Author: George Alleyne

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Home Affairs Minister wants action on ICBL

Home Affairs Minister Edmund Hinkson wants regulators to act wherever the law allows against ICBL, whose overseas parent has admitted that the local firm paid a bribe for a Government insurance contract. The St James North MP was responding to constituents who queried why local regulators have remained quiet about ICBL over the alleged bribery […]

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Edmund Hinkson

‘War Cabinet’

Home Affairs Minister Edmund Hinkson last night defended the size of the Cabinet, declaring that the raft of 26 ministers is stretched thin with work as it wages “war” against the ravages of the last administration. “Yes, there are 26 ministries in addition to the Prime Minister’s Office, and that is much more than what […]

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Living with Endometriosis

While a range of treatments for endometriosis exists, there are limitations on their effectiveness: drug therapy carries a dependency on continuous usage; and there are risks of surgery with a 40 per cent probability that this invasive handling would not work. This leaves most women who live with this condition with some semblance of its […]

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Side-bar

Barbados and most of the other 14 members of CARICOM are unsure of the impact poor health among staff has on the profitability of companies because no study is tailor-made for our dominant service industries. This is the view of University of the West Indies Chancellor Emeritus, Sir George Alleyne, who recently spoke of a […]

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UWI a CARICOM integration leader

In order to assert themselves in the forefront of CARICOM integration, University of the West Indies academics must make their messages clear and easily understandable for both regional decision-makers and ordinary Caribbean citizens. This is the view of Chancellor Emeritus, Sir George Alleyne, who has said that the time is now for the 70-year-old UWI […]

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Seamless CARICOM health coverage possible

There is much commonality of health issues across the English-speaking Caribbean and this fact makes portable and easily transferable health insurance easier to implement than most fear. University of the West Indies Chancellor Emeritus Sir George Alleyne holds the position that this sameness of medical complaints and general conditions among regional people makes the establishment […]

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Emphasize quality of Caribbean life – Sir George

Healthy living in the Caribbean should not be measured by only statistics which focus on tabulating the number of lives saved from early demise owing to a particular ailment and stacking them against those prematurely lost to that disease. This is the view of University of the West Indies Chancellor Emeritus, Professor Sir George Alleyne, […]

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Taking UWI medicine at 70

Anniversaries are special, and the celebration becomes even more enjoyable when the birthday coincides with another venture in a pathbreaking adventurous journey through history. So it is with the University of the West Indies. It is now observing its 70th year of uninterrupted service to the region at the same time that its flagship Faculty […]

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Making disability the business of all

‘Tourism is everybody’s business’ goes the slogan of Barbados’ number one economic sector, but based on the numbers it can be argued that disability is also everybody’s business. An average of one in every 24 people has some form of recognized physical disability. This makes getting all Barbadians in tune with the needs of the […]

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Fight the sweet

“We’re eating ourselves to death, and we’re expecting different results.” That is the analysis of food consumption practices in Barbados by veteran medical care professional Dr Anne St John as she briefly spoke of non-communicable diseases becoming the number one health problem here owing to over indulgence while we’re wringing our hands at the problem. […]

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A rich legacy

Hers is a history of health care, mentorship, research and pioneering work in halting the transfer of a once dreaded disease on to new-borns, and for these four decades of exceptional service Dr Margaret Anne St John has received acclaim from colleagues. The retiring paediatrician who gave most of her service to the Queen Elizabeth […]

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Charge ‘big-ups’ for guns – Atherley

Opposition Leader Joseph Atherley wants to know why no high ranking members of society is ever charged for smuggling weapons into Barbados. Speaking in Parliament today on a resolution “to take note” of the Governor General’s Throne Speech, Atherley said the young men on the block who were being arrested did not have “the wherewithal […]

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Kudos for child mentorship

An emotional embrace during the Supreme Counselling for Personal Development 2018 graduation ceremony became a defining moment of this mentorship organization which has seen over a thousand children pass through its programmes. When Margo Wilkinson-King was called to the front at the Accra Beach Hotel Resort Saturday evening to accept one of the four ‘Committed Parent’ awards she […]

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Celebrating Mandela’s 100th birthday

In spite of the five years that elapsed since his passing, Nelson Madiba Mandela continues to be a person whose philosophies of racial equality and harmony provide an ideal for mankind to emulate. This was the emergent theme last night when a cross-section of Barbadians from Government ministers to artistes, university lecturers and students, and other […]

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UWI principal appeals for support to complete Mandela Freedom Park

Principal of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies Professor Eudine Barriteau is appealing for corporate support in completing the Mandela Freedom Park, which was opened by the university last year in honour of the late South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. Speaking during a special celebration at the UWI marking […]

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Gooding-Edghill wants a Caribbean FBI

A Government backbencher believes the time has come for the Caribbean to have its own version of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the principal law enforcement agency and domestic intelligence and security service in the United States. “The time has come in this part of the region for us to consider an overarching body, […]

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BAOP installs new board

The Barbados Association of Office Professionals last evening installed a new board of directors, led by president Karen Carter, to serve the 2018 to 2019 term. Also installed in a ceremony at the Radisson Aquatica resort were president elect, Rosalind Trotman; treasurer, Marcusa Farrell; corresponding secretary, Nicole Byer; recording secretary, Stephanie McConney; assistant secretary/treasurer, Harriette […]

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