Out of the World Accomplishment, Aisha Bowe is a rocketing success
By Dana Malcolm
#TheBahamas, March 9, 2023 – Born to Bahamian parents, Aisha Bowe describes herself as a Bahamian-American aerospace engineer who will be the sixth black woman and the first Bahamian in space. Yes, outer space!
Talk about setting high goals, Bowe explains that she grew up in Michigan and was told by her school to be a cosmetologist; instead, with the encouragement of her Bahamian father who worked as a taxi driver, Aisha became a rocket scientist!
Now she will be the first black woman to fly into orbit with the Jeff Bezos-owned space company, Blue Origin.
Excitement exploded across the Caribbean at the announcement last October as the region celebrated along with The Bahamas and Bowe herself. She has a very tight relationship with her cultural homeland as she recently sponsored a Grand Bahama Coding workshop with young people interested in STEM, where the students used her coding kits to build a backup sensor for a car.
While her existence as a Caribbean astronaut is certainly inspiring on its own, the former NASA rocket scientist wants to do more. Bowe, a millionaire entrepreneur has made it her life’s work to provide minority ethnic groups with the tools to close the educational achievement gap.
With her company STEMBoard, she is truly carrying out the 2023 International Women’s Day theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.
STEMBoard provides science camps and more, using coding kits from ‘Lingo,’ another of her inventions, which have over a dozen tech-based exercises for students to test themselves in an effort to get them into stem early.
She reminds students that engineering and tech are not as out of reach as they may seem.
“I was never the best student. I struggled in school. I’m proof that you don’t have to be the best student to be successful in life! Pursue your dreams, follow your passion and never EVER give up on yourself.”
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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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