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Multi-purpose gymnasium planned for Abaco

Abaco, The Bahamas - Plans are under way for a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose gymnasium for the island of Abaco.

Senior Government officials including Public Works and Transport
Minister the Hon. Neko Grant along with Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture the Hon. Charles Maynard, informed residents of plans for the
gymnasium during an Information Meeting on July 28.

The meeting held at Friendship Baptist Church was attended by
Government officials including Edison Key, MP for South Abaco; Colin
Higgs, permanent secretary; Calvin Balfour undersecretary; John Canton
and Tim Munnings, directors; Livingston Forbes, chief architect and
Shaun Forbes, engineer...

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Art Splash 5th Annual Abaco Cancer Society Art Show Auction - April 16th

Abaco, Bahamas - You're invited to

Art Splash 5th Annual Abaco Cancer Society Art Show & Auction hosted by The Green Turtle Club

April 16th, at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.  Silent Auction from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

There will be Wine and hors d'oeuvres, 15 local artists and Live Music - New Entry Band. Cancer Society
Merchandise will also be on sale. Proceeds benefit the Abaco Cancer
Society...

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More Developments Announced After Abaco Cabinet Meeting

Several developments came out of Tuesday's historic Cabinet meeting in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

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Art Splash 5th Annual Abaco Cancer Society Art Show Auction - April 16th

Abaco, Bahamas - You're invited to

Art Splash 5th Annual Abaco Cancer Society Art Show & Auction hosted by The Green Turtle Club

April 16th, at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.  Silent Auction from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

There will be Wine and hors d'oeuvres, 15 local artists and Live Music - New Entry Band. Cancer Society
Merchandise will also be on sale. Proceeds benefit the Abaco Cancer
Society...

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Human Remains Discovered in Abaco

Abaco, Bahamas -

Humans Remains Discovered in Abaco:  On Wednesday 13th February 2013, around 6:00pm, police received information that there were human remains in the area of Turtle Cove, Abaco.

Reports are that around 6:30pm, officers from the Marsh Harbour Police Station responded and discovered what appeared to be the body of a human being in an advanced state of decomposition, covered with rocks...

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Art Splash 5th Annual Abaco Cancer Society Art Show Auction - April 16th

Abaco, Bahamas - You're invited to

Art Splash 5th Annual Abaco Cancer Society Art Show & Auction hosted by The Green Turtle Club

April 16th, at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm.  Silent Auction from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

There will be Wine and hors d'oeuvres, 15 local artists and Live Music - New Entry Band. Cancer Society
Merchandise will also be on sale. Proceeds benefit the Abaco Cancer
Society...

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Two in custody following Abaco murder

Two men are in police custody in connection with the brutal stabbing death of an unidentified man in Abaco on Saturday.
Police said officers received reports of a “disturbance” at Surf Side Park, in Dundas Town, Abaco around 3:35 a.m. However, when officers responded to the scene, it was clearly more than just a disturbance.
“Police at Abaco discovered an unresponsive male with multiple stab wounds to the body,” reported police press liaison officer Sergeant Chrislyn Skippings.
“It is reported that the victim got into an altercation with two males known to him and was subsequently stabbed multiple times. The victim was taken to the local clinic where ...

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Christie says Ingraham in fight for political life in Abaco

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is in the 'fight for his life' to retain his long-held seat in the North Abaco constituency, said Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Perry Christie.
Christie said he thinks Ingraham will be unseated by the PLP's challenger Renardo Curry.
Ingraham has been elected to Parliament for North Abaco for seven consecutive terms.
Christie predicted that not only will Ingraham lose his seat, but the governing Free National Movement (FNM) will lose the May 7 election.
"I have never been a person who thought Hubert Ingraham's seat could be won, except this time," said Christie during an interview with The Nassau Guardian at his Cable Beach home on Wednesday. "This is the first time in all my years that I'm satisfied he is in the fight for his life.
"The North Abaco seat is a seat where we have produced an excellent young candidate who is supported by young people in significant numbers.
"We have a candidate who is stronger than anyone who has [run] there before and who is tailor made for that constituency."
Christie said the large number of registered voters in the country is evidence that the electorate is anxious to vote and ready for a shift in government.
"The challenge for the PLP is to ensure that people see us as representing change, not just the DNA," said Christie, referring to the newly formed third party, the Democratic National Alliance.
"You're going to find a result in this election similar to what has happened to other countries in the region coming out of a recession, that people are anxious to change the government. It's not going to be evident in the polling, but you're going to find that to be a reality.
"You cannot have a situation where so many people are unemployed, hurting, record numbers of murders, usually that translates to people voting against [the government]."
Christie said if the election were held today the PLP would win. The party's challenge will be sustaining the momentum it has garnered during the election campaign until May 7, Christie said.
"We are determined not to be distracted," he said.
"We are determined in this three-week period to present to the Bahamian people what we say we will do for them and why we think it is right for them to vote for us. I believe I have assembled a team of young men and women [who are] second to none.
"This election will be won on the basis of what's happening on the streets. Today we know we have the edge. The challenge will be to hold that edge for three weeks.
"I believe that we are going to win because the Bahamian people will look at everyone and make a decision based on which party has produced the best team and which party has produced the best message."
Christie also reiterated statements made by the prime minister on Monday that young people and women are the key demographic groups a party needs in order to win the next election.
On Monday, Ingraham said that registered female voters outnumbered registered male voters by 20,000. The prime minister also said that young voters between the ages of 18 and 25 represent the largest bloc of registered voters.
More than 172,000 people are registered to vote.

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Investments in Abaco infrastructure to pay dividends 'a hundred fold'

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco

--- The Government of The Bahamas's decision to "invest heavily" in
major upgrades to the infrastructure of Marsh Harbour will pay dividends
"of a hundred fold" to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in the future,
South Abaco Member of Parliament Edison Key said Tuesday.

Mr.
Key said the construction of a new, state-of-the-art community hospital
in Marsh Harbour, along with the Administrative Complex (also in Marsh
Harbour), and the new 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art airport
terminal and control tower, augurs well for the future socio-economic
growth of Abaco and the Commonwealth...

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Abaco Traffic Fatality Victim Indentified

Abaco, Bahamas - Police have identified the
victim in Abaco's second traffic fatality as that of 37 year old Benoir
Pierre of Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

Police are continuing the investigation into this matter...

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Abaco Business Expo - March 4th - 6th

Abaco, Bahamas - You are invited to the Abaco Annual Event & Celebration

Business Expo 2011 at the Abaco Convention Centre

March 4th - 6th, 2011. 

Friday Mix & Mingle, 7pm Until $10 Donation (Adults Only), Saturday
Seminar, 10am - 12pm Trade Fair & Fashion Show 12pm - 8pm $25
Adults & $10 for kids 16 and under, Sunday Trade Fair 12pm - 8pm "A
Drama Play Performance like no other" 2pm - 8pm $20 Adults & $10
for kids 16 and under...

Booth Rental Available...

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Abaco Business Expo - March 4th - 6th

Abaco, Bahamas - You are invited to the Abaco Annual Event & Celebration

Business Expo 2011 at the Abaco Convention Centre

March 4th - 6th, 2011. 

Friday Mix & Mingle, 7pm Until $10 Donation (Adults Only), Saturday
Seminar, 10am - 12pm Trade Fair & Fashion Show 12pm - 8pm $25
Adults & $10 for kids 16 and under, Sunday Trade Fair 12pm - 8pm "A
Drama Play Performance like no other" 2pm - 8pm $20 Adults & $10
for kids 16 and under...

Booth Rental Available...

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Does Abaco Really Need Urban Renewal 2.0

Dear Editor,

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Works Philip Davis has repeatedly promised residents of Abaco during the by-election campaign that the PLP's Urban Renewal 2.0 program is scheduled to be introduced on that island within days now.

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Abaco Business Expo - March 4th - 6th

Abaco, Bahamas - You are invited to the Abaco Annual Event & Celebration

Business Expo 2011 at the Abaco Convention Centre

March 4th - 6th, 2011. 

Friday Mix & Mingle, 7pm Until $10 Donation (Adults Only), Saturday
Seminar, 10am - 12pm Trade Fair & Fashion Show 12pm - 8pm $25
Adults & $10 for kids 16 and under, Sunday Trade Fair 12pm - 8pm "A
Drama Play Performance like no other" 2pm - 8pm $20 Adults & $10
for kids 16 and under...

Booth Rental Available...

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Science alliance conference to be hosted in Abaco

FRIENDS of the Environment are hosting the 6th biennial Abaco Science Alliance Conference from January 16 to 18 at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour...

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Hurricane Sandy Passing Abaco

...SANDY PASSING NEAR GREAT ABACO ISLAND...
...WIND FIELD CONTINUING TO EXPAND...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...26.3N 76.9W
ABOUT 15 MI...25 KM ESE OF GREAT ABACO ISLAND
ABOUT 485 MI...780 KM SSE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...968 MB...28.59 INCHES

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WOMAN INJURED AFTER SHARK ATTACK IN THE ABACOS

By NATARIO McKENZIE

Tribune Staff Reporter

nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

A WOMAN was left nursing serious wounds over the weekend after being attacked by a shark while surfing in the Abacos.

Jane Engle of Hope Town, Abaco, was attacked by what is believed to have been a lemon shark while surfing with her husband and some friends in the area of Elbow Cay, Abaco around 3pm on Saturday. According to her husband, Ronald Engle, his wife - who was in shock after the incident - received bite marks between her left ankle and knee and required some 75 to 100 stitches.

This incident comes just weeks after the remains of a man who disappeared after a boat trip with three others off Jaws Beach were fo ...

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Abaco Love Rush Junkanoo Weekend - February 22nd 23rd

Abaco, Bahamas - Don't miss

Abaco Love Rush Junkanoo Weekend - February 22nd & 23rd?. Spread the word and save the
date........we're less than two weeks away!!!

Junkanoo tickets are now on sale and
can be purchased at the following locations:

Abaco tourist office - Government Complex Tourist Information Center - Harbour Place (Rhonda hull's building), Marsh Harbour...

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Bahamian group eyes Abaco Club

A group of Bahamians led by Dwight Smith, the head of the police staff association, is leading an ambitious effort to purchase the Abaco Club at Winding Bay, as part of a plan to implement a multimillion-dollar "Bahamian capital development project" which would see thousands of homes built throughout The Bahamas, while the Abaco property is redeveloped into one which includes an Olympic training facility and a stem cell research project.
Smith said that funds from the Security Forces of the Bahamas Pension Trust, a pension plan established just under two years ago to cover members of the enforcement forces in The Bahamas such as police, immigration and customs officers, would be used to fund mortgages for those seeking to buy the homes that would be developed throughout the Bahamian islands as part of an effort to provide greater amounts of affordable housing for Bahamians.
Exactly how realistic their efforts might be remains an open question, however Smith and others associated with the project claim to have established a competent management team who would lead the initiative and to have received positive feedback from potential financiers in the United States.
A copy of a letter indicating the same was seen by Guardian Business, although its authenticity could not be verified.
A group of representatives from the Pension Trust recently visited the Abaco Club property, which is now for sale as well as being the subject of a legal dispute after home owners sued the Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp over alleged breaches of duty relating to allegations of poor maintenance, among a variety of concerns, and claim to have held discussions with the owners about purchasing the property which they believe may have prompted the homeowners decision to go public with their lawsuit.
The lawsuit also alleges that the homeowners are concerned about the owner's plans to sell the property, which Marriott Vacations has indicated could be worth around $28 million, to a group which plans to undertake a large-scale re-development of the property.
There was no indication in their lawsuit or from Marriott Vacations as to who this group might be.
Guardian Business has been informed that plans are now in place on the part of the representatives of the Security Forces of The Bahamas Pension Trust to meet with the Minister of State for Investments, Khaalis Rolle, about their intentions and to seek government support.
An extensive report, also seen by Guardian Business, has been compiled by Randolph John of the Construction Services Group in The Bahamas indicating the full extent of the group's plans and its likely cost, which is in the hundreds of millions.
Smith said that the group has spoken to a group of doctors who are interested in spearheading the stem cell facility, and sees the Olympic facility as likely to create a reliable source of revenue for the group as they move ahead with their residential development plans.
Plans are in place to put aside $9 million in funding to establish a physical office for the Security Forces of The Bahamas Pension Trust from which it would offer a range of financial services for members, Guardian Business was informed.
Meanwhile, the Trust plans to make the investment a public one ultimately, with Bahamians able to buy in via an initial public offering.
Smith said the overall intention is to make the development an inclusive one which addresses existing needs in The Bahamas.
"Our plan is to do the best to help the country at large," he stated.

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Abaco Business Expo - March 4th - 6th

Abaco, Bahamas - You are invited to the Abaco Annual Event & Celebration

Business Expo 2011 at the Abaco Convention Centre

March 4th - 6th, 2011. 

Friday Mix & Mingle, 7pm Until $10 Donation (Adults Only), Saturday
Seminar, 10am - 12pm Trade Fair & Fashion Show 12pm - 8pm $25
Adults & $10 for kids 16 and under, Sunday Trade Fair 12pm - 8pm "A
Drama Play Performance like no other" 2pm - 8pm $20 Adults & $10
for kids 16 and under...

Booth Rental Available...

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2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend Registration: Enter to Win Great Prizes!

Abaco, Bahamas - Anyone registering online for
the

2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend before

February 18th, 2013 will be
automatically entered to win a stay at the Treasure Cay Beach, Marina, and Golf
Resort, a round-trip ticket to Abaco, or a case of Sands beer.

"This is our second year for the event, and the
support from the community has been wonderful. We have a lot of prizes to give
out and this year we have started early on promotion. To date we are far ahead
of where we were last year in terms of registrations numbers, and we still have
about 7 weeks left till the event," said Lee McCoy, managing director...

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Abaco Business Expo - March 4th - 6th

Abaco, Bahamas - You are invited to the Abaco Annual Event & Celebration

Business Expo 2011 at the Abaco Convention Centre

March 4th - 6th, 2011. 

Friday Mix & Mingle, 7pm Until $10 Donation (Adults Only), Saturday
Seminar, 10am - 12pm Trade Fair & Fashion Show 12pm - 8pm $25
Adults & $10 for kids 16 and under, Sunday Trade Fair 12pm - 8pm "A
Drama Play Performance like no other" 2pm - 8pm $20 Adults & $10
for kids 16 and under...

Booth Rental Available...

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Rotary Club of Abaco to host 8th annual Golf Tournament - January 15th

Marsh Harbour, Abaco -

The Rotary Club of Abaco invites you to their

8th Annual Golf Tournament at The Treasure Cay Golf Club at 8:30 am

Saturday January 15th, 2011. This year we have 3 'hole in one prizes' as well as huge spread of Silent Auction items.  (a couple of headline items are weekend stay at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, plane tickets and some fine jewelry). The dinner will be at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay and there should be discounts for rooms at the hotel for tournament participants.  The Rotary Club of Abaco can also arrange for ground transportation from the Marsh Harbour airport for players from Nassau if necessary - contact Fred or Bryan on the sign up sheet...

We look forward to seeing lots of Nassauvians up here for the great event...

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Abaco Community Talent Showcased in National Arts Festival

Dundas Town, Abaco, The Bahamas - Enclosed are photos during the recent E. Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications for the Abaco community, at
the Central Abaco Primary School, in Dundas Town.

Teacher and writer
Enzil Cooper performed his original piece "The Dilly Tree Meeting,"
during the recent and scored a 94 for
his dramatic work.

Also featured were local resident duets and soloists, the New Entry Band, and
Fox Town Primary School students...

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Rotary Club of Abaco to host 8th annual Golf Tournament - January 15th

Marsh Harbour, Abaco -

The Rotary Club of Abaco invites you to their

8th Annual Golf Tournament at The Treasure Cay Golf Club at 8:30 am

Saturday January 15th, 2011. This year we have 3 'hole in one prizes' as well as huge spread of Silent Auction items.  (a couple of headline items are weekend stay at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, plane tickets and some fine jewelry). The dinner will be at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay and there should be discounts for rooms at the hotel for tournament participants.  The Rotary Club of Abaco can also arrange for ground transportation from the Marsh Harbour airport for players from Nassau if necessary - contact Fred or Bryan on the sign up sheet...

We look forward to seeing lots of Nassauvians up here for the great event...

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The U.S. Embassy marks Earth Day by training environmental leaders on Abaco

Marsh Harbour, Abaco

-To mark Earth Day, the U.S.
Embassy in partnership with Civil Society Bahamas sponsored a special NGO
capacity building workshop on April 15 for environmental leaders throughout
Abaco. The Bahamas National Trust and Friends of the Environment hosted the
Marsh Harbour session facilitated by American NGO technical expert, Dawn Crosby. The workshop was part of U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant's ongoing
commitment to support the efforts of local environmental organizations working
to protecting and preserving The Bahamas' land and marine habitats.

During the session American
presenter, Dawn Crosby, provided Abaco's environmental leaders with concrete
tools in identifying ways to align the resources, abilities and activities of
their organizations with the external environment in order to achieve the
organization's mission. Deon Stewart, the National Coordinator of the United
Nations Development Small Grants Program Global Environmental Facility...

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Wanted Suspect Captured in Abaco

Abaco, Bahamas -  On Thursday 31st
January 2013, shortly after 2:00pm, police in Abaco acting on
information received went to an area at Southside Road, Abaco where they
re-capture wanted suspect Larry Dorelus.

Police also discovered a .40 caliber firearm with (1) live round of ammunition, a bullet proof vest and a number of stolen properties at that location

... 

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Great Abaco highway bypass taking shape

THE new bypass road under construction on the Great Abaco highway is taking shape.

Six months ago, the Government awarded a contract for $965,818,95 to Knowles Construction and Development Company Ltd to build the bypass road in Central Abaco.

"There is traffic congestion in downtown," said Public Works and Transport Minister Neko Grant.

"This road will eliminate the heavy traffic in the downtown area which permits one to land at Marsh Harbour International Airport and proceed to north Abaco without going downtown.

"The road connects from the south and brings you to the airport. It will take you to downtown as well, just past the Government Administration building.

"On t ...

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FNM Resumes North Abaco Campaign
FNM Resumes North Abaco Campaign

Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham's resignation from the House of Assembly takes effect on Friday and both the Free National Movement (FNM) and Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) are preparing to go head to head in the upcoming by-election.

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Twelve Illegal Immigrants Taken Into Custody In Abaco

Abaco, Bahamas - On Thursday 28th November 2012 around 6:25pm, Immigration authorities along with officers of the Abaco District took into custody twelve (12) illegal immigrants.

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