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Bahamas: Minnis Faces Unions As Doctors Fight On

THE Public Hospitals Authority is maintaining its emergency operations protocol today as senior doctors press on with their industrial action before a key meeting with Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis this morning. Dr Minnis is said to be concerned that tensions surrounding the dispute have been ramped up too high and has asked the CPSA to stop talking about the matter in the press.

A source – who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he did not want to jeopardise the pending talks – said Dr Minnis wants to use the influence of his office to provide a resolution. The doctors will continue their service withdrawal until their issues are resolved, however. For them, the meeting with the prime minister will go a long way to determining how long their protest lasts, and whether it should be ramped up.

Meanwhile, the Medical Association of the Bahamas, which represents over 300 doctors in the country, knocked the PHA yesterday for failing to negotiate with the CPSA last week.

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