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Abaco Cancer Society donates tickets and organizes screenings

The Abaco Cancer Society, which is a branch of the Cancer Society of The Bahamas, has helped hundreds of Abaconians suffering from cancer since its inception in 1990. There are various ways in which the society assists patients, the main one being with airline tickets to treatment destinations. Since March of this year to the present the society has donated 66 tickets at a cost of $15,000.

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Ryerson students reflect on time spent at Every Child Counts School

In May, 2012, seven students from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada volunteered for five weeks with the Every Child Counts School in Marsh Harbour. The five students were recent social work graduates; two were on academic student placements in Early Childhood Studies. Here are their reflections on ECC and Abaco.

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Community Rallies to Save it’s Heritage

The Man-O-War heritage Museum recently welcomed a new addition to its collection. The sailboat, “The Man-O-War” was saved from ruin and moved to its new home in front of the Museum. Despite initial doubts, the entire sailboat was rescued and thanks to a community effort this piece of Man-O-War’s history was salvaged and will be on show for future generations.

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A history of Cherokee’s clinic

There are no local records keepers or archives, definitely no computer files, to research and historians can only go by what we are told from the old-timers, those who are still around. Some of the men of Cherokee worked in the boat-building trade which helped to support a fleet of over twenty fishing Smacks sailing out of the settlement with many of the local men working as fishermen.

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Abaco Methodists congregate in Cherokee

On Independence Sunday, July 8, many of the residents of the Southern District of Abaco came together for a joint-church service at Epworth Chapel in Cherokee. Reverend Marie Neilly spoke on “United Together in Love & Service.”

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An Insight into the Art of Crabbing

‘Tis the season to go crabbing. I have spied many people enjoying this pastime over the past weeks. Here in Casuarina Point, during the months of May and June especially, it is not unusual to see people running down the road carrying a croaker sack in pursuit of a large crab or poking in the bush with a stick or machete. Then, after dark truckloads of people is a familiar sight crawling along the roadside on the lookout for these creatures with people running alongside shining torches into the bush. A flashlight shone into its eyes will blind a crab causing it to stop and thus become an easy target. These crabbers are always well rewarded as land crabs are plentiful at this time of year.

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New Rehoboth Camp focuses on the Biblical story of Daniel

Earlyn and Joan Baillou of New Rehoboth Ministries International held their Vacation Bible Camp from July 30 to August 3, and presented “The Story of Daniel.” This year’s Scripture text was Daniel 5:12. Last year, the Biblical character of David had been selected; however, Ms. Baillou explained that she went before the Lord to ask what to share this time around, and she said Daniel was chosen.

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Interior decorator’s work entered in Fidelity competition

Vashti Johnson, an interior decorator and designer from Creative Designs, entered Fidelity Bank’s Independence Day competition in July. Her latest creation was featured at the bank’s Abaco location, and displayed an old-time Bahamian scene. She constructed a wooden home that contained items from as far back as the 1920s.

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15th Cacique Awards ceremony to be held

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is now receiving nominations for their 15th Cacique Awards Ceremony which will be held on January 27, 2013. Any member of the public may cast a nomination for the general awards, the Minster of Tourism’s Hospitality Award or the Clement T. Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award. They may nominate as many persons as they wish. The same person may also be nominated for more than one award if he/she is making a contribution in more than one area.

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Methodist Church Leaders Honoured in July

A service was held at St. Andrews Methodist Church, Dundas Town, on July 15 to celebrate leaders within the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. Eighteen leaders who had served the church for years were honoured for the roles they had performed such as preaching, chairing meetings, raising money and conducting prayer meetings.

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