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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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Love Rush Junkanoo Pays Homage to Local Pioneer

On a night that paid tribute to Abaco’s Junkanoo pioneer, Colon Curry, the spirit of camaraderie and love of the culture trumped the competitiveness of seasons past, and marked a bright future ahead for the Love Rush Junkanoo Parade. Standing victorious in their first ever performance was the Spartans United, …

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Feb 1, 2018 Digital Edition

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Legal Action Brought Against Schooner Bay Ventures

A group of Schooner Bay homeowners have joined a legal action alleging the developer has “unlawfully interfered” with their rights and breached their covenants, with the trial due in March 2018. Additionally, local Real Estate companies are having police look into the disappearance of signs on the road verges near …

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National Museum of The Bahamas Opens First Natural History Exhibit

On January 3, 2018, the National Museum of The Bahamas / Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation (AMMC) officially opened its first natural history exhibit to an audience of scientists, government officials and environmental stakeholders. The culmination of over a decade of research, the exhibit highlights the rich history of discovery, …

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8th Biennial Abaco Science Alliance Conference Presents Years of Research in the Field

Friends of the Environment hosted its 8th Biennial Abaco Science Alliance Conference (ASAC) on Jan. 4-5 at New Vision Ministries. The aim of the conference is to raise awareness about the importance of our environment, and to encourage more research in The Bahamas by using the findings in management decisions …

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Combustion Music Festival Raises Over $130,000 for Charities

2017 marked a banner year for the Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival as the festival nearly doubled its total from last year. Marked by incredible talent, great sponsors and cooperative weather, December 8-10, 2017 brought four incredible shows to Hope Town, with top songwriters in the US entertaining capacity …

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