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Health Ministry Ramps Up Dengue Fighting Efforts

Health Ministry Ramps Up Dengue Fighting Efforts

(FP) Increased surveillance and additional fogging equipment are among the measures being undertaken to combat dengue fever in Barbados. This was disclosed today by Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, while speaking to the media...

More Public Officers Accessing Virtual Learning

More Public Officers Accessing Virtual Learning

(Stock Photo) Virtual learning seems to have gotten the thumbs up from public officers, with many of them taking advantage of the online training offered by the Learning and Development Directorate (LDD) of the Ministry of the Public Service, in 2020. Director of LDD,...

CARICOM’s Great Fight-Back In 2021

CARICOM’s Great Fight-Back In 2021

Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong. (FP) Statement from Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong, on CARICOM's great fight-back. Our Caribbean Community (CARICOM) entered the new year of 2021 facing the greatest challenge in the organization’s...

Ambulance Service’s Telephone Number Restored

Ambulance Service’s Telephone Number Restored

(Stock Photo) The Board of Management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital wishes to advise the public that service to the Emergency Ambulance Service’s (EAS) 511 telephone number has been fully restored. During the period Thursday, January 14, through Monday, January 18,...

Barbados To Launch Rapid Test System For US Entry

Barbados To Launch Rapid Test System For US Entry

(Stock Photo) Starting January 26, 2021, the United States will require travellers to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry into the country. Rapid tests are accepted and as a result, over the next week, the Government of Barbados will be announcing testing...

Travellers To U.K. Should Report For Rapid Test

Travellers To U.K. Should Report For Rapid Test

(FP) Effective January 21, 2021 the U.K. will be requiring travellers to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry into the country. Outbound U.K. travellers requiring a Rapid Antigen test in order to facilitate travel should present themselves to the Best-dos Santos...

Edna Celebrates 100 Years In Fine Style

Edna Celebrates 100 Years In Fine Style

Barbados' newest centenarian Edna Lewis chatting with Governor General Dame Sandra Mason via Skype. (C. Pitt/BGIS) Edna Lewis is the epitome of the popular phrase “disability is not inability”.  Stricken with polio at the age of three, which left her with a...

Medication Delivery Service For QEH Outpatients Only

Medication Delivery Service For QEH Outpatients Only

(Stock Image) The Board of Management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) wishes to advise the general public that the paid medication delivery service facilitated through the Barbados Postal Service and Hopscotch is solely for the delivery of medication for all...

COVID-19 Update For January 14 -16, 2021

COVID-19 Update For January 14 -16, 2021

Barbados COVID-19 Daily Dashboard for January 14-15, 2021. Government continues its efforts to effectively address the outbreak of Covid-19 in Barbados. Cases January 14 January 14 saw an increase in the number of persons testing positive by 51; 27 of whom were male...

Conditions At Prison Stable; Virtual Visits Still Suspended

Conditions At Prison Stable; Virtual Visits Still Suspended

https://youtu.be/YTjnJFYbwts?t=8 Press conference with Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams at HMP Dodds. (PMO) The condition at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds is stable, following a COVID-19 outbreak over the last 15 days. But, it...

Prisoners Who Served Sentences To Be Released

Prisoners Who Served Sentences To Be Released

https://youtu.be/YTjnJFYbwts?t=8 Press conference with Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams at HMP Dodds. (PMO) Prisoners who have completed their sentence at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds will be released and reunited with their...

Prison Officers Lauded For Their Dedication

Prison Officers Lauded For Their Dedication

https://youtu.be/YTjnJFYbwts?t=8 Press conference with Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams at HMP Dodds. (PMO) Approximately 102 prison officers were praised again for giving yeomen service to their country and for remaining...

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