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ABACO DISTRICT BACK TO SCHOOL MESSAGE 2012/2013

With a renewed sense of commitment to the children of the Abaco District in particular and by extension those of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, I greet you on the threshold of yet another exciting year; one that holds great promise for our children.

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Administrator Preston Cunningham returns to Abaco

Administrator Preston Cunningham took up post on Abaco again on July 18 during a Changing-Over Ceremony with former Senior Island Administrator Cephas Cooper. Born on Crooked Island, Cunningham’s public service career began at the age of 14 when he began teaching at an all-age school on Long Cay.

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Crime Report

At 11:15 a.m. on 24August a 43 year old female of Marsh Habour, Abaco, reported that sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, 23 August, 2012, and 10:00 a.m. on 24 August, some unknown person/s broke into a into her motel and stole a radio and a few towels. Police action requested.

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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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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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Bassketball scholarships keep two in college

Two young Abaconians- Kevin Altidor and Kingley Cajuste- who went to junior college on a basketball scholarship three years ago, have managed to keep their academic and sports performance to earn another scholarship to continue their studies in the United States.

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Angels Academy under new ownership

Angels Academy, located on Front Street, Marsh Harbour, is under new ownership. Michelle Roark, previously Michelle Albury, has purchased the school from the previous owner, April Higgs, and has been working hard for the beginning of the new school year. The staff at Angels Academy will remain the same with Barbara Johnson continuing as principal.

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Athletics lead to scholarships for youth

On August 8, Whelma Colebrook of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture organized a press release to acknowledge eight of the students who had qualified for scholarship because of their performance in track & field. Only four of them- Shane Jones, Delicio Stuart, Elroy McBride from Moore’s Island and …

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