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Faster Covid-19 test results soon, says Cummins

Faster Covid-19 test results soon, says Cummins


Those complaints from visitors having to wait inordinate lengths of time to get COVID-19 results should start to ease soon, with more resources being made available to the Best Dos Santos Laboratory, Minister of Tourism Senator Lisa Cummins promised ...

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NUPW to press LIAT pilots’ case

NUPW to press LIAT pilots’ case


Several months after LIAT pilots were sent home, they are still to receive any form of severance pay, but the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) says it remains committed to resolving the matter urgently. NUPW president Akanni McDowall told t...

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Accused remanded to Psychiatric

Accused remanded to Psychiatric


At least one accused made sure he was taking no chances when it came the COVID-19 virus. Moments before he was led away for three weeks’ observation at the Psychiatric Hospital, Omar Oscar Lavine had one request of the District “A” Magistrates’ Co...

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Signs of severe dengue fever

Signs of severe dengue fever


A senior medical officer of health is urging Barbadians to know the symptoms of dengue fever as well as the warning signs for severe dengue, the potentially fatal state of the mosquito-borne illness. In an interview with the Barbados Government In...

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Two COVID deaths in three days

Two COVID deaths in three days


Within the space of three days, two men, both in their 80s, died after testing positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of deaths from the illness in Barbados up to nine. Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic announced the new death...

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COVID case at Courts Distribution Centre

COVID case at Courts Distribution Centre


Management at Courts and Servitech say the work stoppage earlier today was not a form of industrial action, but rather a COVID-19 positive case. Trisha Tannis, managing director of parent company Unicomer, said they were following health and safet...

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8-year-old among dengue deaths

8-year-old among dengue deaths


Barbados has recorded two dengue-related deaths, but health officials are reassuring the public they are on top of the situation. Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George, while not indicating when the deaths occurred, said one deceased was ...

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Bostic: Fewer than 1 000 to go

Bostic: Fewer than 1 000 to go


Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic says there are fewer than 1 000 COVID-19 test results still to be cleared at the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. The minister said the lab was in the last stage of erasing...

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Visitor freed after $8 000 fine paid

Visitor freed after $8 000 fine paid


It could be considered the most expensive vacation beer that Ben Graham Fergusson has ever bought. And there is no guarantee that he will be allowed back into Barbados to enjoy another Banks beer. Yesterday, the Scottish visitor was released fr...

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First inmate released from Dodds after outbreak

First inmate released from Dodds after outbreak


The first inmate to come out of HMP Dodds since COVID-19 struck the prison three weeks ago has described the situation there as “bare sufferation”. The woman, who served five years and 41 days for financial crimes, was due to be released on Januar...