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St James and St Thomas Communities Scheduled for Mosquito Fogging by Ministry of Health

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St James and St Thomas Communities Scheduled for Mosquito Fogging by Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health's Vector Control Unit to conduct mosquito reduction fogging in St James and St Thomas communities this week. Specific areas targeted each day from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Instructions for residents provided.

QEH Advises Public on Alternatives as A&E Department Faces Patient Surge; Urges Use of PALS/Help Desk for Medical Assessments

June 22, 2024

QEH Advises Public on Alternatives as A&E Department Faces Patient Surge; Urges Use of PALS/Help Desk for Medical Assessments

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital advises on managing increased patient volume at the Accident and Emergency Department, suggesting alternative medical assessment options to reduce wait times. Contact PALS for initial advice.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital A&E Department Experiencing High Patient Volume: Information on Alternatives for Non-Urgent Care

June 22, 2024

Queen Elizabeth Hospital A&E Department Experiencing High Patient Volume: Information on Alternatives for Non-Urgent Care

Queen Elizabeth Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department faces a rise in patient numbers. Public urged to consider alternative medical options to reduce wait times. Contact PALS for initial assessment and advice.

Extreme Heat Prompts Early School Dismissals in Orange County, New York | Heat Days Across Nation

June 21, 2024

Extreme Heat Prompts Early School Dismissals in Orange County, New York | Heat Days Across Nation

Gabrielle Wessels' children's school in Orange County, NY, announced early dismissals due to extreme heat. Schools across the US are facing heat-related challenges amid record-breaking temperatures.

Emergency Water Main Repair in St. George, Barbados: Road Closure and Impacted Areas Update | June 20th

June 20, 2024

Emergency Water Main Repair in St. George, Barbados: Road Closure and Impacted Areas Update | June 20th

Barbados Water Authority conducting emergency repairs on a burst main in St. George, causing temporary road closure on Buckley Road. Residents in affected areas may experience water outage or low pressure.

Latest Developments: Teachers On Strike at St Giles Primary School, Linked to Previous Incidents – Updates from The Nation

June 20, 2024

Latest Developments: Teachers On Strike at St Giles Primary School, Linked to Previous Incidents – Updates from The Nation

Teachers at St Giles Primary School are reportedly on strike, following previous issues at the school. The Barbados Union of Teachers was involved earlier this year. Ministry of Education addressed similar concerns at Wesley Hall Junior School.

Sisters of Kemo Grant Call for Forensic Pathologist in Post-Mortem Examination Request

June 20, 2024

Sisters of Kemo Grant Call for Forensic Pathologist in Post-Mortem Examination Request

Sisters of Kemo Grant, who died in police custody, request forensic pathologist for autopsy. Seeking clarity on circumstances surrounding his death and advocating for transparency with body cameras for officers.

Storm Alberto Claims Three Lives in Mexico and Texas, NHC Issues Warnings

June 20, 2024

Storm Alberto Claims Three Lives in Mexico and Texas, NHC Issues Warnings

Three fatalities reported as Storm Alberto hits Mexican coast and Texas with heavy rain and high winds. Coastal flooding and mudslides pose threats, with disaster declarations in place. Hurricane season outlook warns of increased activity.

Emergency Corrective Work at Wesley Hall School Begins Amid Teacher and Union Concerns

June 20, 2024

Emergency Corrective Work at Wesley Hall School Begins Amid Teacher and Union Concerns

Emergency corrective work at Wesley Hall School begins Friday amid dissatisfaction from unionised teachers and the Barbados Union of Teachers. Issues include shoddy repairs, rat infestation, and security concerns.

Ministry of Health Discontinues COVID-19 Dashboard Due to Low Transmission and Declining Deaths

June 19, 2024

Ministry of Health Discontinues COVID-19 Dashboard Due to Low Transmission and Declining Deaths

Ministry of Health and Wellness discontinues COVID-19 dashboard due to low transmission and declining deaths. Emphasis on respiratory hygiene for disease prevention. Surveillance to continue in Barbados.

Barbados Ends COVID-19 Dashboard Reporting Due to Low Transmission Rates and Declining Deaths

June 18, 2024

Barbados Ends COVID-19 Dashboard Reporting Due to Low Transmission Rates and Declining Deaths

Ministry of Health and Wellness discontinues COVID-19 dashboard due to low transmission rates and declining deaths. Emphasis remains on respiratory hygiene practices for disease prevention. Surveillance of respiratory illnesses continues.

Successful Blood Donation Drive Collaboration Between Sagicor and Egi Women Celebrates World Blood Donor Day in Barbados

June 18, 2024

Successful Blood Donation Drive Collaboration Between Sagicor and Egi Women Celebrates World Blood Donor Day in Barbados

Sagicor and Egi Women collaborate successfully in blood donation drive at National Blood Collecting Centre, supported by Sagicor's mobile medical unit. Barbadians participate in recognition of World Blood Donor Day.

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