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June 5th, 2017
108 Epilepsy emergency cases @ Peebles Hospital in past 5 years - CEO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The significance of having an EEG machine and the requisite expertise to effectively use it were brought out by Chief Executive Officer of Peebles Hospital Ms Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch, when noting that some 108 persons were admitted to the hospital over the past five years for Epilepsy.

June 4th, 2017
It's official - The Jaleel Cameron Foundation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At the earliest possible time team Jaleel through the Jaleel Cameron Foundation hopes to have in hand $40K to fund a scholarship for the training of person/s to operate the Electroencephalograph (EEG) machine.

June 2nd, 2017
‘I reversed my diabetes through healthy living’- Ramoes Hatchett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Diabetes is a non-communicable disease that is reportedly affecting a large amount of persons in the Virgin Islands. For many it is just something they have to live with. However, Ramoes Hatchett is not such a person.

April 27th, 2017
Robin Hood flour recalled; One major supermarket ‘unaware’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At least one major supermarket on island confirmed to this news site, that they were unaware of a consumer alert on Robin Hood products recall, where the Environmental Health Department called on all to discontinue the use of certain Robin Hood Products or risk being ill.

April 26th, 2017
Benefit concert for 2 children stricken by life-threatening diseases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While prayers are powerful, the members of the Church of God of Prophecy Community Worship Centre in Long Look, on the main island of Tortola, are not stopping there as they are moving to stage a benefit concert for two children affected by life-threatening diseases.

April 20th, 2017
UPDATE: Ayana I. Glasgow-Liburd is new BVIHSA Chair

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Months after the former BVI Health Services Authority (BVISA) Chairman Bishop John I. Cline was forced out by Premier and Leader of Government Business Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), the Authority now has a new Chairwoman.

April 5th, 2017
Over a month later still no action on salary increase for public medical staff

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was around February 20, 2017 that doctors and other medical personnel who work for the state-owned BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) staged a strike via a sickout over lack of adequate salaries and poor working conditions.

March 29th, 2017
Peebles Hospital receives AccuVein Machine from Ellie’s Wish Foundation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On Friday, March 24, 2017 the Ellie’s Wish Foundation donated a V400 AccuVein Machine to the Pediatric Unit of Peebles Hospital. This machine uses vein illumination visualisation technology which will aid health care professionals in finding veins for venipuncture.

March 26th, 2017
UPDATE: Nathaniel Malone Jr is 4-year-old that died suddenly

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 4-year-old from Baugher’s Bay, Tortola who died suddenly on Thursday March 23, 2017 after being rushed to the state-owned Peebles Hospital has been identified by family members, who spoke to our newsroom, as Nathaniel Malone Jr.

March 21st, 2017
More $$$ for hospital employees; Doctors strike influence decision!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), which manages all public health facilities in the British Overseas Territory, has agreed to increase salaries for all categories of its workers, according to a memorandum dated March 17, 2017 obtained by our newsroom.

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