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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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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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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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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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