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Murphy Town Home Coming Weekend Features Coconut Barking, Fishing, Music and More

The Murphy Town Home Coming was a three day affair with activities going on all through the weekend. The highlight of Friday morning was a Fishing Tournament that took the fishermen along the shore from Doris Bay to Coconut Tree Bay. The grounds around the community center building are very …

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Murphy Town Local Gov’t Discusses Sun Oil Expansion, Town Cleanup and Independence Celebrations

Seven members of the Murphy Town Committee met on the evening of June 11. The meeting was overseen by Administrator Maxine Duncombe, the minutes recorded by Ramona Bethel. On the agenda were the revising of the minutes of March 26 which had not been approved as yet. Nothing of importance …

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Town Meeting Regarding Sun Oil Fuel Container Expansion Invokes Strong Reactions from Residents

During a townhall meeting held the evening of Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the residents of Murphy Town discussed and reacted to the proposed addition of more fuel storage tanks by Sun Oil at the Shell location near Parker’s Landing. A panel of Sun Oil delegates, including the General Manager, Mr. …

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“Destiny Awaits” St Francis Graduates

Under the theme “Expect the Unexpected – Our Destiny Awaits,” twenty students from St Francis de Sales Catholic School graduated on Jun 8, 2018. Among them, the Valedictorian Ashanti Miller and the Salutatorian, Tianna McIntosh. They made their formal entrance watched by parents, faculty members and officials including the Director …

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ECC Graduates Ready to Make Their Mark on the World

The 2018 Every Child Counts graduating class took their leap into the world on June 8 at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Twenty students participated in their Commencement Exercises in the morning and at 6pm seven students graduated in a joyous ceremony held under the theme “We are ready …

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St. Francis Honours Retiring Teacher

As she walked up the steps to St Francis Catholic Church in the morning of June 18, Hazel Lorene was greeted by students lining each side of the stairs. As she climbed up, each of them handed her a red rose. Smiling, she stopped to thank them with a kiss …

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Murphy Town Community Center Officially Opened During Homecoming Ceremony

The Murphy Town Community Center, located on Forest Drive, was finally dedicated after several years of construction during a formal ceremony patronized by two local officials, the Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for North Abaco, and Maxine Duncombe, Senior Island Administrator. The Community Center …

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Dolphin Derby Draws Anglers to Pete’s Pub

Fifty six people on seventeen boats participated in the Pete’s Pub Thirty First Annual Dolphin Derby, a fishing tournament spread over four days, starting May 9. Preparing for the evening ceremony, Gregory Johnston and his wife Heather, the organizers of the event, were tallying up the results and deciding to …

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Southern Comfort Offering Bahamian Food with a Gourmet Twist in Murphy Town

Located at the corner of Forest Drive and Ben Curry Lane, the small building that is the venue of Southern Comfort Restaurant could be easily passed-by. But look for it, as the menu consisting of traditional Bahamian food with a few international recipes, might be one that keeps you coming …

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Several Large Blazes Test Fire Dept. in Early 2018

Since October, the Marsh Harbour Fire Department, lead by its two co-fire chiefs, Jessica Cook and Danny Sawyer, have fought three major fires. At the beginning of the year, two fires in the Mudd destroyed a huge number of shanty houses; the third one started on Ernest Dean Highway during …

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