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November 11th, 2019
Fire breaks out @ Pockwood Pond landfill

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Residents in the West End area and its environs were again left to ponder ‘How long more?’ after a fire broke out at the landfill at Pockwood Pond on the main island of Tortola last evening, November 10, 2019.

October 30th, 2019
Peebles Hospital signage change likely to cost over $100K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The signage to reflect the renaming of the Peebles Hospital to the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital is estimated to cost upwards of $100, 000, according to officials from the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA).

October 30th, 2019
Another first! Bougainvillea Clinic cures abnormal heart rhythm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Owner of the Bougainvillea Clinic, Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool said his facility has bagged another momentous medical procedure by curing the Wolf Parkinson White syndrome (WPW) also called the abnormal heart rhythm.

October 28th, 2019
‘Support us, rather than break us down’- Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “I believe that the government, politicians and various parties of this country should support what we are trying to do here rather than breaking it down.”

October 27th, 2019
M. Elton Georges remembered at Diabetes Awareness Run/Walk

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The late former President of the BVI Diabetes Association Mr M. Elton Georges, CMG, OBE was remembered at a run/walk held on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

October 25th, 2019
Ranitidine medication recalled in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Health and Social Development has issued a recall on all Ranitidine medication made by Apotex Corp, Sanoz Inc., Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline.

October 23rd, 2019
VI residents urged to properly dispose of waste water

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands’ residents and homeowners are being reminded that the improper drainage of wastewater on to public streets, roadways and ghuts constitutes a violation of the Public Health Act.

October 23rd, 2019
Gov't working on more drug intervention programmes - Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), in addressing claims of high drug use in the territory, says his ministry is looking to combat the social issue through a number of early intervention programmes that can come into effect before full drug addiction kicks in.

October 21st, 2019
‘If you give me $1M I can fix’ CGB beach issue – John I. Cline

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Claiming to have no knowledge of what is being done to fix the issue of the Cane Garden Bay Beach being contaminated, especially due to sewerage overflows and after heavy downpours, outspoken citizen and clergyman John I. Cline aka ‘Bishop’ has challenged government to give him $1M to have the issue permanently resolved.

October 19th, 2019
Time to decriminalise marijuana in the VI - Karl M. Scatliffe

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Former President of the BVI Taxi Association and Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Fourth District Candidate in the 2019 General Elections, Mr Karl M. Scatliffe, says it is time the territory follow international trends and decriminalise marijuana, however, there must be restrictions in place to prevent drug abuse from vulnerable groups.

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