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August 23rd, 2014
NHI won’t cover ‘Bush Medicines’ – Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton said there is currently no coverage under the National Health Insurance (NHI) for ‘bush medicines’ even though he acknowledges their use among the people of the Virgin Islands, admitting that he himself uses them.

August 21st, 2014
Rotary Tortola donates $50k to new Peebles Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When members of the Rotary Club of Tortola handed over a $50k pledge cheque to the Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton Acting District Governor of Rotary Ms Delma Maduro said that it was the largest donation to be made by a single Rotary Club in the history of the Virgin Islands.

August 19th, 2014
Clinic transportation for 1st District Seniors to end August 31 – Hon Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton said that the service that provides transportation for senior citizens attending the Capoon’s Bay Clinic in the First District will be discontinued at the end of August 2014.

August 19th, 2014
Environmental Health Div. worker suffers fall on slippery road

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – A worker from the Environmental Health Division slipped and fell on a slippery sloping road in Pockwood Pond yesterday August 18, 2014 while in the line of duty and had to be taken away by ambulance.

July 25th, 2014
Nevin Brathwaite seriously hurt after motorcycle accident

HODGES CREEK, Tortola, VI - Close relatives of Mr Nevin Brathwaite of Hodges Creek have confirmed that he is currently receiving urgent medical attention overseas following his involvement in an accident yesterday afternoon July 24, 2014.

July 14th, 2014
UPDATE: Two hospitalized from Pockwood Pond accident

‎‎POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI - Yesterday afternoon's July 13, 2014 accident involving a family of eight has left two hospitalized and the mother of one of the persons hurt Ms Kishmet B. Daniels desperately crying for help.

July 11th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Doneisha D. Maduro-Findlay

By Nikolai J. Earle

Meet the bright, ambitious, creative and determined Doneisha D. Maduro-Findlay, our Young Professional for this week.

July 9th, 2014
Douglas Wheatley wants VI to discuss marijuana decriminalization

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio commentator Doug Wheatley said it is time that the Virgin Islands (VI) become engaged in the conversation regarding the decriminalization of marijuana for medical use and urged that examples of countries moving in this direction be looked at in terms of the benefits they receive.

July 3rd, 2014
Soiree BVI red carpeting for BVI Cancer Society

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In continuing its efforts to aid in the community as well as to promote small businesses alike, Soiree BVI made a conscious move to play their part in the fight against cancer in the Virgin Islands.

June 25th, 2014
BVICA strengthens USVI/VI link in fight against cancer

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - “He who wears the shoes knows where it hurts the most and I felt like a princess knowing that I am a cancer survivor and have dedicated the rest of my life to fighting to be a shoulder for others to lean on, I will fight to help someone somewhere get well needed assistance to get treatment, care and support, I stood in their shoes and I know where it hurts.”



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