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GER3 helping to build Abaco back better
- Oct 30, 2020 - 4:05:37 PM
For some, the road to recovery a year after
Hurricane Dorian has been a hard fought one, wrought with tears,
heartache, mixed emotions and bitter-sweet memories. But it is the
generosity of relief organizations like Global Emergency Relief Recovery
and Reconstruction (GER3) that have helped to make the last year for
residents in Grand Bahama and Abaco bearable.
“It was like God had GER3 waiting for me,” said Sitha Silien, 28, who lived in an area in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, known as ThePea...
Minister of National Security leads Community Outreach in Abaco
- Sep 14, 2020 - 11:25:44 AM
The Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Dr. Raymond King;
Commissioner of Police, Paul Rolle; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry
of National Security, Mr. Marco Rolle; other Senior Officers from the
Royal Bahamas Police and Defence Forces, ministerial staff and Island
Administrators joined the Minister of National Security, the Honourable
Marvin Dames in several stakeholders meetings throughout the Northern,
Central and Southern Abaco and surrounding cays during Sunday 13
Abaco Service of Remembrance on May 22
- May 18, 2020 - 9:34:26 AM
The Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) is announcing the Service of
Remembrance for the victims of Hurricane Dorian will take place on
Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10 a.m.
The service and burial will be
led by the Bahamas Christian Council and Abaco Christian Council. It
will take place at the Public Cemetery, S.C. Bootle Highway, Central
Abaconian, Atario Mitchell returns to restore his hometown
- Nov 6, 2019 - 9:35:47 AM
Two months after Hurricane Dorian made landfall in Abaco, the majority
of the island remains desolate. However, one of Abaco’s hometown boys
has returned to his childhood home to provide aid and assistance in
beginning the restoration process of Abaco.
For the last four
weeks, Caribbean Pavement Solutions, a subsidiary of The Bahamas
Striping Group of Companies, was one of four companies who was mandated
by the Government of The Bahamas to remove the debris from the
shantytowns in Abaco...
Bahamian Brewery announces November rebuild of its Abaco operations
- Nov 4, 2019 - 8:20:02 AM
In the nearly two months since Hurricane Dorian blew through Grand
Bahama and the Abacos, the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage (BBB) Company
has remained determined to keep its business afloat despite major
setbacks. With an all hands on deck approach, the company continues to
make enormous strides toward the full restoration of its Grand Bahama
beer operations and is set now to rebuild their retail store and
Jimmy’s currently boasts one of the largest
inventories of wines and spirits in the country with nine locations
across the island chain...
Minister Dames Keynotes Abaco Community Meeting
- Oct 1, 2019 - 3:30:43 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames represented the
Government as the main speaker at a Community Meeting, at the Friendship
Tabernacle Church, in Dundas Town, Abaco, on September 30, 2019. The
event brought together local civic leaders and residents, giving them
the opportunity to voice their concerns and hear briefly what actions
are in place and in the course of being implemented by the Government,
especially agencies under the Ministry of National Security...
Sun Oil Limited provides fuel relief and support for Abaco recovery efforts
- Sep 22, 2019 - 11:42:24 AM
Following the passage of Hurricane Dorian, Anthony Robinson, President
and CEO of Focol Holdings Limited, led a Sun Oil team on an assessment
visit to the island. Robinson says, “Our hearts are broken for the
people of Abaco and our commitment to the restoration of fuel services
on the island is unquestionable. Since the passage of Hurricane Dorian,
and now, our team of dedicated professional have been relentless in
their commitment to provide quality petroleum products to the community
MIYA Bahamas Donates to Abaco’s Dorian Rebuild and the Grand Bahamas’ Children’s Home
- Sep 22, 2019 - 11:00:10 AM
As the national effort to rebuild and restore the islands impacted by
Hurricane Dorian, MIYA Bahamas, - on Thursday, September 19, the company
represented by Miya Bahamas Project Manager, Mario Tavera, made a
donation of 15 thousand dollars to NEMA to assist, with the donated
funds specifically earmarked to help rebuild and refurbish the Reverse
Osmosis (RO) Plant in Marsh Harbour, Abaco which was decimated by the
major storm. As the work continues...
“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...