Health & Wellness

Minister of Health: The time for healthier Bahamians is an idea whose time has come

In this file photo Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands gave an update on the hospital cafeteria that is currently under construction and other capital development projects that are presently ongoing on Grand Bahama.

Serving as keynote speaker at the official opening of World Health Month, by the World Health Organization (WHO), Minister of Health, Dr. Duane Sands acknowledged on Thursday morning that WHO continues its efforts to challenge world leaders, policy makers, and national health systems to take concrete steps to move towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This…
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Fast foods are dangerous

Mothers today let the Colonel KFC cook their meals. They take Wendy’s for lunch and Burger King for brunch. The nutrition of our children is atrocious. There was a time when only on Saturdays, mothers took a break from cooking for their families. It was an occasional break. A treat for the kids to get…
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PharmaChem’s expansion estimated to cost $180m

PM Tour — The Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis and some members of his Parliamentary Team toured the construction site of PharmaChem Technologies LTD’s expansion. (Photos: by Jenneva Russell)

PharmaChem Technologies GB Limited’s expansion is now estimated to cost $180 million, and result in numerous jobs for Bahamians. Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said as much on Friday, when he toured PharmaChem’s construction site along with Parliamentary colleagues and personnel from the Grand Bahama Office of…
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Self diagnosis and treatment

After spending 14 minutes at walk street medical school and five minutes on the Internet googling, most Bahamians have acquired an M.D. - not medical doctor but MY own DIAGNOSIS. And there is the other school of medicine where MD means MY DAD said, or MD MY DISPENSER (pharmacist) says. Take my case. Everyone has…
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