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Ministers Dismiss Union Leader’s Complaints

Two top cabinet ministers have fired back at a union leader for complaining about an ultimatum given to foreign teachers. On Monday, Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson told The Bahama Journal that expatriate teachers are being forced to get fingerprinted or lose their jobs. According to Mrs. Wilson, the fingerprinting has been […]

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Mother Appeals For Help In Finding Missing Daughter

Since Starita Miller’s daughter went missing more than a week ago she has feared the worst every time the phone rings. Sixteen-year-old Alexis Sands mysteriously vanished last week Monday. The last time her mother saw her, she was walking with her friends to her school, C.V. Bethel. “She and her two friends were just laughing […]

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Household Survey To Begin In Murder Prone Areas

In 2013, the majority of murders took place in the Bain and Grants Town, Centreville and Englerston communities, which is why the Ministry of National Security is beginning phase one of its household survey in those inner city areas. The ministry will set out to gather statistics and information on living conditions, crime, social behaviour, […]

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Minister Tables Manual To Address Special Needs Students

Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald on Wednesday tabled a resource manual in the House of Assembly that will assist educators in the country better serve students with special needs. Last week, parliamentarians debated and passed amendments to the Early Childhood Care Act 2004 and its regulations, which established standards for day care and preschools in The […]

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Fitzgerald Asks MPs For Money

Education Minister Jerome Fitzgerald is asking each MP to contribute at least $5,000 from their constituency allowance towards an initiative that will help more Bahamians realise their dreams of a college education. The initiative will be called the Bahamas National High School Marching Band Competition. After a few years, the ministry hopes to expand it […]

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Unions Allege Theft at COB

Several unions that represent College of The Bahamas (COB) workers and students are demanding a probe into monies that were allegedly stolen from the college’s business office. The Union of Tertiary Educators Bahamas (UTEB), the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) and the College of The Bahamas Union Of Students (COBUS), in a press statement said […]

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Miller Told To Take Hit For Gov’t

Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) Chairman Leslie Miller, whom many say was thrown under the bus by Works Minister Philip Davis after he overrode his decision to dock BEC workers’ salaries, said he was asked to “take a hit” for the government. Mr. Miller, who is now in his second stint as BEC’s chairman, has been […]

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John Pinder Elected NCTUB President

John Pinder is the president of the National Congress Trade Unions Bahamas (NCTUB) . . . again. Mr. Pinder was elected on Friday. He beat out Belinda Wilson, Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) president, for the top post. Mr. Pinder previously served from 2006 to 2010 as the union’s president. “I’m really grateful to the […]

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BEC Workers To Get Money Today

It seems union workers at the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) have won their fight against their chairman, Leslie Miller – at least for now. On Monday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works, Philip Davis – who is responsible for BEC – confirmed that the monies that were deducted from the workers’ salaries would be […]

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4 SHOT, 1 DEAD

A mom of two was shot dead in a hail of bullets outside a Deveaux Street home last evening. Two of her relatives and a male friend were also shot. The group was sitting outside on the porch at 7:00 p.m. when the shootings occurred. The incident occurred just feet away from the Our Lady’s […]

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