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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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Marsh Harbour Town Committee Discusses Library, Crossing Beach Parking and Sidewalk Projects

The Marsh Harbour Town Committee met on June 13, its final meeting for the 2017-2018 budget year. Most of the evening’s business was spent on applying remaining funds to community improvements. At the fiscal year end on June 30, any funds remaining are returned to the Treasury in Nassau. Government …

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The Bahamas Prepares to Join the World Trade Organization

A presentation was made to inform Abaco residents on the basic concepts and benefits of The Bahamas of becoming a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The goal of the WTO is to liberalize trading among the nations of the world. It was organized after World War II when …

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Min. Holds Meeting on Shanty Town Settlements

MP Dion Faulkes, Minister of Labour, visited five of Abaco’s shanty towns briefly on March 18, 2018. He then held a meeting with about 20 heads of Abaco’s various governmental departments that might be part of solutions that government expects to put in place. His presentation focused on the general …

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Hope Town District Council Meets on Guana Cay

Honouring its mandate to share the venue for its monthly Council meetings, the Hope Town District Council held its March meeting on Guana Cay on March 26, 2018. A major decision by Council members was awarding license plates for 35 additional self-drive rental golf carts to Guana Cay and 25 …

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MPs Host Meeting Discussing National Insurance, Power Supply, Dump Sites and Shanty Towns

A Town Meeting was held at the Central Abaco Primary School in Dundas Town on March 9, 2018. The Hon. Brensil Rolle, Minister of State for Public Service and National Insurance, was the guest speaker who told the audience about a new computer system in place at National Insurance. The …

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