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August, 2016

  • 10 August

    Recycling Needs to be a Priority

    Dear Editor, Our family has been visiting the Bahamas from the USA for several years. We love the quiet pace and natural beauty of the smaller islands. Green Turtle Cay is our favorite! The Bahamas have so much to offer residents and tourists but only if they keep the oceans …

  • 10 August

    From the Editor’s Desk: Bare Bones

    How did we get to the middle of August so quickly? Just last week we were working on the January 1 issue of The Abaconian – and now we’re half way to Christmas. And speaking of Christmas we, the good people of Abaco, have received some gifts along the way …

July, 2016

  • 28 July

    Cheeseburger Party Donates to Fire Dept. and School

      This year’s Cheeseburger in Paradise Party, hosted by the Green Turtle Cay Community, was held Friday, July 1, on Fiddle Cay. The proceeds from the event, totaling $20,000, were presented on July 21 to Amy Roberts Primary School and the Green Turtle Cay Fire Department. According to organizers, over …

  • 28 July

    Champion of Bahamian Culture and Artist Behind Green Turtle Sculpture Garden Passes Away

    Bahamians lost a champion of their national history and culture with the passing of James Mastin (pictured right) in Miami, Florida on Sunday, July 24. Born in South Dakota, Mastin was a classically trained artist, sculptor, singer and actor. His decades-long relationship with the Bahamas resulted from a chance meeting …

  • 14 July

    Green Turtle Lionfish Derby Removes 1,100 Invasive Individuals; Eighth Year Marks Longest Running Derby

    This June, Friends of the Environment hosted the 8th Annual Green Turtle Cay Lionfish Derby in partnership with The Green Turtle Club and Brendal’s Dive Center. Now marked as the world’s longest running lionfish derby, this event was started by Green Turtle second home owner and Palm Beach resident, Bobbie …

  • 14 July

    Sale of Abaco Heritage Quilt Raises $5,000 for Green Turtle Cay’s Albert Lowe Museum

    By Amanda Diedrick A colourful quilted wall hanging featuring wild horses, candy-striped lighthouses, curly-tailed lizards and fourteen other iconic elements of Abaco history was recently auctioned off to benefit the Albert Lowe Museum. Though offers on the quilt were received from throughout the Bahamas and the U.S., Green Turtle Cay …

  • 14 July

    AYFA to Start New Season

    The Abaco Youth Football Association (AYFA) will soon begin its fourth season of youth flag football and new President Rich Roberts is looking forward to some great things as growth is expected to continue. In 2013 AYFA began building a youth mentorship league with just over 120 youth in three …

April, 2016

  • 27 April

    Water Tower for No Name Cay Pigs

    The pigs of No Name Cay, a growing tourist attraction off Green Turtle Cay, now have access to a more steady supply of water. The pigs, thought to have originally been established on the small, uninhabited Cay by hunters, do not have regular access to food and water and rely on visitors to bring nourishment.

March, 2016

  • 31 March

    Green Turtle Cay Invites Irish PM for Parade

    The second St. Patrick Day’s Parade on Green Turtle Cay was a smashing success. Inspired by last year’s event, the organizers went out of their way to rally people to participate. They even invited world personalities such as the Prime Minister of Ireland (who sent acknowledgment but sadly could not attend) and President Obama.

February, 2016

  • 11 February

    3rd World, Bumpy, Pot-Filled, Rattle-Your-Teeth Roads

    As Managing Director of Bluff House Beach Resort & Marina, I have, like all the folks on Green Turtle Cay, been clamoring for years for someone to fix our island roads. The charming town of New Plymouth, the stunning beaches of Green Turtle Cay, the beautiful and popular resorts of Green Turtle Club and Bluff House Beach Resort (the oldest resort in the Bahamas’ Out-Islands) are big tourist draws. Visitors come to our resorts by ferry or by boat rounding the Whale, neither of which is as difficult to navigate as traveling by local golf cart.