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Chamber, Education and Partners Spearhead Career and Technical Education Month

Under the theme, “Building Bridges, Closing Gaps… One Student at a Time,” the Department of Education’s Abaco District, in partnership with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Starfish Construction, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort and Baker’s Bay Golf Resort, staged a set of activities to commemorate Career and Technical …

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Abaco Agricultural Co-Op Cooperates to Construct Coop with High School

Augustine Williams, President of the Abaco Agricultural Co-op, said that the co-op is in the process of starting a program to help Patrick J Bethel High School with its agricultural curriculum. The present agriculture teacher at PJB, Sweavon Smith, would like to add a chicken coop to his present endeavor …

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Local Government Reacts to Concerns as Ferry Saga Continues

While concerns continue to mount in Marsh Harbour over the operation of Bahamas Fast Ferries (BFF) from the Public Dock and the return traffic congestion into the township, the company has stopped working on their proposed parking lot. Roscoe Thompson, head of the Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town Committee, and a …

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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Raises $4,200 for Rotary Club of Abaco

The Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Abaco team spent a portion of their office holiday celebrations on Dec. 7 ringing the bell to raise money the Rotary Club of Abaco. “This holiday season was such a special time for our company,” said Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s International …

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Tourism Minister Holds Town Hall Meeting in Marsh Harbour

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar held a town meeting at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour speaking about the future management of the airport and other topics related to his portfolio. Mr. D’Aguilar opened with the report that tourism is doing “exceptionally well; tourism is doing exceptionally well …

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Marinas and Maritime Industry See Substantial Uptick

While addressing Abaconians at a town meeting in Marsh Harbour, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar noted that while overall tourism numbers were up, marina operators were seeing an exceptional rise in business. Noting the damage to the Eastern Caribbean caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Mr. D’Aguilar said …

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Abaco Chamber Hosts Small Business Incubator

The Abaco Chamber of Commerce hosted a Town Hall Meeting with the Small Business Development Council’s Small Business Access Accelerator Unit on October 29. The Business Incubator Unit is a new partnership between the Bahamas Government and the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation and has been tasked with …

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Abaco Neem Reaches 25-year Milestone

October 4, 2018 marked the 25th anniversary of Abaco Neem. It was the day that Nick Miaoulis, owner, planted the first Neem tree on his farm after being introduced to Neem at a botanical show in Gainesville, Florida. Fortunately, Nick grew up in a family business and had successfully run …

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Second-Home Rental Market, Property Management Companies and Government Grapple with Evolving Industry

According to people intimately involved in the industry, protection is needed to ensure the thriving second-home vocational rental sector can withstand growing pressures from global giants such as AirBnB and VRBO. Subsequent to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the Government is reviewing it is expected that they will begin to …

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Culinary, Baking Professional Transforms Family Business

Chante Basden is now at the helm of the family bakery business – Da Bes’ Yet Bakery & Patisserie. For as long as she can remember, baking has always been a passion of hers. “Since the age of five, I was always fascinated with the kitchen and would always ask …

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