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Annual RBDF Youth Summer Camp Empowers Tomorrow’s Leaders

The 3rd Annual Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Youth Summer Camp’s Abaco Division Closing Ceremony was held at Friendship Tabernacle on Aug. 4, 2017. The ceremony’s theme was: “Empowering Leaders for Tomorrow.” Throughout the six weeks of camp, the campers were exposed to many principles that would guide them throughout …

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BYN Summer Camp Reaches Over 200 Abaco Youth

Summertime brings hundreds of tourists to the Abacos each year. This July a group of a different kind of visitors flocked here from all over the United States. This group consisted of folks from Arizona, Michigan, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Of course, this is nothing new. The beauty of these …

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Butterfly Club Partners with Social Services for Gender-Based Violence Workshop

On July 29, a group of 30 plus young girls aged seven to late teens sat around a large table in the recreation room of Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town. They were listening with rapt attention to the information provided by the local Director of Social Services, Ms. Ettamae Jones, who spoke to them about the issues faced by young girls and women all around the world because of their gender especially in countries where women do not have any say and end up being victimized and discriminated against.

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Seminar Focuses on Connecting Literacy, Technology, Special Education and Mental Health

Four members of the faculty of Social & Educational Studies at the University of The Bahamas came to Abaco to conduct a two-day workshop for local teachers.

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ICCD Partners with Local Churches, School to Offer Sign Language Camp on Abaco

The International Christian Centers for the Deaf (ICCD) partnered with Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel and Agape Christian School to offer a Sign Language Camp at Grace Gym from July 3 to July 7.

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Ryerson University Students Assist at Every Child Counts School

This year marks the sixth year that students from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada have been assisting at the Every Child Counts School. Nine students have been working at the school for the entire month of May.

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Rotary Donates to Whale Camp

The Camp typically includes exposing students to all aspects of marine mammal science, such as scientific data collection, acoustic monitoring of a local population of Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and photo-identification.

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ECC Students Secure Medals at Special Olympics Bocce Nationals in Eleuthera

The students enjoyed two days of spirited competition with singles matches and an opening ceremony launching the event on April 28 followed by team competitions and doubles matches on April 29.

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Island Investigators Conduct Garbage Index Survey and Grade Abaco Communities

Through Island Investigators, the students investigate environmental issues on a small scale that affect or concern them as young people. In the past, they have also investigated mangrove disease, planted corals on reef balls, and investigated snails destroying reef in Sandy Point.

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Standing Room Only for ECC Performance in Treasure Cay

Every Child Counts students gave a performance at the Treasure Cay Community Center during the evening of March 22. They were accompanied to the venue by class-mates, teachers and parents and well-supported by the many spectators who attended, not only residents of Treasure Cay but also people from other parts of Abaco.

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