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Artist Highlight: A Talented Young Musician

Seventeen year old Charles Carey III is a talented young musician looking ahead to a career in music. He felt music running through his blood at a very early age and began drumming at the age of five years with the help of his father, Reverend Charles Carey, Principal of Wesley College, who is also a talented musician.

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Anniversary Service held at St. James Methodist Church

The St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town has an interesting history which encompasses many struggles. The current building is the fourth on the site. The first St. James Chapel was built in 1820 and served as the Sunday Chapel as well as a ‘Sabbath Day Methodist School’ where reading and writing were taught.

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Ordination Service held at Kirk of the Pines

During a special service at the Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church on February 24, Kathleen Key and John Hudson were ordained as Ruling Elders of the Presbyterian Church. They will serve as Elders in both the Kirk of the Pines, Marsh Harbour, and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of Nassau.

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Director of Youth meets with community leaders

One of the assignments of Darren Turnquest, Director of Youth at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, during his stay on Abaco was to meet with youth group leaders as a follow-up on the Youth Group Leaders training that took place a few months ago.

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Haitian Youth Conference encourages youth to live better lives

The Haitian Youth Conference 2013 was held from Feb. 17-24 nightly at the Friendship Mission Baptist Church L’Amitie in the Peas community under the theme: “Better Decisions Today for a Brighter Future Tomorrow.”

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Every Child Counts training center and shelter becomes a reality

After three years of meetings, and prayers, about how to proceed with the creating of an after-graduation care center for students, the answer came when the school received a substantial donation from a benefactor. The donation was specifically for this project. The money will permit the construction of a training center and shelter combination that will allow students, unable to cope working independently in larger society, to continue being productive in a work setting. It will also provide the opportunity for continuing self-help training.

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Sand Banks Yacht Club has Change of Watch ceremony

Londoner Terry Donoghue was promoted to Commodore of the Sand Banks Yacht Club during their Change of Watch Banquet at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay, an annual tradition since the founding of Sand Bank Yacht Club in 1972.

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Spring City rocks it

Abaco got a taste of Las Vegas as the Spring City Rockers gambled on the casino capital of the world as their theme and came out on top for the third year in a row at the “Love Rush” Junkanoo Senior Parade on February 23, nudging out the Treasure Cay Explorers by a mere 18 points.

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RBPF hold Annual Parade and Church Service

The Royal Bahamas Police Force, Abaco District, held its annual church service on February 12 at the Saint John the Baptist Anglican Church, Marsh Harbour. In addition to The Royal Bahamas Police Force, the service was also attended by The Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Road Traffic Department, Bahamas Immigration Department and Bahamas Customs Department.

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Children’s Art Class hosted at Hummingbird Art Gallery

The Hummingbird Cottage Art Gallery which opened in the center of Hope Town on January 5 is rapidly becoming a well-known hub for both local and foreign artists. One of its premises is to foster art education in the young and old and to this end the first ‘Kid’s Art Workshop’ was held at the Centre during the school mid-term break.

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