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Man pronounced dead at  QEH

Man pronounced dead at QEH


One man was pronounced dead at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) earlier today. Police public relations officer, acting inspector Rodney Inniss, confirmed the death. He said details remained sketchy, but lawmen were at the QEH speaking with medic...

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Delta variant forces rethink

Delta variant forces rethink


The highly infectious Delta variant is causing the Ministry of Health to re-evaluate its approach to the COVID-19 virus. Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic said that while the situation was not out of control, the nature of the new strain meant the...

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$50m injection to sustain NIS unemployment fund

$50m injection to sustain NIS unemployment fund


The House of Assembly has approved a $50 million injection of funding to ensure unemployed Barbadians continue to receive benefits from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). This is the first part of an overall $143 million recapitalization plan fo...

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Barbados receives IMF boost

Barbados receives IMF boost


Barbados has received about $261.6 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as that institution further helps member countries battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment Marsha Caddle said t...

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Barbados receives third batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines

Barbados receives third batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines


Barbados has been praised for its handling of COVID-19 vaccinations so far. PAHO/WHO representative Dr Yitades Gebre said today Barbados was one of the more positive stories in the Caribbean. “Approximately 351 million people have completed the...

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QEH gets two new ambulances

QEH gets two new ambulances


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s (QEH) ambulance service is expected to be more efficient now that they have two additional vehicles. Ambulance officer Wendy Cadogan made that point on Tuesday during a handing-over and blessing ceremony at the Emerg...

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26 new COVID cases on Monday

26 new COVID cases on Monday


The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 26 new COVID-19 cases, 14 males and 12 females, from 1 300 tests conducted on Monday, August 23. There are 166 people in isolation. Confirmed cases of the virus reached 4 694 (2 291 female...

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Push for 6-day athletic action

Push for 6-day athletic action


Some of Barbados’ most promising athletes could soon get a first taste of action competing for their schools in more than a year, once permission is granted for the Inter Secondary School Field Events Championship. The Charles Walcott Foundation i...

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Pfizer first to get FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer first to get FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccine


Pfizer’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine has received full approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – the first jab to be licensed in the nation. The vaccine had initially been given emergency use authorisation. Its two jabs, three weeks ...

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ABC too hard for Du Badd

ABC too hard for Du Badd


A Badd Connection (ABC) restored their dominance in local hockey with a stunning 3-1 penalty-shoot win over Du Badd in the men’s final of the Barbados Hockey Festival on Sunday at the Wildey astroturf. Du Badd looked on course to capturing the tit...