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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.

North Abaco Port Continues to Languish

While questions remain concerning the status and opening of the North Abaco Port Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells announced the government is exploring building a major port in Mayaguana. While speaking at the Bahamas Engineers, Architects and Allied Professionals’ (BEAAP) stakeholders forum at the British Colonial Hilton, …

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Bahamas International Film Festival Comes to Hope Town

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) held part of their annual event in Hope Town for the first time in the history of the organization and hopes to bring even more to the Festival and Abaco in the future. Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool, said that while the Festival …

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Tourism Minister Holds Town Hall Meeting in Marsh Harbour

Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar held a town meeting at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour speaking about the future management of the airport and other topics related to his portfolio. Mr. D’Aguilar opened with the report that tourism is doing “exceptionally well; tourism is doing exceptionally well …

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Marinas and Maritime Industry See Substantial Uptick

While addressing Abaconians at a town meeting in Marsh Harbour, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar noted that while overall tourism numbers were up, marina operators were seeing an exceptional rise in business. Noting the damage to the Eastern Caribbean caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Mr. D’Aguilar said …

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Dead Sperm Whale Concerns Cherokee Residents

Boaters happened upon an awful surprise on November 16 when they met the remains of a Sperm Whale floating in waters just East of Cherokee Sound. Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization (BMMRO) noted on their social media page that they were alerted first thing Friday of a large dead stranded …

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South Abaco Development Being Considered

During a town meeting held by the Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Dionisio D’Aguilar it was mentioned that the government is in the early stages of considering a development in South Abaco. The announcement comes almost eight years after a prior proposal by a Georgia company Valencia Group went cold. …

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Environment Minister Impressed by Science Fair Projects

Minister of the Environment Romauld Ferreira said he was happy to see, in light of the government’s policy to ban plastics by 2020, the theme of the Friends of the Environment Science Fair was “Investigating and Implementing ways to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics.” “Without the energies of the young people we …

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Agriculture Minister Meets with Farmers

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard, held a meeting on November 8 to address matters of concern to farmers in Abaco. He spoke of his concerns regarding The Bahamas excessive reliance on imported food to survive, particularly about the quality and our economic leakage – for every dollar …

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Hope Town District Council November Meeting

The Hope Town District Council met November 7 in Man-O-War to discuss matters relating to their district and deal with their regular statutory business. The meeting began with a moment of silence observed for fellow Local Government Practitioner Colon Curry (former member of Marsh Harbour Spring City Town Committee). Island …

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Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Holds Meeting in Abaco

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Michael Pintard held a meeting on November 8 to address matters of concern to fisherman in Abaco Mr. Pintard stressed the importance of the topic “as we are importing 80 percent of our food.” He noted that from the time he was in highschool …

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