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Remarks by Bradley Roberts at opening of PLP campaign office in Marsh Harbour
Submitted by the PLP   
Sunday, 11 December 2011 13:14
Remarks by
Bradley B Roberts , National Chair, Progressive Liberal Party    
Opening of PLP Campaign Office South Abaco
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
December 10th 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is always a joy to be here in Abaco and to join my very good friend Gary Sawyer, PLP supporters and undecided voters at the official opening of the Party’s South Abaco Campaign Office. I commend all of you who used you influence to get Gary to take on the task of being the Party’s standard bearer for the third time. I have a very strong feeling that you will emerge the winner this time. Tonight I wish to make a special appeal to all voters in the South Abaco Constituency to seriously reflect on events here in Abaco over the past almost five years. I especially invite Abacoians to consider carefully if they are better off now than they were in 2007? I invite them again to consider the actions taken by Hubert Ingraham and Edison Key that have negatively impacted the lives of Abacoians over the past almost five years.

In New Providence, there is no secret that Crime is out of control; murders are at a record level and climbing. Unemployment continues to grow, thousands of Bahamian Families homes are up for sale. Hubert Ingraham sat on his behind and allowed the Argentinian Road Builder and Bahamas Hotmix of which Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette and his family are major shareholders to blatantly ignore the contracted guidelines resulting in utter chaos and road rage, destruction of many businesses.  The misery index has been the worst in my life time. Despondency and hopelessness are at record levels; the worst being in the so call FNM country of Grand Bahama. The failed policies of the FNM government have contributed significantly to the present state of affairs in our Bahama land.
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Governor General continues his message of One Bahamas in Abaco
Written by BIS   
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 17:21

: Governor General His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes speaks to students at the Grand Cay All-Age School at the end of an official tour of Abaco and the Abaco Cays.   (Photo courtesy of Kanishka Alexander)LITTLE GRAND CAY, Abaco -- Governor General His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, accompanied by Joan Lady Foulkes, ended their official tour of Abaco and the Abaco Cays with a visit to the Grand Cay All-Age School where he continued his message of One Bahamas.

Sir Arthur reminded public school students: “While Abaco is the home where you live, no matter where you travel in The Bahamas, from Inagua, the island of my birth, to New Providence and every Family Island, you are still and always at home.”

In an extensive tour of Abaco, the Governor General and Lady Foulkes visited with over a thousand students including at Treasure Cay Primary School, the Amy Roberts Primary School at Green Turtle Cay, Central Abaco Secondary School, Central Abaco Primary School, Man-O’-War Primary School and Hope Town Primary School.

Their Excellencies also visited Cherokee Sound Primary School, Crossing Rocks Primary School, Great Guana Cay Primary School, the James A. Pinder Primary School at Sandy Point and the Moore’s Island All-Age School. It was the first visit of a Bahamian Governor General to Moore’s Island.

Sir Arthur reminded students, administrators, teachers and invited guests: “Be aware of the totality of your Bahamian heritage and who and what you are as Bahamians. Be aware of our rich natural, historical and cultural heritage, and of our enduring national institutions.

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Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes enjoy Abaconian hospitality
Written by BIS   
Friday, 18 November 2011 12:32

On a tour conducted by Assistant General Manager for Generation, Ms. Toni Seymour Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes view the new Wilson City Plant in Abaco. (Photo courtesy of David Ralph) ABACO, Bahamas -- During their eight-day official tour of Abaco and the Abaco Cays, Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes enjoyed the hospitality of Abaconians and residents including that of local and central government officials as well as civic, religious and business leaders.

The hospitality included luncheons hosted by various local councils and resorts as well as a joint-luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Abaco and the Abaco Chamber of Commerce held at the Abaco Beach Resort at Marsh Harbour.

Sir Arthur noted during his visit: “Today Abaco boasts the second largest international airport in the country in terms of visitor numbers, has a thriving tourism industry and is undergoing impressive development in terms of public infrastructure and private investments.”

Their Excellencies were able to tour a number of these developments including several clinics and the new Government Administrative Complex. At the BEC Wilson City Power Plant, engineer and Assistant General Manager for Generation, Ms. Toni Seymour led a tour of the new facility. Ms. Seymour, a native of Long Island and graduate of N. G. M. Major High School, studied engineering at Brighton University in the United Kingdom.

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Bradley Roberts addresses opening of PLP HQ in Dundas Town, North Abaco Constituency
Submitted by the Progressive Liberal Party   
Monday, 14 November 2011 10:04
Remarks by
Bradley B Roberts
National Chair, Progressive Liberal Party
at the opening of the PLP HQ in Dundas Town North Abaco Constituency
November 12th 2011


Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here tonight in the North Abaco to join with Renardo Curry and the people of Abaco in the official opening of the PLP’s Headquarters here in Dundas Town which borders Murphy Town and together form the largest bloc of voters in North Abaco Constituency.

Many young people here in Abaco told me that they are tired of their arrogant and biggity Member of Parliament who has no time for them despite his many promises to change. They told me that he constantly changes his mind. They told me that their parents told them Hubert wanted to be Prime Minister for only two terms and now wants to become the Papa Doc of the Bahamas. They told me that they have forgotten how many times Hubert Ingraham asked their parents to re-elect him for the last time; they say clearly his is the action of a double minded man. One of the young men reminded me: The Bible says a double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

My Brother and Sisters, the young and not so young also told me that Hubert has clearly forgotten his declaration that Sir Lynden Pindling thought only his Ma could born a Prime Minister and is now demonstrating  that same belief for himself by his own actions.
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Break-in at Scotiabank Marsh Harbour branch
Submitted by Leah R. Davis   
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 17:09

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco -- Scotiabank today reported a break-in at its Marsh Harbour branch in Abaco. The Bank reported that the incident occurred on Wednesday, November 9 between 3 and 6 a.m. Bank management have confirmed that there were no injuries sustained by staff or customers.

“Due to the nature of our business, a robbery is always a possibility. But, we assure the public of our commitment to security and to the safety of our customers and employees. We are working with the Royal Bahamas Police Force in their investigation of this matter and would not like to say anything further which may compromise their work.”

Bank operations in the Marsh Harbour branch were suspended for the day and are normal banking operations are expected to resume on Thursday, November 10, 2011.

 
Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes begin official visit to Abaco
Written by BIS   
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 08:42

Students reach out to touch Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes on his arrival at Treasure Cay Airport November 7. Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes are on their first official visit to Abaco. TREASURE CAY, Abaco -- Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes began their first official visit to Abaco on Monday 7 November, enjoying an exuberant welcome at the Treasure Cay International Airport, including an honour guard of Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers.  

They were welcomed by North Abaco Administrator Theophilus Cox and other government officials along with civic and religious readers. The warm welcome extended to a joint assembly of S.C. Bootle High School and Cooper’s Town Primary under the theme, “Giving Honour”.  

Following entertainment by students from both schools including a soulful interpretive dance by Grade 3 student A’ Joya Sands, choral speaking, an acrostic and music, Sir Arthur continued the One Bahamas theme he has relayed on official visits throughout The Bahamas.  

His message of celebrating the unique history of each Family Island as an integral part of “the archipelago of opportunities” which constitutes the Bahamian experience, was warmly received by school administrators, teachers, parents and students. 

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HG Christie sponsors participant in 2011 Abaco Kayak Challenge
Submitted by HG Christie   
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 14:16

MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco -- On a cool and blustery morning Saturday October 15th, with a sizeable 2-3 foot chop on the water, a few dozen brave kayakers departed Abaco Beach Resort for a grueling 7, 12 or 20 mile kayak challenge down the coastline of the Sea of Abaco, to raise money for the Abaco Cancer Society and Friends of the Environment.

HG Christie was proud to sponsor Rachael Aberle, wife of Abaco agent Neil Aberle, in the event and despite the challenging conditions she and her teammate Penelope Menzies completed the seven mile challenge in a little over 2 hours.

Back at the beach participants were welcomed by fans and supporters and enjoyed a fun beach party at Abaco Beach Resort. Supporters who weren’t up for the challenge this year stayed on the beach and enjoyed the all-day party, food, drink, music and merchandise.

Several thousand dollars were raised and due to its success, the event is now expected to be held annually and HG Christie is proud to support this worthwhile cause.

More photos on HG Christie's blog

 
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