Branford Taitt Polyclinic closed tomorrow

25 September 2015

THE MINISTRY of Health has advised that the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock, St Michael, will be closed tomorrow. The Ministry apologises for any inconvenience caused. Read More


Young ganja users clogging up system

23 September 2015

DIRECTOR OF THE Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit Cheryl Willoughby is concerned about the number of young people being incarcerated for marijuana offences and she says it is clogging up the justice system. Read More


Waiting in pain?

20 September 2015

SICK – AND FRUSTRATED TOO! Those words could aptly sum up the state of many who wait at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s (QEH) Accident & Emergency Department for medical attention. When the SUNDAY SUN made a late night visit to QEH’s emergency arm, some people there... Read More


Hectic clinic day for many patients in the north

20 September 2015

FROM SOME DISTANCE away they could be seen seated with their backs turned. Closer observation of the general waiting area revealed about 40 heads tilted towards their watches as they kept track of the time or checked the happenings in nearby departments. Read More


Beauty comes at a cost for black women

20 September 2015

BLACK, BEAUTIFUL, BUT becoming bald. That is what scores of Barbadian women are going through as a result of trying to enhance their beauty by various hairstyles through the years. So serious is the situation that leading dermatologist Dr Suleman Bhamjee said he... Read More


Fogging continues next week

18 September 2015

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito next week with fogging in several parishes. On Monday: Areas to be fogged in St Michael will be Dunlow Lane, St Paul’s Avenue, Beckles Road, Gittens Road,... Read More


Over 2 500 run against cancer

14 September 2015

IT WAS A WALK AND RUN for a very worthy cause and over 2 500 people took part in the annual Barbados Cancer Society Globathon 5k for the fight against cancer below the belt yesterday. Although Oein Josiah and Marlo Hunte were the first male and female to cross the... Read More


Dancing for good health (video)

12 September 2015

THE NATIONAL TASK FORCE on Physical Activity and Exercise celebrated Caribbean Wellness Week at Independence Square this evening. The Ministry of Health led the initiative which featured fitness and exercise ... Read More


Training for professionals working in field of substance abuse

10 September 2015

EFFORTS ARE UNDERWAY to develop the cadre of professionals working in the area of drug counselling in Barbados. The Training and Certification Programme for Drug and Violence Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation (PROCCER), will conduct an all-day training workshop... Read More


More men contracting HIV

16 August 2015

A HIGHER NUMBER of Barbadian men, more so than women, are being affected by the HIV epidemic and Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett is calling for closer links to be forged with them. This he said would help to empower them to adopt healthy lifestyle practices... Read More


Boyce: Health risks getting worse

15 August 2015

Barbadians are indulging to the point where there is a worsening of risks linked to certain illnesses. Minister of Health John Boyce said he was particularly concerned after the results of the Health Of The Nation Survey were made public yesterday. “The results presented... Read More


Open talks at Sex Shop

15 August 2015

Sexuality, sexual health and sexual rights are three things everyone, regardless of age, ability or disability and sexual preference should be able to experience and enjoy. This view was expressed by Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland, executive director of the Barbados Family... Read More


Stigma worry

04 July 2015

PUNITIVE LEGISLATION, homophobia and stigma are making the HIV/AIDS epidemic worse, says Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon. Read More


Focus on palliative care services

01 July 2015

MINISTER OF HEALTH John Boyce has announced that the expansion of palliative care services is currently being addressed in a draft National Action Plan for Cancer. Read More


BFPA appealing for donations, volunteers

21 June 2015

THE BARBADOS Family Planning Association needs your financial donations. Read More


To market, to market

20 June 2015

THE STUDENTS of St Giles Nursery School were exposed to locally grown foods and learned why it was important to eat healthy. A farmers market was hosted at the My Lord’s Hill school as part of a healthy lifestyle project. Read More


Government pharmacies closed on June 24

13 June 2015

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH has advised the public that all Government pharmacies will close on Wednesday June 24 at 1 p.m., in order to allow officers to attend a general staff meeting. Read More


Combermere study ‘must be priority’

27 May 2015

REPORTED CASES of cancer at Combermere School should not be dismissed or taken lightly. Read More


The 411 on kidney stones

16 May 2015

THE KIDNEYS ARE ORGANS that maintain and control the body’s fluid and chemical levels. The kidneys, ureter and bladder form part of the urinary tract. Read More


Abstinence ‘an option’

11 May 2015

A SENIOR TRADE UNIONIST wants greater emphasis to be placed on abstinence in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Read More


Six nurses per shift ‘is ideal’

11 May 2015

NURSES IN BARBADOS continue to provide care with reduced numbers, but president of the Barbados Nurses’ Association (BNA) Blondelle Mullin is looking to the day when Government finances allow for more staff to be hired. Read More




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