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May 26th, 2024
Public urged to reduce mosquito breeding after heavy rainfall

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Environmental Health Division is urging residents to take immediate action to reduce mosquito breeding sites following heavy rainfall.

April 29th, 2024
Parents reluctant to get children vaccinated since COVID-19 era- Nurse Jean-Louis

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The rate of immunisation of children has been on the decline since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, according to nurse at the BVI Health Service Authority (BVIHSA) Madalina Jean-Louis

April 23rd, 2024
Saharan Dust expected to continue impacting VI until Thursday- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Due to the presence of a large plume of Saharan Dust, the air quality in the Virgin Islands is at moderate levels but could reach unhealthy levels, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has advised.

April 9th, 2024
UPDATE: AC system @ Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital reportedly fixed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching our News Centre is that the issues with the air conditioning (AC) system at Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital have been resolved.

April 2nd, 2024
BVIHSA gets 2 new ambulances; 1 for VG

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has introduced two new ambulances into its fleet, which it says has set a new benchmark for emergency response capabilities across the [British] Virgin Islands.

March 5th, 2024
Almost 40% of adults between 25-64 years in VI are obese- Health Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Beyond the sun-kissed beaches and colorful culture, our BVI community grapples with the far-reaching consequences of obesity, a health issue that extends beyond individual well-being.”

February 27th, 2024
Doctors available for limited days on Anegada, JvD & VG- Hon Wheatley

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced that persons on the Sister Islands needing to see a doctor will now have an opportunity to do so without having to travel to Tortola.

February 18th, 2024
Workshop aims to improve physicians prescribing techniques for the elderly

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Health and Social Development has said it will be hosting a virtual workshop to improve the prescription of medication for the elderly.

February 17th, 2024
USVI Cannabis Advisory Board approves rules for recreational use


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - “We’ve been waiting a very long time for this,” said Catherine Kean, as the VI Cannabis Advisory Board approved a list of proposed rules and regulations to govern the recreational use of cannabis in the territory.

February 8th, 2024
CBP seizes counterfeit luxury goods valued over $1.2M in San Juan


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- The US Customs and Border Protection officers in the San Juan Field Office have successfully intercepted and seized three shipments containing counterfeit luxury brand merchandise. The seized items, which included jewelry and sunglasses, have a combined manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of over $1.2 million, had they been genuine.

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