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Miller: NHI to bring job cuts

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.

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PM blasts ‘rich doctors’ over criticism of NHI 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.

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Government waits for council suggestion on minimum wage

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.

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Gomez: Flaws show need for National Health Insurance

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.

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DNA leader blasts Gray for ‘bad governance’

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).

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DNA calls for police probe of BEC bribe

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.

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Tax ‘will cripple middle class and kill the poor’

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.

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Minnis: Supposed BAMSI insurer does not exist

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”.

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Still no headliner for carnival

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.

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Mitchell to defend immigration policy at geneva meeting

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.

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Butler-Turner calls for support to help more women run for office

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.

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CARICOM talks end without consensus on candidacy posts

REGIONAL talks ended today with no consensus on candidacy for posts in the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Organisation of the American States (OAS).

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UPDATED: Doctor 'signs sick notes for 69 prison staff in one day'

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.

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Christie puts focus on youth at CARICOM opening

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.

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Mitchell says policy did not need to be tabled in Parliament

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.

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