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August 17th, 2022
8 suspected cases of Hand Foot & Mouth Disease in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Environmental Health Division is heightening surveillance of early childhood centers across the Territory following the report of eight suspected cases of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD).

December 26th, 2021
3 cruise ships cancel call to VI due to COVID-19 cases onboard

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Information reaching Virgin Islands News Online indicates that the visit of at least two major cruise ships to the territory had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 positive cases onboard.

September 13th, 2021
'Overcrowded' Paraquita Bay bar ordered closed

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Chief Environmental Health Officer Mr Lionel E. Michael, along with the assistance of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), closed down another popular bar for alleged breach of the social distancing protocols as mandated by the Government.

September 12th, 2021
SCB bar closed for alleged breach of COVID-19 protocols

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- A popular bar in Sea Cows Bay has been ordered closed for allegedly breaching the government’s COVID-19 control and suppression measures.

May 17th, 2021
Apply for home quarantine 5-7 days before travel to VI - CEHO Lionel E. Michael

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Travelers to the Virgin Islands (VI) are being encouraged to make requests to home quarantine some five to seven days before travel.

June 10th, 2020
'Total disregard' for COVID-19 protocols @ bars & nightclubs– CEHO Michael

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chief Environmental Health Officer (CEHO) Mr Lionel E. Michael said social distancing, hand hygiene and other protocols put in place to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus in the Virgin Islands went out of the window when bars and nightclubs opened last weekend.

April 23rd, 2020
Public Officers undergo Covid-19 Preventative Training

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Several Public Officers have undergone training to ensure that businesses adhere to COVID-19 preventative measures as the Territory prepares to reopen following the curfew period.

December 9th, 2019
Health authorities cite decline in Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) has seen a decline in cases of Hand, Food and Mouth Disease, according to local Epidemiologist with the Virgin Islands Government, Ms Harmony Brewley; however, she said active transmission of the virus is still prevalent.

October 23rd, 2019
VI residents urged to properly dispose of waste water

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands’ residents and homeowners are being reminded that the improper drainage of wastewater on to public streets, roadways and ghuts constitutes a violation of the Public Health Act.

October 8th, 2019
Nail in steak sauce, lizard in bread create a stir!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A nail found in a bowl of steak sauce at Brandywine Estate Restaurant in Brandywine Bay and a small lizard in a loaf of freshly baked bread purchased from Josh Bakery in Road Town created a media frenzy across the territory. Both incidents occurred last week.

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