The directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce held an informative, interactive meeting on November 21 with Abaco’s three administrators: Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham from Central Abaco, Joshua Smith from South Abaco and Charles King from North Abaco.
This was a part of the Chamber’s outreach efforts to cooperate on issues with those in authority. The administrators voiced some of their concerns. It was an informative exchange related to common interests and responsibilities.
Disaster preparation and restoration was on everyone’s mind as Hurricane Sandy had recently passed through Abaco. It was suggested that a closer relationship be fostered by the disaster committees, the private sector and non-governmental organizations that all share in the aftermath of a serious storm.
A lack of concern by government for setting aside public parks was voiced by a Chamber director. Central Abaco is growing but there is a shortage of accessible public beaches and park grounds for recreation.
The Chamber’s outstanding success was in noting shortcomings in the original architectural plans of the Marsh Harbour airport terminal that brought about interior revisions that are now incorporated.
The administrators appreciated the informal exchange and expressed the desire to maintain a relationship with the Chamber.