Minister Thompson affirms Govt’s commitment to medical tourism

Improvements to the health care system are a priority of the government, said Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson during the official opening of the Grand Bahama Family Medical Conference. The conference, a joint effort between the Grand Bahama Health Services Family Medicine […]

GB Family Medicine conference gives impetus to Primary Care practitioners

Continued education is essential for those professionals in Family Medicine in order for the health system to operate effectively, said Health Minister Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, during the official opening of the first Family Medicine Conference yesterday. Held at Pelican Bay resort, the one-day conference was hosted by the Grand Bahama Health Services Family […]

Whitmarsh appointed NHI Interim Managing Director

The Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) announces the appointment of Graham Whitmarsh who assumes the position of Interim Managing Director effective Monday, February 19, 2018. Whitmarsh will report to the NHIA Board of Directors and lead the expanded and accelerate implementation of NHI in the Bahamas. The Board expects a permanent Bahamian Managing Director will […]

Sands reveals country tuberculosis stats; Garvin Tynes school campus to be screened

Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands met with parents from Garvin Tynes Primary School on Monday to hear their concerns on the recent cases of Tuberculosis (TB) on the campus. Sands told members of the press on Tuesday the TB surveillance unit will screen all the students at the school out of caution. Last week, the […]

EPA ends clean air policy opposed by fossil fuel interests

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday it is doing away with a decades-old air emissions policy opposed by fossil fuel companies, a move that environmental groups say will result in more pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency said it was withdrawing the “once-in always-in” policy under the Clean Air Act, […]