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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.

Social Services Parade Highlights Child Protection

By Canishka Alexander The Department of Social Services held its Annual Child Protection Month Banner Competition and Parade on April 20. The theme was: “We Care, We Share – Prevent Child Abuse.” Banners were judged before students took part in a parade, which started at the Dove Plaza in downtown …

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BOSF Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Students

The 14th Annual Bahamas Outstanding Students Foundation (BOSF) Ceremony was held at Agape Christian School’s Grace Gym on April 13. Under the theme, “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize,” approximately 200 students from private and government schools in the Abaco district were recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments. Master …

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New Business: Calypso Coffee House

The moment you pass the welcome mat and enter the interior of Calypso Coffee House, the atmosphere changes to one of lively conversations, fast-paced and friendly service, and spacious surroundings with comfortable sofas and cushioned chairs that invite you to take a seat and unwind. Owned by Shannon Hutton and …

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Administrator Heads First Shanty Town Action Task Force Committee

The first meeting of the Shanty Town Action Task Force (SATF) for Abaco commenced on March 23 at the Office of the Prime Minister. Heading the meeting as chair was Senior Deputy Family Island Administrator Maxine Duncombe, who explained that the purpose of the meeting was to give structure to …

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Community Supports Fundraiser for Woman’s Cochlear Implant

A Cochlear Implant Fundraiser, Cook-Out and Family Fun Day was held for LaSasha Williams on March 16 at BAIC Park. Scores of people joined the food line in support of the Abaco native while children enjoyed the bouncing castle and games and got their faces painted. For $12, there was …

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Junior Minister of Tourism Competition Names First Abaco Winner

Khalea Richard has made history for Abaco. On March 21, 2018 she became Abaco’s first student to win the Junior Minister of Tourism Competition in New Providence. The topic was: “Sustainable Tourism: A Nation’s Plan After the Storm.” Accompanied by her father, James Richard, and coach, Nadira Kawalram, Khalea exited …

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Stingrays Host Opening Home Game Against North Abaco Team

The Central Abaco Stingrays hosted their Stingrays Opening Home Game on March 24 at the Murphy Town Ball Field. For the second time this season, they faced the players of the North Abaco Baseball Association (NABA). Three games were played in total. In the first game, the North Abaco players …

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Junior Junkanoo Rushes to Various Cultural Themes

Flurries of vibrantly coloured floats, banners and costumes were in constant motion as performers energetically gyrated to the sensational sounds of the sweet Junkanoo rhythm pulsating through the streets of Marsh Harbour for the 2018 Junkanoo Love Rush Parade held in honour of Colon Curry on Feb. 23, 2018. The …

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Miss Abaco World Unveils Six “Tropical Treasures” Contestants

The Miss Abaco World Committee officially unveiled the six contestants participating in the Miss World Abaco Pageant this year under the theme “Topical Treasures.” The event took place at Da Blue Hole Restaurant on Feb. 16. Julieth Stuart-McCafferty, Miss Bahamas Organization’s (MBO) Abaco Pageant Director, greeted guests before calling on …

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8th Biennial Abaco Science Alliance Conference Presents Years of Research in the Field

Friends of the Environment hosted its 8th Biennial Abaco Science Alliance Conference (ASAC) on Jan. 4-5 at New Vision Ministries. The aim of the conference is to raise awareness about the importance of our environment, and to encourage more research in The Bahamas by using the findings in management decisions …

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