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Abaco Nominees for Cacique Awards Announced

The Abaco Tourist Office is very pleased to announce a total of 11 nominees for the 16th Cacique Awards, to be held on Saturday, 24th January, 2015, at the Melia Nassau Resort, Cable Beach, Nassau.

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George Martin Jr. adds personalized messages to his apparel

Many know him as George Martin Jr. – the 24-year-old son of George Martin Sr. and Sheila Smith.

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Local to compete in Ironman for charity

On November 1 local triathlete, Brent Cartwright, will swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation. He is seeking sponsors to help him reach his goal of raising $5000 for this charity.

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Leandra Rolle undergoes life-changing surgery

Where there’s a will, there is a way especially when God is in the equation. Just ask Leandra Rolle, a 17-year-old girl diagnosed with scoliosis, who recently graduated from Agape Christian School as salutatorian.

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Abaco swimmers continue to succeed nationally and abroad

Sisters Albury and Lilly Higgs, along with their cousin Miller Albury, had an excellent showing at the 41st RBC National Swimming Championships held in Nassau on June 19 through 22, earning high point trophies, winning numerous medals and breaking several records.

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Lowes House fundraiser takes to the sea

A fund raising event to help the Lowe’s family of Spring City finish their home, was organized by Gwen Sawyer with the Pilot Club’s Fund Raising Committee. The event consisted of a four- hour cruise on the mail boat “Legacy” which was to sail in the evening of June 5.

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Sunday School teachers appreciated in service

The East Abaco Methodist Region of the Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church hosted a Sunday School Teachers' Appreciation Service at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town on June 1. Fourteen teachers from the churches of St Andrews, Dundas Town, St James, Hope Town and Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound were honoured for their years of service.

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Couple to traverse open ocean in Papua New Guinea for mission work

Tim and Gina Matthews have called Man O War their home for the past two years. Now they feel a calling to leave the little Cay behind to pursue missionary work with Wycliffe Ministries. Wycliffe is a Bible translation ministry with outreaches all over the world. The Matthews will be moving to Papua New Guinea to continue the translation work of Wycliffe.

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BEC’s Abaco staff supports co-worker with lupus

During the month of May, many seek to raise awareness about lupus in The Bahamas and worldwide. Among those showing their support is the Bahamas Electrical Corporation’s (BEC) Abaco staff in support of Michelle Thurston, one of their planning assistants.

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“It’s Better in The Bahamas” creator passes away

“It’s Better in The Bahamas,” the legendary slogan for The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism was coined by Simpson McKinney I, who recently passed away on May 6, 2014 at the age of 70 years. McKinney was born and raised in the settlement of Sandy Point to Brutinell and Essie McKinney, and was the oldest of five children.

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