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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.

Gov’t Policies Key to Poultry Industry

While the government speaks about encouraging and growing the agricultural sector, their actions send mixed messages according to Abaco Big Bird’s Operations Manager Lance Pinder. In September, Minister of Agriculture Michael Pintard lauded the domestic poultry sector’s growth potential as “huge” given that it currently supplies just 15 percent of …

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Operation Tidal Wave Nabs 26 People Allegedly Involved in Illegal Drugs an Firearms

Residents were disturbed through the night with the sounds of a helicopter breaking the relative silence in the early morning hours of September 25 as Bahamian Police and Foreign Agents conducted a sting operation. While the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) have not released official information as yet, it was …

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Visitor Numbers in Abaco Peak; Minister Suggests Expanding Agri-Tourism

Michael Pintard, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, speaking at the fifteenth annual Abaco Business Outlook conference, suggested expanding the relationship between tourism and agriculture as an economic driver for the island and a model for the country. He suggested, noting that Abaco is a leader in several categories in …

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Abaco Business Outlook Highlights Successes and Challenges

The Counsellors Limited (TCL) held their fifteenth annual Abaco Business Outlook on September 20 at the Abaco Beach Resort Pavilion under the theme “Creating a World-Class Abaco” with the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Michael Pintard as the Keynote Speaker. Central and South Abaco Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary …

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Unlicensed Businesses Impacting Abaco Economy

Addressing the Abaco Business Outlook conference, Abaco Chamber of Commerce (ACC) President, Ken Hutton, highlighted the impact of unlicensed businesses a list of issues facing the Abaco business community. “Unlicensed businesses and competition are probably one of the biggest problems here,” he said. “Unregulated settlements have their own energy generation, …

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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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