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Body Found in Bustic Bight Area

A gruesome discovery was made on Sunday, July 15, when a resident and some family members were in the area of Bustic Bight hunting for hogs and they found a body wrapped in a sheet through a track road. Police were alerted and upon investigation discovered the body of a …

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Cephas Cooper Bids Farewell to Abaco

On July 14 previous Senior Island Administrator Cephas Cooper was honoured in a special going-away dinner held at Abaco Beach Resort. Mr. Cooper, originally from Cooper’s Town, has been Abaco’s Senior Administrator for several years. The dinner party marked his last weekend as Abaco’s Administrator before he headed to Rock Sound, Eleuthera to take up administrative duties there.

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Labour Department plays major role in Bahamian economy

Ernest Rolle recently replaced Veronica Nairn as Abaco’s newest Labour Officer at the Labour Department. In his 14-year tenure, he has also served as an inspector. A brief history of the Labour Department revealed that its main function was to initially provide recruitment of Bahamians for employment as agricultural workers in the United States.

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Major plans on the horizon for the maritime industry

The field of Maritime Science has great opportunities for employment in the Bahamas. It is important, however, that students are preparing themselves to receive these jobs as they become available. Dr. Cleare spoke to parents and students involved with the maritime camp about some of the positions available in the field and some of the lucrative salaries. She told them that captains of yachts make $1000 per foot. She told them that once they work on a ship they would work in three month intervals-three months on and three months off. She further explained that there are also opportunities for husbands and wives to work on ships too.

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Meetings focus on sustainability of lobster fishery

Although The Bahamas has a sizeable lobster industry, the country must prove that the industry can satisfy the demands for local consumption as well as for foreign or trade consumption. It was a statement that was emphasized by Edison Deleveaux, deputy director of the Department of Marine Resources, at two meetings held for fishermen in Fox Town and Sandy Point on July 19 and July 20, respectively. He added that we must ensure that our resources are stable, and that we must control illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. In a nutshell, everything concerning the lobster fishery must be compliant with all Bahamian laws.

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Hole in the Wall Lighthouse is toured and assessed

Five people - Richard Cunningham with the Port Authority, David Knowles, Director of Parks for the Bahamas National Trust, Marcus Bethel, National Park Warden and two Hole in the Wall Lighthouse Restoration Committee members, Preston Roberts and Mirella Santillo - took a trip to the lighthouse on July 21 to make a preliminary assessment of what had to be done to the lighthouse and to the surrounding grounds to make it more accessible.

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New Technical Manager at BTC

The Bahamas Telecommunication Corporation is in the process of going through a few major changes. A new customer service location is being built and a new technical manager has been hired for a period of at least three years. On June 18, Trevor Turnquest moved from Grand Bahama to take-up the position of Bahamas Telecommunication Corporation Technical Manager for Abaco and the cays.

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Illegal Immigrants Caught Near Sandy Point

Acting on information received, Sandy Point Police captured 27 Haitian migrants in the area of the Hole in the Wall road just after seven in the morning on July 11. After receiving reports of suspected migrants coming out of the bush the Police investigated the area finding seven male and two female Haitian nationals. They appeared to have been dehydrated and were later taken for medical treatment in Sandy Point.

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“Stranded Naked” party kicks off Regatta

Good-natured people, excellent weather, and an abundance of food, drinks, fun and games were the order of the day at the 2012 Cheeseburger in Paradise Party held on June 29 at Fiddle Cay. Stranded Naked, as the party is also known, sponsor Bobb Henderson couldn’t agree more as he donned his Jimmy Buffet Hat before entering the water. Like him, everyone was glad to see that the remnants of Tropical Storm Debby had left The Bahamas just in time for the festive day.

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Central Abaco District Council

Over the course of two meetings held on June 28 and July 4 the Central Abaco District Council discussed property issues and agreed on budget allocations for the new fiscal year 2012/2013 for the three townships that make up the council. The new budget received by the Council is unchanged …

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