Approximately twenty Government Officials, among them the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis, who is also the Minister of Works, and the Minister of Sports, Youth and Culture, the Hon. Daniel Johnson, arrived on Abaco from Nassau the morning of September 16.
Summer is here and with it a multitude of restless children waiting to be entertained with interesting projects and new learning experiences. For the past ten years, Friends of the Environment, Abaco’s environmental education organization, has been offering children’s camps to awaken their interest in preserving Abaco’s delicate environment and …
Programme Director/Instructor of the Creative Studio Boutique, Stacey Bethel-Adderley, is once again running a Summer Art Camp at her Creative Studio Boutique located above Home Fabrics, Apt.8 from June 30 to August 1. This is the fifth year running that she has offered this Art camp.
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture (MYSC) the Hon. Daniel Johnson met with various stakeholders to “put the final touches on the Abaco sports facilities project” for both Murphy Town and Moors Island, announcing that ground will be broken in May 2014.
Henry Higgins, the recently appointed Director of Junior Junkanoo at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, attended the Abaco Junkanoo Love Rush Parade held on February 21-22.
After learning of art workshops for talented, young Abaco artists on Hope Town taught by Walt Bartman, Albury’s Ferry decided to assist these young artists by sponsoring free ferry rides to and from the Cay for the duration of the classes.
Approximately thirty youths- high school and college students- were able to take advantage of the Government Summer Placement Program that ran from the beginning of July to August 23. Each child had the opportunity to work for one week in one of the government offices or private entities participating in the program. The Road traffic Department, The Port Authority, the Royal Police Force, the Department of Education, the Department of Marine Resources, the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Culture, BEC, the Post Office as well as Abaco Hardware and the College of The Bahamas employed students.
School will soon be out, summer fun will begin and young people will need some wholesome activities to occupy their time. Camp Abaco is ready, once again, to welcome young people to its great, Christ-centred youth experience. Camp Abaco is situated in a safe and secure environment three miles south of Marsh Harbour, amidst beautiful natural and tranquil surroundings with a private beach. Its amenities include a large cafeteria, chapel on the hill, separate dormitories for boys and girls, basketball /volleyball courts and playing field for games such as softball and soccer. A new addition for this year includes a large outdoor movie screen for ‘Movie night Under the Stars’.
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.”
The Central Abaco Members Group of the Bahamas Red Cross Society held their monthly general meeting at the Dundas Town Church of God on Feb.23. Sarone Kennedy, group leader, outlined the fundamental principles that guide the Red Cross movement adding that one of the greatest unwritten principles is confidentiality. He also mentioned the need to maintain membership in the group.