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October 15th, 2019
Burnt 3-year-old airlifted to T&T; Being fed through syringe

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago - 3-year-old Micheal A. Charles, who suffered second-degree burns in a kitchen accident at his family's Virgin Gorda home on Sunday, October 6, 2019, has finally been airlifted to Trinidad and Tobago for further treatment.

October 12th, 2019
New Iris O’Neal Centre likely by end of 2019 - Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) says the wait for a new and improved medical facility on Virgin Gorda may come before the end of 2019, with an assurance that once opened, the new Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre will be furnished at a level surpassing the current one.

October 10th, 2019
UPDATE: GoFundMe launched for severely burnt 3-year-old

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Less than 24 hours after Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) reported on the plight of the Charles family, a GoFundMe account has been created in aid of 3-year-old Micheal A. Charles, who suffered second-degree burns in a kitchen accident at the family's Virgin Gorda home on Sunday, October 6, 2019, and must be air-lifted to Trinidad and Tobago for treatment.

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.

September 28th, 2019
CIBC FirstCaribbean pledges US$1M to SickKids-Caribbean Initiative

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Regional bank, CIBC FirstCaribbean has pledged a further USD$1 million for phase II of the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative (SCI) which focusses on the improvement of outcomes and quality of life for children with cancer and other blood disorders across the region.

July 20th, 2019
Positive T. Nelson hosting first USVI Medical Marijuana Conference

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI – USVI’s Mr Positive T. Nelson, the former senator and current Department of Agriculture commissioner has partnered with a number of agencies to host what is being called the first comprehensive medical marijuana conference, named “CannaVal.

July 15th, 2019
Gov’t prepared to price control unhealthy foods – Hon Carvin Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says that in the fight against the Virgin Islands (VI) declining health, his government is willing to look into price control mechanisms with the private sector in an effort to reduce the cost of healthy food.

July 12th, 2019
NHI struggling with VI health crisis – Hon Carvin Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Noting that the government is now ‘compelled’ to do something about the Virgin Islands (VI) growing health concerns, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has revealed that National Health Insurance (NHI) is struggling in the fight, and the solution now is more health and wellness education in the territory.

July 10th, 2019
Smell & taste; It is ok to buy expired foods - Donald E. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former ’Straight Talk’ radio host and social commentator, Mr Donald E. de Castro has again raised concerns over the amount of global food wastage, including in the Virgin Islands (VI), and has proposed that Virgin Islanders buy more expired goods.

May 27th, 2019
VIP Government to review NHI – Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A government review of National Health Insurance (NHI) is on the way with the aim of improving its reach to benefit of all, amidst the many cries that have been made since its introduction by the former National Democratic Party (NDP) administration.

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