Education

National Spelling Bee Champion Roy Seligman Honoured by Ministry of Education
National Spelling Bee Champion Roy Seligman Honoured by Ministry of Education

July 25, 2021

Before cheering supporters, family, Ministry of Education (MOE) officials, and his coach, and backed by a contingent from Lyford Cay International School (LCIS), Roy Seligman, Jr., the Scripps National Spelling Bee fourth place finisher, and the first student from The Bahamas to advance to the finals -- expressed thanks to the nation.

“The support of everyone here has been amazing. It’s been a great experience to represent The Bahamas,” said Seligman.

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Lloyd states schools will reopen this September
Lloyd states schools will reopen this September

July 23, 2021

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said officials have not yet made a decision as to how schools will reopen in September due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Official Response Re: BTVIs 2021 Graduation
Official Response Re: BTVI’s 2021 Graduation

July 22, 2021

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) wishes to apologize to the Class of 2021 for the inconvenience caused regarding the unsuccessful broadcast of our 2021 virtual graduation. We continue to work on the technical difficulties experienced with the video.

Meanwhile, we share in the disappointment of the Class of 2021 and do not take it lightly as a graduation ceremony is a rite of passage, signaling a new beginning.

We understand that students want their hard work acknowledged and in light of this fact, we are pleased to announce that BTVI will now be hosting a series of drive-in graduations for its 351 graduands to accommodate social distancing and health protocols.

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BTVI Inducts Newest Honor Society Members
BTVI Inducts Newest Honor Society Members

July 19, 2021

A few members of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)’s Class of 2021, who were eligible to be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), were recently recognized.

The new inductees received a professional portfolio containing their membership certificate and card. In addition, they received an official NTHS diploma seal, graduation tassel, purple chord, lapel pin and window decal to display their NTHS affiliation.

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Announcement of Finalists in the University of The Bahamas Presidential Search
Announcement of Finalists in the University of The Bahamas Presidential Search

July 19, 2021

The University of The Bahamas (UB) Presidential Search Committee (PSC), appointed by the UB Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce that it has selected its top three finalists for the position of President of University of The Bahamas, to be appointed at the culmination of current President Rodney D. Smith's term.

The finalists, in alphabetical order: Dr. Erik Rolland is a respected professional with 30 years’ experience hailing from the University of California and the California State University system in the United States. Dr. Rolland currently serves as the Dean of the College of Business Administration at California Polytechnic & State University. Prior to that, Dr. Rolland served in leadership positions at the University of California (Merced and Riverside campuses).

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University of The Bahamas Appoints New Dean of Faculty for UB-North Campus
University of The Bahamas Appoints New Dean of Faculty for UB-North Campus

July 19, 2021

University of The Bahamas (UB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrew Moxey as Dean of Faculty of UB-North. Dr. Moxey’s appointment officially began on 1st July 2021.

In his capacity as Dean, Dr. Moxey will oversee the expansion of academic programme offerings in alignment with the strategic vision for the Campus and the mission of the institution. He will assist with the recruitment, selection, orientation and retention of appropriately qualified faculty; and he will propose and implement strategies to increase retention of students and to support student academic success in collaboration with the Dean of Student Affairs. The new Dean of Faculty will also seek to promote student and faculty research, particularly in the Sciences, as UB-North seeks to become the STEM Campus of the University. Dr. Moxey was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas, where he received his high school education at St. Augustine’s College (SAC). He later earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas, and later, a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1998.

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Special needs youth earn GGYA Bronze Award
Special needs youth earn GGYA Bronze Award

July 19, 2021

When they embarked upon a two-day/one-night hiking trip away from home, it was anyone's guess how things would work out for nine teens with different disabilities.

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TM Club 1600 to launch new Gavel Club at boys' reform school
TM Club 1600 to launch new Gavel Club at boys' reform school

July 19, 2021

The First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters Club 1600 is deepening its connection to the Simpson Penn Center for Boys with the launch of a new Gavel Club at the juvenile detention facility.

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BTVI Rebrands Business Studies
BTVI Rebrands Business Studies

July 16, 2021

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently rebranded its business trades department with a new name, additional programs and certification opportunities.

Under its new name - Business Studies and Entrepreneurship - the department offers degree programs in Office Administration, Human Resources Management and Business Office Technology. Certificate programs include Office Assistant, Human Resources Management and Entrepreneurship.

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JWB at Margaritaville Nassau hosts first intimate wine pairing dinner
JWB at Margaritaville Nassau hosts first intimate wine pairing dinner

July 15, 2021

As more public spaces open in The Bahamas, JWB Prime Steak and Seafood restaurant named after Jimmy W Buffet located in the Margaritaville Beach Resort was a welcome outing for a wine pairing dinner.

Bristol’s Duckhorn Wine Portfolio’s event was an intimate evening of top-notch food, cozy ambience and attentive service at Nassau’s newest oceanfront restaurant. Guests experienced a variety of highly acclaimed wines from Duckhorn’s wineries located in the Napa Valley and the Sonoma and Russian River counties in California.

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UB Alums Explore Self-Discovery and Cultural Awareness
UB Alums Explore Self-Discovery and Cultural Awareness

July 15, 2021

As The Bahamas celebrates the complexities of its achievements 48 years after it became a sovereign nation, a panel of UB alumni is urging Bahamians to consider and embrace the differences that reflect individual and national success.

The Atlanta (ATL) chapter of the UB Alumni Association recently facilitated a discussion under its ATL Success Series on how self-perception, self-discovery, and cultural awareness impact one’s ability to succeed on the world stage.

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BTVI Strengthens Holistic Student Approach
BTVI Strengthens Holistic Student Approach

July 08, 2021

When the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) quickly pivoted to online learning over a year ago, its Student Services department - which is accustomed to in person events - had to do the same with the view of maintaining a student-centred, holistic approach despite the covid-19 pandemic.

Dean of Student Services, Racquel Bethel, noted that the covid-19 pandemic – though disruptive in nature – did not cause her team to lose sight of how important connections are for students.

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Abaco Students Thank Lyford Cay Foundations for Helping Rebuild Central Abaco Primary School
Abaco Students Thank Lyford Cay Foundations for Helping Rebuild Central Abaco Primary School

July 07, 2021

With hand-painted signs held high, students at Central Abaco Primary School welcomed representatives of the Lyford Cay and Canadian Lyford Cay Foundations, thanking them for generous donations that helped rebuild the school destroyed by Hurricane Dorian.

It was a celebration nearly two years in the making.

“We were so touched and moved to see what was achieved with this beautiful new Central Abaco Primary School, thanks in part to the hard work of many and to the donations of generous contributors to the Lyford Cay Foundations” said Dr. Nicola Virgill-Rolle, Lyford Cay Foundations Executive Director who led the expedition to Abaco.

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Mercedes-Benz Executive to Address BTVI Graduates
Mercedes-Benz Executive to Address BTVI Graduates

July 05, 2021

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) is pleased to announce its 2021 graduation speaker as Chief HR Officer for Mercedes-Benz, North America with responsibility for the United States and Canada, Lars N. Minns.

Mr. Minns, a native of Nassau, Bahamas, is a sought-after presenter and facilitator, and spends considerable time communicating the importance of cultivating the right talent for business success.

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BTVI Signs Agreement with University of North Alabama
BTVI Signs Agreement with University of North Alabama

July 05, 2021

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of North Alabama (UNA).

The agreement will give BTVI graduates conditional guaranteed admission to UNA to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Students will also be able to attend UNA classes online while still enrolled at BTVI. This will allow them to easily and quickly transfer to UNA to complete the remaining degree courses after they complete an associate’s degree program at BTVI.

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FEM STEM Bahamas closing the gender gap
FEM STEM Bahamas closing the gender gap

July 02, 2021

By: Jhanae Winter
FEM STEM Bahamas is the newest non-profit organization focuses on providing Bahamian young girls, ages 14 - 18, with opportunities in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) fields.

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There is no such thing as Proper English
There is no such thing as "Proper English"

June 30, 2021

By: Jhanae Winter
Many of us have been told or heard someone say “you need to speak proper english”, intending to correct the way another spoke. But what if I told you that "proper" english is all a myth.

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Doniska Taylor's a college graduate
Doniska Taylor's a college graduate

June 28, 2021

From laughing to crying, Doniska Taylor ran through the gamut of emotions as she held her bachelor's degree from Central State University (CSU) in a video posted to social media as she declared, "I have a degree!" Then the tears fell, and she laughed and cried simultaneously. "I have a degree ... fa, like, school.

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Sandals Foundation makes another investment in Exuma schools
Sandals Foundation makes another investment in Exuma schools

June 28, 2021

As Exuma schools ensure readiness for the 2021/2022 academic year, the Sandals Foundation has made another investment in the island's schools with the installation of a hand-wash station and the further distribution of 39 digital tablets.

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Let the brainstorming begin
Let the brainstorming begin

June 28, 2021

When the inaugural "CBE Innovations in Education Competition" is all said and done, Catholic Board of Education (CBE) director Claudette Rolle said the board expects to see "fantastic" ideas emerge from the inaugural competition for the development of education in The Bahamas.

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