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Entrepreneur Report: April 15, 2015

Abaco Snack Shop is the place to shop for all your retail and wholesale “fun n affordable snacks.” Located in the Abaco Island Pharmacy Building next to Every Child Counts, customers can choose from an excellent selection of popular name brands like Doritos, Fritos, Planters, Welch’s snacks and Caprisun juice.

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New Water Taxi for Crown Haven

Abaconians flocked to the Government Dock in Crown Haven to welcome the new ferry service in to Freeport.

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Abaco Agricultural Project Opened

Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) Chairman Dion Smith travelled to Abaco to formally launch the Abaco Agricultural Project with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site just off the Ernest Dean Highway on March 27.

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Abaco Waste Sees Potential for Growth

When a friend suggested the idea, it got the wheels turning for Timothy Oswald Roberts to consider investing in garbage; more specifically trying to help keep the island clean and pristine.

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Hope Town Hideaways Announces New Agent

Hope Town Hideaways is pleased to announce that Kristina Malone is the newest member of their expert Real Estate team. Kristina is from Hope Town, Abaco, which will equip her well to offer her clients great insight into island life. She has many years of experience in the hospitality industry working her way up to a Management position. One of her many strengths is customer service.

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Abaco Beach Resort Names New Reservations Manager and New Food and Beverage Manager

Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina proudly announces two new members to its exemplary resort staff – Gregory Albury, reservations manager and Calvin Greene, food and beverage manager. Both have extensive careers in hospitality and are sure to bring a refreshing point of view to their positions.

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FAO Assists Marine Policy Development

The Department of Marine Resources (DMR), in conjunction with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), held a presentation to engage local fishermen in the work of creating the framework for the sustainable management of The Bahamas’ marine resources.

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Bonefishing History and Research in Abaco

A history of bonefishing in Florida and how it developed on Abaco, together with some useful tips on bonefishing, was presented by Cindy Pinder at this year’s Art for the Parks event. Mrs. Pinder is one part of a bonefishing power-couple, together with Buddy Pinder.

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South Island Solar Aims to Light Up Abaco

Mike Lightbourn is very much a man of the environment, always wanting the best for the health of the community. He is well known by many for the delicious fresh produce grown on his farm but he has recently branched out into the realm of solar energy.

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Abaco Business Owners and Consumers Respond to VAT

The Bahamas Government unleashed its consumer-based tax – Value Added Tax (VAT) – at a rate of 7.5 percent on January 1, 2015. Since that time, a number of business owners and consumers have expressed that the implementation of VAT is burdensome to the Bahamian people.

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