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April 15, 2018 Digital Edition

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Min. Holds Meeting on Shanty Town Settlements

MP Dion Faulkes, Minister of Labour, visited five of Abaco’s shanty towns briefly on March 18, 2018. He then held a meeting with about 20 heads of Abaco’s various governmental departments that might be part of solutions that government expects to put in place. His presentation focused on the general …

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Students Perform in the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival

Adjudicators for the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival were on Abaco from March 12 until March 16 when they left to continue their adjudications throughout The Bahamas, stopping next at the Berry Islands. Each year the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival invites persons between the ages of 2 …

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Hope Town Recycling Program Receives Grant from United Nations

At a special event at the Hope Town Community Center on March 23, 2018 Juliette Deal introduced the Hope Town Zero Waste Program which has been awarded a grant from the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Small Grants Program (SGP) Ms. Deal said that dealing with Solid Waste Management “has become …

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Junior Minister of Tourism Competition Names First Abaco Winner

Khalea Richard has made history for Abaco. On March 21, 2018 she became Abaco’s first student to win the Junior Minister of Tourism Competition in New Providence. The topic was: “Sustainable Tourism: A Nation’s Plan After the Storm.” Accompanied by her father, James Richard, and coach, Nadira Kawalram, Khalea exited …

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March 15, 2018 Digital Edition

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March 1, 2018 Digital Edition

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BPL Equipment Fails at Wilson City

Equipment failures at the Wilson City Power Station (WCPS) lead to two significantly impactful island-wide power outages, frustrating consumers and leading Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) to hold a town meeting to address the issues with residents. On Friday, February 17 at 8 am the first and longest power interruption …

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Power Crisis Frustrates Residents and Guests

In the wake of extensive power outages were extensive impacts to businesses across the island, including the island’s number one industry, leaving business owners and residents concerned for the upcoming ‘busy season.’ On Friday, February 17 a pump for the cooling system at Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) Wilson City …

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HTDC Honours Councilor During Budget Meeting

The Hope Town District Council focused on settling the new budget request, which will be considered for the next budget year 2018/2019 to cover Great Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Elbow Cay, when Parliament meats to vote on the budget. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting took time at the beginning of the …

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