members and special
Rev. Thomas McIntosh, MBE, 88,
passed away at his home in Wood Cay
on April 16th. His funeral was on April
26th at the Zion Baptist Church in Fox
Town with Bishop Samuel Greene and
Rev. Allan Mills officiating. Interment
was in the public cemetery in Wood Cay.
He is survived by his wife Eva; son
Rev. Ezekiel McIntosh; daughters,
Lillian Parker and Ellamae Poitier;
adopted children Julius Rolle, Doreen
Fifth Triathlon
The Fifth Annual Great Abaco
Triathlon is scheduled for September 5th
and 6th. and will again this year be
organized at the host hotel, Abaco Beach
Resort. It will again honour Perry
Cooke. Mr. Craig Woods, General
Manager for Out Island of the Ministry
of Tourism, along with Steve Tabor,
President of Exclusive Sport Marketing,
announced their plans for the event and
described the marketing campaign that
will be launched to promote this
triathlon. Mrs. Brenda Mitchell is one of
the coordinators of the event. It is part of
a series of triathlons held yearly in the
southeastern United States. Fix e thousand
dollars in prize money will be awarded.
Last year there were 133 entrants and
this year they hope for many more. They
will make a special appeal to athletes
from Central America. This year the
prize money offered will be $5000 as
well as a special prize for Bahamian
Mr. Woods spoke enthusiastically
about the event. The Ministry realizes
that visitors are interested in coming for
events and the Ministry's emphasis is on
creating events that appeal to tourists.
The competition consists of a half mile
swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a three
mile run. There are many divisions
which accommodate all age groups. The
entry fee will be $40 for those who pre-
register and $60 for those registering on
the race day.

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Public Town Meetings

Hope Town
By Stephanie Humblestone
Staff Reporter and Writer
An open Town Meeting took place at
the Hope Town School on the 24th of
April to discuss three key issues: the
abuse of the privilege to drive a vehicle
through the settlement, traffic problems
in general on Elbow Cay and whether
Hope Town needed a policeman.
Town Committee Chairman Suzanne
Bethel introduced officials who had come
from Marsh Harbour and Nassau to help
deal with the problems. They were MP
Robert Sweeting, Island Administrator
Everette Hart, Road Traffic Officer Rev.
Roland Swain, Police Inspectors George
Mortimer and J. Hinsey from Marsh
Harbour and Deveaux from Nassau.
Town Committee Deputy Chairman
Clay Wilhoyte reminded those present of
the law which states that no vehicular
transportation shall be allowed north of
the Methodist Church, which means no
private vehicles, no fire truck and no
garbage truck. "This," Mr. Wilhoyte
said, "is clearly something we cannot live
with.'" Hope Town is a fast growing
community with a booming rental
While he pointed out the traffic could
not be closed down completely,
regulations and restrictions should be
introduced and enforced. He invited input
from everyone and offered a few
suggestions which he emphasized were
just that. One was a semi-permanent
barricade at the both ends of the town to
stop golf carts from cruising the streets.
Why, he asked, do trucks go through
town at 11:30 pm? He then proceeded to
chip away at his own suggestions, saying
that, with the streets blocked off at night,
he could foresee problems with
emergency services being blocked off,
who had the key when the freight boat
comes in late and late flight arrivals.
He felt that traffic through town
should be stream-lined and limited. This
he conceded needed to be carefully
worked out so that delivery trips could be
consolidated and even a wheelbarrow
used on occasions. He drew attention to
the fact that the parking regulation of one
hour duration was not observed.
Mrs. Bethel opened the floor to
comments and questions from the
community. It was unanimously agreed

Conch Returning
to Florida Keys
The Florida Keys, which years ago
had an abundant number of conch, had to
place a ban on the removal of all conch
in 1985 because the numbers of conch
had dwindled so badly. Even though the
island's heritage is linked to the conch
and many of its earliest residents were
from The Bahamas and used to conch as
a mainstay in their diets, a complete ban
became necessary.
For many. years scientists were
concerned because the conch did not
come back as anticipated. However, now
13 years later, they are seeing larger
numbers present in the shallow waters
along part of the 100 mile stretch of
islands. In the middle Keys, however,
there are still no conch. Scientists are
wondering why they are returning only in
some areas.
All conch served in restaurants in the
Keys comes from the Bahamas, Turks
and Caicos Islands or Jamaica. Some
residents now want the ban lifted. But
authorities are not yet considering the
lifting of the ban.

that there is a problem. One resident
asked the legal process to allow driving
through town and.if this would involve a
parliamentary decision. Mr. Sweeting
replied that there would a repeal or
amendment to the Act banning vehicles
in the streets of the settlement.
Is this a police or a Town Committee
matter, asked Mrs Bobby Malone, who
along with her husband Vernon, owns a
grocery store and has a vested interest in
the issue. Mr. Sweeting stated that it was
up to the town to try to resolve the
problem in terms of coming up with
Inspector Hinsey gave the Police
perspective. It is an offense to drive in
Hope Town. That cannot be denied but
while the legal issue is being
investigated, the townspeople can inject
ideas to help alleviate the situation.
Inspector Mortimer said that the onus is
not on the Police to change the
regulations. He said that justifiable
reasons should be given why a certain
vehicle should be given the right to drive

through town.
The policing of Hope Town was then
discussed. Problems of accommodating a
policeman were brought up and it was
proposed that perhaps one could be on
duty in daylight hours. Some people felt
that this was not practical, others feared
that in such a close knit community there
would be preferential treatment given

through friendships.
Administrator Hart summed up the
meeting by saying that this needed to be
resolved and that a Town Meeting would
be held in three weeks, during which
time residents could propose ideas to
members of the Town Committee
regarding the traffic issue and meanwhile
the policing would be reviewed.

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School FROM Page 8
and community activities. He has
reintroduced Interact Club at the school,
has coached athletes and helped
coordinate the production of the school's
The morning began with a staff
breakfast which included PTA officers.
Mr. and Mrs. Sexton were driven in a
motorcade through the Marsh Harbour,
Dundas Town and Murphy Town areas
in a 'Boss' Mustang convertible which
carried posters that read Abaco Central
High Salutes Peter Sexton.
Back at the school the motorcade was
met at the gate with rhythmic Junkanoo
music by the school's Jr. Junkanoo
group. After a session of Junkanoo music
and dancing, Mr. and Mrs. Sexton were
escorted to the platform by Boy Scouts
who formed a guard of honour.
The special assembly consisted of
various songs, poems and skits created
especially for Mr. Sexton. Members of
the Rotary Club were invited as Mr.
Sexton presently serves as President of
the Rotary Club of Abaco. Mr. Sexton
was presented with several plaques from
the Rotary Club of Abaco and from the
school on behalf of the staff and students
of the school. A plaque was also
presented to Ms. Jill Saunders, who was
runner-up in the competition.
After the assembly staff members and
guests went upstairs where rooms were
transformed into a hotel dining room
setting. Ms. Jill Saunders did a great job
at giving the room a festive look. There
was an abundance of good food. The
buffet table consisted of about twenty
different dishes and desserts and
everyone enjoyed the afternoon, During
the luncheon, entertainment was provided
by Ms. Denise Blackmore, Mrs. Agatha
Simms and Mr. Steve Schwartzentruber,
who spoke on a day in the life of Peter
St. Francis de Sales
The Bahamas Reef Environment
Educational Foundation recently
sponsored a contest of colouring pictures
of reef scenes. Each school participating
received prize money and the first place
winner's colouring was forwarded to
Nassau. BREEF will judge the entries of
each island and will award more prize
money. The best at that level will be
entered in a national competition for
which the winner will receive additional
money plus a trip to San Salvador to visit
the Bahamian Field Station there.
Winners at St. Francis de Sales School


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were Vilene Baptist, who won first place These are places they learnt about at
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was Jessie Russell who received $3 and For fun they went bowling which was
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Special thanks to Bahasea, parents and
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By Leslie Kennedy
On April 22nd nearly fifty of Forest
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participated in an organized cleanup to
bring new meaning to Earth Day. The
cleanup took place on the heavily littered
southern portion of Stede Bonnet Road.
For the past month these students have
been divided into committees studying
Environmental Health and how it directly
affects their personal health as well as
that of Abaco's fragile and valued
ecosystem. In art class Gae Meeson
oversaw the construction of a thirty foot
Earth Day Banner. It was formed by the
colorful combination of posters which
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towards Earth Day and conservation.


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Fox Town Primary
By Yolanda Curry
The third grade students of Fox Town
Primary School, accompanied by their
teacher Mrs. Yolanda Curry and parent
Mrs. Rafaletta Russell, went on a Social
Studies trip to New Providence during
the Easter holidays (the 15th-18th of
April). Highlights of their trip were visits
to Government House, Ardastra Gardens
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With this new found awareness, they
enthusiastically and methodically
gathered fifty bags of plastic, aluminum,
glass and paper, preparing for the
necessary recycling they hope the future
will make available to Abaco. The
morning was completed with a nature
walk led by Reg Patterson.
Much was learned on that hot, humid
day. Bianca Bethel was "disappointed
that the community had let the garbage
build to such a level." Jamie Benjamin
hopes the citizens of Marsh Harbour "can
respect us for what we've done and learn

to keep Abaco clean... We don't know
what we have until it is gone." Erika
Lowe felt "we made a vast improvement
to the road.. .but we must decide to make
a difference and not treat our Earth like
a dump." Finally summing it up well,
Amanda Bethel hopes "this clean up will
make Bahamians realize that we don't
just need a clean up one day a year but
The event was organized by Health
teachers Ms. Leslie Kennedy and Mr.
Paul Vernall. Others, namely Rev. David
Stapleton, Alana Higgs, Kay Roberts and
Reg Patterson, joined the students in
their efforts. Abaco Wholesale donated
the bags and Mike Malone arranged the

pickup of the fifty bags. Thanks to all.
And hopefully you will help to make
every day Earth Day here in Abaco.
S.C. Bootle High School
Principal Goes to
International Conference
Mr. Leslie Rolle, principal of the S.C.
Bootle High School, was one of four
principals in the Bahamas chosen to go to
Georgetown, Guyana, to a four-day
conference debating cultural changes in
the classroom in the 20th Century. The
topic of the conference Changing the
Cultures of the Classroom will consider
how to counter the problems which
students and teachers bring to the

Wesley College
Wesley College has announced that
Joyce Etienne, now attending Central
Abaco Primary School, has been awarded
the prestigious Prime Minister's
Scholarship offered by the school. This
scholarship covers full tuition for six
years. Miss Etienne will enter grade
seven with the highest score in the
entrance examinations. She is the
daughter of Pastor and Mrs. Lennie
Etienne of Dundas Town.
Wesley College has also awarded
partial scholarships to Miquell Miller of
Green Turtle Cay and Christina Murray
of Cooper's Town.

Three winners at the Central Abaco Primary School Fashion and Talent Show proudly
Grade One B children and their teacher, Miss Burnett, take possession of their new hold their trophies. The entertaining evening was popular with parents and friends alike.
classroom at the Central Abaco Primary School in Dundas Town. More than 300 students
in grades one thru three attend classes at this new school building.A

New Central Abaco Primary Opens ,r

Central Abaco Primary School opened
its doors to grades one two and three on
April 20th. The orderly lines of students
assembled under the roof of the pavilion
before going to their new classrooms.
Three hundred twenty students are now
enjoying their new surroundings.
These students had been attending
classes in the Marsh Harbour Primary
School until the new building was
completed. Because there were too many
students for the old building to
accommodate, the extra classes were
meeting first in one section of the old
Sawyer's Market building, then in the
Community Center at St. Andrew's
Church in Dundas Town.
The first phase of the building project
was for ten classrooms, all of which are
occupied. Special rooms for the teaching
of art, music and computer science were
completed in Phase one but for now
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classrooms. There are twelve teachers
plus administrative staff.
Grades four, five and six continue to
use the Dundas Town Primary School
and will be there until Phase Two of the
Central Abaco Primary School is
completed. Construction on Phase Two is
scheduled to begin in July of this year.
Phase Two will include 16 new
There will be much work to complete
the facility. Landscaping will be a major
project. There is a large playground area
and a sports field. All of this remains to
be finished.

Forest Heights students Observed Earth Day by cleaning Stede Bonnet Road along the
waterfront. Health and science teacher Ms. Kennedy and teacher Paul Vernell directed
the students. The art class prepared the special Earth Day banner.


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Local Government

- at Work

Central Abaco Council 24 Apr. 98
A report on the status of the ferry
boat companies for the Central Abaco area
is being requested by Nassau from the
Council and Port Authority. Questions
have arisen which need to be clarified.
New government dock to be located in
Marsh Harbour after the Council was
asked by Nassau for their input on this.
Relocating the port to Snake Cay would
impose a three to five year delay while
financing, environmental studies,
engineering and other aspects were
resolved. Council members were
unanimous in their feeling that Central
Abaco cannot wait any longer for port
Construction is to begin on sixteen
additional primary classrooms in July for
Central Abaco Primary School. The new

rooms will be for grades four through six.
The new facility is all ready at full capacity
with students in grades one, two and three.
The vacated primary school buildings
in Marsh Harbour are being vandalized.
These buildings may be required
temporarily in September for school use.
Council members were asked to submit
ideas for the preservation or use of these
buildings. Converting it to a jail and local
precinct police station was one immediate
suggestion. One group has asked to use the
buildings for a vocational school.
A new airport terminal and control
tower are expected to be under
construction during the new budget year
which begins July 1, 1998. These two
improvements would precede construction
of a longer runway which may be several-
years away.
Road signs will be furnished by the

Additional Postal Service for Abaco

The Abaco Post Office system now
has a vehicle to help bring about better
mail service to the entire island. The
changes thus far include weekly service
between Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay
and Cooper's Town. Up to now all mail
between the central and southern
communities of the island and the
northern communities went through
Nassau first. There was only once per
month mail service between Treasure
Cay and Marsh Harbour. Now this link
has improved somewhat. They have also
initiated weekly service from Marsh
Harbour to Sandy Point taking air mail.
The residents of Abaco have
accommodated their local mail situation

in several ways. Many people give letters
to a friend to mail in a different town.
Many Treasure Cay people acquired a
post office box in Marsh Harbour to get
their mail. It seems that these systems
may have to continue until the post office
can give better service than one time per
week between these towns. The Post
Office reports that better service will not
be possible until they have a second
vehicle in service.
Abaco now has a new Post Mistress,
Ms. Jennifer Duncombe. She began on
Abaco in January, 1998, after serving in
the postal service in Nassau for 16 years.
She is in charge of the postal service for
the entire island.

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Works Department in Nassau. Council
members were asked to submit their
requests for road and street name signs. An
experienced team will be sent to Abaco to
assist with road makings using the new
road painting machine.
A 350-passenger cruise ship is
considering Abaco as a destination. Chief
Councillor Mike Malone took company
executives on a tour from Green Turtle Cay
to Hope Town and reported that they were
quite impressed with the area.
The government lot near the Conch
Inn will be retained as a public area for
the Council to develop. Nassau has asked
for plans on the proposed use of this land.
Capital funds of $150,000 may be
made available and Town Committee
chairmen were asked to submit requests for
improvements in the $10,000 to $12,000
The first annual report on Council
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thought to be well done. A few areas of
content were criticized. Some thought it
was not focused properly while others
believed it was a noble project. Glowing

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reports have come back from Nassau from
those who have seen it. Apparently Central
Abaco has issued the first local government
report which has reinforced its reputation
as innovators in the local government
process. The general public is invited to
review the report at the Council's office in
Dove Plaza.
Regulations to address specific traffic
problems in different towns are being
formulated and reviewed for inclusion as
amendments to the Local Government Act.
Administrator Hart asked Council
members, which include all Town
Committee Chairmen, for input. Traffic
problems in Hope Town was one example
given where the rules must be defined and
legalized to allow for enforcement.
Town Meeting Murphy Town 30 Apr. 98
A public meeting was not supported
by town residents. Committee members
waited for one hour but canceled the
meeting when no one showed up. Reporters
from Radio Abaco and The Abaconian
were the only audience. Three people
arrived after the 8:30 p.m. closure time.
Chairman Bill Swain was disappointed as
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approximately 18 inches or less and
carried 2400 volts of electricity. Cable
Bahamas was implicated because of a
photo showing a piece of Williams skin
on a Cable Bahamas line even though the
Cable Bahamas line carries negligible
Mr. Williams had just previously been
transferred from working in the exchange
to working outside the plant. He was
wearing no protective gear that day. He
had previously worked outside the plant
but when transferred back was not given
any refresher courses.
The family of Mr. Williams has
expressed sincere gratitude that justice
has now been rendered. They feel that
closure has now been made. The attorney
for the family, Ms. Clarita Lockhart, felt
the case was grossly under publicized
and that the BCPOU union had not
supported him as they should have. She
predicts that the compensation will be
British High Commissioner
Visits Abaco
His Excellency, the British High
Commissioner, Mr. Peter Young visited
several towns on Abaco on May 5th and
6th. Accompanying him was Mr. John
Bethell, Jr. The group visited Green
Turtle Cay and had a warm reception at
the Amy Roberts All Age School. The
next day the group visited the Hope

Town school and toured the Wyannie
Malone Historical Museum, the
lighthouse and the Hope Town Fire
Station. In Marsh Harbour they visited
the Juliette Art Gallery before departing
for Nassau. Mr. Everette Hart, Island
Administrator, escorted them during their
visit to Abaco.
Christmas Bazaar Planned
By Doreen Parsons
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
and yes, Abaco, there WILL BE a
Christmas Bazaar again this year and not
only in spirit! With the guidance of
Charles Cooke, a committee has been
formed, has already met once and the
planning is well underway.
The date, location and time Saturday,

Mr. Robert Pinder, representing Insurance
Management and Summit Insurance
Company, is shown handing a check for
$1,000 to Claude Sawyer for the Marsh
Harbour Fire Department. He anticipates
that this will be an annual contribution.

Lighthouse Marina

Dry Boat Storage

While your boat is ashore, before you
have it launched, let us clean, polish
S -' and make repairs so you can enjoy
S- carefree boating.

Dry Boat Storage Ten-ton Hoist
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Hull Maintanance Fiberglass and Gelcoat Repairs
Bottom Cleaning and Painting
Yamaha Outboard Dealer- Factory Trained Mechanics
Full Service Marina with Fuel, Water, Ice, Bait & Laundry
Ship's Store with Fishing Tackle, Marine Hardware & Gift Items
Used Boats for Sale
Call for information on monthly and weekly
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Hope Town, Abaco
Phone 242-366-0154 or Fax 366-0171



Enjoy a Grilled BBQ Lunch Served Poolside from 12:30 PM
Live Music by the Rake & Scrape "T-TIME" Band
6 oz New York Strip Steak Hamburger Cheeseburger Hot Dog
Riumo Saturday Special BECKS Beer for $2.50
Our Famous GUANA GRABBERS for $3.00

Wednesday Hight
Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Conch Out
Every Day Fridy Xjht
Fine Bahamian & Continental Friday ight
Cuisine Served Indoors or Poolside Chken N Rib BBQ
HMappy Hour Daily 5-7 pm with all the fixins
Happy Hour Dailyy Hiht Steak Out

Guana Cay Ferries Daily from Marsh Harbour Call 365-5133 or VHF 16

December 5th, Yamaha Park, 11 a.m.
until... The fair will feature food, art and
craft booths, game booths, stalls for
charitable organizations and, hopefully,
an expanded live entertainment segment.
Suggestions to add to the fun and
excitement of the day are welcome.
Contact Charles at Rainbow Rentals in
Marsh Harbour, 367-4602.
In the meantime, it's not too early to
start planning your booth. Registration
forms for space allocation will be
available in a few weeks along with more
L. y -

Promotion Earned
Fire Chief Norwel Gordon of the
Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and
Rescue Department announced that Fire
Fighter Brent Key has been promoted to
Lieutenant. He has worked in the Fire
Department for several years and has
developed very well. He shows keen
interest in all areas of activity and takes
responsibility well. He is acquiring good
leadership qualities.


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Aunt Bea of Man-O- War donated four Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) kits to Trama
One volunteers.Nurse Peggy Cooper, standing beside Aunt Bea who is in the center of the
group, along with the Ministry of health, supports the work of Trama One which is headed
by Dan Wiltfang.

Albury's Ferry Service

Three ferries from our fleet of eight diesel powered boats
Visit central Abaco's quaint and interesting cays. See work-
J ing boatyards and boatbuilders, a museum, a lighthouse
fueled with kerosene and rotated with a clock-like mecha-
nism, miles of sandy beaches, pastel colored houses with
picket fences and flower boxes, auto-free village streets,
eat lunch at a waterfront cafe and watch the boats go by.
Scheduled trips or charters available to Hope Town,
Man-O-War, Guana Cay and other islands
37 Years of dependable family operated service
Call 242-367-3147 or 242-365-6010

Welcomes you in their branches in Abaco
Ask Barclays First

Barclays is the largest represented
international banking group in the area

Marsh Harbour
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Central FROM Page 28
The Fire Department began in 1964
and has an excellent record of responding
to fires and other emergencies in the
Marsh Harbour area. Recently they
responded to a house fire in Dundas
Town where an infant was trapped in the
building. They were at the site within six
minutes but were unable to rescue the
child. Because oi their heroic efforts in
retrieving the child's body, Brent Key
and Harrison Pinder were awarded
certificates of good service from the
Royal Bahamas Police Force.
There are 30 members which include
retired and reserve staff. Marsh Harbour
even boasts one woman fire fighter who
is very effective at the scene of a fire.
However, the firemen would like to
encourage more people to join. The work
is hard but rewarding and satisfying.

Weekly training sessions and fire drills
are held each Saturday afternoon to
acquaint all the staff with the use of the
equipment and basic fire fighting
principles. It also includes maintenance
of the equipment.

North FROMPage 6
specific percentage to their cost. This is
a straight forward arrangement. On other
items the Ministry sets specific prices on
each item. These prices change
frequently and it is up to the merchant to
keep up with the changes.
There are three ways which merchants
can use to keep their records current.
The new prices are gazetted in the
Nassau Guardian but these papers,
although flown to Abaco on most days,
are not a dependable source because of
days when the papers do not arrive. The

May 1998 The Ahaconlan Page 29

adjusted price schedules are supposed to
be sent to all Administrators' offices but
this not happen consistently either.
The third way merchants have of
updating their price schedule is to
subscribe to the price control office to
have them mail out their newest
schedules. However, the mail system is
not that dependable. Abaco Markets Ltd.
recently received a new price schedule
dated in August 1997, mailed in Nassau
in August 1997 and received on Abaco
the end of April 1998.
This is the first time in over twenty
years that the Treasure Cay Mini Market
has been charged with over pricing
items. They included tomato paste,
Mazola Oil, Crisco, eggs and margarine.
The inspectors check the store three to
four times a year according to Mr.
Curry. He takes pride in accommodating
the regulations and is upset to have the
charges brought against him. "I always
keep my prices up to date. Whenever I
get the amendments, I always change my
prices," he commented. He would like to
see the price control office fax all
changes so he would know that he was
complying with the law.

Abaco Markets
Announces Shareholder
Abaco Markets Ltd has announced that
it has paid dividends of 8.5 cents a share
to nearly 1000 shareholders, the first
dividends since the company went public
in a record-setting share offering last
"We are very pleased to announce that
Abaco Markets mailed dividend cheques
to shareholders less than three months
after going public," said Craig
Symonette, Chairman of the Marsh
Harbour-based grocery, office and
consumer products supplier. Net earnings
were up nearly 25 percent from the
previous year. The stock sold in October
for $5.25 a share and by the end of
March was up to $6.70. Net earning
were up nearly 25 percent from the
previous year, according to the
company's audited year-end report.
The business that started out with one
modest grocery store has emerged as the
single largest non-utility Family Island
employer with gross sales just over $17
million in 1997. Sales for 1998 are
projected at more than $22 million.

Mr. Colyn Rees of Marsh Harbour has been canvassing the businesses of Marsh Harbour
to raise money for the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue. He is shown above
handing a check for $25,000 to Brent Key, recently promoted to Lieutenant. The Fire
Department depends substantially on donations from the community and greatly
appreciates the time and effort which Mr. Rees has given to produce this very generous

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The Abaconian May 19

More Letters to the editor

Letters FROM Page 11
Problems with Batelnet
Dear Editor:
Radio Abaco has announced that on
May 11, there will be a programme
about the Internet.
Batelnet is the only server that we can
use unless we want to pay long distance
charges to Nassau. Following is a
statement being sent to Silbert Mills.
Sir, as you should be aware we are
suffering major problems with Batelnet.
If you accept the possibility that there
are between 300 and 350 subscribers to
the Internet on Abaco (it is impossible to
get a definite figure this is a secret) and
that on average each spends $50 per
month this could amount to $200,000
per year. This is by using a figure of
only 20 hours per month per subscriber.
It could be a LOT MORE and probably
In America, only 100 miles from
Nassau, and other countries the cost of
being "on line" is about $20 per month
for unlimited access. In the Bahamas it is
$250 per month or $2.50 per hour. This
is over ten times what it costs in other
countries. Why are our costs so high.
Because they are trying to show massive
profits before they offer the shares to the
Mr. Dolan Russell of Batelnet advised
us that 300 new modems will be installed
in Freeport next week. Why are the
modems being installed in Freeport? Why
cannot these modems be installed on
Abaco since this is where the immediate
problems are, as Batelnet knows.
We have complained about the



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transmission speed can vary between
14,000 to 19,999 kbs yet we receive a
very technical reply that doesn't answer
our questions.
Why is it that often we cannot access
Mail.Batelnet.BS which is where we send
and receive our e-mail?
After we are able to log on (and
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
this is often impossible), we get
disconnected almost immediately which
costs us money.
Why is Batelnet the only server that
does not have a method for its
subscribers to check how much time they
have spent on the Net in any month?
This would enable people to see just how
much time they have left or how much
extra time they must pay for.
Why are not technicians available
outside normal working hours to fix the
problems that constantly arise. Last
Sunday and today, Friday, were two days
when the system was down.
Why with all the problems that
Batelnet has, does it keep accepting new
subscribers? Isn't this tantamount to
accepting money under false pretences?
Why is it that Batelnet will not reply
to customers' complaints. I wrote three
month ago and copied the Prime
Minister. My response was "We have
passed your comments over to our
engineers." Comments? more like
Essentially, my complaint is that the
system is overpriced and unreliable.
But if you have a monopoly, why
bother with customer's complaints.
Best of luck,
Martin Havill


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Computer Special Effects


Very Frustrated
Dear Mr. Dolan Russell, Batelnet:
I am not usually one to complain, but
frankly, Batelnet's Internet service on
Abaco stinks.
When I am able to log on, 90% of the
time it is S-L-O-W and I am bumped off
within 15 minutes. Most of the time I
cannot log on at all, getting a "circuits
down" busy signal. However, I can
prefix your access number with 1-242
and get on. Very slick, the customer
pays through the nose for Batelco's
unreliable and expensive Internet service
and still has to pay for an overseas call
to get his or her e-mail. Alternatively, I
get a recorded "We're sorry, your call
cannot be completed as dialed..." You're
sorry, all right!
Batelnet had better thank God that they
are the only game in town. As it stands
now, if another ISP were to begin
operations on Abaco, Batelnet would
have ZERO subscribers.
I have used Batelnet at family and
friends' homes and businesses in Nassau
and Freeport. There I have found your
service to be fast and stable, VERY
unlike here on Abaco.
Sir, what I would like to know is
WHY are Batelnet subscribers here on
Abaco experiencing such terrible service.
I have been hearing about the 300 new
modems that are being installed in
Freeport. Why can't they be installed
here on Abaco since Abaco is where the
problem is.
I have also gotten the techno
gobbledy-gook run-around from Batelnet.

Your prompt and favorable response
would be really appreciated.
VERY, VERY frustrated on Abaco!
Scott Roberts

Wants Justice
The Editor,
I suppose if you were to ask anybody,
they would agree that murder is one of
the most serious and disturbing crimes
there is. And I am sure that most people
will agree that right next to murder, the
most frustrating thing is when a murderer
walks away from his/her crime scot-free.
"No justice, no peace." Please, just a
little of your time and space in which I
might do my part, however meager, for
In Rock Sound, Eleuthera, a murderer
walks around free. Well, actually if that
murderer is in fact still in Rock Sound, I
cannot say. Nor do I know who that
murderer is. But a very violent crime
happened in Rock Sound when the
British school teacher, Carol Leach, was
murdered. Yet today there is nobody in
police custody for that crime. How
absolutely depressing!
This young woman, I am sure, came
to Eleuthera thinking about how beautiful
this island is, how friendly the people are
and how very fortunate that she is able to
live and work in such a lovely
environment. Well, all of that has been
snatched away from her, and there is no
possible reason under God's sun why the
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May198 The Ahaonian Page 31

Letters to the Editor

Letters FROM Page 30
person or persons who so maliciously
took her life, if they are ever caught,
shouldn't pay with their own lives.
My heart really goes out to Ms.
Leach's family. I do not know them, but
none the less, it disturbs me that this
young woman was suddenly and violently
removed from this life, against her will
obviously, yet there are no serious leads
(as was stated to me by the Police in
Rock Sound) as to who did this terrible
thing or why. Can you imagine getting a
phone call from half way around the
world informing you that your child has
met such an awful fate? God forbid that
anybody should have to know this kind
of pain. A pain, incidentally, that can be
borne just a little bit easier if we knew
As if Ms. Leach's case wasn't enough
to be bothered about, there is a similar
kind of situation in Green Turtle Cay,
Abaco. A young woman, Jeannie Sands
Pinder, for whatever reason, (there are
no good or acceptable reasons) was
murdered. Again, the murderer still
walks this earth freely. I do not know if
the murderer is still in Green Turtle Cay,
but again, there are no serious leads in
this case either. The reason for that,
however, can be partially blamed on the
absolutely unprofessional way in which
this case was handled. The Police must
bear some of this blame. A couple
instances of Police responsibility: (a) The
crime scene was left completely
unsecured (b) CID didn't show up until
the next day after the crime took place!
The reason for this I think was blamed
on bad weather, in which case we go
back to (a) the crime scene should have

been preserved.
Imagine if you will, living on an
island where nothing ever happens.
Then, suddenly, you are confronted with
the gut-wrenching reality of murder right
on your back step! Imagine a man and a
woman, unassuming people who minded
their own business, getting a call to
inform them that their child has been
brutally murdered! What!?! You have to
be joking! What a sick joke. However,
alas, no joke. Reality!
How do these people carry on? They,
of all people don't deserve this. Why?
Who? What? Where? When? Only a few
of these questions have been answered.
The important ones remain hanging like
the shadow of death itself upon Jeannie's
parents Who and why?
It has been suggested that the people
of Green Turtle Cay should let this case
go, in other words, just forget about it!
Can you imagine! Who would think,
much less say such a thing? A
community, wherever it is, if it expects
to thrive, must be for the most part,
united. If the residents of any community
cannot set their differences aside in the
face of such an evil presence and pull
together for justice without being
ridiculed, then may God help us!
I'm really afraid that we will never
know the answers to these very
disturbing cases. It is a known fact in
police circles that the longer a case goes
unsolved, the less likely that it will ever
be solved. And besides, there is no
physical evidence left to work with in
Jeannie's case. How tragic!
I guess that even if you are living in
relative seclusion on "the island," the
gravest realities of life still apply. It

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would be just a little easier, though, if
we had some answers. Not a lot easier,
but still just a little easier. I think
Jeannie's parents deserve that much.
They will see Jeannie again, it's true, but
they are here now. We have to deal with
the things of this life while we are in this
life. The life to follow, praise God, will
not be tainted with such pain.
I encourage the people of Rock Sound
and Green Turtle Cay not to "let it go."
And I- encourage people all over this
Bahamaland to stand up for justice. What
is there to be afraid of? The Police and
our government are both answerable to
us, the people. However, if we do not
remind the powers that be who we are,
then we have lost the battle already. I am
absolutely committed to seeing things
done properly. When there is an injustice
that I am aware of, I will speak up. That
is my right, and I stand before God and

man, unashamed of it. The only one we
have to fear is the Great Judge Himself
All else is inconsequential. As usual, I
am grateful for the space.
William (Billy) Roberts

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the voice of their announcements aboard
their new cruise ship the DISNEY
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Pae 32 The Abaonianay 99

More News of the Cays

Cays FROM Page 4
Sawyer. The couple were married on
April 11th at the New Life Church.
Shane is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Sawyer and Connie is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blake Albury.
The couple will reside on Man-O-War.
Cay. We wish you both lots of

Brandon Lee Weatherford

sweaters, slacks and jackets and bring
out the beach attire. Let's go boating and
hit the beaches.
A surprise bridal shower for Netica
Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Randy Roberts, was given February
28th. Netica and Rich, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Roberts of Man-O-War,
will wed April 18th at Seaside Gospel
Chapel. We all wish you a beautiful life
Mr. and Mrs. Ned McIntosh
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
on February 20th. A party in their
honour was given by Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Meisner, their son-in-law and daughter,
and Mrs. Lorraine Townley.
Bro. Bill Davis, a minister from
Wales, often frequents Nassau and
Abaco, preaching the gospel of Christ.
He held church services at the Seaside
Chapel during the months of February
and March.
Have you ever planned a day off in
the boat? Everything from picnic baskets,
coolers, kids, diving gear, grandparents,
aunts, uncles, cousins, dog ... then
realized, oh, oh, no gas! Well, as of
March 16th, gas and diesel returned to
great Guana Cay after a thirty-year
Prior to the opening of the fuel dock at
the Guana Beach Resort, local residents

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had to travel by boat to Marsh Harbour
or Man-O-War to get their gas or diesel.
The staff at Guana Beach is offering
quality Shell petroleum products to the
residents of Guana Cay and to the
boating community at large. Their fuel
dock is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.
Just call on VHF Ch. 16 for service.
Guana Beach has both gas and diesel at
the end of their dock and at a land based
pump for vehicles. Guana Beach is also
up-grading electric and water service to
the dock so as to provide a full service
for boaters. So all you boaters come on
over to Guana Cay and enjoy the Conch
Out on Wednesdays, the Friday night
barbecue and the Guana Daze every
A surprise bridal shower for Mrs.
Kristina Unhjem was given April 10th by
her aunt Mrs. Suzon Wilson, her


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.:-. AT 242-367-4602. RAINBOW

Mr. and Mrs. Rich Roberts

Guana Cay
By Chere Pinder
After checking out the daily weather
reports, between El Nifio and other parts
of the country, Abaco has been the place
to be. Not too much cold weather and
good rainfall for this time of year,
especially for the Abaco cays that depend
on rainwater for their water supply. Now
spring is here. Yes, pack away those

Mr. and Mrs. Ned Mclntosh celebrate 50
years together.

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Basil Sands is shown in his wheelchair. He
was taken very ill in January but is slowly
recovering. The family has had to move to
Florida for his continuing treatment.
grandmother Mrs. Margaret Glasscock
and her parents Edmond and Chere
Pinder. Kristina and Ronny reside in
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I Business Briefs

Davco Computer Systems of Nassau
has opened a branch office in Marsh
Harbour on April 14 at the old Loyalist
shop building by the traffic light. They will
be stocking a full range of computer
hardware and are offering computer
classes. Mike Davis and Floyd Walker are
operating the business and both originate
from Crossing Rocks. Mr. Davis is the
store manager and Mr. Walker is a Vice
President with the parent company n

Bahamas Family Market recently
opened a second outlet at the Conch Inn to
serve the Moorings Charter Boats. They
welcome everyone and have been getting a
brisk trade from Abaco Town's across the
street. The store stocks a variety of
convenience and gourmet items. They are
open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brent
Bass is the store manager.

May 1998 The Abaconian Page 33

The new Royal Palm Plaza officially opened on March 14th with a Shell Service Station
and Shell Shop, a convenience and snack shop. Mr. Larry Williams recently completed
the new building which includes the sales office for the new subdivision and eventually
will include a Laundromat.

About 50 government employees attended various sessions of a training and awareness
seminar sponsored by the Bahamas Public Service Union. Leander Ferguson, Vice
President of the Union, and Carol Hanna, Training Officer, address the attendees. Topic
matter included teamwork, increased productivity, the best utilization of office talent,
cooperation in the workplace, the need to be innovative, dealing with the public and the
need to accept responsibility. Those attending received a certificate of participation.


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national first prize. Rex Low
Harbour was Mr. Robert's offi
and certified the results.
The national event in Free
the best fisherman from eac
determine the Bahamian cha
winner will represent the Bal
four-day grand champions
September competing with 1
world class fishermen. Th
entrants are usually sponsor
tackle companies or
magazines who put up the $1
Terrance Davis of Dundas
close second in the Abaco coi
fish and 21 points. Last year'
Maitland Lowe of Hope Town,
third with 14 fish and 20 point
McIntosh of Cooper's


FROM Page 1
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FROM Page 1

equally comfortable with dignitaries as
well as common people. He shared with
the audience that he felt his greatest
accomplishment was his participation in
the All Abaco Crusade in which 70
people made a public confession of their
faith in Christ.
The Prime Minister spoke very highly
of Mr. Thompson. Everywhere he has
worked, Exuma, South Andros, San
Salvador and Bimini, the people have
appreciated him and have wanted to have
him stay. He commented that he seldom
spoke at farewell programs but wanted
the public to know how thankful he was
for his excellent service. Mr. Ingraham
implied that he has a plan for Mr.
Thompson's future in government service
and this move is part of his training. He
is transferring to the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and will be in charge of the
Passport Office. Mr. Ingraham concluded
by saying, "You are indeed an amazing
During the evening the new Senior
Deputy Administrator for North Abaco
was introduced. Mr. Chrisfield Johnson
began his new duties on April 27th. Mr.
Johnson came from serving on Eleuthera
and he is from Eleuthera. He trained as
a commissioner under Mr. Everette Hart
who assured the crowd that he had full
confidence in his abilities to do his job
very well. Mr. Johnson trained as a
lawyer and has had extensive service in
various parts of the Bahamas. He pledged
to do his best, holding fast to what Mr.
Thompson has done but raising the
standards to an even higher level.
One week previously the North Abaco
communities held an appreciation service
to honour him. It was held at the Revival
Time Pentecostal Church of God in
Cooper's Town. The minister bringing
the sermon was Rev. Ronald McIntosh
from the Friendship Mission in Cooper's
Town. In attendance was Rev. John
McIntosh, President, and Rev. Roland
Swain, Vice President of the Abaco
Branch of the Bahamas Christian
Mr. Thompson has served North
Abaco for four years, first as a
Commissioner, then with the advent of
the election of local government, became
a Deputy Administrator. He was very
active in the communities and won the
affection of all. He began his work with
the government as a teacher and taught
for nine years. These years were
followed by nine years as a
Commissioner and Deputy Administrator.
His entire time was served in the Family

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Maitland's 20 points but under the tie-
breaking rules, Maitland's last fish was
caught about 15 minutes before
O'Donald's last fish.
Nine Abaco fishermen entered this
second annual tournament sponsored by
the Ministry of Tourism. Fishermen will be
represented in Freeport from all islands
except Grand Bahama since they are the
host for this year's Grand Championship
Tournament. The Grand Bahama fishermen
will be the guides for those fishing in the
final tournament.
Mr. Samuel Gardener, Special Events
Manager with the Ministry of Tourism,
explained that the Bahamas has five of
world's ten best bonefishing grounds.
When the Ministry realized this, they began
a campaign to publicize this. Mr. Gardener
mentioned that top bonefish guides on
Andros make between $35,000 and
$40,000 per year and have little time for
other types of fishing.
The basic tournament rules are:
Catch and release, fly rod tackle and
eight-pound line
For the island championship, entrants
must be Bahamian citizens, pay the $100
entry fee and participate on the island of
their residence.
Each fisherman is accompanied by an
official observer who logs all fish caught,
verifies the measurement and ensures that
the rules are followed. Lines go in at 8 a.m.
and must be out of the water by 4 p.m..
Blind casting is not allowed. This is

primarily to avoid fish muds where fish are
feeding but are not visible.
The winner will be based on a point
system as follows:
One point for each bonefish under 20
Two points for each fish between 20
inches and 25 five inches
Three points for each fish measuring
over 25 inches.
Maitland Lowe of Hope Town won first
place for Abaco last year but the Bahamian
champion was Henry Roberts of Deep
Water Cay on Grand Bahama. As a result
of his win last year, Mr. Roberts has had
job offers from all over the United States.
Deep Water Cay, where he works, has
experienced a huge increase in bookings.
The nine Abaco entrants and their
observers, who were assigned by a blind
drawing were
Maitland Lowe Cecil Delancey
O'Donald McIntosh Chris Russell

Orthnell Russell Pat Smith
Patrick Roberts Rex Lowe
Paul Pinder Morgan Turnquest
Marty Lowe Roosevelt McIntosh
Terrance Davis Bruce Lightbourne
Ed Newell Loretta Smith
Carey Mckenzie Philly Bootle
Contests at Great Harbour Cay, Bimini
and Eleuthera have preceded this Abaco
fish-off. Exuma, Andros and other islands
will follow. Andros and Abaco are strong
contenders to host the Grand
Championship event next year.
As a result of the high interest in
bonefishing, the Ministry expects to certify
bonefishing guides with a two-part course
similar to the recent birdwatching course
recently offered.
Champion Patrick Roberts graduated
from Tourism's popular BahamaHost
program, their new birdwatching program
and the straw working course recently
given in Sandy Point.


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Excavation, Utilities, Base Work, Surface Treatment
Cold Mix, Hot Mix, Coal Tar Emulsion Sealer
Striping & Asphalt Related Products
P.O. Box AB 20184 P.O. Box CB 10990
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Nassau, NP, Bahamas
Phone 242-367-3956 Fax 367-3959 242-377-6351 Fax 377-2193

Scholarship FROM Page 2 apply. The Fund hopes to be able to
awarded to qualified students for studying offer several scholarships during the
in technical, vocational and academic spring of 1999.
fields. The recipients will have to agree An Abaco screening committee will
to return to Abaco. The scholarships will accept the applications and will make
be awarded to anyone wanting to further recommendations o the Lyford Cay
his education, not limited to recent high Foundation which will make the final
school graduates. Teachers or others decisions as to which students are
wanting further education or persons accepted. Before applying, the students
wanting to change careers are qualified to must be accepted by the school of his

May 1998 The Ahaeonlan Page 35

choice. If the applicant is selected, the
money will go directly to the school to
be used for tuition, room, board, books
or other expenses. The scholarships will
be partial with the family and students
themselves responsible for making up the
remainder of the costs.

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* Apartment Complex Marsh Harbour 7 Units Built 1992, impeccable condition, Super Location good income & return on investment .. $570,000
* "C'Est La Vie" Hope Town Harbour 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Dock House, Caretaker's Cottage, Privae Dock Great Harbour Views ...............$350,000
* "Sugar Apple" Man-O-War Cay Settlement 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 2 Screen Porches, Beautiful Garden, "Snore Box" Guest House.............$305,000
* "Gibraltar" Man-O-War Cay Settlement 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Charming Traditional Bahamian, Crow's Nest, Workshop, Laundry..............$200,000
* "Charlestown" Man-O-War Cay Settlement 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Built 1989 meticulously maintained, Bedroom Ocean View......................$215,000
* "Orchid Bay" Great Guana Cay Beautiful 1 + Acre Building Sites -Ocean Beach Frontage: from $200,000 Sea of Abaco frontage: from $110,000
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Cays FROM Page 32
two a successful and happy life.
On the 11th of April a fund raiser for
Basil Sands was held under The Fig
Tree. This was in aid of the medical
expenses incurred while in the hospital.
Basil has had numerous operations and is
under going physical therapy in West

Palm Beach. The community wishes you
prayers of healing and a speedy
A medical fund account to help Basil
has been opened at Barclays Bank in
Marsh Harbour. The account number is
On the 18th of April Netica Roberts

Guana Cay Seaside Gospel Chapel. The
couple will reside on Man-O-War Cay.
We will miss you, Netica, but may the
joy of your marriage be forever.
Guana Seaside Village is now being
managed by Mr. Glenn Carroll Laing,

and Rich Roberts were married at Great Resort Manager. "Mr. Laing has proven

to be a valuable, dedicated and capable
employee and we are pleased to have him
serve as our new resort manager, "
according to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Abney
and Mr. Dusty Fawkes, owners of the
Mr. Laing, a nineteen-year veteran in
the hospitality industry, is from Grand

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Premium Property throughout the Abaco Islands

Tilloo Cay 3.4 acres, good elevations, sea to sea $119,500

Lubbers Quarters 1.73 acres on western side, great elevations

$ 55,000

Stede Bonnet Rd, Marsh Harbour- 1 acre lot w/partial views of harbour Offers

Green Turtle Cay Interior lot, 10,000 sq. ft.
Cherokee 2 bedroom wooden house
Long Beach lots with utilities & financing
Little Harbour lot w/210' in harbour, superb views, 3/4 acre
Treasure Cay 1/4 acre lot across from beach
Elbow Cay 82 x 200 waterfront lot

$ 30,000
$ 70,000
From $ 9,900
$ 25,000

Minimum for 3 Lines in one issue $7
Picture and 4 lines $25.00
Additional lines at $2.00 per line.
Display classified $18 per column inch
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Cherokee Sound & Marsh Harbour, Daily &
Weekly Rentals, Call Glenn or Connie at
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Hope Town Turtle Hill ocean view 4 cottages,
2 bed 2 bath, all with kitchens, air conditioned,
pool, private access to beach, includes golf
cart, Call 242-366-0557
Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale
homes. Private pools, docks. Reunions, special
occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town
Hideaways 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434
Marsh Harbour, Hill Top Apartment for rent,
pink building, 2 bed 1 V2 bath, central a/c,
satellite, $900. Call 365-6072 or 366-0347

Marsh Harbour Business building 1400 sq.
ft. on Don MacKay Blvd, previously Dr.
Lundy's clinic. Call Erica at 367-2265
Matt Lowe's Cay, Rent the only house on 50
acre private island, sleeps 12, lots of porches
and decks, beaches, fruit trees, 10 minutes
from Marsh Harbour in protected Abaco
Sound, 24 ft boat optional, Call 242-367-2677
or FAX 367-3677
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Call 1-800-GO-BAHAMas (1-800-462-2426)
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Bahama Palm Shore 80 x 120 lot on hill
$9,000 Call 367-2817
Bahama Palm Shore beachfront lot $50,000
Contact Dale Blank or Jackie Albury at 367-

Eastern Shore Magnificent views of Sea of
Abaco from all rooms and wrap-around decks.
Deep water pier plus private sandy beach
across road. Fully, equipped, beautifully
furnished, station wagon included. Features
living, kitchen, jalousied porch with wet bar,
master bedroom & bath on upper level, guest
bedroom, bath, utility and garage on lower
level. $200,000 net to owner. Call 410-544-

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Houses & Land For Sale or Rent



Island Getaway Own your own dream, private
community with beach, 8525 sq. ft. of mature
native trees. Good investment. List #3282
Elegance on the Harbour 5,600 sq. ft. of
gracious living, 5 bedrooms, 4/2 baths
Swimming pool, 110 ft. dock. Views of Marsh
Harbour's waterfront from every room, game
room, cedar closets, marble baths, 115 ft. of
shoreline. Intercom, ice machine this home
has it all! List #3253 Call for details
Treasure Cay Lovely new colonial-style
home. Central A/C, custom kitchen, cathedral
ceiling, 80' dock on canal, beach access,
Jacuzzi, landscaping. List # 3157 $500,000
Invest in the Future Dundas Town. Three
contiguous lots, commercial or residential.
7,790 sq ft $11,500; 8,746 sq. ft., $14,500, and
9.435 sq. ft., $16,000. List #2832, 2873, 2874
Treasure Cay Condo Perfect condition, I
bedroom, boat slip, many new amenities, List
#3115 $145,500
Treasure Cay Beach Front A rare
opportunity to own one of the last pieces of
magnificent Treasure Cay beach front!
Excellent value, 1.7 acres in the estate area.
List #1784 $350,000
Elbow Cay Wooded lot, 100' x 160', hilltop
with gorgeous views of the Sea of Abaco. List
#3203 $50,000
Treasure Cay Condo 2 bedrooms, 2 bath,
good income producer, pool, tennis & golf.
List #1073 $145,000
Tahiti Beach, Elbow Cay, Residential lots,
beautiful views! List #3210 $59,400+
Lubbers Quarters Island style beach front
home intropical garden setting on %white sandy
beach, yards of wrap around decks, 2
bedrooms, I bath. Only 5 minutes from Hope
Town. Great buy! List #3202 $250,000
Elbow Cay Watch the sunrise and sunset on
Tahiti Beach! Spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath
home with beautiful panoramic views. Close to
beaches. List #3268 $457,000
Marsh Harbour Beautiful beach front acre,
gorgeous lot in quiet residential Pelican
Shores, 200 ft. of waterfront. List #3259
Elbow Cay Lovely residential lot on Elbow
Cay, 100' x 150', approximately 2 miles south
of Hope Town. Great buy! List #3116
Pelican Shores Family home on the best beach
in Marsh Harbour. 4 bed rooms, 2 baths, self
contained suite, large garage/workshop. Many
possibilities. List 3156 $387,000
Leisure Lee Lovely three-year-old home, 2
bedrooms, 2 full baths, canal frontage, deep
water dock, across from beach. List # 3114
Pelican Shores substantial Bahamian
contemporary on magnificent 2/3 acre ocean
front lot. Features include large sliding glass
doors to patio from all ground floor rooms,
vaulted ceilings, private master deck, 3
bedrooms, 2 baths, A/C, ainple storage,
garage. Fruit trees and flowering shrubs.
Private beach. List # 3244 $649,000
Exclusive Affiliate o
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Phone 242-367-3262/3 Fax 242-367-3260
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Great Cistern One-acre+ on water w/2 houses,
2 bed/2 bath, w/central a/c, 2nd house I bed/I
bath. Satellite TV in each. Call 367-2265 9-5
Guana Cay 5% Acre waterfront ridge top with
47' elevation on bluff on sound. Stunning
views, public road, electricity available, town
I mile. $375,000 all or part, Brochure, Brian
954-942-4177, Fax 954-942-7230 or Edmund
Pinder in Guana Cay 242-365-5046
Guana Cay V2 acre lot near Dolphin Beach,
Call Samantha Sands at 365-6072 or 365-6143
after 5 pm
Hope Town Buttonwood Bay, Lot 58 160' x
100', hilltop over looking bay. $50,000. Call
Leisure Lee 11,726 Sq. Ft. Cleared Lot .* .Mi
ft seawall & 40 ft dock, water & elec. avail.
$50,000 Call Reg Sands 367-2741
Leisure Lee Waterfront, seawall & dock, deep
water, underground utilities, cleared & ready
to build on choice lot $69,000, 561-223-9567


Treasure Cay Commercial property. Excellent
exposure on the main highway at the entrance
to Treasure Cay. 39,084 sq. ft., suitable for
store, restaurant, cottage industry. List 3267
Pelican shores On lovely, prestigious Pelican
Shores, this 2-story, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is
situated on "Duck Pond" with direct access to
the Sea of Abaco. Wrap-around verandahs take
full advantage of the sea breezes and views. A
seawall and serviced dock complete this
attractive island home. List #3160 $355,000
Cherokee Sound Historic village settlement.
2 bedroom cottage. Quality construction.
Storage/hobby room, A/C. Comer lot. Near
great beach and world-class fishing grounds.
Suitable for vacation rental. List #3113
Marsh Harbour The perfect family home in
excellent neighborhood. 3 bedrooms, 2 full
baths, family room, garage, immaculate
condition. List #3040 $235,000
Treasure Cay Stunning canal-front home,
central A/C, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, terrace,
dock, boat slip, mature landscaping, large
garage, private beach access. List #3158
Marsh Harbour "Ferrocious"-ly Good Buy.
65' houseboat with Ferro-cement hull, Fully
equipped. Loft bedroom suite, 2 baths. Roof
deck. A/C, screened porch, spacious 1,000 sq.
ft. of living space. Newly remodeled kitchen,
dishwasher, tiled counter-tops. Jalousie
shutters. Furnished. Can be towed anywhere.
List #3228 $72,000 US
Tilloo Cay Acreage Located at the North end
of Tilloo Cay, this waterfront property features
good elevation with frontage on the Atlantic
Ocean and a protected harbour area on the Sea
of Abaco side. 7.6 acres of great building sites
with excellent views. Owner will partition
property List #3056 $266,000
Great Cistern Cay Exclusive Enclave Get
away from it all, yet only minutes from every
convenience. /2 & 1 acre lots. Beautiful
unspoiled area. Private beach. Lots available
for $12,000, $18,000 and $36,000
Pelican Shores Quality building lots, best
area. Private beach access. Dockage available.
14,600 sq. ft. $122,000
12,500 sq. ft. $105,000
Marsh Harbour Commercial Prestigious
commercial space available in the most
picturesque business building in town. Located
in the most desirable retail area, this location
sees foot traffic and vehicular traffic at all
times of the day. Suitable for retail or office.
Call for details
Elbow Cay Luxury vacation rental villas just
outside Hope Town. Freshwater pool, beautiful
secluded ocean beach. List #3283
Call for details
Picturesque Guana Cay Beach front resort,
only a five minute walk to settlement. Eight
new villas ready for immediate occupancy. Site
approved for 28 units. List #3191
Call for details

Exclusive Affiliate o
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Phone 242-367-3262/3 Fax 242-367-3260
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Little Harbour Beautiful secluded Bookies
Bay, beach frontage home on 2.5 acres, mature
landscaping, private, excellent diving &
fishing at your front door. A piece of heaven.
Please call Cherokee Radio 242-366-2000 and
ask for "Palm Ridge."
Man-O-War Large quiet wooded lots ;with
private path to fine beach, all with
underground elect. Some with private path to
harbour and dock location. Harcourt
Thompson, M-O-W Cay (242) 365-6060,
Haziel L Albury, J.P., Man-O-War's most
experienced real estate broker, Lots from
$45,000, Vacation homes from $175,000. Call
242-365-6178 or 365-6090, Fax 365-6159
Man-O-War 5 acres Sea to Sea 500' ocean
frontage, Call 242-357-6700 or 423-837-3655
Marsh Harbour Two vacant lots in Great
Abaco Club gated community with seawall,
i.acing the Hope Town lighthouse. Dedicated
harbour side dock. $145,000 each obo. Real
Estate Exchange in Freeport 242-351-4731,
Fax 351-4736, Ask for David

Mike Liagbounm Real &Etate

JOE BOOKIES BAY 4.5 acre waterfront lot
near Little Harbour $40,000
beach home, swimming pool, solar panels,
great condition $310,000
GREEN TURTLE CAY beach front lot in
Bita Bay, $95,000
overlooking Coco Bay, 24,000+ sq. ft.. Asking
TREASURE CAY 3 bed on 'A acre, across
from beach $140,000
Adjacent lot available $25,000
ELBOW CAY 6 acres beachfront $635,000
Ocean front lot 82 x 205 $120,000
BOAT HARBOUR MARINA 3 storey newly
built, finest quality construction, Mexican
Satillo tiles, French doors, 2 sheltered docks
MARSH HARBOUR 1+ acre on Stede
Bonnet. Views of Marsh Harbour $100,000
TREASURE CAY Canal lot $87,000
Interior lot $10,000
Golf course lot $15,000
TREASURE CAY 3 bedroom house on 1/4
acre, across from beach $140,000
CASUARINA POINT Large 2 storey house in
good condition on 3 canal lots, great for
bonefish/diving lodge $400,000
Lot 80 x 125 across from beach $15,000
LONG BEACH hilltop, interior and beach
lots, underground elec. and water, prices vary
Call for these or other properties in Abaco
Tel 242-325-1950 or 242-322-4148

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Hope Town 0 A Best Buy! 2B/2B, large lot,
beach access, 5 minute walk to shared public
dock. Reduced to $200,000 Net
Boat Harbour Club Lot w/dock, All club
amenities. Private community. Must sell!
Elbow Cay Mamie's Landing V2 acre lots.
Dock slip, Ocean to Bay. $50,000 and up
Hope Town's Best Beach 3B/2.5B in village
but on secluded back street. Swim & snorkel in
backyard, A/C throughout, turn-key, super
rental potential, large lot. $450,000
Tahiti Beach Exclusive Dorros Cove lots + 2
homes. Dock and beach privileges. Great
views. Private south end. Enquire
Call Chris Thompson 242-366-0224

Marsh Harbour 2 b/2b 2300 sq ft on 30,000
sq ft lot (Keys Track Grant K-145). Fully
furnished, central AC, C-band & DSS, Kristi
Wong 367-2166 days.
Marsh Harbour Govt Subdivision, 3 bed 2
bath, 2143 sq. ft., 3,000 gal. cistern, garage,
satellite. Call Kevin 367-2333 at work or 367-
3033 after 5 PM.
Scotland Cay Bay front lot over V2 acre
landscaped and cleared for a home. $165,000.
Call 242-357-6617 or 512-261-6029
Scotland Cay 4 bed 2 bath ocean beach front
house, furnished, A/C, $400,000 or $2,000
weekly rental. Call Danny at 561-288-1928
Scotland Cay Protected waterfront lot, 80'
dock w/30' deep water face. Private island has
3.400' airstrip. $175,000 Call 704-765-6030
Scotland Cay Highest & best view on private
island, overlooking ocean and bay, 4 Br 3 Ba
modern almost everything new, 1 /2 acres, fruit
trees, beach, all amenities, 35 ft boat slip
included complete ready to move in. Owner

Pinder's Real Estate
Great Guana Cay, Abaco
"The Unspoiled Island"
Over 200 lots starting at $25,000 also acreage,
oceanfront, hilltop and baside lots
Pinder's Cottages, 2 & 3 bedroom, $650 to
$700 weekly. A summer special of $350 per
week per person includes 0 one day fishing &
diving One day snorkeling & island hopping
* boat & guide 0 all equipment included 0 6
to 30 people ******
Great Guana Cay waterfront houses built in
under 3 mo starting at $165,000 includes lot,
about 1000 Sq ft house with 2 bedroom, 2
bath, deck, porch & 12,000 gal cistern,
Call Edmund or Cher6 Pinder at 365-5046 or
CHERE B on VHF Ch 16


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Waterfront lots with private boat slips
in a secure gated community
starting at $99,000.
Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152

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Evenings 242-367-2789

2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Models
Prices start at $99,000
Maintenance Free No Painting
Rust, Corrosion & Mildew Resistant
Hurricane & Windlift Resistant
Solid Concrete Technology
Fast Construction
Many Models Available
Island Home Subdivision
Long Beach, Abaco
30 miles south of Marsh Harbour
P.O. Box AB 20562, Marsh Harbour
Phone 366-2198
Leave Message with Operator
for Walter Hachborn

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Guana Cay on the Southeast end of the
island. We want to find the right people to
share our magnificent 12 acre estate. We are
offering a prime tract of 2.1 acres plus a deep
water boat slip in our protected harbour. This
high elevation tract overlooks the harbour,
Foots Cay and the exceptional Sea of Abaco
and extends to the Atlantic Ocean. The main
part is cleared for immediate building. There is
a lawn, coconut palms, hibiscus and rich
topsoil for gardening and fruit trees. $350,000.
For information or appointment to view the
property, call 242-359-6218 or write to P.O.
Box AB 20315, Marsh Harbour.
Scotland Cay Blue Crab Cottage, beautiful
ocean and bay view on 1.5 lots, 2 bedrooms
plus loft, large cistern, satellite, new furniture
appliances & more. $285,000 Call Hills at 352-
Spring City 3 bed I bath newly renovated
inside and out, fully furnished, satellite, fenced
back yard. Call 367-7061
Treasure Cay New house on canal, 2000 sq.
ft., Phone or Fax 365-8028
Will Exchange lots in FL (6), NC (1), MO
(35), & CO (6/2 A) plus cash for cottage, small
island or land. Stanley 561-287-9294

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Marsh Harbour Dundas Town
*** 367-2158 Ambassador Inn 367-2022
orence 367-4891 Bayview Restaurant ** 367-3738
orence 367-491 Mother Merle Fishnet ** 367-2770

Castle Cafe
Conch Inn
Golden Grouper
Jib Room
Lee's Diner
Main Street Grill +
Mavis Country Kitchen
Pizza Hut
Sharkees +
Tiki Hut


Hope Town

Abaco Inn
Boat House
Cap'n Jacks
Club Soleil
Harbour's Edge
H T Harbour Lodge
Rudy's Place ~

S *** 366-0133
*** 366-0065
*** 366-0003
** 366-0087
** 366-0095
+ 366-0423
*** 366-0062

Guana Cay
Guana Beach Resort ***
Guana Seaside ***



Ena's Place ** 365-6187
Pavilion 365-6185
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House *** 365-4200
Green Turtle Club *** 365-4271
Island Restaurant ** 365-4082
Laura's Kitchen ** 365-4287
New Plymouth Inn' *** 365-4161

Treasure Cay

Florence's Cafe *
Island Boil Rest. **
Spinnaker ***
Touch of Class ***
Sandy Point

Pete & Gays
Seaside Inn Rest.



Casuarina Point
Different of Abaco ** 366-2150
Cooper's Town
M & M Restaurant 365-0142

Prices Low, ** Moderate, *** High
(Based on the range of dinner entrees)
~Provides transportation from town
+ Picnic tables only

FerrySchedules Marnas Taxis
: .I

Albury's Ferry Service
Marsh Harb. to Hope Town Daily 20 min.
9 am 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2 pm 4 pm
Also 7:15 am except Sundays and holidays
Hope T. to Marsh Harb. Daily 20 min.
8 am 10 am 11:30 am 1:30 pm 3 pm 4 pm
Also 5 pm except Sundays and holidays
Marsh Harb. to Man-O-War Daily 20 min.
10:30 am 4 pm
Also 12:15 pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Man-O-War to Marsh H. Daily 20 minutes
8 am 1:30 pm
Also 11:30 am Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries leave from the
Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach
Marsh H. to Scot. Cay & Guana 30 min.
10:30 am 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 5:30 pm
Also 7:15 am except Sat. Sun. and holidays
Guana & Scot. Cay to Marsh H. 30 min.
9 am 11:30 am 2:30 pm 4:45 pm
Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries leave from
Conch Inn and Union Jack Dock

One Way Fare
Round Trip
Phone 367-314

Adult $5.00 Children $3.00
Adult $8.00 Children $4.00
are available at any time
7 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16

Green Turtle Ferry
Green Turtle Cay to Treas. Cay Airport
Daily 8:00 1:30 3:00
Treas. Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay
Daily 10:30 2:30 4:15 5:00
One Way $7 $8 Round Trip $11 $13
(Depending on destination of passengers)
Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16

Abaco Marinas
Phone number, Fuel, No. of slips
Walker's Cay

Walker's Cay Marina
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House 365-4200 fuel
Green Turtle Club 365-4271 fuel
Black Sound Marina 365-4221
Other Shore Club 365-4195 fuel
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marina 365-8250 fuel
Man-O-War Marina 365-6008 fuel

Admiral's Yacht Haven
Boat Harbour Marina
Conch Inn
Harbour View Marina
Marsh Harbour Marina
Triple J. Marine

367-2736 fu
367-4000 fue
367-2182 fue
367 2700 fu
367-2163 fu

Hope Town
Club Soleil 366-0003
Sea Spray 366-0065 fuel
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina 365-0083 fuel
Guana Cay
Guana Beach Resort 365-5133 fuel

15 slips
32 slips

12 slips

150 slips

26 slips

24 slips
183 slips
75 slips
36 slips
52 slips
24 slips

16 slips
24 slips

75 slips

22 slips

Concrete Blocks
4"x 8"x 16"
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peao Hydraulic Fittings & Hoses
Monday Friday 7 am 4 pm
P.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502

Real Estate Property Rentals
Treasure Cay's
Most Experienced Broker
Phone/Fax 242-365-8601
P.O. Box AB 22182
S. Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

Wm. F. Hertz Ltd.

Cafe Fl

Taxi Fares
For Central Abaco
Airport to:
Crossing Ferry Dock . (over 2 add $3 ea) $12.00
Gr. Abaco Beach Hotel . (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Abaco Towns ........ (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Conch Inn .......... (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Albert's Dock ........ (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Wally's .......... . (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Golden Harvest ....... (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
BYS .............. (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Dove Plaza .......... (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 8.00
Marsh Harbour Primary . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 8.00
Stop light . . . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 8.00
Western Auto . . ... (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 6.00
Government Clinic . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 6.00
Dundas Town ........ (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Government Dock ..... (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Ambassador Inn ....... .(over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Murphy Town ........ (over 2 add $4 ea) $10.00
Pelican Shores ........ (over 2 add $4 ea) $14.00
Eastern Shores ........ (over 2 add $4 ea) $15.00
Spring City .......... (over 2 add $5 ea) $15.00
Ferry dock to:
Great Abaco Beach . . $ 2.00
Abaco Towns . . . $2.00
Conch Inn . . . $2.00
Wally's . . . $ 2.00
BYS ...............................$ 2.00
Jib Room ........................ $ 2.00
Stop Light ........... (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 6.00
Dove Plaza .......... (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 6.00
Government Dock ...... (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 6.00
Government Clinic ...... (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 9.00
Western Auto ........ (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 9.00
National Insurance . . (over 2 add $3 ea) $ 9.00
Mother Merles ........ (over 2 add $3 ea) $10.00
Marsh Harbour to:
Treasure Cay ......... (over 4 add $10 ea) $60.00
Treas. Cay Airport .. (over 4 add $10 ea) $70.00
Little Harbour . . ... (over 2 add $10 ea) $80.00
Cherokee ........... (over 2 add $10 ea) $80.00
Snake Cay . . . ... (over 2 add $10 ea) $35.00
Big Mangrove ......... (over 2 add $10 ea) $50.00
Casuarina Point ....... (over 2 add $10 ea) $60.00
Bahama Palm Shores . . (over 2 add $10 ea) $60.00
Crossing Rocks . ... (over 2 add $10 ea) $100.00
Sandy Point . . (over 2 add $10 ea) $135.00
No charge for children three years and under
Pets not in cages will be charged as passengers
Luggage over four pieces add $.50 each additional
Surf Boards $3.00 each

AIT Ferry
Marsh H. to Guana & Scot. Cay
Daily 11 am 4 pm
7 am Weekdays only 6 pm Fri. & Sat. only
Guana & Scot. Cay to Marsh H.
Daily 8 am 12 Noon 5 pm
Marsh Harb. to Hope Town
Daily 9 am 2 pm
Hope Town To Marsh Harb.
Daily 10 am 3 pm
One way fare $ 5.00 Round trip $ 8.00
All boats leave Marsh Harbour from
Triple J Marina
Phone 365-5144, Fax 365-5138 VHF Channel 16




May1998 The Ahaconlan Paoe 39

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Items for Sale, Commercial Services, Cars & Boats

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$7.00 for 3 lines (minimum)
$2 each additional line.

Picture and 4 lines $25
We will take the photo in the
Marsh Harbour area.
Display classified $18 per column inch
Call 242-367-2677 or FAX 367-3677

$1,000 REWARD
for information leading to the arrest of
persons responsible for breaking,
entering and theft of items including 20"
Panasonic TV, 13" Toshiba TV,
Panasonic video recorder, and
Panasonic C.D. & tape player at house
belonging to Jake Waters, '/2 mile south
of Fire Road on January 8th.
Call 1-770-534-7060
$1,000 REWARD

4 j idway Painting
f- "./ Mildew Removal

Painting Inside & outside Pressure cleaning
& mildew removal Water-proofing Roof-
ing Rotten wood replaced Parking lots *
Leroy Tucker, Marsh Harbour, 367-3849
Valentine Day Sailing, beaching, snorkeling.
Located in Treasure Ca) Lucky Lad\ sailed in
the 1997 Regatta. Contact Capt. Jones at 365-
COOL OFF!! Get a Dolphin fiberglass pool
with all Jacuzzi pumps. Great designs, great.
prices. Call Chris Thompson 242-366-0224

General Manager for a small out-island
resort. Must be a college graduate, have
extensive experience in hotel management,
food & beverage training, experience working
within the travel industry, familiarity with
accounting software programmes and various
Microsoft applications. Applicant must be
multi-lingual (at least Spanish & German).
Applicant must live on Elbow Cay, Abaco,
furnish their own accommodation and
transportation. Reply with resume and
references in writing to Callenders & Co.
Attorneys, P.O.Box AB20415, Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, Bahamas. Please no phone calls.


6 KW Onan air cooled diesel genset, older
unit but in good condition. Complete spare
parts package, B$l 1,500 or US$ Call 365-4471


Ads in

The Abaconian

Bring Results

GuitaiYamaha acoustic with elec. tuner. $250
Call Brad at 365-5137

Water storage cisterns, 6 sizes available, less
than $1 per gallon, factory direct. Call Dolphin
Fiberglass Products at 305-247-1748
Electronic Typewriter Panasonic JetWriterIIE
with visual screen, memory and variable fonts.
Asking $300 Call 365-8666
Garlock Tar Tank on trailer, 400+ gal.
capacity with 5 hp gear drive tar pump, 7 ft.
spray bar and hand spray nozzle. $3,500 or
best offer, Abaco Fax 359-6617 or call 207-
1985 RAYGO 4000 Vibratory Roller, 3208
Cat diesel has only 900 hrs total time since
new. Duty Pd., $25,000 firm. Abaco Fax 359-
6617 or call 207-772-5354
White sewing machine semi industrial $200
Vertical blinds off white, never used
One of a kind coral and shell mirror 36" x 48"
$2,500 Call 365-8335

1986 Chevy Silverado pickup truck, only
55,000 miles, V8 engine, No body rust,
always garaged. $5,800 Call 367-2677
1986 Ford Aerostar $6,000. Contact Dale
Blank or Jackie Albury at 367-2326
1995 Hyundai Accent 22,000 miles $12,500.
Call 367-3783 after 5 pm
1991 Mitsubshi L300 9 passenger van,
23,000 miles, original owner, garaged, $7,500
Call 367-4490 or 367-4795

GSXR 1989 Motorcycle 750 cc, $9,000. Call
Ronnie at 367-4734
Golf Cart 1995 Easy Go, very clean $950 Call

Wooden Rowboat, in good condition, Call 1-

13' Boston Whaler with 25 hp Evinrude,
phone or Fax 365-8028
20' Shamrock 1982 runabout w/cuddy cabin,
windshield opens, folding navy top. 3 yr old
Indemar 220 hp V-8 (Ford 302), 2 batteries
w/selector switch, v berth with space below for
Porti-Poti, auto bilge pump, 2-20 gallon fuel
tanks 4 years old, teak transom platform, skeg
under prop. May be seen at Edwin's Boatyard,
Man-O-War, $9,500. Call 365-6006
20' Center console 1996, 115 hp Yamaha, 50
gal. fuel tank, rigged for fishing. $10,900, Call
Brad 365-5137.

22' Sailboat 1988 ETAP Belgium made sloop,
unsinkable, 8 HP Yamaha, duty paid, many
extras, $20,000. Call 359-6064 or VHF TREE
23' Com-Pac Sailboat 1985, trailer, 1997 15
hp, Bimini, Excellent condition, duty paid,
Call Chris M-F at 242-325-8265 $16,000 ono

25' Catalina, Yamaha 9.9 hp elec. start four
stroke outboard, 2'10" draft with keel up,
perfect daysailer or over-nighter, very clean.
Duty pd. $12,600. See at Abaco Yacht
Services. Call Scott or Crystal at 365-4033
25' Mako 225 hp Johnson 1996 full
equipped. Bimimni top. dodger, fish finder,
Please contact Capt Jones at 365-0438

26' DUSKY 1994 center console, twin
Yamaha 200 hp counter rotate salt water
outboards, 200 hours, GPS, outriggers, depth
sounder. Excellent condition, original owner.
Registered in Bahamas. $36,000 Call Wallace
McDonald, Man-O-War 365-6048
30' Morgan sloop, centerboard, Perkins diesel,
excellent Greiner sails, spinnaker triradial, new
rigging, Awlgrip, Fabulous racing record,
Taxes Pd, $18,000 obo, See in Hope Town
harbour, Toad Hall, Call 366-0291

30' Scarab Sport 1986, completely refurnished
in 1994 & in mint condition. Twin 200 hp
Yamahas w/only 155 hrs on engines, counter
rotation w/Laser props, VHF radio, Depth
sounder & all canvass covers included.
$30,000. Serious inquiries only, Call 366-0065
during days. Located in Elbow Cay.

30' Scarab boat with twin 1993 Ocean Pro
225 outboards. $20,000 Call Ronnie 367-4734
34' Wood Hull Sport Fisherman, 1986 Ford
Diesels, 1,000 hours, stainless fuel tanks, many
accessories, duty pd. $19,500 ono. Contact
Keith at Edwin's Boat Yard 365-6006 or P.O.
Box AB20357 Marsh Harbour.

34' Uniflite Sport Sedan, twin 210 HP
Cummins, 2 A/C, ice maker, 3.5 KW Onan,
outriggers, Ideal anchor windlass, Loran, swim
platform. Duty Pd $29,000. Will consider a
trade for smaller boat. Call 365-6288
36' Fishing Boat w/two 3208 Cats, one
Westerbeke gen., extras. $36,000 or best offer,
Call 365-4261

36' BOTEL houseboat, fully equipped, A/C,
stove, fridge, etc. Engine needs some work,
asking $10,000. Call Nassau 242-324-1147
after 5 P.M. or Cathy O'Kelleher 367-2835
after 6 P.M.

39' Houseboat, good condition, no engine, in
Marsh Harbour. $14,000 Call 367-2184

42' FERRETTI CRAFT 1982 Yacht, 6' 5"
draft, ketch rigged, new designer interior, air.
cond., inverter, radar, TV, microwave, etc.
Twin Mercedes 240D diesels, dual steering
stations. Excellent for live-aboard or long
range cruising. Bahamian registration, located
in Marsh Harbour. Priced to sell $88,000. Call
303-239-6303 or 303-337-3654.

52' Houseboat 1988 custom aluminum hull, 2
Volvo turbo 130 HP dual prop I/O, 10 KW
gen. set, 2 Cruisaire AC, fully furnished &
equipped. 320 gal diesel, 700 gal water, sleeps
8, full galley, 3 staterooms, $110,000 Firm
Call 367-2043

TWO Yamaha Wave Runners 650cc., parts
& accessories, duty paid
DOUBLE TRAILER for Wave Runners
BIG FOOT beach trailer/launcher
All for $5,000 Call 365-8335
Dry Storage for small boats, Call Eugene
Weatherford at 367-3965
70 HP Evinrude, brand new
60 HP Evinrude, used
200 HP Evinrude, two used engines
150 HP Mercury. two used
70 HP Johnson, used
Phone or fax 365-8028
29' Loadmaster aluminum boat trailer,
1997, two axle 7,000 lb. capacity, accepts keel
boat, $3,200. See Bob Ball at Little Harbour,
or Call AZIMUTH on VHF.
Twin Volvo TMD40 diesel engines,
propellers, with spare transmissions, can be
sold separately. $5,000 Call 366-0291

Groceries All you need & MORE
Vegetables & Canned Goods
Fruits, Dairy Products & Frozen
Monday Friday 7:30 am 6 pmrn
Saturday 7:30 am 7 pm
Phone or Fax 3866-2022

National Marine
Authorized Distributor for
Mercury & Mariner
Sales, Service & a Complete
Line of Marine Accessories MRER
Certified Mechanic on Duty
Royce Sands, President
Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2326


Lookout House, Eastern Shore, Marsh Harbour, furnished
2 bedroom, 2 bath, decks, enclosed patio, large sea to sea lot,
protected southside dock, lush landscaping, magnificent views

Leisure Lee, Abaco, 2100 sq. ft. residence on canal lot, open
beam ceilings, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fully furnished, satellite,
truck, car, 2 car garage, 2 adjoining canal lots, boat ramp.
Will sell three lots together or separately.

PHONE 242-367-2719 OR FAX 367-2359


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