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Murphy Town Community Center Officially Opened During Homecoming Ceremony

The Murphy Town Community Center, located on Forest Drive, was finally dedicated after several years of construction during a formal ceremony patronized by two local officials, the Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for North Abaco, and Maxine Duncombe, Senior Island Administrator. The Community Center …

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MP Addresses Infrastructural Needs

During his contribution during the Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, Central and South Abaco MP James Albury noted that infrastructure remains the top need for his constituency. “Abaco has fallen behind infrastructurally without a doubt,” he said noting that throughout the “length and breadth of my constituency, you …

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June 15 Police Reports

American Male Arrested for Possession of Dangerous Drugs Reports are that on Friday 8th June 2018, shortly before 10:00am, an American male was arrested by police while at the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport for possession of dangerous drugs. He was arraigned before the Marsh Harbor Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate …

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ERLS Accepts BEP Donation

The Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS) sincerely thanks the BEP-Foundation and Charles & Ariane de La Baume for making the very kind donation of $5,000.00, for the second year in a row. While they were at the Lighthouse they met with members of the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS) and …

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Prime Minister and Officials Inspect Abaco for Affordable Homes Project

In accordance with his party’s promise to provide access to affordable housing for Bahamians, the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis, visited several sites on Abaco on Friday, May 25, 2018. It was the first Family Island the Prime Minister visited following the passing of the Access to …

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Deadline Looms for Shanty Town Demolitions

As the deadline for residents of shanty towns in the country to move draws near the Bahamas Government seeks to assist those who will be left homeless. Labour Minister and head of the Shanty Town Action Task Force, Dion Foulkes said the government has conducted a study on affordable housing …

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June 1 Police Report

SHOOTING INCIDENT – ABACO By Terecita Pinder, RBPF May 14, 2018 – 8:34:47 AM Abaco, Bahamas – Police in Abaco are investigating a shooting incident that has left a male with non-life threatening injuries. Reports are that on Sunday 13th May 2018, shortly before 12midnight, police received information of gunshots …

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Former PM Pays Courtesy Call During HTDC Guana Cay Meeting

During the regular monthly meeting of the Hope Town District Council in Great Guana Cay on May 24, the former Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, paid a courtesy call and was given a Key to the District. At the start of the meeting the Council took time to …

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Flag Day Celebrations a “Symbol of Pride” for Second Largest Haitian Population in Bahamas

For the past five years, Big Move Productions has been promoting Haitian Flag Day on Abaco, and this year’s event was no exception. Held at the BAIC Park on May 19, Haitian Flag Day drew scores of people to a celebration that featured live music and entertainment by music artists …

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Man Charged for Murder

According to police reports, shortly after 9pm on April 27, police in Abaco were called to the area of Charles Sawyer Highway in Marsh Harbour, where they discovered the lifeless body of a man with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The victim, identified as Perez Dames, was pronounced …

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