||Last Updated: Sep 17, 2019 - 9:03:26 PM
“We’re not giving up on Abaco,” say Abaco Neem farmers
- Sep 10, 2019 - 8:51:01 PM
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
Back and forth it went until the wind finally
subsided and for the first time in what seemed an eternity, Nick and
PM Attends Briefing in Abaco Ahead of Hurricane Dorian's Projected Landfall
- Aug 31, 2019 - 11:56:11 PM
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.
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
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...
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...
Abaco has open consultations with URCA representatives
- May 1, 2019 - 6:00:28 AM
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...
Six arraigned on armed robbery charges in Abaco
- Mar 6, 2019 - 11:30:23 AM
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....
Minister Lanisha Rolle Hosts Meeting with Abaco Representatives
- Feb 24, 2019 - 2:53:45 PM
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...
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...
Abaco Community looking to learn and connect at Business Outlook
- Sep 11, 2018 - 3:45:17 PM
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.
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
This year’s keynote speaker will be Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard...
Living whale is cut open in search for ambergris
- Aug 27, 2018 - 7:26:28 PM
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Abaco police seek publics’ help in locating man wanted for murder
- May 5, 2018 - 10:00:52 PM
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...
40th Anniversary of Island Roots Heritage Festival
- Apr 10, 2018 - 8:15:39 AM
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,
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.
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
Singers Hit the Right Note at National Arts Festival in Abaco
- Mar 17, 2018 - 1:43:12 PM
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
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