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.
Bringing exceptional talent and recognition to his rising musical platform, Bahamian-born Azriel Reckley is known to the world as Phe. “The name Phe was short for Phenom; that’s the name I started out with, but as I matured in music as well as myself, [I] decided that Phe would be a new beginning, a new chapter.”
Lovely Rockley’s presence in the community is felt in many ways. She is a remarkable lady whose influence and generosity touches many lives. “Life is good,” she says as she exudes joy. “We have a choice in life; we can be better or bitter. Everything we go through is a lesson to learn.”