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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 19, OCTOBER 1st, 2005 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction Two Shipping Companies MergeRivals Come Together to Provide Expanded ServiceArtists Donate to Assist Katrina VictimsMarsh Harbour Shipping and United Abaco Shipping are merging to create Abaco Shipping which will offer expanded service and a more flexible schedule to their customers. On the bridge of the Triton Express Ray Weatherford representing Marsh Harbour Shipping and Randy Key representing United Abaco Shipping agree that this will prove to be beneficial to all. In the background is the Duke of Topsail, their boat that sails between Florida and Marsh Harbour. In one of the larger local business deals in the history of Abaco, two rival companies have merged by consolidating their operations to better service to its customers. United Abaco Shipping and Marsh Harbour Shipping have come to an agreement and formed a joint management company, Abaco Shipping, combining services and bringing many years of experience together. For the time being separate offices will be maintained while the new company works to make the merger as smooth as possible. There will little apparent change to their customers. This merger is the culmination of years of serving Abaco. Both companies are completely Abaco-owned, home grown companies that have worked to build respected, service-oriented businesses. Altogether, the management has more than 140 years experience in the marine shipping industry. This new company brings together a mixture of assets which will allow improved shipping schedules to serve Abaco better, particularly those on the cays. Most freight will be containerized, the way most freight is shipped now. Freight that is less than a trailer load will be containerized.Company Heads Agree to MergeAbaco artists donated a variety of art work for a silent auction held on September 23 at Java Coffee Shop in Marsh Harbour. The funds raised will be donated to the Red Cross to aid victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed the evening and bid high on the artwork and raised $3565. See story on page 26..Central Pines Cleans Their CommunityAs part of the International Coastal Clean-up Program, residents of Central Pines Estates in Dundas Town had a major clean-up campaign on September 17. They cleaned road verges and the school yard at Central Abaco Primary School. The Coastal Clean-up Program is coordinated on Abaco by the Ministry of Tourism, Abaco office, and Friends of the Environment. See story on page 18. Please see Abaco Shipping Page 23 By Richard E. Fawkes As part of his campaign to gather “hands-on knowledge of the community” and to “hear directly from residents what their major concerns are,” ASP Wayne Miller conducted a walkabout in Murphy Town between 1 and 4 o’clock on September 17. “The police might think that a certain community is mostly concerned with drugs or guns,” Mr. Miller said after talking to several residents who had told him they wanted something done about noisy motorbikes racing up and down the main street throughout the day and night. “But as you can see, we just learned their mainPolice Conducted a Walkabout in Murphy Town Please see Walkabout Page 2


Page 2 The Abaconian October 1, 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 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 concern right now is the bikes.” As if to underscore the complaint, a young man who lives a good distance south of the Central Abaco area was visibly surprised as he gunned his show-off spanking-new, high-powered off-road bike high toward Mr. Miller’s entourage in front of H & M Sporting Bar. The young man, who was not wearing a helmet, sheepishly obeyed an officer’s signal to stop and listened with bowed head to a lecture and warning before turning slowly around and driving off under the speed limit. Mr. Miller explained that in an effort to make the walkabouts more effective as “personal” policing undertakings, he and his officers had been refining them as joint exercises with local government representatives, other community and church leaders and representatives from other government agencies. This walkabout was coordinated by Corp. Edison Lewis, who has been assigned Murphy Town as his personal policing area, another of Mr. Miller’s initiatives to make the police more visible and approachable in the respective communities. Mr. Miller was accompanied by attorney Jewel Major, a consultant to the newly formed Urban Renewal Department in the Ministry of Housing and National Insurance; Elaine Martinborough, Urban Renewal’s newly appointed officer-in-charge for Abaco; Cubell “Star” Davis, Central Abaco District Chief Councillor who is also Murphy Town’s Committee chairperson; Central Abaco pastors Leroy Thompson of the Church of God Cathedral, Alphonso Lewis of Victory Tabernacle and Junior Williams of Bethany Gospel Chapel; and Cleveland Dawkins, president of the Murphy Town Association. Ms. Major has been visiting Abaco periodically over the last several months as part of an initiative by the Urban Renewal Department’s predecessor, the Urban Renewal Commission, to help develop a task force on the Haitian immigrant commu-Community Policing Takes Officers into Towns WalkaboutFrom Page 1 Walkabout officials talk with Murphy Town resident Mena Bootle in front of her home on September 19. Left to right are attorney Jewel Major, consultant to the Urban Renewal Department; ASP Wayne Miller, officer-in-charge, Abaco; Elaine Martinborough, officerin-charge, Abaco Urban Renewal Office; Mrs. Bootle; and Res. Sgt. Beatrice Moxey, vice-principal of Central Abaco Primary School. Please see Police Page 23


October 1, 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: 242-477-5821MARSH 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.NEAR CHEROKEE! NEW LISTING LITTLE HARBOUR Beautifully elevated building site with panoramic views. 52 feet of waterfront on Hurricane Hole (entrance to the harbour). 50 ft of water in the pond very protected for docking. Access by water or by road. US$280,000. Internet Ref. #2990 Call Kerry Sullivan 242-366-0163. 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. #2509!Two Waterfront villas in Hope Town Village!Each with 2 bed 2 baths upstairs & spacious living areas downstairs!Short walk to white sand beach!Fully furnished, R/O water system!Back-up generator, laundry bldg.!Professionally landscaped!Excellent rental history$1,490,000 for bothKerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “RUDY’S PLACE RESTAURANT”!Internet Ref. #2681!Well established, fully licensed restaurant and bar!Manager’s house – 840 sq. ft.!6 lots totaling 1.3 acres!Fabulous elevation with endless views of the Sea of Abaco, the lighthouse, and the Atlantic Ocean!Dock access!Exellent for further development$1,500,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163OCT. 1, 2005 More Exclusive Listings in Section B Page 3 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION ONE!Internet Ref. #2753!Charming duplex!2 bed 1 bath downstairs!1 bed 1 bath upstairs!Second floor balcony!Attached Garage!Spacious 15,000 sq. ft. lot!Sandy beach nearby!Peaceful environment with native Bahama parrot habitat$250,000 Laurie Schreiner: 242-367-5046 LUBBERS QUARTERS HOTEL RESORT!Internet Ref. #2644!Own a business in paradise!!4 Fully equipped furnished homes on six lots!240 feet of sandy beachfront!200 foot dock/Four 20’ boats!Backup generator!Lush tropical gardens, Tiki huts, two cabanas & more!Established turn-key operation$2,900,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 LUBBERS QUARTERS “OCEANVIEW COTTAGE”!Internet Ref. #2849!Secluded 2b/2b hillside home!50 ft. above sea-level with Spectacular sea views!French doors opening onto screened, wrap around porch!Energy efficient Solar powered home with propane appliances!Hardwood floors & Italian tiles$512,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 LONG BEACH OCEANFRONT HOME!Internet Ref. #2816!30 miles south of Marsh Hbr.!Spacious 4 bed 2.5 bath!Superior construction designed to hurricane standards with 12 foot in-ground piers, 4’ supporting piers & 18 inch concrete foundation!Excellent elevation with panoramic oceanviews!Hardwood floors & more$649,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-367-5046 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “SILVER PLUME”!Internet Ref. #2649!Spectacular ocean views!Island Style elevated home!2 bedrooms 2 baths!Cozy V-joint wood interior!Tiled floors!Wrap around deck with views of Hope Town lighthouse and the sea!Ground level outdoor shower$875,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “SWEET HAVEN” Four bed 2 bath home in White Sound, built as a duplex easy to convert back. Good elevation, large yard, no zoning. New Bermuda roof, ocean view and wrap around deck. Excellent rental potential. $375,000. Internet Ref. #2825 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “LAS OLAS”!Internet Ref. #2871!Oceanfront cottage!Near the Sea Spray Resort!2 bedrooms 1 bath!950 sq. ft. living space!Terracotta tiled floors!Panel wood interior!Wrap around deck!Ocean views & surf!Natural beauty & tranquility$875,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN HARBOUR “SWEETING’S LANDING”!Internet Ref. #2911!3b/2b harbour front home with additional water front lot kitty corner to the property!1300 square feet plus 2nd floor bonus space!Quality construction 7 years old!Covered & screened sitting porch!Excellent docking space!Nicely landscaped$1,800,000 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163 NEW LISTING NEW TILLOO CAY A VIEW FROM EVERY ROOM!!!!Internet Ref. #2886!Waterfront residence!5 bedrooms 4 baths!Two private Master Suites!Large kitchen, open to Great Room!Expansive decks!Deepwater dock w/ boatlift!1.8 Acre Property$1,800,000Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “LADY BUG LOFT”!Internet Ref. #1975!Overlooking Tahiti Beach!3 bed 2 bath 1600 sq. ft. two storey island home!2nd floor loft with fabulous views of Sea of Abaco!Wrap around deck!Central A/C!Spacious 21,113 sq. ft. lot!Private dock slip$920,000 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “HILL TOP”!Internet Ref. #2855!Beautifully restored 3 bed 1 bath heritage home!Double lot on highest elevation in Hope Town Village!One block off the water!Panoramic views from 144 sq. ft. roof top gazebo!Lush tropical garden & very private outdoor living space$850,000 Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY LOYALIST COTTAGE!Internet Ref. #2967!Beachfront location with Atlantic Ocean views!2 bedrooms 1 bath!Hardwood floors!Screened in porch w/views!Lush tropical 5,000 sq. ft. lot!The town of Hope Town is just steps away!Great Rental History$690,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 NEW LISTINGUNDER CONTRACT HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY DORROS COVE SUB.!Internet Ref. #2987!Island Cottage, 2 bed 2 bath!Panoramic ocean views!Half acre hilltop lot!1,200 sq. ft. living space!V-joint Cypress interior!Central A/C & Mexican tiles!400 sq ft detached garage!New 30 KW generator!Deeded Dock Slip & more$1,100,000Jane Patterson: 242-366-0569 NEW LISTING HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “ELBOW ROOM”!Internet Ref. #2989!100 feet of ocean front!Deeded dock slip in Marnie’s Landing very protected!3 ensuite master bedrooms!Very spacious & nicely decorated!Expansive outdoor living area with swimming pool!Central A/C, back up generator, R/O system!Excellent rental history$2,175,000Kerry Sullivan: 242-366-0163 NEW LISTING


Page 4 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 Located at waterfront on Marsh Harbour strip Marsh Harbour, AbacoOpen 11 am until 7 days a weekHapp Happ Happ Happ Happ y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y y y y yPhone: (242) 367-2278 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure CayOpen Monday Saturday : 9 am 6 pm Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241 Bahama Beach Club Builds 46 New UnitsBy Mirella Santillo In 1991 Mr. Craig Roberts came to Treasure Cay by boat from Florida for a vacation with his family. “It was love at first sight,” he exclaimed in an interview during which he was discussing his latest project, the Bahama Beach Club, phase 5. “I went back to Palm Beach, quit my job and came back to Treasure Cay a few months later to purchase the Banyan Beach Club and settle on Abaco with my family.” After running the Banyan Beach Club for a few years, Mr. Roberts become a developer. In 1999 he sold the Banyan Beach Club and bought 15 acres of prime beach front property where he began construction of the Bahama Beach Club. The first four phases comprised 11 buildings of four threebedroom/ two-bath units. All 44 apartments sold very rapidly. Phase five which is presently under construction will have 46 units, some three bedroom/ two bath units, some four bedroom/ three bath units and two custom units of five bedrooms/ four baths. It is over 80 percent sold with only eight units left. Meandering along the powdery white sand beach with the turquoise blue of the sea as a background, the development is planted with luxurious tropical vegetation for shade and privacy. There is a large pool that will be duplicated in the last phase and a restaurant/ beach bar. Phase five which started in March 2005 will be finished by late summer 2006. Built under the Hotel Encouragement Act, the club operates as a hotel and benefits from advantages such as real estate property tax exemption and customs exemption on some material. Owners must agree to include their apartment in the rental pool for nine months of the year. The minimum stay is three nights and rental starts at $ 400 per night. In spite of 40 percent rental fee charged by the club to manage the rentals, owners still expect to make a profit at the end of the year because of the popularity of Treasure Cay with vacationers. The $35 million project is not the last for developer Craig Roberts, who is already planning his next endeavor.Golf Tournament Benefits North Abaco BandBy Richard E. Fawkes The postponement of The All Abaco Regatta for the last weekend of September due to threatening weather did not prevent a group of dedicated golfers from holding their fifth annual tournament in support of Abaco charities at the Treasure Cay Golf Club on September 24. The visiting golfers normally hold their Annual Bahamas Shoot-Out Golf Tournament as the event is called, during the regatta so that participants and their spouses may also revel there. “This year we brought 51 golfers with 28 from Nassau,” said Freeport businessman Raymond H. Culmer, one of the sponsors of the event. “Last year we had 48; this is the largest number yet.” Proceeds from this year’s tournament went to the five Anglican parishes in North Abaco for purchasing instruments for a 40member youth band they are now forming. Fr. Dwight Rolle, priest-in-charge of the five churches, was on hand to receive the cheque. Father Rolle was grateful to the tournament organizers and participants for the donation which will hasten the formation North Abaco News Please see North Page 5 Construction is well underway on the building of 46 additional units of the Bahama Beach Club in Treasure Cay. Developer Craig Roberts successfully built 44 units that have proved very popular with visitors wanting a second home in that community. The beautifully landscaped, well manicured garden and inviting pool entice the residents of the completed units of the Bahama Beach Club to enjoy their surroundings that face the well publicized Treasure Cay beach.


October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 5 of the band. This will make it possible to actively involve young persons between the ages 13 and 18 in a range of activities, including acquiring the ability to read music. “I also see it as an opportunity to enrich the cultural orientation of the Church’s ministry,” Fr. Rolle told The Abaconian “and to provide an opportunity to add a Bahamian musical dimension to our rich Anglican tradition.” Mr. Culmer said in previous years, the tournament made donations to such instituMore North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 4 tions as the Hope Town Primary, Treasure Cay Primary and S.C. Bootle High schools. In the case of the latter two, the tournament donated computers. “A group of us had enjoyed coming to Treasure Cay to golf for years,” said Mr. Culmer, proprietor of New Image Discount Beauty Supplies in Freeport. “Then some of us got the idea of doing something to help charities on Abaco while enjoying golfing. We’ve been doing that for the past five years.” Mr. Culmer explained that he and Vernon Wells, proprietor of Reef Construction Ltd. in Pine Ridge, co-sponsor the tournament as individuals, not through their businesses. He said the Nassau group is organized by James Newbold, who is that team’s captain. About 13 Abaco golfers participated as a local team. Nassau took the team floating trophy, with Grand Bahama placing second and Abaco third. However, Abaco’s Stephen Pedican, manager of the host golf course, took individual second place while David Williams, also of Abaco, took third. Mr. Pedican, who is North Abaco District’s Chief Councillor, also won the purse. Dion Godet of Nassau took the individual first prize. Mr. Godet donated his prize, a Jensen 20-inch colour television, to The Bahamas Junior Golf Tournament scheduled for November at Cable Beach in Nassau. The visitors stayed at the Treasure Cay Beach Hotel. Several decided to patronize the local economy further by staying an extra day and visiting the Marsh Harbour area.Treasure Cay Has Added Security GatesBy Mirella Santillo A temporary security tent has been erected on the road into Treasure Cay just before the round -about. Two security officers man the booth, stopping cars to enquire of their whereabouts in Treasure Cay and their reason for visiting. The tent is a prelude to the permanent booths that will be replacing the welcome stone gates at the entrance of the town. The stone gates have been demolished, according to Mr. Craig Roberts, the developer of the Bahama Beach Club. The permanent booths, one on each side of the road, will be in place by the end of September. The structures will be equipped with security cameras monitoring the road. Mr. Roberts said that the security gates were his gift to the town as a gesture of gratefulness for the success he has had since moving to Treasure Cay. The security check point usually has two Father Dwight Rolle, priest-in-charge of the five Anglican churches in North Abaco, receives a donation to help purchase instruments for a youth band. Giving the check is Mrs. Raymond H. Culmer of Freeport on behalf of the 5th Annual Bahamas Shoot-Out Golf Tournament at the Treasure Cay golf course on September 24. Also pictured, left to right, are James Newbold, Nassau Team captain; Mrs. Newbold; David Williams, Abaco team; Carol Laing, fisheries officer and event organizer; Raymond H. Culmer, Freeport businessman who co-sponsors the tournament; and Stephen Pedican of the Abaco team, Treasure Cay golf course manager and North Abaco Chief District Councillor. The girl is Mr. and Mrs. Culmer’s daughter. Please see North Page 24 Subject to available stockNEW ARRIVALS!!!Sterilite Storage Stack Drawers & much more!!Specials on Tables and Store Ends Close Out Items 50 75% OFF Faultless Locks Hall & Closet 15% OFF Garden Hoses All Brands 20% OFF GE Air Conditioner 10,000 BTU Model# AGV10AE Selected Comforters 50% OFF Krylon White Spray Paint 25% Bonus 16.ozWorld Color Paint Brushes All Types 25% OFF Alkyd Undercoat Paint WHITE Gal. (Abaco Hardware Brand) 45% OFFIgloo Coolers ALL sizes 20% OFFExclusive G.E. Distributor Sales & Service Don Mackay Blvd, Marsh HarbourTel: 367-2170 ! ! Fax: 367-2928


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Page 8 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 Dave RalphThe Editor Says . Upgrading Building TechniquesThe 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: Richard Fawkes, Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lee Pinder 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 Letters to the EditorKatrina Displaced HerDear Editor, I would have written earlier but I did not have accessible internet services for a while. I am a recipient of the Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation who is technically a student refugee from the devastation Hurricane Katrina that directly hit New Orleans. Dillard University was the school I attended prior to the hurricane. Fortunately, they evacuated all of their students two days before the hurricane arrived to a safe haven away from the storm at Centenary College in Shreveport. The students were not out of harm’s way as yet; a trip that usually took five hours to complete took an exhausting 11 hours. The traffic was thick with evacuating vehicles; a tire on one of the buses exploded. After another bus was brought in to replace the tireless bus, the replacement bus actually caught on fire and burnt all the students’ bags! I can thankfully say that I was not on the flaming bus, nor did I directly endure the eye of Hurricane Katrina. After we finally arrived at Centenary College, they opened their arms to us like family, including the entire community. This act of communal kindness reminded me of my sweet home of Abaco by everyone coming together to help each other in times of need. The school housed us for about a week, and people from the community donated money, food and clothing to all the evacuees. Sleeping on the floor around 200 energetic college students was not a ball game in the park, but it actually turned out to an interesting first-time experience that I will never forget. I am currently residing at John Brown University in Arkansas. They are allowing New Orleans students to attend school for this semester. My life consisted of many dramatic moments during the past month, but it is going back to normal and I am settling in quite nicely. Yours truly, Miquell “Kelly” MillerFinds Humour in NewsDear Editor, Just finished the September 15 issue of The Abaconian Seems some of the comic section has gotten into the news section. Example: Government agrees to pay half of Sweeting Village road paving. Why should we? The Subdivision Act requires the developer to put in place infrastructure including roads to specification. What’s so special about Sweeting Village. Rip-off! Right? From the Prime Minister: the Mud and Pigeon Peas problems will be resolved in two years. In spite of many assurances, this hasn’t happened in 20 years. Does our current PM have a magic wand? Houses in the Mud and Pigeon Peas will be demolished as they are vacated. Ho! Ho! Ho! These become quarters for the latest arrivals as the more established move up (out of the Mud). On the speed bumps: Rather than build these out of bricks, why not set a couple of our (sleeping) policemen along the road. After all, they must be sleeping. You only see them occasionally as they rush to get lunch or stop for their clothes at the cleaners. Several weeks ago I saw a lady officer writing a ticket. Must have been a pretty serious violation. A oneeyed wooden Indian could probably see a whole bunch of violations at the traffic light any day of the week. Look forward to the next addition of the funny paper. A Titillated CitizenPot Holes Continue to ExpandDear Mr. Editor, I been seein some ting round town lately dat got me vex. It’s about all dis orange paint dat someone keep puttin round dem holes we got in all our roads. I figer it got to be for one of de following reasons, and maybe you knows the answer. 1) Someone gettin ready to build a house and Mr. Riviere done a survey. (Lord knows some of dem hole big enuff). 2) Someone scared dat one of dem tourist gonna fall in and never be heard from agin. (Maybe Winsomme done put de paint). 3) BEC or Batelco plantin some new poles (Half dem existin poles already in de road anyhow). 4) Publik Woiks tinkin about maybe fillin in dem holes before de paint fades away and dey can’t find dem no more. Now, Mr. Editor, I know dis ain t de most portant ting we all got to tink bout, but it been a long time since I last wrote and like I say, dis been vexing me for a while now. Thank you for your time. A Truly Vexed ReaderRude ImmigrantsDear Editor, I have lived on Abaco for the past eight years. Before my arrival I never knew that the Haitian population was of such enormity on the island. As a teenager living in Nassau, I had the opportunity to live with one of the most gifted, talented, educated, loving and generous Haitians to ever grace our shores, Mr. Andre Toussaint, God rest the dead, during the 60s and 70s. During my stay with Andre and his wonderful wife Rosemary in a house on Nassau Street, I was taught lessons, principles and love for my fellow man that I still live by today. On September 10 in Marsh Harbour, I had the misfortune of meeting the most Please see Letters Page 9 Four hurricanes passed through Florida last year while two crossed Abaco. This year two severe storms devastated the Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi coast lines. Some towns are completely wiped out leaving a barren coastal plain where buildings once stood. It is an obvious fact that well constructed buildings will withstand high winds much better than shoddy construction although there is little defense against a wind-driven sea surge against coastal buildings. There are many examples of well built homes or other buildings being unscathed whereas buildings constructed poorly have collapsed in hurricane winds. Our last editorial related to lessons that could be taken from Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. We mentioned The Bahamas Building Code and the requirement for storm shutters. Several people in the construction and insurance industry have questioned us on our source of this information. As a matter of interest we will quote the relevant paragraph found in the Third Edition of the 2003 Bahamas Building Code, Chapter 31, paragraph 3113.1 on page 31-26. “3113 Storm Shutters 3113.1 Unless exterior wall components including but not limited to structural glazing, doors and windows of enclosed buildings, are specifically designed and constructed to preserve the enclosed building envelope against wind pressures as set forth in Section 2010 of this Code, and impact loads as set forth in Chapter 20 of this Code, all such components shall be protected by engineered storm shutters .” The 2003 building code is a solid two inches of nearly 700 pages in a loose leaf notebook. It is available from the government printing office in Nassau for $125. It weighs over seven pounds and is not to be taken lightly. A companion manual of about 80 pages is available for $15 and is directed to the construction of small buildings. It contains the basic rules and construction techniques which would confront a typical Family Island contractor. It outlines the building inspection process and gives copies of the relevant forms required throughout the construction process. This manual gives basic construction lessons including the proper mix for 3,000 PSI concrete which is the minimum strength allowed. This is given using buckets for measuring for areas where pre-mixed concrete is not available. Adding water to cement, sand and gravel will make concrete but the wrong proportions will yield a weak mixture. The manual outlines the steel required in the various construction elements. Details are furnished for septic tank construction and placement. Minor reference is given to plumbing details but virtually no guidance is given concerning electrical matters which are covered in the Canadian Electrical Code which the Bahamas uses. However, all electrical work should be done by a qualified electrician. Strangely, this manual makes no reference to shutters which are a required item in the full version of the building code. These can be simple plywood inserts or manufactured shutters. Structures are being built all over Abaco’s 110 mile length and on the offshore cays. With Abaco’s expanding economy and construction boom, it is apparent that a resident engineer and a team of qualified building inspectors should be stationed on the island. Our Local Government Town Planning Board members may be qualified in routine building matters but should not be held accountable for technical and engineering details. The Board members are volunteers, generally serving for one or two years, and may not be versed in construction techniques. They should not be expected to give judgement on hurricane-resistant construction methods. They are neither required nor expected to know the details of the 700page building code. Their basic function is to review building applications for appropriateness and esthetic values in the community. They review setbacks from property lines and consider the building in context with neighbouring buildings. They study and pass judgement on the parking provisions of the project. There is a need for much education with regard to good construction methods. Contractors need to be aware of many details which would strengthen their buildings. The building inspectors need to be well versed in proper construction details. Contractors working on government contracts need much tighter controls. We have seen shoddy work on government buildings that resulted in excessive damage due to improper fastening techniques by the contractor and not discovered by the building inspector. These problems become evident after storm damage exposes the weaknesses. We would encourage the Ministry of Works to schedule seminars for contractors and building inspectors to teach acceptable building practices and demonstrate how hurricane clips are to be used, proper installation of windows and doors, and fastening techniques to keep the integrity of the building intact. The proper use and placement of reinforcing steel in concrete is more complex than just seeing that the steel is somewhere inside the concrete. We are in the beginning of a cycle of active hurricane seasons. Abaco will not always be able to dodge the bullet. We need to make sure that we have done all we can to protect ourselves. We realize that a severe Category 5 storm will cause catastrophic damage that even the best construction methods might not withstand. But for all other storms, we need to be as prepared as possible. Abaco has a reputation as a quality island in all aspects including high construction standards. We must work to preserve this well earned designation.


October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 Why subscribeReceiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: • Rresort & hotel development • Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc. • Phone and electric company changes • Fishing, boating & sporting activities • Immigration, taxes or duty changes • Changes to laws and regulationsJun 2005Order The Abaconian Today• Community events • New business ventures • Changes in airline service • Actions by local government Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $40 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 8902 N Military Trail FR181, Palm Beach Garden, FL 33410 or: PO Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below White Sound, Elbow Cay FULL SERVICE MARINA• 50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Fresh Water Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS One, two & three bedroom units On the ocean & harbour Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : • www.seasprayresort.comBoat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House R R R R R es es es es es t t t t t aur aur aur aur aur ant ant ant ant antCome for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Stew Fish Chicken Souse Cornbeef & Grits Steam Sausage & Grits Remember Hope Town Marsh Harbour ferry service on Friday and Saturday nights Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope TownMore Letters to the Editorunethical group of people in my life ever. It saddens me to say that they are Haitians. The group, comprised of female adults and children, raised serious concerns within me as to how Bahamians are viewed by some of them, or if certain Haitians are teaching their young how to become lawbreakers and proficient liars in the early stages of their development Here are the facts that led to the cultivation of my concerns and a few solutions. This group of individuals was riding in a bus that should not have been allowed on the streets. I was driving behind them. The bus came to a stop at a main intersection. I stopped behind them. Suddenly the bus began to reverse into my vehicle. I leaned on my horn to no avail. I couldn’t move out of the way because there was a car behind of me, leaving me with no alterative but to watch in horror as the piece of junk collided into my SUV. After the impact the driver did not follow one of the fundamental rules of driving which is to come to a complete standstill after an accident. He moved his vehicle forward before he exited. I did not move mine. When I came out of my SUV to examine the damage, I noticed it was not extensive. I was then prepared not to involve the police thinking that the driver and I could work this minute matter out between us. The driver, speaking in Creole and making hand gestures, gave me the impression that he was accusing me of some sort of wrongdoing. This was when the multitude of women and children came out of the bus. One of the ladies approached me and asked how much it would cost to repair the damage. I told her that I could not say, and we would need to consult an auto body repair person to receive a quote. This was when the driver and his passengers’ tones begin to sound more rowdy. I decided to call the police. When the officer arrived and we were asked to give our accounts of what had taken place, to my amazement when asked, the driver indicated he spoke no English. A 10-year-old little girl, one of the passengers of the bus, told us he said that I had run into him. I told the child that she should tell the truth because fibbing is a terrible thing. She looked me directly in the eyes and repeated what she had said previously. I then turned to the adults and asked, “How could you encourage this child to lie?” They said nothing. By the time it took me to give my account of what transpired, the adults with the exception of the driver and the children, had disappeared from the scene. The police requested us to come to the station. Once there they took statements from both of us. This time one of the young male passengers translated for the driver of the bus. To my astonishment, he gave the exact erroneous planned explanation of the accident as the little girl did previously. I suggest that any Bahamian found guilty of using a child/children to commit crimes or devious and wicked deeds of any kind, the government should remove the child/ children from their care until it is transparent that the parent(s) is rehabilitated. If the offence is committed for a second time, the youngster(s) is permanently kept away from the negative care giver until the legal adult age is reached. In the case of foreigners convicted of the same, after they have served their sentence if there is one, any governmentgranted status should be revoked and they should be deported to their home country along with their child/children. I also say that if an individual cannot speak English, they should not be able to qualify for any type of employment in The Bahamas where the comprehension of language can make life and death differences. We should also have a squad of police officers who are fluent in Creole assigned to police stations nationally where Haitians are a large part of the population. The officers with this qualification should not be publicised. I must admit the last suggestion is my favourite because if the officer who responded to my call understood Creole, he may have overheard the hatching of their plans. But on the other hand if that had happened, I may not have been inspired to write this letter. Yours, Gladstone “Stone” McEwanA Message to FisheriesDear Editor, Would you kindly print the following letter written to Mr. Gilford Lloyd of the Departments of Fisheries. Dear Mr. Lloyd, Thank you for talking with us a few weeks ago. We appreciate your taking the time to listen to our complaints and your empathy expressed with our concerns. We also appreciate your willingness to pass on our concerns to your superiors and anyone who might be in a position to help us. As discussed, we now present our grievances to you in writing as follows: Why does the government allow foreigners to come in and do as they please with one of our most valuable and necessary natural resources, the marine life? Foreigners are aware there is no enforcement of the law so they are very bold about their illegal actions these days, even running Bahamians away from the crawfish spots. Foreigners are now setting habitats for crawfish in our waters and proceeding to commercially crawfish and infringe upon the Bahamian fisherman’s livelihood. We witnessed approximately 150 foreign-operated vessels between Treasure Cay and Little Harbour opening day, August 1st, commercially fishing for crawfish, not to mention the number of foreign-operated boats who must assume we have a “mini” crawfish season the week before, like Florida does, and were crawfishing during the entire month of July. The justice system here is hypocritical. No wonder the foreigners laugh at us and think the Bahamian people are stupid. We are. Case in point: recently one of the fisheries officer in our area that will patrol, arrested a foreigner out of season with egg bearing crawfish in their possession. The local magistrate simply turned the lawbreaker loose with a warning. On the other hand, desperate Bahamian fishermen trying to supplement their already poached income and simply survive, were caught using a compressor out of season spearing mutton fish. Were they released with a warning? Of course not, they were each fined $500. What’s wrong with this picture? It has become so ludicrous, many fishermen are ready to take matters into their own hands. I ask you, if that should happen, would the government support their people in doing this since they haven’t put forth the effort to protect their people and their livelihood? Why won’t the government and its officials enforce the law equally to all people? We believe the government should put more resources into enforcement. We have tried to convince officials for years that all foreigners should be required to purchase a fishing license to partake in ANY form of fishing in these waters. By providing convenient locations for foreigners to purchase a fishing license such as fuel docks, rental boat agencies, marinas, post offices, etc., they would raise the necessary funds to pay for the enforcement of the fishing laws. Enforcement should also be quick and efficient. Tickets should be written on the spot with a set fine for the particular offense imPlease see Letters Page 20 LettersFrom Page 8


Page 10 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderTown Collects for Hurricane VictimsWe in The Bahamas have had our share of hurricanes over the years and know just how welcome a helping hand can be. Who amongst us was able to watch the horror unfold day by day of the devastation in the Gulf that Katrina left in her wake or not tremble at the thought of what Rita would bring without wanting to repay some of the kindnesses that has come our way in the past, especially last year after Francis and Jeanne here on Abaco. We can all certainly identify with their needs and fears. A door-to-door collection was taken up in Cherokee and we were able to raise $3,425. These funds were sent directly to the American Red Cross hurricane relief fund through a Nassau bank within days of the catastrophe.Methodists Raise Funds for Hurricane VictimsEach fall Epworth Chapel holds an annual event to raise monies for their various missionary out-reach programs. The customary Missionary Meeting consists of an auction on Saturday and a special visiting minister on Sunday. We in Cherokee still own one of the last Methodist Missionary Boats on Abaco. This three-foot-long model was carved out of native tamarind wood over 70 years ago by church member, Mr. Joe Sawyer. Christened the John Wesley the model boat is birthed on its own trolley and resides at the back of the church most of the year, but at Missionary Meetings it takes center stage in the front of the sanctuary. During Missionary Meetings long ago the boat was rolled around the settlement by a selected captain and crew. Donations of prized vegetables and fruits grown locally by the many farmers or maybe a fresh loaf of bread or lemon pie baked by one of the church ladies would be collected, then auctioned off to the highest bidder. This beloved antique vessel is still a great reminder of the more pressing need of caring and sharing with our brothers and sisters in Christ, wherever they may be. This year’s auction, in just two hours, raised over $3200 for Missions. Many of the attendees remembered when they were growing up on Abaco and the last time they were at a Missionary Meeting. Just one cup of homemade jelly coconut ice cream sold for $50, and it didn’t take long for the bidding to reach a whopping $100 for a watermelon. However, the highest bid of the afternoon was for a small plate of shortbread which sold for $110. Needless to say, the intense bidding kept everyone entertained, but the end result is what really mattered, and no one was disappointed. The children’s Missionary Banks were given in memory of two prominent Bethel Family members who had both been very active in the church, and together with the Sunday collection, raised another $2000, bringing the overall total to over $5200. It was announced that this year’s earnings would be going primarily to the hurricane relief fund set up for Katrina victims. Rev. Carla Culmer and Patrick Bethel (who both served as alternating auctioneers) as well as all the members of Cherokee’s Methodist Church want to say a special South Abaco News“thank you” to the many friends, family and neighbours who came out and donated so generously to this special annual event.Worldwide Coastal Clean-UpCherokee Primary School will be participating in a worldwide day of coastal clean-up this month, just as they have done before. This project asks the collectors to fill out a report on the amount and type of refuse found. Environmentally, this is extremely important, not only for our own ecosystem, but also the world. Our own local Cherokee Club has been in existence for almost 20 years (even though it operated without a real name in the beginning) and has collected a mountain of trash off our roads and beaches during that time. A tin can here and a gum wrapper there don’t seem like much; but when it’s all collected and put in one spot, it adds up to more than any of us want to imagine. So, next time you are driving down the road or you’re out in your boat – keep your litter till you can deposit it in a proper receptacle. Help keep Abaco’s waters blue and her forests green. 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. 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October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13By Richard E. Fawkes About 100 persons attended a fire safety and prevention lecture and demonstration at the New Haitian Mission Baptist Church in Pigeon Peas on September 21. “I recommend that you invest in the safety of your homes and saving lives by purchasing smoke detectors and a 10-pound fire extinguisher,” Corp. Troy Hanna told the residents of the labyrinths of tightly squeezed dwellings constructed willy-nilly and without legal sanction in Pigeon Peas and The Mudd. “They are very cheap when compared to saving lives and saving the property and all the expensive things you invest in.” Corp. Hanna of the Freeport Fire Department, was assisted by fellow firefighters Corp. Brian Harvey and Corp. Keith Bullard. The church’s pastor, Rev. Edzer Meme, provided a spirited and thorough translation in Creole of the lecture, demonstration and question and answer period. The three officers spent the week of September 18 to 25 on Abaco as part of Fire Safety and Prevention Month. They made presentations at many public and private schools in addition to the community meeting in Pigeon Peas. They had scheduled a visit to Moore’s Island, a special meeting with the local volunteer firefighters and a church service in honour of the volunteer services at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour on September 25. They were assisted by Corp. Johnson of the Abaco Police District, a trained fire officer with 23years’ experience.Importance of Smoke Detectors and Fire ExtinguishersWith the aid of a display board showing varieties of fire department-approved smoke detectors, and electrical sockets and switches, Const. Hanna recommended the battery-operated detectors for homes. The hard-wire detectors, he explained, are more suited for business establishments such as hotels, stores and warehouses. Const. Hanna urged residents to replace improperly functioning light switches and electrical sockets. “If you have to flick a switch several times before the light comes on,” he explained, “get an electrician to replace it. It could be a fire hazard. The same goes for electrical sockets, especially if they give off sparks when you plug in or unplug an appliances. These items only cost a few dollars to replace.” Const. Harvey demonstrated while Cornst. Hanna explained the proper use of a fire extinguisher which uses a non-poisonous dry chemical. Deciphering the acronym PASS, the fire officers showed the audience how to first “P-ull” the pin to release the chemical; “A-im” the nozzle of the extinguisher at the fire; “S-queeze” the handle to pump out the chemical; and “Sweep” the nozzle across the burning area all the while facing the fire and keeping one’s back toward the exit. “Never turn your back on a fire, and be sure of your escape,” Const Hanna admonished. “A fire can always flare back up even when you thought it had been put out.” He explained that the value of an extinguisher is that most fires start very small, usually as sparks, which can be easily put out. That was also the importance of smoke detectors, he said. They could detect a fire in its early stages and warn the occupants of a home even if they had fallen asleep because of their scientifically developed piercing sound. He told them they just have to replace the batteries every six months, using the twice-a-year time change as a way of remembering. Const. Harvey advised his audience not to use candles when the electricity goes off because they are a major fire hazard but to invest in battery-operated lamps instead.Respecting, Trusting and Working with Trained Firefighters“Do not wait until a building is in flames before you call the volunteer fire department. By then there is very little they can do to save it,” he urged. “Call them when the fire starts!” Saying that he hoped “tonight will be the beginning of good cooperation and friendship between the community and the volunteer fire department,” Const. Hanna spent some time explaining how residents must trust in the motivation of the volunteers to help and in the skills they have acquired through training when they come to a fire. “You have to believe that when they take 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 Firemen Promote Fire Safety in Pigeon PeasFire Safety and Prevention in Pigeon Peas was the topic of a lecture and demonstration at the New Haitian Mission Baptist Church on September 21. It was conducted by fire officers from Grand Bahama who were on Abaco to promote Fire Safety Promotion Month. Shown are, left to right, Const. Johnson of the Abaco police district, former fire officer of 23-years’ experience; Rev. Edzer Meme, pastor and Creole translator; Const. Troy Hanna of Freeport, lecturer; Const. Keith Bullard of Freeport; and Const. Brian Harvey, demonstrator, also of Freeport. Please see Fire Safety Page 25


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Page 16 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 Gold & Silver Jewellery, Bronze Sculpture & Nautical CuriosThe work of three generations of JohnstonsVisitors to our P P P P P ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery ub & Gallery are always welcomeVisit Abaco’s largest and most diverse art gallery Chat with the sculptors and artist craftsmen Open Every Day18 miles South of Marsh Harbour, by road or boatWebsite: • e-mail: P.O. Box AB-20282, Marsh Harbour, Abaco • Tel: (242) 366-3503On the beach in downtown Little HarbourHappy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour Happy Hour F F F F F riday riday riday riday riday 5pm Until 5pm Until 5pm Until 5pm Until 5pm UntilSee a different part of Abaco and have lunch at our beach front pub By Richard E. Fawkes Abaco now has an Office of Urban Renewal with Elaine Martinborough as its officer-in-charge. Ms. Martinborough will be operating out of the former NEMA office on the second floor of Dove Plaza in Marsh Harbour and is assisted by a receptionist. She is the former Administrative Assistant to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) coordinator on Abaco, Jack Thompson, and his successor, Deputy Administrator Neil Campbell. In a major shift in emphasis, NEMA’s Abaco operation, which had required a staff of 11 to meet the demands of recovery in the wake of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, has been phased out. All residual NEMA responsibilities have been passed on to Richard Gibbs, local housing officer in the Ministry of Housing and National Insurance. Mr. Campbell has been reassigned to the Central Abaco administrator’s office, while assistant coordinator Roger Smith has returned to his job at Bahamas Telecommunications Company. The Urban Renewal Commission was upgraded in July to the Urban Renewal Department in the Ministry of Housing and National Insurance under the direction of Melvin Seymour, former NEMA coordinator for Grand Bahama. The commission was appointed in 2002 by Prime Minister Perry Christie to spearhead a programme, in cooperation with the police, to addressUrban Renewal Names Abaco Officerurban blight and crime in the Prime Minister’s Farm Road Constituency in New Providence. The commission, under the chairmanship of renowned psychiatrist David Allen, has since expanded its work to other inner city neighbourhoods on New Providence and Grand Bahama. Following last September’s hurricanes, which again alerted the nation to the dire consequences of doing nothing about the Haitian immigrant slums on Abaco, Dr. Allen and his commission began focusing on that issue. Commission consultant Jewel Major, a Nassau attorney, began working with a local task force jointly chaired by ASP Wayne Miller, Abaco’s police officerin-charge, and Senior Administrator Revis Rolle. It was expected that Ms. Major would be posted here permanently to continue working on the immigrant issue, but Ms. Martinborought was appointed instead. Ms. Major continues to visit periodically as part of an undertaking to prepare a study advising the government on policy options it may pursue in addressing the immigrant and slums dilemma. Ms. Major, whose practice has had considerable experience with immigrant issues, said during a recent walkabout with the police in Murphy Town that her study is leading her in the direction of a “two-step” approach in addressing the issue: • ameliorating current unhealthy and unsafe living conditions in the illegal slums that threaten the welfare of the general community • establishing procedures to accelerate the granting of a approved status to those who qualify so as to facilitate the integration of the legal residents and citizens into the general society, so as to dismantle the illegal townships. Steps already taken by the task force toward amelioration have included providing dumpsters for The Mudd, Pigeon Pea and Sand Banks with a grant from the European Community; appointing district constables to assist with policing the areas; and providing lighting that would make police patrols in those neighbourhoods easier. Because the European Community only provided funding for six pickups, continuing regular dumpster pickup is a challenge for the task force. The Marsh Harbour Town Committee has thus far refused to buy into the programme and provide that service. Mrs. Yvonne Key, Committee chairperson and Deputy Chief Councillor of Central Abaco, has publicly criticized ASP Miller for seeking to improve conditions in The Mudd and Pigeon Pea, a policy which she contends will undercut efforts to dismantle them. There are unconfirmed reports that residents of the three townships have been collecting funds to keep the pickups going. Ms. Martinborough echoes Ms. Major’s concern for the drawn-out bureaucratic delays in granting status to applicants which prevents them from purchasing property and acquiring alternative housing. Urban Renewal, with the establishment of a local office and the appointment of Ms. Martinborough, has expanded its mandate to include addressing quality-of-life issues in other areas such as Dundas Town and Murphy Town. Ms. Martinborough accepted the newly created position because she sees it as an opportunity to pursue her commitment to serve her community while achieving spiritual growth. “I see it as putting self aside and serving in a way that fulfils God’s purpose for me by doing what He really wants me to do,” she said. Mr. Seymour is expected to officially open the Urban Renewal office in the next month or so. Elaine Martinborough Sid’s Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055


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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 242-3658801 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. 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: 366-0134 T & A Golf Cart Rentals Green Turtle Cay 1 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 IncludedPete & 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. Green Turtle Cay 477-5497 OR 359-6062By Richard E. Fawkes “We took three truckloads of junk a refrigerator, a freezer, a microwave oven, a car seat, tyres, and endless amounts of trash from the ditch along S.C. Bootle Highway,” exclaimed Indira Edwards, coordinator of the Ministry of Tourism’s Bahamahost programme on Abaco, as she hefted a dark-green plastic garbage bag into her red pickup. “Why dump it there when the dump is just a few yards down the road!” Ironically, unsightly roadside dumping is one of the major complaints registered by visitors to Abaco in survey after survey conducted by the Ministry of Tourism. Ms. Edwards was one of 35 volunteers who came out on September 17 from 7 to 11 to pick up garbage from the undeveloped lots and road verges in the Central Pines Subdivision in Dundas Town and at the adjacent Central Abaco Primary School. The cleanup was organized by the recently formed Central Pines Crime Watch Association. Tourism joined the effort as a community liaison project to mark the end of its week-long celebration of the Bahamahost’s 27th Anniversary. Also participating were 10 students all girls from Abaco Central High School’s Anchor Club, the youth arm of the Pilot Club, under the supervision of teacher Philippa Farrington, the club’s faculty adviser. Pastor Lernis Cornish of the Marsh Harbour Church of God also came out to help at the invitation of Const. Edison Lewis, a subdivision property owner. Residents and property owners of the government housing development formed the association to advocate for garbage pickup and the relocation of the public dump across the highway from their homes and for improved telephone, electrical and cable services. They intended, through activities such as the cleanup, to send a message to neighbouring communities and would-be criminal intruders that Central Pines is not a place for dumping garbage or criminal mischief. “With this cleanup,” said Central Pines homeowner Robert Miller, “we hope to set a zero-tolerance standard for dumping that could have a domino effect on other communities in the area. Maybe they’ll follow suit and clean up their surroundings, too.” According to Bernadette Harding, who was elected president of the association, the group hired an attorney to draw up a constitution and by-laws to legally register it as a non-profit organization. Mrs. Harding, Assistant Manager at the Ministry of Tourism, Abaco, said she, too, was shocked by the extent to which the subdivision was being used as a dumping ground. The group concluded their cleanup exercise by picking up trash at Central Abaco Primary School from which there was a trail of juice boxes and candy wrappers along the verge and median leading all the way to Forest Drive. Although school had been in session for two weeks, there was trash all over the campus, including from a bin under the breeze way that had not been emptied on Friday and was apparently tipped over by dogs during the night. Cleanup volunteers commented on the poor hygienic state of the Volunteers enjoy a laugh following souse and Johnny cake provided by the Ministry of Tourism at Central Abaco Primary School at the conclusion of their cleanup of the school and subdivision. Foreground right is Indira Edwards of the Ministry of Tourism’s Bahamahost Programme, which co-sponsored the cleanup. Standing left front is Bernadette Harding, President of the newly formed Central Pines Crime Watch Association, cosponsor of the cleanup. water fountains and a sink outside the physical education department which they used to wash up after the pickup. The Ministry of Tourism served the volunteers a souse and Johnny cake breakfast following the cleanup.Central Pines Elects Community CommitteeThe residents of Central Pines have elected a community committee to address some of the concerns of the residents. The structure of the committee is as follows. Board of Directors: President Bernadette Harding, Vice President Edison Lewis, Secretary Leazona Richards, Treasurer Benita Attidor, Chaplin Pedro Mavcock Three sub committees were formed and the Chairpersons are: Community Development D’Shan Maycock, Events and Fund raisers Bernadette Harding, Crime watch Martin Johnson Their first community event was a cleanup project held on September 17 that cleaned the verges and the campus of Central Abaco Primary School.Cleanup Volunteers Are Shocked by Dumping in Central Pines Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerel’s Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort


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The book is an attempt by Ms. Lee to show how God turned the mess that she had made of her life into a powerful message. Battling rejection by her husband and his eventual disappearance, Ms. Lee learned to trust God to create beauty out of the ashes in her life. And He did just that. Regardless of your situation or how bad it seems, there is hope for you in a life wrapped up in Jesus Christ. Ms. Lee’s life is a real life testimony that God is real and that He always makes good on His promises. Ms. Lee grew up on Long Island with a solid family relationship and loved reading as a child. She admits that she never wanted to be a teacher but was steered into this field by her mother. She has spent 15 years teaching English at schools in New Providence, Long Island and here. She started writing as a journal exercise and her first book Running Sheep released in 1995, was in response to a challenge to put together a collection of short stories from Long Island. Running Sheep is quite humorous and a compilation of her mother’s experiences, the island’s introduction to technology and the people’s reaction to it. After being abandoned by her husband nine years ago, she learned to journal in order to cope. Out of that journal came other books, Broken Fences and Rendezvous in the Wilderness Ms. Lee writes very candidly about her experiences because she realizes that people need other people to be real. From Ashes to Beauty deals with what she went through from when she was abandoned until now and challenges women to look within themselves. Writing is her passion. Although teaching has grown on her and she sees it in a new light, she is determined to make a career out of her Godgiven gift. She is currently working on another novel I Want My Daddy and a children’s book with a comic hero called Mingo a flamingo.Shaguira Edgecombe Is Accomplished AthleteBy Mirella Santillo In June 2005 16-year-old Shaguira Edgecombe of Sandy Point graduated with honors from St. Francis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour. However, her academic achievements did not prevent her finding the time to play soccer and basketball throughout the school year with such dedication that she was recommended by her physical education teacher, Mr. Shawn Diehl, as a possible recruit for the national team. Last spring Mr. Gary White, member of The Bahamas Football Association, came to Marsh Harbour to conduct a soccer clinic for the coaches of the local schools. “In a discussion between coaches about athletic performance and possible recruits for the national team, Shaguira’s name was mentioned,” explained Mr. Diehl. “Everyone present who knew her agreed,” said Mr. Diehl. Mr. Matthew Green, the national soccer team coach, invited her to a summer training camp in Nassau and she participated in two try-outs in August to judge her performance: she was immediately accepted and became a member of the Senior Girls National Team. “She has the attitude, the energy and the speed to compete,” said Mr. Diehl. “All she needs is training.” Basketball coach, Mr. Jimmy Green of Sandy Point, who used to train Shaguira when she was 14, recalled, “There were not enough girls to form to team so she played against the boys and beat them, too!” However, it was Shaguira’s father who Shaguira Edgecombe played an important part in her soccer training. Mr. Geron Edgecombe, who is a soccer afficionado used to play with her. “She liked to play soccer with me until Mr. Diehl formed a team at St. Francis, last year,” he explained. “They played against Abaco Central High School and S.C. Bootle High School and finally went to Freeport at the end of the season and won.” He proudly mentioned that she was traveling to St. Kitts and Antigua at the end of September with the National Team. Besides playing soccer, Shaguira is studying communications at the College of The Bahamas. Cindy Lee introduced her new book From Ashes to Beauty at a book signing on September 17 at Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town.


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Rental boat agencies could be advised of any violations in their boats and be responsible to collect the fee for minor offenses as their customers check the boats in. For individually owned boats, I’m sure if the U.S. government was advised of any law break ers, they would assist us in apprehending the fleeing culprits. The beauty of enforcement is, once people are aware that laws are being enforced, the majority of people will abide by the law for fear of getting caught and punished if violating them. We’d also like to inquire, when should we expect some assistance the government promised fishermen for their non-insurable losses they suffered from the hurricanes? We are approaching the one-year mark since Hurricane Francis hit us, and still no compensation from the government to help us get back on our feet. Instead, fishermen are going further in debt to rebuild their crawfish habitats in hopes of providing a decent life for their families only to watch foreigners take their hard earned labour away from them. If the government isn’t going to stop foreigners from robbing us, is the government willing to provide Bahamian fishermen a paycheck to replace what the government allows foreigners to take from us? We’re sure if all fishermen in the Bahamas were polled, they would agree with the Abaco fishermen that foreigners should not be allowed to capture crawfish at all, none, not one, but rather purchase them and be able to provide a bill of sale from a local fisherman to show they purchased the crawfish. There is nowhere else in the world where foreigners are allowed to crawfish. So why should they be allowed to rape our waters and destroy Bahamian livelihoods? Many foreigners have no respect for our marine life in that they get egg bearing and undersized crawfish, thus ruining any possible future we might have. And I haven’t even mentioned them wiping out our conch population. We have been waiting patiently and pleading with the government for more than a decade to stop this growing injustice and now it has gotten so bad that there are days a fisherman can’t even pay for his gas when he goes out to make a living, much less buy food to put on the table for his family. PLEASE, PLEASE explain to us, WHY does the government protect every other job or profession with such vengeance and refuses to protect the Bahamian fishermen as well as our precious commodity of marine life? In the past when we’ve asked this question, the most common response has been, “It will hurt our tourism industry” or “We’ll look into it.” Well, we are sick and tired of hearing that “pass the buck” attitude and want something done. We need some justice served immediately! How dumb can we be? The tourists that are here commercially fishing are the kind of tourists these islands can’t afford to accommodate. They don’t respect us, they don’t care about us and they certainly don’t care about our future. Once spoiled, once depleted, our marine life will never recover. Then, where will the “good” tourists, the ones who come here to view our brilliant islands and all the gifts it has to offer, the majority of tourists go? Elsewhere. Once we allow our own country to be destroyed, our precious marine resources to be over-fished, our beautiful islands to be over-developed, the “good” tourists who appreciate the Bahamian people, our heritage, our pristine islands and breathtaking marine life will find somewhere else to go. It’s ironic that the two industries, agriculture and fisheries, that helped this country survive over the last hundred years are the least protected trades today. I wonder, when the time comes that our natural resources are destroyed because we allowed it to happen, what industry will see the next generation through tomorrow? We look forward to a prompt response from you or some government official with some answers and action. Thank you for your immediate assistance with this matter. Sincerely, Robert Lowe and Karen Huff-LoweMessage to Discovery LandTo the editor: The SGCR association has been relatively quiet for the past three months and everyone is wondering if we have just gone away. This letter is to confirm that the organization is alive and well and we are still vehemently opposed to the golf course and huge marina at the north end of Great Guana Cay proposed by the Discovery Land Company. Over the past few months our members have taken a respite from their fight because quite frankly we are exhausted. Being business owners and parents and trying to fight this project as well is simply overwhelming. Financially Discovery has limitless resources and the manpower to continue fighting, but this does not necessarily make them right. We still maintain our position that there is no way possible that a golf course can be constructed on Guana Cay without significant damage to the sensitive coral reefs that are within a stone’s throw from the develPlease see Letters Page 21 LettersFrom Page 9Specializing in Bahamian F Specializing in Bahamian F Specializing in Bahamian F Specializing in Bahamian F Specializing in Bahamian F oods oods oods oods oodsOpen Monday thru Saturday Open Monday thru Saturday Open Monday thru Saturday Open Monday thru Saturday Open Monday thru Saturday Breakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. ‘til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Music Wednesday and Friday Nights Satellite Sports TV • Ice for Sale Restaurant & Bar On the Hope Town Waterfront Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16More Letters to the Editor


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If it is to be allowed to be used by a private entity, there should be at least adequate compensation to benefit the economy of the Bahamas. We realize that this project creates jobs in the short term and at least the company is endeavoring to hire some Bahamians for which they should be commended. Maybe this is due to the immense pressure that SGCR has put on them. But their lack of consultation of the people that will be affected most by this project is of concern to the residents of Guana. Already they are backing out of some of the things that they promised to the residents of Guana, and with no oversight of their environmental plan how are we to trust that they will follow through on all their grandiose plans. I sat down with Mr. Marshall three months ago and outlined some of these concerns and requests. As of yet I have not been dignified with a response. He assured me that he would pass on my concerns to the principals at Discovery Land, and he would get back to me. Here were my main points of contention: • We wanted monitoring programs in place to assure the golf course was not going to affect the reef. He assured me a program was in place. But these scientists were paid by Discovery Land, and therefore we felt their results would be biased. We offered some alternatives for monitoring and possible consequences if the reef’ was compromised. If they claim they can construct the golf course and not compromise the reef, why are they afraid of monitoring by an independent organization?? They say they have a great monitoring plan, but at what point will construction be stopped if parameters are broken? Who will monitor the monitors?? What assurances are there that they will be able to repair any environmental damage they create? • Discovery Land should take some of that Crown Land that they have been given and make it available as no-cost or lowcost lots for Bahamian young people. Orchid Bay and Dolphin Beach Estates have made this available already in Guana. We suggested 30 lots 1/3 acre each at minimal cost. • We wanted a committee of local Guana Cay residents on their Guana Cay Foundation committee to be kept abreast of what was going on in the development and to have some oversight on their environmental monitoring • We wanted clarification on what concessions they would be giving to the people of Guana. They had promised to accommodate our garbage and sewerage needs and some other things they had promised to the people of Guana. We wanted some things in writing and clarifications. The people of Cherokee were promised many things by Winding Bay which never came to fruition. The people of Bimini were promised environmental monitoring as well. He [Mr. Marshall] promised he would get back to me and we could discuss these items further. Mr. Marshal has said that he does not want to discuss the project with the people of Guana because we are so vocal and animated with our objections. Would he rather we just shut up and let them go ahead with their plans? We have to fight for what is LettersFrom Page 20 right and good for the people of Guana and for Abaco. We will continue to fight this golf course every step of the way. We feel proud that we have raised awareness of the possible implications of the golf course and the giveaway of Crown Land to these developers. We feel that we have already made a difference in how this project is being carried out; but until we get all the answers and some concessions are made, our voices will not be silent. The people of Guana are still waiting for the DLC and the government to come and discuss this project with us, and not at a meeting that is called with six hours’ notice when all the fisherman and major stakeholders are off the island. 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Page 22 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 CURRY’S FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front 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 Computer ClassesBeginning October 10thCOMPUTER LITERACYTeacher: Mr. Spicer, B.Sc. B.Ed. beginning at$595for full systemPO Box AB-20078 D & S Shopping Centre, Marsh HarbourTEL: 367-3475 COMPUTER SYSTEMSObituaries of Family and FriendsEstella Moncur 65, of Crown Haven passed away on August at her home after a long illness. The funeral for Corrine Natalie Penn, 87, formerly of Crossing Rocks was held on September 17 in Nassau. Interment was also in Nassau. She is survived by her children Inglis Penn, Willamary Willis, Whitleen Smith, Gertrude Russell, and Ernest Penn; grandchildren Lisa, Judy, Alma, Gary, Ricky, Janet, Veronica, Sabastian, Ali, Shean, April, Paulette, Kenya, Fabien, Tony, Patrice, Elvardo, Darcel, Adrian, Derek, Rocelia, Terrance, Desiree, Javon, Jaret, Zsanae, Mark, Julian, Zulima, Tenovia, Ernesto, Dendra, Troy, Rudolph, Latera, Alecia, Lamont, Montgomery, Shantel, Chonk, Omar, Aaron, Corrine, Karen, Nyoshia, Nyoka, Yolanda, Latoya, Sheriqua, Toya, Sanovia, Andrew, Victoria and Jonathan; great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; sister Clementina Dames, daughters-in-law Vivar, Prescola, Clair and Rocelia; sons-in-law Fairleen Lightbourne, Florabel Penn, Cecelia Penn and Harriet; nieces and nephews Leanza, Winifred, Marilyn, Veronica Mac, Leslie, Charlie, Steve, Wilson, Alexander, Sylvia, Linda, Clementina, Violet, Marie, Frank and Clement Penn; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Leona Elizabethe “Lee” Russell, 56, of Cedar Harbour was held on September 17 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Cedar Harbour. Rev Allen J Mills and Rev Stafford Symonette officiated and interment was in the Public Cemetery in Cedar Harbour. She is survived by her mother Rebecca Russell; son Wendell Rolle; daughters Bridgette, Delancey and Omese Allan; sister Shirley Kemp; brothers Lotton Mills and Walter Russell; grandchildren Devon and Christina Delancey, Myrno Thompson, Devonte Rolle, Wendell Rolle, Jr., and Brandon Lloyd; daughter-in-law Donna Rolle; son-in-law Stanley Delancy; sisters-in-law Alma Mills, Deborah Russell and Josephine Russell; brother-in-law Neville Kemp; aunt-in-law Grealine Russell; nieces Ulamae, Gwendolyn and Sandra Kemp, Manuletta Bottle, Rebecca and Verna Mills, Dean Maycock and Muriel Frasier, Shaneka Smith, Shakara Russell, Evealisa Russell and Chevell Charlow; nephews Lloyd and Eddison Kemp, Walter Mills, Jr., Joshua, James and Tamar Russell, Eddoney and Waldez Russell and Drexel Bootle; cousins Rev. Samuel Mills and family, Linda Mills and family, Edora Curry and family, Netherine Johnson and family, Ronald Russell and family, Eric Russell and family, Redwin Johnson and family, Violet Thompson and family, Erma Duncombe and family, Michael Russell and family, Naomi McIntosh and family, Leona Gardiner and family, Marcell and Maxwell Bain and family; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Rodney “Butter” Roker, 47, of Sandy Point was held at the Assembly of God Church in Sandy Point on September 24th. Rev. Erkine Wells officiated assisted by Cathecist Benjamin Pinder. Interment was in the Sandy Point Public Cemetery. He is survived by his mother Janet Roker; children Denrodo, Rodenia and Miracle Roker; grandchildren Denrodo Jr. and Mekia; sisters Judy Johnson, Jill Roker, Sandra Johnson and Christine Lewis; brothers Raymon, Tanny, Terell, George, Rovel and Vandyke; brothersin-law Ricardo and Derek Johnson; sisters-in-law Sarah Taylor, Alice Bastian, Ena Knowles, Darlene and Sherese Roker; special friend, Marie Flowers; aunts Jernita Austin, Grace Roker, Sheba Armbrister, Rose Thompson, Sylvia, Nicky and Lorene Knowles; grandaunt Olevia Dames; uncle William Knowles; god children Abimbla Fox and Vernette Burrows; nieces Melinda, Cassie, Bionca, Tonika, Tylin, Jonita, Sharelle, Yontala, Lasly, Pandora, Asantia, Natlina and Racquel; nephews Teddy, Lamardo, Mario, Joinal, Remon, Kenrick, Novial and Elsworth Jr.; and many other relatives and friends. NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe to The Abaconian Today


October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van StrattonN N N N N ASS ASS ASS ASS ASS A A A A A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y L Y L Y L Y L Y L TD. TD. TD. TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY B B B B B AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS AHAMAS FIRS T T T T TGeneral Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “A Unisex Salon”Ofra Cosmetics • Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday • 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza • 367-3623 Ph: 367-2077The company will continue to use the Duke of Topsail which will begin two trips each week to Florida within a few weeks, bringing a total of 1500 tons per week. Additionally, the new company will put into service the Triton Express a roll-on, rolloff, shallow draft boat with bow-loading capability. The Triton Express is a newly acquired boat by Marsh Harbour Shipping which will soon make a weekly trip to Nassau, freeing The Duke to make a second trip to the Port of Palm Beach. It will return from Nassau by Wednesday so it can be chartered or can make additional trips to the States if the freight volume warrants. With the roll-on roll-off capability of the bow ramp, it can offload at cays throughout The Bahamas. The ship is 200 feet long, slightly shorter than Duke at 258 feet. The boat was purchased in Freeport. It was built in the United Arab Emirates in 2001 and carries its container freight above deck. Abaco Shipping will be using Heavy Lift Services as its agent. Heavy Lift Services accepts freight at a yard on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Riviera Beach, Florida. Further notices in The Abaconian and Radio Abaco will inform the public of any changes that may affect their clients. The other freight boats now serving Abaco, the Tropic Night and the Legacy are expected to continue with their present schedules. Abaco ShippingFrom Page 1 nities of The Mudd, Pigeon Pea and Sand Banks. The task force, led by ASP Miller and Administrator Revis Rolle, intended to help ameliorate living conditions in those illegal townships while advising government on ways to dismantle them and integrate their occupants into the larger society. Ms. Major and Ms. Martinborough participated in the walkabout because, according to Ms. Major, with the establishment of an urban renewal department, all communities are being looked at to see where assistance to help improve quality of life conditions can be rendered. A highlight of the walkabout along the main road for most of the length of Murphy Town was an almost hour-long rap session Mr. Miller conducted with a group of young men he and his entourage encountered under a large mango tree, popularly known as “The Sweet Tree.” A bar constructed of weatherbeaten plywood forms a semi-circle in front of the tree. There is a jerry-rigged flood light overhanging the bar for nighttime hangout. One of the young men, who wore a tee shirt that suggested he was a 2004 graduate of Abaco Central High School, said he was a house painter. Another said he was a plumber. Another, who works at a local hardware store, said he just graduated from a Florida college with an associate degree in criminology. Mr. Miller urged him to join the police force and continue his studies at government’s expense. Mr. Miller then spotted a young man who is the son of a man the police chief said was his boyhood friend. His conversation with his friend’s son gave him an opening to tell the young men he too used to hang out on the blocks with the boys in Nassau where he grew up. He urged them not to get stuck there or follow bad examples into drugs, unsafe sex, and criminal activities, but to do something with their lives. The walkabout group talked with several shopkeepers, elderly residents, several single mothers and their children and one young couple with two children. 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Page 24 The Abaconian October 1, 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 Rich’s Boat Rentals“Abaco’s Best Rental Fleet” At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21’ Paramount $150 $395 $695 26’ Paramount $200 $575 $995 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour guards on duty, but another four patrol the town in a golf cart. These measures were taken because of numerous break-ins in second home-owners houses, occurring after the residents have left town.Treasure Cay Resort Donated to All Abaco RegattaBy Mirella Santillo On September 13 Mr. Patrick Fetsch, General Manager of Treasure Cay Ltd, handed a check for $3,500 to Mr. “Stretch” Morley, the organizer of the All Abaco Regatta, in the presence of Mr. Steve Pedican, Chief Councillor for Northern Abaco. “The money will go towards buying the trophies, the T shirts and paying for the live bands that will perform on the regatta weekend” said Mr. Morley. The regatta will be held at the Treasure Cay ferry dock that has been upgraded and repaired by the local government. The Chief Councillor said that $12,000 has been spent since the hurricanes of last September for the upkeep of the site. An island-style shelter was built for people waiting for the ferry last year. “I would like to see all the vendors’ booths rebuilt on that same style in the near future as well as toilet facilities,” said Mr. Pedican, who explained that the maintenance and repairs of the regatta site is the contribution of local government to the Regatta Committee.. Mr. Fetsch expressed his excitement to sponsor the event that represents the culture of Abaco and The Bahamas. It is the proper end of a very busy summer season for the resort. He anticipates a full house that weekend at the hotel that will serve a special Bahamian breakfast of boiled fish and stew fish for the occasion. “It will be a family event for Abaconians. I hope they enjoy the races, food and the music,” he said. Mr. Morley thanked Treasure Cay Resort and the Chief Councillor for their contributions.North Abaco Council MetBy Mirella Santillo During an interview, Mr. Steve Pedican, Chief Councillor for Abaco Northern District, outlined some of the topics discussed at the September 14th meeting of the North Abaco District Council, the second since June’s elections. It is the second term for the Chief Councillor who ran again because, “I still had offerings to give to the people,” he More North Abaco News NorthFrom Page 5 stated. “A lot of my goals have not been fulfilled and I would like to resolve them or at least most of them during my second term.” The most important issue was the budget. An additional $90,000 was requested from central government, but that was not granted for this year. Out of the $720,000 allowance for the North, $80,000 went to Green Turtle Cay, which is now an independent district. Mr. Pedican explained, “The garbage is growing; the dump site needs attending to; there are still hurricane repairs to be done; all of the public docks in North Abaco still have to be repaired, especially the ferry dock at Crown Haven, although central government has agree to take a contract of $ 25,000 for temporary repairs of that dock.” On-going concerns were discussed such as the removal of the leftover debris of houses bulldozed by NEMA, which residents feel could present a serious hazard should another hurricane come. The concern has been passed on to NEMA, but nothing has been done yet. His budget is not enough to deal with the problem on a local government level. The state of numerous roads which were washed away in the hurricanes, especially in the Cooper’s Town area, has been reported to the Ministry of Works; the Ministry has not yet responded. The road verges have not been maintained because most of the Ministry of Works’ equipment is down. “We had to purchase a used bush hog to help with the situation,” explained the Councillor. “That Ministry lacks guidance and supervision,” added Mr. Pedican. He is concerned with the bridge between Little Abaco and Great Abaco which was only supposed to be temporary. “Marine life is dying there because of the stagnant water; and fishermen cannot go from one side to the other.” S.C. Bootle High School was also on the Board’s agenda. “A general maintenance person, Mr. Freddy McIntosh, has been hired to take care of the grounds. We are waiting for the Ministry of Education to put in place the security officers that have already been hired. We are very concerned with what happens with that school,” explained Mr. Pedican. “We want to create an environment conductive to learning. We want the grounds to be clean, the fence in good repairs and the school to be safe.” He went on mentioning the state of disrepair of the Treasure Cay airport where the windows in the main waiting area have to be replaced, the roof of the fire shed replaced and drywall repairs have to made. “The Haitian community continues to be an issue,” he said. “New faces appear evA temporary tent serves as a guard house at the entrance to Treasure Cay. Permanent buildings will be in place soon to accommodate security officers who will check all motorists going into the resort. Other officers will patrol the area in a golf cart. A rash of break-ins precipitated this action. Please see North Page 25


October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 25 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 Jacksonvilleeryday and new structures are built.” The Chief Councillor mentioned that reports have been made to the Ministry of Works and to the Immigration Department, but to no avail. “The Immigration Department is undermanned anyway,” he went on, “and has only enough personnel to take care of the port and the airports.” An Urban Renewal crew visited the area and collected facts. Mr. Pedican thinks that “the employers of illegal immigrants should be fined.” He also deplores the fact that he was not contacted (as a local government official) regarding these problems until after his interview by the Nassau Guardian. He feels, “Bahamians are outnumbered now. Because we are such a small nation, we cannot support the ever growing number of illegal immigrants. Only 25 percent of students at the Treasure Cay Primary School are Bahamians,” he explained. How should we resolve the situation? Mr. Pedican feels that a lot of these it upon themselves to risk their lives to come to a fire, they want to help you,” he said. He further explained that sometimes the first building fire-fighters arrive at has burned beyond help, and they make a professional judgment to save the other structures instead. “If that is your home,” he explained, “you might become very angry and think they don’t care anything about your house. But you have to try not to be so selfish as not to care about the rest of the people’s houses that can be saved if they don’t waste precious time on your house which is beyond saving.” One man had asked in an accusatory tone about why the volunteer fire-fighters had “allowed” so many homes to burn during a major fire in Pigeon Peas a few years ago. Corp. Hanna said he had no first-hand knowledge of that incident, but he would surmise that the volunteers had to make a hard professional decision as NorthFrom Page 24 More North Abaco Newsimmigrants should be given some status and provided with decent housing. Most of them live in deplorable conditions. As for the rest, Bahamians should speak up and voice their concerns, stop being laid back. “Abaconians, wake up!” urged Mr. Pedican. “If Abaconians make enough noise, politicians will have to act.” he said. “The laws have to be amended to deal with the new problems.” The councillor’s frustration came across in our conversation. “Where is the promised partnership between central and local government?” he asked bitterly. What are his goals for the new term? “We would like to repair and restore all the damaged areas. We want to make sure that sound decisions are made in respect of town planning, licensing and port authority. We are concerned with what happens in the community, and for that purpose, council members have taken charge of each statutory board to make sure they function properly.” He continued, “In spite of the situation, I am prepared to keep pushing. I want to keep informing people of what is happening or what is not happening, and to say what is necessary to get things done.” to what they could save and what they could not. Corp. Hanna urged the men of Pigeon Peas to form a volunteer unit that could do some things like passing buckets of water to limit the spread of a fire while they wait for the fire department. “But once they arrive,” he said, “move out of the way and let them do the job they were trained to do.” Abaco, along with Grand Bahama, Bimini and the Berry Islands, is part of the Northern Bahamas Police Division under the command of Dep. Comm. of Police Ellison Greenslade. ASP Wayne Miller, who has launched an initiative to upgrade police services in the Mud and Pigeon Peas, is Officer-in-Charge of Abaco. Only Freeport, like Nassau, has a full-fledged fire department that is attached to the police. Bimini and Abaco rely on volunteer fire departments; the Berry Islands has no organized service. Fire Safety From Page 13


Page 26 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 CITIZENS AGAINST CRIMEKeeping your neighbourhood safe since 2001. We need your help to keep going. Donations can be sent to: Citizens Against Crime P.O.Box AB-20095 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas or call Randy Key at (242) 367-2674 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseIsland-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053Grand CayRosie’s Place352-5458GreenIsland Properties +34 hse365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties +30365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Donna Sands +12 hse365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott365-5106 Harbour View Haven365-5028 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Sea Shore Villas365-5028Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop +53 hse366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm366 0095 Hope T Hideaways +63 hse366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages +3 hse366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas366-0065 Tanny Key +43 hse366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121Hotels and House Rental AgentsMan-O-WarIsland Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 Schooner’s Landing 5 condos365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse367-2719 Alesia’s 3 rms367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms367-4000 D’s Guest House6 rms 3367-3980 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic367-2227Moore’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 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.comBy Mirella Santillo The local artists of Abaco decided to donate some of their creations to be sold at a silent auction to benefit the displaced persons of Hurricane Katrina. On September 23 a crowd of local people gathered at Java Caf to socialize and bid on the various pieces of art work displayed. Twenty-eight artists donated prints, ceramics, pine needle weaving, brass sculpture, jewelry and more; local businesses contributed to the door prizes; wine was abundant courtesy of Bristol Cellars; tasty conch fritters and chicken wings were donated by Abaco Beach Resort; live music was provided by Mario Lord at the bongo drums and the combination made for a jolly evening at Java! While chatting and sipping on wine, people inspected the articles displayed and entered their names and their bids on the auction sheet. Around 7 p.m. the bidding stopped and the art work went to the highest bidder. The door prizes were called and collected by the happy winners. All together $3565 was collected and given to the Nassau Red Cross Chapter that offered to send the funds without administrative or transfer fees, so 100 per cent of the proceeds will directly benefit the victims of Katrina. Everyone present agreed that it was a great event. “People had fun and stayed until after 9:00 p.m.” said Mrs. Harriet Mc Donald. A special recognition has to be given to Mrs. Marjolene Scott and Mrs. Harriet McDonald, who not only organized the auction, but donated some of their work, and to Mrs. Kimberley Sands, who offered the use of Java Caf and donated the proceeds of the sale of soft drinks, water and coffee during that evening. They were all extremely pleased with the response of the community and the resulting donation. All together the auction was a great success. On September 29 through October 4 Friends of the Environment and the Bahamas National Trust will be conducting an Important Bird Area Monitoring and Surveying Workshop. Mrs. Lynn Gape, Director of Education and Communications with the Trust along with Dr. Lisa Sorenson, Wetlands Coordinator of the West Indian Whistling Duck organization. One of the highlights of this workshop will be the showing of the film Winged Migration, a glorious film about birds made by the production team that made Microcosmos. For eighty million years, birds have ruled the skies, seas and earth. Each spring they migrate vast distances. Each fall they fly back on the same route. This film is the result of four years following their amazing odysseys in the northern hemisphere and then the south,Silent Auction Was a Great SuccessA wide variety of art work was displayed for the public to enjoy and bid on when they found a piece they wanted. The silent auction held at Java Cafe in Marsh Harbour brought in $3565, all of which will go to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. species by species, flying over seas and continents. There are no words to describe the poetic beauty of this film. Meticulous attention was paid to the techniques needed to capture these amazing images special “flying cameras” were devised to give the sense of joining the flock. The film will be shown at New Vision Ministries building on the road to Sweeting Village at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The workshop will include field trips, classroom sessions and will conclude with a presentation of certificates on October 4. All these activities will be organized at the Friends office upstairs in the D & S Plaza in Marsh Harbour. If you want more information, call Anita at 367-2721. There is no cost to any of these activities.Workshop Will Focus on Bird Monitoring


October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 27 Dive Shops Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour.........367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh H.367-2963 Froggies, Hope Town................... 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay....365-8465 Treasure C. Adventures................365-8111 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, 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 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic 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 22 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 onMermaid Reef off M Harbour Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road Open Nights Only Closed Sep -Nov Closed Sep Nov Closed Aug Nov Closed Sep 5 Oct 13 Closed Aug Closed Aug 27Sep Closed Aug Nov Closed Oct Closed Aug 20 Oct 1 Closed Aug 23 Closed Sep 6 Oct 31 Closed Sep NovTo Abaco by land and sea from Florida • Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from West Palm Beach to Freeport •Bus to McLeans Town • Ferry to Crown Haven • Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour •Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock • Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay Closed Sep 6 29


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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 19, OCTOBER 1st, 2005 Triton Express Is Abaco’s Newest Freight BoatSeptember was Fire Safety and Prevention Month and two firemen from Freeport were on Abaco to hold community meetings, speak in school and work with the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. Some of the local firemen along with the fire officers of the Police Department attended church service at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour on September 25.Firemen Attend Church ServiceThe Triton Express is a new boat to join the fleet of ships bringing freight to Abaco. Purchased by the Marsh Harbour Shipping company, it now is one of the boats operated by Abaco Shipping, the company formed from the merger of our two large freight companies. The Triton Express will begin weekly trips to Nassau within the next few weeks. After its return from Nassau on Wednesdays, it will be available for charter or for making additional trips to Florida if the freight warrants. By Mirella Santillo The Youth in Action program ended with the school year, but not so the sports program which continued through the summer with a basketball league under the supervision of Mr. Lyndon Davis in Marsh Harbour, Mr. Jimmy Green in Sandy Point and Mr. Godfrey Rolle and Mr. Steven Fynes in Treasure Cay. The three groups played against each other on a regular basis throughout the summer, either in Treasure Cay, Murphy Town or Sandy Point. Each district had a pool of approximately 20 players, 14 and under and 17 and under. The last games of the season were played on September 16 in Sandy Point with the Sandy Point boys team of 17 and under winning against Marsh Harbour’s Youth in Action. However, they, in turn, won the game for the 14 and under. The following day Sandy Point visitedSummer League Basketball EndsMr. Lynden Davis has been very prominent in organizing sports among the young people of Central Abaco. In the years he has been here he and his wife have organized Youth in Action with teh assistance of a few other communitiey members. This past summer Mr. Davis and others had a basketball league program. The students of Central Abaco, Sandy Point and Treasure Cay competed. Mr. Davis is being transferred back to Freeport and our spots program will surely miss him. Please see Sports Page 20 On September 29, 2005, the season for White–crowned Pigeon will open. The opening of the season is an important sport and social event for many Bahamian hunters and is an important economic boost for Family Island residents especially on the island of Andros. Hunters traveling to the Family Islands create economic benefit for hotels, restaurants, vehicle rental and provide extra income for residents who act as bird retrievers and cleaners. The Trust encourages hunters to practice self–enforcement by abiding by the regulations for the Hunting of Game birds set forth in the Wild Birds Protection Act During the open (hunting) season assigned to any wild bird it is unlawful: • For any person to kill or capture any wild bird during the open season without having a valid Bahamian gun license • To kill or capture more than the prescribed number of wild birds in any one day (bag limit 50 birds) • For any person to have in his possession more than the prescribed number of wild birds (200) at any time There are two distinct open seasons for all other game birds in the Bahamas as follows:Bahamas National Trust Urges Hunters to Observe by Bag LimitsHunters Are Urged To Abide by Rules Voter Registration BeginsRegistration of voters for the new register will be conducted at the Administrators’ offices from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.Person wishing to register should bring along proof of citizenship, such as a passport, an old voter’s card or a birth certificate (only if you were born before July 10, 1973). Please see Hunting Page 2


Page 2 The Abaconian October 1, 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 13359 CHEROKEE HOMECUTE 3 BEDROOM /1 BATH COTTAGE, IMMACULATELY KEPT & VERY COMFORTABLE.CALL FOR DETAILS13137 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 harbour 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. LOTS AVAILABLE IN CASUARINA POINT AND BAHAMA PALM SHORES STARTING AT $25,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES LOT STARTING AT $110,00. CHEROKEE HILLTOP 100Â’ ELEVATION, BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEW, 3 LOTS. STARTING AT $189,000. 13254 HARBOURFRONTON THE HARBOUR IN PELICAN SHORES, THIS ELEGANT, SPACIOUS, 5 BED,4.5 BATH HOME IS PERFECT FOR A FAMILY OR CORPORATE INVESTER. CALL FOR DETAILS.01/10/05 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 CASUAR INA POINTLOVELY 4 BED, 2 BATH CANAL FRONT HOME, SITE ON 120 FEET OF SEAWALLED PROPERTY. A BOATSMANÂ’S DREAM. COME RELAX WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. $750,000 2818 CASUARINA POINTSPACIOUS BEACH FRONT, 4 BED AND 4 BATH. GORGEOUS VIEW OF BAY AND ATLANTIC OCEANOFFERED AT $695,000 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. Agape Christian SchoolFremen Talk About Fire SafetyBy Portia Jonsson Everyday persons experience the horror of fire. But most people do not understand fire. Only when we know the true nature of fire can we prepare ourselves and our families. During the week of September 19th officers from the Grand Bahama Fire Department were on Abaco to speak with students and residents on fire prevention and safety. The month of September was deemed FiremenÂ’s Month for Northern Bahamas under the theme, Preventing the Worst: Put Safety First On September 20th Officer Harvey and Sgt. Bullard met with the high school students at Agape Christian School to educate them about the simple facts of fire. Sgt. Bullard advised them that the first thing to know in a fire is not to panic. When people panic, they are not in the same state of mind and explained that because they do not know what to do, they normally panic. Fire, he said, is not a bad thing. Fire that in not controlled is a bad thing. In the event of a fire the students were told to remember time is the biggest enemy and every second counts! They learned some simple facts that explain the particular characteristics of fire. Fire is fast and there is little time. Fire is hot and heat is more threatening than flames. Fire is dark and deadly. Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, School Newscolorless and toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell, the toxic fumes of carbon monoxide can kill you before you are aware it is in your home. There are four elements that must be present for a fire to exist. The concept of fire prevention is based upon keeping these four elements separate. There must be Oxygen to sustain combustion, Heat to raise the material to its ignition temperature, Fuel to support the combustion and a Chemical Reaction between the other three elements. Not all fires are the same. Different fuels create different fires and require different types of fire extinguishing agents. Class A fires are fires in ordinary combustibles such as paper, wood, cloth, trash and plastics. Class B fires involve flammable liquids such as gasoline, petroleum oil and paint. Class C fires consist of energized electrical equipment like motors, transformers and appliances. Sgt. Bullard demonstrated the correct use of a fire extinguisher. The first step is to pull the pin, then aim the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire, squeeze the operating lever to discharge the fire extinguisher agent and lastly, sweep the nozzle or hose from side to side until the fire is out. Anytime there is a fire, get out of the building as quickly and safely as possible. Once you are out, stay out. In closing the students were asked to be appreciative of our volunteer fire department because they are very valuable, important, significant and they are all that we have. Presentations were also made at St. Francis As a way of celebrating the new school year and welcoming students back to school, Agape Christian School held its annual family picnic at Camp Abaco on September 17th. Teachers, students, family and friends all turned out for a day of sun and fun-filled activities. It also allowed parents to mingle and get to know each other better. On September 12 the worldÂ’s biggest crayon was donated to CooperÂ’s Town Primary School on behalf of SolomonÂ’s Treasure Cay. The store manager, Mrs. Karen Knowles, delivered it to the school where the Principal, Mr. Michael Rolle, received it. The crayon was full of toys that were to be distributed to the school children. Please see School Page 3


October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIES EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIESGeorge Damianos President Nassau: (242) 322-2305 Lyford Cay:(242) 362-4211 Marsh Harbour:(242) 367-5046 Hope Town:(242) 366-0163 Treasure Cay:(242) 477-5821 Elbow Cay Properties:(242) 366-0569 Lubbers Quarters Cay:(242) 366-3143 Eleuthera & Harbour Is:(242) 332-2820DAMIANOS REALTY COMPANY LTD. since 1945 October 1, 2005 TREASURE CAY “Serenity House” is a modern 5,600 sq. ft. two story four bedroom 4.5 bath CBS home offering incredible ocean views from every room. Designed by noted Bahamian Architect John Darville. Two fully landscaped lots with 290 ft. oceanfront. US$3,900,000. #1660 Stan Sawyer: (242) 477-5821 HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY “Tahiti Hai” Newly renovated 4 bed 2 bath home in Dorros Cove Subdivision. Fully furnished, 0.5 acre lot, central a/c, wrap around deck, sea to sea views and more. Separate gardener’s apartment. Private dock slip. #1640. $895,000. Kerry Sullivan: (242) 366-0163 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 SOLD UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT AGAPE FAMILY DENTAL CENTRECall today for an appointmentAll emergencies and walk-in are welcome!Proverbs 3:5-6Tel : 242-367-4355/4 Fax: 242-367-2193 P.O.Box AB 20676 Don MacKay Blvd.Email: agapedental @batelnet.bsThe Dental SpecialistsDr. Therese M. Bonamy (full time)General Dentistry (Aesthetic, Restorative & ZOOM (Bleaching)Dr. Munir Rashad (Oct 7)Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon (Wisdom teeth)Dr. Antoine Clarke (Oct 13-14)Periodontics (Gum disease & implants)Dr. Woodley ThompsonOrthodontic (Braces) (Oct 20-21)Dental Hygiene Available de Sales School, Forest Heights Academy, Abaco Central High School, Central Abaco Primary and Moore’s Island All Age School.Treasure Cay PrimaryClasses Are Moved to Churches for Six WeeksBy Mirella Santillo The Treasure Cay Primary School which is undergoing extensive repairs and renovations had become a disruptive environment for the students. So the Principal Myrtis Russell suggested that classes be held somewhere else. Two churches donated space for SchoolFrom Page 2 On September 21 during the afternoon school rush hour a passenger bus belonging to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay driven by Audrick Preval of Marsh Harbour crashed into the rear of a disabled container trailer owned by United Abaco Shipping on Don MacKay Boulevard near Aldersgate Methodist Church. The bus was headed north. The driver of the trailer, which had just been parked on the side of the road, was still in the cab of the tractor when the bus crashed into it. He was not hurt. Mr. Preval and his two passengers, Yvonne Bethel of Murphy Town and Sharina Hollingsworth of Marsh Harbour, were taken to the clinic in the government emergency services vehicle. They were stabilized and flown to Nassau for treatment at the Princess Margaret Hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening. Ms. Bethel and Ms. Hollingsworth were released from the hospital later that night, Mr. Preval the following day.Three Are Injured in Crash More School News the school until the end of October at which time students and faculty should be able to move back. Classes for grade 1-5 are taking place at Full Gospel Assembly of God Church and grade 6 meets at the Anglican Church Parish Hall. “The school has to be repaired,” said Mrs. Russell. “It is not my intention to criticize or to complain. I am grateful to Pastor Symonette and Father Rolle for letting us use the churches. The children are the most important thing to me,” she added, “and it is with their interest at heart that we moved. I am looking forward to the new addition and the renovation of the school.” The Marsh Harbour Sailing Club continued with its regatta schedule. Six regulars along with a newcomer, Thomas Pinder, rounded out the seven-boat fleet. The breeze was moderate, but shifty, and this allowed those who could read the wind to take advantage of the shifts. Jim Kaighin won 4 of the 7 races, but dueled most of the afternoon with Randy Key who finished a close second by winning the other 3 races. Everyone was asking, “Where was that #20.” Thanks to Lisa Evans who did a superb job with the race committee. Our next sail date is set for October 15th. Please call Jim at 367-3086 for more information. Results: First, Jim Kaighin; Second, Randy Key; Third, Charlie Cooke; Fourth, Jeff Gale; Fifth, Doug Evans; Sixth, Andrew Janes; Seventh, Thomas Pinder.R/C Sailboats Race Again


Page 4 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 Lubber’s Quarters Lots starting at $48,000 Lots with private dock slip starting at $89,000Elbow Cay Adjacent to Aunt Pat’s Bay Subdivision This 1.034 acre lot with sea views is located on Elbow Cay, with rights to private dock slip available. One acre $550,000 Half acre also available Spencerville Lot 4 acre, elevated, residential lot. One of the few lots still available under $100,000 on Elbow Cay. $85,000 “Southern Breeze” Lubbers Quarters 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Offers sea views, a beautiful patio, custom cabinetry, central air, a modern kitchen, and a 9,500 gallon cistern. Great rental history. Private dock slip available for purchase. $448,000Lubbers 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“Aeolian” Stunning view of the mouth of Hope Town harbour and the Sea of Abaco. 100 feet of water front property, three bedroom, two bath rooms. Fully furnished and a great rental history. Asking $1,400,000 Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081Aisle of Palm RealtyBrent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco BEST BUYS ON ABACO1105 Bonefish Lodge located on the beach in Sandy Point with 10 rooms, large dining room and kitchen, just minutes to the flats. 1115 5 lots with amazing views and excellent elevations. All lots 1+/acre in size and underground utilities to come. Email: web site: Maria Silvester Coral Point 1007 Two adjacent parcels of land approx. 1.5 acres each with 40' elevations and 130'+ of waterfront. One parcel is vacant, other has partially completed home of 3/2 Bahama Palm Shores Bahama Palm Shores EXPERTS!!! No one sells more Bahama Palm Shores lots than us. Call today for available lots and prices. Bahama Palm 1160 Section one home site w/ foundation started for 2/1 home. Finish to your liking. $35,500 Marsh Harbour Home 1180 2/2 home in Marsh Harbour. Entertainment room can be converted to third bedroom. Spacious and open, large fenced in yard. Great Abaco Club 1189 NEW LISTING 3 bedroom home on three floors. Pool, 100' dock, unbeatable views, lovely landscaping. A must see. Call today 1216 NEW EXCLUSIVE 3/2 home upstairs with 2/1 and 1/1 apartments downstairs. All units fully and tastefully furnished. A must see!! Call for more info. info. 1217 NEW EXCLUSIVE Two bedroom home centrally located in Marsh Harbour. Great price. Call for details. Bahama Coral Island 1200Two adjacent parcels listed at $12,900 each. 1218 NEW EXCLUSIVE Two story home in Bahama Palm Shores offering two beds along with detached one bedroom guest cottage. A GREAT BUY!! Please see Students Page 6 Once again The Abaconian is pleased to present a listing of the Abaco students who are away at colleges and technical schools. Many more scholarships are available helping several of these students to accomplish their goals for a higher education. Most of these help with expenses but do not pay all expenses. However, the Prime Time Foundation assists the students in many ways and pays the entire cost of tuition, board and room and transportation. We salute the families who support these young people in acquiring the knowledge and skills they need to make their lives more productive and satisfying. We realize there are more students away and we want to list them in the next issue. We would appreciate family members or friends calling us at 367-3202 or 367-2677 with the information. Adrian Albury is in his fourth year at Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is studying computer programming. He has been awarded a scholarship from the Lyford Cay Foundation in Nassau. He is a graduate of Abaco Central High School and is the son of Ricky Albury and Lisa Albury. He is going to night school and is working part time. Ashley Albury is in her last year at Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach, Florida, and expects the finish in December. She is studying computer science and is on the Dean’s list with a 3.8 GPA. Ashley is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Albury. Margo Albury is in her first year at Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is studying culinary management. Margo is the daughter of Bill and Sherry Albury of Man-O-War and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She received a Florida Culinary International Scholarship. Mitchell Albury is in his first year at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida, where he is majoring in business administration. Mitchell is the son of Mollie Albury of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Diandra Armbrister is in her first year at Florida Memorial University in Miami, Florida, where she is majoring in computer science. Diandra is the daughter of Cindy Armbrister of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Clair Basden is in her first year at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida, where she is majoring in business finance and management. Claire is the daughter of Keith and Deborah Basden of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy where she maintained a 3.67 GPA, took eight BGCSE exams and earned the school’s citizenship award. She received a scholarship from the Abaco Club of Winding Bay. Christina Basden is in her last year at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad where she is majoring in biochemistry. She previously received an associate degree from the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. Christina is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Basden of Marsh Harbour. She graduated from Abaco Central High school where she was on the honor roll. She is a natural science senator for the College of the Bahamas Union of Students. Cinquetta Basden is in her first year at Louisiana State Uni-These Students Are Studying Abroad


October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 5 Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayIncredible hilltop home named for the ancient Tamarind tree that stands proudly surrounded by the breezey wraparound verandah. Beautiful, fully furnished 2 bed 2 bath home with one bedroom apartment and one acre of land in very private Lucayos Subdivision. Awesome view of the Sea of Abaco. Community dock steps away. Only minutes from Marsh Harbour & Elbow Cay, there are two 80 x 125 choice lots available. Identical in size & price, both lots can boast picturesque sunsets, & views of the Sea of Abaco. There is soon to be dockage close by. Roads are in great condition, & this desirable location is walking distance from the local restaurant. Tahiti Beach is a skiff ride across. Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters #2200 & #2201 $70,0002 lots available each lot priced atNEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! Bahama Palm ShoresEXCLUSIVE LISTINGS Peek-A-View' Hope Town #2136 $868,000One of the finest homes on Elbow Cay & overlooking the beautiful crystal blue Atlantic Ocean. Centrally located on the island, 'Peek-a-View' is a great choice for a second or retiring home. The property is beautifully landscaped & the home is open & spacious. This 4 bed, 3 1/2 bath home has a large, open kitchen, Jacuzzi tub & his & her closets in the master suite. Located just 20 minutes from Marsh Harbour in beautiful Bahama Palm Shores is this great parcel of land. Just across the street is the beautiful eight mile beach. This property is approx. 22,000 sq. ft. & is the perfect spot for your island dream house. The community of Bahama Palm Shores offers second home owners & full-time residents a personal atmosphere. Bahama Palm Shores #2172 $156,000Breathtaking views await you once you are standing upon this lovely 10,000 square foot hill top property in Long Beach. Lot # 370 is a corner lot with great elevation and views of the open Atlantic Ocean. Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood about 30 minutes south of Marsh Harbour with quality neighbours to entertain once you build your dream home. Long Beach #2205 $89,000 Buttonwood #1849 $143,000This lovely, elevated lot overlooks the Sea of Abaco and is located in the quiet Buttonwood subdivision. Only a 10 minute walk to the settlement of White Sound and the beach, this lot is an excellent spot to build a cottage or rental home surrounded by native foliage. The community dock is just down the hill from the property. This offering consists of three consecutive lots on Banyan Tree Drive in beautiful Bahama Palm Shores. Priced to sell at a mere $89,000 you can build your home on one lot and keep two for future use or resale. Only a short walk from the beach, this property is an excellent buy. Call our office or make an appointment today. #2171 $89,000Beautiful home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Private dock permit already approved. Ideal family hideaway w/ private water access. 2 of the 4 beds have private quarters & baths. Ideal for entertaining, there is a bar set into the living room & a cosy fireplace to enjoy on those cooler tropical evenings. Wraparound decks are the perfect spot to enjoy the ocean view. West Wind' Buttonwood #1852 $1,500,000Bahama Palm ShoresThis lot is located near Fry's Mangrove on Elbow Cay. It is situated between the Sea of Abaco & a creek making it an ideal location for nature lovers & boating enthusiasts. The property is approx. 41,000. sq. ft. & is just a few minutes from Hope Town. This is a great investment opportunity for those that want their own little piece of paradise. #2168 $144,000Beautiful Wooded Lot Elbow Cay #2175 $1,200,000Tamarind Hill White SoundCall for an appointment today. To view all of our Bahamas Listings go to Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0100 Cell: (242) 357-6819 Fax: (242) 367-0099 june@grahamrealestate.comJune E. Russell, BRIHope Town (242) 366-0601 Cell: (242) 554-9429 Fax: (242) 366-0602 patti@grahamrealestate.comPatti Love, Realtor


Page 6 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIES TIES TIES TIES TIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 • Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 E-mail: • www.oceanblueproperties.comSales, Rentals and Property ManagementON GREEN TURTLE CAY: New listing! Family estate located on Gillam Bay and Black Sound consisting of one two story furnished house with three bedrooms; three baths; two kitchens and two living areas. Sits on rise of land with spectacular views of both Gillam Bay and Black Sound. 1.67 acres. Two vehicles. 2 car garage. Caretaker’s cottage with one bedroom and one bath. House has 120' dock on Black Sound in hurricane sheltered waters. 3.9 acres of property with 340' of beachfront on Gillam Bay. Estate can be sold as two parcels. $1.99 million for 2 story house. $3 million for beachfrout parcel. Viewing by appointment only. New listing! 118 feet of beachfront on north end of Bight O Bay. 174' deep. 1/3 acre. Gorgeous beach cove lot with stunning views of Atlantic Ocean. $620,000 (all closing costs included) New listing! 90' of beachfront on south end of Bight O Bay. 560' deep. One acre of spectacular white sandy beach. $840,000 (all closing costs in) New listing! 12,500 sq. ft. inland lot. Within walking distance of GT Club; Coco Bay Beach and Ocean Beach. Electrical supply nearby. $100,000 (all closing costs in.) New listing! Two newly built block construction 40x36 3 bedroom 2 bath furnished homes at the north end with beach access and gorgeous ocean views. The reef is only 75 yds. off shore for great diving. l8' vaulted ceilings in living room A/C. W/D. TV. Hand-painted cabinets. Storm shutters. RO system setup in but not installed. Use of shared private dock on Coco Bay. One half acre each. $1.55 million each (closing costs included.) New listing! Two 3/4 acre lots each with 112' of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean. Short walking distance to great diving reef within 75 yards of shore. Exquisite ocean views. Quiet residential area. Ten minutes to a major resort. Each $625,000 plus 7% to close. New listing! Waterfront lot on Bay. Dock to be decked over with 10' draft protected during storms. A few steps and you are on Coco Bay Beach. Outstanding water views. 12,000 sq. ft. $650,000.00 plus 7% to close. For the discerning buyer seeking privacy and a secluded location. Two bedroom three bath furnished Bahamian style home overlooking Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Good elevation. 30,000 gallon cistern. Dock with sling on Bluff Harbour. 2 acres with over 1,000 feet of shoreline. Gazebo to watch the sunsets. $3 million gross. Four unit furnished income-producing building with views of Coco Bay and use of shared private dock. $700,000 plus 7% to close. Two bedroom two bath basically furnished home with large deck and view of Coco Bay. 18,000 gallon rain water tank. Basement. W/D Good elevation. 1/3 acre. Steps away from Coco Bay Beach. B$398,000 (all closing costs in.) Three bedroom two bath newly constructed home in residential area overlooking green space and pond. Jacuzzi. A/C throughout. Fully fitted out kitchen. Vaulted ceilings throughout. Large decks. Screened porch. Landscaped. 1/4 acre. Close to town and within walking distance of Ocean beach. B$660,000 North End: Stunning three bedroom two bath home block construction home with fireplace. Outstanding views of Atlantic Ocean. 35' high elevation. Spacious screened in porch. One acre. 125' on ocean. $1.32 million plus 7% to close. MUNJACK CAY 1/4 acre on white sandy Atlantic Ocean Beach. 125’ frontage. Use of shared private dock on Sea of Abaco. $183,000 gross. Under Contract: Wood building on lot in New Plymouth Getzaway Cottage Gillam Bay Deck House Lot 8A and 9 Coco Bay prime water front residential A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs • 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery versity in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she is majoring in accounting. Cinquetta is the daughter of Keith and Deborah Basden of Dundas Town. She is on a full scholarship from the Prime Time Foundation. Bianca Bethel graduated with honours with a bachelor’s degree from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. She completed the four-year course in three years. She is now pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy at Boston University in Massachusetts. Bianca is the daughter of Will and Kim Bethel of Marsh Harbour. She is a member of the these honor societies: Phi Eta Sigma, Tri Beta and Omicron Delta Kappa. Roger Bethell is studying hospitality management at the Florida Metropolitan University in Pompano Beach, Florida. In June 2004 he earned his bachelor’s degree at Palm Beach Community College in West Palm Beach, Florida. Roger graduated from Forest Heights Academy and is the son of David and Kathy Bethell of Green Turtle Cay. He works at the Echo Restaurant in the Breakers Hotel where his brother Ian also works. Addison Durrell Burrows is in his last year at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida, where he is majoring in music. Addison is the son of Hudson and Claudine Burrows of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School where is was the Deputy Head Boy. He received a music scholarship from the college. Tamara Burrows is in her second year in a two year program at the Success Training College in Nassau. She is studying computer networking and is working toward earning an associate degree. Tamara is the daughter of Charlie Burrows and Dennalee Curry of Cooper’s Town. She is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School Patrelle Carey is in her first year at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida. She is majoring in special education. She has received her associate’s degree and is now working toward a bachelor’s degree. Patrelle is the daughter of Gwendolyn Carey of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Sherelle Carey is in her third year of college and is presently attending Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. She is on a tennis scholarship from the college while she is majoring in computer engineering. She has completed her associate’s degree and is working toward a bachelor’s degree.Youth Are Continuing Their Education StudentsFrom Page 4 Please see Students Page 8 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!


October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 Mailin Sands m ailin@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-LargeParcel of property 100 X 270 with two concrete warehouses, would be ideal for certain commercial ventures. 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. Marsh Harbour-#5219-Vacant property comprises of approx 1.25 acres.Could serve as residential or commercial property. Call today for more details. 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 ___________________________________________________________________ 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 Oct 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. $70,000UNDER CONTRACT 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 LISTINGSMALL HOME, ACREAGE AND CANAL SLIP! Near Treasure Cay Sits on 10 acres, property includes a 1b/1b home. Utility room, underground electricity and back up generator.Call NowYellowwood Cottage-#5027 partially completed 1bed/1 bath cottage on a 150x175lot. Close to Cherokee Sound. $150,000.00 Leisure Lee-#5366-3 bed, 3bath home in the quiet neighborhood. 1,600 sq.ft. living space, 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$195,00.00SOLDMarshHarbour. #5426. 2b/1b home on 110x140lot. Second bath and laundry being added. Detached 1b/1b apt. on property -$200,000.00 UNDER CONTRACT Green Turtle CayPineapple 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 wont last long.-$789,000Ready to sell? Looking to buy? Call us today! orPlease visit our new office location on Queen 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 LISTINGMan-O-War Cay-#5451-Two, 2bed/2bath cottages on 16,000 sq. ft. of waterfront property. Features 60,000 gallon rain water cistern, generator house, and 15KW generator. Post card pretty view. Call today!NEW LISTINGMarsh Harbour-List#5464-2bed/ 2 bath home in Sweetings Village. Furnished, central A/C, Hobby Room, and outside patio space are only some features. Call now! $250,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGManjack Cay-10 acres of property with beautiful beachfront at both ends. Protected anchorage on west side. Close to Green Turtle Cay.$2,000,000 Man-O-War-#5475-Vacant property from sea to sea on Eastern Harbour. Total of 160 of waterfront. Rare offering, Call now!NEW LISTING


Page 8 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 Kathleen Albury, BRI a professional Licensed Real Estate Appraiser who has performed work for most local financial institutions, many attorneys and private individuals. She also serves as Estate Agent with H.G. Christie, Ltd. with seven years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, five of these years in Abaco. She maintains licenses in both countries. She has completed many continuing education courses, having received her Bahamas Real Estate Institute designation, and can be considered one of the best trained realtors in Abaco. Kathleen serves all of Abaco and currently resides in Hope Town, Elbow Cay. HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 Hope Town, Elbow Cay Tel: (242) 366 0700 Fax: (242) 366 0701 Cell: (242) 477 5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.comWhen you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has opened itÂ’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 Aviation Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQualityBOA BOA BOA BOA BOA T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC T LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment .Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: www.drillrig.i8.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote,Sherelle is the daughter of Gwendolyn Carey of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Valentino Carey is pursuing a bachelorÂ’s degree at the College of The Bahamas where he is studying electronic engineering technology. He completed the courses for his associate degree. He is the son of Rex and Velty Carey of Fox Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Shane Cash is in his second year at Ramapo University in New Jersey where he is majoring in secondary education. Shane is the son of Don and Carrie Cash of Hope Town and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. He is receiving a Pathfinders scholarship. Charlotte Collins is in her first year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is studying applied finance and acounting. Charlotte is the daughter of Jeff and Jane Collins of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Tavia Cornish is in her last year at the College of The Bahamas studying primary education. Tavia is the daughter of Maggie Cornish of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She is maintaining a 3.5 GPA. Javasco Curry is in his second year at New England Tech in West Palm Beach where he is working toward his associate degree in automotive engineering. Javasco is the son of Jackie and Christine Curry of Mount Hope and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School Opal Dawkins is working toward her bachelorÂ’s degree at City College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is majoring in business management. She has already received an associateÂ’s degree in broadcast journalism when she graduated with honours. She was an ambassador at her school. Opal is the daughter of Gwen Carey of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Central Abaco High School. Chervain Dean is in her last year at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she is majoring in psychology. Chervain is the daughter of Pastor and Mrs. Christopher Dean of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She is on a full scholarship from Prime Time Scholarship Foundation. She received an associate degree from the College of the Bahamas and is on the DeanÂ’s Honour List. Devaughan Edgecombe is in his last year at Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he is majoring in accounting. Devaughan is the son of Sara Dawkins of Murphy Town. He graduated from Abaco Central High School.More Students Are Studying Away StudentsFrom Page 6 Please see Students Page 9 Advertise in The Abaconian


October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 THE OUTBOARD SHOPMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail-theoutboardshop@abacoinet.comAuthorized Distributor Now In Stock Available 40 90 HP 200 250 HP Associated 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 O.B.S. MarineF reeport 242.352.9246 Up to three year warranty extensive parts inventory and factory trained mechanics Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Today’s CeramicsSouth America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. .We stock: Spacers • Caps • Trims • and Accessories Thin-set • Mastic • Grouts • Saws & Blades• Free estimates • Free delivery for larger orders • Special pricing for builders and contractors • Installation also optionalAbaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display• Ceramic • Granite • Stone • Procelain • Vinyl • Wood 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 ... 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: 367-0064Elizabeth Eldon is in her second year of a two-year program at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. She will be transferring to a four-year college to major in computer and business management. Elizabeth is the daughter of Stephen and Jackie Eldon of Bahama Palm Shores. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Shenika Hepburn is in her fourth year at Florida Hospital College in Orlando, Florida, where she is studying nursing. She will graduate in April. Shenika is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hepburn of Crossing Rocks. Darlene Higgs is in graduate school at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, where she is enrolled in a two-year program to become a nurse practitioner. Darlene is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rowan Higgs of Marsh Harbour and was Valedictorian when she graduated from Forest Heights Academy. Jessica Higgs is in her first year at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia where she is majoring in biology. Jessica is the daughter of Monica and Lawrence Higgs of Marsh Harbour. Zyandric Jones is now attending the Vancouver Film School in British Columbia and is in a one year program learning 3D, Animation and Visual Effects. He attended the College of The Bahamas in Nassau for three years where he studied art and design. He was on the honour roll for those three years. Zyandric Jones is the son of Patrice Rolle of Murphy Town and Zyandell Jones of Dundas Town. He is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Chrystie Kawalram is in her third year at Berkeley College in New York. She is majoring in international businesses with StudentsFrom Page 8 Please see Students Page 11A Variety of Careers Is Planned


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October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 Island Living Real Estate P.O. Box AB-20997 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: (242)367-2696 Fax: (242)367-5329www.islandlivingrealestate.comElevated Waterfront, Lynard’s Cay UNDER CONTRACT $144,000 Listing#7393/4 acre on the Sea of Abaco, Atlantic seaviews and deep water for a dock. Short distance from Little Harbour and Cherokee.$145,000 Listing#28619,400 sf with 100 feet of beach frontage in a quiet and upcoming community. Miles of scenic tranquilityBeachfront Splendor, Long Beach an emphasis on administration. Chrystie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roodatram Kawalram of Treasure Cay. She graduated from Forest Heights Academy with honors in marine biology. She received a Pathfinders scholarship. Ron Kawalram is in his first year of a two year program at Apex School of Technology in New York. He is in a mechanical engineering program. Ron is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roodatram Kawalram of Treasure Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Krista Kelly is in her first year at Lee’s McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, where she is majoring in business administration. Krista is the daughter of Andrew and Denise Kelly of Leisure Lee and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She was Head Prefect when she graduated in 2005. Robert Key is in his last year at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama, studying business and finance. Robert is the son of Randy Key and Emily Key of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. His is a member of the flying club. Cutelle Mikula Knowles is in her last year at Campbell University in Beuires Creek, North Carolina. She is majoring in accounting. Cutelle is the daughter of Gloria Mikula of Treasure Cay. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy where she maintained a GPA of 3.4. Tia Knowles is in her first year at Louisiama State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she is majoring in education. Tia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Knowles of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She is on a full scholarship from Prime Time Foundation. Calea Laroda will graduaate next year from the College of The Bahamas. She is maintaining a 3.0 GPA in her night classes. She is studying to be a CPA. Calea is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School and is the daughter of Wendy and Clint Laroda of Treasure Cay. She has a government grant. StudentsFrom Page 9 Please see Students Page 13 BAHAMA PALM SHORES:Beach Front Parcel(Ref #337) Spacious 17,129 sq. ft., 124 foot sandy beach frontage on Atlantic Ocean, Spectacular ocean views $299,000.ELBOW CAY:Elevated Parcel(Ref #380) large 66,600 s/f 148 x 450 parcel located near lighthouse. Can be subdivided, natural vegetation, public dock access $586,000.LEISURE LEE:"Beach Reach" House/Canal Combo(Ref #249) 2,030 sq, ft. beach front 2 bedroom, 2 bath home. Fully furnished, Immaculately maintained, panoramic sea views $599,000. UNDERCONTRACT (Ref #234) Located on a quiet deep water finger canal. 9,689 sq. ft. with 70 of waterfront, complete with seawall, dock and boat lift $145,000. UNDERCONTRACT"Canal Lot #202"(Ref #233) Located on the main deep water canal, close proximity to waterways entrance, large 11,770 s/f lot with 125 of canal frontage. Includes dock pilings already installed. Water and power installed on the lot, telephone & DSL available, cleared. Price: $192,000. UNDERCONTRACT"Canal Lot #203"(Ref #203) Prime canal front lot in growing waterfront residential community, located in the main deep water canal, just minutes from the Sea of Abaco and Treasure Cay Marina. 10,590 s/f with 121 of protected canal frontage, all utilities available. Price: $168,000. UNDERCONTRACTTURTLE ROCKS:Turtles RockŽ(Ref #361) 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach front home built in 2000 on 1.18 acres with 102 on the beach, very private area, fully furnished. $755,000.Ridgetop Home(Ref #123) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 4,520 sq. ft. home on 5.84 acres, 2 car garage, large modern kitchen, Requires repairs and completion $375,000. GUANACAY:Two Commercial Lots(Ref#368) 2 adjoining lots, harbour front road location, across from the public dock, total frontage 161 feet, $245,000 each.BUSTICK BIGHT:Waterfront Acreage(Ref#381) 2.73 acres, featuring 900+ of water front on protected Bustick Bight, located just 6 miles north of Marsh Harbour, open zoning, ideal location $425,000.SPLIT ROCK:Waterfront Parcels(Ref#299) Large waterfront lot(s) in new Split RocksŽ subdivision. This prime property consists of 1.39 acres and features over 100 feet of frontage on the beautiful Sea of Abaco. Call for pricing. Prime Real Estate Listing Throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY"Trident House"(Ref #317) Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully furnished beach front home, 3,500 square feet, sensational beach & ocean views, many extras $2,500,000."Casuarina Beach House"(Ref #350) Fabulous 2 storey 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath, fully furnished, plus efficiency, pool, 80' beach frontage, recently renovated $2,300,000."Harbours Edge"(Ref #191) 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,500 s/f harbour front home, 90 of bulkhead for dock with 8+/depth, waterfront views though large glass doors, open kitchen, interior decor includes hand painted tropical mural, 2 car garage, 1/3 acre lot with privacy walls, Mediterranean style pool, fully furnished. Price: $1,265,000.Tigh-Na-MaraŽ(Ref #179) 7 bedroom 7.5 bath 3 storey Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate with freshwater pool, landscaping with mature coconut trees and privacy walls. 80 on the beach. Interior requires some renovations, materials on site. New Price: $1,445,000. UNDERCONTRACTSams LandingŽ(Ref #398) 3 bed/3 bath plus office area, 2,400 sq. ft. two story open concept canal front home with 102 of water frontage with dock and davits on Brigantine Bay. Fully furnished, central A/C, garage, unique glass front living area provides gorgeous 180 degree panoramic views. Price: $978,000."Brigantine Beach Condo"(Ref #369) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath bath townhouse with ocean views just steps from the beach, furnished, rental history $458,000.Canal Lot on Brigantine Bay(Ref #321) Oversized, cleared, 130' canal frontage, deep water $365,000.Canal Lot Package(Ref #396) Two adjoining canal lots sold together as a package for a total of 20,000 +/sq. ft. on Galleon Bay Drive and 168+ of bulkhead, cleared, possible ocean views $275,000 each or $540,000. LITTLE HARBOUR:Waterfront Property(Ref #347) 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280' water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little Harbour, large natural cave. $910,000.SCOTLAND CAY:Waterfront Lot(Ref #319) Large lot with 125 feet on Sea of Abaco, Private island with air strip, elevations up to 50+/$400,000. UNDERCONTRACTNORTH ABACO:Waterfront Lot (Ref #431) Large waterfront lot includes 20,000+ sq.ft with 110 ft of waterfront on the Sea of Abaco. Deep water access, views of Spanish Cay just 3 miles south of Coopers Town. All utilities accessible. $129,900.We Exceed Client Expectations!www.abacoestateservices.comPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. Phone: (242) 365.8752Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS1st Oct, 2005 These Are Getting a Higher EducationErika Lowe is in her last year of college at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. She is studying psychology and sociology. Erika is the daughter of Scott and Merdie Lowe of Green Turtle Cay. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She received scholarships from Abaco Pathfinders and Bahamas Supermarkets Foundation. The AbaconianGive Your Student Away at School a Subscription to


Page 12 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 #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#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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Just built and 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. $165.000.MURPHY 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 #9939. NEW! Lovely wooded home site located in the secluded community of Bahama Palm Shores. The site is situated within 300 ft of the gorgeous 8 Mile Bay and its sugar sand beach! Build up for views and breeze. Priced to sell! $38,000.BAHAMA PALM SHORES #9934. NEW! “Southwind”. One of the first homes built on the lovely peninsula of Pelican Shores. Encompassing just under one acre of land, fronting on Duck Pond. Comprised of 2 bedroom/2 bath, den/library, open living and dining area and galley style kitchen. Included is a guest cottage, pool, enclosed 12Kw generator and dock. A promising property with superior land value and great potential for the discerning, imaginative buyer. SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY PLEASE.PELICAN SHORES #9935. NEW! Lovely home site of approximately 10,000 sq.ft with high elevation and views of the sea on the west of Abaco and the South side. Conveniently located just 3 miles north of Marsh Harbour. $35,000.BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND


October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13 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 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: Raenell Lowe is a first year student at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is working toward a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Raenell is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy where she was on the President’s List. She is the daughter of Ray and Bessie Lowe of Green Turtle Cay. She received a Pathfinders scholarship and funding from the Treasure Cay Community Foundation as well as an academic award from the college. Nadia Major is in her last year at Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, Florida. She is studying computer science and is an honor student and will be graduating in the spring. Nadia is the daughter of Ruth and Kenneth Major of Cooper’s Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. She studied for one year at Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute. Samantha Major is in her second year at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. She is majoring in biology which is a pre-med course. Samantha is the daughter of Wanda Mackey of Hope Town and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She is on the Dean’s List. She is assisted by a Pathfinder scholarship and scholarships from the school.Standing Seam Metal Roofing Standing Seam Metal RoofingHurricane RatedP.O.Box CB-11948 Nassau, N.P., BahamasTel & Fax: 367-0227 Cell: 557-3538Email: More Students Away Please see Students Page 14 StudentsFrom Page 11


Page 14 The Abaconian October 1, 2005BRIGANTINE BAY “Dolphin” Very special canal front CBS home, 2bed / 2 bath with living/dining/kitchen opening on to a covered porch. Also garage/ utility room as well as dock and boat lift. MUST SEE $984,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES “Seaductress” / “Harbour’s 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 widow’s walk. WOW! $2,500,000 + 7.5% closing “Cross Winds” Split level CBS home extra large lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! $868,000 + 7.5% closing SANDPIPER BEACH “Idle Hour” Seeing is believing describes the many features of this special home on our beautiful beach. Living space 2750 sq. ft., garage 450 sq. ft. beach side porch 550 sq. ft. Master suite bedroom / bath plus 2 guestbedrooms / 2 baths, large living / kitchen / dining / family room. Many, many features. MUST SEE $2,400,000 SOLD SOLDDawson Malone is in his second year at the College of the Bahamas where he is studying prelaw. He is the son of William Malone of Casuarina Point and Charlotte Malone of Marsh Harbour. He is a graduate of Agape Christian School. He is receiving a scholarship from Pathfinders and one from Family Guardian. Tarvanti McDonald is in his third year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. He is majoring in business administration. Tarvanti is the son of Yvonne Sanders and Matthew McDonald of Cooper’s Town and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Jamal McIntosh is in his last year at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. He is studying music and education. Jamal graduated from Wesley College as valedictorian in 2002. He is the son of Roosevelt “Rusty” and Belinda McIntosh of Dundas Town. Miquell Miller is in her first year at John Brown University in Arkansas where she is majoring in biology and chemistry. Miquell is the daughter of Patricia McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She is receiving a scholarship from Abaco Pathfinders. Brittany Murray is in her second year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau where she is studying primary education. Brittany is the daughter of Gordon and Theresa Murray of Treasure Cay and is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School. Rashida Murray is in her last year at Louisiana State Louisiana in Baton Rogue, Louisiana, where she is studying psychology. She received two Associate’s degree from the College of the Bahamas in Nassau, one in law and criminal justice and the other in psychology. Rashida is a graduate of S.C. Bootle High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Murray of Treasure Cay. She was awarded a Prime Time Scholarship which is a full scholarship, paying all tuition, board and room and even transportation between the school and Abaco. Veronica Nairn is in her third year at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida. She is studying psychology. Veronica is the daughter of Veronica Nairn of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Jillian Parotti is in her second year at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she is majoring in culinary arts. She will receive an associate’s degree in the spring. She plans to continue at the school to complete a four-year course toward a bachelor’s degree. Jillian Parotti is the daughter of Mike and Susan Parotti of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. She maintains good grades that has kept her on the honor roll at Forest Heights and at Please see Students Page 13 StudentsFrom Page 16These Students Are Studying Abroad


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Page 16 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 !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 Johnson and Wales. She is on a full scholarship given her by the Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Kristen Pearce is in her fourth year at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, where she is studying biology. Kristen is the daughter of Theodore and Rhonda Pearce of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Sandra Pinder is in her third year at Florida Memorial College in Miami where she is studying accounting. Sandra is the daughter of Lionel Pinder of Eleuthra and Fernander Pinder of Hope Town. She is a graduate of Long Bay School. Azriel Jamel Reckley is in his third year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is studying in television production. A.J. is the son of Gilbert and Donna Reckley of Marsh Harbour. He is a graduate of Wesley College and was active in the Abaco Community Band. He was on the Dean’s list and was Head Boy in high school. James Rees is in his last year at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He is studying molecular biology and English with a minor in chemistry. James is the sone of Mr. and Mrs. James Rees of Casuarina Point. He graduated from Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pearce, Florida. He is on a scholarship given by the school. Michelle Rees is in her third year at the Florida Institute of Technology where she is studying ocean engineering. Michelle is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rees of Casuarina Point and is a graduate of Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pearce, Florida. She is on an academic scholarship. She is a Resident Assistant this year. Eugene Rolle, Jr. is in his first year at New England Tech in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is studying architectural drafting and design. Eugene is the son of Eugene and Laverne Rolle of Cooper’s Town. He is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Sherise Latoya Rolle is in her second year at the College of the Bahamas in Nassau where she is studying nursing. Sherise is the daughter of Freeland and Sharon Rolle of Cooper’s Town. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Christopher Rutledge is in his first year of a two-year program at Daytona Beach Community College in Dayton, Florida. He is taking general courses. Christopher is the son of Mai and Tom Rutledge of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Hilary Rutter is in her second year at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she is studying accounting. Hilary is the daughter of Geoffrey Rutter and Edith Sims of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She received a Pathfinder’s scholarship. Raymonde Saintil has started a two-year program at Hesston College in Hesston,Kansas, where she is studying nursing. Raymonde is a daughter of Raymond and Elisemane Saintil of Hope Town. She was awarded a scholarship by Pathfinders. Ashley Sands is in her first year at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida. She has a double major, elementary education and business. Ashley is the daughter of Art and Kim Sands of Marsh Harbour and she is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Michelle Sawyer is in graduate school at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida where she is pursuing a degree in speech therapy.Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club is a S500 million development on Guana Cay, centered around a championship golf course and a marina. As part of our commitment to government to employ 200 Bahamians in the development we are now looking to fill the following positions with Bahamian Nationals:• Sous Chef • Rooms/ Inn Manager • Yoga/Pilates Instructor • Fitness Trainer • Resident Butler • Assistant Marketing ManagerSalary and benefits will be in line with experience and will include health benefits. Applications to: Carter Redd, General Manager P.O. Box AB 20766, Marsh Harbour, Abaco or to: Staff Opportunities Abaco ExpressProviding U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 • 561-689-1010 StudentsFrom Page 14 Please see Students Page 16Students Seek Expanded Knowledge


October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 17 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 Doors & Windows Moldings & Millwork Pressure Treated & Dimensional Lumber Custom Cypress BuilderÂ’s Hardware Tools, Plumbing & Electrical items202 Old Dixie Highway Lake Park half mile from The Port of Palm Beach Call now 561-842-4666 Distributors for: Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Michelle is the daughter of Brian and Caroline Sawyer of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Felicity Simms is in her first year at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau where she is studying to be a mathematics teacher. Felicity is the daughter of Jonathan and Agatha Simms of Murphy Town and is a graduate of Agape Christian School. She received a PathfindersÂ’ Scholarship. She received an outstanding student award in Bahamian schools. Tecuma Sherman is in her final year at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is majoring in English. Tecuma is the daughter of Mrs. Isobel Sherman of Dundas Town. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She was awarded scholarships from Abaco Pathfinders and is now assisted by a scholarship from Lyford Cay. She is a member of Delta Sigma Tau and the International English Honor Society. Malisa Singh is in her second year at York College in New York. She is studying accounting and hopes to become a certified public accountant. Malisa is the daughter of Partap and Gaulty Singh of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She is receiving a scholarship from Pathfinders. Raquel Smith is in her second year working toward an associate degree at the College of The Bahamas in StudentsFrom Page 16 Please see Students Page 18Schools Abroad Beckon Our Students Nassau. She is studying accounting and music. She is in a two-year program which she will complete in December 2005. Raquel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Smith of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She received a scholarship from Pathfinders. Phylicia Stuart is in her first year at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida, where she is majoring in bology. Phylicia is the daughter of Katherine Jones of Dundas Town and is a graduate of


Page 18 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 • NCR Forms • Office Stationary • Flyers • Certificates • Tickets • Brochures • Photo Scanning • Wedding/Funeral Programs • Business Cards • Envelopes • Menus • Labels • Laminations • ...MoreAbaco P Abaco P Abaco P Abaco P Abaco P rint Shop rint Shop rint Shop rint Shop rint ShopFriendly and Professional Printing Services Friendly and Professional Printing Services Friendly and Professional Printing Services Friendly and Professional Printing Services Friendly and Professional Printing ServicesLocated in the Abaco Shopping Center Located in the Abaco Shopping Center Located in the Abaco Shopping Center Located in the Abaco Shopping Center Located in the Abaco Shopping Center Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-3202 Ph : (242) 367-3202 Ph : (242) 367-3202 Ph : (242) 367-3202 Ph : (242) 367-3202 Fax : (242) 367-3201 Fax : (242) 367-3201 Fax : (242) 367-3201 Fax : (242) 367-3201 Fax : (242) 367-3201FOR ALL Y FOR ALL Y FOR ALL Y FOR ALL Y FOR ALL Y OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS! OUR PRINTING NEEDS!Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Call us today... Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday Monday Friday 9am 5pm 9am 5pm 9am 5pm 9am 5pm 9am 5pm Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour on Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442Abaco Central High School. She has a partial scholarship from the school. Colin Swain is in his first year at Seneca College in King City, Ontario, Canada, where he is majoring in general arts and science. Colin is the son of Cathy Swain and Colley Swain of Dundas Town and is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. Shakelah Thompson is in her third year at Florida Memorial College in Miami, Florida where she is studying management information service. She is on the Dean’s list with a 3.75 GPA. Shakelah is the daughter of Lorraine and Leroy Thompson of Marsh Harbour. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Michelle Thurston is in her second year at the College of The Bahamas majoring in electrical engineering. Michelle is a graduate of Abaco Central High School. She is the daughter of Errol Thurston of Dundas Town. Heather Weatherford is in her first year of college at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. She is majoring in elementary education. Heather is the daughter of Ray and Pam Weatherford of Man-O-War Cay. She is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Andrew Wilhoyte is in his first year at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he is majoring in architecture. Andrew is the son of Clay and Lisa Wilhoyte in Hope Town and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. He spent one year on the S/V Concordia a barkentine three-masted sailboat that offers schooling along with sailing experience. StudentsFrom Page 17 Jason Wiltfang is in his last year of college and is attending the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He is studying journalism and anthropology and is maintaining a GPA of 3.4. He is a honors student and is a member of the National Honor Fraternity Phi Sigma Theta. Jason is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wiltfang of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy. Philipp Zandali is sailing on the S/V Concordia, a barkentine, where he is learning to sail along with taking courses at the University Afloat. During the first semester the boat left Nova Scotia headed to several countries on the Mediterranean Sea, continuing down the western shore of Africa. During the second semester the ship will cross the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean, continue through the Panama Canal and on to the Galapagos Islands and Tahiti. Each year one student from Abaco receives a scholarship to sail with the boat. Philipp is the son of Rick and Barbara Zandali of Marsh Harbour and is a graduate of Forest Heights Academy.NoticeWe realize there are quite a few more students away and we want to list them in the next issue. We would appreciate family members or friends calling us at 367-3202 or 367-2677 with the information. I, Gentry Morris of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, along with my wife Delicia and sons Gentry III and Giovanni, would like to thank our family, our fellow church brethren and all our friends in the community who have prayed for us during our recent trials through which God has helped us overcome.Thanks to Our Community Thanks to Our Community Thanks to Our Community Thanks to Our Community Thanks to Our CommunityWe remain steadfast in our quest to continue to serve in our community and would appreciate your continued prayers. You may contact me at Abaco Insurance Agency at telephone 242-367-2549.Youth Are Continuing Their Education It Pays toAdvertise Support the Cancer SocietyDonate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop Call 367-3744 for info


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(242) 366-0112 Hope Town Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday • Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 477-5292 375-8833 Great Guana Cay The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited, Abaco, invites duly licensed surveillance companies to tender for surveillance services.Upon presentation of a copy of a valid license, companies may collect a sealed package containing the tender information from BTC's Marsh Harbour Administrative Office between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mon. Fri. All responses are to be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to:BTC Abaco Attention: Mr. Henry Romer Senior Manager P.O.Box AB20463 Marsh Harbour, abaco Deadline to collect packets is Monday, September 26th, 2005 Sincerely, THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LIMITEDHenry Romer Senior Manager Abaco, Bahamas, Tenders Invited for Surveillance Services Please see Police Page 23 A half-inch Dewalt drill, a battery drill, a Dewalt saw, a D-Vig saw, 3 drop cords, a 26 pound cylinder of Freon and a Universal gauge were stolen from a Hyundai vehicle in Marsh Harbour between August 11-12. Someone stole Quick Cell phone cards valued at $1000 from a clothing shop in Pigeon Peas on August 4. A resident of Murphy Town and her son were approached by a woman they knew from Murphy Town on August 13 who threatened to kill her with a knife. The woman with the knife was charged and released on bail. Five men were arrested at an apartment in Marsh Harbour on August 13 charged with possession of marijuana when a search of the residence was made. Four men from Nassau and one man from Marsh Harbour were charged and will appear in court. One man was arrested on August 14 when his residence in Cherokee Sound was searched and a small quantity of cocaine powder was found. He was charged and will appear in court. A Dundas Town man had the windshield of his car smashed by a wine bottle by someone he knew on August 14. The incident happened at Crossing Beach. Nine residents of the Mud were arrested by police and immigration officers on August 17 for immigration purposes. On August 18 four employees of First Caribbean International Bank and one police officer were in a vehicle involved in an accident on S.C. Bootle Highway. The bank employees were treated at the government clinic and the policeman was flown to Nassau for medical treatment. Two marijuana plants were found growing in the area of the entrance to Bahama Star Farm on August 18. A resident of Charlie Boo Yard in Marsh Harbour was hit by a man she knew on August 3 while she was at a restaurant in Marsh Harbour. He threw a plate that caused a minor injury to her leg. A resident of the Mud was hit in the head with a bat by a man he knew. The incident took place at the basketball court in the Mud on August 19. One resident of the Mud and a resident of Pigeon Peas were arrested after a search revealed a cutlass under a car seat on August 19 when the men were outside a Marsh Harbour business. A Marsh Harbour resident reported that someone stole two of his checks on August 19 and tried to cash one for $4000. A suspect was named. A resident of Guana Cay reported on August 19 that he found yellow sticky stuff draining from the gas tank area of his three rental boats. A Dundas Town resident was arrested on August 26 for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. A resident of Leisure Lee was threatened on August 28 by someone he knew who stated, “You are number one on my list, don’t let me catch you alone.” A resident of the Mud was stabbed on August 28 and later died at the government clinic. Later a girl of the Mud was arrested for the crime. Two Grand Cay men were arrested on August 29 for disorderly behavior and obscene language. A Grand Cay woman was arrested on August 29 for assault and disorderly behavior. A Black Wood woman reported on August 31 that her husband punched her in her eye and forehead and slammed her to the ground, injuring her. A Dundas Town resident was stabbed on September 2 by a knife on his right side by a man he knew. The victim was flown to Nassau for medical attention. A Marsh Harbour resident was beaten about her face by her husband from Treasure Cay on September 3. Her husband was arrested and released on bail. A 40-foot sailboat in Hope Town harbour caught fire on September 4. The Hope Town Volunteer Fire Department responded, but the boat was completely destroyed. The boat belonged to a U.S. resident who was not on the island at the time. A resident of Little Orchid, Marsh Harbour reported on September 3 that her daughter was missing. Friends and family were contacted by she remained missing until September 5 when police discovered her in a residence off Forest Drive. A shop keeper in Marsh Harbour reported on September 9 that a young woman stole clothing from her shop. The person was a minor from the Mud and was found with an item of clothing in her possession. A resident of Leisure Lee presented a check for $16,320 to a Marsh Harbour business to pay charges that had been incurred on his behalf to pay duty and brokerage fees on a number of vehicles. The resident later stopped payment on the check because somePolice Crime Report


Page 20 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper AB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO CO CO CO COURGENT NOTICEMEETINGS ARE HELD TO DETERMINE THE PAVING OF ROADS IN THE SWEETINGS TRACT SUBDIVISION. WE ARE ASKING ALL SWEETING’S VILLAGE PROPERTY OWNERS TO CONTACT THE VARIOUS PERSONS LISTED TO UPDATE OUR LIST WITH INFORMATION.ANOTHER MEETING WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 20TH AT THE COURT HOUSE AT 7PM TO DISCUSS:! PAVING OF THE ROADS PUBLIC WATER INSTALLATION FORMING AN ASSOCIATION Philip Hall 3674709Randolph Albury 367-0583 Brent Bass 477-5640 Mark Roberts 367-5970 Tracy Scott 367-4364 Ruth Saunders 367-2107 Shelter Manager VolunteersDo you enjoy working with people? Do you find it easy organizing groups of people? The Department of Social Services is seeking persons like you to train as volunteer disaster shelter managers. Interested persons, including the Creole-speaking communities, should contact the Department at telephone 367-2246 or 365-0005 or visit any office. Open Season September 15 – February 29Eurasian-Collared Dove (Ring–Necked Dove) and Mourning (Florida) DoveOpen Season September 15 – March 31Zenaida Dove, Bobwhie Quail, Chukar Partridge, Wilson’s (Common) Snipe, Coot, all wild geese and ducks except Whistling Duck, White-Cheeked Pintail (Bahama Duck) and Ruddy Duck. The White Crowned Pigeon is about 14 inches long, dark grey in colour with the crown of the head white and dark red legs in adults. This pigeon needs two distinct habitats for survival: islands and forests supporting fruiting trees. It nests semi-colonially on near-shore islands or in forests near foraging areas and flies in conspicuous flight lines to hardwood forests to feed. Once widespread throughout the Caribbean, commercial hunting, the taking of squabs from the nests and the increase in the number of hungry humans with the attendant destruction ofRules Spell out Bag Limits to Protect Birds HumtingFrom Page 1 pigeon habitat have decimated this species throughout its range in the West Indies. The Bahamas National Trust in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Audubon Society undertook an extensive research program into the biology of the White Crowned Pigeon in the late 1960s. The banding study which allied scientists and hunters resulted in The Bahamas government adopting two changes of law which made life easier for the pigeons. First, foreign hunters with less than 90-day residency in The Bahamas were immediately excluded from the hunt and the opening date was changed from September 15th to October 1st. Continuing banding studies have resulted in the fixed date of September 29th. “We have been fortunate in The Bahamas,” said Lynn Gape, Director of Education and Communications for the BNT. “The banding programme begun by National Audubon has been continued by Bahamian hunters and members of the BNT’s Game Bird Committee at their own expense. These users of the resource have a vested interest in assisting us with population counts and the monitoring of nesting cays. Hunter education has basically stopped the shooting of pigeons out of season as well as the taking of squabs from the nest.” According to the Trust more work needs to be done to assess White Crowned Pigeon populations in The Bahamas and to determine if the resource is indeed sustainable. Lack of enforcement of the specified bag limits, continued destruction and fragmentation of forests as well as the introduction of goats to uninhabited cays causing habitat destruction are just three of the threats facing White Crowned Pigeon populations in the Bahamas today. Central Abaco for two games played on the Dundas Town court which had been repaired and lighted for the occasion. The Marsh Harbour teams won the two games. Sandy Point coach, Mr. Jimmy Green, had been training children for a few years but it was not until meeting Mr. Davis in June that they decided to compete against different districts. Mr. Green, who is a fisherman, dedicates his time to coaching when he is not at sea. During our conversation, he reminisced on a famous basketball team, the Sandy Point Royals, that won the national title a few years ago and hoped, “I can instill their energy and motivation among the new children.” Success may be on the way, since one of his trainee, DJ Russell, won a scholarship to attend a school in Freeport this year. Youth in Action will resume its regular schedule starting on October 1 at 9 a.m. at the Murphy Town Park with the soccer season that will last for three months. The program will miss the dynamic supervision of Mr. Lyndon Davis, who is going back to Freeport. “There will be qualified people to continue with the program,” said Mr. Davis. “Stretch will still be there, Mr. Patrick Charles, physical education teacher at Abaco Central High School, will be involved and several parents will help. And I’ll come back whenever I can,” he added. SportsFrom Page 1 Recycle Aluminum CansBins Located at Abaco Shopping Centre & Sea Star Car Rental Vote forOur website has been entered into a contest in Nassau featuring Bahamian websites or websites designed by Bahamians. The contest is sponsored by The Bahamas Web Awards and can be located at There are several categories including Civic / Communty / Religion where our website is located in the contest. Several other Abaco websites are included in the competition. Look them over and vote for the websites you feel are www.bahamaswebawards.comVoting ends October 9, 2005


October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21 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 RENTAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTYMarsh Harbour, commercial shop /office spaces available in Royal Harbour Village shops. Great location, high traffic area. Please call for details. 242-367-3262 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE LIVE YOUR DREAM ATEnjoy the life style you deserve . Luxury vacation rentals with private boat slips and all resort amenities in a gated community. Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 Elbow Cay’s Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at 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 Waterfront property and/or beach cottage. Pretty 2bed/bath cottage on 72 ft.private beach front with private dock, electricity. Vacant water front lots with private dock. Brokers protected. Please call 242 366 0347 or email: Marsh Harbour, Government Sub. 2 bed, 1 bath, living & dining room, front room, wash room. Small apartment on the hill. House was built for a main house on top. Land 140 x 110 n road. $180,000 Call 367-4963, 367-4143, 5599603 Tilloo Cay charming hideaway, 1 br/ 2 ba cottage, safe haven, tucked in cove with dock. Panoramic view of ocean in all directions from top of hill. On approx. 3.75 accres, sea to sea. Generator, battery and solar powered. $2 million. Call 508-540-3240 or e-mail BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 Guana Cay 2 bed apt. $1500/ mo, no pets. Also new vacation rental $900/ wk. Call for details. 904-982-2762 Guana Cay long term rate, fully furnished, newly renovated, 1 bed and 2 bed rentals, TV, VCR, pool and sandy beach. Call Jerry, Guana Sunset Resort 365-5133 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 Treasure Cay area 6.5+ acres available on Sea of Abaco, cleared, boat ramp, two fresh water wells, highway frontage. Small marina a possibility. Road from highway to ocean. Property located between Treasure Cay airport and entrance to Treasure Cay. For information call 305-238-2459 NO BROKERS Turtle Rocks area, 3.47 acres, joining the Three Beaches. Asking price $225,000 gross. Ph 242365-6058 or 242-477-5944 or 242-333-4165 or 242-557-7584 In Loving Memory Capt.Garnet ArcherYour steps are faded away but your memories will always be in our hearts. Our hearts still ache with sadness. What it means to lose you, no one will every know. In silence you suffered, in patience you bore till God called you home to suffer no more. To some you might be forgotten. To others a part of the past. But to us who loved and lost you, your memories will forever last. Sadly missed by our loving wife, Vyrona, children and grandchildren, Your bother Percy and sister Sybil Archer, relatives and firends Diamente Dental ClinicDr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S. Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6 P.O. Box AB 20579 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Website: (appointments can be made online) Tel: 242-367-4968 • Fax: 242-367-3001 Emergency 242-554-8327 Email: • Dr. Barry L. Russell Sctober 21 of the Bahamas Orthodontic Center Orthodontics (Braces) • Dr. Kendal Major October 19 Periodontics (gum disease) Implants • Dr. J. Denise Archer Mondays Saturdays General Dentistry Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) available Congratulations! Kara & DarrenMr. & Mrs. Scott Lowe of Green Turtle Cay Announce the Engagement of their Daughter, Kara Kathryn to Darren Rogers, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Rogers of Nassau On September 29 through October 4 Friends of the Environment and the Bahamas National Trust will be conducting an Important Bird Area Monitoring and Surveying Workshop. Mrs. Lynn Gape, Director of Education and Communications with the Trust along with Dr. Lisa Sorenson, Wetlands Coordinator of the West Indian Whistling Duck organization. One of the highlights of this workshop will be the showing of the film Winged Migration, a glorious film about birds made by the production team that made Microcosmos. For eighty million years,Workshop Will Study Birdsbirds have ruled the skies, seas and earth. Each spring they migrate vast distances. Each fall they fly back on the same route. This film is the result of four years following their amazing odysseys in the northern hemisphere and then the south, species by species, flying over seas and continents. There are no words to describe the poetic beauty of this film. Meticulous attention was paid to the techniques needed to capture these amazing images special “flying cameras” were devised to give the sense of joining the flock. The film will be shown at New Vision Ministries building on the road to Sweeting Village at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The workshop will include field trips, classroom sessions and will conclude with a presentation of certificates on October 4. All these activities will be organized at the Friends office upstairs in the D & S Plaza in Marsh Harbour. If you want more information, call Anita at 367-2721. There is no cost to attend any of these activities. The answer is 450 years! Plastic ba gs can easily blow away in the wind. When lightweight plastic bags enter the water as marine debris, they pose serious risks to wildlife — like sea turtles. These creatures often mistake the bags and other trash floating in the water for food. When ingested by sea turtles, plastic bags can cause serious indigestion and sometimes result in death. Please pick up any plastic bags you see at the beach. You might be helping to save a turtle. Friends of the Environment How long does it take a disposable plastic bag to bio-degrade?


Page 22 The Abaconian October 1, 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 Children’s Club at half past tenSaturday and Sunday at Forest Heights Academy (Don MacKay Blvd. near airport round-about)Thursday Evenings at six thirtyBible Study & Discussion Group (in varius homes) 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 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. 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 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 Guardian Angel Security CompanySecuring Life and Property • 24 Hr. Security Guards Body Guards Money Escort Mobile Patrol, etc. Servicing Abaco and the CaysP.O. Box AB 20156 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242-367-5187 Business Service DirectoryRegatta Village Prepares for All Abaco Regatta Regatta Village at the Treasure Cay ferry dock was badly damaged last September when Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne blew through. Repairs are being made ready for October 27-29 when once again Abaco will host the Bahamian work boats. First scheduled for September 22-24, Hurricane Rita caused the regatta to be postponed. The storm passed south of The Bahamas causing high seas, preventing the sailboats from being shipped. The rebuilding of Regatta Village was a time to reorganize the site. The arrangement of the stage and booths has been changed, improving the site. The regatta committee is expecting eight Class A boats, seven Class B boats and seven Class C sailing sllps. The committee hopes to offer a minimum of $10,000 prize money in the Class A division. It is expected that many people will come from Nassau and Grand Bahama on the Fast Ferries, Bahamasair and Pinder’s Ferry Service.


October 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23of the vehicles were damaged. This as reported on September 9. A Marsh Harbour business cashed a check for $2000 in July that was later returned by the bank. The person signing the check agreed to pay the money during the month of October. The same person presented other checks to Abaco businesses and these are being investigated. (date?) A Murphy Town man reported on September 9 that someone he knew smashed the rear glass on his vehicle with an estimated damage of $625. A Marsh Harbour woman reported on September 10 that a Hyundai truck was stolen from her business location. A Treasure Cay man reported on September 10 that two men in a truck attempted to rob him at gun point while he was walking. A Treasure Cay man was held up at gun point at his apartment in Treasure Cay on September 9. The two men fled on foot when his co-workers came to assist. The two men had previously been deported from the United States back to Haiti after being released from prison in the U.S. A search of a house in Sand Banks produced a small amount of cocaine and one person was arrested. Date??? A suspect was charged on September 12 with damaging a Chevy Impala on August 14. The damage assessment was $2863.19. A Marsh Harbour resident was searched and charged on September 10 when it as found that he had one gram of cocaine on his body. A Grand Cay man was charged on September 12 with having 52 pounds of undersized crawfish tails. A resident of the Mud was approached by a man he knew to buy a speaker on September 15. When he refused he was choked. An underage girl of Murphy Town reported that on September 14 a male whom she knew along with two other males entered her home and attempted to rape her. A Grand Cay resident was charged on September 15 with having one joint of marijuana. Eleven boats were broken into at a Marsh Harbour business during the night of September 14-15 but nothing was reported stolen. A woman reported that on September 15 a man asked to leave a restaurant, assaulted her and later threw a stone which hit the shoulder of another woman in the restaurant. A Marsh Harbour man was arrested for having an unlicensed gun and for disorderly conduct, obscene language and resisting arrest on September 15.More Police Crime Report PoliceFrom 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 & Boats EMPLOYMENT PPORTUNITIES VEHICLES FOR SALE EQUIPMENT FOR SALEForklift, Hyster S40XL 3-stage warehouse, used, well maintained, in use now. $10,000 OBO 367-2128 Call between 9-5 Electric bread making machine like new. $25 Call 267-2677 P.C. includes Windows '98 w/many good programs, Canon Printer/Ans. Mach, Fax & Scanner w/add. ink cart. All in excl.working condition $300 OBO 366-2053 Propane chest freezer, Frostek 240, 8.5 cu. ft. storage, needs no electricity. $500 Call 375-8079 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 SALE14' Edgewater 140CC, 2002 35 HP Johnson, Bimini, trailer, cover, DUTY PAID. $11,800, (242) 365-8397 17Â’ Boston Whaler Montauk 2003, 90 HP Mercury/Yamaha 4 stroke, Bimini, VHF, depth sounder, GPS, swim platform. Full Sunbrella cover used 90 hours, in storage. Contact Keith or Blake Albury, MOW 242-365-6006 18Â’ Fiberglass boat ready for crawfishing, 150 HP Evinrude outboard, GPS, VHF, stereo, compressor, Bimini top, etc. Serious inquiries only. Call (242) 359-6978 BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 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 WANTED TO RENT19' Robolo, 1977, center console, Bimini, live well, w/ 1999 200 HP Merc, needs work. DUTY PAID $4,000 Call 365-5122 20Â’ 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 20Â’ Albury 2002, CC, Yamaha 200 HP 2 stroke, Bimini top, spray rails, fresh water, DUTY PAID. $36,000 Call 772-263-1031 20Â’ 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 21Â’ Paramount 90 HP Mercury $11,000. Please call Amos 367-3965 23Â’ Hurricane, 135 Mercury, great fishing/ dive boat or water taxi, VHF. $6500 OBO Ph: 502551-5760 e-mail: 23Â’ Albury 2004 CC, Mercury 225 Optimax, VHF, color GPS, plotter, depth, compass, Ttop, rocket launchers, DUTY PAID. $56,000 772-263-1031 26Â’ Carver powered by completely rebuilt 220 HP Volvo diesel engine, has stove, fridge, bathroom, 2 steering stations. Can be seen @ MH Boat Yard. Price $16,000 Firm 559-8196 26Â’ Monza w/ twin 225 HP Optimax, VHF, chart plotter, fish finder, depth finder, fresh water shower. Call 367-4276 Hrs. 8-5 28Â’ Baja Center Console 1990, w/ twin Yamaha 200 outboards, Garmin color chart nav, VHF, CD/radio, outriggers. Boat will arrive the Abacos July 1 and available for sale July 22 for $17,500. Call Jim Covington 843-814-5462 28Â’ Mako, 1987, 96Â’ 225 Ocean Runners, full tower, NEW Rupp riggers, Furuno depth recorder, split console. $22,500. Ph: 321-7954577 email: peter.zabinski@minacom 31Â’ Fiberglass Power Boat 1988 twin 57 Merc Cruiser inboard engines, gas, excellent condition, loaded, extras. Contact Nancy 36702698 32Â’ Island Gypsy Sportfish 175 Ford Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke, air conditioned, etc. $44,000 Call 365-4120 34Â’ Catalina 1988 shoal draft sailboat DUTY PAID 27 HP Yanmar, 12 v. refrig, many upgrades. Lying Abacos. $51,500 Call 828-6690828 Fax 828-664-1710 39Â’ Wellcraft 1990 1999 engines, 7.4 liter, 370 HP, generator, central air, Halon 1301 engine room fire system, 2 new gas tanks, 270 gal, 75 gal water tank, full galley, wet bar, 2 TVÂ’s, fully equipped, radar, depth finder, DUTY PAID Call 367-0158 Full Time Help Wanted Front Desk Clerk Duties include answering phone, serving fuel, taking reservations, operating cash register for gift store. Applicants must possess excellent customer service skills, proper phone etiquette, computer literate, and able to work six days a week. Hours are 8 am to 5 pm Tuesday thru Saunday. Monday off Interested person please apply in person at Sea Spray Resort. 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: Wanted music teacher for marching band. Call 365-4120 or 365-4080 89 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 95 Chevy truck 1500 standard shift, good condition. $8500 OBO Tel 242-367-2266 (8 am 5 pm) 99 Cadillac Escalade, white, w/leather interior, A/C, DVD player, screen by dash & 2 in headrest, CD player, sound system, 22Â’ rims. Call daytime 551-4163 or 375-3511. After 6 p.m. call 365-8867 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


Page 24 The Abaconian October 1, 2005 Scotland Cay 124' of of Atlantic Ocean Beach-front. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1,470 sq.ft. home with Central A/C. Over, 2,000 sq.ft. of covered and open patios and decks. 19,000 gals fresh water. 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. Furnish ed # 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