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Tag Archives: vaccination

  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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Letter To the Editor: “Return to a Paradise” by Dr Victor Eastmond

    There are currently more questions than I can answer and hence I hope this letter encourages responses. The first one is “How can Barbados return to normal?” It is my opinion that our country can return to the Pre-Covid era by either turning the clock back or have the island fully vaccinated along with adherence […]

    May 25, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  14. Santo Domingo’s Ministry of Education gets to work to authorize the reopening of all of their schools

    The Dominican Republic’s government and their Ministry of Education has seen the light. After schools have been closed for in-person learning since mid-March 2020, matters are changing now. Their Ministry of Education issued a short notice where it announces it will adhere to the decisions of the Ministry of Public Health and the Health Cabinet […]

    May 13, 2021EducationNo comments
  15. PAHO calls for closing vaccination gap generated by COVID-19 pandemic disruption

    On the eve of Vaccination Week in the Americas, PAHO urged countries to close the immunization gap that resulted in hundreds of thousands of children missing vaccinations last year. The decline in immunization was partly due to interruptions in health services because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The call for stepped up immunization coincides with the […]

    April 28, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  16. Virgin Atlantic becomes first UK airline to begin IATA Travel Pass live trials

    Virgin Atlantic customers can now experience how digital health passes will help streamline journeys when the skies reopen, as the first live trials of the IATA Travel Pass by a UK airline has begun. Customers on flight VS131, travelling for permitted reasons from London Heathrow to Barbados, were invited to download the free smartphone app […]

    April 27, 2021Featured, TravelNo comments
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. An Open Letter to those in charge of the Barbados COVID-19 Vaccine Programme

    I Have Questions… The polite version of what I want to say is this: What the red rotating rangate is going on? I registered 12 days ago and have yet to receive any word on where or when I can get my vaccination… On the one hand we have the official advice to “Wait for […]

    March 1, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  21. 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
  22. “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
  23. Legal minefield on Bermuda’s workplace vaccine policy, lawyer warns

    Employers should talk to their staff if they planned to introduce Covid-19 vaccination policies, a lawyer said yesterday. She said: “In high-risk workplaces where an employer does consider it necessary in the specific circumstances of the workplace to require that its employees take the vaccine, then a new condition of employment that an employee be […]

    February 14, 2021BusinessNo comments
  24. Opposition Leader of #Castries Thanks #Barbados & Dominica For #COVID19 Vaccine Donation

    Philip J. Pierre, Leader of the Opposition and Political Leader extends appreciation on behalf of the Saint Lucia Labour Party and the people of Saint Lucia to Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley and Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit for sharing 3000 doses of Oxford #AstraZeneca with Saint Lucia. He said “the kind […]

    February 14, 2021HealthNo comments
  25. 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