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Bradley Albury

Bradley Albury
Editor-in-Chief of The Abaconian.

Teachers learn about Urban Renewal 2.0 Initiative for new school year

On August 29, public and private school teachers learned about the Renew Program, or Urban Renewal 2.0 Livable Neighbourhood Program, from the officer in charge of the operation on Abaco, Sgt. Jocelyn Smith. Sgt. Smith stated that the program will have several arms, one of which is the school policing unit which will become operational on September 3, 2012. Two officers will be assigned to Abaco Central High and S. C. Bootle High Schools. The officer assigned to ACHS will be Sgt. 686 Dorsette and the officer assigned to S.C. Bootle will be Corporal 2238 Jerome Ferguson. Each of them will be assisted by a reserve officer. Their job will be to provide security and promote safety on these campuses. They will also patrol the school grounds and surrounding areas. It was made clear that these officers will handle offenses that occur in and out of school.

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The Abaconian September 1, 2012

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Final Sailaway Fundraiser attracts crowds

On August 12 the Sailaway beach party was held at Baker’s Bay. The event is organized by the Sailaway Committee and this year it benefitted Friends of the Environment and the Rotary Club of Abaco. The proceeds which are raised by the sale of hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages and t-shirts go to benefit the organizations. Volunteers from both organizations, along with other individuals, staffed the booths for hours. This was the tenth and final Sailaway.

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FNM Chairman passes away on Abaco

Charles Maynard, Chairman of the Free National movement and former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, passed away in Abaco early August 14, 2012. Mr. Maynard was in North Abaco helping prepare for the by-election when he collapsed from a heart attack. He was unresponsive when he arrived at the Treasure Cay Clinic and was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m.

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Angels Academy under new ownership

Angels Academy, located on Front Street, Marsh Harbour, is under new ownership. Michelle Roark, previously Michelle Albury, has purchased the school from the previous owner, April Higgs, and has been working hard for the beginning of the new school year. The staff at Angels Academy will remain the same with Barbara Johnson continuing as principal.

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FNM Chairman Collapses in Abaco

Charles Maynard, Chairman of the Free National movement and former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, passed away in Abaco early August 14, 2012. Mr. Maynard was in North Abaco preparing for the by-election when, according to reports, he collapsed from a heart attack. He was unresponsive when he arrived at the Treasure Cay Clinic and was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m. Mr. Maynard was 42 years old.

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Community Rallies to Save it’s Heritage

The Man-O-War heritage Museum recently welcomed a new addition to its collection. The sailboat, “The Man-O-War” was saved from ruin and moved to its new home in front of the Museum. Despite initial doubts, the entire sailboat was rescued and thanks to a community effort this piece of Man-O-War’s history was salvaged and will be on show for future generations.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Cheers

Every four years the nations of the Earth get a chance to compete in the Summer Olympics. A chance to showcase the athletic talent they have cultivated and to rally behind them. It’s not always about the medals, though that hardware is the ultimate prize, instead it’s often about seeing your country represented on the world stage. There is a reason the opening ceremony and walk-in always proves so popular. For a country like ours, one so small in stature, the Olympics is not about the relentless pursuit of an ever increasing medal count. Though, as a country of little over three hundred thousand we have not done badly at all. The Olympics is about showing what you’re made of.

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North Abaco Bye-election to be contested by four candidates

The constituents of North Abaco will elect a new Member of Parliament in the upcoming by-election. The Right Honourable Hubert A. Ingraham has held onto the North Abaco Constituency since 1977, being returned each year and representing both the Progressive Liberal Party in his first years and the Free National Movement most recently. He also won as an independent in 1987. This 2012 by-election will mark the first time in nearly thirty five years that voters will elect a new Member of Parliament to represent them. The voters will have a choice of four candidates.

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The Abaconian – August 15, 2012

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