With close to 50 dogs residing at the Abaco Shelter, the eleven volunteers who run the facility day in and day out are in desperate need of additional volunteers to help with caring for the animals on a regular basis. These duties include cleaning bowls, feeding, cleaning, and administering medicine. …
The High Banks Volunteer Fire Service of South Abaco will be hosting a Bike-A-Thon on February 14th as a fundraiser for the department and the ongoing efforts of the volunteers to maintain their firefighting facilities
Fire destroyed a residence on the corner of Poppy’s Way and Don McKay Blvd. late in the afternoon on September 4 leaving a family of immigrants homeless. Three fire alerts came in quick succession at about 6 pm by phone and VHF radio that was a house near the BTC office, a fire in the Mudd and a fire near the police station.
This past May and June Professor Jean Golden of Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, brought 19 senior university students to Every Child Counts School (ECC) in Marsh Harbour. The students assisted in the classrooms and developed educational materials and newsletters for ECC. Before returning to Canada, the students were asked to reflect on what they learned and contributed to ECC, their main memory of Abaco and what suggestions they would make to improve the education of children with special needs in Abaco.
A Fundraiser held for the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue (BASRA), hosted for the first time by the Abaco Inn, was well supported by local residents and second homeowners during a black tie dinner event on January 19.
Recent fires have the Marsh Harbour Police and the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MHVFR) reminding the public that it is illegal to start fires without first obtaining permission from the local police station. On Monday, November 5 a couple small debris fires started up in the Haitian shanty town called The Mudd at about four in the afternoon and within a few hours there were as many as eight separate fires burning. Residents in the surrounding communities complained as the smoke stayed low and enveloped neighborhoods.