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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

    Cherokee Town Meeting Highlights Improvements Residents Seek

    With twenty persons in attendance, Mrs. Jackie Estavez, Chief Councillor for South Abaco District, opened the meeting and a prayer was given by the Secretary, Ms. Davis.  The new South Abaco Island Administrator, Donald Rolle, was introduced and he addressed the audience saying he was there to hear about the …

  • 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 …

October, 2017

  • 6 October

    Town Committee Ends Public Events at Domestic Port

    Events that were once held at the Domestic Port in Marsh Harbour have been discontinued as the Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee dealt with security concerns as well as other complaints about the condition of the dock. While Town Committee Chairman Roscoe Thompson said he was unsure of whether …

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 …