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19th Annual Big Hill Boxcart Derby Crowns New Queen

The 19th Annual Big Hill Boxcart Derby was held on Elbow Cay on November 25, 2017. According to the organizers it was a huge success that benefitted Hope Town Primary School, Abaco Swim Club and Hope Town Junior Sailing. This year had the largest amount of junior participants in the …

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Airport Authority Conducts Contingency Training Exercise at Leonard Thompson Intl.

The Airport Authority conducted Table Top and Full-Scale Emergency and Contingency Exercises at the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport on Nov. 14-15. Key airport employees, heads of government departments along with community stakeholders were selected to take part in the exercise in the event of an emergency at the airport. …

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Four Departments to Share Donated Fire Gear

Firemen from four volunteer fire departments on Abaco shared donated fire equipment on November 18, 2017. In a brief ceremony held on Man-O-War, Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting of the Hope Town District Council presented firemen’s protective clothing, boots and other items to the fire departments of three other districts. Several …

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Schooner Bay Ventures Cuts Driftwood Farms Water

Since September 2012 a hydroponics farm based in Schooner Bay has provided local produce to market. Operating first as Lightbourn Family Farms, and, later in January 2015, as Driftwood Food Company, the farm has grown vegetables in an area of the 100 acre parcel of Crown Land known as The …

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Lady Eagles Win Volleyball National Championship

During the weekend of November 16-19, the Lady Eagles of Agape Christian School defeated all their opponents in the Volleyball National Championships held in Freeport at the St Georges Gymnasium. They beat CV Bethel two games to one in the championship finals. Seven schools played against each other in round …

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Tourism Minister Visits Elbow Cay for Chamber of Commerce Mix and Mingle

The Abaco Chamber of Commerce hosted their third quarterly Mix and Mingle in Elbow Cay on October 26, 2017 at Sea Spray Resort. The guest speakers for the evening were the Honourable Dionisio D’Aguilar – Minister of Tourism and Aviation; and Randy Butler – Sky Bahamas CEO. Min. D’Aguilar preceded …

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Nov 1, 2017 Digital Edition

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Baker’s Bay Makes $176,500 Donation to ECC

The musical team of Every Child Counts was still honing the presentation they were planning for their guests, as the delegation of the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club made its appearance on October 11. Dr. Livingston Marshall, Mr. Peter Whalen, Mr. Geoffrey Jones and Ms. Celine Albury entered the …

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Bahamas Youth Network Sponsors Eye Testing in Abaco Public Schools

Reverend Gabriel Swing and his wife Jan, with The Bahamas Youth Network, organized the visit of Dr. Chuck Monson, an Optometrist from Charlotte, North Carolina to provide vision screening to students in some of the public schools of Abaco. The first screening was held at Patrick J Bethel High School …

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Following Completion of Work in Town, North End and Dune Roads Remain Worrisome

While recent roadworks have been completed within the historic part of Hope Town, patching a rough area that was seen to be hazardous, there is concern about other roads which have been long neglected by Central Government. Hope Town District Council member and resident, Don Cash said the joint effort …

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