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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 16, AUGUST 15th, 2005 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 Sandy Point’s Camp Ends with CeremonyEnvironmental Concepts Are Emphasized By Mirella Santillo What way could possibly be better for children to learn about nature, animals, astronomy and conservation than observing first hand? And that is what the children of Sandy Point did during their summer vacation while attending the Environment Camp held for the third year in a row. The campers were divided into two groups: a junior camp for 7 to 9 year olds attended by 10 children and a basic camp for the 10 to 12 year olds in which 27 children participated. The program started with the juniors on June 27th for a three-week period followed by another three weeks for the older kids. The children had classroom sessions every morning and afternoon outdoor activities to back up the academic learning. The camp, sponsored by several benefactors including the Lyford Cay Foundation, Disney Cruise Lines, Friends of the Environment and The Abaco Club of Winding Bay, was organized by Ms. Dianne Claridge and overseen by Ms. Olivia Patterson, who has just graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in marine biology. Olivia was helped by Ms. Brenda Bain, a Sandy Point pre-school teacher who took part in the class room activities and field trips, and by several Earth Watch volPlease see Sandy Point Page 17Abaco Club Hosts JournalistsFor the third year Sandy Point young people were offererd a summer camp by the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey based in Sandy Point. The camp teaches much about nature and conservation. At the closing ceremony the students received certificates acknowle dging their achievements. The program included classroom instruction in the mornings and field trips in the afternoon. Ms. Olivia Patterson, at the back on the right, was in charge of the activities. These campers received special recognition.NEMA Staff Is HonouredA special service held at Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town on August 11 honoured the staff of the Abaco office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Shown here is Mr. Jack Thompson on the left, who was recalled from Canada to be in charge of the NEMA program on Abaco after the two hurricanes of last September. Congratulating him is the Hon. Shane Gibson, Minister of Housing, while Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Abaco’s Director of Tourism looks on. See story on page 2. By Mirella Santillo Only two weeks into the lobster season and the fishermen are reporting a disturbing shortage of crawfish, this Bahamian delicacy so praised by locals and tourists alike. So what do people think is the reason for that? Where have the crustaceans gone? Some blame the shortage on foreigners raiding their traps, not realizing that crawfishing is part of the livelihood of Bahamians. A Marsh Harbour quoted being told by a tourist fishing near his trap, “Man, it’s enough for all of us! Why are you so greedy?” That same fisherman, Mr. Long, said that the first day of the season was good, but since then, he is bringing back home only a few tails. “I only caught seven tails on Tuesday,” he said, “not enough to sell to the fish house.” A resident of Sandy Point, Mr. Stanley The Abaco Club of Winding Bay hosted journalists from Nassau on July 21 to let them see the progress since their last visit. Shown here are the cottages down near the water of which 17 are completed.Where Are the Crawfish Gone? Please see Crawfish Page 11


Page 2 The Abaconian August 15, 2005 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 “B” East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday • Depart Marsh Harbour Monday • Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday • Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday • Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday • Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday • Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday • Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday • Arrive Marsh Harbour is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has opened it’s new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-3673450 Fax.# 242-3673451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee AviationBy Richard E. Fawkes The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Abaco, whose staff grew to 11 during the course of government recovery efforts over the last year following the devastation of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in September, held its final thanksgiving service last Thursday at Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town. “I am pleased with the results,” the Hon. Shane Gibson, Min. of Housing and National Insurance. His Department of Housing worked closely with NEMA in the rebuilding and repairs of homes throughout Abaco. “Three and a half million dollars were spent on Abaco alone in the reconstruction of properties totaling 51 homes built, 50 homes repaired and 3,000 repair vouchers awarded.” Announcing that all of the reconstruction work in Abaco was complete, Mr. Gibson paid special tribute to Prime Minister Perry Christie, who had the vision of rebuilding and set the process in motion; the Hon. Melanie Griffin, Min. of Social Services and Community Development, whose ministry was a major partner; Mr. Jack Thompson, who headed the NEMA operation on Abaco and is now Controller of the Road Traffic Department in Nassau; and Mr. Neil Campbell, assistant administrator who took over from Mr. Thompson as NEMA coordinator on Abaco. The NEMA staff has now been reduced to include Mr. Campbell; Mr. Roger Smith; Mr. Richard Gibbs of Housing; and Ms. Elaine Martinborough. The office remains active, however, as part of the emergency management operations on Abaco to assist with planning for readiness in response to natural disasters such as hurricanes. Mr. Silbert Mills, Pastor of Friendship Tabernacle, preached a sermon in which he praised NEMA for practicing Jesus’ beatitude of “Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy.” He said NEMA shall receive the mercy of more charitable contributions because of its being merciful to those who needed help following the hurricanes.NEMA Gives Thanks Again!Abaco Print Shop for All Your Printing NeedsAbaco Shopping Center • Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Open 9 am 5 pm • Mon. Fri.Ten members of various Bahamian publications were hosted at the Abaco Club at Winding Bayon July 21 for a tour of the facilities and to get an update on the progress there. The layout is very impressive with $80 million having been spent so far. The completed project is budgeted to be $285 million. A notable feature that permeates nearly every view is the links golf course, modeled after the original courses in Scotland which follow the natural flow of the land. It is amazing to see thousands of feet of grass as smooth as a billiard table and a brilliant green meandering through the Abaco coppice. Even for a non-golfer, the course is impressive and appears challenging. Although barely six months old, the links course is gathering high accolades from the golfing establishment. Even at this early stage it is rated as a top course in the Caribbean. The final four holes are on a bluff alongside the raw Atlantic. This exposure is guaranteed to test the best golfers when the winter winds are off the ocean. A driving and teaching range near the first hole is sculpted and dotted with hazards similar to those about to be encountered as the game begins. The sole owner of the Abaco Club, Mr. Peter de Savary, spent four years searching the Caribbean for the right location to build the links course he had in mind. This is not a course laid out on flat land with landscaping thrown in. It flows through the site utilizing beach and sea exposures and circumvents a daunting rock quarry. The course is woven through the varied landPlease see Abaco Club Page 8Abaco Club’s Progress Is Showcased for Press


August 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 LISTINGSHOPE TOWN/ ELBOW CAY! WHITE SOUND Ocean lot with100 feet on the water x 300 feet deep. A beautiful waterfront building site, on the Atlantic Ocean, just steps away from the public dock and sandy beach. Excellent elevation and lush natural vegetation. Offered at $600,000. Internet Reference #2866. Call Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 WHITE SOUND 1.034 acres with lisensed dock slip, excellent elevation, view of Atlantic and White Sound Harbour. $550,000. Listing # 2735 Call: Kerry Sullivan 242-366-0040. IN TOWN 97 ft. x 62 ft. lot for $200,000. #2806 Call Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 DORROS COVE Lot #13 with dock slip and Atlantic views. Walk to Tahiti Beach. $250,000. Internet Ref. #2344 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 MARNIE’S LANDING High elevation lot with dock slip. Atlantic Ocean views. 100' along road and 200' facing East to oceanside. $275,000. Call Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143TILLOO CAY! TILLOO BEACH SUB. Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $85,000. #1836. TILLOO CAY SEA TO SEA 3 3/4 acres $715,000. Inernett. Ref. #1884LUBBERS QUARTERS! JACK’S 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.LUBBERS QUARTERS! NEW LISTING AOC Great building sites, one lot off the Sea of Abaco with access to public beach 300 feet away. These won’t last! Lot 82 AOC $118,000 Lot 83 AOC $106,000GUANA CAY! BUILD YOUR VACATION HOME! 135’ x 165’ lot $145,000. Ref. #2499GREEN 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: 242-4775821MARSH 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. #2719OLE 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. #2694BAHAMA PALM SHORES! SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $47,000. TREASURE CAY Stan Sawyer Tel: 242-365-8198 Cell: 242-477-5821 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 won’t last! $425,000. Internet Ref. #1851 Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 MARSH HARBOUR APARTMENT BUILDINGS!Internet Ref. #1669!3 Duplex Apartment Bldgs.!Great location in town!Each Duplex is comprised of two 2 bed 1 bath apts. 750 sq. ft. each!Furnished & A/C!Landscaping/mature trees!Great Rental HistoryEach Duplex for sale at $300,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “GAZEBO VILLAS”!Internet Ref. #2509!Two Waterfront villas in Hope Town Village!Each with 2 bed 2 baths upstairs & spacious living areas downstairs!Short walk to white sand beach!Fully furnished, R/O water system!Back-up generator, laundry bldg.!Professionally landscaped!Excellent rental history$1,490,000 for bothKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “RUDY’S PLACE RESTAURANT”!Internet Ref. #2681!Well established, fully licensed restaurant and bar!Manager’s house – 840 sq. ft.!6 lots totaling 1.3 acres!Fabulous elevation with endless views of the Sea of Abaco, the lighthouse, and the Atlantic Ocean!Dock access!Exellent for further development$1,500,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040August 15, 2005 More Exclusive Listings in Section B Page 3 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION ONE!Internet Ref. #2753!Charming duplex!2 bed 1 bath downstairs!1 bed 1 bath upstairs!Second floor balcony!Attached Garage!Spacious 15,000 sq. ft. lot!Sandy beach nearby!Peaceful environment with native Bahama parrot habitat$250,000 Laurie Schreiner: 242-367-5046 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “WINDOVER”!Internet Ref. #2638!Island Style 3 bed 2.5 bath!Covered verandahs!Extended decks & Gazebo!Great views of the Atlantic Ocean & Sea of Abaco!Central A/C!Home on two lots, with beautiful gardens!10 KW diesel generator & more$1,400,000 Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 NEW LISTING LUBBERS QUARTERS HOTEL RESORT!Internet Ref. #2644!Own a business in paradise!!4 Fully equipped furnished homes on six lots!240 feet of sandy beachfront!200 foot dock/Four 20’ boats!Backup generator!Lush tropical gardens, Tiki huts, two cabanas & more!Established turn-key operation$2,900,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 LUBBERS QUARTERS “OCEANVIEW COTTAGE”!Internet Ref. #2849!Secluded 2b/2b hillside home!50 ft. above sea-level with Spectacular sea views!French doors opening onto screened, wrap around porch!Energy efficient Solar powered home with propane appliances!Hardwood floors & Italian tiles$512,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 NEW LISTING LONG BEACH OCEANFRONT HOME!Internet Ref. #2816!30 miles south of Marsh Hbr.!Spacious 4 bed 2.5 bath!Superior construction designed to hurricane standards with 12 foot in-ground piers, 4’ supporting piers & 18 inch concrete foundation!Excellent elevation with panoramic oceanviews!Hardwood floors & more$649,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-367-5046 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “SWEET HAVEN”!Internet Ref. #2825!White Sound!4b/2b, 1,800 sq. ft. built as a duplex easy to convert back!Excellent rental potential!New Bermuda roof!Ocean view!Wrap around deck!Large yard, no zoning!Good elevation$360,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “SILVER PLUME”!Internet Ref. #2649!Spectacular ocean views!Island Style elevated home!2 bedrooms 2 baths!Cozy V-joint wood interior!Tiled floors!Wrap around deck with views of Hope Town lighthouse and the sea!Ground level outdoor shower$875,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 UNDER CONTRACTHOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY Fully furnished Loyalist style 2 bed 1 bath cottage with covered porch. Large lot with ocean view. Second floor framed out for Master suite or 1 bed studio with separate entrance. Ground floor storage. $360,000. Internet Ref. #2584 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “LAS OLAS”!Internet Ref. #2871!Oceanfront cottage!Near the Sea Spray Resort!2 bedrooms 1 bath!950 sq. ft. living space!Terracotta tiled floors!Panel wood interior!Wrap around deck!Ocean views & surf!Natural beauty & tranquility$875,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN HARBOUR “SWEETING’S LANDING”!Internet Ref. #2911!3b/2b harbour front home with additional water front lot kitty corner to the property!1300 square feet plus 2nd floor bonus space!Quality construction 7 years old!Covered & screened sitting porch!Excellent docking space!Nicely landscaped$1,800,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 NEW LISTING NEWUNDER CONTRACT TILLOO CAY A VIEW FROM EVERY ROOM!!!!Internet Ref. #2886!Waterfront residence!5 bedrooms 4 baths!Two private Master Suites!Large kitchen, open to Great Room!Expansive decks!Deepwater dock w/ boatlift!1.8 Acre Property$1,800,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “LADY BUG LOFT”!Internet Ref. #1975!Overlooking Tahiti Beach!3 bed 2 bath 1600 sq. ft. two storey island home!2nd floor loft with fabulous views of Sea of Abaco!Wrap around deck!Central A/C!Spacious 21,113 sq. ft. lot!Private dock slip$920,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “HILL TOP”!Internet Ref. #2855!Beautifully restored 3 bed 1 bath heritage home!Double lot on highest elevation in Hope Town Village!One block off the water!Panoramic views from 144 sq. ft. roof top gazebo!Lush tropical garden & very private outdoor living space$850,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0040


Page 4 The Abaconian August 15, 2005 Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsVisitors to our P P P P P ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery are always welcomeVisit Abaco’s 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 F F F F F riday riday riday riday riday 5pm Until 5pm Until 5pm Until 5pm Until 5pm UntilSee a different part of Abaco and have lunch at our beach front pub News of the CaysLocal Pool a Labor of LoveBy Lindsey Delaplaine After years of hard work and enormous amounts of time given by a volunteer committee, the swimming pool is finally open. August 15 is scheduled to be the first afternoon the pool will be open to the public. The Hope Town Community Pool Committee has been working to build the pool since October of 1998 when an anonymous community member initially offered a challenge to the town. The donor, a follower of the Hope Town Swim Club, would give $10,000 as seed money towards a community pool if the community raised the rest. Nearly seven years and $200,000 in hard earned donations later, all of the work has paid off and the pool is ready to be used. The pool committee is comprised of Don and Carrie Cash, Craig and Linda Knowles, Chris and Peggy Thompson, Clay and Lisa Wilhoyte and Kevin Albury. “Kevin was amazing,” said Carrie Cash. “He was the contractor and he just kept plugging along, keeping it going and making it happen for the last five years.” It was a long road to get the pool finished. Although work began in the fall of 1998 with the removal of trees to clear the way for the pool, Hurricane Floyd, which struck in the fall of 1999, set the pool committee back at least a year. They had difficulty working with the land in Taylor Park where is the pool is located. The land, which was originally swamp, was filled with spoil from the dredging process of the channel into the harbour. However, the fill wasn’t solid enough to keep the heavy machinery from sinking when it was brought in start the foundation. Concrete supports were sunk to provide more stability for the pool. Raising the money for the pool was a time consuming process. Cash says the first $80,000 was easy to raise, but the other $110,000 took time. That was time well spent. Not only is the pool finished, but the committee has an endowment of $10,000 a year for maintenance. Big plans are already underway for the new pool. Cash says they are going to rebuild the swim club, start swim classes, use it for physical education classes for the Hope Town School this fall and make it available for training for the upcoming Swim-A-Thon fund raiser which will be held on October 8 or 9. Swimmers who enter will swim from Boat Harbour to White Sound, either on their own or as part of a relay team. The pool will also be open to the community. Annual memberships will be offered as well as day passes.Summer Camp is a Community AffairBy Lindsey Delaplaine Thirteen years ago Jim Laughlin held his first summer camp in Hope Town. This year the camp, run by Jim and his wife Marjorie, saw 90 kids have a chance to try sailing, windsurfing and play four square outside the Sailing Club. The idea for the camp came from two places, said Laughlin. “The motivation, on my part, came from wanting to get involved in the town. I saw my dad, who built a house here in the 1950s and who knew everyone in Hope Town, losing touch with the younger generation. I didn’t want that to happen, I wanted to know all of the kids when I turned 60. Also, although it isn’t as true any more, it used to be that there weren’t many options for kids here in the summer.” The camp serves kids from ages 4 – 16 and most of the local kids have grown up going through the program. With such strong roots, running the camp has become a community wide effort. Housing for the camp councilors was donated by Jim’s parents, Jim and Julia Laughlin, John and Ann Sweeney, Steve and Betty Roberts, Steve Best and Hope Town Hideaways. Transportation was pitched in by the Iduses and Island Marine. Froggies made a discounted trip for the campers possible. A number of people donated food including Cracker P’s, Harbour View Grocery and Vernon’s Grocery. Parents of kids who have been going for years like Karen Lowe and Kevin and Evette Albury do all that they can to help make the program a success. Other long-term visitors have gotten in on the act as well. Anne Adair and her husband Mike, who passed away last year, have been volunteering with the camp for years. Anne returned this year with friends from Florida to help teach the kids. “It’s a great way to get everyone together and have a lot of fun,” said Laughlin. They are hoping that the Taylor Park ball field will be up and running for next July’s camp so they have more space to play games, an important part of the camp experience. “It’s great fun for me,” said Laughlin, “and a Hope Town Pool Committee Member Carrie Cash works on cleaning the pool as one of the final touches before the opening on August 15th. The Committee was been working for seven years to get to this day. Photo by Matt McCoy. CaysFrom Page 17


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Page 6 The Abaconian August 15, 2005 By Mirella Santillo Summer vacation is nearly over and on September 5th school will resume again for most of the children on Abaco. On the eve of this new school year, parents need to think about their expectations regarding their children’s academic performance. They need to consider how involved they will be this year with the school their chld is attending. In a discussion about schools and education, Ms. Felamease Sawyer, a curriculum officer with the Department of Education, expressed her concern about the academic level of the public school students, “Too many children are lacking academically,” she said. “They are not up to their grade level. I am disturbed to see the number of students underachieving, especially in mathematics and language arts.” She is appealing to the parents. “Support your children. Parents, you need to know what is happening with your children’s curriculum, you need to get involved and help them at home. Education is a circle,” she went on, “Teacher, student and parent; once one of these links is broken, so is the education process.” “Abaconians need to take serious consideration of where they want our students to go for the future. It is time for Abaco to speak out and say what it wants! We need to orient students and see that each group is educated accordingly. It should not be left to the Education Department to decide. We (teachers and parents) have to prepare the children, we have to teach them to be good citizens of our country. We must teach them pride in their surroundings. Culture is important.” Ms. Sawyer was principal of the Hope Town School from 1987 to 1990; then principal of the Marsh Harbour Primary school from 1990 to 1997 at which time she left for Minnesota to complete her bachelor’s degree. Two years later she was back in Marsh Harbour where she has since occupied the functions of curriculum officer. As a educator she is very much involved in the academic progress of the students on Abaco. Her duties involve overseeing curriculum, making sure that the teachers are using the right methodology and strategy in their teaching approach. She organizes work shops for teachers of public and private schools and academic competitions for students in spelling, mathematics and speech skills. She organizes the administration of the national exams. From them anyone can see that the students are lacking in writing skills, mathematics application and reading comprehension. Her advice to teachers to increase academic achievement and students’ interest is to teach according to the learning skills of the children. The Department of Education has been gearing teachers towards recognizing these different skills and creating learning groups within a classroom to accommodate different levels of learning among the students. Parents’ involvement in their children’s education has been mentioned many times during the last school year by principals,Schools Will Soon Reopenteachers and guest speakers. Mr. Euthal Green, Principal of Abaco Central High School, expressed the hope that with this coming year, parents would manifest more interest in their children’s academic performance. At St. Francis graduation Administrator Neil Campbell reminded the parents that they had to invest time in their children’s future. So parents, mark your calendar. School resumes on September 5. Beginning then, be prepared to assist your children with homework, ask questions about the events of their school day, be aware of the school calendar, of PTA meetings and of parents/ teachers conferences. Get involved! B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdT T T T T el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 7 7 7 7 7 .2 .2 .2 .2 .2 798 F 798 F 798 F 798 F 798 F ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 7 7 7 7 7 .5098 .5098 .5098 .5098 .5098


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm • Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKES By Mirella Santillo Abounding in plant and sea life, Sandy Point enjoyed the visits of many botanists and scientists this summer. Earth Watch members, the Bahama parrot study group, botanists doing research on mangroves and marine biologists interested in marine mammals came and studied. At the same time the Sandy Point Environmental Camp for children was taking place and three Earth Watch members and a marine biologist were still present at the time of the Camp‘s closing on August 10th. Most of them actually participated in some of the camp activities, chaperoning, teaching or just helping. Ms. Sonia Park, a fourth grade teacher from West Hollywood, California, ended her two week stay on August 12. She accompanied the members of the Environmental Camp on the last day of the camp when they went out on a dolphin watch. She said “During the next school year I will emphasize live science and marine biology as a result of my stay on Abaco.” Ms. Dottie Goldstein, also an Earth Watch volunteer from Los Angeles, California, and a special education teacher, spent two weeks in Sandy Point, a few days in Hope Town and a few days in Nassau before going back home. She was a spectator of the camp activities but helped putting data into and matching data for proper identification. It was her first time on Abaco and she “really enjoyed it.” Ms. Amanda Staab, Earth Watcher and ninth grade teacher from Oakland, California, enjoyed her ten days visit to Sandy Point. “It was my first time on Abaco and in The Bahamas. I went snorkeling and kayaking with the children, but I really came to help Ms. Claridge with the dolphins and whales survey. It was an amazing experience to see the community involvement in the camp and the projects,” she commented. Mr. Tod Pusser, a marine biologist from North Carolina, came for a twoweek visit to do research on the beaked whales with Ms. Claridge, whom he had met in 1995 during his first visit to Abaco. Mr. Pusser, who works for the Woodshall Oceanic Institute, had just come back from Genoa, Italy, where he was studying the Cuvier’s whale, another species of beaked whale, which are not very common. There are about 20 species of beaked whales and the one studied here by Ms Claridge is the dense beaked whale which inhabits Bahamian waters all year round. The biologists used a pole to tag the whales with a recording device that enabled them to find out how deep they went, what they foraged on and recorded their voices. They found out that beaked whales can dive for as long as one hour twenty minutes, as deep as 2000 meters, “a feat that seems to defy the laws of physiology,” said Mr. Pusser. Scientists are just beginning to learn about these whales and not much is known yet. After leaving Sandy Point, Mr. Pusser planned to go to Walker’s Cay to photograph spotted dolphins and whales. NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayScientists Assisted with Whale Studies


Page 8 The Abaconian August 15, 2005The 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: Lindsey Delaplaine, Jason Evans, Richard Fawkes, Lee Pinder, Shawn Roberts Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abaco’s 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 Moore’s Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $40.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Dave RalphThe Editor S The Editor S The Editor S The Editor S The Editor S ays . ays . ays . ays . ays . Changes and the Evolution of This PaperIt is not a secret and we will share the information with our readers. The Abaconian newspaper is for sale. We have been quietly letting persons know that this paper is for sale for the past year but a recent article in the Nassau Tribune brought it to the forefront. The editor was looking for business information on a slow day and asked if he could run a teaser on The Abaconian to fill the space. It was wonderful exposure on the front page of the Nassau Tribune’s business section but the publicity caught us by surprise. The Abaconian has been growing steadily for the 12 years we have been publishing the paper. We are working harder and longer hours as the paper expands but our growth is not due to our effort. We are just keeping up with Abaco’s expanding economy. The paper began as a 12-page monthly in 1993 and by November 1998 it had grown to the point that we began publishing it twice monthly. When the paper exceeds 40 pages, which is the limit for a single press run with our printer in Miami, two press runs are required, creating the two sections that are now normal. The paper has reached a stage where we should advance again and become a weekly of 24 or 28 pages. However, this involves a major shift in our scheduling and work load. Our present twice-monthly schedule allows some leeway in the production process whereas a weekly publication will require a rigid schedule. It is much easier with our amateur staff, ourselves included, to remain as a twice-monthly paper. Another reason we are considering a change is that our age in not in our favor. We both are feeling the increased work load, and the late nights are wearing thin. Abaco’s steady growth means the work load will increase and the paper will continue to grow. We feel it is time for a younger person to bring new vitality and energy to the paper. Change can bring about new life and new ideas. Many of us do not like change. We are comfortable with our present circumstances. But in life, change is constant, sometimes barely perceptible while at other times quite obvious. We tend to resist but we can never stop it from happening. However, we must adapt to the changes and utilize them to our benefit. We have enjoyed the challenge the paper has presented to us, but we feel the time is right for a major change. We have watched many changes on Abaco over the years, as roads connected settlements, as towns got power and phone service. In our early days, we attended weddings of friends whose education ended at the eighth grade, the highest grade available at that time. Now we see the grandchildren of those unions attending colleges in other countries. Just as changes occurred in the past, changes are going to continue to affect Abaco in the future. Progress cannot be stopped. It is pleasant to reminisce on the past but look at how much better life is with better homes, supermarkets with fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products, and shops providing most of the goods used by modern society. There are more choices in housing, schools, transportation and more importantly jobs. Fifty years ago, steady employment with a regular income was rare. In 50 years, Abaco has advanced from virtually a subsistence economy to a modern technically-advanced society with: • cell phones extending into the Mud, Pigeon Peas and Sand Banks immigrant settlements. • fishermen using satellite navigation to locate their crawfish drops. • a Man-O-War boatyard building seaworthy fiberglass speed boats of such high quality that a license has been granted to a firm in Florida to duplicate the boats. Abaco people are embracing technology and education as it moves into the 21st century. Even we have been caught up in the technology euphoria. It has been the personal computer that has enabled us to produce The Abaconian in our home office. The paper began with simple ads and stories pasted onto grid sheets. These were sent to our Miami printer to be photographed along with our photographs to be half-toned and inserted into the paper. The paper is now generated entirely on our computers including photographs and sent to Miami as a high resolution PDF file over a DSL Internet connection. Technology is allowing us to accomplish more in the same amount of time. It is time for us to move on and to allow others to take the paper to the next level into the 21st century as Abaco continues to lead the nation in growth. We look forward to finding someone with the drive and experience to accomplish this, who will be committed to Abaco and will support the orderly growth of Abaco. scape on high and low ground. It was said an experienced golfer can play the course on 3.5 hours whereas a novice may take 6 hours to finish his game. Mr. de Savary spoke to the group at lunch and highly praised the local Abaco work force and contractors. He was very pleased with the quality of the work and the expertise exhibited by the contractors. He was quite adamant that there was no need to bring in outside contractors. Abaco Club staff numbers 114. Bahamians and 14 foreigners. Ten of the Bahamian staff have received promotions. The striking club house was designed by local architect Tim Neil and is engineered for wind gusts to 200 miles per hour. It was tested by Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne last year without incident. The airy building sits high above the water on a headland with striking south and westerly views across the protected bay onto the WindingAbaco Club’s Golf Course Is Spectacular Abaco ClubFrom Page 2 Bay beach. Looking to the east across the 18th green is the Atlantic Ocean. As spectacular as this club-house is in design and location, a larger clubhouse has yet to be built. Under construction are twenty one-room villas of 650 square feet plus a covered porch with a woven coconut frond roof. These are due to be finished by November 1 and are quite plush nestled in the native tropical settings. Fifty more of these hotel-type villas will be built with some on the lake and others on the shore of the bonefishing marls. Club membership for the exclusive 520acre resort now stands at 100 members. Membership is $65,000. Members are not required to own property but may rent accommodations. Seventyfive furnished oceanfront cottages are available to purchase starting at $1.75 million. Sixty home sites, beginning at $1.5 million are available for purchasers to build their own home. Besides the championship golf course, other recreation includes tennis, kayaking, wind surfing, Hobie sailing, scuba diving, bonefishing, deep sea fishing and horseback riding. A separate building adjoining the clubhouse houses a world class spa with an exercise room, masseuses, sauna and steam room. A huge tent houses specialized activities for the children of guests. On their departure, Mr. de Savary wants his guests to have gained some knowledge of Abaco’s culture, heritage and geography and take it home with them. The Abaco Club at Winding Bay hosted journalists from Nassau to show the progress that the resort is making. They are shown here on the beach. The reception center gives visitors their first impression of this high-end resort limited to members and their guests. A variety of cottages, villas and beachfront homes are available to members. Recreational facilities are extensive and the staff caters to the visitors’ every whim. The club house is situated on the headland overlooking the beautiful water of Winding Bay and the two-mile beach. On the other side the view is out over the 18th green of the golf course and on to the Atlantic Ocean. Views do not come any more spectacular.


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 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 regulationsJun 2005Order The Abaconian Today• Community events • New business ventures • Changes in airline service • Actions by local government 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: 8902 N Military Trail FR181, Palm Beach Garden, FL 33410 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below White Sound, Elbow Cay FULL SERVICE MARINA• 50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Fresh Water Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS One, two & three bedroom units On the ocean & harbour Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : • www.seasprayresort.comBoat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House R R R R R es es es es es t t t t t aur aur aur aur aur ant ant ant ant antCome for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Stew Fish Chicken Souse Cornbeef & Grits Steam Sausage & Grits Remember Hope Town Marsh Harbour ferry service on Friday and Saturday nights Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope TownBy Jason Evans Three members of the First Abaco Scout Troop had the privilege of sailing for four days on the S/V William H. Albury the only Bahamian schooner afloat. Every year Sea Base High Adventure puts on a program for American and Bahamian Scouts. There are usually nine boats, full of Scouts, going in and out of Marsh Harbour. They sponsor a week of sailing for Abaco Scouts. Only three Abaco Scouts went this year and there were Stephen Johnson, Alexander Wilmore and Jason Evans. All of us have been Scouting for eight years and have taken many Scout trips together. We had an experience of a lifetime. It was fun but the Scouts had to contribute a lot towards the boat. We had to cook all of the meals, stand watch if the weather started to get bad, raise and lower all of the sails and, of course, clean the boat “from bow to stern.” The first day was probably the roughest because everyone had to learn how to handle the sails and where to put them. There were also painful things to learn like where not to hit your head. After that, everything came naturally. We sailed from the Conch Inn dock onAbaco Scouts Learn Sailing TechniquesThe S/V William H. Albury, the last schooner built in Man-O-War in the early 1960s was built by renown “Uncle Will” Albury. Originally named Esperanto, it suffered the indignity of being washed ashore in Marsh Harbour during Hurricane Betsy in 1965. Later it was renamed the William H. Albury and represented The Bahamas in the fleet of Tall Ships in 1976 sailing into New York harbour to commemorate the Bicentennial of the United States. It now is used by the Sea Base High Adventure program of the Boy Scouts to teach sailing techniques to Scouts from throughout the States. Monday to Foot’s Cay where we swam and dove conch to make conch salad. The next day we sailed to Manjack Cay and had an awesome swim around an old wrecked barge. We also went ashore and built a fire on the beach. The next morning we got up bright and early and had a swim on the Atlantic side of Manjack. We sailed to Green Turtle Cay where we went into town for a great lunch. We came back to the boat for a lovely swim. In about an hour we were underway sailing for Baker’s Bay where we would overnight. The final day came; we got up and set sail for Marsh Harbour where we hoped our parents would greet us (which they did). Time was winding down as one of the best boating trips in our lives would soon be over. The trip was awesome. The captain and mate were great and we definitely want to do it again next year. 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


Page 10 The Abaconian August 15, 2005By Richard E. Fawkes The year 2004 was a momentous, lifechanging one for 53-year-old Monica Adderley of Spring City. It opened with her being summarily dismissed from her job of 28 years with a terse “Your services are no longer required” letter and closed with her mother and husband of 36 years dying three weeks apart in November and December, respectively. But recently, after handing ASP Wayne Miller a $1,000 cheque in observance of the first anniversary of Island Care Wireless to help buy instruments for the newly formed Abaco Police Community Youth Band, Ms. Adderley was able to express her thanks for a successful year by giving something back to the community. Island Care Wireless is a small business in Marsh Harbour she started last year July with the help of her four sons. “It was a scary time,” said Ms. Adderley, a woman who projects calm self assurance and sparkles with an easy smile. “I couldn’t get another job because of my age. Private and government employers would tell me frankly I was too old! Yet, on the other hand, they would advertise for persons with at least six to eight years’ experience for a particular position. It didn’t make sense. I would like to see legislation barring employment discrimination based upon age. People like me still have a lot to contribute.” Ms. Adderley was dismissed from her accounting job at Abaco Wholesale, a division of Abaco Markets Limited, during a period when the company was engaging in drastic cuts as it downsized and reorganized in an attempt to stem a prolonged financial haemorrhaging. When her sons suggested the wireless business, she was unsure of whether she could venture into such a high-tech area. “I knew nothing about cellular phones and the electronics market,” she said. In addition, just as the business was being organized, the two hurricanes struck. The store’s location, the Barclay’s Bank complex near the traffic light, suffered some of the most severe flooding. The back-to-back hurricanes were soon chased by the back-to-back tragedies of the loss of her mother and husband. Through it all, Ms. Adderley, a grandmother of seven who also serves as her church’s treasurer, said the store rallied. “The community was great,” she said, adding, “The products and services we sell are in high demand. It has turned out to be a very good year.” Island Care Wireless, which is licensed by Batelco as a sub-agent, carries stateof-the art cellular telephones for GSM and TDMA services, accessories, prepaid cards and computerized games such as Play Station and X-Box. Ms. Adderley, who says with pride that she is now savvy and comfortable with this high-tech, youth-oriented environment, pointed to the work the band is doing with young people as the main reason Island Care Wireless selected it for the donation. “Keeping children and young people occupied is a real challenge,” she said. “You know, ‘Idle hands ...’ The band seems to generate a lot of enthusiasm among the young people, and I want to support that.” ASP Miller, officer-in-charge of Abaco who conceived the idea of the band as part of the police’s urban renewal efforts, was pleased a company like Island Care Wireless, which caters so much to the youth culture, chose to make the contribution. “I hope other citizens will follow this example,” said Mr. Miller, who said the response to the community youth band by young people throughout the community has been enthusiastic. Mr. Miller, who himself served for 16 years in the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band is so thrilled and energized by the response of the youth that he finds time daily to participate in the band’s training at Central Abaco Primary School as an instructor of flute and drums. At the moment, ASP Miller said, most of the youths are from Central Abaco with one student coming over by boat from Lubber’s Quarters to participate. He anticipates that bands will be formed in North and South Abaco eventually. Sgt. Hutcheson, the band’s instructor who also served in the RBPFB, said 40 to 45 boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 16 have joined the band. They are receiving instruction in music theory, practice, drilling and discipline. Mr. Miller said parental response has been tremendous with some families makMrs. Monica Adderley, owner and manager of Island Care Wireless, is seen here donating a cheque in the amount of $1,000 to ASP Wayne Miller, officer-in-charge, Abaco, to benefit the Police Community Youth Band in purchasing instruments. Ms. Adderley said her business made the donation as a thank you to the community for supporting it during its first year of operation, which it is observing this month. Also pictured are band director Sgt. Hutcheson; drill instructor Cpl. Lisa Campbell; band member Sheress Cooper, a fifth-grader at Long Bay School; and band member Kendero Murray, an 11th-grade student at Abaco Central High School. Photo by Richard FawkesLocal Business Supports Youth Band Please see Donation Page 11 Is your property inland (over 100ft. from waterfront) with buildings between you and the waterfront? Was your property undamaged by the 2004 hurricanes? 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August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 15 ASP Miller thanked all those people in the community who had assisted and donated resources. “It is only through effective partnership that we as a community can successfully bring about change and improve the lives of ordinary citizens. Today we have accomplished the primary objectives set by the Commissioner of Police as it relates to policeheld summer youth programmes. That is to bridge the gap between the youth of our nation and the police; to foster a better relationship with our young people; and to educate our young people about Police CampFrom Page 14Campers Came from Central and North Abacothe ill effects of crime and illicit and antisocial behaviour.” Officers involved in the organization of the summer programme were invited forward to be publically thanked. The team in North Abaco, which was headed by W/Sgt.Johnson, also included WPC Whymms, PC Mackey, newly appointed District Constable Ms. Athena Mackey and parents Ms. Bain and Ms. Murray. For Central Abaco the officers were W/ Corp. Campbell, W/Sgt. Moxey and Officer Charles. Certificates of participation were awarded to all campers with many also receiving an additional certificate for 100 percent attendance. The most improved student award was presented to 14-yearold Tamiko Williams while two-year-old Jermier Stuart received an award for being not only the youngest but also the most helpful student. Awards were presented to the facilitators and to businesses and individuals in the community who had assisted. The officers presented an award to ASP Miller “for without his vision it could not have happened.” Some talented performances were presented showcasing the many gifts of these young people and the programme closed with a surprise Junkanoo rush out. Adorning the wall above the stage was a colourful banner made by the children depicting a coral reef and tables off to the side held displays of a variety of attractive craft items completed by the various age groups. ASP Miller thanked the parents who ensured that their children participated in what was offered and left the young people with the request “to continue to live up to those things that you have learned over the course of these few weeks and remember to be the best that God intends for you to be.”


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August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 Diamente Dental ClinicDr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S. Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6 P.O. Box AB 20579 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Website: (appointments can be made online) Tel: 242-367-4968 • Fax: 242-367-3001 Emergency 242-554-8327 Email: • Dr. Barry L. Russell August 26 of the Bahamas Orthodontic Center Orthodontics (Braces) • Dr. Kendal Major August 24 Periodontics (gum disease) Implants • Dr. J. Denise Archer Mondays Saturdays General Dentistry Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) available way for locals, second home owners and tourists to get to know each other better.” The camp, which runs every July, Monday through Friday from 8:30 – 12:00 is sponsored by the Hope Town Sailing Club. They are working to expand Laughlin’s original goal of promoting sailing to include a winter program for young sailors. This fall will be the first Junior Sailing program. One of the committee members, Ron Engle, brought out one of the boats that will be used in the program, an Optimist Pram, to show the summer camp kids. He even gave a few impromptu lessons. What began as one man’s idea has grown into a huge success and a summer fixture in Hope Town. CaysFrom Page 4 unteers and a marine biologist who were visiting Sandy Point. So the campers had a lot of qualified adult supervision to make the program very interesting. The children learnt about conservation by doing a town clean-up and learning how to make recycled paper, about astronomy during an overnight camping trip on the beach where they built a camp fire and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. They participated in a kayaking expedition in the creek, studied the mangroves and picked shells that they learnt to identify. They visited the Abaco National Park and went looking for Bahama parrots which they were lucky enough to spot. There was a day of snorkeling and, last but not the least, a boat trip to watch the dolphins. Part of the program was also to teach the children how to swim. On August 10th all the children received participation awards. Special awards were given for perfect attendance to Mario Sawyer and Kenneth Miller. Kenneth was also crowned King of the Cans for the second year in a row for gathering the most aluminum cans. He received a poster of The Bahamas Natural Heritage for his dedication to the program. Mario and Kenneth both enjoyed the kayaking over everything else while Tylin Roker thought that snorkeling was the best. Some of the girls’ favorite was feeding of the dolphins. 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 Sandy PointFrom Page 1X Venie Elizabeth Sweeting was born on Man O War Cay Abaco, Bahamas on December the 21st 1926 To Redith and Laura Sweeting. Life was not easy for Venie growing up as a child due to loosing her dad a few months before she was even born to a f atal accident on a tractor. She gave her heart to the Lord at an early age and that helped to get her thro ugh the tough times. She s erved on the church board as a secretary and taught Sunday School for many years. She married Robert Percival Sweeting (PERCY) on June the 30th 1943 at The Bible Truth Hall in Man O War Cay by Mr. Robert Stratton, their best man was Cyril Albury, the maid of h onour was Dorothy Sweeting (Carey), the groomsman was Haziel Albury, the brides maid was Ena Albury and the flower girls were Ida Albury and Beryl Sweeting (Sands). They were blessed with twelve children Redith, Robert, Lil Ernie (deceased), Charlie, Celia, Walter, Peter, Linda, Earnest, Jerry, Brenda and Reginal d. She was known to be a prayer warrior. She would never complain and would always put God and others first. She was always present in church and made sure the children were always there. She was a good cook and cooking for her family and visiting family and ministers was something she loved doing. She enjoye d platting and sewing hats and she ma de sure the children all had one. In her early years of marriage she and Percy moved to Nassau in search of work but after the first 2 children were born th ey missed home so much they returned back. She helped Percy whenever she could whether it was sculling for conchs or traveling with him on their boat selling seafood and clothing goods or taking care of the food and clothing store that they owned. She loved having company and being around her children, family neighbours and friends was something she enjoyed. No better gift could be given to her than having her family around on special occasions to sing and have a meal. Nothing gave her more jo y than holding a newborn baby. She loved her flower garden and could be seen out in the early hours of the morning watering her plants. One of her wishes was to live to see all eleven of her children married and that wish was fu lfilled a few years ago. She never had a brother or siste r but she had a lot of family and friends that she considered were her brothers and sisters. She is survived by: Her husband. Percy Sweeting, and her eleven children Redith, Robert, Charlie, Celia, Walter, Peter, Linda, Earnest, Jerry, Bren da and Reginald. Her son in laws Philip Albury, Eugene Weatherford Rowan Sands. Her Daughter in laws Elaine, Maggie, Winnie, Diane, Evelyn, S ue and Christina. Her Grand Children Debbie, Robbie, Jessica, Kevin, Tommie, John, Andrew, Amos, Jonathan, Rebekah, James, Laura, Beth, Lydia, J eremy, Fred, Nicholas, Leola, Angie, Junea, Joel, Tad Timothy and Nathan. Her Grand son in laws George Malone, Kevin Pinder, Mike Bodamer, Peter Roberts & Nicholas Lowe Her Granddaughter in laws Lori, Dorinda, Sabrina, and Jamie Sweeting. Her Great grandchildren Joshua, Nathaniel, Lil Robbie, Candace, C J, Kayla, Faith, Kale, Felicia, Brianna, Chloe, Kara, Aaliyah Malia, Skyler and Riley Her specialŽ son and daughter in law Mark and Kelly Albury. She is also survived by her Sister in Laws Fannie Sweeting, Sally Sweeting, Beryl Sands and Corene Russell. Her Brother in Laws : Paul Sands and Donald Russell. And many nieces and nephews and cousins. Ma Venie as she was affectionately called will be missed by all. Born: December 21st, 1926 Called Home: August 10th, 2005 Age: 78 years In Loving Memory Of Venie Elizabeth Sweeting Percy & Venie celebrated their 62 nd anniversary on June 30th 2005. I love you Venie Her 11 children right to left top row first Well miss you Mama Found in Mamas Bible: I want to live, so my Lord can use me, anywhere Lord, anytime. Thanks to everyone for your prayers, kind words, flowers, cards,telephone calls and gifts of food. Your care and concern are received with much gratitude. Thanks to Dr. Boyce, Dr. Binard and their nurses for their regular house calls. A very special thank you to Theresa who for seven years has given Mama (and Daddy) such patient, loving care. Thanks also to Bella who would help us to give Theresa a break. To Everyone who participated in any way. May Gods richest blessing be yours in return.. The Family


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He is survived by his mother Marilyn Albury and father Warren Albury; sister Angelita Bethel; brother, Derek Albury; step-grandmother Marjorie McDonald; uncles Patrick Bethel, George Albury, Freddie Albury, Bernard Pinder and Walter Pinder; aunts Margaret Bethel, Mollie Albury, Linda Albury, Joy Stratton, Lucille Albury, Julie Pinder and Jeanne Pinder; cousins Marcus, Colin, Neil, Daren, Mitchell, Susan, Trent, Christina, Ryan, Penny, Stephanie, Henry, Lyn, Kurt, Ian and April; best friend and brother Timmy Roberts; and many other friends and relatives. Grant Johnson passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach on July 12. He is survived by his loving wife, Dona, eight grown children and 11 grandchildren. Mr. Johnson bought property in Marsh Harbour in 1979. He enjoyed his second home here and enjoyed many friendships. He truly thought Abaco was paradise on earth. He was a member of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club. The funeral for Clifton Rolle 67, of Moore’s Island was held in Nassau on June 25. Interment was in Nassau. He is survived by sons Israel, Arlington, Jarval, Mark and Ross Rolle and Pastor Nixon Simms; daughter Vivian Swain; grandchildren Ashley, Isranique and Isron Rolle, Angelique, Devon and D.J. Ferguson, Vivanique, Wendea and Alexis, Kenya, Keva, Kendrick, Kenstallon, Kamilah and Kaylor Simms, Shelton and Shanton Rolle; great grandson Joshua Simms; sister Henrietta Rolle; brothers Udie and Joshua “Baby” Rolle and Wilmore “Slater” Rolle; aunt Dorothy Miller; nieces Carolyn, Patricia, Andrea, Fontella, Angela, Etheria, Patronella, Gigi Patricia, Lenora, Margaret and Michelle Rolle, Kenny Robinson, Dora Dianne and Anastacia Hanna, Phillipa Pinder, Carolyn Moxey, Deidre and Elizabeth Taylor, Linda Hepburn, Jacqueline Mitchell, Cheryl Lightbourne, Patrice Riley, Yolanda Hilton, Petrona Campbell, Shantel. Dames, Pamela Jones, Shaneta Greaves, Deborah Richardson; nephews Rev. Paul Rolle, John. Henry, Charles, Curtis, Steven, Richard, Troy, Udie Jr., Stanford, Emerson, Milton, Willard Jr., Dereck, Michael, Keith and Craig Rolle and Philip Taylor; son-inlaw Alexander Swain; daughters-in-law Jennifer Simms, Angela and Sheinque Rolle; sisters-in-law Irene, Sheila, Theresa and Marjorie Rolle; brother-in-law Wilfred Taylor; godchildren, Basil Stuart and Annie Darville. The funeral for James McBride, 43, of Hard Bargain, Moore’s Island, was held on June 25th at Soul Seeking Evangelistic of Churches International in Hard Bargin. Pastor Anthony Williams officiated assisted by Bishop Daron Sturrup Sr, Pastor Nixon and Pastor Preston Knowles. Interment was in The Bight Public Cemetery on Moore’s Island. He is survived by his wife Betty Viola McBide; three daughters Lakisha, Felecia and Jermeka McBride; sons Frisco and Cordero McBride; stepson Anthony Taylor; grandchildren Donimic Hield, Jr. and Frisco McBride, Jr.; sisters Ruthmae McBride, Bethsheda Mott and Renay Russell; brothers Alfred, Maxwell, Edroy, Utlas, Kingston, Earline McBride, Ednal Swain, Cardinal Gaitor and Percy McBride; uncles Richie and Kingsley McBride and Lawrence Swain; aunt Alice McBride; mother-in-law Doris Dawkins; aunts-in-law Doreen Williams and Pleasant Lee; unclein-law John Lee; sisters-in-law Madine, McKell, Linda, Vernita, Winifred and Delores McBride, Margrete Swain, Dorothy Bryan, Benda Lockhart, Charlene Bevins and Naomi Bain; brothers-in-law Kevin Mott, Hank Russell, James Todd, Cyril Bullard and Calvin Dawkins; nephews Nigel, Jeremy, Alfred Jr, Kemeo, Romeo, Elroy, Raheem, Khadafy, Dencil, Kingston, Jr., Kenton, James, Cardinal, Jr., Shaquell, Gregory, Jr., Cameron, Brandon, James, Fred, Jeffery, Micheal, Edward, Garnet, Quintein, Valentino, Bernadino, Curtis, Brent, Keith; nieces Eunitta, Eulissa, Kaynisha, Maxverna, Khadijah, Nicole, Sharanda, Royann, Zhane, Vanessa, Shatara, Ashley, Kavanti, Ebony, Thelia, Francheska, Hanknique, Doris, Deborah, Clemmy, Linda, Rochelle, Rita, Essie, Atlane, Beatrice, Anna, Judy, Monique, Charlotte, Kim, Vandrea, Jessica, Tanya, Rose; grandnieces and grandnephews; cousins; and many other relatives and friends. Selreta Albertha Edgecombe Gaskin 68, formerly of Cooper’s Town was held on July 9th in Nassau. Internment followed, also in Nassau. She is survived by her husband Michael; sons Romain and Garvin; daughter Nakira; grandchildren Tare, Romain, Michael II, Micah, Symone, Gaskin, and Maleah Wilchcombe; daughter-in-law Tonia Gaskin; son-in-law Morton Wilchcombe Jr.; brothers Medius Edgecombe, Charles Jones, Leonard Grant, and Sherwin “Sharp” Pinder; sisters Movena Mills and Eliza McIntosh; Aunt Joyce Smith; nephews and nieces James, Lowel, Robert, Garneth, Herbert Jr., Johnly, Elva, Sybil, Veola, Merlean, Georgina, Denna, Gretchin, Cynthia, Pearl, Viola, Joycelyn, Lillian, Cleomi, Jenive, Judyann, Lydia, Kaderin, Monique, Michelle, Necola, Rosenell, Elvis, Freddie, Silvan, Gersil, Jenson, Effie, Dwayne, Dwight, Don, Quincy, Primo, Magilee, Pattonia, Shelly, Monique, Renee, Leslie, Ruthellen, Judy, Laura, Kim, Dwight, Gary, Rondre, Brenda, Caroline, Karen, Shanice, Anishka, Clarke, Oscar, Clint, Lisa, Lelani, Jefferson, LaDawn, Gracie and David; sisters-in-law Thelma Edgecombe, Cleotha Edgecombe, Lettymae Jones, Linda Grant, Major Miriam Ford and Yvonne Gaskin; brothers-in-law Rev. Allan J. Mills, Victor McIntosh and Dr. Emerson Gaskin; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Mary Joseph Thassou 41, of Marsh Harbour was held at Change Ministries International in Marsh Harbour, on July 9. Pastor Samuel Cornish officiated assisted by Pastor A.B. Lewis. Interment was in the Coffy Memorial Cemetery in Marsh Harbour. She is survived by her husband Hubert Thassou; mother Amalia Calixte; father Leonard Joseph; children Moses Joseph, Enen, Joseph, Tilus and Lovita Joseph; brothers David Bien-Aime, Albert and Ivan Joseph; sister Fredricka Joseph; grandchildren; Sharene, Amanda, Maryanda, Allintino, Moses Jr., Kiara and Jimmy Jr.; stepchildren Bernard and Berline Thassou;Obituaries of Relatives and Friends Please see Obituaries Page 19


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 Oceanfrontier Log CabinsRental and Vacation Club Memberships On Beautiful Guana Cay Beach Six two-bedroom cabins sleep six, queen size bed in loft, kitchenette, private deck, full bath, short walk to townRent by the day or weekCall now 888-541-1616 or 519-389-4846 Website: E-mail: Blue SkyGALLERYOriginal Art !" Prints !" Framing Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Malcolm Rae William Johnson Shula Raney Alvin Moss Photography by TuppyLocal Artists Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Dion Lewis Located Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579 son-in-law Germany Tilus; nieces Christina, Davida, Jennifer and Marsha; nephews Daniel and David Jr.; godchildren Katie Ettienne and Kalisha; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral of Daniel Mitchell, 58, of Murphy Town was held on July 23 in Nassau. Interment was in Nassau. He is survived by his mother Prophetess Melvese Mitchell; children SusanMitchell Robinson, Stephen, Andrew, Shane and Sean Mitchell; sisters Priscilla Richardson; Pastor Martha Storr and Deaconess Mary Mitchell; grandchildren Israel, Lashunda and Treneil; aunts Agnes Griffin and Edith Cooper; uncles George and Edward Wilson and Rev. Ronald Swann; nieces Tamara, Shantelle, Zhavonne, Keisha and Tramaine; nephews Carlon, Rorey and Jamaal; daughter-in-law Kizzie Mitchell; son-in-law Trevor Robinson; mother-in-law Ida Smith; brothers-in-law Deacon Lionel Richardson, Bishop Reynold Storr, Wendall Deveaux, Cedric Deveaux and Kermit Mackey; sisters-in-law Altymease Murray, Linda Rahming; Celsior Deveaux; Althea Moss; Beryl Ferguson, Angeline Moss and Venice Collie; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Rosamae Russell Sands, 60, of Cooper’s Town was held on August 6th at the Church of God Cathedral in Cooper’s Town. Bishop Archilus Cooper officiated assisted by several other ministers. Interment was in the South Side Public Cemetery in Cooper’s Town. She is survied by her sons Dave, Tyrone, Kendal, Christopher and Jason Sands; daughters Linda and Stacy Sands; adopted children Christopher and Salina Albury, Crystal, Brent and Glen Lowe; grandchildren Angelica and Lionel Evans Jr., Matayo Johnson, Devon, Justin, Ajaya and Jaylin Sands; daughter-in-law Kim Sands; sisters Eleanor Bootle, Lafurnia Jordon and Mapron Thompson; brothers Euttel, Joseph and Stuart Russell; uncle Hastin Russell; aunts-in-law Evelyn Russell and Ethel Lewis; brothers-in-law Everette Bootle and Winfield Jordon Sr.; sisters-inlaw Linda, Sherry and Beatrice Russell, Elizabeth Lowe and Lillian Cooper; nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Sylvestre Veris 55, of Marsh Harbour was held at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Marsh Harbour on August 6th. Rev. Rodger Madrazo officiated. Interment was follow in the Public Cemetery in Marsh Harbour. He survived by his wife Saintalia Thermidor-Veris; daughters Masselina, Hamma and Vena Veris; sons Amount and Venant Veirs; brothers, MacDonale, Mareus, Desius and Fortil Veris; sister Annesia Veris and many other relatives and friends. Venie Elizabeth Sweeting, 75, passed away on August 10. Her funeral was on August 10 at the Chruch of God in Man-OWar with Pastor Hoard officiating. She is survived by her husband Percy Sweeting; children Redith, Robert, Charlie, Celia, Walter, Peter, Linda, Earnest, Jerry, Brenda and Reginald; sons-in-law Philip Albury, Eugene Weatherford and Rowan Sands; daughters-in-law Elaine, Maggie, Winnie, Diana, Evelyn, Sue and Christina; grandchildren Debbie, Robbie, Jessica, Kevin, Tommy, John, Andrew, Amos, Jonathan, Rebekah James, Laura, Beth, Lydia, Jeremy, Fred, Nicholas, Leola, Angie, Junea, Joel, Tad, Timothy and Nathan; grandsons-in-law George Malone, Kevin Pinder, Mike Bodamer, Peter Roberts and Nicholas Lowe; granddaughters-in-law Lori, Dorinda, Sabrina and Jamie; great grandchildren Joshua, Nathaniel, Lil Robbie, Candace, JC, Kayla, Faith, Kale, Felicia, Brianna, Chloe, Kara, Aaliyah, Malia, Skyler, and Riley; special son and daughter-in-law Mark and Kelly Albury; and many other relatives and friends.More Obituaries of Relatives and Friends ObituariesFrom Page 18 Bahamas Electricity CorporationConsumer UpdateEnergy Conservation Is The Key To Lower Electricity Bills!!The Bahamas Electricity Corporation is encouraging You, Our Valued Customers, to CON$ERVE and $AVE. • CON$ERVING on the amount of electricity you consume allows you to $AVE money by having lower electricity billsThe following electricity conservation tips and facts will help you toward a more comfortable, energy-efficient home.Remember: Wise use of your appliances can add up to significant savings. W ASHING and DR YING• Line dry clothes when weather permits. Do not over dry or overload the clothes drier. Combine loads whenever possible. REFRIGERA TION Replace leaking door seals. Limit the amount of times the refrigerator is opened and closed. Keep your refrigerator in a cool part of the house, away from direct sunlight and appliances that generate heat such as ovens and water heaters. Vacuum or sweep behind your refrigerator at least once a year, making sure to remove dirt and dust from the coils (disconnect the power supply first).ELECTRICITY CONSERVATION TIPS“Delivering A Safe, Reliable Supply Of Electricity To All Of Our Customers!” W A TER HEA TER Check/repair all hot water leaks. Install an insulating jacket around your water heater for proper insulation. Put your water heater on a timer to automatically shut off when not needed. Lower the temperature of your water heater (115o to 120o). AIR CONDITIONING Clean filters and service air condition units regularly. A dirty filter makes the unit work harder and use more electricity. When an air conditioner is in use, insure that all windows and doors are properly sealed. Keep air conditioner thermostats between 78-80 degrees and use a ceiling fan to circulate the air. LIGHTING Use compact fluorescent light bulbs whenever possible. Where possible use lower wattage light bulbs. Limit use of Christmas lighting to 23 hours per night. Turn it off if you are not using it. e-g. Lights, Computers, TV’s


Page 20 The Abaconian August 15, 2005By Mirella Santillo The government has been sponsoring a summer program for high school students who want to work and improve or learn various skills during the summer holiday. Several students from Abaco, Grand Bahama and Nassau were placed for summer jobs in various government offices anywhere from one week to one month. Introduced by the Youth Coordinator, Mr. Ismael Morley, I interviewed a few of them to find out what was the purpose of their employment besides the monetary gain and what were their goals and aspirations. In Marsh Harbour high schools students were in the Administrator’s office, such as 19-year-old Raquel Smith, who just graduated from Abaco Central High School and was employed in the accounts department. Raquel said, “I am only here for a week while waiting for a job in Nassau in a financial service institution. I will continue to work parttime there while attending the College of The Bahamas. I am making out vouchers. It is a lot of work, but the experience will go towards my degree.” Sixteen-year-old Alisha Humes was helping in the Youth Coordinator’s office under the supervision of Ms. Edith White, Mr. Morley’s Assistant. It was Alisha’s second year working in a summer job. The Agape Christian School’s eleventh grader started on July 19th for two weeks helping with filing and assisting with office expenditure. “She is very focused; she is a good help,” said Ms. White. Alisha is planning to get a business administration degree after her graduation from high school next year and she thought “the experience would be very useful.” We worked our way through Dove Plaza,Students Work in Government Officesvisiting the Post Office where Julia Rene, an eleventh grader from Nassau Government High School, was sorting out lockers in the back. Julia was visiting her family in Marsh Harbour and would work to the end of her stay on August 5th. From the Post Office we went to the NEMA office to meet Sable Cox, who was employed there for a two-week job beginning July 13th. A student from Abaco Central, Sable performed general office duties By Mirella Santillo Work is one way to keep children occupied during the long summer vacation, another way is to have them join a school program where they will learn art, crafts, music, dance or a sport. An Arts and Craft and a computer program have started on Moore’s Island supervised by Ms. Rolle, a teacher. In Sandy Point Mr. Jason Roberts is in charge of music, arts and craft and dance. In Trea-Min. of Youth Organized Summer Programssure Cay Ms. Myrtis Russell is taking care of the summer students. On July 25th Mt. Hope and Central Abaco will start an arts and craft program while Green Turtle Cay is sponsoring a sports program overseen by Mr. Kirk Reckley. Mr. Ismael Morley, the Youth Coordinator for Abaco, is in the process of organizing a program in Cooper’s Town. Summer Youth ActivitiesTwo of the summer students working in government offices are Stanley McIntosh of Fire Road and Jamie Rose of Murphy Town. They worked in the Marsh Harbour Police Station. Officer Lewis is behind them. Please see Students Work Page 22The Moorings Yacht Charters• The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms on the harbour front Conch Crawl waterfront restaurant and bar Dive Abaco a complete dive facilityThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you.The Conch Inn Marina Docks back in service with power Cable TV connections underway Texaco fuel station is in service Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W September 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) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 1:36a 0.6 7:32a 2.6 1:31p 0.5 7:51p 3.0 2:13a 0.5 8:12a 2.8 2:14p 0.5 8:28p 3.0 2:46a 0.4 8:49a 2.9 2:54p 0.5 9:02p 3.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 3:18a 0.4 9:24a 3.0 3:33p 0.5 9:36p 3.0 3:49a 0.4 9:58a 3.1 4:10p 0.5 10:09p 3.0 4:19a 0.4 10:31a 3.1 4:48p 0.5 10:44p 2.9 4:50a 0.4 11:06a 3.1 5:28p 0.6 11:21p 2.8 5:24a 0.5 11:44a 3.2 6:12p 0.7 12:02a 2.6 6:03a 0.5 12:29p 3.1 7:03p 0.7 12:50a 2.5 6:50a 0.6 1:22p 3.1 8:03p 0.8 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 1:47a 2.4 7:47a 0.6 2:24p 3.1 9:12p 0.8 2:55a 2.4 8:55a 0.6 3:35p 3.1 10:23p 0.7 4:09a 2.4 10:10a 0.6 4:47p 3.2 11:29p 0.6 5:21a 2.6 11:24a 0.4 5:54p 3.3 12:26a 0.4 6:25a 2.8 12:30p 0.2 6:53p 3.4 1:18a 0.1 7:22a 3.1 1:31p 0.1 7:47p 3.4 2:05a 0.0 8:14a 3.4 2:26p -0.1 8:37p 3.4 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 2:50a -0.1 9:03a 3.5 3:19p -0.1 9:25p 3.4 3:34a -0.2 9:50a 3.6 4:10p -0.1 10:11p 3.2 4:17a -0.1 10:37a 3.6 5:00p 0.0 10:56p 3.0 5:00a 0.0 11:23a 3.5 5:50p 0.2 11:42p 2.8 5:43a 0.2 12:10p 3.4 6:41p 0.4 12:30a 2.6 6:29a 0.4 1:01p 3.2 7:35p 0.6 1:21a 2.5 7:19a 0.6 1:55p 3.0 8:34p 0.8 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 2:18a 2.3 8:16a 0.7 2:55p 2.8 9:36p 0.9 3:21a 2.3 9:19a 0.8 3:59p 2.8 10:36p 0.9 4:25a 2.3 10:24a 0.9 4:58p 2.8 11:29p 0.9 5:24a 2.5 11:24a 0.8 5:50p 2.8 12:15a 0.8 6:15a 2.6 12:17p 0.8 6:35p 2.9 12:55a 0.6 7:00a 2.8 1:05p 0.7 7:15p 3.0 Monthly High & Low High September 19, 9:50a 3.6 ft Low September 19, 3:34a -0.2 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows’ by Nobeltec Corporation. 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August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21 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 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 By Mirella Santillo Mr. Ismael “Stretch” Morley, Youth Coordinator for Abaco with the The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture organized summer programs for the youth in Treasure Cay and Central Abaco. Treasure Cay children were kept busy this summer with academic lessons, sport sessions and art and craft creations. Approximately 25 school children attended the program that started on July 12th and ended on August 12th. After a morning classroom session of mathematics and English, the students released their energy by playing soft ball. The game was coached by Mrs. Veronica Henderson, mathematics and English teacher, assisted by Ms. Rachida Murray and her sister, Ms. Brittany Murray, More Summer Youth Activitiesboth teachers. The last hour of the afternoon session was dedicated to arts and crafts during which the three teachers and one assistant helped the children build a toy house made of cardboard and paper decorated with paper flowers. The children learnt to assemble and glue various objects made of paper. The class was held in a container remodeled to serve as art room at the back of the primary school. In Central Abaco the Marsh Harbour children were offered a Junkanoo workshop held at Central Abaco Primary School overseen by Mr. Colon Curry with the help of Megan Mills, a student enrolled in the summer employment program. Six children from various neighborhood schools attended the workshop where they learnt how to make a Junkanoo costume from shoes to hat. The theme for the costumes was Celebration The finished costumes will be taken to the commissioner’s office for display. Mr. Curry is trying to get the children involved permanently in a Junkanoo group. “These kids will be ahead,” he said. “They’ll know how to make a complete costume.” Young people in Central Abaco were offered a Junkanoo workshop. These students learned how to create costumes under the direction of Colon Curry. Proud of their finished hats were 11-year-old RJ Fox, a seventh grade student at ECC, and second grader, 8-year-old Tyler Davis Humes.Junkanoo Workshop was Held


Page 22 The Abaconian August 15, 2005 CITIZENS AGAINST CRIMEKeeping your neighbourhood safe since 2001. We need your help to keep going. Donations can be sent to: Citizens Against Crime P.O.Box AB-20095 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas or call Randy Key at (242) 367-2674 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseCasuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder 3 hse + 366-2053Grand CayRosie’s 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 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 Schooner’s 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 Alesia’s 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms 367-4000 D’s 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 367-5333Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort14 rm 366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 3650083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm 365-8111 Island Dreams 45 hse + 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms 365-8801Wood 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 ARAWAK AGENCYC U S T O M S B R O K E R S Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It AllŽ Students WorkFrom Page 20 such as answering the telephone and taking messages. A few doors down at the Department of Education, we met seventeenyear-old Patricia Curry from Spring City, who just graduated from St. Francis de Sales School. Patricia was hired for three weeks to do filing and typing. “I took the job to make money because I am going to college, Darville Community College in Chicago,” she said. Patricia wants to major in business management and accounting. Another helper at the Department of Education was fifteen-year-old Curtisa Armbrister. It is the second summer job for Curtisa, who was filing documents. “I wanted the job experience,” explained Curtisa, who would like to be a gynecologist. “I took the job here to learn technics about organization to be prepared before going to college.” Both students started on July 20th. As I was leaving, Curtisa informed me that more students are working in the Social Services and in the Judicial Services offices. Other students are working at the Port Authority, one of them thirteen-year-old Ansario Flowers, the only boy employed so far. Summer Youth Programs Treasure Cay students created this Junkanoo mural during their summer arts and crafts program taught through the Treasure Cay Primary School. Students were very proud of the finished art work.Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center • Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Open 9 am 5 pm • Mon. Fri. Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 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 Brendal’s 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 Rich’s 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 Donnie’s 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 Cat’s 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 Cas’s Carts........................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Rich’s 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 McLean’s Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s 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 McLean’s Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. (Call for Holiday info.) Wednesday, Friday & Sunday Lv Sandy Point for Nassau 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 ......... 366-0234 North Abaco O’Donald 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.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Gino’s ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamie’s Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pop’s Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodilly’s.................... $$$.............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 Cap’n Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Club Soliel.........................................366-0253 Harbour’s Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudy’s 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.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florence’s Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudson’s Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Traveller’s Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Laura’s Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntosh’s Restaurant......$.............365-4625 New Plymouth Inn........$$$.............365-4161 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Rooster’s Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big J’s...............................$.............366-4020 Nancy’s............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............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 volunteersFire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16Fire 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 Cooper‘s 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 24 Jul 05Compliments of The Abaconian Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walker’s Cay Walker’s 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 .......................... 367-0169Major’s 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 Gov’t dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer’s Market..........$10 + $2 Gov’t Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 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 Poin t........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally’s & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................$ 3 each Solomon’s Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov’t dock ........................$ 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 dock.....................................$6 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$16 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$20 + $5 Sand Banks............................................................$22 + $5 Joe’s Creek.............................................................$40 + $6 Black Wood............................................................$16 + $5 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town...................................$35 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$50 + $5 Wood Cay...............................................................$55 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $60 + $5 Fox Town................................................................$65 + $5 Crown Have n..........................................................$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 Joe’s 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 Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden.............. Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum............Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station...............................Hope Town Walk to & swin onMermaid Reef off M Harbour Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road


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By Mirella Santillo The brightly colored lion fish that belongs to the scorpion fish family is native of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. However, it has been sighted lately in several locations around Marsh Harbour and the cays. Fisherman Danny Pinder caught a live one on August 2nd while crawfishing in the vicinity of Channel Cay. He is keeping it in an aquarium until it can be examined by the proper authorities for DNA identification, explained his brother-in-law, Mr. Kenneth Long. Mr. Dale Hill said, “I encountered a large one, approximately on foot long, while swimming in the Murphy Town area and another two around Treasure Cay.” Several others have been seen in the proximity of Great Guana Cay by Mr. Troy Albury. There are several concerns about the existence of that fish in our waters: 1. The lion fish is a very poisonous creature to humans. The spectacular fish is endowed of elongated dorsal spines that contains a poison. When this is released into the body, it can produce rapid swelling of the affected body area, making movement of the limbs difficult. The stings can cause nausea, breathing difficulties, paralysis, convulsions and possible collapse. The poison remains in the spines for several days so even discarded spines should be treated with caution. It may take several months for full recovery. 2. The lion fish is a predatory species, waiting motionless at the crest of the reef for its dinner to swim to him. Its main fare is shrimp and crab, but some local fishermen are concerned that it could feed on baby lobster and grouper. Mr. Wayne Cornish, the local Fisheries Officer, was aware of the situation but did not have any information on the prevalence of the fish in our waters. On August 15th a Fisheries officer from Nassau came to Marsh Harbour to investigate the presence of the lion fish in our area.Lion Fish Are Invading Our WatersInvasive Species Is Predatory, Could Be Threat to Other SpeciesThis stunningly beautiful reef fish is now being found in Abaco waters. A native of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, no one knows how it got here. But it could spell trouble if it feeds on baby lobster and grouper.Abaco Club Gives ScholarshipProvided by Gladstone”Stone”McEwan “The better educated the young people are, the more qualified they will be to contribute to their country and communities,” said Mr. Peter de Savary, the founder and the chairman of The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, while granting higher learning assistance to another fortunate Abaconian. Ms. Claire Antonia Basden, the 17year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Basden was the recipient of Mr. de Savary’s generosity. Claire, a graduate of Forest Heights Academy, graduated with a 3.67 GPA, eight BGCSE’s and the school’s Citizenship Award. After graduating in June 2004, Claire commenced her employment Mr. Mark Scott, Project Director for the Abaco Club, presented Ms. Claire Basden with a scholarship provided by the Abaco Club of Winding Bay. She will leave later this month to study at the University of Tampa. at the Abaco Club as a receptionist. While there she demonstrated her willingness to work hard and showed good camaraderie with her co-workers. Her talents and adaptable skills proved to be a great help to the club. Claire will begin her college studies at The University of Tampa this month, majoring in business finance and management. When asked if she will be rejoining the club after graduation, she said, “The assistance granted by Mr. de Savary was done in the purest of spirit with no obligations or strings attached.” She added, “The probability exists that I may rejoin the club, but four years down the road is a long time.” Mr. Mark Scott, Project Director whom Claire worked closely with since she started at the club, had this to say, “I wish you all the best and if you continue your performance at the university with the same intensity you did at the club, I am most certain you will excel to the top of your class and receive the most honours upon graduation.”Restaurant Rebuilds after StormsSnappas Grill and Bar was one of the buildings completely destroyed last September when the surge from Hurricane Jeanne smashed into the Marsh Harbour waterfront, destroying boats, docks and shore facilities. It has finally reopened and is already proving to be a very popular place for visitors and locals as well. See story on page4.Friends Assists Two to Attend Environmental WorkshopsFriends of the Environment assisted a student and a teacher to attend environmental workshops this summer. Mr. Rudolph Kawalram, right, a teacher at the Treasure Cay Primary School, will be attending a Teacher’s Workshop on Eleuthera while Lisa Kemp, not pictured, will receive assistance to spend 10 days with an Earthwatch program with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey in Sandy Point. Friends Board members Jim Richard and Anita Knowles presented the assistance. See story on page 9VOLUME 13, NUMBER 16, AUGUST 15th, 2005 Visit Goombay Festival August 26The Last Program for This Year


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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 2005The Bahamas government has the responsibility to protect and manage the fishing resources for the benefit of the Bahamian people. The intent of the law is to allow visitors to catch fish for their immediate enjoyment but not to compete with commercial Bahamian fishermen. The following guidelines apply mainly to visitors. Fishing from a boat owned by a nonBahamian requires a fishing permit for the boat. The boat is licensed which covers the occupants. This is usually purchased by cruising boats when clearing Customs on entering The Bahamas. The permit fee is $20 for one visit or $150 annually. Foreigners with boats here should purchase the fishing permit separately. The permit is valid for all people on board. Foreign owned boats, even if registered in The Bahamas, must obtain the sportfishing license before the occupants begin fishing. Locally, permits may be purchased in Cooper’s Town and Marsh Harbour from the Fisheries Officers. Boats owned by Bahamians do not need a permit for recreational fishing. This includes 100 percent Bahamian-owned rental boats. Foreigners can fish from a Bahamianowned rental boat without obtaining a fishing permit. Non-Bahamian fishermen in a boat are “restricted to hook and line” with a maximum limit of six lines in the water. Anyone may use an electric reel but only five hooks per line are allowed. Six or more hooks on a line is considered long-lining which is illegal. Permits are required for more lines, spears, nets, fish traps or any other type of fishing method. There are restricted areas where fishing is not allowed by any means by any person. The Pelican Cay Park and the Fowl Cay Preserve are two areas in central Abaco where this would apply. No marine resource may be taken from the park areas and enforcement is by the Bahamas National Trust. Marine resources include everything in the water: fish, shells, rocks and seaweed. Since the marine parks do not have signs and fenceposts, it is wise to give them extra clearance so there is no question as to your location. Enforcement officers strongly suggest that you do not combine a fishing trip with a visit to a park. If authorities board your boat in a park and find fish on board, problems will ensue since you cannot prove where they were caught. Also, if you are out deep sea fishing and a Fisheries Officer finds dive equipment on board as well as fish, problems may arise. Spear-fishing is not allowed by anyone in the coastal zone of Abaco or any Bahamian island, defined as within 200 yards from the coast as measured at the low-water mark. This prohibited zone is the same for all Family Islands except Freeport which has a one mile exclusion zone. A little known rule is that all spear fishing requires a permit from the Minister. This applies to foreigners and Bahamians equally. All divers may spear fish while free diving but are not allowed to use power guns or trigger-operated guns of any kind. The most common spear used is the Hawaiian sling. Recreational divers may not spear fish or catch conch or crawfish while using an underwater air supply of any kind. Commercial Bahamian fishermen need a “compressed air license” to catch crawfish with a compressor but cannot use SCUBA gear. Licensed Bahamian fishermen may fish by free diving to any depth. They are restricted to the 30 to 60-foot zone when using compressed air and having a compressor permit, and then only to catch crawfish during the season. Note that compressor use begins at the 30-foot level and extends to 60 feet. Compressors are not to be used in water shallower than 30 feet. It is interesting to note that virtually all of Abaco’s popular fishing grounds (inside the barrier reef) are less than 30 feet deep. This includes the Little Bahama Bank extending to Walkers Cay, the Abaco Sound from Little Harbour north beyond Cooper’s Town and most of the waters in Abaco’s south side marles. Bang-sticks using shotgun shells for personal protection underwater are allowed but must have an annual firearm license from the police and permission by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. The following bag limits for fish apply to all non-Bahamians, whether in a foreign boat or Bahamian boat regardless of the fishing method. • A combined total of six fish per person per vessel for kingfish, dolphin and wahoo. All other migratory fish caught, unless it is to be eaten, shall not be injured unnecessarily but returned to the sea alive. Vessel bag limits are 20 pounds of scale fish, 10 conch and six crawfish per person at any time. The possession of turtle by nonBahamians is prohibited. Grouper and rockfish weighing less than three pounds may not be taken. The bag limits may be legally taken to Florida when the vessel leaves the Bahamas. Foreign and Bahamian Nationals may export the following quantities from The Bahamas without permission from the Minister: • A total of not more than six kingfish, dolphin and Wahoo; or • Not more than 10 pounds of conch or crawfish; or • Not more than 20 pounds of demersal fish (reef fish). Any fish within the bag limit can be given away to friends or others but visitors who sell or exchange their fish for accommodations or dockage are subject to prosecution. Note that the limits must match the number of people. For instance, four people can have 80 pounds of fish. If one person leaves, 20 pounds of fish should accompany him, leaving 60 pounds for the other three. This also applies to boats returning to Florida asFishing Rules Explained Please see Rules Page 3


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 B 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: the U.S. authorities respect these limits. Visitors with crawfish must ensure that they do not exceed the limit of six per person at any time. The limits are not accumulative for successive days or for people no longer in your group. Legal size for crawfish caught by anyone is a minimum tail length of five and one half inches (5”) or a three and a quarter inch (3”) carapace (shell) length. Egg bearing females must not be disturbed. The eggs are visible as a red mass (berries) under the tail. The closed season on crawfish is from April 1st to July 31 and applies to everyone. There are no limits to the amount of fish that can be legally purchased by visitors. However, amounts above the bag limits should be documented with receipts and invoices to clarify the origin of the fish. Bahamians may have any quantity of fish but must observe the minimum sizes. Any crawfish in freezers of Bahamians, second home owners or visitors on April 1st, the first day of the closed season, should be documented with a letter to the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. You may or may not be inspected by a Fisheries officer to verify the quantity. The bag limit applies to freezers ashore as well as boats. Remember that the amount of fish must match the number of people in the house for non-Bahamians. Only adult conch may be taken by Bahamians and visitors. The adult conch is identified by a wide and well flared lip on the shell. Juvenile conch have a thin lip which has not yet flared. Help keep conch plentiful in The Bahamas by leaving the juveniles. One other rule requires that fish resources imported (on your boat) into the Bahamas must be declared to Fisheries officials or in their absence to Customs officers. This is to avoid any misunderstanding as to whose fish are on board. If you have undeclared fish on your cruising boat when you enter The Bahamas, they are presumed to be Bahamian and must be within the bag limits. Revised fishing laws are under study and are expected to be enacted. The Abaconian compiled this information from Fisheries officers assigned to Abaco and the Department of Fisheries in Nassau. RulesFrom Page 2A Summary of Fishing RulesCable Bahamas will be launching new digital cable service on Abaco on October 3. “This is the biggest thing to happen to cable television in the Bahamas since we started more than 10 years ago,” according to David Burrows, Director of Marketing for the company. This will give cable customers a line-up of 275 channels with the capacity for many more in the future. Other features that will be available are an interactive program guide and personal video recorders that will use computer disk drives rather than video tapes. “We are also excited that NFL Sunday Ticket will be available exclusively on digital cable this season,” Mr Burrows announced. All of their digital cable packages will have two or three times the number of channels than in the past, with channels that will appeal to many more people in a household. Subscribers will require a new digital set-top box, soon to be available. There will be several different models at different pricing levels from which to choose with different features in each.Cable Bahamas Will Offer Digital Service EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIES EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIESGeorge Damianos President Nassau: (242) 322-2305 Lyford Cay:(242) 362-4211 Marsh Harbour:(242) 367-5046 Hope Town:(242) 366-0040 Treasure Cay:(242) 477-5821 Elbow Cay Properties:(242) 366-0569 Lubbers Quarters Cay:(242) 366-3143 Eleuthera & Harbour Is:(242) 332-2820DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY LTD. since 1945 August 15, 2005 TREASURE CAY “Serenity House” is a modern 5,600 sq. ft. two story four bedroom 4.5 bath CBS home offering incredible ocean views from every room. Designed by noted Bahamian Architect John Darville. Two fully landscaped lots with 290 ft. oceanfront. US$3,900,000. #1660 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 TREASURE CAY The Blue House” Uniquely designed 4 bed 5 bath beach house. Great ocean views, master suite and bedroom/ study, three bedroom suites with private baths; each bath has access to the outdoor deck. Offered at US$2,090,000. #2086 Nick Damianos: (242) 322-2305 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. Custom cabinetry, granite countertops, marble floors & much more. US$3,100,000. #2640 Kerry Sullivan: (242) 366-0040 TREASURE CAY Mango House is a magical island haven, RIGHT ON THE BEACH. Nestled in a tropical garden with coconut palms it features 3 bedrooms 2 baths, 2nd floor living, dining and bedrooms opening to verandahs with sea views. Offered at US$1,550,000. #2671 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 TREASURE CAY “Crosswinds” Four bed three bath 2,800 sq. ft. family home and apartment. Located in multi-millionaire neighbourhood. Family room, 2 central A/C’s, 2 generators, 2 fresh water wells and manicured garden. Offered for sale at $820,000. #2516 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 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 and two guest bedroom pods. $1,550,000. #2722 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 TREASURE CAY PRIME WATERFRONT COTTAGE DEVELOPMENT Ten acre property with 460 feet waterfront, including a 120 foot beach. Four 2 bed 2 bath fully equipped cottages Development potential as a marina, resort or fishing lodge. Price upon inquiry. #2407 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 TREASURE CAY “Sandy Shores” Beautifully laid out 3 bed 2.5 bath family home. This two storey home features an elevator and spacious living areas. Enjoy panoramic 360 degree views and peaceful serenity in this prestigious neighbourhood. $1,700,000. #2934 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 TREASURE CAY “Hilltop Estates” Hilltop home 60 ft. above sea level with scenic views. The 3 bed 2 bath main house is spacious, warm and cozy. The five acre property features hundreds of fruit bearing trees, hillside cottage and double carport. $650,000. #2115 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 TREASURE CAY Brigantine Bay Located in a great area with other fine homes, this 2 bed 2 bath CBS home can easily be transformed into a charming family home. Spacious living areas lends itself to many design possibilities. Priced to sell $165,000. #2882 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “Surf Song” Clear aqua ocean and 125 feet of white powder sand beach to be enjoyed at this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach house. Located at the north end of Elbow Cay in Hope Town Point Subdivision. Garage, generator & more. US$1,500,000. #2785 Jane Patterson: (242)366-0569 MARSH HARBOUR “Pelican Point” lies in a very private cul-de-sac in Pelican Shores. The elevated property has 435 feet of waterfrontage, and 75 foot dock with 6,500 pound boat lift. Three bed 3 bath 2,900 sq. ft. main house with spacious deck, hot tub & more. US$1,690,000. #2769 Laurie Schreiner: (242)367-5046 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT SOLD


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 seven years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, five 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. HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 Hope Town, Elbow Cay Tel: (242) 366 0700 Fax: (242) 366 0701 Cell: (242) 477 5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.comWhen you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: Page 4 B The Abaconian August 15, 2005 EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR FAMOUS BRANDS € DON MACKAYBLVD.MARSH HARBOUR,ABACO. (242) 367-2020/8 FAX:(242) 367-2242 € OPEN MON-FRI 8:30AM-7PM &SAT:8:30AM-12NOON EVERYONE businesses offices families restaurants hotels schools churches YOU Get more for less MOREproducts, MOREsavings: MOREgroceries, meat, cleaning supplies & MORE in club packs & by the case You SAVE: We keep our costs down & sell in bulk packages so you pay less gets more for less By Mirella Santillo Ten months ago Snappas, the popular local bar and grill on the waterfront of Marsh Harbour, was destroyed by the surge of Hurricane Jeanne. On July 29th Snappas reopened with a boom, accompanied by claps of thunder and a torrential rain but packed with patrons who had waited impatiently for it to resume business. “If it was not for the several power cuts that evening, it would have been one of the best nights ever,” said co-owner, Little Bill Albury. Bartender Maria Silvester told how they tried to close after the second power outage. But as they were packing up, the electricity came back and so did the patrons. The same thing happened after the third power outage!” Snappas Bar and Grill is still part of Harbour View Marina but on the west side, more spacious and practical than the original one. “We had outgrown the old Snappas,” said Mr Albury. “We had inherited a building that was not really designed for a restaurant. There was no storage, the kitchen was in the bar; we had to share the bathrooms with the marina. So we decided to focus on a new lay-out trying to correct the problems we had before.” Decked throughout, high ceiling with open rafters, an unobstructed view of the harbor and a marine decor, Snappas is truly a seaside restaurant. Surrounded on three sides by a large dock, it is easily accessible by boat or dinghy. “We built it higher and stronger,” said Mr Albury, explaining that they used 30foot pilings to hold the structure. “We had to deal with post-hurricane delays and had to go through two phases of construction, one for the pilings and the deck and the second for the upper part and inside. We had to use two different contractors. It was nearly a year in the making, but it is finally done!” July 29th was a soft opening to allow the old staff to get used to the new surroundings and to train new employees. “Even with only word of mouth as advertizing, the response was great. Everybody was excited about having Snappas back,” said Mr Albury, “and I hope that translates into future business. There will be a formal opening a month or six weeks from now.” The menu is presently the same as the old one, but appetizers and side orders will be added soon, such as french fries, a much requested item. All items are grilled, including steak and lobster dinner, making for healthy eating. What are the plans for the near future? Mr. Albury explained, “I’d like to expand the sitting capacity by the end of the year, put tables and chairs on the dock and add a few items of entertainment such as a flat screen television, and of course finish decorating and furnishing the air conditioned room which will be used for private parties and club meetings.” “Over the course of the next few months, we plan to have at least one party a month, specially for the locals and of course the Halloween party at the end of October.” Live music started again on August 6th with Jarred Cooper’s Trio every Friday and Saturday. Kareokee is still on every Tuesday night. So amateur singers, come to Snappas to show your talent or just to enjoy the libations, the food and the great atmosphere!Snappas Reopens Accompanied by Claps of Thunder! Check out The Abaconian online


August 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


Lubber’s Quarters Lots starting at $48,000 Lots with private dock slip starting at $89,000Elbow Cay Adjacent to Aunt Pat’s 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 Spencerville Lot 4 acre, elevated, residential lot. One of the few lots still available under $100,000 on Elbow Cay. $85,000 “Southern Breeze” Lubbers Quarters 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Offers sea views, a beautiful patio, custom cabinetry, 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”. $1,200,000Lubbers Quarters Vacant Lot w/ private dock and short walk to beach $52,000Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas • 3758655 Mike Jones Sales Cell # 551-5545 Frank Knowles Sales Agent Cell # 375-8655“Aeolian” 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 Page 6 B The Abaconian August 15, 2005By Mirella Santillo Important historical facts are sometimes discovered by chance and so was it when Mr. Steve Dodge discovered the true location of Carleton City, which until then was believed to have been Hope Town. Historian Steve Dodge came to Abaco for the very first time in January of 1973 and it was love at first sight. He bought all the books he could find about the island and right away started looking for land to buy. Being a professor of history at the University of Millikin in Illinois, he thought, “Writing a history of Abaco would be fun. It seemed that no one had done a comprehensive job of it. I wanted to write history for people, he explained, not for other historians.” So he arranged a meeting with Mr. Michael Craton, who had written History of The Bahamas Mr. Craton’s source of information on The Bahamas came from a file kept in the Archives Department in Nassau called Colonial File 23. That file reported all the historical events of the archipelago since colonization, from the beginning of 1650 to the 1970s. Encouraged by Mr. Craton and by archivist, Ms. Gayle Saunders, he decided to pursue his research on Abaco and took a sabbatical leave for this purpose. At the same time he bought land in White Sound, Elbow Cay, and decided to build a house where he could live with his family while doing research and writing the book. Five years after his first visit, Mr. Dodge moved to Abaco for eight months, from December 1978 to August 1979. It is while sorting through Colonial File 23 in Nassau for information pertinent to Abaco that Steve Dodge came across a document mentioning that Sir Archibald McArthur had been sent by the British to see “how the colony was doing.” Mr. Craton mentioned in his book that Carleton was the first settlement on Abaco, but he thought that it referred to Hope Town. However, Sir McArthur mentioned in his report, “I had to go north around a cay to reach Carleton.” So Mr. Dodge assumed that it was Whale Cay and that the settlement had to be north of that, not on Elbow Cay. To prove his theory he consulted a book of Land Grants that contained all the settlement grants. “I did not find Carleton, but I found two grants that seemed interesting, in particular one in the Treasure Cay area, described as being surrounded by water on three sides.” So determined to find Carleton, he sailed to Treasure Cay with his family armed with shovels and picks. “We looked first at the point, but we did not find anything, no artifacts, but in a conversation with a Treasure Cay property owner, Mr. Harvey Albury, he learnt that Mr. Albury had found a rock wall amidst the bush that seemed to point to a previous settlement. In 1980 Mr Dodge gave a talk at the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum in Hope Town which was subsequently pub-How Carleton Was Discovered Carleton PointSEA OF ABACOblack point carleton carleton pointcarleton creeklovel’s island(now treasure cay) Note the separation of Lovel’s Island from Abaco proper which existed at the turn of the ninteenth centuryABACOThis is a sketch of the Carleton Point area where the first English speaking settlement was made in 1783. A plaque commemorates the locating of the settlement in 1983. Note that what we now know as Treasure Cay was a separate island, a situation that existed until well into the 1900s. Please see Carleton Page 7 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 2 Bed, 1 Bath Home on large lot. Fully furnished. Old Ballpark Rd. EXCULSIVE Asking $200,000 High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $510,000 PELICAN SHORES Duplex 1,200 sq.ft. each side. Furnished, central air, patios. EXCLUSIVE $450,000 RENTALS Regattas of Abaco Condos For sale or rent by Day, Week or Month Regattas of Abaco 2 bed / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. EXCLUSIVE $285,000 Pelican Shores elevated lot on the harbour. One of the last (Beautiful views) Lots available on Pelican Shores. Exclusive $450,000 High Rock elevated large 3 bed / 3 bath, excellent sea views, nicely furnished, 2 car carport, central air, 1.08 acres $1.150 Million 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 SOLD Two lots in section two SOLD BAHAMA PALM SHORES -Section #3 Corner Lot. $25,000 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 Price $440,000 Murphy Town Lots for sale approx. 90’ x 100’ $36,000 each P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: or T elephone : 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 Don’t Have It, We Will Find It!PRICED REDUCED


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 B Doors & Windows Moldings & Millwork Pressure Treated & Dimensional Lumber Custom Cypress BuilderÂ’s Hardware Tools, Plumbing & Electrical items202 Old Dixie Highway Lake Park half mile from The Port of Palm Beach Call now 561-842-4666 Distributors for: lished together with copies of the Crown Grant. It was then that he met Mr. Alton Lowe, who was himself very interested and knowledgeable on Abaco history. Mr. Lowe contacted archeologist Robert Carr and in 1983 the three of them decided to take a trip to Carleton Point. A piece of pottery was discovered by Mr. Carr which he identified as having been manufactured in Bennington, New York, confirming the existence of a settlement. A military button they found confirmed a South Carolina military connection. Convinced that they had indeed found Carleton, Mr. Carr and Ms. Sandra Riley, historian and novelist, founded the Abaco Archeological Survey and organized a dig in 1985 in which Mr. Dodge participated as well as other interested individuals. They found needles, thimbles, pieces of pottery and shards, later identified as dating from the eighteen century. The location of Carleton was further confirmed by Ms. Gayle Saunders, who, during a visit to the British Museum in London, stumbled on a map of Carleton showing that same location. In 1983 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Carleton, at the instigation of Mr. Dodge and with his help to get sponsors, a plaque was installed on the point during an official ceremony. Until Mr. DodgeÂ’s finding, Hope Town, founded around 1785, was thought to have been the first English-speaking settlement on Abaco. No other digs have been organized, but archeologists and historians are working with the government towards making Carleton Point a national park to preserve this important fragment of Abaco history and eventually have a place where artifacts could be displayed for interested viewers. CarletonFrom Page 6Carleton Remains Undisturbed 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. $1,500,000.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 WATERFRONT HOME, DOCK SLIP.$600,000 13001 13003 LITTLE HARBOUROn the habour front in quaint Little Harbour. Extraordinary views Great Elevations.STARTING AT $170,000 TREASURE CAY TWO ADJACENT LOTS ON GOLF COURSE. PRICED AT $42,000 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 $24,000. CHEROKEE HILLTOP 100Â’ ELEVATION, BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEW, 3 LOTS. STARTING AT $189,000. 13137 Tilloo Dream 13240 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. $1,500,000.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.01/08/05 13088 THE SAND BAR at CHEROKEEPotential for expansion. 6+/acres of pristine water front property. Small villa and restaurant buildings. Spectacular views of ocean and sound.$3,500,000. 13312 CASUARINA POINTLOVELY 4 BED, 2 BATH CANAL FRONT HOME, SITE ON 120 FEET OF SEAWALLED PROPERTY. A BOATSMANÂ’S DREAM. COME RELAX WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.$750,000 2818 CASUARINA POINTSPACIOUS BEACH FRONT, 4 BED AND 4 BATH. GORGEOUS VIEW OF BAY AND ATLANTIC OCEANOFFERED AT $695,000 Beach HomeREDUCED PRICE 2840 ISLAND DREAM3.75 ACRE SEA-TO-SEA 2 BED/1.5 BATH COTTAGE PROTECTED BOAT BASIN W/ HORSESHOE DOCK. BRING YOUR YACHT. MOTIVATED SELLER!!REDUCED PRICE $2,5 00,00013345 CASUARINA POINTCUTE COTTAGE ON CORNER LOT WITH EXTRAORDINARY VIEWS.OFFERED AT $172,000


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 Bay Deep 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 Page 8 B The Abaconian August 15, 2005 REVERSE OSMOSISSEA WATER DESALINATORS MAKE DRINKING WATER FROM SEAWATER Advanced Water Engineering, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment including our REVERSE OSMOSIS. We are re-introducing our equipment to the Bahamas. Residential and small boat sizes from 100 to 20,000 gallons per day.Pricing starts at $2,300.00 We also stock: pumps • membranes • filters • test kits cistern liners • poly tanks cat pumps • cat parts • fittingsADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INCIndian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Tel: (321) 777-4909 • Fax: (321) 773-8338e-mail: DISTRIBUTORS WANTED CALL OR E-MAIL FOR PRICESBy Mirella Santillo According to jeweler, Mr. Peter Bradley, manager of the Conch Pearl Gallery, it seems that conch pearls have become more abundant lately. Many conch fishermen from Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point have come regularly of late to the Conch Pearl Gallery to sell their precious finds. “It seems that some people find them and some do not, as much as they look for them,” said Mr. Bradley who likes the pearls because they are specific of Abaco and the Caribbean. They are produced here and used here in various jewelry settings. Unlike oyster pearls, they come in many different colors from a creamy beige to a bright pink and many different shapes. “However, the conch pearl is not a true pearl,” explained Mr. Bradley, “because they do not have nacre.” In spite of that characteristic, conch pearls are harder than oyster pearls and stand up to wear and tear. However, they have a tendency to fade, but the shine stays. As far as jewelry is concerned, explained Mr Bradley, they are difficult to drill, therefore difficult to mount on a post. Because of their irregular shapes, a custom design has to be created with enough gold in the right place to hold the pearls. It might be a more delicate process, but it leads to a more interesting design. Conch pearls are very popular with another local jewelry store, Abaco Gold, which recently purchased from Mr George Wilmore and resold almost immediately an “almost perfect, large, deep pink pearl, almost completely round, “ said store attendant, Ms. Jeanette Harris. Ms. Harris explained that in her years in the shop, she only saw one pearl that was a little bigger than this one, absolutely round and of a deep pink color, in other words, perfect.” Mr. Wilmore is a local conch fisherman and conch salad maker. His stand is located next to Harbour View Marina and is always well attended with locals and visitors who enjoy his delicious salad. During his 17 years of conching, Mr. Wilmore has found approximately 12 pearls, but the one bought recently by Abaco Gold was the biggest so far. He sold that pearl for $3,000 but its retail value was more than double that amount. The chance of finding a pearl, said Mr Wilmore, is one in 10,000, but there have been reports of a fisherman finding four pearls in one conch! “It is luck,” said the fisherman, “like winning at the lottery!”Conch Pearls Are a Rare FindConch pearls are rare but beautiful. They come in a variety of colors from pinks and oranges through to light browns. They are usually not perfectly round but come in a variety of shapes. 156 Acres 3000 Feet of Beachfront Adjacent Crossing Rocks $3,000,000 William Hertz Limited Tel. & Fax. 365-8061Madeira Park Plaza Suite 1 P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 B TREASURE CAY SHOPPING CENTRE,ABACO (242) 365-8350 FAX:(242) 365-8352 OPEN MON-SAT 8AM Â… 6PM AND SUN 9AM-1PMCome visit our newly renovated store. More products.Great service. More from our store. A BRAND NEW LOOK 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 ON 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 Friends of the Environment is pleased to announce the winners of two scholarships were awarded in June to attend environmental workshops. In striving to meet its goal of educating the public on issues of environmental awareness, Friends has awarded full scholarships to one Abaco teacher and one student to attend Environmental Workshops this summer. Mr. Rudolph Kawalram of the Treasure Cay Primary School will be attending the Island SchoolÂ’s Teachers Workshop in Cape Eleuthera for one week in August. He will join educators from across North America in developing and sharing hands-on methods of teaching environmentally sound practices. Lisa Kemp, a student at St. Frances de Sales School, has been awarded a 10-day scholarship to attend an Earthwatch Expedition organized by the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey. Ms. Kemp will spend 10 days in August with BMMS and Earthwatch as they monitor and collect information on the whales and dolphins which inhabit the waters off Abaco. Recently, Friends helped to sponsor a group of nine Hope Town Primary School students to compete in the Coastal Awareness Competition in Nassau. They had a great experience and were able to see some really excellent displays.Two Will Attend Environmental Workshops www.abaconian.comThe AbaconianÂ’s New Web SiteMost Recent Issue Archive Issues Maps Business Listing Pictures S t e i n e r H H o u s e T T r e a s u r e C C a y R R o a d 4 BR,2 1/2 BA $ 8 9 0 0 0 0 B a h a m a B B e a c h C C l u b 2039, Deluxe Beach-front Condo 3 BR,2 BA $ 8 5 0 0 0 0 G a l l e o n B B a y C C a n a l Waterfront Homesite $ 3 0 3 0 0 0 H e l e n s P P o i n t G G a l l e o n B B a y Waterfront 4 BR,3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $ 1 3 8 8 0 0 0 G a l l e o n B B a y R R o a d Homesite overlooking Treasure Cay Marina $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 S a n d B B a n k s H H a r b o u r Up to 10 Acres Available. Price upon request T w i n P P a l m s B B r i g a n t i n e C C a n a l Home, 3 BR 2BA pool and dock $ 8 7 0 0 0 0 E a r l y L L i g h t R R o y a l P P o i n c i a n a 2 BR, 2BA Condo on Treasure Cay beach $ 6 9 5 0 0 0 A t l a n t i s 2 2 2 0 2 2 BR, 2 BA Condo with 25' wide boat slip, including boat lift $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 A t l a n t i s 2 2 0 3 2 BR, 2 BA Condo with 15' wide slip, shares private breezeway with 2202 $ 4 0 5 0 0 0


Page 10 B The Abaconian August 15, 2005 THE OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 Full range of Johnson two stroke and four stroke Evinrude outboard engines from 2hp to 250hp !" Lower than US prices !" Up to three year warranty Extensive parts inventory !" Factory trained mechanics !" Dry boat storageAssociated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Dolphin MarineGreen T urtle Cay 242.365.4262 Island MarineP arrot Cay 242.366.0282 Roberts MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4249 Sea Horse MarineHope Town242.365.0023 Fishermans MarineL ong Island 242.337.6226 Minns Watersports Exuma 242.336.2604 Authorized Distributor Official School UniformsNOW IN STOCK! His & Her Jeans His & Her Jeans His & Her Jeans His & Her Jeans His & Her JeansAbaco Shopping Centre, Marsh Harbour • 367-2011Abaco Central High Amy Roberts Central Abaco Primary Cherokee *Crossing Rocks Fox Town Great Guana Cay Man-O-War *Moore’s Island *S C Bootle High *St. Francis de Sales *Treasure CayDickies pants 28 42 (Cell phone pocket)Dickies work pants & matching shirts Dickies coveralls French Toast pants 4 46, kahki, navy & greenFrench Toast shirts 4 XLShirts white & blue L 3XLGirls skirts navy & kahki, blue & green plaidUse our lay-away plan • 15% down Island Living Real Estate P.O. Box AB-20997 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: (242)367-2696 Fax: (242) Elevated Waterfront, Lynard’s Cay UNDER CONTRACT $144,000 Listing#7393/4 acre on the Sea of Abaco, Atlantic seaviews and deep water for a dock. Short distance from Little Harbour and Cherokee.$145,000 Listing#28619,400 sf with 100 feet of beach frontage in a quiet and upcoming community. Miles of scenic tranquilityBeachfront Splendor, Long BeachJoshua Shines at Karate ChampionshipsBy Jennifer Hudson Joshua Wong is only six years old but is already making his mark in the karate world. On July 22 and 23 he competed in the Gator Nationals World Karate Championship 2005 in Orlando, Florida, where he placed second in Kata and fourth in Fighting over 20 other competitors in each category. Prior to the event Joshua spent two weeks in Miami preparing with Sensei Herbie Thompson, former karate teacher of Churton Toote who is Joshua’s teacher on Abaco. Joshua, now a purple belt, began studying karate at the age of three and attends karate classes at the Anglican Parish Hall twice a week. He says that he did not feel at all nervous and enjoyed participating in the competition. Although he won his very impressive trophy for kata, a trophy which is almost as tall as he is, he says that he really likes the fighting best.BodybuildingBy Arthur Elden The Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation held its championships on July 30 in Nassau. Veteran bodybuilder Arthur Elden, the only competitor from Abaco, won the Masters over 50 Division and along with Rosemary Green of Nassau placed second in the Mixed Pairs Competition. A few days later Mr. Danny Sumner, President of the Bodybuilding Federation, named Arthur as the acting President of the Abaco Bodybuilding Association. Arthur will be organizing bodybuilding on Abaco and will soon meet with persons interested in assisting with the developing of the sport and future competitions. Later this year or Sports News Please see Sports Page 23 Joshua Wong with his instructor, Mr. Churton Toote


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 BCorner 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 367-2250 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• Danny Sawyer of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department is presenting a check to Juanyette Curry of the First Caribbean International Bank in Marsh Harbour in aid of the Stanton Chea Medical Fund. Bank Manager Paul Bartlett is on the left. It is hoped that the public will continue to make contributions to this worthy cause. Attorney Rhonda Hull presents a check to Joyce Mackey of the Royal Bank of Canada on behalf of the Chea Children’s Education Fund. You will recall the tragic death of Stantoon Chea a few weeks ago, leaving behind a pregnant widow and two young children. A committee has been formed to assist the family. Two accounts have been opened. The Chea Children’s Education Fund was opened in the Royal Bank of Canada Account number (03085) 707-7837. The Staton Chea Medical Fund was opened in the First Caribbean International Bank, Account number 200-331-437Stanton Chea’s Family Will Benefit ALSO OFFERING A WIDE ARRAY OF ART SUPPLIES, CRAYONS, MARKERS, COLORED PENCILS, PASTELS, MODELING CLAY, CHALK, WATERCOLORS, POSTER PAINTS, ART PADS, ETC. PENS, PENCILS, RULERS, NOTEBOOKS, FILLER SHEETS AND LOTS MORE....... ST. FRANCIS DE SALES TEXTBOOKS ARRIVING IN AUGUST DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO BUY YOUR CHILDREN’S SCHOOL SUPPLIES THIS YEAR COME CHECK OUT OUR EARLYBACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS AT BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS AT BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS AT BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS AT BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS AT STUDENT DESK....................................................$105.30 ARMLESS TASK CHAIR .........................................97.70 BACK PACKS starting at..........................................9.45 20" SPORTS DUFFLE BAG.......................................14.50 MERRIAM-WEBSTER POCKET DICTIONARY.....5.00 MERRIAM-WEBSTER NOTEBOOK ATLAS..........6.35 OXFORD GEOMETRY SET.......................................5.91 3-RING BINDERS starting at....................................1.90 COMPOSITION BOOKS starting at......................0.60 8-DIGIT WALLET CALCULATOR...........................6.00 T.I. SCIENTIFIC CALCULATORS starting at.........17.75 5" STUDENT SCISSORS...............................................1.31 MINI-STAPLERS starting at......................................3.25 Located in the Marco A/C building, Don MacKay Blvd P.O. Box AB-20192, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph. (242) 367-3186 Fax (242) 367-3469


Chris Thompson Real Estate“Offering the Islands Most Exclusive Listings” One Purple Porpoise Place, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas ph 242.366.0216 fax 242.366.0223 Chris ThompsonGreg Roberts* Private Islands Waterfront Homes and Land Investment Property Acreage Project/Property Management Complete Service from Sales to Construction ***** Exclusive Agents for Matt Lowe’s Cay ***** HIGH HOPES Atlantic Ocean, North End Elbow Cay 3 bed 3 bed bath, large ocean side deck, excellent 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 each UNDER CONTRACTBLEST 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 $1,595,000 ATLANTIC HORIZONS Dorros Cove ocean front home, 3 bed/3 bath, pool, dock slip at Tahiti Beach, furnished, great rental history $1,500,000 SOLDCASA 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 UNDER CONTRACTPARCELS 1, 2, 3 and 5 SOLDBREAKERS 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 baths, 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 $388,000 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Page 12 B The Abaconian August 15, 2005


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13 B Find your new home with Bahamas Realty. Bahamas Realty reaches the world via its simple and easy-to-use website We have offices in Nassau, Abaco, Grand Bahama, Exuma, Long Island, Harbour Island & Eleuthera. #9079: Outstanding beachfront building site situated on the Atlantic Ocean. Very desirable, approximately one and one half acres running over 100 feet along Guana’s fabulous sugar sand beach and approximately 525 feet deep. Conveniently located near the settlement and well north of Nipper’s. Secluded and well-vegetated. #8928. Secluded 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in the lovely community of Bahama Palm Shores. Located directly across the lane from Eight Mile Bay and its gorgeous beach. Rooftop deck enjoys some of the best views in the area. Room to expand and put your personal touch to this promising home. $422,000BAHAMA PALM SHORESUNDER CONTRACT#9092: Only two-years old, modern triplex with efficiency apartment. Well-built, solid concrete construction, tile floors. Spacious back yard. Convenient to Government Primary school and all amenities. Nice quiet cul-de-sac location. Fully furnished, this won’t last long! $298,000. DUNDAS TOWN #9486: Marsh Harbour, Eastern Shores. Rare home site located on the secluded peninsula. Property runs sea-to-sea, 66' on the protected “Creek”, western boundry runs 120', eastern boundary 133'. Serious inquiries only, please.EASTERN SHORES #9492. Lovely homesite in secluded Bahama Coral island; just 10 minutes north of Marsh Harbour. Elevated and just across from natural wildlife area and 5 minutes to the secluded beach area. Great views if “built up”! Buy now for the future! $21,000.BAHAMA CORAL ISLANDOffered Exclusively by Bahamas Realty E-mail: Royal Harbour Village. Opposite Boat Harbour EntranceTel: 242-367-3262 • Fax: #9484: NEW! Newly built 3 bed/2 bath family home located in Cooper’s Town, North Abaco. Cooper’s Town has all infrastructure, including Government medical facility, schools and grocery shops. $154,900COOPER’S TOWN COVE ESTATES#8551: 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath family home in Cove Estates. Custom built, tongue & groove interiors, tile, master bath spa with hot tub, double vanities, deluxe master suite. Many built-ins, gorgeous gourmet kitchen. Offered “where is, as is”. Roof needs to be reshingled. Owner motivated! Price is firm.UNDER CONTRACT#8842: Murphy Town. Very nice duplex plus efficiency. Recent renovations, fresh paint, traditional Colonial style. Quite part of town, near highway. Don’t miss out on this! Nicely priced at $289,000. #9662. Treasure Cay. Located in the lovely Galleon Bay of Treasure Cay, this approx. 10,000 sq.ft. site is located on WIndward Beach Drive just across from the Windward Beach. Grand Sea of Abaco views are in store for the lucky buyer that builds his dream home here! Build up on “stilts” for views on all levels and added protection. Well-priced for a quick sale $60,000.TREASURE CAYUNDER CONTRACT MURPHY TOWNUNDER CONTRACT #9297: Bordering the Sea of Abaco with the Atlantic Ocean to the east, this expansive parcel boasts 77 fabulous acres, including high elevations, a pond, dense native coppice, numerous coconut palm trees and pristine white sand beaches. Serious inquiries only, please.LYNYARD CAY GUANA CAY#9770: Leisure Lee. Lovely, oversized wooded home site containing 18,204 sq. ft. Inland location, road-to-road site with possible views of canal system and the Sea of Abaco if buyer “builds up”. A greenway borders one boundary making the site secluded and private. $68,600. LEISURE LEE#9510: Greenland Bay. Gorgeous, unspoiled beach front, dazzling white sand, rolling grassland interior. Parcels encompass 100 to 200 feet on the beach, depth of +/-300’. 30 miles south of Marsh Harbour. Only one parcel may be sold in each instance; the entire acerage is not offered a whole. Starting at $ 120,000. GREENLAND BAY


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Page 14 B The Abaconian August 15, 2005By Jennifer Hudson In 2004 the Cancer Society opened a Thrift Store in the Marsh Harbour Community Library building. I work as a volunteer there on many Saturdays. Often I have people coming in reminiscing on times past spent in that building when it was the office of Dr. Ejnar F. Gottlieb. They enjoy speaking of these experiences and of their much admired doctor. I thought, therefore, that it would be timely to write something for the newspaper about this man and his work as there are many people in Marsh Harbour today who have arrived in recent years and know nothing of this doctor who has now passed on but remains an important part of the history of Abaco. For them this will provide an insight into his life and work, and for those who knew him it will rekindle old memories. I had previously read the autobiographical book written by Dr. Gottleib’s wife, Owanta Gottlieb van Sanden, Angel, Stand By Me which is a fascinating account of her upbringing in Eastern Germany to aristocratic parents and her later life. I thoroughly recommend this as it is a most interesting book. I then met with the Gottlieb’s second son, Frederik, a well known Abaco lawyer who gave me great insight into his father’s life and work. Dr. Ejnar Gottlieb was born in Germany where, as a young man, he attended the University of Munich where he studied medicine. This was not his original plan, however, as he was an accomplished cellist, having studied the instrument since the age of five years. His original desire was to study music but after realizing that a career as a musician was a very uncertain one he decided upon medicine. It was at the university that he met his wife, Owanta, who was studying zoology, and they married in 1945. At the end of the war life was very miserable for the couple so they decided to escape to Switzerland to Dr. Gottlieb’s godfather. Here their first son, Cay, was born in 1946. Later, in The Bahamas, another son Frederik and a daughter Marina were born. Dr. Gottlieb was finding it extremely difficult to find employment as he was not Swiss. He accepted a job in 1949 on Grand Bahama to take care of 800 lumberjacks at the Abaco Lumber Company at Pine Ridge. Many of those families were from Abaco. He and his wife and young son arrived on Grand Bahama with little more than a suitcase to their name. Wallace Groves was the owner of the Abaco Lumber Company which he later sold to Owens Illinois in 1956. Owens Illinois cut the pine trees to ship to Jacksonville, Florida, to be made into paper. Most of the employees were moved from Pine Ridge which was near the present day Freeport to Riding Point on the eastern end of Grand Bahama where they continued to cut the remaining lumber. Dr. Gottlieb had to deal with some horrific mill accidents. His son remembers how, if there was an accident in the middle of the night, the patient would be carried to the doctor’s house and laid on the steps outside so that he could be attended to as soon as the doctor jumped out of bed. Frederik remembers many a morning going outside the house to be met with a gruesome sight. In the late 1950s Dr. Ejnar Gottlieb became the first medical director in Freeport, a new community founded by Wallace Groves and was responsible for the original Rand Memorial Hospital which was built according to his specifications. In 1959 these two men began to have certain differences and a falling out occurred which resulted in Dr. Gottlieb moving his family to Abaco. The entire operation of Owens Illinois was, at that same time, moved to Snake Cay, Abaco. The Robert Fulton an old three-deck side paddle boat which Owens Illinois had bought and brought to Grand Bahama to be converted into offices, shops, clinic and apartments for their employees, was moved to Snake Cay. In December 1999, the Gottlieb family arrived on Abaco from Riding Point aboard an old wooden tug boat, the Donald Roberts For a while Dr. Gottlieb worked out of his office aboard the Robert Fulton but in the mid 1960s the Owens Illinois Company, which by that time had gone into sugar farming, acquired Crown Land in Marsh Harbour. Here they built a clinic for Dr. Gottlieb so he moved his practice there. The structure was a prefabricated building which was only intended to last 25 years but this building has stood up well to the tests of time and still stands today where, 40 years later, it now houses two more very valuable entities, the Marsh Harbour Community Library and the Cancer Society Thrift Store. In this clinic one room was set aside as an x-ray facility, and the rest was divided between a waiting room and the rooms where the doctor would examine his patients and perform surgical procedures. When we set up the Cancer Society Thrift Store last year, the huge old and outdated x-ray machine was still in the room and had to be carefully disposed of. Now when some of the older residents come into that room they like to reminisce and tell us of their experiences there. People I have spoken with attest to the skills of Dr. Gottlieb and what a remarkable man he was. He was, reportedly, an excellent surgeon and performed some amazing operations in that clinic, even doing tonsillectomies with only a local anaesthetic. In those days it was not as easy to fly people out quickly for medical attention so it was often necessary for Dr. GottliebReminiscences on the Life of Dr. Ejnar GottliebDr. Ejnar F. Gottlieb Please see Gottlieb Page 15


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MOTIVATED SELLER $406,000 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Pool side / garden location 2 bed / 2 bath $369,000 VACANT LOTS AVALABLE • Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. ocean front 1 acre+/Beginning at $875,000 • Canal Front Beginning at $264,500 • Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $45,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 2 bed / 2 bath, end unit, extra features, never rented $212,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / onsite 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 widow’s 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 SOLD SOLD Page 16 B The Abaconian August 15, 2005of his mind if the disturbance was not a necessity. He rightly had little patience for someone who had been suffering with an earache for two or three days, done nothing about it, then decided to wake him in the middle of the night because they couldn’t stand it any longer! Frederick Gottlieb has many stories he vividly remembers about his father. One day the doctor was in the middle of performing an operation when a man drove right into the building, just missing the doctor who continued his surgical procedure and calmly told the person to reverse out of his clinic! Although there was a safe in the clinic Dr. Gottlieb always took the day’s money home with him at night. Not knowing this some thieves broke into the clinic one night through the window (not realizing that the front door was open). They managed to open the safe by cutting a hole in the back but had obviously cut themselves very badly in getting in through the broken window because the next day copious amounts of blood were to be seen. Dr. Gottlieb called the police and told them to be on the lookout for someone with a bad cut on their hand or arm. By that time Dr. John Fifer had opened a practice in Marsh Harbour and lo and behold the criminals turned up there seeking treatment, so were soon caught. The singer Burl Ives, who was for years a part time resident of Hope Town, was not recognized by Dr. Gottlieb when he was in need of emergency treatment one day. Burl Ives was a very rotund man, and as he walked up the old wooden steps of the Customs House at Union Jack Dock in Marsh Harbour, the complete set of steps gave way under his weight. He crashed to the ground and broke his leg. He was unceremoniously thrown into the back of an old pick-up truck and driven along the then very bumpy road to Snake Cay where Dr. Gottlieb’s office was at that time aboard the Robert Fulton He was carried into the clinic where nobody recognized him and the doctor had a problem to prevent his girth from flopping off the X-ray table. The first cast Dr. Gottlieb put on the leg Burl Ives broke. So then steel bars were put in and the leg healed well and doctors in the U.S. praised the good work done by Dr. Gottlieb here on Abaco. Dr. Gottlieb and Burl Ives had by that time become good friends. While still on Grand Bahama one day somebody came to Dr. Gottlieb to ask him to come to the house as their young daughter, who was about three or four, had died. She was already laid out in a box dressed in a pretty little dress. All the people around were very quiet as this was the custom until the doctor had pronounced a person dead, then the public outpouring of grief would begin. When Dr. Gottlieb put a stethoscope to her chest, he heard a heart beat and thought that she was in a comatose state owing to an infection, probably whooping cough. He gave the child an injection upon which she sat up, and everyone took off as though they had seen a ghost! Dr. Gottlieb became an Associate Professor of George Washington University and every summer thereafter students from the university would come and work at his clinic in Marsh Harbour as part of their training. Dr. Frank Boyce was one such student. Classical music and reading were pastimes this man of culture enjoyed in his spare time and he kept very much up to 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 GottliebFrom Page 15 date on medical issues. He loved outdoor activities and was remembered for donning his “Speedos” at weekends and going off in his boat to enjoy a day of boating and fishing. He was a very social man who loved throwing parties and traveling. Dr. Gottlieb died in 1995 at the age of 75 years, his dear wife having predeceased him by three years. His memory lives on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him and were his patients. In his honour the road next to his clinic was named after him. Mrs. Yvonne Key, who was a patient of his for many years, says that when she opened the library in 1998 the only fitting name was the Ejnar Gottlieb Marsh Harbour Community Library in remembrance of his service and dedication to the community of Abaco.Dr. Gottlieb’s Lives on


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!COMMERCIAL DOCKS!PRIVATE DOCKS!SEA WALL CONSTRUCTION!BOAT LIFTS!DOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice 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 Constr Constr Constr Constr Constr uction uction uction uction uction Page 18 B The Abaconian August 15, 2005Someone broke into a house in Great Abaco Club on July 8 and stole $380 in cash. The person entered the house through the front door which was not locked. A Marsh Harbour man was arrested on July 8 in the vicinity of SapodillyÂ’s for possession of marijuana. Five Haitians, three from Murphy Town and two from Dundas Town, were arrested at the Texaco Gas Station in Dundas Town on July 8 for possession of marijuana. A Murphy Town man was attacked on July 10 by someone he knew who threw stones and bottles at him. The next day a suspect was charged with the crime. A Murphy Town man in custody reported that on July 10 he was punched in the face and hit on his head with a piece of steel pipe by a bartender while he was at a night club on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. A Dundas Town man reported on July 10 that two men whom he named threw bottles at him hitting him in the back and upper right arm. A guest at Abaco Beach Resort reported on July 11 that someone entered the room while she was asleep and stole a black handbag. The culprit entered the room through an unlocked sliding glass door. The bag was discovered the next day with all of its contents and $11. A 36 foot Intrepid boat named Wash Bucket was stolen from the Marsh Harbour Marina on Pelican Shores on July 11. It was later found by the dock master. A Marsh Harbour man reported a man that he named attacked him with a cutlass and bit him on the shoulder. Later the suspect went to the police station where he was arrested. Abaco Outboard Marine was broken into on July 12 but nothing was stolen. A suspect was named. The suspect, a man from Florida, was later arrested. A 52 -year-old Haitian was found dead in The Mud. Foul play was not suspected. He was an alcoholic and had a medical history of kidney disease. A woman from Murphy Town was arrested on July 12 for entering the storage room of the Abaco Youth building on July 4. A CooperÂ’s Town man was awakened in the night of July 12 by someone knocking at his door. When he opened the door, a young man he knew had a flare gun loaded with shot gun pellets and shot him in the face. He was taken to the CooperÂ’s Town Clinic, then the Marsh Harbour clinic. He was referred to a hospital in Freeport. The suspect was arrested. A traffic accident involving two vehicles in Murphy Town on July 14 resulted in two passengers being thrown out of the car and having to be air lifted to Nassau for medical care. The two drivers received medical care at a local clinic and were discharged. The police searched a night club on Don MacKay Boulevard on July 14 and found evidence of marijuana and gambling devices. The bartender from Murphy Town was arrested. Three occupants of a house in Murphy Town were arrested on July 14 for having marijuana in their residence A resident of The Mud in Marsh Harbour reported on July 14 that she was attacked by two other females who threw stones at her hitting her in her forehead. A Treasure Cay boat owner reported on July 14 that a man in a rental 20-foot boat damaged his yacht while it was at the fuel dock at Treasure Cay. The owner of His and Her Jeans shop in Marsh Harbour reported on July 15 that her shop was broken into and items including gold plated necklaces and tams were stolen from the shop. The value of the items was $588. The culprit had used a stone to break a glass door Two residents of Murphy Town were arrested on their property on July 15 for using obscene language and resisting arrest when police officers were executing a Search Warrant. A resident of Murphy Town died suddenly on July 15 at the Marsh Harbour government clinic on July 15. Foul play was not suspected. The man had suffered from hypertension. Burns House Liquor Store on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour was broken into on July 16. The culprit used a stone to smash a glass door to gain entry. The value of the stolen goods is not known. A resident of The Mud was arrested on July 18 for possession of cocaine while he was in the vicinity of Abaco Beach Resort. Charles Carey, 70, of Nassau died suddenly while he was on Man-O-War on July 18. He suffered from a heart condition. A resident of Pelican Shores reported on July 18 that the alarm at his residence has been activated. The culprit removed a window screen. Nothing was stolen. A vehicle was stolen from A&P Auto Rental in Marsh Harbour on July 18. A 26-foot Paramount with a 250 HP Evinrude was stolen from RichÂ’s Boat Rental dock in Marsh Harbour on July 18. The boat is valued at $45,000. A resident of Marsh Harbour reported that someone entered her house on East Bay Street during the night of July 18. The person stole her wallet containing $30 Euro cash, a Visa credit card, a US drivers license and keys to a vehicle. A Spring City resident reported that he was beaten by three young men whom he identified. This happened at a sports bar in Marsh Harbour on July 18. The man was treated at the government clinic. The three men were later arrested. A resident of Pelican Shores reported that on July 23 someone entered his residence. The culprit had entered an unlocked doors. Nothing was stolen. A resident of Treasure Cay reported that someone entered his residence on July 21. A resident of Dundas Town reported that someone entered his residence sometime between July 18 and 21 and stole $4381. A resident of Pelican Shores reported that on July 23 someone entered his residence and stole about $40 in cash. The culprit had removed a screen and entered through a bedroom window. A resident of Pelican Shores reported that someone entered her residence on July 23. The culprit entered through an unlocked sliding glass door. The person stole a handbag containing $500 in cash, a check book and a wallet. The handbag, wallet and check book were retrieved. A 26-foot Mako with a 250 HP Yamaha was stolen on July 24 from a dock in Marsh Harbour. The boat is valued at $35,000. Late that afternoon the boat was discovered at Crown Haven occupied by eight Haitians. All were arrested. Someone broke into one of the villas atPolice Crime Report Please see Crime Page 19


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 B ... THE BATTERY WITH THE LIGHTNING BOLT OF LIFE!!!BA BA BA BA BA T T T T T TE TE TE TE TE R R R R R I I I I I E E E E E S S S S S!""" A/C Delco Marine !""" Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V !""" Truck/Tractor Diesel !""" Marine Batteries Diesel !""" Automotive Batteries !"" Gel Batteries !""" High Reserve Capacity Batteries !""" UPS Computer Batteries WE HONOUR THE FULL WARRANTY PERIOD NOT PRO-RATED(If an Epic Battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!)Delivery Service AvailableFULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!Located in the Colina Building on Queen Elizabeth Dr. Ph: 367-3742 #" #" #" #" #" Fax: 367-0064Regattas of Abaco on July 25 and stole $250. The culprit entered through an unlocked sliding glass door. A resident of Pigeon Peas reported on July 25 that a man pushed her with a fivegallon bottle of water in his hand. On July 25 a vehicle parked outside a business in Murphy Town was damaged by a car with three occupants. Two of the occupants are residents of Spring City. The Baker’s Bay office was broken into on July 26. Nothing was reported damaged or stolen. A resident of Marsh Harbour reported that her residence was broken into on July 25. Nothing was reported damaged or stolen. The Batelco building in Fox Town was broken into on July 26 A business in Dundas Town was broken into between July 24 and 26. A stone was used to smash the glass dorr and an inside wooden door was kicked in. Clothing and shoes valued at $6000 were stolen. A resident of The Mud reported that a man he knew chased him with a cutlass and threatened to shoot him on July 26, putting him in fear of his life. A house in Cove Estates, Marsh Harbour was broken into on July 26. A window screen was pushed and the person stole $3500 in cash. Two watermelons valued at $16 were stolen from a farm near the Cherokee Road on July 26. The owner caught two black males one of whom was driving a white truck. The glass window of His and Her Jeans in Marsh Harbour was smashed on July 27. The glass front door of the Brass and Leather Shop in Marsh Harbour was smashed on July 27. The glass front door of Special Touch Beauty Salon in Marsh Harbour was smashed on July 27. A residence on Pelican Shores was broken into between July 23 and July 27. A small stone was used to smash a glass louver window and $75 was stolen. An employee of Solomon’s SuperCentre reported that a man she knew pulled her into the receiving room and fondled her breasts on July 27. A police officer reported on July 27 that he discovered that his vehicle had a front tire slashed. He named a suspect who had been seen in the area. A house in Hard Bargain, Moore’s Is-Crime Report CrimeFrom Page 18 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 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. Church Page New Vision Ministries(Non Demoninational)Our Mission “Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ ”Sunday Worship11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids’ Korner9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time12:10 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Friday Youth Night (high school & up)7:30 p.m. Pastors/Leaders Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe Youth Pastor: Brooks Russell For Directions call 242-367-3324 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 Children’s 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) “Speaking where the Bible speaks; Silent where the Bible is silent.” Schedule of Services Sunday Bible Class10:00 a.m. Morning Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship7:00 p.m. Radio Abaco 93.5 FM5:00 p.m. Wednesday Devotion/Bible Class7:00 p.m.Church of ChristP.O. Box AB 20543 Marsh Harbour, Abaco 242-367-3496/ Minister Jason G. Quashie 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 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 Please see Crime Page 20


Page 20 B The Abaconian August 15, 2005land, was broken into on July 27 and two gold chains valued at $500 were stolen. The culprit pushed in an air conditioning unit to gain entry into the house. A woman in Hope Town reported on July 28 that she awoke in the middle of the night and saw a dark thin male in her house. He fled on foot when she shouted at him. An traffic accident involving two cars on July 31 in Murphy Town resulted in the drivers being treated at the clinic before being air lifted to Nassau. A Treasure Cay man was assaulted while on Don MacKay Boulevard during the night of July 31. He ws hit in the head with a piece of pipe by someone he knew. A man was beaten by a group of young men believed to be Haitian on August 1. A Cooper’s Town woman reported on August 5 that someone broke into her residence and stole seven buckets of joint compound, five gallons of white paint and 15 corner beads all valued at $647. She named a suspect. A man was arrested in Treasure Cay for vagrancy on August 5. A Murphy Town woman reported on August 5 that someone scrapped the doors on her car. She named a suspect. A man was hit in the forehead with a beer bottle injuring him while he was at the Culture Park in Hard Bargain, Moore’s Island on August 5. Later a man was arrested for the assault. The man who was injured later punched his assailant in the face while he was in custody. He was also charged. A US citizen from was found dead in a room at the Abaco Beach Hotel on August 7. Foul play is not suspected. His body wasCrime Report CrimeFrom Page 19 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 Potter’s 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 taken to Nassau for an autopsy. A residence in Mount Hope was broken into on August 7. Eight hundred pounds of frozen crawfish valued at $8400 was stolen. A driver on the S.C. Bootle Highway lost control of his car on July 7 and both the driver and his passenger were injured. The driver is a resident of The Mud and his passenger is a resident of Dundas Town. Both were air lifted to Nassau.Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAIL LEGAL NOTICE In the Estate of George C, SwansonNOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claims or demands against the above named Estate are requested to send the same duly certified to the undersigned on or before the 31" day of September, 2005. And Notice is hereby also given that at the expiration of the time above mentioned the assets of the deceased will be distributed amongst the persons entitled thereto having regard only to the claims of which the Executor shall then have had notice. L. C. HULL & CO.700 Don Mackay Boulevard P. 0. Box AB-20415 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas.Attorneys for the Executor It Pays toAdvertiseCRAWFISHERMEN’S SPECIAL5,200 BTU DAEWOO WINDOW A/C UNIT……...…..$199.00 8,000 BTU YORK WINDOW A/C UNIT………………$349.00 10,000 BTU YORK WINDOW A/C UNIT……...….......$399.00 12,000 BTU YORK WALL A/C UNIT……………….....$499.00 18,000 BTU YORK WALL A/C UNIT……………….....$649.00 25,000 BTU YORK WALL A/C UNIT……………….…$699.00 1.0 TON WHIRLPOOL MINI SPLIT UNIT.…..….…..$665.00 1.5 TON WHIRLPOOL MINI SPLIT UNIT……...….$1035.00 2.0 TON WHIRLPOOL MINI SPLIT UNIT………....$1269.00 5 CU FT …..…..$446.60 7 CU FT …..…..$471.20 10 CU FT ……$624.80 15 CU FT .……$848.80 25 CU FT……$1057.20FOR ALL YOUR OFFICE & SCHOOL SUPPLIES DON’T FORGET TO VISIT Air Conditioners Chest Freezers


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21 BDr. Micheal Caplia Optometrist August 24, 2005 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020New at Auskell: Mammograms OfferedDr. Micheal Caplia Optometrist August 17, 18, 19, 2005 Dr. Ava Thompson Child & Adolescent Psycologist August 20, 2005 Dr. Hubert Minnis Ob Gyn / Ultrasound August 20, 2005 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist August 23, 2005 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) August 27, 2005 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist August 17, 2005 Mrs. Christina Messara Physiotherapist August 18, 2005 Ms. Darlene Cargill Clinical Psycologist, Adults August 20, 2005 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea August 25, 2005 Mrs. Christina Messara Physiotherapist August 25, 2005 Dr. Richelle Knowles Dermatologist August 27, 2005 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist August 31, 2005For Appointments Call 367-0020 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 2 bed apt. $1500/ mo, no pets. Also new vacation rental $900/ wk. Call for details. 904-982-2762 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 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 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 Elbow Cay’s 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. Lubbers Quarters beaut iful home across from Tilloo Cut with 2 kings / 2 baths / queen loft. Gorgeous view, convenient location, private boat slip, central A/C, turn key, rental history. By owner 242-366-0266 Marsh Harbour, Sweetings Tract, 2B / 2B plus pool table room, fully furnished, tile & carpet, wood & Hardy board exterior, sheetrock & V-joint interior. Manicured lawn, fenced backyard. $250,000 gross. Contact Marcus @ 375-8248 or Tara @ 357-6842 Marsh Harbour, Government Sub. 2 bed, 1 bath, living & dining room, front room, wash room. Small apartment on the hill. House was built for a main house on top. Land 140 x 110 n road. $180,000 Call 367-4963, 367-4143, 5599603 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 APARTMENTSTilloo Cay charming hideaway, 1 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 Treasure Cay area 6.5+ acres available on Sea of Abaco, cleared, boat ramp, two fresh water wells, highway frontage. Small marina a possibility. Road from highway to ocean. Property located between Treasure Cay airport and entrance to Treasure Cay. For information call 305-238-2459 NO BROKERS Freeport Bahama Terrace, Grand Bahama house up to the belt course. Asking $60,000. Call 242-646-1802 East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 Homes • Property Beach front Condos Corporate Rentalswww.abacorealtor.comSandra Evans, BRI, CIPS (242) 367-2365 Bill Thorndycraft (242) 357-6638 PROFESSIONAL GOLF CAR CORP.19 Years of Selling ExperienceBest Selection of Cars and Parts in South Florida Call Paul at: 800-334-5058 ext. 208 or 561-433-2500 ext. 208 Fax: 561-433-2919 • E-mail: 5385 Lake Worth Rd., Greenacres, FL 33463Free Delivery to the ports of West Palm Beach & Ft. Lauderdale Authorized DealerELECTRIC OR GAS NEW • USED REMANUFACTURED 2, 4, 6 & 8 PASSENGER LIFTED BOXESFormer Commissioner Kirkwood E. Taylor passed away on August 16 at Doctors Hospital in Nassau following an extended illness. Mr. Taylor served on Abaco as a Family Island Commissioner in the mid 19060s and again in the 1980s, accumulating about 10 years of his long career on Abaco. He served in Sandy Point for several years beginning in 1964 and later was assigned to Central Abaco for some time as commissioner. He began his extensive career with the Ministry of Education serving as headmaster on several Family Islands. His 50 plus years as a civil servant took him throughout the islands of The Bahamas. As Commissioner, his assignments included Bimini, Andros, Eleuthera, Mayaguana as well as Abaco. He served as Deputy Director of Local Government for a short time in the 1990s before his retirement. He is survived by his wife, four children and 15 grandchildren. He was 71 years old at the time of this death.Former Commissioner Passes AwayAbaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs


Page 22 B The Abaconian August 15, 2005 Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big 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 Phar Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar macy macy macy macy macyPrescriptions • Testing Beauty Supplies • Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 p.m. Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph/Fax 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. ________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantFinancial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Specializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 Business Service DirectoryGadites Maritime & Navigational Institution P.O.Box CB-13328 Nassau, Bahamas Tel/Fax: 242-362-4305 (home) Cell: 242-557-1617 Email:gaditesmaritime@hotmail.comInternational License Class “B” License Radar Observer Unlimited Bridge Resource Management COURSES COURSES COURSES COURSES COURSESClass “A” License Celestial Navigation Personal Survival Basic & Advanced Call 367-4585 or Fax 367-3091 MAGARIMS CONSTRUCTION CO.Licensed Contractor Large or Small JobsCall 357-6970 or 367-0246 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 CallAlbury’s 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....Tel: 551-4235 Human Resource Management Management Consulting (on Call) Termination Review & Guidance Payroll Services Payroll PRocessing Direct Payroll Deposits Policies & Procedures Testing and Evaluation HR Handbook Additional Features Pre-employment Screening Employee HandbookDarfield Plaza, Suite 3, P.O.Box N-8995 Nassau, N.P., Bahamas(242) 368-2240 Tel (242) 328-2241 Email: On call to All the Family Islands! 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 VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper AB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO Guess Who’s 70 Guess Who’s 70 Guess Who’s 70 Guess Who’s 70 Guess Who’s 70 Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Happy Birthday With lots of L With lots of L With lots of L With lots of L With lots of L ove ove ove ove ove 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) 367-4842 • BEC will begin tree trimming to protect power lines. BEC cuts and trims for maximum protection to the electric lines during storm conditions. • Please report any threatening trees or branches you are concerned about. • Property owners are advised to trim their own trees if they have special trimming requirements. Be careful power lines are dangerous. BEC will offer assistance on request. Call our emergency numbers for assistance or to report problems.Phone 367-2727 • 367-2846 • 367-4667 Remember to Buckle Up


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 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 Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & BoatsLabourer wanted Abaturk Company. Call 4775101 Full Time Help Wanted Front 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 Interested person please apply in person at Sea Spray Resort. Bahamian landscaping contracting firm looking to hire the following qualified personnel. Qualified parties MUST be willing to commute to job sites. Qualified parties please respond by faxing resume to 366-0701 or by calling 3660700 for more information. Competitive salaries and benefits. Landscape Foreman: must have qualifications and be able to read landscaping plans. Must be able to run and lead a crew and have some knowledge about native plants. Must have good communication, leadership skills and be well organized. Operator: must be able to drive various types of equipment: back-hoes, front end loaders, scissor lifts, tractors, etc. Qualifed operators must also be able to to run a crew. Back-up singers needed, a little experience required needed, ASAP Call 367-0500, 367-5691, 375-9162 Cooks, waitresses, dishwashers, bartenders wanted. Marsh Harbour, Call 367-0158 and leave message Male and female sales agents. 18 years or older, must have valid drivers licence. Please call 551-4186 Back-up singers needed A little experience required. Needed ASAP. Call 367-0500 or 3759162 or 367-5691 Two mechanic helpers needed, t wo sales persons needed. Call 559-5157 or 373-3522 between 9-5 DAMIANOS REALTY CO. LTD. Is seeking to hire Licensed Real Estate Agents and Apprentices in its Marsh Harbour, Abaco, office. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to join an established growing company. Visit our website to learn more about our company or contact Mr. George Damianos at 242-362-4211 email: EMPLOYMENT PPORTUNITIES89 Jeep Wrangler, 4 wheel drive, luggage rack, under hood security box, runs OK but needs work, oversized tires and extras. Call 365-8318 or 305-238-2459 92 Pontiac Sunbird GT Runs good, Needs minor repairs. Call 559-9366 94 Honda Accord $6000 Ph: 366-3061 Kevin 95 Dodge Caravan, new paint job, runs great, needs minor repairs. $3500 Call 366-4233 or 359-6696 96 Lincoln Continental 4 door, 66,000 miles, power everything, leather, V-8, clean, $10,000 OBO Ph 366-0684 or 477-5877 Greg 98 Japanese Nissan Bluebird great for parts. $2500 Call 359-6696 or 366-4233 98 Toyota Camry, cloth interior, CD player, power windows and locks, gray. Asking $12,500 Contact Chris Pinder at 375-8835 00 Dodge Dakota low miles, fully loaded, oneof-a-kind paint job. Serious inquiries only. 3596481 02 Ford Explorer fully loaded, leather interior, 3rd row seating, only 20,000 mi, 10 CD changer. $25,500 Call 357-6932 Golf Cart 2000 EZ GO 36v electric cart. 4 seater, new tires, good batteries. $3,500 3655122 30' Island Hopper w/ 3208 diesel engine, dual GPS, VHF, carries 30 passengers. All safety equipment. Only burns 8 gal of diesel per hour. Great transport or dive charter boat. Call 4775807 for more info 32Â’ Island Gypsy Sportfish 175 Ford Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke, air conditioned, etc. $44,000 Call 365-4120 34Â’ Sea Ray Sundance new Yanmar diesels and diesel gen. set. Everything new 2001-2002. Custom hard top, A/C, hot & cold running water, 10Â’ hard bottom dinghy 34Â’ Catalina 1988 shoal draft sailboat DUTY PAID 27 HP Yanmar, 12 v. refrig, many upgrades. Lying Abacos. $51,500 Call 828-6690828 Fax 828-664-1710 50Â’ Fiberglass hull, single 8V71, low hours since major, 8 kts. at 1700 rpm @ 4.3 gal./hr, Allison trans, 600 gal FrunoDiesel. 18 kw norÂ’Pro generator, Fruno radar, Rayathon radar, Fruno fish finder, DGPS Fruno Navigator, WAAS/GPS Standard Horizon chart plotter, Robinson auto pilot, Sea 222 side band radio, 3 VHFÂ’s. Well equipped galley, Sat. TV, DVD, VCR, large aft deck, 500# boom lift. Large cargo hold, 2 freezers, icemaker, water maker, dive compressor, 15Â’ dinghy/ 25 Mercury. Call 242-477-5111 or 242-366-3504. Price negotiable. VEHICLES FOR SALE EQUIPMENT FOR SALEForklift, Hyster S40XL 3-stage warehouse, used, well maintained, in use now. $10,000 OBO 367-2128 Call between 9-5 Graduate from college of Charleston (S.C.) looking for sail boat, fair condition, that I can repair and live on. Limited funds. Call Sheftal at 1-912-927-1517 WANTED TO BUY BOAT14' Edgewater 140CC, 2002 35 HP Johnson, Bimini, trailer, cover, DUTY PAID. $11,800, (242) 365-8397 18Â’ Fiberglass boat ready for crawfishing, 150 HP Evinrude outboard, GPS, VHF, stereo, compressor, Bimini top, etc. Serious inquiries only. Call (242) 359-6978 19Â’ Rhodes 19 Sailboat, 1969, keel, 2 mains, 2 jibs, spinnaker, DUTY PAID, $2000, with 5 HP O/B $2500. 366-0154 19' Robolo, 1977, center console, Bimini, live well, w/ 1999 200 HP Merc, needs work. DUTY PAID $4,000 Call 365-5122 225 HP Yamaha four stroke2002 model Under 250 hours Owner downsizing Excellent operating condition All controls, cables and gauges Replacement cost. approx. 18K For immediate sale $9950 firm Contact Classic Marine: Adam 366-0106 BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE20Â’ 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 22Â’ Laguna Sailboat w/pop top, new cushions, canvas covers and Bimini frame. New Mercury 15 HP electric start outboard, zip mainsail, cover, 110 & 140% jibs, anchor, battery, solar charger. DUTY PAID. Call 760-831-1688 to see boat in Marsh Harbour 23Â’ Hurricane, 135 Mercury, great fishing/ dive boat or water taxi, VHF. $6500 OBO Ph: 502551-5760 e-mail: 24Â’ 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 26Â’ Shamrock 2000 model w/330 PCM gasoline engine, Furuno color fish finder, Garmin 2006C color chart plotter, live bait well. DUTY PAID. $34,000 Green Turtle Cay 242-365-4042 or 601-310-2168 28Â’ Baja Center Console 1990, w/ twin Yamaha 200 outboards, Garmin color chart nav, VHF, CD/radio, outriggers. Boat will arrive the Abacos July 1 and available for sale July 22 for $17,500. Call Jim Covington 843-814-5462 28Â’ Mako, 1987, 96Â’ 225 Ocean Runners, full tower, NEW Rupp riggers, Furuno depth recorder, split console. $22,500. Ph: 321-7954577 email: peter.zabinski@minacom BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALEearly in 2006 the Abaco Championships will be held on Abaco. Anyone interested in contacting Arthur can do so from 7 a.m. 4 p.m. at 365-6011 or 365-6128 or at home at 365-6015. The Southern States Bodybuilding Championship was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on August 6 and once again Arthur was there to compete. He placed second in the Middleweight Division of the Masters over 60. The past few weeks have been exciting and rewarding for Arthur. The Central American and Caribbean Body building Championship will be held in Aruba and a national team from The Bahamas will be named in a week or so. SportsFrom Page 10 Support the Cancer SocietyDonate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop Call 367-3744 for info


Scotland Cay 124' of of Atlantic Ocean Beach-front. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1,470 sq.ft. home with Central A/C. Over, 2,000 sq.ft. of covered and open patios and decks. 19,000 gals fresh water. Aux. Generator. Fabulous views. #AB161 NEW LISTING $1,100,000. "Casa Bueno" NEW LISTINGScotland 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 LISTINGScotland 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 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 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. NEW LISTING "Hope Town Apartments" Marsh 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 LISTINGMarsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 2 bedroom + Study, 2 bath home 1228 sq.ft. 400 sq.ft. Screened Porch. Private dock for 55' boat and 25' runabout. Beautifully Furnished. Great Sea of Abaco views # AB163 NEW LISTING $753,000. NEW LISTING "Moonlit" Chris Plummer, BRI Assistant District ManagerEstate Agent Green Turtle CayTel/Fax: (242) 365-4648 Cell: (242) 554-9451 e.mail: VHF Channel 16 Faron SawyerEstate Agent Marsh Harbour Scotland CayTel: (242) 367-5454 Cell: (242) 359 6981 e.mail: Winding Bay Abaco Club Ocean-front 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath estate. 2,700 sq.ft. residence and 600 sq.fty guest house. Swimming Pool. Generator Over 2 acres of grounds. Fabulous views. Beautifully furnished #AB1164XH NEW LISTING $4,600,000. NEW LISTING "Walking Stick" Derek A. Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6856 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netChris AlburyEstate AgentMan-O-War Marina Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 365-6008 e.mail: NEW AGENT! Kathleen Albury, BRIEstate Agent Appraiser Elbow CayTel/Fax: (242) 366-0700 cell: (242 ) 477-5350 e.mail: Robbie BethelSales Assistant Hope Town Elbow CayTel: (242) 366-0700 e.mail: robbie@hgchristie.comElbow 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"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"Great Guana Cay 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,686 sq.ft. Beach-Front Home 725 sq.ft. of Decks. Over 1/4 Acre with 80 of ocean front. Fabulous views. Deeded access to semi-private dock. Beautifully Furnished. Great Rental History. #AB142 $1,380,000 "Watch Hill" Great Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay and North AbacoScotland Cay "Green Door House" 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1,815 sq.ft. home. 630 sq.ft of covered and open decks. Great Ocean Views. #AB162 NEW LISTING $635,000. Sand Banks Creek "Dannie's Den" 2 bedroom, 2 bath new home + 80' Waterfront Almost 1 1/2 wooded acres. Private Dock # AB73 $355,000.Turtle 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 CONTRACT Bill JohnstonEstate Agent Marsh Harbour Little HarbourTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6674 e.mail: Neil G. AberleEstate Agent Marsh Harbour Central CaysTel: (242) 367-5452 Cell: (242) 422-9331 e.mail: NEW AGENT! "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 se rvice Bahamas Largest Real Estate Data Base The largest number of luxury property listings in Abaco The most extensive geographically distributed and best tr ained active agent network in Abaco The most professional, best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas Agents' own vessels for convenie nt 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.com8/15/05 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. #AB5189 UNDER CONTRACT 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. Sand Banks Creek One Acre plus Wooded lots with over 90' of water frontage on Bay 3 miles south of Treasure Cay Limited Number Available. # AB5069 from: $63,700. PRIVATE ISLANDSSea of Abaco "Carrington Cay" 300' from the Abaco mainland, near Leisure Lee 1.4 acres. Excellent elevation. #AB5147 $375,000.Marsh Harbour, Central Cays and South AbacoMan-O-WarCay "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, Auxilary Generator. #AB134 $995,000.Man-O-War Cay "Sunsplash" 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 $1,840,000Man-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 UNDER CONTRACT Man-O-War Cay "Sugar Apple" 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 views. #AB131 UNDER CONTRACT Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores "Flower Garden" 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. Great Investment #AB157 UNDER CONTRACT Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club "Casa Sirena" 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,474 sq.ft. Canal Front Home Over 900 sq.ft. of porches and Decks. Two Car Garage. Private dock for 55' boat and 10,000 # Boat-lift for 25' boat. Fully Furnished and Equipped. #AB121UNDER CONTRACT Man-O-War Cay 4 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1,536 sq.ft. home, 440 sq.ft of covered verandah. set on a 6,469 sq.ft. parcel in the northwest-central area of the Man-O-War Settlement Auxiliary Generator, Fully furnished and equipped. #MW1001XH NEW LISTING $575,000. "Cragamo" NEW LISTING Page 24 B The Abaconian August 15, 2005