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Single business blamed for gastro outbreak

Single business blamed for gastro outbreak

There was only one culprit responsible for the outbreak of gastroenteritis on the south coast over the Christmas and New Year holiday, the Ministry of Health is reporting. After confirming 35 cases of the stomach flu during the holiday period, with the latest being a single case on January 3, the ministry today said it […]

Not safe

Not safe

Despite repeated assurances from the Ministry of Health that drinking water on the south coast has not been affected by the ongoing sewage spill, the United States has issued a health alert to its staff here, advising that the tap water is simply not safe for consumption. In a statement posted on the US embassy […]

Health scare

Health scare

Health authorities say they have found nothing so far linking a Christmas Day outbreak of gastroenteritis at some business establishments on the south coast and the ongoing sewage mess. Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George told Barbados TODAY this evening that after the ten cases were reported, a team from the Ministry of Health, […]

Barbados to have its own disease-testing laboratory

Barbados to have its own disease-testing laboratory

Within a matter of weeks Barbados should have its own public health laboratory capable of doing a number of the tests which it currently relies on the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to do on its behalf. Minister of Health John Boyce made the revelation last night, saying the Barbados Public Health Reference Laboratory, […]

Discrimination persists against persons with mental illness

Discrimination persists against persons with mental illness

Despite the Government’s best efforts to sensitize and educate residents about mental illness in the workplace, discrimination and stigma persist. Speaking this morning at a service at the Mount of Praise Wesleyan Holiness Church to commemorate Mental Health Month, Minister of Health John Boyce said that persons frequently do not seek the treatment or support […]

Crisis state

Crisis state

A dire picture is being painted of the health situation in Dominica in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, with one senior medical doctor warning that the pace of relief needs to be stepped up immediately in order to avoid a humanitarian crisis on the storm-battered Eastern Caribbean island of approximately 73, […]

Post mortem reveals student’s death was unnatural

Post mortem reveals student’s death was unnatural

Police were today questioning the parents of a deceased teenager after a post mortem confirmed that the former Combermere student had ingested a poisonous substance in a suspected case of suicide. However, a senior lawman, who spoke to Barbados TODAY on condition of anonymity, said police were yet to determine what could have led young […]

Recurring sewage problem upsets St James businessman

Recurring sewage problem upsets St James businessman

A recurring sewerage problem in a section of Holetown, St James is creating a major stink and proving to be a headache for some business operators there. Owner of Surfside Restaurant and Bar Michael Henry complained bitterly to Barbados TODAY that sewage flowing freely from wells on the compound of the Holetown Post Office was […]

NSRL hurting nurses too, Waterman says

NSRL hurting nurses too, Waterman says

While much of Monday’s industrial relations attention was on the march in Bridgetown against the National Social Responsibility Levy, the organization that represents the interests of the island’s nurses made it clear its plight must not be ignored. The President of Barbados Nurses Association (BNA) said it too had a number of grievances stemming from […]

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