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Feb 1, 2017 Digital Edition

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New Fly Fishing Regulations Implemented

The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources made the announcement on Friday, January 6 2017 advising the public that the new regulations governing fly fishing will come into effect on Monday, January 9, 2017. The announcement noted that “all persons above the age of twelve who wish to engage in …

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Junkanoo Ignites Explosion of Colours on Green Turtle Cay

The theme for this year’s Green Turtle Cay Junkanoo Parade was Birds of Paradise: a name evoking a vision of bright, vivid colours. A large crowd of spectators were treated to the vibrant display as they witnessed the Li’l Island Slammers’ annual Junkanoo Parade which took place on January 2, 2017.

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#WeMarch Activists Take to the Streets on Majority Rule Day

On Tuesday, January 10, 1967 Bahamians finally realized majority rule in the country - the right of one man, one vote – and fifty years later on the same date, thousands of Bahamians marched again for their rights.

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Albert Lowe Museum Celebrates Forty Years

Over one hundred locals and guests came together at the Bluff House in Green Turtle Cay to celebrate the Fortieth Anniversary of the Albert Lowe Museum which featured a book signing and a historic musical performance.

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Voter Registration Efforts Ramp Up

As speculation mounts concerning when the next general elections will be called, Senior Island Administrator Charles Moss said that voter registration exercises will be going into overdrive.

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Santa Returns to Cherokee for Decades Old Tradition

As they all gathered on the ground, the children waited for Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve in Cherokee Sound. It seems like they are waiting forever, but soon they hear him coming with music and lights blaring on his latest, motorized sleigh. Everyone moves in to take a photo and welcome him. He’s jolly and fat, and he quickly moved to his seat of honour by the community tree (which was exceptionally beautiful this year), to hand out the children’s gifts and have his photo taken.

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Golf Cart Parade Kicks Off New Plymouth Festival of Lights

The main settlement of Green Turtle Cay is decked out in style every Christmas thanks to the work of the Festival of Lights Committee who each year hold events to raise money to dress New Plymouth in lights and decorations for the season.

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Private-Public Partnership Plans Discussed for Abaco’s Two Airports

The Ministry of Transport and Aviation facilitated a meeting for all airport stakeholders, workers, industry partners and interested persons at the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport’s Domestic Arrival Lounge on Dec. 22.

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Youth Football Season Closes with Live Broadcast of Championship Games

The Abaco Youth Football Association (AYFA) drew their fourth season of youth flag football to a close with an exciting Championship series featuring three age groups, which also saw a first time winner in the Junior Division and the first repeat Champions in the Senior Division.

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