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  1. Barbados Begins Health National Adaptation Planning in EU-supported PAHO Project

    Climate Change is a global emergency, yet few countries have made plans to face it. Barbados’ Ministry of Health and Wellness staff and allied sectors recently met at the Accra Beach Resort in Barbados, to understand how climate change is affecting public health in the country, a first step in the creation of a Health […]

    April 21, 2023Featured, HealthNo comments

    As of Friday, January 27, 2023, Héritier Lumumba was appointed “Head of High Performance & Strategic Partnerships” for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s National Rugby Federation. The Federal Committee of the Congolese Rugby Federation ( is a member of the International Rugby Board (IRB) and represents DR Congo in men’s & women’s international rugby competitions. […]

    March 2, 2023Health, RugbyNo comments
  3. QEH welcomes nine new Interns

    The Director of Medical Services (Ag) of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr. Chaynie Williams just welcomed nine doctors as they commenced their one-year internship programme with the hospital, in partial fulfilment of the requirement to practise Medicine in Barbados. In her address Dr. Williams reminded the Interns to work hard in their respective departments every […]

    March 1, 2023HealthNo comments
  4. Medical Facility launches centre at the Estates at St George

    Urgent Care Barbados officially launched their Medical Centre at the Estates at St George on Monday evening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour. In attendance were directors, shareholders and management and staff of Urgent Care Barbados, Executives and Management of Sagicor Group, representatives from Ross University, the media and specially invited guests. “This is […]

    January 25, 2023Featured, HealthNo comments
  5. Top-of-the-line CT scan installed at Alexandra Hospital, a first for Nevis health care service

    The Radiology Department at the Alexandra Hospital now has a brand-new Philips multislice computerized tomography (CT) scan. The top-of-the-line equipment was commissioned recently, it is seen as a historic moment for healthcare on Nevis. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health too, was on hand to view the equipment on December 02, 2022, […]

    January 7, 2023Featured, HealthNo comments
  6. NCSA begins “Universal Treatment Curriculum”

    The National Council on Substance Abuse is pleased to announce the start of the “Universal Treatment Curriculum”- a series of eight (8) courses aimed at strengthening capacities among substance abuse treatment providers in Barbados. The Universal Treatment Curriculum is a collaborative initiative among the Organisation of American States/Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (OAS/CICAD), the Colombo […]

    December 4, 2022Health, Photo GalleryNo comments

    The Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) and the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) just signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding aimed at enhancing the fight against doping in sport in the region. The agreement – the first of its kind between the two regional bodies – was officially signed during the CANOC General […]

    November 11, 2022Featured, SportsNo comments
  8. Nevis Jr. Minister of Health highlights importance of breast health

    The following is an address by Hazel Brandy-Williams, Jr. Nevis’ Minister of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), to mark the observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022. October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year we use this opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of breast health. […]

    October 27, 2022HealthNo comments
  9. Suffering from congestive heart failure? There is a new treatment that could help you live longer…

    When you have congestive heart failure or moderate aortic stenosis, just getting through each day might feel like an uphill battle. Your quality of life may suffer if you experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, exhaustion, nausea, difficulty sleeping, coughing, and other similar symptoms. It is a minimally invasive procedure known as TAVR (Transcatheter […]

    October 4, 2022HealthNo comments
  10. 3 town hall meetings for September, on Establishment of a Commission for Improving the Lives of Persons with Disabilities

    The Advisory Committee to Guide the Establishment of a Commission for Improving the Lives of Persons with Disabilities will host three town hall meetings in September. The public meetings, which will be in person and virtual, will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.Members of the public are also reminded that they may submit their […]

    September 1, 2022Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments

    Every day, as Barbadians, each of us gives a little of ourselves in the aid of a brother or sister. After all, it is, without doubt, a part of our DNA — an integral component of the caring spirit that has been passed down from generation to generation. Amid all of our giving, our caring, […]

    August 15, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  12. Sunburn and a Spidey case, free Eyecare from Sandals has many hidden challenges – Cautionary Tale

    If you’re heading for Maxwell between now and Thursday for free eyecare, here are some things to consider… Some patients decided to ambush be there from as early as 4:30 or 5:00 am, but do make sure to carry sunblock, have a large water canteen and two sandwiches plus a folding stool. Be prepared to […]

    August 9, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  13. Ross University Supports 13 Barbadians Charities

    Adtalem Global Education and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) donated a combined total of $87,100 BBD to 13 Barbados community organisations represented at this week’s donation ceremony. Associate Dean of Medical Sciences, Dr. Rhonda McIntyre, MBBS, FAAP, FRCP(C), expressed that Ross University and its parent company, Adtalem Global Education, value the partnership with local […]

    August 2, 2022HealthNo comments
  14. St Kitts Nevis Labour Party Demands Lifting of COVID19 Travel Restrictions

    C A V E A T This article was submitted as PDF, this is why we don’t like PDF and prefer Word files, I am not sitting for an inordinate period removing line breaks added by Adobe Political Leader of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party ( SKNLP), Dr. Terance has called on Prime Minister […]

    June 28, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  15. Haematology, Neurosurgery, Diabetes and Psychiatry Out-Patient Clinics Return to QEH

    The Board of Management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) wishes to advise the public that effective Tuesday, June 7, 2022, its Haematology, Neurosurgery, Diabetes and Psychiatry Out-Patient Clinics will revert from the hospital’s Bellville Annex, to their previous location in the Main Out-Patients’ Block on the QEH compound. As such, patients attending these out-patient […]

    June 6, 2022HealthNo comments
  16. Hundreds Graduate from Ross University in Barbados and AUC in St Maarten

    Adtalem Global Education’s (NYSE: ATGE) medical schools, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) celebrated more than 750 medical school graduates during their commencement ceremonies in Miami. Graduates from Adtalem’s medical schools join a network of more than 275,000 Adtalem alumni, with 22,000 medical school alumni. […]

    June 4, 2022EducationNo comments
  17. World Pediatric Project Resumes Mission in Barbados

    World Pediatric Project (WPP) has resumed its mission to ensure that children in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean have access to advanced paediatric care. WPP’s representative to Barbados, Patricia Deane stated that “WPP is excited to be restarting our clinics in Barbados,” after a lull caused by the COVID-19 pandemic forced the organisation to temporarily […]

    May 28, 2022Featured, HealthNo comments
  18. Patrick Werleman Re-elected as Caribbean RADO Chairman

    Patrick Werleman has been re-elected as Chairman of the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO). Werleman, the Member Country Representative (MCR) for Aruba, was returned unopposed during the 2022 Annual General Meeting which ended on Sunday May 8th in Curaçao. Werleman has expressed his gratitude to members for entrusting him with a second term, particularly after […]

    May 17, 2022AthleticsNo comments
  19. New Intraoperative MRI offers hope to epileptic children: The most effective technology to combat epilepsy

    Around 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. The epilepsy mortality rate in Latin America and the Caribbean is 1.04 per 100,000 inhabitants, higher than the 0.50 per 100,000 inhabitants in the United States and Canada. It is estimated that up to 70% of people living […]

    April 16, 2022HealthNo comments
  20. RUBIS lends muscle to youth gym

    TeamRUBIS is supporting the work of the Heart and Stoke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) as they promote health and wellness among young Barbadians, especially those at risk for developing non-communicable diseases (NCD‘s). The energy company recently donated $1000 towards the further development of the HSFB Teenage Kicks YUTE Gym. Developed in 2015 as a not-for-profit […]

    April 14, 2022Athletics, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. CARPHA Receives High Praises from Member States for its Pandemic Response

    Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) from across the Caribbean were high in praises for the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on the leadership role it played, and continues to play in the Region’s COVID-19 response. This, as CARPHA hosted its first face-to-face meeting, since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, two years ago. 23 CMOs (18 […]

    April 12, 2022Health, Video GalleryNo comments

    Over the past two years, the Board of Management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital made a strategic decision to temporarily suspend visitation to minimise potential exposure of patients and staff to COVID-19. Although this decision was made for the greater good, we acknowledge that these restrictions were incredibly difficult for patients and their loved ones. […]

    April 1, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  23. QEH Appoints New Chief Operations Officer

    On Monday 14th February 2022, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) welcomed its new Chief Operations Officer (COO), Dr. Christine Greenidge D.H.A., R.N. At the tender age of 19, Dr. Greenidge deviated from her original career plan, choosing instead to begin her career in healthcare in the field of nursing. “Originally, when I was in high […]

    February 26, 2022HealthNo comments
  24. Urgent Blood Appeal from the QEH, Martindale’s Rd

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Blood Bank is issuing an urgent appeal for blood donations. Volunteers between the ages of 18 and 70, who weigh at least 110 pounds, and are in generally good health are asked to call the National Blood Collecting Centre at 836-7993 to make an appointment to donate blood. All blood […]

    February 22, 2022HealthNo comments
  25. THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY: starring Samuel L. Jackson

    Suddenly left without his trusted caretaker, Ptolemy Grey is assigned to the care of orphaned teenager, Robyn. When they learn about a treatment that will restore Ptolemy’s memories, it begins a journey towards shocking truths.

    February 9, 2022Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments