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January 16th, 2020
Computer & phones allegedly hacked @ Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the computer systems at the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital and by extension, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) were hacked which resulted in the hospital suffering from some system downtime and interruptions in its delivery of service to the general public.

October 30th, 2019
Peebles Hospital signage change likely to cost over $100K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The signage to reflect the renaming of the Peebles Hospital to the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital is estimated to cost upwards of $100, 000, according to officials from the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA).

October 2nd, 2019
VI has nothing to fear about release of 'sterile' male mosquitoes in USVI- Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) make moves to control its mosquito population through the release of sterile male mosquitoes as a form of pest control, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), Dr Ronald E. Georges says the Virgin Islands has nothing to fear.

May 14th, 2019
'High risk' VI implementing border control measures for measles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With global measles cases soaring in places like the United States, Latin America and Europe, local health authorities have been on the alert and encouraging the populace to get vaccinated as a matter of priority.

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.

May 21st, 2018
Ministry Of Health receives Telecommunications Kit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Health Disaster Coordinator, Dr Ronald E. Georges received a communications kit today to support efforts towards the re-establishment of the health sector’s emergency telecommunications network.

September 5th, 2016
Fired T&T health boss Paula Chester-Cumberbatch new CEO of BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom is that the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) is Trinidadian Paula Chester-Cumberbatch.

August 5th, 2016
How many more Zika infected persons slipped into VI?– Resident asks

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Following the recent revelation that self-proclaimed dancehall king Beenie Man, born Moses Davis, was allowed in the Virgin Islands despite being infected with the Zika virus, many are now asking how many others may have entered the territory with the virus.

July 26th, 2016
UPDATE: No confirmed cases of Zika in VI- Ronald E. Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following our story published on Monday July 25, 2016 that there have been unconfirmed reports of persons with Zika virus in the Virgin Islands, the Ministry of Health and Social Development has responded by “reassuring” the community that there are no confirmed cases of Zika in the territory.

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