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Natural Science and Technical & Vocational Day held at Preston H. Albury High School

The Natural Science and the Technical & Vocational departments at the Preston H. Albury High School (PHAHS) joined forces on Friday, March 17th, 2017 to host a special assembly event, followed by short workshop presentations by a variety of community

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presented on the management side of catering, Edith Moxey and Charlie Strachan - local experts in straw craft gave lessons and presentations, Robert Hall with Bahamas Power & Light presented on electricity in the home and energy conservation, Island School reps spoke about sea turtles, in addition to an array of local entrepreneurs who displayed their products - including, Tina Munnings - beautician, Shorlette Francis -

artisan, Vandette Carey - body care and makeup, and local mechanic - Mr. Otis Cooper gave demonstrations on car care and basic servicing. Principal, Fontella Knowles said that some of the feedback from the kids included phrases like, ‘We love it, but it was just too short’, and some expressed wanting to do more with the hands-on presentations, but that overall all the day went very well.

professionals. The assembly, held under the theme: Educating our future generations through Science and Technology, had two special guest speakers. The first was PHAHS alumnus, Mr. Diallo Ingraham, who challenged the students to think differently about the use of technology. Dr. Dexter Johnson, a lawyer, spoke to the students about law and business. Also on the program were special tributes to teachers in the Natural Science and the Technical & Vocational departments, several skits were also enacted - with one highlighting what to wear and what not to wear in the business world. Following the assembly, students from grades 7 to 12 were rostered to attend a variety of 20 minute workshop sessions and presentations. Topics presented ranged from Social Services speaking on abuse and conflict resolution to Water & Sewerage presenting on water treatment and conservation. Other presenters included, Camilla Adair from the Leon Levy Preserve on bush medicine and native plants, the Center for Training & Innovation (CTI) reps on courses being offered, SEEP with demonstrations on fire safety with the fire truck on site, Calae Burrows on entrepreneurship, Brenda Cooper - local pastry chef, gave baking demonstrations, Sophie Lewis

New Transport Management System Rolled Out On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, the Road Traffic Department’s new Transport Management System was launched throughout the Eleuthera district. The Department, which operates five stations in The Eleutheras, including: Spanish Wells, Harbour Island, Lower Bogue, Governor’s Harbour, and Rock Sound, now requires all persons wishing to conduct any business with the Road Traffic Department to be registered. During the first week in March, a full team from the Road Traffic Department in New Providence was on island in preparation for the Eleuthera launch, which is the third island, after New Providence and Grand Bahama to have the new system implemented. Ross Smith, Controller with the Road Traffic Department accompanied the launch team to Eleuthera, and commented, “We are continuing the rollout of our new automated system…

We have five stations in Eleuthera, which is a large group of stations, so we wanted to make sure we could cover as many individuals as possible as quickly as possible.” He continued, “Eleuthera has given us that opportunity, and we believe from what we have seen so far that things will go well with the new system once we’ve put it in place. It’s an automated system, which allows persons to register online, or register within the Road Traffic Department in some cases, and then come in and do the licensing aspect. It is changing the way we do business, and in the long run it’s going to be a very efficient system. During the first year there may be some longer lines than usual, because we will have to get everybody in the system, but once we

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