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Matriarchs Honoured During Hope Town Tree Lighting Ceremony

On December 6 the Hope Town community came together under the organization of the Hope Town District Council for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. This year the lighting took place at Jarret Park. That evening the town recognized several matriarchs of the community (above, left to right: Tanny Key, Marie …

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Treasure Cay’s Golf Cart Parade and Tree Lighting

By Nicole Fair If you are ever feeling a case of the holiday blues, trot on down to Treasure Cay the first week of December to treat yourself to a good dose of holiday spirit. One of the mavens of Treasure Cay shrugged her shoulders and said, “Well, it’s not …

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Bahamas International Film Festival Comes to Hope Town

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) held part of their annual event in Hope Town for the first time in the history of the organization and hopes to bring even more to the Festival and Abaco in the future. Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool, said that while the Festival …

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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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Jingle Jog and Island Market Make for Festive Day in Man-O-War

By Meredith Albury On the morning of December 8th, runners were off to races at Man-O-War Cay’s 6th annual Jingle Jog presented by MOWY Fitness. This was the first year that the Jingle Jog had been accompanied by the Island Market, a local artisan fair hosted by the Man-O-War Heritage …

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Light Up Christmas

By: TX O’Kelley He was determined to string lights on the palm trees in front of the house.  Mom said she thought he had seen it on a beer commercial:  Christmas lights on a palm tree on a tropical island. So my brothers and I sweated in the Bahamian December …

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Governor General Visits Abaco Students

For the first time since being sworn in as Governor General of The Bahamas in July 2014, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling came to Abaco on an official visit. Notified of her desire to meet the students of Abaco, District Superintendent of Education, Mrs. Dominique McCartney-Russell, chose Grace Gym at …

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Environment Minister Impressed by Science Fair Projects

Minister of the Environment Romauld Ferreira said he was happy to see, in light of the government’s policy to ban plastics by 2020, the theme of the Friends of the Environment Science Fair was “Investigating and Implementing ways to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics.” “Without the energies of the young people we …

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Miss Teen Abaco 2018 Crowned

The six lovely contestants of the Miss Teen Abaco Pageant graced the stage together as “Blossoming Beauties” for one last time at the Pageant Finale held at the Murphy Town Community Center on Nov. 24. Once again, the contestants were: Carissa Francois, Miss Hibiscus; Ronnycha Baptiste, Miss Yellow Elder; Fanaeya …

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