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Maritime Corps thriving - with some challenges

Recently, the instructors involved in the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) held a conclave to discuss both progress and challenges.

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Praise for Jervon - the nation’s new Rhodes Scholar

The Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training has praised the nation’s newest Rhodes Scholar, Jervon Sands, a graduate of Saint John’s University.

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Careers fair opens up options for future

ST George’s High School hosted a local college-career fair recently to expose students to post-secondary opportunities available in the Bahamas.

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Student Spotlight

Rachea Fernander, pictured top, is a ninth grade student at LW Young Jr High School and was awarded the position of deputy head girl during their recent prefect instillation ceremony.

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Getting a glimpse of college life

High School students got a chance to experience college life through the Morehouse College Alumni Association’s Immersion Excursion.

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Planting the future

Primary schools received fruit trees from BAMSI as part its One to One initiate.

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LW Young chooses its head boy and girl

LW Young Junior High School held its student leader’s prefect instillation ceremony last week and appointed 38 students as prefects for the duration of the school year.

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THE BTVI STORY: Revving up for the future

They were 11 eager young men who swarmed around the vehicle like busy bees. The excitement was evident as they were presented with the opportunity to diagnose the multiple issues the owner faced.

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Young faces at Parliament event

The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture wrapped up its youth month activities with the annual Youth in Parliament at the House of Assembly last week.

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Harbour Island students shine

Harbour Island student won local scholarship and awards for academic achievements.

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Art on show by Sadie Curtis pupils

Students at Sadie Curtis Primary School displayed their artistic skills with their visual art display.

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Students have the recipe for success

Students displayed their culinary skills during the Bahamas Young Chef Culinary Competition.

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BREEF educating the educators

Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation (BREEF) held its annual Eco-Schools Bahamas (ESB) Coordinators Workshop for educators from around the country.

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Honoured at breakfast

Youth Month festivities continue with appreciation breakfast for Grand Bahama youth leaders.

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Chevening information session online

The British High Commission and the Bahamas Chevening Alumni Association are hosting an online informational session for students interested in applying for the 2024/2025 school year.

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THE BTVI STORY: A journey from Andros

In 2017, Androsians were abuzz with news that the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) was about to begin offering courses on their island. Among those eventually signing up was Alysso Oliver, who today is a proud graduate.

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Sea strong spruces up Goodman’s Bay

Sea Strong Bahamas held its first beach clean up of the school year last weekend at Goodman’s Bay.

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Exuma pair top logo contest

Exuma students take home top two prizes in the Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) Creative Minds Logo Competition.

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Young candidates ready for election

The Local Government Junior Council programme held nominations around the country last week, with elections set for this Thursday, October 19.

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Mother Pratt gets first cookies from Girl Guides

The Bahamas Girl Guides Association (BGGA) launched its annual cookie month last week and presented the first set of cookies to the Governor General, Cynthia ‘Mother’ Pratt.

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Back to the farm at Beacon

Grand Bahama school launches agriculture programme with support from the Agricultural Development Organisation (ADO).

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GB ready for National Youth Month

A slew of events announced for Grand Bahama young people during National Youth Month.

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THE BTVI STORY: Stepping on up

Kenya Dixon considers the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) a “stepping stone.” She is convinced that it served as a foundation for her to complete her bachelor’s degree and to be the recipient of several promotions.

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Tomlinson triumphs on the waves

Young sailors from around the Bahamas competed in the Fidelity Bahamas Optimist Championship last weekend with Patrick Tomlinson taking home the top prize

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The best way to start the day

Students at the Cleveland Eneas Primary School enjoyed a free breakfast donated by Families of All Murder Victims (FOAM) last week.

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Student spotlight

Kai Harvey is in seventh grade and has enjoyed homeschooling since he began in his kindergarten year, while living in the Cayman Islands in 2015.

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Why seeing mom again makes such a difference

Children of women incarcerated at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) were allowed to spend the day visiting with their mothers through the Grow Your Child Programme.

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Student spotlight

Ariana Slater, above, is graduated from the sixth grade at Castle Christian Academy.

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Apprentices shine through on training programme

A group of apprentice service technicians successfully completed the training programme at Machinery and Energy Limited (M & E).

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Breakfast programme to fuel students’ performance

The national breakfast programme is set to launch in October with eight schools across the country.

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Support for De’Andre to give him college help

De’Andre Forbes was awarded with the EY Bahamas Jamaine McFall Memorial Scholarship.

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Intern programme a win-win for bank and students

CIBC FirstCaribbean had 73 interns take part in its regional summer internship initiate, a record for the company. The internships took place at the bank’s branches and offices in Barbados, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

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Student spotlight

Keannah Russell, above, graduated from St George’s High School, Grand Bahama with honours.

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Explorers to sponsor attendance at youth conference

Young Marine Explorers (YME) Bahamas will sponsor two young people, between the ages of 18 and 35, from each of the 33 Caribbean regions and territories with travel and accommodations to participate in-person at this year’s UNFCCC YOUNGO Caribbean Regional Conference of Youth (RCOY).

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Student spotlight

Kenece Edgecombe, above, graduated from Gateway Christian Academy, Bimini as the Valedictorian.

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Learning with fun

The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Programme held a summer camp at Kamalame Cay, for twenty-two students aged eight to fourteen years from North Andros.

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Chevening scholarship for BNT star Ann-Marie

AN education officer with the Bahamas National Trust hopes to prepare Bahamians for “serious climate-driven threats” after being awarded a Chevening scholarship.

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THE BTVI STORY: Zooming to a new career

With access to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) expanding across the archipelago, more people are taking advantage of remaining on their island while learning a trade. Lashanda Johnson is one of them.

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The sound of the summer

CAMP RNY, by Rhythm and Youth is a cultural camp that focuses on rake n scrape, Junkanoo crafts and sports. The camp has been held annually since 2012 and runs for one week on a Family Island, this year it was held in Exuma.

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Student raises funds to hold back to school extravaganza

IT HAS been a busy summer for ten-year-old Eureia Rolle. The Uriah McPhee student was determined to extend a charitable hand to the children in the community that her primary school resides and organized a back-to-school giveaway on Saturday.

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THE BTVI STORY: Seizing her moment

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Kevica Kelly-Griffin promised she would take every opportunity to invest in herself and evolve.

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UWI medics graduate

The University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Clinical Medicine and Research recently held a graduation ceremony for thirty nine graduates.

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Student spotlight

Officer Antonique Lightbourne recently graduated from the LJM Maritime Academy and received her certification as a Navigational Officer.

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Interns lend a helping hand

Students in the CG Atlantic Summer Intership Programme volunteered with the Hands for Hunger Pantry during the programme’s community day.

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Student spotlight

Christina Adderley is recent engine graduate of the LJM Maritime Academy.

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Setting sail for the future

LJM Maritime Academy held its graduation ceremony for 70 students on Saturday.

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Full scholarship for Timothy

Grand Bahama student Timothy Kemp has been awarded a full scholarship from Coca-Cola.

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30 years of education

Albania Christian Academy celebrates its 30th this year and recently held its K4 Pre-school graduation under the Theme, “Building strong educational foundations for 30 years.”

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THE BTVI STORY: Rising after the storm

Angia Russell survived the monstrous Hurricane Dorian in 2019. Although displaced due to flooding, she was determined to complete her Office Assistant Certificate at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) by the following year.

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Eleuthera camp aims to help boost literacy

Exceptional Education Outreach (EEO) launched Camp Sea Biscuit, a new camp with a holistic approach to literacy, experiential and problem-based learning.

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White Dove camp teaches martial arts

The White Dove Organisation is holding its annual martial arts summer camp at the Columbus Primary School.

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Changing the tune with a revolutionary camp

The Change the Tune (CTT) Summer Camp in partnership with the Leadership Academy is a Harvard Award-winning camp that aims to “revolutionise the learning space”.

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Student spotlight

Gregory Alexander Stubbs is a recent graduate of Queen’s College and the 2023 Gentleman of the Year.

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Fire Services camp could save a life

The Royal Bahamas Police Force Fire Services is holding its first summer programme under the theme ‘Creating Safer Communities by impacting our youth through Fire Prevention’.

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Abaco camp marks 50th year

The Abaco Youth Camp at Assemblies of God in the Bahamas including the Turks and Caicos, also known as Camp Abaco, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year as the country celebrates its 50th year of independence.

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Karters show skills at Bahamas Games

Members of the Edukarting Bahamas team were present at the Bahamas Games to display their skills and introduce Family Island visitors to the sport.

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Student spotlight

Imani Collie recently graduated from Gerald Cash Primary School.

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Students give their views on 50 years of independence

In honour of the 50th Independence of the Bahamas, Tribune Education asked students the personal significance of this milestone.

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BTVI students told: You have the power

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) held its Summer 2023 Commencement ceremony last week and recognized students from various disciplines on their stellar performance.

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THE BTVI STORY: ‘Having a trade opens a lot of doors’

Just what Valentino Oliver was trying to avoid is now a huge part of his life and he is loving each moment.

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Summer camp focuses on sustainability

The Sustainable Me Summer Camp is running from July 3 to August 11 and will offer a unique and immersive experience for young participants to learn about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through engaging activities and hands-on projects.

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Student spotlight

Brett Sawyer, 12 years old, received the valedictorian award from Agape Christian School in Abaco.

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Excellence at Excelsior

Excelsior Elementary School held its graduation ceremony last week and awarded outstanding students.

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THE BTVI STORY: Meet the Einstein of mathematics at BTVI

Once described as the “Einstein of math”, instructor Stanley Gordon, is highly regarded by students and alumni of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

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Aiming to create a greener future: Sustainable Me Summer Camp

A pioneering initiative committed to promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship among children is set to launch next month.

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Student spotlight

Ethan Martin is a sixth grade student at Excelsior Elementary School and was a Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year 2023 finalist.

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Helping to open a path to marine science

The Blacks in Marine Science (BIMS) Immersion programme in South Eleuthera offered free SCUBA diving certification courses to eight participants.

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Cleaning up above and below water

The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF) held an above and underwater beach clean-up in commemoration of World’s Ocean Day last weekend.

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THE BTVI STORY: Alexandria’s passions for science and entrepreneurship

As countries recognise World Environment Day and World Oceans Day this month, local marine-loving environmentalist, Alexandra Sinclair, marks the culmination of her third round of tertiary education.

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100 celebrated in BTVI dean’s list ceremony

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) celebrated almost 100 high achievers during the institutes inaugural Dean’s List ceremony.

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Student spotlight

Davaughn Major was named the Outstanding Senior Scholar of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Central State University.

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Stars that shine among graduates

The University of The Bahamas (UoB) held its spring commencement ceremony on May 25 propelling 583 graduates from nine academic units towards successful careers throughout the country.

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Cash prizes as trio shines in essay contest

Three students took home a cash prize for their participation in an essay competition on sustainability, renewable energy and climate change

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Chance to win $100 by drawing your favourite pet

Young artists have the chance to win up to $100 by drawing their favourite pet.

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Student spotlight

Arielle McPhee is a tenth grade student at Windsor School, Albany.

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THE BTVI STORY: It’s a double triumph for Shernique Stuart

Shernique Stuart is about to be a two-time graduate of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

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Young achievers celebrated

JUNIOR Achievement (JA) Bahamas celebrated outstanding achievers, volunteers and schools this weekend.

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THE BTVI STORY: Lavardo conquers college and CARIFTA

A sporting dream planted by Lavardo Deveaux at four years old took a different direction and recently blossomed into a rewarding reality. The 17-year-old, who balances college student and track athlete responsibilities, captured a silver medal at this year’s CARIFTA Games while preparing for final exams.

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Basketball is just the start

THE Lucayan Youth Organisation is more than just basketball.

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Student spotlight

FIFTEEN-year-old Aaliyah Smith is a tenth-grade student at Elite School of Excellence that has maintained a 3.8 GPA.

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Nurses Edge Training Institute graduates speak about their motivation

THE Nurses Edge Training Institute (NETI) held its graduation ceremony last week, ushering new additions into the local healthcare system. The Tribune spoke with some of the graduates from the Patient Care Technician (PCT) programme about their experiences and motivation behind entering the healthcare system.

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Meridian School takes to the stage for the 50th year of Independence

THE MERIDIAN school celebrated the 50th year of independence with its lively school production held last week.

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Student spotlight

Meet media technology student Nathan Bowe.

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Young artists shine at car show

THE ANTIQUE Auto Club of the Bahamas’ held its 20th annual art competition which drew in dozens of youngsters eager to show off their creativity and artistic skills. The judges considered 51 submissions from students ranging from five to fifteen years old, with Imani Carter of Queens College taking her division and overall top prizes.

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Academy celebrates cadets

THE LJM Maritime Academy held its annual Founder’s Day events last week, which included a pinning ceremony and the Battle of the Cadets activity day.

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Young people facing up to climate dangers

While climate change is one of the biggest threats that the world has ever seen, around the world the youth voice and perspective is emerging as one of the most powerful responses to deal with it.

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Karting taking 242 to the world

YOUNG Bahamians have been getting a taste of the racing world thanks to Edukarting Bahamas - even resulting in a trip to compete in France.

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$1,000 to win in essay competition

Students can win up to $1,000 in an essay competition on sustainability and climate change sponsored by solar company Inti Corporation in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.

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Battling it out to build bridges

STUDENTS took up a challenge to build bridges in a contest last week - with a tough battle to determine the winning entries.

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