C.W. Sawyer mould issue rectified, but parents still wary

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the C.W. Sawyer Primary School reopened on Monday after closing last week due to a reported mould problem, some parents still expressed concern yesterday about the overall safety of their kids. Parents visited to the school, some without their kids, just to get an update on whether the school had been […]

Sybil Strachan Primary to reopen today following confirmed reports of scabies

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following a scabies outbreak last week, teachers and students at the Sybil Strachan Primary School on Carmichael Road are expected to return to school today. Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands confirmed on Friday that there were between 18 and 23 confirmed cases of scabies at the school, and infected students are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]