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February 10th, 2016
Hon Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull shelves NHI comparative study

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Representative of the Second District Honourable Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull has shelved a study he had announced he was undertaking to compare and contrast the benefits of the National Health Insurance (NHI) as against private insurance coverage.

January 26th, 2016
Was the Bible written for blacks, whites or conservatives?

By Alred C. Frett

Good Governance means holding Government & NHI Accountable:

As we approach the end of the 1st month of 2016, NHI Experiment is underway and we all will be able to assess its function and dysfunction for better or worse… I have been ridiculed for not railing against its arrival but I don’t mind because we should all be fair in our judgment and take time to compare and contrast similar situations before jumping to hasty conclusions – I shall take that time.

January 13th, 2016
NHI should never mean ‘No Help Intended’

By Alred C. Frett

Is NHI as ready to deliver as the Public is to receive?

This is mid-January 2016 and, while I do not agree with the Minister that time for NHI Debate has passed or that it is going smoothly, I do agree that NHI started as scheduled on January 1, 2016… It arrived with both Promises and Threats and even as most of us retain our opinions regarding the pros and cons, both Consumers and Providers will finally be forced to see whether or not it functions.

December 21st, 2015
Rescuing NHI from itself & accepting our own history

By Alred C. Frett

Oops! NHI has come too far to fail so soon:

Rumours that B&F Medical Complex has yet to sign on to NHI may simply be a lapse in journalist delivery by the Media… We thought we would have been the last to sign on but no one’s Memory is so short not to remember that B&F Medical Complex made History by being the first to sign with NHI – even before Government’s own Medical Agencies - Seems they had doubted themselves.

December 8th, 2015
When politicians radicalise the world & saying yes to NHI

Alred C. Frett

As we continue to settle for Injustice:

Everyone is crying out for Peace but no one is crying out for Justice… As Nations wage more Wars, kill more People and waste more lives and opportunities, Leaders meet in search of solutions they dutifully ignore as they create Problems they could easily avoid… Through it all, they remain so fixated on blaming others that they see the wisdom of introspection as a sign of weakness.

November 18th, 2015
Even with NHI BVIHSA will not be able to meet projected expenses – Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Bishop John I. Cline has said that the way the authority is operating at the moment is not sustainable and it could result in either a cut back in services provided or increase the price that the end user pays.

November 10th, 2015
Could high rise in diabetes cases in VI bankrupt NHI?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although there are no statistics available that give a true picture of the amount of people afflicted by diabetes in the Virgin Islands, President of the BVI Diabetes Association Mr Elton Georges CMG, OBE believes, based on the information at hand, that the numbers could be very high and growing, which could adversely affect the economy and the National Health Insurance (NHI) set to come on stream on January 1, 2016.

November 9th, 2015
‘Don’t despair; you will be hearing from us’- Opposition Leader

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has told critics not to “despair” and that the Opposition will be doing its work.

November 5th, 2015
Government can be sued for millions of $$ - Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host and social commentator Edmund G. Maduro said it is in the power of the people to sue the Government of the Virgin Islands for being forced to lose their private insurance, with the coming on stream of the mandatory National Health Insurance (NHI).

November 4th, 2015
People willing to have NHI that is not compulsory - Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The main actor behind the National Health Insurance (NHI) petition, Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru, again made a plug for the insurance scheme to be non-compulsory.

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