Abaco and Cays

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Abaco and Cays

(ăb`əkō, kēz, kāz), island group, c.780 sq mi (2,020 sq km), most northerly of the Bahamas. It includes Great Abaco (the largest), Little Abaco, and the surrounding cays. The low islands, composed mainly of coral limestone, have native pine forests. Fish and sponges are taken from surrounding waters. Great Abaco was settled by Loyalists from New York City in 1783.
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In 1987 I brought a plaque from then Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to the opening ceremonies of The Loyalist Sculpture Garden and Monument in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Islands, Bahamas.
Eight other people died when the singer's Cessna 402 ploughed into bushes and burst into flames seconds after taking off from the Abaco islands in the Bahamas.
Superintendent Basil Rahming, of Grand Bahama police department, yesterday named the 22-year-old R&B star as one of the eight people, all US residents, killed in Saturday's crash at the small airport at Marsh Harbour, the main town in the Abaco islands.
The singer, whose full name was Aaliyah Haughton, was returning to the United States after completing filming of a music video in the Abaco islands, which are about 170 miles east of south Florida.
Eastern time on Friday, Sandy, which is currently a Category 1 hurricane, was passing over the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas.
Discovery Land Company, one of the world's preeminent developers of luxury private clubs and communities, announced the recent opening of the beautiful Marina Village at its exclusive Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club on Great Guana Cay in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas.
Discovery Land Company is one of the leading private-club and community developers in North America, having developed 16 successful luxury private clubs including Kukio on the Big Island of Hawaii; El Dorado in Los Cabos, Mexico, Madison Club in La Quinta, California, and Baker's Bay in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas.