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March 23rd, 2024
Gov't must start valuing teachers as much as doctors - CTE Executive Director


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - During last month’s meeting, the Board of Career and Technical Education noted that the attrition rate among CTE instructors is unsustainably high. During a meeting on Wednesday, comments from Executive Director Anton Döös noted that the phenomenon was not just limited to the territory.

January 31st, 2024
$44,286 starting salary for nurses not attractive for recruitment & retention- Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Recruiting doctors and nurses is a real challenge because there is a global shortage and it is very hard to compete on salaries with other countries such as the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Canada, UK, United States. They are making working in those countries very attractive for nurses and doctors. So recruitment and retention remains a challenge for us.”

July 25th, 2020
Cuban medical professionals arrive in VI

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Some 22 medical professionals, including internist doctors, emergency response doctors, intensive care specialist and nurses from the Republic of Cuba arrived in the Virgin Islands today, Saturday, July 25, 2020, to aid and support the territory's COVID-19 flight.

February 21st, 2017
‘I stand with the doctors’ – Sharie B. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While some persons have expressed that the doctors currently on strike at Peebles Hospital should have put the interest of their patients ahead of their protest, others have pledged full support for them, including young political activist and educator Ms Sharie B. de Castro.

February 20th, 2017
Doctors on strike @ Peebles Hospital over pay!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that some eight to ten doctors have staged a sick-out at the public hospital in Road Town.

October 10th, 2013
New Peebles Hospital opening likely for March 2014 – Health Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Health Minister Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton revealed recently that the new Peebles Hospital is likely to be officially opened in March 2014 while confirming that a handing over of the keys for the completed construction could be expected by month end or early in November.

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.

March 13th, 2013
Infant allegedly made to wait some 10 hrs at Peebles Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Walking into the emergency unit of any hospital one would expect to be attended to in the fastest possible time as an emergency unit should be what it says ‘Emergency’. The alleged experience of a few persons of the past weekend gives a totally new twist to the word ‘Emergency’.

November 16th, 2012
Nurse recruitment for new Peebles Hospital a significant concern – Health Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – According to the Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie W. Skelton, recruitment of nurses for the new Peebles Hospital will pose a problem, even as the pending date of completion for the hospital draws close.

June 4th, 2012
VI’s newest couple, doctors Rodger & Aasha Flax-Miller wed! [Photoslide Included]

LITTLE DIX BAY HOTEL, Virgin Gorda, VI – On the lawns of the Little Dix Bay Hotel on Virgin Gorda, Dr. Rodger Linton Miller and Dr. Aasha-Marie Flax tied the knot to become the Virgin Islands’ newest couple.

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