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August 2nd, 2019
Primary Health Services return to Rosalind Penn Health Centre

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Rosalind Penn Health Centre has been reopened and will now offer health care services to the communities of East End and Long Look.

May 7th, 2019
Gov’t to expand efforts to attract young people to Nursing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands is committed to drawing more young persons to the profession of nursing.

November 4th, 2016
Crisis in the Virgin Islands

By Lorna M. George

I had the distinct honour of studying at the feet of some of the most distinguished educators of this country. Included in this short-list are Aunt Adorothy L. Turnbull, Almeania Dawson, Erlin George, Mackel Chalwell, Louis Potter, Jennie N. Wheatley, Pearl Smith, Dr Lydia Pickering, and Reynold S. ‘Ray’ O’Neal OBE. I am a bit wiser and a bit taller because I am standing on their shoulders.

May 18th, 2016
People failing to take charge of their health - Simone T. Monsanto

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Recognising the importance of a nation’s health to its economic and social well-being, Caribbean Insurers Ltd. (CIL) is again hosting its Health and Fitness Expo, where local and regional healthcare providers, alongside various fitness centres, are set to converge under one roof.

January 13th, 2016
NHI should never mean ‘No Help Intended’

By Alred C. Frett

Is NHI as ready to deliver as the Public is to receive?

This is mid-January 2016 and, while I do not agree with the Minister that time for NHI Debate has passed or that it is going smoothly, I do agree that NHI started as scheduled on January 1, 2016… It arrived with both Promises and Threats and even as most of us retain our opinions regarding the pros and cons, both Consumers and Providers will finally be forced to see whether or not it functions.

December 21st, 2015
Rescuing NHI from itself & accepting our own history

By Alred C. Frett

Oops! NHI has come too far to fail so soon:

Rumours that B&F Medical Complex has yet to sign on to NHI may simply be a lapse in journalist delivery by the Media… We thought we would have been the last to sign on but no one’s Memory is so short not to remember that B&F Medical Complex made History by being the first to sign with NHI – even before Government’s own Medical Agencies - Seems they had doubted themselves.

November 3rd, 2015
Supporting NHI’s right to fail

By Alred C. Frett

Repercussions of the Snap Election:

We should be careful what we pray for because we have all seen Dogs chase Cars without realising what may be in store for them if they ever caught these Cars… For years Governments have been trying to force our People into a flawed National Health Insurance scheme that was designed to pay for Political Mismanagement rather than provide for our People’s Medical Care.

October 12th, 2015
When good people speak & bad leaders refuse to listen

By Alred C. Frett

…And the Baggage of Slavery continues to weigh us down:

There is no doubt the global effects of Slavery remain high and Systemic Discrimination and Injustice within most Societies continue to diminish Human Rights while increasing the undue imprisonment of African Descendants… Meanwhile we are trained to downplay these wrongs by telling ourselves that they will pass with time – They never do and our Children are left to carry burdens we create.

September 28th, 2015
'Gov’t trying to commercialise health care' – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Talk Show host Mr Edmund G. Maduro is convinced that the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is trying to commercialize the health care system of the territory, giving root to the opinions recently shared by columnist Alred C. Frett.

September 24th, 2015
UPDATE:– Natalio D. Wheatley urges Premier Smith to show leadership

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Social commentator and talk show regular Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru is pleased with the statements by Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith on the petition to send the National Health Insurance (NHI) back to the drawing board.


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