BCPOU head alleges BTC offering top jobs to foreigners

Leads protest outside JFK headquarters   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU), Dino Rolle, on Thursday alleged that the government has been offering top jobs at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) to foreigners, and the move is gravely impacting the morale of employees. Rolle described the employees’ most […]

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Strike action imminent for Morton Salt Union

Union remains resolute   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The three employees who were suspended last week by the Morton Bahamas Salt Company in Inagua have returned to work, president of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers & Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU) Jennifer Brown confirmed Wednesday. In a letter, company officials indicated that the employees were suspended because they […]

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New deal inked to operate city dump

Landfill will now be called, ‘New Providence Ecology Park’   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A contract to own, operate and remediate the New Providence Sanitary Landfill, often referred to as the city dump, was signed between Waste Resources Development Group and government on Thursday. The contract takes effect in 30 days. The new company takes over […]

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BTC employees stage sickout; Union boss claims it was food poisoning

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Hundreds of Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) workers called in sick on Thursday, forcing the closure of 12 retail outlets nationwide. In an interview with Eyewitness News Online, Bahamas Communication and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) president Dino Rolle confirmed that around 90 per cent of BTC workers called in sick. However, he maintained […]

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Morton Salt employees halt industrial action

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Employees of the Morton Salt Company in Inagua have halted industrial action pending the outcome of three employees that were suspended last week. According to Jennifer Brown, president of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers & Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU), meetings were expected to take place last evening to determine whether or not those employees […]

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Carmen Kemp tells BUSAWU’s president to ‘go back to work’

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Carmen Kemp, the former president of The Bahamas Utility Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) on Tuesday advised current president Dwayne Woods to simply return to work. Woods confirmed that he has been on administrative leave for the past seven years. Earlier this week, he told Eyewitness News that he was sick […]

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BUSAWU president to take legal action

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of The Bahamas Utility Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) Dwayne Woods said he is prepared to take legal action against the Water & Sewerage Corporation (WSC) after the corporation’s executive chairman revealed his salary to the media on Sunday. “Let me make it abundantly clear that all of the numbers […]

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Wilson alleges teacher aides, expats being intimidated

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Union of Teachers  (BUT) President Belinda Wilson told Eyewitness News Online that there have been many complaints that teacher aides and expatriates within the public school system are not given the respect that they deserve. “It seems as though it’s a growing trend that teacher’s aides and expatriates are being threatened […]

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Gibson: Woods gets $60,000 per year without ever coming to work

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Executive Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation, Adrian Gibson, on Sunday sought to set the record straight on a number of claims levied last Friday by president of The Bahamas Utility Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) Dwayne Woods. At a press conference held last week, Woods said line staff at […]

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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 […]

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Ferguson confident govt. will honor payouts to Lucayan managers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Trade Union Congress (TUC) President Obie Ferguson said while the voluntary separation packages (VSEP) for the managers at the Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama have not been finalized, he remains confident the government will honour its commitment to those who applied for payouts. Ferguson, the lead negotiator for the Bahamas Hotel […]

No classes at C.W. Sawyer following mould allegations

Irate parents lead protest on school’s campus   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After reports of mould and other issues surfaced at the C.W. Sawyer Primary School earlier this week, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Wednesday that the school will be closed today and on Friday. A statement released from MOE asked teachers to report […]

Taxi-cab drivers lead protest to parliament

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Fed-up with their reported unfair treatment and poor working conditions which have spanned decades, members of the Bahamas Taxi Cab Union led a protest on Wednesday, taking their concerns to the downtown area outside the House of Assembly. The irate drivers swarmed parliamentarians, hoping to get some resolution to their long-standing issues. […]

L.W. Young teachers claim no admin support to discipline students

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Teachers at the L.W. Young Junior High School on Wednesday claimed that they must endure the rude behaviour of some students because there is a lack of administrative support. A teacher at the school, who spoke to Eyewitness News on the condition of anonymity, alleged that students do not obey classroom rules […]

Taxi-cab drivers to strike today

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Following government’s reported failure to address their concerns, members The Bahamas Taxi Cab Union are expected to withdraw their services and lead a strike today, president of The Bahamas Taxi Cab Union Wesley Ferguson told Eyewitness News last night. The move to strike comes after months of complaints against tour companies and […]

Teachers draft new security protocols for C.V. Bethel

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following an alleged assault of a teacher by two students at the C.V. Bethel Senior High School, which prompted teachers to sit out last Wednesday and Thursday, the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) has recommended a series of increased security protocols for the administration to implement. Speaking to Eyewitness News Online, BUT […]