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Hope Town Community Center Ground Breaking Ceremony Excites Community

On a beautiful morning, Monday, April 6 at 11:30am, members of the community gathered in Hope Town at the site of the new St. James Community Center to officially launch construction of a long-held dream, now to become reality.

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Boat Thefts Alarm Residents

Boat Owners and residents are expressing concerns about the unusually high amount of boat thefts occurring this year in the area of Abaco and the Northern Bahamas in general.

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Crossing Beach Project Restores Area

The Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town Committee has completed a project to restore and enhance the Crossing Beach area providing a nicer environment for locals and visitors.

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Solar System to Power Friends’ Frank Kenyon Research Centre

The grand opening of Friends of the Environment’s Frank Kenyon Centre for Research, Education and Conservation will take place on April 30. As construction continues, the anticipation mounts as FRIENDS staff members look forward to this great milestone and the positive and lasting contributions the Centre will bring to Abaco.

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Opposition to Little Harbour Marina Continues to Mount

In the midst of considerable excitement, The Abaco Club at Winding Bay finally changed hands on December 11, 2014 as Southworth Development purchased the property along with an association of homeowners as well as plans to inject several hundred million in improvements to the property over the next five to seven years.

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Abaco’s Chief Councillors Convene

The Local Government Act requires that all of the chief councillors of an island with two or more districts work together for “the common good of their island.” Four of Abaco’s chief councillors met on March 25, 2015, to discuss common issues faced by the island’s seven local government districts. Two deputy chief councillors also attended.

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Hope Town District Council Meeting: March 12

The Hope Town District Council met on March 12 to deal with a variety of matters including town planning, port authority and more.

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Bahama Palm Shores Hosts Community Meeting: Roads, Crime & Reduced Budget

A community meeting was held on January 26 in the High Banks Firehouse at 6:30pm for residents of Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores. The meeting was very well attended. Presenters for the evening were Administrator for South Abaco Lavon Harris Smith, General Manager Ministry of Works, William Krezel, Superintendent of Police Kevin Mortimer, Superintendent Paul Farquharson of the CID Department and Mr. Poitier from Simmons Construction Company.

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Deputy Prime Minister Views Road Work

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal, Philip Brave Davis, made a brief visit on March 11 to inspect ongoing road works in the Central Abaco area.

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Man Arrested for Assisting in Illegal Landing

A 52 year-old male resident of the shanty town known as the Mudd was arrested on March 21 for assisting in the illegal landing of sixty-one illegal immigrants on Saturday shortly after 2:00 am.

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