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Forest Heights Students Excel Nationally

At the National Education Awards in Nassau on February a large number of Abaco students were honored for excellent grades on their BJC’s and BGCSE’s with Forest Heights Academy (FHA) having ten students honored for having five A’s or above. In what may be one of the best ever BJC …

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Scientists Study Coral Reef Health

By Meredith Albury Whether you live here or are just visiting, you probably have seen first hand the beauty of Abaco’s reefs and how they are teeming with life. But how healthy are these reefs? What can we do to ensure protection of these valuable ecosystem services, such as fishery …

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Anonymous Donor Makes Donation to Crossing Rocks Primary School

Last week, the students of Crossing Rocks Primary School were the recipients of a generous donation of school supplies from an anonymous donor. Needless to say, everyone at the school was grateful for the donation, which included new backpacks for the students as well. “May God continue to bless them …

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Abaco to be Represented at 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi

Abaco’s own LaTonya Moss will be representing her island and country at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in the sport of Bocce. She said she was pretty shocked and so excited “I couldn’t breathe” when she was told she would be going …

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New Facility for Head Start Academy

By Nicole Fair Thanks to the foresight of Sir Alford and Lady Eva Houstoun-Boswall, Head Start Academy in Treasure Cay has a newly refurbished facility with spacious classrooms and bathrooms; an impressive foyer and front office; and a large kitchen with long dining table where the children eat together family-style …

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Matriarchs Honoured During Hope Town Tree Lighting Ceremony

On December 6 the Hope Town community came together under the organization of the Hope Town District Council for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. This year the lighting took place at Jarret Park. That evening the town recognized several matriarchs of the community (above, left to right: Tanny Key, Marie …

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Treasure Cay’s Golf Cart Parade and Tree Lighting

By Nicole Fair If you are ever feeling a case of the holiday blues, trot on down to Treasure Cay the first week of December to treat yourself to a good dose of holiday spirit. One of the mavens of Treasure Cay shrugged her shoulders and said, “Well, it’s not …

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Bahamas International Film Festival Comes to Hope Town

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) held part of their annual event in Hope Town for the first time in the history of the organization and hopes to bring even more to the Festival and Abaco in the future. Founder & Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool, said that while the Festival …

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Chinese Delegation Donates to High School

Mr. Tod Wang, project manager of China Harbour Engineering Company, who resides in Freeport, and two attachés from the Chinese Embassy in Nassau, Mr. Fan Jinke, first secretary, and Mr. Yin Haigang, counsellor & DCM, visited Abaco on Nov. 27. Their purpose was to visit Patrick J. Bethel High School …

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Mickey Visits Schools for Photographs and Gifts

Students from Central Abaco Primary School and Every Child Counts School were treated to a great surprise on December 4 as representatives of Disney Cruise Line accompanied by “Captain Mickey” visited their schools. The Disney group comprised of the Disney Character Event Manager, Mr. Larry Madison and Manager of Public …

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