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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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Schooner Institute for the Arts & Sciences introduced

Schooner Bay Institute for the Arts & Sciences is a not-for-profit organization seeking to advance the understanding and stewardship of our cultural and environmental assets through multi-disciplinary research and outreach. The Institute is headquartered in Schooner Bay, a traditional harbour village on the Bahamian island of Great Abaco that has become a leading model and proponent of sustainable development in the Caribbean region.

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Businessman bothered by unreliable service

Communication is absolutely key to conducting business in the twenty-first century and a local businessman who recently relocated his business from Nassau has found reliable communication a hard thing to come by in Abaco.

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BTC hosts business breakfast at Abaco Beach resort

BTC, in an effort to reach out to its business customers, organized a complimentary breakfast for invited guests on March 1. Present from BTC were CEO Geoff Huoston, Marlon Johnson – VP of Marketing and Communications, Gershan Major – VP of Channels and Marketing, and many others among BTC’s “Enterprise Team.” The breakfast was held Below Decks at Abaco Beach Resort.

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Islands By Design opens Abaco office

Islands By Design Ltd. (IBD), a small Bahamian consultancy business, has opened their doors in Abaco providing environmental, marine engineering, and project management along with over thirty years of experience in The Bahamas.

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Ceremony held at construction site of Teachers and Salaried Workers Complex

Board members, supervisory committee and managerial staff members from the Teachers and Salaried Workers Co-operative Credit Union Limited were on island on Feb.22 for a groundbreaking ceremony and official tour of the construction site of their new business complex.

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Parliamentary Secretary hears Chamber’s concerns

Six directors from the Abaco Chamber of Commerce met with MP Renardo Curry, Parliamentary Secretary for Abaco, on February 11, 2013, to discuss topics of mutual concern and interest. The Chamber also offered its services to government to act as a go-between where consultation with the public or business community would be helpful and productive.

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Financial Services Minister meets with MOB

Marina Operators of The Bahamas (MOB) met on Feb 5 at the Schooner Bay development in South Abaco. On the agenda for the meeting was a financial overview of the organization, a discussion of new marketing tactics and presentations by ancillary partners such as the Police who reported on stolen vessels throughout the country. The day was capped by a round table discussion with the Minister for Financial Services: the Hon. Ryan Pinder. MOB made the case to Mr. Pinder that the government loses millions of dollars in revenue a year from faulty recording a collection practices in the marina and yachting industries.

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