Are Barbadians Buying Contaminated Food?

In our system of government (sog) officials elected to parliament are expected to put the interest of the people ahead of their own. In fact the (sog) places a premium on those offering themselves to public office, not dissimilar to the calling of a priest who is expected to facilitate members of the public getting closer to the Most High. In other words, it is not a 9 to 5 job, it is a ‘calling’.

There has been a lot written in recent years about rising apathy and cynicism by the public directed at the political class and government institutions, Barbados is no different. We can cite comments from the Auditor General, note the precarious state of the National Insurance Scheme or if we want to go big – the ease with which successive governments have borrowed massively instead of implementing initiatives to facilitate adequately earning our way in the world.

It is important for members of the public to be able to develop trust in public officials. Take for example the issue of food standards. The average citizen enters a supermarket or any similar outlet to purchase food items with an understanding standards are being met to protect health standards. In Barbados the Barbados National Standards Institute (BNSI) is the agency with primary responsibility. The reference to BNSI should not be misconstrued as accusing the institution of not delivering on its mandate although the blogmaster is not in a position to know.

The objectives of the BNSI are to facilitate trade and the international competitiveness of Barbadian goods and services, the protection of consumers and the harmonious development of the sectors of the economy, through the development of standards, revision and amendment of these standards from time to time, testing of products for conformity to these standards, certification of products to national standards, accreditation to ensure that those who carry out testing, certification and inspection are competent to do so and calibration of measures (including mass, volume, temperature, length).

BNSI

A survey of markets in countries more developed than Barbados and with active consumer organizations suggest that Barbadians should be very concerned about the quality of food items being sold to the public.

Two videos sent by Alien to BU with a focus on bottled water and meats are a must watch. Believe it or not this is an expose from Canada and not a third world country. Where can Barbadians turn for comfort that health standards are being monitored?

This is about the quality of water.
This is about meat.

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  • ONLY FOOLS DRINK BOTTLED WATER

    THIS BLOG WILL BE LOTS OF MIRTH AS THE EXPERTS START UP

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  • @David

    Why are you trying to scare Bajans with that report on bottled water? As “Bush Tea” will attest Barbados has the purest drinking water in the world ( or so he claimed a little while ago when he made fun of the fact I was drinking “lake” water while he was consuming water from uncontaminated underground sources) curiously he didn’t mention the desalination plant.

    BTW have you ever changed a filter that leads from the ubiquitous water tanks before the water enters your home? And what are those tanks made of?

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  • @Sargeant

    If you are asking if the filters are stink when have to be replaced, oftentimes after relatively short periods, the answer is yes.

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  • David

    Yes! We’ve been all the time. And will forever more.

    Certified Food Handlers and Inspectors know that food intended for public consumption must be keep hot or cold all the time, and at correct temperatures.

    Case study. When Enid has fried chicken legs in a glass case all day long it is so contaminated with bacteria in the billions., seen under a microscope.

    A bacterium can be destroyed by reheating but it leaves its poisonous “epidermis” in the food, which cannot be destroyed by reheating.

    Bacteria multiple after 20 minutes at incorrect temperatures 100 percent. And this continues every 20 minutes thereafter.

    This is just one example. Of course.there are many, many, many examples within the food chain where poisons or residues end in up in our stomachs.

    Well the Bajans here might retort wid the old adage ” what don’t kill old cow does fatten he”.. And maybe dey right. Food is killing us!

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  • THIS IS AN ASIDE BUT WORTHY OF NOTE
    IN A CHURCH SERVICE IN SCOTLAND IN HONOUR OF THE DEPARTED QUEEN THE CHANT FOR THE PSALM USED WAS WRITTEN BY THE GRENADIAN DR JOHN FLETCHER WHO SERVED ALMOST HIS ENTIRE PROFESSIONAL LIFE AS A MUSICIAN IN BARBADOS TEACHING AT COMBERMERE SCHOOL AND AS CHOIRMASTER AND ORGANIST AT ST MICHAEL’S CATHEDRAL

    THAT HIS CHANT WAS CHOSEN IS TO ME IS A GREAT HONOUR FOR US
    DR FLETCHER WAS ONE OF OURS EVEN IF NOT BORN HERE

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  • GP, one time BU "resident doctor"

    RE When Enid has fried chicken legs in a glass case all day long it is so contaminated with bacteria in the billions., seen under a microscope.

    SO WHAT? DO THEY CAUSE ILLNESS? WHY NOT?

    A bacterium can be destroyed by reheating but it leaves its poisonous “epidermis” in the food, which cannot be destroyed by reheating.

    PLEASE KINDLY INFORM US WITH RESPECT TO THE poisonous “epidermis” OF BACTERIUM in food, ENLIGHTEN AND ILLUMINATE US

    Bacteria multiple after 20 minutes at incorrect temperatures 100 percent. And this continues every 20 minutes thereafter.

    MURDAAH
    I SHALL NOT HASTEN TO ASK THAT THE CHAPTER IN MICROBIOLOGY TEXTS ON MICROBIAL GROWTH BE REWRITTEN TO INCLUDE THIS RUBBISH

    READERS PLEASE KINDLY NOTE THAT THE RUBBISH ABOVE BY PATCHY MAMMA THE BASIC SCIENCE ILLITERATE IS MOST ERRONEOUS
    BU RUM SHOP VISITORS SHOULD SEEK CORRECT SOURCES FOR YOUR PROPER EDUCATION ON THIS MATTER

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  • 【挖健康】只要3分鐘動動手,千年宿便排光光!
    [Dig for Health] As long as you move your hands in 3 minutes, the thousand-year-old stool will be drained!

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  • This question of what we are eating is to be taken seriously . I was shocked to learn about our children now eating very cheap ramen.
    We are witnessing a confluence of issues and it’s getting like putting putty on old boards or a boat with leaks springing all over.
    While were bragging about service economy and bigging up a lot of so called reports from international agencies, attention was not bring paid to the basics.
    Consumers are now being forced to eat anything for a belly full with little regard for the nutritional value.
    We can expect more inferior foods to be on the supermarket shelves as food prices continue to rise and importers seek short cuts and put profit before anything else.
    Peace

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  • @Pacha

    It is an interesting thing many will not pause to discuss matters that may threaten our health.

    From cursory look re street food, mum and pop operations etc there is a casualness around preparation of food for the public. One has to assume same can be extended to larger operations. This is not even addressing matters raised by the blog re water and supermarket offerings.

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  • @William

    Isn’t ramen included in the food basket the government recently negotiated with private sellers?

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  • @ David
    I really don’t know what’s in the food basket . I heard this thing about the ramen over a year ago.
    BTW
    Some of the most dangerous food preparation practices are found in hotel and high end restaurants.
    These practices are not exclusive to street food and mom and pop outfits.
    Peace.

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  • Georgie Porgie is a dirty Christian son of bitch.

    He does not wash his ass after shitting. And goes into his wicked god’s face with a certain poisonous stench emanating from the posterior.😁

    Even on BU that poisonous anal oder is such that reason or internation food hygiene methods which a former blogger and expert, seemingly, in this area has severally commended, have not a chance.

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  • @William

    Note in the comment it was stretched to include high end. The bottom line is that we need to be confident there is rigorous monitoring and enforcement to ensure the public is not being disadvantaged. Can we be sure? It seem to be pervasive and at its root is greed and a gullible public.

    See link.

    http://barbados.loopnews.com/content/bajans-pay-less-supermarket-44-items

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  • David
    You cannot have a health ministry which has no capacity to deal with the basics of food hygiene.

    Anywhere, in North America or Europe these things are standard. Is there a better way to protect a country’s health but doing the basics right. Food, water, sewage.

    If a health inspector come around any food establishment and sees deviations clorox is applied right away.

    BTW, Ramen Iis foolish food. Is anything but healthy.

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  • @Pacha

    From a look at the videos attached the shortchanging of an unsuspecting public is a universal issue.

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  • David
    OK

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  • David
    You are absolutely right!

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  • @ david Bu You have omitted the roles of The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health. I think we have these areas well covered provided public officers have been given the resources. BNSI are minor in this field.

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  • David
    When you have fish in a market not sometimes on ice.

    Carcasses in a market, not on ice. Even the way, the process by which, animals are slaughtered all need to be looked at.

    This is a huge area.

    Pesticides on foods as well. Do people obey the recommendations. How many days after spraying should harvesting occur, for example.

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  • @Vinceny

    There must be an umbrella oversight body.

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  • David
    In the USA 48 million people get sick from food poisoning annually. 123K are hospitalized and 3000 die.

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  • @Pacha

    What about those who do not die however their health is compromised because of contaminated food?

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  • GP, one time BU "resident doctor"

    VINCENT
    I AM HAPPY TO SEE YOU SIR
    YOU BEING AN ARDENT ANGLICAN WILL BE PLEASED NO DOUBT TO HEAR THAT MUSIC EMINATING FROM ONE OF THE FOREMOST ORGANISTS OF THE LOCAL ANGLICAN COMMUNITY WAS FEATURED IN THE SAME PRESTIGIOUS SERVICE ALONG SIDE THAT OF BYRD AND BACH
    I AM VERY PROUD ABOUT THAT

    TO SANE SERIOUS FOLK
    I HAVE SPENT THE LAST 13 YEARS TEACHING MICROBIOLOGY ONLINE TO COLLEGE STUDENTS, AND ALSO TEACHING IT TO MEDICAL STUDENTS

    THIS INCLUDES GIVING LECTURES AND ASSIGNMENTS ON MICROBIAL GROWTH. I HAVE MOST CERTAINLY MASTERED THE ISSUE OF THE DANGERS OF THOSE MICRO-ORGANISMS THAT AFFECT THE GASTRO-INTESTINAL TRACT, AND SPEAK WITH AUTHORITY THEREON

    I HAVE HAD SEVERAL CLASSES RESEARCH AND PRESENT ESSAYS AND POWER POINTS ON BOTH THE VIRUSES AND BACTERIA THAT AFFECT THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT., IN WHICH THEY HIGHLIGHT THE TIME PERIODS WHICH THE AGENTS THAT DO SO WILL CAUSE ILLNESS FROM TIME OF CONSUMPTION OF FOOD AND THE ONSET OF SYMPTOMS.

    I NEVER COME ON BU TO ERR ON EITHER BIBLE OR MEDICINE
    I WISH AT THIS TIME THAT WE STILL HAD DR LUCAS TO BRING HIS SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE OF BOTH MICROBIOLOGY AND FOOD SCIENCE TO BEAR ON THIS MATTER.

    THE FACT IS THAT WE ONLY HAVE TO FEAR A LIMITED NUMBER OF BACTERIA ON THE SKIN, IN THE LUNGS, IN THE KIDNEYS IN THE HEART IN THE BRAIN ETC EACH ORGAN IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO SPECIFIC BACTERIA

    IT IS NOTEWORTHY TOO THAT THERE ARE MANY BACTERIA ON THE SKIN AND IN THE GIT AND EVEN THE FEMALE GENITALIA THAT PERFORM VERY IMPORTANT AND PARTICULAR FUNCTIONS

    SUCH BACTERIA ARE REGARDED AS NORMAL FLORA

    PERSONS WHO HANDLE FOOD IN PUBLIC PLACES ARE NO MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CAUSING DISEASE THAN ANY OF US WHO HANDLE FOOD IN OUR OWN HOMES. BECAUSE THE PREVENTATIVE PROCESSES ARE THE SAME

    PERSONS WHO COME ON BU OUGHT TO SEEK TO BE ACCURATE IN THEIR STATEMENTS AT ALL TIMES. INSTEAD OF SEEKING TO JUST WIN ARGUMENTS

    I HAVE SPENT MORE THAN 50 YEARS IN MEDICINE OR PREPARING TO ENTER THE PROFESSION.

    I WILL CORRECT ANY SPURIOUS MEDICINE OR PUBLIC HEALTH THAT I SEE HERE WITH OUT FEAR OR FAVOUR.

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  • RE There must be an umbrella oversight body.

    IT IS THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH WHICH USED TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT PUBLICH HEALTH SERVICE

    I SAY USED TO HAVE FROM TESTING OUR WATER SERVICES AND RIGOUROUSLY SUPERVISING PUBLIC EATING SERVICES WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR

    I CAN NOT SPEAK FOR WHAT NOW OBTAINS NOR CAN I SPEAK FOR WHAT IS NOW ALLOWED TO BE IMPORTED

    WE OUGHT TO FEAR WHAT IS IMPORTED MORE THAN WHAT IS OFFERED LOCALLY, AND WE OUGHT TO MAINTAIN RIGOROUS SUPERVISION THEREOF

    A PERSON IN BARBADOS WHO SELLS PUDDING AND SOUSE ON WEEKENDS IN THE VILLAGE TO HELP EKE OUT A LIVING IS MUCH MORE LIKELY TO BE SCRUPULOUSLY CLEAN THAN OBTAINS IN A FAST FOOD CHAIN OR BIG RESTAURANT

    WE ARE TALKING HERE ABOUT THE PRINCIPLE ADVANCED IN JOHN 10 BY JESUS WITH RESPECT TO THE TRUE SHEPHERD AND HIRELINGS

    WE ALL WATCHED OUR MOTHERS COOK IN OUR HOMES

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  • What’s green and smells like pork?
    Kermit’s Finger. 🐸
    What’s pink and smells like frog spawn?
    Miss Piggys mouth. 🐷
    What’s blue and smells like red paint?
    Blue paint. 🖌

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @David how can you base your inflamatory and sensational query headline re “ARE BARBADIANS BUYING CONTAMINATED FOOD?” on the anecdotal: “From cursory look re street food, mum and pop operations etc there is a casualness around preparation of food for the public.”… HOW!

    If one goes simply on the public evidence over these many years of our lives in Barbados (the doc and other experts can correct my poor memory) but I do not recall any widespread or even limited cases of good old fashioned food poisoning at a leading restaurant or hotel or from a ‘mom n pop’ food cart even.

    As was suggested above the simple fact is that every food provider will naturally take care in food preparations for the simple reason that in order to maintain and develop more customers the food must taste well and MUST not make anyone sick.

    The science of the temperatures needed to kill bacteria is there for all to review and that of freezing and defrosting foods properly and surely the Min of Health is responsible to ensure all standards are being met … but of course each consumer must use practical commonsense…

    Come now, we all grew up getting pear cutters or bread and twos from our favorite vendors outside Kolig grounds or Cawmere or Foundation pasture or wherever… are we here by God’s grace or because vendors ALWAYS strive not to KILL their customers.

    Can accidents happen as meat being forgotten off the fridge for too long or a freezer fails and the thought of all that uninsured lost meat cause a greedy decision to still cook that stew … no doubt. So just as likely I am sure people enough have had ‘de runnings’ from such situations or other poor food handling but in the main those are exceptions.

    I think (by years of evidence not anecdotal) our food vendors work diligently to minimize serving contaminated food and that our officials do a purposeful job to enforce the required standards.

    I would further argue that the mere fact that we do NOT often (if at all) “pause to discuss matters that may threaten our health vis food vendors is an excellent indicators that it is likely not a big problem!

    And fah sure our water is dirty re that filter indicator … but even that is a common sense matter and frankly should be KNOWN by all Bajans by now. Either filter the water from our pipes and or boil in for drinking purposes or not … we will live as long as we should, right!

    I gone.

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  • @Dee Word

    Do you recall such happening in Canada?

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  • Interesting SIDEBAR

    WHEN I first came to Barbados, several decades ago, with an individual who is now my partner, they kept checking everything in the food stores to check the BEST BEFORE DATES. I of course asked nievely, why. They said there is no question that best before date will be in the past, hiwever you check to make sure its not too far past.

    Live and learn, or at least some of us live and learn.

    Hmmmm.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Actually @Mr Blogmaster, no I do not ! But then again neither do I recall such for any restaurants/ food establishment in UK or US either … that’s not to say they were none, though.

    But I do remember product ‘recalls’ in Canada and the other places. Even here in Bim, Pine Hill Dairy had recalls as well.

    As I alluded to above unless folks are malicious or ridiculously careless no one wants to poison their customers but of course we will have problems !

    In the Bajan context I agree with the general assessment from those above that road side vendors strive to produce palatable food free of bacteria and poor preparation and so too the supermarkets, restaurants, hotels etc … we have to be ever vigilant surely and be guided by good commone sense!

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    Pacha…i thought it was established that water should be BOILED then FILTERED…..before drinking and better yet, if the equipment is available, DISTILLED for clean healthy pure water..

    .tap water is filthy and can contain poisons, check Mississippi, real dirty water, Manhattan…reports of traces of arsenic in water, bottled water is questionable…for years we were told to avoid it…

    eating out should be a twice yearly maybe adventure, one should not only grow most of their food but COOK IT because that lets YOU KNOW WHAT’S IN IT……

    ..never thought i would see the day when descendants got so lazy that they would eat processed garbage every day, never mind it’s killing them and have them with the designation as the “sickest people in the world.”…..amputation capital, the highest rates of blood pressure and diabetes…and now childhood blood pressure and diabetes added too…..and of course, culturally, they are not fans of drinking volumes of water daily to begin with, so they don’t stand a chance, sickness will be their companion always.

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  • HERE COMES THE NEXT JACKASS BRAYING ABOUT THINGS WHICH SHE KNOWS NOTHING. ABOUT

    AS LONG AS PUBLIC HEALTH PROTOCOLS SET UP BY DR VAUGHAN WELLS SIR MAURICE BYER SIR KENNETH STANDARD ETC THE ANTI MICROBIAL ASPECTS OF OUR PUBLIC HEALTH SHOULD BE OK.

    THESE STALWARTS OF OUR PUBLIC HEALTH NEVER TAUGHT OR THOUGHT that water should be BOILED then FILTERED…..before drinking and better yet, if the equipment is available, DISTILLED for clean healthy pure water.. BECAUSE SAMPLES OF OUR WATER SOURCES WERE EXAMINED AND TESTED FOR COLIFORMS WEEKLY

    JOHN KNOW SHOULD BE ABLE TO SAY MORE ABOUT OUR WATER

    THE ONLY BARBADIANS WHO ARE the “sickest people in the world.”…. ARE A CADRE OF NEUTROPENIC MORONS WHO PONTIFICATE ON BU ALL DAY AND PERENIALLY ;

    IT AMAZES THAT MANY OF OUR SENIOR CITIZENS ARE DYING IN THEIR 90’S AND THERE IS A REPORT OF AT LEAST ONE CENTENARION ALMOST WEEKLY

    MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THESE FOLK HAVE BEEN DRINKING volumes of water daily to begin with,

    high rates of blood pressure and diabetes…and now childhood blood pressure and diabetes added too IS BEING OBSERVED UNIVERSALLY……..AND IT DUE TO THESE FOLK … NOT DRINKING water THAT IS BOILED OR FILTERED OR DISTILLED RIGHT?

    I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THE MORON EFFLUXING THIS BOVINE EFFLUENT IS NOT SHARING PATHPHYSIOLOGY OF WHICH SHE KNOWS ANYTHING. AND I SPEAK WITH AUTHORITY THEREON.
    AND THIS CAN NOT BE REFUTED

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  • Diseases 12″ · Michigan & Smiley
    🎛🎚💿💽🎧🎶🎹🎤📀🎼

    All give thanks an praise unto The Most High
    (Next line indecipherable)
    Because all these things are abominations to The Lord God

    Cause every day the girls dress up inna trousers
    I say what happen to yu skirts and blouses?
    Why can’t I man see yu in yu dresses
    Cause these things unto Jah Jah not pleases
    An’ every day them a worship vanities
    An’ yu greates’ lust is jewelleries
    Min’ Jah lick yu wid diseases …

    Min’ Jah lick yu wid diseases
    The most dangerous diseases
    I said the most dangerous diseases
    I’m talking like the elephantitis
    The other one is the poliomyelitis
    Arthritis and the one diabetes.

    Yu see, ‘cos every day that they’re turnin’ Bible pages
    From Proverbs forward to Genesis
    From Revelations to Ecclesiastes
    (Next line indecipherable – something wisdom increases)
    And the rest of the world it decreases
    While every day Man a build explosives
    The corruption of the world it exposes

    Min’ Jah lick yu wid diseases
    Min’ Jah lick yu wid diseases
    I said the most dangerous diseases
    I said the most dangerous diseases
    I’m talking like the elephantitis
    The other one is the poliomyelitis
    Arthritis and the one diabetes.

    Yu see, while the star that shine from the galaxies
    And it shines on human faces
    Hear the cry of the Israelite voices
    Who once led by the man Moses

    Jah we need your advices
    Help us out of the crisis
    Jah we need your advices
    Help us out of the crisis

    Yu see, ’cause every day the girls dress up inna trousers
    I say what happen to yu skirts and blouses?
    Why can’t I man see yu in yu dresses
    Cause these things unto Jah Jah not pleases
    An’ every day them a worship vanities
    An’ yu greates’ lust is jewelleries
    Min’ Jah lick yu wid diseases …

    Min’ Jah lick yu wid diseases
    I said the most dangerous diseases
    I’m talking ’bout the dangerous diseases
    I’m talking like the elephantitis
    The other one is the poliomyelitis
    Arthritis and the one diabetes.

    Yu see, every day that they’re turnin’ Bible pages
    From Proverbs forward to Genesis
    From Revelations to Ecclesiastes
    (Next line indecipherable – something wisdom increases)
    And the rest of the world it decreases
    While every day Man a build explosives
    The corruption of the world it exposes

    Min’ Jah lick yu wid diseases
    Min’ Jah lick yu wid diseases
    An if yu lick ’em wid diseases
    Jah, an if yu lick ’em wid diseases
    I said the most dangerous diseases
    I said the most dangerous diseases
    I’m talking like the elephantitis
    The poliomyelitis
    Arthritis and the one diabetes.

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  • Cure For The Fever

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  • @Dee Word

    You are aware the subject matter of the blog has nothing to do with product recall?

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  • @ KiKi
    Yu see, every day that they’re turnin’ Bible pages
    From Proverbs forward to Genesis
    From Revelations to Ecclesiastes
    (Next line indecipherable – something wisdom increases)
    And the rest of the world it decreases
    While every day Man a build explosives
    The corruption of the world it exposes
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Deciphered….
    (Next line indecipherable – something wisdom increases)
    “and let me tell yuh seh me wisdom increases
    and the rest of the world it decreases…

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  • African Online Publishing Copyright ⓒ 2022. All Rights Reserved

    fake doctor don’t know that DRINKING CLEAN WATER IS ESSENTIAL to a healthy body…and they let that fool loose on unsuspecting patients…

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    wuy it int me that say Barbados is the amputation capital…it’s the islands doctors expounding on diabetes and high blood pressure. even in children, often in the newspapers…

    …guess they got better doctors on the island who actually know about medicine and what’s going on with their patients…. than those who claim they teach and used to practice in Florida…Dr. Know Nothing…

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  • @Where can Barbadians turn for comfort that health standards are being monitored?”

    The Public health inspectors. I believe that one or more public health inspectors work out of each polyclinic, inspection food in markets, supermarkets, fish markets, slaughter houses etc. They also provide training and certification for businesses big, small and micro which sell food to the public. They do an excellent job too. Honestly David when last have you heard of an outbreak of food borne illness in Barbados.

    I also know three water inspectors, not the exact job title. Bright ethical young ladies likely taught by John and or GP when those fellas were young and smart. So I eat from street vendors and from other places too, without any fear {or illness at all.

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  • I WAS ABOUT TO COME OUT OF RETIREMENT AS BU RESIDENT DR , AND TEACH ABOUT GROWTH CURVES AS IT RELATES TO FOOD POISONING BY GI TRACT MICROBES. AND EXPLAIN HOW TO AVOID THE SAME, WHAT TO LOOK FOR, AND SIMPLE THINGS TO DO WHILE WAITING IN TRIAGE FOR CARE

    AND THEN EXPLAIN WHAT CAUSES CERTAIN NCDS, AND SOME THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT OR AND TREAT THEM

    AND THEN GO ON TO THE LIKELY CAUSATIVE FACTORS IN NCD’S IN THE FOOD IMPORTED AS MENTIONED IN THE ARTICLE AT THE TOP OF THIS BLOG

    I THINK THIS FAKE DR SHOULD LET PACCHY MAMA JENNY ASS AND KIKI TEACH ON THESE MATTERS AND APPLY THE RELEVANT BASIC SCIENCES TO THE PREVAILING PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE IN BIM.

    ALL OF MY RELATIVES THERE ARE WELL. AND RESPOND WELL TO MY ADVICE GIVEN ON THE PHONE.

    I WILL SAY THOUGH THAT MOST DRS ( EXCEPT SURGEONS)ARE TRAINED TO DO WHAT DRS DO. THEY EXHIBIT THE DRUGS THEY WERE TAUGHT OR DETAILED TO THEM BY THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY. VERY VERY FEW THINK OUT OF THE BOX. SOME CONTROL MAY BE ACHIEVED IN SOME CASES, BUT DO YOU SEE CURES?

    I “guess they got better doctors on the island who actually know about medicine and what’s going on with their patients… SO I WILL LET THEM COME ON BU AND EXPLAIN WHY IT IS THAT THE STATISTICS ARE AS THEY ARE,
    AND .
    BTW I HAVE NEVER PRACTICED MEDICINE OUTSIDE OF BARBADOS

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  • The proof of the pudding is in the eating. And our many, many centenarians are the proof of what they used to eat.

    Those centenarians used to take early morning cooked food to excursions and come home and eat the leftovers. Drank plenty of unfiltered, unboiled, undististilled pipe water to wash it down.

    I don’t get too hyped up about this new modern science. I take sensible precautions.

    I grow as most of my own food, filter my water, buy my chicken from a cousin whose practices I know are acceptable.

    But I do not obsess. It is pointless I have seen almost all of my family live to ripe old age in relatively good health for almost all of their lives.

    And then they died, as we all must do.

    The younger generations have moved away from what sustained our elders wrt diet and exercise. So we will probably get sick and die sooner.

    I would have enjoyed a comment from Dr. Lucas but I would be willing to listen to GP who must know more than the average contributor about bacteria and infection.

    The fact that we are the amputation capital of the world, I suspect has nothing to do with bacteria and more to do with those prone to suffer from diabetes not adhering to medical advice on diet and exercise.

    Of course, I stand to be corrected.

    But…back to contaminated food! I find we are all over the place.

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  • Stop reacting and share! Who listens, listens!

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  • Georgie Porgie, like his foolish book, is incredible.

    And Christian’s are so ignorant that when this was popularly memed they would be cheering, going into rapturous fits of emotion.

    One day somebody asked these foolish people whether they knew what incredible meant.

    Not credible! An this is Georgie Porgie. For a man you knows toooo little about tooo much. Hence, nobody here wants to hear him on a matter, a real matter on which evidence is available, on a subject he purports to have a modicum of information learnt by rote.

    Incredible!

    Maybe this is so because of the incredible claims made about things which never happened and for which not an iota of independently verifiable EVIDENCE has once been tendered.

    What a waste, human waste!

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  • Making some cassava flour this week, maybe enough to last me all through until next season.

    I’ve found that eating spinach regularly seems to keep my blood pressure lower that medication alone. And spinach is so cheap and easy to grow, Grows like a wild bush especially in the rainy season. But I still exercise regularly, watch my diet and take my medicine as prescribed. As much as possible I try to eat the way my parents and grandparents ate, and to engage in regular outdoor work as they did,

    I have some bonavist in the freezer. I have a relative who is a young medic who doesn’t eat bonavist, but both my parents ate them and both lived to be over 85 so I eat them in spite of the skepticism of a medic.

    Dr, GP: should I continue to eat bonavist [Lablab purpureus] or not?

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  • Dr. GP

    I agree with Donna.

    Share the information with the forum.

    Whoever is interested, will read it.

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  • Cuhdear Bajan,

    My dad is drinking a bush tea from an old lady that seems to control his diabetes. He wasn’t doing too badly with his medication either.

    I don’t know why we think that only one culture has all the knowledge.

    No one culture has all the knowledge on ANYTHING. NOT ON SCIENCE. NOT ON THE SPIRITUAL.

    WE ARE ALL FOREVER LEARNING NEW THINGS.

    ANYONE WHO CLAIMS TO KNOW ALL IS A FOOL.

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  • simple simon
    dont eat de bonavist
    throw it all out in a big paper bag
    but wait,, wait ….wait
    i will tell you when I passing to pick it up at de gate

    used to sit at the kitchen table and shell it with my mother
    miss eating it a lot

    The younger generations have moved away from what sustained our elders wrt diet and exercise. So we will DEFINITELY get sick and die sooner.

    NOT ONLY SHOULD WE EAT WHAT THE ELDERLY FOLK ATE
    BUT WE MUST NOTE THAT THE ELDERLY FOLK DID NOT PUT RUBBISH ON THEIR SKINS OR PUN DEM HEADS

    WITH RESPECT TO BUSH TEAS
    I BELIEVE THAT WHEREEVER PEOPLE HAVE LIVED FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME THAT GOD HAS PLACED PLANTS WITH CHEMICALS THAT ARE CURATIVE

    BIG PHARMA ARE NOT INTERESTED IN SUCH PLANTS BECAUSE THEY CANT PATENT THEM AND MAKE LOADS OF MONEY THEREON

    BUT HOW DID WE GET LIN METH SAL THE PRECURSOR TO ASPIRIN? OR DIGITALIS USED IN HEART FAILURE?

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  • Mind you I eat spinach because I enjoy it. When I was a child I thought that it was bitter, but as an adult I have discovered that it has a mild flavour, and is yummy in omlettes, soups and in rice with grated carrots sweet peppers and herbs. So I will continue to eat it for pleasure.

    And because I am cheap.

    I like cheap, ‘sweet’ nutricious food.

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  • I have also asked GP to continue to share his medical knowledge.

    By now he should be aware that he will not meet with 100% approval, but he should persevere. None of us have 100% approval.

    On Trump he has plenty of resistance, but he continues on. Why not the same for his medical presentation.

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  • @GP September 13, 2022 1:02 PM “simple simon. dont eat de bonavist
    throw it all out in a big paper bag. but wait,, wait ….wait i will tell you when I passing to pick it up at de gate.”

    You trying to trick me. Lol!!

    If you were nearby I would be happy to share bonavist with you, and breadfruit and pear which I received as a gift this morning.

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  • THEO
    ONE OF MY SINS IS THAT I DONT SUFFER FOOLS GLADLY
    AND THERE ARE TOO MANY FOOLS ON BU

    BUT IT SEEMS THAT THAT IS WHAT IS REQUIRED HERE NOW, SO I CONDESCEND AND TRY TO FIT IN WITH THE FOOLISHNESS

    WHEN I AM NOT MAKING JOKES I AM VERY SERIOUS ABOUT WHAT I SAY IN PUBLIC IN MY AREAS OF EXPERTISE.

    I DONT COME HERE OR ANYWHERE LOOKING FOR APPROVAL . I SEEK ONLY TO BE ACCURATE.
    ONCE I KNOW THAT I AM ACCURATE , I WILL NOT BE CONTRADICTED BY SCUM.. I CAN DO WITHOUT THAT

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  • SIMPLE
    SPINACH IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE GREEN LEAFY “VEGETABLES” THAT ONE SHOULD BE EATING FOR IRON AND SOME VITAMINS
    I AGREE THAT IT IS MORE PALATABLE WHEN OUR TASTE BUDS THAT LOVE SWEET ARE REDUCED AND REPLACED BY THOSE FOR BITTER TAKE OVER, AND SPINACH DOES NOT SEEM TO BE BITTERISH ANY MORE

    FROM CHILDHOOD MY MOTHER HAD VINES FROWING ON THE PAILING AS WELL AS BONAVIST

    IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SET THESE UP ON A THRELLIS AS YOU DO WITH CHISTOPHENE OR SET THEM UP AS A HEDGE OR SOMETHING

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @TheO your 1:26 PM provides a opening for much comments about personalities, arrogance/confidence, academic/mental abilities and all dat …! 😒👍

    … But in general there is really no need to ask (in Bajan: to beg real hard) anyone who has knowledge to share it … all of us crave being acclaimed for our abilities and even those who are truly introverted and shyly avoid the spotlight will share their hard earned knowledge if they are truly humble and respect the fact that their knowledge is of no use when wrapped up unseen and unheard!

    But heh to ask and beg is to stroke an ego .. and we all love getting our ego inflated and stroked, fah sure … So inflate away!

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  • DPD
    YOU ARE SUCH A JACKASS AND ILLITERATE THAT YOU HAVE FAILED TO SEE THAT BEFORE THE INJUNCTION BY DDD THEO AND ARTAX TO FURNISH ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON THE ISSUE OF FOOD POISONING BY GITRAT MICROBES THAT I HAD ALREADY GIVEN THE SALIENT BASIC INFORMATION, AND POINTED OUT THAT EXCELLENT PUBLIC HEALTH DRS HAD GIVEN TO BIM VERY GOOD GUIDANCE IN THESE MATTERS, SO THAT WE ARE FAIRLY SAFE.

    BUT YOU ARE SO STUPID THAT IT ESCAPES YOUR MINUTE INTELLIGENCE THAT I DID NOT HAVE TO BE BEGGED BY ANYONE TO SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE, BECAUSE . I HAD ALREADY DONE SO, BEFORE 2 OF YOUR ILK DECIDED THAT I SHOULD BE PUT DOWN. SO I DECIDED TO STAY DOWN

    I NOTICE THAT YOU BEING AN APPROVED PROVIDER WAS ACTUALLY TO CHIME IN ——BUT YOU BEING QUITE DENSE, AND SINCE THE TOPIC WAS NOT EMERGENCY POST MORTEMS YOU WERE UNABLE TO CONTRIBUTE

    RE even those who are truly introverted and shyly avoid the spotlight will share their hard earned knowledge if they are truly humble and respect the fact that their knowledge is of no use when wrapped up unseen and unheard!

    IT IS FOR THAT REASON THAT I OFTEN PARTICIPATE IN THREE BIBLE READING DISCUSSIONS ON ZOOM WEEKLY
    IT IS FOR THAT REASON THAT I OFTEN FURNISH 3 YOUNG PREACHERS WITH PPTS AND STUDY GUIDES TO ASSIST THEM IN THIER BIBLE TEACHING
    FOR THIS I MUST OFTEN GO TO MY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

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  • GP, one time BU "resident doctor"

    In response to the requests from DDD, ARTAX & THEO, I have submitted a fairly comprehensive ppt on MICROBIAL GROWTH fairly from my Microbiology Lab Course.

    For the purpose of the blog, interested persons should pay particular attention to slides 59, 63-67, 70-73 & 75, as these slides note some of the main culprits in most food poisoning seen in the GIT.

    After the incubation period and the generation time, the major Patho-physiology that cause the symptoms of pain, vomiting diarrhea involves the impaired function of the Na+K+ATP dependent pump in the walls of the GI TRACT.

    There is thus a tendency to dehydration, which can be kept at bay in mild cases by increasing one’s fluid intake, until the function of the Na+K+ATP dependent pump in the walls of the GI TRACT is restored.

    Dehydration is dangerous, because all chemical reactions in the body take place in aqueous medium.

    In mild cases, and while waiting for care in severe casses one can try to replace the Na+ by putting some pot salt in your lemonade. K+ may easily be obtained from bananas and citrous fruit. Use very little sugar in your rehydration fluid, as the sugar will attract water to the gut, and defeat the purpose that you are trying to achieve.

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  • In response to the requests from DDD, ARTAX & THEO, I have submitted a fairly comprehensive ppt on MICROBIAL GROWTH fairly from my Microbiology Lab Course.

    AFTER SEVERAL HOURS IT HAS NOT YET APPEARED PUTTING A LIE TO ALL THOSE WHO SAY THAT I LIE WHEN I SAY THAT MY POSTS OFTEN GET TEK DUNG

    I JUST WANT DDD, ARTAX & THEO TO KNOW THAT I SOUGHT TO HONOUR YOUR REQUEST BY SHARING ONE OF MY STELLAR TEACHING PPTS

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