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January 25th, 2024
Reports of swine flu (H1N1) outbreak in VI are false- BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has said reports circulating on social media about a swine flu outbreak in the territory are completely inaccurate.

September 1st, 2023
Increase in COVID-19 cases observed- BVIHSA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has noted a recent increase in the number of persons testing positive for COVID-19 at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

July 14th, 2023
Governor defends Auditor General’s ‘one-sided’ Covid Assistance Grants Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Legislators and some members of the public may have labelled the Report by the Auditor General (AG), Sonia M. Webster, on Covid-19 Assistance Grants by elected members as one-sided; however, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG has swiftly come to the defense of the AG.

July 11th, 2023
'Self-isolate if you have COVID-19'- Dr Ronald E. Georges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronald E. Georges is advising persons to self-isolate if they have tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.

June 7th, 2023
'I am now an independent'- Claude O. Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI– Controversial talk show host Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has declared he will remain politically independent in the Virgin Islands (VI), after reaching an epiphany that the parties are not expandable enough to unite the VI.

May 13th, 2023
2023 Population & Housing Census to commence June 15, 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Director of the Central Statistics Office Mr. Raymond Phillips has indicated that preparations are well underway to administer the Population and Housing Census to begin from June 15, 2023, in the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 5th, 2023
WHO declares end to Covid-19 global emergency

LONDON, UK- The World Health Organisation (WHO) ended the global emergency status for COVID-19 on Friday, May 5, 2023, more than three years after its original declaration, and said countries should now manage the virus that killed more than 6.9 million people along with other infectious diseases.

February 12th, 2023
USVI announces 130th death tied to Covid-19


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- As Covid-19 cases from a recent post-Crucian Christmas Festival surge continue to decline, the [US] Virgin Islands Department of Health (DoH) late Friday, February 10, 2023, announced the 130th death in the territory tied to the disease.

January 22nd, 2023
COVID-19 cases surge to 247 on St Croix


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands Department of Health 9DoH) on Friday, January 20, 2023, urged residents to take steps aimed at protecting their health as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge on St Croix, with the department registering 247 cases on the island as of Friday.

January 10th, 2023
USVI Governor tests Positive for Covid-19


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, January 9, 2023, Government House has announced. The positive test result precluded Mr Bryan from attending the swearing-in ceraemony of the 35th Legislature on Monday.

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