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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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marijuanna

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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UNAIDS_Barbados

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.johnpolyclinic

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

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_Barbados

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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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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Soda

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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