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MP Hears Concerns During Series of Constituency Meetings

On August 2, 2017 James Albury, Member of Parliament for Central / South Abaco, met with constituents in Hope Town to hear about the concerns affecting them in their township and in Abaco generally. Roughly 50 people were in attendance and met in the new St. James Hope Town Community …

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Start of Crawfish Season Down Over Last Year but Expected to Improve

According to a major purchaser of crawfish on Abaco the first week of season has seen a 50 percent decrease in supply over the same period last year. However, they are hopeful that the numbers will balance out pointing to bad weather for the first few days of the season …

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Wilson City Power Station Tests Necessary for System Improvements

As reported in the last issue of The Abaconian, Bahamas Power & Light conducted their planned “series of tests” at its Wilson City Power Station during several days starting July 25 through August 4. For residents, the tests resulted in hours of repeated power outages across the island. The island’s …

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BYN Summer Camp Reaches Over 200 Abaco Youth

Summertime brings hundreds of tourists to the Abacos each year. This July a group of a different kind of visitors flocked here from all over the United States. This group consisted of folks from Arizona, Michigan, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Of course, this is nothing new. The beauty of these …

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August 15, 2017 Digital Edition

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August Central Abaco District Council Meeting

The Central Abaco District Council met on August 3, 2017. It is being allocated $1,378,00 for its annual budget. Twelve percent of that amount was withheld and will be given to the Council only if its shows that it would be used for justifiable expenses. Additionally $500 was deducted as …

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Power Outage Spoils Independence Celebrations; Residents on Edge

Instead of culminating a grand evening of celebrating the country’s independence with fireworks and Junkanoo, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) stepped in to steal the show as the Junkanoo group marched around the, now dark, BAIC Park.

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Regatta Time in Abaco Features Races from Hope Town to Green Turtle

Regatta Time in Abaco, a series of sailboat races, successfully held its 42nd event from June 23 - 29, 2017. This event brings sailors as well as hundreds of land-based visitors to Abaco who enjoy the races and shore parties held nightly at various resorts in several towns. This is Abaco’s largest tourism event and takes visitors from Hope Town in the south to Green Turtle Cay in the North.

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Goombay Festival Kicks Off Independence Weekend Festivities

The Ministry of Tourism’s Goombay Summer Festival was the first event to take place on July 7, 2017 at BAIC Park during The Bahamas’ 44th Independence weekend festivities.

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Central Abaco District Council and Related Committees Sworn In

The Central Abaco District Council, along with the related Town Committees from Dundas Town, Murphy Town and Marsh Harbour, were sworn in on July 3 at the Government Complex, and completed at a second meeting on July 5.

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