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January 12th, 2016
‘I will be speaking out soon on NHI’ – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The main actor behind the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group, Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru, said that within the coming days, he will say what measures the Group plans to take now that the National Health Insurance (NHI) has gone ahead without any of the requested changes made as per a petition the Group had submitted on October 13, 2015.

January 7th, 2016
'NHI aims to pay for Govt's Peebles Hospital mistakes'– Alred C. Frett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the National Health Insurance (NHI) takes off in the territory, the owner of B&F Medical Alred C. Frett still has a number of reservations with regards to how the controversial new mandatory health insurance scheme is being implemented.

January 5th, 2016
NHI frustrations still high; Some persons still cannot access cards

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the crowd at the Joshua J. Smith Building was visibly smaller than it was at the end of last year, there are still a large number of dissatisfied persons who have expressed frustration at the process of waiting to be registered with the National Health Insurance (NHI) and waiting to collect their card.

January 4th, 2016
CIL monitoring possible job losses due to NHI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Managing Director of Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) Brian W. Jermyn said the possibility of lost jobs as a result of the National Health Insurance (NHI) is definitely a real concern for the company.

January 3rd, 2016
Heavy fines set out for NHI non-compliance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Regulations governing the controversial and mandatory National Health Insurance (NHI) were gazetted on December 29, 2015 and set out penalties for non-compliance by employers and employees, which include fines. Those regulations came into operation on January 1, 2016.

December 31st, 2015
UPDATE: NHI going ahead as is! Petition group to up the ante – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Main agitator behind the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru blasted Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith's response to their petition and cover letter as unsatisfactory and vague.

December 31st, 2015
‘It’s still unclear what NHI Healthcare providers may charge’ – CIL MD Brian W. Jermyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Managing Director of Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) Brian W. Jermyn said that while a fee schedule has been agreed upon between the insurance industry and the government for use with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHI), it is unclear what the prices for top up plans will be as healthcare providers may charge more than what the scheme covers.

December 31st, 2015
‘Premier’s letter to NHI group should be public’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Social commentator and radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro is peeved that Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has not found it fit to make the letter that he wrote to the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group public.

December 30th, 2015
NHI registration period extended as 'last minute' crowd bulges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the days count down to Friday January 1, 2016 commencement of the mandatory and controversial National Health Insurance (NHI), the rush was on today December 30, 2015 to get registered at the last minute, resulting in an extension in the registration period up to January 31, 2016.

December 16th, 2015
‘There is the possibility of changes to NHI’ – Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith said there is the possibility that adjustments can be made with the National Health Insurance (NHI) in the face of criticism.

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