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January 10th, 2019
Hon Ronnie W. Skelton admits, mistakes but won’t be led by another

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM), Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), believes even though many believe he was too tight with the Territory’s finances and has made mistakes, he is still the best person to lead the Virgin Islands (VI) into the future.

June 19th, 2018
NHI spends more than it earns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) under Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), in January 2016, introduced a National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, aimed in part, at providing increased and equitable access to medical services for those in the Territory, but its less than anticipated returns has now seen the government agency actively reconsidering paying for some of its services offered.

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).

May 26th, 2016
Cedar School blames NHI for fees increase

KINGSTON, Tortola, VI - The Cedar International School has upped its tuition fees and has said that the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) was key in making this decision.

February 18th, 2016
Governor, FCO misrepresenting Queen's authority – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former member of the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group Edmund G. Maduro has accused Governor John S. Duncan OBE of corrupting the process of getting a petition on behalf of the people to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and accused the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office of abusing and disgracing the authority of Her Majesty.

February 1st, 2016
NHI registration ongoing beyond Jan 31, 2016 deadline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In the absence of any formal announcement of an extension to the previously announced deadline of January 31, 2016, the National Health Insurance (NHI) office today February 1, 2016 continued registering and photographing persons for their health coverage cards.

January 28th, 2016
Police called in @ SSB Office as fight breaks out

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the new deadline approaches for persons to register for National Health Insurance, the tension escalated today January 28, 2016 to the point where ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force had to be called in at the Joshua S. Smith Building in Road Town to keep the crowd under control.

January 15th, 2016
‘Focus on prevention rather than cure’ – Donald E. De Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host and social commentator Donald E. de Castro is concerned that the government’s health thrust seems to be focused on looking after people after they become sick rather than preventing them from becoming sick.

January 12th, 2016
‘I will be speaking out soon on NHI’ – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The main actor behind the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group, Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru, said that within the coming days, he will say what measures the Group plans to take now that the National Health Insurance (NHI) has gone ahead without any of the requested changes made as per a petition the Group had submitted on October 13, 2015.

January 7th, 2016
'NHI aims to pay for Govt's Peebles Hospital mistakes'– Alred C. Frett

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the National Health Insurance (NHI) takes off in the territory, the owner of B&F Medical Alred C. Frett still has a number of reservations with regards to how the controversial new mandatory health insurance scheme is being implemented.

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