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October 23rd, 2019
VI residents urged to properly dispose of waste water

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands’ residents and homeowners are being reminded that the improper drainage of wastewater on to public streets, roadways and ghuts constitutes a violation of the Public Health Act.

October 23rd, 2019
Gov't working on more drug intervention programmes - Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), in addressing claims of high drug use in the territory, says his ministry is looking to combat the social issue through a number of early intervention programmes that can come into effect before full drug addiction kicks in.

October 21st, 2019
‘If you give me $1M I can fix’ CGB beach issue – John I. Cline

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Claiming to have no knowledge of what is being done to fix the issue of the Cane Garden Bay Beach being contaminated, especially due to sewerage overflows and after heavy downpours, outspoken citizen and clergyman John I. Cline aka ‘Bishop’ has challenged government to give him $1M to have the issue permanently resolved.

October 19th, 2019
Time to decriminalise marijuana in the VI - Karl M. Scatliffe

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Former President of the BVI Taxi Association and Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Fourth District Candidate in the 2019 General Elections, Mr Karl M. Scatliffe, says it is time the territory follow international trends and decriminalise marijuana, however, there must be restrictions in place to prevent drug abuse from vulnerable groups.

October 15th, 2019
Burnt 3-year-old airlifted to T&T; Being fed through syringe

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago - 3-year-old Micheal A. Charles, who suffered second-degree burns in a kitchen accident at his family's Virgin Gorda home on Sunday, October 6, 2019, has finally been airlifted to Trinidad and Tobago for further treatment.

October 12th, 2019
New Iris O’Neal Centre likely by end of 2019 - Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) says the wait for a new and improved medical facility on Virgin Gorda may come before the end of 2019, with an assurance that once opened, the new Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre will be furnished at a level surpassing the current one.

October 10th, 2019
BVIOC hosting free sports clinic

ROAF TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Olympic Committee has organized a free sports clinic that will take place on Saturday, October 12th from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm at the Multipurpose Complex and A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.

October 10th, 2019
UPDATE: GoFundMe launched for severely burnt 3-year-old

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Less than 24 hours after Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) reported on the plight of the Charles family, a GoFundMe account has been created in aid of 3-year-old Micheal A. Charles, who suffered second-degree burns in a kitchen accident at the family's Virgin Gorda home on Sunday, October 6, 2019, and must be air-lifted to Trinidad and Tobago for treatment.

October 9th, 2019
High risk of waterborne illness from cistern water in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Nine of 10 houses in the Virgin Islands rely on cistern water as the main residential water supply, a study conducted by the Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

October 3rd, 2019
CGB Beach 'should never be closed'- Bishop John I. Cline

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - The Cane Garden Bay Beach has been closed due to the presence of 'dangerous bacteria' in the water; however, outspoken Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church in Duffs Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline says the government should not have allowed news of the closure of the popular beach to be plastered in news headlines, since according to him, it sends the wrong message regarding the territory's ability to preserve its natural environment.

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