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Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

Second-Home Rental Market, Property Management Companies and Government Grapple with Evolving Industry

According to people intimately involved in the industry, protection is needed to ensure the thriving second-home vocational rental sector can withstand growing pressures from global giants such as AirBnB and VRBO. Subsequent to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the Government is reviewing it is expected that they will begin to …

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Local Government Addresses Points of Major Concern

Four road signs were put on a portion of the Ernest Dean Highway going towards Spring City on October 27 after local government was made aware of two vehicles with broken tires due to bad road conditions. The Marsh Harbour / Spring City Town Committee put up four signs along …

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Abaco Remembers on Centennial of WWI

The British Legion Bahamas Branch held a pre-Remembrance Day Centennial Memorial Service at Ocean View Park on Sunday, October 28 to honor the lives of those who served and sacrificed in armed conflicts in years past. This year marks one hundred years since the end of World War One and …

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Poppies Sold to Commemorate Fallen Soldiers

Keith Bishop, Abaco representative for The British Legion-Bahamas Branch (BLBB), on October 5 presented Central South Abaco MP James Albury with the first Poppy for the year in preparation for the sale of the symbols of Remembrance Day on the eve of the one hundredth anniversary of the end of …

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BPL Chief Explains 26 Percent Fuel Surcharge Hike

Residents and businesses across Abaco and The Bahamas were faced with “ridiculously high” electricity bills as Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) compensates for mechanical losses at New Providence’s generation plant. Bahamians are paying the price of “a double whammy” caused by the recent fires at Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) …

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Gov’t Policies Key to Poultry Industry

While the government speaks about encouraging and growing the agricultural sector, their actions send mixed messages according to Abaco Big Bird’s Operations Manager Lance Pinder. In September, Minister of Agriculture Michael Pintard lauded the domestic poultry sector’s growth potential as “huge” given that it currently supplies just 15 percent of …

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Operation Tidal Wave Nabs 26 People Allegedly Involved in Illegal Drugs an Firearms

Residents were disturbed through the night with the sounds of a helicopter breaking the relative silence in the early morning hours of September 25 as Bahamian Police and Foreign Agents conducted a sting operation. While the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) have not released official information as yet, it was …

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Visitor Numbers in Abaco Peak; Minister Suggests Expanding Agri-Tourism

Michael Pintard, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, speaking at the fifteenth annual Abaco Business Outlook conference, suggested expanding the relationship between tourism and agriculture as an economic driver for the island and a model for the country. He suggested, noting that Abaco is a leader in several categories in …

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Abaco Business Outlook Highlights Successes and Challenges

The Counsellors Limited (TCL) held their fifteenth annual Abaco Business Outlook on September 20 at the Abaco Beach Resort Pavilion under the theme “Creating a World-Class Abaco” with the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Michael Pintard as the Keynote Speaker. Central and South Abaco Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary …

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Unlicensed Businesses Impacting Abaco Economy

Addressing the Abaco Business Outlook conference, Abaco Chamber of Commerce (ACC) President, Ken Hutton, highlighted the impact of unlicensed businesses a list of issues facing the Abaco business community. “Unlicensed businesses and competition are probably one of the biggest problems here,” he said. “Unregulated settlements have their own energy generation, …

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