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January 10th, 2022
Omicron: 'Vaxxed' persons having milder symptoms, recovering faster– Dr Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Omicron named the culprit behind the Virgin Islands' latest COVID-19 surge, the variant is impacting the vaccinated and the unvaccinated in different ways, according to the territory’s Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronald E. Georges.

March 30th, 2021
COVID-19: Authorities tight-lipped on details of possible super-spreader funeral

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Health Authorities in the Virgin Islands (VI) are tight-lipped about a possible super-spreader event, opting not to share details about how a person who tested positive for COVID-19 was able to attend a funeral at the Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church.

February 4th, 2021
UK to cover medical bills for side effects from COVID shots – Dr Ronald E. Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands (VI) prepares to receive some 8000 (in the first instance) of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, residents are being told should they develop any side effects and have to be treated, the medical costs will be absorbed by the United Kingdom (UK).

August 22nd, 2019
'For Export Only' food labels spark online debate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A post in "The REAL BVI Community Board," Facebook group has sparked a debate as concerns are being raised over the quality of food being imported into the territory owing to several imported items carrying the label 'For Export Only," while being retailed in the Virgin Islands (VI).

December 25th, 2018
PHOTO of Day: Christmas joy shared at Peebles Hospital

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: It is a tradition some fifty years old where Members of Peebles Hospital Staff, the Board of Directors of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) and the political class meet on each year on Christmas day at the hospital.

December 23rd, 2018
FLR Enterprises to take over Hospital security

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After displacing some staff members and reassigning others, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) have eliminated its security employees.

November 5th, 2018
Cabinet grants approval for RVIPF lease space & more

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands, chaired by His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert at a meeting on October 18, 2018, at the Premier’s Office recently granted approval for a number of items.

October 14th, 2016
New BVIHSA CEO Trinidadian Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch arrives!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial appointment of fired Trinidad and Tobago Health professional Mrs Paula G. Chester-Cumberbatch as the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is proceeding.

September 29th, 2016
Hon Fahie Blasts BVIHSA for snubbing locals for CEO position

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Madam Speaker, our people cannot be taking second in their own country, it cannot be, they cannot be put second in their country, no,” said Opposition Member Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as he made it clear that he has a problem with the selection of a Trinidadian above a local to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA).

August 24th, 2016
5 cases of Zika virus confirmed in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of frequent reports, including on social media, that persons had contracted the Zika virus in the territory, the Ministry of Health and Social Development has confirmed five cases of the Zika virus in the Virgin Islands.

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