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 scene yesterday, some employees opted to stay and work in the heated conditions while some irate employees had gathered outside while administrators made an attempt to rectify the situation
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Lorraine Armbrister said yesterday’s issue with the air condition was not the ministry’s fault.
“The Ministry of Education is a tenant in this building. The building is owned by National Insurance and there is an issue with the air conditioning system, which started yesterday and continues today,” she said.
“Staff will be permitted to go home at 1:00 p.m. today. The problem unfortunately continues, but I have spoken to Dr. Nicola Rolle of National Insurance and National Insurance is working very hard to get the issue addressed.
“But we appreciate the efforts of the staff and we are grateful that they have remained this long, but certainly it is very warm and they will be leaving and we hope that the issue is remedied today or by tomorrow morning.”
Eyewitness News Online attempted to speak to several employees about the uncomfortable conditions, but they expressed that they were in fear of being victimized if they shared their experiences.
This article was written by Matthew Moxey – Eyewitness News Online – Intern