Education

Gabriell Hall is 2019 CBC Carleton Williams Scholarship Winner

May 22, 2019

Maurice Moore Primary Student to Receive Full 6-Year Scholarship from Caribbean Bottling Company...After the difficult task of narrowing the Caribbean Bottling Company’s (CBC) Carleton Williams Scholarship applicants down to just six finalists, the CBC interview...

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UB Honors Outstanding Achievement Three-Way Tie for Top Award
UB Honors Outstanding Achievement Three-Way Tie for Top Award

May 22, 2019

A father of two and a UB Mingoes student-athlete tied with a Psychology major to receive the award for the highest cumulative GPA in the 2019 Commencement Class of University of The Bahamas (UB)...

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UB Graduate Pairs Spanish Fluency with International Tourism Pursuits
UB Graduate Pairs Spanish Fluency with International Tourism Pursuits

May 22, 2019

Kevonya Bain has loved the Spanish language for as long as she can remember; she thrived as a student of University of The Bahamas (UB). Now, as a member of UB’s 2019 Commencement Class, she is one step closer to embarking on an academic and cultural odyssey in Barcelona, Spain...

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BTC & C.H. Reeves Recognize Top Achievers

May 21, 2019

BTC teamed up with C.H. Reeves to recognize its top Mathematics students and its students that received top scores in last year’s BJC examinations...

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Lyford Cay Graduates Gain Admission to Top Tier Universities
Lyford Cay Graduates Gain Admission to Top Tier Universities

May 21, 2019

Since 1962, Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) has been known for its standard of academic excellence...LCIS graduates go on to attend the top colleges and universities around the world, acquiring millions of dollars in academic scholarships in the process. The class of 2019 is no exception...

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Having my student debts paid off was like winning the lottery
Having my student debts paid off was like winning the lottery

May 21, 2019

A BAHAMIAN student is among the Morehouse College graduating class of 2019, whose college debts will be paid off by billionaire Robert F Smith. Mr Smith made the pledge during his commencement speech at the college's graduation on Sunday...

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Bahamian Neurosurgeon to Deliver UBs Spring 2019 Commencement Address
Bahamian Neurosurgeon to Deliver UB’s Spring 2019 Commencement Address

May 20, 2019

Bahamian neurosurgeon, Dr. Sherise Ferguson, will deliver the Commencement Address at the University of The Bahamas’ Spring 2019 Commencement ceremony scheduled to be held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Thursday, 23rd May 2019.

More than 600 persons comprise UB’s 2019 Commencement Class, the third group of graduates from the institution since its transition from The College of The Bahamas on 10th November 2016.

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The Importance of Understanding Blood Pressure World Hypertension Day 2019 reminds us to Know Your Numbers
The Importance of Understanding Blood Pressure World Hypertension Day 2019 reminds us to ‘Know Your Numbers’

May 17, 2019

Are you suffering from high blood pressure? In The Bahamas, it’s an epidemic silent killer. A 2006 healthy lifestyle initiative led by the government noted that approximately 21 percent of the Bahamian populace had hypertension. And according to a 2012 PAHO report, the number one cause of death in The Bahamas between 2006 and 2009 was related to hypertensive disease with 688 deaths.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is also considered a leading risk factor for disease on a global level, as many individuals may not be aware that anything is wrong while the damage is occurring within the body. Chronic hypertension can potentially lead to serious conditions like stroke, heart attack, heart failure, or kidney disease. For World Hypertension Day 2019, celebrated internationally on May 17, the theme is “Know Your Numbers” – raising awareness about the importance of knowing what your blood pressure measurement it.

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BTVI and US officials discuss Fulbright program
BTVI and US officials discuss Fulbright program

May 16, 2019

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs in the United States Department of States’ Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, Caroline Casagrande, recently paid a courtesy call on President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson.

The visit came a day before it was announced that the Fulbright program would be reinstated for Bahamian students. The program which promotes international goodwill through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture and science, was introduced to The Bahamas in 1996.

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Campbell appeals to Bahamian families to be part of the solution to the negative impacts of climate change

May 16, 2019

Families throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas have a significant role to play in protecting the country from the destructive effects of Climate Change.

Addressing Members of the House of Assembly on Wednesday, May 15 (a day that is annually observed as International Day of Families), Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, said increases in global temperatures, rising sea levels, ocean pollution and other climate change impacts, are seriously affecting low-lying coastal communities and countries such as The Bahamas.

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Campbell outlines the power of family love and support in community building

May 16, 2019

The power of family love and support has the capacity to improve Bahamian communities, and indeed the entire commonwealth, one action at a time; one solution at a time, and one family member at a time, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell said Wednesday (May 15).

Delivering a special intervention in the House of Assembly on the observance of International Day of Families (observed May 15 annually), Minister Campbell said the family is also a resource that can provide inspiration and comfort in a world of uncertainty.

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EARTHCARE participates in WORLDWIDE EVENTS TO END CAPTIVE WHALE AND DOLPHIN PROGRAMS
EARTHCARE participates in WORLDWIDE EVENTS TO END CAPTIVE WHALE AND DOLPHIN PROGRAMS

May 15, 2019

On May 11th 2019, Concerned citizens across the globe gathered for the 7th Annual Empty The Tanks Worldwide event. Thousands gathered in solidarity to bring awareness to the plight of captive whales and dolphins during this annual event, which spanned over 70 event locations across 25 countries.

EARTHCARE volunteers manned an information station in Freeport, Grand Bahama, to educate the public about captive whale and dolphin programs. Gail Woon, Founder of EARTHCARE, a former Dolphin Trainer shared her experiences and is adamant that dolphins can’t be kept happily in captivity. “EARTHCARE is vehemently against the introduction of any new captive dolphin facilities into the Bahamas”, she said.

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Long Island's Mangrove Bush Students Pay Courtesy Call on the Prime Minister
Long Island's Mangrove Bush Students Pay Courtesy Call on the Prime Minister

May 15, 2019

Parents, teachers, and students of Mangrove Bush Primary School, Long Island, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis at the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday, May 13, 2019. The students presented the Prime Minister with a gift of Long Island handicraft work. At the visit were: Carla Rodgers – Principal, Lakesa Lloyd – Teacher’s Aide/Parent, Logan Knowles – Head Boy, Kadence Ramacola – Head Girl, Blake Cartwright - Deputy Head Boy, Penny Murphy – Deputy Head Girl, Austin Cartwright, Liam Knowles, Abigayl Chea, Malayna Constantakis, Paris Rolle, Sariah Wells, Jonathan Lopez, Jarrad McPhee, Raven Burrows, Riche Darville, Colinia Dean, Kathia Knowles, Michaela Major, Hannah Ritchie, Angelique Turnquest, Nyeemah Turnquest, Nyla Tynes, Leonard Cartwright - Parent, Mike Constantakis - Parent, Sheena Ramacola - Parent, Cheyenne Constantakis - Parent, Santina Chea - Parent, and Judy Knowles - Parent. (BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)

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Lower Deadman's Cay Primary Brings Drama to the National Arts Festival
Lower Deadman's Cay Primary Brings Drama to the National Arts Festival

May 15, 2019

Lower Deadman's Cay students Sasha Fox and prefect Brianna Moore recited their way into the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Long Island Adjudications, as it made its first stop on the island, on May 13, 2019. Drama Adjudicator and Cultural Icon Philip Burrows gave the students pointers and encouragement, while Senior Cultural Officer with responsibility for the Festival, Sonovia Pierre, spoke to teachers of different grade levels about what their students can do to enter more disciplines next year.

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PM Minnis Endorses Reinstatement of Fulbright Program
PM Minnis Endorses Reinstatement of Fulbright Program

May 15, 2019

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between The Bahamas through the Ministry of Education and the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for the re-establishment of the prestigious Fulbright Program for academically qualified Bahamians.
After a 23-year hiatus, which included 2 years of renegotiations, the MOU was signed during a ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Signatories were the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education and Caroline Casagrande, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Bentley University Students of Massachusetts Pay Courtesy Call on the Governor General

May 14, 2019

Governor General Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling welcomed Executive Student Leaders of Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts, on Monday, May 13, during a courtesy call at Government House.

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Hundreds of Tablets Donated to Public Schools to Prepare Today's Tech Age Students

May 11, 2019

The donation of tablets to public schools has contributed to the digitization of the educational system in the country, said Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson during a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister, May 9, 2019...

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First Cartwright-Coakley Scholarship recipients graduate from MTSU, return to assist Great Exuma Community

May 10, 2019

Whitney Curtis and Erin Mckenzie received a life-altering education from Middle Tennessee State University, thanks to a one-of-a-kind Cartwright-Coakley Scholarship...

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BTVI Student Interns Abroad

May 07, 2019

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTV) recently facilitated its first international internship...Carpentry student, Odler Pierre, boldly reached out to Storm Team Construction and secured an internship opportunity with the company...

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May Is Arthritis Awareness Month
May Is Arthritis Awareness Month

May 07, 2019

So what is Arthritis? Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. It can affect one joint or multiple joints. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, with different causes and treatment methods. Two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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