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Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd.

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Minister needs to 'speak the truth', says BUT chief

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers president Belinda Wilson accused Education Minister Jeff Lloyd of not being forthcoming about the issues at Carlton Francis Primary School and CH Reeves Junior High. Speaking to reporters outside Church of God of Prophecy o

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Fire-damaged school not ready for term

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said the repairs to the Huntley P Christie High in North Andros won’t be completed before public schools reopen in two weeks.

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Lloyd: 75% of critical school repairs are done

WITH less than three weeks until public schools reopen, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said those facilities needing critical repairs are about 75 percent complete. According to the minister yesterday, contractors have assured him the work will be do

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Govt spending $1.5m on 150 scholarships

A TOTAL of $1.5m is being spent by the government to give 150 scholarships to public high school students to continue their studies abroad.

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School fires will mean budget adjustments

EDUCATION Minister Jefferey Lloyd yesterday suggested “adjustments” will be made to allocations in his ministry’s budget to address repairs needed at the Anatol Rodgers and Huntley P Christie high schools after separate fires earlier this month. In

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New school for Inagua with others to follow

INAGUA is set to get a new school in the upcoming year and plans are on the drawing board for the construction of new schools in Gregory Town, Eleuthera and George Town, Exuma.

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‘Social media danger must be addressed’

EDUCATION Minister Jeffery Lloyd wants the use of cell phone videos that expose minors in compromising positions to be made illegal and punishable by a prison sentence, saying these situations could lead to future reputational harm.

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Jeff Lloyd: Parents have important role to play with students

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd yesterday called for parents to ensure students come to school prepared to learn and not engage in nefarious activities - and said campus security is under review.

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Minister unhappy after gossip leads to walkout by teachers

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd has decried the demonstration by a small contingent of SC McPherson Junior High School teachers that occurred Friday morning, insisting this broke an industrial agreement with teachers and the public school system.

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KNIFED TO DEATH OUTSIDE SCHOOL: Juvenile held after boy, 15, fatally stabbed

A NINTH-grade student was fatally stabbed Tuesday following an incident outside a school with another teenage boy.

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Minister confirms schools TB cases

THERE are two separate confirmed cases of tuberculosis at Government High School and at AF Adderley, Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd said yesterday.

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Schools safe despite stabbing, insists Lloyd

ONE day after a student was stabbed at CC Sweeting Senior High School, Education Minister Jeff Lloyd has insisted public schools are safe for students and teachers alike.

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Govt still awaiting reports on CV Bethel

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said his ministry has not yet taken the steps necessary to address issues raised at CV Bethel following an altercation involving a student and teacher last week.

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No threats to safety at our schools, says education chief

Jeffrey Lloyd, the Education Minister, yesterday stressed there were no threats to the safety and welfare of teachers at public schools across the country as he committed his ministry to swift action after a teacher at CV Bethel Senior High School was reportedly beaten by students

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'SCHOOLS OPEN IF TEACHERS AGREE'

WHILE Education Minister Jeff Lloyd said CH Reeves Junior High School has been “scrubbed down” to ensure it is safe for occupancy, the Bahamas Union of Teachers insisted industrial action could still be on the table pending an inspection by educators today.

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Lloyd: Teachers are raising new issues every single day

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said yesterday his ministry has addressed all 20 initial complaints listed by the teachers of C H Reeves Junior High School in their trade dispute, however he added “every single day” the teachers raise another issue.

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Back to school for CH Reeves teachers, says Lloyd

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd said teachers and students returned to CH Reeves Junior High School on Tuesday after a two-week sit out was conducted by teachers.The minister said: “I’m happy to tell you that teachers returned to the classroom on Tuesd

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Pre-school vouchers worth $2k per child

THE Ministry of Education yesterday launched the second phase of its universal pre-school programme with a contract signing for its private pre-school partnership.

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