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Local cadets participate in survival exercise

A large group of Royal Bahamas Defense Force Cadets from seven local schools met during the morning of December 1 to participate in a survival training exercise. Fifty seven new recruits and sixteen installed cadets, altogether seventy four children, met Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of South Side Road and SC Bootle Highway in Murphy Town. They were supervised not only by their local advisors, but also by a group of Defense Force Officers who had come from Nassau on November 29 to coordinate the operation.

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Junkanoo Committee presents seed money in preparation for upcoming cultural events

The All Abaco Junkanoo Committee Members met together with sponsors and media on December 6 to explain plans for the two upcoming Junkanoo events as well as present seed money to the Junkanoo groups. The first event on their calendar is the Second Annual Junkanoo Competition held at Sea Spray Resort in Hope Town. The second event is occurring in February: Love Rush 2013.

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Sea Spray Junkanoo delights crowd and honours memory

On Friday, December 28, 2012, Sea Spray Resort and Marina, on Elbow Cay, hosted the Second Annual Junkanoo Parade. The event each year aims to honour the memory of an Abaconian who has made a difference in the community. This year Monty Albury, who in fact founded Sea Spray, was honoured. Monty’s two sons, Bradley and James Albury, were present to receive a plaque and banner in his memory. Sea Spray’s manager, Junior Mernard, and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture- Minister Daniel Johnson - presented the award.

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ACW organizes first Thanksgiving Luncheon

The Anglican Church Women (A.C.W.) of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church organized their first Thanksgiving Luncheon on November 22. Patrons were served honey glazed ham, roasted turkey, lobster or herb stuffing, vegetable medley, candied yams and pumpkin pie at a cost of $10 per dinner.

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Bishop Lernis Cornish retires from active ministry

A Retirement Service was held in honour of Bishop Lernis Cornish of the Marsh Harbour Church of God on November 18 at the Dundas Town Church of God. Bishop Anthony Campbell, moderator, requested that everyone stand as Bishop Cornish and Mother Rovina Cornish were escorted by their children – Daniel Cornish and Taanah Newbold – to the front of the church.

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Cacique finalists revealed

Organizers of the Cacique Awards, the highest honor in the Bahamian tourism industry, revealed the finalists for the 15th awards ceremony – a group that was described as one of the strongest in recent years.

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Distinguished Gentlemen of Gideon’s Distributes Bibles

Shortly after the start of the 2012 school year, members of the Gideon’s Group on Abaco began distributing Bibles to Grade 5 students on the island. According to President Augustine Williams, they have distributed Bibles to all schools in the north except Green Turtle Cay. They are now distributing Bibles in Central Abaco, and then they will wrap up the year by going to the schools in South Abaco.

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Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writing Foundation Workshop

Eric Cork, the energetic founder of Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writing Foundation, visited Abaco for the second time in four years. He provided a mesmerizing workshop experience for primary and high schools students.

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Island Waves continues making waves in community

Garnell Limperes continues to make worthwhile contributions on Abaco through the Island Waves: Patti Limperes Creative Community Cultural Centre and C4 Studio. In recent months, she’s made meaningful contact with numerous international networks throughout the United States particularly in Florida, North Carolina, and Chicago, IL.

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Abaco couple wins Cacique Lifetime Achievement Award

A couple, who opened some of Abaco’s early hotels and worked to preserve kerosene-fueled lighthouses, have been named winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award for the 15th Cacique Awards, the awards organizers announced. David and Phoebe Gale beat out 16 others to win the prestigious Clement Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award. The Abaco couple moved to the Bahamas in 1954 and later became Bahamian citizens. They started out in the tourism industry as hoteliers, but Mr. and Mrs. Gale eventually opened Island Marine, renting small boats and cottages to visitors.

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