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Beauty, Serenity, And Tradition

CROOKED ISLAND – It’s night five in the Our News to the Island series on Crooked Island and so far, we’ve covered Cove Point, Major’s Cay and Colonel Hill. Tonight, Our News Anchor Kendeno Knowles encounters more residents who talk about life on the island and how even in their thriving, they are keen on preserving the island’s untouched nature.

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CROOKED ISLAND – It’s night five in the Our News to the Island series on Crooked Island and so far, we’ve covered Cove Point, Major’s Cay and Colonel Hill. Tonight, Our News Anchor Kendeno Knowles encounters more residents who talk about life on the island and how even in their thriving, they are keen on preserving the island’s untouched nature.

From Cove Point to Majors Cay and now Colonel Hill, our journey across Crooked Island has been filled with beauty and serenity. This island is home to industrious people who live in harmony with nature.

Colonel Hill, the highest point on the island, hosts the central and local government offices. The community park is a hub for homecomings and major events.

At the top of the hill is a tombstone, often mistaken for the Colonel’s, but it belongs to the last relatives of the moss plantation in sea view settlement, which we’ll explore later in the series.

Just below the hill, we visited “Under The Plumb Tree,” a popular hangout owned by Angeles Petty, where locals shared stories of island life. We also met Alex “Coco” Mckinney there. He’s a young bonefish guide.

Alex is part of a new generation of fly fishermen. His father, Elton, known as Bonefish Shakey, entered the industry in 1994, and by 1997, he says the island experienced a fly-fishing boom.

And while they’ve thrived in the industry, they are keen on preserving the island’s untouched nature. These native sons see potential for growth but believe overdevelopment could diminish the island’s allure.

Meanwhile, Alex and Elton are proud of their work and say they are committed to bringing authentic Bahamian experiences to visitors from near and far.

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