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St Jude Hospital in St. Lucia is reporting a significant increase in the number of cases of conjunctivitis, more commonly referred to in St Lucia as “red eye”, in the south of the island over the past two weeks. St Jude Hospital has recorded 47 cases of “red eye” so far for the month of July. The hospital registered just two cases of red eye for all of June.
MORE than 37,000 people visited this country during the Carnival period this year spending an estimated $334 million in 19 days. This data which was provided by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) was disclosed yesterday in a release by the Ministry of Planning and Development.
AN EXTENSIVE campaign titled ‘#PaceYourself’ to encourage Barbadians to drink responsibly has been launched by Mount Gay Distilleries for its current financial year.
Commercial Director Remy-cointreau Barbados, David Sealy said that as the oldest rum producer in Barbados, now celebrating 314 years, Mount Gay decided it had a responsibility to ensure that the society is consuming its product responsibly.
A murder accused, who attempted to flee during the fire that destroyed the Georgetown Prison, was recaptured in the vicinity of the maximum security prison, a police spokesman said Monday.
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has held its first ever project launch workshop in Haiti, signalling a historic start to the implementation of two CDB-funded interventions. The projects, which focus on community-based agriculture and rural development, and technical and vocational education and training (TVET), were launched on July 5, 2017 at a ceremony, which CDB and Government officials attended.
Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the Unnatural Deaths of two (2) men, which occurred sometime between the 1st and 2nd days of July 2017, whilst at Prerogative House, Wilkinson Road, Prerogative, St. George Barbados.
2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of the signing of the landmark CARICOM Heads of Government Port of Spain Declaration on non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
This year’s Thirty-Eighth CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting (July 4-6) is expected to celebrate this momentous achievement. In 2007, the Caribbean led the world in convening the very first conference of Heads of Government on NCDs which in turn paved the way for the United Nations High-level Meeting on NCDs in 2011.
Economist and Barbados Labour Party’s Candidate for Christ Church East Central Ryan Straughn says he is concerned that as of Saturday July 1st, 2017 Barbadians have to pay more for almost every single item they consume or otherwise use on a daily basis; as he reflects on the impact of the National Social Responsibility Levy which he says will be , “A bitter and painful reality for all of us.”
Please see Statement from Straughn below
Health authorities in St Lucia have placed the island on alert for the conjunctivitis virus, commonly called “Red Eye” after the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) confirmed there had been outbreaks of the virus in the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Guadeloupe and Martinique.
A helicopter has apparently tried to bomb Venezuela's Supreme Court in what President Nicolas Maduro called a "terrorist attack". The government says a police officer flew the helicopter over the capital, Caracas, and dropped grenades.
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