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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 13 JULY 1st, 2000

Crossing Rocks Gets Houses

Government Is Replacing Homes Destroyed by Floyd.

By Sandy Walker
SThe Government of The Bahamas is
.1 very serious about providing housing for
the elderly in Crossing Rocks. Not only in
Ac words but action. In this little community
S 'n C.:: o we have the first completed house. It is not
just the first to be completed in Crossing
Rocks, it's the first to be completed in The
Bahamas. The second house %ill be fin-
ished by the first week in June. We are on
the move. And with the commitment of the
government all of our senior darlings will
be back to normal and enjoying the com-
fort of their own home forthwith. Some
local construction companies such as L.V.
Construction and Williams Construction
are working feverishly to assist in this mat-
ter. L.VA'. Construction has already complet-
ed the first house for Ms. Muriel Russell. A
total of II houses will be built in Crossing
Rocks all of which are under construction.
Wherever possible, the elderly are located
close to their children in neighboring
crowding, married couples and single per-
Ms. Brenda Russell accepts the keys to her new house. in 'rossing Rocks. Got ernment supplied materials and labour sons who once lived on the water front are
to replace a beachfront home destroyed by. Hurricane Floyd. Standing on the left is Administrator in Training. Mr. now making tremendous efforts to build
Benjamin Pinder, on the far right is Mr. Everette Hart, Senior Administrator for Abaco. Government will be building their homes. You will see different levels
a total of I I houses in Crossing Rocks. of construction throughout the community
Please See South Page 5

Church Breaks Ground Volunteers Continue Helping
The ground breaking for a new Church a fellowship hall, Sundiy School rooms
of God Cathedral building took plac-op ..a ,d .0ties. It will be a meet-
June 1 & in Cooper's Town.. Bishop i;g1i'cd" for everyone in the communi-
Archilus Cooper, pastor 'the church, ty. The five-year project will cost an
explained that the present church build- estimated $1 million.
ing had been outgrown and was flooded The Church dates back to 1914 when
during Hurricane Floyd last fall. The Bishop William Franks began the
members made the commitment to build church as an outreach of a church in
a new complex on almost four acres of Green Turtle Cay. Bishop Franks' term
high ground behind the town. Besides a as pastor was followed by Rev. Davy
new sanctuary, the complex will include
Please See Church Page 14

Group of volunteer voung people from St. Lukes Methodist Church in
Laurinburg, North Carolina, came to help make repairs at Abaco Youth
Camp to prepare it for opening on July 3rd. See story on Page 13

SHappy Independence

July 10th, 2000

T.. The Abaconian BULK RATE
Ground-breaking for a nets church building to replace the Church of God 7571 N.W. 78TH ST. US POSTAGE
Cathedral in Cooper's Town took place on June 18. Located on higher ground Medley, FL 33166-7530 PAID
behind the community, this three plus acres will accommodate a whole com- FoPard an Address Correction IAMI F 310
plex of church and sporting facilities to become a community meeting place.
Pictured above are the oldest member of the church, Bro. Jerry Myer Russell,
the youngest member, Alex Rolle Ill pastor of the church, Bishop Archilus
Cooper and Ret'. Kenneth Major chairman of the Church of God Cathedral.

Page 2 The Abaconian July 1st, 2000

Bahamasair Is Changing

By Isobel Sherman
It was my privilege a few weeks ago to
interview Mr. Frederick Gottlieb, Chairman
of the Board of Bahamasair, and have him
answer some questions about Bahamasair.
Mr. Gottlieb is no stranger to public service
having served a term as a Member of
Parliament, as Chairman of the Water and
Sewerage Corporation and his last position
before Bahamasair as Chairman of the
Bahamas Development Bank.
In a question and answer setting Mr.
Gottlieb provided interesting answers.
The first question asked what he felt the
major problem was that he has encountered
since his appointment as Chairman of the
Board of Bahamasair. Mr. Gottlieb
responded, "Generally, there was a negative
attitude amongst employees which was the
result of years of mismanagement of
Bahamasair and a lack of vision inculcated
by management. Other major problems
included poor management systems, proce-
dures, poor information techniques, general
poor performance of the airline in providing
efficient, competitive service to the travel-
ing public." Mr. Gottlieb added, "Instilling
a new culture or way of thinking in the
employees of Bahamasair was also a prob-
It naturally followed that I asked Mr.
Gottlieb what the major accomplishment
has been of the new Board of Bahamasair.
He answered very quickly, "The Board and
management has been able to communicate
a new vision for Bahamasair to employees
and to the public which has resulted in a
new attitude amongst employees and also a
new positive perception by the public.
There has been a marked improvement in
the performance of the airline in terms of

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Mr. Frederick Gottlieb
customer service and aircraft arriving and
departing on time."
Mr. Gottlieb went on to state,"Other sig-
nificant accomplishments have been the
signing of a five-year industrial agreement
with the AAAWU (Union) after protracted
and at times very difficult negotiations. The
new agreement has addressed many of the
unfair anomalies that have existed for years.
I believe that the new agreement is regard-
ed as being fair and equitable by employ-
ees, the Union, management and the Board
of Directors."
I asked Mr. Gottlieb if Bahamasair was
now going to focus more on the overseas
market. He responded, "Yes, we intend to
expand routes on the eastern seaboard of the
United States to at least three destinations.
New York, Boston and Philadelphia." Mr.
Gottlieb further expounded by saying, "It is
the intention of the airline to standardize the
fleet as much as possible. To this end we
will be getting rid of the Shorts aircraft and
be expanding the fleet with further Dash-8
or other suitable aircraft. We intend to
replace the 737-200s with the 737-300
series aircraft. Also we may look at the pos-
sibility of operating jets all together which

would include appropriate regional jet air-
craft. This is just at the study stage. Leasing
instead of purchasing is likely with any new
additions to the fleet." With regards to
domestic tourism, Mr. Gottlieb commented,
"Bahamasair would provide more airlifts
for Family Island events."
When I asked Mr. Gottlieb which one of
his government positions was more chal-
lenging, he responded, "All have been chal-
lenging in different ways and all have been
time consuming. But at the present time
Bahamasair is consuming much more of my
time and this is likely to continue until
Bahamasair is turned around."
My next question concerned the time
frame for Bahamasair to break even or
make a profit. "There is a strategic five-year
plan which we have presented to govern-
ment," he replied. "As part of the plan we
intend to make the airline operationally sol-
vent by 2003. We will achieve this primari-
ly by expanding revenue from $80 million
to $100 million per annum. This we feel can
be achieved by better scheduling and use of
aircraft, improved systems of reserving and
booking seats, expanding routes to different
markets, employing improved information-
al technical and management methods and
upgrading the fleet."

Mr. Gottlieb said that in the future pas-
sengers would be able to purchase tickets
for flights by E-mail. He stated that Sabre of
Texas, which is the largest airline consult-
ing firm, has stated that Bahamasair has
tremendous potential and Sabre will be pro-
viding information technology, training and
consultancy to Bahamasair. He also said
that the CRS (Central Reservation System)
will be implemented so that all Bahamasair
offices or ticket counters in the Family
Islands will be computerized.
He continued, "Bahamasair will be look-
ing at cargo in a serious way by using the
belly of the plane more efficienti. Cargo
can account for six percent of the revenue.
At present it accounts for less than two per-
In concluding our conversation Mr.
Gottlieb said, "Many things will be happen-
ing in the coming months to transform
Bahamasair into a modem, highly competi-
tive airline which the Bahamas can be
proud of. Bahamasair has always been a
safe airline %\ ith the best pilots of any air-
As you read this you will know that
Bahamasair is on the move and on the way
to becoming one of the best run airlines in
the world.

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South From Page 1
of Crossing Rocks. This will definitely
obliterate the overcrowding. With the ded-
ication.and hard work that is being exhib-
ited, our community will be back to nor-
mal in short order.
Our community as you knew it no
longer exists. We are looking for a bigger
'"lk -4 -`i.. -

Miss Sandy Point
Khadijah Hines

and better community. It has expanded and
is still expanding. You will be able to visit
the "New Crossing Rocks" in short order.
Other News
Congratulations and best wishes go to
Samantha and Eddie Bodie as they share
their new life together. They were wed on
June 10 in Green Turtle Cay. The couple
will reside at Green Turtle Cay.
Special thanks to Crossing Rocks Local
Government for such a lovely welcoming
sign that greets you as you enter Crossing
Sandy Point
Town Hosts Homecoming
By Stephanie Humblestone
"This year's homecoming in Sandy
Point was the best one ever," said Arthur
Lightboure, President of the Sandy Point
Development Association. The weather
was beautiful and the location on the water
opposite Oeisha's Resort was perfect. The
annual event drew people from throughout

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On June JU Mr. Arthur Lightbourn, President of the Sandy Point Development
Association, accepted a cheque in the amount of $2,000 from Ms. Nettica Symonette of
Dferent ol A.baco.

Abaco as well as over 200 people from
Nassau who came on the Mia Dean for the
Labour Day week-end festivities. Many of
them were originally from Sandy Point or
had family in the settlement.
"There were also a number of first
timers this year," said Mr. Lightbourne,
who explained that the event had the extra
dimension this year of being a fund raiser
for a community} hurricane shelter. The
two-day homecoming opened with a
gumelami boat race with eight entrants
and was sponsored by Island
Administrator Everette Hart. A jet ski race
was held with ten jet skis brought in from
Nassau the previous day on the Mia Dean.
Saturday began with a fishing tourna-
ment for scale fish in small boats holding
not more than three persons. There were
six entrants. American Bridge took first
place with catches of yellow tails, mutton
snapper and barracuda. A dance floor was
set up next to a red Texaco tent under
which food was served conch, fish burg-
ers and traditional Bahamian food. People
danced as DJ "Pencil" from Nassau played
Bahamian music. At one point a plane cir-
cled the harbour and then swooped down
over the crowds which elicited squeals of
excitement, especially from the children.
The noise of the jet skis, power boats,
speakers and the plane vied to make the
Saturday an unforgettable afternoon.
Children built sand castles at the
water's edge while parents gathered in
groups to party and exchange news. Others
played volleyball on the beach. Cell
phones were greatly in evidence and peo-
ple used them above the din of the music.
The highlight of the homecoming was the
rroph5 presentation on the final night to

the lucky winners of the competitions.
For the first time since 1979 Sandy
Point had a float parade which traveled
through town to the regatta site where a
three-hour talent contest culminated in the
announcement of Little Miss Sandy Point.
That honor went to six-year-old Khadijah
Hines. The three runners-up in order w ere
Vincenette Bowleg, Samanique Bain and
Shanori Moxey. The contestants were
judged on singing, interpreted movement
and dancing. The organizers hope to make
this an annual event.
The town is planning another Fish Fry
to be held opposite the Oeisha Restaurant
within the next few weeks. These events
are to raise funds for the construction of a
community center which will also serve as
a hurricane shelter.
Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
School News
Drizzly weather didn't dampen the spir-
its of the kids on Fun Day, June 10, held
on the school grounds. The games were
fast paced and exciting with the Blue
Team ending up with 17 points while the
Red Team had the most points with 22.
But there was no doubt about it, everyone
was a winner, and all had a good time.
Visitors, family and friends came from
Marsh Harbour, Guana Cay, Man-O-War,
Casuarina Point and Little Harbour with
plenty of good food to go around, warm
fellowship and some lively conversation to
accompany it.
The Big Raffle Winner was our own
Donna Albury, 11 years old, who won

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Great Guana Cay
By Emily Bethel
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Johnny
Bethel of Great Guana Cay. John, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bethel, and Marlana
Maxwell of Port St. Lucie, Florida, daugh-
ter of Mrs. Margarite Andersen and Mr.
William Krause, were married on May 6.
The ceremony took place on the north side
beach and the reception was held on the
courtyard of Dolphin Beach Resort.
Marlana's son, Brandon, gave the bride
away, stepsister Kelly was maid of honor
and the bride's daughter, Brianna, was
flower girl. Best man was Daniel, brother
of the groom. Administrator Hart per-
formed the ceremony and did an outstand-
ing job.
SIt seems that there is no end to forest
fires everywhere. On May 18 a bush fire
west of the settlement in the Orchid Bay
property caused many of the locals to
respond right away. If it were not taken
care of right away, it could have gotten out
of hand. It took about four hours to fight.
It was on land so there was no water near-
by. The machinery owned by Mr. Charles
Sands and Mr. Kent Smith was a tremen-
dous help in cutting a path to keep it from
spreading. Water was carried in containers
for the biggest part of the fire. Hope Town
Fire and Rescue came to help. Thanks,
everyone, a job well done.
School News
Three students took the GLAT, a stan-
dardized achievement test, Olivia Roberts
and Matthew Carter in grade 6 and
Brandon Sands in grade 3. Four students at
Guana Cay All Age School took BJC
examinations this year. Lynn Roberts,
Mindy Sands, Brandon Maxwell and
Joshua Sands. We wish you well. *
June 7 is orientation day for young stu-
dents coming in. Paige Sands will be join-
ing the school students in September.
Several of our students attend school in
Marsh Harbour including Caralee Bethel.

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Air. & Airs. Johnny Bethel

Matthew Bethel, Ashley Roberts, Cora
Sawyer and Alicia Sawyer. We trust you
did well in your exams.
Forest Pinder will be graduating from
Forest Heights Academy on June 21. We
wish you well, Forest, as you go abroad
and discover new heights. Forest is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Pinder. Mrs.
Chere Pinder is the principal of Great
Guana School.
Man-O-War Cay
By Pat Elkins
Lois Albury Is Honored
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
bestowed its coveted Cacique Award in
the category of Retail Merchandising to
Mrs. Lois Albury of the Sail Shop. Though
the announcement was made earlier this
year, the trophy was officially presented to
Mrs. Albury on April 20. Ms. Christian
Lewis from the Ministry of Tourism
arrived for her first trip to Man-O-War
with a photographer in tow and carrying,
of course, a Sail Shop bag with the trophy
nestled inside. (Is there anyone in the
Bahamas who does not have one of these
beautiful bags?) After the presentation,
Mrs. Albury took her guests on a tour of
the island and a visit to her shop.
Congratulations, Lois!
Diver Receives PADI
Mr. Lambert Albury, owner of
Froggie's Out Island Adventures, was rec-
ognized by PADI for his 25 years as a div-
ing instructor. He was presented a pin and
a certificate of achievement.
Lambert took his first diving course
while he and his wife, Theresa, were dat-
ing. He showed such aptitude for the sport
that his instructor suggested that Lambert
become an instructor himself. Since he had

Mrs. Lois Albury of the Sail Shop proudly
displays her Cacique Award


Felicia Kiana Jewel Roberts Abigail Mizpah Phillpot Max Brent Albury

previously trained in the field of business
administration, this was quite a decision to
make. Encouraged by family and friends,
he became the owner of Sun Divers in
Nassau. After 22 years in Nassau, he
returned to Abaco and started Froggies in
Hope Town with his nephew, Tito
"Froggie" Baldwin. Lambert, Theresa and
baby daughter Anna reside in Man-O-War.
Community Is
Grateful for
Medical Visits
The residents of Man-O-War would like
to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Boyce
and Dr. Binard for their clinic visits to our
island. It is often difficult for some to trav-

el to Marsh Harbour for routine medical
visits and this affords an opportunity for
all to receive quality medical care. Thank
you, doctors, for your consideration and
concern for our residents.
The baby boom has started in Man-O-
War and Thursday seems to be the lucky
day. On Thursday, May 18, Max Brent
Albury was born in West Palm Beach,
Florida. His proud parents are Penny and
Brent Albury. Max also has a big brother
Michael, who says his little brother "looks
just like me." Max was named for his

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4. lunch or'dinner at our marina patio
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Breakfast specials extend until
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Page 8 The Abaconian July 1st. 2000

The Editor Says Our Graduates Are They Prepared?

For the past couple of weeks it seemed
there was a graduation each day. It used to
be that graduations were reserved for
young people leaving high school but
these days there are graduation ceremonies
for children leaving pre-school and
primary school. Each graduation is com-
plete with processions, speeches, certifi-
cates, trophies, gifts and diplomas. Parents
are enthusiastic and proud. Speeches extol
the virtues which we want our students to
It is great that we recognize the acade-
mic accomplishments of our young peo-
ple. They need to know that we hold edu-
cation to be important. However, the
emphasis seems to be on their accomplish-
ments rather than on the concept that these
graduations are really commencement
exercises just the beginning of what lies
ahead. These are milestones but it must be
loudly noted that they still have a long way
to go.
The world is constantly changing. But
the changes during the past few years have
overshadowed all that has come before.
Technological developments are leaping
ahead so fast that it is difficult to keep up.
Changes are accelerating and will bring
even greater changes to our lives during
the next few years. Computers and the
Internet will revolutionize our world in
ways that we cannot imagine. The ability
to communicate instantly worldwide is
now at our fingertips. Business manage-
ment is having to learn and adopt new
ways. Commerce will never be the same
Technology is bringing about major
changes that will affect everyone includ-
ing all of us living in the Bahamas. Global
commerce is now breaking down borders
between countries. Goods and people will
move about between countries more
freely. Politicians are now obliged to con-
sider issues beyond their snug borders in
order to keep their constituents abreast of
the times. And The Bahamas will have to
go along with these world-wide trends. We
cannot afford to be left behind.
Our educational system must be
brought up to international standards if we
are to compete internationally. The "Three

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

R" core subjects, reading, writingg and 'rith-
metic, must be focused on for the entire
school experience. The ability to read and
comprehend is no different whether using
paper or a computer screen, and the school
system is not graduating students with
these fundamental skills. Putting a com-
puter on a student's desk does not confer
the ability to read, write, comprehend or
The education of our young people is
not adequate in these changing times of
technological development. Our young
people are leaving high school without the
skills which will enable them to cope with
this new way of life. They must be
equipped with the basic academic skills to
allow them to enter this new world which
is overtaking us.
Sadly, many of our young people have
missed out on many of the basic skills
needed for a good future for them. Our
schools have allowed too many to slip
through the cracks. They are leaving high
school without the ability to communicate,
to read adequately and to express them-
selves in writing, either on paper or on the
computer screen. They do not understand
basic mathematical concepts. These will

By Stephanie Humblestone
When I lived in Nassau, I was privi-
leged to work closely with a great human-
itarian for whom I had the deepest respect,
Rev. Prince Hepburn, director of the Star
of the Bahamas camp for underprivileged
children. Many years ago I had the honour
to be a counselor at one of his summer
camps in Eleuthera. Rev. Hepburn exuded
generosity and warmth. The children
adored him as did we all. Forever smiling
and joking and never fazed even when the
entire camp was plunged into darkness
with power cuts during that hot, humid
summer, he became my mentor with qual-
ities I strove to emulate.
Such encounters happen rarely in a life-
time. I had no idea when I came to live in
Abaco that I would meet another man with
similar qualities, Jean Pierre Filios, who
too would make a profound impression on
me. One of my first assignments with The
Abaconian in 1997 was to cover a visit of
the Governor General of the Bahamas, Sir
Orville Turnquest, to the Bahasea plant in
Crown Haven, a unique business which

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still be basic requirements in this new
Besides academic basics, our young
people need to be comfortable with the
new wave of electronic equipment at a
young age, not just to be able to use all
these new computerized gadgets but to be
able to use them effectively. Some must
be able to service them while others must
be able to take current knowledge and
develop newer and better software and
As computer technology becomes more
dominant in our lives, the differences
between those with academic skills and
those without will become more pro-
nounced. In other words, it will accentuate
the difference between the "haves" and the
"have nots."
Employers lament that they are not able
to find competent help, young people do
not have the basic skills required to work
at a bank, do clerical work. Test scores and
certificates rarely indicate the ability or
knowledge needed to enter the workplace.
The government has stated its goal is to
become prominent as an E-commerce
country. That is a great goal and our lead-
ers realize that this is the way to future

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School Is Out
By Isobel Sherman
School is out for the summer so what do
parents do with their children? Interested
parents have to think long and hard as there
are not very many safe supervised activi-
ties for children in the summer. Why? I
guess there are many answers to that ques-
One answer would be that very few peo-
ple volunteer their time and energy for any-
thing anymore. A good summer school is
needed from primary through secondary
but it would have to be a school where a fee
is charged to pay the teachers who would
teach an additional few weeks. I am sure a
summer school would improve the perfor-
mance of many students during the school
year and a few weeks in school for half a

success. But that cannot happen until the
system graduates students founded much
better in the basics. All our youth need to
be comfortable with computers. Some
need to advance beyond computer basics
and understand how they work, how to
service them, how to program them. We
need our own computer "nerds."
Parents clapped and cheered as their
children received honours and praise. But
test scores and certificates do not make a
student employable which is the next step
for most of those graduating from high
school. These same parents need to
become much more involved in their chil-
dren's school life and to push the school
staff to bring the students to better levels,
Young people will rise only to the level
that is required of them and we must
expect more. We must require higher stan-
dards. We must pressure school staff to
push our young; people harder. If we
expect more of them, they will rise to a
higher level. We need to demand a better
education to make sure that our young
people are ready to meet the challenges
that their future holds. They are the future;

... An Amazing Man
ed and exported whole crawfish. with his knowledge of crawfishing and the
a long 68 mile journey north from Bahamas.
Harbour along what seemed at the I later discovered that he and Mrs. Filios
terminable stretches of road and had spent over twenty years in Abaco.
Sa cluster of small settlements. I They started the Bahasea project in 1993
rious about the managers of the and had made Crown Haven their home. In
a Frenchman named Jean-Pierre subsequent trips it became evident to me
nd his German-born wife, Monika. that not only had they adopted the people
id absolutely no idea about the pro- of the north but the relationship had been
of whole crawfish. Little did I fully reciprocated. Whenever I drove
when I turned down the dirt track through Crown Haven and Fox Town with
the plant that it would not only be a them, people would wave. Often they
ic education but the beginning of a %would stop. chat and ask after a member of
ful friendship. Outside the Bahasea the family.
ere huge trailers and lots of cars sig- Mr. and Mrs. Filios brought prosperity
nuch activity within. The interior of and work to these isolated settlements. The
nt was immaculate, well organised people greatly appreciated their efforts, as
-autifully laid out with smiling, did the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, the
Staff dressed in crisp white uni- Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, who stated
A brainchild of Mr. Filios, an inven- publicly, "In Crown Haven, Abaco,
Many patents to his name, Bahasea Bahasea has given employment to 27 peo-
d years of experience in fishing, sci- pie in a small community." The Filios'
d business management, home was an open house to the communi-
Sinimitable European graciousness ty, a place where fishermen congregated
ilios motioned me towards a table and sought the advice of Mr. Filios and a
with prettily presented finger foods. haven of warmth and friendship. Mr. Filios
enjoying the refreshments, I joined was a fair boss and his employees loved
Sof the party. Mr. Filios was con- him.
a tour of the plant, explaining its For health reasons they left Bahasea
gs in detail to the Governor General several years ago. The plant went slowly
e others in his nartv from both downhill and was subsequently

and Nassau. He impressed us all

Please See Humrblestone Page 20

day would be worth the improvement.
However, on the other side of that coin,
and I speak from many years of experience,
by the time the last day of school is com-
pleted most of the teachers are just plain
bushed and in need of a break. The end of
the school year involves exams, extra
marking, reports and much more paper
work that few non-educators realize a
teacher must do before they can leave for
the summer. However, there may be some
teachers willing to teach summer school
for a fee.
Another avenue would be having crafts-
men and artisans have a hobby school
where again for a fee children can go and
learn how to do a simple craft. Examples
would be ceramics, embroidery, quilting,

Please See Sherman Page 20

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July 1st. 2000 The Abaconian Page 9

Tribute to a
Great Man
Too often people of great significance
pass through life unrecognised by the
majority of us, either because we have
never been fortunate enough to more than
briefly cross paths, or more often because
we do not see them for what they are.
Jean Pierre Filios was such a man. His
generosity was overwhelming simply
because he gave of himself, Lotally. rH
believed in people, he believed in social
equality, he believed in self-determination.
he believed that even body he came across
had the right to self-improvement and ele-
vation. He believed in educating and
teaching people. He believed in protecting
the environment on which so, many of us
depend for wealth and survival. To me one
of his best teachings was showing people
that they could earn a comfortable living
from the environment without destroying
that environment. Such was his approach
to the fishing industry.
He began teaching us that lobster har-
vested alive and whole would bring a bet-
ter monetary return to the fisherman than
tails only. Along with this he taught us that
live crawfish could be returned unharmed
to the sea if too small or egg bearing. He
taught us the destructive effects of bleach-
es and poisons on the whole underwater
world. He taught us that money making
ventures using conservation methods
would keep our marine resources for the
generations coming behind us while allow-
ing us to earn a good income.
He was totally involved with the com-
munities of Crown Haven and Fox Town
and was actively working to help organise
a.cooperative into a service enterprise that
would earn money for the membership. He
was involved with people, their lives, and
more so the children and the young. He
was above all a participant in our lives.
With his passing I hope that his dreams
and desires for his people do not also pass
on. After all, his dreams and ours are the.
same. A man such as he will continue in
our lives only if we live out the principles
he taught us so well. I can think of no bet-
ter memorial or testimonial to his life with
us. He would want no more. He was such
a man.
J. Hedden

Cays Need Mainland
Water Service
Dear Editor,
I am writing to you to express my opin-
ions and views in connection with Man-O-
War Cay not having the privilege and con-
venience of city water. As a community in
the 21st century I find that this is really a
disgrace and am quite surprised that the
people of this island have not fought tooth
and nail for this service before.

drought that Abaco has experienced, the
general conversation comprises of people
expressing concern of whether or not the
water in their cistern will last until the end
of the week. Sure, we can buy water from
the barges, but at 10 cents a gallon and
after being transported in the barges and
pumped through rubber hoses, the bad
taste goes along with it at no extra charge.
I am quite aware that this project cannot
be done overnight but do see this as being
a simple task. And yes, I am aware that
Marsh Harbour's water facilities will be in
definite need for an upgrade, but if that's
what needs to be done, then so be it. Let
me point out that the installing of water
pipes and adding the necessary facilities
need to be done before the road construc-
tion begins on Man-O-War so that the
roads do not have to be torn up creating yet
another problem.
The general election is not far away and
the government needs to take the neces-
sary steps to ensure that city water is avail-
able to all the inhabited cays. I write ask-
ing very strongly that this be taken into
consideration and with the hope that some
effort is made within the near future that
will comply with this request.
Thank .ou for allowing me space in
your newspaper.
Mailin M. Sands

Volunteer Services
Are Not Being
Dear Editor,
As of the 30th of May 2000 Trauma
One has received only 84 responses to the
1056 letters requesting support placed in
1056 postal boxes on the 10th of April,
2000. The letters sent provided a statement
of the current financial position for the
first four years of Trauma One service.
Also provided were statements on the
number of call responses made, resupply
and maintenance requirements, anticipated
increases in calls and an appeal for funds
necessary to address these matters.
As of the 30th of May 2000 the 84
respondents to the Trauma One appeal
have provided funds sufficient to barely
address the remaining direct debt as pre-
sented in the 1056 letters. Of the respon-
dents 13 percent have provided 58 percent
of the funds received. All of the respon-
dents are familiar to Trauma One from
past and continued support. The vast
majority of the Abaco population remains
dependent on the concern and generosity
of these few. Trauma One will not publicly
provide names of these whom we hold in
the highest regard in respect to their self-

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we will continue to do our utmost to honor
their confidence in our efforts. Still, it
remains that four and a half years of ser-
vice to the Abaco community has been
provided by these few resident and visiting
members of this community.
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remains uncertain. This responsibility is
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government cannot be relied upon to pro-
vide all forms of service without the par-
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and unresponsible. This refers to all forms
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tribution from many will insure uniform
service to all. This reliance on the few to
make more than generous contributions to
support the totally self involved is unfair.
Ultimately, the success or failure of any of
the volunteer staffed emergency services
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Marsh Harbour
The Final Leg
By Isobel Sherman
The fifth and final leg of the Bahamas
Billfish Championship was held at Boat
Harbour Marina on June 18 to 23. Ninety-
three boats participated in hopes of boating
the largest blue marlin ever in the
Bahamas to win the $600,000 Grand Prize
put up by Rolex. The record is 1060.2
pounds caught offBimini in 1979 during a
BBC competition and that record still
stands today.
Al Behrendt, Brenda Fletcher and their
team had a well coordinated tournament.
Anglers fished for four days with
Wednesday as a lay day. The awards ban-
quet was at the Pavilion and included
awards for this leg and the overall awards
for all five legs of the tournament. This is
the last major fishing tournament of the
Volunteers Enjoy
By Stephanie Humblestone
Mrs. Yvonne Key, Chairman of the
Marsh Harbour Town Committee, hosted a
luncheon on June 7 for eight volunteers
who have become indispensable in the
smooth running of the Marsh Harbour
Community Library which she opened in
February 1998.

The luncheon, held at Wally's in Marsh
Harbour, was in appreciation of the volun-
teers' dedication to the library and the
community. A few of the ladies present
had never met and knew only each other
from the notes left one another at the end
of each day.
Mrs. Key introduced them: Wendy
Gwynn, Doreen Parsons, Sylvia Cottis,
Charles Nightingale and Viola Nixon.
Present, too, were book sorters Amy
Lafitte and Molly Roberts and relief vol-
unteer worker Kay Russell.
"I could not have started the library
without Amy and Charles who originally
helped sort the books," said Mrs. Key. The
small team all agreed that the volunteer
system really works and they enjoyed
exchanging stories about the library.
The gathering was also a farewell to
Charles Nightingale, who has been an
active long time member of the Abaco
community. Mrs. Key wished to once
again acknowledge Mr. and Mrs. Dixon
Downey of Cornish Cay who donated the
sailboat Lpside Downey which provided
additional funds for furnishing the
Over the slow summer months the
library will be open only on Mondays
between the hours of 3.30 p.m. and 5.30

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is the group at the site of Ms. Sylvia McKenzie of Dundas Town. They framed the build-
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er and trainer who motivates employees to

perform better at their workplace especial-
ly in service to the public. The aim is to
improve customer service excellence. Mrs.
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Scholarship Is
By Isobel Sherman
For the second year the Prime Time
Foundation is offering a student from
Abaco and a student from Eleuthera a full
four-year scholarship to. Louisiana State
University. Begun last year, Shaqueria
Adderly of Dundas Town, and a student
from Eleuthera are now enrolled at
Louisiana State University.
The Prime Time Foundation was found-
ed in 1999 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Yanover for the purpose of awarding two
full scholarships annually. At this time
these scholarships are tenable only at
Louisiana State University in the United
States. Shaqueria, a 1999 graduate of
Abaco Central High School, began at
Louisiana State University in January
2000 to begin her studies in pre-med.
Applicants must be residents of Abaco
or Eleuthera and be in good academic
standing. The application deadline is June
15, 2000. The students must maintain
good grades to continue with the scholar-
ships. Each recipient must sign a pledge to
return upon graduation to the Bahamas
and work a minimum of five years, giving
back to the Bahamas what they have
On June 16th a luncheon was held at the
Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay to
thank Mr. and Mrs. Yanover for their
investment in the youth of Abaco. The lun-
cheon was sponsored by the North Abaco
District Council. In attendance were Mr.
and Mrs. Yanover, Shaqueria, Ministry of
Education staff, administrators, family
members and friends.
Shaqueria Adderly told the luncheon

guests that since January she has learned
there is more to life than Abaco. It was
quite an adjustment from living on Abaco
with 11,000 persons on the whole island to
a university of close to 30,000 students. It
was scary but her faith in God made her
persevere, and her motto was "I can do all
things through Christ who strengthens me"
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so they founded the Prime Time
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but right now the scholarship is tenable
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The Rotary Club of Abaco is initiating a
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her first grade teacher, Ms. Felamese
Sawyer, instilled in her, Dedication,
Determination and Discipline, got her
through her first semester. She intends to
succeed and gives the advice, Reach for
the Stars. Students must pursue their goals
and not wait for opportunities to come to
them. She thanked the Yanovers for the
opportunity afforded her and encouraged
other students to apply for the scholarship
in the future.
The Yanovers have been coming to
Abaco and Eleuthera for years on their
boat Prime Time and fell in love with the
people on both islands. They wanted to

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every year. The student will attend Louisiana State University. They are shown above
with Shaqueria Adderley, who received the first scholarship and is now enrolled at the

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Meeson are happy to
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4 0 Local Government at Work

Central Abaco Council 23 May 2000
A traffic engineer and two assistants are
in Marsh Harbour making traffic studies
which may take a week to complete. They
will report to Public Works in Nassau with
recommendations which may include traf-
fic lights, signs, road marking and possibly
traffic calming measures. Any suggestions
that are implemented will be paid for by the
capital budget from Nassau.
Chief Councillor Silbert Mills reported
that construction of a wall at Abaco Towns
was stopped as the wall was too close to the
A four page list of recommended repairs
and renovations to Abaco Central High
School was given to Council by Ms.
Collimore, a Quantity Surveyor with the
Ministry of Works. One or more contracts
totaling $165,000 will be let by Council for
these renovations which include 1600 lineal
feet of fencing around the school.
A separate contract for $48,000 was
awarded by Works to T's Electric for elec-
trical renovations and improvements at the
The original set of classrooms was built
in 1981 and this is the first serious renova-
tion exercise made since then. Recent
repairs to correct storm damage did not
make allowance for problems associated
with the aging of the building.
Council was asked by Ms. Collimore to
expedite the contract process so renovations
will be completed when school opens in the
fall. She acknowledged the difficulty in
finding contractors. In general, she said,
contractors are not anxious to undertake
government work in these prosperous
times, and there is a scarcity of available
contractors in Abaco's tight labour market.
Ms. Collimore advised Council that
$16,000 was available from Central
Government for airport terminal renova-
tions and painting. Council agreed to locate
a contractor imnmediateli and begin this
work. The building will be painted pink.

Marsh Harbour Town Committee June 13

Chairman Yvonne Key is hopeful that
the food-serving window at the airport can
be relocated to the outside to keep the wait-
ing room free of the greasy conch fritter
Efforts will be renewed to exchange the
lot adjacent to the Crossing Beach owned
by Herbert Key for a piece of government
land elsewhere. The site would provide
additional parking at the Crossing Beach
The Marsh Harbour Committee is very
concerned about the heavy traffic and con-
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sengers using the ferries to go to Hope
Town and Man-O-War. The beach and
playground there is difficult for residents to
use because of the number of parked vehi-
cles. Residents living in the area are upset
with the congestion caused by traffic and
the parked vehicles in their yards.
The Committee will invite Ralph Albury
ofAlbury's Ferry and Lincoln Albury, who
transport hundreds of people daily from that
dock, to their next meeting to discuss this
problem and work on finding solutions.
Mrs. Key is recommending three roads
in Marsh Harbour for paving.
The Committee is concerned that eight
months after Hurricane Floyd BEC still
does not have the parts to repair the many
street lights which are out throughout
Central Abaco. They will write BEC to urge
that this problem receive attention.
The Committee will write the local
Ministry of Works to ask that they repair
three holes in Marsh Harbour roads which
are becoming dangerous to traffic. All three
are locations where the utility companies

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have dug up the pavement to make connec-
tions or repairs.
The Committee will inform the Central
Abaco District Council that they want a
separate garbage contract when the current
contract with Abaco Sanitation Company
expires in December.
Nine locations in Marsh Harbour have
been named where junk vehicles are locat-
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The Committee is asking Jim Malone to
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Drive. The cost will be about $2500. They
are suggesting that another way would be to
give the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire
Department a donation of $1500 and have
them bum the house as a fire drill.
The road to the ferry dock is dangerous
due to speeding drivers. Mr. Marcus Bethel

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July 1st. 2000 The Abaconlan Page 13

Camp Abaco Prepares for Summer Camp

By Stephanie Humblestone
In mid-June Camp Abaco was buzzing
with activity as its director, Rev. Bob
Cornea, coordinator Jeff Key and a host of
volunteers from home and abroad worked
solidly around the clock getting the
premises ready for the three camps which
begin in early July.
Devastated by Hurricane Floyd last
year, it has been a challenge for the camp
which began 27 years ago to get back on
its feet. Bro. Bob, as he is affectionately
called, recalls those early days after Floyd
when hope seemed lost. The cafeteria was
totally destroyed along with the boys' dor-
mitory and five beachside cabins. The
girls' dormitory was badly damaged
except for the roof.
Since October of last year the re-build-
ing process has been long and expensive.
"We had close to a million dollars in dam-
age," said Bro. Bob. Since then the exten-
sive restoration has all been carried out
according to building code specified by
the Bahamas. "The trusses on the cafeteria
building roof were built in Florida and

shipped in," said Bro. Bob. The cafeteria
truly is an amazing accomplishment. With
seating capacity for 300 people, the 4,800
square foot building is almost two thou-
sand square feet larger than the one
destroyed in the hurricane. It is also infi-
nitely stronger with its foundation
anchored two and half feet into solid rock.
It is the domain of Lula Burrows, the
camp's cook who has been there since day
one and is much loved and appreciated for
her delicious meals and engaging person-
"We must have poured more concrete
than anywhere else in Abaco. After Floyd
we had 16 truck loads of concrete come in,
one after the other and all this has been
accomplished by volunteers, church
groups, citizens and members of the
Abaco business community," said Bro.
Bob. He expressed gratitude to those who
came to clean up after Floyd, people like
Bill Henry of Evangel Temple, who has
brought many groups down. His input
along with many like him has been invalu-
able. In mid-June he brought 11 men from

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the Assemblies of God, amongst which
were two employees from Jacksonville
Electric. He assisted in a documentary
with a television station in Jacksonville
which featured the camp, its activities,
hurricane damage and very individual
nature. Working with the eleven from
Jacksonville was an industrious group
from a Methodist church in the
Laurinburg, North Carolina. They spent
one week painting, building, doing electri-
cal work, carpentry, logging and general
"We are having a ball; the past week
has been so rewarding," said Jean
Humble, one of the group who found out
about Camp Abaco through the Internet.

She spent her time painting the exterior of
the cafeteria and loved it.
Up to date the new boys' dorm is com-
pleted and work is continuing on the girls'
dorm. Bro. Bob and his staff are confident
that everything will be ready by July. The
week-long camps begin with the junior
camp on the 3rd of July, followed by the
intermediate one on the 10th of July and
the teen camp on the 17th of July.
Campers come from Abaco and all over
the Bahamas, even as far as Andros and
Long Island.
Throughout the year the camp general-
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New Church Will Soon Begin

Church From Page 1
Russell, Rev. Joseph Saunders and Bishop
Kelvin Saunders before Bishop Cooper.
The church began with 10 members and
now boasts more than 200. The first build-
ing, constructed on the site of the present
building, was of tabby construction and
was destroyed in the Hurricane of 1932.
The next building was wooden and the
present building was built around that
wood building in the 1950s. It is an impos-
ing building but lacked modem conve-
niences such as rest rooms. It has been dif-
ficult to add more modem features to the
present building.

Bishop Cooper explained that he wants
to see the church become an even more
important influence in the town than it is
now. The church needs to meet the chal-
lenges of today. The church has to com-
pete for the youth today and the church
needs to offer more activities for them.
Although the funding is not yet in place,
Rev. Cooper has faith that they will be
able to accomplish this very ambitious
program. He is following outstanding
church leaders and he wants to pass on to
the next generation something he can be
really proud of.

Methodists on Abaco gathered at Green
Turtle Cay on June 11 to celebrate their
185th anniversary. Participants were lead
in the celebration by Rev. Charles Carey,
Ministerial Moderator, and Mrs. Jenny
Reckley, Congregational Chairperson.
Music was provided by the Wesley
College Band. The Abaco region of the
Methodist Church used the occasion to
launch its mission fund raising programme
for 2000. Christians from other commu-
nions joined the Methodists in praise.

The first Methodist congregation to be
established on Abaco was at Green Turtle
Cay on June 21, 1815. Rev. Joseph Ward,
a British missionary, was sent to Abaco in
response to an appeal by residents of the
cay. By 1836 there were 300 Methodists
there. Shortly afterwards many migrated
to Key West and the membership declined.
The hurricane of 1932 destroyed a chapel
designed to seat 700 persons. In 1943 the
present chapel was built. It suffered exten-
sive damage from Hurricane Floyd and is
currently being repaired.


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By Patrick J. Bethel
This morning I stood and observed one
of our freighters attempting to maneuver
the channel at the port of Marsh Harbour
and run aground, probably the 48th time in
the past three years. There is another sim-
ilar freighter that has had similar experi-
ences. What I am saying is that this hap-
pens every second or third week and costs
the shipping companies and the merchant
community thousands of dollars a week
which, of course, they pass on to the peo-
ple who can least afford it.
For the sum of about $200,000 or one
per cent of the revenue collected at the
port per year, the channel can be deepened
and partially solve the problem. But after

three years still no relief.
The powers that be sit in their air con-
ditioned offices in Nassau with little con-
cern and no appreciation of conditions in
The port of Marsh Harbour dates back
to 1964, thirty six years ago, with no
improvements. But what hurts is that after
seven years of a caring government we on
Abaco are still catching HELL.
When will the improvements come?
The answer is surely when the people

realise they have the power to change
things and DEMAND better representa-
tion and a slightly larger portion of the
economic pie.
While on the subject of neglect, let me
briefly refer to the two commercial air-
ports on the island, i.e. Marsh Harbour and
Treasure Cay. These terminals are truly a
national disgrace, especially the one at
Treasure Cay. I believe it would be diffi-
cult to find such grim conditions anywhere
in the Caribbean.

Does Government Care?


The public is hereby advised that I, ANDREW JACKSON DEAN of Murphy
Town, Abaco, intend to change my name to JACKSON ANDREW BLATCH.
If there are any abjections to this change of name by deed poll, you may
write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N742, Nassau,
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not serious is that this year's budget shows
$400,000 for a communications system
and terminal at the Marsh Harbour
International Airport.
In the same budget a sum of $1 million
has been allocated for a new port facility
at Marsh Harbour. I know enough about
budgets and government spending to
know that more money can and will be
available for a new port. But the man on
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be guided by what he sees or hears from
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By Stephanie Humblestone
Mr. Jean Pierre Filios, 69, passed away
on June 1 at his home in Treasure Cay. He
was born in France in 1931 and grew up in
Brazil. He studied engineering and medi-
cine in Paris and traveled extensively. He
was an inventor with many patents to his
name. He and his wife Monika visited the
Abacos 27 years ago and settled here not
long after.
For several years they were co-owners
of the Bahasea company in Crown Haven
which exported whole crawfish to Europe.
The business contributed greatly to 300-
strong community of the small fishing set-
tlement in terms of providing employment
for many of its residents. Mr. Filios was
greatly loved by the people of the north
and will be missed by them and indeed the
whole of Abaco.
A memorial service was held in Crown
Haven at the Anglican Church on June 10
for Mr. Filios. He is survived by his wife

Peoplein the News
By Stephanie Humblestone
ASPSidney McPhee is standing in for
ASP Leeland Russell for the next three
months as Officer in Charge of the Abaco
District while the latter is attending a
Command course in England. ASP
McPhee arrived here on the 29th of May
from Bimini. He has been with the Royal
Bahamas Police Force for 29 years.
Although his knowledge of Abaco is limit-
ed, he is quickly familiarising himself with
the people. "I hope I can get the coopera-
tion of the good citizens of Abaco in the
fight against crime," he said

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The Abaconian


Festival Begins
By Isobel Sherman
On the 16th of June Sen. Michael Bethel
officially opened the Ministry of
Tourism's Goombay Summer Festival in
Abaco. The venue for this year's Goombay
festivities is the regatta village site at
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock in Treasure
Cay. Native foods from vendors are avail-
able and this first party of the season fea-
tured the New Sensation Band from
Nassau. There was a limbo competition, a
fire dancer, a steel pan player and much

more. These parties appeal to residents and
tourists alike.
The Goombay festival will be held
every other Frida) through August 25th
when there will be a Grand Finale. It will
be held each time at the regata village site
at the Green Turtle ferry dock at Treasure
Treasure Cay
Fishing Tournament
Includes Art and Craft
By Stephanie Humblestone
The 17th Annual Treasure Cay Billfish
W 'O .- A .

Tournament was held June 11 to 16 at the
Treasure Cay Marina. Twentr-seven boats
participated, drawing families, friends and
crew numbering about 200 persons. The
awards banquet was held at the Spinnaker
Restaurant on June 16.
For the third year running Treasure Cay
Resort held an art exhibition on the lay day
during the tournament. Although it did not
attract as many artists as in the past, it rep-
resented a cross section of artistic talent.
By late afternoon several artists were dis-
playing their works, some under the huge
Texaco tent while others hung their paint-
ings on clothes lines. The atmosphere was
upbeat and the artists mingled among one
another and the small crowd.

Little Abaco Home
By Stephanie Humblestone
Little Abaco Homecoming this year was a
huge success. Now in its 8th year, the annual
event held over the Labour Day week-end
attracted crowds of people from the settle-
ments in the north. It began on Thursday with
a 'church service. Residents of all the Little
Abaco communities marched from the
Texaco Station to the school grounds in Fox
Town for a prayer meeting. "It was a great
gathering and a time for prayer for a happy
homecoming," said Jocelyn McIntosh, one of
the organizers.

STwenty-five members of the United Methodist Church youth group, ages 12 to 18 years,
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ricane victims there. They were accompanied by several adults including Youth Pastor
Miss Jennifer Hamlin and Don and Alanr Kula. Mr. Kula is a building contractor in
Florida. The foundations were already completed. This was the first visit for the
teenagers to Abaco and they enjoyed their experience.

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Page 20 The Abaconian July 1st, 2000

Sherman From Page 8
oodwork and many more hobb. t pe things
w which could become an income producer in
the future or remain a life time hobb\
When I teach my students to knit or to do
embroidery,'most of them are so enthusias-
tic that the. cannot get enough of it. Many
times they continue to embroider either in
someone else's class or do it exclusively at
home instead of their homework.
Abaco is gro\ ing rapidly and we need
some type of summer activities for our
young people. A swimming pool on the
mainland \ith swimming lessons and
supervision with an attached playground
and picnic area would be a dream come
true. Add a couple of tennis courts and a
basketball volleyball court and you would
have a utopia for our young people. I bet
the trouble some of them will get into
would have a dramatic decrease.
Unfortunately, I am full of ideas but I am
a poor person without the access to the
money it would cost to implement some of
what I have written but let responsible
adults give it some thought. Some of our
retired senior citizens with talents could
step forward and volunteer their services. I
could put forward some names but that
might get me in trouble with certain of my
talented senior citizens acquaintances like
Mr Patrick Bethel. I can only hope that
someday there will be a summer school and
a craft and cultural programme for our
"Young Men Do Not
Want to Work"
That statement came from a contractor
whom lives in Murphy Town. He is willing
to hire help but the young men simple. do
not want to work. He asked, "'What is
wrong with this generation?" I could not

answer because as a teacher the girls are far
surpassing the bo)s in academics and the
bo s just do not care. The, probably think
their looks will get a young woman to keep
them some day. Lord, I hope our female
population has more sense than that.)
Abaco has plenty of emplo> ment oppor-
tunities but it seems like siting'on the wall
or riding loud motorcycles is better than
doing an honest da's \work and being
trained in a skill at the same time. I suggest
that this contractor ask some females ifthey
want to work. He probably will then get the
help he needs.
Is a Safe Safe?
First, let me tell the safe stealers that I do
not own a safe, never have owned a safe
and because of them never will own a safe.
I will keep my important papers in a safe
deposit box at a bank in Marsh Harbour
where, to the best of my know ledge, none
of the banks' safes ha'e been stolen.
It is not funny for a person or a business
to have his safe stolen but, tongue-in-cheek.
for almost a year it has been a regular
occurrence on Abaco, especially in Central
Abaco though I heard Green Turtle Cay has
suffered the loss of a safe or two.
I think it is lime that someone come for-
ward and offer a reward so that there is a
break in the safe cases. Since none has ever
been found. I can assume that if the) were
opened or to use the gangster term
--cracked." the safes ma\ be at the bottom
of the sea making a new home for sea crea-
tures or in a blue hole. With all of the bush
fires I think it is safe to assume that no safes
were hidden or dumped in the bush since
the fires would have exposed them.
The one very sad note to the stolen safes
is that the realization that crime has finally
come to Abaco is a little mind boggling
especially for our regular visitors.
NIM advice is if >ou were planning on

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Humblestone From Page 8
destroyed by Hurricane Floyd. Mr. and
Mrs. Filios moved to Treasure Cay, never
far in distance or spirit from the people they
loved. They left behind them the Vivian
Thomas Library in Crown Haven which
the\ created in 1998. immense knowledge
about crawfishing and a tradition of an
annual Christmas party at the Chill Bar in
Crown Haven.
Like Rev. Hepburn's summer camp, the
Crown Haven Christmas parties were high-
lights in my life. I have wonderful memo-
ries of Mr. Filios happily playing with the

children, Santa Claus and presents for 400
children. When I took both my children
there last Near to help out. it was the best
Christmas present I ever gave them.
A photograph of Mr. F ilios in a red Santa
hat at last year's Christmas party portray s
all that he was. When I look at the photo-
graph. I see his engaging eyes smiling out
at the world, I hear his deep laugh and com-
manding but gentle voice and I remember
well that philosophical look.
Mrs. Filios was a privileged lady, as
were the people of the north, as were we all
in Abaco.
Mr. Filios passed away at his home in
Treasure Cay on June 1st. With him went
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house and an in-depth knowledge of the
environment. In the words of ex-Deputy
Administrator for the North, Mr. Jack
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Bahamas Electrical Corporation Abaco

Mr. Floyd Johnson.
for being chosen as Employee of the Month for July, 2000

BEC Abaco Operations is pleased to announce Ms. Floyd Johnson as employ-
ee of the month of June, 2000.
Mr. Johnson has been employed with Bahamas Electricity Corporation since
1986. He has worked as a Linesman and has traveled to most of the Farmly
Islands assisting with the construction and re-enforcement of the Distribution
System. He has held the position of Chargehand in Distribution for the past two
Mr. Johnson is a committed, very hard and smart worker and a team player that
we reliably depend upon.
We the management and staff of B.E.C. Abaco encourage Mr. Johnson in his
efforts to continue rendering consistent outstanding service.


Jlu 1st 2000 The Abpnian P 21

Abaco Now
Boasts A Tire

By Isobel Sherman
Albury's Tires has just opened on Don
MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour.
Operated by Willie Albury, the store
stocks tires for every kind of vehicle from
earth movers to golf carts. They will do
wheel balancing and oil changes as well as
tire repairs. They will make on the spot
calls anywhere on Abaco. Their shop is
open Mondays through Saturdays 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. and their phone is 367-5000. They
even offer an air conditioned lounge while
you wait for your repairs. The business
owner is Mr. Willie Albury.

Barclays Bank

Changes Hands
The Barclays Bank building at the traf-
fic light in Marsh Harbour has recently
been sold to Elco Properties Ltd. The sale
was handled by Brent Cartwright of
Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty.
"There has been a surge in property sales
this year," said Mr. Cartwright. "With a
growing economy, indications are that this
trend will continue. It's especially pleasing
to have sales of this magnitude made to
Bahamian purchasers."


By Isobel Sherman
SEaters Choice, a restaurant, take away
and catering service opened by Roger and
Gloria Saunders on Forest Drive in
Murphy Town, has moved. Formerly at
Forest Drive and Christie Street, the
Saunders want their clientele to know they
moved and are now across from the
Murphy Town track. They open at 6:30
a.m. and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner
Monday through Saturdays. Their hours
on Sunday are 6:30 am. until 10:30 am.
They specialize in American, Bahamian
and Chinese food. Their phone number is
The food is good, the portions are great
and so is the service. More importantly for
many, the price is right. Eaters Choice will
cater affairs and will deliver.

Commonwealth Bank rakes pride in
"-'- acknowledging those employees selected
S- by their management teams, who have
endeavoured to be the very best they can
in their respective roles.
It is our hope that their superb
Performance will serve as an inspiration
to fellow employees and customers alike.

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A New Look, A
New Name But a

By Isobel Sherman
Sea Star Rentals Limited is the new
name for H&L Car Rentals which was one
of the first car rental companies on Abaco
established by Rowan and Patricia Higgs
and Allan Lowe approximately thirty years
ago. The company has been operated by
Glen Koepp for the past several years. The
company now has a new name, an updated
image and is relocated to a new building
next to Solomon Brothers. Glen wanted to
create an atmosphere where the customer
wants to come in and be comfortable while
renting a vehicle.
Sea Star Rental Ltd operates a rental
fleet of 28 vehicles ranging from mid-size
to full size and mini-vans, all 1996 or 1997


models. They have many repeat cus-
tomers. They are open Monday through
Saturday 8:30-5;30 and have partial hours
on some holidays. Their fax and phone
number is 367-4887.
Rental cr companies on Abaco face
many problems. The person who rented
the car is liable to pay for any damages if
the car is in an accident. They sign a rental
agreement which specifies this. However,
Glen has found this is very hard to enforce,
and it is even harder trying to take them to
court. In 1999 alone he had to pay for the
total loss of two rental vehicles which were
in involved in two serious accidents. The
persons who had signed the agreement
were not the drivers at the time.
The person renting the car must list all
persons who will be driving car and all
these must all be over 25 years of age. That
is the law in the Bahamas. Yet there are
still persons over the age of 25 renting
vehicles, then letting persons under 25

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Red Cross Teaches

Shelter Management

Three Red Cross volunteers came to
Abaco on June 24 to present effective
management techniques for disaster shel-
ters. Attending were Mr. Sarone and Mrs.
Gina Kennedy and Mr. Jackson McIntosh.
Making the presentation and answering
questions was Ms. Cathy Wells, Chairman
of the Bahamas Red Cross on Grand
Bahama. Also representing the Grand
Bahama Red Cross were Mr. Cleveland
Duncombe, Disaster Officer, and Renaldi
Forbes, Vice Chairman.
A four part video was shown giving a
general overview of shelter operations.
That was followed by three focused sec-
tions on the opening, operation and closing
of a shelter. Experiences were shared and
solutions to problems were given. An

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afternoon session gave a hands-on drill for
various situations and management of the
shelter including matters of confidentiality
and sensitive issues.
The Red Cross representatives came at
the invitation of Mr. Kennedy, who is
heading the shelter operations of the
Central Abaco Disaster Preparedness
Committee. The Kennedys managed the
largest Abaco shelter last September dur-
ing Hurricane Floyd with over 300 persons
in residence at the Central Abaco Primary
Ms. Wells was optimistic that the Abaco
Branch of the Red Cross can be strength-
ened and become a meaningful organiza-
tion in the community.

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Three Red Cross staff came from Freeport to Abaco to teach shelter management tech
niques. They are, 1. to r., Mr. Renaldi Forbes, Mr. Sarone Kennedy, Ms. Cathy Wells,
Mr. Jackson Mclntosh, Mrs. Gina Kennedy and Cleveland Duncombe.
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Central From Page 10
Community Centre Is
By Isobel Sherman
The Murphy Town Town Committee
recently erected a sign on the site of the
proposed Community Centre. An artist's
rendition of the centre was painted on the
sign by Mrs. Susan Parotti. The
Committee will actively begin fund raising
in July with a banquet to honour some of
the residents of Murphy Town. Look for
more 'details in the next issue of The
A ahnlninn

A 4Vu-pouna otue Maruan was one of me
fish brought in to Boat Harbour at the
recent Bahamas Billfish Championship.
The angler was on Blue Heaven.

Mennonite Volunteers
By Stephanie Humblestone
A group of 17 adults and seven youth
from the Midway Mennonite Church,
Columbiana, Ohio, spent a week in June at
the Creole Gospel Chapel on Crockett
Drive, Marsh Harbour, learning about its
ministry. "This was a great experience for
us all, especially the teenagers who had
not been here before," said Nelson
Witmer, who came with his wife, Kristine,
and their four children.
The Witmers, together with the rest of
the group assisted the church's pastor,
Rev. Robin Weatherford in cleaning up
and the construction of the Sunday School
rooms. "Although we came here to learn
about the ministry, we took the opportuni-
ty to be of help to the church by laying
tiles, painting, cleaning church pews and
assisting in whatever way we could."
Many of the young people went into the
Mud and Pigeon Peas donating gifts of
bread and toys. Accompanying the group
was its pastor Larry Rohrer, who was
largely instrumental in organising the trip.
For the past 18 years volunteer groups
have been visiting the church; this is the
second group to help since Hurricane
Floyd left the church and its grounds bat-
tered. "I enjoy having church groups from
abroad here who are keen to learn about
the ministry and Bahamian culture," said
Pastor Weatherford, who also expressed
gratitude for all the volunteer work.

In The Abaconian
For fast results
Over 10,000 people
read this paper!

A volunteer group from a Mennonite church recently assisted Pastor Robin Weatherford
at the Creole Gospel Chapel in Marsh Harbour. They did reconstruction work as well as
helping in the Haitian communities of central Marsh Harbour.

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All contracts for advertisements must be submitted to BaTelCo's
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Import & Exports Air & Sea
Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay & Green Turtle Cay
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Also at Boat Harbour 367-2881

July 1st, 2000

Page 24 The Abaconian July 1st, 2000

School From Page 11
Sivdas Arangil who passed away last
month. The club expects to award the first
scholarship to a student this summer for
the school year beginning in September,
2000. The scholarship will be $5000. They
held a successful fund raising steak-out on
June 17 to launch the new scholarship

Long Bay School
A School with a
By Stephanie Humblestone
It has been an active year for Long Bay
School in Dundas Town which opened in
September 1997. The brainchild of Mr.
and Mrs.Is TaS rnllie. the srhnonl a

designed not just to educate but also to
enhance the spiritual growth of young peo-
ple by offering totally Christian values and
lifestyle. The motto of the school is
Working Together in Harmony and their
pledge is "to Christ who is the head of
Long Bay School."
A teacher at the school, Mrs. Peggy
Sands, says that they endeavour to live
closely to their motto. "We wanted to get
started on the right foot at the beginning of
the year so we started off with a week of
prayer under the theme of Who am I?"
Pastor Leonard Johnson, secretary of the
Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day
Adventists, was the guest speaker and
gave words of inspiration to the students.
As the year moved on the teachers and
students continued to live by their motto
with demonstrations of love and caring. In
February they made up candy-grams

which they sold in the community.
Sentiments placed high on the agenda of
the school but action was not forgotten.
An unforgettable sports event lasted from
mid-February to the end of the month with
cross country races.
During Read 2000, an Abaco reading
drive, Long Bay School added an extra
dimension of humour when the teachers
dressed up as students for a week and
acted being students at morning assembly.
Another experience during the month of
April will live in the memory of many of
the students. Ten Long Bay students,
accompanied by one parent and five staff
members, went to Mexico for a short vaca-
tion. Over Easter Walk for a Better
Lifestyle began in earnest. They followed
this by carrying parcels to the needy in

Please See School

Page 25

The graduates of Forest Heights Academy received their diplomas on June 21.
Twenty-two students were thrilled to complete this segment of their education. Rev.
Carla Culmer was the guest speaker who challenged them to follow their dreams.

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Elaine Summerville, Manager
Tues. Sat 9am 5pm
Beside Abaco Hardware 367-3623

Venus Swimwear also available
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Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262

Marsh Harbour 242-367-2703

Parrot Cay 242-366-0282

Hope Town 242-366-0023

Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249

School From Page 24
Crossing Rocks, Cooper's Town, Marsh
Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy
In April there was a repetition of the
week of prayer held at the beginning of the
school year. Brother Collie was the guest
speaker; there were Bible quizzes and gifts
for all. Mrs. Sands described it as a "week
of inspiration."
Long Bay School held its graduation
and honours convocation on June 15th.
Forest Heights
The final week of the 1999-2000 school
year at Forest Heights Academy proved to
be one of the most enjoyable and emotion-
al of the year. With exams behind them,
the students looked forward to many
First, they were treated to three differ-
ent field trips. One group had a lovely day
at the Treasure Cay Blue Hole enjoying a

day of lounging about on their rafts and a
delicious barbecue enhanced by the beau-
tiful surroundings. The Marine Biology
students went to visit the Marine Mammal
Research Station at Sandy Point. The rest
of the students took a ferry to Guana Cay
and enjoyed an exquisite day on the beach.
Then came the Awards Ceremony.
Students from grades 7 to 11 gathered on
the evening of June 20 to celebrate their
hard work of the year. Trophies and cer-
tificates were received by many as their
parents, traveling from Sandy Point,
Crown Haven and all the Abaco Cays,
beamed in the audience.
However, it was with great sadness that
Principal Michael Meeson said farewell to
three teachers. Mr. Ken Owen, Mr. Hugh
Cottis and Vice-Principal Mike Robus will
all be retiring from teaching. It was an
extremely emotional moment as they were
valued teachers and friends to both stu-
dents and staff. They will be missed.
These were all warm ups for the final
event of the year, the graduation of the
Class of 2000. Twenty-two young men

July 1st. 2000
and women donned caps and gowns to
receive their hard earned diplomas on June
21st. Mr. Mike Robus took everyone
through the lovely evening which began
with a welcoming from Salutatorian
Crystal Sawyer of Man-O-War.
The program was highlighted by two
heartfelt speakers. Rev. Carla Culmer,
Minister of three Methodist Churches on
Abaco, spoke of the three secrets of suc-
cess: dreams, visions and character. She
referred the seniors to a favorite quotation
by Mike Ditka. "If the mind can conceive
and the heart can believe, then you can
achieve." Then homeroom teacher, Susan

The Abaconian Page 25
Parotti, evoked many tears as she wished
her group a fond good-by. Finally,
Valedictorian Roger Bethel of Green
Turtle Cay gave a delightful casual speech
as he addressed the audience with the
maturity of a college graduate, leaning
upon the podium and entertaining the
crowd with his wit.
So it is with great sadness that Forest
Heights Academy says goodbye and good
luck to these wonderful young adults. As
Mr. Meeson put it, "I now challenge you

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* Thurs 6th
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* Sun 9th
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* Tues 11 th

egatta Time in Abaco 2

Sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Shell Bahamas

3 Race-Fleets to accommodate every sailor
PHRF Fleet Light to medium displacement
kf' RTIA Fleet Heavier displacement w/PHRF rating

Mother Tub Fleet for Cruising Boats (We assign ratings)

12 Noon Cheeseburgers in Paradise Beach Party at Fiddle Cay
Late Registration 4 6 p.m. & Payments accepted for Fax Registrations
Initial Skipper's Meeting 6 p.m. at Settlement Point, Green Turtle Cay,
Race 1 off Green Turtle Cay; Evening Street Party, Food & Awards
Lay Day, Evening beach Party Guana Beach Resort, Live music
Race 2 "Round-the-Islands" off Guana Cay; Evening party at Nipper's,Live music
Lay Day, No scheduled events, Enjoy the restaurant of your choice
Race 3 off Man-O-War; Crossing Beach Street Party and awards for races 2 & 3,
Live music, RTIA benefit bar by Abaco Rotary Club, Fod booths by Bahamian vendors
Lay Day
Race 4 Round-the-Islands to Hope Town, Party at Harbour's Edge
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Page 26 The Abaconian

Cays From Page 6
father and grandfather, Neville Max.
Thursday, June 1, marked the day
another little girl joined the Phillpot fami-
ly. Adrianna and Alexzandra welcomed
their new baby sister, Abigail Mizpah, into
the family. Her middle name is in honor of
her great grandmother, Mizpah, who
passed away last year. Abigail was born in
West Palm Beach and her parents are
Melissa and George Phillpot.
Keeping up with the new Thursday tra-
dition, little Felicia Kiana Jewel Roberts
made her appearance into the world on
Thursday, June 8, in Nassau. She is the
first child of Pete and Rebekah Roberts.
Felicia is named for her mother, Rebekah
Jewel, and grandmother, Evelyn Jewel.

Congratulations to our parents and
School News
Congratulations are in order for Beth
Albury who received a Certificate of
Achievement and a cash prize, the highest
award, for her outstanding effort and
research in writing a composition for the
My Island Community Essay Competition.
The contest was sponsored by Computer
Creations. The prize was awarded in April
of this year.
Field Trip
On June 8 the upper grades of the Man-
O-War school and five chaperons departed
for a three-day field trip to our nation's

Please See Cays

Page 28

Studentsfrom the Mai-O-War School plaht sea oats at the Cemetery Beach on Man-
O-War Cay.
Photo by Jim and Donna Albertson


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Students of the Man-O-War school visited the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert
Ingraham, in Nassau. L. to R. Garrett Sands, Joel Sweeting, Beth Albury, Michal Albury,
The Prime Minister, Nikita Albury, Angle Sweeting and Larry Elkins, teacher.

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Tel: (242) 323-4911

2001 Directory Sales Canvas/Abaco

BaTelCo wishes to advise subscribers in

Abaco that Sales Agents will be visiting the island

to solicit advertising for the Yellow pages of the

2001 Telephone Directory, July 13 through

August 20, 2000.

Subscribers desirous of advertising in the 2001

Telephone Directory are asked to contact the

Station Manager in Abaco for more information.

Onr ofe 7TO 's watIerfron t Baaman$r ca ,eg
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Closed on Tuesdays
Happy Hour 5 6 p.m.

Lunch & Dinner Daily
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South From Page 5
$500 cash donated by National Marine.
Second place went to Nathanial Malone of
Man-O-War, who won the 20-inch televi-
sion set donated by Herbert Roberts.
Andrew Albury won the third prize of an
ink-jet computer printer donated by
Abacom and fourth prize went to a very
surprised Jerry Denitson, a second-home
visitor from Orlando, Florida, who won
the adult bicycle donated by Michael
Bethel. Other prize winners are as follows:

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$50 gift certificate. Tiffany Russell of
MH; $50 gift certificate, Josh Malone of
MOW; gold bracelet, Michael Roberts of
Guana; gold charm, Dean Weatherford of
Cherokee; popcorn maker and hand mixer,
the Tyler Albury family of Cherokee;
handmade lap quilt, Dominque Chea of
Cherokee; silver dolphin and chain,
Joshua Malone of MOW; case of outboard
oil, Kipco of Abaco; travel bag, Veronica
Sawyer of Cherokee; wallet, Robert
Russell of MH; flippers and goggles, Jeff
Williams of Cherokee; $35 gift certificate,
Tiffany Albury of Cherokee; $30 gift cer-
tificate, Lucy Albury of Cherokee; $25
gift certificate, Kathyanne Saw> er of
Cherokee; plant, Mikey Bethel of
Cherokee; cut, wash and blow dry; Jenny
Roberts of MH; lunch, Jason Albury of
The Fun Day raised over $4,000 for the
day's events. We wish to express our deep

appreciation to all those who helped in any
way. It was a very successful day all
because of you. From the parents, students
and staff of the Cherokee Primary School,
a very big THANK YOU.
Welcome home to Jeff and Mellissa
Williams with their new Baby boy, Nathan
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Bra Hunter SandsI

Adrian, born in West Palm Beach, Florida,
on the 2nd of June.
Carol and Blain Sweeting also helped to
increase our population. Their daughter,
Elizabeth Sarah Catherine, was born in
Nassau on the 13th of June.
It is the season to be fruitful and we also
wish to send along our best wishes to Julie
and Timothy Sands on the birth of their
new baby boy, Branden Hunter, born June
11th. They are not yet Cherokee residents
but will soon be.
We're happy to report that Steven Chea
is on the mend and we understand he is
doing quite well on his crutches. He still
has a long way to go and we wish him as
speedy a recovery as possible.
In addition, we understand that Dee
Albury didn't let his injured hand keep
him from making a trip to set his crawfish
traps He must be a fast healer.
For your information the Government
Health Department has had four poster put
up on the public announcement board
alongside the library. This is some very
important information regarding hurricane

Please See South

L niarent enjoy a trree-reggeru rUacr t te
Cherokee School Fun Day.

Doug DeStefano, Export Agent

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Two winners of Raffle Prizes Donna
Albury and Jerry Denitson who said he
didn't have any use for the bike, sold it
and donated the cash back to Cherokee
School, a very generous gesture.
Photo by Lee Pinder

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Lays From Page 26
capital, Nassau. After a quick flight and a
cab ride the first stop on the adventure was
the Pirates of Nassau attraction, a guided
tour through the history of piracy in
Nassau. Vendue House was next. It is now
known as the Pompey Museum and was
the location of the former slave market in
Nassau. After a quick peek at Queen
Victoria's statue, the group made their
way to the office of the Prime Minister, the
Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham. He welcomed
all the students and chaperons personally.
He was so gracious and spoke to the chil-
dren about his plans for the country and
recounted some of his accomplishments.
His office is next to the harbour and he
pointed out one of his new purchases, a
$13,000,000 defense vessel. One of the
children thought it would be a treat to see
the ship up close. No sooner were the
words out of his mouth than Mr. Ingraham
phoned to arrange a guided tour of the ship
which immediately followed. Everyone
posed for pictures and Mr. Ingraham was
kind enough to pose with each child indi-
vidually. It was truly the highlight of the
The second day of the trip was spent at
Atlantis where the children were able to
see the aquariums with their many differ-
ent kinds of sea life. Of course, some of
the day was spent at the water slide. That
evening after dinner a bus from Adventure
Learning Center called for the group. The
children were thrilled to see the big white
gates open to a variety of stalls and pens
with barnyard animals and a variety of
other creatures. When darkness finally
drove the group indoors, a slide show was
presented about the plants and stars. The
highlight of the evening was the show in
the planetarium, a truly awesome look at
the universe.
Day three was to have included a visit
to the Changing of the Guard at
Government House, but rain caused a can-
cellation of the ceremony. A trip to the
Water Tower was next. The walkway
around the top of the tower afforded a
great view of Fort Fincastle as well as
Nassau and Paradise Island. Rain all day
kept the visits to Fort Montagu and Fort
Charlotte to "drive-by" tours. Due to the
weather a trip to Marathon Mall rounded
out the afternoon.
A quick flight to Marsh Harbour and a
ferry ride home ended the adventure. It
was a rewarding and education trip for the
children and adults alike. It is hoped that
the school will be able to schedule another
trip like this one next year.

HapB Birthday

Sweet 16


GodBless You
Mom & Dad

Sea Oats Project
After Hurricane Floyd passed, many
communities lost much of their beautiful
beaches. Man-O-War was no exception.
The cemetery beach was badly eroded and
many graves were lost. To prevent such
extensive damage in the future, the stu-
dents of Man-O-War school planted 200
sea oat seedlings on June 22. The plants
were given to the community by a gener-
ous donor. Adults participating in the
planting included Thomas Sands, Patricia
Matille, Jan Manni and Nancy Albury.
Visitors Jim and Dona Albertson of
Amelia Island, Florida, recorded the plant-
ing by taking pictures of the project in
Green Turtle Cay
Billfish Tournament
Is Held
By Isobel Sherman
The 19th annual Green Turtle Club
Billfish Tournament was held from the 10-
13th of May at the Green Turtle Club.
Nineteen boats participated in the three-
day event. The fishing for blue marlin was
exceptional compared to other tourna-
ments held up to that date on Abaco. Glen
Silker of the Hatteras Predator tagged and

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Mon Fri Sat 8 12 noon
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released a blue marlin of approximately
200 pounds after only 16 minutes of fight-
ing. In fact, on that day the marlin started
biting after lines were in the water only 30
minutes. The final results were nine bill-
fish tagged and released, seven blue mar-
lin and two white marlin.
The overall winner was the Predator
from Cocoa Beach, Florida, with 514.9
points. The lady angler winner was Sue
Silker, wife of Predator's owner, Glen
A full round of shore activities enter-
tained the anglers and their teams as well.
Tournament Director was Sue Graves. The
dates for next year's Green Turtle Club
Tournament are May 9-12, 2001.

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visit to your home or business.

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Mon Fri 9- 5 Sat 9- 12 noon
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Taxis Restaurants

Restaurant Guide
Prices Low, ** Moderate, *** High
(Based on the range of dinner entrees)
-Provides transportation from town
+Picnic tables & restroom only
Marsh Harbour
Anglers 367-2158
C&G Restaurant ** 367-3227
Conch Inn Bistro *** 367-4444
Cozy's Restaurant 367-5090
Flippers 367-4657
Golden Grouper 367-2301
Kentucky Fried Chicken 367-2615
Snack Shack + 367-4005
Mangoes 367-2366
Mavis Country Kitchen 367-2002
Pop's Place + 367-3796
Sapodillys *** 367-2498
Sharkees + ** 367-3535
Wally's *** 367-2074
Dundas Town
Ambassador Inn 367-2022
Corner Restaurant 367-4346
Surfside 367-2762
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ~ ** 366-0133
Boat House *** 366-0065
Cap'n Jacks 366-0247
Club Soleil *** 366-0003
Harbour's Edge ** 366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge ** 366-0095
Munchies + 366-0423
Rudy's Place ~ ** 366-0062
Ena's Place ** 365-6187
Pavilion 365-6185
Hibiscus 365-6257
Guana Cay
Coco Paradise 365-5197
Guana Seaside *** 365-5106
Nippers ** 365-5143
Mermaid Cafe 365-5137
Floyds 365-5133
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe
Harbour Cafe 365-8635
Hudson's Delight 365-8648
Island Boil & Sports Bar 365-4082
Spinnaker Restaurant ** 365-8469
Touch of Class ** 365-8195
Traveller's Rest 365-8654
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House *** 365-4200
Green Turtle Club *** 3654271
Island Restaurant ** 365-4082
Laura's Kitchen ** 365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant 365-4625
New Plymouth Inn *** 365-4161
Rooster's Rest ** 365-4066
Sandy Point
Big J's 366-4020
Oeishas 366-4139
Pete & Gays *** 366-4119
Seaside Inn Rest. *** 366-4120
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge 366-4477
Crossing Rocks
Leanies Restaurant 366-3219
Travis Midway Rest. 366-3217
Casuarina Point
Different of Abaco ** 366-2150
Cooper Town
M & M Restaurant 365-0142
Richies Restaurant 365-0155
Lubber's Quarters
Yahoes 366-3110
Cracker P's VHF Ch. 16
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub VHF Ch. 16
Green Turtle Ferry Dock
HarbourCaf6 365-8635

Medical Services

Marsh Harbour
Abaco Medical Clinic ........... 367-4240
Abaco Family Medicine ............. 367-2295
Government Clinic .. ..............367-2510
Treasure Cay
Corbett Clinic 365-8288
Sandy Point
Government Clinic .... . . ... .366-4010
Green Turtle Cay
Government Clinic . . . . . 365-4028
Cooper's Town
Government Clinic .. . . .. . .. . 365-0019
Hope Town
Government Clinic . . ...... . . .366-0108

' Guide

Emergency Services
Police (Marsh Harbour) .............. ........ 367-2560
Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire & Rescue.............367-2000
Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue ............366-0023
Trauma One Ambulance Service .................367-2911
Dundas Town Fire Dept. ...............367-2935 or 367-4935

Taxi Cab Fares
For Central Abaco
Airport to: ................Chargefor extra Passengers
Ferry Dock (to or from airport) ......... .$12.00 Add $3.00 ea.
Abaco Beach Hotel .............. $10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Airport to Conch Inn ........... .$10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Harbour View ................. .$10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Golden Harvest ................ .$10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
BYS ......................... $12.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Dove Plaza .................... $10.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Marsh Harbour ............. .$10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Stop light ............... ..... .$10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Western Auto ..................$ 6.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Dundas Town ................. .$10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Government Dock ............$10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Ambassador Inn ............... $10.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Murphy Town ................$ 14.00 (over 2 add $4 ea)
Pelican Shores ............... .$14.00 (over 2 add $4 ea)
Eastern Shores ............. .$15.00 (over 2 add $4 ea)
Spring City .................... $15.00 (over 2 add $5 ea)
Gov. Clinic .................... $ 6.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Ferry dock to:
Great Abaco Beach ..........:...$ 2.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Abaco Towns ..................$ 2.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Conch Inn...................... $ 2.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Wally's .................. ... .$ 2.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
BYS ......................... ..$ 2.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Jib Room .... ............... ..$ 5.00 (over 2 add $2 ea)
Stop Light ........... ....... ..$ 6.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Dove Plaza ................... 6 00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Government Dock .... .......... .$ 7.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Government Clinic .................$ 9.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Western Auto.................$ 9.00 (over 2 add$3 ea)
Ferry Dock ..................... $ 9.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
National Insurance ............-. .$ 9.00 (over 2 add $3 ea)
Marsh Harbour Airport to:
Treasure Cay B ............... .$55.00 (over 2 add S 5 ea)
Airport Treas. Cay B ........... .$65.00 (over 2 add $ 5 ea)
Little Harbour ..$80 00 (over 2 add $10 ea)
Cherokee ......... .$80.00 (over 2 add $10 ea)
Snake Cay .. . ...... $35.00 (over 2-add $10 eaere
Big Mangrove ................. $50.00 (over 2 add $10 ea)
Casuarina Point ................ $60.00 (over 2 add $10 ea)
Bahama Palm Shores ........... $70.00 (over 2 add $10 ea)
Crossing Rocks ............ $100 00 (over 2 add $10 ea)
Sandy Point ........ .... $135 00 (over 2 add $10 ea)
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
No children under three years to be paid.
Pets not in cages will be charged as passengers
Luggage over four pieces, add $.50 each additional
Surf Boards $3.00 each

Ferry Schedules

Albury's Ferry Service
One Way Fare Adult $ 8.00 Children $4.00
Round Trip Adult $12.00 Children $6.00
Charters are available at any time
Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16

Marsh Hrb. to Hope Town Daily 20 minute trip
9am 10:30 am 12:15pm 2pm 4pm 5:30pm
Also 7:15 am except Sundays and holidays
Hope T. to Marsh Hb. Daily- 20 minute tip
8am 9:45 am 11:30am 1:30pm 3 pm 4 pm
Also 5pm except Sundays and holidays

Marsh Harb. to Man-O-Wr Daily- 20 minute trip
10:30 am 4 pm 5:30 pm
Also 12:15 pm 2:30 pm except Sundays
Man-O-War to Marh H. Daily 20 minute trip
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 minute trip
10:15 am 1:15 pm 3:30 pm 5:30 pm
Also 6:45 am except Sat.-Sun. and holidays
Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh H. 30 minute trip
8 am 11:30 am 2:30 pm 4:45 pm
Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries
leave from Conch Inn and Union Jack Dock

Green Turtle Ferry
One Way $7 (Children $3) Round Trip $11
(Depending on destination of passengers)
Charters are available at any time
Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16

Green Turtle Cayto Trea. CayAirport
Daily 89 11 12:15 1:30 3:00 4:30
Treas. Cay Airport to Grieen Turtle Cay
Daily 8:30 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:304:305:00

Dive Shops
Marsh Harbour
Dive Abaco .............. 367-2787
Abaco Beach Dive Shop ...........367-4646
Hope Town
Dave's Dive Shop ................ .366-0029
Froggies ......... .......... 366-0024
Man-O-War Dive Shop ........... 365-6013
Treasure Cay
JIC Divers Down ................ .365-8465
Treasure Cay Adventures .......... .365-8111
Green Turtle Cay
Brendal's Dive Shop ............... .365-4411
Green Turtle Cay Divers .......... .365-4271

Boats, Cars, Golf Carts, Bicycles,
Marsh Harbour
Cars and Scooters
H & L Car Rentals ........................ .367-4887
A & P Car Rentals .................... . .367-2655
Reliable Car Rentals ...................... 367-4234
Rent-A-Ride Bicycle & Scooter Rentals .........367-4289
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bike, Car Rentals ..... .367-4643
Wilmac Car Rentals ..............367-4970 or 367-4313
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ............... .367-2513
Rich's Rentals ...... ............... ..367-2742
Rainbow Rentals .............. .....367-4602
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................. ..367-3910
Power Cats Boat Rentals ................... 367-4620
Laysue Boat Rentals .................. ... .367-4414
Pier 1 ............................... .367-3587
Green Turtle Cay
Cay Cart Rental...... ...... . ..... ..365-4406
C & D Cart Rental ......... .... .... ... .. 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ... ...............365-4656
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals .................. 365-5195
Guana Cay Cart Rentals . . ........ .365-5016
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ................ 365-6072
Hope Town
Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals ..... . ... ..... .366-0292
Island Cart Rentals .... ......................366-0448
Hope Town Cart Rentals ......................366-0064
Dave's Dive Shop Boat Rentals .................366-0029
Island Marine Boat Rentals ................... 366-0282
Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals ................. 366-0065
Treasure Cay
JIC Boat and Cart Rentals 365-8465
Claridge's and Chris'Cart Rentals . 365-8248
C & C Boat Rentals ..................... 365-8582
Alison Car Rentals ....................... 365-8193
Cornish Car Rentals ....................365-8623
Triple J Car Rentals .....................VHF Ch 06
Treasure Adventures .......... ....365-8111

Abaco Marinas

Walker's Cay Marina
Bluff House
Green Turtle Club
Black Sound Marina
Other Shore Club
Abaco Yacht Service
Treasure Cay Marina
Man-O-War Marina

Boat Harbour Marina
Conch Inn
Harbour View Marina
Marsh Harbour Marin;
Triple J. Marine
Abaco Yacht Haven
Hope Town Marina
Hope Town Hideawa)
Lighthouse Marina
Sea Spray
Spanish Cay Marina
Guana Beach Resort
Orchid Bay

Walker's Cay
Green Turtle Cay
Treasure Cay
Marsh Harbour
a 367 2700
Hope Town
rs 366-0224
Spanish Cay
Guana Cay

* 75 slips
* 15 slips
* 32 slips
15 slips
* 12 slips
10 slips
* 150 slips
* 26 slips
* 183 slips
S75 slips
S36 slips
* 52 slips
29 slips
* 24 slips
7 slips

16 slips
* 6 slips
* 24 slips

* 75 slips
22 slips
* 32 slips

Fuel facilities -Bahamas Area Code 242
Boats coming from the United States can clear at Walker's Cay,
Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour.

Air Lines Serving Abaco
Air Sunshine from Ft. Lauderdale 367-2800
American Eagle from Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair from Nassau & Palm Bch 367-2095
Continental Connection
from Miami, Ft. Laud and W Palm Bch 367-3415
Major Air Service from Freeport 367-4826
Taino Air Services from Freeport 365-8245
Twin Air from Fort Lauderdale 365-8677
USAir from Ft. Laud and Palm Bch 367-2231
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna Bch 367-4852
Abaco Air Charters *367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters *367-2089
* Local companies offering .charters to and from South Florida and within
the Bahamas

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Sea Base -
Boy Scouts of
By Capt. Richard Canfielad Bahamas
Boy Scouts Return to
On June 5 the Boy Scouts High
Adventure Bahamas Program began its
10th year of operations in Abaco. The pro-
gram is designed to be demanding and
challenging for the Scouts who perform all
the tasks involved in sailing 40-foot to 85-
foot boats in the Sea of Abaco. In addition,
they cook, clean, polish brass and stand
anchor watches at night. Troops come
from all over the United States and must
have no prior sailing experience. The ages

range from 13 to 18 years.
We are happy to report that the Man-O-
War built schooner, William H. Albury,
has been rebuilt after the damage suffered
last fall in Hurricane Floyd and again is
the flagship of our fleet. The William H.
was greeted with boat horns and applause
when she returned to Marsh Harbour last
month after 108 days in the boat yard in
The program has expanded consider-
able this year. The number of Scouts par-
ticipating will increase from 600 last year
to 800 this year. In addition, we ran an
extra program for four weeks this past
We would like to thank the Abaco com-
munity for their support and assistance.
We look forward to a great season in your
beautiful islands.

Cubs Visit the
William H.
By Isobel Sherman
On June 8 Sandra Evans and her Cub

Pack visited the William H. Albury which
is docked at the Moorings. The Cubs
toured the boat and were given explana-
tions by the crew about the ship as well as
its illustrious history.


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High Adventure sailing program for US Scouts.

U Officers Are Advisor Will
Installed Honoured

The Pilot Club of Abaco held its
Installation Dinner on June 20 at Angler's
Restaurant. New officers installed were
Mrs. Sharon Dorsett, President; Mrs.
Neulessa Major, President Elect; Ms.
Joyce Coleby, Treasurer; Ms. Louise
Rose, Secretary; Mrs. Vernonica Nairn
and Mrs. Adrienne Spicer, Directors.
The guest speaker for the evening was
Ms. Agatha Marcelle of Transformation
Strategies Associated who spoke on
Leadership in Action. She challenged
members to begin with self-management,
sacrifice and discipline to become effec-
tive leaders in their communities as well as
their homes.
The Pilot International Convention will
be held in Boston this year on July 12 -
July 15. Attending from Abaco will be
immediate past president Mrs. Veronica
Nairn, President Mrs. Sharon Dorsett,
President Elect Mrs. Neulessa Major and
Ms. Eunice Mills.

Mrs. Neulessa Major, advisor to the
Abaco Anchor Club which is the youth
arm of the Abaco Pilot Club, will be hon-
oured in Boston, Massachusetts, in July at
the Pilot Club International Convention.
Mrs. Lundy was first runner up as Anchor
Club Advisor for 1999-2000.
Each year Anchor Clubs have the
opportunity to nominate their advisor for
an award. This award recognizes the advi-
sor's leadership, dedication and commit-
ment to the youth of their community in
the local Anchor Clubs. The Abaco
Anchor Club nominated Mrs. Major. This
is a significant achievement for the
Anchor Club of Abaco which is barely two
years old

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July 1st. 2000 The Abaconian Page 31

- P Rpt

Mrs. Gae Meeson of Forest Heights
Academy in Marsh Harbour reported that
between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on May 16
someone entered the Administration
Office of the school and stole $2350 in
Mr. George Harris of Golden Harvest
Supermarket in Marsh Harbour reported
evidence of a break-in to the store some
time between 16th and 17th on May 17.
Nothing appeared to have been stolen.
Police reported that there were no
recorded incidents between the 17th and
the 31st of May.
A Dundas Town resident reported his
radio equipment valued in excess of $900
was stolen from the Jib Room in Marsh
Harbour on June 3.
Two children, one six and the other
seven years, were sexually molested by a
38-year-old family member at a Sandy
Point residence over the week-end of June
2. The man has been arrested and taken
into custody.
Mr. Gladstone McEwan of Dundas
Town reported the theft of musical equip-
ment from the Jib Room Restaurant in
Marsh Harbour on June 6. None of the
equipment valued at $940 has been recov-
A break-in to a store was reported by
Mr. James Eastwood of Abaco Towns by
the Sea. A grey safe valued at $500 con-
taining $200 in cash and personal effects
was stolen.
Mr. George Smith of the Ambassador
Hotel in Marsh Harbour reported that his
cellular phone was stolen on June 9.
Batelco was informed. The phone was val-

ued at $700.
Ms. Charlotte Swain of Murphy Town
reported that she received a $20 counter-
feit note on June 9.
Mr. Mertz Pierre reported that the
Sapodilly Restaurant'and Bar on Elizabeth
Drive was broken into and a safe was
stolen containing $1000 and personal
effects on June 9.
Mr. Alistair McDonald of Marsh
Harbour reported that his house was bro-
ken into on June 10. A satellite receiver
and an 18-carat gold bracelet were stolen.
Mr. Robert Albury of Stede Bonnet
Drive in Marsh Harbour reported a theft of
tools including a hand saw and drill on
June 10.
Mr. Arthur Wadman from New Jersey
reported that someone boarded his boat at
Abaco Beach Resort and stole a 30/30 rifle
on June 12.
A suspected murder/suicide was com-
mitted at Grand Cay. Mrs. Quintia
Thompson was found by relatives dead in
a bedroom on June 12. Later her husband
was found hanging from a ceiling beam in
bathroom. Police are investigating.
Mr. Reginald Knowles of Treasure Cay
reported that one person of Treasure Cay
and New Providence had collected
$1000.70 from a customer in Miami and
had pocketed the same on June 15. The
man is being questioned by the police.
Mr. Shawn McIntosh of Lampkins
Restaurant and Bar in Cooper's Town
reported a break-in and theft of alcoholic
beverages valued at $550 on June 16.
Burglary and stealing was reported by

Please See Police

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Located on the water front
SirCustomer docking Homemade bread
Complete line of groceries
-i-/ t'.- K Frozen Foods, Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Block & Crushed Ice
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Fax: 242-365-4072


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Floor Tiles from 6"x6" up to 18'x18"
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We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories
Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades
Abaco Shopping Centre Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders
Tel: 367-3242 Special pricing for builders & contractors
Fax: 367-3474 Installation also optional


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Marsh H/Freeport

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Moores Is./Freepor
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Daily 0700
Fri-Sun 1630
Daily 0750
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Daily 0800
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A bonefish caught this spring by a visitor in front of the Coco Bay Cottages on
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Local Govt. Cont.

Local Govt. From Page 12
is circulating a petition to have traffic
calmers put in to slow these vehicles.
Traffic calmers are not damaging to cars as
speed bumps can be.
Mr. Marcus Bethel has volunteered to
repair the playground equipment at
Crossing Beach to its original state so the
children can once again enjoy the play-
The Council is providing the Committee
with $10,000 for constructing new toilet
facilities at Crossing Beach. The building
will be octagonal and will require a new
septic tank to be installed.
Residents in some areas where construc-
tion is going on are concerned about the
lack of portable toilet facilities at the con-
struction sites. The Committee will write
authorities to see what the law is about this
BEC has been contacted about moving
the fence back at the electric substation on
Queen Elizabeth Drive (east of the Conch
Inn) to allow the Committee to put in a
sidewalk. Previously, BEC agreed to move
the fence when tehh Committee was ready
to make a sidewalk.
The Committee is concerned about the
large number of freight containers which
are used for storage throughout the town.
The containers originally brought in freight
from the States and are taken on-site for
convenience. But they are not removed in a
timely manner. The Committee will look
into how U hee containers can be moved.
Central Abaco Council 22 Jun 00
Council discovered that the $6,000 each
allocated to Dundas Town and Murphy
Town for rest rooms at two parks was insuf-
ficient and no one would bid in this price
Chief Councillor Silbert Mills stated that
he has not been notified of his budget allo-
cation for next year. However, in reviewing
the published budget figures he observed
that the Central Abaco Council appears to
be getting the same $1 million they were
allocated last year.
A request by the Department of Housing
for a janitress at their Dundas Town office
was deferred as there was no provision in
the forthcoming budget for this-expense.
The previous Murphy Town committee
recommended the sale of the vacant princi-
pal's residence to an individual. However,
the Department of Education interceded
and retained the building for their use.
The same individual applied to purchase
a teacher's cottage which was also recom-
mended by the previous Murphy Town
Committee. This prospective sale was
blocked by the Department of Education
and retained for their use.
Central government asked about the
seven teachers cottages in Marsh Harbour,
wanting information on their status. All
Council members were puzzled at this
request as they can account for only one
teacher's residence. This will be looked
Lands & Survey sent a letter demanding
that sand not be removed from any beach.
Council members were not aware of sand
being removed from our beaches.
Last fall after the storms, Council asked
the Works Department in Nassau for fmian-
cial assistance in restoring three public
parks used for athletic activities. These
were: $159,500 for the facilities at the
Murphy Town Park at the high school,
$48,000 for Ocean View Park in Dundas
Town and $54,000 for the Spring City facil-
ities. The request was turned down.
A letter was read from the Ministry of
Sports stating that the sporting facilities are
not up to standards and that various events

could not be scheduled here.
A letter was read from the Marsh
Harbour Town Committee stating that they
plan to solicit a contract for their own
garbage collection at the end of this year
when the present combined contract for the
three towns expires.
The statutory boards were reviewed and
several changes were made. Mr. Wade
Archer will replace Ms. Felamese Sawyer
as chairman of the Licensing Authority.
Mrs. Ruth Pinder was appointed to Hotel
Licensing where her past experience as
Chairman of Hotel Licensing in Nassau
may add some expertise. Mr. David
Williams was appointed chairman of the
Tourism Advisory Committee.
Mrs. Key had asked that Marsh
Harbour/Spring City be allowed three posi-
tions on each board as the bulk of the com-
merce and activity takes place in Marsh
Harbour. Therefore, she felt justified in ask-
ing for three members on each board. Mr.
Mills countered that the previous Council
set the standard and did not have boards
with representation based on town size or
activity and therefore he let the present rep-

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presentation stand.
A status report on the airport terminal
renovations was read. Painting and repairs
are now underway.
It was recently brought to the Council's
attention that the emergency generator at
the Government Clinic has not been opera-
tive for nearly a year. Council will check
with Nassau as it is believed that a mainte-
nance contract exists with a Nassau firm for
The lack of enthusiasm for Junkanoo

was dJscused with various schemes pro-
posed to revive this art form for a New
Year's presentation in Central Abaco.
An earlier inquiry to Road Traffic
brought the response that the Central Abaco
area is served by 62 taxis with the distribu-
tion being i7 from Marsh Harbour, 17 from
Dundas Town, 21 from Murphy Town and -
seven from Spring City.
An application for Crown Land in the
Flag Swamp area of Murphy Town for a
restaurant was recommended.


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COB Offers

The College of The Bahamas is expect-
ing to begin offering courses on Abaco
which will lead to a Bachelor's degree.
The first courses will be primarily for
teachers and will be common to both pri-
mary and secondary teachers to earn cred-
its toward their education degree. They
plan to offer courses in September 2000. It
will be difficult for the College to offer
high school teachers subject courses. They
recommend that these teachers plan to
take their subject courses at the Nassau
campus during the summer. The school
expects to offer subject courses during the
summer sessions to accommodate teachers
from the Family Islands who all have sim-
ilar needs. The College is considering dis-
tance learning which would allow students
to take courses on the Internet but this
concept is still in the planning stage.
The College of The Bahamas is already
offering secretarial courses on Abaco and
will begin college prep courses here with-
in a few weeks. There is a strong interest
on Abaco for the second phase of pre-
school training. The College offered the
first phase some time ago and the response
was enthusiastic and widespread.
Eventually all pre-schools and day care
facilities will be required to have qualified
workers. These courses will be required
for certification of the facility.
The College will insist that the quality
of education offered on the Family Islands
is comparable to that on the campus in
Nassau The cost for teachers taking
courses leading toward a degree who
already have an Associate degree is $150
per credit hour. Anyone-interested in tak-
ing any of the courses offered by the
College should contact Mr. Hugh Conts at
367-3477 or P.O. Box AB 20449, Marsh-

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preparedness procedures. It wouldn't hurt
to drop by and read them. We were luck-
that there was no loss of life during
Hurricane Floyd and it was pretty bad. But

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Spay & Neuter Clinic
Tuesday. July 18 to Saturday. July 22
Caribbean Veterinary
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Tuesday, July 18 thru Saturday July 22
Community Animal Hospil
Thursday July 20 thru Saturday July 22
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From Page 17

Friday was a fun day with children play-
ing and everyone enjoying snacks. In the
evening a talent show entertained the
crowds. The following day began with a
basketball match and went on to be a day
of relaxation for everyone. Mr. Austin
Mills and Mr. Leroy Thompson brought
laughter to the audience that night with
their entertaining skits. On Sunday congre-
gations of the local churches met at the
Zion Baptist Church in Fox Town for a
service moderated by Rev. Burnell and the
message given by Rev. Ezekiel Mclntosh.
"The crowds were overwhelming and it

was a good homecoming," concluded Mrs.

Police From Page 31
Ms. Madeleine Zilma of Forest Drive,
Dundas Town, on June 19. A gold chain
valued at $5000 and one satellite access
card valued at $400 is missing.
Mr. Max Gilbert of Murphy Town
reported grievous bodily harm on June 19
by his girlfriend who caused injuries. She
was arrested and appeared in Magistrates
Court in Marsh Harbour.
In the last issue of the Abaconian we
reported the sudden death of an infant,
Latario Lauren Johnson, which the Police

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termed "suspicious" in their report. All
unexpected deaths are viewed by the
Police as "suspicious" and that word was
used by the Police. We regret any distress
this may have caused to the family.
[If you have knowledge of other major
crimes, please bring them to our attention
so they may be reported. We frequently
are asked why our crime list omits some
crimes or accidents. We cannot report on
incidents which we are unaware of.]

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Painting Inside & outside Pressure cleaning
& mildew removal Water-proofing Roofing
* Rotten wood replaced Parking Lots
Leroy Tucker, Marsh Harbour.
Tel: 357-6566 or 367-3849
GET WET!! With a Dolphin fiberglass pool.
Great designs, great prices. Call Chris
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For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con-
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Sales & Service.
DrafTech Computerized drafting. Low priced
plans for Houses, duplexes, apartments, busi-
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Water Storage Cisterns, 6 sizes available, less
than $1 per gallon, Factory direct. Call Dolphin
Fiberglass Products at (305) 247-1748.

.1 & N Janitorial Service for all 5our clean-
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Properi5 management. Janitorial contracts.
Call 367-4677 or 359-6587

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SArh 17 )ears experience
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Painting & service
that will leave a glaring

Roof Repair. Do you need a new roof or roof
repair? Hurricane Shutters installed? Need help
getting your house finished up? Call Jeff 365-

Computer (corner) desk. $145 Call 367-3202

Floyd's Pool Bar and Grill at Guana Beach
Resort has openings for experienced wait
staff, first cook and dockmaster. Positions to
be filled immediately. Please telephone 365-

Il, \ available at
-' Triple J. Marine
B & D Marine
I' Standard Hardware
Florida Yacht Charters

Magica Rust Remover
removes rust from clothng, carpeting, manna rings,
bathroom fixtures, fiberlass, cement, automobaes,
motorhomes. appliances, antiques etc.

1991 Ford Aerostar work van, 4,000 or O.N.O.
Tel: 367-3623 or 477-511

1993 Buick Skylark P.S.
$5,200.00 Tel: 367-4643.

P.B. & A.C.

21' Boston Whaler Outrage, w/200 H.P.
Evinrude $8,000 O.B.O. Call 366-0189.
25' Hydra Sports "Walkaround" 1984 twin
175 HP Yamahas, runs great, first $9,500
takes itl Call Don at Best Boat Sales &
Service 954-467-1555.
Motorized Barge 50'x30' with
Harbourmaster, drive package GM engines.
Also Bantam 1/2 yard crane. $50,000. Duty
Paid. Call 354-4004. Cat Island.
251b Anchor w/50' chain $300 O.B.O. 12'6"
Fiberglass dinghy $350 O.B.O. Call Kevin

26' Center console, twin 200 Yamaha 1997
50 hrs T.Top. Duty Paid. clean boat Best
offer Tel: 561-272-1143

33' Stuart Angler sportfishing 671 GM
diesel. Fully equipped. Duty Paid. $35,000.
Tel: 367-2742.
1981 24 ft Hydra Sport w/ 1992 200 hp
Volvo sterndnve diesel engine. $12,000.00
Call 366-3143.

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Need Qualified Help?
Want more business?
A low cost ad like this can
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Call 367-2677 a 367-3202
Fax: 367-3677

AA Uetingsp

The AA (Aloohillcs Ataoymous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays
and Thursdays o 6:30 p.m. at Calvary
The AA group inHope Town meets
Monday at 7p.Fi at thc clinic.

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Basic communications skills a must
Phone experience preferred



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Vacation schedule
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For a brighter future


July 1st 2000