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AMMC to oversee the restoration and maintenance of lighthouses

During a two day meeting held in Hope Town between key people involved in the maintenance of Abaco lighthouses it was decided that the lighthouses of The Bahamas would be placed under the jurisdiction of the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC). Representatives of government agencies, such as the Port Authority, The Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation and The Bahamas National Trust, were joined by local stakeholders for the meeting.

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Pathfinders’ event seeks to close in on $200,000

Abaco Pathfinders held an auction event on March 22 at the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay on March 22. The event, which was well attended by second-home owners, aimed to raise funds for the scholarship foundation. Ten students were selected this year by the committee, each with their own struggles which they have overcome and each excelling to a level that demands recognition. Without the Pathfinders’ scholarship it is unlikely that either of the ten would be able to attend college.

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Second Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend makes a splash

The weekend opened on Friday afternoon with a 1-mile open water swim, sponsored by BTC, in which 25 participants entered the water at the beautiful Treasure Cay beach in Abaco. The out and back course attracted athletes as young as 8 and old as 76, and all skill levels from competitive swimmers to recreational snorkelers. The gorgeous Abaco weather allowed for a fast course, with Peter Wagner being the first swimmer to finish, defending his 2012 title with a time of 25:32. The first female was Abaco local Christina Pyfrom, just thirteen years old, in a time of 28:01. A young competitor, Ryan Knowles, managed to complete the swim in full clothing after forgetting her swimsuit, proving that determination and effort can overcome adversity.

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Work continues at Abaco Community Health Facility

On March 14, local pastors and members of the Abaco Christian Council were given a tour of the Abaco Community Health Facility by Alan Sharpe of Coastline Construction (Abaco) Ltd.

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Forest fires affect several communities

A recent spate of forest and bush fires on various areas of Abaco have caused damage to farm areas and blanketed communities in heavy smoke for several weeks.

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Cay Topics celebrates ten years

On Tuesday, March 19 Cay Topics, which centers around bringing in interesting speakers and serving delicious dishes, celebrated its ten year anniversary in Hope Town. The event was ably conducted by Tom Hazel and his staff at the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay. The Speaker for the event was Anthony …

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Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament adds Ultra Champ Competition to 30th Annual Celebration

The Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament (TCBT) will celebrate its 30th anniversary June 1-7, 2013 at beautiful Treasure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort, Abaco, Bahamas. Known for its great fishing, excellent value and fun social events, the world-class competition attracts teams from around the world.

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High Banks Art and Craft Show displays talent

Approximately twenty talented folks of Bahama Palm Shores held their first ‘High Banks Art and Craft Show’ on March 15 in the High Banks Fire House. It was well attended by family and friends from the area who were astonished at the diversity of talents exhibited by their neighbours, which included many second home owners as well as locals.

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NOVA Southeastern University offers graduate classes on Abaco

Representatives of NOVA Southeastern University held a presentation during the evening of March 12 for adults interested in continuing education, more specifically in obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

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Reef Ball raises money for environmental cause

The Marsh Harbour Reef Ball took place on March 2 at the Jib Room. Celebrating Twenty Five years of environmental education, Friends of the Environment made sure the event was one to remember. With a silent auction, a vibrant live auction and the rocking sounds of local band “Suppa Time” the Reef Ball was a delight to many.

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