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September, 2017

  • 1 September

    HTDC Hears Variety of Issues During August Town Meeting

    During the regular monthly meeting of the Hope Town District Council the Council heard concerns from several persons on some sensitive issues while also dealing with their regular business. The meeting began with a moment of silence for Patricia Albury of Man-O-War who recently passed away; after which members had …

  • 1 September

    Abaco Welcomes New Island Administrator

    Abaco’s newly appointed Senior Deputy Family Island Administrator, Maxine Duncombe, was appointed on Aug. 21. She spent her early years in Cooper’s Town attending Cooper’s Town Primary School, and later Cooper’s Town High School, which is now known as S.C. Bootle High School. “It is where I got my grounding,” …

  • 1 September

    Man-O-War Public Dock Undergoing Repairs

    Repairs are being made to the Lower Public Dock in Man-O- War as the Hope Town District Council allocated $13,550 for thirty feet of repair from funds which were left over at the end of the last budget year which ended in June. The District Council has implored various businesses …

  • 1 September

    Disaster Preparedness Meeting Addresses Departmental Concerns

    A Disaster Preparedness Meeting was held to address the concerns of departmental heads at the Office of the Prime Minister on Aug. 23 with recently appointed Senior Deputy Family Island Administrator Maxine Duncombe chairing the meeting. Chief Superintendent of Police Kevin Mortimer was the first to outline several outstanding needs …

August, 2017

  • 11 August

    August Central Abaco District Council Meeting

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    The Central Abaco District Council met on August 3, 2017. It is being allocated $1,378,00 for its annual budget. Twelve percent of that amount was withheld and will be given to the Council only if its shows that it would be used for justifiable expenses. Additionally $500 was deducted as …

July, 2017

  • 13 July

    Hope Town District Councilors Sworn In

    The Hope Town District Council held a formal swearing in ceremony on July 4, 2017 at the Hope Town Community Center where Jeremy Sweeting was returned as Chief Councillor, with newly elected John Pinder II serving as the new deputy.

  • 13 July

    Central Abaco District Council and Related Committees Sworn In

    The Central Abaco District Council, along with the related Town Committees from Dundas Town, Murphy Town and Marsh Harbour, were sworn in on July 3 at the Government Complex, and completed at a second meeting on July 5.

June, 2017

  • 30 June

    2017 Local Gov’t Election Results

    The Green Turtle District Council is made up of completely new faces to local government and they appear to be the first group to have met and set their Chief and Deputy Councillors in place with Giselle McIntosh being elected from her peers to be the Chief Councillor and Wayne Reckley serving as Deputy Chief Councillor along with Wade Cash, Micheal "Mickey" Sawyer and Neil Lowe.

  • 14 June

    What is Local Government

    As voters go to the polls on June 22 to elect persons from their community to serve through local Committees and Councils it would be good to review what local-government is.

April, 2017

  • 5 April

    Town Planning Approves 20 Applications for $3.9 Million 

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    This volume of applications for one month speaks well for Abaco’s growth with Bahamians and their bankers viewing the economy in a positive light.