Friday, November 1, 2019

Bahamas to ban sweetened drinks from schools, health care facilities

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Health Minister Dr Duane Sands has announced that, effective December 1, all sugary drinks will be banned from Government health care facilities and public schools.

Initially, the Dr Hubert Minnis-led Administration, considered a sugary drinks tax, that was then changed to a ban on the drinks, however, due to impact of Hurricane Dorian, the health ministry decided to delay to implementation.

“People are killing themselves,” said Sands, in making the announcement on Wednesday.  Read more >>