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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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July 18, 2012
Developing kids with character

Activities like art, sports and drama may be the draw for parents when they determine which summer camp to send their children to, and at Meridian School's Adventure Camp, they are among the list of activities, but it's at this camp that children are also taught to be mannerly and respectable citizens.
Honesty, integrity, respect, discipline and responsibility are character traits that the 100-plu...

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September 23, 2013
Fitzgerald: Work at schools almost complete

After more than a week of disruptions at Stephen Dillet and Uriah McPhee primary schools, Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald assured parents and teachers of both schools that there is no "threat to their health and safety".
Officials from the Ministry of Education, the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) toured bo...

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School's out on 153 years of Catholic education
June 19, 2013
School's out on 153 years of Catholic education

It was as if the good Lord himself wept on a sad day in the Catholic education system as the gates to two primary schools were officially closed after 153 collective years of educating the nation's youth. Because of the falling rain, the symbolic closing of the gates to the campuses of Our Ladys of the Holy Souls School and St. Bede's Catholic Primary School were canceled.
"It almost compares to ...

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September 08, 2012
Overcrowding Worsens at Many Public Schools

Overcrowding has worsened in public schools across New Providence, but particlarly in the southern division, where some institutions are accommodating double the number of students they were designed to facilitate, Education Director Lionel Sands told The Nassau Guardian this week.
Among the schools whose student populations are booming are Sadie Curtis Primary School, Cleveland Eneas Primary Scho...

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September 17, 2014
School Attendance Unit to shake things up to combat absenteeism and truancy

The last six weeks in an academic year are considered to be the most challenging with the highest absenteeism and truancy rates among students, according to Anzlo Strachan, chief school attendance officer in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
While attendance is always good in September, October and November, it's around February and March that officials start to notice the wean, w...

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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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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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August 10, 2012
School contracts under fire

A contractor who got several school repair contracts this summer acknowledged yesterday that he campaigned for Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald, and that he also has a pending drug matter before the courts.
But Carlos Lamm of JFK Construction told The Nassau Guardian that he is an honest contractor who does good work, and never received any contracts under the previous administration.
"My m...

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April 03, 2014
A critical analysis of the 26th BAAA National High School Track and Field Championships, part 1

There is so much to say about the 26th Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) National Track and Field Championships, which was held last weekend, that we decided to have two parts.
The Scotiabank BAAA National Track and Field Championships saw much excitement and great competition between athletes and schools from around the nation. Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd. continues to give great s...

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