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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
Abaco Primary Students 'Do the Junkanoo' in National Arts Festival
- Mar 17, 2018 - 7:50:25 AM
MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- St. Francis de Sales Catholic
School students electrify with Junkanoo sounds, 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. About seven private and public schools gathered at St.
John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and
Traffic Fatality in Abaco
- Feb 24, 2018 - 3:27:47 AM
Police in Abaco, are investigating a traffic accident that has left an individual dead.
are, that after 8:00pm, on Friday 23rd February 2018, the police in
Treasure Cay Abaco, received a report, of (2) two vehicles being on
fire, as a result of a traffic accident, just above Treasure Cay. It was
also reported, that a passenger was trapped in one of them...
PM Minnis and delegation assess fire damage in the Mud Settlement
- Jan 29, 2018 - 1:22:22 PM
Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, centre, leads a high level
delegation of Cabinet Ministers and Government officials to Abaco for a
full assessment on yesterday's fire in the Mud settlement that has
destroyed an estimated 55 structures, displacing some 150 persons.
There were no major injuries reported. The Department of Social Services
and the Red Cross are providing assistance.
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Discovery and seizure of marijuana field, three bahamian males arrested in Abaco
- Jan 22, 2018 - 4:39:43 PM
Police in Abaco discovered a large marijuana field on Monday 22nd January 2018.
are that shortly after 1:00pm, officers acting on information went to
an area off S.C Bootle Highway in Marsh Harbor, Abaco, where they
discovered a marijuana field with approximately 3,103 plants, ranging
between three inches to four feet in height. The plants has a street
value of 1.5 million dollars...
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.
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
National Museum of The Bahamas / AMMC opens its first Natural History Exhibit on Abaco
- Jan 12, 2018 - 9:15:28 PM
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...
Abaco ParkFest coming January 26 & 27
- Jan 3, 2018 - 9:47:35 PM
Bahamas National Trust presents their annual fundraiser now known as
ParkFest on Friday, on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27.
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...
Severe Weather Warning Issued for Abaco
- Oct 3, 2017 - 12:22:30 AM
THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
12:20AM EDT UNTIL 5:20AM TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2017.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ABACO AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.
12:13AM OBSERVATION, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED A CLUSTER OF
THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING WESTWARD
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...
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...
Abaco Road Traffic Department on recent delays
- Jun 16, 2017 - 2:25:50 PM
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.
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
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...
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
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...
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...
Help save the Elbow Reef Lighthouse
- Apr 21, 2017 - 3:06:04 AM
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...
AG’s Office Begins Online Birth Registration and Certification in Abaco
- Apr 17, 2017 - 1:27:32 PM
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
PM Christie: Abaconian Educator Patrick Bethel is a 'Bahamian Exemplar'
- Apr 6, 2017 - 5:13:31 PM
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.
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
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...
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...