Teachers will play key role in digital education

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA  – Teachers will be key to the success in ‘digitalizing’ learning institutions in the country, said Minister of Education, Jeffrey Lloyd at the recent Grand Bahama Technology Summit. Held under the theme, “The Future is Now,” the summit was officially opened by Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis and was held at the […]

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Education Loan Authority negotiating with collection agency

Lloyd says persons will be taken to court NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With $100 million outstanding in scholarship loans, the Education Loan Authority is presently negotiating with a collection agency to recoup the outstanding funds. “We are going through the process of negotiating with that agency and we are seeking to come to a contract,” said […]

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$350,000 in seed money for Junior Junkanoo

Seed funding to all schools registered to participate in the 2018-2019 Junior Junkanoo Parade is $350,000. The announcement came Monday from Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle, who gave remarks yesterday at the seed monies presentation. “I am pleased to advise that seed funding is being forwarded to administrators, district superintendents and our […]

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Private preschools and MOE form partnership

A new Private Preschool Partnership (PPP) signed between the Ministry of Education and a number of private preschool operators on Wednesday will allow hundreds of 3- and 4-year-olds to benefit from a pre-primary education. Forty-four private primary school providers signed on to the new agreement confirmed Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd. “We are very pleased […]

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C.H. Reeves teachers and students return to Class

All staff and students at C.H. Reeves Junior High School have returned to regularly scheduled classes following a two-week sit out staged by teachers, according to Jeff Lloyd, Minister of Education. “I am happy to tell you that teachers returned to the classroom on Tuesday,” Lloyd shared last night following the announcement of a partnership […]

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Lloyd hopes to end CH Reeves impasse

Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd is hopeful that an early morning meeting between his ministry and the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT); will put an end to a nine-day impasse between teachers and administration at C.H. Reeves Junior High School. Lloyd announced that he and BUT officials will meet Friday morning to bring an immediate […]

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BUT backs CH Reeves teachers and files trade dispute

Teachers at the C H Reeves have reached their breaking point, after nearly two weeks of refusing to teach due to reported mold infestation and other hazardous conditions in 19 classrooms at the junior high school. On Wednesday, Bahamas Union of Teachers  (BUT) acting president Joan Knowles-Turnquest said enough is enough and until a proper […]

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NHI Authority holds successful community, stakeholder meetings in GB

On November 5 and 6, the National Health Insurance (NHI) Authority visited Grand Bahama and had successful meetings with local residents in Freeport and Eight Mile Rock and representatives of the business community during which they engaged in meaningful dialogue on the proposed plan for NHI Bahamas. As part of the 45-day consultation period, community meetings and […]

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Parents launch petition to remove principal

A petition for the removal of the principal at the C.R. Walker Senior High School, T. Nicola McKay, garnered more than 2,000 signatures over the weekend. The petition was started on Friday by irate parents Carlton Moss and Monifa Dames, who told Eyewitness News that their daughter Carleil was reportedly bullied by Administration at the […]

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Parents allege school is victimizing daughter

What started off as a regular 12th grade year for Carleil Moss at the C.R. Walker Senior High School quickly turned sour within the first month as Carleil’s parents, Monifa Dames and Carlton Moss have claimed that their daughter was reportedly refused a prefect position because her skirt was too short. Carleil’s mother Monifa Dames […]

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