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February 8th, 2018
Hurricane debris will be shipped out the Territory- Hon Skelton

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- The issue of the tonnes of debris piling up in the Territory was addressed when Minister of Health and Social Development, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), made his remarks at the Second District consultation meeting on the Recovery and Development Plan, on the evening of Tuesday February 6, 2018 at the Cane Garden Bay Methodist Church.

February 7th, 2018
‘It’s a little difficult fixing the graveyards & all the roofs damaged’- Hon Skelton

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- The dead will have to wait a little while longer for their resting places to be fixed as Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) is focused on getting the many damaged homes and apartment buildings repaired before the next hurricane season is upon us.

December 26th, 2017
Banks telling people foolishness- Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) has blasted banks in the Virgin Islands for what he called “asking them [residents] to do all sort of foolish things that doesn’t make any sense and putting people through additional expenses” following damages to their properties by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September.

December 22nd, 2017
$15M to help repair homes - Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents of the territory have been given the assurance that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government has monies set aside, $15M, to lend persons in need to repair their homes.

December 21st, 2017
'Don’t always wait for ambulance' – Hon Ronnie W. Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton (AL) has welcomed the addition of two new ambulances to the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) but stressed that more importantly persons should place emphasis on getting the sick to access needed health care should no ambulance be available at any given time.

November 21st, 2017
'Dr Smith is ill prepared for Finance portfolio'- John I Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In another bombshell statement from a National Democratic Party (NDP) member, Bishop John I. Cline has told an online radio station that Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) is not capable of running the Finance Ministry portfolio and "only his pride have him holding on to it."

August 21st, 2017
Hons Skelton & Pickering best suited to lead VI – Claude O. Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “Is Dr Smith’s successor sitting among those senior cabinet members?” was the question put recently to Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline by the host of JTV CH 55 “Big Story”, Peta-Gay Coombs to which he give a first-time heard assessment as to who in his mind is best fitted for the Premiership of the Virgin Islands (UK), replacing Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL).

April 26th, 2017
Health Minister salutes sacked BVIHSA Chairman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – At a simple ceremony last Friday, April 21, 2017 at Peebles Hospital in Road Town, sacked Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline was made to stand and take a bow and the audience filled the room with a loud round of applause.

March 2nd, 2017
It’s ‘crazy’ that banks don’t accept NHI card as ID- Hon Skelton

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A concern that members of the public have raised before- banks refusing to accept a National Health Insurance (NHI) card as a form of identification- was brought to the House of Assembly on March 1, 2017 by Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL).

January 9th, 2017
‘John I. Cline must resign as Chairman of BVIHSA Board’- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom has been staking out the Government Headquarters in Road Town today January 9, 2017 for a bombshell announcement as the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration continues their tribal infighting.





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