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Cuban medical professionals arrive in VI

- team will also offer COVID-19 training to local medical workers @ BVIHSA
Some 22 medical professionals, including internist doctors, emergency response doctors, intensive care specialist and nurses from the Republic of Cuba have arrived in the Virgin Islands today, Saturday, July 25, 2020, to aid and support the territory's COVID-19 flight. Photo: GIS/Facebook
The medical professionals comprising one administrator, nine nurses and twelve doctors disembarked an InterCaribbean flight on Beef Island today, where they were immediately temperature checked. Photo: GIS/Facebook
The medical professionals comprising one administrator, nine nurses and twelve doctors disembarked an InterCaribbean flight on Beef Island today, where they were immediately temperature checked. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Offering an official welcome to the medical team, Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) thanked the Government of Cuba on behalf of the People of the Virgin Islands for what he called a 'historic day' and landing as part of a long history of partnerships between the two countries. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Offering an official welcome to the medical team, Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) thanked the Government of Cuba on behalf of the People of the Virgin Islands for what he called a 'historic day' and landing as part of a long history of partnerships between the two countries. Photo: GIS/Facebook
BEEF ISLAND, VI - Some 22 medical professionals, including internist doctors, emergency response doctors, intensive care specialist and nurses from the Republic of Cuba arrived in the Virgin Islands today, Saturday, July 25, 2020, to aid and support the territory's COVID-19 flight.

Initially scheduled to arrive on Thursday, July 23, 2020, the medical professionals comprising one (1) administrator, nine (9) nurses and twelve (12) doctors disembarked an InterCaribbean flight on Beef Island today, where they were immediately temperature checked and will be subjected to COVID-19 tests as standard procedure for anyone arriving in the VI. 

The Cuban professional will also be placed into mandatory 14-day quarantine, beginning today before they are deployed into the VI community to commence their medical support services. 

'Historic Day' for VI - Hon Fahie 

Offering an official welcome to the medical team, Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) thanked the Government of Cuba on behalf of the People of the Virgin Islands for what he called a 'historic day' and landing as part of a long history of partnerships between the two countries. 

"We are glad to have you to be able to complement and also help us to upgrade what we have here already," Hon Fahie said.

Although the Virgin Islands has no active reported cases of COVID-19; Premier Fahie explained that the assistance of the Cubans was requested in an effort to augment the capacity of the team of Health Care professionals currently at the BVI Health Services Authority. 

Strengthening ties 

Hon Fahie said at the end of the tenure, ties will be strengthened with Cuba learning from the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands learning from Cuba and the team will ensure that the Territory is able to deal with any situation which may occur as Government continues its phased re-opening of the borders.

Present at the welcoming ceremony was also Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) who thanked the Cubans and offered well wishes for a fruitful and productive stay in the territory.

42 Responses to “Cuban medical professionals arrive in VI”

  • Oh Oh (25/07/2020, 15:33) Like (15) Dislike (12) Reply

    Welcome to our shores! This will pi$$ off a lot of them I***** people! Hahaha .. Great job Hon. Fahie and team.

    • Jaigon (25/07/2020, 17:32) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
      @haha, check you history good. These Cubans arriving here is like a reunion between them and the island people who you think will be pissed off. Almost all other Caribbean islands have very close tie to Cuba, you guys are just beginning. Get you facts straight. I will wait to hear how much people like you will want to chase the Cuban professionals out of here when their tenure is finish, because that how you people are. All the best to my brothers and sisters from Cuba. Please enjoy your stay here.
      • @jaigon (25/07/2020, 19:30) Like (3) Dislike (19) Reply
        Unlike the island people like yourself. The Cubans are here to help not destroy. Shut you foolish mouth from chatting sh**. We chase you island people because you so more harm then good. You guys are nasty and wicked and you all know it. I don’t even know why you would comment such ignorance. Just show how foolish you really are
        • fool (27/07/2020, 05:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Wickedness knows no island as small an island is the more wickedness thar prevsils. Tell me how are locals so wicked? Who taught them that?
      • @ jaigon (25/07/2020, 19:31) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
        Did you mean @ oh oh? Shows how illiterate you are
    • rodent (25/07/2020, 22:03) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      Invite the uneducated doctors. I give you a thumbs up.
      When someone in your family is sick I hope you use them.
      When they aren’t breathing any more we can all get together and arrest you for murder
    • @oh oh (25/07/2020, 22:05) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      I just don’t understand why this is going to set them off. That would be real stupid. Like wise as well, Hon Fahie and his team did a wonderful job.
      • @ I just don’t understand why... (26/07/2020, 09:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        The proof is in the pudding. Lmao. They aren’t lying. It will and does piss you guys off. Lmao
  • ASAP (25/07/2020, 16:54) Like (3) Dislike (25) Reply
    Send out them other doctors back down the island who work peebles
  • Oh Oh (25/07/2020, 16:55) Like (2) Dislike (19) Reply
    Oh oh I agreed with you it will piss off them island people
    because they have to go back home from here bring down the country with them ghetto act..
  • WELCOME (25/07/2020, 17:00) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
    A very warm welcome to nature's little secret
  • Just saying (25/07/2020, 17:09) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
    They would have never reach under ndp
  • Prophecy (25/07/2020, 17:13) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cuban's are not coming to take they are coming to give. Do you remember January 1st, 2020
  • For how long (25/07/2020, 17:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Not hearing how long they plan to be here for. . They can be very useful if they are managed properly and put their prejudices aside because they r very ood at their jobs, good professionals..
  • agreed (25/07/2020, 17:30) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Cuba have some of the top Doctors in the world.
  • No more Charter then.. (25/07/2020, 17:31) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    With the Cuban medical team out of quarantine by August 8th we can open our Airport to return nationals and residents and those that get special permission from the minister by August 10th.... Lots of nationals and residents out there who ran broke can't afford the charters, let the commercial flights in. Also those that have work permit that have jobs to go to....Have some at each port test on the spot, before they reach immigration ..in 3 minutes u get the result... As they are negative they clear immigration...
    • Rubber Duck (25/07/2020, 19:14) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Huge price gouging by the charter companies is going on.
      • guy hill (27/07/2020, 06:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Rubber Duck. You beat me to it. I thought no one would mention Good looking and calling out. The need becomes a greed.
  • Hola (25/07/2020, 17:38) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
    Are any of the nurses Mamacitas...???
    • @Hola (25/07/2020, 20:00) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Please stop acting like the village idiot and have some respect will you? If you are trying to be funny, there is nothing funny about your post. FYI, very disrespectful to call a professional nurse a Mamacita.
  • stupid (25/07/2020, 17:49) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why will it piss off island people. Please stop making yourself into an idiot, I was trying to read and not respond but it’s really not good for the bvi. Cuba is an island and all island people have helped the bvi also the other way around bvi has helped a lot of island people. I don’t think island people really care what you call them because we are all one and the earlier you get that in your thick scull is the better you will be . Enough already
  • Time to face reality (25/07/2020, 18:06) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    The Virus is real.. it aint going no where.. 5G radiation is real.. This is the reality. The virus is harmless withoit 5G Radiation.. it gets its Energy from the 5G Radiation.... England, Canada, Italy, Africa all making move to reduce 5G radiation they are even putting laws in place to reduce and even eliminate 5G radiation.. These countrues we can see a major decline in infections, why because they believe and have proof that 5G radiatoon does play apart in making this virus harmful......America is the only country that continues to put up 5G towers hence u see a major spike.. Why the news media isnt telling us that... We in these Islands the virus is not of serious harm to us because we do not have the 5G radiation it needs to become a threat to life. The one death we had, the virus had already took grip of that person body prior to coming here. Of coure we could have safe her if we were ontop of our game... We are been afraid of what we are been told, but we have no need to fear... Then our leaders are also been con into fear iand is over reacting ..
    • must be smoking (26/07/2020, 10:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I know govt in process of legalization of the herbs but dont mean you got to smoke the whole supply. Go siddung with that 5g bull
  • Puzzled (25/07/2020, 18:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    All these Cubans professionals coming Here only making sense if we are going to open the Country the borders up... What would they be doing ?
  • Steve (25/07/2020, 18:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where will they be staying while helping us? Welcome to all of the Medical Staff who have arrived to train us, so we can properly test in the future.
  • 123 (25/07/2020, 18:44) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Welcome to all the Island Doctors!!!!
  • oh (25/07/2020, 19:13) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Just now these ungrateful continentals would have all kind of thing to say about the cubans.
  • HAHAHA (25/07/2020, 19:35) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Seems like “oh oh “ is right. Watch island people get upset
  • WHAT!!! (25/07/2020, 19:39) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    WELCOME
  • resident (25/07/2020, 19:52) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am glad that they are here and I welcome them. Mr. Premier, you did a great job getting some of the best Doctors in the world to assist us.
    • I would strongly agree (25/07/2020, 21:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is a huge accomplishment for the Premier and his team. I would also agree that Cuba have some of the World’s best Doctors and Nurses in the World. I am glad that they are here.
  • Rofl (25/07/2020, 21:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ?Habla poco Ingles?
  • be careful (25/07/2020, 22:54) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm going to say it again be careful how you treat the stranger you may entertain them unaware. People read your bible even if you are not a believer it can help you understand life. Entertain your self by trying to understand don't just read the psalms alone. There are people using the psalms to entertain their wickedness but that is not what it was written for. Just stop your foolishness because God is your saviour today and could be your judge tomorrow to. We must be careful how we treat people.
  • M (26/07/2020, 02:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Premier said we are one caribbean people. Wow. Ungrateful words
  • SHAME (26/07/2020, 07:31) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why is there so much HATE and PREJUDICE in this little place ? it is unbelievable. Then you turn around and cry injustice when the white man had his knee on a black man neck. You hateful people on both sides of the fence, Irma and covid have not teach you all anything. Go clean up your hearts, ask for transfomation and salvation. What part of Heaven are you going: ON the ISLAND man side or the BVI side. People need to stop.
  • Zion (26/07/2020, 14:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I dont get it what does the island people them got to do with the Cuban doctors coming here?
  • Norris Turnbull (26/07/2020, 14:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    Need to block the negative comments about island people like et ight now. This stiff is being viewed all over the world. And in a small place this sad as nd uneducated behavior.

  • NYC (26/07/2020, 15:16) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope u all know we in other countries watching the racism towards others so we know exactly how to treat u all by the way u all are islands persons also u tolians are the ungrateful set of island people as u all called others from other islands
  • To:Mr.Premier (26/07/2020, 18:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dear Mr. Premier,
    I humbly ask that you make it the Law that all these blog sites make it mandatory to post names and email addresses (after being verified) of every blogger. Please Mr. Premier. Then the hateful blogs will stop. I am a BVIslander and the amount of hateful words posted on these sites is so disgusting. At times it makes me ashamed to be a BVIslander. Not good at all.


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