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New Culvert System Helps Restore Little Abaco Creeks

A culvert system connecting the settlements of Little Abaco (Wood Cay, Cedar Harbour, Fox Town, etc.) and Great Abaco appears to be nearing completion. The Little Abaco project was amended to be a culvert and not a full bridge with Waugh Construction awarded the contract in September 2016. Though no …

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Town Committee Ends Public Events at Domestic Port

Events that were once held at the Domestic Port in Marsh Harbour have been discontinued as the Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee dealt with security concerns as well as other complaints about the condition of the dock. While Town Committee Chairman Roscoe Thompson said he was unsure of whether …

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Phone Line Maintenance Concerns Hope Town Residents

Concerned residents in Elbow Cay have drawn attention to low-hanging and improperly installed phone lines in the North End of Hope Town. They claim that some of the lines have been hanging and exposed for years resulting in long-standing issues with call quality and service interruptions. Above: frayed wires hang …

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Forestry Reminds Residents to Acquire Permits

The Department of Forestry has recently had to deal with the illegal removal of ‘timber and non-timber items’ from the forest areas of Abaco, including rocks, according to Forestry Supervisor for Abaco, Terrance Rogers. Mr. Rogers said that he has recently received calls concerning the removal of thatched palms and …

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HTDC Hears Variety of Issues During August Town Meeting

During the regular monthly meeting of the Hope Town District Council the Council heard concerns from several persons on some sensitive issues while also dealing with their regular business. The meeting began with a moment of silence for Patricia Albury of Man-O-War who recently passed away; after which members had …

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Community Mourns for Local Boy Missing at Sea

On August 23, 2017, fifteen year old Dillon Albury left his home shortly before 8pm to visit a friend. Dillon left in his boat, a 15’ white Boston Whaler, to run a short distance from Marsh Harbour’s harbour to Pelican Shores. He would not reach his destination. Later that evening, …

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Man-O-War Public Dock Undergoing Repairs

Repairs are being made to the Lower Public Dock in Man-O- War as the Hope Town District Council allocated $13,550 for thirty feet of repair from funds which were left over at the end of the last budget year which ended in June. The District Council has implored various businesses …

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Suspected Suicide at Elbow Cay Lighthouse

Police in Abaco are investigating the death of a 41 year old male resident of Hope Town, Abaco, on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Reports are that shortly before 10:00am, police were called to the Hope Town Light House, where the lifeless body of a male was found unresponsive on the …

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Disaster Preparedness Meeting Addresses Departmental Concerns

A Disaster Preparedness Meeting was held to address the concerns of departmental heads at the Office of the Prime Minister on Aug. 23 with recently appointed Senior Deputy Family Island Administrator Maxine Duncombe chairing the meeting. Chief Superintendent of Police Kevin Mortimer was the first to outline several outstanding needs …

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MP Holds Town Meeting in MOW

MP James Albury, accompanied by Island Administrator Charles Moss, held a public Town Meeting on Man-O-War on July 27, 2017. This follows the mandate to all Members of Parliament by Prime Minister Minnis that MPs are to hold constituency meetings quarterly.

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