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April 20th, 2017
UPDATE: Ayana I. Glasgow-Liburd is new BVIHSA Chair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Months after the former BVI Health Services Authority (BVISA) Chairman Bishop John I. Cline was forced out by Premier and Leader of Government Business Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), the Authority now has a new Chairwoman.

April 5th, 2017
Over a month later still no action on salary increase for public medical staff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was around February 20, 2017 that doctors and other medical personnel who work for the state-owned BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) staged a strike via a sickout over lack of adequate salaries and poor working conditions.

March 29th, 2017
Peebles Hospital receives AccuVein Machine from Ellie’s Wish Foundation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On Friday, March 24, 2017 the Ellie’s Wish Foundation donated a V400 AccuVein Machine to the Pediatric Unit of Peebles Hospital. This machine uses vein illumination visualisation technology which will aid health care professionals in finding veins for venipuncture.

March 26th, 2017
UPDATE: Nathaniel Malone Jr is 4-year-old that died suddenly

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 4-year-old from Baugher’s Bay, Tortola who died suddenly on Thursday March 23, 2017 after being rushed to the state-owned Peebles Hospital has been identified by family members, who spoke to our newsroom, as Nathaniel Malone Jr.

March 21st, 2017
More $$$ for hospital employees; Doctors strike influence decision!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), which manages all public health facilities in the British Overseas Territory, has agreed to increase salaries for all categories of its workers, according to a memorandum dated March 17, 2017 obtained by our newsroom.

March 19th, 2017
Bougainvillea Clinic boasts Op Theatre, Surgical Ward & Imaging Unit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands’ first private hospital, the Bougainvillea Clinic, has added an Operating Theatre, Medical/Surgical Ward and an Imaging Department to its offerings, naming them after three distinguished individuals who played an active role in the facility’s success.

March 16th, 2017
JVD resident in urgent need of $$ for lifesaving brain surgery

JOST van DYKE, VI- Family and friends are pleading for financial assistance for Mr Geri Chinnery, a 54 year old male resident of Jost van Dyke who is in urgent need of brain surgery.

March 15th, 2017
BVIHSA ambulances @ shelf life; Over $1.5M to accredit hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While testifying before the House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee as it deliberated the 2017 Budget, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority Mrs Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch told the body there are only two ambulances on Tortola.

March 6th, 2017
Dr A. Geronimo Jones warns against children receiving sunburn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- This is not meant to be a scary message, but Dr A. Geronimo Jones General/Cosmetic Dermatology with a special interest in Prevention, Diagnosis, & Treatment of Skin Cancer at the Eureka Medical Clinic, has reiterated that dousing on some sunscreen lotion before heading outdoors, particularly on young children, can prevent skin cancer later in life.

February 21st, 2017
‘I stand with the doctors’ – Sharie B. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While some persons have expressed that the doctors currently on strike at Peebles Hospital should have put the interest of their patients ahead of their protest, others have pledged full support for them, including young political activist and educator Ms Sharie B. de Castro.



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