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Abaco Welcomes New Island Administrator

Abaco’s newly appointed Senior Deputy Family Island Administrator, Maxine Duncombe, was appointed on Aug. 21. She spent her early years in Cooper’s Town attending Cooper’s Town Primary School, and later Cooper’s Town High School, which is now known as S.C. Bootle High School. “It is where I got my grounding,” …

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Friends of the Environment Summer Camps Educate and Excite

From tiny tots to sixteen-year-olds, all of the kids who attended the Friends of the Environment Summer Camps learned about local habitats- their function, their location, and their importance within the island eco-system, tied together with fun activities.  Many of them are already looking forward to coming back next year. …

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Abaco Educator Participating in US State Department Program for Civic Engagement

Ms. Rayette McDonald, an elementary school teacher and youth mentor, has been selected to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) entitled, “Advancing and Sustaining Civic Engagement” which will take place September 11-29th in the United States. On August 18, Ms. McDonald visited the U.S. Embassy and met with …

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U Save Auto Rentals Hosts 2nd Annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway

Established in 2013 as a home-based business, U Save Auto Rentals has expanded its fleet of rental cars. However, its slogan – “Saving U Time and Money Wherever the Road Leads” – remains the same. For the past two years, however, Warren and April Ellis have been assisting many parents …

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Sun Oil Ltd. Organizes Back-to-School Extravaganza for Students

Sun Oil Limited – the Shell Licensee for The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands – presented its 2nd Annual Back-to-School Extravaganza at Patrick J. Bethel High School on Aug. 26 from noon to 5 p.m. The event was held for the first time in 2016. According to Rufus Johnson, …

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Look Who’s Happy on Elbow Cay

By Joanne Feinstein Abacobuzz.com On the Abaco islands, it’s important to remember that it’s not just humans that make up our community, our furry friends are also part of our family! Whether it’s a cat, a dog, or something a bit more exotic, animals are a big part of everyone’s …

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Blue Fin Construction’s Partnerships Lead to 1000 Backpack Donation

Bobby Elder, principal of Blue Fin Construction, visited the administrative and teaching staff of Central Abaco Primary School (CAPS) on Aug. 29 to leave a sizeable donation of backpacks containing school supplies for students. Elder said that the donation of 1,000 school supplies was made possible through a number of …

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Saturday Morning Special

I love going to the Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop on Saturday mornings. The air-conditioned shop is located behind the Abaco Groceries store on the Airport Road, opens its doors at 10 sharp, and stays open until 1. As you enter you will find books to your right and the …

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Visitor Discovers Message in a Bottle from Portuguese Author

Beachcomber Jean Logan of Alexandria, Va. was walking on Ocean Beach in front of the Coco Bay Cottages on Green Turtle Cay on July 14 around 4 p.m. to collect trash when she happened upon a fascinating discovery. Instead of trash, she found treasure. Nestled in the sand was a bottle containing a message from …

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Local Eyes Division I Offers

Young D’Andre Vilmar, now graduated from Roman Catholic High, is poised and ready to begin the next chapter of his life as he continues to work on his academics while honing his basketball skills. Despite a setback, which D’Andre labelled a blessing in disguise; he is now fully recovered from …

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