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Friends of the Environment Executive Director Details Goals

In early October, Cha Boyce took over from Kristin Williams as Executive Director at Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS). Boyce shared her immediate goals for the non-profit environmental agency, including keeping focused on educational programs and continuing to build on what was already planned. “My first goal,” explained Boyce “is …

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Lady Eagles Win Volleyball National Championship

During the weekend of November 16-19, the Lady Eagles of Agape Christian School defeated all their opponents in the Volleyball National Championships held in Freeport at the St Georges Gymnasium. They beat CV Bethel two games to one in the championship finals. Seven schools played against each other in round …

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Baker’s Bay Makes $176,500 Donation to ECC

The musical team of Every Child Counts was still honing the presentation they were planning for their guests, as the delegation of the Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club made its appearance on October 11. Dr. Livingston Marshall, Mr. Peter Whalen, Mr. Geoffrey Jones and Ms. Celine Albury entered the …

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Bahamas Youth Network Sponsors Eye Testing in Abaco Public Schools

Reverend Gabriel Swing and his wife Jan, with The Bahamas Youth Network, organized the visit of Dr. Chuck Monson, an Optometrist from Charlotte, North Carolina to provide vision screening to students in some of the public schools of Abaco. The first screening was held at Patrick J Bethel High School …

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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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