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By JASMIN BONIMY
Guardian Staff Reporter
As more than fifty thousand public school students head back to classrooms across the country today, Minister of Education Desmond Bannister revealed that education officials plan to launch a number of programs which focus on improving educational performance and meeting the needs of students.
Bannister made the comments while giving his 2010/2011 National Back to School Address at the William B. Johnson Auditorium on Joe Farrington Road Saturday afternoon.The Education minister told more than two thousand parents that this year officials hope to build on both the successes and failures of previous years.
In recent times, sex scanda ...
By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWELVE weeks of summer vacation came to a head this weekend with a widespread brawl at an entertainment complex where an estimated 2,000 youngsters were said to be in attendance.
Police responded to a disturbance at Mario's Bowling and Entertainment Palace (MBEP) shortly after 11pm on Saturday evening, where fighting continued despite the efforts of officers.
As a result, twelve persons were taken into custody for various offences such as making death threats, hurling insults, disorderly behaviour, and resisting arrest.
Leslie Miller, owner of MBEP, said: "We have a no tolerance policy, that means if someone c ...
As of 3:00 pm, the eye of Hurricane Earl was just north of The British Virgin Islands. There are several warnings and watches in effect. None have been issued for The Bahamas although the Turks and Caicos islands are on a Tropical Storm Watch.
By JUAN McCARTNEY
Guardian Senior Reporter
To aid in the restructuring of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) into a public broadcasting service, its board has suggested selling Power 104.5 FM and Inspiration 107.9 FM, two of ZNS Bahamas' four radio stations.
It has also been proposed that ZNS Bahamas northern news service in Grand Bahama be scaled down to have it function more as a part of a national news gathering service, according to the restructuring proposal BCB executive chairman Michael Moss presented to Cabinet on Tuesday.
"There is no cost justification today for maintaining duplicate radio/television operations in Freeport," the ...
By JAMMAL SMITH
Guardian Business Reporter
In an effort to expand its presence in the Caribbean, which might include The Bahamas, Cable&Wireless has committed to investing over$600 million in the region.
The telecommunications company, which operates as LIME in the region, is making the huge investment in an effort to optimize its current services and to cover the costs associated with its new business ventures. Chief Marketing Officer Chris Dehring said the proactive approach is needed in order to maintain the company's top position in the Caribbean.
"LIME is investing aggressively in the growth and expansion of our business, to give the people of the region servi ...
6pm - HURRICANE EARL CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVES ACROSS THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS AND IS EXPECTED TO PASS JUST EAST OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
A TROPICAL STORM-WARNING REMAINS IS IN EFFECT FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.WHILE A TROPICAL STROM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF INAGUA, MAYAGUANA, CROOKED ISLAND AND LONG CAY OF THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS CAN BE FELT WITHIN THE IDENTIFIED AREA IN 36 HOURS A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA....GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS.
AT 5:00PM EDT THE CENTE ...
6am - Hurricane Earl is getting farther from Puerto Rico this morning and is expected to cross the open Atlantic east of the Turks and Caicos Islands later today and tonight.
A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands, and a Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for the islands of Inagua, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island and Long Cay.
A Tropical Storm Warning means Tropical Storm conditions can be felt within 36 hours while a Tropical Storm Watch means that Tropical Storm conditions are possible within the watch area generally within 48 hours.
At 5am, the centre of Hurricane Earl was located near latitude 20.5 degrees north and longitude 66.7 degrees west o ...
Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort, located in
Freeport on Grand Bahama Island,
Bahamas, is offering a special all-inclusive rate for the
Conchman Triathlon taking place in
Freeport in November. The rate for participating athletes and event spectators at the popular resort is
$135 per person, per night, double occupancy.
Marking the 24th year of the Conchman Triathlon, the event draws athletes and spectators from
and other parts of the world. The Conchman includes a 1K swim, 25K bike
ride and a 5K run. Additionally, kids ages 12 and younger can
participate in the Iron Kids event which includes a 200 meter swim, a
two mile bike ride and a half mile run. This year's Triathlon will take
Saturday, November 6...
By JASMIN BONIMY
Guardian Staff Reporter
The lack of proper access to screening and education is leadingto the detection of cancer in many Family Island residents at late stages, according to President of the Cancer Society of the Bahamas Earle R. Bethell.
This is why the non-profit organization is expanding its reach beyond New Providence, he said.
According to Ministry of Health records, 80 to 100 new cancer patients are seen each year at the Princess Margaret Hospital. Some of those patients from the Family Islands travel long distances for even basic treatment.
Bethell said the new Family Island cancer centers, which will offer information on the disease and free screenings ...
By PAUL G
Tribune Staff Reporter
BISHOP Simeon Hall called on the Ministry of Education to ban all "homosexuals, lesbians, and heterosexual predators" from the nation's classrooms ahead of the opening of the new school year.
In a statement issued to the media yesterday, Bishop Hall said the ministry should "assure" the public that these sexual "deviants" would not be allowed into the nation's classrooms.
"It is incredulous that some incidences of sexual abuse could exist in some schools without someone making an outcry. It is my humble opinion that the Ministry of Education could be liable if it allows 'known ...