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March 16th, 2022
I’m off meat for a month! Sex life is good!- Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The jury is still out on whether a plant-based diet improves sexual performance; however, commentator and clergyman Claude O. Skelton-Cline was not shy to testify that eliminating meat from his diet is already producing desired results after just one week.

March 16th, 2022
Pfizer asks FDA to OK 4th dose of COVID vaccine for seniors

CBS NEWS

Pfizer and BioNTech have asked the Food and Drug Administration to greenlight a fourth dose of their COVID-19 vaccine for Americans 65 and older, the companies announced Tuesday, citing data from Israel suggesting that the additional booster could curb infections and severe illness in the highest-risk age group.

March 14th, 2022
USVI lifts indoor mask mandate

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr, during his Monday, March 14, 2022, press briefing lifted the indoor mask mandate in the USVI effective immediately.

March 12th, 2022
Puerto Rico lifts mask mandate

VI CONSORTIUM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Puerto Rico has taken some big steps back to normalcy as cases of Covid-19 dwindle on the island commonwealth.

March 11th, 2022
13 active cases of COVID-19 reported in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Virgin Islands (VI) has reduced to 13, according to the latest update from the Government of the Virgin Islands.

March 9th, 2022
Move to improve tracking of HIV transmission in Jamaica

CMC

Kingston – A senior official of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), says the acquisition of the new genome sequencer should improve the tracking of HIV transmission networks on the island.

March 9th, 2022
'Healthy kids' shouldn't get COVID Vaccine- Florida's Surgeon General

PEOPLE

Florida's surgeon general saw backlash on Monday after he announced that "healthy kids" should not get vaccinated against COVID-19.

March 9th, 2022
First person to receive gene-edited pig heart dies

USA TODAY

David Bennett, 57, who received a pig heart in January in place of his own failing one, died Tuesday.

March 7th, 2022
'Pandemic' compensation for Public Health Unit being 'addressed'- MoH&SD

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Staff of the Public Health Unit (PHU) have been assured that the issue of compensation for works done during the COVID-19 pandemic is being addressed.

March 5th, 2022
‘We are on our way back’ to economic normalcy – Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Maline (AL) has assured that the territory is on ‘its way back to’ normality should citizens continue to take up COVID-19 vaccination and booster shorts.

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