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Joint Statement by UB & BTVI responding to Facebook Video - Aug 24, 2021 - 3:29:01 PM

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The University of The Bahamas and The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute strongly condemn the language and behaviour displayed in a satirical video posted on Facebook on Saturday, August 21st, which makes light of the education system and connects it to our brands.

As national tertiary institutions, we are appalled by this disturbing video, which includes profanity, sexual innuendos, violence and a total lack of respect for the teaching and learning process...
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Basketball Camp fosters more than talent with CWCO backing - Aug 11, 2021 - 10:37:12 AM

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On the heels of national celebrations for various Bahamian sporting achievements, over fifty campers are now better equipped and motivated to make their basketball stardom dreams a reality.

Prior to amended COVID-19 Emergency Orders prohibiting summer camps, the D-Squad Summer Basketball Camp - sponsored by Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Limited (CWCO) - welcomed boys and girls ages seven to 17 to not only learn the rules of the sport, but develop their overall character...
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BNT Hosts Environmental Education Conference with MoE and US Embassy - Aug 10, 2021 - 3:14:06 PM

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The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is honoured to host the first virtual BNT Environmental Education Conference from August 16 to August 20, 2021, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the United States Embassy. Supported by the Sandals Foundation, this conference for educators will introduce the new environmental components of the Ministry of Education’s Primary Science Curriculum.

During the five-day virtual event, educators will be introduced to resources and materials for teaching topics such as species life cycles...
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Bahamas Feeding Network volunteers treated to Royal Caribbean Cruise - Aug 8, 2021 - 12:08:01 PM

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Nearly 70 fully vaccinated volunteers and their spouses will board Adventure of the Seas August 7 for a complimentary seven-day cruise through The Bahamas and Mexico, thanks to Royal Caribbean International.

“We wanted to do something special for our volunteers who have been working the front line of hunger tirelessly, many of them for eight years since we first started, and worked even harder during the last 18 months of the pandemic,” said Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) Executive Director Philip Smith...
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100 Trees Planted For CIBC FirstCaribbean's 100th Year Banking Anniversary - Jul 30, 2021 - 12:28:14 PM

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To celebrate 100 years of banking in the region, CIBC FirstCaribbean is planting 100 trees across the 16 territories in which it operates.

The first tree planting in The Bahamas recently occurred at the Bahamas Girl Guides Association Campsite, Camp Discovery, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Housing’s Forestry Unit.

The donation of lignum vitae, yellow elder, Persian lime, and cocoplum trees came as the campsite restores its Bush Medicine Garden and Native Plants Reserve...
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RBDF Supply Department gives back to community - Jul 26, 2021 - 3:51:21 PM

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As a part of the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King’s strategic plans for community relations as a socially corporate partner, members of the Supply Department took time out to donate much-needed items to the Mary Ingraham Care Centre, on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Led by Base Supply Officer, Senior Commander Gregory Brown, the Officers and Marines showed their support for the community, as they paused from their daily routine to present the items to Ms. Joyce Roberts...
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NPEP sponsors STEM waste management summer camp for girls - Jul 26, 2021 - 2:05:59 PM

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The New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP) announced its sponsorship of a two-week STEM Waste Management Summer Camp for girls ages thirteen to eighteen. The project-based camp, hosted by FEM STEM Bahamas, focuses on a number of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines related to waste management including, sustainable manufacturing, aquaponics, biofuel & bioenergy, and the many career opportunities available in these fields...
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Official response: BTVI’s 2021 Graduation - Jul 22, 2021 - 1:05:52 PM

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...
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Announcement of Finalists in the University of The Bahamas Presidential Search - Jul 21, 2021 - 7:43:51 PM

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...
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University of The Bahamas appoints New Dean of Faculty for UB-North Campus - Jul 19, 2021 - 4:00:06 PM

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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...
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BTVI prepares students for Media World - Jul 16, 2021 - 10:21:45 AM

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The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) Media Technology program (BTVI) has been described as a “little known gem” that is helping its students to keep pace with an ever-changing media landscape.

The hands-on program seeks to develop students to be on the cutting edge of the creative and competitive field of media technology...
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UB Alums explore self-discovery and cultural awareness - Jul 15, 2021 - 3:16:16 PM

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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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‘Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise’ Program attracts One-Sixth of Company - Jul 13, 2021 - 10:25:48 AM
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Over 100 enthusiastic National Insurance Board (NIB) employees spanning three islands recently committed to becoming more ‘Healthy, Wealthy and Wise’.

Over the course of eight weeks, NIB staff based in Andros, Grand Bahama, and New Providence learned about taking care of their overall wellbeing and how doing so influences every aspect of their lives...
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Ministry of Public Works & BNT Launch ICZM Project to improve Coastal Resilience - Jul 9, 2021 - 6:20:10 PM

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Climate change is quickly becoming one of the greatest threats to global economies and human wellbeing. As an island nation, The Bahamas is especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change. To combat this looming threat, the Ministry of Public Works Project Implementation Unit, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has contracted The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) to help implement parts of the Climate Resilient Coastal Management & Infrastructure Program.

Also known as the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Project, the goal of this project is to use traditional and nature-based solutions...
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BTVI strengthens holistic student approach - Jul 8, 2021 - 12:20:28 PM

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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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Bahamas Feeding Network thanks Chinese Embassy & Zonta Club of Nassau for food donations - Jul 6, 2021 - 9:05:22 AM

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At a recent ceremony at its temporary Fox Hill Community Centre facility, executives of the Bahamas Feeding thanked Chinese Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China and the Zonta Club of Nassau for generous food donations which will, collectively, assist nearly 300 families.

“In the past couple years, The Bahamas has faced dual challenges of Hurricane Dorian and the Covid-19 pandemic so even at the best of circumstances this would be very challenging for any government...
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BTC Elevates Tropical Gardens & Westridge North Communities - Jul 5, 2021 - 6:01:58 PM

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BTC completed its fiber upgrades in several communities in the Western district of New Providence including Tropical Gardens and Westridge North which now gives more than 650 families access of up to 600Mpbs of broadband speed directly to their homes.

BTC CEO, Andre Foster said, “Our promise is to upgrade our communities throughout the country continues and we are proud to announce that we’ve elevated the broadband experience for residents in both Tropical Gardens and Westridge North...
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Lighthouse Pointe - Wine & Dine, Golf, Staycation & Unwind - Jun 28, 2021 - 1:05:06 PM

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At Lighthouse Pointe, our weekly food and drink specials make every seat the best seat in the house. From classic Bahamian fare in Portobello’s Restaurant to refreshing cocktail at our Lobby Bar, we serve up the best menus and events on Grand Bahama Island. Covid-19 Protocols are fully enforced. Seafood Fridays •Sunday Endless Mimosas Family Style Brunch •Happy Hour at Lighthouse Pointe Lobby Bar •Staycations •Golf. For more information, please call 373-1333.


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New Rotary Club formed in The Bahamas - Jun 27, 2021 - 9:08:50 PM

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The Rotary Club of South Ocean (RCSO) is the newest and tenth Rotary club in The Bahamas.  RCSO was formed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and was officially chartered on 17 February 2021 with thirty-three members.

On 23 June 2021, RCSO held a charter and installation ceremony in preparation for the commencement of the new Rotary year which starts on 1 July 2021.  During the ceremony the Board of Directors, officers and members of RCSO received their Rotary pins and membership packages... 
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DRA prioritizes available resources for Abaco and Grand Bahama communities - Jun 21, 2021 - 2:17:30 PM

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The DRA recognizes that the needs within the communities of Abaco and Grand Bahama are pressing, and we are methodically prioritizing the work and maximizing the available resources to ensure that the islands of Abaco including the Cays and Grand Bahama are fully reconstructed. DRA takes a moment to share current facts:

YES, COVID did impact the DRA’s ability to raise funds...

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