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Tag Archives: insect

  1. Smart mosquito repellent attracts top prize at startup bootcamp

    An idea for a smart mosquito repellent monitored through a software app has emerged the winning idea at the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC) Greentech Startup Bootcamp in Barbados. SHU! won the first prize of US$1,000 after a team of Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic and Barbados Community College students pitched the idea to a panel […]

    November 8, 2016BusinessNo comments
  2. “John Dolan’s Works – Grand Salle 2011” – ‘Walking The Dog’

    John Dolan is an artist who works across many mediums but is best known for his watercolours, oils and drawing skills. Born in County Durham in 1962, he studied at both York College of and Edinburgh College of Art and graduated with a BA (Hons) in 1995.

    October 29, 2011Culture, Events, Painting, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. Nevis’ Ministry of Health Clears Foliage from sides of Island’s Main Road

    In an effort to raise the island’s aesthetic appeal, the Nevis Island Administration’s [NIA] Ministry of Health has reassigned employees in the Environmental Work Programme. This, according to Health Minister the Honourable Hensley Daniel, is “in an effort to deal with the increasing amount of bush on the island’s main road.” Minister Daniel told the […]

    September 11, 2010TravelNo comments
  4. FIRST DENGUE FEVER DEATH IN BARBADOS AS FOGGING CONTINUES NEXT WEEK IN FOUR PARISHES

    An adult male has been confirmed as the first recorded death as a result of Dengue Fever in Barbados. This was confirmed today by the Ministry of Health. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy St. John expressed sympathy to the family of the deceased and is urging Barbadians who are experiencing symptoms of Dengue Fever, including sudden […]

    August 28, 2010Featured, Health, NatureNo comments
  5. MORE FOGGING UP OF BARBADOS TO CONTINUE THIS WEEK IN NUMEROUS DISTRICTS

    The Government Information Service has confirmed work by the Vector Control Unit will continue next week in three parishes throughout the island, with special attention being paid to a number of communities in Christ Church. Tuesday, August 17, fogging will continue in Christ Church when the team visits Fairy Valley Plantation, Pilgrim Road, Pilgrim Place […]

    August 16, 2010Featured, Health, TravelNo comments
  6. Dominican Republic faces more and deadlier dengue than previous years, Fernandez admin moves to tackle scourge head-on

    The death rate from dengue has been higher in Santo Domingo for the first half of 2010 than at any time over the past four years, according to official figures compiled since January 2006 up until July of this year. The number of dengue fatalities in 2006 and 2007 was 12, in 2008 the deaths […]

    July 15, 2010Controversy, Editorial, Featured, Health, NatureNo comments
  7. PAHO, PAHEF, and The George Washington University launch: “The Malaria Champions of the Americas Award”

    Who can participate? Any individual, institution, group or project conducting efforts to overcome the challenges of malaria in the Americas is eligible to participate and receive the distinction. Activities should preferably be ongoing or completed within the last year. Criteria for Nomination Nominations will be evaluated based on demonstrated achievements in the following areas: Capacity-Building […]

    July 14, 2009Health, NewsNo comments
  8. VECTOR CONTROL UNIT OF BARBADOS’ HEALTH MINISTRY SAYS THEY WON’T FOG UP ERROL BARROW DAY 2009

    The week, January 19 to 23, will be marked by three days of fogging in a number of St. Michael districts. However, there will be no fogging on Wednesday, January 21, Errol Barrow Day. Fogging starts on Monday, January 19, in Christ Church at Cane Vale Road, Cane Vale New Road, Cane Vale Crescent #1? […]

    January 19, 2009NewsNo comments
  9. BBC claim Barbados’ new type of lifestyle is clue to rising cases of asthma

    Surfing the net not so long ago, discovered this bit of the price of progress in Barbados? A Canadian medical researcher was stunned to learn that 20% or one-fifth of Barbados suffers from or is affected by Asthma. It did appear odd to me as well, from the point of view that when I was […]

    December 14, 2008Controversy, Featured, Health, News1 comment
  10. Found in Barbados (Killed 2 of these) BEWARE: WHAT DE HELL IS THAT? THAT COULD NOT HAVE COME IN DE WOOD!! THAT SETTLES IT I AM MOVING TO THE MOON!

    Check this e-mail I just received, any word or input? This is from the St. Andrew area. I just hoping they don?t decide to walk over to St. Thomas. Bloody Hell! This spider was found in the roof of a Barbadian residence in the dense country side. Apart from the large size of this creature, […]

    November 13, 2008Controversy, Gossip, OddityNo comments
  11. SUNDAY IN THE (NATIONAL) PARK – GRAEME HALL NATURE SANCTUARY WILL BE OPEN FREE TO THE PUBLIC

    Place: Graeme Hall Nature SanctuaryWhen: SUNDAY, November 9, 2008 Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Cost: Free to all On SUNDAY, November 9, 2008, Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary will be open to the public. Admission is free. “Sunday will be an opportunity for everyone to come and see the Sanctuary,” states Harry Roberts, General Manager, “We […]

    November 4, 2008Controversy, NewsNo comments
  12. AMERINDIAN ACTIVIST TOUTS ALTERNATIVE TO PESTICIDES FOR CONTROLLING CROP INFESTATION ? SELL YOUR CENTIPEDES, ROACHES & BEETLES

    Popular Barbadian snake-hunter and founder of the Caribbean Herpetological Society Damon Corrie, has an offer that he thinks all Bajan Poultry and Agricultural farmers, exterminating companies & especially the new David Thompson administration – should take into serious consideration: Instead of wasting money to buy pesticides (which pollute our environment) to kill certain creatures considered […]

    July 20, 2008Nature, Oddity1 comment
  13. REAL FOGGING IN ST. GEORGE AND ST. MICHAEL

    The fogging programme to rid the island of the aedes aegypti mosquito will continue next week with emphasis on St. George and St. Michael. The team from the Ministry of Health?s Vector Control Unit will start Monday, March 3, with fogging at Crab Hill, Crab Hill Tenantry #1 and #2, Archers Bay Road, Content, Stroud […]

    March 1, 2008Health, News1 comment
  14. MINISTRY OF HEALTH PLAN TO FOG UP FIVE PARISHES

    Next week, five parishes will experience the Ministry of Health?s bid to deal with the dreaded Aedes Aegypti mosquito by fogging it off.When the team from the Vector Control Unit starts on Monday, February 18, they’ll be seriously fogging the following St. Philip districts – Kirtons, Kirtons #1, #2, #3, Caveland, Hopeland, Rices Gardens, Rices, […]

    February 16, 2008News1 comment
  15. FEBRUARY FOGGING STARTS IN ST. GEORGE

    Fogging to assist in ridding the island of the dreaded aedes aegypti mosquito, will continue next week with emphasis on five parishes. These are St. George, St. Michael, Christ Church, St. Lucy and St. James. When the Vector Control Unit starts fogging Monday, February 4 as of tomorrow, they will fog St George properly – […]

    February 3, 2008Health, NewsNo comments
  16. FOGGING STARTS IN THE NORTH AS OF TOMORROW

    When the Ministry of Health starts fogging again from tomorrow, five parishes will get thoroughly fogged.The team from the Vector Control Unit will start in areas that abut and bound St. Lucy and St. Peter on Monday, January 28 including Boscobelle, Mount #1 & 2, Gays, Collins, The Baltic, Date Tree Hill, Cave Hill and […]

    January 27, 2008NewsNo comments
  17. NO FOGGING ERROL BARROW DAY – MOSQUITO CONTROL STARTS 22 JANUARY

    There will be no fogging on Monday, January 21 – Errol Barrow Day, a public holiday. There’ll be more fogging from Tuesday, January 22, in St. Michael when a number of areas will be visited by the team from the Vector Control Unit. The areas to be visited are: Highgate Park, Highgate Gardens, Upper Collymore […]

    January 18, 2008Health, News4 comments
  18. MORE FOGGING FROM MONDAY – FOGGING MACHINE TAKES XMAS BREAK FROM 14TH DEC. 2007

    A temporary halt will be placed on the Ministry of Health?s fogging programme from next week Friday, December 14. It is expected to resume early in the New Year. However, fogging for the next four days will run from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and householders are asked to assist by their opening windows and […]

    December 8, 2007Health, NewsNo comments
  19. NO FOGGING INDEPENDENCE DAY – CELEBRATION OF 41ST ANNIVERSARY CONTINUES JUST A BREAK FROM MOSQUITO HUNTING

    Just a note that next Friday, November 30, no fogging allowed as this is Independence Day, a public holiday. Bare fogging for St. James, St. Thomas and St. Michael – certain districts from these parishes will be properly fogged between Monday and Thursday. The Ministry of Health continues to remind the public don’t throw stones […]

    November 24, 2007Health, NewsNo comments
  20. FOGGERS UP AND AT ‘EM TO STOP AEDES AEGYPTI – BARE FOGGING IN THREE PARISHES

    The Ministry of Health?s fogging programme will be targetting three parishes next week – Christ Church, St. Peter and St. Michael; they also remind people to stop throwing stones at personnel carrying out fogging as it can end up in jail with some very nasty folk at the new facility near Dodd’s and then offenders […]

    November 18, 2007Crime, Health, NewsNo comments
  21. FOGGING AROUND CONTINUES FROM MINISTRY OF HEALTH

    Bare fogging will continue next week as the focus turns to St. John, St. George, Christ Church and St. Michael. When the foggers continue Monday, November 12, a number of districts in St. John will get thoroughly fogged. They are Golden Ridge, Ashbury, Lemon Arbor, Venture, Four Roads, Knights Village, Pool Land, Cherry Grove, Spooners, […]

    November 10, 2007News1 comment
  22. ST. MICHAEL DUE TO BE FOGGED THOROUGHLY FOR THREE DAYS RUNNING – NO ROCK PELTING, YOU CAN GO TO JAIL

    The Ministry of Health?s programme to fog up the Aedes Aegypti mosquito will continue next week with three consecutive days of real fogging in St. Michael. Bare fogging starts Monday, November 5, in St. Lucy at Half Moon Fort, Clinketts Housing Area, Sutherland Hill, Checker Hall, Fustic Village, Broomefield, Husbands, Maycocks Bay, Maycocks Terrace and […]

    November 3, 2007NewsNo comments
  23. MINISTRY OF HEALTH?S FOGGING PROGRAMME CONTINUES – St. Michael, St. George, St. Joseph & St. James

    The Ministry of Health?s fogging programme will continue next week in the parishes of St. Michael, St. George, St. Joseph and St. James. On Monday, September 24, these St. Michael and St George districts will get fogged up – Neils Development, Salters Road, Price Road, Lower Estate Road, Lehman Belle Road, Harry Cox Road, Lower […]

    September 23, 2007Health, NewsNo comments
  24. Ministry of Health to do some more fogging around: St. James, St Philip, St George, St John & Christ Church

    The recently restarted fogging programme by the Ministry of Health will target the parishes of St John, St Philip, St George, Christ Church and St. James as they continue their efforts to rid the island of the Aedes Egypti mosquito.The following parishes will get fogged up as of Monday, September 17 to Friday, September 21, […]

    September 16, 2007NewsNo comments
  25. Health Ministry of Barbados tells the Aedes Aegypti mosquito to Fog Off

    The Ministry of Health is resuming its fogging programme so Barbados can fog off the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Christ Church and St Michael will be fogged up from Tuesday, September 4 to Friday, September 7, from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, September 4, these Christ Church districts will get totally fogged – Enterprise, Ealing […]

    September 1, 2007Nature, News1 comment