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At last! Sister islands to get regular doctor’s presence

- Anegada will have a doctor available 3 to 4 days a week; JvD to get similar service within a month's time
The sister islands of Jost van Dyke and Anegada will be benefitting from a regular doctor's presence, a critical sevice that past administrations have failed to address. Photo: Internet Source
Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1), at a press conference on May 26, 2021, said he was ‘happy to report” that commencing tomorrow, Friday, May 28 2021, the doctor will be on the far-flung island of Anegada. Photo: VINO/File
Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1), at a press conference on May 26, 2021, said he was ‘happy to report” that commencing tomorrow, Friday, May 28 2021, the doctor will be on the far-flung island of Anegada. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said residents on Anegada and Jost van Dyke would soon benefit from the critical service of a regular doctor stationed there.

The Premier, at a press conference on May 26, 2021, said he was ‘happy to report” that commencing tomorrow, Friday, May 28 2021, the doctor will be on the far-flung island of Anegada.

This he said the “24-hour service” will be for between three to four days at first.

“We intend to make sure that this continues for the seven days in the week, but this is a good start as this is something that most administrations had found a challenge to make sure that they fulfil,” he said.

JVD to have doctor too

The Premier also said that within a month's time a regular doctor will be available on Jost van Dyke.

He said it was high time that the sister islands benefit from a doctor.

“It is indeed a step in the right direction. For years, through successive administrations, our sister islands have been without the regular services of a doctor on island. Your government has taken the decisive step to correct this situation.”

He added that this was ‘good news” for the residents of these islands who have often felt neglected and would have to travel to Tortola to see a doctor.

“Your government continues to try to stretch our limited resources to make sure the needs of our people are taken care of during this worse pandemic during the last 100 years and to balance lives and livelihoods,” he added.

6 Responses to “At last! Sister islands to get regular doctor’s presence”

  • Vaxed but magnet sticking to my arm (27/05/2021, 08:59) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Need someone to explain this to me ? Getting paranoid ^
  • about time (27/05/2021, 09:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    if barges and bodyguards could've be afforded then go right ahead
  • Richie (27/05/2021, 09:13) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Good news is always welcomed no matter how late. Hopefully their presence could become round-the-clock and permanent.
  • Too positive (27/05/2021, 09:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awww this too positive and not ghetto enough to trend. Let this had said opposite and you’ll be hearing from sour bitter people. Things takes time Especially something like this - Nevertheless it’s come to pass. Thank you Hon. Vincent Wheathey and Minister Hon. Carvin Malone with the support of the BVI Government
  • Ghost (27/05/2021, 11:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    “He said it was high time that the sister islands benefit from a doctor”... I couldn’t have said this better myself .. this is Great news!. Continuity of medical care is so needed on these outer islands.. I applaud you and your team Hon. Premier..Blessings..
  • the rock (27/05/2021, 14:02) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Priorities priorities, if we could put a badge to watch the bvi 24/7 putting a doctor on our outer islands should of been a breeze, noe let's ge them proper equipment to work with!


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