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Regatta Time in Abaco Features Races from Hope Town to Green Turtle

Regatta Time in Abaco, a series of sailboat races, successfully held its 42nd event from June 23 - 29, 2017. This event brings sailors as well as hundreds of land-based visitors to Abaco who enjoy the races and shore parties held nightly at various resorts in several towns. This is Abaco’s largest tourism event and takes visitors from Hope Town in the south to Green Turtle Cay in the North.

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Central Abaco Town Planning Approves $2.7 million

In a final session of the Central Abaco Town Planning Board, 17 building permit applications were approved with an estimated construction value of about $2.7 million dollars.

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HTDC Hears BPL Redundancy Plans, Additional SD Plates and Over $8 Million in Construction

To ensure environmental acceptance, staff from Friends of the Environment and Bahamas National Trust were also invited for the boat trip. A public meeting is scheduled for April 6 in Hope Town for a similar presentation.

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HTDC Begins Tax Collection for Treasury in First for Local Gov’t

The Treasury received $285,214 from the Council’s efforts in six weeks. Of this amount $176,316 was for delinquent taxes.

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Candidates Speak with Chamber Directors

It was universally accepted that Abaco does not get a fair share returned for what its economy contributes to the Treasury. It was conceded that more authority needs to be given local government.

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MOW Boat Builders Immortalized

Man-O-War residents turned out on a bright sunny Saturday morning, April 1, 2017, to honour and record their heritage boatbuilders for posterity. Recognizing this historic link to the island’s fame, Obie Wilchcombe, Minister for Tourism, addressed the crowd and acknowledged his ministry's financial contribution to the bronze memorial plaques.

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Town Planning Approves 20 Applications for $3.9 Million 

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This volume of applications for one month speaks well for Abaco’s growth with Bahamians and their bankers viewing the economy in a positive light.

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Fire Dept. Issues, Airport Mold and Unregulated Bus Stops Top Council Agenda

The Central Abaco District Council met on March 9, 2017.

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Hope Town District Council: Floating Bar Off Tahiti Beach, Tax Collection, Other Issues Discussed

The Hope Town District Council met on January 26 for its monthly meeting. The agenda included applications for building permits with $25.2 million attributed to construction at Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club and an additional $4.6 million for construction in other areas of the District.

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Prime Minister Joins North Abaco for Championship Weekend

The first North Abaco Championship was organized by North Abaco's Administrator, Whelma Colebrook, who assembled school athletes from all the communities of North Abaco for a series of championship games. The Opening Ceremony was held at the Treasure Cay Primary School on Friday, September 16. Games were held later that night and continued on September 17 and 18.

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