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Another Oops! Signage @ Peebles Hospital has a typo

There is a typo in the word 'healthcare' which was misspelt on the Peebles Hospital dedication signage and written as 'healtcare', with the 'h' missing. Photo:Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was erected some three years ago on December 17, 2014, but it can be assumed that no one at the time noticed the error until our newsroom started to do fun pieces on the many grammatical mistakes and typos on public documents over the past six years.

While the Ministry of Education and Culture, beginning with the Minister Hon Myron W. Walwyn (AL), takes the cake for bad grammar in public letters, press releases, statements and Facebook posts coming out of that Ministry and some of the Departments and Units that are part of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the new buzz is the signage at the state-owned Peebles Hospital in Road Town.

There is a typo in the word 'healthcare' which was misspelt on the signage and written as "healtcare", with the 'h' missing.

We know that this is not a reflection of the improved healthcare services provided by the new Hospital. However, on such an auspicious occasion as the grand opening in 2014 of the much needed new hospital facility and after two administrations and two loans and 12 years to complete, someone could have proofread the signage.

Mandarin new English?

While the BVI Health Services Authority has been tight-lipped about whether or not a correction will be made, the signage as of publication time today, July 8, 2017, is still displayed on the entrance wall of the building.

Now, do not get our newsroom wrong; we all make mistakes and Virgin Islands News Online will admit that with some 50 stories a week, we have had our fair share of typos and errors.

But we expect public officers with so much talent, resources and education, will at least take the time to proof read, especially on a history making occasion as the opening of the new hospital that will provide the best HEALTHCARE for our residents and visitors.

But then again, with Mandarin and French on their way, speaking, writing and reading good standard English might become a thing of the past.

44 Responses to “Another Oops! Signage @ Peebles Hospital has a typo”

  • Freedom! (08/07/2017, 18:04) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vino ayo aint EZ
  • cay (08/07/2017, 18:08) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    • @ cay (08/07/2017, 23:34) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      ok final. Let us use these articles about the bad grammars to start cleaning up the education system and make it truly a world class education system where children and adults learn to read, write and spell in English
  • Its ok (08/07/2017, 18:15) Like (19) Dislike (11) Reply
    Really, so long I saw that and I never care to complain...i wasnt there for reading proposes to give a glass door attention. In the end no one is prefect. So nothing going to kill the person to fix it.
    • zac (08/07/2017, 21:28) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      It can't be fixed due to space issue. Just another wasted replacement cost.
    • @ its ok (08/07/2017, 23:29) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      Now it is clear to me that no one cares about doing things right and correct. What happen to national pride?
  • Lawd-ah-merci (08/07/2017, 18:27) Like (22) Dislike (11) Reply
    VINO, between the cartoons and these fun articles, y'all gone kill me with jokes. Thanks for the laugh! LOL!
  • Confucus (08/07/2017, 18:30) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
    Well the ad for Miss BVI says 'Miss Brtish Virgin Islands'. So what we expect. I bet we can spell Jamaica though.
  • Well-Sah (08/07/2017, 18:34) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    We mixing-up English with Mandarin and French already, and we haven't even started. Lord help us.
  • Hmmm (08/07/2017, 18:36) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    This says A LOT about the BVIHSA and the government in general. You trying to tell me that NO ONE proof read this thing? C'mon!
    • @ Hmmmm (08/07/2017, 23:48) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      "Now, do not get our newsroom wrong; we all make mistakes and Virgin Islands News Online will admit that with some 50 stories a week, we have had our fair share of typos and errors."

      Kudos to this newspaper for admitting we all make mistakes
  • speedy (08/07/2017, 20:21) Like (27) Dislike (4) Reply
    Everything is done hastily with this gang. Rush rush rush snap snap snap. I bet they can't do another snap election. People just disgusted right about now!
    • @ speedy (08/07/2017, 22:05) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      And just so next election we going run them out of office
      • Cgal (10/07/2017, 21:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        You mean elecktion right. Lol you got to spell like them to get rid of them.
  • Slacking? (08/07/2017, 20:23) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
    Vino it tek ah yo 2 n a half year to sea da strupes, pardon my ingles bwaaahahaha.
  • one eye (08/07/2017, 22:06) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Boy vino me fraid you all too hot to handle
  • Political Observer (PO) (08/07/2017, 22:24) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    Even the most diligent grammarian will make grammar and spelling errors. Nonetheless, it is complete staff work to proof read letters, memos, signage, reports, speeches, presentations.........etc for misspellings, grammar, accuracy, clarity, style, format....etc. Suggest getting peer review of draft documents and let draw documents sit for a whole and them reread.
  • jamaican (08/07/2017, 22:40) Like (3) Dislike (18) Reply
    This is showcases the results of a poor education system in BVI.

    Poor with their own English language and they love to talk about us Jamaicans.

    The mirror is there "FI UNU!"
    • RealPol (09/07/2017, 08:21) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Jamaican, yes, we should pay attention to detail in speaking and writing English. The spoken word is equivalent to ringing a bell; once rung, it cannot be unrung. Residents need to apply the carpenters' rule, ie, measure twice or thrice and cut one. Proof read, proof read and proof read! English is VI own language, you say. Pray tell what language do Jamaica speak? Potwah? Does Jamaica speak English?
    • wize up (09/07/2017, 09:51) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      @jamaican: let immigration ask you to leave the BVI tomorrow and see the eye water: can you say money gram !!!!!
    • @Jamaican (09/07/2017, 15:00) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Jamaican, look at your writing, for you are in no position to provide negative feedback to Virgin Islanders on their poor writing. Others may be in a position to but not you. Every place better than the BVI yet many fight, forge documents, falsify documents..........etc to get to the BVI. Too many ah yu piss on the BVI until when you have to leave you crying bucket of tears.
    • gramma police (10/07/2017, 00:54) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Jamaican, you should delete is in front of showcases or replace showcases with showcasing; as in 'This showcases' or 'This is showcasing'. What you have written is not grammartically correct. But Virgin Islanders usually write as they speak and are not aware that there is a mistake.
      • @Gramma Police (10/07/2017, 08:44) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Gramma Poliice, clearly you may have inadvertently left the R off grammar. Or it was done deliberately to make a point. True, Virgin Islanders may write as they speak but though dialect is acceptable, one has to know the difference between it and standard English. Command of both allow one to communicate effectively from Premier down to those at lower end of the economic ladder. Speak dialect but be able to transition from it to standard English.
    • Tolian (12/07/2017, 13:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      u need to be deport asap
  • princesss (08/07/2017, 22:59) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    well people spell how they talk and you can't do that ..........speak and write proper ENGLISH
  • on another topic (08/07/2017, 23:28) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Civil society needs to file charges with the International Criminal Court of Justice (ICCJ) in the Hague against all these BVI politicians.
  • Buju (08/07/2017, 23:44) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    My head HURTS!... Is this for REAL? and We wonder what has sparked the current "don't care attitude" and "any thing goes" wave now engulfing the BVI?
  • 911 (08/07/2017, 23:54) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    these little mistakes are absolutely beyond belief.
  • myrun (08/07/2017, 23:56) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Such saints.
  • musa (09/07/2017, 03:41) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    hehe ..,.,.,.,.. what about the guy who build the signage
    • Exactly! (09/07/2017, 14:09) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      That was my first thought........the engraver......the guy who built/created the sign....he misspelt it....and then no one noticed it??..........and made him correct it his expense, of course ....just erected it like that?....laughable
  • yardi (09/07/2017, 06:45) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    yo u nah c ah one Jamaican do this.........4 real jah
  • MOR (09/07/2017, 07:36) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hey VINO u are the boss best news site in the region
  • wet (09/07/2017, 09:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thing to talk!
  • A vino Hater.. (09/07/2017, 09:45) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Does Vino knows who the bloggers are? That's more of a concern to me. If they keep a name data on us...We need to know... Spelling healthcare wrong is Very minor in comparison to health mistakes. We way better off focussing on health care mistakes and trying to eliminate them. Than some missing H..Bull..a no story...As usual. Don't print..
  • PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES (09/07/2017, 11:19) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    well lordy, im scared to send a misspelled word in a text. i might end up on VINO
  • Yes (09/07/2017, 11:42) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Keep hiring degreed but inexperienced pickanees to be ps, dps, and pa and this is wha you get
    Work as a secretary then get a degree and work as a head of department is crazy
    • @LOL (09/07/2017, 15:32) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      I totally agree with you. The problem is that, everyone is requiring for you to have this degree
      and that degree, but degree don't do work, it’s common sense that does. Everyone wants to be on
      the fast track to success with these online degrees, we don't even know who did their courses for
      them or how they acquire them, all we know is that it's a degree and we feel good to hire them.
      When put to the real test they can perform, they don’t even have enough common sense to use spell check , so am not surprised at all with these typos.
  • Local (09/07/2017, 13:49) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    is this really news..a word spelt wrong.
  • ha (09/07/2017, 16:37) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Guess who got the business to do the sign?
  • Hehehe (10/07/2017, 10:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    People need to get a life. If your kids notice it, tell them the correct spelling and do not sweat about it.
  • B Savage (11/07/2017, 15:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some just need to work with their HANDS and leave the spelling to grown ups.

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