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25th Independence Celebrations

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. t.. $twetin. Megib&rd t hr., l N ?~.ik Abaco, is escottedby Parade Co WWi/ c6ife re Cay'n an inspection of tfie Nassau Police Marching And, the Abac oR ~ tves;and cthe Boy .
-SoE6 s ,at the Independence Celebrations in Cooper's T. T ,Os-fd fy 1Oth. D.S.P.MGl/* Offlcer in Charge ofhe -
Abaco District, accompanied the group e .an,-. "Mr. Sweeping. :

Fireworks, Bands,

Flag Ceremonies

& Town Fun Days

All Contribute
On July 10th The Bahamas celebrated
its 25th Silver Jubilee anniversary. This
was marked throughout the country by
various ceremonies, flag raising,
marching band performances, sporting
events and cultural events. The official
events will continue through November
as the country acknowledges its
development through the years.
On Abaco many events have been
staged and more are to come. The
commemoration began on June 30th with
the national flag being flown in and
raised on Abaco in three locations. This
was followed on July 9th with an
ecumenical church service held at the
Unity Baptist Church in Treasure Cay.
Guest speaker for the occasion was Dr.
Dr. Charles W. Saunders.
The communities came together for a
flag raising at midnight on July 9th at the
park in Murphy Town. Members of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force did a march
past as the flag was raised while the band
from Wesley College provided
The event concluded with a fireworks
show and light refreshments.
Many communities held activities on
July 10th and 11th. This was a family

PLEASE SEE Independence

Page 2

Spinnakers abounded during the summer
Regatta. See Pages 36 & 37 for article.

Goombay Summer
Opens with a Grand
Goombay Summer Festival 1998 for
Abaco was officially opened on July 23
by the Sen. Calvin Johnson, Permanent
Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism,
and included a grand ceremony.
The programme included a marching
concert by the Royal Bahamas Police
Force Band with their showy uniforms
and precise maneuvers. Limbo King
Desmond Cartwright wowed the audience
as lowered the bar down close to the
floor. Opal Dawkins and her band of
dancers cleverly plaited the May pole
followed by visitors trying their hand at
it. A Meringue dance demonstration and
contest, a Junkanoo parade, and calypso
band completed the programme.
The crowd attending the first
Goombay Summer Festival numbered
about a thousand and included hundreds
of visitors who enjoyed the show along
with the Bahamians. Audience
participation in many of the events
increased the entertainment. The
organizing efforts of Ms. Sherry Parker
and Ms. Winsome Ferguson of the local
Ministry of Tourism office were very

PLEASE SEE Goombay Page 4

The bow of the new cruise ship DISNEY MAGIC dwarfs the waterfront at
Castaway Cay off Sandy Point on her maiden visit luly 14 after crossing the
Atlantic from Lisbon, Portugal. The 963 foot ship, which is nearly as long as a
U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, is registered in Nassau and made her first stop here
before continuing to Port Canaveral in Florida. Photo by lack Hardy

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Independence Events Were Island Wide

Independence FROMPage 1
sports fun day which included fireworks.
On the 10th there was a Beat Retreat,
Youth Rally and Exhibition at Ingraham
Park in Cooper's Town. The Royal
Bahamas Police Force Band was featured
along with local bands.
Later in the year there will be three
Jubilee Award Balls held to honour
Bahama Games athletes and deserving
citizens who have contributed to the

development of the island. Local
government is asking for nominations of
outstanding citizens in several areas who
have contributed significantly to the
development of Abaco during the past 25
years. If you know someone you feel
deserves recognition, contact your Town
Committee chairman who has application

Flag Raising
The national flag was raised at three
locations on Abaco on June 30th
officially launching the 25th
Independence celebrations on Abaco. The
raising began at Treasure Cay at 9 a.m.,
continued to Marsh Harbour at noon and
was raised at Sandy Point at 4 p.m. The
flag was raised on every island
throughout the country and was finally
rung up the pole at Nassau on July 9th.
Students of Nassau schools brought the
flag and delivered it to students at each
stop. A Royal Bahamas Police Force
representative raised it and the national
anthem was sung. The flag raising
commemorates the lowering the British
flag and the raising of the Bahamian flag
on July 10th, 1973.
Present at each location were local
government leaders who organized a
short programme. The programme was
followed by refreshments.

The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band entertained the residents of North Abaco on
Independence Day and executed their marching maneuvers while playing.

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Goombay Summer Is A Success


FROM Page 1

evident. Attractive booths offered
delicious Bahamian foods and the
atmosphere was relaxed and happy.
The Festival will continue weekly on
Friday nights through September 4th.
The Central Abaco events will be held
across from Memorial Plaza. Each week
will feature various musical groups, arts
and craft vendors, cultural performances
and native foods.
On August 6 the venue will be at the
Treasure Cay ferry dock and will include
the Royal Bahamas Police Band in the
programme. On August 20 the Festival
will move to Sandy Point and will again
feature the Royal Bahamas Police Band.
These evenings of entertainment are to
acquaint the visitors with Bahamian
culture, to encourage them to mingle
with them and to provide experiences
which will result in their repeat visits.


Even the young were thrilled with the
Goombay Summer music.


Limbo King Desmond Cartwright is shown carefully inching his way under the pole while
the crowds watched in anticipation. They erupted in cheers and applause on his success.

Visitors danced into
the night at the
Goombay Summer
festival in Marsh
Harbour. Approxi-
mately 1,000 per-
sons attended the
first Goombay Sum-
mer street party with
the mix being about
halfvisitors and half

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-News of the Cays

By Samantha Sands
10th July 1998-Silver Jubilee
The Man-O-War community
celebrated the Bahamas' Silver
Anniversary with the traditional Sports
Meet and Cookout. The festivities began
at the ball field with the National Anthem
and prayer. Then there were races of all
kinds including sprint, three-legged, ball
throw, sack race, egg and spoon, and
distance. There were many "competitors"
age two and up to 16. The kids had a
really great time.
After the track races, the crowd
moved down to the Public Dock for the
swimming and diving races and
everyone's favorite, the Slippery Pole.
They really enjoyed the refreshing water
after a hot morning of having fun.
After the races, we all enjoyed the
lunch that had been prepared. There was
everything from hamburgers, macaroni
and cheese, and baked beans to an
assortment of goodies and sweets. After
an exciting and tiring morning, most
people took advantage of such a beautiful
day to relax and cool off at the beach. It
was a great day and a good time was had
by all.
The Awards Ceremony was held on
July 15th at the ball field with a
fireworks display following. The Man-O-
War community would like to thank
Island Administrator Everette Hart for a
very generous donation and for his
interest in our community. Thanks to
Brian Albury and Charmaine Albury for
organizing the sports and everyone else
that helped in any way. Thanks again,
we really appreciate your efforts.
Everyone had a great time. It was really
a wonderful day and we are already
looking forward to next year's

Man-O-War School News
Man-O-War School and PTA hosted
an award ceremony to reward the efforts
of our hardworking students.
All of the students were given
certificates to recognize their special
talents. But we had three students who
received special gifts and awards for
keeping their grade point averages high
throughout the school year.
These awards were presented in
memory of four foreign residents whose
friends and relatives have made donations
to our school on their behalf. Gabrielle
Manni was awarded the Bill Wright
Award for a GPA of 96, Junea Sweeting
was awarded the Joe Warren Award for
a GPA of 93.39 and Marsha Sands was
awarded the Dottie Sawin Award for a
GPA of 93.57.
Gabrielle Manni will have her name
placed on the Arthur Hansen Memorial
Trophy which is awarded to the student
with the highest GPA each year. This is
the second year in a row for Gabrielle to
receive this honour.
The students and teachers sadly say
good-bye to their grade 1 to 4 teacher
Judith Higgs. We will all miss you.
National Essay Winner
Nikita Albury won third place in the
national Independence Day essay contest.
We are very proud of her and hope she
continues to have a lot of interest in
writing. She will be going to Nassau to
receive her award. On behalf of Man-O-
War All Age School we would especially
like to thank Mrs. Marie Cherry for
helping us with the contest.
Essay Contestants
Our school recently was informed that
five of our senior students have been
awarded in the Royal Commonwealth

Essay Competition that they participated
in last spring. The highest award went to
Shawn Roberts, who won a special prize
in Class C. The prize comprises a cash
sum of 230.00 and a book prize of
Other awards go to Megan Albury
Class D commended, Joshua Malone
Class C commended, Marsh Sands Class
C Commended, Nicholas Sands Class C
Specially Commended
We are delighted to see these young
writers' talents recognized and we thank
Mrs. Marie Cherry for her help in
developing their skills.
The students, teachers and parents
would like to wish teacher Mr. Larry
Elkins a very happy birthday and we
look forward to getting to know Mrs.
Elkins when she joins him in September.

Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Williams
Wedding Bells Ring
Laura Eldnn, daughter nf Donald and
Patricia, was married to Jamie Don
Williams on June 13th. The couple


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Pag 8 The AbaonanAugust1998

Central Abaco

Marsh Harbour
New Gym Opens in
Marsh Harbour
By Stephanie Humblestone
On the 20th of July Brent Cartwright
and Layna Whiting joined forces in
opening Absolute Fitness, Marsh
Harbour's one and only gym. The new
facility, occupying 900 square feet of the
old ice house in Marsh Harbour, is
located west of the road to Pelican
Shores off Queen Elizabeth Drive.
The gym's black rubberised floor and
pristine white walls marry well with the
dark streamline exercise machines which,
in Layna's words, "tone every part of the
body." There are unusual sounding
machines such as the pectoral fly and the
preacher curl and more common ones
like treadmills and bikes.
At the moment the couple, who both
"work out" regularly, are eagerly
awaiting a cross trainer, a new state-of-
the-art invention which has made the
"stepper" obsolete.
Layna has put her own personal touch
to the well stocked boutique which runs
the width of the gym. Here club
members are able to purchase designer
brands of "work out" clothes and aids to
fitness such as weights and magnets. A
television and soda machine have been
included for patrons' use. In time they
hope to expand the premises to include
more fitness related amenities.
In only two days Absolute Fitness has
signed up over thirty members, some
familiar with the new technology in
fitness apparatus and some novices. The
latter receive instruction from Layna and
Brent, who are always on site to monitor
and inform people. In the near future the
enthusiastic couple have plans to attend a
physical fitness certification course.
Meanwhile, they are following a personal
training programme.
"We have great plans for this place,"
said Layna, who is thrilled by the
positive and immediate response to her
new enterprise. "This community really
needed a gym and the tourists love it,"
she added.
Absolute Fitness is open from Monday
to Friday between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. and
on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is
closed on Sundays. Rates are $8 per day,
$32 per week, $55 for one month and
$150 for three months.
Second Family Market
Store in Marsh Harbour
By Stephanie Humblestone
Three months ago Ruthie Key, owner

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a second store at the Moorings in Marsh
Harbour. She describes it as a mini-
market and, in her words, it will be a
"subsidiary outlet to the main store."
The Bahamas Family Market, located
near the traffic light in Marsh Harbour,
opened five years ago. Its gourmet
products such as fine cheeses, cold cuts
and delicatessen delights have made it a
favourite for the discerning shopper.
Highly visible to passing traffic, its wide
and colourful array of fruits and

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vegetables is a delight to the eye.
The new premises are approximately
1000 square feet in size, It has a fine
bakery, delicatessen and gourmet food
section which, like the main store,
singles it out from other grocery stores.
Pigeon Pea and the Mud
By Stephanie Humblestone
I vonne Albury Key wishes it to be
known that her silence vis-a-vis the
relocation of Pigeon Pea and the Mud
does not mean she has abandoned the

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total workout. Mirrors give the illusion of space and help the clients see if they are using
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project. She has been waiting for the past
two months for an interview date from
the Prime Minister. She will keep readers
informed as to her progress.
Lightning Strikes BaTelCo
Lightning made a direct hit on the
Marsh Harbour BaTelCo tower on July
4th causing extensive damage to the
exchange. Local service was re-
established with Marsh Harbour the next
day but calls outside the town could not
be made reliably for several more days.
Service within each outlying settlement
was not disrupted. However, they could
not call beyond their own exchange until
the Marsh Harbour exchange was
Damage to the Marsh Harbour
exchange was extensive. Some spare
equipment was locally available while
some parts were flown in from Nassau.
Another strike damaged the Sandy
Point exchange on July 12th causing
spasmodic service from Marsh Harbour
to Nassau.
Dundas Town
Street Renamed Godfrey
Godfrey Cooper, fondly known as
"Uncle Godfrey," was honoured by the
town of Dundas Town the last week end
of July. Mr. Cooper at 93 years is the
oldest resident of Dundas Town and the
Town Committee decided to name a


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The First 25 Were OK, What's Next?

The Bahamas is celebrating a milestone
- its 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary. The
country has changed dramatically since
July 10th, 1973, when the Union Jack
was ceremoniously lowered and the flag
of the brand new nation raised. That
made The Bahamas a free and sovereign
The Bahamas holds the distinction of
being the very first country anywhere in
the world to achieve its independence
with no bloodshed but through patient
negotiations. This record stood for many
years. The road to Independence took
several years. One of the major steps
leading up to that occurred in 1964 when
the Colony Uof the Bahamas gained
internal self-government under England.
By 1969 the Constitution was revised
giving the Bahamas the status of a
In the years since that day The
Bahamas has changed, developed,
matured. Slowly the Bahamian people
have realized their power at the polls and
have quietly and effectively voted to
bring in people whom they trusted and
accepted. Their thinking has changed to
realize that they have resources to change
their lives. People have slowly become
more independent in their thinking, not
accepting outside influences that were
forced upon them. They are slowly
throwing off the dependence that they had
on England.
Although there have been major
upheavals in the world at large, The
Bahamas has quietly developed and
changed at its own pace. Education has
improved, giving the people more
opportunity to improve their living
standards. Many enterprising Bahamians
have done well economically in a wide
variety of businesses. The government
has put in place in the Family Islands
local government which allows the
government to be closer to the people.
Government has improved the lot of the
people in many areas. An improved
infrastructure has been put in place to
encourage growth. The standard of living
is very high compared to many countries
around the world.
However, The Bahamas faces a very

The Abaconian

challenging future. The world climate of
business is changing dramatically and The
Bahamas is going to be caught up in it
whether we are ready or not. With so
many new electronic aids available such
as fax machines, computers, pagers and
Internet, the face of business is changing
rapidly. Borders are no longer
meaningful in the same way they have
been in the past. We are going to have to
think of the bigger picture beyond our
Globalization, Privatization, Free
trade: these are all new concepts which
we will have to deal with within the next
few years. We cannot isolate ourselves
and bury our heads in the sand. No
country in the world can stand alone -
particularly our Bahamas which is so
dependent on the outside world. We must
consider our future seriously and begin
making preparations for the changes that
the next few years will bring.
The business world is fast becoming
the most dominant player in world
affairs. Business thinks globally and with
communication and transportation
developing so fast, the business world
will take advantage of the best situations.
We talk of globalization yet we are

By Stephanie Humblestone
I don't know about you but when I go
to buy a pound of carrots, I don't expect
to come away with a ton of wisdom.
When you shop at Vernon's Grocery
Store in Hope Town, you get more than
you bargained for. Along with your
groceries, you get food for thought and a
lot more philosophy than you can digest
at one standing. You might even get
instant enlightenment while standing in
line. Just imagine, no more
contemplating your navel or meditating
on the banks of the Ganges. You only
have to island hop to Hope Town.
The walls of Vernon's little400 square
foot shop are jam packed, not only with
a wide array of food stuffs, but also
small white cards, the kind usually
reserved for such banal requests as "Help
Wanted" or "Lost Kitten." Scribbled on
them, in every imaginable script and ink,
are messages which are thought-
provoking, jolting, incisive and always

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of a country's development is the state of
its utilities. If The Bahamas were rated by
its utilities and the service they provide,
where would we place?
We cannot tell just what our world will
be like in 10 or 20 years but we know
that we must begin now to make changes.
Our first priority must be to better
prepare our young people whose future
depends on their adequate preparation.
We must raise our standards so the young
people coming out of our schools can
read, write, and express themselves well.
We must teach them technical skills
which will allow them to earn a decent
wage. We must develop in them a better
work ethic. They need to be experienced
in fields broader than just specific to The
Bahamas. Businesses will not tolerate
poor workers when capable, trained
workers are available.
We have two main industries, tourism
and banking. We will have to nurture
both of these for our future and they
require well trained personnel. The
fishing grounds out to the 200 mile
economic zone are an untapped resource

Those little notices give queuing a
whole new dimension. They provide
relief from peering at the head or some
other more interesting part of the
anatomy of the person in front of you.
They put an end, too, to audible sighs
and foot tapping while a customer
deliberates over whether to buy the six
ounce or 12 ounce., box of Twiglets.
"I can only please one person at a day.
Tomorrow isn't you and the day after
doesn't look too good either" (despite its
message!) can be a calming leveller for
the harassed customer who is suffering
from the "four o'clock slump" and whose
blood sugar is in his boots.
The store's owner, Vernon Malone,
likes, in his words, "to bring a smile to
people." When he opened the shop in
1962, he and his wife Bobbi began
putting little points to ponder on the wall.
Since then he says it has "got out of
hand." Over the years it has become an
invitation to customers to bring in
sayings, aphorisms, maxims,
imponderables, quotations, jokes and
riddles for his already huge collection.
Some remain anonymous, with only
the contributor's sex evident. "If God
could put one man on the moon, why
couldn't She put them all!" or "If a
woman speaks in the forest and there's
not a man there to hear her, is it still
nagging?" Others need no signature!
"Neither our bread nor our prices are
inflated they rise by themselves."
Some are very apt to his store, "Those
who walk as if on eggs end up in an
omelet" and some to the village, "Trying
to stop a rumour is like trying to stop a
bell ringing or unspread butter," or "I
prefer a bottle in front of me than a

Any Hope?
Dear Mr. Editor,
Today I heard two statements from
two concerned residents of Marsh
Harbour concerning the social/cultural
aspects of the town.
I wish to share them with your readers
hoping they will cause serious reflection

which will be exploited by others if we
do not make use of it.
Even within The Bahamas we are
beginning to see the influence of big
global businesses in the form of Disney
from the States, Whampoa Hutchensen
from Hong Kong and Sun International
from South Africa. We are going to have
to learn how to work with these global
businesses and not be overwhelmed by
them. Neither can we afford to have them
ignore the Bahamas and set up business
Many of our successful businessmen
today are doing a great job managing
their businesses and are going about their
jobs competently. However, as they build
their own empire, they forget their
responsibility toward their communities.
They need to be committed to be leaders
to guide our communities. They need to
have the foresight and will to make
changes now while there is the
We must work together to bring about
the necessary changes which will keep
our little country a shining example of
one which accommodates itself to any
situation that occurs in the world at large.

)pe Town
frontal lobotomy."
Rumour has it that Vernon, who is
also a lay preacher, draws from his
mural storehouse of humour every
Sunday for his sermons with such gems
as "Not only can you not take it with you
but you can't send it either," "The road
to hell is paved. That's why it's so
attractive to people who live in the
country" and "Eternity is just a whole lot
of 'right nows' stacked back to back." It
makes a good story but you can't believe
everything you hear especially on these
quiet Abaco cays.
When I spoke to Vernon, he was
elbow-deep in flour in his adjoining
bakery which, in keeping with his good
humour, is called, "Let Them Eat Key
Lime Pie." A wiry, slender man in his
early sixties, he describes his store as an
"information centre where the world
converges:" Unfazed by it all, he and his
wife juggle change, cut cheese, talk on
the phone and respond to the VHF -
often all at the same time.
Immediately above the till is a quiet
warning, "I have one nerve left and
you're on it." In view of all the activity,
I can only marvel that there is still one
Did I say there was none of the usual
"Wanted" ads? I have to retract that.
When I returned this afternoon to pick up
that proverbial half pound of butter I
forgot to buy, I did see one. It caught my
eye immediately (not that I am in the
market, of course) "WIFE WANTED.
Must have boat. Please send picture of
Sorry, ladies! The position was open
until last night. I understand it has now
been filled!

by many citizens of the town.
1. Marsh Harbour has no soul.
2. There is no loyalty in the town of
Marsh Harbour.
Our town deteriorates daily. Do we
the residents care enough to do


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Yours etc.
Patrick J. Bethel
Concerned About the
Safety of Our Youth
Dear Editor,
I am writing concerning the primary
school on Forest Drive. Something needs
to be done concerning those little
children before tragedy strikes. They are
left all alone walking on the highway to
and from school. There is no school zone
sign, no policeman. They are left all
alone like little lost sheep.
It really puts a burden on my heart to
see so many little children walking on
that highway. Some children have parents
who take their children to school and
pick them up from school. What about
the children who don't have anyone to
pick them up or take them. God has put
us here to protect our children.
I am pleading for God's sake let us
look out for our children before tragedy
Thank you.
Eleanor Russell
What Power?
Dear Editor,
I just moved back to Abaco after being
gone for almost 25 years and I can't tell
you how disgusted the whole of Abaco is
about the disgraceful lack of electricity
we are receiving.
The power surges almost everyday,
burning up people's appliances with no
compensation from BEC. We think BEC
(or the lack of "E") takes the cake.
I'm sure I speak for ALL of Abaco,
especially Hope Town, Man-O-War and
Guana Cay, when I say that the service
we are receiving from our electricity
corporation is the absolute pits.
We hope and pray that this serious
problem does not cause a decline in our
tourism in the Abacos.
Thank you for allowing me this space
in your so well loved paper The
Concerned Resident
Thanks to Old Students
Dear Mr. Editor,
Grateful if you would allow me the
use of your column to express my thanks
to the Old Students of Hope Town Public
Pease accept our sincere and heart felt
thanks for a most beautiful and
memorable evening on July 11th. Your
kind words and expressions of love and

something about it?

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Administration without explanation.
There is also the possibility that exams
could have fallen in the hands of certain
students prior to the sittings as certain
administrators which share the same
surname as these students may have been
a little "lax" with their security.
This letter serves as a notice to Long

Bay Boara o01 Directors to aiert them mat
parents are not ignorant and we are
observing closely. This also serves to
alert the public that all is not well at
Long Bay. The school is understaffed
and it is my understanding that staff
turnover will be high this year. Staff

respect brought back many positive
memories of Hope Town during the
The painting you gave us blends in
beautifully with the one given to us in
1995. Thanks so very much.
We will always appreciate and love
Patrick and Margaret Bethel
Complaint About Awards
Dear Sir:
Long Bay School held its first
graduation exercise on June 18th in the
school auditorium. The functions was
well attended and planned. From a parent
perspective, the evening went fairly well
although there were some comments
made in reference to several students
with a particular surname being listed
and called for just about every award and
Initially this did not bother me.
However, it wasn't until I got home that
the seriousness of the matter hit home.
My child, who is a fairly good all around
student was not listed as one of the prize
students in his strongest subject even
though his teacher confirmed that he is
the best in the class. After some inquires,
I was privileged to find that several other
students were not credited with superior
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Crossing Rocks
By Sandy Walker
Crossing Rocks School awards night
was held at St. Mark Baptist Church on
June 25th. This night was extra special in
the lives of students and parents of
Crossing Rocks. It was evident from the
comments and laughter shared during this
happy time. Parents were well
entertained as their little darlings sang
and recited poems with tremendous
bravery. Students were awarded with
certificates for outstanding work during
the school year for each grade level.
The most outstanding student awards
were given to the following:
Grade 2 Johnny Walker, Jr.
Grade 3 Elsie Bain
Grade 4 Lynden Hepbumrn
Grade 5 Carissa Russell
Secondary Candera Walker
Shenika Hepburn
Many other awards were given at this
Also during the night the students
submitted and answered challenges that
they were presented with. Students were
challenged to become better readers, to
be more civil minded, to assist in the
community and to honor and obey their
parents. The night ended with eats and
drinks as well wishes for the new year.
Vacation Bible School
By Stephanie Humblestone
St. Marks Baptist Church Vacation
Bible School at Crossing Rocks will hold
a one week programme from July 27th to
July 31st.
There will be a variety of games,
treats and activities, such as a visit to
Pizza Hut in Marsh Harbour on the last
day. School will be from 9 a.m. to 12
noon and open to children between the
ages of 3-12 years. The theme will be
Let's Explore God's World.
The cost for the week will be $15.00
inclusive of booklets, pencils, crayons,
snacks and the Pizza Hut outing.
An orientation meeting was held on
22nd July at Ms. Sandy Walker's
residence. Volunteers to help with the
children-are most welcome.
Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
There isn't much to write about this
month, but still we have some things to
be thankful for. Don't forget Cherokee
will be celebrating 25 years of Bahamian
Independence on September 19th with a
Family Fun Day.
Last summer it was not only the
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waiting for crawfish season to open, but
many of our young men were walking
the streets with nothing to do. This
summer, however, it is a different story.
Everyone is working. There has
definitely been more jobs of all sorts to
keep them busy. It seems there are many
new houses being built either in the
settlement or close by while others found
jobs in Marsh Harbour. When the men
work, they make money, When they
make money, they spend it. I hear some
of them say they are saving to buy
themselves new truck, while others have
purchased land and are making
payments. This ultimately means they are
thinking about building a house, finding
a wife and settling down. I have always
been told that Cherokee men first build
the cage, then catch the "Bird." And so
the tradition continues in 1998.
Also, there is no doubt about it, sport
fishermen from near and far have
discovered us, not only through the
Internet, but somehow the word is
getting around. There are probably no
other fishing grounds left in the world as
scenic and unspoiled as the waters
around Cherokee.

At least, that is what the many
fishermen tell us who come here. They
like it that we are almost entirely
surrounded by the shallow waters of the
sound for the bone fishermen and still
close to the ocean for the deep sea
fishing with many reefs and shoals for
those interested in diving. So, you see,
we give them a choice and they don't
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FROM Page 6

exchanged vows in Lubbock, Texas, and
will be residing in Midland, Texas.
Laura will graduate from college as a
veterinarian technician and Jamie works
for Cox Cable Company. Congrat-
ulations, Laura and Jamie.
Congratulations go to Heather Joy,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tyrone
Albury, and Jason, son of Elizabeth Key
and the late William Key. The couple
were married on May 3rd in a private
ceremony at a home in Nassau. They are
now residing in Hope Town. Wishing
you both lots of happiness as you start
your life together.
Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
First, I'd like to apologize to Jillian
McIntosh for not including her in the list
of 1998 graduates. Jillian graduated from
S.C. Bootle Secondary School and is
currently in Florida making arrangements
to attend college this fall. Congrat-
ulations, Jillian.!
July has been a month for
celebrations. The Blue Bee Bar
celebrated its 40th anniversary on July
3rd. Festivities were broadcast live on
Radio Abaco.
The first race of the Regatta Time In
Abaco series was the annual July 4th
race. William Brewer Co. of Nassau
once again sponsored the awards party.
Regatta participants and spectators
enjoyed the party and Junkanoo rush at
Settlement Point.
The Bahamas celebrated its 25th
Anniversary of Independence. Here on

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Key
Green Turtle Cay, a flag raising
ceremony was held on July 9th at
Quincentennial Park. July 10th was a
free day, giving everyone a chance to
enjoy family picnic, etc. On July llth
celebrations were held at Settlement
Point. Refreshments and games were
enjoyed by both young and old. After a
Junkanoo rush, there was a lovely fire-
works display. The fireworks had the
children oohing and aahing and the dogs
whining and hiding!
Congratulations to Danielle and Cleve
Andrews, who were married on July 17th
at the Other Shore Club.
Bishop Johnny and Tina Lowe
welcomed their first child this month.
Eight pound Johnny Theodore Lowe, Jr.
was born on July 6th in Nassau.
Congratulations to the proud parents and
Local fishermen are busy with
arrangements and final repairs to begin
the 1998-1999 crawfish season. Hopes
are high for a productive season. Good

luck to the fishermen. Hopefully, the
weather cooperates and we won't need to
say the "H" word!
Green Turtle Yacht Club
Presents 1998 Bahama Cup
By Cindy Roberts
On July 2nd the Green Turtle Club
was proud to sponsor the Annual Round
the Island Race for the Bahama Cup
Trophy. The race, conceived in 1982 by
the late Alan Charlesworth, founder of
the Green Turtle Yacht Club, has become
a tradition as a prelude to the classic
summer yacht racing season in the
Typically this race incorporates all
points of sail and combines the
challenges of both the Abaco Sound and
the Atlantic Ocean as racers round the
buoys to complete a full circle of Green
Turtle Cay. However, this year proved
difficult. The wind that we have had in
such excess this last season seemed to
disappear with the dawn on the morning
of the 2nd.
Out of the 22 participants in this race,
Risky Business was the only boat that

chose to take a risk and go against the
norm, sailing a different beat. Skippers
did their best to catch a breath of air but
it seems Risky Business' skipper Barbara
Reed would prove her skills in reading
the weather right. After several hours of
idling, the race committee chairman
made a decision. In order to get to the
much awaited rum party at the Green
Turtle Club, the finish line was moved to
a closer marker with Risky Business the
only vessel to cross the line before the
time limit expired.
The day was not a loss as skippers and
crew were in high spirits upon returning
to the docks, ready to celebrate the
occasionU WIth or without windU. lThe
Bahama Cup Trophy was presented to
Risky Business. The race also includes a
challenge for the Victor Ludorum Trophy
which is awarded to the yacht club with
two competing vessels with the lowest
combined score. The Victor Ludorum
Yacht Club Challenge Trophy was not
awarded this year and was placed back in
the running for the challenges of 1999.
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buffet, the Green Turtle Club announced
the entertainment treat for the evening
that kept the deck rocking. Falcon &
Friends with Nita on the mike made a
special guest appearance bringing all of
the latest music from Nassau. If you
missed the evening, you'll be wondering,
"Who let the dogs out!"
Ken Batzer, Commodore of Green
Turtle Yacht Club and perennial race
chairman, is to be commended again for
a job well done. Thank you to all the
committee members.
Hope Town
40th Reunion at Hope Town
All Age School
By Stephanie Humblestone
On July 11th 67 students gathered at
Hope Town All Age School for a 40th
Reunion. They came to share memories
of life at the little island school almost
half a century ago and to honour their
two teachers, Patrick and Margaret
During the four years that the husband
and wife team ran the school, 74 children
passed through its doors, six of whom
are now deceased. Those present came
from the United States, Nassau, Marsh
Harbour and from Hope Town. Many
brought family and friends with them for
the occasion.
Mrs. Yvonne Albury Key, a Marsh
Harbour Town Committee member and
active in the Marsh Harbour community,
spoke highly of her teachers. "The
foundations Pat laid for me made me a

better person." She felt, too, that many
prominent business people attributed their
success to those early formative years
with Pat and Margaret.
There was an attendance call for the
students at 7 p.m. at the school. The
welcome was given by Mrs. Suzanne
Bethel, followed by a prayer from Hope
Town's lay preacher, Mr. Vernon
Malone. Mrs. Key was the Mistress of
Ceremonies. A touching tribute was paid
by Attorney V. Alfred Gray, a former
student at the College of the Bahamas
when Mr. Bethel was principal.
Both Pat and Margaret spoke warmly
of their days at the school and sprinkled
their recollections with charming
anecdotes which brought smiles to the
faces of many. The evening ended with a
delicious dinner at Sea Spray Restaurant
in White Sound. Owners Monty and Ruth
Albury extended themselves to make the
meal as momentous as the occasion.
Among those who have been
successful in Hope Town from that group
are Ira Key, Wayne Key, Rudy Malone,
Keith Russell, Edward Cates and Willard
Power Outages
By Stephanie Humblestone
Residents of Hope Town are still hot
and bothered by the increasing amount of
power outages.
It could not come at a worse time of
the year with temperatures way up in the
nineties and humidity at a stifling level.
Recently the only source of power for
the southern Elbow Cay residents was
from 1700 foot of energised cable

carrying 13,000 volts which was lying
untrenched in the White Sound area.
Disney Films in Hope Town
By Peggy Thompson
On July 13th a crew of 30 arrived in
Hope Town at 5:30 a.m. to set up a
family beach scene to promote Walt
Disney's new cruise line to Castaway
Cay (formerly Gorda Cay). The crew
hired 15 extras to "play" on the beach
and brought in a 400 pound sand castle
for the family of actors to surround.
"It was fun and we got snacks, lunch
and money," explains Jade Thompson. "I
just built a sand castle with my two
friends, Ashley Knowles and M.E.G.
Zimmer and my cousin Kyle Chase had
to play catch for three hours with his
friend, David Gibson, Jr."
Several local businesses benefitted
from the one day shoot: Boat Harbour
Resort rented rooms, Albury's Ferry
chartered the crew and equipment to and
from location, the Hope Town Harbour
Lodge catered lunch for the stars, crew
and extras. The Hope Town Volunteer
Fire Brigade was able to assist by
smoothing the sand with a fire hose and
everybody was helping to rake any
seaweed or debris from the beach.
"Rhythm and Hues production
company was great," claims Wynsome
Ferguson, Ministry of Tourism. "They
made a donation for renovations of Hope
Town's playground and to the Hope
Town Fire Brigade. We are getting a lot
of interest in this area from film crews
and I hope they are all as gracious as
these Disney folks."
The generosity did not stop with the

production company. Mr. and Mrs.
Gibson of Texas and Peggy Thompson
also donated their "extra" money to the
Andrew and Marybeth Curry of Hope
Town joyfully announce the adoption of
Emma Louise Curry, born May 27th
weighing in at 6 pounds 9 ounces.

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3 Screen RND Theater Shows Current Movies

By Stephanie Humblestone
Abaco now boasts of a multi-screen
movie theater located at the Airport
Round-About in Marsh Harbour. This
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There are three showings daily in each
theater. The times of their daily shows
are staggered. The matinee showings
begin between 3 and 4:30 p.m. The early
evening showings start between 5:30 and
7 p.m. and the late evening showings
begin between 8 and 9 p.m. On
Saturday and holidays there are extra
showings. You can call 367-4386 for a
recorded message of the titles of the
movies with the times of their showings.
If you need additional help, you can call

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Mr. Knowles said that their mission is
"To provide wholesome family
entertainment in a comfortable and safe
environment." To ensure this safety, the
building is equipped with metal detectors.
There are a few rules they have in
No food can be brought into RND
No alcohol
No hats worn
No smoking
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First Girl Guides and
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By Fr. Hugh Chapman
Yet another organization has been
added to the Abaco landscape. We are
pleased to inform the Abaco public that
the first Girl Guides and Brownies
company was formally invested on the
5th of July 1998 by Girl Guides/
Brownies Commissioner (Training) Ms.
Karen Lightbourne of Nassau. In addition
to investing the six Brownies and nine
Guides, Commissioner Lightboume also
installed a Leader and an Assistant
Leader in the persons of Ms. Louise
Rose and Ms. Eugenia Chapman.
At a special service held at St. John-
the-Baptist Anglican Church,
Commissioner Lightbourne seized the

opportunity as she addressed the
gathering comprising of parents and
regular church goes to challenge parents
to allow their daughters to become part
of a progressive new Girl Guide/Brownie
programme. She explained that the
movement is attracting girls all over
Nassau and the Family Islands.
It was her hope she said that the
movement will spread all over Abaco
soon. Towards this end she will be
returning in September to hold a training
session for would-be leaders.
The First Girl Guides and Brownies
Company meets at the Anglican Parish
Hall on Thursdays beginning at 5 p.m.
Membership is open to all girls from
ages 7 to 10 for Brownies and 11 to 17
for Guides. Anyone desirous of
becoming part of the movement can
telephone 367-2518 for further details.

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the ketch rig Miss Mavis under the
command of Captain Brian Caldwell. The
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More News of Youth

Youth FROM Page 19
crew cut loose with a loud cheer
demonstrating our Scouting spirit and
enthusiasm to the race committee. While
we did not win the race, we were the
first and only boat crewed by a Boy
Scout troop to cross the finish line.
A special word of thanks from our
crew goes out Mike Huck, the Race
Committee chairman from the Regatta
Time in Abaco and to The Abaconian
helped make it possible for us to be a
part of Regatta Time in Abaco. This is
an event we will long remember as we
think about our trip to the Bahamas.
Local Scouts Sail
By Huel Moss, Jr.
On July 6th ten Scouts, two leaders
and Scout Commissioner Huel Moss, Jr.
were treated to a half day of sailing on
the schooner, William H. Albury. The
trip is an annual one involving the
Florida High Adventure Sea Base
Program and was arranged by Capt.
Richard Canfield. Captain Jack and first

mate Jason did a fabulous job of getting
everyone involved with rope work,
hoisting sails, steering. Although we
sailed to Man-O-War, the wind did not
fully cooperate but that did not deter the
aspiring sailors.
Beach Clean Up Ends
with Mangoes
By Eddie Howell
For the second year, Scouts from the
Florida Sea Base and from Abaco took
part in a joint beach clean up effort at the
Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour.
Overseeing the activities were Capt. Dick
Canfield and Capt Joe Maggio along with
Huel Moss and Drexel Major of the
Scout District of Abaco. Numerous bags
of garbage were collected.
The Scouts then enjoyed several
competitive games of beach volleyball
before dining on grilled hot dogs and
hamburgers. The meal was topped off
with the American Scouts, although
initially cautious, enjoying a basketful of

olle w succulent n s

Next year the group hopes have a
project on one of the neighboring cays or
settlements on the mainland.
In other Abaco Scout news, Mimi
Rehor of the Abaco Wild Horses
Foundation donated a Yosheka 135mm

caicmra with extra accessories along witl
extra film to the Scout District. The
Scouts hope to be working with Mimi to
help secure a preserve for the wild
horses of Abaco.

A group of Scouts from the States along with local Scouts completed a project of cleaning
the Crossing Beach area. They then played games and ate together to make it a day.


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Central Abaco News continued

Central FROM Page 8
street after him. The formal name change
took place on July 24th. This was
followed by an honourary banquet at
Bayview Restaurant on July 25th and a
church service honouring his life at the
Friendship Tabernacle Church on July
Mr. Cooper was born in Old Place, a
settlement near Cooper's Town which
was moved by the government to the
present location of Dundas Town. He
was one of the founding residents of the
new town, clearing land and preparing a
new home in 1935.
He became a school teacher when he
was 14 years but spent much of his life
as a missionary to various islands in the
southern Bahamas. He was affiliated with
the Island Missionary Society. He is a
Senior Elder at the Friendship Mission
Tabernacle in Dundas Town.
Budget Shorted
By Stephanie Humblestone
Chief Councillor Mike Malone
-expressed disappointment in the Budget
allocation for Central Abaco for the
fiscal year 1998-1999. Of the requested
$1.5 million, only one million has been
As Mr. Malone pointed out, this is the
same figure allocated for 1997-8 and

Ln Min m I
Mr. Godfry Cooper, 93 and the oldest
resident of Dundas Town, was honoured
by having a street named after him.
does not meet the growing requirements
of Abaco in terms of road maintenance
(Only $60,000 has been given for
maintaining the roads of the settlements
of Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town,
Murphy Town and Spring City) and
other civic matters.

He added that the revenue in Marsh
Harbour has increased with more
responsibilities. The new, Central Abaco
Primary School, for example, with its 28
classrooms, many facilities, janitors and
grounds men will need funding for
maintenance expenses.
Mr. Malone intends to present a "hard
case" to push for further funds, even if
this means approaching the Prime
Minister in person.
Accidents Claim Two
During the last week end of July
Abaco suffered two fatalities in freak
Traffic Accident Claims
Man's Life
During the early morning hours on
July 24th a traffic accident claimed the
life of Clifford Bain of Crossing Rocks.

Mr. Clifford Bain
As Mr. Bain traveled north toward
Marsh Harbour, his truck rammed into
the back of a Ford pickup truck which
had been left on the edge of the road
about two miles south of the Marsh
Harbour airport.


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Triathlon is August 29

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
along with the Out Island Promotion
Board and Tri-A-Co will organize the
1998 Great Abaco Triathlon. Major
sponsors will include the Canadian
Imperial Bank of Commerce, Kalik Beer,
Nipper's Restaurant, Great Abaco Beach
Resort and Abaco Towns by the Sea.
American Eagle will be the official
airline and Exclusive Sports Marketing
will do the marketing of the event.
The organizers are expecting 120
athletes which will include Bahamians.
This year there will be only one
category, the Sprint Distance Race,
which includes a half mile swim, a 15-
mile bike ride and a three-mile run.
Previous participants found that the heat
was too great here to have the Olympic
Distance Race.


FROM Page ll

morale is not as high as it should be.
Long Bay has made mega strides
during their first year and they play a
major role in our educational community.
However, they must be careful to pay
attention to these little squeaks now lest
they become loud noises later.
Mr. Editor, normally I do not ask for
my name to be withheld. I am asking for
an exception in this case as this letter
represents the sentiments of the parents
and staff with whom I spoke. If there is
no change in the foreseeable future, a
more factual letter will follow. Think you
for your space and time.
A Concerned Parent

For more letters see
Section 2 Page 50

This year there will be $5000 in prize
money of which $1000 will be
exclusively for Bahamians. There will
also be additional prizes offered by
various businesses in Marsh Harbour.
The awards ceremony will be held on
August 30th at Crossing Beach where
they expect to develop a festival
atmosphere with booths and vendors.
The organizers are asking local
businesses to contribute as they need a
total of $19,000 to produce this event.
The producers are pleased with the
excitement among the athletes for the
event held here. There has been a better
that 50% return rate among the athletes.
11Highlights of the race will be shown on
a half hour program on Fox Sports to be
aired on September 9th.
They are encouraging Bahamians to
train and compete. There are 32 different
age groups and there will once again be
a category of relay teams which is
tailored to amateur Bahamian athletes.


FROM Page 13

and many who were born here that
dream of coming back home. Yes, there
is a new road, electricity, air
conditioners, telephones, faxes and
computers. But the people haven't
changed an? Cherokee hasn't really
changed either. Hopefully, it never will.
Moore's Island
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By Stephanie Humblestone
On the 2nd of July the Civil Aviation
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closed the runway of Moore's Island
until repairs to its unsafe surface are
executed. Manager of Nassau
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Mr. Eugene Culmer, reported that

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"reconstruction and expansion of the
airstrip is under consideration." He
added that no flights, even emergency
ones, are permitted to land at the airport
until the situation has been "fully
A spokesman for Abaco Air, the only
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FROM Page 21

The front of Mr. Bain's Hyundai truck
was smashed in, killing Mr. Bain. Police
on the scene called Marsh Harbour Fire
and Rescue which took several hours and
a farm tractor to open the truck enough
to remove the body.

Boating Accident Kills
One, Injures Second
By Stephanie Humblestone
The serious boating accident occurred
at night on July 25th when a 22-foot
Aquasport collided with a drifting boat
just outside the harbour of Marsh
Harbour. Killed in the accident was
Inocle Senatus, a 33-year old man from
Hope Town. He and his friend Mark
Decius, 37 years old also from Hope
Town, were in a 16-foot aluminum boat
with a 25 HP outboard which stopped as
they were returning to Hope Town.
The Island Marine rental Aquasport,
rented to Dennis Gillette, was returning
to Marsh Harbour from Hope Town
when they hit the aluminum boat, causing
it to capsize. Mr. Decius with minor
injuries sayed with lthe boat and was
rescued but there was no trace of the
other man. Mr. Gillette put out a distress
call on the VHF which brought several
boats to search the area for the missing
man. The search was called off by
BASRA after looking for several hours
when it seemed likely that he was not in
the area.
The body of the victim was recovered
from the waters off Great Cistern on July
27th. The body, badly savaged by
sharks, was buried in Hope Town late
that same night.

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because of their size and potential for
destruction. The dangers of the storms
are from the storm surge, powerful
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which can combine to be devastating.
A hurricane is a tropical cyclone in
which the winds move in a large spiral
around its eye which has a calm, low
pressure center. Hurricanes begin as
areas of low pressure off the coast of
Africa or anywhere in the Caribbean or
Gulf of Mexico. These storms move
slowly westerly.
The eye of a hurricane may travel ten
to fifteen miles per hour with the storm
extending out from the center 150 to 200
miles. Inside the eye is calm and the
skies may be clear. But that is deceptive
because the wind on the other side of the
eye blows in the opposite direction from
the first part of the storm. If people do
not understand when the eye of the
hurricane is passing, they may be caught
in deadly winds and torrential rain.
A storm surge is a rise in sea level

72 miles per hour
A hurricane with winds of 73 miles
per hour or more
The weathermen also rate the
hurricanes in categories according to
near the "eye" of the hurricane. As this
nears land, it becomes a wall of water
which is the greatest threat to life and
property. Most hurricane-related deaths
Because of the low pressure in the eye
and the high winds, the ocean surface is
raised. This arch of water can be as wide
as 50 miles. As the storm approaches
land this water can be raised up to 20
feet high which destroys buildings,
erodes beaches and produces massive
When weather reports are given on the
radio, they use terms which we should be
familiar with.
A tropical depression with winds
up to 38 miles per hour
A tropical storm with winds up to

their potential to cause disaster.
Category 1. Winds of 73 to 95 miles
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of low-lying coastal areas, small boats
may be torn from their moorings in
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Category 2. Winds of 96 to 110 miles
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Category 3. Winds of 111 to 130
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Get Ready Before The Storm Arrives

Prepare Ahead
of Time
Hurricane season is here once again
and preparations must be started now to
ensure that we are ready for any storm
that threatens. After a hurricane is
predicted to come close, there are too
many things to be done in such a short
period of time and some things are sure
to be forgotten. It is good to prepare now
before a storm is predicted.
If you wait until the last minute to
purchase supplies, the lines may be long
and store shelves may be empty, leaving
you ill-prepared. The following
suggestions are recommended.
Protect your property the best
you can.
The most important thing is shutters
for all your windows and doors. They
need to fit well and install quickly. If you
use wood, you need at least 5/8 inch
thick plywood. These shutters need to be
made and fitted well before a storm is
announced. If you need a ladder for
installation, make sure you have one
* Secure all outdoor furniture, garbage
cans, and objects outdoors.
* Make sure your roof is in good
condition with all shingles securely
fastened down.
Collect all important
documents which are irreplaceable
or very important such as:
* Insurance policies
* Ownership documents such as property
deeds, titles of cars and boats
* Birth certificates and passports
* Pictures you value
* Other papers important to you.
These should be kept in a plastic bag
or container which can be sealed to be
waterproof and kept with you. Make
copies and keep the copies in another
secure place. Remember to make copies
of the items in your wallet, driver's
licenses, credit cards, etc.
Buy supplies early at the
beginning of the season. These should
include a battery-operated AM/FM radio
with extra batteries, one flashlight with
extra batteries for each person in your
family, candles, kerosene lamps, water-
proof matches, first aid kit.
Be very careful with kerosene lamps

and candles during a storm. If the wind
blows something over with a flame, it
could start a fire. You do not need to
contend with a fire during a storm.
Buy enough dry, canned or preserved
food to feed your family for two weeks.
This should include canned meats, fruits,
vegetables, evaporated milk or shelf
milk. Canned baked beans, apple sauce,
peanut butter, raisins and other staples
give variety. Remember crackers and
cereal. Some cheeses and fruits keep at
room temperatures for several days.
Choose foods that can be eaten at room
temperature and do not require cooking.
Put a can opener with these supplies.
Keep on hand supplies such as paper
plates, cups and plastic utensils, toilet
paper, paper towels, soap, large plastic
garbage bags, tin foil. Plan some way of
cooking with Sterno or charcoal. A
charcoal grill can serve as an emergency
stove. Do not use a grill inside a
Have bottled water and extra water in
clean containers enough for one week,
allowing one gallon of water per person
per day. If you use a bath tub or other
container for water, clean thoroughly and
rinse with bleach. Caulk the drain of a
tub so it will not leak. This water can be
used for a variety of uses including
flushing the toilet.
Put in a supply of drinks which can
keep such as sodas, canned or bottled
juices, instant coffee.
Keep mosquito repellent and citronella
candles handy.
Use ice chests for keeping food if ice
is available.
Keep with you two weeks supply of
prescription medicines and remember
other medicines such as aspirin.
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If you have a baby, remember
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If you have pets, remember to get
food and supplies for them. Plan for a
safe place for them to stay during a
This is a good time to take pictures of
rooms in your house which show your
furnishings. Then have camera and film
on hand for recording damage for
insurance claims purposes. These are
excellent when dealing with insurance
adjustors as proof of what you have lost.

Deliveries Arranged
from Green Turtle Cay
to Little Harbour

We monitor VHF Ch 69

Keep your car and boat gas tanks full.
For boaters have a supply of 50/1 oil.
Persons with a chain saw should
ensure that the saw is operational and
that a gallon of fuel in on hand
This hurricane season be prepared so
a storm will not take you by surprise.
Hopefully, you will not need to use
these emergency items. After the
hurricane season is over, you can use
most of the items. Some can be kept until
another year.
We suggest that you cut this article out
and keep it in a place where you can
refer to it for help in preparing your
house and family for the upcoming

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Last Minute Hurricane Preparations

Last Minute
Everyone hopes that a hurricane will
not affect Abaco but in the case that one
does come close or even hit, we need to
be prepared and know what we should do
before the height of the storm, and
afterwards. This article gives you some
guidelines for last minute preparations
and during the storm. The better
prepared a family is, the better they can
cope both during the hurricane and

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Police Marsh H. 367-2560
Urgent 919
Cooper's Town 365-0000
Sandy Point 366-4044
Abaco Medical Clinic 367 4240
Blue Ridge Clinic 367-2295
Govt Clinic Mar.Har. 367-2510
Go\ i Clinic Coopers 365-0019
Govt Clinic Sandy P. 366-4010
BEC emergency only 367-2727
Fire Department 367-2000
BASRA (VHF 16) 366-0282
Trauma One (VHF 16) 367-4082

1998 Names
The following names have been
selected for 1998 Atlantic hurricanes:
Alex Hermine Otto
Bonnie Ivan Paula
Charley Jeanne Richard
Danielle Karl Shary
Earl Lisa Tomas
Frances Mitch Virginie
Georges Nicole Walter
The letters Q, U, X, Y, and Z are
not used for hurricane names.

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Tuesday 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 p.m.
Friday 9:15 a.m.
Call 367-2068 for more information.

*Make the decision ahead of time as to
where you plan to be during a storm. If
your house is on low land or you feel it
is not built securely, make plans to stay
with friends or family in a well built
home or go to a government shelter.
* Make last minute arrangements for
your boat. If you are dependent on your
boat for transportation, leave it where it
will be accessible after the storm.
* Fill your car with gas and put it on
high ground in a place where you can get
to it after the storm.
* If you have elderly relatives, make
sure they are somewhere safe and that
someone is with them who can help them
during the storm and afterwards.
* Pregnant women in the last month or
at high risk should check with their
doctors before the storm. Babies
frequently arrive when the barometric
pressure is low.
* Children need special reassurances. It
is good to talk with them about their
fears and answer their questions honestly.
Give lots of verbal reassurances.
* Prior to the storm, turn your
refrigerator and freezer to their coldest.
Freeze water in plastic containers to help
keep your foods cold during any power

* Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries,
and flashlights that you will need for the
duration of the storm. Have a battery-
operated radio with fresh batteries. If you
have a VHF radio, make sure it has its
own power supply.
* Make sure each person has sturdy
shoes for protection after the storm for
protection from debris.
* Make plans which room your family
will go to, preferably an inside room
with no windows.
* Prepare your bath tub for storing
water. Clean it, then wipe it around with
a solution of bleach and water, caulk the
drain to make it watertight and fill it with
water. This water can be used only for
washing and cleaning. A bucketful will
flush the toilet.

Shelter Essentials
If you plan to go to a safer place than
your home during the storm, you should
remember to take the following with you.
* Your important papers such as
insurance policies, birth certificates,
passports, deeds, insurance policies in a
sealed plastic bag
* Quiet games for children, playing
cards or dominoes
* Extra clothing and shoes
* Pillow and light blanket or sleeping
* Folding chair, lawn chair or cot
* Any prescription drugs you may

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What to Do During and After a Hurricane

During the Storm
As the hurricane gets closer and
weather conditions worsen, go to the safe
place which you have chosen. Stay there
for the duration of the storm. Do not
venture out until the storm is subsiding.
If the eye of the storm passes over
your area, the wind will lessen and there
will be a lull which can last several
minutes up to an hour. But then the
storm will hit again with full force.
Leave your safe place only if you have
an emergency.
Keep listening to the radio to know
where the storm is traveling and what it
is like in your area. ZNS and Radio
Abaco will be the best sources of storm

Shelters in
North Abaco
Grand Cay
Grand Cay All-Age School
Crown Haven
St. Anne's Anglican
Revival Time Church
Wood Cay
St. Thomas Baptist
Blackwood/Fire Rd.
St. Andrews Baptist
Cedar Harbour
Ebenezer Baptist
Fox Town/Mt. Hope
Fox Town Primary
Cooper's Town
SC Bootle High
Treasure Cay
Family of God
- Community Centre

Shelters in
Central Abaco
Dundas Town
Dundas Town Primary
Friendship Tabernacle
Grace Gospel Baptist
Man O'War Cay
Community Clinic
Public School
Marsh Harbour/Spring City
Anglican Church
Creole Gospel
Forest Heights Academy
Marsh Harbour Gospel
St. Francis de Sales
Murphy Town
Abaco Central High School
Bethany Gospel Chapel
Zion Baptist Church
Hope Town
Mission House
Methodist Church
Great Guana Cay
Public School

Shelters in
South Abaco
Cherokee Sound
Public School
Sandy Point
Anglican Ch. Hall
Govt. Clinic
Mt. Zion Baptist
Public School
Crossing Rocks
Public School
St. Mark's Baptist
Disco Inferno
Moore's Island
All-Age School
Govt. Clinic
Baptist Ch. at Hard Bargain
Baptist Church at The Bight

Remember these precautions:
* Stay indoors away from windows and
* Turn off your circuit breakers before
the power goes off
* When the power goes off use
flashlights, not candles or kerosene
* Stay in your safe room even if you
hear breaking glass or worse. It is
extremely dangerous to be in hurricane
force winds.
* Talk to young children, explaining
what the frightening sounds are that they
are hearing. Reassure them that the
danger will pass.
* Do not be caught off guard by a
sudden calm; that's the eye or centre of
the hurricane passing over. It may take
as long as an hour or more to pass; but
then the wind will rise suddenly,
sometimes with even greater ferocity as
before. Stay put and be patient.

* Use the phone for urgent calls only.
* If your house breaks apart, cover
yourself with the mattress and pillows.
* Keep listening to the radio and do not
leave your safe room until there is an
official "All Clear."

After a Hurricane
Abaco has been fortunate for many
year in that it has not been hit by a bad
hurricane since 1965. However, in the
event that a hurricane comes close to
Abaco and causes extensive damage,
there are many precautions which people
should follow after a hurricane has
Stay inside until the storm has sub-
sided. When you do go outdoors, be
extremely careful.
Power lines are likely to be down so
be very careful where you step.
Stay away from disaster areas, do not
drive around sightseeing.
If you must drive, do so very

* Supervise children and try to keep
them inside
* If possible, let relatives and friends
know that you are safe but keep all
phone calls to a minimum.
* Find out if your water supply is safe
before you use it. Until then, use only
the water you have stored for the
* Let officials know if you or someone
you know is injured and needs medical
* Keep listening to your radio for
information you need to survive and for
information about people you may feel
are missing.
* Keep receipts for all items you buy
before the power is restored. Your
insurance may cover the cost of
emergency food and ice.
* If possible, take pictures of any
damage to your property for insurance


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Regatta Time Is Fun Time

Spinnakers (above) on the racing boats always add color and excitement on the down
HpeleTowr: The photo at top right shows the happy crew of QUIROS II with their trc
awards party. Claire Dallas-Ross, at right, gives the winning name of a Continental C
ticket to Mike Huck, Race Committee Chairman at the final awards party (photo at ri

Swind leg of Race 4 to ".
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Junkanoo dancers
filled the street and
mingled with visitors
and Bahamians dur-
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Goombay summer
festivities in Marsh

The Royal Bahamas Police Band entertained Bahami-
ans and visitors once at the Gombay summer presen-
tation and also during the Independence Celebrations.

Mrs. Lee Wilson does her part in the "Office" skit Band leader Tyrone Williams gets the Junkanoo beat
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July 24 where Leroy Thompson interviewed her. Summer street party at Dove Plaza in Marsh

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People in the News

Tabitha Myrna Weatherford was
named on the Dean's List at Pensacola
Christian College for academic
achievement during the 1998 spring
semester. She earned a B average or
higher. The college is located in
Pensacola, Florida. The school has an
enrollment of about 4000 students
studying 60 programs, both
undergraduate and graduate programs.
Miss Weatherford is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Robinson Weatherford of
Marsh Harbour.
Best of Luck
By Charmair Elkara Laroda
Congratulations go to Kimiko Cecile
Knowles, daughter of Stephanie Hield
and step-daughter of Orthnell "Rip"
Hield of Treasure Cay. She has
successfully graduated from Queen's
College, one of the top private schools in
the Bahamas, holding the prestigious title
of Deputy Head Girl. Kimiko has
obtained The Parkinson's Prize given to
the top two students in the school and
Certificates of Merit in eight subjects.
She maintained a 3.98 GPA throughout
high school, keeping her on the honor
She has received additional honors and
awards including Outstanding Students of
Bahamian High School from the
Governor General, Sir Orville Turnquest,
a Certificate of Appreciation for the
Kiwanis Club and from the Key Club
International. She has been very active in
many clubs, student councils and sports.
Ms. Knowles is the recipient of a
Rotary Club's Foreign Exchange Student
Programme and will spend one year in
Mexico, then go to King's College in
By Stephanie Humblestone
Cadet 1st Lieutenant Darvin Curry
of Marsh Harbour has been selected to
be in charge of a squadron of over 60
young cadets at Florida Air Academy in
Melbourne, Florida.

Darvin, son of Terry Curry and
grandson of Captain Leonard and Mary
Thompson of Marsh Harbour, also
received the Air Force Association
Outstanding Junior Award which is given
to only one 11th grader a year at that
In August of this year Darvin will
attend a leadership school at MacDill Air
Force Base, a privilege granted to only
45 out of 400 cadets from that school.
He expects to graduate from Florida Air
Academy in June 1999.
FamGuard Founder
Dies Unexpectedly
Roscow Napier Pyfrom, Chairman of
the Board of FamGuard Corporation and
its subsidiary, The Family Guardian
Insurance Company, died on June 28th
following a short illness.
Mr. Pyfrom, along with A.R. Jack
Knowles and Norbert F. Boissiere,
founded Family Guardian Insurance
Company in 1965. Mr. Pyfrom served as
its presidents until 1983 when he was
named chairman of Family Guardian and
FamGuard Corporation. In March of this

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of Commerce named him Businessman of
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Obituaries Residents & friends

Joseph Darville, 42 of Sandy Point,
passed away on July 1st as a result of
suffering extensive bums when the house
he was living in caught fire on June 18th.
He went back into the house to make
sure no other people were in the house.
His funeral was on July 11th at the Mt.
Zion Baptist Church in Sandy Point with
Rev. Napoleon Roberts officiating. Rev.
Roberts was assisted by Fr. Hugh
Chapman. Interment was in the Sandy
Point Public Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife Annie;
daughters Sherville and Joniece; son
Joseph, Jr.; step sons Rick and Mick
Davis; mother Alice Darville; brothers
Henry, Lincoln, Kenneth and Nelson;
sister Lena Burrows; sisters-in-law,
brothers-in-law; father-in-law; nephews;
nieces; and many other relatives and
Margot K. Johnston of Little
Harbour passed away July 4th after a
short illness. She was visiting her niece
in Florida. She was 89 years of age.
Mrs. Johnston was the widow of
Randolph Johnston, the renowned
sculptor of Little Harbour. Mrs. Johnston
was also an artist displaying her talent in
ceramics and enamelware.
She is survived by her daughter
Marina, sons William, Denny and Peter,
grandchildren Michele Lincoln, Michael,
Greg and Tyler Johnston, great
grandchildren Maxine and Alex and
many friends on Abaco.
Rev. Jerome Carnell Burrows, 51 of
Sandy Point, passed away on July 9th.
His funeral was on July 18 with Rev.


Vernon Moses officiating assisted by
Rev. Erskine Wells. Interment was in the
Sandy Point Cemetery.
Left to mourn are his wife Lula;
daughters, Mrs. Jerona Curry, Rowena
and Raquel Burrows; sons Otis Fox and
Jerome Jr. adopted daughters Renee
Johnson and Cindy Lightbourne; brothers
Roland, Vincent, Claudius, Allan and
Sinclair; sisters Marion Rolle and
Beatrice Burrows; daughter-in-law Hope
Fox; son-in-law Ivan Curry;
grandchildren; sisters-in-law; brother-in-
law; and many other relatives and
Drexel Armbrister, 19 of Dundas
Town, died as a result of injuries from a
traffic accident on May 8th. The funeral
was on July 18th at the Dundas Town
Church of God. Pastor Earlyn Balliou
officiated and interment was in the
Dundas Town Cemetery.
Mr. Armbrister is survived by his
parents Firstina Swain and William
Armbrister; stepmother Delcina Rolle;
sisters Sandra Ferguson, Jessie Mae
Swain, Leonnah Mills, Gaylean Reitsma,
Sharon Watkins and Edith Armbrister;
brothers Kevin, Carlos and Roland
Swain, Terrance Simmons and Kipling
and Gregon Armbrister; grandparents;
brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and many
other relatives and friends.
Donald Stuart McKerchar passed
away in Florida on June 2nd after a very
long illness. A memorial service was
held on June 6th in Jupiter. Mr.
McKerchar had been coming to Abaco
for many years and was a long time

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was a highly acclaimed architect and
winner of many awards fot his designs.
He designed several prominent buildings
in the Marsh Harbour and Elbow Cay
He is survived by his wife Christine
and other relatives in Scotland, France
and Canada. He leaves behind many dear
friends on Abaco.
Clifford Bain, 56 of Crossing Rocks,
was killed in a traffic accident on July
24th. A church service was held at the
Union Baptist Church in Nassau. He
lived in Nassau for much of his life.
When he moved to Abaco he started his
own construction business and was

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He is survived by his wife Rowena
and 10 children. He had five sisters and
six brothers, many nieces, nephews,
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Abaco Places 6th In Bahama Games

The fourth Bahamas Games kicked off
on July 4th when more than 2.500 ath-
letes from all parts of the Bahamas con-
vened in Nassau for eight days of compe-
tition covering 14 different disciplines.
For the first time Grand Bahama was
named the Bahama Games champions.
Coming close behind was Nassau while
Andros came in third. Abaco finished in
sixth place. The coveted Most
Outstanding Athlete trophy went to
Delroy Boothe of Grand Bahama.
Abaco won a total of four gold
medals, seven silver medals and 12
bronze medals making a total of 23
medals. These helped earn our athletes a
total of 302.5 points.
Abaco won the following medals:

that all Bahamians can enjoy.
This year Minister of Youth Zhivargo
Laing headed the organizing committee.
This year's theme was Uniting the Nation
through Sports. He has made many
changes and improvements particularly in
the facilities housing the athletes from the
Family Islands. He was responsible for
raising funds from the private sector.
The total cost was expected to be $2
million of which the government agreed
to fund 75 percent. The additional
amount was funded by private sponsors
and revenue raised from the games.
Patron of the Games was Governor-
General Sir Orville Turnquest who
traveled throughout the country soliciting

Gold Silver B=rne The sports included in the competition
Swimming 5 were softball, basketball, volleyball,
Cycling 2 2 baseball, netball, boxing, swimming,
Bodybuilding 1 1 track and field, soccer, lawn tennis,
Track (Men) 3 cycling, bodybuilding power lifting,
Track (Women) 2 4 2 sailing.
Soccer 1 The Olympic-style sporting event was
The winning track participants were begun in 1989 by Peter Bethel, then
The winning track participants were Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture.
Kenya Bain, Crystal Bethel, Brad Curry, minister of Youth, Sports and Culture.
Tyrice Curry, Lucielle Gurrier, Alvado ince that first competition, two other
McDonald, Ricardo McIntosh, Crystal ministers have continued the event,
McDonald, Ricardo Mcntosh, Crystal Norman Gay and Algernon Allen. The
Mitchell and Candera Walker.
Games in 1989 cost an estimated
The goals of the Bahama Games are to $775,000, the 1991 Games cost an
have athletes from all parts o the country estimated $900,000 million and the 1995
come together in a spirit of camaraderie Games cost $1.5 million.
and to have a sporting and cultural event

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Abaco Swim Club Competes
in Bahamas Games
By Peggy Thompson
The Abaco Swim Club represented by
32 swimmers competed in the Bahamas
Games with an unofficial win of fourth
place. The Bahamas Games gives the
nation's best athletes a chance to
compete. This year a rule allowed
Nassau swimmers to be "drafted" to Out
Island teams. Due to several draft
protests, the final results of the meet are
still being considered.
Abaco Swim Club does not agree with
the draft and made a formal protest to

the draft and the misuse of the draft. The
rules of the draft were broken when
teams exceeded the number of swimmers
allowed to be drafted and most Out
Island teams were comprised only of
Nassau swimmers.
"Abaco has had a swim team for over
ten years," explains Head Coach Carrie
Cash. "We have no pool. Our swimmers
train in the ocean surrounding Marsh
Harbour and the Cay. They work very
hard and have always competed despite
adverse training conditions. They deserve


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FROM Page 32

a chance in the Bahamas Games. It
would not be fair to them if I substituted
Nassau swimmers. They have earned
their right to represent Abaco."
Some believe the draft actually
discourages other Out Islands from
creating a swim team. If Carrie Cash
would have drafted the more experienced
Nassau swimmers, Abaco may have
earned more points, ultimately placing
higher, but certainly damaging team
morale and discouraging our proud
Abaco team.
The Abaco Swim Club anxiously
awaits the decision of Mr. Mundy,
Chairman of the Bahamas Games Draft.
Carrie Cash has made numerous phone
calls and written letters iLL n addition to the
official protest, hoping to have this
matter resolved in a fair manner.
"How can we hope to teach our
children honesty, fairness, good-
sportsmanship and 'playing by the
book'?" What kind of values are we
teaching them," exclaims Coach Cash,
"-winning is the most important thing, no
matter what the cost? I certainly hope

August 1998
Abaco Swim Club Endures
Midnight Plane Rides,
Lightning Storms and
Machine Gun Robberies
By Peggy Thompson
The Abaco Swim Club was promised
complimentary BahamasAir flights to
Nassau on Friday, July 3rd, to compete
in the Bahamas Games. The coaches
were called late Wednesday night and
told to have all the team members
assembled at the Treasure Cay airport by
8 a.m. on Thursday, July 2nd. Some
team members did not have phones or
transportation to make that deadline so
the Abaco Swim Club missed the team
BahamasAir honored the
complimentary flight by sending a plane
scheduled for 11 p.m. Thursday but
arriving in Treasure t a.m. on Friday.
The athletes settled in their Nassau hotel
at 4 a.m.
When the meet commenced on
Saturday morning a lightening storm
struck the St. John's pool, sending
competitors, coaches, spectators and
officials scattering to their vehicles. With
the meet then canceled, the Abaco
students did some sightseeing at the new
Atlantis Resort.

The Abaco Swim Team is ready for the Bahama Games swimming events in Nassau.

Returning to Nettie Symonette's
Casuarinas Resort at Cable Beach, they
witnessed two machine gun toting bandits
escaping the lobby. The thieves had
robbed Ms. Symonette. An Abaco
chaperon, Mr. Corn of Green Turtle
Cay, was searched by the thieves who
stole his camera but he was able to hide
his wallet under a chair cushion.
Several Abaconians quickly took down
the make and license number of the
getaway car, assisting the police in
arresting the thieves. Mr. Corn has not
recovered his camera.

My Experience at the
Bahamas Games
By Candera Walker,
Student from Crossing Rocks
On July 2nd athletes from all parts of
Abaco went to Nassau to compete in the
Bahamas Fourth Annual Bahama Games.
We all were very excited and knew this
would be very challenging and hard. But
still we all hoped to do our best.
The Track and Field athletes stayed at
the Casuarinas of Cable Beach Hotel,
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FamGuard Corp. Anounces New Chairman

The Board of Directors of FamGuard
Corporation, the parent company of The
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has announced the election of Norbert F.
Boissiere to the position of chairman of
both FamGuard Corporation and Family

Guardian. Mr. Boissiere served as
president and executive director of
FamGuard Corporation and executive
director of Family Guardian prior to this
appointment. Mr. Boissiere's new

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company chairman Roscow Pyfrom.
Mr. Boissiere with partners A.R. Jack
Knowles, chairman emeritus and
executive director, and the late Roscow
Pyfrom co-founded Family Guardian in
On accepting the appointment, Mr.
Boissiere said, "I assure my fellow
directors of my commitment to our
corporation's goals and the plans and
aspirations of our former chairman."
Mr. Boissiere remarked that he feels

that these are exciting times in The
Bahamas. "A booming economy, strong
winds of privatization and an impending
Security Exchange will bring new
opportunities for our company."
The Board of Directors also
announced the appointment of Charlotte
Pyfrom as a director of both FamGuard
Corporation and Family Guardian. Miss
Pyfrom, the eldest daughter of the late
Roscow Pyfrom, has previously served
as an alternate director on the boards of
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23rd Regatta Brings Hundreds

The 1998 Regatta Time In Abaco was
held on July 4th to 1 th and again this
year was a successful series of sailing
races for cruising boats. This series,
started in 1975, has been an event
drawing hundreds of visitors to our
island looking for fun and relaxation.
The goal of the Regatta is to provide
entertainment for our many cruising
sailboats and for that reason the Regatta
developed the idea of Mother Tub races.
These are for cruising boats which are
not intent on serious racing but of fun
competition. Their boats are usually
loaded down with canned food, pets,
children, diving gear and all the other
paraphernalia which makes for a varied
and fun vacation. Most racing sailboats
are stripped of much of the normal gear
sailors carry for living aboard.
This year proved to be another event
that all sailing boaters could enjoy with
shore activities planned for each day.
The-Regatta moves the fleet through the
heart of Abaco having races in the waters
off five different towns. The races started
on the 4th of July at Green Turtle Cay,
followed by races off Guana Cay, Man-
O-War, Hope Town and concluding off
Marsh Harbour on July 11lth. On the lay
days when there are no races, the
skippers and crews are ashore shopping
or enjoying diving and other water
This year the sail boats were divided
into five fleets, giving a chance for as
many as possible to win a trophy. These
trophies are coveted cast bronze
sculptures created by Pete Johnston of
Johnston Studios especially for the
Regatta. The sculptures are mounted on
mahogany plaques and are prized for
their portrayal of Abaco wildlife such as
turtles, sea rays, sea gulls and dolphins.
The Regatta has two serious racing
classes. This year's overall winner of the
PHRF class was O'No skippered by Phil
Wallace of Deerfield Beach, Florida. The
overall winner of the RTIA class was
Moving Party skippered by Mike
Catalano of Miami, Florida. This year
there were three fleets of Mother Tubs.
All the classes received trophies for
individual day results as well as trophies
for winning the individual series.
Again this year for the second year the
Race Committee Chairman was Mike
Huck from Merritt Island, Florida, who
is well known in the world of serious
This year several of the boats were not
typical cruising boats. Moorings, a
charter company of Marsh Harbour,
entered one boat in one of the Mother
Tub fleets and came away with a trophy.



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The Boy Scouts Sea Base High
Adventure entered the third race.
Although they did not win a trophy, it
gave the Scouts a new experience. The
Abaco Rage, a Bahamian sloop skippered
by Jeff Gale of Hope Town, competed in
two races and created a lot of interest as
the sailors were not acquainted with the
lines of the Bahamian sloop and its sail
Events such as Regatta Time In Abaco
bring many new visitors to Abaco. They
contribute heavily to the economy by
renting cottages, getting rooms in hotels,
eating in restaurants, shopping in gift
shops, stocking up in the grocery stores
and buying liquor both from the liquor
stores and from bars. Most stay for much
longer than the 10 days of the Regatta.
They enjoy their stay on Abaco and are
excellent enthusiastic advertising for
promoting Abaco back in their home
Abaco has a unique waterway system
adjacent to one of the biggest markets of
boaters in the world. This natural
protected waterway is an Abaco asset
which will give us many dividends if
promoted and used properly. The Regatta
helps bring some of those boaters to our
shores to boost our economy.

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The Abaconian Page 37

65 Sailboats Enter Regatta Series

By Stephanie Humblestone
The competitive races of the 1998
Regatta Time In Abaco were followed by
some equally competitive partying and
drinking. When you consider the crowds,
the cross section of people, the free flow
of alcohol sometimes gratis and the
well earned revelry, it is amazing how
well everything went.
Ron Reynolds from Orlando summed
up the spirit of the Regatta, "The racing
is fun. I don't come here with a killer
instinct." For Ron this was his 14th
Regatta. In the past he has been crew on
many boats but his year he was sailing
his Morgan Out Island 33. After the
Regatta he planned to stay on for several
weeks to cruise Abaco's protected
For others like John Munerette from
Dallas, it was their first Regatta in
Abaco. Along with Larry Simon from
Cleveland, Ohio, he was crewing for
Charlie Cooke of Marsh Harbour on the
40-foot Sabbatical. At the Crossing
Beach party John waxed enthusiastic
about Abaco. "This place really makes
your shoulders go down," he said. "I'm
having a grand time."
Two more first time visitors to the
Abacos were brothers Bob and Brian
from Lighthouse Point Sailing Club,
Florida. Avid sailors who race in many
regattas such as the Key West Race, they
were surprised at the amount of friends
from the United States they met here.
"We are really enjoying sailing on the
38-foot Beneteau from the Moorings in

Marsh Harbour," said Brian. Both men
were impressed with the beautiful waters
and hospitable people of Abaco. Bob
added whimsically, "If I could afford to
live here, I would. We plan staying two
weeks, see all the sights and then hope to
return soon."
Amid the festivities one visitor had
time to reflect on the amount of work it
takes to organise the Regatta. Betty
Brown from Hollywood, Florida, racing
for the fifth year on a 26-foot Soveral
named La Loba, said, "It can't be easy
running a regatta and they have done a
wonderful job." She also felt that the
Regatta T-shirts were the best ever and
"a great bargain."
The crew on the 33-foot Hobie Moving
Party also celebrated their fifth year of
racing. Midway through the regatta they
had won two races and were feeling
optimistic for the remainder of the races.
Two visitors from South Africa,
businessmen Dennis and Jimmy, were
found at most of the watering holes
enjoying Bahamian music, Junkanoo and
peas 'n rice. "We love it here," said
Jimmy, who with Dennis was racing on
the Moorings Beneteau 35-foot Sunday
Morning. "We could do with a little
more wind," added Jimmy, "but it's still
great sailing."
Over a cold Kalik one veteran sailor
from Rhode Island recounted his
experiences during Hurricane Bertha
three years ago. "We tied up at Harbour
View, next to Mangoes. It was really bad

but everyone was so helpful."
This year there was only one
competitor from Nassau. "In the past we
have always had about four boats, but
this year there is just us," said well
known realtor Peter Christie. Peter is a
mainstay of Regatta Time In Abaco,
having entered almost every year. His
Hunter 35-foot Balamena II was easily
recognisable by its rainbow spinnaker
which brought the Class A races a
wonderful splash of colour.
The beautiful weather during the
Regatta was an invitation to shed clothes.
Colourful spinnakers vied with bright
bikinis, some of whose tops were also
shed once the races were fully underway!
It wasn't the ladies only who were

scantily dressed. At several of the after
race parties young bare-footed men
paraded around in nothing but hipster
grass skirts.
Not all the party-goers were
competitors or spectators. Four visiting
youths from Nassau make a timely yet
unplanned visit to the Abacos and took
advantage of the partying. Each had his
own reason for partaking in the
merriment "Looking for a single lady,"
Cooling off," Having fun" and Getting
some good food."
Yet another year has passed, yet
another Regatta and yet more people all
over the world have wonderful memories
of sailing, socialising and sightseeing in
the Abacos.

Weather and other conditions will affect the tide. The predictions
shown on this chart are based on the normal conditions that ex-
isted when NOAA/NOS and other agencies gathered the data.
Times shown will be within a few minutes for the entire eastern
Abaco area. Pelican Harbour is just inside North Bar Channel.

Tides North Bar Channel

August 1998

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Castaway Cay Is Ready For Action

snorkeling and the ultimate island continues with discovery and explorat
ba hrhbecP Castawav Cav offers an n ~i-_ - --

On July 1st a very special cruise began
in Lisbon, Portugal, for a trans-Atlantic
crossing making Castaway Cay its first
landfall on July 14th. The Disney Magic
brought its first load of castaways which
were entertained by a band from
Treasure Cay and by Kayla Lockhart
Edwards and the National Dance Troupe.
Disney's private island paradise offers
the ultimate escape for guests of every
age. The final day of every Disney
Cruise Line vacation culminates with a
visit to Disney's own private island
paradise Castaway Caynv. Guests will
awaken on the final day of their resort
and cruise vacation to find themselves
docked at Disney's private 1,000 acre
island paradise and tropical oasis with
white sand beaches, crystal blue water
for as far as the eye can see and plenty
of relaxation and recreation for guests of
every age.
"Castaway Cay is the perfect ending to
Disney Cruise Line's new resort and
cruise vacation," said Arthur Rodney,
Disney Cruise Line president. "This
unspoiled paradise is among the most
picturesque in The Bahamas. While the
island's natural beauty will always
remain intact, we have added modem
conveniences for the comfort of our
Acquired by Disney Cruise Line in
February 1996, Disney's Castaway Cay
is a 1,000 acre tropical oasis. Among its
many features, perhaps the most
significant is a pier that has been
constructed to eliminate the need to
tender and allow convenient and safe
access to the island..
"We have gone to great lengths to
make the Disney Cruise Line resort and
cruise vacation the most 'hassle-free'
experience possible. To that extent, the
island pier is another feature we've
invested in to make it accessible and
convenient for guests to enjoy this
special, unspoiled paradise," said
From lounging on a sun-drenched
beach to a variety of water sports,

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

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all ages.
While sunbathers relax and bask on
white sand beaches in the Bahamian
sunshine, sports enthusiasts will have a
variety of water activities to choose
from. Beginners and experienced
snorkelers can explore a 15 acre
snorkeling course in a unique living reef
environment, with a strong conservation
emphasis. Inflatable motorized boats,
sailboats, sea kayaks, paddle boats and
rafts to float around the lagoon are
available for rent. Guests can also rent a
bicycle to explore the island's natural
terrain, participate in a game of
volleyball or sit back and enjoy the
rhythm of an island party band.
Disney's Oceaneer's Adventure,
Disney Cruise line's children's program,


on Castaway Cay. Kidas will be greeted at
Scuttles Cove Registration and be
engaged in activities that highlight the
island's natural beauty and history.
Children and families can participate in a
"whale excavation" at the site of the
remains of a 35-foot beached female
whale, while the teens find challenge and
adventure with activities spread
throughout the island.
Castaway Cay provides the ultimate
escape for adults longing for a relaxing
deserted island experience. The island's
north side features a remote, mile-long
"quiet" beach for adults where the
activity will be minimal and the view
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houses a laundry and 4KW generator. This property is just steps from
the beach and community dock. List #3383 $185,000.00

Quaint Village Charm
Located 30 paved miles south of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Cherokee Sound
boasts world-class fishing in its waters. Winding Bay beach is only a
short distance from the settlement. This closely knit community has its
own school, church and general store as well as basketball and tennis
courts. Dockage for boats up to 53' is provided in several protected
areas. This compact well-built corner-lot residence has a pleasant view
of the surrounding environs. Landscaping with native plants adds to the
ambiance. An excellent vacation rental property, this house has 2 bed-
rooms, a study, lots of storage space and room for a workroom or hobby
room. List #3113 $72,000.00

A Rare Opportunity
Tropical beauty awaits you at this unique sea-to-sea holding on Eastern
Shore. A white sandy beach, just steps from the first floor terrace,
faces southeast; the northeast-facing portion of the property features
an extra-large deck on the Sea of Abaco with mooring for small
boats. The property is landscaped with hardy, native, easy-care
plantings, ensuring low maintenance with tropical charm. A side-
by-side duplex, the first floors of each unit feature an open liv-
ing/dining room leading to a covered terrace, an efficient
kitchen, laundry' and bath with shower, The second floors
contain three good-sized bedrooms and family bath. This is
a perfect investment opportunity; the units rent well both .- / f. j A "
weekly and yearly. Priced to sell, this property represents
excellent value for the area. [ /\ 1
List,3422 $536,000.00

Bahamian Contemporary
Located in the prestigious Pelican Shores area of Marsh Harbour, this wa-
terfront property comprises 2/3 of an acre of manicured landscaping.
Charming and semi-secluded, it has an abundance of flowering shrubs
and fruit-bearing trees. Enjoy 112 feet of pristine shoreline on Fanny
Bay, a sanctuary for fish and fowl. A few steps takes you to your
private beach. The fully air conditioned residence features vaulted
hardwood ceiling and plaster walls. Every room opens to the
outdoors and views of the lagoon setting. A galley style kitchen
seats eight and two ground floor bedrooms share a full bath
-A p and generous closet space. The spiral staircase leads to a sepa-
-- rate master suite with its own rooftop deck. A double garage
includes a large storage loft and room for a workshop.
List #3244 $649,000.00

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Pag 42 The Abaconian Auut 1998

Masons Celebrate Centennial Year

By Bobby Jones, Worshipful Master and
District Deputy Grand Master at Large
Abaco Awake Lodge #18 Dundas Town
The Most Worshipful Prince Hall
Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,
Inc. and Order of Eastern Star, Prince
Hall Affiliated, convened their 48th and
34th annual sessions respectively in
Marsh Harbour. The annual session
celebrated its Centennial year of

existence in the Bahamas with a slew of
events which began on June 26th and
continued through July 1st. The Most
Worshipful Grand Master Hon. Godfrey
B. Huyler and Worthy Grand Matron
Sis. Alice Musgrove-Rolle respectively
presided over the conclave.
The Grand Centennial Session
attracted some 200 members from
throughout the Bahamas. They enjoyed

Three Get Jubilee Awards

By Stephanie Humblestone
A special Silver Jubilee Awards
Ceremony was held at Government
House to celebrate Bahamian
Independence on the 10th of July. Held
in the beautifully landscaped gardens of
Government House, Governor General
Sir Orville Turnquest presented the
certificates and Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham presented the gold medals.
Among the 250 people recognized
were three prominent Abaconians:
Captain Leonard Thompson from Marsh
Harbour for his contribution to Family
Island Development, Patrick Bethel also
from Marsh Harbour in the category of
Education and Roosevelt Curry from

Grand Cay for his work in the fishing
In the Prime Minister's address he
paid tribute to individuals and institutions
which have in his words, "contributed in
substantive and exemplary ways to the
development of our 25-year-old sovereign
He acknowledged the contributions of
farmers, fishermen, actors, craftsmen,
builders, teachers, policemen and public
servants. In his closing words he said,
"...we have arrived at that level of
maturity where we are capable of giving
honour to whom it is due without regard
to politics, religion, gender, colour and

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an initial Grand Social on June 26th at
the Anglican Parish Hall. On June 27th a
Grand Banquet was held at Flippers. On
June 28th they all paraded to a church
service at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in
Sandy Point and an after church social.
Their main business sessions were held at
the Central Abaco Primary School
beginning on June 28th and continuing
through June 30th. Evening activities
included contests, a Golden Oldies
evening and a Centennial Island Cruise.
Worldwide, the Prince Hall family of
masons has membership in excess of
800,000. The organization was founded
in 1775 by Prince Hall of Barbados who
migrated to Boston, Massachusetts.
Today, the Bahamas has its own grand
lodge situated in the capital city of

The Prince Hall family in the Bahamas
now boasts of twenty-nine lodges of
Master Masons and twenty-five chapters
of the Order of Eastern Star with a
combined membership in excess of
3,000. Being mindful of the economic
needs and its social contract with its
members, Prince Hall Grand Lodge has
instituted the Prince Hall Family Death
Benefit Plan, Prince Hall Family
Cooperative Credit Union, Prince Hall
Family News (a quarterly publication),
and soon to come will be the Prince Hall
Family Day Care Center for Senior
Citizens. During Prince Hall week every
September and during the annual session,
the Prince Hall family donates blood to
the Princess Margaret Hospital Blood
Bank because it is committed to saving

In the Estate of

Dieter Christoph, Deceased
NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claims or
demands against the above named Estate are requested to send
the same duly certified to the undersigned on or before the 15th
day of August, 1998.
And notice is hereby also given that at the expiration of the time
above-mentioned the assets of the deceased wil be distributed
among the persons entitled thereto having regard only to the
claims of which the Executrix shall then have had notice.
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Notice to Contractors, Builders & Homeowners
Local Government Authority Central Abaco District Council

All construction in Central Abaco must be with
an approved building permit and is subject to
inspections for code compliance. Following is a
summary of the inspection process.
The Building Inspector makes the following in-
spections on 48 hours notice from the builder
(exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays)
and will either approve the works completed or
will notify the builder (in writing) where such
work does not meet with his approval.
when the excavations are completed, forms
erected and the reinforcing steel placed.
PILING INSPECTIONS will be made during the
driving of the piles and after all piles are driven
and forms erected and reinforcing steel in place
and before any concrete is poured.
TIE COLUMN INSPECTION will be made when
the wall blocks have been laid, the tie columns
formed, the reinforcing steel in place but before
the concrete is poured.
made before any blocks are laid, the columns
must be formed up, the reinforcing steel in place,
but before the concrete is pouted.
TIE-BEAM INSPECTION will be made when the
block walls are completed to tie beam level, the
tie columns formed and poured, reinforcing steel
in place but before the tie beam concrete is
will be made when the beams and slabs have
been formed up, reinforcing steel
in place but before the concrete
is poured.
INSPECTION for structures with
steel (or similar material) frames
will be inspected when the frame.
is completed for single floor
buildings, for larger buildings it
will be by floors before the frame-
work is encased.

ROOF INSPECTION will be made when the
roof frame is in place, the upper surfaces cov-
ered with roof material but before the ceiling is
in place.
three stages on all buildings and at all floor lev-
(a) Roughing-in
(b) Hydrostatic tests with plumbing in walls
and baths
(c) Fixtures in place
SPECIAL INSPECTIONS will be made during
the process of the work as the Building Inspec-
tor deems necessary.
the stages prescribed by the Electrical Inspec-
TAKING SAMPLES by the Building Inspector
is permitted under the building code.
holders must adhere to the Bahamas Building
code. The Building Inspector has the authority
to require construction to be stopped or build-
ing errors to be corrected. Compliance with
this code is the joint responsibility of the owner
and the builder.
NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE must be submit-
ted in writing to the building inspector within
seven days for work to correct errors or code
NOTICE OF COMPLETION must be given to
the Building Inspector in writing within seven
(7) days after completion.

Central Abaco
District Council
P.O. Box 20765
Marsh Harbour
SAbaco, Bahamas

Phone 367-4957
Fax 367-4984

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Symonette of Abaco. After meeting all of
the athletes, I realized that I was the
youngest of them all and was
participating in the most events. These
included running the 1500 metres, 400
m., 800 m. and the 4 x 100 m. I didn't
come first in any of my races but I think
that I did fairly well and I'm very proud
because I did my very best.
What really made me happy was
getting the bronze medal in the 1500
metre. I knew I would have to give my
all to be in the top three so I didn't have
time to think about anything else other
than winning a medal. After I received
my medal, I think I smiled for two days
straight. My smile just wouldn't go.
Many people said they knew I must be
very proud. I was like "yes" because I
had worked very hard and I'm very
happy to know that out of so many other
girls I actually got a medal.
While running the race, something
kept telling me I mustplace either first,
second or third. I knew in order to do so
I would have to give this race my all. All
the girls behind me were running
extremely hard to pass me so I had to
run even harder. There were so many
times I wanted to stop and walk but I
knew if I had stopped I would never have
known if I might have won a medal.
I wasn't the only one who ran well, as
a matter of fact. Everyone ran extremely
well. Some won medals, some didn't.
But everyone felt very proud knowing
they did their best and probably next time
they might do better and bring home of
the medals.
My advice to all of the athletes who
participated in the events is, "Even if you
lost, you should still feel very proud that
you were chosen to take part." Some of

the athletes told me that they weren't
worrying about receiving a medal, just
taking part was good enough.
Being amongst thousands of athletes
from all over the Bahamas had some of
us very scared. I for one was not because
I knew what I came to do, which was to
do my best and I did. Other persons
participating in the Bahama Games who
came from Crossing Rocks were Shenika
Hepburn, Frances Hepburn, Arthur
Williams and Ornal Russell. They didn't
place but like I said they did their best. I
know if I'm chosen to go to the Fifth.
Annual Bahama Games, I will do much
much better by training from now.
There is no doubt about it, once you
have the mind and ability to do
something positive, don't let anyone fill
your mind with negative thoughts. You
will not be successful if you listen to
what people say and not think for
yourself. And this advice goes from me
to all athletes.
Abaconian Competes in
Body Building
At the Fourth Bahamas Games held
July 4 to July 11th Arthur Elden
represented Abaco in Body Building
returning home with a silver medal in the
Masters Competition (over 40) and a
Bronze Medal in the light heavy weight
competition. This makes Arthur's third
time to compete in the Games but the
first time to compete in Body Building.
In the other two Games he competed in
swimming winning a bronze both years.
Arthur plans to compete in the
Bahamas National Body Building
Championship to be held in Nassau on
September 5th.
This year Arthur Elden celebrates 40
years in the sport of Body Building.
After training for two years, he entered
his first competition in 1960 and placed


third in the Mr. Bahamas contest. Over
the past 40 years, Arthur won or placed
in the top three in competitions for Mr.
Bahamas, Mr. Body Beautiful and Mr.
Northern Bahamas. In 1962 he competed
for Mr. Universe and was the first
Bahamian to be on the cover of an
international muscle magazine. Another

Smuggling Ring
By Stephanie Humblestone
The smuggling ring which brought 24
Chinese illegal immigrants to Abaco's
shore on June 6th has been disbanded in
New Jersey. The ring was exposed on
May 30th when the Oops II ran aground
off.the New Jersey coast with 23 Chinese
aboard. The Captain of the 120-foot
"mother ship," Oriental I, which
deposited its illegal human cargo at Hole-
in-the-Wall, and three crew members are
now facing federal conspiracy charges in
the United States. They are believed to
have brought the Chinese here and an
additional 23 Chinese into New Jersey.
Police and Immigration officials are
investigating ransom and extortion
demands being made of friends and
relatives of the smuggled aliens.

Mr. Arthur Elden

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Best Poser Award won with a Country
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Conch Inn
Golden Grouper
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Main Street Grill
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Pizza Hut
Tiki Hut

*** 367-2158
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*** 367-2700
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hen 367-2002
** 367-4333
*** 367-2498
+ ** 367-3535
*** 367-2575
*** 367-2074

Dundas Town
Ambassador Inn 367-2022
Bayview Restaurant ** 367-3738
Mother Merle Fishnet ** 367-2770
Hope Town

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

Guana Beach Reso
Guana Seaside

*** 366-0133
*** 366-0065
*** 366-0003
** 366-0087
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Treasure Cay

Florence's Cafe
Island Boil Rest.
Touch of Class
Pete & Gays
Seaside Inn Rest.

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*** 365-8469
*** 365-8195
*** 366-4119
*** 366-4120

** 365-6187 Casuarina Point
365-6185 Different of Abaco ** 366-2150

Cay Cooper's Town
C* ay. M & M Restaurant 365-0142

Bluff House 33-4200
Green Turtle Club *** 365-4271
Island Restaurant ** 365-4082
Laura's Kitchen ** 365-4287
New Plymouth Inn *** 365-4161

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

I Ferry Schedules Marinas Taxis I

Albury's Ferry Service
Marsh Harb. to Hope Town Daily 20 min.
9 am 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2 pm 4 pm 5:30 pm
Also 7:15 am except Sundays and holidays
Hope T. to Marsh Harb. Daily 20 min.
8am 9:45 am 11:30 am 1:30 pm 3 pm 4pm
Also 5 pm except Sundays and holidays
Marsh Harb. to Man-O-War Daily 20 min.
10:30 am 4 pm 5:30 pm
Also 12:15 pm 2:30 pm except Sundays
Man-O-War to Marsh H. Daily 20 minutes
8 am 1:30 pm
Also 11:30 am 3:15 pm except Sundays
Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries leave from the
Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach
Marsh H. to Scot. Cay & Guana 30 min.
10:15 am 1:15 pm 3:30 pm 5:30 pm
Also 7:15 am except Sat. Sun. and holidays
Guana & Scot. Cay to Marsh H. 30 min.
9 am 11:30 am 2:30 pm 4:45 pm
Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries leave from
Conch Inn and Union Jack Dock
One Way Fare Adult $5.00 Children $3.00
Round Trip Adult $8.00 Children $4.00
Charters are available at any time
Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16

AIT Ferry
Marsh H. to Guana Cay & Scot. Cay
Daily 7 am 11 am 4 pm
Guana Cay & Scot. Cay to Marsh H.
Daily 8 am 12 Noon 5 pm
Marsh Harb. to Hope Town
Daily 9 am 2 pm 6 pm
Hope Town To Marsh Harb.
Daily 10 am 3 pm 7 pm
Adults One way $ 5.00 Round trip $ 8.00
Children 6-11 years One way $2 Round trip $4
All boats leave Marsh Harbour from
Long's Landing in the harbour
Phone 365-5144, Fax 365-5138 a VHF Channel 16


Abaco Marinas
Phone number, Fuel, No. of slips

Walker's Cay
Walker's Cay Marina
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House 365-4200 *
Green Turtle Club 365-4271 *
Black Sound Marina 365-4221
Other Shore Club 365-4195 *
Abaco Yacht Service 365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marina 365-8250 *

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

365-6008 *
367-2736 *
367-4000 *
367-2182 *
367 2700 *
367-2163 *

Hope Town
Club Soleil 366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways 366-0224
Lighthouse Marina 366-0154 *
Sea Spray 366-0065 *
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina 365-0083 *
Guana Cay
Guana Beach Resort 365-5133 *
Indicates fuel facilities

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

15 slips
32 slips

12 slips
10 slips

150 slips

26 slips

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

16 slips

6 slips
24 slips

75 slips

22 slips

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

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

Frederick's Agency
Bahamas Custom Brokers
Import & Exports Air or Sea
Freight cleared at Marsh Harbour,
Treasure Cay & Green Turtle Cay
Gurth Roberts, Manager
P.O. Box AB 20468, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Phone 242-367-2333 Fax 367-3136


The Abaeonian Page 45

A Visitors Guide to

Rental Cars, Boats & Dive Shops

By Stephanie Humblestone
Mr. Lucien Stratton of Marsh Harbour
has been honoured in the Queen's
Birthday Honours List with the British
Empire Medal. This is an award which is
given to members of the community who
have contributed in a significant way to
life in their community.
A well respected Abaconian, "Mr.
Lucien" as he is commonly known is
well known for his involvement with the
Marsh Harbour Sailing Club of which he

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Sea Horse Boat Rent
Rich's Rentals
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Blue Wave Boat Ren
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Cars, Golf Carts, Bicycles, Scooters
;h Harbour Hope Town
and Scooters Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals 366-(
367-2840 Island Cart Rentals 366-C
367-2655 Hope Town Cart Rentals 366-(
367-4234 Dave's Dive Shop Boat Rentals 366-C
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Dive Shops
Marsh Harbour
Dive Abaco 367-2787
Abaco Beach Dive Shop 367-4646
Hope Town
Dave's Dive Shop 366-0Q29
Man-O-War Dive Shop 365-6013
Treasure Cay
JIC Divers Down 365-8465
Green Turtle Cay
Brendal's Dive Shop 365-4411
Green Turtle Cay Divers 365-4271

was a founding member. He has actively
participated in improving the island of
Abaco and is a dedicated parishioner of
the Brethren Church.
A war veteran, Mr. Stratton's wealth
of experience ranges from construction
work to dentistry. For forty years he was
associated with the Sea Breeze
Construction Company which was
responsible for fine feats of civil
engineering all over the Bahamas.


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Pag 46 The Abaconian August 1998

Trauma One Marks Three Years of Service

By Dan Wiltfang
The Trauma One Teams mark three
years of service to the Abaco community
in September 1998. Multiple calls have
dramatically increased in frequency.
Over a third of all calls received to date
have come since January.
To help you appreciate what
transpires, look to the night of July 2nd
this year. The first call came about 6
p.m. involving a patient with fractured
ribs on a vessel near Guana Cay. The
patient was transported by Donnie III to
Marsh Harbour and from there by
Trauma One ambulance to Dr. Lundy
where Team Members assisted. The

second call came at 10 p.m. and involved
a patient in labour from Hope Town. The
patient was transported by David and
Tito, was met be Trauma One and
transported to Dr. Lundy where Team
Member Adele McDonald assisted her
and her staff, Cindy and Krista.
While other Team Members assisted
by fetching materials for the "delivery
team," a third call came by phone. At 11
p.m. the squad was again rolling. This
patient, suffering extreme abdominal
pains, was transported to the office,
treated by Dr. Lundy, then returned
Back again at the Doctor's office, the
Team assisted in completing the delivery.

From classroom, textbook and video to
real life drama, the fourth call of the
night was delivered as a new born of
4.25 pounds at 1 a.m. on the 3rd of July.
Present for the delivery were Trauma
One Response Team Members Adele
McDonald, Timmy McDonald, Antonio
Albury, Matthew Key, Jason Wiltfang
and Dan Wiltfang. The ambulance was
cleaned and was ready for the next call
by 3 a.m.
So it goes since September 1995. The
Trauma One Ambulances and Team

Members have been providing emergency
service to Abaco residents and visitors
for no fee. Operations are supported by
donations and contributions. This
summer Nippers of Guana Cay and Aunt
Bea Shirley of Man-O-War have carried
the banner. They have been joined by the
Guana Beach Resort and Marsh Harbour
Marina. Your help is needed. Checks
may be sent to Trauma One, P.O. Box
AB 20594, Marsh Harbour. All
contributions are recorded and


A leading Financial Services Company is seeking a full-time
Office Assistant for a new office in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
Your duties will include operational functions, agency
administration, customer service, secretarial and bookkeeping
You should have excellent business and communications
skills, and knowledge of Windows 95 and Microsoft Office
would be an asset.
If you are a Bahamian and wish to work with a progressive
company, please mail or fax your Resume, references and
qualifications to:
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Trauma Team Members helped Dr. Lundy with an emergency delivery. Shown above are,
1. to r., Jason Wiltfang Matthew Key, Timmy McDonald, Kristan, Dr. Lundy and Cindy.

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Man-O-War Cay
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath -Covered Porch Sundecks
Workshop/Snore Box .725 Wooded Acre,
Waterfront on Harbour- Right of Way to Beach


"Far Horizons"
Great Abaco Club, Marsh Harbour
3 Bedroom, 3 bath
Elegant Residence Superb Construction new 1997
Private Dock. 180 degree Sea of Abaco views.

"Angel's Landing"
Eastern Harbour, Man-O-War Cay
1 Bedroom, 1 bath,
250' Waterfront, Private Dock 3/4 acre
Deeded beach access way

* Apartment Complex Marsh Harbour 7 Units Built 1992, impeccable condition, Super Location good income & return on investment.. $570,000
* "Fourwinds" West Coast, Elbow Cay 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Deck on 3 sides, 2.1 Acres, Private Dock Great Sea of Abaco Views ....... Under Contract
* "Alcatraz" Pelican Shores, Marsh Harbour- 2 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Waterfront, Private Dock Great Harbour Views ..... ............... Under Contract
* "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
* "Orchid Bay" Great Guana Cay Beautiful 1+ Acre Building Sites Ocean Beach Frontage: from $250,000 Sea of Abaco frontage: from: $137,500
* "Fisher Tract" Man-O-War Cay Lush wooded building sites Several available with semi-private dock access: from:...... ............. $75,000

FOR RENT "Arawak" Man-O-War Cay, Charming Cottage on Private Dock, Eastern Harbour Sleeps 5 A/C, T.V. $850.00 per week.

Derek Lee Margot Lee (242) 367-4608 or (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 367-4885





The Abaconian Page 47

Flamingos Arrive
Twenty-five gangly, spindly young
flamingo fledglings arrived on July 7th to
take up residence at Different of Abaco.
They arrived from Rand Nature Centre
in Freeport and it is hoped that they will
begin a breeding colony on Abaco.
Ms. Nettica Symonette, owner and
manager of Different of Abaco, has long
dreamed of the day there would be
nesting flamingos on Abaco. She
organized their coming and is keeping
them in an enclosure until they have
adapted to their new home. She will be
pampering them and watching them
closely for the next few weeks as they
get used to a new life on a quiet back-
water area of Casuarina Point where the
bonefish resort is located. They will be
fed dog food until they can fend for
themselves collecting algae from the
bottom of the shallow water.
Several years ago Ms. Symonette
brought 15 flamingos to her resort but
several died right away and most of the
survivors were scattered during hurricane
winds a couple of years ago. Some
survivors are said to be doing well in the
marles north of Casuarina Point. The two
remaining birds are still there, in full
plumage and looking great as they slowly
make their way through the water,
feeding, preening and watching the
people who stop to admire their graceful
movements and beautiful colouring.


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P.O. Box AB 22183, Treasure Cay
Abaco, Bahamas
Tel. 242-365-8538 Fax 242-365-8567

.4 .oontg flamingo chick studies hi new
home at Ditle'rentA ol -baco

People FROM Page 30
Speaking on behalf of the company,
Chairman Emeritus and executive
director of Family Guardian, Jack
Knowles, said, "We are shocked and
immensely saddened by the loss of our
friend and colleague and we extend our
deepest sympathy to Mr. Pyfrom's wife,
Hazel, his daughters Charlotte, Rosalie,
Frances and Catherine, and other family
"All of us at Family Guardian have
been enriched by our relationship with
this outstanding individual. His kindness
and generosity touched many lives in the
community. He will be keenly missed by
all who knew him and particularly by his
extended family here at our company."


Waterfront or Hilltop
Homes and Lots for Sale
Have Fun in the Sun
Go Fishing or Diving
Explore the Islands
Discover our Beaches
Golf Cart & Bike Rentals

Between the Deep Blue Ocean
and the Turquoise Sea of Abaco
Phone 365-5195
VHF 16 Young Lovers

Anne Albury
Marcellus Roberts

(242) 365-8538 Ph
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax


Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

Canal Front Condos with on site Tennis and Pool
Phase I 2 bed / 2 bath 12' wide slip $180,000
Phase II 2 bed / 2 bath 12' wide slip $224,000
3 bed / 3 bath 12' wide slip $242,000
3 bed / 3 bath 17'6" wide slip $266,000
Ocean Front Condos with on site Tennis and Pool
Phase II 2 bed / 2 bath End unit with
wrap around deck $275,000
Canal Front Condos with on site Pool
Bldg. 5 2 bed / 2 bath 11 '6" wide slip $170,000
Bldg. 2 1 bed/1 bath boat slip $151,000
Townhouse Condos with on site Tennis and Pool
Garden/Pool View 1 bed / 1 bath beginning at $55,000
2 bed / 1 bath beginning at $75,000
Marina View 1 bed / 1 bath beginning at $65,000
2 bed / 1 Y2 bath beginning at $101,000
Ocean Villa Subdivision
2 bed / 2 bath special garden location with
ocean view down greenway $220,000
Beach Villa Subdivision
Duplex 2 x 1 bed / 1 bath beginning at $133,000
Standard 2 bed / 2 bath beginning at $114,000
Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool/waterfall
2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house $275,000
Ocean condos with on site Pool
Poolside garden view 2 bed / 2 bath $176,000
"Cavill" Split level h Y bath garage
and screen porcl -_O fe-sac with
view of golf couo $125,000
Vacant lots available
Golf Course
Leeward Beach
Windward Beach

"Crosswind" located on a natural lake with
direct greenway access to beach, split level home
3 bed / 2 bath w/adjacent 1 bed / 1 bath
efficiency apartment, very large lot $333,000
"Ives" ocean front home built on pilings, garage /
utility below; Upstairs 3 bed / 2 bath wrap around
deck partially screened $363,000
"Plumb Crazy" canal front split level home 3 bed /
2 bath detached garage, dock, established
landscaping $327,000
"White House" two lots canal front, main house
2 bed / 2 bath detached efficiency apartment
detached garage, pool, dock $350,000
"Marina Villa" canal front one storey 3 bed /
2 bath Bahama room, garage, dock, includes
adjacent road side lot $424,000
"Schor" canal front two storey home 3 bed / 3 bath
garage, workshop, dock, large deck, ocean view to
Sea of Abaco across greenway $484,000
"Sands" canal front one storey 3 bed / 3 bath,
garage, dock, full view of marina basin $515,000
"Island Times" canal front modern home 3 bed / 2V2
bath, wrap around porch, double garage $508,000
"Conch Out" ocean front home on extra deep lot
one storey 4 bed / 3 bath detached garage,
great family beach house $575,000
"Sandpiper" ocean front 1 V2 lots two storey home
3 bed / 3 bath garage, ocean and garden decks,
lush landscaping $962,000
"Sands" ocean view home with private deeded
10' beach access, CBS 2 storey, upstairs 2 bed /
1 bath, downstairs double garage/workshop
and efficiency $303,000
Vacant lots available
Galleon Bay & Brigantine Bay
Casuarina Beach / Ocean Boulevard
Ocean front $360,000
Interior $16,000 $25,000

Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information. We don't only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

August 1998

Page 4 The Abaconan Auust 1998

Abaco Central
High School Takes
Junkanoo to
By Stephanie Humblestone
Seventeen students from Abaco
Central High School gave two
performances of Junkanoo on a visit to
Canada from the 24th of June to the 6th
of July.
The youngsters were accompanied by
a few parents, three of their teachers,
Cavell McDonald, art teacher and
organiser of the trip, Ryan Mutu,
graphical communications teacher, and
Karen Butler, who previously taught
math at Abaco Central High School.
During the ten days the students spent
four days at a college dorm in Ryerson,
Toronto. While there they performed for
an audience of thousands at the Harbour
Front, a cultural centre. Lead dancer,
Opal Dawkins, who opened the
performance with a beautiful rendition of
the Bahamas National Anthem, said, "It

was very special as we are the first and
only non-professional group to perform
They gave a second performance in
London, Ontario, also to a packed
audience. The artists brought with them
traditional Junkanoo costumes, cowbells,
horns, goatskin drums and whistles. "We

were supposed only to perform on week-
ends but we rehearsed almost every day
when we were not sightseeing," added
It was a memorable trip for the
starlets, a proud moment for teachers and
parents and a colourful introduction to
Bahamian culture for many Canadians.

The Abaco Junior Junkanoo Dance Team unfurls the Bahamian colours in Toronto,
Canada, where they performed this July in a multi-cultural show.

Still dancers from Nairobi performed at
the Toronto cultural show and entertained
the Bahamian Junkanoo team.

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Hope Town. Abaco. Bahamas
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S* Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434


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Little Harbour|
6 Acre Estate jSea to Sea.

Green Turtle Cay
69 Acres Sea to Sea
Frontage On White Sound

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

emiu perty t u ut the A c It
Premium Property throughout the Abaco Islands

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 $100,000

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

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

adjacent to Abaco Yacht Services, |
100 ft. harbour front lot. $300,000 "W" r. lii

GREAT SALE CAY 380 acres Sea to
Sea Call for details

Crown H,. Fox Town

BILLY BO CAY 4 acre cay on Marsh O i
Harbour's south side, 5 minutes Great .
from southside dock $150,000 Aao our
SANDY POINT 50 acres on the o'l"d WA
south west corner of Abaco, south cZu
of the Sandy Point airport, loads of
waterfrontage. Call for details

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Picture and 4 lines $25.00
Additional lines at $2.00 per line.
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the
Marsh Harbour area or use your photo.
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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 6
to 30 people ******
Great Guana Cay waterfront houses built in
under 3 mo starting at $165,000 includes lot,
about 1000 Sq ft house with 2 bedroom, 2
bath, deck, porch & 12,000 gal cistern,
Call Edmund or Cher6 Pinder at 365-5046 or
CHERE B on VHF Ch 16


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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

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Commercial & Residential
Homes Apts. Rentals Acreage
P.O. Box AB 20179
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Office phone & Fax 242-367-3276
Evenings 242-367-2789

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

Bahama Palm Shore beachfront lot $50,000
Contact Dale Blank or Jackie Albury at 367-

Eastern Shore Magnificent views of Sea of
Abaco from all rooms and wrap-around decks.
Deep water pier plus private sandy beach
across road. Fully equipped, beautifully
furnished, station wagon included. Features
living, kitchen, jalousied porch with wet bar,
master bedroom & bath on upper level, guest
bedroom, bath, utility and garage on lower
level. $200,000 net to owner. Call 410-544-
Guana Cay 5% 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

ike Lihtfbourn Reat Estate
GREEN TURTLE CAY Black Sound adjacent
to Abaco Yacht Services, 100 ft. harbour front
lot. $300,000
GREAT SALE CAY 380 acres sea to sea,
Call for details
BILLY BO CAY 4 acres on south side, 5
minutes from south side dock. $150,000
SANDY POINT 50 acres south west comer of
Abaco. South of the Sandy Point airport. Loads
of water frontage. Call for details.
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 $77,000
TREASURE CAY 3 bed on '/4 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
Call for details
MARSH HARBOUR 1+ acre on Stede Bonnet.
Views of Marsh Harbour $100,000

Interior lot
Golf course lot


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

ho wen ,cno Eo%
r\ Cal RlnDh iln.

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 V2 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 $79,900, 561-223-9567
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
Man-O-War 5 acres Sea to Sea 500' ocean
frontage, Call 242-357-6700 or 423-837-3655



Elbow Cay Watch the sunrise and sunset!
Spacious 3 bedroom, 3 full bath tropical island
home. Beautiful panoramic views of the Sea of
Abaco. Close to beach.
List #3268 $457,000
Elbow Cay Lovely wooded lot, 100' x 160'
with views of the Sea of Abaco. High elevation.
List #3203 Only $50,000
Treasure Cay Ocean Villas Detached garden
apartment on 3.5 miles of beach. Well-kept
development of 25 villas. Pool. Tile floors,
built-ins, efficient kitchen, landscape lighting.
Sheltered from inclement weather.
List # 3313 $222,000
Lubbers Quarters Cozy cottage with separate
sleeping house. Solar powered. 1+ acres of
property with 80 ft. beachfront.
List #3396 $175,000
Leisure Lee Private community. 11,829 sq. Ft.
cleared lot with 195' on seawalled canal.
Excellent depth. Dock with power.
List #3334. $90,000.
Hope Town Cute cottage, partially
furnished. In town.., great location. Great
rental potential! List #3431 $278,000
Elbow Cay White Sound. Gorgeous ocean
view building lot. 75' x 120' with ocean
beach. List # 3127 $142,857
Mainland Abaco Great Cistern Cay SOLD
3 seaside lots of 1.29 acres each.
Still available are 7 lots of 1.13 acres each.
50' elevation with beautiful views of the
Sea of Abaco. Also offering other acreage
for a total of approx. 35 acres.
List #3315 Call for details
Mainland Abaco Great Cistern Cay Island
Style home with great views of the Sea of
Abaco. V2 acre with fruit trees, landscaping.
Mint condition.
List #3308 $285,000
Mainland Abaco Bahama Coral Isle. Two
lots 10,000 sq. ft. each. Private beach
access. Electricity available. Great buy to
build or invest. List # 3433 $12,000 ea
Mainland Abaco Casuarina Point building
lot, 10,000 sq. ft. Superb bone fishing area,
beautiful beach. List #3318 $6,900
Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores, "Snapper
Point" Building lot on Fanny Bay, 24,000
sq. ft. with 200 ft. Seawall. Has 1,200+ sq.
ft. concrete foundation and approval for
dock. List #3319 $298,000
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Phone 242-367-3262/3 Fax 242-367-3260
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Lot number 27 in the Marsh Harbour
government sub-division $40,000
Also lots and homes at Man-O-War Cay.
For further information please contact Haziel
L. Albury, J.P., Licenced Broker Call 242-365-
6178 or 365-6090, Fax 365-6159
Man-O-War Estate, 5 years young, 2 story, 4
bed/4 bath, 3400 sq ft. under A/C, insulated,
50 K+, cistern, furnished, dock, beach. Must
see. $850K 242-365-6312 or 561-832-9776
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 Bay front lot over V2 acre
landscaped and cleared for a home. $165,000.
Call 352-861-4242 or 242-357-6617

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 Cay Marnie's Landing V2 acre lots.
Dock slip, Ocean to Bay. $50,000 and up
Hope Town's Best Beach 3B/2.5B in village
but on secluded back street. Swim & snorkel in
backyard, A/C throughout, turn-key, super
rental potential, large lot. $450,000
Tahiti Beach Exclusive Dorros Cove lots + 2
homes. Dock and beach privileges. Great
views. Private south end. Enquire
Call Chris Thompson 242-366-0224

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Agency Ltd.

Helping people find their dream
spot since 1978. Beachfront,
Hilltop, Acreage, Residential,
Commercial, & Investment
Properties. We also have rental
properties available.
P.O. Box AB 20404
242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359

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-
861-4242 or 242-357-6617
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 828-688-1172
Scotland Cay Highest & best view on private
island, overlooking ocean and bay, 4 Br 3 Ba
modem almost everything new, 1 V2 acres, fruit
trees, beach, all amenities, 35 ft boat slip
included, complete ready to move in. Owner

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 1V 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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Call 1-800-GO-BAHAMas (1-800-462-2426)
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Page 50 The Abaconian August 1998

More Letters to the Editor

Complaint to Civil
The Department of Civil Aviation
Attn: Mr. Strahan
Dear Mr. Strahan,
Further to our conversation of 2/6/98
with regards to the low flying aircraft
over the Great Abaco Resort, Little
Orchard and High Rock residential areas
in Marsh Harbour.
Numerous incidents have occurred
over the past two years with jet, turbine
and propeller aircraft buzzing their
friends at the Abaco Resort fishing
tournaments and subsequently coming
dangerously low over our homes and
other residential areas in our
neighborhood. Further to this, there is a
300 foot Batelco tower in this area and I
fear that a major disaster is in the
making and subsequent loss of innocent
life if this illegal activity continues.
I cite a particular incident on Sunday,
May 31st at 4:55 p.m. a jet aircraft with
tail number N345 white with blue trim,
buzzed our area at an altitude estimated
at about 250 to 300 feet. At 5:10 p.m. I
called the Officer in Charge of Customs
at the Marsh Harbour airport to complain
about the incident where I was put on
hold for 15 minutes and finally was able
to speak with the pilot of the plane in
The pilot became very defensive and
irate over the phone, suggested that he
had witnesses in the plane to dispute my
claim, and if I wanted to discuss it
further to speak with the owner of the
plane over at Boat Harbour Resort and
then he very rudely hung up the phone.

As I understand it, Civil Aviation and the
U.S. Federal Aviation flight rules strictly
prohibit this sort of reckless behavior and
as a local Bahamian citizen I would seek
your department's support in putting an
expeditious end to this practice that has
become a Sunday past time over the
above referenced resort.
Although being conscious of the
contribution that the fishing tournaments
make to the local economy and ultimately
to bettering our standard of living as a
whole, it still does not give these visitors
the right to endanger life in the
surrounding neighborhoods using the
excuse that "they fly low over the marina
to let their owners know that they have
I will be contacting my local
government representatives and council
members about this problem. Further, I
would greatly appreciate your department
looking further into this matter and
issuing a directive at the Marsh Harbour
Customs area to inform these pilots to
cease this activity forthwith.
I thank you for taking the time to
speak with me on this issue and if you
have any further questions or need
further details about the incident, please
do not hesitate to give me a call.
Sincerely yours,
Sidney Albury
Why Can't School Be
Managed Better?
Dear Editor,
I am writing to ask why aren't parents
concerned about what has happened this
past school year at Abaco Central High
School and could happen again. Here are

some questions I think deserved to be
1.Why did it take until November to
work out the final timetable?
2. Why was there so much teacher
absenteeism which hurt examination
3. Why did the PTA take so long to elect
officers and then held so few meetings?
4. Why wasn't the PTA more vocal
instead of just talking in passing and not
where it might count?
5. Why is there no book list yet for
6. Why weren't parents of incoming
GradeP 7 and Grade 10 students given
information on options their children
could choose?
7. Why weren't the students of incoming
grade 10 given their options before
school closed?
8. Why did school hardly ever start at 9
9. Why was so much class time lost this
past school year, eg. end of year exams
three weeks before the official closing of
10 Why was it so common to see
teachers of the school around Marsh
Harbour during the time they should be
in school teaching our children?
11. Why was it so common to see
students in school uniforms walking the
streets when they should have been in
12. Why was it that some parents just
remove their children from Abaco central
instead of trying to work to get it back to
the glory it once had?
13. Why was the school phone either
never answered or was busy?

14. Why wasn't enough notice given to
parents when school was to be dismissed
early for teachers' meetings?
15. Why is it that we as parents are
made to feel intimidated when in reality
we are checking for our children?
16. Why is it that some teachers give the
feeling that they just do not care?
17. Why isn't something being done
about all of the above whys?
18. Why are children always blamed for
the bathrooms being dirty?
19. Why can't a matron be assigned to
the bathrooms?
20. Why do boys have to hang about the
girls' bathroomUUUI eIntrance?
21. Why do children come home and say
they did nothing in school or complain
about the noise.
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Abaco Markets Expects to Double Income

Abaco Markets, Ltd held its first
public Annual General Meeting of
Shareholders on July 17th, 1998, since it
went public last October. The meeting
was held at Abaco Beach Resort and was
attended by about 28 shareholders and
many observers. They announced that
sales for the past year were over $17

million compared to $15 million for the
previous year. Some of this increase was
due to their acquiring Solomon Bros.
Wholesale. Their net income of $750,000
for the past year they expect to double to
$1.4 million in 1998.
Mr. Craig Symonette, chairman of the
company, moderated the meeting and

Mr. Reginald Sands answered questions.
He made the statement that the company
has the responsibility to provide a
satisfactory return to shareholders while
balancing the rights of the general public.
Abaco Markets offered shares last
October which sold for $5.25 per share.
The shares are now on the market for

about $7.55. This is an increase of
almost 50 percent in just a few months.
They announced that several mergers
and acquisitions are under consideration.
They also stated that the building
previously housing Sawyers Market is
now fully leased.

Abaco Market Board of Directors pose after their annual meeting. Left to Right they are Kraft Foods held a drawing in cooperation with abaco Markets, Ltd. to away $2400
Mr. Lowell Albury, Mr. Reg Sands, Mr. Bertram Malone, Mr. Franklyn Butler, Mr. worth of groceries. Winner of the drawing was Ethylene Darville of Murphy Town, who
Craig Symonette, Mr. William Saunders, Mr. Frank Crothers and Mr. Robert Pinder. is being presented with her certificateby Mrs. Carol Malone.

Classified Advertisements

Houses & Land For Sale or Rent

Rate for one issue
$9.00 for 3 lines (minimum)
$2 each additional line.

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

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

Mechanic needed full time to service rental
scooters and bikes. Must accept weekend work
and working with customers. Call Dale at
Rental Wheels 367-4643
Yacht cosmetics, fiberglass repairs & varnish -
6 week training workshop 31 August 1998.
Training is offered to three young motivated
Bahamians keen to learn these trades. A
position is available for full time employment
at the end of the course. Each individual will
be taught to an intermediate level of each
separate trade making them diverse and skilled
in a growing and much needed field. Details
and application can be obtained from the
reception desk at the Moorings office.
Assistant Yacht Operations Manager -
Suitably qualified marine technicians are
invited to apply for this position. Applicants
should possess: 1) technical qualifications &
proven skills across the full range of yacht
systems including diesel engines and electrical
systems, electronics, refrigeration, rigging and
cosmetic repairs 2) Sailing skills 3) Experience
in the charter industry 4) A pleasant
personality and customer service skills 5)
Good attention to detail.
The successful applicant will be expected to:
1) Service and maintain a fleet of 18 charter
sailboats to company standards 2) working to
deadlines 3) Keep full maintenance records 4)
Supervise and train a small group of staff, 5)
Carry out yacht orientations and post charter
debriefings with customers, 6) Liaise with
other international bases. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and
experience and within the normal range for the

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1986 Chevy Silverado pickup truck, only
56,000 miles, V8 engine, No body rust,
always garaged. $4.500 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
industry. This position will be challenging to
the successful candidate who must be self
motivating, hardworking and flexible; prepared
to assist in every way to ensure customer
satisfaction. Applications, accompanied by a
detailed resume/c.v. should be sent to: The
Manager, The Moorings (Bahamas) Ltd., PO
Box 20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Fax 242-367-4004, phone 367-4000
Handyman/Gardener needed, must be
experienced, Contact PO Box 20177, Marsh
Harbour or phone 367-3155
Writer/reporter needed. Must be able to
cover evening and weekend events. Part time
or full time considered. Computer literacy a
plus. Must have good writing skills. Send
samples of your written material. Include
resume and letter detailing your abilities and
desires to The Abaconian, P.O. Box AB
20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco

6 KW Onan air cooled diesel genset, older
unit but in good condition. Complete spare
parts package, B$l,500 or US$ 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 sewing machine semi-industrial $200
Vertical blinds off-white, never used
One of a kind coral and shell mirror 36" x 48"
$2,500 Call 365-8335
Great Investment Opportunity 1,000 CIBC
Shares @ $9.00 ea. Includes transaction fees.
Call Wynsom Ferguson 367-3067W 7067H
Peanut roaster, commercial grade, excellent
condition. Call 367-2783

Buying? Selling?
Need Qualified Help?
Want more Business?
A low cost ad like this can
bring fast results.
Call 367-2677 or Fax 3677

114' DUROBOAT, two used aluminum boats,
at $1,800 each, Call 367-2452

15' Boston Whaler with center console, 90 hp
Yamaha, 16 gal gas tank, VHF radio, Ready
for fishing $8.000 Call Peter Sands 365-5189
20' Shamrock 1982 runabout w.'cuddy cabin,
windshield opens, folding navy top. 3 yr old
Indemar 220 hp V-8 I Ford 302). 2 battenes
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 Boaryard,
Man-O-War, $9,500. Call 365-6006
20' Mako centre console with 150 Yamaha
(100 hours) May be seen at Abaco Outboard.
$7950. Call 359-6064
22' Sailboat 1988 ETAP Belgium made sloop,
unsinkable, 8 HP Yamaha, duty paid, many
extras, $20,000. Call 359-6064 or VHF TREE

25' Catalina, Yamana Y.9 np etec. start rour
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

27' Beneteau 15 hp Johnson outboard,
retractable keel.Cruise the Cays in this sleek,
sassy sloop. Duty Pd., Marsh Harbour
mooring. Asking $7,500. See Dale Hill at
Rental Wheels or call 367-4643, or VHF 16

35' Refurbished Houseboat: Located in
White Sound, Elbow Cay, double & single
bed, stove, fridge, microwave, air conditioned,
additional outside shower. $14,000. Call 366-
35' Northstar 1974 Sailboat, good shape, 6
sails, Needs TLC, duty paid, $25.000. Call
Richard at 367-2452

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

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

TWO Yamaha Wave Runners 650cc., parts
& accessories, duty paid
DOUBLE TRAILER for Wave Runners
BIG FOOT beach trailer/launcher
All for $5,000 Call 365-8335
If you're looking for a boat, or want to buy
a boat, Call Seaspray Resort Yacht Brokers,
Phone 366-0384
29' loadmaster aluminum boat trailer 1997, two
axel, 7,000 lb. capacity, accepts keel boat,
$3,200. See Bob Hall at Little Harbour or call



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