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Fire Chief Ousted and Oversight Committee Installed for MHVFD

On September 21, 2017 a town hall meeting was held to discuss the future direction of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. About eighty residents occupied the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour where the meeting was moderated by Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town Committee Chairman Roscoe Thompson III. A proposal was …

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New Culvert System Helps Restore Little Abaco Creeks

A culvert system connecting the settlements of Little Abaco (Wood Cay, Cedar Harbour, Fox Town, etc.) and Great Abaco appears to be nearing completion. The Little Abaco project was amended to be a culvert and not a full bridge with Waugh Construction awarded the contract in September 2016. Though no …

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Town Committee Ends Public Events at Domestic Port

Events that were once held at the Domestic Port in Marsh Harbour have been discontinued as the Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee dealt with security concerns as well as other complaints about the condition of the dock. While Town Committee Chairman Roscoe Thompson said he was unsure of whether …

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September 15, 2017 Digital Edition

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Abaco Welcomes New Island Administrator

Abaco’s newly appointed Senior Deputy Family Island Administrator, Maxine Duncombe, was appointed on Aug. 21. She spent her early years in Cooper’s Town attending Cooper’s Town Primary School, and later Cooper’s Town High School, which is now known as S.C. Bootle High School. “It is where I got my grounding,” …

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Community Mourns for Local Boy Missing at Sea

On August 23, 2017, fifteen year old Dillon Albury left his home shortly before 8pm to visit a friend. Dillon left in his boat, a 15’ white Boston Whaler, to run a short distance from Marsh Harbour’s harbour to Pelican Shores. He would not reach his destination. Later that evening, …

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Disaster Preparedness Meeting Addresses Departmental Concerns

A Disaster Preparedness Meeting was held to address the concerns of departmental heads at the Office of the Prime Minister on Aug. 23 with recently appointed Senior Deputy Family Island Administrator Maxine Duncombe chairing the meeting. Chief Superintendent of Police Kevin Mortimer was the first to outline several outstanding needs …

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Fire Destroys Beloved Convenience Store

A fire raged throughout Roderick’s Convenience Store in the early morning hours of Aug. 15, 2017 leaving only the remains of an ice machine at the store’s entrance still standing. Sources say the fire started shortly after 1 a.m. that morning. The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department was notified of …

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Blue Fin Construction’s Partnerships Lead to 1000 Backpack Donation

Bobby Elder, principal of Blue Fin Construction, visited the administrative and teaching staff of Central Abaco Primary School (CAPS) on Aug. 29 to leave a sizeable donation of backpacks containing school supplies for students. Elder said that the donation of 1,000 school supplies was made possible through a number of …

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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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