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Mr. Willis “Pops” Weatherford retires

After running Pop’s Place for over fifteen year, Mr. Willis ‘Pops’ Weatherford and his wife Gloria have decided to retire from the restaurant business and enjoy some well-deserved rest.

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D’Andra Cornish closes in on her dream of becoming a doctor

As a child, D’Andra Cornish, 26, dreamed about becoming a doctor. In fact, this North Abaco girl recalled that it was the only occupation she ever considered, and so from childhood, she has continued pursuing her dream. Now, she is living out that dream.

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New Assistant Family Island Administrator arrives

Stephen Wilson arrived on Abaco on April 20 to take up his position as Assistant Family Island Administrator. He will be assisting Senior Family Island Administrator, Preston Cunningham. Mr. Wilson describes himself as a real family island boy having been born at Pinnacle Hill, Acklins, where he grew up and attended the all age school which was held in the Methodist Church. He moved to Nassau to attend the CH Reeves Junior High School and later the Government High School. While in Nassau he was very active in the Boys Brigade.

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Iva Duncombe honoured at Retirement Luncheon

The Department of Local Government held a Retirement Luncheon on May 21 in honour of Iva Duncombe at the Prime Minister’s Office in the Government Complex. Mrs. Duncombe dedicated more than 30 years of service, and was employed by the government since the Board of Works was in existence.

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Artist Profile – Leanne Russell

As a self-taught Bahamian artist, Leanne Russell remembers a connection to art from an early age. She recalled a humourous story of being attached to her pacifier as a toddler. One day her mother gave her crayons, and she coloured on her pacifier. From then on she relinquished the pacifier, and became quite content to gaze upon its transformation to that of a work of art atop a shelf.

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Project Hope focuses on improving parenting relationships

Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Potential to Emerge) was facilitated by Simmone Bowe on Jan. 5. The event took place at Garnell Limperes’ Island Waves Community Center in Marsh Harbour, and will take place every six weeks. Bowe, a transformation strategist for the Horizons Development Group, explained that the free community forum for parents provides strategies on understanding teens, exploring the learning process, and engaging in the child's learning experience.

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Two Abaconians nominated for the 2012 Cacique Award

Two Abaconians, nominated for the 2012 Cacique Award, have remained on the finalists list in their category. They are Mr. Malcom Spicer in the Event Planner category and Mrs. Candace Key, who was nominated in two categories, Human Resources Development and Sustainable Tourism. The list of their contribution to Abaco tourism is impressive, with both of them achieving international recognition.

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Bishop Lernis Cornish retires from active ministry

A Retirement Service was held in honour of Bishop Lernis Cornish of the Marsh Harbour Church of God on November 18 at the Dundas Town Church of God. Bishop Anthony Campbell, moderator, requested that everyone stand as Bishop Cornish and Mother Rovina Cornish were escorted by their children – Daniel Cornish and Taanah Newbold – to the front of the church.

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Miss Abaco contestants attend service at New Vision Ministries

Seven of the nine Miss Abaco 2012 Beauty Contestants attended church on Sunday morning November 25 along with the current Miss Abaco, Nevandria Rolle, and the Abaco Pageantry Systems Committee. Pastor Derek Benjamin spoke on the topic: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall.

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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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