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16th Abaco Business Outlook Coming September 5

Under the theme “Connecting Resources, Maximizing Opportunities, Transforming Abaco”, the 16th Annual Abaco Business Outlook (ABO) is scheduled to take place Thursday, September 5, when Minister of Foreign Affairs and MP for North Abaco Darren Henfield will present the keynote address. The event will be held at Abaco Beach Resort …

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Blackwood Homecoming Celebrates Community Involvement

By Lauralee McIntosh The holiday weekend of August saw a slew of activities that were celebrated in the Blackwood community of North Abaco. It was the annual Blackwood Homecoming event, that brought people from near and far. Family and friends, gaily dressed and out to have a grand time. The …

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Illegal Migrants and Narcotics Apprehended in North Abaco

In a combined effort between Bahamas Immigration Department, Customs Department and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force at approximately 7:30 a.m. this morning, a joint operation was conducted in the Grand Cay, Northern Abaco area.  The results of the operation led to the apprehension of approximately 12 illegal Haitian migrants, and …

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Contract Signed for Elbow Cay Dune Road Repair

By Lindsay Thompson A contract was signed between the Government of The Bahamas and Bahamas Marine Construction Co. Ltd. for the shoreline stabilization of ‘Dune Road’ at Elbow Cay, Abaco, to provide safer passage for residents traversing the area. Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis led a delegation …

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Drowning Victim Impacted Millions of Lives with Charity

 By Jonnalee McIntosh An American homeowner in Green Turtle Cay drowned after getting caught in a rip current in the waters of Gilliam Bay beach in Green Turtle Cay on July 17. Molly Greene, 72, was swimming with her two grandchildren that afternoon when the incident happened. Greene and her …

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Committee Seeks Donations for Long Dock Repair

By Lee Pinder Before the road was pushed through to Cherokee in 1986, its Long Dock was a lifeline to the outside world, being used for mail, passengers and freight on the weekly visits of the Mail Boat coming to and from Nassau to Abaco.  Even though the Mail Boat …

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Café La Florence Turning 30

By Pedro Maycock Café La Florence is turning 30 years old after first opening its doors in August of 1989. It is a perfect example of a family owned business that is still thriving today in the Bahamas, serving visitors and locals. Café La Florence is a café located in …

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Cooper’s Town Resident Takes Initiative

By Lauralee McIntosh “A little to give back to the community.” These are the words that Onassis McIntosh posted on his web page on 29th July. The “little” referred to the circular convex mirror that he purchased. The aim of the object was to help the ease of traffic as …

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Abaconians Celebrate Forty Six Years of Bahamian Independence

North Abaco By Jonnalee McIntosh Communities throughout the North Abaco district came together to celebrate the country’s 46th   year of Independence with a week of exciting activities under this year’s national theme: “United We Stand Bahamas, Together We Can.” The North Abaco Independence Celebration opening event featured the first Little …

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BESW to Revolutionize Customs Procedures

By Pedro Maycock The Bahamas government is gradually moving to paperless by implementing a new system; Bahamas Electronic Single Window (BESW) is an expedited procedure compared to the current paper system. This will allow the public and brokers to clear imported goods, within minutes to a few hours. The BESW …

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