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June 1st, 2023
USVI confirms 38 Covid deaths & 63% vaccination in 2022

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] VI Department of Health, Epidemiology Division (VIDOH-EPI), has released its 2022 Annual Report, highlighting that a total of 38 fatalities were linked to Covid-19 during the year. The figures were drawn from a total of 230,702 tests completed across the US Virgin Islands (USVI), with the division detecting 13,675 Covid-19 cases.

May 31st, 2023
VI reminded smoking in public places is prohibited by law

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents of the Virgin Islands are reminded of the dangers of smoking as the Territory observes World No Tobacco Day 2023.

May 31st, 2023
BVIHSA receives Blood Bank equipment from Rotary Club of Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has received a donation of Blood Bank equipment courtesy of the Rotary Club of Tortola.

May 21st, 2023
Medical evacuation from remote areas must be prioritised- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has highlighted the need for medial evacuation from the sister islands to be a priority.

May 21st, 2023
Three VI nurses awarded for going ‘above & beyond call of duty’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Three nurses in the Virgin Islands (VI) have been recognised for their excellence of service given towards the advancement of healthcare within the territory, with Ms Marla Alverez and Ms Pam Edwards receiving the Excellence in Nursing award while Mrs Rosa Ravariere Seaman received the award for Nurse of Distinction as part of International Nurses Day activities.

May 14th, 2023
VI urged to invest, protect, respect & value nurses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A call was made for the people of the Virgin Islands to invest, protect, respect and value nurses, when the Territory observed International Nurses Day on Friday, May 12, 2023.

May 8th, 2023
Feeling Hot? DDM issues VI heat advisory for 11am-3pm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Persons in the Virgin Islands who will be outside, today May 8, 2023, for extended periods are asked to be cautious amidst above-normal temperatures today.

May 3rd, 2023
Hon Vincent O. Wheatley visits Pockwood Pond incinerator & landfill site

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Emphasising that waste management is a top priority for Government, Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) visited the incinerator and landfill site at Pockwood Pond on his second official day in office, May 2, 2023.

April 23rd, 2023
Fundraiser for Keisha Almorales raises over $7K

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- A fundraiser last night, April 22, 2023, for Keisha Almorales who is recovering from Guillain Barre Syndrome has raised over $7000.

April 23rd, 2023
Petition against open burning @ Pockwood Pond nears 600 signatures

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- A petition initiated by residents of the First District to demand a speedy solution to the almost daily landfill fires at Pockwood Pond has garnered close to 600 signatures.

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