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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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Love Rush Junkanoo Draws Crowd

A large crowd of locals and visitors gathered along the street sides to be a part of the biggest Abaco Junkanoo event of the year during Love Rush Junkanoo weekend. When the dancing stopped and the music subsided last year’s upstarts, Spartans United proved they were no one year wonders …

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Green Turtle Cay Voted the Best for Romance

USA Today’s 10best.com, a travel and lifestyle advice website, released its top ten winners in the Best Caribbean Island for Romance category, and Abaco’s own Green Turtle Cay came out on top. A panel of travel experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick an initial 20 nominees, and the top …

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Chamber, Education and Partners Spearhead Career and Technical Education Month

Under the theme, “Building Bridges, Closing Gaps… One Student at a Time,” the Department of Education’s Abaco District, in partnership with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Starfish Construction, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort and Baker’s Bay Golf Resort, staged a set of activities to commemorate Career and Technical …

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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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(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)

Culture Minister Opens Junior Junkanoo

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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Local Businessman Organizes Island-Wide Beach Clean-Ups

Errol Thurston Jr. of Errol Thurston Bahamas is doing his part with the help of his relatives to beautify the island of Abaco. So far, the family has targeted three public beaches – Reds Bay, Bahama Coral Island and Snake Cay – for their beach clean-up campaign. According to Thurston, …

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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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Forest Heights Students Excel Nationally

At the National Education Awards in Nassau on February a large number of Abaco students were honored for excellent grades on their BJC’s and BGCSE’s with Forest Heights Academy (FHA) having ten students honored for having five A’s or above. In what may be one of the best ever BJC …

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Scientists Study Coral Reef Health

By Meredith Albury Whether you live here or are just visiting, you probably have seen first hand the beauty of Abaco’s reefs and how they are teeming with life. But how healthy are these reefs? What can we do to ensure protection of these valuable ecosystem services, such as fishery …

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