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October 13, 2013 www.guardian.co.tt Sunday Guardian
The Council of The College of The Bahamas (COB) is pleased
to announce the search for a new President and invites nominations
and expressions of interest from Bahamians in this outstanding
opportunity for leadership. Established in 1974 through an Act of Parliament,
COB is the national higher education institution in The Commonwealth of
The Bahamas. It is a comprehensive, public college on a purposeful transition to
become a full-fledged university by 2015.
Additional information on The College of The Bahamas may be obtained from
The College's website at www.cob.edu.bs.
The College of The Bahamas has a student population of approximately 5,000, supported by
more than 600 faculty and staff and an alumni base which comprises over 12,000 persons. The
institution grants graduate and undergraduate degrees, as well as post-graduate diplomas
and certi cates in more than 60 academic disciplines. Graduate programmes include the
Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Reading. The institution will
continue to deliver excellent teaching, while developing new undergraduate and graduate
programmes, increasing research and innovation, and focusing its work in areas crucial to
national development like maritime studies and small island sustainability.
APPLICATION AND NOMINATION PROCESS
A prospectus for this search -- the Presidential Pro le -- with information about the institution, the
priorities for the new president, an enumeration of quali cations for the position, and instructions
for submitting applications or nominations may be found at http://www.cob.edu.bs/Administration/
PresidentSearch2013/. Those considering becoming candidates are directed to visit this website
before submitting application materials. A complete application shall include a letter of interest,
curriculum vitae, and a list of at least ve professional references (with email addresses and telephone
numbers) and must be received by October 31st, 2013. Nominations, inquiries and applications will
be treated con dentially and should be submitted by sealed con dential cover, marked Private &
Con dential, to: The Advisory Search Committee, c/o The Council Secretary, Room A99, Second
Floor, Keva M. Bethel Building, The College of The Bahamas, Oakes Field Campus, P. O. Box N-4912,
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas. Telephone: 1-242-302-4335 or 4317
The College of the Bahamas
Executive Search Announcement
The Search For A President
Last week included much sadness, with
the death of an influential female motor
racing exponent, coupled with one of T&T s
budding football stars losing a leg, with
hopes that would save his life after surviv-
ing a heart attack.
In such clouds came some silver with West
Indies women were triumphant.
Older sports patrons would remember leg-
endary William "Bill" Shankly, who died in
1981, considered one of the best footbaall
managers ever, who played for Scotland
before managing one of English Premier
League s most illustrious clubs---Liverpool
Football Club---from 1959 to 1974.
Promotion from Second Division (now
Division 1) to First Division (now Premiership)
by 1962, followed by LFC winning three First
Division championships, two Football Asso-
ciation (FA) cups, four Charity Shields and
one Uefa Cup, were all achieved in his 15
years of managing/coaching. The man was
His attitude to sport, especially football,
and to life, also shone through too: "Some
people think that football is a matter of life
and death. I assure you that it is much more
serious than that!"
How apropos for T&T s Akeem Adams.
I have always been a big motor racing fan
and having attended races at Brands Hatch
and Silverstone in United Kingdom, I know
that, if ever possible, I will attend Monaco
and Japanese Formula 1 races too.
I still remember incomparable Murray
Walker s commentary on BBC Television s
late night replays of Formula 1 (F1) races
between 1977 and 1982, when I played county
cricket for Lancashire CCC.
After a hard day s toil on soft English pitches,
absolute noises of F1 distracted from my aching
body. So, it was with great surprise and unbelief
that I read that Maria De Villota, who had paved
the way in F1 for women, in a totally male-dom-
inated sport, had been found dead in a hotel in
Like another female ceiling breaker, Danica
Patrick in USA s Indy Car and NASCAR races,
De Villota had brought men of the sport to recog-
nise that excellent female talent and expertise
existed with her too!
Already, De Villota had lost an eye in a bad
accident last year in England, while speed testing
for the Marussia team but she was still such a
popular and effervescent member of the F1 fra-
ternity, and so determined to come back to the
sport despite that set-back, that her death has
put an immovable cloud over this weekend s
Japanese Grand Prix 2013.
What a loss to the sport!
T&T s 22-year-old Adams plight obviously
brings us directly back to Shankly and his sug-
gestion of sports, and its effect on life and death.
Football has been Adam s entire young life,
with so much potential to get to the stratosphere
in his chosen game. Now, he is fighting for his
The player s situation also tells us that we
should never take anything at all for granted. Try
to enjoy all.
No-one knows when the end will come, so,
while honestly critiquing and objectivity should
be acceptable, hating and openly discrediting
make no sense whatsoever; such a thin line, that!
Here is a guy in the prime of life, plying his
sporting trade to make a living to feed his family
and to improve his skills, with hopes of continuing
future play for his country, when he is struck
down with a massive heart attack, no less, one
of the most unlikely candidates for such an occur-
rence, considering his fitness levels.
Shock is the mildest word that one can conjure
here but this is real life or death, as only his bio-
logical family could appreciate. No-one but God
knows how his mother and other relatives could
But, from this desperate gloom comes that
proverbial Phoenix , West Indies women - some
may even say much better than the men - keeping
up the banner of West Indies cricket on the inter-
The WI ladies had to dig very deep and steel
themselves too, overcoming doubt and depression,
after collapsing from 179-4 to be all out at 224,
losing the first ODI to New Zealand by a solitary
So, WI won ODI No 2 by an astonishing 89
runs, despite making only 148 in 50 overs, due
to the varied all-round attack of left-arm medium
pacer Shanel Daly; 3-14; incomparable Stephanie
Taylor, whose off-breaks garnered 3-10, and 17-
year-old leg-break phenomenon, Shaquana Quin-
The third ODI was a real final and WI did not
It was always going to be World s No 1 player,
Taylor, who was to make the mark.
Her majestic 135 not out, her fifth century in
67 ODI s, set West Indies Women on their merry
way to a useful 238 in their 50 overs.
Taylor, the bowler, also featured too, getting
4-35 and having useful allies in Daley (2-28);
Quintyne and Anisa Mohammed getting one wick-
et each, as New Zealand Women succumbed dis-
mally, for 143.
That come-from-behind series win helped West
Indies women and our world of sports, generally,
to have much needed luster after a terribly gloomy
sporting week. Thanks, ladies.
Sporting sadness, successes all in one week
COLIN EH CROFT
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