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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...
Family Islands Events Calendar
- Feb 21, 2017 - 3:35:38 AM
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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.
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.
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.
"An Evening to Remember” to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of GTC’s Albert Lowe Museum
- Nov 1, 2016 - 10:41:39 PM
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
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
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...
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.
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...