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Local News: October 31, 2014

Featured Accomodations Property: C Shells Guest Quarters, Salt Pond

Bahama Resorts C Shells Guest Quarters


Nestled on the bayside, near the center of Salt Pond, C Shells is a private, self catering vacation rental.  With a beach front view, there are four units, no crowds and a perfect setting for laying back and preparing your own meals.

Watch the sunset or lie back in the hammock and relax with a book or a glass of wine. Leave all your cares and worries behind, they will fall away during your stay.

C Shells is the perfect place for unwinding and enjoying the beach life.  The beach is right at your feet. Nearby, there are local markets and gas station.  Salt Pond is the home to the biggest annual sailing festival event of the year, "Long Island Regatta", held around May, June every year.

You will not be disappointed with your stay; C Shells Guest Quarters was awarded the Certificate of Excellence Award 2014 from Trip Advisor. We look forward to seeing you at C Shells.


Primary Softball team Pic by: Dian Knowles. Winners:Morrisville Primary Softball team with principal, Mrs. Suzan Cartwright



Morrisville Primary swept away the competition over the weekend during the inter school softball meet, swinging into victory and having officially earned the bragging rights as the Champions.

The little primary school from south, or better known as "south end", came up against the giants of central and north Long Island's primary schools; Lower Deadman's Cay Primary, Mangrove Bush Primary, Glinton's Primary and Simms Primary, who all did their best, but the south rose again and defeated them one by one.

Congratulations to all the students and the game is on again next year. may the best team win!

Congratulations to Morrisville Primary, team members, students, teachers, parents and princial, Mrs. Suzan Cartwright on a well deserved victory!

Visit our School Block Page for more highlights from the Inter-School Softball Games: Click the button below:


The 2014 CBS Bahamas Optimist Nationals Championships 


CBS Optimist Nationals Championships took place at the Salt Pond Regatta and Cultural Site in Long Island over the October 4th & 5th weekend. A total of 73 boats from around The Bahamas captained by the next generation of sailors, ranging from ages 5-18 years old.

Plenty of competition took place with the Long Island crews dominating the races especially the young Knowles' boys.

Browse the pictures below for the official scores and highlights from the Opti Nationals.


Head on over to the dock at Clarence Town, Saturday, October 11th, for so good ol', down home, sailing action. 

The Sailing Club of Long Island is hosting a Mini Regatta over on the Clarence Town dock, so come on down and join in the sailing fun, eat some island food, sipon a few cocktails and shake a leg to some sweet island music. Lots of fun for the family!

Columbus Day and National Heroes Day Observed

In observance of both the U.S. Columbus Day and The Bahamas’ National Heroes Day holidays, the United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, October 13, 2014. Please be advised that the Embassy will resume normal business operations on Tuesday, October 14 at 8:00 a.m.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section via telephone: 242-322-1181.

General information on Consular services, including procedures for obtaining or renewing a passport or visa, is available on the U.S. Embassy’s website at







Saint Paul's Anglican Parish 

Saint Paul's Parish News:
7:00am- Holy Eucharist Holy Cross
9:00am- Holy Eucharist St. John
11:00am- Holy Eucharist St. Theresa
9:00am- Morning Prayer Holy Family for Holy Family and St. Michae...l
9:00am- Morning Prayer St. Paul

Parish Annual Bazaar
October 13th at the Community Centre Grounds.

Holy Cross Fundraising:
October 25th-Souse Out
December 14th- Christmas Program

All persons who wish to be presenters of the scriptures (read lesson in church) are urged to attend a lectors workshop on Saturday 25th October from 9:00am- 12:00noon at St.Paul's Church Clarence Town.

All persons who wish to attend the installation service for Fr.Jonathan Archer in Florida on the 25th October 2014 are asked to contact Mrs. Nicola Archer who will be making travel arrangements.

These special evening services will take the form of Evensong or Mission with particular emphasis on Christian Living 7:00pm nightly.

Sunday, October 19th- St.John's Church. THEME:Marriage-An Experience Of Heaven or A Taste Of Hell?

Sunday, October 26th -St.Paul 's Church. THEME: Your Child Needs Your Help!

19th Annual National Children's Week:- November 16th - 22nd 2014. More information forthcoming.

As a Parish Family, we express our heartfelt condolences and assurance of our prayers to Mrs. Clara Thompson and family on the passing of her husband, Mr. Wilbert Thompson.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

- St. Michael's church wish to thank all who assisted and participated in their Patronal Festival last Sunday.

- Special thanks to all who supported St. John's church Souse-out. A total of $1850.00 was realized.

- The family of Celyna Knowles wish to thank all who supported the Souse-out last Saturday in aid of Celyna 's medical fund.








Loretta Butler FNM MP Long Island, Mrs. Loretta Butler- Turner


To all constituents of Long Island, please be advised that Loretta Butler-Turner, Member of Parliament for Long will be in attendance at the Constituency meeting that will be held on Tuesday, October 07th at 6:30 pm at the Community Center in Clarence Town, Long Island.

Very important matters will be discussed and all persons are encouraged to attend.

You may contact Dian Knowles at the Constituency Office for further information.

Refreshments will be served.









Catholic Church Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Hamilton's, Long Island

Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church - Souse Out

Saturday, October 4th beginning at 7:00am, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Hamilton’s Church Hall.

Proceeds are in aid of The Annual St. Peter & Paul Catholic Parish, "Boxing Day Bazaar", to be held on December 26, 2014 in Clarence Town.






Listen to Saturday, October 4th, 2014 News below:

The Mack Knowles Junior Sailing Club and The Bahamas Optimist Class Association will host the Bahamas Optimist National Open Championship 2014 in October.

This regatta will be held at Long Island’s, Salt Pond Regatta Site on Saturday, October, 4th through Sunday, October 5th 2014.

The rules and guidelines set forth for this regatta is governed by The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016, and the current International Optimist Dinghy Association Class Rules.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Zoe Cartwright for further information. Mrs. Cartwright also extends a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the sponsors and hard working volunteers who are helping to make this event a success.


Ocean Villas Seagrape Ocean Villas

Beautiful Tropical Ocean Villa located on the Ocean in breathtaking Pettys, Long Island, Bahamas. A home away from home, a vacationers dream!

This unspoiled private Ocean villa is tucked away under a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean! You can hear the rustling of the waves and just relax in this peaceful atmosphere!

Natural landscaping and these luxurious villas awaits you for your enjoyment.

September 30, 2014

Ellen’s Inn is a charming little bed and breakfast, located in central Long Island, in the heart of Deadman’s Cay. Ellen’s Inn offers shuttle services to and from the airport which is less than five minutes away and nearby attractions the famous, Dean’s Blue Hole, Hamilton’s Caves and Long Island Museum.

You are sure to enjoy your stay at Ellen’s Inn which offers personalized guest services. Single and Double occupancy rooms, a fully stocked kitchen, A/C, Wi-Fi and car rentals are available to guests.  

Ellen’s Inn: (242) 337-0888 or (242) 337-1086


Book online:

New BTC Flagship Store for Long Island!

BTC is continuing its commitment to expand its access to high quality service and products to all of the nation’s major islands with the launch of a new flagship store in Deadman’s Cay, Long Island this coming Monday, September 29th. The flagship store, which was previously a cashier and bill-pay station, will now offer a wide product range and full slate of services and customer help options in addition to its previous bill-pay

Since 2012, with the launch of the first flagship full-service store at the Marathon Mall in Nassau, BTC has systematically converted its original bill-pay stations into full retail experiences. Long Island joins New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera, and Exuma as the latest Bahamian island in BTC’s push to increase the company’s footprint and improve services offered customers. The launch will also be the first in a renewed focus on Family Island customers, with the company also rolling out stores in Harbour Island, Spanish Wells, and Bimini throughout the month of September.

According to BTC Retail Lead, Bob Gill, says that the entire effort represents a modernisation of the telecommunications sector in the Bahamas, and more importantly a concerted effort on the part of the company to be accessible to all of its customers, particularly Family Island clients.

“By the end of November, Bahamians will have thirty-four BTC access points to BTC products and services, including the flagship stores and the independently owned franchises,” said Mr. Gill.

“We are dedicated to reaching out to our customers, expressly in the Family Islands. BTC’s investment to completely transform bill-pay centres across the country into open retail environments demonstrates this. All the new stores have fully interactive frontline mobile devices, a dedicated broadband area, and a private consultation room. We want to make doing business with BTC an enjoyable, exciting customer experience. Ultimately we think Long Islanders will be pleased with the new store.”

Though the Long Island flagship store is the latest in a series, BTC Sr. Manager of Public Relations, Jerome Sawyer says that it will still be unique to the island.

“Though all of the new stores are similar in their sleek modern design, we strive to bring a unique touch to each one by commissioning a full-size wall mural by local artists. For this latest store we chose Long Island-based artists Alfred and Genele Williams. They created a colourful mural inspired by life on their island which will be unveiled on Monday when the store is officially opened by our CEO Leon Williams.” The store launch guest of honour is Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner. Following a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks, attendees will be treated to a celebratory event with music, food, fun and mobile phone and data card specials. Long Island’s premier radio station Island Breeze will cover the occasion with a live remote and a DJ. The event is scheduled for 12:00 noon Monday September 29th at the Deadman’s Cay, Long Island.

The community of Long Island received two new patrol cars and one traffic motorbike announced by Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ellison Greenslade. The new patrol vehicles would ensure widespread patrol of the island.


September 14th marks the 50th Anniversary of Mangrove Bush Primary School and for this momentous occasion, a number of celebratory events are being planned. Celebrations will begin with a Thanksgiving Church Service, time and date to be announced.

A special book will be compiled and all interested persons wishing to submit a congratulatory ad or an ad in memory of someone or simply in memory of such GREAT times are more than urged to do so. We would like to encourage our FELLOW ALUMNI MARINERS to get involved and support this momentous occasion.

If you are proud to have attended this exemplary school we implore you to join all fellow Mariners; former Mangrove Bush Primary School students, in the initiative of contributing a small donation of $50.00, signifying 50 years of stellar community service.

PLEASE contact Mrs. Carla Rodgers (Principal) or Mrs. Rosemary Burrows (Senior Assistant) 242 337 0308 (school), for donation information. 

August 31, 2014

Full Military Funeral took place on Saturday August 30th on Long Island, for Royal Bahamas Police Force, Constable, 3067 John Philip Major, affectionately known as “Big John” of Mortimer’s, Long Island. Dignitaries present, were FNM Member of Parliament for Long Island, Mrs. Loretta Butler Turner and Commissioner of Police Mr. Ellison Greenslade who made remarks. Mount Signor Father Simeon Roberts presided of the funeral, assisted by; Deacon Patrick Darville, Mr. Leonard Cartwright, Mr. Paul Cartwright and the Anglican parish priest; Father Chester Burton, was also present.


The funeral was held at Our Lady of Mount Caramel in Hamilton’s and intermit followed at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mortimer’s. A full parade from Hamilton’s Church to Mortimer’s with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Marching Band in full military effect. “Big John” was laid to rest after serving his country and community for many years, may his soul rest in peace.

Beauties & Brains Queens of Long Island

Congratulations to Miss Rosetta Cartwright on her win as Miss World Bahamas! Miss Cartwright will go on to compete at the Miss World pageant against contestants from all over the globe.

This Bahamian beauty queen is the grand-daughter of Mrs. Rosa Cartwright of Berrys, Long Island. We know there is no competition when it comes to Long Islanders, our people, descendants always come out on top!

The "2014 World's Perfect Junior Teen, Miss International Pageant & Model Search" took place over the weekend of August 9th in Orlando, Florida.

Beauty and brains, Long Islander, Miss Shannen Knowles, did an outstanding job this past weekend competing for the crown. Shannen also recently competed in the Miss Teen Bahamas pageant held in Nassau.

To Shannen's family and mentors you all did excellent in preparing her for these challenges and with your continued support she will accomplish her dreams. Shannen represented her island and country well and made us proud. Congratulations Shannen, you will always be our queen! We wish you all the best, Shannen, in your future endeavors, continue to aim for the stars!

Pictured in center:Shannen Knowles

Listen to the Morning Show "Long Island's Economy and Poaching" broadcast on Island Breeze 106.1FM on August 20, 2014

Earlier this month, The Ministry of Finance released a public notice regarding The Bahamas VAT Guide. You can read the guidelines on or on our facebook pages and website at, see the link below.


During the coming months, of September and December, more than four thousand businesses will be expected to register for VAT; the value added tax system, before the January 1st 2015, deadline.


VAT will also be able to demand records of assets from banks, garnish monies and restrict access to travel for those owe outstanding taxes. VAT will be introduced on January 1st, 2015 at a 7.5% rate with an expected increase thereafter. Some Items expected to be taxed are, BEC, BTC, Water & Sewerage, Cable Bahamas, Insurances, Grocery Items and more. Mr. John Rolle, the Financial Secretary, warned that the government can still extract the value added tax from those business that intentionally do not register.

JULY 14, 2014


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The Junkanoo Summer Festival Comes To Long Island



August 1st marks the open of the crawfish season and every year there is uproar over prices and the most vexing problem of all POACHING. The Bahamas is being bombarded by poachers and facing a constant battle with Dominicans particularly in our waters. Every year, all year fisherman and the public cry out against this with little to no action from the proper authorities. Plea after plea has been sent out to The Royal Bahamas Defense Force and still there is no resolve.

Stay tuned to the Island Breeze Radio Network and The long Island Runner as we will be keeping the public informed on this vexing problem.

We would like to ask our local fisherman to provide their feedback, suggestions and solutions on how we can rid The BahamasWaters of these poachers.       

Please send in your comments to: , send us a message on our facebook page, contact us through our website  or contact Mrs. Knowles at the radio station to get involved in the conversation. We want to hear from you!



The Cancer Society of Long Island Presents: A BAll Of Hope 

The Long Island Chapter Of The Cancer Society Of The Bahamas presents its 1st Annual Ball- “A BALL OF HOPE”.

Beginning at 8pm on Saturday, September 27th, 2014. at the Clarence Town Community Center, Clarence Town, Long Island, Bahamas.


Ticket Donation:$100.00 per person

Executive Members of the Cancer society are as follows :

Iris Pinder... President

Leanthia Knowles..... Vice President

Lynn Marcello.....Secretary

Patricia Major... Assistant secretary

Winifred Curry.... Treasurer

Judith Rigby... Public relations

Ethel Mcphee..... Chaplin


For Tickets:  337-7146 or 337-0036


If you would like toadvertise or sponsor a spot in this years souviner booklet contact the executive members.


The Independence Mini Regatta hosted by the Long Island Sailing Club’s took place yesterday at Clarence Town Dock Harbour.  There was much excitement surrounding the races as the next generation of young sailors took to the waters, and the veteran sailor battled for the lead. The unofficial results of the Class “C” boat races are as follows, coming in 5th place XENA, 4th place The Lady Diane, 3rd Place It Ain’t Rite, 2nd Place, Whitty K and coming in 1st place Sacrifice. The  winners of the Junior Opti race are, coming in 1st place Don Knowles Junior, and 2nd place Enrique Wells. Congratulations to all the winners especially the junior sailors.

Team Broadcast: The Long Island Runner News and Island Breeze 106.1FM

 We would like to invite the public; our friends, fans and followers to tune into our partner network, Island Breeze 106.1 FM & Radio Network, for daily news coming out of Long Island, by the  The Long Island Runner News.  

If you have an announcement, special event, good deed mention, news tip-story, school news, community concern or event, sports event, birthday, anniversary, condolences, or would like to Advertise  or Sponsor our News Segment, please contact us via Inbox on our facebook page or by email:

Tune into Island Breeze 106.1FM for morning, afternoon, and evening news updates.



The public is invited to attend The Bahamas’ Ecumenical Service, celebrating 41 years of our country’s independence, on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014.

Celebration service takes place at the regatta cultural site in Salt Pond, at 8pm. Transportation will be provided from North to South, leaving Gordon’s at 6:30pm and from Seymour’s at 7pm.

BAHAMAS: Southwest Airlines Goes International Servicing Three Countries

Tuesday, July 1st  marked Southwest Airlines, first official international route to three popular Caribbean destinations.  The first of three flights departed from Atlanta, Orlando, and Baltimore, enroute to Aruba, The Bahamas and Jamaica., Vacations with more room.

Southwest Airlines Proposed Schedule

The first Southwest flight departed Atlanta, Georgia to Aruba,  then followed with leaving Baltimore to Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas and another Southwest airline went on to Montego Bay, Jamaica. 

Check out the schedule and let Southwest fly you there.

Gone Fishing? Get your Hooks & Bait

Need something for your fishing trip? Stop by Seafarer Marine Supply Ltd. in Salt Pond for all your fishing gear, boating tools and accessories. New items are now in stock!

Phone: (242)-338-0094.



Is your child enrolled? If not Sunny Days Day Care Centre is now pre enrolling students the new school year 2014/2015 (September- July). Pre-enrollment fee $10(non refundable).

Space is limited so call 337-6464 or 472-0464 for more information. 
Sunny Days Day Care Centre enrollment going on now. Don't miss out!



The Junkanoo Summer Festival will kick off throughut the islands of The Bahamas, begining July 4th in Mangrove Cay, Andros and New Providence.

Long Island will swing into Junkanoo Festival mode on July 18th and 19th. Head over to the Regatta Site in Salt Pond to join in the cultural fun, shake your cow bells and beat that goat skin drum!

#Junkanoo Summer Festival #ItsBetterInTheBahamas #TheIslandsOfTheBahamas #242life #LifeIsBetterInTheBahamas #Bahamascapes #LongIslandLove #LongIslandTheBahamas #LoveLongIsland


Summer Swim Camp - Register at Knowles Supply Store, opposite Shell gas Station in McKenzie's.

Camp starts July 7, 2014. Get your kids reagistered today!


Saint Paul's Anglican Church Parish

Canon Ward will be away from the parish June 30th to July 5th.

The members of St.Athanasius Church extend congratulations to Michelle Burrows and Sherlin Turnquest on being elected to Local Government.

St.Paul's Church will hold a SOUSE-OUT at Catechist Francis Darville Centre on Saturday, July 5th. Please support. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FISH FRY OF JUNE 27th HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 14th -18th at Holy Cross. The theme is "BUILDING BRIDGES." The next meeting for preparation will be on Tuesday July 8th at Holy Cross hall, Catechist Francis Darville Centre. Interested helpers are invited to please come.

These special evening services will take the form of Evensong or Mission with particular emphasis on Christian Living 7:00pm nightly.

Special Services For People Who Want To Live The Good Life:
Sunday July 6th - St.Paul's Church. THEME: "Running Life's Race With The Wind In Your Face."

Sunday, July 20th - St.John's Church. THEME: "Self Preservation Is Good For The Nation."

Sunday, August 3rd - Holy Cross Church.
THEME: " I Want To Be Free!"

Sunday, August 17th - St.Paul's Church. THEME: "What Men Should Know About Women & What Women Should Know About Men!"

Sunday, August 31st - St.John's Church. THEME: "Marriage - An Experience Of Heaven or A Taste Of Hell?"

Sunday, September 7th - Holy Cross Church. THEME: Your Child Needs You.........HELP!

Please remember to support our very important ministry of SOCIAL OUTREACH by generous contributions, including those in thanksgiving for your birthdays. All will be most appreciated.

Holy Cross Fundraising:
August 23rd - Bingo Night
October 25th - Souse Out
December 14th - Christmas Program

St.John's Fundraising:
August 16th - Souse - Out

JUNE 30, 2014


The Long Island school district has marked the end of the school year, and graduation ceremonies commenced throught the schools.

Congratulations to the graduating students of North Long Island High and N.G.M. Major High School, Morrisville Primary, Simms Primary, Glintons Primary, Lower Deadman's Cay Primary and Mangrove Bush Primary Schools! May you follow your dreams and aspire to acheive!

Well Done Class of 2014!


Long Island Regatta Photo Courtesy: Phillip Figdore/ 47th Annual Long Island Regatta- 2014

Long Island Regatta: Long Island Boats Lead

Long Island has taken the winning lead in this year’s regatta. The 47th Annual Long Island Regatta kicked off this weekend, June4th - 7th, at Salt Pond Harbour. As many as 55 sailboats from throughout The Bahamas, Exuma, Ragged Island, Acklins, Abaco including spectators from all over the world, made their way to the most beautiful island in the archipelago.

The intoxication, fever, of regatta reaches an all time high, the sounds of cheering, music, laughter, the atmosphere just bursting with excitement and exhilaration! The gun was sounded and there began the official start of the races. Pull the anchors, raise the sails and tack the buoys! The excitement of regatta spills over on the shores to the crowds of people cheering on their favorite sloop and crew.

First place winners, Class A – Rupert’s Legend, Class B- Lady Sonia, Class C – Whitty K, Class E- Bluebird, and Class G – Young Dreamer. Congratulations to all the boats, skippers and crew for a spectacular show of sportsmanship.

Disappointment however, was felt when the country’s leading media news network was not present. The national news provider was not on the ground for one of the biggest Family Island events of the year. This intentional disregard for Long Island is not uncommon under the leadership of the PLP, Progressive Liberal Party. Long Island has a long history of suffering under this government’s rule. However, that will never deter any Long Islander from achieving.

Long Islanders are known to be hardworking, independent and industrious people that always rise above.

View the official race results below.


Visit our page, Regatta & Sailors Corner for highlights and photos from the 47th Annual Long Island Regatta - 2014



REGATTA FEVER 2014- The 47th Annual Long Island Regatta June 4th-7th


The biggest party and sailing event of the year! All the action takes place in Salt Pond, Long Island Bahamas for the 47th Annual Long Island Regatta, June 4th - 7th.

Are you gonna be there? Click the event button to join in the fun, mark your spot at Long Island Regatta 2014!



FIRST Bike-Run-Walk-A-Thon

Join in the fun at the first LGI Sheep Runners; Bike, Run,
This event is scheduled to take place in Salt Pond, Long Island Bahamas on June 6th.
Visit their page:

The Journey of Long Island Regatta - Hugh Cottis & The Mangrove Bush Boys

Long Island Regatta Top Left: Knowles, Top Right: The Mangrove Bush Boys crew and Rupert Legend's crew sailing, Bottom Left: Rupert's Legend, Bottom center: young Lauryn Knowles at Exuma awarded by late Jessica Tandy, Right:David Knowles, Center: Lauryn & Mark Knowles
Much excitement about Long Island Regatta, time to take a look back on the growth of Long Island Regatta.

Published: May- June 2008
By: Bianca Major
- Island Times News (2008)
-Annual Long Island Regatta Booklet (2008)
-The Long Island Runner News (5/2014)

“The Journey of Long Island Regatta with Hugh Cottis & The Mangrove Bush Boys”

This year calls to mind, a time of reflection on how far we have come as a people and an island. In the midst of all the changes throughout the world, during times of turmoil and hardships, we have still managed to find a little bit of peace and happiness right here on Long Island. We should take the time bask in the beauty and tranquility of our jewel of an island, enjoying all the things that make us unique.

June marks the occasion for the 41st Annual Long Island Regatta. This year, we celebrate our history with events such as the return of the ancient Lucayan Duho Replica Artifacts to the museum here at Buckley’s and we pay homage to our founding fathers of the Long Island Regatta.

Mr. Hugh Cottis was a dynamic individual who inspired many persons to persevere towards their goals. He was a man of great stature and his value for family and friends were immeasurable.

When Mr. Cottis first arrived to Long Island, it would be by boat ironically, but it was the only transportation to Long Island at the time. He was appointed the Headmaster at Roses All Age School during his stay here on Long Island.

In his leisure time on Sundays, he and his wife Sylvia and friends, enjoyed sailing against each other just for fun down at Thompson Bay. Just having a good time and sailing boats turned into a weekly sailing competition between himself and his buddies. The spectators and participants couldn’t get enough of this excitement and needless to say, Mr. Cottis, being the leader he was, came up with the idea of a Regatta.

Exuma’s Regatta was already in place and even though the Long Islanders participated in the Exuma races it did not prove feasible to them.

Mr. Cottis thought it would be an excellent idea to form our own regatta, whereas the boats would sail in their home waters, and it would be a great, prosperous, fun filled event to share with friends and family.

This brought about the birth of The “First” Long Island Regatta, in May of 1967. Cottis enjoyed sailing with and against his good friends, Lauryn and Evvy Knowles, Roy and Harry Harding, Don Heber, Earl and Rupert Knowles – the “Mangrove Bush Boys”.

By the time 1970 had rolled around, Salt Pond, Long Island was officially the home of the 4th Annual Long Island Regatta.

In the following years of 1971 the Long Islanders Association and the Long Island Sailing Club was formed. These two organizations are responsible for the overall success of the regattas along with numerous sponsors.

The success of our annual regatta, the building and upkeep of the regatta site grounds depends on the comradery of our fellow Long Islanders those residing here and throughout the world.

The heart and soul of Long Island Regatta resides in Mangrove Bush with the “Mangrove Bush Boys”, who live and breathe the art of boat building and sailing. The “Legend” lives on in the future generations of the “Mangrove Bush Boys”. Until next year enjoy pleasant sails and the cool Long Island Breezes!

St Paul's Anglican Church Parish

Canon Ward will be away from the Parish June 2nd to 7th. To this end there will be no Bible Study and Communion to the sick and shut-ins this week.

St.Athanasius Church Souse-Out will be held on the 7th June "Regatta Saturday" at St.John's Hall from 7:00am until!!!! Looking forward to your support. Donations are wel...come.

You are cordially invited to attend the grand opening of the Senior Citizens Recreational Centre on Sunday, June 8th at 4:00pm at the Centre in Gray's.

All are encouraged to support a Souse-out in aid of Celyna Knowles' medical fund on Friday, 6th June 2014 at the Francis Darville Hall from 7:00am until!!!! Celyna is the daughter of Al and Raquel Knowles of Holy Cross Church.

All Catechist and Lay-readers are asked to attend a seminar/workshop on Wednesday June 11th at St.Paul's Church from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

The next Vestry meeting of St.Paul's Parish is scheduled for June 12th at 7:00pm at the Rectory.

The Couples For Life Seminar postponed to June 13th and 14th 2014.

The next Soup Kitchen will take place on Saturday, June 14th at St.John's Hall at 11:00am. Contact Mrs. Amerol Ritchie or Mrs. Annie Minnis with your donations of soup and or ingredients. Thank you kindly.

St.Paul's Church Fundraising:
June 27th - Fish Fry

Holy Cross Fundraising:
August 23rd - Bingo Night
October 25th - Souse Out
December 14th - Christmas Program

St.John's Fundraising:
August 16th - Souse Out

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