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June 14th, 2023
'Men still uncomfortable discussing their problems openly'- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- From Monday, June 12 to Sunday, June 18, 2023, the Virgin Islands (VI) will be observing Men’s Mental Health Week, with the aims of prioritising Men’s health, encouraging them to seek preventive care, and engaging in conversations about important health issues. This is according to Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9).

May 27th, 2023
Hon Rymer Launches monthly mobile clinic in D5

HUNTUMS GHUT, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands (VI) Minister for Communications and Works, Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) along with the committee to Keep District 5 Alive, have officially launched the 5th District’s Mobile Clinic today, May 27, 2023.

May 24th, 2023
Engagements started for solutions @ NHI under new Gov’t– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Second-term legislator Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), now the Minister for Health and Social Development, says he is eager to chart the course where upgrades or refinements are required within the Ministry, Departments, Units, and Boards that are under his responsibility.

May 23rd, 2023
Significant funding pledged for US Territories: Health & Education to benefit


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. John, USVI - The US Virgin Islands, along with other Insular Areas, will benefit from a generous funding allocation as the US Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs announced on Monday, May 23, 2023, in grants to the tune of $4,279,808 for the fiscal year 2023.

May 10th, 2023
US making it ‘very difficult’ for VI to attract & keep healthcare talent- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– While not a new challenge, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says one way to retain and attract healthcare workers in the VI is for the territory to start encouraging some of its own people to return home and make the sacrifice.

February 2nd, 2023
Rotary Tortola & BVI Diabetes Association launch ‘lose to win’ 2023 fundraiser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Rotary Club of Tortola and the BVI Diabetes Association have kick-started their Lose to Win 12-week challenge in remembrance of M. Elton Georges, a past president of the two organisations.

January 19th, 2023
UK’s narrative paints VI as ‘a lawless town’ to suspend constitution– Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Opposition Member Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says the United Kingdom (UK) continues to push a narrative that the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) is lawless and warrants a suspension of the local constitution to bring law and order. This, according to Hon Malone, is not the right approach.

January 5th, 2023
Fake COVID-19 circular ‘did not come from BVI Gov’t’- Dr Ronald E. Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronald E. Georges has advised against a fake circular on an XBB variant of the COVID-19 virus, where persons have been advised to wear a mask over an alleged new variant of the COVID-Omicron XBB considered deadly and not easy to detect correctly.

November 17th, 2022
Hold Gov’t 'accountable' rather than just 'complain'– Cromwell Smith

BAUGHERS BAY, TORTOLA, VI – Talkshow host and activist Mr Cromwell Smith has called on the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to take concrete steps to hold the government accountable rather than just complain about issues.

October 26th, 2022
Each of the main VI islands should have multiple ambulances– Hon Flax-Charles

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI– Following the complaints of a local calypsonian about the transfer of an ambulance from Virgin Gorda (VG) to Tortola over the weekend, At-Large representative in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles says each of the main islands in the territory should have multiple ambulances.

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