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Medical Fund Set Up to Assist Young Woman with Scoliosis

Four years ago, The Abaconian did a feature on four young women on Abaco living with a condition called scoliosis, which affects the spine. One of those women was Joanne Brave. To date, Joanne is the only one of them who has not received therapy, bracing or surgery to correct …

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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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Crossing Rocks Primary Gets Into Character

Crossing Rocks Primary School held its 2nd Annual Character Day in mid-September. Moderated by Shevanti Russell, teacher’s aide, the Character Day general assembly was the featured production of the weeklong activities and lessons on character at the school on Sept. 15. Beginning with an opening song and prayer followed by …

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Law Firm Adopts Donates Computers to CAPS

Higgs & Johnson Counsel and Attorneys-at-Law, a prominent law firm in The Bahamas, adopted Central Abaco Primary School (CAPS) on Sept. 19. Ten computers were also donated to the school. Representing the law firm was Stephen Melvin, partner assigned to Abaco, and the firm’s Real Estate & Development practice group, …

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Abaco Welcomes New Island Administrator

Abaco’s newly appointed Senior Deputy Family Island Administrator, Maxine Duncombe, was appointed on Aug. 21. She spent her early years in Cooper’s Town attending Cooper’s Town Primary School, and later Cooper’s Town High School, which is now known as S.C. Bootle High School. “It is where I got my grounding,” …

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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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Abaco Educator Participating in US State Department Program for Civic Engagement

Ms. Rayette McDonald, an elementary school teacher and youth mentor, has been selected to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) entitled, “Advancing and Sustaining Civic Engagement” which will take place September 11-29th in the United States. On August 18, Ms. McDonald visited the U.S. Embassy and met with …

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U Save Auto Rentals Hosts 2nd Annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway

Established in 2013 as a home-based business, U Save Auto Rentals has expanded its fleet of rental cars. However, its slogan – “Saving U Time and Money Wherever the Road Leads” – remains the same. For the past two years, however, Warren and April Ellis have been assisting many parents …

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Sun Oil Ltd. Organizes Back-to-School Extravaganza for Students

Sun Oil Limited – the Shell Licensee for The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands – presented its 2nd Annual Back-to-School Extravaganza at Patrick J. Bethel High School on Aug. 26 from noon to 5 p.m. The event was held for the first time in 2016. According to Rufus Johnson, …

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