Since September 2012 a hydroponics farm based in Schooner Bay has provided local produce to market. Operating first as Lightbourn Family Farms, and, later in January 2015, as Driftwood Food Company, the farm has grown vegetables in an area of the 100 acre parcel of Crown Land known as The …
A meeting for persons of the entire South Abaco community (which includes Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point, Bahama Palm Shores, Schooner Bay, Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point) was held on February 26 in the Crossing Rocks Primary School. The goal of the meeting was for the South Abaco community to meet with persons from Schooner Bay Ventures Limited to discuss differences that had risen and make plans for the way forward.
Bahamian entrepreneurs and prospective investors were encouraged by a Bahamian resort owner at the Abaco Business Outlook to not be reluctant to invest in the family islands, touting the potential of small-scale resorts despite problems relating to lack of infrastructure. Dr. Keenan Larry Carroll, owner of the Sandpiper Inn at …
Children from Crossing Rocks and nearby communities participated in a four week Summer Program hosted at The Schooner Bay Institute of Art and Science. Classes were comprised of two groups, ages five through nine, and ages ten through fourteen. The objective of the program was to provide educational and enjoyable experiences through hands on activities.
The annual Harbourside Marine Bahamas Rotary Tuna Classic took place this year on June 5 & 6 with the usual five weighing stations located at the Green Parrot on New Providence, at Spanish Wells on Eleuthera, Clarence Town on Long Island, Freeport on Grand Bahama and Schooner Bay on Abaco.
Most of the Abaco artist community responded to the invitation extended by Schooner Bay to participate in its Arts and Crafts Festival, as over forty vendors gathered on the porch of the Black Fly Lodge and the lawn surrounding the harbour during the afternoon of April 25 to exhibit their creations.
The first guests of the hotel, located in Schooner Bay, were M/M Steve Smith from Long Beach, California who are return visitors to Schooner Bay and were in-house for 5 nights to join friends and family to celebrate a small wedding gathering that took place at the Schooner Bay Beach Cabana and with a reception/dinner at The Sandpiper Inn
Emancipation Day, August 4, was celebrated at Schooner Bay in South Abaco with a Cabana Fish Fry and top -spinning competition. Locals joined with visitors and second homeowners from Nassau and abroad to enjoy a day of fun and feasting.
Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Honorable Perry G. Christie has announced full government support, HEA approvals and start of vertical construction phase for a 100% Bahamian owned & operated boutique hotel located at Schooner Bay Village, South Abaco – slated to open in December of 2014, one that will employ more than 20 persons and generate more than $3 million alone in economic activity for South Abaco.
The first round of the 2014 RC Laser Tour of Abaco began the last Saturday of 2013. We were all invited for lunch at the recently opened Blackfly Lodge at Schooner Bay. The first battle of the day was to keep our lunch from blowing away. We all had burgers or wraps at the restaurant, all reasonably priced and open to the public. It is worth the drive and a nice afternoon outing to visit Schooner Bay.