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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.

Public Meeting Held Concerning $580 Million South Abaco Development

Residents of Abaco were given their first official information concerning a major development being considered for South Abaco as the developer held a public meeting in Sandy Point on April 9 to share details and answer questions. The project was initially revealed by Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar during a …

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Abaco Officers Honoured in Ceremony

Over 70 officers in the Northern Bahamas district of the Royal Bahama Police Force, including seven from Abaco, were recognized during a commendation ceremony in Grand Bahama on April 10. Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson commended officers who were selected from Grand Bahama, Bimini and Abaco for their courage and dedication …

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“Light it Up Blue” for Autism

Staff of the Office of the Prime Minister in Abaco along with persons from the Passport Office “Light It Up Blue” to show their support for Autism Awareness Month donning t-shirts provided through REACHBahamas (Research and Education for Autism and related Challenges). Gayle McIntosh, Abaco representative for REACH noted that …

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Bahamas Primary School Students of the Year Pay Courtesy Call to Office of the Prime Minister

Abaco students who were chosen to represent Abaco at the Nation’s annual Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year (SOTY) ceremonies in Nassau paid a courtesy call on the Office of the Prime Minister on April 12. Thirteen students from primary schools across Abaco were chosen based on their academics …

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Tourism Numbers Continue to Grow

Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, revealed that forward booking indicators for The Bahamas for April – which contains the Easter weekend – were up 15.6 percent year-over-year due to the timing of when the holiday fell. Mr. D’Aguilar said that major Family Island destinations, including Abaco, were also …

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Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Unveiled

Minister of The Environment and Housing, Romauld Ferreira was on hand to unveil the new sign designating a portion of South Abaco’s forest to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) to be enjoyed by generations to come. While pledging his continued support for Abaco and their environmental concerns, Mr. Ferreira lauded …

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Two Elbow Cay Developments Focus of Community Meeting

On Thursday, March 7, about 150 people filled the Community Center in Hope Town to hear presentations on both the Sea Spray Resort redevelopment and the proposed Elbow Cay Club development. The meeting was moderated by the Hope Town District Council, with Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting chairing the open forum. …

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Strong Growth for Abaco’s AirBnB Rental Market Highlights Tourism Surge

Abaco continues to show positive numbers as The Bahamas maintains its strong tourism performance through January 2019 with total air departures from Nassau and Airbnb bookings both up by “double digits” year-over-year. The Central Bank of The Bahamas, unveiling its economic developments report for that month, revealed data from AirDNA, …

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Family Island Crown Land to be Given to Leaseholders

During a town hall meeting at Mangrove Cay, Andros Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced plans to give properties to Family Islanders who have been leasing Crown land from the government. He said “Most important in the Family Islands, one of the things we find, a lot of …

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Blue Lagoon and Project B.E.A.C.H. Teach Conservation to Students

Blue Lagoon Island visited schools across Abaco teaching the importance of conservation and preventing marine debris during a week of distance learning provided by Project B.E.A.C.H. (Bahamas Education Association for Cetacean Health), their non-profit affiliate. Te-Shalla Clarke, Education Supervisor, and Destaney Cox, Education Coordinator, hosted Marine Assembly Programs at Agape …

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