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Fourth Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival to Take Over Elbow Cay - Jan 22, 2016 - 8:43:15 AM

Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas – It’s one of the most anticipated annual events on Elbow Cay, where people from around the world come to enjoy warm weather, sea breezes and performances by some of Nashville’s best musical talents. The Fourth Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival will be held February 16 - 21, 2016, at locations on Elbow Cay and Lubber’s Quarters Cay.

The festival will take place over six days at six one-of-a-kind venues with more than 15 talented Nashville-based singer/songwriters. Locations include Firefly Sunset Resort, Harbour’s Edge Restaurant, Abaco Inn, Sea Spray Resort and Marina, Hope Town Inn and Marina, and Lubbers’ Landing Resort...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
RBPF Wanted: Rosner Thervil of the Mudd, Abaco - Oct 16, 2015 - 3:04:54 AM

Abaco, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are searching for 41 year old Rosner Thervil of the Mudd, who is wanted for questioning for Possession of Dangerous Drugs with the Intent to supply. He is described as standing at 6’4” in height, brown complexion and average built with a low haircut.

He should be approached with extreme caution. If you have any information concerning Rosner Thervil, you are asked to contact the police in Abaco at telephone numbers 367-2560, 911/919
Community : Abaco
All Abaco Awards set for December 6th - Sep 9, 2015 - 1:39:01 PM

The 2nd Annual Driftwood Association All Abaco Awards is scheduled for Sunday December 6th, 2015 in Abaco, Bahamas. We invite you to nominate outstanding Abaco natives in any of the following areas: (Education, Religion, Agriculture and Fisheries, Creative Arts, Business, Tourism and Hospitality and Youth , Sports and Culture.)

Please identify an individual whose leadership (particularly in the past year) has truly made an impact in your life and in the lives of others.

We invite you also to send in your nominations for this year's DRIFTWOOD MAN and WOMAN OF THE YEAR...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Shooting incident in Abaco, 1 in hospital, 2 arrests - Aug 17, 2015 - 12:02:17 PM

Abaco, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are investigating a shooting incident that has left a 19 year old male in hospital.

Reports are that on Sunday 16th August 2015 shortly before 5:00am, police received information that a male while in the area of a business establishment situated in Dundas Town, Abaco, was shot to his right hand by a male unknown to him with a firearm. He was taken to the Marsh Harbour Clinic by private vehicle and was seen by doctor. He is listed in stable condition.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Caucasian male found floating off Abaco, Bahamas identified - Aug 5, 2015 - 2:45:26 PM

Police in Abaco are investigating the death of a male whose body was found floating in waters on Scotland Cay, Abaco.

Reports are that on Wednesday 29th July 2015 shortly before 5:00pm, the body of an unknown caucasian male was found floating in waters on Scotland Cay, Abaco by a resident of the cay.

Officers responded to investigate and the body was taken to the Marsh Harbor Clinic where it was pronounced dead by doctor...
Sands ‘Man in the Boat’ Sculling Race Pulls into Abaco - Jul 15, 2015 - 4:22:57 PM

Treasure Cay, Abaco – Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co. Ltd. helped Abaconians to enjoy the 42nd Bahamian Independence celebrations in a ‘Truly Bahamian’ way with their Sands ‘Man in The Boat’ sculling races. The event took place over the holiday weekend in Treasure Cay, right after the Abaco Regatta finals.

”We love coming to Abaco each year,” stated Lynden Johnson, Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Sales Manager. “Everyone is so welcoming and the locals and tourists truly embrace what we are doing with the sculling events. And, let’s be honest – it’s Abaco – it’s gorgeous...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Bahamas police investigating 2 deaths on 2 separate cruise lines - Jun 3, 2015 - 5:05:36 PM

Police in Grand Bahama and Abaco are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of two individuals on two separate cruise lines.

The first incident occurred on Sunday 31st May 2015 around 11:30am, police received information of a death on board a cruise line anchored off Castaway Cay. Reports are that a Caucasian male who was a crew member on board the cruise line was reported to have been found dead.

The second incident occurred on Monday 1st June 2015 shortly...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
North Eleuthera and Abaco Get New Air Service - May 21, 2015 - 4:01:18 PM

A new air service began in Abaco and North Eleuthera this month to supply the large demand for travel from those islands to the United States.

Wildcat Touring, LLC began its service on May 1, 2015.

The company, operated by Meregrass Inc., is an FAA certified air carrier operating under Part 135 and a DOT 380 certificate...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Flood Impact on Harbour Island, North Eleuthera and Abaco Being Assessed - May 6, 2015 - 11:47:31 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Financial Services and Local Government has announced that an assessment team has been dispatched to survey and assess the flood-damaged areas of Harbour Island and Eleuthera, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

These areas were impacted during a severe thunderstorm system, which passed through the Exuma Cays, New Providence, Eleuthera, Berry Islands, Abaco and their adjacent waters on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Approximately 6.7 inches of rain fell in Harbour Island and areas...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Abaco traffic fatality involving bicycle - Apr 25, 2015 - 10:43:42 AM

Abaco, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are investigating a traffic fatality that has left a 49 year old male resident of the Pigeon Peas, Abaco dead.

Reports are that on Friday 24th April, 2015 shortly after 9:00pm, police received information that a male travelling north on his bicycle on Don McKay Boulevard was struck by an unknown vehicle also travelling north but did not stop. EMS personnel were called to the scene and the victim was transported to the Marsh Harbour Clinic where he was later pronounced dead by doctor.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister Christie Highlights Vibrant Public Sector Activity on Abaco - Sep 23, 2016 - 2:36:09 PM

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas – Dynamic public sector activity is centred on Abaco -- a rising tourism and investment centre. Ongoing investment continues in infrastructural improvement initiatives, such as road works in North and South Abaco, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on September 22, 2016 at Abaco Business Outlook.

"On Moore’s Island, the $5 million investment to extend the airport runway, complete sea wall repairs, replace water mains and develop a new airport terminal will bode well for the future of that island’s 600 residents," Prime Minister Christie said...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Governor General welcomes James A. Pinder Primary of Sandy Point, Abaco, in Courtesy Call - Mar 31, 2016 - 8:38:47 AM

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Students and teacher of James A. Pinder Primary School, Sandy Point, Abaco paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Thursday, March 24, 2016. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Abaco: Shooting incident/attempted armed robbery - Mar 29, 2016 - 2:53:59 PM

Abaco, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are investigating a shooting incident and attempted armed robbery of an off duty police officer.

Reports are that on Monday 28th March 2016, around 9:00pm, an off duty police officer while on Don McKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, at a parking lot, was accosted by a mask male armed with a handgun in an armed robbery attempt, the weapon was discharged which resulted in the officer receiving injuries. The culprit then made good his escape in nearby bushes. The officer was treated at the Marsh Harbour Clinic, with non-life threatening injuries and discharged...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
St. Francis de Sales Students from Abaco, Visit the Governor General‏ - Mar 16, 2016 - 11:47:00 AM

NASSAU, The Bahamas - Grades five and six students of St. Francis de Sales Catholic School, Abaco, paid a courtesy call on Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, March 15, 2016...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Abaco Road Check on Queen Elizabeth Drive - Mar 9, 2016 - 1:18:13 AM

In keeping with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2016, on Monday 7th March 2016, police in Abaco conducted a road check in the area of Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, where a number of motorists were cited for various traffic infractions.

Police in Abaco want to remind the motoring public that the police are committed in keeping our roads safe, and any persons found in breach of the road traffic laws will be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
20-yr-old arraigned on manslaughter charge in Abaco - Jan 7, 2016 - 1:31:31 PM

Shannon Walkins age 20 years of Spring City, Abaco was arraigned on Manslaughter charge on Thursday 7th January 2016, before Magistrate Ancella Evans at the Magistrate Court in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. He was not required to enter a plea as the matter is an indictable offence. The matter was adjourned to the 29th February 2016 for trial and is expected to proceed by Voluntary Bill of Indictment...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Man stabbed in Abaco succumbs to injuries at PMH - Jan 2, 2016 - 4:47:16 PM

Police are reporting that the 38 year old male of Spring City, Abaco who was reportedly stabbed in the back on the 22nd December 2015 in Abaco by another male in the area of Don McKay Blvd has succumbed to his injuries at the Princess Margaret Hospital around 10:00pm on Friday 1st January 2016.

A 20 year old male who is a relative of the victim is in police custody and is assisting police with their investigation into this matter.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Double traffic fatality reported in Abaco - Dec 24, 2015 - 11:00:31 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating a traffic accident that has left two persons dead and two others seriously injured.

Reports are that on Thursday 24th December 2015 shortly after 12:00am, a traffic accident occurred on Don McKay Blvd involving a black 2003 Mercedes Benz with a lone driver and a white Honda Civic vehicle with five passengers.

Further reports are that both vehicle were travelling on Don McKay Blvd when the accident occurred and both vehicles were extensively damaged...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
38 year old male dead in Abaco after traffic accident - Dec 15, 2015 - 12:42:05 PM

Abaco, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a 38 year old male in a traffic accident.

Reports are that on Monday 14th December 2015 shortly after 9:00pm, police were called to an area in Hope Town where a Yamaha motorcycle and a 1996 Ford truck collided in the area of Big Hill Road. The male driver of the motorcycle received serious injuries and was later pronounced dead by doctor at the Marsh Harbour Clinic...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Abaco Customs Officers Arraigned on Number of Charges - Dec 10, 2015 - 8:16:44 PM

Grade 1 Custom Officer Jessel Cash age 42 years of Central Pines, Abaco and Custom Guard Allison Miller age 55 years of Marsh Harbour, Abaco were both arraigned on Wednesday 9th December 2015 before Magistrate Ancella William-Evans.

Both accuse pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail in the amount of $3,500.00 with one surety. The matter was adjourned to the 11th April 2016 for trial.

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