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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 3rd, 2016
Heavy fines set out for NHI non-compliance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Regulations governing the controversial and mandatory National Health Insurance (NHI) were gazetted on December 29, 2015 and set out penalties for non-compliance by employers and employees, which include fines. Those regulations came into operation on January 1, 2016.

December 30th, 2015
NHI registration period extended as 'last minute' crowd bulges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the days count down to Friday January 1, 2016 commencement of the mandatory and controversial National Health Insurance (NHI), the rush was on today December 30, 2015 to get registered at the last minute, resulting in an extension in the registration period up to January 31, 2016.

December 18th, 2015
BVI Recreation Trust workers allege being unpaid for over a month

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some workers of the BVI Recreation Trust are alleging that they have gone unpaid for over a month and said the situation has become extremely frustrating especially now that it is the Christmas season.

October 20th, 2015
BVIEC workers want company to pay 100% of NHI contribution

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There are reports of technical workers of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) seeking to have the company pay their portion of contributions to the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme as it is reported that because of the hazardous nature of their job they want to be considered as high risk employees.

July 15th, 2015
Belle Vue Gym’s power disconnected!

BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI – The Belle Vue Gym has been without power for the past two weeks and this news site has been able to confirm that the lights were disconnected because non-payment of the electricity bill.

June 26th, 2015
UPDATE: It’s game on! Softball games on tonight

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Secretary of the BVI Softball Association Mrs Marietta Flax-Headley has confirmed that the lights have been turned back on at the Softball Field in Road Town and as such the launch of the season and opening games will take place tonight June 26, 2015.

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