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Photos, Video: Giovanna Watson’s Book Launch

Photos, Video: Giovanna Watson’s Book Launch

[Updated with video] Local author Giovanna Watson‘s book “Dear Cancer, Let Me Introduce Myself” was successfully launched this evening [Feb 18] at City Hall. Ms Watson was diagnosed with colon cancer in February 2014; two surgeries, eight chemo treatments, 26 radiation treatments, over 500 pills, and multiple memories later, she wrote the... Read more of this article

Audio: MPs Discuss Govt Lawsuit Against Lahey

Audio: MPs Discuss Govt Lawsuit Against Lahey

[Updated] Parliamentarians discussed the lawsuit the Bermuda Government filed against Lahey in the House of Assembly today, with the Opposition asking about the U.S. – Bermuda Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, with Attorney General Trevor Moniz saying there has not been a “treaty violation in connection with the Lahey legal proceedings or... Read more of this article

‘Government House Is Aware Of The Action’

‘Government House Is Aware Of The Action’

“Government House is aware of the action” brought against Lahey, which “is a civil case that will be considered as necessary by the relevant courts,” and the “UK continues to support all efforts to uphold the rule of law in Bermuda and its other Overseas Territories,” Governor John Rankin said today. This follows... Read more of this article

Dr Ewart Brown: “Untenable, Frivolous Lawsuit”

Dr Ewart Brown: “Untenable, Frivolous Lawsuit”

Dr Ewart Brown has responded to the lawsuit the Bermuda Government filed against Lahey Clinic, calling it a “litany of lies, designed to convert a fully-vetted contractual agreement into a bribe,” adding that “Bermuda politics is the driving force behind a six-year, multi-million dollar farcical investigation and this untenable, frivolous... Read more of this article

Ministry: ‘Illegal Dumping Of Raw Sewage’

Ministry: ‘Illegal Dumping Of Raw Sewage’

An “unscrupulous offender is regularly dumping large volumes of raw sewage in a public green space at the eastern end of the island” and “raw sewage may have been dumped overboard at a public dock,” the Ministry of Public Works said, prompting them to remind the public that the pollution of land is considered an offence. Saying... Read more of this article

Govt’s Legal Complaint Against Lahey Clinic

Govt’s Legal Complaint Against Lahey Clinic

A lawsuit filed in the federal court of Massachusetts against Lahey Health by the Bermuda Government details alleged arrangements between Lahey and former Premier Dr Ewart Brown, with the legal complaint alleging that it “resulted in Bermuda’s payment of millions of dollars for medically unnecessary services.” “Under principles... Read more of this article

Bermuda Government Sues Lahey Health

Bermuda Government Sues Lahey Health

[Updated] The Bermuda Government has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Lahey Health in federal court in Boston, alleging that “Lahey conspired with Dr. Ewart Brown” to give “Lahey preferential treatment when bidding on healthcare contracts issued by the Bermudian government.”Bermuda Government Files Suit Against Lahey “The... Read more of this article

Supermarkets To Host Healthy Recipe Demos

Supermarkets To Host Healthy Recipe Demos

In the lead up to Nutrition Month, a series of recipe demonstrations are taking place at select supermarkets using healthy, flavourful and inexpensive ingredients. Marketplace and Lindo’s are partnering with the Ministry of Health and Seniors to showcase recipes using $aver the Flavour ingredients, so shoppers can eat well for less. The next recipe... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Resolution To Lengthy, Costly Investigation’

PLP: ‘Resolution To Lengthy, Costly Investigation’

Expressing concern for the “effects these recent police actions have had” with “confidentiality of patients’ sensitive medical files potentially put at risk,” the PLP said “this lengthy investigation has cost the taxpayer millions with no resolution in sight,” and they “advocate for a swift resolution to... Read more of this article

Colonial Urges People To Support P.A.L.S. Walk

Colonial Urges People To Support P.A.L.S. Walk

People are being urged to sign up for a charity walk to raise funds for cancer care in Bermuda, with the 29th annual P.A.L.S. Cancer Care Sponsored Walk set to takes place on Sunday [Feb 19] with people able walk three, five or 10 kilometre routes, starting from the organisation’s offices at 18 Point Finger Road at 8.30am. Colonial is one of the... Read more of this article

Health Council Launches Patient Safety Video

Health Council Launches Patient Safety Video

Saying that they hope it helps to promote “Bermuda’s health system as a safe and trusted system delivering quality care, the Bermuda Health Council launched a video “explaining the importance of patient safety laws for Bermuda.”. Tawanna Wedderburn, CEO, states: “Bermuda has a phenomenal opportunity to enhance the quality of... Read more of this article

Ministry: Increase Of Influenza In Community

Ministry: Increase Of Influenza In Community

The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] of the Ministry of Health and Seniors said they would like to inform the public about the “ongoing increase of influenza [flu] in the community,” saying that “reports of fever and respiratory syndromes and influenza are above normal levels in the community for this time of year.” “During... Read more of this article

Dr Ewart Brown Responds After Police Operation

Dr Ewart Brown Responds After Police Operation

“Once again, the Bermuda Police Service has carried out yet another assault on my personal reputation and my medical business,” Dr Ewart Brown said, adding that “the Police raided, in quick succession, Bermuda HealthCare Services and Brown-Darrell Clinic, breaking windows and forcing doors open.”- This statement from Dr Brown... Read more of this article