Education

'Learn to swim' - a warning to parents
'Learn to swim' - a warning to parents

August 11, 2022

SWIM instructors have echoed police warnings to parents to make certain that their children are supervised while swimming.

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Vaccine facilities to be sited on campus
Vaccine facilities to be sited on campus

August 11, 2022

PRIME Minister Phillip "Brave" Davis says plans are underway to set up vaccination sites at school campuses in an effort to get more children inoculated against COVID-19.

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Daring to dive deep
Daring to dive deep

August 08, 2022

While The Bahamas is a hub for shark research, it is a rarity that there is a Bahamian leading the research - this is something that Candace Fields has always aspired to change.

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 NTA held graduation ceremony for Cohort 19 under the theme, 'Investing in You'
NTA held graduation ceremony for Cohort 19 under the theme, 'Investing in You'

August 05, 2022

The National Training Agency (NTA) held a graduation ceremony for Cohort 19 Thursday, July 28, 2022 at its vocational activities and convention centre, Gladstone Road. Held under the theme “Investing in You,” the ceremony was addressed by former Minister of Labour, D. Shane Gibson.

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Sales beginning to rise ahead of school return
Sales beginning to rise ahead of school return

August 03, 2022

LOCAL businesses say they are beginning to see sales ramp up as customers shop for supplies in anticipation of the opening of schools in the coming weeks.

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The Chinese Ambassador visits Coral Vita Coral Farm, Grand Bahama
The Chinese Ambassador visits Coral Vita Coral Farm, Grand Bahama

August 02, 2022

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas – As part of a three-day official visit to Grand Bahama, Her Excellency Dai Qingli, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to The Bahamas, on Saturday, July 30, toured Coral Vita Coral Farm in Grand Bahama.

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BELINDA DRAWS A LINE IN THE SAND: Union leader sets date for teachers to launch action
BELINDA DRAWS A LINE IN THE SAND: Union leader sets date for teachers to launch action

July 29, 2022

BELINDA Wilson has told teachers to get ready to take industrial action on August 22, insisting the government has had ample time to bring closure to matters of concern for educators.

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The out island adventure of a lifetime
The out island adventure of a lifetime

July 29, 2022

I swam with sharks in the ocean and lived, unscathed, to tell the tale! I snorkeled in and around 96-year-old ship wreck as my summer adventures through the out islands continued with a visit to the westernmost island in the archipelago - Bimini.

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All-Star Alumni Chefs Dinner' in Honour of the Leadership Legacy of UB's Dr. Rodney Smith
All-Star Alumni Chefs Dinner' in Honour of the Leadership Legacy of UB's Dr. Rodney Smith

July 28, 2022

An 'All-Star Alumni Chefs Dinner' in honour of University of the Bahamas President Dr. Rodney Smith was held, July 28, 2022, at Choices Training Restaurant at the UB Oakes Field Campus.

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Alexandria Spreads Wings In Media World
Alexandria Spreads Wings In Media World

July 28, 2022

Alexandria 'Alex' Pinder, a once unassuming Family Island girl, has blossomed into a bearer of professional titles fit for a social butterfly. The 24-year-old is an internationally acclaimed model, local radio personality, entrepreneur and television producer.

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Bamsi Partners With Duke University
Bamsi Partners With Duke University

July 27, 2022

IN A MOVE to strengthen its research capacity and expose students and staff to global best practices in the midst of a climate impacted environment, the Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) has formed, what BAMSI President, Senator, the Hon. Dr. Erecia Hepburn calls, a strategic partnership with Duke University, one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the United States.

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United World College officials and scholarship recipients paid a courtesy call on the Governor General
United World College officials and scholarship recipients paid a courtesy call on the Governor General

July 25, 2022

Recipients of United World College scholarships, and UWC officials, paid a courtesy call on Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith, July 25, 2022.

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Govt to launch free Wi-Fi in one park in every constituency
Govt to launch free Wi-Fi in one park in every constituency

July 25, 2022

Beginning August 1, the government will provide free Wi-Fi internet access to at least one park in every constituency in The Bahamas, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs Wayde Watson announced on Friday.

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BTVI Andros Class of 2022 Makes History
BTVI Andros Class of 2022 Makes History

July 21, 2022

It took Sharona Woodside-Barr five years to complete her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Office Administration, but when she recently crossed the stage at graduation from the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) in her hometown of Andros, she considered it one of her biggest life events.

“To walk across that stage at age 42 was a great accomplishment, I completed this journey to show my kids that age is just a number and not to let anything or anyone deter you from your dreams. Whew child, graduation day was one of the biggest events of my life,” said Sharona.

“I was super excited about graduation. I got to show my home people that, ‘You could do this too and have your family at your side during your biggest moments,’” she added.

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Zero tolerance plan to tackle school violence
Zero tolerance plan to tackle school violence

July 21, 2022

EDUCATION Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin has warned there will be "zero tolerance" for school violence when campuses reopen in September.

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Bahamian Rocket Scientist To Award 50 Coding Camp Scholarships
Bahamian Rocket Scientist To Award 50 Coding Camp Scholarships

July 19, 2022

Aisha Bowe, who made history as the first Bahamian woman to work with NASA as an aerospace engineer, is now seeking 50 Bahamian students to award scholarships to so that they can attend Lingo Solution’s HACK 2022 coding camp.

Bowe launched the camp in 2015 at St. Andrew’s School but was unable to continue it for the past two years as a result of the pandemic.

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Juvenile probation officers get new tool to help curb recidivism
Juvenile probation officers get new tool to help curb recidivism

July 12, 2022

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men,” is a saying that motivates the team in the Department of Rehabilitative Welfare Services (DRWS) of the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development.

The group which works with juveniles in conflict with the law is challenged at times to cope with huge caseloads, produce comprehensive probation reports for the courts while they help youths navigate their deeply complicated lives and work to change challenging behaviours.

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GGYA scores with BASE in Exuma
GGYA scores with BASE in Exuma

July 08, 2022

Exuma was calling and 57 participants, including two from St Lucia, looking to complete a level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award answered the call.

The Governor General's Youth Award, the local office which delivers the internationally recognized programme, hosted its Bahamas Award Super Expedition (BASE) for the first time since 2019. The annual, mega event provides participants from across the nation with an opportunity to explore new frontiers in this archipelagic chain of islands, push their limits, and learn from both their successes and their mistakes.

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Mother and Son Graduate from BTVI Together
Mother and Son Graduate from BTVI Together

July 05, 2022

When Mark Fraser crossed the stage to receive his certificate, his mother, Kelcene Kelly, was not cheering for him from the audience like other parents and supporters. Instead, she was adorned in graduation regalia and sitting nearby as a fellow member of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) Class of 2022.

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