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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 17, SEPTEMBER 1st, 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 Goombay Completes SeasonThe Summer Festival Showcases Bahamian Culture The Back Street Dancers from Freeport entertained the crowd at the Grand Finale of the Goombay Festival held in Marsh Harbour on August 26. The Goombay Festivals were held every two weeks since June 17. The Back Street Dancers brought members of the audience to the stage including Dave Bluto, right, Commodore of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club.FBO Members Fly in to TCFixed Based Operators from Florida and the Southeast United States were hosted by the Ministry of Tourism. They flew into Treasure Cay on August 19 where they spent the night, then visited Green Turtle Cay and Guana Cay. Tourism held a welcoming reception at the Treasure Cay airport. These FBO operators send many people to The Bahamas including Abaco. Please see story on page 14. Under the theme Back with a Rage the eighth annual All Abaco Regatta will be held on September 22 24 at Regatta Village at the ferry dock in Treasure Cay. The event is being supported by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, coordinated by the Abaco Tourist Office and the regatta committee, assisted by the corporate community of Abaco and many citizens, visitors and friends. Regatta 2005 will be beneficiary of the continued partnership of both the Bahamas Boat Owners Association and the Commonwealth Sailing Association and their commitment to provide an overall participation of 24 sailing sloops in Classes A, B and C. Pledged to be a part of Regatta 2005 are some of the most popular Bahamian musi-All Abaco Regatta Is Set School Construction Is UnderwayConstruction is underway at the Treasure Cay Primary School to build a toilet block and enlarge the staff room. Repairs are being made to the roof and interior of many classrooms which were badly damaged from the hurricanes of last September. See story on page 4. Please see Regatta Page 21 By Portia Jonsson After six weeks of summer fun, entertainment, music and delicious Bahamian dishes the Abaco Goombay Summer Festival, sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, climaxed at Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour on August 26th with a wonderful display of Down Home Night featuring Bahamian musicians. Some of the artists performing included Bahamian music giant Ronnie Butler, the legendary Count Bernardino, Veronica Bishop and Abacos Music Man, Estin Sawyer. Rumors of a disturbance occurring at the festival was believed to be the reason for the small turnout that night but despite persons trying to create mischief nothing of that sort happened. A strong presence of law enforcement authorities was visible all night long inside and outside the park. The evening proved to be very safe and enjoyable for everyone there. Opie and The Boys featuring the Backstreet Dancers out of Freeport, Grand Bahama, highlighted the traditional music of The Bahamas, rake and scrape which origins date to the time slavery. As slaves had to be resourceful when devising musical instruments, traditional bands were comprised of drums made of beef, pork and lard barrels with goat-skin, saws scraped with metal files, maracas and rhythm sticks. Please see Goombay Page 15


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 HarbourWhite 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 RR RR R eses eses es tt tt t auraur auraur aur antant antant 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 Town 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 Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyOpen Daily Open DailyBreakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Live Music Weds. & Fri. 8 11 p.m.Specializing in Bahamian Foods Restaurant & Baron theHope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16 Closed SundaysBy Mirella Santillo Starting September 11th with a church service at Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town, there will be a week of events to celebrate the 27th year of the BahamaHost program. The service will be followed by a food drive and an awards ceremony. On Monday former lecturers and students will participate in a talk show on Radio Abaco. During that week members of the Tourism Ministry will attend school assemblies to discuss the BahamaHost program and instill pride of their country into the students. On Septebmer 15 there will be a presentation of food to the residents of Sybils House in Dundas Town On the last day the BahamaHost and Central Pines Crime Watch Association will promote a clean-up campaign.BahamaHost Program Will be OfferedThe Ministry of Tourism will be offering the Bahamahost program beginning on August 29. This particular seminar has been specially prepared for the airport staff because of complaints by visitors about the lack of service. However, anyone in the tourism industry including public service drivers are urged to attend. The classes will be held at the Resource Center in Marsh Harbour from August 29th to September 10th Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A wide variety of subjects will be covered toBahamaHost Program Celebrates 27th Anniversarybroaden the participants knowledge of the history of The Bahamas, the history of tourism and its meaning in respect of tourism today. As Abaco becomes a more popular destination, it is critical that employees in the tourism industry are properly prepared to the growing demand for better service. The seminar is designed to assist in exposing participants to the philosophy and practices that are commonly expected by todays travelers. The seminar which is recognized throughout The Bahamas costs $ 75. Employers of airport-related companies are encouraged to absorb that cost because of the positive effect it will have on their employees. Upon successful completion, each person will receive a diploma. On September 13th and 14th an A to Z staff training seminar will be hosted at the Abaco Beach Resort geared to front house staff, such as hosts, reception staff, waiters, waitresses, bartenders. This seminar offers the opportunity to advance employees customer service/ guest relations skills. To register contact Ms. Indira Edwards, Coordinator, Industry Training and Public Relations at 3673067. Scotiabank, Bahamas Ltd. made a donation to the All Abaco Regatta. Bruno Styles, right, representing Scotia Bank, is presenting the check to Stretch Morley.Scotia Donates to All Abaco Regatta Page 2 The Abaconian September 1, 2005


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 HOPE TOWN & ELBOW CAY Kerry Sullivan Tel: 242-366-0163 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: 242-366-0163 NEW LISTING BIG POINT Beach front property with 90 feet on the Atlantic Ocean, just south of a scenic rock cliff with a cave accessible by water. Beautiful quiet location and good area for surfing. US$725,000. Ref # 2969 Call Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163 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 242-366-0163. 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 242-366-0035TILLOO 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 JACKS JUNGLE High elevation, waterfront and interior lots with lush native foliage. Private dock slip. From $80,000. Call Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143. LUBBERS QUARTERS Waterfront lots starting at $140,000. LUBBERS QUARTERS Interior lots starting from $52,500.LUBBERS QUARTERS NEW LISTING AOC Great building sites, one lot off the Sea of Abaco with access to public beach 300 feet away These wont 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 wont last! $425,000. Internet Ref. #1851 Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY GAZEBO VILLASInternet Ref. #2509Two Waterfront villas in Hope Town VillageEach with 2 bed 2 baths upstairs & spacious living areas downstairsShort walk to white sand beachFully furnished, R/O water systemBack-up generator, laundry bldg.Professionally landscapedExcellent rental history$1,490,000 for bothKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY RUDYS PLACE RESTAURANTInternet Ref. #2681Well established, fully licensed restaurant and barManagers house 840 sq. ft.6 lots totaling 1.3 acresFabulous elevation with endless views of the Sea of Abaco, the lighthouse, and the Atlantic OceanDock accessExellent for further development$1,500,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163SEPT. 1, 2005 More Exclusive Listings in Section B Page 3 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION ONEInternet Ref. #2753Charming duplex2 bed 1 bath downstairs1 bed 1 bath upstairsSecond floor balconyAttached GarageSpacious 15,000 sq. ft. lotSandy beach nearbyPeaceful environment with native Bahama parrot habitat$250,000 Laurie Schreiner: 242-367-5046 LUBBERS QUARTERS HOTEL RESORTInternet Ref. #2644Own a business in paradise!4 Fully equipped furnished homes on six lots240 feet of sandy beachfront200 foot dock/Four 20 boatsBackup generatorLush tropical gardens, Tiki huts, two cabanas & moreEstablished turn-key operation$2,900,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 LUBBERS QUARTERS OCEANVIEW COTTAGEInternet Ref. #2849Secluded 2b/2b hillside home50 ft. above sea-level with Spectacular sea viewsFrench doors opening onto screened, wrap around porchEnergy efficient Solar powered home with propane appliancesHardwood floors & Italian tiles$512,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 LONG BEACH OCEANFRONT HOMEInternet Ref. #281630 miles south of Marsh Hbr.Spacious 4 bed 2.5 bathSuperior construction designed to hurricane standards with 12 foot in-ground piers, 4 supporting piers & 18 inch concrete foundationExcellent elevation with panoramic oceanviewsHardwood floors & more$649,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY SWEET HAVENInternet Ref. #2825White Sound4b/2b, 1,800 sq. ft. built as a duplex easy to convert backExcellent rental potentialNew Bermuda roofOcean viewWrap around deckLarge yard, no zoningGood elevation$375,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY SILVER PLUMEInternet Ref. #2649Spectacular ocean viewsIsland Style elevated home2 bedrooms 2 bathsCozy V-joint wood interiorTiled floorsWrap around deck with views of Hope Town lighthouse and the seaGround level outdoor shower$875,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 HOPE 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: 242-366-0163 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY LAS OLASInternet Ref. #2871Oceanfront cottageNear the Sea Spray Resort2 bedrooms 1 bath950 sq. ft. living spaceTerracotta tiled floorsPanel wood interiorWrap around deckOcean views & surfNatural beauty & tranquility$875,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN HARBOUR SWEETINGS LANDINGInternet Ref. #29113b/2b harbour front home with additional water front lot kitty corner to the property1300 square feet plus 2nd floor bonus spaceQuality construction 7 years oldCovered & screened sitting porchExcellent docking spaceNicely landscaped$1,800,000 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163 NEW LISTING NEW TILLOO CAY A VIEW FROM EVERY ROOM!!!Internet Ref. #2886Waterfront residence5 bedrooms 4 bathsTwo private Master SuitesLarge kitchen, open to Great RoomExpansive decksDeepwater dock w/ boatlift1.8 Acre Property$1,800,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY LADY BUG LOFTInternet Ref. #1975Overlooking Tahiti Beach3 bed 2 bath 1600 sq. ft. two storey island home2nd floor loft with fabulous views of Sea of AbacoWrap around deckCentral A/CSpacious 21,113 sq. ft. lotPrivate dock slip$920,000 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY HILL TOPInternet Ref. #2855Beautifully restored 3 bed 1 bath heritage homeDouble lot on highest elevation in Hope Town VillageOne block off the waterPanoramic views from 144 sq. ft. roof top gazeboLush tropical garden & very private outdoor living space$850,000 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY TAHITI HAIInternet Ref. #1640Dorros Cove SubdivisionNewly renovated 4b/2bCentral A/CWrap around porchSea to sea viewsSeparate gardeners apt.1/2 Acre propertyPrivate dock slipNear Tahiti Beach$895,000 FIRM Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163 UNDER CONTRACT HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY LOYALIST COTTAGEInternet Ref. #2967Beachfront location with Atlantic Ocean views2 bedrooms 1 bathHardwood floorsScreened in porch w/viewsLush tropical 5,000 sq. ft. lotThe town of Hope Town is just steps awayGreat Rental History$690,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 NEW LISTING September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3


Page 4 The Abaconian August 15, 2005 School NewsRepairs Are Underway at Government SchoolsBy Mirella Santillo Many schools on Abaco were heavily damaged by last years two hurricanes. Emergency repairs were subsequently done, but it took nearly one year to arrange for bids and contracts to finally undergo major work. Three weeks before reopening, from Coopers Town to Hope Town, most of the public schools were a hive of workmen redoing roofs, laying foundations for additions, painting, tiling, repairing and replacing windows. District Superintendent Rudolph Smith provided an overview of the work already performed and of additional major undertakings still to be completed, some that will take most of the new school year to finish. In the North Fox Town Primary school is ready for opening, said Mr. Smith. All major repairs have been completed, and two new classrooms have been added. Coopers Towns S.C. Bootle High School underwent quite a lot of repairs. The roofs of the home economics classroom and science laboratory were replaced. Painting was finished. As of August 23 the sink of the home economics room and some of the damaged windows still had to be replaced, but Mr. Smith was hoping that this would be completed by school opening on September 5th. Constru ction at the Treasure Cay Primary School started during the second week of August. Major repairs and an addition are taking place there. Muoh of the roof was damaged and redone, and repairs and updating to some classrooms and to the student toilets are underway. But Mr. Smith is assured, The classrooms and the toilets will be ready when the school reopens. This statement was confirmed by the contractors brother, Mr. Herbert Edgecombe, who said, We are concentrating on finishing the classrooms first and will continue to work before and after school hours after September 5th. Mr. Smith explained that a new toilet block for the staff will be built and a new addition will expend the existing staff room. Moreover, a walk-way roof is being built along the front of the school to give weather protection while going from one classroom to the next. Hope Town Primary School is another one undergoing major work. Repairs are being done to the principals office, the toilet block and the pre-school building where two more classrooms will be added. Mr. Smith is expecting the construction to last about six months. During that period the school will use three different sites in town, the Assembly of God Church, the Methodist Mission House and a private structure owned by Mr. Tommy Kemp. All three sites are close to each other and can be easily accessed back and forth. Hope Town Primary School is expecting about 60 students for the 2005-2006 school year. At Abaco Central High School, another school badly damaged, not only by the hurricanes but by an arson fire in the office Central Abaco Primary School boasts a potted plant and an empty pot still waiting for plants to beautify it. Please see School Page 5 This is one of four fire hose boxes that appear to have been vandalized at Central Abaco Primary School. Desks and other furniture have been left out in the weather at Central Abaco Primary School. Every sunday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm $30 per person children under 12 price Includes: All you can eat buffetFree Mimosa, Free soft drinks, free parking Page 4 The Abaconian September 1, 2005


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 5 Boats equipped with:VHF Bimini Top Cooler Anchor & Lines Compass Dive Ladder Life Jackets Paddle Flares Flashlight Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously MaintainedOur Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26 Paramount$1295 23 Albury Bros$1015 22 Boston Whaler$ 945 20 Albury/Hydra$ 910 18 Privateer$ 665 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 Fax (242) 367-2516 More School Newsblock, Repairs are still in progress, mentioned Mr. Smith. Windows have been repaired or replaced and classrooms have been tiled and painted as observed during a tour of the school with Ms. Nadene Beneby, the Headmistress, who was confident that all the painting, cleaning and repairs will be completed by opening. Mr. Smith was hopeful that the burned structure will be demolished by the opening of school on September 5th, a serious concern because of the heavy cracks in some of the remaining walls. In the academic field Mr Smith did not mention any changes with principals and vice-principals but said that a guidance counselor will join the staff of Abaco Central High School and another at Central Abaco Primary School. Some teachers will be leaving. Mrs. Elva Davis, Language Arts teacher at Abaco Central and a dynamic sports coach is going back to Freeport. Mr. Smith estimated that Abaco Central will probably have over These exposed wires are waist high at Central Abaco Primary School. SchoolFrom Page 4 The roofs of both buildings of the Eastern Campus of Abaco Central High School are still the way the hurricanes of last September left them. Some of the power tools used for classroom work areout side in the weather. Classroom furniture has been left ouside in the weather at Abaco Central High School. However, some repairs are being made to windows and other work is being done. SchoolFrom Page 6 Shutter Materials Camp StovesTarpaulins Spray FoamGeneratorsGas & DieselFlashlights Batteries Lamps & OilPropane LampsFasteners & HardwareSelected Items ON SALE!!Dont forget HUNTING SEASONBegins this monthCheck out our full line of Hunting and Fishing Supplies!! Tel: 367-2170 Fax: 367-2928 September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 5


Page 6 The Abaconian August 15, 2005 Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsVisitors to our PP PP P ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Galleryub & Gallery ub & Gallery are always welcomeVisit Abacos largest and most diverse art gallery Chat with the sculptors and artist craftsmen Open Every Day18 miles South of Marsh Harbour, by road or boatWebsite: e-mail: P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 366-3503On the beach in downtown Little HarbourHappy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour FF FF F riday riday riday riday riday 5pm Until5pm Until 5pm Until5pm Until 5pm UntilSee a different part of Abaco and have lunch at our beach front pub CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front A Unisex SalonOfra Cosmetics Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza 367-3623 500 students while S.C. Bootle will reach close to 500. Central Abaco Primary expects over 700 students.Schools Are Facing ChallengesBy Mirella Santillo The Principal of Central Abaco Primary school, Ms. Eunice Mills, explained that staffing is the main problem. In a meeting in the middle of August, she mentioned, We are still short of four generalist teachers. Two of our veteran teachers have been transferred, Mrs. Owen to Cherokee and Mrs. Dianne Williams to Guana Cay. However, she added, The list had not yet come from Nassau, and I am hoping that the positions will be filled by the beginning of the school year. It is expensive to live on Abaco and hard to find accommodations for the out-of-town teachers. Over 700 children will be attending Central Abaco Primary this year, 110 alone in grade 1, which will be divided into four groups. Preschool will also see an increase as 40 preschoolers are registered. They will be divided into two groups. Although faced with this huge number of students, Ms. Mills did not think that discipline would be a problem. There will be a guidance counselor this year and Mr. Thompson, Headmaster, does a very good job of dealing with discipline problems. If major problems arise, we call the parents and discuss the situation with the children. That is usually sufficient. As for the challenge posed by the illegal immigrant children who usually do not speak English when they enter the school, Ms. Mills said, Once they master the language, they usually excel. She is hoping that a teacher from Moores Island, Ms. Johnson, the new librarian, will fill the position left vacant by the untimely death of Mrs. Doris. Hall in the middle of last school year. Twentyfour generalist teachers, two physical education teachers, one Spanish teacher, one art teacher, one special education teacher, a guidance counselor, a librarian and four administrative staff complete the staff. The administration consisting of the principal, vice principal, headmaster and headmistress should be enough to ensure that 2005-06 will be a positive year.Abaco Central High SchoolBy Mirella Santillo During a conversation with Mrs. Nadene Beneby, Headmistress at Abaco Central High School, we learnt that enrollment is up there by about 10 percent, raising the number of students to approximately 550. However, in spite of Mrs. Elva Davis, language arts teacher leaving for Freeport, she is confident that the addition of three new teachers will be enough to cover the academic needs of the school. The physical appearance of the school is greatly improved with intensive renovation and updating taking place during the summer. The school grounds are now completely fenced and security staff is present on a regular basis. Mrs. Beneby said, The disrupting elements have either graduated or left, so she is very positive that 200506 school year will be a good one. Her main concern is the lack of the students motivation which she thinks sprouts More School NewsPicnic tables for students to use during lunch hour and off periods have been neglected and and are in knee-high grass. SchoolFrom Page 5 Please see School Page 7 Page 6 The Abaconian September 1, 2005


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 from the many distractions offered nowadays by the internet, the television and telephone. Where these amenities are not available, students do much better, as shown by the academic reports of other Family Islands. She is hoping that this year more students will join various school clubs, but she said, No student wants to stay after 3 p.m. They all have jobs to go to. She would like to urge the parents to be more interested in their childrens studies and to participate in the school events. She said, At the last PTA of last year, only five parents attended. Another educator mentioned that when the link of parent, child, teacher is broken, learning can be seriously impaired. So parents, do not break the chain, but get involved in your childrens education. With no hurricanes and the schools in tip top condition, the 2005-2006 school year should be a great year for all the children of Abaco.Summer Improvements Will Enhance LearningBy Mirella Santillo St. Francis de Sales School On August 23rd St. Francis de Sales Principal, Mrs. Giraud-Kumar, discussed events and changes taking place before the beginning of the school year on September 5th. There will not be a Vice-Principal this year, but guidance counselor, Ms. Shannals Johnson, will take on the duties of Senior Mistress. Ms. Shannals who was present at the meeting, explained that she will be in charge of discipline and will assist Mrs. Duverney, the special education teacher with external exams such as BJC, BGCSE and SAT10. More School News Barefoot Elegance22 Romantic Tropical Rooms nestled upon the sand dunes.ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INNABACO INN ABACO INN2 miles south of Hope Town, Elbow CaySushi SpecialCall for twice monthly dates Keep an eye out for special events throughout the year. Remember the Marsh Harbour Hope Town ferry every Friday and Saturday nights. Come dine with us. CALL FOR TRANSPORTATION Tel: (242) 366-0133/0333 fax: (242) 366-0414 SchoolFrom Page 6 There is not a big turnover of staff this year, said Mrs. Giraud-Kumar. Only two teachers left and will be replaced. Ms. Barbara Plossl from Georgia will be the new science and mathematics teacher for high school grades and Ms. Maribel Lago from the Philippines will teach religion. Orientation period starting on August 24th will be highlighted by the visit of Mrs. Claudette Rolle from Nassau, who together with a team of doctors and insurance agents will conduct a well-ness seminar for the teachers and the administration staff. They will give a lecture and conduct tests relating to diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol among others. The staff of ECC is invited to attend. To link spiritual well-ness with physical well-ness, the participants will attend a mass at the church prior to the seminar. On September 1st to promote good neighbor relations, Forest Heights Academy will host St. Francis de Sales school staff for a wine and cheese party. During the summer, the school was repainted and carpets were replaced with tiles in all the primary grade classrooms to acPlease see School Page 9 September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7


Page 8 The Abaconian August 15, 2005 Dave RalphThe Editor Says . Snake Cays FutureThe 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: Scott Patterson, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14 Lake Park, FL 33403Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $40.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Snake Cay has been idle since the sugar operation pulled out in 1970. It enjoyed a ten-year period of industrial action as the shipping dock and operation center for the Owens Illinois pulpwood operation until it moved to Andros in 1966. The cay was used for four more years by the sugar operation. Dock construction began in the spring of 1959 with steel pilings and fill to transform a rocky spit into a first class industrial wharf. Incidentally, the name came from that snake-like spit jutting out into the sound, not from an abundance of snakes. Four railroad cars were brought from the operation being phased out at Riding Point on Grand Bahama. These had come to Grand Bahama in 1956 from a National Container logging operation in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. The four cars made a self-contained camp. One car was a dining room and commercial kitchen. Another was an office and management center. A third car contained eight compartments with two bunk beds in each, a common shower and bathroom and a small lounge. The fourth car was a logging bunkhouse with bunk beds stacked three high with showers and toilets. The new Marsh Harbour airport was useable in 1958, a year before the dock was built at Snake Cay. A priority was to build a crude road between the airport and Snake Cay. The original one-lane road was soon improved to a first class highway although without paving. Spring City and Lake City were prepared for the Bahamian houses coming from the Gap on Grand Bahama, most of which had earlier been moved from Pine Ridge. A few of those houses are still in service in Spring City. The arrival of the Hudson River, paddlewheel steamer Robert Fulton in December 1959 was quite an event for Abaco. The residents of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Man-O-War came to buy fresh milk, ice cream and other items available on a regular basis. Supplies came weekly from Jacksonville on the empty pulpwood barge. The Fulton contained a small but functional clinic and within weeks Dr. Gottlieb arrived and began his Abaco practice there. A trip to Snake Cay allowed families to get their groceries as well as receive the latest in medical attention. About two years later, the company assisted Dr. Gottlieb to move the clinic into the building in Marsh Harbour which is now the library. Life took some interesting twists. The employees at Snake Cay discovered Bunyan Keys homemade bread in Marsh Harbour while the Marsh Harbour folk took a fancy to sliced Dandee bread from Jacksonville. Kerosene typically sold for three shillings and six pence or 49 cents U.S. Drums came on the mail boat and were rolled through town to the various shops which sold it. It was dispensed by a hand pump into customers containers. Snake Cay changed the kerosene sales and distribution in a matter of weeks. The company store had a 10,000 gallon tank for kerosene supplied by a tank ship. This was the main fuel for lamps and cooking by the 1,000+ residents in Lake City and Spring City. The company bought it for 12 cents a gallon and sold it for 18 cents, making a 50 percent profit. That stopped the drums on the mailboat which was a messy and awkward process. Area shopkeepers now bought their kerosene at Snake Cay and paid much less than previously. During the pulpwoods final days in 1966, the sugar operation began construction of the sugar mill and the clearing of 20,000 acres for sugar cane fields. Snake Cay was a focal point for incoming construction materials. By this time most of the Abaco road network was completed although not paved. Owens-Illinois maintained the main roads and kept them in excellent condition although they were dusty. Their logging trucks brought 70 tons of pulpwood to the dock towing two trailers in tandem. The roads were kept smooth and level so the trucks could maintain 45 miles per hour. The ten vehicles found in Marsh Harbour in 1959 have grown to hundreds and now thousands. The road may have been extended to connect to Sandy Point in 1967. Little Abaco was connected to Abaco by the causeway about this same time. All of mainland Abaco was now connected by road although Cherokee and Little Harbour did not get their road for many more years. It was during these years in the mid 1960s that the commercial center of Marsh Harbour began to blossom and the company store at Snake Cay took a back seat as new stores in town opened. Those were exciting days for Abaco. The 14 houses on Snake Cay, built in 1959 for supervisory staff, remained empty after the sugar personnel left. In the mid 1970s government allowed individual families to occupy these houses. Water still came by pipeline from Spring City but there was no electricity. Fires, vandalism and hurricanes combined with minimal maintenance reduced the houses on Snake Cay to eight after Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The two hurricanes in September 2004 reduced this number further and government moved the families remaining there into new homes in Spring City in June 2005. Two families there are still waiting for their houses to be completed, but Snake Cay is virtually deserted and just a hollow remnant of its past. Looking ahead Several proposals have been made to government over the years for developing the Snake Cay area. One was to reestablish a sustainable lumbering operation but it did not materialize. The forests are approaching another harvesting cycle. However, there is nothing on the horizon related to the forests that we are aware of. New technologies in the wood industry allow better utilization and can use smaller trees. The new solid waste disposal site for Abaco is now scheduled to be located a mile or two inland from Snake Cay. Preliminary information indicates this facility should not detract from Snake Cays potential. It would be logical for BEC to move to the area of the solid waste facility. They badly need to expand and their options at the present location are becoming limited with an expanding subdivision encroaching on their isolation. A site inland from Snake Cay would allow them the luxury of a pipeline to satisfy their thirst for over 20,000 gallons of fuel per day. They are now supplied by a continuous shuttle of tanker trucks from the fuel depot in Murphy Town. BEC could also claim enough acreage to provide for any expansion for the next 50 years or until Abaco is supplied by underwater cable from Grand Bahama. Snake Cay Potential Snake Cay is a part of the Angel Cays, an extensive series of islands, marshes, mangroves and backwaters extending from Witches Point at the north end to Wilson City at the South end. Snake Cay and Witches Point are the only two areas with road access. The area has a number of interesting features including several holes. Rouses Hole is a interesting 30 foot deep hole adjoining the south side of Snake Cay with heavy tidal flows in and out of the flats. During certain conditions, shrimp come out of the flats and pass through Rouses Hole on an ebb tide. Catching one in a dip net guaranteed that a fish would be caught. The Angel Cays area is very important ecologically. The entire area is a nursery for replenishing marine resources to a very large area of Abaco Sound and beyond. It is important to keep this in mind to ensure that whatever the future holds for Snake Cay, development will not endanger this nursery area. An oil spill or industrial waste could cause long term damage to a large area of the Abaco Sound. Snake Cay is a very desirable piece of property for development. It has elevation, marine access with 10 12 foot depth from North Bar Channel and highway access. It is in front of a huge marshland several miles in length and in the middle of an extensive island archipelago mostly navigable by small boat or kayak. A renovated dock at Snake Cay would lend itself to serve a variety of commercial uses which could be located inland and away the cay. The cay is large enough to serve commercial uses of the dock area and with proper planning be used as resort of some sort. Deep Sea Cay to the south and Iron Cay to the north would also lend themselves to tourism development. Environmental aspects would have to be considered carefully as the backwaters behind the Angel Cays are a substantial fisheries nursery. However, a thoughtful tourism project could use this backwater area to its advantage for canoes, kayaks, bird and turtle watching, bonefishing, and other appropriate water activities. The way Abaco is developing it will only be a matter of time before someone approaches government with a grand scheme for this area. We must make sure that whatever happens there is compatible with Abacos rich heritage and promising future. By Jennifer Hudson Lifestyles are far less healthy nowadays than in the past when life was much more physically demanding; people had jobs working on farms or fishing at sea, housework was hard, transportation was sparse so people walked more and in the evenings young people would play sports and active games instead of sitting in front of the television set or a computer. Also, ones diet consisted of good wholesome foods fresh from the land. Today an abundance of fast foods and lack of exercise have been blamed for the steady increase in obesity. According to statistics, the level of obesity now in The Bahamas is as high as in the United States and the consequences are equally as grim since being obese increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, liver disease and cancer and can reduce life expectancy by up to nine years. There is a frightening growing incidence of obesity among children and many adolescents are on their way towards developing diabetes, high blood pressure and heart attacks. Manifestations of all three diseases are appearing in children as young as six or seven. Doctors advise that the best way to prevent obesity is to begin teaching children about healthier food choices early. Try to steer your children away from the greasy, deep fried fast foods which are so addictive. Instead, cook them and yourselves grilled foods. Go easy on the mayonnaise and macaroni and cheese but be generous with fresh green and yellow vegetables. Not only will overweight students lose weight but visits to the doctor will drop and discipline problems will decline. Studies have shown that there is a direct link between a childs diet and his behaviour and learning capabilities. Many children who are fidgety and have difficulty concentrating in school are diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). However, before you conclude that your child has a disorder, look at what he or she is eating as it may not be ADHD at all but a situation which can be rectified by a good healthy diet. Cutting out sugary cereals, soft drinks, sodas, candy, artificial food dyes and flavourings can often remove the ADHD type symptoms. Snacking can be another pitfall, for when returning home after a day in school young people will naturally be hungry. All children, whether overweight or not, should be encouraged to eat healthy snacks instead of the loaded fast food snacks Some suggestions to have in the fridge for them are: Fresh vegetables, washed and kept in an airtight container Fresh fruits, not canned as they are steeped in sugar Low fat yogurt Water or low fat milk instead of sodasAdopt a More Healthy Lifestyle to Help Your Children Please see Lifestyle Page 22Viewpoint Page 8 The Abaconian September 1, 2005


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 is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has opened its new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-3673450 Fax.# 242-3673451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee Aviation A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery More School Newscommodate the students suffering with asthma. And most of all, Mrs. Kumar announced happily that a science laboratory was built by art teacher, Mr. Ajero. The large classroom lab is equipped with six sinks, numerous cupboards to store equipment and long experiment tables. To promote healthy habits, the principal explained that no more sodas and juices will be sold at the school, but only water will be available for purchase. As before, meals will be prepared by a private caterer. Mrs. Kumar mentioned another change: the school books will not be sold at the school anymore but at Office Supply Plus at Marco Air Conditioning. She expects an enrollment of approximately 345 students. On the first day of school, the children will be taken to the St. Francis Church for assembly and classes will be dismissed at 12 noon. She harbours very positive feelings for the new school year.Forest Heights AcademyBy Mirella Santillo The first thing that Mr. Paul Vernall, the Principal of Forest Heights Academy, mentioned during our meeting, was, There will be two grade seven classes this year SchoolFrom Page 7 & : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 and three additional teachers. A new athletic program will be implemented with the help of the new physical education teacher, and science and social studies will be taught, respectively, by Mr. and Mrs. Richard who moved from S.C. Bootle High School. The computer laboratory was refurbished during the summer and equipped with 30 new computers, he explained very excitedly. They were purchased with the help of the PTA which raised the money with the fair and raffle. While explaining the changes and talking about the new school year, Mr. Vernall mentioned proudly that Forest Heights students did very well in the BJC examinations The school took the fourth place in The Bahamas. They did nearly as well in the BGCSE. This year the 190 students will have a choice of exciting colors for their shirts: yellow, green, light blue, navy blue, white and cranberry will complement the khaki skirts or pants. The curriculum remains the same as last year and there will definitely be another field trip in spring, said Mr. Vernall. (Last years trip was to London!.) He is also planning a school play for spring. Tuition fees are $ 3350 for grades 7 to 9 and $ 3850 for grades 10 to 12, a little higher than last year, but a necessary increase to maintain the upkeep and the quality of teaching.Agape Christian SchoolBy Mirella Santillo Mrs. Cecile Albury, Principal of Agape Christian School, said that there was a record breaking enrollment of 270 students for the school year 2005-06, 15 more than last year. Seventy five of these will be in grades 7 to 12. There is now a staff of 30, comprised of 26 teachers, six of whom are new, and an administrative body of four. There was so much repair work done after the hurricanes that there was only minimal interior maintenance to do during the summer, explained Mrs. Albury, but the roof repairs and replacement are still on-going. Last school year ended with three students graduating, two boys who are now working locally and a girl who will be pursuing a degree in secondary English education at the College of The Bahamas with the help of a scholarship offered by Pathfinders. This year there will be nine students in grade twelve, but the average class is still of approximately 20 students. Mrs. Albury mentioned proudly that her students did extremely well in the BJC and well in the BGCSE, but she added, There is always room for improvement and we are looking at ways to improve and keep the scores up. The schools annual fair will take place in November and there are plans for a couple of Christmas and spring programs. Next year graduation will be held on May 26, 2006. However, the big news for Agape is the building of a gymnasium in the valley behind the school. Eventually, said the Principal, a building to host the secondary students will be added next to the gymnasium to accommodate the growing number of students. The uniform at Agape remains the same as well as the tuition fees, which are only increased every two years. With the help of God, we are looking forward to a very good year,. stated Mrs. Albury. Please see School Page 11 Washers, Dryers Microwaves Stoves, Fridges Freezers Phones, Satellites Car Stereo System Stereos, Speakers WE NOW CARRY FLAT SCREEN TVSEvery Day Great Low PricesNew ItemsCoffee Makers Blenders Micowaves Eureka Vacuum CleanersAbaco Distributors Ltd. Ph : (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-2128 September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9


Page 10 The Abaconian August 15, 2005 Marine ElectronicsCapt. Pat and Ann McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repair of: Web: E-mail: VHF CH 16 Mon Fri 8-5 F.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained Technician At the Jib Room. Marsh Harbour Marina Tel: 242-367-2163Fax 242-367-3388 SIMRAD 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 By Lindsey Delaplaine All of Abaco is invited to participate in the upcoming International Coastal Cleanup. Sponsored locally by Friends of the Environment and the Ministry of Tourism, the concept of an International Coastal Cleanup was originated by the Ocean Conservancy 18 years ago. Any group service group, church group, school group or group of friends who wishes to participate can go to the Friends of the Environment office in Dove Plaza in Marsh Harbour on September 26 between 10 a.m. 12 p.m. to pick up trash bags and information cards or call 3672721 for more information. Groups will have until early October to complete their cleanup. The idea behind the International Coastal Cleanup is to engage people to remove trash from the worlds beaches and waterways, to identify the source of the debris and to change the behaviors that cause pollution. To that end all of the groups that participate in the cleanup will fill out forms identifying the type of debris and the amount that they collect. All of that information is compiled by the Ocean Conservancy and used in global education efforts. In 2003, 91 different nations participated in the cleanup, which is an important part of the program as coastal pollution is a global problem. In the last 30 years the increase in plastic and other non-biodegradable products means that trash no longer has boundaries. Durable and buoyant, items like beverage bottles, cigarette butts and fishing lines can travel hundreds and even thousands of miles. Marine debris is not only responsible for polluted beaches, but each year hundreds of animals are caught in trash causing lethal cuts, hampered mobility, suffocation and drowning. Data from previous cleanups shows that most debris comes from shoreline and recreational activities such as sports, picnics and beach-going. The Top Ten items collected were cigarettes, food wrappers and containers, caps and lids, plastics and glass beverage bottles, bags, cups, plastic silverware, cans, tobacco packing and wrappers. The Ministry of Tourism and Friends of the Environment stress the importance of participation in this campaign, as Abaco will be in company with so many other nations throughout the world. Although Grand Bahama and New Providence have participated for several years, this will be the first year that Abaco will be participating on its own. Bernadette Harding with the Ministry of Tourism has been encouraging as many people as possible to participate. As she said, This is an awesome opportunity to contribute to the conservation and sustained protection of our coastal communities. As the Ocean Conservancy says, the most troubling aspect of coastal pollution is that all marine debris can be traced back to one source people. Coastal Cleanup Is Planned for Abaco You name it, we can do it!Your Friendly and Professional Printing ServiceAbaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print Shop Abaco Print ShopLocated in the Abaco Shopping Centre Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201Book Binding Yearbooks Photo Scanning Business Cards Laminating Certificates and much more . . Professional Graphic Services (Graphic Artist on Site) Carbonless Forms Envelopes Wedding Stationery Office Stationery Brochures Funeral Stationery Tickets Invitations Menus Calendars Labels Flyers Page 10 The Abaconian September 1, 2005


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 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 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderNew School Term Begins SoonSummertime is over and its back to the books. Cherokee will be welcoming a new teacher this term, but just who it will be has not yet been revealed to us. Ms. Lowe, our principal, is concerned that the children are not getting the benefit of a steady teacher who will put down roots at Cherokee Elementary and decide to stay. She remembers when she was young the school went through a period where it was a new and different teacher every year and she found this very disturbing. She was hoping that our students would not have to experience this same uneasiness and constant change. Whoever the new teacher is we hope she will be satisfied in Cherokee and decide to stay with us for a long time.Another Hurricane ThreatensHow lucky we are that Katrina decided to skirt right by us and not turn into a full fledged hurricane until it passed Freeport on its way towards the southeast coast of Florida. It brought with it plenty of rain, but no real damage that we have heard about. It is also that time of year when the summer boaters head back home and the town becomes very quiet. This time of year makes our second home-owners very nervous wondering just where the storms path will take them. Living here in the islands, we are always on the lookout, but the Weathermen are still warning us that we have had a record number of storms for this early in the season and tell us not to let down our guard.Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Elva Davis, Leaves for FreeportBy Mirella Santillo Mrs. Elva Davis, language arts teacher at Abaco Central High School and dynamic coach for the Youth in Action program, is going back to teaching in Freeport. Mrs. Davis was voted Teacher of the Year for 2005 for Abaco Central. She coached Zinnia Miller, the promising 13-year-old field and track athlete, who made the national team and competed in the CAC competition during the summer. Mrs. Davis coached the Youth in Action teams every Saturday morning during the school year in soccer and basketball. SchoolFrom Page 9 South Abaco News Her presence will be greatly missed in the teachers and sports communities, although her husband, Mr Lyndon Davis, assured us that she will come back on a regular basis to continue with the Youth in Action program. Support theCancer SocietyDonate Used Items to Be Sold in TheirThrift ShopCall 367-3744 for info September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 1 1


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August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13 TREASURE CAYSHOPPING CENTER OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 8AM-6PM & SUNDAY 9AM-1PM CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTEDMORE PRODUCTS NEWLY RENOVATED Come and see whats new at Solomons Treasure Cay (formerly Treasure Cay Mini-mart) ONE STOP SHOPyou can have it all More of what you need in Treasure Cay September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13


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To thank them for their patronage of our islands, the Ministry of Tourism organized the trip as a seminar to familiarize the pilots with Bahamian procedures and outline itineraries within The Bahamas. It was the second leg of the pilots trip. They had left Fort Lauderdale on the 18th from Banyan Air Service to travel to Nassau. Although Fort Lauderdale was the origin of the fly-in, some had come from all over Florida and even as far as Kentucky. Mr. Marty Kent from Louisville, Kentucky, had previously traveled to Abaco with a group of 20 people. One of the first to arrive was Mr. Terry Spurlock, a banker from Naples, Florida, who works with Mr. Greg Rolle of the Tourism office in Plantation, Florida, to organize regular flying trips to The Bahamas. A member of the Naples Pilot Association, Mr. Spurlock said, I come to The Bahamas nearly every two weeks and at least once a month to Abaco. It was the third time here for Ms. Donna Bellefontaine from Port St. Lucie and the second time for Ms. Jean Ballou from Stuart. Both work for Galaxy Aviation and said, We like to come here; we always have a great time and we always promote The Bahamas. Before departing the United States, the group was greeted by Mr. Greg Rolle, who accompanied them during the trip. Besides being welcomed, the members were instructed about the requirements of persons and aircrafts entering The Bahamas and re-entering The United States. Upon arriving in Nassau, they were informed how to clear Bahamian Customs and told of aircraft equipment requirements such as life jackets and rafts, and the need of U.S. Customs stickers. General flying safety within The Bahamas was discussed as well as routes, flying altitudes, monitoring the radio, flight plans, fuel requirements and the Bahamian Pilot Bill of Rights. A customs officer explained the requirements and the structure of the Bahamian Customs. They were made aware of the Ports of Entry within the country. Mr. Rolles intention was to facilitate the coming and going of the pilots within our country so they would feel like honored guests. The reception party of the entire trip was held at the Treasure Cay Airport and was hosted by Abaco Tourism Offices members, Ms. Michelle Mikula, Ms. Indira Edwards and Mrs. Kendy Anderson, the coordinator of the event. A table set under the shade of a tent, brightly decorated, offered local delicacies. Conch fritters and crack conch along with delicious banana bread. The visitors enjoyed libations such as gin and coconut water and for the teetotalers, plain coconut water and soft drinks to the sound of tropical music played by Mr. Glenn McDonald. They were officially welcomed to Abaco by Mrs. Anderson before being driven to the Treasure Cay Hotel where they were staying overnight. The itinerary for the next day included Store Hours: 10 am 5 pm Monday Saturday 11 am 3 pm Sunday Hope Town Elbow Cay Abaco Tel: 366-0616Locally Printed T-Shirts Bike & Surfboard Rentals Beach Wear & Gear Bahamian Arts & Crafts Island Gifts Sandals Abaco Neem Fuji & Panama Jack Products End of Summer Sale 15-25% off StorewideSeptember 3-5 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Tourism Hosts FBO Pilots at Treasure Caya trip to Green Turtle Cay and Great Guana Cay with lunch at Nippers. Also present at the reception were Mr. Don Cornish with the Ministry of Tourisms Office in Florida, Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Director of the Abaco Tourism Office, and Mr. Bobby Jones, Manager of the two international airports on Abaco. The guests left the following day for Bimini, the last leg of their trip, before flying back to Florida on August 21st. Hints for Helping Our Environment Friends of the Environment Presents Conserve ElectricityTurn lights off when you leave a room Turn the A/C thermostat higher by one or two degrees Page 14 The Abaconian September 1, 2005


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 15 LUXURYCONDOMINIUMS NowSellingonTreasureCay!BahamaBeachClubPhase5 3&4Bedroom/3BathLuxuryBeachfrontCondominiumsP.O.BoxAB22275 Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501 E-mail: Craig@bahamabeachclub.comBroker Participation Invitedwww.BahamaBeachClub.comFor more information, see your Real Estate Professional or contact: Craig H.Roberts, DeveloperToll Free 800-563-0014 One of the10Best Beaches in the WorldNational Geographic Visit Our On-Site Models Today! Phase1-4 SOLDOUT Private Gated CommunityTwo Freshwater Pools & SpaDesigner Interiors AvailableOptional Detached GaragesLocal Bank FinancingTerrific Rental Income potential Treasure Cay Resort Area Amenities include:Spectacular 31/2mile White Sand Beach150 slip Marina for Yachts to140 feet18 hole Championship Golf CourseTennis, Snorkeling & Scuba DivingRestaurants, Grocers & Duty Free ShoppingInternational Airport (6,500 foot runway) 3 &4Bedroom / 3 Bath Units 1,645 square feet(MOL)Pre-Construction Prices from $455,000 plus closing costs Opie and The Boys consists of George Marshall on saw, Rupert Whyms on drum and Cleophas Webb on accordion. These island boys, originally from Cat Island known as the land of rake and scrape, hope to turn this legacy of indigenous music over to the young people. They believe this music is fading rapidly and in order to keep it alive it should be implemented in the schools. The group, employees of the Princess Towers in Freeport, Grand Bahama, started performing in talent shows in the early 1970s and have played for many heads of state, dignitaries and celebrities such as Sidney Poitier. The Backstreet Dancers, employees of the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, showcased original dancing in The Bahamas including the quadrille, conch style and heel and toe. The ladies were dressed in long skirts with petticoats and headdress while the gentlemen wore suspenders and top hats. Opie and The Boys has also performed at the Island Roots Festival in Green Turtle Cay and the Sandy Point Regatta and Homecoming. The years Goombay Summer Festival was indeed a success and next years promises to be even better. 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 E-mail: marcoac@batelnet.bsART PADS, ART SUPPLIES CRAYONS, PAINTS, ETC. BINDERS & FOLDERS COMPOSITION BOOKS, FILLER PAPER GEOMETRY SETS & RULERS MARKERS & HIGHLIGHTERS MINI-STAPELERS PENS, PENCILS & SHARPENERS DICTIONARIES & REFERENCES SCHOOL BAGS & LUNCH TINS SCHOOL GLUE SCIENTIFIC & POCKET CALCULATORS SINGLE HOLE PUNCHES & LOTS MORE... ... ... STUDENT DESK .................................. $101.15 ARMLESS TASK CHAIR .................... $83.0515% OFF SALEAUGUST 15TH SEPTEMBER 3RD ON ALL SCHOOL ITEMS Goombay Portrayed Down Home Talent GoombayFrom Page 1 Cleophas Webb with his accordion kept the dancers on their toes as well as the audience who appreciated the old Bahamian music provided by a band of Cat Islanders. The Back Street Dancers from Freeport demonstrated old Bahamian dances including the quadrille, conch style and heel and toe. They obviously enjoyed the dances themselves which transferred to the spectators who were encouraged to dance along with them. September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 15


Page 16 The Abaconian August 15, 2005 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 477-5292 375-8833 Great Guana Cay COMMERCIAL DOCKSPRIVATE DOCKSSEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONBOAT LIFTSDOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564 P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine ConstrConstr ConstrConstr Constr uctionuction uctionuction uction Limbo dance was tried participants and enjoyed by the spectators. Junkanoo rush was provided by the Spring City Rockers.More Highlights from the Goombay FestivalDancing involved the spectators in the Goombay Festival held in Marsh Harbour on August 26, the last of the entertainment for the summer of 2005. The Festivals were held every two week at Goombay Park since June 17 and featured many Bahamian singers, bands, dancers and other entertainers. The Royal Bahamas Police Band performed on several occasions. Subscribe to The Abaconian TodayFOR ALL YOUR OFFICE & SCHOOL SUPPLIES DONT FORGET TO VISIT WINDOW / WALL AC UNITS starting at$249.00 CHEST FREEZERS .......................starting at$418.69 DISHWASHERS..........................starting at$429.00 ELECTRIC DRYERS .....................starting at$433.30 FRIDGES .......................................starting at$673.40 BBQ GRILLS ................................starting at$196.01 MICROWAVES ..........................starting at$96.60 ELECTRIC RANGES ....................starting at$594.30 GAS RANGES .............................starting at$569.25 RANGE HOODS ........................starting at$236.60WASHER/DRYERS......................starting at$1,507.10 WASHERS...................................starting at$603.40 ** PRICES VALID WHILE SUPPLIES LAST**END-OF-SUMMER SALE25% 30% OFFON SELECT MAJOR APPLIANCES!Don Mackay Blvd, Marsh Harbour Ph 367-3186 Fax 367-3469 E-Mail Page 16 The Abaconian September 1, 2005


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday 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: Chef and His Family LeaveBy Mirella Santillo On August 22nd Mr. Nicholas Doyle left with his wife Dorothea and their two children. Jacob and Catlin, to return to England, to old surroundings but a new way of life. Mr. Doyle, who was Head Chef at Mangoes Restaurant for the past four years, does not have plans yet for the future. They decided to leave to be closer to their parents and to be able to seize opportunities of work in other parts of the world, should they present themselves. I am still young, explained Chef Nick, And there are so many places Id like to visit. My trade offers this kind of opportunity. Their August return will allow the children to start a new school year. Whatever happens, I would like to take at least two months off to have more time with my children, said Mr. Doyle. The long hours he spent at Mangoes, did not leave enough time for family life. The Doyles made lots of friends during their stay on Abaco. Although excited about stepping into a new page of their life, quite a few tears were shed at the goodbye party held for them at a friends house. The children, too, were a little sad as they had spent most of their young years here in Marsh Harbour and were part of a group that always played together. A new chef from Toronto, Adam Calzonetti, will begin in November when Mangoes reopens.10 Year Reunion Is HeldAbaco Central Highs class of 1995 held its 10-year high school reunion at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on August 13. They were entertained by Rock Around the Clock. There were about 40 persons at the re-union, more than half of the 53 graduates attended with spouses or friends. Graduates living in Florida and Nassau came home for the event. They were served a great dinner at the Lodge and spent hours catching up with old friends. It was organized by Sara Knowles with Ebony Albury, Crystal Swain and Natasha Henfield assisting in finding all of the classmates. There was a great turn out and a good time was had by all. Nick and Dorothea Doyle People in the NewsChristian Council Elects New OfficersBy Mirella Santillo On August 16th the Abaco Christian Council held its annual election meeting at the Unity Baptist Church in Treasure Cay. According to council member, Pastor Steven Knowles of Stronghold Tower Church in Dundas Town, the following new members were elected. The new President is Bishop Anthony Campbell of the Church of God in Dundas Town, Vice President is Pastor Ed Laroda of the Unity Baptist Church of Treasure Cay, Secretary is Pastor A.B. Lewis of Victory Tabernacle in Murphy Town and Treasurer is Bishop Clifford Henfield of Grace Baptist Church in Dundas Town. Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe toThe AbaconianToday September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17


Page 18 The Abaconian August 15, 2005 Local Agent:Marsh Harbour Shipping Company P.O.Box AB 20777242-367-3341 Fax:242-367-4885 Ray Weatherford,Shelly Russell and John BethellThe BestConnectionto AbacoSaturday departure and Sunday arrival,ready for Monday pick-upFull Container Load Services including expanded area of equipment positioning throughout the southeast United StatesWe provide fenced and secure dockside storage and parking in Marsh HarbourConveniently located near Interstate 95 at 1489 Martin Luther King,Jr.Blvd.Riviera Beach,FL 561-844-8306Consistent and personal customer serviceLess-than-container load, Refrigerated and Consolidation Services Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $150 $395 $695 26 Paramount $200 $575 $995 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour By Scott Patterson Ooops, we won. We won the Prime Ministers Cup again. Legend has it that the Prime Ministers Cup is jinxed. We knew this a long time ago, but its easy to ignore superstition when you havent experienced it and you just want to win. In the 2003 regatta we took the Abaco Rage back to the winners circle in Georgetown for the first time in many years by winning the Prime Ministers Cup. We were ecstatic. A win in Georgetown! it was awesome. But the three regatta races that followed were marred by equipment failures. A mediocre finish on the first day. During the second day of racing we tore a sail. And on the third and final day it was extra windy, and we were going for broke. We cracked the hull at the base of the mast. Maybe there was something to that jinx. Last year we didnt sail well enough to win. So by this year the thought of a jinx was sort of distant. We have recently made some adjustments to The Rage and even with the blustery conditions in Georgetown she was sailing like a champ. As we approached the start line only a couple minutes late, we were most surprised to hear the gun and see the three boats that were on the line take off. The race committee this year has turned over a new leaf. No more empty threats, races start on time no matter whos there or late. So after approaching the line, dropping our sails and anchor, then immediately hauling them back up, we took off after the leaders, three minutes late. We easily caught and passed the Red Stripe and Good News and went on to not only win, but, win from behind. It turned out that those two boats would be the title contenders going into the last race. The boat was sailing so well, the crew was pumped, we were ready. Aint no jinx. On day one of the three-race regatta we finished fourth, not too bad but not as good as we had hoped. On day two, just three minutes after the start, our sail tore, dumping the nine of us on the pries into the water. (The corner of the sail that attaches to the back end of the boom is called a clew.) Our clew ripped out, so were we clewless in Georgetown. Was it the sail makers fault, or was it that jinx again? Much debating and colorful language ensued. However, on the final day the Abaco Rage looked like the champion she is, and it was a great race. After a good start, we arrived at the windward mark at the same time as the Red Stripe and Good News As The Rage and the Good News approached the mark neck and neck, the Red Stripe being in the least favorable position and being a leading contender along with the Good News for the whole regatta, attempted a risky move. She tried to dive below both boats and squeak past the mark. But in attempting to do so, she hooked rigging with the Good News. This forced the Good News bow to veer up and swipe The Rage her pry riders almost getting trapped in between the two hulls. Fortunately, the Abaco Rage was able to sail out of it only to look back and see the other two boats hopelessly tangled, finally resulting in a torn sail for the Red Stripe and putting both boats out of contention for the win. Later we were passed by the New Courageous on another close mark rounding and we finished second. So with a second and a fourth and a DNF (did not finish), our final overall result was tied for fifth with New Southern Cross With the adjustments that we recently made to The Rage she was sailing better than she has been. But that DNF as a result of our torn sail took us out of any hope of contention for the overall win. Was it just bad luck or was there more to it? The crew decided it was the jinx. Therefore, we have formulated a new strategy for next years Prime Ministers Cup. At the end of the trip we as a crew were very happy with our performance, and it was unanimously agreed upon that it was one of our best regattas ever. We would like to acknowledge that it would not be possible to carry the Abaco name into competition in this nations premier sports event without the support of our sponsors, the community and all who contribute to the Abaco Rage Thank you.Other memorable moments of Georgetown 2005When the A class boats race, there is a fleet of several dozen spectator boats that either follow the sail boats around the course or anchor at one of the buoys to watch the action. When you have more than one boat trying to get around a marker at the same time or several boats tacking within close proximity to each other, it can be pretty exciting. The A class boats are 28 feet long, carry 10,000 pounds of lead, have a main sail of almost a thousand square feet and 15-man crew. On a windy day, you dont want us to T-bone you. At one of the mark roundings on day one of points racing, three boats fouled each other as the Abaco Rage approached. This forced us to go wide to avoid the tangle. It was a reaching mark, and we were coming with speed. Unfortunately, the race committee and the fleet of spectator dinghies had squeezed in close. As the race committees 17-foot Whaler furiously reversed, they were broadsided by a peanut shell dingy. The dingy bounced off the Whaler and spun around in time to see The Rages bow about 25 feet away and closing fast. The driver was able to navigate the dingy to the inside of The Rage, scraping along the side of our hull, our boom raking the passenger off his seat, video camera in hand. Fortunately, there were no injuries or damage to any boats. For the rest of the regatta the race committee kept the spectators at a safer distance. Despite the jinx, its an honor to win the Prime Ministers Cup. At the awards pre-Abaco Rage Crew Is Clewless in GeorgetownThis file photo of the Abaco Rage was taken during the 2003 All Abaco Regatta. Bahamian work boat races have a unique start. The boats are lined up at anchor. This photo shows the crew waiting for the start gun. At that time half the crew will get the boat underway by pulling in the anchor line while the other half hoists the sail. Please see Rage Page 19 Page 18 The Abaconian September 1, 2005


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 SchoolSchool SchoolSchool School UniforUnifor UniforUnifor Unifor msms msms msSchool Bags & Luggage Clothing for the Entire Family Household ItemsQueen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourPhone 367-2017 Mon Sat 8:30 5:30Spooners FAMILY DEPARTMENT STOREsentations to hear Abaco Rages name called and to have the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie present our captain with the trophy, thats cool. The tangle that ensued as a result of the Red Stripes bold move was pretty spectacular. Leading into this mark the Abaco Rage looked as though it has a slight advantage, but we were just a little short and had to do two quick tacks to make the mark allowing the Red Stripe and the Good News to close on us. There was a lot of yelling on all three boats. Starboard! Buoy room! Bowmen yelling boat positions to the captain; when it boils right down to it, almost everyone is yelling something they feel is important to someone. As the Red Stripe and Good News tangled in spectacular fashion, the crowd could be heard ooooooooh! aaaaaah! ohhhhhh! As The Rage cleared, I looked back to see one boat being towed in reverse by the other, as one of them was hooked by the back of its boom. Later someone commented, It was like a NASCAR wreck at six miles per hour. There was no clear fault, it was one of them racin deals. On the day that we were left clewless, we had time to put the boat away and watch the finish of the A class race from shore with the crowd out on Regatta Point. It was interesting to see exactly how few people were actually watching and how many were just there for the social side of it. It was also interesting to watch the body language of some of those who had just watched the finish. Some were obviously in lively discussion complete with abrupt hand gestures trying to make a point to each other as to what had just happened on the race course. Kids having a blast, friends from different islands catching up with each other, really everyone is having a good time. The Lonesome Dove is an awesome boat and can hold her own against the best of em. During one of the races she is way out front, a couple minute lead. Approaching a mark we jibe in preparation to head back upwind. Unfortunately, we are hit by a big gust of wind and knocked over. Some of the lead ballast shifts and we cant right the boat. Yeah, we sank right there and had to listen to all the comments as the other sailors passed us. Then the fun really began. Take the sails off underwater, dive up several thousand pounds of lead, take the boom off and mast out, float and pump out the hull, re-rig the whole boat before tomorrows 9 a.m. start and race The Rage this afternoon, too.Ooops we did it again! 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 September 23 of the Bahamas Orthodontic Center Orthodontics (Braces) Dr. Kendal Major September 21 Periodontics (gum disease) Implants Dr. J. Denise Archer Mondays Saturdays General Dentistry Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) available RageFrom Page 18 A contract was signed last month between the Bahamas Telecommunication Company Ltd. (BTC) and TYCO Telecommunications to install a $58.9 million fiber optic cable connecting 14 islands of The Bahamas. The submarine fiber optic cable has a life span of 25 years and is to be installed in three phases. Phase I is scheduled for completion at the end of December, 2005, and Phase II is expected to be completed by the end of June, 2006. The date for completion of Phase III will be announced later.Batelco Signs Contract for Submarine CablePhase I will connect New Providence to Inagua via Andros, Exuma, Long Island and Ragged Island. Phase II will connect Inagua to New Providence via Mayaguana, San Salvador, Rum Cay, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Abaco and Grand Bahama. Phase III will allow BTC to connect the cable internationally. The new system will transmit over 120,000 simultaneous phone calls using a pair of fiber optic spread embedded within a cable less than one inch in diameter. The system will be up-gradable so that it could have nearly two hundred times the initial capacity using the same cable. Check Outwww.abaconian.comThe Abaconians New Web SiteMost Recent Issue Archive Issues Maps Business Listing Pictures For more information contact Laurence Higgs or Ian Carroll Tel: 242-367-5205 Fax 242-367-4018 Email: Services include: Short & long term haul-out (up to 24.5 beam) Aluminum & stainless steel fabrication & repairs Welding & machine shop (CJs Welding on site) Hydraulic trailer for lifting small vessels Bottom cleaning & painting Blister prevention & repair Fiberglass & gel coat repairs Hydraulic hoses and fittings Well stocked marine store Mechanical repairs Marine Store Products: Yanmar Engines & Generators Marine Paints & Accessories Repair & Resin Supplies Yanmar Parts & Service Bottom Paint & Solvents Stainless Steel Bolts etc. Cleaning Supplies Cutlass Bearings Fuel Dock Zincs Full Service Boat Yard 85-ton Acme Boat Lift Bottom blister repair Propeller repair Out Island Inter.Net Switch high-speed WIRELESS Internet Service Providers and receive 10 days service FREE! Bring in this ad and sign up for 1 year of Dialup Internet Service and get 2 months FREE! Bring in 2 friends when you sign up and if they sign up for 1 year, you get 4 months FREE!Wireless@abacoinet.com367-3006 or 367-3839Call us or stop by our office for details on how you can sign up for one of our amazing services!High Speed, Reliable Internet Service OII Your Island Guide to the Internet in Marsh HarbourVHF 16 or 61 September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19


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Marine F reeport 242.352.9246 Up to three year warranty extensive parts inventory and factory trained mechanicsBy Mirella Santillo Born on Abaco, little Rudolph Davis, Jr. left Murphy Town with his mother as a toddler, never to come back to The Bahamas until June 2005. After spending one year in Freeport, Rudolph and his mother moved to Miami where he grew up. He never met his father, Rudolph Davis, who also left Abaco for Miami unbeknown to his son until 1995 As a child, I never asked about my father, said Mr. Davis. I grew up with my mother who was Jamaican and knew all her family, but nobody on my fathers side. It is not until 1995, when coming back from the military, I applied for naturalization that I found out that my father was dead and that he had also lived in Miami. My mother had never told me. Then he explained, In June of this year I went to Freeport to visit a younger half sister. It was then that I decided to come to Abaco to learn about my fathers family. So, on June 12 I took the ferry across and got on the bus (the Great Abaco Express) where I started talking to the driver, Mrs. Glenda Knowles, telling her that I wanted to find my fathers family who was from Murphy Town. She took me to a lady who said to me, You look like your father. Mr. Davis did not realize at the time that the lady was one of his aunts, Mrs. Sandra McKenzie. She sent me three houses down to my grandparents house. I remembered the house. It was the house I lived in when I was a child before going to Miami. I walked in and somebody said What are you doing in my house? I answered, I am looking for my grandfather. When he saw me, he had tears in his eyes. I felt like crying, too! My grandfather looked good. He is getting old, but he looked strong! But my grandmother is dead, and I am sorry I never talked to her. We discussed Mr. Davis reunion with his Murphy Towns family over a telephone call from Florida where Mr Davis is a postal worker. His excitement came across as he mentioned meeting his grandfather and his younger half-brother, Tyrone Rudolph Davis, whom he met in Freeport. He discovered that he had three brothers and four sisters all together on the Daviss side. He also found out that he had a number of aunts,Family Is Reunited in Murphy Town Rudolph Davis By Jennifer Hudson Sixty children aged between three and 11years (plus one dog), mainly from Dundas Town and Murphy Town but two from as far as Moores Island, enjoyed a week of Vacation Bible School at St. Andrews Methodist Church in July. The week-long camp was run by a group of volunteers from the Isle of Faith United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, led by Mrs. Mary Collins. The group of 23 included three children, 12 youth and eight adults ranging in age from nine to 63. The theme for the week was Kingdom of the Son, a Prayer Safari and was an advenuncles and cousins, an overwhelming number of relatives to discover all at once. I am happy I found them. I hope to come back before the end of the year and meet everyone. Looking for Mr. Davis grandfather in Murphy Town, I met several of his relatives. One aunt, Ms. Joy Davis remembered Rudy as a child and could not believe her eyes when he showed up at the NEMA office where she worked. Who are you? she kept asking. I am Rudolph, Rudy, your brothers son, she recalled. Come and give me a hug then, she said as she opened her arms to greet her nephew.Youth Workers Assist in Community Serviceture through the Lords Prayer. The camp participants enjoyed a variety of music, games, crafts, Bible stories and snacks. Various skits taught them Bible lessons and facts about the Serengheti. The children were grouped in herds of elephants, hippos, buffalo and zebras with the youngest as lion cubs and there was even a tent to add authenticity to the safari theme. Each day began with group songs and skits and ended with a prize for the Kid of the Day. Bible school ended each day at 12 noon and after a quick lunch the volunteers hurried off to their other project of repairing inside walls and repainting a house nearby which had been badly damaged during last years hurricanes. A core group of six went every day with the rest of the volunteers rotating in shifts. The oldest member of the group, who happens to be the maintenance director at their home church in Jacksonville, was a well qualified coordinator of the construction work. Another service the group performed was to clean the shore area around the St. Andrews Methodist Church and some of the teenagers will be able to have these hours of manual labour counted towards their schools requirement for community service back in the States. Page 20 The Abaconian September 1, 2005


August 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21 Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays CeramicsSouth America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico South America Mexico Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. . Spanish Italian. .We stock: Spacers Caps Trims and Accessories Thin-set Mastic Grouts Saws & Blades Free estimates Free delivery for larger orders Special pricing for builders and contractors Installation also optionalAbaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display Ceramic Granite Stone Procelain Vinyl Wood By Richard E. Fawkes The Central Abaco dump has gotten out of control recently. At one point it was a hideous mess without management with garbage was being dumped all the way out to the road. It is now being pushed back behind the sign with some burning taking place. Deputy Chief Councillor Yvonne Key spoke to Dickie Malone, a heavy equipment operator, about pushing back the dump for now, said Chief Councillor Cubell Davis. Work has already begun on a new dumping site near Snake Cay, and until that is ready we will operate on a month-to-month basis to maintain this site rather than sign a long-term contract. The old contract lapsed at the end of the old local government term on June 30. There has been no management of the dump since then. Mr. Davis has no details on the new site. He could not say when it will be ready for receiving refuse. Central Abaco, which also receives garbage from the surrounding cays and as far away as Winding Bay, has long been promised a new landfill site by the government. That promise has become even more urgent with the building of the Central Pines Subdivision across S.C. Bootle Highway from the dump, whose residents have complained bitterly about the health and safety hazards posed by the poorly managed site. cal entertainers including: KB and Terrez Hepburn, Colin McDonald, the Falcons and Impact Band. Amusement Bahamas will provide rides for the children, and Bahamas challenges such as dominoes, conch cracking and arm wrestling will be featured. The committee endeavours to uphold the spirit of unity, celebration, friendship, culture and peace which is now the hallmark of regattas throughout The Bahamas. RegattaFrom Page 1Central Abaco Dump Is on Month-to-Month Basis The Central Abaco dump has been a problem for years. Local government has given the contract for its upkeep to several companies and individuals but many have done a very poor job of management. After the last contract expired the end of June, the garbage became a big problem. Recently, an individual with heavy equipment is managing it on a week-to-week basis until a solid waste facility is completed about 10 miles south of Marsh Harbour. Work on that site is expected to start soon. September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21


Page 22 The Abaconian August 15, 2005 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 BOXES Instead of candies to suck, let them chew sugarless gum. The U.S. National Association for Sport and Physical Education states that children need to decrease their sedentary activities such as watching television and computer time and increase their exercise time each day to at least one hour but preferably more in addition to physical education in school. Making some positive lifestyle changes could make for happier, healthier, more academically productive children. Explain to your children the benefits, and they may be more open to change. The benefits would not only be great for the children themselves but also for their families, their schools, their country and even eventually the world. LifestyleFrom Page 8 By Portia Jonsson With a new school year just days away, many parents face one of their largest single expenses: getting their kids ready for school. Buying school supplies along with new shoes and school uniforms can put a strain on the family budget. With this in mind the Heal Our Land family has stretched forth a helping hand reaching out to people in need during this time of year. On August 25th the group met at the Church of God of Prophecy in Dundas Town and distributed school uniforms, books, underwear and school bags to 50 Central Abaco Primary School students in the Dundas Town, Murphy Town and Marsh Harbour areas. Ms. Molly Davis contributed to this generous venture by donating her time and skills in making the girls jumpers and skirts, free of charge. Making the presentations were Pastors Lawrence Arnett, Ms. Mildred Ferguson and Mr. Alphonso Lewis along with Ms. Kathleen Knowles, Mother Ivy Swain and Ms. Kenva Knowles. The people of the Heal Our Land Crisis Centre are dedicated to providing a vital community service to help those who are hurting and whose lives have been destroyed to rebuild fruitful lives, healthier families and thus a stronger nation. They are a totally non-profit organization which operates only with assistance from caring members of the community. Heal Our Land services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and its office is temporarily located on Forest Drive. For more information or to make a donation please call 367-5198, 5548880, 359-6059 or 477-1612. Heal Our Land Helps Children Get Ready for SchoolArea Code 242 unless listed otherwiseIsland-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458GreenIsland Properties +34 hse365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties +30365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Donna Sands +12 hse365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott365-5106 Harbour View Haven365-5028 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Sea Shore Villas365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm366-0133 Club Soleil 6 rm 1 cott366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop +53 hse366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm366 0095 Hope T Hideaways +63 hse366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages +3 hse366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas366-0065 Tanny Key +43 hse366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121Hotels and House Rental AgentsMan-O-WarIsland Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse367-2719 Alesias 3 rms367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms367-4000 Ds Guest House6 rms 3367-3980 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic367-2227Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8500 Banyan Beach Resort21 rm365-8111 Island Dreams + 45 hse365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms365-8801Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Information http.// + agents with multiple cottages and houses Rev. 29 Aug 05 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 Heal Our Land provided uniforms, books and school bags to about 50 children of Central Abaco. Some are shown here with the leaders of the program under the direction of Mrs. Kathleen Knowles. AA and Al Anon MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Please call 357-6511 for information and location. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the library. The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Page 22 The Abaconian September 1, 2005


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 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay.......365-4411 Dive Guana..................................365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cats Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury s Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 9+ 10:45+ Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:15 9:45+ 11:30+Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am 12:15 pm2:30* (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* (M-Sat) 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45am 10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30Same day fare Adult oneway $15 / Round Trip $20 Kids 6-11 half fare Free under 6 From Union Jack Dock Except holidays + Hope Town late trips Fri & Sat only Green T urtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $12 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time Pinder s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLeans Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries 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 M Harbour & Sandy Point -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. The Great Abaco Express Bus between Marsh Harbour and Crown Haven Connects with ferry to Grand Bahama Call 367-2165 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 ODonald McIntosh..477-5037 Pope McKenzie .......477-5894 Orthnell Russell .......365-0125 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120 Edward Rolle ...........365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer ........365-4070 Jeff Survance ...........365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Harbours Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudys Place.................$$$.........366-0062 Sea Spray.......................$$ .........366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar....................365-6501 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant......$.............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Nancys............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 Fax 367-5823 Abaco area code 242 unless listed otherwise Please bring errors, omissions or corrections to our attention Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Coopers Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................Rev 24 Jul 05Compliments of The Abaconian Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers Cay Closed.. Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes...... Rebuilding......F ....367-2366 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................50......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Kayak Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour.. 367-5358 Birding Abaco Outback Marsh Harbour..367-5358 Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour .......... 367-2936 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0024 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0431 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ....... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale .................................. 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale .............................. 367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau & W. Palm Beach ............. 367-2095 Bimini Island Air Ft Lauderdale .................. 954-938-8991 Calypso AirFt Laud & W Palm Bch..............954-3594191 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ........................ 367-3415 Fla Coastal Airlines Vero B & Ft Lauderdale..... 367-0179 Island Express Ft Lauderdale...................... .... 367-0169Majors Air Service Freeport ............................... 367-4826 Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale .................................... 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ...................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ..................... 954-359-0292 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Govt dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyers Market..........$10 + $2 Govt Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City ..............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................ $ 3 each Solomons Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective July 2004Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$18 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$12 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry d ock.....................................$6 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$16 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$20 + $5 Sand Banks ............................................................$22 + $5 Joes Creek .............................................................$40 + $6 Black Wood............................................................ $16 + $5 Fire Road & Coopers Town...................................$35 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$50 + $5 Wood Cay ...............................................................$55 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $60 + $5 Fox Town................................................................ $65 + $5 Crown Haven ..........................................................$70 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$70 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $60 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry or Blue Hole............... $14 + $ 6 T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles.................................$20 + $5 T C Hotel to Joes Creek ........................................$30 + $6 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$14 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club.................................$6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $70 + $10 Points of InterestAlbert Lowe Museum...........................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibitsGreen Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden.............. Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum............Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station...............................Hope Town Swin onMermaid Reef off Marsh Harbours Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road Closed Sep 6 29 Open Nights Only Closed Sep -Nov Closed Sep Nov Closed Aug Nov Closed Sep 5 Oct 13 Closed Aug Closed Aug 37Sep Closed Aug Nov Closed Oct Closed Aug 20 Oct 1 Closed Aug 23 Closed Sep 6 Oct 31 Closed Sep Nov Closed Aug 15 Nov 15 September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23


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Forty-five hours of fishing over five days, 25 teams catching an impressive 105 fish and Team Bahamas wins the 46th annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament by just 13 points. The final day of fishing kept captains, crews, teams and volunteers scrambling to keep pace with the 30 fish caught. Hook up, hook up and more hook ups, said the tournament founder Peter Fithian. Friday was a fantastic day of fishing one for the books. In one 15-minute period, five teams shouted hook up. Early in the week we thought wed surpass the 100 fish mark and we did fish caught! Angler Jeff Waugh from Nassau caught two Pacific blue marlin on the last day aboard the Tara II to vault Team Bahamas up from third place to the top spot. Both fish were tagged and released with an estimated weight of 150 pounds each. Earlier in the tournament, Waugh boated a 562pound marlin. Another two marlin were tagged and released by Waugh and fellow teammate Philip Boot LeBoutillier of Hope Town, bringing Team Bahamas fiveday final tally to five marlin caught for 2,150 points. This was Team Bahamas first year Team Bahamas Wins Hawaiian TournamentBillfish Tournament Draws Anglers from Around the WorldBootBurned Out Administration Block Is DemolishedOn April 27, 2005, an arsonist started a fire in mats stored outside the administration block at Abaco Central High School. The fire spread to the building, completely destroying it. A temporary wood building was hurriedly constructed to get the school back to a normal routine. On August 28 the demolition of the building was begun. No plans have been announced to replace the building. Th e demolition work is being done by Anderson Papa Nasty Wilmore. Please see Team Bahamas Page 19 Team Bahamas won the 46th annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament held last month. Billfish anglers Jeff Waugh from Nassau, center left, and Phil Boot LeBoutillier from Hope Town, center right, entered for the first time and won by only 13 points. The other two are the sons of Mr. Waugh. By Justin Noice The ties between the Carolinas and Abaco have long been steeped in history but were cemented once again by the gift of firefighting equipment from three fire departments in North Carolina. The Beaulaville Fire Department donated firefighting jackets and trousers. The Wallace Fire Department also donated clothing along with some much needed Air Packs which firefighters need to enter smoke-filled buildings safely. All this valuable equipment was packed into a fully operational fire truck that was donated by the Warsaw Fire Department. The arrival of the new truck in Hope Town was greeted by Fire Chief ClayHope Town Has New Fire TruckWilhoyte who said, With the rapid growth of the community there was a definite need for stationing another truck towards the south end of the cay. This is an extremely generous gift and our sincere thanks go to Chief John Blackmore of the Warsaw Fire Department and Chiefs Joey Carter and Thomas Townsend of the Beaulaville and Wallace Fire Departments, who have shown us so much friendship and kindness. The project to find another fire truck for the island was spearheaded by Mrs. Betty Schoonmaker, a parttime resident of Elbow Cay and longElbow Cays population is growing and they had a need for a new fire truck. Three fire departments in North Carolina donated a truck to them and assembled equipment and supplies to come in with the truck Please see Fire Truck Page 19Team Bahamas Won by 13 PointsBy Mirella Santillo Appointed by the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Culture, as a Youth Coordinator for Abaco, Mr. Ishmael Morley, better known in the community as Stretch, took his post in Marsh Harbour on April 25. Although born on Long Island, Mr. Morley came to Abaco at a young age when his father became a pastor of Friendship Mission Church in Coopers Town. Abaco has been his home ever since. Before becoming involved with The Youth in Action program that he worked with Mr. Lyndon Davis to create in 2003, Stretch was President of the Basket Ball Association, Vice President of The Volley Ball Association and member of the Sports Council. His goals as a Youth Coordinator is to reach kids through schools and church groups and to instill good morals and good behaviour among the younger members of our community. His is hoping to do so by planning and organizing sports and cultural events and bringing Abaco under one umbrella.Stretch Morley Is New Youth Coordinator Please see Morley Page 18 VOLUME 13, NUMBER 17, SEPTEMBER 1st, 2005


Page 2 The Abaconian September 1, 2005 Alburys Ferry ServiceEnjoy Dinner in Romantic Hope TownFerry $20 RT *Late trips Fri & Sat only Leave Crossing Beach 12:15 2:00 4:00 5:45 9:0010:45 Return from Hope Town 1:303:00 4:009:45 11:30P.O. Box AB 20163, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-367-0290 or 242-367-3147 Provided by Stone McEwan One would never imagine that beauty of this magnitude awaits you behind that three-foot-high Bahamian-styled rock wall at the entrance of the Abaco Club on Winding Bay, said Mrs. Sharon Greene, the owner and principal of Cyber Learning Centre in Marsh Harbour Abaco. This observation was expressed as she watched 30 children enrolled in her summer classes enjoying the crystal clear water, the powder sand beach, water sports and a delicious lunch at the Abaco Club. Mr. Peter de Savary, the Founder and the Chairman of the Abaco Club on Winding Bay, has a kind heart that exudes charity, especially when it comes to children. After the second annual Every Child Counts beach party that was held a few weeks prior at the club, a request was made by Mrs. Greene to host a similar event for the children from Cyber Learning Centre. How could Mr. de Savary say no. Given the green light, the beach party was held on August 11th, one day before the conclusion of the summer classes. Mrs. Greene, who has 25 years of teaching experience that encompasses primary schools, high schools and college, is married to Mr. Gregory Keith Greene, who is the resident tennis pro at the Abaco Club. The Greenes relocated to Abaco from Freeport, Grand Bahama, in 2000. When asked what inspired Mrs. Greene to open Cyber Learning Centre, she said, I was shopping around Abaco for decorations that are conducive to learning for my classroom; there was none to be found. This realization originated the idea for a store that carries these items and other educational supplies. She continued, What began as a book store is now a haven for children who are slow learners and do not have mental, physical or learning disabilities. The school also accepts students who have been expelled from other schools, making it possible for them to continue their education. Mrs. Greene wants some day in the very near future to construct a building to house the school. This would allow her to take on more students, assist some of the underprivileged free of charge and offer more to the community. She thanked Mr. de Savary and everyone else at the club for hosting her students, an appropriate finale to their summer classes. Students in the summer program of the Cyber Learning Centre enjoyed a day at Abaco Club at Winding Bay on August 11. They enjoyed the wide variety of activities available there which included several water sports.Cyber Learning Students Visit Winding Bay Affordable Reliable200-800 GPD SC Compact 1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0852 www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town 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 100 ELEVATION, BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEW, 3 LOTS. STARTING AT $189,000. 13137 Tilloo Dream 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.01/09/05 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 BOATSMANS 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 Home 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 13240 PELICAN SHORESTHIS 3 BED, 3.5 BATH HOME IS SITUATED ON 2 ACRES. POTENTIAL FOR CONDO/TOWNHOUSES WITH PRIVATE MARINA. $2,000,000. 3035 CHEROKEEHILLTOPEXTRAORDINARY OVEANVIEW PROPERTY. PRIVATE AREA. 1/2 ACRE LOTS AVAILABLE STARTING AT $189,000.


September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIES EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIESGeorge Damianos President Nassau: (242) 322-2305 Lyford Cay:(242) 362-4211 Marsh Harbour:(242) 367-5046 Hope Town:(242) 366-0163 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 Sept. 1, 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) 366-0163 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/Cs, 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 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: Sinclair Alfred Frederick, Jr. passed away on August 20 after a battle with cancer. His funeral was in Georgia on August 23.. Mr. Frederick was a long time resident of Treasure Cay. He will always be remember for working tirelessly to bring internet service to Abaco. The past few years he as been providing wireless internet service to areas of Abaco where cable and DSLFour Internet Providers Serve Abaco internet service is not available. He had an amazing mind and thirst for the advance of technology. We all have him to thank for much of Abacos advancement in communications. He was an engaging storyteller with a boisterous laugh and equally big smile who approached life as an adventure. An eternal optimist with a love for ideas and inventions, he never lost sight of his dreams. Sinclair is survived by a son Sinclair Alfred Frederick III and granddaughter Jessie Anna Frederick, daughter Helen Virginia Frederick and his friend Barbara Farnan of Treasure Cay. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Abaco Cancer Society.Abaco Mourns the Death of the Islands Internet PioneerAbaco has lost someone who worked tirelessly to bring new technology to Abaco. Sinclair Frederick will be missed as a great person, a dear friend and one very knowledgeable about the Interent. It is fitting that we give a history of the internet on Abaco in his memory. Batelco was the first to offer any type of internet access to Abaco. Batelco introduced dial-up Internet service at a workshop held at Below Decks in 1996. Mr. Frederick was instrumental behind the scenes to convince Batelco to provide Abaco with Internet access. He and Malcolm Spicer of Abacom set up computers and equipment for the workshop to allow residents of Abaco to see the Internet in action. When Batelco first started offering dial-up, the maximum connection speed was 14 kbps and that was only if the customer had a very reliable phone connection and a powerful modem. The technology was so new that Mr. Frederick and Mr. Spicer offered technical assistance to Batelco with the technical side in exchange for an Internet connection. The two men, Mr. Frederick and Mr. Spicer, formed and in 1998 linked with 100 Jamz that had a satellite access license. Abacom contributed marketing and technical support which gave Abaco a second Internet service after Batelco. They installed a dish downtown giving them more comprehensive access. Mr. Fredrick was the brains and mastermind of this operation. He used limited resources on an island that was just starting to tap into the world of communications and technology and brought a whole, new world of opportunity to Abacos doorstep. This service used satellite links and increased the use of the Internet here greatly. It became easy to make reservations for hotel rooms, golf carts and boats. Communications were only a computer away as long as power was available. Internet availability gave resorts, hotels, rental properties and allied businesses much more exposure resulting in much more business. Three years later was joined by Robert Malone. In 2002 Mr. Frederick and Mr. Spicer split with Mr. Malone and formed a new company. Mr. Ma.lone kept the office and name. After Mr. Frederick and Mr. Spicer left OII, they started to explore another venture that was just starting to take off in America wireless high speed Internet. It was soon to be the craze of the future and an amazing business opportunity for them both. Mr. Fredericks knowledge and ever keen ability to learn kept their newly formed company constantly expanding. This company was called Abacom Wireless Services, Ltd. Please see Internet Page 4


Page 4 The Abaconian September 1, 2005 Waterfront with Dock Situated in beautiful Black Sound. 1.5 acre lot with a 125 ft. dock Near beach and settlement. Under Contract! Treasure Cay #1322 Three bedroom two bath home near beaches and golf course. Fully furnished with all amenities. $265,000 Reduced! Historic Club & Inn #5077 Located in the heart of a story book Colonial village, this 150 year old landmark has been meticulously maintained in its original dcor. Consisting of 10 guest rooms, 40 seat restaurant, lounge, pool and patio. A rare find that will allow you to enjoy a lifestyle reminiscent of the old days. This once in a lifetime opportunity is offered at $1,780,000 Coco BayDeep water lot with a dredged channel. Spectacular views of the bay, ideal for a future dock. $498,000 Beachfront Beautiful 1.5 acre plot located on a 2.5 mile white sandy beach. 100 ft. of frontage with elevations for magnificent views. $550,000 Beachfront acre lot located virtually on the Atlantic beach Sold! Black Sound 2 acre deep water harbour side lot near settlement ideal for boaters. $910,000 Waterfront with Pool & Dock Three bedroom 2 1/ 2 bath located in beautiful White Sound, overlooking the Harbour. This new house is sure to be a pleaser. Offered at $1,100, 000Green Turtle Cay OfficeP.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Email: Big Bluff Two lots with panoramic views of White Sound and near to resorts and beaches. $180,000 Beach/Canal lot package Enjoy the best of two worlds, a beautiful sandy beach and a safe canal front lot for your boat. Located in Leisure Lee, these adjoining lots are a rare find for the person who loves living on the beach and boating. $600,000 Coco Bay Waterfront with DockBeautiful lot overlooking Coco Bay, has a deep water dredged channel and dock. Property is landscaped and ready to build. Offered at $ 482,000 Sold! White SoundOne 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 CONTRACT156 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 using the business name Coconut Telegraphs. Abaco now has two wireless systems. Coconut Telegraphs as well as Out Island Inter.Net, Ltd. are the two wireless providers and work side by side with over lapping coverage. In 2002 Ms. Tara Hingle and Mr. Chris Claridge bought These two companies have a very work-friendly relationship. Wireless connections are popular because they bypass telephone lines and do not need a television cable connection. Instead, an antenna is installed on the roof of a house or building and connects directly to a computer. The wireless Internet is connected by receiving towers to the grid via transmitters. CableBahamas introduced cable Internet service, Coralwave, in 2002 to Central Abaco which was the second high-speed Internet service for Abaco. The company has slowly spread this service so most towns on Abaco now have that service. Abacom Wireless Services complements Cable Bahamas in providing service to areas without phone or cable access. The primary thrust of both wireless systems is to areas without phone or cable. Abacom recommends Cable Bahamas as a first choice where it is available. By 2002 conventional dial-up connections with Batelco were to be augmented by high speed DSL. This is available in most areas on Abaco served by Batelco. The technology allows a Batelco customer with a single phone line to simultaneously make a call while using the Internet on their computer. The DSL is fast and uses existing phone lines. Presently, wireless Internet service is offered by Abacoinet, which is still using their original Out Island Inter.Net location, and by Abaco Wireless Services, operating under the name Coconut Telegraph, the new company organized by Mr. Frederick and Mr. Spicer. Cable Bahamas offers Internet service via CoralWave, their cable television connection, and Batelnet offers high speed Internet through DSL connection on their phone lines. Internet is very popular with boaters who can cruise around Abaco once signed up in Marsh Harbour and still be connected. This is actually one of the reasons local marinas and hotels subscribe to wireless Internet as a service to their boating clientele. The Internet reception always depends on an uninterrupted electric supply. Even with solar energy and batteries on the transmitting side, electricity is still needed for connection on the receiving end. IntenetFrom Page 3Businesses Are Benefitting from E Commerce Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerels Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort 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 SilvesterCoral 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 Bahama Palm Shores EXPERTS!!! No one sells more Bahama Palm Shores lots than us. Call today for available lots and prices. 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 1216 NEW EXCLUSIVE 3/2 home upstairs with 2/1 and 1/1 apartments downstairs. All units fully and tastefully furnished. A must see!! Call for more info. info.1217 NEW EXCLUSIVE Two bedroom home centrally located in Marsh Harbour. Great price. Call for details.Bahama Coral Island 1200Two adjacent parcels listed at $12,900 each. 1218 NEW EXCLUSIVE Two story home in Bahama Palm Shores offering two beds along with detached one bedroom guest cottage. A GREAT BUY!!


September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 5 Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayIncredible hilltop home named for the ancient Tamarind tree that stands proudly surrounded by the breezey wraparound verandah. Beautiful, fully furnished 2 bed 2 bath home with one bedroom apartment and one acre of land in very private Lucayos Subdivision. Awesome view of the Sea of Abaco. Community dock steps away. 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 $70,0002 lots available each lot priced atNEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! Bahama Palm ShoresEXCLUSIVE LISTINGS Peek-A-View Hope Town #2136 $868,000One 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 $156,000Breathtaking views await you once you are standing upon this lovely 10,000 square foot hill top property in Long Beach. Lot # 370 is a corner lot with great elevation and views of the open Atlantic Ocean. Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood about 30 minutes south of Marsh Harbour with quality neighbours to entertain once you build your dream home. Long Beach #2205 $89,000 Buttonwood #1849 $143,000This lovely, elevated lot overlooks the Sea of Abaco and is located in the quiet Buttonwood subdivision. Only a 10 minute walk to the settlement of White Sound and the beach, this lot is an excellent spot to build a cottage or rental home surrounded by native foliage. The community dock is just down the hill from the property. 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 $89,000Beautiful home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Private dock permit already approved. Ideal family hideaway w/ private water access. 2 of the 4 beds have private quarters & baths. Ideal for entertaining, there is a bar set into the living room & a cosy fireplace to enjoy on those cooler tropical evenings. Wraparound decks are the perfect spot to enjoy the ocean view. West Wind Buttonwood #1852 $1,500,000Bahama 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 $144,000Beautiful Wooded Lot Elbow Cay #2175 $1,200,000Tamarind Hill White SoundCall 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


Page 6 The Abaconian September 1, 2005 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: Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas 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 Dont Have It, We Will Find It!PRICED REDUCEDThe young people of Moores Island enjoyed a summer craft program that was a project of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. The summer camp program was organized locally by some of the teachers. These students proudly show off their ceritificates given for good work. The Treasure Cay Primary School was the location of another summer camp sponsored by the Ministry of Youth. This program included sports as well as arts and crafts. 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, Central Abaco and Moores Island. 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 July 12th and ended 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, both 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 HarbourSummer Camps Were Sponsored by the Govt. 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 Please see Camps Page 8


September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 Lubbers Quarters Lots starting at $48,000 Lots with private dock slip starting at $89,000Elbow Cay Adjacent to Aunt Pats Bay Subdivision This 1.034 acre lot with sea views is located on Elbow Cay, with rights to private dock slip available. One acre $550,000 Half acre also available 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. $448,000Lubbers Quarters Vacant Lot w/ private dock and short walk to beach $52,000Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas 375-8655 Mike Jones Sales Cell # 551-5545 Frank Knowles Sales Agent Cell # 375-8655 frank@paradisebahamas.comAeolian Stunning view of the mouth of Hope Town harbour and the Sea of Abaco. 100 feet of water front property, three bedroom, two bath rooms. Fully furnished and a great rental history. Asking $1,400,000 Friends of the EnvironmentInvites you to particpate inInternational Coastal CleanupPick up bags and information at Friends of the EnvironmentDove Plaza, Marsh HabourMonday, September 26 10 am 12 pm Call 367-2721 for more informationSponsored locally by The Ministry of Tourism & Friends of the Environment BAHAMA PALM SHORES:Beach Front Parcel(Ref #337) Spacious 17,129 sq. ft., 124 foot sandy beach frontage on Atlantic Ocean, Spectacular ocean views $299,000.Ocean View Parcel(Ref #302) Oversized ocean view lot with 17,000 sq. ft., less than 100 from the beach, exceptional value for ocean view property $145,000.ELBOW CAY:Elevated Parcel(Ref #380) large 66,600 s/f 148 x 450 parcel located near lighthouse. Can be subdivided, natural vegetation, public dock access $586,000.LEISURE LEE:"Beach Reach" House/Canal Combo(Ref #249) 2,030 sq, ft. beach front 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Fully furnished, Immaculately maintained, panoramic sea views $599,000. UNDERCONTRACT (Ref #234) Located on a quiet deep water finger canal. 9,689 sq. ft. with 70 of waterfront, complete with seawall, dock and boat lift $145,000. UNDERCONTRACT"Canal Lot #202"(Ref #233) Located on the main deep water canal, close proximity to waterways entrance, large 11,770 s/f lot with 125 of canal frontage. Includes dock pilings already installed. Water and power installed on the lot, telephone & DSL available, cleared. Price: $192,000."Canal Lot #203"(Ref #203) Prime canal front lot in growing waterfront residential community, located in the main deep water canal, just minutes from the Sea of Abaco and Treasure Cay Marina. 10,590 s/f with 121 of protected canal frontage, all utilities available. Price: $168,000.TURTLE ROCKS:Turtles Rock(Ref #361) 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach front home built in 2000 on 1.18 acres with 102 on the beach, very private area, fully furnished. $755,000.Ridgetop Home(Ref #123) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 4,520 sq. ft. home on 5.84 acres, 2 car garage, large modern kitchen, Requires repairs and completion $375,000. GUANACAY:Two Commercial Lots(Ref#368) 2 adjoining lots, harbour front road location, across from the public dock, total frontage 161 feet, $245,000 each.BUSTICK BIGHT:Waterfront Acreage(Ref#381) 2.73 acres, featuring 900+ of water front on protected Bustick Bight, located just 6 miles north of Marsh Harbour, open zoning, ideal location $425,000.SPLIT ROCK:Waterfront Parcels(Ref#299) Large waterfront lot(s) in new Split Rocks subdivision. This prime property consists of 1.39 acres and features over 100 feet of frontage on the beautiful Sea of Abaco. Call for pricing. Prime Real Estate Listing Throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY"Trident House"(Ref #317) Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully furnished beach front home, 3,500 square feet, sensational beach & ocean views, many extras $2,500,000."Casuarina Beach House"(Ref #350) Fabulous 2 storey 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath, fully furnished, plus efficiency, pool, 80' beach frontage, recently renovated $2,300,000."Harbours Edge"(Ref #191) 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,500 s/f harbour front home, 90 of bulkhead for dock with 8+/depth, waterfront views though large glass doors, open kitchen, interior decor includes hand painted tropical mural, 2 car garage, 1/3 acre lot with privacy walls, Mediterranean style pool, fully furnished. Price: $1,265,000.Tigh-Na-Mara(Ref #179) 7 bedroom 7.5 bath 3 storey Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate with freshwater pool, landscaping with mature coconut trees and privacy walls. 80 on the beach. Interior requires some renovations, materials on site. New Price: $1,445,000.Sams Landing(Ref #398) 3 bed/3 bath plus office area, 2,400 sq. ft. two story open concept canal front home with 102 of water frontage with dock and davits on Brigantine Bay. Fully furnished, central A/C, garage, unique glass front living area provides gorgeous 180 degree panoramic views. Price: $978,000."Maison de Mer"(Ref #351) 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 storey "fixer-upper" canal front home on Brigantine Bay, 86' canal frontage, docking facilities, 2 car garage $525,000. UNDERCONTRACT"Brigantine Beach Condo"(Ref #369) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath bath townhouse with ocean views just steps from the beach, furnished, rental history $458,000.Canal Lot on Brigantine Bay(Ref #321) Oversized, cleared, 130' canal frontage, deep water $365,000.Canal Lot Package(Ref #396) Two adjoining canal lots sold together as a package for a total of 20,000 +/sq. ft. on Galleon Bay Drive and 168+ of bulkhead, cleared, possible ocean views $275,000 each or $540,000. LITTLE HARBOUR:Waterfront Property(Ref #347) 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280' water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little Harbour, large natural cave. $910,000.SCOTLAND CAY:Waterfront Lot(Ref #319) Large lot with 125 feet on Sea of Abaco, Private island with air strip, elevations up to 50+/$400,000. UNDERCONTRACTNORTH ABACO:Waterfront Lot (Ref #431) Large waterfront lot includes 20,000+ sq.ft with 110 ft of waterfront on the Sea of Abaco. Deep water access, views of Spanish Cay just 3 miles south of Coopers Town. All utilities accessible. $129,900.We Exceed Client Expectations!www.abacoestateservices.comPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. Phone: (242) 365.8752Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS1st Sept, 2005Mr. Melvin Seymour has been naned Director of Urban Renewal and will be heading up a committee on Abaco to develop a plan to deal with the immigrant communities of the Mud, Pigeon Peas and Sand Banks. He will form the multi-disciplinarian group with persons from all relevant agencies able to contribute to a solution. Some of these would be Social Services, Police, Immigration, Local Government, Environmental Health, Labour, Youth Sports and Culture, BEC, Batelco, Water and Sewerage, Education and others members from the community. Government is serious about resolving the problems that these areas of dense populations create. Crime can be rampant and their surroundings could easily produce an unhealthy environment. The areas are very bad for the youth and truancy and unemployment are higher than in other parts of the towns. Urban Renewal will set up an office in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Seymour has already spoken to some of the Central Abaco leaders to advise them on the idea. He expects it may take three months for the group to develop a plan which will be presented to Cabinet. It will be a long-term project, maybe a five-year plan. Mr. Seymour is personally Under Secretary with the Ministry of Housing. He is well known on Abaco as he served as Commissioner in Coopers Town and supervised government relief efforts in Central and South Abaco after Hurricane Floyd in 1999. He has been on Abaco several times in the past few months as government finished homes after last Septembers hurricanes.Urban Renewal Will Develop Plan for Immigrant Communities Melvin Seymour Remember Ads inThe AbaconianBring Results


Page 8 The Abaconian September 1, 2005 Island Living Real Estate P.O. Box AB-20997 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: (242)367-2696 Fax: (242) Elevated Waterfront, Lynards 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 Beach Royal Harbour Marsh Harbour Lot #26 consisting of 14,583 sq.ft. Offered @ $150,000Sunrise BayMarsh HarbourHURRY ONLY 10 lots remaining Bahama Palm Shores 3 Lots 80 x 125 sq.ft. @ $25,000 each New Exclusive Lots 316 & 418 Long Beach $45,000 eachNEWEXCLUSIVE LISTING10.8 Acres Old Kerr Great Elevations $165,000GUANA CAYNEW EXCLUSIVEBRAND NEWFully furnished & equipped two story 3 bed, 2 bath, dock slip, panoramic views. Great rental potential (next door to Dolphin Beach) $1,150,000 SANDY POINTNEW EXCLUSIVE LISTING!2 beautiful beach front lots 90 x 180 $80,000 each New PriceCROSSING BEACH AREA 3/4 Acre 138 waterfront $365,000 2300 +/Sq. Ft. Building 10,500 sq. ft. Great LocationCALL FOR INFOMARSH HARBOURCOMMERCIAL Abaco Real Estate AgencyAbacos Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate AgencyAbaco Real Estate AgencyContact Bill Thompson 477.5712 Lil Bill Albury or Elaine ThompsonP.O.Box AB-20404 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasPhone: (242) 367-2719 Fax: (242) 367-2359 www.abacobahamas.comEXCLUSIVEGreat Views, 3 bed with 2 1/2 bath house with 2 bed, 2 bath cottage. Main House over 3,000 sq.ft. Furnished. Must see to appreciate.$695,000 grossGREAT CISTERN children were offered a Junkanoo workshop held at Central Abaco Primary School overseen by Mr. Collin 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 commissioners office for display. Mr. Curry is trying to get the children involved permanently in a Junkanoo group. These kids will be ahead, he said. Theyll know how to make a complete costume.Youth Enjoyed Crafts and Sports CampsFrom Page 6 The summer camp program in Marsh Harbour was a Junkanoo costume workshop supervised by Mr. Colon Curry and Mr. Stretch Morley. Road Safety Is Everyones Responsibility A second home resident of Man-O-War caught a billfish that he wanted mounted. Instead of shipping the fish, he made a fiberglass mold of the fish to take to his taxidermist. The fish has been used as a plug to make a female half mold which is now underneath. Preparations are now being made to mold the other side of the fish. These two molds will be used to replicate the orginal fish and will be painted by a marine artist.Fisherman Is Making a Fish Mold


September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIESTIES TIESTIES TIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 E-mail: www.oceanblueproperties.comSales, Rentals and Property ManagementON GREEN TURTLE CAY: New listing! Waterfront lot on Bay. Dock to be decked over with 10' draft protected during storms. A few steps and you are on Coco Bay Beach. Outstanding water views. 12,000 sq. ft. $650,000.00 plus 7% to close. New listing! Family estate located on Gillam Bay and Black Sound consisting of one two story furnished house with three bedrooms; three baths; two kitchens and two living areas. Sits on rise of land with spectacular views of both Gillam Bay and Black Sound. 1.67 acres. Two vehicles. 2 car garage. Caretakers cottage with one bedroom and one bath. House has 120' dock on Black Sound in hurricane sheltered waters. 3.9 acres of property with 340' of beachfront on Gillam Bay. Estate can be sold as two parcels. $1.99 million for 2 story house. $3 million for beachfrout parcel. Viewing by appointment only. New listing! 118 feet of beachfront on north end of Bight O Bay. 174' deep. 1/3 acre. Gorgeous beach cove lot with stunning views of Atlantic Ocean. $620,000 (all closing costs included) New listing! 90' of beachfront on south end of Bight O Bay. 560' deep. One acre of spectacular white sandy beach. $840,000 (all closing costs in) New listing! 12,500 sq. ft. inland lot. Within walking distance of GT Club; Coco Bay Beach and Ocean Beach. Electrical supply nearby. $100,000 (all closing costs in.) New listing! Two 3/4 acre lots each with 112' of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean. Short walking distance to great diving reef within 75 yards of shore. Exquisite ocean views. Quiet residential area. Ten minutes to a major resort. Each $625,000 plus 7% to close. New listing! Two newly built block construction 40x36 3 bedroom 2 bath furnished homes at the north end with beach access and gorgeous ocean views. The reef is only 75 yds. off shore for great diving. l8' vaulted ceilings in living room A/C. W/D. TV. Hand-painted cabinets. Storm shutters. RO system setup in but not installed. Use of shared private dock on Coco Bay. One half acre each. $1.55 million each (closing costs included.) For the discerning buyer seeking privacy and a secluded location. Two bedroom three bath furnished Bahamian style home overlooking Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Good elevation. 30,000 gallon cistern. Dock with sling on Bluff Harbour. 2 acres with over 1,000 feet of shoreline. Gazebo to watch the sunsets. $3 million gross. Four unit furnished income-producing building with views of Coco Bay and use of shared private dock. $700,000 plus 7% to close. Two bedroom two bath basically furnished home with large deck and view of Coco Bay. 18,000 gallon rain water tank. Basement. W/D Good elevation. 1/3 acre. Steps away from Coco Bay Beach. B$398,000 (all closing costs in.) Prime waterfront residential/ commercial location in the town of New Plymouth. Parking and dock just steps away. Two story building with three bedrooms; two baths; separate entrances; side yard and completely fenced in for privacy. A/C throughout. B$350,0000 plus 7% to close O.N.O. Three bedroom two bath newly constructed home in residential area overlooking green space and pond. Jacuzzi. A/C throughout. Fully fitted out kitchen. Vaulted ceilings throughout. Large decks. Screened porch. Landscaped. 1/4 acre. Close to town and within walking distance of Ocean beach. B$660,000 North End: Stunning three bedroom two bath home block construction home with fireplace. Outstanding views of Atlantic Ocean. 35' high elevation. Spacious screened in porch. One acre. 125' on ocean. $1.32 million plus 7% to close. MUNJACK CAY 1/4 acre on white sandy Atlantic Ocean Beach. 125 frontage. Use of shared private dock on Sea of Abaco. $183,000 gross. Sold: Treehouse No. 2 Lot 6 Coco Bay Seabreeze Cottage Cottage No. I Coco Bay Under Contract: Wood building on lot in New Plymouth Getzaway Cottage Gillam Bay Deck House Lot 8A; 9 and HI and H2 Coco Bay P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020New at Auskell: Mammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Mrs. Christina Messara Physiotherapist September 1, 2005 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing September 3, 2005 Dr. Daniel Johnson Foot Doctor September 6, 2005 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist September 7, 2005 Mrs. Christina Messara Physiotherapist September 8, 2005 Dr. Gregory Neil Plastic Surgeon September 10, 2005 Dr. May Hestmo Hand and Orthopedic Surgeon September 10, 2005 Dr. Richelle Knowles Dermatologist September 10, 2005 Mrs. Christina Messara Physiotherapist September 15, 2005 Dr. Jerome Lightbourne Pediatric Cardiologist September 16, 2004 Dr. Hubert Minnis Ob Gyn / Ultrasound September 17, 2005 Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist September 21, 22, 23, 2005 Dr. Bernard Rolle General Medicine/ Diabetes Specialist September 21, 2005 Dr. KJA Rodgers Opthalmologist September 22, 2005 Mrs. Christina Messara Physiotherapist September 22, 2005 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) September 24, 2005 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist September 24, 2005 Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner September 24, 2005 Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician September 24, 2005 Mrs. Christina Messara Physiotherapist September 29, 2005 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea September 29, 2005 Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing September 30, 2005 Mr. Christopher R. Monize Physical Therapist September 30, 2004 Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOABOA BOABOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: www.drillrig.i8.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote,By Richard E. Fawkes After I left the service, I found myself getting up in the night and looking out to see if the light was going out, said 68-year-old Ross Langton Forbes, who retired in 1997 after 34 years as a lighthouse keeper first with the British Imperial Lighthouse Service, then with The Bahamas Port Department after Independence. I met Mr. Forbes recently in Nassau. He perked up when he learned I was from Abaco, informing me of his posting at the Hole-in-the-Wall and Elbow Cay lighthouses. He spent two years at Holein-the-Wall in the late 1960s and two years at Elbow Cay in the mid 1970s. There was no paved road then from Hole-in-the-Wall to Sandy Point, he said, recalling his experience with two other keepers at the deserted outpost on the southeastern tip of Abaco, but sometimes the folks from Sandy Point would take us over the rough roads in their trucks. Sandy Point is the nearest settlement. Sandy Point was a striving little community in those days, Mr. Forbes said, adding that he has fond memories of such residents as the late Theophilus Thompson and his wife Eloise, who ran a hardware store; and the late Eula Dean, who ran E & E Groceries, and her husband Capt. Ernest Dean, who ran the mail boat. He said during the jack season, when Sandy Point fishermen hauled at Soldier Road nearby, he would walk down to their stations and they would share their fish with him and the other keepers. Hole-in-the-Wall, the first lighthouse built by the Imperial Lighthouse Service in The Bahamas in 1836, stands over the Northeast Providence Channel, 28 miles from North Eleuthera. It sits atop high rocks, part of which is a geological wall of rock with a hole in it that juts out and sinks into the sea. It can be quite windy and rough out there at times. Mr. Forbes recalled that there were times when the wind was blowing out of the northeast that the waves pounded the shoreline so hard the spray would reach the houses on the opposite side of the tower. Sometimes you couldnt leave the house for days because of the wind and the salt spray, he said. Elbow Cay, across the harbour from Hope Town, was a relatively easy assignment, Mr. Forbes said, because of howRetired Lighthouse Keeper Remembers Abacohighly developed Hope Town was, with all of the amenities of modern life readily available. He spent a great deal of his time hosting tourists on guided tours of the popular candy-striped lighthouse, which ate up a good part of his day, his usual time to rest because he tended the light at night. The lighthouses were equipped with kerosene fueled burners around which a prism rotated. The prism had to be hand wound every two hours and the keeper had to make sure the fuel did not run out or the feeding tube clog. A minimum of two keepers, sometimes three, rotated on shifts to keep the light going throughout the night. Lenses had to be cleaned of soot every morning. But I didnt mind doing the tours, he said. It made the job more interesting. He fondly recalled such Hope Town personalities as William Sweeting, Andrew Kemp and Truman Major. Mr. Forbes was a senior keeper by the time he was posted at Hole-in-the-Wall. He saw service at all the major lighthouses. He said there was a big transition after Independence in 1973, when the Port Department took over from the Imperial Lighthouse Service. He felt the government of The Bahamas allowed the service and the lighthouses to deteriorate. Today only the Elbow Cay and San Salvador lighthouses are run by keepers; the rest have been automated by solar power.


Page 10 The Abaconian September 1, 2005 Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour on Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 22 Styles Factory direct Easy to Install Health Benefits Add value to your property FREE QFREE Q FREE QFREE Q FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q TE FREE Q UOUO UOUO UO TETE TETE TE Chris Thompson Kathy OKelleher e-mail: pools@hopetown.comFiberglass Pools242-366-0224 Fax 366-0434 242-367-2835 Fax 367-3654 By Jennifer Hudson Rosie is very pretty. Her lovely fur coat is an attractive blend of a variety of colours and she has pure white ears. She is a beloved family pet but not, as you might think a dog or a cat; she is a goat. Now at eight weeks she is sprouting two cute little knobs on her head which are horns just beginning to emerge. Rosie lives in the settlement of Cherokee Sound with her doting owner, Mrs. Rhonda Albury, Mrs. Alburys husband and daughter, Caitlyn. This little kid was found staggering dangerously along the main Sandy Point road near Cherokee one evening by Mr. Marty Sawyer. There was no sign of a mother anywhere around and the baby kid appeared to be only a few hours old as its umbilical chord was still connected and wet. Marty took her home and named her Rosie. Since he was still busy effecting repairs to his house since the Batelco tower fell on it after Hurricane Frances, he felt that he would not have the time to care for a newborn goat. As soon as Rhonda Albury saw Rosie, she fell in love with her and said that she would take her in and look after her as she is a great animal lover, already caring for a family of dogs, hens, a rooster named Rudy and a hog named Albert. Rosie rubbed against my legs as if saying please take me and now she is my little baby, says Mrs. Albury. up, she lays her head on my neck, rubs her head against mine and coos. Rosie always smells sweet thanks to Caitlyn, who bathes her every other day and at night she sleeps in the bedroom in a bed made from a large Tupperware container lined with soft blankets. Every Saturday Rosie gets a special treat as she goes into Marsh Harbour in the car with Mrs. Albury. She is still small enough to be carried; but when she is a little bigger, she may graduate to a leash. She is so sweet and there is nobody like her, declares Mrs. Albury, who is attached to her as to a little child. What a lucky little kid.Rosie Is a Very Lucky Little KidAt first the little creature was very lean and fragile and feeding was a problem as the she could not tolerate cream and I thought she was going to die, she remembers. However, the problem was solved when somebody said they had seen goats milk in the grocery store. The new baby was able to drink the diluted goats milk every three hours. Now at eight weeks she still drinks the milk but also eats a varied diet of grass, jumbey, sweetheart prickles and whatever else tasty she can find. She enjoys fruit, but special treats are popcorn, ice cream and particularly Doritos chips which she will climb up into your lap for. Rosie is a member of the family now, and like a little child she does not like to be left home alone. Whenever everyone went out, she would holler all day so now someone always stays with her. This is usually 13-year-old Caitlyn, who is presently on summer vacation from Agape Christian School. When Rosie sees Mrs. Albury returning home, she starts hollering again to say hello and ask for attention. She is so affectionate, says Mrs. Albury, that when I pick her Recycle Aluminum CansBins Located at Abaco Shopping Centre & Sea Star Car Rental


September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 Find your new home with Bahamas Realty. Bahamas Realty reaches the world via its simple and easy-to-use website We have offices in Nassau, Abaco, Grand Bahama, Exuma, Long Island, Harbour Island & Eleuthera. #7735: Lovely wooded home site, cleared and ready for building. A fresh water well is in place to service the property. Nice elevation for views of the South Side of Abaco. Power and telephone line run close to this property. $20,000BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND 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 re-shingled. Owner motivated! Price is firm.UNDER CONTRACT #9079: Outstanding beachfront building site situated on the Atlantic Ocean. Very desirable, approximately one and one half acres running over 100 feet along Guanas fabulous sugar sand beach and approximately 525 feet deep. Conveniently located near the settlement and well north of Nippers. Secluded and wellvegetated.GUANA CAY #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 SHORES #8842: Magnificent Atlantic Ocean beachfront home site encompassing more than 1.5 acres. Frontage on the beach is approximately 100 linear feet and runs inland 700'. Properties of this size are fast disappearing and this offering will not last long on the market!UNDER CONTRACT GUANA CAY UNDER 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 wont last long! $298,000 #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 #9484: NEW! Newly built 3 bed/2 bath family home located in Coopers Town, North Abaco. Coopers Town has all infrastructure, including Government medical facility, schools and grocery shops. $154,900COOPERS TOWN UNDER CONTRACT DUNDAS TOWN #9486: NEW! Rare homesite located on the secluded peninsula of Eastern Shores. Eastern Shores. Property runs sea-to-sea, 66' on the protected Creek, western boundry runs 120', eastern boundary 133'. Serious inquiries only, please.EASTERN SHORES #9492. NEW! Lovely homesite in secluded Bahama Coral island; just 10 minutes north of Marsh Harbour. Elevated and just across from natural wildlife area and 5 minutes to the secluded beach area. Great views if built up! Buy now for the future! $21,000.BAHAMA CORAL ISLANDOffered Exclusively by Bahamas Realty E-mail: Royal Harbour Village. Opposite Boat Harbour EntranceTel: 242-367-3262 Fax:


Page 12 The Abaconian September 1, 2005BRIGANTINE BAY Dolphin Very special canal front CBS home, 2bed / 2 bath with living/dining/kitchen opening on to a covered porch. Also garage/ utility room as well as dock and boat lift. MUST SEE $984,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES Seaductress / Harbours Edge Modern CBS 3bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, detached 2 car garage Except ional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. NEW PRICE $1,265,000 + 7.5% closing WINDWARD BEACH ROAD Darnell House REAL PACKAGE DEAL Canal front home fully furnished, vacant beach front lot, car / golf cart / 23 boat. Well planned home has 3 bedrooms / 3 bath, including master suite with 2 guest bed rooms, den, open livingroom, dining, kitchen, utility room, screened-in porch on canal side, large garage and covered carporte/breezeway, landscaping with fenced section. MUST SEE $1,284,000 ROCK POINT Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. MUST SEE! $350,000 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts Sales Associate Everett Pinder(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.For further details and pictures visit our web page at Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: tcrealestate@oii.netMember NEW! NEW! NEW!Call for more information and prices 1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity canal front condo and cottage units with available boat slips Starting at $625,000 +14%closings 2. PALM BAY Townhouse units in protected harbour with boat slips Starting at $541,000 +14% closing 3. TREASURE LANDING Condo units on interior property with direct beach access $349,000 + 14% closing 4. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront development on Treasure Cay beach com prising individual luxury units Starting at $625,000 + 14% closing TREASURE HOUSES Ocean Front Development Comprising 12 Luxury Units with Lagoon Pool / Waterfall Unit #9 2 bed / 2 bath octagonal home. Completely redone with additional storage below and storm shutters $550,000 ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase II Marina side 2 bed / 2 bath -12 ft. wide slip. Special location, end unit, never rented $430,500 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 4 Upstairs end unit, 2 bed / 2 bath, totally redone, with boat slip, includes golf cart. 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 widows walk. WOW! $2,500,000 + 7.5% closing Cross Winds Split level CBS home extra large lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! $868,000 + 7.5% closing SANDPIPER BEACH Idle Hour Seeing is believing describes the many features of this special home on our beautiful beach. Living space 2750 sq. ft., garage 450 sq. ft. beach side porch 550 sq. ft. Master suite bedroom / bath plus 2 guestbedrooms / 2 baths, large living / kitchen / dining / family room. Many, many features. MUST SEE $2,400,000 SOLD SOLDBy Portia Jonsson The summer holiday has come to an end for hundreds of Abaco children and I am sure they would all like to make the upcoming school year a success. To help them succeed in school, parents need to be involved in their childrens learning. It is important to be involved early, and it is important to stay involved. Learning skills for success takes place at home as well as at school. What does being involved in your childs education mean? There are many simple but amazingly productive techniques that influence your childs performance and behavior at school and home. How many of the following statements are reflective of your involvement with your childs past academic experience? 1. I know how much homework my child has each night. 2. I review homework and check papers daily. 3. I attend PTA and school board meetings. 4. I spend one-on-one time with my child regularly. 5. I provide dictionaries and other reference material at home. 6. I attend extra-curricular activities at the school. 7. I meet with my childs teacher regularly. 8. I make sure my child has a nutritious breakfast each day. 9. I make sure my child gets enough sleep and daily exercise. 10.I frequently praise my child for effort as well as achievement. If you answered yes to the majority of the statements above, congratulations! You are helping to give your child the A+ advantage. If you answered no to more than half, reconsider those areas and try to make improvements for your childs benefit. Whether you child is just starting kindergarten, entering the final year of high school or is somewhere in between, there are many good reasons and opportunities for you to volunteer at school. Its a great way to show your child that you take an interest in his or her education, and it sends a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause. Many schools now have to raise their own funds for activities and supplies that would once have been considered basic necessities, and parent volunteers are essential in helping to organize and chaperone these fund raising events as well as to participate in other school activities. The school is not the only one to reap the benefits of your involvement. By offering some of your time to the school and by interacting with teachers, administrators, and other parents on a regular basis, you can gain a first-hand understanding of your childs daily activities and some insight into the trends and fads of school life that will help you communicate with your child as he or she grows and changes.Parental Involvement Contributes to a Childs Success in SchoolEven if you have not been involved in the past, it is never too late to start; in fact, it may be more important than ever to get involved when your child reaches secondary school. Children need and want their families to be involved in their lives. Looking to the future, employers want employees who are willing to take on responsibility, learn new skills and effectively communicate with their co-workers. Helping our children be successful in school today can improve their success in the world of work tomorrow. By Jennifer Hudson Like many other businesses and properties on Abaco, the neem farm took a beating during Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne but it is still very much alive and the Abaco neem factory continues to produce a full line of products. Out of 7,000 trees approximately 3,000 were lost; and though it is making an excellent recovery, it will take the Neem farm about two years to fully recover from that devastating blow. Prior to the hurricane enough fruit and leaves had been harvested for the business to get by in 2004 but a harvest this year is much needed. The neem trees really want to survive and the remaining 4,500 trees are starting to flower. In fact, they have put out extra flowers so I am hoping for a good harvest, stated Mr. Nick Miaoulis, owner of the farm. Many of the trees have been propped up and the farm is 35 percent ready for this year. Harvesting of the leaves and fruit be-Neem Farm Is Recovering Please see Neem Page 19


September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13 AGAPE FAMILY DENTAL CENTRECall today for an appointmentAll emergencies and walk-in are welcome!Proverbs 3:5-6Tel : 242-367-4355/4 Fax: 242-367-2193 P.O.Box AB 20676 Don MacKay Blvd.Email: agapedental @batelnet.bsThe Dental SpecialistsDr. Therese M. Bonamy (full time)General Dentistry (Aesthetic, Restorative & ZOOM (Bleaching)Dr. Munir Rashad (Sept 2)Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon (Wisdom teeth)Dr. Antoine Clarke (Sept 15-16)Periodontics (Gum disease & implants)Dr. Woodley ThompsonOrthodontic (Braces) (Sept 8-9)Dental Hygiene Available The leading provider of household, automotive, hardware, and industrial products and services in The Bahamas.Carrying Items for your entireHome & Garden HOME& Auto CenterDon MacKay Blvd. Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone : (242) 367-2077 Police Held Fund Raising Domino CompetitionThe winners had a great time at the recent domino cometition. Players enjoyed the camaraderie during the domino compeition


Page 14 The Abaconian September 1, 2005 Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean Club is a S500 million development on Guana Cay, centered around a championship golf course and a marina. As part of our commitment to government to employ 200 Bahamians in the development we are now looking to fill the following positions with Bahamian Nationals: Chief Engineer Rooms/ Inn Manager Yoga/Pilates Instructor Fitness Trainer Resident ButlerSalary and benefits will be in line with experience and will include health benefits. Applications to: Carter Redd, General Manager P.O. Box AB 20766, Marsh Harbour, Abaco or to: Staff OpportunitiesBy Mirella Santillo From the Cherokee Road a winding dirt path takes one to Pastor Lennie Etiennes farm, 75 acres of peaceful land where tall grasses grow and red winged blackbirds nest. Grasses and birds do not claim the whole landscape though. Amidst the wilderness, acres are planted with onions, cantaloupes, watermelons, sweet peppers, cabbages and bananas. On my way to the sorting shed, I passed mounds of onions curing in the sun. In the shed several people were sorting out the harvested bulbs by size, cutting the green part and bagging them. The harvest started at the end of April and is still going on, said Ms. Lydia Cunningham, one of the workers. Pastor Etienne said that since April he has shipped 820 bags of onions to Nassau, the main recipient of Abaco farming products. He explained that several varieties of white onions and two of the red ones are grown, but all have to be of the short day variety. The seeds are sown from the end of August to late January for the onions to be picked as early as mid-March. Before being sorted out, they are left in the fields to be cured by the sun for a week to 10 days. The curing gives them a longer shelf life. Pastor Etienne, who has been farming that area for 19 years, gave me a tour of the farm, explaining each crop as we drive along. Fat, red, sweet peppers were ready to be picked. Several workers were harvesting them in huge baskets carried on their shoulders. Across the path cantaloupes are nearly ripe and two kinds of watermelons, Jubilee and Crimson Red, will be ready within a month. Cantaloupes and watermelons needs 85 to 90 days to ripen. We passed an acre of sugar bananas and further along several more acres are planted with Granain and Williams hybrids of bananas. We discussed the air born fungus that had eradicated a large part of the banana plants on the island. He said that since the hurricanes, he had not see any trace of the culprit Black Sigatoka. Several fields which had been planted with tomatoes are at rest waiting for alternate crops. Pastor Etienne likes to limit the use of pesticides. Unless there is an infestation, Bags of onions are prepared for shipping to Nassau. They were grown on Pastor Lennie Etiennes farm on the Cherokee road. Showing a large one is Mr. Augustine Williams, Chairman of the farmers cooperative of Central Abaco. Pastor Etienne is on the right. Onions Grow Well on Pastor Etiennes Farm Please see Farm Page 19 Tribute.... to Ma Veniefrom Jeremy Sweeting (Grandson)I have been fortunate to have had two spiritual grandmothers in my life. I thank God for this everyday. The void that I have is so hard to fill. Ma Venie has been apart of my everyday life from when I was born. Unless I was away, or could not be at her side if I were sick, I would be there everyday, sometimes two or three times a day, and took a backseat to no one, in my loyalty and devotion to her. One attribute I loved about Ma Venie was her unselfishness. Throughout my life, she would always say, You had any lunch, you want some supper? She always was looking out for others. Even up until the last couple of weeks, she would say, You had any dinner, the maid can get you something. She always put others above herself. She had a good smile. If she wasnt feeling well, she wouldnt let you know it. She would always put out her best side. She was never one to complain. Where she saw wrong, she tried to right it, where she saw suffering she tried to heal it, and where she sawconflict she tried to stop it. As I told someone the other day, the good ones are leaving us, and leaving us quickly. Throughout my bout with thyroid cancer, she would tell me, You are going to be alright. God will bring you through. She was a pillar of encouragement and comfort. It was apart of my everyday routine from when I was able to walk to see her everyday and she has always been apart of my life. I have found a source of comfort, in something I read last night. The author says it like this: I would say to those who mourn, look on each day that comes as a challenge. The pain will come in waves, some days worse than others, for no apparent reason. Accept the pain. Little by little, you will find strength, new vision, born of the very pain and loneliness which seem at first, impossible to master. HoHo HoHo Ho w trw tr w trw tr w tr ue!ue! ue!ue! ue! It wouldnt be appropriate if we let this service pass with out giving a special word of praise to Uncle Walter and Aunt Brenda for their countless hours that they have devoted to her over the years and the time they still commit to Pa Percy. I know they wish not to be recognized or praised for their love and devotion to their parents, but they deserve it all the same. Without them, I dont know where we would be. I want them both to know that I love and appreciate them very much. As I end, I know I will never forget her, and she has made a lasting impression and has placed an indelible mark on my life, that cant be taken away. I will try to live my life in a way in which would make her proud. Ma Venie, I love you and will miss you more than anyone will ever know. I will meet you again someday.Our loss is heavens gain!We sorrow today, but not as those with no hope. I t is not easy to go through times like this, but we have a comforter, and that makes the burden easier to bear. Today, in heaven, what a time of jubilee, I know they are having. One of their faithful, has made the safe journey home. I know most certainly today, It is shouting time in heaven. Today, we lose an outstanding member of the community, a mighty prayer warrior, and one of this churchs most faithful members. A true matriarch of this church, she helped this church grow spititually and helped make it what it is today. This Tribute, read at the funeral for Venie Sweeting on August 10th, 2005 at the Church of God, Man-O-War Cay, Abaco


September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 15 Mailin Sands mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comPh# 242-367-2992 Fax# 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20403 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour-#5106. Great Opportunity. Established commercial complex. features several retail stores and two rental apartments. All currently rented. Ideally situated on main tourist strip. GREAT INVESTMENTwww.coldwellbankerbahamas.comMarsh Harbour-# 5220-Large Parcel of property 100 X 270 with two concrete warehouses, would be ideal for certain commercial venture. Property fenced in. Call today for more details.Dundas Town-#5222-Property situated in prime location running 135 on the waterfront. Fixer upper situated on property. Views of the harbour and Sea of Abaco. COLDWELL BANKER LIGHTBOURN REALTY Green Turtle Cay-#5191 Luxurious home located on a 2.5 mile sandy beach. Consisting of five bedrooms, four bathrooms with wrap around verandas. Careful craftsmanship and attention to detail describes this villa. Offered at $2,300,000 Green Turtle Cay-#5077 Historic 10 room Inn located in "Story Book" pretty New Plymouth. Consisting of 10 guest rooms 40 seat restaurant and bar,patio and swimming pool. Painstakingly restored to it's original Colonial condition. Offered at $1,780,000. Chris Farrington, BRI Sales Associate Green Turtle Cay, Abaco (242) 365-4695 Business (242) 365-4697 Fax (242) 559-8800 Cell chris@coldwellbankerbahamas.com____________________________________________________________________ Great Harbour Cay-#2096Charming 1B/1B house on elevated lot in the beautiful Barry Islands. Home also features a 1B/1B guest cottage, and looks over the golf course and Ocean. Yellowwood-#5263-2B/2B cottage newly built. on large lot -100 x 150. Features a laundry room, outside patios, and a hobby room.central A/C, and all appliances are include. A MUST SEE!-$219,000 Sept.1st, 2005Dundas Town-#5276 Incoming producing property, unfinished duplex on elevated lot. Can be finished to ones own taste. Situated on lot 100x128-$92,000. Call for more details. Lubbers-#0350 -vacant lot in Abaco Ocean Club. Comprises of 10,125 sq.ft. call today for more details. $70,000 UNDER CONTRACTSOLD Green Turtle Cay-#5347 This Island Paradise is a rare find for the discerning yachtsman that is looking for privacy and all the amenities the island has to offer. 2 bed/2bath home also has a private dock and dredged channel. Offered at $2,300,000.00 Yellowwood-Fabulous elevated lot with breathtaking views of Winding Bay,and the Atlantic.$275,000UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGSMALL HOME, ACREAGE AND CANAL SLIP! Near Treasure Cay Situated on 10 acres, this property has a private canal slip and a 1 bed/1bath home. Includes utility room, underground electricity and back up generator.The property is landscaped with fruit trees.Call for details. Yellowwood Cottage-#5027 partially completed 1bed/1 bath cottage on a 150x175lot. Close to Cherokee Sound and Little Harbour. $150,000.00 Yellowwood lot -#5429.25,500 sq.ft. lot in the quiet community of Yellowwood.Yellowwood is about a 30 minute drive from Marsh Harbour and next to The Abaco Club of Winding Bay. $54,000.00 Leisure Lee-3 bed, 3bath home in the quiet residential neighborhood of Leisure Lee. 1,600 sq.ft. of living space, features extensive wrap around screened in porch, and central A/C. All lots have beach access. $347,000.00 Treasure Cay-2 bed/2bath villa. Recent renovations include new appliances and furniture. US$195,00.00UNDER CONTRACTMarshHarbour. #5426. 2 bed/1bath concrete home on 110x140lot. Second bath and laundry being added. Detached 1bed/1bath apartment with kitchen and living area. $200,000.00 UNDER CONTRACT Green Turtle Cay-Pineapple Bluff-3 bed, 3.5 bath, 3,289 sq.ft. home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. $1,980,00.00 NEW LISTINGOrchid Bay-#5428-The only bay front lot available in Orchid Bay. Over acre, and runs more than 100 on the Sea of Abaco. Picturesque views! Call today! This wont last long.$789,000Ready to sell? Looking to buy? Call us today! orPlease visit our new new office location on Que office location on Que en Elizabeth Drive, Next to the Fire Station. Man-O-War Cay # 5439 2 bed/2 bath home in immaculate condition, 1,280 sq. ft. Features generator, tool shed, and wrap around covered porch. Furnished and awaiting its new owner-$399,000. NEW LISTING NEW LISTING


Page 16 The Abaconian September 1, 2005 Employment Opportunity Security Guard, Abaco Branch Commonwealth Bank is the premier Bahamian Bank with branches located in New Providence, Abaco and Grand Bahama. We are committed to delivering superior quality service, to training and developing our employees, to creating value for our shareholders and to promoting economic growth and stability in the community.Core Job Responsibilities: Patrolling, monitoring and guarding property to prevent theft, fire, trespassing, vandalism or vagrancy Controlling access to the property Greeting and admitting customers, addressing inquiries and directing customers to where they can receive services Essential Skills Strong oral and written communication skills Capable of functioning effectively under pressure and emergency situations Must be mentally alert Excellent interpersonal skills Good observational abilities Qualifications and Experience High School Diploma or equivalent Five (5) Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) with C grades or higher Experience in security and law enforcement or a related field would be an asset Good level of fitness and health Benefits Provided: Competitive salary commensurate with experience Health, Vision, Dental and Life insurances Pension Plan Performance-Based incentives Interested persons should submit their resumes in WRITING or E-mail along with copies of their certificates before September. 9, 2005 to: HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT Re: SECURITY GUARD P.O. Box SS-6263, Nassau, Bahamas Telefax: 394-0758 E-mail address: Creative Relations You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNONS GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMONS SUPERCENTER LOWES FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands Leading Newspaper ABAB ABAB AB AA AA A COCO COCO CO Doors & Windows Moldings & Millwork Pressure Treated & Dimensional Lumber Custom Cypress Builders 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: Please see Shutters Page 17 There is an increase in the number and the intensity hurricanes during the past few years so there should be an increased focus on preparedness. This article discusses the various types of shutters and the need for having them in place early. Even well-built homes and other structures need the added protection of hurricane shutters. It is critical to keep the wind out of any building, and the doors and windows are the most vulnerable areas which wind can damage. Once wind penetrates the building, the entire structure can be damaged beyond repair. Without shutters substantial damage can still be experienced due to window breakage and the intrusion of the hurricane winds and rain into the building. Well designed shutters can result in substantially reduced damages. There are a number of commercial shutters on the market and various handmade plywood designs. It is important for the public to be informed about which types of shutters are the most effective. Obviously, the more effective types of shutters need advanced preparations. It is difficult or impossible to obtain the materials and to construct and install the shutters after a hurricane has formed. The best shutters are those that are affordable, are easy to install and offer the greatest protection. Which of these properties is most important depends on individual circumstances. For a disabled or elderly person it may be ease of installation with either an automatic closing mechanism or accordion type shutters. For those with limited incomes plywood shutters may be the only affordable option. For most people the best compromise would be steel panels which offer good protection but are more expensive than plywood. It is worthless to use any kind of tape over the windows. This practice does nothing to prevent breakage, may result in large, more dangerous pieces of flying glass and is extremely difficult to remove after the storm. Some people are covering their windows with special impact-resistant protective film. Others are using a new type of impact-resistant storm window. Various types of commercial storm shutters can be effective, but many are untested and have been found to fail in stronger hurricanes such as Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Miami-Dade county in Florida now requires that all commercial shutters pass rigorous tests before they can be approved for sale and installation. It is recommended that commercial shutters should not be used that have not passed these tests. When property owners buy commercial storm shutters, they should ask about what testing has been done on them. Commercial shutters range from the most inexpensive (but still highly effective) metal corrugated panels type aluminum or steel (heavier but stronger) to electrically operated roll-down shutters, also effective if properly constructed. Many people cannot afford any type of commercial shutter. Most resort to using plywood attached to the structure using various types of methods. The least effective method, used by many people with minimal time to prepare, is to let the plywood overlap the window opening and attach it to the structure using concrete nails. This can cause more harm than good since in even moderately high winds, most of these poorly-attached boards can be ripped off and become dangerous flying missiles. The most publicized method is to cut the board to overlap the window opening, then use tapping screws through the wood fastened into sleeve anchors in the wall. Although better than the first method, many boards attached using this technique have failed in the more intense hurricanes. If the windows have at least a two-inch inset, there is a much more effective technique to use with plywood. Plywood shutters made with this technique performed extremely well even in the maximum winds of Hurricane Andrew when it hit SouthShurtters Are Important to Protect Your HomeBarrel bolts are recomended for fastening plywood shutters. The shutters should be within the inset of the window to be most effective.


September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 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 Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at GREAT GUANA CAY 3 COMMERCIAL WATER FRONT PROPERTIES -Beach Front Hotel/Condo +/-175 beach frontage, +/6000 sq ft private dock -Guana Harbour Marina +/310 water front, 24 slips dev opportunity -Beachfront Dev. Property in Settlement +/200 beach frontage Complete details www.guanabeachfor (828) 242-1060 Hope Town Stunning views from attractive 3 bed/2 bath cottage with100 of water front just outside the harbour. Central AC & 30+ rental weeks/year. (561) 202-8163. 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 Lubbers Quarters Waterfront property and/or beach cottage Pretty 2bed/bath cottage on 72 ft.private beach front with private dock, electricity. Vacant water front lots with private dock. Brokers protected. Please call 242 366 0347 or email: 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 APARTMENTSMarsh Harbour, Sweetings Tract, 2B / 2B plus pool table room, fully furnished, tile & carpet, wood & Hardy board exterior, sheetrock & Vjoint interior. Manicured lawn, fenced backyard. $250,000 gross. Contact Marcus @ 375-8248 or Tara @ 357-6842 Tilloo 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 305238-2459 NO BROKERS East Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-2365 Homes Property Beachfront Condos Corporate Rentalswww.abacoagent.comSandra Evans, BRI, CIPS (242) 367-2365 Bill Thorndycraft (242) 357-6638 COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS2004 IN THE SUPREME COURTFPOCLE/gen/53 BETWEEN ABACO BIG BIRD POULTRY FARM (BAHAMAS) LIMITED Plaintiff Vs, ROOSEVELT Pinder (also known as "Rudy Pinder") Defendant ORDER Before the Honourable Mr. Justice Stephen Isaacs UPON HEARING Mr. Charles W. Mackay Counsel for the Plaintiff. AND UPON READING the Affidavits of Caroljean Lowe, Kandy Pinder, Lance Pinder, Josue Altidor, Moise Toussaint and Rabin Fravil. AND UPON the said Plaintiff by their Counsel undertaking to abide by any order that the Court may make as to damages in case this Court shall hereafter be of the opinion. that the Defendant shall have sustained any by reason of this order which the Plaintiff ought to pay; IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: 1. That the Defendant whether by himself or by his servants or agents or otherwise howsoever be restrained from entering upon or remaining on any portion of tbc Plaintiff premises where its poultry and agricultural products are stored and also the business offices of the Plaintiff until after the trial of this matter or until further order. BY ORDER OF THE COURT REGISTRAR ShuttersFrom Page 16 Miami. Most people can construct this special type of plywood shutter with only reasonable effort and cost. The plywood is cut to fit inside the inset of the window and is fastened to the windowsill using barrel bolts. The design is effective for two main reasons. First, because the wood is recessed, the hurricane winds cannot get under the wood. Second, because the wood is fastened perpendicular to the force of the wind, it is far more difficult for the wind to pull the fasteners out from the structure. Note that there are other, equally effective, attachments methods for this particular technique. The main characteristics need to be that the wood fits inside the inset and that the fastening is into the inset (windowsill). Here are a few basic comments on the construction of these plywood shutters. 1. Use 5/8 or 3/4 inch exterior grade plywood and three or four-inch heavy duty barrel bolts. 2. For a small or medium size window only four barrel bolts are needed. one for each side or two each on the left and righthand sides. Large windows need additional bolts. A good rule of thumb is to use one bolt every two feet or so. 3. A good fit is important for the window to be protected. Some window frames may not be square, so be sure to carefully measure each side and corner angle and cut the plywood to fit. It is helpful to mark which side of the panel is on top and which side should face out. Write on the panel which window or door it is meant to cover. 4. Screw the barrel bolts to the panel, place the plywood up against the window and mark where each barrel bolt slides up against the wall. Once the marks have been made, remove the panel and drill the bolt holes into the window recess. Use a drill bit just large enough to accommodate the bolt. The fit should be tight enough that a gentle tap with a hammer is needed to fasten the bolt. 5. For panels covering very large areas such as sliding glass doors, you can connect additional pieces of plywood with 2x4s (or even a full-length piano hinge to make the panel easier to fold, handle and store). 6. Once your panels are done, you can waterproof them with a coat of varnish or paint. Which ever type of shutter is selected, it is important to remember that shutters are only as good as the quality of their installation. Also, no shutter can fully compensate for a poorly constructed house, an unprotected garage or large objects that can impact homes and other structures during a major hurricane. But the higher the degree of preparation, the greater the probability that damage will be minimized.Shutters Need to Be Properly InstalledFlorida Tourism FactDespite the four hurricanes that hit Florida in 2004, nearly 6 million more visitors went to Florida in 2004 than the year before. Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Jeanne and Ivan caused $19 billion in insured wind damage alone in Florida.


Page 18 The Abaconian September 1, 2005 Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs Island PharIsland Phar Island PharIsland Phar Island Phar macymacy macymacy macyPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 p.m. Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph/Fax 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. Business Service DirectoryGadites Maritime & Navigational Institution P.O.Box CB-13328 Nassau, Bahamas Tel/Fax: 242-362-4305 (home) Cell: 242-557-1617 Email:gaditesmaritime@hotmail.comInternational License Class B License Radar Observer Unlimited Bridge Resource Management COURSESCOURSES COURSESCOURSES COURSESClass A License Celestial Navigation Personal Survival Basic & Advanced Call 367-4585 or Fax 367-3091 Souvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing T-Shirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry Childrens Clothing and lots more ...Located in Simmons Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat 9 5 Phone: (242) 367-4822 Bs Sunrise Guardian Angel Security CompanySecuring Life and Property 24 Hr. Security Guards Body Guards Money Escort Mobile Patrol, etc. Servicing Abaco and the CaysP.O. Box AB 20156 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242-367-5187 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 CallAlburys Pest ControlSince 1979 Now Serving AbacoPh: 242-325-3643 Fax: 242-326-5730 Cell: 427-3651 Simon 557-2008 Billy 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 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 Kirk o the Pines For information and help please ring an Elder at 367-3643, 367-4479-367-3477 or 367-2365 (Presbyterian) Seek and Ye Shall Find Sunday Mornings at NineWelcomeSaturday Morning Childrens Club at half past tenSaturday and Sunday at Forest Heights Academy (Don MacKay Blvd. near airport round-about)Thursday Evenings at six thirtyBible Study & Discussion Group (in varius homes) New Vision Ministries(Non Demoninational)Our Mission Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids Korner 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time12:10 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Friday Youth Night (high school & up)7:30 p.m. Pastors/Leaders Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe Youth Pastor: Brooks Russell For Directions call 242-367-3324 We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and SendFor his first summer as Youth Coordinator he wanted to get the children involved in Junkanoo, arts and crafts and various sports activities to keep them occupied and interested. I want to do something different, he explained. To put his plans into action, starting in the middle of July he coordinated several activity programs in various schools throughout Abaco. Sports programs and art and crafts were organized at Treasure Cay Primary School, Mount Hope, Moores Island, Sandy Point and Central Abaco Primary where a Junkanoo work shop took place. These children later participated in the last Goombay Festival of the summer with the costumes they made, overseen by Mr. Colon Curry and Mr. Morley. All of the programs were supervised by teachers. Stretch himself helped on a regular basis with the different activities, delivering material to the various schools and supervising. Another summer project was placing several local students in government jobs through out the area for a two-week period. The employment was not only used for training by the students, but also as a credit towards a college degree. MorleyFrom Page 1New Youth Coordinator Has Many Ideas Stretch Morley Down the road Id also like to involve the children in practical skills such as boat repair or boat building. I have been in touch with possible volunteers who would be interested in participating. Id also like to have a swimming program; a lot of children do not know how to swim. Mr. Morley is not short of ideas and programs he would like to see implemented for the youth of Abaco, but it would take a lot of revenue to put these in action and sponsors might have to be found before going any further.


September 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19time supporter of Hope Town Volunteer Fire Rescue, and Mr. Eric Coman, the Assistant County Manager for Duplin County, North Carolina. The generosity of Carolinans was not just limited to their fire departments. Tim Carrere, the owner of truck outfitting company in Goldsboro, North Carolina, heard about the project and offered to pay for the transport of the donated equipment to West Palm Beach. fishing at the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. They started fishing on Monday. Jeff landed a 562.5-pound Pacific Blue Marlin on board the Pamela They tagged and released another that day taking the lead for the tournament. They kept the lead on Tuesday, went to second place on Wednesday, went to third place on Thursday and came back on Friday to win by 13 points. Twenty-four of the 25 tournament teams fishing this year caught fish. The tournament provided boats which were rotated among the contestants. Each day the contestants were out on a different boat with a different captain and crew. Team BahamasFrom Page 1 Fire TruckFrom Page 1 gan during the last week of July and ends during the second week of December. The trees are fertilized with sea weed, neem cake, jumbey and coconut bark. Persons from an organically certified company in Gainesville, Florida, come every year to test the water, the soil and the product. The Abaco neem factory has expanded its product line to nine products including soap, shampoo, natural bug repellent, face cream and hand and body lotion. The products are available on all the cays and at the Abaco Club of Winding Bay. Abaco Neem has now gone international and began exporting salve and lotion to France at the end of April. School groups and the general public are welcome to see how the products are manufactured and to visit the farm and are asked to call the office for an appointment. NeemFrom Page 12 he does not use any. You can eat the peppers straight from the field, he said. without washing them; they have not been treated. As we parted, he handed me a bag of red onions with the recommendation to saute them in olive oil and eat them just like that! FarmFrom Page 14 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 & BoatsFull 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. 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: Two truck drivers w/ 5 years experience in heavy equipment. Call 357-6888 or 367-3956 Wanted music teacher for marching band. Call 365-4120 or 365-4080 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 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 31 Fiberglass Power Boat 1988 twin 57 Merc Cruiser inboard engines, gas, excellent condition, loaded, extras. Contact Nancy 36702698 32 Island Gypsy Sportfish 175 Ford Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke, air conditioned, etc. $44,000 Call 365-4120 34 Sea Ray Sundance new Yanmar diesels and diesel gen. set. Everything new 2001-2002. Custom hard top, A/C, hot & cold running water, 10 hard bottom dinghy w/ 4.5 HP motor. Call 266-0684 or 477-5877. Greg. Must sell make offer. 34 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 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 Electric bread making machine like new. $25 Call 267-2677 P.C. includes Windows '98 w/many good programs, Canon Printer/Ans. Mach, Fax & Scanner w/add. ink cart. All in excl.working condition $300 OBO 366-2053 Propane chest freezer, Frostek 240, 8.5 cu. ft. storage, needs no electricity. $500 Call 375-8079 12 Alum Duro Boat 15 HP Mariner, both excellent condition $1000 each. 80 cc Yamaha motorbike & new helmet. $1200 Call 366-2135 14' Edgewater 140CC, 2002 35 HP Johnson, Bimini, trailer, cover, DUTY PAID. $11,800, (242) 365-8397 18 Fiberglass boat ready for crawfishing, 150 HP Evinrude outboard, GPS, VHF, stereo, compressor, Bimini top, etc. Serious inquiries only. Call (242) 359-6978 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 SALE20 Pursuit w/ 2005 135 Mercury, less than 60 hours, hydraulic steering, running lights, interior lights, horn, compass, bilge pump, self bailing, dive platform w/ SS brackets, center console, mint condition. Asking $23,000 Call 366-0536 20 Shamrock cuddy cabin 220 HP V8 inboard, f/w cooled. Harding double axle trailer. DUTY PAID Boat kept in dry storage. $12,000 Call Dale 365-4359 or Bill 365-4319 22 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 23 Hurricane, 135 Mercury, great fishing/ dive boat or water taxi, VHF. $6500 OBO Ph: 502551-5760 e-mail: 26 Monza w/ twin 225 HP Optimax, VHF, chart plotter, fish finder, depth finder, fresh water shower. Call 367-4276 Hrs. 8-5 28 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 28 Mako, 1987, 96 225 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 SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE96 Lincoln Continental 4 door, 66,000 miles, power everything, leather, V-8, clean, $10,000 OBO Ph 366-0684 or 477-5877 Greg 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 Golf Cart 2000 EZ GO 36v electric cart. 4 seater, new tires, good batteries. $3,500 3655122 LOST AND FOUNDLost antique key with sentimental meaning. If found, please phone 367-3202 days or 3673367 nights. MERCHANDISE FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICESFor all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service


Page 20 The Abaconian September 1, 2005Scotland 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 service Bahamas Largest Real Estate Data Base The largest number of luxury property listings in Abaco The most extensive geographically distributed and best trained active agent network in Abaco The most professional, best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas Agents' own vessels for convenient access to all areas. HOMES The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES SALES RENTALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS Telephone: (242) 367 5454Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamase.mail: abaco@hgchristie.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