Govt. to expand VAT-free breadbasket items

New list to include almonds, strawberries and spinach NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government plans to expand the list of value-added tax (VAT)-exempt breadbasket items, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands announced today. “Mr. Speaker, we will keep ‘da’ corn beef, for now at least,” Sands said during the morning sitting of the 2019/2020 budget debate. […]

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Sands: Dangerous Drugs Act remains in effect

Says deliberations of Marijuana Commission not yet completed; group wants three-month extension NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Health, Dr. Duane Sands, on Wednesday warned that despite the increased use of marijuana-related products worldwide and in The Bahamas, the Dangerous Drugs Act remains in effect. “As such, marijuana, cannabis, THC and Cannabidiol [all derived from the […]

Psychologist: Law enforcement agencies should enforce debriefing sessions

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of the untimely death of a Royal Bahamas Defence Force Officer who was killed in the line of duty on Sunday, a local psychologist yesterday suggested that law enforcement agencies enforce debriefing sessions, particularly as officers may have to deal with numerous traumatic incidents on a day-to-day basis. Psychologist, […]

Sands: Govt. in discussions with John Hopkins University to improve healthcare

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In an effort to achieve better healthcare in The Bahamas, the government is currently in discussions with John Hopkins University, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands revealed Monday. Sands said this public-private partnership is the best avenue to improve the level of healthcare that is presently being offered. “It’s just one institution […]

Allen: Abductions causes significant psychological damage

Another child abducted in front of home   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Amid a series of child abductions in which the victims have been subsequently released “unharmed” in obscure locations in New Providence, renowned Bahamian psychiatrist Dr. David Allen said studies show that these traumatic ordeals represent significant psychological damage to victims that can manifest well […]

More awareness to be given to Parkinson’s disease

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- As cancer, diabetes and  HIV/ AIDS are diseases that are prevalent in The Bahamas, very few are knowledgeable about Parkinson’s. However, chairperson of the Kingdor National Parkinson’s Foundation, Mavis Darling- Hill, is hoping to bring a greater awareness to the disease, especially during the month of April, which has been dubbed, ‘Parkinson’s Awareness […]