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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : WANTED PERSONS
Abaco police seek publics’ help in locating man wanted for murder - May 5, 2018 - 10:00:52 PM

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Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted for questioning in connection with a murder investigation on the island of Abaco. 

The suspect is known only as “Monkey”.

Police are asking members of the public who know the correct name and whereabouts of this man, to not approach...
Community : Abaco
40th Anniversary of Island Roots Heritage Festival - Apr 10, 2018 - 8:15:39 AM

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Festival time is here again for residents of Green Turtle Cay, Abaco as they prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Island Roots Heritage Festival May 4 - 6.
 
Under the theme, “Green Turtle Cay: Beautiful, Bountiful and Blessed,” the three-day festival is a much-anticipated event that celebrates the shared Loyalist heritage of the residents of Green Turtle Cay and its sister settlement, Key West, Florida...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
3 airlifted from Abaco after serious traffic accident - Apr 3, 2018 - 9:57:48 AM

Police in Abaco are investigating a traffic accident that has left several persons with serious, injuries.

Reports are, that on Monday 2nd April 2018, sometime after 3:00pm, a serious traffic accident occurred, on Earnest Dean Highway in the area of Cherokee Road, involving a silver 2004 Kia Rio and a black Dodge Caliber, both vehicles were extensively damaged and all of the occupants received injuries...
Arts & Culture
Singers Hit the Right Note at National Arts Festival in Abaco - Mar 17, 2018 - 1:43:12 PM

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MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- Forest Heights Academy student Journey Higgs plays the guitar and sings, on March 15, 2018, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

That day marked the first combined-school Abaco adjudications, with some seven private and public schools gathered at St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and drama performances...
Arts & Culture
Abaco Primary Students 'Do the Junkanoo' in National Arts Festival - Mar 17, 2018 - 7:50:25 AM

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MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- St. Francis de Sales Catholic School students electrify with Junkanoo sounds, on March 15, 2018, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

That day marked the first combined-school Abaco adjudications. About seven private and public schools gathered at St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and drama performances...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Traffic Fatality in Abaco - Feb 24, 2018 - 3:27:47 AM

Police in Abaco, are investigating a traffic accident that has left an individual dead.

Reports are, that after 8:00pm, on Friday 23rd February 2018, the police in Treasure Cay Abaco, received a report, of (2) two vehicles being on fire, as a result of a traffic accident, just above Treasure Cay. It was also reported, that a passenger was trapped in one of them...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
PM Minnis and delegation assess fire damage in the Mud Settlement - Jan 29, 2018 - 1:22:22 PM

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Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, centre, leads a high level delegation of Cabinet Ministers and Government officials to Abaco for a full assessment on yesterday's fire in the Mud settlement that has destroyed an estimated 55 structures, displacing some 150 persons.  There were no major injuries reported. The Department of Social Services and the Red Cross are providing assistance.  

(BIS Photo/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
Discovery and seizure of marijuana field, three bahamian males arrested in Abaco - Jan 22, 2018 - 4:39:43 PM

Police in Abaco discovered a large marijuana field on Monday 22nd January 2018.

Reports are that shortly after 1:00pm, officers acting on information went to an area off S.C Bootle Highway in Marsh Harbor, Abaco, where they discovered a marijuana field with approximately 3,103 plants, ranging between three inches to four feet in height. The plants has a street value of 1.5 million dollars...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
RBPF Abaco: Police involved shooting, suspect dead, weapon recovered - Jan 19, 2018 - 9:30:35 AM

One male suspect is dead after he confronted police armed with a firearm in the Central Pines, Abaco area.

Reports are that on Friday 19th January 2018, shortly after midnight, police were called to a business establishment in the Central Pines area, where it was reported that a male armed with a firearm was discharging into the crowd...
Community : Abaco
National Museum of The Bahamas / AMMC opens its first Natural History Exhibit on Abaco - Jan 12, 2018 - 9:15:28 PM


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On January 3, 2018, the National Museum of The Bahamas / Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation (AMMC) officially opened its first natural history exhibit to an audience of scientists, government officials and environmental stakeholders.

The culmination of over a decade of research, the exhibit highlights the rich history of discovery, science and research in the field of natural history in The Bahamas. Plans are for it to develop as a dynamic display, reflecting the latest discoveries and research...
Community : Abaco
Abaco ParkFest coming January 26 & 27 - Jan 3, 2018 - 9:47:35 PM

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Bahamas National Trust presents their annual fundraiser now known as ParkFest on Friday, on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27. 

The opening night cocktail reception is from 6 - 9 p.m.; and on Saturday the event runds from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This event was previously known as Art for the Parks...
Bahamas Weather
Severe Weather Warning Issued for Abaco - Oct 3, 2017 - 12:22:30 AM

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 12:20AM EDT UNTIL 5:20AM TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2017.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ABACO AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 12:13AM OBSERVATION, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING WESTWARD TOWARDS ABACO...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
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...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Abaco Road Traffic Department on recent delays - Jun 16, 2017 - 2:25:50 PM

The 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.

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
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 June 2017.

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...

Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
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 ammunition.

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...
Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands
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...

Community : Abaco
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...”
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