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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:11:28 -0400

October 17, 2014: With “Science Week” approaching at the College of The Bahamas, we discuss the use of science in the country, and why and how we can get more youngsters involved and interested in the natural sciences. We talk with Dr. Dion Hepburn, Chairperson, School of Chemistry, Environmental & Life Sciences, and Associate Producer Dr. Erecia Hepburn, a specialist in agronomy. Also joining us COB bio/chemistry majors Michaela Stubbs and Keyron Smith.
This year’s “Science Week” theme is “#WhyScience?” and runs from October 20-25, featuring a full slate of events that are free and open to the public. Most of the events are taking place at COB’s Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, Auditorium.
Pictured left the right: MorningBlend Host Dwight Strachan; Michaela Stubbs; Dr. Dion Hepburn; Keyron Smith; MorningBlend Co-Host Alesha Hart.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:53:51 -0400

October 15, 2014: Every October 15, CARICOM countries celebrate “Caribbean Statistics Day”. This year’s theme is “Data Revolution for Sustainable Development in CARICOM – Designing and Operationalizing a Framework for Statistics in the Post 2015 Development Agenda”. Kelsie Dorsett (pictured 2nd from right) and Leona Wilson with the Bahamas Department of Statistics discuss the theme in the context of The Bahamas.
We also examine the recent 2013 Household Expenditure Survey and its findings in relation to the number of people living below the “poverty rate”. According to the survey, the number has increased by 3.5 percent compared to the previous survey in 2001. That translates into nearly 12 percent of the population or about 43,000 people. We get a definition of the term “poverty rate”, and look at some of the characteristics (including age, nationality, and education levels) of those living in poverty in the country today.
For more information, log on to the Department of Statistics’ website, statistics.bahamas.gov.bs


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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:05:15 -0400

October 14, 2014: We discuss “alternative dispute resolution”, and the need to resolve conflicts not only without violence, but also without resorting to court trials or even arbitration. Koschina Marshall is an Attorney-at-law and is a specialist in alternative dispute resolution. She is the international coordinator of “Mediation Week”, which was initiated a few years ago by the American Bar Association, and occurs every third week in October.
Marshall tells us Thursday will be celebrated as “Conflict Resolution Day”. Several events are planned for the week, including a panel discussion on crime and criminality tomorrow at 7:30pm at BFM, and the “People’s Peace March and Rally” on Saturday from 3pm to 5:30pm. That rally will begin in three locations (RM Bailey Park, Southern Recreation Grounds, Christie Park) and converge at Windsor Park.
Last week, Marshall teamed up with the Urban Renewal Commission, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture for workshops on alternative resolutions with senior and junior high school students.


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