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Abaco Officers Honoured in Ceremony

Over 70 officers in the Northern Bahamas district of the Royal Bahama Police Force, including seven from Abaco, were recognized during a commendation ceremony in Grand Bahama on April 10. Police Commissioner Anthony Ferguson commended officers who were selected from Grand Bahama, Bimini and Abaco for their courage and dedication …

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Eric Sawyer Memorial Dinner Raises Over $3000 for ECC

Submitted by Frank Durant The second annual Eric Sawyer Memorial Dinner and Fundraiser was a complete success. Held at Sundowners in Green Turtle Cay on world Down Syndrome Awareness Day, March 21, a bit of wind and rain did not stop the overwhelming show of support from the both locals …

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Abaco Student Returns with Gold Medals from Abu Dhabi Special Olympics

Latonya Moss returned to Abaco from the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi with two gold medals in bocce ball, one for single competition and one for mixed participation. Needless to say, her welcome back to the island on Saturday, March 23 was overwhelming. From the representative of the local Office …

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Heartfelt Memorial Service Held for Local Junkanoo Hero

During a formal memorial service held on Oct. 22 at Patrick J. Bethel High School, Mr. Colon Curry a longtime staff member of the school was recognized by officials of the Department of Education and by the school’s faculty. As the entire student body sat assembled on the school grounds …

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Woman Honoured for Exemplary Service to Little Abaco Communities

The communities of Little Abaco came together to celebrate one of their own at a service held at Zion Baptist Church in Fox Town on Oct. 21. Joycelyn McIntosh learned just how much she is respected and appreciated after receiving a plaque and monetary gifts for her dedicated, unwavering service …

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Local Sailor Inducted into National Family Island Regatta Hall of Fame

For Jeff Gale of Hope Town, 2018 has been a pinnacle year of moments that will last a lifetime all afforded to him through his passion for the sport of sailing. He was born in Fort Lauderdale to Dave and Phoebe Gale who were originally from Pelham Manor, New York …

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Former Abaco Student Selected as Chevening Scholar

D’Andra Johnson was recently selected as a Chevening Scholar for the academic year 2018-2019. She will attend Queen Mary’s University of London (QMUL) to study for her Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution. The Chevening Scholarship is an international scholarship awarded to students with leadership …

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Leading Ladies Retreat Set to Empower, Give Voice to Young Women

The Leading Ladies Organization (LLO) co-founded by Chantel O’Brian and Moline Jeune-Pierre, will be hosting a three-day retreat at Treasure Cay Beach Resort from July 31 to Aug. 2. The theme is “Protect Our Girls,” and the focus of the retreat is solely on girls between the ages of 13 …

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Two Abaconians Secure Bahamian Icon Awards

Founded in 2013, The Bahamian Icon Awards set forth on a mission to celebrate the exemplary achievements of men and women who have excelled in their respective industries and have therefore contributed to the overall development of The Bahamas. Accordingly, The Bahamian Icon Awards is a celebration of greatness. Among …

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St. Francis Honours Retiring Teacher

As she walked up the steps to St Francis Catholic Church in the morning of June 18, Hazel Lorene was greeted by students lining each side of the stairs. As she climbed up, each of them handed her a red rose. Smiling, she stopped to thank them with a kiss …

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