I was interested to read in the Abaconian (Feb. 15th) that the Heads of Agreement for the Abaco Club’s current owners, Southworth Development, was “heavily negotiated for several years”. When one looks at Southworth’s wish list for this HOA, presented to Government in April, 2014, one can see why it took so long.
Tom Southworth, vice-president of development for Southworth Development, the Abaco Club’s main owner, said that the September 2, 2016, Heads of Agreement signing “had nothing to do” with either the marina permitting or Responsible Development for Abaco’s Judicial Review.
Abaco is soon to host its first-ever official PGA Tour-sanctioned event. The Web.com Tour, in conjunction with The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and bd Global, LLC, announced that The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic will be held at The Abaco Club the week of January 19-25, featuring a 132-player field and $600,000 purse, with the winner receiving a $108,000 first-place prize.
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay’s General Manager, Casey Counseller, along with Cameel McDonald, Executive Assistant, recently distributed backpacks and school supplies to 7th grade students on the island of Abaco including Moore’s Island.
Environmental activists have threatened the Abaco Club at Winding Bay with a legal challenge to an expansion project that “will completely alter the character” of one of the island’s most picturesque communities.
The Abaco Club at Winding Bay, recently acquired by Southworth Development, LLC in partnership with a group of home owners, hosted a media familiarization weekend at the property to show off what the Club presently offers and share the plans of what is to come.
On Feb. 22, 2015 you wrote a letter to the Association of Little Harbour Property Owners stating that you intend to proceed with your marina project "without additional consultation with Little Harbour." The justification you offered was that certain ALPHO members have over-dramatized effects of the project and based remarks on things they knew to be untrue. I'm glad you were careful enough to qualify your statement with "certain ALPHO members" because I am certain your statement does apply to everyone in Little Harbour.
David Southworth, the new owner of the Abaco Club at Winding Bay, met with residents of Little Harbour on January 8 to discuss his plans to put dockage and other facilities in the harbour community.
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay officially changed ownership on December 11. Southworth Development, and international developer of residential resort communities, purchased the property along with an association of Winding Bay homeowners. Marriott Vacation Worldwide Corporation was the previous owner.
In under a month the Government of The Bahamas will make its final decision regarding the sale of The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. This was according to Minister of State for Investments Khaalis Rolle who spoke at the 2014 Abaco Business Outlook.