The Abaco Chamber of Commerce held a “Meet Your Candidate” event for both the North Abaco and Central and South Abaco constituencies where candidates answered a series of questions that were collected from residents.
It was universally accepted that Abaco does not get a fair share returned for what its economy contributes to the Treasury. It was conceded that more authority needs to be given local government.
Members of the community, the Abaco Chamber of Commerce and the Island Administrator came together on July 7 to get work going to correct a slate of long-standing issues that reportedly threaten to close the Marsh Harbour International Port. President of the Abaco Chamber, Vado Bootle, along with the Senior …
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.
The Abaco Chamber of Commerce held its Annual General Meeting on December 1, 2015 at Bliss Coffee shop. The primary item on the agenda was the election of the board of directors. Eleven had been nominated and were elected by default as that is the required number. The new board will meet on December 19 to choose their officers from within the eleven.
On June 22, 2015 the Abaco Chamber of Commerce along with the Marine Operators of The Bahamas, North Abaco MP Renardo Curry, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Royal Bahamas Police Force, Ministry of Tourism and other community stakeholders held a Boat Theft and Security Meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister in Marsh Harbour.
The Abaco Chamber of Commerce along with the Chamber Institute, a Division of the BCCEC, conducted a VAT Workshop before about 200 people from across Abaco who came out to hear details regarding the implementation, registration and compliance of VAT for businesses.
During a presentation at the Abaco Business Outlook Robert Myers, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation’s (BCCEC) chairman, said that poor compliance caused by corruption, limited accountability and a lack of enforcement, has resulted in the Bahamian formal economy paying a disproportionate share of the country’s taxes.
The Abaco Chamber of Commerce hosted the Chief Councillors Association of Abaco at a dinner at Mangoes Restaurant on February 13. The two groups are concerned with mutual problems affecting Abaco and felt it would be beneficial to discuss and work together on these. This meeting of the Chief Councillors was in keeping with the Local Government Act that mandates an island’s chief councillors meet together for the common good of their island.
On Jan 31 the Abaco Chamber of Commerce hosted the Abaco community to a meeting to discuss the upcoming Value Added Tax (VAT). It was held 7:30 pm at the Grace Gym in Marsh Harbour. The meeting was led by Chamber president, Dennis Lightbourne. This particular meeting was one of several that have been, and will be, organized by The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) and the Coalition for Responsible Taxation.