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‘Election 2012: What Just Happened?’ entertains Abaconians

‘Election 2012: What Just Happened?’ was presented on September 21 in the Grace Gym to an audience of 500 plus which must be a near-record for Abaco. People came from as far as Green Turtle Cay to enjoy this hilarious comedy which has played to rave reviews on several occasions in Nassau and also in Freeport.

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Ministry of Tourism offers Session 5 of the BahamaHost Program

Dushinka Roberts of the Abaco Tourist Office facilitated Session 5 of the BahamaHost Program on Sept. 16 at the Tourism Information Center in the Rhonda Hull Building. Roberts began with a brief history of the BahamaHost Program, which was revamped by former Tourism Minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace in the past four years to include more customer service modules. The reason for the change was because many of our guests made displeasing comments about our country regarding their stay on their exit surveys.

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Two Bahamian men lost at sea, rescued by Coast Guard

In a highly publicized story, two Bahamian men were rescued near Riviera Beach, Fla., on Sept. 14. At the time, no one would have guessed that one of the men was from Abaco.

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New Entry Band releases new hit song: “Excited”

Excitement sums up the collective mood of the New Entry Band members, and even more so, since the video shoot of the group’s new hit song: “Excited” at Grabbers Bed Bar & Grill on Guana Cay in late August. Lead singer Wilner Pierre said that since the band’s formation in 2006, things have been going great. In fact, New Entry is looking forward to having “Excited” featured on Bahamian music sensation – Kirkland “KB” Bodie’s – latest “KB & Friends: Vol. 4” album. They also intend to travel to Nassau to promote a few more of their popular songs that predominantly combines pop music with a cross section of musical genres performed onstage in front of live audiences.

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Horticultural Society reconvened on September 14 with presentation by esteemed botanist

Approximately twenty five people attended the season’s first meeting of the Horticultural Society of The Bahamas-Abaco Branch. They met at New Vision Ministries in the morning of September 14 to be treated to a special very informative presentation on the native flora of the country by botanist, Dr. Ethan Fried. Dr. Fried, who calls himself a plant collector, is the Chief Botanist at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera, an organization associated with the Bahamas National Trust.

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Miss Abaco’s China Pageant postponed, prepares for Malaysia

Miss Abaco 2013 Patricia Curry was slated to participate in 2 international competitions as this year’s Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International and Miss Tourism International.

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ECC embraces an expanding partnership

The friendship between Professor Jean Golden, Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, and Lyn Major, Principal of Every Child Counts School (ECC), has grown over the years into a valuable partnership between the two institutions. This partnership has already proved extremely beneficial to both institutions and continues to grow, providing a framework for the development of educational support and community programs for children with disabilities, in collaboration with Bahamian teachers, parents and community leaders.

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Local reverend heads Alpha Institute for Academic Excellence

The Alpha Institute for Academic Excellence was established in 2011 by Rev. Charles Carey of Wesley College. Rev. Carey is one of Alpha’s academic and career counsellors, and has been an educator for 32 years. Alpha Institute seeks to prepare students to live and serve in a global society, and it is on its way to becoming Abaco’s premier online learning institution.

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Thirty seniors enjoyed Urban Renewal luncheon

On August 23, thirty senior citizens from the Central Abaco area were treated by the Department of Urban Renewal to a special luncheon that took place on the premises of the Dundas Town Burial Society. Urban Renewal’s Office Manager, Paulette Nesbitt, explained that the function was held under the patronage of the MP for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, and of Cabinet member, Ryan Pinder, both of whom attended the event.

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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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