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Police Officers Conduct Walk-a-Bout in Downtown Marsh Harbour

Police officers of the Marsh Harbour Police Station patrolled downtown Marsh Harbour on Sept. 27. According to Chief Supt. Kevin Mortimer, they visited business owners to address any concerns they may have during their walk-a-bout. He said there was mention of one or two “undesirables” suffering from mental illnesses found …

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Man Dies in Abaco Traffic Accident

Via RBPF Police in Abaco are investigating a traffic accident that has left a 31-year man dead on Friday 6th October 2017. Reports are that around 5:00pm, a man was driving his Buick Regal vehicle on S.C. Bootle Highway near Treasure Cay, when he lost control of his vehicle and …

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MP Meets with Constituents from Marsh Harbour & Spring City

Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco held one of several planned town meetings for his constituency at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour on October 5, 2017 to hear residents’ concerns and issues for their community.

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BPL Floats LNG for Wilson City Plant

According to a Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) board member speaking at the Abaco Business Outlook at the Abaco Beach Resort on September 28 the power company is considering converting the Wilson City plant on Abaco to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, instead of a diesel facility

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Fire Chief Ousted and Oversight Committee Installed for MHVFD

On September 21, 2017 a town hall meeting was held to discuss the future direction of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. About eighty residents occupied the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour where the meeting was moderated by Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town Committee Chairman Roscoe Thompson III. A proposal was …

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New Culvert System Helps Restore Little Abaco Creeks

A culvert system connecting the settlements of Little Abaco (Wood Cay, Cedar Harbour, Fox Town, etc.) and Great Abaco appears to be nearing completion. The Little Abaco project was amended to be a culvert and not a full bridge with Waugh Construction awarded the contract in September 2016. Though no …

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Town Committee Ends Public Events at Domestic Port

Events that were once held at the Domestic Port in Marsh Harbour have been discontinued as the Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee dealt with security concerns as well as other complaints about the condition of the dock. While Town Committee Chairman Roscoe Thompson said he was unsure of whether …

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Phone Line Maintenance Concerns Hope Town Residents

Concerned residents in Elbow Cay have drawn attention to low-hanging and improperly installed phone lines in the North End of Hope Town. They claim that some of the lines have been hanging and exposed for years resulting in long-standing issues with call quality and service interruptions. Above: frayed wires hang …

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Forestry Reminds Residents to Acquire Permits

The Department of Forestry has recently had to deal with the illegal removal of ‘timber and non-timber items’ from the forest areas of Abaco, including rocks, according to Forestry Supervisor for Abaco, Terrance Rogers. Mr. Rogers said that he has recently received calls concerning the removal of thatched palms and …

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HTDC Hears Variety of Issues During August Town Meeting

During the regular monthly meeting of the Hope Town District Council the Council heard concerns from several persons on some sensitive issues while also dealing with their regular business. The meeting began with a moment of silence for Patricia Albury of Man-O-War who recently passed away; after which members had …

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