WOMEN OF POWER AND PURPOSE: New NGO focused on community outreach, women empowerment

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A new NGO focused on community outreach and empowerment commemorated its first Women’s History Month by celebrating each other, engaging in community outreach, and making a commitment to foster a culture of “women supporting women”. In a statement, Women of Purpose and Power 242 underscored women should be celebrated this month because […]

“Crucial” emergency response network grows by 17 members at end of latest exercise

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The country’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Network grew by an additional 17 persons following graduation ceremonies for the most recent participants of the National Emergency Management Agency’s (NEMA) training programme. A Certificate Course, the CERT Programme educates community volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area while […]

Paramount+ reaches Caribbean audiences through C&W Communications

MIAMI, FLORIDA — Paramount+, the global digital subscription video streaming service from Paramount, announced an alliance with C&W Communications, the leading communications and entertainment provider in the Caribbean. This will bring its premium content exclusively to subscribers of Flow and BTC video services in more than 15 new markets including Anguilla, The Bahamas, Barbados, British […]

The Bahamas makes its presence felt at intl. insurance conference

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Representatives of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) along with managers of the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas and industry professionals attended the Captive Insurance Companies Association Conference (CICA) 2022 held in Tucson, Arizona earlier this month. “CICA brings together the best captive professionals from around the world in a domicile-neutral setting […]

Police return to public schools after stabbing incident

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson yesterday applauded the government’s decision to put police officers on public school campus after a student at A.F. Adderley was stabbed and hospitalised.  In a voice note to teachers, Wilson said the move will provide another layer of protection to ensure students and teachers […]

Govt. to review Bahamas High School Diploma criteria

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Education Glenys Hanna-Martin advised yesterday that the government is reviewing the Bahamas High School Diploma as some students miss the mark to graduate in part due to the pandemic. Hanna-Martin’s comments come as parents have called on the government to ease those criteria. Speaking to reporters outside Cabinet, Hanna-Martin noted […]

EDUCATION RECOVERY UNDERWAY: 800 absentee students returned to classrooms; another 4,500 to go

Ministry of Education urging parents to bring their students back to school 11% of public school enrollment still has not accessed learning platform NASSAU, BAHAMAS — More than 800 public school students who were missing from classes throughout the pandemic have been located as the education recovery task force continues its work to close the […]


NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) sobering assessment of the socioeconomic impact of Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in The Bahamas has brought stirring clarity to the anecdotal reports and lived experiences of many Bahamians. Disaster and pandemic relief have not effectively penetrated the […]

OPTIMISTIC: Health and Education ministries locked in discussions over in-person resumption of school

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  Health officials will continue discussions with the Ministry of Education this week on whether schools will be given the green light to open face-to-face. Minister of Health Dr Michael Darville told reporters yesterday that he is “optimistic” and believes it is time for those students to return to the classroom. “We are […]

14-DAY DEADLINE: Task force working to identify 8,000 children impacted by COVID-19 learning loss

Phase 2 will be diagnostic review and action plan NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  An education recovery task force has been established and will have just 14 days to track down some 8,000 students who were inactive on the virtual learning platform throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Minister of Education Glenys Hanna-Martin. Hanna-Martin’s comments came as […]

NO EXCUSES: Education director says uniform not a necessity to return to the classroom

Students must return to the classroom on the scheduled day NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Education officials have advised that all students scheduled to return to face-to-face learning must do so, even if they do not have proper school uniforms. Public schools nationwide are expected to resume hybrid instruction with in-person classes beginning January 11. During a town […]

IDENTIFYING LEARNING GAPS: Govt to assess impact of COVID-related education losses on students

Schools to return with hybrid model in second week of January NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government will launch an assessment and placement program for public schools to determine the impact of the loss of education during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Minister of Education Glenys Hanna-Martin yesterday. During a press conference announcing the resumption of hybrid […]

“EMOTIONALLY TORTURED”: GHS stabbing survivor under suicide watch as school community’s mental health reels

Lloyd: Teachers and family members of the victims “going through certain dramatic reactions” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The survivor of a school stabbing at Government High School (GHS) last month is currently under suicide watch as the incident takes a mental toll on students, teachers and family members, said Minister of Education Jeffrey Lloyd yesterday.  Kenm […]