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Hope Town Music Festival Aims to Raise over $60,000 for Local Charities

Combustion Music is gearing up to host the 3rd annual Hope Town Music Festival on the beautiful island of Elbow Cay.

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Abaco Avoids Majority of Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, a strong Category Four hurricane, passed through the Bahamas leaving its marking on every island in the archipelago but only seriously impacting New Providence, North Andros and Grand Bahama.

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Abaconians Begin Gathering Relief to Help Hurricane Matthew Victims

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew there is a desire to reach out and assist our fellow Bahamians who were devastated by the storm in Nassau, North Andros and Grand Bahama, and there are groups already gathering and sending supplies in to the affected islands.

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Eureka Moment as 50,000 Feet of Underwater Caves Officially Connected Beneath Abaco

The following is an excerpt from local cave diver, Brian Kakuk, as he describes his, and others, efforts to prove that two well know blue holes in Abaco are connected underwater. On October 10, 2016 he did just that. The discovery, which took years of laying line and one final three hour dive, makes this cave system the longest underwater cave in The Bahamas and possibly one of the longest underwater island caves in the world. Enjoy the read as Kakuk describes the adventure.

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“Typical Topical Timely Topics” Target of Summer Madness Satire

The not so scrupulous tendencies of Bahamian society were once more the target of the James Catalyn & Friends show held at St. John’s Anglican Church Parish Hall on the evening of September 24.

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Council Shares Concerns Over New Vacation Home Regulation

During their regular monthly meeting on September 29 the Hope Town District Council approved over $14 million in plans while expressing concerns that new regulations by the Hotel Licensing Authority could dampen prospects for Real Property Tax collection on the cays.

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International Arrivals Grow for Third Straight Year

Abaco’s tourism sector is showing growth and resilience with 47,000 stopover visitors year-to-date and airlift capacity for international arrivals increasing for the third straight year according to deputy director-general of tourism Ellison Thompson.

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Ground Breaking Ceremony for Central Abaco Sports Complex

An official groundbreaking ceremony for the proposed Central Abaco Sports Complex took place during the afternoon of September 16 with the Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry Christie, in attendance as well as the delegation of Government Officials who had preceded him in the morning.

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Abaco’s Economic Performance “Magnificent”; PM Expresses Optimism Despite IMF Report

Speaking at the opening of the Abaco Business Outlook the Prime Minister, Perry Christie spoke of the enormous potential in Abaco's economy despite a variety of challenges that stand in the way.

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Green Turtle Road Work has Started

Heavy equipment arrived in Green Turtle Cay late in September as long promised roadworks have started with paving expected to smooth out the commute from the Bluff House to New Plymouth.

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