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Prime Minister Acknowledges Need to Reduce Red Tape

While addressing the Bahamas Financial Services Board’s (BFSB) International Business & Finance (IBFS) summit in Abaco on March 19, Prime Minister Perry Christie acknowledged that the Bahamas must fix “broken systems that no longer serve our needs” in order to remain competitive in financial services and other international industries.

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Project Manager Claims NHI will be More Efficient

Dr. Delon Brennen, project manager for National Health Insurance (NHI) Bahamas, met with several heads of department on Abaco to discuss details about NHI at the Office of the Prime Minister on March 15.

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April 1, 2016 Police Report

Reports are that on Monday 28th March 2016, around 9:00pm, an off duty police officer while on Don McKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, at a parking lot, was accosted by a mask male armed with a handgun in an armed robbery attempt, the weapon was discharged which resulted in the officer receiving injuries. The culprit then made good his escape in nearby bushes. The officer was treated at the Marsh Harbour Clinic, with non-life threatening injuries and discharged.

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BAAA Officiates District Track & Field Meet

Iram Lewis, President of the Bahamas Amateur Athletic Association and a former Track and Field athlete who represented The Bahamas in the Olympics and other international T&F competitions, came to Abaco on March 4 to act as announcer in the District of Education Track & Field Meet. The association’s Secretary General, Mrs. Dionne Britton, also visited Abaco. She had filled the same position during the previous day.

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Rotary Blood Mobile Collects Life Saving Plasma in Abaco

On Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas Blood Mobile was in Abaco. Parked in Maxwell’s parking lot, a professional crew of phlebotomists collected blood from 10am to 3pm each day. They reported being very happy with the turnout from Abaconians.

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Royal Visit Met with Youth Rally

Their Royal Highness Prince and Princess Edward, Earl and Countess of Wessex, were on Abaco March 4, 2016 and visited the campus of Forest Heights Academy to recognize Abaco's four Governor General's Youth Award clubs. They were treated to dramatic and musical performances and a Junkanoo rush-out.

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Chamber of Commerce Meeting Addresses Schooner Bay Commons Land Discrepancy

A meeting for persons of the entire South Abaco community (which includes Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point, Bahama Palm Shores, Schooner Bay, Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point) was held on February 26 in the Crossing Rocks Primary School. The goal of the meeting was for the South Abaco community to meet with persons from Schooner Bay Ventures Limited to discuss differences that had risen and make plans for the way forward.

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Library Completion on Schedule for November

Work continues on the Marsh Harbour Library with the Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee looking forward to a November completion date if everything goes as planned.

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Clarity on Voter Registration Requirements 2016

Geoffrey McPhee, of the Parliamentary Registration Department, told “The Abaconian” the following is all that is necessary to register to vote according to the country’s Parliamentary Elections Act.

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‘Mother’ Pratt Visits North Abaco to Discuss Urban Renewal

With the aim to recognize the importance of a global, diverse economy and to encourage community expansion, Cynthia “Mother” Pratt, the Co-Chairperson of the Urban Renewal Commission, visited North Abaco at the end of February, 2016. She was joined by Shemel King, Secretary of the Urban Renewal Center Nassau Office, and Elder Leonard Brenne.

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