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November 27th, 2015
Juliet Rogers aka ‘Yellow’ hospitalised; missed from the streets

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Ms. Juliet Rogers aka ‘Yellow’ known to all for her frequency on the streets of Tortola requesting money for drinking a beverage has been hospitalised.

November 19th, 2015
Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease on the rise in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Health and Social Development is encouraging parents to remain vigilant as Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease is on the rise in the Territory.

November 19th, 2015
‘Visitors burden our health care system’ - Winston E. Nibbs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The territory’s medical services and facilities for health care are being unduly burdened by the influx of foreigners to the detriment of Virgin Islanders.

November 18th, 2015
Even with NHI BVIHSA will not be able to meet projected expenses – Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline has said that the way the authority is operating at the moment is not sustainable and it could result in either a cut back in services provided or increase the price that the end user pays.

November 13th, 2015
‘Are we being used as a bunch of monkeys?' – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro has slammed Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn for remaining silent on what some are calling Government’s abuse of persons’ constitutional rights by forcing the National Health Insurance (NHI) on the population in a compulsory manner.

November 12th, 2015
NHI should reimburse for natural medicine – Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show personality Donald E. de Castro made a plug for the National Health Insurance (NHI) to take into consideration persons who believe in natural cures and alternative medicines and allow for the scheme to reimburse persons who use these means to stay healthy at a much cheaper cost than mainstream medicine.

November 11th, 2015
‘It’s been a month & nothing from Premier’ – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Doug Wheatley expressed concern during his Speak Out BVI show last night November 10, 2015 as it is two days shy of one month that the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group submitted its petition to Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith with no response as yet.

November 10th, 2015
Could high rise in diabetes cases in VI bankrupt NHI?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although there are no statistics available that give a true picture of the amount of people afflicted by diabetes in the Virgin Islands, President of the BVI Diabetes Association Mr Elton Georges CMG, OBE believes, based on the information at hand, that the numbers could be very high and growing, which could adversely affect the economy and the National Health Insurance (NHI) set to come on stream on January 1, 2016.

November 5th, 2015
NHI Concerned Group proposes tax to cover uninsured, revised role of SS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group which had on October 13, 2015 submitted its petition against the National Health Insurance (NHI) along with a detailed letter has proposed a number of alternatives which it would like to see Government consider instead of the scheme in the current format.

November 5th, 2015
Government can be sued for millions of $$ - Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host and social commentator Edmund G. Maduro said it is in the power of the people to sue the Government of the Virgin Islands for being forced to lose their private insurance, with the coming on stream of the mandatory National Health Insurance (NHI).

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