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Members of the South Bahamas Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists celebrated the official opening of the New Bahamas Academy located on Marshall Road in southern New Providence on Sunday.
The ceremony culminated the centennial anniversary of the school, which was started in 1912 by two missionaries in a lodge hall on Meeting Street. The present school opened its doors at its location on September 9, 2011.
Among the dignitaries in attendance were Phillip Davis, acting prime minister; Dr. Hubert Minnis, leader of the opposition; Jerome Fitzgerald, minister of education, science and technology; Dr. Andre Rollins, Member of Parliament for Fort Charlotte; Dr. Trevor Gardner, president of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Jamaica; Dr. Leonard Johnson, president of the Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-day Adventists; Dr. Hugh Roach, the first Bahamian principal of Bahamas Academy, and retired Chief Justice, Sir Cyril Fountain.
Fitzgerald brought remarks on behalf of Prime Minister Perry Christie, who was attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference in Sri Lanka. The minister commended the Adventists for building up their ministry in education.
In highlighting the role of Roach, Fitzgerald said he was happy that the veteran educator was present to witness this historic achievement. He added that under Roach's stellar leadership, the school moved from 100 students to 600.
"Bahamas Academy's reputation for excellence, character building, discipline and high academic standards, undergirded by Christian principles and love for God, was cemented during Pastor Roach's tenure," Fitzgerald said.
He also thanked the teachers of the school, past and present, for their service.
Gardner was the featured speaker at the event. He likened the building to the legend of David and Goliath, which is a tale of "probability versus improbability". He assured them that they could not lose in their quest because they had God on their side. The visiting educator appealed to education officials and parliamentarians to always have the God-factor in education and whatever they do.
After the official ceremony, dignitaries and guests walked to the front of the school where Elizabeth Moses, the school's oldest living alumnus, cut the ribbon to the entrance. Davis and Johnson unveiled the commemorative plaque marking the occasion.
The New Bahamas Academy is situated on 6.5 acres of land and has an enrollment of 872 students from K2 to grade 12. The current principal is Anthony Burrows, who is also an alumnus of the school.
The project manager, Winston Ash, officially presented the keys to the building to Burrows during the ceremony.
According to Pastor Paul Scavella, the local Adventist leaders are in discussion with the heads of NCU to obtain their approval and support to open a technical school at Bahamas Academy. The school would provide training for the student body and members of the public who are interested in training for careers in the technical field.
Nassau, Bahamas - Governor
General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes in attendance during the South
Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists 17th Annual Service of
Thanksgiving for Law Enforcement Officers, Civil Servants and Public Officers,
February 18. The Service was held under the theme, "God with Us", at
the Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church.
By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE began their probe into skeletal remains found on recently cleared Seventh-Day Adventist land yesterday.
Several articles of clothing were also found scattered near the bones recovered on the property occupied by Breath of Life SDA Church and the future Bahamas Academy.
Investigators will await an autopsy to determine the victim's sex and other vital information.
According to police, scrap metal workers stumbled upon the remains as they searched the cleared field for salvageable material at around 10:40am.
Pastor Paul Scavella, of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, told The Tribune that the ...
The Jeff Rodgers Basketball Camp is now in its 25th year.
For the man who was there from its inception, the years have flown by. The event itself has become a main staple in the sporting landscape of this country, that young kids look forward to, from year to year. This year, according to organizer Jeff Rodgers, will be no different as the camp embarks upon its 25th Silver Anniversary camp. This year's camp will be held July 25-27 at the Bahamas Academy of Seventh-Day Adventists (SDA) on Wulff Road.
"I'm more excited this year than ever before," said Rodgers yesterday. "One of the things that is taking priority this year, is to get fathers and mothers involved. It's good to teach the fundamentals of basketball but there is so much more to life than our young people playing basketball or playing sports. I think sometimes, we kind of miss the boat when we don't take quality time to spend with our children. There is going to be
a father-son evening where fathers play like a one-on-one with others fathers and sons, and then the same thing with mothers and daughters. We're just trying to build some excitement to the camp. I expect some great things to happen and I'm looking forward to making this year very successful."
Over the years, the camp which caters to hundreds of Bahamian youngsters, has grown by leaps and bounds. Rodgers has even branched off to other countries in the region, staging camp sessions in the Turks and Caicos Islands and Jamaica. This year, he has committed himself to having a camp in Abaco, and quite possibly, returning to the Turks and Caicos Islands and Jamaica.
"Wherever we go, the message is the same - to encourage young people to believe in themselves and in their futures," said Rodgers. "Most people have callings in life - some accept them and some don't. I think mine is to work with young people. It's been a blessing to me because it has helped me to keep my life together.
"It is a joy when you can touch young people's lives and motivate them and encourage them. There is always hope when you're focussing on the positive things in life, and young kids need to know that. When we look at the kids who have been touched by this camp over the years, to see some of them working as instructors in the camp is a blessing. We've helped some of them go off to college and we have seen them come back home and are now working in the community. It's a joy to be able to see that."
Working along with the kids this year are Cleveland Cavaliers' Head Coach Byron Scott, Cavaliers NBA 'Rookie of the Year' Kyrie Irving, Detroit Pistons assistant coach Dee Brown, Tyrone Bogues, former NBA player Scott Burrell and Klay Thompson - son of former Bahamian NBA great Mychal 'Sweet Bells' Thompson and current starting two guard of the Golden State Warriors, just to name a few.
"It's a great crew that we have coming down," said Rodgers. "I'm sure all of the kids and their parents will appreciate what we have in store for them this year. I'm just looking forward to putting it all together for the kids."
Sponsors coming on board to assist with the camp this year include: Scotiabank Bahamas Ltd., Royal Bank of Canada, J.S. Johnson Insurance Ltd., Colina Insurance Ltd., Family Guardian, Bamboo Shack, Bahamas Business Solutions, Jewel Party Supplies, Freddie's Barber, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Ministry of Tourism and The Bahamas' Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (SDA). Rodgers said that he is grateful to all of them.
By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Reporter
THE SOUTH Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day Adventists is getting a new media platform this Saturday, when it launches Word SBC 88.3 FM, a new radio station.
Followers of the church and other members of the Christian community will be able to hear a number of programmes on the radio station, including youth, health and family programmes.
Seventh Day Adventist pastor Paul A Scavella told Tribune Religion, the mission of the church is to impact the community through as many avenues as possible.
The church is also responsible for Adventist Television (ATV53), a TV channel aired on Cable Bahamas on weekends. Local programmes on focus on health, keys ...
POLICE, civil servants and public officers were thanked during a church service held recently.
The South Bahamas Conference of Seventh Day Adventists held their 17th annual service of thanksgiving for law enforcement officers, civil servants and public officers on Saturday.
The service was held under the theme "God With Us" at the Centreville Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest is pictured giving an address at the service.
Nassau, Bahamas - A book
entitled Inspirational Sayings and stories from A to Z by Dr. Leonard
A. Johnson, president, Bahamas Conference Of Seventh 'day Adventists
was presented to Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham on
Thursday, September 2 at the office of the Prime Minister, Cable Beach.
Pictured from: Prime Minister Ingraham and Dr. Johnson...
By Pastor A. Leonard Johnson
President, Bahamas Conference
of Seventh-day Adventists
For The Guardian
Given the unacceptable level of crime and vice in our community, the discussion regarding what is becoming of our society continues. You listen to the talk shows and read the same concerns in the newspapers. And rightly so, there is a need to address this major wave of lawlessness, as it affects all of us--rich and poor, black and white, Bahamians and non-Bahamians, Christians and unbelievers. However, could it be that our approach is a bit limited in that we continue to look at the results and then react?I wish to proffer the following thoughts for consideration.
Policing the Heart
Policing, fo ...
Friday 1st June 2012 6:30 AM
Come increase your steps and support 2012 Haiti Mission Trip Run / Walkathon Friday, June 1, 2012 6:30am Goodman's Bay Route: starting at Goodman's Bay head west on West Bay street to super value round a bout and back to Goodman's Bay Registration Fee $5.00 Register at: South Bahamas conference of seventh day Adventists, berea SDA church or on the morning of the race at 6-6:25am sharp. For more information, call 341-4021
Saturday 5th December 2009 7:30 PM
Under the Distinguished Patronage of Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Johnson, President The Bahamas Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists Donation: $15 Box Office: The Bahamas Conference of SDA Offices, Tonique Williams-Darling Highway Part proceeds to aid the Bahamas Academy Building Fund, and a Scholarship Fund for At-Risk Young Men Where: St. Andrews Presbyterian Kirk, Shirley Street