Recall on Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies

Retailers are asked to remove product from their shelves, consumers should throw packages away NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA) on Wednesday issued a statement announcing a recall on Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies. The BAHFSA said on April 16, 2019, Mondelez Global LLC issued a voluntary recall for its […]

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Services at PMH call center temporarily suspended

Malfunctioning AC in need of repair NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A malfunctioning air conditioning unit temporarily suspended services at the call center of the Princess Margret Hospital on Monday, after employees said the heat was affecting their health. Bahamas Public Service Union president Kimsley Ferguson said the air conditioner stopped working last week and it adds […]

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Junior Doctors Union wants alleged termination of physician to be addressed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of The Bahamas Junior Doctors Union, Melisande Bassett, on Friday called on Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands or Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis to intervene and address the alleged dismissal of a fellow physician who serves on the union’s executive board. “We have never received any notice. We have never […]

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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 […]

U.S. Human Rights report points to prison, immigration deficiencies

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The United States has highlighted a series of shortcomings in The Bahamas’ immigration and detention process as well as its legal framework, and said while there have been efforts to improve procedure as it relates to migrants, gaps remain as it relates to the treatment, conditions and imprisonment of people in this […]