Unlike other parts of the Bahamas, we don’t have much of a potcake problem on Green Turtle Cay. We do, however, have an abundance of stray and feral cats, known locally as potcats.
And though we’ve had several successful spay/neuter clinics within the New Plymouth settlement, the stray cat population further up island has grown in recent years. Now, a group of locals and long-time visitors is working together to control the cay’s potcat population.
The last few weeks have been difficult ones in Abaco, with many families and communities suffering heartbreak and loss. On January 30, Green Turtle Cay lost one of its own when Reneka Cooper was killed in a boating accident.
Reneka, who worked with the Leeward Yacht Club, Bluff House and most recently, Pineapples Bar & Grill, was loved by locals and visitors alike for her infectious smile and charismatic personality. And in the wake of her tragic loss, the community is rallying around her family, particularly her 10-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son.