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Balamena II Wins Regatta Time in Abaco’s Overall Trophy

By David Ralph Abaco hosted a fleet of 34 sailboats that participated in the 44th annual Regatta Time in Abaco. The Regatta is a series of five sailing races that showcase Abaco by having each race in a different locality. This exposes the participants to several of our heritage settlements …

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Hope Town District Council Meets in Man-O-War

By Dave Ralph Owing to the Hope Town council’s office condemned due to mold and prior commitments for other available space, councillors met June 3 , 2019, in the Man-O-War office in the empty Batelco building. Most of the meeting was devoted to using the 12 percent withheld from their …

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MHVFR Donates Fire Engine to Sandy Point

The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue donated its Engine Three to the community of Sandy Point on April 7, 2019. A delegation from Sandy Point was present to get instructions on using the pump and hose equipment for the truck’s 500-gallon tank. Accepting the fire engine were Sandy Point’s …

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Thirty Four Graduate from Neighbourhood Watch Program

Thirty-four graduates received certificates and pins for successfully completing the National Neighbourhood Watch Training Programme. This is a new program to foster better relations between the police and the communities they serve. The ceremony was held in the activity hall of the Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town on April …

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Hope Town District Council Reviews Twenty Two Permits

In a concession to accommodate 22 applications for docks, boat lifts and residential construction, the Hope Town District Council’s April 3, 2019, agenda was restricted to deal only with construction permit applications. This shortened agenda was necessary as the Administrator had another meeting to attend at noon. The two-hour morning …

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Civil Society Bahamas Addresses Abaco’s Organizations

Representatives of Civil Society Bahamas introduced the organization to Abaco at a seminar held at Da Blue Hole in Marsh Harbour on October 13. Representatives from a number of Abaco’s non-profit organizations attended to hear how working with the Civil Society Bahamas (CSB) can benefit the organizations working to benefit …

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Minister Explains Breadbasket Changes

Dr. Duane Sands, Minister of Health, held an open meeting on September 13, 2018, at the Anglican Hall to inform the public about the Breadbasket Food List. This list includes the basic foods that government excludes from VAT charges. Dr. Sands is working to include only healthy foods on the …

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HT Council Meets at Baker’s Bay

The Hope Town District Council met on September 18, 2018, in the community center provided by the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Guana Cay for community functions. It is located north of town on the edge of the resort property. Adjoining the public assembly room was a small …

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MP’s and Department Heads Attend Central Abaco Council Meeting

A three-hour meeting of the Central Abaco District Council on September 6, 2018, began with a bio-mass energy presentation by Jimmy Vaughan. That was followed by the three town committee chairmen of Central Abaco voicing complaints and opinions to invited guests MP James Albury of Central and South Abaco and …

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Hope Town Council Meets

Members of the Hope Town District Council were dismayed when they met on July 24 that Nassau authorities have not taken more interest in arranging for filling the three vacant Council seats, two for Elbow Cay and one for Man-O-War. They will send a letter to the newly appointed minister …

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