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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.
Abaco, Bahamas -The victim in the shooting incident that occurred in Abaco on the 19th February 2013, have been identified as 40 year old Geurrier Dubuisson of the Mudd, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Police are continuing the investigation into this matter.
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 ...
Abaco, The Bahamas -- Central Abaco Primary
School students perform a dramatic piece, during the recent E. Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco Adjudications.
ABACO, Bahamas - The
Wedding Planner's Institute of Canada (WPIC) will be holding an
International Wedding Certification Course at Abaco Beach Resort on
The International Wedding Certification Course prepares individuals to coordinate,
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
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
The following are remarks made by the Minister of the Environment at the Abaco Business Outlook on September 21st, 2011. My Colleague, Minister Grant could not be with you and graciously asked that I apologise to you and to represent him. So therefore on his behalf and mine, It is a pleasure to address this opening session of the Abaco Business Outlook.
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.
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.
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...
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....
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.
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
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.
general manager of the luxurious Abaco Club Ritz-Carlton in Cherokee
Sound, said his crews were hard at work putting the property back in
"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."
ABACO, Bahamas - The
2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend (GAFFW) date has been selected
and the triathlon-style event will take place from March 22nd to 24th,
2013 in Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
The fun-filled weekend
consists of a 1-mile Open Water Swim, Sprint and Olympic triathlons, a
Kids 1-Mile Run, and a 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk. Competitors can choose to
compete individually or as a relay team in the triathlons.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina in The Bahamas has announced the appointment of Brent Ingraham as the director of sales and marketing.
A veteran of the hospitality industry, Ingraham brings with him over 20 years of experience and a history of proven success, said the company.
In his new role he will be responsible for developing and implementing initiatives that seek to increase overall sales and create strong marketing campaigns for the resort's group, leisure and marina offerings.
"Brent's strong sales and marketing background combined with his in-depth knowledge of hotel operations will be a great asset to Abaco Beach Resort and our guests," said Manny Alexiou, owner of Abaco Beach Resort.
"As a former resident of The Bahamas, Brent deeply understands not only this market but also what makes it a unique destination."
Ingraham most recently served as the business development and marketing consultant for the Beck Group in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to his role there he held positions as the marketing and sales operations consultant for M&M Quality Solutions. During his tenure in The Bahamas Ingraham served as vice president of sales and business development for Old Bahama Bay Resort and Marina, director of catering and convention services at Westin and Sheraton Our Lucaya Resort, regional director of sales and marketing at Royal Oasis Golf Resort and Casino and general manager at Holiday Inn Junkanoo Beach Hotel.
Ingraham holds a bachelor's degree from Hampton University and earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Abaco, The Bahamas - On Friday 29th December 2012, around 7:40pm, wanted suspect Nevin Russell age 44 years of Crockett Drive, Marsh Harbour Abaco, who was wanted by police for Housebreaking, Shopbreaking and Stealing was arrested by police in the Pigeon Pea area.
I once held the view that the October 15 by-election in North Abaco would be a crucial test for Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis (Killarney). I was of the view that if Minnis fails to win this electoral contest, his leadership position would be in grave jeopardy.
On Saturday, May 12,
Abaco's first annual Special Olympics Torch Run will be held in Marsh
Harbour with a 9 a.m. start. The six mile route will begin at the
airport roundabout and end at the park at the Abaco Central High
School. The U.S. Embassy is lending its support to the event,
represented by LTJG Karin Evelyn of the U.S. Coast Guard who will lead
off the first leg of the law enforcement relay, taking the Special
Olympics torch for the first two miles of the route through the streets
of downtown, Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
The inaugural torch run race
is expected to attract eighty participants including law enforcement
officers from the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force (RBDF), representatives from the business community...
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.
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
Twenty-eight passengers, all suspected to be of Haitian descent, made a treacherous journey from Abaco, reportedly destined for South Florida, on June 10. Authorities said 11 of them drowned and 10 were unaccounted for. Officials said the other seven were reportedly in hiding. All of the dead were women and children. According to police, the vessel departed from Farm Hill, near Treasure Cay, Abaco, around 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 10.