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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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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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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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