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Staff and Students Celebrate Life of an Angel

It was an emotional day for those attending the memorial service for Tara Joan Varga at Angels Academy on Feb. 6, 2017. The event was themed a celebration of the “Life of Our Angel: Tara Joan Varga.”

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Career Fair Highlights CTE Month Activities

Under the theme, “Building Bridges, Closing Gaps… One Student at a Time,” the Abaco Education District Office in collaboration with the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, staged a set of activities to commemorate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month during the month of February. The effort highlighted and brought together major stakeholders in education and business, providing opportunities for all students and the general public in the technical-vocational arena.

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Sweat it Out: Listen to Your Body

There are generally two kinds of people when it comes to health and fitness. You have those who will allow the least sickness, illness, or pain keep them from achieving their health goals. And then you have those who will push through anything in order to keep from missing out on any benefits. This article is speaking more to the latter.

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Ancient DNA Extracted from Extinct Bahamian Tortoise: Abaco Tortoises More Closely Related to Species from Pacific Galapagos than North America

A thousand years ago, the islands of The Bahamas were home to land-dwelling crocodiles and large tortoises. They were the island’s top predators and prey species before humans arrived in the archipelago. An abrupt change in the island’s animal populations occurred around the same time people migrated into the Bahamian Archipelago.

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From The Mudd to the Court: A Young Man’s Success

For young McDonald Jean-Louis faith in action has taken him to a place that he once thought was not possible and he has yet more dreams and goals to fulfill as he seeks to inspire others to achieve their own.

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Chalk Art Festival Raises Funds for Rotary Youth Projects

On Jan 28 the Rotary Club of Abaco held its annual Chalk Art Festival. The Chalk Art Festival is one of the Club’s major fundraisers geared towards its youth programs which include supporting the island’s two Interact Clubs at St. Francis de Sales and Forest Heights Academy.

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Pathfinders Comes to an End After Over 150 Scholarships

An Open Letter from Michael Albury, President of Abaco Pathfinders Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Students, and especially our supporters. While some of you may have heard already, it has come time to publicly announce the closure of Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship Organisation. For more than a decade Pathfinders has been Abaco’s …

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Scotland Cay Brings Christmas Cheer to North Abaco

For the third year in a row, the community of Scotland Cay worked together to create a little extra Christmas cheer for the people in the small towns of North Abaco. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Scotland Cay was a makeshift “North Pole” (minus the cold, of course). Lists were made and checked twice, just as is the custom of Old Saint Nick. For weeks, presents were wrapped, stockings stuffed, and preparations made for hams and dinners to be purchased and delivered.

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Rotary Bell Ringing Feeds Over 170

In December you may have seen smiling men and women in front of your grocery stores ringing a bell and hoping for your change. If you obliged them, then the Rotary Club of Abaco wants to thank you for helping with their annual Christmas Food Parcels.

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Junkanoo Ignites Explosion of Colours on Green Turtle Cay

The theme for this year’s Green Turtle Cay Junkanoo Parade was Birds of Paradise: a name evoking a vision of bright, vivid colours. A large crowd of spectators were treated to the vibrant display as they witnessed the Li’l Island Slammers’ annual Junkanoo Parade which took place on January 2, 2017.

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