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February 11, 2015
Scabies outbreak in at least five schools

Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said on Monday that all public schools are on "alert" after the scabies outbreak in at least five schools, including two on Andros.
While education and health officials have contained the outbreak, Fitzgerald noted that more cases could pop up.
"We have all of our schools on alert now for any signs to bring it to our attention quickly," Fitzgerald said. "We are...

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January 13, 2014
American para-triathlete, Hector Picard to host Triathlon for The Beacon School

American para-triathlete and motivational speaker Hector Picard, the first and only "Double Arm Amputee" 3x IRONMAN will be visiting Grand Bahama Island March 24th - March 31st...

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August 30, 2010
Davis: Concerns at Old Bight High School, Cat Island Rum Cay All Age School, Rum Cay

Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a statement by the Hon. Philip Davis on the closure of the Old Bight
High School and the schortage of teachers at the Rum Cay All Age School.

"It was with
a heavy heart that I received reports this morning that Old Bight High
School in Old Bight, Cat Island was unable to open today due to incomplete
school repairs and insufficient teachers.  In spite of...

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St. Andrew's School Foundation Names New Development Officer
October 27, 2009
St. Andrew's School Foundation Names New Development Officer

The St. Andrew's School Foundation is very excited and proud to announce the appointment of Nicole Treco to the position of Development Officer. Ms. Treco comes to the Foundation as an alumnus of St. Andrew's School which she attended from Pre-Reception through Year 12. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami and has worked in Advertising, Public Re...

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July 05, 2011
BUT supports action on illegal students

President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) Belinda Wilson expressed support yesterday for the removal of unregularized students from the public school system.
Wilson said teachers are willing to assist the Department of Immigration in identifying undocumented children.
Last week, Immigration Director Jack Thompson expressed the need for the Bahamas to "flush out" undocumented foreign nationa...

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January 30, 2012
SAC dominates BAAA High School Relays

The St. Augustine's College (SAC) Big Red Machine added another high school track and field title to its collection on Saturday, capturing five divisions at the annual Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations' (BAAA) High School Relays.
The Big Red Machine ran off with the under-15, under-17, under-20 women and the under-13 boys divisions. The Queen's College Comets carted off three titles, in...

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April 25, 2012
High school teams set to leave for Penn Relays

Once again, the winning under-20 relay teams from the Scotiabank National High School Track and Field Championships are about to embark on a journey of a lifetime. Each year, the teams are afforded the opportunity to travel to the prestigious Penn Relays, courtesy of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA). This year's teams are the St. Augustine's College (SAC) 4x100 meters (m) an...

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April 04, 2012
Review hiring policies for public school principals

Dear Editor,

I would advise the Ministry of Education to review their hiring policies when it comes to the appointment of principals and senior masters. It has come to my attention that when a school experiences a problem some of the senior masters or mistresses are reluctant to report the matter to their superiors and attempt to charge parents or guardians of the students who were the victims. T...

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February 12, 2014
Top Northwest District students recognized

Candis-Amber Petty, a former student of H.O. Nash Junior School who is currently a student at C.R. Walker Senior School, was recognized for her academic achievements in the 2013 Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) examinations at the 12th Northwestern District Thanksgiving Awards and Recognition Ceremony.She was graded at A grades for the eight exams she sat (and finished in a three-way tie for ...

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November 23, 2012
Government To Lease Closing Catholic Schools

The two Catholic primary schools that are slated to permanently close their doors as of June 2013 will be used by the government under a lease agreement, announced Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday.

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