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Canishka Alexander

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.

Soberlee designers launch new fashion line

According to Abaconian entrepreneurs, Dakotah Delancy and Leanne Russell, their Soberlee fashion line which focuses on unisex T-shirts emerged from a mixture of fine art and fashion, an avant-garde eye for style, and the precision of makeup artistry. Soberlee is derived from a combination of their children’s names.

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The Esther Network founder honours Abaco women at conference

The Esther Network’s Women’s Empowerment Conference and Honoree Luncheon was unveiled in Treasure Cay on Nov. 8-9. For this year’s conference, Tara Moss, The Esther Network’s founder, chose the theme: Born to Win.

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Island Girl Boutique II caters to entire family

Inspired to sell clothing for the entire family, Island Girl Boutique Owner Keli Albury held a grand opening for her sec­ond location – Island Girl Boutique II – on Oct. 31. “It was great! Customers were say­ing: ‘Wow, so beautiful – feels like we are in the USA,’” Keli exclaimed. “They said the prices are good, and they have some­where to shop for their kids.”

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Concerns continue to be raised in Treasure Cay: “Save the Bays” directors join with Council

Tensions were still running high in North Abaco last week following the dredging at the site of a proposed boutique hotel and fishing lodge by Sand Bar Club and Spa Ltd. near the entrance of Treasure Cay. Residents claim that the dredged site is where the Loyalists first settled after their 1783 landfall at Carleton Point, and that now artifacts of great historical value are lost forever. Although the government issued a cease and desist order on Oct. 22 for dredging to be stopped, it was reported that there was a delay in the developers re­ceiving it.

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Abaco EV Sales introduces the island’s first electric car models

Abaco EV Sales recently announced their new all electric car imported into The Bahamas from China. China is the noted world leader in all electric cars priced for the masses, and much has been written about using the new, and expensive, lithium type batteries that aren't available in The Bahamas. These cars also operate on standard-enclosed cell, lead acid batteries.

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Rotary, Dept. of Social Services celebrate Older Persons Month

The Department of Social Services in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Abaco held their Annual Older Persons Movie and Luncheon at Friendship Tabernacle Church on Oct. 18. This year’s theme was: “The Future We Want: What Older Persons are Saying.”

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Pilot Club member gives update on Lowe Project

Margo Dean, director of projects for the Pilot Club, gave an update on the Love for the Lowes Project in late October. The project is a partnership among the Pilot Club, Rotary Club of Abaco and Scurvy Few members.

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Farmers address concerns, receive updates at monthly meeting

The South Abaco Farmer’s Association (SAFA) members held their monthly meeting on Oct. 21 at the Dundas Town Burial Society to discuss a number of key issues. First on the agenda was the resignation of Leslie Thompson, the former SAFA president, on Sept. 24. Thompson is now the inspector and consultant for the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC).

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Monica Adderley Fun, Run & Walk emphasizes cancer awareness

Just before daybreak on Oct. 19, a circle of people attired in pink and white T-shirts clasped hands together in prayer with Rev. Willish Johnson before the start of the 4th Monica Adderley Annual Fun, Run & Walk at 6:30 a.m. As the 77 registered participants walked briskly to the starting line, they were given road safety instructions by mobile police officers on the scene. The runners took the lead, while those who opted to walk trailed behind in the cool of the morning.

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Urban Renewal food drive benefits several Abaco communities

Paula Nesbitt, center manager for Urban Renewal’s Central Abaco Office, headed their first official food drive on Oct. 16. Nesbitt was assisted by Urban Renewals’ four facilitators: Sandy Boodle; Ernestine Albury; Anita Reckley; and Weldon Davis.

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