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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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Guana Hosts District Council

In its continuing effort to better represent the three settlements in its district, the Hope Town District Council conducted its routine, monthly meeting on Guana Cay (as opposed to Elbow Cay where the majority are held) on January 18, 2018. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting noted that slightly more than $760,000 …

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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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