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Abaco Chamber Features Venture Capital Speaker

The Abaco Chamber of Commerce arranged for Sean Brennen to talk about venture capital available for start-ups and expanding businesses at its Mix and Mingle held on December 8, 2017. Mr. Brennen spoke to the guests and directors of the Chamber in the conference room at Wally’s Restaurant. He represented …

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Council Holds Final Meeting for 2017

In their final meeting for 2017 on December 7, members of the Central Abaco District Council expressed frustrations over many issues within their three townships: Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. The Council invited guests to discuss some of these problems. They included Kimbilee Wells of Environmental Health, building …

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Hope Town District Council Holds Meeting in Man-O-War: Capital Funds, Cell Tower and Other Items Top Agenda

The Hope Town District Council held its monthly meeting on October 4 in the Man-O-War Primary School to discuss routine matters. The Council feels it can represent its constituents better by meeting in the various settlements. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting announced that the district would be getting $20,000 in capital …

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MP Holds Town Meeting in MOW

MP James Albury, accompanied by Island Administrator Charles Moss, held a public Town Meeting on Man-O-War on July 27, 2017. This follows the mandate to all Members of Parliament by Prime Minister Minnis that MPs are to hold constituency meetings quarterly.

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August Central Abaco District Council Meeting

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The Central Abaco District Council met on August 3, 2017. It is being allocated $1,378,00 for its annual budget. Twelve percent of that amount was withheld and will be given to the Council only if its shows that it would be used for justifiable expenses. Additionally $500 was deducted as …

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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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