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VAT Workshop Well Attended

The Abaco Chamber of Commerce along with the Chamber Institute, a Division of the BCCEC, conducted a VAT Workshop before about 200 people from across Abaco who came out to hear details regarding the implementation, registration and compliance of VAT for businesses.

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Entrepreneur Report: Nov 1, 2014

Formerly called The Apple Tree, Be Beautiful Owners Jan Ingraham and Dayneth Roberts introduced customers to their new name and new store location last month.

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Pinder’s Plumbing Goes Pink for October

Pinder’s Plumbing went PINK for the month of October in support of all who have been affected by cancer in any way. The company committed to donating a percentage of their earnings for the month of October to The Abaco Cancer Society in an effort to help those within our community fight this horrible disease.

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Direct New York Flight Coming to Abaco

Airline Operator Meregrass, Inc. and IJet Charters announce plans for a Marsh Harbour, Fort Lauderdale and New York premium class scheduled charter service slated to commence in April 2015.

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Evergreen Mortuary opens Abaco location

Denalee E. Penn Mackey has returned home as the licensed funeral director for Evergreen Mortuary.

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Albury’s Ferry Makes Large Donation to Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship

Abaco Pathfinders was formed in 2001 and has generously awarded many Bahamian youths with a college education. Abaco Pathfinders‘ goal is to provide funds to enable deserving students from Abaco to continue their education after high school.

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Minister Michael Halkitis Addresses Government’s Plan for Value Added Tax

The Abaco Business Outlook 2014 was held at Abaco Beach Resort on Sept. 24 under the theme: “Charting the Course for Growth in Abaco.” Before speakers were called on to deliver their presentations, the Abaco Men’s Choral opened the event with an impressive vocal performance featuring a duet with Gentry Morris and Basil Been that included a remarkable rendition of the National Anthem.

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Chamber of Commerce Voices Concern for Fiscal Reform

During a presentation at the Abaco Business Outlook Robert Myers, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation’s (BCCEC) chairman, said that poor compliance caused by corruption, limited accountability and a lack of enforcement, has resulted in the Bahamian formal economy paying a disproportionate share of the country’s taxes.

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Gov’t Reveals Plans to Stimulate Growth in Tourism Sector

At the Abaco Business Outlook 2014, David Johnson, CEO Bahamas Tourism Development Corporation tackled the theme of: “The Role of Tourism Development Corporation to Stimulate Growth, Diversity, and Greater Bahamian Ownership in the Tourism Sector.” Paraphrasing the late Jackson Burnside, Johnson emphasized that it is of great importance for us to understand what we are seeing and looking at.

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Manufacturing Plant No Longer Planned for Abaco

Bahamas Striping will no longer be building its manufacturing facility in Abaco. The $750,000 facility, which was projected to create between 15-20 jobs on Abaco, will instead be built in West End, Grand Bahama.

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