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The Governor General welcomes new UB President, Dr. Erik Rolland

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith welcomed the new President of the University of The Bahamas (UB), Dr. Erik Rolland during a courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General, August 30, 2022.  Pictured from left during presentation of a UB memento are: Dr. Erik Rolland, Sir Cornelius A. Smith, Vice-Chairman of the University of The Bahamas Board of Trustees Peter Whitehead, and University of The Bahamas Chief of Staff Maelynn Seymour-Major.

Students urged to drink and drive responsibly

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The importance of drinking and driving responsibly was underscored to students of the University of The Bahamas (UB) during a forum Wednesday, August 10, 2022. The university’s Office of First Year Experience and Programmes along with Commonwealth Brewery hosted the open forum at Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, Auditorium.  The theme for the event was “When you Drive, Never Drink.” Panelists included: Chante Deal, UB student representative; Solomon Cash, Director, UB Police and Security; Quinton Bethel, UB Police and Security; Michaela Munnings, Commonwealth Brewery; Leonard Burrows, Assistant Superintendent, Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF); Chief Superintendent David Lockhart and Ricardo Woodside, Emergency Medical Technician. Chief Superintende...

All-Star Alumni Chefs Dinner’ in Honour of the Leadership Legacy of UB’s Dr. Rodney Smith

NASSAU, The Bahamas — An ‘All-Star Alumni Chefs Dinner’ in honour of University of the Bahamas President Dr. Rodney Smith was held, July 28, 2022, at Choices Training Restaurant at the UB Oakes Field Campus.  The dinner ceremonies honoured the leadership legacy of Dr. Smith, who has served as President of the University of The Bahamas for the last eight years, the longest serving president of the institution.  The ceremony honoured his leadership tenure and deep commitment to expanding access to tertiary education.  Dr. Smith’s tenure as President of UB ends at the end of July 2022.

First-ever Conference of Youth on Climate Change opens in The Bahamas

NASSAU, The Bahamas –  With the aim of increasing capacity and facilitating knowledge sharing among young people in the region, The Bahamas opened its inaugural Conference of Youth on Climate Change, Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at the University of The Bahamas. The three-day event is organized by the Office of the Prime Minister in partnership with various stakeholders on the theme: ‘One Ocean. One Climate. One Future. Our Collective Pathway to COP27 – Centering Caribbean Youth in Climate Action.’ Bradley Watson and Maya Delaney, the first Youth Climate Ambassadors for The Bahamas, attended the opening ceremony. Participants included the Hon. Mario Bowleg, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture; the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Education and Technical & Vocational Traini...

First Distinguished Lecture Series Held, Celebrating Bahamas 49th Independence

NASSAU, The Bahamas – As part of The Bahamas 49th Independence Celebrations, under the theme ‘Proud to Be Bahamian’, the first in a series of Distinguished Lectures was held Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The lecture took place at the Harry C. Moore Library of the University of The Bahamas under the theme: “The Road to Independence”. Distinguished Guest Lecturers were Evangelist Rex Major, OBE, MM, and Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming, OBE, CB, JP.  Both spoke about their experiences growing up pre-independence and, thereafter, in an independent Bahamas as of Independence Day, July 10, 1973. Pastor Major has affected the lives of many people for almost 70 years in ministry at Grace Gospel Chapel. He has been compared to American televangelist Billy Graham, and has preached the gospel throughout The Ba...