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  1. St Kitts Nevis Labour Party Demands Lifting of COVID19 Travel Restrictions

    C A V E A T This article was submitted as PDF, this is why we don’t like PDF and prefer Word files, I am not sitting for an inordinate period removing line breaks added by Adobe Political Leader of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party ( SKNLP), Dr. Terance has called on Prime Minister […]

    June 28, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  2. PRIME MINISTER OF BARBADOS NOW IN ISOLATION AFTER POSITIVE RESULTS

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has tested positive for COVID 19. It is a mild case and she has indicated that she is doing well. The Doctors have advised that she will remain at home until they determine otherwise. Deputy Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw will perform the functions of Prime Minister during this period.

    June 20, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  3. Suggestions For The Pandemic by Dr Victor Eastmond (Ret’d)

    My question today is “How serious are we about improving the status of Barbados during this Covid-19 pandemic?” Dr. Etienne of PAHO has continually observed there is a need to take the pandemic seriously but discussion still continue about individuals’ rights and/or mandates. I hope the editor will publish my personal view on this subject […]

    April 5, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  4. Changes In Pandemic Directive Coming As COVID Cases reduce

    Barbados’ COVID-19 situation is “under control and getting better“. This assessment came today from Minister of Health and Wellness, Ian Gooding-Edghill, as he participated in a COVID-19 Update and Press Conference with a number of health officials, and Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.  

    February 27, 2022Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. All Covid-19 restrictions lifted in the DR, universities take to hybrid teaching models

    DR’s President Luis Abinader announced on 16 February 2022 the lifting of all Covid-19 restrictions. The Ministry of Superior Education (Mescyt) has called for universities to return to face-to-face teaching. Yet, several universities announce many of their courses will continue online. The largest in the country, the state UASD university, says face-to-face programs will not […]

    February 25, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  6. 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
  7. QEH ESTABLISHES ASSESSMENT CENTRES TO AID HOME ISOLATION EFFORTS

    In an effort to further support the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Home Isolation Programme, active since Tuesday 8th February 2022, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will establish an Assessment and Urgent Care Centre and an Assessment and Isolation Centre. The Belleville Assessment and Urgent Care Centre will be located at the 4H/Sparman Hospital in 6th […]

    February 17, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  8. Father challenges Bermuda’s legality of Covid tests for children’s re-entry to school

    A father in Bermuda asked for a judicial review of the David Burt administration’s requirement for children to have routine coronavirus tests to attend school there… , a father of four, with one at public school, said he wanted to question the legal authority for routine testing, including for public health purposes. According to the […]

    January 31, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  9. SCHOOLS ACROSS ST KITTS & NEVIS REOPEN FOR FACE TO FACE INSTRUCTION; SKN MINISTER POWELL SAYS EDUCATING OF STUDENTS IS PARAMOUNT

    All schools across the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis reopened for face-to-face instruction on January 24, 2022. During a recorded message, Minister of Education the Hon. Jonel Powell stressed the importance of ensuring the safety of both students and staff alike on school premises as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “Two weeks ago, I announced […]

    January 25, 2022Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  10. 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
  11. (Out Of Caution) Krosfyah Pop-Up Event now 21st January 2022

    It is with great regret that the management of Live Wire Entertainment and Halo Ultra Lounge, St Lawrence Gap, announce the postponement of The Big Soca Pop Up Party “Jump Start” featuring krosfyah slated for Jan 1, 2022. Sadly, we learned how two persons who work with the Band tested positive for COVID-19. Due to […]

    January 2, 2022Featured, MusicNo comments
  12. ST KITTS & NEVIS PATRIOTS PLAYER FORCED OUT OF HERO CPL AFTER DISOBEYING PROTOCOLS

    St Kitts & Nevis Patriots player Mikyle Louis has been forced to leave the 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) following a breach of the tournament operating protocols, and will take no further part in this year’s tournament. The Hero CPL protocols for 2021 state, inter alia, the following: “The tournament bubble will be maintained […]

    August 30, 2021Breaking News, Cricket, FeaturedNo comments
  13. Nevis acquires PCR machine, their Alexandra Hospital now equipped to do COVID-19 testing

    The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has secured a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine that will allow for COVID-19 testing to be carried out at their Alexandra Hospital laboratory on Nevis. Premier Mark Brantley, Senior Minister of Health in the NIA, made the announcement during his monthly press conference on August 26, 2021. “I am very […]

    August 29, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Bridgetown Market closed for rest of the week

    Patrons and fisherfolk should be aware the Bridgetown Fish Market will be closed for the remainder of this week. The market is being closed after being informed of two positive COVID cases, therefore all staff and personnel from the Bridgetown complex have been advised to be tested. The City facility will also undergo a thorough […]

    August 4, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  17. BUSHY PARK SPRINT TO START RALLY CLUB SEASON: Action behind closed doors in line with Covid-19 protocols

    The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Driver’s and Class Championships will kick off on Saturday, June 5 with a Double-Header Sprint at Bushy Park, St Philip. In line with current Covid-19 protocols, the event will run behind closed doors, with no spectators on site and no passengers or navigators allowed, although competitors will get the chance […]

    May 30, 2021RallyNo comments
  18. NIA implements COVID-19 restrictions as contact tracing from recent outbreak extends to Nevis

    The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has closed all schools on Nevis for two weeks since May 25, 2021 out of an abundance of caution in light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 on St. Kitts. “I am to say to you that the contact tracing has also started in Nevis. You know why? Because there […]

    May 27, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  19. Airbnb confirms more than 100 alliances to help reactivate tourism, including CTO in the Caribbean

    Airbnb participated during the High-level Discussion “The Future of Tourism, what is next?” organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, as part of the Future Tourism Regional Policy Dialogues. In the chat, the Airbnb platform, the future of travel and the Digital Nomads trend were discussed. The “” project […]

    May 19, 2021Featured, TravelNo comments
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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