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Tag Archives: medicine

  1. Chattel House Books – Sat. 7th Feb: Sir Henry Fraser Book Signing (Autographing)

    Sir Henry’s contribution to medicine in Barbados is one of utter success and consistent achievements that will never be forgotten. He is also known for his books on local architecture, which are all available at Chattel House Books!

    February 8, 2015Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  2. Market Vendor, is that you? Cor-Blimmuh! Check the 2014 Independence Day Honours List

    His Excellency the Governor-General, Sir Elliott Belgrave, GCMG, K.A., has consented to the announcement of National Honours on the occasion of the Forty-eighth Anniversary of the Independence of Barbados. The Barbados National Honours and Decorations Systems was instituted by Letters Patent dated July 25, 1980. (EDITOR’s NOTE: this year’s crop is very odd, not so […]

    November 30, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  3. Barbados bids Farewell to Ambassador Lissette Perez of the Republic of Cuba November 3, 2014Events, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. Roseau Doctor loses major negligence case: Judge awards minor damages

    Dominica’s High court Judge Errol Thomas ruled in favour of Enis St. Rose Johnson, as personal representative of Cassandra Muriel St. Rose (now deceased), who had sued Dr. Roberson Thomas and the Attorney General of Dominica in claim DOMHCV2012/0329 for negligence. The matter has to do with the death of a patient at the Princess […]

    October 14, 2014HealthNo comments

    Set in New York City, circa 1900, THE KNICK is the story of the Knickerbocker Hospital, which is home to groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff who push the boundaries of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. Starring Clive Owen and directed by Steven Soderbergh, the drama series continues its […]

    September 14, 2014Featured, HealthNo comments
  6. UWI disappointed as facility Advised of U.S. Health Department’s Policy Shift in AIDS and HIV Funding

    The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) which manages US funding for HIV/AIDS globally, has advised The University of the West Indies that as a result of a global policy shift, funding for The UWI based Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Programme (CHART) and other funded health […]

    September 7, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. ‘Lucy’ Interview: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, and Director Luc Besson August 5, 2014Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. MEDICAL DRAMA SERIES “THE KNICK” PREMIERES ON MAX: Directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen – New series premieres on Aug. 15th in the C’bean

    Set in downtown New York in 1900, The Knick – short for The Knickerbocker Hospital – centers on the trailblazing surgeons, nurses and staff pushing the boundaries of medicine in a time of shockingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. The hospital is in a state of turmoil due to a decline in affluent patrons […]

    August 3, 2014CinemaNo comments
  9. Barbados Police seek Missing man – Carl Mascoll

    The RBPF are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing man. Missing is Carl Dacosta Mascoll 66 years of Kingsland Park, Christ Church. He was last seen on Monday 14th July 2014. Description Anyone with information relative to the whereabouts of Carl Dacosta Mascoll asked to contact the Emergency number 211, or the nearest […]

    July 19, 2014CrimeNo comments
  10. Aware to Care 5K Walk, Bay Street Esplanade: 1st Boy to Finish

    The business community, organizations, and individuals were so compelled to assisting us in our fight; they supported us in becoming a reality through the support they offered in so many ways. To this end we want to mention them as an opportunity to provide them with thanks. They were gracious in their offerings and we […]

    July 6, 2014Events, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and formally charged Sabastian Thorpe, 36 year old fisherman of Porters Road, Queens Street, St. Peter, and Junior Mascoll 28 year old Groom, of Pipers Avenue, Bayville, St. Michael for the following offences: 1. Possession 2. Possession with intent to supply 3. Trafficking; and 4. Importation of 661 […]

    June 22, 2014CrimeNo comments
  12. Unbowed: Bermuda’s Opposition Leader stands by cannabis claims

    BERMUDA’S Opposition Leader Marc Bean “absolutely” stands by his backing of cannabis tea as a medicine, including using it to treat his own daughter’s asthma. Asked about the risk of administering psychoactive substances to children, Mr Bean told The Royal Gazette that the drug didn’t carry that risk when consumed in tea. “THC is not […]

    June 7, 2014Health, PoliticalNo comments
  13. Does the Barbados Government do enough for Pesticides? Health experts want more Warning Signs posted…

    If boxes of cigarettes can have labels screaming at users their danger for consumption, if Barbadians get signs warning them as they drive along if a crew is digging up a roadway – then similar labelling should be mandatory for junk food in stores and better signage for the travelling public when spraying crops can […]

    April 2, 2014HealthNo comments

    Barbados Fertility Centre (BFC) has AGAIN been awarded the Gold Seal of approval from the Joint Commission International, after continuing to excel in the highest standards of patient care. This is the third time that BFC has achieved this prestigious award! Joint Commission International (JCI) is the US health facility accreditation programme that set stringent […]

    February 19, 2014Featured, HealthNo comments
  15. Grafted Narratives: Mere Et Fils, Speightstown

    If you’ve ever felt like there wasn’t a word for something you were trying to describe, perhaps you should have asked the plants. Susan Mains and Asher Mains have done just that. Bringing a veritable garden of new paintings and installations from Grenada, Susan and Asher Mains will be divulging the plants’ secrets at the […]

    February 9, 2014PaintingNo comments
  16. Upcoming: Best of ASCO – Cancer Conference, Dec. 1st & 2nd, 2013 in Barbados November 25, 2013Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. UWI’s Single Virtual University Space Takes Off With Telemedecine Transmission

    The University of the West Indies (UWI) launched its Single Virtual University Space (SVUS) with a telemedicine pilot at the Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit (HWFMU) in The University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona. The first telemedicine broadcast by The UWI was broadcast to medical students and faculty at the Open Campus sites in […]

    November 24, 2013Education, HealthNo comments
  18. Stop Our Slide? Was all really done to ensure a Non-Partisan rally concerning (possible lack of) Barbadian Governance?

    In my view, there is no doubt that far better can be done to ensure Barbados is under better administration – in fact, I would go so far as to say that when the late Sir Richie Haynes created the National Democratic Party in 1989 he was at least two decades ahead of his time… […]

    November 17, 2013Political, ReviewNo comments
  19. Transatlantic Rower Briefs Equatorial Guinea Ambassador To UN

    Victor Mooney of Queens briefed H.E. Anatolio Ndong Mba, Ambassador for Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations on his upcoming five-thousand mile solo transatlantic row this afternoon. Afterwards, Mr. Mooney went into detail on his preferred rowing route and discussed the importance of having a formative support team. The Head of State, H.E. Obiang Nguema […]

    November 16, 2013Sports, TravelNo comments
  20. “How Much Is A Life Worth?” by David A. Comissiong

    How much is one precious God-given human life worth? Is it worth, one hundred thousand dollars? One million dollars? Or even thirty-five million dollars? Back in February of 2013, Dr. Dexter James, the Chief Executive Officer of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, revealed in a Press Conference that the QEH was facing a severe problem of […]

    November 1, 2013Editorial, HealthNo comments

    Delegates from the lab, medical, clinical and admin departments of the Barbados Fertility Clinic went to ASRM Boston earlier in October. The BFC team deliberated and reached a conclusion in attending the 69th American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Annual Meeting at Boston, Massachusetts, was considered key in accelerating desires of would-be parents. The field of […]

    October 29, 2013Health, TravelNo comments
  22. DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, Fea. Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner & Jared Leto – Drama (Based on True Story)

    Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned […]

    August 30, 2013Cinema, Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  23. Movie Review: ‘Elysium’ by or, “White Folk in Space”?

    Our good buds over at hooked us up with their latest review of ‘Elysium‘!

    August 16, 2013Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. Dominican Republic celebrating tuberculosis cure

    In a “Rejoice in being healthy” ceremony held yesterday, Wednesday 17 July, Santo Domingo’s Ministry of Public Health celebrated the fact that around 18,000 people in the country have been cured of tuberculosis, equivalent to 82% of sufferers, while others are still in the process of being treated. The deputy minister of Collective Health, Rafael […]

    July 18, 2013HealthNo comments
  25. Join BFC During National Infertility Awareness Week: April 21 – April 28 2013

    Infertility is an emotional and painful matter that most women prefer to keep private but National Infertility Awareness Week is about bringing the subject to the forefront of everyone’s minds so that friends and family can support those who sometimes suffer silently. It is also about changing the publics’ perception about infertility. National Infertility Awareness […]

    April 19, 2013HealthNo comments