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September 27th, 2014
Scotiabank, BVIHSA partner on 5K Walk/Run

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Such is the growing popularity of mass participation sports such as Marathons, Triathlons and Road Running, in the search for a healthy lifestyle, Scotiabank has teamed up with the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) to host the inaugural 5K Walk/Run.

September 25th, 2014
‘VI population too small for NHI’ – Hon J. Alvin Christopher (R2)

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative of the Second District Honourable J. Alvin Christopher said that based on the number of potential contributors to the National Health Insurance (NHI), he is afraid that the contribution rate of 3.75 percent for employees that is being quoted may not be sustainable.

September 25th, 2014
‘Why not rent empty top floors of new Peebles Hospital?’ – Mr Julio 'Sam' Henry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the constant shifting of the dates for the official opening of the new Peebles Hospital and the struggles to finance its furnishings local talk show host Mr Julio ‘Sam’ Henry asked about the possibility of government renting some sections of the building as an income generating measure.

September 23rd, 2014
‘Fogging not a remedy against Chikungunya!’ – Carnel W. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chief Environmental Health Officer Carnel W. Smith has warned that fogging is not a remedy against the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus and that residents must take the responsibility of removing containers and other receptacles that may gather water from around their premises.

September 22nd, 2014
‘Get rid of derelict vehicles on VG!’ – radio show caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the ‘Speak Out BVI’ radio talk show last week Tuesday September 16, 2014 called in to place on record his concern about the many derelict vehicles on the sides of the roads and in people’s compounds in Virgin Gorda (VG) and their potential to harbour mosquitos thereby spreading diseases.

September 17th, 2014
‘Govt. must get serious & fine people for littering!’ – caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I find that Tortola people don’t have pride in their country,” said a caller into the Speak Out BVI radio talk show hosted by Doug Wheatley on ZBVI 780 AM last evening September 16, 2014.

September 8th, 2014
'Take 10,000 steps daily' - PAC urges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Health, wellness and fitness outfits of the Virgin Islands have up the ante to encourage persons to engage in better health seeking behaviours, and this need resulted in the initiative of the 10,000 steps per day challenge.

September 2nd, 2014
Victor J. Mooney survived sharks & starvation for HIV/AIDS cause

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI - Imagine that you are in a boat rowing for 130 days across the Atlantic, encountering sharks, running out of food, battling the elements and losing 80 lbs in the process.

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.



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