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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.

Opposition Solidifies Against Proposed South Abaco Resort

By Timothy Roberts Opposition to a $580 million South Abaco resort project mounts with an online petition which has already garnered 855 supporters against the development as of July 30. The petition, initiated by Sustainable South Abaco and addressed to the Prime Minister, warns that approval of the Tyrsoz Family …

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Preliminary Report for Helicopter Crash Released

By Timothy Roberts In the wake of the tragic events that transpired in the area of Grand Cay, the United States’ National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report on the helicopter crash which killed seven people including billionaire Chris Cline, his daughter and her friend. The crash, which occurred …

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Remembering Hurricane Floyd Twenty Years Later

By Timothy Roberts While according to official statistics Floyd was never a Category Five Hurricane in its life cycle, it still was a powerful storm when it was at its peak moving through The Bahamas. Sustained winds were as high as 155 mph, and its minimum central pressure was 921 …

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Government Eyes More Proactive Approach at Port

By Timothy Roberts Central and South Abaco MP, James Albury said that Abaco is not taking a “wait and see approach” over further upgrades to its commercial shipping port after narrowly escaping the threat of a US cargo shut-down on July 18. Mr. Albury, said the averted closure of the …

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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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