Debt of Bahamian graduate of Morehouse College to be paid off

“When I heard it I thought I had won the lottery and I screamed” NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Carlos Outten Jr, a 21-year-old Bahamian who graduated from college on Sunday, is still in disbelief and reeling from joy. Despite receiving several scholarships, coupled with the financial assistance of family members, Outten was still some $20,000 in […]

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RBDF Rangers Instructors intervene to prevent suicide attempt

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Instructors of the Rangers program were able to prevent a middle-aged man from committing suicide on Saturday morning. The three Marines; Marine Seaman Cyril Davis, Woman Marine Alexis Strachan and Able Seaman Michael Gibson were part of a security support team that was monitoring approximately 50 […]

Sands: Govt. in discussions with John Hopkins University to improve healthcare

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In an effort to achieve better healthcare in The Bahamas, the government is currently in discussions with John Hopkins University, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands revealed Monday. Sands said this public-private partnership is the best avenue to improve the level of healthcare that is presently being offered. “It’s just one institution […]

Lloyd announces opportunities for training and re-training in special education 

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Education (MOE) is increasing opportunities for more persons to pursue studies in key areas of special education, and increasing the amount of special education units at the pre-school and primary levels at public institutions throughout the country. Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd said more persons who are trained to […]

PM meets UB’s Communications and Journalism class of 2019

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis met with members of the Communications and Journalism 2019 Graduating Class at the University of The Bahamas on Thursday.  The Prime Minister invited the students to take advantage of exciting new career opportunities available in government communications. “A career in government communications offers you the chance to […]

Govt. eyeing increased security at public schools

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of National Security Marvin Dames said the government has to consider introducing “technological, innovative” changes within the public-school system to increase safety and security in the wake of a fatal stabbing of a T.A. Thompson student last week. “I have had any number of conversations with the minister of education,” Dames […]

Two in police custody for deadly stabbing

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police have two teenagers in custody in connection with Tuesday’s brazen daylight murder which claimed the life of a junior high school student who was on his way home from school, according to Education Minister Jeffery Lloyd. The victim has been identified as 15-year-old Perry Rolle; a ninth-grade student at T.A. Thompson […]

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 […]