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Minister prepares to address Abaco’s manufacturers

Minister of Financial Services, Ryan Pinder, held a brief meeting on August 24 in hopes to better understand the particular needs of Abaco and be prepared to adequately address manufacturers on the island when he returns in two weeks. Mr. Pinder worked with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce to get a small group of manufacturers together for a preliminary visit “to hear the issues that pertain to manufacturing on Abaco, so we can better plan a comprehensive trip.”

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Angels Academy under new ownership

Angels Academy, located on Front Street, Marsh Harbour, is under new ownership. Michelle Roark, previously Michelle Albury, has purchased the school from the previous owner, April Higgs, and has been working hard for the beginning of the new school year. The staff at Angels Academy will remain the same with Barbara Johnson continuing as principal.

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Athletics lead to scholarships for youth

On August 8, Whelma Colebrook of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture organized a press release to acknowledge eight of the students who had qualified for scholarship because of their performance in track & field. Only four of them- Shane Jones, Delicio Stuart, Elroy McBride from Moore’s Island and …

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Bassketball scholarships keep two in college

Two young Abaconians- Kevin Altidor and Kingley Cajuste- who went to junior college on a basketball scholarship three years ago, have managed to keep their academic and sports performance to earn another scholarship to continue their studies in the United States.

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Department of Public Health to host Community Health Fair

The Department of Public Health in conjunction with the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic is inviting Abaconians to participate in their first Community Health Fair, which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct.27 at the BAIC Farmers Market and Craft Center. The fair will be held under the theme: “Let’s Get Well Abaco.”

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Wanted For Questioning

The Royal Bahamas Police Force is asking the public to assist in locating three young men for questioning in connection with the murder of a 26-year-old male in Sandy Point on August 26, 2012.

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FNM Chairman Collapses in Abaco

Charles Maynard, Chairman of the Free National movement and former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, passed away in Abaco early August 14, 2012. Mr. Maynard was in North Abaco preparing for the by-election when, according to reports, he collapsed from a heart attack. He was unresponsive when he arrived at the Treasure Cay Clinic and was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m. Mr. Maynard was 42 years old.

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Minister Alfred Gray addresses fishers and farmers

During his meeting with fishermen and farmers on July 26 at the Anglican Parish Hall, the Honourable Alfred Gray, Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government, told Abaconians that he has a very special expectation for them as he shared the government’s plans for Abaco. He said he hopes that together solutions can be found.

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Slave Ship Artifacts Found at Lynyard Cay

On craggy rocks and in silent gullies at Lynyard Cay in the Abacos lay the fragments of an American-owned slave ship, the 129-ton, 88-foot schooner, the Peter Mowell. Luckily, 390 of the 400 of its human cargo were able to clamber safely ashore – they were quite young: 96 men between 20 and 36 years, 37 women between 20 and 30 years, and 256 children between 6 and 20 years.

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BCP’s Ali McIntosh in the race

Adding her name to the mix of candidates to contest the upcoming bye-election in North Abaco, Ali McIntosh, “Servant Leader” of the Bahamas Constitution Party (BCP), is seeking to provide for the inclusion in Parliament of the voice of third parties, “so that other divergent and also conservative views may be available.” The former Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Hubert Ingraham, handed in a letter to Parliament on July 19 setting the date of his resignation for August 31, 2012.

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