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Ryerson students reflect on time spent at Every Child Counts School

In May, 2012, seven students from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada volunteered for five weeks with the Every Child Counts School in Marsh Harbour. The five students were recent social work graduates; two were on academic student placements in Early Childhood Studies. Here are their reflections on ECC and Abaco.

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Community Rallies to Save it’s Heritage

The Man-O-War heritage Museum recently welcomed a new addition to its collection. The sailboat, “The Man-O-War” was saved from ruin and moved to its new home in front of the Museum. Despite initial doubts, the entire sailboat was rescued and thanks to a community effort this piece of Man-O-War’s history was salvaged and will be on show for future generations.

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An Insight into the Art of Crabbing

‘Tis the season to go crabbing. I have spied many people enjoying this pastime over the past weeks. Here in Casuarina Point, during the months of May and June especially, it is not unusual to see people running down the road carrying a croaker sack in pursuit of a large crab or poking in the bush with a stick or machete. Then, after dark truckloads of people is a familiar sight crawling along the roadside on the lookout for these creatures with people running alongside shining torches into the bush. A flashlight shone into its eyes will blind a crab causing it to stop and thus become an easy target. These crabbers are always well rewarded as land crabs are plentiful at this time of year.

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New Rehoboth Camp focuses on the Biblical story of Daniel

Earlyn and Joan Baillou of New Rehoboth Ministries International held their Vacation Bible Camp from July 30 to August 3, and presented “The Story of Daniel.” This year’s Scripture text was Daniel 5:12. Last year, the Biblical character of David had been selected; however, Ms. Baillou explained that she went before the Lord to ask what to share this time around, and she said Daniel was chosen.

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Interior decorator’s work entered in Fidelity competition

Vashti Johnson, an interior decorator and designer from Creative Designs, entered Fidelity Bank’s Independence Day competition in July. Her latest creation was featured at the bank’s Abaco location, and displayed an old-time Bahamian scene. She constructed a wooden home that contained items from as far back as the 1920s.

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15th Cacique Awards ceremony to be held

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is now receiving nominations for their 15th Cacique Awards Ceremony which will be held on January 27, 2013. Any member of the public may cast a nomination for the general awards, the Minster of Tourism’s Hospitality Award or the Clement T. Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award. They may nominate as many persons as they wish. The same person may also be nominated for more than one award if he/she is making a contribution in more than one area.

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Methodist Church Leaders Honoured in July

A service was held at St. Andrews Methodist Church, Dundas Town, on July 15 to celebrate leaders within the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. Eighteen leaders who had served the church for years were honoured for the roles they had performed such as preaching, chairing meetings, raising money and conducting prayer meetings.

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Churches Partner to Offer VBS at Grace Gym

Through a partnership with Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel and Newton Baptist Church, which is based in Alabama, a Vacation Bible School was held from July 16-20 at Grace Gym. The VBS took on an Incrediworld Amazement Park theme where children experienced “a thrill ride through God’s Creation.” Kerry Brackett and Alyssa Johnson of Newton Baptist Church’s mission team were among 18 other members, and they expressed that it is their first time coming to The Bahamas. Although the Newton mission team planned to depart on July 19, members from Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel continued the VBS until that Friday.

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The Life of A Remarkable Lady

Lovely Rockley’s presence in the community is felt in many ways. She is a remarkable lady whose influence and generosity touches many lives. “Life is good,” she says as she exudes joy. “We have a choice in life; we can be better or bitter. Everything we go through is a lesson to learn.”

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Closing Ceremony Held for Youth Camp in Sandy Point

The Ministry of Youth’s Summer Youth Camp called “Creative Juices” was held at J.A. Pinder Primary School from July 16-20. The camp was offered to children aged four to 16 years old, and saw a record number of 44 attending the camp. Principal Brenell Higgs was the camp coordinator and was assisted by a number of persons. On July 20 a closing ceremony was held and Khadijah Stuart served as the moderator.

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