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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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July 15, 2017 Digital Edition

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Constant Power Blackouts and Poor Communication Frustrate Abaconians

She explained the issue occurring on June 19 resulted due to the completely computerized system the plant uses. Manual overrides are not built into the system to prevent further damage and in order to restart generation system diagnostics must be performed according to programming.

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2017 Local Gov’t Election Results

The Green Turtle District Council is made up of completely new faces to local government and they appear to be the first group to have met and set their Chief and Deputy Councillors in place with Giselle McIntosh being elected from her peers to be the Chief Councillor and Wayne Reckley serving as Deputy Chief Councillor along with Wade Cash, Micheal "Mickey" Sawyer and Neil Lowe.

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Billiards League Celebrates Its First Season

The Abaco Billiards Association (ABA) closed their first official season with an awards ceremony, the team from Mount Hope earning the top trophies for the year.

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Abaconians Heading to Japan as Members of the National Darts Team

For several years, Abaco Darts players have ranked among the top nationally and internationally. They are keeping their reputation this year also as four Abaconians will be members of the National Darts Team that will participate in the Darts World Cup held in Japan this year.

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