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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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Music Feeds the Spirit at the March Cay Topics Luncheon

Punctuated with hilarious stories describing his experiences at the Academy, Dr. Talley challenged the audience with his insights about the role of music in our lives, our communities and our society. Music is a measure of a healthy culture, he offered, and it infuses every aspect of our lives.

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PERC, Inc. Uses U.S. Tax Deductions to Benefit Abaco Charities

PERC, Inc. –Preservation, Environment, Recreation, Conservation-- is an independent, U.S. based charity. Its sole mission is to support charities and community organizations in Abaco. PERC accepts donations from U.S. taxpayers and, in turn, makes donations --that are tax-deductible to the donors— to Bahamian charities that PERC has ‘qualified’ to receive them. PERC is not affiliated with any Bahamian charity or organization.

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BOSF Recognizes Outstanding Students

The 13th Annual Bahamas Outstanding Students Foundation (BOSF) Awards Ceremony was held at Agape Christian School’s Grace Gym on March 16. The theme was: “Keep Your Eyes On The Prize.”

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National Arts Festival Pits Best Against the Best

Adjudications for The E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival began at the beginning of March in Nassau and were held on Abaco during the week of March 20- 24. This festival highlights the talents of students at primary, junior and senior high school levels in the fields of dance, drama, music and the visual arts. It is a truly national festival since it covers not only Nassau and Grand Bahama but all of the family islands also.

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Rotary Celebrates Women

The Rotary Club of Abaco celebrated “Thirty Years of Women in Rotary” at their general meeting on March 20, 2017. Especially notable for the local Club, it was two Abaconians who were the first to be inducted in the entire Bahamas.

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