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Abaco Festival To Feature Float And Dog Parades

'Christmas in the Bahamas' is the theme for this year's Abaco Christmas Festival.

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11 die in Abaco boat tragedy
11 die in Abaco boat tragedy

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.

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Abaco Business Outlook remarks, Shaping the Future: Investment, Invention, Integration

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.

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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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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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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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North Abaco By-Election Unofficial Results

North Abaco, Bahamas - Polling stations have closed and Polling Division 5 with the advanced polls. Unofficial Results:

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PLP Faces Mounting Pressure to Win North Abaco By-election

Dear Editor,

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.

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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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Prime Minister Christie Calls Abaco Urban Renewal 2.0 Launch 'Historic'

Dundas town, Abaco, The Bahamas - Because of the potential that the programme has for community and social development in Abaco, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on December 21, 2012, that the official launch of Urban Renewal on that island was an historic event. 

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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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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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U.S. Coast Guard to Support Abaco's First Annual Special Olympics Torch Run

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...

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Abaco wanted suspect, Nevin Russell now in police custody

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.

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(Photos) Francis de Sales Catholic School Shows Off Abaco Talent

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...

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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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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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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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Winning The North Abaco Seat

Dear Editor,

The onus is on the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) to win the vacant North Abaco constituency seat.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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