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Chamber Hosts Candidate Question and Answer Panel

The Abaco Chamber of Commerce held a “Meet Your Candidate” event for both the North Abaco and Central and South Abaco constituencies where candidates answered a series of questions that were collected from residents.

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Online Birth Registration Launched in Marsh Harbour

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development Philip ‘Brave’ Davis officially launched the government’s online birth registration initiative in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on April 13 at the Bahamas Government Complex.

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Staffing and Other Marsh Harbour Healthcare Centre Details

That number is expected to increase to 70 by September inclusive of 16 nurses, five doctors, three pharmacists and two lab technicians.

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Marsh Harbour Healthcare Centre Officially Opened

The much anticipated, and much delayed, mini-hospital was finally, officially opened at a grand ceremony as Prime Minister Perry Christie, along with long-time Abaco nurse Barbara Reckley, cut the ribbons tied around the main entrance of the new Marsh Harbour Healthcare Centre.

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Davis “Totally Impressed” with Mini-Hospital Ahead of April 19 Opening

The Deputy Prime Minister, Philip ‘Brave’ Davis inspected the Central Abaco Mini- Hospital as the final work is being completed for the anticipated opening on April 19.

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DPM Davis Addresses Confusion in Moore’s Island Land Grant

However, at least some portion of the property which is proposed to be transferred from the Bahamas Treasury to the Ministry of Housing appears to privately owned, and already has clear title.

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HTDC Hears BPL Redundancy Plans, Additional SD Plates and Over $8 Million in Construction

To ensure environmental acceptance, staff from Friends of the Environment and Bahamas National Trust were also invited for the boat trip. A public meeting is scheduled for April 6 in Hope Town for a similar presentation.

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HTDC Begins Tax Collection for Treasury in First for Local Gov’t

The Treasury received $285,214 from the Council’s efforts in six weeks. Of this amount $176,316 was for delinquent taxes.

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Tour of Lighthouse Reveals Steady Restoration Progress

As we approach the imposing structure, which rises 180 feet above ground, two workmen, Jackson Blanche and his brother Christopher Dean, were stripping the brass astragals that frame all the glass windows. After replacing the glass and caulking it, they will re-install the heated glass in a way that it will be sealed to keep moisture out. The astragals will be screwed back around the glass and seal also.

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Candidates Speak with Chamber Directors

It was universally accepted that Abaco does not get a fair share returned for what its economy contributes to the Treasury. It was conceded that more authority needs to be given local government.

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