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$600,000 College Link With Island Luck

From left, Alfred Sears, College of The Bahamas council chairman; Sebas Bastian, CEO of Island Luck, and Rodney Smith, president and chief executive officer of the College of the Bahamas, at yesterday’s announcement. 
Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune staff

From left, Alfred Sears, College of The Bahamas council chairman; Sebas Bastian, CEO of Island Luck, and Rodney Smith, president and chief executive officer of the College of the Bahamas, at yesterday’s announcement. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune staff

HIGH SCHOOL and college students will benefit from a $600,000 partnership between the College of the Bahamas and the Island Luck Cares Foundation announced last night.

The Foundation’s initiative aims to help high school and college students further their education at certified institutions in the Bahamas or the United States. Scholarships worth a total of $500,000 will be offered for COB students with a further $100,000 going to high school pupils.

Island Luck also announced the winners of its OWN Bahamas Entrepreneurship Programme for 2016, with the top $25,000 grants going to Kwivan Miller, who runs a speciality barbecue catering service, and Christine Wilson, who wants to set up a unique mobile spa and salon to service busy professionals.

Selima Hauber, of Field to Fork Community Farm, Tamarind Burrows-Isaacs, of Brer Bookie Meat Co, Cicely Bethel, of The Lemonade Stand, Ryan Ferguosn, of MGM Scapes Lanscaping, and aspiring sketch artist Kody Conyers received grants of $10,000 each.

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sheeprunner12 1 year, 7 months ago

This old man is selling our next generation of our children's souls to the Devil ......... is this the best that we can do with COB ......... Sears, Snake and Smith????????? ......... but things are just as bad in other countries in terms of financing higher education ........ and American and British Universities are still enjoying the fruits of the African slave trade and slavery with their huge endowments

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MonkeeDoo 1 year, 7 months ago

I don't care how much of this MISERY MONEY they bring, it should never be accepted. This is how the Mafia and Drug Lords buy respectability and there is none in this business. Just misery. The Government MUST stop this Chicanery.

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ThisIsOurs 1 year, 7 months ago

They're buying the country. For a hint at what that looks like, take a drive by Bahamar, come up east to the out of place monster on Bay St and then take a plane ride to Andros where our food supply may soon be in the hands of a foreign power. Who will tell them no? Bowing to money, old men should know better, look at Fred Ramsey.

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Sickened 1 year, 7 months ago

Oh what a sight! A former criminal handing out 4 hours of his profit to needy natives. All of this money should have been confiscated long ago by our government under the proceeds of crime act. But no, we would rather accept this dirty money piece, piece all while smiling for the camera. These sleazy people are so proud of themselves.

In The Bahamas God is black and his name is SEBAS.

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sheeprunner12 1 year, 7 months ago

All three of them are a sight for sore eyes ............... SMDH

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