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Falcons Boys Club Conference Motivates Youth of Abaco

The 1st Building Youth is Better Than Mending Men Boys Conference on Abaco was hosted by the Falcons Boys Club out of Grand Bahama under the direction of Pastor Darrin Rolle. The conference, which will be held annually, took place at Patrick J. Bethel High (PJBH) School on March 3. …

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2018 Reef Balls Celebrate FRIENDS’ 30th Year

The 2018 Reef Ball events in Hope Town and Marsh Harbour kicked off the first of many celebrations this year to honour the 30th anniversary of Friends of the Environment. Anniversaries are a time to mark milestones, but they are also a time for reflection. Where did we come from, …

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Junior Junkanoo Rushes to Various Cultural Themes

Flurries of vibrantly coloured floats, banners and costumes were in constant motion as performers energetically gyrated to the sensational sounds of the sweet Junkanoo rhythm pulsating through the streets of Marsh Harbour for the 2018 Junkanoo Love Rush Parade held in honour of Colon Curry on Feb. 23, 2018. The …

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Miss Abaco World Unveils Six “Tropical Treasures” Contestants

The Miss Abaco World Committee officially unveiled the six contestants participating in the Miss World Abaco Pageant this year under the theme “Topical Treasures.” The event took place at Da Blue Hole Restaurant on Feb. 16. Julieth Stuart-McCafferty, Miss Bahamas Organization’s (MBO) Abaco Pageant Director, greeted guests before calling on …

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Love Rush Junkanoo Pays Homage to Local Pioneer

On a night that paid tribute to Abaco’s Junkanoo pioneer, Colon Curry, the spirit of camaraderie and love of the culture trumped the competitiveness of seasons past, and marked a bright future ahead for the Love Rush Junkanoo Parade. Standing victorious in their first ever performance was the Spartans United, …

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Combustion Music Festival Raises Over $130,000 for Charities

2017 marked a banner year for the Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival as the festival nearly doubled its total from last year. Marked by incredible talent, great sponsors and cooperative weather, December 8-10, 2017 brought four incredible shows to Hope Town, with top songwriters in the US entertaining capacity …

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District Superintendent Retires

Having contributed 46 years to the field of Education in The Bahamas, Dr. Lenora Black retired as District Superintendent of the Abaco district this month. Dr. Black became District Superintendent in 2007. A private Farewell/Pre-Retirement Luncheon was held on Jan. 5 for Dr. Black, and she was joined by her …

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Scotland Cay Volunteers Return North to Spread Cheer

By Marlana Bethel 2017 wrapped up quite nicely for Scotland Cay residents as they worked together to bring Christmas cheer to the North Abaco towns. For the fourth year in a row, Scotland Cay homeowners have worked together to create Santa’s workshop right on Scotland Cay. For weeks leading up …

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Rotary Feeds Over 150 in Annual Fund Raising Drive

The Rotary Club of Abaco, through their annual bell ringing fundraiser drive, raised enough funds this year to supply grocery certificates to over 150 people in Abaco from Crown Haven to Moore’s Island. Though typically the Club purchases the food themselves and delivers boxes the logistics of doing so are …

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Mega Family Fun Day Organized by North Abaco MP

North Abaco was the place to be for the Mega Family Fun Day event held on behalf of the Hon. Darren Henfield, MP for North Abaco. The event was held on the Treasure Cay Primary School grounds from noon to 5 p.m. on Dec. 23. The collective mood of those …

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