Education

Lewis Foundation Expands Scholarship Opportunities

March 03, 2020

For high school graduates from low-income and middle-class families who believe college isn’t an option, the Lewis Foundation says think again...

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MARCH 2020: National Kidney Month
MARCH 2020: National Kidney Month

March 03, 2020

March is National Kidney Month, a time when communities across the country raise awareness about kidney disease. In partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) NIH external link, this year’s focus is the link between high blood pressure and kidney disease.

If you have high blood pressure, you’re at risk for chronic kidney disease, a serious condition that can lead to stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, and death.

The good news is that you can help protect your kidneys by managing high blood pressure with these 6 healthy lifestyle habits.

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Carmetta the overachiever

March 03, 2020

Carmetta Barry, a freshman at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, is the recipient of the Marjorie Davis Award for Best Overall Performance Government Schools in the 2019 Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) examinations...

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Bahamian girls in STEM to the UN

March 03, 2020

Tyrhonda Glinton, along with four Bahamian girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – Shabrea Davis, Paige Rahming, Olga Roussos and Tyler Knowles – recently participated in the 5th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly panel discussion at the United Nations (UN), New York...

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Tyrone Pratt Jr. is BFSB’s 2019 Student of the Year – Financial Services

March 03, 2020

Tyrone Pratt Jr. is the Bahamas Financial Services Board’s 2019 Student of the Year – Financial Services. The University of The Bahamas (UB) graduate with a Bachelor’s in business administration, economics and finance, with distinction, received an initial contribution toward an investment account with CFAL...

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Government Progress Report highlights accomplishments in education, environment and Over-the-Hill
Government Progress Report highlights accomplishments in education, environment and Over-the-Hill

March 02, 2020

The Government of The Bahamas will release its first Progress Report on Monday 2 March 2020. The report will outline some of the Government’s major accomplishments since coming to office in May 2017...

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MOE, OAS and ProFuturo launch Digital Mobile Classroom Initiative

March 01, 2020

The Ministry of Education (MOE) in partnership with the Organization of American States (OAS) and ProFuturo has officially launched the ProFuturo Digital Mobile Classroom initiative in The Bahamas...

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Spanish Wells Students Shine in the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival

February 28, 2020

Students at the Samuel Guy Pinder All-Age School in Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, showcased their talent through music, drama and visual arts, as the school was the first stop for the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival 2020 Adjudications, on February 26, 2020. Of note, Kemel Scott, Jordyn Brown and Wes Underwood played the piano; Aurora Knowles sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"; eighth-grader Dinero St. Phar performed drama; and a group of students played the chimes. The Festival’s adjudication team is currently in Eleuthera until February 28, and will be in Andros the following week...

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ORG/C.R. Walker Apprenticeship Program works with Private Sector Partners to gets students Work-ready

February 28, 2020

Preparing students for bright futures extends beyond the classroom. That’s the philosophy of The Organization for Responsible Governance, C.R. Walker, and their partners. The not-for-profit and the high school have teamed up to launch an apprenticeship program, dedicated to enhancing job readiness and improving future prospects for underperforming or non-traditional learners. Recently, students of the program, which launched in the fall term of 2019, got their first on site experience, visiting Bon Vivants Café and Young’s Fine Wines to learn about careers in service, food & beverage, marketing and wholesale distribution...

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Minister Pintard Brings Remarks at Kingsway Academy’s Honour Society Alpha Kappa Tau Induction Ceremon

February 26, 2020

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. Michael Pintard brought remarks at Kingsway Academy’s Honour Society Alpha Kappa Tau Induction Ceremony held under the theme “Committed to Grow in the Knowledge and Service of our Lord Jesus Christ” on the school’s grounds, Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The Honour Society was conceived in 2012 as a means of recognizing students who not only did well, but also excelled in student life. There are three key areas in which the honourees must excel: Character, Leadership, Academics and Service...

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Department of Education holds Professional Development Workshops for Family and Consumer Science Educators

February 26, 2020

Interpersonal and communication skills and preparation for certifications and internships are among the essentials that teachers must impress upon students in Family and Consumer Science said Keyshan Bastian, Assistant Director of Education, Career and Technical Education Section...

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MOU Teaching Services Agreement Signed Between Bahamas and Cuban Governments

February 24, 2020

Approximately 60 teachers are expected to be engaged by the Bahamas Government as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Ministry of Education and the Cuban Government to provide services in the subjects of agricultural science, biology/chemistry, electrical installation, auto mechanics, mathematics, Spanish and French...

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60 Cuban Teachers To Cover Shortages

February 24, 2020

THE Ministry of Education will engage 60 specialist teachers from Cuba to address a local teacher shortage, officials said on Friday...

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Campbell applauds members of LWY Boys Club for their ‘strength of courage’

February 24, 2020

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon Frankie A. Campbell, applauded 50 young boys who are members of the L.W. Young Boys Empowerment Club for having the strength of courage, and conviction, to take a “deliberate step in the right direction...”

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United World College Selection Committee Paid Courtesy Call on the Governor General

February 24, 2020

United World College Selection Committee paid a courtesy call upon Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House on Wednesday, February 19, 2020...

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Transport Holds International Ship and Port Facility Security Seminar

February 24, 2020

The Ministry of Transport and Local Government held an International Ship and Port Facility Security Seminar. The opening for the two-day seminar was held on Wednesday, 19th February at the Paul Farquharson Center, Police Headquarters...

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22 to vie for national spelling bee crown

February 24, 2020

Roy Seligman holds the 2019 Bahamas National Spelling Bee championship trophy after winning the 15-round competition. Seligman's winning word was 'queendom'...

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BTVI instructor tops UWI Bahamas graduates

February 24, 2020

Kerima Smith recently won the top graduate award for the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Bahamas...

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'Hear us'

February 24, 2020

From left, Janeisma Rolle, 23; Annamarie Amerthil, 20; and Kyle Kelly, 21, share a light-hearted moment between classes at the University of The Bahamas' interim campus in downtown Freeport...

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Ministry of Education opens Professional Development Workshops for Family and Consumer Science Education teachers

February 24, 2020

Training students to become good candidates for positions in the hospitality industry, coaching students how to secure internship and work experience, exposing Generation Z to the hospitality industry, and teaching Math for Night Auditing in the Hotel Industry are among the lessons covered at the Family and Consumer Science Education Unit Spring Professional Development Workshops Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at C.C. Sweeting Senior High School...

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