The Abaco Chamber of Commerce hosted their third quarterly Mix and Mingle in Elbow Cay on October 26, 2017 at Sea Spray Resort. The guest speakers for the evening were the Honourable Dionisio D’Aguilar – Minister of Tourism and Aviation; and Randy Butler – Sky Bahamas CEO. Min. D’Aguilar preceded …
On August 21 the Abaco Chamber of Commerce was invited by the Rotary Club of Abaco to make a presentation and fellowship with the Club members. Chamber president Vado Bootle was joined by several other members of the Abaco Camber – including Rotarian members who are a part of the …
The fourth Annual National Conclave was held by the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce in Nassau at the Bahamar Convention Center Wednesday and Thursday June 14 & 15, 2017 under the theme “Ease of Doing Business in The Bahamas”.
Aliv has recently become a corporate sponsor for the Abaco Chamber of Commerce offering the Chamber’s directors and membership benefits. Some of the benefits are obtaining an Aliv number/phone offering free calls from chamber to chamber members for one year, a free phone and two sim cards with a purchase of one of their packages. There was food and entertainment at the event.
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.
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.
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.
On Jan 17 the Abaco Chamber of Commerce hosted a US based Certified Public Accountant to discuss the new FACTA taxes and taxation regarding dual citizens (Bahamian/U.S.A) living in Abaco. The CPA, Scott Williams, is a long-time visitor to Abaco. Over 120 people came to the meeting, which was held at the Anglican Hall.
The directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce held an informative, interactive meeting on November 21 with Abaco’s three administrators: Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham from Central Abaco, Joshua Smith from South Abaco and Charles King from North Abaco.
A brief but informative meeting was held by Chamber director David Ralph and Parliamentary Secretary Renardo Curry on December 19. Mr. Ralph brought up various community concerns along with suggestions for possible remedies.