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Scholastic Institute Offers Second Chance at High School Diploma

On December 20, 2017, eight adult students will graduate from a fifteen month course with the Scholastic Institute. They will be awarded a General Education High School Diploma.

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Summer Madness Brings Satirical Lens to Bahamian Society

The James Catalyn and Friends Summer Madness Show took place on September 23, 2017 at the Anglican Church Hall. It is the eighth time the group has performed in Abaco. The show elicited much laughter and applause from the audience.

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Friends of the Environment Summer Camps Educate and Excite

From tiny tots to sixteen-year-olds, all of the kids who attended the Friends of the Environment Summer Camps learned about local habitats- their function, their location, and their importance within the island eco-system, tied together with fun activities.  Many of them are already looking forward to coming back next year. …

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Butterfly Club Partners with Social Services for Gender-Based Violence Workshop

On July 29, a group of 30 plus young girls aged seven to late teens sat around a large table in the recreation room of Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town. They were listening with rapt attention to the information provided by the local Director of Social Services, Ms. Ettamae Jones, who spoke to them about the issues faced by young girls and women all around the world because of their gender especially in countries where women do not have any say and end up being victimized and discriminated against.

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Agape Hosts Basketball Clinic

A two day basketball clinic was held at Agape Christian School's Grace Gymnasium Thursday and Friday, June 29-30, 2017. Coach Taylor Johnson from Grand Valley State University, Michigan, visited Abaco to conduct the clinic in which thirty kids participated.

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Seminar Focuses on Connecting Literacy, Technology, Special Education and Mental Health

Four members of the faculty of Social & Educational Studies at the University of The Bahamas came to Abaco to conduct a two-day workshop for local teachers.

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Abaconians Heading to Japan as Members of the National Darts Team

For several years, Abaco Darts players have ranked among the top nationally and internationally. They are keeping their reputation this year also as four Abaconians will be members of the National Darts Team that will participate in the Darts World Cup held in Japan this year.

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Spartans Junkanoo Group Pursues Community Service

Approximately twenty people, including the Vice-Chairman Binoy Bernan, met early afternoon with the intention to split into two groups: one leaving from the Traffic Light, and one leaving from Murphy Town, aiming to join together at Brown’s Bay in Dundas Town.

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High School Renamed After “Trail Blazing Giant”

During a formal ceremony that took place on its grounds on April 6, 2017, Abaco Central High School was renamed as the Patrick J Bethel High School in honour of long time educator, Patrick J Bethel.

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Tour of Lighthouse Reveals Steady Restoration Progress

As we approach the imposing structure, which rises 180 feet above ground, two workmen, Jackson Blanche and his brother Christopher Dean, were stripping the brass astragals that frame all the glass windows. After replacing the glass and caulking it, they will re-install the heated glass in a way that it will be sealed to keep moisture out. The astragals will be screwed back around the glass and seal also.

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