No new cases of COVID

One confirmed new case in last five days NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas has no new cases of COVID-19 today, according to the Ministry of Health. In a statement, the ministry said there have been 93 cases of the virus, and 43 remain active. Six COVID-patients remain hospitalized. Thirty-nine people have recovered from the virus. […]

Waves of panicked shopping

Extended lockdown prompts rush to food stores, gas stations Chaotic scenes around New Providence as tensions rise Shoppers cont. to trickle out of stores after 10pm NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Waves of shoppers swarmed food stores throughout New Providence yesterday, enduring hours-long lines in high temperatures in hopes of stocking up ahead of the five-day nationwide […]

Sands: We have adequate capacity to combat COVID-19

WHO says COVID-19 not ordinarily an aerosol, but may be possible in “specific circumstances” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands today reaffirmed the government’s preparedness and capacity to combat a “surge” of COVID-19 cases should local spread continue and peak in The Bahamas. “All across The Bahamas Mr. Speaker we have been […]

Shantytown residents in the dark about COVID-19 risks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Some residents in shantytowns throughout New Providence are unaware of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and have yet to take the necessary precautions to reduce its spread locally. The Bahamas is bracing for further impact of the global pandemic after recording its first confirmed case of the virus, which can cause severe […]

PMH, Rand limited to emergency services

Shutdown of majority of services, the result of union industrial action NASSAU,BAHAMAS — As scores of junior doctors withdrew services over holiday pay issues, there was a shutdown of significant services at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and the Rand Memorial Hospital in Grand Bahama, among other public health facilities, as a result. Approximately 400 junior […]

Sands: PLP spent $27 million on ‘hole’

A large hole on the side of the hill is all Bahamians have left to show after spending millions for a hospital to be constructed in Palmetto Point, Eleuthera. Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands made the startling revelation during his contribution to the mid-year budget late Thursday evening. “Where this gets to be upsetting is that the […]

Sands: $6.5 million Cat Island clinic unrealistic

With little traffic at the three clinics on Cat Island, Health Minister, Dr. Duane Sands, suggested in parliament yesterday that the construction of a nearly $6.5 million clinic on that island was not justifiable. Construction of the Smith’s Bay Clinic began under the former administration and was awarded to Fred Brown Construction for an estimated $6.3 […]

Whitmarsh appointed NHI Interim Managing Director

The Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) announces the appointment of Graham Whitmarsh who assumes the position of Interim Managing Director effective Monday, February 19, 2018. Whitmarsh will report to the NHIA Board of Directors and lead the expanded and accelerate implementation of NHI in the Bahamas. The Board expects a permanent Bahamian Managing Director will […]

Minister of Health teaches students about healthy hearts

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, Minister of Health, and a cardio-thoracic and vascular surgeon, addressed an assembly of Eva Hilton Primary School students on today on the subject of heart health.  During the Minister’s informative visit, sixth grader and student of the year at Eva Hilton, Remington Minnis (holding cheque third […]