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HTDC April Meeting

The Hope Town District Council met on April 19 to discuss the business of the district and review port, licensing and town planning matters. During the meeting Stafford “Capt. Plug” Patterson and Mike Jones from Hope Town requested the Council’s support of a tour business idea. They proposed to purchase …

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Bahama Palm Shores Celebrates Fire Service’s Tenth Year

The spirited community of Bahama Palm Shores (BPS) held a celebration during the evening of March 24 to mark the High Banks Volunteer Fire Service’s tenth anniversary and to thank all the people who participated in the bike-a-thon fundraiser held in February. The event took place on the grounds and …

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Paranormal Experts to Investigate Power Plant Haunting

Abaco had a rough start to 2018 with several prolonged power outages during the early months. This has yielded concerns from citizens worrying about how bad the summer months will be considering they usually mark difficulties. Having apparently exhausted every standard approach to fixing the power company’s ails, an outside …

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Administrator Heads First Shanty Town Action Task Force Committee

The first meeting of the Shanty Town Action Task Force (SATF) for Abaco commenced on March 23 at the Office of the Prime Minister. Heading the meeting as chair was Senior Deputy Family Island Administrator Maxine Duncombe, who explained that the purpose of the meeting was to give structure to …

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Min. Holds Meeting on Shanty Town Settlements

MP Dion Faulkes, Minister of Labour, visited five of Abaco’s shanty towns briefly on March 18, 2018. He then held a meeting with about 20 heads of Abaco’s various governmental departments that might be part of solutions that government expects to put in place. His presentation focused on the general …

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Minister Addresses North Abaco Concerns During Budget Debate

An Excerpt from The Honourable Darren A. Henfield Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament  North Abaco during the Mid-Year Budget Performance Debate delivered in the House of Assembly March 19, 2018:   Mr. Speaker, I now turn to my North Abaco Constituency, the people of which I strive …

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Min. of Works Touches on Upcoming Projects, BPL and Shanty Town Settlements

The Following is an Excerpt from the Hon. Desmond Bannister During the Mid-Year Budget Debate Regarding Abaco-Specific Projects Mr. Speaker … I will touch on a short list of some of the critical projects that we will focus on in the upcoming year: We will budget for roadworks to create …

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Hope Town District Council Meets on Guana Cay

Honouring its mandate to share the venue for its monthly Council meetings, the Hope Town District Council held its March meeting on Guana Cay on March 26, 2018. A major decision by Council members was awarding license plates for 35 additional self-drive rental golf carts to Guana Cay and 25 …

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Misery Continues with Frequent Power Outages

Frustrations and questions continue for Abaco residents as scheduled outages are followed by delayed restorations and other outages with little communication from Bahamas Power and Light (BPL). On March 1 and again on March 12 BPL announced lengthy power outages for installations and repairs of different items, giving fair warning …

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MPs Host Meeting Discussing National Insurance, Power Supply, Dump Sites and Shanty Towns

A Town Meeting was held at the Central Abaco Primary School in Dundas Town on March 9, 2018. The Hon. Brensil Rolle, Minister of State for Public Service and National Insurance, was the guest speaker who told the audience about a new computer system in place at National Insurance. The …

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