Category Archives: Health

Health-care workers see rise in mental health queries by residents

Though up-to-date data is not available, health-care professionals have seen a notable rise in mental health queries and stress among residents over the last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Nursing Officer in the Drug Rehabilitation Unit at the Barbados Psychiatric Hospital, Joel Barrow says although individuals may not have been diagnosed with a known […]

More younger men being screened for prostate cancer

The Barbados Cancer Support Services (CSS) is reporting an increase in younger men opting to be screened for prostate cancer. Executive Director of the CSS Jan Lynton  told Barbados TODAY that though she is not able to give figures, she has noticed that during the last Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening almost two months ago, […]

Pope admitted to Rome hospital for ‘scheduled’ colon surgery

SOURCE: BBC — Pope Francis has been admitted to hospital in Rome for scheduled surgery to treat a colon problem. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said there would be more information after the surgery had taken place at the Gemelli University Hospital. Earlier on Sunday, the 84-year-old Pope addressed thousands of visitors in St Peter’s Square. […]

Jordan concerned about poor air quality, inadequate cleaning of workspaces

Poor air quality and the lack of adequate cleaning of workspaces continue to be of grave concern for Minister of Labour Colin Jordan, who delivered comments at a service to mark the start of Occupational Safety Week at the James Street Methodist Church on Sunday. During his brief remarks, Jordan noted that several areas within […]

Fogging schedule for July 26-30

The Vector Control Unit, in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, will continue its mosquito eradication efforts in the parish of St George. On Monday, July 26, the fogging exercise will be conducted at Salters, Plumtree Road, Roberts Road, Haynes Hill, Mango Blossom Ridge, Monroe’s Road, Cutting Road, Mapp Hill, Pasture Road and environs. The […]

Fogging schedule for July 19 – 23

The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Vector Control Unit will continue its fogging programme in the parish of St George over the coming days. The fogging team will visit Glebe Land #1 to #6, Rowans Park, South Exchange, Valley, Walkers Park West, and surrounding districts on Monday, July 19. On Tuesday, July 20, they will […]

Fogging Schedule for March 15 – 19

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness will take its mosquito eradication campaign into a number of St James and St Michael districts this week. For one day, Monday, March 15, it will conduct its fogging exercise in St James, when it goes into Jordan’s Road, Joe’s Drive, Johnson’s Road, Prospect, […]

Fogging schedule for March 8 – 12

The parishes of St John and Christ Church will be targeted for fogging as the Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness continues its mosquito eradication efforts this week. The Unit will start with districts in St John on Monday, March 8, when they go into Massiah Street, Lovell Road, Stewart Hill, […]

BDF assisting with eradication of Dengue Mosquito

The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) in its strategic mandate to support the Civil Ministries, is providing assistance to the Ministry of Health and Wellness to ascertain the extent of mosquito breeding and larvae concentration in the Chancery Lane swamp (Christ Church). A team from the Barbados Coast Guard (BCG)has been deployed to provide navigation and […]