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Chamber hosts Abaco’s three administrators

The directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce held an informative, interactive meeting on November 21 with Abaco’s three administrators: Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham from Central Abaco, Joshua Smith from South Abaco and Charles King from North Abaco.

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Abaco’s Parliamentary Secretary hears from the Abaco Chamber

A brief but informative meeting was held by Chamber director David Ralph and Parliamentary Secretary Renardo Curry on December 19. Mr. Ralph brought up various community concerns along with suggestions for possible remedies.

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Delta envisions Marsh Harbour as new commercial service location

Representatives from Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club and Delta Air Lines joined government officials for a tour of the new Marsh Harbour International Airport on December 18. Once completed, the airport will be renamed the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport.

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New Business: The Magic Door

A new boutique opened in Marsh Harbour at the beginning of December providing an excellent opportunity for people to purchase some very desirable Christmas or New Year gifts for friends and family or to treat themselves to a holiday gift. The ‘Magic Door’ is located on East Bay Street in the Simmons Plaza next door to Rental Wheels and is open seven days a week from 9:30 am to 6 pm. (Closed from 1.00 -2.00 p.m. for lunch). The inside of the premises has been completely redecorated giving it a spacious, airy feel and all of the stock is very well displayed making it easy to admire and select each item.

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Kamala Boyz Roofing donates for children’s gifts

On December 7 Renaldo Gardiner made a courtesy call on the North Abaco Member of Parliament, Renardo Curry. Mr. Gardiner’s company, Kamala Boyz Roofing, made a donation of $2,000 to go towards toys for underprivileged children on Abaco.

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BNT receives eco-friendly coat from Marsh Harbour Boat Yard

On December 3, Marsh Harbour Boat Yard manager, Laurence Higgs, made an official presentation to David Knowles and Lynn Gape of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT). Marsh Harbour Boat Yard donated the time and labour to clean and paint the bottom of the BT boat, and Sea Hawk Premium Yacht Finishes donated the Smart Solution paint.

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BTC opens flagship store in Marsh Harbour

On Nov. 10, the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) opened the doors to its newest flagship retail store in Marsh Harbour. Hundreds attended the opening with hopes of purchasing advertised phones that included the iPhone 4s that were on sale and in limited numbers.

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Abaco law firm celebrates 10 years of service by giving back to the community

This year one of Abaco’s oldest and largest law firms is celebrating their 10-year anniversary by giving back in a huge way to their community. “We are planting 10 coconut trees for every year we have been open,” said a very excited Rhonda Hull, Managing Partner of L.C. Hull & Co. “That’s 100 trees to help beautify our island and help spruce up our public dock areas.” Hull is pictured (far right) helping plant trees to celebrate her law firm's 10th year anniversary.

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Couple utilizes solar power at home, business

After leaving GWS Worldwide Express Ltd., Jeffrey Cooper was in search of a job to provide for his family. Even as a photographer, Mr. Cooper still needed something more to fall back on. It was then that he and his wife Kaye decided to open a hot dog stand on Fire Road. That was 17 years ago.

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Project focuses on sustainability of spiny lobster fishery

Lester Gittens, assistant fisheries officer at the Department of Marine Resources, began a project this summer that is aimed at protecting our country’s spiny lobster fishery. Gittens adopted the project as a PhD student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. The spiny lobster is considered the most important fishery in The Bahamas because it provides employment for thousands of people, and roughly brings in between $50 million to $95 million in foreign exchange every year.

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