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October 11th, 2017
'Send expat looters home' - Hon Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After category 5 hurricane Irma ravaged the territory on September 6, 2017, expatriates and locals were involved in looting of numerous businesses throughout the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 7th, 2016
Social Dev Dept will offer free housing in Domestic Violence cases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the increase in cases of domestic violence most often men abusing women both physically and verbally, the Social Development Department told the House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee that it provides housing for victims, including their children free, of cost.

January 29th, 2016
Establishments failing to post 'No Smoking' signs will be fined – Hon Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton has promised to get tough on hospitality businesses that do not display no smoking signs or that allow patrons to smoke on the premises.

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 5th, 2016
NHI frustrations still high; Some persons still cannot access cards

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the crowd at the Joshua J. Smith Building was visibly smaller than it was at the end of last year, there are still a large number of dissatisfied persons who have expressed frustration at the process of waiting to be registered with the National Health Insurance (NHI) and waiting to collect their card.

November 12th, 2015
NHI should reimburse for natural medicine – Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show personality Donald E. de Castro made a plug for the National Health Insurance (NHI) to take into consideration persons who believe in natural cures and alternative medicines and allow for the scheme to reimburse persons who use these means to stay healthy at a much cheaper cost than mainstream medicine.

July 15th, 2015
Hon Skelton dismisses cruise pier detractors!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton said that the progress the territory has made in the tourism, including the controversial cruise pier development, has not been without challenges and detractors.

June 16th, 2015
'Mitch' will be listened to - Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Returned Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton on Saturday June 13, 2015 thanked the people of the Second District for supporting overwhelmingly the National Democratic Party and its candidate Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull who steamrolled his way to a seat in the House of Assembly.

June 8th, 2015
Bed stricken woman claims discrimination from Gov't

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – A Baughers Bay family is appealing for help to fix their run-down apartment before it literally caves in on them as chunks of concrete constantly fall from the roof when it rains heavily or when the place gets extremely hot.

May 14th, 2015
‘Say what you did with your money' – Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

CAPOONS BAY, Tortola, VI – At Large candidate for the National Democratic Party (NDP) and Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton challenged Opposition representatives of districts to say whether the Government gives them money for projects in their districts.



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