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Rogue Wave Injures RBDF Crew

On 21 February, 2016 at about 5:25 p.m., The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Dauntless class vessel, P-48 was returning to Coral Harbour Base from a routine patrol when a rogue wave slammed into the vessel, damaging its bridge wind screen and injuring three of the six crew members onboard.

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Police Report March 1, 2016

Police are reporting that on Friday 20th February 2016 shortly before 10:00pm, 38 year old Dominic Lloyd of Green Turtle Cay, while at a party at a business establishment, collapsed and died.

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With Sandy Point Roads Repaired, Focus Returns to Central Abaco

Road works continue across Abaco with plans to address road repairs and paving on the some of the cays in the near future according to North Abaco Minister of Parliament, Renardo Curry.

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Green Turtle Road Works Delayed, Expected to Begin “Before July”

According to Ministry of Works Permanent Secretary Colin Higgs, Green Turtle Cay’s promised road repairs and paving are on “our schedule for work for the [family islands]” with the expectation that they will begin work before July.

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Government Set to Spend $5 million in Moore’s Island

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, Philip Davis, and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Dr. Daniel Johnson, led a town meeting at Greater Bethel Native Baptist Church on January 25 outlining the government’s plans for comprehensive infrastructure upgrades on Moore’s Island.

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Heads of Government Depts. Meet for Shanty Town Walkthrough

On Thursday, February 4 the Senior Island Administrator Charles Moss assembled heads of government departments including the Police and Defence Force for a walk through and familiarization of the shanty town communities known as the Mudd and Pigeon Pea.

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Central Abaco Council Holds Meeting

The Central Abaco District Council held its monthly meeting on February 4. Invited guests included Ms. Gaynelle Rolle of the Business License Department, Mr. William Krezel, engineer with the Ministry of Works, and Ms. Kimbilee Wells of Environmental Health. This followed an extensive walk-about tour of the Pigeon Peas and Mudd shanty towns on a fact-finding tour earlier this same day. The group was led by Administrator Charles Moss and included many government heads of departments.

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Attempted Armed Robbery in Treasure Cay Leaves One Injured

There was an attempted armed robbery of Treasure Cay Resort staff after 10pm on Thursday, February 4 as a female supervisor, accompanied by a security guard walked to the Royal Bank Branch in Treasure Cay to make a deposit.

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M.H. Yacht Club Members Present Cheque to BASRA Representative

Commodore Woody Sutton and Susan Harward, members of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club (RMHYC), presented a $3,000 cheque to Chris Prewitt of the Bahamas Air & Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) on Feb. 5.

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Voter Registration Kicks Off

An up-dated registry of qualified voters is underway leading to national elections in late spring of next year, 2017. A drive to register voters on Abaco is building momentum with evening registrations in many communities. Family Island administrators’ offices are accepting registrations during normal office hours.

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