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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 - 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
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 ...
Several developments came out of Tuesday's historic Cabinet meeting in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
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
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.
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.
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, 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
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 - 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."
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....
NASSAU, The Bahamas - After the success of the Nassau casting call for the Music, Model & Talent Showcase of the Islands, MMTS, organizers are heading to Abaco to glean from the talent pool in that northern island famous for shipbuilding.
All roads lead to the Dundas Town Community Centre where residents will show their talents before MMTS Regional Scout, beginning at 11 am on Saturday, 20th September 2014.
CEO, Founder and Owner of MMTS Pia Glover-Rolle says she is extremely excited to see what talent - models, actors, singers, songwriters and music producers - Abaco will have to offer.
Mrs. Rolle, who is also President and Founder at PTG Marketing & Modeling Agency, hopes that Abaco residents register early and reserve their space as competition is expected to fierce.
PTG Marketing & Modeling Agency launched this new and exciting talent scouting event specifically designed to bring global attention to the vast talent pool in The Bahamas and the Caribbean dubbed, Music, Model & Talent Showcase of the Islands, MMTS.
The first casting call was held in New Providence on Saturday, August 16, 2014 during which residents between the ages of 5 to 65, males and females attended a free audition session at Mario's Bowling Palace, Tonique Williams Darling Highway.
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, 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 - 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, 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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas - Enclosed are photos of the recent E. Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival
adjudications at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
St. Francis de Sales Catholic School
student Jessica Knowles recites a poem about thinking, during the recent
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications, at the Marsh
Harbour, Abaco school. She scored a 94 and drew praises from Drama
Adjudicator and Bahamian cultural icon Mr. James Catalyn.
See more photos within of the other students who participated...