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  1. PAHO Advises Region to Manage Dengue Outbreaks and Save Lives

    The Pan American Health Organization Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries, Dr. Yitades Gebre, is urging ministries of health and other sectors to scale up efforts to prevent the occurrence of severe Dengue Fever outbreaks in the region. “The French Department territories Martinique, Guadeloupe and Saint Barthelemy, continue to experience high level of […]

    October 3, 2020HealthNo comments
  2. U.S. GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS OPENING OF REGIONAL ZIKA PROJECT HEADQUARTERS IN BARBADOS

    As part of ongoing efforts in the Caribbean region to combat the spread of the Zika virus, the United States Government is supporting the opening of a Barbados-based Regional Headquarters for the Zika AIRS Project (ZAP). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported initiative focuses on vector control to strengthen the region’s capacity to […]

    November 19, 2018NatureNo comments
  3. MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS MONITORING BED BUGS ISSUE

    The Ministry of Health and Wellness is closely monitoring reported sightings of bed bugs mainly in public spaces in Barbados, and is asking householders to report any sightings on their premises to the Environmental Health Department. He stressed that bed bugs did not represent a public health challenge, since they did not transmit disease. “They […]

    October 4, 2018HealthNo comments
  4. FAO TO DISCUSS SOUND MANAGEMENT OF DANGEROUS PESTICIDES AT ANNUAL MEETING OF COORDINATING GROUP OF PESTICIDES CONTROL BOARDS OF THE CARIBBEAN

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Barbados and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will be hosting and participating in a meeting of regional agricultural chemical management experts next week to highlight advancements and identify priorities in the safe life cycle management of pesticides and toxic chemicals in the Caribbean. […]

    June 10, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  5. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” post-Infinity War? Paul Rudd & Evangeline Lilly

    As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

    June 3, 2018Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. 11 Caribbean countries remove significant amounts of obsolete pesticides stocks and hazardous wastes resulting in healthier, more sustainable food production

    In a commitment to agricultural safety, food security, environmental and human health, eleven Caribbean countries are now free from significant quantities of hazardous pesticide waste, as well as their contaminated containers and stores. The removal of 319 tonnes of obsolete pesticides stocks and related wastes was confirmed by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the […]

    November 18, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  7. HBO CONFIRMS 2ND SEASON OF ANIMATED CULT COMEDY ‘ANIMALS’

    HBO has confirmed the March debut date for the second season of Animals. Additionally, the first episode of the new season of Animals. will be open to the public for a limited time on HBO GO, the premium digital entertainment platform, from March 18th through April 16th. Subscribers can access HBO GO by visiting the […]

    March 13, 2017CartoonsNo comments
  8. HBO GO OFFERS FREE ACCESS TO ITS ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY “WARS OF OTHERS”

    Thanks to the resounding success during its premiere on HBO, the original documentary Wars of Others can now be enjoyed for a limited time at no cost on HBO GO. This gratuitous access will be available to the public until August 21, 2016. The aerial fumigation has been a key tool in the collaboration between […]

    July 24, 2016Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  9. American Chamber of Commerce for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Launches Travel & Tourism Committee

    There is a call for Eastern Caribbean stakeholders to work closely to protect the tourism industry from direct threats including Zika virus, recession and terrorism. This according to Chairman and President of AmCham BEC, Attorney at Law Dustin Delany, at the launch of the Travel and Tourism Committee (TCC) which took place on Thursday March […]

    April 17, 2016BusinessNo comments
  10. Sint Maarten Declares War Against Mosquitoes

    Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT), Ms. I. Ingrid Arrindell and the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA), Mr. Emil Lee, and respective stakeholders are being proactive in terms of initiating both short-term and long-term preventative measures to protect both the residents and visitors to Sint Maarten. . The […]

    February 21, 2016HealthNo comments
  11. THREE CASES OF ZIKA VIRUS CONFIRMED IN BARBADOS

    Barbados has recorded its first three cases of the Zika virus. The Zika infection is a mild, febrile viral illness transmitted by the bite of a Zika virus-carrying Aedes aegyti mosquito, which is the same mosquito which causes dengue fever and chikungunya. The main symptoms are fever, conjunctivitis, temporary arthritis, mainly in the small joints […]

    January 17, 2016Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  12. Zika virus confirmed in Martinique

    The mosquito-borne Zika virus is getting closer to Barbados with nearby French island, Martinique, becoming the latest Caribbean country to report confirmed cases. That island is the 11th country in the region to confirm the disease, and 12th to confirm local transmission. Last month CARPHA confirmed five cases of Zika in Suriname. Transmission of the […]

    December 28, 2015HealthNo comments
  13. R.L. Stine’s “GOOSEBUMPS” (Jack Black: HORROR-COMEDY)

    Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed […]

    October 6, 2015Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. “ANT MAN” – Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas (Marvel, July 2015)

    Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

    May 2, 2015Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. Mr. Holmes (2015) – Ian McKellen, Mystery Drama HD April 3, 2015Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. BARBADIAN GOVERNMENT ARM DECLARES A DECLINE IN CHIKUNGUNYA CASES

    Barbados’ Ministry of Health claims there’s been a decline in the number of confirmed cases of chikungunya in recent weeks. The levels of mosquito breeding have also fallen, so says the MoH… The Caribbean Public Health Agency advised it isn’t necessary to conduct testing on everyone presenting with symptoms of chikungunya. However, pregnant women, elderly […]

    February 3, 2015HealthNo comments
  17. “Ant-Man” (2015) – Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd: Marvel Movie HD January 27, 2015Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. “Inadequate response to Ebola should not be repeated with Chikungunya” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The good news is that a prophylactic vaccine against chikungunya, developed by the Austrian biotech company Themis Bioscience GmbH, is reported to induce a significant neutralizing immune response to the disease and is confirmed as safe. The not so good news is two-fold: first, none of the major health authorities of the world have yet […]

    November 23, 2014Featured, HealthNo comments
  19. BARBADOS UNDER CHIKUNGUNYA SIEGE: MINISTRY FINALLY ISSUES TRAVEL ADVICE FOR VISITORS TO AVOID AEDES ALBOPTICUS

    The Ministry of Health is continuing to monitor the chikungunya outbreak in Barbados, and has implemented a number of measures to reduce the impact of the disease. Visitors to the island are advised to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and these include wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts when around mosquitoes; using mosquito […]

    November 20, 2014HealthNo comments
  20. Caribbean chikungunya 2.0 – Data journalism strengthens regional public health

    Everything about chikungunya is painful. Even the virus’ name comes from a Kimakonde word describing the contortions of one suffering severe joint ache. Fever, rash, cramps, headache, nausea and fatigue are just some of the symptoms of the mosquito-borne illness. Nor is tracking the spread of the disease across the Caribbean any easier. English-language reports […]

    October 26, 2014HealthNo comments
  21. Avoiding dengue and chikungunya in Barbados

    {EDITORS’ NOTE – This was a community notice submitted between residents of a local district, but the data enclosed has a wider bearing and so while the names are changed, the context remains valid and needs action – feel free to use the Comments box below to add any necessary input to make a change for the […]

    September 14, 2014Featured, HealthNo comments
  22. AS HEAVY RAINS PERMEATE REGION: BARBADOS’ FOGGING SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER 8 TO 12 (Insects only operate Mon to Fri, 8 to 4?)

    The Ministry of Health continues its fogging programme next week beginning Monday 8th September in St. James. From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., the team will be in University Drive, Wanstead Gardens, Wanstead Terrace, Husbands Heights, Husbands Gardens, Rick’s Road, Paradise Heights and surrounding areas. On Tuesday 9th September areas to be fogged in St. Thomas […]

    September 7, 2014Featured, HealthNo comments
  23. “Kamla is right: Joint Caribbean action vital to ensure no health crisis” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, is right to have called for a special meeting of leaders of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) “to take pre-emptive measures to ensure the safety, health and well-being of millions of citizens of the Caribbean region” in relation to the Chikungunya and Ebola diseases. Both her call and […]

    August 24, 2014Editorial, HealthNo comments
  24. CARDI’s National Consultations aim at developing ‘harmonious relationships’ with stakeholder organisations

    As part of the process of developing its Medium Term Plan (MTP) 2014-2016, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) hosted a series of National Consultations in its member countries during the period of 15-18 July 2014. Grenada’s Consultation held on 17 July at the Produce Chemist Lab, St George’s; whilst the Trinidad and […]

    July 22, 2014BusinessNo comments
  25. Nevis records first cases of Chikungunya fever

    The following is the full text of a press release issued by Dr. Judy Nisbett Medical Officer of Health, Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA). On July 2nd, 2014, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) informed the Ministry of Health, Nevis, of two laboratory confirmed cases of Chikungunya fever on the island. […]

    July 7, 2014HealthNo comments