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Heads of Government Depts. Meet for Shanty Town Walkthrough

On Thursday, February 4 the Senior Island Administrator Charles Moss assembled heads of government departments including the Police and Defence Force for a walk through and familiarization of the shanty town communities known as the Mudd and Pigeon Pea.

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Central Abaco Council Holds Meeting

The Central Abaco District Council held its monthly meeting on February 4. Invited guests included Ms. Gaynelle Rolle of the Business License Department, Mr. William Krezel, engineer with the Ministry of Works, and Ms. Kimbilee Wells of Environmental Health. This followed an extensive walk-about tour of the Pigeon Peas and Mudd shanty towns on a fact-finding tour earlier this same day. The group was led by Administrator Charles Moss and included many government heads of departments.

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Attempted Armed Robbery in Treasure Cay Leaves One Injured

There was an attempted armed robbery of Treasure Cay Resort staff after 10pm on Thursday, February 4 as a female supervisor, accompanied by a security guard walked to the Royal Bank Branch in Treasure Cay to make a deposit.

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M.H. Yacht Club Members Present Cheque to BASRA Representative

Commodore Woody Sutton and Susan Harward, members of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club (RMHYC), presented a $3,000 cheque to Chris Prewitt of the Bahamas Air & Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) on Feb. 5.

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Voter Registration Kicks Off

An up-dated registry of qualified voters is underway leading to national elections in late spring of next year, 2017. A drive to register voters on Abaco is building momentum with evening registrations in many communities. Family Island administrators’ offices are accepting registrations during normal office hours.

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Cherokee Dump Ordered Closed

Amidst environmental and health concerns surrounding the Cherokee dumpsite, a Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) representative instructed the South Abaco District Council to “immediately shut down” the site and relocate waste disposal for the area.

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Marsh Harbour Government Clinic Still Facing Challenges

Two patients attending the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic last week Tuesday said that they were told that only emergency patients would be dealt with. The patients were instructed to return to the clinic the following day.

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Abaco to Get New Weather Radar

Hoping to strengthen the country's weather tracking services, Department of Meteorology Director Trevor Basden said the government is planning to purchase at least three additional "state of the art" Doppler weather radars for approximately $18 million with one to be placed in Abaco.

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High Banks Firehouse Annual Bike-A-Thon

The High Banks Volunteer Fire Service of South Abaco will be hosting a Bike-A-Thon on February 14th as a fundraiser for the department and the ongoing efforts of the volunteers to maintain their firefighting facilities

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Bahamas Striping Renews Commitment to Road Safety

The Bahamas Striping Group of Companies (BSGC) is ensuring that the traffic fatality victim count in 2016 will begin to decrease.

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