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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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Little Abaco honours teacher after 44 Years

Fox Town, Abaco came alive for three days on the 20-22 July when former students of Fox Town All Age School honoured Ralph Hanna. Mr. Hanna, affectionately known as "Teacher Hanna," was flown in for a special celebration and thanks for his contribution to the community some 50 odd years ago. There was a flurry of activities designed to show their appreciation for the great work he had done during his eleven years as Principal of Fox Town All Age School (1958-1969).

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Artist Shirley Higgs rediscovers her passion

The artistic talent of Shirley Higgs was first displayed about three years ago in a community art and craft show sponsored by the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel in the Grace Gym. This was the first time Mrs. Higgs had shown her artwork, and this very modest and unassuming lady was very nervous. However, she had no need to feel any nervousness because her work showed a lot of talent. The eye was immediately drawn to the beautiful horticultural paintings she had on display. It's amazing that she had no training apart from art lessons in school many years ago and that she had only recently taken up a paintbrush again.

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Aisha Jones crowned Miss Teen Bahamas Galaxy 2013

Aisha Jones was crowned Miss Teen Bahamas Galaxy 2013 at the Whyndam Nassau Resort on April 28. Recalling that the competition was stiff from the onset, and that she had not placed in the Miss Abaco Pageant, she was hesitant about entering the Bahamas Galaxy Pageant.

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Brieonna Russell reigns as Miss Teen Bahamas Earth 2013-2014

Dedication and determination paid off in full for Brieonna Russell in her academics and modeling career this year. The 17-year-old beauty graduated as valedictorian of Agape Christian School on June 1, and earned top subject and prefect awards at her graduation.

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A Budding Young Artist Blake Russell

Blake Russell is an eighteen year old with a huge amount of artistic talent. Like many artists, he began as a young child doodling cartoon characters. Six years ago he began attending the Every Child Counts School where they have a good art programme and the art teacher, Miss Amanda, introduced the idea of painting on furniture.

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