Caribbean Students get reprieve, Education Ministers win appeal for more time until CXCs
By Dana Malcolm
May 12, 2022 – After an emergency meeting, the Caribbean Examinations Council CXC has resulted in the decision to grant students extra time to prepare, now the regional exam is delayed by three weeks.
That new start date: Monday, May 23, 2022, with results projected to be released in late August or early September 2022. Adjusted timetables were to be published Wednesday, May 4th.
CXC had initially said they would not push back the dates.
However, Education Minister of Jamaica, Fayval Williams had been lobbying for days for an emergency meeting with the Caribbean Community Council for Human and Social Development with the hope of delaying exams because students, she said, were underprepared.
Other countries in the Caribbean added their voices to support the petition for a delay.
Williams welcomed the additional weeks, telling local media, “We could not proceed as normal given the prolonged absence of students from face-to-face classes and the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years. It is only fair that we should give our students a fighting chance to do well.”
The deadline for the submission of SBAs has also been extended by two weeks for all CSEC and CAPE examinations.
The SBA requirements for some subjects have been reduced by as much as 50 percent and candidates will have the option to defer some of these exams to either January or June 2023.
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Bahamas Golden Jubilee Events Announced, Celebrations Across 33 Islands & Cays
#TheBahamas, March 27, 2023 – As the 50th anniversary of our nation’s independence approaches, Bahamians everywhere are teeming with excitement and expectancy around the year-long celebrations set by The National Independence Secretariat.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister joined H.E Leslia Miller Brice, Chair of The National Independence Secretariat to unveil the Calendar of Events for the 50th Independence celebrations.
The calendar comprises a host of events, initiatives and recommendations for celebrations throughout all 33 islands of The Bahamas.
At this jubilant occasion the PM stated, “Celebrating independence is about acknowledging the greatness around us, the greatness within us, and the greatness ahead of us.
We are Bahamians. That identity is special.”
View the newly released calendar of events here:
Soca Warriors crush Bahamas at home
By Rashaed Esson
#TheBahamas, March 27, 2023 – Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors dominated the Bahamas at home, at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, for the 2022/2023 Concacaf Nations League on Friday, with a 3-0 victory.
The Soca Warriors struck their first blow within the first 5 minutes of the game, with Kareem Moses making the first shot in the top left corner of the net giving T&T one to the Bahamas’ zero (1-0).
Soon after, in about 26 minutes, they made another shot giving them 2-0 away from home; the scorer Joevin Jones. By the 34th minute mark, the winning goal was made by Ryan Telfer, T&T now at three.
Neither team scored any additional goals as the match progressed despite attempts made by various players.
Trinidad’s win gives them 12 points through five matches. Next match for the Soca Warriors is against Nicaragua; that clash is set for Monday March 27 (at home in Tobago at the Dwight Yorke Stadium), in a tussle of winner-take-all on the final match day. The victor takes home a promotion to League A and a spot in the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup.
Angus Eve, T&T’s head coach expressed that the job is only half done, keeping aware that more challenges are coming their way, one of which is the nearing match against Nicaragua who is one point ahead of the Warriors.
Meanwhile, The Bahamas will journey to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with hopes of emerging victorious there.
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