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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.

October 21st, 2023
OECS acknowledges healthcare brain drain in region

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Discussions on how to keep healthcare workers from leaving the region, were high on the agenda at the recently concluded Ninth Council of Ministers: Health Meeting which was held back-to-back with the 36th OECS/Pooled Procurement Services (PPS) Policy Board Meeting in the Virgin Islands (VI).

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.

July 8th, 2023
Healthcare not a cost, but investment in people of VI– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has called for healthcare to be viewed as an investment in the people of the VI and development of the territory, rather than it being viewed as a cost.

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.

March 7th, 2023
‘We surrounded by water & for days you can’t find fish to eat’- Bishop Cline

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Prominent clergyman Bishop John I. Cline says as the Virgin Islands (VI) develops, he wants to see the local economy take full advantage of resources at the disposal of the people, including in the marine sector.

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 27th, 2020
'I would like to see more young people exercising’- Hon Wheatley

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Noting that a healthy nation is a prosperous nation, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has said he is pleased to see a lot of persons out walking in the mornings; however, he would like to see more young people exercising as well.

June 30th, 2020
Creating a new beginning in the tracks of COVID-19

Alred C. Frett

Face to Face with Cruel Fate or Wasted Opportunities in the Year 2020:

When Lockdowns are all over and Curfews have all ceased there will be empty spaces in our lives of many who left us without the privilege of their Last Rites… A lonely passage made still lonelier without the dignity of that last chance for fond memories or sad good byes… Years from now may find us searching for those we never knew had died or encountering those we thought long dead.

March 23rd, 2020
Preparing ourselves before COVID-19 reaches the VI

Alred C. Frett

As the World spins on its head:

What we don’t know is hurting us more than what we know… Churches and schools closed from teaching and preaching, persons anxious to work for an honest living are denied access to job sites, death tolls are rising but mourners are prohibited from attending funerals, world leaders are falling within the target zone and the young are basking in carelessness… World powers are weakened.

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