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FRIENDS Camp Teaches Campers about Abaco’s Ecosystems

The Friends of the Environment’s Junior Camp was held from July16-20 in Marsh Harbour and was geared for six to nine-year-old children. The Senior Camp was held from July 23-27 for 11 to 13-year olds. Now offered for the past six years, Friends Education Officer D’Shan Maycock recalled that the camp was first offered at Central Abaco Primary School but is now held at the Friends’ Educational Center According to Maycock, the junior campers learned about a different eco system every day, and included sea grass, pine forest, sandy beach, coral reef and mangrove habitats.

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Maritime Camp Attracts Majority of Abaco High Schools

Students in Grades 8 and 9 on Abaco experienced the benefits of being involved in the Maritime Summer Camp, which was held for three weeks this summer. The program is sponsored by Campbell Shipping and facilitated by the College of The Bahamas. Two cohorts of 25 students were open to interested students. The summer camp helps to expose the students early on to what is available in maritime, and in turn, lets those involved in the industry know who they are.

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Youth Leaders Certification Course Awards were Presented

In front of a panel of officials from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and from the Ministry of Education, 40 participants in the National Youth Leaders Certification Course were awarded certificates of completion and certificates of participation, during a ceremony that took place in the morning of July 18. The event was held at the Anglican Church Parish Hall and was moderated by one of the participants, Whitney Bain. Many other participants held a role in the ceremony from the invocation prayer by Andrew Lowe, the welcome remarks by Patricia Saunders, the interpretation of a musical selection by Tanna Newbold, to a message from the graduates by Theresa Simms, the vote of thanks by Rebecca Knowles and the benediction by Pastor Machuel Pinder.

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St. Ambrose Band visits Abaco communities

Popular gospel music and the old, familiar notes of church hymns rang out from the instruments of St. Ambrose Community Band members during their tour of Abaco in mid-July. The members visited the island from July 13-15, and stopped in two North Abaco communities before ending their tour in Central Abaco at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church. It was an ideal location for the band’s demonstration as they received full support from church members and attracted the attention of passing motorists.

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High school students participate in Maritime Camp

The three-week Maritime Summer Camp was launched on Abaco for the first time, and two cohorts were offered to interested students. Dr. Brenda Cleare, interim vice president of academic affairs at the College of The Bahamas, and Jamal Smith, company representative and recruitment manager from Campbell Shipping Company, were there …

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Miller Albury Makes Splash at Nationals

Finishing as the third best overall swimmer in his age group, Miller Albury made a splash at the Nationals Championship representing the Abaco Swim Club in 11 events, medalling in 9, June 14 through 18 in Nassau. Miller brought home eight silver medals and one bronze for his efforts at …

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Abaco central High School’s Principal to leave Abaco

After two years as Principal of Abaco Central High School in Murphy Town, Arthur Jones is being posted back on Grand Bahama. In a final interview before he leaves Abaco, the principal recalled the challenges he has faced upon taking over control of the large high school ( 603 students …

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Island Waves Expands to West Africa

Although small in stature, Garnell Stuart-Limperes is a force to be reckoned with as she continues to branch out in different communities, and that includes one in West Africa, in her pursuit of positive initiatives for young people. Last month, the Island Waves Sierra Leone West Africa Branch was started …

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