Bridgetown US Embassy issues caution regarding bacteria in tap water

There’s a claim how several US Embassy residences in Barbados have revealed “elevated levels” of bacteria in their tap water after recent tests, according to the United States Embassy in Barbados.

In a notice posted on its website, the Embassy recommended that its staff boil their drinking water or use bottled water.

The Embassy said it would continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates accordingly.

It also advised its citizens to follow the directions of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on how to stay healthy and safe.

Last week Acting Deputy Chief Environmental Health Officer Ronald Chapman said the Ministry of Health was not taking any chances and would ensure chlorine levels in the water remained at those recommended by the World Health Organisation.

Earlier this month, Barbados joined with 128 other countries in voting at the United Nations to censure the USA for their President’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The controversial move was met with outrage by Palestine and other Middle Eastern countries. American Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said quite openly there would be consequences for voting against America and it would be noted who did so…

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  1. February 1, 2018

    Please indicate the latest results on the water advisory in Barbados.
    Thank you.
    Jane 🙂

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