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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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Vaccine

Vaccines, Dead Doctors, and Depopulation

Submitted by ‘Unknown’ Autism has now skyrocketed to ONE IN 45 in this country. That means if you walked down your street right now, it’s highly likely you wouldn’t even have to go a full block before you will have passed a home with at least one autistic child living in it. What you are […]

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Fat Taxes: What Role for Fiscal Policy Interventions in Promoting Good Health in Barbados?

Alicia Nicholls Public health is once again under the microscope in Barbados, with the lens being focused on the crippling burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the country’s health care system. According to data reported by Nation News, “an estimated 64 per cent of adult Barbadians are overweight and 31 per cent of children are […]

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Zika_Virus

Future Centre Trust Raises Alarm About ZIKA and ILLEGAL DUMPING

Prepared by Dr Tara A. Inniss, PhD (UWI) MSD (UNSW) BA (York) Environmental NGO, the Future Centre Trust (FCT) is concerned about the number of reports of littering and illegal dumping in Barbados. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has warned regional Governments about the threat the most recent mosquito-borne infection, the Zika Virus poses […]

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Kammie Holder Laments Barbados’ Lazy Response to Zika Threat

Musing of  local environmentalist Kammie Holder. Many laughed at me when I did the 350PPM ride to highlight the optimal Carbon Dioxide emission the earth needs to return to for global warming to be under control, yet it’s what COP21 was about in 2015. Many laughed at the tour I did of illegal dump sites […]

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The Effects of Marijuana on the Body – Should We?

There is a growing movement in Barbados to free up the weed. BU sees compelling arguments for and against. There is the economic argument to support decriminalizing/legalizing marijuana will go along way to relieving congestion in the court system. Then there are the touted medical benefits -many of us have seen the miraculous recovery on […]

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Rape and Women’s Health

Submitted by Felicia Browne Rape and genderbased violence is a grave human rights violation. The victims of rape and other forms of sexual assault have experienced physical and mental health conditions, often including acute traumatic injuries. A cute traumatic injuries in sexual assault can be relatively minor, including scratches, bruises, and welts. However, some women […]

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Denis Lowe

Graeme Hall Sluice Gate – Lowe Goes to France

Credit to Nostradamus Here is Minister of the Environment Denis Lowe talking up a storm in France  – see video – funded by the taxpayers of Barbados. […]

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2014 HIV Data for Barbados

See the latest HIV Epi data for Barbados and related documents released by the United Nations AIDS. Epidemiological data for Barbados Statement from UNAIDS Executive Director Statement from UN Secretary General World’s Aids Day 2015 UNAIDS EXD address to Barbados church on the role of faith organisations in ending AIDS: […]

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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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Red_Meats

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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Air_Pollution

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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