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ECC graduates 13 with visit from Prime Minister

In the presence of the Right Hon. Perry Christie and accompanying dignitaries, thirteen students graduated from Every Child Counts. The Commencement Exercise took place in the morning of June 10 at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

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Graduates excited about maritime opportunities, industry

The 4th Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) Graduation Ceremony was held at the Spinnaker Restaurant on June 13. The 2013 Graduates were: Pedro Maycock of Forest Heights Academy; Johnson Auguste, Andrew Doute, and Oliver Forbes of S. C. Bootle High School; Mary Ann Fenelon, Nija Led, Yoba Wilson and Chester Davis of Abaco Central High School; and Devin Winder of Agape Christian High School.

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Sandy Point youth enjoy organized weekend

The first Sandy Point Youth Weekend took place during the weekend of May 31 –June 2. According to one of the organizers, Valeria Lightbourne, this was a real community effort by people of the area wanting to provide positive activities for the children. “We were shocked at the number of supporters who turned out. The young people are obviously looking for things to do,” she stated.

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Mr. Willis “Pops” Weatherford retires

After running Pop’s Place for over fifteen year, Mr. Willis ‘Pops’ Weatherford and his wife Gloria have decided to retire from the restaurant business and enjoy some well-deserved rest.

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Defence Force Rangers Installation Ceremony held on Abaco

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers programme continued to exceed expectations in youth development when it officially installed some 55 students from five junior and senior high schools in Abaco into its youth programme on June 13.

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GGYA’s Bronze Completion presented to twenty six students

On the evening of June 4, twenty six students from three local schools- SC Bootle, Abaco Central High School and Forest Heights Academy- were awarded their Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) Bronze Completion.

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Pathfinders awards eleven

On June 24, Pathfinders, the local scholarship organization, held its award recognition ceremony. Bringing remarks at the event were Leazona Richard, Jo-Ann Bradley and Michael Albury. This year eleven students received scholarships from the organization to further their education in this country and abroad. Students must maintain an average Grade Point Average of 2.5 or risk losing the scholarship.

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Dept. of Education hosts pre-Independence Youth Rally and Parade

The Department of Education Abaco District presented a Pre-Independence Youth Rally and Parade in celebration of The Bahamas’ 40thAnniversary on June 5 at the BAIC Park. The patriotic theme proclaimed: “The Bridge to the Future…The Journey Continues.”

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Bahamas Fly Fishing Industry Association important to Abaco

The Bahamas Fly Fishing Industry Association (BFFIA) is a nationwide organization of stakeholders in the fly fishing industry. It encompasses a wide reaching range of members such as fishing guides, lodges, trade organizations, conservation groups, anglers, fishing enthusiasts, second home owners and visitors and is incorporated as a non-profit organization.

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Derek Lee Regatta showcases young talent

The Hope Town Junior Sailing program ends every May with the prestigious Derek Lee Regatta. This was first awarded in the 1960s and many local grew up racing in it. Since the Optimist training program started at the Hope Town Sailing Club this regatta has been held for the past seven years with great success.

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