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Bahamas National Symphony to play in Abaco in support of Pathfinders

It is with great pleasure that the Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra will be performing on the island of Abaco in aid of the Pathfinders Scholarship Fund. The concerts will be held on March 15 at 7.30 p.m. under the stars at the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay and on March 16 at 2.30 p.m. in the Pavilion of the Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour.

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Lodge donates to Heal Our Land

The Prince Hall Grand Lodge of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, while visiting their Dundas Town Lodge, left a donation for Heal our Land on Saturday, March 1 at the Dundas Town Burial Society building.

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Tranquil Turtle Fish Fry aims to be new GTC tradition

As one of Green Turtle Cay’s oldest resorts and marinas, Bluff House has had a major revamp in the last three years. With new owners and a fresh set of staff, they are taking on new projects and events and one of particular success is their Sunday Fish Fry.

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New Director of Junior Junkanoo visits Abaco to watch Love Rush Parade

Henry Higgins, the recently appoint­ed Director of Junior Junkanoo at the Min­istry of Youth, Sports and Culture, attend­ed the Abaco Junkanoo Love Rush Parade held on February 21-22.

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Marsh Harbour Reef Ball entertains, raises money

The second, and final, Reef Ball of the year was held at Marsh Harbour Marina & Jib Room. The event, complete with a silent auction, a live auction and a soulful performance by local band, “Suppa Time,” entertained the crowd while raising money for the educational charity – Friends of the Environment.

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St. Francis student among finalists in FCAA Essay Competition

On Feb. 27, Wynsome Ferguson, manager of the Abaco Tourist Office, presented a $200-cheque to Monet Brown of St. Francis de Sales School for her participation in the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Essay.

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Devour! The Beach to feature food, wine and beach parties

Green Turtle Cay is prepping for the highly anticipated three-day food and wine festival to be held March 26-29. Devour! The Beach will feature receptions, meals, wine tastings and other culinary events aimed at pleasing any foodie. Devour! The Beach will be held at the Green Turtle Club and, as its name suggests, along the beautiful Green Turtle beach.

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Love Rush Junkanoo Weekend impresses

Thousands of visitors and locals came together to enjoy yet another grand display of colours, rhythm and dancing on February 21 and 22 as the annual ‘Love Rush’ Junkanoo parade concluded with two three-time winners. The Spring City Rockers took first in the Senior Category and Forest Heights Academy took First in the Junior Category.

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FHA’s Junkanoo win streak improves to three amid tough competition

The Junior Love Rush Junkanoo was held on Feb 21. This year saw the first time participation of Grace Baptist Preschool and Grand Cay All Age School. Central Abaco Primary won the Primary School Division with 2745 points. Forest Heights Academy won the High School & overall for the third year in a row with 3029. FHA narrowly edged out a stellar effort from Abaco Central High, which accumulated 2979 points.

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Sponging remains a viable industry in Abaco

A sponger from Little Abaco spoke about sponge harvesting that is making a comeback on Abaco. Donald Rolle of Mount Hope makes his living sponging, fishing and guiding and told about his work to an interested audience during the Art for the Park event at Abaco Beach Resort on January 25.

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