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Community Supports Fundraiser for Woman’s Cochlear Implant

A Cochlear Implant Fundraiser, Cook-Out and Family Fun Day was held for LaSasha Williams on March 16 at BAIC Park. Scores of people joined the food line in support of the Abaco native while children enjoyed the bouncing castle and games and got their faces painted. For $12, there was …

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Students Perform in the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival

Adjudicators for the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival were on Abaco from March 12 until March 16 when they left to continue their adjudications throughout The Bahamas, stopping next at the Berry Islands. Each year the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival invites persons between the ages of 2 …

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Hope Town Recycling Program Receives Grant from United Nations

At a special event at the Hope Town Community Center on March 23, 2018 Juliette Deal introduced the Hope Town Zero Waste Program which has been awarded a grant from the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Small Grants Program (SGP) Ms. Deal said that dealing with Solid Waste Management “has become …

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Junior Minister of Tourism Competition Names First Abaco Winner

Khalea Richard has made history for Abaco. On March 21, 2018 she became Abaco’s first student to win the Junior Minister of Tourism Competition in New Providence. The topic was: “Sustainable Tourism: A Nation’s Plan After the Storm.” Accompanied by her father, James Richard, and coach, Nadira Kawalram, Khalea exited …

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Volunteers Assist Community with Home Repairs and Donations

On February 24, 2018 eighteen volunteers arrived in Marsh Harbour from Florida to donate a week of their time assisting in various Abaco communities. The volunteers are all members of the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach and began their week by attending the Sunday morning service at the Kirk …

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Coffee House Opens at Man-O-War Museum

By Joanne Feinstein / AbacoBuzz.com A new nonprofit coffee house has opened at the Man-O-War Cay Museum to rave reviews. It is a thoughtful, well designed and delicious coffee house that pulls inspiration from all corners of the Abacos. The floors are made from Abaco Pine and the exterior wall …

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Generous Community Yields Record Crowds for Treasure Cay Flea Market

People from across Abaco flocked to Treasure Cay on March 3, 2018 for the annual Flea Market held in the Coco Beach Bar parking lot to find a bargain on items new and used. Tables lined the parking lot with myriads of items ranging from clothes, to housewares, tools and …

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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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