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August 23, 2011
Abaco Teen Gets a Chance to Host at National Teen Pageant

When 14 year old Abaco native, Christian Adderley, applied to compete for a chance to serve as a Backstage Host at the 6th Annual Theodore Eleytt's Miss Teen Bahamas Beauty Pageant; she never imagined that she would be selected as the overall winner.

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July 07, 2011
Abaco Top Chef Competition, July 17th

ABACO, Bahamas - Who
will be Abaco's top chef? Find out on Sunday July 17, 2011 6pm, at the
Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour. All proceeds to benefit the Abaco
Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation.

Foodies
and Food Show watchers in Abaco are enthusiastically awaiting the
chance to sample and view local, talented chefs in action. The event has
been organized to expose our residents and visitors to the many talents
and skills that are available in the Abacos. This highly anticipated
event will give 7 chefs a 30 minute window to prepare their meals and
get it to the judges' table.

We're encouraging a friendly competition, where all chefs get to demonstrate their style and flair right before our eyes.

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July 14, 2011
Abaco Top Chef Competition, July 17th

ABACO, Bahamas - Who
will be Abaco's top chef? Find out on Sunday July 17, 2011 6pm, at the
Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour. All proceeds to benefit the Abaco
Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation.

Foodies
and Food Show watchers in Abaco are enthusiastically awaiting the
chance to sample and view local, talented chefs in action. The event has
been organized to expose our residents and visitors to the many talents
and skills that are available in the Abacos. This highly anticipated
event will give 7 chefs a 30 minute window to prepare their meals and
get it to the judges' table.

We're encouraging a friendly competition, where all chefs get to demonstrate their style and flair right before our eyes.

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July 06, 2011
Abaco Top Chef Competition, July 17th

Who will be Abaco's top chef? Find out on Sunday July 17, 2011 6pm, at the Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour. All proceeds to benefit the Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship Foundation.

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Business Listing

Abaco Towns by the Sea
Hotels
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Abaco, Bahamas
Real Estate
Abaco Towns by the Sea
  • $ 2,900,000
  • Commercial Property
  • Abaco, Bahamas
  • Bedrooms : 10
  • Bathrooms : 32.00
  • Living Area : 13524 sqft
  • Lot Area : 17251 sqft

HG Christie Real Estate   All properties of this realtor


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February 12, 2013
Abaco Traffic Fatality Victim Indentified

Abaco, Bahamas - Police have identified the
victim in Abaco's second traffic fatality as that of 37 year old Benoir
Pierre of Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

Police are continuing the investigation into this matter...

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Business Listing

Abaco Treasures
Gift Shops
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Abaco, Bahamas
Business Listing

Abaco Tug & Transport
Marine Supplies & Repair,Marine Construction
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Abaco, Bahamas
Business Listing

Abaco Vacation Planner
Travel Agencies & Bureaus
  • Don McKay Blvd
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Abaco, Bahamas
Business Listing

Abaco Video Production
Videographers & Video Production,Marketing Consultants
  • Orchid Bay Village
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Abaco, Bahamas
News Article
Abaco Walk-About!!
August 07, 2012
Abaco Walk-About!!

North Abaco's Candidate, Greg Gomez and his team,
along with Party Leader, Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis,
on walkabout this weekend in Abaco!

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June 29, 2013
Abaco Wanted Suspect Captured

On Friday 28th, June 2013 acting on information police on Abaco arrested Antonio Thompson for Shop and House Breaking in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. A wanted bulletin was issued for him on June 27th2013.

Investigations are being continued into this matter...

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July 15, 2013
Abaco Wanted Suspects Arrested in Grand Bahama - Unlicensed Firearm Discovery in Abaco

Abaco, Bahamas -

Wanted Suspects on Abaco Arrested in Grand Bahama: 

On 24th June 2013 police on
Abaco issued wanted bulletins for Alonzo Roberts Jr. and Quinton
Johnson. Both men were being sought for questioning in connection with
the June 22nd 2013 reported shooting of a male resident of New
Providence, which occurred on Abaco. Acting on information received
officers from the Mobile Division, Grand Bahama arrested both men at
approximately 1:46pm on Saturday 13th July 2013 in the Freeport area...

Unlicensed Firearm Discovery: P

olice on Abaco seize another illegal firearm.

At
approximately 9:03am on Sunday 14th July 2013 acting on information
received officers from the Marsh Harbour Police Station proceeded to a
residence in Dundas Town, Abaco. While there they conducted a search,
which led to the discovery of a shotgun. The weapon was seized and
investigations are ongoing.

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Business Listing

Abaco Waterfront Properties
Real Estate
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Abaco, Bahamas
Business Listing

Abaco Yacht Services
Marine Supplies & Repair
  • Black Sound
  • Green Turtle Cay
  • Abaco, Bahamas
Business Listing

Abaco Youth Camp
Youth Organizations & Centres
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Abaco, Bahamas
Business Listing

Abaco Youth Ministry
Youth Organizations & Centres
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Abaco, Bahamas
News Article

December 08, 2012
Abaco airport construction faces delays

The completion of construction of the Leonard Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour has been hindered by "logistical and design issues", Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin said.
Hanna-Martin said she will make a detailed status report about the airport when Parliament meets on Wednesday, but was concerned that the facility, while aesthetically pleasing, would not be sustainable without placing a drain on the public purse.
"For example, the air traffic control tower has no electrical power, no facility was made for electrical power; things of that nature have caused the opening of that airport to be set back," she said.
"There are also some other aspects of design which I have been disappointed by in terms of efficiency, energy conservation, whether or not the airport can sustain itself. These are the issues that we are now dealing with, but one of the major issues was the tower."
Hanna-Martin said the Christie administration is also worried about the airport's runway.
"The runway's length only accommodates a certain size aircraft and when you consider the size of that terminal which anticipates an increased market, the runway does not accommodate that," she explained.
"We've been looking at extending the runway and we're finding that is going to be quite cost prohibitive so we are trying to make a determination whether or not it should be done. The airport in itself has a number of issues construction issues, electrical issues. All of these matters are being redressed as we speak."
Hanna-Martin said she could not say offhand how much it would cost the government to fix these issues.
"It's a beautiful facility, however, we've been advised by specialists in airport design that the design is not ideal in terms of efficiency and because of that there will be issues of sustainability which for us is a matter of major concern because the Public Treasury cannot take on an increased burden by an airport," she said.
Last year, FES Construction Company was awarded a $27.3 million contract for construction of an international terminal, air traffic control tower and fire/crash rescue facility at the Marsh Harbour airport.
The airport's existing 3,315 square foot terminal will be razed and replaced with a new terminal west of the current building.

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May 30, 2014
Abaco airport cost extra 11 mil.

The new Marsh Harbour International Airport cost an additional $11 million, Minister of Works Philip Brave Davis said.
"This year, the investment by public works was in the tune of some $38 million to get this to where this is today," Davis said at the official opening of the terminal on Wednesday.
The airport had an original budget of $27 million and was scheduled to open in October 2012.
The government awarded additional contracts for the extension of the runway and the construction of a cargo building, according to Ministry of Work officials.
The Ingraham administration broke ground on the airport in September 2011.
The terminal was previously expected to open in January 2014. However, government officials said an assessment team from the Ministry of Works found technical issues, which resulted in the delay.
February was then identified as a target date, but some components of the terminal had to be redesigned, according to Davis.
Prime Minister Perry Christie, Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe and Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin toured the airport on Wednesday.
The terminal went into operation on Tuesday.

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June 17, 2014
Abaco airport not fully functional

DESPITE its official opening more than two weeks ago, the new airport at Marsh Harbour is not fully functional, Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys-Hanna Martin revealed yesterday.

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May 29, 2013
Abaco airport runs 3.8 over budget

The government will spend an additional $3.8 million to finish construction on the Marsh Harbour International Airport by the end of this summer.
Philip Brave Davis, deputy prime minister and the minister of works and urban development, made the announcement this week during a contract signing with local contractors in Abaco.
The airport's estimated $30.8 million price tag also includes additional contingency works.
The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has hotly criticized the previous administration for poor management and oversight of the construction process. Back in 2011, the Free National Movement (FNM) signed a $27 million contract to build the terminal.
These latest signings, therefore, represent a cost overrun of nearly $4 million.
"As well, additional works were added including the erection of new directional signs, the installation of approach lights and the installation of runway and taxiway lights," he explained.
The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has also contracted Jeppesen Company Limited to develop new flight procedures for the runway to ensure compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) standards.
"During July 2010, The Architects Incorporated out of Freeport, Grand Bahama was awarded a contract to design and prepare construction drawings for a new state-of-the-art terminal, control tower and fire/crash facilities at the airport," he said. "The designs and drawings were completed and a contract was awarded in the fall of 2011 to FES Construction out of Freeport in the sum of $27.3 million to construct the terminal and other facilities."
Works on the Marsh Harbour International Airport originally began in August 2011 and had a scheduled completion date for early October 2012.
"However, there have been numerous design and additional works changes, resulting in a revised completion in August this year," Davis added.
The 51,000-square-foot terminal will include 22 counter positions, a state-of-the-art scanning system, a pilot briefing room, two restaurants, one lounge, one VIP lounge, eight retail shop spaces, two kiosks and long and short-term public parking areas.
The additional works to the terminal, control tower and fire/crash facilities include major statutory utilities upgrades and connections; the installation of an electrical transformer to the main airport terminal and fire crash tower; the installation and expansion of Cable Bahamas for the CCTV network; the redesign and expansion of the security booth to a building located on the entrance road to the control tower and fire/crash facilities, and the construction of a main terminal security booth and additional hi-scan 755i x-ray equipment for the terminal building.
Glenys Hanna-Martin, minister of transport and aviation; Jerome Fitzgerald, minister of education, science and technology; Renardo Curry, parliamentary secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister and Colin Higgs, permanent secretary in the ministry of works and urban development were also present at the signing ceremony.

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May 29, 2013
Abaco airport runs 3.8m over budget

The government will spend an additional $3.8 million to finish construction on the Marsh Harbour International Airport by the end of this summer.
Philip Brave Davis, deputy prime minister and the minister of works and urban development, made the announcement this week during a contract signing with local contractors in Abaco.
The airport's estimated $30.8 million price tag also includes additional contingency works.
The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has hotly criticized the previous administration for poor management and oversight of the construction process. Back in 2011, the Free National Movement (FNM) signed a $27 million contract to build the terminal.
These latest signings, therefore, represent a cost overrun of nearly $4 million.
"As well, additional works were added including the erection of new directional signs, the installation of approach lights and the installation of runway and taxiway lights," he explained.
The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has also contracted Jeppesen Company Limited to develop new flight procedures for the runway to ensure compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) standards.
"During July 2010, The Architects Incorporated out of Freeport, Grand Bahama was awarded a contract to design and prepare construction drawings for a new state-of-the-art terminal, control tower and fire/crash facilities at the airport," he said. "The designs and drawings were completed and a contract was awarded in the fall of 2011 to FES Construction out of Freeport in the sum of $27.3 million to construct the terminal and other facilities."
Works on the Marsh Harbour International Airport originally began in August 2011 and had a scheduled completion date for early October 2012.
"However, there have been numerous design and additional works changes, resulting in a revised completion in August this year," Davis added.
The 51,000-square-foot terminal will include 22 counter positions, a state-of-the-art scanning system, a pilot briefing room, two restaurants, one lounge, one VIP lounge, eight retail shop spaces, two kiosks and long and short-term public parking areas.
The additional works to the terminal, control tower and fire/crash facilities include major statutory utilities upgrades and connections; the installation of an electrical transformer to the main airport terminal and fire crash tower; the installation and expansion of Cable Bahamas for the CCTV network; the redesign and expansion of the security booth to a building located on the entrance road to the control tower and fire/crash facilities, and the construction of a main terminal security booth and additional hi-scan 755i x-ray equipment for the terminal building.
Glenys Hanna-Martin, minister of transport and aviation; Jerome Fitzgerald, minister of education, science and technology; Renardo Curry, parliamentary secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister and Colin Higgs, permanent secretary in the ministry of works and urban development were also present at the signing ceremony.

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October 24, 2013
Abaco airport terminal set for January opening

The delayed Marsh Harbour International Airport terminal on Abaco will open in January, Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin said yesterday...

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October 22, 2013
Abaco anger over fishing lodge work

THE government yesterday denied that it fast-tracked approvals for a North Abaco hotel and fishing lodge after developers began dredging without environmental permits.

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November 15, 2012
Abaco artist captures 'Jackson Burnside' Award

Hope Town artist Attila Feszt was the winner of the Jackson Burnside Emerging Visual Artist showcase at Fash|Art 2012. The Abaco native won for his intriguing submission of “Fat Cat”, “Abaco Roadkill” and “Ghost Move Number 2”.

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July 26, 2013
Abaco budget cuts 'a mistake'

A letter informing the Hope Town District Council that its budget would be cut to a degree that would have left it facing a "crisis of immense proportions" was incorrect, Guardian Business has been told.

Chief Councillor for the Hope Town District Council Jeremy Sweeting made an impassioned speech to Abaco residents on Tuesday after learning by letter that the local government council he heads would see its budget cut by $300,000 or 27 percent...

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September 13, 2011
Abaco business outlook is set

THE 2011 Abaco Business Outlook (ABO) will take place as scheduled on Wednesday, September 21. This year's theme is Shaping the Future: Investment, Invention, Integration.

Joan Albury, president of The Counsellors, organizers of the conference, said: "We are truly pleased that Abaco was spared the worst of the ravages of Hurricane Irene, but knowing the resourcefulness and cooperative nature of Abaconians, we are hardly surprised that they have pledged to continue their support of the eighth Abaco Business Outlook.

"One of the absolute highlights of this year's Abaco Business Outlook will be a presentation on Arawak Port Development (APD), designer, builder, owner and operator of the ...

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December 02, 2013
Abaco chief councilor calls for EIA release

North Abaco's chief councilor has called for the public release of an environmental impact assessment demonstrating the projected impact of a dredging and development project being carried out by a foreign developer in the Treasure Cay area.
His comments come as an environmentalist group is raising the alarm over the project, which they call "yet another irresponsible construction project" in the Family Islands.
Following a recent tour of the Treasure Sands Club in Abaco, directors from Save The Bays expressed concern and dismay over dredging off a world-famous beach.
Treasure Cay is known for its pristine three miles of uninterrupted sand. Save The Bays said Bahamians are expressing "deep pain" over the alleged lack of transparency and dialogue by developers, a sentiment being echoed by local officials.
Tim Blakely, vice president for the Treasure Sands Club, has maintained that the company received approval from the central government for the project and that it will bring much needed economic development to the island.
"We just want to know what the impact will be," said Gary Smith, chief councilor for the North Abaco District. "We want to see an environmental impact assessment performed by an independent, reputable company. We want to see the environmental management plan written by Keith Bishop, principal engineer at Islands by Design, and we would like to see the extent of the plans that Treasure Sands has for this area."
The development currently features a high-end club, pool, bar and restaurant experience, although plans are afoot to build a boutique hotel on the beach and docking facilities.
Smith urged both the developer and government to engage the public and follow the rules of public consultation before starting construction in a delicate ecosystem.
Joseph Darville, Bimini waterkeeper and a director for Save The Bays, said the dredging may cause "irreparable damage" to the habitat of bonefish, tarpon, snappers, turtles, lobsters and a host of other marine species. Development could "drive away" wildlife, he said, and the area is bordered by fragile mangroves.
Save The Bays' protest in Abaco is the third major campaign against unregulated development for the growing environmental movement in recent months.
In Bimini, Malaysia-based conglomerate, the Genting Group, is moving ahead with a 1,000-foot pier to accommodate cruise ships from Florida in an effort to fuel a new mega project and Save The Bays has continued to agitate to make Clifton Park a protected marine area.
Similar to the issues that have arisen in Bimini, the Treasure Sands Club did not release an environmental impact assessment or an environmental management plan to the public and local residents were not consulted prior to the start of construction, Save the Bays asserts.
Fred Smith, QC, a top attorney and another director for Save The Bays, noted "that activities in Treasure Cay are indicative of what is happening throughout the country."
Smith, who is also a partner at Callenders & Co, has pushed government for the promised Freedom of Information Act, which he feels would offer more transparency and accountability.
"More than 5,000 people have signed a Save The Bays petition urging passage of a Freedom of Information Act and an Environmental Protection Act," he said and he called on central government to stop "ignoring the laws and casting aside the pleas of local officials".

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April 11, 2014
Abaco councilllor says destruction is 'heartbreaking'

ABACO's Chief Councillor today labelled as "heartbreaking" the destruction of acres of wetlands, slashed by heavy equipment on a site being developed under expansion plans by a resort known as Treasure Sands despite a cease and desist order by government.

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