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April 30, 2013
Baha Mar sponsors high school science competition

Baha Mar Associates judge bridge architecture and construction at IBS Build-A-Bridge Challenge 

Nassau,
Bahamas - Baha Mar sponsored and participated in the 6th annual IBS
Build-A-Bridge Challenge that took place at the College of The Bahamas
Performing Arts Centre on April 25. Teams from 20 schools throughout The
Bahamas competed, building bridges made of Popsicle sticks and Elmer's
gl...

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March 08, 2013
Lawyer bids to appeal private school order

A lawyer for an unmarried man ordered to pay private school fees for a child born out of wedlock is trying to convince the Court of Appeal to hear the matter.
Romona Farquharson was unsuccessful in her first attempt to convince the chief justice to overturn the order of Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans in respect of Henry Thurston.
Farquharson won't be able to argue the appeal unless she satisfies th...

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Rattlers, Cobras Will Not Play GSSSA Post-season
November 30, 2012
Rattlers, Cobras Will Not Play GSSSA Post-season

One of the penalties handed down to the teams involved in the melee that took place almost two weeks ago, is not settling too well with the coaches or the schools' principals.

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Grand Bahama Shipyard helps East End Schools
November 28, 2012
Grand Bahama Shipyard helps East End Schools

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Last week the Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald traveled to local East End schools to tour the refurbishments and media center donated by Grand Bahama Shipyard.

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High Rock Primary School students showcase Bahamian culture in National Arts Festival
April 26, 2010
High Rock Primary School students showcase Bahamian culture in National Arts Festival

High Rock Primary School students perform a Bahamian dance during the E Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications in High Rock, South Andros on April 15, 2010

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September 01, 2012
Police warn motorists ahead of back-to-school rush

Police will be out on the streets of New Providence in full force on Monday morning in order to deal with anticipated traffic congestion due to the start of the school year, said Superintendent Ken Strachan.
Strachan, who heads the Royal Bahamas Police Force's traffic division, said officers from various units will nab motorists who try to circumvent road laws as a means to avoid gridlock traffic....

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December 15, 2010
Lyford Cay International School victorious at soccer tournament in Jamaica

Nassau, Bahamas - Lyford Cay International School (LCIS)
girl's 18 and under football team eased to victory in the AISK Soccafeva
Six-A-Side Invitational Tournament in Kingston, Jamaica last weekend. 
The tournament, hosted by the American International School of Kingston
(AISK) featured teams from international schools around the Caribbean
in a two-day tournament.  The LCIS girls w...

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BTC School Aid Prepares 400 Children for School Year
August 27, 2014
BTC School Aid Prepares 400 Children for School Year

BTC Bahamas held its 2nd Annual BTC School Aid event at Mario’s Bowling and Entertainment Centre on Saturday. The event brought together 40 BTC iVolunteers to prepare 400 students with their parents from across New Providence and Cat Island for the upcoming school year...

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November 25, 2014
L.W. Young School closure continues on Wednesday, 26th November, 2014

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The administration of L.W. Young Junior High School would like to inform its parents and students that school will be closed again on Wednesday, 26th November, 2014 due to urgent plumbing repairs that are being carried out. As it is policy that schools have proper functioning bathroom facilities, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and other agencies will continue...

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May 06, 2015
Talents, Achievements and Abilities Highlighted at Anatol Rodgers High School

Administrators, faculty, support-staff, well-wishers and parents of Anatol Rodgers High School celebrated the successful performances of students during a special assembly in the school’s gymnasium on Tuesday, May 5th...

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July 02, 2014
National Standardized High School Diploma on the cards for the next academic year

When public schools reopen in September for the academic year, students will have to meet specific standardized criteria to earn a high school diploma, according to Minister of Education Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald.
On a 4.00 grade point average (GPA) scale they will have to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 over grades 10 through 12; have attained four subjects in the Bahamas Junior C...

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May 12, 2014
High school test event was a 'huge success'

The Bahamas High School Relays 2014, the official International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) World Relays Bahamas 2014 test event, has been hailed a success by organizers, after two days of relays at the upgraded Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
More than 17 schools from New Providence and the Family Islands came out and participated in the 4x100 meters (m), 4x200m, 4x400m and ...

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July 23, 2014
Social promotion or an earned right

The first day of school is always a sight to behold -- children with their perfectly coiffed hair, uniforms starched to perfection and spit-shined shoes. But do people ever stop to wonder how many of these children have moved on to the next grade level because they have earned the right and are not advancing through social promotion -- a practice that has always been a part of the school system an...

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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 ...

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November 17, 2013
Boarding school reception

Colin Lord, Senior Associate Director of Admission and Director of Diversity Recruitment, will host a boarding school reception and information session for students wishing to attend Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut.

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February 13, 2014
Street Legends plans Caribbean high school basketball tourney

Wilton Russell is one of the leading sports entrepreneurs in the country. The founder of Street Legends has made, in recent years, a significant contribution to the growth of community basketball. The founder of Street Legends, Russell, is driven to combat the social ills in the country, particularly New Providence. His Street Legends program engages young Bahamians and gives them good lifestyle a...

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August 14, 2014
Old Fort School demand 'phenomenal'

The director of a new school in western New Providence has claimed that demand for the school has exceeded expectations ahead of its September 1 opening, providing the possibility for future expansion. "The response has been phenomenal, it's exceeded our expectations by all means," said Director of the Old Fort School Lisa Sawyer-McCartney, believing that the school fills a void in western New Pro...

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May 06, 2015
100- Year-Old Virgin: 'Say No to Sex and Yes to God'

At 100 years old, Olga Christie has many pearls of wisdom to pass on to young women about preserving their virtue and never giving up...

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September 30, 2013
Festival call goes out to high school film-makers

FREEPORT - With the date for the 2013 Ft Lauderdale Film Festival's 'On Location: Grand Bahama Island' quickly approaching, sponsors and organisers are busy promoting the event at high schools throughout the country.

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Principals told that there is much room for improvement
August 21, 2013
Principals told that there is much room for improvement

Days before the opening of the new school year, public school principals were told that there is much room for improvement in the education sector by Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald, but that in their pursuit of educational success that he was more concerned about the factors beyond their control -- particularly parental involvement in children's education...

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October 09, 2013
Ministry claims week-old pictures misrepresented state of school

THE Ministry of Education, Science and Technology claims an article and photos which appeared in The Tribune on Tuesday misrepresented the current state of the Colonel Hill High School in Crooked Island.

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First Nassau Education Technology Conference held at Lyford Cay International School
June 20, 2013
First Nassau Education Technology Conference held at Lyford Cay International School

Nassau, Bahamas - Under the theme, "Heads in the Cloud", the first Nassau Education Technology (NET.1) Conference was held
on Monday, 17th June, 2013 at the Lyford Cay International
School. The Honourable Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science
and Technology was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony. Two
hundred fifteen (215) attendees from more than fifty (50) private and...

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May 21, 2013
New baseball dimension for government schools

A Nassau Guardian article by Kelsie Johnson, published recently, informed of an important milestone for the curriculum in government schools. The story disclosed the agreement between the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and two major sporting federations.
With Deputy Director of Education Ross Smith, Education Sports Unit Director Evon Wisdom, Bahamas Softball Federation (BSF) Presid...

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July 19, 2013
Enhancing school quality

If you should check some of the most prominent Caribbean newspapers you would find that recently much is being written about the quality of education in Caribbean schools; and the relevance of this education for the workplace and the society at large.

Anthony Griffith, a former senior lecturer in education at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, recently wrote an article in the n...

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October 10, 2013
Ministry claims week-old pictures misrepresented state of school

THE Ministry of Education, Science and Technology claims an article and photos which appeared in The Tribune on Tuesday misrepresented the current state of the Colonel Hill High School in Crooked Island.

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BOB is Title Sponsor for Primary School Student of The Year
March 25, 2013
BOB is Title Sponsor for Primary School Student of The Year

Bank of The Bahamas has signed on as the title sponsor for the prestigious Primary School Student of The Year Awards Programme. This premier national recognition programme honors and rewards high performing primary school students from more than 120 schools around the country. BOB’s five thousand dollar sponsorship will provide a scholarship for the most exceptional student from among this year’s ...

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January 26, 2013
Meet the writer

Chances are, if you asked the average Bahamian high school student about Bahamian writers, they may be able to count how many they know on one hand. The widespread ignorance about our rich literary heritage is caused by a number of factors - most of all, education - but The College of The Bahamas (COB) is actively working to foster a love of literature once more through their Meet the Writer serie...

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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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Crooked Island School Still In Limbo
November 26, 2012
Crooked Island School Still In Limbo

Repairs to Colonel Hill High School on Crooked Island, often called forgotten by residents, will have to wait as all bids to reconstruct the facility have been rejected by the Tenders Board, according to Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald.

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Minister Claim Crooked Island School Not Forgotten
September 11, 2012
Minister Claim Crooked Island School Not Forgotten

After admitting last week that he knew nothing of the state of disrepair at Colonel Hill High School on Crooked Island, Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday reversed course and said that not only does he know about the school's condition, but a plan is in place to repair the facility.

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