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Tag Archives: virus

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. POSITIVE CASE OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS AT CITY HOMELESS SHELTER

    On Monday February 8th, the Barbados Alliance to End Homelessness (BAEH) was informed that one of our clients tested positive for COVID-19. The BAEH immediately activated its COVID-19 protocols and closed down the building, in addition to alerting all of the relevant authorities and Ministries who we fall under. The Ministry of Health Team, Dr. […]

    February 10, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  13. Going to Harrison’s Point is NOT a Death Sentence: Confessions of an Asymptomatic

    CAVEAT I have images here which were accumulated while under Isolation, I made sure to include no depiction of Staff nor Patients and thus maintain confidentiality, if there are any objections still? I welcome official images to substitute them with. Please feel free to either contact me or send approved photography at airbourne@bajanreporter.com UNAVOIDABLE EXCLUSIVE? […]

    February 5, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  14. 93 Year Old Woman makes 16th COVID Fatality for Barbados

    Covid-19 has struck another death blow in Barbados. In the early hours of this morning, February 4, the disease claimed the life of a 93 year old Barbadian lady. With her passing, the number of Covid-19 related deaths in Barbados now stands at 16. At the time of her passing, the senior citizen had been […]

    February 4, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  15. UK to help Caribbean in its fight to identify new #COVID19 variants

    The UK will offer its world leading genomics expertise to help identify new variants of the virus that cause COVID-19 in countries in the Caribbean and around the world. The announcement comes as part of a speech delivered by UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock at Chatham House. As part of the UK’s Presidency of the […]

    January 30, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  16. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: “Thanks Personnel in COVID” by Dr Victor Eastmond

    “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb” Nelson Mandela Please read and understand the words of Nelson Mandela as we remember the COVID19 hill we recently climbed in 2020. My fear is for the future as we prepare to climb the economic and social hills that […]

    January 15, 2021Editorial, HealthNo comments
  17. Mandatory pre-departure COVID test required from 0400 GMT on 21 January for arrivals into England

    Mandatory pre-departure testing for all international arrivals to England will come into effect world-wide from15 January 2021, including for passengers departing from Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis and St Vincent & the Grenadines. A limited exemption has been granted until 21 January, 0400 GMT, for arrivals from Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda and St Lucia, […]

    January 15, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  18. JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19 SURGE & BARBADOS’ ENTERTAINMENT SECTOR

    The following is an official joint statement issued by The Barbados Association of Event Professionals (BAEP) and the Entertainment Association of Barbados (EAB). The EAB and the BAEP together represent the wide cross- section of people who work directly and indirectly in the creative economy, that is, the arts, events and entertainment sector. In light […]

    January 14, 2021Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  19. PAHO addresses COVID-19 surge in Barbados and other Easter Caribbean countries (why Magistrates need to issue harsher penalties for quarantine breaches)

    The Pan American Health Organization Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries calls for coordinated response and new public health and social measures to address increased COVID-19 cases in the countries. Over the past three weeks we have seen significant increases in the reported COVID-19 cases in many of the Eastern Caribbean Countries. These […]

    January 12, 2021HealthNo comments
  20. Understanding and collaboration critical for Barbados’ survival

    With the start of a New Year, we officially have moved away from 2020 which has been a remarkable year for every nation on this earth. Few nations, if any, have been spared the onset of the coronavirus since the United Nations declaration of the COVID-19 as a pandemic in mid-March this year. As we […]

    January 12, 2021Breaking News, EditorialNo comments
  21. Top 5 takeaways from Senator Walcott’s COVID update (Jan. 9)

    Summary of most recent Public Debriefing from Sen. The Dr Jerome X. Walcott on MOHW controlling the spread of the #Pandemic in #Barbados

    January 10, 2021Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. Rugby Barbados supports Public Safety Protocols

    The President and Executive Council of the Barbados Rugby Football wish everyone a safe, healthy and prosperous 2021! To this end, there will be no rugby training or matches as per Emergency Management (COVID-19) Protocol (Special Curfew) Directive, 2021, Section 5 b), “No person shall host or attend … a recreational or competitive sporting event.” […]

    January 7, 2021RugbyNo comments
  23. Difficult Conversations – Trust No One

    We are being told that since most of us have been vaccinated against viruses as children, we should not be concerned about taking the COVID-19 vaccination. We normally accept a medical professional’s advice without question. But these are not normal times. We live in a time when our historians can dream nightmares, and convince the […]

    December 30, 2020HealthNo comments
  24. Christmas In October? Worried for COVID19? Get protected…

    MESSAGE THE AGENT DIRECTLY BY CLICKING HERE

    October 5, 2020Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Still going strong: Serena Williams and her enduring champion status

    There are few names as synonymous with their sport as Serena Williams and tennis. Along with her sister Venus, Serena has brought women’s tennis to a new level of speed and physicality over the last 25 years or so, all while becoming one of the most decorated player in the history of the women’s game, […]

    September 4, 2020Featured, SportsNo comments