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Parrots to be Outfitted with Flag Shirts

Abaco’s resurgent parrot population will be decked in full patriotic attire in time for this year’s Independence Day celebrations. Over the course of the next several months experts will round up most of the native birds and dress them in breathable, mesh tunics emblazoned with the Bahamian flag. This will …

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Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Unveiled

Minister of The Environment and Housing, Romauld Ferreira was on hand to unveil the new sign designating a portion of South Abaco’s forest to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) to be enjoyed by generations to come. While pledging his continued support for Abaco and their environmental concerns, Mr. Ferreira lauded …

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Two Elbow Cay Developments Focus of Community Meeting

On Thursday, March 7, about 150 people filled the Community Center in Hope Town to hear presentations on both the Sea Spray Resort redevelopment and the proposed Elbow Cay Club development. The meeting was moderated by the Hope Town District Council, with Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting chairing the open forum. …

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Family Island Crown Land to be Given to Leaseholders

During a town hall meeting at Mangrove Cay, Andros Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced plans to give properties to Family Islanders who have been leasing Crown land from the government. He said “Most important in the Family Islands, one of the things we find, a lot of …

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Lighthouse Restoration Spotlights Teamwork Between ERLS and Gov’t Departments

On February 26, 2019 more than eighty people gathered at The Abaco Inn to celebrate the success story that is the ongoing restoration of the Elbow Reef Lighthouse. The event, sponsored by the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS), opened with a heartwarming introduction by DP Patterson, ERLS Administrator, who welcomed …

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Contract Signed For Highway Repairs

The Government officially signed a $4.5 million contract with Bill Simmons Construction & Heavy Equipment co. Monday, February 25 to resurface the dangerous six mile stretch of Ernest Dean Highway south of the Airport Roundabout. During the ceremony for the contract signing Minister of Works Desmond Bannister said The Cabinet …

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Minister Updates Stink Pond Road and Elbow Cay Dune Repairs

During an official signing ceremony for $4.5 million roadworks on Ernest Dean Highway, Minister of Works Desmond Bannister took time to update the progress of the culverts at Stink Pond on SC Bootle Highway and the status of future work on the Dune Road on Elbow Cay. Mr. Bannister noted …

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Marine Resources Christens New Boat for Use

In an official ceremony held at the Da Blue Hole in Marsh Harbour a new vessel was christened by the Minister of Marine Resources and Agriculture for use by Abaco’s Department of Marine Resources in patrolling the waters of Abaco. Minister of Marine Resources and Agriculture, Michael Pintard attended the …

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Local Government Reacts to Concerns as Ferry Saga Continues

While concerns continue to mount in Marsh Harbour over the operation of Bahamas Fast Ferries (BFF) from the Public Dock and the return traffic congestion into the township, the company has stopped working on their proposed parking lot. Roscoe Thompson, head of the Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town Committee, and a …

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Dozens Perish Off Fowl Cay

Hundreds turned out to fill the Enoch Beckford Auditorium on Carmichael Road on Sunday, February 10, to pay respect those migrants whose lives were lost at sea when the boat they were on sunk near Scotland Cay in Abaco. About 22 bodies were eventually identified by family members in the …

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