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Cuban medical professionals complete 14-day mandatory quarantine

- Team of 22 professionals can now commence COVID-19 support in VI
Some 22 medical professionals, including internist doctors, emergency response doctors, intensive care specialist and nurses from the Republic of Cuba have completed their mandatory COVID-19 quarantine ahead of service in the Virgin Islands. Photo: GIS/Facebook
 Even though the VI has had only 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19, inclusive one death, the Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) explained that the assistance of the Cubans was requested in an effort to augment the capacity of the team of local health care professionals currently at the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA). Photo: VINO/File
Even though the VI has had only 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19, inclusive one death, the Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) explained that the assistance of the Cubans was requested in an effort to augment the capacity of the team of local health care professionals currently at the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA). Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The team of 22 Cuban medical professionals that arrived in the Virgin Islands on Saturday, July 25, 2020, has completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine and tested negative for the virus.

This paves the way for the team, comprising one (1) administrator, nine (9) nurses and twelve (12) doctors, to be deployed into the VI community to commence medical support services to the Territory.

Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) at the arrival of the team thanked the Government of Cuba on behalf of the People of the Virgin Islands for what he called a 'historic day' in a long history of partnerships between the two countries. 

Team will boost capacity of BVIHSA - Premier Fahie 

Even though the VI has had only 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19, inclusive of one death, the Premier explained that the assistance of the Cubans was requested in an effort to boost the capacity of the team of local health care professionals currently at the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA).

He said the assistance will ensure that the Territory is able to deal with any situation which may occur as Government continues the cautious phased re-opening of the borders.

“We anticipate that this effort will assist the Territory in opening up with a greater sense of confidence in the fact that adequate specialised treatment capacity will now be available in the Territory,” the Premier said ahead of the arrival. 

It was announced that team members are now going through orientation, ahead of joining healthcare professionals at the BVI Health Services Authority.

 

 

36 Responses to “Cuban medical professionals complete 14-day mandatory quarantine”

  • Glory (11/08/2020, 20:14) Like (8) Dislike (22) Reply
    Now send home them island people doctors
    • @ glory (11/08/2020, 22:20) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
      I agree them killing people
      • jah (12/08/2020, 05:30) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
        Harris first black female for Vp . Jamaican decent. Is that good news ?
        • @jah (12/08/2020, 07:21) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
          She was raised by her Indian mother. Her Jamaican descendant father moved far away when she was small so the Jamaican influence ain’t really present. However, we the people of colour are extremely happy and proud of the history surrounding her (first woman, first woman of colour for Vice President, of course we are proud.
          With your piss trying to call down bvislanders in a smart way by using a woman like Kamala Harris who has been involved in civil rights movements and equality from time she was a young child.

          A lot of people feel that BVIslanders are the one who promoting division in this territory but a lot of expats are a part of the problem too. For years many of them (black and white) have been calling down locals. Both sides are Equally guilty but don’t try to use Kamala Harris to promote your BS.
          • B2B (12/08/2020, 09:43) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
            Kamala Harris is Jamaican blood. I must say this country excel in almost every area. A great opportunity thanks to be Vice President. Obama quality girl. Waiting for a Jamaican astronaut.
            • @B2B (12/08/2020, 10:04) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
              It is funny how all of a sudden the Jamaicans taking credits for Kamala Harris because her father is Jamaican. What they failed to realize that she and her sister Maya were raised by their Indian mother with very little Jamaican influence while growing up as her father lived far away from she and her sister. Her beliefs on civil rights and equality are in line with her mom’s belief. Why couldn’t you look at this as an encouragement to minorities, to woman and young people? Always some division. Go research and she what she stands for politically.
          • jah (12/08/2020, 11:31) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
            U can say what u want . She is part of us . Imagine if she had any connection to the BVI . It would be a headline!! Alot of BVI islanders are born in in the USA exel In the USA and they are credited! John Lewis funeral ! Say what u want we are part of history. Miss world , fastest man , fastest woman . Miss Harris! Proud Jamaican !!!
    • Local (12/08/2020, 04:10) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
      Do you think 22 drs and nurses in total can provide care for the entire BVI
      • Tolan (12/08/2020, 07:45) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        Yea dummy, plus remember it have other doctors here!
        • @Tolan (12/08/2020, 09:31) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
          The Cubans are here for three months. That is what I heard. So if that is true, after that time they will be gone.
          • Democrat (12/08/2020, 13:07) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
            The truth is Cubans are very professional! I am a nurse I study in the USA but honestly they go about and beyond. Very professional !!! Great choice premier!!
        • Local (12/08/2020, 22:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          @Tolan.. that comment was a reply to a post which suggested to send home the island doctors. So dont call persons dumb because of your lack of undersdanding
    • Truth (12/08/2020, 08:17) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
      BVI people only need down island people only when they are in need
    • Division (12/08/2020, 08:22) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Racism and division is the weapon of the weak.
  • WELCOME (11/08/2020, 20:19) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Those people who get on these blogs, hating BVI and BVIslanders saying that they are threatening to leave (in my ears, it sounds like promising to leave) need to hurry up, so we can work something out with our Cubans sisters and brothers. for a healthy respectful value for value exchange, relationship.
    • Swap shop (12/08/2020, 09:16) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Genuine question - What do you think the BVI can offer Cuba by way of exchange? Cuba gives us highly qualified doctors and nurses and so what can we give them of a like for like value in return? That all sounds lovely in principle but I suspect they may tire of being told they come from down island and taking jobs off locals
      • I'll trade you... (12/08/2020, 13:56) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        racism and xenophobia. Our number one import and export
  • Convince (11/08/2020, 22:11) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't think that stupid can get anymore stupid than this
  • Ghost (11/08/2020, 22:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @Glory.. you know common sense doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden..even the word stupid is too good to say your response is; but I know you’re just trolling the expats so I wouldn’t even go on further to respond to you..
  • lol (11/08/2020, 23:06) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    fidel brought in his people
  • GG (11/08/2020, 23:20) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    where are your so called tola last names from? Jackasses they came from the same caribbean islands
    • @wow (12/08/2020, 07:24) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      You should get some history books as many Tolian last names came from their slave masters.
  • Kim (12/08/2020, 06:22) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    why peop[e so stup[d and unfaor he doctors cameto help brong medical help yo yhe peopls of this cpontry cuban doctors a high knowlegeable on medicine i know some one who had a medical issue and it was a cuban doctor who attended to her and thank heavems today she is still alive and well so stop knocking what is been offored because you donot know when you or any one has to fall in their hands pray and ask the man above to guide their hands and mind when dealing with paients so people stop talkong and writing things which does not make sense we all need help other doctore travel to caribbean islands to work and assist medically so what happen t yhe BVU some times I wondrt if persons do not have any sort of simple common sense I it was a set of doctors from dowm the islands ot would have been ok MY LORD
  • They stick to themselves (12/08/2020, 07:19) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    These Cuban stick to each other themselves, dont mix with others, dont know if thats good or bad, some say anti social, i dont kno, .the point is if you working in a place with other people you have to learn to mingle and get along in a professional way...
    • WHAT!!! (12/08/2020, 08:40) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      “They stick to themselves” fool ,the doctors have been in quarantine who they supposed to mix with ?.
    • Cubano (12/08/2020, 09:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You knows nothing about Cubans. I lived 6 years in Cuba while attending University and I have a lot of friends who are cubans. Cuban has been the best Humanitarian country in the word for many decades although the US has implemented an economic blockade on them for over 50 years. Helping in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
  • Azrael (12/08/2020, 08:37) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why do we need Cuban doctors, where are the BVI Islander doctors? Based on the comments you get on lots of the articles no expats are needed here so it confusing why we need to import medical professionals if people here can do the work. Appreciate that working in an ice cream shop might be too difficult for some but i am sure providing medical care should be within our capabilities
    • Sunny (13/08/2020, 13:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why do we need Cuban doctors, where are the BVI Islander doctors?

      The government is preparing for reopening. Didn't you read this above?

      Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie said the assistance will ensure that the Territory is able to deal with any situation which may occur as Government continues the cautious phased re-opening of the borders.

      “We anticipate that this effort will assist the Territory in opening up with a greater sense of confidence in the fact that adequate specialised treatment capacity will now be available in the Territory,” the Premier said ahead of the arrival.
  • roll (12/08/2020, 09:47) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some of the blogs are disgraceful and discriminating. No visitors will want to visit after reading them. So shameful.
    • @roll (12/08/2020, 23:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      And other countries would not welcome some of you expats in their country because you will be trying to take over and run them out.
  • Caution (12/08/2020, 10:43) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    All well and good but I hope we are looking at our borders. We opened them to the ferries to take/bring supplies from the neighbouring islands where the virus is festering. Only a matter of time before it arrives with the KFC.
  • Hypocrisy (12/08/2020, 13:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We all need to take a good look at that man in the mirror and be honest with our self .. before we text shit
  • Thank vino (12/08/2020, 13:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You all lucky that vino would publish all bloggs wants its not scandalous,but for goodness sake, do some writing on the topic with some meaning.how the vice presidential candidate for the usa,get mix up in this topic,and where she born ,and jamaican dis dat. Thank vino for publishing h you bloggs.
  • , @jah (12/08/2020, 14:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    yes he is right the culture of the Jamaica is in influence in her yes that goes back in time as far as the beginning....as all African descent that why it is a shame we tortolian as of that same lineages have to be fighting with our own self as of them too .but fact remains we our house not in there's...people take a good look in the mirror at that person u see and be honest ...until then u will realize no one is greater than u so is Kamal
  • mmmm (12/08/2020, 16:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Send them home only local trained doctors and nurses allowed, right?
  • @mmmm (12/08/2020, 23:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why are you in Tola making confusion


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