Weeks after Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley signalled her support to Caribbean Moves - a campaign to raise awareness to non-communicable diseases and ways to combat the diseases, Barbados is officially onboard with the initiative.
Jamaica's prime minister, Andrew Holness, along with that country's health minister Dr Christopher Tufton, launched Caribbean Moves, at the recently held 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
Barbados Moves was launched at the Ellerton Sports and Social Academy in St George.
The Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, along with senior health officials, and the visiting Jamaican Minister of Health, showed they were up to the task, taking part in a Bootcamp exercise.
Similar exercises were held simultaneously across the country.
Minister Bostic notes that given the negative impact of non-communicable diseases, they intend to take health and wellness into every Barbadian community.
Minister of Health in Jamaica, Dr Christopher Tufton says it is essential that Caribbean states look at their common challenges, and address them.
Barbados Moves also has the backing of MP for St George South Dwight Sutherland.
Fresh off of launching 'Barbados Moves', the Ministry of Health and Wellness, now intends to push activities at the parish level, targeting Barbadians.
Minister of Health Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic provided some insight into what will happen at the parish level.
Minister Bostic has given the thumbs up to programmes in schools, the workplace and the Church promoting health and wellness.
Small businesses on the island have been challenged to play a greater part in the maintaining health and wellness of Barbadians.
Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland wants to see these businesses offering more healthy foods.