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Treasure Cay Resort’s Back-to-School Pizza Night was a great success

The back to school Pizza Night, held at the pool bar of the Treasure Cay Hotel Resort and Marina was a great success with close to five hundred people attending, including close to two hundred children. It was a family night, but most of all it was an evening geared to children. They were able to enjoy a kids’ corner, received back-packs containing school supplies and were entertained by DJ Counselor during a large part of the evening.

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Summer program active in spite of government budget cuts

Approximately thirty youths- high school and college students- were able to take advantage of the Government Summer Placement Program that ran from the beginning of July to August 23. Each child had the opportunity to work for one week in one of the government offices or private entities participating in the program. The Road traffic Department, The Port Authority, the Royal Police Force, the Department of Education, the Department of Marine Resources, the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Culture, BEC, the Post Office as well as Abaco Hardware and the College of The Bahamas employed students.

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Students taking COB courses receive their Certificates of Completion

During a short ceremony under the patronage of MP for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, students who took College of The Bahamas semester courses in Accounting I and Human Resources I, were awarded their certificates of completion. The event took place next to the COB office, at the marina’s reception area of Mangoes Restaurant and Boutique, during the evening of September 4. A group of supporters and people interested in taking courses were also present.

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Retired Defence Force Officer honoured during 40th Independence Celebrations

As part of The Bahamas’ 40th Independence Celebrations, Retired Defence Force Chief Petty Officer Peterson D. James, was honoured as one of the survivors of the HMBS Flamingo vessel on May 10, 1980. Mr. James received a commemorative set of stamps depicting the crewmembers of the ill-fated voyage from the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, in New Providence in July.

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Back-to-School Giveaway organized in The Mudd

On Sunday, September 1 a Back-to-School Giveaway was organized for students from The Mudd. The event, which was organized in part by Octervil Baptist, was the result of donations from local businesses, churches and private citizens. According to Mr. Baptiste this is the first such event organized for the shanty town community. He said that unless the larger community sees them helping themselves and trying to better themselves, how can they expect help and acceptance from Abaconians.

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Back to school ceremony at S. C. Bootle

Some students of S.C. Bootle High School made their way by buses while others made their way by foot to the school for the start of the 2013-2014 school year. According to Principal Huel Moss, they were all greeted with big smiles by administrators and teachers in what has become an annual tradition.

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Back to School Bash presented at Sandy Point

The South Abaco District Council along with South Abaco Corporate Sponsors presented its 3rd Annual Back to School Bash for the children of South Abaco on August 31 in the Sandy Point Hurricane Shelter. Settlements included in the South Abaco constituency are Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks, Bahama Palm Shores, Casuarina Point and Cherokee Sound.

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Artist Highlight: Kimberly Sturrup-Roberts

This week’s featured artist is a highly talented crafter. Kimberly Sturrup Roberts has a very lively imagination which is always leading to innovative new ideas which, along with her very skilled fingers, ensure that she always has some exciting new project in hand. Kimberly’s creative talents first came to the attention of the people of Abaco when she opened a shop in Memorial Plaza in 1995 which sold Bahamian-made crafts and craft supplies. Then in 1998 she began her own special line of crafts, naming her company Bahama Dawn. In 2005 she closed shop and opened her own studio where she keeps very busy with her creations. Her skills are not limited to any one type of craft for as she states on her website; “I like to melt glass and metal, stitch fabric and get messy in clay.”

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Angels Academy hosted their first graduation ever

June 13, 2013, was a very special day for the staff and students of Angel’s Academy. The school was founded in 2006 and so this was the occasion of its very first Graduation ceremony which was held in the Bible Truth Hall. Four students graduated, three from Grade 6 and one from Kindergarten. The three Grade 6 graduates were Hannah Parotti, Tanner Cartwright and Charles Pinder while Jayce Bonell graduated from Kindergarten.

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Abaco Central High School prepares for a new school year

Six new teachers and a new Vice-Principal, Shirley Krezel, will bring new blood and energy to Abaco Central High School for the year 2013-14, but Ricardo Ferguson is still at the helm, committed to lead the ship with new concepts and a firm hand. The Principal’s goals for the new school year are to continue improving the academic performance by increasing the strides made last year as well as to provide more support in vocational areas. Two new subjects are being introduced for the time being in that field: carpentry and pastry baking.

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