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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.

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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As No Name Pigs Popularity Increases So Does Need for Care

While the swimming pigs of Abaco at No Name Cay are enjoying increasing fame and receiving the attention of more and more visitors throughout the year a Green Turtle Cay native has taken up the cause of caring for the residents of Piggyville. Craig Russell one of seven children of …

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BNT Urges Mariners to Learn Park Boundaries

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is encouraging both local and visiting fishermen to educate themselves concerning the boundaries of the Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park which is a no-take area, as Wardens will be enforcing the rules. This 2100-acre area became a protected land and sea national park in …

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Scientist Aim to Reduce Reef Decline with Abaco Study

A group of scientists and students from the Perry Institute for Marine Science are currently conducting a program in Abaco to reverse the decline of Bahamian coral reefs. Dr. Craig Dahlgren, a Research Scientist and Executive Director of the Perry Institute said that they are currently working through a 10-year …

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Marsh Harbour Township Fields Complaints Regarding BAIC Park Concerts

Residents of the Marsh Harbour Township are continuing to voice displeasure over open air concert events that are taking place at the BAIC (Bahamas Agricultural Industrial Corporation) Park which they say rattle their windows and keep them up until the early hours of the morning. Marsh Harbour / Spring City …

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Lack of Available Rental Properties Stymies Government’s Shanty Town Plan

Government acknowledges complications due to lack of available rental properties in Abaco as the Shanty Town Action Task Force (SATF) completed assessments on June 30, 2018. Labour Minister Dion Foulkes has admitted that there could be some challenges ahead for the plan if suitable housing could not be identified. He …

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