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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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Start of Crawfish Season Down Over Last Year but Expected to Improve

According to a major purchaser of crawfish on Abaco the first week of season has seen a 50 percent decrease in supply over the same period last year. However, they are hopeful that the numbers will balance out pointing to bad weather for the first few days of the season …

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Wilson City Power Station Tests Necessary for System Improvements

As reported in the last issue of The Abaconian, Bahamas Power & Light conducted their planned “series of tests” at its Wilson City Power Station during several days starting July 25 through August 4. For residents, the tests resulted in hours of repeated power outages across the island. The island’s …

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BYN Summer Camp Reaches Over 200 Abaco Youth

Summertime brings hundreds of tourists to the Abacos each year. This July a group of a different kind of visitors flocked here from all over the United States. This group consisted of folks from Arizona, Michigan, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Of course, this is nothing new. The beauty of these …

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August 15, 2017 Digital Edition

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