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Back-to-Back Junior Minister of Tourism Winners for Abaco and Forest Heights

The Junior Minister of Tourism Speech Competition was held at SuperClubs Breezes this month. The winner, who competed with students representing islands across The Bahamas, was Denardo McDonald of Grade 11, Forest Heights Academy in Marsh Harbour. This is the second winner of the prestigious, national competition to hail from …

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National Competition in Three Categories at the 28th Homer Lowe Regatta

Submitted by Sue Holloway Twenty-three sailors in three sailing classes from Abaco, Nassau, and Grand Bahama competed in the 2019 Homer Lowe Regatta on March 16-17 in Hope Town. The two-day event was sponsored by the Hope Town Sailing Club, Abaco Rage Sailing Syndicate, and Hope Town Junior Sailing. The …

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Eric Sawyer Memorial Dinner Raises Over $3000 for ECC

Submitted by Frank Durant The second annual Eric Sawyer Memorial Dinner and Fundraiser was a complete success. Held at Sundowners in Green Turtle Cay on world Down Syndrome Awareness Day, March 21, a bit of wind and rain did not stop the overwhelming show of support from the both locals …

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Chamber Board Meets with Bahamas Gaming Operators Association

The Board of the Directors of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce met recently with Mr. Gershan Major, CEO of the Bahamas Gaming Operators Association, an industry group comprising the leading gaming operators in The Bahamas.  Mr. Major was in Abaco to discuss with the Chamber some of the programs and …

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Lighthouse Restoration Spotlights Teamwork Between ERLS and Gov’t Departments

On February 26, 2019 more than eighty people gathered at The Abaco Inn to celebrate the success story that is the ongoing restoration of the Elbow Reef Lighthouse. The event, sponsored by the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS), opened with a heartwarming introduction by DP Patterson, ERLS Administrator, who welcomed …

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Cruising Boats Compete for Founder’s Cup

By John S. Storck For the annual Hope Town Sailing Club’s Founder’s Cup race, March did not come in like a lion. In fact, after two postponements in late February due to too much wind, there was substantial doubt on Saturday morning, March 2, as to whether to run the …

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Culture Minister Opens Junior Junkanoo

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)

Showing her support for students and their cultural expression, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle (center, pink jacket) officially opened the 2019 Abaco Junior Junkanoo Parade on February 22, 2019.  Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield and Central/South Abaco Member of Parliament James …

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Potcake Pizza Night Raises Funds for Animal Shelter

By Taryn Carroll On the evening of February 12 the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club partnered Snappas Bar & Grill for a Potcake Pizza night where part proceeds went to the Abaco Shelter. The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club also made a presentation to the Abaco Shelter – a donation …

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Fierce Competition Defines Flag Football Champs

On February 9, the Abaco Youth Football Association (AYFA) finished out the season with exciting Championship Games full of intense competition crowning both new and repeat champions. Before the gameday action began the league presented a framed jersey to the parents of the dearly departed Kale Pinder to honour his …

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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Raises $4,200 for Rotary Club of Abaco

The Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Abaco team spent a portion of their office holiday celebrations on Dec. 7 ringing the bell to raise money the Rotary Club of Abaco. “This holiday season was such a special time for our company,” said Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s International …

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