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May 27th, 2015
'NHI will be a burden on the average person' – Dr Rawle R. Hannibal

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Yet another candidate in the national elections of the Virgin Islands (VI) has taken the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme to task and admonishes residents to take a second look at the policy since it is likely to have a serious strain on their pockets.

March 3rd, 2015
Liberating our people from themselves

By Alred C. Frett

Shackling our Children to Lies of the Past

In the beginning, long before Adam and Eve or Steve, the ‘God of Nature and Laws of Balance’ decreed that all living things were created to coexist even while ensuring the perpetuation of their own species - as such there is no need to hate others while loving ourselves… Unfortunately, we have been coerced into adopting manmade Gods of those seeking racial supremacy.

March 3rd, 2015
BEYC pledges big $$$ for VG health care facilities

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – The Bitter End Yacht Club and Resort (BEYC) came in for high praise when its owner Mr Richard Hokin recently announced a $100, 000 donation towards the health care facilities on Virgin Gorda.

September 30th, 2013
Combating Corruption in Administration, Legislation, NASH & NHIS

By Alred C. Frett

A Mission to stop Leaders from wasting Young Lives & Golden Opportunities??- Many of you remind me that I spoke of ‘running for Office’ and then went silent on the matter – You are correct that I am not eager to do so… Even with all the attacks, my personal life is a good one… However, my pain comes from seeing the wanton destruction and disenfranchisement of our children by the enforcers of systems and slave laws designed to hinder and not to help.

May 20th, 2013
Blocking Health Care from the Young & Elderly

By Alred C. Frett

Blocking Health Care from the Young and Old, Poor and Needy:

It is a given from time immemorial that during our productive years we would not only care for ourselves but contribute to the welfare of the young and elderly, so it follows that in a month which is not only that of Mother’s Day but the month for Seniors and the Mentally Challenged, to select this as the month in which to abandon infants and seniors, smacks of insanity.

December 29th, 2012
Prison is a very sensitive topic - Hon. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Days after the passing of late Superintendent of Prisons, Richard D. Holder, his Department was called before the 2012 House of Assembly Standing Finance Committee (SFC) to defend its 2013 Budget allocation.

July 23rd, 2012
Transportation & ambulance top sister islands health care needs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The sister islands of Anegada and Jost Van Dyke have their share of concerns in the health care service that they receive, and while most residents say the service is satisfactory, there is room for improvement with the need for transportation from the island in the case of an emergency and having an ambulance-type service on island among their top needs.

July 17th, 2012
VI eying Panama for overseas health care option

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Central American country of Panama is the latest option for overseas health care service that Government is looking into using with the level of care provided by there being described as on the same level of the United States of America or even better.

April 13th, 2012
Dr. Potter: Gov’t should revisit using Inter-Health Canada to commission new hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Irad Potter said based on the performance of the firm hired to commission the new Peebles Hospital in Turks and Caicos, he would advise the Government of the Virgin Islands to revisit its decision to use the company.

October 28th, 2011
Candidate proposes life alert for the elderly

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Collin Scatliffe, if elected as the 4th district representative, will make available health alert or life alert medical alarm systems which is crucial in getting help quickly to those seniors who live alone.

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