Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco held one of several planned town meetings for his constituency at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour on October 5, 2017 to hear residents’ concerns and issues for their community.
As I have stated before and will continue to say, our local government officials and members have proved to be among the most dedicated and effective in The Commonwealth. I look forward to building an effective and amicable working relationship with the new and returning local government members and councillors.
Sandy Point native Ruth Flowers was ratified as the Central and South Abaco candidate for the Democratic National Alliance on January 11.
James Albury was ratified as the Free National Movement (FNM) candidate for Central and South Abaco on December 21, 2016 at a FNM Central Council Meeting in Nassau. Mr. Albury was ratified alongside FNM candidate for Long Island, Adrian Gibson.
BIS The NHI Secretariat continued to meet with Bahamians across the archipelago with stops in Mayaguana, Abaco, Acklins and Crooked Island during the month of June, as well as engaging with stakeholder and travelling to South Africa for a bilateral exchange of information. Ms. Elizabeth Keju, NHI Consultant, Administration and …
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.
A community meeting was held on January 26 in the High Banks Firehouse at 6:30pm for residents of Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores. The meeting was very well attended. Presenters for the evening were Administrator for South Abaco Lavon Harris Smith, General Manager Ministry of Works, William Krezel, Superintendent of Police Kevin Mortimer, Superintendent Paul Farquharson of the CID Department and Mr. Poitier from Simmons Construction Company.
On February 15, twenty seven community-minded individuals completed a Bikeathon to raise much needed funds for the High Banks (Bahama Palm Shores) Fire House. The ride began at the High Banks Fire House at 9 a.m. and riders began arriving at the finish line at Sandy Point just a little over two hours later. Within the next 45 minutes all of the riders had finished.
October 17 was an historic day for Sandy Point. Their community library was officially opened. The library is named the 'Naomi "Virgie" Lightbourne' Community library in honour of the lady who has made a great impact on the betterment of the community throughout her long life. Although born in the nearby settlement of Crossing Rocks, Naomi Lightbourne moved to Sandy Point to begin her early education at the Sandy Point All Age School. It is stated that from the very first day of class she knew she was certain of her career path and knew her destiny would involve shaping the lives of others through education.
Two Bahamian men were arrested and charged before Magistrate Ancella Evans for Assisting Illegal Landing in connection with the Haitian Nationals who were found entering Abaco on Sunday October 5.