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John Boyce

Barbados Struggling with an Inactive Ageing Population

Submitted by Bentley The recent debate on the number of elderly persons exceeding young people in Barbados got me thinking about the real problem we have. It’s not so much the demographic shift that’s the problem, the real problem is we have too many sick people; old and young and the burden on the health […]

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John Boyce

A Typical Meal @Psychiatric Hospital

Psychiatric Hospital Meal

BU was reliably informed the the image is a typical meal being served to patients at the Psychiatric Hospital as a result of government cutbacks.

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Addicted to Chefette (Fast food)

The battle to win the taste buds of our youth has gone into high gear. Our society has reached the point where convenience is being given priority above eating healthy by a modern day Barbadian. Bear in mind the national health budget is over 700 million and per capita ranks as the third highest in […]

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Air_Pollution

Understanding How Pollution is Affecting Our Wellbeing

Submitted by Anthony Davis Pollution, pesticides and fast food are killing our children with new Government statistics revealing that the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer has risen by 40% over the past 16 years. Analysis compiled by researchers from the charity Children with Cancer UK found new cases of cancer in young people rose […]

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Dr.Robert Lucas Challenges the Process of ‘Dressing’ Poultry With Water

Submitted by Dr. Robert D. Lucas Dr. Robert D. Lucas Dun-Low lane Bridgetown Barbados, BB11157 robertd.lucas@gmail.com’   2nd September, 2018 Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam In the Sunday Sun newspaper of the 17th. July, on page 6A, mention was made of a mogul in the chicken industry, who seemed taken aback at […]

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Dr. Robert Lucas Explains the Nutritive Value of Chicken Wings

Submitted by Robert D. Lucas, PH.D., CFS, Food Biotechnologist Dr. Robert D. Lucas Dun-Low lane Bridgetown Barbados, BB11157 robertd.lucas@gmail.com   2nd September, 2018 Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam, There was an article by Dr Frances Chandler under the caption of “Blowing Hot and Cold” which appeared in the Nation newspaper of the […]

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Dr.Robert Lucas’ View on Flours

Submitted by Dr. Robert Lucas   Dr. Robert D. Lucas Dun-Low lane Bridgetown Barbados, BB11157 robertd.lucas@gmail.com   2nd September, 2018 Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam, Recently, there has been a hue and cry in the local media about the use of Cassava flour In the manufacture of baked goods Barbadians seem to […]

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Dr.Robert Lucas Challenges Niven Wholesale

Submitted by Dr. Robert Lucas Dr. Robert D. Lucas Dun-Low lane Bridgetown Barbados, BB11157 robertd.lucas@gmail.com   2nd September, 2018 Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam, On page 14 of the Nation newspaper of the 18th.August 2016, there was a paid advertisement by an entity called Niven Wholesale. The advertisement claimed that, the consumption […]

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brian-charles

Key Takeaway from the Grants’ Sandy Crest Experience

In 2013 BU posted a blog to react to the surprising news well respected Dr. Grant and his wife were charged with theft from the company they founded.  The recent news that the charge  brought by the Peter Harris controlled Sandy Crest Medical Centre was dropped is good reason for BU to revisit this horrible […]

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georgeK

Sudden Deaths in Barbados Linked to ‘usual causes’

Barbados Underground (BU) condemns the malicious act by agents using social media platforms to propagate the message that the new water meter installed by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is responsible for the sudden deaths that have caused Barbadians alarm in recent weeks. Barbadians everywhere must have breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday when […]

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Alzheimer’s and Diabetes – What is the Underlying Truth

Submitted by Bentley Have a read of the attached article. These people are now finding that there is a major link between these 2 conditions, something I’ve been saying forever. What they need to recognize is that these are not diseases in themselves but symptoms of a broader condition that gives rise to other conditions […]

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American University of Barbados Offers FREE Medical Attention

Submitted by Dr.Georgie Porgie I woke up this morning to read this rubbish in the SUNDAY NATION NEWSPAPER of Barbados. BARBADIANS SHOULD SOON have access to totally free medical attention. The lone offshore medical school operating here, the American University of Barbados (AUB), is only awaiting word from Government to start such clinics. AUB president […]

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Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy

Cruise Ships Allowed to Spew Toxins in the Caribbean Space

Submitted by Anthony Davis Venice is visited by 10 cruise ships per day. There is no law which stipulates the use of ultra-low-sulphur diesel in the Mediterranean…More and more Germans love cruising the high seas. However, when it comes to environmental protection many passengers and shipping agencies still turn a blind eye. Great expectations are […]

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Press statement: UNAIDS Condemns Violence Against Transgender People

KINGSTON, 25 April, 2016— UNAIDS condemns killings and violations of human rights against transgender people reported in recent months by civil society and media in different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, including Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Guyana, Honduras and Venezuela. In Bolivia, through a press release issued last week, the LGBT Collective denounced the […]

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Plasma Gasification Update Required Minister Denis Lowe!

Submitted by Colin Wakefield Dear Sir, I have attached a newspaper article, which has a potential impact on Barbados. Firstly I should explain my own interest in both Barbados and the content of the article. My family and I have been very lucky to visit the beautiful island of Barbados over a number of years. […]

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Air_Pollution

Junk Food or Air Pollution, Your Choice!

Submitted by Anthony Davis The UK government has been warned to drastically reduce air pollution or face renewed legal action. “In April the Supreme Court ruled an immediate plan was needed after the UK breached EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2)…Around 40,000 people are estimated to die prematurely every year in the UK because of […]

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About Parkinson’s Disease and Chris Sinckler Some Say

Submitted by Concerned Bajan Poor health of leaders or decision makers can lead to absurd and bad decisions being made. Even a blind man can see the minister of finance is suffering from early Parkinson’s disease. Don’t tell the country it’s none of our business for he is an employee of the masses and thus […]

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L-R): Edison Alleyne (Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment), Margot Harvey (Chairman, Sanitation Service Authority), Dr Denis Lowe (Minister of Environment), Clare Cowan (CEO of Cahill Energy), Christopher Sinckler (Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs), Denis Kellman (Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development), Senator Darcy Boyce (Minister of Energy in the Office of the Prime Minister)

Clare Cowan Alert – Victory for Citizen Advocacy

BU was alerted last week that the embattled CEO of Cahill Energy Clare Cowan was finally able to offload her plush apartment in Canada albeit below the original asking price. It means her creditors will likely have to take a haircut to cover off outstandings. While Cowan’s personal finances should not be the concern of […]

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