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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.

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


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.


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