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New MHVFR Fire Chief Lays Out Brigade’s Goals

On Dec. 10, a press conference was held at the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Rescue (MHVFR) Brigade to introduce Sarone Kennedy as the newly elected fire chief. His appointment as fire chief took place on Dec. 6.

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FNM Ratifies Central / South Abaco Candidate

James Albury was ratified as the Free National Movement (FNM) candidate for Central and South Abaco on December 21, 2016 at a FNM Central Council Meeting in Nassau. Mr. Albury was ratified alongside FNM candidate for Long Island, Adrian Gibson.

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Abaco MP at Center of National Political Upheaval

Speculation and rumors abound after the historic, seismic event lead by Loretta Butler-Turner in the House of Assembly last week, defrocking Dr. Hubert Minnis as Her Majesty’s Leader of the Opposition, and many questions in the aftermath.

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National Geographic Researchers, Bahamian Scientists and Local Students Explore Abaco Blue Holes

From December 3 – 19, some of the world’s top explorers and scientists in their fields were on-island to map out and research Abaco’s mysterious and beautiful blue holes. A large part of their visit has also been spent conducting educational outreach to students of Abaco.

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Florida Manatee Decides it’s Better in The Bahamas

A Florida manatee known as “Washburn” has made history by being the first manatee that researchers have actively tracked as it crossed the Gulf Stream and arrived in the Bahamas. Scientists from the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) confirmed the pregnant manatee is now swimming in the waters of the northern Abacos near Grand Cay.

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Spay/Neuter Clinics See Increase in Participation

Volunteers gathered on the grounds of Friends of the Environment on the weekend of November 18, where the large covered porch and a separate room had been made into a temporary Spay and Neuter clinic.

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Unresolved Issues Continue to Nag at Hope Town Council

During the opening remarks of the Hope Town District Council’s regular monthly meeting Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting took a moment to remember former council member Tony Albury of Man-O-War who recently passed away, and a moment of silence was observed.

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Prime Minister Opens 13th Annual Christmas Festival

As a much-anticipated event each year, the 13th Annual Abaco Christmas Festival attracted hundreds of people to BAIC Park on Dec. 3.

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Treasure Cay Marina Manager Hunts Down Stolen Boat

A 34-foot SeaVee center console sport fishing boat, worth $140,000, stolen on Tuesday November 22 from Treasure Cay, Abaco, was recovered in Nassau, thanks to the prompt action and dedication of an Association of Bahamas Marinas member.

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Haddasah Outreach Ministry Empowerment (H.O.M.E.) to Empower Single Women

Launching under the theme – “Revitalizing Me” – Hadassah Outreach Ministry Empowerment (H.O.M.E.) cordially invited the Abaco community to attend its first general gathering at the Anglican Parish Hall on Dec. 3.

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