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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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Scotiabank Bahamas Awards outstanding Debate Students - Jun 17, 2021 - 4:15:41 PM

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In May, the Ministry of Education held its annual Northern New Providence Secondary District (NNPSD) awards ceremony for its schools debate competition, where some of the country’s finest students from three schools, namely, C.C. Sweeting Senior High, C.I. Gibson Senior High and C.R. Walker Senior High were awarded prizes for their efforts.

Scotiabank, through its Wealth Management arm, was the main sponsor for this year’s debate series and donated five thousand dollars ($5,000) to make the event successful...
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Hurricane Dorian brought opportunities and a renewed focus to The Grand Bahama Children’s Home - Jun 14, 2021 - 3:43:15 PM

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Like the 40 young residents for which it provides refuge, the Grand Bahama Children’s Home finds itself better equipped as it leaves behind Hurricane Dorian’s struggles in its rearview mirror.

“Out of every tragedy and bout of destruction comes an opportunity for something new and wonderful. Our rebuilding after Dorian certainly bears this out. Our facilities are more efficient and we all can appreciate what working in a new space feels like,” said Lesley Davies-Baptista, a board member and spokesperson for the home...
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Young Bahamian Sailors Compete in the North American Championships - Jun 11, 2021 - 12:03:52 PM

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Thirteen young Team Bahamas sailors returned to The Bahamas after competing in the 2021 Optimist North American Sailing Championships (OptiNAMs) in Nuevo Vallarta, on the Pacific coast of Mexico last week.

After two days of qualifying races, Team Bahamas had two sailors reach the prestigious Gold Fleet- Craig Ferguson (age 13), who placed 25th overall...
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Debate series bucks tradition in midst of calls for change in political culture - Jun 10, 2021 - 3:20:21 PM

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Last month political novices shared a stage and debated issues that elevated the youth voice. Last week, what many saw as senior contenders were in the spotlight debating two of the most extraordinary threats of our time – COVID-19 and climate change. Though relatively new in this Bahamian context, political debates are necessary to a maturing democracy and political culture, according to a senior academic and historian.

Associate Professor of History at University of The Bahamas Dr. Christopher Curry, co-chair of the debate series planning committee...
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International Award Help Young People Grow During A Pandemic - Jun 10, 2021 - 10:06:26 AM

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Officials may never quantify the exact loss of teaching and learning during the coronavirus pandemic, but even if progress stalled temporarily in the classroom, over 100 participants in the Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) surged forward to celebrate an internationally recognized achievement – one, which for many, represents the gold standard in non-formal education.

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, which the GGYA delivers, challenges young people to discover their purpose, passion and place in the world...
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