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Scotiabank Sponsors Rotary Golf Tournament

Scotiabank has joined forced with the Rotary Club of Abaco to host its 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in keeping with its commitment of giving back to the community.

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Fidelity gifts prizes to customers

Tishura Mills, is seen here accepting her prize of a Kindle Fire tablet from Victoria Albury, Branch Manager of Fidelity Bank, as a part of their Dollar$ and Sen$e Christmas Promotion.

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Abaco Chamber November update

The Abaco Chamber of Commerce has joined the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation’s newly formed Coalition for Responsible Taxation. The Coalition is comprised of some 20 civic and business organizations representing over 800 businesses that collectively employ more than 60,000 persons. The Coalition’s Mission Statement reads as follows:-

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Auskell Fitness Centre holds Open House

The Auskell Fitness Centre has relocated to the main Auskell building. Their new location is upstairs on the eastern side. An Open House was held on January 21 from 1 pm to 6 pm for people to drop in and look at the new Centre, ask questions and sign up. Anybody who did not sign up during the Open House can sign up at any time in the Auskell Clinic. The Auskell Fitness Centre will be open from December 2 during the hours of 6 am to 10 am Mondays through Saturdays and after the grand opening in January the opening hours will be extended.

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CIBC/FCIB representatives make donation to Abaco Cancer Society

Iris Henchell, branch manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, along with Valerie Hardy presented a cheque in the amount of $3,507.40 to Joanne Bradley, president of the Abaco Cancer Society, on Nov. 19.

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Cornerstones of Abaco Business: The Island Bakery, since 1978

After working seventeen years for Key’s Bakery, Mrs. Viola Mills agreed to follow the recommendations of her son Silbert and went into a business partnership with an American that her son had met, Mr. Doug Warner. She was an experienced baker, he provided the funds. Together, in 1978/79, they opened Island Bakery which was then located in Thompson Plaza.

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New airport fees to be replaced

Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe in a recent interview said an increase to the departure tax in place of some of the new and increased aviation fees may be “an acceptable position” for all sides as the government anticipates a greater return from air arrivals. Mr. Wilchcombe said, “We want to make sure that the airlift numbers increase. It’s one thing to say look at the new rate, but that rate has to be predicated on your deliverables and we’re expecting a greater return.”

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Soberlee designers launch new fashion line

According to Abaconian entrepreneurs, Dakotah Delancy and Leanne Russell, their Soberlee fashion line which focuses on unisex T-shirts emerged from a mixture of fine art and fashion, an avant-garde eye for style, and the precision of makeup artistry. Soberlee is derived from a combination of their children’s names.

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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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