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December 21st, 2017
'Don’t always wait for ambulance' – Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) has welcomed the addition of two new ambulances to the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) but stressed that more importantly persons should place emphasis on getting the sick to access needed health care should no ambulance be available at any given time.

December 2nd, 2017
‘Cistern & tank water not safe, needs treating’- CEHO Lionel E. Michael

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The new Government Chief Environmental Health Officer (CEHO) Mr Lionel E. Michael has warned the Virgin Islands’ public that their drinking water supply should be safe for all uses, which include domestic and personal.

September 3rd, 2017
34 cases of ‘pink eye’ reported on VG

VIRGIN GORDA, Tortola, VI – There are 34 reported cases of conjunctivitis or pink eye infection on the island of Virgin Gorda, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

August 29th, 2017
The flood that cancelled our Emancipation celebrations

Alred C. Frett

Mommy is the World really coming to an End?

As the World turns we continue to be burdened globally by Social and Climatic Changes - Typhoon in China, Hurricane in Texas, Floods in the West Indies, Wars in the Middle East, Lies and Deceit in Politics and a Total Eclipse of the Sun – None of these individually guarantee the end of the World but rather than work to make it better too many are giving up in despair and are preparing for Imaginary Heaven.

August 26th, 2017
VI on alert for 'Red Eye'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), which is responsible for several Caribbean islands, including the Virgin Islands, issued an alert on the outbreaks of conjunctivitis or “Red Eye” at health facilities and medical practices.

August 17th, 2017
'Flood damaged goods on shelves will be pulled'- Yolanda Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following the recent flood, retailers have been selling items that were damaged as a result of the impact of the flood. However, the Department of Environmental Health Division announced yesterday August 16, 2017 that they will be conducting spot checks on supermarkets and restaurants to ensure food safety.

August 15th, 2017
American teen who suffered kidney failure gets wish to visit VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Fourteen year old Paige M. Grossman’s wish came through when the US based Make A Wish Foundation granted her desire to have an adventure in the Virgin Islands.

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.


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