Bahamas Dental Council will no longer examine candidates

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Effective December 4, The Bahamas Dental Council will no longer examine dental candidates for registration and licensure. The move comes after Bahamian dental students have alleged that the dental registration and licensure exams were structured in such a way that they were bound to fail. “This is to advise that effective December […]

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Doctors finally return to work

CPSA reaches tentative agreement “in principle” with govt.   NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Having arrived at a tentative agreement “in principle” with the government and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), senior physicians who ceased elective services in the public healthcare sector for the past 10 days will return to work in their full capacity today. “An […]

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PHA pleased doctors returned to work

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After senior physicians agreed to return to work today, having ceased elective services in the public healthcare sector for the past 10 days, the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) said they were pleased that members of the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) had resumed their full duties. “On Wednesday, the PHA and CPSA […]

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PHA: New shift system the only unresolved matter with BNU

Dec. 10  implementation for new shift system deferred   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Just one day after nurses throughout The Bahamas voted in favour of a strike, the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) on Wednesday did not respond to the pending move, but refuted statements by the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) which specified that “other disputes” apart […]

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47th medical conference slated for March 2019

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Medical Association of The Bahamas and The Bahamas Dental Association on Wednesday announced that its 47th annual conference will be held in March 2019. The conference, slated for March 13-16, will be held under the theme, “pursuing your passion”. “The theme, pursuing your passion is right on target, because we are […]

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Govt. to move with “deliberate haste” on marijuana issue

While acknowledging the strong push for change on the issue of medical marijuana in The Bahamas, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday the government will move “with all deliberate haste” to examine the controversial issue and develop a policy position. However, he stressed there is no need to rush. “The world is changing, […]

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Doctors “quietly” providing care despite withdrawal

Senior physicians continue action for eighth day   Although senior physicians have ceased all elective services in the public healthcare system for more than a week over failed salary negotiations with the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), some doctors have been “quietly going in and taking care of patients”, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said […]

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Physicians will stay the course

Doctors, nurses still on course to strike   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Despite Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ intervention yesterday, senior physicians do not intend to resume elective services in the public healthcare system until there is a signed agreement in place, according to Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) President Dr. Locksley Munroe. Physicians withdrew their […]

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Foulkes: Physicians to meet with PM ahead of unions

Minister says he spoke to TUC over the weekend   NASSAU BAHAMAS — Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said yesterday that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will meet separately with senior physicians today ahead of a joint meeting with both umbrella unions and their affiliates. That meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Last Friday, Trade […]

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