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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 9, MAY 15th, 2006 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 Island Roots Entertains for Two DaysGenealogy, History, Skits, Games and Bands Were All FeaturedMarsh H. Airport Work Will Begin in Early JuneWork on the Marsh Harbour International Airport will begin the first week of June, according to the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation. Phase one of the project will consist of lengthening and resurfacing the airport runway and constructing a new parallel taxiway and is expected to cost $3.5 million. The work will revitalize the Marsh Harbour airport into a modern, fully functional facility that will meet all international civil aviation standards. The timing of the construction was arranged in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism and other stakeholders so as to minimize the disruption of the traveling public and the Abaco economy, according to the statement by Mrs. Hanna Martin. The project is expected to be completed by the end of November 2006. Phase two of the project is scheduled to begin in August 2006 with work on the construction of a new $4.5 million terminal.Two Ministers VisitMethodists Honour Lay Preachers The third annual Island Roots Heritage Festival was held on Green Turtle Cay on May 5-7. The event featured the Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band and the Royal Bahamas Police Pop Band as well as the Green Turtle Cay Marching Band which has recently been formed. In addition to music, the festival-goers were treated to booths featuring genealogy and conch farming, a conch tra in, the Key West, Florida, flagship, the S/V Wolf, and lots of competitions and games. St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town was the scene of a recognition service on April 30 honouring seven lay preachers who have served their churches from 22 to 47 years, holding services and taking on the duties of a minister for three Methodist churches on Abaco. Shown above are Mr. Craig Cornish; Mr. Vincent Higgs; Mr. Vernon Malone; Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart, Vice President of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church; Mrs. Veola Newbold; Mr. Delgarno Newbold; Mr. Patrick Bethel; Mr. Sidney Pinder receiving the plaque for his father, Mr. Whitney Pinder; and Ms. Carla Culmer, Ministerial Moderator for the Eastern Methodist Abaco Region. Three of the honourees were from Dundas Town, three from Cherokee Sound and one from Hope Town. Please see story on page 6. The Hon. Alison Maynard Gibson, Attorney General, and the Hon. Shane Gibson, Minister of Immigration, Labour and Training, spoke about the illegal immigrant problem while they were on Abaco on April 28. Please see story on page 18 By Mirella Santillo For the third consecutive year New Plymouth was the stage of the Island Roots Heritage Festival. This popular celebration meant to reinforce the ties between Key West and New Plymouth, as well as being a cultural event, always brings numerous visitors to the cay from all over Abaco as well as from The United States. And it was no different this year. By late morning on May 5th the festival grounds were filling up with people while vendors from as far as Nassau were unpacking their wares, such as Ms. Clarice Lloyd, who has two sisters living on Green Turtle Cay. She was selling straw hats and bags. It was a hot day and soon her stand was heavily frequented. By late afternoon, nearly everyone on the grounds was wearing a cowboy hat made of straw! A little further, Mr. Franklin Jollys artistic display of conch carvings also attracted a crowd and by the end of the festival his table was nearly empty. Further again, Mrs. Alice Albury had a colorful table of lucky bamboo plants, engraved glass and ceramics. As the park filled with people, the attractions started. By noon the flagship of the Conch Republic, the S/V Wolf was pulling Please see Island Roots Page 2


Page 2 The Abaconian May 15, 2006Joint Venture ofMarsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co. NEW EXPANDED SERVICE 2 Weekly Sailings to Marsh Harbour from West Palm Beach 2 Weekly Sailings to and from Nassau 1 Weekly Sailing from West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area. General Cargo, 20' & 40' Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive-on Ramps, Special Charters available RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE 708 710BlueHeronBoulevardOld Dixie HighwayBroadwayMarti nLutherKing, Jr .Boulevard45thStreetAustralianAvenueAvenue R 1North Congress Avenue EXIT 76 ABACO SHIPPING II Heavy Lift Services Gulfstream Line EXIT 74 West 13th Street 2006 D.A. Lee Riviera Beach Port of Palm BeachLakeWorth 95 95 PeanutIsland ABACOSHIPPING ABACOSHIPPING Bahamas Address:P.O. Box AB20737 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 Tel: 242-367-3341 Fax: 242-367-2235 Fax: 242-367-4885 e-mail: unitedabacoshippingco @coralwave.comU.S. Delivery & Receiving Address:Gulfstream Lines Heavy Lift Services 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact: Tina Diaz NEW OFF-PORT FACILITY 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404When Shipping to Abaco Remember ABACO SHIPPING M/V TRITON EXPRESS M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL in to the public dock with her crew of four, an impressive sight domineering the shoreline with her height. Patterned after the blockade runners of the nineteen century, the vessel was built in the 1980s by Willis Ray and Finbar Gittelman, her Captain and the Vice Admiral and Second Sea Lord of the Conch Republic. The ship left Key West late Monday evening to arrive in The Bahamas on Thursday night. She came over from Key West especially for the festival. Daily sailing on the Sea of Abaco was scheduled during her visit to Green Turtle Cay. By early afternoon it was time for the Tiny Turtles, led by their teacher, Mrs. Annabelle Cross, to sing and perform and what a great show they put on! After them, Dynamite Daisy drew a captive audience with her comedy skit. For a good half an hour, she had everybody doubled up with laughter. While some Man-O-War and Green Turtle Cay school children entered a tug of war competition and others played at the game stands, parents visited the Genealogy Booth, discovering the origin of their names or helping identify people on old photographs displayed outside the booth. There to assist were Dr. Gail Saunders, Director General of Heritage for The Bahamas; Mrs. Joy Lowe Jossi, an expert on genealogy and a descendant of a New Plymouth family; and Mr. Philip Roberts. Information on popular names such as Curry, Saunders, Lowe, Roberts, Sands or Sawyer was available. Various musicians and singers, Garnell Stuart and Friends, Brian Petty, Kevin McIntoshs Island Spice and the Green Turtle Cay Marching Band kept the crowd entertained until the opening ceremony. Bahamian and Key West officials took the stage set against an incredible sunset. As usual, the Secretary General of the Conch Republic, Mr. Peter Anderson, blew the conch horn and invited the Bahamians to Key West next April for the anniversary of the Conch Republic. Administrator for North Abaco, Mr. Donald Cash, introduced Mr. John Carey, MP, representing the Ministry of Tourism. Member of Parliament for North Abaco, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham was present and complimented the Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee and Green Turtle Cay for their achievement in organizing the event. Please see Island Roots Page 4 Island RootsFrom Page 1Island Roots Festival Showcases Abaco CultureGames and competitions for adults as well as children entertained the people attending the Festival held on Green Turtle Cay on May 5-7. Shown are children sailing boats made of coconut husks with sea grape leaves used for sails. The sailors enjoyed being in the water while light breezes carried their boats toward the finish line. A conch salad eating competition proved to be popular with those attending the Island Roots Festival. While the ladies ate their salads in a normal tidy manner, the winner, Willis Lavarity, shown slurping his salad down rapidly, easily winning the competition. Junior Roberts is showing a coconut husk boat with its sea grape leaf for a sail. Other competitions included conch cracking, tugof-war and hoola-hoop endurance. Children also enjoyed stilts, hoop-la and other games.


May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 HOPE TOWN ELBOW CAY MARSH HARBOUR TREASURE CAY HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY ELBOW ROOM #2989 Turnkey home with 3 master suites. 100 linear feet on the ocean and deeded dock slip in Marnies Landing. Expansive outdoor living area with swimming pool. Great rental history. $1,875,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 TREASURE CAY MY ISLAND RETREAT #3073 Beautiful 4 Bed, 3 Bath 2 storey family retreat. Cathedral wooden ceilings, Nicely detailed woodwork throughout. Wr ap-around screened-in porches with views from every room. $1,300,000. Stan Sawyer 242. 477.5821 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY WINDOVER #2638 Tranquil gardens surround this immaculate 3 Bed 2.5 Bath home on 2 lots with exquisite views of the Sea of Abaco & surrounding cays. Verandahs, upper deck gazebo & more. $1,350,000. Jane Patterson 242.366.0569 BAHAMA PALM SHORES TRANQUIL BREEZES Beautiful 4 Bed, 4 Bath home sits on just over 1 acre with 100 feet of oceanfront. Solid CBS construction, sprinkler system, 15 KW generator & air-conditioned bedrooms. $1,050,000. #2853. Laurie Schreiner: 242.366.3143 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY. BIG POINT Beachfront property with 90 feet on the Atlantic Ocean. Price Reduced US$595,000. #2969 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163. LOT 33 North End of Elbow Cay. .3642 acres. Ocean & bay sides beach nearby. US$270,000. # 3261 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569. NORTH END OF HOPE TOWN 109 ft. on the Sea of Abaco, 39,190 sq.ft. $750,000. # 3126 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569. WHITE SOUND Elevated oceanfront lot with 100 ft on the water x 300 feet deep. $600,000 #3207 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163.Two ocean front lots just south of Abaco Inn. Total 120ft. on the ocean. Total 29,000 sq.ft. $ 960,000 for both. #3312 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $85,000. #1836. Spectacular Sunrise! 100x190. $248,000. #3120. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 MARSH HARBOUR. COMMERCIAL Located in town near the Government Dock,6,525 sq. ft. lot. $75,000. #2513. PELICAN SHORES Waterfront lot, 8,000 sq. ft., beautiful sea views. $581,000. #2719 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $47,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 GUANA CAY Sea of Abaco Lotapproximately 1 mile west of the settlement. 6,560 sq.ft $250,000.00 #3206 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 LUBBERS QUARTERS. WATERFRONT LOTS from $300,000.. INTERIOR LOTS from $52,500.. AOC GREAT BUILDING SITES One lot off the Sea of Abaco.. LOT 82 AOC $118,000 LOT 83 AOC $106,000 #2857. LARGE LOT with dock #1589 Price reduced to $105,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY GAZEBO VILLAS #2509 Two villas in Hope Town Village. Each with 2 Bed 2 Baths upstairs and spacious living areas downstairs. Fully furnished and professionally landscaped grounds. Excellent rental history. $1,490,000 for both. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY HILL TOP #2855 Beautifully restored 3 Bed 1 Bath heritage home. Double lot on highest elevation in Hope Town Village. One block off the water. Panoramic views from rooftop gazebo. Lush garden & outdoor living space. $850,000. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY SWEETINGS LANDING #2911 3 Bed 2 Bath 1,300 sq. ft. + bonus second floor space. Additional waterfront lot kitty corner to the property, excellent docking space. Nicely landscaped. US$1,800,000. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY BORN AGAIN #2893 Spectacular island style 3 Bed 3 Bath home on the Sea of Abaco. 2,076 sq. ft. with 700 sq. ft. of deck with furnishings. Breathtaking waterfront views and sunsets. $1,175,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY SLEEPY HALLOW #3251 2 Bed, 2 Bath turn-key home with wrap-around deck & cool breezes from every direction. Dock with room for a run-about just 3 minutes walk away. Generator, golf cart, & garage on lower level. US $740,000 Jane Patterson 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY WHITE SOUND #2886 1/2 acre vacant lot on excellent surfing beach in established neighborhood. Permitted architectural plans for a 1200 sq.ft. beach cottage. Steps from public dock, sandy beach, & all amenities. $590,000. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 LUBBERS QUARTERS FLIP FLOPS #1851 Private beach bungalow that can sleep 4 on 1.19 acres. A/C, and many new upgrades. Lush tropical foilage and beautiful sunset view. $499,900. Laurie Schreiner 242.366.3143 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY RUDYS PLACE RESTAURANT Well established, fully licensed restaurant and bar. 1728 sq. ft. A/C, 75ft. by 125 ft. main road lot with dock access. Restaurant equipment and furniture included. Excellent business opportunity. $325,000 firm. #2681 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY AUNT PATS BAY LOT 7 #3317 Fabulous 1/3 acre building site with excellent elevation, unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean & Sea of Abaco. Deeded use of a dock with deep water in protected White Sound Harbour. $590,000. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 MARSH HARBOUR HARBOUR HOUSE #2818 2 acres with 200'+ of protected deep water, perfect for large vessel docking. Spacious 2800 sq. ft. home with 4Bed/ 3.5Bath & screened-in porch. Excellent for private estate or development. $2,298,000. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163ABACO AGENTS Marsh Harbour Office: t 242.367.5046 MARSH HARBOUR VILLA ESPANOLA #3248 Tropical 4 Bed, 3 Bath island home with Mediterranean flare. Extreme privacy, yet close to town. Spacious kitchen & formal dining room. Pool & verandah for outdoor entertaining. $1,200,000. Laurie Schreiner 242.367.5046 51506 TILLOO CAY TILLOO DREAM #2723 Two parcels, 1 acre on the Sea of Abaco, & 1/3 acre with a 1 Bed 1 Bath cottage which has a spacious deck & access to the Atlantic Ocean with a shared dock. $597,000. Laurie Schreiner 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY HOPE TOWN POINT #2279 Sandy ocean front lot with 120 feet of water frontage in a small cove. Swimming and snorkeling all year round. An excellent property for investment or to build your dream home. $675,000 Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 TILLOO CAY HUNKALOO Beautiful waterfront property with 2 Bed 2 Bath home & a 1 bed 1bath guest house. Two + acres that are Sea to Sea with protected docking on the Sea of Abaco. $995,000. #2724 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY SIROCCO This 4 Bed, 3 Bath home overlooks the bluegreen Sea of Abaco to the east and beautiful gardens. Central A/C, tile throughout with cypress tongue & groove. US$1,850,000. #3125 Jane Patterson:242.366.0035 PRICE REDUCED NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING


Page 4 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 Come & see our extensive line of Wide Selections! New Arrivals!15%offthru MayHand Tools Bath Linens & Towels lSheet Sets and much much more EXTENSIVE LINE OF HOUSEWARES You are an important community in our country. You are the home of many examples of good race relationships, he also commented. The ceremony was followed by a May Pole demonstration and a Loyalist fashion showcomical skit that drew a good round of applause. The Gully Roosters and the Brilanders ended the evening. The highlights of Saturday included the Royal Bahamas Marching Police Band, another performance by the Green Turtle Cay Marching Band and a Junkanoo parade. All through the weekend, children were kept busy with various games, egg and spoon race, thread and needle, hoolahoop contest or conch train rides. Conch is an integral part of the BahaIsland RootsFrom Page 2 mian diet, and it was the theme for the event. So one expected to find it prepared in many ways: conch salad, conch fritters, conch n rice, cracked conch, conch tingum. They were all deliciously prepared at the stands of Monica Williams, Elouise Cooper, Karen Curry and Ruth Jones. While people were devouring the succulent mollusk, marine biologist, Dr. Megan DavisHodgkins, was making a presentation on Strombus Gigas, the Queen Conch. Since The Bahamas is one of the worlds five largest exporters of conch, it is only fitting that we learn about this important item in our economy. I always wondered how there could still be so many conchs around after centuries of being consumed as a daily staple! My question was answered on Saturday by Dr. Davis during her presentation at the Captain Roland Roberts Environmental Center: the conch produces an egg mass containing approximately 300,000 eggs up to five times a year! Once released from the egg mass, the tiny veligers float on the surface of the sea, feeding on plankton until they are ready to drop to the sandy bottom where theyll graze on algae. The role of the conch is important in keeping the reef healthy: an over growth of algae would destroy it. In spite of producing such a large number of eggs, the conch still facesHistorical Photos and Genealogy Were FeaturedA new feature this year at the Festival was the Conch Train. A golf cart pulled a wagon through town, giving children a thrill. It was gaily decorated with colorful fabric. The rides were primarily for the youth. Beautiful Braids by Kimmy was busy with hair braiding. Kimmy Rolle showed her talent while maintaining the hair braiding tradition. A Junkanoo rush was part of the entertainment on the second day of the Island Roots Heritage Festival. The Green Turtle Junkanoo group is Abacos oldest group who performs annually on New Years Day on Green Turtle Cay. Please see Island Roots Page 25


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Page 6 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 Located at waterfront on Marsh Harbour strip Marsh Harbour, AbacoOpen 11 am until 7 days a weekHappHapp HappHapp Happ y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail yy yy yPhone: (242) 367-2278 By Jennifer Hudson God Still Calls was the theme for the Lay Preachers Recognition Service at St Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town on April 30. The service was held under the auspices of the Eastern Methodist Abaco Region of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. Liturgist for the service was Rev. L. Carla Culmer, Minister of St. Andrews Church and Ministerial Moderator for the Eastern Methodist Abaco Region. The seven honorees for long and devoted service as Lay Preachers were Mr. Whitney Pinder, Mr. Vincent Higgs, Mrs. Veola Newbold, Mr. Vernon Malone, Mr. Craig Cornish, Mr. Delgarno Newbold and Mr. Patrick Bethel. Mr Whitney Pinder of Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee Sound, the longest serving Methodist Lay Preacher, has served for 47 years. Owing to ill-health, his plaque was accepted by his son, Sydney. Mr. Vincent Higgs, also of Epworth Methodist Chapel, is the second longest serving Lay Preacher, having served for 45 years. He received a call to preach in 1955 while attending a youth camp with Trinity Methodist Church in Eleuthera and since his Recognition Service in 1961 he has served mostly as a lay preacher in the Nassau region but has since preached on Abaco, Harbour Island and Spanish Wells. Mr. Vernon Malone of the St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town actually had two stints of taking the Lay Preachers examination. The first time was in 1977/ 78, when, unfortunately, after he had taken the exams and they were sent into Nassau, they were lost at headquarters. A Lay Preachers recognition service was held for him in 1978, but Mr. Malone had to sit the exams a second time in the late 1980s when he was successful in passing. His official accreditation service then took place in 1996. Mr. Malone has served as a Methodist Lay Preacher for 35 years, In addition to preaching in all of the Methodist Churches on the island of Abaco and many in Nassau and Eleuthera, he has preached in St Petersburg, Florida, and at the Kirk of the Pines, Marsh Harbour. Mr. Delgarno Newbold of St Andrews Methodist Church has served as a Methodist Lay Preacher for 28 years and has preached in every Methodist Church in the Eastern Methodist Abaco Region and on Green Turtle Cay. His wife, Mrs. Veola Newbold, has also been a Lay Preacher for about 29 years and has preached in all the ChurchFrom Page 1 Church NewsMethodist Churches on Abaco. Veola and Delgarno are the parents of 12 children, six girls and six boys. Mrs. Newbold says, Many years ago I realised that living a moral life was not enough, I needed Gods help in the rearing of my children. Mr. Craig Cornish, also a member of St Andrews Methodist Church, began preaching in 1983 for Youth Services and was added to the preaching plan as a Lay Preacher in 1984. He has served as Lay Preacher in both Abaco and Grand Bahama for over 22 years. Mr. Patrick Bethel is a member of Epworth Methodist Chapel, but it was in the formation stages of the Aldersgate Methodist Church in Marsh Harbour that, while attending services at the homes of various members, Mr. Bethel became aware of the Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour AirportAirport AirportAirport Airport Please see Church Page 7 Several members of the Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church in Marsh Harbour dressed in costume to portray Biblical characters who are mentioned in the Scriptures at the time of Jesus crucifixion and resurrection. Rev. David Stapleton, left, the Kirks minister, has returned to retirement in England. Following the service to recognize seven Lay Preachers serving three of the Methodist churches on Abaco, the ladies served several hundred with a delicious hot dinner. Ladies from all three Methodist churches provided the food.


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Page 8 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 Dave RalphLetters to the EditorThe Editor Says . Random ObservationsThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Graphic Artist: Kelli-Ann Sands Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address) 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Haitian Problem?Dear Sir, Yesterday the police arrested a large number of illegal construction workers. Yet, I never hear about any attempt to arrest the employers who are giving the work to these illegal workers since they are also breaking the law. After all, the Bahamian businessman is the one that creates the job so thatAirport ImprovementsEveryone in central Abaco is delighted that government is finally going to improve the airport that has been woefully inadequate for years. Abaco people have been vocal in bringing out its shortcomings. Tourism staff have pressured to have it upgraded and expanded. So we are relieved that changes will soon be underway. As the countrys second busiest airport in terms of aircraft activity, it deserves attention. Its robust record in aircraft landings and take-offs is due to the attractive tourism product Abaco has cultivated. A recent press release from the office of the Ministry of Transport and Aviation states that construction on the improvements to the Marsh Harbour airport will begin the first week of June. It stated that this date was arranged in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism and other stakeholders so as to minimize the disruption to the traveling public and the Abaco economy. We are not sure how to interpret this as June, July and early August constitute our heaviest sustained tourism period. Our substantial summer tourism traffic has been the envy of many of the other Bahamian Family Islands which traditionally have a slow summer. The new taxiway and the 1000-foot extension are two items on the upgrade schedule that can be undertaken and not upset arrivals and departures. We believe that re-paving the runway with hot mix will require the runway to be closed. This process has not been explained to us, and there may be ways of applying this surface which will allow the runway to remain open during the process. Information has been very sketchy, but time will eventually tell us the story. Perhaps the taxiway and extension will keep the contractor busy until September when traffic is noticeably less. Shutting the runway down in September would be awkward but less disruptive than a summer closure. Some of our air carriers either skip days or schedule less daily flights in September and October due to the reduced demand. For the past year there has been no mention of a control tower which was a prominent feature of earlier presentations. The last reference we can recall indicated a portable control facility would be utilized, probably a ground level trailer-type facility that could be quickly put in place. It is not clear whether a control facility is being considered. A final sentence in the press release stated that work on the new $4.5 million terminal would begin this August. We are not sure if this is a wholly new building or expansion to the present building. Previous statements alluded to expanding the present building. Preliminary survey work is to begin any day now which we believe will lay out the taxiway. Recent airport stories in The Abaconian have brought more questions and comments from the public than any other topic we have presented in the past 13 years of publication.Pollution ExpenseIn the middle of a recent presentation on revenue collection by the Secretary of the Treasury, we were surprised to hear Mr. Ehurd Cunningham, make a plea for less pollution by the greater Bahamian society. We are unaware of his personal views on the environment, but his comment related to the large expense that ultimately falls on government to effect clean-up programs. His message in this respect was that a cleaner country would leave more funds to allocate to larger issues instead of the expense of cleaning up after messy people or from industrial accidents.Sanitary LandfillWork on the new garbage landfill site between Snake Cay and Spring City has come to a virtual standstill. The contractor is remaining quiet only saying that we will be told in due time what the schedule is for this facility. A year ago it was suggested that it would be in operation by the end of 2005. Massive amounts of rock have been moved in the cutting and leveling of hills at the site. Several cells or huge pits are to be constructed and given an impervious lining to prevent seepage into the water table. This sanitary land fill is badly needed as the dump site for central Abaco on the S.C. Bootle Highway near the BEC generating plant is overloaded and under-managed. The quantity of material deposited there has grown exponentially in the last couple of years. Besides accepting an increased amount of debris from the growing central Abaco area, it now must contend with trash from Winding Bay, Guana Cay, Man-OWar Cay and Elbow Cay. It was said that the new site will accept all the garbage and trash on Abaco proper from Sandy Point to Crown Haven. The logistics for this massive endeavor were not given.Central Pines Phase IIWithout fanfare, roads are being pushed in the eastern section of Central Pines Estates. This should make several hundred more house lots available in the affordable medium price range. Lots in the sold-out Phase I section went originally for approximately $14,000 depending on the size of the lot. Vacant Crown Land is available in central Abaco. Government must begin the process of opening up a low cost sub-division which is often talked about. A deadline has been given for removal of houses constructed in the Mud and Pigeon Peas since the fire in November 2005. Making low cost lots available would give some relief to those qualified and at the entry level of our economy. When this jet landed at the Marsh Harbour International Airport recently, its one tire blew out. This could have been as a result of potholes and the uneven surface of the airstrip. The airstrip is very dangerous for planes coming in at fast speeds. Pilots will be relieved to have the airstrip resurfaced. these people will risk breaking the law. If there was just one raid with some arrests and jail time for our Bahamian businessmen, the problem of illegal workers would cease overnight. Then our economy would come to a screeching halt as there would be no labour pool. The truth is we need these workers, and they are totally tied into our economy. The police should stop wasting the taxpayers money through arresting, jailing and deporting these people who will be immediately replaced by more illegals willing to risk hardships for the jobs that are being offered by our Bahamian businessmen. We dont have a Haitian Problem, we have a Bahamian Problem. A Bahamian By Samantha V. Evans Many parents give their children the key to a vehicle so that they can drive themselves to school and to just get around. However, teenagers are notorious for having accidents. Mrs. Belinda McIntosh from the Road Traffic Office in Marsh Harbour stated that statistics show that the majority of the accidents take place between the ages of 17-25. Just last month a teenager driving to school ran up behind one of the schools teachers, damaging her car and injuring her neck. To add to this, the car was not insured. It is now mandatory in The Bahamas for all drivers to wear seat belts. Obeying the speed limits in the area where you live is also the law. Motorists can be fined for breaking the speed limit laws. As a parent, you are responsible for your child, the car keys and the use of the car. Teens are at risk because they do not have the experience and judgment and drive faster which creates a dangerous situation. They also take the risks that older persons do not take. This can be due to peer pressure and distractions from passengers. Even worse, they may be under the influence of drugs such as alcohol. Road Traffic laws state that teenagers must by 17 to drive in The Bahamas. Learners permits can be obtained from the Road Traffic Office in Marsh Harbour or Coopers Town. Permits are good for six months. New drivers can purchase a driving handbook from the Road Traffic Office for $5. In it are answers to all of the questions you may have. Parents can reduce teenage risk by the following: Establishing specific ages at which their child can drive as a learner or drive unaccompanied Limiting the use of a car to certain times and having a curfew for car use Requiring use of seat belts for all occupants Limiting the number of passengers Banning the use of tobacco, drugs and alcohol Adult friends must also be responsible for teenage friends by not allowing them to drive their vehicles unless they will be operating it within the perimeters of the law.VV VV V iewpointiewpoint iewpointiewpoint iewpointThe Teenage Driver on Abaco Check out The Abaconian online


May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 or: P.O. 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Several booths were set up displaying the results of environmental studies that had been carried out by various schools. Amy Roberts Primary School took as their theme The Importance of Coastal Awareness in The Bahamas and included an interesting model in an aquarium showing levels from low water mark up to the sand dunes and displaying root systems and beach plants, even trash. Man-O-War Primary School students had obviously worked very hard on their very neat presentation. Grade 3 students portrayed The Importance of Mangroves to Bird Life in the Coastal Areas of The Bahamas Grades 4 and 5 portrayed The Importance of Mangroves to Aquatic Life in the Coastal Areas of The Bahamas The students went on three field trips to acquire their knowledge in addition to other research. In the high school division Forest Heights Academy Grade 8 students presented an excellent exhibit entitled Coral Reefs and Mangroves Protect our Shores This included some excellent models of coral reefs, mangrove forest, rocky shores and sandy beaches. Grade 11 had studied and presented on the Xanthoid Crab (Panopeus Herbstii). Students of Abaco Central High school made a study of marine turtles. Friends of the Environment manned a display entitled What am I? in which people were invited to identify various leaves and roots such as red and black mangrove leaves, white mangrove roots and buttonwood leaves. They also showed the movie Hanging in the Balance Judging of the students work took place and schools were presented with awards as follows: Primary: First Place Man-O-War School Second Place Amy Roberts Primary School Junior High: Forest Heights Academy, Grade 8. Senior High: First Place Forest Heights Academy, Grade 11 Second Place Abaco Central High School Follow the viewing of the exhibits, students and teachers gathered in the auditorium to listen to guest speaker, Dr. Craig Layman, who holds a PhD and is an Environmental Fellow in the Environmental Department of Yale University. Mr. Layman, whose subject was the Cross Harbour Creek Restoration Project, began by encouraging the students to get involved in these types of projects because it is the way to carve out a career in science. That is the way he got his start. In the past roads were built across the wetlands system, blocking natural water flow thus allowing too much silt buildup and causing the growth of too many mangroves. There is then no way for fish and other animals to pass through the creek. A group of approximately 200 Abaconians have been working with Mr. Layman to open up the wetlands at Cross Harbour in the southwest of Abaco to restore the tidal flow, thus making the system more healthy. Mr. Layman has been working along with the Friends of the Environment, which he described as the best organisation he has worked with. Friends of the EnvironmentStudents Display Science Exhibits for Earth Dayplays a very critical role in the preservation of natural resources here, and he encouraged students to work along with them. The Cross Harbour project was carried out in two phases. 1. Breaking up the road and putting in culverts to help the flow. 2. Taking out mangroves that were blocking the tidal flow. There is much more work to be done, said Mr Layman. In order to find out if the changes have been successful there are several steps which are being taken. 1. Fish are tagged with plastic tags. 2. Surveys are carried out on the bottom 3. Telemetry tags are inserted into the stomach cavities of the fish.(this is normal surgery done under anaesthetic and does not hurt or harm the fish). The object of this experiment is to see whether the fish eventually move back out to the ocean. If it can be proved that fish have moved back down, it shows how important the wetland systems are. Receivers are placed all the way down the creek to track the movement of the fish. Mr Layman encouraged an Adopt a fish, Adopt a school program whereby donors will donate tags and students will help tag fish which will then become their fish to follow. Scholarship presentations were made by Friends of the Environment and the Rotary Club to two Abaco teachers. Kelly James from the Man-O-War School and Laura Davies from S.C.Boodle were selected to attend the Island School in Eleuthera for one week this summer. Brittany Symonette was awarded a full scholarship to work with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey in Students from several schools on Abaco participated in activities for Earth Day on April 28 at New Vision Ministries. Friends of the Environment organized the event with Dr. Craig Layman as special speaker. Dr. Layman had worked with many of the students on the Cross Harbour project and spoke to them about the work there. Some of the fish were tagged with colored markers with the location and school recorded that tagged the fish. The fish will be traced to see their movement now that the creek has been opened for water to flow throughout the entire creek area. Please see Earth Day Page 26


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In just over a year, the program grew from concept to reality. From the initial fund raising and purchase of six sailboats to student enrollment and actual classes, we now have 26 children in Hope Town who have learned to sail! Every Saturday since January, students have learned to launch, rig, sail, capsize and recover, de-rig, clean and put away their Optimist dinghies. Classes will continue through May. Head Instructor, Matt McCoy, will use the last two Saturdays as a round-robin Junior Sailing Regatta. The winner will be awarded the Derek Lee Trophy, which was awarded to Junior Sunfish Sailors of Hope Town in the 60s and 70s. We hope the tradition will continue for many years to come. Thanks to the many volunteers who gave their time, the donors who funded the program, the businesses which donated services, all of whom made Hope Town Junior Sailing possible.Hope Town Association MeetsBy Lindsey Delaplaine The Hope Town Association has had an active quarter, having completed two major projects, continued village maintenance and worked on ongoing projects. None of these plans would have come to fruition without the help of all of those who volunteered their time and those who donated to the association. The second annual Harbour Clean Up was a huge success. Sponsored by the association and organized by Winky and Cindy Merrill, 38 people showed up on March 28th to participate, including many of the local Harbour Rats and spontaneous tourists. Sixty-eight bags of trash were collected, along with pieces of wood, old boat parts and discarded batteries. Town Councilman Roy Cash arranged for his son, Todd Cash, to use his truck to clear the debris out of town. Afterwards there were refreshments and hot dogs for everybody. The family Merridith, staying at Crews Nest, could not make the morning event but did not want to be left out. So they took the initiative and cleaned up the ocean side beach from the Methodist Church to North End Beach. The association organized, with financial donations from the Hope Town Sailing Club, the repair of 36 feet of Queens Highway (more of a walkway really) between the Sailing Club and the dingy dock. The walkway had deteriorated and the steps had been the cause of many accidents. Dan Please see Cays Page 11 Remember to Buckle UpHope Town students are learning to sail the Optimist sail boats the Hope Town Sailing Club has purchased for their training program. Here they are launching their boats. The Hope Town young people are enjoying their sailing as they learn to maneuver their Optimist sail boats.


May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 Our Comprehensive Private Car Policy protects your No Claims Discount. Youll enjoy peace of mind, knowing that when you claim up to $10,000, your No-Claims Discount will not be reduced. Our No Fault Benefit protects you if an accident is not your fault. Well provide for a rental car up to $500 and waive your deductible up to $500. It even provides free Personal Accident Benefit up to $5,000. So call one of our agents today.Visit us online at 2003 ADWORKSNASSAU Collins Ave 242-322-2341 Thompson Blvd 242-325-8776 Marathon Mall 242-393-6286 ABACO 367-2688FREEPOR T 242-352-7119 Home & Office FurnitureOffice & School SuppliesOPEN MONDAYTHRU FRIDAY 8:00AM 4:00PMP.O.Box AB-20192, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : 367-3186 lFax 367-3469 lEmail : P.O.Box AB-20192, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : 367-3186 lFax 367-3469 lEmail : More News of the CaysMcCully chaired the project and hired Kenny Maltarp, for a reasonable price, to convert the steps to a ramp and repair the cement path. The project was completed successfully in one day. Throughout the year, the association has many ongoing projects to keep Hope Town clean and maintained. This includes everything from keeping the streets swept to maintaining the buoys at the harbour entrance. The group coordinates with other organizations like the Volunteer Fire and Rescue team, Wyannie Malone Historical Museum and Friends of the Environment and helps with the medical clinic. The association fostered the dune restoration after the 2004 hurricanes and planted sea oats and coconut seedlings to strengthen its structure. As this hurricane season is forecast to be busy and intense, this will serve the settlement well. One of the biggest ongoing projects is the restoration of the ball field at Taylor Park. This is a huge project requiring the reactivation of the sprinkler system, finding enough water to grow the field, replacing the seating and building the backstop. The Hope Town Association board met on April 18th at Cap n Jacks with new board members Katy Cash, Mary Balzac and Matthew McCoy to discuss the staCaysFrom Page 10 Please see Cays Page 12 Thirty-eight people showed up to volunteer in a campaign to clean up Hope Town harbour on March 28. They collected 68 bags of debris along with a lot of other larger pieces of trash. The program was the second annual harbour clean-up organized by the Hope Town Association.


Page 12 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 tus of projects and to get everybody up to date. With so many projects ongoing and upcoming and the scope of the ball field project, the association is always looking for volunteers or donations. If you are interested in helping you can contact Mary Balzac at 366-0655. Contributions are welcome. Make the check out to Hope Town Association and mail to Hope Town Association, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas. US Donations over $250 are tax deductible through PERC.36th Annual Abaco Anglers Fishing Tournament ResultsBy Karen Huff Lowe This year the Abaco Anglers Fishing Tournament celebrated its 36th successful year of anglers fishing our pristine Abaco waters on April 20 -27. All the anglers enjoyed socializing at the awards banquet and partaking of the delicious food provided by Petes Pub in Little Harbour on April 28th. We were pleased with the number of entries the junior anglers submitted this year, and we continue to encourage young people to sign up each year and enjoy the sport of fishing in this family fishing tournament. Once again the tournament awarded the winners beautiful handmade trophies from our local Little Harbour artist, Mr. Pete Johnston. Persons receiving awards this year are as follows:Junior/Junior Class(12 and under) Boys: First place: tie Peter Michelli and Dylan Thompson (billfish) Second: Eli Lowe, 28 lb. kingfish on 20 lb. test line Third: Jimmy Magee, 6 lb. cuda on 8 lb. test line Stony Lowe also entered a nice fish. Girls: First place Kayla Magee, 9 lb. cuda on 8 lb. test lineJunior Class (13 to 16 years) Boys: First: Stephen Johnson, 28 lb. dolphin, 30 lb. test Second: Parker Lecorgne, 18 lb. dolphin, 30 lb. test Girls: First place tie Ashley Knowles and Erica Pinder, 26 lb. dolphin, 30 lb. test line. More News of the Cays Kaylen Malone participated. Mens Division: Roscoe Thompson III received awards for his dolphin entries in the 4#, 8#, 12#, 20#, 130#, and hand line class. Bob Sheffield and Ryan Higgs tied in the 30# test line class for their 35 pound dolphin and wahoo caught, respectively. Shane Carroll took home the trophy for the 50# test category for a 375 pound released blue marlin and Larry Peachy was awarded for the 80# test line class for a 30 pound dolphin. Sydney Roberts and Roscoe ThompCaysFrom Page 1 At a recent meeting of the Hope Town Association members selected a new board shown above. They are, left to right, Dan McCully, Katy Cash, Mary Balzac, Lory Kenyon, Matthew McCoy and Michael Myers. Please see Cays Page 26


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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 ChrisThompson Real Estate Offering the Islands Most Exclusive Listings One Purple Porpoise Place, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamasph 242.366.0216 fax 242.366.0223Exclusive Listings Private Islands Waterfront Homes and Land* Investment Property Acreage Project/Property Management ***** Exclusive Agents for Matt Lowes Cay ***** www.ChrisThompsonRealEstate.comChris Thompson Greg Roberts BREAKERS Ideal ocean and interior lot on surfers dream, Garbonzo Beach. Perfect for single family homes or villas, and just steps away from restaurants and marina facilities. Ocean front lot $499,000 and interior lot with beach access $249,000 CONCH QUEST Ocean front villa, 2 bedroom, 1 bath wth room to expand. Open deck overlooks excellent surfing location. Just steps from marina and restaurant, rental history available. $795,000. JACKS JUNGLE Lubbers Quarters Cay consists of 2 parcels, waterfront lot over 1/2 acre $240,000, and interior lot over 1 acre $120,000. Deeded dock slips for each lot included. WHITE SOUND Rare Ocean front find in White Sound, large lot with Dock on White Sound Bay. 150on the ocean and White Sound Bay, 129on North Boundary, and 94on South Boundary. Ideal spot to build second home, or income producing rental $899,000. OCEAN FRONT WHITE SOUND Lots 13 & 14 with dockage on White Sound Bay $499,000 each. FAR NIENTE4 bed / 4 bath on the Sea of Abaco North End, Elbow Cay. Large open floor plan, fully furnished, beautiful beach $3,900,000 THIRD SUNRISE -Turnkey oceanfront home, great rental potential, pool, detached bedrooms, gym, dock, panoramic water views$4,470,000. MARNIES LANDING Private waterfront community of 1/2 acre lots with Sea of Abaco and Atlantic Ocean viewsstarting at $570,000 Ocean front lot #2 permits main house and guest cottage $895,000. MAGNUSON HOUSEQuiet North End Elbow Cay, 3 bed/3 bath (detached master efficiency) overlooking white sandy beach, large wrap deck, sold fully furnished, great art work, boat, golf cart included $1,485,000 HIGH HOPESAtlantic Ocean, North End Elbow Cay 3 bed 3 bed bath, large ocean side deck, excellent history $1,450,000 BLEST NESTHigh on ocean dune at North End. 3 bed / 3 bath (detached guest cottage) panoramic views, excellent rental history $1,425,000 CROWS NESTOcean front North End Elbow Cay large 1.5 acre property, 2 bed / 2bath villa, generator room, can be subdivided $4,460,000 FINDERS KEEPERSGreat rental cottage one lot from ocean, 2 bed 1.5 bath, excellent rental history $465,000 KIWI HOUSENewly custom built Bahamian style home, 2story, 3 bed, 2.5 bath. Expansive decking Pool, central AC, generator. Spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean $897,000 PINEAPPLE BEACH HOUSEOceanfront home with POOL, 4 bed / 3 bath, open kitchen on top floor Efficiency cottage adjacent to main house, rental history $1,800,000


Page 16 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 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 16ICE RENTAL BIKESStolen license plates A visitor at Boat Harbour had the license plates stolen on April 13 or 14 from two scooters parked there. Rape attempt About 9 p.m. on April 12 while in the vicinity of the Treasure Cay Primary School, a Treasure Cay man was beaten in the face and the assailant then attempted to rape him. Stealing from unlocked auto A Spring City man had $1300 stolen from his unlocked car in the evening of April 13 while parked at the Conch Inn in Marsh Harbour. Dangerous Drugs A Marsh Harbour resident was arrested about 5 p.m. on April 13 when discovered by the police with marijuana. Assault While at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town, a Dundas woman was beaten about her body at sunset on April 13 by her uncle. Death threat A Murphy Town woman was given death threats before midnight on April 19 while at her sisters house in the Mud, Marsh Harbour. Obscene language A Marsh Harbour resident may face prosecution for using obscene language to the annoyance of a police officer about 1 a.m. on April 20 at Sapodillys Bar in Marsh Harbour. Disorderly Behaviour A police officer was threatened mid-morning on April 22 with obscene language while near the Royal Palm gas station in Dundas Town. The assailant was warned of his behavior and possible prosecution. Death threat About 2:30 a.m. on April 23, a known patron of Tardys Night Club on the S.C. Bootle Highway threatened to shoot the doorman after refusing to be searched before entering. Shop Breaking The Special Touch Beauty Salon in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the weekend night of April 22. Break-in The Central Abaco Primary School was broken into during the weekend of April 23. Nothing appeared to have been taken. Assault While at a fish fry at the Sandy Point Regatta site, a resident was attacked about 10 p.m. on April 23 by three men he recognized as being from Crossing Rocks. Bottles and rocks were thrown at him causing minor injuries to his face. House fire A new home in Central PinesPolice Crime Report Estates in Dundas Town was partially destroyed by fire at 7 a.m. on April 25. The home was insured and suffered extensive damage from the fire which began in a childs bedroom. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department responded with three engines and extinguished the blaze. Breaking and entering St. Francis de Sales school office was broken into during the night of April 24 and $124 was stolen. This house in Central Pines Estates in Dundas Town burned on April 25. The fire began in a bedroom which was occupied by a young girl. The house belongs to Patrick and Camell Huyler. The damage was extensive, destroying all their belongings and inflicting heavy damage to the house itself. Periodically the police officers do a traffic check looking for expired licenses, inspections and insurance.They occasionally vehicles which are not licensed or insured at all. Please see Police Page 17 Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Malcolm Rae William Johnson Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody Photography by TuppyLocal ArtistsBeth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Dion Lewis Colyn ReesLocated Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579GALLERYOriginal Art lPrints lFramingBlue Sky


May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 P.O.BoxAB22275 Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501 E-mail: Craig@bahamabeachclub.comBroker Participation Invitedwww.BahamaBeachClub.comFor more information, see your Real Estate Professional or contact: Toll Free 800-284-0382 Best Beach in the CaribbeanCaribbean Travel &Life Magazine Visit Our On-Site Models Today! Phase1-4 SOLDOUT NowSellingonTreasureCay!BahamaBeachClubPhase5 3&4Bedroom/3BathLuxuryBeachfrontCondominiums Private Gated CommunityTwo Freshwater Pools & SpaDesigner Interiors AvailableOptional Detached GaragesLocal Bank FinancingTerrific Rental Income potential Treasure Cay Resort Area Amenities include:Spectacular 31/2mile White Sand Beach150 slip Marina for Yachts to140 feet18 hole Championship Golf CourseTennis, Snorkeling & Scuba DivingRestaurants, Grocers & Duty Free ShoppingInternational Airport (6,500 foot runway)Residences from $742,500 plus closing costs Indecent Assault A 12-year-old school student reported on April 25 that her stepfather had molested her. Indecent Assault A resident of the S.C. Bootle Highway reported on April 25 that a man from Crossing Rocks fon dled her 17year-old daughter, then exposed himself. Leslie Cornish, Sq., Police Officer R335, was given the distinction of being named Officer of the Year for Abaco. He always dreamed of becoming an police officer and in 1997 the dream became a reality when he became a reserve officer. He was born in Pine Ridge, Grand Bahama, in 1947 and has been married to Ruth Cornish for 38 years. He is the father of 11 children and grandfather of 16. I love my family and my country. Serving both of them is not only a duty but also an honor and a blessing. I thank God for my life and what it brings. Jennifer Rolle, Police Officer Cpl. 2202, received the Officer of the Year Award 2005. After high school she worked in several fields for six years before enlisting in the Royal Bahamas Police Force. She feels fulfilled and has gained vast amounts of knowledge. She is a Certified Photographer and Fingerprint Specialist with training in the Automated Fingerprint Identification System. She has served on Grand Bahama where she was awarded the Scenes of Crime Officer 2003-2004. After being promoted to corporal in 2003, she was transferred to Abaco. She works as community officer, investigator and school policing officer. She is committed to serving her country through the Royal Bahamas Police Force. School burglary The Every Child Counts school was broken into during a fiveday break beginning on April 14. Stolen were a 32-inch Toshiba television worth $800, a radio, headphones and food items valued at $120 and $20 in cash. Causing Harm A Murphy Town woman was beaten and injured by her husband about 9 p.m. on April 24. Her husband was arrested about an hour later. Attempted armed robbery A Marsh Harbour woman closed her business and got home about 9:30 p.m. on April 24. On arrival she was accosted by a man wearing a mask, armed with a shotgun and demanded cash. She pushed him away causing him to flee into a waiting car and escape. Outstanding Service Is AwardedPolice Crime Report PoliceFrom Page 16


Page 18 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 ARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It All Open an account with Commonwealth Bank Today and Choose from:Chequing Accounts Minimum opening balance $100Savings AccountsMinimum opening balance $25Certificate of Deposit AccountsMinimum opening balance $1,000 Flexible interest paymentsIt all adds up to a secureFUTURE.COMMONWEALTH BANK Leader in Personal Banking Services www.combankltd.comSAFETYSECURITY &GROWTH 2006 By Robert Wilson Safety at sea is a worldwide concern. With the advent of new technologies, marine communications has undergone numerous changes beneficial to boaters. The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) has been designed to improve emergency message handling between commercial ships and the various coast guard facilities worldwide. The system has now expanded to permit routine communications, such as vessel to vessel and vessel to shore safety information. GMDSS, while mandatory for all commercial vessels, remains voluntary for those classified as recreational. Compliance with the commercial guidelines requires each vessel to have DSC (digital selective calling), satellite communications, NAVTEX weather and navigation abilities, a Search and Rescue Radar Transponder (SARTS) and satellite identifiers (EPIRB) aboard each ship. While the system appears to be complex, it is similar to todays cellular technology. Much like a telephone number, a Maritime Mobile Service Identifier (MMSI) is issued to commercial vessels. The assigned number provides first responders with information specific to the distressed vessel. Recreational vessels may request these numbers by following instructions provided by the VHF radio manufacturer. Digital Selective Calling, DSC, an important part of the GMDSS service, can be particularly useful for recreational boaters and operates much like a paging system to automate the sending of distress signals. Where mariners have traditionally relied upon direct radio communication with coastal monitoring stations, the new technology provides excellent signal processing and increased range. VHF radios now being sold are required to be compatible with the DSC features. The radios can be programmed to issue Distress, Urgent, Safety or Routine messages automatically at the press of a single button. If the radio has been interfaced with a GPS or global positioning device, the DSC activation provides the ships identification, position and the nature of any distress and all messages would continue automatically every four minutes until the coast guard or a ship within radio range acknowledges the distress signal. It is believed that digital selective calling w ill enhance the handling of distress and safety response as the service is more easily understood. DSC may also become a valuable tool for routine message handling as those messages can be sent automatically simply by inputting the MMSI number of the vessel being called, selecting a working channel and pushing a button. All recreational boaters are being encouraged to become familiar with the DSC features of their radios and refer to the manufacturers guidelines when programming their VHF radios.New Radio Technology Makes Boating SaferThe Marsh Harbour Marina offers a weekly workshop for boaters during the peak visitor months that covers many topics of interest to boaters. One topic this spring was the explanation by Forest Golden of new system for sending emergency messages. VHF radios now come equpped with Digital Selective Calling which allows an easy way to communicate distress. The system automatically gives out important information such as the boats identification, postion and the nature of the distress. The messages continue automatically every four minutes until answered. The group here is configuring the DSC features for their VHF radios into their laptop computers. This new feature allows calls to specific radios, similar to cell phone technology. Check Outwww.abaconian.comThe Abaconians New Web SiteMost Recent Issue Archive Issues Maps Business Listing Pictures Located: Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: 242-367-3007 Fax: 242-367-3839 Email: -Wireless Internet Access Dial-up Internet Access -Internet Caf (use your own computer or ours ) -Coffee Bar! WWW.ABACOINET.COM


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Page 20 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 Central Abaco NewsRecycling Moves ForwardBy Lindsey Delaplaine Friends of the Environment has recently formed an exciting new relationship with Everett Rolle of Caribbean Recycling in Nassau. Caribbean Recycling is now the location where Abaco aluminum cans are shipped for recycling. FRIENDS has hired Jeff Harding, who is overseeing the collection and shipment of the cans. Can sites are located in Hope Town, Man-O-War and at four sites in Marsh Harbour: the corner near the Every Child Counts school, Abaco Shopping Centre (where Kentucky Fried Chicken is located), and two new sites that were recently established at New Vision Ministries and Forest Heights Academy. Shipping the cans to Nassau has been made possible by the generous assistance of Mr. Ernest Dean, owner of the M/V Legacy The first shipment of cans filled a 20-foot container, and two more shipments have been scheduled for the last week of April and the first week in May to unload the backlog of cans that were stored while Friends researched recycling options in The Bahamas. That means 3,450 cubic feet of cans will be recycled and reused instead of taking up precious space in Abacos landfills. FRIENDS has exciting plans for the future of its recycling program. As the relationship with Caribbean Recycling grows, there are a number of items that are options for recycling including abandoned vehicles, batteries, engine blocks and scrap metal.Dog Show and Fun DayBy Jennifer Hudson April 22 was a day of fun for pooches and their parents. Kim Roberts of the Abaco Dog Training Club, who was one of the organizers, was pleased with the turnout of 12 to 15 dogs. Judge for the event, which was held on the ground opposite Standard Hardware, was Candace Key, Principal of the Hope Town School, who is a great dog lover and owner of championship dogs. All types of dog showed up from potcakes to purebreds and both the four-legged and two legged participants seemed to thoroughly enjoy all the fun and games. There were prizes for the prettiest eyes, prettiest ears and the waggiest tail which was won by Hershey, a chocolate lab, owned by David Burke from Treasure Cay. Indie, a potcake with motley black and tan markings owned by Amanda Darville, won the wonderful title of Mixed Up Potcake, while the Most Friendly Dog title went to Janie Thompsons German shepherd. Many of the dogs arrived dressed in fancy outfits, and the Best Dressed award went to a dog sporting a swimsuit. The favourite event of the day, however, was a weenie bobbing race in which each dog had to run to a bowl of water in which floated pieces of hotdog. The first to eat all the pieces was the winner and that title went to potcake Shandy. (I dont think the pure breds would stand a chance in an eating contest with a potcake). The aim of the fun day was not just to The Abaco Dog Training Club held a fun day for dogs and their owners. Competitions were casual and fun. Here the dogs are required to eat pieces of hot dog that were in bowls of water. Watching over one dog is Rebecca Higgs but that dog was not the winner. The prize went to a potcake. Please see Central Page 21 The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms on the harbour front Curly Tails restaurant and bar on the waterfront See their ad Dive Abaco a complete dive facilityThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you.The Conch Inn Marina Full service docks with power Cable TV connections underway Texaco fuel station Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W June 2006 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EDT) 2 (EDT) 3 (EDT) 4 (EDT) 5 (EDT) 6 (EDT) 7 (EDT) 8 (EDT) 9 (EDT) 10 (EDT) 11 (EDT) 12 (EDT) 13 (EDT) 14 (EDT) 15 (EDT) 16 (EDT) 17 (EDT) 18 (EDT) 19 (EDT) 20 (EDT) 21 (EDT) 22 (EDT) 23 (EDT) 24 (EDT) 25 (EDT) 26 (EDT) 27 (EDT) 28 (EDT) 29 (EDT) 30 (EDT) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:28a 2.6 6:58a 0.3 12:57p 2.3 6:59p 0.4 1:15a 2.5 7:43a 0.4 1:47p 2.3 7:54p 0.6 2:03a 2.3 8:27a 0.5 2:39p 2.3 8:52p 0.6 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:53a 2.2 9:12a 0.5 3:31p 2.4 9:50p 0.6 3:45a 2.2 9:58a 0.5 4:22p 2.5 10:47p 0.6 4:38a 2.2 10:44a 0.5 5:10p 2.6 11:41p 0.5 5:29a 2.2 11:30a 0.4 5:57p 2.8 12:31a 0.4 6:19a 2.2 12:15p 0.3 6:42p 2.9 1:18a 0.3 7:07a 2.3 1:00p 0.3 7:27p 3.0 2:04a 0.2 7:53a 2.4 1:46p 0.2 8:12p 3.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:49a 0.1 8:39a 2.4 2:32p 0.1 8:57p 3.2 3:34a 0.0 9:25a 2.5 3:19p 0.0 9:44p 3.2 4:20a 0.0 10:12a 2.5 4:08p 0.0 10:31p 3.2 5:06a 0.0 11:02a 2.5 5:00p 0.0 11:21p 3.1 5:54a 0.0 11:54a 2.6 5:56p 0.1 12:13a 3.0 6:43a 0.0 12:49p 2.6 6:56p 0.1 1:08a 2.8 7:34a 0.0 1:47p 2.7 8:01p 0.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:06a 2.6 8:26a 0.0 2:47p 2.8 9:08p 0.2 3:08a 2.5 9:21a 0.0 3:48p 2.9 10:16p 0.1 4:10a 2.4 10:17a 0.0 4:49p 3.0 11:21p 0.1 5:12a 2.3 11:13a 0.0 5:47p 3.0 12:21a 0.0 6:11a 2.3 12:08p 0.0 6:43p 3.1 1:17a 0.0 7:07a 2.3 1:01p -0.1 7:35p 3.1 2:08a -0.1 7:59a 2.3 1:52p -0.1 8:24p 3.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:56a -0.1 8:47a 2.3 2:41p 0.0 9:11p 3.0 3:41a 0.0 9:33a 2.4 3:28p 0.0 9:54p 3.0 4:24a 0.0 10:17a 2.4 4:13p 0.1 10:36p 2.9 5:04a 0.1 11:00a 2.4 4:58p 0.2 11:15p 2.7 5:42a 0.2 11:42a 2.4 5:42p 0.3 11:54p 2.6 6:19a 0.3 12:24p 2.4 6:28p 0.4 Monthly High & Low High June 12, 9:44p 3.2 ft Low June 24, 2:08a -0.1 ft Tide North Bar ChannelJune 2006 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. 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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 844-5387 M/V Legacy c/o Palm Beach Steamship 158 B East Port Road Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potters Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach Departing Palm Beach Weekly service* Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297 More Central Abaco News The Marsh Harbour Town Committee is now cleaning S.C. Bootle Highway as far as the dump on a regular schedule. Although it is not the duty of that committee, the members want to see a clean roadway. Garbage falls off vehicles headed for the dump and many careless people toss garbage out of vehicle windows. Two men, one on each side of the road, fill up bags that are later picked up by a truck that also picks up larger items such as the box in the lower left. have fun but to raise funds for the first Bahamas Kennel Club sanctioned show to be held on Abaco the weekend of May 20th. A husband and wife team of judges will be here from Savannah, Georgia, and the show will be strictly obedience training and trials; there will be no conformation classes. The show will take place across from Stan dard Hardware and will be held all day on the Saturday and most likely on the Sunday morning also. Participants are expected from Nassau and possibly Florida. Information on the show may be obtained from Kim Roberts 3674648, Maureen Koepp 3672597 or Amanda Darville 367-4949. A six-week beginners class in obedience training has just been completed, taught by Maureen Koepp. This was attended by 12 dogs, who learned to sit, down, stay and walk on a leash. Every Child Counts, the school for special needs students, was burglarized twice within ten days recently. The teachers and children returned from their Easter break to discover that burglars had gained entrance to the school through a second floor window. Fingerprinting by the police revealed that a child most probably had crawled through the window and then unlocked one of the entrance doors for adult accomplices. The largest, and most expensive, item stolen was a Toshiba 32-inch flat screen television that had recently been donated CentralFrom Page 20 to the school by The Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Also taken were DVD players, a VCR, a cell phone, $50 in petty cash, a sleeping bag and blankets from the primary classroom and $200 worth of food that the students use to prepare their lunches during their Life Skills class. Desks and offices were also ransacked. It is estimated that the thieves broke in sometime on April 17 or 18. Then, just two days following the police investigation on April 24, thieves broke in again, this time into the senior classroom building, stealing four cases of juice and another DVD player. Mrs. Lyn Major, the founder and principal of the school, said she was thankful for the helpful and sympathetic attention of the police but commented that the break-ins, vandalism and thefts were very distressing Please see Central Page 22


Page 22 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 to the students and staff. The school is funded completely by donations and the items stolen, like the television, were given to the school to aid classroom instruction by local businesses and residents. The police reported that there had been similar break-ins at other schools following the thefts at Every Child Counts and suspect that the items are being sold locally. [ECC was broken into a third time on May 7. A television and other minor items were stolen, then dumped in a nearby lot. However, the office was ransacked.]AID ExpandsBy Mirella Santillo In August 2005 Automotive and Industrial Distributor, a branch of the popular automobile supply shop from Nassau, More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 21 opened the doors to an 8400-square-foot addition. Adjacent and connected to the old shop, the new premises houses a car service center and a household department store. Now, a few months later, the service center is fully operational. There you can buy and change tires, have them aligned with the latest technology or rotated, purchase new batteries or have a full service tune-up, explained AID manager, Mr. Frankie Russell. As for the rest of the store, it offers everything for a home. From light bulbs and electrical fixtures to pet supplies and food, from hardware to bedding, from cleaning products to patio furniture, small appliances, Rubbermaid products, bookshelves and carpeting, you can find it all in one convenient location. The store even offers a choice of bicycles and bicycles Heavy rains for a few hours on April 27 flooded some streets of Marsh Harbour. Stratton Drive was under water but the primary drain installed under Don MacKay Boulevard in the mid 1990s keeps that road clear. parts and seasonal items, Christmas decorations and toys in December, fans, grills and lawn mowers in summer. And more is coming, said Mr. Russell, pointing to some empty shelves which have been reorganized to make space for new items. Since the expansion AID employed five more people, three in the service center and two in the store and one more will be needed soon when the second cash register opens, explained Mr. Russell. Twenty-four illegal immigrants were apprehended on May 2 as they alighted from the workers ferry as it returned from Guana Cay. Officers from Immigration, Defence Force and Police Force waited on the dock for the evening ferry to come in and immediately rounded up the immigrants whom they took to the Port Authority building where they were processed to separate the legal ones from the illegals and spent the night. A crowd of relatives quickly gathered in front of the building waiting for news of family and friends. Seventeen of those persons apprehended were taken into Nassau on a charter flight the following day while the remaining seven left by Bahamasair on Thursday. Ms. Donita Russell, a long time cashier at AID, said that the store was busier since the expansion and had received very positive comments from customers who like the diversity of the merchandise offered. However, the new selection of goods does not prevent AID from remaining a full automobile parts store and you can still find there everything for your car.


May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has opened its new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-3673450 Fax.# 242-3673451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee Aviation APPLIANCE CENTREAIR-CONDITIONING REFRIGERATION ELECTRICALCONTRACTING & SUPPLIES APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICEP.O.Box AB-20192, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : 367-3186 lFax 367-3469 lEmail : Open 7 daysat the Conch 367-4444Breakfast Daily 7 a.m.Waterfront Patio Dining or Inside A/C Innovative Island CuisineExpresso Drinks Sunset BarWireless Internet Access Restaurant and BarBy Jennifer Hudson A two day Leadership Seminar, led by Zhivago Laing was held on May 3 -4 at the Abaco Beach Resort. Since leaving the field of politics, Mr. Lang has devoted his time to developing courses to help professionals improve their business life. He is now President of Pro-Life Development Systems which offers courses in motivational speaking, human resource training and business consulting. He provides leadership for new and emerging managers during open seminars in an area where he found there to be a critical need. Many people aspire to be managers and are even appointed as managers and thus find themselves promoted to positions of great responsibility but have been given no preparation for the post, says Mr. Laing. Thus, he offered the open seminar in Abaco to involve managers and others in positions of leadership in gearing to provide them with a proper framework in which to perform as managers and leaders. Participants were given help in understanding how to deal with organisation, structure, human resource features and political and cultural dimensions. A strategic plan was set out for dealing with issues, decisionmaking, problem-solving and effective communication. The seminar was interactive with audience participation in scenarios to draw out their knowledge Appropriate instructions then followed. Mr. Laing was very impressed with the 29 persons who attended the seminar, feeling that this was a very good turnout for a Family Island. This is the first time Mr Laing has held an open seminar outside of Nassau, apart from Freeport. The seminar was intended for persons in supervisory, middle or upper management positions. Participants included 10 employees from Bakers Bay, government employees, business owners, bankers and resort personnel. Mr. Laing says that he has been asked to come back to conduct another such seminar in the off-season since many persons who had expressed a desire to attend the seminar were unable to take the time off work to attend during what is now the height of the season. He states, Leadership sets the pace in organisational development and value within organisations, He is of the firm belief that if a company, private or public, is going to move further, it must do a better job of Mr. Zhivago Laing conducted a Leadership Seminar in Marsh Harbour on May 3-4. Ten of the particpants were employees of Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club. Some of them are shown here. They are Mr. Perry Thomas, Mr. George Smith, Ms. Lydia Williams, Mr. Garnet Dean, Mr. Laing, Mr. Eban Hanna, Ms. Indira Edwards, Mr. Ricardo Johnson and Mr. Terrience Edgecombe. Missing from the photo are Gelita Sawyer and Alfredo Cornish. preparing its leadership so that competence and skill can be obtained for the execution of responsibility.Leadership Seminar Motivated Professionals


Page 24 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 By Jennifer Hudson Guest speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Abaco on May 2 was Frank F. RiveraMilan, Ph.D., who gave an update on the status of the Abaco parrot. Mr. Rivera-Milan has been doing research with the parrots on Abaco since 2002 and has worked for three years with the larger parrot population on Inagua. This year he was here from April 29 to May 7, working closely with the Friends of the Environment through a grant obtained by the Bahamas National Trust from the Disney wildlife Conservation Fund. His aim is to compare data which he is currently collecting with that collected in previous years before the recent disasters. The geographically isolated parrot populations of Abaco and Inagua are the only two in The Bahamas. Each is very different but both run the risk of extinction. Their reproduction and survival is affected by hurricanes, drought, fires, availability of food, predators and human disturbance. The arrival of raccoons to the island of Abaco in the mid 1990s has been bad news for parrots. Though the raccoons proliferate in the north of the island, they have now moved south into the parrot colonies. Feral cats are also a great threat to the parrots which nest in holes in the limestone rock. In 2004 there were two bad hurricanes in a row, Francis and Jeanne, and last year 2,000 hectares of land in the south were destroyed by fire. Data on the parrot population is now being collected and is being compared with the data collected before these devastating events to determine their impact on parrot numbers. The Abaco parrot population is the only species of parrot in which the hens nest in the limestone rock in the ground. In Inagua where, although there is limestone, no parrot nests have been found in the rock. Instead, they nest in tree cavities or in tree stumps. The objectives of the research are: 1.Estimate density, population size and rate of change over time. 2.Make recommendations for the longterm monitoring, 10 to 20 years. A simple and practical method is required for cost effectiveness, and Mr. Rivera-Milan is looking forward to children being able to assist in fieldwork after they receive training. This was a good time to come, he stated, as the parrots are pairing and ready to nest. During his stay of one week, he has worked with the parrot population from early morning to late evening. He uses a laser beam to obtain distance measurements from the parrots. His estimation of the density of parrots on Abaco is .09 animals per hectare, with an average of between 2,000 and 3,000 parrots on the island. The parrots are very concentrated in the south and central parts of the island. Nobody knows why and what factors caused this but they are now moving out of the pine forest to Sandy Point and Bahama Palm Shores. Parrots are hardy and are good survivors and even began to move north for a while after the hurricanes looking for food. Their most important source of nutrition is the poison wood berry. Mr. Rivera-Milan is attempting to survey 222 points and made the following recommendations: 1. Train volunteers to survey 200 to 300 points per year before and after reproduction. 2. Include other birds in surveys, e.g. white crowned pigeon, the Abaco population of which is very important 3. Collect weather, fire, habitat and development data. 4. Add data layers to GIS map. (GIS maps will be available at the end of June).An Update on the Status of the Abaco ParrotMr. Frank F. RiveraMilan spoke to the Rotary Club of Abaco about the Abaco parrots. He has been studying them since 2002 and came now to see how they survived hurricanes in 2004 and a diastrous fire. They are very hardy and seem to be doing well. He is very concerned about the threat from raccoons and cats that are in the area. The Abaco parrot is unique in that it nests in holes in the ground. This makes the females, the eggs and the fledglings vulnerable to several dangers that tree nesting birds avoid. 5. Conserve pine and coppice beyond the National Park. 6. Integrate research better, have management objectives and involve school students. Objectives he felt should be considered: 1. Expand Abaco National Park boundaries. 2. Establish buffer zones. 3.Minimise habitat loss. 4.Remove mammalian predators. 5.Control invasive plants, some of which are fire prone. 6.Stop illegal fires and dumping of trash. 7.Involve local communities.Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility You name it, we can do it!Your Friendly and Professional Printing ServiceAbaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print ShopLocated in the Abaco Shopping Centre Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201Book Binding Yearbooks Photo Scanning Business Cards Laminating Certificates and much more . . 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May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 ... the battery with the lightning bolt of life!!!Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries A/C Delco Marine Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V Truck / Tractor Diesel Marine Batteries DieselFULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!!(If an epic battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!) DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE WE DONT PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY Friends of the EnvironmentInvites you to aNative Plant ExpoFeaturing Special Guest SpeakersWhen:Saturday May 27, 2006 at 10:00 amWhere:Friends of the Environment (Above Dougs Place and Abacom in Marsh Harbour) Come and see what you can do to prevent plants like this invading YOUR Abaco Natural habitats. Each attendee will be give one native tree to plant or replace an invasive on your property.Martha Hanna-SmithBush Medicine in Bahamian Folk TraditionandKeith BradleyInstitute for Regional Conservation (IRC) South FloridaEnvironmentally Friendly LandscapingBrazilian pepper-tree Schinus terebinthifolius Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco quite a few dangers. It is food for the tulip shell, the sting ray and some turtles among other sea creatures and, of course, not the least of all man! Moreover, it takes the conch more than three years to reach the reproductive stage, so it should still be protected if we do not want to deplete our seas of this delicacy. Once again, the Island Roots Heritage Festival was a great success and a lot of family fun. There was culture, entertainment, music, music, and more music, great food and drinks and above all an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie. It was an occasion to revive old acquaintances and to make new friends while keeping grounded in our past. Island RootsFrom Page 4Festival Program Features Green Turtle History The hoola-hoop endurance competition had to finally be stopped. Two children continued so long that the officials asked them to stop. Hoola-hoops are once again popular toys. We should remember that the inventor of the hoola-hoop, Mr. Dixon Downey, owned Cornish Cay on Abaco for many years and loved Abaco as his second home. A fashion show drew a big crowd. The Green Turtle Cay residents dug deep into the past to have costumes that were typical of by-gone days. They drew applause from the audience as the women did their laundry, displaying undergarments, much to the delight of the crowd. It Pays to Advertise


Page 26 The Abaconian May 15, 2006 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseIsland-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayCocobay Cottages6 cott365-5464 Island Properties +34 hse365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties +30365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Donna Sands +12 hse365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott365-5106 Harbour View Haven365-5028 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Sea Shore Villas365-5028 Wards Landing4 units 904-982-2762Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm366-0133 Club Soleil 6 rm 1 cott366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop +53 hse366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm366 0095 Hope T Hideaways +63 hse366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages +3 hse366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas366-0065 Tanny Key +43 hse366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse367-2719 Alesias 3 rms367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 3367-3980 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic367-2227Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8500 Island Dreams + 45 hse365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms365-8801Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Information http.// + agents with multiple cottages and houses Rev. 29 Aug 05 Well Done Drilling ServicesSpecializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842Sandy Point this coming summer. Friends of the Environment is inviting scholarship applications from students and teachers for next year. Following the presentation of scholarships and prizes, a vote of thanks was given by Mrs. Lindsay McCoy, Executive Director with Friends of the Environment. Earth DayFrom Page 9 By Dr. Elwood Bracey A class of birds known as Sulids (Gannets and Boobies) are distributed widely throughout the world. They are not common in the Bahamas but four species have been seen in the past four years, three of them off Abaco. Four years ago a Brown Booby (28"-30" wingspan) was observed while fishing several miles off Great Guana Cay, and just recently in almost the same location a Masked Booby (27" wingspan) was seen again while deep-sea fishing. These large seabirds plunge-dive headlong into the sea in pursuit of fish. The champion diver is the larger Northern Gannet (38" wingspan) which plunges vertically from as high as 90 feet and reportedly reaches depths of 75 feet underwater. They fold their wings back and take the shape of a large dart and are able to get much deeper than other species. Gannets breed on the Atlantic cliffs of Eastern Canada but move south in winter. They can sometimes be seen diving off the beach in Florida, but rarely get to The Bahamas. However, we spotted an immature gannet in the Sea of Abaco near Dont Rock on December 14, 2005. Red-footed Boobies (26"-30") breed in just one location in The Bahamas on White Cay north of San Salvador. We found three pair there on nests in June of last year. They have bright red feet as opposed to the bright blue feet of the Blue-footed Boobies found on the Galapagos Islands of the Pacific. Ive always enjoyed looking at boobies, but nowhere as much as in The Bahamas where there is such a variety. Only the Dry Tortugas off Key West has one up on The Bahamas having had an accidental Bluefooted Booby appear there years ago for a total of five species. If we look closely at every booby we can, we may see one of the blue-footed variety here too. son III tied for their 20 pound dolphin entries in the wire line class. Wayne Brown received the shark class trophy and Ron Anna received the fly rod trophy for catching and releasing a bonefish. In the billfish release category Sydney Roberts Jr. was awarded for his blue marlin and Brett Osborne for his sailfish.Womens Division:Sylvia Michelli received awards for her 19 pound dolphin in the 20# and her 24 pound dolphin in the 50# test line categories. Jane Thompson took home trophies for her 24 pound dolphin in the 50# and a 14 pound dolphin in the 80# test line class as well as a hand line trophy.Special Awards:The Kelly Vernis Memorial Trophy for the largest fish weighed in by a lady angler was awarded to Jane Thompson for landing a 26 pound dolphin. Mr. Sydney Roberts, owner of Nokomis received the award for the overall Best Boat Trophy. Immediately following the awards presentation, the Abaco Anglers Fishing Tourament Committee made several financial contributions to the community. Nancy McDaniel and Deon Curry accepted a gift on behalf of the Every Child Counts ProCaysFrom Page 12Boobies Are Seen off Abacogram and Justin Noice received a gift for the Hope Town Fire and Rescue Association. We encourage anyone who is interested in participating next year to make plans to visit our islands and sign up for the tournament on April 19 26, 2007. All are welcome! And we hope to continue having young anglers participate and bring their friends along for a wonderful water sportfishing. Several sea birds can sometimes be seen out over the ocean. Three of these are shown here. One a and 1 b are Red footed Boobies, 2 is a Brown Booby and 3 is a Mocked Booby. Fishermen sometimes can spot these. It Pays toAdvertise


May 15, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 Dive Shops Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour.........367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh H.367-2963 Froggies, Hope Town................... 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay....365-8465 Treasure C. Adventures................365-8111 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay.......365-4411 Dive Guana..................................365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 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..............................365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals.......................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 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 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..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless notedAlburys Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 9+ 10:45+ Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:15 9:45+ 11:30+Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am 12:15 pm2:30* (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* (M-Sat) 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45am 10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30Same day fare Adult oneway $15 / Round Trip $20 Kids 6-11 half fare Free under 6 From Union Jack Dock Except holidays + Hope Town late trips Fri & Sat onlyGreen Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $12 Extra to some destinationsAbaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for timePinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLeans Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Wednesday, Friday & Sunday Lv Sandy Point for Nassau Adults $90 RT, $50 OWIslander Express Bus M Harbour & Sandy Point -call 366-4444 or 457-9958Enovahs Bus Service Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry dock. Spring City early morning & late afternoon.The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165 Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm, connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour From Freeport take cruise ship to Ft. Lauderdale or ferry to West Palm Beach 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 Jody Albury .........375-8068 Terrance Davis ....367-4464 Buddy Pinder .......366-2163 Justin Sands .......367-3526 Danny Sawyer .....367-3577 Jay Sawyer .........367-3941 Man-O-War David Albury ........365-6059Bonefish GuidesCrossing Rocks Tony Russell ...........366-3259 Cherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Junior Albury ............366-3058 Randy Sawyer .........366-2284 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .........366-0234 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh..477-5037 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) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mother Merles................$$ Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Harbours Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Sea Spray.......................$$ .........366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar....................365-6501 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............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 Harveys Island Grill.......$$.............365-4389 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant....$$.............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Nancys............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 Use Abaco area code 242 unless listed otherwise Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................Rev 21 Apr 06Compliments of The Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay -................................. Closed 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 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................50......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour .......... 367-2936 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0024 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0431 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ....... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale .................................. 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale .............................. 367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .......... 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ........................ 367-3415 Fla Coastal Airlines Vero B & Ft Lauderdale..... 367-0179 Island Express Ft Lauderdale...................... .... 367-0169Majors Air Service Freeport ............................... 367-4826 Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ...................... 367-0140 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ...................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ..................... 954-359-0292 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Govt dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyers Market..........$10 + $2 Govt Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City ..............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................ $ 3 each Solomons Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free Caged pets as people Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$20 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$14 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock.....................................$8 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$18 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$24 + $5 Sand Banks ............................................................$24 + $5 Joes Creek, Leisure Lee .....................................$44 + $10 Black Wood............................................................ $18 + $5 Fire Road & Coopers Town...................................$37 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$55 + $5 Wood Cay ...............................................................$60 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $65 + $5 Fox Town................................................................ $70 + $5 Crown Haven ..........................................................$75 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$75 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $65 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24).........$18 + $ 5 T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles.................................$22 + $5 T C Hotel to Joes Creek ........................................$35 + $5 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$16 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX........................... $6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $75 + $10 Points of InterestAlbert Lowe Museum...........................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibitsGreen Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden.............. Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum............Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station...............................Hope Town Walk to & swim onMermaid Reef off M Harbour Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road Open Nights OnlyTo Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-4733779) from West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay


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ACH Teachers Protest Working ConditionsStorm Damage Is Still Present, No Phones, Windows OutTeachers at Abaco Central High School are upset that their working conditions are so poor and are not being rectified. Windows are still out, some rooms still do not have electricity and the school has had no phones since the hurricanes last September. The recent fire which destroyed the Administration building has resulted in their not having a staff room, restrooms or kitchen facilities. This protest was staged during the visit of Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Farquharson, as he viewed the result of the fire.VOLUME 13, NUMBER 10, MAY 15th, 2005 Please see Protest Page 27 By Richard E. Fawkes Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson walked through a line of picketing teachers at Abaco Central High School in Murphy Town on April 29 to inspect the burnt-out administration building the result of a fire two days previously that he admitted his officers are investigating as suspicious. I have two investigators from Freeport on the ground now, Mr. Farquharson said, and well have an answer as to what happened when theyre done. The high school teachers, supported by Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) Area Vice President Frances Friend, were demanding around-the-clock security guards at the school; a working telephone, something they have not had all school year; and staff bathrooms before they would return to work. Mr. Rudolph Smith, District Education Superintendent, reaffirmed his announce-A Fallen Comrade Is HonouredThe funeral for Stanton Chea on May 7 was one of ceremony and sadness. Stanton was a volunteer fireman and helpful friend of everyone. Hundreds came to bid him good-by. Shane Sands and Sarone Kennedy gave a farewell salute as did all the firemen. The Hon. Alfred Sears, Attorney General and Minister of Education, was present at an awards ceremony held at the Central Abaco Primary School. The students were proud of the trophies they earned at the Inter-School Sports Competition. Central Abaco Primary came in first followed by Treasure Cay Primary and Coopers Town Primary. Primary Schools Win Sports Trophies Police Talent Show Was HilariousSolos, corale singing, skits, praise dancing were all part of a very entertaining evening that the Police Department of Northern Abaco put on at the Anglican Hall on April 19. These officers were enacting a hilarious take-off of a March Pass. They are Cpl. Cash, Insp. Gregory Barr and PC Cory Scott. See story on page 2. By Jennifer Hudson Police Commissioner, Mr. Paul Farquharson, and several other top ranking officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force were on Abaco at the end of April to perform various official duties. While here they attended a combined morning assembly on April 29th for students of the Abaco Central High School and Central Abaco Primary School held at the primary school. ASP Wayne Miller, Chief of Police for Abaco, in his introduction of guest speaker Mr. Farquharson, told the students that he had brought someone very important to speak to them, none other than the Commissioner in charge of the entire Police Force of the Bahamas, who holds you dear to his heart and whose message and advice will carry you through your entire life. Mr. Farquharson addressed the issue of violence in schools which he sees plaguing a lot of people today, particularly young men, saying that he intends to zero in on the problem. He sees a lot of drug and gang activity. People make excuses and blame other people but we all have individual minds, he said. Mr. Farquharson told the students that he grew up as an orphan with foster parents, but he did not turn out to be bad. You cannot blame your parents. Have respect for your teachers who will give you knowledge to take you through your lifetime. Prison is no place for you to go, was his advice to the students; and his final comment, Do not follow people who want to get you into gangs; if you must join a gang, join a church gang, received applause. Supt. Gibson, Officer in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Unit in Nassau, gave a stern talk on the dangers of drug use and used two chilling real life stories to illustrate what can happen to young people who meddle in drugs. He told the students that itPolice Commissioner Speaks to Students Please see Police Page 2


Page 2 B The Abaconian May 15, 2005 Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAIL By Jennifer Hudson As a finale to their very successful month of events celebrating their 165th anniversary, the Officers of the Northern Region of the Royal Bahamas Police Force presented a wonderful variety concert entitled Nobody Does It Better on April 29 under the distinguished patronage of the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Paul Farquharson and Mrs. Farquharson. There is a well known saying that Laughter is the best medicine, so I am sure that all the people who were packed into the St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Church Hall to hear the police in concert went home feeling in top form. What an evening of fun it was and whoever would have suspected that so much talent and humour hides under those smart uniforms. The men and women law enforcement officers of Grand Bahama and Abaco joined talents for the evening to present such a wonderful variety of singing, dancing and skits. The programme was full of such an array of superb items that I cannot possibly single all out for mention but I have to say that there were some tremendous singing voices and Elvis wooed the ladies in the audience with his gyrating hips and personal attention (though with just a little help from the late King himself). The many skits left the audience almost rolling in the aisles and were helped along tremendously by one well built and talented comedic officer from Freeport. MCs for the evening, Shelley Austin and Jack Thompson, were themselves in top form and kept the fun going between the scenes with their own kind of humour. It was good to see Jack Thompson back in Abaco for the event and Jumping Jack was in his usual top form as he got the audience into festive mood with his own inimitable style while waiting for the show to begin. The funds raised from the concert have been placed in the Police Social Club Fund and will be used to take care of officers in times of need. Jack Thompson, after a quick count up, said that he reckoned there were 1,007 people in the audience! Unfortunately, his calculations were a little off since the church hall can only hold about 250 but hopefully next year the police will be able to find a larger location as quite possibly next year, after hearing about this successful event from their friends who were there, Jack Thompsons guess may not is a big crime to sell drugs in schools and informed them that the big guys in drugs end up in prison with all of their property such as flashy cars seized by the government. His final advice was, Say yes to life and no to drugs. Drugs will destroy you. Police dogs are always a favourite with any crowd and today was no exception. Officer Sherman from the Canine Unit in Nassau had brought with her Marsha, one of the 22 police dogs currently in the Nassau unit and Officer Dames brought Bob, one of the three dogs in the Abaco unit. Both dogs gave a demonstration of how they search for hidden drugs. Marsha is a passive police dog so when she discovered a packet of marijuana hidden inside a fire hose she sat, but Bob is an aggressive police dog so when he found drugs inside a cardboard box on the stage he started to scratch the ground vigourously. Several student volunteers were selected to assist with the demonstration and all looked quite relaxed while the dogs were on their leash but began to look a little nervous when Marsha was let off her leash to begin her search. Officer Sherman advised the students to stay in school and get a sound education and closed with several strong words of advice for the students; Be careful what you do with your bodies for the choices you make can hurt you. Do not take this assembly lightly. Be careful about the company you keep; you will pay the final price.Police Celebrated 165 Years with Memorable ConcertAn Elvis impersonator kept the crowds yelling for more as he gyrated through the audience. Jack Thompson, a previously unknown Canadian guitarist, showed great promice as he accompanied Elvis. A very well loved person on Abaco, Jack Thompson returned to Abaco to be MC for the Police Concert. He was just as entertaining as any of the officers. Police From Page 1 Kathleen Albury, BRI a professional Licensed Real Estate Appraiser who has performed work for most local financial institutions, many attorneys and private individuals. She also serves as Estate Agent with H.G. Christie, Ltd. with six years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, four of these years in Abaco. She maintains licenses in both countries. She has completed many continuing education courses, having received her Bahamas Real Estate Institute designation, and can be considered one of the best trained realtors in Abaco. Kathleen serves all of Abaco and currently resides in Hope Town, Elbow Cay.When you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 e.mail: be far wrong.


May 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 B EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIES EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIESGeorge Damianos President Nassau: (242) 322-2305 Lyford Cay:(242) 362-4211 Marsh Harbour:(242) 367-5046 Hope Town:(242) 366-0040 Treasure Cay: (242) 477-5821 Elbow Cay Properties:(242) 366-0569 Lubbers Quarters Cay:(242) 366-3143 Eleuthera & Harbour Is:(242) 332-2820DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY LTD. since 1945 www.damianos.comExclusive Affiliate of May 15, 2005 TREASURE CAY Nestled in a tropical garden with coconut palms is Mango House, a two-storey home with walls adorned in native custom stone art work. Second floor living, dining and bedrooms opening to verandahs with sea views. Ground floor guest suite with living room and patio. Great views of powder sand beaches. Serene island ambience. Offered for sale at $1,550,000. Internet Reference #2671 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 MARSH HARBOUR Pelican Point lies in a very private cul-de-sac in Pelican Shores. The elevated property has 435 feet of waterfrontage and has 75 foot dock with 6,500 pound boat lift. The main house encompasses 2,900 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms 3 baths and spacious deck with hot tub. It sits on a bluff with fantastic sea views. Garage and private one bedroom apartment. US$1,690,000. Internet Ref. #2769 George Damianos (242)362-4211 TREASURE CAY PRIME WATERFRONT COTTAGE DEVELOPMENT Ten acre property with 460 feet waterfront, including a 120 foot beach. Four cottages, each with two bedrooms, ensuite baths, kitchen and living area. High quality, low maintenance materials. On-site furniture, fixtures and Reverse Osmosis water system. Development potential as a marina, resort or fishing lodge. Price upon inquiry. Internet Ref. #2407 Stan Sawyer (242) 477-5821 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY Surf Song Clear aqua ocean and 125 feet of white powder sand beach to be enjoyed at this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach house. Located at the north end of Elbow Cay in Hope Town Point Subdivision. Spacious kitchen and open living room, dining rooms. Tropical landscaped grounds, central A/C, back up generator, garage and more. Offered for sale at US$1,500,000. Ref. #2785 Jane Patterson: (242)366-0569 TREASURE CAY Windsong Stylistic, cozy and very private beachfront residence. Island style three pod residence with centre pod comprising living, dining, kitchen and patio areas. Master suite pod with Jacuzzi bath takes advantage of refreshing ocean views through sliding glass doors. Two guest bedrooms each with private baths in a separate pod. Lush tropical environment. $1,550,000. Internet Ref. #2722 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 UNDER CONTRACT TREASURE CAY Casa Bella" Luxury 3 bed 3.5 bath beachfront home bordering white sand and crystal blue water. Professionally decorated 5,200 sq. ft. of living space with 12' ceilings. Quality finishes include: custom cabinetry, Monogram stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, marble floors and designer furnishings. Study, attached 2-car garage and more. Offered at US$3,100,000. Internet Reference #2640 Kerry Sullivan: (242) 366-0040 TREASURE CAY The Blue House Uniquely designed 4 bed 5 bath beach house on Treasure Cay Beach. Great ocean views, master suite and bedroom/study, three bedroom suites with private baths; each bath has access to the outdoor deck. Hurricane shutters, 3 central A/C units, open kitchen, cathedral ceiling in main living area and more. Offered at US$2,090,000. Internet Reference #2086 Nick Damianos (242) 3222305 TREASURE CAY Serenity House is a modern 5,600 sq. ft. two story CBS home offering incredible ocean views from every room. All floors are marble and ceilings are open wood-beam in this four bedroom, four and a half bath, two car garage home. Designed by noted Bahamian Architect John Darville. Two fully landscaped lots with 290 ft. oceanfront. Fully furnished at US$3,900,000. George Damianos (242) 362-4211 TREASURE CAY Crosswinds Four bed three bath 2,800 sq. ft. family home and apartment. Located in multi-millionaire neighbourhood. Solid CBS construction inside and out. Family room, 2 central A/Cs, 2 generators, 2 fresh water wells and manicured garden. Apartment with large bedroom and bath, living room and kitchen; great rental history. Offered for sale at $820,000. Ref. #2516. Stan Sawyer (242) 477-5821 B & D MarineAbacos Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items At the Traffic Light P.O. Box AB 20461 Marsh Harbour Abaco Tel: 242-367-2622 Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKISUZUKI SUZUKIThe funeral for Jacob Jacky Nesbitt, 52,of Coopers Town was held on May 7 at the Church of God Cathedral in Coopers Town. Bishop Archilaus Cooper officiated, assisted by Rev. Herbert Edgecombe. Interment was in the South Side Cemetery in Coopers Town. He is survived by his daughters Dianna, Tina and Vanessa Nesbitt; sons Rockey, Tyrone and Ringo Nesbitt; grandchildren Tyrone, Junor and Gerard Nesbitt; stepmother Caman; brother Elijah Nesbitt; stepsisters Aretha Huyler and Nelly Franks; step-brothers Otis Palmer and Terry Franks; sisters-in-law Olivia and Tamy Nesbitt; brother-in-law Livingston Huyler; step-sisters-in-law Kasha; nieces Jancan Hart and Gerolene Nesbitt; nephews Rickey, Carl, Chris, Deon, Val, Manix and Adrian Nesbitt; nieces-in-law Tina Jessica, Judith, Laurine, Paulette Nesbitt; nephew-in-law Ivan Hart; aunts Cora Russell and Ethilee Lewis; cousins the Rt. Hon. Hubert A Ingraham and family, Chriscola, Leanna, Elouise, Lillian, Pearl, Charles, Costella and Brendalee Lewis and family, Candymae, Shirley, Livingston, Dellias and DowswellObituaries of Family and FriendsRolle and family, John and family, Hasting Russell and family, Shelia Adderley and family, Cleotha Edgecombe and family, Verine Smith and family, Archilaus Cooper and family, John Cooper and family, Hartman Cooper and family, Henry and family, Joseph Cooper and family, Samuel Cooper and family, the Bootle family, the Adderley family, the Murrary family, the Cox family, the Russell family, the Williams family, the McIntosh family, the Cornish family, the Hanna family, the Rolle family, the Edgecombe family, the McDonald family, the Wells family, the Mills family. Funeral service for Lottie Nicolls 70, formerly of Crossing Rock was held in Nassau and interment was in Nassau. She is survived by daughters Zelma Roberts, Daisy Watkins, Janet Sands, Rosemarie, Patricia, Pamela and Prescola Nicolls; sons Philip Nicolls, Perry Nicolls Sr. and Percival Nicolls Sr.; step-children Eric Nicolls and Erica Johnson; daughtersin-law Alice and Quincy Nicolls; grandchildren Monique and Michelle Deveaux, Anthony and Cherelle Watkins, Sherise Clarke, Sharon Fox, David Brooks, Davan and Leslie Sands Jr., Sean and Deon Nicolls, Kendrick and Terran Dean, Natasha Nicolls, Charmine Ferguson, Garvin, Omar and Giovanni Nicolls, Krishna Murray, Percival Nicolls Jr., Stephan Knowles and Lloyd Johnson Jr., Thomas Forbes Jr., Perry Jr., Pharis and Patricka Nicolls and Latisha Curtis; grandsons-in-law Deon Ferguson, Terrell Clarke and Willard Fox Sr.; granddaughters-in-law Lesly Brooks, Shakera Dean and Norelle Watkins; greatgrandchildren; brothers-in-law Israel Williams, Leroy and Wallace Nicolls, Percy Blyden and Nathaniel Levarity; sisters-inlaw Myrtle Hanna, Sybil Blyden, Maria Turner, Eloise Saunders, Ruth Nottage and Irma Levarity; nieces Brenda Russell, Dorothy McKinney, Mae Walker, Gloria Russell, Carolyn Bain, Betty McKinney, Bernice Wells, Vernell Rolle, Eleanor, Stelletha and Barbara Johnson, Cherise Adderley, Melvern Cooper, Sheryl Smith, Marie Hanna, Veta Brown, Persis Hepburn, Cally Williams, Louise Blyden, Andrea, Cleomi, Jessica and Karen Turner, Tanya Mackey, Sharon Saunders, Joann Ferguson, Antoinette Glinton and Vanstaree Newbold; nephews Rev. Napoleon and Samuel Roberts, Boisy Roberts, Lloyd Walker, David, Philip, Willard, Israel Williams Jr., Rev. James and Harry Williams, Johnny and Barry Johnson, Roosevelt Carey, Anthony Victor Johnson, Eugene, Roman, Everette, Marco and Tony Nicholls, Paul and Andrew Hanna, John Blyden, George, Charles and Philip Turner, Terry, Laverne and Anthony Saunders; and many other relatives and friends. Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe to The Abaconian Today


Page 4 B The Abaconian May 15, 2005 Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-2020/8 Fax: 242-367-2242 Open MonFri from 8:30 am5:00 pm, Sat from 8:00 am1:00 pmQuarter, half and full cases and bales. Cash & carry and wholesale bulk buying means you always get more, for less at Abaco Wholesale.fresh produce &meat, groceries, supplies, household items & more! NEW CASH & CARRY NOW OPEN & Cash and Carry School NewsForest Heights AcademyEarth Day SuccessesFriends of the Environment sponsored Abacos Annual Earth Day on April 22nd with many Abaco schools participating. This day was actually the culmination of several months of study in the field of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for the science students of Forest Heights Academy. In a competition organised by science teacher, Ms. Alana Carroll, the Forest Heights eighth grade students completed a series of tasks including litter cleanup and various environmental projects promoting environmental awareness. Each student worked to accumulate points to win conservation awards. Gold winners were Taj Anderson, Faniella Gounga, Kristen Hoard, Amanda Long, Duran Lowe, Adrianna Phillpot, Zachary Roberts, Kyle Sands and Kyle Bethel. Grade eight won second place in the Abaco Earth Day Science Competition. The topic for Earth Day this year was the Abaco Pine Forest, and Grade 11, led by Ms. Joy Chaplin, head of the department, displayed various slices of Abaco pine, investigating the connection between rain and ring growth. This imaginative and informative exhibition took First Place in the Senior Division. Well done to all! While academics are of great importance to the Forest Heights students, physical education is a necessary complement. This time of year it seems that the Forest Heights basketball court is just as busy as the classroom. Nikbil Shah has been coaching the boys, and they have been undefeated in their friendly games against St. Francis de Sales and Agape Christian Schools. They have also been having some of the boys from ECC join them in the physical education class for the past two years. Of course, the girls have been just as active on the volleyball court, for these spring days make both sports irresistible. Finally, as always, Forest Heights is pleased to congratulate the March Students of the Month. Junior Student is 7th grader, Julianne Sands, and Senior Student is Shantia Sands, who will be graduating this June.Abaco Spring FlingJennifer Hudson There was fun for all on April 30th at the Abaco Spring Fling hosted by the Parent Teacher Association of Forest Heights Academy on the school grounds in Marsh Harbour. As one entered the grounds, the traditional mouth watering aroma of barbecued hamburgers met the nostrils and there was plenty more in the food line to tempt the appetite. All the usual Bahamian culinary Please see School Page 7 Forest Heights Academy had quiet activities that the young could participate in. They produced works of art with paper, paste, glitter and other craft supplies, making items that they could proudly take home. Forest Heights Academy has a major fund raising event, a Spring Fling, each spring. The school has a variety of different games and activities. A Dart Game proved to be a popular diversion.


May 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 5 B Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayThis lot is located in beautiful Leisure Lee, just 15 minutes north of Marsh Harbour. It is situated on a protected canal waterway, great for boating enthusiasts & nature lovers. It is approx. 9000 sq. ft. & is the perfect place to perch your dream home. This lot is in a great neighbourhood that is fast growing, so don't miss your opportunity to own your own little piece of paradise. Only minutes from Marsh Harbour & Elbow Cay, there are two 80 x 125 choice lots available. Identical in size & price, both lots can boast picturesque sunsets, & views of the Sea of Abaco. There is soon to be dockage close by. Roads are in great condition, & this desirable location is walking distance from the local restaurant. Tahiti Beach is a skiff ride across. Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters #2200 & #2201 $70,000.002 lots available each lot priced at Bahama Palm ShoresEXCLUSIVE LISTINGS Peek-A-View Hope Town #2136 $868,000.00One of the finest homes on Elbow Cay & overlooking the beautiful crystal blue Atlantic Ocean. Centrally located on the island, 'Peek-a-View' is a great choice for a second or retiring home. The property is beautifully landscaped & the home is open & spacious. This 4 bed, 3 1/2 bath home has a large, open kitchen, Jacuzzi tub & his & her closets in the master suite. Located just 20 minutes from Marsh Harbour in beautiful Bahama Palm Shores is this great parcel of land. Just across the street is the beautiful eight mile beach. This property is approx. 22,000 sq. ft. & is the perfect spot for your island dream house. The community of Bahama Palm Shores offers second home owners & full-time residents a personal atmosphere. Bahama Palm Shores #2172 $156,000.00This magnificent property is comprised of three lots. A gorgeous 2 bed, 2 bath cottage w/ all new quality furniture, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, computer, television & new laundry facilities. The house also has new septic, cistern, IPE decking, & new hurricane windows.The entire house has also been re-roofed. Must be seen to truly appreciate all of its wonderful features. Clifford Sawyer House Hope Town #2147 $780,000.00 Turtle Rocks Marsh Harbour #2176 $242,000.00Located just 15 minutes north of Marsh Harbour is this beautiful lot. With 100 feet of Sea-of-Abaco frontage & 125 feet on the main road you will be well secluded from the outside world. The entire property is 2.5 acres & can be sub-divided at a later date into no more that 5 1/2 acre lots. This is the last one available in this area, so call our office today for more details. This offering consists of three consecutive lots on Banyan Tree Drive in beautiful Bahama Palm Shores. Priced to sell at a mere $89,000 you can build your home on one lot and keep two for future use or resale. Only a short walk from the beach, this property is an excellent buy. Call our office or make an appointment today. #2171 $89,000.002 blocks from this stunning sandy white beach and cystal Atlantic Ocean, walking distance. This lot is perfect for those who want their own little piece of paradise. It is located in the peaceful and quiet Bahama Palm Shores. Bahama Palm Shores #2134 $20,000.00Bahama Palm ShoresThis lot is located near Fry's Mangrove on Elbow Cay. It is situated between the Sea of Abaco & a creek making it an ideal location for nature lovers & boating enthusiasts. The property is approx. 41,000. sq. ft. & is just a few minutes from Hope Town. This is a great investment opportunity for those that want their own little piece of paradise. #2168 $144,000.00Beautiful Wooded Lot Elbow Cay #2175 $110,000.00Leisure Lee Marsh HarbourCall for an appointment today. To view all of our Bahamas Listings go to Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0100 Cell: (242) 357-6819 Fax: (242) 367-0099 june@grahamrealestate.comJune E. Russell, BRIHope Town (242) 366-0601 Cell: (242) 554-9429 Fax: (242) 366-0602 patti@grahamrealestate.comPatti Love, Realtor


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May 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 B Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 delights were on sale including home made ice cream plus sweet treats for the kids and young at heart at the candy floss machine. Many patrons chose to eat in the shade hut where they were entertained by several talented students of the school with keyboard, guitars, drums and vocals. While parents browsed the book stall and flea market, finding untold treasures or tried their skill at darts, their children, proudly sporting their painted faces, were able to enjoy the bouncy castle. There were, in fact, games galore for the children including Hoopla, Take a Chance with Lollipops and the Fish Pool where the children were guaranteed a catch every time. Those little ones who wished to take it more quietly for a while could enjoy the free craft-making opportunities to transform all of the goodies such as glitter and glue, paper plates and pipe cleaners into works of art to take home for their parents. Many attractive crafts were available for purchase such as Andy Alburys half models of the Man-O-War sloops; bird houses, clocks and tables worked in wood by Stewart Sands from Cherokee; crochet and needlecraft by his wife, Corella; crocheted gifts by Effie Schneider and jewellery by Monica Bianchi, who also displayed crafts made by the students of the Every Child Counts School. Tuppy Weatherford had some stunning new photographs of Bahamian parrots on display. A flock of 18 parrots obliged her recently by deciding to live in her garden. They have become very tame which has enabled Tuppy to get up very close and personal with the birds and thus get some excellent close up pictures. A fashion show, sponsored by Island Girls, provided easement to the legs for a while whilst delighting the audience with a parade of the latest styles. Lucky winners of the raffles went home with some excellent prizes, and one could even go home in a clean car thanks to the senior students who organized a car wash. Principal, Mr. Paul Vernell, and the Parent Teacher Association wish to convey their appreciation to all those in the community who donated many excellent prizes and gift certificates for the fair. Mr. Vernell expressed his pleasure at the amount raised which will be put towards the refurbishment of the computer lab and wished to thank all those who helped make the fair the success.Agape Christian SchoolSschool Fair Is a SuccessBy Portia Jonsson According to Mrs. Cecile Albury, principal of the Agape Christian School, this years third annual school fair held April 16th was a resounding success. She was quite pleased with the turnout and thanks everyone who helped. There were lots of yummy foods and treats like popcorn, snow cones, conch fritters and cotton candy and loads of games. The bouncing castle and face-painting booth were most popular with the kids. This major fund raiser for the school raised over $12,900 and the funds will go towards the purchase of new desks, computers and possibly a place for the smaller school children to eat at school. During the past months Agape held several other fund raisers including a quiz-athon, walk-a-thon, bike-a-thon and rock-athon. These raised over $18,900. The monies will be used to repair the schools roof which was damaged in Hurricane Frances and purchase new playground and physical education equipment for the lower grades. A portion will also assist Grade 6 on its field trip to Nassau next month. It was a fun day for all at the fair and everyone had a good time.S C Bootle High SchoolSchool Celebrates Sudent WinBy Mirella Santillo April 11th was a day of celebration for S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town. Principal, teachers and fellow students were SchoolFrom Page 4 Please see School Page 8 More School NewsPeople enjoying the Spring Fling at Forest Heights could get their car washed while they were enjoying the fun. 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Page 8 B The Abaconian May 15, 2005 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 840-9393 M/V Legacy c/o Heavy Lift Service Inc. 801 Avenue East Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potters Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach Departing Palm Beach Weekly service* Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297 THE OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 Full range of Johnson two stroke and four stroke Evinrude outboard engines from 2hp to 250hp Lower than US prices Up to three year warranty Extensive parts inventory Factory trained mechanics Dry boat storageAssociated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Dolphin MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4262 Island MarineParrot Cay242.366.0282 Roberts MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4249 Sea Horse MarineHope Town242.365.0023 Fishermans MarineLong Island242.337.6226 Minns WatersportsExuma242.336.2604 Authorized Distributor celebrating the accomplishment of Edrico Armbrister, who came second in the National Spelling Bee Competition that was held in Nassau on April 3. It was the first time in the history of S.C. Bootle that a student achieved such a high academic performance. Ms. Paulette Young opened the ceremony, followed by the band and the school choir performing. Edrico was praised by students, by Principal Leslie Rolle, and by many others. Administrator Cash told him, I am rejoicing today because you did well. You are a winner, you made me feel very proud indeed. Mrs Felamese Sawyer congratulated and admonished, Never give up and always do your best. She also urged all the students to do their best and keep representing S.C. Bootle. Mr. Austin Mills, Principal of the Fox Town Primary School, reminisced the days when Edrico was a student at his school He was top of his class, always working hard to achieve his goals. While at the Fox Town School the faculty and students used to refer to him as Professor Armbrister. So his success did not come as a surprise. He said, Edrico earned a lot of respect for S.C. Bootle and made Fox Town proud. Amidst cheers from all the students assembled in the school yard, Edrico Armbrister reminded everybody that what he achieved took a lot of work and help from God. He thanked everyone who had SchoolFrom Page 7 Please see School Page 10 More School Newshelped him and advised his fellow students, It is better to try and fail than not to try at all. After the congratulations, Mr. Donald Cash, Administrator for North Abaco, gave Edrico $100 to go in the bank account that were opened on his behalf by Scotia Bank and by the Royal Bank of Canada. Edrico received a trophy from the Abaco DepartCompetition was keen between the primary schools that participated in the Inter-School Sports Compeition held last month. ment of Education and one from the Ministry of Education. The festivities were followed by food and drinks for all in the teachers lounge.Inter Primary SchoolsSix schools participated in the Inter-School Sports Meet. The competition took place at the track in Muphy Town.


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Page 10 B The Abaconian May 15, 2005 REVERSE OSMOSISSEA WATER DESALINATORS MAKE DRINKING WATER FROM SEAWATER Advanced Water Engineering, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment including our REVERSE OSMOSIS. We are re-introducing our equipment to the Bahamas. Residential and small boat sizes from 100 to 20,000 gallons per day.Pricing starts at $2,300.00 We also stock: pumps membranes filters test kits cistern liners poly tanks cat pumps cat parts fittingsADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INCIndian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Tel: (321) 777-4909 Fax: (321) 773-8338e-mail: DISTRIBUTORS WANTED CALL OR E-MAIL FOR PRICES ARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It All Finish Sport MeetBy Mirella Santillo The two-day Inter-Primary Schools Sport Meet that started on April 7th finally ended on April 23rd. The meet was postponed twice because of bad weather, but all the of the participating schools came back on that Saturday to meet the schools from the Marsh Harbour area for the final events. Teams from Coopers Town Primary, Fox Town Primary, Treasure Cay Primary, Cherokee All Age and Sandy Points J A Pinder Primary came back to Marsh Harbour early in the morning to find mild temperatures and sunshine and by 10 a.m. the first races were on the way. On April 7th the Meet opened under the watchful eyes of Ms. Dawn Knowles, Senior Education Officer for Physical Education for The Bahamas, who had come from Nassau to officially open the event. Coaches from Sandy Point, Officer Anderson, and from Treasure Cay, Ms. Sofia Thompson, each brought about 40 students. Cherokee School was represented by 18 students, good runners and throwers said their coach. Ms. Rhonda Bill accompanied 14 children from Agape Christian School on this first day; another 14 were to compete in the following day events. She was hoping that the children would do well in sprint. Mrs Elvina McIntosh from Fox Town was there with 52 athletes, and Mr. Michael Rolle, Principal for Coopers Town Primary, was coaxing and supervising his students. Missing were St. Francis students who were preparing for an interCatholic School competition in Nassau and students from Long Bay School. SchoolFrom Page 8 More School NewsThe competition started with the boys high jump, won by Chands Sands from Coopers Town; second place went to Terry Russell from Central Abaco Primary. Consecutively the 1500m girls race was taking place; Dalphine Gedeus and Diana Jonassaint won respectively first and second place for Central Abaco. The 1500m boys race was won by Yuens Pierre, also from Central Abaco and second place went to Renel Mark from Treasure Cay. The 200m for girls was won by Roshanna Burrows from Sandy Point, Alicia Adams from Fox Town Primary came second. In Softball Throw, (girls B catAction was constant at the Inter-School Sports Meet. These mats were stored on a porch of the administration building at Abaco Central High School. It was these mats that were burning when the firemen first got to the school. Flames from the burning mats burned the underneath of the roof, then traveled through the attic to completely destroy the building. Four winners! Please see School Page 11 Lubbers Quarters Lots starting at $48,000 Lots with private dock slip starting at $89,000 Elbow Cay Adjacent to Aunt Pats Bay Subdivision This 1.034 acre lot with sea views is located on Elbow Cay. $606,000 Half acre also available for $364,000 Spencerville Lot 4 acre, elevated, residential lot. One of the few lots still available under $100,000 on Elbow Cay. $85,000 Southern Breeze Lubbers Quarters 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Offers sea views, a beautiful patio, custom cabinetry, centralair, a modern kitchen, and a 9,500 gallon cistern. Great rental history. Private dock slip available for purchase. $448,000 Moon Shadow Lubbers Quarters 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom,this charming 1,600 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom homesits on 4 acres. It enjoys spectacular views of the ocean and cays and 150 foot of dockage space including T. $1,150,500 Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas 375-8655 Mike Jones Sales Agent Frank Knowles Sales Agent frank@paradisebahamas.comAeolian Stunning view of the mouth of Hope Town harbour and the Sea of Abaco. 100 feet of water front property, three bedroom, two bath rooms. Fully furnished and a great rental history. Asking $1,400,000


May 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 B ABACO HARDWARE Don MacKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour, AbacoTel: 367.2170 Fax: 367.2928 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 P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 E-mail: or Leslie PinderPELICAN SHORES Fantastic parcel of land on the harbour, over 1 acre, very private area EXCLUSIVE Marsh Harbour Regattas of Abaco 2 Bed, 2 Bath upstairs unit, c/air, fully furnished, tennis courts, swimming pool and more SOLD High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $510,000 Don MacKay Blvd. Large lot 1.5 acres, across from Abaco Wholesale EXCLUSIVE $335,000 Regattas of Abaco Condos For sale or rent by Day, Week or Month 2 bed / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security EXCLUSIVE Call for Info. Pelican Shores elevated lot on the harbour. One of the last (Beautiful views) lots available on Pelican Shores. Exclusive $450,000.00 High Rock elevated large 3 bed / 3 bath, excellent sea views, nicely furnished, 2 car carport, central air, 1.08 acres Call for Info EXCLUSIVE Don MacKay Blvd. 2 buildings on 2 1/2 acres 1.3 million Exclusive Treasure Cay Carleton Landing Condos on the canal Call for info. Bahama Palm Shores Three lots in section three UNDER CONTRACT Two lots in section two UNDER CONTRACT Royal Harbour 4 Lots on the water SOLD Bahama Palm Shores 2 bed / 2 bath home on stilts, on 2 lots, furnished, central air, tool shed, stand by generator & much more. Call for Info Little Orchard Triplex Two, 1 bed, 1 bath apartments One, 2 bed, 2 bath apartment, central air, fully furnished Call for Info P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: or Telephone : 242-367-4962 UNDER CONTRACTHigh Rock Beautiful water front home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiryIf We Dont Have It, We Will Find It!PRICED REDUCEDegory) Terisha Burrows from J A Pinder took first place while Isie Joseph from Central Abaco came second. The Softball Throw (girls C category) was won by Kaiandria Sawyer from Coopers Town while second place went to Dawn Dean from Agape. The Meet resumed on April 23 with the 4 x 100m relay for boys won by the Central Abaco Team with Treasure Cay taking second place. The girls relay was won by Central Abaco, the second place going to Coopers Town. Treasure Cay Primary won both first and second place in the 1200m race; Rocky Louis, the winner of the race demonstrated to be not only an endurance runner but also a good More School News SchoolFrom Page 10 Childrens book authors Grant and Layne Pecott excited Hope Town School students recently by reading their newly written book Open Your Heart to them. They were the first ever to hear the brand new book. The Pecotts have traveled around the world where Grant painted magnificent pictures of where different nationalities of children live. The book is written in poem form by Layne. sprinter winning by along margin. He was not the only athlete to give his best to the competition, all the winners really gave their ultimate efforts so their schools would be represented. At the end of the day, the first place went to Central Abaco with 605 points, followed closely by Treasure Cay Primary with 556; Coopers Town placed third with 506 points. The winning students received their trophies on Saturday, but enjoyed having their photographs taken again, holding their trophies, with the Hon Alfred Sears, Attorney General and Minister of Education, who was visiting Central Abaco Primary on April 25 to officially launch the Minister of Educations Book Club. Some students of the Hope Town Primary School presented their schools Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Deanne Albury, with candy and a huge card proclaiming the schools love for her.


Page 12 B The Abaconian May 15, 2005 Abaco FSCAbaco FSC Abaco FSCAbaco FSC Abaco FSCA Bahamian Financial Service Corporatio nInvestment Fund Administration Fund Formation and Licensure Articles of Association and Offering Memorandums Shareholders registration, issuance and redemption of shares All accounting and administration including monthly financial statements, partner statements, and NAV calculations Government complianceCorporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider Corporate Service Provider International Business Companies (IBCs) incorporation and registration Central Bank applications Registered agent services Custodial and local account administration Serve as director, nominee shareholder, officer, or local agent Government complianceAccounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Accounting and Computer Consulting Dedicated to e-commerce and client communication through the internet Data storage of all client documents (both hard and soft copies) Monthly, quarterly, or annual preparation of financial statements Bank reconciliations, Payroll, Accts Payable, and Accts ReceivableMemorial Plaza, Suite 202, P.O.Box AB-20763, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas Tel: 242-367-0220 Fax: 707-516-7765 By Jennifer Hudson Congratulations to 20 young karate students who recently received new colour belts and especially to those who were successful in gaining their black belts. The students of Sensei Churton Toote performed before family and friends at the Central Abaco Primary School on April 29th as they were put through strict tests in order to be promoted to the next stage. Testing the students was Instructor Sensei Herbie Thompson from Miami, who is a Master Black Belt and is in charge of Nesei-Gujuyu Karate for the whole of Florida. He was accompanied by another instructor and two star pupils who are champions in their age categories. At ages 10 and 11 both are Junior Black Belts and will shed the title Junior when they reach 18. These two young people demonstrated several katas and moves and were most impressive. Three of the Abaco students achieved the distinction of becoming black belts; Albert Albury, 17; Krista Kelly, 16; and Agatha Ferguson, 15, have each been attending the karate classes for six years. Albert and Krista are students of Forest Heights Academy and Agatha is a student of Abaco Central High School. All are very mannerly and helpful, stated Sensei Toote. One student was promoted from purple to brown belt and the remaining sixteen went either from white to green or green to purple. The new belts were presented at the end of the evening by Sensei Thompson, who also presented awards to the best student and the most improved student. Each summer an exchange programme is arranged between the Abaco club and Miami club for one to two weeks. Sensei Churton Toote, who studied karate in Nassau and took his black belt test in Miami, has been teaching karate for 22 years and loves it. He not only teaches his students the rudiments of karate but instills in them the importance of education. There are rules of strict discipline in his classes which he recognizes these young people badly need and his tenet is Education first and karate second He makes sure that all his students have completed their homework before they can begin their karate class each week. Classes are held in Marsh Harbour on Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Anglican Hall and there are presently 34 students ranging in age from two years to over 60 years. Tweny students earned a new color belts in Karate and were presented with these at a ceremony on April 29. Three received a black belt while the others got brown, green or purple belts. They are all students of Sensei Churton Toote, who works with them in twice weekly lessons.A Notice from the Friends of the EnvironmentWe, the members of the Board of Directors, would like a clarification of what was written in the May 1st article, page one headed Guana Protests Development. Will you please say that our president, Erin Lowe-Pagliaro, was speaking from her position as a resident and property owner regarding Guana Cay, not from her position as president of the Board of Directors of Friends of the Environment. Thank you so much for your consideration of this request. Karate Students Earn Promotions


May 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13 B Waterfront with Dock Situated in beautiful Black Sound. 1.5 acre lot with a 125 ft. dock Near beach and settlement. Under Contract! Treasure Cay #1322 Three bedroom two bath home near beaches and golf course. Fully furnished with all amenities. $265,000 Reduced! Historic Club & Inn #5077 Located in the heart of a story book Colonial village, this 150 year old landmark has been meticulously maintained in its original dcor. Consisting of 10 guest rooms, 40 seat restaurant, lounge, pool and patio. A rare find that will allow you to enjoy a lifestyle reminiscent of the old days. This once in a lifetime opportunity is offered at $1,780,000 Coco BayDeep water lot with a dredged channel. Spectacular views of the bay, ideal for a future dock. $498,000 Beachfront Beautiful 1.5 acre plot located on a 2.5 mile white sandy beach. 100 ft. of frontage with elevations for magnificent views. $550,000 Beachfront acre lot located virtually on the Atlantic beach Sold! Black Sound 2 acre deep water harbour side lot near settlement ideal for boaters. $910,000 Waterfront with Pool & Dock Three bedroom 2 1/ 2 bath located in beautiful White Sound, overlooking the Harbour. This new house is sure to be a pleaser. Offered at $1,100, 000 Acreage 4 acre plot located 3 miles South of Treasure Cay over 250 of water frontage and 900 deep. $298,000 excluding stamp duty and purchasers legal fees.Green Turtle Cay OfficeP.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Email: Big Bluff Two lots with panoramic views of White Sound and near to resorts and beaches. $180,000 Beach/Canal lot package Enjoy the best of two worlds, a beautiful sandy beach and a safe canal front lot for your boat. Located in Leisure Lee, these adjoining lots are a rare find for the person who loves living on the beach and boating. $600,000 Coco Bay Waterfront with DockBeautiful lot overlooking Coco Bay, has a deep water dredged channel and dock. Property is landscaped and ready to build. Offered at $ 482,000 Sold! White Sound One acre lots on White Sound with good elevations and magnificent views of the Harbour. Last two remaining lots on White Sound. $545,000 Coco Bay Good investment property located near Coco Bay. The property consists of 1.5 acres of elevated land with natural foliage. $325,000 Beachfront -Two bedroom two bath house situated right on the beach. Excellent rental history and ready to enjoy. $850,000 plus 7% closing costs. Building Lots -1/4 acre and acre lots located near resort and beaches. Prices start at $59,000 SeatoSea with a Dock3.6 acre plot with over 135 of beautiful beachfront extending to a protected bay with your own private dock. $1,320,000 New Three Bedroom Two Bath In quiet residential neighborhood. Near to beach and docking facilities. Large deck with swimming pool for those hot summer days. $665,000. Chris Farrington BRIOffice (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697 UNDER CONTRACT Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081Aisle of Palm RealtyBrent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco BEST BUYS IN ABACO1105 Bonefish Lodge located on the beach in Sandy Point with 10 rooms, large dining room and kitchen, just minutes to the flats. 1115 5 lots with amazing views and excellent elevations. All lots 1+/acre in size and underground utilities to come. Email: web site: Maria Silvester Coral Point 1007 Two adjacent parcels of land approx. 1.5 acres each with 40' elevations and 130'+ of waterfront. One parcel is vacant, other has partially completed home of 3/2 Bahama Palm Shores Seven lots exclusively listed starting at $12,750. Bahama Palm is HOT! HOT! HOT! Tilloo Cay 1021Only one lot left. 100' of waterfront and great elevations and deep water draft. $199,900 Guana Cay 1162 Sea to Sea property of 3.5 acres. Also interior lots with sea views available. Guana Cay 1117 & 1118 One cottage of 2/1 and one home of 3/2 on spectacular beachfront near town. Both homes have great rental history. Cherokee 1157 Abaco pine built home in the heart of the settlement. Offers one bed and bath with sleeping loft $125,750 Bahama Palm 1160 Section one home site w/ foundation started for 2/1 home. Finish to your liking. $35,500 Marsh Harbour Home 1180 2/2 home in Marsh Harbour. Entertainment room can be converted to third bedroom. Spacious and open, large fenced in yard. Great Abaco Club 1189 NEW LISTING 3 bedroom home on three floors. Pool, 100' dock, unbeatable views, lovely landscaping. A must see. Call today By Richard E. Fawkes Back with a Rage! will be the theme of this years All Abaco Regatta to be held in the waters between the Treasure Cay Regatta Village on the mainland and Green Turtle Cay on September 22 24, according to the regatta committees chairman, Jackson McIntosh. Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne forced a cancellation of last years Abaco Regatta, which was launched in November of 1997 under the leadership of former administrator Everette Hart. The theme is a play on Abaco Rage, the islands A-class championship sloop now sailed by Hope Town sailors. We have some major challenges to overcome this year in preparation for the regatta, said Mr. McIntosh, in a press statement announcing the events resumption, including rebuilding the regatta village, which was destroyed in the hurricanes. The All Abaco Regatta stands apart from other regattas in the country in that it is a challenge cup regatta by invitation only. Boats placing first, second, and third in the A, B, and C classes in the other regattas are invited to compete; prize money has been as high as $10,000 in certain races. This is different from the point system of competition, which is the national norm. The All Abaco Regatta is also unique in that it is the only one in the country not sponsored by Burns House Limited, but raises its own funds primarily from local business establishments and fund raising activities, in addition to vendors fees for stalls at Regatta Village and seed money from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. Mr. McIntosh said the committee has to raise anywhere from $160,000 to $184,000, with at least $30,000 expected from the ministry. Mr. McIntosh said Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Neville Wisdom has inferred that the committee consider abandoning its invitational, challenge cup approach and adopt the national norm. Mr. McIntosh said the suggestion will be seriously discussed, but he thinks most Abaconians will be reluctant to change their uniquely attractive regatta characteristic. The committee will bring a new commodore on board this year, Abaco boater Perry Thomas, to replace Corp. Smith of Green Turtle Cay, who served for several years. Plans are already underway to launch some major fund raising events. An added source of funding will be a web site to be launched by a 501C non-profit organization in the United States, through which tax-free contributions may be made to the regatta committee. Central Abaco Senior Administrator Revis Rolle is the committees new public relations director. Wynsome Ferguson of the Ministry of Tourisms Abaco office continues to serve as secretary.All Abaco Regatta Announces This Years PlansThe long awaited day to see the road to Great Cistern paved has finally arrived. By the middle of April the narrow road to Great Cistern had been widened and is now paved with a chip and seal surface. The project undertaken by Bahamas Hot Mix was completed on May 7th. The road was ridden with potholes and several attempt by residents to fill them proved uneffective after heavy rains. It was supposed to be done last September but was postponed because of the hurricanes.Great Cistern Road Is Finally Paved


Page 14 B The Abaconian May 15, 2005 Chris Thompson Real EstateOffering the Islands Most Exclusive Listings One Purple Porpoise Place, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas ph 242.366.0216 fax 242.366.0223 Chris ThompsonGreg Roberts* P r i v a t e I sland s Wat e rfront Ho m es and Land In v estment P r o p e rty Acer age P r o j ect /Pr o p e rty Management C o mplet e S e rvice fro m Sales t o C onstruc t ion ***** Exclu siv e Agent s f o r Matt Lo w e s C a y ***** HIGH HOPES Atlantic Ocean, North End Elbow Cay 3 bed 3 bed bath, large ocean side deck, excellent rental history $1,450,000FLAMINGO VILLASFabulous villas located at the mouth of Hope Town Harbour. Each 2 bed / 2 bath, incredible West Indian decor, open decking and shared pool. Excellent rental $865,000 eachBLEST NESTHigh on ocean dune at North End. 3 bed / 3 bath (detached guest cottage) panoramic views, excellent rental history $ 1,725,000Exclusive Listings Hope Town Exclusive Listings Hope Town Exclusive Listings Hope Town Exclusive Listings Hope Town Exclusive Listings Hope TownLOTS 53 NORTH END Pristine ocean front property at the secluded north end $495,000MAGNUSON HOUSE quiet North End Elbow Cay, 3 bed/3 bath (detached master efficiency) overlooking white sandy beach, large wrap deck, sold fully furnished, great art work, boat, golf cart included $1,525,000 ATLANTIC HORIZONS Dorros Cove ocean front home, 3 bed/3 bath, pool, dock slip at Tahiti Beach, furnished, great rental history $1,500,000 SOLD CASA LUISA located one lot away from long sandy beach just south of Turtle Hill. Custom 3 bed/2 bath home, good rental history, turnkey $630,000 SEA TO SEA ESTATE PROPERTY PARCEL 4 last available lot on this lush estate property. On the Sea of Abaco, North End Elbow Cay, access to incredible beach, and perfect spot for a deep water dock $785,000 PARCELS 1, 2, 3, AND 5 SOLD BREAKERS White Sound, great ocean front lot located on surfers dream, Garbonzo Beach. Great building site for single family home, or 2 villas, convenient location, walk to marina and restaurant $595,000 SWEPT AWAY perfect family home located one lot from the ocean in White Sound steps to restaurant and marina. 2 bedroom/2 bath, large open kitchen with pass through dining bar. Fenced back yard, room to add pool or cottage $793,000 JOES CAY 3 acre private cay located in White Sound. Great elevations and surrounded by deep water perfect for dock $1,762,000 UNDER CONTRACT AUNT PATS BAY Rare opportunity, 5.18 acres located on the Sea of Abaco in White Sound. High elevation, white sand beach, deep water dockage. UNDER CONTRACT DORROS COVE 1/2 acre lots with Atlantic views, seconds away from Tahiti Beach. Some with dock slip starting at $152,000 to $230,000 OCEAN HOUSE Just at the edge of historic Hope Town located on beautiful beach. 2 bed / 2 bath, large lot with room to expand, $1,300,000 SOLDMARNIES LANDINGPrivate waterfront community of 1/2 acre lots from the Sea of Abaco to the Atlantic Ocean, dock slip included starting at $330,000 SOLDSOLD SOLDSOLD SOLD


May 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 15 B Find your new home with Bahamas Realty. Bahamas Realty reaches the world via its simple and easy-to-use website We have offices in Nassau, Abaco, Grand Bahama, Exuma, Long Island, Harbour Island & Eleuthera. #7735: Lovely wooded home site, cleared and ready for building. A fresh water well is in place to service the property. Nice elevation for views of the South Side of Abaco. Power and telephone line run close to this property. $20,000BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND#8551: 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath family home in Cove Estates. Custom built, tongue & groove interiors, tile, master bath spa with hot tub, double vanities, deluxe master suite. Many built-ins, gorgeous gourmet kitchen. Offered where is, as is. Roof needs to be re-shingled. Owner motivated! Price is firm. #8928. Secluded 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in the lovely community of Bahama Palm Shores. Located directly across the lane from Eight Mile Bay and its gorgeous beach. Rooftop deck enjoys some of the best views in the area. Room to expand and put your personal touch to this promising home. $422,000 #8842: Magnificent Atlantic Ocean beachfront home site encompassing more than 1.5 acres. Frontage on the beach is approximately 100 linear feet and runs inland 700'. Properties of this size are fast disappearing and this offering will not last long on the market!UNDER CONTRACT GUANA CAY#9297: Bordering the Sea of Abaco with the Atlantic Ocean to the east, this expansive parcel boasts 77 fabulous acres, including high elevations, a pond, dense native coppice, numerous coconut palm trees and pristine white sand beaches. Serious inquiries only, please. #9484: NEW! Newly built 3 bed/2 bath family home located in Coopers Town, North Abaco. Coopers Town has all infrastructure, including Government medical facility, schools and grocery shops. $154,900 #9486: NEW! Rare homesite located on the secluded peninsula of Eastern Shores. Eastern Shores. Property runs sea-to-sea, 66' on the protected Creek, western boundry runs 120', eastern boundary 133'. Serious inquiries only, please. #9492. NEW! Lovely homesite in secluded Bahama Coral island; just 10 minutes north of Marsh Harbour. Elevated and just across from natural wildlife area and 5 minutes to the secluded beach area. Great views if built up! Buy now for the future! $21,000.Offered Exclusively by Bahamas Realty Offered Exclusively by Bahamas Realty Offered Exclusively by Bahamas Realty Offered Exclusively by Bahamas Realty Offered Exclusively by Bahamas Realty E-mail: Royal Harbour Village. Opposite Boat Harbour EntranceTel: 242-367-3262 Fax: 242-367-3260Hope Town Tel: 242-366-0601 Fax: 9510. NEW! Greenland Bay. Lovely, unspoiled land bordering the Atlantic. Fine white sand beach, lovely rolling grassland interior. Parcels encompass 100 to 200 running feet on the beach, depth of +/-300. Located 30 miles south of Marsh Harbour. Only a certain portion of the land may be sold in each instance; the entire acreage is not offered as a whole. Starting at $120,000. GREENLAND BAY #9079: Outstanding beachfront building site situated on the Atlantic Ocean. Very desirable, approximately one and one half acres running over 100 feet along Guanas fabulous sugar sand beach and approximately 525 feet deep. Conveniently located near the settlement and well north of Nippers. Secluded and well-vegetated. #9092: Only two-years old, modern triplex with efficiency apartment. Wellbuilt, solid concrete construction, tile floors. Spacious back yard. Convenient to Government Primary school and all amenities. Nice quiet cul-de-sac location. Fully furnished, this wont last long! $298,000 DUNDAS TOWN UNDER CONTRACT GREENLAND BAY BAHAMA PALM SHORES LYNYARD CAY EASTERN SHORES BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND COOPERS TOWN COVE ESTATES UNDER CONTRACT GUANA CAY UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT


Page 16 B The Abaconian May 15, 2005 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Trident/Turquoise Seas You cannot be more on thebeach than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 31/2 bath in the main house with detached garage /bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widows walk. WOW! $2,500,000 + 7.5% closing Cross Winds Split level CBS home extra large lot acrossfrom 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1 bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! $868,000 + 7.5% closing SANDPIPER BEACH Idle Hour Seeing is believing describes the many features of this special home on our beautiful beach. Living space 2750 sq. ft., garage 450 sq. ft. beach side porch 550 sq. ft. Master suite bedroom / bath plus 2 guest bedrooms / 2 baths, large living / kitchen / dining / family room. Many, many features. MUST SEE $2,400,000 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.$405,000 Seaductress / Harbours Edge Modern CBS 3bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, detached 2 car garage Exceptional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. NEW PRICE$899,000 + 14% closing WINDWARD BEACH ROAD Darnell House REAL PACKAGE DEAL Canal front home fully furnished, vacant beach front lot, car / golf cart / 23 boat. Well planned home has 3 bedrooms / 3 bath, including master suite with 2 guest bedrooms, den, open livingroom, dining, kitchen, utility room, screened-in porch on canal side, large garage and covered carporte/breezeway, landscaping with fenced section. MUST SEE $1,284,000Treasure 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 NEW! NEW! NEW!Call for more information and prices 1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity canal front condo and cottage units with available boat slips Starting at $625,000 +14%closings 2. PALM BAY Townhouse units in protected harbour with boat slips Starting at $525,000 +14% closing 3. TREASURE LANDING Condo units on interior property with direct beach access $349,000 + 14% closing ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase II Marina side 2 bed / 2 bath -12 ft. wide slip. Special location, end unit, never rented$430,500 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 4 Downstairs 2 bed / 2 bath, w/ boat slip and storage shed $296,400 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 2 bed / 2 bath, end unit, extra features, never rented $212,000 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Pool side / garden location 2 bed / 2 bath $335,000 ROCK POINT Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. MUST SEE!$350,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-site pool and many other features Starting at $701,250 Plus 14% closing VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. ocean front 1 acre+/Beginning at $875,000 Canal Front Beginning at $175,000 Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $35,000 SOLD UNDER CONTRACT Explore the Golden Reef and find a delightful array of resortwear fashions, Abaco Gold jewellery and other fine gold jewellery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 People in the NewsLocal Real Estate Agent Is Named to International Presidents CircleGreen Turtle Cay real estate broker Chris Farrington has been named to the Coldwell Banker International Presidents Circle. He is one of four Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty sales associates to join the elite circle of international top producers. Im honored to receive this award, Mr. Farrington said. This has spurred me into redoubling my efforts to provide the highest quality of real estate service to both Bahamians and visitors. A former Bahamasair pilot, Mr. Farrington joined Lightbourn Realty as a full time sales associate in 2000. The ace salesman predicts that 2005 will be a strong year for real estate in Green Turtle Cay and surrounding areas. The market is vibrant. Properties are moving and weve got off to a good start, he said. The prestigious membership is limited to only the top nine percent of the more than 120,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker System who meet tough sales goals. I am very proud of Chris and my other agents. The award speaks for itself, said Mike Lightbourn, president of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty. This shows that we have very high quality sales people who can match their ability against the best in the world. Lightbourn Realtys Mailin Sands in Marsh Harbour captured the Diamond Society Award after only one year as a full time agent which places her in the top 16 percent of the 120,000 plus sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker network. The awards were presented at the companys recent International Business Conference held in Orlando, Florida.Aluminum Cans Are Crushed for RecyclingBy Mirella Santillo Thousands of aluminum cans are thrown away on Abaco, mainly soda and beer cans, adding to the regular household garbage that has become problematic on our island. Among our refuse, together with glass bottles, aluminum can be recycled. Mr Reginald Knowles, a taxi driver from Treasure Cay has taken upon himself to recycling cans by investing in a Honda aluminum can crusher six months ago. He bought the portable machine which is able to crush with up to 20 pounds of pressure. I met Mr Knowles at his house on Treasure Cay, where he keeps and operates the machine. In the back yard, blocks of crushed cans are piled up on several pallets. The first thing Mr Knowles mentioned was that the crusher can handle only aluminum cans. He explained that they are fed into the machine that crushes them and spits them out in seven-pound compact rectangles that are kept on pallets until enough weight has been reached to ship them to Florida on the Legacy Religiously, he unveiled the crusher that was covered in heavy plastic and talked further about his endeavor. During the busy season Mr Knowles gathers up to 300 cans per week that he supplements with other discarded aluminum products to reach a profitable shipment weight of at least 650 pounds. I ship about three times a year, said Mr Knowles, explaining, I get 10 cents per pound and it costs me seven cents per pound for shipping the crushed metal so I have to gather enough weight for it to be worth it. He adds, I enjoy doing it, but I need to get clean bags of cans without any other refuse material, not even tin. He has four bins set up in the Treasure Cay area, at Mariners Cove, Royal Palm Beach Villas, Banyan Beach Club, and at the Primary School. Hope Town and Marsh Harbour also provide him with cans. Hope Town sends very clean material, said he, but I will not be able to continue receiving cans from Marsh Harbour unless they make sure that no other garbage is included. To confirm that statement, he opened a large trash bag from Marsh Harbour that was full of bottles, papers and Styrofoam containers that has to be sorted out before it can be put into the machine. If I fed any of this into the crusher, it would destroy it. explained Mr Knowles, adding, Make sure you say that in the paper! Mr. Reginald Knowles from Treasure Cay is shown with a seven-pound bundle of compacted aluminum cans. He collects cans from several locations in Treasure Cay, Hope Town and Marsh Harbour.


May 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 B By Jennifer Hudson The Abaco Insurance Fun Fishing Tournament has been an enjoyable family event for the past ten years. But at this years Awards Dinner it was announced that this years tournament would be the last as the committee members feel that they can no longer cope with the task of organizing the event. The emphasis in this three-day tournament is FUN, and the tournament began ten years ago as a way for locals to have just that. Though there was no separate womens division this year, the ladies were still very much involved as were the children who fished on Saturday. Prizes were awarded daily for the largest tuna, wahoo and dolphin and also for the most catches and releases of billfish (sailfish and marlin). The main awards were presented at the Awards dinner on May 8th hosted by the Jib Room. Approximately 80 people took part this year with 16 boats participaating from May 4 to 7. The results were: Top boat: Harvester. 2nd boat: Kathi II. 3rd boat: My Dream. Largest wahoo60 pounds: Matthew Bethel. Largest dolphin45 pounds: Sheri Roberts. Largest Tuna23 pounds: Timmy Higgs. Most billfish: Kathi II. Special prizes were awarded to the junior anglers to encourage junior fishing. There is a tradition that whenever a person catches their first billfish they get dunked so Wesley Lowe was caught and thrown unceremoniously into the Jib Room pool. Timmy Higgs had filmed an interesting underwater video of the struggles between the fish and the fishermen which was shown on Sunday afternoon, and all of the people involved in the tournament enjoyed watching their struggles and successes. The hard working committee of Chad and Ginnie Sawyer, Daron and Sheri Roberts and Tom and Linda Leffler would like to thank all the official sponsors of the tournament. Several of the people involved are hoping to form a fishing club for Abaco in which they will try to involve more juniors to get them interested in fishing and also in the important issue of conservation.Abaco Insurance Fun Fishing Tournament Gives AwardsBy Portia Jonsson Once again Mr. Cay Mills will offer himself for re-election and hopes to again to become Chief Councillor in this years upcoming Local Government elections slated for June. If re-elected for a second term, Mr. Mills would like to see a supporting cast of Councillors and Town Committee members who can put aside self and think first about the people and district they represent. Chief Councillor Mills advised that the sad part of his first term in office was seeing the eagerness of so many persons during the elections and their burning desire to be fill various positions and be on certain boards and then not bothering to come to a scheduled meeting once a month. For him this is very disturbing that persons would hold the whole district hostage, especially those on the Licensing and Town Planning Boards who refuse to show up for a couple hours one day a month. Mr. Mills feels that these persons should not offer themselves for any positions nor should persons who cannot give of themselves for the betterment of their community.Chief Councillor Speaks Out In addition to the Back Street Cafe Chef Terell owns and operates the Flour House Catering Service out of the restaurant. This full service operation offers creative and delicious dishes for graduations, weddings, birthdays, and milestone celebrations. Outstanding food crafted to exacting standards, and excellent service are the hallmark set by Chef Terell. Chef TerellFormerly Head Chef Abaco Beach HotelOpen 7 Days a WeekServing Breakfast from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Lunch from ll:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dinner (Friday and Saturday Only) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday Brunch 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.Call (242) 367-2782 for reservations May 1, 2005Back Street CafeFlour House Catering ServiceAND


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May 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 B BAHAMA PALM SHORES:Beach Front Parcel (Ref #337) Spacious 17,129 sq. ft., 124 foot sandy beach frontage on Atlantic Ocean, Spectacular ocean views $299,000.ELBOW CAY:Elevated Parcel (Ref #380) large 66,600 s/f 148 x 450 parcel located near lighthouse. Can be subdivided, natural vegetation, public dock access $586,000.LEISURE LEE:"Beach Reach" (Ref #249) 2,030 sq, ft. beach front 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Fully furnished, Immaculately maintained, panoramic sea views $599,000. Canal Lot (Ref #287) Deep water canal lot, 130' frontage, seawall and boat davits installed. $180,000.TURTLE ROCKS:Turtles Rock (Ref #361) 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach front home built in 2000 on 1.18 acres with 102 on the beach, very private area, fully furnished. $755,000. Beach Front Parcel (Ref #143) 2.55 acres with 155' white sandy beach front on Sea of Abaco, excellent elevation, lush natural vegetation, fresh water pond $298,000. Ridgetop Home (Ref #123) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 4,520 sq. ft. home on 5.84 acres, 2 car garage, large modern kitchen, Requires repairs and completion $375,000. GUANACAY:Two Commercial Lots (Ref#368) 2 adjoining lots, harbour front road location, across from the public dock, total frontage 161 feet, $245,000 each. Prime Real Estate Listing Throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY:"Amnesia" (Ref #297) Elegant, fully furnished 4 bedroom, 3 bath canal front home, 3,000 sq. ft., newly built, superior construction, 60' dock, boat lift $1,275,000. "Brigantine Beach Condo" (Ref #369) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath bath townhouse with ocean views just steps from the beach, furnished, rental history $458,000. "Casuarina Beach House" (Ref #350) Fabulous 2 storey 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath, fully furnished, plus efficiency, pool, 80' beach frontage, recently renovated $2,300,000. "Maison de Mer" (Ref #351) 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 storey "fixerupper" canal front home on Brigantine Bay, 86' canal frontage, docking facilities, 2 car garage $525,000. Canal Lot on Brigantine Bay (Ref #321) Oversized, cleared, 130' canal frontage, deep water $275,000. Canal Lot (Ref #348) 10,000 sq. ft. fully seawalled, 80' frontage on Brigantine Bay $180,000. "Trident House" (Ref #317) Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully furnished beach front home, 3,500 square feet, sensational beach & ocean views, many extras $2,500,000.LITTLE HARBOUR:Waterfront Property (Ref #347) 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280' water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little Harbour, large natural cave. $910,000.SCOTLAND CAY:Waterfront Lot (Ref #319) Large lot with 125 feet on Sea of Abaco, Private island with air strip, elevations up to 50+/$400,000. We Exceed Client Expectations! www.abacoestateservices.comPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. Phone: (242) 365.8752 Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS15 May 2005 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure CayOpen Monday Saturday : 9 am 6 pm Ph: 367-2180 / Fax : 367-5241Arson Is Suspected in Two FiresThe Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department was called out early in the morning of May 1 to a fire involving two fuel trucks parked next to the Marsh Harbour Service Station. The fire was confined to the cabs of both trucks and the fire deparment was able to contain the fire before the tanks exploded or the fire spread to the building. This is the fuel tank of one of the fuel trucks that burned at the Shell station on May 1. A fuel-soaked rag is shown in the pipe leading to the fuel tank. That same night just shortly after the two fires, someone driving past Standard Hardware noticed light coming from an area that did not have a window. On closer examination it was discovered that someone had cut an opening in the side wall of the building. The Police used a dog to see if anyone was in the building. No one was caught but whoever it was left his bolt cutters at the scene. About an hour after the fire was extinguished at the Marsh Harbour Service Station, a fire was reported at Quality Star Service Station also on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. Drums had been tipped over and the contents were set on fire, damaging the exterior wall of the building. Support the Cancer SocietyDonate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop Call 367-3477 for info


Page 20 B The Abaconian May 15, 2005 Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13 15 17 Now AvailableCall for informationBy Mirella Santillo On September 24th four of the marinas of Marsh Harbour, Port of Call Harbour View Marina, Mangoes Marina and Conch Inns Marina, were completely destroyed by the surge of Hurricane Jeanne. Seven months later only two of these marinas, Harbour View Marina and Conch Inn, are rebuilt and are fully operational. Triple J (Port of Call) is under a sales contract, and it is not known if the marina will be rebuilt. Mangoes has not yet started reconstruction of the docks. Longs Landings docks were damaged but have been restored to a serviceable condition. The other marinas in Marsh Harbour, Jib Room and Boat Harbour suffered minimum damage and were in operation few days after the hurricanes. The day after the storm owner, Mr. Troy Cornea, was already trying to clean up the ruble and making plans for his new facility. It took three months to rebuild the 38-slip marina, but by the first of the new year most of the slips were occupied. Mr. Cornea explained that the new facility has two slips less, but is more diverse, designed to accommodate larger boats up to 110 feet long. As before all slips have power and cable, and wireless internet is available. Guests can now enjoy a heated swimming pool and eat their catch of the day under the new cabana after cooking it on the grill provided for them. We are now operating at full capacity, said Mr. Cornea. Only a fuel pump is missing, but it should be installed at any day now. He added, When the restaurant Snappas is completed, hopefully by mid summer, Harbour View will be the only gated marina in Marsh Harbour. The only thing out of place at the Conch Inn Marina, operated by The Moorings, is the fuel pump which is nowMarsh Harbour Marinas Rebuild After Stormslocated at a temporary site. The marina which reopened on April 15th, is better than before, according to Mr. Tony Knowles, dock master. They now have eight slips that can accommodate boats up to 150 feet and they can provide any boat with 100 amp power. Mr. Knowles said that wireless internet is now being installed by Cable Bahamas and should be functional very shortly. Although The Moorings missed the winter crowd, he said that they are looking forward to the summer visitors who have already reserved in good numbers. Several of the major Marsh Harbour marinas suffered extensive damage from the two storms of last September. It has been a big effort to get back into business. But most are prepared for the summer crowd who come each year to enjoy our fabulous boating. Many boats are already here. Executive Director WantedSeeking part-time executive director for Friends of the Environment to oversee programs and activities of the organization. Bachelors degree desirable. Three years progressively responsible experience in management required. Salary commensurate with experience. E-mail resume to It Pays toAdvertise 5,200 BTU DAEWOO Window A/C Unit.......$199.00 8,000 BTU YORK Window A/C Unit.......$349.00 10,000 BTU YORK Window A/C UNIT.....$399.00 12,000 BTU YORK W all A/C Unit.............$499.00 18,000 BTU YORK Wall A/C Uni..............$649.00 25,000 BTU YORK W all A/C Unit.............$699.00 1.0 TON WHIRLPOOL Mini Split..................$665.00 1.5 TON WHIRLPOOL Mini Split Unit.........$1035.00 2.0 TON WHIRLPOOL Mini Split Unit.........$1269.00 Appliance CentreDon MacKay Boulevard Marsh Harbour Ph. (242) 367-3186 Fax (242) 367-3469SUMMER SALE SUMMER SALE SUMMER SALE SUMMER SALE SUMMER SALEDon't suffer again this summer! Stay cool!We have excellent prices on air conditioning units! CHECK OUT OUR SPECIALS ON:FRIDGE WHIRLPOOL 14 CU FT #ET4WSKX$674.00 DISHWASHERS......................... starting at $550.00 TOASTERS, BLENDERS, MIXERS, BREAD MAKERS, COFFEE MAKERS, WATER COOLERS, IRONS . .and much, much more! ALL PRINTER CARTRIDGES & TONERS........... 20% OFF ALL OFFICE FURNITURE & FILING CABINETS10% OFF STUDENT DESK ....................................................$105.30 ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS ..............starting at $126.00 BOOKCASE............................................ starting at $37.80 COPY PAPER 8.5X1 1..................................... $34.99 Case COPY PAPER 8.5 5X14................................... $61.40 CaseDON'T FORGET TO VISIT FOR ALL YOUR OFFICE & SCHOOL SUPPLIES


May 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21 B Mailin Sands Ph# 242-367-2992 Fax# 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas BahamaCoral Island-vacant lot situated in subdivision. Elevated.-$40,000 Long BeachBeautiful area featuring gorgeous white beach. All lots approx. acre, and have beach access. Financing available. Call today. BahamaCoral Islandvacant property in Bahama Coral Island, financing available, Call for details. Treasure CayCanal Lots in desirable location, sea views, great buyUNDERCONTRACT Cabbage Point5 acre parcels on the SC Bootle highway, financing available Call today for details Marsh HarbourVacant property on Key Club Road approx 0.7 acres, features elevations. $92,000 G uanaCay Two vacant lots side by side situated only a short distance from the settlement. $144,000 each. Marsh Harbour-#5106. Great opportunity. Established commercial complex. Currently features several retail stores and two rental apartments. All currently rented. Ideally situated on the main tourist strip. FANTASTIC INVESTMENT www.coldwellbankerbahamas.comMarsh Harbour-# 5220-Large Parcel of property 100 X 270 with two concrete warehouses, would be ideal for certain commercial adventure. Property fenced in. Call today for more details.Dundas Town-#5222-Property situated in prime location running 135 on the waterfront. Fixer upper situated on property. Views of the harbour and Sea of Abaco. $125,000 Sweetings Village-# 5224-Two bed/2bath 1400 sq ft island beauty, immaculate condition. Excellent elevation. Built in 2001 and has lovely views of the Sea of Abaco. $325,000 COLDWELL BANKER LIGHTBOURN REALTY UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT Green Turtle Cay-#5191 Luxurious home located on a 2.5 mile sandy beach. Consisting of five bedrooms, four bathrooms with wrap around verandas. Careful craftsmanship and attention to detail describes this villa. Offered at $2,400,000 Green Turtle Cay-#0272 Unique "Pod Style"luxury estate situated high on a bluff overlooking the Sea of Abaco. This three bedroom three and bathroom consists of 3,289 square ft. and over 2,000 sq. ft. of decking. Built with attention to detail, this can be described as "Island living at it's best". Offered at $1,980,000. Green Turtle Cay-#5077 Historic 10 room Inn located in "Story Book" pretty New Plymouth. Consisting of 10 guest rooms 40 seat restaurant and bar,patioand swimming pool. Painstakingly restored to it's original Colonial condition. Offered at $1,780,000.Green Turtle Cay-#5282 Luxury Waterfront Estate with over 100' of frontage. Swimming pool, dock and guest cottage. Property is 1.7 acres of elevated land with panoramic views. Offered at $3,500,000 Chris Farrington, BRI Sales Associate Green Turtle Cay, Abaco (242) 365-4695 Business (242) 365-4697 Fax (242) 559-8800 Cell chris@mlrealty.net____________________________________________________________________ Great HarbourCay-#2096-Charming 1B/1B house on elevated lo t in the beautiful Barry Islands. There is also an attached 14x22 building with its own entrance ready to become a second bed and bath. This island style home also features a 1B/1B guest cottage, and looks over the golf course and Ocean.-$230,000Yellowwood-#5263-Adorable 2B/2B cottage, newly built, and never lived in! Large lot 100 x 150. Features laundry room, hobby room, outside patios, and central A/C. A MUST SEE!-$219,000 April 15th,2005DundasTown-#5276 Incoming producing property, unfinished duplex on elevated lot. Can be finished to ones own taste. Situated on lot 100x128-$92,000. Call for more details. Man-O-War Cay-Vacant interior lot close to the Atlantic Beach, restaurants, and grocery stores. $120,000.00 UNDER CONTRACT


Page 22 B The Abaconian May 15, 2005COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS2005 / CLE / QUI /00300 IN THE SUPREME COURT Common Law and Equity Division IN THE MATTER of ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land comprising Eleven and Fifty-four hundredths (11.54) acres more or less originally granted to John Cash by Crown Grant B-219 which said John Cash Grant is situate on the Southern edges of the Township of Marsh Harbour on the island of Great Abaco one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and runs from the Sea on the East Westwards between the Northern edge of the Nathan Key Grant (Grant K-145) on the South and a Road Reservation to the North and bounded Westwardly by a Road Reservation sometimes called Pole Line Road or Nathan Key Drive AND IN THE MATTER of The Quieting Titles Act, 1959 AND IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Roy Carlisle Newbold, Sr. NOTICE The Petition of ROY CARLISLE NEWBOLD Sr. of Stede Bonnett Road in the Township of Marsh Harbour in the Island of Great Abaco one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in respect of:ALL THAT piece parcel or part of a tract of land comprising Eleven and Fifty-four hundredths (11.54) acres originally granted to John Cash (Grant B-219) which said John Cash Grant is situate on the Southern edges of the Township of Marsh Harbour and runs from the Sea on the East Westwards between the Northern edge of the Nathan Key Grant (Grant K-145) and a Road Reservation to the North and bounded Westwardly by a Road Reservation sometimes called Pole Line Road or Nathan Key Drive and generally having the position shape boundaries marks and dimensions as shown for Grant B-219 on Bahamas Registered Plan 436 ABACO and which said hereditaments is bounded ON THE WEST by the said Road Reservation sometimes called Pole Line Road or Nathan Key Drive and running thereon Four hundred and Thirty-three and Five hundredths (433.05') feet more or less, ON THE SOUTH by the aforementioned Nathan Key Grant (Grant K-145) and running thereon One thousand Seven hundred and Forty-four and Three hundredths (1744.03) feet more or less ON THE NORTH by the aforementioned Road Reservation to the North and running thereon One Thousand Seven hundred and Fourteen and sixtyone hundredths (1714.61) feet more or less AND ON THE EAST by the High Water Mark of the Sea and running thereon by straight transect One hundred and Fifty and Eighty-three hundredths (150.83) feet but following the configurations of the coast running thereon One hundred and Seventy and Ninety-two hundredths (170.92) feet more or less and which said piece parcel or part of a tract of land has the position shape boundaries and dimensions as are shown on plan filed in the above Action and thereon coloured Pink. Roy Carlisle Newboid Sr. claims to be the owner in fee simple in possession of the said land free from encumbrances and has made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealthof The Bahamas under section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have his title to the said land investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the said Act. A Plan of the said land may be inspected during normal business hours at the following places:1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher Building, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas. 2. The Office of the Administrator, Local Government, Central Abaco District, Dove Plaza, Don MacKay Boulevard, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. 3. The Chambers of the Petitioners attorneys, Messrs. Maillis and Maillis, Chambers, Fort Nassau House, Marlborough Street, Nassau, Bahamas. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having dower or right of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before the 31 st day of July A.D, 2005 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a Statement of his claim in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit and other prescribed papers to be filed therewith. Failure of any person to file and serve a Statement of his claim within the prescribed time will operate as a bar to such claim. DATED the 26th day of April, A.D. 2005 MAILLIS AND MAILLIS Chambers Fort Nassau House Marlborough Street Nassau, Bahamas Attomeys for the Petitioner A radio was stolen by a burglar breaking into the Ministry of Works building in Marsh Harbour during the night of April 29. A Grand Cay house was broken into during the night of April 24 and the culprit stole 587 pounds of conch, 12 pounds of mutton fish and one wheelbarrow, all valued at $2194.50. A suspect was named by the homeowner. Later in the day a Grand Cay resident was arrested and charged with housebreaking and stealing. An anonymous caller alerted the police to a fire behind the Shell Station in Marsh Harbour at 12:33 a.m. May 1. Two trucks were subsequently discovered on fire. Evidence indicated arson and damages were estimated at $70,000. At 2:14 a.m. that same night a fire was reported behind the Texaco Star Station in Marsh Harbour. This fire was put out with relatively minor damage and evidence again indicated arson. At 2:35 a.m. this same night it was discovered that a hole had been cut in the side of Standard Hardware in Marsh Harbour large enough to admit a person. Nothing appeared to be stolen but the building was searched with the help of a police dog. A Grand Bahama man was arrested in the Marsh Harbour area about 10 p.m. on May 1 with reference to arson. An anonymous caller alerted the Treasure Cay police to a disturbance at Spankys Liquor Store where a man was arrested for assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and using obscene language. While visiting a friend in the morning of May 3 on Crockett Drive in Marsh Harbour, a Murphy Town man was assaulted and several attempts were made to stab him with a black handled knife. At sundown the assailant and ex-boyfriend returned to the womans residence and used the same knife to damage the interior of her house. The man was subsequently arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and causing damage. At dusk on May 4 a road traffic inspection was conducted at the corner of Crockett Drive and Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. As a result, 28 traffic, motor vehicle or other infractions were recorded. A search warrant was executed during the morning of May 4 at a residence in the Mud in Marsh Harbour resulting in the arrest of three men and one woman in reference to Possession of Dangerous Drugs With Intent to Supply. While searching the prisoners at the police station, the woman was found to have concealed a Ensure drink bottle in her bosom which contained 71Police Crime Report Please see Police Page 23


May 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 B Aldersgate Methodist ChurchMarsh Harbour, Abaco Sunday Services: 11:00 a.m. Radio Ministry: Radio Abaco 93.5 FM Monday through Friday at 7:55 a.m. Minister The Reverend Charles A. Carey Congregational Board Chairman Brother Percival J. Archer Phone: 242-367-2009/2566 Fax: 367-5419 Catholic ChurchesSaturday Mass Treasure Cay 3:00 p.m. Bahamas Farm Chapel (Creole) 5:00 p.m. Saints Mary and Andrew ChurchSunday Mass Marsh Harbour & Hope Town 9:00 a.m. St. Francis de Sales Church 12:45 p.m. Jarrett Park (Hope Town) 5:00 p.m. St. Francis de Sales Church (Creole)Weddings and Funerals (by arrangement)Confession (before Mass or by appointment)Baptism (every Sunday before Mass or within Mass)Rev. Father Rogelio (Roger) P. Madrazo Parish Priest 242-367-2714 Speaking where the Bible speaks; Silent where the Bible is silent. Schedule of Services Sunday Bible Class10:00 a.m. Morning Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship7:00 p.m. Radio Abaco 93.5 FM5:00 p.m. Wednesday Devotion/Bible Class7:00 p.m.Church of ChristP.O. Box AB 20543 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 242-367-3496/ Minister Jason G. Quashie Friendship Tabernacle ChurchPastor Silbert MillsSunday Church Services 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Bible Study on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Youth Meeting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. P.O. Box AB 20513 Dundas Town Abaco 242-367-5848 Nursery Pre-School Day Care Teaching Children to Achieve 242-367-0295 Kirk o the Pines For information and help please ring an Elder at 367-3643, 367-4479-367-3477 or 367-2365 (Presbyterian) Seek and Ye Shall Find Sunday Mornings at NineWelcomeSaturday Morning Childrens Club at half past tenSaturday and Sunday at Forest Heights Academy (Don MacKay Blvd. near airport round-about)Thursday Evenings at six thirtyBible Study & Discussion Group (in varius homes) St. John-the-Baptist & St. Martin Anglican ChurchesSchedule of Services Sunday Holy EucharistEvening Prayer Marsh Hbr. Sandy Pt. 1st (ACW) 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.7:30 p.m. (Both) 2nd (CYM)11:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m.7:30 p.m. (Both) 3rd (AYA) 8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.7:30 p.m. (Both) 4th (ACM)11:00 a.m. 7:30 p.m.7:30 p.m. (M.H.) 5th11:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m.7:30 p.m. (S.P.) Rector: Reverend Father Earl Hepburn 242-367-2518 (phone/fax) Pastor& Mrs. Stephan N. Knowles And The Family ofStrong TowerCommunity Church Welcomes You! Please feel free to come and Worship with us INTERNAT I O N ALPh: 367-5411 E-mail: strongtower@coralwave.comWednesday Bible Study and prayerat 7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship Celebration at 10:45 a.m. Dundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord! Sunday Prayer Meeting6:00 a.m. Sunday School9:45 a.m. Morning Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship6:00 p.m. Weekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday5:00 a.m. Monday Night7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H.7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night7:00 p.m. Tuesday, ThursdayFamily Night For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457 or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565 Bishop Anthony Campbell242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 Dtcog@coralwave.comJesus Saves We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and Send Grace Baptist ChurchSunday Worship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Divine Worship 7:30 p.m. Evening Worship Every second and fourth Sunday 8:00 a.m. Morning Glory (no evening service) Tuesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Friday Evening Youth Night 7:30 p.m. Bishop Clifford and Minister Evelyn HenfieldYou are always welcome at GraceGrace Baptist Preschool Quality Christian education for children ages 2 1/2 5 years. Please call 242-367-5403 for Principal Mrs. Claudine Burrows or Secretary Ms. Lorraine Lewis to register. Bus service available. Phone242-367-2926 Fax 242-367-5403 Church Page AnnouncementsNew Vision Ministries is celebrating The Family between Mothers Day and Fathers Day.If your church would like to advertise, call 367-2677. Let us know about the special events at your church. New Vision Ministries(Non Demoninational)Our Mission Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids Korner 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time12:10 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Friday Youth Night (high school & up)7:30 p.m. Pastors/Leaders Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe Youth Pastor: Brooks Russell For Directions call 242-367-3324 pieces of suspected cocaine. A Treasure Cay man was arrested about midnight on May 5 with reference to an assault five days earlier. A resident of the Mud had his truck windshield broken about 10 p.m. on May 7 by a man he knew while near the Surfside Club in Dundas Town. A $250 cell phone was stolen from a resident of the Mud about 10 p.m. on May 8 by a man known asPsycho. A road check about 6 p.m. on May 8 near the Marsh Harbour airport found five young people in a car with 28 packages of marijuana. Three of the men were from Dundas Town while a young man and young woman were from Marsh Harbour. This traffic check also resulted in the arrest about sundown of a Casuarina Point man who was found carrying marijuana. A Dundas Town man was arrested at dusk on May 8 as a result of causing damage the previous day. PoliceFrom Page 22Police Crime Report Cont The Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Public Service, will be addressing the Chamber of Commerce at its meeting on May 18. He will explain the Caribbean Single Market Economy which is a trade agreement that The Bahamas is considering signing on to. If The Bahamas signs onto this treaty, it has the potential to change the way business is conducted in this country. The meeting is open to the public and the Chamber is encouraging those in the business community attend to hear Mr. Mitchell explain why he feels it would be good for this country. There are several concepts which The Bahamas government will be asking to be exempt: the free movement of labour, a common currency and the is not wanting to agree to. He will discuss these and if The Bahamas can be excluded permanently from accepting them. At a later date the Chamber may have a speaker to give an opposing view of CSME.SCME Will Be Explained


Page 24 B The Abaconian May 15, 2005 Well Done Drilling ServicesSpecializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842The funeral for volunteer fireman Stanton Chea included an honour guard of his fellow firemen during the funeral and at the grave side. Firemen in dress uniform flanked both sides of the church hall and stood at attention during the two and a half hour service at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour. Father Earl Hepburn conducted the service. Following the service the men lined both sides of the walkway between the church and the waiting truck which carried the casket. The procession carrying the casket to the cemetery was preceded by three fire engines and a police escort through Marsh Harbour. The engines led the casket through Marsh Harbour to the cemetery. The grave side service began with the mournful sound of a bagpipe giving the traditional piece played for a fallen fire or police office played by Carolyn Wilson. She is a retired police sergeant with the Dade County Police Department in Florida and was visiting Marsh Harbour on her boat. She concluded the service by playing Amazing Grace, which moistened the eyes of every person there. At the conclusion the firemen marched to the grave in ones and twos and gave a salute to their departed comrade. Firemen from Hope Town and Casuarina Point joined those from Marsh Harbour to form the honour guard. Three fire engines preceded the truck carrying the body of Stanton Chea to the cemetery. Mr. Chea was a firefighter as well as the mechanic for the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department.A Firefighter Was Laid to RestMs. Carolyn Wilson, a retired police office from Florida, played a bagpipe at the graveside service for Stanton Chea, who died as a result of an industrial accident. She was visiting Marsh Harbour at the time. Mr. Chea is survived by his pregnant widow Mechelle, 10-year-old son Vicente, eight-year-old daughter Tatiana, mother Iris Pinder, stepfather Philip Pinder, brother Steven Chea and sister Sonja Knowles. Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe toThe Abaconian


May 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 25 B 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 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE LIVE YOUR DREAM ATEnjoy the life style you deserve . Waterfront lots with private boat slips in a secure gated community starting at $325,000 Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 Houses and Land For Rent and For SaleClassified Advertisements BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 Great Abaco Club luxury vacation rentals with all resort amenities. Ph. 242-367-4151 Guana Cay brand new island apts. with harbour views, 2 bed/1 bath, full kitchens, TV, VCR. $900 / week, discount for extended stay. 242365-5082 or 904-982-2762 Guana Cay brand new rental, 4 bed, deep water dock, privacy, plenty availability, 561-8058673 Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or Lubbers Quarters vacation rentals, secluded, privately owned coastal cottage, 15 min. boat ride from Marsh Harbour. Marsh Harbour fully furnished, well appointed, 4 bed, 3 bath home on 3/4 acre on Sea of Abaco. With dock and boat lift. Available for long term rental. Call 367-0124 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSElbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at Green Turtle Cay, great lot for sale by owner, near Coco Bay, water view, sheltered from hurricanes by natural ridge. 181 x 50 $90,000. After 4 p.m. 365-4079 PROPERTY AND HOUSES FOR SALEGREAT GUANA CAY 3 COMMERCIAL WATER FRONT PROPERTIES -Beach Front Hotel/Condo +/-175 beach frontage, +/6000 sq ft private dock -Guana Harbour Marina +/310 water front, 24 slips dev opportunity -Beachfront Dev. Property in Settlement +/200 beach frontage Complete details www.guanabeachfor (828) 242-1060 Hope Town Stunning views from attractive 3 bed/2 bath cottage with100 of water front just outside the harbour. Central AC & 30+ rental weeks/year. (561) 202-8163. Lubbers Quarters beaut iful home across from Tilloo Cut with 2 kings / 2 baths / queen loft. Gorgeous view, convenient location, private boat slip, central A/C, turn key, rental history. By owner 242-366-0266 Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Tract, 2B / 2B plus pool table room, fully furnished, tile & carpet, wood & Hardy board exterior, sheetrock & V-joint interior. Manicured lawn, fenced backyard. $250,000 gross. Contact Marcus @ 375-8248 or Tara @ 357-6842 Marsh Harbour 3 bed/2bath newly refurbished home on high ground. New roof, tongue and groove cypress on interior walls and ceilings, 20 x 40 cement porch/patio. Over one acre fenced with fruit orchard of grapefruit, orange, tangerine and lime trees. Well and city water. This tropical paradise a steal at $250,000. Call 367-5503 or 357-6561 Marsh Harbour, Govt. Sub, 3 bed 2 1/2 bath, 2100 sq. ft. 1 bed efficiency on bottom floor, garage. For more informmation contact Clarice Roberts 367-3131W or 367-5354 Scotland Cay exclusive pvt. island for property owners and guests only. Located 7 mi. N. of Marsh Harbour between Guana & Man-OWar. 2 mi. of pristine pink powder beach with a uniquely protected lagoon and marina. Paved airstrip & roads. Daily scheduled ferry service from Marsh Harbour. Deeded 1/2 acre lot, 200 to beach & ocean with 180o unobstructed ocean view. $350K net. 850-519-1990 Tilloo Cay charming hideaway, 2 br/2 ba cottage, safe haven, tucked in cove with dock. Panoramic view of ocean in all directions from top of hill. On approx. 3.75 acre, sea to sea. Generator, battery and solar powered. $2 million. Call 508-540-3240 or e-mail Ph. 242-367-3420 Cell 242-375-8465Realtors Ruth Albury Percy PinderLocated above theSand Dollar ShoppeP.O.Box AB 20473 Marsh Harbour, RENTAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTYMarsh Harbour, commercial shop /office spaces available in Royal Harbour Village shops. Great location, high traffic area. Please call for details. 242-367-3262 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALETreasure Cay, nice 2 br. 2 bath, fully furnished ground floor unit at Sand Dollar condo Nice pool and beach. By owner. 365-8499, US 540721-6786, 540-885-1459, e-mail $299,500 Treasure Cay Dormy Villa, 2 bed 2 bath villa. Call for price. 366-4046 or 357-6823 NEW LISTINGS:Bahama Palm Shores: Lowest price. Only one left. $10,000.ea. Commercial property: Excellent location with clear title deeds. Oversize lot on heavily trafficked road includes concrete building. $399,000 Eastern Shores Classic: Superior construction, large living areas, rustic charm, 100 of Sea of Abaco. $862,000 Great Cistern: Water front property in artist colony. $148,800 Great Cistern: Stylish and cozy, 149 of water front, 3 bed/ 2 bath villa with dock. $574,700 Guana Cay : Deepwater harbour access, seven lots three on the Atlantic Ocean. Won't last. $130-299,900. Marsh Harbour: Commercial property on main road. $287,500 Scotland Cay: Rare opportunity in Coconut Creek $422,000 Turtle Rocks: Lovely property Beach access. Good value. $58,800 Sandra Evans, BRI, CIPS (242) 367-2365 Bill Thorndycraft (242) 357-6638We get the job done! Sea Grape RealtyVictor R. Patterson Memorial Plaza P.O. Box AB 20123 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2749 E-mail: seagraperealty@hotmail.comElbow Cay:Interior lot with paved road, electric, telephone lines for $53,500 Best deal on Elbow Cay! Lot on Big Hill adjacent to Centerline Road, one of only a few left going fast! $125,000Lubbers Quarters:1/2 Acre House Lot on East Side! Deep water and utilities available. $298,000 Hillside acre with private dock slip and utilities. $145,000 Your Ad Could Be HereCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 The Save Guana Cay Reef Association has retained Mr. Frederick Smith, a lawyer from Freeport, to represent them in a legal case against the government. The group is suing the Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry Christie, as responsible for Crown Lands; Wendel Major, secretary to the National Economic Council; and Eugenia Cartwright, treasurer. The Supreme Court judge agreed to review the case on April 26. At that time the Attorney General asked for an adjournment because the government had not had time to prepare. Representatives of the Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club asked to be heard at the hearing because they were an interested party. Both these requests were granted and a new date of June 13 and 14 was set to review the Heads of Agreement which was signed on March 1. Mr. Smith has asked for an injunction which would to stop the government from proceeding with the development. Since this was more urgent, the date set for this was May 4. However, on that date Mr. Smith felt he required more time, so the new date for considering the injunction will be May 18. The Bakers Bay developers will be heard at that time also. In the meantime, the Bakers Bay developers are cleaning up the area which had much debris left from the days of the big Red Boat, the cruise ship of Premier Cruise Lines which came into Abaco waters in the early 1990s.Court Will Hear Guana CayPortia Jonsson As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week during the month of May, we honor the dedication, passion and caring nature of teachers. Not only are teachers the backbone of our nations education system, they are a guiding force in helping our children develop into healthy, happy and successful adults. We can all remember a teacher who played a decisive role at some particular moment of our lives. These teachers hold a special place in our hearts, not only for the type of work that they do but also for the passion that spurs them on in their daily activities. Teachers need our support throughout the school year, and they need to know that parents trust them and are working with them. Teaching is a demanding profession that calls for ongoing commitment and a love of students. We must pause to reflect on all that teachers do every day and how much they mean to us. Please try to find a few moments in your busy schedule to show your gratitude towards your childs teacher. This could be as simple as a thank you card or sitting with your child and getting down on paper a special quality he or she sees in their teacher which makes their class special. Remember, it is the thought that counts. What really matters is that you, in your own way, let teachers know how much you value their work.May Is Teacher Appreciation Month


Page 26 B The Abaconian May 15, 2005 You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNONS GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMONS SUPERCENTER LOWES FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands Leading Newspaper ABAB ABAB AB AA AA A COCO COCO CO 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 SUPPLY DEPOTHotel, Restaurant & Commercial Supplies Over 1000 Items in Stock Blue Warehouse on S.C. Bootle Hwy. Ph:/Fax: (242) 367-2128 Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs Island PharIsland Phar Island PharIsland Phar Island Phar macymacy macymacy macyPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 p.m. Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph/Fax 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. ________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantFinancial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Specializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 Business Service DirectoryGadites Maritime & Navigational Institution P.O.Box CB-13328 Nassau, Bahamas Tel/Fax: 242-362-4305 (home) Cell: 242-557-1617 Email:gaditesmaritime@hotmail.comInternational License Class B License Radar Observer Unlimited Bridge Resource Management COURSESCOURSES COURSESCOURSES COURSESClass A License Celestial Navigation Personal Survival Basic & Advanced Call 367-4585 or Fax 367-3091 B B a a h h a a m m a a D D a a w w n n D D e e s s i i g g n n s s Custom Quilts and Fabrics Behind B&LPlaza 367-4648 phone/fax ABACO FENCING CO.We make sure its secure Best prices on all your fencing material & quality work that lasts Call or fax 242-367-2277, Mobile 242-559-8273 PO Box AB20976, Marsh Harbour Email: MAGARIMS CONSTRUCTION CO.Licensed Contractor Large or Small JobsCall 357-6970 or 367-0246 Marsh HarbourElectronics& SatelliteAbaco Shopping Centre P.O. Box AB 20265 Ph: 367-5880 Fax: 367-3538 You will receive the daily recommended portion of 14 servings of raw fruits and veggies in a capsule which most health professionals recommend for a healthy lifestyle. For more info or to orderCall Joan Nixon 375-8410 Bargain Car RentalsThe Newest and Finest Car Rental Co. Low Rates High Quality ServiceBargain Parts FinderYour #1 store for Auto Parts (Windshields, Bumper, Lights, etc.) Delivery within 96 hrs. Call us today Ph: 367-0500 Next to Abaco Wholesale Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour Service between Freeport and Marsh HarbourAbaco visitors can take advantage of a one-day Casino Excursion to Freeport or an overnight package. Package options include air fare, ground transportation and hotel accommodation. Call for Charter and Group rates.For more information call 242-367-2498 Marsh Harbour Ph 242-352-5778 Fax 242-351-5693 Freeport Email: Majors Air Service Flight Schedule Days Leave Freeport Arrive Marsh Harbour Leave Marsh Harbour Arrive Freeport 8:45 a.m. Thursdays thru Mondays Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7 a.m. 4 p.m. 7 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 4:45 p.m. 7:45 a.m. 8 a.m. 5 p.m. 8 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 5:45 p.m.The Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government, announced on May 4 that government agricultural agents found citrus canker on the B.G. Harman Grove, south of Marsh Harbour and plans are already being made to destroy the trees. Since the discovery of the citrus canker at the Bahama Star Grove in Treasure Cay in late December of 2004, and the governments approval of the containment and eradication of the disease, my Ministry has implemented containment and eradication activities at that site and has continued the active island-wide surveys to determine whether the disease has spread to other citrus trees on the island and the extent of infection, if it exists, Minister Gray said.Citrus Canker Is Found in Another GroveDuring a survey on April 25 suspicious leaf samples were collected from the B.G. Harmon Grove and have tested positive for the disease. The laboratory report on this test was received on April 27 which indicated that most of the samples submitted were confirmed as positive for citrus canker. Citrus canker is a virulent bacterial disease and it affects all varieties of citrus plants. The B.G. Harmon grove has about 2,500 acres of predominately grapefruit trees with 1,700 acres of the site abandoned. The remaining 800 acres are under active cultivation and were managed for the production of organic fresh grapefruit for export to the United States. This would have been Mr. Harmons first year of profits but Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne caused extensive damage. The discovery of citrus canker at the Bahama Star Groves Farm in North Abaco would have prevented any of his citrus from entering the U.S. Mr. Harmon, the grove owner, is cooperating fully with the Ministry but will not be able to absorb the cost of containing and eradicating the disease from his farm. Government will have to fund the expense to destroy the trees. Bids have already been solicited from local security firms to control access to the grove as well as bids have been invited from heavy equipment companies on Abaco for the destruction of the trees. An island-wide survey of Abaco for citrus canker continues. The survey of all commercial groves is complete and the survey of residential properties is in progress. Minister Gray said, We request the cooperation of the general public, particularly the residents of Abaco, at this time.


May 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 27 B 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 COMMERCIAL SERVICES Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & BoatsFor all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service Home & commercial maintenance, home appliance installation, service and repair, washing machines, dryers, etc. Ph. 557-3250 Mooring for rent in Man-O-War, 4.5 feet at low water, special rate for long term. Call 3656433 10' New custom built fibre glass boat with bench seat and bow deck. Includes trailer. Duty paid. $2400 OBO. Call 367-4486. 11 Sea Worthy Dinghy, good condition. $400 Call 365-5045 or 904-982-2782 14' Edgewater 140CC, 2002 35 HP Johnson, Bimini, trailer, cover, DUTY PAID. $11,800, (242) 365-8397 16 Flats Boat includes trailer, pole, seats, jackplate, and 30 HP motor (only 2 hours) For info contact 359-6473 16 Edgewater CC 1998 70 HP Yamaha, unsinkable, new boat covers, excellent condition. DUTY PAID $12,500 Ph 367-2452 17 Proline CC 1996, 2004 Yamaha 90 HP, nice run about boat for the Sea of Abaco, includes trailer. DUTY PAID $10,900 OBO Call 305-451-5751 or 305-942-3597 20 Shamrock cuddy cabin 220 HP V8 inboard, f/w cooled. Harding double axle trailer. DUTY PAID Boat kept in dry storage. $12,000 Call Dale 365-4359 or Bill 365-4319 MERCHANDISE FOR SALEFrench doors, 3 sets, Anderson high performance doors, new in carton, warranteed, DUTY PAID. No shipping, no hassle. $2500 each OBO. In Hope Town. Call Philip 366-0680 or 202-686-8600 Large window A/C new 18,000 BTU, 240 v. $600 Call 365-5045 or 904-982-2762Real Estate Sales Agent WantedMarsh Harbour Damianos Real Estate Company wishes to employ for their Marsh Harbour, Abaco office a licensed, experienced and reputable Sales Agent. The successful applicant must have exceptional phone and communication skills, be self-motivated, enthusiastic and be prepared to work as part of a team. If you feel like joining our innovative and successful company, please forward your resume to or fax to (242) 3624730. Bluff House on Green Turtle Cay seeks a handy man with experience in carpentry, electronics and plumbing. No certifications required. Full or part time. Call David Phillips at 3654247. Positions are also available for front office staff. For more information please call Tracey at 365-4247 Housekeeping position available in Murphy Town. Please contact Danario at 367-0274 or 367-2519 Seeking a Bahamian live-in maid & caregiver for an elderly couple. All interested persons call 367-4472. Serious persons only please. EMPLOYMENT PPORTUNITIESLunch/concession mobile van, complete kitchen with sink and washing equipment. Asking $10,000. Ph 551-5417 Club golf cart for parts has fold-down back seat. $150 Call 365-5045 or 904-982-2762 86 Honda Goldwing Interstate 1200 cc, runs good, looks good, 40,406 miles, AM/FM radio and cassette player. Asking $6000 or nearest offer. Call Rex 366-3027 87 Buick LeSabre, loaded, A/C, runs good. $2500 OBO Call Karen 366-0266 96 Yamaha Virgo 1100, excellent condition, just over 7000 miles. Asking $5500 Ph. 3753551 98 Toyota Camry Cloth interior, CD player, power windows and locks, grey. Asking $12,500 Contact Chris Pinder at 375-8835 99 Dodge Caravan, white, low mileage. $8000. Call 365-2401 00 Dodge 3/4 ton cargo van, beautiful condition with racks inside, radio, auto, air. $14,900 OBO 365-8188 00 Dodge Durango fully loaded. $17,000 Contact 367-2262 or 367-4485 21 Cobia 214 CC, 2002 150 HP HPDI with 309 hrs., lean post w/ cooler, T top, compass, raw water pump, console enclosure, VHF, Garmin GPS map 238 sounder, dual batteries, dual battery charger and dual batteries for 24 v. rod, new trailer never used, motor has 2 yrs factory warranty. Contact 365-5195 22 Atlantic Bay Skiff, 8-foot beam, fiberglass, 350 MerCruiser inboard, center console, Bimini, VHF, depth sounder, US registered, fully found, DUTY PAID. Asking $16,500 OBO Call 365-8608 or 365-8420 22 Sailboat new Mercury 15 HP electric start outboard, zip stop mainsail, cover, 110 and 140% jibs, 3.5 draft, new cushions, canvas covers, Bimini frame, anchor, battery, solar charger, DUTY PAID. $3900 Call 760-8311688 24 Rampage Cuddy Cabin 240 HP Yanmar diesel, 70 hrs. Excellent condition. DUTY PAID. Call Darvin Sands at 242-365-6007 days and 365-6093 nights 45 #1 Hull Fiberglass fishing boat, 1980, single 8V71 engine, 6,000 lb. freezer, 15 KW Isuzu generator, water maker, 300 gal fresh water tank, 1200 gal diesel tank. Sleeps 8. Excellent condition. Contact Arthur Lightbourne 366-4355/ 366-4430, cell 375-9644 VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BUSINESS FOR SALERetail store in prime location. Call for details after 5 p.m. 367-3472 A 1993 graduate of Abaco Central High, obtained a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Actuary Science (Mathematics) from Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida, in July 2001. On April 30, 2005, he graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahasee, with honors and received a Masters degree in Architecture. He is a member of the Tua Sigma Delta (Professional Architecture Fraternity). We love you, we are proud of you and Best Wishes from your family and friends ProtestFrom Page 1 ment that Education Permanent Secretary Creswell Sturrup had authorized the immediate hiring of six security officers for 24hour guard duty; the use of the schools library as temporary administration and staff facility; and the installation of a working telephone there by Batelco. The superintendent was working with BEC to restore electricity to the campus and Water and Sewerage to restore water. The faculty planned to return to their classrooms if the superintendent carried out his plans. They went ahead with the picketing despite Mr. Smiths announcement, because the bodies were not yet in place on the campus. Mr. Joshua Smith said the ministry had decided to construct a temporary administration building of T-111 plywood in the parking lot in front of the A-Block of classrooms. It will be 24 feet by 40 feet, he said, with offices for the principal, viceprincipal and secretary; a staff lounge; storage area; and one male and one female bathroom. Mr. Smith said the structure, which would be built by Mr. Bill Swains construction company in a week to a week and a half, will be constructed with the approaching hurricane season in mind for quality. He will also inspect the buildings for other unfinished hurricane repairs, including the Eastern Campus, where woodwork classes are held and where the roofs remain torn up, the bathrooms remain without doors and the electricity and water remain off. Students are facing the national BGCSE and BJC exams, already begun. The 516pupil school, which serves Central and South Abaco including the central cays has lunged from one crisis to another this school year, starting with Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, long delayed repairs and restoration of electricity and supplies and a number of violent incidents among students. 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Page 28 B The Abaconian May 15, 2005 Elbow Cay Dorros Cove 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,500 sq.ft residence with 2 bedroom, 1 bath 1,100 sq.ft guest house. Southeastern point of island. Swimming Pool Private boat slip. Superb ocean and cay views. Furnished # AB112NEW PRICE $1,750,000. "Point of View" NEW PRICETurtle Rocks 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,200 sq.ft. Beach-Front Home Almost 1,600 sq.ft. of Covered wrap-around veranda. Over 2 acres with 100' of Sea of Abaco Beach-front. Fabulous views of the sea and outlying cays. Fully Furnished. #AB139 NEW LISTING $1,175,000 "Hidden Paradise" NEW LISTING Northern Abaco Cays 20 acre private island. 1,000' wide glorious lagooon with fabulous crescent beach. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Studio home, Cabana, protected dock-slipway 50 years remaining on a 99 year lease. #AB126 NEW LISTING $2,200,000. "Little Hog Cay" NEW LISTINGElbow Cay 2 Two Storey Waterfront Homes. A total of 9 bedrooms, 8 baths in 4,000 sq.ft. Set up as four separate rental units with great history. About 1/12 Acres with 170' of Sea of Abaco frontage. Furnished. Fabulous views. Private dock. #AB141 NEW LISTING $1,925,000 "Twin Dolphin Point" NEW LISTINGMan-O-War Cay 5 Bedroom, 4 bath, 3,000 sq.ft. home, 2,400 sq.ft of covered verandahs. set on over 1/3 Acre with 100' of Beach-front. Fabulous ocean views. Swimming Pool, Generator, Water-maker. Fully furnished. #AB138 NEW LISTING $1,400,000 "Utopia" NEW LISTINGMarsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Unique 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 2,800 sq.ft. Living Space on 3 levels. Upper Level Decks Superb Views. On 2 Lots totalling 10,180 sq.ft. Swimming Pool. 100' of Private dockage. #AB149 NEW LISTING $1,750,000 "Jaffa" NEW LISTINGMan-O-War Cay 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,921 sq.ft. main beach-front residence. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 400 sq.ft. guest cabin. 1.189 well landscaped acres. Semi-private dock on harbour. Fantastic Ocean Views. # AB150 NEW LISTING $1,840,000 "Sunsplash" NEW LISTING Man-O-War Cay Ocean Beach-front. Superb, beautifully maintained, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 3,300 sq.ft. home on two levels. Wraparound covered and open decks. Fabulous ocean views. Central A/C, Generator. #AB134 NEW LISTING $995,000. NEW LISTING "Czanne" Kathleen Albury, BRIEstate Agent Appraiser Elbow CayTel/Fax: (242) 366-0700 cell: (242 ) 477-5350 e.mail: Faron SawyerEstate Agent Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 367-5454 Cell: (242) 359 6981 e.mail: Margot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: Look for H.G. Christie's Island Breeze Magazine The Guide to Wonderful Real Estate Opportunities Throughout the Bahamas VACANT LAND Great Guana Cay 5.9 Beautiful sea-to-sea acresSouth end of Great Guana Cay 395' of Ocean frontage. 160' of Sea of Abaco frontage. 245' of semi-private boat basin frontage. Good elevations for fabuolus ocean and sea views #AB5176 $2,950,000. Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay Area "Madiera Hill" 1.497 Acres 312' x 209' Waterfront access super views. # AB5143 UNDER CONTRACT Green Turtle Cay "Lot 60" 12,235 sq ft., almost 1/3 acre. between Coco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. mature native landscape. and trees. Convenient to Green Club and beach Last parcel remaining in the area. #AB 5183 $73,000.Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Canal Front Building Site 5,207 sq.ft. dockage for 55 'Vessel and 25' runabout #AB5187 NEW LISTING $545,000. Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Canal Front Building Sites #40 9,778 sq.ft. AB5155 Extra Large Corner Parcel NEW PRICE $275,000. #41 7,070 sq.ft. AB5156 Good Elevation Sea View -NEW PRICE $345,000.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. # AB5069 from: $63,700. Great Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay and North AbacoGreat Guana Cay "Plum Loco" 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,228 sq.ft. home on almost 1/2 acre with 100' of beautiful beachfront. Furnished and fully equipped#AB97UNDER CONTRACT Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Drive -"Steiner House" 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 2,200 sq.ft. home on two levels upper level deck almost 1/2 Acre Good Sea of Abaco Views. Short stroll to beach. Great family home. fully Furnished. #AB116 $925,000.Sand Banks Creek "Dannie's Den" 2 bedroom, 2 bath new home + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. Private Dock # AB73 $355,000.PRIVATE ISLANDSSea of Abaco "Cornish Cay" 38 Acre private Island 2 bedroom, 1 bath residence, 2 Guest Cottages, Caretaker's Cottage, Barn, Tennis Court, Sea Plane Ramp, Boat Basin with Boat Lift, Boat Ramps, Breakwater protected Dock, Solar Power and generators # AB 119 UNDER CONTRACTSea of Abaco "Carrington Cay" 300' from the Abaco mainland, near Leisure Lee 1.4 acres. Excellent elevation. #AB5147 $375,000. Man-O-War Cay 3/4 acre sea-to-sea. Elegant 1 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, 1,220 sq.ft., home. 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath guest house. 3,300 sq.ft. of decks and porches. Private Dock, Beach. Central A/C, Generator, watermaker Beautiful lush sub-tropical landscaping.#AB133 NEW LISTING $1,800,000. NEW LISTING "Bien Choisi"Great Guana Cay 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,686 sq.ft. Beach-Front Home 725 sq.ft. of Decks. Over 1/4 Acre with 80 of ocean front. Fabulous views. Deeded access to semi-private dock. Beautifully Furnished. Great Rental History. #AB142 NEW LISTING $1,380,000 "Watch Hill" NEW LISTINGMarsh Harbour, Central Cays and South AbacoMan-O-War Cay "Ceylon's Isle/Rosewood" 3 + Acres Sea-to-sea. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,920 sq.ft. residence. 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath guest complex on beach.259' of beautiful Sea of Abaco beach. Lush landscaping, Fully furnished and equipped. Superb Views. # AB111 $3,900,000 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Casa Sirena" -3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,474 sq.ft. Canal Front Home Over 900 sq.ft. of porches and Decks. Two Car Garage. Private dock for 55' boat and 10,000 # Boat-lift for 25' boat. Fully Furnished and Equipped. #AB121UNDER CONTRACT Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club -"Robin's Nest" 3 bedroom, 2 bath home 1,487 sq.ft. 2 Lots totalling 11,895 sq.ft. Home on Lot 16 New Swimming pool on lot 17. 89' Layalong dock with great versatility in sizes of vessels. #AB136 UNDER CONTRACT Marsh Harbour Eastern Shores "Endless Summer"4 bedroom, 3 bath 2,700 sq.ft. Home. Private Dock with boat lift on the Sea of Abaco. Some of the most Fabulous Panoramic Views in Abaco. Across the road from Beach. fully Furnished. #AB118 $1,500,000.Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Sea View" 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 1,400 sq.ft of living space. Private Dock Slip. Superb views of the Sea of Abaco Fully Furnished and Equipped Good Rental Income Producer. # AB68 UNDER CONTRACT Man-O-War Cay Charming, exquisite, traditional Bahamian home on over 1/4 acre. 1 bedroom, 1 bath in 1,047 sq.ft. Two screened porches. 249 sq.ft. "Snore Box" with 1/2 bath and attached workshop. Crows nest for great ocean views. Private boat mooring. Furnished. #AB131 NEW LISTING $475,000. "Sugar Apple" NEW LISTINGGreen Turtle Cay Coco Bay, 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 2,300 sq.ft. Water-front Home 4,800 sq.ft. of Decks. Recently completely Renovated. Over 1/4 Acre with 100' of bay front. Fabulous views. Private dock with dredged channel. #AB140 NEW LISTING $1,725,000 "Bay Lodge" NEW LISTING Chris Plummer, BRI Assistant District ManagerEstate Agent Green Turtle CayTel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 Cell: (242) 554-9451 e.mail: VHF Channel 16 Derek A. Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6856 e.mail: "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" The Bahamas Oldest and most extensive real estate service Global Exposure Local Expertise Over eighty years of service Bahamas Largest Real Estate Data Base The largest number of luxury property listings in Abaco The most extensive geographically distributed and best trained active agent network in Abaco The most professional, best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas Agents' own vessels for convenient access to all areas. HOMES The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES SALES RENTALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS Telephone: (242) 367 5454Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamase.mail: abaco@hgchristie.com5/15/05