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Winding Bay Marina Addressed at Cherokee Town Meeting

Cherokee Sound residents hosted a Town Meeting with persons attending from Yellow Wood, Winding Bay, Little Harbour, Casuarina and Bahama Palm Shores. The Chief Councillor of South Abaco, Jacqueline Estevez, moderated the meeting which was called to order at 7:00 p.m., with approximately 50 persons attending. An opening prayer was given by Michael Knowles of the Cherokee Town Committee.

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DPM Davis Addresses Abaco’s Challenges

Despite speaking to Abaco’s “bright future,” Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis faced numerous responses from locals concerned with a variety of infrastructural shortcomings that many believe are holding back the island’s economy.

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National Development Plan Committee Meets with Abaconians

Members of the National Development Plan (NDP) Steering Committee paid a visit to Abaco on September 21 and 22 to inform residents of the initiative and to gather information to assist the development of their 25 year plan.

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Moore’s Island Councillor Says Community’s Vision is “Stagnating” Without Public Investment

While the Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis opened the Abaco Business Outlook with optimism for a “bright future” for the island, a local government official from Moore’s Island called on the government to “answer the cries” of the residents and business owners of Moore’s Island, charging that the island’s development is being hamstrung by persistently unfulfilled government promises.

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CHEC Visits Rotary Club, Updates on North Abaco Port

On Monday, Sept 14 Francis Clarke, the Senior Project Engineer with Caribbean Civil Group at the North Abaco Port Project, spoke with the Rotary Club of Abaco. Mr. Clarke was joined by colleagues from the China Harbour Engineering Corp.

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Hope Town District Council Approved $56 Million in Construction Last year

The Hope Town District Council released their annual report in September.

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Four New Parks Established in Abaco

In a landmark decision, the Ministry of Environment announced a list of new Marine Protected Areas (MPA) across the Bahamas, including four areas on Abaco, as they seek to meet the goal of protecting at least 20 percent of its marine environment by the year 2020.

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Whale Carcass Washes Ashore in Man-O-War

On September 6 the carcass of an unknown marine mammal was reported having been washed ashore on Man-O-War Cay. It was confirmed to be a Short-Finned Pilot whale by local scientists and Man-O-War resident, Nancy Albury.

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UFO Captures Residents’ Attention

Early risers in Abaco were treated to an unusual sight in the morning sky on Wednesday, September 2. Many reported seeing a strange light moving across the heavens which was unlike familiar jet planes or rocket launches.

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Curry: Permanent Defence Force Station Needed

With the view to curb the ongoing issue of illegal immigration, boat thefts and poaching of local marine resources North Abaco Minister of Parliament Renardo Curry said that he is seeking to have a Royal Bahamas Defence Force station located in Abaco on a permanent basis.

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