The Rotary Club of Abaco celebrated “Thirty Years of Women in Rotary” at their general meeting on March 20, 2017. Especially notable for the local Club, it was two Abaconians who were the first to be inducted in the entire Bahamas.
During National Women’s Week (November 20 through 26) the Abaco Department of Social Services along with the newly formed Department of Gender and Family Affairs held a special function at the Government Complex on November 24 under the theme “Promoting Women as Equal Partners with Men in National Development.” Speaking …
On Saturday, December 15, Garnell Limperes, President of Island Waves, held the first of a series of workshops on Women’s Empowerment. A few women, and two men, attended the session featuring Ashley Murray, Ta-Tanisha Murray and Leanne Russell as speakers.
The 50th Anniversary of Enfranchisement of Women in The Bahamas was held in the courtyard of the Government Complex in Dundas Town on November 26. Moderator Kayla Wallace, who earned the title of Teacher of the Year 2012-2014 for the Abaco District, led in opening remarks and introduced all honourees and special guests.
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.