Health

CIBC FirstCaribbean's Walk for The Cure Tops Us Half Million Mark in Fundraising for Regional Cancer Causes Last Year
CIBC FirstCaribbean's Walk for The Cure Tops Us Half Million Mark in Fundraising for Regional Cancer Causes Last Year

January 14, 2019

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure, the region’s largest cancer fundraiser, has again topped the US half million mark in fundraising for cancer causes across the English and Dutch Caribbean...

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Rwanda deploys officials to enforce ban on skin lightening creams
Rwanda deploys officials to enforce ban on skin lightening creams

January 09, 2019

The Rwandan government is sending officials across the country to enforce its ban on skin lightening and bleaching products...The East African country is leading a campaign against skin bleaching and substandard cosmetics...

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Pinder's Brokerage To Run Komen Bahamas in Company Matriach's Memory
Pinder's Brokerage To Run Komen Bahamas in Company Matriach's Memory

January 07, 2019

It’s been just a little over two months since Helen Pinder, the matriarch of Pinder’s Customs Brokerage Ltd., lost her battle with breast cancer...

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Marijuana commission report expected by April

January 04, 2019

Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday the Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana has until April to submit its findings. "The anticipated timeline is between three and four months for them to go through their charge, although that is not set in stone," Sands ...

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The tests keep coming

January 03, 2019

I don’t know what age you are, but this I do know as I’ve stated before on several occasions, life is a schoolhouse and each and every problem we encounter is in fact a test, it’s par for course. Now many may be of the opinion that these “tests” will cease at a certain time in our life, perhaps during, what we like to refer to as the “senior years”. However, this is not the case – no it’s not.

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Major Upgrade to Water Supply for North Eleuthera
Major Upgrade to Water Supply for North Eleuthera

December 28, 2018

RELIEF is on the way for the water woes of approximately 5,000 residents of North Eleuthera. A major upgrade is presently underway to the water supply in that district that will bring relief to complaints of no water, salt water, low pressure and brown odorous water.

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Results of Investigation RE: Deceased Dialysis Patient
Results of Investigation RE: Deceased Dialysis Patient

December 27, 2018

Investigations surrounding the unfortunate death of 25- year-old Neil Johnson, a dialysis patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) has concluded...

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Abaco Neem Oil and The Neem Project are Showcased at "World Neem Organisation" Summit in India

December 24, 2018

The proprietors of Abaco Neem, Nick and Daphne Miaoulis recently returned from the first annual “World Neem Organisation” (WNO) Summit and educational trip to Bangalore, India...

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Dialysis patient missed several treatments
Dialysis patient missed several treatments

December 24, 2018

A MAN who died after being turned away from the Princess Margaret Hospital's Dialysis Unit a week ago due to a staff shortage was previously "noncompliant" with his treatment schedule, the Public Hospitals Authority said yesterday...

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We're still unhappy, say junior doctors
We're still unhappy, say junior doctors

December 24, 2018

DAYS after the Bahamas Doctors Union agreed to call off strike action to negotiate over outstanding holiday pay, junior doctors said the Public Hospitals Authority's offer of $1.80 per hour was not generous but below minimum wage...

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Junior doctors: PHA holiday pay offer was below minimum wage
Junior doctors: PHA holiday pay offer was below minimum wage

December 21, 2018

DAYS after Bahamas Doctors Union agreed to call off strike action to negotiate over outstanding holiday pay, junior doctors said Public Hospitals Authority's offer of $1.80 per hour was not generous but below minimum wage.

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Just what doctor ordered - no strike
Just what doctor ordered - no strike

December 20, 2018

THE imminent threat of a strike by the Bahamas Doctors Union was called off yesterday on the assurance that "swift" resolution will be brought to junior doctors receiving outstanding holiday pay, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands told The Tribune yesterday...

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PHA CPSA Negotiations Reach Successful Conclusion
PHA & CPSA Negotiations Reach Successful Conclusion

December 19, 2018

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) is pleased to join with the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) to announce that both parties have agreed in principle to all aspects of the proposed Industrial Agreement...

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PHA Responds to BDU Strike Vote
PHA Responds to BDU Strike Vote

December 19, 2018

The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) has been made aware of the results of a strike vote conducted by The Bahamas Doctors’ Union (BDU)...

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Cleveland Clinic Florida Expanding World Class Healthcare

December 19, 2018

Greater access to specialty care areas now available to more international patients...

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Bahamian Doctor Named to Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute in Ohio, #1 Facility in the US

December 17, 2018

In what is believed to be a first, a Bahamian surgeon has been named to join the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute in the United States, a facility that is part of the award-winning Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio...

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'Stop giving us the runaround': Nurses allege deliberate bid to delay strike
'Stop giving us the runaround': Nurses allege deliberate bid to delay strike

December 12, 2018

BAHAMAS Nurses Union President Amancha Williams yesterday slammed labour officials for what she called a deliberate delay to certify her union's strike vote, claiming officials were pandering to the public for support instead of doing the "right thing"...

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Nurses hold to strike threat
Nurses hold to strike threat

December 10, 2018

DESPITE the Public Hospitals Authority's decision to indefinitely defer its new shift system implementation for nurses, Bahamas Nurses Union president Amancha Williams said yesterday the union remains firmly committed to taking industrial action...

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EMT Travels to EMS EXPO
EMT Travels to EMS EXPO

December 08, 2018

PHA, Paramedic Supervisor with the National Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) Fredrick Johnson III joined nearly 6,000 participants from more than 50 countries at the EMS World Expo, held this year in Nashville, Tennessee...

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Governor General Makes Annual Visit to Grand Bahama Health Services

December 07, 2018

Governor General of The Bahamas Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling said there is much to be thankful for during this time of year...

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