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Tag Archives: pests

  1. Caribbean lobsters threatened by recently discovered pathogens and parasites

    Recent research provides evidence that parasites and pathogens may impact a commercially important species which generates $500 million in income for fishers and close to $1 billion in export revenue each year. As global climate change and warmer water temperature can facilitate the spread of various pathogens in the ocean, increasing attention must be given […]

    March 4, 2021NatureNo comments
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. BLACKMAN AND GOLLOP PRIMARY TO REOPEN TUES. 27th FEB. 2018

    The Education Ministry is alerting parents and guardians of the Blackman and Gollop Primary School, Staple Grove, Christ Church, they’ll reopen tomorrow Tuesday 27th February. The school was closed for most of last week due to an infestation in that area of the plant known as cow itch. The Ministry of Education disclosed that Ministry […]

    February 26, 2018Education, FeaturedNo comments
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Barbadian Michael James to participate in U.S. Government-Sponsored Professional Exchange

    Barbadian Michael James will go to the United States this month on a professional exchange on invasive species management and eradication sponsored by the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. Mr. James is a senior agriculture officer in charge of plant pathology, plant protection, and epidemiology in […]

    October 25, 2014Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Agriculture experts urge; ‘We have to work all together to prevent the entry of Fusarium Wilt fungus into America’

    The Tropical Race 4 (TR4) of the Fusarium Wilt fungus has been severely affecting Southeast Asia’s banana and plantain crops. However, with the recent emergence of reports of this particular disease outside of Asia, the Caribbean banana industry is now at a severely high risk. As such, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), […]

    May 2, 2014Agriculture, HealthNo comments
  17. CARDI and Agricultural Agencies to host Sensitization & Regional Workshops on Fusarium Wilt

    A Sensitization Workshop on ‘the threat of Tropical 4 Race by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense – Fusarium Wilt (Panama Disease) of Bananas and Plantains‘ will be hosted at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday 30 April, 2014. The Workshop will include a Technical Feature on ‘Impacts, […]

    April 27, 2014Agriculture, NatureNo comments
  18. Bridgetown U.S. Embassy hosts ‘Strategies for the Eradication of the Giant African Land Snail and other invasive species.’

    The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS has invited Dr. Trevor Smith, a noted American entomologist, to host a series of workshops and public lectures in Barbados and St. Lucia about the successful management and eradication of the giant African land snail by the Florida Agricultural […]

    April 12, 2014NatureNo comments
  19. BARBADIANS ADVISED MORE FOGGING UP OF THE COUNTRY STARTS IN FULL NEXT WEEK

    The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health has advised members of the public that it will be carrying out fogging operations at the Ursuline Convent, Collymore Rock, St. Michael, Friday 7th June, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Persons with respiratory problems who are living or working in the immediate environs are asked to protect […]

    June 6, 2013Events, HealthNo comments
  20. BARBADOS VECTOR CONTROL UNIT WILL FOG UP ST PETER, ST MICHAEL & ST JAMES

    The Ministry of Health’s fogging programme will target three parishes across the island next week. On Monday 5 December, the team from the Vector Control Unit will go to districts in St. Peter. Maynards Tenantry, Maynards Development, Rose Hill, Benn Hill, Golden Mile, Golden Mile Terrace, Heywoods, Six Mens and the environs will be fogged. […]

    December 3, 2011Featured, HealthNo comments
  21. VECTOR CONTROL UNIT OF BARBADOS’ HEALTH MINISTRY SAYS THEY WON’T FOG UP ERROL BARROW DAY 2009

    The week, January 19 to 23, will be marked by three days of fogging in a number of St. Michael districts. However, there will be no fogging on Wednesday, January 21, Errol Barrow Day. Fogging starts on Monday, January 19, in Christ Church at Cane Vale Road, Cane Vale New Road, Cane Vale Crescent #1? […]

    January 19, 2009NewsNo comments
  22. BARBADOS CONTINUES TO SLUG IT OUT AGAINST THE GIANT AFRICAN SNAIL: TOWN HALL MEETING THU. FOR ST. GEORGE RESIDENTS

    With St. James residents salting away the success of a recently-concluded Giant African Snail hunt, residents of Cottage Grove, Bridgecot, Old Post Office and Belair in St. George are being invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the eradication or control of this pest in their districts. It will be held Thursday, September […]

    September 9, 2008NewsNo comments
  23. SNAIL HUNT MOVES TO ST. JOSEPH – TOWN HALL MEETING FOR LAMMINGS RESIDENTS FRIDAY

    Residents of Lammings, St. Joseph, and its environs, are being invited to a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development?s control programme for the Giant African Snail, this Friday, May 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Bernard?s Primary School. According to Entomologist, Brett Taylor, the meeting is also aimed […]

    May 29, 2008News1 comment