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Green Turtle Club holds Staff Appreciation Party

On September 3, the Green Turtle Club on Green Turtle Cay held an awards ceremony for its hardworking and long-serving staff. Twenty staff members that night received awards for their service ranging from ten to forty years. The successful hotel and marina has been a popular tourist destination for over 50 years. The event was held at Bluff House Beach Hotel, the cay's other hotel, and ensured a night off from work for all the staff at the Club. With honorable guests and speakers including Min. Ryan Pinder, the Club's owner, Adam Showell and representing the Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Outten, the night doubled as a farewell to its General Manager, Lynn Johnson.

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New Administrator for South Abaco introduced

Joshua Smith arrived to take up the office of Administrator for South Abaco on July 15 having previously enjoyed two years and eight months as Island Administrator for Crooked Island. “Abaco is larger and there are more people than Crooked Island so there is obviously more work to do but I have been warmly welcomed by the friendly people here and I’m enjoying it very much and looking forward to serving the people of South Abaco,” stated Administrator Smith. Mr. Smith’s first posting as an Administrator was in 2009 to Crooked Island. This followed a six-month period of training in Nassau and then some time working alongside the Administrator in West Grand Bahama. Mr. Smith is no stranger to Abaco since during his many years of work with the Ministry of Works and later as Chief Estate Officer for the Ministry of Education he frequently travelled to Abaco to inspect schools. He was also responsible for the building of schools, one of which was Man O War Cay School in the early 90s.

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Counterfeit Money Circulating

A report from Inspector Terecita Pinder, press liaison officer in Grand Bahama, is warning the public to be on the lookout for fake Bahamian $100 notes which police have been discovered in circulation at a number of businesses.

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Min. of Education revisits schools to examine repairs

The Honourable Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, said that when they visited Abaco a few weeks ago they were concerned about some structural issues at Abaco Central High School, and he wanted to ensure that they were addressed.

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Thirty-three Haitian nationals caught at Hole in the Wall

Haitian nationals discovered at Hole in the Wall

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Final Sailaway Fundraiser attracts crowds

On August 12 the Sailaway beach party was held at Baker’s Bay. The event is organized by the Sailaway Committee and this year it benefitted Friends of the Environment and the Rotary Club of Abaco. The proceeds which are raised by the sale of hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages and t-shirts go to benefit the organizations. Volunteers from both organizations, along with other individuals, staffed the booths for hours. This was the tenth and final Sailaway.

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Man stabbed at club in Haitian community

According to police officers at the Marsh Harbour Police Station, a stabbing occurred at Club Perfect, which is located in The Mud on August 9. The incident took place at 11:30 p.m. Police reports indicate that the victim approached the suspect about money that he owed to him. When the suspect refused to return the money, it resulted in an altercation between the two men. As a result, the victim was stabbed in the chest – the stab just narrowly missing his heart.

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Minister for Investments visits two Abaco developments

The Honourable Khaalis Rolle, Minister for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister, visited Abaco on August 10 to assess some of the investment opportunities that are currently available on Abaco. He began his tour with Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club to see how their project has progressed over the years and to see what opportunities are available there.

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Craw fish Season Update

One month after the start of the crawfish season the consensus among the fishermen seems to be the same from one end of the island to the other: the crustaceans are in slightly less number than last year. However, there is the report of a fisherman from Mount Hope who brought home over five hundred pounds of fish on the first day.

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ABACO DISTRICT BACK TO SCHOOL MESSAGE 2012/2013

With a renewed sense of commitment to the children of the Abaco District in particular and by extension those of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, I greet you on the threshold of yet another exciting year; one that holds great promise for our children.

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