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Volunteers continue cleanup work in Cedar Harbour

Continuing the development of neighborhood programs and community-building, Crown Haven’s Urban Renewal Center pushes forward with their clean-up campaign. The “Cleanliness Next to Godliness” group (CNG), was formed earlier this year to keep the small North Abaco community free of trash.

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PM says Abaco poised for 1,000 new jobs

During the Budget Communication in the House of Assembly in May the Prime Minister, The Right Honorable Perry G. Christie, stated that Abaco is poised to see some 1000 new job opportunities arrive over the next several years.

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Leonard M Thompson Airport Finally Opens in Abaco

After more than a year in delays The Abaconian is proud to finally report that the new international terminal in Marsh Harbour is open and serving the public. Officials say some operational kinks still need to be worked out, however, they maintain that they have security first and foremost.

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Conservation group stops bulldozing of historic site

The conservation group known as the Abaco Defenders banded together to stop the clearing of land on private property that may be the remains of Carleton settlement, the first Loyalist settlement in Abaco. The group approached the operating bulldozer, stood in front of it with cameras running until it shut down. The group was able to explain their concerns to the operator and the General Manager of Treasure Sands, Tim Blakely.

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NIB unveils new card for members

On May 20 the National Insurance Board officially unveiled their new NIB member’s card. The reveal happened simultaneously across the country, with officials at the Government Complex in Marsh Harbour making their own presentation to the local media. The plastic card, which is to replace the previous, yellow paper cards has a host of security features and electronic benefits built in.

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Community meeting in Cherokee tackles various issues

The Local Government Authority Town Committee for Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores held a community meeting in the W.H. Sands Community Centre in Cherokee Sound, on May 12. The goal of the meeting was for persons from all of these townships to air any concerns they may have and have them answered by the various dignitaries and heads of department present.

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Planning oversight leads to trenching of newly paved road

Just days after the portion of Don MacKay Blvd from BTC’s Office to Abaco Hardware was finally paved, bringing relief to motorists and businesses alike, Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) was seen digging a trench in the road on the north-bound lane.

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Scurvy Few recognizes KFC’s “Tots” contribution

The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club made a presentation to Kentucky Fried Chicken on May 14 honoring the restaurant for being the largest collector of donations for the club’s Toys for Tots program.

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Fire Road to celebrate 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament and Festival in July

The Fire Road 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament & Festival is slated for July 11-13 at Fire Creek Road – the designated festival site located in North Abaco. The festival will kick off with an opening ceremony on July 11 at 7:30 p.m. complete with fireworks.

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Historic artefacts found at Treasure Sands Property

Remains of a loyalist settlement have been confirmed at the site of the proposed Treasure Sands development and Antiquities Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) has requested that construction cease pending further research.

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