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Chemistry students wow with special creations

Chemistry students wow with special creations

A regular school project was transformed into a showcase of innovation and creativity as second-year Chemistry students at the Barbados Community College put their skills to the test. As part of their Industrial Chemistry course, students were challenged to come up with their own creations or products in high demand using natural raw materials indigenous […]

The Face of fitness

The Face of fitness

Every New Year, our minds seem to wander back to the past year, how quickly it went, and how we never seemed to reach our fitness goals.  That 5K we were too busy to train for, the 10 pounds we promised ourselves we’d lose, or the bikini body we vowed we’d get. But 2017 is […]

New Year workout

New Year workout

The guilt of overindulging this Christmas season is driving Barbadians to an early workout, as gyms are reporting increased bookings for the month of January. For most businesses, the first month of the year represents a lull after the financial windfall of the Christmas season; however for gyms and fitness centres the reverse seems to […]

Health and sneakers at West Terrace

Today was dubbed Sneakers Day in Barbados, and nowhere else was it more apparent than at the West Terrace Primary School in St James. Decked out in their games clothes and white shoes, students observed the day in commemoration with Caribbean Wellness Day, which will be held tomorrow. Lisa Bailey, a member of the National […]

COLUMN – Fit for the road

With the annual Crop Over Festival currently in full swing, by now most revelers would have picked out their prized costume, booked a spot in a Grand Kadooment band of their choosing, in anticipation of hitting the road for the big climax on August 3. That’s when thousands of mostly t-shirt clad and costumed revelers […]

COLUMN – A safer way to smoke?

It’s been many years since the hazards of smoking tobacco have been discovered and publicised. National committees have been set up to help smokers realize these dangers and quit smoking forever. The goal of the participants has been to stamp out smoking altogether and make the world a healthier place for those of us that […]

COLUMN – Herbal remedy

Herbal medicines. They can be found in health stores, supermarkets, gyms, and even the vendors’ tray at the vegetable market. From all accounts, in Barbados and around the world, this “traditional” form of medication is becoming an increasingly popular choice for many today, as people often make self-medication decisions, based on information from the Internet, […]

COLUMN – Eating what we grow

If you were to ask a child, any child, where fruits and vegetables come from, chances are they might say the supermarket. Understanding where these foods come from, and how they get to the supermarket shelf, experts say, is essential for children to understand their nutritional values. According to the nutritionists, the more exposure and […]

One touch saves a life

Almost daily technology is revolutionizing our world and particularly in the health sector, medical devices are saving and improving lives. No longer are these devices exclusive to the bigger countries, they are right at our fingertips. At the touch of a button, the elderly and other vulnerable people can summon emergency help using the safe […]

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