Daily Fogging To Combat Culex Mosquito

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The Environmental Health Department in the Ministry of Health is currently carrying out daily fogging exercises on the south coast as it seeks to control the proliferation of Culex mosquitoes in the area. Deputy Chief Environmental Health Officer, Ronald Chapman, reported that this was only one of the steps being taken in response to the increase in the mosquito population, …

Ministry Moving Swiftly To Stamp Out Violence

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will move swiftly to employ “all necessary measures” to prevent the recent scourge of violence exhibited in some of the island’s schools from spreading to others. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry, Senator Harcourt Husbands, made this assertion during a press briefing this afternoon at the Ministry’s Constitution Road, St. Michael headquarters, following …

Fresh Call To Return To Backyard Gardening

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If householders grow more of what they eat, over time they could not only help in the revitalisation of the agricultural sector, but also gradually reduce the need to import certain vegetables, herbs and fruits. Deputy Chief Agricultural Officer (CAO) with responsibility for crop production, Leslie Brereton, expressed this view at the opening of a four-part workshop series on plant …

2018-2019 Estimates Laid In Parliament

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Government’s Budget, setting out the Estimates of Expenditure and Revenue for the financial year 2018-2019, was today laid in Parliament, together with a projected forecast for the current financial year 2017-2018, and the Barbados Sustainable Recovery Programme (BSRP). These will form the basis of the Parliamentary Debate to ensue from February 12 to 16, 2018, on the Appropriation Bill. Revised …

National Cybersecurity Strategy Needed

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A National Cybersecurity Strategy needs to be urgently developed. This observation was made recently by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Civil Service, Alyson Forte, as he delivered remarks at a recent breakfast symposium hosted by his Ministry and the Data Processing Department, at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. Mr. Forte said the Ministry of the Civil Service fully supported …

Chief Agricultural Officer: Grow More Local Foods

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management’s efforts to encourage Barbadians to grow more local foods are picking up pace. This view was expressed by Chief Agricultural Officer, Lennox Chandler, as he addressed a recently held field day on local medicinal plants at the Ministry’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church compound. One of these efforts, he revealed, is …

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 2017-26

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Download a copy of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 2017-26 – Supplement to Official Gazette No. 103, dated 11th December 2017. See also: READ MORE Road Closure At Andromeda Botanical Gard… anemptytextlline READ MORE Recycling Project Launched At Ann Hill anemptytextlline READ MORE Transport Authority Extends Project anemptytextlline READ MORE PSV Operators Reminded Of Dress Code anemptytextlline READ MORE Road …

Health Officers Tour South Coast Businesses

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As authorities continue to battle the challenge of sewage spills on the south coast, environmental health officers are blanketing the affected area to ensure that public health is protected. Officers attached to the Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health are canvassing from Top Rock to Hastings, Christ Church, on a daily basis addressing issues related to vector control …

Decline In Workplace Accidents Recorded

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A decline has been recorded in the number of workplace accidents in Barbados. This was revealed by Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, as she addressed the opening of a two-day Site Safety Certification Workshop, at the Warrens Office Complex yesterday. The event was facilitated by the Barbados Contractors’ Association, in collaboration …

Question & Answer – Press Conference

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General Manager of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), Keithroy Halliday; Senator Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; John Boyce, Minister of Health; Dr. Anton Best, Acting Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Kerry Hall, CEO of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA), answer questions posed by the Barbadian press core in response to the U.S. Embassy’s water advisory. …