Education

Chan Pratt Foundation forms art scholarship endowment at COB

July 13, 2016

The Chan Pratt Foundation, founded by the family of the late Bahamian artist Chan Pratt in an effort to preserve his legacy as a forerunner of Bahamian art, has committed itself to establishing a Chan Pratt Memorial Endowment at the College of The Bahamas (COB).

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NHI Secretariat engaging with Bahamians and Stakeholders at home and abroad

July 12, 2016

The NHI Secretariat continued to meet with Bahamians across the archipelago with stops in Mayaguana, Abaco, Acklins and Crooked Island during the month of June, as well as engaging with stakeholder and travelling to South Africa for a bilateral exchange of information.

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ZONTA to train unemployed women in workforce rediness program

July 12, 2016

The Zonta Club of New Providence (ZCNP) will kick-off its’ 4th Annual Workforce Readiness Program, where unemployed women will receive job training during a three-week program that will culminate with two participants receiving College scholarships.

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A YOUNG MAN'S VIEW ON INDEPENDENCE: 43 years on and still we need to break the shackles

July 08, 2016

WHILST WE have accomplished much since our Independence in 1973, we continue to be a country that celebrates "flag independence", more so than what it means to be truly economically and socially diverse and self-determining.

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Improving our education system

July 08, 2016

Two of the indispensable ingredients necessary for a child's successful education are a home life conducive to learning and good teaching in school. Improving the quality of family life is a rather complex matter, admitting no easy or short-term solutions.

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23 graduate in first BAMSI ceremony

July 08, 2016

THE Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) held its first graduation ceremony yesterday, a milestone for the controversial project that Prime Minister Perry Christie has long said will be at the centre of efforts to usher the country into an era of food security.

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Texas Southern University gave 10 scholarships to Bahamian students

July 08, 2016

Texas Southern University recently gave 10 scholarships to Bahamian students. The presentation ceremony granting the scholarships took place June 16, 2016 at the House of Assembly.

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Atlantis hosts shelter management training

July 08, 2016

As part of hurricane preparedness efforts at Atlantis, Paradise Island, a series of volunteer training exercises – new for some, a refresher for others – have been taking place on property readying team members who have signed up for duty should a storm come our way.

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BTVI graduates reminded of their value to workforce

July 07, 2016

“BTVI is not a dumping ground for low-achieving students or those who are not college material,” emphasized the first president of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson during its recent commencement exercise.

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Chan Pratt Foundation forms Art Scholarship Endowment at The College of The Bahamas

July 07, 2016

The Chan Pratt Foundation, founded by the family of the late Bahamian artist Chan Pratt in an effort to preserve his legacy as a forerunner of Bahamian art, has committed itself to establishing a Chan Pratt Memorial Endowment at The College of The Bahamas.

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Exuma expedition for team of Rangers

July 07, 2016

SIX Royal Bahamas Defence Force Rangers recently completed a five-day educational expedition to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park as guests of the Bahamas National Trust.

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Higgs & Johnson associate achieves world's highest mark in the STEP Company Law and Practice exam

July 07, 2016

Jo-Anne Stephens, associate at Higgs & Johnson, recently received a STEP excellence award for achieving the highest mark in the world on the Company Law and Practice exam.

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Scotiabank invests $2,000,000 in Junior Achievement for 'Road to Success'

July 06, 2016

Scotiabank is investing $2,000,000 in Junior Achievement's (JA) project Road to Success. JA is one of the largest nongovernmental organization (NGOs) in the world devoted to inspiring and preparing youth to be successful in today's global economy.

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Exercise your democratic power

July 06, 2016

Interesting debates always emerge when the question is posed as to whether or not citizens living in democracies should feel obligated to vote.

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An amazing summer story to tell

July 06, 2016

StemForce Bahamas (SFB) is an amazing summer program that has given a few lucky public school students from New Providence, Grand Bahama and Long Island the opportunity to take the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning outside the four walls of the classroom to spectacular geological settings -- whether it's the beaches of The Bahamas or the Grand Canyon in the Southwestern United States, the students are taken to places that is anticipated will inspire them.

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Left or right

July 06, 2016

I remember I wrote an article some time back titled "The Middle Road" which was all about balance in our lives.

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Let the music play

July 06, 2016

Thirteen years after becoming a member of faculty at Kingsway Academy, the students impacted by the school's music teacher and choir director, Francyss Pratt, reunited to say "thank you" to the educator who has recently retired.

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CWC veteran to speak at BTC business expo

July 06, 2016

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited, (BTC) will host a Business Expo on July 14th at British Colonial Hilton.

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RBPF Summer Youth Programme opens in Grand Bahama

July 06, 2016

The official opening of the annual Royal Bahamas Police Force Summer Youth Programme was held Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Calvary Temple Assemblies of God on Clive Avenue in Freeport.

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BTVI graduates called onto contribute to country's economic vision

July 06, 2016

Gowon Bowe, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Chairman, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, advised the 2016 graduating Class of Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to make contributions to the country’s National Development Plan (NDP), a 30-year blueprint that outlines the economic vision of The Bahamas.

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