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October 29th, 2018
Ronald E. Georges In! Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch Out! as BVIHSA CEO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: Under pressure for their history and legacy of not hiring locals for top jobs, the National Democratic Party (NDP) through its Cabinet has appointed local medical specialist Dr Ronald E. Georges as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority.

February 26th, 2018
6 months to look for job! Peebles Hospital security told

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), the statutory body that runs all public health services, is facing many financial challenges among other issues.

January 31st, 2018
Peebles Hospital 'feeling the heat' as AC Units malfunction

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The public and members of staff at Peebles Hospital have voiced some concerns about the heat in sections of the hospital.

January 15th, 2018
High cost of living, no housing discouraging nurses from VI- Hodge-Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has been hit by an exodus of nurses since Hurricane Irma in September 2017 and is finding it challenging to swiftly recruit others.

December 21st, 2017
'Don’t always wait for ambulance' – Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) has welcomed the addition of two new ambulances to the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) but stressed that more importantly persons should place emphasis on getting the sick to access needed health care should no ambulance be available at any given time.

June 5th, 2017
108 Epilepsy emergency cases @ Peebles Hospital in past 5 years - CEO

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The significance of having an EEG machine and the requisite expertise to effectively use it were brought out by Chief Executive Officer of Peebles Hospital Ms Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch, when noting that some 108 persons were admitted to the hospital over the past five years for Epilepsy.

March 15th, 2017
BVIHSA ambulances @ shelf life; Over $1.5M to accredit hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- While testifying before the House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee as it deliberated the 2017 Budget, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority Mrs Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch told the body there are only two ambulances on Tortola.

February 21st, 2017
Day 2: Hospital sickout/strike continues!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was our newsroom that was first to accurately report that some ten doctors, both locals and expatriates, were on an official sick-out that began around 9:00 AM on February 20, 2017.

October 14th, 2016
New BVIHSA CEO Trinidadian Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch arrives!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial appointment of fired Trinidad and Tobago Health professional Mrs Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch as the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is proceeding.

September 7th, 2016
‘Are VIslanders only good to cast votes?’- Radio caller asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Several callers to the Speak Out BVI Talk Show with Doug Wheatley on Tuesday September 6, 2016 were not happy with the latest announcement that a Trinidadian was chosen over a Virgin Islander to be the new boss of the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) because she was the most qualified.

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