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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...
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
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...
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...
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
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.
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.
tour afforded me the opportunity to engage with Stalwart councilors,
Branch members, residents and Local Government officials...
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...
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
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...
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
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.
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...