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Logging resumes on Abaco under Lindar Industries

Lindar Industries, which had been granted a logging concession to cut pine trees on Abaco, started logging in the pine forest North of Treasure Cay in October, 2013. The trees cut were located on an area reserved for commercial and residential development. Logging is to resume in Treasure Cay and later near Spring City. Abaco pine is a high end product with wood as hard as maple.

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Shanty town night club legally licensed?

In recent weeks numerous signs have popped up throughout Marsh Harbour, most notably at the traffic light, advertising a night club located in the Haitian Shanty Town known as the Mudd which has caused a stir among residents.

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Chamber hosts CPA to speak to Abaconian dual citizens on FACTA compliance

On Jan 17 the Abaco Chamber of Commerce hosted a US based Certified Public Accountant to discuss the new FACTA taxes and taxation regarding dual citizens (Bahamian/U.S.A) living in Abaco. The CPA, Scott Williams, is a long-time visitor to Abaco. Over 120 people came to the meeting, which was held at the Anglican Hall.

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Marsh Harbour Online Museum aims to preserve history with your help

In an attempt to preserve Marsh Harbour’s history, one native son has taken to the internet as an effective resource to chronicle the past. The Marsh Harbour Online Museum, brainchild of Robert Key, aims to host photos and stories from generations both long past and those fading.

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Long line fishing speculated to be increasing in Bahamian waters

On a recent beach-combing trip Ministry of the Environment Warden Keith Bishop found a large amount of buoys, ropes, clips, hooks and fishing line washed on beaches in Southern Abaco from long line fishing vessels.

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Golden Jubilee service celebrates Tourism’s “Year of Culture”

In observance of the Ministry of Tourism’s Golden Jubilee, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie has declared 2014 as “The Year of Culture.” A service was held on Abaco with Tourism and other Bahamas Government officials at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church on Jan. 22 in recognition of Tourism’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

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Former resident leads drive to assist fire victims

After a New Years’ fire in the shanty town known as the Pigeon Peas destroyed over 70 homes a former resident comes to their aid bringing relief to victims with the assistance of community members and churches.

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Green Turtle celebrates New Year with Junkanoo

The Gully Roosters (a local band) entertained festive crowds as hundreds of Bahamians and visitors waited for the Junkanoo parade to commence on New Years’ Day in Green Turtle Cay.

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Airport opening delayed again

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal, Philip Brave Davis said that “certain delays” are causing the government to put off again the opening of the Marsh Harbour International Airport Terminal until “some other issues” are addressed.

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Integrated Medical Opens New Location in Treasure Cay

On Jan. 11, Integrated Medical Centre (IMC) spearheaded a number of events leading up to the opening of its new Integrated Medical Centre – Treasure Cay honouring Rev. Stafford Symonette and Mrs. Diane Solomon.

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