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Marsh Harbour Government Clinic Still Facing Challenges

Two patients attending the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic last week Tuesday said that they were told that only emergency patients would be dealt with. The patients were instructed to return to the clinic the following day.

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Cherokee Dump Ordered Closed

Amidst environmental and health concerns surrounding the Cherokee dumpsite, a Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) representative instructed the South Abaco District Council to “immediately shut down” the site and relocate waste disposal for the area.

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Bahamas Striping Renews Commitment to Road Safety

The Bahamas Striping Group of Companies (BSGC) is ensuring that the traffic fatality victim count in 2016 will begin to decrease.

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12,000 Acres Ready to Lease on Abaco for Agriculture

A number of leases for acres of land designated for agricultural use in Abaco and several family islands were signed by the Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources on Friday, January 15, 2016 as they work toward the goal of Improving food security in The Bahamas.

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Abaco to Get New Weather Radar

Hoping to strengthen the country's weather tracking services, Department of Meteorology Director Trevor Basden said the government is planning to purchase at least three additional "state of the art" Doppler weather radars for approximately $18 million with one to be placed in Abaco.

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High Banks Firehouse Annual Bike-A-Thon

The High Banks Volunteer Fire Service of South Abaco will be hosting a Bike-A-Thon on February 14th as a fundraiser for the department and the ongoing efforts of the volunteers to maintain their firefighting facilities

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Queen Conch Assessment Concerning

At the Friends of the Environment’s Abaco Science Alliance Conference, Candice Brittain, researcher at the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI), spoke on a surprising find regarding juvenile conch in the Schooner Cays area off South Eleuthera; still concerns about population numbers exist.

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Manatee Movements in Abaco and The Bahamas

Felice Knowles, researcher with the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization (BMMRO) spoke at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference on January 7 about the movement patterns of West Indian Manatees (Trichechus manatus) in The Bahamas.

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Abaco Bottlenose Dolphin Populations Declining

During the Friends of the Environment’s Abaco Science Alliance Conference on January 8, Diane Claridge of Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization (BMMRO) spoke of concerns of declining population numbers of the Atlantic Bottlenose Porpoise in the Abaco area.

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Mangrove Die-Off in the Marls Attributed to Several Factors

Ryann E. Rossi of North Carolina State University gave a presentation on, “A Closer Look at the Mangrove Die-Off in The Marls.” Rossi first defined what a mangrove is, and listed the benefits of mangroves in terms of being a nursery habitat for marine life, land accretion and carbon sequestration.

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