Education

Royal Caribbean Donates Supplies to Assist with Repair of Hugh Campbell Primary School

February 03, 2020

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. made a donation of $50,000 worth of supplies and equipment to Hugh Campbell Primary School to assist with repair of extensive damage caused by recent Hurricane Dorian. Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd accepted the donation on behalf of the school, January 31, 2020. Representing Royal Caribbean was Vice-President, Government Relations/Americas Russell Benford...

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Cianna: Hard work pays off

February 03, 2020

Cianna Johnson, a 10-year-old sixth grade student at Sts. Francis & Joseph School, is the 53rd Archdiocesan Spelling Contest winner...

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GB Disaster Relief Foundation donates to public schools on island

February 02, 2020

The public schools on Grand Bahama were the recipients of several supplies on Friday from the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation. While on island, Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, met with Rupert Hayward of the Foundation where he learned how the Foundation came about and the work they have done since Hurricane Dorian, and their plans to continue assisting residents. Items donated included wipes, hard hats, tool kits, drop cords, micro towels, shampoo, hair straightening kits; toothbrushes and gallon jugs for water or gas. Minister Lloyd and Mr. Hayward are seen with representatives from the schools and the support staff at the Foundation...

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Ground Breaking for UB Residence and Multi-Purpose Complex, a ‘Giant’ Step Forward, says Minister Lloyd

February 02, 2020

The Hon. Jeff Lloyd, Minister of Education, said the ground breaking on Thursday for UB’s Residence and Multi-Purpose Complex is a “giant” step forward in increasing the country’s capacity to stimulate economic and social growth through education. He added that the event is indicative of the valuable resources in the youth of the country, and commended the students who were an integral part of the planning phase of the complex...

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Ground broken on 95 million facility at UB
Ground broken on 95 million facility at UB

January 31, 2020

The University of The Bahamas (UB) broke ground on a $95-million-dollar residence and multipurpose building yesterday morning. The project, which Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis touted as one of the single largest investments in the Over-the-Hill community, has been years in the making. The facility will be constructed at the school’s Oakes Field campus, behind the main entrance. “The Oakes Field campus is at the heart of several historic communities, which have played a vital role in the cultural, economic and political life of the country,” Minnis said...

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Youth Leaders Certification Graduates Commended

January 29, 2020

While bringing remarks on behalf of Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, on January 23, 2020, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary David Cates commended the 47 Graduates of the 2019 Fall graduation National Youth Leaders Certification Programme, and commented on the need for proper training of such leaders...

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Priest Encourages BTVI Students to ‘Keep the Dream Alive’

January 29, 2020

Reverend Angela Palacious recently encouraged students, staff and faculty of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to keep their dreams alive even when they are deferred, as every part of the journey accounts...

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Miami University through the GBDRF, helps Grand Bahamians Get Around Post Storm

January 29, 2020

The Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF) continues its mission to support the residents of Grand Bahama in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. As the response phase has transitioned to recovery GBDRF’s focus has shifted from meeting the immediate needs of residents with relief to helping improve their quality of life and restoring a sense of normalcy...

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Save The Bays, Waterkeepers: 7 Years of Urging, Calling Attention to Reality of Climate Change, Now Time to Act

January 29, 2020

Leaders of two of the nation’s strongest voices in the cry for attention to climate change are urging top educators to impress upon students that the time to act is now...

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Mactaggart, Clarke selected by their schools as student of the year nominees

January 29, 2020

A couple of youth tennis players here in The Bahamas have been selected as Student of the Year nominees by their respective schools – Jackson Mactaggart by the Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) and Sarai Clarke by T.G. Glover Primary...

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Minister Rolle Lauds BYLD Programme

January 28, 2020

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle commended the founder, leaders and coordinators of the Bahamas Youth Leadership Development (BYLD) Programme, saying, on January 25, 2020, that it is “a positive initiative, surrounded by positive people and thus bound to have achieved, and is poised to continue achieving, good and positive results.”..

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Students Stay Put In China - For Now
Students Stay Put In China - For Now

January 28, 2020

AS the government continues to closely monitor the deadly coronavirus in China, Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield said yesterday that officials see "no real reason" to evacuate Bahamians studying in Wuhan...

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BTVI Employee Retires after Nearly 50 Years of Service

January 27, 2020

For nearly 50 years, David Barry worked at one place. He became a Painting and Decorating student in 1969, back when The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) was known as Nassau Technical Centre.  He went on to become an apprentice and after nearly five decades of teaching, recently retired...

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BTVI Exchange Program Ignites Fire in Student

January 27, 2020

“When I came to BTVI, I never once imagined that this would’ve been the gateway God used to let my desires come to fruition.”..

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BEST Workshop on National Biodiversity - Law Enforcement

January 27, 2020

The Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology (BEST) Commission, Ministry of the Environment and Housing, facilitated a Biodiversity - Law Enforcement Workshop in relation to the implementation of the project entitled: "Strengthening Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) in The Bahamas," January 23-24, 2020, at SuperClubs Breezes...

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GGYA Holds Water Safety Course

January 27, 2020

A 15-mile trek camping out overnight in unfamiliar territory with virtual strangers – no problem. Jumping into a four-foot deep pool. Problem...

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Education Officers Teach Stephen Dillet Primary Students About Healthy Eating

January 27, 2020

Health Education Officers at the Ministry of Health, spoke to students at the Stephen Dillet Primary School, Friday, January 24, 2020, about eating a proper and balanced diet so that they could avoid the risk factors for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s), which are of serious concern in children in The Bahamas due to poor nutrition and physical inactivity...

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Education Minister Tours Sybil Strachan and Garvin Tynes Primary Schools

January 26, 2020

The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education, visits New Providence Primary Schools as an ongoing initiative...

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Society-Wide Effort Needed to Elevate Skill Levels to Global Norms, says Education Minister

January 25, 2020

The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education, appealed to participants of a Luncheon Town Hall Meeting to evolve, transform the society, and prepare Bahamians with the requisite education and skills to be productive and to compete globally...

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The Governor General Welcomes 'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' Foundation Board of Directors

January 24, 2020

The chairman and members of the Board of Directors of the 'Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year' Foundation paid a courtesy call upon the Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House, January 23, 2020. Pictured seated from left: Cyndi Williams Rahming - Chairman Emerita; Vandyke Pratt - Chairman; H.E. Cornelius A. Smith; Ricardo P. Deveaux - President & CEO; and CC Lafleur - Vice-President of Programs. Standing from left: Myra Mitchell - Vice-President Emerita; Valerie Dean - Vice-President Emerita; Tanya Woodside - Director Emerita; Linda Wallace - Director; and Maureen Taylor - Assistant Vice-President of Finance.

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