Education

Paint a 'mental picture'

November 26, 2014

Now as we all know, the whole process of becoming successful in life commences with the setting of goals for as my mentor Earl Nightingale put it "Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal"...... Yes it is! So we start the process with some deep thinking, some introspection as we ponder exactly where we presently are in all areas of our life, and then reflect on where we'd like to be in the future. As we participate in this extremely important exercise, ideas will start to flood our consciousness, burst into our mind as it becomes literally flooded with wonderful, exciting dreams of what we wish to accomplish in the future.
One by one we write all of these goals down on a pad of paper. Having taken this first important step on the road to success, we then take the next step which is to establish detailed plans of how exactly we intend to make each of our goals a reality in our life.
OK D. Paul, I'm with you so far as I have A. written down my goals in great detail, and B. I've drawn up detailed plans as to how I actually intend to achieve each of my goals. But what's next? What's the next step in the process?
Well, I touched briefly on this in the last article and of course it's explained in today's title. You 'Paint A 'Mental Picture''. That's right, you start to use your imagination to very clearly see yourself exactly where you want to be, doing what you wish to do very successfully. As you 'Paint A 'Mental Picture'' and clearly see yourself achieving what you wish to achieve in your 'Mind's Eye', an inner excitement and energy will grip you as you move very determinedly and quite rapidly toward the desired target, which is of course Success City.
OK I think I've got it D. Paul #1. I set up my goals #2.I establish plans to achieve these goals, and #3. I use my imagination to assist me in seeing myself where I want to be in life. So that's it, that's all I need to do and then just sit back and allow it to happen? Hell No! Now you've got to do the work, you've got to daily do what needs to be done in order to make your dreams a reality in your life.
Nobody ever achieves great things in life by just sitting on their 'You Know What' every day. You simply MUST religiously do the hard work each and every day if you wish to finally reach Success City.

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Preschool and Daycare Council commissioned

November 26, 2014

The Preschool and Daycare Council was commissioned on Monday, October 20 at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The council will be the regulatory body for early childhood education and daycare, with the specific duties and responsibilities to ensure that the quality of education that preschoolers receive is properly structured. Additionally the council will be charged with developing standards and regulations as set out in law for daycare and preschool centers in The Bahamas and ensuring that the standards are adhered to.
Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald said that the commissioning was an historic event in the country. He said that "as we change the paradigm of education in our country, we must do so at all levels and the most important level is the foundation years".
The minister urged "preschool and daycare centers to establish a strong educational foundation for our primary and high schools to build upon". He also stated that the his ministry is "committed to ensuring that preschools across the length and breadth of The Bahamas have a complement of staff that are well-trained, highly qualified and understand the importance of a strong foundation".
Fitzgerald thanked the members of the council for partnering to help to provide the best learning opportunities for preschoolers.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Nicole Campbell was also at the commissioning exercise and told the council that their appointment is critical to the nation. She highlighted that the council members have a large responsibility as the pioneers of this initiative. Campbell assured the council of the Ministry's support.

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$150,000 in Scholarships for Bahamian Students

November 24, 2014

Winners Announced For 13th Annual Sunshine Insurance Elmira College Essay & Speech Competition...

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Bahamas Outstanding Students' Foundation paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling

November 20, 2014

Bahamas Outstanding Students' Foundation headed by T. Ricardo Whylly paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Wednesday November 19, 2014...

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OAS wants more Bahamian scholarship seekers

November 19, 2014

Representatives from the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE) of the Organization of American States (OAS) met recently with Bahamian stakeholders to apprise them of increased education and training opportunities for Bahamians through the expanded scholarship programs offered by the OAS. The meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday, November 17.
Led by Juliete Mallet Phillip, DHDEE coordinator for the partnership program, the group also discussed ways to improve on the relatively low level of Bahamian participation in the myriad of scholarship opportunities provided by the OAS.
In attendance were representatives from The College of The Bahamas, the Ministry of Education, Bahamas Information Services, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Lyford Cay Foundation.
Of particular interest was the partnership program for higher education and training. Created in 2000, the OAS Consortium of Universities currently comprises over 100 higher education institutions and has significantly increased the number of scholarship recipients over the years. Over 3,000 scholarships were granted since 2010 and 1,800 alone in 2013 but notwithstanding this, the level of Bahamian participation remains relatively low. Philip bemoaned the fact that even though the partnership with the University of Brussels made available some 60 scholarships in 2013, no Bahamians applied.
It was agreed that more public education is needed to raise the level of awareness among the student population and the public at large of these scholarship opportunities. Distinct advantages of the partnership program over traditional OAS scholarships are that these scholarships include language training; they cover about 90% of education expenses and the academic disciplines of medicine and law are included.
Under this partnership program and on an annual basis, China offers more than 100 scholarships; Belgium makes available 60; Macedonia awards 15; several hundred can be secured through Mexico and Brazil has approved some 500 scholarships for 2015, up from the 450 scholarships the cluster of 46 universities awarded in 2014. Applications are to be filed online at the OAS portal.
According to the OAS, the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE) through its OAS scholarship and training programs continues to provide diverse scholarship opportunities for academic and professional development studies to citizens or permanent residents of OAS member countries, to study in recognized educational institutions of the OAS member and observer states, with the goal of strengthening human and institutional capacity and thus, foster integral development throughout the Western Hemisphere.
All interested persons can access additional information at www.oas.org/en/scholarships/ or contact the Student Affairs Department at The College of The Bahamas; the communications division at the Ministry of Education; the technical support division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Bahamas Information Services Department or the Lyford Cay Foundation. Bahamian students living and studying abroad can also contact the nearest Bahamas embassy or general consular for additional information and assistance.

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Cat Island students visit Washington, D.C. on exchange program

November 19, 2014

Four students from Cat Island - Jurique Russell, Donea Burrows, Deshone Johnson and Terran Moss, were accepted to be young ambassadors from Cat Island on an exchange program to Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C., by the school's Principal Maria Tukeva and three students from her school - Lauren, Saba and Jumar - who came to Cat Island to attend the 2nd Annual Cat Island Earth Day in April.
The Bell Multicultural High School students helped the students clean up the beaches on the island's northern coast and were challenged to create an art piece to enter into an eco-art competition, in which they came in second place. Then the Bell Multicultural High School students invited the Cat Island students to visit them at their school in Washington, D.C. From the proceeds from Earth Day events, along with the support of very generous sponsors, the students departed Nassau on October 17 with their chaperone Pamela Poitier for a two-week exchange program, where they lived with host students and got a real taste of life in Washington, D.C. They went to school, wore their uniforms and took classes alongside their hosts in Chinese, Yoga, wood craft, football, and returned the favor by helping clean up the Anacostia River. They also spent the day at a horse farm as guests of Principal Tukeva and learned how to clean the horses and their stalls, put tack on them and ride them as well. It was a life-changing experience the students will never forget.
The Cat Island students toured the White House, the Capitol building, the Smithsonian Institute, the National Air & Space Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall, Howard University and Lincoln University.
The students have vowed to restart the recycling club on Cat Island, and become the young ambassadors to the next group of students on their exchange trip to Washington, D.C. Jennifer Calaria, who created the Cat Island Earth Day two years ago, was thrilled to give the students the exposure that allowed them to see the world and their part in it, and most importantly how good they have it on Cat Island, how they can help preserve the island and celebrate their own history and heritage.

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RBC Royal Bank provides support to deserving BTVI students

November 19, 2014

RBC Royal Bank recently made a $10,000.00 donation to the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI). The donation represents the third and final installment of a $30,000 RBC commitment to BTVI which provides tuition assistance to three deserving students. RBC has invested in hundreds of youth development programs throughout The Bahamas and remains committed to educational programs that make a difference to the community.
The recipients of the 2014 RBC tuition assistance are Victorian Knowles, Dexter Laidley and Philip Curling. Curling is pursuing an associate of applied science degree in information technology management. Laidley is working towards a certificate in electrical installation and Knowles is enrolled in the associate of applied science in information technology management program.
"I was surprised to receive the call telling me that RBC had donated and as a result I was selected as a recipient", exclaimed Knowles. Grateful for the opportunity RBC has afforded her, she explained, "I have always wanted to pursue a degree in information technology since I was nine or 10 years old, and now with this assistance I am able to achieve a lifelong dream. My ultimate goal is to work as an X-ray technician and this training at BTVI will allow me to build on a very strong foundation."
Dr. Iva Dahl, BTVI manager/consultant, expressed her gratitude to RBC Royal Bank for its contribution. "RBC is well known for its philanthropy in The Bahamas. At BTVI we are elated to have again been selected as recipients of such a kind gesture."
Dr. Dahl added, "Your donation proves that you are concerned about education in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and more importantly that you see the value in technical and vocational education. We are most appreciative for the donation which has assisted three more students to obtain tertiary education. We now have three additional dreams being realized as a result of this corporate sponsorship."
"RBC supports a wide range of initiatives that help young persons to realize their potential. Our contribution to BTVI allows us to expand educational opportunities for young Bahamians with the expectation that they will lead and inspire future generations," said Nathaniel Beneby, managing director, RBC Royal Bank, The Bahamas, Cayman and Turks & Caicos Islands. He continued, "I wish this group of young persons the best of luck and continued success as they pursue their academic and career goals."
If you would like to know more about courses offered by the Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute, please visit http://www.btvi.org.bs/jhome/.

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Oil industry professionals leading recruitment drive for more Bahamians

November 19, 2014

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Buckeye Partners L.P., Bahamas Oil Refining Company International Limited (BORCO) and their sister affiliates started the third year of their Petroleum Products and Measurement Program at Bishop Michael Eldon School (BMES) last week. The program aims to educate students on possible careers in the petroleum field, and this year, 26 high school students from BMES were chosen to take the afterschool program.
Headed by Andrew Williams, operations planner at BORCO, and Perez Burrows, a Statoil operator, the eight-week course offers young possible recruits an insight into everything oil related, mechanical and scientific.
Principal of BMES Anita Docherty encouraged the students to embrace the opportunity. "I encourage you to do better than your predecessors and to surpass the expectations in this course. These young men have chosen our school to help and I want you to embrace the opportunity this industry can offer you - it's a well kept secret and the prospects are endless," stated the veteran educator.
Led by Williams, Burrows and affiliates from Inspetorate, Amspec, Intertek/Caleb Bret and Saybolt, students will attend free afterschool classes on Thursdays and also have various field trips to BORCO and Statoil labs. "My colleagues and I donate our time to this education opportunity," said Williams. "Thanks to finding this job, I have traveled all over, the Middle East, Europe and the U.S., and I can work anywhere now. Luckily enough I can work at home and I want others to consider this career and embrace the chance we have in our own backyard."
Speaking to the students at the opening day, Perez Burrows urged the students to grasp this time with persons in the business to give them an advantage over other students they are competing with worldwide. "This is the time to excel and show us what you are capable of," said Burrows. "Those of you who take this chance may gain a better advantage for college acceptance or placement in trainee programs."
According to Williams, six of the top 10 companies in the world by revenue for the year 2014 are petroleum companies. "Some of these mega companies are affiliated with BORCO, Statoil and their affiliates and our little country is in the midst of a mass petroleum movement worldwide. My advice is to make smart career choices and become part of the fastest-growing industry right here."

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Victory or defeat

November 19, 2014

My Friend, as you daily travel the road of life with all of its 'Up's' and 'Down's', it's various battles which need to be fought in order to finally reach the target, which is of course Success City; do you anticipate, expect 'Victory Or Defeat?' Now hopefully, your immediate answer to that question was, that you always expect victory, you expect to succeed at all that you undertake. However, many, without perhaps being fully aware of it on a conscious level, have a rather defeatist attitude due to some negative programming that they received during their young, formative years.
That's right, although some people appear on the surface to believe in themselves and their ability to win in the end thus achieving their goals one by one; in reality deep down in their subconscious mind they really doubt that they will be able to achieve victory in the end. This of course is deadly and in the end can only result in utter defeat, in failure. As Earl Nightingale put it "Everything in life is an attitude, it's a mindset".....Yes indeed it is!
But as stated already, some appear to have a positive mindset and are thus poised for success; when in reality, thoughts of failure dominate their subconscious mind. If you suspect that this may be happening to you as so many of your efforts to get ahead seem to ultimately end in defeat, in failure; well then, I believe that it's perhaps time for you to get the much needed assistance you obviously require in order to reprogram your subconscious mind with abundant thoughts of Victory....of succeeding.
My Friend, to reprogram your subconscious if you feel it's repeatedly causing you to fail in life, you need to visit a fully qualified counselor, life coach or clinical hypnotherapist who is able to assist you in getting down to the subconscious level of your mind and putting in a new program which will indeed assist you to win again and again in the future.
Actually, if you wish to log onto my website at www.dpaulreilly.com you can subscribe to The Winners Club or The Gold Club where you will have access online to my Affirmation-Relaxation exercises which will assist you with this reprogramming process, which is so vital to your future success.

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Governor General at St. Augustine's Flag Day

November 18, 2014

Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, raised the National Flag during the Flag Day Ceremony at Saint Augustine's College on November 7...

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PM says COB Vital to Natioanl Plan

November 18, 2014

Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie told students of The College of The Bahamas that they have an integral role to play in the further growth of the country, as he officially announced “The National Development Plan -- Vision 2040...”

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VAT Will Not Be Added to National Examination Fees
VAT Will Not Be Added to National Examination Fees

November 15, 2014

It has come to the attention of the Minister of Education, Science and Technology that one of the Ministry’s school official disseminated information that is inaccurate and untrue...

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Treatment of VAT in relation to National Examinations
Treatment of VAT in relation to National Examinations

November 14, 2014

Pursuant to Regulation Nine of the Value Added Tax (VAT) Regulations 2014, VAT will not be charged on tuition cost for any course of study in a preschool, primary or secondary school...

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Non-Profit Donates School Supplies
Non-Profit Donates School Supplies

November 12, 2014

As a part of its educational development thrust, the Nassau Bahamas Alumnae Chapter (NBAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. donated about 400 school bags filled with supplies to local schools within the past month...

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46 students enter Teacher-Cadet Program

November 12, 2014

The Teacher-Cadet Program recently received an influx of 46 students who it is hoped would be among the 2017 entrants of the School of Education at The College of The Bahamas.
Tenth grade students from 14 high schools, an even split between public and private schools on New Providence, were inducted into the program during a recent ceremony in the ballroom at Government House hosted by Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling.
C.V. Bethel Senior High School had the largest cadre of students from the public sector, with seven students; Queen's College had the largest from the independent schools, with four students being inducted. Of the inductees, nine students are aspiring mathematics teachers, eight hope to pursue primary education, six of the aspiring teachers have an interest in early childhood education and five for both English and science. Other subjects of interest across the inductees include accounts, business studies family/consumer science, music, Spanish and special education.
The new inductees along with the program's cadet graduates were charged to always strive for excellence by Angela Pratt-Rolle, undersecretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
As future teachers, she told them that they would have an "awesome responsibility" because they will play an important role in shaping the future of the country.
She likened the students to artists and told them that, as educators, they "[will] shape minds, paint hearts with a passion for learning, mold character, sketch dreams and help create the architectural blueprint for the development of our nation's youth".
Pratt-Rolle stressed to them the importance of never settling for mediocrity and said that, in choosing excellence, they must also choose to be life-long learners.
"Three of the most powerful things [you] could possibly possess are wisdom, knowledge and understanding."
The students were told that when they are able to use those elements as tools in their daily lives, they would become a seamless inclusion in their lessons and their lives as educators.
She reminded them that education as a career is a noble profession - by far the most valuable and important career there is.
"While you may not be paid lavishly, the return on your investment will be manifested in the lives you empower," said Pratt-Rolle.
The education ministry employee told the teacher cadets that their gratification would be in seeing their pupils succeed and that they would help to create the country's future leaders.
"Teachers give what cannot be taken away -- a wealth of knowledge and information that, once you acquire, will remain yours for a lifetime."
While a lot of the emphasis was placed on the new inductees, this year's 23 graduates who matriculated at The College of The Bahamas were also awarded for their successful completion of the three-year Teacher-Cadet Program.
The Future Teachers of The Bahamas, also referred to as the "Teacher-Cadet Program", was established in 1995 to meet the increasing shortage of skilled teachers in critical areas. It is an innovative approach to attract students to the teaching profession and encourage them to become interested in teaching. The program aims to provide insight into the nature of teaching, critical issues in education and the importance of teaching so that eventually the cadets will make teaching their career of choice.
The criteria for eligibility into the program include five or more Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) passes with grade C or better, going through an interview process, having a keen interest in the teaching profession in specific teaching disciplines, having the ability to succeed in the education program at The College of The Bahamas and applicants must be Bahamian citizens.

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St. George's High School graduate awarded FIDA scholarship

November 12, 2014

St. George's High School graduate Teonya Takahra Knowles is the eighth recipient of a two-year scholarship awarded by the Grand Bahama Chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).
Knowles, who aspires to enter the field of law, will pursue an Associate of Arts in law and criminal Justice. She was named the scholarship recipient yesterday. The FIDA Scholarship, valued at $2,000 annually, is tenable at The College of The Bahamas.
The award is available for Bahamian citizens and Grand Bahama residents who are recent high school graduates from a Grand Bahamian high school. The student must have at least five Bahamas General Certificates of Secondary Education (BGCSE) examination results at grade "C" or above, including mathematics and English, and a minimum 3.0 high school grade point average.
Knowles earned seven BGCSE examination results.
Previous scholarships were awarded to Patrick Lamar (electrical engineering), Kishmere Rolle (pharmacology), Destiny McKinney (law), Pedro Neely (biology with a minor in chemistry), Abigail Wallace (biology with a minor in chemistry), Jessica Bain (physics with a minor in mathematics) and Angelique Smith (biology with a minor in chemistry).
In 2009, FIDA also introduced a $500 book grant for a student(s) attending The College of The Bahamas in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement. One grant is given in memory of late FIDA member Nekcarla Grant. This year, the FIDA awarded three book grants to deserving students -- Tamarind Johnson, a graduate of St. George's High School and student at The College of The Bahamas in New Providence; Tominitra King, a graduate of Grand Bahama Catholic High School who received the Nekcarla Grant Book Grant and who is pursuing a degree in banking and finance, and Shavanya Roberts, a graduate of Grand Bahama Catholic High School who is pursuing an associate degree in law and criminal justice.
FIDA is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Organized in Mexico City in 1944 to promote the principles and aims of the United Nations in their legal and social aspects, FIDA works to establish friendly international relations on a basis of mutual respect and equality, and to promote the welfare of women and children. Members and affiliates from 80 countries meet every second year in the country of the current president, in rotation among five areas of the world during which time articles on legal and humanistic topics is issued biennially.
Individual membership is open to male and female law graduates admitted to practice in their respective countries or eligible to be admitted. Academics and law students can also be members. Apolitical, non-profit, independent organizations of women lawyers may affiliate with FIDA as voting members. Men and women non-lawyers interested in the advancement of women in the legal profession may participate in FIDA as patrons. FIDA New Providence was reestablished as a chapter in March 2014.

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29 Berry Islanders graduate BTVI general maintenance course

November 12, 2014

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently graduated 29 Berry Islanders from its general maintenance course.
The 16-week course included fundamentals of carpentry, plumbing, tiling and electrical installation. The course offered each Friday evening and Saturday, spanned a 10-hour period per weekend. The graduates included R. N. Gomez All Age School students as well as adults.
BTVI Academic Dean Pleshette McPhee told the graduates at the ceremony held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church in Bullock's Harbour, Berry Islands that, with global competitiveness, higher education was becoming increasingly critical.
"Through tertiary education, individuals are armed with a multitude of skills relevant for improving their lives within a society. As critical thinkers, entrepreneurs, innovators and engineers, educated citizens share the responsibility to be catalysts for change," said McPhee.
R. N. Gomez Principal Brian Williams also encouraged the graduates. "Crime is out of control, but you are moving in the right direction. Our future is bright. Our future is secured," he said.
School Deputy Head Boy Pharon Winder, who hopes to join the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, recognized the significance of the course and how it would factor into his future.
"It was needed. I will need some of these skills on the defense force and even on a daily basis," said the 16-year-old. "This can take me far. I can show others what I have learned and build on my experience," he said.
Janette Taylor, 49, said the skills she learned would serve her well.
"I have a building I am opening and can hook up lights, do some plumbing and some carpentry. I'm so excited. It was very helpful and it made me feel young," she said.
The Berry Islands Homeowners Association and members of the community also played an integral role in helping the participants.
President of the Berry Island Homeowners Association William Kalis expressed his continued support of such initiatives sponsored by the association. He reminded the graduates that they are an important part of the world economy.
Also in attendance at the ceremony were BTVI Dean of Construction Trades Alexander Darville, BTVI Chief Councilor Cardinal Rolle and Michelle Bowleg, education district superintendent.
BTVI previously conducted the same course in Harbour Island, Cat Island, Andros and Exuma.

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COB Sigma stages entrepreneurship seminar

November 12, 2014

College of The Bahamas students got the opportunity to explore the possibility of entrepreneurship as a viable career path and learn about entrepreneurship opportunities in the country recently, courtesy of the collegiate chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
The Beta Beta Lamba Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma organized and hosted the seminar as a part of Sigma Week at the country's largest tertiary institution.
"This seminar has become a signature event for the chapter, and students say they get a lot out of it," said President of Beta Beta Lambda Mick Massaar. "We had a packed house with students asking lots of question so I'm sure we got the message out about a career in entrepreneurship."
Four local entrepreneurs interacted with students at the Harry C. Moore Library in a panel discussion on how to start a business, the joys of running their own businesses and the challenges of getting a business up and running.
Seminar panelists included creative consultant Randia Coakley; Owner of Islandz and Islandz Tours Jaime Lewis; business consultant Yohancy Kemp and Derek W. Smith Jr., a public relations and photography business owner.
"The promotion of entrepreneurship is a part of the international fraternity's global initiative of bigger, better business and seeks to transform our communities through promoting and supporting small business," said graduate advisor for the collegiate chapter Christopher Saunders. "The fact that Beta Beta Lambda has decided to embrace this aspect speaks volumes for the long-term vision the chapter has not only for the chapter but also the college community and the community at large. They are truly embracing the fraternity's motto of culture for service and service to humanity."
Smith, who served as a seminar panelist, is also the president of Delta Epsilon Sigma.
"The graduate chapter members are extremely proud of the strides being made by our undergraduate brothers at The College of the Bahamas and their ability to effect change on campus," said Smith. "The chapter is ensuring future generations of Bahamians know about the business opportunities available to them."
The seminar was made possible through a public affairs section grant from the U.S. Embassy in Nassau and partial sponsorship from BTC.
The Beta Beta Lambda chapter was the first black Greek lettered organization chartered on the campus and is celebrating 10 years of existence. The chapter was chartered November 5, 2004.

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Keno Turnquest.

November 12, 2014

Now as we all know, people are indeed living much longer these days than they used to in times gone by. That's right, when I was a young boy growing up in Ireland, most people like my relatives for example, usually died in their late 60s or early 70s. Today, 60-year-olds are extremely active and most do not look their age at all.
You see, age just like everything else, is a mental attitude. That's right, as we used to say, "You're only as old as you feel." Well, that is indeed true as everything in life is an attitude of mind. We have a saying in The Bahamas where I reside which really sums this whole matter of age up real well, and it goes like this, "Age ain't nuthin' but a number." Oh how absolutely true that is.
In Dr. Deepak Chopra's great book, which I'd highly recommend everyone read, titled "Ageless Body -- Timeless Mind" he states that we all have three ages, and these three ages are as follows. Number one -- our chronological age, that is the number of years we have been alive on planet earth; Number two -- our physiological age, that is what condition our physical body is in; And number three -- our psychological age, that is how old we feel we are. I'm sure we've all heard that well-known saying, that he or she is young at heart or young in spirit. This is exactly what I'm stating here today, and that is that your age, just like everything else is a state of mind.
Yes, there's no doubt about it whatsoever, if a person thinks young whilst of course taking real good care of their overall health of body, mind and spirit, they will indeed live to a ripe old age, as that well-known saying so aptly puts it. Of course, as far as I'm concerned, the recipe for remaining young at heart and thus continuing to enjoy one's life no matter what your chronological age is, is to always have a very definite purpose thus remaining both physically and mentally active at all times. We continue to always have some exciting goals and objectives that we're involved with to keep us excited about life and mentally alert. We also of course eat healthy and exercise regularly.

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COB Sigma stage successful Entrepreneurship Seminar
COB Sigma stage successful Entrepreneurship Seminar

November 06, 2014

College of the Bahamas students explored the possibility of entrepreneurship as a viable career path and entrepreneurship opportunities in the country on Tuesday November 4, 2014 at the Harry C. Moore Library on the campus of the college thanks to the collegiate chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

The Beta Beta Lamba Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma organized and hosted the event as a part of Sigma Week at the country’s largest tertiary institution.

“This seminar has become a signature event for the chapter and students say they get a lot out of it,” said president of Beta Beta Lambda Mick Massaar. “We had a packed house with students asking lots of question so I’m sure we got the message out about a career in entrepreneurship.” ...

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