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Town Hall Discusses Cannabis Decriminalization

Members of a Commission expecting to report research and public opinion on the legalization or decriminalization of Cannabis in The Bahamas held a town meeting seeking suggestions from the public on what they feel the way forward is. The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana (BNCM), co-chaired by Quinn McCartney and …

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The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic Is A Million-Dollar Swing

By Dawn Demeritte The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic was a million-dollar swing with golfers, visitors and organizers. A total of 132 players from around the world competed for the $600,000 purse at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay, January 20 – 23. This event was the second of two Web.com …

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Prime Minister to Deny Use of Public Dock Over Ferry Furor

In response to public outcry, Local Government Objections and videos circulated on social media, the Prime Minister has informed local authorities that the Union Jack public dock in Marsh Harbour will not be allowed to be used for the proposed Bahamas Ferries service to Baker’s Bay. A source shared that …

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Proposed South Abaco Development Latest in Poorly Planned Projects

To the east of the Abaco National Park, bordering that protected and vital habitat, are a string of private properties. Dating back to 2007, these properties have periodically been involved in speculation regarding some form of high-end development. Development of this area, directly adjacent a protected forest as well as …

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BHCA Formed to Assist People in Need, Clean up Community

After the last fire ravaged the Mudd, it prompted Emmanuel Fernander to start thinking about the future needs of the Haitian community. The fire took place in the early morning hours of Jan 28, 2018. “I started thinking and talking to some friends to see how we could come together …

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Bahamas International Film Festival Comes to Hope Town

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) held part of their annual event in Hope Town for the first time in the history of the organization and hopes to bring even more to the Festival and Abaco in the future. Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool, said that while the Festival …

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Chinese Delegation Donates to High School

Mr. Tod Wang, project manager of China Harbour Engineering Company, who resides in Freeport, and two attachés from the Chinese Embassy in Nassau, Mr. Fan Jinke, first secretary, and Mr. Yin Haigang, counsellor & DCM, visited Abaco on Nov. 27. Their purpose was to visit Patrick J. Bethel High School …

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