Tag: nurses

Jamaica

Nurses Leave Jamaica in Droves

According to press reports, more than 700 nurses in Jamaica have left for jobs overseas since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton reportedly told the House of Representatives that he is expecting the pace of the exodus to increase. “[A]s the pandemic subsides, and the short-term economic shock takes hold, we will have a stronger […]

NEWS

Barbados’ Prime Minister Condemns Strike By Nurses

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley has dubbed strike action taken by nurses as unwarranted and potentially dangerous. She charged that the decision by nurses to take industrial action is inspired by opposition legislators and a trade unionist. Nurses represented by the Unity Workers’ Union (UWU) have been staying off the job for just over a week, protesting unsatisfactory work conditions and other […]

POLITICS

Barbados Government Seeks Nurses

A six-member team is reportedly set to leave Barbados in August to start the recruitment of nurses in Ghana. The Government, however, indicated that it would carry out due diligence to ensure that all vacant positions are filled locally. On the other hand, if the local demand for registered nurses and nursing aides cannot be met locally, it will be […]