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Tag Archives: pandemic

  1. #ICYMI? Cleanup requires 1,500 extra hands (Infographics)

    Barbados’ national cleanup campaign is about to get bigger. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley revealed yesterday she would be upsizing the complement from the Ministry of Transport and Works which has been hard at work the past four days, by hiring around 1 500 temporary workers to hit the highways and secondary roads in the […]

    April 16, 2021Controversy, Photo GalleryNo comments
  2. Bajans must note how Directive (No. 8) takes effect from Monday 12th April 2021

    During yesterday evening’s Press conference, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley inadvertently stated that the new COVID-19 Directive, which further relaxes measures that were implemented to contain the spread of the virus, will take effect from April 11, 2021. Therefore, Barbadians should be aware they should continue to observe all protocols contained in the current Directive […]

    April 9, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. PMO Barbados’ Response to Social Media Post of Good Friday incident

    Within recent hours, a social media post regarding an incident at Deacon’s Road on Good Friday has been gaining significant traction, even though the salacious details at its core are untrue. While citizens, for whatever reason, are free to comment on and even criticize the words or actions of any other citizens, including the Prime […]

    April 3, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy alerts to Change of Opening Hours at All Markets for Easter

    All fish markets across Barbados will open from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm from Wednesday 31st March. This is due to the emergency directives now allowing for persons to leave home at 5:00 am, however all Markets will follow Emergency Directive No 7 and remain shut all day on Good Friday 2nd April and Easter […]

    March 30, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. CLARIFICATION: Emergency Management (COVID-19) Orders & (Curfew) Directive (No. 7)

    Click the link to download the most recent directives, Emergency Management (COVID-19) Orders & (Curfew) Directive (No. 7).

    March 28, 2021Breaking News, Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. Volunteer Ministers from the Freewinds Mobilize to Train Key Hotel Staff in Cleaning & Sanitisation

    With the intention of making Aruba the safest place on earth the Volunteer Ministers from the Freewinds are training hotel staffs on the most effective cleaning and sanitization materials and techniques to ensure hotels are safe for the staff and visitors. The purpose is to increase tourism and expand the economy of the island. The […]

    March 26, 2021HealthNo comments
  7. Scotiabank joins Mastercard in the launch of the Priceless Planet Coalition in the Caribbean

    Scotiabank joins Mastercard on the expansion of the Priceless Planet Coalition to generate climate change awareness and impact across four Caribbean countries: Jamaica, Barbados, The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. As part of the launch of this initiative, Scotiabank cardholders can contribute to different forestation initiatives through online purchases made with their ScotiaCard. This global […]

    March 25, 2021BusinessNo comments
  8. THE CONSEQUENCES OF COVID-19 ON THE CURACAO 2021 ELECTION

    In the March 14th Governmental press conference, Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth; Curacao’s leading epidemiologist for COVID-19 Taskforce, and Eugene Rhuggenaath informed Curacao about some COVID-19 measurements and precautions, as it relates to the topic of the Curacao National Election, slated for March 19th, 2021 from 8am to 8pm at more than 100 voting station. COVID-19 MEASUREMENTS […]

    March 23, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  9. Three quarters of CEOs predict a return to growth in 2021 – PwC’s 24th Global CEO Survey

    One year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, CEOs are voicing record levels of optimism in the global economic recovery, with 76% of business leaders predicting that economic growth will improve in 2021. The number is lower for Caribbean region CEOs, with 69% saying they believe global economic growth will improve. PwC’s 24th Annual Global […]

    March 19, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  10. REMINDER ABOUT WATERCRAFT OPERATIONS DURING COVID DIRECTIVES

    Please note under the current COVID directives, ALL watercraft operations – including private charters and pleasure cruises – are not currently permitted. Persons are therefore reminded that they should not be operating any of these vessels at sea until further notice. Any person currently engaging in this practice is in breach of the current COVID-19 […]

    March 16, 2021HealthNo comments
  11. Antigua & Barbuda’s Prime Minister debunks UK claim of Variant

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne dismissed to inaccurate information in media in the United Kingdom and the Caribbean, alleging that “an Antigua variant” has been discovered in the UK by Public Health England (PHE) – an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister […]

    March 16, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  12. Ambassador Chad Blackman meets with Acting UNCTAD Secretary-General

    Ambassador Chad Blackman, Barbados’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva, held talks with the recently appointed UNCTAD Acting Secretary-General, Ms. Isabelle Durant. Ms. Durant, whose substantive post is Deputy Secretary-General, was appointed acting Secretary-General on 16 February 2021, following the resignation of Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, which took effect on […]

    March 5, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  13. Nevisian Leader encouraging his countrymen to get vaccinated against COVID-19

    Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is advocating that all Nevisians get vaccinated against COVID-19. Speaking at his monthly press conference on February 25, 2021, the Premier said having taken his first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on February 25, 2021, he wanted to assure the […]

    March 3, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  14. Texas governor lifts mask mandate

    (CNN) Dallas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he’s lifting the mask mandate in Texas, even as health officials warn not to ease safety restrictions.

    March 2, 2021Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  15. USA – #Cuba normalization could increase production of #COVID19 vaccines

    If U.S. President, Joe Biden, eases the trade embargo against Cuba, one benefit to developing countries, including the Caribbean, could be greater access to coronavirus vaccines at an affordable price. Cuban scientists have been working on four vaccine candidates to counter the virus. They believe that their most successful candidate, Sovereign 2, will enter a […]

    March 2, 2021Breaking News, Editorial, HealthNo comments
  16. COVAX Vaccines Allocation from PAHO includes Barbados & Eastern Caribbean

    The COVAX Facility announced its final allocation of COVID-19 vaccines for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean countries, to receive a proportion of 16% to 20% of their population coverage. The countries will receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine which recently was approved for Emergency Use List (EUL) by World Health Organization. The countries were allocated the […]

    March 1, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  17. UWI continues COVID response “UWI CARES” initiative

    The University of the West Indies is providing urgently needed humanitarian relief to suspected victims of human trafficking that combines dried & canned food, basic PPE (mask & and sanitizer), toiletries and infant food in order to support both adults and child victims of human trafficking and to support vulnerable people during the second national […]

    February 27, 2021EducationNo comments
  18. CARICOM Heads of Government to meet this week

    The roll-out of COVID-19 Vaccines will be among major matters for deliberation when CARICOM Heads of Government hold their Thirty-Second Inter-Sessional Meeting, under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago, both today and tomorrow. Access to vaccines is regarded as crucial to curbing the spread of COVID-19 infections in the […]

    February 24, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  19. “Difficult Conversations – Heroes” by Grenville Phillips II

    We have critical questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. We have highly qualified medical professionals who treasure their reputations enough to tell us the truth. We have a Prime Minister who has asked for difficult questions, and instructed our professionals to answer such questions on live TV. What can possibly go wrong? NO ANSWERS. I have […]

    February 18, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  20. Rugby Barbados: “Safety First!”

    The extension of the “National Pause” until February 28, 2021, has further pushed back the restart of Rugby Union in Barbados. The directive issued by the Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley, extends the current ban on sporting activities such as rugby due to community transmission of the COVID-19 virus. As the people of Barbados mourn […]

    February 17, 2021Photo Gallery, RugbyNo comments
  21. Full Latveria in your crutch, no venturing anywhere this weekend, Fri 19th Feb. 7:00 pm until Mon 22nd Feb, 6:00 am

    VIKTOR VON DOOM IS RIGHT, FULL METAL JACKETED FISTS AND EQUALLY NAILED BOOTS – NO COOPERATION? NO MERCY!

    February 17, 2021Breaking News, Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  22. COVID-19 UPDATE: 126 NEW CASES, 38 RECOVERIES, THREE DEATHS

    There were 126 new positive COVID-19 cases on Monday, February 15. The new cases include results of samples from over a 12-day period, as the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory works to reduce the backlog created by the temporary use of manual extraction in the processing of samples. Three COVID-19 deaths were recorded – a […]

    February 17, 2021Breaking News, Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  23. Colonel Bostic, Health Minister of Barbados, lays gauntlet down: no errands nor beaches for population this weekend

    Government will be introducing a weekend curfew, as part of efforts to further restrict unnecessary movement, which has been deemed a contributing factor to the spread of COVID-19. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, made the announcement during today’s press briefing, as he expressed concern about persons who appeared to be “leaving […]

    February 17, 2021Breaking News, Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. 21 fatalities in Barbados from the COVID Pandemic, 79 year old man is latest victim – highlighting necessity of vaccine for Elderly

    Barbados’ death toll from Covid-19 rose to 21 on Thursday with the passing of yet another national. A 79 year old male is the most recent to be felled by the viral illness. The gentleman was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on February 7, from where he was sent to Enmore. Two days later, […]

    February 13, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  25. Two More COVID Fatalities, Barbados’ record reaches 20

    Barbados’ death toll from Covid-19 rose to 20 yesterday as a result of the passing of two more Barbadians. The first death was that of a 53 year-old female with a history of chronic noncommunicable diseases. She died at Harrison Point where she had been a patient for 3 days, following a positive PCR test […]

    February 10, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments