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April 10th, 2020
US Gov’t authorities seize COVID-19 items destined for VI

MIAMI, Florida, USA- Word just reaching our news centre from multiple sources familiar with the issue, is that yesterday, Thursday, April 9, 2020, United States Customs and Border Protection seized some medical items, including masks, gloves, medication and other COVID-19 related supplies, ordered by the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA).

March 5th, 2020
CIBC splits $39.2K raised from cancer walk between BVI Cancer Society & BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2019 ‘Walk for the Cure’ saw the event raising some $39,200.00 and the funds have since been donated to the BVI Cancer Society and the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), putting them both in a stronger position to fight the disease that claimed the lives of 9.6 million persons worldwide in 2018 alone.

February 28th, 2020
Gov't 'beefing up' ports of entry with quarantine areas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Heightened screening of persons entering the Territory due to the Novel Coronavirus epidemic will see ports of entry across the Virgin Islands being outfitted with new isolation areas.

January 20th, 2020
Dr Rawle R. Hannibal loses court appeal against BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Political figure and businessman Dr Rawle R. Hannibal recently suffered another loss in his civil suit against the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) for medical negligence.

January 3rd, 2020
VI welcomed 2 baby girls on New Year's Day 2020

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - On January 1, 2020, the Virgin Islands (VI) welcomed two new bundles of joy, both of whom were baby girls, a release from the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) said.

October 24th, 2019
Peebles Hospital accused of slothful hiring process

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The nation's premier public hospital facility, the Peebles Hospital has been accused of having a slothful hiring process by an alleged prospect employee, Jessica Penn, who took to social media to lambast the institution for never calling her back after indicating that she was hired.

July 11th, 2019
3D Breast Imaging increases rate of Cancer detection

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is offering 3D Mammography to aid in the early detection of breast cancer.

May 14th, 2019
'High risk' VI implementing border control measures for measles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With global measles cases soaring in places like the United States, Latin America and Europe, local health authorities have been on the alert and encouraging the populace to get vaccinated as a matter of priority.

May 13th, 2019
First Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) inserted @ Peebles Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An important step in healthcare in the Territory was made on April 18, 2019 when for the first time ever an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) was inserted on a patient at Peebles Hospital.

May 6th, 2019
VI residents urged to save lives by cleaning their hands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands residents are urged to keep their hands clean at all times as the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) promotes Hand Hygiene Day observed on May 6, 2019.

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