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 …

Health Ministry Steps Up South Coast Surveillance

Joy Springer Top Stories

The Ministry of Health disclosed today that it is investigating 35 suspected cases of gastroenteritis on the south coast. Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kenneth George said that the majority of cases occurred over Christmas and Old Year’s. The last report was a single case on January 3. “So far, investigations suggest that the cause of the outbreak …

Halliday: Dye Tests On Sewage Lines Conclusive

Nya Phillips Top Stories

The dye-testing conducted this week by the Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) Waste Water Division and consultants from Trinidad and Tobago has confirmed a breach in the south coast sewage network. General Manager of the BWA, Keithroy Halliday gave this update yesterday, prior to receiving two excavators from Innotech Equipment Incorporated. The tests were conducted on December 12 and 13, in …

Possible Sewage Ease For South Coast

Nya Phillips Top Stories

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) will be connecting the south coast and Bridgetown sewage networks, in an attempt to ease the pressure on the south coast sewage system. The process has already begun, with excavation at a work site on the compound of the Barbados Government Information Service at Bay Street, St. Michael. It will also see the reactivation of …