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June 17, 2011
James Catalyn is at it again with 'School Days'

James Catalyn and Friends are doing it again and this time they are presenting "School Days," a dramatic production that is bound to tickle your funny bone.  The play, written by comedic playwright legend James Catalyn, has only been staged once and if you missed it then here is your chance join the bandwagon the second time around for a five-night run at the Dundas Center for Performing Arts. The play which started on Tuesday, June 14 takes to the stage through Saturday, June 18, with 8 o'clock. nightly shows.
The play's director, Omar Williams, says  there is a lot that the public can look forward to with this production.
"It is a series of skits that come together to paint a picture of what life and school was like in the olden days. It is a play with a good message and touches on topics that most people can relate to and laugh about.  It focuses on many things from how children relate to one another, making friends, the stress put on teachers and parents, gossip and other topics. It will have you looking back on our society and seeing us as we are. We will be able to look at things that are good, and applaud and laugh at the bad while still knowing that maybe we should try to do something about it. This is a play that the whole family can enjoy and we hope to see a lot of people out."
The stellar cast for this new staging of "School Days" includes Stephanie Braynen, Sherrelle Duncombe, Juliet Holmes, Antoinette Knowles, Trevann Thompson, Veronica Toppin, Geovette Wells, Eric Adderley, Jevon Butler, Chigozie Ijeoma, Conrad Maycock, Jr., Lemorn Miller, Gareth Moss, Leslie Moss, Dwain Wallace and Matthew Wildgoose.
Williams describes the play as a must-see for the family as it's a timeless production that teens and adults will enjoy from start to finish. The Bahamian characterizations, dialect and the timely message sets this play apart from all others says the director.
"We have a stellar cast who are a great combination of the original cast from when the play was first staged and some newer members who have worked together so well that it just adds more intrigue to the production. You can expect to come out and just truly enjoy yourself. It  will be great to see how people will receive this comedy."
LaVonnia Thompson, 49, who loves attending these kinds of productions says she remembers seeing the original play in her youth and says she can't wait to attend this new staging.
"When I first went to see this play I was the youngest in the group and I remember how my mom and older sisters were telling me that I needed to pay attention so I wouldn't be like the students in the play when I go back to school. Now I am the parent and I am planning to take my kids, Cleandra (13), Travare (14) and Randin (16) to see the same thing.  It was hilarious to me back then and I don't think humor changes too much in the generations so I hope they enjoy it too.  It is so good to be able to laugh at yourself and have a good family outing that everyone can enjoy sometimes."
Jordan Minnis wasn't always a fan of plays but since seeing a few plays this season he is more than excited to attend this event.
"The latest I play I saw was "The Cabinet"  and I enjoyed it, especially the roles that Matthew Wildgoose and Chigozie Ijeoma played," said the 19-year-old.  "I am not the biggest play-goer but when I heard that this duo was in this play too and knew I had to attend this.  I am sure I will not be disappointed. Besides, James Catalyn's work is pretty funny.  I am excited to see it when it gets staged."
Tickets for the play are $20 and can be purchased at the Dundas Center for Performing Arts' ticket office.
SCHOOL DAYS
When:  Through Saturday, June 18
Where: The Dundas Center for Performing Arts
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: $20
 
 
 
 
 

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Club 1600 hosts 2nd annual back to school event
August 29, 2013
Club 1600 hosts 2nd annual back to school event

Dozens of students turned out for the second annual Neil Percentie Back to School event hosted by Toastmasters Club 1600 on Saturday, August 24, in Union Village...

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Commonwealth Bank donates school supplies to Grand Bahama, Sweetings Cay and Bimini students
September 11, 2009
Commonwealth Bank donates school supplies to Grand Bahama, Sweetings Cay and Bimini students

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- In keeping with the bank's commitment to assist in developing the communities in which we live and conduct business, Commonwealth Bank is taking its corporate responsibility seriously by recognizing a need and giving back to the community in a big way by assisting Bahamian students with 'Back-2-School’ supplies.

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August 13, 2010
Parents of Walter Parker Primary School students gathered outside the offices of the Ministry of Education in Freeport yesterday morning to protest the transfer of principal Barbara Thompson. The parents said they learned that Thompson had been appointed

By K. NANCOO-RUSSELL
Freeport News Reporter
krystal@nasguard.com

Parents of Walter Parker Primary School students gathered outside the offices of the Ministry of Education in Freeport yesterday morning to protest the transfer of principal Barbara Thompson.
The parents said they learned that Thompson had been appointed principal of Freeport Primary School, while that school's principal, Sheila Scavella, will be the new principal at Walter Parker Primary.
The group, holding placards, marched around the parking lot of the International Building beginning shortly before 9 a.m.
Walter Parker Primary School Board Chairman Godfrey Pinder said the parents are upset at the fact that the board was ...

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August 13, 2010
Parents of Walter Parker Primary School students gathered outside the offices of the Ministry of Education in Freeport yesterday morning to protest the transfer of principal Barbara Thompson. The parents said they learned that Thompson had been appointed

By K. NANCOO-RUSSELL
Freeport News Reporter
krystal@nasguard.com

Parents of Walter Parker Primary School students gathered outside the offices of the Ministry of Education in Freeport yesterday morning to protest the transfer of principal Barbara Thompson.
The parents said they learned that Thompson had been appointed principal of Freeport Primary School, while that school's principal, Sheila Scavella, will be the new principal at Walter Parker Primary.
The group, holding placards, marched around the parking lot of the International Building beginning shortly before 9 a.m.
Walter Parker Primary School Board Chairman Godfrey Pinder said the parents are upset at the fact that the board was ...

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TB Case Confirmed at St. Anne's School
November 05, 2010
TB Case Confirmed at St. Anne's School

A confirmed case of tuberculosis (TB) has led to widespread testing at St. Anne's School, The Nassau Guardian has confirmed.
A teacher at the Fox Hill school was diagnosed with the infectious disease last week, Health Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said.

As a result, staff and students at the school were tested on Monday. Dr. Minnis said that after the case was confirmed at Doctors Hospital, the Ministry of Health was immediately informed.

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April 18, 2011
Leaders in Literacy donates books to D. W. Davis Junior High School

Nassau, The Bahamas -
The Charity of Hope Foundation founded by Furniture Plus is pleased to
launch its Leaders in Literacy campaign. Leaders in Literacy is an
ongoing charity arm of the Charity of Hope Foundation that is devoted to
instilling a love of learning and reading in our Bahamian youth. When
the charity learned of the mission of D. W. Davis Junior High School to
transform its image, Leaders in Literacy stepped in to show their
support by donating books to the school.

"The administration,
staff and students of D. W. Davis Junior High School wish to thank
Furniture Plus for the generous donation of books to further compliment
the library of the school, and to improve our literary program"...

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February 14, 2014
JIG to open with old school party

For the past nine years, the second weekend in March has been cemented as the must attend event known as Jazz in the Gardens, and no other activity can get in the way. This year the popular weekend of music has been extended to encompass a third day with the addition of a Friday Night Opening Party -- and they're going old school with Dazz Band and the S.O.S. Band.The Dazz Band, the American funk music band that was most popular in the early 1980s for its hit songs like the Grammy Award-winning "Let It Whip", "Joystick", "Let It All Blow" and "You Are My Starship", along with the S.O.S. Band, an American R&B and electro-funk group that also gained fame in the 1980s and is best known for its songs "Take Your Time", "Just Be Good to Me", "Tell Me If You Still Care", and "The Finest", will take you back in time and warm you up for Saturday and Sunday.The funky addition to the Jazz in the Gardens weekend, the Friday night opening party, takes place at Calder Casino & Race Course located at 21001 NW 27th Ave., Miami, Florida, with the party kicking off at 9 p.m. At least 1,500 people can be accommodated at the party, for which tickets are already selling like hotcakes. Advance tickets can be purchased for $45 at jazzinthegardens.frontgatetickets.com.When the disco ball stops spinning and the party is over, LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Mint Condition, Anthony Hamilton, Stanley Clarke, Rachelle Farrell and Boney James will take to the stage over the weekend at Sun Life Stadium.As has been the case for the past five years, The Guardian Group of Companies will be giving Bahamians opportunities to attend the concert, giving away four complete packages that will allow eight people to enjoy the 9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens on The Guardian Group of companies, free of charge, by entering the various promotions offered in The Nassau Guardian and on radio stations Star 106.5 FM, and Hot 91.7 FM.Two people will win complete packages for two on Star 106.5 FM inclusive of airfare on Bahamasair, accommodations at Staybridge Suites Plantation or Comfort Suites Sawgrass, car rental with Dollar/Thrifty and concert tickets for both nights. And winning is as simple as listening to Star 106.5 FM and calling in to register for the promotion when you hear a song by one of the artists on the lineup for Jazz in the Gardens being played. You can also sign up at Star's Facebook page using the sign up form that can be emailed in to Star to be registered.One complete package for two can also be won through The Nassau Guardian. It's as simple as filling in the entry form in the newspaper, clipping it out and dropping it off at the Carter Street, Oakes Field office of the newspaper. One person will win roundtrip tickets on Bahamasair for two, accommodations at Staybridge Suites Plantation or Comfort Suites Sawgrass, car rental with Dollar/Thrifty and concert tickets for both nights.Another complete package for two can also be won through Hot 91.7 with Ibiza nightclub -- roundtrip tickets on Bahamasair for two, accommodations at Staybridge Suites Plantation or Comfort Suites Sawgrass, car rental with Dollar/Thrifty and concert tickets for both nights. Sign up for a chance at winning the fabulous prize will take place every Thursday during the Hot live remote from Ibiza, and up until March 6 folks can sign up for the chance to win during the Hot live remote.All of the winners will be announced on March 7, one week before the most anticipated weekend of the month.As The Guardian Group of Companies could not give out as many prize packages as they would like and knowing that Bahamians will be traveling to South Florida en masse anyway to enjoy the weekend, an opportunity is being afforded to people who purchase Bahamasair tickets (with a special starting rate of $291.90 inclusive of taxes) for that weekend to win concert tickets. With the purchase of a Bahamasair ticket for that weekend, they will automatically be entered into a drawing for concert tickets. And they can listen in to The Guardian Group of Companies radio stations for pop-up opportunities to win concert tickets as well.Star 106.5 FM and Hot 91.7 programming director Tony Williams said with eight people being able to enjoy the Jazz in the Gardens weekend with all expenses paid on The Guardian Group of Companies that this would be the most complete packages given away in its six-year history with the Jazz in the Gardens festival.He described this year's line-up as a good mix that will cater across the generations. Williams himself is most interested in seeing what LL Cool J brings to the stage. He's also excited about the Funky Friday Night Opening Party that will add a new flavor to the event."The Funky Friday Night Opening Party is something different, especially for the old school folks who may not know too much about the new artists, and for those people who may be going over to Florida early, so they will have something to do," said Williams. Star 106.5 FM has already given away tickets to this new feature.Williams is also eager to see Jamie Foxx, Kelly Rowland and Mint Condition."Jamie Foxx can be considered old school as well as new school, and he's a comedian, so I think you're going to get a good show out of Jamie Foxx, so I'm looking forward to seeing him as well as Kelly Rowland who I've never seen before, but she's got quite a body of work including Dirty Laundry and Kisses Down Low which were very big for her, plus she had songs before that, including some gospel songs, so I think people will enjoy her. Then there's Mint Condition who I've never seen, but I know their music," said Williams.Bahamasair's senior manager for international sales, Woody Wilson said the company was pleased to partner with The Guardian Group of Companies for the sixth consecutive year to promote the 9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens."Over the years we've enjoyed this partnership and look forward to the years to come as long as there's a Jazz in the Gardens festival to go to, to ensure that Bahamians can attend and enjoy Jazz in the Gardens," said Wilson.The international sales manager said it's become so popular for Bahamians to fly into Miami and Fort Lauderdale for the Jazz in the Gardens weekend that Bahamasair has increased its seat load into the destinations to accommodate the crowd. They are looking to add an extra flight going out on the Friday and returning on the Monday.What: 9th Annual Jazz in the GardensWhen: March 14, 15 and 16Where: Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens, FloridaPerforming artists line upSaturday, March 15 (Gates open at 3 p.m.) -- Line-up is subject to change. Times can be adjusted without notice.4 p.m. -- Local talent TBA4:35 p.m. -- Local talent TBA5 p.m. -- Boney James6:20 p.m. -- Mint Condition7:40 p.m. -- Kelly Rowland9 p.m. -- Trey Songz10:30 p.m. -- Jamie FoxxSunday, March 16 (Gates open at 3 p.m.) -- Line-up is subject to change. Times can be adjusted without notice.4 p.m. -- Local talent TBA4:35 p.m. -- Rachelle Ferrell5:55 -- Stanley Clarke7:10 p.m. -- Anthony Hamilton8:30 p.m. -- LL Cool J10 p.m. -- Maze featuring Frankie BeverlyHost: D.L. HughleyTickets: On sale at www.jazzinthegardens.com, the Sun Life Stadium Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.Opening night party:Featuring Dazz Band with S.O.S. BandWhen: Friday, March 14Time: 9 p.m.Where: Calder Casino & Race Course located at 21001 NW 27th Ave., Miami, Florida.Tickets: Advance tickets can be had for $45 and can be purchased at jazzinthegardens.frontgatetickets.com.Guardian Group of Companies special rates for the Jazz in the Guardian weekendBahamasair roundtrip tickets -- starting at $291.90, (includes of all taxes)HotelsSheraton Suites -- $149 and $159Comfort Suites Sawgrass -- $89Staybridge Suites Plantation -- $120 (studio), $140 (one bedroom king), $150 (one bedroom, two double beds), $220 (two bedroom suite).

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August 13, 2010
Parents of Walter Parker Primary School students gathered outside the offices of the Ministry of Education in Freeport yesterday morning to protest the transfer of principal Barbara Thompson. The parents said they learned that Thompson had been appointed

By K. NANCOO-RUSSELL
Freeport News Reporter
krystal@nasguard.com

Parents of Walter Parker Primary School students gathered outside the offices of the Ministry of Education in Freeport yesterday morning to protest the transfer of principal Barbara Thompson.
The parents said they learned that Thompson had been appointed principal of Freeport Primary School, while that school's principal, Sheila Scavella, will be the new principal at Walter Parker Primary.
The group, holding placards, marched around the parking lot of the International Building beginning shortly before 9 a.m.
Walter Parker Primary School Board Chairman Godfrey Pinder said the parents are upset at the fact that the board was ...

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February 26, 2013
Essay Competition launched for GB High School girls

Invited: All female high school students (grades 9-12) in Grand Bahama are invited to participate in this contest.

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August 27, 2010
Law school applicants say they are losing out to foreign students

By TANEKA THOMPSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

tthompson@tribunemedia.net

FRUSTRATED applicants to the Eugene Dupuch Law School claim they have been denied acceptance in favour of foreign students despite meeting the required entrance exam scores.

However, school officials say those exam takers who were not immediately offered acceptance simply did not score high enough on the entrance test.

"If they had scored well, they would have improved their chances of being offered a place," said School Principal Tonya Bastian Galanis.

Yesterday, some angry students say school officials have different responses on acceptance requirements and feel they are being marginalised.

"A f ...

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August 13, 2010
Parents of Walter Parker Primary School students gathered outside the offices of the Ministry of Education in Freeport yesterday morning to protest the transfer of principal Barbara Thompson. The parents said they learned that Thompson had been appointed

By K. NANCOO-RUSSELL
Freeport News Reporter
krystal@nasguard.com

Parents of Walter Parker Primary School students gathered outside the offices of the Ministry of Education in Freeport yesterday morning to protest the transfer of principal Barbara Thompson.
The parents said they learned that Thompson had been appointed principal of Freeport Primary School, while that school's principal, Sheila Scavella, will be the new principal at Walter Parker Primary.
The group, holding placards, marched around the parking lot of the International Building beginning shortly before 9 a.m.
Walter Parker Primary School Board Chairman Godfrey Pinder said the parents are upset at the fact that the board was ...

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August 13, 2010
Parents of Walter Parker Primary School students gathered outside the offices of the Ministry of Education in Freeport yesterday morning to protest the transfer of principal Barbara Thompson. The parents said they learned that Thompson had been appointed

By K. NANCOO-RUSSELL
Freeport News Reporter
krystal@nasguard.com

Parents of Walter Parker Primary School students gathered outside the offices of the Ministry of Education in Freeport yesterday morning to protest the transfer of principal Barbara Thompson.
The parents said they learned that Thompson had been appointed principal of Freeport Primary School, while that school's principal, Sheila Scavella, will be the new principal at Walter Parker Primary.
The group, holding placards, marched around the parking lot of the International Building beginning shortly before 9 a.m.
Walter Parker Primary School Board Chairman Godfrey Pinder said the parents are upset at the fact that the board was ...

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Turnquest Hosts 23rd Back to School Party for Mount Moriah Kids
August 29, 2011
Turnquest Hosts 23rd Back to School Party for Mount Moriah Kids

Wide smiles were in abundance on Saturday, 27 August, 2011, as Hon. Tommy Turnquest, MP for Mt. Moriah, hosted his 23rd annual Back-to-School Party for the children in his constituency

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January 15, 2012
SCHOOL RENAMED IN HONOUR OF INSPIRATIONAL EDUCATOR

By CELESTE NIXON

Tribune Staff Reporter

cnixon@tribunemedia.net

PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham was in Bimini yesterday to officially rename the Bimini All-Age School the Louise McDonald High School.

Recognising the late Mrs McDonald as a dedicated educator of nearly 50 years, Mr Ingraham said she touched the "hearts and lives" of her students, teaching the importance of character and citizenship.

He said: "In her many roles, Mrs McDonald played a pivotal role shared by so many of our dedicated educators through the years - that of nation builder."

The Louise McDonald High School was the second school to be honoured in the month-long renaming schedule for several public ...

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Uriah McPhee Primary School celebrates Commonwealth Day
March 11, 2009
Uriah McPhee Primary School celebrates Commonwealth Day

Students of Uriah McPhee Primary School celebrated Commonwealth Day Monday. (BIS Photo/Raymond Bethel)Nassau, Bahamas – Employees of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture joined the staff and students of Uriah McPhee Primary School as they celebrated Commonwealth Day Monday. Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of nations held on the second Monday in March.

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Kemp Road Urban Renewal Back to school
August 27, 2010
Kemp Road Urban Renewal Back to school

Kemp Road children crowded the Church of God of Prophecy on Shirley Street August 25 to collect their Back to School packages and enjoy a free lunch with ice cream.

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November 18, 2010
School primary school security guard arrested over student sex abuse claims

By AVA TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

ALLEGATIONS of sexual abuse at a primary school has led to government fears of incest and molestation on a wider scale in a local community.

The alarm bells rang after a security guard at Gambier Village Primary School was arrested over claims of sexual abuse by several students. He is now being questioned by police.

Education and social services officials fear there may be a wider problem of child abuse within the Gambier Village community after the investigation unearthed further claims of incest and sexual exploitation.

State minister for Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner said: "I have received a few reports ...

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January 25, 2012
Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic School wins Spelling Bee gold again

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- History has repeated itself as the Mary Star Stingrays have shone brightly in the nation's capital.  This is the third time in five years the Mighty Stingrays have won the Catholic Archdiocesan Spelling Bee. The victory was made even sweeter with the runner up also hailing from Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic School.  
The school's Spelling Bee Team: Ajhonae Wildgoose, Tonae Farquharson, Xavier Robinson Pateva Curtis along with their coach Mrs. Natalie Marrett and Principal, Mr. Robert Nabb travelled into New Providence this past Friday to participate in the Annual Archdiocesan Spelling Bee. The whole team was on the edge because they were going in as the defending champions.  Gabrielle Edwards brought the gold home to Grand Bahama last year.  They were reassured by their coach and principal that all that was required of them was to do their best.  
These students began their trek in September 2011 and worked right up until the final day of the final week. They had even studied with their second coach, Mrs. Shimoon Cambridge every day over the Christmas holidays.
The Catholic Archdiocesan Spelling Bee takes place every January in Nassau.  Every Catholic school in New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco sends three students to compete for the coveted title.  The competition is always fierce as the students battle it out over a day in the venerable Seton Hall at Xavier's College, Nassau.

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March 26, 2013
High School Blaze 'work of an arsonist'

Eleuthera - Officials in North Eleuthera are urging residents to come forward with any information they might have after an arsonist set fire to a local high school early yesterday morning. The blaze, which occurred shortly before 4am, totally destroyed the library, physical education and social studies rooms at the...

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September 07, 2011
R. M. Bailey Senior High School CLOSED Thursday and Friday

The Ministry of Education wishes to advise parents and guardians of students attending R. M. Bailey Senior High School that there will be no school on Thursday and Friday of this week in order to complete the demolition of the gym.

School will resume on Monday, 12th September, 2011. The Ministry regrets any inconvenience caused.

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November 11, 2010
STUDENTS INJURED IN SCHOOL STABBINGS

TWO students were rushed to the hospital yesterday after being injured in the latest in a string of school stabbings.

The incident took place at around 8.45am at Doris Johnson High School on Prince Charles Drive.

Police reported that two 16-year-old students got into an argument that led to both of them being stabbed.

Details remain sketchy as officers said they are still investigating the incident. School officials failed to return calls for comment up to press time last night.

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January 02, 2013
Reports of Alleged Rape of School Security Guard

Police are looking into reports of an alleged rape of a female security guard while on duty at a public school on Christmas night. Superintendent Paul Rolle, head of the Central Detective Unit (CDU), said he could not provide details on the matter, as he had not received an official report.

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August 28, 2010
Kemp Road Urban Renewal Back to school yields strong community support

By GENA GIBBS

KEMP Road children crowded the Church of God of Prophecy on Shirley Street on August 25 to collect their back-to-school packages and enjoy a free lunch with ice cream.

The children that participated in the Urban Renewal Summer Camp got first preference.

"We basically capped our summer programme with a back-to-school giveaway. We had an energetic, fun filled summer and now we are toning down and we're trying to get the kids to get serious and focus on going back to school," said Kolamae Pedican, manager for the Kemp Road Urban Renewal Centre.

"This year we had at least 110 children that participated in the camp. We have a limited staff at the centre so we ...

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March 26, 2012
N.G.M. Major High School student wins National Spelling Bee

The 15th Annual Bahamas National Spelling Bee produced fierce competition amongst the 20 participants, but it was Long Island student Peloma Cartwright who took the first place prize.
The event was held at the Crown Ballroom in Atlantis yesterday.
Peloma, 11, of N.G.M. Major High School, said she was nervous during the competition, but chalked up her victory to fastidious preparation.
"I just tried to get the definitions; I learned all my rules and I had to concentrate and think the word through," she said.
Peloma went 27 rounds, winning with the word 'reparations'.
She went seven rounds with sixth grade student Dante Rolle, 11, of Walter Parker Primary School, Grand Bahama, but in the end it was the word 'iambist' that defeated him.
Peloma will represent The Bahamas at the Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition in Washington, D.C.
She will be accompanied by second place winner Dante, and third place winners Alexxus Francis, 11, of High Rock Primary School in Andros and Breann Rahming, 12, of Bahamas Academy.
Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes wished the winner and participants great success.
"I know that the victor will be a fitting ambassador of The Bahamas, as she travels to Washington, D.C. to participate in the international competition," he said in his message.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and Education Minister, Desmond Bannister shared similar sentiments in their messages.

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Nassau Village's back to school giveaway
August 31, 2010
Nassau Village's back to school giveaway

Hundreds of children collected packages at the back to school giveaway, held August 27 at the Nassau Village Urban Renewal Centre.

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March 08, 2013
Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) Sports Institute: Created to develop students' athletic abilities and supported by overwhelming generosity

NASSAU, Bahamas -- This Monday, Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) students took to the track at the impressive, new Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium of the Bahamas. LCIS students, excited to be given the opportunity to run on the "Track Of Champions", showed a marked improvement in their running techniques thanks to guidance from LCIS specialist  track coach, Ron Rogers,  given during regular PE classes. Track and Field is just one of the focus programs of the newly launched LCIS Sports Institute.
"We saw some impressive improvements during our Sports Day," said Athletic Director Craig Massey. "Technically our students have advanced. Relay exchanges, and starts and finishes were much more technically correct and our athletes were driven to push through their races. The elementary school student's rotation relays were well designed for learning the higher level skill that our athletes will be using on the track in just a few short years," he added.  
Following the success and growth of the Art and Performing Arts Institute model at LCIS, the school administration decided to implement a plan to further develop the students' athletic prowess and sporting abilities by introducing the LCIS Sports Institute. Athletics in the curriculum and co-curricular program is an integral part of the student's education.
At the 50th Anniversary Gala held in March 2012, the audience pledged over $260,000 for the Sports Institute during the Fund-A-Need portion of the Live Auction. Principal, Stacey Bobo, commented on the event, "The Fund-A-Need event was a real highlight of the Gala last year. Giving was at all levels, ranging from $20,000 to $100, with each donor's contribution recognized. Over 75 individuals participated, with 10 being our very own faculty and staff. It was a powerful moment, which exhibited the unwavering commitment our faculty and staff have for LCIS and her students. We are grateful to everyone who participated - parents, grandparents, corporate sponsors, community members and staff."

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Why a high school football coach suspended nearly every player on team
September 26, 2013
Why a high school football coach suspended nearly every player on team

A high school football coach in Utah is receiving national attention for making an extraordinary decision: he suspended nearly every player on the team...

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January 07, 2012
Bahamas PM Ingraham renames Red Bays Primary School on Andros Island

Prime Minister, The Honourable
Hubert Ingraham was among dignitaries who paid tribute to Reverend
Bertram A. Newton for forty years of teaching and leading the Red Bays
Primary School in Red Bays, Andros.  Prime Minister Ingraham officially
declared the school the Bertram A. Newton Primary on Friday, 6th
January, 2012 in a ceremony that brought together Androsians from all
walks of life to honour a man who ensured the education of the children
of the settlement.

The Prime Minister also presented Reverend
Newton with a wonderful surprise just three days prior to his
eighty-seventh birthday.  He told the outstanding educator that he had
reviewed his previous Queen's Birthday Honours and has recommended him
for a higher honour to be awarded in June 2012.

The Reverend
Newton was surprised and elated.  He told the audience

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April 08, 2011
Students found with handgun at school

Two male students of the Anatol Rogers High School on Faith Avenue are being questioned by police after they were found in possession of a handgun while at the school.
The incident comes amid growing concerns about the growing use of firearms, and the government’s efforts to deal with the issue via the setting up of a gun court.
The incident occurred yesterday, sometime around 3:00 p.m. The ages of the students are 15 and 16.

In a separate incident police recovered a handgun and ammunition yesterday. Sometime around 11:38 a.m., officers of the Mobile Division acting on information proceeded to Pressure Point Liquor Store, Tonique Williams-Darling Highway. They conducted a ...

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