An online petition in favour of a banking ombudsman for The Bahamas has garnered 1106 signatures from as far away as the United Kingdom, spanning islands throughout the Caribbean, The Bahamas, the United States and Canada as of press time. In that time, a successful town meeting held on March 12 saw an outpouring of support for Spicer while people shared their own banking horror stories. The case has also gained the attention of international, national and local media outlets.
The Tony Moree National Gold Cup took place on Feb. 8-10 in Savannah Sound, Eleuthera, and the Abaco Dart Team was well represented. This year, Abaco brought home the gold.
Two Abaconians, nominated for the 2012 Cacique Award, have remained on the finalists list in their category. They are Mr. Malcom Spicer in the Event Planner category and Mrs. Candace Key, who was nominated in two categories, Human Resources Development and Sustainable Tourism. The list of their contribution to Abaco tourism is impressive, with both of them achieving international recognition.