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May 7th, 2019
Gov’t to expand efforts to attract young people to Nursing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands is committed to drawing more young persons to the profession of nursing.

May 6th, 2019
VI residents urged to save lives by cleaning their hands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands residents are urged to keep their hands clean at all times as the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) promotes Hand Hygiene Day observed on May 6, 2019.

May 3rd, 2019
CGB Baptist Church ladies tell men to ‘Manup’

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Recognising that chronic non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, heart attack, and stroke, are affecting the lives of many men at a young age, not just in the British Virgin Islands but in the Caribbean region, ladies of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church (CGBBC) have decided to do something about it.

May 2nd, 2019
Cruise ship quarantined in St Lucia due to measles

NEW YORK TIMES

The Caribbean nation of St Lucia has quarantined a cruise ship on the island after identifying a confirmed case of measles on board, a health official said.

April 25th, 2019
Measles outbreak may cause concern in VI – Hon Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With a report from the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stating that from January 1 to March 28, 2019, 387 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 15 states, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone says these troubling stats may cause concern to local residents.

April 20th, 2019
Measles on the rise; Authorities blame vaccine hesitation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Virgin Islands (VI) prepare to observe Vaccination Week 2019, residents are being cautioned of the risks involved with vaccine hesitancy as measles is making comeback on the global scale.

April 18th, 2019
VI Medical Tourism unfeasible now - Dr Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Dr Heskeith Vanterpool, owner of the Bougainvillea Clinic, a private hospital in the Capital City, Road Town, is of the view that while there was much talk of medical tourism under the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, it is unfeasible for the Virgin Islands (VI) at this time.

April 16th, 2019
Peebles slothful at inking collab with Bougainvillea Clinic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands’ (VI) first private hospital, the Bougainvillea Clinic, just 6 months after operating their Cat Lab, is seeing major success with patients accessing the service locally.

April 13th, 2019
Students lead beach cleanup efforts

BRANDYWINE BAY, Tortola, VI - Today, Saturday, April 13, 2019, a group of seven students from the St. George’s Secondary School (SGSS) along with their biology teacher, Ms Makeba Joseph, came together to show some care for the environment as part of an initiative under their school’s environmental programme.

March 26th, 2019
VI Red Cross embarks on ‘Blood Drive’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Red Cross Association has organised a ‘Blood Donor Drive’ that runs throughout the week, Monday March 25, to Friday, March 29, 2019.

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