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Poor Education Results Continue
August 05, 2011
Poor Education Results Continue

Student performance declined in more than half of the 27 Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) exam categories, with students continuing to average D's and E's, respectively in English language and mathematics, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Education.

According to Education Minister Desmond Bannister, who addressed the media at a news conference at the...

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Hitting her mark
August 10, 2011
Hitting her mark

She has a resume that makes her the envy of her peers -- a total of 10 Bahamas General Certificates of Secondary Education examinations (BGCSE) -- nine passed with A grades, one B grade in Spanish "blemishes" her record. She has a grade point average of 3.97 and has been awarded a $180,000 scholarship to attend Kettering University -- and she still has another year in high school.

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Hitting her mark
August 10, 2011
Hitting her mark

She has a resume that makes her the envy of her peers -- a total of 10 Bahamas General Certificates of Secondary Education examinations (BGCSE) -- nine passed with A grades, one B grade in Spanish "blemishes" her record.

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September 05, 2011
Union concerned about teacher shortage, dengue, state of schools

A shortage of teachers, the escalating dengue fever outbreak, and the state of some schools affected by Hurricane Irene, are some of the chief concerns that Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson expressed as public schools open across the country today.
Yesterday Wilson said the public school system is short of about 22 teachers, particularly in the areas of mathematics and othe...

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September 08, 2011
Virclom offers sound solution

As the government considers which company will install CCTV cameras throughout New Providence, two young Bahamians in the U.S. are urging officials to drop what they are doing, and think again.
Shawn Barker, 35, and Depree Smith, 30, the CEOs of Virclom Technologies, have recently partnered with a major U.S. company to sell, install and distribute a cutting-edge gun shot and explosive detection sy...

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October 24, 2011
Study keys in on causes of crime

A new scientific study by a College of The Bahamas researcher has concluded what may come as no surprise to policymakers: Increases in population lead to increased crime while increases in gross domestic product (GDP) lead to decreased crime.
"If you know what your population growth is going to be, the government would have to increase GDP by a certain amount to keep the crime rate at wherever the...

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November 02, 2011
A Chat About Life

Kristof Murphy has dreams of becoming a biologist.  To make his dream a reality, he knew he had to do well in Biology and Math classes -- what he didn't know was that he also had to do well in Physics.  Now he does, after participating in "Career Chatroom" at his school.  The Doris Johnson High School 12th grader says speaking with a professional in the engineering field and learning what he has t...

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COB Biochemistry Major Recognized for Achievements
January 18, 2012
COB Biochemistry Major Recognized for Achievements

College of The Bahamas biochemistry major Mikell Butler was recently presented with a $1,000 check by Woodside Insurance Brokerage Ltd. for her outstanding achievements in the 2011 Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) examinations.

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January 25, 2012
Living up to a legacy of excellence

Dreams are bigger than the problems that try to disillusion you.  This is the belief of 14-year-old Kathie-Lee Petsch, a tenth grade student at N.G.M. Major High School in Long Island.  The over-achiever, who was recognized at the Ministry of Education's annual national awards presentation for the best overall performance by a female student in the Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) in the...

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February 01, 2012
A young man who has his 'head on right'

At first glance, he seems to be like just any other young man his age with the usual air of confidence and a seeming nonchalant attitude, but if you take a closer look and get to know him better, you realize that 15-year-old Brennan Williams is much more than meets the eye. He's smart and he has a passion for saving animals -- particularly cats.
Williams, a ninth-grade student at North Eleuthera H...

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