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February 21st, 2017
‘I stand with the doctors’ – Sharie B. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While some persons have expressed that the doctors currently on strike at Peebles Hospital should have put the interest of their patients ahead of their protest, others have pledged full support for them, including young political activist and educator Ms Sharie B. de Castro.

February 21st, 2017
Day 2: Hospital sickout/strike continues!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was our newsroom that was first to accurately report that some ten doctors, both locals and expatriates, were on an official sick-out that began around 9:00 AM on February 20, 2017.

February 20th, 2017
Doctors on strike @ Peebles Hospital over pay!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that some eight to ten doctors have staged a sick-out at the public hospital in Road Town.

February 2nd, 2017
What is Gov’t doing with NHI money? - Resident asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "What is Government doing with NHI money?" This a question a resident of the Virgin Islands (UK) said needs to be answered by the management of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme or the responsible Minister, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL).

February 1st, 2017
Raise taxes on alcohol & cigarettes, not junk foods- VISTS debaters

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- In a unanimous decision following a 28- point difference, the Opposition Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) emerged the winner in the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Inter-Secondary School Debate 2017 on the topic: Higher tax should be levied on ‘Junk Foods’.

January 28th, 2017
BVI Cancer Society Vigil set for Feb 4

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Is the Virgin Islands awaken to the fact that cancers of all sorts have surrounded its shores? This a question that boggles the mind every time one sees the tear and feels the pain of family members who so often bury one of their own because of cancer.

January 26th, 2017
Family of cancer victim gives back to BVI Cancer Society

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- “Commendable,” is how President of the BVI Cancer Society Mrs Gloria A. Fahie has described a donation of $1,500 from the Newton Construction Company Ltd to the society.

January 24th, 2017
First Zika-related Microcephaly case recorded in Grenada

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – One Caribbean country has confirmed its first case of Zika-related microcephaly, while another is investigating a possible case.

January 5th, 2017
Worth the ‘weight’! Long awaited gym opens in West End

WEST END, Tortola, VI- It took more than five years to materialise but persons especially in West End seeking to get fit, lose some pounds or pack on some muscles can now go to a gym right in their area to achieve that objective.

December 26th, 2016
Cancer is two times higher in the Caribbean compared with the USA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In a recent study published this month (December 2016) in the Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) conducted by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the United States Centre for Disease Control (CDC), it found that the rate of death from cancer is much higher in the Caribbean region than in the United States of America (USA) with triple the population of the Caribbean region.



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