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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.

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.

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