Abaco CARES is a Bahamian organization made up of Bahamians, foreign residents, second homeowners and property owners that seeks to provide a common voice about local issues important to all Abaco residents. As a coalition, Abaco CARES will work to ensure local participation in decisions that affect Abaco residents and a will advocate for a sustainable and healthy future for our children.
As Abaco continues to attract interest from outside developers, financiers and other business interests, Abaco CARES will actively monitor these efforts and speak on behalf of the people of Abaco to ensure full transparency, accountability and responsiveness. It is our belief that by serving as a local "watch dog” to protect and preserve Abaco’s ecological diversity, we can subsequently protect the island’s economy, local interests and culture.
Spotlight Issue: Wilson City Power Plant Abaco CARES knows that Abaco needs reliable power. The Bahamian government has given the Bahamas Electricity Corporation the green light to build a new power plant in Wilson City. However, Abaco CARES is concerned about the siting and fuel type being proposed. The Wilson City power plant, as planned, will burn Bunker C, a highly toxic fuel whose emissions are considered severely hazardous to not only the residents of Abaco, but to the island’s wildlife, ecology, environment and natural resources. Placing these highly valuable assets at risk poses a serious threat to Abaco’s economy and welfare. To learn more about the Wilson City Power Plan, please visit our issues section Click here.
Below is a short video underscoring the dangers posed by the Wilson City Power Plant, and an overview of what’s at risk for residents of Abaco. Bunker C at Wilson City, Abaco