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Canishka Alexander

Canishka Alexander was born in New Providence, but spent most of her childhood years on Abaco. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Abilene Christian University.

Although she has accomplished many things in life, her greatest accomplishment is being a mother to her four children. She loves God, her country and people of all cultures.

Min. Darren Henfield Visits with Students of North Abaco

During a school visit at S.C. Bootle High School on Sept. 6, the Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for North Abaco, outlined his accomplishments as a young man raised in Dundas Town to inspire the youth in attendance. “You can come right out of …

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New Business: Quality Meats & Spices Abaco

Quality Meats & Spices Abaco opened for business on June 29. Owned by Carlton Rolle and Stephanie Norris, Quality Meats offers assorted meat packages and spices that are affordably priced. Meats are classified as souse bundles, soup bundles, grill lovers bundles or Bundles #1, 2 and 3, which contain chicken …

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New Business: Calypso Hills Hideaways & Shirley’s Restaurant

Overlooking the serenity and seclusion of the Marls, the newest addition to Abaco’s lodging accommodations is Calypso Hills Hideaways Ltd. Owned by Warren and April Ellis, a soft opening was held on August 14. The Ellises also own U-Save Car Rental, which April explained was her husband’s dream. “Calypso Hills …

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Abaco Disability Council Holds Soup Day Fundraiser

The Abaco Council for Disability (ACD) is a newly formed non-profit organization whose purposes include representing the needs and rights of persons with disabilities to achieve equal opportunities for such persons here in Abaco. As with everything they do, funding is necessary for operations.  They held their first fundraising event …

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Former Abaco Student Selected as Chevening Scholar

D’Andra Johnson was recently selected as a Chevening Scholar for the academic year 2018-2019. She will attend Queen Mary’s University of London (QMUL) to study for her Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution. The Chevening Scholarship is an international scholarship awarded to students with leadership …

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ICCD Sign Language Camp: A Ministry to Reach the Deaf for Christ

The annual Sign Language Camp facilitated by the International Christian Centers for the Deaf (ICCD) commenced at Agape Christian School’s Grace Gym from July 23 to July 27. This year’s theme was: “Love God; Love People.” A familiar face on the island, Kayla Rohr, ICCD’s Missionary-Bahamas Coordinator and Sign Language …

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Abaco Darts Players Secure Three Medals at 9th WDF Championships

The Trinidad and Tobago Darts Association hosted the 9th World Darts Federation (WDF) Americas Cup and 22nd Caribbean Cup Darts Championships in July. Malcolm Spicer, president of WDF Americas, accompanied Team Bahamas to Trinidad. While there, Robin Albury won the America’s Cup in the men’s singles, and Shane Sawyer, placed …

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Campers Gain Wealth of Knowledge at RBPF Police Summer Camp

Under the theme: “Igniting the Dreams of our Children,” the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) Abaco Division hosted its 4th Annual Police Summer Camp 2018 at Patrick J. Bethel High School and S.C. Bootle High School from June 26 to July 20 for children ages five to 16 years old. …

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School Patron Makes Presentation to Most Outstanding PJBH Graduates

Jackline Jean-Jacques and Dremiko McIntosh were the worthy recipients of a $500 scholarship and plaque from Patrick Bethel, patron of the school – Patrick J. Bethel High School – they both graduated from last month. McIntosh and Jean-Jacques received recognition as the most outstanding male and female graduates, respectively, during …

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Leading Ladies Retreat Set to Empower, Give Voice to Young Women

The Leading Ladies Organization (LLO) co-founded by Chantel O’Brian and Moline Jeune-Pierre, will be hosting a three-day retreat at Treasure Cay Beach Resort from July 31 to Aug. 2. The theme is “Protect Our Girls,” and the focus of the retreat is solely on girls between the ages of 13 …

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