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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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October 14, 2010
(PHOTOS) Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School Celebrates 50 years

Freeport, Grand
Bahama - Past and present students of Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic
School celebrated last weekend with spectacular events. Former students
and teachers from over The Bahamas and the world came home to celebrate
with present students, teachers and parents at a Meet and Greet, a grand
Cocktail Party, a Church Service and a Beach Party.

The Franciscan nuns who were the first teachers at MSS came back to the
Bahamas for the celebration. Sister Eleanor Dunning, the first
Principal and Sister Marie deLourdes were two of three nuns who began
the school 50 years ago. They travelled with Sister Pauline, Sister
Anne Phelan, and Sister Francis from Clinton, Iowa...

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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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November 24, 2010
Miracle boy returns to school

Rashad Rolle, the eight grader who survived after being shot in the head two months ago, was dubbed a "miracle child"?yesterday when he visited his T.A. Thompson Junior High School.
Rolle thanked his classmates and friends when he addressed the school at a Thanksgiving assembly during his first public speech since the shooting in September.
He also thanked his nurses and doctors for taking care of him through his recovery period.
Rolle's slightly slurred speech was the only evidence of the traumatic event. He was hit by what police believe was a stray bullet while he was on the corner of Blue Hill and John Road on September 13.
Rolle's Surgeon, Dr. Magnus Ekedede, who als ...

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Special Needs School Hit By Fire
December 05, 2012
Special Needs School Hit By Fire

Distraught special needs educators are calling for immediate community intervention after their non-profit treatment centre was damaged by an electrical fire yesterday.

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Lyford Cay International School achieves International Baccalaureate extended essay success
January 08, 2014
Lyford Cay International School achieves International Baccalaureate extended essay success

As part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) students in Grades 11 and 12, complete an extended essay of 4,000 words...

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March 07, 2011
Scotiabank High School Track Field Championships

Nassau, Bahamas - The Scotiabank National High School Track & Field Championships are here again! Scotiabank is once again a proud partner
with the BAAA as the Title Partner of this year's National High School Track
& Field Championships.

Building
on our existing partnership with the BAAA and ongoing support of youth
development and sports in The Bahamas, Scotiabank again confirms our commitment
to giving back to the young people within our community.

The
Nationals is a Scotiabank Bright Future initiative. The

Scotiabank
Bright Future Program is
our corporate giving and communication program ...

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May 21, 2012
31st Annual Frank Pancho Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championship

Photo collage by BahamasAthletics.com

Nassau, Bahamas - The
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture takes great pleasure in announcing
the 31st Annual Frank "Pancho" Rahming Primary School Track and Field
Championship, scheduled for Thursday, 24th May 2012, at 9:30 a.m., at
the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre.

This Championship which originated in
1981, has become a major annual track and field programme, hosting
numerous primary school athletes in eight (8) categories...

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March 15, 2013
Ryan Pinder Applauds Students of Financial Services After-School Programme

Nassau, The Bahamas -  the Hon. Ryan
Pinder addressed the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services' (BIFS)
G12 programme participants. The G12 Financial Services Certificate
Programme's objective is to provide high school seniors with the
necessary skills and information for entry-level positions within the
Financial Services Sector. Over the past five years, this programme has
trained over 70 high school graduates and sparked their interest to seek
a long-term career within the sector.

Minister Pinder said,
"this programme sets the framework and fundamental principles for a
career in the financial services sector. I urge you students to take
advantage of this opportunity, as you participate in your summer
internships and graduate from the programme next week. It's important
that you appreciate the level of exposure and the opportunity that has
been provided; and apply the same level of commitment as you attend
tertiary institutions and throughout your careers.

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January 28, 2013
Learn about the Bahamas Environmental Steward Scholar Opportunity for High School Grads

Nassau, Bahamas -
Students, parents and Guidance Counselors, are invited to join the
Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) and the Ministry
of Education to learn how students in the class of 2013 can have the
gap-year experience of a lifetime as a Bahamas Environmental Steward
Scholar (BESS). Interested persons are invited to attend a meeting at
6pm on Friday 1st February at the Ministry of Education's building on
Thompson Boulevard.

BESS is a year-long study and work experience
programme for motivated high school graduates with a keen interest in
the environment, conservation and sustainable systems. During the
2013-14 academic year, BESS students will attend the Island School at
Cape Eleuthera and engage in real-life conservation work with...

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September 22, 2010
Deep Creek Middle School Alumni Excel at Home and Abroad

Deep Creek, The Bahamas

- Deep Creek Middle School (DCMS) alumni
continue to excel in their academic studies, achieving success both in The
Bahamas and in the U.S. Kaziah Rolle, a 2010 DCMS Alumna from Deep Creek, has
received a full scholarship valued at over $45,000 a year to attend the Westover
School for Girls in Connecticut.

2007 DCMS Alumna Chelsea Williams earned numerous awards
upon graduating from Preston H. Albury which include Deputy Head Girl Award, Prefect
Award, Senior Mistress Award and several outstanding recognitions in core
academic subjects. Miss Williams has received a full scholarship to attend the
College of The Bahamas where she is studying psychology...

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January 07, 2012
Bahamas Prime Minister 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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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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Agriculture school to cost at least 7m more
May 13, 2014
Agriculture school to cost at least 7m more

AT least $7m in additional funding has already been requested for infrastructure works at the Agriculture and Marine Sciences school in North Andros...

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Mother blames school conditions for daughter's asthma attack
September 20, 2013
Mother blames school conditions for daughter's asthma attack

A nine-year-old girl at Stephen Dillet Primary School suffered an asthma attack yesterday that her mother said was triggered by the mould and poor conditions in the building...

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September 14, 2011
Golden Isles Giveaway MP helps Top Up Students' School Supplies

Golden Isles residents welcomed free back-to-school supplies distributed over the weekend by their parliamentary representative, the Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture Charles Maynard.

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January 17, 2011
Carmichael Primary School visits the Governor-General

Nassau, Bahamas -
Teachers and Students from Carmichael Primary School are pictured with
Governor-General  Sir.Arthur Foulkes (standing, front row), during a
courtesy call at Government House on Friday, January 14, 2011...

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August 04, 2010
Administrator: Migrants housed at Inagua school were not sick

By KRYSTEL ROLLE

Guardian Staff Reporter

krystel@nasguard.com

A decision to house some 280 Haitian migrants who were caught in Bahamian waters last week in an Inagua school auditorium have reportedly upset some island residents, who expressed concern that the migrants appeared to be extremely ill.

The detainees were a part of the group of 450 illegal immigrants apprehended by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the U.S. Coast Guard between Friday and Sunday.

Some residents are worried that the migrants could have fallen ill during their sojourn to The Bahamas.

However, both Inagua Island administrator Preston Cunningham and the officer -in- charge of the island's Department of Imm ...

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January 13, 2014
Lyford Cay International School announces KPMG Football Fest

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The public is invited to attend the Second Annual KPMG Football Fest, to be held at Lyford Cay International School's (LCIS) campus on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1.
This year's tournament will include teams from Barbados, Jamaica, and the British Virgin Islands as well as Bahamian teams from LCIS (Nassau), St. Andrew's (Nassau) and Lucaya International (Freeport). In all there will be 120 players competing at the Under14 age group.
"We are expecting a high level of competition, and, of course, a lot of fun," said Craig Massey, Athletic Director at LCIS.

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March 02, 2011
St. Mary Patricia Jr. High School courtesy call on Governor General

Nassau, Bahamas - Teachers and students from the
St. Mary Patricia Jr. High School,
Freeport, Grand Bahama paid a courtesy call on Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes
Friday, February 25, at Government House....

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