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October 11th, 2023
Hon Vincent O. Wheatley to assume role as Chair of OECS/PPS Board

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands’ Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Vincent Wheatley (R9) will be assuming the role of chair of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)/ Pooled Procurement Service (PPS) Board for the upcoming year.

October 1st, 2023
Breastfeeding helps mothers ‘lose the extra baby pounds’- Chief Nursing Officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Mothers concerned about gaining weight due to pregnancy should be excited to know that they may not have to worry too much about expensive gym membership or starving themselves, as the secret to shedding those extra pounds is in the win-win situation of breastfeeding.

September 28th, 2023
Men usually say ‘it’s not so bad’ after ‘finger’ exam for prostate cancer- Dr McLean-Hobdy

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Most men, particularly those concerned about prostate cancer, may be very happy to know there is a blood test that can reliably screen for prostate cancer, as men tend to shy away from the ‘dreaded’ digital rectal (finger) examination (DRE).

September 15th, 2023
Local Guy M. Hill Out! UK National Jay Kendall In! as new HMP Boss

BALSUM GHUT, Tortola, VI- As Virgin Islanders continue to be displaced in their homeland, yet another qualified local is left without employment. This time it is former Superintendent of His Majesty’s Prisons Guy M. Hill, an indigenous Virgin Islander.

September 4th, 2023
188 'officially diagnosed' with Dementia in VI- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One hundred and eighty-eight persons in the Virgin Islands have been diagnosed with Dementia; however, the true figure could be much higher, according to Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9).

September 1st, 2023
Increase in COVID-19 cases observed- BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has noted a recent increase in the number of persons testing positive for COVID-19 at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

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 10th, 2023
Renowned health advocate Dr Hans A. Diehl who visited VI in 2019 has died

LOMA LINDA, California, USA- Dr Hans A. Diehl, a pivotal figure in preventive medicine who visited the Virgin Islands in 2019 to help introduce the ‘Complete Health Improvement Program’ also known as CHIP to residents, has died.

July 30th, 2023
Massive early morning fire broke out @ VG landfill

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI- Some residents of Virgin Gorda took to social media, particularly Facebook, to complain about what they described as a massive fire at the Virgin Gorda landfill this morning, Sunday, July 30, 2023.

July 30th, 2023
Popular martial arts instructor struck with ‘mysterious’ spinal infection

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Popular martial arts instructor at Purple Dragon Dojo, Shihan (Master of Martial Arts) Bevon Baptiste has reportedly been struck with an infection that has affected his spine.

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