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Walton’s quiet 100

Walton’s quiet 100

It was a quiet celebration today for the islands newest centenarian as a small group of friends, including Roman Catholic priest Father Clement Paul joined Marie Ann Walton at the St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Jemmott’s Lane, St Michael for a service in observance of her 100th birthday. Family friend Evelyn Greaves spoke in […]

Help us!

Help us!

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has made an impassioned appeal to the international community for assistance in the reconstruction of his hurricane-battered island. His appeal was made in an address to the United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Bonn. The following is the text of his address. Today, Dominica stands on the front […]

QEH goes digital . . . Over 400,000 patient files already archived, says official

QEH goes digital . . . Over 400,000 patient files already archived, says official

Timely and accurate record keeping can save lives, and the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) today officially opened its newly refurbished Medical Records Department (MRD), with Director of Support Services Louise Bobb hailing the development as “a new paradigm in the implementation of the core modules of a national health information management system”. The hospital […]

Diabetes on the rise among youth

Diabetes on the rise among youth

A local medical practitioner is expressing concern about the rising number of young people being diagnosed with type two diabetes, which endocrinologist Dr Carlisle Goddard is blaming poor eating habits. In commemoration of World Diabetes Day, the Lions ClubSt Michael organized a lecture at The St Michael School, where Dr Goddard, the featured speaker, spoke […]

Serving up ‘246’ . . . Williams takes title of ‘Best Bajan Cook’

Serving up ‘246’ . . . Williams takes title  of ‘Best  Bajan Cook’

Andrew Williams now has bragging rights and the title of ‘Best Bajan Cook’. The 23-year-old secured the title at the end of Saturday’s fourth annual competition held at the Dining Club in the Newton Industrial Estate. The competition, which started with 16 passionate home cooks, came down to the best four, with 2015 champion Kerry-Ann […]

New JPs take oath of office

New JPs take oath of office

Seventy Barbadians, including two Government ministers and two Senators, were officially sworn in by Acting Governor General Sir Philip Greaves this morning as Justices of the Peace (JPs). During a ceremony at Government House, Minister of Social Care, Community Development and Constituency Empowerment Steve Blackett and Minister of Commerce, Industry and Small Business Development Donville […]

From abuse to inspiration

From abuse to inspiration

Deborah McCollin, the Butterfly Queen and artiste, Mariposa Reina, is a woman who wears many hats. By day she is a primary school teacher, but since July 2012 she has made a name for herself as a spoken word artiste, author, story teller and motivational speaker. However, it is her role as an advocate for victims […]

Sir Clifford’s funeral on Friday

Sir Clifford’s funeral on Friday

Preparations are in train for the state funeral of Barbados’ longest serving Governor General, Sir Clifford Husbands. The former head of state, who served from 1996 until October 31, 2011 passed away at age 91 on October 11. “It looks like all systems are go and everything should run smoothly on Friday morning,” Minister of Labour, Social […]

Health heroes honoured

Health heroes honoured

Leading members of the health sector gathered at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Wednesday night to celebrate the achievements of eight of the island’s ‘health heroes’ who contributed to the development of public health care. They were recognized for their work in the fields of immunization; HIV/AIDS; chronic non-communicable diseases […]

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