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Scotland Cay Volunteers Return North to Spread Cheer

By Marlana Bethel 2017 wrapped up quite nicely for Scotland Cay residents as they worked together to bring Christmas cheer to the North Abaco towns. For the fourth year in a row, Scotland Cay homeowners have worked together to create Santa’s workshop right on Scotland Cay. For weeks leading up …

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ARSS Takes Two of Three Best-of-the-Best Crowns

The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources’ second annual Best-of-the-Best Regatta concluded December 10 in Montagu Bay in Nassau with three new champions crowned, two of which were the Abaco Rage Sailing Syndicate (ARSS). “It Ain’t Right” (C Class) and “Lonesome Dove” (B Class) Skippered by Jeff Gale along with …

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Council Holds Final Meeting for 2017

In their final meeting for 2017 on December 7, members of the Central Abaco District Council expressed frustrations over many issues within their three townships: Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. The Council invited guests to discuss some of these problems. They included Kimbilee Wells of Environmental Health, building …

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Christmas Festival Rekindles Holiday Cheer in Hearts of Community

Launching the 14th Annual Christmas Festival on Dec. 2 at BAIC Park, Pastor Silbert Mills gave the blessing over the event spurring a series of planned activities in motion. The first activity of the day was Game Time with a Doughnut Eating contest. As moderator, Shelly Austin informed the participants …

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FHA Junior Junkanoo Group Pays Tribute to Music Royalty

The award winning Forest Heights Academy Junior Junkanoo took to the streets of Nassau again this year under the theme of “Music Royalty.” Large colourful banners and outfits highlighted pop sensations such as (The Artist Formerly Known As) Prince, Michael Jackson as well as homegrown legend Ronnie Butler. The FHA …

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December 15, 2017 Digital Edition

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19th Annual Big Hill Boxcart Derby Crowns New Queen

The 19th Annual Big Hill Boxcart Derby was held on Elbow Cay on November 25, 2017. According to the organizers it was a huge success that benefitted Hope Town Primary School, Abaco Swim Club and Hope Town Junior Sailing. This year had the largest amount of junior participants in the …

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Airport Authority Conducts Contingency Training Exercise at Leonard Thompson Intl.

The Airport Authority conducted Table Top and Full-Scale Emergency and Contingency Exercises at the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport on Nov. 14-15. Key airport employees, heads of government departments along with community stakeholders were selected to take part in the exercise in the event of an emergency at the airport. …

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Four Departments to Share Donated Fire Gear

Firemen from four volunteer fire departments on Abaco shared donated fire equipment on November 18, 2017. In a brief ceremony held on Man-O-War, Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting of the Hope Town District Council presented firemen’s protective clothing, boots and other items to the fire departments of three other districts. Several …

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Schooner Bay Ventures Cuts Driftwood Farms Water

Since September 2012 a hydroponics farm based in Schooner Bay has provided local produce to market. Operating first as Lightbourn Family Farms, and, later in January 2015, as Driftwood Food Company, the farm has grown vegetables in an area of the 100 acre parcel of Crown Land known as The …

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