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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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Shell Museum Opened in Cherokee Features Nature’s Beauties

The shell collection will continue to grow as other people have already promised to donate shells.

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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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Ecological Survey of Walker’s Cay Finds Healthy Reefs

The assessment was part of the BNT’s effort to develop management plans for Abaco's marine parks. Established in 2002, Walker’s Cay is one of six marine parks around Abaco. The others are: the Marls National Park, East Abaco Creeks National Park, Cross Harbour National Park, South Abaco Blue Holes National Park, and Fowl Cays National Park.

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Island Roots Heritage Festival Wins Coveted Cacique Award

Abaco once again brings home a well-earned Cacique Duho in the category of Special Events at the Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s 2017 Cacique Awards held at Baha Mar on April 8.

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Island Investigators Conduct Garbage Index Survey and Grade Abaco Communities

Through Island Investigators, the students investigate environmental issues on a small scale that affect or concern them as young people. In the past, they have also investigated mangrove disease, planted corals on reef balls, and investigated snails destroying reef in Sandy Point.

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Standing Room Only for ECC Performance in Treasure Cay

Every Child Counts students gave a performance at the Treasure Cay Community Center during the evening of March 22. They were accompanied to the venue by class-mates, teachers and parents and well-supported by the many spectators who attended, not only residents of Treasure Cay but also people from other parts of Abaco.

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BMMRO Raises Funds to Support Student Summer Programs

The Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) gathered a large crowd at Cracker P’s to raise funds to support their educational programmes for Bahamian students. Each summer BMMRO hosts Whale Camp and Internship programmes targeting young Bahamians who have demonstrated a keen interest in marine science.

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Pilot Club of Abaco Donates Lunches to Every Child Counts

Pilot Club of Abaco members visited Every Child Counts (ECC) on March 31. While there, the members distributed 30 meals to the staff and students of ECC as part of their month-long activities in observance of Brain-Related Disorders Month.

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Chloe’s Havens Project Grows

Young artists of Hope Town gathered in the same yard that Chloe played in, to paint beautiful scenes on the empty canvas of the dog shelters. Although the task was taken on with love, there was also an air of quiet solemnity amongst them. The opportunity to be a part of commemorating Chloe’s memory, meant much to them.

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