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Design Work Mostly Completed for Infrastructure Improvements in Elbow Cay and Marsh Harbour; Budget Concerns and Timing Hamper Progress

Minister of Works, the Hon. Desmond Bannister, visited Abaco on February 8 and 9 to review infrastructural concerns with a view to soon address major roadworks on Elbow Cay and the mainland. Mr. Bannister said he looked at two very serious situations; the Stink Pond area of S. C. Bootle …

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Guana Hosts District Council

In its continuing effort to better represent the three settlements in its district, the Hope Town District Council conducted its routine, monthly meeting on Guana Cay (as opposed to Elbow Cay where the majority are held) on January 18, 2018. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting noted that slightly more than $760,000 …

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PM Vows No More “Band-Aid” Solutions to Shantytown Problems

After conducting a walking tour of the fire that destroyed over 50 homes and displaced about 170 people in the shanty town known as the Mudd, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said that the government would not continue to use “band-aid” solutions but seek to “solve the problem.” After touring …

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Inaccurate Property Tax Bills Stun Landowners

Central and South Abaco MP and Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, James Albury told concerned stakeholders that “every measure is being taken” to resolve the “ludicrous” property tax bills creating worries for Abaco and other Family Island economies. Mr. Albury noted that the government has conceded that the …

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Over Fifty Homes Destroyed as Congestion and High Winds Stoke Early Morning Blaze

Fifty-five homes were destroyed in an early morning blaze in the shantytown known as The Mudd on Sunday, January 28, 2018 leaving over 150 people without a home. According to Chief Superintendent Kevin Mortimer, officer in charge of the Abaco district, the Police were notified of a fire around 6:15am …

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National Museum of The Bahamas Opens First Natural History Exhibit

On January 3, 2018, the National Museum of The Bahamas / Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation (AMMC) officially opened its first natural history exhibit to an audience of scientists, government officials and environmental stakeholders. The culmination of over a decade of research, the exhibit highlights the rich history of discovery, …

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8th Biennial Abaco Science Alliance Conference Presents Years of Research in the Field

Friends of the Environment hosted its 8th Biennial Abaco Science Alliance Conference (ASAC) on Jan. 4-5 at New Vision Ministries. The aim of the conference is to raise awareness about the importance of our environment, and to encourage more research in The Bahamas by using the findings in management decisions …

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Recently Appointed Local Min. of Works Director Addresses Highway Problems

Some local roads have been improved over the last couple of years in certain areas of Abaco. But while driving northbound towards Treasure Cay or southbound from the airport roundabout to Casuarina it is impossible not to notice the many potholes and ripples on certain portions of the highways that …

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Jan 15, 2018 Crime Report

Firearms and Failure to Clear Customs Two Americans were arrested for failing to clear customs in Abaco, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) reported on January 4. According to the RBDF, officers learned that a boat had docked at a private residence in Marsh Harbour, Abaco without clearing customs on …

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Bodies Found

Police are investigating two badly decomposed bodies which were discovered shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday, off the S.C. Bootle Highway in Abaco, police said. Police received information that a body was seen in an area near Treasure Cay. When officers searched the area, they found two bodies in the …

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