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Food Biotechnologist Concerned About Water Quality | Agrees With US Embassy Warning Citizens

Dr. Robert D. Dun-Low lane Bridgetown Barbados, BB11157 robertd.lucas@gmail.com Tel.246-426-6512 8th, February2018 The Editor Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam There is an article entitled “USA Embassy Unfairly Issues Public Health Advisory on Barbados” appearing in the “Barbados Underground.” Mention was made by various officials including the general manager (GM) of the Barbados […]

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Time for the Authorities to SHUTDOWN Activity on the Sewage Affected South Coast

Has the time come for the authorities to divert traffic from driving through sewage water on the South Coast of Barbados? Does commonsense require citizens to avoid the use of the road? Should eating establishments be closed in the area of the sewage leak? What about the two bus stops located in the area adjacent […]

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USA Embassy Unfairly Issues PUBLIC Health Advisory on Barbados

The following communication was brought to the attention of the BU blogmaster by the Administrator of Facebook page Social Education and Accountability in Barbados. –NB: This was going to [be] posted last Monday. However there was so much noise on the topic that the concern was that it would be lost in the fog.– Our […]

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Local Biotechnologist Comments on American Advisory | Should Barbadians be Concerned About ELEVATED Levels of Bacteria in the Water? | Should Food Establishments on the South Coast be Closed by Government?

Dr. Robert D. Lucas Dun-Low lane Bridgetown Barbados, BB11157 robertd.lucas@gmail.com Tel.246-426-6512 28th, January2018 The Editor Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam, A press conference was held on the 26th. January that sought to clear the air over the discrepancies in microbial findings and interpretation of the potable water quality on the south coast […]

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Food Biotechnologist Dr. Robert Lucas Comments on South Coast Sewage Mess

Dr. Robert D. Lucas Dun-Low lane Bridgetown Barbados, BB11157 robertd.lucas@gmail.com Tel.246-426-6512 11th, January2018 Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam, Currently, there is a clamor about the health hazards posed by the condition of the South Coast Sewerage system. Indeed, the acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is on record as having stated that microbial […]

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Removing the Ham from a Bajan Christmas

The news that Barbadians will have to pay more for a ham in 2017 has generated heated conversation in Barbadians- the land of ‘porkmouts’. The baking of a ham on Christmas eve night is part of a rich tradition practiced by all households. Now that the NSRL has taken full effect Barbadians will have to […]

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South Coast Sewage Stink Makes for Political Capital

Dr. Hugh Sealy’s comments carried by the Nation newspaper makes for compulsory reading. It is important because he is one of the few technocrats available who worked on the South Coast Sewage plant project team at start up- a plant that is failing and as a result leaking raw sewage on the popular strip frequented […]

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SUGAR is Toxic!

Submitted by Bentley Norville Dr. Robert Lustig is an endocrinologist and professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California-San Francisco. In this video, he sits down with CrossFit’s Rory McKernan to explain sugar’s toxicity, outline the stakes of sugar consumption and offer suggestions for addressing the ongoing sugar crisis. “Sugar […]

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City of Bridgetown Upbraided!

A City of Bridgetown member expresses disgust! I’m informing you to the fact that I take offense to your ad on health and nutrition in Barbados Today page 4. This ad features photos of blueberries and strawberries. These fruits are extra-regional while we have local fruits such as Avocado, Soursop, Bajan Cherry etc which are […]

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Abortion: The Pros and Cons

Submitted by Bishop David Millar Abortion, what is it? It is the deliberate removal from the womb of a foetus during pregnancy by methods that are quite horrible. Methods: Medical – Abortion medicines are taken called Mifepristone which stops the hormone that allows the pregnancy to continue, and about 24 to 48 hours later Misoprostol […]

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Diabetes On the Rampage in Barbados

Why is diabetes on the rise in Barbados? Is it the type of food we consume? Is it the lack of exercise? Is it the type of food AND lack of exercise?

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Affordable Care Act |the Healthy Subsidizes the Unhealthy

Submitted by Bentley Everyone should read this article. I remember saying, at the start of the health care debate in the US that resulted in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that this should be taken into account. In fact, when I was at CEP (I left CEP in 1993) I proposed to an insurance agent […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – On Mandating Healthful Consumption

The modern emphasis by the state of attempting to reduce the local incidence of the chronic non-communicable diseases, better known by their acronym CNCDs, may be based on the best of intentions, even though it might be argued that there is also some element of self-interest, given the enormous costs to the state of treating […]

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NCD Story to be Told

Submitted by Bentley Have a read of this article. Ten years ago I outlined the link between diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer, erectile and other sexual dysfunction and other NCD’s. I identified the common cause as Chronic Metabolic Collapse Syndrome or (CMCS), a condition characterised by the body’s inability to effectively metabolise blood sugar. More and […]

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Monsanto Accused of ‘Killing’ Cancer Study

The following article is reproduced in the interest of public safety. EPA Official Accused of Helping Monsanto ‘Kill’ Cancer Study by Joel Rosenblatt, Lydia Mulvany, and Peter Waldman – March 14, 2017, 6:18 PM GMT March 15, 2017, 12:44 AM GMT The Environmental Protection Agency official who was in charge of evaluating the cancer risk […]

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Zoning, Congestion and Pollution -a Time to Plan

Submitted by Anthony Davis If Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins had his way, school children in Barbados would be walking to school, instead of driving there, as a means of easing some of the current congestion on this country’s roads. “However, the Town & Country Planning Department top official said the proposal for full zoning […]

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Alienating the Junk Food Industry

The Barbados Advocate editorial of yesterday addressed a controversial position taken by Dr. Trevor Hassell regarding the addiction of our people to junk food especially the youth. What are the whys and wherefores we need to debate to save the health our people? – Barbados Underground As much as we understand the authenticity of his […]

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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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