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Social Services Parade Highlights Child Protection

By Canishka Alexander The Department of Social Services held its Annual Child Protection Month Banner Competition and Parade on April 20. The theme was: “We Care, We Share – Prevent Child Abuse.” Banners were judged before students took part in a parade, which started at the Dove Plaza in downtown …

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BOSF Ceremony Recognizes Outstanding Students

The 14th Annual Bahamas Outstanding Students Foundation (BOSF) Ceremony was held at Agape Christian School’s Grace Gym on April 13. Under the theme, “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize,” approximately 200 students from private and government schools in the Abaco district were recognized for their academic and athletic accomplishments. Master …

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Cherokee Fundraiser a Rousing Success

There is an old Bahamian song that Michael Bethel paraphrased to describe the success of the Medical Fund Raiser for Ms. Vashti Albury held on March 31 in Cherokee Sound: “Say What You Like, Do What You Like, but you can’t beat the folks in Cherokee when it comes to …

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Abaco’s Underwater Caves Coming to IMAX

Filming of Abaco’s beautiful underwater caves will soon be making it to the big screen, literally, as a film crew spent time with Bahamas Underground capturing the hidden beauty of the island’s blue holes for IMAX theaters. Jonathan Bird, who hosts a YouTube series called Jonathan Bird’s Blue World – …

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M3P Program Mentors Young Men at Patrick J. Bethel High School

By Jerome Hill On March 14, the Marsh Harbour Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Chief Supt. Kevin Mortimer, along with Assistant Superintendent Ann Neely, police liaison for schools on Abaco, and Inspector Mario Murphy visited Patrick J. Bethel High School for an awesome presentation to the Mentoring  Male Marlins Program (M3P). …

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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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