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March 03, 2016
NIB administration to go online

Labour and National Insurance Minister Shane Gibson yesterday announced the impending launch of a new web-based platform designed to allow registrants of the National Insurance Board (NIB) to conduct their interactions with NIB online. The system – which was initially budgeted at $14 million – is expected to go live on March 30 2016.

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March 11, 2016
NHI Secretariat holds successful meetings in Cat Island and Long Island

Town hall meetings for National Health Insurance (NHI) Bahamas continued this week in Cat Island (Knowles Village) and Long Island (Clarence Town and Simms), to inform and engage local residents about NHI.

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March 16, 2016
BIA cries foul: Bill erases intermediaries

The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) yesterday continued to release its serial responses to the draft National Health Insurance (NHI) bill.

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March 23, 2016
My views on national health insurance

Dear Editor,
Please allow me space in your newspaper to express my views on the impending National Health Insurance initiative.

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March 31, 2016
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend thanks Grand Bahama sponsors

A top law firm, a pharmaceutical company, a popular food market and a leading search engine site are just some of the Grand Bahama sponsors who were recently honored for helping to make the recent Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) a success.

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April 06, 2016
Insurer backs COB scholar scheme

COLLEGE of the Bahamas officials yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with Tristar Insurance Agents & Brokers Ltd for the company to become an official donor of COB's President's Scholar's Programme.

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April 11, 2016
Atlantic Medical to honor diabetics and cancer survivors during 18th fun walk and run event

People living with diabetes, or actively fighting cancer will be honored as "superheroes for a day" during the 18th Annual Atlantic Medical Insurance Fun Walk and Run.

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April 14, 2016
Poll: Vast majority of Bahamians want NHI

Eighty percent of Bahamians believe that the country needs National Health Insurance (NHI), according to the results of recent surveys from polling and marketing research firm Public Domain.

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April 14, 2016
79% of Bahamians believe The Bahamas needs a National Health Insurance Programme, according to the National Survey

Country-wide public opinion surveys commissioned by the NHI Secretariat as part of the consultation process on NHI Bahamas have demonstrated the need for access to health care in The Bahamas, with nearly 8 out of 10 (79%) Bahamians believing that The Bahamas needs National Health Insurance.

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April 15, 2016
Minnis: No surprise at opposition to NHI

The strong opposition to the government's proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme by healthcare and insurance professionals is no surprise given the Christie administration "doesn't listen to people" and has continued to ignore input from those industries since the onset, according to Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis, who called for the plan to be delayed until all the problems are "iro...

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April 14, 2016
Govt has NHI contingency plans

The United Healthcare Reform Alliance's (UHRA) rejection of the current version of National Health Insurance (NHI) will not stop the implementation of the scheme, according to NHI Secretariat Legal Consultant Damara Dillett.

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April 15, 2016
Healthcare professionals to speak as block

Accused by the United Healthcare Reform Alliance (UHRA) of disrespecting Bahamian expertise and altruism in the healthcare sector, the National Health Insurance (NHI) Secretariat yesterday took a conciliatory tone, but nonetheless insisted it has been incorporating stakeholder input "as much as possible".

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April 25, 2016
Prime Minister Urges Hemisphere to Do More for the Poor

Against the backdrop of the United Nations new sustainable development goals that “no one should be left behind,” The Bahamas, through the National Insurance Board, is hosting two social security conferences aimed at improving lives in the region.

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April 28, 2016
The Regions Seeks Ways to Strengthen Social Security

Countries within the region are strategizing ways to ensure sustainability of their respective social security schemes. Minister of Labour and National Insurance, and Minister of the Public Service, the Hon. Shane Gibson, said Wednesday that he was happy the agenda of the 27th CARICOM Heads of Social Security Meeting would focus on advancing social security in the Caribbean.

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May 01, 2016
A parked car

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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