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August 22nd, 2019
'For Export Only' food labels spark online debate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A post in "The REAL BVI Community Board," Facebook group has sparked a debate as concerns are being raised over the quality of food being imported into the territory owing to several imported items carrying the label 'For Export Only," while being retailed in the Virgin Islands (VI).

August 21st, 2019
The saviour for agriculture could be 'marijuana' - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The demand for marijuana and its medicinal benefits will mean that the government of the Virgin Islands will likely make moves to legalise it, according to the Agriculture Minister Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), as a means of generating additional revenues for his department.

August 18th, 2019
'Detoxify' after festivities & celebrations - Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – In a bid to propagate the importance of health and wellness, especially after the emancipation festivities in the Virgin Islands (VI), talk show personality Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka' has urged the VI to consider detoxifying.

August 2nd, 2019
Primary Health Services return to Rosalind Penn Health Centre

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Rosalind Penn Health Centre has been reopened and will now offer health care services to the communities of East End and Long Look.

July 20th, 2019
'Education is a right of VI’s differently-abled' - Hon Penn

PORT OF SPAIN, T&T – Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) of the National Democratic Party (NDP) has pledged his party’s commitment to continue supporting the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) programmes that assist the Territory’s most vulnerable citizens, in areas like education and health.

July 20th, 2019
Positive T. Nelson hosting first USVI Medical Marijuana Conference

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI – USVI’s Mr Positive T. Nelson, the former senator and current Department of Agriculture commissioner has partnered with a number of agencies to host what is being called the first comprehensive medical marijuana conference, named “CannaVal.

July 19th, 2019
Residents urged to be kind to persons with mental disorders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A strong plea was made yesterday July 18, 2019 for persons to be patient, kind and show support for individuals suffering from mental disorders in communities across the Virgin Islands (VI) as they journey towards recovery.

July 15th, 2019
'There is actually a draft bill on the legalisation of marijuana' – Hon Natalio D. Wheatley

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- The medicinal value in marijuana cannot be ignored any further, said Virgin Islands’ Agriculture Minister Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as he told HempFest 2019 that his government is picking up where the previous government left off in the journey to legalising the plant and very soon the community will be consulted to flesh out a National Democratic Party (NDP) drafted bill currently being reviewed.

July 15th, 2019
Gov’t prepared to price control unhealthy foods – Hon Carvin Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says that in the fight against the Virgin Islands (VI) declining health, his government is willing to look into price control mechanisms with the private sector in an effort to reduce the cost of healthy food.

July 12th, 2019
NHI struggling with VI health crisis – Hon Carvin Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Noting that the government is now ‘compelled’ to do something about the Virgin Islands (VI) growing health concerns, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has revealed that National Health Insurance (NHI) is struggling in the fight, and the solution now is more health and wellness education in the territory.

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