February 2021

NIPPING IT IN THE BUD: No virus outbreak on Abaco but PM says “strict protocols” still needed, Eyewitness News, February 27

PM: Abaco facing increased curfew for two-week period, Eyewitness News, February 27

What Is Being Done To Help Women Shine In Politics? The Tribune, February 26

Abaco Clampdown After Spike in Cases, The Tribune, February 26

Fishing Legend Carter Andrews Debuts The SeaVee 450z At Walker’s Cay In The Bahamas, Forbes, February 25

It’s Back To School – But Not All Campuses Ready, The Tribune, February 23

Bahamas schools to open with COVID guidelines, Associates Times, February 21

Hutton: Abaco chamber will “lobby very hard” for Dorian tax breaks to extend beyond June, Eyewitness News, February 19

BPL: Lubbers Cay electricity restored; mainland Abaco power “stabilizing, Eyewitness News, February 18

CMO: Curfew Extension Could Be On The Horizon, Eyewitness News, February 19

SPECIAL VOTING: Storm victims “ought to be” allowed, says Henfield, Eyewitness News, February 18

FAR FROM HOME: No special voting consideration for displaced storm victims, Eyewitness News, February 16

Massive mangrove restoration projects aims to speed Bahamas recovery, HATCH, February 12

North Abaco MP: I Did My Best, The Tribune, February 12

SPECIAL VOTING: Displaced, relocated storm victims could choose where to vote, Eyewitness News, February 12

Abaco Shanty Town Issue ‘Will Be Treated Humanely’, The Tribune, February 10

WSC signs MOU with IsraAID for Abaco groundwater management projects, Eyewitness News, February 10

Free Tennis Clinics ‘Well Suited For The Current Environment’, The Tribune, February 10

Unfit To Hire: Aid Boss Says Lack Of English And Maths Is Harming Job Applicants, The Tribune, February 10

Abaco MP: I’m Stepping Back At Next Election, The Tribune, February 9

FNM imploding? Abaco MP says decision not to run is “strictly personal”, Eyewitness News, February 9

‘What’s The Plan For Abaco Shanty Town Residents?’, The Tribune, February 9

American Airlines to add new Caribbean route at Charlotte Douglas International Airport this summer, Charlotte Business Journal, February 8

Marijuana advocate concerned over lack of consultation on medicinal marijuana legislation, Eyewitness News, February 8

Bahamas Hotels Expand Testing Capacity, Caribbean Journal, February 6

PM officially opens Hope Town shoreline project, Eyewitness News, February 5

GREENLIGHT: PM announces medicinal marijuana will be legalized, Eyewitness News, February 5

COVID-19 Vaccine Consultative Committee provides update on preparations to distribute vaccine in The Bahamas, The Bahamas Weekly, February 5

Govt ‘Very Close’ To Grand Bahama Airport Deal, The Tribune, February 4

NEMA, Red Cross hold virtual conclave on mass fatality management, Eyewitness News, February 3

Poultry producer sees 10 to 15 percent pre-Dorian business recovery, Eyewitness News, February 3

BPL says all of mainland Abaco has power restored, Eyewitness News, February 2

Large Blaze Breaks Out At Abaco Landfill Site, The Tribune, February 1

Govt Backs ‘Mandatory’ Property Insurance Call, The Tribune, February 1

January 2021

Residents To Protest Over Issues In Abaco, The Tribune, January 29

DRA set to continue housing initiatives; expects to impact “thousands of families”, Eyewitness News, January 28

US Quarantine’s ‘Door Slam’ On Abaco Rebuild, The Tribune, January 27

Red Cross helps Abaco families, businesses get back on their feet after storm, Eyewitness News, January 26

Home of the Week: This Caribbean Pirate’s Island Hideaway Has 7 Sugar-White Sandy Beaches, Robb Report, January 26

Sands wants vacation home rental sector ‘to pay their fair share’ of taxes, Nassau Guardian, January 26

Red Cross helps Abaco families, businesses get back on their feet after storm, Eyewitness News, January 26

Fast-Ferry Service Linking Florida & Bahamas To Restart In February, Cruise Radio, January 26

Disaster Authority Repairs Scheme To Resume ‘In A Matter Of Weeks’ Says Lewis, The Tribune, January 25

Abaconians ‘Fed Up’ With Disaster Authority, The Tribune, January 22

ORG looking to reach 500 MSMEs in northern Bahamas, Eyewitness News, January 22

Pharmacies, gas stations welcome Sunday opening, Eyewitness News, January 22

Disney Cruise Line donates 230 tablets to Bahamian students on Eleuthera, Abaco, Eyewitness News, January 21

More work needed to save critically endangered Nassau grouper, scientist warns, Eyewitness News, January 21

BPL “ramps up” transmission improvement efforts on Abaco, Eyewitness News, January 21

Arrest, court case prompt BREA to urge: “Use a licensed agent”, Eyewitness News, January 21

Abaconians still very much in “survival mode”, says Chamber president, Eyewitness News, January 20

Auto Chief: 25% Sales Jump ‘If No Lockdown’, The Tribune, January 19

Updated: Woman Dead, Three Seriously Injured In Abaco Crash, The Tribune, January 18

Cooper: Cuts to key projects on Family Islands will strangle economy, Eyewitness News, January 18

PM: Govt. making “steady progress” in post-Dorian redevelopment, Eyewitness News, January 18

Minnis: A Long Road Ahead, The Tribune, January 18

Action Promised To Tackle Issues After Nurses’ Sick-Out In Abaco, The Tribune, January 15

Lewis: Govt. working on Resilient Recovery Policy, Eyewitness News, January 15

PLP Deputy Criticises Decision To Reduce Spending On Family Island Projects, The Tribune, January 15

Abaco Nurses ‘Sick Out’ Over Clinic Concern, The Tribune, January 14

Boston-Based Southworth Development Unveils Significant Updates to Its Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Boston Real Estate Times, January 13

Cabinet approves further extension on SERZ tax breaks for GB, Abaco, Eyewitness News, January 13

Disney Cruise Line provides thousands of meals to families in The Bahamas, Eyewitness News, January 13

NPCC’s “Help a Victim” programme continues with ENKA donation, Eyewitness News, January 12

Second COVID-19 wave continues to “linger”, Eyewitness News, January 12

Angling notes: Recalling a memorable visit to the Bahamas, The Irish Times, January 11

Hurricanes prompt hike in property insurance rates, Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, January 10

Efforts to restore electricity to Abaco continue, BPL says, Eyewitness News, January 9

41 percent of travelers fail to comply with follow-up testing protocol, Eyewitness News, January 9

21,000 Travellers Haven’t Taken Rapid Antigen Test After Five Days, The Tribune, January 8

Pioneer in Paradise, The Tribune, January 6

Updated: Woman Shot Dead In Abaco, Her Younger Brother Injured, The Tribune, January 4

Teenage girl shot dead, brother in hospital, Eyewitness News, January 4

BUT president says school opening notice issued at the “ninth hour”, Eyewitness News, January 1


December 2020

Bahamian researchers contribute to “groundbreaking” study on ancient DNA in the Caribbean, Eyewitness News, December 28

In The Bahamas, Rediscovering Abaco by Boat, Caribbean Journal, December 27

Moore Bahamas Foundation Fulfills $1 Million Dorian Relief Pledge, PR Newswire, December 21

The Bahamas’ Abaco Beach Resort Is Back and Better Than Ever, Caribbean Journal, December 20

How To Work Remotely In The Bahamas For Up To A Year, Forbes, December 19

Cooper Slams Govt On Lack Of Economic Plan, The Tribune, December 18

Jacksonville church and Sarasota nonprofit: Don’t forget the need in the Bahamas, The Florida Times-Union, December 16

BNT voices opposition to proposed South Abaco development, Eyewitness News, December 16

PM breaks ground for Abaco Community Centre Convertible to Disaster Facility able to accommodate 800, The Bahamas Weekly, December 15

$1.8 million Central Abaco Community Centre/Hurricane Shelter to be completed by May 2021, Eyewitness News, December 14

Fishermen rescue turtle from the razor sharp jaws of a tiger shark after it tries desperately to climb aboard their boat, Daily Mail, December 14

Two Dead After Separate Traffic Accidents, The Tribune, December 14

Two men killed in separate traffic accidents on Saturday, Eyewitness News, December 13

PM presents 24 Crown Land grants to residents of Crossing Rocks, Abaco, Eyewitness News, December 12

Remarks by Prime Minister Minnis – Crown Land Grants, Crossing Rocks, Abaco, The Bahamas Weekly, December 11

Bahamas Extends Tax Exemptions for Survivors of Hurricane Dorian, Caribbean Weekly, December 11

Dorian tax breaks “breathing room” welcomed, Eyewitness News, December 11

Dream Yacht Charter opens new base in Mexico, BoatingIndustry.com, December 10

Govt extends some tax concessions for GB and Abaco, Eyewitness News, December 10

Power Restored For 4,000 In Abaco, The Tribune, December 10

Government to extend a number of Special Economic Recovery Zone Tax Concessions, The Bahamas Weekly, December 9

Orders provide for “holiday shopping”, Eyewitness News, December 8

Post-hurricane rebuilding in Bahamas gets boost from Catholic Charities USA gift, CruxNow.com, December 8

Update from Treasure Cay, The Triton, December 7

Stunning discovery reveals bonefish dive 450 feet ‘deep’ into the abyss to spawn, Science Daily, December 7

Caribbean’s First Mobile Technical Assistance Centres Take Hurricane Resilient Home Repair Services to Abaco & Grand Bahama, Jamaica Information Service, December 7

PM announces relaxed measures for Christmas, lifts travel quarantine and opens gyms, Eyewitness News, December 6

Fishermen rescue sea turtle from tiger shark attack, Inquirer.net, December 5

NP, Grand Bahama and Abaco daily curfew extended to 10pm, Eyewitness News, December 2

November 2020

Lyford Cay Foundations honors 50 years of philanthropy in The Bahamas, Eyewitness News, November 30

Rotary donates $102K to digital divide initiative, Eyewitness News, November 27

UN Body Teams To Aid Local MSMEs – The Tribune, November 23

Face-to-face learning could return on NP, Abaco by January, Eyewitness News, November 23

CHTA Foundation, Johnson & Wales Support Bahamian Student, South Florida Caribbean News, November 21

Illegal Residents ‘Considerable Portion’ Of Hurricane Deaths, The Tribune, November 20

Abaco Resorts: ‘We Must Know What We’re Facing’, The Tribune, November 20

Florida-based Bahamian association still assisting Hurricane Dorian victims over a year later, Eyewitness News, November 19

Bahamian Association in Florida Donates School Supplies to Students in Abaco, South Florida Caribbean News, November 18

Don’t ‘Add Insult To Injury’ Over Dorian’s Tax Breaks, The Tribune, November 17

Rebuilding Effort Goes On In Abaco, The Tribune, November 16

Ministry of Agriculture Partners with the Access Accelerator SBDC to Support Fishing and Farming Projects, Bahamas Weekly, November 13

‘Hidden Agendas’ Are Slammed Over $580m ‘Gold Mine’, The Tribune, November 13

Marinemax Vacations Announces International Partnership And Expands To The Bahamas, APN News, November 13

Rebuilding Lives and Communities, The Tribune, November 12

South Abaco developer confident $580 mil. project will satisfy environmental concerns, Eyewitness News, November 12

$580m Developer ‘Stretches To Max’ For Environment, The Tribune, November 12

Dorian Tax Exemption ‘Xmas Present’ Urged, The Tribune, November 10

Cays Fears Over Who Will Carry Out Tests, The Tribune, November 10

Eta Brings Flooding And Fallen Trees, The Tribune, November 9

DPM: BOB unlikely to be viable option to fill Family Island banking needs, Eyewitness News, November 5

Nearly 1,000 Apply To The Ministry To Visit Bahamas, The Tribune, November 4

Travelers face $1,000 fine or one month imprisonment for failure to test on fifth day, Eyewitness News, November 3

RBC Starts Building New Abaco Branch, The Tribune, November 2

Jamaican woman in The Bahamas defying the odds after abuse, hurricane, Jamaica Observer, November 2

Bahamas replaces quarantine for vacationers with COVID-19 test, insurance requirement, USA Today, November 2

Veterinarian Ken Simmons, lost in 2019 plane crash, was disoriented in storm, NTSB concludes, Pam Beach Post, November 2

The Bahamas is welcoming tourists again — with new coronavirus protocols, Miami Herald, November 2

October 2020

Great White May Be Leading Scientists to a Shark Nursery, As 15-foot Predator Located Off Bahamas, Newsweek, October 31

Disaster Reconstruction Authority reconciling accounts to address “major shortfall”, Eyewitness News, October 30

Airline Backs Off Pre-Flight Bahamas Covid Testing, The Tribune, October 30

PM unsure when state of emergency will come to an end, Eyewitness News, October 29

Minnis Tweaks Emergency Rules But High Numbers Of Cases Keep Up The Pressure, The Tribune, October 29

Curfew extended, beaches and parks to reopen Nov. 2, Eyewitness News, October 29

School destroyed by Hurricane Dorian ready to welcome back pupils, ReliefWeb, October 29

Nothing Beats The Bahamas: The Tropical Destination Launches New Extended-Stay Program, PR Newswire, October 29

Islands of the Bahamas Capture Top Diving Awards, South Florida Caribbean News, October 28

Abaco Big Bird set for Nassau home delivery service, Eyewitness News, October 28

Prime Minister Minnis – Remarks – COVID-19 Update Press Conference, Bahamas Weekly, October 28

WSC Executive Chairman Participates in a High Level Forum for Caribbean Leaders responsible for water, Bahamas Weekly, October 29

Scotiabank’s Family Island branch closures spark “fishing village” fears, Eyewitness News, October 28

Plans underway to relocate RBDF container city in Abaco, Eyewitness News, October 28

Two Women Airlifted After Car Crash In Abaco, The Tribune, October 27

Long Weekend Launches With Three Hotels Under its Flag, Hotel Business, October 27

Immigration director: No one applied for replacement documents following Dorian, Eyewitness News, October 26

Baker’s Bay Official: Extend ‘Silver Bullet’ Of Tax Exemptions, The Tribune, October 20

Developer To Build On $80m In Pre-Existing Infrastructure, The Tribune, October 19

Top 5 (Undervalued) Places to Buy Property in the Bahamas, Vents Magazine, October 16

Go-Ahead For 82% Of Abaco Small Firm Loans, The Tribune, October 16

Abaco’s Power, Airport Restoration Costs $35m, The Tribune, October 16

COP “satisfied” with crime reduction in Abaco, Eyewitness News, October 16

BPL’s Abaco Customer Base Just 50% Of Pre-Dorian Size, The Tribune, October 16

Abaco Residents Seek More Relaxation Of Restrictions, The Tribune, October 15

Bahamas Gains ‘Safe Travels’ Designation, The Tribune, October 15

Lockdown Easing Is ‘Great Relief’ On Abaco, The Tribune, October 13

Bahamas Update: Post-Storm and Mid-Pandemic Report, Sport Fishing, October 12

Locals making lasting impact in Abaco, St. Augustine Record, October 12

Exempt Abaco Cays From Covid Curbs, Private Sector Urges, The Tribune, October 9

American Resumes Flying To Three Bahamas Destinations, The Tribune, October 9

Bahamas’ Abaco Beach Resort to Reopen in November, Caribbean Journal, October 8

Bahamas to lift quarantine restrictions for visitors on Nov. 1, WDRB.com (Louisville, KY), October 7

Marines To The Rescue As Man Buried In Sand Collapse, The Tribune, October 6

Abaco Fears ‘Irreparable Blow’ If Further Lockdown, The Tribune, October 6

The first human settlers on islands caused extinctions, UC Riverside News, October 6

Oil Explorer: We’ve Got Tourism, Fishing Covered, The Tribune, October 5

Government Of The Bahamas Introduces New Travel And Testing Protocols Designed To Eliminate The Need To Quarantine, Media Release, October 1

September 2020

A year since Dorian, Bahamas rebuilds with hope, Travel Weekly, September 24

One Year After Hurricane Dorian, JT Hodges Shares “Sandman” Story, CMT, September 1

Eviction notices issued to over 50 shantytown residents in Abacos, Eyewitness News, September 23

Children Affected by Dorian Receive School Supplies Because of Tequesta Girl, Fox 29 WFLX.com, September 2

‘Meaningful Recovery’ Needs 50-75% Of Tourism Staff Back, The Tribune, September 23

Carl Allen Invests His Heart—And His Yachts—In Walker’s Cay In The Bahamas, Forbes, September 23

$60 mil. Exuma International Airport redevelopment project could start this year, Eyewitness News, Sept 22

Bahamas “winning” as private aviation destination of choice, Eyewitness News, September 21

Carl Allen Invests His Heart—And His Yachts—In Walker’s Cay In The Bahamas, Forbes, September 23

$60 mil. Exuma International Airport redevelopment project could start this year, Eyewitness News, Sept 22

Bahamas “winning” as private aviation destination of choice, Eyewitness News, September 21

United States Donates $3.6M in Modular Shelters, Rescue Boats, and Construction Materials for Hurricane Response in The Bahamas, September 18

Abaconian trio face triple threat as a team, Eyewitness News, September 18

IDB’s Dorian report: Tourism sector suffered more $800 million blow in combined damages and losses, Eyewitness News, September 17

Eighteen emergency order violators appear in court, Eyewitness News, September 16

Airlines: We’d Be Better Grounded, The Tribune, September 15

Bahamas Plans E-Currency to Connect Far-Flung Island Beaches, Bloomberg, September 15

29 Arrested in Abaco After Curfew, The Tribune, September 15

Adventist Church Still Struggling One Year After Hurricane Dorian, Adventist Review Online, September 14

Crime ‘Epidemic’ Hits Abaco Reconstruction, The Tribune, September 9

DRA records an influx in registrants for Dorian home repair program, Eyewitness News, September 9

Two in hospital after stabbing in Abaco, The Tribune, September 4

Diane Phillips: A Year Later – The Abaco Couple Now Living Totally Off-Grid, The Tribune, September 4

COP reflects on Dorian, “nothing could have prepared us, Eyewitness News, September 4

Construction of 100 homes in Abaco ‘to start this month’, The Tribune, September 4

DRA reports: One year after Hurricane Dorian and still committed, Eyewitness News, September 3

One Year After Hurricane Dorian: Rebuilding Back Better, Relief Web, September 3

Picking up the Pieces After Storm, The Tribune, September 3

Montage to Open Private Island Resort in the Bahamas in 2023, Luxury Travel Advisor, September 3

Bahamian island still mostly without power one year after Hurricane Dorian, WPEC, September 2

JT Hodges Sings “Sandman” for The Bahamas on the One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Dorian, American Songwriter, September 2

Niece tells of missing family lost in Dorian, The Tribune, September 2

Hurricane Dorian destructive force still an enigma 1 year later, Orlando Sentinel, September 1

Waterside wreaths in memory of those lost; One Year since Hurricane Dorian for Abaco, Magnetic Media, September 1

Abaco Still Struggling to Rebuild, The Tribune, September 1

Hurricane Dorian left its destructive mark on the Bahamas one year ago, WPEC, CBS12.com, September 1

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