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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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Sandy Point Honours Community Heroes

On March 21 the Sandy Point community joined together to honour seven people who have made an impact and improved the South Abaco settlement. Preston Roberts (Sandy Point Township Member) was Master of Ceremonies for the event which was held shortly after three at the Sandy Point Airport.

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Cay Topics Features Cave Diver

The third “Cay Topics” luncheon program of 2015 took place Tuesday, March 17 at the Harbour’s Edge on Elbow Cay. A capacity gathering of 120 was enthralled by Brian Kakuk’s presentation on Blue Holes & Caves.

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New Softball Hall of Fame Inductee

In 1978 we were chosen to represent the Bahamas in the Mini-Carifta Games held in Hamilton, Bermuda, courtesy of the late Mr. Thomas A. Robinson. We were successful in securing gold medals in the 800M & 1500M events respectively. During those games, I was asked to run the second leg in the 4 X 100M relay, as a result of the ill-fate of one of the original members of the relay team who suffered an injury.

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Cherokee Medical Fund Raiser

The weather channel predicted rain, but the sun shone all day Saturday, Feb 28 in Cherokee Sound for a medical Fund Raiser for one of its own, Andrew Roberts, who has had a long battle with cancer.

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Remembering the Man Who Kept the Lights On

I was very lucky to spend an afternoon with Everette Roberts on Green Turtle Cay in May of 2008 when, thanks to his extended family, we sat together talking of his days at sea servicing the active lightstations of The Bahamas. Mandy and Dale were there that day, and his wife Peggy, and it was a wonderful afternoon spent laughing together, reminiscing with Everette about his long voyages in those earlier times. Somehow, thankfully, I thought to record our words, and at his passing this past week I sat down to listen again to those conversations. How great it was to be reminded of some of the pieces of history of which his life was so full.

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