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St.John Polyclinic, a Case of Political Corruption

It rings hollow for sensible Barbadians to be expected to applaud government for completing the St. John Polyclinic 27 long years after it was first mooted. It is no mistake we have not referred to it by its official name, a subject for another blog. […]

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Dr. Robert Lucas Responds to Guyson Mayers

Submitted by Dr. Robert D. Lucas There was an article entitled “Red Meats Cause Cancer” in the Advocate of Sunday, 1ist.November 2015, by Mr. R.E. Guyson Mayers. Mayers was guilty of disseminating incorrect information, […]

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BURNSIDE: Waste Characterization Report (Cahill)

The purpose of a solid waste characterization study is to identify the quantity and composition of the waste stream being generated or collected by a facility. In this case the waste stream being generated […]

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VAT or NCD, It Doesn’t Matter

Submitted by Anthony Davis Changes to the so-called basket of goods have left consumers worried that they might not be able to afford to feed themselves and their children as they will be forced to pay more for the goods they need – Barbados Today […]

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NCDs + Air Pollution = Unhealthy Living

Submitted by Anthony Davis I wish the Minister of Health would stop expounding the half-truth that to avoid becoming another NCD statistic one should partake in a healthy diet […]

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Psychiatric Hospital: Pictures Portray the Sorry Tale

The following was submitted by the public spirited citizen who has been working tirelessly to highlight the dilapidated conditions at the Black Rock Psychiatric Hospital.[…]

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Rihanna, the Psychiatric Hospital Extends an Invitation to YOU!

BU continues to highlight the deplorable conditions at the island’s Psychiatric Hospital. A country must be judged by how it treats its senior citizens and the sick. If we are able to persuade international pop star Rihanna […]

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John Boyce

Barbados Psychiatric Hospital An Embarrassment to Barbadians Everywhere

The government boast of a mantra it is about building a society. One measure citizens are able to measure growth in the society is how we implement initiatives to care for people. As the topic of the day continue to gain currency – something about building a $700,000,000 plasma […]

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St. John Polyclinic

A Prime Minister and a Minister PROMISED But St. John Polyclinic Missed 30 June 2015 Deadline

Is a promise still a promise even if it was made in a gully? Minister of Health John Boyce PROMISED the member of parliament for St. John Mara Thompson earlier this year the St. John Polyclinic would have been completed by the 30 June 2015.  The PROMISE was echoed by Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart. Mara […]

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Sweet Drink Tax!

Submitted by Anthony Davis Minister of Health John Boyce today linked high consumption, especially of sweet drinks, to the island’s exploding problem of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and expressed gratitude that the Ministry of Finance took on board the budget recommendations of an NCD Committee – Barbados Today (18 June 2015 Pray tell me, Messieurs Sinckler […]

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Mentally ILL Barbadians Are Human Beings TOO!

Barbadians everywhere have been hopping on the bandwagon to express righteous indignation at the death of 12 year old Shamar Weekes. And rightly so. With only a few more days left to complete the 7-day cycle we should expect the talk shows and social media scrutiny to intensify. As a society we have become so […]

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Nigel Marshall

Roebuck Secondary School Cancer Case: Nigel Marshall Makes an Impassioned Plea Before Passing

The mystery concerning what occurred at Roebuck Secondary is a question still to be answered. Many continue to beg government to release the environmental report which was conducted in the interest of satisfying transparency. BU posted the following request issued by the Future Centre Trust in 2014:- Did you or any one you know attend […]

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Denis Lowe, Minister of the Drainage

Solid Waste Tax Dumped in the Consolidated Fund

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler advised Barbadians one of the reasons government introduced the controversial solid waste tax was to repay several millions owed to Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC). The man behind SBRC is Bizzy Williams recently confirmed on national radio government still owes about 30 million dollars. BU is forced to ask government […]

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At Risk to Superbug Infections

Recently we were advised of the outbreak of bug infections at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). The BU family was enlightened by a presentation Understanding Why Bacteria Are Present at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) shared by resident medical expert Dr. GP.  Contrary to popular view fighting bacteria is a struggle for all hospitals although […]

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Understanding Why Bacteria Are Present at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)

The news broke last week that several bacteria present at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) have caused many surgeries to be rescheduled. The first reaction by many Barbadians is to blame the management of the QEH for not ensuring the health care facility is adequately sanitized.  A deeper and more informed analysis of the problem indicate all hospitals have to defend the environs from marauding bacteria because of an increasing resistance to antibiotics.

View the following presentation with the compliments of BU family member Dr. GP.

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Minister Boyce, Minister of Health

QEH Problem, AGAIN

Submitted by Anthony Davis

Doctors are warning that shortages of basic and essential supplies will continue at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) with Government cutting the allocation to the already underfunded facility by another $10 million this year. “The Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP) is calling for ‘necessary, decisive and corrective action to be taken nowBarbados Today

My, my, my, this “people-centred Government” is at it again!

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Dr.Dexter James, CEO QEH

QEH Head Suggests “Rationing” to Save Cost

Submitted by Anthony Davis

The chief administrator at Barbados’ lone public hospital is suggesting that authorities may have to consider discontinuing treatment for some terminally ill patients… the question I want to ask . . . ‘is Barbados ready for a conversation and a debate around futility of care versus rationing?Barbados Today

Well, well, well. What next? The answer is a resounding NO, Dr. James!

How much is a life worth, doctor? What you should do is drum it into Chris Sinckler’s head that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) needs the funds which he recklessly cut. The QEH was functioning very well until he came along and cut the funds to that institution along with the funds to the UWI and welfare. These are all things that are hurting the poor, the needy and the vulnerable in our society.

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The State of “medicine” in Barbados

Submitted by Sr. George’s Dragon

On page 3 of Monday’s Nation is an advertisement by the Natural Medical Centre titled “Get Well for Less”. Presumably this is a medical establishment advertising its professional services? Among the list of its offerings are MRBA full body scans and 3D NLBA organ scans. Intrigued, as I had never heard of these medical procedures, I Googled to find out more.

Incredibly, MRBA (Magnetic Resonance Bio-Analyzer) scans and 3D NLBA (Non-Linear Bio-Analyzer) scans seem both to be performed using the same piece of equipment – an A/O Analyzer made by Innergy Development. The operator’s manual is HERE.

MRBA is apparently “a non-invasive, full body analyzer that scan(s) 21 major areas of the body covering over 270 bodily functions”. NLBA “presents detailed visual reports of the health status of all the organs, systems and tissue of the body”.

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