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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 21, NOVEMBER 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 Wilma Brushes Past AbacoDamage Was Minimal from Tropical Storm WindsBy Richard E. Fawkes With the exception of Grand Cay, Hurricane Wilma spared Abaco its wrath as it roared past in a north-easterly direction with close to category-three power at a speed of over 30 miles per hour on October 24. Grand Bahama, where a baby was swept away to its death and widespread destruction of homes was inflicted, is again left to face a traumatic, costly recovery. Minister of Housing and National Insurance, the Hon. Shane Gibson, announced on national radio Tuesday afternoon from Grand Bahama, following a helicopter trip to Grand Cay, that eight homes, including one leased by the government as its clinic, were destroyed there. Mr. Gibson was on Grand Bahama with Prime Minister Perry Christie, who had spent the day assessing the devastation on that island with other ministers and public officials, including Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin and Leader of the Opposition Alvin Smith. Bimini also suffered severe damages from Wilma’s sideswipe as it roared across southern Florida. Minister of Immigration and Labour Vincent Peet and Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Public Service Fred Mitchell visited Bimini on that Tuesday. The Haitian squatter community of Sand Banks, on the edge of the south-side mangrove swamps near Treasure Cay, Please see Wilma Page 2 By Richard E. Fawkes With the Eighth Annual All Abaco Regatta fizzling due to bad weather on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 30, the future of the event launched in the fall of 1997 under the leadership of then island administrator Everette Hart is now in serious doubt. Members of Tourism’s task force committees include clergy, public service and business persons, some of whom are seen here listening to the task force reports. They attended the special update breakfast meeting at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall on October 20.Committees Attend Tourism UpdateBy Richard E. Fawkes The Abaco Tourist Office held a breakfast meeting at the St. John the Baptist Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour on October 20 to hear progress reports from the nine task force committees it put together over a year ago to involve industry professionals and other members of the community in helping to “improve the island’s tourism product.” It was the first meeting of the task forces since March. “We put together a ten-year master plan for making Abaco a model destination and to improve the quality of our product,” Abaco Tourism Director Please see Task Force Page 9Regatta Is Curtailed by WeatherThe weather’s thwarting of every lastminute attempt to salvage if only a modicum of success for this year’s regatta was like a Shakespearean “most unkindest cut of all.” Last year’s regatta was cancelled due to Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. This year’s, which committee chairman Jackson McIntosh hoped would regain the momentum lost last year, had to be postponed from September 22 to October 27 because of fallout from Hurricane Rita. As the time approached, however, so did Hurricane Ten Class A and Class B boats were brought to Abaco on the freight boat Trans Cargo II on October 28 to race in the All Abaco Regatta planned for October 28 and 29. Two Class B races were run on October 29 but strong winds and a choppy sea forced the other races to be cancelled. The remainder of the races will probably be held in connection with a work boat regatta to be held in Nassau in December. Please see Regatta Page 6Abaco Prepared for Hurricane Wilma Hurricane Wilma passed by Abaco giving the island high winds but little structual damage. Grand Cay was damaged worst with eight residences destroyed, leaving seven families homeless. Other areas of Abaco suffered from flooding and minimal damage. The RC Construction building was boarded up as were most businesses in Marsh Harbour preparatory to the passing of Hurricane Wilma. This picture was taken mid morning on October 24 before the winds reached their greatest strength later that afternoon.


Page 2 The Abaconian November 1, 2005was severely flooded; fortunately, the more than 200 adults and children resident there had taken refuge in Full Gospel Assembly Chapel across the highway. They were able to return to their dwellings the following day, as the water quickly receded. Minister of Youth and Sports Neville Wisdom led an inspection delegation on a tour of Sand Banks and North Abaco on Tuesday. Moore’s Island experienced some storm surge, but only slight damage to some homes and boats, according to South Abaco Administrator Roderick Bowe. Central Abaconians were not taking any chances, however, especially the vulnerable Haitian immigrant communities of The Mud and Pigeon Peas. Almost 500 persons took refuge at Central Abaco Primary and about 200 at St. Francis de Sales Church — mostly families at both shelters from those two townships. Most businesses and residents were also boarded up by Sunday afternoon. The Disaster Preparedness Committee met on Friday morning and Sunday afternoon prior to the hurricane’s arrival to make sure all contingencies were in place for during and after the hurricane. These included food and other supplies stockpiled by Social Services; telecommunications; electricity; medical; airports; water; and police services. The committee inspected Central Abaco Primary following the Friday meeting. One added precaution at the primary school was the placement of plywood over the windows, as the metal louvres had proven inadequate to keep out rain during the hurricanes last year due to widespread vandalism and lack of maintenance. Administrator Rolle also arranged for the donation of a generator to the facility, but no one connected it. Fortunately, it was never required, as power was only cut briefly. There was a power cut at St. Francis, however, which experienced loss of water as a result. Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department filled about a dozen dustbins at the primary school as a contingency for flushing toilets if the water there was cut off. Another change in disaster management this year was the removal of the command centre from Central Abaco Primary School to the Abaco Beach Resort, thereby separating it from the main shelter, at the suggestion of ASP Wayne Miller and over the objection of committee co-chair Silbert Mills. Administrator Revis Rolle, assisted by Deputy Administrator Neil Campbell, is the other cochair. The shelters were open from 10 o’clock Sunday night, with several dozen people showing up. The bulk of people came between late morning and mid-afternoon Monday, however. Although the government has mandated that shelters be run by the Department of Social Services with the assistance of the Red Cross, which ran them previously, the shelters were in fact man-Wilma Destroyed Residences on Grand Ca y WilmaFrom Page 1 Janitress Barbara Russell is pointing to the level of the flood waters that the Treasure Cay School suffered during Hurricane Wilma. Ms. Russell was diligently trying to salvage school materials and was putting library books out to dry in the sunshine. The government dock at Crown Haven was never repaired after Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne last year. This is the dock that the ferry boat between Abaco and McLean’s Town, Grand Bahama, uses on a regular basis. Residents have made temporary repairs. This is the gateway for visitors coming to Abaco by ferry. Please see Wilma Page 4 Joint venture ofUnited Abaco Shipping & Marsh Harbour Shipping* Weekly Sailings from West Palm Beach & Nassau* NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area* NO MORE DELAYS AND HASSLESwith deliveries at the Port of Palm Beach(warehouse located on the corner of Old Dixie Hwy &15th Street)When Shipping to Abaco rememberABACO SHIPPINGRELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE TO THE ABACOSGeneral cargo, 20’ & 40’ dry and refrigerated containers. Drive on ramps. Special charter to the cays. US DELIVERY ADDRESS Gulfstream Lines/Heavy Lift Services 900 W 15th St, Riviera Beach Fl, 33404 561-840-9393 (T) 561-863-3451(F) Contact John Gilson BAHAMAS ADDRESS P.O.Box AB-20737 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas 242-367-2091 or 242-367-3341(T) 242-367-2235 or 242-367-4885 (F) Contact Lesa Albury or Shelly Russell Email: DUKE OF TOPSAIL TRITON


November 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! JACKS JUNGLE High elevation, waterfront and interior lots with lush native foliage. Private dock slip. From $80,000. Call Laurie Schreiner: 242-366-3143. LUBBERS QUARTERS Waterfront lots starting at $140,000. LUBBERS QUARTERS Interior lots starting from $52,500. NEW LISTING AOC Great building sites, one lot off the Sea of Abaco with access to public beach 300 feet away. These wont last! Lot 82 AOC $118,000 Lot 83 AOC $106,000GUANA CAY! BUILD YOUR VACATION HOME! 135 x 165 lot $145,000. Ref. #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 wont 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 RUDYS PLACE RESTAURANT!Internet Ref. #2681!Well established, fully licensed restaurant and bar!Managers 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 developmentKerry 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 tilesLaurie 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 tohurricane standards with 12 foot in-ground piers, 4 supporting piers& 18 inch concrete foundation!Excellent elevation with panoramic oceanviewsLaurie 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 SWEETINGS 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 Marnies 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 November 1, 2005aged by Red Cross personnel. Group leader Barbara Johnson managed the Central Abaco Primary shelter, assisted by several volunteers; Saron and Regina Kennedy, assisted by a few volunteers managed St. Francis. Several social services officers assisted with registration on Monday during the peak of intake, when the winds picked up as the hurricane passed closer. Interim social services director for Abaco, Salomie Dean-Gibson, who arrived here from Nassau four weeks ago, coordinated with the leadership team at the hotel. The command centre had at its disposal the emergency services ambulance with two new EMT staff persons from Freeport on rotation here. Three Defence Force officers from Freeport assisted with security, along with several police officers. Reserve Sergeant Beatrice Moxey, who is also assistant principal at the primary school, was present there as part of shelter management and security. There were no incidents of misbehaviour reported at the shelters. At Central Abaco Primary, where this reporter served as a volunteer, at least half of the occupants checked out after 8 p.m. Monday, following reports that Wilma had pretty much left the Abaco area. The remainder were gone by 7:30 Tuesday morning. Schools remained closed on Tuesday, however, with students having only one day in the classroom, Wednesday, as Thursday and Friday were already scheduled as mid-term break. Ms. Gibson-Dean and her staff at social services began their post-hurricane assessment, focusing first on Sand Banks, on Tuesday.Flooding Was a Problem During WilmaDeniro Cooper, son of the owner of Touch of Class Restuarant at Treasure Cay, points to the water line left by the flooding from Hurricane Wilma. The kitchen is lower than the rest of the building, and he fears that he has lost most of his kitchen equipment. Residents of Sand Banks suffered from extensive flooding. The community of mostly Haitian Nationals is prone to flooding as it is adjoining the marls on the west side of Treasure Cay. These children point to the water line on the outside of their house. WilmaFrom Page 2 A crew inspects the roof of this three story house in Crown Haven to assess any wind damage after the passaage of Hurricane Wilma. The main complaint was missing shingles. Buffet Dinner Menu Buffet Dinner Menu Buffet Dinner Menu Buffet Dinner Menu Buffet Dinner MenuSoupPumpkin BisqueSaladsMixed Garden Green Tossed Salad Potato Salad Pasta Salad Assorted Salad DressingsHot EntreesSage Roasted Turkey Carving Station Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Carving Station Pan Seared GrouperFixingsPeas & Rice Mashed Potato with Gravy Candied Yams & Marshmallows Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Sweet Glazed Carrots Stuffing & Cranberry SauceDessertsPumkin Pie Pecan Bourbon Pie Apple Pie Fresh Bread Rolls & Butter Tea & Coffee Adults $35.00 + 15% Per Person Children $18.00 + 15% Per Person Reservations call 367-2158 Abaco Beach Resort & Boat HarbourCordially Invites You To Join Us On Thursday, November 24th. 2005at The AnglerÂ’s Restaurantbetween The Hours of 6:00 pm 10:00 pm for our Mouth Watering Thanksgiving Buffet DinnerLive Entertainment will be provided all evening


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Page 6 The Abaconian November 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 Wilma, which wreaked havoc on Grand Bahama and Grand Cay, while passing almost too close to mainland Abaco and certainly upsetting the weather throughout the country. The boats — four A-class sloops and seven B-class — did not arrive from Nassau until late Friday afternoon. They should have been here for a noontime C-class race on Friday with competition extending into Saturday and Sunday for a closing and awards ceremony on Sunday evening at 6. It was not clear whether any C-class boats arrived at all. The champion Abaco Rage from Hope Town was the fifth A-class sloop. Mr. McIntosh and the racing committee decided to hold only two races each of the A and B classes, respectively on Saturday. They would scrap the cup races and award trophies to the winners, equally dividing $3,000 and $2,200 among the A and Bclass participants, respectively, “for showing up and participating,” according to Mr. McIntosh. That figure is considerably less than prize money of as high as $10,000 for winners in the past. The B-class got in its two races in very choppy seas early Saturday afternoon. The sloop Eudeva won both races, which had to be confined to the Green Turtle Cay side because of the extremely windward conditions on the mainland side. The weather did not cooperate for the A-class races, however; and it was decided they would be held on Sunday; but come Sunday, they had to be scrapped because of unfavourable weather.Greater Problems than the WeatherThe weather, however, has not been the greatest challenge to the viability of this eight-year effort to institutionalize in Abaco the traditional Bahamian-style regatta of work boat sloops and the attendant shoreline activities of native foods, music and carousing. The shoreline activities also flopped with just a dearth of public attendance to patronize the vendors and the musical entertainment scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights. Chairman McIntosh, who is bowing out now that his three-year term has ended, expressed great disappointment over how support has flagged and uncertainty over the All Abaco Regatta’s prospects. Several key members of his committee, including treasurer Mitchell Albury and secretary Wynsome Ferguson have already left. Mr. Albury, an owner of Abaco Hardware, went abroad to university; Ms. Ferguson, who had been the committee’s secretary since its inception, said she needed to move on to other pursuits. In an interview with The Abaconian at the Regatta Village on Saturday, Mr. McIntosh stated quite frankly that he thought the Abaco business community withdrew its support from the committee with the departure of Mr. Mitchell. He said the community, for whatever reason, did not seem to have any confidence in him. He said although the committee still received its usual $30,000 stipend from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, it registered a deficit of $15,000. The Regatta Village had to just about be rebuilt following last year’s hurricanes. A number of fund raising activities also did not pan out. Only Domino players can be found at all home comings and regattas. The domino game is a dominant shore feature that creates much enthusiam. These players were enjoying a spirited game at the Regatta Village during the All Abaco Regatta. The Bahamian sloops lay at a dock in Green Turtle Cay ready to sail. But the weather was not cooperative and most of the races had to be cancelled. RegattaFrom Page 1 Please see Regatta Page 7Shore Activities Proved Popular at Regatta Village 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 for Lunch Thursday SundayThrough November18 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


November 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7seven vendors rented stalls, along with two bars being leased. A third bar run by the committee was located in a new area, called the Regatta Lounge, that Mr. McIntosh set up where Bahama Star Farm used to stage its citrus for shipment. In addition to the withdrawal from the business community, Mr. McIntosh said the general public did not seem to value the regatta as a cultural and sporting activity worthy of their support. “Many people enjoy the onshore activities and see their commercial value,” he said, “but the regatta spirit is not there.” He said a major criticism by the general public of the regatta was that it did not take on any special projects to fund and drew from that the conclusion that they could not see where the money was going. By contrast, he said, the Sandy Point Regatta and Homecoming helped to fund the very tangible hurricane shelter. Mr. McIntosh said the All Abaco Regatta pumped much of its money into attractive prize money, which added to its prestige as a sporting event. He said the regatta also enabled a lot of money to be pumped into the island’s economy through the vendors, the airlines, hotels, restaurants and auto rental companies. He criticized the vendors for not seeing beyond their own narrow interests and refusing to help the overall regatta efforts. Mr. McIntosh said that even if the regatta were not to continue at the site, he hoped North Abaconians would take advantage of the village to further develop it as a resource where year-round cultural and commercial activities could be held. As to the regatta itself, Mr. McIntosh said he would hope that the owners the RegattaFrom Page 6 The Regatta Village was popular for family and friends getting together, enjoying the leisurely ambiance along with good food and drink. These women were among the relatively few patrons of this year’s All Abaco Regatta, which fizzled in the face of bad weather. Much work had to be done to the sturctures at Regatta Village which were badly damged from last year’s storms. Only seven of the rebuilt stalls were rented at this year’s All Abaco Regatta. Some of the faithful are seen here on Saturday when sailing had to be cancelled after only two races because of bad weather. Last year’s regatta was cancelled due to the hurricanes. Abaco Rage who have successfully reactivated Abaco’s participation in national regattas, would consider taking over the All Abaco Regatta and further developing it as a worthy event.Specializing 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 16Regatta’s Future Is in Question Tel: (242) 367-2170e-mail: abacohdwe@batelnet.bsSPECIAL! SPECIAL! SPECIAL! SPECIAL! SPECIAL!DISCOUNT ON PURCHASE OF 4 OR MORE APPLIANCESCOME IN AND SEE OUR LINE OF ACE HARDWARE SUPPLIESVisit GEappliances.comand shop and let us assit you with your special orders we can get the products you need!! Up to 2 3 weeks in house. HARDYSPECIAL15kw $8925.00 15kw $8925.00 15kw $8925.00 15kw $8925.00 15kw $8925.00 23kw $9690.00 23kw $9690.00 23kw $9690.00 23kw $9690.00 23kw $9690.00NOW IN STOCK NOW IN STOCK NOW IN STOCK NOW IN STOCK NOW IN STOCK DIESEL GENERATORS(Net price)


Page 8 The Abaconian November 1, 2005 Dave RalphThe Editor Says . Regatta Realities A Hard LookThe 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: Ricahrd Fawkes, Portia Jonsson, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lindsey Dolaplaine, 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 EditorShame on BECDear Editor, Shame, shame, shame...striking BEC workers should hang their heads. Their selfish actions have hurt many people. Tourists and residents have no power, food has been ruined and lives disrupted. There does not seem to be a clear complaint on their part. We, on the other hand, have many. The work ethic of these striking people is non-existent. Their workmanship has been called “the worst in the Bahamas” by replacement workers after the hurricanes last year. We hope they are treated with the same respect they have shown their high-paying customers when and if they choose to stop their selfish actions and go back to work. Ten AbaconiansA Plea for Fire HydrantsDear Editor, Could you print in your paper a copy of a letter addressed to the Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town Committee. Re: Fire Hydrants The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department has realized the increasing number of new structures that have been built or are in the process of being built in Marsh Harbour. We feel that the lack of sufficient fire hydrants is detrimental to the way we can safely and effectively fight a fire when we encounter one. The last working fire hydrant going towards town is located in front of the Shell Station. The entire area from the traffic light east all the way to Eastern Shores and around to Fanny Bay on Pelican Shores is without any easily accessible water supply to efficiently fight a working fire. There are three working hydrants in the new development at Sunrise Bay in the Regattas area. There is a clear and present danger existing in the lack of an easy access to a continued water supply in the area of Standard Hardware and their enclosed lumber shed and Solomon’s SuperCenter. With the future development of businesses in the Marsh Harbour area it is clear that more hydrants are a must. For the perfect example of what could happen when the lack of proper fire hydrants exist, all we have to do is look back at the Bay Street fire in Nassau. The way we presently supply water to our engines that would be involved in saving a structure whether it be a home or business, is to shuttle water from the nearest hydrant to the engines. This not only takes time, but we also run the risk of running out of water at the scene of the fire while we wait on a tanker to return with water. This not only puts the fire fighters in danger, but we may lose the battle to save the structure. Not to mention we may not have enough water to protect other exposures in the immediate vicinity of the fire. Our tankers perform an important function while we are out fighting bush fires because of the amount of vacant land and the locations of fire hydrants. It is an accepted practice to shuttle water out to a bush fire. While we do have access to seawater in most cases, there are a few drawbacks to this type of operation. First, it takes time and manpower to lay hose to the optimum spot were we would be able to draft water, set the pumps up and finally get water pumping to our engines. We would be using valuable fire personnel who could otherwise be performing other functions. Second, salt water is not the best water to be pumping through any of our trucks. We as a volunteer department perform much of the never-ending maintenance on our equipment. Running salt water through this equipment speeds up the wear and tear process, therefore, decreasing the life of our equipment. It is our opinion that the need for more fire hydrants being placed from the traffic light east past Memorial Plaza and on down past Tourist Strip at maximum distance of 1000 feet apart in the near future is imperative. There are a lot of businesses and homes that deserve this simple fix for protection. At least, we should have hydrants as far as the turn for Pelican Shores. A plan or schedule should be put in place for the future instillation of hydrants to Eastern Shores and to the end of Pelican Shores. The Fire Department has ordered hydrant markers for the streets where hydrants are presently located. These are small blue reflector type markers that are glued to the surface of the road. They are offset from the center of the road favoring the side of the hydrant location. Sometimes it is difficult to locate hydrants in the daylight if the brush has grown up around them. The purpose of these reflectors is to speed up our locating a hydrant in the dark. We are writing to ask for your help to keep the community and the people that come to visit this wonderful area safe. As volunteer fire fighters our job is to protect the community from fires. With more hydrants available to us we would be able to do the job we have been trained to do more effectively and safely. Respectfully yours, Claude Sawyer and Brent Key, Co-Fire Chiefs Steve Skulnick, Lieutenant Marsh Harbour Fire Dep artment Among many factors affecting the All Abaco Regatta this year, the final blow was the high winds and rough seas from the cold front following Hurricane Wilma four days earlier. The regatta had been originally scheduled for September 22 but the threat of Hurricane Rita in the southern Bahamas upset the shipping schedule for moving the race boats to Abaco. The event was rescheduled for October 27, but Hurricane Wilma came close enough so the outer fringes upset our weather, causing rough seas and 25 30 knot winds. Boats did come from Nassau but they arrived too late on Friday afternoon to be unloaded and rigged so a race could be held before dark. The smaller size “B” class boats did get two races in on Saturday by racing in the lee of Green Turtle Cay. The boats were just white spots on the horizon for the few spectators at the vantage point of the Regatta Village. The wind held and may have increased somewhat so the captains of the “A” class sloops decided to see if Sunday would be any better. Sunday saw a slight shift in the wind to the northeast but it was as strong as the previous afternoon. The boats were soon loaded for the trip back to Nassau. The only local boat, the Abaco Rage made a futile trip from Hope Town and returned without a chance to compete. It was understood that the sailors were upset that the promised prize money was not available. Money was shared among the participating boats with the “A” class boats splitting a slightly larger amount. The stiff offshore breeze blowing into the Regatta Village may have cooled the enthusiasm of the party goers as they were not there in the large numbers as previous years. The food vendors may have anticipated a poor turnout as only seven stalls were occupied with food for sale. Attendance was quite sparse each day and the cool wind made the evenings unpleasant. The event is funded with a $30,000 grant from the Ministry of Youth and Sports. However, this is only 15 to 20 percent of the total funds needed. The balance of funds, $130,000 $150,000, comes from donations from the Abaco business community and a few fund raising events by the Regatta Committee. The private sector has begun to question what benefit has accrued to Abaco as a result of spending over a million dollars to date on these sailing events. Approximately half the money is spent as cash prizes, shipping expenses to get the boats here and per diem allowance for the boat crews. It is often said that the event brings a large cash infusion to Abaco, but that is questionable. The per diem allowance could end up in Abaco cash registers at restaurants, hotels and rental car companies. However, many of the crew bunk together and eat simply to take money home. The $20,000 or so shipping expense goes to a Nassau firm and the normally lucrative prize money heads south to the sailors’ home islands. The Abaco business community, where the bulk of the funding comes from, is beginning to ask what long term benefit has Abaco seen as a result of over a million dollars being spent for these events. Their reluctance to fund the event was quite evident this year. Another sign of waning support was the minimal showing of food vendors this year who either lost interest or anticipated a poor turn-out and stayed home. Even the volunteers organizing the event are beginning to find other things to do with their time, and the committee is becoming hard pressed to adequately manage the event. It is interesting that virtually all the volunteers on the committee are government employees who have a difficult time not showing support for the event. Over the past eight years there has been minimal physical support from the private sector. On many islands the annual regatta is the largest event of the year, drawing family and friends from Nassau and other islands. On Abaco it is merely one of many events staged throughout the island which are enthusiastically supported by community members. Abaco may have more community events than any other Family Island. Some of our larger events are: • Sandy Point Homecoming and Regatta • Christmas Bazaar in Marsh Harbour • December boat parade in Marsh Harbour • Junior and Senior Junkanoo in Marsh Harbour • Goombay Summer in Marsh Harbour • Heritage Day in Hope Town • Box Car Derby in Hope Town • Flea Market in Man-O-War • Swim Meet to Elbow Cay from Abaco • Green Turtle’s Island Roots Heritage Festival • Green Turtle’s New Year’s Junkanoo parade • Little Abaco’s home coming in Fox Town • Regatta Time in Abaco • Cherokee Day • 10 15 fishing tournaments with mixed local and foreign appeal • Hope Town Sailing Club which has quietly staged sailing races for over 40 years . and the list goes on. More events will no doubt be added and will be as successful as their organizers choose to make them. One suggestion made by others for the All Abaco Regatta is to turn it over to the Hope Town group which manages the Abaco Rage and let it reorganize and manage the event. Whether that group would want to assume this responsibility remains to be seen. It would appear that interest and funding for the event has reached a low ebb. The amount of money spent over the past eight years for this event could have financed an auditorium and a comprehensive sports center. That would be a legacy Abaco would be proud to brag about. Please see Letters Page 24


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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 TownJeritzen Outten reminded the participants of the reason for forming the task forces as she opened the m eeting. Ms. Outten announced that Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club was donating $20,000 to put a roof over the stage area at Goombay Park so that it can serve as a year-round venue for cultural events. This was as a result of a suggestion by the task force on cultural, entertainment and arts to improve the island’s product in that area. Ms. Outten informed the group that another praiseworthy result of a task force’s efforts (marketing and airlift) was the response of BahamasAir to their suggestion to increase airlift between Abaco and Florida by putting on Thursday and Sunday flights between Fort Lauderdale and Marsh Harbour commencing on November 17, using one of its 50-seat Dash-8 aircraft. [See separate article.] Assistant Manager Bernadette Harding said the focus on religious tourism had also begun to pay off with the visit of such groups as the Anglican Church Men, who held their national retreat on Abaco this year. Other highlights of the meeting included a report by Airport Manager Bobby Jones, chairman of the ground transportation and airports task force, on imminent improvements to Marsh Harbour International Airport [separate article]; a presentation by Lloyd Cheung on the Blue Flag marina certification program; and a talk by Kerry Fountain, Executive Director of the Out Islands Promotion Board on that organization’s Former Ministry of Tourism official Kerry Fountain, who has received high praise from Abaco hoteliers as the new Executive Director of the Out Islands Promotion Board, spoke to Ministry of Tourism’s task force members about how the board assists them in marketing their destination. The meeting was held at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall on October 20. Lloyd Cheung of Blue Flag spoke to the tourism professionals and community leaders of the value of environmentally sound marinas certified by the international organization. He explained the process and requirements.Committees Hear Updated Summaries Task ForceFrom Page 1 work. Other task forces are training and education; marina, seaports and cruise ships; business development; events and sports tourism; ecotourism and environment; and domestic and religious tourism. Mr. Cheong, visiting from Florida, said Blue Flag program, which is based in Denmark and sets standards for marinas around the world on such environmentally sensitive practices as disposal of hazardous waste, has certified only one Bahamian site so far Old Bahama Bay in West End, Grand Bahama, which is now up for re-certification. He said Abaco, like the rest of The Bahamas, has serious challenges of implementing plans for safe disposal of hazardous waste materials such as batteries and oil as well as sewerage. These are some of the major markers of environmentally safe marina management that Blue Flag takes into account in its certification process, Mr. Cheong pointed out. The provision of pump-out stations at marinas on Abaco was cited by Minister of Public Utilities Bradley Roberts at the recent Abaco Business Outlook Conference as a necessary feature for combating serious pollution in the island’s enclosed harbours. John Neophytu, General Manager of Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour and chairman of the marina and ports task force, said his business was in the process of spending $60,000 to put in the necessary piping and equipment for pump-out stations at its marina. Out Islands Promotion Board Executive Director Kerry Fountain gave an informative talk on how the Florida-based organization works hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Tourism to enhance and finetune the marketing capability of its member hotels and guest houses throughout the Family Islands. He said that, in addition to compiling an individualized database of prospective Abaco visitors throughout the North American market and getting travel writers to place articles in specialty publications free of charge, his organization ties its comparatively limited advertising budget to the more expensive Ministry of Tourism’s advertising in upscale magazines and on television by purchasing spots on those outlets’ web sites, which prospective clients are bound to see when they go online. Mr. Fountain urged nonmembers to join as they already benefit from the board’s Family Island advertising, but can reap even greater rewards from the targeted data which the board already collects on their clientele anyway. Mr. Fountain praised the Abaco Tourist Office for providing the country’s most prompt and efficient delivery of visitor questionnaires to Nassau, where the data can be analyzed within three days of receipt and passed on to agencies like the Out Islands Promotion Board for marketing purposes. Kendy Anderson of the Abaco Tourist Office coordinates that data collection effort.


Page 10 The Abaconian November 1, 2005 ARAWAK AGENCYC U S T O M S B R O K E R S Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It AllŽ NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday Oceanfrontier Log CabinsRental and Vacation Club Memberships On Beautiful Guana Cay Beach Six two-bedroom cabins sleep six, queen size bed in loft, kitchenette, private deck, full bath, short walk to townRent by the day or weekCall now 888-541-1616 or 519-389-4846 Website: E-mail: info@oceanfrontier.comHope TownBig Hill Box Car DerbyThe annual Box Car Derby is planned for November 26 beginning at noon. This annual event had to be cancelled last year because of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. But it promises a great time for both participants and spectators. The derby is a charity event to raise money for sporting programs for the youth, specifically the Bahamas Surfing Association and improvements to Taylor Park in Hope Town. It will be held at Big Hill beginning at noon. Anyone can enter and there are divisions for juniors and seniors. A variety of races is planned with the winners receiving prizes and trophies. The event is sponsored by Gatorade and Cracker P’s Bar and Grill. For more information contact Scott Patterson at or 366-0345. Transportation is provided from the ferry dock.Hope Town Has a New NurseBy Lindsey Delaplaine There’s a new face at the Hope Town Clinic. Nurse Warren Knowles recently arrived to fill the vacancy left by Nurse Romer’s departure. With a large smile and a welcoming manner Nurse Knowles said he is happy to be in Hope Town. He is used to island living, having been stationed in Green Turtle for the last three years where he says the locals spoiled him with wonderful treatment. Mr. Knowles said his first few weeks in Hope Town were challenging due to problems with transportation. The car he inherited needed a lot of work and was very unreliable. That, coupled with living quite a distance from the clinic, made for a frustrating set of circumstances. As he said, “When five minutes could make the difference between life and death, you don’t want someone to have to come and pick me up because the car won’t start.” A few water hoses, a water pump, a fuel pump and an alternator later, the car is running, thankfully. Mr. Knowles was a mechanic in a former life so he could do some of the work himself, but he would still like to live closer to the clinic, preferably somewhere in town. He reported that at Green Turtle he lived on site at the clinic, and that worked well for him. His priority is to be available for his patients, whatever it takes. Mr. Knowles grew up in Rock Sound on South Eleuthera. After high school he moved to Nassau where he trained in trauma medicine. He worked at Princess Margaret in the accident and emergency Warren Knowles, RN, is the new Hope Town nurse. Trained in trauma medicine and with 10 years experience in accident and emergency medicine at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nurse Knowles is a welcome, and much needed, new resident. News of the Cayssection for 10 years before going home to Eleuthera where he served the community for another 10 years. He worked there until he was transferred to Green Turtle three years ago. When asked if he was going to stay in Hope Town long, he shrugged and said with a smile, “I was only supposed to stay on Green Turtle for three months.” When he isn’t working with patients, Knowles keeps busy with a variety of hobbies. He is teaching himself music and how to play the keyboard, and he does charcoal portraits from photographs. He enjoys fishing from the rocks. He likes to go out in the boats, but it never seems to work out. Every time he gets a fish on the line, he gets called back to the clinic, so he prefers to fish close to home. Currently Man-O-War and Guana Cay do not have a nurse on site. It was reported at the Council meeting that asking Nurse Knowles to visit the other communities one day a week might be a solution to that on-going problem, but nothPlease see Cays Page 11


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November 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderStorms ThreatenAt one point it looked like two storms, Wilma and Alpha, would converge right over Abaco. But it was not to be. However, having been through the busiest hurricane season ever, everyone here got pretty well prepared. We have our generators, or some of us do anyway; we have wells to give us fresh water; and we have the sea to sustain us. Plus Wilma went by so fast. There was a fair amount of tree and plant damage from the high winds, but no loss of life or even any accidents and no building damage that we know of. We are fortunate, indeed. This time around BEC and Batelco were able to sustain service throughout the storm with only one very short blip, which was fairly quickly restored, possibly before anyone noticed it was gone. We sympathize with residents of Florida and the Gulf Coast areas and all the damage they had from Wilma and Katrina. We are also hearing that there was a considerable amount of damage in Pinder’s Point, Holmes Rock and Eight-Mile-Rock on Grand Bahama from Wilma. Anyone can see that the more stringent building codes are a necessity in our part of the world and undoubtedly saved lives as well as many office buildings and homes. We trust their rebuilding process will repair their damage and help them to get their lives back together again as it has done for us in the past.Haunted HouseRumblings are heard around the community that there is a Haunted House on Cherokee. And we are told that the Ghouls and Goblins, in their full regalia, will be out in search of its location on All Hallows Eve. As soon as we get the full story we will be sure to warn you of its whereabouts.The Abaco Club Donates to Hurricane VictimsProvided by Gladstone “Stone” McEwan Radio Abaco held a two-hour telethon on October 28th to garner assistance for the unfortunate persons on Grand Cay and Grand Bahama who were affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Wilma.. The show was hosted by Mr. Silbert Mills, producer for the radio station. Some of the staff at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay are from Grand Bahama and many others have relatives and friends there, so it can be said that Wilma hit close to home. The telethon raised around $90,000 with a portion donated by Mr. Peter de Savary, Chairman of the Abaco Club. When Mr. de Savary became aware of the catastrophe, he immediately asked his Public Relations person, Mr. Stone McEwan, how best the club could assist. He was advised to donate funds or building materials. Mr. de Savary donated both. Mr. de Savary pledged $20,000 to NEMA, the National Emergency Management Agency. Ten thousand dollars in a cheque was presented to Mr. Mills by Stone McEwan hours after the pledge was made and $10,000 worth of building supplies will be shipped directly to Grand Bahama in the next two weeks. Mr. Mills said. “By far this is a record breaking out pouring of donations ever. A major part is due to the contributions made by Peter de Savary and the Abaco Club.” He further said, “It was not until Mr. de Savary phoned in with his donation that the listening public followed suite.” He has informed the Prime Minister of the generous contributions made by the Abaco Club, who expressed his gratitude on behalf of the Bahamian people. South Abaco NewsRadio Abaco held a two-hour telethon to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Wilma on Grand Bahama. Mr. Peter de Savary pledged $20,000 to NEMA, $10,000 in cash and $10,000 in building materials to be shipped through Abaco Hardware. Shown above is Mr. Silbert Mills of Radio Abaco accepting a check from Mr. Stone McEwan representing The Abaco Club. It was the third telethon hosted by Mr. Mills, to obtain funds for communities on Abaco. The first was held a few years ago to purchase a fire truck for the Dundas and Murphy Town communities. The second was to raise funds for the Marsh Harbour fire station. 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Page 14 The Abaconian November 1, 2005 Standing Seam Metal Roofing Standing Seam Metal RoofingHurricane RatedP.O.Box CB-11948 Nassau, N.P., BahamasTel & Fax: 367-0227 Cell: 557-3538Email: By Richard E. Fawkes BahamasAir will inaugurate a twiceweekly flight on November 17 between Marsh Harbour and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, using one of its 50-seat Dash-8 prop jets. The official announcement was made during a call-in broadcast on Radio Abaco on October 19 by the airline’s Director of International Sales, Woody Wilson; its domestic Sales Manager Mike Sands; Abaco’s Tourism Director Jeritzen Outten; businessman Michael Albury, a member of the ministry’s local task force on marketing and airlift; and Ms. Outten’s executive assistant Wynsome Ferguson with station manager Silbert Mills as host. The airline, which operates a daily flight into West Palm Beach but has never served the very lucrative and busy Marsh Harbour to Fort Lauderdale route, was prompted into doing so by the marketing and airlift task force, according to Ms. Outten. “We needed airlift with a larger aircraft,” she said. “We have two golf courses with a third soon to be ready, and customers were complaining about not being able to bring their golf clubs. People want to bring their surf boards and scuba gear. That’s why many of our visitors come to Abaco, to enjoy those amenities.” Ms. Outten said that while the small commuter carriers, “the little puddle jumpers,” have done a great job over the years in servicing the market, they do not have the space for such sporting equipment. “Plus there is a fear factor,” she explained. “Many people are afraid to fly the smaller aircraft although they have had a great safety record.” Ms. Outten said another convenience feature of the BahamasAir flights is the ability of passengers connecting from the USAir network to have their baggage checked right through to Marsh Harbour because of an agreement that places BahamasAir in the USAir reservations system. Ms. Ferguson said the Abaco Tourist Office invited the Ministry’s Director of Airlift, Tyrone Sawyer, to a task force meeting earlier in the year and made the suggestion to him, which he became enthusiastic about and passed on to BahamasAir. “The Ministry and BahamasAir wanted to start the flights in July,” she said, “but the timing was not right.” Beginning with the November 17 inaugural from Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbour, the 45-minute flight will depart Fort Lauderdale on Thursdays at 1 p.m., arriving Marsh Harbour at 1:45, and depart Marsh Harbour at 2:15 to arrive Ft. Lauderdale at 3 p.m. On Sundays, the flight will also originate in Ft. Lauderdale, departing there at 1:05 p.m. for a 1:50 Marsh Harbour arrival, and depart Marsh Harbour at 2:50 to arrive Ft. Lauderdale at 3:35 p.m. The flights will commence with a promotional fare of $159 round trip. Mr. Sands and Mr. Wilson contended that BahamasAir will not necessarily put the small carriers, who have been so faithfully serving Abaco for so many years, out of business with its larger aircraft, faster time of 45 minutes versus an hour and ten minutes, and lower promotional fare. They said that although they will offer stiff competition as they sought to garner a share of the market, especially on Thursdays and Sundays, they saw themselves as complementing rather than knocking out the other carriers. “We do not want the people of Abaco to feel that we are just here to reap la creme de la creme off the top and then walk out,” Mr. Sands said in response to a question of whether BahamasAir was going to operate the flight over time. He said the decision to operate the flight was a serious undertaking in response to a pleaBahamasAir Will Inaugurate Marsh Harbour Ft. Lauderdale Servicefrom the people of Abaco. The inaugural flight will touch down at Marsh Harbour at 1:45 p.m. on November 17 to a display by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band. The Police Force’s pops band will entertain at a reception. Among the dignitaries will be Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe and Minister of Works Bradley Roberts, who is responsible for BahamasAir, as well as top officials of the airline and the Ministry of Tourism. A large contingent of U.S. travel agents, travel writers and film industry representatives is also expected on the flight, according to Mr. Wilson. The Abaco Tourist Office For Thanks For Thanks For Thanks For Thanks For Thanks Giving Giving Giving Giving Giving Bring Bring Bring Bring Bring Home Or Home Or Home Or Home Or Home Or Give Give Give Give Give Something Something Something Something Something Special.... Special.... Special.... Special.... Special.... 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Page 16 The Abaconian November 1, 2005Junior Junkanoo Committee MeetsBy Mirella Santillo Now in its third year, Junior Junkanoo suffered a setback last year because of the hurricanes. The parade, which was nearly cancelled, did not represent the real potential of the event. Members of the Junior Junkanoo Committee would like to see this year’s parade as good or better than the first year’s parade which was a great success. The first meeting of the season was held on October 6th at Central Abaco Primary School. The topics of the session were fund raising, the creation of an on-going program to supply money so the schools can start preparing early and the organizing of the Junior Junkanoo Christmas Parade. Funds are always a problem as far as Junkanoo is concerned on Abaco. Already materials are in short supply. As a fund raiser and to awaken local interest in this cultural event, Mr. Anthony Davis, Chairman of the Committee, suggested to have a Thanksgiving Parade competition on Abaco inviting some of the Nassau senior groups to participate. The competition would inclusde an All Star Group from Abaco. Up to 25 members of the well known groups such as the Valley Boys, the Saxons and One Family would be invited to participate. He hopes that the event would motivate the community and encourage parents to be more supportive to enroll their children and allocate money to buy material for costumes or musical instruments. “The government cannot supply instruments for all the children on Abaco. Abaconians have to start to participate,” according to Mr. Davis. Mr. Geoffrey Victor from the Central Abaco Primary School mentioned that “110 children have already enrolled in the CAP group that has just started to work on the costumes.” The committee members decided to do a survey to determinate which schools will enter this year’s parade. The event will be organized as a competition between the various schools, each of which will choose its own theme. The committee hopes to get prize donations from the local business community, such as computers or other electronic instruments or supplies for the winning school. December 17th was agreed upon for Junior Junkanoo Parade which will be held at Dove’s Plaza. A Senior Junkanoo meeting was scheduled for the following week to decide which group would help which school. A the end of the meeting, Mr. Stretch Morley, Youth Coordinator with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, distributed supplies he had received from Nassau. Crepe paper, The World Largest Crayon was presented to the winner of a contest at Kentucky Fried Chicken. On October 7th Mr. Peter Davis from Sandy Point came to Marsh Harbour to retrieve the prize he had won at Kentucky Fried Chicken: a six-foothigh net shaped like a crayon that was filled with toys and stuffed animals. The prize was a one-time promotional event held by the restaurant. With a $20 purchase, customers of the fast food eatery could enter their tickets in a drawing. The promotion started in the summer and lasted for two months. The winning ticket was drawn on September 30th. Mr. Frank Key, manager of Kentucky Fried Chicken, said that they chose the prize with children in mind. “I will give the prize to my girl friend’s son,” said Mr. Davis. Central Abaco News glue and glitter were eagerly divided between the teachers. Others present at the meeting were Mr. Please see Central Page 17 Senior citizens of Central Abaco were treated to a luncheon held at the St. Andrew Methodist Church Hall on October 31. Several presenters talked on topics appropriate for the guests related to health and nutrition. Visit us online at 2005 ADWORKSABACO242-367-2688 € Exuma 242-336-2420 € Freeport 242-352-7119 NASSAU Collins Ave 322-2341 € Thompson Blvd 325-8776 € Mall at Marathon 393-6286 Things happen right out ofthe blue.Automobile accidents, hurricanes, floods, fire and theft. Theyre a fact of life. But can your Insurance Policy stand up to them? Call J.S. Johnson. Well be there for you when it really countsCoverage you can count onANNUITIES € AUTOMOBILE € AVIATION € COMMERCIAL LIABILITY DIRECTORS & OFFICERS € HOMEOWNERS € LIFE & HEALTH PERSONAL ACCIDENT € PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY MARINE € CRIME € OFFICE € TRAVEL € PENSIONS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY € COMPUTERS SPECIAL RISKS € BANKERS BONDS


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November 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 19modeled and recently re-opened Sapodilly’s Restaurant in Marsh Harbour. Since October is breast cancer awareness month, Ms. Saunders who is the Vice-President of the Cancer Society, decided to make it a fund raising occasion, whereby people could buy raffle tickets and make donations if they wished to do so. Mr. Hugh Cottis, the President of the Cancer Society and his wife, who is also involved, were present selling raffle tickets and pins. The hostess for the event was Ms. Gardenia Collins, who is a staff member of the Brass and Leather Shop in Nassau. By 1 p.m. the dining room was full and four models, Nicole, Tacca, Patricia and Tia, who came from Nassau for the show, were gracefully winding their way among the tables dressed in coordinates of pants and tops in brightly colored fabrics. They each modeled four different outfits with matching accessories, bags or purses and shoes, all available at the Brass and Leather Shop. They were warmly applauded as they posed and put on their best smiles for the diners. While the models were changing, numerous prizes donated by the store were raffled and many were the winners, including myself! I, luckily, took home a print from Marjolene Scott and a purse donated by the Brass and Leather Shop. The event ended by the presentation of a $200 check from Ms. Saunders, on behalf of Brass and Leather, to Mr. Cottis, who explained that all the donations are used without deductions to help cancer patients with travel expenses. Ms. Saunders announced that the plans to move the store next to Wrackers will shortly become effective. As soon as the beginning of next year construction will start. She is looking forward to move to the new location.Abaco Records Traffic FatalityBy Richard E. Fawkes Abaco recorded its first traffic fatality More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 18 for the year when 35-year-old St. Charles Gesney of Treasure Cay succumbed at the scene of an accident on October 10 near Spring City on the Great Abaco Highway. According to the police, Mr. Gesney was the sole occupant of a white van registered to The Abaco Club at Winding Bay he was driving in a northerly direction when, at about 6:30 that morning, he lost control of the vehicle and it crashed into the woods on the eastern side of the road. Dr. Swarna of the government clinic in Marsh Harbour declared the victim dead. The police are continuing to investigate the accident. This was the second Abaco Club bus involved in a traffic accident in the past month. On September 21 another bus belonging to the company crashed into the back of a parked trailer on Don MacKay Boulevard near Aldersgate Methodist Church, resulting in the driver and two passengers being airlifted to Nassau for treatment. They were since discharged. Max Deveaux of Murphy Town died in January of this year as a result of injuries he sustained in a traffic accident that occurred on the S.C. Bootle Highway near Bustic Bight in early December of last year. In other traffic news, 19-year-old Francis Innocent of Pigeon Peas, Marsh Harbour, suffered a broken left collar bone and facial injuries after he was hit by a truck on Don MacKay Boulevard on the morning of October 17. Mr. Innocent was taken by the government’s emergency services vehicle to the government clinic where he was treated and released the same day. According to the police, Mr. Innocent was walking across Don MacKay Boulevard when he was hit by a white Chevy truck driven by Celesson Odeus of Marsh Harbour. Mr. Innocent was thrown to the pavement on the west side of the truck, which went another 25 yards before it was able to stop. Abaco’s first fatality for 2005 occurred when Charles Gesney of Treasure Cay died at the scene of this accident. The accident involving only one vehicle occurred between Spring City and the airport round-about. The van was owned by The Abaco Club of Winding Bay. Out Island Inter.Net • Switch high-speed WIRELESS Internet Service Providers and receive 10 days service FREE! • Bring in this ad and sign up for 1 year of Dialup Internet Service and get 2 months FREE! • Bring in 2 friends when you sign up and if they sign up for 1 year, you get 4 months FREE! Wireless@abacoinet.com367-3006 or 367-3839 • Call us or stop by our office for details on how you can sign up for one of our amazing services!High Speed, Reliable Internet Service OII Your Island Guide to the Internet in Marsh HarbourVHF 16 or 61 • Remember to Buckle Up


Page 20 The Abaconian November 1, 2005 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 840-9393 M/V Legacy c/o Palm Beach Steamship 158 B East Port Road 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 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 Jacksonville Blue SkyGALLERYOriginal Art !" Prints !" Framing Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Malcolm Rae William Johnson Shula Raney Alvin Moss Photography by TuppyLocal Artists Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Dion Lewis Located Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579 Francis Michael Freeman passed away on Oct 7 at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach after a very long illness. He was 76 years old. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Freeman, and five children, Alixia, Michael, Timothy, Geneva and Clare. Mr. Freeman was a long time resident of Elbow Cay, owning property there since 1980. He loved The Bahamas and his home, Ekali, was very dear to him. Previously, he was in the pharmaceutical industry for 50 years and was the inventor of Duoderm, a dressing that helps heal difficult skin wounds, and a treatment for digits with gangrene which has saved many diabetics from amputations. He had 26 patents. The funeral of Evelyn Stuart 54, of Hard Bargain, Moore’s Island, was held October 1 at Greater Bethel Baptist Church in Hard Bargain. Pastor Preston Knowles officiated assisted by Nixon Simms. Interment followed in the Public Cemetery in Hard Bargain. She is survived by her father Captain Ivan Stuart; stepmother Kathleen Stuart; brothers Dudley, George, Ivan, Sr., Edmond and Matthew Stuart; sisters Marietta and Edith Davis, Emerline and Eula Green, Monique Stuart, Francina Heild, Pheva Roberts and Jea; uncles Neville Rollins, Claude Stuart and Herman Davis; aunts Minerva Davis, Icelyn Hanna, Olive Rolle and Susan Stuart; nephews Dudley, Jr., Petterson, Nicholas, Brad, Tenar, Anton, Garnett, Sr, Garriet, Garrison, Shane, Audley, Genero, Jeron, Machale, Leroy, Edvon, Elliot and Framonio Stuart, Tavano and Javon Green, Christopher and Christon Heild, Gladstone, Renaldo and Jessie Green, Cordero, Christopher, Jason, Kevin, Vaughn, Vincent, Colyn; nieces Makeisha and Masheva Davis, Shanell Fox, Pamela Burrows, Juanyette Curry,Obituaries of Family and Friends Kevita, Ganva, Garnell, Gametta, Garniqua, Garrinique, Melissa, Shena, Juice, Crystal, Sonia, Ashley, Felecia, Lisa and Marie Stuart, Kishnell Hield, Eulareese, Loreen, Jada and Jania Jones, Mervan, Megan, Kristen, Lesio, Nichole, Taren, Shonny, Charlotte, Sharlene; brothers-inlaw Freeman Green, Collins Hield, Marvin Davis, Nick Roberts and Greg Jones; sisters-in-law Jaynette, Dale, Daisymae, Annie and Hilda Stuart; grandnieces and grandnephews; cousins; and many other relatives and friends. Darvin Basil Sands 59, passed away on October 9 after a long illness. His funeral service was held at New Life Bible church in Man-O-War on October 12. Interment was in the Man-O-War cemetery. He was an owner and manager of Edwin’s Boat Yard No 2 In ManO-War. He is survived by his wife Joanne; son Darren; daughter Marsha; daughter-inlaw Ingrid; mother Rowena; brothers Wayne, Ronnie, and Steven (predeceased); sisters Gaylene Russell, Sherri A lbury, Andrea Albury; sisters-in-law Elmar Sands, Patty Sands, Roberta Parotti, Roslyn Roberts, Marjorie Roberts, Henrietta Morley; brothers-in-law Carlton Russell, Bill Albury, Lincoln Albury, Rupert Roberts, George Roberts, Barry Roberts, David Roberts and Eugene Morley; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. The funeral of Earlene Tita Knowles, 89, of Moore’s Island was held on October 15th at Zion Baptist Church in Moore’s Island. Pastor Nixon Simms and Pastor Preston Knowles officiated. Interment fol lowed in the Moore’s Island Public Cemetery. She is survived by her children Annie Roberts, Verleta Davis, Iva Davis, Charles Knowles, Christopher Knowles and Edna Knowles; son-in-law Samuel Davis; daughters-in-law Patricia Knowles and Odette Knowles; grandchildren Fredricka and Samuel Winters, Herbert and Marjorie Roberts, Earlene and Emalcus Hield, Preston and Carol Roberts, Doris and Fredrick Jones, Dr. Christopher and Joann Roberts, Rudolph, Carmen and Julian, Monique and Sherman Stuart, Darren, Jervis, Everette and Shanique, Florinda, Sharmaine and Cecil Stuart, Mathew and Mesheva, Chester and Latasha, Argo and Keva, Wesley, Equianna and Jason Johnson, LaJelpha and Chadville Adams, La-Tique and Charleigha, Chrishawn, Pacarcia, Krishae, Pachancia, Paronn and Sheryl, Dianne Dean, Deloris Williams, Vivian Swain, Wilson, Javal, Mark and Ross Rolle, Judy, Wellington and Sheryl Johnson, Idamae and Joseph Birch, Jeffery and Donna Johnson, Willard Johnson, Katie Salethiel and Ronnie McBride, Wesley, Darlene, Chanquin, Gwendia, Akeem, Deandra, Decrdra, Deaudra, Chilliann, Joseph Jr., Amanda, Ahmad, Lashanda, Brittney, Brianna, Adahassa, Salathiel, Isaiah, Gwendolyn, Jeurney; great-grandchildren Latoya, Nina, Sophia, Marlene, Monique, Michelle, Marlique, Tory, Preston Jr., Justin Williams, Jermaine, Dekeriah, Khadijah, Aaron Jr., Akia, Quinton, ChristiAnn, Christia, Westinique, Sasha, Masha, Matthew Jr., Darryl, Tiago, Tishanda, Chelsea, and Chester Jr., Jahnaiah, Jaylon and Javaughn, Najee, Kavanti, Kenton, Vivanique, Wendera, Alexis and Wilsonique; great-greatgrandchildren; nieces; nephews; godchildren Lennox, Junior and Freeman Green, Rudy Stuart, Prescola Swain and Sinclair and many other relatives and friends. 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November 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 21 Washers, Dryers Microwaves Stoves, Fridges Freezers Phones, Satellites Car Stereo Systems Flat Screen TV’s and much moreEvery Day Great Low PricesNew Stock of Dish Network Satellite SystemsAbaco Distributors Ltd. Ph : (242) 367-2265 (242) 367-2128 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 Ph: 367-2077By Richard E. Fawkes Airport Manager Bobby Jones announced that the improvements to the Marsh Harbour International Airport will include space for a pre-clearance lounge and a $500,000 “state-of-the-art” fire engine that the government expected to purchase by the end of October. Mr. Jones made the announcement during his report as chairman of the Ministry of Tourism’s Abaco task force on ground transportation and aviation at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour on October 20. At the moment only Nassau International and Freeport International airports offer the services of U.S. customs and immigration officers pre-clearing passengers in The Bahamas for entry into the United States. Mr. Jones said the expansion of the terminal building at Marsh Harbour International Airport is expected to get underway following an early November visit by Jack Renton, Director of Aviation Services for Edwards and Kelsey, the Floridabased company hired by the government to upgrade the airport’s facilities. The six-month construction project will include an additional 4,500 square feet to the existing terminal, making it almost 7,000 square feet in size. Mr. Jones said work will be scheduled during evening hours to “minimize disruptions” and that Edwards and Kelsey was considering installing some prefabricated modules to help relieve the congestion until construction was completed. In addition to the pre-clearance space, Mr. Jones said the expanded facility will include new toilet facilities, increased customs and immigration and airline service space as well as storage space for the various agencies using the airport. At a meet-Airport Will Have Pre-clearance and New Fire Engineing of the disaster management committee prior to Hurricane Wilma, it was revealed that damage had been caused to telecommunications and electrical equipment due to those areas being used for storage of janitorial and other supplies; there are no alternative storage areas at the airport. Mr. Jones expected the work to be submitted out to the tenders’ board by midNovember. He said the installation of facilities such as x-ray and metal-detector machinery for the implementation of inAirport Manager Bobby Jones announced that improvements to the Marsh Harbour International Airport including a 4,500square-foot expansion of the terminal, resurfacing of the runway, construction of a parallel taxiway, installation of security equipment, and the purchase of a new fire engine will begin in November to be completed in six months. ternational security standards, resurfacing of the runway and construction of a parallel taxiway were also part of this upgrade project. Mr. Jones confirmed that Edwards and Kelsey would be conducting the survey for a new airport site that would serve the entire island. Minister of Public Works and Utilities Bradley Roberts had announced at the Abaco Business Outlook Conference on September 29 that work on the airport upgrade would begin within 60 days. Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri.


Page 22 The Abaconian November 1, 2005 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, Men’s, Women’s & Children’s Wear T-Shirts Infant’s Clothing Household Items LuggageQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh HarbourMon Sat 8:30 am 5:30 pmTel: 367-2017 at Work at Play We’ve Got Something for Everyone We’ve Got Something for Everyone 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 Provided by BIS The governments of The Bahamas and the United States have renewed an agreement that provides U.S. funding for drug control and law enforcement. Under the amended agreement, the US State Department will provide The Bahamas with $592,000 in 2005 for its anti-drug programs. “This funding represents a continuation of our longstanding commitment to cooperation with the Government of The Bahamas that dates back more than twenty years,” John D. Rood, U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas, said at the signing ceremony. This year’s funding includes $270,000 to be used to increase the efficiency of the Bahamian Police and Customs Department through enhanced training and equipment, $282,000 in direct support for Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT), and $40,000 to assist local prevention and drug demand reduction initiatives. Since initial signing of the Agreement, the US Government has provided The Bahamas with over $14 million through the US State Department, and $30 million annually under the OPBAT program to help strengthen the capacity of Bahamian law enforcement to meet the challenge posed to by drug traffickers. Ambassador Rood added that for more than 20 years The Bahamas has been one of the United States closest and most successful allies in the fight against illegal narcotics trafficking, and their joint effort has made a difference. He noted that in the early 1980s, an estimated 80 percent of the cocaine bound for the United States from South America passed through the Caribbean corridor. Today, Ambassador Rood said, that number is below 10 percent and the joint effort of The Bahamas and the U.S. has resulted in the interdiction of more than 1,700 kilos of marijuana. He also noted that while cooperation of the Department of State’s international partners is critical to reducing the supply of illegal drugs, American demand for these drugs fuels the drug trade. This is the reason why the United States devotes increasing resources to treatment and prevention programs, Ambassador Rood added. Ambassador Rood said, “Forty percent of all federal government drug spending — $4.5 billion — goes directly to prevention and treatment programs. He said the United States remains committed to taking action in close cooperation with partners such as The Bahamas against drug trafficking and the criminal activities linked to it.Bahamas and United States Renew Anti-drug Trafficking AgreementThe Hon. Fredrick Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said the joint interdiction efforts under OPBAT remain pivotal to the success both countries have and continue to achieve against the constant onslaught of drug trafficking. Min. Mitchell expressed satisfaction with the increased proactive methods employed by the United States and The Bahamas law enforcement agencies, especially at Ports of Entry, which has resulted in a significant increase in the apprehensions of those persons entering and exiting The Bahamas with drugs or proceeds from illicit drug trade. He said the contribution of $592,000 from the United States Government will assist in continuing the joint efforts of both countries. “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


November 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 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 By Mirella Santillo At the beginning of the summer we went to Great Abaco Nursery and Landscaping in Treasure Cay to buy some hibiscus, only to be told that there was none available because of an infestation of the pink hibiscus mealy bugs. A subsequent visit to that nursery during the last week of September confirmed the spread of the bugs to most of the inventory of hibiscus and mahoe at that nursery. What is the pink hibiscus mealy bug? The pink hibiscus mealy bug is native of SouthEast Asia and is a member of the soft scale family of insects which get their name from the mealy, cottony coating the adult females cloak themselves in. Their eggs are also enclosed in the same cottony mass. They cause damage by sucking fluids from the plants, causing leaf distortion, weakening and even killing the plant. Mr. Abraham Williams, owner Mr. Moxey Williams’s son, has been working in his father’s nursery for over 14 years and said, “It is the first time that I have seen a problem of such extent.” Mr. Williams said that they cut down all the infested plants and burned the cuttings to prevent spreading. “We have not been selling hibiscus for at least three months,” he said, “but people do not seem to mind; they know they cannot have hibiscus so buy something else. Oleanders have become more popular.” He said, “All of Treasure Cay’s hibiscus are invaded by the bugs and had been replaced with oleanders. Mr. Williams mentioned that approximately two months ago, the Department of Agriculture visited the nursery and took cuttings of the infested plants. He was told that he would be subsequently advised as to what the remedy should be. Pinewoods Nursery in Marsh Harbour encountered the same problem over the summer and dealt with it in the same manner. Marcel Wilson, the nursery outdoor manager said, “All the plants were removed from the vending area and cut down, and all the cuttings bagged and discarded.” He is waiting to see if the plants will grow back without infestation. “We were also advised by the Department of Agriculture not to sell any plants,” he mentioned. Mr.Wilson agreed that the mealy bug is very difficult to eradicate once the infestation sets in. “They are carried from plant to plant with the wind, and the new hatchlings move to other plants as soon as they are born.” According to an internet article, a mealy bug infestation can be controlled by the introduction of beneficial insects such as ladybirds, hypoaspis or cryptolaemus as well as lacewings larvae. These insects are supposedly very fond of mealy bugs and used together will rapidly control the infestation. However, because of the extent of the infestation which has spread from Nassau to Eleuthera to Grand Bahama and now to Abaco, the Department of Agriculture has to consider the best permanent measure to control the spreading of that insect. After considering the various possibilities, it has decided on the importation of another insect, a stingless wasp, the Anagyrus Kamali, which lays its eggs in the mealybug so its larva can feed on it. According to Mr. David Knowles, officer for the Department of Agriculture on Abaco, it is the only way to control the problem. The wasps which reproduces rapidly needs the mealy bug to keep doing so. Therefore, it is advisable at this point, according to Mr. Knowles not to spray or cut down the affected plants so that once introduced, the wasps find a favorable environment to survive. As a matter of fact, explained Mr. Knowles, there used to be Kamali wasps on Treasure Cay, but they were eradicated by spraying. Once established and reproducing on our islands, the wasps would keep an ecological balance, preventing another widespread infestation. Once the final steps are in place for the importation of that insect, the Department of Agriculture will have a campaign to advise people as to what and what not to do.The Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug Invades Abaco’s Ornamentals 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 Open Monday Saturday : 9 am 6 pmPh: 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 : 367-5241Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure Cay


Page 24 The Abaconian November 1, 2005 Another View on CrawfishingThe Editor. I just returned from a two-week vacation on Saturday, October 22, 2005, and very soon after getting home, there was cause for me to immediately get on the word processor. Why, you ask? Well, before I left town (Marsh Harbour) to head home, I stopped at a grocery store for a few things, and on my way out, I grabbed a new Abaconian newspaper to take home to read. The assumption was that I would get home, sit down and relax, and read my paper. Well, all of that was going as planned for the most part until I got to the Letters to the Editor where I read a letter about an article that appeared in the Florida Sportsman Magazine detailing how one (American) might go about finding and taking crawfish from habitats that Bahamian fisherman built and set. I found said article online, and I share a quote with you from it: “The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism stated that as long as the season is open, the lobsters you find on the bank are open to everyone. With that said, I’m sure the Bahamians would rather you didn’t take lobster from the habitats but we saw several locals diving in the area and they didn’t seem to mind. It was clear they weren’t having any problem getting their share of the lobsters .” (Emphasis mine) The article went on to explain how to find the best areas for crawfish, and how it was so much nicer to run the short distance across the Gulf Stream to the Bahama Bank then it is to drive 188 miles to the Florida Keys towing a boat trailer behind you. The article did include Bahamian lawMore Letters to the Editorguidelines such as bag limits; size of crawfish that could be taken; no scuba gear allowed in the taking of crawfish; boaters must have a valid Bahamas cruising permit; etc. While the article did not suggest to me an attitude of disrespect for Bahamian law but rather a mere exercising of that which is permitted by Bahamian law, we all know that for years now there are those American boaters who come over from Florida every year to the Bahama Bank and to Abaco with the sole intention of helping themselves to as much as they please of our very precious commodity crawfish. What this article does, albeit in an innocent manner, is to further promote the taking of crawfish from our waters. We have enough problems already with Bahamians fishing illegally. We all know that not all Americans, or any other nationality for that matter, should be judged by the actions of a few bad apples in their national basket. But we also know that there are those Americans who think we Bahamians are here for their pleasure only and will show no respect for us or any laws governing the taking of crawfish. There have been those Bahamian fishermen who have been bitching and complaining for years to our government to do something about this very vexing problem. To date, these complaints have obviously fallen on deaf, or at least indifferent ears. My assumption as to the inaction of successive governments on this problem has always been that the government of the day, whomever they happened to be at the time, was afraid to address this situation due to the perceived damage to our tourism industry. I dare say that there will be little if any damage. As for me, if those individuals who are stealing our crawfish could somehow disappear, we wouldn’t miss them or the few dollars they spend here at all. The boaters who are really spending the money in the Bahamas are those who respect our laws, and incidentally, who don’t mind the recent increase in cruising permits, even though I was initially opposed to that increase. I now believe it to be a necessary move. I am not one given to melodramatics or exaggeration, but I can really envision this whole sordid affair getting out of hand. I can see the situation getting to the point where some Bahamian is going to threaten an illegally fishing American actually it has happened already a few times and there is going to be bloodshed because we all know that Americans are big on gun ownership something that I am not opposed to, generally speaking and most, if not all American boats have weapons aboard. There is going to be a dead American or Bahamian in the future in my opinion if this situation is not addressed with the utmost vigour and determination to bring it under control. Surely the U.S. Coast Guard will assist us to this end, seeing as we seemingly are not organized or equipped sufficiently to address it in a manner that will enforce our laws while protecting our reputation as a preferred tourist destination. I completely understand and sympathize with those Bahamians who have reached their wits end in relation to this problem. I encourage them all to do their best to restrain from taking the law into their own hands. While I myself am the type of personality that might do such a thing, it ultimately always ends poorly. We must unite to continue to pressure our government to act. Bahamians are not people who seemingly understand the concept of government. The government works for us. We don’t have to take any crap from them. However, in order for our voice to be effective, it must be heard in great numbers. There is power in numbers. So, allow me to implore my Bahamian brothers and sisters to raise as much hell as you possibly can without getting arrested. This problem is not only one for fishermen. This is a Bahamian problem. The time may come, however, when getting arrested might be the only way to get some attention. God forbid that we should come to that point. It is, nevertheless, nearer than I care to admit. Finally, I have e-mailed the Florida Sportsman Magazine explaining how we feel about the taking of crawfish from our waters by foreigners and asking them to come to Abaco to interview a few fishermen, so as to prove to them that Bahamians are really upset about what is going on. Hopefully, there will be a desire on their part to help us out. I should point out that I don’t believe Florida Sportsman Magazine’s intention was to spark an explosion. They quite probably thought they were merely sharing some good news with their subscribers. Inadvertently, they have further irritated an already sore subject. 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November 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 25 By Mirella Santillo Emergency services on Abaco are provided primarily by volunteers who operate mostly on donations from locals, second homeowners and visitors. Residents of Central Abaco rely on several volunteer services. BASRA-Abaco, Bahamas Air Sea Rescue AssociationAbaco, is an important marine rescue organization that operates predominately out of Hope Town. It was the first volunteer organization on Abaco begun in 1962 by David and Phoebe Gale and now operates in connection with the Hope Town Fire and Rescue Department, which is always on stand-by and very helpful in any emergency. Phoebe Gale stated that 2004 was a very quiet year with only one boating accident which happened in November. But when emergencies do happen, the whole community gets involved and helps. BASRAAbaco is a completely volunteer-operated association and relies on donations for funding. Another volunteer service that goes back many years is the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department which was founded by Mr. Norwel Gordon in 1965. At that time there was no public running water in the town and the firefighters began by using the water truck belonging to the hotel. This truck had to be filled at Breakfast Hole (near the present site of Abaco Gas) with a gasoline-operated pump. It became the first Marsh Harbour fire truck. The first fire put out was one set in the old jailhouse thatch roof by prisoners trying to escape. The fire department has now five trucks, the oldest truck bing a 1958 vehicle with triple capabilities, acting with water, dry powder and foam. The department is in the market for another large tank vehicle. The Department has answered between 220 and 380 calls yearly which include structural, trash, vehicle and forest fires. The fire department emergency phone number is 3672000 which rings at several locations. Other communities which have fire fighting equipment include Bahama Palm Shores, Cherokee, Winding Bay, Dundas Town, CooperÂ’s Town, Green Turtle Cay, Guana Cay, Scotland Cay, Man-OWar Cay and Elbow Cay. All of these are manned by volunteers and in most cases trucks and other equipment are purchased from funds raised by those communities. Now the time of year to remember the ones dear to us and the people we are grateful to. Why not extend our thanks to these associations by contributing to their support in any way we can. A member of our family or ourselves could be the next ones to need them! The volunteer fire departments of Abaco are very grateful for equipment that is donated to them by fire departments in the States. The above equipment was donated to Colin Albury of Crash Rescue by Chief Taft of the Daytona Fire Department. Mr. Albury kindly passed it on to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department The equipment onsisted of five full Breathing Apparatus (BAÂ’s) plus five extra air tanks. They are made by International Safety Instruments. Some of the fire crew are shown with their new equipment.Volunteers Provide Emergency ServicesSeveral communites on Abaco have volunteer fire departments. They rely on donations for their funding and usually have to purchase used trucks and equipment. This means that constant maintenance is necessary.


Page 26 The Abaconian November 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 05 There was a request that the Council refrain from making a decision on moving the freight from the Upper Public Dock to Sunshine Park until a town meeting can be held and all interested parties have a chance to speak on the matter, as Sunshine Park was designed to accommodate town and visitor parking. Councillor Hall commented that moving the freight to Sunshine Park was never meant to be a permanent solution, just a temporary measure until the right solution could be found. It was the hope of the Council that if the derelict cars could be removed, both needs could be met. This brought up the need for an Impact Fee to be assessed when new cars and large appliances are brought to the island so that there are funds available to remove these items from the island once they become “trash.” A public meeting will be held in Man-OWar in early November to discuss and gather public comment on the proposed expansion of the Man-O-War Marina. Plans and drawings will be available at that meeting as well as representatives of the marina to answer questions. CaysFrom Page 11 Marine ElectronicsCapt. Pat and Ann McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repair of: Web: E-mail: VHF CH 16 Mon Fri 8-5 F.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained Technician At the Jib Room. Marsh Harbour Marina Tel: 242-367-2163Fax 242-367-3388 SIMRAD Dundas Town’s newest business, Nita’s Snack and Shop, located opposite Ocean View Park, sells fruits, vegetables and a variety of staples and snacks. It is open seven days a week from 3 p.m. until.Dundas Town’s Newest Business For ALL Your Business StationeryLetterheadsEnvelopesBusiness CardsAbaco Print ShopPhone 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Abaco Shopping Center Marsh Harbour ABACO INN ABACO INN ABACO INN ABACO INN ABACO INN Bahamas Electricity Corporation Abaco Operations Abaco Print Shop Marsh Harbour 367-3202 Sea Star Car Rentals 367-4887 Abaco Glass and Gallery 367-2442


November 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 volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic 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 Aug Nov Closed Aug 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


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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 21, NOVEMBER 1st, 2005 Halloween Brings Out CostumesCoastal Clean-Up Program Involved Many Communities Parties and Trick or Treating Make for Fun for EveryoneParties at several of the restaurants and bars brought out costumes that competed for prizes and attention. These revelers were found at Snappas enjoying the festive occasion. Young people went door to door showing off their costumes and asking for treats .Barge Is Hard Aground Off JohnnyÂ’s CayBy Lindsey Delaplaine On October 28th the Bahamas Air and Sea Rescue received a call from Steve Richardson of Liberty Oils notifying them of a navigational hazard: a large barge that they were using for exploratory oil drilling off WalkerÂ’s Cay had broken loose during Hurricane Wilma and they had located it and anchored it off of Man-O-War Cay. He asked that no one approach the barge or board it for reasons of safety. Richardson claimed his company had been searching for the barge, the Louis J. Goulieu since October 24th when Wilma struck the Bahamas. Upon locating the 250-foot barge, the company anchored it a mile off the reef behind Man-O-War while they searched for a 100-foot tug boat that they used to maneuver the barge. Unfortunately, over the weekend while they were searching for the tug, the barge broke free once more and ran itself aground on the reef north east of JohnnyÂ’s Cay where it is still located. According to Lory Kenyon, who went out to inspect the barge, it was stuck firmly on the reef, the large waves over the weekend failing to shift it in any diAn oil exploratory derrick and barge broke loose during Hurricane Wilma and ended up on the reef off JohnnyÂ’s Cay between Man-O-War and Hope Town. The accompanying tug boat is hard aground off High Cay north of Green Turtle Cay. Please see Barge Page 21 Several groups, communities and schools on Abaco participated in the International Coastal Cleanup campaign. This annual event is observed worldwide to bring attention to the pollution of trash on our coasts. Shown here are Hope Town School students putting some of the trash they found to good use, piling trash bags full of debris on a make-shift sled. Together the students removed more than 12 bags of garbage from the town beach. By Lindsey Delaplaine International Coastal Cleanup was a huge success for Abaco with well over 150 people participating. Groups ranging from the Optimist Club, the Marsh Harbour Boy Scouts, the Governor General Youth Awards group, Every Child Counts, the Hope Town School and Man-O-War School and a number of individuals all worked to remove over 70 bags of garPlease see Cleanup Page 14 Several hundred party goers celebrated Halloween at Snappas in Marsh Harbour at a standing room only costume party. As the pictures show, costumes ranged from the simple to quite elaborate, from store bought to home-made. Fireworks were planned but the windy weather cancelled the show and owner Little Bill Albury took the money and costume winners got $200. No one missed the fireworks. Judging began about 10 PM with several catagories, traditional Halloween, scariest, groups and others. In this case, photos tell the story better than words.


Page 2 B The Abaconian November 1, 2005 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 School NewsStudents Participate in PEERS Counseling TrainingBy Portia Jonsson A two-day PEERS Counseling Training Workshop was held on October 20th and 21st at the Learning Resource Centre in Marsh Harbour. Under the theme Teens Helping Teens Make Healthy Decisions, Together the workshop was conducted by Adolescent Health Co-ordinator, Mrs. Sandy Edwards. Eleven students in grades 10 and 11 were told the benefits of having a peer counseling program in their schools and the ground rules for its training. Mrs. Edwards explained how the process worked. The students also heard from Guidance Counselors Samantha Evans and Rosalie Stubbs, Nurse Sylvia Cooper on Sexuality and Sexually Transmitted Infections and Mr. Marvin Hepburn-Senior Health Educator with the Bahamas National Drug Council on Drug Education and Prevention. PEERS is a training that Provides Excellent Empowering Resources for Students to assist their peers in good decision making. PEERS counselors offer support to others who are experiencing many of the same emotions and situations that they have experienced. They meet on a regular basis and share with each other the sadness, anger or confusion that they might be feeling. They act as facilitators between two peers in conflict but do not take sides, give advice or assume responsibility for solving someone else’s dispute. They are trained to help others solve their own conflicts and are not guidance counselors. Having peer-counseling programs in all schools throughout Abaco will prove beneficial. The program can be a very effective tool for resolving student conflicts. It teaches important life skills such as effective communication and de-escalating anger. Conflict resolution skills are reinforced through real-life practice and students are encouraged to work together to resolve their differences. Peer counselors may experience increases in self-esteem, insight and feelings of empowerment as their abilities to help themselves and others grow. The ground rules for the Peers Counselors training are simple. Treat everyone with respect, listen when someone is speaking and one person is to speak at a time. Respect each other’s privacy. If an activity involves sharing a personal experience, only share what you are comfortable saying in public. Lastly, confidentiality what is said in class stays in class. Nurse Cooper with the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic informed the students that the risks of teenage pregnancies are high. She encouraged those who are choosing to be sexually active to make themselves a promise: “No condom, no sex!” The students were asked if they considered oral sex really sex and then told them that sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, genital herpes, chlamydia and syphilis are caught through oral sex. Nurse Cooper Eleven students from S.C. Bootle High School and Abaco Central High School participated in a two-day PEERS workshop on October 20th and 21st at the Learning Resource Centre in Marsh Harbour conducted by Mrs. Sandy Edwards, Adolescent Health Co-ordinator Department of Education. Also pictured are Guidance Counselors Samantha Evans, Abaco Central High, Rosalie Stubbs, Central Abaco Primary, and Athena Mackey, S.C. Bootle High School. Please see School Page 3


November 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 3 B 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 (Nov 4)Oral Maxillo Facial Surgeon (Wisdom teeth)Dr. Antoine Clarke (Nov 17-18)Periodontics (Gum disease & implants)Dr. Woodley ThompsonOrthodontic (Braces) (Nov 10-11)Dental Hygiene Available More School Newsspoke of a seven year-old sexually abused child who was brought to the government clinic with syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Another case was a 15-year-old with gonorrhea and when asked how many sexual partners she had, she answered 17. Genital herpes is the number one sexually transmitted infection in The Bahamas followed by gonorrhea. Last year 88 pregnant women tested positive for HIV and the cases are not decreasing. Persons must be 18 years old to obtain birth control from the government clinic without parental consent and 16 years old to be tested for a sexually transmitted infection without parental approval. Representative from the Bahamas National Drug Council, Mr. Marvin Hepburn, said Drug Free Education is taught in every school beginning in grade 6. The drug of choice in The Bahamas is alcohol, and it is a major problem in high schools today. Drug use is associated with one-quarter to one-half of all hospital stays in this country. Alcohol and other drugs are involved in at least one-half of all suicides, drowning, car crashes, crime, violence, falls, unSchoolFrom Page 2 planned sex, poor school performance, trauma and injury to young people. Drug use is progressive and predictable and almost always starts in childhood. The drugs children use first are called “Gateway Drugs” because children learn to accept and embrace the “high.” They learn drug acquisition skills and drug-taking habits such as how to lie, cheat, sneak and steal to get drugs. The use of any “Gateway Drug” is a strong predictor for future use of other drugs. Thus alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and inhalants are the Gateway Drugs. The average age of first use of any drug in The Bahamas today is 11.5 years. The younger a person is when he/she starts using drugs, the more trouble he/she gets into with drugs and the more trouble he/she has in stopping drug use. Thus, preventing any use of any Gateway Drug by any young person is absolutely critical. As a Peer Counselor the student will receive a Peer Counselor’s badge, monthly leadership training, a certificate and honorable mention. Please see School Page 4 Students in the Abaco public school system attended classes for only one day the week commencing October 24 — Wednesday. They missed Monday and Tuesday because of Hurricane Wilma, and Thursday and Friday because of mid-term break. Abaco Central High hosted its annual Career Day for students in grades nine and 12 on Wednesday, originally scheduled for Monday. These students participated in a session on a career in journalism, hosted by The Abaconian Other areas included nursing, hospitality and electrical engineering, among others. 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. 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Page 4 B The Abaconian November 1, 2005 Ph: 367-2516 35% off ALL boats August 15thDecember 17th, 200505 Limited spaces available, based on availability, proof of travel tickets required (airline, ferry ticket) not available to Abaco Residents, 1 coupon per rental/family, please contact participating airlines, hotels etc.Treasure Cay ResortAbaco, Bahamas Sept. 1 Nov. 31, 200520% off regular hotel rates! 25% Off Golf Cart Rentals Sept. 1st Nov. 15th 2005 1 Coupon per Family Sea Side Cart Rentals20% off Any Golf Cart Rental September, October & November 15th 2005 The Abacos Domestic Fall Travel PromotionSeptember 1st November 30th, 2005 For More Information Contact The Abaco Tourist Office at 367-3067 or The Ministry of Tourism Office on your Island. Green Turtle CayPh: 365-4200Sept 1st-Oct 31st & Nov 26thDec 18th,20053 night package, deluxe accommodations for 2 people. Breakfast daily, 1 day golf cart rental, all service charges & taxes. $247.00 per person for 3 nights including all service charges & taxes. Ph: 367-2681 Sept. 16th Dec. 14th, 2005 ALL INCLUSIVE FALL PACKAGE September 1st –December 15thDay $110 3 Days 100 per day Weekly $640 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco BahamasPhone: 242-365-4060 Brain Sawyer Manager Email: Sundownersbar2002@yahoo.com10% Discount on Dinner & Alcoholic Beverages Fall Promotion Weekly Rate of $300.00 & free Road Map September 1, 2005 October 31, 2005Phone: 242-367-4887Marsh Harbour, Abaco September 15 December 15, 200521’ Dusky 24’ Ocean Pro 26’ PARAMOUNT Single 26’ PARAMOUNT TwinCAT’S PAW BOAT RENTAL Off Season Discount 25%Boat Rental Rates:Ask for Harold or Lisa Bar & RestaurantGreen Turtle CaySundownersHopetown Abaco, Bahamas Phone:/Fax 242366-0380$137.00 per night Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-367-4000 or 4003 Fax: 242-367-4004 VHF Channels 16 and 82FALL PROMOTION September 15 October 15, 2005Email: Abaco Beach ResortMarsh Harbour Ph: 367-2158 www.greatabacobeach.comSept. 1st Dec. 12th, 2005 $175.00Inclusive of tax & service 3 night minimum, single or double Green Turtle ClubPh: 365-4271 Sept. 29 Nov. 22, 20055 Days/ 4 Nights $697.50 per person based on occupancy (1,395.00 for 2) Add on nights: $174.00 per person. Extra Person rate (18 & older) $130 per person per night. Age 13-17 $89.00 per person per night. Age 6-13 $39.00 per person per night, Children under 6 are free.Package Includes: ROH Accommodations (S tandard Waterfront or Deluxe Club Room) Three Meals Daily: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerBeverages (Not including call brands, liqueurs and wines by the bottle) All Taxes & Gratuities Hope Town Hope Town Hope Town Hope Town Hope Town Hideaways Hideaways Hideaways Hideaways HideawaysPh: 366-0224 Ph: 366-0224 Ph: 366-0224 Ph: 366-0224 Ph: 366-0224 Promotion Code ATM12005 Package Includes accommodation only. Pricing based on 4 people. Sharing 2b/2b villa subject to 10% tax. Offer Sept.15 Dec.15 2005 Excluding Thanksgiving. $720 3 nights/4 days in your own private villa!*Full Kitchen *Satellite TV *Direct dail phone *Wireless Internet *Maid *Pool *Boat (Harbour use only 11ft motorized dinghy) *Reverse Osmosis water *Back-up Generator. Discounted accommodation rates are available to Bahamian Residents only (proof of residence may be required), are quoted for single or double occupancy and are subject to availability, 10% tax, plus $2.00 per person, per night service charge. To receive a discounted rate, please contact the hotel directly at 242-365-8801 in Fort Lauderdale at 954-525-7711 or by e-mail at info@treasurecay .com and quote “ Bahamian Resident Rate ” to receive the special discount. 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 359-6062 AffordableReliable200-800 GPD SC Compact1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0852 www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope TownECC Is ExpandingBy Mirella Santillo Confronted with an increasing number of students, Mrs Lynn Major, the Administrator of Every Child Counts, decided to consider building an addition to rectify the crowded situation in the two existing buildings. Every Child Counts is a school for challenged students. The school that opened three years ago with 22 children, now offers academic and practical education to 62 children. Two new teachers have joined the full time staff this year, Mr. Kevin Pastore, who teaches vocational skills and religion, and Ms. Ellen Phiffer, who has been a Special Education teacher for 20 years. She takes care of independent living skills groups; within a group, the children learn how to communicate, to clean, shop, cook and enough academics for everyday living. They bring to ten the number of full time teachers at ECC. Parents and outside volunteers help on a daily or weekly basis. Mrs. Major speaks proudly of the school’s achievements during the last three years: four children from ECC have jobs in the community. Michael Pedican and Anthony Garcon are teachers’ assistants at St. Francis de Sales, Cardena Laroda is helping seamstress, Ms. Olive Clark, and Vincent Major works two days a week at Abaco Groceries. Another major happening this year was the discovery that the land extending at the back of the buildings belonged to the Convent and therefore could be used by ECC. The land was cleared and planted with grass donated by Winding Bay and will be used as a sport field. The front of the school is also being revamped with the making of a fenced pond encircled by a one way driveway, which will make it easier to get in and out of the school. One of the parents, Mrs. Liann KeyKaighin will be the contractor for the addition which will occupy 5400 square feet over two floors. The first floor will have three classrooms for the primary and middle academic classes and independent living skills. The upper floor will be a large open room used for a work shop assembly for students who have difficulties working independently in the community. To that effect, Mrs. Major is trying to add more oneon-one skills, such as sewing, platting or knitting. Mrs. Major is awaiting the commencement of the construction. The plans have been approved by the local authorities and permission has been granted from the Catholic Board for the use of the land, but the Board must also give approval for the plans. Two major benefactors have contributed funds to start the new building, but more funds and volunteer labor will be needed to finish it. ECC is planning a small ceremony for the official opening of the sport field to thank Winding Bay for its donation.College Fair Set for November 15By Portia Jonsson Organizers of this year’s college fair set for November 15th at New Vision Ministries from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. boast that this will be the largest college fair since commencement by Abaco Central High More School NewsSchool four years ago. A record number of 31 colleges, universities and vocational schools have accepted the invitation and will be sending representatives to this event. The colleges and universities hoping to inspire and stimulate students as they begin the college search are Niagara CollegeCanada, St. Thomas New Brunswick Canada, Acadia-Nova Scotia, St. Benedicts/ St. John’s, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Shenandoah University, Methodist College, New England Tech/Florida Culinary, University of Tampa, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida Southern, Johnson and Wales Rhode Island, Florida Memorial University, Bethune Cookman, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Savannah College of Art and Design, Berkley College, Keiser College, St. Leo University, Ramapo, Full Sail Education, St. Thomas University-Miami, College of The Bahamas, BVTI Freeport, Bahamas Baptist, St. Mary’s University Nova Scotia, Mount St. Vincent Nova Scotia, University of the West Indies, Success Training College and Dalhousie from Nova Scotia. The college fair committee consists of Mrs. Isobel Sherman, Mrs. Beverly Rolle, Ms. Phillipa Farrington, Mrs. Nadene Beneby, Mr. Ken Roberts, Mr. Charles Poitier and Ms. Michelle Bailey. All secondary schools in Abaco and the public are invited to attend as students explore their options for post secondary education. Parents are encouraged to attend and talk with school representatives with their students. Parents need to be well informed about the schools that their children are considering attending. Please see School Page 6 SchoolFrom Page 3


November 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 5 B 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! Long BeachEXCLUSIVE 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. Gorgeous, 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath secluded home situated beachfront on the shores of Long Beach, minutes from Marsh Harbour. This picture book 2 story beach house is newly constructed, never lived in move in and decorate to your own taste. Excellent construction Hardy panel siding and hurricane resistant windows. #2221 $549,900Beautiful 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 $1,500,000This 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 B The Abaconian November 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 More School News SchoolFrom Page 4Central Abaco PrimaryAll Boys Reading ChallengeBy Portia Jonsson Last month all the boys in grades 36 at Central Abaco Primary were presented with the challenge of reading as many books as they can by the end of November. This Reading Challenge is a part of the Bahamian Heritage Program at the school. Mrs. Lenora Black, a District Superintendent in Nassau, launched the reading challenge. In a very captivating and stirring presentation she encouraged all of the fathers, particularly at Central Abaco Primary to support and encourage their boys in ventures such as this reading challenge. She also gave a little glimpse into her Boys Club in Nassau and the wonderful and exciting things she has seen among the boys in that program. Ms. Eunice Mills, school principal, endorsed this challenge given to the boys and admonished them to take part and embrace this opportunity to not only win a prize for reading many books but at the same time acquire a love for reading that will transcend all areas of their academics. During the assembly the boys and their fathers were covered with a special prayer by Pastor Lewis of Victory Tabernacle Baptist Church which has adopted the school and endeavors to support programs such as this one. Mrs. Johnson, teacher and librarian, expressed a special thanks to all the fathers who attended this special assembly especially Mr. Dennis Hall, Mr. Chad Taylor and Mr. Adrian Henchell, who took part in it. Also in attendance were Chief Administrator Mr. Revis Rolle, Chief Councillor for Central Abaco Mr. Cubel Davis, Assistant Superintendent of Police Mr. Wayne Miller, President of the Abaco Christian Council, Bishop Anthony Campbell, and Youth, Sports and Culture Director on Abaco, Mr. “Stretch” Morley.St Francis de Sales Holds a PTA MeetingBy Mirella Santillo St. Francis de Sales School held its first PTA meeting of the school year at the St. Francis Church on October 5. The weather was bad so the meeting was poorly attended. The main topic for discussion was discipline. A discipline plan was outlined by Ms. Shannals Johnson. Undisciplined children will have to meet with Ms. Johnson on a daily basis while their parents will meet with her once a week for a six-week period. If no improvement occurs at the end of that period, the child will be referred to a psychoanalyst and ultimately be expelled from the school if there is no change in the behaviour. Please see School Page 8 On October 17th Ms. Shannals Johnson, Senior Mistress and Guidance Counselor, and Mrs. Josephine Kumar, Principal, presented a cheque to Mrs. Marjolein Scott, Secretary of Abaco Cancer Society on behalf of St. Francis de Sales School. Students had raised the funds during their Fourth Annual Denim Day. Mrs. Kumar said Denim Day is observed at the school to sensitive the students to patients with cancer and to heighten the awareness. She added that although Denim Day is celebrated to raise money for breast cancer, the school decided to donate its money to the Abaco Cancer Society. Abaco is said to have the highest rate of cancer in The Bahamas, namely prostate and cervical cancer. 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 habour front in quaint Little Harbour. Extraordinary views Great Elevations.STARTING AT $170,000 TREASURE CAY TWO ADJACENT LOTS ON GOLF COURSE. PRICED AT $42,000 EACH .MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL ACREAGE. CALL FOR DETAILS LOTS AVAILABLE IN CASUARINA POINT AND BAHAMA PALM SHORES STARTING AT $25,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES LOT STARTING AT $110,00 REGATTA TIME SHARE FOR SALE STARTING AT $6,000CHEROKEE HILLTOP 100’ ELEVATION, BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEW, 3 LOTS. STARTING AT $189,000. CHEROKEE SAND BAR LOTS STARTING AT $169,000. 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.11/01/05 13088Potential for expansion. 2+/acres of pristine water front property. Small villa and restaurant buildings. Spectacular views of ocean and sound.$2,455,000. 13312 CASUARINA POINTLOVELY 4 BED, 2 BATH CANAL FRONT HOME, SITE ON 120 FEET OF SEAWALLED PROPERTY. A BOATSMAN’S DREAM. COME RELAX WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. $750,000 2818 CASUARINA POINTSPACIOUS BEACH FRONT, 4 BED AND 4 BATH. GORGEOUS VIEW OF BAY AND ATLANTIC OCEANOFFERED AT $695,000 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 00,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESLOVELY ISLAND STYLE 3 BED,2 BATH BEACHFRONT HOME. 20’ ON 100’ GORGEOUS BEACH FRONT. COME & RELAX!! OFFERED AT $580,000 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. THE SAND BAR at CHEROKEE


November 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 7 B Mailin Sands mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comPh# 242-367-2992 Fax# 242-367-4800 P.O. Box AB 20403 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Marsh Harbour-#5106. Great Opportunity. Established commercial complex. features several retail stores and two rental apartments. All currently rented. Ideally situated on main tourist strip. GREAT INVESTMENT.www.coldwellbankerbahamas.comYellowwood-Vacant parcel of property in fast growing neighbourhood. 51,000 sq.ft. lot, partially cleared and awaiting its new owner.-$68,900Dundas Town-#5222-Property situated in prime location running 135Â’ on the waterfront. Fixer upper situated on property. Views of the harbour and Sea of Abaco. Yellowwood-Large waterfront lot available. Comprising 37,368 sq.ft of property, this parcel commands endless ocean views and runs 184Â’ on the Atlantic.-$275,000 COLDWELL BANKER LIGHTBOURN REALTY Green Turtle Cay-#5191 Luxurious home located on a 2.5 mile sandy beach. Consists 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. Comprising 10 guest rooms 40 seat restaurant and bar, patio and swimming pool. Painstakingly restored to its original Colonial condition. Offered at $1,780,000. Chris Farrington, BRI Sales Associate Green Turtle Cay, Abaco (242) 365-4695 Business (242) 365-4697 Fax (242) 559-8800 Cell chris@coldwellbankerbahamas.com____________________________________________________________________ Yellowwood-#5263-2B/2B cottage newly built. on large lot -100Â’ x 150Â’. Features a laundry room, outside patios, and a hobby room.central A/C, and all appliances are include. A MUST SEE!-$219,000 Nov 1st, 2005Dundas Town-#5276 Income producing property, unfinished duplex on elevated lot. Situated on lot 100x128-$92,000. Call for more details. Lubbers-#0350 -vacant lot in Abaco Ocean Club. Comprises 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 who 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.$275,000SOLD 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 150Â’x175Â’lot. Near to Cherokee Sound. $150,000.00 Leisure Lee-#5366-3 bed, 3bath home in quiet neighborhood. 1,600 sq.ft. living space, extensive wrap around screened in porch and central A/C. All lots have beach access. $347,000.00Yellowwood-Vacant property features elevations and views of Cherokee Sound. This 33,690 sq.ft. lot is a great location for a home.-$82,000 MarshHarbour. #5426. 2b/1b home on 110Â’x140Â’lot. Second bath and laundry being added. Detached 1b/1b apt. on property -$200,000.00 UNDER CONTRACT Green Turtle Cay-Pineapple Bluff-3 bed, 3.5 bath, 3,289 sq.ft. home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. $1,980,00.00 NEW LISTINGOrchid Bay-#5428-The only bay front lot available in Orchid Bay. Over acre, and runs more than 100Â’ on the Sea of Abaco. Picturesque views! Call today! This wonÂ’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 SweetingÂ’s Village. Furnished, central A/C, hobby room and outside patio space. 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 160Â’ of waterfront. Rare offer. Call now!NEW LISTING NEW LISTING New Listing


Page 8 B The Abaconian November 1, 2005 P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 E-mail: or Leslie PinderPELICAN SHORES Fantastic parcel of land on the harbour, over 1 acre, very private area EXCLUSIVE Marsh Harbour 2 Bed, 1 Bath Home on large lot. Fully furnished. Old Ballpark Rd. EXCULSIVE NEW PRICE $175,000 High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $710,000 Pelican Shores Duplex 1,200 sq.ft. each side. Furnished, central air, patios. EXCLUSIVE $450,000 RENTALS Regattas of Abaco Condos For sale or rent by Day, Week or Month Regattas of Abaco 2 bed / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. $275,000 UNDER CONTRACT Pelican Shores elevated lot on the harbour. One of the last (Beautiful views) Lots available on Pelican Shores. Exclusive $485,000 High Rock elevated large 3 bed / 3 bath, excellent sea views, nicely furnished, 2 car carport, central air, 1.08 acres $1.150 Million EXCLUSIVE Don MacKay Blvd. 2 buildings on 2 1/2 acres 1.3 million Exclusive Treasure Cay Carleton Landing Condos on the canal Call for info. Pelican Shores Large Lot on the Harbour. Can be made into two lots. Call for Info Bahama Palm Shores 2 bed / 2 bath home on stilts, on 2 lots, furnished, central air, tool shed, standby generator & much more. Call for Info Little Orchard Triplex Two, 1 bed, 1 bath apartments One, 2 bed, 2 bath apartment, central air, fully furnished. Price $440,000 Murphy Town Lots for sale approx. 90’ x 100’ $36,000 each Forest Drive & Crocket Drive Two lots for sale. Call for info. P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone : 242-367-4962E-mail: or UNDER CONTRACTHigh Rock Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiryIf We Don’t Have It, We Will Find It!Regarding a discipline problem in grade 9, all parents of students in that grade were asked to attend a meeting at the school on October 12. Mrs. Kumar announced, “Child ren whose parents do not attend the meeting will not be allowed to return to school until the parents meet with us. It is not up to us,” explained Mrs. Kumar, the Principal. “These are regulations of the Catholic diocese.” After the introduction of the teachers, Mr. Simmon, Head Teacher, proceeded with the election of the PTA officers who are elected every two years. Mrs. Judith Knowles was voted President, Mrs. Neulessa Major, Vice president, Mrs. Samantha Evans, Secretary, and Mrs. Wendy Sands, the Treasurer. Parents’ representatives are now Mrs. Beverley Archer and Mr. Brent Brooks; teachers’ representatives are Mr. Cecil Simmon and Mrs. Barbara Johnson.Forest Heights AcademyFair Weather Fall With October coming to an end, Forest Heights Academy, as well as Abaco, breathes a sigh of relief as it appears that up until now this hurricane season has left us fairly unscathed. But children living on the Gulf Coast of the United States have not been nearly as lucky with many not even starting school as yet. Realizing the importance of caring for others, the students of Forest Heights had several bake sales and raised over $1000. to More School News SchoolFrom Page 6 send to the Red Cross. They have learned that no matter how small an effort, each and every one of us can make a difference. On a lighter note, you may have noticed a Grade Nine gingerly carrying blue and red cups. With closer inspection you might have caught a glimpse of eggs each decorated with its own flair. During the first week of October, Forest Heights Academy’s Ninth Grade participated in an experiment to learn the responsibilities that come with parenthood. Ms. Alana Carroll, science teacher and mother of a three year old, was just the one to teach them. After many trips to the emergency room set up in their homeroom with rolls of scotch tape, the “parents” realized that parenthood was not something for which they were at all ready. As Kyle Sands put it, “My grades have dropped this week, and I am going crazy taking care of this egg.” Meanwhile, Grade Elevens were preparing for their PSAT’s which they sat October 12 With an ever increasing amount of Abaco students going off to college this is indeed an important event in preparation for the SAT. The next SAT will be held at Forest Heights on December 3 If you are interested, please call the school for more information or go on line at The PTA also held its Annual General Meeting on October 12'”, and Doug Evans, previous President, was pleased to announce the success of the 2005 Spring Fling. The group held elections choosing Ruth Albury to lead the 20052006 group in its fundraising efforts this school year. Thank you all for your support. Also another special thanks goes to Marcus Bethell for donating a refrigerator for the sports room so that the active students can have water readily at hand in these warm fall months. Finally, Students of the Month were announced for the month of September. They were: Avery Thompson, Lower School; and Kurt Key, Upper school. Congratulations to both!Abaco Central HighWorld Food Day Is ObservedBy Portia Jonsson Under the theme Agriculture and Cultural Dialogue Abaco Central High School celebrated World Food Day on October 31st, recalling the contribution of different cultures to world agriculture. Throughout history, the inter-cultural movement of crops and livestock breeds revolutionized diets and reduced poverty. Africa gave the world coffee now a popular beverage worldwide and a mainstay of Latin American agriculture. Asia domesticated rice today the staple food for over half the world’s population and sugar cane, a major cash crop in many regions. The introduction of the camel to Africa from Arabia allowed people to His Excellency Sir Godfrey Eneas, Ambassador to Rome, was the guest speaker at Abaco Central High School for its program observing World Food Day on October 31. He is seen here on the left speaking with Mr. David Knowles, Department of Agriculture officer on Abaco. Also attending the event was Rev. Stephen Knowles, pastor of the Strong Tower Church and president of the school’s PTA. Please see School Page 9 Don Mackay Blvd, Marsh Harbour Ph 367-3186 Fax 367-3469 E-Mail 20% 30% OFF ALL MAJOR APPLIANCES Don’t wait until the last minute! Do your Christmas shopping early this year while we are of fering15% off All SmAll AppliAnceSBBQ Grills • Blenders Bread Makers Breakfast Maker 3-in-1 Can Openers Coffee Makers Electric Buffet Ranges Electric Kettles Electric Knives George Foreman Lil’ Champ Grill Food Processors Hand Mixers Irons Juice Extractors Rice Cookers Slow Cookers Toasters Vacuums& much more


November 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 9 BBRIGANTINE 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/ Sand Piper Bch. Beginning at $875,000 • Canal Front Beginning at $264,500 • Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded Beginning at $175,000 • Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $45,000 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 2 bed / 2 bath, end unit, extra features, never rented $212,000 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB New luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / onsite pool and many other features Starting at $701,250 Plus 14% closing LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE “Trident”/”Turquoise Seas” You cannot be more “on the beach” than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow’s walk. WOW! $2,500,000 + 7.5% closing “Cross Winds” Split level CBS home extra large lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! $868,000 + 7.5% closing SANDPIPER BEACH “Idle Hour” Seeing is believing describes the many features of this special home on our beautiful beach. Living space 2750 sq. ft., garage 450 sq. ft. beach side porch 550 sq. ft. Master suite bedroom / bath plus 2 guestbedrooms / 2 baths, large living / kitchen / dining / family room. Many, many features. MUST SEE $2,400,000 SOLD SOLD Abaco ExpressProviding U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 • 561-689-1010 SchoolFrom Page 8 live and travel in more extreme environments and contributed meat and milk to diets. More than 850 million people around the world remain hungry. At the World Food Summit in 1996 and again five years later in 2002, leaders vowed to reduce that number by half by 2015. Moreover, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals commit world leaders to reduce the pro portion of people who suffer from hunger by half by 2015 while ensuring environmental sustainability. His Excellency Sir Godfrey Eneas, Ambassador to Rome and guest speaker for the occasion, implored the students to eat fresh Bahamian-produced food. In The Bahamas, he said, we believe that food is an automatic commodity to obtain. This is a concern because we live in a food deficit country, meaning we do not produce enough food to feed ourselves. He informed all that in 1978 there were over 2500 small farmers producing food in The Bahamas but today there are only 1200. From 1978 to 2005, we have lost 50 farmers a year. Ambassador Eneas said farming has been equated as a low income and backbreaking occupation. But he is here to tell us that a new agriculture is out there proving to have dramatic results Biotechnology and genetically modified organisms. Biotechnology is growing under controlled conditions and a company situated in New Providence, Lucayan Tropical, is leading the way in this field in The Bahamas. He urged teachers to take the students to see this plant. Ambassador Eneas reminded them that one time long ago The Bahamas was the leading producers in pineapple production but Hawaii has surpassed us. This is a decline in which our sector has come. We, he said, do not have the scientists to man the Ministry of Agriculture so that we can get More School News Please see School Page 11 Students of Abaco Central High School observed World Food Day on October with a program and displays. They are shown here listening to speakers talking about the need for The Bahamas to develop agriculture to a much greater extent.


Page 10 B The Abaconian November 1, 2005 Ms. Nettica Symonette was invited to Kenya for a meeting of the World Bank. She is shown here with her friend, Ms. Pauline Rodriguez, a consultant with the World Bank who invited her to attend a function that the bank was hosting. Resort Operator Was Invited to Africa by World BankBy Mirella Santillo Ms. Nettie Symonette became a well known figure on Abaco when she created the resort Different of Abaco 14 years ago. The 600-acre resort located in Casuarina Point around a mangrove-lined pond and extending to a long beautiful beach, was designed as a wildlife retreat where people could come and relax in a natural environment. The resort was badly damaged by the hurricanes last year and has not not yet reopened. But Ms. Symonette took advantage of the free time to express her creativity. She took up painting and writing, went on a two-week trip to Kenya and started redecorating Different of Abaco with ideas that she brought back from Africa. In her early seventies, Ms. Symonette is full of life and has more projects in the making than somebody half her age. The trip to Kenya was one of the most memorable experience of her life, she said. She explained how a friend of hers, Ms. Pauline Rodriguez, a professor at George Washington University, who also works as a consultant for the World Bank, invited her to participate in a function the bank was hosting for the United Nations. The event took place in Nairobi, and Ms. Rodriguez asked Ms. Symonette to help with preparing the function and hosting the registration. So in May of this year she took off for Kenya. “The evening functions were held in beautiful settings. The food was awesome and imagine my surprise when the African band started to play Bahamian songs,” she said. “I started to sing with them.” She spoke of a restaurant in Nairobi, Carnivoria, where all kinds of meat were broiled on a huge grill. On the tables were several dishes with condiments and a flag. Waiters brought long skewers of meat that they sliced on everybody’s plates. “All kind of fresh meats,” Ms. Symonette said, “Lamb, pork, beef, chicken and also exotic meats such as ostrich and crocodile. The waiters kept bringing more meat. I was full, but they brought more. I had not realized that when you had enough, you were suppose to take the flag down! We had three meals at that place.” “I took one day off from the function to go to Mombasa,” she went on telling. “I had to go there. That’s where Fort Jesus is located. Fort Jesus is the place where slaves were detained before being shipped to the Americas. It was a tremendous experience,” Ms. Symonette explained, “But that is in the past. One cannot dwell on it.” “There is a beautiful atmosphere everywhere,” she went on. “I was very impressed by the people, their friendliness, the staff’s ethics and mannerisms.” She said, “We imagine Africa as a third world country with poverty everywhere, but it was not like that at all.” And she told of her visit to Masaimara where she and her friend went on a Safari after the week-long bank function was over. “We had to drive for 12 hours to reach the first lodge,” she explained. There she interacted with the Masai and met one of the tribal chiefs. She took photos with him and with local people dressed in their tribal colorful costumes. “I felt right at home with my people,” she said. The highlight of her stay in the Masai country was a visit to a school in Sekanane, a tribal village. “I felt the need to interact with the children. I was impressed by their cleanliness. Their uniforms were spotless, even though they walk barefoot and sleep on the ground on animal’s pelts.” (The Masai are nomadic people who keep moving to more fertile grounds with their cattle, on regular basis, so they do not have furniture.) In the school she was invited to talk. Not knowing how to approach the children, she decided to talk about her childhood and her life. She talked about the similarities between The Bahamas and their country and shared information with them. She was amazed by their answers when she asked them what they wanted to do as a career. Some said neurosurgeon, some said engineer, some said pilot or dentist. Before she left, she was asked by the teacher to come back and talk to the children again, especially the girls. Until recently only boys were supposed to attend school, which explains the ratio of approximately 100 boys for 15 girls in the school she visited. However, there is now a tribal law that makes school mandatory for girls also. But parents are still reluctant to send the girls to school. She said, “I tried to send a message to the girls present to take back to their friends. I told them how it is only a matter of time for educated men to look beyond a pretty body. They’ll want someone they can share informed discussion with. I told them to keep themselves presentable, for when they go to the city to look for a job, they’ll have to be groomed.” We ended the interview by perusing through 500 photos she brought back home. With them she brought back the atmosphere, the vegetation, the animals, the architecture and most of it the people and their colorful ways.


November 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 11 B back to where we were. The Bahamas was also once the leading producers in citrus; now we have given the production to Florida. We need to produce more, Ambassador Eneas said, or we will be in a serious problem feeding ourselves. We have no backup in terms of our food supply. We need to take a new look at agriculture because it is an area we cannot do without. With our growing tourism sector the deMore School News SchoolFrom Page 9 mands for food will increase. Advising that our heavy dependence on imported food is adversely affecting our country because our diet has been polluted with bad food, he encouraged students to eat fresh Bahamian-produced food. Also in attendance were Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. Wayne Miller; Senior Island Administrator, Mr. Revis Rolle; and District Superintendent Abaco Schools, Mr. Rudolph Smith. The World Food Day observance at Abaco Central High School included displays of Bahamian products from local agriculture. Other schools were invited to attend. Some primary school students are viewing the agricultural products. Students of the Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay and their principal, Mrs. Anne Bootle, received a donation of several new basketballs, volleyballs and soccer balls from guests that stayed at the Bluff House Beach Hotel in early October. Pictured are Dale Eminisor, Ray Eminisor, Kathy Smith and Donnie Smith, all from Jacksonville, Florida. This has coincided well with the arrival of a new physical education teacher, Mr. Williams. All the parents and the students are very happy and excited to welcome Mr. Williams and are grateful to the Eminisors and Smiths for donating this equipment. Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island 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 Bahama Palm Shores Bahama Palm Shores EXPERTS!!! No one sells more Bahama Palm Shores lots than us. Call today for available lots and prices. 1218 NEW EXCLUSIVE Two story home in Bahama Palm Shores offering two beds along with detached one bedroom guest cottage. A GREAT BUY!! Guana Beach House 1117 two bedroom beach house on beautiful beach perched on high dune. Great views. Excellent rental Shell House 1118 Three bedroom home verlooking the prettiest part of Guana's beach. Perched high on dune with steps to beach. Superb rental and great layout. Additional lot behind home included. 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. Yellowwood hillside 1208 Hillside lot with great views of Cherokee and the mainland beaches and ocean looking south and views of Winding Bay. 1226 Royal Harbour waterfront Ideal protected dockage in Marsh Harbour. Close to town, all underground utilities. Yellowwood oceanfront 1221 0,000+ square foot oceanfront lot with spectacular views of Watching Bay. Over 120' of oceanfront Tilloo 1.8 acres with deeded dock slip, on Tilloo Pond 1 Nov 05


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November 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 13 B #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


Page 14 B The Abaconian November 1, 2005 Island Living Real Estate P.O. Box AB-20997 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: (242)367-2696 Fax: (242) Elevated Waterfront, Lynard’s Cay UNDER CONTRACT $144,000 Listing#7393/4 acre on the Sea of Abaco, Atlantic seaviews and deep water for a dock. Short distance from Little Harbour and Cherokee.$145,000 Listing#28619,400 sf with 100 feet of beach frontage in a quiet and upcoming community. Miles of scenic tranquilityBeachfront Splendor, Long BeachHalloween Scenes from Around Town Residential Inland Lot(Ref #442) Choice residential lot on paved Flamingo Drive, located just one block from Ocean Blvd. 10,000 s/f & 80 on the road. All utilities are available at the property boundary, including TV & DSL. Price $45,000.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.NORTH 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.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.TURTLE 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.MARSH HARBOUR:Great Abaco Club Canal Lot(Ref#440) Choice cleared lot ready for construction in highly desireable gated community, dockage potential for 55 vessel plus 26 runabout, location provides great rental home possibilities and use of all resort amenities. Limited number of lots available in this community! Price $499,000. 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. SOLD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."Four Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #454) Luxurious fully furnished 4 bedroom, 3 bath two level waterfront condominium overlooking both Treasure Cay Marina and poolside. Large kitchen for entertaining, master suite overlooks marina with sitting area and balcony. Price $485,000."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."Two Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #454) 2 bedroom, 1 bath fully furnished, two level poolside unit within view of Treasure Cay Marina and just a 5 minute walk from the Treasure Cay Beach. Can be combined with listing #455 to make a 3 bed/2bath with open living area. Price $317,900."One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #455) 1 bed, 1 bath fully furnished ground floor poolside unit. Mariners Cove offers pool, tennis courts, laundry facilities, on site management, good rental potential. Price $200,000.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. 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 Nov, 2005 Halloween parties were lively events at several restaurants and resorts throughout Abaco. Here is a sampling of the revelers.Support Citizens Against Crime


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Page 16 B The Abaconian November 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! 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! Waterfront lot on Bay. Dock to be decked over with 10' draft protected during storms. A few steps and you are on Coco Bay Beach. Outstanding water views. 12,000 sq. ft. $650,000.00 plus 7% to close. New listing! 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! 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. 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. 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. 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 By Mirella Santillo With the 30th anniversary of his death from a massive heart attack, three months away, (February 15th, 1976), it seemed the right time to remember a man whose first visit to Abaco dates back to the winter of 1943-1944. Local residents old enough to do so remember him as “Doctor Cottman,” even though his real title was “unqualified medical practitioner.” Dr. Cottman, the practitioner and the author of OutIsland Doctor and My Castle in the Air has left an indelible mark in the history of Abaco and of the Out Islands of the Bahamas. Marjorie Rawlings wrote, “There is an affinity between people and places. If there is such thing as racial memory, the consciousness of land and water must lie deeper in the core of us than any knowledge of our fellow beings. And along with that deep knowledge of the earth is a preference of each of us for certain kinds of it.” Certainly there was an affinity between Dr. Cottman and The Bahamas. It was the place where he found his love, where his life blossomed and where he became himself. The impression one gets after reading his book Out Island Doctor is one of a sensitive man, close to his family and compassionate to people’s suffering and needs. He also appears to be a very energetic man, always on the go, always ready for another adventure. Born in Indianapolis at the turn of the 20th century, Evans W. Cottman grew up as an only child in a rather intellectual family; his father was an historian and writer and his mother an educated home maker. After receiving a Master’s degree in biochemistry, he was appointed science teacher at Madison High School, Indiana, and brought his family to live with him from Indianapolis including an unmarried aunt. He held the job from 1925 to 1945 at which time he had decided he would retire and move South because of his aversion to the bitter cold winters of Indiana. As he visualized his future after retirement, he knew he would have to move to “some strange, enchanting, little known island. “ He also knew that he did not want to teach anymore after that. He would have a pension and some savings and figured some opportunity would show up. So by 1937 he started looking for the most favorable island to move to. “I ransacked the local libraries, devouring everything I could find about tropical and sub-tropical places. I wanted a place close enough so I could make a fairly extensive trial visit during a summer vacation. The Bahamas sounded like a natural.” In the Out-Island Doctor he narrated his life’s tribulations from his first trip to The Bahamas in the summer of 1939 to his final moving in his Marsh Harbour “castle,” in 1960. Although Nassau was the base of his travels to the other islands, it was never his intention to settle there. His first journey on a local sail boat, the Clipper K took him to Mangrove Cay on Andros where he was met by Percy Cavill, a former Australian swimming champion. There, he also met Capt. Rees, a retired aide-de-camp of King George V, who lived on his boat a few miles from Mr. Cavill. He had landed in The Bahamas after being detoured by bad weather on his way to New York. Capt. Rees, who was well known at Buckingham Palace, invited the two men for dinner on his boat. Sailing back to Mr. Cavill’s island after dinner, Mr. Cottman thought of Capt. Rees’ formal dinners at Buckingham Palace and of Percy Cavill being whipped for leaving an octopus under an Australian dock, and of Evans Cottman teaching first year biology to bored students in Madison, Indiana and now the three of them meeting on an otherwise uninhabited island of The Bahamas. It seemed like a very strange and wonderful thing that could only happen in a strange and wonderful country. The next island he visited that summer was Fortune Island where the Commissioner, Mr. Pyfrom invited him to take a trip to Acklins and Crooked Island. Although he was scheduled to visit Abaco for the following two weeks, he accepted and cancelled the trip to Abaco. The boat ride with the Commissioner on the Sonny Boy was to bring him to the island which would remain his favorite and be his first home in The Bahamas Crooked Island. He wrote, “I looked back to the high bluffs of Crooked Island, silver and black in the moonlight. And I knew that, mosquitoes or not, I was coming back to Crooked Island. I was going to search here for the site of my future home, for the occupation, whatever it might be, of my future life.” The following year was marked by the death of his friend, Percy Cavill, and his Bahamian trip was cut short because of his mother’s illness. She died shortly after his return, followed by the death of his father a few months later. The distress he felt because of these loses came through in his writing. Two years after discovering Crooked Island, he returned there and found Gun Bluff. “It was the place I had been looking for. It was there that I wanted to build a home,” he quoted in his book. On that same trip Dr. Cottman ended up buying ten acres on Gun Bluff, including 500 feet of ocean front, for $40. The following year he bought more land and started building a house that Please see Cottman Page 17Dr. Evans Cottman Is an Abaco LegendDr. Evans Cottman


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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 was completed by the end of 1943. “Now, I thought, all I need is a boat.” This thought prompted his decision to go to Abaco where, he was told, were the best boat builders. He contacted a Mrs. Sawyer in Marsh Harbour to arrange for accommodation for the following summer’s trip and started a correspondence to that effect which was conducted by her daughter, Ms. Viola Sawyer. In the chapter of his book, “Not a boat but a bride,” he told of his first meeting with the woman who was to become his wife and how he fell in love. Ms. Sawyer was to met him at the arrival of the mail boat. “I looked uncertainly around me. A slender, rather handsome white woman in her mid-thirties came toward me. She was tall and carried herself extremely well.” He went on, “I now come to a part of my story that I find difficult to tell. It is quite easy for a man writing about himself to tell exactly when and why he became, let us say, seasick. It is far more difficult to explain exactly when and why he fell in love. I had come to Abaco for a boat; yet I cannot now recall just what happened about that boat that summer.” In August he proposed to Ms. Sawyer. It is also on Abaco, that same summer, that he met Dr. Stratton, a medical evangelist, a man whose words “When you take Viola there (Crooked Island), you’ll be a long way from a doctor. You should get a license from the government and practice medicine there.” were to impact his future. Dr. Stratton went on telling him how the Bahamian government granted limited licenses to persons having certain scientific educational qualifications. These people were known as Unqualified Medical Practitioners, who could engage in general practice with the exception of major surgery. (Until then Dr. Cottman had toyed with the idea to build a small laboratory to do research on cold light.) “The idea rather fascinated me,” he wrote. So upon his return to Nassau, he made the application. Evans Cottman and Viola Sawyer were married on December 23rd, 1944, in Indiana. They move to Gun Bluff in the early summer of 1945 with all their belonging including Ms Sawyer’s chicken and dog, her “creatures” as she called them. It was that same year in the fall that he received his Unqualified Medical Practitioner’s license. “My medical career was somewhat reversed,” wrote Dr. Cottman. “I was famous overnight. Immediately I had more practice than I could possibly take care of. I never did go to medical college, and my studying was done by lamplight and between patients.” By March of 1946 Dr. Cottman had set up an office at Gun Bluff and “patients came from miles around by foot and by boat. They even came from Acklins. And almost every one brought the story of sick persons who could not make the trip to Gun Bluff.” So the doctor started making visits to these patients on foot and finally on horse back. At that point he decided that more training was required, and he requested permission from the hospital in Nassau “to come there for such training as would be helpful in my Out Island work.” Permission was granted in September and Dr. Cottman left for Nassau for four months of training with Dr. Maxwell-Joyner, who had just joined the hospital’s staff and who, according to Dr. Cottman, was “a highly qualified surgeon and orthopedic specialist. So it was that Dr. Maxwell-Joyner took me under his wing and Please see Cottman Page 18 CottmanFrom Page 16The “Out Island Doctor”Brought Aid to Many


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Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 Hope Town, Elbow Cay Tel: (242) 366 0700 Fax: (242) 366 0701 Cell: (242) 477 5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.comWhen you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: Abaco 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. 367-2442in all hospital matters made me his unofficial assistant.” It is not until 1947 that Dr. Cottman moved to Abaco. His wife had become lonely on Crooked Island away from her relatives. After much persuasion and promises that life would be easier on Abaco, he agreed to move. There, too, he was instantaneously famous. “My first case was a 14year-old boy from Dundas Town, the colored settlement adjoining Marsh Harbour. He was very ill with pneumonia. I gave him sulfa-drug therapy and he started to improve immediately. So once more, I was famous overnight among the colored residentsnot to mention the fact that I was kin by marriage to 50 percent of the white ones. My practice was made.” Nineteen forty-eight was marked by the birth of his daughter, Faith Gayle Cottman, and the building of a boat, The Green Cross that he decided to sail alone although he had never done so previously. After a few sailing lessons with Uncle Willie, Dr. Cottman took off by himself on his way to Pine Ridge, Grand Bahama. He visited several settlements on Grand Bahama to take care of patients. Feeling he had mastered the art of sailing, he decided to take his family with him on a subsequent journey to Grand Bahama. It was then that he was offered a two-month job at Pine Ridge by the lumber company, the Abaco Lumber Company, while their resident doctor, Dr. Ejnar Gottlieb, was being cleared by immigration. His doctoring at Pine Ridge would become regular as he replaced Dr. Gottlieb during his yearly vacations. Dr. Cottman sailed the Green Cross to many islands and cays of The Bahamas, from Andros to Moore’s Island, Sandy Point, Nassau and the Exumas, and his adventures were many, including being caught in a hurricane at Shroud Cay. Until the arrival of Dr. Gottlieb in Marsh Harbour in 1960, Dr. Cottman was the only full time doctor on Abaco. After having finally moved in his castle, which took several years to complete, he was happy for the other doctor’s arrival. “My work had been important. Yes, I had ministered to the sick to the best of my ability; I had relieved some pain and suffering; in some cases I even saved lives. I was proud of the work, truly proud, and proud of the friends I had made, both white and colored. But I was happy to see Dr. Gottlieb arrive and relieve me of some of the burden.” he quoted in his book. Dr. Cottman ended the book by reminiscing on his first days in True Blue when he paraded with the constable who announced, “The Doctuh done reach.” “Yes, indeed, “ said he, “I’ve ‘reached’ and found a measure of contentment. At least until these new plans of mine.” And indeed, said his daughter, Ms. Gayle Cottman, who still lives at the castle, “He loved life so much that he had plans for his life until he was 150 years old. Some of these included adding on to the castle, have a bed and breakfast and getting a plane.” “He was gone a lot when I was little, but he was always there for me, somehow. He was a free spirit, and wanted me to be one.” “A few years before his death, we went to Crooked Island, a pilgrimage to his favorite island and his former house. It was a beautiful spot,” she said, “but the house was in ruins.” His busy life and his dedication to his patients sometimes took a toll on his family. Ms Cottman remembers an occasion on a Christmas Eve when Dr. Cottman did not reach home until 10 p.m. to the annoyance of his wife. Asked where he was, he explained he had been buying food and presents for people who had been nice to him, such as a lady from Dundas Town, Georgie, who, he thought, had saved his life. He was taking care of her while he should have been on the Ruth Evelyn which blew off in an explosion, killing the people on board. “ CottmanFrom Page 17 Hope Town Abaco, Bahamas375-8655Mike Jones Sales Cell # 551-5545 Frank Knowles Sales Agent Cell # 375-8655 Dr. Cottman’s Records Bring History Alive The Green Cross was built in Marsh Harbour and carried Dr. Cottman and his medical skills to many island communities. Please see Cottman Page 19


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About 70 percent of the trash removed from the beaches fell into this category including 530 plastic bottles, 225 glass bottles, 215 caps and lids, 210 cans, 161 food wrappers, 142 pieces of plastic silverware, 112 pieces of clothing and shoes, 50 plastic bags, 25 straws and 23 toys that were found. Trash resulting from ocean and waterway activities was the next highest category, both internationally and on Abaco, with 25 percent of the total debris. One hundred nineteen oil and lube bottles, 115 pieces of rope, 75 bleach and cleaner bottles, the remains of 50 buoys and floats, 39 bait containers, 41 light bulbs and tubes and 41 plastic crates were all carted away in trash bags. Dumping only comprised a small part of the overall trash collected, but the majority of the items in this category were left over building materials along with some car parts and tires that were found as well. Unlike the rest of the world, cigarettes and other smoking related items were not high on the list in Abaco, but many of them were still found littering the beaches. After working hard picking up trash, students in Ms. Nancy Burnett’s class at Hope Town School were asked why they thought it was important to keep the beaches clean. Some of their answers were: “You should pick up the garbage so turtles do not get caught in it, and so our waterways stay clean and so our fish stay alive.” Natsha Albury, Grade 3. “It’s important so the beach doesn’t stay dirty.” Trevor Joseph, Grade 2 “If any garbage blew into the water, it Ashton Kemp, Shawn Lionee, Roddie Joseph and Ricardo Cunningham are all loaded down with beach debris from their efforts in Hope Town during the International Coastal Cleanup. CleanupFrom Page 1Coastal Cleanup Was a Success on Abaco Please see Cleanup Page 21


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Luckily, this year no one on Abaco found any animals entangled in the marine debris, but during the international cleanup last year the Ocean Conservancy reported that volunteers found 186 animals entangled in debris. Fishing line accounted for over half of the incidents, with rope and fishing nets coming in second and third. Friends of the Environment and the Ministry of Tourism plan to participate in the International Coastal Clean next year and hope to increase the number of participating Abaco residents and groups. Until then there are several things individuals can do to help with this problem: dispose of trash properly; reduce, reuse and recycle as often as possible, cut the rings on six pack holders, pick up trash whenever you see it lying around and dispose of it properly, and educate others about the problem. CleanupFrom Page 20 Hope Town School students Aly Boyce and Mauria Etienne try their beach debris hat on fellow student Laura Albury. All of the “decorations” on the hat were found on the Hope Town beach during the International Coastal Cleanup. Most Coastal Trash Was Land Basedrection. According to the Port Department, there was no fuel on board the barge other than a 200-gallon tank on deck. The tug boat was finally found hard aground on another reef, this one on the outside of High Cay, located north of Green Turtle Cay. Min. Leslie Miller’s office has stated that they will investigate the matter. They plan on contacting Liberty Oils and taking the necessary steps to have their license revoked. According to Mr. Miller, Minister of Trade and Industry, their license was granted before his arrival. In addition, it was also reported that Mr. Miller is presently meeting with officials from the Port Department to discuss a plan of action. BargeFrom Page 1


Page 22 B The Abaconian November 1, 2005 Church Listing 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 MinistriesOur Mission “Turning people into devout followers ofSunday 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. Pastors/Leaders Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe For Directions call 242-367-3324 Dundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!Sunday Prayer Meeting6:00 a.m. Sunday School9:45 a.m. Morning Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship6:00 p.m. Weekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday5:00 a.m. Monday Night7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H.7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night7:00 p.m. Tuesday, ThursdayFamily Night For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457 or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565 Bishop Anthony Campbell242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 • Dtcog@coralwave.comJesus Saves We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and Send Souvenirs • Cuban Cigars • Casual Clothing T-Shirts • Venus Swimwear • JewelryLocated in Simmon’s Plaza next to Snack Shack B’s Sunrise ________________________________ Diane FletcherSpecializing in Restaurant and Point of Saledfletcher@coralwave.comWorking withNassau Cellular 359-3207Financial Statement Preparation Audits and Investigations Business Licenses Accounting Software ABACO INTERNET & COMMUNICATIONSWe specialize in CCTV Systems, Access Control, Alarm Systems, Gate Operators and Magnetic Door Locks.We also monitor Alarm Systems and CCTV Systems for your Home and Business, as well as connect Remote Office Networks and Phone Lines and or Extensions. “SECURING AND CONNECTING YOUR WORLD”Phone/ Fax: 242-367-6245 Mobile: 242-359-6075 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 Guardian Angel Security CompanySecuring Life and Property • 24 Hr. Security Guards Body Guards Money Escort Mobile Patrol, etc.P.O. Box AB 20156 Tel 242-367-5187 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 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 Want More Business?A low cost ad like this can bring fast results Business Service DirectoryPolice Crime Report A Marsh Harbour shop keeper called the police on September 9 to take custody of a minor shoplifter found with $3.50 of ladies underwear. Frederick’s Agency in Marsh Harbour reported a client had presented a check by Elite Securities Ltd. for $16,320 on August 25 to pay for duties and services on vehicles and other goods. The client stopped payment on the check on September 8 as he claimed that some of the vehicles were damaged. The client is being charged with fraud. An employee of Quality Star Texaco in Marsh Harbour cashed an Elite Securities Ltd. check for $2,000 in July which was later returned by the bank. A repayment schedule was negotiated. However, returned checks from the same company were later found at the Outboard Shop for $44.10 and the Treasure Cay fuel station for $900. A Murphy Town resident had the rear window of his car smashed by a man he knew causing damage of $625. The assailant was arrested and will appear in court. Chelsea’s Choice Water Company in Marsh Harbour had a truck stolen from the company parking lot during the night of September 9. About 10 p.m. that night, a Treasure Cay resident was accosted while walking on the road by two men driving the same truck. They had a handgun and attempted to rob him. About 10:30 another resident answered a knock at his door to find two black males armed with handguns demanding cash. Co-workers appeared and the men fled on foot. Subsequently, two men were arrested in the Sand Banks Haitian community. Both had been previously deported to Haiti after serving time in a U.S. jail. A search warrant was executed during the afternoon of September 10 at a residence in the Sand Banks Haitian community. A small amount of suspected cocaine was found. The suspect was arrested and cautioned in reference to being in Possession of Dangerous Drugs. A man was arrested on September 10 for causing damage of $2863 to a car on August 14. A Marsh Harbour resident was arrested in the afternoon of September 10 when found with a small quantity of cocaine in his back pants pocket. A Grand Cay man was arrested on September 15 when found with one joint of marijuana. During the night of September 14 someone broke into the boat storage yard of Abaco Outboards. Eleven boats appeared to have been entered although nothing seemed to have been taken. On being asked to leave Jones Native Diner on Forest Drive in Murphy Town about 5 p.m. on September 15, a man screwed up the shirt of a woman patron who lived in the area, annoyed her with obscene language then threw a stone hitting the proprietor. A resident of High Rocks in Marsh Harbour was arrested shortly after sundown on September 15 for having an unlicensed shotgun, for disorderly behaviour, using obscene language and resisting arrest. During the night of September 28, the Baker’s Bay office on Marsh Harbour’s front street was broken into. Nothing appeared to have been taken. A shopkeeper on Forest Drive in Marsh Harbour was punched in the face about 10 p.m. by a man he identified. A Grand Cay fisherman was bitten twice in the face by a shark in mid-afternoon October 2. He was treated locally then flown to Freeport for further care. A Grand Cay man was arrested on October 2 about 8 pm for shop breaking and receiving. During the investigation, drugs were found which added to the charges. A Murphy Town woman reported that her 11 year old daughter had been missing since sundown on October 4. The minor was later found at an apartment on Crockett Drive, Marsh Harbour, occupied by two young men and sexual activity was suspected. A 17 year old man was arrested. A Dundas town woman reported on October 5 about 10 p.m.that her minor son had several times acted in a disorderly manner to her and that he was using drugs which rendered him uncontrollable. Police assistance was requested. The Grand Cay police arrested two men who alternated residence between Grand Cay and Grand Bahama when found at daybreak on October 5 with a small quantity of marijuana.


November 1, 2005 The Abaconian Page 23 B28’ Mako, 1987, 96’ 225 Ocean Runners, full tower, NEW Rupp riggers, Furuno depth recorder, split console. $22,500. Ph: 321-7954577 email: 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 VEHICLES FOR SALE Forklift, 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 Personal Computer includes Windows '98 w/ many good programs, Canon Printer/Ans. Mach, Fax & Scanner w/add. ink cart. All in excl.working condition $300 Or Best Offer 3662053 Propane chest freezer, Frostek 240, 8.5 cu. ft. storage, needs no electricity. $500 Call 375-8079 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 17’ 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 18’ 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 SALEFor all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service Wanted 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. 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 Wanted, Cook/Chef for Guana Cay. Call 3655154 (evening) 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 99 Cadillac Escalade, white, w/leather interior, A/C, DVD player, screen by dash & screens in back headrest, CD player, sound system, 22’ rims. Call daytime 551-4163 or 375-3511. After 6 p.m. call 365-8867 $23,000 O.N.O. 00 Dodge Dakota low miles, fully loaded, oneof-a-kind paint job. Serious inquiries only. 3596481 96 Mercury Marquis LS everything power $8,500. Please Call 365-4643 92 Lincoln Continental, A/C, Excellent Condition. For sale, $2,500 OBO. Tel: 365-2401 or 357-6826 20’ Albury 2002, CC, Yamaha 200 HP 2 stroke, Bimini top, spray rails, fresh water, DUTY PAID. $36,000 Call 772-263-1031 20’ Shamrock cuddy cabin 220 HP V8 inboard, f/w cooled. Harding double axle trailer. DUTY PAID Boat kept in dry storage. $12,000 Call Dale 365-4359 or Bill 365-4319 23’ Hurricane, 135 Mercury, great fishing/ dive boat or water taxi, VHF. $6500 OBO Ph: 502-551-5760 e-mail: 23’ Albury 2004 CC, Mercury 225 Optimax, VHF, color GPS, plotter, depth, compass, Ttop, rocket launchers, DUTY PAID. $56,000 772-263-1031 31’ Fiberglass Power Boat 1988 twin 57 Merc Cruiser inboard engines, gas, excellent condition, loaded, extras. Contact Nancy 36702698 32’ Island Gypsy Sportfish 175 Ford Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke, air conditioned, etc. $44,000 Call 365-4120 34’ 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 38’ Bertram, classic 1964, flybridge, sedan cruiser, repowered with twin Cummins 555 diesel engines in 1990, low hours, galley up, 8 KW Yanmar diesel generator, solid overbuilt fiberglass hull, sleeps, 6, head with shower. Bahamian registry. $39,000 USD. Must sell, owner will consider all serious offers. Boat at Abaco Yacht Services, Green Turtle Cay. Call 242365-4033, fax 242-365-4216, email 38’ Gulfstar Trawler 1983 with 6 cyl Perkins Diesel. Asking $45,000 Tel: 242-366-0637 Or 407-384-7301 39’ 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 TV’s, fully equipped, radar, depth finder, DUTY PAID Call 367-0158 26’ 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 26’ Monza w/ twin 225 HP Optimax, VHF, chart plotter, fish finder, depth finder, fresh water shower. Call 367-4576 Hrs. 8-5. 25’ Grady White Sports Fish twin “90” 200 HP Evinrudes, all effects, 2 VHF, Live Well, Depth Sounder, Out riggers, fully found. At Dolphin Marine, GT. Ph: J. McAllister Fl. 561799-9426. $15,000, OBO. 2001 Laser Sailboat with trailer & cover for sale. Excellent condition. $1500. Call Doug @ 242-366-0301 or 319-337-5342 WANTED TO RENT A BOATGraduate from College of Charleston (S.C.) looking for sail boat, fair condition, that can be repaired and lived on. Limited funds. Call Sheftall @ 912-927-1517. MARINE ITEMS WANTED TO RENT Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & BoatsIce Cream Parlour, great location. Intersted persons should call 367-2831 BUSINESS FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SERVICES EQUIPMENT FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT PPORTUNITIES MERCHANDISE FOR SALE By Portia Jonsson On October 28th a two-hour radio telethon was staged by Radio Abaco to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Wilma on Grand Cay and Grand Bahama. During the broadcast the station was inundated with pledges from residents and the business community from as little as $5 to large amounts of $20,000. When the telethon ended, just over $90,000 was pledged and at the close of business that day, $26,000 was already turned in and deposited. Ten homes were destroyed on Grand Cay by Hurricane Wilma and these families have been left with nothing. The monies raised by this telethon will go a long way in helping these people get back on their feet. All funds collected are deposited to the Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund managed by the Bahamas Government. To assist in this great cause, please make donations to: The Royal Bank of Canada, Main Branch Account No. 1281013.Telethon Raised Thousands for Hurricane Victims It Pays to AdvertiseMany students are away studying to prepare themselves for a better life. Remember them with a letter or a phone call to encourage them and let them know that we are proud of them. Erick E. Sawyer is in his last year at Palm Beach Atlantic in Orlando, Florida. He expect to receive his degree in December in organizational management. Erick is the son of Edison and Joan Sawyer of Green Turtle Cay and is a graduate of James Island Christian High School in South Carolina.These Students Are Away Tiffany Sawyer was listed in the previous issue but we omitted that she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She is the daughter of Ben and Martha Roberts of Green Turtle CayCorrectionWe regret that we had the incorrect name on a photo caption in the October 15 issue. With Mr. Lynden Davis was Ms. Mavis Burrows.


Page 24 B The Abaconian November 1, 2005 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 LISTINGMarsh Harbour Great Abaco Club2 bedroom + Study, 2 bath home 1,228 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" Elbow 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" Man-O-War Cay 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,270 sq.ft. home. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 400 sq.ft. guest house with full kitchen. Separate workshop with crows nest for great views set on .373 acre in the southeast area of the settlement. # AB NEW LISTING $650,000 "Golden Palms" NEW LISTINGScotland 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 LISTINGMarsh Harbour Great Abaco Club Unique 3 bedroom, 3 bath home 2,800 sq.ft. Living Space on 3 levels. Upper Level Decks Superb Views. On 2 Lots totalling 10,180 sq.ft. Swimming Pool. 100' of Private dockage. #AB149 $1,750,000 "Jaffa"Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay, 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 2,300 sq.ft. Water-front Home 4,800 sq.ft. of Decks. Recently completely Renovated. Over 1/4 Acre with 100' of bay front. Fabulous views. Private dock with dredged channel. #AB140 NEW LISTING $1,725,000 "Bay Lodge"Great Guana Cay 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,686 sq.ft. Beach-Front Home 725 sq.ft. of Decks. Over 1/4 Acre with 80 of ocean front. Fabulous views. Deeded access to semi-private dock. Beautifully Furnished. Great Rental History. #AB142 $1,380,000 "Watch Hill"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"Elbow Cay White Sound 7 Unit Apartment Building, Total of 3,800 sq.ft. Four 1 bedroom, 1 bath units and three 2 bedroom, 1 bath units. All fully Furnished Central A/CLaundry BuildingExcellent Rental History # AB156 $925,000. "Hope Town Apartments" Scotland 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 LISTING 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.com10/15/05 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-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 Man-O-War Cay 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,921 sq.ft. main beach-front residence. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 400 sq.ft. guest cabin. 1.189 well landscaped acres. Semi-private dock on harbour. Fantastic Ocean Views. # AB150 $1,840,000 "Sunsplash" Man-O-War Cay Ocean Beach-front. Superb, beautifully maintained, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 3,300 sq.ft. home on two levels. Wraparound covered and open decks. Fabulous ocean views. Central A/C, Generator. #AB134 $995,000. "Czanne" Meet our Abaco Team of Agents and discover Why you need a Managing Broker in our H.G. Christie Ad on Page 2 of the first section.Great Guana Cay -Dolphin Beach Estates 4 Bedroom, 4 bath, 2,100 sq.ft. home. 670 sq.ft of raised decks Sited on one half acre. Central Air Great Ocean and Sea of Abaco Views. Beach and Dock Access. Furnished. #AS11731 NEW LISTING $838,000. "Pura Vida" NEW LISTING

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