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Timothy Roberts

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.

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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Design Work Mostly Completed for Infrastructure Improvements in Elbow Cay and Marsh Harbour; Budget Concerns and Timing Hamper Progress

Minister of Works, the Hon. Desmond Bannister, visited Abaco on February 8 and 9 to review infrastructural concerns with a view to soon address major roadworks on Elbow Cay and the mainland. Mr. Bannister said he looked at two very serious situations; the Stink Pond area of S. C. Bootle …

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PM Vows No More “Band-Aid” Solutions to Shantytown Problems

After conducting a walking tour of the fire that destroyed over 50 homes and displaced about 170 people in the shanty town known as the Mudd, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said that the government would not continue to use “band-aid” solutions but seek to “solve the problem.” After touring …

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Inaccurate Property Tax Bills Stun Landowners

Central and South Abaco MP and Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, James Albury told concerned stakeholders that “every measure is being taken” to resolve the “ludicrous” property tax bills creating worries for Abaco and other Family Island economies. Mr. Albury noted that the government has conceded that the …

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Over Fifty Homes Destroyed as Congestion and High Winds Stoke Early Morning Blaze

Fifty-five homes were destroyed in an early morning blaze in the shantytown known as The Mudd on Sunday, January 28, 2018 leaving over 150 people without a home. According to Chief Superintendent Kevin Mortimer, officer in charge of the Abaco district, the Police were notified of a fire around 6:15am …

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Legal Action Brought Against Schooner Bay Ventures

A group of Schooner Bay homeowners have joined a legal action alleging the developer has “unlawfully interfered” with their rights and breached their covenants, with the trial due in March 2018. Additionally, local Real Estate companies are having police look into the disappearance of signs on the road verges near …

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