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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.

Minister of Housing Inspects Government Projects

During his visit to Abaco on July 20, Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett addressed concerns with the number of government homes in Spring City that are boarded up and unoccupied stating that he intends to have them occupied as quickly as possible to avoid any further “depreciation of the assets here in Abaco.” “My concern continues to be that we have completed homes in Spring City and unfortunately my understanding is that we haven’t provided or facilitated the mortgages to enable people to occupy those homes,” he said.

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15th Cacique Awards ceremony to be held

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is now receiving nominations for their 15th Cacique Awards Ceremony which will be held on January 27, 2013. Any member of the public may cast a nomination for the general awards, the Minster of Tourism’s Hospitality Award or the Clement T. Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award. They may nominate as many persons as they wish. The same person may also be nominated for more than one award if he/she is making a contribution in more than one area.

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Body Found in Bustic Bight Area

A gruesome discovery was made on Sunday, July 15, when a resident and some family members were in the area of Bustic Bight hunting for hogs and they found a body wrapped in a sheet through a track road. Police were alerted and upon investigation discovered the body of a …

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Regatta time in Abaco races on

Despite some contrary weather just days before the opening of the 39th Annual Regatta Time in Abaco (RTIA) about 30 sailboats sailed through the Sea of Abaco with two taking home the top overall trophies in the RTIA Class and the PHRF (Performance Handicap Racing Fleet) Class. Taking top honors overall, based on their finishes in the five Regatta races, was Abaco Glow – a 30 foot Pearson built in 1973. During the week of racing Abaco placed first in all five races giving them the hands down top spot in the PHRF Class.

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Abaco Swim Club has Strong Showing at Nationals

Abaco Swim Club

The Abaco Swim Club (ASC) fared well at the Royal Bank of Canada National Championship in Nassau from June 14 – 17 bringing home 25 medals (12 silver and 13 bronze) from the competition. Eight-year-old Roman Pinder impressed earning runner up for the High-Point Trophy for eight and under Boys, the first swimmer for ASC to be awarded this trophy.

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Illegal Immigrants Caught Near Sandy Point

Acting on information received, Sandy Point Police captured 27 Haitian migrants in the area of the Hole in the Wall road just after seven in the morning on July 11. After receiving reports of suspected migrants coming out of the bush the Police investigated the area finding seven male and two female Haitian nationals. They appeared to have been dehydrated and were later taken for medical treatment in Sandy Point.

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Albury Higgs Earns Top Honors

Margaret “Albury” Higgs continues to ‘bring home the gold’ earning the High Point trophy at both the Royal Bank of Canada National Championships and at the Caribbean Island Swimming Championships in June. At the RBC National Championships, which were held from June 14 to 17, Albury won ten gold medals and two silver medals along with three gold medals in relay events. Her efforts earned her the high Point trophy for 11-12 girls. “I think I did well at Nationals considering I had to go to CISC right afterwards,” Albury said.

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Central Abaco District Council

Over the course of two meetings held on June 28 and July 4 the Central Abaco District Council discussed property issues and agreed on budget allocations for the new fiscal year 2012/2013 for the three townships that make up the council. The new budget received by the Council is unchanged …

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Miller Albury Makes Splash at Nationals

Finishing as the third best overall swimmer in his age group, Miller Albury made a splash at the Nationals Championship representing the Abaco Swim Club in 11 events, medalling in 9, June 14 through 18 in Nassau. Miller brought home eight silver medals and one bronze for his efforts at …

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Will Bethel Fundraiser

Many persons came out in support of a variety of events, which included a fun run/walk, a softball game, a cook out and an auction, held to assist with the ongoing medical expenses of the late Will Bethel. The day’s events began with a walk/run at 7am and featured prizes …

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