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Hole in the Wall Lighthouse is toured and assessed

Five people - Richard Cunningham with the Port Authority, David Knowles, Director of Parks for the Bahamas National Trust, Marcus Bethel, National Park Warden and two Hole in the Wall Lighthouse Restoration Committee members, Preston Roberts and Mirella Santillo - took a trip to the lighthouse on July 21 to make a preliminary assessment of what had to be done to the lighthouse and to the surrounding grounds to make it more accessible.

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New Technical Manager at BTC

The Bahamas Telecommunication Corporation is in the process of going through a few major changes. A new customer service location is being built and a new technical manager has been hired for a period of at least three years. On June 18, Trevor Turnquest moved from Grand Bahama to take-up the position of Bahamas Telecommunication Corporation Technical Manager for Abaco and the cays.

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Illegal Immigrants Caught Near Sandy Point

Acting on information received, Sandy Point Police captured 27 Haitian migrants in the area of the Hole in the Wall road just after seven in the morning on July 11. After receiving reports of suspected migrants coming out of the bush the Police investigated the area finding seven male and two female Haitian nationals. They appeared to have been dehydrated and were later taken for medical treatment in Sandy Point.

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“Stranded Naked” party kicks off Regatta

Good-natured people, excellent weather, and an abundance of food, drinks, fun and games were the order of the day at the 2012 Cheeseburger in Paradise Party held on June 29 at Fiddle Cay. Stranded Naked, as the party is also known, sponsor Bobb Henderson couldn’t agree more as he donned his Jimmy Buffet Hat before entering the water. Like him, everyone was glad to see that the remnants of Tropical Storm Debby had left The Bahamas just in time for the festive day.

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Central Abaco District Council

Over the course of two meetings held on June 28 and July 4 the Central Abaco District Council discussed property issues and agreed on budget allocations for the new fiscal year 2012/2013 for the three townships that make up the council. The new budget received by the Council is unchanged …

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Abaco central High School’s Principal to leave Abaco

After two years as Principal of Abaco Central High School in Murphy Town, Arthur Jones is being posted back on Grand Bahama. In a final interview before he leaves Abaco, the principal recalled the challenges he has faced upon taking over control of the large high school ( 603 students …

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Toastmasters receive awards at ceremony

On June 28, Toastmasters’ Abaco Lighthouse Beamers members and guests were invited to attend the 2011-2012 Night of the Stars Awards Ceremony at the Conch Inn. Distinguished Toastmaster and incoming President for 2012-2013 – Jamaro Thompson – opened the meeting. The first item on the agenda was the Table Topics …

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Will Bethel Fundraiser

Many persons came out in support of a variety of events, which included a fun run/walk, a softball game, a cook out and an auction, held to assist with the ongoing medical expenses of the late Will Bethel. The day’s events began with a walk/run at 7am and featured prizes …

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St John’s Anglican Church Annual Fair

The Anglican Church’s tenth annual fair was held on June 30 in front of the Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. The fair weather over Marsh Harbour that day allowed people to patronize the event that had attractions for all age groups. The attendance was not as high as in previous …

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Rotary Holds 2012 Turnover Service

The Rotary Club of Abaco held its turnover dinner on June 30. The Jib Room was the venue for the function which attracted many of the club members and their families. Past President, Jo-Ann Bradley passed the torch of power for the year 2012-13 to the new President, Dwayne Wallas. …

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