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August, 2018

  • 7 August

    Hope Town Council Meets

    Members of the Hope Town District Council were dismayed when they met on July 24 that Nassau authorities have not taken more interest in arranging for filling the three vacant Council seats, two for Elbow Cay and one for Man-O-War. They will send a letter to the newly appointed minister …

  • 3 August

    Marsh Harbour Township Fields Complaints Regarding BAIC Park Concerts

    Residents of the Marsh Harbour Township are continuing to voice displeasure over open air concert events that are taking place at the BAIC (Bahamas Agricultural Industrial Corporation) Park which they say rattle their windows and keep them up until the early hours of the morning. Marsh Harbour / Spring City …

July, 2018

  • 11 July

    Flag Raising Ceremony Sets Tone for Bahamas’ 45th Independence Celebrations

    The Central Abaco Independence Committee under the leadership of Senior Deputy Family Island Administrator Maxine Duncombe organized a Flag Raising Ceremony at the Bahamas Government Complex on July 6. Rachael Johnson proved to be an outstanding moderator as she ensured that all participants fulfilled their respective roles allowing the program …

June, 2018

  • 27 June

    Marsh Harbour Town Committee Discusses Library, Crossing Beach Parking and Sidewalk Projects

    The Marsh Harbour Town Committee met on June 13, its final meeting for the 2017-2018 budget year. Most of the evening’s business was spent on applying remaining funds to community improvements. At the fiscal year end on June 30, any funds remaining are returned to the Treasury in Nassau. Government …

  • 27 June

    Marsh Harbour Public Library Holds Soft Opening

    The Marsh Harbour Town Committee (MHTC) held a soft opening for the newly built Marsh Harbour Public Library with a view to a full opening later in the year. Committee Chairman Roscoe Thompson III opened the evening and welcomed the small group of guests. Mr. Thompson noted that the current …

  • 27 June

    Murphy Town Local Gov’t Discusses Sun Oil Expansion, Town Cleanup and Independence Celebrations

    Seven members of the Murphy Town Committee met on the evening of June 11. The meeting was overseen by Administrator Maxine Duncombe, the minutes recorded by Ramona Bethel. On the agenda were the revising of the minutes of March 26 which had not been approved as yet. Nothing of importance …

  • 27 June

    Marsh Harbour and Spring City Town Committee Holds Town Hall Meeting

    The Marsh Harbour and Spring City Town Committee held a town meeting at the Anglican Hall on June 18 to discuss matters and concerns with the public. Town Committee Chairman, Roscoe Thompson III welcomed everyone and gave regrets over the late cancellation of the Shanty Town Task Force which was …

December, 2017

  • 18 December

    Council Holds Final Meeting for 2017

    In their final meeting for 2017 on December 7, members of the Central Abaco District Council expressed frustrations over many issues within their three townships: Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. The Council invited guests to discuss some of these problems. They included Kimbilee Wells of Environmental Health, building …

November, 2017

  • 15 November

    Aim For More Autonomy in Local Government Announced

    Minister of Transport and Local Government, Frankie Campbell, encouraged local government to think outside the box and aim for more autonomy while Central Government will seek to leave more revenue collected locally in the district. “Inadequate funding is the cry throughout the government services and it’s not unique to local …

  • 5 November

    Hope Town District Council Holds Meeting in Man-O-War: Capital Funds, Cell Tower and Other Items Top Agenda

    The Hope Town District Council held its monthly meeting on October 4 in the Man-O-War Primary School to discuss routine matters. The Council feels it can represent its constituents better by meeting in the various settlements. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting announced that the district would be getting $20,000 in capital …