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Rangers Commended During Passing Out Parade

Sixty nine Rangers marched, drilled and paraded in front of a panel of dignitaries, instructors and parents on June 6 for the program’s Passing Out Parade (POP). It was under grey and threatening skies that the ceremony unfolded in the courtyard of the Government Complex; but the weather held until the end of the function.

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Customs Comptroller Retires after Forty Seven Years

Gary Smith officially retires on July 31 after 47 years of dedicated service to the Bahamas Customs Department. He began his career with Customs as a trainee in 1968 and rose through the ranks to become Assistant Comptroller of Customs, acting as Comptroller on three occasions. Mr Smith says that he has seen many changes in the department during his years of service and he has watched it keep pace with its modus operandi as the world has changed.

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Mixed Views Over Ambulance Use for Prom

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) condemned the improper use of one of its registered ambulances in Abaco which was used as a prop for a prom entrance on June 13 and has launched an internal investigation as one of the personnel has reportedly been suspended.

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Pathfinders Wine & Art Festival Raises Scholarship Funds

A Wine and Art Festival was presented by Abaco Pathfinders on May 30 from noon to 8 PM at curly tails. This was a wine tasting event with a chance to purchase fine wine by the bottle or the case while enjoying an art and craft show featuring Abaco's top artists and artisans. A silent auction was also held and light classical music provided an enjoyable background to the event.

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6th Annual BMCC Graduation Sets Grads Sail for “New Horizons”

The 6th Annual Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) Abaco Graduation Ceremony was held at the Spinnaker Restaurant on June 3. The theme was: “Seafarers Sailing to New Horizons.”

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Agape Christian School Graduates Refuse to be Average

Parents and academic staff of Agape Christian School recognized the achievements of the class of 2015 graduates during a commencement exercise held in the evening of May 30.

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1,062 Lionfish Caught During Derby

The 2015 Central Abaco Lionfish Derby removed 1,062 lionfish from Abaco waters. Lionfish are an aggressively invasive species to The Bahamas that negatively impact the ecosystem. The awards dinner was held May 30 at the Jib Room in Marsh Harbour. Several lionfish dishes were prepared and served at the dinner including lionfish dip.

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Ryerson University Students Participate at ECC

This is the fifth year that Professor Jean Golden of the Sociology Department at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, has brought a group of students from Ryerson to conduct programmes and participate in the life of Every Child Counts School. These programmes benefit both the Ryerson and Every Child Counts students. While the university students bring down programs which they have planned for the children they always say that they learn as much from the ECC children as the children learn from them.

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New Hope Town School Choir

The newly formed Hope Town School Choir held its first “Spring Singsation” at the Hope Town Primary School in April of this year.

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Police Give Anti-Bullying Talk to Angels Academy Students

On May 20, the Police Superintendent, accompanied by two of his fellow officer, visited Angels Academy school in Marsh Harbour.

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