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Some Duties Lowered in New Budget

Education Funding Raised, Basic Tax Structure Remains

The budget for the next financial year
was presented to the House of Assembly
and Bahamians will benefit from many
changes it will bring. The total budget of
$990 will contain no new or additional
taxes except for international business

New Wellfield

Being Planned
Dr. Richard Cant, Family Island
Manager of the Water and Sewerage
Corporation of the Bahamas, is expecting
that soon Abaco will be benefitting from
a better water system. Under negotiations
now, the government is negotiating now
with the Inter-American Development
Bank for a loan of S17 million for water
projects on several Family Island
including Abaco. Negotiations are not
completed as yet but the Water and
Sewerage Corporation is ready to go to
tender as soon as negotiations are
complete. Dr. Cant expects it will

PLEASE SEE Water Page 19

companies and banks.
The major expenditures include $153
million for education, $191 million for
repayment of the national debt, $128
million for law enforcement and national
security and $125 million for health care
services. The budget for capital expendi-
ture is $122 million.
There will be a reduction in the duty
rates of a number of items:
* chicken, from 70 percent to 35 percent
* computer software, duty eliminated
* diabetic testing paraphernalia, duty
* respiration apparatus, duty eliminated
and stamp tax reduced from seven per-
cent to two percent
* farming pesticides and other chemi-
cals, duty eliminated
* jewellery manufacturing items, duty
* combination television and radio appli-
ances, from 65 percent to 25 percent
* television and VCR combination appli-
ances, from 45 percent to 25 percent
* golf carts, from 65 percent to 35 per-

The sportfishing boat BLACK COLD brought this 404 pound bluemarlin to the
dock during the Bahamas Billfish Championship tournament held at Boat Har-
bour with 80 boats entered.f-se stories oh page 2.

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Pictured above ar Cect bury and Ganeetre Albury, wives of the two principle
owners of the newly opened T sxao $S Service Station n Mans Harbour.

By Stephanie qH le!t"aOw.
Members of the cooinInity celebrated
the opening ofAbaco's first Texaco Pood
Mat Aon Myy 6th in Marsh Harbour
The :statEf-4hm-art facility is operated
by Lonniie and Philip Atury, and,
Slip's son, AndMwe. CMa ta Mbuwy
.ad Mrs. Geaneue AIaWy b toe
hio nrof cutting the ribbon to officially

The celebration w,a .well attended by
representative of the company, including
te Albury brothers. Mariette Storr, Area
Manager Family Islands, and Trevor
Edgehill, General Manager, members of
the community a local dignitaries.
M&. Str was moderator for the

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On May 30 Pilot Club International added a third club in the Bahamas when the
Pilot Club of Abaco Bahamas held their inaugural meeting at the Touch of Class
restaurant in Treasure Cay. Pictured above in the front row are (7 to,rj Ms. Sybil
Hanna. President of the Pilot Club of Nassau; Ms. Theresa Pinder, Cbrresponding
Secretary; Ms. Charlamae Fernander, President; Ms. Veronica Nairn, President Elect.

Power Is Affordable for Bah. Palm

On May 8th Mr. Freeman Duncanson,
General Manager of Bahamas Electricity
Corporation, made an announcement that
all residents of Bahama Palm Shores
have been waiting years to hear. BEC is
prepared to put electricity in that
subdivision when 30 residents pay the
required deposits.
At a previous meeting which Mr.
Duncanson held with the homeowners of
Bahama Palm Shores, 42 owners

indicated they were interested in getting
electricity if the cost was acceptable. At
that time Mr. Duncanson estimated the
cost would be approximately $7000
which the homeowners were not pleased
However, in the meeting of May 8th,
Mr. Duncanson brought the good news
that the cost per owner would be $2500.


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Page 2 The Abaconian June 1998

Marlin Fishermen Dominate The Marine Scene

The spring and early summer months
are the times of fishing tournaments
throughout Abaco. The billfish are
prevalent and those not able to hook one
can console themselves with wahoo,
dolphin or tuna. This is the time these
fish migrate to more northern waters and
their travels take them off the coast of
This year has been a busy one with
tournaments up and down Abaco. The
second leg of the Bahamas Billfish
Championship was held in Treasure Cay
on April 26th through May 1st. This was
followed by the prestigious Bertram
Hatteras Shootout at Abaco Beach Resort
on May 5th to 10th.
Green Turtle Club held their own
Green Turtle Club Invitational on May
12th to 16th followed by the third leg of
the Bahamas Billfish Championship at
Walker's Cay on May 17th to 22nd. The
Penny Turtle Billfish Ball was on May
25th to 28th at Abaco Beach Resort
which then hosted the fourth leg of the
Bahamas Billfish Tournament on May
31st to June 5th. Abaco Beach Resort
will continue with their series of fishing
tournaments on July 3rd to 6th with their
Boat Harbour Allfish Tournament.

Bertram Hatteras
Seventy luxury fishing boats competed
in the nineteenth Bertram Hatteras
Shootout as they vied to see which
company would win the top place for this
year. Purely a billfish competition, the
anglers spent three days, May 7th to 9th,
working hard to get to the number one
spot. This annual competition is between
two top names in the pleasure boating
industry, Bertram Yachts and Hatteras
This year the winner was The Edge, a
Hatteras which boated a blue weighing in
at 554 pounds caught by Keith Kissner.
The In Flight, another Hatteras, brought
in a 496 pounder. For third place
Counter Attack, a third Hatteras, brought
in a 266 pound blue. The only other
boated marlin was a 259 pounder brought
in this time by a Bertram named Akra
Outdoors. The top release boat was
Estella, a Hatteras. This year's winner
was clearly Hatteras.
The total number of bill fish caught
was 45: one sailfish, six white marlin
and 38 blue marlin. Forty-one were
Entering this prestigious tournament is
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next thirteen years Walker's Cay hosted
the competition. This is the fourth year
for the competition to use the facilities at
Abaco Beach Resort. They reserve the
entire resort for their event. There are
many shore activities which include trips
to the cays for the women, performing
magicians, bands, singers and the best
service the Bahamas has to offer.
Mr. Hutch Hutchengs of Hatteras
Allied Marine Group and Mr. Jim
Schaefer of Bertram, long time friends
and organizers of this competition, along
with Penny Turtle and the staff of Abaco
Beach Resort did a superb job of
entertaining and providing a great time
with excellent food and service.
The individual winner last year was
Dic Gordon on a Bertram, AT LAST,
who boated a 603 pounder. However,
Hatteras won the overall trophy.
Along with the top sports fishermen
come many enthusiastic sponsors:

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Three of the key people at the Abaco Beach Resort who so ably entertain all the fishing
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Abaco Beach Resort. They are, 1. to r., Cheryl Crain, part time Marsh Harbour resident,
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Page 4 T~ Abaconlan Juni98

Central Abaco

Pilot Club to Hold
Installation Banquet
By Charlene A.M. Fernander
All indications are that Abaco will
warmly welcome its newest service
organization this weekend when the two-
month old Pilot Club of Abaco hosts its
first Installation Banquet. The semi-
formal, gala affair will take place at the
Touch of Class Restaurant, Treasure
Cay, and about 20 Pilot sisters will be
formally inducted into the world-wide
Pilot International Organization in a
moving candlelight ceremony.
Abaco Pilots have been preparing for
this event since April 18th when 28
members of the Pilot Club of.Nassau,
including its current president, Mrs.
Sybil Hanna, spent a busy fun-filled
weekend in Marsh Harbour hosting a
recruitment meeting and touring the
Central Abaco District accompanied by
their "infant" Abaco sisters.
The Pilots have since had several
fund-raisers, a Pot Luck Cookout and a
fry fish stall at the weekly Fish Fry, in
anticipation of founding this arm of the
Club. They have been very well
supported by the people of Abaco.
The guest speaker at the Installation
Banquet will be Ms. Pamela
Bridgewater, Acting United States
Ambassador to the Bahamas.
Pilot Club of Abaco incumbent
President will be Ms. Charlamae L.
Fernander, who is also Chief Welfare
Officer, Department of Social Services
for Abaco.


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Update: The Installation Banquet was
held on May 30th at the Touch of Class
Restaurant in Treasure Cay and it was
indeed a beautiful ceremony. Ms.
Bridgewater spoke of the high ideals
which the Pilot sisters adhere to and the
great work the club does.
The President of Pilot International,
Lily Tatafu Moore gave her
congratulations to the newly formed club
as did Sybil Hanna, of the Pilot Club in
Other officers of the newly formed
club include Ms. Veronica Nairn,
President Elect; Ms. Giselle Salandy,
Vice President; Ms. Michelle Chandler,
Treasurer; Zalli Moon Chu, Recording
Secretary; Theresa Pinder,
Corresponding Secretary; Louise Rose;
Chaplain; and Peggy Cooper, Bettyann
Woodside, Ellen Meldor and Neulessa
Lundy-Major, Directors.
RND Cinema to
Open Soon
By Stephanie Humblestone
The RND Cinema complex will be
open by mid-June, according to the
company's General Manager on Abaco,
Mr. Junior Albury from Cherokee. "We
want everything in perfect order before
we open," said Mr. Albury. Ground
breaking took place last October and
construction on its site behind the
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been steady ever since.

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News of the Cays

Hope Town
Aids Meeting at Hope Town
By Stephanie Humblestone
A public meeting at Hope Town on the
27th of May was held to update the
community on the present status of
HIV/AIDS in the Bahamas.
Nurse Peggy Cooper from the Marsh
Harbour Government Clinic chaired the
meeting and Nurse Letty Martz of the
Hope Town Clinic assisted. Nurse
Cooper brought with her a mine of
information which she presented to the
adult audience along with many hand-
outs and even free condoms.
Nurse Letty opened with a description
of the stages and symptoms of HIV, how
it is tested and dispelled certain myths
about its mode of transmission.. Many
present were concerned and confused
about whether the disease is carried by
mosquitoes a very real concern as we
get into the thick of mosquito season.
Nurse Letty reassured people that the
mosquito passes on insufficient blood to
infect its victim.
Nurse Peggy reiterated what we
commonly know about contracting the
HIV virus through sex, blood, blood
transfusions, infected needles, semen,
vaginal and cervical secretions of an
infected person, and from mother to child
during pregnancy.
She reported that there are now
approximately 7000 people in The
Bahamas who have tested positive for

HIV virus. Of those about 3,000 have
developed Stage 4 HIV infection or full
blown AIDS and roughly the same
number are healthy carriers.
The incidence of HIV infection is
approximately 85 % native Bahamian and
15% non-native Bahamian. The leading
cause of death of persons in The
Bahamas between the ages of 15-44 is
Of special concern is the number of
young women who are HIV positive,
especially those who are pregnant.
Therefore, there will be an increase in
the number of children born with the
Anti-viral drugs to arrest the virus are
prohibitively expensive and sometimes
inaccessible in the Bahamas.
The percentage breakdown of HIV
infections in the Bahamas is New
Providence 86 percent, Grand Bahama
six percent, Eleuthera, Abaco and all
other family islands three percent each.
A curious cross section of the
community was present children and
married individuals. Teenagers and those
in their early twenties were
conspicuously absent. It is this group
which is at most risk for contacting
Fire Truck Named
By Candace Key
Terrance Sweeting (T.C.) was the
proud winner of a very special watch for

naming the Hope Town Fire and Rescue
Squad's boat. His name Little Squirt was
chosen by squad members from entries
submitted by school children for the
contest. The watch he won has the Fire
Department logo on its face and is one of
only two watches made this way.
Congratulations, T.C.!
Heritage Day Remembered
By Candace Key
Pictures keep arriving at the school
from people who attended our Annual
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum
Heritage Day. It reminds us how much
fun we had marching in the parade to the
Junkanoo drums and horns, holding our
Bahamian national colour balloons high
to celebrate 25 Years of Bahamian
Independence. Senior students proudly
carried the flags in front of a beautifully
designed banner noting the Independence
celebration. Grades 1 and 2 wore hats
depicting Bahamian symbols, Grades 3
and 4 wore traditional Junkanoo costumes
they made using fringed newspaper and
Grades 5 and 6 proudly carried antique
guns and flags and the banner as the


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official parade honour guards.
The parade with all its gaily decorated
golf carts, fire truck with sirens blaring,
juggler, Loyalist-costumed marchers,
followed the official Parade Marshal's
carts carrying Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt
Lowe. When the parade was over,
marchers, government officials,
community members, visitors and
children gathered in Jarret Park to hear
the Hope Town students sing several
songs depicting Loyalist history. After
trophies were given out (every child won
a trophy!), the speakers, Mr. Leonard
Thompson, Mr. Chester Thompson and
Mr. Elta Bethel entertained the crowd by
talking about life growing up in Hope
Town 50 years ago. Chicken souse and
johnny cake with delicious baked goods
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South Abaco News

By Lee Pinder
There seem to be intermittent fires
from one end of Abaco to the other and
it is definitely more visible when coming
in for a landing at the airport. We in
Cherokee have had two extremely long
draught periods and, needless to say, we
are praying for rain.
However, on the other had, I can't
remember a year when we had such a
variety of wild birds or so many beautiful
wild flowers growing up through the dust
and rock. It makes you wonder how they
can possible survive. Whether we blame
it on El Nifio or something else, I
suggest we all take a look around and
appreciate it while it lasts.
And how about these red-headed
woodpeckers? Has there ever been a year
when there have been so many of them?
They are truly causing havoc with some
of the old wooden houses around
Cherokee. They have drilled holes under
nearly every eave in town and there are
great wars between the species to see
who is going to occupy the spaces. A
family of woodpeckers only have to go in
search of food before group of little
"Muffs," as they are called locally, move
right in; then the war begins to see who
is going to be the final residents. All fun
aside, I love birds as well as the next
person and I admit the woodpeckers are
a majestic bird, but are also very
destructive, very destructive indeed!
Administrator Hart says they are
endangered and, therefore, cannot be
shot. So what are we to do about them
School News
Congratulations to Cody Bethel,
winner of the Second Grad Spelling Bee
held May 25th.
The field trip to Nassau was a huge
success and a fun time was had by all.
I'm sure the students who went will have

a renewed and exciting outlook about
their country and the way their
government works as well as being able
to see Nassau from a tourist's
prospective while viewing the many sites
of interest in our nation's capital. It is
do in and around our community. Why
don't we try giving them a hand once in
a while.
The following is a copy of a letter
which I was asked to pass on.
To the wonderful people of Cherokee
Dear Friends,
It is a sad time for us. We have had
the privilege of getting to know a lot of
you here in the settlement since Trip has
come to school each day. Now we must
move back to the United States full time.
We have felt honored to be part of
your community. We have enjoyed your
company, your stories, your generosity
and your open-heartedness. Lots of great
memories and friendships will keep us
think of you in the years to come. Trip
will miss the pals he has make at the
We'll be back for visits and hope that
you will stop to see us if you are in the
Tampa area.
With warmest regards,
Zef, Oona and Trip Fessenden
Church Conference
The Methodist Church is once again
under renovations. An all-wood
wainscoting is being added to enhance its
already majestic interior. In addition, a
brand new dias is being constructed with
some minor repairs being done to the
original pulpit which is believed to be
over 100 years old.
The congregation has decided to takeU..UU L L
advantage of this unique opportunity to
collect some thought from their members
to place in a "time capsule" to be placed
within the new woodwork when the

Pictured above are the students on the Cherokee School field trip to Nassau. They are
shown on the steps of Government House with the Governor General, Sir Orville

pulpit is again raised. The old pulpit has
not been moved in over sixty years and
may not be moved again for another
sixty years. But whenever it is moved
again, a congregation in the future will
find greetings from the friends and

members of 1998.
This reporter has just returned from a
few days at the Fifth Annual Bahamas
Conference of the Methodist Churches,


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Fishing Tournaments Boost Economy

By Isobel L. Sherman
There are other sides of the Bertram
Hatteras Shoot Out Fishing Tournament
that most residents of Abaco either do
not see or do think about. The most
common complaint is that the Abaco
Beach Resort and Boat Harbour is closed
to the general public for the duration of
the tournament.
There are two reasons for this. First,
the property is filled to capacity. All of
the hotel rooms and villas are full and
the tournament brings in over four
hundred persons. The second reason is
that the tournament brings some very
affluent persons as participants and these
persons want their privacy and the
tournament insure their privacy. It is an
invitation only tournament and even
though many are repeat invitations, one
of the reasons they repeatedly fish the
Bertram Hatteras Shoot Out is because of
the atmosphere Jim Schaefer of Bertram,
Hutch Hutchengs of Hatteras and Penny
Turtle of the Abaco Beach Resort work
hard to provide. Other persons who work
to make this tournament a success are
Terry Curry, Kevie Thomas, Cecil
Ingraham, Lee Christoffel, Carolyn
Smith, Chef Dietmar, Barbara Simmons
and Frank Knowles of the resort staff.
Since the tournament moved from
Walker's Cay to Abaco Beach Resort and
Boat Harbour Marina three years ago,
the wives of those fishing have had more
things to do and more places to shop.
This year Abaco Gold treated the wives
to lunch at Wally's Restaurant and then
provided a guided tour of their new
store. The store opened the Saturday
before the tournament across from the
entrance to the resort. Barbara Schaefer,
wife of Jim Schaefer, talked about the
wonderful lunch at Wally's and how
superb the cracked conch was. In
addition, she talked of seeing all of the
beautiful things at Abaco Gold and of
champagne glasses that were so delicate
she was afraid to touch them.
The ladies took trips to Hope Town
and to Man-O-War while their husbands
fished. They shopped at Little
Switzerland and other stores in the area
and enjoyed the Marsh Harbour area in

general. Many were pleased with the new
ferry schedules that allowed them to take
a quick trip to Hope Town for lunch and
come back sooner than they could have
at last year's tournament.
Wally's Restaurant had dinner
reservations for tournament participants
booked weeks in advance. Last year
Wally's had record breaking sales during
the tournament. This alone dispels the
misconception in Marsh Harbour that the
Abaco Beach Resort wishes to keep all
participants on their property and
encourages them not to leave the
As a result of their positive
experiences in Marsh Harbour, the
tournament will become more family
oriented. Participants can bring their
families to the tournament because there
are all sorts of things for their families to
do while the men are out fishing. This
could not happen when the tournament
was held at Walker's Cay.
Economically the whole Marsh
Harbour area and even the whole island
does benefit from this prestigious
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Administrators & Teachers Can Change a School

Students now dread being sent to the
principal's office because that requires
that they go home to bring a parent to
school. They are not being expelled or
suspended, just required to bring a
parent. In this way parents are being
made responsible for the behaviour of
their children.
Students do not leave their classrooms
without a pass pinned to their clothing
which states which class and which
teacher has allowed them to leave the
classrooms. There is always one of the
administrators roaming the campus. It
might be the principal, the senior master
or the senior mistress but they are

constantly aware of what is happening on
the campus and in the classrooms.
The academics are changing as well.
Good grades are required before students
are promoted. Knowing that if their
grades are not satisfactory, students are
working much harder to earn good
grades. National examinations will soon
show a change.
These changes have brought about a
transformation which is apparent even to
visitors to the school. This shows what
can be accomplished with a dedicated
group of teachers sincerely wanting to
help the students and determined to find
novel ways to approach their problems.

Many of our schools have excellent
dedicated teachers who hopefully will be
given a chance to put into place systems
which will create a good learning
atmosphere and will instill a pride of
accomplishment. Our island will be in
good hands with graduates joining the
work world who are dedicated to doing a
good job, who have good work ethics
and are morally well grounded in
honourable principles.
Thanks to the staff and students of
S.C. Bootle for giving us all such a
dramatic lesson in what can be
accomplished in our schools with a little
extra effort.

S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper's
Town is a typical sprawling campus
much in the same order as many school
campuses in the Bahamas. Single-story
classroom blocks, each containing three
to four classrooms, are spaced
throughout the area leaving a central
open common space. The buildings are
painted a pale yellow with a couple of
trees breaking up the monotony of the
open space.
For some time now the school has had
a poor reputation. The students were
unresponsive as they studied. Behaviour
was not good. When one S.C. Bootle
teacher spoke of the school where he was
teaching to his colleagues in Nassau, they
were appalled to learn where he taught.
The school's reputation was one of the
worst and the students felt they were on
the bottom.
However, the good news is that that
teacher is one of the persons bringing
about a dramatic change to the school.
Over the past four or five years, the
school has been transformed. Students
now are proud of themselves and their
school. They carry themselves with self-
respect, wearing their uniforms with
dignity. They speak respectfully and are
orderly and disciplined.
What has brought about such a
transformation? A dedicated principal and
staff who have worked together in
initiating changes which encourage the
students to do better academically and
help them modify their behaviour where
necessary. The staff are supportive and
complimentary, they brag on their
students and are proud of their
They have established policies which
directly deal with the issues. For students
who use bad language, they have a
cussing class and work with the students
individually to find more acceptable ways
of coping with their frustrations. For
some of the more troublesome students,
they required that they dress well, with
polished shoes and neckties. Slowly their
behaviour was modified in response to
their new image. Positive reinforcement
by the staff has encouraged modified

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Letters to the Editor

Protect our Resources
Dear Editor,
While driving back and forth to
Cooper's Town for a period of a week
recently I was disturbed to see how much
of our pine forest have been destroyed by
bush fires. During the week there was a
bush fire in Treasure Cay as well as the
large bush fire on the S.C. Bootle
Highway between Kipco and Marsh
Harbour and I also understand that the
pine forests have been ravaged by fires
going south.
Growing up in the United States as a
school child we were taught about the
danger of forest fires using Smoky the
Bear. I thought as I was driving that
maybe we need an educational
programme because I do not think all of
these bush fires begin by spontaneous
combustion. Some may be caused by just
carelessly throwing a lighted cigarette out
the window of a car and some may be
deliberately started for whatever reason.
Maybe it is time that businesses and
community leaders think about a bush
fire prevention programme. Maybe
school children could have a contest to
identify and name a mascot that would be
the "spokesperson for bush fire
prevention" as Smokey is for the United
In addition, maybe we can also have a
sign contest and have different civic
organizations sponsor putting up signs on
the highway to remind persons of the
dangers of bush fires.
We in the Bahamas have been blessed
with a beautiful environment and we
must learn not only to just appreciate it
but we must learn to preserve and protect
it for future generations.
Isobel Sherman
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regrettable experience I had in the
Bahamas that I think could have been
prevented. Some friends and I had rented
a sailboat for a wonderful week sailing
around the Abacos. However, when it
came time to return home we were
caught by the recent storms in Florida.
We were to fly out of Marsh Harbour
to West Palm Beach on March 1st via
BahamasAir flight 406M. However, the
flight was canceled due to the poor
weather conditions on the route to West
Palm Beach. We were dismayed, but we
had to accept that one cannot control the
weather conditions and should really
appreciate that the pilots are concerned
for everyone's safety. We were
disappointed though that BahamasAir
made no arrangements for rooms or
transportation, or even some sort of
discounted rooms/transportation. They
simply left their desk at the airport and
we were left to fend for ourselves.
This scenario repeated itself again on
March 2nd. However, that day I was
able to find an open seat available on
Island Air flight to Fort Lauderdale at
1:45 p.m. Island Air informed me that
they would be happy to take me but I
would need BahamasAir to sign the ticket
over to Island Air.
I spoke with the BahamasAir station
manager, Mr. Morgan Tumquest, andlie
told me it is not the policy of
BahamasAir to do this because it would
cause a loss of revenue for their airline.
I explained that it is in the best interest
of their airline to help their customers
when faced with the adverse conditions
that we were facing and they should
consider the benefit of all parties
involved. He reinforced that he could
never sign this ticket over to Island Air
and that he would face termination if he
ever would make such a transfer of
revenue away from BahamasAir. I was
shocked and (a little embarrassed to
admit) near tears that any business could
behave so ruthlessly, especially
considering the wonderful experiences we
had in the past week talking with the
residents of this area.
Needless to say, I will never fly with
this airline again and I have informed the
two largest travel agencies in Minnesota
that this is the policy of BahamasAir.
These travel agencies, Rosenbluth Travel
and Total World Travel, agreed that they
could not recommend this airline to their
customers and they would no longer
issue any tickets for flights with
BahamasAir, especially since there are
several other airline options for flights to
Marsh Harbour.
I truly enjoyed our week in the Abacos
and I wish this had not happened,
especially since it could have been
prevented by simply caring for another

person as you would wish them to care
for you, and not following a ruthless
corporate policy. I would recommend to
Mr. Tumquest that a job with a company
of the poor nature of BahamasAir is not
such a valuable possession to have, and
he should not worry so much about
losing his job.
Tom Sem
An Abaco Mystery
The Case of the Missing Painting
In late October of 1997 my husband,
son and I met the DUKE of TOPSAIL at
the port of Marsh Harbour to pick up a
truck and cargo we had driven from
Alberta, Canada, to West Palm Beach
and shipped over. On top of one of the
large plywood packing crates, we had
shipped was a framed water-color
painting, painted by my now decreased
mother. Somehow, after taking it out for
the Customs inspection, we failed to
repack it with the other removed items.
Nearly three weeks later, we finally
unpacked the crates at our home in Sandy
Point and realized that my precious
painting was missing. We returned to the
port and with the aide of the Customs
people searched high and low for it, to
no avail.
My hope is that someone "out there"
found it, lost and neglected, and adopted
it (temporarily) to save it from a sure and
terrible fate at the dock. It is
approximately 18 inches by 24 inches
with a simple wood frame and glass
front. It is a winter scene with a small
snow-covered cabin or shed. The
signature is either Mollie Horn or just
Horn (Mollie Hem). If anyone has seen
my painting, please call me, Erica
Asselin at 366-4141 or Jack Hardy at
Thank you.
Erica Asselin
Appreciates Abaco
To the Editor,
For the past four years my family has
had the good fortune of renting Matt
Lowes Cay for the month of March. We
look forward every year to this
wonderful change from the rainy, snowy
weather of North Idaho.
The people of the Abacos are so
friendly, and over the years we have our
favorite restaurants and haunts we can't
wait to return to. The boating is deal and
we all enjoy skin diving on the many
reefs for lobster. The island is wonderful
for children of all ages with always a
beach to go to even on windy days.
Having travelled many places in the
world, I do believe the water in the
Bahamas is the most beautiful so

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colorful and clear. The Abacos are a
very special place and I feel lucky to be
able to visit every year with my family.
A special thanks to everyone for all
their help in making our trips most
Marilyn Chambers and family
Who Sets Forest Fires
Dear Sir/Madame,
I would like to know who the
imbeciles are who keep lighting the
forests fires. Do they delude themselves
that Abaco pine is the hardest in the
world and that the sap will protect them?
Do they not notice that the trees get
thinner and thinner every year? Do they
know the island south of here called
Hispafiola where half the island is lush
and rich and beautiful, and the other half
is Haiti, where the natives have burned
all their forests for charcoal and have
barren, unproductive land.
Is this the legacy that they want to
leave for their grandchildren?
Is There Hope for BEC
Dear Editor,
I wonder if you would kindly print this

Fisheries Holds
By Charlene Fernander
The Department of Fisheries, Marsh
Harbour, held a Fisheries Course at the
hall of St. John the Baptist Anglican
Church on May 6th. The one day
seminar was intended to apprise all
fishery houses in the Abacos of the
following information:
1. regulations regarding the protection of
fishing/marine resources in the country
2. methods to avoid contamination of
caught seafood and to minimize spoilage
3. cleaning and sanitation procedures
Course Facilitators were Fisheries
Officers, Messrs. Douglas Murray and
Edward Taylor from the Department of
Fisheries, Nassau, assisted by Mr.
Wayne Cornish, Assistant Fisheries
Officer, Abaco. Eighteen person from
South and Central Abaco attended the
seminar and felt empowered by it.
The day before, a similar seminar was
held by the two Fisheries Officers at
Cooper's Town. Again, eighteen persons
with fishing concerns who reside in
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Thank You
This past Easter, my husband and I
along with our friends, spent ten very
wonderful days visiting your Abaco
paradise. We wanted to extend our
general thanks to all the islanders who
demonstrated such great friendliness and
hospitality and a very special thanks to a
group of cab drivers from Marsh
Harbour who came to our rescue on our
last day. This trip was particularly
special for us because we had to travel so
far to reach our destination. We are from
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, in the
very heart of the prairies. The closest
ocean to us is the Pacific which is 825
miles to the west. In order for us to
reach Abaco, we had to fly a total of
2650 air miles.
The ten days flew by far too quickly
until the morning we were to leave which
turned to quite a comedy of errors. We


Marsh Harbour. We then transported all
our belongings into Uncle Billy's cadillac
taxi and headed to the air port. On the
way he had a flat tire and another cab
driver stopped to assist. I didn't get his
name but he was a tall, good-looking
fellow with a black van. (You know, the
one who picks up the elderly lady every
Sunday morning for church.) He then
dropped us off at the airport and went
back to help Uncle Billy change the tire.
This is when my friend noticed that she
had left her purse in the first cab. Her
husband grabbed another cab and raced
off to catch the first one before they had
finished changing the tire. He arrived
back with the purse just in time to hear
me explaining to my husband that I had
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graduation gift which we had borrowed
for this holiday.) I ran across the way to
the cab stand and asked the drivers inside
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the fellows was finally able to reach the
cab but no camera was found. Next we
tried to make contact with the ferry. It
was most difficult as there were so many
callers on the came channel and lots of
static. was getting really anxious as our
plane was leaving soon. One the of ladies
there, Doralynn, said that she would try.
After attempting to make contact for well
over 15 minutes, she reached the ferry
office and they had the camera. Doralynn
then instructed them to place it in the
first available cab and rush it to the
airport. The cab make it just in time and
saved our wonderful holiday from an
unhappy ending.
Thank you again, Doralynn and all the
people of Abaco who helped make this
visit so memorable. A special hello to
Heather Joy, Francis, Peggy and Chris
Thompson at Hope Town Hideaways.
See you all next Easter.
Cheryl and Jim Simmons

Page 12 The Ahaconian June 99

School News

Forest Heights Academy
Provided by Forest Heights Academy
This year sees our largest graduating
class. The graduation ceremony will take
place at the Below Decks Lounge at
Abaco Beach Resort on the 17th of June
and the key note speaker will be the
Hon. Zhivargo Laing, Minister of Youth
and Sports. Many of the graduates have
already secured their future either by
enrolling in further education of by being
placed in a business on Abaco. The class
has worked hard throughout their school
life and they fully deserve the success
that will come their way.
Subject and school awards will be
presented to grades 7 through 11 on the
18th of June. This awards ceremony will
be held at the present school site at 6
p.m. so that as many parents as possible
can attend. The purpose of this evening
is to honour the students who have made
a contribution to the school or have
received top honours in particular
New Campus
The faculty and students are eagerly
looking forward to September 1998 when
we move onto our new campus. Already
the buildings are a landmark and people
comment daily on the shape, size and
colour of the structure. The new facilities
include a large library, excellent sports
facilities, large bathrooms with changing
areas and showers, a "state of the art"
science laboratory, central air-
conditioning and a music room. It is
certainly a school that has put Abaco
onto the map. Mr. Al Key and all his
hard-working crew deserve our hearty
congratulations for their expertise in
putting together this major project.
The Saints are Marching
By Shawn O'Donnell
Not being as large as the other schools
does not bother St. Francis de Sales.
When it comes to competing, they go all
out! The Saints came away from a recent
track meet with their share of the
medals. With twenty athletes coached by
the P.E. instructor Shawn O'Donnell, the
Saints won a total of ten medals. The
medal winners included Joanna Clensier.
silver, softball throw; Cicero Henriquez,
gold, long jump; Brittany Sawyer,
bronze, 400 m.; Natasha Arte, gold, long
jump and bronze, 800m. The girls' 4 x
100 m. relay team, Brittany Sawyer,
Natasha Arte, Marcia McKenzie and
Viline Baptiste, won a bronze.
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the meet was a success from start to
finish due to the officials and time
keepers who kept things moving.
The Saints will be sending three of its
members to Nassau to compete in the
National Primary Track and Field Meet.
They include Natasha Arte, long jump;
Cicero Henriquez, long jump; and Joanna
Clensier, softball throw.
Congratulations go to all members of
the Saints who practiced hard, tried their
best and had fun because that's what it's
all about!
Hope Town School
Principal Honored
By Candace Key
Principal Candace Key of the Hope
Town Primary School was honored to be
asked to attend a week long workshop in
Nassau recently. She met with several
other principals, College of the Bahamas
professors and the Ministry of Education
officials to revise a Caricom module
Teaching Multi-Grade Classrooms. The
handbook will be used by teachers in the
Caribbean, African nations and
throughout Asia who are teaching multi-
grades. The facilitator of the workshop
was Caricom's Director of Education,
Dr. Lucy Steward from London,
Swim Meet Held
By Candace Key
Hope Town School students eagerly
look forward to the annual Perry Cooke
Memorial Swim Meet each year. It is an
open water meet held in White Sound
harbour. The school would like to offer
its sincere thanks to swim coach Carrie
Cash for her untiring, dedicated training
of the Hope Town children for the past

several years. We are indebted to the
Hope Town Lodge, Abaco Inn, Patrick
Stuart and his set-up crew and Mrs.
Molly Anderson for the use of their
facilities and their donated time. We are
very fortunate to have these facilities and
the time of community members who
help in the meet's success each year.
It was an honour to have Mrs. Cheryl
Cooke officially open the meet (held in
her husband's memory) this year. Mr.
Jackson McIntosh, District
Superintendent of Schools, welcomed to
the meet the swimmers from the various
schools on Abaco and gave a brief
history of the meets. Charlie Cooke and
Patrick Stuart acted as meet announcers.

Sandra Cooke traveled from Nassau to
help out and daughter Jessica Cooke
proudly swam away with high point
senior girl's trophy. Hope Town's Nurse
Lettie Martz soothed children's jellyfish
stings with brand new state-of-art
reusable pads. It was a status symbol to
carry one around. They are formulated to
work on all sea stings. Great Folks!
Great Day!
This year ten schools took part in the
meet. As ferries pulled up to the dock to
take swimmers, coaches and parents back
to the mainland, tired swimmers left with
medals clanging around their necks and


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People in the News.

Savetheda Fynes has excelled again in
track coming in second in the "World's
Fastest Woman" race in China on May
12th. Coming in third place was another
Bahamian, Chandra Sturrup. The 100-
meter race was won by an American,
Marion Jones whose time was the second
fastest time ever. The two Bahamians
will compete in Nassau next month at the
National Open Track and Field
The Chinese promoters had offered
$120,780 if any of the sprinters could
break the previous record of 10.49
seconds. First place winner Ms. Jones'
time was 10.71 seconds while Ms. Fynes
time was 11.06 seconds.
Ms. Fynes is from Cooper's Town and
is the daughter of Pearl Lewis. She is
presently attending Michigan State
University in Lansing, Michigan, on a
track and field scholarship.
By Stephanie Humblestone
Amanda Bethel, daughter of Willard
and Suzanne Bethel from Hope Town, is

now studying to be a paralegal at
Virginia Highland Community College in
Abingdon, Virginia.
Amanda, who graduated from Abaco
Central High School in 1997, began her
studies on the 20th of January 1998. The
course will require two years at her
present college and a subsequent four
years at a university.

LeMelle Wilson successfully
completed her course of study at Florida
Southern College and received a Bachelor
of Science degree in Biology. Florida

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Ms. Wilson is the daughter of Livingston
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Renee Archer has received her
Masters of Science degree from Texas
Southern University in Houston, Texas.
She majored in counseling. Ms. Archer
plans to get experience for one year
before beginning work toward a
doctorate in counseling.
Ms. Archer is a daughter of the late
Captain Garnett Archer and Mrs. Vyrona
Archer of Marsh Harbour.
Myrtle Murray, who lived here for
several years, was a Baha'i delegate to
the National Spiritual Assembly of the
Baha'is in Haife, Israel, held April 29th
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Darts Team Includes Abaco Winner

By Charlene Fernander
The Bahamas Darts Federation,
comprised of Abaco, Grand Bahama and
Nassau Darts Associations, held its
annual tournament in Marsh Harbour this
year. The competitors, who were the best
representatives of respective leagues
including 17 men and eight women,
assembled May 1st and 2nd at St. John
the Baptist Anglican Church Hall and
battled for top place on the Bahamas
National Team. This team is scheduled to
compete in St. Lucia, West Indies on
lulv 8th to 20th. 1998. for the Caribbean
Darts Cup.
The Bahamas Darts Federation won
this Cup in 1996 when they competed in
the Turks and Caicos Island. The
tournament was a long but exciting one

Bahamas Sunfish
Races Scheduled
The 1998 Bahamas Sunfish Nationals
are scheduled to be held in Nassau at
Montagu Bay on June 20th and 21st.
There will be three races each of the
days and the trophy presentation will
follow immediately at the Nassau Yacht
Club. ISCA membership is required
before anyone can participate.

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for which the various members of the
Darts associations spent tedious hours
during the course of this new year,
limbering up their wrists and perfecting
their stance.
The Abaco participants in the darts
tournament were Earl Smith and Wayne
Bastian for the men and Liz Kemp for
the women. Earl Smith from Abaco will
be part of the newly assembled Bahamas
Darts Federation Masters for 1998 and
will be competing in July for the
Caribbean Darts Cup.

By September Dundas Town and
Murphy Town are expected to have an
additional 600 phone lines. At this time
the Eastern Shore system is underway.
The company hopes to be able to install
phones to that part of Marsh Harbour by
the end of July. The engineering for
phones for Little Harbour is underway
The crews are busy on Elbow Cay.
They are working now to install service
on the south end of the island and will
finish there by the end of July. They are
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Phone service for the residents of
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Obituaries Residents & f friends

Cecil R. Cartwright of Marsh
Harbour passed away on May 8th. His
funeral was on May 16th at Central
Gospel Chapel in Nassau with Pastors
Allen Lee, Tom Roberts, Ed Allen and
Rex Major officiating. Burial was in the
Ebenezer Cemetery in Nassau.
Mr. Cartwright was a well known
contractor. Additionally, he devoted
much of his life to the spreading of the
Gospel through youth work, prison work,
evangelistic work and financial support
of missionary work. He was active at
Central Gospel Chapel in Nassau as well
in the Association of the Brethren
Mr. Cartwright is survived by sons
Pastor David Cartwright, Kenneth and
Paul; daughters-in-law Mary, Sonia and
Priscilla; grandchildren Mrs. Cecile
Albury, Andrew and Jonathan
Cartwright, Monique Abdullah, Michelle
Chemaly, Milena, Candi and
Christopher; great-grandchildren Conner
Albury and Catarina Chemaly; and many
other relatives and a host of friends and
loved ones.

Mr. Cecil Cartwright

Reuben Alexander Dean, 80, of
Sandy Point, passed on early in May.
The funeral service was held on May
17th at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with
Rev. Napoleon Roberts officiating.
Interment was in the Sandy Point Public
Mr. Dean is survived by his wife
Glacie; daughters Prescola Penn and
Vanessa Sears; sons Stanley White, Cyril
and Audric Dean; brother Capt. Ernest
Dean; sisters-in-law Lillian Roberts,
Virgie Lightbourn, Hatie Dean, Ella
Bain, Virginia Adderley, Irene Burrows;
daughters-in-law Ingrid White, Lillian
Dean, Lizzie Dean; son-in-law English
Penn; brothers-in-law; grandchildren;
great-grandchildren and many other
relatives and friends.
Theresa Dames, 63, of Moore's
Island, passed away and the funeral was
on May 16th in Nassau. Burial was in
Ms. Dames is survived by her mother,
daughters, sons, a brother, many
grandchildren and many other relatives
and friends on Moore's Island and in
Murphy Town.
Lauren Laru Edwards, 17, passed
away on May 17th. The funeral service
was on May 23rd at St. Andrews
Methodist Church in Dundas Town with
Rev. Carla Culmer and Rev. Charles
Carey officiating. Burial was in the
Dundas Town Public Cemetery.
Lauren was student at Abaco Central
High School and died as a result of a
injuries he received in a traffic accident.
Lauren is survived by his mother
Geneva Strachan; his father Arnold

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Wild Horses Give Birth to a Colt

By Bernadette Appleyard
A baby was born this week! A little
foal was welcomed into the precariously
tiny herd of 17 wild horses roaming free
under the protection and kind auspices of
the Bahamas Star Farms, citrus growers.
Glimpsed only once or twice since its
birth, we will have to wait until the
mother feels safe letting anyone close

enough to this foal to tell if we have a
new little filly or a little stallion.
Look for upcoming articles announcing
a Name the Foal contest and in
November a Design a Poster contest, one
for students and one for adults to create
posters for future fund raising projects.
How many places in the world can
claim to have their own herd of wild

horses? So few that when Marc Paulhus
of the Humane Society of the United
States, Equine Protection Division, and
representatives of the Pegasus Foundation
visited Abaco to see the horses in March,
they were stunned by their beauty. There
is the possibility these horses could be
descendants of the Spanish Barb horses,
therefore, potentially a herd unique in
this part of the world with ancestors
going back 250 years.
Preserving this wild herd, protecting
it, caring for it to ensure the future
enjoyment of future generations is within
the reach of all Bahamians.
Immediate plans include providing a
safe enclosure, a paddock, where

veterinarians can treat any wounded
horses (dog attacks are frequent,) the
new foal's progress can be recorded
regularly and accurate counts and state of
health can be determined.
The horses would be made welcome
into the paddock on a weekly basis with
special food treats, observed and treated
as necessary, then off to their horsey
business as usual ... grazing, playing or
socializing beneath the shade of the citrus
Any donation will be a contribution to
this goal. Ask friends and family to help
the Abaco Wild Horse Fund collect the
$3,000 needed to build this paddock.
The horses thank you.

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about the person photographing it.

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Billfish Are Featured in May

Fishing FROMPage 2
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well as top magazine representatives.
Their motto: Good Fishing, Good
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Attracts Anglers
The Eleventh Annual Penny Turtle
Billfish Ball was held from May 25 to
May 28th. The anglers enjoyed great
fishing and lots of shore festivities. A
total of 29 boats competed.
The Overall Winner was Sea N'Double
with 950 points who won the coveted
Southern Boating Perpetual Trophy. The
Individual High Point angler was Paul
Osman who won first place on Sea
N'Double with 950 points.
Others winners included Lady S for
Most Released Billfish, Teddy Bear for
Most Tagged Billfish and Martha
Chisholm on the Toy II who was High
Point Lady Angler.
15th Billfish
Tournament Held
By Robert Meister
Contango, a 48 foot Ocean, a sport
fishing boat from Freeport, Grand
Bahama, took top honors among the 31
boats competing in the 15th Annual
Treasure Cay International Billfish
Tournament on May 10 to 15th. Owner
Pat Downey tagged and released three
blue marlin to clinch first place. Downey
tagged his first fish on the first day of
the tournament and followed up with two

on Thursday. Second place went to the
Huntress of Houston, Texas, whose
team, led by Buddy Schultz, released one
blue marlin on Thursday. Frank
Timmons' Escape Hatch II with angler
Mark McMichael also released one blue
marlin, but was beat on time by the
Huntress, who caught their fish earlier.
There were no blue marlin meeting the
minimum requirements brought to the
dock during the tournament.
Downey, Schultz and McMichael also
won first, second and third place release
angler, respectively. Top dolphin was a
48.2 pound fish caught by Jeff Sessa
aboard the Lady Dynamite from Fort
Lauderdale, Florida. Doug Henderson
from Gainesville, Florida aboard the
Outside Chance brought in the top
wahoo, weighing in at 45.8 pounds.
Several other non-billfish in that size
category were weighed.
The four day, modified tag and release
tournament was shortened by one fishing
day due to inclement weather. Releases
were verified by photograph, thanks to
the support of Kodak and Island
Merchants. Texaco, Bahamas and Abaco
Wholesale were also major sponsors of
the tournament.
Fun activities included a golf
tournament on Treasure Cay's 18-hole
championship golf course during the lay
day as well as a dessert contest and ring
toss competition.
Bahamas Billfish
The Bahamas Billfish Championship is
a series of five fishing tournaments
which moves through the northern

Bahamas. This year the competitions
began at Chubb Cay in the Berry Islands.
The second leg was at Treasure Cay
where 46 boats competed. The fleet
moved on to Walker's Cay for the third
leg before returning to Boat Harbour
Marina for the fourth leg. The fourth leg
boasted 60 boats, bringing the overall
number of entrants to 76 boats.
The highlight was the BBC at Boat
Harbour was the catching of a 552 pound
marlin by the boat Hot Reels. This
clinched the competition for Hot Reels
giving him a first place. Second place
winner was Rapscallion. This fish also
brought Hot Reels into first place overall
for the BBC which now has a total of
3283 points. To top tag and release boat

is Reel Tight
Organizer of the BBC competitions is
Al Behrendt who feels that these
tournaments bring many people and
much money and prestige to the entire
area. The boats move around Abaco
Sound and spend much more time than
just the tournament days in the area. He
encourages the participants to explore the
locality and get acquainted with the area.
The series began in 1968 and has been
encouraged by the Bahamian Ministry of
Tourism as these tournaments bring
affluent persons who spend freely and
give the Bahamas an image as boating
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Four Rescued After Boat Capsized

By Stephanie Humblestone
On the 14th of May a 30-foot Century
3000, fishing in the Treasure Cay
Fishing Tournament, capsized under a
huge "rogue wave" off Man-O-War. On
board were Gary Lee Perlin, Steve and
Mark Dinkel and the boat's owner Chuck
Hendron. All were from Fort Meyers,
Weather conditions were bad that
afternoon with swells of 10 to 12 feet
and winds of 20 to 25 knots. Rage force
waves were ripping through the Man-O-
War channel on a flowing tide. A strong
northwest wind drove the capsized boat
through the south Man-O-War channel
and into the Abaco Sound. Had wind and
currents taken them out to sea, the
outcome would probably have been
tragically different.
At the time of the accident, about 5:30
p.m., they were preparing to come
through the south Man-O-War Channel
on their reimrn trip to Treasure Cay.
Efforts to turn the boat around to try
another channel proved futile. They tried
to head directly into the wave but the
force was too great and it flipped the

vessel over.
Although they had adequate life saving
equipment on board, they did not have
time to put the life jackets on. The men
clung to the capsized boat until they
realized it was not safe as the boat
crashed on the reef. They then grabbed
the lid of a cooler which floated by.
Three men were able to cling once more
the still capsized boat which caught up
with them two and a half hours later.
Meanwhile Gary swam against the
current to find help. At about 8:15 p.m.
he arrived at Johnny's Cay, a small
island between Man-O-War and Hope
Town. He scrambled ashore, broke into
the house and used a VHF to put out a
Dave Gale from Island Marine on
Parrot Cay, who has headed BASRA
(Bahamas Air Sea and Rescue) since
1963, heard the call and mobilised a
rescue operation with Fire and Rescue in
Hope Town.
Between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. boats
began leaving Hope Town to try to locate
the three men, who had now been in the
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Visiting Sailors Learn While They Cruise

News from Nancy Batc
Florida Yacht Charters
located at Boat Harbour, is o
Cruise and Learn Flotilla V
held July 3rd to 10th for
Hunter sailboats. Cruise anc
designed to be not only a
enjoyable sailing excursion
educational experience. The

Mr. Robert Sweeting, MP
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family and expressed a delig]
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helor this event are Hunter Marine, Cruising
and Sales, World Magazine and Florida Yacht
organizing a Charters.
Veek to be The leader of this event will be Tom
owners of Neal, noted speaker, author and feature
d Learn is writer for Cruising World Magazine.
thoroughly Participants will enjoy informative
n but an seminars, festive cocktail parties, dinner
sponsors of receptions at local restaurants and daily
sailing trips. Families are welcome and
fun events for the kids will include a
treasure hunt, snorkeling, a sand castle
FROM Page 1 contest and a dinghy race.
for South The itinerary will take them to Abaco
Beach Resort, Guana Cay, Man-O-War,
the Albury White Sound and Tahiti Beach on Elbow
ht that local
ortive. He Cay. Seminar topics will include
growing up Bahamas navigation tips, provisioning,
u Bahamas culture and communications.

wnen the fuel was in two drums and was
dispensed in gallon jugs. He commented
on the technological advances in Abaco
over the past few years and felt that
company's presence was timely in view
of the fact that 50 cars are imported into
the Abacos every month from Florida
and Nassau.
Cheerleaders from the Abaco Central
High School basketball team, the Texaco
Mighty Marlins, performed during the
ceremony. That school has been adopted
by Texaco on Abaco and has provided
the basketball team with uniforms.
The distributors on Abaco for Texaco
products include Michael Albury, Gary
Sawyer and Bernis Pinder. The Texaco
fuel depot is at Treasure Cay.

Rescue FROM Page 17
water for more than three hours. Fabian
Cash, manager of the Harbour's Edge,
went out in his 23' Formula 200 with
Mark Malone, Lawrence McPhee and
David Stockley. About 10:30 p.m. a trail
of debris from the capsized boat near
Halls Point on Sugarloaf Cay led them to
Porgy Rock where Fabian spotted the
three men hanging on to ice coolers and
the overturned boat.
In Fabian's words, "It was a very
moving moment."
Meanwhile, Nurse Letty Martz, of the
Hope Town Clinic and is no stranger to
rescue operations, was on standby at the
clinic to check their vital signs. She
reported that some of them had cuts and
bruises from coral and were shivering
from cold. The community rallied round
with coffee, chowder, blankets and tons
of loving care.
Store owner and lay preacher Vernon
Malone gave the survivors a rental
cottage. Needless to say, they slept well.
The next day they returned to Treasure

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Drugs Passing Through The Bahamas

The Police are concerned that there
is an upswing in the drug trade through
several of the Family Islands, but
especially in Bimini. Commissioner of
Police B.K. Bonamy said the "corrupt
and evil men" who deal in drugs must
not be allowed to gain a foothold in
The Bahamas again. "You know that
they flourished here in the early
seventies and eighties," he commented,
and we are still suffering at the hand of
these inhumane criminals. There is a
direct correlation between these crimes
and drugs. We in The Bahamas must

wake up," he added. "This is a serious
During the last week in May a large
cruising boat, returning to Florida from
Bimini, was seized in Fort Lauderdale
where police found about two tons of
cocaine hidden aboard. A drug-sniffing
dog located the drugs which were
hidden in the stem between tanks and
the hull. This seizure was the largest
on a private boat in recent years. Five
persons, none of them Bahamian, were





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Walker's Cay Witnesses Plane Crash

By Stephanie Humblestone
On the 8th of May a five-seater
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landed about two hundred yards north
west of the Walker's Cay Airport.
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Abandoned Boat
Found Drifting
On the 8th of May a white unmanned
28 foot sail boat named Gapayon, with
only a cat on board, was spotted by
Havame Cooper of Fox Town. The
vessel was located three miles south of
Cooper Rock, which lies 20 miles south
west of Fox Town.
The vessel, owned by Paul Norton of
Newport, Oregon, had its engines
running and in gear and was towing a
dinghy. Mr. Cooper boarded the boat,
turned off the engine and threw an
anchor overboard.
Mr. Norton has not been found.
According to Officer Cox from Cooper's
Town Police Station, "'The boat is still
on the banks and its owner is assumed
lost at sea."

Higgs, of New Providence; Denise
Hield, Monique Curry, Felicia Frazer,
and Anne Bodder, all from Freeport.
Captain Thomas was the only fatality. He
drowned as a result of trying to help one
of the women who could not swim. The
women suffered minor injuries when they
jumped out of the aircraft into the water.
Cross winds are believed to have
caused the accident.

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completed by the end of this year. It will
be mid-1999 before work will actually
begin on Abaco. The cost of the projects
on Abaco will be approximately $4.5
Three major projects are under
consideration. A new well field for the
Marsh Harbour area will be installed
beyond the airport most of the way to
Spring City. This well field will cover a
very large area and wells will be
equipped with a new more modem type
system. The projection is that the new
system will satisfactorily supply the area
until at least 2015.
The first phase of this project will

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provide better water for the entire Marsh
Harbour area. At a later time a second
phase is planned which would provide
water to Hope Town, Man-O-War and
Guana Cay.
The present well field and equipment
is basically what was installed in the
1960s and is not adequate for the
demands of today. Although
improvements have been made, these
measures are not enough to fill the
demand. The improvements included a
large storage tank, a ten-inch main to the
center of Marsh Harbour, a booster
station in Marsh Harbour and larger
pipes to Dundas Town and Murphy
Also slated for improvements is the
water system for the Treasure Cay area.
They will be putting in a new well field
and will be upgrading the system. This
well field will also be very large as
eventually in its second phase, the project
will include water to Green Turtle Cay.
That town has already had water pipes

laid prior to the paving of their
settlement roads.
Other areas which will benefit from
this loan will be Casuarina Point which
will have a new system to replace their
old dilapidated water system. Eventually
in the second phase this system will be
extended to Cherokee Sound by an under
water pipeline.
The projects will not take long to
complete once the work is begun. The
delays involve satisfying the Inter-
American Development Bank officials
that the work is necessary. Many projects
in the Family Islands, more than just the
water improvements, are not
economically profitable but are necessary
for the welfare of the people and for the
future development of the islands. The
government has to undertake studies to
justify the returns they can expect. There
is no justification on an economic basis
for many projects but Dr. Cant is
optimistic that the money will be

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trophies and ribbons clutched tightly.
Hardly any child went home empty
handed and all vow to return next year.
British High Commissioner
Visits School
By Candace Key
Many dignitaries have visited our
school over the years but it was the
formal "official" visit of His Excellency,
the British High Commissioner Peter
Young and Mrs. Young that excited us
recently. Children sang our Loyalist
songs to them and proudly showed them

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Excellency was very interested in our up-
to-date technology, especially when
student Corey Engle scrolled through the
Children's International Parliament
information on the Internet. Corey had
attended that Parliament in Edinburgh,
Scotland. Mrs. Young was particularly
excited over the school's birds and
hugged the 1st and 2nd grade class bunny
Miss Maxie.
Abaco Central High School
Students Win National Awards
The Ministry of Health recently held a
World AIDS Day school competition,

pUiUonsoreU y It e Ai1L06 ;ecretarLat aniu
the AIDS Foundation.. There were more
than 500 entries submitted in various
categories including essays, short stories,
poems, slogans and posters. Several
themes were suggested related to
problems AIDS present to young people.
Abaco Central High School had
several winning entries. In the poem
contest Jessica Cooke placed sixth. In the
Essay and Short Story contest Ingraham
Marray placed first, Latoya Newman
placed second and Marisa Strachan
placed third. Receiving honourable
mention was Veronique Paul.

Memorial Service Held
By Lawanda Bootle
On the 20th of May Abaco Central
High School held a Memorial Service for
the passing of a love one, Laurin
Edwards. It was held on the school
grounds with all students attending.
Raising Fund for Junkanoo Trip
By Lawanda Bootle
On the 29th of May, Abaco central
High School held a fashion show at the
Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. The
proceeds are to help pay the expenses of

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Students of grades 1 and 2 at Hope Town school proudly show off their class bunny, Miss
Maxie, to His Excellency, the British High Commissioner, Mr. Peter Young and Mrs.

Hope Town student winners in the Bahamas Reef Environmental Education Foundation
colouring contest proudly display their winning creations of reef scenes.

Air Service Continues to
Moore's Island
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Abaco Air report a good response to
their new Moore's Island Express which
began the 2nd of March. The service
runs three days a week, Mondays,
Wednesday, and Fridays. Flights leave
Marsh Harbour at 8 a.m. and 4 pm and
return from Moore's Island at 8.30 a.m.
and 4.30 p.m.. Abaco Air will continue
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six months. This year the forecasts
suggest it will be back to normal after
a reprieve last year because of El Nifto.
Normally there are ten named tropical
storms of which six become big enough
to be classified as a hurricane. Last
year there were only seven named and
three of which developed into
There are many factors in the
weather world wide which indicate that

hurricane development may be on the
increase.The 1980s and 1990s have
seen less activity than normal even
though the few which have developed
have been very severe.
The advice is that everyone should
prepare ahead of time as adequately as
possible. Weathermen are emphasizing
planning, preparation and safety.
Forecasting is improving greatly with
new technical developments and a new
high altitude jet plane which puts new
storm monitoring technology to use.

Each Town to Have First Responders

The Emergency Medical Services
Department of Princess Margaret
Hospital in Nassau is initiating a First
Responder Project for six major islands
of the Family Islands which includes
Abaco. The goal of the program is to
train two persons in each community in
first aid and emergency treatment and to
have basic equipment and a
communications system in place to
handle the pre-hospital care of ill and
injured persons.
A total of 40 persons on Abaco will be
selected and given training initially by
nurses and physicians at Family Island
clinics in a four week program, meeting
twice weekly. Textbooks will be issued
and the participants will have to study on
their own. After these four weeks,
trainers from Nassau will have a three
day seminar to complete the training

The course will include patient
assessment, treatment options, CPR and
other first aid concepts. Local clinics will
be responsible for helping these trained
persons maintain their skills learned
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By Stephanie Humblestone
An exhibition of boat building tools
and artifacts will be on display in the
Albert Lowe Museum on Green Turtle
Cay from mid-June for about ten weeks.
It will run through Bahamian
Independence and will be a cultural
addition for this much celebrated event.
The exhibition is yet another of artist
Alton Lowe's creative projects to show
the public how the early Loyalist settlers
fared. His museum on Green Turtle Cay
ranks among one of the finest historical
museums in the Bahamas, covering over
300 years of Bahamian history. Painted
in the traditional white with green trim,
with beaded clapboards, its large

spacious rooms contain memories of a
bygone age. There are artifacts from the
days when the peaceful Lucayan Indians
inhabited the island, and in more recent
times fine examples of the ship building
work of Alton Lowe's father, after whom
the museum is named.
Mr. Lowe has preserved the house in
its original state. It has a steep cedar
shingled roof and jutting dormers, the
original outdoor kitchen and latrine. It is
like walking back in time. He is
currently renovating the old kitchen
which will be devoted to exhibiting flags.
this, too, is a timely exhibition for
Bahamian Independence celebrations in
early July.

FROM Page 16

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Cays FROM Page 6
very well attended by children, parents,
local residents and visitors alike. As
usual, the plant sale and bake sale
attracted large groups who then wandered
among exhibits done by the school
children and Miss Crissie's Pre-School.
Under the artistic direction of teacher
Nancy McDaniels the children put
together Earth's Quilt, a ten-foot-tall
"Quilt" featuring environment protection
pictures done by the children.
The Let's Party poster displayed mylar
balloons with ribbons attached picked up
off our beaches. They are released from
passing cruise ships during celebrations.
The poster documented the dangers to
sea life these floating pollutants cause.
.They have been outlawed in many states
and countries. Gathered visitors all voted
to pick the winners of the BREEF
(Bahamas Reef Environmental Education
Foundation) colouring contest
commemoration of the International Year
of the Ocean. Mrs. Crissie's Pre-School
displayed their Recycle Castle made from
recycled water bottles, juice cartons and
empty paper towel holders.
Youth Sing in
By Gertrude Decius
On March 14th the St. Francis de
Sales Hope Town Youth Choir traveled
to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to sing at
the second annual Pacem In Terris
Institute. The choir was invited to
Pittsburgh by Mons. William Kerr,
President of La Roche College where
they stayed. They sang at the Institute's
largest fund raising event and dinner held
at the Carnegie Museum.
The dinner honored the members of
the American Bar Association who offer
pro-bono services to emerging
democracies to aid them in writing their
new constitutions. Also present at the
dinner were dignitaries from Rwanda and
Brazil as well as students from these and
other war-torn or developing nations.
The choir sang the Benediction at the
dinner ;for 400 guests and received a
standing ovation.
The Pacem In Terris. Institute was
inspired by the religious values found in
Pope John XXIII, who stated that any
society which is well ordered and
productive must be lead by this principle:
namely, that every human being is a
person endowed with intelligence and
free will and following this that every
individual has rights and obligations by
reason of their vary nature.

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The Pacem In Terris Institute attempts
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college age students and encouraging
them to dedicate their lives in whatever
careers they choose to change attitudes
and structures that diminish the dignity of
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race or religious differences.
Herman Jean Noel who has lead the
choir and has been its lead singer for the
past six years, has been accepted for the
fall term at LaRoche College on a Pacem
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School Students Attend
Swim Meet
By Leola Sweeting
The Man-O-War All Age School
entered the Third Annual Perry Cooke
Swim Meet and we did well. Thanks go
to our swim team. In Girls 6 and under
Gabrielle Manni won three firsts and the


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Hope Town School Children formed a ten foot high "quilt" of their art work to display
at the Heritage Day celebration in March. Viewers were intriqued by their work.

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Cays FROM Page 24
High Point Trophy; Adrianne Philpott
won a third; Cassie Albury won a
second. In Girls 8 and under Nikita
Albury won a first and two second. In
Girls 12 and under Megan Albury won a
firs', two seconds and a third; Leola
Sweeting won two thirds.
Gabrielle Manni, Cassie Albury,
Nikita Albury, Leola Sweeting, Megan
Albury and Joshua Malone has been
invited to Nassau for the Bahama Games
in July! Again we would like to thank
our coach, Mrs. Higgs, and the swim
team for working hard. Also Thanks to
Jane Patterson, Linda Knowles, Katy
Cash and Carrie Cash who worked hard

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Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
Did someone complain about the rainy
weather? Take it back! Please! Lawns are
brown and everything is covered in dust!
Frogs are croaking every night, so
hopefully that is a "sign" of rain.
Green Turtle Yacht Club hosted its
Annual Fishing Tournament on May 12th
to 16th. Strong winds and high seas had
to be braved by the anglers and captains.
Congratulations to David Bussart on the
Nan Sea Bee, who brought in the largest
dolphin and billfish.
As the school year comes to a close,
our community says thank you and
farewell to Ms. Lillian Darville. Ms.

Man-O-War swimming winners proudly show off their trophies for the photographer.

Darville has spent the last three years
teaching at the Amy Roberts All Age.
Good luck, Lillian!
A special thank you also goes to Mrs.
Betsy Grabowski, who has been
substituting as first grade teacher. The
students will be happy to have Mrs.
Roberts return, but sad to see Mrs.

Grabowski leave.
September 1998 will be the beginning
of a new era at the Amy Roberts All Age
School as it becomes a primary school.
At present, the school offers academic
instruction through ninth grade. As of


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The group of young people who traveled to Pennsylvania to sing are shown enjoying the
experience of snowy winter weather, a first for most of them.

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which was held in Harbo
Eleuthera, from May 17th to
was my first trip to Harbour I
was truly thrilled to be
Epworth's delegate.
There was a lot of business
only hoped that, should tI
opportunity arise again, mo
children will be able to partici
Michelle Lowe, the pr
Cherokee All Primary S
preparing for the summer bre
me that a Drama Night is bei
for sometime in June for the st
she hopes that the community
plans to join them The final d
yet been set; however, it will
so everyone can attend.
At the end of April the scho
were visited by some
Minstrels, three young men fr
who played the guitar, sang
told stories. They are part of
Year of Service Program m
sponsored by the Nassau chalk
Baha'i Faith. Some of the
remembered the group as
visited Cherokee before.
Summertime is fast approa
Everyone is making their
travel, visitors or maybe c,
know the children are all lookir
to it as they always have. C;
such a wonderful place d
summer. I believe sometime
population of children out nun
of the adults for they see
everywhere, enjoying the sun
and the sea. And as one gen
replaced by another, sui


Cherokee is still a time of joy and
FROM Page 8 wonderment.
)ur Island, Club Cherokee has once again been to
24th. This the Long Dock to mow and pick up
sland and I litter. Maybe some of our residents don't
chosen as realize it but we not longer have anyone
chosen as
to clean our streets as Mr. Hamilton once
did. Yes, there are people who are paid
to be taken to take care of the perimeter parks,
s unique mowing and cleaning up debris, but we
re of the must all be responsible for our own
ipate. immediate areas.
incipal of So, if litter is left by your front door,
school, is don't expect someone else to come along
ak but tells and pick it up. It will stay there till you
ng planned clean it up. If you do not clean it up,
tuwill make passers-by can only assume you are a
ate has not messy person and do not have enough
ate has not pride to lean over, pick up and dispose
Sbe posted of it.
We want to thank the Club Cherokee
'ol children
travelling group for all the work they voluntarily
om Canada care of and yet time left over for
songs and fellowship. [I wish to take this
the Youth opportunity to publicly thank the nine
thich was host churches of the North Eleuthera
peter of the Region and the Central Conference
p children Headquarters in Nassau.] The whole
they have week end, not only from the business end
but transportation, food and lodgings was
all well organized and everything moved
chg us. along like clock work throughout the
plans for whole conference. It was evident that
camping. I much effort, planning and preparation
forward was set out well in advance for
herokee is
urgherokee everything to proceed so smoothly.
during the
s that the If only our own Local government
bers those could pick up a few pointers. Where
brs those before something could be handled
, to be locally by the Board of Works, now even
seemingly simple matters have to be
oitareon is

mmer in

FROM Page 25

September all 7th through 12th grade
students will join those students already
travelling daily by ferry and bus to high
schools on Abaco.
Congratulations to Amelia McIntosh,
Jason McIntosh and Danielle Sawyer,
who were awarded scholarships by the
Argyll Foundation. All three students
will attend Forest Heights Academy in
Marsh Harbour beginning September
Our community still awaits the
coroner's investigation into the death of
Jeannie Pinder. There has been much talk
and speculation about when and where
the case will be heard. But nothing
official. It has now been eight months
since Mrs. Pinder died. Our community
is not likely to ever forget and will
continue to seek justice for Jeannie.

1!Wik kz

Mr. Harcourt Thompson is shown
accepting a medical kit being donated by
Bernadina Shirley, affectionately known as
Aunt Bea. The kit will be for the Man-O-
War Clinic to provide better emergency
service to the residents and visitors of that

taken to Council meetings. Just answer
me one question, why do they call it
"Local Government"? I hear a lot of
gumblings from many quarters about this
same thing.
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By Josette Green
Workshop Held
History was made on Moore's Island

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long existing prayer of both the principal
and teachers of Moore's Island All Age
School. This historic event was that of a
teachers' workshop.
After much requesting for such an
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FROM Page 26

Rahming. there was finally an answer.
From the time the principal arrived at the
school in 1994, he had been asking for
such an experience to take place.
Two presenters, Mrs. Lillimae Brown
and Karen St. Cyr, were sent from
headquarters to hold a workshop at the
school for two days. These two ladies
were responsible for instruction in the
mathematics and science areas. They did
their endeavored best to expose the
teachers to up-to-date methods in both
subject areas. They helped to clarify
ways in which we could strengthen or
improve the methods being used today.
Experiments and fun activities were also
done. These were most informative and
were enjoyed by all of the teachers.
Another area of discussion was that of
problems occurring in the two subjects.
Many teachers were given tips as to how
to deal with such problems.
This workshop meant quite a lot to the
teaching and administrative staff at the
school, especially since it was the first
ever of its kind to be held here. The
teachers here have always had to travel
to the mainland of Abaco if there was a
workshop to attend. Many times bad
weather resulted in a late arrival of
cancellation of the trip. These factors
made the teachers of Moore's Island

more appreciative of this workshop.
The teachers and principal are very
grateful of the directors at the Ministry
of Education and Training, as well as the
two presenters for a job well done. This
act will forever be remembered and
Reunion Held
Another historic but fun event took
place in Moore's Island on April 19th -
13th. The descendants of Rev. Samuel
and Dorothy Davis had their first annual
family reunion. Relatives from New
Providence and other parts of Abaco
came together in Moore's Island for their
first reunion. Other relatives were not
able to attend due to bad weather and the
poor condition of the airport. Some were
not able to attend the reunion as pilots
refused to land on the air strip. Those
who came by plane were surprised to see
the conditions of the airport strip. Many
stated that they hope the airport would be
in much better condition the next
In spite of all the obstacles, the family
of Rev. Samuel and Dorothy (both
deceased) were still able to enjoy
themselves. On Friday and Sunday they
attended services at the Greater Bethel
Baptist and Zion Baptist Churches. The
family attended a concert on Good Friday
night at Greater Bethel Baptist Church.
On Saturday all family members wore

The staff of the Moore's Island All Age School were thrilled with the recent seminar held
on Moore's Island for their benefit.
their T-shirts and headed towards family members who had to return to
Emancipation Beach. There they feasted their homes. The individuals feel that
on barbecued ribs, burgers, conch they had a great time and look forward to
fritters, conch salad and a variety of the next time.
delicious island food.
On Monday the family of Rev. Samuel PLEASE SEE South Page28
and Dorothy Davis bid farewell to their

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FROM Page 27

Lobsters Are Champions
Other news in Moore's Island came
from the Abaco Basketball Association.
The champions for the year are none
other than the Moore's Island Lobsters.
They defeated the Sandy Point Royals 4
to 2 in the best of seven games. The
Lobsters won, fairly, despite the great
fight from their opponents.
After winning the Abaco Basketball
Championship, the Lobsters went to New
Providence to play against other teams of
The Bahamas. They won three games,
lost two and placed third in these games.
The Moore's Island Lobsters returned
home to Moore's Island on April 13th
and were greeted by a motorcade of cars
and trucks at the airport. Their
supporters were dancing to the Junkanoo
beat as the planes landed at the airport.
The champions of Abaco were hugged
and congratulated as they alighted from
the plane.
The motorcade rode through the Bight
and through Hard Bargain to the Sand
Bar where all the players were fed. The
people of Moore's Island were pleased
with the Lobsters and did their best to
show their appreciation of the team
For the rest of the evening, the people
bought food and drinks at the Sand Bar
until the calling of the raffle at 11 p.m.
The month of April has been a busy
and exciting on. Together, the people of
Moore's Island are working to better

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their society.
More May News
The month of May started off very
quietly in Moore's Island. It is just a
regular time of catching fish and diving
conch in order to make a living.
Other news in Moore's Island is
centered around a community meeting
which was attended by Mr. Everette
Hart, Sen. Michael Bethel, Mr. Troy
Mills, Mr. Benjamin Pinder and Mrs.
Dianna Williams. These people came to
Moore's Island to hear the concerns of
the people and to inform them of plans
for their community.
Some of the stated plans included air
mail services via Abaco Air and up-to-
date post office service.
At this meeting there was a great
concern about our air strip. Members of
the community asked about monies that
they were told were allocated to repair
the airport strip. At the same time
government officials were saying that
they do not know of any monies that
were put aside for this purpose. The
people are left wondering whether the
Prime Minister had already dealt with
this issue when he told the people that
monies were in the budget for our
airport. The people are hoping that
something would be done soon. The
meeting was rather brief as Mr. Hart,
Island Administrator, had another
Surgery Is Successful
Other news in Moore's Island comes
from Little Rakeisha Knowles, daughter

of Rebecca and Kelsie Knowles.
Rakeisha' surgery was scheduled for
March but had to be rescheduled for
May. When being re-examined, it was
found that blood was coming from the
heart and spraying onto her lungs,
causing problems with the child's
breathing. This new discovery lead to a

quick surgery. Open heart surgery was
done on May 25th at Doctor's Hospital.
After a successful surgery, Rakeisha was
taken out of Intensive Care Unit and was
put under sedation and allowed to rest in
a private room.

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June 1998 The Abaconian Page 29

More Central Abaco News


FROM Page 4

The new movie house is modeled on
its successful counterpart in Nassau of
the same name which opened about four
years ago. HoN'ever, the Operations
Manager from Nassau, Mr. Christian
Knowles, who is presently visiting Abaco
for the last leg of the construction, says
that the one here will be "more state-of-
the-art" with three theatres, two each
with seating capacity for 100 and one for
150 persons.
Two shows are planned daily and up
to five on Saturdays. The choice of
movies will attract a wide audience.
There will be special emphasis for
children's week-end viewing. Features
will include such popular movies as U.S.
Marshals, Titanic and Paulie, and will
generally be shown here after their
presentation in Nassau.
The RND in Marsh Harbour will be
staffed by 18-20 employees, all from
Abaco. A security guard will be in
attendance during show times, a measure
which has proved very effective in
Information on movie titles will be
accessible through The Abaconian
newspaper, Radio Abaco, VHF and the
Cruisers' Net.
Reservations for tickets can be made
over the telephone and will be held for
up to one hour before the beginning of
the show.
As there is sometimes confusion about
the categorization of films, we are
printing it as it pertains to the Bahamas.
A all audiences
B children under 18 accompanied by
an adult
C no-one under 18 admitted
T no-one under 15 admitted
Tourism Gives
Overview of Goals
Ms. Sherry Parker was a recent
speaker for the Rotary Club of Abaco.
During her talk, she outlined some of the
trends she sees in tourism for the next
decade and what that means to Abaco.
She mentioned that Cuba will at some
point be open to tourists and will be a
competitor for the tourist dollar. Other
changes will include an older more
demanding tourist wanting good value;
more ethnic travellers, especially
Hispanics; large resort operations
providing more total vacation
experiences, such as Disney with its own
ships, its own airline, its own resort.
With the awareness of these
developments, Ms. Parker emphasized
that each person must make a
commitment to be more creative in our
approach to tourism, to modernize, to
maintain, to keep up with new

Ms. Sherry Parker
Ministry of Tourism Officer on Abaco

Lots of old fashioned Bahamian foods are
available at Ministry of Tourism's weekly
Fish Fries now held across from Golden
Harvest. Shown above is Lucy Davis,
watching pots of delicious fish. Coconut
jimmy, guava duff, coconut cakes as well
as many other delicacies are enticing the
tourists as they enjoy a DJ playing
Bahamian and Caribbean music and watch
Junkanoo rushes.

technology, to deliver to our visitors
what they want, to offer a first rate
product. Last year Abaco enjoyed a
seven percent increase in our tourist
arrivals. But in order to keep these
people coming we must search for
excellence and ensure that it really does
just keep getting better in The Bahamas.
Fish Fries Held
The Ministry of Tourism office on
Abaco has begun weekly Fish Fry get

together featuring ananuan music anu
Bahamian foods, many of them the old
time recipes which are not commonly
seen today. Now held on Monday nights,
these events have a DJ to provide
Bahamian and Caribbean music and
sometimes feature a Junkanoo group
lending a Bahamian rhythm to the
evening. More visitors participated after
the location was changed from Crossing


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Abaco Tug & Transport
Tug & Barge Work
: Sand & Rock Deliveries
(Barge Loads Only)
Containers & Building Materials

Marine Construction & Development
Dock & Sea Wall Construction
Hi Tide Boat Lifts
Excavation / Land Clearing
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How precious also aue thy thoughts unto me,
0 Gob, how gneat is the sum of them
Psalm 139:19
Mr. Jack Thompson
Wishes to Express Sincere Thanks
and Appreciation to Abaco
for Farewell Activities Held in His Honor

Public Officers Surprise Luncheon
Cooper's Town
Public Officers Social
Marsh Harbour
All Island Farewell Church Service
Cooper's Town
Island Wide Farewell
S.C. Bootle Secondary School

Heartfelt Gratitude
Is Expressed to the o -
Organizers and Contributors
of Food and Gifts.

Kind Expressions through
Words, Songs, Tributes & Speeches . IL
Were All Appreciated.

Your Love
Which Reflected
Your Deepest Feelings
Will Also Be Remembered.

The Lozb bless thee, anb
keep thee, the Lozbn make
His face shine upon thee
anb be gizacious unto
thee. Numbers 6:24

3.1. Thompson

Chief Passport Officer


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Burned Out Farmers Feel Slighted

By Isobel Sherman
On the 6th of June I went with Mr.
Lernis Cornish and Mr. Cuebell Davis,
Sr. to see what the fire of the 16th of
May had done to their farms and to the
farms of Mr. M. Davis, Mr. L. Etienne,
Mr. Durwood Mills, Mr. Jerry Cornish
and Mr. Wilfred Cornish. The later three

farms suffered some damage in a fire
that was on the 18th of May.
Mr. Cuebell Davis' farm suffered the
most damage. He lost five acres of sic-
year-old citrus and mango trees and two
sheds which had his chemicals and
equipment. Those trees have been totally

British High Commissioner Visits

By Charlene Fernander
His Excellency, Peter Young, British
High Commissioner, accompanied by
Mrs. Young and Mr. John Bethell, Jr.,
paid an official visit to Abaco on May
5th and 6th. His Excellency and party
visited Green Turtle Cay where they
toured the Amy Roberts All Age School
and was hosted to lunch by Green Turtle
Cay's Town Committee Chairman, Mr.
Roswell Sawyer. That evening the
official party traveled to Marsh Harbour
where they were hosted to dinner by
Chief Councillor Mike Malone.

The second day Mr. and Mrs. Young
enjoyed a trip to Hope Town where they
visited the Wyannie Malone Historical
Museum, Hope Town's famous candy-
striped lighthouse and the fully functional
mini fire station.
In the afternoon they were squired
around the beautiful Juliette Art Gallery
in Marsh Harbour by its proud owner
and manager, Ms. Kathleen Jonson. His
Excellency considered the islands of the
Abacos some of the most beautiful he
had ever seen.

Bahama Games Scheduled for July

The Fourth Bahamas Games are slated
for July 4th to 11th in Nassau. The
theme is Uniting the Nation Through
Sports and they will be under the
auspices of the Bahamas Olympic
Association. They will feature 13
sporting disciplines and are expected to
attract 3,000 athletes, coaches and
officials. The total cost is expected to be
$2.2 million.
The Governor General, Sir Orville
Turnquest, is the patron of the games and

is promoting them actively. The Bahama
Games is the most important of all the
events planned for the 25th celebration of
Independence. To raise the necessary
funding, the organizers are offering
enticement packages with advertising
opportunities, promotions and free tickets
for those who contribute generously.
Competitions on Abaco have been
completed to select the top Abaco
athletes which will represent this island at
these games.

destroyed by the fire, worth about
$35,000. He is quite upset because he
planted each of those trees by hand.
It would take about $5000 just to clean
up the burned acres. He would then have
to replant. Unless he could get young
trees, it would take another six years to
bring the farm back to where it was
before the fire.
Mr. Cornish said he and his son-in-
law toted water from his wells on that
Saturday afternoon and he was able to
save three-quarters of his fruit trees.
However, he lost mango trees and citrus
trees as well as a shed that kept his
chemicals in and was large enough to
house a tractor. Mr. Cornish grows at
least five varieties of mangoes. Mr.
Cornish has five acres planted with fruit
in his ten acre farm.
What has both farmers upset is that no
one from government has come to see
the destruction and to take pictures. Mr.

Simeon Pinder, Deputy Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, came
without their knowledge but did not talk
to them. He has offered them fertilizer.
But these two farmers need more
assistance than that. What would they
like'? I got the same reply from both.
First, they want Ministry of Agriculture
to send some persons to Abaco to see
with them the damage done by the fire.
Then they would like fruit trees and
financial assistance.
Both of these men have worked long
and hard on their farms and admit that
they are small farmers. They feel they
deserve some help in getting back into
business.. Mr. Cornish quickly said that
mangoes bring in money but for Mr.
Davis his mango crop is virtually gone.
and Mr. Cornish lost 30 mango trees of
different varieties.
Let us hope that these two farmers
will get more assistance beside fertilizer.

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the Junior Junkanoo team along with
Mrs. Cavelle Macdonnell and Mrs.
Hanna, who will be travelling to Canada
in June after school is out. They will be
in Canada for about two weeks at a
cultural display exchange.
Students Win National Awards
The Ministry of Health recently held a
World AIDS Day school competition,
sponsored by the AIDS Secretariat and
the AIDS Foundation.. There were more
than 500 entries submitted in various
categories including essays, short stories,
poems, slogans and posters. Several
themes were suggested related to
problems AIDS present to young people.
Abaco Central High School Had
several winning entries. In the poem
contest Jessica Cooke placed sixth. In the
Essay and Short Story Contest Ingraham
Marray placed first, Latoya Newman
placed second and Marisa Strachan
placed third. Receiving honourable
mention was Veronique Paul.
Swim Meet Held
By Tara Hingle
A fun filled day of competing took
place with students, parents and teachers
at the annual swim meet held at Abaco
Inn in Hope Town on May 15th. The
meet is for school students in all the
Abaco schools. The participants enjoyed

a beautiful day with sunny skies.
The meet was opened by the District
Education Officer, Jackson McIntosh and
the announcers were Carrie Cash,
Charlie Cook and Patrick Stuart. Jamie
Cash and Jane Patterson were the
marshals. The schools that competed
were Abaco Central High School, Forest
Heights Academy, Hope Town School,
St. Francis de Sales, Agape Christian
Academy, Amy Roberts All Age School
and the Guana Cay All Age School.
Starting at 10:30 and ending around
4:30, it was a long day for all, but
definitely worth it according to some of
the swimmers.
Ages ranged from six years to 18 and
the categories included relays, breast
stroke, free style, back stroke and
The overall winner for the senior
division was Abaco Central High School
and the winner for the junior division
was Hope Town School
Congratulations to all the winners!

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Hope Town teachers and students gather for a victory shot after their school won first
place in the junior division of the annual swimming meet..



Justin McDonald

For again being named
to the Dean's List
of the College of the Bahamas
with a G.P.A. of 3.75
For being recognized as the
most distinguished youth in Abaco
by the Ministry of Youth
Keep up the good works
From your mother, Sheila McDonald
Friends. Family. Teachers
and students of Wesley College
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Scheduled Outages for System Up-Grades
Bahamas Electricity Corporation will be making improvements to the electrical distri-
bution system throughout the Marsh Harbour area during the summer and fall months.
Following is a schedule of the approximate number of days allocated to complete the
work in each section. Electricity will be off during the day for the scheduled work.
Work will be rotated so no area will be burdened with outages on successive days.
Listen for announcements on Radio Abaco, FM 93.4, during the 7 A.M. and 6 P.M.
news for the following day's work schedule and the corresponding area to be af-
fected with outages.
BEC regrets the inconvenience this work may cause but the improvements will make
the system more reliable and storm resistant. Improvements include work to the low
and high voltage systems, street lights, pole replacement and tree trimming.

Days (estimated)
1 Crossing Beach to Pelican Shore turnoff
3 BaTelCo's forward scatter station to main
12 Pelican Shores subdivision
4 Little Orchard subdivision
4 Great Abaco Beach to Wally's restaurant
5 Queen Elizabeth Drive from Touchton's
Corner to Government dock
3 Keys Bakery Corner
3 Stede Bonnet Corner
1 Key Club Road from Don MacKay Blvd.
to Pole Line Road

3 Key Club Road from Pole Line Road to Abaco
Tug compound
1.5 Key Club Road from Abaco Tug compound to
Michael Malone residence
2 Front Street from Triple J to Government Dock
4 Front Street from Government Dock to Ambas-
sador Inn
24 Front Street from Ambassador Inn to end of
Murphy Town
5 Crockett Drive from Don MacKay Blvd. to
Ambassador Inn
5 Forest Drive from Tall Pines Shell Station to
Crockett Drive

27.5 Ten side streets between Forest Drive and
Front Street in Murphy Town & Dundas
5 Government Subdivision main roads
3 Government Subdivision loop road off S.
C. Bootle Highway
5.5 Don MacKay Boulevard from BEC office
,to Airport Round-about
2 Airport entrance road from roundabout to
airport parking lot. (Low voltage under-

Pagi32. The Abactmian

Other Side FROM Page 9
stores, gas stations, etc. In additional ten
boat washers are brought in and though
the hotel does not pay them, they make
good money in tips. Most of the boat
washers are students and this provides
them with gainful part-time employment.
As the tournament participants bring their
families, baby sitters will be needed. Let
me point out that while these additional
employees are hired only for the
tournament, they will be hired back for
other tournaments during the year as
I was told that during the tournament
the regular staff double and sometimes
triple their regular salary, thus giving
them more spending power in the
In addition, the tournament books 20
to 30 units at Abaco Towns by the Sea,
all of Island Breezes Hotel and some
rooms at Lofty Fig and the Conch Inn as
well. This brings income to those hotels
as well as their employees getting more
take home pay.
The seventy-one boats that are in the
tournament each need a slip and in some
cases boats already at Boat Harbour leave
for the duration of the tournament and go
to other marinas in Hope Town, Man-O-
War or Marsh Harbour, thus giving
business to other marinas in the area.
Mr. E. David Brewer, Vice
President/General Manager, estimates

that with four hundred participants, they
each spend a minimum of $1000 in the
community in stores and restaurants
which he says is $400,000 plus dollars
left in the community.
At the resort itself, money is spent on
fuel, ice, food at the Mini Mart, gift
shop, and the restaurant and bar. All of
the supplies for the above are either
bought in Marsh Harbour or brought in.
Either way the hotel is spending money
in the community for supplies or paying
custom duty for what it has to bring in.
Terry Curry, Sales Manager, told me
that their BEC, Batelco bills increase
dramatically during the tournament so
those corporations benefit as well. She
told me it costs approximately $5,000 to
fill up the average boat and though she
said the resort does make some money
on the fuel it sells, one must remember
the taxes on the fuel so that the amount
of fuel sold is not a big income maker.
Mr. Brewer told me that as a result of
this tournament other boat rendezvous
groups have become repeat customers of
the resort. In August the resort will be
hosting a new fishing tournament that
will also bring four hundred persons to
the island.
As one can see money is made by
Abaconians and businesses when the
tournament is here. The mere fact that
the general public cannot just drive
through the property during the
tournament is a small price or

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inconvenience to pay for all of the
benefits that are derived from this
tournament by both businesses and
persons employed, not only at the hotel
and other hotels but also in the other
businesses in the Marsh Harbour area
and the cays.
So, in the final analysis the Bertram
Hatteras Invitational Shoot Out is of great
benefit to the area. At the banquet this
year Jim Schaefer of Bertram and Hutch
Hutchengs of Hatteras presented
Assistant Superintendent of Police
George Mortimer with a cheque for
$1000 to buy uniforms for the Police
basketball team. As Hutch said, it is the
average person in Abaco that makes them
want to return here every year and it is
these people that make Abaco the kind of
place it is. They love Abaco and its
people. So the next time you hear
complaints that the resort is closed to the

general public, stop and think of how
much this temporary closure is
benefitting the economy of Abaco and its


FROM Page 29

Beach to the area across from Golden
The goal is to provide visitors with a
chance to get acquainted with Bahamians
and their culture. Booths rented to
vendors sell conch fritters, guava duff,
coconut jimmy and other favorite foods.
Ms. Sherry Parker plans for these Fish
Fry gatherings to continue until mid-
June. The response to these cultural
events has been very eager and

Tourism Wins Prestigious Award

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has
won the prestigious Creativity in Public
Relations Award for their Crisis
Communications and The Island of The
Bahamas Weather Conference. Already
this year The Bahamas has won 22
Adrian Golden Bell Awards and two
Public Relations Society of American Big

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Their main rival in the competition
award was Federal Express. Other
notable winners were Coke, AIM,
AT&T, and the Milk campaign. The
Ministry is working hard to bring visitors
to our shores.

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Bahamas Real Estate Association
Unregistered Agents
ESTAEy Notice

The general public is reminded
that with the passage of the Real Es-
-i tate (Brokers and Salesmen) Act
4_ 1995, all persons who present them-
-I selves as practicing real estate, and
are deal ing in real estate transactions
of any kind must be registered to
practice and must be in possession of a licence to do so.

The general public is advised that anyone purporting to be
licenced to deal in real estate should be asked to present a li-
cence, duly issued and sealed by the Bahamas Real Estate Asso-
ciation showing the licence number, date of issue and date of

Persons known to be dealing in real estate without being able
to show evidence of registration and being in possession of a
licence of registration and being in possession of a licence as
described above should be reported, in writing, to the Bahamas
Real Estate Association, Post Office Box N-8860, Nassau, Baha-
mas, so that they may be dealt with under the penalties of the

The general public is asked to be alert to the contents of this
notice so as to be protected when dealing in real estate matters.
Barbara J. Brooks (Mrs.) President
Bahamas Real Estate Association

'Junle 1998 Ihe AMareiflan Page 33

Local Government

- at Work

Hotel Licencing 7 May 98
Hotel licenses were renewed for those
hotels which had notified the Board that
they had looked after the deficiencies
found in the February inspection by
inspectors from Nassau.
Deficiencies included:
rusty lamp shades or other items
dirty ceiling fans
lumpy or sunken mattresses
faulty smoke alarms

flaking ceilings
missing screens or bathroom tiles
kitchen fire extinguishers not
inspected every six months as required.
Many hotels are delinquent in
remitting the monthly 4% room tax and
letters are being sent requesting that these
accounts be brought up to date..
Town Planning 19 May. 98
A plan for several duplexes in the High

Bottle Collecting Intrigues Cherokee Man

By Lee Pinder
We all do it. Some of us are like Pack
Rats, squirreling things away "I never
know when I might need this." Others of
us just have an inner feeling or
realization that certain things are
becoming scarce, and say, "I don't see
many of these anymore." It may be
something left to us by Grandma, handed
down through the family, something old
and tattered but still loved and cherished.
Saved and set aside, hidden for many
year, undiscovered in an old chest, a
treasure which could be quite sought
after by collectors and maybe quite
valuable today.
Of course, the lists are endless:
stamps, old coins, shells, dolls, baseball

cards, salt and pepper shakers,
paperweights or teacups. Why, I have a
friend who has a lovely collection of
antique hat pins. Now, when was the last
time you saw one of those?
We call it a hobby. It's relaxing and
even therapeutic. Some doctors insist we
will live longer if we take up a hobby,
not to mention that it could also be very
profitable since many have turned their
hobbies into a business.
Bonnie and Hartie Albury of Cherokee
Sound are collectors but their passion is
old bottles. As Hartie is a fisherman by
trade, he has had many opportunities to
beach comb some very remote and

PLEASE SEE Collection

Page 39

Rock area of Marsh Harbour was deferred
pending approval by the Marsh Harbour
Town Committee. It is near the area where
residents earlier objected to a proposed
Construction valued at $1.9 million
was approved during the April 18 and May
9 meetings.
Port Authority 13 May 1998
A request to extend a new marina
dock in Guana Harbour to 480 feet from
the shore was deferred until Port members
can inspect the site. There was concern that
without more information this" could
interfere with navigation or the
accompanying breakwater might impede
natural water currents. A decision will be
made after a site inspection and after
consultation with Guana Cay residents.
A home owner was asked to remove a
seawall built on an Eastern Shore beach. A

wall and patio were built onto a beach past
the property and out into the water. Neither
a building permit nor Crown Land approval
was obtained.

Council 27 May 1998
A pickup truck has been assigned to the
Ministry of Works compound. The
government-owned truck was used during
the highway paving and has been idle in
recent months.
A 300+ passenger cruise ship is
scheduled to begin service between
Florida and the central part of Abaco in
October 1999 according to Chief
Councillor Mike Malone.
A First Responder program was
announced in which each community in the
Bahamas will have a minimum of two
persons trained in first response first aid.
PLEASE SEE Local Govt. Page 35

i Weather and other conditions will affect the bde. The predictions
shown on this chart are based on the normal conditions that existed
when NOAANNOS and other agencies gathered the data. Times shown
will be within a few minutes for the entire eastern Abaco area. Pelican
Harbouris ust inside North Bar Channel.

Tides Pelican Harbour

June 1998

This graph is generated from NOAA/NOS
data via software from Nautical Software,
phone 503-579-1414.

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Page 34 The Abaconian June 199

Youth Activities

Scouts Help Beautify
Scouts of the Sixth Abaco troop based
at the Abaco Central High School helped
celebrate Scouts Clean Environment
Week on April 1st by planting decorative
plants around the Abaco Central High
School campus. The plants were donated
by the Rotary Club of Abaco.
Leaders Hold Dinner
The Abaco Scout District held its first
Leaders' Appreciation Dinner on April
24th at the Rooster's Rest Restaurant in
Green Turtle Cay. Leaders were thanked
for doing a splendid job with their
various groups. Congratulations went to
Drexel Major, who was recently
appointed an Assistant Commissioner for
the District and to Huel Moss, who
received his Wood Badge beads.
Sports Event Held
The Scouts held their first annual
Abaco Scouts' Olympics at the park in
Murphy Town on April 25th. The Scouts
enjoyed may races and competitions.
Scouts attended from as far away as
Sandy Point and the Cays.
Sea Based Scouts to Arrive
By Capt. Richard Canfield
On June 1st the Boy Scouts of
America High Adventure Sailing
Program will begin its eighth year on
Abaco. The program has expanded this
year from 40 Scouts and leaders per
week on four boats to sixty per week on
six boats including the Man-O-War built
schooner William H. Albury.
The program is a very challenging one
for the Boy Scouts during which they
learn teamwork and responsibility in a

demanding environment. The Scouts eat
and sleep aboard their sailing vessel for
seven days and nights. They do all of the
work aboard their boats from setting the
sails, navigating and standing anchor
watch to scrubbing the decks and
polishing brass. They operate in an area
from Green Turtle Cay to Little Harbour.
This year the headquarters (known as
Bahamas Sea Base) has moved from
Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour due to the
expanded size of the program. The
sailing program and boats are under the
direction of Capt. Joe Maggio and the
Boy Scout activities under the direction
of Capt. Richard Canfield.
The Scouts are deeply indebted to
many local businesses for their
cooperation and assistance. It is
impossible to list everyone, but special
mention must be made of the Conch Inn,
Hope Town Harbour Lodge, Guana Cay
Beach Resort, the Moorings, Pizza Hut,
Sapodillys and Standard Hardware.
Scholarships Are Awarded
By Capt. Richard M. Canfield
The High Adventure Sailing Program
has awarded two people from Abaco as
recipients of scholarships which will
allow them to attend a Scouting camp in
New Mexico for seven days of training
and camping. The two which were
selected are Mr. Joel Reckley of the
Third Abaco Scout Troop in Green
Turtle Cay and Scout Anwar Reckley of
the Fifth Abaco Scout Troop in Marsh
Harbour. They will take part in mountain
climbing, canoeing, river rafting, and sky
diving. This will take place in July.

Professionally Maintained
Suzuki 100 CC's & Yamaha 80 CC's
Hourly $10 Hourly $ 2
W 1/2 day $ 20 1/2 Day $ 5
Daily $ 35 Daily $ 8
Week $185 em Week $35
Tandem Bikes
Free Pickup or Delivery P.O. Box AB 20871
Call 367-4643 or VHF 16 Marsh Harbour, Abaco
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Concrete Blocks
san 4"x 8"x 16"
,gstI-3 6"x 8"x 16"_sjX6"
eS xt 31 8 ,tn"x 16" Ini l Stone
C ot % oCs d d 6tto Corner Blocks i18" at r
o t oft 6oed Regular Blocks j24,-

yea0 Hydraulic Fittings & Hoses
Monday Friday 7 am 4 pm
P.O. Box AB 20403, Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2502

K & S Auto Service

Automotive Accessories
Full Automotive Service
Gasoline & Diesel Fuel
Tires & Tire Repairs
Expert Mechanics
Automobile Parts
Oil changed

Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Boulevard
Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655
Percy Albury, Owner/Manager


Boy Scout leaders from the United States gave scholarships to one leader and one Scout
from Abaco to attend a leadership seminar and mountain sporting experiences at the Boy
Scout camp in New Mexico. Shown above are, 1. to r., Kirby G. Crocker, Capt. Richard
Canfield, Joel Reckley, Huel Moss, Drexel Major and Anwar Reckley. The two Reckleys,
not related, are those chosen to leave next month for New Mexico. The scholarships even
included transportation costs.

Overeaters Anonymous
A group recovering from compulsive over- Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.
eating meets at the Marsh Harbour Library. Wednesday 2:00 p.m.
Call 367-2068 for more information. Friday 9:15 a.m.

Leslie Wallace Williams
Name Change To
Leslie Wallace Archer
I, Leslie Wallace Williams, of the township of Marsh Harbour on the Island
of Abaco, one of the Islands in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and pre-
viously called Leslie Wallace Archer do hereby on behalf of myself and my
heirs absolutely renounce and abandon the use of the names Leslie Wallace
Williams and assume the name of Leslie Wallace Archer.
Any person wishing to object to this name change must notify the Chief
Passport Officer.

Bahamas Real Estate Association
Notice to Everyone Dealing
in Real Estate

To all persons engaged in the
5 'business of real estate anywhere in
4 the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
With the passage of the Real Estate
(Brokers and Salesmen) Act 1995, all
persons engaged in, intending to enter into practice in, or are
in any way connected with doing active business in real estate
in the Bahamas today, must be registered with the Registrar of
Real Estate and must be licenced by the Real Estate Board to
actively engage in the practice of real estate in the Common-
wealth of The Bahamas
Failure to be registered and licenced will subject person so
involved to the penalties provided in the Act.
Application forms for registration and licence can be ob-
tained at the office of the Bahamas Real Estate Association in
The Bahamas, Chamber of Commerce Building, Collins Av-
enue at Shirley Street, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday. For information call 242-325-4942 or fax 242-
The general public is alerted to the need to deal in real
estate transactions of any kind only with brokers and their
salesmen who have been duly registered and licenced under
the terms of the Real Estate (Brokers and Salesmen Act 1995.
Barbara J. Brooks (Mrs.) President
Bahamas Real Estate Association

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Local Govt. FROM Page 33
Volunteers will be given 4 6 weeks of
first aid training primarily related to
emergency situations.
The empty and vandalized principal's
residence in Murphy Town has been
requested by the Ministry of Housing. They
propose to renovate the building and
restore it to use as a residence. Council

approved the request.
Council members approved a request
for commercial use of the land along he
South Side Road in Murphy Town. Years
ago the area had been considered for
industrial use and was approved then for
commercial or industrial purposes.
A request for an acre of Crown Land
for a bar at the airport was not

June 1998 The Abaconian Page 35

Power FROM Page 1 wiring necessary for the beach road.
After the power is in, the houses will
BEC is prepared to begin work in three have to pass electrical inspections and
to six months after the first 30 interested owners will be responsible for the
owners have paid the initial fee. This will additional expense of the connections
not include the cost for the underground from the nearest pole to their houses.

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$895;,000 $750,000 .

* Apartment Complex Marsh Harbour 7 Units Built 1992, impeccable condition. Super Location good income & return on investment $570,000
* "Alcatraz" Pelican Shores, Marsh Harbour- 2 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Waterfront, Private Dock Great Harbour Views ......................... ...... 415,000
* "C'Est La Vie" Hope Town Harbour 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Dock House, Caretaker's Cottage, Private Dock Great Harbour Views .......... $350,000
* "Sugar Apple" Man-O-War Cay 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 2 Screen Porches, Beautiful Garden, "Snore Box" Guest House sleeps 2............ $290,000
* "Charlestown" Man-O-War Cay Settlement 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Built 1989 meticulously maintained, Bedroom Ocean View......... $215,000
* "Sandpiper" White Sound, Elbow Cay 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Charming Dock Cottage, Fireplace, Garage/workshop, 60' Private Dock........... $200,000
* "Gibraltar" Man-O-War Cay Settlement 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Charming Traditional Bahamian, Crow's Nest, Workshop, Laundry.............. $200,000

* "Fisher Tract" Man-O-War Cay Lush wooded building sites Several available with semi-private dock access: from:............................. $75,000

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FROM Page 28

On Friday morning, Rakeisha was out
of the hospital, asking to come home to
Moore's Island She will return soon after
she returns to the hospital for her check

Now that the operation is over, the
family has to plan more fund raising
events to meet the hospital bills. Once
again, I, the writer, ask that anyone who
can help contact the parents at 366-6410.
It is the hope of the people of Moore's
Island that little Rakeisha remains well as

we try to raise funds to help pay her
hospital bills.
P.S. I apologise for this writing. As
the weather started yesterday, an electric
cable burst into flames. This has lead to
a black out in most parts of the island.
This article is on my computers but I had
to write it by hand because of the power

Real Estate

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Beach front on a magnificent 31/2 mile beach or
On a Marina with private boat slips
All with pool and tennis privileges
Special Discounts offered September & October
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2 bed 2 bathcondo 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage
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Well maintained and furnished; ii Excellent condition
Good rental income possibilities | Very willing seller $285,000 Price $490,000 Make Offer

Tilloo Cay 3.4 acres, good elevations, sea to sea


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

Contact Colin Lightbourn
(242) 325-1950 or
(242) 322-4148
P.O. Box N4949, Nassau, Bahamas

Green Turtle Cay Interior lot, 10,000 sq. ft.
Cherokee 2 bedroom wooden house
Long Beach lots with utilities & finaricingf
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

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Picture and 4 lines $25.00
Additional lines at $2.00 per line.
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Cherokee Sound & Marsh Harbour, Daily &
Weekly Rentals, Call Glenn or Connie at
242-367-2486 after 5:30 or
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 I /2 bath, central a/c,
satellite, $900. Call 365-6072 or 366-0347
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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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
meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the
real estate
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June 1998 The Abaconlan Page 37

Classified Advertisements

Houses & Land -For Sale or Rent



Elbow Cay Watch the sunrise and sunset!
Spacious 3 bedroom, 3 full bath home tropical
island home. Beautiful panoramic views of the
Sea of Abaco. Close to beach. List #3268
Bahama Palm Shores Great investment
opportunity in private community. Beautifully
wooded lot, ocean beach access. List #3282
Lubbers Quarters Beach front island cottage
in tropical garden setting on white sandy beach.
Yards of wrap-around deck. Only 5 minutes to
Hope Town. List #3202 $250,000
Elbow Cay Lovely wooded hill top lot, 100' x
160' with view of the Sea of Abaco. High
elevation. List #3203 Only $50,000
Elbow Cay Lovely 15,000 sq. ft residential lot
off the Centerline Road. List #3116 $34,883
Dundas Town. Three contiguous lots on main
road. Great business opportunity. List #2832,
2873, 2874 $11,500 to $16,000
Matt Lowes Cay Beautiful well-situated 52
acre private island adjacent to Marsh Harbour.
Four lovely beaches, protected harbour and
three docks. Fantastic opponuniti to on your
fantasy! List 452 Call for Details
Outer Point Cay 3 acre island situated at the
entrance to Marsh Harbour off Snapper Point.
Dock is in place with good water depth. List
#1588 Call for Details
Treasure Cay Estate Section. 4,000 sq. ft.
home with separate 1 bedroom apartment.
Includes Ford station wagon, wind surfer,
bicycles. Across from world's best beach! List
#1040 $480,000
Treasure Ca) Estate Section. 2 adjacent lots
l T'ifT?$35.000. 12,150 sq ft.. $34,000.
A stone's throw from the beach. Make an offer
on both! List #2831 & #2875
Treasure Cay Villa Small beach front
development. Sunny 2 bedroom detached
garden villa. List # 3313 $222,000
Pelican Shores Two lots on beautiful Pelican
Shores. Beach access, private area. Dockage
upon request. 14,600 sq. ft., $122,000; 12,500
sq. ft., $105,000 List 3295 & 3296
Marsh Harbour Excellent family home in
good neighborhood. Oversize lot, family room,
immaculate condition, 3 bedrooms, garage. List
#3040 $235,000
Leisure Lee Come and go! Cute cottage, sea
view, private beach access, serviced dock. Only
3 years old. Easily closed up. List # 3114
Great Cistern Cay Exclusive enclave away
from it all, yet only minutes from every
convenience. Beautiful unspoiled part of Abaco.
I acre lot. List #3294, $36,000
Marsh Harbour, Eastern Shores Atmospheric
country-style 3 bedroom home with guest
cottage. Screened porches, patios, docks,
seaside gazebo. Includes antiques, 20' Mako,
Jeep Cherokee, 16' Hobie Cat. Must be seen!
Serious inquiries only. List # 3112 $686,000
Unique Opportunity One acre waterfront
estate with 2 bedroom main residence and 1
bedroom guest house. Screened porch, deck,
patio. Built in 1994. Rolling lawn to ocean.
Private beach access. Permission to build 100'
dock. Family compound may be subdivided.
Secluded area, yet only minutes from every
convenience. List# 3317 $536,000
Treasure Cay On a canal with lagoon view, 1
bedroom condo with hurricane security shutters,
sheltered 32' boat slip, new carpet and tile, new
A/C compressor. Immaculate condition. Pool,
landscaping, garage storage. Never rented.
Furnished. 3 V2 mile beach, golf, library,
medical facilities and airport nearby. Abaco's
most desirable community. List #3115

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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 Magnificeni views of Sea of
Abaco from all rooms and wrap-around decks.
Deep water pier plus private sandy beach
across road. Full 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-

Pinder's Real Estate
Great Guana Cay, Abaco
"The Unspoiled Island"
Over 200 lots starting at $25,000 also acreage,
oceanfront, hilltop and bayside lots
Pinder's Cottages, 2 & 3 bedroom, $650 to
$700 weekly. A summer special of $350 per
week per person includes one day fishing &
diving 0 One day snorkeling & island hopping
* boat & guide 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
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Enjoy the lifestyle you deserve...
Waterfront lots with private boat slips
in a secure gated community
starting at $99,000.
Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152

Land & Sea

I,"- p lbuIn GreAil Guan t Cy
.. H BI \ rn ^un o,
(0l Rundy Rbeas
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.
Guana Cay /2 acre lot near Dolphin Beach,
Call Samantha Sands at 365-6072 or 365-6143
after 5 pm
Leisure Lee 11,726 Sq. Ft. Cleared Lot w/80
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-
Little Harbour Beautiful secluded Bookies
Bay. beach frontage home on 2.5-acres,
mature laridicjapin~. 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

mlie cihdtbourn A2ea[ dslale
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 V4 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
Guana Cay 531/ Acre waterfront ridge top with
47' elevation on bluff on sound. Stunning
views, public road, electricity available, town
1 mile. $375,000 all or part, Brochure, Brian
954-942-4177, Fax 954-942-7230 or Edmund
Pinder in Guana Cay 242-365-5046

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The Real Estate (Brokers and Salesmen) Act
1995 requires that all persons practicing real
estate in the Bahamas today must be registered
and licenced to do so.
Protect your investment and your property by
dealing with licenced brokers and salesmen.
Their expertise and professional concern is the
assurance of satisfaction in obtaining the most
important investment in your life your
Ask to see their licence or call the
Bahamas Real Estate Association
for information.
Telephone 242-325-4942

Hope Town 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 Cav Marnie's Landing V2 acre lots.
Dock slip, Ocean to Bay. S50,000 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

Lot 150' x 175' with right of way to dock and
beach $145,000
Lot 75' x 280' on the ocean $150,000
Lot 50' x 285' with large cistern and
rainwater catchment $160,000
Lot 62' x 150' near the ocean beaclt 49,500
Lot 70' x 100' with excellent view $ 69,000
Lot with furnished house $149,000
Lot with furnished house, 3 bed, 2 bath
Lot with house partly furnished $226,000
Very large lot with furnished house with right-
of-way to dock and harbour $520,000
Very large lot on the ocean with two fully
furnished houses, modern conveniences
Beach lot with main house and guest house,
sleeps nine $380,000
Lot with furnished house and dock on
Dickey's Cay (across the harbour from Man-
O-War Marina) $360,000
Lot with partly built two story house on
Dickey's Cay, (across the harbour from the
Man-O-War Marina) $610,000
For further information please contact Haziel
L. Albury, J.P., Realtor. 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 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 Two vacant lots in Great
Abaco Club gated community with seawall,
facing 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
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 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-
Scotland Cay Bay front lot over /2 acre
landscaped and cleared for a home. $165,000.
Call 352-854-0042
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
modem almost everything new, 1 V acres, fruit
trees, beach, all amenities, 35 ft boat slip
included, complete ready to move in. Owner


Second Home Ownership Is Encouraged
the Bahamas, a foreign national will be Registration of a purchase of property future. Many charitable organizations
dra Evans, Salet Associate taxed at the following rates: with the Foreign Investment Board such as orphanages, The Bahamas
lhamas Realty Limited Taxable Owner Other guarantees the repatriation of the Humane Society, The Bahamas National
ne has never been better for Value Occupied Property proceeds from the sale at a later date. Trust, AARK and the Bahamas Air and
nationals to purchase vacation First $100,000 Nil 1.0% While resident in The Bahamas, a non- Sea Rescue Service welcome non-
I/or establish residency through Next $400,000 1.0% !.0% Bahamian homeowner will enjoy a Bahamian involvement.
vnership in The Bahamas. Excess over $500,000 1.5% 2.0% peaceful, democratic and industrious Next month: The basics of a real
the nation's investment climate nation enthusiastically building for the estate transaction.

has been dramatic during the 1990s. The
prestigious Financial Times calls it the
"born again Bahamas." This could also
be applied to the hard-working, church-
going and pleasant Bahamians who make
living here such a pleasure.
The International Persons Landholding
Act 1993 came into effect on January
1st, 1994. This Act provides that a non-
Bahamian may acquire real property in
The Bahamas without a permit, providing
the property is under five acres in size.
The purchaser registers the acquisition
with the Secretary to the Foreign
Investment Board.
Purchasing over five acres requires a
permit and a statement of intent for the
land use. Purchases without this permit
are invalid. This procedure is to
discourage land speculation.
For a fee non-Bahamian home owners
can apply for a permit which allows them
and their family to stay in the Bahamas
for as long as the card is current. Those
wishing to establish permanent residency
for tax-exempt status or other reasons
can apply to the Ministry of Public
Safety and Immigration. Again, family
members can be included. Preference is
given to those who are investing
$500,000 or more in a home or business
in The Bahamas. The fees are paid
according to the specified schedule
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isolated cays in search of old and
interesting bottles that may have floated
there some dark and stormy night. And
who knows, with the Bahamas colourful
and exciting history, just when these
treasure would have washed ashore or
where they may have come from.
Hartie admits he was just a little fella
when he found a small clay ink bottle in
his own back yard and he's been
searching for more and unusual finds
ever since. His collection dates back as
far as 1727, long before the infamous
Wyannie Malone ever landed on Abaco.

He also says many people have given
him old bottles they found and he often
trades bottles with another collector,
David Bethel, in Casuarina Point and
likes to brag that he hasn't anything in
his collection from the twentieth century.
On his excursions he has also picked up
a nice little collection of clay pipes, some
old spectacles and many different
coloured Portuguese glass flats.
Like most collectors, Hartie is always
anxious to show off his collection and
ever ready to check out a new site where
he might find an even older, priceless
gem to ad to his shelves.

Lowe's Pharmacy offered medical tests, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol, by Mr.
Carroll Sands, a registered pharmacist, and Ms. Michelle Weech, a representative of
Merck, Sharp and Duhme which donated some of the disposable items used in the testing.
They discovered better than ten persons who had serious problems and recommended that
they see a doctor promptly. According to Mr. Travis Curry this was an historic event.
They anticipate offering this service again within a year. Additionally, Commonwealth
Bank offered on-site loan arrangements to assist shoppers in taking advantage of the
savings offered by Lowe's Pharmacy in the furniture and appliance departments. Shown
in the photo are, seated 1. to r., Mrs. Carlton Dorsett and Mr. Gregory Newbold, both
of Commonwealth Bank, along with Mr. Travis Curry, Manager of Lowe's Pharmacy.
Standing are, 1. to r., Sandra Albury and Angela Cooke, both employees at the store.

The extensive collection of beautiful old bottles belong to Bonnie and Hartie Albury of
Cherokee. Hartie has been collecting since he was young and he gets great pleasure from
discovering these rare finds.

Rates for each issue
$7.00 T r 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, % mile south
of Fire Road on January 8th.
Call 1-770-534-7060
$1,000 REWARD


Painting Inside & outside Pressure cleaning
& mildew removal Water-proofing Roof-
ing Rotten wood replaced Parking lots 0
Leroy Tucker, Marsh Harbour, 367-3849
Valentine Day Sailing, beaching, snorkeling.
Located in Treasure Cay. Lucky Lady 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

6 KW Onan air cooled diesel genset, older
unit but in good condition. Complete spare
parts package, B$1,500 or USS Call 365-4471
Water storage cisterns, 6 sizes available, less
than $1 per gallon, factory direct. Call Dolphin
Fiberglass Products at 305-247-1748

White sei-ing machine semi industrial $200
Venrtical blinds offtT\hie, 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
Golf Cart 1995 Easy Go, very clean $950 Call


.2 LaClaina, .Jmarja v nrp elc startI iour
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
28" Bayliner Contessa 1986, Hull excellent,
Engine excellent except needs oil pan, (in
process). US flag, located Moorings dock,
Sacrifice $6,000 OBO. Call 954-942-4177

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

17' Donzi 1993 Evinrude 225 HP, well
maintained, 65 MPH. $7,000 Call Tommy
367-2742 work or 367-3190 home
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
22' Sailboat 1988 ETAP Belgium made sloop,
unsinkable, 8 HP Yamaha, duty paid, many
extras, $20,000. Call 359-6064 or VHF TREE

23' Bayliner Cuddy Cabin, 200 HP Mercury,
$15,000 ono, call 367-47641

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, for rent or sale, microwave,
fridge, A/C, good condition, no engine, in
Marsh Harbour. $11,000 Call 367-2184

4' rFMEITTKi n LKAIr I iya Yact, o' Y"
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
Refurbished Houseboat: Located in White
Sound, Elbow Cay, double & single bed, stove,
fridge, microwave, air conditioned, additional
outside shower. $17,500. Call 366-0133

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
If you're looking for a boat, or want to buy
a boat, Call Seaspray Resort Yacht Brokers,
Phone 366-0384

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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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