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Stiffer Penalties Demanded for Boat Thieves

On Monday, June 22 a Boat Theft and Security Information Meeting and Workshop was held in the Office of the Prime Minister at the Government Complex in Marsh Harbour. The meeting was organized by the Abaco Chamber of Commerce and Marine Operators of The Bahamas. It was hosted by North Abaco Member of Parliament Renardo Curry. The meeting was held to connect authorities (such as the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Royal Bahamas Defence Force) and other concerned stakeholders such as the Ministry of Tourism, Resorts, Insurance Agencies, Boat Rental Companies and other members of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce. All notes from the meeting were compiled and were presented to the Prime Minister and appropriate Cabinet Ministers.

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Lighthouse Festival Enters Second Year

The 2nd Annual Elbow Reef Lighthouse Festival was held on June 23, 2015. The celebration was held to help raise money for restorations to the lighthouse to help keep it on and running smoothly. With a combination of music, art, food and history it was a day of fun worth braving the summer sun for.

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Delta Air Lines to Commence ATL/MHH Nonstop Service in December 2015

Delta Air Lines will begin direct flights into Marsh Harbour from Atlanta on Dec 19, 2015. Tickets are currently on sale.

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Boat Thieves Caught, Security Meeting Held

On June 22, 2015 the Abaco Chamber of Commerce along with the Marine Operators of The Bahamas, North Abaco MP Renardo Curry, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Royal Bahamas Police Force, Ministry of Tourism and other community stakeholders held a Boat Theft and Security Meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister in Marsh Harbour.

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SpaceX Wreckage Found by Surfer Off Elbow Cay

Local surfer, Tim Albury, found something unexpected while surfing offshore at Elbow Cay on May 30; space debris from a rocket that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean just miles north of Elbow Cay.

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Town Committee Breaks Ground for New Library

After hearing from parents in the community about the lack of a place for their children to do research and assist in their studies, the Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee, led by Chairman Carl Archer, made good on the promise to build libraries in both Marsh Harbour and Spring City with a ground breaking ceremony next to the old Marsh Harbour library on June 8.

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MP Fears Boat Thefts at All Time High

North Abaco Member of Parliament Renardo Curry shared his fears in Parliament regarding the boat theft ring operating in Abaco. He claimed boat thefts are at an “all time high” and said it will affect the local tourism market.

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North Abaco Highway Cleaned by Youth Organization

“Youth on the Move,” an organization founded by James “Ernie” Pritchard, dedicated most of Saturday, May 30 to the cleanup of the highway between Fire Road and Cooper’s Town.

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Red Cross Meets with Urban Renewal & Local Gov’t

June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season. With this, efforts to prepare are needed. The Bahamas Red Cross is one group that undertakes training and preparation for hurricanes in Abaco. They partnered this year with Urban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Community Center.

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Wood Cay Dock Repaired

Based upon bringing a global economic change to the settlements of North Abaco with a diversity of programs and infrastructural developments, the new North Abaco Local Government Board, under the leadership of district council Steve Pedician, put the wheels in motion to achieve its policies. After the township meeting that was held on April 23, Chairperson Sandra Lee Parker in an interview said that many reports came to her office concerning the Wood Cay Dock whose residents were concerned about the safety of the structure after being damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2007.

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