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NHIA Chairman explains programme, residents express concerns

DR. ROBIN ROBERTS, National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Chairman

Members of the public and stakeholders of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) engaged in a discussion at the Eric L. Sam Auditorium, Church of the Ascension Tuesday (November 6) evening, to discuss the proposed National Health Insurance Programme. Similar discussions took place in Eight Mile Rock on Monday, November 5, affording residents the opportunity…
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Govt. to increase VAT exempt cap on electricity bills temporarily

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced in the House of Assembly yesterday, Wednesday, November 7, that due to the recent rise in the fuel surcharge aspect of consumers’ electricity bills, the government (Free National Movement) has made the decision to make provisions, as were outlined in certain exemptions in the 2018/2019 Budget. “Mr. Speaker, you…
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Local and international company building a ‘colourful’ partnership

A WORKING PARTNERSHIP – Local paint company, Paint Fair, recently held its annual Colour Shows event welcoming a number of representatives from PPG Paints, the world’s largest paint company, with whom they have forged what is proving to be a lasting partnership. Pictured at centre left is Leslie Baptista, Paint Fair’s VP and at centre right is designer, Vicente Wolf along with Paint Fair and PPG team members. Also pictured is Paint Fair’s Store Manager, Eric Baptista (left) and Manager of Premier Authorized Dealer Program, PPG Paints, Travis Paul (second left). (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Local paint company, Paint Fair, recently held its annual Colour Shows event welcoming a number of representatives from PPG Paints, the world’s largest paint company, with whom they have forged what is proving to be a lasting partnership. As an authorized dealer for PPG Paints, Vice President and General Manager of Paint Fair, Leslie Baptista…
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‘Pink Strut Affair’ proceeds to fund free cancer screening

STRUT YOUR SHOE AFFAIR – The first ‘A Pink Strut Affair’ fund-raising event hosted by the Cancer Society of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Branch held on Saturday, October 27 was a success and according to organizers, proceeds will be used for the upcoming free cancer screening initiative. Pictured from left are Cancer Society of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Branch President, Lorine Miller; Delores Frazier, Office Manager and Assistant Secretary of the GB Cancer Society of The Bahamas Branch, Wadrina Wright. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

As October was internationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cancer Society of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Branch continued its mandate to sensitize the public on cancer and assist those, as much as possible, impacted by the dreaded disease. In that vein the local branch hosted a first of its kind fund-raising event, ‘A…
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