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GER3 helping to build Abaco back better - Oct 30, 2020 - 4:05:37 PM

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For some, the road to recovery a year after Hurricane Dorian has been a hard fought one, wrought with tears, heartache, mixed emotions and bitter-sweet memories. But it is the generosity of relief organizations like Global Emergency Relief Recovery and Reconstruction (GER3) that have helped to make the last year for residents in Grand Bahama and Abaco bearable.

“It was like God had GER3 waiting for me,” said Sitha Silien, 28, who lived in an area in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, known as ThePea...
News : Local
Minister of National Security leads Community Outreach in Abaco - Sep 14, 2020 - 11:25:44 AM

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The Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Dr. Raymond King; Commissioner of Police, Paul Rolle; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Marco Rolle; other Senior Officers from the Royal Bahamas Police and Defence Forces, ministerial staff and Island Administrators joined the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Marvin Dames in several stakeholders meetings throughout the Northern, Central and Southern Abaco and surrounding cays during Sunday 13 September 2020...
Community : Abaco
Abaco Service of Remembrance on May 22 - May 18, 2020 - 9:34:26 AM

The Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) is announcing the Service of Remembrance for the victims of Hurricane Dorian will take place on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10 a.m.

The service and burial will be led by the Bahamas Christian Council and Abaco Christian Council. It will take place at the Public Cemetery, S.C. Bootle Highway, Central Pines...
Community : Abaco
Abaconian, Atario Mitchell returns to restore his hometown - Nov 6, 2019 - 9:35:47 AM

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Two months after Hurricane Dorian made landfall in Abaco, the majority of the island remains desolate. However, one of Abaco’s hometown boys has returned to his childhood home to provide aid and assistance in beginning the restoration process of Abaco.

For the last four weeks, Caribbean Pavement Solutions, a subsidiary of The Bahamas Striping Group of Companies, was one of four companies who was mandated by the Government of The Bahamas to remove the debris from the shantytowns in Abaco...
Community : Abaco
Bahamian Brewery announces November rebuild of its Abaco operations - Nov 4, 2019 - 8:20:02 AM

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In the nearly two months since Hurricane Dorian blew through Grand Bahama and the Abacos, the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage (BBB) Company has remained determined to keep its business afloat despite major setbacks. With an all hands on deck approach, the company continues to make enormous strides toward the full restoration of its Grand Bahama beer operations and is set now to rebuild their retail store and warehouse. 

Jimmy’s currently boasts one of the largest inventories of wines and spirits in the country with nine locations across the island chain...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Dames Keynotes Abaco Community Meeting - Oct 1, 2019 - 3:30:43 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames represented the Government as the main speaker at a Community Meeting, at the Friendship Tabernacle Church, in Dundas Town, Abaco, on September 30, 2019.  The event brought together local civic leaders and residents, giving them the opportunity to voice their concerns and hear briefly what actions are in place and in the course of being implemented by the Government, especially agencies under the Ministry of National Security...
Community : Abaco
Sun Oil Limited provides fuel relief and support for Abaco recovery efforts - Sep 22, 2019 - 11:42:24 AM

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Following the passage of Hurricane Dorian, Anthony Robinson, President and CEO of Focol Holdings Limited, led a Sun Oil team on an assessment visit to the island.  Robinson says, “Our hearts are broken for the people of Abaco and our commitment to the restoration of fuel services on the island is unquestionable.  Since the passage of Hurricane Dorian, and now, our team of dedicated professional have been relentless in their commitment to provide quality petroleum products to the community of Abaco.”
Community : Grand Bahama
MIYA Bahamas Donates to Abaco’s Dorian Rebuild and the Grand Bahamas’ Children’s Home - Sep 22, 2019 - 11:00:10 AM

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As the national effort to rebuild and restore the islands impacted by Hurricane Dorian, MIYA Bahamas, - on Thursday, September 19, the company represented by Miya Bahamas Project Manager, Mario Tavera, made a donation of 15 thousand dollars to NEMA to assist, with the donated funds  specifically earmarked to help rebuild and refurbish the Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant in Marsh Harbour, Abaco which was decimated by the major storm. As the work continues...
Community : Abaco
“We’re not giving up on Abaco,” say Abaco Neem farmers - Sep 10, 2019 - 8:51:01 PM

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For five blistering hours, Daphne de Gregory held her own against a raging hurricane, using her body like a concrete block to keep a dormer door shut while her husband, Nick Miaoulis, did the same with the adjoining door. All that stood between them and the howling 220 mile an hour winds of Hurricane Dorian was a sheet of glass. Together, they prayed, minute after minute, hour after hour. When one was nearly worn out and on the verge of collapse, the other prayed louder, offering up encouragement.

Back and forth it went until the wind finally subsided and for the first time in what seemed an eternity, Nick and Daphne breathed...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Attends Briefing in Abaco Ahead of Hurricane Dorian's Projected Landfall - Aug 31, 2019 - 11:56:11 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended a press briefing for residents of Abaco today and checked in on the progress of the island’s preparations for Hurricane Dorian, an extremely dangerous and powerful Category 4 storm approaching the Northwest Bahamas.

The visit was part of The Prime Minister’s final appeal for residents of the northern cays and the northern mainland to seek safe harbour in south Abaco.

Hurricane Dorian is a major threat to portions of the northwest Bahamas, particularly Abaco and Grand Bahama, which are under a Hurricane Warning. Residents of vulnerable areas of those islands are being urged to get out of harm’s way...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Abaco police are investigating a traffic fatality that has left a male dead - Jun 6, 2019 - 11:24:25 AM

Reports are that on Thursday 6th June 2019  shortly after 6:00am, police were called to Forrest Drive, Abaco, where a black Mazda vehicle and a red and black Honda motorcycle were involved in a head on collision. The driver of the motorcycle, a 35 year old male of Abaco died at the scene. The driver and passenger of the Mazda vehicle, both resident of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, were taken to the Marsh Harbour Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of the Environment and Housing: Plastics and Styrofoam Ban - Abaco Visit - May 21, 2019 - 12:20:04 PM

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The Ministry of the Environment and Housing will host a series of events in Abaco, this Thursday-Saturday for the upcoming Plastics and Styrofoam Ban.

See enclosed upcoming events in Abaco...
Community : Abaco
Abaco has open consultations with URCA representatives - May 1, 2019 - 6:00:28 AM

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Abaco residents got the opportunity to share their thoughts and to discuss concerns with URCA representatives in a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday April 17th, as the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) continued their campaign of public consultations across the northern islands.

Carlton Smith, URCA's Director of Electronic Communications and Shevonn Cambridge, URCA’s Director of Utilities & Energy, sat down with residents in a public town meeting to discuss various concerns related to consumer protection...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Six arraigned on armed robbery charges in Abaco - Mar 6, 2019 - 11:30:23 AM


Officers in the Abaco District will arraign six persons before the Magistrate Court in Abaco for the offences of Armed Robbery, Shopbreaking and Stealing. These are matters that occurred between 2018 and 2019 in the business community of Abaco....
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Lanisha Rolle Hosts Meeting with Abaco Representatives - Feb 24, 2019 - 2:53:45 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle (fourth left) held an informal breakfast meeting in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on February 22, 2019, with cultural and government representatives to discuss various topics related to her Ministry.  Among those present for the discussions included the following representatives from New Providence: Executive Director of Culture Rowena Sutherland, Junior Junkanoo National Coordinator Henry Higgins, Junkanoo icon Percy 'Vola' Francis, and Co-Chairpersons of the National Junkanoo Committee Kishlane O'Brien and Dr. Dwight Marshall...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Armed robbery at residence in Murphy Town, Abaco - Feb 14, 2019 - 10:00:40 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday 13th February 2019

Reports are that shortly before 11:00pm, three males wearing mask and armed with a handgun, cutlass and knife, entered a residence on South Side Road, Murphy Town, Abaco, and robbed the occupants of cash before fleeing the area...
Community : Abaco
Abaco Community looking to learn and connect at Business Outlook - Sep 11, 2018 - 3:45:17 PM

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Abaconians hope TCL Group’s 15th Annual Abaco Business Outlook (ABO) will allow them to “come, learn and connect.” The forum will take place on Thursday September 20, 2018 at the Abaco Beach Resort.

ABO aims to connect local and external industry experts with stakeholders in a conducive space, where all participating parties can discuss issues plaguing the island, and identify opportunities for economic growth.  Among the subjects under consideration will be the island’s economic challenges which currently include a decrease in airlift and high unemployment numbers.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard...
Community : Abaco
Living whale is cut open in search for ambergris - Aug 27, 2018 - 7:26:28 PM

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The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) responded to the report of a live stranded pilot whale on August 23rd on the beach just north of Crossing Rocks, Abaco. 

With the help of Crossing Rocks community members, BMMRO’s team was able to push the 11-foot young adult female whale back out to sea but had to hold it upright so that it did not drown. Two sharks patrolled nearby. During the rescue, BMMRO scientist Dr. Diane Claridge discovered a 3-foot long and 3-inch deep cut on the whale’s underside, deep enough to have cut into the muscle...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
American male arrested in Abaco for possession of dangerous drugs - Jun 9, 2018 - 9:20:33 AM

Reports are that on Friday 8th June 2018, shortly before 10:00am, an American male was arrested by police while at the Leonard .M. Thompson International Airport for possession of dangerous drugs. He was arraigned before the Marsh Harbor Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate Ancella Evans, pleaded guilty to the charge, was fined $300 and deported back to the United States of America...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
2 Abaco females found in possession of dangerous drugs - Alleged drowning - Jun 6, 2018 - 6:24:43 PM

2 females are in police custody after they were found in possession of dangerous drugs in Abaco: Reports are that on Tuesday 5th June 2018, shortly before 8:00pm, officers acting on information and armed with a search warrant, went to a residence in High Rock, Marsh Harbor, Abaco, where they searched the home and discovered (2) plastic bags of suspected marijuana...

Alleged drowning: Police in Abaco are investigating the death of a male who was found in waters near the Government Dock...
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