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November 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 1 VOLUME 10, NUMBER 22, NOVEMBER 15th, 2002 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Min. Bethel Toured Cays and South AbacoMinister of Health Was Interested in Clinics, Dumps and Cemeteries The wild horses of North Abaco, now thought to be rare descendants of Spanish Barbary horses, are becoming quite used to having visitors. Shown above are Mr. Ronald W. Thompson, Permanent Secretary to the Prime Minister, on the right with Bellatrix II, an Abaco Barbary filly. Showing him the horses was Mr. Gary Sawyer of Man-O-War. The government is making land available for the horses to go back to the forest. They are now on Bahama Star Farm. Photo by Mimi RehorThe Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health, visited Abaco on November 7 to see the public health facilities within his portfolio on Great Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Elbow Cay and Sandy Point. He spoke with local government officers and discussed some of the problems being dealt with locally. He is shown here on Guana Cay with Mr. Glenn Laing, Council member from Guana Cay.Disney Donates School SuppliesDisney Cruise Line has once again assisted the schools of South Abaco. On October 31 they visited the Moores Island All Age School followed by a visit on November 4 to the James A Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point and the Crossing Rocks Primary School to give the students backpacks, pencil boxes, pencils and folders. Shown above is Mr. Troy McKenzie on the right, a life guard on Castaway Cay who is from Crossing Rocks, with students from his home town along with Principal Frank Hepburn and Teacher Carolyn Bain, first and second grade teacher.Wild Horses Are Spanish Barbs The Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health, visited Abaco on November 7. He toured Great Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Elbow Cay and Sandy Point to see first hand the clinics in each town, the dumps on each of the cays and the cemetery in Guana Cay. He spent considerable time on Guana Cay. The clinic there is quite small and in need of repairs. Many Guana Cay residents feel that the cemetery is nearly outgrown and a new location must be found. Dr. Bethel then went to the proposed site for the garbage dump on the northwest end of the island. This controversial piece of property is approximately 20 acres and goes sea to sea. It is under consideration for a land fill dump with the garbage being burned before being buried in a landfill trench. However, the property is choice land on an island with very little government land. It is estimated that only five to eight acres of the 20 acre parcel may be useful as much of the acreage is a mangrove swamp now used by bonefish fisherermen. Councillor Glen Laing escorted Dr. Bethel. A brief meeting was held in the government office with Mr. Johnny Roberts giving information on the garbage handling situation. Dr. Bethel then toured the Man-O-War clinic which he found is very well equipped. He was given a tour of the dump site where Please see Dr. Bethel Page 18


Page 2 The Abaconian November 15th, 2002 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 B East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday Depart Marsh Harbour Monday Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday Arrive Marsh HarbourMany Activities Marked Public Service WeekBy Isobel Sherman The week of October 27 to November 2 was Public Service Week. A church service at St. Simons by the Sea Anglican Church in Treasure Cay began the week of celebrations. Five hundred civil servants serve on Abaco. Senior Administrator Alexander Williams urged civil servants to recommit themselves to their jobs. Father Kenneth MacKenzie of the St. Simon Church urged civil servants to be honest with the public and not to be ashamed to pray. During the week of activities symposiums for the public were held in Coopers Town, Grand Cay, Marsh Harbour and SandyHonoring Banquet Highlighted the WeekThe Second Annual Public Officers Banquet was held on November 1st at Abaco Beach Resort to honour civil servants who have given many years of service. The theme of the banquet was People Focused, People Driven and the guest speaker was Mr. Gary Knowles, Administrator for North Abaco. Close to 60 persons were in attendance. Mr. Knowles gave a brief history of the development of the pubic service in The Bahamas. In 1803 job qualifications were introduced as a requirement for employment. That policy remained in effect until 1890 when applicants were required to take examinations. The Civil Service Act was instigated in 1956. The next major change occurred in 1964 when The Bahamas gained internal self government. Finally, the civilPublic Service Week Featured Civil ServantsPoint. Mr. Don Cornish, manager of the Abaco Tourist Office, organized the symposiums. Other activities included a fish fry in Sandy Point on November 1 to raise money to complete their community center. A walka-thon was held at Treasure Cay on November 2 to raise money for computers for the schools of North Abaco. The climax of the week was a banquet held at Abaco Beach Resort to honour the long serving civil servants. David Knowles of Agriculture and Fisheries was the chairman of the Public Service Week on Abaco. Mrs. Ena Mae Parker was honoured at the banquet as the only retiree on Abaco this past year. She retired from the Marsh Harbour Post Office. Mr. Alexander Williams, Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, awarded certificates honoring civil servants with many years of service. Here he is congratulating Mrs. Ena Mae Parker, the only retiree on Abaco this year. service was recognized in the Bahamas Constitution which was adopted in 1973. Mr. Knowles brought out that there are 500 civil servants on Abaco out of a total of 20,000 for the entire country. Only one person, Mrs. Enamae Parker, has retired within the last year. Mr. James McSweeney was named for the longest service on Abaco with 41 years of service. Those serving between 30 and 40 years included Mr. Hezekiah Dean with 39 years, Mr. Leslie Farquharson with 38 years, Mrs. Sheila McDonald with 36 years, Mr. Alexander Williams with 32 years and Mr. Joseph Johnson with 30 years. Those serving between 20 and 30 years included Ms. Terry Russell, Serg. Ernest Rahming and Mr. Cleveland Dawkins all with 28 years, Ms. Sarah Dawkins with 26 Please see Public Service Page 3 W I N SAVE THE CORKS & ENTER TO W I N A NEW CHAR-BROIL GAS BAR-B-QUE Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay Open Monday Saturday 9 am 6 pmPh: 367-2180 Fax: 367-5241 A premium Belgium lager beerMajor credit cards acceptedA premium lite beer When you purchase any bottle of wine at Bristol Cellars/ William Brewer Treasure Cay, Boat Harbour or Downtown Marsh Harbour, save the cork, write your name and phone number on the cork and place it in the bin. Drawing will take place onFRIDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 2002Contest open to persons 18 years or older All wine corks must have been purchased from William Brewer/Bristor Cellars


November 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 3 Anco LandsTel:(242) 324-1476 Fax: (242) 324-2902Email: Website: www Schooner BaySchooner Bay Schooner BaySchooner Bay Schooner Bay Great Abacos Fabulous South Eastern CoastlineLand for Sale $1,400,000400,000 sq. ft. 9 Acres 200 ft. Beach Frontage 2000 ft. Depth 2 Tracts Available Magnificent Panoramic Views 60 Elevations Stunning Shorelines Ocean Beach 26 Miles South of Marsh Harbour From Airport Roundabout years, Mrs. Candace Key, Const. Hayward Smith and Const. Granville Johnson all with 25 years, Insp. Cleophas Cooper with 24 years, Mr. Donald Burrows and Ms. Carolyn Russell both with 23 years, James Public ServiceFrom Page 2 Symposiums were held on Grand Cay, and in Coopers Town, Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point. Shown above are presenters at Sandy Point at their meeting. The symposiums were planned to inform the public about concepts and areas of responsibilities of the various government agencies. Each symposium featured representatives of different departments. The meetings gave the public the opportunity to ask questions and make comments. An informative Public Service symposium was held on October 1 in Sandy Point by officers of various government agencies to inform and answer questions by the public. Public officers also asked questions of others making presentations to get a better insight of other departments. Two police are assigned to South Abaco according to ASP Leland Russell. This area extends from Cherokee to Moores Island. By agreement, one officer is assigned to Disneys Castaway Cay two days each week when the cruise boats are there. Mr. Russell said South Abaco is experiencing the same general problems as the rest of the Bahamas drug use, dope smoking and gambling. Mr. Loren Coleby of the Bahamas Development Bank explained the banks mission. Loans are available for small to medium businesses to help develop the country and provide jobs. Appropriate ventures might include businesses in tourism, agriculture, fishing and manufacturing. Retail sales, education and residential loans are not considered. Applicants are required to have equity in their project but that might be land or equipment instead of cash. To answer a comment that the bank discriminates against older applicants, Mr. Coleby replied that older people present more risk as they die sooner than younger people. Our new Education Superintendent, Mr. Hezekiah Dean, is in charge of the 16 public schools on Abaco with three having largeSandy Point Hosts Symposium Please see Symposium Page 30Banquet Honors Long Serving EmployeesDavis and Ricardo Toote both with 22 years, Corp. Derek Ferguson with 21 years and Ms. Carmetta Roker, Ms. Vera Davis, Ms. Rosemae Davis, Ms. Barbara Williams, Const Roy Johnson, Serg. Cephas Rolle all with 20 years of service.


Page 4 The Abaconian November 15th, 2002 Housewares Plumbing Paints Electrical & Plumbing Fixtures Flooring & Roofing Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour Mon. Fri. 7 am 4 pm Sat. 7 am 12 pmTT TT T el: (2el: (2 el: (2el: (2 el: (2 42) 3642) 36 42) 3642) 36 42) 36 7-21707-2170 7-21707-2170 7-2170PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE! PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE! PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE! PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE! PRE-CHRISTMAS SALE!Merchandise For Bargain Hunters Big Discounts Bargains Galore!! See New Christmas Items 30 Electric Self-Cleaning Stove Was $1260Now $995 30 Gas Self-Cleaning Stove Was $1065Now $875 18 CU. FT. Refrigerator w/ Icemaker Was $1025Now $855 18 CU. FT. Refrigerator Was $980Now $735 10,000 BTU Air Conditioner Was $495Now $395 30 Microwave & Hood Was $745Now $495 Dishwasher Was $655Now $520 3.2 CU. FT. Super Capacity Clothes Washer Was $750Now $595 7.0 Super Capacity Clothes Dryer Was $715Now $560 7 Circular Saw Was $261 Now $209 Dual Torque Drill Was $330 Now $265 Was $220 Now $175 3 Electric Planer Was $967 Now $695 Large Jack Hammer Jig Saw Was $49 Now $39 4 Grinder Was $60 Now $48 Was $82 Now $65 Palm SanderLawn Mowers20% OFF Paint20% OFF Fishing Rods & Reels20% OFF Table Cloths25% OFF Sheet Sets25% OFF Curtains25% OFF Comforters30% OFF


November 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 5 Established 1929 OFFICIAL ROLEX RETAILER BAHAMASA Tradition of Shopping ExcellenceDrayton Pilcher Manager TT TT T el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 el: (242) 367-2473 Fax: (242) 367-2954 WATCHES JEWELLERY PERFUMES LEATHER CIGARS CLINIQUE MAKE-UP P.O. Box 20084, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas(next to Mangoes Restaurant on the Harbour)Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Barclays Bank PLC and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce have come together to become FirstCaribbean International Bank. They first announced the merger in July 2001 and it will be another 12 to 18 months before the process is complete. They are operating separately until they are fully integrated. Both the banks are solid, long established banks in the Caribbean. Now the new bank has one of the largest capital bases in the Caribbean with over US$2 billion and assets close to US$10 billion. Barclays Bank and CIBC will still be major shareholders in the new bank with each holding 45 percent of the shares. The remaining shares will be he available on Caribbean stock exchanges. The goal of the merger is to produce a strong regional bank which will be able to give improved service and help with the economic development of the area. They have 80 branches in 13 countries in the Caribbean, The Bahamas and Belize. They employ more than 3000 persons. The plans of FirstCaribbean include transforming the branches into state-of-theart financial centers which will offer many new products such as offshore mutual funds, wealth management, foreign exchange and treasury services. The specific plans for Abaco have not been announced yet. Although the official name of the banks has changed, customers will continue using Barclays and CIBC checks. All accounts and card numbers will remain the same. The way loans will be repaid will be same but checks should now be made payable to FirstCaribbean International Bank. Changes will be made slowly but both banks assure the public that they will continue to provide good service.Two Banks Are Merging Halloween Isnt Just for KidsThe staff of Bellevue Business Depot celebrates Halloween each year, entertaining their customers with great costumes. Even though they look ghoulish, they still did their jobs effectively. During off times they chased the traffic on Don Mackay Boulevard. Upcoming events at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour:Thanksgiving DinnerThursday, November 28th4 course dinner served in Anglers Restaurant $25 per person reservations requiredCraft FestivalDecember 7th and 8thA good opportunity to do your Christmas ShoppingChristmas PartyDecember 25th and 26thCelebrate the holidays with us, have Lunch and Dinner at Anglers Restaurant.New Years Eve PartyBreak the routine and join us for a combination of fine dining, elegance and amazing entertainment. Make plans for the 6th Annual Art Festivalthe last weekend of January.Call us and make a reservation: (242) 367-2158


Page 6 The Abaconian November 15th, 2002 Thanksgiving Dinnerat theHope Town Harbour LodgeJoin us on Thursday, November 28th Seatings will be at 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm A delicious four course meal SoupSoup SoupSoup SoupLobster Bisque: creamy soup with succulent lobster pieces SaladSalad SaladSalad SaladLodge Salad: Romaine & iceberg lettuce, baby shrimp, cherry tomatoes, mandarins, bacon bits, almonds with papaya chutney dressing Main CourseMain Course Main CourseMain Course Main CourseOven Roasted Turkey w ith spiced almond stuffing, savory giblet gravy & cranberry sauce. Chilean Sea Bass encrusted w ith chopped macadamia nuts. Rack of Veal with mushroom marsala wine sauce. Prime Rib au jus cooked as you like it. Your choice of Sweet Potatoes with marshmallow topping Garlic Creamy Mashed Potatoes or Spanish Rice Fresh Asparagus Spears with Hollandaise sauce. DessertDessert DessertDessert DessertPumpkin Pie Homemade Apple Pie Rum Cake $34.50$34.50 $34.50$34.50 $34.50 per person Children 6-12 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 under 6 FREEFREE FREEFREE FREE Reservations Required Phone 333-0095 VHF Ch. 16 DONT THROW AWAY YOUR EMPTY TONER CARTRIDGES.RECYCLE THEM!We refill Canon, Hewlett Packard Sharp and Xerox P.D.H. Copier Repairs Tel: 367-5363 Ph: 242-367-5363Best selection in town Christian books Bibles Gift items Bahamian books Cook books Greeting cards Gospel musicNew stock arriving weeklyShop early for Christmas!Located in the Abaco Shopping Center Hope TownBig Hill Box Car Derby Will Draw CrowdsThe fifth annual Big Hill Box Car Derby will be held on November 30 at noon at the Big Hill on Elbow Cay. This great family fun event is greatly anticipated as juniors and adults race down the big hill in a variety of carts. Two categories include Juniors for under 14 and Adults for those 14 and over. The event brings out creativity as the carts are all homemade. Races include pairing carts for speed runs and slalom timed races. The event is sponsored by Gatorade and Burns House. Gatorade is providing the trophies and drinks for the organizers to sell and Burns House is providing liquor for the committee to sell. The sale of T-shirts, food and drink will be available. Proceeds from the event go toward sporting interests on the island. Last year they helped the surfing association, the group constructing the community swimming pool and other sporting interests. In the past they have helped with equipment for the ball park. Shuttle service will be provided continually from the upper public dock to the event site.Man-O-WarBy Pat ElkinsHalloween HauntingsAunt Bea and Uncle Joe Shirley entertained the children of Marsh Harbour and Man-O-War with Halloween hauntings and treats again this year. Eerie music and swirls of fog beckoned all to enter the chamber of Halloween Horror. The entrance to the hall was guarded by a huge spider descending from her web. She would only let the very brave pass through to the terrors within. A pumpkin patch glowing with grinning jack-o-lanterns greeted the visitors and seemed to urge them onward to the next creepy display, a wall full of spiders. They were kept from pouncing on guests by two grinning life-size night roamers fresh from the grave. The couple had dressed for the occasion and his long coat and her fur hat indicated they had come from much colder climes to wander this hall. Ghosts danced from the ceiling to haunting music as ghoulish faces looked on from the walls of the long corridor. Rounding the last corner, a dangling skeleton invited guests to observe the Skeleton Ball. The lead couple of this weird waltz had adorned their bones for a party. He was sporting a jaunty rose boutonniere and seemed ready to tip his top hat to all the ladies. She wore matching flowers in her flowing locks of lustrous white hair and she smiled at all the young men with her painted lips and long-lashed eyes. Mirrors at various levels allowed guests to see how they would look had they attended the ball. At last, the tour was over. A witch with her dragon pet in attendance cackled her farewells as dangling spiders tried to get the unwary one last time. At last, safely through the flowing black curtains, children were given bags of Halloween toys. Of course, this haunting experience made one hungry and thirsty. Aunt Bea provided chips and drinks for the journey from Halloween Hall to more familiar territory. The Halloween Horror House was visited by children from Marsh Harbour on October 29. Aunt Bea chartered two ferries and some came in their own boats. Silbert Mills was on hand to video the experience and expressed his thanks for her generosity. Halloween night was for the children of Man-O-War and their guests. Over 150 people came on Tuesday and about 50 on Halloween. Aunt Bea apologized for the confusion on Tuesday, but she had no idea that so many children would want to see her Haunted House. She promised a more organized affair next year. The house was created by Aunt Bea, Pat Elkins and their helpers, Nathaniel and Candace Malone, Melissa Phillpot and Rose. Other helpers included Adrianna and Allie Phillpot. A big thank you to Linus who hooked up countless extension cords, tested hundreds of lights and generally did every technical thing needed to make the make the house come alive. Thanks to all who helped in other ways. Alas, the house has disappeared now, but I have a feeling that sometime around the end of October, 2003, we will see this house materialize again.CorrectionIn the last issue of The Abaconian, we wrote about a Man-O-War student who received a certificate for her entry in the Royal Commonwealth Society competition. Another Bahamian student who attends Mangrove Cay High School received a rating of Commended. Apologies for the omission. News of the CaysSupportCitizens Against CrimeWorking to Keep Us Safe Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 28Restaurant, Marina and BoutiqueAir-conditioned waterfront dining, or Drink and dine at the popular patio bar . Phone Restaurant 367-2366 Marina 242-367-4255 VHF Ch 16Monthly dockage Internet access Water, electricity, phones & cable TV on dockDinghy dock for customersSunday Buffet Grill 6:30 pm 9 pm Wednesday Grill & Fries night Breakfast Monday Saturday 8 10 a.m. Wide variety of bar snacks 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 10 p.m.Email: mangoes@mangoesrestaurant.comMusic by Estin & Brown Tip


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Page 8 The Abaconian November 15th, 2002 The Editor Says Immigrant Responsibilities a Two Way StreetAll About TownThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Theresa Pinder, Anita Rolle, Isobel Sherman Columnist/Graphic Artist: Timothy Roberts Contributors: Patty Basalone, Pat Elkins, Linda Henson, Sharon Kossack, Lee Pinder, Milanne (Mimi) Rehor, Georgia Williams, Nicole Williams Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: Subscribe NOW Use order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) P.O. Box 1556 Jupiter, FL 33468-1556 7,000 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $35.00 USA$45 Canada airmail $55.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Generally Speaking . .The Price of ProgressDavid RalphBy Isobel ShermanIMNo, I did not forget the apostrophe between the I and the M. IM stands for Instant Messaging, a way to communicate with someone using your computer. For those who use it, communication with those far away is cheap and instant. For parents who have children away in college it should be a must because it saves on the phone bills. Sorry, Batelco, but it is true. For me it means that I can sit at my computer and chat with my daughter. Instant Messaging is better than e-mail because you can instantly sense what the person is feeling. You simply have the Instant Messenger program in your computer sign yourself in and then you are ready to communicate with persons who are also signed in. Some nights I have the pleasure of chatting not only with my daughter but with some of her friends on computers in their dorm rooms. There are emoticons or symbols which you can click and send which show emotions. I talk to former students who are away in college as well and I even talk to friends right here on Abaco. What is great about it is that you can do it while you do other work on the computer. I have urged many parents to learn how to IM and their children have asked me to get their parents to IM them. For the kids it seems like a much better connection with home than email and just one step lower than an actual phone call. For me I can feel what kind of mood my daughter is in and sometimes the chats solve potential problems like loneliness. In fact, if each has a microphone, you do not have to type, you can talk. One of my former students was quite disappointed that I did not have a microphone. IM is here to stay and us older folks need to get with it. In many households not only is the phone taken over by the young but now the computer is, too. By the way, there is a whole new vocabulary for IM but that is for another time as I am still trying to learn it all. By S. Timothy Roberts Progress : Steady improvement, as of a society or civilization; to advance toward a more desirable form. The world is considered to be in a continual state of progress. We believe ourselves to be advancing to a more desirable state in civilization, but are we really? Technologically, we are advancing more and more rapidly year by year, but we are also producing, much to our own chagrin, more waste (garbage) problems. As environmentally conscious as we are becoming, the industrial sector seemingly shows no concern for the hazardous trash problem they are creating through the progress they are creating. Buildings, vehicles and modes of transportation, medicine and so many other things are progressing to more impressive levels with each passing year, all with wonders and worries abounding. But what is all this progress worth? Are we selling our souls, our birthright and even our children and our childrens children? What is it all worth? The indiscriminate dumping that is happening across the country is awful enough. When we look in our own backyard (Abaco), it really ought to make us upset. Aside from dealing with regular dumping issues, we as a people as well as the government ought to be investigating to find the best waste management solution for The Bahamas. Things get a bit more technical and a lot more serious when dealing with hazardous waste, though, and these are the things we need to pay more special attention to. In areas all across Abaco we have dumping of appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, televisions and computer monitors as well as vehicles, generators and other gas powered engines. These items are rarely if ever stripped of their more toxic or hazardous materials such as freon, oil, mercury, lead and more. These items are leaving their mark in the water table and some are being dumped in our waters. This garbage will over time cause damage to our health or to our tourism industry, whether because it is hazardous or because it is merely an eyesore. Take, for instance, the computer monitors and televisions that are being dumped which include hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen and cadmium.. The mercury in these display units is in the form of elemental mercury, or pure mercury, free from other elements. The most common type of organic mercury is methylmercury, a form that accumulates in the tissues of humans, fish and animals. The concentration of mercury increases as it passes through the food chain, the largest amounts being found in the larger predatory animals. Methylmercury is a toxic substance; it adversely affects the developing fetus, increasing the possibility of brain damage, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, seizures, blindness and abnormal muscle tone. If high doses of elemental or organic mercury are received, damage to the nervous system, brain and kidneys will result. Please see Roberts Page 32 Marsh Harbour is home to Pigeon Peas and the Mud, two large immigrant communities in the heart of town. Pigeon Peas is nearly full with little space for expansion. However, the neighbouring Mud has room to grow and new houses are seen regularly in the easily visible fringes. The residents there are taking advantage of our inability to enforce our own laws. These relative new-comers have exploited our indifference to their occupying marginal land. Even though the community is within two blocks of the Police station, the Immigration office and the Administrators office, we are unable to control the growth. The Bahamas is a country based on laws and most people accept this and live within the rules. These newcomers live in their own community under their own rules. They build on home sites of their choosing in the settlement. They build to their standards, not ours. They handle sanitation requirements as best they can without regard to community standards. They have stores, barber shops and other services in the community to suit their needs without regard to licensing, health or other requirements. We have accepted some responsibility for their presence by providing employment. We have not accepted any responsibility for their living conditions and have left them to their own designs. They are quite content with this system. However, sooner or later we and they must acknowledge our respective responsibilities. We erred by allowing the situation to develop to the present size. Token efforts to restrict further growth have been made over the years by different departments and citizen groups without any broad support or long term success. Some of these efforts raised the awareness level for a while but inaction left the residents to continue expanding as usual. At various times vacant houses were knocked down. But without long term effort toward compliance, new and better houses took their place. Houses under construction have been marked and workers told to cease construction. Most of these were later found to be finished and occupied. Sometimes the original mark was carefully painted around suggesting that the resident respected their new mark of distinction. Without community or government pressure there is little incentive to follow the rules. We continue to overlook their illegal community since they encroach quietly and without fanfare on government land or land with clouded ownership. We are as much at fault for allowing the situation to continue and grow bigger as they are for taking advantage of our indifference. How do we get out of this escalating situation? We want the labour they provide. Therefore, we allow the communities to flourish. The residents there want the jobs and seem content with their lifestyle. They are satisfied with their living conditions in exchange for jobs, an education and for some a chance to get to Miami. Citizens, residents and immigrants, both legal and illegal, inside and outside these communities all have responsibilities toward resolving this escalating problem. The new immigrants and the older residents living there must be reminded constantly of the temporary nature of their housing. Even while being allowed to live there, they must be aware that eventually they must leave that area. Understanding that their community is not a permanent fixture will ultimately make a solution easier to implement. This fact was recently accepted by eight to ten families who had to move their houses to clear the way for the new highway serving the freight dock. Other families may face similar dislocations as needed roads are put through the area. We (government is a large component of we) must come together and formulate one, two and five-year plans for this area. The residents there must start making similar plans. They are willing to absorb more of their kind and assist in helping them settle in. They must be prepared to accept whatever solutions are finally implemented. They or their parents came to our shores willing to put up with the unknown. That blind acceptance must be channeled or guided to our way of life. If these people are to be integrated into Bahamian society, they must learn to live with our rules and accept many Bahamian values. This will not happen to any extent without social and governmental pressure. They or their parents left Haiti for a better life. Food, housing, education and jobs with a regular payday are all a part of the better life they seek. They have mostly accomplished this goal. They have a house, food and jobs far superior to what they left in their native country. Their children are being educated. Those persons with jobs are earning decent wages, comparable to what Bahamians get. They can afford to live in a similar lifestyle to their Bahamian counterpart. Many are here permanently. But for others we are only a stepping stone on their trip to Florida. But while they are here, they learn a trade, learn to speak English and their children are educated. They learn a new way of life which allows them to blend into Bahamian or American cultures. Comparing this to the life they or their parents lived in Haiti, they have succeeded. With our indifference they will continue to expand their squatter communities. We must take advantage of their desire to a better life and encourage them to live by our laws, to come up to our standards. This will mean saving their wages, buying land and building a real house while complying with our community standards. Many central government agencies must come together with local government, the church, the private sector and representatives from the communities themselves to appreciate and enforce our community standards. It will not be easy but with every passing year, the solution becomes more difficult. It is time to start the process.


November 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 9 Why . .Receiving the Abaconian is the easiest way to keep up with all the activity on Abaco such as: # Infrastructural improvements by central government: roads, airport, docks, etc. # Phone and electric company changes # Fishing, boating & sporting activities # Immigration, taxes or duty changes # Changes to laws and regulations # Resort & hotel development # Actions by local government # Changes in airline service # New business ventures # Community eventsSubscribe TodayName Address Address City St. Postal code +Country e-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$Above subscription is a gift from: $35 USA 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas surface $20 to Abaco US$45 Canada Airmail US$55 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: PO Box 1556, Jupiter, FL 33468 1556 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasSubscribe to The Abaconian If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below. Nov 98 Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Letters to the Editor Bahamasair!Sir, I just found out that Bahamasair is no longer servicing Treasure Cay on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We are now down to ONLY one flight a day instead of the two daily flights we had . and on ONLY four days a week . .all this while Marsh Harbour has three flights a day! Unless I am missing something, someone in Nassau is trying to send a message to North Abaco that we no longer count since our representative, the former Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, is no longer prime minister. I do hope that this is NOT a political ploy, especially since so many resorts are already clamoring for more air feed to Abaco in order to fill their rooms. The Bahamas needs tourist revenue and we need to bring them in if we want their money! I have an average of three to four reservations a week that end up being cancelled after a few hours BECAUSE the clients cannot find flights or they are NOT affordable. I then suggest charters etc. but it does not always work out. Most Europeans travel thru Nassau. I was told of the cancellation when I was reconfirming flights for British clients staying at our establishment. The last time we took Bahamasair in August the flights were full. Everyone I talk to tells me the same that Treasure Cay/ Nassau flights are almost always sold out. So WHY us and not some of the less populated islands in the Bahamas? I know that Bahamasair is not solvent, BUT you do not solve the problem by cutting the flights that are full and making money while keeping the others that are not. All North Abaco citizens need to clamor for the return of daily service. It will prove VERY costly for the local economy to lose that much air feed. Sincerely yours, Nicole Fleming, Owner Coco Bay Cottages Green Turtle CayNew Illegal Immigration Must Be CurtailedDear Readers, Over the years there has been a lot of discussion within our country over the illegal Haitian situation. In the past a couple of years in particular Abaco has been front and center in its efforts to move the Haitian community off the land known as The Mud and return the land to its rightful owner. What I have found ironic, almost to the point of being amusing, is the fact that newspapers often refer to the Haitian immigration situation as a crisis, as seen in recent editions of The Guardian and The Punch Oxford dictionary defines crisis as a time of difficulty, danger or anxiety about the future. Another definition would be to reach the state when a definite decision has to be made. Now I ask, does our country treat this situation as a crisis? I dont think so. There is seemingly no sense of urgency on the part of the government or the people. In fact, a lot of Bahamian people take the stance of pro-Haitian until the problems they cause end up on their own front door. I remember some ten years ago when my former employer made the statement, Im thankful for the Haitians. They basically pay my salary singlehandedly. This was probably quite true. Still a few years later this same man was quite upset when his niece was told she couldnt enroll in her local government school, reason being that almost 2/3 of the spaces in the class had been allocated to Haitians, some of which Im sure were the product of illegal parents. Now I know the local ministers and activists who threatened to stand side by side with the Haitians in an effort to keep them in The Mud are all ready to jump down my throat. Before you start, let me state that I recognize that there are a good many decent, hard-working legal Haitians in the country. A lot of these men and women are an asset to our community and country as a whole. There area good number of Haitians with legal citizenship who have earned the rights that come along with being a Bahamian citizen. However, there is a huge number of Haitians who have not earned this right, yet act like they have and will stand against our community and country when we try to tell them otherwise. The demonstrations made by the Haitian community upon efforts to get them off the land where they have squatted illegally are a good example of this. Things have gotten out of hand, to the point where a huge nationwide effort is needed to correct the problems. But before this can happen, we all need to realize one basic principle. You cannot deal with or eliminate a problem if you continue to add to it at every turn. It just goes against logic. The government would have us believe that they are trying to control the illegal Haitians within our country, yet they continue to grant new work permits to Haitians every day. This is totally counterproductive. You cannot cut down the number of Haitians in your country if you continue to add Haitians every day. Now I know the crisis we often refer to concerns the illegal Haitians, the ones who sneak in and try to work illegally. But certain facts cannot be ignored and in this case we have to crack down on the Haitians who try to enter legally to try and control the problems. We can clearly see that the Haitian community is a close knit and family-oriented one. But consider this. A Bahamian man applies for a work permit for a Haitian man to work for him as a farm labourer. The man is granted a permit and comes to the Bahamas to work. But with him a lot of times come a wife and some kids who are almost always granted permits to reside. After they have been here awhile, they send word back home and then friends and family attempt to join them. Some do it legally, most do not. But the bottom line is that for every Haitian man that comes into the Bahamas legally you can attribute four or five more legal Haitians and probably eight to 10 more illegal ones. Im stereotyping and to the law-abiding Haitians I apologize, but history has shown us that this is what happens the majority of the time. We also have to acknowledge that the Haitians here have little to no respect for Bahamian law. A good example of this could be seen some years ago in The Mud. A police officer painted an order on the side of a partially completed house that all construction in that area was to stop. Not only did the Haitians finish the house, but they pointed over the warnings of our police force! I would be willing to bet that these criminals now have electricity and a phone in the house, granted them by our own government. But thats another topic for another time. This is the way it is, folks, like it or not. Personally, I dont. The new PLP government has promised to address the crisis of Haitian immigration by adding harsh and strict new laws. I hope they do, but they have to consider the basic principle that you cant take away and add at the same time. A concerned Bahamian The sidewalk on Queen Elizabeth Drive has been financed by Marsh Harbour businesses. Shown above is Drayton Pilcher, representing John Bull, presenting a check to Chief Councillor Mike Malone. The business community is frequently called on for donations for many community needs from church and school projects and community benefits to fund raising for needy individuals. Occasionally businesses are asked to help with shortfalls in government programs.Donations Pay for Sidewalks


Page 10 The Abaconian November 15th, 2002 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICEICE ICEICE ICE RENTRENT RENTRENT RENT ALAL ALAL AL BIKESBIKES BIKESBIKES BIKES Abaco Inn Thanksgiving Feast, November 28th Seatings: 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. S oupCurried Pumpkin & Pear Soup S aladMixed greens with roasted walnuts, cranberry and feta with our house dressing EntreesLemon Roasted Turkey with sausage stuffing and savory orange and cranberry sauce Fresh Broiled local Grouper crowned with Lobster mousse served with a classic lemon butter sauce Roast Pork Roulade with fruit stuffing with a light Dijon cream sauce Glazed Apricot Duck BreastAll the above served with a choice of Sweet Potatoes, Rice Pilaf Duchess Potatoes and Buttered Asparagus Spears Dess ertHomemade Apple Pie, White Chocolate Mousse, Creme Brulee and Snickers PiePrice: $35.00 Per PersonTel: (242) 366-0133/0333 Fax: (242) 366-0113 Website: Email: South Abaco NewsCherokee SoundBy Lee PinderA Vandal StrikesAccording to Merriam-Websters Dictionary, a vandal is one who willingly or ignorantly destroys, damages or defaces public or individual property. This definitely describes whoever took a machete and chopped, hacked and killed one immature coconut palm and seriously damaged another in a the little park area near the Long Dock. Some persons may think that one or two coconut palms dont amount to much, especially when you can find them springing up almost anywhere on the island. But it is the uncaring and lawless act that worries me. Around 10 years ago several small coconut palms were planted in the little park to replace several very old and very large trees lost to storms and erosion. Over the years it has been an uphill battle coaxing the fledglings through many storms, unintentional accidents with bicycles and other malicious acts of cruelty to the plants. Each time they were nursed back to health and again encouraged to grow and help beautify the area. However, it seems that this time they may not be able to survive. We felt it was time to bring this wicked act to everyones attention in hopes that if the vandal strikes again that someone will see them and turn them in so that they can be punished for their vile deeds. A small but very important reason why Cherokee needs a uniformed police officer in the community. These seemingly small incidents only magnify the fact that some of our young people are growing up without proper supervision, without laws and without persons of authority to encourage and enforce proper behaviour.School NewsWith Christmas less than seven weeks away the school children are already practicing for their Christmas play. A definite date has not yet been set but it will be held sometime during the week of December 15, 2002. The children always do a wonderful job and we look forward to seeing this years play with much anticipation.Its That Time of Year AgainCherokee residents are painting up, sprucing up and cleaning up and soon Christmas decorations will be put up also. It is a good thing that people want to stand out, make a good impression or just look good. Therefore, we should all keep in mind that tourists and visitors coming into our settlement have eyes to see trash along the orad. So please dont litter keep a bag or sack in your vehicles and dispose of trash responsibly in a specified trash receptacle when you reach your destination or when you get back home.Speaking of LitteringEven though we have not received the final word on moving our dump site from the mangrove area west of town to the pine forest, we trust it will be soon. However, someone from our area has already started emptying large amounts of trash just off one of the side roads, but NOT in the newly designated spot where it would eventually be controlled and periodically burned. This is an eyesore, damaging to the ecology and just plain wrong. If this person is found out, he should be made to relocate all the dumped refuse to the proper location and fined accordingly.Renovation UpdateFor our readers, many second-home residents and many others who were born in Cherokee but now living elsewhere, we continue to give these progress reports on the Old Schoolhouse to let you know what has been accomplished so far. As it stand right now all that needs to be done to complete the roof is to finish off the capping of the roof hips, which is a slow and tedious job where each piece of wood has to be fitted and shaped to individual measurements. It is anticipated that this finishing work should not take much longer. We want to again thank the long list of volunteers who continue to give of their time and labour in helping to complete this community project.A Request of BECPlease come and fix our many street lights that are not working. Hopefully, these can be repaired prior to the upcoming holidays.A Note of Warning to Ministry of Works StaffAlong the main highway from the Cherokee turn-off and presumably further south, too, there are quite a few small (approximately 12 to 24 inches) pot holes forming. Having traveled this road for many years, I feel qualified to remark that small pot holes grow very quickly into BIG POT HOLES and we hope you will repair them before they get any worse. The staff of the Sandy Point clinic were proud to show their clinic to the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health, when he visited Sandy Point on November 7. On the left is Dr. Maria Consulta who is standing next to Head Nurse Estelle Pinder. The others are Nurse Roberts, Nurse Dean and Nurse Munnings. Nurse Pinder was specific in her requests of Dr. Bethel, knowing exactly what she wanted in order to provide the best health services for her community.


November 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 11 With convenient location close to the Public DockNOW OPEN SUNDAYS 9 am 3 pmLocated on Stratton Drive Marsh Harbour, AbacoPhone (242) 367-7283 Fax: (242) 367-5767 Abaco Real Estate By Anita Rolle Work boat regattas are a great attraction throughout The Bahamas. The All Abaco Regatta has been no exception in drawing a huge crowd. The event, augmented with shore festivities including food stalls, music and bars, has become an integral part of the traditions of Abaco. This year was the final year for Senior Administrator Mr. Everette Hart as Coordinator. During the meeting on November 6 the budget figures were announced. This years regatta expenses were somewhat less than their income which gives the new com-All Abaco Regatta Elects New Officersmittee some funds to begin next years plans with. On November 6 the All Abaco Regatta committee elected a new slate of officers for the year 2003. The new board are already making plans for next years festivities, following in the tradition set by Mr. Hart. The Chairman is Mr. Jackson McIntosh, Vice Chairman Ishmael Morley, Secretary Ms. Wynsome Ferguson and Treasurer Mr. Errol Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson is already planning the first fund raising event, a steak-out for the end of November. Shown aabove is the newly elected All Abaco Regatta Committee. They are, left to right, Mr. Errol Ferguson, Treasurer, Mr. Jackson McIntosh, Chairman, Ms. Wynsome Ferguson, Secretary, and Mr. Ishmael Morley, Vice-Chairman. Methodist Church President Visits AbacoBy Isobel Sherman Mrs. Kendris Carey, President of the Bahamas Methodist Conference, visited Abaco on November 3. Mrs. Carey and her officers, Rev. Bill Higgs, Mrs. Knowles and Mr. Marvin Bethel visited Hope Town for a combined service with St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town, Epworth Methodist Church in Cherokee Sound and St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town. In addition, Mrs. Carey and her delegation visited Aldersgate Methodist Church in Marsh Harbour and Curry Methodist Church in Green Turtle Cay.Women of God Conference Will Be HeldBy Isobel Sherman The 5th Annual Abaco Women of God Conference will be held November 12-14 at Dundas Town Church of God. Sessions will be held daily at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. The guest speaker for all night sessions will be Evangelist Shoran Seay-Eiland of Tullahoma, Tennessee. Ministering during the daily sessions will be Evangelist Shirley Burrows of Eleuthera, Min. Collamae Collymore of Nassau and Ms. Val Pinder of Grand Bahama. The theme of the conference is Arise and shine for thy light has come.New St. Andrews CelebratesBy Anita Rolle Officers and members of the New St. Andrews Baptist Church in Fire Road joined in a week of celebrations marking of the fifteenth year of dedicated services for Pastor Eulin McIntosh and first lady Minister Adelina McIntosh. The week climaxed with a special service in their honour on October 13, where the guest speaker was Pastor Pedison Baillou of Grand Bahama. Rev. Baillou challenged the audience to live according to Gods Holy Word. Using the theme for the week, Positioned for a Mission he charged the clergymen present to be courageous and set godly standards in their various ministries. Cautioning them on being just, he told the clergymen, if you know that you have officers and members not living right, remove them from the pulpit until changes are made. He noted that compromising godly principles to please man can only hinder their ministry. Pastor Eulin and Minister Adelina were showered with gifts from well wishers who traveled from as far south as Sandy Point and as far away as Grand Bahama. We wish them both another great fifteen years of ministry. Church News Correction In the October 1st issue of The Abaconian we incorrectly named the man speaking to the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Cynthia Pratt. It is Mr. Eddie Albury, who is conversing with her.To Our SubscribersMany of you have not been receiving The Abaconian in a timely manner. We have now changed mailing services and expect that your papers will arrive in much better time. We appreciate you patience.


Page 12 The Abaconian November 15th, 2002 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projects District Spelling Bees BeginBy Anita Rolle The Abaco District of the Ministry of Education is once again hosting its series of District Spelling Bees. The sequence has changed a little from last year, as now grades 1 through 9 will be displaying their spelling skills. The first for the year was held on November 1 as ninth graders from four schools participated. Mr. Hezekiah Dean, Abaco District Education Officer officially declared the event open. He applauded the participants for preparing so diligently for the competition and wished them the best of luck. Ms. Felamease Sawyer, Curriculum Officer at the Ministry of Education, was pleased to announce that Burns House and Vitamalt are the trophy sponsors for this years competitions, with Mr. Barry Whiting, manager, being on hand to make trophy presentations. Winning the competition and carrying home the trophy as Ninth Grade champion was Jotario Pierre of S.C. Bootle High School. Placing second and third were Brittany Benjamin of Forest Heights Academy and Dana Albury of St. Francis de Sales School respectively. Students from Moores Island All Age School also participated.Forest Height AcademyCompetition ContinuesOctober took on a highly competitive nature at Forest Heights Academy with students from grade 7-12 vying for numerous scholastic awards. With the creation of an All Abaco Spelling Bee broken down into grade levels came the excitement of competitions in grades 7-9. Top spellers from Forest Heights include 6th graders Gavin Knowles, Danielle Higgs and Brandon McIntosh; 8th graders Christy Schaeffer, Erica Pinder and Raine Sands; and 9th graders Brittany Benjamin, Andrew Nottage and Cedric Craig. These students will compete against other Abaco schools for the honor of the best speller in their individual grades. The ninth grade competition was held on November 1st with Brittany Benjamin, former Abaco National Spelling Bee representative of 2002, bringing home the second place trophy. The eighth graders will meet on November 8 and the seventh graders on November 15. Meanwhile the 12th graders were once more proving their persuasive skills as they wrote essays to be entered n the Second Annual Police Essay Competition. Expository in form, the papers addressed a range of topics such as truancy, religion and public relations and their importance to the effectiveness of the police force. The three best essays were written by seniors Cinquetta Basden, Brittany Sawyer and Amanda Sawyer. Once again, these will be competing against other students from all over Abaco. An Awards Ceremony will be held for the presentation of the winners soon. It is important to see these young adults beginning to take an analytical look at what will soon be their responsibilities. Finally, if you happen to enter the foyer of Forest Heights, you will be greeted by the beautiful smiles of some of Forest Heights finest students. Framed photographs of the students honored for that month have been hung to honor these who have shown all the attributes that go towards achieving these honors. These students of the month are Best Senior Jillian Parotti, Most Improved Senior Brittany Taylor and Senior Sportsman Alex Muray. The junior awards were shared in all three categories with 7th grade student Jitano Farrington being chosen for Best Junior Student, Most Improved and Junior Sports person. Cheynea Turnquest was chosen as Best Junior Student, Tavin Collins as Most Improved and Illya Tinker and Andrew Charles as Junior Sports persons All of the above students are shining examples of the potential that is being nurtured not only in Forest Heights but all over Abaco, and they must be applauded as they continue to take the quality of education to an even higher level here in the Bahamas. Congratulations to all!St. Francis de SalesSenior Students Visit Grand BahamaBy Nicole Williams, 12th grade student A small group of geography students departed on October 24 on a two-day educational trip to Grand Bahama. The senior students of grades 10, 11 and 12, accompaSchool News Please see School Page 13 Fall FestivalSaturday, November 23rd, 2002At the Guana Cay SchoolStarting at 11:00 am Flea MarkFlea Mark Flea MarkFlea Mark Flea Mark etet etet et Delicious Munchies Delicious Munchies Delicious Munchies Delicious Munchies Delicious Munchies Games and PGames and P Games and PGames and P Games and P rizesrizes rizesrizes rizes FF FF F ull Ham and T ull Ham and T ull Ham and T ull Ham and T ull Ham and T urkurk urkurk urk ey Dinnersey Dinners ey Dinnersey Dinners ey Dinners Delicious Homemade Sweets Delicious Homemade Sweets Delicious Homemade Sweets Delicious Homemade Sweets Delicious Homemade Sweets RAFFLERAFFLE RAFFLERAFFLE RAFFLE Proceeds will benefit Great Guana Cay All Age School. Great Guana Cay All Age School. Great Guana Cay All Age School. Great Guana Cay All Age School. Great Guana Cay All Age School.PLEASE COME JOIN THE FUN! PLEASE COME JOIN THE FUN! PLEASE COME JOIN THE FUN! PLEASE COME JOIN THE FUN! PLEASE COME JOIN THE FUN!These students of Forest Heights Academy were honored as Students of the Month. They are, left to right, Cheynea Turnquest, Brittany Taylor, Travin Collins, Andrew Charles, Jitano Farrington,Ilya Tinker and Alex Murray. In the corner is Jillian Parotti. Winners of the Ninth Grade Spelling Bee are shown above with Mr. Barry Whiting of Burns House who sponsored the trophies. They are, left to right, Mr. Whiting, first place Jotario Pierre of S.C. Bootle High School, second place Brittany Benjamin of Forest Heights Academy and third place Dana Albury of St. Francis de Sales School.


November 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 13 K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT K & S AUT O SERO SER O SERO SER O SER VICEVICE VICEVICE VICE Automotive Accessories Full Automotive Service Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Tires and Tire Repairs Expert Mechanics Automobile Parts Oil Changes Batteries Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.Marsh Harbour Phone 367-2655 Percy Albury Owner/Manager NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sundaynied by teachers Mr. Cecil Simon and Ms. Victoria Bootle rode the ferry from Crown Haven to MacLeans Town, Grand Bahama. The purpose of the trip was to complement topics being studied and to prepare for the BGCSE examinations. Excitement hung in the air as students descended into caves, which was their first stop. Oohs and Aahs reverberated in the caves as the students observed marine life and limestone erosion in the caves. The students anticipated boarding a glass bottomed boat as most of them had never before been on such a boat. Teachers and students viewed the beautiful hotels and beaches that bordered the shoreline awaiting their destination where they would see and learn more about corals. Students listened keenly ans watched enthusiastically as they examined and learned more about different types of corals as well as a variety of fish such as sharks, yellow tail, mutton snapper, blue tang and other fish that dwell only around corals. With great delight the students witnessed a fish actually eating the coral and were given a short lecture on the making of sand and the growing of corals. A most interesting aspect of coral life viewed was the fire coral. A word of advice was issued about this coral, Never touch it. It burns for four hours in sea and 12 hours on land! On Friday the students toured the Bahamas Oil Refining Company (BORCO). Students were driven around the premises and had the opportunity to ask questions. Informative talks were given on the different machines and their operations. A tour of the laboratory allowed students to learn more about and see the different processes and chemicals used. The visit ended with a drive around Grand Bahama to examine more closely the structure of the island, its industrialized and rural areas.Teen Drinking Is AddressedBy Georgia Williams St. Francis de Sales school held its second PTA meeting on November 4, 2002. More School News SchoolFrom Page 12 China, Crystal, J ew elery, Watches & Resort WearFor every budgetChristmas Stock Now Arriving Christmas Stock Now Arriving Christmas Stock Now Arriving Christmas Stock Now Arriving Christmas Stock Now ArrivingIn Marsh Harbour beside the Boat Harbour entrance Monday Saturday 9 am 5:30 pm call 367-3191LenoLeno LenoLeno Leno xx xx x ChinaChina ChinaChina China PerPer PerPer Per fumefume fumefume fume OmegaOmega OmegaOmega Omega WW WW W aa aa a tchestches tchestches tches LladrLladr LladrLladr Lladr oo oo o FigurFigur FigurFigur Figur inesines inesines ines JeJe JeJe Je ww ww w ellrellr ellrellr ellr yy yy y Geography students from grades 10,11 and 12 of St. Francis de Sales School recently visited Grand Bahama. Here they are exploring a cave. Other activites included a trip to a coral reef in a glass-bottomed boat and a tour of BORCO oil refinery. Photo furnished by the St. Francis Thirteen effigies of Guy Fawkes were entered into the competition sponsored by the PTA of the St. Francis de Sales School. The winning Guy is shown on the left, created by Amanda, Moriah and Macy Long. They won $50 which they donated to the school. Please see School Page 14


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November 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 15 At Harbour View Marina Marsh Harbour Phone Open 11 am until. . 7 days a week Happy Hour Daily 5 7:30World Famous Grilled Food & CocktailsWild Wednesday Happy Hour 5 11 Major Credit Cards accepted C & A VC & A V C & A VC & A V C & A V ariety ariety ariety ariety ariety StorStor StorStor Stor e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink e & Soft Drink ss ss s Exclusive Distributor of NOW SELLING Gatorade, V8 Splash, Bluebird Juices, Water, Bottled and Canned SodasTel: 367-3131 Fax: 367-4190 P.O. Box AB-20948 Marsh Harbour, AbacoNext to BaTelCo & Around the corner from Solomons AbacoGuy Fawkes Is CelebratedBy Isobel Sherman On November 8 St. Frances de Sales School PTA sponsored a Guy Fawkes celebration under the theme Reigniting Guy Fawkes, a Bahamian Tradition. Students, parents and community persons were invited to make effigies of Guy Fawkes and join in watching the burning of the guys. DJ Nice SchoolFrom Page 14 These students of Central Abaco Primary School received certificates on November 7 honoring them for their academic achievements. They all had GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 during the last school year. of Radio Abaco provided the music and games, food and drinks completed the fun. A competition among the effigies resulted in first place going to Amanda, Moriah and Macy Long. In the Bahamas the celebration is accompanied by Junkanoo music and St. Frnacis upheld that tradition. The crowd was entertained by the music of the Supreme Dancers of Murphy Town. The day commemorates a historical event when Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the British House of Parliament in order to kill King James I. He was arrested before he could accomplish the deed and was tried and hung. All of this happened in 1605, long before Halloween was celebrated in the Bahamas. Ever since the Guy was hung, persons have burned him in effigy on November 5. This was a fund raising event for the PTA. Then next fund raising event will be a bike-a-thon and walk-a-thon planned for November 29.Central Abaco PrimaryAwards Ceremony Is HeldBy Anita Rolle Honor students at the Central Abaco Primary School were encouraged by Principal Eunice Mills to always strive for excellence at the annual Back to School Night held on November 7, awarding students for outstanding academic performances during the 2001-2002 school term. In attendance was District Superintendent of Education, Mr. Hezekiah Dean, who applauded the parents and well wishers for showing support of approximately 150 honor students. Mr. Dean stated, In most cases you will find that those students who do well are usually those whose parents show an interest. Honor Roll students with a grade point average of 3.00 3.7 received Honor Roll Achievement certificates. Twenty-three students with GPAs of 3.8 4.0 were placed on the Principals List and received trophies for their outstanding work.Abaco Central HighTools Were DonatedOn November 4 Mr. Mike Malone of the Rotary Club of Abaco presented a variety of tools to the Carpentry Department at Abaco Central High School. The hand tools included a skill saw, two electric drills, a palm sander, a jig saw and safety glasses as well as tape measures, squares and levels. All of the equipment was badly needed and Mr. Gareth Thomas, the carpentry teacher, is most appreciative. It should be noted that all students who sat the BGCSE Examination in Carpentry last year received As.Computer Room Is RefurbishedLast school year the PTA of Abaco Central took on the project of refurbishing the Computer Lab at the school. The lab had been vandalized a few years ago and was unusable. Under President Leonard Edgecombes leadership the PTA set out to raise funds for the project. The total cost of the materials was about $3000. By purchasing the material and using volunteer labour from PTA members, the lab was completely redone. Walls were painted, the booths resurfaced with laminate and ceramic tile was laid. On November 7 Mr. Edgecombe along More School News Please see School Page 16


Page 16 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 CONTACT THE OUT ISLAND SPECIALISTSCHRIS THOMPSON( (242) 366-0216GREG ROBERTS( Fax: (242) 366-0223 ELBOW CAY HOMES ELBOW CAY HOMES POINT OF VIEWDramatic Atlantic Ocean front property w ith views south through the chain of islands just steps away from Tahiti Beach. Main house features open kitchen, 2B/2B suite, loft w/ study/office area. Gazebo deck leads to twin master suites. Decks w/bbq area, pool, lush landscaping. Private dock slip. Fully furnished, includes golf cart and jeep. Price: $2,179,000PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSEPremier designer home on beautiful sandy beach. Features 4B/3B, large open kitchen on second floor, great decks, balcony, swimming pool.Price: $1,550,000ATLANTIC HORIZONSCustom Timber Peg ocean front home, views of Tilloo Cay and beyond. 3B/3B, spacious kitchen open to great room, large wrap around deck with pool, and private dock slip at Tahiti Beach.Price: $1,500,000 VILLA JUNKANOOCustom home in private marina community facing the Sea of Abaco. Turnkey 3B/3B, open kitchen, dining area and great room. Includes 2 dock slips, one can accommodate up to a 60 yacht.Price: $1,450,000SUNRISE BEACH HOUSELocated on one of Elbow Cays best beaches, beautifully appointed with island style antiques. 3B/2B open floor plan, with 1B/ 1B garden level apartment. Excellent rental history. Price: $755,000FANTASYGreat island home just steps away from the beach. Open floor plan, 3B/2B, great room with wet bar. Master suite upstairs offers balcony with views of the Atlantic Ocean.Price: $480,000 OTHER PROPERTIESSOLITUDE Secluded north end Elbow Cay property offers incredible views of the Atlantic and easy access to bay and ocean beaches. Split level, 3B/3B, open kitchen combines with great room. Large downstairs office can convert to fourth bedroom. Large open decks for sunning, alfresco dining. Lush landscaped grounds. Price: $635,000DORROS COVEOcean view lot. Hillside overlooking the Atlantic.Lot 110 x 200. Partially cleared for building site. Great homesite. Underground electric & telephone. Price: $151,500MARNIES CREEK Private marina community at the southern end of Elbow Cay offering acre lots with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Abaco, or both. Each lot comes with private dock slip at the marina, homesites staggered for optimal views. Starting at: $180,000LARGE OCEAN FRONT LOT110 x 259. Georgeous views! Private dock slip in Marnies Marina. Undergrund utilities (electic & phone) Price: $315,000NORTH END, ELBOW CAYLarge beach front lot with large swimming beach. Great building site Price: $353,000EAST VIEW Located on Lubbers Quarters Cay. Development faces the Sea of Abaco across from Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach. Beautiful sunrises. Each homesite comes with a dock slip at the private marina. Great investment opportunity. Starting at: $89,000 company overseeing the construction, called a meeting on October 17 to inform the shipping companies and Customs that the new warehouse would be completed by the end of the month. Mr. Mark Bell, Project Manager for American Bridge, explained that the area around the warehouse including more than 200 feet of frontage along the bulkhead was finished with the exception of the final chipand-seal paving finish. The bulkhead includes a 60-foot ramp completed and available for use. American Bridge will soon begin demolishing the current warehouse and surrounding concrete surface, which was constructed DockFrom Page 3 in the mid-1960s, and will reconstruct the entire old dock area. The new domestic warehouse and all the dock area to the east will eventually be for domestic traffic. The larger warehouse now under construction will be for international freight when completed. The entire dock will have a concrete apron of 27 feet. The remainder of the area will be paved with a chip-and-seal surface. Mr. Bell said that the new channel could be used by the end of October. Dredging has continued 24 hours a day since last November. Several areas have required dynamiting as the rock was harder than expected. The dynamiting is now completed. In order to have a controlling depth of 13 feet at low water, the dredging had to extend out 4400 feet from the turning basin, well beyond Outer Point. The dredging of the channel is complete with the remaining dredging work to be done on the turning basin. Mr. Bell explained that the company will be putting in six pairs of range markers. These will be at 900-foot intervals and will be offset from the channel by 15 feet on each side. They will be posts with reflectors.Freight Dock Is Nearing CompletionAbaco Markets has recently made changes in its management. It has created a six member executive committee which will have the responsibility to manage the various operations of the company. Its new president and chief executive, David Thurlow, will head this committee which will include one person from each of their divisions. There have been changes on its board of directors also, with several leaving positions on the board to be part of the new executive committee. Mr. Thurlow will be the only one of the executive committee to serve on the board. Mr. Lowell Albury is now part of the executive committee. Mr. Reginald Sands and Mr. Robert Pinder remain on the board of directors.Abaco Markets Makes Top Management Changes


November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 17 Abaco HardwareMon Fri 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m. to 12 NoonTel: 242-367-2170 LumberElectrical SuppliesBuilding SuppliesToolsHardwareFencingPaintsMarine ProductsAppliances PlumbingFixtures Cabinets Grills Paint Fans & Lights Tools Lumber & Plywood Windows & Shutters25% off Selected Christmas Items 1.3ghz AMD Duron 1.3ghz AMD Duron 1.3ghz AMD Duron 1.3ghz AMD Duron 1.3ghz AMD Duron 128MB SDRAM128MB SDRAM 128MB SDRAM128MB SDRAM 128MB SDRAM 40GB Hard Drive 40GB Hard Drive 40GB Hard Drive 40GB Hard Drive 40GB Hard Drive 54X CD-ROM54X CD-ROM 54X CD-ROM54X CD-ROM 54X CD-ROM 3.5 Floppy Drive 3.5 Floppy Drive 3.5 Floppy Drive 3.5 Floppy Drive 3.5 Floppy Drive 4 USB Slots4 USB Slots 4 USB Slots4 USB Slots 4 USB Slots 16MB VGA 3D Video 16MB VGA 3D Video 16MB VGA 3D Video 16MB VGA 3D Video 16MB VGA 3D Video SoundSound SoundSound Sound 56K v.90 Modem 56K v.90 Modem 56K v.90 Modem 56K v.90 Modem 56K v.90 Modem 10/100 LAN10/100 LAN 10/100 LAN10/100 LAN 10/100 LAN Speakers &Speakers & Speakers &Speakers & Speakers & MicrophoneMicrophone MicrophoneMicrophone Microphone Keyboard & Scroll Keyboard & Scroll Keyboard & Scroll Keyboard & Scroll Keyboard & Scroll Mouse Mouse Mouse Mouse Mouse 15 Monitor15 Monitor 15 Monitor15 Monitor 15 Monitor$750.$750. $750.$750. $750.0000 0000 00** ** *Call 367-2011 or visit His & Her JeansBuy a Pre-built System or design YOUR own system to suit YOUR own needs...The choice isYOURS!YOURS! YOURS!YOURS! YOURS! Custom PCs Networking PC Upgrades & Repairs Computer Accessories Prices & availability subject to change without notice. A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery Hawaiian Sea Grape, a commonly used and invasive landscape plant on Abaco By Michelle Bethell Think about this. Did you know that by planting certain plants in your yard you might be actually damaging the natural environment of the Bahamas? Choosing the wrong plants can actually have a devastating effect on wildlife, biodiversity, water resources and our coastlines. These plants are termed invasive plants. An invasive plant that is rapidly spreading across Abaco from more populated areas such as Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay and Hope Town to remote beaches and unpopulated areas of Abaco is the Hawaiian Sea Grape, also known as Scaevola. This plant, due to its hardiness and lush green leaves, is currently very popular as a landscape plant. Invasive plants are usually plants that thrive well in minimal conditions, are hard to kill, grow quickly and spread rapidly. So, of course, many persons would find Hawaiian Sea Grape great because they are so easy to grow, easy to propagate, etc. Hawaiian Sea Grape, though, is creating a sad situation for those who care about the Bahamas. It is rapidly spreading, creating thickets along our coastlines, competing with and killing our native plants and changing the look and feel of our beaches. I have seen Hawaiian Sea Grape taking over, all on its own, because the seeds or fruits drop into the water from peoples yards and drift up on our beaches elsewhere. I have witnessed it displacing Sea Oats, Sea Lavender, Inkberry, mangroves and numerous other plants on Abaco. Sea Oats and other beach plants act to stabilize our beaches from erosion. When large areas dominated by one type of plant of Hawaiian Sea Grape displace our native plants, we have lost the variety and genetic diversity of our native beach vegetation. Having a single form of vegetation increases the possible loss of our beaches through erosion if the invading plant is inflicted by disease, all the plants die and leave nothing to protect the beach. We still do not know the effect that Hawaiian Sea Grape may have on our Bahamian wildlife on land such as birds, crabs, lizards or on fish nurseries when they take over mangroves or other wetland areas. Other invasive plants such as Brazilian Pepper (also known as Christmas Holly and Bahama Holly) and Casuarina (a.k.a. Australian pine) were introduced to the Bahamas years ago as landscape plants. It took years for scientists and many locals to finally understand their negative effect on our environment. Brazilian Pepper spreads into wet areas and well fields and soaks up enormous amounts of water, a valuable resource on small landmasses such as islands. Casuarinas are known to chemically displace other plants along our coastlines, increasing the likelihood of beach erosion during storms and prevent sea turtles from nesting. Too many of us take our natural landscape for granted. We often overlook the beauty of our native trees and shrubs because they are so familiar to us. These native plants make better landscaping solutions in the long run.Make a Difference By Choosing the Right LandscapingThey require less water once established, they hold up better in storms due to their natural flexibility, many can deal with high amounts of salt and the list goes on. Our native Sea Grape and Silver or Green Buttonwood are good alternatives to Hawaiian Sea Grape. Wax myrtle, a salt tolerant variety of Cocoplum, Neckplace Pod and Bay Cedar are also good, salt-tolerant, shrubby substitutes for Hawaiian Sea Grape. There are many bushes and trees which are very salt tolerant and some produce beautiful flowers. Remember, however, that not all exotic plants are problems: Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, Plumbago, Oleander, Liriope, Ixora, Crotons are not known to be invasive. The best solution is to research the plants you plan on using before you plant them. Much information is available on the Internet or ask your landscaper for a non-invasive or native alternative. If you already have planted Hawaiian Sea Grape, PLEASE REMOVE IT especially if you have it planted by a seawall or beachfront where the fruits can be washed or dropped into the sea. In the meanwhile, remove and destroy the fruits whenever you see them so that this plant does not continue to spread. If you wish to help make a difference, Friends of the Environment is organizing Beach Days to remove Hawaiian Sea Grape and young Casuarinas which are springing up on our beaches. For further information please call Lory Kenyon 366-0121 or Erin Pagliaro at 367-5358. Hawaiian Sea Grape or Scavola is a common plant that tolerates salt and adverse conditions. However, it is very invasive and will eventually crowd out native plants which are much better suited to our situation. It propogates easily and is spreading rapidly thoughout Abaco.


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Page 20 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Fridges Freezers Satellites TVs Stereos Phones Home Appliances Car Stereos/Amps Speakers Abaco Distributors Ltd. Ph: (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-3042SALES SERVICES REPAIRS AND ACCESSORIES MONTHL Y SPECIALS Washer X-Large $529.00 20 Gas Range $399.00SPECIALS GOOD WHILE SUPPLIES LAST AA AA A vailable atvailable at vailable atvailable at vailable atFull Range of Reliable Johnson & Advanced Evinrude 2 HP thru 250 HP Motors in Stock at Lower than U.S. Prices Ask about our TWO YEAR WARRANTY Full Range of Johnson & Evinrude Parts in Stock Factory Trained Mechanics & Reliable ServiceDOLPHIN MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4262 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour 242-367-2703 ISLAND MARINE Parrot Cay 242-366-0282 SEA HORSE MARINE Hope Town 242-366-0023 ROBERTS MARINE Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4249 Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Transportation & Logistics Services Freight Forwarding Ship Agencies Cargo management Consulting Services \000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000\000)59()59()59()59()59()59()59()59()59()]TJ /TT8 1 Tf -0.0105 Tc -0.0676 Tw 12.2 0 0 12.2 416.64 505.32 Tm (For more information:Tel:242-367-2089 242-367-2530 P.O. Box AB 20485, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Visit our office on the front streetOne call does it allARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS By John Hedden The Minister of Agriculture was interviewed by the Nassau Guardian via telephone and reported in that journal on the 15th October 2002, with the caption: Gray on FTAA: Farmers should have little to worry about. Further, the Guardian reported statements made by Mr. Gray which were both confusing and conflicting at times. viz: a) The minister explained that The (Bahamas) Government at the end of the day will not have fully signed onto the FTAA agreement. And that agriculture is so international, it may be difficult not to sign on. b) The Ministers vision of agriculture is that by 2005 when FTAA is scheduled to take effect . . our people would have gone into such large scale production . we wont need to sign onto the FTAA. c) The Minister explained that education is the key to removing any general concerns . And that a task force is presently being appointed to educate the Bahamian public on the effects of FTAA and WTO. He said that in the next year or two there will be mass education exercises. As I understand the premise of the FTAA: Open trading without hindrance or preferential treatment to the movement of goods and services between member countries must occur. The FTAA schedule calls for negotiations toward the agreement, being presently ongoing, to be completed in the next few months so that a draft of the final agreement may be drawn up and then ratified by all member states for the 2005 deadline. Unfortunately, the Bahamian agricultural community is largely unaware of either the timetable or the proposed removal of barriers to free trade and what they entail. The Bahamian farmer needs to know now what is being negotiated on his/her behalf, and this calls for transparency on the part of the Ministry of Agriculture. Further the agricultural community needs to be both educated and involved in the terms and conditions of the FTAA and how they are to be applied. In other words the Ministry of Agriculture must open dialogue with the farmers, and stop using the system of patronage that presently exists. The reality of farming as it presently exists in the Bahamas is that unless Bahamian Government intervention is applied in the form of protective import duties and embargoes, the cost of labour and infrastructure (e.g.: energy) is so high that Bahamian farm products are uncompetitive in the marketplace. Even this is no guarantee as demonstrated by the proposed closure of Gladstone Farms in the coming weeks. Lastly, I would like to point out that the Ministers vision of large scale agricultural production in the Bahamas by 2005 is not going to take place without establishing an agri-Agriculture Must Be Protected by GovernmentVV VV V iewpointiewpoint iewpointiewpoint iewpointcultural policy framed in proper zoning and with access to farm land, education of the players and realistic Government support and dialogue of and with the farming community. The goal of standards, quality, production and price do not appear out of thin air. The time to begin is now, not in the next year or two. Otherwise we may in fact have no agricultural enterprise in the Bahamas by the time the FTAA comes into effect. PROPERTY FOR SALE Developed property located in the Spring City Subdivision Lot #29 (approx. 75 x 125) Appraised Value $90,000 Partially developed property located in Murphy Town a portion of Lot #70 (a corner lot situate at the intersection of South Side Road and S.C. Bootle Highway, Southwardly of Muphy Town approx. 1 acre) Appraised value $30,000 Submit bids in writing to Royal Bank of Canada, Marsh Harbour Branch, P.O. Box AB 20417 to the attention of Ms. Joyce L. Coleby or Mrs. Sylvia Z. Poitier


November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 21 Building Materials Windows & Doors Flooring & Roofing Bathroom & Kitchen Cabinets Plumbing Fixtures Paints Lighting Fixtures Electrical Items Hand & Power Tools Garden Supplies & MoreClose to the Port Deliveries ArrangedPhone 561-627-9555 Fax 561-625-33663860 N. Lake Blvd. Lake Park (West Palm Beach)Call for your free catalog By Anita Rolle The Cancer Society of Abaco in celebrating Cancer Awareness Month, offered free cancer testing at three government clinics. Sandy Point, Marsh Harbour and Coopers Town Clinics were a bevy of activity as record numbers showed up to take advantage of the free prostate exams, breast exams and pap smears. A record 253 persons participated, 129 at Marsh Harbour, 26 at Sandy Point and 98 at Coopers Town. The free clinics are an annual effort and response from persons this year proves that little by little persons are becoming more concerned about this killer disease. Of the 253 test preformed there were a few persons found to have problems which were not necessarily cancer related. Such persons were given referrals for second testings. The process was simple. A registration card was filled out with a few simple questions, and you waited for your turn to be seen. According to Mr. Hugh Cottis, President of the Society, on the registration card there was a question of how persons found out about the testing. More than 50 percent answered Radio Abaco. For this Mr. Cottis and the Cancer Society would like to say a big thank you to Mr. Silbert Mills and the Radio Abaco team. The medical team worked tirelessly throughout the day until the last patient was seen. Incidentally, all were working on a voluntary basis three visiting doctors from Nassau Dr. Ronald Knowles, Dr. Alfred Roy, Dr. Felix Omar, Nurse Peggy Cooper, staff of the three local clinics and members of the Abaco Cancer Society. Staff and doctors at the Coopers Town Clinic were treated to a lunch prepared by Chef Jeffrey Cooper of Fire Road. The Cancer Society of Abaco is an active non-profit organization. The group assists cancer patients with airfare for receiving treatment, approximately $5,000 being spent annually. They raise this money with cookouts, maintain information stations and make every effort to increase awareness. Prostate cancer has been determined to be the leading cancer killer in men, and as with any disease early detection is the key. However, the disease can spread any part of the body and if left untreated, could attack other parts of the body. Another form of cancer which is becoming very rampant in the Bahamas is skin cancer. Though the sunshine can be very enjoyable, it can also be very injurious. Skin cancer can be detected in the form of warts or discolorations. Children especially should be well covered when going into the sun to limit their exposure to the suns rays. The Abaco Cancer Society is encouraging regular check-ups and regular testing for men and women. Prostate exams, pap smears, breast exams and PSA testing should be done annually, and these facilities are available at the Government clinics. Self-test Breast exams have also been proven to be beneficial. To have your questions answered on cancer, and early detection, contact your local clinic, or any member of the Abaco Cancer Society.Abaco Cancer Society Holds ClinicsCancer Society Raffle WinnersThe cancer Society has an annual raffle. This year the drawing was held on October 26. The winners are asked to collect their certificates for merchandise from Dr. McWeenys office in Marsh Harbour. Caribbean Cruise Tania Duncombe Round Trip to Florida Tom Glassware Andy Cash Bluff House din ner Floyd Lowe Two nights Different Ruth Russell Childs Scooter Luke McIntosh Nippers Lunch Roy Cash $100 Gift Cert. Michelle/Mathew Key Perfume set Lavon Albury Eelectric Iron Luke McIntosh Mini Downrigger L & M Innocent $100 Gift Cert Lowell Albury Computer desk Alex Roberts Snorkel trip Gaylene McIntosh Handbag Shevaun Davis 10 pounds crawfish Iris Pinder $100 gift certificate George Riviere Printer/calculator Leslie Fouse 19" TV Shannon Thompson Laines Kurls & KutsA Unisex SalonMatrix, Paul Mitchell and Nexus Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Mon. Sat 9 am 5 pm Phone 367-3623 Located in Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza Memorial Shopping Plaza


Page 22 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 A DIVISION OF ABACO MARKETS LTD. Complete Grocery Line Choice Meats Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Dairy Products & Frozen Foods Famous Brand NamesTreasure Cay Shopping Center Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 365-8350 Fax: (242) 365-8352 Open 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru SaturdayWe may be small but we carry it all!FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE WE CARRY TREASURE CAY mini-market mini-market Fredericks AgencyBahamas Custom Brokers Import & Export Air & Sea Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay & Green Turtle CayP.O. Box AB-20468, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Alburys TruckingUPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco UPS Agent for Abaco Direct flights to & from Miami 3 pm deadline to send parcels Tel: 242-367-2333 Fax: 367-3136 As reported to The Abaconian On October 9 a Dundas Town resident reported that, sometime between October 3 and 8, someone removed a component of his satellite dish. He has requested police action; police have one suspect at this time. Two police officers were assaulted by a suspect on October 10 on Walkers Cay. They were acting on information given in regards to suspected drug possession. No drugs were found, but the officers brought the accused in to answer charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, obscene language, disorderly behavior and causing harm. Someone reported that the alarm on A & K Liquor Store was activated on October 11. An officer arrived at the scene in time to observe a smashed glass door and a suspicious vehicle leaving the area. The officer followed the vehicle and arrested two men for shop breaking and stealing, one of which had glass splinters on his person. Police searched and found a suspected quantity of cocaine on one of them. A Marsh Harbour resident reported that, sometime between October 6 and 10, someone stole his papers for permanent residency, valued at $500. The resident reported no signs of a break-in. Someone broke into the main office of Abaco Central High School on October 13. A cash tin was stolen containing $50. A resident of The Mud reported being assaulted on October 13. She was approached by a man who attacked her, hitting her about the body. She was taken to the doctor, then sent to Nassau for treatment as she is four months pregnant. Someone entered the Marsh Harbour Airport Lounge and Bar sometime between October 13 and 14 and stole a satellite card valued at $200. A resident of Blackwood reported on October 14 that someone entered his residence and stole a briefcase containing almost $500 in cash. A Murphy Town woman reported on October 14 that someone removed her handbag from her bedroom. It contained $130 in cash. A Mount Hope woman reported that her sons 5 HP Nissan boat motor was stolen from his boat between October 9 and 11. A resident of Fox Town reported on October 15 that between October 11 and 15 someone attempted to break into the Batelco Office in Fox Town. On October 15 an officer arrested a resident of Fox Town in reference to the wounding of another Fox town resident. The suspect was charged and a court date set for October 18. A Dundas Town woman reported on October 16 that someone broke into her residence and stole $165. in cash. A Murphy Town man reported on October 18 that he was attacked outside Burns House Ltd. by a man known to him on sight as an Exuma resident. The man struck him on the right hand and right side of his face with the side of a bottle. He was seen at the Government Clinic and discharged. A Dundas Town woman was taken to the Marsh Harbour Clinic on October 18 for a suspected overdose on medicine tablets. She was taken to Nassau for treatment. A Murphy Town woman reported on October 19 that she was struck on the face by a man from Dundas Town while standing outside of Dusk-Til-Dawn take-away. She was sent to the clinic for treatment. Sometime between October 18 and 19 someone smashed the glass door and stole $60 in coins and two items valued at $57 from Corner Value in Marsh Harbour. A Dundas Town man reported that he was approached and threatened on October 19 by a man armed with a knife. A Marsh Harbour man reported on October 19 that a man he knew attempted to stab him with a knife. He was arrested. A Marsh Harbour woman heard a noise outside her home on October 19. She saw a man jump the fence and flee. Officers searched the surrounding bushes, discovered and arrested a man. A man broke into and entered a bathroom at the Conch Inn Marina on October 20. Someone entered Mackerels Restaurant sometime between October 20 and 21 and stole a cash register valued at $540. A Dundas Town woman reported that sometime between October 20 and 21, someone damaged the four tires on her Mitsubishi Eclipse and left a note containing a death threat. The car was parked at her residence. Abaco Tug & TransportTug & Barge Work Available for Charters Sand & Rock Deliveries Container & Building Material DeliveriesMarine Construction & DevelopmentBoulders Dock & Sea Wall Construction Hi Tide Boat Lifts Dredging Excavation Land Clearing Trenching Drilling BlastingOn the waterfront at the end of the Key Club Road P.O. Box AB20285, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone 367-5205 / 367-5206 Fax 367-4018Police Report It Pays toAdvertise inThe Abaconian


November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 23 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. Florida KeysRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . 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CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour frontBy Theresa Pinder On October 24 a delegation from the Special Olympics Bahamas organization came to Abaco to hold a promotional session. Held at the Every Child Counts Learning Center, a variety of people attended including parents, volunteers and teachers from the Every Child Counts program and others interested in learning more about the proposal of hosting such a program here. The delegation from the Outreach Committee of Special Olympics Bahamas included Andrew McFall, who heads the Outreach Committee, Amanda Moncur, the National Director for Special Olympics Bahamas, and two volunteers. The group was here to spread awareness of what the Special Olympics actually is and to promote the possible integration of Abaco into the Special Olympics Bahamas program. Since 1978 Special Olympics Bahamas has been providing those needing special education services with an opportunity to explore their potential through a variety of sports. Although concentrating on developing skills, physical ability and fitness through participation through sports, the Special Olympics affords athletes and their families something greater invaluable support for each other and access to expert resources for issues that arise. Participation in the Special Olympics programs and competitions help the athletes to gain better self confidence, valuable skills, an increase in self respect and awareness. The motto of Special Olympics is Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt This reflects the programs dedication that the entire process is important; the experience gained by participating in training and competitions itself is valuable. The exposure alone gained by the athletes is extremely valuable. They are given the opportunity to compete in various competitions in their regions, nationally and some athletes even represent the Bahamas on an international level at the World Games held every four years. A group of over thirty athletes will be attending the 2003 World Games next year in Dublin, Ireland. The idea of beginning a Special Olympics program for those in need here was well received; members of the Special Olympics Bahamas Outreach program will return sometime around the middle of November or the beginning of December to hold a two-day coaching clinic for potential volunteer coaches for the sports. A group from the Special Olympics program in Nassau visited the Every Child Counts program in Marsh Harbour to develop closer ties and to encourage participation in their programs in Nassau. Special Olympics allows children to compete and develop who would not normally be able to compete. The group shown above are, left to right, Chandra Forbes and Seeta Arangill-Roberts, both volunteers, and Amanda Moncur, National Director, who was the main speaker.Delegation Promotes Special Olympics A group of people is interested in raising money to construct a bowling alley. Land is available beside the RND cinemas and a person has been identified to run the operation. The group is suggesting a 10-lane operation perhaps with a game room. Since there will be no alcohol allowed, they anticipate that churches and schools will develop leagues and perhaps there will be interest among the second home owners. The proposal is to form a company, issue shares and raise about $1 million to build the alleys properly. The owner of the land would be compensated with shares in the company and the group is hoping that a lawyer will be willing to do the legal work in return for shares. The shareholders would elect a board of directors and officers. Spanish Wells formed a company when their power plant burned down and again with their food store burned down. A similar corporation could be formed to build a bowling alley in that same format. The thrust of the project is not to make money for the shareholders but to give a healthy and wholesome sport to the community. If you are interested, call Ruth Pinder at 367-3995. A public meeting will be organized if there is enough interest.Group Asks for Bowling Support


Page 24 The Abaconian November 1st, 2002 Marsh Harbour Boat Yard Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat LiftServices include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Mechanical repairs Well stocked marine store (incorporating Triple J Marine Store)For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: Thanksgiving Dinnerat theHope Town Harbour LodgeJoin us on Thursday, November 28th Seatings will be at 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm A delicious four course meal SoupSoup SoupSoup SoupLobster Bisque: creamy soup with succulent lobster pieces SaladSalad SaladSalad SaladLodge Salad: romaine & iceberg lettuce, baby shrimp, cherry tomatoes, mandarins, bacon bits, almonds with papaya chutney dressing Main Course Main Course Main Course Main Course Main CourseOven Roasted Turkey w ith spiced almond stuffing, savory giblet gravy & cranberry sauce. Chilean Sea Bass encrusted w ith chopped macadamia nuts. Rack of Veal with mushroom marsala wine sauce. Prime Rib au jus cooked as you like it. Your choice of Sweet Potatoes with marshmallow topping Garlic Creamy Mashed Potatoes or Spanish Rice Fresh Asparagus Spears with Hollandaise sauce. DessertDessert DessertDessert DessertPumpkin Pie Homemade Apple Pie Rum Cake $34.50$34.50 $34.50$34.50 $34.50 per person Children 6-12 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 $12.50 under 6 FREEFREE FREEFREE FREE Reservations Required Phone 333-0095 VHF Ch. 16 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 Great Guana CayS. C. Bootle High SchoolVibrant Sports ProgramBy Anita Rolle S.C. Bootle High School has a dynamic sports program for this school year, which most recently includes a 40-member tennis club. Head of the tennis program, Mr. Clifton Howell, says that the students are very excited about the sport. They are eager to learn and anxious to show off their skills. The club first started without any type of equipment so the students spent the time the theoretical area of the sport. Last month Mr. Bobby Russell donated 14 tennis rackets and a bucket of tennis balls to assist with the program at the school. Mr. Russell wanted to make a contribution to the school (of which he is a former student) and was delighted when he spoke with Mr. Howell, who informed him of the vast tennis interest Sports News there. Though the school is presently without a tennis court, the need for one is there. Building one will be a goal for the future. For the time being, hitting balls against a wall will have to suffice. Construction of a wall at the rear of the basketball court is being considered which will serve two purposes, a practice wall for tennis and a barrier to unwanted intruders who frequently enter the school premises. Mr. Howell and the school are extremely proud of the donation by Mr. Russell, Im excited, the students are excited, so we can only grow from here. The physical education department holds weekly raffles as a fund raising effort for the department and to assist in the establishment of yet another club, cycling. Randy Pinder, center, of the sponsoring firm Bristol Cellars presents the Summer League trophy to the winning dart team captain, Donald Burrows, right, of the Big Boys team. The awards presentation was held at Seashells Restaurant but the 12-week summer tournament was held at the C & G Restaurant. According to Malcolm Spicer, Secretary of the Abaco Darts Association, (left in photo) darts is a serious sport in the Northern Bahamas. It is the largest team sport in the Bahamas with approximately 75 teams and 1,000 players. Darts Trophy Is Awarded Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island


November 1st, 2002 The Abaconian Page 25 AA AA A AA AA A AA AA A Carbonless Forms Office Stationary Flyers Certificates Tickets Brochures Photo Scanning Wedding/Funeral Programs Business Cards Envelopes Menus Labels Laminations ...MoreMonday Friday 9 am 5 pm Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@oii.netWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote, 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE FREE QUOTE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 5% OFF ALL ENGINES SELECTED MODELS 20% OFFOctober Thru NovemberDistributers of MERCPANGA BOATSPh: (242) 367-2326 (242) 367-5960Call it it performance!ITS JUST SOMETHING YOU GET MORE WITH A MERCURYMERCURY...THE WATER CALLS! Quiet Cruising Smoke Free Clean Running Ultra Smooth Ronowned Reliability Fast Starting Durable Great TrollingAs reported to The Abaconian October 9 Three residents of Marsh Harbour and The Mud pleaded guilty to conspiracy and uttering of a false document. The matter was adjourned to November 6 pending a probation report from social services. Two residents of Murphy Town were charged for stealing a boat from Man-O-War Cay. The matter was adjourned to November 6. A Hope Town resident was found guilty of drug possession and was fined $9,000. A resident of Murphy Town was charged with drug possession. The matter has been adjourned to October 30. October 10 A resident of Sandy Point allegedly assaulted a man with a deadly weapon. The matter has been adjourned to November 11. A Murphy Town resident was fined $50 for driving without a rear light burning. A Marsh Harbour resident was charged with housebreaking. The matter has been adjourned to November 11. A resident of Crown Haven, previously charged with shop breaking, was acquitted as the witness was unable to confirm the identity. October 16 The case regarding the incest in Hope Town has been adjourned to November 14 for one final witness, and then the prosecution will close. A resident of Moores Island was charged with drug possession. The matter has been adjourned to November 13. A Murphy Town resident was charged with unlawful sexual conduct. The matter has been adjourned to November 6. October 17 21 The preliminary inquiry into the murder of Canadian Marcia McKenzie in Sandy Point by a 17-year-old youth was held. Twenty-two witnesses were heard. On October 21 the magistrate determined that sufficient evidence had been gathered to charge the youth with murder. The matter was committed to the Supreme Court for trial.Court Report By Theresa Pinder On October 23 the preliminary inquiry for the kidnaping of businessman Floyd Sawyer took place in continuation of the arraignment that took place on August 26. Two prosecutors came from the Attorney Generals Office to help with the case, Mr. Cumberbach and Ms. Wilkinson, who joined prosecutor Inspector Stephen Adderley. The prosecutors made an application to serve a voluntary bill of indictment on the behalf of the Attorney Generals Office. As a result of this, the matter involving the kidnaping will bypass the preliminary stage and will go directly to the Supreme Court in Nassau. The charges concerning the firearms have been separated from the charge of kidnaping and will be addressed at the Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour. This matter has been adjourned to December 11 when Renardo Ricardo Major, Robert Edward Reckley and Frankie Bethel will return to enter their pleas concerning these separate charges. Until such time, the accused have been remanded in custody to Her Majestys Prison in Nassau. On the morning of the preliminary inquiry Mr. Bethels wife, Cindy, was also taken into custody and charged with possession of an unlicenced firearm and possession of ammunition, both charges concerning the presence of a firearm found in the house. She will be charged jointly with the accused on December 11. However, she was granted bail and released.Preliminary Inquiry Was Held for KidnappingAbaco PAbaco P Abaco PAbaco P Abaco P rint Shoprint Shop rint Shoprint Shop rint Shop


Page 26 The Abaconian November 15th, 2002 (first of a series) By Linda Henson Growing up in Indiana, our family occasionally had visitors who had traveled to Florida or the islands and brought back a true wonder of the sea. The Queen Conch shell was a thrill to behold, a treasure no one in my small circle had ever seen. We were told, If you hold it to your ear, you can hear the sound of the sea. And all it took was that one suggestion to send my mind off to the distant shores. I could envision sand dunes and salt water and wondered how the sound of the surf could be trapped inside such a beautiful pink china-like form so far from the ocean. Of course, I didnt know what the surf sounded like, but since these authorities said it was the sea, I never questioned it. Growing up so far inland, I never dreamed that I would one day live in the land of the conch. Since coming to Abaco, my love for the beautiful shell and its edible contents has grown immeasurably. I have been awestruck at the mounds of shells lying pink in the sun where fishermen have harvested the delectable creature that lives inside the coiled chambers. One day as I was exploring along the shores in Dundas Town, I came upon an area filled with piles of conch shells. Late afternoon seems to be a good time to take a drive along the water and stop to pick through the shells for the most unusual or for the shell with the deepest color. When I visit the conch graveyards, I realize how many of the beings have given their lives for our populations consumption. According to the Internet, Conch (pronounced konk) is a common name for the large marine snails. They are gastropod mollusks, the most commercially important of which are in the family Strombidae. The specific species we are concerned with is the queen, or pink-lipped conch, Strombus gigas which can be found here in the warm waters of the Bahamas. The operculum, which is the covering of the shell opening, is a claw-like structure the conch uses to dig into the sand and push itself along the bottom. They are plant eaters and can live as long as 25 years if they can evade the eyes of the local fishermen. Conch is the second best known edible snail, the first being escargot from Burgundy, France. Conch has been a popular food source throughout the Caribbean since the time of the Arawak Indians, before Christopher Columbus. Conch is still an important food source for the Bahamas. It is illegal to take them live in U.S. waters where they are an endangered species; but the waters of the Bahamas are still a good source. Ive heard that it has a nickname of hurricane ham. The Arawaks carved the spiral shells into various tools, musical horns and ceremonial objects; conch-horn blowing contests are still held throughout the Caribbean. An Abaconian artisan recently began forming the shells into bowls with a small spoon made of the same. One of the Hope Town shops has made them available for purchase; it seemed that this would be a nice keepsake representative of the islands so I have one on my coffee table. Conch meat has a mild, sweet clam-like flavor but is extremely tough and must be pounded or marinated in lime juice to tenderize it before cooking. Some of the most common uses are for conch fritters, conch chowder, cracked conch, conch steaks and marinated raw conch salad. In future articles we will examine the many versions of these dishes and interview some of the local cooks who prepare them.Food for Thought: The Queen of the SeaArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties9 hse + 365-4465 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties13 + 365-4234 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ria-Mar Rentals5 + 365-6241 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Elbow Cay Prop 43 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 22 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 50 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Island Colours + 366-0290 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key30 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hue 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Ria-mar Rentals9 + 365-6241 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 3650083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576 Web sites giving general information + agents who have multiple cottages and houses Well Done Well Done Well Done Well Done Well DoneWaterWater WaterWater Water MakersMakers MakersMakers MakersWell Done carries a complete line of Reverse Osmosis Desalinators. 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November 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 27 Emergency ServicesPolice (Marsh Harbour) 367-2560 Marsh Harb. Volunteer Fire Dept.367-2000 Hope Town Volunteer Fire Dept.VHF Ch 16 Trauma One Ambulance Service367-2911 Dundas Town Fire Dept.367-2935 or 4935 Bah Air Sea Rescue AssocVHF 16 or 366-0282 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock .........................................................$12.00 + $3 Abaco Beach Hotel through Golden Harvest....$10.00 + $3 Dove Plaza to Stop Light ...................................$10.00 + $2 Western Auto ......................................................$ 6.00 + $2 Gov. freight dock throug h Dundas Town...........$10.00 + $3 Murphy Town or Pelican Shores........................ $14.00 + $4 Eastern Shores or Spring City ...........................$15.00 + $4 Gov. Clinic ..........................................................$ 6.00 + $3 Snake Cay .......................................................$35.00 + $10 Treasure Cay B ................................................$55.00 + $ 5 Casuarina Point ...............................................$60.00 + $10 Airport Treas. Cay B ......................................$65.00 + $ 5 Bahama Palm Shores .....................................$70.00 + $10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ..............................$80.00 + $10 Crossing Rocks .............................................$100.00 + $10 Sandy Point ................................................... $135.00 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Abaco Beach Hotel through Wally s...................$ 2.00 + $2 Jib Room .............................................................$ 5.00 + $2 Stop Light or Dove Plaza ....................................$ 6.00 + $3 Government Freight Dock ..................................$ 7.00 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance................$ 9.00 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour No children under three years to be charged. Uncaged pets will be charged as passengers Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf Boards $3.00 ea. Between Northern Abaco Airport and: Treasure Cay, Bahamas Star, or Moxy................$14 + $6 Bronks or Highway Liquors ..................................$10 + $5 Sand Banks ..........................................................$20 + $5 Joes Creek ..........................................................$35 + $5 Black Wood ..........................................................$14 + $5 Fire Road ..............................................................$25 + $5 Coopers T own.....................................................$30 + $5 Cedar Harbour ......................................................$45 + $5 Wood Cay .............................................................$50 + $5 Mount Hope ......................................................... $55 + $5 Fox Town ..............................................................$60 + $5 Marsh Harbour or Crown Haven ..........................$65 + $5 Marsh Harbour Round T rip................................... $85 + $5 TC Hotel to Marsh Harbour ....................................$55 + $5 TC Hotel to Joe s Creek .........................................$25 + $5 TC Hotel to Sand Bank ...........................................$16 + $5 TC Hotel to Moxey ..................................................$10 + $5 TC Hotel to Bronks...................................................$7 + $5 From TC Hotel to All Areas N. of T.C. Airport Add $10 W aiting Time $12 Per Hour Air Lines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau & Moores Island ...................367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale ................................... 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale ...............................367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau........................................... 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Bch ...........................367-3415 Golden Airlines Ft. Lauderdale.................... 954-359-8020 Island Express Ft Lauderdale ...........................367-3597 Lynx Air International Ft. Lauderdale ..........954-772-9808 Major Air Service Freeport .................................367-4826 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale .................................... 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch .......................367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ...............367-4852 Abaco Air Charters ..............................................*367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters ......................................... *367-2089 Local charter companies serving S.Florida and within the Bahamas Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Marina 75....F....353-1252 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes...................29......F....367-2366 Port of Call................24......F....367-2287 Abaco Yacht Haven....7..............367-3079 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................24......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Guana Beach Resort22......F....365-5133 Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats coming from U.S. can clear Customs at Walkers Cay, Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Medical Services Marsh Harbour Abaco Medical Clinic....................367-4240 Abaco Family Medicine................367-2295 Government Clinic........................367-2510 Coopers Town Gov. Clinic....365-0300 Green Turtle Cay Gov. Clinic365-4028 Hope Town Gov. Clinic............366-0108 Sandy Point Gov. Clinic..........366-4010 Treasure Cay Corbett Clinic...365-8288 Dive ShopsMarsh Harbour Dive Abaco ............................................ 367-2787 Abaco Beach Dive Center..................... 367-4646 Hope Town Daves Dive Shop.................................. 366-0029 Froggies................................................ 366-0024 Treasure Cay Treasure Divers ..................................... 365-8465 Treasure Cay Adventures .......................365-8111 Green Turtle Cay Brendals Dive Shop ..............................365-4411 Green Turtle Divers ...............................365-4271Guana Cay Dive Shop ...................365-5178Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop ...................365-6013 Rentals Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals.............................367-2655 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4656 Donnies Boat Rentalss.....................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Guana Cay Cart Rentals...................365-5016 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals.................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Daves Dive Shop Boat Rentals........366-0029 Hope Town Cart Rentals...................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749 Tours & Excursions Marsh Harbour Abaco Outback by kayak................367-5358 Abaco Beach Dive Center.................367-4646 Dive Abaco........................................367-2787 Hope Town Froggies by excursion boat.............366-0431 Treasure Cay Abaco Adventures by kayak............365-8749 Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless notedAlburys Ferry ServiceMarsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute trip 7:15 (M-F) 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm24 5:30 Hope T. to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 34 5 (M-F) Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute trip 10:30 am12:15 pm (M-Sat) 2:30 (M-Sat) 4 5:30 Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 20 minute trip 8 am11:30 (M-Sat)1:30 pm 3:15 (M-Sat) Marsh Harbour to Scotland Cay & Guana 30 minute trip :45 am10:301:15 pm3:305:30 Guana & Scotland Cay to Marsh Harbour 30 minute trip 8 am11:302:30 pm 4:45pm5:30 (min $40)Fare OneWay / Round Trip Adult $10 / $15 Children $5 / $8 Charters any time Phone 367-3147 or 365-6010 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries leave from Crossing Beach Guana Cay and Scotland Cay ferries leave from Conch Inn Workmans special Mondays thru Fridays from Union Jack DockGreen Turtle FerryGreen Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t Daily 8 am 9 11 12:15pm 1:303 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay Daily 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult fare $7 (Children $3) Round trip $11 Additional to some destinations Charter any time Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Channel 16Abaco AdventuresTreasure Cay to Guana Cay Wed & Sat 10 am, return 5 pm $25 Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sun 11, 12:30, 4, return 11:45, 3 & 5 Treasure C. to Man-O-War & Hope T Thur 10 am, return3:30 $35Charters available Phone 365-8749 VHF Channel 16Pinders Ferry Service Connects Abaco & Grand Bahama Approximately 1 hour trip Crown Haven to McLean s Town Daily 7:30 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $30 one way For information call Grand Bahama 353-3093 or Abaco 365-2356 Bus service to and from Freeport at McLeans Town AND bus service to and from Marsh Harbour at Crown Haven. Rental automobiles at both terminals. Sandy Point Patrick Roberts .... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ....... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ..... 366-4175 Links Adderly ....... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ..... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Buddy Pinder ....... 366-2163 Jay Sawyer ......... 367-3941 Justin Sands ........ 367-3526 Terrance Davis .... 367-4464 Danny Sawyer ..... 367-3577 Man-O-War David Albury ........ 365-6059Bonefish GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ............... 366-2107 Junior Albury ............ 366-3058 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .......... 366-0133 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh Pope McKenzie... ..... 477-5894 Orthnell Russell... ..... 365-0125 Alexander Rolle ....... 365-0120 Edward Rolle ........... 365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer... ..... 365-4070 Jeff Survance ........... 365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ........... 365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 C&G Restaurant...............$.............367-3227 Conch Inn Bistro...........$$$.............367-4444 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Henrys Jerk Center..........$.............367-5959 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch)........367-2615 Mackerals..........................................367-5932 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Mavis Country Kitchen......$.............367-2002 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys....................$$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-3278 Subway..............................................367-3498 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Murphy Town Lazy Parrot SC Bootle Hwy367-5331 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Boat House.....................$$.............366-0065 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Carltons Island Grill.....$$$.............366-0153 Harbours Edge..............$$.............366-0087 Hollywood Temptations H T Harbour Lodge.........$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Man-O-War Pavilion.............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Guana Cay Coco Paradise...................................365-5197 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Mermaid Cafe...............$$$.............365-5137 Orchard Bay Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Island Boil & Sports Bar..$$.............365-8849 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Wrecking Tree Rest. Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn...................$$$.............366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge...................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian.Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 Area code 242 unless listed


Page 28 The Abaconian November 15th, 2002As Reported to The Abaconian A Green Turtle Cay man reported on October 25 that he was approached by an acquaintance who threatened to kill him with a gun. The gun was later found to be a B.B. gun which was confiscated. The accused was arrested, charged and released on bail. A Dundas Town resident, while at the Upper Level Disco on October 27, damaged a rental car and assaulted a police officer with a deadly weapon. Another Dundas Town resident assaulted a police officer at the same time and obstructed the officer. The first resident was later cautioned and further charged with threatening an officer with death and using abusive language. An infant in Coopers Town died October 29 while in the care of a baby-sitter. The infant had been seen at a clinic two days earlier and treated for a cold. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. A resident of Sandy Point was arrested October 30 at the J.A. Pinder All Age School in Sandy Point after he was found with a knife in his possession. A resident of McLeans Town, Grand Bahama, was arrested November 6 outside the Magistrates Court for housebreaking and stealing. A Sandy Point man was arrested November 6 at his home for shop-breaking and stealing $200 in cash. A resident of Black Wood was arrested November 6 for causing damage and stealing. SC Bootle Highway 3 1/2 Miles outside Marsh HarbourJoin us for some of the best Bahamian Dishes you will find in Abaco at affordable prices.For Dinner Reservations Call Us Tel: 367-5331 or 367-5333 Look For Our Sign! Looking For ALooking For A Looking For ALooking For A Looking For A New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To Dine New Place To DineThe Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy Parrot The Lazy ParrotMonday Sunday Lunch 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Happy hour Weekdays 5:30 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy our Bahamian Breakfast! Saturday Morning 8 10 a.m. Sunday Breakfast 9 11 a.m.Police Report Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe toThe AbaconianToday American Bridge Treats EmployeesAmerican Bridge, the company contracted to construct the new freight dock in Marsh Harbour, treated all their employees to a picnic lunch on November 2. Shown above are the workmen assembling for their special lunch. Leona Dorothea Evans, 76, passed away on October 23. Her funeral was on November 2 at the First Assembly of God in Marsh Harbour where she had resided for many years. Rev. Vernon Moses officiated assisted by Bro. Bob Cornea, Bro Cecil Forbes and Bishop Johnny Lowe. Interment was in the Public Cemetery in Green Turtle Cay, her home. She is survived by her husband Daniel Evans; children Keith, Gary, Daniel and Andrew Evans, Dorothea Thompson, Elizabeth and Cheryl Evans; grandchildren Andrae, Brandon, Steven, Adam, Dion, Dustin, Lyndon, Jason and Chase Evans, DAngelo Carey, Bruce Sawyer, Annamae Lowe, Nicole, Tracy, Megan, Danielle and Kristy Evans; great grandchildren Sienna and Anissa Evans, Jaro and Shakoya Curry; son-in-law Trevor B. Thomson; daughtersin-law Una Evans and Linda Evans; brothers Walter, Travis and Bernard Curry; sisters-in-law Zettie Curry, Peggy Curry, Virginia Curry, Joyce Pyfrom, Zelma Nottage, Florina Kemp and Mizpah Evans; brothers-in-law Olden Evans, James Evans, Alfred Nottage and Carl Kemp; nephews; nieces; and many other relatives and friends.Obituaries of Family and Friends Advertise in The Abaconian


November 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 29 CHEROKEE AIRCharter Service Flights to all points in the Bahamas and FloridaP.O. Box AB-20485 Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas 242-367-2089 242-367-2613 242-367-2530Call us for ratesAs Reported to The Abaconian October 24th A resident of Dundas Town was charged with assault and trespassing. His counsel was not present the matter was adjourned to November 28th. A resident of Dundas Town was charged with another count of assault to which he made a counter complaint against a resident of Marsh Harbour concerning the use of obscene language. The matter has been adjourned to November 28th. A resident of Dundas Town was charged with assault. The matter was adjourned to November 28. Three residents of Spring City and Dundas Town were charged with rape. The matter was adjourned to January 28th. Two female residents of Dundas Town were charged with failing to report a sexual assault concerning a juvenile. The victim was heard, and the matter has been adjourned to January 30th. October 25th Cay Mills of Dundas Town was charged with contempt of court and fined $750. October 28th Charles Hunt of Marsh Harbour was charged with driving without due care and attention, driving without a public service license and driving without insurance. He was fined $450. Marion David of Murphy Town was found guilty of driving a vehicle at a speed and manner dangerous to the public. She was found guilty and paid a $300 fine. John Simms of Murphy Town was found guilty of driving without due care and attention and paid a $150 fine. Clerevau Samson of Marsh Harbour pleaded guilty to trespassing and paid a $50 fine. October 30th A resident of The Mud was charged with assault, but the matter was discharged. Three residents of The Mud were charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm. The matter has been adjourned to November 28th. A Spring City resident was charged with having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. The matter has been adjourned to January 27th. A Dundas Town man was charged with two counts drug possession. Evidence was heard from two police officers. The matter has been adjourned to October 27th. Jean-Claude Timothy of The Mud was charged with wounding. He pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $500. October 31st A resident of Marsh Harbour was charged with drug possession. Three men were charged with shopbreaking and attempting to steal the Customs Office safe. The Prosecution presented its final witness. The matter has been adjourned to November 28th.Magistrates Court Report handlers was being revised with the emphasis being shifted to education for those handling food. He said that worldwide more persons are sick from improper food handling than get sick from diseases the restaurant staff may have. He said that all persons handling food will soon be required to have knowledge of proper food storage, handling and preparation techniques. Mr. Bethel and his group left just before sundown from the Sandy Point airstrip on a charter flight. Accompanying Dr. Bethel from Nassau were Dr. Merceline Doni Regis, C.M.O; Dr. Elma Garroway, Nurse Gloria Gardiner, Nurse Mary Johnson, Director of Nursing; Ms. Gloria Godet and Dr. Musgrove. Joining the group from Marsh Harbour were Nurse Brown, Dr. McWeeny and Dr. Swarmi. Dr. BethelFrom Page 18 The Bahamas Electricity Corporation Bahamas Electricity Corporation Bahamas Electricity Corporation Bahamas Electricity Corporation Bahamas Electricity Corporation in Abaco wishes to advise consumers that effective immediately, the Corporation will no longer accept personal checks on accounts that have had returned checks in the past. 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Page 30 The Abaconian November 15th, 2002 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 3 bath 15 ft. wide slip$266,000 Phase II 3 bed / 3 bath 12 ft. wide slip$266,000 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg. 3 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath with boat slip$182,000 Bldg 4 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip$194,000 Bldg 5 Upstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, boat slip$194,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Garden/Pool View 2 bed / 1 bath $113,000 Marina View 1 bed / 1 bathbeginning at $78,000 2 bed / 1 bath $121,000 VILLAS Beach Villa Subdivision Garden villa 1 bed / 1 bath duplex, excellent rental potential $181,500 Garden villa 2 bed / 2 bath extra features $157,300 Ocean Villa Subdivision 2 bed / 2 bath special garden location with pool view $260,000 2 bed / 2 bath with direct greenway access to ocean plus extra features $272,000 APARTMENTS Rock Point four-plex, 2 storey CBS apartment build ing, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath,living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. Must see. $280,000 TREASURE HOUSES Ocean front luxury units with lagoon pool / waterfall 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal house$275,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 2 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other featuresStarting at $425,000 Plus 14% closing BRIGANTINE BAY ESTATES "Sea Cliff" newly completed 2 storey CBS home fully furnished. Living / dining / kitchen downstairs, bed rooms upstairs. Direct greenway access to Treasure Cay beach $431,000 Sableau Soleil Canal front with dock. Island simplicity home, 3 bed / 2 bath, detached garage with half bath. Waterfront view from master bedroom and open concept living / dining / kitchen. $430,500 WINDWARD BEACH Seaclusion Ocean front CBS house, 2 bed / 2 bath plus detached 20 x 30 2-car garage with extra bath. House has wonderful view as well as prevail ing tradewinds $800,000 CASUARINA BEACH/OCEAN BOULEVARD "Toad Hall" Package deal. Extra large ocean front lot with unlimited opportunity for building your dream home. Directly behind is your present main home on its own lot. Two storey with 4 bed / 3 bath upstairs and large living / dining / kitchen down stairs. Detached double garage with 1 bed / 1 bath guest apt. above. $1,169,000 "Sea Grapes" Directly on the ocean modern CBS fully tiled 3600 sq. ft. home on extra large lot with 215 ft. frontage. Features 3 bed / 3 bath, fully equipped kitchen, large living / dining area (open concept). Two bedrooms / living / dining / kitchen all face ocean side and have direct access to beautiful garden and beach. Garage and utility in main house with additional detached garage / work shop / storage. Grounds fully landscaped with irrigation / sprinkler system. $2,225,000 Serenity A real Estate property. Modern 4 bed/4.5 bath, 5600 sq. ft., two storey CBS home with incredible ocean views. Upper level extra large, open concept living/dining/kitchen with outdoor covered balcony and master en-suite bed/bath. Lower level 2 bed/2 bath, lounge, wet bar plus additional bed/bath and double garaage. Property has two fully land scaped lots with 290 feet ocean front. Special property with many, many additional features including 2 bed/1 bath caretakers cottage. $3,800,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES Safe Harbour Canal front with excellent elevation. Octagonal 825 sq. ft. garage / efficiency guest house with plans for main house. Dock with power in place. Must see. $369,000 Laguna brand new canal front, octagonal home,fully furnished, 3 bed/ 2 bath, modern open concept, living/dining/kitchen plus partially covered deck. Perfect island retreat for some lucky family $676,500 Island Times 2500 sq. ft. modern spacious 3 bed / 2 1/2 bath, living/dining/kitchen opening onto covered patio facing waterfront. Double garage/ utility. Extra adjacent lot. Total frontage 108 ft. $830,250 Seaductress/ Harbours Edge Modern CBS 3 bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, 80 ft., full serviced dock, 2 car garage including two vehicles. Exceptional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. MOTIVATED SELLER$1,200,000 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Blue House One-of-a-kind beach front home designed by the Architect / Owner for family and beach living.5 bed / 4 bath large living / dining area with modern kitchen, wrap-around deck. Many many extra features.$2,100,000Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.For further details and pictures visit our web page at Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.netMember SOLD VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Windward Beach / Oceanfront beginning at $150,000 Canal Front beginning at $99,000 Golf Course / Interiorbeginning at $25,000 SOLD SOLD SOLDCorner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250student populations. He mentioned that plans are being considered to consolidate resources of the Crossing Rocks Primary School and the Sandy Point Primary School. Additionally, Moores Island can look forward to having a grade ten next year with grades 11 and 12 being added in subsequent years. Ultimately, the school will need three additional school rooms. Mr. Dean asked residents to look at the long range benefits of schools and not treat them as territorial issues. School amalgamation is coming for reason of economy and to make better use of educational resources which includes teachers. Educated children will bring more benefits to a community than the mere presence of a school building, he said. When asked about a high school for South Abaco, Mr. Dean responded that it is not feasible at this time. Ms. Lillian Laing, Chief Councillor for Moores Island, was pleased with the news of a high school for her island and said an effort is underway to turn the islands economy around.Symposium Explains Government Agencies SymposiumFrom Page 3 The Chief Councillor for Sandy Point, Mr. Jason Roberts, felt that too many Council members had personal agendas to the detriment of the community as a whole. Administrator Alexander Williams noted that BEC and Batelco were not represented and he wondered if they were ashamed to appear in public. Questions were asked of Environmental Health about mosquitoes and diseases. Swamp lands are not considered a serious threat although they are sprayed, according to Ms. Bertha McPhee. She pointed out that spraying is done in communities but water sources around homes are the main breeding places for mosquitoes. Homeowners are responsible for eliminating water sources in old tires, boats, cans, bottles and other yard debris where mosquitoes breed. Mr. Don Cornish, Manager of the Abaco Tourism Office, gave information on tourism areas being cultivated. Bird watching is on the rise and a group from England recently visited Abaco specifically for birdwatching. He mentioned that parrot studies are underway. Predators are holding the parrot numbers at an even count with racoons, feral cats and land crabs taking their toll on the ground nesting parrots. Only ten persons attended but they and the ten presenters were rewarded with refreshments after the gathering. Chris Farrington, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty, has completed the specialized Business Development for the Residential Specialist course conducted by the National Association of Realtors in Nassau. The course is one of the required classes for real estate agents and brokers to qualify for the Certified Residential Specialist designation. The two-day course covered the preparation of business plans, marketing programs and operations budgets.Real Estate Agent Completes Specialized Course Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results


November 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 31 The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for: CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" 8/15/02 "Son Burns" Treasure Cay 4 bedroom 3 bath 2,160 sq.ft. home almost 3/4 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock Fully Furnished #AB 0072 $635,000."Sea View" Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 2 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths 1,400 sq.ft. Home Private well protected Boat slip Furnished # AB 0068 $575,000. Elbow Cay North End "Silver Butte" 2 bedroom 2 bath Home almost 1/2 Acre, 130' of Beach-front on beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. Superb Breezes and Ocean Views Furnished # AB 0070 $988,235. Elbow Cay "Marnie's Creek" 1/2 acre hilside building sites, a private dock slip for each parcel fabulous Sea of Abaco views # AB5114 NEW LISTING from; $230,000. Elbow Cay White Sound Area 6.13 Fabulous Acres perfect for development or elegant estate # 3697 $1,820,000 Elbow Cay -"Tahiti North" 2.5 acre building site north of and adjoining Dorro's Cove 91' of Sea of Abaco frontage 1,200' depth # AB5065 NEW LISTING $1,500,000. Great Cistern "The Chandlery" 4 bedroom, 2 bath lovely 2,200 sq.ft. home, one acre of land with cabin, called "Heaven" by current owner, perfect for studio. guest house or income property. # AB 0025 $349,900. Great Guana Cay "Oceanfrontier Hideaway" mini-resort Beachfront 6 unique 2 bedroom, 1 bath, rental log cabins2,000 gal/day Watermaker Central location # AB 0026 $1,275,000. Green Turtle Cay -104' x 80' Building site # 3619 $86,000. Green Turtle Cay "Coco Sound" 28 prime residential building sites between Coco Bay and White Sound from 1/4 1/2 acre #AB 5090 priced from $59,000 Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Beautiful 2.68 acre building site. seato-sea, between Coco Bay and the Ocean. Good elevations for spectacular views Dock. Fabulous beaches on sound and ocean. #AB 5067 $650,000. Green Turtle Cay Splendid hill top one acre buliding site. Great elevation, wonderful White Sound and Sea of Abaco views. # AB 5094 $485,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area 1 Acre 140' x 300' Ocean Beachfront Building Site super views. #AB 5113 $275,000. Green Turtle Cay Family Residence 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath -2,265 sq.ft. living space on two floors on 1 1/2 secluded acres. # AB 0035 $945,000Little Harbour "Down the Way" 3 bedroom 3 bath home -530' of harbour frontage over 3/4 Acre Solar Electric with generator back up Boat House/Workshop 2 Garages 2 1/2 private docks boat Lift Furnished # AB 0065 $1,494,000. Lubbers Quarters "Abaco Ocean Club Lot 105" 12,819 sq.ft. 1/4 acre.Beautiful Hillside Building Site Great Sea of Abaco Views. # AB 5097 UNDER CONTRACT. Man-O-War Cay "Outrageous" 4 bedroom 31/2 bath home. Furnished, Beach Access, Ocean View, Semi-Private Dock. # 2899 $875,000.Man-O-War Cay "Czanne" 3 bedroom 3 bath Luxury Residence-Large,Elegant Living Spaces Built 1998 Beach Great Ocean View #2861 $1,295,000. Man-O-War Cay "Gauguin" 2 bedroom 2 bath home Furnished, Near Beach Ocean View # 3435 $400,000. Marsh Harbour "Running Light" Commercial Over 100' of prime Marsh Harbour waterfront over 1/3 acre. 2,600 sq.ft of Office or residential space in two buildings. Great parking and room for expansion. Private Dock # AB 0042 $800,000. Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores "Pelican Point" 3 bedroom, 3 bath home A Marsh Harbour Landmark 1 bedroom, 1 bath garage apartment on 2 Acresover 1,000' of water-frontage private dock with boat lift Fabulous Views of the Harbour & Sea of Abaco furnished #AB 0067 Price Upon Request.Marsh Harbour Cove Estates "Laura's Hideaway" Duplex 100' x 100' lot 2 2 bedroon, 1 bath apartments plus efficiency great location and rental income furnished # AB 0044 $228,000 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Spinnaker Reach" 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths 1,300 sq.ft. Private slips for 50' & 25' boats. AB 0069 $525,000. Sand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay. Limited Number Available #AB 5069 from $63,700.South Abaco Old Kerr's 24.69 acres 327 ft. magnificent sandy beach front. 1/2 hour from Marsh Harbour. Suitable for construction of cottages or small resort #AB 5104 $222,000.Tilloo Cay "Thompson Tract" 7 acres. sea-to-sea, good elevation for great Sea of Abaco and Ocean Views can be divided into 2 3.5 acre parcels #AB 5113 $965,000.Treasure Cay "Honey's Home" Windward Beach Road 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1,600 sq.ft. home 2/3 Acre on Galleon Bay Canal Private Dock with Boat Lift Great Canal and Sea of Abaco Views. Furnished #AB 0066$765,000.Treasure Cay "South View" 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home. Canal Front Location Great Sea of Abaco Views, Good family home Fully furnished #AB 0030 $340,000. "Dannie's Den" Sand Banks Creek + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. 2 bedroom, 2 bath home Private Dock #AB 0073 NEW LISTING $395,000.Derek A. Lee BRI Abaco District Managing BrokerRetta Thomas Office Manager Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-4608 Fax: (242) 367-5452 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMargot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War Cay, Abaco Tel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: margot@abacoinet.comChristopher PlummerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 e.mail: bpepperinn@abacoinet.comJohn CashEstate Agent Treasure Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 365-8467 e.mail: jic@oii.netRoscoe Thompson, IIISales Assistant Elbow Cay, Abaco Tel/Fax: (242) 366-0665 e.mail: OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP OCEAN BLUE PROP ERER ERER ER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIESOn Green Turtle Cay : The beach: 1.46 acres on Atlantic Ocean. 135' on beach. $480,000 Two one-third acre lots on Bight O Bay beach. 90' frontage. Close to town and public dock. Fourteen lots across from Bight O Bay Beach. Water front on Inner White Sound. 1/2 acre and up. Starting at $78,650 White Sound: Four inland lots within 5 minute walk of waterfront and public dock. $47,200 each 1/2 acre lots within 5 minute walk of public dock, water front and Green Turtle Club. $60,000-$70,000 each Quiet waterfront: Furnished two bed, two bath with views of Black Sound. Use of shared private 100 dock. 1/3 acre. $335,000 1.35 acres on Black Sound, with dock, close to beach. $650,000 Green Turtle Estates: 1/2 acre only 125 feet from ocean beach. Firm $183,000 1/4 acre inland lot within five minutes walk from beach. $42,000 Bluff Harbour: Two water front lots 140' total frontage. Dock site.Gorgeous views $430,000 Furnished private home. Three bedrooms, three baths plus caretaker cottage. 2000 water front. Secluded. One acre. Boat ramp and dock site. Needs repair. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-242-365-4234 Fax 1-242-365-4636 e-mail: Ocean Beach: 1/2 acre lot on high ridge with gorgeous ocean view. Many fruit trees. Five minute walk to beach. Reef close enough to swim to. $102,000 Inner White Sound: Two bedroom suites; 3 bath: Kit/liv/dining fully furnished villa on water. In pristine condition. Good rental income. $275,000 Four unit income producing 2 bed 1 bath apartment complex. Fully furnished. Water views. Dock. Laundry. Two years old $700,000 plus closing Three-fifths acre. Five minutes walk to beach. Owner needs to sell. $42,000 Stunning new home. Interior still under construction. All materials on site to complete. Truck. Golf cart. 2 bed 2 bath. A/C throughout. Views of ocean, Guana Cay and Sea of Abaco. $775,500 ONOCoco Bay: 1/3 acre, 75 x 185, about 3 min walk to beach. $59,000 2.1 acre inland tract 1.4 acre parcel with large trees and water view $340,000 On Munjack Cay: 10 acres. Dock. 320 on Sea of Abaco. Good elevation $300,00 0 One-quarter acre on beach 125 frontage. $183,000 On Little Ambrigris Cay: 10 acres. Dock material on site. Beautiful beach. High hill. $515,000 grossSales, Rentals and Property Management UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT TT TT T ropicalropical ropicalropical ropicalSelfSelf SelfSelf SelfStorageStorage StorageStorage Storage10 x 12 12 x 20 12 x 30Self-Storage Space at U.S. PricesKey Club Road Marsh Harbour Ph. & Fax 242-365-6407 Mike Malone is always the first one to jump at the chance to raise funds for some needy cause on Abaco. Bartending is no easy chore, but Mike got behind the bar at Sapodillys and showed this town a great time. He donated all of his tips to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. He also displayed some new moves to his wife who did not know that he could dance, clean glassware or the top of a counter. Total funds raised, including T-shirt sales by the Fire Department, totaled $1000. A BIG thank you to everyone who showed up to support this fun evening. We shall do it again, Mike! Shown above are Brenda Mitchell of Sapodillys, Claude Sawyer accepting the check on behalf of the Fire Department and Mike Malone. Provided by SapodillysFire Department BenefitsAbacos new mailboat, the Legacy was damaged by a freak accident while docked in Nassau and will be out of service for two to three weeks. The North Andros mailboat, the Lisa J rammed the Legacy causing damage to the starboard stern. The crew has sealed off the dam-Mail Boat Is Damagedaged tank so the boat is seaworthy for the trip to Jacksonville, Florida for repairs. The Gurth Dean the mail boat which previously serviced Central Abaco, will be temporarily taking the place of the Legacy.


Page 32 The Abaconian November 15th, 2002 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE Houses and Land For Sale or Rent Classified Advertisements REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATEBAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 Cherokee Sound Cottage 2 bed 2 bath, modern, A/C, large screened porch. Day, wk, mo. Bonefish guide available. VISA/Master Card. 242-366-2111 or 305-664-9471 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS2100 sq. ft. Warehouse next to the Abaco Water Bottling plant. Not being divided. This fenced in area has electric and phone. Great site for light manufacturing, assembling, warehouse, whatever. 2100 square feet for just $1400 per month. Call Michael Albury at 367-2951 or 3596658 Retail & Office Space Located in one of the most charming commercial buildings in Marsh Harbour. Busy up-scale retail area, constant foot traffic. Ground floor available. Call: 367-3262 ext. 201 Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight Resort Bustic Bight ResortFour Guest Units Liquor Store Open till 9 p.m. Phone 367-5995 Ask for Ernestine RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A LIVE YOUR DREAM A TT TT TEnjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $195,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 Green Turtle CayOcean Beach Lots (North End) 1+ acres with good elevation from $245,000 Coco Bay Lots 81 feet on beach from $170,000 Bita Bay Ocean Lot 8.26 acres from ocean to Inner White Sound, good elevation and protection from sea, spectacular views. $1.25 M. On the internet at or call 365-4271 Dundas Town split level house 3 bed/1 bath, 2 bed/1 bath with basement. Includes 1 bed cottage in rear. Call 367-3177 or 357-6656. PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALECherokee Yellowwood 3 bed/2bath house. Available Nov. 1st. First & last month deposit and references required. Call 519-934-1842 Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 Hope Town Specialist A collection of upscale pools, docks, reunions, special occasions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways. 242-3660224 Fax: 242-366-0434 Treasure Cay luxury beach front home, 3 bed, 3 1/2 bath, sleeps 14, all amenities. $500 nightly. Sell for $2.5 million. Call 561-738-0996 Victor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2749 E-mail: Marsh Harbour: Waterfront lot on the Sweetings Tract. Over 200 feet of frontage and small sandy cove. $100,000 Tilloo: Shore to shore parcel in the Bight of Loo. 120 wide with good elevation in the center. Just north of Junk Beach. $165,000 Elbow Cay: Beach front lots on the Atlantic Ocean. 95-feet wide, coconut groves, $260,000 Marsh Harbour: lots on the Sweetings Tract with road and all utilities, access to water front/beach. $20,000 Lubbers Quarters: large water front and interior lots with all utilities present, private dock slip, exclusive development. Starting at $99,000Sea Grape Realty Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, Rentals and Sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or Fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at Marsh Harbour one bedroom apt. fully funrnished, central A/C, w/dryer. Call 367-3190 Marsh Harbour Duplex 2 bed 1 bath on Crockett Dr. Call Mr. Malone at 367-2044 days Sweeting Tract cleared lot 188 x 80. $27,500. Call 365-8691 Treasure Cay 3/2, patio, shed, double lot, 135 x 200, fully furnished, 1 block from beach. $200,000. Call 561-236-6649 Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 Fax 242-366-0434 education is not only to teach you how to earn your bread but to make every mouthful sweeter. He told students that by age 11 he had three choices for his life work, being a teacher, being a preacher or being a policeman. He is astounded today that when he asks students who are 15, 16, 17 years of age what they want to do with their life the answer is, I dont know. This is amazing because there are so many more options for young people today than when he was growing up. Mr. Dean has spent 38 years in education showing students one true way, one real way, to success and a meaningful life is by attaining certain levels in education. Mr. Dean continued that they must be ready to learn, retain what they learn and internalize what they learn. They must have pride in themselves and what they do. He challenged them not to waste the teachers time in the classroom with discipline but to keep the teacher busy by asking questions which are pertinent to what is being taught. He ended by telling students that if they did that, they would be making their best better. This year over 40 parents turned out to see the assembly. Mr. Benjamin Stubbs, Principal, commended the parents for coming and promised that next year the assembly would be held in the evening so more parents could attend. At last years award assembly at Abaco Central there were only SchoolFrom Page 16 one or two parents present. The students who were on the Honour Roll and Principals list were treated to lunch at Bay View Restaurant and an afternoon movie at RND Cinema. A generous donation from Mr. Chad Sawyer of Price Right and Sawyers Soft Drinks made these events possible. The awards committee, headed by Mrs. Eva Adderley, included Mrs. Ruth Edgecombe, Mr. Partop Singh, Ms. Phillipa Farrington, Mrs. Aggie Simms and Mr. Muhammad Rahim.Our PatronFor the past five years Abaco Central High School has held an awards assembly to honour students who achieved in the previous academic year. For all of those years Mrs. Sandra Albury representing Myers Rum has contributed financially to make the awards possible. Mrs. Albury attends every awards assembly and in her words she thoroughly enjoys them because I always wanted to be a teacher. Mrs. Albury, Abaco Central High School sincerely thanks you. RobertsFrom Page 8 Brand PartsHardware & Fastenersfor Homeowners and ContractorsPlumbing Supplies Water HeatersYour largest choice of economical Gas AppliancesAt the traffic light in Marsh Harbour Paints Please see Roberts Page 34 In less concentrated doses, vision and hearing ability can decrease, memory loss can occur as well as a change in personality, tremors, a loss of muscle coordination, and a decrease in ones ability to think and process information. These same video display units contain between five to eight pounds of lead which, when consumed is stored in our bones and teeth along with calcium. Lead can damage the central or peripheral nervous systems, the kidneys and the blood system. It can promote aggressive behavior, loss of memory, reduction in hand-eye coordination, hampers growth, increases blood pressure and results in a decreased ability to absorb nutrients. High levels of lead exposure can result in abdominal pain, seizures, anemia and even paralysis. High levels of exposure to cadmium causes stomach irritation, diarrhea, convulsions, shock and even death. Even though it is not likely that one will receive such


November 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 33Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Sale or RentClassified Advertisements PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE P.O. Box AB 20955 East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 Fax: 242-367-2365 Residence: 242-367-2040Affordable Property Select Homes Serving All AbacoNEW ON THE MARKET! Five high-elevation lots on cul de sac, 10,000 sq. ft. each, $10,000 each plus 1% stamp tax and $500 legal fees, $1000 deposit. Act now, these wont last! NEW! Seashell, Great Cistern Cay: Beautiful Bahamian contemporary home. 3 bed/2 1/2 bath, wrap-around porches, 180oSea of Abaco views, park, boat basin, private beach. Craftsman built. Must see to appreciate. $449,000 Parrot House, Great Abaco Club: charming, tropical style home, dock can accommodate larger craft. 4 bed/4bath, covered porches, beach, tennis and health club privileges. Gated community, fully managed. Top income producer. $689,000 Grouper Therapy, Great Abaco Club: Fully furnished and equipped to highest standard. 4 bed/4 bath split plan. Dockage for larger craft and run-about, private and secure. Great family home or invest in rental pool and earn $$. $689,000 Coral Point Villa, Great Cistern Cay: One of the finest homes on Abaco. Custom design, spacious, elegant interior. Completely opens up to arbour, dock, deck and covered terraces. 3 bed/3 full baths, garage and workshop. MORE $648,000 NEW! Bahama Palm Shores: 100 x 100 sq. ft. homesite. Paved road, electricity, phones going in. Build up and catch views and breeze. Steps from the beach. Level and ready to build. $15,000 NEW! Coral Point: 1+ acre superior home sites. Private community. Highest elevations, secluded, unbelievable views. Potential for boat basin. Underground power and phones. $69,900 each NEW! Susans Cove, Guana Cay: One of the most beautiful and well developed holdings on Guana. 1.34 acres plus two homes, 100 dock and 230 of spectacular, protected bay shore. $749,900. 1/2 acre hilltop lots with deeded dock access, stunning views also available. $95,000. Royal Harbour: Gated community, solid property values. Wonderful building site, 15,000 sq. ft. with 150 on the harbour. Sit back and watch the world go by. Great buy at $152,000 Royal Harbour: Two adjacent building sites in gated community. Single family, single story zoning, harbour views, great neighbours, safe for kids, very convenient. $68,000 each Great Cistern Cay acreage, 24 acres, highest and best use as planned community. Rolling terrain, some elevation, hard subsoil. Protective covenants and restrictions. Proven demand for similar mid-priced lots. $205,000 Also: Scotland Cay, Eastern Shores, Leisure Lee, Bahama Coral Island, Turtle Rocks, Green Turtle Cay MUST SELLINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY REAL ESTATE IN ABACOSandy Point 3 bed, 1 bath 13,545 sq. ft. Lot #119 Murphy Town Vacant Land 108 x 104 Lot 78B Dundas Town 2 storey, 4 bed, 2 bath on acre Lot #25 Dundas Town 3-2 bed, 1 bath triplex 9,000 sq. ft. Lot #18BOffers should be addressed in writing to: M. Gardiner/Ms. M. T. Rolle P.O. Box AB20567 Marsh Harbour, AbacoFor conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact M. Gardiner/Ms. M. T. Rolle at (242) 367-2141, 367-2142 Abaco. Serious enquiries only may be considered for qualified purchasers. Interested persons in Nassau may contact Ms. Delores Johnson at 242-328-7041 or 242-3002265.Murphy Town 3 bed, 2 bath Hill top Lot 67 Murphy Town Vacant Land 9,000 S. Ft. Lot #38 Treasure Cay Vacant land 10,000 sq. ft. Lot #65 EXCLUSIVE AFFLIATE OFSothebysINTERNA TIONAL REALTY Kathleen Albury-Cole, Sales/Appraisals June Russell, Sales T elephone: 242.367.3262 Fax: 242.367.3260 Serving The Bahamas for Over 50 Years Located in The Pink Building Royal Harbour V illage Opposite Boat Harbour Entrance Visit our web site to view these properties and many more throughout The Bahamas From Grand Bahama to Great Inagua LIGHTBOURN REALTYEach office is independently owned and operatedGreen Turtle Cay OfficeAgent: Chris Farrington P.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Office # 242-365-4695, Fax # 242-365-4697 Email: Website: Yachtsmans Dream Located at the head of beautiful Black Sound. 1 acre plot complete with a 125 ft. dock. Near to beach and settlement. $650,000 Coco Bay Deep water lot with dock and dredged channel. Landscaped and ready to build. Dock has power already installed. $575,000 Little Harbour Well protected lot in White Sound with deep water dock, electricity connected. Approved plans for house included with sale $375,000 White Sound hilltop lots with breathtaking views of the harbour. Water front lots also available. Starting at $72,000 Fantastic Starter Home Foundation with cistern already complete in quiet residential neighborhood. Building plans included. $95,000 Beachfront 330 frontage 800 + deep located on Long Bay Beach. Ideal for small resort or luxurious estate. $3,000 per water front foot. Green Turtle Estates 3/3 two story home. Scenic views. Furnished, stand-by generator, boat, golf cart and more. Very motivated seller. Coco Bay 1 acres of elevated land, located across from the bay. $325,000 Black Sound deep water lots on picturesque Black Sound. Phones, electricity, cable, near settlement. 100 on the water, approx. 1 acre. $300,000 Split Level Townhouse 1/1 townhouse at Bluff House Beach Hotel, walkways to beach and resort. A must see. $110,000 Waterfront two 1 acre waterfront lots in Blackwood $50,000 each Treasure Cay Residential lot near Ocean Beach Boulevard $25,000 New! Beachfront -1/2 Acre lot on the Atlantic Ocean $210,000 New! Ocean ViewTwo 1/3 acre lots with great views of the Sea. $85,000 each Helping people find their Dream Spot since 1978. Beach Front, Hilltop, Acreage, Residential, Commercial & Investment Property. We also have rental property available.LOCATED ON STRATTON DRIVE IN MARSH HARBOUR P.O. BOX AB 20404 ABACO, BAHAMAS 242-367-2719 FAX 367-2359 Abaco Real Estate Agency LtdBahama Palm Shores. Select home sites from $14,500 to $89,900. Beach front and inland sites available. Call for Details. Casuarina Point. 13,000 sq. ft. building site. Close to beach, build up for sea views. Priced to sell! #7159. $15,000 NEW! Elbow Cay. Large + acre home site located in White Sound just across the road from the Atlantic. #7251. $169,000. Great Abaco Club Best price for home site in the Club. Close to the channel. Cleared, ready to build. #6255. $199,000. Great Cistern Cay. Cozy 2/2 beach cottage. Views, secure mooring off shore. Good rental potential. #5259. $249,000. Guana Cay. On the beach, 2/1 cottage. Gorgeous views! Deck overlooks beach. Impressive rental record. #6588. $375,000. Leisure Lee + acre home site. 100+ on the beach. Lovely views, well kept, cleared and ready to build now! #5272. $233,500. Long Beach. Two story, 3/3 residence. High elevation, grand Atlantic views! First floor 1/1 apartment. #4032. $295,000. Marsh Harbour. In-town site near Boat Harbour. Build single family or incomeproducing duplex. #6351. $120,000. Marsh Harbour. 3/2 home on the Sea of Abaco. Lovely new interior. Good water depth for dock. #6493. $590,000. Scotland Cay. + acre site. 150 on Sea of Abaco. Good depth for dock. Near marina and airstrip. #6180. $245,000. Turtle Rocks beach front home almost 1 acre, fabulous views, gated community. Call 407-3896075 Treasure Cay Paradise Found luxury home right on your own beach. Search no more. Fantastic ocean views from every room. Gorgeous new tropical decor with all amenities included. Three bedrooms, three and one half baths plus three outdoor hot showers. Easily accommodates up to 14 people. Two car garages with apartment. Rooftop sunset deck and extra large decking area to the beach. Built-in propane stainless steel grilling area. Paved semi circular drive with lushly landscaped grounds and and accent light all around. Truly One in a Million. Offered at $2.5 million. Please contact Dr. William or Dana Domeyer at 561-7380996 Your Ad Could Be Here Call 367-3202


Page 34 The Abaconian November 15th, 2002 MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOURLeslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. Pinder Leslie A. PinderTT TT T el: 242-367-5046 el: 242-367-5046 el: 242-367-5046 el: 242-367-5046 el: lesliedamianos.comELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA ELBOW CA Y & HOPE TOWN Y & HOPE TOWN Y & HOPE TOWN Y & HOPE TOWN Y & HOPE TOWNKerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan Kerry Sullivan Kerry SullivanTT TT T el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: 242-366-0040 el: kerrydamianos.comLUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR LUBBERS QUAR TERSTERS TERSTERS TERSLaurie Schreiner Laurie Schreiner Laurie Schreiner Laurie Schreiner Laurie SchreinerTT TT T el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 el: 242-366-3143 el: Hope THope T Hope THope T Hope T own, Elbow Cay own, Elbow Cay own, Elbow Cay own, Elbow Cay own, Elbow CayREGATTAS OF ABACO Ground floor 2 bedroom 2 bath, tile floors, central air, granite countertops, major appliances, covered patio, quality finishes, tennis court, pool and beach. Price $199,900. Last unit available at this price! LUBBERS QUARTERS Two gorgeous cottages located on 1.5 acres of beautiful landscaped waterfront property. One cottage brand new, 2 bed 1 bath with loft, second cottage 1 bed 1 bath with french doors, mexican tiles, porches, A/C. Private dock. Great investment property. Price $696,000. HOPE TOWN POINT Bellfree North End turnkey 1 bed, 1 bath cottage on 2/3 acres. Beautiful views of the Sea of Abaco. Plans for main house to be built on the point. Aluminum sea wall, private deep water dock with 50 amp. service, 13 foot Whaler and golf cart. $1,150,000. ELBOW CAY Dorros Cove- Summer Winds Cheerful three bed, two bath oceanfront house. Central A/C, pool, water maker, generator, close proximity to Tahiti Beach, two car garage. Fully furnished. $1,290,000. wwwwww wwwwww www .damianos.comREGATTAS OF ABACO New, fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with pool, tennis court, fitness centre and beautiful beach. On site rental management available. Ideal holiday apartment in convenient location. Asking $280,000. PELICAN SHORES WATERFRONT LOT on the harbour 200 x 255, great views, ideal place to build a dock, partially landscaped with coconut palms, ready to be built upon. Call for information ELEVATED WATERFRONT LOT 100 feet on the sea, all utilities available. Call for information. BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION ONE Two residential lots, with all utilities, great location, $22,000 each. BAHAMA PALM SHORES Two residential lots 150 feet from the beach, great sea views. Asking price $42,500. EASTERN SHORES Waterfront sea to sea 34,902 sq. ft. There is a 85 foot beach, good elevation, buildable on both sides. Last one available in area. Price $350,000 gross. CASAURINA POINT SECTION 4 ON THE CANAL 85 x 135 lot. Asking price $48,000. DON MACKAY BOULEVARD Hilltop, 3 bed 2 bath furnished, central air, closed in patio, separate laundry room. $165.000. HIGH ROCK AREA Charming and well-kept 3 bed 2 bath 1,700 sq. ft. home on 124 x 125 enclosed lot. This home features a family room, tiled floors, new kitchen, large master bedroom, heated swimming pool and sundecks, central air, tropical landscaping and standby generator. Call for information. MARSH HARBOUR Triplex comprising (2) 1 bed x 1 bath apartments and (1) 2 bed x 2 bath apartment, furnished, central air, good income. Call for information. RESTAURANT FOR SALE situated in down town Marsh Harbour. Excellent location, reasonable business hours, great return on investment. Call for further information. GREAT ABACO CLUB 3 bedrooms, master spa bath and family bath. Concrete construction, fully furnished and equipped. Features vaulted ceiling, full-length covered terrace with secure deepwater dockage, finger and lie-along. On-site maintenance, gated and private. Beach Club privileges, good rental record. Call for information. HOPE TOWN Oceanview 2,500 sq. ft. 4 bed, 3 bath beachfront home with 3/4 acres of land. Very private and fully landscaped. Fully furnished. $1,425,000. HOPE TOWN Club Soliel Hotel, restaurant, marina on 1.75 acres; 320 feet harbourfront. $2,990,000. HOPE TOWN Coconut Cottage Adorable 1,000 sq. ft., 2 bed 2 bath Colonial cottage with view of the Atlantic Ocean. Across the road from a beautiful beach and close to town. Tastefully decorated, partially furnished, detached garage. $415,000. ELBOW CAY North End Large building site with ocean view near sandy beach. $114,000. LUBBERS QUARTERS Abaco Ocean Club, lot #65. 12,326 sq. ft. beautiful hillside building site. $55,000. TILLOO CAY Ocean front property in the Bight of Tilloo. Excellent elevation with sea to sea views. Access to dock and power to property. $89,000. TILLOO CAY Choice Property! 4 water front lots in protected bay south of The Castle. Superb elevation, sea to sea views, deep water with sandy bottom. Access to Tilloo beach. Starting at $125,000. Also interior lots from $75,000. DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY LIMITED Established 1945 Hope THope T Hope THope T Hope T own Point, Elbow Cay own Point, Elbow Cay own Point, Elbow Cay own Point, Elbow Cay own Point, Elbow Cay Regattas of Abaco, Marsh Harbour Regattas of Abaco, Marsh Harbour Regattas of Abaco, Marsh Harbour Regattas of Abaco, Marsh Harbour Regattas of Abaco, Marsh HarbourLAST UNIT A LAST UNIT A LAST UNIT A LAST UNIT A LAST UNIT A TT TT T THIS PRICE THIS PRICE THIS PRICE THIS PRICE THIS PRICE FOR THE BEST IN SERVICE AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE We Offer Buyers Consultation Sessions Buyers Guarantee Service Packages 57 Years of Experience Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers Quarters Lubbers QuartersNEWNEW NEWNEW NEW LISTINGLISTING LISTINGLISTING LISTING Repairing:Radio, TV, VCR & Audio Equipment Juke Boxes & Video Games Musical Instruments Marine Electronics Office Equipment Cash Registers Computers Microwaves FAX Machines Electronic Organs Medical Equipment Automotive & Marine Electronics Telephone Recorders, Phones & Phone DevicesIn Marsh Harbour on Queen Elizabeth Drive between Keys Dr. & Fire House CornerTEL: 367-2830 Electronics Service CenterFormerly Television Service Center By Anita Rolle Yet another budding home grown tennis player is making her mark at tournaments around the Bahamas. Recently the Freeport Oil Company Limited sponsored the FOCOL Tennis Tournament on Grand Bahama in which ten-year-old Dorsinayer Smith was invited to participate. Dorsinayer, a resident of Dundas Town, has been playing tennis for the past two years and according to her coach, Bobby Russell, has been showing vast improvements. During her time in the sport, she has been fortunate to have ample practice time with local Sherrell Carey, who is presently studying abroad on a tennis scholarship. Coach Russell says, Dorsinayer is young, energetic and ambitious and is slowly emerging into a rising star. As a tennis player her form is excellent and has actually been compared by some tourists who have seen her play to pro players at her age. Mr. Russell said that at her present level of tennis, she is assured of a tennis scholarship in the future. Tournament competition is not new for her. She previously traveled to Nassau and Freeport as a competitor and has competed in the Junior Nationals, placing in the finals. During her recent trip to Freeport, where she competed in the FOCOL Tournament on October 25-28, she brought home two trophies, placing second in the Girls Under 10 Singles and second in the Girls Under 12 Doubles where she partnered with Kay Stuart of Freeport. Receiving much support from her family, she was sponsored by her proud parents Mr. Douglas Smith and Mrs. Carolyn Smith. Even though preparing for and playing tournaments is a lot of work, Dorsinayer says she enjoys the sport and the competition, and she still finds a little time during her trips to enjoy the scenery. Tennis player Dorsinayer Smith with her coach, Bobby RussellLocal Girl Enters Tennis Tournament high levels on one occasion, constant exposure to even low levels of cadmium has a debilitating effect on the body. The kidney and liver are damaged, bones weaken and joints ache, anemia and lung cancer can develop. The immune system is prevented from functioning fully, causing lowered resistance to viruses and bacteria. This is all just from computer monitors or television sets being dumped indiscriminately and does not even begin to touch what other hazardous materials are out there and their effects on animal and human life. It is evident that this is a serious concern we all face, not just here in The Bahamas but all across the world. We can choose to ignore the problem. As our health diminishes and diseases affect more and more people and tourists refuse to visit a country that doesnt care about the ecological damage it causes, we Please see Roberts Page 35 RobertsFrom Page 32


November 15th, 2002 The Abaconian Page 35Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Mercury Outboard Engines Contact National Marine 35 HP$1000125 HP $4000 200 HP $5000 Call 367-2326 Mooring Rental MOW off public dock, up to 42 boat. Day, month, season. Call David at 365-6502 2000 Yamaha Wave Runner XA1200Y 155 HP engine, 68 hrs, with trailer and canvas cover. $5500 OBO Call 367-3186 21 Seacraft w/ new gil bracket. Boa & bracket may be sold separately. Located at National Marine. Asking $7000 OBO. Call 367-2326 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service. Tupperware Place your order today. Call 5598206 or 365-2233 86 Honda Shadow 700 CC motorcycle, new windshield, muffler, handlebar grips. Rides real nice! $6500 OBO 367-2997 94 GMC Jimmy 4 door, clean, runs great, cold A/C. $5900. 367-3596 or 366-0354 95 Mercury Villager, 7 passenger, new A/C, new tires, clean in & out, serviced regularly. $10,500. Phone 367-2992 98 Honda Odyssey Van 30,000 miles, excellent condtion. $19,000. 367-4616 02 Daihatsu Cuove car 4 door, A/C, radio, cassette player, 129 miles. Like new! $10,500 OBO 367-2997 New building accessories incl 13 x 30 Dolphina pool / accessories, toilet, bath & kitchen sinks & faucets, tile, plumbing & electrical materials, stovetop, refrig, water heater, tin roof, gas grill, pumps, fans, light fixtures, many tools, generator, much more. Call 772-398-8798 for list & prices. Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats COMMERCIAL SERVICES MERCHANDISE FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Always a good selection of cars, vans & trucks. Pre-owned quality vehicles, competitively priced at Marsh Harbour Auto Sales. Ph. 367-2111 Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 Call Us for All Your Travel NeedsTwin Engine, Turbo Prop, Turbo Jet and Helicopters AvailablePh: 954-938-9508 Fax: 954-938-9509 Cell Ph: 954-647-8278 Wanted: Two labourers to assist with loading and unloading dump trucks and other menial jobs. Contact 359-6647 9 to 5 Have sciatica? TMJ? Lower back pain? Headaches? Get relief with muscular therapy. Call Karen Lane @ 367-5215 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Supply DepotHotel, Restaurant and Commercial SuppliesBlue WarehouseGovernment Subdivision Marsh HarbourPh/Fax 367-2128Call us or stop by BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICES21 Wellcraft with 250 HP Yamaha. Reduced to $21,500. Call 375-9190 22 Aquasport with Inboard/Outboard. Sound hull, console, built-in tank, storage bins, some canvas, needs new engine. $3000 firm. Call Willard Bethel at 366-0033 23 Sea Bird with 200 HP Suzuki outboard. $6000. Call 954-474-6549 or 242-365-5032 25 Sea Cat with trailer twin Honda 90 HP 4 stroke, 438 hrs, VHF, GPS, radio w/cassette, depth finder, lots of storage and a fish well. Trailer has never been in water. Reduced to $38,000. Call Bea Shirley at 365-6074 26 Panga boat wtih 75 HP Mercury. $16,000. Call National Marine 367-2326 38 Formula 1991 hull. twin 502 engines, loaded. $70,000 OBO Call 367-4228 or 3673201 52 Houseboat 1988 custom aluminum hull, 2 Volvo turbo 130 HP, dual prop I/O. 10 KW gen. set. 2 Cruisair A/C. Recently painted and refurbished, costing $25,000, fully furnished and equipped. 320 gal diesel, 700 gal water, sleeps 8, full galley, 3 staterooms. $99,500. Call Kevin or Kathi 229-723-6352 or E-mail Tom Cat EnterprisesSales Generators R.O. Systems Hi-pressure PumpsPhone/Fax: 242-366-0135 Hope TownRepairs Generators Gas Engines R.O. Systems Diesel Engines Lance R. NewboldCertified Diesel Mechanic Daily Scheduled FlightsFt. Lauderdale AbacoCharters and Cargo AvailableCall 367-3597 366-0069 Or 954-359-0380 Classified Ads Bring Results Call 367-3202 CONGRA TULA TIONS !to Daron Lightbourne Jr Daron Lightbourne Jr Daron Lightbourne Jr Daron Lightbourne Jr Daron Lightbourne Jr., for recei ving 10 awards from the Road Runner Track & Field Club in Nassau. The awards are: Presidents Cup, the Higgins Award, Honor Roll Student, Fastest Male U17, Outstanding Performance in Tampa Bay, FL., Academic, Best Driller, Perfect Attendence, Athlete of the Year and Best Relay Team. Congratulations from his parents, Lynce and Donald Brennen, six aunts, grandmother, sisters and especially aunty Treasie. Wishing you the best in years to come! Primary School whether they can be hired by Council or the Dundas Town Committee. A $600 plus gasoline bill for Council handyman Jeff Mills has not been resolved and is awaiting Mr. Mills meeting with the Chief Councillor to resolve the issue. Mr. Mills also submitted a bill for $250 for plumbing repairs at the airport. Councillors were undecided if this was warranted since the repairs were completed during his normal workday. Administrator Williams could not condone paying twice for a days work. Mr. Mills was hired by the previous Council and documents related to his terms of employment are still being looked for. Councillor Cay Mills asked that lines be painted at the airport and at the Crossing to facilitate taxi drivers. He felt that lines giving proper parking spaces would allow more cars to park. He wants to see the parking problem at the Crossing Beach resolved. He also objected to the previous Council granting ten additional taxi plates as he feels there Local Govt.From Page 24 are too many taxis now. This does not allow anyone to make a decent living, he said. Mr. Malone stated that a new road marking machine is in the generator building at the airport and needs only the correct paint for road marking use. Mr. Malone advised Councillors that a comprehensive report on taxis is being compiled based on the mandatory October inspection of all public service vehicles. This will determine which taxi plates are inactive and can be reassigned. Mr. Fritz Bootle submitted a $225 monthly maintenance contract proposal for servicing the air conditioners at the airport, clinic, primary school and high school. It is being considered. Mr. Jason Swain asked Council for approval-in-principle to develop a five-acre subdivision behind the Airport Motel on Don MacKay Boulevard. This would extend over the hill to the New Visions church site. Approval-in-principle was given for this subdivision along with the stipulation that the conditions in the Subdivision Act be adhered to. can be satisfied that we did what we wanted for the simple reason that it was the easy way out and didnt cost a whole lot of money to deal with. Or we can begin to realize that this is a problem that affects all of us, not just a few people here and there. Beyond the simple moral and health issues this brings up, if they dont cause any concern to those out there more interested in the state of their own progress and increasing their wealth, think of what we are selling the world through our tourism industry. Our beautiful islands, the sun, sand and sea. This dumping will seriously impact our tourism product. These are serious questions that beg an answer, and this isnt even the tip of the iceberg. What will we do to correct this? We must act to make change now. (Note: Much thanks to Theresa Pinder for a large portion of the information in this article. She is responsible for the research that went into the health risks posed by the hazardous materials.) RobertsFrom Page 34


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