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Deyalsingh says Sorry: First Batch of Covid-19 Vaccines in T&T

  By Prior Beharry MINISTER of Health Terrence Deyalsingh is now admitting that the 2,000 Covid-19 vaccines being used to immunize Trinidad and Tobago healthcare workers were a gift from Barbados. In two different press conferences on Wednesday, he said the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines were sent by India to the Caribbean region and Barbados was the […]Read More

Gifted Covid Vaccines from Barbados to be Given to High-Risk

  THE 2,000 does of the Oxford Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccines from India that were given to Trinidad and Tobago by Barbados will be used to vaccinate high-risk healthcare workers. This was revealed by Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram speaking at the virtual media conference of the Ministry of Health on Monday. He said […]Read More

Barbados Covid Lockdown: 7pm to 6am Curfew from Feb 3

By Sue-Ann Wayow “MY fear is that Covid will not stop until we as a nation stop Covid.” This was the statement made by Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley during her address to the nation on Tuesday as she announced a full lockdown for the country effective February 3. She said, “In the past seven […]Read More

No US Visa Appointments in Barbados until January 15

  THE United States Embassy in Bridgetown Barbados has cancelled all VISA appointments from January 6 to January 15. The reason is due to the spike in Barbados Covid-19 cases over the weekend following a super spreader event on Boxing Day which led to an additional 45 confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 in Barbados. The […]Read More

Hope for Renewable Project in Barbados

  By Sue-Ann Wayow NEW Bajan homeowners will soon have the opportunity to earn money from their rooftops. A new initiative was launched this week which will enable homeowners to sign an agreement with government allowing their roofs to be used as potential energy sources as the country hopes to become more energy efficient. Nation News […]Read More

More Electric Buses for Barbados

  IN its continued effort to become more energy efficient, more electrical buses are expected to be added to the Government’s fleet of electric vehicles in Barbados. The Barbados Nation reported that Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy Andrew Gittens said the addition of the buses was part of a US$30 million loan with […]Read More

Barbados wants to be Main Centre for Organ Transplants

  MEDICAL officials in Barbados is hopeful that the country would become the main centre for organ transplants in the Eastern Caribbean as a new Organ Transplant Bill is expected to be introduced to Parliament soon. Barbados Today interviewed Chief Executive Officer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland and consultant transplant nephrologist Dr […]Read More

Barbados Places Canada as Covid High Risk Country

  CANADA has been placed on the list of high-risk Covid-19 countries in Barbados as the country gets ready to lay out new travel protocols from this Friday. The Barbados Nation reported that Canada’s cases have been rising. Stronger measures have been put into place in certain parts of Canada while border restrictions continue and […]Read More

Barbados Appalled by EU Tax Haven Blacklist

    By Prior Beharry BARBADOS is appalled at being added to the European Union (EU) blacklist for tax havens. On Tuesday, the EU added Anguilla and Barbados and removed Cayman Islands and Oman after they passed the necessary reforms, Reuters reported. The EU list was set up in 2017 after revelations of widespread tax […]Read More

No Covid Community Spread in Barbados says Minister

  THERE is no evidence of community spread of Covid-19 in Barbados and rumours were dismissed by Minister of Health and Wellness Colonel Jeffrey Bostic. The Barbados Advocate reported that six members of  a family including a four-month-old baby and a teenager were in medical care at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility with with the […]Read More