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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.

Island Roots Heritage Festival Highlights a “Fine Tapestry” of People, Culture and History

Under the theme “Beautiful, Bountiful and Blessed” the thirteenth Annual Island Roots Heritage Festival (IRHF) in Green Turtle Cay delivered a variety of native foods, music, arts and crafts, games and informative talks, overcoming the weather on May 4 through 6. At the Festival site visitors, both local and from …

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Cabinet and Industry Split Over Fly Fishing Regulations

The government has announced the continuance of the Flats Fishing Regulations introduced by the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) government last year, bringing both clarity and further confusion for some on the controversial act. The decision followed concerns by members of the fly fishing industry that the new Free National Movement …

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Controversial Flats Fishing Regulations Suspended

Confusion mounts over the issue of a suspension of the Flats Fishing Regulations which were passed in early 2017 with an official announcement expected to come “soon” which hopes to clear up matters. During a radio appearance on the Steve McKinney show on Friday evening Minister of Agriculture and Marine …

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Gov’t Seeks Solutions to Landfill

The Central Abaco Landfill may soon receive much needed attention after years of being allowed to deteriorate into a poorly managed dump site. In what has become an embarrassing situation over the past several years since Central Government took the authority of providing maintenance away from the Central Abaco District …

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HTDC April Meeting

The Hope Town District Council met on April 19 to discuss the business of the district and review port, licensing and town planning matters. During the meeting Stafford “Capt. Plug” Patterson and Mike Jones from Hope Town requested the Council’s support of a tour business idea. They proposed to purchase …

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Abaco’s Underwater Caves Coming to IMAX

Filming of Abaco’s beautiful underwater caves will soon be making it to the big screen, literally, as a film crew spent time with Bahamas Underground capturing the hidden beauty of the island’s blue holes for IMAX theaters. Jonathan Bird, who hosts a YouTube series called Jonathan Bird’s Blue World – …

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Abaco Youth Sail in Sir Durward Knowles Regatta

Youth from Abaco made their mark during the third annual Sir Durward Knowles Junior Regatta Nationals which was held at Taino Beach in Grand Bahama on April 6 and 7. The competition featured about 100 junior sailors from New Providence, Andros, Harbour Island, Exuma, Grand Bahama and Abaco who competed …

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Local Swimmer Contributes to Top CARIFTA Performance

The Bahamas continued their dominance last week claiming the top spot among elite junior swimming programmes in the region at CARIFTA. The 36-member team won back-to-back CARIFTA Swimming Championships and their fourth title in five years. Roman Pinder (above) of the Abaco Swim Club was a part of the team …

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Hope Town Recycling Program Receives Grant from United Nations

At a special event at the Hope Town Community Center on March 23, 2018 Juliette Deal introduced the Hope Town Zero Waste Program which has been awarded a grant from the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Small Grants Program (SGP) Ms. Deal said that dealing with Solid Waste Management “has become …

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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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