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Immigration Deadline Passed

A few days before Christmas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis again urged undocumented immigrants to observe the impending deadline (now passed) to leave the country or apply for legal status. The Prime Minister stated that “too many” illegal immigrants are “taking” jobs from Bahamians during an interview with a ZNS …

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GTC hosted Over 1000 Visitors for New Years Day Junkanoo 2018

Green Turtle Cay ferry captain, Nigel Lowe, estimated that approximately one thousand people visited Green Turtle Cay on New Year’s Day for the annual Junkanoo Parade’s festivities. He said that the Green Turtle Cay Ferry offered the regular service in the morning but that by late morning, boat after boat …

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HTDC Sets Dates for Town Meetings

The Hope Town District Council met for the last time for 2017 on December 14 to discuss the regular business of the district. Chief Councillor, Jeremy Sweeting, noted that they finally received an answer from Local Government on which district council has responsibility for Matt Lowe’s Cay. The Council was …

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Traffic fatality and Shooting Incident Mar First Week of December

The first weekend of December turned into a deadly one as two residents succumbed to injuries sustained during an accident on Forest Drive on December 2. Police report that shortly before midnight, they were called to a traffic accident on Forest Drive, involving a black Nissan Silvia with three male …

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Council Holds Final Meeting for 2017

In their final meeting for 2017 on December 7, members of the Central Abaco District Council expressed frustrations over many issues within their three townships: Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. The Council invited guests to discuss some of these problems. They included Kimbilee Wells of Environmental Health, building …

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Tornado Touches Down at TC Airport and Leaves Minor Damages

Flights were delayed as severe weather associated with a cold front pushed into the Northern Bahamas on December 9, spawning a small tornado at the Treasure Cay International Airport. Minor damages, most of which were sustained to a portion of fencing at the airport, and slightly shaken residents were all …

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MP Focusing on Infrastructure

Central and South Abaco Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary in the office of the Prime Minister for Abaco, James Albury, noted his focus on infrastructural needs now and for the upcoming New Year. Over the months of November and December, Roadworks were completed for the Main and Southern Entrances …

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Airport Authority Conducts Contingency Training Exercise at Leonard Thompson Intl.

The Airport Authority conducted Table Top and Full-Scale Emergency and Contingency Exercises at the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport on Nov. 14-15. Key airport employees, heads of government departments along with community stakeholders were selected to take part in the exercise in the event of an emergency at the airport. …

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Four Departments to Share Donated Fire Gear

Firemen from four volunteer fire departments on Abaco shared donated fire equipment on November 18, 2017. In a brief ceremony held on Man-O-War, Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting of the Hope Town District Council presented firemen’s protective clothing, boots and other items to the fire departments of three other districts. Several …

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Hope Town Police Vehicle Donation, Man-O-War Dock Repairs and School Air Condition Among HTDC’s Agenda

The Hope Town District Council met in Man-O-War on November 18 to conduct their regular business as part of the commitment to hold meeting in the different parts of their District. Among business discussed Self Drive (SD) Plates were discussed at length as persons who were awarded plates for golf …

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