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February 10th, 2020
Seventh-day Adventists a shining light for health & wellness @ Alexandrina Maduro Primary School

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Spreading the NEWSTART mentality, the Lay Institute of Global Health Training (LIGHT)- British Virgin Islands (BVI) Chapter of the world wide Seventh-day Adventist Church is passing along the message of health and wellness.

January 29th, 2020
VI Quarantine Authority activated in response to Coronavirus

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The local Quarantine Authority in the Virgin Islands (VI) has been activated as a precautionary measure in response to the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak happening in China, with cases confirmed in other counties like Japan, Taiwan, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, the US, and France.

December 11th, 2019
VI seeing increase in reported dengue cases

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Government Epidemiologist Harmony Brewley has warned that the Virgin Islands (VI) is seeing an increase in the reported cases of dengue, a worrying trend she said since people are not doing enough to protect against mosquito bites.

December 9th, 2019
Health authorities cite decline in Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) has seen a decline in cases of Hand, Food and Mouth Disease, according to local Epidemiologist with the Virgin Islands Government, Ms Harmony Brewley; however, she said active transmission of the virus is still prevalent.

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.

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