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February 9th, 2016
Connecting NHI to Black History & the United Nations

Alred C. Frett

Finally; UN ‘Experts on People of African Descent’:

Welcome to February and even with the extra day it remains the shortest month… As Black History’s Month it is unfortunate when too many of us do not know, too many avoid knowing and too many prefer to fabricate false Histories… Worst yet, too many get annoyed and see me as Troublesome simply for asking that we appreciate ourselves through the Realities of our History.

February 5th, 2016
UPDATE: Zika scare! Funds scarce! No fogging until Budget allocation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As most countries in the Caribbean, including the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), begin to take proactive measures against the potential threat of the Zika virus, the Virgin Islands Government has shown no real sense of urgency, compared to what other countries have been doing.

February 4th, 2016
Roadside food vendors assure they are ‘safe’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following a number of complaints received by our newsroom regarding the safety and health concerns stemming from seemingly unsanitary conditions, this news site sought answers from a number of food selling businesses in the Virgin Islands capital of Road Town as to whether they were indeed safe.

February 2nd, 2016
WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus

BBC NEWS

A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the World Health Organization.

February 1st, 2016
NHI registration ongoing beyond Jan 31, 2016 deadline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the absence of any formal announcement of an extension to the previously announced deadline of January 31, 2016, the National Health Insurance (NHI) office today February 1, 2016 continued registering and photographing persons for their health coverage cards.

January 30th, 2016
Effluent from Burt Point sewage treatment plant alarms residents

BURT POINT, Tortola, VI – The newly commissioned sewage treatment plant located at Burt Point on the main island of Tortola caused major concern today January 30, 2016 when persons observed effluent coming from it and running into the sea.

January 30th, 2016
‘We must empower STT people to take control of their health’ – Moleto A. Smith Jr

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Former USVI Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful Moleto A. Smith Jr has lauded a ground-breaking community healthcare needs assessment study that the University of the Virgin Islands carried out and which provides a snapshot of school aged children and adults on the island of St Thomas, USVI and points out areas which may require greater attention.

January 29th, 2016
Establishments failing to post 'No Smoking' signs will be fined – Hon Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton has promised to get tough on hospitality businesses that do not display no smoking signs or that allow patrons to smoke on the premises.

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 26th, 2016
Was the Bible written for blacks, whites or conservatives?

By Alred C. Frett

Good Governance means holding Government & NHI Accountable:

As we approach the end of the 1st month of 2016, NHI Experiment is underway and we all will be able to assess its function and dysfunction for better or worse… I have been ridiculed for not railing against its arrival but I don’t mind because we should all be fair in our judgment and take time to compare and contrast similar situations before jumping to hasty conclusions – I shall take that time.

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