BUT mostly pleased, but still concerned about mold testing results

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers, Belinda Wilson, on Monday expressed that while she is mostly pleased with the efforts of the Ministry of Education to rectify the mold and rat infestation problem at the CH Reeves Junior High School, the union is still concerned about the results of a mold […]

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BUT relieved AF Adderley repairs finally completed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  After a decade of ongoing repairs at the A.F. Adderley Junior High School, Bahamas Union of Teachers  (BUT) president Belinda Wilson on Monday expressed relief that construction was finally completed and the school is now able to accommodate 766 students. Grade 7 students at AF Adderley were housed at Workers House on […]

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BUT’s attempts to tour CH Reeves thwarted

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  President of The Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT), Belinda Wilson, accompanied by union members, on Wednesday attempted to tour the C H Reeves Junior High School to ensure that the on-going issues at the institution, mainly a mold and rodent infestation, had been addressed over the Christmas holidays. However, the walkabout was […]

BGOA donates $36k to students

The Bahamas Gaming Operators Association (BGOA) made the dreams of three young Bahamians a reality for the start of the new school semester with $36,000 worth of scholarships to attend private high schools in New Providence. The non-profit organization provided top performers from A.F. Adderley – Lance Porter – and Uriah McPhee, Darnell Mitchell and […]

First day of school a success for police

Traffic police in New Providence put their new speedometers to the test Monday morning, as thousands of motorists made their commute for the start of the new school year. Minister of National Security Marvin Dames recently told Eyewitness News that the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) would be utilizing the new gadgets on September 3 […]

Schools not ready for new year; teachers sit out at A. F. Adderley

While most public school campuses were up and running Monday, two schools were still construction zones. A.F. Adderley Junior High and Eva Hilton Primary Schools are still under construction with students being greeted yesterday with tarp, construction workers and dust. The school was in such a state that teachers at A.F. Adderley decided to sit out […]

Students excited for new school year

As the first day of school commenced on Monday, parents and students alike exhibited their enthusiasm as they entered new grades. Eyewitness News visited schools across New Providence with Miss World Bahamas Brinique Gibson and experienced first-hand the joy of new students as they embarked on a new school year. Rotary Bahamas partnered with Columbus […]

Private school enrollment up despite VAT increase

Private school administrators on Monday said the recent increase in value-added tax (VAT) has not affected this year’s enrollment. Back in July, during the government’s 2018/2019 budget debate, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest announced that VAT would increase from 7.5 per cent to 12 per cent, leaving many Bahamians concerned about […]

Fire delays opening of school in Rum Cay

A government delegation is headed to Rum Cay today to conduct an independent investigation a fire that erupted in the kitchen on the campus of Rum Cay All Age School on Saturday. During a press conference yesterday, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said, details surrounding the cause of the blaze were unclear and, as a result, […]

Corporate and civic organizations help ready inner city kids for school today

Numerous  civic and community organizations held back-to-school events throughout New Providence, to help as best they could hundreds of less fortunate students prepare for the start of the 2018/2019 school year. Eyewitness News caught up with several of those groups over the weekend, including mTech Computer Company, which partnered with the Rotoract Club of East […]