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September 10th, 2019
Health Ministry launches Child Protection in Emergencies campaign

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Health and Social Development is teaming up with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) to ensure that the needs of children are prioritised during emergencies.

August 28th, 2019
Message by Minister for Health & Social Development Hon Carvin Malone on World Alzheimer’s Month

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Alzheimer’s Association is a non-profit organisation which aims to create awareness, encourage prevention of the disease and be the support system for families coping with loved ones suffering from the disease.

August 22nd, 2019
'For Export Only' food labels spark online debate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A post in "The REAL BVI Community Board," Facebook group has sparked a debate as concerns are being raised over the quality of food being imported into the territory owing to several imported items carrying the label 'For Export Only," while being retailed in the Virgin Islands (VI).

August 21st, 2019
The saviour for agriculture could be 'marijuana' - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The demand for marijuana and its medicinal benefits will mean that the government of the Virgin Islands will likely make moves to legalise it, according to the Agriculture Minister Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), as a means of generating additional revenues for his department.

August 18th, 2019
'Detoxify' after festivities & celebrations - Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – In a bid to propagate the importance of health and wellness, especially after the emancipation festivities in the Virgin Islands (VI), talk show personality Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka' has urged the VI to consider detoxifying.

August 2nd, 2019
Primary Health Services return to Rosalind Penn Health Centre

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Rosalind Penn Health Centre has been reopened and will now offer health care services to the communities of East End and Long Look.

July 20th, 2019
'Education is a right of VI’s differently-abled' - Hon Penn

PORT OF SPAIN, T&T – Opposition Leader, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) of the National Democratic Party (NDP) has pledged his party’s commitment to continue supporting the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) programmes that assist the Territory’s most vulnerable citizens, in areas like education and health.

July 20th, 2019
Positive T. Nelson hosting first USVI Medical Marijuana Conference

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI – USVI’s Mr Positive T. Nelson, the former senator and current Department of Agriculture commissioner has partnered with a number of agencies to host what is being called the first comprehensive medical marijuana conference, named “CannaVal.

July 19th, 2019
Residents urged to be kind to persons with mental disorders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A strong plea was made yesterday July 18, 2019 for persons to be patient, kind and show support for individuals suffering from mental disorders in communities across the Virgin Islands (VI) as they journey towards recovery.

July 15th, 2019
'There is actually a draft bill on the legalisation of marijuana' – Hon Natalio D. Wheatley

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- The medicinal value in marijuana cannot be ignored any further, said Virgin Islands’ Agriculture Minister Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as he told HempFest 2019 that his government is picking up where the previous government left off in the journey to legalising the plant and very soon the community will be consulted to flesh out a National Democratic Party (NDP) drafted bill currently being reviewed.

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