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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. EX-BDF MEMBERS NEW YORK JOINS CARE RELIEF

    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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN DONATES EQUIPMENT TO CHALLENOR CREATIVE ARTS & TRAINING CENTRE

    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
  11. 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
  12. BARBADIAN HOSPICE, ‘CANCER SUPPORT SERVICES’ HIT HARD BY COVID19, APPROX. $75,000 LOST

    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
  13. GEL DONATES MASKS TO FRONTLINE WORKERS

    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
  14. OUTGOING CARICOM CHAIR PRAISES ACCESS BY TRADE BLOC TO AFRICA’s MEDICAL SUPPLIES PLATFORM

    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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. (#BARBADOS GOV’T INFO. SERVICE) #CDEMA Legacy Project

    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
  18. (#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
  19. (#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
  20. 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
  21. GODDARD ENTERPRISES AND STAFF ASSIST WITH HURRICANE RELIEF

    Employees of Goddard Enterprises Ltd. (GEL) around the region have pulled out all the stops to assist colleagues and others in the Caribbean who have been hit by the passage of recent hurricanes Irma and Maria. “I really want to commend the staff because though many of them had personal damage to their homes and […]

    September 26, 2017Business, FeaturedNo comments
  22. USAID OFFICIALS ON THE GROUND IN ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

    Officials from the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) have joined forces with Antigua and Barbuda’s National Office of Disaster Services, to assist persons who have been displaced following the horrific passage of Hurricane Irma. A five-person Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) has been deployed to the storm-ravaged […]

    September 18, 2017NatureNo comments
  23. D.E.M WARNS BAJANS TO READY FOR EFFECTS OF T.S. MARIA

    A flood warning is now in effect for Barbados as feeder bands from Tropical Storm (TS) Maria begin to produce pockets of moderate to heavy showers, thunderstorms, and gusty winds across Barbados. The warning was issued by the Barbados Meteorological Service at 12:00 p.m. today, as the island remains under a tropical storm watch as […]

    September 17, 2017Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  24. Barbados Dept. of Emergency Management – Hurricane Season 2017 (Pt 2)

    The Barbados Council for the Disabled believes more can be done for the differently abled community during Hurricane Season. The executive listed some concerns she’s encountered over the years and was quick to point out not only does she expect better from the DEM but she also expects more from her fellow members of the […]

    June 5, 2017Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. HBO GO ARRIVES TO THE HOME’S “BIG SCREEN” WITH CHROMECAST

    HBO revealed their digital entertainment platform HBO GO is now available with Chromecast, Google’s device that brings online content to the TV. With Chromecast, HBO subscribers will now be able to transmit all the premium content available on HBO GO, to their TV screens. Chromecast is a multimedia streaming device that connects to the HDMI port […]

    April 22, 2017CinemaNo comments