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Twelve Hour Power Outage Result of Component Failure

Consumers across Abaco experienced a 12-hour power outage on January 27 as Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) carried out repairs on a failed Air Compressor at the Wilson City Power Station. While there was silence on the outage from BPL throughout the day, residents were kept abreast of the repair …

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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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Seven Charged with Illegal Landing

Seven Haitian nationals pled guilty to illegal landing in Marsh Harbour Magistrates Court on January 24 and were ordered to pay a $300 fine or serve one-month in prison. The Haitian migrants were picked up during a Bahamas Immigration Department and Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) joint operation which took …

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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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North Abaco Port Continues to Languish

While questions remain concerning the status and opening of the North Abaco Port Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells announced the government is exploring building a major port in Mayaguana. While speaking at the Bahamas Engineers, Architects and Allied Professionals’ (BEAAP) stakeholders forum at the British Colonial Hilton, …

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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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Dead Sperm Whale Concerns Cherokee Residents

Boaters happened upon an awful surprise on November 16 when they met the remains of a Sperm Whale floating in waters just East of Cherokee Sound. Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization (BMMRO) noted on their social media page that they were alerted first thing Friday of a large dead stranded …

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South Abaco Development Being Considered

During a town meeting held by the Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar it was mentioned that the government is in the early stages of considering a development in South Abaco. The announcement comes almost eight years after a prior proposal by a Georgia company Valencia Group went cold. …

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Agriculture Minister Meets with Farmers

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, held a meeting on November 8 to address matters of concern to farmers in Abaco. He spoke of his concerns regarding The Bahamas excessive reliance on imported food to survive, particularly about the quality and our economic leakage – for every dollar …

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