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September 24th, 2016
18 confirmed Zika cases in VI; 36 suspected– Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – After an onslaught on the media over reports of Zika virus infections in the Virgin Islands by first term representative Hon Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull, Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton has announced that there are now 18 reported cases of Zika infections here.

September 24th, 2016
Insurance & health care providers abusing NHI– Hon Melvin M. Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Honourable Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull (R2) spared no bones in blasting health care providers and insurance companies guilty of abusing the National Health Insurance of the territory.

September 12th, 2016
VG residents ‘angry’ with leaders over promised medical facility

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “It’s only when they want something from us we see them. When they want us to vote they come until we fed up of them. We want you all not to come tell us about this white elephant you all call a facility,” said Virgin Gordian M. S. Creque.

September 10th, 2016
New post & job created for Darlene A. Carty-Baptiste?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After four (4) years at the helm of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) and now without a new contract, Darlene A. Carty-Baptiste is going nowhere fast.

September 7th, 2016
‘Are VIslanders only good to cast votes?’- Radio caller asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Several callers to the Speak Out BVI Talk Show with Doug Wheatley on Tuesday September 6, 2016 were not happy with the latest announcement that a Trinidadian was chosen over a Virgin Islander to be the new boss of the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) because she was the most qualified.

September 6th, 2016
John I. Cline accuses local media of ‘corrupting things’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Board of Directors for the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline has lashed out at the media, accusing them of “corrupting things.”

September 5th, 2016
Fired T&T health boss Paula Chester-Cumberbatch new CEO of BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom is that the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is Trinidadian Paula Chester-Cumberbatch.

September 1st, 2016
BVI Cancer Society emphasises Childhood Cancer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the many countries are observing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the BVI Cancer Society has intensified its call for awareness education among in-school children.

September 1st, 2016
Beenie Man claims he was not the first with Zika in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In an interview with OnStage TV show’s host Mr Winford Williams, king of Dance Hall Anthony Moses Davis, better known as Beenie Man, said he had decided to announce in the Virgin Islands that he was infected with the Zika virus because he would not have been the only person with the infection in the territory.

August 31st, 2016
Zika cases in USVI rise to 243

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — The Department of Health in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) late Tuesday August 30, 2016 made known that it recorded 50 news cases of the Zika virus in its latest report, bringing the territory’s total to 243.

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