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August 14th, 2017
What about health risks?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While all focus seems to be on getting the island of Tortola clean and back to normal, there are lingering worries about the possibility of outbreaks in illnesses especially due to the presence of heavy dust and breeding of mosquitoes.

August 1st, 2017
Sabrett Beef Franks contaminated with bone fragments, extraneous materials!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Consumers of sausages are put on high alert following the recall of Sabrett Beef Franks by the Environmental Health Division for contamination with bone fragments and the possibility that it may contain other materials.

July 17th, 2017
'Medications are killing more than saving lives'- Matthew Daly

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Over and over again we see commercials on television about medicines designed to cure or treat a particular illness but the long list of side-effects is alarming or we hear about persons become addicted to their medication while the illness remains.

July 13th, 2017
15 pregnant women infected with Zika in USVI

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Virgin Islands (USVI) experienced a spike in the number of pregnant women who have been infected with the Zika virus, according to the USVI's Department of Health’s (DOH) latest report. DOH reported a jump from 239 to 254 new confirmed pregnant women cases week-over-week, a total of 15 new cases.

June 27th, 2017
Work permit fee increases – A threat to local companies

Alred C. Frett

If not for Bad Luck the Oppressed would have no Luck:

With all the Madness, Badness and Sadness going on throughout the World one can start from any point and still not know just where to begin… Fabrications and Denials have become a daily way of life and Brand-new Societies are based on Old Racism, Segregation, Class Structure, Colonialism and the willingness of Slave Descendants to Ignore, Accept and Excuse themselves back into Slavery.

June 21st, 2017
2 new cases of HIV reported in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents of the Virgin Islands are being urged to consider whether they are positive or negative as two new cases of HIV have been reported for the year.

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.



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