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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.”

January 12th, 2024
‘Did you know that cervical cancer also affects men?’- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In his message as part of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2024, Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) is urging males to also do checkups for the virus that causes cervical cancer in women.

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.

June 3rd, 2021
People still think COVID-19 is a hoax despite deaths – Hon Malone

BAUGHER'S BAY, Tortola, VI - With close to 12,000 persons receiving at least their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the Virgin Islands, the push is on to administer at least 5000 more; however, the challenge, according to the Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), is that persons continue to think the pandemic is a hoax.

September 30th, 2019
Health Minister Hon Carvin Malone attends 37TH COHSOD Meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) led a delegation to the 37th Meeting of the Council of Human and Social Development (COHSOD) as a health ambassador of the Virgin Islands.

February 5th, 2016
UPDATE: Zika scare! Funds scarce! No fogging until Budget allocation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As most countries in the Caribbean, including the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), begin to take proactive measures against the potential threat of the Zika virus, the Virgin Islands Government has shown no real sense of urgency, compared to what other countries have been doing.

April 24th, 2015
U.S Embassy slams Guyana Health Minister’s “distasteful” and “downright irresponsible” comments against female activist


GEORGETOWN, Guyana- Guyana’s Minister of Health Dr. Bheri Ramsarran continues to come under fire for his verbal assault on women’s rights activist Sherlina Nageer and now the U.S Embassy in Georgetown has described the comments as “distasteful” and as a threat of “sexual violence”.

September 24th, 2013
Health Minister should replace doctors at Peebles - Commentator

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Some doctors at the Peebles Hospital should be replaced once several complaints are made about them, according to talk show host Julio Sam Henry.

June 10th, 2013
Resident upset at Minister’s response to VG boat query

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident is upset at a response he received from the Health Minister, Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton about a boat for sick residents following a recent government meeting with persons in Virgin Gorda.

February 28th, 2013
No more lawyers! – resident tells Health Minister

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – One resident has stated that the Territory does not need any more lawyers within its shores. Instead, the resident called for an increase in medical health practitioners and specialists in the medical field.

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