I wish to thank the recently elected Board of Directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce for their confidence in having elected me to serve in the capacity of President.
Born and raised in Dundas Town, Trevor Newbold, son of Delgarno Newbold, took advantage of opportunities and is now pioneering a new venture in his native home in bio based polyols.
Sami Teittinen, CEO of Silver Airways, and Amy Valcik, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Silver Airways, visited Green Turtle Cay on Friday, December 19. Mr. Teittinen and Ms. Valcik met with Adam and Sarah Ann Showell , owners of the Green Turtle Club, along with their Sales Manager, Molly McIntosh, to discuss how they could each better support each other in business development.
According to the Department of Marine Resources and local commercial fishermen, the 2013 crawfish season has been disappointing with some seeing as much as a fifty percent reduction based on last year’s opening. Assistant Fisheries Superintendent Wayne Cornish says while they don’t have an analysis of the crawfish season thus far as yet, he noted that from what he has heard and seen from fishermen in the Grand Cay area that there were very low returns during the first few weeks but they have since seen a slight increase in recent weeks.
It is twenty years since Nick Maioulis first began to investigate the amazing properties of the neem plant and its significant health benefits. He then took his first steps towards establishing the neem farm by germinating seeds in a nursery. Today there are 6,200 neem trees on his 120 acre farm in South Abaco and the seeds from the farm are processed into a wide range of products in the Abaco Neem production center in Marsh Harbour.
United Abaco Shipping and Marsh Harbour Shipping became Abaco Shipping when the two companies merged in 2004. In business since the mid- nineteen seventies, the two companies have catered to the shipping needs of Abaconians with the help of ships such as the Margarita I, the Margarita II, the Duke of Top Sail and the Duchess of Topsail, only to mention a few.
Government is studying legislation to foster and encourage small and medium businesses in the country. Recognizing that over 80 percent of businesses in The Bahamas fall in this category and that collectively these businesses are the country’s largest employer, government wants to see more persons enter into business and succeed.
Communication is absolutely key to conducting business in the twenty-first century and a local businessman who recently relocated his business from Nassau has found reliable communication a hard thing to come by in Abaco.
BTC, in an effort to reach out to its business customers, organized a complimentary breakfast for invited guests on March 1. Present from BTC were CEO Geoff Huoston, Marlon Johnson – VP of Marketing and Communications, Gershan Major – VP of Channels and Marketing, and many others among BTC’s “Enterprise Team.” The breakfast was held Below Decks at Abaco Beach Resort.
Islands By Design Ltd. (IBD), a small Bahamian consultancy business, has opened their doors in Abaco providing environmental, marine engineering, and project management along with over thirty years of experience in The Bahamas.