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University of The Bahamas forges Agreement with University of Guelph for Global Experiences - Dec 3, 2021 - 12:27:58 PM

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University of The Bahamas (UB) and the University of Guelph (UGuelph) have found common ground on which to solidify a relationship that will expose students and faculty to additional opportunities for global learning, teaching and research experiences and collaborations.

The two institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) governing a student and faculty exchange relationship...
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PACE pays tribute to treasurer emeritus - Nov 18, 2021 - 12:54:31 PM

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Fifty years ago, the PACE program evolved when support was offered to an 11-year-old who against her own choice, had moved from childhood to motherhood. “No longer able to continue her education in regular school, the PACE program was there to help support her,” said Andrea Archer, one of the founders. She is also a former social worker and former deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health.

The PACE program offers teen mothers an important second chance. PACE – Providing Access to Continued Education...
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RBC Race for the kids attract increase in donations - Nov 11, 2021 - 4:32:17 PM

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For the third time in two years, the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) is the recipient of proceeds from the global RBC Race for the Kids event.

This year, a 20% increase in donations resulted in RBC Royal Bank presenting a cheque for $18,000 to the institution. More than 500 participants laced up locally and joined other participants throughout the wider Caribbean and as far away as Canada and China for the global event...
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Rise Bahamas on the assault & death of 4 yr Old Girl - Nov 8, 2021 - 6:39:47 PM

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It is with a heavy heart that Rise Bahamas has learned of the brutal assault and resulting death of a four year old girl.

Atrocities like this shed light on the inadequate preventative measures and laws we have in respect to child protection in The Bahamas.

Rise Bahamas has been primarily advocating for the full implementation of Marco's Law - which mandates a missing child alert and registry of convicted sex offenders...
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BTVI anonymously receives single largest donation - Nov 4, 2021 - 12:10:39 PM

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President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson, is pleased to announce the receipt of a $200,000 anonymous donation to support technical trades training on the island of Grand Bahama in the aftermath of hurricane Dorian.

It is the single largest donation by a private donor in the institution’s history.
The donation will be used to support the delivery of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certified training by way of a mobile lab. Specifically, a lab will be acquired that will be able to move around the island to support individuals and communities...
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Former GGYA Head Receives MYSC’s Living Legend Award - Nov 2, 2021 - 3:07:32 PM

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Few can say they’ve touched the lives of thousands of young people – helping the country’s greatest assets to find their purpose, passion and place in the world.

On Friday, October 29, Denise Mortimer, the former national director of the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) was announced as the recipient of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture’s 2021 Youth Practitioner’s Living Legend Award during a virtual ceremony. She also served as patron of Youth Month, which is observed in October.

“This means persons realize GGYA’s impact on young people in society and how important it is for them to be involved in non-formal education...
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UB Publishes Volume 27 of International Journal of Bahamian Studies - Nov 1, 2021 - 1:45:50 PM

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The government can no longer afford to be lax in its preparation and recovery strategies for natural disasters and must collaborate with the private sector, non-governmental organisations and individuals, according to the newly released edition of the University of The Bahamas' (UB's) research journal.

UB published its International Journal of Bahamian Studies (IJBS) Volume 27 on Friday with a featured section on "Hurricane Dorian...
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Statement from the Chairman of the University of The Bahamas Board of Trustees - Oct 26, 2021 - 12:48:06 PM

Dear UB Community:

Please be assured that the UB Board of Trustees (BOT) remains engaged in fulfilling its governance mandate. At all times we act in good faith and with good will.

Regarding the naming of the University's next President, the BOT is actively pursuing a public announcement on the heels of a successful presidential search. The board successfully deliberated on the three finalists and reached a decision...
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BTVI recognizes distinguished alum - Oct 7, 2021 - 3:58:12 PM

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The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) recently held its second annual RBC Race for the Kids Runway to 5K Awards, recognizing 10 outstanding alumni.

The hybrid event - powered by RBC Royal Bank - recognized BTVI alumni who have reached significant professional achievements and made impactful contributions in their various trade areas, thus bringing great distinction to the institution’s brand...
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BTC & Steven Gardiner Elevate What’s Next: Company Signs Major Endorsement Deal with Olympian - Oct 7, 2021 - 11:52:08 AM

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Exactly two months ago, Steven “Speedy Stevie” Gardiner made history as the first Bahamian male to win an individual men’s event at the Olympics bringing home the gold medal for the 400m. Today, BTC entered into a $100,000 endorsement deal with Steven who will serve as an ambassador of BTC’s “Elevate What’s Next” campaign.

A gracious Gardiner said, “I am really happy and proud about the opportunity to serve as a brand ambassador for BTC as we “Elevate What’s Next”.
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Sun Oil Remains committed to community - Oct 5, 2021 - 2:33:19 PM

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Despite the challenges of the current economic climate and ongoing COVID crisis, Sun Oil Limited, a subsidiary of FOCOL Holdings, continues to stand alongside its customers and the local community as a responsible and concerned corporate citizen.

“Sun Oil Limited remains committed to fueling growth for people through our investment in the communities that we serve,” explained Rufus Johnson Jr., Marketing Manager for Sun Oil Limited...
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$125,000 Gift to Create New Pipeline of Scholarships for English and Education Majors at UB - Sep 29, 2021 - 10:14:17 AM

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As a student at the former College of The Bahamas (COB), Randall Pinder dreamt of making his mark on the world. When he returned to his alma mater as a faculty member in the School of English Studies he helped to shape future scholars of English.

Through a generous gift to University of The Bahamas (UB) by the Pearinder Foundation, Dr. Randall Pinder will continue to impact aspiring English scholars and educators. With a generous donation of $125,000...
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University of The Bahamas: Remote operations and revised COVID-19 policies - Sep 2, 2021 - 9:33:20 AM

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In order to remain compliant with national emergency health regulations and protect the health and welfare of the University community, our COVID-19 response policies and protocols are being continually updated and must be strictly enforced. Please be advised of the latest measures regarding emergency remote operations and vaccinations...
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COVID-19 creates an opportunity for creativity to bloom - Sep 1, 2021 - 11:00:42 AM

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“What can you do when caught in a situation you cannot control?,” this is the question Flo Miller, author, Bahamian fashion icon and entrepreneur asked herself during the tumultuous year of 2020 when the global pandemic forced the entire world to stop.

“2020 was unbelievably difficult, and as we are nine months into 2021, it remains frightening for so many people. In the midst of this...
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Building better relationships through communication and listening emphasized at Character Day workshops - Sep 1, 2021 - 10:39:58 AM

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Focus on how to build and promote good character through events and activities took place at the recent online Character Day Bahamas workshops held over 2 days in August. More than 130 people from the education and guidance counsellor professions, government sector, youth organizations, including corporate leaders and administrators participated. A national Character Day will take place on October 20, 2021, to celebrate and showcase programs that will be reflective of its goals...
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Two Bahamian Students Join Lewis Scholarship Foundation Recipients At UCF - Aug 30, 2021 - 1:07:06 PM

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An aspiring businesswoman and a future attorney are the latest Lewis Scholarship recipients seeking higher education at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The Foundation announced awardees Lauren King and Nacoyas Williams as part of the second cohort of students to receive the full ride scholarship. They join 8 Bahamian students currently studying in Orlando, Fl.

Lauren King will enter the UCF as a freshman pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies. Born in Grand Bahama..
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Call for Entries For the 2021 Hidden Heroes Campaign - Aug 25, 2021 - 12:36:16 PM

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With the recent win of two Olympic gold medals for The Bahamas by Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Steven Gardiner for their individual 400 m races, we can keep the positive vibes going by turning attention to Character Day Bahamas Hidden Heroes 2021.

Launching on August 12, 2021, at www.characterdaybahamas.org, this year’s theme is “Be the Reason” with the goal to celebrate the people who make us feel welcomed, seen, heard, valued, loved, and supported...
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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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