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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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Hope Town District Council

During the August 17 meeting of the Hope Town District Council the new Island Administrator, Preston Cunningham, was welcomed as they dealt with budgetary and other matters. Chief Councilor Jeremy Sweeting told Mr. Cunningham that he looks forward to developing a strong working relationship between the council and the new administrator

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Hole in the Wall Committee discuss road dangers

The Hole in the Wall Restoration Committee met in the afternoon of August 9 at the Ministry of Tourism Training Center. The Committee discussed the results of the assessment expedition and finalized the major points concerning the installation of the lights in the lantern room as well as the installation of plexiglass in that same room to protect the lights from bad weather. A major point of discussion was devising a way to warn heavy equipment operators of the danger posed by the cave system located around and under the road to the lighthouse. Other topics of future concern were brought up also.

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South Abaco Farmers Association meets in August

The August 9 meeting of the South Abaco Farmers Association was held on the patio at Central Abaco Primary School. Only a handful of members attended the meeting, among them a group from the Horticultural Society, but it was non-the-less informative. Chairman Leslie Thompson invited the members of the Horticultural Society to introduce themselves and state the reason for their presence.

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Ricardo Ferguson takes office as new principal of Abaco Central High School

During the last week of August a new captain, Mr. Ricardo Ferguson, took the helm of Abaco Central High School. Outgoing and dynamic, the new Principal seems to have the right personality to take over the leadership of the most crowded high school on Abaco. Previously occupying the position of Senior Master at R N Bailey, one of the largest high schools in The Bahamas, Mr. Ferguson is used to the challenges presented by a populated school

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Government departments relocate to administrative complex

The end of August kept government workers busy as they bid farewell to their former offices and exchanged them for the newer, more modern facilities located at the Abaco Government Complex. Offices like the National Insurance Board (NIB) have been at their previous location for close to 4 years.

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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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