Educational Tour To Cheese Factory

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Classes 3 and 4 students of the St. Philip Primary School will get the opportunity to see how cheese is manufactured when they visit Hatchman’s Premium Cheeses at Pasture Road, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael, next Wednesday, October 17. The educational tour, arranged by the Environmental Health Department at the St. Philip Polyclinic, begins at 9:30 a.m. It will be followed …

Health Ministry Monitoring Bed Bugs Issue

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is closely monitoring reported sightings of bed bugs mainly in public spaces in Barbados, and is asking householders to report any sightings on their premises to the Environmental Health Department. Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kenneth George, told a media briefing today that while the Ministry had received reports of bed bug …

Free Rodent Bait In St. Joseph On Friday

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The distribution of free rodent bait at the Branchbury Community Centre, St. Joseph, which was postponed last Thursday because of the inclement weather, will now take place this Friday, October 5. The staff of the Environmental Health Department at the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex will be on hand between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to sensitize the …

Call To Remain Vigilant During Rainy Season

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The Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health is reminding householders and property owners around the island of the steps they need to take to ensure that the Aedes aegypti mosquito population is contained as the rainy season approaches. With the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season scheduled to begin on June 1, the department is particularly focused on spreading the …

Discoloured Water Caused By Sargassum

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Sargassum seaweed along the south coast of the island today. (C.Pitt/BGIS) The Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health has identified Sargassum seaweed as the cause of discoloured water along the south coast. A video circulating on social media today showed the discoloured water at St. Lawrence Bay and some members of the public surmised that it was sewage …

Health Surveillance Continues On South Coast

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The Ministry of Health is assuring the public that it is continuing its heightened surveillance on the south coast to prevent any possible risks to public health as a result of the sewage spills in the area. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anton Best, said today: “The Ministry remains on top of the public health concerns and has put several …

Protecting Barbados’ Water Supply

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The United Nations considers universal access to clean drinking water to be a basic human right. According to the World Health Organization, one-tenth of the global disease burden could be prevented by increasing access to safe drinking water; improving sanitation and hygiene; and improving water management to reduce the risks of water-borne diseases. In Barbados, the Ministry of Health is …

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, …

Health Ministry Keeping An Eye On South Coast

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The epidemiological investigation conducted by the Ministry of Health into a gastroenteritis outbreak on the south coast has concluded that the outbreak was “a localised food-borne disease outbreak at a specific food business”. In its latest update issued today, the Ministry emphasised that it was continuing to focus its resources on the south coast as it sought to contain any …