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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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Fossils from Our Past Caution Us on Our Path Towards the Future

By Shaquille Jones Before the arrival of humans, the Bahamian landscape resembled a mysterious, spellbinding wonderland dominated by glorious creatures and lush, tropical forests. Crocodiles, maliciously referred to as “serpents” by Christopher Columbus, sat on the throne of this picturesque kingdom and instilled fear with their menacing stares and powerful …

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Rotary Installs New Interact Club at SC Bootle

On November 7, 2018 the Rotary Club of Abaco inducted its third Interact Club on the island at SC Bootle High School in Coopers Town. The Interact Club elected their board members on Nov 1. The board consists of: President: Whitney Mitchel, V. President: Chelsea Cooper, V. President: Elycia Russell …

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“All White” Pink Rose Ball Another Success

The Sixth Annual Pink Rose Ball was held on October 20 at the Marquee at Abaco Beach Resort. The event raises funds for the Pink Rose Ball Committee which in turn assists the Abaco Cancer Society. The theme for the ever-popular event was “All White,” reflected by the pristine decorations …

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Heartfelt Memorial Service Held for Local Junkanoo Hero

During a formal memorial service held on Oct. 22 at Patrick J. Bethel High School, Mr. Colon Curry a longtime staff member of the school was recognized by officials of the Department of Education and by the school’s faculty. As the entire student body sat assembled on the school grounds …

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Woman Honoured for Exemplary Service to Little Abaco Communities

The communities of Little Abaco came together to celebrate one of their own at a service held at Zion Baptist Church in Fox Town on Oct. 21. Joycelyn McIntosh learned just how much she is respected and appreciated after receiving a plaque and monetary gifts for her dedicated, unwavering service …

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