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Olympic Medalist Returns Home

The domestic lounge of Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Abaco was a hub of activity on September 3, as officials of several government agencies joined friends and family members to welcome home the island hero, Olympian Bronze Medalist Stephen Gardiner, as he came home from Switzerland where he just participated in two Track & Field events.

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Camp Abaco Cafeteria Renamed to Honour Brown

On September 3, the family of the late Deacon Larry James Brown, MP for North Abaco Renardo Curry, and local members of the Assembly of God, gathered at Camp Abaco for the naming of the camp’s cafeteria to “Larry Brown Cafeteria.”

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SeaHunter Donates to ERLS

The Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society (ERLS) is thanking Eddie Leon and the SeaHunter group for approaching the ERLS with a kind donation and for further trying to turn a negative into a positive. The teenagers who damaged the lighthouse last July were guests on one of the SeaHunter boats, not …

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Champion of Bahamian Culture and Artist Behind Green Turtle Sculpture Garden Passes Away

Bahamians lost a champion of their national history and culture with the passing of James Mastin (pictured right) in Miami, Florida on Sunday, July 24. Born in South Dakota, Mastin was a classically trained artist, sculptor, singer and actor. His decades-long relationship with the Bahamas resulted from a chance meeting …

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Master Motivator Speaks at Faith Walk in Cooper’s Town

Master Motivator Spence Finlayson, Bishop of Motivation, recently conducted a leadership seminar for the ministry leaders of Faith Walk Church of God in Cooper’s Town. The senior pastor of Faith Walk Church of God, Pastor Herbert Edgecombe, said that ‘he was greatly inspired by Mr. Finlayson’s presentation, which was full …

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North Abaco Community Leader Laid to Rest; Prime Minister, Among Others, Pay Respects

Life in the Northern Region of Abaco came to a standstill on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10 a.m. as a community builder was laid to rest.

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Local Musician Finds the Blues, and International Success

A song written by a legendary Bahamian artist could help a British Blues singer earn a coveted Award.

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Evangelist Rex Major Launches Book, Holds Reunion

Evangelist Rex Major was on Abaco last month for the launch of his new book: “March on to Glory and To God: Bahamian prophet speaks to his young nation.”

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Young Art Prodigy Surprised with Recognition Ceremony at Workplace

On May 2, 2016 Eric Sands received a major surprise at his workplace. At 2pm, a crowd of family, friends, old Abaco Central High schoolmates and representatives of the Ministry of Education stunned him as they came into Abaco Groceries in Marsh Harbour.

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Farewell Extravaganza Held for Asst. Director of Social Services

A 34-year veteran of the Department of Social Services, Charlamae Fernander has served as the officer in charge of the Abaco District since 1997, and as an Assistant Director of Social Services.

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