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July 15th, 2019
'There is actually a draft bill on the legalisation of marijuana' – Hon Natalio D. Wheatley

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- The medicinal value in marijuana cannot be ignored any further, said Virgin Islands’ Agriculture Minister Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as he told HempFest 2019 that his government is picking up where the previous government left off in the journey to legalising the plant and very soon the community will be consulted to flesh out a National Democratic Party (NDP) drafted bill currently being reviewed.

July 15th, 2019
Gov’t prepared to price control unhealthy foods – Hon Carvin Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says that in the fight against the Virgin Islands (VI) declining health, his government is willing to look into price control mechanisms with the private sector in an effort to reduce the cost of healthy food.

July 12th, 2019
NHI struggling with VI health crisis – Hon Carvin Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Noting that the government is now ‘compelled’ to do something about the Virgin Islands (VI) growing health concerns, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has revealed that National Health Insurance (NHI) is struggling in the fight, and the solution now is more health and wellness education in the territory.

July 11th, 2019
3D Breast Imaging increases rate of Cancer detection

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is offering 3D Mammography to aid in the early detection of breast cancer.

July 10th, 2019
Smell & taste; It is ok to buy expired foods - Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former ’Straight Talk’ radio host and social commentator, Mr Donald E. de Castro has again raised concerns over the amount of global food wastage, including in the Virgin Islands (VI), and has proposed that Virgin Islanders buy more expired goods.

July 8th, 2019
PHOTO: Dr Hans Diehl pays courtesy call on Hon Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Founder of the Complete Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) Dr Hans Diehl paid a courtesy visit on Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) on Monday July 8, 2019.

July 6th, 2019
World renowned health advocate Dr Hans Diehl to visit VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Best-selling author, researcher, speaker and clinical professor of preventive medicine at Loma Linda University in California, Dr Hans Diehl will be in the Virgin Islands (VI) from July 8 to July 10, 2019 to introduce the research tested ‘Complete Health Improvement Programme’ (CHIP), which aims to target chronic diseases by offering lifestyle intervention.

July 6th, 2019
Obesity in the Virgin Islands: A ticking time bomb

Dickson C. Igwe

Too many Virgin Islanders and residents are ignoring their health and well-being. The cost to the taxpayer is astronomical and increasing. Prevention is better than cure.

July 3rd, 2019
Residents fume as another landfill fire breaks out @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Another fire has broken out at the landfill at Pockwood Pond, on the main island of Tortola, forcing many to take to social media to complain about the long standing issue.

June 26th, 2019
Legislation coming to ban Styrofoam & single-use plastics- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Legislation to ban polystyrene foam (PSF), which is commonly known as Styrofoam, and single-use plastics in the Virgin Islands will soon be brought to the House of Assembly (HoA).

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