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Green Turtle Club holds Staff Appreciation Party

On September 3, the Green Turtle Club on Green Turtle Cay held an awards ceremony for its hardworking and long-serving staff. Twenty staff members that night received awards for their service ranging from ten to forty years. The successful hotel and marina has been a popular tourist destination for over 50 years. The event was held at Bluff House Beach Hotel, the cay's other hotel, and ensured a night off from work for all the staff at the Club. With honorable guests and speakers including Min. Ryan Pinder, the Club's owner, Adam Showell and representing the Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Outten, the night doubled as a farewell to its General Manager, Lynn Johnson.

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New Administrator for South Abaco introduced

Joshua Smith arrived to take up the office of Administrator for South Abaco on July 15 having previously enjoyed two years and eight months as Island Administrator for Crooked Island. “Abaco is larger and there are more people than Crooked Island so there is obviously more work to do but I have been warmly welcomed by the friendly people here and I’m enjoying it very much and looking forward to serving the people of South Abaco,” stated Administrator Smith. Mr. Smith’s first posting as an Administrator was in 2009 to Crooked Island. This followed a six-month period of training in Nassau and then some time working alongside the Administrator in West Grand Bahama. Mr. Smith is no stranger to Abaco since during his many years of work with the Ministry of Works and later as Chief Estate Officer for the Ministry of Education he frequently travelled to Abaco to inspect schools. He was also responsible for the building of schools, one of which was Man O War Cay School in the early 90s.

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Murder Suspects Still Being Sought

The Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) is appealing to members of the Abaco community who may have any information relative to two men they are seeking in connection with the murder of 26 year-old Gregory Bain on August 26. According to Noel Curry, officer in Charge of Abaco, the RBPF is still looking for 20 year-old Cadet Lewis and 20 year-old Wilkenson Garson two weeks after Mr. Bain was shot in the back outside a motel in Sandy Point.

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Counterfeit Money Circulating

A report from Inspector Terecita Pinder, press liaison officer in Grand Bahama, is warning the public to be on the lookout for fake Bahamian $100 notes which police have been discovered in circulation at a number of businesses.

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Min. of Education revisits schools to examine repairs

The Honourable Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, said that when they visited Abaco a few weeks ago they were concerned about some structural issues at Abaco Central High School, and he wanted to ensure that they were addressed.

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Thirty-three Haitian nationals caught at Hole in the Wall

Haitian nationals discovered at Hole in the Wall

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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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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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