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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.

Counterfeit Money Circulating

A report from Inspector Terecita Pinder, press liaison officer in Grand Bahama, is warning the public to be on the lookout for fake Bahamian $100 notes which police have been discovered in circulation at a number of businesses.

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Fire at Sand Banks

Early morning on Monday, August 27, firefighters responded to a house fire at the northern side of Sand Banks, a Haitian shanty town near Treasure Cay, successfully extinguishing the flames; no one was injured as a result of the blaze.

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Attempted bank robbery in Marsh Harbour

The Royal Bahamas Police Force in Abaco report that two men abducted a banker and a fellow employee and attempted to rob a local bank in Marsh Harbour on Monday, August 27 but were unsuccessful. The Officer in Charge of the MHPS, Noel Curry, reported that a local banker was robbed by two masked gunmen at his home of a small amount of money late Monday evening.

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Hope Town District Council

During the August 17 meeting of the Hope Town District Council the new Island Administrator, Preston Cunningham, was welcomed as they dealt with budgetary and other matters. Chief Councilor Jeremy Sweeting told Mr. Cunningham that he looks forward to developing a strong working relationship between the council and the new administrator

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Abaco Records Third Murder

Police have two men in custody and are continuing their search for three other men for questioning in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old male outside a motel in Sandy Point in the early morning hours of August 26 bringing Abaco’s murder count to three for the year. Police report that at about 4:18 a.m. on Sunday a Bahamian male of Sandy Point contacted the Police residence at Sandy Point reporting that a 26 year old male he knew was shot while at a motel nearby.

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Minister prepares to address Abaco’s manufacturers

Minister of Financial Services, Ryan Pinder, held a brief meeting on August 24 in hopes to better understand the particular needs of Abaco and be prepared to adequately address manufacturers on the island when he returns in two weeks. Mr. Pinder worked with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce to get a small group of manufacturers together for a preliminary visit “to hear the issues that pertain to manufacturing on Abaco, so we can better plan a comprehensive trip.”

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Wanted For Questioning

The Royal Bahamas Police Force is asking the public to assist in locating three young men for questioning in connection with the murder of a 26-year-old male in Sandy Point on August 26, 2012.

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Hurricane Tracking Chart

The Abaconian would like to offer those who like tracking tropical storms and hurricanes on a map or chart a nice clean chart made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and The National Hurricane Centre. Click the link to download and print a copy today.

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Tropical Storm Isaac

Tropical Depression Nine has formed just east of the Leeward Islands and is expected develop into a hurricane within the next few days. At 8am the center was located at 15.1N, 51.0W moving west at 17kts with maximum sustained winds of 30kts (35mph) and a barometric pressure of 1007mb.

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BCP’s Ali McIntosh in the race

Adding her name to the mix of candidates to contest the upcoming bye-election in North Abaco, Ali McIntosh, “Servant Leader” of the Bahamas Constitution Party (BCP), is seeking to provide for the inclusion in Parliament of the voice of third parties, “so that other divergent and also conservative views may be available.” The former Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Hubert Ingraham, handed in a letter to Parliament on July 19 setting the date of his resignation for August 31, 2012.

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