Govt. considers ‘sin tax’ to fund NHI plan

The government is considering a new tax as a way to fund the country’s controversial National Health Insurance (NHI) plan. The plan, introduced under the former administration, was free during the roll-out phase, but the present administration has made it clear that, moving forward, the Bahamian people will have to pay for public health coverage. […]

No citizenship application for Jean Charles at Immigration Dept.

Despite a pending court appeal on the recent ruling for Bahamian-born Jean Rony Jean Charles, Immigration Minister Symonnette said that, to date, no application has been made by Jean Charles. “There is no application before immigration for him as of yesterday for anything to do with him so let’s put some balance to this,” said […]

Dept. of Immigration debuts new communication, surveillence equipment

The Department of Immigration was outfitted on new state of the art equipment aimed at assisting Immigration Officers with better carrying out their duties. Immigration Director Clarence Russell said the equipment, which includes body cams, dash cams, and two-way radios – will ensure the safety of the officers while carrying out their duties and also […]