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Out-of-date J&J vaccines binned

HEALTH Minister Dr Michael Darville confirmed yesterday that the government discarded Johnson & Johnson vaccines that expired in December.

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Abaco school ‘still needs another ten teachers’

THE president of the Bahamas Union of Teachers says that Patrick J Bethel High School in Abaco still desperately needs more teachers, about a month after staff held a demonstration on the island.

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Letting vaccines expire ‘embarrassing’

FORMER Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said a terrible message will be sent to the international community if Johnson & Johnson vaccines expire at the end of the month before the shots go into arms. He said The Bahamas will likely struggle to get additional vaccines if this happens.

Auditor General praise

I have total admiration of the Auditor General he is doing his Constitutional best to ensure Government and the governance of our finances are on the straight and narrow... he needs tripling of his staff or financial assistance where through his Office he may retain private sector Accountants to expedite a complete audit of Government in each fiscal year with no waiting...Minister of Finance if there is one thing we need is this.

Abaco teachers stage sick-out

TEACHERS in Abaco staged a sick-out yesterday to protest the continuing teacher shortage on the island a month after the Ministry of Education promised to address the problem.

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Govt bid to stay ruling on citizenship denied

THE Court of Appeal has denied the government’s application to stay the effect of its ruling affirming Supreme Court Justice Ian Winder’s landmark decision on citizenship rights in The Bahamas.

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Purchase of new J&J vaccines is unlikely

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said it is very unlikely the government will purchase additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, noting challenges with uptake by the public.

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Farewell to J Barrie Farrington

A STATE-RECOGNISED memorial service was held for John Barrie Farrington, 85, former senator and hotelier, on Saturday at Christ Church Cathedral.

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Govt following guidance on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

HEALTH and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville said local officials have stopped administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for some time now following a United States regulator’s advisory that it is limiting use of the jab.

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Tributes paid to ‘pioneer’ Farrington

VETERAN hotelier J Barrie Farrington died yesterday, prompting tributes from people including the president of the Atlantis resort who hailed him as one who chartered the course to The Bahamas becoming an international destination.

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Grand Bahama rollout for new vaccines this weekend

THE roll-out of the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will start this weekend in Grand Bahama at the Christ the King Hall, where already 1,000 vaccination appointments have been booked for Saturday and Sunday.

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Thompson: Please get vaccinated

STATE Minister for Grand Bahama Senator Kwasi Thompson is pleading with residents to get vaccinated, amid the surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations on Grand Bahama.

Well done, PM

After many months of criticism of our Prime Minister in the handling of this COVID pandemic in our country (by myself personally)... I feel the need to congratulate him today.

Vaccinations in progress at Susan J Wallace Centre

VACCINATIONS on Grand Bahama are in progress at the Susan J Wallace Centre and people who are immuno-compromised are encouraged to get vaccinated.

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J Barrie Farrington was a ‘visionary leader’ and true friend to tennis

MANY would remember J Barrie Farrington for his stellar work as a hotel executive, but he was revered by others for his tremendous accomplishments as a rugby, baseball, softball and tennis player, mentor and a friend of sports.

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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.

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.