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.
During a visit to Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club on April 23, Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that the Club would soon be creating over 250 jobs for Bahamians both in Abaco, and across the country.
Anglers Greg Smith and Dan Stacy had a great three days of fishing for Team Blue Sky to win the Guana Cay Championship. The 56’ Viking from Pawley’s Island, South Carolina released three blue marlin, one white marlin and one sailfish to clinch victory in the first leg of the 2014 Bahamas Billfish Championship series. Team Blue Sky released fish each day to earn a total of 2100 points and put them in the lead for the 2014 Bahamas Billfish Championship.
The Hope Town District Council met on Saturday, August 31 to tackle the business of the communities of Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town including the final plans for a community library and concerns over the transportation of waste to the mainland. Members of the Council expressed consternation at holding the meeting on a Saturday which the Chief Councillor, Jeremy Sweeting, explained was out of his control stating that his employer had decided to not allow him to have time off for Council meetings.
George “Barefoot Man” Nowak made his second appearance in Abaco for the year. The popular performer conducted his Summer concert at Nippers on Guana Cay during July 19 -20. This particular concert was considered by many attending to be one of the more fun and relaxed of the more than decade long series. “Chantal” a possible Tropical Storm that threatened around the time of the concern, but ended up fizzling out, drove away some boaters. But those that remained for the concert thoroughly enjoyed themselves.