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May 9th, 2016
Avoiding NHI's collapse by putting patients first

By Alred C. Frett

Moving from Foolishness to Possibilities:

We have finally exited April; a Special Month - not just because it is All Fools Month but because this should have been the Month of Free and Fair VI Elections that could have forestalled those damages we have seen done over the past 10-months… Even those steeped in denial have now become concerned that Leaders are unable to show real accomplishments in the People’s interest.

March 3rd, 2016
Negative impacts of NHI already seen– Nagico MD Shan Mohamed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Managing Director of Nagico Insurances Mr Shan Mohamed believes that it is yet too early to properly assess the true impact of the National Health Insurance scheme on the insurance sector.

November 19th, 2015
‘Visitors burden our health care system’ - Winston E. Nibbs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The territory’s medical services and facilities for health care are being unduly burdened by the influx of foreigners to the detriment of Virgin Islanders.

November 18th, 2015
Even with NHI BVIHSA will not be able to meet projected expenses – Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline has said that the way the authority is operating at the moment is not sustainable and it could result in either a cut back in services provided or increase the price that the end user pays.

July 14th, 2015
‘Why can’t we give free health & education like Cuba?’ asks Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host and commentator Edmund G. Maduro has asked the question why a territory so well off as this one does not provide more for its people in terms of education and health care.

June 6th, 2015
'What the NDP doing to the people over water is wickedness'- Hon Fraser

CAPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) and incumbent Third District candidate, Honourable Julian Fraser RA described as wickedness on the part of the National Democratic Party (NDP) that persons cannot get water when they want to take a bath.

May 16th, 2015
‘Healthcare, jobs priorities for JVD’ – Rajah A. Smith

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Virgin Islands Party candidate for the Second District, Rajah A. Smith is determined to hit the ground running following the elections of June 8, 2015 as he said if he is elected he would immediately begin to tackle issues such as healthcare and employment as priority areas on the island.

December 28th, 2014
‘People paying for healthcare with land’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro said that some people in the Virgin Islands are resorting to swapping lands they own to meet the exorbitant cost of medical care.

December 19th, 2014
‘Healthcare in the VI should be free!’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio show host Edmund G. Maduro has denounced what he said were plans to raise fees at the Peebles Hospital and believes that like Cuba, provision of healthcare and medical services in the Virgin Islands should be absolutely free.

August 8th, 2014
This Week We Feature Young Professional Tichina A. Penn

By Nikolai J. Earle

Meet the aspiring registered nurse Tichina A. Penn, our Young Professional for this week. She wants to make a difference in the lives of not only those born in the Virgin Islands but those who are visiting and residing here from other countries.



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