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Fogging schedule – October 21-25

The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ fogging programme will continue in four parishes this week. On Monday, October 21, the St Peter districts to be fogged are Diamond Corner, Lower Castle, Upper Castle, Gays Road, Mount #1 & #2, Boscobelle, Collins, and the environs. The team will be in St James on Tuesday, October 22, […]

Steps taken to combat childhood obesity but more to be done

Barbados has made significant progress in combatting epidemics of childhood obesity and Non-Communicable Diseases through the development and implementation of a number of tools and strategies but there is still more work to be done. Word of this came Friday from acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Anton Best, as he delivered remarks at UNICEF’s Launch […]

Fogging schedule for October 14 – 18

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue its weekly fogging programme in several districts across the island from October 14 to 18. Areas to be sprayed on Monday are Mile and a Quarter, Maynards Tenantry, Maynards Housing Area, Skeete’s Road, Doughlin Tenantry, Rose Hill and environs, in St Peter. […]

Thousands join Walk for the Cure 2019

Forget the term ‘a sea of pink.’ Think of a pink avalanche. That’s how Walk for the Cure 2019 can be described. Every pocket of Warrens, St Michael overflowed with the rosy colour on Sunday as many Barbadians came out to support those affected by the deadly disease. This year seemed to have been one […]

Fogging schedule for October 7-11

The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ fogging programme will continue in five parishes this week. On Monday, October 7, the St Andrew districts to be fogged are Savannah Road, Shorey Village, Worrell’s Road, Belleplaine, Ermy Bourne Highway, Lakes Village, and the environs. The team will be in St Peter on Tuesday, October 8, spraying Speightstown […]

Panel discussion on childhood obesity on Tuesday

The public is invited to a panel discussion on the topic: Demystifying the Management of Childhood Obesity on Tuesday, October 1, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. The discussion, hosted by the Barbados Drug Service, begins at 7 p.m. The panellists will be Community Nutrition Officer, Stacia Whittaker; medical practitioners, Dr Heather […]

Fogging schedule September 30 – October 4

The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ fogging programme continues this week in a number of parishes. On Monday, September 30, districts in St George to be fogged are Charles Rowe Bridge, Parish Land, Airy Hill with Avenues, Flat Rock Development, Glebe, Valley Land, Glebe Land, Walkers Park West, Thorpes Cottage and environs. The team will […]

Fogging schedule September 16 – 20

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness continues its weekly fogging programme on Monday, September 16, and Tuesday, September 17, in St George. Areas scheduled to be sprayed on Monday are Charles Rowe Bridge, Lower Estate, Lower Estate Tenantry, Price Road, Parish Land, Airy Hill with Avenues, Flat Rock Development and […]

Fogging schedule September 9 – 13

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness will resume its weekly fogging programme on Monday, September 9, in St George. Areas scheduled to be sprayed on that date are Charles Rowe Bridge, Lower Estate, Lower Estate Tenantry, Price Road, Parish Land, Airy Hill with Avenues, Flat Rock Development and environs. On […]

Closure of Out-Patient Clinics at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The public is kindly asked to note that due to the passage of Tropical Storm Dorian, all Out-Patients’ Clinics at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be closed on Monday, August 26; Tuesday, August 27; and Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Patients affected by the closure will be contacted by the Medical Records Department to facilitate the […]

Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic

Randal Phillips Polyclinic to reopen Monday

The public is advised that the Randal Phillips Polyclinic at Oistins, Christ Church, will reopen on Monday, August 26, after a five-week closure. The facility was closed after staff complained about an offensive odour. That environmental issue has been resolved. This week, the polyclinic’s opening hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The extended […]

Reopening of Randal Phillips Polyclinic further delayed

The Ministry of Health and Wellness advises the public that the Randal Phillips Polyclinic, Oistins, Christ Church, will not reopen on Monday, August 19, as previously planned, as more time is needed to complete the work on environmental issues affecting that facility. In addition, the Ministry is taking the opportunity to undertake a facelift of […]

Randall Phillips Polyclinic reopening scheduled for August 19

The reopening of the Randall Phillips Polyclinic at Oistins, Christ Church, has been rescheduled to Monday, August 19, to facilitate the completion of work and inspection of the premises. Meanwhile, the clinics which were diverted to the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex, at Glebe Land, St John, since July 29, will continue to […]

Randal Phillips Mental Health Clinic transferred

The public is advised that the mental health clinic at the Randal Phillips Polyclinic, at Oistins, Christ Church, will be transferred to the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex, Glebe Land, St John, from Tuesday, August 6. Bus transportation will be provided to and from the clinic.  The bus will leave Randal Phillips at […]

HIV/AIDS Commission on the road for Kadooment

The National HIV/AIDS Commission will join forces with band leader Varia Williams and designer Omowale Stuart to sensitise Barbadians about HIV on Kadooment Day, Monday, August 5. Under the theme Rainbow Love, the band’s message will centre around the elimination of HIV- related stigma and discrimination. In a statement, the Commission noted the cyclical relationship between HIV and […]

Polyclinic’s services to be relocated

As Randal Phillips Polyclinic, at Oistins, Christ Church, remains closed due to environmental issues, some of the polyclinic’s services will be diverted to the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex, at Glebe Land, St John, from Monday, July 29. The clinics, which will be held at the St John polyclinic, are antenatal, postnatal, dressings, […]

Clarissa Geraldine Brathwaite celebrates 100

Clarissa Geraldine Brathwaite joined the elite club of centenarians today surrounded by family, including those who flew in from the US and the UK for the special occasion. Brathwaite, dressed in a cream suit and matching hat, was joined by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason and Reverend Angela Phillips of St Patrick’s Anglican Church at […]