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Heartfelt Memorial Service Held for Local Junkanoo Hero

During a formal memorial service held on Oct. 22 at Patrick J. Bethel High School, Mr. Colon Curry a longtime staff member of the school was recognized by officials of the Department of Education and by the school’s faculty. As the entire student body sat assembled on the school grounds …

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Woman Honoured for Exemplary Service to Little Abaco Communities

The communities of Little Abaco came together to celebrate one of their own at a service held at Zion Baptist Church in Fox Town on Oct. 21. Joycelyn McIntosh learned just how much she is respected and appreciated after receiving a plaque and monetary gifts for her dedicated, unwavering service …

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Local Sailor Inducted into National Family Island Regatta Hall of Fame

For Jeff Gale of Hope Town, 2018 has been a pinnacle year of moments that will last a lifetime all afforded to him through his passion for the sport of sailing. He was born in Fort Lauderdale to Dave and Phoebe Gale who were originally from Pelham Manor, New York …

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Former Abaco Student Selected as Chevening Scholar

D’Andra Johnson was recently selected as a Chevening Scholar for the academic year 2018-2019. She will attend Queen Mary’s University of London (QMUL) to study for her Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution. The Chevening Scholarship is an international scholarship awarded to students with leadership …

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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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