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‘Schizophrenic’ who killed father jailed for 15 years

A JUDGE imposed a 15-year sentence yesterday on a “paranoid schizophrenic” woman who fatally stabbed her father a year ago.

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PM: Fear of crime remains high despite progress by police force

PRIME Minister Perry Christie struck a sombre tone yesterday as he acknowledged that criminality and the fear of crime significantly impacted the quality of life and decision-making of many Bahamians despite the significant progress recorded by law enforcement and the justice system.

NHI advisers ‘look at healthcare in vacuum’

The Government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) advisers were yesterday accused of “looking at healthcare in a vacuum”, and failing to account for the numerous economic and social factors that drive high Bahamian medical costs.

Govt ‘reconsiders’ $1m residency bar following push back

A Cabinet Minister yesterday conceded that the Government had been forced to “reconsider” plans to double the permanent residency investment threshold to $1 million, due to the “considerable pushback” by realtors and developers.

Bahamian insurers in NHI ‘buy in’ via public carrier bids

Private Bahamian underwriters are involved in all three bids for the management of the National Health Insurance (NHI) public insurer, the scheme’s advisers suggesting this showed the industry had “bought in” to the scheme.

Bahamas will ‘do all it can’ to avoid EU blacklisting

The Bahamian financial services industry “will do all we can” to ensure this nation does not appear on a threatened European Union (EU) ‘blacklist’, Tribune Business was told yesterday.

MAB chief doubts NHI hospital savings forecast

The Medical Association of the Bahamas (MAB) president yesterday expressed doubts that the $100 million National Health Insurance (NHI) investment in primary care would help reduce spending on the hospitals.

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Moncur threat to Guardian editor in radio rant

FREE National Movement Senator Rodney Moncur levelled another attack at female media professionals yesterday, this time taking aim at The Nassau Guardian’s Managing Editor Candia Dames.