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October 1st, 2019
VI joins world health leaders to set priorities in the Americas

WASHINGTON DC, USA- Virgin Islands (VI) Health Minister Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) and Chief Medical Officer, Dr Irad Potter join hundreds of world health leaders to discuss priorities at the Pan American Health World Health Organization (PAHO) 57th Directing Council.

January 12th, 2018
Lack of accountability & transparency in Gov't hurting society- Dr Irad Potter

ROAD TOWN Tortola VI - A senior public servant has lamented the lack of accountability and transparency in Government, saying their absence is hurting the Territory.

January 11th, 2018
Peebles Hospital 'cruel', refused patients from private hospital- Nurse

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A nurse from the private health facility, Bougainvillea Clinic Limited, has slammed Peebles Hospital for allegedly refusing to accept patients from the private clinic post Hurricane Irma and that he was treated with disregard as a health professional by Peebles Hospital staff.

October 16th, 2014
VI ports Ebola watch on – Govt responds to residents’ concerns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following public outcries which were brought to the fore by this news site calling on the Health Care sectors of the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) to take proactive measures against the possibility of the dreaded Ebola disease slipping into the Territory, a response was made public yesterday October 15, 2014.

February 8th, 2014
Bulldogs win sets up game 5 in EE/LL bball league finals

BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI – The Nottingham Bulldogs pulled off a thrilling win against 49th Street in a do-or-die game four of the Dr Irad Potter Basketball Christmas League Championships last evening, February 7, 2014 to set up a deciding game five.

January 16th, 2014
UPDATE: Defending Champions beaten in first game of Play Offs!

BELLE VUE, Tortola, VI – The Divisional Play Offs began last night Wednesday January 15, 2014, in the 7th/8th District Dr. Irad Potter Christmas League, in the Gym at Belle Vue with a shocking defeat for the defending Champions, Nuttin Nyce.

September 11th, 2013
NHI healthcare would not be rationed - Dr Irad Potter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Healthcare referrals for patients requesting overseas treatment will be done on the basis of what is needed and will not be rationed. This is according to Chief Medical Officer, Dr Irad Potter who is also the Chairman of the steering committee of the proposed National Health Insurance scheme in the Virgin Islands.

January 28th, 2013
National Health Insurance roll-out seeks input; sets record straight

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI – Proponents of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Programme began a roll-out of community outreaches with various communities around the Territory, which included the Cane Garden Bay area last Thursday, January 24, 2013.

January 26th, 2013
Interactive Community Meeting on Jan. 29 in Carrot Bay to Discuss NHI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public is invited to learn more about the National Health Insurance through a series of interactive community meetings, conducted by the National Health Insurance Steering Committee in preparation for the introduction and implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI).

January 2nd, 2013
Survey indicates children sexually active at age 9- Dr. Irad Potter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Children in the Virgin Islands are reportedly sexually active as young as 9 years of age, according to information coming out of the Standing Finance Committee (SFC)deliberations over the 2013 National Budget.

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