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Entrepreneur Report: Dec 15, 2016

Lee’s Corner Store & Deli Located in Murphy Town, Lee’s Corner Store & Deli is owned by three sisters – Raquel, Michelle and Keishchelle Thurston. The small, convenience store officially opened on Aug. 20 and services the neighborhood. Lee’s Corner Store offers grocery items, meat selections, snacks, a variety of …

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Local Grower

Om Grown business on Elbow Cay celebrated healthy living and five years of commercially growing microgreens and sprouts with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on December 1, 2016.

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Enactus Startup 242 Social Enterprise Competitions Inspire Young Entrepreneurs

The first in a series of’ Enactus Startup 242’ Social Enterprise competitions held in partnership with St. Mary’s University took place at Agape Christian School on Dec. 8. Two additional competitions were scheduled for Forest Heights Academy (FHA) and Abaco Central High School (ACH).

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BTVI Grants Scholarships

The newly opened vocational school awarded seven scholarships to persons taking up sewing classes at Bahamas Technical Vocational Institute (BTVI) on October 28. North Abaco Member of Parliament, Renardo Curry, was on hand for the brief ceremony as he noted that one of his main desires was to see BTVI …

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New Business: Finders Keepers Used Goods

Mr. and Mrs. Reynald Joseph opened their used goods store in Marsh Harbour on June 11. Located opposite Memorial Plaza, the shop offers an assortment of merchandise that was bought outright by the owners or left on consignment.

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Council Shares Concerns Over New Vacation Home Regulation

During their regular monthly meeting on September 29 the Hope Town District Council approved over $14 million in plans while expressing concerns that new regulations by the Hotel Licensing Authority could dampen prospects for Real Property Tax collection on the cays.

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International Arrivals Grow for Third Straight Year

Abaco’s tourism sector is showing growth and resilience with 47,000 stopover visitors year-to-date and airlift capacity for international arrivals increasing for the third straight year according to deputy director-general of tourism Ellison Thompson.

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Abaco’s Economic Performance “Magnificent”; PM Expresses Optimism Despite IMF Report

Speaking at the opening of the Abaco Business Outlook the Prime Minister, Perry Christie spoke of the enormous potential in Abaco's economy despite a variety of challenges that stand in the way.

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North Abaco Business Concerns Discussed at Round Table

The Abaco Chamber of Commerce held a Round Table meeting in Cooper’s Town on September 9. The purpose of the meeting was to hear about the problems of business owners in North Abaco. Supt. Hilton Cash and several of his officers were also present and explained their renewed efforts at reducing crime on Abaco.

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Chamber Addresses Heads of Departments

Abaco Chamber President, Vado Bootle, addressed the quarterly Heads of Department meeting on July 29, 2016, that was chaired by Administrator Charles Moss. After his introduction, Mr. Bootle explained the Chamber’s desire to assist government departments in making their contacts with the public an easier, more business-like encounter. Examples were …

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