DPM: Moody’s deficit assessment “reasonable and responsible”

Moody’s projects 2-2.5% deficit for 2018/2019; govt. targets 1.8%   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest yesterday called Moody’s assessment that the government will likely not meet its deficit projections based on conservative projections “reasonable and responsible”. Turnquest adopted a softer tone in response to the international credit ratings […]

BIA: revised timeline for NHI still “very difficult”

Association to complete substantive review of new NHI structure   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While expressing support for the government’s efforts to develop a sustainable universal healthcare coverage platform, The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) contended yesterday that the timeline for the implementation of NHI is still “very difficult” to achieve. During a press conference at the […]

UWI medical students pay courtesy call on the prime minister

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – University of the West Indies medical students shared a light moment with Prime Minister Dr. Hubert A. Minnis in a courtesy call on January 30, 2019 at Office of the Prime Minister.  Pictured with the Prime Minister are Shanel Adderley, Paige Ambrister, Montez Armbrister, Athena Bain, Philan Bethel, Carlesha Blades, Shaundra Blyden, Ashley […]

IDB study: Latin America, Caribbean will need 23 million health and education professionals by 2040

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A new study released yesterday by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), revealed that Latin America and the Caribbean will need 23 million health and education professionals by 2040. The new study is from the IDB’s latest series on The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean. In its projection of […]

Report: Ministry virements totaled over $3.3 million

$450,000 allegedly defrauded from government, auditors found   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As part of an internal review of the Department of Education, which uncovered alleged collusion by employees to defraud the government of nearly $450,000, auditors also found virement of funds in the department totalling $3.36 million in the fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The […]

Sands assures PMH employees will receive December overtime pay

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands on Tuesday refuted the contents of a memo that was reportedly circulating over the weekend, which asserted that Princess Margaret Hospital employees who had worked overtime during the month of December will not be paid for those extra hours. Speaking to reporters before heading to the […]

BNT awaiting govt’s response over Oban

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) is seeking to meet with the government as it advances discussions with Oban Energies to renegotiate the original heads of agreement signed last February for a $5.5 billion oil refinery and storage facility set for East Grand Bahama. BNT Executive Director Eric Carey said the environmental watchdog […]

Super Value pulls romaine lettuce from shelves

FDA says California is likely the source   Super Value food stores across The Bahamas pulled all varieties of romaine lettuce from their shelves on Friday, following an E. coli outbreak in the United States. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Super Value President Rupert Roberts said while the outbreak has been sourced to California […]