Education

A Trinidad adventure

July 27, 2016

When Aquinas College student Rajeyve Smith joined the Governor General's Youth Award (GGYA) in 10th grade, his main goal was to sharpen his leadership skills to aid him on his journey to ultimately becoming an educator and authority figure.

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Struggles strengthen

July 27, 2016

Firstly, I really am a sucker for alliteration, thus I love coming up with titles like this -- "Struggles Strengthen."

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57 public school graduates receive scholarship awards

July 27, 2016

Out of 70 public school graduates that originally qualified for this year's Public School Scholarship awards, 57 were able to accept the offer and follow through to the visa process, which means the Bahamian Government along with 10 colleges and universities will invest close to $5.5 million in public school graduates in the form of scholarships over the next four years, according to Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald.

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The top graduating student for 2016 is...

July 27, 2016

From a field of approximately 100 applicants, 17 have risen to the top and were interviewed with the prospect of being named this year's All-Bahamas Merit Scholar (ABMS) as well as secure a $140,000 scholarship towards their undergraduate studies.

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Cat Island students to participate in the 2016 Youth Ambassadors Programme in the United States

July 27, 2016

U.S. Embassy Nassau is pleased to announce that six students from Cat Island have been selected to participate in the 2016 Youth Ambassadors Exchange Program in the United States August 8-26, 2016.

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57 public school scholarship recipients announced

July 26, 2016

The Bahamas Government is investing $5.5 million in 4-year scholarships to tertiary level institutions in the United States and Canada for 57 public school students.

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36 benefit from Doctors Hospital Foundation fund scholarships

July 26, 2016

THIRTY-SIX young Bahamians have received financial assistance from the Doctors Hospital Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation scholarship fund to help offset their educational expenses.

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Students shine in awards

July 26, 2016

NEARLY 60 students from 16 high schools throughout the archipelago were yesterday honoured as winners of the government's Public School Scholarship Award, something Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald called a "very proud moment" for public education in the country.

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Toastmasters applauded for teaching art of effective communication
Toastmasters applauded for teaching art of effective communication

July 26, 2016

Effective communication is “very critical” to the socio-economic development of countries such as The Bahamas and indeed the larger global population given the ongoing incidences of crime and violence in many countries, Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin said Monday.

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Grand Bahama: BTVI and industry strengthening ties

July 26, 2016

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI) is in continued talks with industry, as it seeks to strengthen ties and its position as the country’s premier organization for career training.

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Karpov at Bahamas chess event
Karpov at Bahamas chess event

July 25, 2016

Chess legend Anatoly Karpov is the special guest in Nassau for the Caribbean Sub Zonal Chess Championship, which takes place up until tomorrow.

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BTVI anchors agreement with LJM Maritime Academy

July 25, 2016

In a world where the view of technical education is shifting, The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) and LJM Maritime Academy (LJMMA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for further training and skill development of their students and faculty.

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'A Familiar Walk' takes a look at hurricane preparedness for 2016

July 25, 2016

As the peak months of the 2016 hurricane season approach, ‘A Familiar Walk’ reveals in its latest installment the lessons learned by local disaster management agencies after Joaquin ravaged the southeastern Bahamas.

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Hack<IT> Bahamas announces partnership with INROADS

July 22, 2016

Building on its third successful year, the Hack Bahamas team on Friday announced a partnership with INROADS, a U.S. multi-cultural non-profit focused on development and career preparation for talented, underserved youth.

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Scotiabank employee volunteers visit police camps

July 21, 2016

Scotiabank employee volunteers have been visiting various locations of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Summer Youth Camps over the past few weeks as part of a multi-year $50,000 partnership agreement with the Force.

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Student named to St. John's Dean's List

July 21, 2016

DAVID Johnson III, a first-year communications major at Saint John's Unviersity in Collegeville, Minnesota, has earned the distinction of being named to the Dean's List for the 2016 spring semester.

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Groups handed $70,000 by Lyford Cay Foundation

July 21, 2016

DURING the Lyford Cay Foundations' most recent grants awards cycle, a total of $70,500 was awarded to 15 non-profit organisations, the majority of which provide summer enrichment activities for young Bahamians.

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My last words

July 21, 2016

Dear readers, this is the final part in a four-part series in which I have sought to define or clarify the terms often used regarding sexuality that are misunderstood by many.

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Female Anglican Ordinand checks three things off her to-do-list

July 21, 2016

Anglican Ordinand Jassica Castillo-Burley has been able to check three things off her to-do list after a recent four-week visit to The Bahamas.

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Three summer camps combine for days of fun

July 21, 2016

Some 200 children representing three summer camps in New Providence enjoyed a day of fun and frolic at C.I. Gibson Park, Howard Street, Chippingham.

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