Alred C. Frett
Finally; UN ‘Experts on People of African Descent’:
Welcome to February and even with the extra day it remains the shortest month… As Black History’s Month it is unfortunate when too many of us do not know, too many avoid knowing and too many prefer to fabricate false Histories… Worst yet, too many get annoyed and see me as Troublesome simply for asking that we appreciate ourselves through the Realities of our History.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As most countries in the Caribbean, including the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), begin to take proactive measures against the potential threat of the Zika virus, the Virgin Islands Government has shown no real sense of urgency, compared to what other countries have been doing.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following a number of complaints received by our newsroom regarding the safety and health concerns stemming from seemingly unsanitary conditions, this news site sought answers from a number of food selling businesses in the Virgin Islands capital of Road Town as to whether they were indeed safe.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the absence of any formal announcement of an extension to the previously announced deadline of January 31, 2016, the National Health Insurance (NHI) office today February 1, 2016 continued registering and photographing persons for their health coverage cards.
BURT POINT, Tortola, VI – The newly commissioned sewage treatment plant located at Burt Point on the main island of Tortola caused major concern today January 30, 2016 when persons observed effluent coming from it and running into the sea.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – Former USVI Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful Moleto A. Smith Jr has lauded a ground-breaking community healthcare needs assessment study that the University of the Virgin Islands carried out and which provides a snapshot of school aged children and adults on the island of St Thomas, USVI and points out areas which may require greater attention.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton has promised to get tough on hospitality businesses that do not display no smoking signs or that allow patrons to smoke on the premises.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the new deadline approaches for persons to register for National Health Insurance, the tension escalated today January 28, 2016 to the point where ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force had to be called in at the Joshua S. Smith Building in Road Town to keep the crowd under control.
By Alred C. Frett
Good Governance means holding Government & NHI Accountable:
As we approach the end of the 1st month of 2016, NHI Experiment is underway and we all will be able to assess its function and dysfunction for better or worse… I have been ridiculed for not railing against its arrival but I don’t mind because we should all be fair in our judgment and take time to compare and contrast similar situations before jumping to hasty conclusions – I shall take that time.