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Lighthouse Restoration Spotlights Teamwork Between ERLS and Gov’t Departments

On February 26, 2019 more than eighty people gathered at The Abaco Inn to celebrate the success story that is the ongoing restoration of the Elbow Reef Lighthouse. The event, sponsored by the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS), opened with a heartwarming introduction by DP Patterson, ERLS Administrator, who welcomed …

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April 1, 2019 Digital Edition

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Contract Signed For Highway Repairs

The Government officially signed a $4.5 million contract with Bill Simmons Construction & Heavy Equipment co. Monday, February 25 to resurface the dangerous six mile stretch of Ernest Dean Highway south of the Airport Roundabout. During the ceremony for the contract signing Minister of Works Desmond Bannister said The Cabinet …

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Love Rush Junkanoo Draws Crowd

A large crowd of locals and visitors gathered along the street sides to be a part of the biggest Abaco Junkanoo event of the year during Love Rush Junkanoo weekend. When the dancing stopped and the music subsided last year’s upstarts, Spartans United proved they were no one year wonders …

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Minister Updates Stink Pond Road and Elbow Cay Dune Repairs

During an official signing ceremony for $4.5 million roadworks on Ernest Dean Highway, Minister of Works Desmond Bannister took time to update the progress of the culverts at Stink Pond on SC Bootle Highway and the status of future work on the Dune Road on Elbow Cay. Mr. Bannister noted …

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Chamber, Education and Partners Spearhead Career and Technical Education Month

Under the theme, “Building Bridges, Closing Gaps… One Student at a Time,” the Department of Education’s Abaco District, in partnership with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Starfish Construction, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort and Baker’s Bay Golf Resort, staged a set of activities to commemorate Career and Technical …

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Culture Minister Opens Junior Junkanoo

Showing her support for students and their cultural expression, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle (center, pink jacket) officially opened the 2019 Abaco Junior Junkanoo Parade on February 22, 2019.  Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield and Central/South Abaco Member of Parliament James …

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March 1, 2019 Digital Edition

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February 15, 2019 Digital Edition

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Town Hall Discusses Cannabis Decriminalization

Members of a Commission expecting to report research and public opinion on the legalization or decriminalization of Cannabis in The Bahamas held a town meeting seeking suggestions from the public on what they feel the way forward is. The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana (BNCM), co-chaired by Quinn McCartney and …

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