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Green Turtle Club holds Staff Appreciation Party

On September 3, the Green Turtle Club on Green Turtle Cay held an awards ceremony for its hardworking and long-serving staff. Twenty staff members that night received awards for their service ranging from ten to forty years. The successful hotel and marina has been a popular tourist destination for over 50 years. The event was held at Bluff House Beach Hotel, the cay's other hotel, and ensured a night off from work for all the staff at the Club. With honorable guests and speakers including Min. Ryan Pinder, the Club's owner, Adam Showell and representing the Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Outten, the night doubled as a farewell to its General Manager, Lynn Johnson.

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Min. of Education revisits schools to examine repairs

The Honourable Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, said that when they visited Abaco a few weeks ago they were concerned about some structural issues at Abaco Central High School, and he wanted to ensure that they were addressed.

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Thirty-three Haitian nationals caught at Hole in the Wall

Haitian nationals discovered at Hole in the Wall

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Final Sailaway Fundraiser attracts crowds

On August 12 the Sailaway beach party was held at Baker’s Bay. The event is organized by the Sailaway Committee and this year it benefitted Friends of the Environment and the Rotary Club of Abaco. The proceeds which are raised by the sale of hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages and t-shirts go to benefit the organizations. Volunteers from both organizations, along with other individuals, staffed the booths for hours. This was the tenth and final Sailaway.

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Ricardo Ferguson takes office as new principal of Abaco Central High School

During the last week of August a new captain, Mr. Ricardo Ferguson, took the helm of Abaco Central High School. Outgoing and dynamic, the new Principal seems to have the right personality to take over the leadership of the most crowded high school on Abaco. Previously occupying the position of Senior Master at R N Bailey, one of the largest high schools in The Bahamas, Mr. Ferguson is used to the challenges presented by a populated school

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Hope Town School’s Top 10 Activities for the 2011 – 2012 year:

Became the FIRST government school in the Caribbean to be awarded the prestigious certification of Green Flag Eco-School because of all the environmental activities the school has done for 30 years. Presented by the Ministry of Tourism and BREEF (Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation) who are the Bahamian sponsors for this United Nations Program schools all over the world vie for.

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Government departments relocate to administrative complex

The end of August kept government workers busy as they bid farewell to their former offices and exchanged them for the newer, more modern facilities located at the Abaco Government Complex. Offices like the National Insurance Board (NIB) have been at their previous location for close to 4 years.

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FNM Chairman passes away on Abaco

Charles Maynard, Chairman of the Free National movement and former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, passed away in Abaco early August 14, 2012. Mr. Maynard was in North Abaco helping prepare for the by-election when he collapsed from a heart attack. He was unresponsive when he arrived at the Treasure Cay Clinic and was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m.

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Man stabbed at club in Haitian community

According to police officers at the Marsh Harbour Police Station, a stabbing occurred at Club Perfect, which is located in The Mud on August 9. The incident took place at 11:30 p.m. Police reports indicate that the victim approached the suspect about money that he owed to him. When the suspect refused to return the money, it resulted in an altercation between the two men. As a result, the victim was stabbed in the chest – the stab just narrowly missing his heart.

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Minister for Investments visits two Abaco developments

The Honourable Khaalis Rolle, Minister for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister, visited Abaco on August 10 to assess some of the investment opportunities that are currently available on Abaco. He began his tour with Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club to see how their project has progressed over the years and to see what opportunities are available there.

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