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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.

Contract Signed For Highway Repairs

The Government officially signed a $4.5 million contract with Bill Simmons Construction & Heavy Equipment co. Monday, February 25 to resurface the dangerous six mile stretch of Ernest Dean Highway south of the Airport Roundabout. During the ceremony for the contract signing Minister of Works Desmond Bannister said The Cabinet …

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Love Rush Junkanoo Draws Crowd

A large crowd of locals and visitors gathered along the street sides to be a part of the biggest Abaco Junkanoo event of the year during Love Rush Junkanoo weekend. When the dancing stopped and the music subsided last year’s upstarts, Spartans United proved they were no one year wonders …

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Minister Updates Stink Pond Road and Elbow Cay Dune Repairs

During an official signing ceremony for $4.5 million roadworks on Ernest Dean Highway, Minister of Works Desmond Bannister took time to update the progress of the culverts at Stink Pond on SC Bootle Highway and the status of future work on the Dune Road on Elbow Cay. Mr. Bannister noted …

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Green Turtle Cay Voted the Best for Romance

USA Today’s 10best.com, a travel and lifestyle advice website, released its top ten winners in the Best Caribbean Island for Romance category, and Abaco’s own Green Turtle Cay came out on top. A panel of travel experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick an initial 20 nominees, and the top …

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Marine Resources Christens New Boat for Use

In an official ceremony held at the Da Blue Hole in Marsh Harbour a new vessel was christened by the Minister of Marine Resources and Agriculture for use by Abaco’s Department of Marine Resources in patrolling the waters of Abaco. Minister of Marine Resources and Agriculture, Michael Pintard attended the …

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Local Government Reacts to Concerns as Ferry Saga Continues

While concerns continue to mount in Marsh Harbour over the operation of Bahamas Fast Ferries (BFF) from the Public Dock and the return traffic congestion into the township, the company has stopped working on their proposed parking lot. Roscoe Thompson, head of the Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town Committee, and a …

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Dozens Perish Off Fowl Cay

Hundreds turned out to fill the Enoch Beckford Auditorium on Carmichael Road on Sunday, February 10, to pay respect those migrants whose lives were lost at sea when the boat they were on sunk near Scotland Cay in Abaco. About 22 bodies were eventually identified by family members in the …

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Forest Heights Students Excel Nationally

At the National Education Awards in Nassau on February a large number of Abaco students were honored for excellent grades on their BJC’s and BGCSE’s with Forest Heights Academy (FHA) having ten students honored for having five A’s or above. In what may be one of the best ever BJC …

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Twelve Hour Power Outage Result of Component Failure

Consumers across Abaco experienced a 12-hour power outage on January 27 as Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) carried out repairs on a failed Air Compressor at the Wilson City Power Station. While there was silence on the outage from BPL throughout the day, residents were kept abreast of the repair …

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Town Hall Discusses Cannabis Decriminalization

Members of a Commission expecting to report research and public opinion on the legalization or decriminalization of Cannabis in The Bahamas held a town meeting seeking suggestions from the public on what they feel the way forward is. The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana (BNCM), co-chaired by Quinn McCartney and …

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