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January 5th, 2017
Worth the ‘weight’! Long awaited gym opens in West End

WEST END, Tortola, VI- It took more than five years to materialise but persons especially in West End seeking to get fit, lose some pounds or pack on some muscles can now go to a gym right in their area to achieve that objective.

December 26th, 2016
Cancer is two times higher in the Caribbean compared with the USA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a recent study published this month (December 2016) in the Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) conducted by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the United States Centre for Disease Control (CDC), it found that the rate of death from cancer is much higher in the Caribbean region than in the United States of America (USA) with triple the population of the Caribbean region.

December 14th, 2016
Natalie Joyce Brewley-Frett: Wife, Queen & National Hero

Alred C. Frett

In practically everything I have done for the past decades she has been there; especially when the Chips were down… Achievements I have made in struggling for the People and bringing Truth to the Youth have been with her support - Among her recent TFY Contributions were attempts to make NHI better serve the People and the Thesis that the recent US Election was stolen –Many are finally beginning to understand and agree with us.

December 12th, 2016
Move out ‘non-performers’ in BVIHSA - Hon Skelton to Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a stern manner, Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) charged Chairman of the Board of Directors of BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline to move out non-performers in the health system.

December 2nd, 2016
Local pioneer Dr Natalie J. Brewley-Frett has died

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The medical community and patients, along with other immediate family and friends, are in mourning over the passing of one of the first local female doctors in the Virgin Islands, Dr Natalie J. Brewley-Frett.

December 1st, 2016
HIV-Positive activist to share story for World AIDS Day 2016

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A series of appearances and speeches by Tree Alexander, an HIV-Positive advocate will be the centerpiece of the BVI HIV/AIDS Foundation’ 2016 World AIDS Day awareness programme.

November 28th, 2016
A journey from Castro to Trump to you – number next?

Alred C. Frett

Do you really believe a Slave Master would risk his life to save a Slave?

Some who call themselves Leaders encourage us to accept what is clearly wrong; preaching the doctrine of going along to get along when in fact this is the same tactic used by Slave Masters to convince Slave Mothers to convince their Children – especially Sons – to become Good Slaves… This love for Propaganda cultivates Ignorance, promotes Self-hate and simply prolongs our misery.

November 27th, 2016
SDA youth march against Domestic Violence, Chronic diseases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Stop it, stop it right now, child abuse ain’t for the youth” and “Sometimes I may forget but help me to remember” were some of the chants heard when the Youth Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of the Virgin Islands staged a health march through Road Town on November 26, 2016.

November 23rd, 2016
Construction of Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre on VG resumes

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The construction of the new Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre on Virgin Gorda has resumed after a brief hiatus caused by difficulties encountered in the obtaining of steel frames for the design specifications.

November 17th, 2016
Caller disturbed by NHI threats

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An announcement by the Social Security Board (SSB) on Wednesday November 16, 2016 informing that serious measures will be taken against employees whose employers fail to pay their mandatory deductions of the National Health Insurance (NHI) is not sitting well with some of the working class.

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