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  1. Caribbean Development Bank and Global Affairs Canada collaborate with PAHO on vaccine uptake project

    The Caribbean will be the focus of a new initiative aimed at promoting COVID-19 vaccine uptake among healthcare workers and most at-risk populations. This collaborative effort by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Global Affairs Canada and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) promises to be a community driven, inclusive, culturally-responsive and evidence-informed approach to addressing […]

    March 3, 2022Featured, HealthNo comments
  2. Low vaccination rates in the Caribbean must be urgently redressed to halt spread of COVID-19, according to PAHO

    Low vaccination coverage in many countries of the Caribbean must be urgently addressed to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable, warned PAHO Director, Carissa F. Etienne, with health care workers and the elderly remaining particularly at risk. Out of the 13 countries and territories in the Americas that have not yet […]

    February 24, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  3. United States Donates Additional 129,600 Pfizer Vaccines to Barbados

    The United States just donated an additional 129,600 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Barbados in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This U.S. donation is in addition to the 140,400 Pfizer vaccines delivered to Barbados within the past year. This week, the United States delivered more than 212,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to countries across […]

    February 20, 2022HealthNo comments
  4. New study sheds light on #COVID19 vaccine hesitancy in six Caribbean countries.

    Under 30, out of formal work and educated to secondary level is the typical profile of the person refusing COVID-19 vaccination in the Eastern Caribbean. This is according to a groundbreaking new study on vaccine hesitancy launched on Friday. Commissioned by UNICEF, funded by USAID and conducted by the Caribbean Development Research Services Inc (CADRES), […]

    January 18, 2022Featured, HealthNo comments
  5. Dominican Republic ponders if in-person learning should resume? Teleworking is back at Santo Domingo; this as health care workers affected

    Schools in the Dominican Republic are scheduled to reopen on 11th January 2022 after the Christmas, New Year and Three King holidays. But, that Caribbean neighbour is smack in the middle of the fifth wave of Covid-19 virus. The Omicron variant is the fastest spreading of all that have circulated. The Health Cabinet and the […]

    January 6, 2022HealthNo comments
  6. BOA To Institute Mandatory Vaccines for All Accredited Games Participants

    The Board of Directors of The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) has deliberated and  given the recent restrictions and challenges faced in attending regional and international  competitions, has decided to implement a mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy as a condition of  participation in Games for all accredited persons. Exempted from this policy are Government  Officials and […]

    December 26, 2021Breaking News, Featured, OlympicsNo comments

    Argentina donated 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Barbados. The shipment arrived last Saturday December 4th at 8:00 AM to the BGI Airport. According to the Charge d’Affaires Angel Dalmazzo, Argentina strongly believes that “No country will be safe until all countries are safe” and actively participate in the global system of reciprocity constituted by the […]

    December 6, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments

    Argentina revealed as part of the strategy of international reciprocity and solidarity aimed at equitable access to vaccines to reduce the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the current epidemiological situation in the country, it will send vaccines to other countries as a donation. In this case, 30,000 doses to Barbados. Argentina is part of […]

    December 1, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  9. 70,200 Pfizer Vaccines Arrive in Barbados

    Barbados is now perfectly provisioned for a major push to reach its COVID-19 vaccination target. This morning, Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw and Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, received the second tranche of a gift of vaccines from the United States — 70,200 doses. The vaccines, which arrived on a DHL […]

    November 4, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  10. United States Donates a Further US$2.5 Million to CARICOM for COVID-19 Response

    Building on the strong partnership with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the United States–through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)–announced $2.5 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for countries in the Eastern Caribbean region, The Bahamas, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago. This assistance will provide further support for the operational costs of COVID-19 vaccination […]

    October 26, 2021PoliticalNo comments

    Barbados’ efforts to fight the spread of Covid-19 got some added help on Tuesday with the donation of a mobile vaccination unit to the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) from the twelve local companies in the Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) group. The fully branded Nissan Urvan 2020, which will be part of the country’s mobile vaccination […]

    October 21, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    The CARICOM Secretariat has instituted measures as of 1st October, 2021 with respect to access to its offices across the Region in order to provide a safe working environment for its staff, in keeping with attempts to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus. These measures include proof of vaccination for staff members and all […]

    October 16, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  13. Dominican Republic’s Health Minister – The goal is to vaccinate 70% with two doses

    The DR’s Public Health Minister says new measures require the presentation of vaccination cards for Dominicans to enter public places and use public transport will be removed once 70% of the population has the two doses. Dr. Rivera says 70.3% of the population has at least one dose and on average 60% of the population […]

    October 15, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments

    UNCTAD’s 15th quadrennial conference (UNCTAD15) held 3 to 7 October adopted an agreement to promote inclusive and resilient economic recovery in developing countries as they grapple with unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, a debt crisis, the climate emergency and other unprecedented challenges. Multilateral spirit and leadership Secretary-General Grynspan commended the organization’s member states for their multilateral spirit […]

    October 12, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments

    Trinidad & Tobago’s IWRN is appealing to parents, guardians and caregivers to have their children between ages 12 to 18 VACCINATED. While online learning is the only feasible option to keep our children safe given the pandemic, after almost 18 months, it’s time for us to re-visit the holistic development of our nation’s children. The […]

    September 30, 2021HealthNo comments
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Fully Vaccinated People are 11 times Less Likely to Die of Covid

    With the raging growth of the Covid virus across the world, especially after the introduction to the delta variant, more and more countries are becoming cautious of the steps they take to combat further spread in the future.    However, the latest reports from US medical boards suggest that fully vaccinated people are 11x less […]

    September 14, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Bridgetown U.S. Embassy warns of COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement if heading USA

    All U.S. immigrant visa applicants are required to complete a medical examination as part of the normal application process. Effective October 1, a completed COVID-19 vaccine series is a new CDC requirement for U.S. immigrant visa medical examinations. The U.S.  Department of State is currently working with the CDC to implement this requirement. This requirement does not apply to […]

    September 5, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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