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RADIO ABACO NEWS
Minister of Transport & Aviation Pierre Dupuch visited Marsh Harbour to present plans for the new international terminal at the airport. The present terminal will be used for domestic flights and the new terminal for international flights with greater security measures in effect. The cost of the new 25,000 square foot terminal will be about $3 million and it is hoped the project will be approved during next year's budget. Plans for the proposed terminal were on view to the public at the Senior Island Administrator's Office for a week.
Cabinet approval has been received for a Ministry of Transport proposal to re-seal sections of the highway in North Abaco. The re-sealing will involve 1.6 miles of road between Fox Town and Crown Haven and 9 miles of road between Treasure Cay and Blackwood. The contract for the work has been awarded to Abaco Pavers.
St Anne's Anglican Church in Crown Haven celebrated its diamond jubilee with a service conducted by Right Reverend Bishop Drexel Gomez on 12th October. Earlier in the day, Bishop Gomez confirmed 20 celebrants from St Martin's Church, Sandy Point, and St John the Baptist Church, Marsh Harbour. In his homily to the Marsh Harbour congregation, Bishop Gomez said, "Many people rejoice at Cable Television but I lament." He said TV had its good points but was a big distraction and especially dangerous to young minds.
Central Abaco from Leisure Lee to Casuarina Point was subjected to electrical outages for up to 12 hours during the second week of October. A new generator was brought in by Global Energy of Rocky Mountain, Colorado on a C-130 transport plane. The new generator was installed and the Global Energy team also repaired the faulty generator #5. Service was expected be stable now that the.... (At this point at 6.15 pm on 14th October, the power went out.)
At a meeting of local government and civic leaders at Bay View Restaurant, Dundas Town, on 15th October a committee was formed to make arrangements for this year's One Bahamas celebrations. Elected Committee President was District Superintendent Jackson McIntosh and Vice Chairman, Mr Frank Hepburn of Crossing Rocks. Mr Benjamin Pinder of Sandy Point undertook responsibility for the church service in the south while Mr Austin Mills undertook responsibility for the cultural activities in the north. Mr McIntosh would co-ordinate the march and flag raising ceremonies in central Abaco. The One Bahamas celebrations will be held from 28th - 30th November.
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