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Water Tower for No Name Cay Pigs

The pigs of No Name Cay, a growing tourist attraction off Green Turtle Cay, now have access to a more steady supply of water. The pigs, thought to have originally been established on the small, uninhabited Cay by hunters, do not have regular access to food and water and rely on visitors to bring nourishment.

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Homeowner’s Peace Disturbed by Hunters

A resident of Lubber’s Quarters expressed serious concerns after confronting local hunters who were discharging their shotguns near his island home in the month of April.

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Reports of Lives Lost Off Coast of Freeport after Human Smuggling Boat Capsizes

In an incident deemed a national tragedy, a 30-foot vessel carrying approximately 20 people capsized off the coast of Freeport around 4 a.m. on April 9.

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Roof Work on the Marsh Harbour Clinic Commences

Work was being carried out on the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic early in April. The work focused on repairing the leaky roof.

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AOPA Flies-In to Treasure Cay

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President Mark Baker, along with his executive team and business partners, visited the Bahamas March 31- April 4.

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New Whale Hunting Business to be Stationed at North Abaco Port

In an agreement between the Bahamian, Japanese and Chinese Governments, a whaling operation is set to be headquartered at the Chinese-constructed North Abaco Port (NAP) north of Coopers Town. The Bahamas has opened its waters to a billionaire, foreign investor who will bring in Japanese scientists to train Abaconians how to hunt whales.

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Hope Town Council Ponders Traffic Issues

The Hope Town District Council met on March 18 with several interesting items on its agenda. One item was the approval of the installation of a camera on the second story of the post office with a view of the public dock and the gate blocking traffic through town. Although the gate restricts traffic which by law is prohibited beyond the Methodist Church, there are 250 keys to the gate allowing vehicle access.

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Prime Minister Acknowledges Need to Reduce Red Tape

While addressing the Bahamas Financial Services Board’s (BFSB) International Business & Finance (IBFS) summit in Abaco on March 19, Prime Minister Perry Christie acknowledged that the Bahamas must fix “broken systems that no longer serve our needs” in order to remain competitive in financial services and other international industries.

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Project Manager Claims NHI will be More Efficient

Dr. Delon Brennen, project manager for National Health Insurance (NHI) Bahamas, met with several heads of department on Abaco to discuss details about NHI at the Office of the Prime Minister on March 15.

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Rotary Blood Mobile Collects Life Saving Plasma in Abaco

On Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Blood Mobile was in Abaco. Parked in Maxwell’s parking lot, a professional crew of phlebotomists collected blood from 10am to 3pm each day. They reported being very happy with the turnout from Abaconians.

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