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Minnis: No surprise at opposition to NHI

The strong opposition to the government’s proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme by healthcare and insurance professionals is no surprise given the Christie administration “doesn’t listen to people” and has continued to ignore input from those industries since the onset, according to Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis, who called for the plan to be delayed until all the problems are ...

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Fire rages at derelict vehicle site

Less than a week after hundreds of residents protested against continuous fires at the New Providence landfill, a fire at a derelict vehicle site adjacent to the city dump forced the early closure of a local school. Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller, who had to pick up his grandchildren from The Meridian School early, told reporters at the scene of ...

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Fire rages at derelict vehicle site

Less than a week after hundreds of residents protested against continuous fires at the New Providence landfill, a fire at a derelict vehicle site adjacent to the city dump forced the early closure of a local school. Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller, who had to pick up his grandchildren from The Meridian School early, told reporters at the scene of ...

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Carnival bands to ‘boycott’ Road Fever

Carnival bands are “boycotting” this year’s Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Road Fever event, according to Bahamas Carnival Band Owners Association President Dario Tirelli. But Bahamas Festival Commission (BNFC) Chairman Paul Major said last night that since the bands have decided to “privatize” the parade, the commission supports that and there will not be another parade to boycott. Speaking to The Nassau ...

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Carnival bands to ‘boycott’ Road Fever

Carnival bands are “boycotting” this year’s Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Road Fever event, according to Bahamas Carnival Band Owners Association President Dario Tirelli. But Bahamas Festival Commission (BNFC) Chairman Paul Major said last night that since the bands have decided to “privatize” the parade, the commission supports that and there will not be another parade to boycott. Speaking to The Nassau ...

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Govt has NHI contingency plans

The United Healthcare Reform Alliance’s (UHRA) rejection of the current version of National Health Insurance (NHI) will not stop the implementation of the scheme, according to NHI Secretariat Legal Consultant Damara Dillett. “With everything we need to ensure that, one, we analyze what the situation is before us and then, two, map and chart a way forward,” she said. “So ...

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Govt has NHI contingency plans

The United Healthcare Reform Alliance’s (UHRA) rejection of the current version of National Health Insurance (NHI) will not stop the implementation of the scheme, according to NHI Secretariat Legal Consultant Damara Dillett. “With everything we need to ensure that, one, we analyze what the situation is before us and then, two, map and chart a way forward,” she said. “So ...

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More backlash over Roberts’ statement on dump protest

The backlash continues over comments made by Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts, accusing politicians who participated in a city dump protest on Sunday of being unpatriotic. Hundreds of people protested outside Baha Mar on the final day of the Inter-American Development (IDB) meetings to raise awareness to the constant fires at the New Providence landfill. Roberts suggested it ...

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More backlash over Roberts’ statement on dump protest

The backlash continues over comments made by Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts, accusing politicians who participated in a city dump protest on Sunday of being unpatriotic. Hundreds of people protested outside Baha Mar on the final day of the Inter-American Development (IDB) meetings to raise awareness to the constant fires at the New Providence landfill. Roberts suggested it ...

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Second eyewitness to murder says he recanted out of fear

A second witness to a murder yesterday told a jury that his recantation was prompted by fear. The witness was testifying via videolink in the murder trial of Jamal Morley. Morley is accused of the fatal shooting of Elroy Wilson on March 5, 2013 at the junction of Market Street and West End Avenue. The witness said he was walking ...

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