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January 28th, 2016
Police called in @ SSB Office as fight breaks out

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the new deadline approaches for persons to register for National Health Insurance, the tension escalated today January 28, 2016 to the point where ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force had to be called in at the Joshua S. Smith Building in Road Town to keep the crowd under control.

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 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.

July 23rd, 2015
Booth holder says Kishma A. Baronville doesn’t listen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the start date for the commencement of the Emancipation Festival activities draws closer, there is a flurry of activities at the Festival Grounds in Road Town where the Patsy Lake Festiville is being set up.

June 30th, 2015
‘No need for concerns over financial accountability’ – Kishma A. Baronville

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –New Chairperson of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee Kishma A. Baronville has put to rest concerns about financial accountability as she heads into her first Festival since taking the reins from former Chairman Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden.

January 12th, 2015
Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden Out! Kishma A. Baronville In! as Festival Chair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our news room from our sources inside the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) government is that Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden’s three year tenure as the Committee Chairman has not been renewed.

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