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Hope Town Council Meets with Treasury; OK with Local Tax Collection

A delegation of four went to Nassau on November 25, 2015 to meet with Treasury officials in the Prime Minister’s office to firm-up details for collecting property taxes locally for forwarding to The Treasury in Nassau.

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Central Abaco District Council Holds Final Meeting of 2015

In the holiday spirit, the Central Abaco District Council held its final meeting for the year on December 3 by inviting its three town committees and the statutory boards to attend as observers and share in refreshments afterwards. Chief Councillor George Cornish felt that the various local government bodies would benefit by seeing how the Council functioned.

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Lighthouse Weatherglass Panes to Be Replaced

The Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS) is undertaking a major restoration project to replace the diamond weatherglass panes protecting the lanternroom. Abaco was fortunate not feel the full force of the 130+ mile per hour winds of hurricane Joaquin. These hurricane force winds would have completely destroyed many of the weakened diamond shaped panes allowing water to enter the lighthouse and damage our antique first order Fresnel lens, its winding machinery and burner

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HT District Council Meets on Guana

In keeping with their desire to equally represent its three primary settlements, the Hope Town district Council held its November 24, 2015 monthly meeting in its Guana Cay office.

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IDB Meets with Hope Town District Council

Representatives from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) met with the Hope Town District Council visiting waste disposal sites on Man-O-War Cay and Elbow Cay hoping to establish a relationship with the local government and assisting them with capital projects.

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Ice Age Mysteries Defrosted by Studying Blue Hole Fossils

Among the most recent of many puzzle pieces to be painstakingly extracted from Abaco’s Sawmill Sink blue hole is described in a report recently published in the prestigious ‘Proceedings of the National Academies of Science’ (PNAS).

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Man-O-War Residents React to Beer & Wine Sold for First Time

An historic change has come to the small community of Man-O-War Cay bringing with it a mixture of feelings and opinions as the formerly ‘dry’ island now has an establishment selling adult beverages for the first time.

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Hope Town Community Center Progressing Smoothly

The long awaited Hope Town Community Center project is getting closer to completion with most of the exterior completed and the focus now turning to completion of the interior and the landscaping.

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Quick Response from HTVFR Prevents Extensive Damage

Sugar Shack, a restaurant in Hope Town near the Post Office Dock, caught fire on the morning of October 12, but was brought under control due to the swift action of Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue (HTVFR). At About 10:10am the HTVFR were called to extinguish a fire which …

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June Boat Theft Trial Continues: Adjourned Again to November 12

  On October 7, 2015 the trial continued for three of the persons accused of stealing a 34’ Jupiter boat out of Lubber’s Quarters on June 20. The three accused who were present at trial were Dave Thurston, Rashad Fox and Edgar Pinder. Thurston was arrested on June 20, 2015 …

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