Health Ministry Supports Standard Update

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The upgrading of the CARICOM Regional Standard – Specification for the Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods (CRS 5), and by extension the national equivalent BNS 5 Part 2, has been welcomed by Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Kenneth George. Acknowledging that the Health Ministry was pleased with the recent national consultation convened this month by the Barbados National Standards Institution …

Barbados Moving To Place Nutritional Label Up Front

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Barbados, like other CARICOM member states, is taking steps towards ensuring all nutritional information related to pre-packaged food is displayed on the front of the package. This was underscored recently by Chief Technical Officer (Specifications Development) at the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI), Fabian Scott.  He was speaking about the rationale for hosting a national consultation on proposed changes to …

Changes In Petroleum Prices For February

Sheena Forde Top Stories

Effective midnight Sunday, February 17, the retail prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene will decrease, while the price of liquefied petroleum gas remains unchanged. The retail price of gasoline will be adjusted from BDS $3.60 per litre to BDS $3.56 per litre, a reduction of 0.04 cents.  The price of diesel has decreased by 0.11 cents per litre, moving from …

Fire At Mangrove Pond Landfill Under Control

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The fire at Phase 1 of the Mangrove Landfill in St. Thomas that broke out just after 6:00 a.m. today is now under control. Officials from the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) will remain on the scene and continue to monitor the situation until the fire is extinguished. According to Divisional Officer, Errol Gaskin of the Northern Command, “the BFS is …

Prince Of Wales & Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit Barbados

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Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will pay an official visit to Barbados on Tuesday, March 19, as part of a Caribbean tour. During the visit, they will participate in several events, including a parade and wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in National Heroes Square and a reception at which they will be able …

24 Hour Polyclinic Service Coming June 1

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The 24-hour health care service, to be introduced at two of the island’s polyclinics, will be officially launched on June 1. From that date, patients will be able to access medical care on a continuous basis, Monday through Sunday, at the Winston Scott Polyclinic, Jemmotts Lane, St. Michael, and the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex, Glebe Land, St. …

Launch Of Vision 2020: We Gatherin’ Next Friday

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Hundreds of Barbadians are expected to converge in Bridgetown next Friday, February 22, for the launch of Vision 2020: We Gatherin’. It will be held in Parliament’s Courtyard and two screens will be set up so members of the public may view the ceremony on Broad Street or by the Palmetto Square Market. Vision 2020: We Gatherin’ is a 12-month …

Short-Term Action Plan For Cow Itch Problem

Sheena Forde Top Stories

A short-term action plan has been devised and will be implemented starting tomorrow to address the cow itch situation at Blackman and Gollop Primary School. During discussions this morning at the Staple Grove, Christ Church school, Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, and Acting Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Senator Lucille Moe, agreed that the cow …

Ministers’ Diary

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Tuesday, February 19 @ 9:00 a.m. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, will deliver the keynote address at the stakeholder summit for the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (an incubator programme for tech entrepreneurs organized by orbit innovations), in the conference room of the Caribbean Development Bank, Wildey, St. Michael. Thursday, February 21 @ 8:30 a.m.      …

Home Affairs Officials & NUPW Hold Talks

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The Ministry of Home Affairs continues to engage in talks with the Immigration Department and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) to have the issues raised by staff resolved. Last Monday, the parties did a walk-through of the department, which was followed by cordial and frank discussions at a meeting chaired by Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson.  He …