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EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd.

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‘Schools will just have to manage’

THE frequent power cuts carried out by Bahamas Power and Light can have a “negative effect” on schools once they reopen in a few weeks, according to Minister of Education Jeff Lloyd.

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Family Island schools to get digital push

FAMILY Island schools will be linked to New Providence classrooms digitally as the government seeks to address teacher shortages. The eLearning platform has cost the taxpayers $20m to date, according to Education Minister Jeffery Lloyd.

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Govt review of sex education underway

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd yesterday said the government is reviewing school curriculum to ensure that it is “relevant for the 21st century,” including increasing sexual education for students. Stating that a revised syllabus is “very much underw

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$7.2m to repair nine schools

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said yesterday nine schools are in need of critical repair at a cost of $7.2m. With about six weeks until administrators and teachers are expected to report to work, Mr Lloyd said school repairs have already begun. “We

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We are committed to resolving issues with star academy, says Lloyd

WHILE Education Minister Jeff Lloyd could not confirm yesterday whether the government intends to buy the property for the proposed STAR Academy, he noted talks are underway with church leaders, stating that all parties are “committed” to resolving this issue.

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Teacher in beating video broke rules

THE investigation into a video of an Abaco physical education teacher beating six students has determined the teacher in question “did not act with proper authority”, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said yesterday.

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Students: Just 1 in 7 chance of finance

THE government is considering an increase to the allotment for scholarships and tuition assistance in the next fiscal budget after less than 15 percent of applicants received funding for the upcoming school year, according to Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd.

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$3m shortfall in Ministry's school repairs budget

DESPITE the Ministry of Education’s school repair budgetary shortfall of around $3m, Jeff Lloyd says officials will “make it work”.The Minister of Education was also confident yesterday public school repairs would be finished before the start of the

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INSIGHT – THE FIRST YEAR: Education a priority - but not much change so far

WHEN the Free National Movement took office in May 2017, education was among the top priorities. In the Speech from the Throne, the Minnis administration identified education and the training of Bahamians as “key factors in the progressive and susta

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Lloyd admits poor use of words over sackings

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said on Monday that he used a “very poor choice of words” when previously telling the press he was “happy to report” dozens of contract workers had been disciplined and terminated for non-performance.

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Lloyd: Concerns over travel are nonsense

EDUCATION Minister Jeffrey Lloyd defended the government’s travel history yesterday as Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis and a delegation continue a trip at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London.

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Lloyd begs teachers: Be patient

EDUCATION Minister Jeffery Lloyd yesterday called grievances raised by the Bahamas Union of Teachers this week “legitimate,” but urged the union to be patient as the government works to “resolve the issues”.

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'It's time to stop school beatings'

WEST Grand Bahama and Bimini public educators are moving to eliminate corporal punishment within schools, a move The Tribune was told is part of a wider effort to stamp out the practice nationally.

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Calls to clamp down on airline hackers

THE air charter industry could see more stringent regulations implemented in the coming months, as two Cabinet ministers called for sweeping changes for the sector in the wake of last week’s fatal plane crash in waters off Andros.

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Education Minister on Barbados factfinding mission

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd is conducting a “fact-finding mission” in Barbados on early childhood education, Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said during yesterday’s press briefing. Pre-school education is a major focus for the Minnis administratio

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Student loan debtors slow on repayments

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said the government is not happy about the slow response for repayment from those persons who have defaulted on student loans.


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