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Opening ceremony held for Credit Union’s Business Complex

Teachers and Salaried Workers Co-Operative Credit Union Ltd. opened its Central Pines Shopping and Business Complex on April 11. Built by Woslee Construction, the $15 million complex will house a number of restaurants and a fast food chain, movie theatre, food store, clinic, bakery and retail stores.

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Green Turtle Council responds to Gillam Bay criticism

Members of Green Turtle Cay District Council responded to a fellow council member’s criticisms of an ongoing beach restoration project stating that the facts don’t bear out his position.

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North Abaco Town Planning hears development dispute

The North Abaco Town Planning Board held a special meeting to discuss plans before them from Treasure Sands Club and to hear objections from Abaco Defenders on the proposed plans.

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North Abaco man charged with setting fire

Local volunteer fire services in Abaco achieved a small, but significant victory as a North Abaco resident was charged with damaging and endangering property by the willful and negligent use of fire on April 14 in the Magistrates Court.

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CHEC engages Bahamian firm for $39 Mil North Abaco Port

Chinese Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has engaged the expertise of Bahamian Engineering firm Caribbean Coastal Services Ltd. (CCS) as the $39 million project moves one step closer to ground breaking in North Abaco.

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Is the Airport Open Yet? : Part IX

Although government stated that they were eyeing the end of April for a possible soft opening for the Leonard M Thompson International Airport, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis revealed that the opening could be delayed as late as the end of May.

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Spay and Neuter Clinic fixes 200 animals

Approximately 200 animals were spayed and neutered during the Spay and Neuter Clinics held on April 25, 26 and 27. While a few of these were cats, the majority were dogs. This service was absolutely free and several community members who could not otherwise afford the charge brought in their dogs. However, most of the animals were stray potcakes brought in by volunteers who spent the three days catching stray animals.

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Marsh Harbour residents say “Enough!” to unsightly parking problem in town

Local town beautification activists have secured permission from property owners and the support of local police and Town Council in preventing illegal and unsightly parking in the Marsh Harbour area. Recently signs have been posted in certain green areas alerting motorists that parking is not allowed. Flyers were also placed in car windshields alerting drivers that after April 21 cars would be towed. According to one concerned citizen, illegal parking is just one part of the issue. The appearance of Marsh Harbour is being degraded, and this is an extra serious problem for Abaco considering tourism is the driving industry. “They're destroying all efforts we make attempting to keep our downtown area looking nice.” Prior to the “No Parking” signs and subsequent enforcement, the area of Marsh Harbour from the stop light to Memorial Plaza would be littered with parked vehicles: mostly commuters going to work in Guana Cay. An alarming amount of trash was also being generated in these areas adding to the decline in the areas’ appearance. Efforts to tow vehicles and preventing the illegal parking appear to be working. The areas of concern are less congested and motorists are beginning to get the message that vehicles are not welcome on the lawns and there will be enforcement of the rules.

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Abaco’s new Port Admin to oversee department overhaul

Technically trained as a maritime professional, Williams became Abaco’s new Port Administrator two months ago. The prior Port Administrator, Leeland Russell, was on secondment from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) and is now retired.

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Community volunteers aim to keep Little Abaco clean

For more than six months The Urban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Community Center has been planning ways to bring positive change to Little Abaco. Under the leadership of Center manager, Bishop Ken Carroll, the Center was able form a group of volunteers from the community. The group is called: “Cleanliness is Next to Godliness.”

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