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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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Drugs found in Marsh Harbour Airport: Police Seek Answers

Police in Abaco are searching for a male suspect who is wanted for questioning in connection with the discovery of found Dangerous Drugs at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. Reports are that on Monday 12th October 2015 shortly after 12:00pm, police were called to the Marsh Harbour International Airport where …

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Elbow Cay Residents Form Shoreline Watch Group

A group of concerned citizens on Elbow Cay met on October 5 to discuss being a part of a shoreline watch group with a view to assist boaters as well as deter illegal activities along their coastline. The group of about 50 persons discussed strategies and ideas and are hoping …

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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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