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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.

World Trade Organization Ascension in Near Future for Bahamas

Kevin Seymour, business consultant and chartered accountant, addressing the Abaco Business Outlook told attendees to be prepared as it is “a matter of when and not if” The Bahamas joins the World Trade Organization (WTO). Mr. Seymour said that it is necessary that The Bahamas finalize its ascension to the …

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Abaco Athlete Commits to Grizzlies

After a long recruiting process, Abaconian basketball player D’Andre Vilmar has committed to junior college powerhouse Missouri State-West Plains Grizzlies for the upcoming Fall 2018-2019 campaign. The 6’4″ guard from Pigeon Peas was one of eight newcomers announced by Grizzlies head coach Chris Popp. “D’Andre is an explosive athlete. He’s …

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Over 900 Households Found in Abaco Shanty Towns

With time limited by their hard deadline, the Shanty Town Action Task Force (SATF) remained resolute in keeping the commitment to clear unregulated communities on Abaco on or before July 31, 2019. The government; however, must overcome the hurdle of finding alternative housing for nearly 1000 households while remaining steadfast …

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British Legion and Veterans Meet with Island Administrator

A member of the British Legion – Bahamas Branch, along with a Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) Officer and a Veteran made a courtesy call to the Island Administrator and to the Abaco Chamber of Commerce while seeking to rally greater awareness for the upcoming Remembrance Day celebration. Adina D. …

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Significant Growth in Tourism Arrival Numbers Positively Affects the Abacos

Abaco is seeing what officials are calling “significant growth” in tourism arrival numbers, so much so that all hotels in Marsh Harbour and Hope Town — which typically close from August to November, are open right now. Ministry of Tourism officials are reporting that there will be “minimal” hotel closures …

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Police Seek Suspect Following Unusual Shooting Event

Police on Abaco are investigating an unusual set of circumstances after a man, who was shot at a nightclub following an incident, disappeared. The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) in Marsh Harbour have confirmed that they are currently searching for both the victim and perpetrator. According to reports the RBPF …

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New Computer Lab and Literacy Center for James A. Pinder Primary

James A Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point held a special ceremony to officially open their new Computer Lab and Literacy Center on Friday, September 7. Principle Paul Knowles, with the aid of Miss World Bahamas Brinique Gibson and Central and South Abaco MP James Albury cut ribbons to reveal …

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New Business: Turtle Crawl Café

Sweet family memories and recipes have given rise to the increasingly poplar hot spot in New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay as homemade ice cream and deserts hit the spot for residents and visitors alike at Turtle Crawl Café. For Dianna Lowe one disaster began a new chapter for her …

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Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Reviews Proposed Bio-Mass Power Plant

An alternative power generation plant proposal which promises to create up to 250 jobs is under review by Cabinet Minister Michael Pintard but no decision appears imminent. The project aims to be an Abaco-based biomass plant that will generate 24 megawatts (MW) of energy using elephant grass. Mr. Pintard, recently-appointed …

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Local Sailor Inducted into National Family Island Regatta Hall of Fame

For Jeff Gale of Hope Town, 2018 has been a pinnacle year of moments that will last a lifetime all afforded to him through his passion for the sport of sailing. He was born in Fort Lauderdale to Dave and Phoebe Gale who were originally from Pelham Manor, New York …

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