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May 10th, 2024
VI marks World Day of Health & Safety 2024 with virtual panel discussion

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Human Resources observed World Day of Health and Safety in the Workplace with a special virtual panel on April 30, 2024, for the day which was spearheaded by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

April 24th, 2024
‘We are not where we used to be’ with Pockwood Pond dumpsite– Hon Wheatley

CAPPOON'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Described as a vexing issue that has been in existence for years, Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says significant progress has still been made to the dumpsite at Pockwood Pond and how it was received by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government.

March 23rd, 2024
Premier extends best wishes to Princess Catherine on Cancer treatment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has extended best wishes on behalf of the Government and the people of the Virgin Islands to Her Royal Highness Catherine, Princess of Wales for a swift and full recovery in light of her recent health concerns.

March 11th, 2024
D3 Senior Citizen Health Social hailed a success by organisers

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, BVI – As part of continued efforts to build on the ongoing works and legacy of current Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser, RA (R3), Ms. Kishma P. Forbes of Virgin Islands School and Office Supplies and Mr. Julian Willock, former Speaker of the House of Assembly, hosted a Third District Senior Citizen Health Social.

November 28th, 2023
Budget 2024: Health Ministry projected to receive largest budgetary allocation

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The Ministry of Health and Social Development under Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) is projected to receive the largest budgetary allocation in the 2024 Budget, according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

October 28th, 2023
BVI Diabetes Association to host November events for Diabetes Month 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Diabetes Association has announced a series and informative events for November 2023, to mark Diabetes Month as part of activities aimed at raising awareness about diabetes, its prevention, and management, and to support those affected by the chronic condition.

October 21st, 2023
OECS acknowledges healthcare brain drain in region

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Discussions on how to keep healthcare workers from leaving the region, were high on the agenda at the recently concluded Ninth Council of Ministers: Health Meeting which was held back-to-back with the 36th OECS/Pooled Procurement Services (PPS) Policy Board Meeting in the Virgin Islands (VI).

October 10th, 2023
C’bean food portions not conducive to health– Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has criticized the Caribbean diet as one that is delicious, yet unhealthy, pointing to the portion sizes as one that is not conducive to good health.

October 7th, 2023
VI to host OECS Health Minister Meeting from Oct 9-12, 2023

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands will be hosting the 36th OECS/Pooled Procurement Service (PPS) Policy Board Meeting and Ninth OECS Council of Health Ministers where Health Ministers and other health personnel from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will participate in the four-day meeting from October 9 to 12, 2023.

October 4th, 2023
No microwaving of breastmilk after refrigeration– Dr Shana-Kay Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Working mothers and parents who may opt to store breastmilk for another time to feed their newborns are being encouraged to never microwave breast milk before feeding it to their babies.

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