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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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Angels Academy hosts school fair

On November 3 Angels Academy, a private kindergarten and elementary school in Marsh Harbour, held their annual school fair. Students, teachers, family and friends stopped by the campus on Front Street to enjoy lunch, games, prizes and treats. The weather held out beautifully as the children played and parents talked about upcoming events.

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Destiny Seymour placed first in spelling bee

Destiny Seymour, an eighth grade student at Abaco Central High School, won the first place in a spelling Bee Contest that was held on November 2 at St Andrew Methodist Church, in Dundas Town. Twelve students from five local high schools - Abaco Central High School, St Francis de Sales Catholic School, SC Bootle High School, Horizon Academy and Moore’s Island All Age- entered the contest.

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An evening of fire at Forest Heights Academy

Fire was the theme of the evening on November 2 at Forest Heights Academy. The annual event celebrating Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up the House of Lords in 1605 was again enacted at Forest Heights Academy. Following the traditional English celebration of the gunpowder plot, fire crackers, bon fire, fireworks and six “guys” ready to be burnt were set in the far field at the edge of the high school lawn. The event was held three days ahead of time, but at a more convenient date as it fell on a Friday.

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Pastor awarded Paul Harris Fellowship

On September 2, a nearly speechless Silbert Mills was awarded the highest honour given by Rotary International, the Paul Harris Fellowship, at the Anniversary Service commemorating his eight years with Friendship Tabernacle Church.

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Catholic director attends St. Francis’ Opening Mass

The message of the cross was shared by Father Roger Madrazo with those gathered at St. Francis de Sales School’s Opening Mass on September 14. Father Roger told his audience that the triumph of the cross is still with us today, and that the cross has as much power as it did when Jesus hung upon it.

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