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PLP Wins North Abaco By-election

NORTH ABACO BY ELECTION KEY POINTS
•PLP Candidate Renardo Curry wins the North Abaco by-election.

•Mr Curry: 'My people know I'm here to fight for them.'

• PLP wins by 2,367 votes to the FNM's 1,513.The Bahamas Constitution Party gets seven votes.

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PLP Thanks People Of North Abaco

This bye-election result represents a great victory for both democracy and the good people of North Abaco in addition to a transition from the past to a glorious new day in the political life and continued development of North Abaco.

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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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Bringing triathlons and road races back to Abaco

By RENALDO DORSETT

Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

WITH the increasing popularity of triathlons and road races on the local racing calendar, Abaco island is next to play host in March.

The inaugural Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend (GAFFW) 2012 is scheduled for March 23-25 in Treasure Cay, Abaco, promising a safe, fun, fast-paced weekend complete with racing and entertainment.

The weekend begins Friday (March 23) with a one- mile open water swim followed by a welcome reception for participants.

And Saturday will be highlighted by the sprint, junior and Olympic triathlons, followed by a "Bahamian Night" awards reception and dinner.

The weekend concludes with a 5K/1 ...

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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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BTC Reveals Abaco, Bimini, Berry Islands to Go 4G by Mid-May

Nassau, Bahamas - BTC customers throughout Abaco
and the northern Bahamas will experience consistent, improved cellular service
including faster speeds for downloads and browsing on smart phones when the
company completes its revamp of the wireless system by mid-May, officials said
today.

"We have completed 35 of
the 41 cell sites in Abaco to date and expect to have the remaining few
completed within the next several weeks," said Marlon Johnson, Vice
President, Brand & Communications. "When the work is done, customers
will enjoy greatly improved service, fewer dropped calls and much faster speeds
as Abaco goes from a 2G platform to the blazing speed of 4G...

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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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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 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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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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Two shot dead in Abaco
Two shot dead in Abaco

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

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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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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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