Lloyd: As many as 900-plus contract workers in MOE

Says some teachers, education personnel don’t “deserve to be there”   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd revealed yesterday that an audit of the Ministry of Education determined there were 900-plus contract workers in the ministry. Approximately 300 contract workers failed to comply with the ministry’s verification process, according to Lloyd, who said […]

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PTA president claims students were almost abducted

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The head of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) at the Carlton E. Francis Primary School is speaking out after two students were the alleged victims of attempted child abduction. The PTA president is now demanding answers from authorities, alleging that school officials failed to notify them of the attempted abduction, and she also […]

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Young Bahamian females participate in UN gender equality talks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A group of 12 Bahamian females, three high school students and nine representatives of the GirlCon organization, participated in the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations (UN) in New York March 9-15. The delegation was led by Senate President Kay Forbes-Smith who is also Founder and […]

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Students participate in gambling addiction seminar

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Dozens of high school students participated in a one-day gambling addiction seminar on Wednesday held at the Sandilands Rehabilitation (SRC) activity centre. The event, spearheaded by the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) and SRC, is aimed at providing preventative steps to avoid addictive habits. Participating schools included Government High School, C.I Gibson, Galilee […]

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Early day for MOE employees after AC malfunctions

Officials hoping issues at NIB-owned building are rectified today   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The hum of pedestal fans resounded throughout the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture on Tuesday as government employees at the Ministry of Education on University Drive walked out after the building’s air conditioning unit malfunctioned. When Eyewitness News arrived at the […]

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Cases of TB confirmed at two govt. schools

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands confirmed cases of tuberculosis at the AF Adderley and the Government High School in parliament on Wednesday; but with no official statement issued, President of The Bahamas Union of Teachers, Belinda Wilson said the announcement has sparked unnecessary outrage. “If you were to communicate with the […]

Rights Bahamas: Govt. must defend children against abuse

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After an eight-year-old girl was abducted earlier this week on Sunday and allegedly molested by her abductor, the Rights Bahamas group said the agonizing suffering experienced by victims of child abuse and their loved ones cannot continue to be tolerated. Sunday’s abduction was the second that had been reported in the span […]

Students in Acklins demonstrate over teacher shortage

Lloyd says a teacher will be sent next week   Students of Snug Corner Primary School demonstrated at the campus on Acklins yesterday due to a shortage of teachers. The primary school students, accompanied by numerous parents, held placards, one of which read: “No teachers, no school. End the story”. In Parliament yesterday, Minister of […]

Lewis foundation funds UCF hospitality scholarships for Bahamians

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Gaining access to higher education just got more affordable for a few lucky students pursuing degrees in the hospitality industry. A newly established charitable organization, the Lewis Foundation, has joined forces with Albany and the Tavistock Group to promote the tertiary education of young people in the nation’s number one industry. “Our […]

Opposition slams govt.’s mid-year budget statement

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Opposition leader Philip Brave Davis on Wednesday claimed that it appeared as if the government was borrowing money without any resolutions being moved in parliament. “I am concerned that we see no resolutions in respect to borrowings because the government’s own documents and statements suggest that there have been borrowings in the […]

L.W. Young gifted with IP devices to enhance security

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Administration at L.W. Young Junior High School received a sizeable gift from Paradise Communication (PARACOM) Wednesday, which is expected to assist the institution with enhancing security on and off the school’s compound. PARACOM gifted the junior high school with five two-way Internet Protocol (IP) devices valued at $5,000 dollars. The devices were […]

Simpson Penn Centre benefits from Doctors Hospital-Rotary Club partnership

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Officials of the Rotary Club of Miami-Kendall and Doctors Hospital joined forces to donate 10 computers and the accompanying infrastructure to the residents of the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys. Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, Frankie A. Campbell applauded both organizations for their outstanding “show of good corporate and community […]