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Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits Expands to Abaco

Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company has added another Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits location in Marsh Har­bour, Abaco. The new addition brings the total number of Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits to eight and adds another island to the list of locations for the Bahamian Brewery’s chain of liquor stores. The other seven are scattered throughout Grand Bahama, New Providence and Eleuthera.

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Island Girl Boutique II caters to entire family

Inspired to sell clothing for the entire family, Island Girl Boutique Owner Keli Albury held a grand opening for her sec­ond location – Island Girl Boutique II – on Oct. 31. “It was great! Customers were say­ing: ‘Wow, so beautiful – feels like we are in the USA,’” Keli exclaimed. “They said the prices are good, and they have some­where to shop for their kids.”

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Abaco Big Bird sees big turnaround

One year ago, a local producer of chicken faced an uncertain future and the possibility of shutting it all down, but today they are progressing and feel more certainty in their prospects.

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Abaco EV Sales introduces the island’s first electric car models

Abaco EV Sales recently announced their new all electric car imported into The Bahamas from China. China is the noted world leader in all electric cars priced for the masses, and much has been written about using the new, and expensive, lithium type batteries that aren't available in The Bahamas. These cars also operate on standard-enclosed cell, lead acid batteries.

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November 1 Entrepreneur Watch

Chic Boutique is a modern and trendy accessory store that was initially started as an online business in March 2013 by Melissa Miller from Nassau, Bahamas. She was inspired by her own love for fashion and trendiness. In an effort to reach the entire Abaco community, she opened a store in a unique location.

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Farmers address concerns, receive updates at monthly meeting

The South Abaco Farmer’s Association (SAFA) members held their monthly meeting on Oct. 21 at the Dundas Town Burial Society to discuss a number of key issues. First on the agenda was the resignation of Leslie Thompson, the former SAFA president, on Sept. 24. Thompson is now the inspector and consultant for the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC).

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Schooner Bay receives 2013 Addison Mizner Medal

On Saturday October 19, town planners and architects to Schooner Bay Village in south Abaco, Bahamas, (DPZ & Co) were honored in Palm Beach, FL with an Addison Mizner Medal for their excellence in Urbanism through their works in classical and traditional architecture. This award bestowed by the Florida chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, is one of the most prestigious awards in architecture that can be earned.

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Abaco Chamber of Commerce comments on Bahamians paying US tax

Many Abaconians hold two passports: a Bahamian passport and an American passport. This is because they were either born in the United States or one of their parents was American. Many of these people do not realize that when they begin earning money they are required by US law to submit a tax form to a tax office in the States. This does not mean that they have to pay income tax, only that they have to file a report. However, many do not realize this requirement.

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Abaco’s diversified economy leaves further room for growth: Ministry of Tourism plans targeted campaign

The lineup of speakers for the 10th Annual Abaco Business Outlook on Sept. 25, included David Johnson, Director Ggeneral for the Ministry of Tourism. He spoke on the topic: “The Abacos: Our Most Diversified Family Island Economy and Its Enormous Opportunities for Future Economic Growth.”

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New airport fees brings more negative publicity

After the implementation of new Customs Landing Fees on July 1, 2013 there were a flurry of complaints from airline companies and private pilots, and while the clamour has waned the negative publicity continues to come, and in some cases against the wrong people.

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