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Leading Ladies Retreat Set to Empower, Give Voice to Young Women

The Leading Ladies Organization (LLO) co-founded by Chantel O’Brian and Moline Jeune-Pierre, will be hosting a three-day retreat at Treasure Cay Beach Resort from July 31 to Aug. 2. The theme is “Protect Our Girls,” and the focus of the retreat is solely on girls between the ages of 13 …

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Two Abaconians Secure Bahamian Icon Awards

Founded in 2013, The Bahamian Icon Awards set forth on a mission to celebrate the exemplary achievements of men and women who have excelled in their respective industries and have therefore contributed to the overall development of The Bahamas. Accordingly, The Bahamian Icon Awards is a celebration of greatness. Among …

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St. Francis Honours Retiring Teacher

As she walked up the steps to St Francis Catholic Church in the morning of June 18, Hazel Lorene was greeted by students lining each side of the stairs. As she climbed up, each of them handed her a red rose. Smiling, she stopped to thank them with a kiss …

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Grand Bahama Naturalist Relocates Practice to Abaco

Born Rupert DeGregory Moss now subsequently known as Dr. Roopi Moss Selah See I, the family doctor, naturalist and herbalist has introduced a novel technique research using stem cell treatments to treat his patients. Formerly stationed in Grand Bahama at the ABC Holistic Healthy World, Dr. Roopi now offers his …

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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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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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District Superintendent Retires

Having contributed 46 years to the field of Education in The Bahamas, Dr. Lenora Black retired as District Superintendent of the Abaco district this month. Dr. Black became District Superintendent in 2007. A private Farewell/Pre-Retirement Luncheon was held on Jan. 5 for Dr. Black, and she was joined by her …

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Special Ceremony Honours Teacher of the Year

The students and staff of Patrick J. Bethel High School cordially invited the community of Abaco to attend a Special Assembly in honour of Jamal McIntosh, Teacher of the Year for 2017-2019 on Nov. 30 on the school grounds. “Celebrating a Man of Excellence” was the theme of the special …

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Friends of the Environment Executive Director Details Goals

In early October, Cha Boyce took over from Kristin Williams as Executive Director at Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS). Boyce shared her immediate goals for the non-profit environmental agency, including keeping focused on educational programs and continuing to build on what was already planned. “My first goal,” explained Boyce “is …

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Teachers in Abaco District Attend Professional Development Exercise

The Department of Education’s Abaco District presented its Teachers’ Professional Development Exercise last week. The school-based session was held on Oct. 25, while the district-wide exercise was held on Oct. 26 at Central Abaco Primary School (CAPS) under the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) theme: “Understanding the Whole Picture: Imaging the …

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