Man-O-War residents turned out on a bright sunny Saturday morning, April 1, 2017, to honour and record their heritage boatbuilders for posterity. Recognizing this historic link to the island’s fame, Obie Wilchcombe, Minister for Tourism, addressed the crowd and acknowledged his ministry's financial contribution to the bronze memorial plaques.
Unabated Boat Thefts Rile Visitors and Locals: Frustration at Failure of Policing and Justice Systems
An already weary community finds themselves seeking answers after five boats were stolen in the space of a week from several locations across the island of Abaco. The recent boat theft activity brings the unofficial estimate to about twenty or more for the year with residents and visitors expressing …
As reported last week in the ‘Tribune’ and previously in ‘The Abaconian,’ the Abaco Police force has only one vessel to patrol Abaco and enforce the law. With the high level of boat thefts concerning residents and visitors, many feel one vessel is insufficient.
For the Keys, family and tradition are pillars of their outlook on life. And for this story you have to appreciate both.
North Abaco Member of Parliament Renardo Curry shared his fears in Parliament regarding the boat theft ring operating in Abaco. He claimed boat thefts are at an “all time high” and said it will affect the local tourism market.
Boats are stolen weekly. It will not get “out of control.” It is. Actions must be taken now.
In response to the concerns that boat owners and residents expressed about the noticeable rise in boat thefts occurring this year in the area of Abaco and the Northern Bahamas in general, Kevin Mortimer, Officer in Charge of the Abaco District, noted some increased measures to track down and reduce the number of thefts taking place.
Boat Owners and residents are expressing concerns about the unusually high amount of boat thefts occurring this year in the area of Abaco and the Northern Bahamas in general.
The first round of the 2014 RC Laser Tour of Abaco began the last Saturday of 2013. We were all invited for lunch at the recently opened Blackfly Lodge at Schooner Bay. The first battle of the day was to keep our lunch from blowing away. We all had burgers or wraps at the restaurant, all reasonably priced and open to the public. It is worth the drive and a nice afternoon outing to visit Schooner Bay.
On an exquisite Saturday this past week I was privileged to witness one of the most sublime, beautiful Bahamian sights I can recall. Allow me to set the scene.