Archive | February, 2013

School Administrators Being “Targeted”

Officials of the Bahamas Educators’ Managerial Union (BEMU) said President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) Belinda Wilson is “on a mission to target” a number of public high school principals and get them transferred or terminated altogether. BEMU President Charles Wildgoose said Tuesday that the issue involving Anatol Rodgers High School Principal Myrtle [...]

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MOE Asks COB To Cutback

Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald yesterday confirmed that the ministry has asked for the College of The Bahamas (COB) to cutback but said these cutbacks “should be achieved without any reduction in quality and level of services to the public or any forced reduction in headcount.” In a statement sent out last [...]

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Man’s Charred Remains Found

A Grand Bahama man’s charred remains were found in a home that had been destroyed by fire. Authorities in the second city received reports of a fire in Pinder’s Point near the Texaco Service Station Monday night at 8:50. When fire fighters got on the scene they met a single storey structure engulfed in flames. [...]

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Int’l Delegates Expected For GB Investment Conference

Delegates from over 27 countries are expected to attend the much-anticipated Bahamas International Investment and Business Forum this week in Grand Bahama. The two-day conclave kicks-off today at the Grand Lucayan Resort, under the theme ‘At the Crossroads of 21st Century Trade and Investment.’ The international conference is jointly sponsored by the government, the Commonwealth [...]

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Hanna-Martin Addresses Oil Spill Concerns

Transport and Aviation Minister, the Honourable Glenys Hanna-Martin headed a team of senior officials from her ministry that travelled to Grand Bahama on Tuesday to address matters relating to an oil spill near the BORCO facility in Pinder’s Point. Accompanying Minister Hanna-Martin were the State Minister for Transport and Aviation, the Honourable Hope Strachan and [...]

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Dreamers and Visionaries Needed

Much of what now resonates in mind and on the street as either personal challenges or current crises are in actuality analogous to a distant thunder spawned in the aftermath of policies that failed a long time ago. Today, we reap a harvest of shame because of the myriad of ignorance gripping policy in not [...]

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Disabled Decry Local Busing System

It is hard enough being disabled but for Kaleisha Rolle and Wentworth Sears, life is even more difficult considering the headaches and hassles of using the local bus system. In an interview with the Bahama Journal yesterday, Ms. Rolle claimed that on any given day, as many as a dozen buses deliberately pass “pretending” not [...]

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CARICOM Membership Expected To Create Added ‘Benefits’ For Haiti

Haiti’s membership in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and its anticipated participation in the Single Market, present opportunities for improving the lives of the Haitian people through co-operation in areas such as health, education and the economic benefits that can be derived from commerce and trade, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin Larocque said Monday. Ambassador Larocque also [...]

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Bahamians Urged To Embrace Natural Environment

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development Philip Davis said the Government of The Bahamas recognises the ongoing need to help Bahamians embrace the concept of ownership over their country’s natural environment. During the Sustainable Future for the Exumas Environmental Management, Design and Planning Public Forum held at The College of The [...]

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Atlantis Tunnel Flooded

There was a flood in the tunnel leading to Atlantis’ Royal Towers late Monday evening, according to hotel officials. Several people phoned into the Bahama Journal to find out whether the tunnel was cleared of water and sent the Journal photos from family members who helped to get the tunnel cleared. The Journal took a [...]

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