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Tour of Lighthouse Reveals Steady Restoration Progress

As we approach the imposing structure, which rises 180 feet above ground, two workmen, Jackson Blanche and his brother Christopher Dean, were stripping the brass astragals that frame all the glass windows. After replacing the glass and caulking it, they will re-install the heated glass in a way that it will be sealed to keep moisture out. The astragals will be screwed back around the glass and seal also.

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MOW Boat Builders Immortalized

Man-O-War residents turned out on a bright sunny Saturday morning, April 1, 2017, to honour and record their heritage boatbuilders for posterity. Recognizing this historic link to the island’s fame, Obie Wilchcombe, Minister for Tourism, addressed the crowd and acknowledged his ministry's financial contribution to the bronze memorial plaques.

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Public Meeting Educates Ahead of NHI Rollout

Dr. Delon Brennen, Deputy Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, presented information and fielded a variety of questions from the audience on how it would work as they expressed concerns over the lack of facilities on Abaco.

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700 Pot Plants Procured by Police

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plans for 2017, shortly before 1:00pm, police in Abaco acting on information went to an area in Fox Town, Abaco, where they discovered a field of marijuana plants totaling (692) plants.

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Town Planning Approves 20 Applications for $3.9 Million 

This volume of applications for one month speaks well for Abaco’s growth with Bahamians and their bankers viewing the economy in a positive light.

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Royal Yacht Club Members Make Annual Donation to BASRA

During his remarks, Commodore Meyer said that the yacht club is happy to assist and make smaller donations to organizations that support boating in the Abacos. The RMHYC is a yacht club based in Marsh Harbour with a membership of about 600 members from the United States and Canada.

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Mysterious Investor Buys Up All Abaco Crown Land for Sprawling Mega-Resort

A secretive, foreign investor has leased or purchased all available Crown Land south of Marsh Harbour. The deal was finalized earlier in March with plans for a sprawling hotel and resort complex. The deal is being brokered by a businessman familiar with Abaco, one Mr. Adam Finkle.

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Abaco to Receive Doppler Radar

According to reports the installation of the other three Doppler radars, which are set to be installed in Abaco, Long Island and Mayaguana, will be complete by November, 2018.

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Confusion as Prime Minister Tables Resolution about Moore’s Island Land

Prime Minister Perry Christie on March 22 tabled in Parliament a resolution for the acquisition of more than 460 acres of land in Moore’s Island, Abaco.

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Interact Clubs Collaborate to Clean Owanta’s Pond

On March 18, 2017 the Interact Clubs of St. Francis de Sales and Forest Heights, joined by their advisors and members of the Rotary Club, took part in a joint service project to clean and restore Owanta’s Pond in Marsh Harbour.

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