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August, 2014

  • 21 August

    From the Editor’s Desk: Great & Small

    We are our history. Society preserves the actions of our forefathers and fosters their legacy. The institutions of today were the entrepreneurial sparks of our grandfathers. The church bodies working throughout our communities were the callings of those who saw the need. The families that break bread together have done so throughout the generations.

January, 2014

  • 17 January

    Former resident leads drive to assist fire victims

    After a New Years’ fire in the shanty town known as the Pigeon Peas destroyed over 70 homes a former resident comes to their aid bringing relief to victims with the assistance of community members and churches.

August, 2013

  • 29 August

    Neighbour Helping Neighbour keeps tight-knight Cherokee community close

    Even though the people of Cherokee are in the midst of trying to replace the Clinic in their small community and struggling to pay for renovations to the old church which they are trying to save, they continue to think of their neighbours in need and the Soup Kitchen continues to be appreciated now more than ever.

  • 16 August

    Medical fundraiser held for Ernest Scott

    The family of Ernest Scott received overwhelming support from the Abaco community at his medical fundraiser at the BAIC Park on July 27. Steak and rib dinners were sold with the usual side orders along with delectable conch fritters, and tasty coconut and pineapple tarts. Entertainment was provided, and the bouncing castle stole the show for the younger ones.

  • 8 August

    Man-O-War celebrates Forty Years

    The Bahamas' 40th birthday was celebrated in Man-O-War Cay with a day of sports, activities, food, and lots of family fun. Man-O-War has been celebrating the country's independence with a fun sports day since 1974. The day began with sports activities for 16 years and under, at the softball field. The field activities ended with a tug of war: the older men vs. younger men, and older women vs. younger women. The older men and women won this year. It would seem they were older, wiser AND stronger.

  • 8 August

    Fire Road organizes its first fishing tournament, Independence Festival

    The first O’Donnell McIntosh Snapper Fishing Tournament and Independence Festival for Fire Road took place on July 12-14 at the Fire Road Public Bay. Ashley Clarke was the moderator for the opening ceremony, which began with a performance from a group of young praise dancers. Following the opening prayer by Leslie Cornish, Eric Collie Sr. welcomed everyone to the grand celebration and to a community that makes everyone feel at home. He declared that Fire Road has some of the best people in The Bahamas particularly in the sporting arena with world-class athletes like Savatheda Fynes and Troy McIntosh.

  • 8 August

    Little Abaco honours teacher after 44 Years

    Fox Town, Abaco came alive for three days on the 20-22 July when former students of Fox Town All Age School honoured Ralph Hanna. Mr. Hanna, affectionately known as "Teacher Hanna," was flown in for a special celebration and thanks for his contribution to the community some 50 odd years ago. There was a flurry of activities designed to show their appreciation for the great work he had done during his eleven years as Principal of Fox Town All Age School (1958-1969).

March, 2013

  • 15 March

    Haitian Youth Conference encourages youth to live better lives

    The Haitian Youth Conference 2013 was held from Feb. 17-24 nightly at the Friendship Mission Baptist Church L’Amitie in the Peas community under the theme: “Better Decisions Today for a Brighter Future Tomorrow.”

January, 2013

  • 11 January

    Project Hope focuses on improving parenting relationships

    Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Potential to Emerge) was facilitated by Simmone Bowe on Jan. 5. The event took place at Garnell Limperes’ Island Waves Community Center in Marsh Harbour, and will take place every six weeks. Bowe, a transformation strategist for the Horizons Development Group, explained that the free community forum for parents provides strategies on understanding teens, exploring the learning process, and engaging in the child's learning experience.

  • 11 January

    Christmas traditions strengthen Cherokee’s community

    Other settlements do indeed have their traditions over the holidays, but Christmas in Cherokee is one of the most popular. Every year Cherokee-roots families come back together from across the island to be a part of it. On December 16, the Kids Korner kids put on their Christmas program. And on the Dec. 17 the tiny tots Fire Flies had their program in the Old Schoolhouse. Within the week before Christmas, carolers gathered and walked the streets singing Christmas carols. On December 20 the Youth Group put on an evening of songs at the Old School. Then, the Sunday night before Christmas, the Methodist Church had its Candlelight Service.