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Sudden death reported on Abaco

A 60-year-old Haitian male died suddenly on September 16 around 12:45 p.m. According to Supt. of Police Noel Curry, it was reported that a male known to reside in both The Mud and the Hope Town community was brought to the Hope Town Government Clinic.

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Center for Continuing Education & Extension Services holds successful Open House

Following the appointment in August of Dr. Chervon Mackey-Morley as the new coordinator for College of The Bahamas on Abaco, an open house was held to provide information to interested persons. To the amazement of the organizers, a lot more people than anticipated (approximately sixty) attended the function that took place at St. John’s Anglican Church Parish Hall on the evening of September 18.

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Marsh Harbour Town Committee

In a very brief meeting on September 12, members of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee met and discussed dock repairs and elected a new member to represent the committee at Central Abaco District Council meetings.

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Ingraham Addresses Real Estate Association

Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham spoke to the Real Estate Association of Abaco on the Planning and Subdivisions Act on September 13 outlining the importance policy and legislation for orderly town planning. He told the audience that Abaco is growing and developing and that environmental protections are needed as many areas of land contain protected wetlands and pine trees.

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Murphy Town September Committee Meeting

The Murphy Town Committee meeting held on September 13 was the first since May, postponed in June and July because of the transfer of Administrator Cephas Cooper to Eleuthera and the arrival on Abaco of new Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham.

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Abaco Central High School holds first PTA meeting of the 2012-2013 School Year

It was standing room only for the first Parents-Teachers Association’s meeting that was held on the evening of Thursday, September 20. The meeting was opened by the PTA President, Soluke “Luckie” Innocent and was soon underway as Dr. Lenora Black, always challenging and encouraging, urged parents, guardians and administrators to embrace the time their children spend in school because it is a time of growth and development.

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Hope Town District Council

Despite promises of removal, a local freight barge remains on a Guana Cay beach since being stranded there during Hurricane Irene in August 2011. The council has determined that they will seek directions from the Attorney General’s office as they look to have the barge moved. Baker’s Bay submitted plans for a garbage incinerator for approval. The incinerator will be primarily for the resort; however, they are open to handling some community waste. The plans have already been approved by the Ministry of Works and Department of Environmental Health.

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Forest Heights Academy students excel at national exams

The administration of Forest Heights Academy expresses their congratulations to the teachers, staff and students for another excellent year of improvements. Students receiving A’s in the BGCSE were up eighteen percent over last year.

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S.C. Bootle to invest heavily in education

S C. Bootle High School’s new school year is off to “a roaring start,” according to Principal Huel Moss, and the entire staff and student body are excited about the prospects of a successful year. The school currently has twenty three teachers with an additional eight new teachers joining them for the 2012-2013 academic year.

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Multiplying Potholes Causing Grief

Residents grow more and more weary of dodging potholes on Central Abaco’s main roads – Don MacKay Blvd. and Elizabeth Drive which joins into Bay Street – as after every rain shower the size and quantify of holes to avoid. During a drive through of these roads on September 12, significant (more that twelve inches wide and at least one inch deep) potholes numbered close to 100 and several areas had large clusters that required vehicles to slow significantly or switch lanes to avoid.

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