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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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Island Roots Heritage Festival Highlights a “Fine Tapestry” of People, Culture and History

Under the theme “Beautiful, Bountiful and Blessed” the thirteenth Annual Island Roots Heritage Festival (IRHF) in Green Turtle Cay delivered a variety of native foods, music, arts and crafts, games and informative talks, overcoming the weather on May 4 through 6. At the Festival site visitors, both local and from …

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MP Awards Cash Prizes to Inaugural Essay Competition Winners

On May 3, 2018 James Albury, Member of Parliament for Central and South Abaco and the Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, announced the winners of his inaugural MP Essay Competition at a brief service and reception at his office in the Government Complex. In first place …

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Forest Heights Students Declared 2018 MUNS Winners

The third time seems to be the charm for Nadira Kawalram when it comes to the students she trains to represent Abaco in the Model United Nations Sessions (MUNS). Now a teacher and an advisor at Forest Heights Academy, Kawalram took her first bite of success in 2012 at the …

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Moore’s Island Comprehensive School Hosts Easter Study Camp

By Carlotta Simms The sound of laughter filled the air as the children gathered for their morning games session. An explosion of raised arms saluted the teachers and facilitators as possible answers were pitched forth to be judged. A sense of urgency surrounded the pupils as they were anxious for …

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