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July 4th, 2020
NHI has potential to bankrupt the territory- Premier Fahie

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has echoed concerns raised by Minister for Labour, Immigration and Natural Resources, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) that the National Health Insurance (NHI), if not reviewed, has the potential to bankrupt the territory.

July 3rd, 2020
Companies not paying NHI should 'stop taking it out pay cheques' - Hon Turnbull

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Calling for the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme, controversially implemented in 2016, to be funded properly for it to work for the people of the Virgin Islands (VI), Second District Representative and Opposition Member, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull said some local companies continue to deduct monies from employees' salaries; however, they do not pay over the funds.

June 10th, 2020
Many ineligible for COVID-19 assistance for not paying SS & NHI- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), who has responsibility for Social Security, said many persons did not meet the eligibility criteria for government assistance because their contributions to Social Security, National Health Insurance (NHI) and Inland Revenue were lagging behind.

February 2nd, 2020
We must fix NHI together before it’s too late for us

Alred C. Frett

Sometimes we need to speak Truth to Power:

This goes for Family, Friends, You and Everybody including Enemies who would like me to be passive and ‘go along to get along’… We are only where we are because some persons chose to be different… Not because it was easy but because it promoted, the goodness in man and they saw it as necessary – We all have roles to play and you may be one such person without even knowing.

January 27th, 2020
'Hard decisions' have to be made on NHI - Hon Carvin Malone

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The National Health Insurance (NHI), controversially implemented by the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) administration in 2016, is on the brink of a serious overhaul, as the subject Minister has hinted a “war” on the policy.

January 14th, 2020
A few facts about NHI before becoming hooked on lies

Alred C. Frett

As it was in the Beginning…:

As we enter the Year 2020, the very name suggests a clear vision of what is before us but the past years have taught us that even good things turn bad and, whether natural or man-made disasters; hurricanes, earthquakes, cancer or asthma, we are seeing crises like never before… Today’s children are now as affected as their grandparents and we truly need a policy of putting health first.

December 9th, 2019
NHI needs policy change to facilitate transplantation – Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A passionate and emotional plea has been made for the National Health Insurance (NHI) policy to be tweaked to incorporate coverage for persons undergoing transplantation, especially in the area of kidney transplantation.

July 12th, 2019
NHI struggling with VI health crisis – Hon Carvin Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Noting that the government is now ‘compelled’ to do something about the Virgin Islands (VI) growing health concerns, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has revealed that National Health Insurance (NHI) is struggling in the fight, and the solution now is more health and wellness education in the territory.

May 27th, 2019
VIP Government to review NHI – Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A government review of National Health Insurance (NHI) is on the way with the aim of improving its reach to benefit of all, amidst the many cries that have been made since its introduction by the former National Democratic Party (NDP) administration.

January 10th, 2018
Using BVI-NPI to rescue us from non-functional insurers

Alred C. Frett

Crawling or Stepping into the New Year:

A brand-new year but the old wounds linger - With no New Year Fireworks in the Road Harbour, our National Hero, Noel Lloyd, lying broken and prostrate in a desolate and powerless Park and so many signs that our People still need all the help they can get, it is a glimmer of positivity to be told that some of the Easements we said would aid in the recovery of our Territory have finally been granted.

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