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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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March 03, 2014
St. Andrew's School loses appeal, ordered to pay over 26,000

St. Andrew's School has been ordered by the Court of Appeal to pay over $26,000 to a former employee after it lost an appeal against a ruling by the Industrial Tribunal.
The private school on the eastern side of New Providence made Margo Albury redundant in August 2009 after advising employees several months earlier that it would be cutting back on non-faculty staff in order to remain solvent in t...

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BUT still unhappy with condition of some schools
September 26, 2013
BUT still unhappy with condition of some schools

Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson said yesterday that the union is not satisfied with the conditions at Uriah McPhee and Stephen Dillet primary schools, despite assurances from Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald that the schools do not threaten the health and safety of students and teachers...

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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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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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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 t...

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High school students in Haiti protest
April 29, 2010
High school students in Haiti protest

Hundreds of high school students held demonstrations for the second straight day here Tuesday to demand that their schools be cleared of homeless people so that classes can resume.

A crowd of protesters in high school uniforms hurled rocks at the Education Ministry building, which was destroyed in the quake.

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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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
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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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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July 16, 2015
Junior High School students show how wise they are about water

NASSAU, Bahamas - The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) carried out a month-long celebration in May for National Water Month. Throughout The Bahamas WSC updated customers on their recent upgrades and on-going improvement works.
During the month the corporation and their partner MIYA Bahamas also encouraged primary school students to conserve water and learn about the importance of water in the...

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