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Central & South Abaco Board of Representatives Formed

On Monday, April 15 Local Government leaders met to form the Central &South Abaco Board of Representatives. According to MP James Albury, “We will meet quarterly as a board to discuss important issues and areas of concern in our respective areas and how we can work together to improve and …

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MHVFR Donates Fire Engine to Sandy Point

The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue donated its Engine Three to the community of Sandy Point on April 7, 2019. A delegation from Sandy Point was present to get instructions on using the pump and hose equipment for the truck’s 500-gallon tank. Accepting the fire engine were Sandy Point’s …

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Thirty Four Graduate from Neighbourhood Watch Program

Thirty-four graduates received certificates and pins for successfully completing the National Neighbourhood Watch Training Programme. This is a new program to foster better relations between the police and the communities they serve. The ceremony was held in the activity hall of the Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town on April …

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Hope Town District Council Reviews Twenty Two Permits

In a concession to accommodate 22 applications for docks, boat lifts and residential construction, the Hope Town District Council’s April 3, 2019, agenda was restricted to deal only with construction permit applications. This shortened agenda was necessary as the Administrator had another meeting to attend at noon. The two-hour morning …

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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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