Archive | July, 2012

Police Returning To Campuses

When school reopens in the fall students will see more than their teachers and friends, they will see uniformed police officers on and around their respective campuses. Minister of National Security, Dr. Bernard told the Bahama Journal that the government’s school-based programme will be re-introduced in a modified format. He said the programme is a [...]

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Gov’t Revising Curriculum

The government is looking to change this year’s school curriculum at the primary and high school levels in order to get better results in examinations and on report cards. According to Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald, officials have found that many children cannot read at the third grade level. “The curriculum at grade one through three [...]

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FNM Condemns Victimisation

The Free National Movement (FNM) is once again “crying shame” on the government for several acts of victimisation which it alleges have occurred since the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) took office in May. FNM Chairman Charles Maynard said many Bahamians have “felt the wrath” of the new government which campaigned heavily on ‘putting Bahamians first.’ [...]

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Gov’t Hiring 82 Specialist Teachers

The government is hiring over 80 specialist teachers this year to work in the public school system. According to Director of Education Lionel Sands, many of the teachers are coming from Cuba. Education officials have long bemoaned the lack of specialist teachers in The Bahamas. “We are hiring 82 new teachers and the total amount [...]

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Infection Outbreak Contained, No New Cases

Infection Outbreak Contained, No New Cases

Health Minister Dr. Perry Gomez said the bacterial infection outbreak at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) that killed two babies and infected six others has been contained and no new infections have been reported. Today, Ministry of Health officials will reveal the preliminary findings from their investigations during a news conference. Dr. Gomez said doctors [...]

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Cash-For-Gold Crackdown

A recent crackdown of six ‘Cash-for-Gold’ establishments in the Englerston area has uncovered thousands of dollars in stolen gold and silver jewelry, police revealed yesterday. Officer-in-Charge of the South Central (Grove) Division Superintendent Philip Don Wilson said some of the operators melt down the gold items within the hour of purchasing them so that police [...]

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Limit By-Election Spending, Says Candidate

Limit By-Election Spending, Says Candidate

An unofficial candidate in the upcoming North Abaco by-election is calling on the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and the Free National Movement (FNM) to limit the amount of money they spend to campaign for the coveted seat. Bahamas Constitution Party (BCP) Servant Leader Ali McIntosh, a fourth generation Abaconian who plans to contest the North [...]

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Baptist Bishop Supports Regularising Web Shops- Town Hall Meeting On Gambling Tonight

As the government gears up to hold a referendum to further explore regularising the web shop industry, a leading pastor said he welcomes the issue being put to Bahamians in the form of a referendum. New Covenant Baptist Church Senior Pastor Bishop Simeon Hall said although it is the Church’s position to oppose any steps [...]

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Woman Leaps To Death

A woman, who appeared dazed and confused, committed suicide yesterday by jumping off a bridge behind a popular tourist spot. The unidentified woman’s body was pulled from waters in the Arawak Cay area yesterday morning at 8:30. Earlier in the day eyewitnesses spotted the woman walking barefoot. Little Hut Restaurant waitress Lakeisha Ingraham said she [...]

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Domestic Violence Spike Sparks Concern

Domestic disputes are on the rise, police revealed yesterday. In recent months several women have been killed at the hands of their boyfriends. Urban Renewal Coordinator Superintendent Stephen Dean said domestic violence is a growing social ill which police are hoping to tackle through Urban Renewal, partnership with the church and various counseling centers nationwide. [...]

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