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August, 2016

  • 10 August

    Chamber Addresses Heads of Departments

    Abaco Chamber President, Vado Bootle, addressed the quarterly Heads of Department meeting on July 29, 2016, that was chaired by Administrator Charles Moss. After his introduction, Mr. Bootle explained the Chamber’s desire to assist government departments in making their contacts with the public an easier, more business-like encounter. Examples were …

  • 10 August

    Boat Thefts Breaking Our Heart and Keeping Us Away

    Dear Editor, Regarding the theft issue in The Abacos…It’s been becoming quite a topic of conversation in South Florida, and because of it I decided this summer that I would take my boat elsewhere for the safety of my family. I have a few friends and colleagues whom decided to …

  • 10 August

    From the Editor’s Desk: Bare Bones

    How did we get to the middle of August so quickly? Just last week we were working on the January 1 issue of The Abaconian – and now we’re half way to Christmas. And speaking of Christmas we, the good people of Abaco, have received some gifts along the way …

August, 2013

  • 8 August

    From the Editors Desk: Weathermen

    Bahamians are a tough, hardy people. Before tourism we lived exclusively by what we could catch, grow and salvage. Our ancestors survived storm after storm. Droughts, diseases, crop failures, Spanish raids and the age of piracy: we survived it all. We weathered many natural hurricanes. But it seems it is the hurricanes we are creating for ourselves that might do us in. The hurricane of poverty, both financial poverty and intellectual poverty, robs us of our will despite of, and in the face of, the true richness of this nation. The hurricane of failing education leaves our youth incapable of solving tomorrow’s problems. The hurricane of crime belittles us. These hurricanes and many more are converging to form a perfect storm.

May, 2013

  • 30 May

    Iva Duncombe honoured at Retirement Luncheon

    The Department of Local Government held a Retirement Luncheon on May 21 in honour of Iva Duncombe at the Prime Minister’s Office in the Government Complex. Mrs. Duncombe dedicated more than 30 years of service, and was employed by the government since the Board of Works was in existence.

January, 2013

  • 11 January

    Marsh Harbour Airport opening shifts to Mid-2013

    James Edgecombe, partner in FES Construction Company, called a recent meeting with Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin and relevant agencies “fruitful” and indicated that they are hopeful that the Marsh Harbour International Airport Terminal will be completed by mid-2013.

September, 2012

  • 18 September

    Central Abaco District Council

    The Central Abaco District Council voted to forward their favor of a boat storage facility to be located in the area of Snake Cay as they conducted business during their meeting on August 30. Council members reviewed and discussed an application that is before the Foreign Investment Board (FIB) for Bahamas Boat Storage, a sailboat storage yard to be located at Snake Cay. The applicants said they had received approval of their plans by insurance companies as a hurricane safe design and would allow boats to remain in Abaco throughout the hurricane season.

  • 18 September

    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.

August, 2012

  • 31 August

    Government departments relocate to administrative complex

    The end of August kept government workers busy as they bid farewell to their former offices and exchanged them for the newer, more modern facilities located at the Abaco Government Complex. Offices like the National Insurance Board (NIB) have been at their previous location for close to 4 years.

  • 31 August

    Administrator Preston Cunningham returns to Abaco

    Administrator Preston Cunningham took up post on Abaco again on July 18 during a Changing-Over Ceremony with former Senior Island Administrator Cephas Cooper. Born on Crooked Island, Cunningham’s public service career began at the age of 14 when he began teaching at an all-age school on Long Cay.