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$1 Million of Cocaine Seized Off Abaco

Seven men were charged on March 7 in connection with a $1.1 million cocaine seizure after they were arrested on March 2 in waters off South Abaco.

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Crime Report

Increase in Break-Ins Alarm Residents

A recent spate of shop and residential break-ins have residents of the Central Abaco area, and in particular Marsh Harbour, reasonably upset and wanting answers.

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Weather Station Installed at High Banks Fire House

A valuable new addition to The Bahamas High Banks Fire Station is a weather station. This weather station, which stands atop the very smart looking firehouse building, was presented to the High Banks Volunteer Fire Service for their participation in a Prescribed Burning Training from October 27 to November 4 last year.

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Three Arrested at Airport with Drugs, Guns and Cash

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers from New Providence along with U.S Counterparts and Officers of the Abaco Division, arrested three adult males following the seizure of a large amount of dangerous drugs, cash and firearm on Friday 24th February 2017.

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Hope Town District Council Discusses Real Property Tax, Harbour Boat Lifts and Other Items

The Hope Town District Council met on February 23 to discuss the budget for the upcoming year 2017/2018, Real Property Tax issues and other business for the district.

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Vantage Bahamas Tapped to Provide Technical Expertise at Leonard M. Thompson International

Vantage Bahamas is the local subsidiary of Vantage Airport Group, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company is currently under an executive management agreement with the Lynden Pindling International Airport since 2007.

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Road Traffic Amendments Discussed for Hope Town

Controller of Road Traffic, Ross Smith, along with Senior Road Traffic Officer Mark Ingraham, spoke to a small group of concerned citizens concerning the proposed Road Traffic Regulations amendments for the historic village of Hope Town on February 23 at Hope Town Harbour Lodge.

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Mini-Hospital to Open in “Six to Eight Weeks”

Dr. Darville said that “We had an opportunity to look at the lab equipment – everything seems to be intact – and we looked at the x-ray equipment. We will bring in our engineering team to do an inventory of the equipment to ensure the quality and integrity of the equipment meets the international standard.”

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Town Meeting Discusses North Abaco Causeway

By Bishop Ken Carroll Residents of North Abaco came out to hear the findings pertaining to the reconstruction of a causeway between Great Abaco and Little Abaco. The Bridge (as it is colloquially known) will restore the natural flow of water between two creek systems which act as fish breeding …

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Gov’t Borrows $35 Million to Update Family Island Airports

The Inter-American Development (IDB) Bank approved a $35m loan designed to improve infrastructure at four airports on the Family Islands, including Abaco.

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