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Marsh Harbour Town Committee Discusses Library, Crossing Beach Parking and Sidewalk Projects

The Marsh Harbour Town Committee met on June 13, its final meeting for the 2017-2018 budget year. Most of the evening’s business was spent on applying remaining funds to community improvements. At the fiscal year end on June 30, any funds remaining are returned to the Treasury in Nassau. Government …

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North Abaco MP Addresses Budget Debate

Member of Parliament for North Abaco and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Darren Henfield, noted that the Government of the Bahamas must now do the “hard thing to mitigate and or fix the mismanagement of the previous Government.” Mr. Henfield said concerning the increase of VAT to 12 percent that “No …

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Marsh Harbour Public Library Holds Soft Opening

The Marsh Harbour Town Committee (MHTC) held a soft opening for the newly built Marsh Harbour Public Library with a view to a full opening later in the year. Committee Chairman Roscoe Thompson III opened the evening and welcomed the small group of guests. Mr. Thompson noted that the current …

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Murphy Town Local Gov’t Discusses Sun Oil Expansion, Town Cleanup and Independence Celebrations

Seven members of the Murphy Town Committee met on the evening of June 11. The meeting was overseen by Administrator Maxine Duncombe, the minutes recorded by Ramona Bethel. On the agenda were the revising of the minutes of March 26 which had not been approved as yet. Nothing of importance …

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Illegal Dumping Sites Discovered Along S.C. Bootle Highway

Recently, several illegal dumping grounds were discovered near the S. C. Bootle Highway. According to Sgt. 2098 Huqlin Mullings, persons are committing the illegal act of dumping their trash, furniture and derelict vehicles along the service road northeast of the Bahamas Government Complex that leads to the S.C. Bootle Highway …

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Town Meeting Regarding Sun Oil Fuel Container Expansion Invokes Strong Reactions from Residents

During a townhall meeting held the evening of Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the residents of Murphy Town discussed and reacted to the proposed addition of more fuel storage tanks by Sun Oil at the Shell location near Parker’s Landing. A panel of Sun Oil delegates, including the General Manager, Mr. …

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Marijuana Field Discovered Just South of Airport

Police in Abaco discovered a large marijuana field in the Marsh Harbor area on June 12. On Tuesday June 12, 2018 shortly after 12:00pm, officers of the Abaco District including Supt. Stubbs, Insp. Rolle, Insp. Burrows, Cpl. Dean and Cpl. Burrows acted on information and went to a bushy area …

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Marsh Harbour and Spring City Town Committee Holds Town Hall Meeting

The Marsh Harbour and Spring City Town Committee held a town meeting at the Anglican Hall on June 18 to discuss matters and concerns with the public. Town Committee Chairman, Roscoe Thompson III welcomed everyone and gave regrets over the late cancellation of the Shanty Town Task Force which was …

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Murphy Town Community Center Officially Opened During Homecoming Ceremony

The Murphy Town Community Center, located on Forest Drive, was finally dedicated after several years of construction during a formal ceremony patronized by two local officials, the Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for North Abaco, and Maxine Duncombe, Senior Island Administrator. The Community Center …

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MP Addresses Infrastructural Needs

During his contribution during the Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, Central and South Abaco MP James Albury noted that infrastructure remains the top need for his constituency. “Abaco has fallen behind infrastructurally without a doubt,” he said noting that throughout the “length and breadth of my constituency, you …

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