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Medical university opens its doors in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Last weekend, 17 student doctors donned their ceremonial white coats, marking not only their rite of passage into the profession of medicine, but also signifying them as the first group of students to enter the American […]

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Barbados Lifts Ban on UK Poultry and Poultry Products

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday October 2, 2017 – Barbados’ ban on poultry and poultry products coming from the United Kingdom (UK) has been lifted. According to a statement from the

Doctors and nurses from Barbados to assist Dominica

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Arrangements are being made to have doctors and nurses from Barbados travel to Dominica to provide much-needed assistance. This is according to Dr Brian Charles,

New Tropical Storm Forms Behind Hurricane Irma

FLORIDA, United States, Tuesday September 5, 2017 – Even as the Leeward Islands prepares for the impact of a dangerous Category 5 Hurricane Irma, the 10th tropical storm

Regional and international HIV experts convene in Barbados

SPEIGHTSTOWN, Barbados -- Regional and international HIV experts have been tasked with developing strategies to engage the Caribbean on the “treatment as prevention” approach to HIV care which

BARBADOS: Medical schools in war of words

CONFLICT IS BREWING between the two offshore medical schools in Barbados. The three-month-old Washington University of Barbados (WUB) is accusing the American University of Barbados (AUB), which has been

Barbados: Ministry issues malaria advisory

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH has reminded persons travelling to areas endemic for malaria that they should begin taking the medication, malaria prophylaxis, before travel, as advised by their

Drug Mixtures Complicating Drug Fight in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday July 18, 2017 – A new trend is emerging in Barbados where drug users are mixing drugs into a single dosage, creating challenges for drug

Barbados: Over-the-counter drug worry

A DOCTOR IS hoping for a crackdown on the sale of over-the-counter antibiotics without prescription before it’s too late. Head of the Infection Control Department at the Queen Elizabeth

BARBADOS: Another option for HIV patients

THE BARBADOS Family Planning Association (BFPA) has become the first community-based organisation to offer treatment to those who test positive for HIV. The initiative means that HIV+ patients have

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