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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.

Flag Day Celebrations a “Symbol of Pride” for Second Largest Haitian Population in Bahamas

For the past five years, Big Move Productions has been promoting Haitian Flag Day on Abaco, and this year’s event was no exception. Held at the BAIC Park on May 19, Haitian Flag Day drew scores of people to a celebration that featured live music and entertainment by music artists …

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The Abaco Council for Disability Formed

An Abaco Branch of the Bahamas National Council for the Disabled (BNCD) was established under the name – The Abaco Council for Disability – on April 12. Newly elected President Linda Simms will lead the Abaco council. She explained that the mission for the Abaco Council for Disability is to …

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Forest Heights Students Declared 2018 MUNS Winners

The third time seems to be the charm for Nadira Kawalram when it comes to the students she trains to represent Abaco in the Model United Nations Sessions (MUNS). Now a teacher and an advisor at Forest Heights Academy, Kawalram took her first bite of success in 2012 at the …

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Stingrays Capture First Win Against NABA

According to Coach Ted Curry of the Central Abaco Stingrays, the Central Abaco youth baseball league is doing very well. In fact, the Stingrays made history a few weeks ago in their 10-12 age group when they played against the North Abaco Baseball Association (NABA) on April 29 at the …

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Grand Bahama Naturalist Relocates Practice to Abaco

Born Rupert DeGregory Moss now subsequently known as Dr. Roopi Moss Selah See I, the family doctor, naturalist and herbalist has introduced a novel technique research using stem cell treatments to treat his patients. Formerly stationed in Grand Bahama at the ABC Holistic Healthy World, Dr. Roopi now offers his …

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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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