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May 30th, 2019
Parents in VI urged to prepare for Hurricane Season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- All parents and guardians are reminded to make the necessary preparations to safeguard their children this Hurricane Season.

May 13th, 2019
UPDATE: Mr & Ms Senior BVI 2019 winners also copped Best Talent

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- When six seniors of the Virgin Islands, two at the peak age of 81, took to the stage in a well contested pageant, they proved the biblical reading, “I can do all things…” and the popular saying, “Age is just a number.”

March 8th, 2019
‘Momo’ gets flagged by VI’s child protective services

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Social Development Department of the Virgin Islands (VI) is warning parents and guardians to be vigilant with their children with too much screen time, particularly watching YouTube, in light of a suicide game reportedly disguised as innocent children programming.

April 24th, 2018
SDD decorates portion of dual carriageway median for Child Abuse Awareness Month

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - If you happened to pass in the area of the James Walter Francis Drive Dual Carriageway today, April 24, 2018, you would have noticed the small portion of decoration placed there by the Social Development Department (SDD) to celebrate April as Child Abuse Month.

May 1st, 2017
Saluting a centenarian jewel, Christalia Gibbs-Hodge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The month of May is designated as Senior Citizens' Month, and the theme this year is Age Out Loud, which is intended to give aging a new voice- one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say about aging.

November 26th, 2016
5th Annual Clash of the Carolers slated for December 11

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Social Development Department is announcing its fifth annual ‘Clash of the Carolers’ slated for Sunday, December 11.

November 4th, 2016
We have done a poor job @ social development- Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Host of the Things to Talk radio programme, Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru believes not enough has been done in the area of social development in the Virgin Islands.

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.

February 4th, 2015
'Social Development Dept under-resourced' – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – President of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru believes that the Social Development Department must take the lead in helping the troubled youths of today but noted that the department cannot do so, since it is under-resourced.

December 12th, 2013
Too many youth turning to violence – Arliene T. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - To end the “16 days of Activism against Violence” on December 10, 2013 the Ministry of Health and Social Development, through the Office of Gender Affairs, joined the rest of the world in observing International Human Rights Day.

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