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May 01, 2016
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Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins has asked his Free National Movement (FNM) colleagues to support the appointment of the FNM's candidate for Elizabeth, Dr. Duane Sands, to the Senate to coincide with the swearing in of Monique Gomez to amplify the Official Opposition's voice in the National Health Insurance (NHI) debate.

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National Insurance Board Apology
May 17, 2016
National Insurance Board Apology

The National Insurance Board has been engaged in the process of transitioning to anew IT platform for the past several years. The transition is being managed in phases.

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May 25, 2016
Edwards touts captive insurance focus

Deputy Managing Director of Bank of The Bahamas (BOB) Hubert Edwards said the captive insurance industry is a presently underutilized growth area for The Bahamas' financial services sector.

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Improving 'our Carmichael'
May 27, 2016
Improving 'our Carmichael'

A CONCERNED citizen recently launched the Our Carmichael Community Initiative, which organisers said now has 120 volunteers across different teams after less than eight months of operation...

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June 08, 2016
'Arrogance, incompetence' delayed NHI, Sands says

The proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme could have been further along if the government had not been "arrogant and incompetent" in its implementation process, according to Free National Movement (FNM) Senator Dr. Duane Sands.

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June 15, 2016
Prime Minister Christie Declares New Mental Health Facility "a Bahamian Achievement"

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie declared the recent opening of the Child and Adolescent, Robert Smith and Special Education Complex, a "Bahamian achievement" that crossed changes in governments, citing former Prime Minister the Hon. Hubert Ingraham's role in its implementation as a former Minister of National Insurance, immediately following Prime Minister Christ...

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Sunshine Insurance Hosts Top Marsh Executives
June 20, 2016
Sunshine Insurance Hosts Top Marsh Executives

Executives from Marsh, the world’s leader in insurance broking and risk management, recently attended a welcome reception hosted by Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd...

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2016/2017 Budget Debate by the Hon. Philip E. Davis, Minister of Works Urban Development and Deputy Prime Minister
June 21, 2016
2016/2017 Budget Debate by the Hon. Philip E. Davis, Minister of Works & Urban Development and Deputy Prime Minister

As I rise again to honour the constituents of Cat Island, Rum Cay, and San Salvador, I declare my absolute support of the Budget communicated by our Prime Minister, the Rt. Honourable Member for Centreville on 25th May 2016.

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July 08, 2016
GEICO commercials more entertaining than 'The Legend of Tarzan'

For at least two decades now, the television advertisements for the Government Employees Insurance Company out of the U.S. have been hilarious, satirical treats, and some of the most entertaining nuggets on the small screen.

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July 12, 2016
NHI Secretariat engaging with Bahamians and Stakeholders at home and abroad

The NHI Secretariat continued to meet with Bahamians across the archipelago with stops in Mayaguana, Abaco, Acklins and Crooked Island during the month of June, as well as engaging with stakeholder and travelling to South Africa for a bilateral exchange of information.

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July 14, 2016
Hon. Shane Gibson expresses condolences on the passing of Mr. Percy Sweeting

The Hon. D. Shane Gibson, Minister of Labour & National Insurance is profoundly saddened by the death of Mr. Percy Sweeting, President of the Bahamas Musicians Entertainers Union on Monday July 11, 2016.

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July 19, 2016
Commentary by Elcott Coleby - This Week in The Bahamas (11-15 July, 2016)

The Bahamas Parliament met on Wednesday of this week to debate two historic pieces of legislation: The University of The Bahamas Bill and the Construction Contractors Bill.

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Bahamas National Health Insurance NHI Bill Tabled
August 04, 2016
Bahamas National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill Tabled

Today, the Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez, Minister of Health tabled the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill.

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August 04, 2016
Gomez hints at funding method as Health Insurance Bill tabled

HEALTH Minister Dr. Perry Gomez yesterday hinted at how the government may decide to fund the National Health Insurance scheme as it expands in scope, noting that other countries have taxed "unhealthy substances" like alcohol and tobacco as well as high salt and high sugar products to fund healthcare.

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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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