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June 5th, 2014
Controversial NHI scheme to begin Jan 2015 – Roy Barry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The National Health Insurance scheme should be operational by January 2015 and according to Deputy Director of the Social Security Board Mr Roy Barry, private insurers are set to be on board with it and will be offering options to allow persons to continue their private insurance to supplement what the NHI is offering.

March 29th, 2014
UPDATE: Softball League opens today, March 29

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This year’s Berth ‘Big Man’ Henley Softball League is officially on with an opening ceremony set for today, March 29, 2014 at 4PM at the Old Recreation Ground in Long Bush.

October 17th, 2013
NHI not likely until 3rd Quarter of 2014 – Roy Barry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Director of the Social Security Board and the person with responsibility for the National Health Insurance (NHI) System, Mr Roy Barry, gave indications that the NHI is not likely to be implemented until the third quarter of 2014.

September 17th, 2013
Who will regulate National Health Insurance system?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The question of which body will be responsible for regulating the pending National Health Insurance (NHI) system was raised recently on the Speak Your Mind TV show aired on September 14, 2013.

September 16th, 2013
Untimely payments can deny residents care under NHI – Roy Barry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Persons whose employers fail to make payments under the National Health Insurance (NHI) within a timely manner could be denied treatment at health facilities.

September 13th, 2013
Gov’t to subsidise health programme forever – Roy Barry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Government is expected to forever subsidise the pending National Health Insurance programme. This is according to Deputy Director of the BVI Social Security Board, Mr Roy Barry.

September 13th, 2013
VIVA makes Volleyball donation to P.E. teachers!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Volleyball Association (VIVA) served up a donation of volleyball equipment to Physical Education teachers from the public school system on Thursday September 12, 2013.

September 12th, 2013
Patients to be monitored for fraud under NHI - Barry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Steps are being taken to prevent patients taking advantage of the medical system in any fraudulent way once the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme comes into being. This is according to Deputy Director of the Social Security Board, Mr Roy Barry.

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.

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.”

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