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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.

Department of Public Health to host Community Health Fair

The Department of Public Health in conjunction with the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic is inviting Abaconians to participate in their first Community Health Fair, which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct.27 at the BAIC Farmers Market and Craft Center. The fair will be held under the theme: “Let’s Get Well Abaco.”

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Minister Alfred Gray addresses fishers and farmers

During his meeting with fishermen and farmers on July 26 at the Anglican Parish Hall, the Honourable Alfred Gray, Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government, told Abaconians that he has a very special expectation for them as he shared the government’s plans for Abaco. He said he hopes that together solutions can be found.

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Powerboat Race and Summer Festival held at Treasure Cay Beach

The 7th Annual North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Race was held from July 19 to July 22 at the Treasure Cay Public Beach. The venue was changed this year because of Hurricane Irene’s damage to the Green Turtle Cay Ferry Dock. According to Cliff Bootle, the event organizer, Saturday proved to be the main event. This year’s featured performers were Dylan McKenzie and the Impact Band who provided great entertainment on Saturday night.

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Family Offers Reward for Missing Man

On August 1, Eleaxor Brown’s brother, Tyrone Brown, and his sister-in-law Nurse Martha Brown, made an appeal to the community of Abaco to assist them in finding him. “We are appealing to the public to kindly help us find my brother,” Tyrone solemnly said. “He has been missing since July 10, and we haven’t seen or heard from him since.”

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NEMA Director heads disaster meeting

Captain Stephen Russell, Director, and Gayle Outten-Moncur, Disaster Manager, of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) attended the Central Abaco District Disaster Committee Meeting held on July 25 at the Department of Education’s Conference Room.

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Analysis Workshop held for farmers

The Analysis Workshop was facilitated by Manuel Messina and Shacara Lightbourne of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and BAIC officials at Abaco Central High School on July 31. Messina and Lightbourne began with a SWOT Analysis to gain a quick assessment of Abaco’s agricultural sector and then to form a strategic plan for the farmers to work toward.

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New Rehoboth Camp focuses on the Biblical story of Daniel

Earlyn and Joan Baillou of New Rehoboth Ministries International held their Vacation Bible Camp from July 30 to August 3, and presented “The Story of Daniel.” This year’s Scripture text was Daniel 5:12. Last year, the Biblical character of David had been selected; however, Ms. Baillou explained that she went before the Lord to ask what to share this time around, and she said Daniel was chosen.

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Interior decorator’s work entered in Fidelity competition

Vashti Johnson, an interior decorator and designer from Creative Designs, entered Fidelity Bank’s Independence Day competition in July. Her latest creation was featured at the bank’s Abaco location, and displayed an old-time Bahamian scene. She constructed a wooden home that contained items from as far back as the 1920s.

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Upgrades Planned for Abaco’s Sporting Facilities

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson, visited Abaco on July 12, and began his travels on Moore's Island where he met with Coach Anthony Williams, the athletes and their parents, and the community to congratulate them on what they have accomplished. He was impressed that four athletes from Moore’s Island attended the Penn Relays and captured the small school championships.

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Churches Partner to Offer VBS at Grace Gym

Through a partnership with Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel and Newton Baptist Church, which is based in Alabama, a Vacation Bible School was held from July 16-20 at Grace Gym. The VBS took on an Incrediworld Amazement Park theme where children experienced “a thrill ride through God’s Creation.” Kerry Brackett and Alyssa Johnson of Newton Baptist Church’s mission team were among 18 other members, and they expressed that it is their first time coming to The Bahamas. Although the Newton mission team planned to depart on July 19, members from Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel continued the VBS until that Friday.

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