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Final suspect wanted in DPM robbery captured on Abaco

The last of five suspects wanted in connection to the armed daylight robbery of the Deputy Prime Minister’s residence was arrested in Abaco on Friday, December 27, 2013

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Illegal construction continues in broad daylight despite “Stop Work Orders”

Despite “Stop Work Orders” being issued, illegal construction continues to progress in the Shanty Village known as the Mudd.

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Golf carts decorated for Christmas on Green Turtle

The Christmas spirit came early on Green Turtle Cay this year with a Thanksgiving dinner catered by McIntosh Restaurant. The dinner was a fundraiser for the events scheduled for the month of December. Other end-of-the-year events included the golf-cart parade, a boat parade, a performance by Greg Russell, a torch parade and a Junkanoo rush.

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GTC decorated for Festival of Lights

For five years a group of community minded persons have come together to raise money and spirits for the Christmas season, ensuring the town of New Plymouth is festively decorated through a number of events beginning with a Thanksgiving dinner and continuing with a golf cart parade and a soup night complete with Santa Claus, singing and Junkanoo.

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BNT presents park proposals

The Bahamas National Trust held two meetings on Abaco to get feedback from the public in its proposal of two additional national parks to be established on Abaco. d’Shan Maycock, Lindy Knowles and David Knowles met with residents in Sandy Point on December 10 and in Marsh Harbour on December 11.

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Scientist explores fringe life in Abaco blue holes

Jennifer Macalady, a geomicrobiology research professor from Pennsylvania State University, is studying microbial life in Abaco’s blue holes and is getting a look back in time.

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Resident patches holes

Reg Patterson, weary of the potholes in Marsh Harbour’s roads, has decided to use whatever free time he has to fill some and hopefully bring a little relief to drivers.

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North Abaco congregates in Cooper’s Town for Tree Lighting

The Heroes Wall in Cooper’s Town was the backdrop for talent on December 14. Students of the Northern District came to Cooper’s Town and displayed their many gifts. They thrilled those in attendance with outstanding performances. The evening was a success thanks to the efforts of the North Abaco Administrative Office under the leadership of Neil Campbell.

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Homeowners “Freaked-out” after armed take-over of Orchid Bay

Homeowners at an Abaco resort/marina development were shocked and “a bit freaked out” after a representatives from Grant Thornton (Bahamas), backed by police officers, took over the offices of Orchid Bay removing the long-standing property managers on December 12, 2013.

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Bazaar opening welcomes Christmas Season

The official opening ceremony for the Tenth Annual Christmas Bazaar was held at 4pm under the theme ‘A Junkanoo Christmas’ with addresses coming from both the Members of Parliament for North and for Central and South Abaco.

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