Built of bullet proof, old-growth Abaco Pine, ‘Termite Terrace’ (as it is called) has defied not only the ravages of its namesake, but those of the many storms and hurricanes over the years. Today, in its pretty white paint and blue shutters, it oversees Guana Harbour from dead-center of the Old Settlement’s Front Street.
Members of the Hope Town District Council recognized Glenn Laing for his 18 years of service in local government at the Council meeting on August 20, 2016. He has represented Guana Cay in local government councils since its inception in 1996. A letter from MP Edison Key was read which …
The Guana Cay leg of the 2016 Bahamas Billfish Championship went off without a hitch last week, concluding with an exciting awards dinner at Sunsetters restaurant at Orchid Bay Marina where ‘Bamboo,’ owned by Bill Canida, took top honors. ‘Wave Paver’ (owned by Jr. Davis and captained by Russell Sinclair) and ‘Sandrita’ (owned by Kevin Fish and captained by Kyle Sherman) took second and third place, respectively.
In keeping with their desire to equally represent its three primary settlements, the Hope Town district Council held its November 24, 2015 monthly meeting in its Guana Cay office.
The Hope Town District Council held their monthly meeting at Man-O-War Cay where they took time to visit the sites of several port related matters, while also hearing presentations from a youth fitness group and Baker’s Bay.
The Guana Cay leg of the 2015 Bahamas Billfish Championship went off without a hitch last week, concluding with a raucous awards dinner at Sunsetters restaurant at Orchid Bay Marina where Jichi, owned by Luis Isaias and captained by Eugenio Lebron, took top honors. Wave Paver (owned by Jr. Davis and captained by Russell Sinclair) and Torta (owned by Joe Posillico and captained by Artie Meadows) took second and third place, respectively.
On April 11, Great Guana Cay had an island wide clean up organized by local government representative Glenn Laing, along with a small committee including Donna Sands, Jim and Kathy Alderman, and Lisa Sylvester Fadley.
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation held a town meeting on February 26 at the Anglican Parish Hall to publicly present their power expansion plans which include a submarine cable from the mainland of Abaco to an area near Baker's Bay on Great Guana Cay.
The Save Guana Cay Reef Association (SGCRA), which mounted a groundbreaking five-year legal campaign in opposition to the Baker’s Bay development, warned of serious implications for the surrounding reef – recognized as one of the best dive sites in the world – as well as for the rest of the previously unspoiled island. The group fears now that their predictions have come true.
In a brief but well-orchestrated ceremony on June 30 at St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town, the seven Council members of the Hope Town District Council were given the oath of office and immediately announced their unanimous choice for Chief and Deputy Chief Councillor. Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham conducted the ceremony with Methodist Minister, Rev. Marie Neilly, opening and closing the event with prayer.