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October 15th, 2019
Burnt 3-year-old airlifted to T&T; Being fed through syringe

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago - 3-year-old Micheal A. Charles, who suffered second-degree burns in a kitchen accident at his family's Virgin Gorda home on Sunday, October 6, 2019, has finally been airlifted to Trinidad and Tobago for further treatment.

October 12th, 2019
New Iris O’Neal Centre likely by end of 2019 - Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) says the wait for a new and improved medical facility on Virgin Gorda may come before the end of 2019, with an assurance that once opened, the new Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre will be furnished at a level surpassing the current one.

October 10th, 2019
BVIOC hosting free sports clinic

ROAF TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Olympic Committee has organized a free sports clinic that will take place on Saturday, October 12th from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm at the Multipurpose Complex and A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.

October 10th, 2019
UPDATE: GoFundMe launched for severely burnt 3-year-old

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Less than 24 hours after Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) reported on the plight of the Charles family, a GoFundMe account has been created in aid of 3-year-old Micheal A. Charles, who suffered second-degree burns in a kitchen accident at the family's Virgin Gorda home on Sunday, October 6, 2019, and must be air-lifted to Trinidad and Tobago for treatment.

October 9th, 2019
High risk of waterborne illness from cistern water in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Nine of 10 houses in the Virgin Islands rely on cistern water as the main residential water supply, a study conducted by the Virgin Islands Department of Health (VIDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

October 3rd, 2019
CGB Beach 'should never be closed'- Bishop John I. Cline

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - The Cane Garden Bay Beach has been closed due to the presence of 'dangerous bacteria' in the water; however, outspoken Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church in Duffs Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline says the government should not have allowed news of the closure of the popular beach to be plastered in news headlines, since according to him, it sends the wrong message regarding the territory's ability to preserve its natural environment.

October 2nd, 2019
VI has nothing to fear about release of 'sterile' male mosquitoes in USVI- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) make moves to control its mosquito population through the release of sterile male mosquitoes as a form of pest control, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), Dr Ronald E. Georges says the Virgin Islands has nothing to fear.

October 1st, 2019
VI joins world health leaders to set priorities in the Americas

WASHINGTON DC, USA- Virgin Islands (VI) Health Minister Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) and Chief Medical Officer, Dr Irad Potter join hundreds of world health leaders to discuss priorities at the Pan American Health World Health Organization (PAHO) 57th Directing Council.

September 28th, 2019
CIBC FirstCaribbean pledges US$1M to SickKids-Caribbean Initiative

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Regional bank, CIBC FirstCaribbean has pledged a further USD$1 million for phase II of the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative (SCI) which focusses on the improvement of outcomes and quality of life for children with cancer and other blood disorders across the region.

September 16th, 2019
Junk food a major issue @ BFEC- Sasha D.A. Flax

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- With the need to secure the health of the territory's youth, Sister Islands Coordinator Ms Sasha D.A. Flax has made an urgent call on parents to pay attention to their children's diet.

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