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March, 2017

  • 29 March

    PERC, Inc. Uses U.S. Tax Deductions to Benefit Abaco Charities

    PERC, Inc. –Preservation, Environment, Recreation, Conservation-- is an independent, U.S. based charity. Its sole mission is to support charities and community organizations in Abaco. PERC accepts donations from U.S. taxpayers and, in turn, makes donations --that are tax-deductible to the donors— to Bahamian charities that PERC has ‘qualified’ to receive them. PERC is not affiliated with any Bahamian charity or organization.

September, 2016

  • 29 September

    Rotary Club of Abaco Hosts District Governor

    The Rotary Club of Abaco (RCOA), which is celebrating forty five years of service, hosted the Rotary District 7020 Governor, Haresh Ramchandani, at their weekly dinner. District 7020 includes Clubs in The Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands, and others. Mr. Ramchandani was greeted at the airport and visited the island’s Interact Clubs before joining Rotarians for their regular meeting.

August, 2014

  • 1 August

    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.

August, 2013

  • 29 August

    Abaco Rotary celebrates 42 years

    The Rotary Club of Abaco celebrated its 42 anniversary on August 19. Long-time members reminisced about the start of the club and changes that have occurred throughout the years. The club’s welcomed a special guest: Island Administrator Preston Cunningham, who joined them for dinner.

  • 16 August

    Rotary Changeover Banquet 2013

    The Rotary Club of Abaco held its Changeover Banquet on June 29. The Banquet was an awards dinner as well as an officer installation. Two Hope Town residents were honoured with the prestigious Paul Harris Felowship: Vernon Malone and Candice Key. The club held the dinner at Sea Spray Resort on Elbow Cay.

  • 16 August

    Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop celebrates ten years

    The Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop celebrated its 10 year anniversary on August 10. A large number of volunteers gathered to reminisce over the shops successful journey for the last 10 years and to express gratefulness for the point it has reached today. The Abaco Cancer Society was founded in 1990 and soon after began a series of fundraisers such as booths at the Christmas bazaars and jumble sales as fundraisers. The jumble sales, which took place outside dentist Vince Mcweeney’s office on Don MacKay Boulevard, became so popular that one of the society’s founding members, Marjolein Scott, came up with the idea of opening a thrift shop. Some people were skeptical that this could ever work but 10 years of successful growth have proved those naysayers wrong.

September, 2012

  • 18 September

    Blood drive scheduled for September

    A blood drive is being organized for Abaco on the dates of September 28 and 29. The “Blood Mobile” will be brought up to Abaco from Nassau along with technicians to draw blood. The site for the blood drive will be at Maxwell’s Supermarket in Marsh Harbour. People will be able to donate from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Abaco, President Dwayne Wallas expressed that he hopes this event is successful and can become an annual event. Blood reserves in The Bahamas are notoriously low meaning many life performing procedures cannot be completed in a timely matter. Blood drives, such as the one planned for September 28 and 29, replenish supplies and save lives.

  • 18 September

    Beauties at Brunch series honours five Abaco women

    On August 5, Cia Monet’s Beauties at Brunch series was held under the distinguished patronage of Astrid Stratton at the Great Abaco Beach Resort to honour several prominent women on Abaco. In celebration of 50 years of the Women Suffrage Movement, Stratton was honoured along with Anna Albury; First Lady Carmen Cornish; Wynsome Ferguson; and Quitel Charlton. Stratton was recognized as the first Bahamian female pilot. First Lady Carmen Cornish was honoured for her work in the ministry whereas Wynsome Ferguson was recognized for her work in the Tourism sector. Quitel Charlton was commended for being an intelligent and well-rounded role model in the community.

  • 18 September

    Community stakeholders distribute school supplies at St. Thomas Baptist Church

    On August 26, St. Thomas Baptist Church held a Youths Back to School Service in Wood Cay to distribute backpacks and school supplies to children in attendance. According to Krystel Jones, St.Thomas’ youth leader, approximately thirty five children were able to benefit from the supplies given. She added that it was an enjoyable service complimented by youth activities. During the service, Jones was joined by Roy Boles of Black Sound Marina in Green Turtle Cay, and Sgt. Wellington Williams, officer in charge of Green Turtle Cay Police Dept.