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Blackwood Homecoming Celebrates Community Involvement

By Lauralee McIntosh The holiday weekend of August saw a slew of activities that were celebrated in the Blackwood community of North Abaco. It was the annual Blackwood Homecoming event, that brought people from near and far. Family and friends, gaily dressed and out to have a grand time. The …

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Illegal Migrants and Narcotics Apprehended in North Abaco

In a combined effort between Bahamas Immigration Department, Customs Department and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force at approximately 7:30 a.m. this morning, a joint operation was conducted in the Grand Cay, Northern Abaco area.  The results of the operation led to the apprehension of approximately 12 illegal Haitian migrants, and …

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Contract Signed for Elbow Cay Dune Road Repair

By Lindsay Thompson A contract was signed between the Government of The Bahamas and Bahamas Marine Construction Co. Ltd. for the shoreline stabilization of ‘Dune Road’ at Elbow Cay, Abaco, to provide safer passage for residents traversing the area. Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis led a delegation …

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Opposition Solidifies Against Proposed South Abaco Resort

By Timothy Roberts Opposition to a $580 million South Abaco resort project mounts with an online petition which has already garnered 855 supporters against the development as of July 30. The petition, initiated by Sustainable South Abaco and addressed to the Prime Minister, warns that approval of the Tyrsoz Family …

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Preliminary Report for Helicopter Crash Released

By Timothy Roberts In the wake of the tragic events that transpired in the area of Grand Cay, the United States’ National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report on the helicopter crash which killed seven people including billionaire Chris Cline, his daughter and her friend. The crash, which occurred …

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Leisure Lee Property Owners Association Donates to Fire Departments

By Mirella Santillo To acknowledge and thank the local volunteers for their dedication in controlling fires and saving lives and property, Mrs. Cynthia Lockwood, Treasurer of the Leisure Lee Property Owners Association, visited three of the island’s Fire Stations to hand out the annual donation on behalf of the Leisure …

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Government Eyes More Proactive Approach at Port

By Timothy Roberts Central and South Abaco MP, James Albury said that Abaco is not taking a “wait and see approach” over further upgrades to its commercial shipping port after narrowly escaping the threat of a US cargo shut-down on July 18. Mr. Albury, said the averted closure of the …

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Committee Seeks Donations for Long Dock Repair

By Lee Pinder Before the road was pushed through to Cherokee in 1986, its Long Dock was a lifeline to the outside world, being used for mail, passengers and freight on the weekly visits of the Mail Boat coming to and from Nassau to Abaco.  Even though the Mail Boat …

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Abaconians Celebrate Forty Six Years of Bahamian Independence

North Abaco By Jonnalee McIntosh Communities throughout the North Abaco district came together to celebrate the country’s 46th   year of Independence with a week of exciting activities under this year’s national theme: “United We Stand Bahamas, Together We Can.” The North Abaco Independence Celebration opening event featured the first Little …

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Former PM Voices Support for Medicinal Marijuana

By Jonnalee McIntosh Former Prime Minister and North Abaco Member of Parliament, the Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham, recently declared his support for the legalization of medicinal marijuana during an interview with the ‘Nassau Guardian.’ Mr. Ingraham joins the list of national leaders who have declared their support for the legal …

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