Teacher allegedly attacked by student at CV Bethel

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police were summoned to the C.V. Bethel Senior High School campus on Monday, after an argument between a male teacher and a male student escalated and allegedly turned violent, resulting in the teacher being rushed to hospital for medical attention. Belinda Wilson, President of The Bahamas Union of Teachers confirmed to Eyewitness […]

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UB refutes claim of president’s involvement in Fyre Festival

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The University of The Bahamas on Monday categorically refuted a claim made in the recently released Netflix documentary entitled, “Fyre The Greatest Party That Never Happened” in which reference was made to the “head of University of The Bahamas”. A statement released yesterday from the University outlined that the President of the […]

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BPSU wants UB to address its many concerns

Employee alleges University refuses to sign NIB documents   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Public Services Union, Kimsley Ferguson, on Thursday expressed a number of concerns on behalf of his members who are employed at the University of The Bahamas – mainly that they are disenfranchised and forced to work in hazardous conditions. […]

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NHI Authority wraps up public consultation

Authority to present findings to govt.   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In the wake of widespread public criticism, the National Health Insurance (NHI) Authority embarked on a three-month public consultation campaign to gather feedback on what changes should be made to the proposed insurance. Graham Whitmarsh, Managing Director and CEO of NHI Authority, told Eyewitness News […]

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Report: Ministry virements totaled over $3.3 million

$450,000 allegedly defrauded from government, auditors found   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As part of an internal review of the Department of Education, which uncovered alleged collusion by employees to defraud the government of nearly $450,000, auditors also found virement of funds in the department totalling $3.36 million in the fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The […]

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Marijuana commission unveils plans for public consultation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Marijuana Commission, a team of a little over one dozen civic leaders who represent a wide cross-section of society, revealed for the first time on Wednesday that its efforts to garner public feedback on the use and decriminalization of marijuana will be rolled out in short order. Dr. Bridgette Rolle, Chairman […]

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UTEB “gravely concerned” about recent comments of UB president

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas (UTEB), on Wednesday expressed that it is gravely concerned about recent statements made by University of  the Bahamas president, Dr. Rodney Smith, in which he blamed the submission of late grades by faculty as the reason for the long lines at the University’s registration […]

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Senator addresses students on the significance of Majority Rule

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Senator  Jamal Moss appealed to C. V. Bethel Senior High School students to cherish their opportunity to receive an education and take it seriously as it is a consequence of Majority Rule. Majority Rule Day is recognized in The Bahamas on January 10 and commemorates the day in 1967, when the black […]

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Maritime academy shines at open house

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In its first open house for the year, the LJM Maritime Academy (LJMMA) rolled out the red carpet to 150 prospective students interested in pursuing a career in maritime. The 40-minute campus tour which included opportunities to hear from lecturers and current student excited 22-year-old Tristan Lightbourne and his mom, Tiffany Garvey […]

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RCCL gives scholarships to two maritime students

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Two students of the LJM Maritime Academy received scholarships from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL) on Friday. The duo, Shante Pearson and Tre’von Ferguson, received their awards on board the Symphony of The Seas – the largest in the cruise line’s fleet. Gregory Purdy, Senior Vice President of RCCL Marine Operations said […]

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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 […]

Deprived of learning for weeks, CH Reeves students return to class today

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Having missed classes for two weeks before school officially closed for the Christmas break, students and teachers of the C.H. Reeves Junior High School are expected to return to classes today, Minister of Education Jeffery Lloyd confirmed on Sunday. The C.H. Reeves Junior High School on Robinson Road was plagued with mold […]

MOE signs contracts to digitize public schools, offices

NASSAU, BAHAMAS  – The Ministry of Education on Sunday signed two million-dollar contracts with Cable Bahamas Ltd and Sam’s Business Machines, which will benefit 43 schools and 14 district offices in Grand Bahama and Eleuthera. The contract with Cable Bahamas Ltd, in the amount of $750,000 annually, will facilitate a fibre optic technology upgrade throughout […]

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 […]