James Albury was born on October 14th, 1993 to Monty and Ruth Albury of Hope Town, Abaco. He grew up with his older brother around the Sea Spray Resort and Marina, which the family had started and built together.
Sadly James’ father passed away from cancer when he was 8, but he continued to be raised in Abaco between Hope Town and Marsh Harbour by his mother and other family and loved ones, who still support him today.
James graduated high school from Forest Heights Academy in Marsh Harbour in 2011, and having taken a strong interest in history, government and politics, he pursued a higher education from 2011-2015 in both the United States at Florida Southern College and at Harlaxton College in the United Kingdom via a study abroad programme. James graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Political Science in 2015 from his alma mater. While in college, James participated in various philanthropic work including Habitat for Humanity through his membership in Theta Chi Fraternity. It was during his overseas education that he met his would-be wife Tessa, and they married in late 2015.
After returning home, James sought to use his education and passion to work toward the improvement of his community and country. He has been heavily involved with the environmental group Friends of The Environment, volunteering to assist with educational summer camp programmes and aiding visiting researchers. James has also worked with his church, Third Space, in distributing various school supplies and food to the schools and families in Abaco who have found themselves in need.
James soon joined the Free National Movement upon moving back to Abaco, where he works alongside his brother at The Abaconian Newspaper as well as at the internet company Bahamas WiMax.
James later received the overwhelming support of his local FNM association and past representatives, who continue to guide him and help foster strong community relationships across Abaco.
James remains committed to his home island and has a stalwart determination to represent the collective voices that form the unique Abaco community.