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.
A STATE-RECOGNISED memorial service will be held on Saturday for the late senator and veteran hotelier J Barrie Farrington.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THREE men were arrested in Grand Bahama on Wednesday for possession of 2.5 pounds of suspect marijuana.
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.
A WOMAN is dead after her car veered off the road and hit a utility pole in Grand Bahama on Saturday night.
ABOUT 38,400 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrived in the Bahamas yesterday.
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.
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.
THE news that we are throwing away vaccines should be a cause for national shame.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘TWAS the night before Christmas when all through the House;