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RBPF Abaco: Police involved shooting, suspect dead, weapon recovered - Jan 19, 2018 - 9:30:35 AM

One male suspect is dead after he confronted police armed with a firearm in the Central Pines, Abaco area.

Reports are that on Friday 19th January 2018, shortly after midnight, police were called to a business establishment in the Central Pines area, where it was reported that a male armed with a firearm was discharging into the crowd...
Community : Abaco
National Museum of The Bahamas / AMMC opens its first Natural History Exhibit on Abaco - Jan 12, 2018 - 9:15:28 PM


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On January 3, 2018, the National Museum of The Bahamas / Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation (AMMC) officially opened its first natural history exhibit to an audience of scientists, government officials and environmental stakeholders.

The culmination of over a decade of research, the exhibit highlights the rich history of discovery, science and research in the field of natural history in The Bahamas. Plans are for it to develop as a dynamic display, reflecting the latest discoveries and research...
Community : Abaco
Abaco ParkFest coming January 26 & 27 - Jan 3, 2018 - 9:47:35 PM

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Bahamas National Trust presents their annual fundraiser now known as ParkFest on Friday, on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27. 

The opening night cocktail reception is from 6 - 9 p.m.; and on Saturday the event runds from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This event was previously known as Art for the Parks...
Bahamas Weather
Severe Weather Warning Issued for Abaco - Oct 3, 2017 - 12:22:30 AM

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 12:20AM EDT UNTIL 5:20AM TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2017.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ABACO AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 12:13AM OBSERVATION, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING WESTWARD TOWARDS ABACO...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Suspect pleads guilty to 7 counts of shopbreaking in Abaco - Sep 5, 2017 - 12:56:23 AM

Chris Tyrone Ferguson age 31 years of the Mudd, Abaco, was arraigned on Monday 4th September 2017 before Magistrate Ancella Evans at the Magistrate Court in Abaco. He was arraigned on (7) counts of Shopbreaking, (7) counts of Stealing from a Shop and (1) count of Stealing from a Vehicle. He pleaded guilty to all the offences and was sentenced to three years for each count of Shopbreaking, (9) months on each count of Stealing from a shop and (6) months for Stealing from a Vehicle. All to be served concurrently...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Abaco Shooting Victim Succumb to Injuries - Jun 19, 2017 - 1:33:24 AM

A 23 year old male victim of Murphy Town, Abaco who was hospitalized at the Princess Margaret Hospital succumbed to his injuries on Saturday 17th June 2017.

This is in connection with a shooting incident that occurred in Murphy Town, Abaco on Monday 12th June 2017.

Police are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for any information that can assist in this investigation...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Abaco Road Traffic Department on recent delays - Jun 16, 2017 - 2:25:50 PM

The Road Traffic Department wishes to apologize for recent delays in the registration of public service franchises in Abaco.

The Department has deployed additional staff to the Abaco office, who will work to resolve all issues in the shortest possible time.

The Department apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
American visitor drowns in Abaco - Jun 14, 2017 - 1:00:21 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating the death of a 54 year old American visitor on Tuesday 13th June 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 1:00am, the body of a male was discovered in water near a residence in Eastern Shores, Marsh Harbor, Abaco. Foul play is not suspected in this matter, however an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

Investigation will continue...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF: Firearms and Ammunition Arrest in Abaco - Jun 3, 2017 - 2:44:26 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Police in Abaco arrest three males in two separate incidents for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition on Saturday 3rd June 2017.

In the first incident shortly after 2:00am, officers while at a business establishment on Don McKay Blvd, took a male into police custody after he was found in possession of a 9mm pistol with (2) rounds of 9mm ammunition.

In the second incident a short time later, officers also arrested two males in the area of the Government Complex on Don McKay Blvd, after they were stopped in a white truck and recovered a .40 pistol with (8) .40 rounds of ammunition...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
72-yr-old male found dead in Treasure Cay, Abaco - May 28, 2017 - 12:03:03 PM

Police in Abaco are investigating the death of a 72 year old male on Saturday 27th May 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 8:00am, police were called to a resident in Treasure Cay, Abaco, where the lifeless body of a Caucasian male was found with a gunshot wound to the body. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the local doctor. Foul play is not suspected in this matter and police are actively investigating...

Community : Abaco
Help save the Elbow Reef Lighthouse - Apr 21, 2017 - 3:06:04 AM

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The Bahamas are home to a great number of cultural treasures. Counted among them are eleven imperial light stations constructed to guide shipping interests safely through the archipelago during the nineteenth century. These stations were constructed between 1836 and 1887 by the British Imperial Lighthouse Service to curb the economic loss incurred from frequent wrecks on Bahamian reefs and sandbanks. Each was manned by two or more keepers who would keep the light shining for those navigating the waterways at night.

The Elbow Reef Lighthouse is one such light that has guided generations of ship captains and yachtsmen in and around Elbow Cay in the Abacos since 1864. References to this particular light can be found in World War I correspondences and logs of submarine captains, who frequented The Bahamas...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
AG’s Office Begins Online Birth Registration and Certification in Abaco - Apr 17, 2017 - 1:27:32 PM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis officially launched the government’s online birth registration initiative in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on Thursday, April 13, in the Bahamas Government Complex.

Shantera Mackey, the mother of Carmelle Larissa Mackey, was presented with the first printed online birth certificate during a brief ceremony.

The Deputy Prime Minister, who headed a small delegation including the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson to that island, described the mobile initiative as a “milestone achievement...”
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Christie: Abaconian Educator Patrick Bethel is a 'Bahamian Exemplar' - Apr 6, 2017 - 5:13:31 PM


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Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on April 6, 2017, that the renaming of the Abaco Central High School, in Murphy Town, Abaco, to the Patrick Bethel High School was fitting for such a prominent educator and nation builder.

"This Bahamian exemplar’s life of service evokes for me a line from a popular poem, The Unknown Citizen," Prime Minister Christie said at the renaming ceremony held at the school. "In it, W.H. Auden expresses this simple but profound line: 'For in everything he did he served the Greater Community...'"
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Field of marijuana plants discovered in Abaco - Apr 1, 2017 - 12:39:35 PM

Police in Abaco discovers large marijuana field on Friday 31st April 2017.

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plans for 2017, shortly before 1:00pm, police in Abaco acting on information went to an area in Fox Town, Abaco, where they discovered a field of marijuana plants totaling (692) plants. There were no arrest made in this matter and investigation is continuing...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Marijuana, Cash and Firearm Seized at Abaco Airport - Feb 25, 2017 - 1:06:31 PM

Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers from New Providence along with U.S Counterparts and Officers of the Abaco Division, arrested three adult males following the seizure of a large amount of dangerous drugs, cash and firearm on Friday 24th February 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 4:00pm, Drug Enforcement Unit Officers from New Providence along with U.S Counterparts and Officers from the Abaco District, went to the Sir Leonard Thompson International Airport, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, where they searched a twin engine aircraft with three male passengers on board...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Traffic fatality in Abaco, pedestrian struck in Dundas Town - Jan 27, 2017 - 3:02:44 PM

Police in Abaco are investigating a traffic accident that has left a male dead.

Reports are that on Thursday 26th January 2017 shortly before 10:00pm, a male was reportedly struck by an unknown vehicle on Forest Drive, Dundas Town, Abaco. EMS personnel were called to the scene and transported the victim to the Marsh Harbour Clinic where he was pronounced dead by doctor. Police are actively investigating this matter.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Armed robbery in Abaco on Don McKay Blvd - Jan 13, 2017 - 10:37:50 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday 12th January 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 8:00pm, a male while in the area of a business establishment on Don McKay Blvd was held up at gun point by two mask males, one of whom was brandishing a firearm. He was robbed of his licensed .22 Winchester rifle and cell phone. Both males made good their escape.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Stabbing in Abaco, man airlifted to Nassau - Dec 17, 2016 - 10:00:28 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a male hospitalized in serious condition.

Reports are that on Friday 16th December 2016, shortly after 2:00pm, police were called to a business establishment on Don McKay Blvd, where two males were involved in an altercation that resulted in one of the males being stabbed about the body. The victim was taken to the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic where he was seen by doctor and is listed in serious condition. He was airlifted to New Providence for further medical attention.

Arts & Culture
"An Evening to Remember” to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of GTC’s Albert Lowe Museum - Nov 1, 2016 - 10:41:39 PM

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GREEN TURTLE CAY, Abaco -- Forty years ago this month, on November 6, 1976, surrounded by Bahamian, American, Canadian and British dignitaries and hundreds of well-wishers, Bahamian artist and historian Alton Lowe watched as then Minister of Tourism Clement Maynard cut the ribbon officially opening Green Turtle Cay’s Albert Lowe Museum.

To commemorate the museum’s 40th anniversary, a cocktail reception entitled “An Evening to Remember” will be held at the Bluff House Beach Resort on Green Turtle Cay on Saturday, January 7, 2017...
Bahamian Politics
DNA Ratification Speech by Claire Basden - Nov 1, 2016 - 4:28:06 PM

I first would like to give God all honor and glory for entrusting me with this opportunity. I do not take this moment lightly and I accept this position in all humility. To our Leader of the Democratic National Alliance movement; Mr. Branville McCartney, Deputy Leader Mr. Chris Mortimer along with the Executive and Supporting Team; my mother and mentor Deborah Basden, my family, friends and to my fellow Bahamians good morning.

I remember many conversations discussing how the Bahamas needs change in its political system and fast. This change we agreed needed to be a radical one. One that will definitely shift the direction our country is headed. For too long we have been accustomed to accepting the status quo of politics...

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