WELCOME TO THE BAHAMAS: BNU presidents says Cuban nurses welcomed after 116 local nurses exposed to COVID

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Nurses Union (BUT) President Amancha Williams said yesterday that they welcome assistance from 50 Cuban nurses as more than 116 nurses remain out of the system due to exposure to COVID-19. The foreign healthcare workers were welcomed by the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Cuban Ambassador upon their arrival […]

PROMISES, PROMISES: PM tells nurses they will get paid even if he doesn’t

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) has reportedly received another assurance from Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis that he will deliver on his promise to pay nurses for overtime worked last year. BNU President Amancha Williams told Eyewitness News that she spoke with the prime minister yesterday evening following weeks-long agitation from the […]

Two more COVID deaths, 62 new cases

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Ministry of Health yesterday reported two additional COVID-19 deaths alongside 62 new confirmed cases. This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to 29, and the total number of cases to 1,765. The ministry’s August 22 dashboard was released early Sunday morning, shortly before 1am. The new deaths […]

“ENOUGH”: BNU protests death of SRC nurse exposed to COVID-19

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) President Amancha Williams revealed today that a nurse at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center (SRC) has died after exposure to COVID-19. Outside the facility this morning, Williams expressed sadness over the death of staff nurse Bernadette Rolle, a mother-of-two known affectionately as “Bernie”. She claimed Rolle visited the Princess […]