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Reunion Celebrates Two Hundred Years of the Archer Family in Abaco

During the first week of August members of the Archer family made their way to Abaco to celebrate another family reunion. They had come from many places; most of them from New Providence and Grand Bahama but some had traveled from Florida and Georgia. They met at The Bae Restaurant …

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Leisure Lee Property Owners Association Donates to Fire Departments

By Mirella Santillo To acknowledge and thank the local volunteers for their dedication in controlling fires and saving lives and property, Mrs. Cynthia Lockwood, Treasurer of the Leisure Lee Property Owners Association, visited three of the island’s Fire Stations to hand out the annual donation on behalf of the Leisure …

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Local Diver Continues his Exploration of Abaco’s Amazing Underwater World

By Mirella Santillo When he first moved to Andros in 1988-his first time in The Bahamas- former Navy Seal Diver, Brian Kakuk explored the Blue Holes of that island. Subsequently on Abaco to teach fishermen safe diving practices, his visit corresponded to the discovery of fossils at Saw Mill Sink. …

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Evergreen Mortuary Opens Doors at New Location

By Mirella Santillo The Evergreen Mortuary officially moved to their new premises located at the corner of SC Bootle Highway and Airport Road on July 5. Many people from New Providence such as Commissioner of Police Ferguson, The Member of Parliament for Bain Town and Grants Town, Travis Robinson, Shonel …

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Abaco Student Returns with Gold Medals from Abu Dhabi Special Olympics

Latonya Moss returned to Abaco from the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi with two gold medals in bocce ball, one for single competition and one for mixed participation. Needless to say, her welcome back to the island on Saturday, March 23 was overwhelming. From the representative of the local Office …

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Market Place, Book Sale and Annual Yard Sale Made for a Busy Treasure Cay Weekend

Treasure Cay was a hub of activities on March 2, 2019. The library was holding its annual Book Sale and the annual Flea Market was in full swing as of early morning. One would also notice the colourful tents, which have become a trademark of the event, heralding the venue …

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Man-O-War Flea Market Raises Funds for Local School

A favorite destination for flea-market aficionados for the last thirty some years, the Man-O-War Flea Market was held February 16, 2019. Some of the regular market vendors were there such as Vonda Bethel and Corella Sands, offering a large array of quilted items as well as jewelry makers such as …

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Abaco Agricultural Co-Op Cooperates to Construct Coop with High School

Augustine Williams, President of the Abaco Agricultural Co-op, said that the co-op is in the process of starting a program to help Patrick J Bethel High School with its agricultural curriculum. The present agriculture teacher at PJB, Sweavon Smith, would like to add a chicken coop to his present endeavor …

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Chinese Delegation Donates to High School

Mr. Tod Wang, project manager of China Harbour Engineering Company, who resides in Freeport, and two attachés from the Chinese Embassy in Nassau, Mr. Fan Jinke, first secretary, and Mr. Yin Haigang, counsellor & DCM, visited Abaco on Nov. 27. Their purpose was to visit Patrick J. Bethel High School …

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Mickey Visits Schools for Photographs and Gifts

Students from Central Abaco Primary School and Every Child Counts School were treated to a great surprise on December 4 as representatives of Disney Cruise Line accompanied by “Captain Mickey” visited their schools. The Disney group comprised of the Disney Character Event Manager, Mr. Larry Madison and Manager of Public …

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