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October 9th, 2015
UPDATE: 'Scheduling conflicts' blamed for snubbing of NHI petitioners

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith has denied snubbing the group of concerned citizens and residents with whom he was to have met today Friday October 9, 2015 to receive a petition with hundreds of signatures seeking to send the National Health Insurance (NHI) back to the drawing board.

October 7th, 2015
'We already pay for Social Security; no need to pay again for NHI' - Winston E. Nibbs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show regular Winston E. Nibbs aka La Fontey spoke up last evening October 6, 2015 in condemnation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) in its current form, saying that persons already make contributions under the Social Security Board and that they should not have to pay again.

October 2nd, 2015
‘The unknown is always questionable’– Hon Skelton on NHI Petition

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The minister under which the National Health Insurance (NHI) directly falls and is the next big beat for him after the completion of the new Peebles Hospital, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton, is leaving the handling of the petition against the NHI up to the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith.

October 1st, 2015
Edmund G. Maduro 'needs to read the Constitution!' – Gov John S. Duncan

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Governor of the Virgin Islands His Excellency John S. Duncan OBE has fired back at talk show host Mr Edmund G. Maduro who alleged that the Governor was being silent on the matter of the National Health Insurance (NHI).

September 29th, 2015
'Dr Smith must listen to all views on NHI' - Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley believes that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith must listen to all views when it comes to the National Health Insurance (NHI).

September 29th, 2015
Is National Health Insurance really Social Security?

By Alred C. Frett

Practice makes perfect even to those skilled in Deceit & Destruction:

If we lose ourselves it’s impossible to lead others – However, as indoctrinated Descendants of Slaves we are conditioned to accept wrong as right and regard ourselves as Lazy & Violent when Historical Facts show Europeans as the ones who stole America from Mexicans & Indians, robbed the Resources of others, enslaved Africans, slaughtered Indians, Muslims, Blacks & Japanese.

September 28th, 2015
‘NHI means coverage until you die’ – Hon Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Representative for the Second District Honourable Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull said he will soon disclose the results of a comparative study he has done on the National Health Insurance (NHI) to compare and contrast with the insurance packages offered by private insurance agencies.

September 16th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘Persons concerned about losing their jobs over petition’ - Sowande

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The proposer of a petition against the National Health Insurance (NHI) Natalio D, Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said that while the gathering of signatures is going well both online and on paper, some persons have expressed fear over losing their jobs if they signed voicing their concerns over the health scheme which fully comes on stream from January 2016.

September 14th, 2015
Anegada residents want Gov’t to hold back NHI

SETTING POINT, Anegada VI – The hot topic of National Health Insurance (NHI) continues to pervade almost every section of the territory and recently some residents of Anegada suggested that Government holds back on implementing the scheme at least for another year.

September 3rd, 2015
Petition being prepared to challenge NHI in current form

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the many concerns and unanswered questions of the public regarding the controversial National Health Insurance (NHI), it is not surprising that a petition is being prepared as one of the steps to challenge the recently launched health scheme.

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