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Hopes fade of eradicating hunger in region by 2030

GLOBAL Health organizations have reported that the ambitious goal to eradicate hunger by 2030 is becoming increasingly unobtainable as the number of people suffering in the region steadily increases.

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UN speaker at Hilton event

ROTARY International’s chief representative at the United Nations in New York will be the guest speaker at an event at the British Colonial Hilton on February 21 under the patronage of Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes.

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Cancer and nutrition

It seems as though the world is becoming more health conscious than ever before. We have so many choices when it comes to what we eat. But which choices are the right ones? Add a cancer diagnosis on top of that and things can get even more confusing. Many people wonder if they should change what they eat, take dietary supplements or eat organic food. Sometimes it seems as though we end up with more questions than answers.

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Bid to tackle food insecurity across region

FAO Director General Dr Jose Graziano da Silva yesterday reaffirmed his organisation’s commitment to help countries in the Caribbean overcome their “development challenges” and tackle the multiple dimensions of food insecurity in the region.

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Atlantis staff rescue critically ill wild manatee

A critically-ill wild manatee rescued from Spanish Wells by Atlantis resort’s marine specialists is in stable condition and undergoing treatment.The Paradise Island resort’s Animal Rescue and Care Facility responded to an urgent request from the Baha

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Agriculture ministers tour BAMSI development

THE Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI) is “well on its way” to sustaining the food demands of the country according to a delegation of agricultural ministers from CARICOM states.

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Alcoholism and oral health

Alcohol is the most common drug of abuse and is a depressant of the central nervous system.

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New song supports the fight against hunger in the Bahamas

BAHAMIAN musician Ordain Moss is proving that there is more than one way to give back. The soulful singer released a new single that aids the cause of fighting hunger in the Bahamas.

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Bahamas has ‘highest overweight rate’ in the Caribbean and Latin American

A new report has ranked the Bahamas as the country with the highest percentage of overweight people in Latin American and the Caribbean.

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Domestic savings rate slashed 50%

The Bahamas’ domestic savings have fallen by 50 per cent as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), it was revealed last night, leaving its economy increasingly reliant on foreign direct investment (FDI) for growth.

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Horses rescued from BASH stables

THE Bahamas Humane Society yesterday seized three horses from the Bahamas Association for Social Health, citing complaints of animal cruelty against its executive director, Terry Miller.

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INSIGHT: Saints or sinners? The real story of caring for HIV and AIDS patients

After the US State Department’s report last week accused a Bahamian care institution of neglect and inadequate medical provision, Ava Turnquest, Tribune Chief Reporter, paid a visit. She gained a very different impression.

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The Amateur

The seeming implosion of Baha Mar and the legal wrangling between the relevant parties, including the government, does not bode well for our economic and political viability.

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Designing a national health care initiative for Bahamians

Dr Robin Roberts continues his examination of the complex and emotive issues surrounding the impending introduction of a National Health Insurance scheme. In the second part of a series this week he looks at which system might suit The Bahamas best against the background of political, economic and cultural realities.