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June 7th, 2019
Cardiac facility @ Peebles Hospital expected to save NHI millions

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Time is of the essence for heart patients and even as the cardiac facility undergoes construction, Medical Services, BVI Incorporated (MS BVI), located in Peebles Hospital, has begun seeing heart patients locally as well as patients from overseas.

May 27th, 2019
VIP Government to review NHI – Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A government review of National Health Insurance (NHI) is on the way with the aim of improving its reach to benefit of all, amidst the many cries that have been made since its introduction by the former National Democratic Party (NDP) administration.

May 20th, 2019
Ramprashad dethrones Stoby in CIL Charity Run

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The annual Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) Charity 5K Run/Walk held on Saturday May 18, 2019 received yet another large support from the public.

May 19th, 2019
CIL Health & Wellness Expo 2019 set for Sat May, 25

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – With the health of the Virgin Islands (VI) in focus, Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) will stage its 4th annual Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, Tortola.

May 18th, 2019
Sewerage haulers warned against illegal dumping

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Sewerage truck haulers are being warned against the unauthorised dumping of sewerage at the main pump station or any other part of the Territory given that it’s an environmental offence and would be dealt with accordingly.

May 17th, 2019
Illness stricken educator raising funds for school children

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Virgin Islander and Educator, Ms Cleopatria A. King-Defreitas aka ‘Cleo’ has a remarkable story of survival after 19 surgeries, which included 15 abdominal and 4 brain surgeries, plus a minor stroke with relapses.

May 14th, 2019
'High risk' VI implementing border control measures for measles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With global measles cases soaring in places like the United States, Latin America and Europe, local health authorities have been on the alert and encouraging the populace to get vaccinated as a matter of priority.

May 13th, 2019
First Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) inserted @ Peebles Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An important step in healthcare in the Territory was made on April 18, 2019 when for the first time ever an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) was inserted on a patient at Peebles Hospital.

May 11th, 2019
Nurses honoured in weeklong celebrations

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Observed under the Theme, “Nurses – A voice to lead – Health for all” Nurses Week 2019 across the Territory was celebrated in a number of ways both by the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) and the corporate community.

May 10th, 2019
‘VI healthcare too costly & unsustainable’ - Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show personality Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka', who hosts ‘Umoja’, Thursday nights on ZBVI 780 AM, says healthcare in the Virgin Islands (VI) has become too costly and as a result government spending in the sector has become unsustainable.

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