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October 10, 2012
Pressure Is On Curry To Win North Abaco By-election

Dear Editor,

I wonder if Free National Movement (FNM) candidate for North Abaco Greg Gomez knew exactly what he was getting himself into when he initially sought the nomination for the opposition party.

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HG Christie Sponsors “Little Miss Bahamas” Contestant – Madisyn Cole of Abaco
October 13, 2010

HG Christie's own Kathleen Albury, is proud to announce that her adorable daughter, Madisyn Cole, was recently crowned 'Little Miss Abaco'. This bright and talented little lady will go on to represent Abaco in the upcoming national pageant 'Little Miss Bahamas Pageant'. Distinguished little ladies, such as Madisyn, will compete for the honor of the national title, “Little Miss Bahamas”, in the capital city of Nassau.

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September 02, 2012
Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder Visits Abaco Chamber Of Commerce

Abaco, Bahamas - In the latest of a series of intelligence gathering exercises, Financial Services Minister Ryan Pinder recently met with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce to discuss the group's concerns and present challenges. 

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October 23, 2012
North Abaco Voter Turnout 20 Percent Higher Than Elizabeth

Voter turnout in last Monday's North Abaco by-election was significantly higher than the 2010 Elizabeth by-election. Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis has claimed that "low" voter turn-out in North Abaco was the result of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) intimidating voters.

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January 10, 2013
Art For The Parks Abaco Event - January 25 - 27

Art for the Parks Abaco is in support of the National Parks of Abaco and will take place over three days: Friday, 25th January, 6pm - 9pm;  Saturday, 26th January, 10am - 6pm; and Sunday, 27th January, 11am - 3pm.

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January 21, 2013
Art For The Parks Abaco Event - January 25 - 27

Art for the Parks Abaco is in support of the National Parks of Abaco and will take place over three days: Friday, 25th January, 6pm - 9pm;  Saturday, 26th January, 10am - 6pm; and Sunday, 27th January, 11am - 3pm.

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Surviving Abaco
October 01, 2012
Surviving Abaco

Power must constantly be fought for. Those possessing it must always be on the offensive to defend what they have.

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The Third Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival Returns to Abacos
January 28, 2015
The Third Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival Returns to Abacos

If the snow has chilled you to the bone this winter, escape to warm weather, sea breezes and performances by some of Nashville’s best musical talents at the Third Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival in Hope Town, Abaco...

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September 05, 2012
The Abaco Cancer Society Stride For Life 5 K Walk /Run - October 6th

Abaco, Bahamas - Don't miss The Abaco Cancer Society Stride for Life 5 K Walk /Run set to take place on October 6th, 2012 starting at BIAC
Park, at 7 a.m. Registration (donation): $20, includes free T shirt.

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August 29, 2012
Abaco Business Outlook 2012 Speakers And Date Announced

The ninth annual Abaco Business Outlook (ABO) is scheduled to be held on
Wednesday, September 26 at the New Vision Ministries Centre in Marsh
Harbour, Abaco.
& Wellness...

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April 26, 2013
Abaco Students Show Talent at National Arts Festival

Abaco, The Bahamas -- Central Abaco Primary
School students perform a dramatic piece, during the recent E. Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco Adjudications.

Photos enclosed...

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February 24, 2012
Wedding Planner's Institute of Canada to hold International Certification Course in Abaco

ABACO, Bahamas  - The
Wedding Planner's Institute of Canada (WPIC) will be holding an
International Wedding Certification Course at Abaco Beach Resort on
March 12-13.

The International Wedding Certification Course prepares individuals to coordinate,

organize
and facilitate all styles of local and destination weddings. The March
12-13 course will be instructed by WPIC President, Danielle Andrews
Sunkel, who will also be in the country to speak at the Abaco Wedding
Professional's Symposium, hosted by the Ministry of Tourism. Together
with the WPIC team of instructors, WPIC has certified over 4,000 people
worldwide...

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April 18, 2013
(Photos) National Arts Festival Adjudications in Abaco

Abaco, Bahamas -  Agape Christian School
student Beth Ann Johnson sings The Winans' "Tomorrow", during the E.
Clement Bethel National Arts Festival's Abaco Adjudications, at the school in
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on April 15, 2013. The Adjudications will continue
throughout the week and visit several settlements. Admission to view the
performances is free to the public

Photos

enclosed...

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August 30, 2011
Schooner Bay, South Abaco report on Hurricane Irene

Schooner Bay, South
Abaco - "Damage Assessment & Aerial Reconnaissance of Schooner Bay
Confirms What Planners, Environmentalists and Engineers Had Predicted
All Along -- If One Works Within and Enhances The Centuries Old, Existing
Natural Systems, Then Mother Nature Shows Her Mercy in Times of Major
Storms Like Irene. "

With a projected storm
surge on the Atlantic side of Abaco at 4 feet, the seawall, harbour,
groin, dune system and completed homes at Schooner Bay were put to the
near ultimate test from Hurricane Irene on 25"' August 2011. Note:
Official NOAA models max out at a 6 ft. storm surge in a Cat 5 storm on
east coast of Abaco....

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January 04, 2013
Govt Invests 1.3M In Abaco Road Project

The government is planning to invest up to $9 million in infrastructure projects in Abaco, as officials place a renewed focus on Family Island development.
During a press conference yesterday, the Ministry of Works and Urban Development announced that islands other than New Providence will become more of a priority in 2013 and beyond in an effort to create more balance, diversify the economy and shift the intense spotlight away from the country's capital.

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October 11, 2012
Abaco's 5K Open Water Swim - Saturday, October 13th

ABACO, Bahamas - Held
in October of each year, the

5K Open Water Swim is set to make a splash on

Saturday, October 13 at the Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour where professional
and non-professional swimmers will take their position to compete in individual
and team races.

Partnering
once again to host the Bahamas Swim Federation sanctioned, Open Water Swim, is
the Abaco Swim Club and the Abaco Tourist Office. However, a noticeable change
at this year's 5K Open Water Swim is in moving the event date to the second
Saturday in the month vs. the customary first as was the practice in years
past...

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May 04, 2013
Tornado causes damage in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco

Abaco, Bahamas - On Friday, May 3rd at 6:30pm a tornado caused damage in Green Turtle Cay, Abaco.

The following photos were taken by Timothy Roberts.

Green Turtle Cay is an island in The Bahamas. It is located in the
"Abaco Out Islands" and is 3 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. It was named
after the abundance of green turtles that inhabited the area.

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February 22, 2012
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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April 11, 2012
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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May 28, 2012
Police in Abaco investigating Sunday morning traffic fatality

ABACO, Bahamas - Police in Abaco are continuing their investigations into an early

morning road traffic accident that claimed the life of a Spring City resident in Abaco.

It
was approximately 4:53am this morning, Sunday 27th May, 2012 when the
Police at the Marsh Harbor Police Station were notified of a traffic
accident that occurred on Don McKay Boulevard. Reports are that a 26
year old resident of Murphy Town was traveling north on the named
Boulevard in his vehicle and a 25 year old male motor-cyclist of Spring
City was traveling south when the collision
 

occurred...

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August 31, 2011
Abaco resorts aggressively restoring properties after Irene

ABACO, Bahamas - A team of tourism officials toured areas of Abaco on August
30, finding that Hurricane Irene affected resorts to varying degrees
but being assured by all property owners that they would quickly recover
from flood and wind damage. 

Ronald Parker,
general manager of the luxurious Abaco Club Ritz-Carlton in Cherokee
Sound, said his crews were hard at work putting the property back in
order. 

"We are left
with clean up," he said. "During the hurricane, we got a lot of
debris damage from landscaping, from some structural damage to some
of our homes, to some of our common areas, to some of our buildings,
from significant beach erosion down to our beach. So we have a lot of
clean up to do."

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Two shot dead in Abaco
January 20, 2014
Two shot dead in Abaco

Two men were shot to death in Abaco over the weekend, according to police...

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August 05, 2012
Are you the next Miss Abaco

Abaco, Bahamas -  Do you have what it takes to be the next Miss Abaco?

Bahamas Beauty Systems is looking for young ladies:

- Between the ages of 18 - 25 

- Never married

- No kids 

- Great personality, charm, style and most of all community service driven.

Our current Miss Abaco is Nevandria Rolle seen here. The young lady
winning will receive $10,000 in cash and
prizes which also includes a $4000...

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July 24, 2010
(VIDEO) North Abaco Summer Festival Power Boat Race - July 22nd to 25th

Treasure Cay, Abaco, The Bahamas - The

2010 North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Race will take place from Thursday,

July 22nd to Sunday, July 25th in Treasure Cay.

Enjoy power boat racing involving boats from Grand Bahama, Nassau, and the Abacos.

Bahamian entertainment by Stileet, Terez Hepburn, The Spank Band, The New Entry Band, Miss Daisy, Colyn McDonald and KB...

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May 20, 2012
Abaco police uncover shotgun in bushes

ABACO, Bahamas -  Officers at Abaco uncovered a shotgun in bushes near the Ernest Dean Highway. Initial reports indicate that around 4:30 pm on Saturday 19th May, 2012 officers at Abaco acting on information went to the area where they discovered the weapon.

No one arrest was made. Active police investigations continue.

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August 03, 2011
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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August 02, 2011
Government awards three contracts for infrastructure upgrades in Abaco

Abaco, The Bahamas - The Government's Infrastructure crusade
continued in Marsh Harbour, Abaco with the award of three contracts totaling $3.5 million for the upgrade of physical infrastructure on this northern island.

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September 20, 2013
Abaco potholes patched

One day after a story ran in The Tribune concerning the deplorable condition of the roads in Central Abaco, workmen were seen patching potholes in the areas of most concern on Queen Elizabeth Drive and Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour...

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May 07, 2013
Possession of Unlicensed Firearms and Ammunition in Abaco

Abaco, Bahamas - On Monday 6th May 2013
around 12:45pm, Police Officers in Abaco executed a search warrant at a
residence in Murphy Town and discovered (1) .380 silver and black
automatic pistol with (5) five rounds of .380 ammunition, (1) .22 gray
and black rifle with (1) live round of .22 ammunition and (2) black
prohibited weapons. All weapons were seized and confiscated by police.

A 37 year old male resident of Murphy Town, Abaco and a 26 year old American female were arrested and taken into police custody...

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August 02, 2011
Ministry of Works officials tour Government Administration Complex in Abaco

Abaco, Bahamas - The Hon. Neko C. Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport is pleased with the progress of work on the
Government's $19.2 million Administration Complex presently under construction in Central Abaco.

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