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Pink Rose Ball Continues to be the Must-Attend Function of the Year

On October 22, 2016 the fourth annual Pink Rose Ball was held at the Abaco beach Resort beneath the marquee tent. The Ball, and its related activities, raises funds for The Abaco Cancer Society – which in turn assists local cancer patients and their families. The evening was one of …

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District Council Celebrates 20 Years of Local Government

The Hope Town District Council held a banquet celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Local Government in The Bahamas on October 22 at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge.

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Tournament Winners to Represent Abaco in Nassau Round Robin

The Abaco Softball Association closed out its 2016 softball season during the latter part of October.

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Hope Town Music Festival Aims to Raise over $60,000 for Local Charities

Combustion Music is gearing up to host the 3rd annual Hope Town Music Festival on the beautiful island of Elbow Cay.

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Abaco Avoids Majority of Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, a strong Category Four hurricane, passed through the Bahamas leaving its marking on every island in the archipelago but only seriously impacting New Providence, North Andros and Grand Bahama.

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Abaconians Begin Gathering Relief to Help Hurricane Matthew Victims

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew there is a desire to reach out and assist our fellow Bahamians who were devastated by the storm in Nassau, North Andros and Grand Bahama, and there are groups already gathering and sending supplies in to the affected islands.

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Eureka Moment as 50,000 Feet of Underwater Caves Officially Connected Beneath Abaco

The following is an excerpt from local cave diver, Brian Kakuk, as he describes his, and others, efforts to prove that two well know blue holes in Abaco are connected underwater. On October 10, 2016 he did just that. The discovery, which took years of laying line and one final three hour dive, makes this cave system the longest underwater cave in The Bahamas and possibly one of the longest underwater island caves in the world. Enjoy the read as Kakuk describes the adventure.

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“Typical Topical Timely Topics” Target of Summer Madness Satire

The not so scrupulous tendencies of Bahamian society were once more the target of the James Catalyn & Friends show held at St. John’s Anglican Church Parish Hall on the evening of September 24.

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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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