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Unabated Boat Thefts Rile Visitors and Locals: Frustration at Failure of Policing and Justice Systems

  An already weary community finds themselves seeking answers after five boats were stolen in the space of a week from several locations across the island of Abaco. The recent boat theft activity brings the unofficial estimate to about twenty or more for the year with residents and visitors expressing …

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Bahama Parrot Population Grows

The Bahama Parrot population, once endangered, is now showing continued growth on the two islands where they still live due to national park protection and predator control programs coordinated by the Bahamas National Trust (BNT). According to the latest research by Dr. Frank Rivera-Milán of the US Fish and Wildlife …

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Cheeseburger Party Donates to Fire Dept. and School

  This year’s Cheeseburger in Paradise Party, hosted by the Green Turtle Cay Community, was held Friday, July 1, on Fiddle Cay. The proceeds from the event, totaling $20,000, were presented on July 21 to Amy Roberts Primary School and the Green Turtle Cay Fire Department. According to organizers, over …

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Preparing for the Opening of Crawfish Season

By Olivia Patterson-Maura, Friends of the Environment August 1st is fast approaching. To many of us in The Bahamas, this means a day off work, but for all the fishermen out there it means that you are probably already busy planning for that day. Or you at least have an idea …

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FHA Interact Club Donates E-Readers to Children’s Home

  The Interact Club of Forest Heights, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Abaco, made a donation to the Ranfurly Homes for Children. The Club donated a grand total of twenty eight Kindle Fires for the orphans.  

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Bahamas Plastic Camp Studies Global Impacts

The Bahamas Plastic Camp, created and instructed by Kristal Ambrose, a young Bahamian obtaining her degree in Environmental Science at Gannon University, was held on July 13-14 at Friends of the Environment’s Frank Kenyon Research Centre in Marsh Harbour. During those two days, the participants—all teenagers—learned about the local and …

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SeaHunter Donates to ERLS

The Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS) is thanking Eddie Leon and the SeaHunter group for approaching the ERLS with a kind donation and for further trying to turn a negative into a positive. The teenagers who damaged the lighthouse last July were guests on one of the SeaHunter boats, not …

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Campers Rescue Captured, Injured Sea Turtle

  During the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation’s (BMMRO) Whale Camp in early July the group led by Felice Knowles (Biologist and Manatee Specialist, and Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator) rescued a captive injured turtle in the Sandy Point area. Ms. Knowles said that around 3pm the group was in …

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Summer Fest in Treasure Cay Mixes Music and Fun

Summer Fest at Coco’s Beach Bar and Sea Grill in Treasure Cay was held for the first time last year. The event was such a success they decided to offer it again this year, according to General Manager, Stephen Kappeler. The 2016 Summer Fest kicked off on Saturday, July 16, …

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NHI Consultants meet with Abaconians

BIS The NHI Secretariat continued to meet with Bahamians across the archipelago with stops in Mayaguana, Abaco, Acklins and Crooked Island during the month of June, as well as engaging with stakeholder and travelling to South Africa for a bilateral exchange of information. Ms. Elizabeth Keju, NHI Consultant, Administration and …

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