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Tag Archives: virus

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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 “Future-Tourism (FUT-Tourism): […]

    May 19, 2021Featured, TravelNo comments
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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, Health1 comment
  25. 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