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SAFA members hold elections, visited by BAIC officials

South Abaco Farmer’s Association (SAFA) members held their monthly meeting on Jan. 30 at the Dundas Town Burial Society. The meeting was attended by a team of Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) officials in the absence of Arnold Forbes, BAIC’s executive chairman.

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Abaco Science Alliance promotes research on Abaco and around The Bahamas

After a mix-and mingle formal opening with cocktails and hors -d’oeuvres at Friends of the Environment Education Center, held in the evening of Thursday January 16, the 2014 Abaco Science Alliance’s first presentations started at approximately 9:30 on the following morning.

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Bahamian Group seeks to purchase Abaco Club at Winding Bay

A Bahamian group, headed by Dwight Smith, is seeking to purchase the Abaco Club at Winding Bay as part of a nearly $500 million Bahamian capital development project with big plans.

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Works demolishes illegal building

The Ministry of Works, with police escort, demolished a recent illegally built home in the shanty town known as the Mudd after the builder ignored stop work orders, finished building and moved in.

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Presentation from Burns House to Love Rush Junkanoo Committee

On Feb. 3, Chantelle Sands, manager of Burn’s House Abaco Office, presented a cheque to Wynsome Ferguson and Ruth Saunders of the All Abaco Junkanoo Committee, at the Government Complex.

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Airline opens direct flight to Hope Town

After a test run last year, Tropic Ocean Airways, partnering with IJet Charters, landed a seaplane full of U.S. journalists in White Sound Harbour. The Ft. Lauderdale based airline is beginning twice-weekly regular flights directly to Elbow Cay starting Feb 14. Customs and Immigration will be available at the Abaco Inn to greet and clear passengers.

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Art for the Parks supports Abaco’s natural history

This year's ‘Art for the Parks’ marked the fifth anniversary of the collaboration between the Abaco Beach Resort and the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) in support of the national parks of Abaco. The event began on January 25 with a gala cocktail reception providing art lovers with the opportunity to preview all of the work and meet with the artists and artisans in a social atmosphere.

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Evening of Elegance raises funds for BASRA

The Abaco branch of the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) held their annual Evening of Elegance fundraising dinner and auction on January 25 at the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay. BASRA is a volunteer organization that is committed to providing emergency services and saving the lives of distressed boaters and airmen in The Bahamas.

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Road work to resume after drill approvals

Ongoing road works will commence this week as Bill Simmons Construction & Heavy Equipment Company Ltd. have received approvals to continue with the drilling of drainage wells and re-paving works.

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Abaco suspect charged with two counts of homicide

Police in Abaco on Sunday, January 26, 2014, charged Pedro Dean, alias “Stitchie,” of Murphy Town, Abaco with two counts of Murder.

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