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News Article

January 22, 2011
Government considering 14m radar system

As the government contemplates purchasing a $14 million radar system, Director of the Civil Aviation Department Captain Patrick Rolle said his organization will “make do” in the interim by upgrading the existing ASR-8 radar system, which is currently in use at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).
In a recent interview with The Nassau Guardian, Rolle said the much-needed upgrades will begin in a few months.
“It’s a phased project and phase one of the project will be to update the computer automation system,” said Rolle. “That will begin sometime in March.”
Over the years, Civil Aviation has had to cope with ASR-8 system ...

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News Article

June 08, 2011
Catching up with...

Teaching is not just about imparting knowledge but reigniting the passion for learning, growing and investing in the future daily. This noble profession might not be for everyone, but for Sally Johnson, A.F. Adderley Junior School's Teacher of the Year, it is her life and she cannot imagine herself in any other job.  The outstanding 38-year-old social studies teacher has been teaching for 15 years, with 13 of those years spent teaching at the A.F. Adderley Junior School.  She says she enjoys every moment spent and it just makes her day being able to interact and touch the many students she comes in contact with.

Q: What is your fondest memory as a teacher?

A: I have many good memories but I think my best one would be something that happened in my fourth year as a teacher.  I introduced technology to my grade nine students and I was so amazed in the fact that here we are still teaching in the traditional "chalk talk" and I had students who knew how to manipulate a computer. I thought I was introducing something new to them but they knew how to show me how to use the computer and the programs better than I could show them.  As a matter of fact when I introduced the method of PowerPoint, it was a student who taught me how to put sound effects in my presentation. It was a great feeling to see that as much as I could teach my students they too could teach me.

Q: What makes a good teacher?

A: First of all, being a good teacher, I follow the principles of Jesus Christ, the master teacher.  Once I am organized in terms of knowing my content area and knowing my students, I am ready for all challenges.  Many new teachers come with this false concept that they will be in a class of students who know everything and will understand from the first day, but it's a struggle for them when they see something different. The making of a good teacher is to be able to get to know the background of the students and genuinely care about them.  If you can do this then you will be able to carry the content across better. You have to see students as individuals rather than just a collective group.

Q: What is your greatest challenge in the classroom?

A: My greatest challenge would be dealing with non-readers. Social studies is a content based subject, and not being able to read is a problem that most teachers in this area face. You often have to go back to basics mostly when you try to teach this subject because they cannot read or understand certain concepts. This then results in you not being able to finish curriculum or class plans so that you can accommodate the students and really work with them so they do get it. You have to often deviate from what your plan would've been, but it's okay.  My philosophy is to meet the students where they are. I have been finding that more and more students are not at the right reading and comprehension levels so for us in social studies this is the main challenge.

Q: What do you advise parents to do with their children over the summer break so they are academically prepared for the upcoming school year?

A: Parents should basically keep the kids away from television and all these games. Try to enroll them in a reading or academically based summer program. Being unable to read and comprehend is a major problem in our public school systems. I am not saying that students shouldn't be able to enjoy their summer break, but parents should at least try to get them reading and academically engaged in the weeks closer to the start of school to get their brains back in gear. Even if they do fun things, ensure that some reading is involved.  Keep them away from the television and other similar activities. Get them to read books even if it's online.  There are lots of free electronic books online that they can look into. You just have to properly monitor them to make sure they are reading good things of course, but just get them to do something with reading.

Q: What advice would you give the idealistic new teacher who will be entering the education field in the new school year?

A: The first thing I would want them to understand is that they have to have a love for children. They need plenty patience.  As a teacher with many years behind me in this field, things have changed significantly from when I was in the classroom [as a student].  Back then the teacher was the figure in the classroom.  Here you are competing with all other sources of information like the television, the Internet and students come from so many different backgrounds. So when you enter you have to be ready.  You also need to get to know the students -- put the curriculum aside and sit and talk to the kids to find out who they are and what they are going through.  If you do that then you will see that little Johnny is not just another troublemaker but he is going through a lot.  If you can help ease one situation he may be facing he will be able to focus better and it often will reflect more in his work.  You can't come into the system ready to judge students and assume this and that about them.  As a new teacher, keep your mind open and see students as individuals, respect them and they will do the same to you. They will see where you are coming from and put an effort into learning if you show that you care about them.

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News Article

May 23, 2011
Double donations for the GB Children's Home

Carnival Fascination donates toys and clothes to the GB Children's Home:

Calling into Freeport on Friday, May 20, 2011, Carnival Fascination not only brought hundreds of cruise passengers to the island but also brought boxes of toys and clothes for the Grand Bahama Children's Home.  "We visit here every two weeks and we thought it would be great to donate these goods to the Home in Freeport," said Zanet Zic of Carnival Fascination Cruise line.
Vernita Rolle, of Inchcape, handles cruise logistics for Carnival Fascination and helped coordinate the donation for the Home.  Zic noted that Carnival Fascination hopes to do more for the Children's Home and, after the presentation, cruise representatives toured the facilities and met with the 35 children currently residing at the Home.
Pictured with the Fasciation crew and Ms. Rolle of Inchcape are GBCH Executive Committee members and Administrative Staff who happily received the very generous donation of toys and clothes for the children outside the Home administration building. "We are so grateful for the outpouring of support and donations we receive not only from our community but from those visiting - including the wonderful folks of Carnival Fascination," said Jean Hivert, GBCH Executive Committee.  "It means so much that in the midst of their busy operations and limited time on the island, the crew of Carnival Fascination took the time to think of our children and helps us at a time when the Home's numbers have increased and all assistance is needed and more appreciated than ever!"  (Photo courtesy of Barefoot Marketing)

FNM GB Torchbearers donate two computers to the GB Children's Home:

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Lignum Institute Of Technology AutoCad 2012 Intro-Essentials
Lignum Institute Of Technology AutoCad 2012 Intro-Essentials

Tuesday 23rd October 2012  6:00 PM

Lignum Institute Of Technology Course Schedule AutoCad 2012 Intro-Essentials September 18th, 2012 (10 weeks) Tuesday's & Thursday's 6:00-8:00pm September 15th, 2012 (10 weeks) Saturday only 9:00-1:00pm Lignum Training Institute We provide training from project and risk management to customer service, computer training and other technical training. Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza Tel: 393-2164 Fax: 394-4971


Event
Summer Camp, Summer Classes
Summer Camp, Summer Classes

Wednesday 25th July 2012  7:30 AM

Summer Camp June 25th to July 27th Five Week Program Ages: 2yrs old- 10yrs old Hours: 7:30am-4:00PM $300 Includes Breakfast and Lunch Weekly Fee-$50 Breakfast & Lunch $20 Summer Classes Language, Maths, Reading Bible Stories, Music, Computers, Crafts, Painting, Outdoor Play, Exercise, Games, Field Trips Movies June 25th - July 27th, 2012 Ages 2-10 years Periwinkles Early Childhood Learning Centre is licensed and registered with the Ministry of Education, Pre school Division and is headed by Mrs Carol L Bullard. Register your child today! Periwinkles Early Childhood Learning Center Foxhill Rd, Nassau (5 doors from St Annes) Tel: 364. 4393 Email: periwinkleseclc@coralwave.com Meet our qualified & trained members of Staff


News Article

March 25, 2011
Schaefer asks Customs to reassemble Robin Hood's computers

The computer equipment taken from Robin Hood, Tonique Williams-Darling Highway during a raid by the Department of Customs March 16 was found taken apart when the company’s president, Sandy Schaefer, attempted to retrieve it yesterday.
Schaefer told The Nassau Guardian he refused to take the equipment as a result.

Because the equipment is sensitive, Schaefer said he would prefer customs put it back together before he takes it.
He added that if his technicians attempt to reassemble the equipment they would not know which hard drive goes into corresponding parts of the system, as “only those people” who took it apart would know where they removed components from.
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Lignum Institute Of Technology AutoCad 2012 Intro-Essentials
Lignum Institute Of Technology AutoCad 2012 Intro-Essentials

Tuesday 9th October 2012  6:00 PM

Lignum Institute Of Technology Course Schedule AutoCad 2012 Intro-Essentials September 18th, 2012 (10 weeks) Tuesday's & Thursday's 6:00-8:00pm September 15th, 2012 (10 weeks) Saturday only 9:00-1:00pm Lignum Training Institute We provide training from project and risk management to customer service, computer training and other technical training. Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza Tel: 393-2164 Fax: 394-4971


Event
Public Service Essay Competition
Public Service Essay Competition

Friday 24th July 2009

The Public Service Department holds an essay competition as part of the Tenth Annual Public Service Week, open to junior and seniors in high school. Students should write a 250 - 300 words (juniors) and 450 - 500 (seniors) essay on “The Public Service - Striving for Excellence in Customer Service.” Deadline is July 24. Winner announced at the 10th Annual Public Service Week Awards Ceremony, Oct 10. First prize a Dell Desktop 2400 computer system. Address entries to Ms Antoinette Thompson, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Public Service.


News Article

December 16, 2010
Leaving the Island Sale, Grand Bahama - December 18th

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -

Leaving the Island, so Everything must go! 

Saturday, December 18th from 9am to 3pm; and

Sunday, December 19th from 9am to 12noon

Furniture, computer equipment, printers, hundreds
of movies, books, kitchen equipment, linens, storage, shelving,
decorative items, etc.

No. 3 Bentley Drive, Bahama Terrace off of Lunar Drive (near Stop and Shop)... 

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