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September 3rd, 2015
Petition being prepared to challenge NHI in current form

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the many concerns and unanswered questions of the public regarding the controversial National Health Insurance (NHI), it is not surprising that a petition is being prepared as one of the steps to challenge the recently launched health scheme.

August 31st, 2015
Mercedes Benz raffle drawing set for September 11

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI HIV/AIDS Foundation in conjunction with Caribbean Insurers Ltd will on Friday September 11, 2015 raffle away a spanking new Mercedes Benz motor car for the benefit of the work of the foundation.

August 31st, 2015
BVI disciples of Hurricane Trump & Massa Lynch

By Alred C. Frett

Not all Tropical Storms originate from Africa:

For 4-Months in the Year we are affected by the Hurricane Season so we become consumed with preparations for those Tropical Storms that originate from the Horn of Africa but we totally ignore those formed in our own Backyard… This worsens when we overlook Political Storms like Hurricane Trump and others who seek to use their Positions to hurt others and take Africans backwards.

August 29th, 2015
NHI should focus on the uninsured & under-insured – Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the full implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI) just a few months away, discussions are continuing in many circles as to the best way Government could have dealt with matters of health coverage for every person residing in the territory.

August 26th, 2015
Insurance companies to cut staff because of NHI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the economy of the Virgin Islands (VI) already said to be heavily depressed as jobs are being lost every day, the Government’s move to bring into force the National Health Insurance (NHI) is likely to put more persons on the breadline.

August 26th, 2015
‘People have a right to choose their doctor!’ - Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro said that people must retain the right to see a doctor of their own choosing when it comes to the National Health Insurance (NHI) to be implemented from September 1, 2015.

August 25th, 2015
Revived Nurses' Association wants to have a say in ‘decision making’ process

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Back on the ball for just over one month now, the BVI Nurses Association in the Virgin Islands is showing renewed vigour and interest towards advancing the causes of nurses in the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) to the extent of seeking to play an integral role in policy and other decision making arenas.

August 24th, 2015
'Revised Trade Mark Act will guard against counterfeit products' – Jamal S. Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Attorney at Law Jamal S. Smith believes that the time has come for the territory to advance in the registration of trade marks (TMs) for goods and services now that the 2013 legislation dealing with registration of trade marks is to be implemented come September 1, 2015.

August 21st, 2015
Persons have no confidence in local doctors – Radio talk show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In another programme reaching out to the general public with information and fielding questions as it relates to the controversial National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme set to get in full swing come January 1, 2016, the NHI team was told that persons are not comfortable with seeing local doctors due to confidentiality issues, which is why they would prefer to seek medical assistance outside of the territory.

August 19th, 2015
We cannot save ourselves by selling out our children

By Alred C. Frett

Demoting us to elevate themselves:

Those quick to say we are wasting time and effort in speaking out against Social Evils and Corruption because those in authority are not listening are actually expressing their own willingness to behave as sheep in accepting self-destruction… More importantly, they should first understand that our messages are not aimed at puppetising Leaders but rather at enlightening and educating our People.

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