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  1. USAID equips youth with IT equipment to enable innovation and entrepreneurship in climate & disaster resilience

    Eight young innovators from across the Eastern Caribbean received information technology (IT) equipment from the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to support their innovation and entrepreneurship in areas related to climate and disaster resilience. The suite of IT products was presented today during a brief ceremony co-hosted by […]

    April 25, 2022EducationNo comments
  2. NIA awaits PAHO approval to begin PCR testing on Nevis

    The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is now on the verge of being able to offer PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing on island. Countries across the globe are presently using PCR testing to diagnose people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. “The last update that I’ve had is that we have now done everything. […]

    February 1, 2022Featured, HealthNo comments
  3. Oxygen Generators and US$3 Million in Medical Supplies Arrive

    This weekend, the U.S. Government, in partnership with the Government of Barbados, U.S. Southern Command, World Hope International, and MAP International delivered a new oxygen generation system and US$3 million in medicine and PPE to the Ministry of Health and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown. Speaking at the arrival ceremony at Grantley Adams International Airport, […]

    November 17, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  4. Temporary Delay in CT Services at the QEH

    Barbadians are kindly asked to note that computerized tomography (CT) services provided by the hospital’s X-Ray and Imaging Department are delayed due to a problem with the Department’s CT machine. An assessment of the CT machine has identified the source of the issue and the necessary replacement parts have been procured and are on route […]

    October 31, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  5. Quick Bit IT Solutions – Look out for an almost indestructible charging cord!

    Tired of cords your phone came with mashing up? Stumpy length and hell to use while recharging? You may need to call Oliver Holder at Quick Bit IT Solutions, he has cords that can be 6 feet long and use a swivel while reboosting your game or device! I chose a purple cord, with magnetic […]

    October 24, 2021Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  6. Nevis acquires PCR machine, their Alexandra Hospital now equipped to do COVID-19 testing

    The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has secured a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine that will allow for COVID-19 testing to be carried out at their Alexandra Hospital laboratory on Nevis. Premier Mark Brantley, Senior Minister of Health in the NIA, made the announcement during his monthly press conference on August 26, 2021. “I am very […]

    August 29, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  7. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine donation supports to combat COVID19 in St Kitts

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) donated essential medical supplies and a monetary donation, in total equaling more than EC$110,000, which will assist the Ministry of Health in the fight against COVID-19, thanks to the collaboration of campus partners. “Ross Vet has long been a member of this island community, we are committed to […]

    August 21, 2021HealthNo comments
  8. SOUTHCOM Commander to visit Barbados & Eastern Caribbean

    U.S. Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), will visit Barbados until the 13th of this month to meet with security leaders and discuss U.S.-Caribbean cooperation against regional threats and challenges. Faller will meet Lt. Col. Michael Jones, Executive Director of the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security. They […]

    August 11, 2021PoliticalNo comments

    The Barbados Defence Force Ex-Members’ Association New York, recently donated a set of wheelchairs to the Barbados Legion. The president of the association Mr. David Edwards, mentioned that this donation was timely given the current public health environment and in keeping with their motto, Uplifting Each Other! They also seek to assist veterans and retirees […]

    August 10, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  10. Donated medical equipment will enhance healthcare delivery on Nevis, says Health Minister

    The medical equipment donated to the Alexandra Hospital for the Paediatric and Maternity wards will go a long way towards improving the delivery of healthcare on Nevis. “I wanted to add my quota of thanks as the Premier of Nevis and on behalf of all the people of Nevis, not only our children but certainly […]

    June 18, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  11. JOINT RELIEF EFFORTS FOR ST VINCENT: UK Government Joins Relief Support Effort

    The Barbados Defence Force recently partnered with the Government of the United Kingdom to continue relief effort to St Vincent and Grenadines in the the aftermath of the La Soufrière volcano eruption. Over one-hundred and thirty-five (135) pallets of humanitarian relief supplies, packed by the BDF Relief Supplies Unit, departed Barbados to St Vincent via […]

    June 17, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments
  12. National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) Going Digital

    The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) is moving ahead with its digital transformation agenda, and has started the implementation of a Document Management System (DMS) with the assistance of the team from Productive Business Solutions Technologies (Barbados) Limited. Change and Project Manager of the PBS Technologies, Ms. Shontelle Bryan says the project is timely […]

    June 4, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  13. NCSA Clients benefit from Care Packages

    Some clients of The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), have received female care packages from The Lady Box Project. The presentation of the packages was done recently, as the NCSA continues its drive to ensure that clients can get basic supplies during this time. The Lady Box Project is a non-profit organization that seeks […]

    April 30, 2021HealthNo comments
  14. A Revolutionary Continuous Glucose Monitoring Technology for Diabetics Now Available in Barbados

    There are more than 48 million people in the North America and Caribbean Region living with diabetes, and it is expected that by 2045 this will rise to 63 million, according to the International Diabetes Federation. The prevalence of diabetes in Barbados is 17.8% of the total population. People living with diabetes now have an […]

    October 29, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments

    The Adult Training Facility at the Challenor Creative Arts and Training Centre in St. Thomas is just one of the departments there that will benefit from a donation of multimedia and computer equipment. CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank recently gifted the Centre with a variety of equipment that will assist the various classes to enhance the teaching […]

    October 24, 2020EducationNo comments
  16. Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for Caribbean Frontline Medical Workers

    Critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) is on its way to medical workers on the front lines of the Caribbean’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Recently, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) took delivery of the majority of US$3 million worth of PPE at the Port of Bridgetown. CDB procured […]

    July 29, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments

    When Barbados isolated itself from the rest of the world like most of the planet from the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. the imposing of measures had a ripple effect everywhere – Tourism, Medicine, Food Service and Security and in the domain of Charity as well. An area you’d think some of the shockwaves would be buffered. […]

    July 20, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments

    A number of organisations which have been on the frontline during the ongoing pandemic will benefit from a donation of surgical /medical grade masks which they will use as they go about their work to keep the island safe. Three hospitals – namely the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Geriatric and Psychiatric hospitals; Grantley Adams International […]

    July 19, 2020HealthNo comments

    CARICOM Member States have been given access to the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), a procurement system for supplies and equipment in the fight against COVID-19. The AMSP unlocks immediate access to an African and global base of vetted manufacturers and procurement strategic partners. It enables African Union Member States to purchase certified medical equipment, […]

    July 1, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  20. Adtalem Global Education donates $300,000 to COVID19 recovery efforts

    Adtalem Global Education, a leading workforce solutions provider, has announced $300,000 in donations to two organizations that directly align with Adtalem’s business strategy in healthcare and financial services education. Adtalem, with support from the Adtalem Global Education Foundation, has selected the American Nurses Foundation and A Better Chicago to receive these contributions. “At Adtalem Global […]

    June 22, 2020HealthNo comments
  21. Island Villas donates equipment to help vulnerable and disadvantaged students

    “We’re all in this together.” This was the message promoted by local real estate company, Island Villas, as they presented the Principal and teachers of the Daryll Jordan Secondary School with a donation of computer equipment, desks and chairs earlier this week. The donation is being used to help children at the school as well […]

    June 19, 2020EducationNo comments

    The short documentary is based on the devastation caused by the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Interviews were conducted with locals around the islands to share their experiences during the events and scenes on their road to […]

    July 30, 2019Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  23. (#BARBADOS GOV’T INFO. SERVICE) Early Warning System: News Promo

    The Animated Early Warning Systems video demonstrates the importance of paying attention to the media and advisories from the local MET Office for updates and information about incoming weather events such as floods, strong winds and storms. Persons are advised to heed warnings, which are disseminated by authorities through the various Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) […]

    July 30, 2019Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. (#BARBADOS GOV’T INFO. SERVICE) Hurricane Tips – Be Prepared

    The 2019 Hurricane season is well underway, and by now all preparations should be in place in the event a weather system affects the island. Here are some tips on preparing before a storm threatens: BEFORE THE STORM   ?Protect your windows from the threat of flying debris, by installing shutters. Ensure that your roof […]

    July 29, 2019Nature, Video Gallery1 comment
  25. Manhunt for Persons of Interest Concerning ATM Fraud

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying and locating the individuals captured in these images. If seen you are asked to IMMEDIATELY contact the Criminal Investigation Department at 430-7189/9019 or the Hotline of 211, Crime Stoppers at 1800-8477(TIPS) or your nearest police station. Rodney Inniss – Insp. (Ag); […]

    July 9, 2019Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments