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June 19th, 2018
NHI spends more than it earns

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Democratic Party (NDP) under Premier, Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), in January 2016, introduced a National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, aimed in part, at providing increased and equitable access to medical services for those in the Territory, but its less than anticipated returns has now seen the government agency actively reconsidering paying for some of its services offered.

July 26th, 2013
UPDATE: Get rid of ‘Governor in Council’– R.T. O’Neal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Looking through the ordinance, Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE has stressed it is time the term ‘Governor in Council’ be removed from the Ordinance of the Virgin Islands.

February 27th, 2013
Govt should raise quality of health care before bringing NHI - RT residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I have a problem giving up my health insurance that covers me wherever I go, to be stuck with this ‘thing’ subjected to the local facility that you have here that is not capable of providing proper healthcare for the population... I would like to have some choices with my money.”

February 25th, 2013
Women to foot bill for overseas births under NHI – Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Pregnant women in the Virgin Islands with hopes of having their babies delivered in hospitals overseas in places such as St Thomas or Florida may have to foot the bill themselves or use an alternative insurance provider once the mandatory National Health Insurance (NHI) Programme comes on stream later this year.

February 2nd, 2012
Big shake up in Public Service Commission

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word just into Virgin Islands News Online is that there has been a big shake up on the powerful Public Service Commission (PSC) where long time Chairwoman Antoinette Skelton’s tenure will not be renewed and she is in her last weeks on the Commission. It is unclear why her services are no longer needed.

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