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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Traffic fatality in Abaco, pedestrian struck in Dundas Town - Jan 27, 2017 - 3:02:44 PM

Police in Abaco are investigating a traffic accident that has left a male dead.

Reports are that on Thursday 26th January 2017 shortly before 10:00pm, a male was reportedly struck by an unknown vehicle on Forest Drive, Dundas Town, Abaco. EMS personnel were called to the scene and transported the victim to the Marsh Harbour Clinic where he was pronounced dead by doctor. Police are actively investigating this matter.
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Armed robbery in Abaco on Don McKay Blvd - Jan 13, 2017 - 10:37:50 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday 12th January 2017.

Reports are that shortly before 8:00pm, a male while in the area of a business establishment on Don McKay Blvd was held up at gun point by two mask males, one of whom was brandishing a firearm. He was robbed of his licensed .22 Winchester rifle and cell phone. Both males made good their escape.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Stabbing in Abaco, man airlifted to Nassau - Dec 17, 2016 - 10:00:28 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a male hospitalized in serious condition.

Reports are that on Friday 16th December 2016, shortly after 2:00pm, police were called to a business establishment on Don McKay Blvd, where two males were involved in an altercation that resulted in one of the males being stabbed about the body. The victim was taken to the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic where he was seen by doctor and is listed in serious condition. He was airlifted to New Providence for further medical attention.

Arts & Culture
"An Evening to Remember” to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of GTC’s Albert Lowe Museum - Nov 1, 2016 - 10:41:39 PM

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GREEN TURTLE CAY, Abaco -- Forty years ago this month, on November 6, 1976, surrounded by Bahamian, American, Canadian and British dignitaries and hundreds of well-wishers, Bahamian artist and historian Alton Lowe watched as then Minister of Tourism Clement Maynard cut the ribbon officially opening Green Turtle Cay’s Albert Lowe Museum.

To commemorate the museum’s 40th anniversary, a cocktail reception entitled “An Evening to Remember” will be held at the Bluff House Beach Resort on Green Turtle Cay on Saturday, January 7, 2017...
Bahamian Politics
DNA Ratification Speech by Claire Basden - Nov 1, 2016 - 4:28:06 PM

I first would like to give God all honor and glory for entrusting me with this opportunity. I do not take this moment lightly and I accept this position in all humility. To our Leader of the Democratic National Alliance movement; Mr. Branville McCartney, Deputy Leader Mr. Chris Mortimer along with the Executive and Supporting Team; my mother and mentor Deborah Basden, my family, friends and to my fellow Bahamians good morning.

I remember many conversations discussing how the Bahamas needs change in its political system and fast. This change we agreed needed to be a radical one. One that will definitely shift the direction our country is headed. For too long we have been accustomed to accepting the status quo of politics...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Two arrested in Abaco shooting death - Oct 23, 2016 - 1:27:37 PM

Police in Abaco took two males into custody following a shooting incident on that island that left a man dead on Sunday 23rd October 2016. 

Reports are that shortly before 4:00am, a man was involved in an argument with another man near a nightclub off S. C. Bootle Highway, Murphy Town that led to him being fatally shot with a shotgun. The victim was transported to the local clinic where he was pronounced dead. 

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Burnt remains of a child found after house fire in Abaco - Oct 19, 2016 - 1:43:35 PM


ABACO, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are investigating a house fire and the discovery of the charred remains of a young child.

Reports are that on Tuesday 18th October 2016 shortly after 9:00pm, police along with the Marsh Harbour Fire Services were called to a house fire, in the Mudd, Abaco. A single story wooden structure was discovered ablaze. Officers quickly extinguished the fire and upon examining the building discovered the burnt remains of a child. The body was examined by doctor at the scene and pronounced dead...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Shooting incident at Abaco nightclub, 2 injured - Oct 1, 2016 - 7:51:46 AM

Abaco, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that has left two males hospitalized.

Reports are that on Saturday 1st October 2016 shortly after 1:00am, police were called to a nightclub situated on West Bay Street, Dundas Town, Abaco, where an altercation with a group of males occurred and gunshots were fired that resulted in two males receiving gunshot wounds to the body...

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PM Christie Lauds Abaco's Air and Boating Tourism Sectors - Sep 23, 2016 - 3:32:00 PM

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie noted that if one closely examines the facts, one can demonstrate that Abaco has consistently delivered historical growth trends based on steady and methodical performance in both its air and boating sectors.

"In fact, it is one of only a handful of islands in our archipelago that has experienced a kind of robust, organic and measured multi-sector development delivering economic returns that are the envy of other destinations within The Bahamas and in the region," Prime Minister Christie said, at the Abaco Business Outlook, held at Great Abaco Beach Resort & Marina...
Bahamian Politics
Alfred M. Sears “Listening Tour” to Abaco to meet with Stalwarts and Branch Executives of The Progressive Liberal Party - Sep 22, 2016 - 11:28:07 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas – Alfred M. Sears, Queens Counsel, PLP Candidate for Fort Charlotte, accompanied by his wife Marion, took his “listening tour” to Abaco this weekend and the visit was a resounding success.

The people with whom he met were excited about Sears’ bid for the leadership of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and welcomed him warmly, embracing his change agenda and assuring him of their support.

“This tour afforded me the opportunity to engage with Stalwart councilors, Branch members, residents and Local Government officials...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister Christie's Remarks at Abaco Business Outlook - Sep 22, 2016 - 12:50:31 PM

If we closely examine the facts we can demonstrate that Abaco has consistently delivered historical growth trends based on steady and methodical performance in both its air and boating sectors. In fact, it is one of only a handful of islands in our archipelago that has experienced a kind of robust, organic and measured multi-sector development delivering economic returns that are the envy of other destinations within The Bahamas and in the Region.

In the first half of this year Abaco experienced incremental growth in each of its top ten US markets which puts it on track to deliver solid returns for the full year 2016.

With over ninety-nine thousand visitors coming by air to the destination in 2015, Abaco is also one of only three islands in The Bahamas that was able to meet or exceed the region’s overall growth rate of seven (7.3) percent in foreign air arrivals last year...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Drugs seized in South Abaco, 1 man in custody - Sep 16, 2016 - 9:27:46 AM

Abaco Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2016, officers from the Abaco Division arrested an adult male following the seizure of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Wednesday 14th September 2016.

Reports are that shortly before 1:00pm, Abaco Division officers executed search warrant on a home located at Crossing Rock, South Abaco, where they uncovered a quantity of marijuana...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Firearm and ammunition arrest in Abaco - Aug 4, 2016 - 12:53:08 PM

Abaco, Bahamas - Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2016, police in Abaco arrest a 40 year old male after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

Reports are that on Thursday 4th August 2016 shortly after 3:00am, officers while on mobile patrol in the area of S.C Bootle Highway, stopped and searched a 2001 Honda Accord with two male passengers, officers discovered on one of the male a .357 revolver along with (16) .357 rounds of ammunition. The 40 year old male of Central Pines, Abaco was arrested and taken into custody...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force
Abaco Armed Robbery - Jun 18, 2016 - 6:26:38 PM

Abaco, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are investigating an armed robbery of a business establishment on Don McKay Boulevard.

Reports are that on Friday 17th June 2016 shortly after 1:00pm, a mask male entered the business establishment armed with a shot gun and robbed it of a large sum of money. He then robbed the cashier of a silver Honda vehicle thereby making good his escape...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Armed robbery in Abaco - Jun 13, 2016 - 12:47:04 PM

Abaco, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are investigating an armed robbery.

Reports are that on Sunday 12th June 2016 shortly before 9:00pm, a male reported that while in the area of Crockett Drive, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, he was robbed of cash by an unknown male armed with a knife.

Police are actively investigating...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Abaco police report stabbing incident at night club - Jun 11, 2016 - 11:10:49 AM

Police in Abaco, Bahamas are investigating a stabbing incident that has left a male hospitalized.

Reports are that on Saturday 11th June 2016,shortly before 1:00am, a male reported that while at a nightclub on Don McKay Boulevard, he was reportedly stabbed to the body several times by a male known to him. He was taken to the Marsh Harbour Clinic and was seen by doctor who listed his injuries as serious.The victim was flown to New Providence for further medical assistance...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Missing Abaco man found dead in vehicle - Jun 7, 2016 - 1:36:44 PM

Abaco, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are investigating the death of a 59 year old male of Cooper’s Town, Abaco, who was reported missing on Saturday 4th June 2016. On Monday 6th June 2016 shortly after 4:00pm, the 59 year old male was discovered in his vehicle in the Coconut Grove area off S.C Bootle Highway unresponsive.

The body was taken to the Marsh Harbour Clinic where doctor pronounced him dead...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District
Abaconian arrested in Grand Bahama for drug possession - Apr 21, 2016 - 9:46:11 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - A 21 year old female of Grand Cay, Abaco is in police custody after she was arrested for Possession of Dangerous Drugs with the intent to supply.

Reports are that on Wednesday 20th April 2016 shortly before 2:00pm, officers of Operation Turf Sweep acting on information went to the Grand Bahama Highway in the area of the Grand Cay Boat Dock where officers discovered in a suitcase a quantity of suspected marijuana and cocaine. A 21 year old female of Grand Cay, Abaco was arrested and taken into police custody. Police are investigating...
Community : Abaco
Abaco Shark Education Tour Held - Mar 25, 2016 - 10:29:03 AM

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Florida based nonprofit Sharks4Kids teamed up with NC State PhD student Enie Buhler to visit schools around the island of Abaco. This three day education tour was made possible by a grant from the Save Our Seas Foundation and the team spoke to over 200 students ages 3-16.

Day one the team headed south and the first stop was in Sandy Point at James A. Pinder Primary School to speak to grades 4-6 and pre-K. This was followed by two presentations at Crossing Rocks Public School grades 1-6...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
American visitor arrested in Abaco for possession of marijuana brownies - Mar 13, 2016 - 12:15:37 PM

Police in Abaco have in their custody a 35 year old American female visitor who was found in possession of suspected marijuana brownies.

Reports are that on Saturday 12th March 2016, shortly before 3:00pm, police arrested the 32 year old female visitor who was found in possession of the suspected marijuana brownies while at the Treasure Cay International Airport.

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