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August 12, 2016
Anger at Turnquest questions over NHI

MEMBERS of Parliament engaged in a heated argument in the House of Assembly yesterday over whether the Christie administration's National Health Insurance scheme represents a paradigm shift for healthcare or if it will mirror what is already available under the public healthcare system.

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Universal health coverage - Full range of benefits/ Potential lowering of private health insurance costs
August 12, 2016
Universal health coverage - Full range of benefits/ Potential lowering of private health insurance costs

Eligible citizens and legal residents of The Bahamas will have access to a full range of benefits needed to restore and maintain optimum health under the proposed National Health Insurance Plan.

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Pierre Dupuch asks questions about National Health Insurance
August 15, 2016
Pierre Dupuch asks questions about National Health Insurance

Several nights ago I watched the House of Assembly on TV when Members debated the controversial National Health Bill. Health is an emotional, personal thing and the Members took full advantage of it.

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PM Christie: Government and Opposition must work together on National Health Insurance
August 16, 2016
PM Christie: Government and Opposition must work together on National Health Insurance

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on August 15, 2016, that the both sides of the Political Divide in the House of Assembly must devise a way together to introduce what is being done in the National Health Insurance initiative, transitioning hope for Bahamians with health problems, as well as the entire country.

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Excerpts from Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis' contribution to the debate on National Health Insurance
August 18, 2016
Excerpts from Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis' contribution to the debate on National Health Insurance

FNM Leader, Hon Dr. Hubert A. Minnis in his contribution to the debate on National Health Insurance in parliament on August 15th, 2016, insisted that the lack of a National Health Insurance plan is NOT what is causing deaths, but rather he suggested that it was over-crowded Emergency Rooms (causing patients to leave without being seen), not enough available beds for patient admission, wastage with...

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Request for proposal RFP management, administration and wellness services relating to public insurer under the National Health Insurance plan
August 26, 2016
Request for proposal (RFP) management, administration and wellness services relating to public insurer under the National Health Insurance plan

The Government of The Bahamas is seeking proposals from system vendors for the provision of management, administration and wellness ervices of a long term insurance company, carrying on long term insurance business, namely sickness of health insurance business that is wholly owned by the Government ("Public Insurer")

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August 31, 2016
Global tender for NHI, but details still sketchy

As the government issued a global tender yesterday for a company to run its public insurer for National Health Insurance (NHI), there remained uncertainty surrounding the timeline for NHI and whether the government will be able to constitute a public insurer and get stakeholders onboard within the next four months before its proposed January roll-out of primary care services under the universal he...

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August 30, 2016
BIPA seeks meeting with PM

As the jousting between the Medical Association of The Bahamas (MAB) and the Bahamas Independent Providers Association (BIPA) continues into a second week, MAB President Dr. Sy Pierre has questioned whether BIPA leader Dr. Conville Brown and his associates are seeking to use "special privilege" to bypass the National Health Insurance (NHI) Secretariat.

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September 01, 2016
Questions about National Health Insurance

Several nights ago I watched the House of Assembly on TV when members debated the controversial National Health Insurance Bill.

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August 02, 2016
I support PM Perry Christie

Dear Editor,
There has been much commentary regarding Prime Minister Perry Christie's decision to remain as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and the validity of his statement that he was encouraged to do so by the younger members of his parliamentary caucus.
For the record, I support Prime Minister Perry Christie. I was one of the new generation leaders who approached him about remain...

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August 30, 2016
BIA: Questions over Insurance Act amendment

Reacting to the 10-day consultation period for proposed amendments to the Insurance Act, Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) spokesperson and Regional Director of Generali Worldwide Tina Cambridge said there are still a lot of questions needing answers from the National Health Insurance Secretariat, the government's hired advisor KPMG and the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas (ICB).

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September 05, 2016
Defrauding National Health Insurance

It is nonsensical to discuss any modifications to the healthcare industry without addressing the existing and future opportunities for fraud.

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September 05, 2016
NIB confirms Hermanns' appointment

The National Insurance Board (NIB) has confirmed the appointment of Patricia Hermanns to the post of director of NIB with effect from September 1, 2016.

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July August historic months for the National Health Insurance NHI Bahamas programme
September 06, 2016
July & August historic months for the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bahamas programme

The months of July and August were historic months for the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bahamas programme, with the passing of the NHI legislation into law.

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September 12, 2016
Commentary by Elcott Coleby - This Week in The Bahamas (5-9 September, 2016)

The Government of The Bahamas is poised to invest almost $200 million dollars in the infrastructural expansion and improvement of the country’s hospitals beginning later this month.

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TheBahamasWeekly.com Returns as Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend SIRW Sponsor
September 19, 2016
TheBahamasWeekly.com Returns as Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) Sponsor

The hugely popular Bahamas news and events portal, which boasts an average of 1,000,000 page views per month, will help Race Weekend – which includes the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® and Marathon Bahamas – to expand its global reach...

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Jitney Operators Want Unity
July 21, 2008
Jitney Operators Want Unity

President of the Bahamas Omnibus Association Nicholas Jacques and Founder of the Public Transit Association Reuben Rahming are calling for this busing system, despite there being some disagreements on methods to achieve this.

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The Economy Is “Foul”
July 29, 2008

Chairman of the board of Sunshine Holdings Franklyn Wilson says that, the state of the Bahamian economy is "foul".

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Four Tourists Taken To PMH After Surrey Accident
August 07, 2008
Four Tourists Taken To PMH After Surrey Accident

A surrey ride for a family of four visitors was cut short yesterday after the tourists were tossed into a busy downtown street by a spooked horse.

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Draft National Drug Plan Complete
August 22, 2008
Draft National Drug Plan Complete

Bahamian citizens battling non-communicable diseases, such as cancer and high blood pressure, could soon see significant reductions in the price of pre scri ption drugs, as the government inches closer to implementing the National Chronic Disease Management Pre scri ption Drug Plan (NCDMPDP).

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PLP Report Addresses Ingraham Factor
August 27, 2008
PLP Report Addresses Ingraham Factor

The 2007 general election was driven in large part by the comparison between Hubert Ingraham's perceived "straight-talking, forceful" style and Perry Christie's "weak and indecisive" image, according to a secret post-election survey.

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September 12, 2008
Goverment May table Order To Help Inagua

Some more relief may be on the way for Inagua residents who were victims of Hurricane Ike. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said the government will most likely table an exigency order in the House of Assembly, sometime soon.

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Minister Orders Students Registered
September 15, 2008
Minister Orders Students Registered

The practice by some public schools of barring students from attending school because their parents or guardians cannot pay school-imposed "registration" and other fees must cease immediately, education minister Carl Bethel ordered over the weekend.

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US government in 85bn AIG rescue bid
September 17, 2008
US government in $85bn AIG rescue bid

The US Government is stepping in with a $85 billion rescue package to prevent the world's biggest insurance company from going under. (VIDEO NEWS INCLUDED)

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BUT Belinda Wilson Speak Out Over School Fees
September 22, 2008
BUT Belinda Wilson Speak Out Over School Fees

President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) Belinda Wilson has taken exception to remarks made by the Minister of Education Carl Bethel that all public school students must be allowed to attend school even if certain fees are not paid.

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September 25, 2008
Murder Accused Had Drugs

The Crown is expected on Monday to wrap up its case in the trial of two brothers accused of murdering Mario Miller.

Mario Miller was found brutally stabbed to death in bushes near Super Value in Winton on June 22, 2002. According to reports, Miller was stabbed 18 times about the body.

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BMC Bldg 7M Over Budget
October 01, 2008
BMC Bldg $7M Over Budget

The new Bahamas Mortgage Corporation building that is under construction on John F. Kennedy Drive has a cost overrun of more that $7 million, according to Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.

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Bahamian economy will feel the impact
October 03, 2008
Bahamian economy will feel the impact

The Bahamian economy will likely feel the impact in the coming months from a 'crisis of confidence' gripping U.S. consumers, according to business experts who participated in a special economic forum last night. But they said the right action by authorities could ensure a softer landing.

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