Training Sessions For South Coast Food Handlers

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Ministry of Health is hosting training sessions for owners, managers and employees of food businesses on the south coast aimed at ensuring that proper hygiene practices are maintained in light of the ongoing sewage problems in the area. While mitigating measures put in place by the Barbados Water Authority have resulted in an end to the sewage spills over …

Technical Expertise & Equipment On The Way

Joy Springer Top Stories

Technical expertise and equipment are en route to Barbados to assist in alleviating the sewage problems being experienced along the south coast. The Barbados Water Authority (BWA), and the Ministries of Health and Tourism issued a joint statement today outlining the steps being taken to mitigate and contain the situation. According to the statement, overseas support and equipment should arrive …

Crop Over Food Safety Seminar

Joy Springer Ministry News

A health education seminar, focused on food safety and targeted at all those who will be involved in selling food at Crop Over events, takes place on Thursday, July 20. Principal Environmental Health Officer at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Anthony Small, stressed that it was important for operators of food businesses and all their food handlers to attend the seminar, …

Ministry Investigating Impetigo Reports

Julie Carrington Top Stories

A team from the Environmental Health Department and the nursing staff from the Ministry of Health conducted investigations at the Vauxhall Primary School following a story being circulated in social media that children there were infected with impetigo. Following discussions with the principal and teachers, it was discovered that only one student had impetigo. Based on investigations, no other students …

Students To Tour Fish Farm & Animal Centre

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Environmental Health Department at the St. Philip Polyclinic will host Class 4 students of the St. Philip Primary School on two tours on Thursday, May 25. The first tour group will visit the Fish Farming Facility on the compound of the Vector Control Unit at the Graeme Hall Swamp, Christ Church. There, they will learn about larvivorous fish used …

Environmental Health Fair On Friday

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Maurice Byer Polyclinic will host its first annual environmental health fair on Friday, January 27, at its Station Hill, St. Peter, grounds from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The theme is: My Environment, My Health, My Living – Let’s All Unite. Information will be provided on food safety, water safety and vector control. There will also be food sampling, …

Public Lecture On Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Constituents of St. James North are invited to attend a public lecture and discussion entitled, ‘Mosquito-borne Diseases – Prevention Tips’, on Saturday, September 24. It will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the Weston Resource Centre, Weston, St. James. The lecture is hosted by the St James North Constituency Council and the Maurice Byer Polyclinic, Environmental Health Department. deirdre.gittens@barbados.gov.bb See …

Take Responsibility For Your Environment

Joy Springer Top Stories

(Stock Photo) With the start of the rainy season, the Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health is appealing to property owners and householders to step up efforts to rid their surroundings of mosquito breeding sites. Principal Environmental Health Officer, Ronald Chapman, said it was important that everything be done to ensure that the work done by the Ministry …