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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 18, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2005 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction SchoolA bomb threat exercise was held at the Marsh Harbour Port on September 8. The staged event, which must be held annually, was complete with explosions, fires, nine injured persons and one fatality. A caller phoned the Porto office at 1:10 p.m. and advised of a bomb threat. The Defense Force staff immediately evacuated employees and other persons from the buildings and area. During the evacuation, an explosion occurred with an accompanying fire. About five minutes later a secondary explosion was heard, resulting in another fire. The entrance to the port was secured, stopping all traffic in or out. The area of the second explosion was littered with nine victims, five with minor injuries, four with serious injuries and one fatality. During this time various response departments were contacted including the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department which responded with two engines and Marsh Harbour Crash and Rescue which came with two vehicles. The police arrived with a trained dog for locating explosives and a forensic team to gather evidence. In view of the explosions, the fire engines and other responders were not allowed inside until the police bomb squad was satisfied that no further threat was posed. Once the area was deemed safe by the bomb squad, the fire engines entered fol-Port Exercise Tests Emergency ResponseExplosions and Simulated Injuries Add Element of Realism Please see Port Page 2 The Port in Marsh Harbour held a simulated bomb threat and explosion drill to test the response of emergency personnel. Two of the injured are shown here before the response teams arrival. Defense Force, Police Force, Port Authority personnel and volunte er services of Marsh Harbour worked together on September 8 on this yearly exercise. A phone call warning of a bomb attack followe d by two explosions created the scene. The government doctor and nurses took care of the injured outside the dock area after the Crash and Rescue crew removed them from the scene. The Marsh Harbour Fire Department put out the fire.HT Council Holds a Guana Cay Town MeetingNineteen Guana Cay residents attended a town meeting hosted by the Hope Town District Counsel to express their concerns about their community. Although two Baker’s Bay representatives made a presentation at the beginning of the meeting, the focus was on community garbage problems, the lack of postal service, lack of medical staff at their clinic, poor phone service and no fast Internet service.Buses and Ferries Take Students to SchoolFor most students on Abaco school began on September 5. Enrolments are up but some repair work is not completed, causing students to have classes in different locations or changing the hours they attend class. Ferries bring students from the cays to the mainland and buses bring students from the far ends of the island to central locations. By Portia Jonsson Rumors have been circulating all over town that people are not going to support this year’s All Abaco Regatta, but Mr. Jackson McIntosh, Chairman of the Regatta Committee, is doing all in his power not to let this happen. According to Mr. “Stretch” Morley, sponsors are coming on board andAll Abaco Regatta Set for September 22-24Guana Cay residents were given a chance to interact with their seven Council members on August 31 in a town meeting at the Guana Cay school. Please see Town Meeting Page 10 Please see Regatta Page 22


Page 2 The Abaconian September 15, 2005 UNITED ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYOffice located above B&D Marine at the traffic lightWeekly freight between W. Palm Beach, Nassau, & Marsh Harbour General Cargo, 20 & 40 ft. Containers, Drive-on Stern Ramp 20 ft. Refrigerated ContainersSpecify M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL Sailing ScheduleIn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091, Fax (242) 367-2235 or call on VHF ch. 16 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas In USA call Palm Beach Steamship Company at (561) 844-5387 Warehouse A 2nd door, 158 “B” East Port Road, Riviera Beach, Fl 33404 Sunday • Depart Marsh Harbour Monday • Arrive Port of Palm Beach Monday • Depart Port of Palm Beach Tuesday • Arrive Marsh Harbour Wednesday • Depart Marsh Harbour Thursday • Arrive Arawak Cay, Nassau Thursday • Depart Arawak Cay, Nassau Friday • Arrive Marsh Harbour 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 is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has opened it’s new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-3673450 Fax.# 242-3673451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee Aviationlowed by the crash and rescue team. While the fires were being extinguished, the injured persons were being assessed of their injuries and tagged with either a red or green marker. Those with serious injuries were given a red tag, stabilized and removed first. The less severely injured got a green tag and had to wait their turn. The dead man got a green tag as immediate medical attention was not needed. Meanwhile, the police had barricaded the road in front of the port area to all traffic except emergency vehicles. The road outside the gate became a triage area where the government doctor assembled his team when responding to the first call indicating mass injuries. The injured were brought out and professionally assessed by the doctor. He and several nurses gave limited treatment there. Some of the seriously injured with a red tag were subsequently given a yellow tag, indicating injuries less severe than those with a red tag who needed immediate attention. The fatality was examined by the doctor and given a black tag. Although death may be obvious, only a doctor can pronounce a person dead. The police forensic team examined the body and searched for evidence relative to the event. The ambulance stationed at the Govern-Volunteers Remove 9 Simulated Injuries, One Death PortFrom Page 1 ment Clinic transported the injured to the clinic for further treatment and possible air Please see Port Page 5 Royal Bahamas Police responded to the simulated bomb threat exercise at the Port in Marsh Harbour. Exercises such as this are carried out yearly to keep all response teams ready for any real disaster. The victims of the staged emergency at the Port in Marsh Harbour were treated outside the Port area by staff from the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic. Lighthouse MarinaHope TownLighthouse Rentalsand Property SalesDeep Water Dockage • Gas Diesel Ice Bait Dry StorageNew 10 ton marine forklift Full service marina • Fiberglass repair Bottom painting Bright work Waxing Gift shop Largest selection of fishing tackle T-shirts Souvenirs Marine suppliesYamaha Sales and Service Factory Trained Mechanics Cottage Rentals Property SalesPh 242-366-0154 Fax 366-0171 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.comFreeport Skiffs13’ 15’ 17’ Now AvailableCall for information


September 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. NEW EXCLUSIVE Oceanview 105 ft. x 105 ft. lot in White Sound area of Elbow Cay. Asking price $175,000. #2648 Call Jane Patterson 242-366-0035LUBBERS QUARTERS JACK’S JUNGLE High elevation, waterfront and interior lots with lush native foliage. Private dock slip. From $80,000. Call Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143. LUBBERS QUARTERS Waterfront lots starting at $140,000. LUBBERS QUARTERS Interior lots starting from $52,500. NEW LISTING AOC Great building sites, one lot off the Sea of Abaco with access to public beach 300 feet away. These won’t last! Lot 82 AOC $118,000 Lot 83 AOC $106,000GUANA CAY BUILD YOUR VACATION HOME! 135’ x 165’ lot $145,000. Ref. #2499TILLOO 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. #1884GREEN TURTLE CAY NEAR THE BEACH Excellent 312’ x 209’ corner lot 100 feet from the beautiful Coco Bay Beach overlooking a peaceful harbour. Telephone and electrical utilities are easily accessible in this quiet residential neighbourhood. Perfect building site for a vacation home! Asking $350,000. Internet Ref. #2580 Call Stan Sawyer: 242-4775821MARSH HARBOUR TWO LOTS Located in quiet neighbourhood, 100’ x 200’ lots each $55,000 or both lots for $100,000. #2623 Call Stan Sawyer: 242-477-5821 COMMERCIAL Located in town near the Government Dock, this 6,525 sq. ft. lot has great investment potential. $75,000. Internet Ref. #2513 PELICAN SHORES Waterfront lot, 8,000 sq. ft., beautiful sea views. $581,000. #2719OLE KERR ACREAGE BEACHFRONT ACREAGE Beautiful 9.210 acre parcel, near the beach and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Offered for sale at $180,000 Internet Ref. #2694BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $47,000. TREASURE CAY Stan Sawyer Tel: 242-365-8198 Cell: 242-477-5821 LUBBERS QUARTERS “FLIP FLOPS” Private beach bungalow on lush tropical 1.19 acres. One bedroom one bath; will sleep 4. Airconditioned with many new upgrades. Beautiful sunset view. This one won’t last! $425,000. Internet Ref. #1851 Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “GAZEBO VILLAS”Internet 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 “RUDY’S PLACE RESTAURANT”Internet Ref. #2681Well established, fully licensed restaurant and barManager’s 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. 15, 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 COTTAGE”Internet 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 HAVEN”Internet 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 PLUME”Internet 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 OLAS”Internet 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 “SWEETING’S LANDING”Internet 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 LOFT”Internet 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 TOP”Internet 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 HAI”Internet Ref. #1640Dorros Cove SubdivisionNewly renovated 4b/2bCentral A/CWrap around porchSea to sea viewsSeparate gardener’s 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


Page 4 The Abaconian September 15, 2005 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: info@oceanfrontier.comSandy PointSpanish Club Hosts Backto-School PicnicBy Shawn Roberts On August 30 the Buenos Amigos Spanish Club enjoyed a back-to-school picnic. Everyone enjoyed a delicious plate of pollo frito, macarrones y queso, bocaditlos de atur, patatas fritas, pasteleles and thrist quenching jugo de fruta All enjoyed the calm seas and were able to relax by the shores and take a dip time after time. Now that the new academic school year has begun, we are looking forward to interacting with some of the schools on the island and perhaps having a guest Spanish teacher at our fiesta this month. With the majority of the members of the club now having Spanish at the J.A. Pinder School and those beginning the high schools throughout Marsh Harbour being a member of this club will only be an asset to them. All of our backto-school students in the club are encouraged to estudian todas los dias!Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderNew Part Arrives for Fire TruckThankfully, we have not had the occasion to make use of our new fire truck since its arrival last year because it needed some minor repairs. The part was ordered and has now arrived and will be installed. Next, a sufficient water supply is needed. We are told that the town cistern on the school grounds can be hooked up to receive rainwater from the church roof, as it did in the past, as well as from the school. And, last but not least, we will need volunteers to be available for help in an emergency.Post Office and Library Roof Is CompletedIt has been a whole year since the hurricanes hit us last year and a temporary covering was put over the roof of the post office and library. It was not meant to be any real protection from the elements and just recently whenever it rained, water leaked in and damaged some of the books. Although it is a small library, it is well stocked and is appreciated and used by a small portion of our population who are the real bookworms. We have been blessed with many friends of Cherokee who have always kept our library supplied with the latest best sellers and various periodicals. And even though the school children have a library of their own within the school, thanks to our principal, Ms. Lowe, who is an avid reader herself and always encourages her students to read, too, there is a section of reading materials for the young people. We are happy to report that the finishing shingling has now been completed and our books are once again safe from any further leaks.Public Toilets Ready For UseAt long last our community has public toilets for tourist and visitors who come to Cherokee. Many other settlements have had these facilities, but we were always obliged to make use of the schoolhouse washrooms whenever we had a public function. These were often inadequate for a crowd and put an unfair strain on their working ability. This will also accommodate our new community center which was formerly an old school and is only a hall with neither kitchen nor washroom facilities. This new building is just west of the Batelco station close to the road, once known as LoverÂ’s Lane, behind the old abandoned wireless shack. It will be identified with a sign, just in case anyone should ask where it is.RecoveringClarey Lowe has just returned from Nassau where he underwent major surgery and is now back home and on the way to recovery. Hopefully the surgery has taken care of his pain and suffering and he will get well soon.CondolencesOur deepest sympathies to the family of Donald William Malone, 64, who suffered a massive heart attack at his home in Nassau this past week. A long time visitor of Cherokee with Abaco roots he was the son of William Malone and Rena Sawyer Malone. His mother passed away in June of this year and his only son predeceased him in 1993. He is survived by his daughter Madonna Glatz residing in Florida as well as two grandchildren and many other family and friends. South Abaco News Fine Dining Fine Dining Fine Dining Fine Dining Fine Dining Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed AtmosphereFor Reservations Call: (242) 367-2158 EVERY SUNDAY from 10:30am to 2:30pm $30.00 per person, Children under 12, 1/2 Price INCLUDES: All you can eat buffet, FREE Mimosa, FREE soft drinks, FREE ParkingSUNDAY BRUNCH


September 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 5 Shutter Materials Camp StovesTarpaulins Spray FoamGeneratorsGas & DieselFlashlights Batteries Lamps & OilPropane LampsFasteners & HardwareSelected Items ON SALE!!Don’t forget HUNTING SEASONBegins this monthCheck out our full line of Hunting and Fishing Supplies!! Tel: 367-2170 Fax: 367-2928 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 Maintained35% off all rentals through February 11 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 evacuation to a hospital in Nassau. The nine injured persons were all taken to the clinic where they received additional treatment and evaluation. PortFrom Page 2 The volunteer crew of Marsh Harbour Crash and Rescue were the first to assess the severity of the victims’ injuries. That crew then removed them outside the Port area where the government staff followed up in treatment. This victim, suffering from smoke inhalation, was able to walk around. Later he was found unconscious and in need of oxygen. Volunteer Groups Worked with Govt. Agencies at Port Prior to the staged exercise, a team of evaluators were put in place to assess the responders. They were given prepared score sheets to uniformly assess the operation. They followed up with a visit to the clinic to judge the operation there. A local doctor was one of these evaluators. To add to the realism during the initial stages, a station wagon believed to belong to the person causing the explosions escaped, driving past the guards without stopping. They were able to get a description of the vehicle and its license number which were given to the police for their follow-up. Cell phones were not intended to be a significant part of the exercise, but they were used as communication problems arose. They cannot be relied on normally as a fault within the Batclco system would render all the cell phones useless. A patrol boat was stationed off the dock in the harbour after the distress call came. This boat diverted all marine traffic headed to the port including any small boats wanting to get a better view. This boat could also render waterfront assistance if called upon. An exercise like this is required each year by the international organization which sets shipping rules and governs standardized port security protocols. A similar exercise was held recently at the port in Nassau. Central Abaco is unique in having several groups of volunteers focused on responding to fires and other situations of this nature. In Nassau, for instance, all of the responding units would have been government organizations and employees. This staged event was an opportunity to see how well the volunteer groups meshed with the government’s response to the situation. Communications was one challenge with various groups using different radios unique to their organization. Additional volunteer organizations in the area with fire engines able to assist Marsh Harbour include the volunteers in Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores. Had circumstances required, volunteers in the Man-O-War and Hope Town fire departments would quickly respond by boat with mobile fire pumps.


Page 6 The Abaconian September 15, 2005White Sound, Elbow Cay FULL SERVICE MARINA• 50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Fresh Water Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS One, two & three bedroom units On the ocean & harbour Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : • www.seasprayresort.comBoat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House R R R R R es es es es es t t t t t aur aur aur aur aur ant ant ant ant antCome for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Stew Fish Chicken Souse Cornbeef & Grits Steam Sausage & Grits Remember Hope Town Marsh Harbour ferry service on Friday and Saturday nights Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsVisitors to our P P P P P ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery are always welcomeVisit Abaco’s largest and most diverse art gallery Chat with the sculptors and artist craftsmen Open Every Day18 miles South of Marsh Harbour, by road or boatWebsite: • e-mail: P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco • Tel: (242) 366-3503On the beach in downtown Little HarbourHappy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour F F F F F riday riday riday riday riday 5pm Until 5pm Until 5pm Until 5pm Until 5pm UntilSee a different part of Abaco and have lunch at our beach front pub News of the CaysHope TownResidents Meet New CouncillorsBy Matthew McCoy Hope Town met their new District Councillors in a town meeting held on August 30th. Held in the Methodist Church the meeting was fairly well attended although the pews were not full. The Chief Councillor, Wayne Hall, started the meeting promptly with a prayer and then introduced the new council to the town. Representing Hope Town are Mr. Hall, Roy Cash and Robert Malone. Also present were Jeremy Sweeting (the Deputy Councillor), Joel Albury and Chris Albury from Man-O-War and Glenn Laing, the only second-term councillor, from Guana Cay. Mr. Hall led the meeting in his capacity as Chief Councillor. He began with some opening remarks about the council. “We are committed to providing service…and upholding the values of our communities. We are committed to upholding the integrity of this council.” He stated that in no way would they allow any personal prejudice to cloud their decision making. He gave their “total commitment” to the job. First up was the fiscal budget which is allocated by central government. This year’s budget is $329,000, and although it is $4,500 higher than the year before, it is not high enough to achieve all of this year’s goals. As a result, Mr. Hall explained that the council must be prudent and fair with how the money is used. One of the biggest concerns is that there is not enough money to cover the expenses of trash collection. The Elbow Cay Management Board has been providing additional money to get the job done, but central government has not been forthcoming with any additional help. Mr. Hall encouraged residents to be proactive and write to the Abaco MP’s and to the Minister of Local Government, the Hon. V. Alfred Grey. He suggested that if any MP’s are visiting, people should use that opportunity to voice their concerns. There are several projects for Hope Town that are under consideration. Mr. Hall said that the council was open to all public opinions and no decisions will be made until the first council meeting. These projects are: Changing the location of the freight dock (see story). Fixing the town street lights. Although they would like to install more lights, BEC has only committed to fixing what is already there. Installing gazebos and resting areas on the end of the upper and lower docks for people waiting for the ferry. The new development at Hope Town Marina was brought up. Rudy Malone was there to answer questions and explained that contrary to rumors, there will be no dredging of the harbour to accommodate mega yachts nor will there be any oversized condominiums built. There will only be 40 slips, and the mangroves will be left intact. Mr. Malone said that the developers will be scheduling a meeting with the town in CaysFrom Page 7 At this time freight for Hope Town is off loaded on the upper public dock. This creates a lot of confusion and the traffic flow is often obstructed. The ferry boats use this dock and their passengers often have problems accessing the boats. It is also the dock used by locals and tourists as it is the only public dock in that area of town. The area in front of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge was created originally by spoil from dredging Nigh Creek back in the 1960’s. Now half of it is used by the Lodge for their patrons. The other half is a public parking area. The Hope Town District Council is proposing turning this parking area into a freight depot and moving the parking area elsewhere. The bulkhead will have to be repaired before the area can be used for freight.


September 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 “Barefoot Elegance”22 Romantic Tropical Rooms nestled upon the sand dunes.ABACO INN ABACO INN ABACO INN ABACO INN ABACO INN2 miles south of Hope Town, Elbow CaySushi SpecialCall for twice monthly dates Keep an eye out for spe cial 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 www.abacoinn.netOctober to present their plans. Throughout the meeting Mr. Hall continually emphasized that this council is going to have an “open door policy.” No decisions will be made if they are contrary to the will of the district. To that end, he encouraged residents to come forward with any concerns that they have. All applications under consideration by the council will be posted on the town board in front of the post office; anybody with any concerns about an application should approach any of the councilors. A new website,, has been established and will be continually updated with the council’s actions. The website has a discussion board and a way to directly contact the council via email.Proposal for New Freight DockBy Matthew McCoy At the recent Town Meeting, the District Council announced its intention to change the location of the freight dock. Currently freight is dropped at the upper public dock. Because it is difficult for even small vehicles to turn around in front of the post office, several large freight-bearing trucks can be a problem. Plus the dock is used as the main ferry dock and private boats and cars dock/park there to visit town. Moving it will mean tourists will not be overly exposed to the industrial side of Hope Town. The new location would be Sunshine Park in front of Hope Town Harbour Lodge. This would move the traffic safely away from downtown and provide an entrance and exit lane to facilitate a smooth flow of trucks. The first step is to repair the bulkhead, the vertical partition at the sea wall. It broke some time ago and has not yet been fixed due to lack of funding from central government. Although currently there is still not enough money in the new fiscal budget, the Ministry of Works is supposed to send an engineer to assess the situation and determine if additional funding is needed. Abacays, the primary shipper with a fleet of freight barges, has said that there may need to be some minor dredging at the bulkhead but it would not be a problem for them to deliver freight at Sunshine Park. Tito Baldwin was concerned that the new location might affect the atmosphere for the tourists at the Lodge. But Ray Katay from the Lodge said that he did not believe it would and that they were in support of the new location. Candace Key said that it would not adversely affect the mearby Hope Town School because the kids who walk home could be instructed to take the high road. She suggested that there be a turn about in front of the school so that parents picking up their children could head out of town without crossing the freight line. The council said they would investigate this possibility. Currently Sunshine Park is being used as a parking lot. Those cars would need to be moved when the project is accomplished. The District Council will not make any decision until a later council meeting. Anyone who has any concerns should get in touch with the council. There is a discussion board, as well as their email contact, available at the internet site Turtle CayBy Annabelle CrossSummer ActivitiesAfter a busy summer it is now quiet on Green Turtle Cay. The hotels, guest houses, restaurants and other businesses make use of this time to do any repairs or renovations. July was a month of celebration on GTC. Hundreds of visitors from the United States celebrated their independence on the weekend of July 2 4 at the annual Regatta Time In Abaco events. The Bahamas celebrated its 32nd anniversary of Independence on July 10th. A community celebration was held on July 8th at Quincentennial Park. During this celebration the newly elected District Council members were sworn in. Mr. Christopher Farrington is the Chief Councillor. Gregory Curry is the Deputy Chief Councillor with Floyd Johnson, Roswell Sawyer and Lonnie Lowe making up the five member council.Families Welcome New MembersFour families are celebrating the arrival of babies. Christopher and Tracy Russell welcomed Grace Elizabeth on August 4th, Eddie and Samantha Bodie welcomed Savannah Samantha on August 6th, Nehemiah and Julie Smith welcomed 11-month-old Reagan Gabriel into their home and Ted and Allie Curry welcomed a fourth son, Ta’shaun. Our community said goodbye to our local Custom’s Officer, Kirk Thompson, at the end of July. Mr. Thompson has been with us for the past five years and is well liked in our community. A community party was held at the custom’s residence to say goodbye to Mr. Thompson. Mrs. Bridget Russell is now the local officer in charge More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 6 Please see Cays Page 19


Page 8 The Abaconian September 15, 2005 Dave RalphThe Editor Says . Lessons from Hurricane KatrinaLetters to the EditorThe 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: Portia Jonsson, Mirella Santillo, Contributors: Annabelle Cross, Mathew McCoy, Lee Pinder, Shawn Roberts Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abaco’s most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates(U.S. address) 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moore’s Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $40.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface We Must Preserve Our LandsDear Sir, Please allow me space in your expanding newspaper to express my concern on a few important issues we native Bahamians need to be aware of and perhaps do something about. Namely the sale and/or grant, habitation and development of our native land and islands. The indiscriminate sale or granting of large parcels of land to developers, especially non-Bahamian owned and operated companies, for the development and advancement of mainly their own personal gain, and in most cases without any concern for the environment or native people. Let’s take, for example, the dredging of the cruise ship channel off the north western tip of Guana some 16 years ago just before the development of Treasure Island. That channel was probably close to a mile long and approximately 35 feet deep in order to allow the big red Disney boat to come in and moor inside by Baker’s Bay. My questions are (1) who allowed this, the government and the people and (2) what has been the outcome? My observations were that the only positive side to it was that it hired a handful of people for five years, then went belly up. On the negative side of it due to the spoil of the dredging We have all been shocked and horrified at the suffering and misery we have seen on our television sets during the past two weeks caused by Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast of the United States. How such a tragedy could happen in the States seems unbelievable. We are sure that it brought back vivid memories of the storms that we experienced in recent years. Our hearts go out to all the families who are homeless, without jobs, separated from family members and who have lost loved ones in the disaster. We just hope that with time the displaced residents will find a better life in new communities or will be able to go back to their home towns and find better opportunities to improve their lives. We were disturbed at the severe damage the high winds and storm surge caused in Mississippi where the eye of the hurricane passed. It was similar to the complete destruction of Homestead, Florida, when Andrew passed through in 1992 but on a much larger scale. When Hurricane Katrina reached land, it was a Category 4 storm with winds about 140-150 miles per hour. The storm surge was estimated to be 25 to 30 feet high. The combination of wind and high water from the storm surge was devastating to the entire area. The damage to buildings was disastrous with 90 percent of the buildings in some communities either completely destroyed or extensively damaged. Although we had damage from Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne last year, we have not had the devastating damage of Katrina. The storms last year were Category 2 and Floyd was perhaps a low Category 3 storm with winds of perhaps 115 miles per hour. A storm of Katrina’s strength would have left Abaco with massive destruction. However, we are in a vulnerable area, and we need to realize that preparation is key to coming through any storm with the least possible damage. Florida building code officials are now considering strengthening their building code which is presently the strongest in the United States for wind and rain. Because Florida juts south into the Atlantic from North America, it is often considered as the most likely U.S. site to get the full brunt of hurricanes which are a tropical phenomena. As was recently shown by Katrina, any of the southern coastal states are liable to be hit by these storms. It is sobering to see that stately mansions along the Mississippi coast which stood for a hundred or more years are now reduced to kindling, mile after mile being totally bare of buildings with only slab foundations remaining. It has been noted by the television news people that newer structures did fare better as they were built to a higher standard that then older homes. As the cameras moved inland away from the waterfront, buildings begin to appear. Katrina also demonstrated that all coastal exposures, from Texas through Florida and up into the Carolinas should require construction to a code similar to the South Florida Code. This leaves one to wonder how those buildings would have fared had they been built to the South Florida or the Bahamas Building Code, which are similar. Virtually all of the developed areas of The Bahamas are on the coastal zone and our construction should adhere to the building code or even to a higher standards if possible. Technically, the coastal zone in The Bahamas is 1500 feet from the shoreline. Most Family Island settlements would fall within this definition. The destruction from wind was severe on Abaco after Floyd’s 110 115 mile per hour wind wept the island. The 100 105 mile per hour winds from Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne did not cause as much structural damage. These winds were slightly lower than Floyd, It is possible that the lessened damage may be due to the fact that Floyd took out the weaker buildings and those that remained were stronger and better able to survive the next two storms. Building codes are minimum standards and nothing prevents a builder or homeowner from using more hurricane clips, stronger bolts, more steel or sturdier hardware than called for in the code. A house is the largest investment most people will make in their lifetime. Building to a higher standard in our storm-prone area makes good sense, both from a safety standpoint and economically. Spending more money on a larger and more comprehensive insurance policy is not particularly comforting when you are in your home being battered by hurricane winds and rising water. Government must ensure that our building inspectors are properly trained to see that construction follows the code. It is imperative that there are enough inspectors to keep up with all of Abaco’s construction. It is a proven fact that proper construction has a better chance of storm survival. Another observation which saves lives is to evacuate low coastal areas and seek shelter on higher ground. The geography of The Bahamas does not allow the luxury of moving 100 miles inland away from the coast. But the storm surge can be avoided by moving onto high ground. Most settlements on Abaco have nearby areas of higher ground. Hurricane Jeanne brought a storm surge into Marsh Harbour that by most standards was rather mild. The water in the business district of Marsh Harbour was between two and three feet deep. Old timers here reminisce about the storm of 1928 which brought a ten-foot surge in Marsh Harbour, drowning many persons and enough water to float entire wooden houses hundreds of feet away. Jeanne brought five feet of water in 2004 into the low-lying Mud settlement, and we were fortunate that no lives were lost. Storm shutters are a requirement of the 2003 revised building code and must be included on all buildings constructed since that code became effective. Very few builders or contractors are including shutters on their buildings. Neither are plans being submitted for building permits including shutters. It is doubtful that our building inspectors are looking for shutters on new construction. Abaco recently had an engineer in the Ministry of Works who checked plans for structural integrity before a permit was issued, but we no longer have that safeguard. Without engineering oversight, it is imperative that Town Planning Board members as well as contractors and builders are trained or aware of storm resistant construction methods. For example, hurricane clips are a required item at many phases of construction. The mere presence of a clip is not helpful if it is not installed correctly. We have seen many examples where the clips are in place but not offering the protection they were designed for, That would be similar to discovering that your spare tire is flat or you have not renewed your home insurance policy. Hurricanes are a natural occurrence of nature, and we cannot change that pattern. We can ensure that structural damage and loss of life is minimized. Government’s role is to put safeguards in place and see that they are adhered to. being deposited randomly, much of the fishing ground was destroyed. Last but not least, the reef started going down rapidly, probably due to the change in the natural tidal flow. I know for I am a local dive operator and captain who has been here for 27 years, so I see the reef on the north tip of Guana at least once a week because it is more protected for diving most of the time. Now, this brings me to the subject of land development, grants, squatting and abuse of the environment. Let no one reading this ever forget what I am saying, WE ARE LOSING OUR LAND EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY. Developers are taking our land and turning it into what they want. On top of that they are getting by and hiring who they want. There is a company in North Abaco who has at least 10 non-Bahamians, namely Mexicans and Americans, on a construction site and will be here for at least two years. This is legitimate and is perhaps just a small example of some form of corruption, for these larger companies wheel and deal with the Big Boys and pull some strings, so to speak. This particular company is so busy making a ton a money developing new buildings that they have decided to abandon an already established hotel until they are finished not just one Please see Letters Page 17 Yeah, with all these poisons & chemicals from the car mortuary on the Spring city road leaching into the well field across the street you drink water, you drinkin ‘poison. From now on I only drinking beer No Problem! We just make it against the law for the bad water to cross the road Another highway junkyard ?


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The event will begin at 10 a.m. from Abaco Beach Resort and will conclude at White Sound on Elbow Cay. Big orange buoys will mark the open sea course to be followed by supporters of the Hope Town Community pool. This is the second time the Abaco Swim Club has invited swimmers to swim Abaco Sound between the main island of Abaco Elbow Cay, one stroke at a time. The swimmers will be monitored by Hope Town Fire and Rescue, the Hope Town Sailing Club and other volunteers until all swimmers reach their destination. When the swimmers finish, the fun begins as the swimmers, spectators and volunteers return for the award ceremony. The Abaco Tourist Office has been instrumental in helping the Hope Town Swim Club get much needed media attention for the event as well as offer organizational skills and general sponsorship of the event. This is one of a number of fall events coordinated by the Abaco Tourist office to encourage a healthy fall season. The Abaco Tourist Office has advertised to over 1000 swim clubs in the US and will circulate the information throughout the Bahamas to ensure that the event is a success. Even nonswimmers will enjoy this fun-filled day and play an important role by sponsoring the racers. The Tourist Office expects this event to become part of the annual calendar of activities promoted to increase travel to Abaco during the fall. Whether freestyle or breaststroke the course is said to be challenging. The is the major fund raising event for the Abaco Swim Club which finally has its own pool. “This marathon takes us back to the Abaco Swim Club’s roots,” explains Carrie Cash, head coach and chairman of the fund raiser. “For the first 15 years of coaching the Abaco Swim Club, my swimmers trained and competed in the open sea. Only when we qualified for Nassau and Freeport events did the young people get in fresh calm water with dive platforms. We want to remember where we began in the Sea of Abaco.” Coach Cash may be on the right “stroke” as the first marathon raised some $20,000 for the Hope Town Community Pool and brought a lot of attention to the cause. The event attracted Bahamian National Champion swimmer and Olympic competitor, Jeremy Knowles. This year over 100 entries are anticipated. “We had a four-person relay team and our second swimmer was just preparing to jump in when they announced the winner, Jeremy, was already on shore enjoying the after swim festivities,” recalled Linda Knowles, Abaco Swim Club’s assistant coach. “It was fun for everyone. We had moms and dads as well as kids and everyone was proud they finished. We did a lot of cheering for the first marathon.” The main monies were raised by a series of sponsors that each swimmer or relay team signed up prior to the race. The Swim Club also offered several competitive trophies in a variety of categories: 12 and up as well as 40 and up. Other categories included the fastest overall male swimmer, fastest overall female swimmer, and relay teams. The Hope Town Community Pool has several endowments including a monthly maintenance fund, but there are still many needs the Abaco Swim Club would like to fulfill. These include time clocks, a reverse osmosis water-maker, pool cover and bleachers. The pool represents the only organized swimming team sport available to the youth of Abaco. Through this pool the children will be able to compete nationally, internationally and each year the Bahamas see Abaco representation even up to the Olympics status. The Abaco Swim Club started with a few ropes pulled taut to a floating dock in White Sound near Abaco Inn. The Club has come a long way, now with its own training pool. They will offer exercise classes for members, competitive swim meets, interschool meets and recreational activities. The Hope Town Community Pool is located on the north end of Hope Town in Taylor Memorial Park. The entire park is devoted to Abaco children. “The pool has been a labor of love for the whole community of Abaco,” sighs Coach Cash. “The lives of the local children will change because of this pool.”Swimmers Will Compete in Open Sea Race 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 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the library. 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. Please call 357-6511 for additional information.


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September 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 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 BAHAMAS HOT MIXCivil Engineering Contractor Providing Abaco & surrounding cays with the following services for over 10 years:Site clearance Earthworks Water & Sewerage installation Road paving Car park & drive ways Airfields Asphalt related products Materials testingLar Lar Lar Lar Lar g g g g g e Flee e Flee e Flee e Flee e Flee t of Hea t of Hea t of Hea t of Hea t of Hea vy Eq vy Eq vy Eq vy Eq vy Eq uipment uipment uipment uipment uipment a a a a a v v v v v ailable f ailable f ailable f ailable f ailable f or r or r or r or r or r ent ent ent ent ent : : : : :D8 DozerExcavator TrucksLoaders Low BoyRollers Tractor Heads GradersTrenchers Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: (242) 367-3956 367-3957 Fax: (242) 367-3959 BAHAMAS HOT MIX For FREE estimates contact Harlin Johnson Albury’s 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 • Guana Cay administrative building and clinic $34,174 • Upkeep of public grounds public verges and school grounds in Hope Town and ManO-War $42,000 The balance is for minor grants, upkeep and contingencies not specifically mentioned. $3,926 It was brought out that the funding for the three towns is very tight. Man-O-War and Hope Town have both formed town management committees to work with local government and expand the necessary services. Local government Councils and Town Committees are forbidden to impose taxes, Town MeetingsFrom Page 10 Man-O-War residents met with their new Council on August 29. Their concerns are similar to other towns throughout Abaco: there is not enough funding for garbage collection and transportation for disposal. Their garbage is barged to the Marsh Harbour dump.Funding for Garbage Disposal Is Inadequateraise money or have bank accounts and must function with the budget allocated by Nassau. However, an independent committee was suggested as that would be able to raise money through donations or holding fund raising events. Mr. Hall suggested that Guana Cay follow the Man-O-War and Hope Town example for the betterment of their town and form an independent Town Management Committee to work in conjunction with Council. All tenders received for garbage collection and management are larger than last year but the funding by central government remains the same. All three towns are growing and producing more garbage but the funding has not been increased. This is a specific area where a town management committee can assist. Councils are required to provide residential garbage collection. However, they are beginning to consider rental houses as commercial businesses and outside the Please see Town Meetings Page 14 realm of residential. To alleviate collection problems in Man-O-War and Hope Town, the management committee has assessed a voluntary fee on each short term rental property and used this revenue to provide uniform trash removal. Several suggestions were given to the Council members. One was the need for a public boat ramp as there is nowhere on the island to launch or haul a boat. Several asked that the refurbishment of the clinic be completed, then staffed. A universal complaint was the complete lack of postal service to the settlement although there is a government building designated as a Post Office. It was generally conceded that full time postal service is not required. One of the provisions in The Local Government Act states that Council may “(g)


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Town MeetingsFrom Page 11 B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdT T T T T el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 7 7 7 7 7 .2 .2 .2 .2 .2 798 F 798 F 798 F 798 F 798 F ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 7 7 7 7 7 .5098 .5098 .5098 .5098 .5098 . .cause to be delivered, to any place within the town area (other than a post office), postal packets transmitted over land or sea, . .” It was not clear to Mr. Hall how this provision applied but he promised to see how postal service could be reinstated to Guana Cay. Public toilets were another request since Guana is attracting a large number of day visitors. Residents complained of no cable television, no Internet service and marginal phone service. Ms. Dianne Williams, the new school teacher, asked if the Council could fix the school air conditioner and the water pump. This will be looked into. Eleven residents were still there when the two-hour meeting concluded.Man-O-War Residents Meet New CouncilEighteen residents responded to the invitation to meet with the new Hope Town Council on August 29 in the Man-O-War school. Council members were introduced by Chief Councillor Wayne Hall, who then gave the budget figures for the District. [See page 10 for these amounts] Mr. Hall asked residents to partner with Council through the Man-O-War management committee to augment the services provided by Local Government. Trash collection, management of the staging areas and subsequent removal to the dump in Marsh Harbour continues to be a major item for Local Government for the offshore cays. Man-O-War residents echoed this concern. The Department of Environmental Health dictated several years ago that burning garbage was no longer allowed. However, ManO-War and Hope Town have discovered that even with improved trash handling and removal, minimal burning is still required. The burned material is predominately yard trash which is less objectionable when burned in favorable wind conditions. It was estimated that household trash may only constitute 15 percent of the total amount to be contended with. The balance consists of commercial trash from restaurants and businesses, construction debris from contractors, yard and grounds trash along with an occasional major appliance, golf cart or other vehicles. Although residential garbage must be collected and removed by Local Government, businesses and contractors must make their own arrangements. This often presents problems in small communities as the same contractor may handle residential and commercial trash. Suggestions included requiring contractors to have a commercial trash bin at their job sites along with temporary toilet facilities for workmen. However, it was noted that most of the island’s roadways would not accommodate these containers. Trash taken to the island staging area by business owners and contractors is mixed with the residential trash. It all goes together on the barge to Marsh Harbour where it is trucked to the dump. Garbage management is a continuing problem and different solutions are being tried. Mr. Walter Sweeting, previous Chief Councillor, stated that the Council was not allowed to make rules. He felt it was diffiThe Great Guana Cay clinic building needs repairs before it can be opened. The residents would like the Hope Town District Council to work toward repairing the clinic and then having it staffed on a regular schedule.Towns on the Cays Have Common Problems cult to resolve problems when rules cannot be imposed. Rental properties are being considered commercial and owners are being asked to contribute money for garbage management through a town management committee. This has been reasonably well accepted in Hope Town which asks for a $10 per month donation from rental properties to the management committee. Man-O-War has a similar system to augment funding for garbage management. Man-O-War had an $18,000 chipper which reduced the volume of yard trash. It was ruined by salt water from last year’s storms. Those involved with trash management are hoping to replace it. If replaced, it was suggested that it be operated on a designated day with town volunteers assisting. The chips were sold and used within the town for weed control along roadways. Revenue from the mulch sold assisted with expenses but it did not make a profit. The main benefit was the reduction in trash bulk. An inquiry on who maintains the harbour Please see Town Meetings Page 16


September 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 15 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: Regardless 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) 423-1774E-mail: • CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIPDaily Service Marsh Harbour Melbourne Treasure Cay Orlando Intl. Daytona Beach JacksonvilleSeptember 29 will mark another historic milestone for the growing Abaco business community, as it is set to participate in the Abaco Business Outlook 2005 at Abaco Beach Resort. Themed Managing the Challenges of Growth the presenters at the 2nd Annual Abaco Business Outlook will look critically at the island’s growing population, business and entrepreneurial opportunities and present ways to best manage the island’s overall growth. Delegates will hear from a dynamic line-up of speakers on economic and business sectors including finance, tourism, fisheries, agriculture and education. A major foreign investor and developer on the island will also make a presentation. The Abaco Business Outlook Conference, launched in 2003, is the initiative of The Counsellors Ltd, and for the second time in three years, the marketing agency will work closely with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce. Abaconians in particular are anticipating the event since the conference scheduled for 2004 was cancelled due to the impacts of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Interested persons can register online at; by calling Eileen Fielder at The Counsellors Ltd. or emailing her at, or by calling the Abaco Chamber of Commerce at 242-367–0217. By Portia Jonsson The effect of Hurricane Katrina to the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama in the United States on August 29th was extremely severe, resulting in one of the most deadly natural disasters in United States history. The aftermath continues to have implications for a large segment of the population as well as for the economy and politics of the entire United States. Because of this, Price Right and its employees have set a goal to raise $10,000 to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. When you shop at Price Right from now through September 30th, you can convert your Preferred Perks Points into money which will be donated to this tragedy. For every point on your Preferred Perks card, a penny can be donated to this disaster. At Price Right theemployees remember the many times that our neighbors in the United States have come to our aid. Now that they see the crisis unfolding on television, they feel the need in their hearts to help in some small way. They are asking all of their customers to participate in this event by using their Preferred Perks card while shopping and then donate their points to this worthy cause. It is hoped that our community will lend a helping hand and support this venture in an effort to assist the many victims of Hurricane Katrina.Price Right Will Help Victims of Hurricane KatrinaAbaco Business Outlook Will Look at Economy Advertise inThe Abaconian P.O.BoxAB22275 Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501 E-mail: Craig@bahamabeachclub.comBroker Participation Invitedwww.BahamaBeachClub.comFor more information, see your Real Estate Professional or contact: Toll Free 800-284-0382 "Best Beach in the Caribbean"Caribbean Travel &Life Magazine Visit Our On-Site Models Today! Phase1-4 SOLDOUT NowSellingonTreasureCay!BahamaBeachClubPhase5 3&4Bedroom/3BathLuxuryBeachfrontCondominiums €Private Gated Community€Two Freshwater Pools & Spa€Designer Interiors Available€Optional Detached Garages€Local Bank Financing€Terrific Rental Income potential Treasure Cay Resort Area Amenities include:€Spectacular 31/2mile White Sand Beach€150 slip Marina for Yachts to140 feet€18 hole Championship Golf Course€Tennis, Snorkeling & Scuba Diving€Restaurants, Grocers & Duty Free Shopping€International Airport (6,500 foot runway)Residences from $742,500 plus closing costs


Page 16 The Abaconian September 15, 2005 Baker’s Bay Donates to SchoolsBy Mirella Santillo On September 8th Baker’s Bay representative, Dr. Livingston Marshall, delivered a $20,000 check to Mr. Rudolph Smith, Education Superintendent for Abaco, to buy reading books for first graders in the Abaco school district. The check was presented at an informal ceremony held at Central Abaco Primary School in the presence of curriculum officer, Ms. Felamese Sawyer; Principal, Ms. Eunice Mills; Vice Principal, Ms. Beatrice Moxey; teachers and a group of first graders. Mr. Livingston Marshall was accompanied by representatives Ms. Joan Albury and Ms. Andrea Myers of Baker’s Bay Public Relations firm, The Counselors Ltd. Mr. Smith thanked Mr. Marshall. “There is a need to enforce a proper reading program throughout Abaco. Baker’s Bay’s donation will help by covering the purchase of reading text books for grade 1 level,” he said. Dr. Livingston Marshall, who is in charge of environmental and community affairs for Baker’s Bay, expressed the interest of the company in supporting the education of the children of Abaco. “The future of the country depends on how well we support you,” he said, addressing the children. “It is very important to be educated, and it is important for Baker’s Bay to help and be involved.” Ms. Mills thanked him and said, “What an exciting day it was for the school to receive such a generous donation.” There are three reading text books needed by the first graders, costing $ 37.50 each. There are 120 children in first grade in Central Abaco Primary School alone; at the present time they share a text book between three students. A Read Abaco program was started in 2000 by the Ministry of Education to emphasize reading and develop that skill among the students. Reading is the base of all learning; if one cannot read properly the other subjects will not be understood. In a previous interview Ms. Sawyer had expressed her concern about the below average results of a majority of students in the BGCSE and BJC examinations. “We need more donations for other grade levels,” she said. “But we are grateful for the start. Next year we will implement grade 2, 3 and 4.” School NewsDr. Livingston Marshall, seated, presented a check for $20,000 from the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club to the government schools for purchasing text books for first grade students. He enjoyed his contact with some of the children who will benefit from this generous gift. The books will cost $37.50 each. The presentation was made at the Central Abaco Primary School. Cooper’s Town Primary School, which received a donation from Treasure Cay Resort Ltd, will not be included in the gift of books. It is the first time that a donation covers the entire school district. The books which have been ordered will arrive at the end of September at which time a workshop will be held for the teachers.College Fair Is PlannedBy Portia Jonsson The fourth annual Abaco Central High School College Fair is being planned for November 15th at New Visions Ministries in Marsh Harbour. Over 60 colleges have been invited to participate and so far 20 have indicated that they will be there. Among them are St. Leo University, Keiser College, University of Nebraska, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, Canada, St. Thomas University and Full Sail Real World Education. Some of these schools were not invited in the first mailing but requested to be here. navigation lights disclosed that the Port Department is responsible. The light at the Man-O-War harbour entrance is apparently working but was poorly repaired by a concerned resident. Mr. Hall concluded by stating he hoped to hold similar meetings often, perhaps quarterly. Town MeetingsFrom Page 14 Hints for Helping Our Environment• Recycle RebuildFriends of the Environment Presents Rethink Reduce Reuse


September 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 840-9393 M/V Legacy c/o Heavy Lift Service Inc. 801 Avenue East Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potter’s Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach• Departing Palm Beach Weekly service* • Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297 ARAWAK AGENCYC U S T O M S B R O K E R S Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It AllŽ Regatta Plans Are Progressing Regatta From Page 1 funds are starting to come in along with the government’s stipend of $30,000 received just September 5th. The 7th Annual All Abaco Regatta will be held September 22nd-24th at Regatta Village at the Treasure Cay ferry dock under the theme Back With a Rage in celebration of the local Class A sailing sloop Abaco Rage The theme also highlights the will and commitment of the Abaco community in bouncing back from the ravages of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, which cancelled Regatta 2004. This year the committee was challenged in restoring the regatta village to the tune of $20,000 in addition to the standard cost of $180,000 in staging the regatta. Mr. McIntosh said Abaconians have been very cooperative in assisting this cause and is hopeful they will continue to do so. The Bahamas Musicians and Entertainment Organization, Bahamas Games and Rides and, of course, the usual local talents will all be a part of the planned activities. The regatta expects to have a minimum of eight Class A boats, seven Class B boats and seven Class C sailing sloops. The committee hopes to offer a minimum of $10,000 prize money in the Class A division. Added transportation to the island has been arranged with Bahamas Fast Ferries, Bahamasair and Pinder’s Ferries servicing North Abaco and Grand Bahama. Despite the Abaco Tourist Office not wanting to be a part of the All Abaco Regatta, Mr. Morley said the show will go on. He advised that there has been a great deal of interest in the regatta and a huge demand for hotel rooms. Mr. McIntosh added that the regatta has grown to be the highest generating revenue event for local residents. It is a chief promoter of our culture and presents patrons with the opportunity to socialize with families and friends in a festive spirit of togetherness and pride. This year’s regatta promises to be fun filled and safe. Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure CayOpen Monday Saturday : 9 am 6 pm Ph: 367-2180 / Fax : 367-5241 Ph: 367-2180 / Fax : 367-5241 Ph: 367-2180 / Fax : 367-5241 Ph: 367-2180 / Fax : 367-5241 Ph: 367-2180 / Fax : 367-5241 major project but a second one, also leaving the eye sore hotel {which was damaged by the hurricanes} to attract rats and pollute the natural beauty sandwiched between two important tourist accommodations. To bring all this to a close, for I do not want to bore with complaints. Land abuse comes in many forms from pollution to the erection of non-esthetic structures, such as gross-looking buildings that are un harmonious or the allowance of the continued existence of destroyed, burnt, or un-approved buildings. This is another form of pollution. If you throw a piece of paper out of your car or abandon your car on the side of the road or defecate in the bush like a growing number of our population is doing you are polluting the land and badmouthing us. When the tourists go back, they will say we are nasty and don’t care about the environment and our beautiful Bahamas. Laws have to be passed and enforced in order to LettersFrom Page 8 protect what little we have left, parks need to be established before there is nothing public left. Reefs need to be officially plotted out and made national parks from the Green Turtle Cay area to Guana. Certain Crown Land islands which attract and habitat many forms of wild life need to be made parks before its to late. I hope I have not written all of this in vain and it has fallen on deaf ears. Thank you, Mr. Publisher, for the space. Regards, Mark CarrollRoad Repairs Bring RainThe Editor It happened again. After dodging pot holes for weeks, the Ministry of Works finally found some “Rain Seed” and filled the holes. Sure enough, along came the rain. Concerned Citizen P.S. This is how you get a PhD in driving. That stands for Pot Hole Dodger.


Page 18 The Abaconian September 15, 2005The funeral service for Francena Walker-Russell, 83, of Crossing Rocks was held on September 3 at St. Mark’s Baptist Church in Crossing Rocks. Rev. Napoleon Roberts officiated assisted by Rev. Mervin Burrows. Interment was in the Public Cemetery of Crossing Rocks. She is survied by daughters Alice and Deaconess Joyce WIIliams; sons Leo Russell, Supt. of Police Leeland Russell, Jr., and Simon Russell; adopted daughter Joyclen Russell; adopted sons Joseph Bodie, Frank Hepburn, Sr., and Sgt. Ephraim Bullard; step-daughter Evangelist Marilyn Ingraham; daughters-in-law Gloria, Quincy, Brenda and Doreen Russell; sons-in-law Willard and David Williams, Sr.; adopted son-in-law Peter Russell; grandchildren Terry, Tony, Timothy, Edgar, Levan and Adam Russell, Shevia Gomez, Kentrell Walker, Keva, Kevin, Troy, Denard and Dominique Russell, Rosalie Williams, Catherine Simms, Sharon Williams, David Jr., Jason and Frederick Williams, Roscoe, Judymae, Willie, Kirklyn, Geon, Opal, and Ornal Russell, Vangy Williams, Simone, Serena, Willie, and Courtney Russell, Nevillo, Willard Jr., Jarvis, and Trevor Williams, Elsie Bain and Neoshie McKinney; step-grandchildren Vincent, Chrissy, Donna, Cyprianna and Rosemary; great-grandchildren Terry Jr., Isaac, Vastachia, Shevanti, Toniska, Tonika, Antonio, Tony Jr., Keevana, Cameron, Nathan, Jasmine, Eric, Jameisha, Cicely, Alicia, Amelia Mericha, Miranda, Chelsie, Lesha, Devon, Shemika, Bianca, Deandra, David III, Britisha, Alexia, Jason Jr., Calvin, Teran, Thelisa, Vaniqua, Richae, Roesha, Tamia, Albert Jr., Aljavon and Nevillo Jr.; sisters-in-law Effie Walker, Merlene McKinney and Muriel Russell; nieces Lorene Walker, Elizabeth Dean, Fula Williams, Joanne Russell, Tina Nesbit, Learlean Hepburn, Hannah Coakley, Beulah Walker, Sandy Edwards, Bonny O’Brien, Menke Flowers, Alvia, Francilla, Viola Parker, Augusta Greenslade and Berlene Bain; nephews Floyd, Charles, Chester, Douglas, Johnny, Jackson, Michael, Jimmy and Erskin Walker, Ricardo, Simeon, Jeffton and Kelsey Cox, Dashwell, Floyd and Ernest Flowers, Percy Burrows, and Richard Walker; godchildren Ena Williams, Betty McKinney, Theodore Carroll, Theophilus Williams, Johnny Walker and Rev. Mervin Burrows; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for George Edward Delancy 62, formerly of Sandy Point was be held on August 10 in Nassau. He is survived by his brother Herman Delancy; sister Cecelia Delancy-McKenzie; brother-in-law Joseph McKenzie; sister-inlaw Ellen Delancy; nephews Alfred, Van, Bradley, Barry and Havard Fritz, Richard and Edison Delancy, Kevin Forbes, Julian McKenzie, Dwayne Delancy and Norman Saunders; nieces Paula and Cynthia Fritz, Sherry Knowles, Yvette Patton, Cheyle Cates, Jenniemae and Patrice Forbes, Fiona and Tammy Delancy, Sharon, Kathleen, Diann and Ernisteen Saunders; grandnieces Shawnie, Kim, Burnadette, Latoya, BillyJane, Claria, Shanika, Angel, Brunell, Manasa, Germa and Keva; grandnephews Burnard, Jerimie, Asino, Rashad, Mario, Angelo, M.J., Chaves, Dwayne Jr., Jamal, Jonny, Glenroy, Edison Jr., Kevin Jr., Kenny, Valintino, Clement, Jemeo, Collin, Zodiac, Curan, Shawn, Emanule, Richard, Stuart, Antonio and Henry; great-grandnephews and great grandnieces. The funeral for Kenaz Charles Lightbourne seven months, of Cooper’s Town was be held on September 10th at St. Andrew’s Baptist Church in Fire Road. Rev. Eulin McIntosh officiated and internment was in the Public Cemetery in Fire Road. He is survived by his parents Charles and Karen Lightbourne; brother Kenson Lightbourne; sisters Keandra, Whitney, Ninja, Clarinda and Charlesha Lightbourne; nephew Shanelez Albury; brother-in-law Livingston Albury; grandparents Henry and Inez Pritchard; aunts Janet, Betty, Tolie, Linda, Kelly, Vernecha McDonald, Sharon Rolle, Nelrose Parker, Curlene Roberts, Joycelyn Saunders, Andrea Joseph and Valina Brathwaithe; uncles Clifford, James, John, Audrick, Fanklyn, Walter Jr., Freddie, Dave and Daron Lightbourne, Felton, Tyrone, Kevin, Barry and Berley Wright; aunts-in-law Edris, Carolee, Sally, Maggie and Angela Lightbourne, Bonnie and Jennifer Pritchard; uncles-in-law Pastor Rodney, James Roberts, Benson Joseph and Bertrum Saunders; grandaunts Ret. Gardiner, Hettie McIntosh, Erma Laing and Alrica Dames; granduncles Rev. Eulin McIntosh, Ruphus Pritchard, James Dames and Ralph Lightbourne; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Barbara Eloise Fox, 82, who died in Marsh Harbour on September 7, was held in Nassau on September 10. Pastor David Cartwright officiated and interment was in Nassau. She is survived by her husband Charles H Fox; sons Anthony (Tony), Reginald and Doyle; sister Sheila Alvarez; daughters-inlaw Bea Sands and Sandra Sands; grandchildren Lynn and Welton Fox, Randy and Stephanie Sands, Wendy and Troy Sims, Becky and Robert Tedeschi; Rhonda and Christopher Albury, Tara and Craig Armbrister Sr., Sean and Nadia Sands, Jonathan Chee-a-tow, Cameron and Gina Knowles; great-grandchildren Michael, Christopher and Ian Fox, Andrea and Alec Sands, Craig, Jr., Tiara, Adam and Ayden Armbrister; Kate and Emily Sims, Peter Tedeschi, Noah Albury, Zachary and Connor Knowles; brothers-in-law Wayde Sands, Donald Sands, William (Billy) Sands, Robert Sands; sisters-in-law Faye Kemp, Enis Albury, Marguerite Sands, Vadie Sands and Margaret Fox; nephews Pastor David Cartwright, K.C. Cartwright and Paul Cartwright; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Yvenader Saintil, 17, of Marsh Harbour was held on September 4 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Leonardo Rahming officiated and interment was in the Public Cemetery in Marsh Harbour. He is survived by his mother Rejeanne Joseph; father Tony Saintil; sisters Marie Rose and Ludnar Saintil; brother Ricardo Saintil; aunts Christine Joseph Saintil, Jeancilia Clerisilia, Elizabeth Santil and Esperance Rinanoun; uncles Damarice, Laveria, Brenister and Tinige; cousins Strange, Wisnide, Gardiner, Chrismar, Edna, Vivian, Vaane, Valaine, Lucy, Kerins, Lovera, Julian, Verelia, Julian, Rosie, Elisor, Tirose, Leslie, Wilfred, Clement, Elie, Smith, Chrismene, Lucardner, Edna and Mme Safaite Saintil, Velene Joseph, Edner Saintpreu, Bermann Joseph and Valene Joseph, Edner Saintpre, Bermann Joseph and Vaser Jean; and many other relatives and friends.Obituaries of Family and FriendsThe Abacos Domestic Fall Travel PromotionSeptember 1st November 30th, 2005Ph: 367-2681 Sept. 6th Dec. 14th, 20051 or 2 People: $115.50 Daily; $751.31 Weekly 3 People: $137.50 Daily; $894.30 Weekly 4 People: $159.50 Daily; $1037.30 Weekly Tax IncludedLimited spaces available, based on availability, proof of travel tickets required (airline, ferry ticket) Not available to Abaco Residents, 1 coupon per rental/family, please contact participating airlines, hotels etc. Treasure Cay ResortAbaco, Bahamas Sept. 1 Nov. 31, 200520% off regular hotel rates!Discounted accommodation rates are available to Bahamian Residents only (proof of residence may be required), are quoted for single or double occupancy and are subject to availability, 10% tax, plus $2.00 per person, per night service charge. To receive a discounted rate, please contact the hotel directly at 242-365-8801 in Fort Lauderdale at 954-525-7711 or by e-mail at info@treasurecay .com and quote “ Bahamian Resident Rate ” to receive the special discount. T & A Golf Cart RentalsGreen Turtle Cay25% Off Golf Cart Rentals Sept. 1st Nov. 15th 2005 1 Coupon per Family For More Information Contact The Abaco Tourist Office at 367-3067 or The Ministry of Tourism Office on your Island. Pete & Gay’s Guest HouseSandy Point, Abaco, BahamasPh: 366-4119$331.00 Double Occupancy $225.00 Single Occupancy Round Trip on the sea-wind Nassau-Sandy Pt-Nassau 2 nights at Pete & Gay’s Guest House Free Breakfast for the 2 days at the Guest HouseNote: Bahamas Fast Ferries has agreed to a 10% discount on their fares for adults & children. Sept. 1st Dec. 12th, 2005 $175.00Inclusive of tax & service 3 night minimum, single or double$137.00 per night Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-367-4000 or 4003 Fax: 242-367-4004 VHF Channels 16 and 82 September 15 October 15, 2005Email: Brian Sawyer Manager Email: Sundownersbar2002@yahoo.com10% Discount on Dinner & Alcoholic Beverages September 1st – November 24th, 2005 Sea Side Cart RentalsGreen Turtle Cay 477-5497 OR 359-606220% off Any Golf Cart Rental September, October & November 15th 2005 Green Turtle CayPh: 365-4200Sept. 1st Oct. 31st & Nov. 26th Dec. 18th, 20053 night package, deluxe accommodations for 2 people. Breakfast daily, 1 day golf cart rental, all service charges & taxes.$247.00per person for 3 nights including all service charges & taxes. ALL INCLUSIVE FALL PACKAGE Green Turtle Cay, Abaco BahamasPhone: 242-365-4060 Fall Promotion Weekly Rate of $300.00 & free Road Map September 1, 2005 October 31, 2005Phone: 242-367-4887Marsh Harbour, Abaco September 15 December 15, 200521’ Dusky 24’ Ocean Pro 26’ PARAMOUNT Single 26’ PARAMOUNT TwinAbaco Beach ResortMarsh Harbour Ph: 367-2158 Green Turtle ClubPh: 365-4271 Sept. 29 Nov. 22, 20055 Days/ 4 Nights $697.50 per person based on occupancy (1,395.00 for 2) Add on nights: $174.00 per person. Extra Person rate (18 & older) $130 per person per night. Age 13-17 $89.00 per person per night. Age 6-13 $39.00 per person per night, Children under 6 are free.Package Includes: ROH Accommodations (S tandard Waterfront or Deluxe Club Room) Three Meals Daily: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerBeverages (Not including call brands, liqueurs and wines by the bottle) All Taxes & Gratuities Hope Town Harbour LodgeSept. 1st Dec. 15th, 200512 rooms with no minimum stay requirements in the main building. $80.00 per night plus 20% tax. Includes a complimentary welcome cocktail & complimentary morning coffee Ph: 366-0134FALL PROMOTIONBar & RestaurantGreen Turtle CaySundowners September 1st –December 15thDay $110 3 Days $100 per day Weekly $640 CAT’S PAW BOAT RENTAL Off Season Discount 25% Boat Rental Rates:Ask for Harold or Lisa Hopetown Abaco, Bahamas Phone:/Fax 242366-0380 Hope Town Hope Town Hope Town Hope Town Hope Town Hideaways Hideaways Hideaways Hideaways HideawaysPh: 366-0224 Ph: 366-0224 Ph: 366-0224 Ph: 366-0224 Ph: 366-0224 Promotion Code ATM12005 Package Includes accommodation only. 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Abaco Towns) 32 effic367-2227Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 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 05Call Abaco 242-365-2356 for information Effective December 1st, 2005 PINDER’S FERRY SERVICEChildren’s fare stays the same NOTICEOne Way $45.00 Round Trip $90.00 and we welcome her to our community.Crawfish Season Is DisappointingAfter weeks of preparation for the opening of the 2005-2006 crawfish season, many of the fishermen were very disappointed with their catch. Those who go off on the bigger boats returned after less than a week of fishing. Fishing out of season, poaching and the hurricanes of 2005 are all blamed for the lack of crawfish. The escalating cost of gasoline does not help their situation. Not much rain fell on GTC this summer. The afternoon storms were all around but not on GTC. When the rain finally came in August, it was from a tropical depression formed in our waters that would become Hurricane Katrina. We watched as Katrina caused minimal damage to Florida, then moved on to Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, leaving total destruction and devastation in her path. While Katrina did not threaten us, there were those, who had relatives and friends in the affected areas. Fortunately, they are all well. A second tropical system formed in our waters and caused downpours on the first day of school. This system is now Hurricane Ophelia.New District Council Holds Town MeetingThe newly elected District Council held its first town meeting in late July. A new District Council office is being built on the grounds of the administrator’s office. The Council heard the concerns of those who attended the meeting. One concern is that these public meetings are not well attended because many people are not aware of the meetings. The Council heard suggestions on how to get the word out. Another concern is the lack of airmail service. Since Bahamasair stopped daily flights into Treasure Cay, the airmail service has suffered. There are weeks when we receive or send NO airmail. Letters mailed to and from Nassau can take up to three weeks to arrive. And letters to the US can take even longer. The local businesses are suffering because payments are often late and interest charges add up. Complaints to the Postmaster have had no results. While Bahamasair does not have daily flights into Treasure Cay, it has up to three each day into Marsh Harbour. Because we live in the 21st century and transportation between Central and North Abaco is quite easy, we feel that our mail can arrive daily through Marsh Harbour! But it seems that the post office department can not make these arrangements. Our local Constable Ferguson was injured in an accident in August. He was flown to Nassau for treatment and is now recuperating. Officer Ferguson was the police escort for First Caribbean International Bank. Each week bank employees travel to Green Turtle Cay for banking, as they have done for more than 30 years. Three of the bank’s employees were also hurt. Our thoughts are with them all as they recover and we hope to see them back in the near future!School Year OpensThe school year got off to a wet start as what is now Hurricane Ophelia caused very unsettled and wet weather on the first two days of school. But school is now in full swing. Amy Roberts Primary will have a physical education teacher for the first time in its history! Mr. Williams will work between Treasure Cay Primary and Amy Roberts Primary. It has taken a long time and many requests, and we hope the children will benefit. We also hope that Mr. Williams will enjoy being a part of our little More News of the Cays CaysFrom Page 7 Please see Cays Page 21 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 367-3839• Call 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 •


Page 20 The Abaconian September 15, 2005 STANDARD HARDWAREMarsh Harbour 242-367-2660, 2881, 2820 Fax 242-367-2645 Contractors Ask about our special price scheduleA full stock of electrical hardware for contractors and homeowners From inside to outside From roof to floor There's plenty more Inside our store Special homeowner pricing on major projects THE OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 Full range of Johnson two stroke and four stroke Evinrude outboard engines from 2hp to 250hp Lower than US prices Up to three year warranty Extensive parts inventory Factory trained mechanics Dry boat storageAssociated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Dolphin MarineGreen T urtle Cay 242.365.4262 Island MarineP arrot Cay 242.366.0282 Roberts MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4249 Sea Horse MarineHope Town242.365.0023 Fishermans MarineL ong Island 242.337.6226 Minns Watersports Exuma 242.336.2604 Authorized Distributor ... THE BATTERY WITH THE LIGHTNING BOLT OF LIFE!!!BATTERIES A/C Delco Marine Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V Truck/Tractor Diesel Marine Batteries Diesel Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries WE DON’T PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY(If an Epic Battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!)Delivery Service AvailableFULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!Located in the Colina Building on Queen Elizabeth Dr. Ph: 367-3742 Fax: 367-0064Representing the pioneers: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIALFILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices Available CALL/FAX365-8749oremail: ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAILH.G. Christie Agents Attended Specialized CourseH.G. Christie Real Estate agents Neil Aberle and Kathleen Albury have completed a highly specialized course in the skills involved in obtaining and servicing real estate listings, conducted by the Council of Residential Specialists of the National Association of Realtors. The class was conducted at the Sandals Resort in Nassau and is one of the required courses that must be taken by real estate agents and brokers in order to qualify for the coveted Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. “Today’s real estate market is more complex then ever before and the listing proPeople in the Newscess has become the key in movement of residential properties,” said Mr. Aberle. “This course provided me with new input to enable me to serve both buyers and sellers of residences more effectively.” The course included techniques in seller counseling, pricing, various client servicing activities, marketing techniques and other programs designed to close sales on residential properties. “It is of the utmost importance to keep a certain level of professionalism in our business. It takes dedication to continuing education in order to provide our customers and clients the highest level of knowledge and expertise to better serve their needs,” said Ms. Albury. “It has been a highly effective course, and it is imperative for me to know what the top Realtors in the world have learned.” There are currently only 40,000 Realtors in the entire world that have received this designation.Student Was Evacuated from New OrleansThe Katrina disaster affected one Abaco resident directly. Miquel Miller was enrolled at Dillard University in New Orleans and was on the campus when the storm approached the Gulf coast. She was evacuated to Texas with other students. One of the five buses carrying the students caught fire during the evacuation, adding to the stress. Miquel lost all of her personal belongings. She is now at a college in Shreveport, Louisiana. Several groups on Abaco are assisting her with financing to help her get started once again. She is the daughter of Patricia McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy.Social Services Bid Farewell to Charlamae FernanderBy Portia Jonsson Since December 1996 Ms. Charlamae Fernander has served as the Chief Welfare Officer for the entire island of Abaco. As of August 29th she now serves as the Assistant Director of Social Services in Nassau overseeing the Child Protective Division that deals with abused and neglected children. Ms. Fernander has played a pivotal role in raising the awareness of the large and growing number of neglected and abused children here in our communities. She said it had not been her intention to relocate, but once she was given the opportunity to apply for the post she decided to go for it. She was one of 12 who applied for the position. Ms. Fernander recalled her first days Please see People Page 21 Kathleen Albury Neil Aberle Miquel Miller


September 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21in the Abaco office saying that many persons did not understand Social Services’ role and were, therefore, very suspicious. Many saw her department as a welfare agency that took persons’ children away. Since then she has seen an increase in social problems, some which are unique to Abaco with such as the large immigrant population. Over the past eight and a half years her department had to grow, modify and tailor their operations to suit the unique communiPeopleFrom Page 20 By Portia Jonsson Many residents of Abaco have been “feeling the pinch” since the rapid increase in the price of gasoline and other petroleum products but for the residents of Moore’s Island it has been more like a squeeze. This fishing community has been struggling to cope with the closure of the only gas station on the island following last year’s hurricanes. In addition to paying $5.50 a gallon for gas, residents also have to pay $5.50 a gallon for kerosene. Fishermen on the island are stunned at the prices they have to pay for gas. Since the opening of the crawfish season some of them feel that the prices will continue to skyrocket and wonder if it is worthwhile to go in their boats to make a living. Many of them just simply cannot afford the gas to go out. Filling a small engine can cost $85 while others pay as much $120. The Hon. Leslie Miller, Minister of Trade and Industry, said he could not believe that such prices are being charged on the island. The minister said that following the devastation of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne last year, he warned merchants about price gouging but cautioned that there will be no warning this time.Gas Prices Continue to Rise Charlemae Fernander ties that they serve. She has also seen an increase in the number of juvenile offences that require significant social service work before the Magistrate can make any ruling. Because of her department’s work with the community she now feels that there is better understanding of Social Services. Despite all the efforts she says child abuse has not lessened but reports that the department is more likely to get referrals on child abuse cases than before. Social Services also serves as the only government adoption agency in The Bahamas, and there has been an increase in adoptions here. There are many children in our society that need the love and support of a caring family. It is with much sadness that the Department of Social Services says goodbye to Ms. Fernander but wish her all the best in her new endeavors. More People in the News Do You Know a Student Away at School?We want to know about them.October 1 issue will feature these students.Call 367-2677 or 367-3202 with infoschool. Ms. Mullins will also teach Spanish to the students, and we welcome them both to our school.Recycling Is EmphasizedReef Relief is now overseeing a recycling program on the island. They have large bins at the Roland Roberts Environmental Center, Sid’s Grocery and Amy Roberts Primary to collect aluminum cans. The cans are bagged and taken to the mainland of Abaco where they are sent on to be recycled. Persons are asked to bring their cans to the bins, BUT Cays From Page 19 PLEASE DON’T DUMP OTHER GARBAGE IN THE BINS! As we go thru this month of September, we remember the hurricanes that brought destruction and disruption to Abaco in 1999 and 2004. We also remember Jeannie Sands, who was murdered in her home in September 1997. We hope this September passes quietly and we look forward to hearing about approaching cold fronts and not tropical updates! The Moorings Yacht Charters• The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort Hotel rooms on the harbour front Conch Crawl waterfront restaurant and bar Dive Abaco a complete dive facilityThe Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 Fax 367-4004 Email: Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you.The Conch Inn Marina Docks back in service with power Cable TV connections underway Texaco fuel station is in service Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W October 2005 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 6 1 (EDT) 2 (EDT) 3 (EDT) 4 (EDT) 5 (EDT) 6 (EDT) 7 (EDT) 8 (EDT) 9 (EDT) 10 (EDT) 11 (EDT) 12 (EDT) 13 (EDT) 14 (EDT) 15 (EDT) 16 (EDT) 17 (EDT) 18 (EDT) 19 (EDT) 20 (EDT) 21 (EDT) 22 (EDT) 23 (EDT) 24 (EDT) 25 (EDT) 26 (EDT) 27 (EDT) 28 (EDT) 29 (EDT) 30 (EST) 31 (EST) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 1:31a 0.5 7:39a 3.0 1:48p 0.6 7:53p 3.0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 2:05a 0.5 8:16a 3.1 2:29p 0.5 8:29p 3.0 2:38a 0.4 8:51a 3.2 3:08p 0.5 9:05p 3.0 3:10a 0.4 9:25a 3.3 3:47p 0.5 9:41p 3.0 3:43a 0.4 10:01a 3.4 4:27p 0.5 10:18p 2.9 4:18a 0.4 10:39a 3.4 5:09p 0.5 10:59p 2.8 4:57a 0.4 11:21a 3.4 5:56p 0.6 11:43p 2.6 5:40a 0.5 12:09p 3.3 6:49p 0.7 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 12:35a 2.5 6:32a 0.6 1:05p 3.2 7:50p 0.7 1:36a 2.4 7:35a 0.6 2:11p 3.1 8:58p 0.7 2:47a 2.4 8:48a 0.6 3:22p 3.1 10:06p 0.6 4:02a 2.6 10:06a 0.6 4:33p 3.1 11:07p 0.5 5:10a 2.8 11:18a 0.4 5:38p 3.1 12:02a 0.3 6:11a 3.0 12:23p 0.2 6:35p 3.2 12:51a 0.1 7:05a 3.3 1:21p 0.1 7:27p 3.2 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 1:38a 0.0 7:55a 3.5 2:14p 0.0 8:16p 3.2 2:22a -0.1 8:42a 3.6 3:04p -0.1 9:02p 3.1 3:04a -0.1 9:27a 3.6 3:52p 0.0 9:47p 3.0 3:47a 0.0 10:11a 3.6 4:39p 0.1 10:30p 2.8 4:29a 0.1 10:55a 3.4 5:25p 0.3 11:14p 2.7 5:11a 0.3 11:40a 3.3 6:13p 0.5 12:00a 2.5 5:56a 0.4 12:27p 3.1 7:03p 0.6 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 12:48a 2.4 6:45a 0.6 1:17p 2.9 7:57p 0.8 1:42a 2.3 7:40a 0.8 2:12p 2.7 8:53p 0.8 2:43a 2.3 8:41a 0.9 3:10p 2.6 9:48p 0.8 3:45a 2.3 9:46a 0.9 4:08p 2.6 10:39p 0.8 4:44a 2.4 10:48a 0.9 5:01p 2.6 11:25p 0.7 5:35a 2.6 11:43a 0.8 5:49p 2.7 12:06a 0.6 6:20a 2.8 12:33p 0.7 6:32p 2.7 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 ft 11:44p 0.5 6:01a 3.0 12:18p 0.5 6:14p 2.8 12:21a 0.4 6:40a 3.2 1:01p 0.4 6:54p 2.8 Monthly High & Low High October 18, 9:27a 3.6 ft Low October 17, 2:22a -0.1 ft Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows’ by Nobeltec Corporation. (503) 579-1414 € Tide North Bar ChannelOctober 2005 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran


Page 22 The Abaconian September 15, 2005 CITIZENS AGAINST CRIMEKeeping your neighbourhood safe since 2001. We need your help to keep going. Donations can be sent to: Citizens Against Crime P.O.Box AB-20095 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas or call Randy Key at (242) 367-2674 I’ve been spending my free time watching the horror of Hurricane Katrina. My spouse and I are glued to the news coverage; my sister can’t bear to watch it. She watched the first day and cried all day. Very few in the United States can begin to imagine what those people are going through. We are so used to every basic need and desire being met without having to even think about it. It is hard to understand the people’s needs and how to respond. To have absolutely nothing left changes your thoughts and most basic needs. After our recent hurricanes, some of our experiences follow. We traveled 50 miles on almost impassable roads to a devastated community. A lady we knew there had lost their grocery store; it was now an empty slab. Most of their home was completely gone; they were living in an original shack that was out behind their home. We carried water, kerosene and a little food. The hugs and caring did more for her spirit than anything else could. When asked what we could get and bring back for her the next day, she said, “Just a little laundry detergent and a piece of rope or clothesline so I can wash my clothes.” When the ocean flowed through the poor Haitian community and I managed to get to someone I knew, beds were washed away, furniture was ruined, doors can no longer close again, all she wanted me to do was wash her clothes. Again I couldn’t understand it. Then as I worked on garbage bags of stinking, salty, soaking wet clothes, I understood. This was ALL they had. I remember wondering why they were so concerned about their church clothes, shoes and a belt. But as I washed them and prayed for the people, I knew why. This was all theyViewpoint . . Thoughts on Hurricane Katrinahad left of what belonged to them. The clothes were horribly stinky and full of mud. When I returned them clean and dry, the gratitude was amazing. Even in our neighborhood where we are well off, I am the only one with a gas stove. During the time immediately after the hurricane, it was great just to be able to boil a pot of water so our neighbors and family members could make a cup of tea or coffee! You have no idea how soothing that warm cup of coffee can be to your soul while you are still waiting for the rain to stop or after a long day of hard work. We are truly blessed for our island has a lot of fresh water. There is still access to drinking water even if our toilets can’t flush. But those poor people on the Gulf Coast didn’t even have water to drink, much less wash their stinking bodies or clothes. After Hurricane Jeanne hit here last year, the people on the island of Spanish Wells filled one of their fishing boats with all the supplies they could bring. Water, milk, diapers, lumber, along with men to help distribute it. We were not among the ones in need, but someone brought us a loaf of homemade bread. I took that bread in my kitchen and sat down and cried to think of all those women in Spanish Wells staying up baking bread, making it with their hands because they cared. I have never appreciated anything more in my life. Those first few days after the storm are so critical. You have been panicked while preparing for the storm, terrified during 24 hours of fierce wind and rain that might tear apart your home and life. Now you feel vulnerable and empty. At first, it’s all you talk about then a few months; later you don’t want to talk about it at all. We are still thankful to our good friends from Minnesota who came down bringing their own hammers and tools with them to help repair roofs and pray with broken hearts. The encouragement was immense. We need to pray for the displaced people, the workers and the government. Two reactions can come out of this. Either you realize the value of life and draw closer to God or look only at the destruction and become angry at Him. In the news I think we’ve seen both. The clip above is connecting a ceiling rafter to the plate on the tie beam. The clip should be positioned so the nails are horizontal into the plate so lifting forces are trying to shear the nails rather than pulling them out. Ideally, the clip should be connecting the roof rafter to the plate.Improper Use of Hurricane ClipsHurricane clips add stength to joints which are weak spots in the building. Above is a clip which attached a roof rafter properly to an upper plate. However, the roof rafter is now gone. The upper plate was not properly connected to the lower plate. This also illustrates the poor holding power of the vertically driven nails. The smaller horizontally placed nails are still holding. A strap should have connected the roof rafter to the wall studs. This picture was taken after Hurricane Floyd.


September 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 Dive Shops Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour.........367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh H.367-2963 Froggies, Hope Town................... 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay....365-8465 Treasure C. Adventures................365-8111 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay.......365-4411 Dive Guana..................................365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4655 Donnie’s Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cas’s Carts........................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless noted Albury’ s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 9+ 10:45+ Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:15 9:45+ 11:30+Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am 12:15 pm2:30* (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* (M-Sat) 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45am‡ 10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30Same day fare Adult oneway $15 / Round Trip $20 Kids 6-11 half fare Free under 6‡ From Union Jack Dock Except holidays + Hope Town late trips Fri & Sat only Green T urtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) Round trip $12 Extra to some destinations Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for time Pinder ’ s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean’s Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $40 one way Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLean’s Town Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Wednesday, Friday & Sunday Lv Sandy Point for Nassau Adults $90 RT, $50 OW 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 Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165 Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm to connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour From Freeport take cruise ship to Ft. Lauderdale or ferry to West Palm Beach Sandy Point Patrick Roberts .... 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ....... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows ..... 366-4175 Links Adderly ....... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ..... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury ......... 375-8068 Terrance Davis .... 367-4464 Buddy Pinder ....... 366-2163 Justin Sands ....... 367-3526 Danny Sawyer ..... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer ......... 367-3941Bonefish Guides Man-O-War David Albury ........ 365-6059 Cherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ............... 366-2107 Junior Albury ............ 366-3058 Randy Sawyer ......... 366-2284 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ......... 366-0234 North Abaco O’Donald McIntosh..477-5037 Pope McKenzie ....... 477-5894 Orthnell Russell ....... 365-0125 Alexander Rolle ....... 365-0120 Edward Rolle ........... 365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer ........ 365-4070 Jeff Survance ........... 365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ........... 365-4261Visitors’ GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) ‡ Provides ride from town + Picnic tables & restroom only Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Gino’s ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamie’s Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pop’s Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodilly’s.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Cap’n Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Harbour’s Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Rudy’s Place.................$$$.....‡....366-0062 Sea Spray.......................$$ .....‡....366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar....................365-6501 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florence’s Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudson’s Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Traveller’s Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Laura’s Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntosh’s Restaurant......$.............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Rooster’s Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big J’s...............................$.............366-4020 Nancy’s............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 Everyone reads The Abaconian Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 • Fax 367-5823 Abaco area code 242 unless listed otherwise Please bring errors & corrections to our attention Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteersFire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Cooper‘s Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................Rev 7 Sep 05Compliments of The Abaconian Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walker’s Cay Walker’s Cay Closed.. Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Mangoes......Rebuilding......F....367-2366 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................50......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Spanish Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour .......... 367-2936 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0024 Excursion boat Froggies Hope Town ..... 366-0431 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ....... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale .................................. 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale .............................. 367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau & W. Palm Beach.... ......... 367-2095 Bimini Island Air Ft Lauderdale .................. 954-938-8991 Calypso AirFt Laud & W Palm Bch .............. 954-3594191 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ........................ 367-3415 Fla Coastal Airlines Vero B & Ft Lauderdale..... 367-0179 Island Express Ft Lauderdale .......................... 367-0169Major’s Air Service Freeport ............................... 367-4826 Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Fort Lauderdale .................................... 365-8677 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ...................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale........... .......... 954-359-0292 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air............................ .............. ............ ........ 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov’t dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer’s Market..........$10 + $2 Gov’t Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta ......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City............................. .................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Poin t........................................................$135 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally’s & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................$ 3 each Solomon’s Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov’t dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free • Uncaged pets as people Luggage $.50 each over four, Surf boards $3.00 ea. Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective July 2004Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$18 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$12 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock.....................................$6 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$16 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$20 + $5 Sand Banks............................................................$22 + $5 Joe’s Creek.............................................................$40 + $6 Black Wood............................................................$16 + $5 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town...................................$35 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$50 + $5 Wood Cay...............................................................$55 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $60 + $5 Fox Town................................................................$65 + $5 Crown Have n..........................................................$70 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$70 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $60 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry or Blue Hole ...............$14 + $ 6 T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles.................................$20 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek ........................................$30 + $6 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$14 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club.................................$6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $70 + $10 Points of InterestAlbert Lowe Museum...........................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibitsGreen Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden.............. Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum............Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station...............................Hope Town Walk to & swin on Mermaid Reef off M Harbour Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road To Abaco by land and sea from U.S. • Take cruise ship from Ft. Lauderdale or ferry from West Palm Beach to Freeport •Bus to McLeans Town • Ferry to Crown Haven • Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour •Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock • Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana CayClosed Sep 6 29 Closed Sep Nov Closed Sep 6 Oct 31 Closed Aug 23 Closed Oct Closed Aug 20 Oct 1 Closed Aug Nov Closed Aug 37Sep Closed Aug Closed Sep 5 Oct 13 Closed Sep -Nov Closed Sep Nov Closed Aug Nov Open Nights Only


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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 18, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2005 Phone Rate Increase Is Under ReviewPUC Is Receiving Public Imput Before Giving ApprovalBatelco officials held a two-hour radio call-in program on September 2 to discuss the proposed hike in phone rental rates. They discussed plans for the corporation and answered callers. Shown here are Ms. Felicity Johnson and Mr. Kirk Griffin, both from Nassau, and Mr. Henry Roamer, Batelco’s General Manager for Abaco. The Public Utilities Commission will consider the phone rental increase and will make a final decision in the spring of 2006. Please see PUC Page 2 By Portia Jonsson As a result of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited’s application to modify its monthly rates for telephone lines, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) held a meeting at the Anglican Parish Hall on September 1st to consult with the Abaco people, gather their input for further review and bring to public attention the nature and scope of the increase being sought. An application to increase the monthly rates for telephone lines for residential from $9.50 to $15 and business customers from $20 to $36 was submitted by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company to the Public Utilities Commission on June 20th. The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has not requested any changes to the monthly rental for the telephone instrument and will continue the current policy whereby both residential and business customers enjoy unlimited local calls free of charge. Executive Director of the Public Utilities Commission, Mr. Barrett Russell, believes that this increase is something that could be supported. The PUC is in possession of information showing that BTC’s rates for some services are above cost while others are below cost. Access to telephone lines is By Mirella Santillo On September 29th the pigeon hunting season will officially open again and the “Abaco Boys” are getting ready for their annual trip to Andros. Last year’s season was dwarfed because of the hurricanes. The season was cancelled, then reopened; but no scheduled trip was planned. So the hunters are looking forward to the end of the month, said Mr. Michael Malone, who has participated in that outing for many years. He explained, “We will travel to Nassau on the fast ferry, taking our vehicles with us on September 25th to meet with the hunters from Eleuthera and New Providence. The Abaconians will not even leave the boat,” he said. “We will then sail for Andros at 3 a.m. to reach Driggs Hill in the early morning. Approximately 100 hunters will get together in South Andros where they will stay for two weeks in rented apartments or hotels. “We are going two days ahead of the opening season to scout, locate the birds and get a stand in the bush.”Pigeon Hunting Season is HereRacing remote controlled Sunfish is a hobby that is becoming popular in Marsh Harbour. The Marsh Harbour Sailing Club sponsors regattas made up of several races held on one afternoon. These boats raced on September 10 and attracted local racers as well as a couple from Man-O-War. See story on page 13.R/C Boats Compete in Regatta Please see Hunting Page 19 A 13-year-old girl was arraigned in Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour on August 31 related to the murder of 17year-old Yvenader St. Vil in the Mud on August 28. The Children’s and Young Persons Act of Bahamian law does not allow murder charges to be filed against anyone under the age of 14. However, she may face other charges related to homicide. She barely escaped more serious murder charges as her 14th birthday is said to be in a few days. The unidentified assailant who lived in the Mud and is believed to be a Haitian National will be held in custody in Nassau at one of the facilities for delinquent girls. She will return to court on September 14. In the meantime, Social Services will in-Teenager Is Arraigned for MurderThe arraignment of a 13-year-old girl was held on August 28 at the Magistrates Court in Marsh Harbour. She is shown here leaving the court house. All Abaco RegattaRegatta Village September 22-24 Please see Arraignment Page 18


Page 2 The Abaconian September 15, 2005 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 $25,000. 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.15/09/05 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 BOATSMAN’S DREAM. COME RELAX WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. $750,000 2818 CASUARINA POINTSPACIOUS BEACH FRONT, 4 BED AND 4 BATH. GORGEOUS VIEW OF BAY AND ATLANTIC OCEANOFFERED AT $695,000 Beach 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. TWO NICE BUILDING LOTS IN SECLUDED DEVELOPMENT. GREAT INVESTMENT. $15,000 EACH. B & D MarineAbaco’s Largest and Most Complete Supply of Marine Products• Bait Rods Reels Fishing Tackle & Dive Gear Filters Pumps Hoses Anchors & Ropes Marine Paints Hardware & Maintenance Items• At the Traffic Light • P.O. Box AB 20461 • Marsh Harbour • Abaco • Tel: 242-367-2622 • Fax 242-367-2395 Outboards & GeneratorsSUZUKI SUZUKI SUZUKI SUZUKI SUZUKI P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco BahamasPhone:(242) 365-8061 Fax:(242) 365-8061• Canal Lots • Beach Homes • Condominiums • Ocean Front Lots • Villas • ApartmentsServing Abaco for36 YEARS PUCFrom Page 1Locals Gave Their Input to Phone Rate Increase Please see PUC Page 3 Mr. Barrett Russell, Executive Directo of the Public Utilities Commission, is discussing the increase of the rental rate for phones with Mr. Henry Romer, General Manager of Batelco on Abaco. amongst the list of services that are below cost. Making the presentation on behalf of the BTC was Ms. Felicity Johnson, Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs. Over the past several years BTC has experienced increased competition from both legal and illegal operators in the international and domestic long distance markets, and BTC has come under increasing pressure to lower its long distance rates to remain competitive. In response, BTC has been forced to “rebalance” its rates to make local charges cost oriented by lowering long distance rates and increasing access rates. On October 7th, 2004, BTC introduced new reduced rates for domestic long distance and international calls. These rates are now permanent. Inter-island rates have been reduced by 55 percent and international call rates reduced by up to 70 percent. In its application BTC has requested that the PUC take immediate action on local access rates, whilst the decision on further reductions in long distance prices awaits completion of the PUC analysis. In the 30 years since BTC last increased its residential and business access, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has risen from 34.6 to 116.73, an increase of 238.35 percent. A direct application of the CPI suggests that what is more realistic are monthly rental rates of $67.70 for a business line and $32.11 for a residential line. These rates are considerably higher than BTC’s present application. The proposed monthly increase for residential access rental is $5.50 and $16 for business access rental. Local calls will remain free of charge. There will be no change to the one time installation charge of $50 per line. A discount tariff plan is proposed for senior citizens over 65 years who meet established criteria, such as receiving a National Insurance Pension. The proposal suggests $3 discount or a 20 percent reduction on the monthly rental of a single residential telephone line ($3). It is important to remember that both residential and business customers will continue to pay monthly rentals that are below the cost of providing local service. The further away from New Providence and the less populated the island, the greater the cost to BTC of providing the service. These are the costs of installing a telephone line in the following islands: Abaco $906, Acklins $3,019, Andros $889, Bimini $1,334, Cat Island $2,308, Eleuthera $944, Grand Bahama $960, Mayaguana $4,103 and New Providence $511. All subscribers have paid the same basic rate for the past 30 years. BTC’s universal service obligation requires that they to supply service to any island consisting of ten households or more at the same rates. This is in keeping with the government’s stated objective for the provision of access of persons throughout The Bahamas to the most modern telecommunications services possible at reasonable and affordable prices. This proposed increase will bring advantages to the customers including improved customer satisfaction by lowering the overall cost of telecommunications services, a more attractive telecommunications market with


September 15, 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. 15, 2005 TREASURE CAY “Serenity House” is a modern 5,600 sq. ft. two story four bedroom 4.5 bath CBS home offering incredible ocean views from every room. Designed by noted Bahamian Architect John Darville. Two fully landscaped lots with 290 ft. oceanfront. US$3,900,000. #1660 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 TREASURE CAY The Blue House” Uniquely designed 4 bed 5 bath beach house. Great ocean views, master suite and bedroom/ study, three bedroom suites with private baths; each bath has access to the outdoor deck. Offered at US$2,090,000. #2086 Nick Damianos: (242) 322-2305 TREASURE CAY Casa Bella" Luxury 3 bed 3.5 bath beachfront home bordering white sand and crystal blue water. Professionally decorated 5,200 sq. ft. of living space with 12' ceilings. Custom cabinetry, granite countertops, marble floors & much more. US$3,100,000. #2640 Kerry Sullivan: (242) 366-0163 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/C’s, 2 generators, 2 fresh water wells and manicured garden. Offered for sale at $820,000. #2516 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “Windsong” Tranquil gardens surround this 3 bed 2.5 bath home in immaculate condition with exquisite views of the ocean. Verandahs, upper deck gazebo, 9,000-gallon cistern, 30,000-gallon water tank, 10KW diesel generator & more. $1,400,000. #2638 Jane Patterson: (242) 366-0569 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 UNDER CONTRACT PUCFrom Page 2If Approved, Rates Will Increase in 2006modern and state-of-the-art equipment and enabling conditions where competing operators can truly compete for the provision of fixed line services. The floor was then opened to the public for questions, comments and suggestions they had. Mr. Silbert Mills did not waste any time voicing his concerns saying that BTC has not convinced him that its intentions are genuine and he questioned whether this rate increase was to make the books look better for privatization. Mr. Leon Williams, BTC’s Senior Manager responded by saying that after BTC pays its bill and distribute dividends to the shareholders, whatever profits are made benefits the government and it ends up in the public treasury. Mr. Williams further stated that BTC has signed a $49M contract to provide submarine cable system to connect all islands in The Bahamas with up to 200 channels of digital television, keeping up with the cutting edge of technology. BTC has invested over $15M on Abaco and by the end of the year 40 cell sites will be in place for residents to enjoy GSM services. This compares to 15 towers on Grand Bahama and 25 on New Providence, Adding that BTC budget for the year 2005 is $160 million, Mr. Williams said BTC gets nothing out of Customs free but pays full duty on all items imported. Other representatives from BTC included Mr. Kirk Griffin, Mr. Winston Willette, Mr. Alex Reckley, Mr. Ed Miller, Mr. Charles McPhee, Ms. Miranda Evans and Mr. Henry Romer.


Page 4 The Abaconian September 15, 2005 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 NEW PRICE $175,000 High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $710,000 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. $275,000 UNDER CONTRACT Pelican Shores elevated lot on the harbour. One of the last (Beautiful views) Lots available on Pelican Shores. Exclusive $485,000 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. Pelican Shores Large Lot on the Harbour. Can be made into two lots. Call for Info Bahama Palm Shores 2 bed / 2 bath home on stilts, on 2 lots, furnished, central air, tool shed, standby 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 Forest Drive & Crocket Drive Two lots for sale. Call for info. P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone : 242-367-4962E-mail: or UNDER CONTRACTHigh Rock Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiryIf We Don’t Have It, We Will Find It! Representat ives of Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation from Nassau, Ms. Felicity Johnson, Vice President, and Mr. Kirk Griffin, Sr. Vice President, along with Mr. Henry Romer, Batelco’s Abaco manager, held a two-hour call-in show on Radio Abaco on September 2. They were on Abaco along with representatives of the Public Utilities Commission to discuss recommended increases in the phone rental rates. This was their third and final meeting and they found the meeting to be very stimulating. The suggested rates would be $15 for residential phones up from the current $9.50 and $36 for business phones up from the current $20. This is the first increase in rental rates for 30 years. For seniors over 65 years and on a fixed income from their National Insurance benefits a 20 percent discount would be available. Batelco has recommended these increases and will have to show why these increases are necessary before the PUC.will approve them. The final decision will not come until March 2006 or later. Last October Batelco reduced long distance rates and the company hopes to reduce the rates once again. Long distance is considered inter-island and international. There is no charge for local phone calls. Other countries charge for local calls including Jamaica where domestic calls are 14 cents. Although the cost of installing phone equipment and lines varies greatly depending on location, the rates are the same throughout the country. The company is installing state-of-the-art equipment and improving the infrastructure. Batelco no longer has a monopoly on phone service in The Bahamas as Systems Research Group has been licensed to offer telephone service. They are now expanding in Nassau and Freeport. The company is planning a $157 million submarine fiberglass cable which will give much better service to the southern Bahamas. It expects that the cable to Bimini will completed this month at a cost of $6 million. Illegal operators are reducing the income of the company. VOIP or Voice Over the Internet Protocol phones are becoming common. These are illegal and carry a $300,000 fine. They brought that this was supporting foreign owned businesses and urged the listening audience not to use them but rather support Batelco. On Abaco Batelco has more than 6500 lines, 8000 wireless phones and 2000 special services used by businesses such as banks. Voice mail service for home phones will be available on Abaco early next year. The group recommended using the Bahamas Direct Card which allows long distance calls for Bahamians when away from home. These calls are much cheaper when using hotel phones. The company is in the process of installing 40 towers for GSM cell phone service spaced 3.5 miles apart which will give overlapping cell phone service. The group mentioned several upcoming projects for Abaco. Service in Bahama Palm Shores will be upgraded. There will be more wire lines which will offer DSL internet service. GSM cell phone service will slowly replace TNDA cell phones over a three to five year period. The phone system on Guana Cay will be improved. New equipment is already installed and is being tested there. The Batelco personnel urged everyone to call 914 to report phone problems. This number tracks all service problems from the initial call to completion. Management can then determine how long it takes to remedy the problem. The company is improving its service and now responds to problems reported to 914 within 48 hours. They are hoping to reduce this to 24 hours. Abaco ExpressProviding U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 • 561-689-1010 www.cherokeeair.comRadio Interview Disclosed Phone Concerns 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 ABACO1115 5 lots with amazing views and excellent elevations. All lots 1+/acre in size and underground utilities to come. Email: web site: Maria Silvester 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!! 15 Sept 2005 Yellowwood 1208 Hillside lot with great views of Cherokee and the mainland beaches and ocean looking south and views of Winding Bay. Shell House 1118 Three bedroom home overlooking the prettiest of Guana's beach. Perched high on dune with steps to beach. Superb rental and great layout. Additional lot behind home included. Guana Beach House 1117 two bedroom beach house on beautiful beach perched on high dune. Great views. Excellent rental Yellowwood oceanfront 1221 30,000+ square foot oceanfront lot withspectacular views of Watching Bay. Over 120' of oceanfront Yellowwood oceanfront 1221 30,000+ square foot oceanfront lot with spectacular views of Watching Bay. Over 120' of oceanfront


September 15, 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 15, 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: Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 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 Island Living Real Estate P.O. Box AB-20997 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: (242)367-2696 Fax: (242)367-5329www.islandlivingrealestate.comElevated 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 Local Government at Work Marsh Harb. Town Committee Sept. 7th By Mirella Santillo As the community of Marsh Harbour keeps growing, new challenges are faced by the Town Committee members. Some of these issues were discussed and voted upon by the nine members who attended the September 7 Marsh HarbourSpring City Town Committee meeting. Some of these issues have been on-going for years either because of lack of funds to finance them and/or the need for central governments intervention, aid or support. A spirited discussion followed on how to impress central government that more money was needed to service a growing area. It was mentioned that half of the taxes on gas and diesel fuel must remain on the island where the fuel is used. That will be looked into. Committee member Lowell Albury asked that a five-year plan be made and make decisions affecting the future of the area instead of reacting to situations as they arose. Administrator Nevis Rolle suggested that an established accounting firm be hired to properly document the towns revenues, project the area growth and the increased expenses accompanying that growth, then use this information to document and justify the need for additional funds from central government. Administrator Rolle said that the Committee needed proper data. I have been trying to collect data since January with mixed results to do an annual report for Nassau, he said. On inquiry, Mr. Rolle estimated that Abaco contributes $30 $40 million to the Public Treasury each year. He further estimated that central government may pay $2 million or more for salaries of government employees, rent, fuel and other local expenses. Subjects discussed included the need for more funds for garbage collection, the need to control traffic speed by adding traffic lights and speed bumps, repairs and maintenance to schools, street and road maintenance, town beautification and ideas for raising revenue to finance these projects. As the year-round population increases and more tourists visit, there is an obvious increase in garbage production. This trash has to be collected and disposed off. Spring City, Murphy Town and Dundas Town want to increase their garbage pickup to twice a week to keep their towns cleaner. However, this will double collection expense. It was mentioned that Chief Coun cillor Cubel Davis, Jr., plans to travel to Nassau soon to present the increased budget for the area to Min. for Local Government, the Hon. Alfred Grey. This will include the additional expense of bi-weekly garbage collection. Mrs. Yvonne Key, Committee Chariman, stated, If no additional money was received by October, garbage collection may revert to a once a week pick up in Marsh Harbour. Additional expense for the dump maintenance is incurred by the huge addition of garbage and trash from the Abaco Club at Winding Bay, Guana Cay, Hope Town and Man-O-War. Although the volume may have doubled, the available money to keep the dump under control remains the same as several years ago. To lessen the financial burden of trash collection, it was suggested that rental properties be treated as businesses and be assessed a garbage collection fee by a management committee as is now done in Hope Town and Man-O-War Cay. Mr. Rolle urged the Committee to initiate this option to help with finances. Another urgent matter is the disposal of refuse that is being burned at the dump on S.C. Bootle Highway. This very unhealthy practice is necessary to keep the dump under control. Mrs. Key advised, The land to accommodate the new proposed sanitary landfill had been cleared and work was progressing. Spring City needs clean-up that will require heavy equipment to maintain the town verges and public areas. Mr. Colon Curry, Committee member from Spring City, agreed to find a contractors for this work. Mr. Curry wanted it relayed to Council that the high school needs a new building to house wood working, mechanical drawPlease see Local Govt. Page 7


September 15, 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 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 Friends of the Environment and Friends of the Environment and Friends of the Environment and Friends of the Environment and Friends of the Environment and Bahamas National Trust Bahamas National Trust Bahamas National Trust Bahamas National Trust Bahamas National Trust Dr. Lisa Sorenson WIWD and Wetlands Coordinator Lynn Gape Director of Education and Communications, BNT For further information please contact Anita Knowles at 367-2721 or will be conducting an importantBird Area Monitoring and Surveying WorkshopDates: September 29 October 4 Location: Friends Office Featuring S t e i n e r H H o u s e T T r e a s u r e C C a y R R o a d 4 BR,2 1/2 BA $ 8 0 9 0 0 0 B a h a m a B B e a c h C C l u b 2039, Deluxe Beach-front Condo 3 BR,2 BA $ 8 5 0 0 0 0 G a l l e o n B B a y C C a n a l Waterfront Homesite $ 3 0 3 0 0 0 S a n d D D o l l a r 2BR, 2B, Beach front Condo, under renovations $ 4 6 2 5 0 0 H e l e n s P P o i n t G G a l l e o n B B a y Waterfront 4 BR,3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $ 1 3 8 8 0 0 0 G a l l e o n B B a y R R o a d Homesite overlooking Treasure Cay Marina $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 S a n d B B a n k s H H a r b o u r Up to 10 Acres Available. Pr ice upon request T w i n P P a l m s B B r i g a n t i n e C C a n a l Home, 3 BR 2BA pool and dock $ 8 7 0 0 0 0 E a r l y L L i g h t R R o y a l P P o i n c i a n a 2 BR, 2BA Condo on Treasure Cay beach $ 6 9 5 0 0 0 A t l a n t i s 2 2 2 0 2 2 BR, 2 BA Condo with 25' wide boat slip, including boat lift $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 U N D E R C C O N T R A C T A t l a n t i s 2 2 0 3 2 BR, 2 BA Condo with 15' wide slip, shares private breezeway with 2202 $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 U N D E R C C O N T R A C T More Local Government at Work ing and mechanic classes, adding the latter two to the curriculum. The eastern campus was severely damaged last year and has not been repaired. It housed the woodworking classes. Administrator Rolle was reminded to contact the residents of Sweetings Village regarding the collection of matching funds for the paving of the roads in that area. Government has agreed to pay half the cost or $420,625.08. Owners of the estimated 400 lots are being asked to each contribute $1500 to make up the other half. Another concern is the situation of five major commercial docks still not fixed in the harbour of Marsh Harbour since they were destroyed by the surge of Hurricane Jeanne. Mr. Dale Hill, Chairman of the local Port Authority, was charged to contact the owners and see that the docks be repaired or dismantled. The junk yard developing on the road to Spring City was discovered to belong to Raleigh Butler, owner of Butlers Funeral Home in Nassau, who asked that it be vacated. The matter will be addressed by the Administrators office. The two Spring City Committee members expressed concerns that the many of seven new houses made available to the families at Snake Cay were not being kept to the community standards. Apparently officials are aware of this and residents are being contacted. The Administrator was asked to find out why Nassau residents are able to get Crown Land on Abaco but Abaco residents do not get answers to their applications. Chairman Key stated that the $20,000 a year budget Council receives to maintain the two schools, Central Abaco Primary and Abaco Central High, was not enough. Mr. Hill agreed to bring it up at the next Council meeting. Mr. Lowell Albury will contact the Ministry of Works concerning road repairs and pot hole patching. These are growing in size and becoming more numerous with the recent rains. Administrator Rolle discussed the Haitian communities and mentioned that in a recent meeting with the Prime Minister, he was assured that the issue will be resolved within the next two years. Land has been allocated in Central Pines for the construction of moderately priced homes for low income Bahamians which includes some of those living in the Mud area. Land would also be available for employers to build rental units for their staff here on a work permit. The vacated houses in the Mud will be bulldozed as soon as they are vacated, assured the Administrator. Mr. Rolle said the Prime Minister recognized the poor state of the Marsh Harbour airport and strongly suggested that we would see repairs to this facility by the end of the year. Mr. Christie was aware that a replacement airport could be as long as three years away and the present airport could not serve that long in its present condition. A further suggestion for the airport was for the Committee or another group to ask government to lease one or more airLocal Govt.From Page 6 Please see Local Govt. Page 17


Page 8 The Abaconian September 15, 2005 By Molly McIntosh A group of Abaco residents attended the Osh Kosh Air Show in Wisconsin in July 24 31. Over 700,000 potential guests to our islands of The Bahamas were in attendance over the week long 52nd annual EAA Air Venture Show. Abaco was very well represented at this years show where the Ministry of Tourism has a large tent booth every year. Bahamas Customs and Immigration officers had their own booth inside the government building which serves to help the many private pilots see how easy it is to fly in to The Bahamas. Attending from Abaco were Molly McIntosh, Sales Manager for Bluff House Beach Hotel on Green Turtle Cay; Lynn June, Sales Manager for the Treasure Cay Resort; Michelle Steegstra, Sales Manager for Abaco Beach Resort; and Kendy Anderson from the Abaco Ministry of Tourism Office. Greg Rolle, who is the Director of Sports with Tourism was very pleased with the turnout and the response from public visiting both of The Bahamas booths at the show. Many bookings were made at the show and plans are in the works to have a computer available in the booth to facilitate easy booking during the event next year. A group of Abaconians represented The Bahamas at the BAA Air Venture Show in Osh Kosh Wisconsin in July. Pictured here are, left to right, Anthony Dean, Michelle Steegstra, Lynn June, Greg Rolle, Molly McIntosh, Kendy Anderson, Carla Bain and Earl Miller. Locals Promote Abaco at Air Show It Pays to Advertise By Portia Jonsson International Literacy Day observed on September 8th focused attention on worldwide literacy issues and needs. The importance of literacy has long been recognized: it underpins all educational achievement and is central to economic advance; it helps develop human potential and raises self-esteem. In a world of television, computers and video games, getting kids to enjoy reading may seem impossible. But as parents, we can interest youngsters in all that books offer if we choose the right ones and read with our children. You do not have to have a house overflowing with books to give your children this kind of experience. The Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay Community Libraries are home to an abundance of books, plus many other valuable resources. One of the most exciting areas in the library is the childrens section, which offers a wide variety of childrens books and magazines. Keep in mind too, that a visit to the library can help enrich your life as an adult. Whether you are seeking information or just a good read, the library has a lot to offer. Helping our children to enjoy reading is one of the most important things we can do as a parent and well worth the investment of our time and energy. Kids will learn reading skills in school, but often they come to associate reading with work, not pleasure. As a result, they lose their desire to read. And it is that desire the curiosity and interest that is the cornerstone to using reading and related skills successfully. By far the most effective way to encourage our children to love books and reading is to read aloud to them, and the earlier we start, the better. Even a baby of a few months can see pictures, listen to your voice and turn cardboard pages. Make this time together a special time when we hold our kids and share the pleasure of a story without the distractions of television or telephones. You may be surprised to find that a wellwritten childrens book is often as big a delight to you as it is to the kids. And do not stop taking the time to read aloud once your children have learned to read for themselves. At this stage, encourage them to read to you some of the time. This shared enjoyment will continue to strengthen your childrens interest and appreciation. Simply having books, magazines and newspapers around your home will help children to view them as part of daily life. And your example of reading frequently and enjoying it will reinforce that view.Getting Children Interested in ReadingViewpoint . Please see Reading Page 14


September 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 !COMMERCIAL DOCKS!PRIVATE DOCKS!SEA WALL CONSTRUCTION!BOAT LIFTS!DOCK 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 Constr Constr Constr Constr Constr uction uction uction uction uction Green Turtle Cay OfficeP.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Email: Chris Farrington BRIOffice (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697Treasure 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 $1,750,000 Coco BayDeep water lot with a dredged channel. Spectacular views of the bay, ideal for a future dock. $498,000 BeachfrontBeautiful 1.5 acre plot located on a 2.5 mile white sandy beach. 100 ft. of frontage with elevations for magnificent views. $550,000 Sold! 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 $895,000 plus 14% closing 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 White SoundOne acre lots on White Sound with good elevations and magnificent views of the harbour. Last two remaining lots on White Sound. Sold! Big BluffHilltop lot with panoramic views of White Sound. Near to resorts and beaches. $297,000 Sold! Coco BayGood investment property located near Coco Bay. The property consists of 1.5 acres of elevated land with natural foliage. $350,000 Building Lots1/4 acre and acre lots located near resort and beaches. Prices start at $59,000 Sea-to-Sea with a dock3.6 acre plot with over 135’ of beautiful beachfront extending to a protected bay with your own private dock. $1,500,000 New three bedroom two bathLocated in a quiet residential neighborhood. Near to beach and docking facilities. Large deck with swimming pool for those hot summer days. $665,000 New! House with beach & dock This unusual two bedroom two bath home has its own private beach and dock. The dock will accommodate yachts up to 50’ with 6’ draft. House is situated on a 40’ hilltop with panoramic views of the island and Coco Bay. Offered at $2,300,000 New Listing! Waterfront acreage Sand Banks. Over 4.5 acres of cultivated land with mature fruit trees including 250’ of water frontage. Property is situated at Sand Banks and consists of 2.55 acres on the seaside of the road and 2.03 acres on the inland side of the road. Offered at $300,000 Best Beach on the Island! 1.5 acre beachfront lot with 130 ft. of gorgeous beach. Lot has an elevated hilltop and over 500 ft. deep to the beach. This is one of the last remaining lots of this kind available on the island. Offered at $750,000 Lot with beach and dock, large two-acre lot with 40’ elevations sloping down to your own private dock and beach. Dock is in excellent condition and has a dredged channel for deeper draft boats. This lot is just ready to build that dream house and enjoy the island life. Offered at $750,000 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties • New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 • Fax 242-366-0434 Do You Have a Student Away at School?We want to include them in our list of students. With phone service disrupted, we may not be able to contact you. Fill out this sheet and get it to our office with a photo. Or phone us at 367-3202 or fax us at 367-3201 Name of student __________________________________ Name of school ___________________________________ Location of school ________________________________ What year in school _______________________________ Name of parents or guardians _______________________ Phone number of parents ___________________________ Home town of student ______________________________ High school attended _______________________________ Rebuilding After Hurricane Jeanne Is this the South Pacific? No! This tropical water front building will be the Conch Crawl Bar and Restaurant on the harbour of Marsh Harbour. The new building will be opening soon and promises a great view and tropical atmosphere. By Lindsey Delaplaine The nonprofit group, Friends of the Environment, is working to increase the scope and efficiency of their recycling efforts of aluminum cans on Abaco. Currently, thanks to the efforts of Friends’ volunteers, there are four recycling bins on Abaco: two in Marsh Harbour (one located between Solomon’s and Every Child Counts and one in the back of Abaco Shopping Centre), one in Hope Town and one in Man-O-War. Mr. Reggie Knowles, who is partnering with Friends in this effort, also maintains two additional bins, one in Green Turtle and one in Treasure Cay. Everyone is encouraged to help in this effort by putting aluminum cans, and aluminum cans only – no trash – in the bins. How do you know if its aluminum? According to Mr. Knowles, if you can crush the can with your hand, it’s aluminum. Although the bins have often been overflowing in the past, creating an un-Friends Steps Up Recycling Effortssightly problem, new steps have been taken to make sure this problem does not continue. According to Cha Boyce, chair of the Friends’ recycling committee, a new location for storing the cans has been found, which will allow for timely pickup of the cans in the future. There they will wait until Mr. Knowles can crush them into blocks, preparing them for transport to the United States and a trip to the recycling center. Mrs. Bernadette Harding with the Ministry of Tourism has volunteered to help transport the cans until each bin can be adopted by a local business, church or civic group. Anyone interested in helping with the effort or adopting a bin should contact Friends of the Environment at 367-2721. Friends also plans on increasing the number of bins in the area. A new bin will be located in Central Pines soon and Friends hopes to start placing recycling bins in schools during this school year.


Page 10 The Abaconian September 15, 2005 TREASURE CAYSHOPPING CENTER € OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 8AM-6PM & SUNDAY 9AM-1PM € CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTEDMORE PRODUCTS NEWLY RENOVATED Come and see whats new at Solomons Treasure Cay (formerly Treasure Cay Mini-mart) ONE STOP SHOPyou can have it all More of what you need in Treasure Cay


September 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 #8928. Secluded 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. 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 #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 Cooper’s Town, North Abaco. Cooper’s Town has all infrastructure, including Government medical facility, schools and grocery shops. $154,900COOPER’S TOWN#9510: Greenland Bay. Gorgeous, unspoiled beach front, dazzling white sand, rolling grassland interior. Parcels encompass 100 to 200 feet on the beach, depth of +/300’. 30 miles south of Marsh Harbour. Only one parcel may be sold in each instance; the entire acerage is not offered a whole. Starting at $ 120,000. GREENLAND BAY#9770: Leisure Lee. Lovely, oversized wooded home site containing 18,204 sq. ft. Inland location, road-to-road site with possible views of canal system and the Sea of Abaco if buyer “builds up”. A greenway borders one boundary making the site secluded and private. $68,500. LEISURE LEE #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 ISLAND #9486: Rare homesite located on the secluded peninsula of Eastern Shores. Eastern Shores. Property runs sea-to-sea, 70' on the protected “Creek”, western boundry runs 120', eastern boundary 133'. Serious inquiries only, please.EASTERN SHORES #9662. Treasure Cay. Located in Galleon Bay of Treasure Cay, this approx. 10,000 sq.ft. site is located on Windward Beach Drive. Sea of Abaco views are in store for the lucky buyer. Build up on “stilts” for views on all levels and added protection. Well-priced for a quick sale $60,000.TREASURE CAY UNDER CONTRACT #9756. NEW! Lovely, oversized home site in Casuarina Beach Estates. Located at the end of a schedule cul-de-sac and directly on the golf course. Great investment for the future!. Price to sell at $45,000.TREASURE CAY#9092: 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 culde-sac location. Fully furnished, this won’t last long! REDUCED! $285,000. DUNDAS TOWN #9601. NEW! Building site situated in Anchorage Estates, the perfect location for a small multi-family project. Located adjacent to the round-about, this 14,000 sq.ft. lot is zoned muti-family and could be developed for a small boutique style resort. $72,000.TREASURE CAY #9323. NEW! Just built never lived in! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, nicely detailed with arched interior doorways, tile and modern fully equipped kitchen. The perfect starter home for a young family. Near Government high school and all conveniences of town living. $165.000MURPHY TOWN UNDER CONTRACT #3646: Two nice side-by-side home sites just 300 feet from Eight Mile Bay Beach. Good elevation, cleared and ready to build. Buy both for a generous building envelope and ‘build up’ for Atlantic Ocean views and breezes. $41,000 each.BAHAMA PALM SHORES


Page 12 The Abaconian September 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 Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks refilled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traffic Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 Explore the Golden R Golden R Golden R Golden R Golden R eef eef eef eef eef and find a delightful array of resort-wear fashions, Abaco Gold jewellery and other fine gold jewellery to dazzle you, art prints, and many other souvenirs and gifts to take back home to remind you of your visit with us. Located in the heart of New Plymouth Green Turtle Cay on Parliament Street Tel: (242) 365-4511 Port AuthorityDale Hill, Chairman Wenzel McBride, Deputy Chairman Brandon Thompson Timothy Roberts Neil Adderley Brent Brooks Paul SwainLicencing AuthorityEugene Dawkins, Chairman Glenn Russell, Deputy Chairman Doug Evans George Martin William Newbold Rockling Bootle Leonard EdgecombeTourism Advisory BoardBrenda Sawyer, Chairman Colon Curry, Deputy Chairman Gwen Martin Debbie Roldan Adamae Deveaux Bobby Jones Shawn RobinsTown Planning CommitteeWilliam Swain, Chairman Robert Claridge, Deputy Chairman Mark Roberts Sidney Albury Faron Newbold Gilbert Davis Larry WilliamsHotel Licencing BoardChris Smith, Chairman Clarington Anderson, Deputy Chairman Cecil Ingraham Brenda Claridge Wynsome Ferguson Karen Antonio Alfredo CornishRoad Traffic BoardMarcus Bethel Danny Sawyer Suluke Innocent Glenn McDonaldCentral Abaco Board Members Port Authority BoardCharlie Mills, Chairman OÂ’Donald McIntosh, Deputy Chairman Charles Jones Elmore Sawyer Ronald Russell Michael Nairn Cliff BootleTown Planning BoardWayne Sands, Chairman Kenneth Major, Deputy Chairman James Baillou Robert Edgecombe Rodney LaRoda Earnest Williams Curtis CooperNorth Abaco Board MembersLicensing Authority BoardJackson McIntosh, Chairman Hiram McIntosh, Deputy Chairman William Davis Ronald Bootle Prince Bodie Nicole Rolle Laura Lee DavisHotel Licensing AuthorityIva McIntosh, Chairman Hayward Thomas, Deputy Chairman Kenvin Jones Terece Bethel Nigel Bootle Sabrina Russell Burnell WilliamsRoad Traffic AuthorityJenson Edgecombe Stafford Symonette Board Members Are NamedBy Mirella Santillo Abaco artists are organizing a silent auction on September 23rd to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. All artists are invited to donate an art piece that will be auctioned at Java Coffee House at 5:30 p.m. Whether you are a painter, a sculptor, whether you make jewelry or crafts items, They urge you to give something that will help bring relief to the victims of the hurricane. Donations can be brought to any of the following art galleries: Java Coffee House phone 367-5523, WrackerÂ’s phone 367-0197 or Blue Sky Gallery phone 3670579. For additional details you may contact Harriet McDonald at 367-4569. All the proceeds will be donated to the local Red Cross Chapter to be forwarded to the Red Cross in New Orleans, Louisiana. You will be able to bid on works from your favorite artist and discover some you did not know. There will be foods and drinks, so mark the date in your calendar for not only an evening of goodwill but also of socializing and fun.Artists Will Donate for Katrina


September 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13By Jim Kaighin The Marsh Harbour Sailing Club drew good numbers for its first event of the 2005 2006 season. Eight sailors including some newcomers competed in the informal nine-race regatta. It took a while to get the first race started after numerous break-downs, but then the we completed nine races quickly. We started the day with heavy winds, but as the sun went down, so did the winds. Jim Kaighin won all races but one, followed by Charlie Cooke and Randy Key. Kellie Janes finished a respectable 4th. Who was that #20? We plan to sail again in two weeks. We also plan to have some joint regattas with the Hope Town Sailing Club that has a fleet of remote control Lasers. We wish to give a special thanks to Lisa Evans for running our races and handling the scoring, along with Kellie Janes for setting the marks. For more information about remote control Lasers or Sunfish racing, call Jim Kaighin at 367-3086. PlaceName Points 1stJim Kaighin 8 2ndCharlie Cooke18 3rdRandy Key28 4thKellie Janes36 5thScott Pinder39 6thAndrew Janes43 7thVictor Roberts45 8thDoug Evans46Regatta Features R/C Sunfish Remember to Buckle UpTown PlanningAnselm Woodside, Chairman Ron Fox, Deputy Chairman Elisha Pinder Donald Pinder, Jr. Rex Albury Kenneth Albury Alex BainLicensingShavonne Bain, Chairman George Riviere, Deputy Chairman Richard Sawyer David Lightbourn Erica Lightbourn Arthur Lightbourn James WilliamsPort AuthorityFerdinand Burrows Chairman Robert Albury, Deputy Chairman Albert Russell Dwight Pinder William Adderley Michael BethelHotel LicencingVernita Walker, Chairman Melinda Roker, Deputy Chairman Theodore Carroll Sandra Albury Kathyann Sawyer Shanique Bain Jesse BainSouth Abaco Board MembersRoad TrafficFrank Hepburn Stanley White More Board Members


Page 14 The Abaconian September 15, 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 $556,000 +12% 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 AVAILABLE 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 SOLD Congratulations to both Molly McIntosh and Lynn Johnson for being elected as Directors of the Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board. Molly is the Sales Manager of the Bluff House Beach Hotel and this is her fifth year on the board. Lynn is the General Manager of the Green Turtle Club. The Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board is dedicated to increasing tourism for its members and spurring economic growth for the Out Islands while enhancing and protecting the ecological beauty. If you are interested in becoming a BOIPB member, contact Molly or Lynn or call the Promotion Board at 954-475-8315. Pictured at the annual general meeting of the BOIPB are Molly McIntosh, Ellison (Tommy) Thompson, Lynn Johnson. Mr. Thompson has recently been appointed the Deputy Director General of Tourism for The Bahamas. Two Abaconians Are Named Directors of Out Island Promotion BoardWhile your children are still very small, it is a good idea to start a home library for them, even if it is just a shelf or two. How you handle books will eventually influence how your kids treat them. Children imitate, so if they see that you enjoy reading and treat book gently and with respect, it is likely that they will do the same. If your children are school-aged, keep in mind that the school library is an excellent source for a wide variety of materials. Encourage your kids to bring home books from their school library for pleasure as well as for their studies. It is never too late to try to get children to catch the reading bug. Two rules for getting kids to read: Early and Often. ReadingFrom Page 8


September 15, 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 INVESTMENT www.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 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 15, 2005 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020New at Auskell: Mammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. 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 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: By Mirella Santillo Abaco artists are organizing a silent auction on September 23rd to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. All artists are invited to donate an art piece that will be auctioned at Java Coffee House at 5:30 p.m. Whether you are a painter, a sculptor, whether you make jewelry or crafts items, They urge you to give something that will help bring relief to the victims of the hurricane. Donations can be brought to any of the following art galleries: Java Coffee House phone 367-5523, Wrackers phone 367-0197 or Blue Sky Gallery phone 367-0579. For additional details you may contact Harriet McDonald at 3674569. All the proceeds will be donated to the local Red Cross Chapter to be forwarded to the Red Cross in New Orleans, Louisiana. You will be able to bid on works from your favorite artist and discover some you did not know. There will be foods and drinks, so mark the date in your calendar for not only an evening of goodwill but also of socializing and fun.Artists Will Donate for Katrina By Mirella Santillo One could not help but be reminded of Hurricane Frances during the weekend of September 4th as we were visited for two days by a tropical storm, later to be named Ophelia. The winds were high and the rain aplenty, but that stormy weather was nothing compared to what the island suffered last year on that same day. While watching the palm trees sway and listening to the noise of the pelting rain on the roofs, it was impossible not to relive the nonstop pouring rain that Hurricane Frances unloaded on us and the tremendous wind that uprooted so many trees and took away so many roofs. On September 4th, 2004, at approximately 6 p.m. her first gales were reaching Sandy Point and for the next 36 hours, she relentlessly hovered over Abaco, one of the slowest hurricanes to pass over us. September is usually the height of our hurricane season with two of them visiting last year during that month. Hurricane Jeanne had a surge that destroyed many of the docks and flooded businesses in Marsh Harbour. It came barely three weeks after Frances. A year later nearly all the settlements have been repaired and cleaned and nature is more flourishing than ever, offering a spectacle of lush green and flowers everywhere. However, the season will not be over until the end of October, and until then we are hoping to be spared another disaster.September: One Year Since Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne


September 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 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 AB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO REVERSE OSMOSISSEA WATER DESALINATORS MAKE DRINKING WATER FROM SEAWATER Advanced Water Engineering, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment including our REVERSE OSMOSIS. We are re-introducing our equipment to the Bahamas. Residential and small boat sizes from 100 to 20,000 gallons per day.Pricing starts at $2,300.00 We also stock: pumps membranes filters test kits cistern liners poly tanks cat pumps cat parts fittingsADVANCED WATER ENGINEERING, INCIndian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Tel: (321) 777-4909 Fax: (321) 773-8338e-mail: DISTRIBUTORS WANTED CALL OR E-MAIL FOR PRICES 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 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 beautiful home across from Tilloo Cut with 2 kings / 2 baths / queen loft. Gorgeous view, convenient location, private boat slip, central A/C, turn key, rental history. By owner 242-366-0266 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, on road. $180,000 Call 367-4963, 367-4143, 559-9603 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 acres, sea to sea. Generator, battery and solar powered. $2 million. Call 508-540-3240 or e-mail 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 Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or Lubbers Quarters vacation rentals, secluded, privately owned coastal cottage, 15 min. boat ride from Marsh Harbour. RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 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 Your Ad Could Be HereCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201Treasure Cay area 6.5+ acres available on Sea of Abaco, cleared, boat ramp, two fresh water wells, highway frontage. Small marina a possibility. Road from highway to ocean. Property located between Treasure Cay airport and entrance to Treasure Cay. For information call 305-238-2459 NO BROKERSport facilities, parking for example, and begin charging for the service. At the conclusion of the three-hour meeting, it was voted to place speed bumps in front of Snappas and the Conch Inn to slow drivers down. Mr. Robert Claridge agreed to take care of their installation. After deliberations it was decided to build the speed bumps with bricks for aesthetics and wide enough so they double as pedestrian crossings. Mr. Roger Delancy will investigate the installation of three more traffic lights on Don MacKay Boulevard. Local Govt.From Page 7 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS!Let Our Graphic Artist Design Your LogoAbaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping CenterTel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri. It Pays toAdvertise


Page 18 The Abaconian September 15, 2005 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 Worship11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids Korner9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time12:10 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Friday Youth Night (high school & up)7:30 p.m. Pastors/Leaders Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe Youth Pastor: Brooks Russell For Directions call 242-367-3324 We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and Send________________________________ Diane FletcherChartered AccountantFinancial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software Installation &Training Specializing in Restaurant and Point of Sale Softwaredfletcher@coralwave.comWorking with you in AbacoNassau Cellular 359-3207 Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839 Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar Island Phar macy macy macy macy macyPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 p.m. Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph/Fax 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. Business Service Directory Call 367-4585 or Fax 367-3091 MAGARIMS CONSTRUCTION CO.Licensed Contractor Large or Small JobsCall 357-6970 or 367-0246 Bargain Car RentalsThe Newest and Finest Car Rental Co. Low Rates High Quality ServiceBargain Parts FinderYour #1 store for Auto Parts (Windshields, Bumper, Lights, etc.) Delivery within 96 hrs. Call us today Ph: 367-0500 Next to Abaco Wholesale Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour For All Your Termite Problems CallAlburys Pest ControlSince 1979 Now Serving AbacoPh: 242-325-3643 Fax: 242-326-5730 Cell: 427-3651 Simon 557-2008 Billy Want More Business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-32012003 All Abaco Regatta Brings Back MemoriesThe Lady Nathalie is a Class A compeititor of the Abaco Rage. The crew of the Abaco Rage provides ballast by hanging overboard on pries


September 15, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19 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 Reliable babysitting or elderly health care services Call 367-5137 or 367-2906 Ask for Mrs. Davis EMPLOYMENT PPORTUNITIES23 Albury 2004 CC, Mercury 225 Optimax, VHF, color GPS, plotter, depth, compass, Ttop, rocket launchers, DUTY PAID. $56,000 772-263-1031 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 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 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 SALE12 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 20 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 Albury 2002, CC, Yamaha 200 HP 2 stroke, Bimini top, spray rails, fresh water, DUTY PAID. $36,000 Call 772-263-1031 20 Shamrock cuddy cabin 220 HP V8 inboard, f/w cooled. Harding double axle trailer. DUTY PAID Boat kept in dry storage. $12,000 Call Dale 365-4359 or Bill 365-4319 21 Paramount 90 HP Mercury $1100. Please call Amos 367-3965 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: BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE89 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 94 Buick Lesablra & 97 Buick Lesabra. Mint condition. Contact Freddy at 551-4186 96 Lincoln Continental 4 door, 66,000 miles, power everything, leather, V-8, clean, $10,000 OBO Ph 366-0684 or 477-5877 Greg 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 BUSINESS FOR SALEIce Cream Parlour, great location. Intersted persons should call 367-2831Wanted to Rent a substantial dock or mooring in Man-O-War for a 48', 25 ton, classic motorsailer, long term, each winter, Dec. to April. Call Bob at (519) 899-2401 Canada before October 15. MARINE ITEMS FOR RENTP.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 MERCHANDISE FOR SALEvestigate the circumstances since a minor is involved. The incident occurred about 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning when the two got into an argument and St. Vil was stabbed in the chest. He died about an hour later in the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic. The teenage girl was represented at the arraignment by lawyer Godfrey Pinder. ArraignmentFrom Page 1 Hunting is the main reason of the trip, but it is also a get together with people who have been taking the trip for a number of consecutive years, some as many as 40 years. It is actually not an all boys occasion as a few wives regularly accompany their husbands. HuntingFrom Page 1 The hunters are happily welcomed on Andros as every year they spend generously on food, gas, rentals and provide tempoABACO INTERNET & COMMUNICATIONS SERVICESWe specialize in CCTV Systems, Access Control, Alarm Systems, Gate Operators and Magnetic Door Locks.We also monitor Alarm Systems and CCTV Systems for your Home and Business, as well as connect Remote Office Networks and Phone Lines and/or Extensions. SECURING AND CONNECTING YOUR WORLD HONEST RELIABLE DEPENDABLEPhone/ Fax: 242-367-6245 Mobile: rary jobs for pick-ups, one or two for each hunter. We probably spend close to $100,000 between us during these two weeks said Mr. Malone. The hunters will be back on Abaco on October 10th. Drive SafelyWatch for School Children These three ducks are fully protected.


Page 20 The Abaconian September 15, 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. Fabulous Ocean views. #AB161 NEW LISTING $1,100,000. "Casa Bueno" 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 LISTING Bill JohnstonEstate Agent Marsh Harbour Little HarbourTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6674 e.mail: Derek A. Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 367-4608 Cell: (242) 357-6856 e.mail: dereklee@oii.netMarsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 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 $1,750,000 "Jaffa" Neil G. AberleEstate Agent Marsh Harbour Central CaysTel: (242) 367-5452 Cell: (242) 422-9331 e.mail: NEW AGENT! Chris AlburyEstate AgentMan-O-War Marina Man-O-War CayTel: (242) 365-6008 e.mail: NEW AGENT! 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: faron@hgchristie.comGreen 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"Elbow Cay 2 Two Storey Waterfront Homes. A total of 9 bedrooms, 8 baths in 4,000 sq.ft. Set up as four separate rental units with great history. About 1 1/2 Acres with 170' of Sea of Abaco frontage. Furnished. Fabulous views. Private dock. #AB141 Each Home Separately $975,000. The Complete Estate $1,925,000. "Twin Dolphin Point" 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 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 $925,000. "Hope Town Apartments" Marsh 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" 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 LISTINGScotland Cay 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1,815 sq.ft. home. 630 sq.ft of covered and open decks. Sited on two lots for a total of 1.04 Acres. Central Air, 2 Golf Carts. Auxiliary Generator Great Ocean Views. Fully Furnished #AB162 NEW LISTING $635,000. "Green Door" 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 LISTINGElbow Cay Buttonwood Bay -2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 1,056 sq.ft home on 1/3 acre Over 600 sq.ft. of Covered verandahs and deck. Excellent design and use of space. Convenient location. Great View. Furnishe d # AB88 NEW LISTING $399,500. NEW LISTING "demwells" Great Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay and North AbacoSand 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 "All you need to know about real estate in The Bahamas!" The Bahamas Oldest and most extensive real estate service Global Exposure Local Expertise Over eighty years of se rvice Bahamas Largest Real Estate Data Base The largest number of luxury property listings in Abaco The most extensive geographically distributed and best tr ained active agent network in Abaco The most professional, best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas Agents' own vessels for convenie nt access to all areas. HOMES The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES SALES RENTALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS Telephone: (242) 367 5454Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamase.mail: abaco@hgchristie.com9/15/05 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 Man-O-Wat Cay "Utopia" 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 $1,400,00 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

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