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Final Sailaway Fundraiser attracts crowds

On August 12 the Sailaway beach party was held at Baker’s Bay. The event is organized by the Sailaway Committee and this year it benefitted Friends of the Environment and the Rotary Club of Abaco. The proceeds which are raised by the sale of hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages and t-shirts go to benefit the organizations. Volunteers from both organizations, along with other individuals, staffed the booths for hours. This was the tenth and final Sailaway.

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FNM Chairman passes away on Abaco

Charles Maynard, Chairman of the Free National movement and former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, passed away in Abaco early August 14, 2012. Mr. Maynard was in North Abaco helping prepare for the by-election when he collapsed from a heart attack. He was unresponsive when he arrived at the Treasure Cay Clinic and was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m.

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Man stabbed at club in Haitian community

According to police officers at the Marsh Harbour Police Station, a stabbing occurred at Club Perfect, which is located in The Mud on August 9. The incident took place at 11:30 p.m. Police reports indicate that the victim approached the suspect about money that he owed to him. When the suspect refused to return the money, it resulted in an altercation between the two men. As a result, the victim was stabbed in the chest – the stab just narrowly missing his heart.

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Minister for Investments visits two Abaco developments

The Honourable Khaalis Rolle, Minister for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister, visited Abaco on August 10 to assess some of the investment opportunities that are currently available on Abaco. He began his tour with Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club to see how their project has progressed over the years and to see what opportunities are available there.

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Craw fish Season Update

One month after the start of the crawfish season the consensus among the fishermen seems to be the same from one end of the island to the other: the crustaceans are in slightly less number than last year. However, there is the report of a fisherman from Mount Hope who brought home over five hundred pounds of fish on the first day.

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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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