The Bahamas Suspends National Examinations

first_imgIt said that it was advising students to continue their preparations for “these crucial examinations as they will be held at a later date in accordance with the advice of the competent authority guided by Ministry of Health officials”. Bahamas has recorded 153 confirmed cases of the virus and 11 deaths. “But as a country we have to do what is right and necessary. If we do not take these measures now, we will pay a higher and deadlier price later,” he added. Last Sunday, Minnis said that he understood the “frustration and the disappointment of many Bahamians and residents that may ensue as we re-implement certain restrictions. The Ministry of Education said that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis had on Sunday announced the lockdown of the island of Grand Bahama until August 7, due to the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases.center_img The ministry said that in an effort to ensure the safety of all concerned and to protect the integrity of the national examinations, “the 2020 sitting of the Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) and the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) examinations is temporarily suspended effective immediately until further notice”. NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas has suspended national school examinations following a spike in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country in recent days. CMClast_img read more

“Roseanne’s” Emma Kenney on playing Darlene’s “bratty” teen: “You guys will eventually love Harris”

first_img Related ABC/Robert Trachtenberg(NEW YORK) — On the new season of Roseanne, Emma Kenney plays Darlene’s daughter Harris with equal parts Darlene sarcasm and Roseanne savageness.The breakout young actress tells ABC Radio that while you may not love Harris now, you soon will.“Harris definitely has a character arc this season,” Kenney says. “I think that in the beginning of the season she starts out, she’s coming from Chicago, a big city, living with her mom and her brother, her friends, her school, everything, you know? Her life. And then she gets forced to live with her grandparents in the middle of the suburbs of Illinois, so I don’t think she’s too happy about that at first.”“But you guys will eventually love Harris,” she adds. “Right now she’s being a bit of a bratty teenager…I call Harris ‘Darlene’s karma.’”The characters may not always been likable, but Kenney says that’s part of what makes it so relatable to viewers – even after all these years.“I think that the show genuinely shows real family bond, love, energy, having their back, standing up for each other, real family disagreements,” she says. “It’s not like we’re sugarcoating anything on the show.”She continues, “I think the world needs that right now — just like a realistic family so people don’t feel terrible about themselves if they’re not living the Gossip Girl lifestyle.”Roseanne pulled in massive ratings in its first and second weeks back on TV, quickly earning it a season 11 pick-up.Kenney says going into the next season, she’d love to see Harris in more scenes with her grandfather, Dan. “I think it may just be because I love John Goodman,” she says. “Also Laurie Metcalf. Aunt Jackie is my favorite character.” Roseanne airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more