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Justice Speaks at Constitutional Commission Meeting

The Constitutional Commission held an informational seminar on the proposed amendments to the Bahamas' Constitution which aims to achieve male and female equality, especially in regards to the passing of citizenship rights to children.

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Bahamas Red Cross Receives Donation from Royal M.H. Yacht Club

An Italian-themed party called ‘Decorations to Donations’ was organized by the members of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club at Great Abaco Beach Resort’s Marquee on Feb. 3.

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CHEC Aids in Abaco Landfill Cleanup

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) joined efforts with Abaco officials to clean up the Wood Cay dumpsite in North Abaco — a move that helped contain costs for a task long overdue.

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Captains Denounce Port Conditions

The Marsh Harbour Port is responsible for roughly $40 million of government revenue every year. It is the heart of Abaco’s economy, as the majority of all goods must flow through this facility. The freight captains who use these docks weekly realize these facts and are understandably upset about the Port’s state of disrepair.

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Power Expansion Plans Presented to the Public

Representatives of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) travelled to Abaco to share their power expansion plans with the public and receive feedback as they plan to improve the quality of service on the island.

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Repairs Underway for Elbow Reef Lighthouse

Alex Klahm, Metal Architect and lighthouse specialist from St Petersburg, FL along with his crew are currently restoring and making repairs to the Elbow Reef Lighthouse in Hope Town. Among the repairs being made are re-installing the permanent ladder and trapdoor, changing the rusted gutters, installing new security posts and replacing cracked glass panels.

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Chinese Media Delegation Visits Abaco to Promote The Bahamas

A Chinese media delegation visited Abaco from Jan.13-14.

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Public Works Updates – Feb 2015

The Central Abaco Road Works Project received confirmation of its continuation last week as Cabinet approved funds for the work to carry on last week.

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Hope Town Council – Jan 14, 2015

Man-O-War members of the Hope Town District Council, Tad Sands, resigned from local government and the Deputy Chief Councillor, Harold Malone, stepped down from his position on the Council during the group’s first meeting of the year.

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Farmers & Bahamian Arts & Crafts Market Brings Fresh Food and Fun Items to Treasure Cay

The first All Abaco Farmers and Bahamian Arts & Crafts Market was held in Treasure Cay under the theme of ‘Family Heritage Fun Day.’ The event united vendors and shoppers from all parts of the island.

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