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September 13th, 2018
VI needs comprehensive approach to health issues—Dr Samuel

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There is need for a more comprehensive approach in the manner with which the Virgin Islands (VI) treats with medical challenges, a notion raised recently by Vice President of the VI Alzheimer Association, Dr June M. Samuel—as the Territory joins with the world in Observing Alzheimer’s Month.

September 8th, 2018
Primary Health Services gets new leadership after 5-year absence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Local specialist Pediatrician with the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Dr Natasha D. Frett, has been appointed Director of Primary Healthcare Services (PHS), effective September 1, 2018.

August 29th, 2018
Bougainvillea hosts first VI’s medical tourist

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Bougainvillea Clinic, a private hospital in Capital City, Road Town, continues to raise the standard of health care in the Virgin Islands (VI) having completed recently, five Radiation Seed Implant surgeries, to treat early prostate cancer.

August 22nd, 2018
Hon Turnbull appointed Minister for a day

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Second District Representative, Honourable, Melvin M. Turnbull, has been appointed Minister for Health and Social Development in the Virgin Islands (VI) government, for a day, on Thursday, August 23, 2018.

August 11th, 2018
3 new HIV+ cases reported in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are encouraged to continue to get tested for HIV/AIDS, as three new cases have been reported in the first six months of 2018.

August 7th, 2018
“Do Not Eat Dead Fish In Josiah Bay” Residents Warned

JOSIAH BAY, Tortola, VI - Residents and visitors are being warned against eating ‘double dead’ fish following a major fish kill in Josiah Bay, Tortola.

June 7th, 2018
VI records abnormally high death rate last year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Records confirm that the Virgin Islands (VI) last year experienced an abnormally high death rate across the Territory—157 for the year.

May 14th, 2018
We know who defends the rich but who will defend the poor?

Alred C. Frett

Lasting bad effects of Hurricane Irma:

Hurricane Irma is almost a year old and those lucky enough to survive still complain of things getting worse as landlords used the crisis to have tenants repair and rebuild their properties only to evict or overcharge them, especially when these victims have no means of defense – During the formation of the New Constitution, I argued for the inclusion of Public Defenders but that was omitted.

May 12th, 2018
'We need to meet people where they are'- Dr Virginia O. Rubaine

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- On May 10, 2018 the Western Branch of the BVI Diabetes Association held its first General Meeting of the year at the Seventh-day Adventist Youth Centre in Carrot Bay, under the theme Managing diabetes Psychologically and with Diet.

May 7th, 2018
Government is even celebrating Mosquito Awareness Week!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It seems like there is a new trend in the Territory where every issue is getting its own week or even a month. The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has announced that it is celebrating Mosquito Awareness Week.



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