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Timothy Roberts

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.

Lack of Available Rental Properties Stymies Government’s Shanty Town Plan

Government acknowledges complications due to lack of available rental properties in Abaco as the Shanty Town Action Task Force (SATF) completed assessments on June 30, 2018. Labour Minister Dion Foulkes has admitted that there could be some challenges ahead for the plan if suitable housing could not be identified. He …

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Regatta Time in Abaco 2018

Enjoying a great week of weather, the 43rd Regatta Time in Abaco (RTIA) brought dozens of sailors and hundreds of guests to Abaco to take part in races and shore parties across on June 24 through July 3. Taking the overall trophy in this year’s RTIA Division was Hope Town …

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Abaco Swimmer Sets Bahamian Backstroke Record

Miller Albury, who trains with Performance Aquatics in Florida but swims for Alpha Aquatics in Nassau, Bahamas, has committed to Queens University of Charlotte for 2018-19. He will join Germany’s Alexander Kunert in the class of 2022. Miller, the son of Bill and Victoria Albury, said “I look forward to …

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Local Athletes Well Represented at Swimming Nationals

Abaco swimmers represented well, as they helped to lift Mako Aquatics Club to a win at this year’s 47 Rev Bahamas National Swimming Championship Nationals which took place on June 16-19. Competing from Abaco were 18 swimmers, all of whom earned personal best times, many of which made finals and …

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North Abaco MP Addresses Budget Debate

Member of Parliament for North Abaco and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Darren Henfield, noted that the Government of the Bahamas must now do the “hard thing to mitigate and or fix the mismanagement of the previous Government.” Mr. Henfield said concerning the increase of VAT to 12 percent that “No …

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Marsh Harbour Public Library Holds Soft Opening

The Marsh Harbour Town Committee (MHTC) held a soft opening for the newly built Marsh Harbour Public Library with a view to a full opening later in the year. Committee Chairman Roscoe Thompson III opened the evening and welcomed the small group of guests. Mr. Thompson noted that the current …

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ARSS Continues to Compete Nationally

The Abaco Rage Sailing Syndicate (A.R.S.S.) has been busy lately participating in the traditional Bahaman Sloop Sailing races in George Town, Exuma and Salt pond, Long Island. Traditional sailing sloops are wooden sailing vessels, made in the Bahamas and sailed by Bahamians. Sails are mostly canvas, no electronics or winches …

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Marsh Harbour and Spring City Town Committee Holds Town Hall Meeting

The Marsh Harbour and Spring City Town Committee held a town meeting at the Anglican Hall on June 18 to discuss matters and concerns with the public. Town Committee Chairman, Roscoe Thompson III welcomed everyone and gave regrets over the late cancellation of the Shanty Town Task Force which was …

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Judo Club Competes in Nationals and CARIFTA

The Abaco Judo Club traveled to Nassau to compete in CARIFTA Judo and the Bahamas Open National Tournament on June 22 and 23 and once again they represented Abaco well. CARIFTA started Friday night and Abaco was well represented with four Judoka fighting for Team Bahamas. Desmond Bootle Jr. captured …

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FHA Grads Reflect Before Final Leap

Forest Heights Academy held their graduation ceremony on June 13 at 7pm at New Vision Ministries sending off twenty-four young adults to seek their future under the theme “A look back before we leap.” After an opening prayer by Grace Swing, Brianna Sweeting handled opening remarks noting how rough the …

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