Tag Archives: Barbados Health

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 […]

World Mental Health Day 2020: Investing in Mental Health

In the Caribbean and worldwide, mental health disorders are now recognised as the fifth major non-communicable disease and a major threat to health and economic development in the 21st century. According to the World Health Organization one in four persons globally will be affected by a mental disorder or neurological disorder in their lifetime and 450 […]

BNA: Outstanding issues continue to plague profession

Even though nurses have received high praises over the last year, thanks to their efforts to help combat COVID-19, several outstanding issues continue to plague the profession and hamper efforts to take the craft forward. So said Joanna Waterman, outgoing President of the Barbados Nurses Association (BNA), as she spoke after her association’s 84th Annual […]

Health Ministry monitoring dengue cases

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is monitoring cases of dengue fever in Barbados in light of outbreaks in other regional countries. Caribbean countries which have reported outbreaks this year include St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and several islands in the French Caribbean, including Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana. Senior Medical Officer of […]