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by Reva Devi Be|i
Editor in Chief Be I

71 Volume 13 - Issue 3 - Summer 2010


eve in it. Do it. Dream it. Make it.

President Hodder at the press confer-
ence where she announced her retire-
ment last December. (photo: S.A. Hanna)

June 30 brings to a close a good chap-
ter in The College's journey, under the
guidance of President Janyne Hodder.
When she arrived at COB in July 2006, she
notes "COB was a place that didn't see
itself as grounded in national building,"
but rather as a transitional, stepping stone
for its people.
President Hodder's four-year tenure at
COB has seen many great achievements,
from the introduction of a new mission
statement for The College "to support and
drive national development through educa-
tion research and innovation and service",
to the accumulation of over $20 million in
private donations.
She is also particularly pleased about
the capital improvements, program expan-

sion, the introduction of the study abroad
program, and the introduction of the
Alumni Magazine, as well as the improve-
ments that have been made to the registra-
tion process and to the College's Internet
When asked what her message to the
College community would be, President
Hodder replied, "Have confidence. Have
faith. Believe in this country; believe in the
talent. Believe in the university. Believe in
it. Do it. Dream it. Make it."
For a country that she points out has
ranked first in the world in medals per
capital at four Olympics games, she doesn't
understand why so many people doubt
COB's capability to be a University.
Continued on page 2



by Reva Devi
Editor In Chief


Dr. Earla Carey-Baines addresses the media at a press conference
regarding UTEB negotiations in late March (photo courtesy of the Office
of Communication)

Dr. Earla Carey-Baines has been announced as the interim President of
The College of The Bahamas. Effective July 1, Dr. Carey-Baines will
continue until a new College President is installed. She is to succeed
President Hodder, who is set to retire on June 30.
Dr. Carey-Baines, Dean of the Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts (with
additional responsibility for the School of Social Sciences), began her
College of The Bahamas career as a faculty member in 1988 and has held
various academic and administrative leadership positions, including
Head of Department, School Chair and most recently Dean.
She has served The College in initiatives covering a range of interests
including research, graduate programs, quality assurance, faculty promo-
tions, professional development and fundraising. Dr. Carey-Baines has
also presented scholarly papers in a number of areas including academ-
ic integrity, academic programs and course development.
Since January of this year, she has headed The College's negotiating
team that has been in talks with the Union of Tertiary Educators of The
Bahamas for a new labor
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Relevance of COBUS Elections

I by Alisho Bethel
Contributing Writer

"COBUS elections are of zero importance to me," says Student

Antonio Butler is the new President, run-
ning unopposed in the 2010 COBUS elec-
tions, which took place in late March. Nevar
Smith beat out second time COBUS candi-
date, Renbert Mortimer II, by over 200
votes for COBUS Vice President. But how
do COB students feel about the election and
the events leading up to it?
Low voter turnout for student union elec-
tions is an indication of the lack of student
participation in campus life at the College
of the Bahamas. The number of voters this
term has significantly dropped to a little
over 1,000 students participating - an esti-
mated 2,000 less than last year.
"Everyone complains about the conditions
here - but it is rare that students actually get
involved any more than that," criticized
COBUS 2009-2010 President Jamaal
Knowles. "If students were to get involved,
they could lobby for change. We utilize
almost every medium to communicate and
connect with the students however their
effort at times seems to be zero percent."
Secondary Education English Language
and Literature major, leasha Pinder stated,
"COBUS elections are of zero importance
to me. I voted in the one last year because I
really thought that a particular candidate

would do a good job... unfortunately they
Unfortunately for the student union,
Pinder is only one of many students that
have expressed their apathy towards
COBUS elections. These students feel that
things will never change and that the elec-
tions are only a popularity contest for the
people involved.
One might assume that freshmen, new to
the election process and the student union,
would be excited to participate. However,
freshman Shadell Williams, Business
Management major, didn't vote at all. "I
didn't see the need to vote. I don't really care
about it that much," she explained.
"Someone visited the class I was in but he
didn't really get my attention with anything
he was saying, so I tuned him out"
Not all freshmen shared Williams' lack
of concern. Jordan Isaacs, a Bio-Chem
major offered, "I voted because everyone
has a right to vote no matter how small the
election." Isaacs was very excited to vote
because, at 18 years old, it was his first
experience participating in an election
process. Even though he agreed that there is
some doubt towards the intentions of some
candidates, he felt strongly that the elec-

tions are not just a show and that everybody
need their voice to be heard.
Sophomore Raynessia Watkins, a
Computer Information Systems major,
added, "The elections are not a waste of
time unless the people who run don't do
anything.. .people are supposed to represent
us and give us a unified voice." She
believes that the problem is that COBUS is
not making what they are doing known to
the students, giving the impression that they
aren't doing enough. She also feels that they
don't plan or organize some of their events
to make them more exciting and more pub-
Prior to the elections, most students
admitted that they really didn't hear much
from the candidates until the day they were
scheduled to make speeches. "They weren't
as visible or as timely as they could have
been," Watkins noted, commenting on the
fact that most students didn't know who's
running, unless they were already associat-
ed with them.
Though the major positions and names
stand out - Antonio Butler, Nevar Smith and
Renbert Mortimer II - most students are still
unaware of their representative or that elec-
tions have come and gone.

The new members of COBUS music
take into consideration the fact that they are
representing a body that is largely unaware
of their presence. In this same vein, students
need to consider why it is that they fee
powerless to impact positive change or
campus. It is clear that more needs to be
done to empower both parties - but whai
will it take?

* COBUS President Elect Antonio
Butler (photo: Reva Devi)

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NEW S The Spectrum -Summer 2010


Go On Vnresofved

UTEB negotiations continue in hopes of
byAva Tumquest resolution by Fall Semester
Staff Writer

CAMPUS activity was at a standstill as
union members began to strike on the first
day of exams in the Spring semester, mak-
ing good on their ultimatum to College of
the Bahamas administration to finalize
negotiations for a new industrial agreement
by the last day of classes.
Two months later, no such agreement has
been met, and relations between the union
and administration are even more uneasy.
While 66% percent of faculty did not go
out on strike, many of them had been
warned of pay cuts just after the demon-
stration. Though new issues have arisen,
the union and COB administration are back
in arbitration in hopes of reaching a resolu-
tion before the beginning of the Fall 2010
The strike marked the latest develop-
ment in a nearly two year struggle between
the Union of Tertiary Educators of the
Bahamas (UTEB) and COB, toward secur-
ing a new industrial agreement.
The groups had been locked in heated
negotiations since January 6, and to date
more than 60 percent of the 84 clauses in
the new industrial agreement have been
signed. However, UTEB has charged that
The College has not made securing an
agreement their "utmost priority".
A UTEB representative said about the
strike, "We did so with a heavy heart.
However, after almost two years of failed
attempts at negotiating in good faith, The
College has left us with no other option.
Two years without an agreement is two
years too long and our College needs to
have an Agreement in place."
Students have continued to voice frus-
trations towards current state of negotia-
tions, with many expressing distaste
towards the public disconnect between
administration and faculty.
At a demonstration held by union mem-
bers in February "under the dilly tree",
most students were uninformed and largely
uninterested in the union's cause, con-

cerned mainly with the disruption of class-
President Hodder asserted that current
progress is indicative of a slow start to
negotiations, which were interrupted by a
four-month hiatus taken by UTEB mem-
bers between May and September last year.
Despite claims by President Hodder - in
response to UTEB's strike reaffirmation -
that the negotiations were progressing with
the necessary urgency, it is undeniable that
the rate to which clauses are being resolved
has come to a trickle.
Some lecturers question President
Hodder's relevance to the negotiation
process, considering that she has already
tendered her resignation. Others criticized
The College's increased emphasis on
obtaining 'university status' while neglect-
ing to address inherent administrative and
physical infrastructure weaknesses.
However, COB's lead negotiator, Dr.
Earla Carey-Baines has maintained, "We
have a demonstrated approach to success,
and we need to continue this approach to
complete negotiations and sign an agree-
"We both have an idea of what kind of
institution we are trying to build. We are
both committed to building an institution
we can be proud of, and to set an arbitrary
deadline... does not help the process."
The union also challenged that as a
public institution, The College's financial
records, such as the 2008-2009 and 2009-
2010 budgets, should be made available to
the public and lodged in The College's
library. They led that the exclusion of this
information has prevented them from pre-
senting a comprehensive package to The
This information is of particular interest
to the wider community as well, after The
College capped its bursary/scholarship pro-
gram and decreased the budgets allowed to
the various schools.

* Carey-Baines from page 1
Dr. Carey-Baines received her PhD from Washington State University, with an interdis-
ciplinary focus in English, Education and Sociology, where she also obtained a MA in
Composition and Rhetoric. She completed her undergraduate study from Concordia
University in Montreal, Canada, where she earned a BA in English Literature. The College
of The Bahamas is confident that given Dr. Carey-Baines' experience and expertise, the
brand of leadership she will bring to The College will allow it to continue to build on the
great work of College leaders before her.
This appointment comes also at the announcement of COB Executive Vice President, foi
Academic Affairs, Dr. Rhonda Chipman-Johnson's retirement, which took effect June 15.
Dr. Chipman-Johnson, who retires after a nearly 31 years at The College, has helped estab-
lish some of The College's most important academic expansions, including the launch ol
the International Languages and Cultures Insitute (ILCI), the University of the West Indies
(UWI) Bachelor's in Law partnership program, the Bachelor's in Pharmacy partnership
program, and the College's first Master in Business Administration.

Union Negotiation Responses

Recently there has been much talk about Union unrest, so in order to help
facilitate diplomatic relations between teachers and administration, I, Lord
High Chancellor, His Excellency and Emperor of the Emerald Isles, have
LICe\ ICLIw a series of responses
Ihal coPme in handy in any sit-
iallon and allow for the pre-
\cnLion of frustration of
ciihcr parties .If at any point
Sther is a stalemate or
SImIIpasse reached, exclaim
. one o these fine colloqui-
S I alInmi, and watch the tensions
ease a\\ ay, or at the very least
*hm n n the other guys off long
U UTEB President Jenifer Dotson-Isaac (Courtesy ofienough t o their guys off long
The T. f,,, d enough to run out the room
with the contract.
V An' dis you who was in dem 3 Lite pictures on Facebook?
V I'm sorry that I forgot your birthday, but let's not fight in front of
the kids.
V Ya ma... is a very fine woman, and every bit a lady ... I should
know, I was almost your father!
V While you're in there, could you check my prostate?
V Scream "Hegemony!", and while the other party searches for a
dictionary, feel free to add (or subtract) a couple zeros from the
financial portion of the contract.
V We've had a lot of good times, remember that night at Club Fluid?
V Start any sentence with "In the words of the prophet Lil'
V End any sentence with "...surely Lil' Wayne is prophet!"

r The Spectrum- Summer 2010 OPINIONS

Go to any local food store on a Sunday
morning and the line for the cash registers
stretches back in the food aisles. We live in a
consumer based economy where we demand
goods, use them and then buy more goods
after there is no further use for the ones we
got rid of. Often we ask ourselves: "Why do I
pay for something that I do not need or fully
At the beginning of a semester, students at
The College of the Bahamas stand on the
business office line that extends to the end of
the building after having registered for their
classes online or manually in the event that
the IQweb website shuts down.
When students finally reach the few open
windows to pay via cash, credit card or schol-
arship, they receive a bill for all the fees that
they are expected to use during the next four-
teen weeks. These fees usually include: tech-
nology, student activities, and sometimes lab
fees. These alone can stack up to the price of
a two credit class - $200.
Interestingly enough, though student activi-
ties are scheduled for Thursday at 2pm, only
a small number of students actually partici-
pate in the events. Many of the non-partici-
pants can be found in the library, computer
labs, or somewhere other than Independence
Park or the Student Union Building.
Speaking of the library and labs, even more

One of the greatest challenges in living up
to the precepts for Christianity as outlined by
Jesus in Matthew 5 is the notion of forgive-
ness. Forgiveness can be defined as the
process in which one individual (the victim)
excuses or pardons another (the perpetrator)
for a wrong done; a pardon that resolves that
particular sin.
The Bible is filled with reports of individu-
als who have been asked to exercise this
Christian principle. There is the story of
young Joseph, who was sold into slavery
because of jealousy. He was sold as a slave,
accused of raping his master's wife and then
imprisoned. Eventually, he becomes prime
minister over Egypt (second only to Pharaoh)
and then along come his brothers - who do
not recognize him - needing his help, their
lives depending on it. Joseph could have
acted in a vengeful manner, but he chose to
forgive them for their misdeed and in turn,

peculiar is the number of students that never
use the computers or the fifty dollars worth of
printing they have paid for. The question that
should be asked here is, "Why isn't there a
system where students can utilize the money
for prints and other services they didn't use?"
If a student had fifty dollars worth of prints
at the beginning of the semester, and is left
with twenty-five dollars at the end, isn't it eth-
ical that he or she should receive the remain-
ing balance at the end of that semester or
when he or she graduates? There are many
ways in which that balance could be spent or
put to use, like purchasing books for the next
semester or even to pay for summer classes.
A really good suggestion for this situation is
that remaining prints get transferred over to
the following semester balance. This solution
holds the best interests of the students as well
as The College. Students shouldn't have to be
financially strained to find $150 every semes-
ter when they only use a percentage of that,
even if the administration doesn't see the
logic and ethics behind the suggestion.
Additionally, every semester, students com-
plain about the printers that don't work - espe-
cially when their major essays and research
projects are due. It is happens right at the end
of the semester, the most crucial time for stu-
dents. Perfect timing, don't you think?

save the nation of Israel from extinction.
We have just recently emerged from the cel-
ebration of the Lord Jesus' death, his burial
and his resurrection. We have all heard the
Biblical account of how the carpenter's son
was arrested, falsely accused, wrongfully
convicted and sentenced to death. We have
all heard his last words and affirmations from
the cross, but my favorite one is, "Father, for-
give them, for they know not what they do."
This is the chilling fact about many of the
people in our lives who are motivated by self
preservation and greed, making decisions
that hurt us, but it is not always their intent to
inflict harm. Jesus knew this and extended
forgiveness to his persecutors and in turn
brought salvation to the whole world.
We have to forgive, not only for ourselves
but for those who will benefit from our for-



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Prodliiction Nianager .. .Travis Cartwrigiht-Carroll,


Staff Writers.......Deniro Anderson. SPA FI-RE
Chavette Black. F0)1
Alicia Cartwright. E_\GR
S.A. Hanna. E G
R. Nlachelle Nlajor. PSY
Aneka Stew\art. .-IASS C ,lO
Contributing Wr iters..... lisha Bethel
Simba French
Edrinekia Gibson
Apryl Johnson
Lanech Johnson
Ava Turnquest
Copy Editors ............. Erin Knowles. E\G
Cair ionist. . . . . . S.A. Hanna. -.X(G
Photolgraphers.....Alicia Cartwright. E \GR
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He's Just Not That Into You

Ladies! Ladies! I'm back and it feels oh
sooooo good to be with you. Let's get in the
swing of things. To all the hopeless roman-
tics, broken hearted, love struck and out of
luck when it comes to dating, I am here to
make the tedious journey of finding Mr.
Right an easier one. All I ask of you is to
cooperate with me. Just repeat after each
YOU!' Say it with conviction! Say it like
you mean it! Let's go!
If he doesn't take you out:
(Insert statement here) HE'S JUST NOT
*Side note: With all the necessary clues, a
man will know what it takes to keep you
interested and satisfied. That includes win-
ing and dining you, and making sure he
spends time with you. If he cannot do that
when he can, I'm sorry love; he's just not
that into you.
If he's always with his boys and can't
make time for you:
*Side note: His boys can only give him so
much. There are things YOU can give him
that his boys can't, unless he has a change of
If he doesn't return phone calls or text
(I say to you again) HE'S JUST NOT
*Quit blaming' BTC, they ain't all that bad!
If you go out and he can't stop staring at
the person that's serving your drink:
*You know: the one with the G-Shock and
fresh hair cut. Sweety, I don't think he's into
you or anything that belongs to your gender
If he talks about his ex like it's all that's on
his mind:
Need I say more, HE'S JUST NOT THAT
*Side note: A real man knows how disre-
spectful, awkward and uncomfortable it is
to talk about an ex in the midst of a date. No
need for explanation unless you ask for one.

If you have not met his mother, sister, let
alone his homes:
Baby girl, I don't know what else to say to
you; you know what it is!
*Side note: when a man values your time
and sees a future with you, he wants the
people that care about him to know who the
lucky lady in his life is. Meeting the family
is a big step, but homes are primary. Gel
with it!
If you don't have a home contact:
*Side note: when a man is interested, he
wants you to be able to reach him when he
is stationary. He doesn't spend all his time
away from home so why can't you have that
If every conversation leads to a million
questions about another friend:
*Side note: if he was interested, he would-
n't give a flying pig about Keisha and her fat
butt! Or lame boyfriend. Wise up!
If he creates awkward silences when
you're together with long pauses in between
*Side note: when a guy is comfortable
around you and likes the conversation, his
mind would be at ease, and it would be
comforting to talk to you. Don't force it,
run!He's just not that into you!
Ladies, I don't care what issues you may
have or what kind of hurt you are going
through from past relationships, there is no
sense is wasting time with a douche that
can't even make you feel comfortable in his
car or at a dinner table( if he even takes you
to dinner). A real man knows what it takes
to woo a woman, and quite frankly, you
deserve to be wooed!
Pick up on the signs early on so you can
know whether he's interested or not! I'll be
back in a few after I talk a little more with
the boys!

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Summer 2010 Game Releases and Reviews

I by Travis Cartwright-Carroll
Production Manager So if you didn't know,
the Electronic Entertainment Expo started June 14th and
has proved that video games are here to stay. If you don't
know, E3 as it's called, is a three day long expo of every-
thing related to video games. All the big boys come out to
play, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Konami,
Atlus, Square Enix, Atari (yeah, they're still around) and
many more. It's like a trade show that details all the upcom-
ing games for the next year and a half.
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DS so don't go sell-
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new handheld is its upcoming library of games. Kid Icarus,
Metroid, Mario and even Metal Gear Solid 3. Oh did I men-
tion that The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time is being
remade for the 3DS?
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ness of E3 because any one can do that. I'm here to talk
about upcoming games. If you haven't heard, Square Enix
will be releasing Dragon Quest IX Sentinels of the Starry
Sky for the DS on July llth this year. If you haven't heard
of the Dragon Quest series, go wikipedia it and see what
you've been missing in rpg's - it's not all about Final Fantasy
people. Dragon Quest IX has players creating their charac-
ters for the first time in the series. With an expansive mul-
tiplayer world, Square understands how important online
gameplay is to the long term sales of games.
Secondly I want to talk about a game that's been out for
a while, Dragon Ball Origins for the DS. It's been out since
2008, and a sequel is on the way. Dragon Ball Origins fol-
lows the earlier years of Goku, a young boy with a tail and

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A COB Cafeteria: An Affordable Solution

IbyEdrinekia Gibson Some students
Contributing Writer S m sud
The College of the Bahamas is surrounded by food
places, like Wendy's, McDonald's, Bamboo Shack, etc.,
therefore college students are subject to indulge in these
high priced but nonetheless delectable foods everyday
because they have no other options.
However, if a cafeteria is placed on campus not only
would it alleviate the financial strain on students, but it
would also give them a variety of foods to choose from. A
cafeteria would give them a cheaper and healthier option.
Latisha Kelly, a business major said: "If the rates are
student rates, I think it would be beneficial for COB stu-
dents, faculty and staf. It would certainly alleviate the finan-
cial strain of $28 per week."
"I have been to COB for 5 years now, and I think hav-
ing a cafeteria would be a better, cheaper alternative", said
the 22 year old. "Sometimes I don't eat lunch because it is
so expensive."
After conducting a survey it was found that COB stu-
dents spend about $200 a month on fast food for lunch, and
sometimes breakfast, and those who do not eat when on
campus may go hungry throughout the day because the fast
food restaurants are just too expensive.
Kenesha Brown, a nursing major at the college said: "I
don't eat on campus because it's expensive and sometimes
you don't have the time to walk all the way across the road

believe that a cafeteria would be a cheaper alternative

to go get something to eat. I believe that a caf on campus
is a good idea, it'll give you choices and its closer to home
cooked food rather than all that fried and greasy foods."

"COB students spend

about $200 a month on

fast food for funch, and

sometimes breakfast"

The faculty seems to love the idea of an on campus cafe-
teria as well. COB lecturer, Hugo Zarate said: "I think it's a
good idea, but it all depends on what they have."
In order for this on-campus cafeteria to be a success,
they should offer affordable prices along with great food
and a lot of options for the students, faculty and staff. It may
have to compete with the fast food places around the area,
but it could be a great success.
I propose that they create a form of meal plan that would

enable students to pay for their meals in the school fees.
After doing so they will have a student log-in card that
would allow them to make purchases and keep track of the
amount of money they have left to spend.
Also, they can allow the culinary students to prepare the
meals. This way they can save money, by not having to hire
a staff and the culinary students can get experience, perhaps
they can include this in the internship course.
Should a cafeteria be placed on campus? My answer to
this question is a yes, for three simple reasons, it's benefi-
cial, affordable and it gives more variety.

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* Fast food from restaurants like Dunkin' Donuts, KFC,
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What couf dyou cdo with $20? The Bahamas Writers

Chavette Black Fun on a Cottllege Student's Budget
Staff Writer As College students, times arise when we must budget our money
to be able to survive. Around us there are many savings and deals that we can take advan-
tage of. The question is: What do you do if you only have $20 for an entire weekend?

The Average C .. ,'- Student
Friday - A Value Meal from McDonalds =
Saturday - Coffee Combo from Dunkin Donuts =
Saturday Evening - A Movie =
Sunday - Fritters & Daiquiri =

The Above Average C. -.,' Student
Friday - Mini Wings Snack from Dirty's =
Friday Afternoon - Trip to Art Museum [includes transportation] =
Saturday Morning - Breakfast =
Saturday Afternoon - Transportation to Beach =
Saturday Evening - KFC Meal Deal =
Sunday Morning - Church Collection =
Sunday Afternoon - Tuna Casserole =

The Dorm Student
Food for the Weekend =
Phone Card =
Offering for Church =
Transportation for Weekend =

The Party Girl
Friday - Breast Snack from Bamboo Shack =
Friday Night - Ladies Night [drinks on ya friend] =
Saturday - Green Parrots with your S.O. =
Sunday - Conch Salad on Potter's Cay w/ your girls =





Whatever category you may fit into, remember that your weekend is what you make it!!!!

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I by Deniro Anderson
Staff Writer In October 2008, Dr. Fredrick
Crane, School of Business consultant, announced that its
Masters in Business Administration (MBA) program in the
COB School of Business is well underway.
The development of the program is made possible through
a $1 million gift from The Royal Bank of Canada and a
matched donation by COB's former Council Chairman,
businessman Franklyn Wilson, as previously announced by
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham along with COB President
Janyne Hodder.
Almost 2 years later, the program continues full steam
ahead toward its development and eventual official launch.
According to Mrs. Sonya Wisdom, Director of Graduate
Programs at The College, the program will be brought to the
public this summer with plans to start in September.
She noted that developing graduate programs is a multi-
disciplinary effort, for which reason the program is a collab-
oration between the office of Graduate Programmes, School
of Business, and the Office of Communication.
Developing the program entails designing courses, identi-
fying qualified faculty to teach those courses, and market-
ing the program, in an effort to develop something compet-
itive that would be the first choice for interested persons.
The MBA is being designed to focus on 3 main areas:
Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Leadership, and

Financial Decision Making.
Research was done in the financial sector to determine the
exact needs of the workforce and the type of trained person-
nel the sector require. This is in order to ensure that the pro-
gramme is able to meet the needs of a contemporary
Bahamian society.
Wiidnm nl1n exnreoqed n desire tn recruit intornntinnnl

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revealed in -January 2008 (Photo: Reva Devi)
students, in keeping with the mindset to not simply develop
a "good program" but rather, the best program.
The MBA will be delivered in a cohort model, meaning
that everyone will start and finish at the same time, like
other Masters programs at The College.

"We expect to have very successful graduation rates; we're
almost setting people up for success", Wisdom remarked.
The application procedure will commence once all of the
courses are designed, faculty put in place, and the public
sufficiently educated about the program.
It is hoped that somewhere around 35 students will be
accepted into the MBA program. The application require-
ments will be stringent in order to ensure that the "cream ot
the crop" is selected.
The College seeks to develop a first rate program that will
be the envy of the region. "We want people to say I want to
be in this program; that's the best one", Wisdom comment-
The program is also expected to be competitive cost-wise,
in order to avoid students having to forego the opportunity
simply because they are unable to afford it.
Research will be a very strong component of not only the
MBA, but all future graduate programs at The College. This
will serve the twofold purpose of adding to the body ot
research in The Bahamas and also training people to
become "researchers for life, so that they can take the spir-
it of skill and research back to their workplace."
It was also revealed that as a part of the program, students
will partake in an intensive 2 to 3 week study period in
either the United States or Canada, where they will have the
opportunity to immerse in hands on experience in the field.

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W The Spectrum - Summer 2010 SPORTS

Mens Caribs Soccer Team

I by Simba French
Contributing Writer
After the COB ladies basketball team was
knocked out of the league, the men's soccer
team played on March 24 at the Roscow
Davies Soccer Field in the Blue Hills
Sporting Complex against league leaders,
the Insurance Management Bears.
Bears began to test the defense in less than
five minutes as they took three shots with
two on target. In the seventh minute, Caribs'
defense began a counter attack linking the
ball to left winger and freshman Raymius
Johnson. Johnson caught Bears goalie,
Corie Frazer back-pedaling to his goal and
wasted no time to capitalize on the opportu-
Off a brilliant save from Caribs' freshman
goalie, Leander Ferguson, who had a good
game, Bears' Tariq Kelly equalized the
game at 1-1 in the ninth minute. COB start-
ed to pass the ball around but unfortunately
for the Caribs, Steve Jones put a goal in for
Bears in the 19th minute. Ten minutes later,
Nesley Jean made it 3-1 to Bears. Caribs
began to put Frazer to work but did not suc-
ceed. At the half, the score was 3-1 with
Bears up.
After the half time break, Caribs coach
Vandyke Bethel's talk with his team led to a
tougher offense. Each player took their
game to another level as the Caribs made
defensive stops, good passes, better runs
and better ball movement.

Loses 4-1

After more than thirty minutes without a
goal by any team, a single defensive lapse
resulted in the Caribs giving up a goal in the
82nd minute. Though Ferguson made a
good attempt to save it, the hole was too
deep for the Caribs, and they ended up los-
ing the game 4-1.
Coach Bethel said: "Even though we lost
the game, the guys played. We scored the
first goal and that is what we are talking
about, understanding how to start a game
and to trying to continue, develop, and
move forward." According to Bethel, the
Caribs will do well in their next game once
they play with the level of desire and inten-
sity they played with that night.
Senior Caribs player and captain,
Cameron Saunders told The Spectrum,
"The game was a high intensity game, and
everyone played hard. We made the proper
movements; we tucked in defensively. We
stepped when we needed to step, and we
spread wide when we had to. And we could
see that we are improving, individually and
as a team."
The lone goal scorer for COB, right
winger, Raymius Johnson had this to say
about the game, "Overall, it was a good
game; we made a few mistakes that led to
goals for Bears. The overall effort was
The Caribs resumed play on April 11
against Dynamos.

COB celebrates after Raymius Johnson (2nd from left) scores the first
goal (Photo: Simba French)

Lady Caribs Come Up Short In Playoffs


kUacLI lJ1Uimci1y UOlIC was sausWicu
with the team's performance. "The team
played well in spurts, but will have to put
together a full forty minutes to get a
win," said Rolle.
Caribs center, Natiska Rolle closed the
gap to eight points after a power move to
the basket, drawing the foul for the 'and
one' play. By the end of the fourth quar-
ter, the Caribs had given all they could,
but the scoreboard read 62-50 Angels.
Shadell Williams and Gabrielle
McKinney led the Caribs scoring with 12
points each. Natiska Rolle had 8 points,
while Shakira Knowles, Deandra
McKinney and Alisha Bethel had 6
points apiece. Keisha Richardson of the
Angels led all scorers with 14 points.
"We have to make adjustments; we
have to play the fundamentals such as
making easy shots, make free throws and

I by Simba French
Contributing Writer
The COB Caribs women's basketball
team came up short in the New
Providence Women's Basketball playoffs
against Boomer G' Angels on March 20
and 23 at the D.W. Davis gym.
In game one, the Lady Caribs showed
promise and determination against the
Angels. With 5:22 minutes remaining in
the second quarter, the Caribs brought the
score within four points, 25-21.
However, halftime left the Angels in the
lead 29-23.
Lady Caribs began the second half,
scoring the first two points from guard
Gabrielle McKinney, who went coast to
coast to score a tough layup in a sea of
blues. By the end of the third quarter, the
score was 48-35, still in favor of the

not have mental lapse," said Coach Rolle,
going into game two.
Although very optimistic, the Lady
Caribs ended the first quarter of game
two down by 14 points.
In the second quarter, a block by COB's
Gabrielle McKinney led to six unan-
swered points for them, but the Angels
responded with an 8-0 run of their own to
take the game out of reach before COB
defender Deandra Williams stopped it.
The Lady Caribs shot better than the
Angels at a whopping 48% and had a bet-
ter 3-point half with 50%.
With six minutes left in the game,
power forward, Alisha Bethel took a hard
charge and she hit the floor. The Caribs
did not finish the game with heart, falling
to the Angels 50-78.
"We lacked the energy needed to play
the game and we had a fair season,"


Coach Rolle said. She told the girls they
must do some introspection and reflec-
tion, in order to see what they can do to
improve their game.
Deandra Williams ended the game with
a team high 13 points, while Gabrielle
McKinney netted 11 points, Shadell
Williams had 8, Shakira Knowles made 7
points, Natiska Silver with 5 points, Tori
Dorsette with 3 points, and rounding off
the Lady Carib's scoring was Alisha
Bethel with 2 points. Center Natiska
Silver had a team high of 8 rebounds,
while Shadell Williams' nifty hands came
up with a team high of 3 steals. The game
high scorer was Ashley Moss with 17
points for the Angels.
"During the months of May and
August," Rolle added, "Mr. Cox will be
working with strength and conditioning,
and work on their skill set."
and work on their skill set."