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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.

October 11th, 2022
Mold continues to rock Road Town Police Station

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) celebrates Police Week 2022, word reaching our newsroom from many officers is that all is not well.

September 24th, 2022
Local Depression under spotlight with workshops planned

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ministry of Health and Social Development will embark on the training of clinicians, caregivers and other healthcare workers as well as members of the public on the signs and symptoms of depression as part of a workshop to be hosted on October 6, 2022.

September 8th, 2022
UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth II is dead

LONDON, United Kingdom- Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years, the BBC has just reported.

September 6th, 2022
12 Active COVID-19 cases currently in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands is reporting there are 12 active cases of COVID-19 currently in the territory with the majority of those cases on Tortola.

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