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One Arrest After Recent Spate of Boat Thefts

“Boat theft is a priority and we will do our endeavor best to curb and reduce the instances of these crimes,” said Superintendent Hilton Cash, new Officer In Charge of Abaco for the Royal Bahamas Police Force regarding the recent boat thefts in Abaco. Thieves struck again in Abaco, stealing …

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Murphy Town Athlete Competing in Olympics

  Murphy Town’s Steven Gardiner arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last week to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics. The 20-year-old track and field sprinter holds the national record in the Men’s 400m. He will compete next on Friday, August 12 in the Men’s 400m and on Friday, August …

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Barefoot Bandit Set for Early Release

After serving a six year sentence in a state prison, attorney John Henry Browne anticipates an early release for his client, Colton Harris-Moore, better known as the “Barefoot Bandit”. According to a report, Harris-Moore’s attorney confirmed that he could be released from Stafford Creek Corrections Centre to a halfway house …

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Treasure Cay Airport to be Refurbished; Leonard M Thompson International’s Management to be Fortified

The refurbishment and redevelopment of airports in North Eleuthera, Exuma and Treasure Cay are set to commence as the government has entered into an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank for public-private partnerships. Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna–Martin had previously stated her intention to cooperate and partner with …

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Unabated Boat Thefts Rile Visitors and Locals: Frustration at Failure of Policing and Justice Systems

  An already weary community finds themselves seeking answers after five boats were stolen in the space of a week from several locations across the island of Abaco. The recent boat theft activity brings the unofficial estimate to about twenty or more for the year with residents and visitors expressing …

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Bahama Parrot Population Grows

The Bahama Parrot population, once endangered, is now showing continued growth on the two islands where they still live due to national park protection and predator control programs coordinated by the Bahamas National Trust (BNT). According to the latest research by Dr. Frank Rivera-Milán of the US Fish and Wildlife …

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Cheeseburger Party Donates to Fire Dept. and School

  This year’s Cheeseburger in Paradise Party, hosted by the Green Turtle Cay Community, was held Friday, July 1, on Fiddle Cay. The proceeds from the event, totaling $20,000, were presented on July 21 to Amy Roberts Primary School and the Green Turtle Cay Fire Department. According to organizers, over …

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Preparing for the Opening of Crawfish Season

By Olivia Patterson-Maura, Friends of the Environment August 1st is fast approaching. To many of us in The Bahamas, this means a day off work, but for all the fishermen out there it means that you are probably already busy planning for that day. Or you at least have an idea …

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FHA Interact Club Donates E-Readers to Children’s Home

  The Interact Club of Forest Heights, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Abaco, made a donation to the Ranfurly Homes for Children. The Club donated a grand total of twenty eight Kindle Fires for the orphans.  

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Bahamas Plastic Camp Studies Global Impacts

The Bahamas Plastic Camp, created and instructed by Kristal Ambrose, a young Bahamian obtaining her degree in Environmental Science at Gannon University, was held on July 13-14 at Friends of the Environment’s Frank Kenyon Research Centre in Marsh Harbour. During those two days, the participants—all teenagers—learned about the local and …

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