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North Abaco Port Continues to Languish

While questions remain concerning the status and opening of the North Abaco Port Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells announced the government is exploring building a major port in Mayaguana. While speaking at the Bahamas Engineers, Architects and Allied Professionals’ (BEAAP) stakeholders forum at the British Colonial Hilton, …

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Proposed South Abaco Development Latest in Poorly Planned Projects

To the east of the Abaco National Park, bordering that protected and vital habitat, are a string of private properties. Dating back to 2007, these properties have periodically been involved in speculation regarding some form of high-end development. Development of this area, directly adjacent a protected forest as well as …

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BHCA Formed to Assist People in Need, Clean up Community

After the last fire ravaged the Mudd, it prompted Emmanuel Fernander to start thinking about the future needs of the Haitian community. The fire took place in the early morning hours of Jan 28, 2018. “I started thinking and talking to some friends to see how we could come together …

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South Abaco Development Being Considered

During a town meeting held by the Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar it was mentioned that the government is in the early stages of considering a development in South Abaco. The announcement comes almost eight years after a prior proposal by a Georgia company Valencia Group went cold. …

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Agriculture Minister Meets with Farmers

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, held a meeting on November 8 to address matters of concern to farmers in Abaco. He spoke of his concerns regarding The Bahamas excessive reliance on imported food to survive, particularly about the quality and our economic leakage – for every dollar …

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Hope Town District Council November Meeting

The Hope Town District Council met November 7 in Man-O-War to discuss matters relating to their district and deal with their regular statutory business. The meeting began with a moment of silence observed for fellow Local Government Practitioner Colon Curry (former member of Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee). Island …

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Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Holds Meeting in Abaco

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard held a meeting on November 8 to address matters of concern to fisherman in Abaco Mr. Pintard stressed the importance of the topic “as we are importing 80 percent of our food.” He noted that from the time he was in highschool …

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Guana Cay Cleanup Prompted by Local Government Council Member

Local Government Council Member for Great Guana Cay initiated a community cleanup that was well attended and deemed a success near the end of October. The cleanup, which was initiated by Cheynea Turquest-Levarity, took place on October 16 saw over sixty full garbage bags of trash collected within a two …

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Local Government Addresses Points of Major Concern

Four road signs were put on a portion of the Ernest Dean Highway going towards Spring City on October 27 after local government was made aware of two vehicles with broken tires due to bad road conditions. The Marsh Harbour / Spring City Town Committee put up four signs along …

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MHVFR Donations Aid Service

The Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco, James Albury, assisted the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue with a generous donation. The fire department was in dire need for entry roll up doors for the fire station. Mr. Albury’s donation was able to purchase the two doors needed. …

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