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Abaco Detective Promoted to Inspector

In the recent round of promotions by officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Det. Sgt. 2377 Christopher Farquharson of Abaco's Central Detective Unit, was promoted to the rank of inspector.

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Celebrating an Abaco Centenarian; One Hundred Years of a Beautiful Life

“My life has been beautiful”… These are the simple words that describe the long and full life of a very special woman who on Dec. 14th will turn 100 years old.

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Pink Rose Ball Committee Makes Donations

The Pink Rose Ball Committee, after the successful Pink Rose Ball in October, made several donations earlier this month from the proceeds.

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Barefoot Bandit’s Story Heading to the Big Screen

Colton Harris-Moore, the infamous “Barefoot Bandit” who briefly hid out on Abaco during his crime spree in 2010 before being captured later that year in Harbour Island, has had his court-ordered restitution settled by a Hollywood studio in exchange for the rights to his personal story. The studio paid over $1 million.

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Diamente Dental Adds New Hygienist to Staff

Originally from New Providence, Raquel Skippings is Diamente Dental’s newest staff member and hygienist. Raquel began working at Diamente Dental in September, but her passion for becoming a dentist was fostered back in junior high school. Her mom encouraged her to work for their family dentist, Dr. Michelle Major of …

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Local Boy Organizes Neighbourhood Merchandise Collections for Abaco Cancer Society

Brayden Dam, a ten year old student at Agape Christian School, was looking for a community service to participate in. So he contacted neighbours and friends, asking them for donations for the Abaco Cancer Society.

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After Decades of Service, Man-O-War Principal Departs School

The community of Man-O-War came together on July 3 for a bittersweet Bon Voyage Party for Kelly Janes, teacher and principal at the Man-O-War Primary school. Starting out as a volunteer, then moving to full time teacher, and eventually taking on the role as principal, Kelly Janes has been a part of the Man-O-War school for over 25 years.

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AJ McIntosh: Fighting Cancer with a Smile

His smile. It’s definitely the most dominant feature of 20-year-old Alcindor “AJ” McIntosh Jr. despite his circumstances.

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Customs Comptroller Retires after Forty Seven Years

Gary Smith officially retires on July 31 after 47 years of dedicated service to the Bahamas Customs Department. He began his career with Customs as a trainee in 1968 and rose through the ranks to become Assistant Comptroller of Customs, acting as Comptroller on three occasions. Mr Smith says that he has seen many changes in the department during his years of service and he has watched it keep pace with its modus operandi as the world has changed.

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Local Man Applies Advanced Science to Abaco Business

Born and raised in Dundas Town, Trevor Newbold, son of Delgarno Newbold, took advantage of opportunities and is now pioneering a new venture in his native home in bio based polyols.

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