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Annual Urban Renewal Luncheon hosts community’s elderly

Each year, Abaco Urban Renewal 2.0 hosts the elderly people of the Abaco communities to a Thanksgiving luncheon. The luncheon for the elderly of Central Abaco was held on Tuesday, November 26 in the Burial Society Hall, Dundas Town. Also in attendance were ministers of the gospel and heads of various government agencies. Everyone enjoyed a sumptuous Thanksgiving meal of turkey, ham and all the trimmings but before the food was served, various persons brought remarks which were, of course, all centered on the theme of Thanksgiving.

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Magistrate Hosts Appreciation Luncheon

More than 20 members of the Juvenile Panel plus officials of the Magistrate’s Court attended an appreciation luncheon hosted by Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams in the conference room of the office of the Prime Minister on November 19. Magistrate Evans- Williams welcomed everyone, thanking them for all the hard work they put in volunteering their time to serve on the juvenile panel. As an icebreaker she then asked each person to introduce themselves.

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November is Aviation History Month: a look one of Abaco’s most famous pilots and the legacy of out-island aviation

November is Aviation History Month and so this is a fitting time to honour the memory of Capt Leonard Maurice Thompson after whom the new Marsh Harbour International Airport is to be named. Leonard Thompson was an astute businessman who built up many businesses in Nassau and Abaco but whose passion was always for flying.

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Monica Adderley Fun, Run & Walk emphasizes cancer awareness

Just before daybreak on Oct. 19, a circle of people attired in pink and white T-shirts clasped hands together in prayer with Rev. Willish Johnson before the start of the 4th Monica Adderley Annual Fun, Run & Walk at 6:30 a.m. As the 77 registered participants walked briskly to the starting line, they were given road safety instructions by mobile police officers on the scene. The runners took the lead, while those who opted to walk trailed behind in the cool of the morning.

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Abaconians support Dee Dee Russell Medical Fundraiser

A Dee Dee Roberts Medical Fundraiser was held on Sept. 28 at BAIC Park. Dee Dee was diagnosed with a prolapsed uterus, so doctors had to perform reconstructive surgery on her in July. Not only was Dee Dee left in a lot of pain, but because she has no medical insurance, there was also an exorbitant amount of bills to repay.

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Abaco’s last war veteran, Donald Sands

Donald Sands of Marsh Harbour holds the distinction of being the only remaining war veteran from Abaco still living today. This is a very fitting time to honour Mr Sands since November is Remembrance Month when all Commonwealth countries honour their war veterans.

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Two Bahamian men lost at sea, rescued by Coast Guard

In a highly publicized story, two Bahamian men were rescued near Riviera Beach, Fla., on Sept. 14. At the time, no one would have guessed that one of the men was from Abaco.

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Retired Defence Force Officer honoured during 40th Independence Celebrations

As part of The Bahamas’ 40th Independence Celebrations, Retired Defence Force Chief Petty Officer Peterson D. James, was honoured as one of the survivors of the HMBS Flamingo vessel on May 10, 1980. Mr. James received a commemorative set of stamps depicting the crewmembers of the ill-fated voyage from the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, in New Providence in July.

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Green Turtle Cay Resident Completes National EMT Certification

Zachary Roberts recently completed exhaustive training in the Bahamas and the United States to attain his Emergency Medical Technician certification. Zach is a 2009 graduate of Forest Heights Academy, and is the son of Green Turtle residents April and Kevin Roberts.

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Medical fundraiser held for Ernest Scott

The family of Ernest Scott received overwhelming support from the Abaco community at his medical fundraiser at the BAIC Park on July 27. Steak and rib dinners were sold with the usual side orders along with delectable conch fritters, and tasty coconut and pineapple tarts. Entertainment was provided, and the bouncing castle stole the show for the younger ones.

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