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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.

Misery Continues with Frequent Power Outages

Frustrations and questions continue for Abaco residents as scheduled outages are followed by delayed restorations and other outages with little communication from Bahamas Power and Light (BPL). On March 1 and again on March 12 BPL announced lengthy power outages for installations and repairs of different items, giving fair warning …

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Second Mudd Fire Displaces Over Ninety People

Just over a month after a fire razed about 50 homes in the shantytown known as The Mudd another fire broke out early Sunday, March 4, destroying more than 30 structures, and displacing over 90 people. The fire, which is said to have started around 1:30 a.m., blazed for almost …

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Generous Community Yields Record Crowds for Treasure Cay Flea Market

People from across Abaco flocked to Treasure Cay on March 3, 2018 for the annual Flea Market held in the Coco Beach Bar parking lot to find a bargain on items new and used. Tables lined the parking lot with myriads of items ranging from clothes, to housewares, tools and …

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BPL Equipment Fails at Wilson City

Equipment failures at the Wilson City Power Station (WCPS) lead to two significantly impactful island-wide power outages, frustrating consumers and leading Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) to hold a town meeting to address the issues with residents. On Friday, February 17 at 8 am the first and longest power interruption …

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Power Crisis Frustrates Residents and Guests

In the wake of extensive power outages were extensive impacts to businesses across the island, including the island’s number one industry, leaving business owners and residents concerned for the upcoming ‘busy season.’ On Friday, February 17 a pump for the cooling system at Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) Wilson City …

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HTDC Honours Councilor During Budget Meeting

The Hope Town District Council focused on settling the new budget request, which will be considered for the next budget year 2018/2019 to cover Great Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Elbow Cay, when Parliament meats to vote on the budget. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting took time at the beginning of the …

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Love Rush Junkanoo Pays Homage to Local Pioneer

On a night that paid tribute to Abaco’s Junkanoo pioneer, Colon Curry, the spirit of camaraderie and love of the culture trumped the competitiveness of seasons past, and marked a bright future ahead for the Love Rush Junkanoo Parade. Standing victorious in their first ever performance was the Spartans United, …

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Guana Cay and Hope Town Residents Voice Concerns to Council

The Hope Town District Council conducted several town meetings over a few days, on February 2 and 6. 2018, including Great Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town where they sought to inform and listen to their constituents on matters concerning them. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting, speaking for the council, updated …

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Works Minister Emphasizes Action in Shanty Town Communities

Minister of Works, Desmond Bannister, visited the fire ravaged area of the shanty town known as the Mudd on February 8, 2018 to assess the damage and also to view the many issues which exists there, and promising action as early as this week. An early morning fire on January …

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DPM Visits Hope Town District Council

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Peter Turnquest, along with Minister of Transport and Local Government, Frankie Campbell and Central / South Abaco Member of Parliament James Albury met with members of the Hope Town District Council to discuss issues and to strengthen collaboration between Central and Local …

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