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Help save the Elbow Reef Lighthouse - Apr 21, 2017 - 3:06:04 AM

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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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
AG’s Office Begins Online Birth Registration and Certification in Abaco - Apr 17, 2017 - 1:27:32 PM

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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 achievement...”
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Christie: Abaconian Educator Patrick Bethel is a 'Bahamian Exemplar' - Apr 6, 2017 - 5:13:31 PM


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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.

"This Bahamian 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 Community...'"
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
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...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
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...
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Family Islands Events Calendar - Feb 21, 2017 - 3:35:38 AM


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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.

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"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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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...
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