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Major Lighthouse Repairs Underway

The Hope Town Lighthouse is undergoing extensive repairs, carried out by Bahamians  trained to do the specialized work (above) with oversight from the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS). The expensive diamond glass is currently being replaced – it is meticulous work made more strenuous by the dizzying height. ERLS carried …

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Airport Renamed During Ceremony

In a ceremony of historic significance and meaning on July 7, the recently built Marsh Harbour International Airport was renamed after one of Abaco’s most iconic sons of the soil as World War 2 hero Leonard M. Thompson was posthumously honoured. Born in Hope Town in 1917 young Mr. Thompson …

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Administrator and Chamber of Commerce Head-Up Overdue Port Repair and Cleanup

Members of the community, the Abaco Chamber of Commerce and the Island Administrator came together on July 7 to get work going to correct a slate of long-standing issues that reportedly threaten to close the Marsh Harbour International Port. President of the Abaco Chamber, Vado Bootle, along with the Senior …

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Sale of Abaco Heritage Quilt Raises $5,000 for Green Turtle Cay’s Albert Lowe Museum

By Amanda Diedrick A colourful quilted wall hanging featuring wild horses, candy-striped lighthouses, curly-tailed lizards and fourteen other iconic elements of Abaco history was recently auctioned off to benefit the Albert Lowe Museum. Though offers on the quilt were received from throughout the Bahamas and the U.S., Green Turtle Cay …

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Crawfish Season Reminders

Jeremie Saunders, Senior Department of Marine Resources Supervisor on Abaco, urges craw-fishermen to follow the laws regarding the spiny lobster season in The Bahamas as we near the start of the 2016/17 season. Mr. Saunders said he has recently had to deal with a number of crawfish traps that have …

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National Geographic Grant to Document Underwater Cave System in Abaco

The underwater cave system in the Abacos will be extensively documented thanks to a grant from the National Geographic Society. The global nonprofit group will partner with Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) through the University of Miami, to provide the Bahamian government with a comprehensive map of the area. …

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Murphy Town Committee Meets in June

A short meeting of the Murphy Town Committee was held on June 13. Beside the Island Administrator Mr. Charles Moss, present were Glen McDonald, Paul Curry, Matthew Claridge, Don Bootle, the Chairman Gilbert Davis and the Secretary, Mona Bethel. On the agenda were updates on the construction of the Community …

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Concern Arises Over Location of Dumpsters in Mudd Community

Plumes of smoke could be seen billowing from two burning dumpsters in the community of the Mudd last week. According to former resident Frankie Fleuridor, this has been happening over the past 14 months and the major concern is that it poses a health hazard for residents particularly children. He …

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Social Services Distributes Over 300 Pre-Paid Cards in Abaco

More than 300 qualified recipients of the Department of Social Services Food Assistance Programme in North, Central and South Abaco received their Visa Pre-Paid Cards during ceremonies held at the Central Abaco Primary School here in Central Pines, Abaco, Monday, June 27.

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Marsh Harbour Port Deficiencies Being Addressed; Director Denies Allegations that Port’s ISPS Status Will Be Revoked

Rumors that the Marsh Harbour International Port had failed to comply with International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, and was in danger of losing its international status if not brought into compliance within four months, were denied by Port Director Captain Cyril Roker.

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