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Guy Fawkes Event Raises Money for Festival

The Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee had a large crowd and great participation for their annual Guy Fawkes Day event on November 8 at the basketball court in New Plymouth.

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Immigration Gains Additional Officers

The Department of Immigration received a much needed boost to their staff as four freshly trained officers were assigned to the Abaco office, starting duty on Monday, November 10.

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Illegal Building Demolished

Ministry of Works (MOW) began demolition of a two story home illegal constructed on the edge of the shanty town known as the Mudd on Friday, November 7 after several stop work orders were ignored over the span of a year.

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112 Spayed and Neutered

Spay and neuter clinics were held at Dr, Bailey's Island Veterinary Clinic October 24-26. These clinics are completely free to people who cannot otherwise afford to have their animals spayed or neutered and are invaluable in helping to reduce the number of stray animals on the streets. Unfortunately, owing to the extremely rainy weather on Friday, numbers of animals having surgery this time were down.

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Green Turtle Cay Fire and Rescue Service Receives New Equipment

The Green Turtle Cay Fire and Rescue Service received some much needed equipment as they had a Diesel Ambulance and Ford F-450 with dual axel arrive in early November.

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Oil Spill at Landfill: Water Table at Risk

Complaints were yet again received by The Abaconian on the excessive leakage of oil at the Central Abaco Landfill as pools of oil are forming on a section of the site near Snake Cay.

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Sports Complex Project to Commence

With the view to ensure Abaco and other family islands are equipped with the necessary facilities to prepare their athletes for the soon to be revitalized Bahama Games, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Dr. Daniel Johnson said that work will commence right away on the promised sporting complex in Central Abaco.

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DPM Visits North Abaco Port

About a week after work was stopped at the North Abaco Port project due to “environmental concerns” the Minister of Works and Urban Renewal, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis toured the site on October 22 noting that he expects work to continue “very soon.”

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Green Turtle Council Makes Stand

The Green Turtle Cay Council received a satisfactory compromise after making a stand when they learned that the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s only vehicle on the island was about to be relocated with no replacement in sight.

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Green Turtle Cay Getting Much Needed Infrastructural Works

During his visit to Abaco on October 22 the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal visited Green Turtle Cay to “have a look at the infrastructure there and to put that on the radar and on the drawing board.”

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