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July, 2018

  • 11 July

    48th Abaco Anglers Fishing Tournament Adds Charity Recipients

    The Abaco Anglers Fishing Tournament took place between April 19-28, 2018.  The tournament is open to all ages, including a juniors’ category, with proceeds going to local charities every year. This year was the tournament’s 48th annual. The tournament had a great turnout as anglers competed for top prizes. Despite …

November, 2017

  • 29 November

    19th Annual Big Hill Boxcart Derby Crowns New Queen

    The 19th Annual Big Hill Boxcart Derby was held on Elbow Cay on November 25, 2017. According to the organizers it was a huge success that benefitted Hope Town Primary School, Abaco Swim Club and Hope Town Junior Sailing. This year had the largest amount of junior participants in the …

  • 1 November

    Following Completion of Work in Town, North End and Dune Roads Remain Worrisome

    While recent roadworks have been completed within the historic part of Hope Town, patching a rough area that was seen to be hazardous, there is concern about other roads which have been long neglected by Central Government. Hope Town District Council member and resident, Don Cash said the joint effort …

October, 2017

  • 6 October

    Phone Line Maintenance Concerns Hope Town Residents

    Concerned residents in Elbow Cay have drawn attention to low-hanging and improperly installed phone lines in the North End of Hope Town. They claim that some of the lines have been hanging and exposed for years resulting in long-standing issues with call quality and service interruptions. Above: frayed wires hang …

August, 2017

  • 11 August

    MP Hears Concerns During Series of Constituency Meetings

    On August 2, 2017 James Albury, Member of Parliament for Central / South Abaco, met with constituents in Hope Town to hear about the concerns affecting them in their township and in Abaco generally. Roughly 50 people were in attendance and met in the new St. James Hope Town Community …

April, 2017

  • 13 April

    Tour of Lighthouse Reveals Steady Restoration Progress

    As we approach the imposing structure, which rises 180 feet above ground, two workmen, Jackson Blanche and his brother Christopher Dean, were stripping the brass astragals that frame all the glass windows. After replacing the glass and caulking it, they will re-install the heated glass in a way that it will be sealed to keep moisture out. The astragals will be screwed back around the glass and seal also.

March, 2017

  • 29 March

    Stiff Winds and Competition for Homer Lowe Regatta

    The 26th Annual Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta was held March 25-26 in Hope Town, sponsored by the Abaco Rage Sailing Syndicate and Hope Town Junior Sailing. The event attracted 28 sailors from six different islands and cays, including Grand Bahama and New Providence.

  • 29 March

    Music Feeds the Spirit at the March Cay Topics Luncheon

    Punctuated with hilarious stories describing his experiences at the Academy, Dr. Talley challenged the audience with his insights about the role of music in our lives, our communities and our society. Music is a measure of a healthy culture, he offered, and it infuses every aspect of our lives.

  • 29 March

    Barefoot Black Tie and Diamond Glass Gala Dinner Thanks Lighthouse Donors

    At the entrance of the Lighthouse, the crowd gathered. Kent LeBoutillier, Lisa Ballard, Lory Kenyon, Annie Potts and Phyllis Drori stood on the top stairs, in front of a red ribbon. Kent LeBoutillier had constructed a wooden stand and had one of the diamond glass panes erected on it for display.

  • 3 March

    Road Traffic Amendments Discussed for Hope Town

    Controller of Road Traffic, Ross Smith, along with Senior Road Traffic Officer Mark Ingraham, spoke to a small group of concerned citizens concerning the proposed Road Traffic Regulations amendments for the historic village of Hope Town on February 23 at Hope Town Harbour Lodge.