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Abaco Chamber spearheads IRS compliance for Abaco’s dual citizens: Bahamian businesses with dual citizen shareholders responsible to IRS

United States citizens living in Abaco and The Bahamas retain their obligations to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In an effort to help Abaconians understand and deal with the upcoming Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA) – a new act that steps up enforcement and broadens the net for persons liable to the United States’ tax system – The Abaco Chamber of Commerce is spearheading efforts to educate the public.

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Cornerstones of Abaco Business: Pinewoods Nursery

There is not a gardener or a landscaper on Abaco who is not familiar with the nursery located near the Airport Roundabout. Whether looking for ornamentals, house plants, fruit trees, herbs or special species as well as any garden supplies, they know they can find them at Pinewoods Nursery.

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DPM Sees Bright Future for Abaco

While speaking at the Abaco Business Outlook on September 25 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal, Philip ‘Brave’ Davis, told the audience that “we are turning the corner” adding that he has no doubt that “The Bahamas is experiencing positive activity, some would even call it a renaissance, with new and exciting things happening in so many islands.”

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Dr. Livingston Marshall focuses on Baker’s Bay as a sustainable development at ABO

Dr. Livingston Marshall, Senior Vice President of Environmental and Community Affairs at Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club, spoke on the topic: “Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club: A Practical Case for Sustainable Development” at the 10th Annual Abaco Business Outlook on Sept. 26.

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BahamasAir discontinues flights into Treasure Cay

Beginning in September, BahamasAir halted flights into and out of Treasure Cay Airport. Whether the halt is temporary or permanent is yet to be seen. Member of Parliament for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, expects it to only be temporary during the “slow season” and said he has been advocating for flights to resume.

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Bees in crisis, Dept. of Agriculture and local farmer fight to educate public

The importance of the honey bee is not fully recognized by the majority of people and it is, unfortunately, not uncommon to find people killing off hives of bees without any thought as to the consequences. It has been said that “Honey bees are the glue that holds our agricultural system together,” but for the past several years honeybees have been disappearing at an alarming rate throughout the world.

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K&S Auto Service Ltd celebrates thirty years with prize drawing

People diving by K& S Auto Service Ltd on Saturday September 21, might have wondered why there were red and blue balloons floating around gas pumps, why there was DJ music blaring from loud speakers and why there was a gathering of people giving the place an atmosphere of celebration.

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Sands Beer makes donation to Cooper’s Town Library, Computer Lab

In July, Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Co. (BBB), and Sands Beer held their Sands Man in the Boat Sculling Championship with a Sculling Boat Motorcade that led to the Treasure Cay Public Beach. The event was outfitted with an E-class and junior sailing category and a sculling competition. However, the participants were not the only ones to walk away with grand prizes.

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Crawfish Season Sees Major Downturn

According to the Department of Marine Resources and local commercial fishermen, the 2013 crawfish season has been disappointing with some seeing as much as a fifty percent reduction based on last year’s opening. Assistant Fisheries Superintendent Wayne Cornish says while they don’t have an analysis of the crawfish season thus far as yet, he noted that from what he has heard and seen from fishermen in the Grand Cay area that there were very low returns during the first few weeks but they have since seen a slight increase in recent weeks.

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Training for Queen Conch Underwater Survey

A group of thirteen (13) resource managers and fishers, including Abaco Fisheries Superintendent Jeremie Saunders, met in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to engage in a Training of Trainers workshop, focused on underwater visual census techniques for the queen conch from August 6 – 24 2013.

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