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April, 2017

  • 5 April

    Public Meeting Educates Ahead of NHI Rollout

    Dr. Delon Brennen, Deputy Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, presented information and fielded a variety of questions from the audience on how it would work as they expressed concerns over the lack of facilities on Abaco.

July, 2016

  • 28 July

    NHI Consultants meet with Abaconians

    BIS The NHI Secretariat continued to meet with Bahamians across the archipelago with stops in Mayaguana, Abaco, Acklins and Crooked Island during the month of June, as well as engaging with stakeholder and travelling to South Africa for a bilateral exchange of information. Ms. Elizabeth Keju, NHI Consultant, Administration and …

April, 2016

  • 8 April

    Roof Work on the Marsh Harbour Clinic Commences

    Work was being carried out on the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic early in April. The work focused on repairing the leaky roof.

March, 2016

  • 31 March

    Project Manager Claims NHI will be More Efficient

    Dr. Delon Brennen, project manager for National Health Insurance (NHI) Bahamas, met with several heads of department on Abaco to discuss details about NHI at the Office of the Prime Minister on March 15.

  • 31 March

    From the Editor’s Desk: Poker

    The scope of arrogance displayed by our leaders is an insult to reason. They seem to believe what they say will not only be eagerly bought by a gullible public, but also that they deserve praise for the flowery delivery of their rhetoric. They’re playing high stakes poker with our money and doubling down on all their bad bluffs; they don’t even care at this point that we can read their blatant tells – or that they’re running out of chips.

February, 2016

  • 11 February

    From the Editor’s Desk: Planting

    There is a great proverb about trees and planning for the future that goes “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” There are not so many great proverbs detailing the benefits of short-sighted cash-grabs, empty promises or political tricks.

  • 2 February

    National Health Insurance Registration Continues at Abaco’s NIB Office

    With an aim to provide overall improvement to the health care system and affordable health care in The Bahamas, the National Insurance Board (NIB) has begun registering persons for the National Health Insurance Plan initiated by the Government of The Bahamas.

January, 2016

  • 14 January

    From the Editor’s Desk: Complacency

    Our country is sick. So we are being administered this NHI scheme. It is expensive. It is vague. And what’s worse: it was designed behind closed doors in secret.

May, 2015

  • 29 May

    From the Editor’s Desk: Ill

    The government seems to be sticking to its ill-conceived plan to introduce National health Insurance (NHI) in January 2016. It has taken them over three years to build a single CLINIC (Marsh Harbour health Facility), let alone roll out an effective and overhauled health care system in under 7 months.

April, 2015

  • 2 April

    From the Editor’s Desk: Grand Gestures

    “Abaco Agricultural Project Officially Opened,” stop me if you’ve heard this one before. How many grand gestures have been made to our farmers? How many speeches? How many “big ideas” which are just “around the corner?” Well, you can’t reach past a corner when everything is circular, and that is all we get: the same things over and over, round and around.