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INSIGHT: A few gestures and prayers won’t cut it for Dorian’s forgotten families

LAST week marked the anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Dorian –- the strongest storm to ever hit The Bahamas. In the days leading up to that anniversary date of September 1, I waited to see if the government would take a break from campaign activity to memorialise those who were snatched away, leaving behind broken hearts and unspeakable trauma.

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CW Sawyer moving to UB campus

STUDENTS of C W Sawyer Primary School will be temporarily relocated to the University of the Bahamas’ campus to resume face-to-face classes on Monday.

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‘Speeding’ tragedy

A MAN is dead after a traffic accident in New Providence yesterday.

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Students advance to golf Nationals

Girls Lower Primary (8am)

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Shot on eve of his little girl’s birthday

THE man who was shot dead on Monday night was killed a day before his eldest daughter’s 11th birthday, his mother has revealed.

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Teachers union: Health and safety protocols have to be clear

HEALTH and safety protocols have to be clear before any final decision is made regarding the reopening of schools for face-to-face instruction, according to comments sent by Bahamas Union of Teachers president Belinda Wilson.

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BUT president: Concerns were raised over virtual platform, school repairs

AN alarm was sounded several months ago that not only was the Ministry of Education’s virtual platform inoperable, but that schools were in a dire need for repair, according to Bahamas Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson yesterday.

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Govt targets vaccine for children under 12

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said yesterday officials are hoping to receive paediatric doses of the Pfizer vaccine for five to 11-year-olds as soon as possible to assist with the successful opening of schools for face-to-face learning.

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FACE TO FACE: An independent voice on a different path within Christianity

RELIGION in The Bahamas has been dominated by Christian denominations; in fact, about 90 percent of the population ascribes to some form of Christianity. About 30 percent are Baptist, 23 percent are Pentecostal, 14 percent Catholic, 10 percent Anglican, five percent Seventh-Day Adventist, and four percent Methodist. The remainder includes various Christian and non-Christian religions like Greek Orthodox, Rastafari, Baha’i, Jehovah Witness, Muslim, Obeah and Hinduism.

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How accurate have the financial statements been?

If The Tribune had a quote of the week, certainly that attributed to MP Kwasi Thompson, MP for East Grand Bahama when he said…paraphrase…we only need to state what we wish to –we don’t state in financial statements everything.

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Police probe two Sunday shootings

POLICE are investigating two separate shootings which left a woman and a man wounded on Sunday.

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UPDATED: Abandoned Bay Street building destroyed in blaze

AN abandoned two-storey building on Bay Street was engulfed in flames Friday afternoon, destroying the structure.

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BTVI chief brands record donation ‘game changer’

The largest-ever donation received by the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has been branded by its president as a “game changer” in narrowing this nation’s skills gap.

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Bar owner sold numbers without licence

A MAGISTRATE is set to determine the fate of a businessman who sold numbers at his bar without a valid licence.

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Five schools found to have COVID cases

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson yesterday expressed concern with the number of suspected COVID-19 cases being recorded in public schools across New Providence, claiming that most of the cases are students, some “as young as five-years-old”.

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‘Schools not ready’ for classes in person

WHILE officials hope to soon announce a date for the resumption of face-to-face learning, Education Minister Glenys Hanna Martin disclosed that several schools will be unable to open due to an unsatisfactory state of repair.

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BTVI chooses its first vice-president

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has named former University of The Bahamas executive, Dr Linda Davis, as its first vice-president.

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EDITORIAL: We are failing our children

THE children of our nation seem to be caught in the middle of an almighty mess.

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Schools restart in early January

ALL schools in the country will reopen for in-person instruction in the second week of January with just a few exceptions, according to Minister of Education and Technical and Vocational Training Glenys Hanna Martin.

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Man charged with murder

A 21-year-old man was yesterday charged with murder in the Magistrate’s Court.

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