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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 VOLUME 13, NUMBER 12, JUNE 15th, 2005 Local Govt. Elections Will Be June 27Only Six Communities Will Require VotingBy Richard E. Fawkes If standing for election to a township committee or district council were a barometer of the state of democracy on Abaco, then bad weather is indeed in the forecast; only six of 19 electoral units will engage in polling during the June 27 Local Government elections. In seven areas, including major towns such as Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town, exactly the required number of persons nominated on nomination day on June 2. In five communities, the Min. for Local Government, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, will have to appoint persons to make up the shortfall of nominees. In the Hope Town District, although Man-O-War Cay and Hope Town each has three seats, only one person nominated in each town. By contrast, on Great Guana Cay, the third component of the Hope Town District, three persons nominated for the one seat, necessitating polling there. The minister will have to make an appointments in Sandy Point where only four persons nominated for the five township seats. In Coopers Town and Fire Road/ Wood Cay each of those areas will have to have one appointee. In South Abaco the Cherokee Sound portion of the Cherokee Sound/ CasuaPlease see Election Page 2Chief Councillor Assaults AdministratorSandy Point Holds Its Third RegattaSandy Point held its third home coming and work boat regatta over the Labour Day weekend, June 3 and 4. The racing of the Class C work boats created much excitement, particularly as the regatta was a tribute to Capt. Ivan Stuart of Moores Island. He is an outstanding sailor winning many honours and trophies throughout The Bahamas. The five races were held just off the beach of the shore activities so the crowds could enjoy the progress of the races. See story on page 10. The court room in Marsh Harbour was busy on June2 as those wishing to serve in local government nominated. Shown here are Mr. Eugene Dawkins, standing, with Mrs. Yvonne Key and Mr. Carlton Dorsett, discussing the process of nominating while staff members of the returning officer look on.Nomination Day Was June 2 Please see Confrontation Page 15 Police Forms Youth BandThe Abaco Police Department has begun a community youth marching band. Already over 40 young people are learning to play a variety of instruments under the direction of Sgt. Hutcheson. They practice every weekday and are learning military discipline. See story on page 16. A confrontation between Senior Administrator Revis Rolle and Chief Councillor Cay Mills ended in Mr. Rolle being punched in the face and needing medical attention. On June 8 about 1 p.m. Mr. Rolle, accompanied by a police officer, was checking on the progress of several small capital projects in


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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 Resort Features: Spectacular 3-mile beach Championship golf course Marina-view restaurant & bar Pool,tennis,watersports 150-slip full-service marina Diving,snorkeling & dive shop Boat rentals,charters & guides Hotel rooms,2 or 3 BR suites Treasure Cay Road (exit off Bootle Hwy) TREASURE CAYHOTEL RESORT & MARINA Hotel: 242-365-8801 Spinnaker Restaurant: 242-365-8469 Golf Course: 242-365-8045 Treasure Divers: 242-365-8465 New Committees Will Take Office in JulyNorth Abaco District is made up of three Town Committees: Treasure Cay, Coopers Town/ Fire Road/ Blackwood, and Little Abaco. The communities in Little Abaco nominated the exact number of members but central government must appoint one person in Treasure Cay, one in Coopers Town and one in Fire Road/ Blackwood. The North Abaco District Council has nine members and will now be comprised of two members from Treasure Cay, four from Coopers Town/ Fire Road/ Blackwood and three from Little Abaco.Treasure CayAntonio Fernando Fawkes Lavan Mary McKenzie Stephen Pedican Bridgette Thurston Nominees for North AbacoCoopers TownGarneth Edgecombe Kevin McIntosh Elvine Sawyer Gary Anthon SmithFire Road and BlackwoodEric CollieWood Cay/ Cedar HarbourWilfred Theodora Curry Charlie MillsMount Hope, Fox Town and Crown HavenDaniel Curry Leanath McIntosh Leslie McIntosh The Grand Cay District Council is comprised of five members. There will be an election to choose five from these nominees. Craig Alva Cephas Roosevelt Curry Paul Edison Gardiner Doralyn Ann Rolle-Curry Allison Rolle-Heild Curtis Jr. Russell George Russell Kennedy Lockhart Russell McGarrett RussellNominees for Grand Cay Nominees for Green Turtle CayGreen Turtle Cay has been separated from the North Abaco District and made into a Schedule III District, the same as Grand Cay, Moores Island and the Hope Town Districts. There will be an election to choose five members of the Council. Donald Adderley-Outten David Bethell Gregory Curry Christopher Farrington Floyd Johnson Lincoln Jones Lonnie Lowe Leonard Lowe Roswell Sawyer Kola Wells Please see Election Page 4 ElectionFrom Page 1 rina Point/ Bahama Palm Shores Township will be uncontested as three persons nominated for three places. Casuarina Point/ Bahama Palm Shores will vote, however, to see which two of the three candidates will represent them on the committee. Crossing Rocks has avoided polling by nominating five for five. However, Sandy Point will have to have an appointee. The Marsh Harbour/Spring City Township, which is part of the Central Abaco District Council, will not require ministerial action, but there will be no voting as there were exactly seven and two nominees, respectively, for the two components of the township. Dundas Town, which is part of the Central District, also will avoid polling with seven nominees for seven seats. Murphy Town, the third township in Central Abaco, by contrast, will have a hotly contested election with 11 persons running for seven spots. The new Green Turtle Cay District will experience a vigorous contest with 10 candidates for five positions. All five incumbents on the previous township committee are seeking re-election. Likewise on Grand Cay, nine persons are competing for the five-member council, while in Moores Island, another insular council, six persons are competing for five positions. In the North Abaco District the minister Alburys Ferry ServiceEnjoy Dinner in Romantic Hope TownFerry $20 RT *Late trips Fri & Sat only Leave Crossing Beach 12:15 2:00 4:00 5:45 9:0010:45 Return from Hope Town 1:303:00 4:009:45 11:30P.O. Box AB 20163, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-367-0290 or 242-367-3147


June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0040 Fax: 242-366-0164 ELBOW CAY PROPERTIES Jane Patterson Tel: 242-366-0035 Fax: 242-366-0569 jane@damianos.comMARSH HARBOUR, LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAYLaurie Schreiner Marsh Harbour Office: 242-367-5046 Lubbers Quarters: 242-366-3143 Cell: 242-359-6216 BUILDING SITES DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANYEXCLUSIVE LISTINGSTILLOO CAY WATERFRONT LOT Beautiful building site with deep water for private dock in pristine area of Tilloo. Southern exposure facilitates fantastic views of the Sea of Abaco and protection from north winds making this a perfect retreat year round. Shared dock and swimming beach on Tilloo Beach, 5 minute walk to the Atlantic Ocean. Ref. #2426. Call Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 TILLOO BEACH SUB. Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $85,000. #1836. TILLOO CA Y SEA TO SEA 3 3/4 acres $715,000. Inernett. Ref. #1884HOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAY DORROS COVE Lot #13 with dock slip and Atlantic views. Walk to Tahiti Beach. $250,000. Internet Ref. #2344 NEW LISTING WHITE SOUND 1.034 acres with lisensed dock slip, excellent elevation, view of Atlantic and White Sound Harbour. Listing # 2735 Call: Kerry Sullivan 242-366-0040. NEW EXCLUSIVE Oceanview 105 ft. x 105 ft. lot in White Sound area of Elbow Cay Asking price $175,000. #2648 Call Jane Patterson 242-366-0035 IN TOWN 97 ft. x 62 ft. lot for $200,000. #2806 Call Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 MARNIES LANDING High elevation lot with dock slip. Atlantic Ocean views. 100' along road and 200' facing East to oceanside. $275,000. Call Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143LUBBERS QUARTERS JACKS JUNGLE High elevation, waterfront and interior lots with lush native foliage. Private dock slip. From $80,000. Call Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143. LUBBERS QUARTERS Waterfront lots starting at $140,000. LUBBERS QUARTERS Interior lots starting from $52,500.GREEN TURTLE CAY NEAR THE BEACH Excellent 312 x 209 corner lot 100 feet from the beautiful Coco Bay Beach overlooking a peaceful harbour. Telephone and electrical utilities are easily accessible in this quiet residential neighbourhood. Perfect building site for a vacation home! Asking $350,000. Internet Ref. #2580 Call Stan Sawyer: 242-4775821GUANA CAY BUILD YOUR VACATION HOME! 135 x 165 lot $145,000. Ref. #2499MARSH HARBOUR TWO LOTS Located in quiet neighbourhood, 100 x 200 lots each $55,000 or both lots for $100,000. #2623 Call Stan Sawyer: 242-477-5821 COMMERCIAL Located in town near the Government Dock, this 6,525 sq. ft. lot has great investment potential. $75,000. Internet Ref. #2513 PELICAN SHORES Waterfront lot, 8,000 sq. ft., beautiful sea views. $581,000. #2719SOUTH ABACO PINEHURST SUBDIVISION Four interior lots, nearby beach; 12,500 sq. ft. to 15,750 sq. ft. $13,000 each. Internet Ref. #2605OLE KERR ACREAGE BEACHFRONT ACREAGE Beautiful 9.210 acre parcel, near the beach and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Offered for sale at $180,000 Internet Ref. #2694CHEROKEE SOUND NEAR WINDING BAY One Acre hilltop Atlantic seaviews $220,000. HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TOP OF THE WORLDInternet Ref. #2584Fully furnished Loyaliststyle 2 bed 2 bath cottage with covered porchLarge lot with ocean view2nd floor framed out for Master suite or 1 bed studio with separate entranceGround floor storage$360,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY DEMWELLSInternet Ref. #18282 bed 2.5 bath island homeTwo storey with covered porch and balconySea of Abaco view from upper deckV-joint cypress wood interiorOpen living/dining roomsLush native foliageApproved plans for additional home on lot$420,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 TREASURE CAY Stan Sawyer Tel: 242-365-8198 Cell: 242-477-5821 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY In the heart of Hope Town, is this 2 storey apartment building with 5 apartments rented on a monthly basis, and a waiting list. Three units with 1b/1b, two units with 2b/1b, building needs TLC. Very good return on investment. $300,000. Internet Ref. #2158 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 LUBBERS QUARTERS FLIP FLOPS Private beach bungalow on lush tropical 1.19 acres. One bedroom one bath; will sleep 4. Airconditioned with many new upgrades. Beautiful sunset view. This one wont last! $425,000. Internet Ref. #1851 Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 MARSH HARBOUR APARTMENT BUILDINGSInternet Ref. #16693 Duplex Apartment Bldgs.Great location in townEach Duplex is comprised of two 2 bed 1 bath apts. 750 sq. ft. eachFurnished & A/CLandscaping/mature treesGreat Rental HistoryEach Duplex for sale at $300,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY GAZEBO VILLASInternet Ref. #2509Two Waterfront villas in Hope Town VillageEach with 2 bed 2 baths upstairs & spacious living areas downstairsShort walk to white sand beachFully furnished, R/O water systemBack-up generator, laundry bldg.Professionally landscapedExcellent rental history$749,000 each Villa $1,490,000 for bothKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY RUDYS PLACE RESTAURANTInternet Ref. #2681Well established, fully licensed restaurant and barManagers house 840 sq. ft.6 lots totaling 1.3 acresFabulous elevation with endless views of the Sea of Abaco, the lighthouse, and the Atlantic OceanDock accessExellent for further development$1,500,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040June 15, 2005 More Exclusive Listings in Section B Page 3 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TAHITI HAIInternet Ref. #1640Dorros Cove SubdivisionNewly renovated 4b/2bCentral A/CWrap around porchSea to sea viewsSeparate gardeners apt.1/2 Acre propertyPrivate dock slipNear Tahiti Beach$895,000 FIRMKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY NOREASTER 1Internet Ref. #19452 bed 2 bath 1,000 sq.Great rental historySeaviews & steps away frombeautiful ocean beach spacious lotFurnished & dock access Reduced $400,000PARROTS PERCHFractional ownership for$225,000 (Ref. #2427)Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY LADY BUG LOFTInternet Ref. #1975Overlooking Tahiti Beach3 bed 2 bath 1600 sq. ft. two storey island home2nd floor loft with fabulous views of Sea of AbacoWrap around deckCentral A/CSpacious 21,113 sq. ft. lotPrivate dock slip$920,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION ONEInternet Ref. #2753Charming duplex2 bed 1 bath downstairs1 bed 1 bath upstairsSecond floor balconyAttached GarageSpacious 15,000 sq. ft. lotSandy beach nearbyPeaceful environment with native Bahama parrot habitat$250,000 Laurie Schreiner: 242-367-5046 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY WINDOVERInternet Ref. #2638Island Style 3 bed 2.5 bathCovered verandahsExtended decks & GazeboGreat views of the Atlantic Ocean & Sea of AbacoCentral A/CHome on two lots, with beautiful gardens10 KW diesel generator & more$1,400,000 Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT LUBBERS QUARTERS HOTEL RESORTInternet Ref. #2644Own a business in paradise!4 Fully equipped furnished homes on six lots240 feet of sandy beachfront200 foot dock/Four 20 boatsBackup generatorLush tropical gardens, Tiki huts, two cabanas & moreEstablished turn-key operation$2,900,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 LUBBERS QUARTERS OCEANVIEW COTTAGEInternet Ref. #2849Secluded 2b/2b hillside home50 ft. above sea-level with Spectacular sea viewsFrench doors opening onto screened, wrap around porchEnergy efficient Solar powered home with propane appliancesHardwood floors & Italian tilesBrand new & very clean$512,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 NEW LISTING LONG BEACH OCEANFRONT HOMEInternet Ref. #281630 miles south of Marsh Hbr.Spacious 4 bed 2.5 bathSuperior construction designed to hurricane standards with 12 foot in-ground piers, 4 supporting piers & 18 inch concrete foundationExcellent elevation with panoramic oceanviewsHardwood floors & more$649,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-367-5046 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY SWEET HAVENInternet Ref. #2825White Sound4b/2b, 1,800 sq. ft. built as a duplex easy to convert backExcellent rental potentialNew Bermuda roofOcean viewWrap around deckLarge yard, no zoningGood elevation$360,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY SILVER PLUMEInternet Ref. #2649Spectacular ocean viewsIsland Style elevated home2 bedrooms 2 bathsCozy V-joint wood interiorTiled floorsWrap around deck with views of Hope Town lighthouse and the seaGround level outdoor shower$875,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569


Page 4 The Abaconian June 15, 2005 Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsVisitors to our PP PP P ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Gallery are always welcomeVisit Abacos largest and most diverse art gallery Chat with the sculptors and artist craftsmen Open Every Day18 miles South of Marsh Harbour, by road or boatWebsite: e-mail: P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-3503On the beach in downtown Little HarbourHappy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour FF FF F riday riday riday riday riday 5pm Until5pm Until 5pm Until5pm Until 5pm UntilSee a different part of Abaco and have lunch at our beach front pub Nominees for the Hope Town DistrictThe Hope Town District Council is comprised of seven members, one from Guana Cay and three each from ManO-War Cay and Hope Town. There will be an election in Guana Cay but government must appoint two members from each of the other two towns to serve on the Council.Guana CayTroy Albury Glenn Laing Anthony RobertsMan-O-War CayJeremy SweetingHope TownRoy Cash will have to appoint one representative in Treasure Cay, one in Blackwood/ Fire Road and one in Coopers Town. In total 86 nominated and eight will have to be appointed to fill 77 positions.Speculation on Limited InterestSpeculation is mixed on the low number of persons nominating, ranging from disenchantment with the local government process because it has not met expectations with respect to communities having more say in the conduct of their affairs, to disgust with the infighting, incompetence, and perceived pursuit of personal gain among incumbents. Some attribute the high interest in Great Guana Cay to increased consciousness about participating in the affairs of the community generated by the activism opposing the government and the Discovery Lands Corporation over the Bakers Bay Project. Offshore cays like Grand, Green Turtle and Moores Island show greater interest because they are more isolated and responsible for themselves, some say; but that does not explain the apparent flagging of interest in Man-O-War Cay and Hope Town. There is speculation that the exact number of nominations in Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town reflect the stand-off between Yvonne Key and Cay Mills, respectively, over Mrs. Keys determination to prevent Mr. Mills from assuming the chief councillors position again, and Mr. Millss equal determination to accomplish just that. While it could be argued that Mrs. Key might have mustered a loyal slate in Marsh Harbour, the same cannot be claimed for Mr. Mills in Dundas Town, although he might very well be able to count on a majority there. Murphy Town, which will have an election, however, remains a wild card for now in the Central Abaco scenario.Males Still Dominate by FarFrom the point of view of gender, men still overwhelmingly dominate the process. Of 77 persons who nominated, only 16 are women. The lone female Chief Councillor on Abaco, Lillian Laing of Moores Island, B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdTel: 367-2798 Fax: 367-5098 Marsh Harbour/ Spring CityLowell Albury Robert Claridge Dale Hill Yvonne Key Candy Pinder Chad Sawyer Kimberley Stirrup Nominees for Central AbacoSpring CityColon Curry Roger DelancyDundas TownRockling Bootle George Cornish Stephen Knowles Sonnith Lockhart Cay Mills Augustine Williams Jimmy WilliamsMurphy TownReckling Bootle Brent Brroks Cubell Davis Jr. Gilbert Davis Karen Antonio Dean Eugene Dawkins John Hudson Leonard Knowles Glen McDonald Haziel Reckley Jexell Tinker The Cetnral Abaco District is made up of three Town Committees. The Marsh Harbour/ Spring City Town Committee is comprised of nine members, seven from Marsh Harbour and two from Spring City. The Dundas Town and Murphy Town Committees are comprised of seven members each. Since the correct number nominated in Marsh Harbour, Spring City and Dundas Town, there will be no election in those communities. After the three Town Committees are sworn in, they will elect members to form the Central Abaco District Council made up of nine members.Many New Persons Nominated for Local Govt. Please see Election Page 6 ElectionFrom Page 2 Opening Soon...THE TOP OF ABACOThe Best View of Marsh Harbour...Period! Open 7 days a week Tel : (242) 367-4444Serving from 7:30am until 10:00pmLocated on Bay Street on the waterfront At The Conch Inn in Marsh HarbourServing Breakfast 7:30am 11:00am Lunch 11:00am 5:00pm Dinner 5:30pm 10:00pmDAILY SPECIALS LUNCH & DINNERLIVE ENTERTAINMENT 5 nights Wednesday & Thursday JAMMIN JAN Friday BROWN TIP Saturday & Sunday GARY McDONALD Come in an try our Conch Crawler and Voodoo Juice & check out our wine listSnacks Available ANYTIME until 10:00pm


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Page 6 The Abaconian June 15, 2005 There will be an election in the Moores Island District to choose five Council members from the following nominees. Tommy Davis Conardo Cyrene Davis Patricia Rebecca Knowles Lillian Laing Sherman Derick Stuart Esther WilliamsNominees for Moores IslandThe South Abaco District is comprised of three Town Committees. Three members from Cherokee Sound and two members from Casuarina Point/ Bahama Palm Shores form one Town Committee. There will be no election in Cherokee Sound but there will be in Casuarina Point/ Bahama Palm Shores. The Sandy Point Town Committee has five members so central government must appoint one person to serve. There will be no election in Crossing Rocks since their committee is comprised of five member, the same number who nominated. The South Abaco District Council is made up of seven members, three from Cherokee/ Casuarina/ Bahama Palm, one from Crossing Rocks and three from Sandy Point.Cherokee SoundKenneth Albury Michael Bethel Kathyann Sawyer Casuarina Point / Bahama Palm ShoresReginald (Rex) Albury Robert Leo Bethel Anseln WoodsideSandy PointRon Fox Robert McKinney Rovel Roker Stanley WhiteCrossing RocksShevon Bain Theodore Carroll Vernita Walker Alice Williams Israel Arthur WilliamsNominees for South Abacois seeking re-election. There are two other women who have nominated in Moore Island, making the candidates gender split there three-three. Women are the majority of candidates in Crossing Rocks, three to two. There are two women out of four persons who nominated in Treasure Cay, three out of seven in Marsh Harbour, one out of three in Cherokee Sound, two out of nine on Grand ElectionFrom Page 4 Cay, one out of 10 in Green Turtle Cay and one out of 11 in Murphy Town. As far as candidates occupations are concerned, the largest number, 21, said they were managers, businessmen or businesswomen, including self-employed persons in construction and maintenance. The next largest grouping, 19, said they were fishermen. There is one housewife, a teacher, a taxi-driver, an artist, and a financial controller. A few persons said they were technicians. The government will construct 1,200 more affordable homes for purchase by Bahamian families over the next 18 months at a cost of $108 million. The new homes will be built in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Exuma, Abaco, Andros, Eleuthera and San Salvador. Min. of Housing and National Insurance, the Hon. Shane Gibson, said the additional construction is a sign of his governments continued commitment to provide quality, affordable housing for as many Bahamians as possible. It is a fact that sub-standard housing has a direct link to crime, unemployment and poverty. Minister Gibson said the construction of more than 850 homes in the past three years by the government is a national record. Bahamians purchasing government homes can be assured that the ministry will continue to demand the highest standards from the contractors engaged to construct the homes. The department is working with the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation to make the application process easier according to Mr. Gibson.Government Will Construct 1200 New Houses Support Citizens Against Crime Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerels Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach ResortCentral Govt. Must Appoint Eight Soup du JourTuna & Corn Bisquedelicious creamy soup with a faint flavor of curry, garnished with croutons and parsleySaladLodge SaladMixed greens, cherry tomatoes, mandarin oranges, chopped red onions, bacon bits and caramelized walnuts served with a balsamic and olive oil dressing.Entre SelectionPrime Rib au jus with Yorkshire puddingSucculent prime rib cooked to your liking, served with garlic mashed potato, mixed vegetables and horseradish sauce.Coquilles St. JacquesDelicious plump sea scallops cooked in garlic butter with shallots, parsley, fresh cream and served with mashed potato and fresh vegetables.Rack of LambHoney crusted and served with freshed vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes and mint jelly.Chicken PecanChicken breast encrusted with pecans, sauteed in butter, accompanied with a delicious citrus tequila sauce.DessertHome baked Apple Pie with Vanilla IcecreamAll above served with fresh rolls & butter$48.00 per person(gratuity not included)Childrens SelectionFish or Chicken fingers served with fries and ice-creamDessert2 delicious scoops of Chocolate &/or Vanilla Icecream or Cotton Candy$15.00 per child 12 and under R R eservations r r equired 3 3 66 -0 0 095 o o r V V HF 1 1 6 Happy F F athers D D ayfromHOPE T T OWN H H ARBOUR L L ODGE A Full Lunch MenuMon. 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June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 By Jennifer Hudson Local Government elections are scheduled for June 27th but polling will only take place in two of the divisions of Central Abaco owing to lack of candidates nominating in most areas. Only the people of the Murphy Town constituency in the Central Abaco District and Guana Cay in the Hope Town District will go to the polls. In some constituencies the exact number of candidates nominated but in several there were insufficient nominees so some persons will have to be appointed by the Minister of Local Government. Some candidates are running for a second term while Mr. Jimmy Williams of Dundas Town has already served three terms and has his eye on the position of Chief Councillor. It was expected that there may have been some changes in the organization of local government as the Minister had hinted at such but he rescinded any proposed changes in Central Abaco. There may be some amendments to The Act but they have yet to go through Parliament. Councillors on the cays had asked for each to be a district unto itself but the Minister does not see that as being very practical as some of the larger issues needing decisions would require assistance. Green Turtle Cay, however, was deemed large enough to be made an independent Council and this constitutes the only change. It is obvious from the much smaller number of candidates this year that the same interest level is not present now as was there for the elections three years ago. This, says Senior Administrator Revis Rolle, is because people are not happy with the leadership and have lost interest. They do not want to get involved if that is what local government represents. They need a leader, not a dictator, someone who will facilitate discussions, not dominate them. Mr. Rolle is concerned that, while there are some good candidates, quality across the board is not being attracted and the real problem is getting people with a strong commitment level. He would like to see far more public involvement in the governance of the local community. The principle of local government is to get nearer to the people but this does not always happen. Just as in national elections those elected assume that they do not have to return to those who elected them before they make important decisions. So it is at the local level. According to law there should be two town meetings per annum but Mr. Rolle thinks that can be taken further and he wants to make an amendment that says that there must be community input on all projects before they commence. He discovered that in one or two places local government leaders decided which projects they wanted to do. That is not right, there should be minuted meetings within the community for small scale as well as large scale projects. Local government officials should go to the people and ask how the money should be spent; people present at a meeting should vote on such issues. Another amendment Mr. Rolle suggests is that all business should be minuted in a town meeting where people should sign to show they were there and a vote taken. Some of the councillors are fixated at a personal level; and a wider vision is needed. Mr. Rolle suggests that while sports are im-Administrator Speaks Out On Local Govt.portant, culture in the community needs to be emphasized. Community parks should be utilized for various activities such as the showcasing of musical talents, choir competitions, art and craft shows and poetry in action. The community parks should be representative of the community and encourage family gatherings. Mr. Rolle is hoping that the new slate of local government officers will move up to a better level in terms of leadership. Local government needs more money to operate. There is not enough money for projects such as road repairs and additional clean-up, only enough for routine road cleaning. What can they do with so little money? Abaco should be getting far more money back, we pump a lot of money into the government in Nassau. We need to be able to do something to make Abaco better for tourists. Must do something to encourage better and more capable people into local government. Local government is a disaster. There is not enough community involvement. Would like to see cleaner areas and some educational programmes to get people off the blocks. The problem of garbage is a growing one which should be seriously addressed by local governments. Some councillors did their job but many did very little and more should have been done for the young people and elderly. Many of the councillors were not visible after the hurricanes. There seems to have been much in-fighting which was a waste of time. A budget is needed to show how much local government gets and how the money is spent. This should be published in The Abaconian every few months.Some Community Opinions on Local Government Support the Cancer SocietyDonate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop Call 367-3744 for infoMr. Revis Rolle


Page 8 The Abaconian June 15, 2005 Dave RalphThe Editor Says . Local Govt. Can Be More Pro-ActiveThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Indira Edwards, Richard Fawkes, Lee Pinder, Ruthamae Rolle 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) $40.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface By Jennifer Hudson There are so many people in the community who donate a great deal of their time to helping others and how often do we give them the praise and appreciation they deserve? Not often enough. I happened to be spending some time with Bonnie Hall in Hope Town last Saturday and witnessed just how much dedication, generosity and time it takes to be a member of a voluntary service. Bonnie is a volunteer with the Hope Town Fire and Rescue and last Saturday, a day when most people were home from work in front of television sets or enjoying time at the beach, Bonnies entire day consisted of assisting people. Her day began early with a medical emergency to deal with. A call was received that someone with a broken ankle needed assistance so, as certified First Responder, she made arrangements to have the patient transported to a doctor in Marsh Harbour. The next several hours were spent running about organizing a beach wedding for a couple from Arizona who had come to Hope Town to fulfill their dream of getting married on the beach. Although this is not part of Bonnies voluntary work, she was still helping a young couple on what was for them the most important day of their life. Despite lowering skies and thunder off in the distance, the wedding finally took place on the beach despite four changes of plans as to whether it would have to be held inside instead. No sooner were the final vows made than off Bonnie had to go again, this time on a fire call. A BEC transformer caught on fire just after workers had left the cay after carrying out maintenance. Flames were leaping high into the air and caught the generator house on fire on the property of a home owner in Old Quarry, Elbow Cay. Off to the scene went Assistant Fire Chief Bonnie in the fire truck. Fortunately, the firefighters were able to put out the fire before it reached the main house so only part of the generator room burned. If it were not for the dedication of these volunteers, someones house could have been lost. I have used Bonnie as an example to show just how much of her day was taken up in volunteering. She has a family but they had to wait while she was taking care of the livelihood of the community. I wonder how often she gets thanked? Bonnie is only one of many who dedicate many hours in voluntary work for the good of all. On an island such as Abaco we have to rely heavily on voluntary services as many vital services are not provided by government as they are in Nassau or even Grand Bahama. Recently, the Trauma One Ambulance service had to cease operation owing to lack of support by the people it served. Many hours were given by the volunteers who became burned out. But how many of us thought to thank or support them? The volunteer fire departments all over Abaco do a fantastic job of protecting our homes, businesses and livelihood. It is hard work; they give up time from their jobs and put their lives at risk; but how do we show our appreciation? The Abaco Chapter of the Bahamas Cancer Society has been doing a great work on Abaco for the past several years. That volunteer group brings doctors to the island yearly to do Pap smears and prostate testing. Over the years the group has raised money by having rummage sales and manning booths at community events. Lately, they have opened a thrift shop in Marsh Harbour where they offer donated clothing and household goods at very low cost. The funds raised go to cancer victims to help with the transportation expense to get treatment. The chapter has raised enough funds to finance one room in the new There are several animal rescue groups on Abaco and also individuals who do what they can to control the stray animal population and care for homeless animals. They are so often ignored; yet they give endless time and money to try to prevent our island being over run with these poor unfortunate creatures. Then there are the Red Cross volunteers who are always ready to help in any times of emergency and work so hard to assist after hurricanes. BASRA is an organization that becameViewpoint: Volunteer Workers Deserve Appreciation ViewpointFrom Page 26 In two weeks all of Abacos main settlements will get new town committees. It appears that all areas may have members who served on the previous committee which will be helpful in getting off to a good start. The Hope Town Council which comprises the three settlements of Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay has the greatest possibility of an all-new committee. New members bring new ideas and insights, but they must learn the rules since many of the programs, projects and the work they hope to accomplish are beyond their mandate. It takes a while to get comfortable with the legal and budget constraints. The communities in North, Central and South Abaco must choose which members will represent them in their District II Council. These three Councils meet in Coopers Town, Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point, respectively. Four Abaco areas have District III Councils which combine the duties of a council and a town committee plus the functions of the various statutory boards. Three of these are the single island settlements of Moores Island, Grand Cay and Green Turtle Cay. The largest and busiest of our District III Councils, is headquartered in Hope Town and includes Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay. Once the District II Councils are sworn in, their first duty is to appoint statutory boards. These boards do not have any financial responsibility but do set the present and future direction of our towns by approving residential, commercial and industrial development and issuing licenses for business ventures. District III Councils handle all matters normally assigned to the statutory boards. All the councils must review the budgets they are given by Nassau and and share this with the townships. The councils and town committees then must begin awarding the various contracts for their respective town maintenance chores. The previous councils projected the towns needs when submitting their financial requests to Nassau this past spring. It will not be known what funds Nassau will allocate until early July. However, history suggests most areas will be hard pressed to accomplish their basic goals with the money they will be given. Local government is responsible for routine school maintenance which should be done during the summer to get schools ready for the September opening. This should be an initial item for each council to consider. This covers routine repairs only, not capital improvements or major repairs due to fires or storms. These school maintenance repairs are typically overlooked until September when it is discovered that the schools cannot function properly. Repairs in September then become both disruptive and of an emergency nature if they get done at all. Road verge cleaning, dump maintenance and domestic garbage collection are another item for town committees and councils to contend with. Bids should have been requested by the outgoing groups, leaving the newcomers to review the bids and award the contracts. This sounds simple but is complicated when the available funds are not sufficient for the bids submitted. Then negotiations must be initiated with the preferred contractors or perhaps a lesser degree of service must be requested. Central Abaco has a recurring problem awarding the dump maintenance contract which has been approximately $60,000 per year. Only one contractor over the past nine years continues to receive praise for the way the dump was managed. This amount was perhaps sufficient several years ago but conditions on Abaco are not static but continuously growing and expanding. Acceptable funding several years ago may not be adequate today. The $60,000 dump contract is perceived to be generous and many persons bid for the job. Experience has shown that this amount is now insufficient and that bidders often underestimate the amount of work required. Some previous contractors have taken full payment for performing token work, then leave the dump in a mess. This particular contract will be further complicated as there is a good chance that the money allowed will be the same as last year although the work has increased dramatically. Debris and trash now arrive at the site from Winding Bay, Guana Cay, Scotland Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town. Besides getting trash from more towns, the towns are growing and producing larger amounts of garbage and trash. The debris from two hurricanes last fall increased the dump workload but council and town budgets did not make allowance for increased work due to hurricanes. Problems which arise and must be solved often require that money is diverted from other budget areas, leaving some work undone. There have been repeated statements that Abaco will be getting a sanitary land fill this year, probably between Spring City and Snake Cay. Contracts for refuse collection may then need to be increased due to the extra travel distance. A tipping fee at the new land-fill site is expected and will be passed on to the customers. It does not take a trained economist to note that Abaco is experiencing phenomenal growth. As the economy continues to expand, problems are coming to light that government must begin addressing. It may not be local governments mandate to upgrade the educational system or to solve increasing traffic congestion but their observations and suggestions should be forwarded to appropriate authorities. Long range planning is not on local governments agenda but with our rapid growth some thought must be given to our future. Many suggestions have been made for minor changes to the local government system to authorities in Nassau during the first nine years of its existence but few changes have been implemented. Some of the suggestions would require changes to The Act and would require Parliaments approval. Other changes could be made within the scope of The Act. The main changes Abaco has seen since the beginning in 1996 have been the following. After the first term when Grand Cay was separated from the North Abaco District Council, Moores Island was removed from the South Abaco District Council, and Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay were separated from the Central Abaco District Council. The logistics of moving members to other locations for meetings was an undue burden. At the beginning of this fourth term with the separation of Green Turtle Cay from the North Abaco District Council. Those who have served on the Hope Town Council generally feel that their town affairs would be better managed if they were again a part of the Central Abaco Council although they are unanimous in wanting autonomous committees to decide town planning and licencing issues. This change would require The Act to be modified by a vote in Parliament. Changes to the system have been alluded to but details have not been made public. It is not likely that any changes will be made until this new term of local government expires in June, 2008. Even with limited funding the town committees and councils can be more pro-active, encouraging their towns and districts to join together in accomplishing projects, in working more closely with central government agencies such as Tourism, in bettering their districts. In getting individuals involved, both within government and in the private sector, we can make a difference in our towns.


June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9Letters to the Editor Why subscribeReceiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: Rresort & hotel development Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc. Phone and electric company changes Fishing, boating & sporting activities Immigration, taxes or duty changes Changes to laws and regulationsFeb 2005Order The Abaconian Today Community events New business ventures Changes in airlinese Local government actions Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $40 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: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Principal Deserves PraiseDear Mr. Editor, Of course, I always find your paper a good source of local news but felt I had to write to tell you how much I really enjoyed the June 1st edition of The Abaconian and in particular two of the articles. Candace Key, the principal at Hope Town Primary School, must be some kind of Wonder Woman and we think she is to be congratulated. Her wanderlust and her students travel log of their recent trip to Andros was truly fantastic and the reader felt as if you were right there with them. She obviously (or not) had assigned each student to make a report on the various parts of their trip, including the little guy who couldnt go along with the rest of the group and it covered every part of their trip and how each one of them personally felt about the experience. Some of these same students may be The Abaconian journalists of tomorrow. We feel they did an exceptional job. Their personal feelings and evidence of enjoyment came through from each one of them and made us very envious and we wished we had also made the trip. If they had done this at another time with their own family, they may have enjoyed themselves. But it would not and could not have been the experience they felt as a school group. It is something they will always remember. What a great opportunity for Bahamian children to visit more of our beautiful Bahamaland and to find pride and joy in realizing they live in one of the worlds most unique and interesting places in the western hemisphere. They can appreciate and learn more about their own background and heritage at the same time. What our young people experience and learn today molds and prepares them for the future and I feel that Ms. Key deserves our appreciate and praise, as do all our teachers. Also, your coverage of Green Turtle Cays Island Roots Heritage Festival was very complete and made me a little sad that I had missed it this year. You can be sure I will be there next year. Lee PinderCentral Abacos Dump Is a DisgraceOn May 24th I went to the Marsh Harbour dump to get rid of a few bags of household garbage since the area where I live, although part of Murphy Town, still does not have garbage collection. When I got there, I was appalled to see mounds of trash a few feet from the highway. For a moment I wondered if I was on Abaco, an island that boasts to be a modern, froward, upscale community where prices of Real Estate are par to some of the most prestigious places on earth or if I was back in the bush, a third world country where the law of cleanliness and hygiene had not yet been introduced! I wondered how it would be possible to burn that amount of thrash safely without the danger of the fire reaching the BEC plant across the road. I wondered how long it would take local government or central government or whoever was saying they were not responsible, to finally take upon themselves to resolve the garbage problem we have been faced with for the last few years. This problem is becoming more and more threatening as our community grows. Adding to the local production of refuse is the fact that the trash from three cays is being barged over to Marsh Harbour as a solution to their own problems. As we near local government elections, it perhaps should be the politicians priority to address that problem as an emergency, needing to be resolve in a timely manner if we want to avoid a disaster waiting to happen. An Appalled CitizenFirst Caribbean Phones Are UnsatisfactoryThe services at First Caribbean International Bank (the now newly joined ex-CIBC and ex-Barclays Banks, Marsh Harbour Branch) are leaving a great deal to be desired. Despite First Caribbean attempts to upgrade their services and revamp the interior of their bank, customers are still at wits end. Ever try calling First Caribbean to speak with banking personnel? You are met with a very professional sounding recording asking you to press certain numbers to reach certain staff members or departments, etc. This concept sounds to be the perfect solution to an obviously large number of incoming calls. Such an automated answering service should theoretically make it easier for the customer to reach the person he or she is trying to speak with in a far more timely matter than through say a receptionist or switchboard operator. Unfortunately, First Caribbeans automated answering does next to nothing to improve the quality of service to its customers. The options on this answering system are confusing and unclear and on numerous occasions calling First Caribbean will result in extended periods of tine on hold with no way to by-pass the system to speak with an actual person. If you manage to actually get through to a staff members desk but that person is absent, you are presented with the option of leaving a message. Again, in theory, this is a great idea. Unfortunately, it appears from the lack of returned phone calls that the staff member in question does not get the messages. As I understand it, banking personnel that visit the cays weekly to provide banking services also have the same problem when trying to contact the main branch for cheque verifications, etc. to the point that if the banking rep on the cays is not able to contact the main Marsh Harbour branch to get information, the customer is, in some cases, turned away because there is no way to verify a balance on the account. Personally, I find this marvel of technology in Marsh Harbour to be a great idea IN THEORY. Unfortunately, it appears that no one at First Caribbean and/or whomever installed and maintains the system (no doubt our only telephone company) knows exactly how to operate the system and therefore is producing disgruntled customers such as myself and others. I implore the Manager at First Caribbean to look into this problem as soon as possible before valuable customers are lost because they cannot communicate with bank representatives. Regards, Concerned CustomersFeels Spay/ Neuter Program Would Save CatsTo the Editor, Cooperation, feed, spay/neuter key to solving parrot vulnerability in Abaco National Park The Letters to the Editor in your June 1, 2005, paper indicate a need to take quick action to protect parrots who are about to nest in the park. Many important points were raised. It seems that the goals are: 1. Keep cats away from unfledged parrots June through August when the birds are most vulnerable. This was verified by Caroline Stahala. 2. Discourage any increase in overall cat population in the park and especially in the nesting areas. 3. Counter any vacuum effect that could occur by removing cats. 4. Treat animals humanely, e.g. stop use of leg traps in the park which have at last count caught seven dogs, three of which have lost paws, to say nothing of cats left to struggle and die. 5. The combined humane societies and the Friends of the Environment must join forces to solve problems without the expense of bringing in less knowledgeable outsiders to deal with Bahamian issues. The Solution: Provide cat feeding stations during June through August. Start near the most sensitive areas, gradually moving to one mile from parrot nesting area peripheries. Back the feeding stations up to water as a natural barrier from that direction. Humane society experience shows that feral cats will rarely stray more than a quarter to half mile from an established (daily) feeding station. This will flush the cats out of the bush. They can then be trapped using Have-aHeart (box) traps and taken for spay or neuter. They are then released back to the feeding station. Feeding is phased out in September. The combined humane societies are willing to pay for vet bills for spay/neuter food for feeding stations provide training in use of Have-a-Heart traps provide the Have-a-Heart traps arrange transportation for animals to/from vet find a reliable person to do the feeding/ trapping work Friends of the Environment are asked to provide the salary for the feeder person. This is a very generous offer by the combined humane societies and a bargain for the Friends. It is a solid cooperative and humane approach. 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June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11By Richard E. Fawkes Give them their flowers while theyre alive, certainly seems to have been the guiding principle behind the decision by the Sandy Point Homecoming and Regatta Committee to honour veteran Abaco sailor Ivan Stuart of Moores Island at its Third Annual Regatta over the Labour Day Weekend, June 3-4. And what a live wire is the 74-year-old Captain Stuart, for not only did he smell those roses presented in the form of a beautiful plaque, but he skippered the Vita Malt Thunderbird to a second place finish in the two-day C-class regatta which concluded on Saturday afternoon. The regatta was won by Bulla Reg skippered by Capt. Buzzy Rolle of Georgetown, Exuma. Bulla Reg which is this years winner of Boat-of-the-Year in The Bahamas C-class Division, also won the Series Cup, the Bruce Lightbourne Memorial Cup and the Ocean Race Cup. The Lady Eunice skippered by Dem Smith of Black Point, Exuma, placed third; and Sacrifice under the command of Colin Cartwright of Salt Pond, Long Island, was fourth. Seven boats participated in the competition. The homecoming and regatta event was patronized by hundreds of Sandy Point natives and descendants returning home form throughout The Bahamas, especially New Providence, Grand Bahama and other parts of Abaco, in addition to those who are resident and numerous well wishers. Friday saw the largest turnout for daytime activities which, in addition to the sailing races, included beach volleyball, tug o war, and seaside and water games for children, as well as varieties of food and drinks. Unfortunately, the Friday night festivities were disrupted by sporadic fights involving youths from several communities, leading to some arrests by police, who had a much stronger presence and a better crowd control apparatus in place on Saturday. Mr. Gregory Butler, Deputy Director of Sports, presented greetings on behalf of Min. Neville Wisdom, who was unable to attend. Rev. Dr. Phillip McPhee was race coordinator and Sgt. Hubert Smith was race commodore.The Legend Sails in His Own RegattaSeven Class C work boats competed in the Sandy Point Regatta on June 3 and 4. Five races over the two day holiday resulted in Bulla Reg coming in first in all five races. Moores Islander, Capt. Ivan Stuart, came in second on the Vita Malt Thunderbird. Parasailing was one of the attractions at the Sandy Point Regatta. A company from Freeport brought a parasail to the regatta. which was very popular. The beach front was a very active place with many activities going on simulaneously.Blue SkyGALLERYOriginal Art Prints Framing Originals by LouLihou Anne Ray LouLihou Anne Ray LouLihou Anne Ray LouLihou Anne Ray LouLihou Anne Ray Alvin Moss Malcolm Rae Alvin Moss Malcolm Rae Alvin Moss Malcolm Rae Alvin Moss Malcolm Rae Alvin Moss Malcolm Rae Photography by T Photography by T Photography by T Photography by T Photography by T uppyuppy uppyuppy uppy Local Artists Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Shamsi Cartwright Shamsi Cartwright Shamsi Cartwright Shamsi Cartwright Shamsi Cartwright Located Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579 Soup Du JourClam ChowderSaladMixed green with Gorgonzola cheese, pecans and grapes, tomatoes served with our house dressingEntreesPrime Rib Au JusGolden tender trimmed boneless rib roast, is rosted to the height of perfection in a horseradish crust and served with duchess potatoes, and fresh steamed asparagusSeasame Encrusted TunaFresh Tuna Filets coated with sesame seeds in olive oil and finished with a wasabi cream sauce, served with duchess potatoes and fresh steamed asparagusRoasted Pork LoinTender roasted Loin of Pork in a sage and orange dressing, served wuth duchess potatoes and fresh steamed asparagusBoiled Grouper with Lobster SauceFresh local grouper filet laced with a lobster sause, served with duchess potatoes, and fresh steamed asparagusDesserts Coffee TeaWhite Chocolate Bread Pudding with vanilla ice creamPrice per person $40.00Happy Father's Day Fathers D D ay M M enuJune 1 1 9th, 2 2 005 S S eating 6 6 :30, 7 7 :30 a a nd 8 8 :30pm Elbow C C ay, H H ope T T own, A A baco, T T he B B ahamas 366 -0 0 133 V V HF16


Page 12 The Abaconian June 15, 2005 By Richard E. Fawkes At 74 years of age, veteran sailor Capt. Ivan Stuart says he would like to help young Abaconians develop interest and skills in sailing before he becomes inactive. In other words, the man who has almost singlehandedly held the tiller for Abaco in national competitive sailing for more than two decades is showing no sign of quitting what he calls his hobby. Capt. Stuart, who was born on May 4, 1931, at Bluff Point in North Abaco, one year before that defunct settlement was rendered unliveable by the 1932 hurricane and its inhabitants relocated to Murphy Town in Central Abaco. He began sailing as a young man after his parents, George and Eva Stuart, moved to Moores Island. I used to help my father who sailed a 22-foot fishing sloop, The Evelyn from Moores Island to Nassau, Capt. Stuart, who became a boat captain at the age of 24, explained. He taught me everything about sailing. Mr. Stuart first got involved in regatta sailing in 1982 when he sailed in the Georgetown Regatta as a main-sheet crewman with Capt. Emmit Munroe of Ragged Island. That same year he became skipper of the Cobra a boat owned by Jacob Higgins of Mayaguana. While Abaco boats and sailors were largely absent from regatta competition until fairly recently, with the launching of the Abaco Rage and the founding of the AllSandy Point Honours Capt. Ivan StuartCapt. Ivan Stuart gathered his family for a photograph at the Sandy Point Regatta. He is shown with the plaque he was given in recognition of his sailing achievements. Please see Ivan Stuart Page 13


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It is the Kiwanis Clubs goal to place safety plugs in all of the islands schools. During the recent Primary Schools InterIsland Track and Field Meet, the Club sponsored all of the medals for the track meet and presented all the teachers at St. Francis de Sales School and Central Abaco Primary with awards at their luncheons on May 27th and May 26th respectively, celebrating Teachers Appreciation Week One of the Clubs major hurricane restoration projects is the rebuilding of the six concession stalls at the Murphy Town Park which were destroyed in the recent hurricanes. They will be working in conjunction with the Murphy Town Committee and supplying the labour and materials. The Kiwanis Club of Great Abaco will stage its Skip-A-Meal Campaign during the week of June 13th to June 17th. This campaign benefits the Kiwanis International Children Fund and your support will help fund the growing number of grants provided through the Kiwanis Children Fund as well as helping children locally. This service organization is dedicated to enhancing the life of the community especially children and will help wherever there is a need. There are presently 15 Kiwanis Clubs throughout The Bahamas and every quarter each club reports to Kiwanis International. At the last report the Kiwanis Club of Great Abaco ranked 7th in The Bahamas in terms of performance, projects completed and service. The Club has ten active members and meets twice a month on Tuesdays at the Central Abaco Primary School. Civic or community-minded persons are invited to join this great organization. Interested persons can contact Anastacia Seymour at 3673680 or Anita Rolle at 367-2935. 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 Club News ConfrontationFrom Page 1 Central Abaco which local government officials were undertaking. While he was at the Ocean View Park with its basketball court in Dundas Town, Mr. Mills accosted him. A heated exchanged followed in which Mr. Mills pointed out that Ocean View Park is not government property. However, Mr. Rolle mentioned that government money was being spent on the park. When Mr. Rolle went to leave, Mr. Mills physically assaulted him, punching him in his face, causing a cut near his eye and damaging his glasses.. Mr. Rolle was treated at the government clinic in Marsh Harbour where it was recommended that he see an ophthalmologist. Mr. Mills was arrested and spent several hours in police custody until he arranged to post bail and was released. The matter is expected to be heard by a magistrate in several days. 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Page 16 The Abaconian June 15, 2005 Royal Harbour Village, Bay Street, Marsh Harbour Phone: 242-367-0137 Fax: 367-0136 www.theconchpearl.comNicole Ferguson Kathy Hura Sonia Isaacs Stephen Knowles Marlee Mason Sean McNamara Eddie Minnis Roshanne Eyma Roddie Pinder Chan Pratt Colyn Rees J. Michael Skinner Don Wood Jeweler/Gemologist AppraiserPeter Bradley, G.I.A.Gallery ManagerTheresa RahmingThe Watercolours of J. Michael Skinner He captures the beauty and essence of Abaco, whether he is sailing, beachcombing, or walking down a winding village lane. Exclusively at Conch Pearl Galleries. Artists/Photographers June 15, 2005 By Jennifer Hudson After attending months of marching drills, 40 lucky young people are now able to practice their music skills thanks to a generous donation of that number of instruments to the new Royal Bahamas Police Force Abaco Youth Marching Band. However, there are still another 40 students who turn up to drill practice longing to play an instrument and another 120 young people who have indicated an interest in joining the band. It is the goal of ASP Miller to eventually have a 200-piece marching band which will provide a wholesome alternative for the young people of Abaco. In order to accommodate more of the interested young people with instruments, ASP Wayne Miller is asking for the assistance of the public in providing much needed instruments or monetary donations. Letters have been sent to members of the public and places of business with an attached sponsorship form. Anyone who has not received one but would like to donate may contact ASP Miller, President of the organization, at the Marsh Harbour Police Station. These young people who turn up regularly for practice several times a week will not only learn new musical skills but will receive the discipline which is so important to their young lives. Meetings take place at the Central Abaco Primary School between 4 and 6 p.m. every week day, the first hour of which is dedicated to marching drills. The students are divided into two groups; six to 10 year olds and 11 to 17 year olds under the instruction of Police Officers Smith, Charles and Duncombe, Woman Police Officer Campbell and Band Director, Sgt. Hutcheson. The session begins with a short time of jogging before the students line up for drill practice. During drills, if a student is not paying attention or behaving sloppily, he or she is instructed to fall out and jog to the end of the field or do push ups before being allowed to fall in again. The command, Tummy in, chest out, head up is constantly issued to encourage good deportment. Something else which is not tolerated is young men with shirts out of their pants. Once the drills are completed, the hot and perspiring older students enter thePolice Forms Youth Marching Band Please see Band Page 17 More than 40 youth are now learning to play band instruments, flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, drums and cymbals while many more are waiting for instuments. They march for the first hour each day before taking up their instruments. The young people are very eager to learn. Band Director, Sgt. Hutcheson from the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band, can play all band instuments and is giving instructions to the students, for most of whom this is their first experience with playing an instrument. ASP Millers goal is a 200-piece band and he has a good start.


June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 J & J ELECTRICBILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 MARSH HARBOUR ABACO BAHAMASE-mail: schoolroom to receive their instruments. It is hard and we get tired, but we like the discipline of the drills, say the young people. The younger ones like marching the best. Brand new flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, drums and cymbals line the stage inside waiting for their enthusiastic young players. Some students have a little prior knowledge of a particular instrument but most are learning for the first time. Sgt. Hutcheson is a skilled muBandFrom Page 16 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 SUZUKIsician and plays all band instruments. He is a man blessed with much patience which is a great advantage when faced with 40 young people to be instructed on many different instruments. At this stage they are still learning the difficult skill of how to get a good sound out of their new instruments and how to care for them along with good basic music theory. It will be exciting to watch these young people as they become proficient on their instruments and form a great youth marching band of which all of Abaco can be proud. Discpline is stressed with the young people and military type commands keep them in line. For those not complying, the punishment is jogging or push-ups. The youth find it hard but quite challenging. There are many more who practice marching and who are eagerly waiting for instruments. ASP Miller feels that a band is a constructive activity to help the young people become better citizens.Youth Band Requires DisciplineBy Portia Jonsson The Marsh Harbour area continues to consolidate its status as the commercial center of Abaco as more and more retail outlets open. The latest are Island Beauty Supply, The Word Christian Bookstore and Abaco Computer Services. Island Beauty Supply located on Forest Drive in the plaza next to Long Bay School opened in early May. This beauty supply store carries a huge assortment of hair products and accessories, handbags, hats, costume jewelry, bleaching creams, toiletries and gift baskets for all occasions. You will also find belts, hosiery and sandals. Professional hair stylists and nail technicians receive a 10 percent discount off their purchase. Store hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. 8 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. 12 noon. Their phone number is 3670427. The Word Christian Bookstore, run by Pastor Samuel and Sister Carmen Cornish opened three months ago next to Change Ministries off Powerline Road at the intersection of B.E.C. and Abaco Wholesale. The bookstore offers a wide selection of Bibles, Bible commentaries, study materials, Christian art jewelry, inspirational artwork, books on various subjects including marriage, finances and leadership from well-known authors, children books and music. Store hours are Tuesday Saturday 10 a.m. 4 p.m., telephone 367-2972. Change Ministries moved to its present premises in December last year and holds Sunday Worship Service at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. For all your computer repairs and accessories, electronics, DVD movies, ink refills and satellite systems be sure to check out Abaco Computer Services on Crockett Drive. Certified technician, Adam Key will be happy to assist you and answer all your computer questions. Stop by today or call them at 3674681. Business Briefs Parrot PointSugar Loaf Cay only a few hundred yards from the Eastern Shores, Marsh Harbour US $4,000,000 grossExclusive Listing Viewing by Appointment onlyABACO REAL ESTATEP.O.Box AB-20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco,BahamasTel : (242) 367-2719 Fax : (242) 367-2359 www.abacobahamas.comContact Bill Thompson: 477-5712 Lil Bill Albury or Elaine Thompson A one of a kind property. Features 4.96 +/acres with 1/2 mile of water frontage. A private marina (100 x 100) with 278 lineal feet of dock space, 4 1/2 feet at low tide. Amenities include : Main house with storage 1580 sq. ft. Guest house 1000 sq. ft. Both fully furnished with screened porches, breathtaking views, beautifully landscaped, stand by generator / work shop (electricity and water from eastern shores), Dock House, Boat Ramp too many features to listMUST see to appreciate.


Page 18 The Abaconian June 15, 2005 I have been searching the internet extensively the past month planning our vacation and I must tell you, your website is the nicest and most user friendly I have come across... thank youSubmitted by client of Waterways Boat Rentals to Samantha Sands www.waterwaysrentals.comvisit our clients Live support Monday-Friday!(Just call for immediate assistance 8:30am-4:30pm)Free web hosting for 6 Months!(With all new websites)Search engine registration $99(Makes your site easy to find on the internet! Reg. $199)(203) www.underthepalms.comSite changes & updates made within 24-hours!10 years in the out islands Hope TownSchool Completes UNESCO Sandwatch ProjectBy Candace Key Hope Town School students in Grade 5 and 6 are proud to have completed the second phase of their UNESCO Sandwatch project. The students have been working on several areas of their test-site beach area for this term. Luckily, the beach site is opposite our school so the area the students chose is easily accessible. Two years ago students at Hope Town School worked for several months at this same site doing scientific monitoring. A few of the activities we did during Phase I of the project included the following: measuring high and low tide marks on the beach and comparing them at certain phases of the moon measuring current speed and direction graphing beach usage by swimmers, walkers and snorkelers counting types of boats that ply the waters testing water samples for various bacteria and pollutants measuring and graphing wave frequency and heights comparing types of sand grains identifying types of beach plants categorizing types of beach trash Upon completion of the Phase 1, student Katie Joseph and Principal, Mrs. Candace Key, were invited to Dominica to join approximately 20 other school participants from islands in all the oceans that had also completed the project. We compared our findings with our new friends and planned the second phase of the project. We were charged with developing an improvement to our test site for the second phase of the project, again using the scientific approach. Unfortunately, the hurricanes and the damage they caused, especially to our beaches, delayed the beginning of our work. We had registered our plans and theme with UNESCO Sandwatch officials many months earlier and were committed to the project. Finally, we were able to begin! The students work began in earnest as they graphed, counted, interviewed and finally planned the brochure we were going to generate to educate guests on proper reef etiquette. As an additional beach improvement, the students learned how to plant the newly replaced sea oats on the test site dunes, then helped community volunteers do the actual planting. Afterwards, they created signs asking people not to walk across the newly planted dunes and placed them on the dunes at out test site. The students enjoyed interviewing tourists on the beach about their knowledge of correct reef practices. Their reluctance to interrupt guests soon disappeared when they found the visitors were quite anxious to learn about their project. Soon, people saw us walking to the beach and would come over to see what we were working on that day! The project took a lot of work but the students are proud of their work and constantly open our copy of the report to look News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 19 Officers from the Early Childhood section of the Ministry of Education recently visited several schools on Abaco doing assessments and presenting the new Junk-a-noo program to students. Here is Mrs. Evie Rolle is explaining one of the games to the Hope Town School students. The program features many educational language arts activities with lively Bahamian Junkanoo music to accompany the presentation. As part of the Hope Town Schools UNESCO Sandwatch Project, students help the community volunteers plant sea oats on the newly replaced dunes. This was part of the program for Phase II of their project. at their results. The project was very educational, actually integrating all subjects on their timetable with hands-on activities. When the Minister of Education, the Hon. Alfred Sears, visited Hope Town School recently, he was presented with a copy of the report for the Ministry and Ms. Beverly Taylor. Ms. Taylor is the Assis-


June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 TREASURE CAY SHOPPING CENTRE,ABACO (242) 365-8350 FAX:(242) 365-8352 OPEN MON-SAT 8AM 6PM AND SUN 9AM-1PMCome visit our newly renovated store. More products.Great service. More from our store. A BRAND NEW LOOK 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 tant Director of Education with responsibility for Science and Technology and is the official responsible for the UNESCO Sandwatch, Small Island Voice Program and UNESCO Associated Schools Program. Hope Town school participates in all three of these programs.Few Register to Run for Hope Town CouncilBy Lindsey Delaplaine Although there is a great deal of interest in local government on Guana Cay, only one resident on Man-O-War and one resident in Hope Town nominated to run in the Hope Town District Council elections to be held later this month. Roy Cash of Hope Town, Jeremy Sweeting of Man-O-War and Troy Albury, Anthony Roberts and current Councillor Glenn Laing from Guana Cay have all nomiMore News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 18 nated to run for the District Council. With the exception of Glenn Laing, none of the other current councillors is seeking re-election. The Hope Town District Council is made up of seven seats: three representatives from Hope Town, three from Man-O-War and one from Guana Cay. Since only one person is running from Hope Town and Man-O-War the additional four seats will be filled by appointments made by the Minister of Local Government, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray. Currently, it seems the only area in this district that will hold an election is Guana Cay, where interest in local government has revived due to the controversy over the Bakers Bay project. The project has applied to the Hope Town District Council for two permits that are under consideration, a new dock and temporary marketing facilities, and will need to apply for additional permits as the project continues. The Council is also the body which will consider licensing applications once the project is completed. A number of people considered running for the council seats but backed out citing the time involved in holding such a position, lack of government money to address many of the issues that face the council, Please see Cays Page 20 The students of the Hope Town School built confidence in themselves by interviewing visitors on their knowledge of proper reef etiquette. This is necessary to sustain our valuable reefs. They created a brochure based on the results of their interviews. Live Music Every Friday & Saturday Nights!!!Open Daily Mon SatLunch 11:30 3pm Dinner 6pm 9pmTel: 367-3498HAPPY HOUR Every Friday 5:30 to 7:30pmOPEN DAILY except SundayPH : 367-3498Serving LUNCH 11:30am TO 3:00pmServingBurgers & Bar Snacks3:00 pm 5:00pm Serving Dinner6:00 pm -9:00pmEVERY WEDNESDAY Fiesta Nite!!


Page 20 The Abaconian June 15, 2005 Daily Service Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Freeport Daytona Beach Melbourne Orlando Intl. JacksonvilleRegardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) (386) 423-1773 Fax (386) 423-1774 E-mail: CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP Jacksonville and frustration with the central government overturning decision that are made on the local level.Great Guana CayResidents of Great Guana Cay Return to CanadaBy Mirella Santillo On June 2nd 23-year residents of Guana Cay, Mendy and Barbara Berkson boarded Calypso Air, leaving behind a part of their lives. As his wife stood in line, Mr. Berkson chatted with me It was a wonderful experience, and we are sad to leave. But we are getting older and want to enjoy our children and grand children. It is time to go. Mendy Berkson, a native of Montreal, came to Abaco in 1982 and lived on his boat, Sheva for 10 years before building a house, Aquarium on Great Guana Cay where he resided with his wife until now. Mr. Berkson immediately became part of the community, getting involved with the Fire and Rescue Department and sitting on the Town Committee Association for three years for the improvement of Guana Cay. A graphic and commercial artist by trade, he left numerous relics of his art work such as the mural on the school wall and the arch welcoming visitors stepping on the government dock. Asked what memories he will remember, Mr. Berkson said, The whole time on Guana Cay was a long happy memory, marred by a few sad events, such as the death of a man found on the beach. We could not bring him back, he said sadly. I enjoyed the farewell dinner given by the firefighters last Tuesday, and I have fond memories of my friendship with Glenn Laing, whom I met in 1995 when he came to Guana Cay. But it is not good-bye. I have to come back to repaint the mural for the school! said Mr. Berkson as he waved from the departure gate.Glenn Laing Comments on Local GovernmentBy Mirella Santillo June is here and is time again to vote for our local government representatives. On June 2nd those who wanted to serve on local government nominated. Elections have been kept very quiet this year. Some local representatives have been discouraged by CaysFrom Page 19 the lack of support from central government. Not so, Mr. Glenn Laing, Great Guana Cays Council member in the Hope Town District. He is offering himself as a candidate again for nomination for a third term. Mr. Laing, who has been Councilor since 1999, is proud of his achievements and is looking forward to continue the tasks he started in the Guana Cay community. Mr. Laing has a positive attitude concerning local government. The Hope Town District Council functions better than any other council in The Bahamas. Constructive decisions are being made, he said, not for personal gain but for the benefit of all. There is no discrimination of any kind among the board members; there is one standard: what is good for one is good for all, explained Mr. Laing as he described the local government of the Hope Town District. which comprises Man-o-War, Elbow Cay and Great Guana Cay. His only problem has been with central government. It has been hard to communicate with Minister Gray. said Mr. Laing. The Minister needs to listen to the issues and respond. The lack of response shows a lack of respect. Central government representatives act as if they want local government to fail so they can take over, but I refuse to let that happen. We need local government, and it can work if we get the proper support from Nassau. Only losers give up.Man-O-WarChurch Hosts Vsitors from LithuaniaWe have never seen any place so beautiful. Flying into Marsh Harbour, riding Alburys Ferry and riding in cars on the left side of the road have all been a new experience for visitors from Lithuania in North Central Europe. Their greatest surprises, however, were the clear blue water and so many coconut and banana trees. For Yuri and Helen Stoliarchuk it was like a dream come true to visit Pastor David Ralston and his wife, Georgia, on Man-OWar Cay. Yuri and Helen arrived on our islands to take part in the World Missions Conference at New Life Bible Church on June 8-12. Other speakers and missionaries came to Abaco from South Africa, Cuba More News of the CaysThe end wall of the Guana Cay School was used as the canvas for Mendy Berkson to paint a mural depicting the settlement of Great Guana Cay. The Merksons have contributed greatly to that community and will be missed now that they have moved back to Canada. The welcoming sign over the dock at Great Guana Cay is another of the contributions of Mendy Berkson. Please see Cays Page 21


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Order custom shutters today!4000 Watt Gas GeneratorsNow in stockSpecial Purchase Special Price Be ReadyBuy NowStock up on tarps, flashlights, coolers and batteries. UseVisqueen plastic to protect furniture and bedding.June 2005,,,,,,ri and Helen have four children. They are sad that the children could not make this trip with them, but school and expenses prevented it. Their family was born in the old Soviet Union in the Republic of the Ukraine. Although still a young couple, both Yuri and Helen suffered the persecution of the Communist-controlled government that existed in that era. In their own words, here is their story.Tribute to Residents Who Are LeavingBy Glenn Laing When I first moved to Guana Cay in 1995, the first second-home owners I came in contact with were Barbara and Mendy Berkson. When I joined Local Government, Mendy devoted much of his time to assist me. Some of his contributions are the welcoming arch at the government dock, the mural on the end wall of the school, the Great Guana Cay community notice board and the sign for the Public Cemetery. He was a member of the Guana Cay Fire and Rescue Department. Mendy will be greatly missed by the community of Great Guana Cay. We wish them the best in whatever they seek to do. From the District Councillor, Glenn Laing and the community of Great Guana Cay. More News of the CaysYuri Stoliarchuks StoryI was born in June 17, 1967, in the former Soviet Union. On September 12, 1981, in the Soviet Union at that time Christians were persecuted and children were forbidden from receiving any Christian training. Nonetheless, the Lord led me to attend a meeting of Christians where I heard the gospel. I repented of my sins and asked Jesus to be my Savior. After I graduated from public school, I was drafted into the Soviet army. The KGB had gave a report about me to my Army officer. My commander forbad me to give my testimony about my faith in Christ. I told him I would talk to people about Jesus if they wanted to hear. When my commander found out I had told other soldiers about how they CaysFrom Page 20 could put their faith in Christ, he ordered some atheist soldiers to beat me twice a day. After a few months of this my body did not work too well. The army doctor put me in hospital for broken arms and bruised internal organs. I told my commander that whatever he did to me was really against God. I am thankful that I was counted worthy to be treated in such a way because many soldiers heard about Jesus Christ. When I completed my military service duty in the far East, I went back to the Ukraine and became a minister in my home church. In 1989 I married Helen. When communism fell, I became a student at the first Christian College which began in St. Petersburg, Russia. About a year after graduation, I began to work with David Ralston and joined his mission, Christ to the Nations, as a full-time missionary. We have begun three churches in Lithuania and other missions works as well.Helens StoryI was also born in the former Soviet Union on March 10, 1965. My situation was very different from most children in what was at that time our officially atheist nation. The reason is that my father was a Christian and preached in the Baptist Church we attended. Under the old law, he was treated much like a criminal would be treated, as one who was on parole. He had to go to the local KGB office and make a report to them of all he had preached and taught in the church and what Christian work he may have been doing. Even though this was always very stressful, only through this was our family allowed to stay in the church. At 20 I realized that I was a lost sinner. I saw from Gods Word that even my godly family could not save me. I repented of my sins and received Jesus into my heart. During that time I was attending Nurses College in my city. When I graduated and became a nurse, I moved to a city nearby to work at the hospital. I began attending a church there and met my future husband, Yuri. In 1989 we were married. Two years later the old Soviet Union began to fall apart. Freedom begin to come into our land and we had hope. My husband and I wanted to learn more about the Bible and so we became students in the Christian College that had just begun in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is the Stoliarchuk family, Yuri and Helen and their four children, at their home in Lithuania. Please see Cays Page 26


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Store Hours: 10 am 5 pm Monday Saturday 11 am 3 pm SundayLocally Printed T-Shirts Bike & Surfboard Rentals Beach Wear & Gear Bahamian Arts & Crafts Island Gifts Sandals Abaco Neem Fuji & Panama Jack ProductsBy Richard E. Fawkes Meteorologist Jeffrey Simmons told Abaconians they should have already begun obtaining their hurricane shutters in preparation for the start of the hurricane and to expect at least three serious storms. This season that promises to be at least as active as last years with about seven fully developed cyclones out of 13 systems. Mr. Simmons was part of a panel of government and non-government agency representatives who spoke to about 40 persons attending a community forum on hurricane preparedness sponsored by the Abaco office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) at the Central Abaco Primary School on May 25. The forum was organized so persons would know the role of government and non-government agencies in disasters, according to Neil Campbell, Abacos NEMA coordinator, who chaired the event. Mr. Simmonss admonition on procuring shutters and supplies early was echoed by David Cates, Deputy Permanent Secretary attached to the national NEMA office, the only other official from Nassau. The other panelists included Gary Smith, Customs Supt.; Charlemae Fernander, Social Services Director; Christine Green of Environmental Health Services; Inspector Gregory Barr of the police; and Barbara Johnson, Red Cross Group Leader. A major topic of discussion was the availability and reliability of shelters. Up until this year, shelter preparation and staffing were the responsibility primarily of the Red Cross. The Social Services Department has been assigned that responsibility nationally. Ms. Fernander said the Red Cross will still assist with staffing and training of volunteers to run the shelters. She said the shelters have been rated on a scale of A, B, and C on hurricane resistance standards. Although Central Abaco Primary remains the main shelter in the central district, it has a C rating because of its aluminum louvers. Ms. Fernander suggested to one local government official who asked about the state of the shelters that Central Abacos local government seriously considered following the example of Sandy Point, which built its own community A-rated shelter. Discussions also centered on ensuring communications such as satellite telephones were provided in time and properly assigned. Mr. Cates said national NEMA was working on improving that area this year. Ms. Fernander, whose agency conducts post-hurricane relief assessment, said social services would be attempting to procure shelter supplies in advance and to ascertain persons needing to be transported to shelters before a hurricane, making sure such transportation would be available. Mr. Simmons urged persons to determine in advance of a hurricane if their home was safe enough for them to remain in during a storm, so that they may not have to risk their lives and those of rescue personnel to remove them in the middle of one. One member of the audience urged the Red Cross to provide first-aid training for families so that they may help themselves in case of injury at a time when emergency personnel may not be able to assist them. Ms. Green urged care in the purchase of foodstuffs in preparation for hurricanes. She said food items without labels, with expired dates or in dented or rusted cans should not be bought for fear of contamination and causing sickness. Fire volunteer Dave Ralph cautioned on the use of kerosene lamps and candles asNEMA Holds Hurricane Preparedness ForumNational Emergency Management Agency or NEMA held a forum in Marsh Harbour to begin organizing for this years hurricane season. The forum covered many aspects of hurricane preparedness, both governmental and private. Shown here are Administrator Neil Campbell, now Abacos NEMA coordinator, Mr. Gary Smith, Chief Customs Officer for Abaco, Insp. Gregory Barr and Mr. David Cates, Deputy Permanent Secretary attached to the national NEMA office ,,,,,,,, Please see NEMA Page 26


June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure CayOpen Monday Saturday : 9 am 6 pm Ph: 367-2180 / Fax : 367-5241 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 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.Back Street CafeCall (242) 367-2782 for reservationsFlour House Catering ServiceAND May 1, 2005 By Jennifer Hudson Marina operators and environmentalists recently attended a meeting to hear Mr. Lloyd Cheong, an Environmental Geologist/Chemist from Freeport, speak on the concept of becoming Blue Flag compliant. He used the Old Bahama Bay Marina in Grand Bahama as a blueprint and gave much information on what has to be done to become compliant. The Blue Flag is an exclusive eco-label which was awarded to more than 3,000 marinas and beaches in 30 countries across Europe, South Africa and the Caribbean in 2005. The Blue Flag campaign is owned and run by the independent non-profit organization Foundation For Environmental Education. It works towards sustainable development at beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, safety and other services. Most criteria are imperative whereas others are guidelines. All imperative requirements must be fulfilled and in addition a number of guideline criteria must be adhered to. A few of the issues covered in the criteria include cleanliness, provision for waste and recycling, zoning of activities and environmental education. All Blue Flags are only awarded for one season at a time. If some of the imperative criteria are not fulfilled during the season or the conditions change, the Blue Flag will be withdrawn. Germany has the greatest number of Blue Flag marinas at 123. The only Blue Flag marinas in The Bahamas are on Grand Bahama at Old Bahama Bay Marina and Port Lucaya Marina. Other countries in the Caribbean with Blue Flag Marinas are Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The sixth Caribbean national Blue FlagMarina Operators Are Interested in Blue Flag Statusco-ordination meeting was held on Grand Bahama and was combined with the celebration of the raising of the first Blue Flag in the Bahamas at Old Bahama Bay Marina. Marina owners on Abaco are concerned about preserving the environment and showed keen interest in the idea of becoming Blue Flag compliant. The marina at Boat Harbour has already begun working towards this end. While all the marinas are of the opinion that this is a very good programme, the difficulty lies in trying to fulfill the criteria. Mr. Tom Leffler, owner of the Jib Room Marina, says, It is a great idea but where do we dispose of all the waste? There is no recycling infrastructure for the disposal of oil, batteries and sewage. Lous Pumping Service does pump out from boats and has to dispose of the waste in a section of the public dump. Mr. Leffler would like to see government sponsor a Bahamian to go into the recycling business. Mr. Tim Cabral, new owner of Club Soleil on Elbow Cay, is very enthusiastic about complying and agreed to head a task force to find easy and inexpensive ways to satisfy the criteria. A follow-up meeting was planned to garner ideas for proposals to be put forward at a later meeting. CALLUS TODAY FOR QUOTES PH: 367-2891 FAX: 367-2892 Abacos cornerstone to construction. AIRCOMPRESSORAVAILABLE FOR RENTALReady Mix Concrete Prices start at $120.00 per yd. Free DeliveryROCK $33 ton (imported) 3/4 and pea rock SAND $35 ton (imported)Delivery from Treasure Cay to Bahama Palm ShoresVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town water front beside Parkers Landing


Page 24 The Abaconian June 15, 2005By Jennifer Hudson It just gets better and better every year and is the most fun of all the tournaments, said Mr. John Neophytou, Manager of the Abaco Beach Hotel, co-sponsor of the tournament, at the awards banquet on June 3rd. The Billfish Blast is sponsored by HMY Yachts of Fort Lauderdale, Boat Harbour and several other companies. Fifty-eight boats participated in this four-day tournament. Fishing took place on three out of the four days with each boat choosing its day off. Although one of the participants described the tournament as a unique blend of intense competition and hospitable entertainment, the Billfish Blast does not consist of the same amount of extreme competitiveness that comes with the tournaments in the BBC series. This is a specialized oncea-year tournament and is deemed the most fun of the entire tournament season. This is more of a family tournament and is scheduled always to coincide with the closing of schools in the United States so that children can come along and participate in the fishing and the fun. The first night, being Memorial Day, the participants were welcomed with a spectacular fireworks display and each evening thereafter there was a different social event. One evening, as a special treat for the children, Magician Karl thrilled them with a magic show and then generously donated his time the following day to visit the Every Child Counts School where he enthralled those special students with his magic. There is a limit to the number of boats allowed to participate in this tournament and, according to event organizer for HMY Yachts, Laurie Ciecierski, it was over booked this year. At the awards banquet on the final night she advised all the boat owners to fill in an application immediately to make sure their name is secured on the list for next year. Everybody I spoke to said what a wonderful time they had had and how much they love the Billfish Blast each year. This year, however, everyone was disappointed by the scarcity of large fish. There were no big ones, said Jeremy Stewart from Fort Lauderdale, who is a regular participant. Blue Marlin is the ultimate and is really why we come and while we did see one $350,000 fish, no one caught it! referring to the prize money. He felt that the unusual lack of fish and the fact that they were just not biting was perhaps due to the fact that it has remained cool late into the season this year and the water has not warmed up yet. Not one marlin was large enough to be brought in and put on the scale during the entire tournament. In order to be boated the fish must be a minimum of 105 inches from the lower jaw to the fork of the tail. Points were awarded on release: 500 points for blue marlin and 200 points for white marlin. Each release must be validated and is recorded on a digital camera which shows date and time. There was also a fun fish category which included dolphin, wahoo and tuna. The largest tuna caught weighed in at 400 pounds, the largest wahoo was 49 pounds and the top junior angler brought in a 27 pound dolphin. Approximately 300 very suntanned fishermen, wives and children gathered in the hotels pavilion on the final evening of the tournament to wine, dine, share in the presentation of awards and then enjoy the comedy show presented by Jeff Denham, an extremely funny and talented ventriloquist who has appeared several times on the Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. John Neophytou thanked HMY for their sponsorship over the past six years which he describes as getting even stronger and praised Laurie Ciecierski of HMY and Kevi Thomas of Boat Harbour for their excellent job in organizing the tournament. Local businesses reap more financial benefits from this tournament than from the BBC series where the participants tend to spend their shoretime at Boat Harbour. Since this is a family tournament, people move out of Boat Harbour more into the community. Rental properties do well as families rent houses to stay in and even book to come back for their summer vacations. Realtors and Abacos economy in general also benefit as some of the participants purchase homes and so return on an ongoing basis.Billfish Blast Was a Huge SuccessThe winning team of the Billfish Blast held at Boat Harbour Marina proudly show off its trophy. This tournament, co-sponsored by HMY Yachts and Abaco Beach Resort, is eagerly awaited each year for its relaxed, enjoyable family fun. Although the fish were not biting well this season, the participants thoroughly enjoyed the week. Congratulations!!! Congratulations!!! Congratulations!!! Congratulations!!! Congratulations!!!BIANCAon your graduation with Honours!! 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June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 25Group from Santa Cruz, California, brought in to provide technical advice to Abaco but somehow failed to consult with the Abaco cat control experts, the local humane societies. The project could also include work to spay and neuter domestic cats from Crossing Rocks and Cherokee. What are the next steps? The cooperative project could start immediately. 1. Friends of the Environment would decide if they are amenable to the proposed cooperation. 2. Friends then call Janie Thompson (Friends of Abaco Animals) or Mary Ann Albury (Man-O-War Humane Society) and indicate agreement and work out payment process. 3. Humane societies find person to do feed/trap work, negotiate salary, work out schedule, do training, deliver food. 4. Humane societies check in with feeder when there is need to get cats to vet and arrange such transport. How can we help? People who care about the parrots, the cats and Abaco can help the work by sending contributions for this purpose to Friends of the Environment, c/o Marsh Harbour Chamber of Commerce or to Friends of Abaco Animals, Hope Town and mark this for cat feeding station. If a US tax deduction is desired, checks should be made out to PERC and sent to Friends of Abaco Animals in Hope Town. A parrot and cat lover, Gretchen CuffeSave Guana Cay Reef Will Keep FightingDear Editor, On behalf of the Save Guana Cay Reef Association I am asking that you publish our thoughts on our recent court battles. As you can imagine, we were disappointed at the ruling handed down by Justice Stephen Isaacs in response to our request for Judicial review in Reference to the Heads Of Agreement between Discovery Land Co and the Government of the Bahamas. But our association is not giving up; we are continuing to fight like the residents of Bimini and the residents of Harbour Island to stop over development of our small out islands here in The Bahamas. What we are all fighting for is CONSULTATION and the rights as citizens to decide what happens in our beautiful country. According to Justice Isaacs the government does not have a statutory obligation to consult the people. This is a sad state of affairs; we the people who elected the government dont have a right to be consulted? But isnt that what this new PLP government promised. Yet, after all of this time the citizens of Guana have STILL NOT been consulted. Granted the government and Discovery Land Co. have been to Nassau, Grand Bahama, and all over Abaco, yet they still have not made it to our island to speak to the people of Guana, why? Why is it that five ministers flew to Bimini last week to have a town meeting with the residents when they protested? The SGCR protested in Guana, we flew to Bay Street, weve flown to Grand Bahama for court time, weve been on almost every talk show and in every newspaper, yet weve had no minister come see us. Not one? I guess we are considered FNM country and our vote and MP seats dont warrant a fight? Are we not as important as the Biminites? And let us not forget our heritage. As I look at my two young girls each morning, it breaks my heart to know that they will never be able to afford to buy land in the only place they know as home. Of course, if I win the lotto at almost $2 million, I can get them a piece in a private development. Are we going to allow this to happen? We need everyones help, we are only 170 residents fighting a hard battle, and we need every Bahamians help. We need you to sign our petition at and to make the government create laws to save the out island life we all know and love. In conclusion, this letter is to affirm to the Bahamian people that we will endeavor to stop this massive project that will destroy Guana Cays environment and our way of life and WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY. We will fight this project so we will be able to look at the next generation and say we fought for your country; we said no, its too big; we said no golf on Guana Cay; we demanded that our government listen to the people. Now we just hope that one day they do because they will have to face the next generation, too. Troy D Albury, President Save Guana Cay Reef LimitedMore Letters to the Editor LettersFrom Page 9 Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W July 2005 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) 31 (EDT) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 4:59a 2.2 10:58a 0.1 5:34p 2.9 12:06a 0.2 5:56a 2.2 11:50a 0.1 6:27p 2.9 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:59a 0.2 6:48a 2.2 12:40p 0.2 7:15p 2.9 1:47a 0.2 7:35a 2.2 1:28p 0.2 8:00p 2.9 2:31a 0.2 8:20a 2.3 2:12p 0.2 8:42p 2.9 3:12a 0.2 9:02a 2.3 2:55p 0.2 9:21p 2.9 3:50a 0.2 9:42a 2.3 3:36p 0.2 9:58p 2.8 4:27a 0.2 10:21a 2.4 4:17p 0.3 10:33p 2.8 5:01a 0.2 10:59a 2.4 4:57p 0.4 11:09p 2.7 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:35a 0.3 11:36a 2.4 5:38p 0.4 11:44p 2.6 6:08a 0.3 12:15p 2.5 6:21p 0.5 12:22a 2.5 6:43a 0.3 12:55p 2.5 7:07p 0.6 1:04a 2.4 7:20a 0.4 1:39p 2.6 7:59p 0.6 1:51a 2.3 8:03a 0.4 2:28p 2.7 8:57p 0.6 2:45a 2.2 8:52a 0.4 3:23p 2.8 10:00p 0.6 3:45a 2.2 9:47a 0.3 4:22p 2.9 11:04p 0.5 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 4:48a 2.2 10:47a 0.2 5:23p 3.0 12:07a 0.3 5:51a 2.3 11:49a 0.1 6:24p 3.2 1:05a 0.2 6:52a 2.4 12:50p 0.0 7:23p 3.3 2:00a 0.0 7:51a 2.6 1:49p -0.1 8:19p 3.4 2:52a -0.2 8:46a 2.7 2:47p -0.3 9:12p 3.4 3:42a -0.3 9:41a 2.9 3:44p -0.3 10:05p 3.4 4:30a -0.3 10:34a 3.0 4:40p -0.3 10:56p 3.3 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:18a -0.3 11:27a 3.0 5:37p -0.2 11:47p 3.1 6:05a -0.3 12:20p 3.1 6:35p -0.1 12:39a 2.8 6:53a -0.2 1:14p 3.0 7:34p 0.1 1:33a 2.6 7:43a 0.0 2:10p 3.0 8:36p 0.2 2:29a 2.4 8:34a 0.1 3:08p 2.9 9:40p 0.3 3:28a 2.2 9:29a 0.2 4:08p 2.8 10:43p 0.4 4:28a 2.1 10:26a 0.3 5:07p 2.8 11:43p 0.4 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:28a 2.1 11:22a 0.4 6:03p 2.8 Monthly High & Low High July 21, 9:12p 3.4 ft Low July 23, 4:30a -0.3 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows by Nobeltec Corporation. 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Monday Friday 9am 5pmArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green Turtle CayBank Apartments3 apts 365-4105 Bluff House 8 rm 20 cott 365-4200 Chris Plummer3 hse 365-4648 Coco Bay Cottages4 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club34 rm 365-4271 Island Properties34 hse + 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties30 + 365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Coco Paradise8 cott 365-5197 Donna Sands12 hse + 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units 365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse + 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse + 366-0224 Hope T Villas 3 hse + 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages3 hse + 366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key43 hse + 366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals 8 hse+ 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Hotels and House Rental AgentsMarsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse + 367-2719 Abaco Towns 32 effic 367-2227 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 367-3980 Great Abaco Club 12 hse + 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott 367-3600 Sunset Point Resort8 rm 367-5333Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Walkers CayWalkers Cay Resort 353-1252Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villas 365-2222General for AbacoListings for the entire island Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Web Siteswith general Abaco information http.// + agents who have multiple cottages and houses active on Abaco in the 1960s to assist boaters who are in trouble. The group has helped hundreds of boaters and has saved many lives. There are many other groups who assist in a variety of ways such as the Pathfinders, who raise money to send students away on scholarships, churches that operate soup kitchens, Rotary, Kiwanis and Pilot Clubs just to name a few. Whenever one tries to list people to be thanked, someone is always left out. Please be assured if you have been left out it is not intentional. I just feel that all the wonderful people who volunteer their time to help the community and who are taken so much for granted need to be shown a great deal of appreciation. Whoever you are and in whatever capacity you assist, a great big THANK YOU. Please see Viewpoint Page 8 Once we completed college, we began our first church and became missionaries with Christ to the Nations Missions.Their Situation NowYuri and Helen are thankful to God that they now may live without fear of government persecution for their faith in Christ. They are teaching people about the Bible, raising their children and ministering to others. They are glad to share with others about the time of darkness in their country, when CaysFrom Page 21 causes of fires during hurricanes. The high winds will feed the fire and the fire department cannot come to your rescue, he warned. Inspector Gregory Barr of the Abaco Police District said his departments main role is to secure order and maintain the peace of the community, including preventing looting after a hurricane. But he said the police stand ready to assist the disaster preparedness team in any other areas it can. Mr. Smith informed the gathering that Customs was still processing an average of $800,000 per month in hurricane-related-duty exemptions although the exigency orders expired the end of March. His department was authorized to process applications for those persons who were unable to secure shipping of their supplies or insurance money through the end of June. Only orders stamped before March 31 are being considered, however, he explained, and only for failure to ship and failure to obtain funds before now. Mr. Smith said his department thwarted an unbelievable number of attempts at fraud by persons wanting to obtain exemptions for automobiles claimed as destroyed by the hurricanes but still on the road and by persons putting up new buildings that have nothing NEMAFrom Page 22 a government of fanatical dictators tried to order every aspect of the peoples lives. Things like children being forbidden to hear a lesson from the Bible, that Christians were imprisoned or worse, or areas of life such as making in illegal for anyone to own their own property or choose the job that they wished to do. Yuri and Helen are all too aware that millions of people on earth still live under fear and tyranny. Yet of all the messages they bring, the most important is this: the greatest freedom of all is the freedom that is found only in knowing Christ as Saviour. Albert Albury of Marsh Harbour is still active at the great old age of 91. Here he is patching the roof of the conch stand between Harbour View Marina and Mangoes Marina.Ninety-One and Repairing a Roof! to do with the hurricanes. There have even been cases of persons moving here from Nassau this year attempting to claim buildings they were constructing, he said. Mr. Campbell urged those present to spread the word to others about availing themselves of the services of the various agencies for advice before hurricanes threaten, to better prepare themselves, their families, and their communities. BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!BUCKLE UP! BUCKLE UP!ITS THE LAW!


June 15, 2005 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 noted Albury s 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 only Green T urtle 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 destinations Abaco 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 time Pinder s 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 $40 one way Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Between Nassau & Sandy Point under 4 Hr. Friday & Sunday Lv Nassau 3:30 pm Lv Sandy Point 8 pm Adults $90 RT, $50 OW Cars, trucks and cargo Call Sandy Point 366-4119 or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 Islander Express Bus between Marsh Harbour & Sandy Point -For information call 366-4444 or 457-9958 Enovahs Bus Service Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry dock. Spring City early morning & late afternoon. 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 ......... 367-3941Bonefish Guides Man-O-War David Albury. ....... 365-6059 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 .........366-0133 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) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only 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...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Club Soliel.........................................366-0253 Harbours Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Sea Spray.......................$$ .........366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 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 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............365-4161 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 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 Abaco area code 242 unless listed otherwise Please bring errors, omissions or corrections 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 4 Mar 05Compliments of The Abaconian 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 Mangoes...... Rebuilding......F ....367-2366 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 Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Kayak Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour.. 367-5358 Birding Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour..367-5358 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 Beach ............. 367-2095 Bimini Island Air Ft Lauderdale .................. 954-938-8991 Calypso AirFt Laud & W Palm Bch..............954-3594191 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 Fort Lauderdale .................................... 365-8677 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 Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective July 2004Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$18 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$12 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry d ock.....................................$6 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$16 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$20 + $5 Sand Banks ............................................................$22 + $5 Joes Creek .............................................................$40 + $6 Black Wood............................................................ $16 + $5 Fire Road & Coopers Town...................................$35 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$50 + $5 Wood Cay ...............................................................$55 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $60 + $5 Fox Town................................................................ $65 + $5 Crown Haven ..........................................................$70 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$70 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $60 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry or Blue Hole............... $14 + $ 6 T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles.................................$20 + $5 T C Hotel to Joes Creek ........................................$30 + $6 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$14 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club.................................$6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $70 + $10 Points of InterestAlbert Lowe Museum......................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibitsGreen T Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden......... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum.......Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station..........................Hope Town


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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 12, JUNE 15th, 2005 Full Gospel Church Is DedicatedBy Jennifer Hudson The new Full Gospel Church in Treasure Cay, which has taken eight years to complete was dedicated on May 29th. This beautiful sanctuary which covers approximately 8,000 square feet, has the capacity to seat 1000 people and has a very large altar and a balcony which seats between three and four hundred. There is accommodation for a visiting missionary, office space and a sound room. Rev. Joe Norris, Senior Associate Pastor, said, We discovered how to build the new church through patience and the sacrificial giving of members and followers, and we were blessed with some very skilled members who gave of their time night and day. The new building was designed by Bro. Robert Kolp, a retired engineer who resides in Treasure Cay and who asked what he could do to help. He did all the engineering plans by computer and designed the building to withstand 200 mph winds. He personally supervised the building of the church and, though already 70 years of age when construction began, he climbed up onto the rafters to put in bolts throughout the entire eight year process. The new church was packed for the dedication service which was attended by almost the entire National ExecutiveCongregation Celebrates Eight Years of Sacrifice and Work Please see Full Gospel Page 2 The Full Gospel Assembly Church in Treasure Cay dedicated its new building on May 29. The very large church will hold 1000 people and is built very strongly to double as a hurricane shelter. The crowd numbered hundreds to watch the cutting of the ri bbon by the pastors wives and to hear the the message of dedication preached by Rev. Patrick Paul, the General Superintendent of the Assembly of God Churches in The Bahamas. The St. John the Baptist and St. Martin Anglican Churches held their annual fund raising fair on May 28. This fair is always a well attended popular event that brings people from many communities together at the church in Marsh Harbour. One new feature was a Jurassic Adventure Castle with a climbing wall into a tower with two slides. Wooly mammoth tusks are guarding the entrance to the castle. Many other games and competitions along with great food and a variety of drinks kept everyone very happy. For more photos see page 25Three Graduate from Agape Christian SchoolAgape Christian School held its graduation on May 27. The graduates are Christopher Knowles, Felicity Simms and Cody Lowe, the smallest class that the school has had. By Portia Jonsson Under the theme Imagine Agape Christian School held its third commencement exercise at the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel on May 27th. The graduating class of just three, Christopher Knowles, Felicity Simms and Cody Lowe, was the smallest to ever graduate from the school. These three traveled a unique path together to get to that day. They helped each other through trouble and came out on top of it together. The years had their moments when they loved, laughed at or hated each other, yet, they are stronger for it. Mrs. Cecile Albury, principal, said she could just imagine where they are going to be. She reminded them that as they enter this new chapter in their Please see School Page 9Anglicans Hold Annual Fund Raising Fair Remember Father on Fathers Day, June 19


Page 2 B The Abaconian June 15, 2005Committee and people from many other churches throughout Abaco. The new building was dedicated by the past Supt., Dr. Vernon Moses, now Superintendent Emeritus, and the charge was given by the present Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Rev. Patrick Paul. The original church building, which is capable of seating 250 people, will still be used for mid-week services as fewer people attend during the week. On Sundays numbers now require the larger capacity of the new building. The work of Full Gospel was begun in the late 70s by a missionary from the Southern Baptist Church in the United States named Johnny Dollyhigh. He began the church in a tent in Treasure Cay at what is now Madeira Park but at the time was called The Camp as it was where the employees stayed when development at Treasure Cay first began. The church, which began as Midway Baptist, moved after a while into an old dilapidated barroom. Rev. Norris joined the group in 1981, Johnny Dollyhigh left in 1982 and the church joined with the Assembles of God in 1983. Rev. Stafford Symonette was selected as Pastor in 1983 and still serves today Full GospelFrom Page 1Church Will Double as a Hurricane Shelterin the capacity of Senior Pastor. Other serving ministers are Rev. Joe Norris, Senior Associate Pastor; Rev. Cecil Forbes, Associate Pastor and Min. Rudy McKinney. The first building was completed in 1987 and was termed the second phase. Also serving in the church are seven deacons headed by Senior Deacon Clint Laroda.. Deacon Cooper served as building co-ordinator. Mr. Moxey Williams, one of the two church elders, donated all of the land for both the old and new sanctuaries. Rev. Stafford Symonette, Senior Pastor, and Rev. Joe Norris, Associate Pastor, planned the dedication service of the Full Gospel Assembly Church on May 29. The large sanctuary was filled for the dedication service at Full Gospel Assembly. The service featured the church band, the Sancturary Choir and a combined Praise and Worship Team. Rev Dr. Vernon John Moses led the Act of Dedication while Rev. Patrick Paul made the Declaration of Dedication. The service was followed by a sit-down dinner in the old sanctuary.Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs TRAILERS TO ACCOMOD TRAILERS TO ACCOMOD TRAILERS TO ACCOMOD TRAILERS TO ACCOMOD TRAILERS TO ACCOMOD AA AA A TETE TETE TE BB BB B OAOA OAOA OA TS UP TO 40 TS UP TO 40 TS UP TO 40 TS UP TO 40 TS UP TO 40Abaco Outboard EnginesFor further information Tel: 242-367-2452 Fax: 242-367-2354 yamahaabaco@hotmail.comALLALL ALLALL ALL UMINUN UMINUN UMINUN UMINUN UMINUN && && & GALGAL GALGAL GAL VV VV V ANIZEANIZE ANIZEANIZE ANIZE available!!available!! available!!available!! available!!


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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. 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The fast ferry from Nassau has been very convenient for sailors to bring their own boats and vehicles. Winds were out of the south at 15 18 mph, but the seas were calm because the venue was off of the Pond Bay beach. The five-race series was dominated by Jimmie Lowe of Nassau winning all five races, but Jim Kaighin followed in a close second in every race. We greatly appreciate the continued support of Dr. Paul and Ann Gooding of the Hope Town Sailing Club in being our race committee. We look forward to the 16th Annual Regatta scheduled for late April or early May in 2006. For more information on Sunfish sailing or Remote Control boat sailing, contact Jim Kaighin at 367-3086. Results are as follows: PlaceNameScore First placeJimmie Lowe5 SecondJim Kaighin10 ThirdDuane Willas16 FourthLori Lowe23 FifthJody Lowe25 SixthJason Robertson36 SeventhLiann & Lucas Kaighin 3815th Annual Homer Lowe Sunfish Regatta Brought Nassau Sailors Each year Sunfish sailors anticpate the Homer Lowe Sunfish Regatta. The sailors and friends are shown here displaying their trophies and plaques. Jimmie Lowe of Nassau won overall but local skills proved to be strong competition.Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility The closure of the canker-infested Bahama Star and B.G. Harmon citrus farms on Abaco will cost the Bahamian economy $20 million annually according to the Min. of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray. In a report to Parliament he said that his ministry has no knowledge of the canker disease spreading to farms on other islands. I can you that the canker disease is a terrible disease that hit the citrus industry in our country, he said. The Bahama Star Farm, which employed more than 100 persons, and the B.G. Harmon Farm, which was just about to reap a harvest, are no longer able to contribute to the Bahamian economy. He revealed that the destruction of the Bahama Star Farm is about complete and the destruction of the B.G. Harmon Farm will begin very shortly. The security is tight at the B.G. Harmon farm, and we hope that we can begin the destruction process in a few days, Min. Gray said.Farm Closures Will Cost Bahamian Economy $20 Million Annually


Page 4 B The Abaconian June 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 Dear Sir/Madam, Ref: Peter Albury Medical Funds Heart Transplant. A couple of months ago 54-year-old Peter Albury, son of the late Servia and Vivian Albury, suffered a major heart attack. He was flown to Nassau for surgery and later airlifted to Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, where he recently received a heart transplant. We, his family, are appealing to the people of Abaco, friends of family and business associates to assist us in any way possible to enable Peter to help with the cost this heart transplant. We have opened an account at Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Any donations can be forwarded for transfer to Tampa General Hospital. We would like to thank you for your generous assistance at this time and ask for your prayers for Peter at this time. Yours sincerely, Sharlyne Thompson, Sister Clarissa Albury, Sister An Appeal for AssistanceBy Indira Edwards, Ministry of Tourism June 17th August 26th, 2005 Goombay is the traditional music of The Bahamas and the word Goombay comes from the word Gimbey, which means big drum. The goat skin drum is used to produce the rolling rhythm of this type of music. These drums are made of old wooden barrels or kegs with the skin of a goat stretched over the opening. One form of Goombay music is called rake and scrape. This type of music was developed when African slaves created musical instruments from the local materials they could find. In the old days Rake and Scrape bands had a drum made out of a pork barrel and goatskin, a carpenters saw that was scraped by a hard metal instrument, a washboard scraped by jawbones and an accordion. Today, rake and scrape bands have evolved slightly, only with the omission of jawbones and washboards. However, they maintain the original rake and scrape music style that quadrille dancers continue to demonstrate the old heel and toe polka and conch sty moves. In celebration of our musical heritage, Bahamas Goombay Summer Festival was developed by the Ministry of Tourism in the early 70s in Nassau and was later introduced to other islands. Presently, Abaco is the only island of The Bahamas still branding the Summer Festivals as Goombay. This years theme for Abacos Goombay is Celebrating the Diverse Heritage of the Abacos The theme was chosen this year because of the many cultural influences and the diversity of the mainland and the cays on Abaco. Goombay will commence on June 17th and will run every other Friday through August 26th. The show venue is Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour. Unlike previous years, this festival has something new and exciting every week including Abaco Superstars Night, Down Home Night and International Night. The night dedicated to the Abaco Superstars will feature Eugene Davis, Colin McDonald, Nehemiah Hield and Jay Mitchell. Down Home Night will showcase Ophie and the Boys Rake and Scrape Group, the Back Street Quadrille Dancers along with traditional entertainers Ronnie Butler, Veronica Bishop and Count Bernardino. On the other hand, International Night will focus on two distant cultures; Americans and HaitiansGoombay Festival Promises New Entertainmentwhen foods, ethnic music, dances and customs indigenous to these countries will be displayed. For the original Goombay lovers there will be three nights of regular Goombay. The Bahamas Police Force Marching and Pop Bands will be featured along with numerous other exciting groups such as New Wave Dancers, who will perform dance routines from a number of countries, Junkanoo and the exciting sounds of the Impact Band. An array of activities is scheduled to take place including crafts, hair braiding, kiddies corner and a variety of delicious native foods and drinks. Sundays in the park is a new addition to this years festival, which will feature an assortment of gospel entertainers and choirs from the various churches in the community. There will be a total of three Sundays in the Park and the program will last two to three hours on Sunday afternoon. For more information, please contact the Abaco Tourist Office at (242) 367-3067


June 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 $41,000.00Bahama 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 m


Page 6 B The Abaconian June 15, 2005 COMMERCIA L DOCKSP RIVA TE DOCKSSEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONBOA T LIFTSDOCK DEM OLITION & REM OVA LOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellualar: 357.6564 P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine ConstrConstr ConstrConstr Constr uctionuction uctionuction uction 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 Pinehurst Seven Lots 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 waterfront 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 REDUCEDLocal Government at Work Public Dump major failure for unstable outgoing CouncilBy Richard E. Fawkes It was the one issue on which members of the outgoing Central Abaco District Council contentious and in disarray to its dying breath could agree at its final meeting on May 26 in Marsh Harbour: the public dump on S.C. Bootle Highway in Dundas Town was poorly managed and an unhealthy mess. Up to May 25 the dump, which now receives waste from Hope Town, Man-O-War Cay, Scotland Cay, Great Guana Cay and the Winding Bay Development in addition to the Central Abaco District, continued to emit a putrid smell from carelessly disposed fish and chicken offal and entrails while garbage was strewn all the way out to the highway and fires smouldered throughout the site. It has been reported that several residents of the new Central Pines Subdivision, across the highway from the dump, have had to move into hotels and motels or with relatives to find relief from the stench and the large swarms of flies bred by the putrefaction. Mrs. Yvonne Key, who chairs the Marsh Harbour-Spring City Town Committee and is responsible to the Council for oversight of the dump, informed members that there was a breakdown in its maintenance and management because Alva Knowles, operator of H W Heavy Equipment and Trucking Service, which receives the Councils $5,000 per month contract, was incapacitated by illness and his wife was having great difficulties with the upkeep. Of the $5,000 per month $3500 is spent on the dozer while $1500 pays the watchman. Five thousand dollars per month is not enough to hire round-the-clock security guards, do all the maintenance and make a profit, Mrs. Key explained, adding, She would need at least $10,000 per month to do that. Some Councillors said some of the conditions were due to a lack of personnel on the site to supervise proper placement of refuse. Mrs. Key said she did observe a guard on duty during her last visit to the site over a week ago. Chief Councillor Cay Mills, in his final remarks, painted himself as a person passionate for the welfare of his community and said Council members must have a vision of serving Abaco and doing what was best for the community as a whole. Ironically, it was the first full meeting of the Council since November. A meeting on March 31 on the budget was aborted part way through the agenda when four Council members walked out to protest Chief Councillor Millss behaviour. It was brought out that the warehouse at the freight dock has not had repairs to the roof or the doors which were damaged in the hurricanes of last September. Also the The Central Abaco District Council is concerned that the international warehouse at the freight dock has not been repaired since the two hurricanes last September. The other end of the building has a similar problem. This is the interior of the international warehouse at the freight dock. If there is another storm this fall, the damage would be much more extensive. The Council feels that central government needs to allocate funds for repairing these buildings. Please see Local Govt. Page 7


June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 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, 000Green 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 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 Nowon Sale! AT ABACO LOCATIONSWith great features and photos on Abacos Lifestyles Environment History Wildlife Activities Artisans Resorts Or subscribe and receive AbacoLifeat home4 issues $15, 8 issues $25 (includes free map!) Name__________________________________________________________ Address__________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip__________________________________________Rates apply to U.S. and Bahamas. Send check or money order in U.S. or Bahamian payable to: Abaco Life, P. O. Box 27487, Raleigh, NC 27627, USA bathrooms at the Marsh Harbour airport had not been operational for the past two months. The meeting fizzled after a prolonged exchange between Mr. Mills and Mr. Rolle over Mr. Mills rights on financial matters as Chief Councillor with regard to Town Committee chairmen and expenditure accounts, and an exchange between Mr. Mills, Mrs. Key and Mr. Mitchell Albury over outstanding bills with Mr. Albury contending that Mr. Mills had not reported to the Council on bills in nine months. Before the meeting concluded, Councillor Yvonne Key tabled an unpaid statement from Abaco Hardware for $47,077.28 allegedly incurred by the Chief Councillor. The Councillors wanted to know what statements were still outstanding but no one know. It was known that there are outstanding bills for Paint Place and Batelco in addition to Abaco Hardware. The phone bill has not been paid since last November. The Chief Councillor was wanting to know how Murphy Town Committee spent $14,000 which had been allocated to them. Mr. Rolle told Mr. Mills that the Chief Councillor does not have any overriding authority over Town Committee chairmen on township financial matters, and that he, Mr. Rolle, was not going to approve any more expenditure requests signed by the Chief Councillor unless they were first apAll three of the doors of the domestic warehouse at the freight dock were blown in and are still hanging the way the wind left them. Pallets are piled up to protect the freight within the warehouse. Each week day morning the pallets are removed so the warehouse can be accessible during the day. The doors of the international warehouse are also damaged but not as severely. Local Govt.From Page 6 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 information 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) 367-4842Local Government at Work proved by Council. Mr. Rolle said that it was the administrators responsibility to see to it that the governments money was properly accounted for, that he was subject to being audited.. The stamp authorizing the decisions of the Town Planning Authority had been removed from the Chief Councillors possession by the Councils vote in November resulting in his not being able to approve Town Planning decisions. Mr. Mills felt that this was illegal.


Page 8 B The Abaconian June 15, 2005 Local Agent:Marsh Harbour Shipping Company P.O.Box AB 20777242-367-3341 Fax:242-367-4885 Ray Weatherford,Shelly Russell and John BethellThe BestConnectionto AbacoSaturday departure and Sunday arrival,ready for Monday pick-upFull Container Load Services including expanded area of equipment positioning throughout the southeast United StatesWe provide fenced and secure dockside storage and parking in Marsh HarbourConveniently located near Interstate 95 at 1489 Martin Luther King,Jr.Blvd.Riviera Beach,FL 561-844-8306Consistent and personal customer serviceLess-than-container load, Refrigerated and Consolidation Services 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: kathleen@hgchristie.comRepresenting 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. RETAILCorner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250Two men, one from Nassau and one from Grand Bahama, were arrested on Abaco on May 5 in reference to an outboard boat stolen from Nassau on April 20. A resident of Spring City was arrested on May 5 for stealing from John Bull by reason of employment. A resident of Crossing Rocks and a resident of Murphy Town were arrested on May 5 for stealing from the of J.S. Johnson Insurance Company by reason of employment. A resident of the Mud was arrested on May 10 for disorderly conduct, using abusive language and threatening to kill an employee of the Abaco Insurance Company in Marsh Harbour. While riding the ferry to Scotland Cay on May 19, a resident of Pigeon Peas was injured on his hand after being spanked several times by a cutlass, then holding it to limit further injuries. A Murphy Town man was injured when hit in the chest with a rock on May 19 by a co-worker while on the job in Treasure Cay. A Marsh Harbour resident was arrested on May 29 in mid-afternoon while in the vicinity of Charlie Boo Yard for unlawfully carrying arms (a cutlas). Three vehicles had windows smashed at the Treasure Cay ferry landing over the weekend of May 28. Damages to two of the vehicles were estimated at $1000 each. Besides a broken window, the third vehicle had a $350 CD player stolen. A fingerprint was found by the police on one of the vehicles. A Coopers Town resident was arrested at noon on May 31 on charges filed on Grand Bahama for killing due to dangerous driving and robbery with violence. He was returned to Grand Bahama for prosecution. A Dundas Town man was stabbed in the chest by an acquaintance while at a Dundas Town club about 9:30 p.m. on June 2. He was subsequently treated at the clinic and released. A Grand Cay resident was hit in the arm by a fourfoot level by another resident causing him to be treated in the clinic. This happened June 2 about 5 p.m. while he was engaged in a domino game. The windshield of a car belonging to a Murphy Town woman was smashed by a rock by a young man she vaguely knew. This happened while she was parked in Sandy Point about 8 p.m. on June 3. While in Sandy Point a Murphy Town man was hit in the head by a rock thrown by a Sandy Point resident and had stones thrown at his car by another resident. This occurred at sunset on June 3. Both assailants were vaguely known to him. A Dundas Town man was arrested on June 4 for unlawful sexual intercourse. A Sandy Point resident was arrested about 2 a.m. on June 5 while at the regatta site for obscene language and disorderly conduct. A resident of Dundas Town had two aluminum rims and tires stolen from his car while it was parked at his mechanics garage on Forest Drive in Murphy Town. This happened sometime during the week-Police Crime Report end of June 3 and the items were valued at $410. Over the weekend of June 2 someone smashed the glass door of the Batelco office in Treasure Cay but did not gain entry. Just after sundown on June 5 a car belonging to a Crossing Rocks woman had a handbag containing $250 stolen while parked in Sandy Point.Out Island Law Firm Seeking Associateto join its busy office in Abaco and practice in the following areas: family law, criminal law and conveyancing. One to three years experience preferred but will consider a recent graduate. Enjoy practicing and living in the beautiful Abacos. Base salary, attractive bonus incentive, benefit plan, room for growth with many opportunities. Please forward resume in confidence to outislandlaw @ Only those selected for interview will be contacted.


June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 B SchoolNewsKarl Koppertop, a magician on Abaco to entertain the participants of Boat Harbours Billfish Blast, visited the Every Child Counts School and fascinated the students there with his magic and his balloon creations. He quickly made hats, dolls and animals with balloons which the children loved. They never figured out his card tricks but enjoyed the show. Every Child Counts is a school for students who cannot cope with a normal classroom. Sixth Grade students Anneisha Jones, left and Lyndeisha Curry, right of Central Abaco Primary traveled to Nassau with their teacher, Ms. Lindsay, to participate in the Primary School Students of the Year, honouring the Whos Who in The Bahamas and the Best of the Best. Both honourees were nominated by their school and received medals and trophies from the Deputy and Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. Cynthia Mother Pratt. Out of 146 students Lyndeisha Curry was named one of the finalists and received a $500 scholarship. Ms. Lindsay thanks Mr. Gary Smith, Mr. Emalin Sawyer, Rev. Carla Culmer and Mr. Rudolph Smith for making it possible for these students to attend such a memorable occasion and for investing in the lives of her students. Students Represent Abaco as Students of the Year lives, not to forget those who helped them get there and to remember they can do anything and become the extraordinary people she knows they are if they dream big, work hard, walk with God and Imagine. Guest speaker, Dr. Henry Pittman, Dean of Education and Social Science at Emmaus Bible College, spoke to the graduates on their theme Imagine gave them a word for each of its letters and advised them of the things they would need to put into their lives. They were asked to first put in IntegSchoolFrom Page 1 rity followed by Maturity, Aim, Guided and Insight. Dr. Pittman joked that because the K is silent he used the word Knowledge for the N and finished up with Empathy. He told the trio that placing these things in their lives will cause them to gain, not lose out. In closing, he said it is great to be young, promised the graduates that adventures await them and reminded them that God will guide them. All they had to do is ask. A Bahamian and a Christian flag were given to the school by the graduating class as a parting gift. Last years graduates gave the flagpole.


Page 10 B The Abaconian June 15, 2005By Jennifer Hudson Lindsay and Adam Walker, geology students at Mississippi State University working toward their maters degree, spent a month on Abaco recently studying cave formations for their masters thesis. The idea of studying caves on Abaco came to them from their professor, John E. Mylroie, who had previously studied caves in some depth on many of other Bahamian islands but had done little work on Abaco. During a visit to Abaco last summer he realised that there is a lot of interesting potential here to be discovered. Lindsey and Adam have discovered a profusion of land caves on Abaco and have investigated caves at Hole-in-theWall which is perhaps the largest on the island, Cedar Harbour where there are a lot along the coast, Coopers Town, Long Beach, Eight Mile Beach, Little Harbour and also caves on Man-O-War, Lubbers and Sugar Loaf Cays. They are mapping all of these caves. While travelling by boat to the cays, they have also seen many sea caves but these are not included in their study as they are quite different from the land caves. The caves here are noteworthy because they are formed in a special way and are quite different from continental caves, said Lindsay. Caves in other parts of the world have been formed by streams so they have an entrance and an exit but here, where there are no streams, the caves are formed as voids by themselves and are basically one chamber with no tunnel leading out. Limestone is more soluble when fresh and salt water are mixed so caves become formed through the mixing of the fresh and salt water and become like mixing chambers. These caves are known as flank margin caves due to the fact that they develop at the edge of the fresh water lens where the mixing occurs. The Bahamian archipelago is very tectonically stable so there has been no movement from such events as earthquakes and these caves are being used to prove the highest level of the sea in the past and that changes are due only to subsidence of the sea. The fact that it is now possible to get into the caves proves that the sea level was once higher, in fact, about six metres (19 feet approximately) higher than it is today. This type of cave is found only on carbonate islands like The Bahamas. A few have been found on the out islands of Puerto Rico, the Yucatan, Mariana Island in the Pacific and a few on the coast of Cuba. Adam added, We are also looking at the age of the rock and which formations the caves were formed in. It is thought that the caves were formed 125,000 years ago during the last inter-glacial sea level high stand (which is the last time all the ice melted). We are looking at making a database to be able to predict where caves will be and also making maps of the general geology of the island as very little in the way of geological study has been done for Abaco. This initial work will perhaps spearhead more studies for the island. Hopefully, it will encourage more students to come and perhaps one day there may be a geologic map for Abaco. Lindsay and Adam have also linked up with Caroline Stahala and Gina Mori, who have been periodically working with the parrots over the past two years and are interested in the geology because of the solution pits in which the parrots live. They have spent time studying the hills in the Snake Cay area which were once part of one big ridge formed by wind dune deposits (sand dunes which have hardened into rock over the years). The original ridge has been eroded over time into little hills. We have enjoyed working on Abaco and, though the weather was very hot, it was lovely and cool in the caves, said Lindsay and Adam, whose base was at Sandy Point. The only down sides were a lot of discomfort from insect bites and poison wood and the frightening experience of getting caught in a terrible thunder storm in the middle of the pine forest. Lindsay and Adam would be pleasedGeology Students Study Caves On AbacoGeologists Lindsay and Adam Walker to answer questions people may have or to receive information regarding any other caves of interest they may not already know about and they may be contacted at Island Dream PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH PETER DUPUCH BRI CRS CIPS BROKER (242) 357-8001peter@eradupuch.comDONNA REES DONNA REES DONNA REES DONNA REES DONNA REES 242-366-3088 (h) MARSH HARBOUR & OUTER CAYSjamesanddonna@ erabahamas.comwww.erabahamas.comJAMES REES JAMES REES JAMES REES JAMES REES JAMES REES Tel: 242-366-3088 MARSH HAROUR & NORTH & SOUTH ABACOjamesanddonna@ erabahamas.com2809 GREEN TURTLE CAY 3.719 ACRES COCO BAY TO ATLANTIC OCEAN WITH DOCK AND DREDGED CHANNEL. $1,200,000.P.O.Box AB-20340 P.O.Box AB-20340 P.O.Box AB-20340 P.O.Box AB-20340 P.O.Box AB-20340 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE Tel. 242.FOR.SALE or 367-0288 or 367-0288 or 367-0288 or 367-0288 or 367-0288 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. 242.367.0289 Fax. DUPUCH REAL ESTATE 13151 HUNKALOO2 BED/2 BATH WITH GUEST COTTAGE ON 2 +/ACRES SEA-TO-SEA. BEAUTIFUL VIEWS. LANDSCAPED GARDEN WITH DOCK SLIP.$1,100,000 Hunkaloo13137 TILLOO DREAM1 1/3 ACRE WATERFRONT PROPERTY WITH 1 BED/1 BATH COTTAGE AT BACK OF PROPERTY WITH ALL AMENITIES,DOCKSLIP PERFECT TO STAY IN WHILE BUILDING WATERFRON HOME, DOCK SLIP.$600,0002840 ISLAND DREAM3.75 ACRE SEA-TO-SEA 2 BED/1.5 BATH COTTAGE (W/ APPROVED PLANS FOR MAIN HOUSE)PROTECTED BOAT BASIN W/ HORSESHOE DOCK. BRING YOUR YACHT. MOTIVATED SELLER!! $2,900,000 13001 13003 LITTLE HARBOURON THE HARBOUR FRONT IN QUAINT LITTLE HARBOUR. EXTRAORDINARY VIEWS GREAT ELEVATIONS.STARTING AT $170,000 2818 CASUARINA POINTSPACIOUS BEACH FRONT, 4 BED AND 4 BATH. GORGEOUS VIEW OF BAY AND ATLANTIC OCEANOFFERED AT $580,000REDUCED PRICE Resort Location13088 THE SAND BAR at CHEROKEEHas excellent potential for expansion. 6+/acres of pristine water front property. Small villa and restaurant buildings. Spectacular views of ocean and sound. Deep sea fishing just off shore. $3,500,000. TREASURE CAY TWO ADJACENT LOTS ON GOLF COURSE. PRICED AT $35,000 EACH MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL ACREAGE. CALL FOR DETAILS. 27 ACRES JUST NORTH OF LEISURE LEE $520,000. LOTS AVAILABLE IN CASUARINA POINT AND BAHAMA PALM SHORES. STARTING AT $22,000. CHEROKEE HILLTOP 100 ELEVATION, BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEW,4 LOTS. STARTING AT $149,000. 2836 BAHAMA PALM SHORES BEACHFRONT PROPERTY ON GORGEOUS ATLANTIC VIEW. (16,800 SQ.FT) REDUCED PRICED AT $138,000. 13137 Tilloo Dream13240 PELICAN SHORES HARBOUR FRONT200 +/feet of road and harbour frontage. This 3 bed, 3.5 bath with good elevation is situated on approximately 2 acres. Great potential for condominiums/townhouses with private marina. $1,735,000.BEST VALUE IN ABACO 13254 HARBOURFRONTOn the harbour in Pelican Shores, this elegant, spacious, 5 bed,4.5 bath home is perfect for a family or corporate invester. Call for details.15/06/05


June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 B ABACO HARDWARE Don MacKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour, AbacoTel: 367.2170 Fax: 367.2928Moores IslandBy Ruthamae RolleNational Youth Recognition Month Is CelebratedMoores Island buzzed with activities as the community came together on May 26th through 29th in celebration of National Youth Recognition Month. On Thursday the young people participated in road races individual as well as relay. There were other novelty races like the sack race and the egg and spoon races. Participants ranged from preschool age to teenagers. The medals for these events were sponsored by Pastor Anthony Williams. Friday was team sports day with basketball and volleyball teams from the all-age school participating against each other. Then the young adults participated against the over 30 age group. These events were quite exciting. Saturday at 5 p.m the young people came together in a march from one settlement to the next. They wore t-shirts with the theme Moores Island Youth United along with other positive messages written on them. This event culminated at the Culture Park in an awards ceremony. Medals were presented as young people from the community were recognized for their achievements in sports, academics and community work. On Sunday morning the community came together in a corporate worship service at St. Matthews Baptist Church. In the spirit of unity, the pastors of all the other churches closed their churches to accommodate this special 11 a.m. worship service. Min. Ishmael Williams delivered an inspiring and challenging sermon to the attentive congregation. A combined youth choir and individual young people participated in the service by singing, reading and offering prayers. These events were well supported by parents, local Council members, Chief Councillor Lillian Laing, Mr. Gary Sawyer and the community at large. Organizers of the event were the youth leaders from the various churches, Randy Davis of Soul Seeking Ministry; Karen Stuart of Zion Baptist Church, Verna Stuart of Greater Bethel Baptist Church, Joanne Jones of World Wide Church of God, Ishmael Williams of St. Matthews Baptist and Ruthamae Rolle, Youth Activities Coordinator.Cherokee SoundBy Lee Pinder Philip Edmund Pinder, born in Cherokee Sound on May 28th, 1924, to Maggie and Jim Pinder, passed away peacefully just four days after his 81st birthday. His funeral and burial took place in Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, where two of his surviving sons, Edmund and Gurth, still reside, while his third son, Donald, lives in Nassau. His wife Gwenie predeceased him by several years. He moved to Nassau as a young boy after his father was lost at sea during a hurricane. His father, Jim Pinder, is one of the many sailors remembered on Old Sailors Monument in Cherokee. Philip moved back to Cherokee later in life but has been a resident of Sybils House in Marsh Harbour for several years. He still has family living in Cherokee and is still remembered by many of the old timers. Hes gone but will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace. South Abaco News Royal Harbour Mar sh H a r bour L o t #26 consist ing o f 14,583 s q.ft. Offered @ $150,000Sunrise BayMarsh HarbourHURRY ONLY 10 lots remaining Bahama Palm Shores 3 L o t s 8 0 x 1 25 s q.ft. @ $25,000 each New Exclusive B aham a Palm S hor es 1 acr e w i t h 100 beach front $239,000NEWEXCLUSIVE LISTING10.8 Acres Old Kerr Great Elevations $165,000EASTERN SHORESNEW EXCLUSIVETHE WHEELHOUSETwo Story, 3 bed & 2 bath, dock slip, beach with boat mooring PANORAMIC VIEWS Great Rental History $675,000 gross SANDY POINTNEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING!2 beautiful beach front lots 90 x 180 $80,000 each New PriceYELLOW WOOD CHEROKEE 1.7 acres overlooking the A t lant ic & Wind ing B a y o ffe r e d a t $23 5,000CROSSING BEACH AREA 3/4 Acre 138 waterfront $365,000 NEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING2 Bahama Coral Island Lots 85 x 120 cfom $16,5002300 +/Sq. Ft. Building 10,500 sq. ft. Great LocationCALL FOR INFOMARSH HARBOURCOMMERCIAL Abaco Real Estate AgencyAbacos Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate AgencyAbaco Real Estate AgencyContact Bill Thompson 477.5712 Lil Bill Albury or Elaine ThompsonP.O.Box AB-20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasPhone: (242) 367-2719 Fax: (242) 367-2359 www.abacobahamas.comT TAHITI BEACH, Dorros Cove, Lot 39 $200,000 includes private boat slip. Lot 40, $125,000 Both lots 1/2 acre +/-with Atlantic ViewsTAHITI BEACH UNDER CONTRACT PRICES REDUCED UNDER CONTRACT


Page 12 B The Abaconian June 15, 2005 Select Homes Affordable Property Serving All AbacoP.O.Box AB-20955, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas Phone: 242.367.2365 Email: Website: Hideaways, G G reat C C istern C C ay Wonderful stylish home with 149 frontage on the Sea of Abaco. Three bed/two bath, all utilities in popular artists colony area of Abaco near town and airport. Quality construction. French doors, tiled floors, W/D 40 dock, plus access to private fishing cay. $575,000Regattas, M M arsh H H arbour Deluxe upgrades, bright and cherry, fully furnished and equipped. Two bed/two bath. W/D, A/C, dishwasher, granite counters and Italian tile floor. Private beach, swimming pool, tennis courts, extremely convenient to all amenities, vacation rental program on site. $265,000Cabbage P P oint Breathtaking natural beauty. Pristine conservation land suitable for sensitive, low impact homebuilding. 100 of shoreline. Protect and preserve our environment. $118,000 Beach P P oint H H ouse, E E astern S S hores Spacious open plan, extensive decking, excellent dockage potential. Highly desirable location with 80 of beautiful Sea of Abaco frontage. Three bed/two bath plus loft office. Superior pole construction, Bermuda roof, beach access. $862,000 Guana C C ay Available with property purchase, 30 leased boat slip in a spectacular deepwater harbour on a very popular destination cay. Oversize properties include garden and oceanfront homesites. Easy golf cart ride to settlement. $130,000 $ $ 299,000Calamitys C C ottage, G G reat A A baco C C lub Beautifully remodeled home with privacy and security, four bed/ four baths including courtyard suite. Protected dockage up to 60, tiled floors, A/C, Bahama room, sundeck, built-ins. Excellent on-site management plus private beach, tennis courts & health club. $950,000 Marsh H H arbour C C ommercial P P roperty Singular commercial offering in the heart of the business district. 16,500 square foot corner property with 80 of frontage on the main road. Includes two occupied historic buildings and is in a quality area near the harbourfront. $287,500The R R anch, M M arsh H H arbour Rare chance to develop a 19,536 square foot corner property with a finished 1,500 square foot concrete building on the main thoroughfare on Abaco. Unlike many adjoining properties, this holding has clear title deeds. $399,000Scotland C C ay Unusual opportunity to buy into exclusive Coconut Creek. 17,750 square foot property with 80 of hardshore plus protected boat slip in the private marina. Secluded residential island with airstrip, ferry service and beautiful beaches. $422,000Paradise, G G uana C C ay Cute cottage in small resort community. Sea of Abaco to Atlantic Ocean views with beach access on both. Good rental record with adjacent resort providing dockage, pool restaurant. Two bed/one and 1 & a half bath, A/C, cypress V-Joint, metal roof. Easy golf cart ride to settlement. $339,000Pelican S S hores Rare offering in prestigious neighbourhood. 104 on fascinating Marsh Harbour waterfront. Superb, sheltered dockage. 3/4 acre with good elevation, native hardwood trees and lush foliage. $632,500 Turtle R R ocks Pretty 16,000 square foot property only steps from the gorgeous beachfront. Easy drive to Marsh Harbour or Treasure Cay. Unspoiled residential area with protective covenants. Elevate your home for views and breeze. $58,800 Beachfront Dockage Private Islands Condominiums Corporate Rentals Turtle R R ocks Two exquisite, adjacent, one acre level homesites with quiet Sea of Abaco frontage. Protective covenants, underground power, quality neighbours. Dockage available in nearby community. $208,500


June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13 B Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax 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 Excep tional location and view. Many more fea tures, must see to appreciate. NEW PRICE $1,200,000 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 bed rooms, 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 4. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront development on Treasure Cay beach com prising individual luxury units Starting at $625,000 + 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 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. ocean front 1 acre+/Beginning at $875,000 Canal Front Beginning at $185,000 Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $35,000 SOLD 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 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE Trident/Turquoise Seas You cannot be more on the beach than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 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 across from 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 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 guestbedrooms / 2 baths, large living / kitchen / dining / family room. Many, many features. MUST SEE $2,400,000 UNDER CONTRACT SOLD SOLDEffective First Time Supervisor/Managers Workshop Date: July 4 thru 8, 2005 Time: Evenings 6-9 p.m. Venue: Cyber Learning Center, Marsh HarbourLearn how to become an effective and efficient Supervisor/Manager. This is a must course for those who want to propel themselves to the next level: Learn delegation skills. Learn to assert yourself without creating conflict. Learn to handle discipline. Learn coaching/counseling/performance appraisal skills. Learn how to deal with conflict. Learn how to lead your group. Learn how to communicate effectively.Contact Global Consultants, Trainers & Management Systems Freeport Ph: 242-351-1718 Fax: 242351-1717 / 367-5757 Abaco 367-5757 E-mail: redcarpet76@yahoo.comBy Mirella Santillo Information about the 2005 local government elections was kept very hushed until nomination day. Then suddenly names popped out and the lists of candidates were filled with nominees hoping to be elected on June 27th. Many incumbent candidates presented themselves, but quite a few new names were added to the list. What are the hopes of these new candidates? What are their goals as to what they can accomplish better than the people they intend to replace? Out of 77 candidates, only 16 nominees are women. One of these ladies, Mrs. Bridgette Thurnston-Mills is running in Treasure Cay for the first time. She said, I was asked by the people of Treasure Cay to present myself as a candidate. If elected, she wants to better serve people. The first thing I would do would be to call a general meeting and find out the needs of the community and stand up for my constituents. Although a native of Nassau, I have lived on Abaco since the age of 10. I know everybody and everybody knows me, she said assertively. My goals are not only to speak the words but to take action. Id like to challenge central government and I will go to Nassau if need be. I promise the people to do what has to be done in the best of my ability. Mrs. Mills has worked for 16 years in Treasure Cay as bartender/ waitress at the Treasure Cay Resort. New candidate for Dundas Town is Mr. Sonith Lockhart, a motor and engine repairman. Mr. Lockhart has nominated several times but was never elected. However, he feels that this time might be the one for him. He felt capable of giving the kind of service the community needs. He commented, I am here to serve the people, not on a personal agenda. What was lacking in the past was communication between local government representatives and the communities. I would like to see committee members reach out to their community residents and find out what the pressing matters are. It will take a team effort from all my colleagues and myself for the betterment of all communities concerned, (meaning Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town) and this time we will bring local government to the people to hear their views and their concerns, for a better building of the community. I will not give false hopes and empty promises but will serve with the best of my abilities with the help of Almighty God. In the Casuarina Point/ Bahamas Palm Shores township Mr. Anselm Woodside is running for the first time. Although new to politics, Mr. Woodside is not new to public service as he was in the Royal Bahamian Police Force for 26 years, and has lived on Abaco for 11 years in the Bahama Palm Shores area. Now retired from the police, Mr. Woodside runs an ice cream parlour and a security business with his wife in Marsh Harbour. I see things I would like to change. I would like to see the communities linked together. If elected, I want to see the communities getting their fair share of opportunities. I feel that the local government sector could get more done. Id like to stir Batelco into continuing the installation of cell phones and make DSL available in our area (Bahama Palm Shores). Id also like to see Cable Bahamas installed. There are three candidates for that township and I feel confident I can win, said Mr. Woodside.New Nominees Name Their Goals Support Your Local Library


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June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 15 B 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 H o m es and L and I n v estment P r o p e rty Acer age P r o j ect /Pr o p e rty Managem ent C o mplet e S e rvice fro m S ales t o C onstruc t ion ***** Ex clu siv e Agent s f o r Matt L o w e s C a y ***** www.Ch r isT hompsonR ealE s t a t e com 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


Page 16 B The Abaconian June 15, 2005 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. Bahama Coral Island 1200Two adjacent parcels listed at $12,900 each. 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 Under Contract Under Contract 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, with rights to private dock slip available. One acre $550,000 Half acre also available for $295,000 Spencerville Lot 4 acre, elevated, residential lot. One of thefew 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, central air, 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 home sits on 4 acres. It enjoys spectacular views of the ocean and cays and 150 foot of dockage space including T. $1,200,000 T amarind Hill Elbow Cay 2b/2b w/one bedroom apartment plus 1 large unfinished studio/apartment on 1 acre of property Located in very private Lucayos subdivision. Great view of Sea of Abaco. Plans approved for private dock slip. Fully furnished home and landscaped property w/large shade trees and mature fruit trees. large deck, car port and storage area. $1,200,000 Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas 375-8655 Mike Jones Sales Cell # 551-5545 F rank Knowles Sales Agent Cell # 375-8655 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 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 Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously MaintainedOur Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount$1295 23 Albury Bros$1015 22 Boston Whaler$ 945 20 Albury/Hydra$ 910 18 Privateer$ 665 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 By Jennifer Hudson May 27th was an exciting day for Dr. Daniel Johnson, Director, and Mrs. Angie Collie, Managing Director, of the Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic as they unveiled the clinics new facilities and equipment at a press conference for media from Abaco, Nassau and Freeport. Dr. Johnson stressed that this is a preventive medical institute where early diagnostics can save much suffering and expense when patients are diagnosed and treated early rather than an emergency medical care facility. In order to continually improve diagnostics, the clinic has added new state-of-the-art equipment. The long awaited mammogram machine has finally arrived despite annoying official red tape which delayed its arrival considerably. It is now installed and running. This is a very up-to-date machine manufactured in 2000, stated Angie Collie. There are two technicians who will come every month to conduct the mammograms or twice a month if the numbers necessitate; it will be possible to do 20 mammograms in one day. This is a very valuable diagnostic and screening tool, mainly for breast cancer, added Dr. Johnson, who recommends that all women get a standard mammogram at age 40. A fully computerized, full body X-ray machine has also been installed which can accommodate from a small child up to a seven-foot man. The digital aspect of this machine enables the radiologist to hone in on an area with far more precision. There are two radiologists on staff and a processing room adjoining the X-ray room in which the X-rays can be developed within 10 to 15 minutes. Pictures can be relayed to doctors in any hospital anywhere. There is a fully equipped eye room where ophthalmologists carry out comprehensive eye exams and can fit eye glasses and contacts. A new section has been opened next door in what was formerly a health food store and deli. This includes an eye wear, contacts and hearing aid office, lab and physiotherapy room. The new lab, which is operated by two on-staff technicians, has an expanded network of facilities and better diagnostic criteria. Some lab work no longerAuskell Clinic Unveils New Facilities and EquipmentDr. Daniel Johnson and Mrs. Angie Collie proudly show the new mammogram machine that was recently installed at Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic. Many specialists come to the clinic on a monthly basis bringing their specialties to Abaco patients and they are continually upgrading their impressive equipment. Please see Auskell Page 17


June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 B NASSAU & THE FAMILY ISLANDS GLENISTON GARDENS LOT NO. 0 Block 7 PROPERTY SIZE: 3 Bed, 2 Bath (10,875 sq. ft.) LOCATION: East Side ofJean St. off Prince Charles Dr. APPRAISED VALUE: $189,000 TOWER ESTATES SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 47 PROPERTY SIZE: 10,908 sq. ft. LOCATION: Tower Estates Dr. APPRAISED VALUE: $195,000 GLADSTONE ROAD ALLOTMENT LOT NO. Crown Allotment No. 53 Lot D PROPERTY SIZE: Residential (5,995 sq. ft.) LOCATION: Bellot Rd. West of Faith Ave. APPRAISED VALUE: $124,000 STAPLEDON GARDENS LOT NO. 544 PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Residence (9,600 sq. ft.) SITE AREA: 2,457 sq. ft. LOCATION: 130 ft. North of Spitfire Rd. APPRAISED VALUE: $224,000 JOHN TERRACE LOT NO. 3 PROPERTY SIZE: Single Storey Residence/ Two Storey Apartment (3,483 sq. ft.) LOCATION: 200 ft. from Lincoln Blvd./Wulff Rd. Intersection APPRAISED VALUE: $135,000 SEVEN HILLS ESTATES LOT NO. 15 PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Residence (5,000 sq. ft.) SITE AREA: 1,693 sq. ft. LOCATION: Blue Hill Rd. South APPRAISED VALUE: $146,000 SEVEN HILLS ESTATES LOT NO. 29 & 30 PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Residence (10,000 sq. ft.) LOCATION: Blue Hill Rd. South Corner of East Hill Dr. APPRAISED VALUE: $273,000 SANDILANDS VILLAGE ROAD PROPERTY SIZE: Residence/ Apartment Complex (11,600 sq. ft.) SITE AREA: 5N North side of Sandilands Village APPRAISED VALUE: $386,000 PROPERTIES FOR SALE SHIRLEY STREET LOT NO. 1 & 3 PROPERTY SIZE: Commercial (13,000 sq. ft.) LOCATION: Sears Rd.Southern Side of Shirley St. APPRAISED VALUE: $775,000 MURPHY TOWN ABACO LOT NO. 122 Crown Allotment PROPERTY SIZE: Apartment Complex (9,000 sq. ft.) LOCATION: Bay St., Murphy Town APPRAISED VALUE: $96,940 POLHEMUS GARDENS SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 17 Block LMNOP PROPERTY SIZE: 3 Bed, 2 Bath (7,700 sq.ft.) LOCATION: Nassau Street & Boyd Rd. APPRAISED VALUE: $150,000 ANDROS AVENUE LOT NO. 9 PROPERTY SIZE: 2 Bed, 1 Bath Wooden Structure (3,600 sq.ft.) LOCATION: East Side of Andros Ave. APPRAISED VALUE: $75,000 COWPEN ROAD HOLLYWOOD SUBDIVISION LOT NO. Crown Grant A-66 (Incomplete Structure) PROPERTY SIZE: (10,875 sq.ft.) LOCATION: 350 West Refuge Court APPRAISED VALUE: $133,000 JOANS HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 1438 PROPERTY SIZE: Split Level Single Family Residence(5,000 sq.ft.) LOCATION: Wild Guava Ave. APPRAISED VALUE: $200,000 DORSETTE SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 155 Block 4 PROPERTY SIZE: Residential(5,000 sq.ft.) LOCATION: Roberts Dr. East of East St. South APPRAISED VALUE: $75,000 BAHAMA REEF FREEPORT LOT NO. 44 & 45 Section 2 Block 10 PROPERTY SIZE: Condo (714 sq.ft.) LOCATION: Darshana Apartment #9 APPRAISED VALUE: $90,000 BERNARD TERRACE SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 20 Tract C PROPERTY SIZE: (5,000 sq. ft.) LOCATION: Eastern District APPRAISED VALUE: $75,000 GLADSTONE ROAD ALLOTMENT LOT NO. 24 Part of Crown Allotment A4-38 PROPERTY SIZE: (5,457 sq. ft.) LOCATION: 228 ft. South of Fire Trail Rd. APPRAISED VALUE: $60,000 LISTED PROPERTIES VACANTLOTS NASSAU INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD SUBMIT OFFERS TO PURCHASE (WITH TELEPHONE CONTACT AND POSTALADDRESS) TO CHERRYMISSICK, THE PLAZA, MACKEYSTREET, OR CALL502-6200 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANYOR ALLOFFERS. Creative RelationsLISTED PROPERTIES RESIDENTIAL& COMMERCIALOLDE TOWN AT SAND YPORT SUBDIVISION LOT NO. 14 PROPERTY SIZE: (4,490 sq. ft.) LOCATION: North of Sandyport Dr. APPRAISED VALUE: $95,000 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020For Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Elisabeth Darville Ultrasound June 13, 2005 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist June 13, 2005 Mrs. Christina Messara Physiotherapist June 16, 2005 Dr. Jerome Lightbourne Pediatric Cardiologist June 17, 2004 Dr. Ava Thompson Child & Adolescent Psycologist June 18, 2005 Ms. Darlene Cargill Clinical Psycologist, Adults June 18, 2005 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist June 18, 2005 Dr. Hubert Minnis Ob Gyn / Ultrasound June 18, 2005 Dr. Duranda Ash Opthamologist June 21 22, 2005 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist June 22, 2005 Mrs. Christina Messara Physiotherapist June 23, 2005 Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing June 24, 2005 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) June 25, 2005 Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician June 25, 2005 Dr. Elisabeth Darville Ultrasound June 27, 2005 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea June 30, 2005 Mrs. Christina Messara Physiotherapist June 30, 2005 needs to be sent to Nassau or Fort Lauderdale since blood testing can be done in the new lab with results available within minutes. This now makes it possible for the doctor to know the health status of a patient needing treatment immediately. Testing includes full blood counts, allergy testing, regular pregnancy and complications of pregnancy testing, HIV, PSA and blood tests for insurance physicals and school health records. Also in the new section is a very well equipped rehabilitation centre which is shared by two physiotherapists and a chiropractor where patient care is followed up on a regular basis. Completing the new section is a staff room with a full complement of communication equipment because, says Dr. Johnson, quick communication is the key. Dr. Johnson and Ms. Collie would ideally like eventually to relocate the clinic to higher ground since Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne totally flooded the facility to a depth of several feet thus necessitating replacement of equipment. They have now made provisions to protect all the major pieces of equipment by placing them on hydraulic lifts which will lift them several feet off the ground in the event of a hurricane. A stand-by generator has been placed in the ceiling as a safety measure. There is an impressive list of doctors and specialists who visit the Auskell Clinic on a regular monthly or bi-monthly schedule including a gynecologist, gastroenterologist, ENT, optometrist, dermatologist, neurologist, podiatrist, plastic surgeon, pediatrician, cardiologist, Oothopaedic surgeon, audiologist, ultrasound technician, dietitian, physiotherapist, nutritionist, chiropractor and clinical psychologist for children and adolescents. AuskellFrom Page 16Auskell Offers Preventive CareCentral Abaco Dump Overflows The Central Abaco dump has not been managed well. This is the road leading into the dump which is piled high with garbage. It is not kept burned or bulldozed.


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Mrs. Parsons was a second home owner who was very active in the communities of Marsh Harbour and Cherokee Sound. She a volunteer who assisted with many projects in both towns. Our hearts are like a memory book Its pages, Mother dear, Hold all the loving thoughts of you Recorded year by year, A book of golden yesterdays, Bound with love and care A rare edition, Mother dear, Because youre treasured there. Always in our hearts: Dick, Wendy, Laurie, Greg, Nikki, Misrak, Brendan, Benjamin, Dakota, Keegan, Darius, Birhanu, Solomon Donations in memory of Doreen can be made to the Marsh Harbour Community Library, c/o Yvonne Key, P.O. Box AB 20049, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Congratulations!toAmy AlburyGraduate ofFOREST HEIGHTS 2005Love Mom & Anthony Hurricane season officially opened on June 1 and the forecasts for the season look to be just as bad as last season. Forecasters are predicting 13 named storms and with seven developing into hurricanes this hurricane season. Of those seven, three will become major hurricanes which means they will have winds of 111 The hurricane specialists predict that there is a 73 percent chance of a hurricane making landfall in the United States. Some people believe that since 2004 was such a bad year for Abaco with the event of two direct hits from hurricanes that it means we will probably safe for this year. But this is not true. There are communities that have had repeat years of two to three storms for three years in a row. People would be foolish to let their guard down during any hurricane season and particularly this year as the predictions are that it will be another busy year. Abaco sustained quite a bit of damage from Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. However, they were both strong Category 2 storms. Abaco has not been hit by a very strong hurricane. A Category 4 or 5 storm would be devastating. One weather man brought out the fact that when we hear the wind velocity figures given, that is the wind speed above the ground, not at the surface. At the surface the winds will be 20-30 miles per hour less. So if the weathermen say the winds are 140 mph, at the ground level the winds would be 115-120. There are several factors which contribute to a severe hurricane season. Weathermen were thinking that El Nino was developing. This is a weather system that is created in the Pacific but affects the Atlantic. The high level winds of El Nino tend to keep the hurricanes from strengthening. However, El Nino has not developed as expected. Another factor affecting the storms is the temperature of the oceans and this year the water is already three to four degrees warmer than last year at this time. A third factor is the moisture coming off Africa and this year the air is wet which is another indicator of an active year. Hurricane experts feel that the unusual series of hurricanes, four of which slammed into Florida in a six-week period, was the result of a natural 15to 40-year cycle in Atlantic cyclone activity. After a lull between 1970 and the mid-1990s, the number of storms picked up dramatically from 1995 and higher than normal activity is expected for the next five to 30 years as a phenomenon known as the Atlantic multidecadal mode holds sway.Hurricane Season Has Opened IntelligentTechnologySolutions


June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 B Mailin Sands mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comPh# 242-367-2992 Fax# 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20403 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Bahama Coral Island-vacant lot situat ed in subdivision. Elevated.-$40,000 Long BeachBeautiful area featuring gorgeous white beach. All lots approx. acre, and have beach access. Financing available. Call today. Bahama Coral 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 Gu an a C a yVacant lot situated only a short distance from the settlement.$144,000 Marsh Harbour-#5106. Great Opportunity. Established commercial complex. features several retail stores and two rental apartments. All currently rented. Ideally situated on main tourist strip. GREAT 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 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 $2,300,000 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,patio and 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@coldwellbankerbahamas.com____________________________________________________________________ Great Harbour Cay-#2096-Charming 1B/1B house on elevated lot in the beautiful Barry Islands. This island style home also features a 1B/1B guest cottage, and looks over the golf course and Ocean.-$230,000Yellowwood-#5263-This adorable 2Bedroom 2Bathroomcottageis newl y built, and never lived in! It sits on a large lot that is 100 x 150. Features a laundry room, and outside patios, Also boasts of a hobby room which has great potential. It could be an office, toy room etc. Features central A/C, and all appliances are include. Electricity is no in that area! A MUST SEE!-$219,000 June 1st, 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 Please visit our new office location on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Next to the Fire Station. UNDERCONTRACT Lubbers-#0350 -vacant lot in Abaco Ocean Club. Comprises of 10,125 sq.ft. call today for more details. $70,000 UNDER CONTRACT


Page 20 B The Abaconian June 15, 2005 Port DepartmentPublic Notice DOCK ENCROACHMENTIt has been brought to this departments attention that some property owners who have been granted a license to construct private docks on Abaco are constructing same at the extreme boundary of their property line, causing an infringement to their neighbours property. Be advised that the policy of the government of the Bahamas is that there is to be a 15-feet set back from each boundary of the extended property line. You are further advised that no dock is to be constructed unless approval has been granted by the Minister for Transport & Aviation. This department will deal with any such practices taking place on the island. Captain Cyril A. Roker Port Administrator Local Resident Received National AwardBy Mirella Santillo Mr. Sarone Kennedy was invited to Nassau by the CEO Network to receive the Community Building Award presented to him on May 27th during a ceremony held at the Wyndham Nassau Resort. The CEO Network is an international organization that promotes ethics and excellence while inspiring individuals to higher levels of productivity, Mr. Kennedy explained. He added, Persons from around the world attended the ceremony. Mr. Kennedy explained, I re-started the Red Cross in Marsh Harbour in 2000 and in Sandy Point in 2003. He started Boys Scouts groups in Crossing Rocks, Sandy Point and Crown Haven. Moreover he has been involved since 1999 in training people from several islands of The Bahamas in disaster preparedness and management. He was in charge of the shelters during the last hurricanes and can often be seen taking stand on community issues. If it is good and right, do it, he said while ending the interview. Do not wait for public approval or government funds. Raise money yourself, if you have to, but do it.A Young Chef, Romar ForbesBy Mirella Santillo Fate brought Romar Forbes, the new chef at Fine Dining, to Abaco. One of his friends was contacted for the job but was unavailable and passed on the offer to Mr. Forbes, who accepted happily. A native of Nassau, 21-year old Mr. Forbes, whose mother was a Food and Beverage Supervisor at Princess Margaret, grew up amidst food planning and preparation, developing a passion for cooking. He studied culinary arts at the College of The Bahamas and graduated after three years of studies. He specializes in French, Italian and Bahamian cuisine. Mr. Forbes has been in Marsh Harbour since the middle of April 2005 and is in the process of revamping the menu. Shrimp in white wine and butter sauce, coconut chicken breast served with yellow rice pilaf, turtle steak sauteed in garlic butter with mushrooms and onions and tropical cheese cake are some of his favorite dishes. He likes to cook with fresh herbs and garlic and enjoys making sauces with wine, saying, It adds to the flavor. His immediate plans are to settle on Abaco and to be in this line of work for a long time, perhaps to become a teacher at COB down the line.Councillor Donates MicrowaveBy Mirella Santillo On April 6th Mr. Glenn Laing, elected Councillor for Great Guana Cay, donated a microwave to Central Abaco Primary School to be used by the first grade class. It had come to Mr. Laings attention that the students and the teacher of Grade 1 did not have any way of warming their meals so he arrived at the school carrying a Sharp Turntable microwave that he delivered to a classroom full of smiling children. They thanked him and Mrs. Damyantie Gounga, their teacher, expressed her gratitude for the present that will enable her and the children to enjoy warm meals. Also present was Ms. Eunice Mills, the school Principal.Youth Director Is AppointedBy Mirella Santillo Appointed by the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Culture as a Youth Coordinator for Abaco, Mr Ismael Morley, better known in the community as Stretch, took his post in Marsh Harbour on April 25. Although born on Long Island, Mr. Morley came to Abaco at a young age when his father become a preacher for Friendship Mission Church in Coopers Town. Abaco has been his home ever since apart from the times he went to college and military academy in Virginia. Before becoming involved with the Youth in Action program that he worked with Mr. Lyndon Davis to create in 2003, Stretch was President of the Abaco Basketball AssociaPeople in the News Please see People Page 21 Murphy Town Vote for John HudsonYouve tried the rest without success Now vote for a man with vision and your interest at heartJohn (Joe) HudsonA No Nonsense Man


June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21 B New Edition Now AvailableSixteenth Annual Edition includes updated colour nautical charts, 8 additional pages, new colour aerial photographs, a proven GPS waypoint system and progressive harbour entry photographs to provide expert guidance for novices or experienced mariners.Also Available direct from White Sound Press Voice: 386 423-7880 Fax 386 423-7557 Web: email: orders@wspress.comStill Only $19.95Available at most marina stores and fine gift shops throughout Abaco. Wholesale distribution in Abaco by Abaco Treasures and Solomons Abaco. Retail in United States by West Marine, Boat US, Boaters World, Cruising Guide Publications, and Bluewater Books and Charts. The Cruising Guide to Abaco tion, Vice President of the Abaco Volleyball Association and member of the Abaco Sports Council. His goal as a Youth Coordinator is to reach kids through schools and church groups and try to instill good morals and good behaviour among the younger members of our community. He is planning to do this by planning and organizing sports and cultural events and trying to bring Abaco sports under one umbrella.. He would like to get the children involved in Junkanoo, arts and crafts and More People in the Newsvarious sports activities during the summer. I want to do something different. Most of the summer workshops will take place at either Central Abaco Primary School or Abaco Central High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be supervised by teachers. Stretch himself will oversee the sporting program, probably swimming. Hed also like to involve the children in practical skills such as boat repair or boat building. He has been in touch with possible volunteers who would be interested in participating. Stretch is not short of ideas and programs he would like to see implemented among the youths of Marsh Harbour, but as always the obstacle to be overcome is funding. PeopleFrom Page 20 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. Ocean View Parcel (Ref #302) Oversized ocean view lot with 17,000 sq. ft., less than 100 from the beach, exceptional value for ocean view property $145,000.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" House/Canal Combo (Ref #249) 2,030 sq, ft. beach front 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Fully furnished, Immaculately maintained, panoramic sea views $599,000. (Ref #234) Located on a quiet deep water finger canal. 9,689 sq. ft. with 70 of waterfront, complete with seawall, dock and boat lift $145,000.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. 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.BUSTICK BIGHT:Waterfront Acreage (Ref#381) 2.73 acres, featuring 900+ of water front on protected Bustick Bight, located just 6 miles north of Marsh Harbour, open zoning, ideal location $425,000.SPLIT ROCK:Waterfront Parcels (Ref#299) Large waterfront lot(s) in new Split Rocks subdivision. This prime property consists of 1.39 acres and features over 100 feet of frontage on the beautiful Sea of Abaco. Call for pricing. 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 $299,000. Canal Lot Package (Ref #396) Two adjoining canal lots sold together as a package for a total of 20,000 +/sq. ft. on Galleon Bay Drive and 168+ of bulkhead, cleared, possible ocean views $540,000. "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. Sams Landing (Ref #398) 3 bed/3 bath plus office area, 2,400 sq. ft. two story open concept canal front home with 102 of water frontage with dock and davits on Brigantine Bay. Fully furnished, central A/C, garage, unique glass front living area provides gorgeous 180 degree panoramic views. Call for pricing. Tigh-Na-Mara (Ref #179) 7 bedroom 7.5 bath 3 storey Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate with freshwater pool, landscaping with mature coconut trees and privacy walls. 80 on the beach. Interior requires some renovations, materials on site. Pre-Renovation Price: $1,388,000.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) 365.8752Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS15 June 2005Sandy Point Regatta Finishes by Beach


Page 22 B The Abaconian June 15, 2005 By Richard E. Fawkes A delegation representing Cat Islanders on Abaco flew to Cat Island to deliver four computer systems and dozens of calculators and books to five schools on their home island. Theres no point saying you love Cat Island if youre not prepared to do something, to give something back, said Mr. Neil Campbell, co-chair of the recently formed Cat Island Abaco Connection, an organization that seeks to bring together Cat Islanders on Abaco to promote support for their home island. Mr. Campbell has been assistant administrator in Central Abaco and took over last month from Jack Thompson as National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) coordinator on the island. He was accompanied on the Abaco Air Charter by fellow Cat Islanders Rudolph Smith, Abaco District Superintendent, and Frank Hepburn, principal of the Crossing Rocks Primary School. Also traveling with the group was Roger Smith, an Abaconian, who is an assistant NEMA coordinator and whose wife is a Cat Islander. This is for the children, said Mr. Campbell, who explained that Cat Island suffered great loss from Hurricane Frances and that most of the schools have just returned to normalcy a month ago. Arthurs Town High School, to which the group donated two computer systems including a printer, calculators, books and sporting equipment, had lost six of the nine computers in its lab, Mr. Campbell explained. The school is the alma mater of Mr. Campbell, who taught there before embarking upon his training as an administrator, Mr. Smith and Mr. Hepburn. In explaining to the students the reasons for the efforts by the group from Abaco, Mr. Hepburn reminded them that he and his colleagues were grateful for the educational foundation they received at the school and the discipline and nurturing they received from their teachers, parents, and the community along with a sense of excellence. They wanted to pass that on to this generation, he explained. We want you to have the tools to succeed in your endeavours, Mr. Hepburn told the students. We will not tell you what to choose as a career, but whatever you pursue, do it with excellence. That is the Cat Island way. If you decide to become a fisherman or a farmer, do it with education and excellence. It was a theme he was to repeat throughout the day at Dumfries Primary where the group donated books; Bennetts Harbour Primary where they donated a computer system and books; Old Bight High School where they donated a computer system, books and sporting equipment; and at Old Bight Primary where they donated books. Other Cat Islanders in key positions on Abaco include Revis Rolle, Senior Administrator of Central Abaco, and Henry Romer, General Manager of Batelco. Mr. Campbell said Cat Island has long had a reputation in quality education, but the island continues to suffer a brain drain and poor economic conditions. An Abaco delegation presented computers, books and calculators to students in several schools on Cat island. The group who made the presentations included Mr. Ricky Smith, Mr. Rudolph Smith, Mr. Neil Campbell and Mr. Frank Hepburn. The men are all from Cat Island or are married to Cat Islanders. They want to give back to the island of their youth.Cat Islanders on Abaco Visit Cat Island Schools Support the Cancer SocietyDonate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop Call 367-3744 for info Happy B B irthday ! June 30th, 2005Mackennlee Jada Trinity FergusonLove, Mom & Dad, Papa & Mama, Grammy and the rest of the crew


June 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 BAmanda Meagan Sawyer was named a Presidents Scholar at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. This distinction is for students who earn a 4.0 grade point average. Amanda is a junior and is the daughter of Trevor and Jennifer Sawyer of Cherokee Sound. We congratulate her. Student Is Honoured The United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, has commended The Bahamas for its national AIDS programme which has been very successful. This recognition in the General Assembly at the United Nations by Mr. Annan is a great accomplishment and is evidence of the quality of the 20 years of work by all involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS in The Bahamas, according to Min. of Health, the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel. In 2004 more persons became infected with HIV and more persons died from AIDS worldwide than ever before. The Bahamas ranks fourth in this region in the number of HIV/AIDS cases. Dr. Bethel warned that The Bahamas still has a lot more work to do in terms of reducing its ranking in the region as it relates to HIV and AIDS. According to Dr. Perry Gomez, Director of the National HIV/AIDS Programme, the programme made outstanding achievements, which includes widespread community awareness and knowledge of HIV/AIDS, decrease in prevalence of HIV from six per cent to three percent, success in scaling up treatment and care (over 1,700 persons in full therapy up to March, 2005), prevention of mother to child transmission (from 30 per cent to less than two per cent in 2004) and decrease in the number of AIDS deaths from 309 in 1997 to 113 in 2004.UN Chief Lauds Bahamas HIV/AIDS Program 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 242-367-3496/366-2103 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 Grace Phone242-367-2926 Fax 242-367-5403 Church Page If you would liketo see your church named on this page call 367-2677. 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 Grace 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. For Directions call 242-367-3324


Page 24 B The Abaconian June 15, 2005 The Right ChoiceI, Glenn C. Laing, representing Great Guana Cay, am once again nominating for Councillor in the Hope Town District Council. During my first and second terms, I have lived up to the commitment I made to the residents of Guana Cay. I am seeking a third term to complete the unfinished tasks. I am thankful and grateful to be a part of this great community and for the support and encouragement given to me. I am asking for your continued support as always in this great venture. Glenn Laing By Jennifer Hudson Marina Gottlieb Sarles first book, Sand in My Shoes published in 2005, is a delightful collection of short stories which took seed as the result of her searching for some meaning to life as a young child. The book is not an autobiography but rather a collection of experiences and observances of life in the Bahamian Islands, especially Abaco and Grand Bahama. While many of the stories are true, some are truth wrapped in myth. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would say that rather than just being a good read, the book is an experience. It gives so many insights into different aspects of island life, some of which are extremely funny while others are tender and compassionate. In the highly amusing story, Bahamian Salad Saga Mrs. Sarles has, with great tongue in cheek humour, dealt with the often frustrating task of grocery shopping in the islands with which everyone can relate from the strange smell and very high prices to the frustration of during one visit finding the exact item one desire and then never being able to ever find it again. The whole process of grocery shopping for one Simple Sesame Salad is hilarious. So also is the experience of the authors mother as she goes to shop for a grave in the story, Grave Laughter Mrs. Gottlieb, who was known for always saying exactly what she was thinking, had some amusing exchanges with the graveyard manager who was trying to persuade her that a double decker grave was a real deal. The Circumstantial Dentist also reveals another humorous side of her character. In deep contrast, many of Mrs. Sarles stories touch on a far more serious side of life. In Miriams Departure The Yellow Balloon and When Death Comes Smiling she deals with the subject of death very sensitively and paints a sad but beautiful portrayal of the final journey into death. Mrs. Sarles truly writes from the heart. She is genuine, transparent, honest and open and lays bare her soul especially in her stories which appear in the sections Moonbeams and Mystery and The Tides of Life. In Moonlight and Margaritas in which she is yearning to understand the Mystery of Life, she says,When we can accept what is and what has been without resisting and struggling, then we can find peace, and life seems to fall into place. The compassion which led Mrs. Sarles to become a physical therapist and energy healer is very much in evidence in the beautiful and touching stories of The Egret which she rescued from two local boys who were intent on killing it and Miss Blanche in whom she saw the real person behind the gnarled and crumpled form. The peacefulness of the authors spirit shines through the book. A section of the book is dedicated to Tales of Unlikely Heroes in which she remembers some colourful characters who both nurtured and made a big impression on her during her childhood years. She also bravely and with sensitivity touches on the subject of Bahamian/ Haitian discrimination, having herself descended from parents who suffered through discrimination during World War Two in Germany. This beautifully written and illustrated book is a gift to be treasured; it gives succour to the spirit and leaves one the richer for reading it. The author has a talent for painting with words and the book will leave you at times giggling uncontrollably and at other times feeling a lump in your throat. Whether you are a Bahamian who will enjoy identifying with the island experience or a visitor wishing to gain an insight into the wonderful intricacies of island life, youBook Review: Sand In My Shoes Marina Gottlieb Sarles can relax and escape with Sand In My Shoes The book may be purchased in Marsh Harbour at Abaco Treasures, Java and Bellevue Business Depot, in Hope town at Ebb Tide or on-line at Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results


June 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 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 Guana Cay brand new island apts. with harbour views, 2 bed/1 bath, full kitchens, TV, VCR. $900 / week, discount for extended stay. Reserve now for Regatta $200/day 3-day min. 904-9822762 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at GREAT 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. 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 SALE 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 LIVE YOUR DREAM ATEnjoy the life style you deserve . Luxury vacation rentals with private boat slips and all resort amenities in a gated community. Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 Lubbers Quarters beautiful 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, 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 Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Tract 2 bed/ 1 bath. Call Amos at 367-3965 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 accres, sea to sea. Generator, battery and solar powered. $2 million. Call 508-540-3240 or e-mail Guana Cay brand new rental, 4 bed, deep water dock, privacy, plenty availability, 561-8058673 Guana Cay long term rate, fully furnished, newly renovated, 1 bed and 2 bed rentals, TV, VCR, pool and sandy beach. Call Jerry, Guana Sunset Resort 365-5133 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. RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Note of Thanks Note of Thanks Note of Thanks Note of Thanks Note of ThanksThe family of the late Harvey Albury wishes to express our gratitude for the outpouring of sympathy from so many persons during our time of loss and sorrow. The calls and cards received were such a comfort and we sincerely appreciate receiving them. Our loved one was a wonderful person and indeed touched many lives in different ways during his life especially after 2002 when he accepted Christ as his Lord and Saviour. He then reached out to share his joy and comfort and repeatedly said that his only regret in his life was that he waited so long to truly understand and make his decision to become a Christian. When we receive sympathy for our loss, we accept that it is our loss because Harvey is not lost as we know where he is and we gain comfort from that. Again, thank you so much, our dear friends and loved ones, for your sympathy. Anne Albury and FamilyCotton Candy is always popular with the young and the not so young. Members of the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club manned the cotton candy machine making one little girl very happy. Shown here is Bob Kilrowe making the popular confectionary. Face painting always appeals to the young people. Kala Gates has a line of children waiting to be made into interesting characters.Anglican Fair Drew Large Crowds for a Day of Fun Sandy Cay Regatta Beach Scene


Page 26 B The Abaconian June 15, 2005 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 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 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. 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 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 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 For All Your Termite Problems CallAlburys Pest ControlSince 1979 Now Serving AbacoPh: 242-325-3643 Fax: 242-326-5730 Cell: 427-3651 Simon 557-2008 BillyGary EvansHOME IMPROVEMENTSspecializing in: Plumbing, roofing, carpentry, painting & more.... 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 PRICESA new web site has been launched by the Ministry of Tourism with Abaco and other Family Islands being prominently featured. All Abaco businesses are urged to explore the various pages and make suggestions as it is full of errors and outdated information. It has great potential for promoting Abaco and with enough persons contributing fresh information, it can be a meaningful site. Tourism suggests that each business look at the area where your business should be featured and give your input to the attention of Michelle Mikula at the Tourism office in Marsh Harbour. Tourism requests that you do not ask them to look at your business web site for them to take off the relevant information. This would entail looking at hundreds of pages from the various Abaco sites to be reviewed, edit the relevant information and incorporate it into this new site. Interested persons are asked to open the Tourism web site and make suggestions, additions and corrections to the attention of Ms. Mikula. Three errors noted during a quick review found the Tike Hut listed although it was destroyed in Hurricane Floyd in 1999; the Pelican Cay Park is listed as eight miles north of Cherokee which may technically be correct but is not the way one would get there; and the page with information on the Abaco parrot is illustrated by a Brazilian macaw. These are representative of the material that needs to be brought up-to-date. (These were brought to their attention and may have been corrected by now.) Additionally, many places of interest to visitors are not listed and should be included. Please look at all the categories and submit your information. The information is listed free of charge but Tourism does ask for help. They may edit submitted material. The site is maintained in Nassau but recent information suggests that the local Tourism office may be allowed to input Abaco information due to huge amount of additional material to be included. It is a desirable site as it will be widely promoted by Tourism and all listings can be linked to take visitors directly to your web page. Tourism invites everyone with an indepth knowledge of Abaco to review this site and make suggestions. It is a job that will take a team effort to get relevant information shown so the site properly represents Abaco.Tourism Launches Web Site Advertise in The Abaconian


June 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. 551-5417 14' Edgewater 140CC, 2002 35 HP Johnson, Bimini, trailer, cover, DUTY PAID. $11,800, (242) 365-8397 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 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 Labourer wanted Abaturk Company. Call 4775101Full Time Help WantedFront Desk Clerk Duties include answering phone, serving fuel, taking reservations, operating cash register for gift store. Applicants must possess excellent customer service skills, proper phone etiquette, computer literate, and able to work six days a week. Hours are 8 am to 5 pm Tuesday thru Saunday. Monday off Kitchen Prep Cook Duties include preparing ingredients used to fulfill menu requirements. Applicants must be able to cook breakfast and lunch menu along with preparation duties and must maintain a clean work environment. Applicants should be self-motivated and be able to work un-supervised in a fast paced environment and able to work six days a week. Health certificate required. Hours are 8 am to 4 pm Wednesday thru Monday. Tuesday off. Interested person please apply in person at Sea Spray Resort. EMPLOYMENT PPORTUNITIES98 Toyota Camry Cloth interior, CD player, power windows and locks, grey. Asking $12,500 Contact Chris Pinder at 375-8835 99 F 150 4x4, A/C, CD player 99 F 150 4x4, A/C, CD player, automatic, 53K miles, excellent condition. Asking $20,000 OBO Ph. 3672289 Contact Earl 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 VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE EQUIPMENT FOR SALEForklift, Hyster S40XL 3-stage warehouse, used, well maintained, in use now. $11,000 OBO 367-2128 Call between 9-5 Buying? Selling?Need Qualified Help?Want more business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 Port DepartmentPublic NoticeTO ALL DOCK OWNERSBe advised that all dock licences expire June 30th, 2005. All dock owners are therefore reminded to submit an application to the Marsh Harbour Port Department Office at their earliest convenience. Captain Cyril A. Roker Port Administrator 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 COBy Jennifer Hudson Like many other businesses and properties on Abaco, the neem farm took a beating during Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne but it is still very much alive and the Abaco neem factory continues to produce a full line of products. Out of 7,000 plus trees approximately 3,000 were lost; and though it is making an excellent recovery, it will take the Neem farm about two years to fully recover from that devastating blow. Prior to the hurricane enough fruit and leaf had been harvested for the business to get by in 2004 but a harvest this year is much needed. Many of the trees have been propped upThe Neem Farm Recoversand the farm is 35 percent ready for this year. Harvesting of the leaf and fruit begins during the last week of July and ends during the second week of December. The trees are fertilized with sea weed, neem cake, jumbey and coconut bark. Persons from an organically certified company in Gainesville, Florida, come every year to test the water, the soil and the product. The Abaco neem factory has expanded its product line to nine products including soap, shampoo, natural bug repellent, face cream and hand and body lotion. The products are also available on all the cays and at the Abaco Club of Winding Bay. Abaco Neem has now also gone international and began exporting salve and lotion to France at the end of April. Mr. Nick Miaoulis, owner of the farm, is very happy with the way the business is expanding. I began the business to contribute to the health care of Abaco and The Bahamas, he said. There is a great market on Abaco as people are changing to a healthier lifestyle and realizing the benefits of neem. Many visitors and second home owners purchase the products on a regular basis.


Page 28 B The Abaconian June 15, 2005Scotland Cay "Summer Camp" 300' of prime Ocean Beachfront. 2 Bedroom & Bunkroom, 2 Bath 1,300 sq.ft. home on two levels. Guest Cottage, "Playhouse" with Bar. Covered and open decks.Fabulous ocean views. #AB160 NEW LISTING $2,315,000. "Summer Camp" NEW LISTINGMan-O-War Cay Charming, exquisite, traditional Bahamian home on over 1/4 acre corner lot. 1 bedroom, 1 bath in 1,047 sq.ft. Two screened porches. 249 sq.ft. Guest House with 1/2 bath and attached workshop. Crows nest for great 360 degree views. Private boat mooring. Furnished. #AB131 $395,000. "Sugar Apple" NEW PRICE Derek A. Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6856 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMarsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 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. #AB121$1,035,000 "Casa Sirena"Great Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay and North AbacoTurtle Rocks "Hidden Paradise" 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 UNDER CONTRACTSand 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 CONTRACT 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 $2,200,000.Sea of Abaco "Carrington Cay" 300' from the Abaco mainland, near Leisure Lee 1.4 acres. Excellent elevation. #AB5147 $375,000. VACANT LAND Lubbers Quarters 1.18 acres 144' of waterfront and beach. Facing west for fabulous sunsets, and Great Sea of Abaco views. Community Dock access. Close to Cracker Ps. One of the best Abaco waterfront land values #AB5189 NEW LISTING$125,750. 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 UNDER CONTRACT#41 7,070 sq.ft. AB5156 Good Elevation Sea View UNDER CONTRACTSand 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. Man-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 $1,400,000 "Utopia"Elbow 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 1/2 Acres with 170' of Sea of Abaco frontage. Furnished. Fabulous views. Private dock. #AB141 Each Home Separately $975,000. The Complete Estate $1,925,000. "Twin Dolphin Point" NEW LISTINGGreat 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 $1,380,000 "Watch Hill"Scotland Cay 162' of Sea of Abaco Frontage. 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath 2,150 sq.ft. home on two levels with Central A/C, 360 sq.ft. Shop, 260 sq.ft. Bar, 1,137 sq.ft. of covered and open decks. Fabulous views. Private Dock #AB158 NEW LISTING $1,545,000. "Samahab" 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, 1 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 Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores Duplex, Two, 2 Bedroom, 1 bath apartments. Lower 1,022 sq.ft, Upper 1,112 sq.ft. Air-conditioned, Upper decks with great Sea of Abaco views. On almost 1/2 Acre on the "Duck Pond". Private Dock. Good Rental History Great Investment #AB157 NEW LISTING $465,000 "Flower Garden" NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGElbow Cay White Sound 7 Unit Apartment Building, Total of 3,800 sq.ft. Four 1 bedroom, 1 bath units and three 2 bedroom, 1 bath units. All fully Furnished Central A/CLaundry BuildingExcellent Rental History # AB156 NEW LISTING $925,000. "Hope Town Apartments" Green 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 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: Chris Plummer, BRI Assistant District ManagerEstate Agent Green Turtle CayTel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 Cell: (242) 554-9451 e.mail: VHF Channel 16 "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.com6/15/05 Marsh Harbour, Central Cays and South AbacoMan-O-War Cay "Bien Choisi" 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 landscaping. #AB133 UNDER CONTRACT Man-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 $3,900,000Man-O-War Cay-"Czanne" Ocean Beach-front. Superb, beautifully maintained, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 3,300 sq.ft. home on two levels. Wrap-around covered and open decks. Fabulous ocean views. Central A/C, Generator. #AB134 $995,000.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 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 Margot LeeEstate Agent Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 365-6156 Fax: (242) 365-6229 e.mail: Bill JohnstonEstate Agent Marsh Harbour Little HarbourTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6674 e.mail:

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