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U.S. Consul to visit Abaco April 14-15
Submitted by the US Embassy Nassau   
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 13:42

The Consul of the U.S. Embassy in Nassau, Ms. Joanna Weinz, who is responsible for the office of American Citizen Services, will be in Abaco on Friday, April 15th to discuss issues related to American citizens.

If there are issues you would like to discuss with the Consul regarding American citizens in Abaco, she will be available on Friday, April 15th from 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. at the Dove Plaza Administrator’s Office in Marsh Harbour.

To confirm your interest in attending a meeting with the Consul on April 15th, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
The Bahamas: Photography in Paradise
By JUSTIN DAVIS / Special to The Minaret   
Sunday, 10 April 2011 07:19

The top of the lighthouse provides a fantastic overview of Hope Town and all of its brightly colored buildings. (Justin Davis photo)By JUSTIN DAVIS / Special to The Minaret

Between kayaking, wake boarding, “conching” and chasing wildfires, my spring break trip to the Bahamas was a wild, memorable week. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever photographed. The pristine blue water, perfectly white sand and sunsets are simply unbeatable. Crystal clear aqua blue waters surround Abaco, along with coconut trees and personal boat docks.

I spent the week on Abaco, one of the larger, but less populated, islands in the Bahamas. I also ventured to some of the smaller islands surrounding Abaco, such as Elbow Cay and Green Turtle Cay. Elbow Cay is home to Hope Town, where a very special lighthouse resides. It is one of only two completely manual lighthouses still standing worldwide.

Someone lives at the lighthouse and has to pump kerosene up to the top, light it and keep it turning every single night. The top of the lighthouse provides a fantastic overview of Hope Town and all of its brightly colored buildings.

It may seem archaic, but the residents love it and sternly fought a proposition to convert the lighthouse to an automatic system.

Abaco is also home to Treasure Cay, which has been voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world by several sources.  Two miles of fine white sand and crystal clear waters make for quite a sight.  It would be easy to waste away a whole day there just taking pictures. (Photos by Justin Davis)

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E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications come to Man-O-War Cay
BIS   
Friday, 08 April 2011 07:11

Students from the Man-O-War Cay All Age School perform a song as part of a workshop held for the school by adjudicators of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival, on April 4, 2011. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)

MAN-O-WAR CAY, Abaco -- Students from the Man-O-War Cay All Age School perform a song as part of a workshop held for the school by adjudicators of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival, on April 4, 2011. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)

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Blind student plays piano at E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications
Written by BIS   
Thursday, 07 April 2011 09:09

Hope Town Primary School sixth-grade student Anna Albury plays a piano piece in St. James Methodist Church, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications, on April 4, 2011. Looking on are Choral and Instrumental Music Adjudicator Helen Peloquin and assistant Alfred.  Anna is an 11-year-old from Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, and is blind.  (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)

HOPE TOWN, Abaco -- Hope Town Primary School sixth-grade student Anna Albury plays a piano piece in St. James Methodist Church, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications, on April 4, 2011. Looking on are Choral and Instrumental Music Adjudicator Helen Peloquin and assistant Alfred.  Anna is an 11-year-old from Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, and is blind.  (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)   

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Grand Cay All Age School students visit the Governor General
BIS   
Thursday, 07 April 2011 08:50

Teachers, students and parents from Abaco's Grand Cay All Age School are pictured with Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes (seated centre), during a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. (BIS Photo/ Derek Smith)NASSAU, Bahamas -- Teachers, students and parents from Abaco's Grand Cay All Age School are pictured with Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes (seated centre), during a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.  

(BIS Photo/ Derek Smith)

 

 


 
Grand Cay students visit the Prime Minister
BIS   
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 13:18

Students of the Grand Cay, Abaco All Age School call on Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham at his Cable Beach Office on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) NASSAU, Bahamas -- Students of the Grand Cay, Abaco All Age School call on Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham at his Cable Beach Office on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011.

(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)

 

 

 


 
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival arrives in Hope Town
Written by BIS   
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 07:34

Students from the Hope Town Primary School welcome officials, adjudicators and stakeholders from the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival, as the group arrived on the island in the Abacos, on April 4, 2011.  (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)

HOPE TOWN, Abaco -- Students from the Hope Town Primary School welcome officials, adjudicators and stakeholders from the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival, as the group arrived on the island in the Abacos, on April 4, 2011.  (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)

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