TALL Pines MP Leslie Miller yesterday said he fears that the implementation of National Health Insurance will spark mass layoffs in the health insurance industry, an area he predicted will see grave affects on profit margins from the proposed plan.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday defended the government’s proposal to implement its proposed National Health Insurance scheme and lashed out at “rich doctors” and politicians who have the money to afford private healthcare.
THE government is awaiting a recommendation from the National Tripartite Council on what the country’s new minimum wage should be, Labour Minister Shane Gibson said yesterday.
HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez yesterday insisted that the inefficiencies within the public health care system underscore the need for National Health Insurance, saying the government hopes to upgrade facilities to improve care throughout the country.
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday added his name to the growing list of persons “worried about what is going on” at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI).
DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday called for the Royal Bahamas Police Force to investigate the $300,000 bribe allegedly paid to unnamed Bahamian official to secure a Bahamas Electricity Corporation deal by a foreign power company more than a decade ago.
IF THE Government implements another tax on top of Value added Tax it will “cripple the middle class and kill the poor”, FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis said yesterday.
FNM Leader Dr Hubert Minnis yesterday claimed the company reportedly responsible for the insurance of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute’s (BAMSI) fire damaged dormitory “does not exist”.
LONG Island MP Loretta Butler Turner said she is surprised by the government’s apparent struggle to secure a headliner for the inaugural carnival, adding that this reinforces her belief that efforts should have focused on capitalising on Junkanoo, the country’s greatest cultural expression.
FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell will offer a defence of this country’s human rights record and immigration policies during a special, high-level meeting of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, tomorrow.
FORMER Free National Movement Deputy Leader Loretta Butler Turner lamented the fact that women are “underrepresented” in the House of Assembly and Cabinet, as she urged political parties to help create an environment of inclusion that will prompt more women to run for public office.
REGIONAL talks ended today with no consensus on candidacy for posts in the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Organisation of the American States (OAS).
NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage has claimed that one doctor allegedly provided 69 prison officers with sick notes in one day and that the doctor in question was not in office on the day the notes were written.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday opened the 26th Inter-Sessional CARICOM meeting laying out several strong expectations of commitments from heads of government, chief among them a regional investment in development of human capital.
FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said the Immigration (Amendment) Bill 2015 tabled in Parliament on Wednesday to grant resident belonger permits was not necessary to support the government’s newly implemented and controversial restrictions.