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May 13, 2013
Francis de Sales School Shines with Drama and Dance

Marsh Harbour

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Abaco, The Bahamas - St. Francis de Sales Catholic School student
Ashanti Duncanson recites "Junkanoo", during the recent E. Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications, at the St. Francis de Sales
Church, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

Photos enclosed...

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May 15, 2013
QC students make Alpha Phi Alpha history

Shannon Butler and Ahmad Pratt are the top two males in the Queen's College 2013 graduating class. To that they can add the fact they are also the top two males out of the 2013 Alpha Phi Alpha Honours Day Convocation. A feat that was historic for the Alpha organization, and for Queen's College. In the 26-year history of the honors ceremony, it was the first time that two young men from the same in...

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Banquet occasion to say farewell to St Bede's
June 17, 2013
Banquet occasion to say farewell to St Bede's

THE Roman Catholic School Board, administrators, faculty, teachers, parents and students said farewell to St Bede's Catholic Primary School at a banquet at SuperClubs Breezes.

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June 18, 2013
Banquet occasion to say farewell to St Bede's

THE Roman Catholic School Board, administrators, faculty, teachers, parents and students said farewell to St Bede's Catholic Primary School at a banquet at SuperClubs Breezes.

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100 percent of Aquinas graduates receive diplomas
June 26, 2013
100 percent of Aquinas graduates receive diplomas

Four years after relocating to its new Gladstone Road location, Aquinas College, has graduated one of its best classes in that period. One hundred percent of the 63-member class, graduated with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.30 and above and received diplomas.

Of the graduates, 25 graduated as honor students with grade point averages (GPA) above 3.00. And 42 members of the graduati...

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Street renamed after local humanitarian
July 26, 2013
Street renamed after local humanitarian

Due to inclement weather the renaming ceremony for the Norma Headley Drive was not held this past Wednesday as previously announced and has been post poned til October, but the street sign was changed.

Speaking to Mrs. Headley said that she is humbled and honoured at the same time having this street renamed after her...

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Most schools below C average
August 20, 2013
Most schools below C average

Only six schools out of approximately 100 averaged a grade of C+ or above in the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) exams, Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald revealed yesterday.

This includes both public and private schools which sat more than 20 papers...

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Principals told that there is much room for improvement
August 21, 2013
Principals told that there is much room for improvement

Days before the opening of the new school year, public school principals were told that there is much room for improvement in the education sector by Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald, but that in their pursuit of educational success that he was more concerned about the factors beyond their control -- particularly parental involvement in children's education...

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September 28, 2013
Mary, Star of the Sea 6th graders and Girl Guides at coastal clean-up

In the words of John Heywood, "Many hands make light work".
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- It is the responsibility of all of us to keep our environment clean, as residents of the third rock from the sun. In addition, it is our responsibility to pass this spirit of accountability for our planet on to the next generation.
The Earth is not disposable as many of the things in our lives today. Unfortunat...

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December 09, 2013
Catholic Primary Schools Track Field Meet

o Results

Primary Division
1st - Sts. Francis & Joseph Shockers - 615 points
2nd - St. Cecilia's Strikers - 443 points
3rd - Xavier's Giants - 408 points
4th - St. Thomas More Sparks - 407 points

Junior Division
1st - St. Cecilia's - 322 points
2nd - Xavier's Giants - 300 points
3rd - Sts. Francis & Joseph Shockers - 252 points
4th - St. Thomas More Sparks - 224 points

Overall
1st - Sts. Franci...

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January 15, 2014
Teachers educated about the environment

Claudette Rolle can't wait to up-cycle her large plastic bottles and turn them into bird feeders, after her participation in a one-day environmental education workshop at the Bahamas National Trust (BNT).
Rolle, the director of Catholic Education was among 240 Catholic School Board educators and staff who participated in the one-day workshops that took place on three islands -- New Providence, at ...

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March 24, 2014
Teachers laud GB National Arts Festival Adjudications

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Grand Bahama teachers applauded their students' performances and commended the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival for giving the them a chance to "let their lights shine", during the first week of the adjudications there.
Mrs. Joanne Cooper of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School said she was "beyond proud" seeing her students perform in the Festival.
"When they came...

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May 07, 2014
World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Two years after Saint Martin Monastery placed an advertisement in the newspaper seeking young women with a calling to be a part of the sisterhood, as the world approaches the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations, there exists a prominent challenge in engaging people who feel they have a calling to serve God and their communities. While the priesthood and diaconate have seen the new membership of...

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May 21, 2014
Recognizing the who's who of primary schools in The Bahamas

The search for the best and brightest students coming out of primary schools began in November 2013, when administrators began keeping an eye out for the shining achievers who will, this year, be awarded a share of approximately $110,000 in scholarships and prizes at the 18th annual Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards program.
The winner will be named National Primary School Student ...

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May 28, 2014
Xavier's student is the 'best and brightest'

Donovan Butler, 11, a sixth grade student at Xavier's Lower School was recognized over the weekend as the "best and brightest" student coming out of the primary schools this year. Donovan was chosen over 117 of his peers to walk away with the top prize of a $5,000 scholarship and a computer at the 18th annual Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards Program (BPSSYAP).
He was the first stu...

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May 29, 2014
Archbishop Patrick Pinder celebrates 10th anniversary

Catholic Archbishop Patrick Pinder has admitted that he has needed the strength the Lord has lent during the past 10 years as head of the Archdiocese of Nassau, to bear his responsibilities during that period as the world, the country, the church and its people experienced unprecedented changes.
"My stewardship had been attended by challenges great and small, both expected and unexpected," said Ar...

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June 18, 2014
Over 170 children rewarded for environmental service

The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has a long history of pioneering innovative educational programs for Bahamian youth, in hopes that they are nurturing future ecologists and environmentalists. The Discovery Club, which is the youth arm of the BNT, is no different, with over 40 clubs on New Providence, Abaco, Grand Bahama, Andros, Eleuthera, Exuma, Cat Island and Inagua.
The BNT Discovery Club recen...

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Ripped our gust again: Family that lost relatives in Flight 370 loses another in Ukraine crash
July 18, 2014
"Ripped our gust again": Family that lost relatives in Flight 370 loses another in Ukraine crash

Relatives, friends and colleagues paid tribute Friday to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17...

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August 24, 2014
Leaving the nest

"Your children are not your

children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you."
- Kahlil Gibran
(Author's note: This time of the year marks the moment for many parents and children when those we have lovingly and protectively raised leave the nurturing nest for the first time,...

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September 30, 2014
Bahamian named Dedman Scholar at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Donald Glass II, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas, Texas, was recently named a Dedman Scholar in clinical care at the medical center.
A release appearing in the Centertimes, a publication of the university, as well as in the Dallas Morning News, a major daily newspaper serving the Dallas area, noted "At UT Southwestern, Dr. Gl...

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November 05, 2014
Catholic education marks 125-year milestone

On November 4, Catholic Schools on New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco celebrated a century and a quarter of Catholic education in The Bahamas.
While November 4, 1889 marked the dawning of a new era in education for The Bahamas, which was then 78 years away from majority rule and equality in educational opportunities. On that day, St. Francis Xavier School, the first Catholic school in The Baha...

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December 20, 2014
Mackey making the most of his senior season

New Providence native Nashad Mackey is making the most of his senior year at the Champagnat Catholic School in Hialeah, Florida.
This past weekend, the 6-foot-5 small forward helped the Champagnat Lions capture the 2014 AROD classic title, and was named 'Athlete of the Week' by the Miami Herald for his 35-point, 11 rebound performance in the tournament's semifinal game against Miami Christian High...

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February 11, 2015
Political will a must for progress in education, minister says

Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald has identified political will as the critical ingredient of successful education models around the world, and he told the Eighth Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Education in Panama City that without the political will to effect change, educational systems stagnate.

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Education Minister announces Plans to Improve Education Sector
March 02, 2015
Education Minister announces Plans to Improve Education Sector

Education, Science and Technology Minister the Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald outlined new intervention strategies that the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology...

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March 24, 2015
2015 National Spelling Bee Competition

Contestants in the 2015 National Spelling Bee Competition paid a courtesy call...

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March 27, 2015
Biminite Earns 'Captain' at United Airlines

Wilmore Jerome Stuart a product of Bailey Town, Bimini, is making a name for himself in the airline industry and likewise making all Bahamians proud of his accomplishment...

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April 17, 2015
Our Lady's Catholic Primary School transformed to special needs center

The government spent more than $2.2 million transforming the former Our Lady's Catholic Primary School into a special needs education center, Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald said yesterday.

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April 20, 2015
This week in The Bahamas (13-17 April 2015)

Urban Renewal Co-Chair responds to Auditor General Report

Responding to the Auditor General’s report on the Small Homes Repair Program, Co-Chair of the Urban Renewal Commission Algernon Allen said that in respect of the 11 contractors cited for failing to complete their designated scope of works valued at over $170,000, “we’ve already taken them out (of the system) and there was a small number ...

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April 22, 2015
St. Anne's School student is new junior minister of tourism

Owyn Ferguson beat out 14 youth tourism ambassadors from around the country in the Junior Minister of Tourism Speech Competition to be named the new junior minister of tourism...

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May 08, 2015
'Humble but proud' to have school named in her honour

ST BEDE'S Catholic Primary School was officially renamed in honour of the "humble but proud" former principal Sister Annie Thompson at a ceremony yesterday at the Sutton Street campus...

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