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Abaco’s Haitian Population Wary of Prime Minister’s Remarks

Recent comments from Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis regarding a deadline for illegal migrants to leave the country by December 31, 2017 as he warned that an aggressive pursuit and deportation will be the fate of anyone who does not comply, has left Bahamians of Haitian descent upset. Abaco has …

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Cherokee Town Meeting Highlights Improvements Residents Seek

With twenty persons in attendance, Mrs. Jackie Estavez, Chief Councillor for South Abaco District, opened the meeting and a prayer was given by the Secretary, Ms. Davis.  The new South Abaco Island Administrator, Donald Rolle, was introduced and he addressed the audience saying he was there to hear about the …

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Hope Town District Council Holds Meeting in Man-O-War: Capital Funds, Cell Tower and Other Items Top Agenda

The Hope Town District Council held its monthly meeting on October 4 in the Man-O-War Primary School to discuss routine matters. The Council feels it can represent its constituents better by meeting in the various settlements. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting announced that the district would be getting $20,000 in capital …

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Community Stunned by Loss of Young Mother in Apparent Murder

The discovery of the body of young woman on October 26, 2017 has left the communities of Abaco shaken as the search for answers continues. Lavardo Huyler, a resident of Dundas Town, was arraigned in magistrate’s court in Freeport, Grand Bahama and charged on Monday, October 30, with the murder …

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Following Completion of Work in Town, North End and Dune Roads Remain Worrisome

While recent roadworks have been completed within the historic part of Hope Town, patching a rough area that was seen to be hazardous, there is concern about other roads which have been long neglected by Central Government. Hope Town District Council member and resident, Don Cash said the joint effort …

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Police Officers Conduct Walk-a-Bout in Downtown Marsh Harbour

Police officers of the Marsh Harbour Police Station patrolled downtown Marsh Harbour on Sept. 27. According to Chief Supt. Kevin Mortimer, they visited business owners to address any concerns they may have during their walk-a-bout. He said there was mention of one or two “undesirables” suffering from mental illnesses found …

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Man Dies in Abaco Traffic Accident

Via RBPF Police in Abaco are investigating a traffic accident that has left a 31-year man dead on Friday 6th October 2017. Reports are that around 5:00pm, a man was driving his Buick Regal vehicle on S.C. Bootle Highway near Treasure Cay, when he lost control of his vehicle and …

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MP Meets with Constituents from Marsh Harbour & Spring City

Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco held one of several planned town meetings for his constituency at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour on October 5, 2017 to hear residents’ concerns and issues for their community.

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BPL Floats LNG for Wilson City Plant

According to a Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) board member speaking at the Abaco Business Outlook at the Abaco Beach Resort on September 28 the power company is considering converting the Wilson City plant on Abaco to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, instead of a diesel facility

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Fire Chief Ousted and Oversight Committee Installed for MHVFD

On September 21, 2017 a town hall meeting was held to discuss the future direction of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. About eighty residents occupied the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour where the meeting was moderated by Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town Committee Chairman Roscoe Thompson III. A proposal was …

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