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be included. If you spend more than $25 you must pay duty on the entire amount. REMEMBER: If you are carrying more than $10,000 in US or foreign currency, coins, traveller’s checks, etc. into the US, it MUST be reported to Customs. Please contact US Customs at 242-377-8461 if you have questions on importing any items.

Canadian Customs

INFORMATION

Canadian residents including minors may claim $50 (Can.) exemption after an absence of 24 hours or more. This exemption, which excludes tobacco and alcohol, may be claimed numerous times annually by verbal declaration. After 48 hours absence any number of times a year, $200 exemption may be claimed. This merchandise, which must accompany the traveller, can include 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes, 2 lbs of tobacco and 40 ounces of liquor. A $500 (Can.) exemption can be claimed after an absence of seven (7) days or more. This exemption may be claimed any number of times per year regardless of any $200 exemption claimed on a previous trip, but the two may not be combined at any time. The declaration for this exemption must be written. The allowance for liquor and tobacco is the same as for the $200 exemption. All dutyfree items must be for personal or household use or as gifts. Children who are literate and can understand the declaration may claim exemption. Persons must be over 16 years of age to import tobacco and spirits. Amounts are in Canadian dollars. Illegal Items. Strict laws and penalties apply for possession of dangerous drugs and firearms. Any drugs considered dangerous, including marijuana, bring stiff fines and even jail terms if found in the possession of unauthorized persons.

Churches

Call to confirm services and times. Evening services may vary due to the time change.

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

1st Assembly of God (MH)...... 367-2130 Church of God (GTC).............. 365-4505 Church of God (MOW)............ 365-6088 Church of God of Prop.(DT).... 367-4719 80

Church of God (MH)............... 367-2740 Full Gospel Assembly (TC)...... 365-8097

ANGLICAN

St. Simon by The Sea (TC)...... 365-8466 St. John’s the Baptist (MH)...... 367-2518

BAPTIST

Calvary Baptist Church (MH)... 367-2105 Grace Baptist Church (DT)...... 367-2926 Unity Baptist Church (TC)....... 365-8371 Zion Baptist Church (MT)........ 367-3563

BRETHREN

Bethany Gospel (MH)............. 367-4472 International Creole (MH)....... 367-3784 Island Outreach (MOW).......... 365-6458 Gospel Chapel (MOW)............ 365-6038 New Life Chapel (MOW)......... 365-6458 Marsh Harbour Gospel (MH).... 367-2204 New Plymouth Gospel(GTC).... 365-4198

METHODIST

Aldersgate Methodist (MH)...... 367-2009 St. Andrew’s Methodist (MH)... 367-2007 St. James Methodist (HT)....... 366-0400 Epworth Chapel (Cherokee).... 366-2249

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

New Vision Ministries (MH)..... 367-3324 Church of Christ (MH)............. 367-3496 Church of Latter Rain (DT)...... 367-3871 Friendship Tabernacle (DT)..... 475-1055 Purpose Ministry (MH)............ 367-4867

PRESBYTERIAN

Kirk of the Pines (MH)............ 367-3643

ROMAN CATHOLIC

St. Francis de Sales (MH)........ 367-2714

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST

Seventh Day Adventist (MH)... 367-4501

Communications

Radio Abaco, 93.5 FM and 98.5 FM are local broadcast with local and national programming and advertising 24 hour broadcasting. Cruisers Net is available on VHF 16 each morning at 8:15am for updates on weather and events in Abaco.

Currency

If you come across a $3 bill, it’s okay. Bahamian paper money comes in various bills such as $1, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. There is also an extra Bahamian coin, the 15-cent, which is square with rounded corners and decorated with a hibiscus.

Destination Abaco Volume 23 Feb-July 2015  

Travel Guide to Abaco, The Bahamas

Destination Abaco Volume 23 Feb-July 2015  

Travel Guide to Abaco, The Bahamas

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