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Ministry 'working to address teacher shortage in Abaco'

STATE Education Minister Zane Lightbourne says his ministry is working to address a teacher shortage in Abaco as industrial action continued on the island regarding the issue on Friday.

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Union ‘sick and tired’ of teacher shortages

THE Bahamas Union of Teachers said it is “sick and tired” of the rhetoric from the Ministry of Education, calling on officials to rectify the long-standing issue of teacher shortages.

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State-recognised service for Farrington

A STATE-RECOGNISED memorial service will be held on Saturday for the late senator and veteran hotelier J Barrie Farrington.

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Incentives planned to use up vaccines

HEALTH Minister Dr Michael Darville says officials are concerned that the country’s four percent COVID-19 positivity rate has given people a false sense of security that vaccines are not needed and health protocols do not need to be followed.

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Darville: Efforts to improve vaccine rates ‘not effective’

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said social mobilisation, inclusive of gifts and prices, were not effective in sparking uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in The Bahamas.

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VITAL VACCINES MAY BE UNUSED: End of month deadline looms for 20,000 J&J doses public don’t want

TWENTY thousand doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will expire by the end of the year, forcing the government “to do all in its power” to encourage uptake of the jab including offering incentives, according to Health and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville.

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BISX-listed insurer in 37% profit jump

A BISX-listed insurance group yesterday unveiled a 36.8 percent year-over-year profit increase for 2021 as its top executive said it was "time to be cautiously optimistic" after two years of COVID.

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Hopefuls seek to muscle way onto the team

WITHOUT an actual show to fall back on because of the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, the Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation staged a screening for competitors wishing to make the Central American and Caribbean Bodybuilding Championship team.

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Woman, 22, dies as car collides with pole

A WOMAN is dead after her car veered off the road and hit a utility pole in Grand Bahama on Saturday night.

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38,400 doses of J&J vaccine delivered

ABOUT 38,400 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrived in the Bahamas yesterday.

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Ann Marie Davis urges victims - speak out

THE Office of the Spouse will reach out to victims of sexual violence and domestic abuse and partner with organisations in the coming weeks in its continued and committed fight against these issues.

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Three arrests over marijuana find

THREE men were arrested in Grand Bahama on Wednesday for possession of 2.5 pounds of suspect marijuana.

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40,000 J&J vaccines here by month end

THE Bahamas should receive some 40,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this month, Health Minister Renward Wells said yesterday.

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EDITORIAL: Throwing away vaccines is shameful

THE news that we are throwing away vaccines should be a cause for national shame.

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$6m claims jump drives Bahamas First into loss

Bahamas First has warned “it will take some time” to correct problems with its Cayman subsidiary’s life and health portfolio that have been blamed for a $6m-plus jump in claims payouts.

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Who gets to use Hon?

Always thought you had to be a Minister in a Ministerial appointment today or a Minister who had been a Minister to two-terms, but it seems on election as ab MP today upstarts are using Honourable/Hon as a prefix to their names.

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Food for The Punch

Two stories hit me from your Tuesday edition... if there was still The Punch today I am sure Ivan Johnson will have had a totally different spin on those stories.

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Bahamian man killed in Ohio

A BAHAMIAN man was killed in Ohio after a gunman shot him in the head through the window of his home, according to US reports.

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Man killed as truck overturns

A MAN was killed in a traffic accident on Grand Bahama on the weekend when the truck he was driving overturned in bushes near Bahama Rock.

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Bahamians perform well in ITA Cup

FORMERLY known as the Small College Nationals, the ITA Cup has a history dating back to 1986, and it is the only singles and doubles national championship event for the Division II and NAIA levels.