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November 28th, 2023
Budget 2024: Health Ministry projected to receive largest budgetary allocation

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The Ministry of Health and Social Development under Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) is projected to receive the largest budgetary allocation in the 2024 Budget, according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

October 28th, 2023
BVI Diabetes Association to host November events for Diabetes Month 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Diabetes Association has announced a series and informative events for November 2023, to mark Diabetes Month as part of activities aimed at raising awareness about diabetes, its prevention, and management, and to support those affected by the chronic condition.

October 21st, 2023
OECS acknowledges healthcare brain drain in region

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Discussions on how to keep healthcare workers from leaving the region, were high on the agenda at the recently concluded Ninth Council of Ministers: Health Meeting which was held back-to-back with the 36th OECS/Pooled Procurement Services (PPS) Policy Board Meeting in the Virgin Islands (VI).

October 10th, 2023
C’bean food portions not conducive to health– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has criticized the Caribbean diet as one that is delicious, yet unhealthy, pointing to the portion sizes as one that is not conducive to good health.

October 7th, 2023
VI to host OECS Health Minister Meeting from Oct 9-12, 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands will be hosting the 36th OECS/Pooled Procurement Service (PPS) Policy Board Meeting and Ninth OECS Council of Health Ministers where Health Ministers and other health personnel from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will participate in the four-day meeting from October 9 to 12, 2023.

October 4th, 2023
No microwaving of breastmilk after refrigeration– Dr Shana-Kay Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Working mothers and parents who may opt to store breastmilk for another time to feed their newborns are being encouraged to never microwave breast milk before feeding it to their babies.

August 19th, 2023
Limited visitation in place for Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital on Sunday Aug 20, 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The administration of Dr. D Orlando Smith Hospital has issued a notice to the public that there will be a temporary disruption in visitation services on Sunday, August 20, 2023, due to scheduled routine maintenance on the hospital's high voltage systems.

August 12th, 2023
Remedial works ongoing @ schools ahead of new term – Hon de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, Honourable Sharie B. de Castro (AL) says remedial works have begun for public schools in the Virgin Islands in anticipation of the 2023-2024 school year.

July 8th, 2023
Healthcare not a cost, but investment in people of VI– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has called for healthcare to be viewed as an investment in the people of the VI and development of the territory, rather than it being viewed as a cost.

June 26th, 2023
Over $700K funding was secured to house VI’s mentally ill– Hon Penn

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI– In light of a spate of recent crimes committed by persons with perceived mental illnesses in the Virgin Islands (VI), Opposition Member Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8), who shadows issues relating to health and social development in the VI, has called for provisions to be made for not only unproductive people suffering from mental illnesses but also productive members of society who face such challenges locally.

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