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Davis “Totally Impressed” with Mini-Hospital Ahead of April 19 Opening

The Deputy Prime Minister, Philip ‘Brave’ Davis inspected the Central Abaco Mini- Hospital as the final work is being completed for the anticipated opening on April 19.

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DPM Davis Addresses Confusion in Moore’s Island Land Grant

However, at least some portion of the property which is proposed to be transferred from the Bahamas Treasury to the Ministry of Housing appears to privately owned, and already has clear title.

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HTDC Hears BPL Redundancy Plans, Additional SD Plates and Over $8 Million in Construction

To ensure environmental acceptance, staff from Friends of the Environment and Bahamas National Trust were also invited for the boat trip. A public meeting is scheduled for April 6 in Hope Town for a similar presentation.

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HTDC Begins Tax Collection for Treasury in First for Local Gov’t

The Treasury received $285,214 from the Council’s efforts in six weeks. Of this amount $176,316 was for delinquent taxes.

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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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