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June 2nd, 2016
New radio talk show ‘Things to Talk’ comes on air

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Editor in Chief of the BVI Beacon Freeman Rogers said while the media landscape in the Virgin Islands is fraught with issues of access to information, when placed in an international context the media here is basically free to report what it wants.

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.

December 31st, 2015
UPDATE: NHI going ahead as is! Petition group to up the ante – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Main agitator behind the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru blasted Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith's response to their petition and cover letter as unsatisfactory and vague.

December 17th, 2015
Sowande blasts source that leaked NHI activist group info to VINO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Lead actor behind the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru has blasted a source within his action group following the publication of an article which exposed an apparent rift within the group with regards to sending a letter of complaint to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

December 2nd, 2015
‘Still no updates on NHI Petition’ – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The main person behind the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru is hopeful that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government takes the group's recommendations for the National Health Insurance (NHI) seriously and makes the changes as necessary, even as a committee currently examines the proposals.

October 30th, 2015
‘No one can penalise us for speaking out on NHI’ – Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Talk show host Edmund G. Maduro has declared that no one can penalise him or the other persons on the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group as their rights are protected not only by the Constitution of the Virgin Islands but also the International Declaration of Human Rights.

October 16th, 2015
'Not a peek from the Opposition on NHI' - Winston E. Nibbs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Guest on Tuesday night's October 13, 2015 Speak Out BVI radio talk show Winston E. Nibbs aka La Fontey called out members of the Opposition over their silence with regard to the National Health Insurance (NHI) debate.

October 14th, 2015
‘We’re not going to hide behind blogs’ – Winston E. Nibbs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands talk show regular Winston E. Nibbs aka La Fontey said he and the rest of the persons who were part of the delegation to the Premier on the National Health Insurance (NHI) petition are not going to hide behind blogs but be out in the open as they wage their battle.

October 13th, 2015
Premier Smith meets NHI petitioners in 'good natured' exchange

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith has kept his word and met with the National Health Insurance (NHI) petitioners in an attempt to iron out perceived kinks in the mandatory health coverage scheme.

October 12th, 2015
Premier Smith to meet with NHI petitioners tomorrow!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith will be meeting with National Health Insurance (NHI) petitioners at his office tomorrow October 13, 2015 at 10:00 am, according to members of the NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents’ Group Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru and Edmund G. Maduro.



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