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Cornerstones of Abaco Business: Abaco Tug & Transport and Marsh Harbour Boatyards

Mr. Vincent Higgs, the original owner of Abaco Tug and Transport in Marsh Harbour, explained how his company came to be. In the late eighties, he said that he invested in a tug company, then located on Green Turtle Cay because his son Laurence was working there. The company had been founded by Percy Pinder. When Mr. Pinder decided to sell the business, Mr. Higgs thought it was a logical move to buy it since the company offered good basis for improvement. Upon its purchase in 1995, the business was moved to its present location in Calcutta.

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Leaders Lunch focuses on training

With Abaco having one of the fastest growing economies in The Bahamas, Horizons Development Group’s Founder Simmone L. Bowe thought it fitting to organize a Leaders Luncheon at Angler's Restaurant on August 14 under the theme “Creating and Maintaining a Quality Service Culture Through Training.” According to Bowe, her intent was to attract business owners, business leaders, managers and supervisors from the Abaco business community to “share best practices and concerns about training and development along with workforce needs for businesses on the island.”

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Abaco Neem keeps growing

It is twenty years since Nick Maioulis first began to investigate the amazing properties of the neem plant and its significant health benefits. He then took his first steps towards establishing the neem farm by germinating seeds in a nursery. Today there are 6,200 neem trees on his 120 acre farm in South Abaco and the seeds from the farm are processed into a wide range of products in the Abaco Neem production center in Marsh Harbour.

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Cornerstones of Abaco Business: Abaco Shipping Company

United Abaco Shipping and Marsh Harbour Shipping became Abaco Shipping when the two companies merged in 2004. In business since the mid- nineteen seventies, the two companies have catered to the shipping needs of Abaconians with the help of ships such as the Margarita I, the Margarita II, the Duke of Top Sail and the Duchess of Topsail, only to mention a few.

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Logging on Abaco: Minister Kendred Dorsett Visits BNT Pilot logging Project

The Minister of Environment and Housing, the Hon. Kendred Dorsett, came to Abaco on July 15 to visit sites of the pine forest. His inspection of the established forest in the north of the island was followed by a long visit to the site of the Bahamas National Trust logging pilot project in Spring City.

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Team of Abaconians help crew 120 foot mega yacht

Offering a crewed luxury yacht charter aboard ‘Scott Free’, Nicholas and Kim Scott summon guests to a luxurious and elegant vacation on the high seas. The 120-foot luxury mega yacht is piloted by two Bahamians – Captain Perry L. Thomas and First Mate Anwar Moss, who are from Marsh Harbour and Green Turtle Cay, respectively.

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Dive Abaco-Established in 1978

Often businesses open and soon close because of the wrong location, unsupportive economy or the destructive results of a hurricane, among other reasons. Quite a few businesses though, manage to ride the roller-coaster of the challenges thrown at them. Dive Abaco, a tourist oriented operation, has been in business for 35 years, and is still going stronger than ever, in spite of a sluggish economy.

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Entrepreneur Report July 15

Now open in the community of Cooper’s Town is Trudy’s Bakery and Snacks. Offering a variety of native dishes and her famous pizza and pastries served hot from her bakery. Trudy’s is located across the road from the McIntosh Plaza that hosts the Road Traffic Division in North Abaco.

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DI Jamaican Spot specializes in Jamaican, Bahamian dishes

DI Jamaican Spot owned by Dean and Jossette Beadle recently opened its doors in the shopping plaza located behind the Memorial Plaza Building in Marsh Harbour. Specializing in authentic Jamaican dishes, the restaurant also serves Bahamian cuisine as well.

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SMEDA legislation will help small businesses

Government is studying legislation to foster and encourage small and medium businesses in the country. Recognizing that over 80 percent of businesses in The Bahamas fall in this category and that collectively these businesses are the country’s largest employer, government wants to see more persons enter into business and succeed.

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