The Department of Forestry has recently had to deal with the illegal removal of ‘timber and non-timber items’ from the forest areas of Abaco, including rocks, according to Forestry Supervisor for Abaco, Terrance Rogers. Mr. Rogers said that he has recently received calls concerning the removal of thatched palms and …
Built of bullet proof, old-growth Abaco Pine, ‘Termite Terrace’ (as it is called) has defied not only the ravages of its namesake, but those of the many storms and hurricanes over the years. Today, in its pretty white paint and blue shutters, it oversees Guana Harbour from dead-center of the Old Settlement’s Front Street.
After several years of planning and overcoming obstacles timber harvesting company Lindar Industries is building inventory and hoping to start providing a growing product list to the local Bahamian market by mid-April this year.
The class-room training of prospective forestry officers that took place in the evening of January 30 was followed by two on-site demonstrations in the forest located in the Treasure Cay area, across and north of the airport. It was followed by a similar exercise on January 31 in the forest near Spring City and on February 1 again in North Abaco.