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Voters Registration Schedule and Information for Central Abaco District

Please note that only Bahamian Citizens are eligible to register. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older and must have resided in the constituency for at least 3 months.

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Voter Registration Efforts Ramp Up

As speculation mounts concerning when the next general elections will be called, Senior Island Administrator Charles Moss said that voter registration exercises will be going into overdrive.

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Abaco Last in Voter Registry

Abaco leads the list with the lowest voter registration totals in the country as eligible registered voters numbers are lagging nationwide according to data provided by the Parliamentary Registration Department.

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Golf Cart Parade Kicks Off New Plymouth Festival of Lights

The main settlement of Green Turtle Cay is decked out in style every Christmas thanks to the work of the Festival of Lights Committee who each year hold events to raise money to dress New Plymouth in lights and decorations for the season.

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Private-Public Partnership Plans Discussed for Abaco’s Two Airports

The Ministry of Transport and Aviation facilitated a meeting for all airport stakeholders, workers, industry partners and interested persons at the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport’s Domestic Arrival Lounge on Dec. 22.

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New MHVFR Fire Chief Lays Out Brigade’s Goals

On Dec. 10, a press conference was held at the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Rescue (MHVFR) Brigade to introduce Sarone Kennedy as the newly elected fire chief. His appointment as fire chief took place on Dec. 6.

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National Geographic Researchers, Bahamian Scientists and Local Students Explore Abaco Blue Holes

From December 3 – 19, some of the world’s top explorers and scientists in their fields were on-island to map out and research Abaco’s mysterious and beautiful blue holes. A large part of their visit has also been spent conducting educational outreach to students of Abaco.

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Florida Manatee Decides it’s Better in The Bahamas

A Florida manatee known as “Washburn” has made history by being the first manatee that researchers have actively tracked as it crossed the Gulf Stream and arrived in the Bahamas. Scientists from the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) confirmed the pregnant manatee is now swimming in the waters of the northern Abacos near Grand Cay.

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Unresolved Issues Continue to Nag at Hope Town Council

During the opening remarks of the Hope Town District Council’s regular monthly meeting Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting took a moment to remember former council member Tony Albury of Man-O-War who recently passed away, and a moment of silence was observed.

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Prime Minister Opens 13th Annual Christmas Festival

As a much-anticipated event each year, the 13th Annual Abaco Christmas Festival attracted hundreds of people to BAIC Park on Dec. 3.

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