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ECC Graduates Ready to Make Their Mark on the World

The 2018 Every Child Counts graduating class took their leap into the world on June 8 at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Twenty students participated in their Commencement Exercises in the morning and at 6pm seven students graduated in a joyous ceremony held under the theme “We are ready …

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St. Francis Honours Retiring Teacher

As she walked up the steps to St Francis Catholic Church in the morning of June 18, Hazel Lorene was greeted by students lining each side of the stairs. As she climbed up, each of them handed her a red rose. Smiling, she stopped to thank them with a kiss …

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Marsh Harbour School of Dance Performs ‘Annie’

Once again, Mrs. Elaine Pilon and her students of the Marsh Harbour School of Dance have delighted the audience with another first-rate show. The performance of Annie at the Grace Gym on Saturday, June 9 was the sixth in their lineup of performances over the years, others of which have …

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Junkanoo Committee Presents Cheques to Participants

The Abaco Junkanoo Committee presented cheques to all participants of the 2018 Love Rush Junkanoo Parades which were held on February 23 and 24 in both the Junior and Adult categories. Committee head, William ‘Tony’ Davis, said that as next year approaches it will mark 20 years of his chairmanship, …

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MP Presents Every Child Counts with Donation

Member of Parliament (MP) for Central & South Abaco James Albury visited the students and staff of Every Child Counts (ECC) on May 31 to present a monetary donation to the school. He was accompanied by Jackie Sawyer and Felicia McIntosh of the Office of the Prime Minister. Principal Lyn …

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Ebenezer Baptist Church Hosts Souse Out and Health Fair

By Kaderin Mills Ebenezer Baptist Church (EBC), located in Cedar Harbour, held its first annual Fun Run Walk Souse Out, and Mini Health Fair on Labour Day, which fell on Friday, June 1. Enthusiastic participants gathered at the grounds just as the sun was peeping its eyes over the eastern …

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81 Students Graduate During Abaco District Graduation Ceremony

The Ministry of Education’s Abaco District held its 2018 Bahamas National High School Diploma Graduation Ceremony under the theme: “Understanding the Whole Picture and Imaging the Finished Results.” The graduation ceremony was held at Full Gospel Assembly of God in Treasure Cay. Following the seating of dignitaries and platform guests, …

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Boys Club of The Bahamas President Hosts One-Day Workshop

Reverend Samuel Rolle, president of The Boys Club of The Bahamas, hosted a one-day workshop at Friendship Tabernacle on May 26. He was accompanied by his executive director, Joseph Cox, out of Nassau. Rev. Rolle explained that the purpose of the workshop was to establish additional executive members for the …

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Junior Minister of Tourism Honoured with Special Assembly

On May 24, 2018 Forest Heights Academy held a special assembly to honour Abaco’s first ever Junior Minister of Tourism winner – Khalea Richard. Khalea competed against students from across The Bahamas and earned the title earlier this year. The assembly was moderated by Lori Higgs-Thompson, a teacher at FHA. …

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Ryerson University Students Assist at Every Child Counts School

Each summer for many years now a group of students, under the guidance of Sociology Professor Dr. Jean Golden, has been spending several weeks assisting staff and students at the Every Child Counts School. This year, seventeen students are spending five weeks at the school during the period April 28 …

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