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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.

Airport Renamed During Ceremony

In a ceremony of historic significance and meaning on July 7, the recently built Marsh Harbour International Airport was renamed after one of Abaco’s most iconic sons of the soil as World War 2 hero Leonard M. Thompson was posthumously honoured. Born in Hope Town in 1917 young Mr. Thompson …

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Administrator and Chamber of Commerce Head-Up Overdue Port Repair and Cleanup

Members of the community, the Abaco Chamber of Commerce and the Island Administrator came together on July 7 to get work going to correct a slate of long-standing issues that reportedly threaten to close the Marsh Harbour International Port. President of the Abaco Chamber, Vado Bootle, along with the Senior …

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Abaco Judo Club Trains for Tournament

Five members of The Abaco Judo Club spent three weeks in Nassau training at the National Judo Center in preparation for the upcoming US Jr. Judo Open. “Although only three of the members are going to the tournament the other two are putting in the hard work towards next year’s …

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Crawfish Season Reminders

Jeremie Saunders, Senior Department of Marine Resources Supervisor on Abaco, urges craw-fishermen to follow the laws regarding the spiny lobster season in The Bahamas as we near the start of the 2016/17 season. Mr. Saunders said he has recently had to deal with a number of crawfish traps that have …

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Winding Bay Meets with South Abaco Community Regarding Little Harbour Marina

Seeking to fulfill their obligation to hold public consultation The Abaco Club at Winding Bay held a meeting in Cherokee on June 27 along with officials from government agencies to present their final plans and address any issues, concerns or questions raised by the public.

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Marsh Harbour Port Deficiencies Being Addressed; Director Denies Allegations that Port’s ISPS Status Will Be Revoked

Rumors that the Marsh Harbour International Port had failed to comply with International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, and was in danger of losing its international status if not brought into compliance within four months, were denied by Port Director Captain Cyril Roker.

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Tiny Turtles Likely Looking at Closure as Founder Retires

Tiny Turtles Preschool, a fixture on Green Turtle Cay for the last thirty years, is about to close its doors, not just for the summer, but for the last time as founder Annabelle Cross has retired.

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Lofty Marks for Lofty Fig

Lofty Fig Villas has earned a rank of fourth in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Bargain Hotels in the Caribbean giving the small hotel yet another prestigious award from the travel website.

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US Air Cargo Companies to Boycott Over New Customs Laws Unless Changed Soon

While couriers and freight forwarding businesses are the focus of a number of new regulations and amendments in the Customs Management Regulations Act (2016) there is already growing concerns coming from US air cargo companies which may lead to the suspension of services to the islands of The Bahamas.

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Charity Tournament Donates to Local Causes

The Custom Shootout Fishing Tournament, held at the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour annually and organized by Captain Skip Smith, made a donation to two local charities in Abaco on June 11.

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