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February 06, 2015
Scabies breaks out at third public school

Health officials identified two confirmed cases of scabies at Woodcock Primary School, which is the third public school where the outbreak was identified.

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January 19, 2015
Sir Durward offers sponsorship to high school nationals

Sponsorship for the 2015 Bahamas National High School Track and Field Championships got off to a great start when well-known Olympic gold medalist Sir Durward Knowles presented the National Sports Authority (NSA) with a check, showing his support.
The Government of The Bahamas is now responsible for the annual high school classic, and Senator Greg Burrows heads a committee that works in conjunctio...

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February 11, 2015
For Beautisca King education means 'power'

Some people shy away from the spotlight, and don't like to herald their academic achievements -- but that's not the case for Beautisca King -- when she stepped onto the stage to accept the Marjorie Davis Award for best overall performance by a government school student in the 2014 Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) she enjoyed every second of it.

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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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April 15, 2014
School kids meet Breezy

School kids in the capital are to get a taste of life in the fast lane as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays races to The Bahamas.
The official IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014 mascot, "Breezy", will visit schools to introduce kids to the event that will thrill spectators in the next few weeks.
The visit to Kingsway Academy recently, came weeks after Breezy wa...

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Kids get a chance to meet 2014 IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014 Mascot Breezy as he kicks off school visits.
April 14, 2014
Kids get a chance to meet 2014 IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014 Mascot "Breezy" as he kicks off school visits.

School kids in the capital are to get a taste of life in the fast lane as The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays races to The Bahamas...

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February 11, 2014
RBC Royal Bank sponsors anti-bullying campaign

NASSAU, Bahamas -- RBC Royal Bank recently announced its sponsorship of an Anti-Bullying Campaign initiated in partnership with Bully-Busters. Bully-Busters is an international outreach organization dedicated to the cause of eliminating bullying and Cyber-Bullying in schools and among young people. As "Bully Busters", students and schools throughout The Bahamas will be encouraged to promote cooper...

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November 13, 2014
Primary school students tour the Wonderful World of Waste

NASSAU, The Bahamas - If anyone is going to love playing in dirt, it's kids! That's why Bahamas Waste really loves school visits as young children seem to embrace their work and are keen future recyclers.
In late October and early November Bahamas Waste hosted both fourth grade students from St. Andrew's and students from Columbus Primary to a tour of their facilities. "The tour was enlightening a...

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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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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 t...

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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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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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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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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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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 trie...

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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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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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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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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 d...

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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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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
WSC to visit primary schools during National Water Month

Throughout May, the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) will celebrate National Water Month.

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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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