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April 23rd, 2015
Gov't flip-flops on NHI date

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton said the National Health Insurance (NHI) is not going to come on stream until probably September 2015 as work is still underway to iron out the details of the controversial insurance scheme.

April 10th, 2015
Police destroy 8 illegal 'big bikes'

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) today April 10, 2015 destroyed eight motorcycles said to be in contravention of the territory's laws.

April 4th, 2015
PEP’s Lorie A. Rhymer raps VIP on VG hospital, greenhouses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Lorie A. Rhymer has slammed the former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration for the greenhouses which he said have not fulfilled their purposes and for doing nothing for Virgin Gorda in terms of a healthcare facility.

April 1st, 2015
VG still awaiting promised medical boat‎

‎VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Residents of Virgin Gorda have expressed their lack of confidence in the National Democratic Party (NDP) government on numerous occasions and this they did yet another time when on Tuesday March 31, 2015 they were told the promised medical boat that was undergoing repairs was now seaworthy.

March 31st, 2015
No new hospital for VG as promised!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - ‎After telling the people of Virgin Gorda, as one of their campaign promises, that they were going to build a new hospital on the sister island, the National Democratic Party (NDP) government is instead going ahead with the construction of a facility that will be known as the Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre.

March 25th, 2015
UPDATE: Fossi charged with two counts of manslaughter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Stephen Fossi, the captain in the deadly boat accident off Virgin Gorda on January 24, 2015 has been charged with two counts of manslaughter and is to appear in the Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, March 26, 2015.

March 19th, 2015
8-year old dies from tumor complications

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - An eight year old boy succumbed to an illness yesterday March 18, 2015 plunging a family into grief.

March 18th, 2015
VI stores asked to remove Mac & Cheese suspected of containing metal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Local stores have been asked to remove boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese suspected to contain metal.

March 18th, 2015
VI F&RS ahead of the game in C/bean – EMT specialist

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “In terms of the Caribbean, this fire service is ahead of the game where the vision is for fire and EMS. I don’t think that you truly believe that but I’ve been around, to Jamaica, Africa, Anguilla, St Martin and others and the BVI is indeed ahead in terms of the vision that you have here.” This is according to EMT training specialist Mrs Doreen Vines- President of Global Medical Educational Training (GMET).

March 15th, 2015
Popular VG taxi driver Armond ‘Quashie’ Moore found dead

SAVANNAH BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Another sudden death has rocked the Virgin Gorda community as one of its very popular taxi drivers, Armond 'Quashie' Moore, was found dead in his vehicle in the Savannah Bay area close to midnight on March 14, 2015.

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