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Cherokee All-Age School receives donation of desks

Michelle Lowe, Principal of Cherokee All-Age Elementary, School received a donation of 20 new student desks for the Cherokee All-Age School on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The desks were donated by Marsh Harbour’s Mason Lodge members.

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Tanisha Charlton chosen as Junior Minister for Abaco

The Junior Minister of Tourism competition took place on March 7 at the Office of the Prime Minister’s Conference Room in the Government Complex. This year’s theme was: “Tourism to the World: I Am Its Voice.”

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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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Minister lays out plans for Abaco’s youth, cultural and sporting facilities

Accompanied his Directors, among them the Director of Culture - Dr. Moxey-Brown, the Director of Sports - Timothy Munnings and the Director of Youth - Mr. Darren Turnquest, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture - the Hon. Daniel Johnson, arrived on Abaco on Friday, February 22. He came to meet and discuss items in his portfolio with the MP for North Abaco and Island Administrators.

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The Rotary Club of Abaco’s Hugh Cottis Floating Trophy returns to Forest Heights Academy

A student of Forest Heights Academy (FHA), Jonnajah Boodle, placed first in the senior category of the Rotary Club of Abaco’s Speech Competition. Her victory allowed the Trophy to return to FHA from the previous year’s winners - SC Bootle High School. FHA held the trophy two years ago.

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Urban Renewal Drill Core after-school programs beginning

The registration for the Drill Core after-school program will be held for all grades 4 to 6 at Central Abaco Primary School (Private schools have been invited to join) on that campus on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 at 3:30pm.

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ECC provides great entertainment at Christmas Assembly

Every Child Counts (ECC) held its annual Christmas Assembly on December 14. Performances were given by all classes as ECC students, staff members and volunteers ushered in the holiday season with an upbeat selection of Christmas songs and skits. Cardesha Wright served as moderator of the program during the assembly.

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Abaco basketball players share their struggles, successes in college

Kevin Altidor and McDonald Jean-Louis stopped by for a visit over the holidays with Ishmael “Stretch” Morley at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture on Dec. 18. Kevin, who attended Abaco Central High School (ACH), and went on to graduate from C C Sweeting Senior High School in 2009, is currently in his final semester at Roane State Community College in Tennessee. He has plans to transfer to a four-year college sometime next year.

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