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Community : Abaco
“We’re not giving up on Abaco,” say Abaco Neem farmers - Sep 10, 2019 - 8:51:01 PM

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For five blistering hours, Daphne de Gregory held her own against a raging hurricane, using her body like a concrete block to keep a dormer door shut while her husband, Nick Miaoulis, did the same with the adjoining door. All that stood between them and the howling 220 mile an hour winds of Hurricane Dorian was a sheet of glass. Together, they prayed, minute after minute, hour after hour. When one was nearly worn out and on the verge of collapse, the other prayed louder, offering up encouragement.

Back and forth it went until the wind finally subsided and for the first time in what seemed an eternity, Nick and Daphne breathed...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Attends Briefing in Abaco Ahead of Hurricane Dorian's Projected Landfall - Aug 31, 2019 - 11:56:11 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended a press briefing for residents of Abaco today and checked in on the progress of the island’s preparations for Hurricane Dorian, an extremely dangerous and powerful Category 4 storm approaching the Northwest Bahamas.

The visit was part of The Prime Minister’s final appeal for residents of the northern cays and the northern mainland to seek safe harbour in south Abaco.

Hurricane Dorian is a major threat to portions of the northwest Bahamas, particularly Abaco and Grand Bahama, which are under a Hurricane Warning. Residents of vulnerable areas of those islands are being urged to get out of harm’s way...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Abaco police are investigating a traffic fatality that has left a male dead - Jun 6, 2019 - 11:24:25 AM

Reports are that on Thursday 6th June 2019  shortly after 6:00am, police were called to Forrest Drive, Abaco, where a black Mazda vehicle and a red and black Honda motorcycle were involved in a head on collision. The driver of the motorcycle, a 35 year old male of Abaco died at the scene. The driver and passenger of the Mazda vehicle, both resident of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, were taken to the Marsh Harbour Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of the Environment and Housing: Plastics and Styrofoam Ban - Abaco Visit - May 21, 2019 - 12:20:04 PM

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The Ministry of the Environment and Housing will host a series of events in Abaco, this Thursday-Saturday for the upcoming Plastics and Styrofoam Ban.

See enclosed upcoming events in Abaco...
Community : Abaco
Abaco has open consultations with URCA representatives - May 1, 2019 - 6:00:28 AM

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Abaco residents got the opportunity to share their thoughts and to discuss concerns with URCA representatives in a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday April 17th, as the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) continued their campaign of public consultations across the northern islands.

Carlton Smith, URCA's Director of Electronic Communications and Shevonn Cambridge, URCA’s Director of Utilities & Energy, sat down with residents in a public town meeting to discuss various concerns related to consumer protection...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Six arraigned on armed robbery charges in Abaco - Mar 6, 2019 - 11:30:23 AM


Officers in the Abaco District will arraign six persons before the Magistrate Court in Abaco for the offences of Armed Robbery, Shopbreaking and Stealing. These are matters that occurred between 2018 and 2019 in the business community of Abaco....
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Lanisha Rolle Hosts Meeting with Abaco Representatives - Feb 24, 2019 - 2:53:45 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle (fourth left) held an informal breakfast meeting in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on February 22, 2019, with cultural and government representatives to discuss various topics related to her Ministry.  Among those present for the discussions included the following representatives from New Providence: Executive Director of Culture Rowena Sutherland, Junior Junkanoo National Coordinator Henry Higgins, Junkanoo icon Percy 'Vola' Francis, and Co-Chairpersons of the National Junkanoo Committee Kishlane O'Brien and Dr. Dwight Marshall...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Armed robbery at residence in Murphy Town, Abaco - Feb 14, 2019 - 10:00:40 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday 13th February 2019

Reports are that shortly before 11:00pm, three males wearing mask and armed with a handgun, cutlass and knife, entered a residence on South Side Road, Murphy Town, Abaco, and robbed the occupants of cash before fleeing the area...
Community : Abaco
Abaco Community looking to learn and connect at Business Outlook - Sep 11, 2018 - 3:45:17 PM

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Abaconians hope TCL Group’s 15th Annual Abaco Business Outlook (ABO) will allow them to “come, learn and connect.” The forum will take place on Thursday September 20, 2018 at the Abaco Beach Resort.

ABO aims to connect local and external industry experts with stakeholders in a conducive space, where all participating parties can discuss issues plaguing the island, and identify opportunities for economic growth.  Among the subjects under consideration will be the island’s economic challenges which currently include a decrease in airlift and high unemployment numbers.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard...
Community : Abaco
Living whale is cut open in search for ambergris - Aug 27, 2018 - 7:26:28 PM

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The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) responded to the report of a live stranded pilot whale on August 23rd on the beach just north of Crossing Rocks, Abaco. 

With the help of Crossing Rocks community members, BMMRO’s team was able to push the 11-foot young adult female whale back out to sea but had to hold it upright so that it did not drown. Two sharks patrolled nearby. During the rescue, BMMRO scientist Dr. Diane Claridge discovered a 3-foot long and 3-inch deep cut on the whale’s underside, deep enough to have cut into the muscle...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
American male arrested in Abaco for possession of dangerous drugs - Jun 9, 2018 - 9:20:33 AM

Reports are that on Friday 8th June 2018, shortly before 10:00am, an American male was arrested by police while at the Leonard .M. Thompson International Airport for possession of dangerous drugs. He was arraigned before the Marsh Harbor Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate Ancella Evans, pleaded guilty to the charge, was fined $300 and deported back to the United States of America...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
2 Abaco females found in possession of dangerous drugs - Alleged drowning - Jun 6, 2018 - 6:24:43 PM

2 females are in police custody after they were found in possession of dangerous drugs in Abaco: Reports are that on Tuesday 5th June 2018, shortly before 8:00pm, officers acting on information and armed with a search warrant, went to a residence in High Rock, Marsh Harbor, Abaco, where they searched the home and discovered (2) plastic bags of suspected marijuana...

Alleged drowning: Police in Abaco are investigating the death of a male who was found in waters near the Government Dock...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
24-yr-old Abaco man arrested for possession of firearm and ammo - Jun 1, 2018 - 9:11:13 AM

Police in Abaco took into custody a 24 year old male of the Mudd, Abaco, after he was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Reports are that on Friday 1st June 2018, shortly before 2:00am, officers acting on information, went to an area on Charles Sawyer Highway, where they conducted a search of a silver Honda Fit vehicle with one male passenger and discovered a black and silver 9mm pistol with a clip containing (10) live rounds of ammunition...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Apparent drowning in Guana Cay, Abaco - May 31, 2018 - 6:27:59 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating an apparent drowning on Guana Cay of a 72 year old male.

Reports are that on Tuesday 30th May 2018, shortly after 4:00pm, police received a report that two males on a 44 ft. vessel, were swimming in the area of Bakers Bay dock on Guana Cay, when the other male was discovered floating in waters. CPR was rendered but the male victim never regained consciousness...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Police investigates stabbing incident in Andros - May 28, 2018 - 8:37:10 PM

Police on the Island of Andros are investigating a stabbing incident Sunday, 27th May 2018, which has left an adult male with injuries.

Shortly after 8:00pm, police were called to the Nicholls Town Clinic, after receiving information that a male presented with stab wounds to his body. Reports are that the victim got into an argument with a male relative while at a home in Lowe Sound, resulting in him being stabbed...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Armed robbery in Spanish Cay, Abaco - May 28, 2018 - 1:14:46 PM

Police in Abaco need the public’s assistance in finding the culprits who robbed a business establishment on Spanish Cay, Abaco. 

Reports are that on Sunday 27th May 2018, shortly after 10:00pm, two male culprits, both reportedly armed with firearms, entered a business establishment on Spanish Cay, accosted two employees and stole cash before making good their escape...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
Abaco police seek publics’ help in locating man wanted for murder - May 5, 2018 - 10:00:52 PM

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Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with a murder investigation on the island of Abaco. 

The suspect is known only as “Monkey”.

Police are asking members of the public who know the correct name and whereabouts of this man, to not approach...
Community : Abaco
40th Anniversary of Island Roots Heritage Festival - Apr 10, 2018 - 8:15:39 AM

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Festival time is here again for residents of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco as they prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Island Roots Heritage Festival May 4 - 6.
 
Under the theme, “Green Turtle Cay: Beautiful, Bountiful and Blessed,” the three-day festival is a much-anticipated event that celebrates the shared Loyalist heritage of the residents of Green Turtle Cay and its sister settlement, Key West, Florida...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
3 airlifted from Abaco after serious traffic accident - Apr 3, 2018 - 9:57:48 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating a traffic accident that has left several persons with serious, injuries.

Reports are, that on Monday 2nd April 2018, sometime after 3:00pm, a serious traffic accident occurred, on Earnest Dean Highway in the area of Cherokee Road, involving a silver 2004 Kia Rio and a black Dodge Caliber, both vehicles were extensively damaged and all of the occupants received injuries...
Arts & Culture
Singers Hit the Right Note at National Arts Festival in Abaco - Mar 17, 2018 - 1:43:12 PM

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MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- Forest Heights Academy student Journey Higgs plays the guitar and sings, on March 15, 2018, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

That day marked the first combined-school Abaco adjudications, with some seven private and public schools gathered at St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and drama performances...
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