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Social Services Shelter Managers Meet to Review Preparedness and Procedure

October 12, 2016 - In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, a meeting was called by the Department of Social Services under the leadership of Ettamae Jones, Director of Social Services Abaco Office, to discuss the various challenges associated with the storm.

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North Abaco Storm Recovery Benefits from CHEC, RBPF and Effective Planning

Recovery efforts are in full gear on the islands extremely affected by Hurricane Matthew, including New Providence, Grand Bahama, and Andros.

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Remains of a Child Found after House Fire in The Mudd

Police in Abaco are investigating a house fire and the discovery of the charred remains of a young child.

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Abaco Avoids Majority of Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, a strong Category Four hurricane, passed through the Bahamas leaving its marking on every island in the archipelago but only seriously impacting New Providence, North Andros and Grand Bahama.

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Abaconians Begin Gathering Relief to Help Hurricane Matthew Victims

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew there is a desire to reach out and assist our fellow Bahamians who were devastated by the storm in Nassau, North Andros and Grand Bahama, and there are groups already gathering and sending supplies in to the affected islands.

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Green Turtle Road Work has Started

Heavy equipment arrived in Green Turtle Cay late in September as long promised roadworks have started with paving expected to smooth out the commute from the Bluff House to New Plymouth.

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Key Tract Dispute Resurfaces; Scores of Landowners Face Uncertainty

After several years of inactivity after the passing of the late Shepherd L. Key, the court petition under the Quieting Titles Act has once again emerged as the estate of Mr. Key appears to be seeking settlement on the matter.

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Culture, Youth and Sports are Focus of Stakeholder Meeting

Approximately twenty Government Officials, among them the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis, who is also the Minister of Works, and the Minister of Sports, Youth and Culture, the Hon. Daniel Johnson, arrived on Abaco from Nassau the morning of September 16.

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Immigration Minister Visits Hope Town

The Minister of Immigration and Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Fred Mitchell, met with the Hope Town District Council on September 10, 2012. His focus was two-fold, to get Council’s assistance on controlling illegal immigrants and to announce in general terms Immigration's thrust to apprehend undocumented persons.

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Police Hold Town Meeting in Hope Town

Members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, led by Abaco’s new Officer in Charge, Hilton Cash, held a town meeting at St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town on September 8, 2016 to address the concerns of residents.

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