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Solar System to Power Friends’ Frank Kenyon Research Centre

The grand opening of Friends of the Environment’s Frank Kenyon Centre for Research, Education and Conservation will take place on April 30. As construction continues, the anticipation mounts as FRIENDS staff members look forward to this great milestone and the positive and lasting contributions the Centre will bring to Abaco.

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New Water Taxi for Crown Haven

Abaconians flocked to the Government Dock in Crown Haven to welcome the new ferry service in to Freeport.

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S.C. Bootle Engages Community in Annual Walk

The early morning chill did not deter students, staff, parents and the health conscious of S. C. Bootle High School for the five-plus miles walk from the settlement of Black Wood to the school in Cooper’s Town.

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Hope Town Community Center Ground Breaking Ceremony Excites Community

On a beautiful morning, Monday, April 6 at 11:30am, members of the community gathered in Hope Town at the site of the new St. James Community Center to officially launch construction of a long-held dream, now to become reality.

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Communication by Fred Mitchell on Abaco Immigration Checks

Following on a report that 60 people believed to be from Haiti slipped in undetected into Abaco and without visas in the early hours of 12th March, a period of more intensive checks has been mounted in Abaco by the Department of Immigration beginning today.

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Second Home Owners and Visitors Entertained at People to People Function

The yearly “People to People” event was organized by the Ministry of Tourism to acknowledge and thank second- home owners and visitors to Abaco was held this year in Treasure Cay at Coco Bar on February 25.

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BEC Chairman Discusses Submarine Cable to Guana

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation held a town meeting on February 26 at the Anglican Parish Hall to publicly present their power expansion plans which include a submarine cable from the mainland of Abaco to an area near Baker's Bay on Great Guana Cay.

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Hope Town Heritage Day Features Sculling, New Museum Exhibits

Generations and Generations of the legendary Wyannie Malone attended the Hope Town Heritage Day Festival on Saturday, March 7 along with visitors of near and far. The first known “Heritage Day” took place in 1978 but was called “Abaco Week” instead of “Heritage Day.” The festival took place at Jarrett Park where there was the food stand, baked goods, cold beverages, Museum T-Shirts and the game tables of Hoopla and Pick the Lollipop for the kids.

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Treasure Cay Library Organizes Book Sale and Yard Sale

For the past 25 years, the Rose Mary Roberts Library in Treasure Cay has organized an annual Book Sale and Yard Sale. This year the fundraisers were held on March 7.

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Abaco Club Holds Media Weekend

The Abaco Club at Winding Bay, recently acquired by Southworth Development, LLC in partnership with a group of home owners, hosted a media familiarization weekend at the property to show off what the Club presently offers and share the plans of what is to come.

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