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“Gov’t Should Invest More in Education,” Says McGuinty

“Gov’t Should Invest More in Education,” Says McGuinty

Internationally known as the ‘Premier of Education,’ former Premier of Ontario Canada Dalton McGuinty said the most powerful way to shape the future of the world is through education. As a guest on popular talk show Jones and Company, the former politician who visited the Bahamas to take part in the 19th Caribbean Conference of [...]

Fitzgerald: Educators Have Much Work to Do

Fitzgerald: Educators Have Much Work to Do

In his capacity as Chair for the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Minister (CCEM), Minister of Education, Science and Technology Jerome Fitzgerald gave the closing remarks at the forum on Friday. In addition to giving an overview of the events history, Minister Fitzgerald told conference attendees last week of how important his role is in [...]

Youth Representatives Sign MOU at 19CCEM

Youth Representatives Sign MOU at 19CCEM

29 June 2015

Inspired by the discussions held at the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (19CCEM), youth representatives from the Progressive Liberal Party, Free National Movement and the Democratic National Alliance, joined forces to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which is focused on nonpartisan attention on educational development. The two paged MOU, signed on Friday by [...]

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BAMSI Farm Manger Attends Training Seminar

BAMSI Farm Manger Attends Training Seminar

29 June 2015

Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) Assistant Farm Manager Cameron Lightbourne recently participated in a special workshop hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) – “Train-the-Trainer in Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).” Sponsored by the European Union, the training sessions were administered by IICA as part of [...]

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Cable Bahamas Expands Customer Service Options in Partnership with Cash N’ Go, Bringing More Payment Locations across Multiple Islands

29 June 2015

One month after providing more payment locations to its customers in New Providence, Cable Bahamas has announced that it has expanded its partnership with Cash N’ Go to bring the same option for bill payment to subscribers in Grand Bahama, Abaco and Exuma. Beginning this week, subscribers in Grand Bahama will have two new pay [...]

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Taxicab Drivers Raise Concerns Over Unhealthy Working Conditions

29 June 2015

Taxicab drivers stationed along Prince George Wharf are raised concerns on Friday about a number of issues that are negatively impacting their ability to do their jobs During a press conference, the taxicab drivers, along with President of the Taxi Cab Union Philip Watkins and Union Chairman Maxwell Adderley expressed their frustrations concerning their working [...]

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Social Services Minister Introduces RISE at Town Meeting

29 June 2015

Minister of Social Services and Community Development Melanie Griffin introduced the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme called RISE at the Community Meeting for the programme’s pilot last Wednesday at Uriah McPhee Primary School. The town meeting provided an update on plans for the introduction of the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, RISE, which is part of the [...]

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89-Year-Old Dies After Traffic Accident

29 June 2015

Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a traffic accident that has left an 89-year-old female of Wellington Pinder Heights Subdivision dead. Reports are that on Friday shortly after 10 a.m., police received information that a traffic accident had occurred at the junction of Poinciana Drive and the West Mall Drive, involving a 2001 GMC truck [...]

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“FNM Approved BTC Layoffs,” Says Roberts

“FNM Approved BTC Layoffs,” Says Roberts

29 June 2015

As the Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. intends to layoff 140 employees tomorrow, Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts wants to remind the public that the Free National Movement gave Cable and Wireless Communications the rights to reduce staffing levels to address competition. According to Roberts, the FNM administration gave CWC certain guaranteed rights in advance [...]

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BNT Staff Begin Their Journey to Become Conservation Leaders

29 June 2015

Two Bahamas National Trust (BNT) staff members recently traveled to Grenada to take part in the Conservation Leadership in the Caribbean (CLiC) programme to work on improving their skills in environmental leadership. BNT Education Officer Scott Johnson and Science Officer Agnessa Lundy traveled to Grenada to take part in the programme and completed two weeks [...]

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AG Encourages Attorneys to Receive Practicing Certificate

29 June 2015

Under the theme ‘The legal practice in a 21st century Bahamas,’ Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson addressed hundreds of attorneys at the 2015 Bahamas Bar Association First Training and Education Retreat. The event is purposed to offer training and further skills to attorneys, allowing them to compete on an international basis. Maynard-Gibson told the attorneys that [...]

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Government Investing in Public-Private Partnerships to Stimulate Infrastructure Development

26 June 2015

The Government of The Bahamas is committed to infrastructure development and has taken a policy position that will seek to finance its infrastructure needs through public-private partnerships (PPPs). To address the country’s infrastructure needs, the government is investing $200 million in PPPs this year. “The importance of infrastructure development in relation to the strength of [...]

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