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Contract Signed For Highway Repairs

The Government officially signed a $4.5 million contract with Bill Simmons Construction & Heavy Equipment co. Monday, February 25 to resurface the dangerous six mile stretch of Ernest Dean Highway south of the Airport Roundabout. During the ceremony for the contract signing Minister of Works Desmond Bannister said The Cabinet …

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Minister Updates Stink Pond Road and Elbow Cay Dune Repairs

During an official signing ceremony for $4.5 million roadworks on Ernest Dean Highway, Minister of Works Desmond Bannister took time to update the progress of the culverts at Stink Pond on SC Bootle Highway and the status of future work on the Dune Road on Elbow Cay. Mr. Bannister noted …

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Marine Resources Christens New Boat for Use

In an official ceremony held at the Da Blue Hole in Marsh Harbour a new vessel was christened by the Minister of Marine Resources and Agriculture for use by Abaco’s Department of Marine Resources in patrolling the waters of Abaco. Minister of Marine Resources and Agriculture, Michael Pintard attended the …

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Local Government Reacts to Concerns as Ferry Saga Continues

While concerns continue to mount in Marsh Harbour over the operation of Bahamas Fast Ferries (BFF) from the Public Dock and the return traffic congestion into the township, the company has stopped working on their proposed parking lot. Roscoe Thompson, head of the Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town Committee, and a …

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Dozens Perish Off Fowl Cay

Hundreds turned out to fill the Enoch Beckford Auditorium on Carmichael Road on Sunday, February 10, to pay respect those migrants whose lives were lost at sea when the boat they were on sunk near Scotland Cay in Abaco. About 22 bodies were eventually identified by family members in the …

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Twelve Hour Power Outage Result of Component Failure

Consumers across Abaco experienced a 12-hour power outage on January 27 as Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) carried out repairs on a failed Air Compressor at the Wilson City Power Station. While there was silence on the outage from BPL throughout the day, residents were kept abreast of the repair …

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Town Hall Discusses Cannabis Decriminalization

Members of a Commission expecting to report research and public opinion on the legalization or decriminalization of Cannabis in The Bahamas held a town meeting seeking suggestions from the public on what they feel the way forward is. The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana (BNCM), co-chaired by Quinn McCartney and …

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Seven Charged with Illegal Landing

Seven Haitian nationals pled guilty to illegal landing in Marsh Harbour Magistrates Court on January 24 and were ordered to pay a $300 fine or serve one-month in prison. The Haitian migrants were picked up during a Bahamas Immigration Department and Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) joint operation which took …

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Prime Minister to Deny Use of Public Dock Over Ferry Furor

In response to public outcry, Local Government Objections and videos circulated on social media, the Prime Minister has informed local authorities that the Union Jack public dock in Marsh Harbour will not be allowed to be used for the proposed Bahamas Ferries service to Baker’s Bay. A source shared that …

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North Abaco Port Continues to Languish

While questions remain concerning the status and opening of the North Abaco Port Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells announced the government is exploring building a major port in Mayaguana. While speaking at the Bahamas Engineers, Architects and Allied Professionals’ (BEAAP) stakeholders forum at the British Colonial Hilton, …

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