Check this story out and then come back to me. Bahamas D Average
Ok, so you’ve read it? What are your thoughts on what the government can do to improve exam grades? BGCSEs stem from the British education system. As we were a British colony, we still follow many British traditions and procedures of doing things. It is a sad state for our education though. My issue comes with the fact the the government could spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a gambling referendum and minimally invest in our future i.e. kids and their education.
Of course I know that it is a cyclic situation when parents can’t invest a lot of time in their kids’ schoolwork because they have to work extra hours just to support their family or they themselves didn’t receive proper education. It takes a village to raise a child and this big village that is our country is not putting as much effort as it needs to. Instead, they blame teachers, who are expected to be everything and then some for 20 + students every day. I’ve heard some colleagues that are teachers say that they have given many a students lunch money and have had to buy much of their supplies out-of-pocket. Why are the classrooms lacking the necessities???
I know for a fact that I was not a D-student, nor were any of my friends. And it wasn’t because I went to a private high school. Five of the smartest people I know all went to government (public) schools. All students don’t have that natural smart or talent but they should not be left behind because of it.
What say you?
In Nassau a few days ago, police found the body of a man, shot and burned beyond recognition.
According to reports,
“Officers at the scene of the incident at Lily of the Valley Corner off East Street, initially responded to calls that a Ford Explorer was engulfed in flames.
After firefighters extinguished the blaze, it was discovered that a man was inside the vehicle. Upon further examination, investigators discovered what appeared to be a gunshot wound in the right side of the victim’s head. The incident happened at around 6:20 am. Authorities are urging members of the public to come forward with any information they might have of the incident.”
Now I know we live in a time where sex tapes can lea gid to you becoming a mogul of sorts. Heck, even YouTube has led to some people stretching their 15 minutes of fame (see Antoine Dodson and that girl who sings about Friday). But is it okay that we as regular citizens perpetuate certain things like sharing a screen shot of a minors involved in sexual acts?? How far is too far? Continue reading
Two other oil spills happened in Grand Bahama
So I just read an article on The Nassau Guardian’s news site about a third reported oil spill near the island of Inagua. It was reported that the spill was the result of a Haitian sloop sinking because of bad weather conditions and the oil leaked from the vessel. The story goes on to say that this is not a new problem for them etc…
#1. If this the third reported spill, how many unreported spills have there been?
#2. There were talks about drilling for oil in our waters in the past….um MARINE LIFE hello?!!!! They do realize that if an oil spill like what happened in the Gulf in 2010 were to happen in our waters, we’d really be a 3rd world country!
#3. “Monitoring and assessing” is not fixing the doggonit problem if the sunken boat debris is being left to pile up in the marina! Let’s cook with gas and not out in the rock oven people!!
The College of the Bahamas is the Bahamas’ leading post-secondary education institution and have recently made headlines as the Bahamian government has plans to “cut subsidies to the college by as much as 45 per cent over the next five years,” this and more according to the Tribune news website.
There are also talks of increasing college tuition but students are up in arms because the current campus conditions are not worthy of the proposed increase.
(From Tribune website) Dr. Hubert Minnis and members of COBUS in front of the Harry Moore Library. From left, front row: Amard Rolle, Marquel Wallace, Lakeisha Rolle, Jan Turnquest, and Alphonso Major. Back row: Lona Bethel, Darron Cash, Dr Minnis, Franklyn Donaldson, Ernesto G Williams, John Bostwick.
There have been talks about getting the college to university status since I was there 2006-2009 but it seems like things have gotten worse. The College of the Bahamas Union of Students (COBUS) along with a band of other students reportedly marched to the Ministry of Education’s office as they prepared to meet Mr. Jerome Fitzgerald, the Minister of Education.
What the government is proposing will harm “the dreams and aspirations of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles who’ve envisioned a better Bahamas for their offspring; whose life work has been to build a nation by educating their children in an institution whose essence was the development of their country,” COBUS said.
The government needs to get their ish together! Last month when everyone was going crazy about the gambling referendum they should have been focused on this matter. Priorities of the government…tsk, tsk.