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Tag Archives: pandemic

  1. Bridgetown U.S. Embassy to host Facebook Live Vaccine Discussion with CDC Caribbean Regional Office Director

    On Thursday, September 23, at 10a.m, the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS will host a Facebook Live discussion with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Caribbean Regional Office Director Dr. Varough Deyde. The session will allow the public to ask their questions about vaccines in real-time. The […]

    September 23, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  2. #1 BEAUTY SUPPLY DONATES SELF-STERILIZATION STATION TO ROYAL BARBADOS POLICE FORCE

    In a brief ceremony conducted at the headquarters of the Royal Barbados Police Force on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021, the Royal Barbados Police Force was the recipient of a generous gift of a Self-Sterilization Centre donated to the Force by #1 Beauty Supply, BGI Beauty Inc. The ceremony was also witnessed by Mr. Oral Williams, […]

    September 21, 2021HealthNo comments
  3. Dominican Republic’s medical community open to vaccinating children under 12 years of age

    The director of the largest pediatrics public hospital, the Dr. Robert Reid Cabral in Santo Domingo, and the president of the Dominican Medical Association (CMD) are open to vaccinating children 6 to 11 years. The Delta variant now in circulation in the Dominican Republic has been known to affect younger children more than the other […]

    September 20, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  4. Barbados Olympic Association Announces their 2021 International Young Participants

    When the virtual 61st International Session for Young Participants, hosted by the International Olympic Academy (IOA) gets underway this Friday, September 17, The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) will be proudly represented by Rohansonn Waithe, Treasurer of the Barbados Chess Federation and track and field athlete, Ayanna Morgan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two-week […]

    September 17, 2021AthleticsNo comments
  5. “What’s on my mind?” by Krystle Howell (Pandemic Thoughts)

    What’s on my mind? Why do we keep doing the same thing with regards to covid and curfews and expecting a different result? Why do we keep taking the “easy” way out when it just makes a bigger mess for us all down the road? Why do we think it makes sense to allow persons […]

    September 13, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  6. Ministry of Maritime Affairs adjusts operating hours of Fish Markets in keeping with revised Curfew

    Fish markets across Barbados will have changes to their operating hours, now operating from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with immediate effect. Sundays will be 7:00 am until 1:00 pm – except Speightstown which is closed Sundays. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy continues to remind the fishing […]

    September 11, 2021Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  7. Delta Variant allows QEH to get stroppy about who comes in, expect Guards to be more Unmannerly

    To further reduce crowding in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and their Belleville Annex, out-patients are asked to present to their respective clinics unaccompanied, and to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment time. Only out-patients who are: 1. Minors i.e. children under the age of 18 2. Elderly, who are at high […]

    September 10, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  8. 12 take first dose as Nevis rolls out Pfizer vaccines

    Twelve persons have received a first dose as the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) rolled out the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Nevis on Wednesday, September 01, 2021. The doses were administered to the 12 adults at the Charlestown Health Centre. Dr. Judy Nisbett, Medical Officer of Health and Chair of the Nevis COVID-19 Task Force, welcomed […]

    September 8, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  9. First CARICOM-Africa Summit to begin 7th September

    History will be made tomorrow 7th September 2021, when the inaugural CARICOM-Africa Summit is held. Kenya will host the virtual event under the theme ‘Unity Across Continents and Oceans: Opportunities for Deepening Integration‘. His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, will chair the Summit. Plans for Kenya to host a CARICOM and Africa Summit in […]

    September 6, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  10. Companies closing on suspected cases creates strain on maximised Healthcare resources

    Operators of businesses are being advised that it is unnecessary and counterproductive to shut down their operations and send their entire staff to be tested each time they learn of a confirmed positive or suspected case of COVID-19 among their employees. This practice, said Chief Medical Officer, Dr Kenneth George, has resulted in unnecessary pressure […]

    September 6, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  11. ST KITTS & NEVIS PATRIOTS PLAYER FORCED OUT OF HERO CPL AFTER DISOBEYING PROTOCOLS

    St Kitts & Nevis Patriots player Mikyle Louis has been forced to leave the 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) following a breach of the tournament operating protocols, and will take no further part in this year’s tournament. The Hero CPL protocols for 2021 state, inter alia, the following: “The tournament bubble will be maintained […]

    August 30, 2021Breaking News, Cricket, FeaturedNo comments
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Queens Man Brings Arthur Ashe Day Back to U.S. Open

    In lieu of U.S. Open cancelling Arthur Ashe Day due to COVID-19, Don Victor Mooney of Kew Gardens Hills and President of H.R. 1242 Resilience Project, hopes to keep Arthur Ashe legacy relevant in these challenging times. Arthur Ashe advocated the power of education. In Richmond, Virginia, a bronze statue depicts him surrounded by children, […]

    August 20, 2021SportsNo comments
  15. USA envoys Deliver 52,650 Pfizer Vaccines to St Lucia

    The United States donated 52,650 COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine doses free of charge to the people of Saint Lucia on Tuesday, August 17. U.S. Ambassador to Saint Lucia Linda Taglialatela joined Prime Minister Philip Pierre at the George F.L. Charles Airport to welcome the vaccines, a direct result of cooperation between the United States and Saint […]

    August 19, 2021HealthNo comments
  16. Biden Administration of USA Donates Pfizer Vaccines to Barbados & Eastern Caribbean

    The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown is pleased to announce the delivery of nearly 200,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. These vaccines are donated to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean by the U.S. Government as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global vaccine sharing framework. This donation is in addition […]

    August 14, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  17. Mandatory Vaccination to rescuing the Economy in the Era of Vaccine Hesitancy and Skepticism

    Public health measures often were mandated by governments to protect the wellbeing of individuals or communities. Such policies can be ethically justified, as they may be crucial to protect the health and wellbeing of the public. Although vaccines are one of the most effective tools for protecting people against COVID-19, vaccines alone won’t stop the […]

    August 5, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  18. Bridgetown Market closed for rest of the week

    Patrons and fisherfolk should be aware the Bridgetown Fish Market will be closed for the remainder of this week. The market is being closed after being informed of two positive COVID cases, therefore all staff and personnel from the Bridgetown complex have been advised to be tested. The City facility will also undergo a thorough […]

    August 4, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  19. UK and CARICOM continue engagement on access to finance

    Earlier this month, CARICOM and the United Kingdom co-hosted a virtual dialogue on the issue of access to finance. The event was opened by UK Minister of State responsible for the Caribbean, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon and Assistant Secretary General of CARICOM, Joseph Cox. Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Chairman of CARICOM, […]

    July 29, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  20. 2 members of QEH Laundry Department test positive for COVID-19

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in its continuing efforts to keep the public informed on matters related to COVID-19 at the hospital wishes to advise the general public that on Tuesday, July 20, two members of its Laundry Department tested positive for COVID-19. Following the first positive result, the Ministry of Health and Wellness immediately commenced […]

    July 23, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  21. SOL RALLY BARBADOS 2021 POSTPONED

    The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) reluctantly chose to postpone Sol Rally Barbados 2021, which was scheduled for the weekend of September 25/26, and King of the Hill, which would have run on the Sunday before. A statement from the Committee of Management said: “We have not taken this decision lightly and have done so with […]

    July 21, 2021Breaking News, Featured, RallyNo comments
  22. Fair Future for Seafarers: Message from Kirk D. M. Humphrey, MP – Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy

    Today, I wish to join with fellow Barbadians and the global community in celebrating the significant contribution that seafarers have made to the development of Barbados and the world economy. The theme “Fair Future for Seafarers” chosen for this year’s celebration is particularly relevant in light of the extraordinary circumstances seafarers have found themselves in […]

    June 25, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  23. Wisconsin’s mantra, “Forward”? Make that “Backward”

    I’m inviting all the world’s press, not just the African continent, to come see. Wisconsin’s new 486 Pentium III computer! There’s a message in here somewhere. The question is, if the state of Wisconsin can’t handle President Biden s American Rescue Plan, what about Africa? Where does aid money go, when the US drops a […]

    June 9, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  24. Pandemic Restrictions lighten once more; Horse-Racing and Shopping on Sundays gradually allowed

    Plus, the long awaited plea for Sunday shopping to resume was answered and will resume on June 13 under the new directive which also paves the way for sports to resume without spectators, subject to protocols. Meanwhile, competitive sports, including horseracing, can safely operate once given the nod by the Covid-19 Monitoring Unit. Abrahams said […]

    June 8, 2021Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Nevis passes the 4000 mark for COVID-19 vaccinations, almost 500 vaccinated in 3 days

    Nevisian Premier Mark Brantley, Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), is encouraged that as at May 26th, over 4,000 persons on Nevis had taken their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. He said since the recent outbreak of the virus on St. Kitts, there has been an uptick in the number […]

    May 31, 2021HealthNo comments