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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Raises $4,200 for Rotary Club of Abaco

The Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Abaco team spent a portion of their office holiday celebrations on Dec. 7 ringing the bell to raise money the Rotary Club of Abaco. “This holiday season was such a special time for our company,” said Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s International …

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Tourism Minister Holds Town Hall Meeting in Marsh Harbour

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar held a town meeting at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour speaking about the future management of the airport and other topics related to his portfolio. Mr. D’Aguilar opened with the report that tourism is doing “exceptionally well; tourism is doing exceptionally well …

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Marinas and Maritime Industry See Substantial Uptick

While addressing Abaconians at a town meeting in Marsh Harbour, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar noted that while overall tourism numbers were up, marina operators were seeing an exceptional rise in business. Noting the damage to the Eastern Caribbean caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Mr. D’Aguilar said …

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Abaco Chamber Hosts Small Business Incubator

The Abaco Chamber of Commerce hosted a Town Hall Meeting with the Small Business Development Council’s Small Business Access Accelerator Unit on October 29. The Business Incubator Unit is a new partnership between the Bahamas Government and the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation and has been tasked with …

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Abaco Neem Reaches 25-year Milestone

October 4, 2018 marked the 25th anniversary of Abaco Neem. It was the day that Nick Miaoulis, owner, planted the first Neem tree on his farm after being introduced to Neem at a botanical show in Gainesville, Florida. Fortunately, Nick grew up in a family business and had successfully run …

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Second-Home Rental Market, Property Management Companies and Government Grapple with Evolving Industry

According to people intimately involved in the industry, protection is needed to ensure the thriving second-home vocational rental sector can withstand growing pressures from global giants such as AirBnB and VRBO. Subsequent to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the Government is reviewing it is expected that they will begin to …

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Culinary, Baking Professional Transforms Family Business

Chante Basden is now at the helm of the family bakery business – Da Bes’ Yet Bakery & Patisserie. For as long as she can remember, baking has always been a passion of hers. “Since the age of five, I was always fascinated with the kitchen and would always ask …

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Fruity Freddie Farms Products Attain International Acclaim

Huel Moss Jr. experienced the best of both worlds growing up with his grandfather in Crooked Island and his father in Nassau. Moss’ earliest memories were that of his father doing odd jobs here and there to support his family. This work ethic soon transferred to him. “I always felt …

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New Projects on Horizon for the Abaco Club

Quite a few changes have occurred at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in the last couple of years, besides the final touches to the golf course. “The construction of more structures is on-going,” mentioned Mr. Brian Shaver, director of Golf, who joined the resort one and a half years …

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BPL Chief Explains 26 Percent Fuel Surcharge Hike

Residents and businesses across Abaco and The Bahamas were faced with “ridiculously high” electricity bills as Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) compensates for mechanical losses at New Providence’s generation plant. Bahamians are paying the price of “a double whammy” caused by the recent fires at Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) …

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