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September, 2013

  • 25 September

    Senator Sawyer Defends Decision on Sweeting

    After Hope Town District Council Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting made public his employer’s change of policy regarding his time off to deal with local government matters, Senator Gary Sawyer, part-owner of Abaco Petroleum, defended his decision. The issue that precipitated the change came about when the Hope Town District Council received a cut to their budget and Mr. Sweeting held a press conference in in which he called the cuts “the biggest and gravest crisis since the inception of local government.”

July, 2013

  • 23 July

    Hope Town Council calls emergency meeting, sees drastic budget cut

    The Hope Town District Council, which is comprised of the communities of Elbow Cay, Man-O-War, Guana Cay and other surrounding cays, held an emergency public meeting on July 23. They announced their budget had been cut by roughly 27 percent. The cut renders the local government for the district impotent and unable to continue necessary services. The Hope Town District Council found this news, which was relayed to them the day before, disheartening. Chief Councilor Jeremy Sweeting said he and his council were indeed expecting cuts, but what they are faced with now is “the biggest and gravest crisis since the inception of local government.”