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Scientist Aim to Reduce Reef Decline with Abaco Study

A group of scientists and students from the Perry Institute for Marine Science are currently conducting a program in Abaco to reverse the decline of Bahamian coral reefs. Dr. Craig Dahlgren, a Research Scientist and Executive Director of the Perry Institute said that they are currently working through a 10-year …

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Marsh Harbour Township Fields Complaints Regarding BAIC Park Concerts

Residents of the Marsh Harbour Township are continuing to voice displeasure over open air concert events that are taking place at the BAIC (Bahamas Agricultural Industrial Corporation) Park which they say rattle their windows and keep them up until the early hours of the morning. Marsh Harbour / Spring City …

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“10 and Out” Marks Decade of GTC Lionfish Derbies

The 10th annual Green Turtle Cay Lionfish Derby successfully took place at the end of June at the Green Turtle Club. A collaborative effort between Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS), local divers, Brendal’s Dive Center and Green Turtle Club, resulted in 727 lionfish being removed from our waters. This event …

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Government Officials Tour Walker’s Cay Development

The path to the re-opening and rebirth of Walker’s Cay continued on July 18, 2018 as the Walker’s Cay development team welcomed officials from several government agencies to the island for its first on-site visit. “We continue to make steady progress on returning Walker’s Cay to its former glory.  Having …

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Flag Raising and Cultural Extravaganza Reflects on Bahamas’ 45-Year Journey

The 45th Independence Cultural Extravaganza and Flag Raising Ceremony was held under the theme – “Celebrate Bahamas: We’ve Come This Far by Faith” – at the BAIC Park on July 9. The Master and Mistress of Ceremony were Dikembe Wilkinson and Khalea Richard. Bishop John McIntosh invoked the presence of …

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Lack of Available Rental Properties Stymies Government’s Shanty Town Plan

Government acknowledges complications due to lack of available rental properties in Abaco as the Shanty Town Action Task Force (SATF) completed assessments on June 30, 2018. Labour Minister Dion Foulkes has admitted that there could be some challenges ahead for the plan if suitable housing could not be identified. He …

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Murphy Town Home Coming Weekend Features Coconut Barking, Fishing, Music and More

The Murphy Town Home Coming was a three day affair with activities going on all through the weekend. The highlight of Friday morning was a Fishing Tournament that took the fishermen along the shore from Doris Bay to Coconut Tree Bay. The grounds around the community center building are very …

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Flag Raising Ceremony Sets Tone for Bahamas’ 45th Independence Celebrations

The Central Abaco Independence Committee under the leadership of Senior Deputy Family Island Administrator Maxine Duncombe organized a Flag Raising Ceremony at the Bahamas Government Complex on July 6. Rachael Johnson proved to be an outstanding moderator as she ensured that all participants fulfilled their respective roles allowing the program …

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Marsh Harbour Town Committee Discusses Library, Crossing Beach Parking and Sidewalk Projects

The Marsh Harbour Town Committee met on June 13, its final meeting for the 2017-2018 budget year. Most of the evening’s business was spent on applying remaining funds to community improvements. At the fiscal year end on June 30, any funds remaining are returned to the Treasury in Nassau. Government …

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North Abaco MP Addresses Budget Debate

Member of Parliament for North Abaco and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Darren Henfield, noted that the Government of the Bahamas must now do the “hard thing to mitigate and or fix the mismanagement of the previous Government.” Mr. Henfield said concerning the increase of VAT to 12 percent that “No …

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