I was interested to read in the Abaconian (Feb. 15th) that the Heads of Agreement for the Abaco Club’s current owners, Southworth Development, was “heavily negotiated for several years”. When one looks at Southworth’s wish list for this HOA, presented to Government in April, 2014, one can see why it took so long.
Tom Southworth, vice-president of development for Southworth Development, the Abaco Club’s main owner, said that the September 2, 2016, Heads of Agreement signing “had nothing to do” with either the marina permitting or Responsible Development for Abaco’s Judicial Review.
The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic is high on the Web.com leaderboard with several PGA golfers raving about their experience at the event.
Abaco is soon to host its first-ever official PGA Tour-sanctioned event. The Web.com Tour, in conjunction with The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and bd Global, LLC, announced that The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic will be held at The Abaco Club the week of January 19-25, featuring a 132-player field and $600,000 purse, with the winner receiving a $108,000 first-place prize.
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay’s General Manager, Casey Counseller, along with Cameel McDonald, Executive Assistant, recently distributed backpacks and school supplies to 7th grade students on the island of Abaco including Moore’s Island.
Seeking to fulfill their obligation to hold public consultation The Abaco Club at Winding Bay held a meeting in Cherokee on June 27 along with officials from government agencies to present their final plans and address any issues, concerns or questions raised by the public.
In a letter to the government David Southworth, Principal of the Abaco Club at Winding Bay sought to quash the fears of locals of the community of Little Harbour as he confirmed that no dredging will take place in relation to their proposed marina/docking facility.
The Prime Minister announced during the recent presentation of the budget debate that, thanks to VAT, the country has cut its deficit substantially. That’s great; however deficit does not mean our debt – which continues to grow with vigor. It grows because spending continues to outpace what we collect in tax at the expense of the private sector which, Mr. Christie admitted, grew much slower than expected.
Please allow me space in your paper to add my two cents to the issue of Little Harbour and the current effort to exclude new arrivals.
Environmental activists have threatened the Abaco Club at Winding Bay with a legal challenge to an expansion project that “will completely alter the character” of one of the island’s most picturesque communities.