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May 20th, 2019
VI residents urged to utilise 'dreaded' Sargassum seaweed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being urged to utilise the Sargassum seaweed that washes up along the Territory’s shorelines, given its many environmental benefits.

May 19th, 2019
CIL Health & Wellness Expo 2019 set for Sat May, 25

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – With the health of the Virgin Islands (VI) in focus, Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) will stage its 4th annual Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town, Tortola.

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.

May 10th, 2019
‘VI healthcare too costly & unsustainable’ - Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Talk show personality Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju En Ka', who hosts ‘Umoja’, Thursday nights on ZBVI 780 AM, says healthcare in the Virgin Islands (VI) has become too costly and as a result government spending in the sector has become unsustainable.

April 25th, 2019
Measles outbreak may cause concern in VI – Hon Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With a report from the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stating that from January 1 to March 28, 2019, 387 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 15 states, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone says these troubling stats may cause concern to local residents.

April 20th, 2019
Measles on the rise; Authorities blame vaccine hesitation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Virgin Islands (VI) prepare to observe Vaccination Week 2019, residents are being cautioned of the risks involved with vaccine hesitancy as measles is making comeback on the global scale.

April 18th, 2019
VI Medical Tourism unfeasible now - Dr Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Dr Heskeith Vanterpool, owner of the Bougainvillea Clinic, a private hospital in the Capital City, Road Town, is of the view that while there was much talk of medical tourism under the previous National Democratic Party (NDP) administration, it is unfeasible for the Virgin Islands (VI) at this time.

April 16th, 2019
Peebles slothful at inking collab with Bougainvillea Clinic

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands’ (VI) first private hospital, the Bougainvillea Clinic, just 6 months after operating their Cat Lab, is seeing major success with patients accessing the service locally.

February 13th, 2019
New Iris O’Neal Health Centre ready for handing over!

NORTH SOUND, Tortola, VI - In less than a weeks’ time, contractors will be handing over the new Iris O’Neal Health Centre to the government of the day, bringing them closer to eliminating the need to rush certain cases by air or sea to the territory’s main hospital on Tortola.

January 11th, 2019
Peebles Hospital to be renamed in honour of Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Most historians and residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) will remember Premier, Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith’s (AL) political legacy as one of corruption allegations and the split of the National Democratic Party (NDP)—a party he co-founded—into two.

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